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SC orders trial of owner of sunken Princess of the Stars
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
"At least the Supreme Court has spoken for the victims seeking justice," Acosta said on Monday. After failing to get the DOJ to reverse its decision, Go petitioned the Court of Appeals to ...

Duterte must explain wealth - Sereno
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte ... A three-part report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) found significant increases in the incomes of the ...

DoubleDragon tops off new Jollibee Tower
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-09
A TOPPING-OFF ceremony for Jollibee Tower in Ortigas Center was held on Monday. From left, Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong, JFC Corporate Secretary William Tan Untiong, DoubleDragon Properties Corp. CEO and Chairman Edgar J.

New scheme to evade cigarette taxes
Inquirer - 2019-04-09
For Deputy Internal Revenue Commissioner Ariel Guballa, his suspicion was that illicit tobacco traders could be using this promotional scheme to gather used tax stamps to put on packs of fake ...

Napoles seeks dismissal of plunder case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Convicted plunderer Janet Lim-Napoles has sought the dismissal of her case involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations of former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.

PISI calls for DTI action on substandard rebars
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Iron and Steel Institute (PISI) is calling on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to take action on substandard concrete reinforcing steel bars (rebars) being sold in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

CEZA to start building corporate center, upgrading Port Irene
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-08
THE Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) will start building this month a corporate and commercial center as a well as launch rehabilitation works in Port Irene. In a statement on Monday, the investment promotion agency said the P426-million corporate ...

ADOMANI Receives First Order from the Philippines
Yahoo Finance - 2019-04-08
This purchase order represents the initial outcome of GerWeiss and ADOMANI exploring ways to collaborate in order to respond to the Philippine ... and improve the health of its citizens.

FAFSA's saucy reply to a high schooler's luxurious prom video has students stressed
Mashable - 2019-04-08
If you've attended college, you've probably had to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or a FAFSA, which is basically a set of documents asking the government for funds to help ...

How UNICEF Is Leveraging Mobile Tech To Get Results For Children
Forbes - 2019-04-08
Introducing digital birth registration in Pakistan is one way UNICEF is partnering to advance innovative new ways to help vulnerable kids. A mother in Pakistan with her five children: Bashira, 12, Shakeela, 8, Murtaza, 6, Sajan, 4, and Izra, 2, all ...

Teens are spending more on video games than ever before, and it's at least partially thanks to 'Fortnite'
Business Insider - 2019-04-08
Teens are spending more than ever on video games, and the massive popularity of free games like "Fortnite" could actually be expanding the gaming market. That's according to a bi-annual report released on Monday from Piper Jaffray that surveyed thousands ...

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers Singles Out the U.S. As The 'Only Country In The World Without A Startup Strategy'
Forbes - 2019-04-08
John Chambers has big ambitions for his new venture fund. The former Cisco CEO embarked on a career in venture capital last year, launching JC2 Ventures to make technological innovation in the United States more competitive on the world stage. "The U.S ...

Roku is tumbling after Citi gets nervous about its massive 110% rally this year
Business Insider - 2019-04-08
A massive rally in Roku shares, an increasingly competitive streaming space, and what appears to be robust hiring plans fueled Citi's share-crushing downgrade of the stock on Monday. Roku shares plunged as much as 8%, to a two-month low, after Citi analyst ...

New NASA-funded program to train K-12 students in STEM fields
EurekAlert! - 2019-04-08
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - NASA has awarded the University of California, Riverside a grant of $320,000 to launch a research and training program in STEM fields aimed at enhancing K-12 students' experiences outside school hours. Titled "Launch Pad from High ...

Earth's glaciers lost 9 trillion tons of ice. That's the weight of 27 billion 747s.
YAHOO! - 2019-04-08
That's how much ice Earth's glaciers lost in the 55 years between 1961 and 2016. An international team of scientists used satellite and direct field observations to conclude that Earth's glaciers have melted such a profound sum of ice in the last half-century.

Apple iPad Air (2019) Review
Mashable - 2019-04-08
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

How Sonos Is Fighting Smart Speakers: Architectural Sound With IKEA (And A New Low Price)
Forbes - 2019-04-08
IKEA calls it "our loudest lamp ever." Sonos calls it new competitive positioning, and a new market opportunity. Today Sonos unveiled a new line of smart speakers in collaboration with IKEA. And the new products are key indicators of where the company is ...

AI Plus Entertainment Equals the Dawning of a Trillion-Dollar New Economy
Forbes - 2019-04-08
This May 3-4, 2019 in Redwood City, leading experts from AI, entertainment and technology companies such as Walt Disney World, Digital Domain, Microsoft, Intel, Accenture, and Qualcomm will make their way to #AIShowBiz Summit 3.0 and pave the way to the ...

Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million
TechCrunch - 2019-04-08
The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced a partnership with Visa to offer virtual, pre ...

Fire razes 26 houses in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 35 families were left homeless when a fire broke out at a residential area in Quezon City before dawn yesterday. The blaze started in the bedroom of one of the apartments on Ermin Garcia street in Barangay E. Rodriguez at ...

3 drug gangmen fall in Manila
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Three alleged members of a drug trafficking syndicate, believed to have links with local politicians and police officers, were arrested in a sting in Sampaloc, Manila before dawn yesterday. National Capital Region Police Office ...

Project preparation funding for climate resilient PPPs readied
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A facility for funding the preparation of regional Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with climate resilience components is now being readied to build a robust pipeline of such infrastructure projects, the PPP Center announced over ...

Boy, 10, escapes kidnap gang
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A 10-year-old boy who went missing in October last year was reunited with his family over the weekend after he escaped from his kidnappers, his relatives said yesterday. The boy, "MJ," said his captors forced him to beg, along ...

Hulu is gaining the most ground with teens of the major video services, but Netflix still rules
Business Insider - 2019-04-08
Netflix is the teen streaming champion, but Hulu has been gaining ground in key ways. In a report from Piper Jaffray released on Monday, Hulu gained the most ground among teenagers in how much video they consume on a daily basis. Hulu rose from 5.2% in ...

Getting Ready for Resistance to First-Gen NTRK Inhibitors
Medscape - 2019-04-08
ATLANTA -- Larotrectinib (Vitrakvi, Loxo Oncology Inc/Bayer), the first tumor agnostic drug to target fusions in the neurotrophic tropomyosin receptor kinase (NTRK) gene, was approved only months ago, but already studies are in place to address mutations ...

P257.4-million cocaine bricks seized off Surigao Norte
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 40 cocaine bricks with an estimated value of P257.4 million were fished out from the waters off Burgos, Surigao del Norte on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Gilbert Cruz, Caraga police director, said fishermen found the cocaine bricks ...

Meralco raises power rates for April
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A weaker peso and higher spot market prices due to tight supply conditions pushed Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) rates higher this month. Meralco said its overall electricity rates increased by 6.33 centavos per kilowatt-hour from ...

CDC: Measles count up over 100 in U.S. since last week
Upi.com - 2019-04-08
April 8 (UPI) --Reported cases of measles increased by nearly 100 last week, to 465 across 19 states, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention said on Monday. A week ago, the CDC reported 387 cases in 15 states. The figure, reported on Monday, is the ...

UK Guidelines Quiz - Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management Of Delirium
Medscape - 2019-04-08
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently updated its guidelines on the prevention, diagnosis and management of delirium in people aged 18 and over who are in long-term residential care or a nursing home, or in hospital.

SUV hits motorcycle in Kalinga; 2 dead
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Two motorcycle riders died when their vehicle collided with a Ford Everest in Tabuk City, Kalinga on Sunday. Police said Marvin Regacho, 22, and Berna May Capuyan were on their way home to Barangay Balong when the ...

Supreme Court reinstates raps vs Sulpicio exec over sea mishap
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
In a 20-page decision released yesterday, the third division of the high court reversed a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling in March 2013 that junked the reckless imprudence charges filed against Edgar Go, SLI first vice president for administration.

Philippine Airlines to upgauge Thailand flights
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to increase this year its market share in terms of travelers to Bangkok by upgauging the aircraft used for flights. In an interview, PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista said PAL ...

PNP identifies 43 Western Visayas election hotspots
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Police have identified 43 towns and cities in Western Visayas as election areas of concern. Lt. Col. Joem Malong, regional police spokesman, said Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental as well as Lemery, Calinog and Maasin in ...

Scammer Xian Gaza flees Philippines after conviction
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Self-confessed scammer and internet personality Christian "Xian" Gaza claims he fled the country last year, a few months after being convicted by a Malabon court for an investment scam involving bouncing checks. In an interview ...

Evolution puts speed limit on recovery of biodiversity after mass extinctions
Upi.com - 2019-04-08
April 8 (UPI) --Life can only recover but so fast in the wake of mass extinctions. According to a new study, evolution imposes a speed limit on the recovery of biodiversity. Scientists knew it took at least 10 million years for life to recover after mass ...

Whirlpool launches new products for the Philippine market
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-04-08
Whirlpool and Excellence Appliance Technologies, Inc. (Exatech) recently introduced three new products in the Philippines ... Whirlpool SEA Head of Business Development, Mr. Blanco Wong, Whirlpool ...

Pag-IBIG taps BPI to manage P1 billion portfolio
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Home Development Mutual (Pag-IBIG) Fund has tapped a unit of Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) to manage a portion of its P5 billion portfolio. After a rigorous bidding process, Pag-IBIG has chosen BPI Asset ...

PCC files case vs 8990 Holdings, Urban Deca Homes
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has filed a case against mass housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. and Urban Deca Homes Manila Condominium Corp. for breach of antitrust law by engaging an exclusive internet service ...

Jury seated in Noor trial, opening arguments to begin Tuesday
Star Tribune - 2019-04-08
A man who immigrated from the Philippines with his family ... A man who leads groups for people working on mental health issues and substance abuse recovery. o A woman who immigrated from Pakistan several years ago and said she had "never heard ...

DICT: $4.5-billion investment needed to allow the PHL to catch up with neighbors
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Monday said $4.5 billion in investment is needed to construct 50,000 new towers that would improve telco services in the ...

Haphazard disposal of toxic e-waste to draw fine, jail time
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
CONGRESS is being asked to pass a law banning the haphazard disposal of toxic electronic gadgets, with provisions for stiff fines and jail time for violators. Once enacted into law, Senate Bill ...

Let foreign contractors compete in PHL market
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
The competition would surely benefit both public and private infrastructure projects and help protect people by driving crooked contractors out of business.

Business sentiments improving further
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
The BSP said the sentiment of businesses in the Philippines mirrored the more positive business outlook in Chile, Greece, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands and South Korea. Business sentiments in ...

UK holds out hope for Brexit compromise by Friday deadline
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
While Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faulted the government, saying it showed no willingness to budge from its previous Brexit positions, Labour business minister Rebecca Long-Bailey held out hope ...

Vendors-Value, opportunity and risks
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
Working with vendors and third parties is an inherent part of doing business--they provide tremendous value and opportunity. While they may be indispensable to the daily operations of businesses ...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
including freezes on assets the Guard may have in US jurisdictions and a ban on Americans doing business with it or providing material support for its activities. Although the Guard has broad ...

Swedish firms to assist local construction efforts with equipment, services, solutions
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
In a report titled "Philippines Open for Business" by Business Sweden, Swedish firms are looking to provide necessary inputs and technology to infrastructure projects listed under the "Build ...

PA Properties breaks ground for new housing project in Calamba, Laguna
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
While construction has just started, PA Properties SVP for Business Development Jonathan Jerusalem revealed that 6 percent of the total 828 housing units are already sold on presale.

Seasonal Sniffles? Immunotherapy Tablets Catch On As An Alternative To Allergy Shots
NPR - 2019-04-08
Sneezing, runny nose, congestion, or irritated eyes? Yes, we hear you: The misery of seasonal allergies is real. A lot of people find temporary relief with over-the-counter medications, but these don't treat the cause. As we head into grass pollen season ...

Scientists Test Whether Brain Stimulation Could Help Sharpen Aging Memory
NPR - 2019-04-08
It's an unfortunate fact of life -- as we age, we tend to become more forgetful. Aging brains struggle especially with working memory. Called the workbench of the mind, working memory allows us to store useful bits of information for a few seconds, and ...

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