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LIST: Manila Water customers that will receive full bill waiver in April
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
The east zone concessionaire said 44 barangays were severely affected by the water shortage in March but they are still validating the list. The company classifies "severely affected" customers as ...

Philippines, US open 2019 Balikatan exercises
Global Nation - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and United States on Monday started its annual military exercises, one of the largest under the Duterte administration. The Balikatan exercises, which ...

Diplomatic protest filed vs surge of Chinese vessels in WPS - Panelo
Global Nation - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines--Malacañang on Monday said the Philippine government has already filed a diplomatic protest against China over the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island ...

Graft raps filed vs Batangas town mayor
philstar.com - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- A municipal mayor in Batangas has been charged with graft for allegedly demanding commissions from a deal to upgrade the billing and collection system of the local water utility service. In a complaint filed before the Office of the ...

EXPLAINER: What Filipinos can expect from the Universal Health Care Law
Rappler - 2019-04-01
MANILA ... in state universities and colleges and private schools are encouraged to work in the public sector. 7. A "Health Technology and Assessment Council" (HTAC) will be created Another important feature of the law is the creation of the HTAC ...

Police probes Negros Oriental ops that killed 14
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) said its investigating unit has begun its probe on the police operation that killed 14 residents of Negros Oriental ...

Facebook denies bias in account takedowns
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- Facebook denied that it is biased in taking down accounts, saying that their basis for booting these out of their platforms is their "inauthentic ...

Northern Samar policemen get medals for repulsing NPA attack
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday awarded medals to police officers of Victoria, Northern Samar, who successfully defended their station from an offensive of ...

Farmers fearing rice imports told: Milk your carabaos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-01
SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ -- With farmers worrying ... After hearing about carabao dairying in West Visayas State University, Orbino tried it out and started with three dairy carabaos.

AFP confirms presence of Chinese vessels around Pag-asa island
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- The military on Monday confirmed reports that several Chinese vessels have been spotted around Philippine-occupied Pag-asa island, one of the biggest ...

Endorsement of Duterte favorite raises questions in Cebu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-01
CEBU CITY -- The saying that actions speak louder than words may provide clues to the political game that Mayor Tomas Osmeña, who is running for reelection, was playing nowadays. On Saturday ...

Isla Lipana & Co.: Always responding to the needs of the times
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-01
The firm, formerly known as Joaquin Cunanan & Co., also owes its high repute to an unwavering commitment to quality, not only in the field of accounting, but also in audit and assurance, deals and corporate finance, consulting and tax planning. And as a ...

Navigating a more dynamic world
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-01
Isla Lipana & Co., on the other hand, is banking on family enterprises and start-ups that are aiming to grow their businesses in and outside the country. In this regard, they need professional accounting firms to help them prepare for big financing and ...

House leaders feud over P90-B pork
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-31
MANILA, Philippines -- As President Rodrigo Duterte reviews the 2019 budget, a row is simmering in the ranks of the House of Representatives over the distribution of P90 billion in pork allegedly ...

Choosing the 10 best senatorial candidates
Inquirer - 2019-03-31
Also invited were representatives from the business and civil society sectors. Participation is by individuals, not organizations. It was made very clear to the participants this was not a church ...

Japan to unveil new era name ahead of abdication
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-31
TOKYO, Japan - With one month to go until the historic abdication of Emperor Akihito, Japan will Monday unveil the name of the new era that will be ushered in when his son ascends the ...

China state firm eyed for Pasig River rehab
Inquirer - 2019-03-31
The Philippine government is keen on tapping state-owned Chinese infrastructure contractor China First Highway Engineering Co. Ltd. (CFHEC) to help rehabilitate the Pasig River system, a very ...

Gordon to Acierto: Show new evidence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Richard Gordon on Sunday said he might again open the door of the Senate blue ribbon committee to sacked Col. Eduardo Acierto if he could offer new evidence to support ...

BOI-approved investments up 60% to P243 B in Q1
philstar.com - 2019-03-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Approved investments by the Board of Investments (BOI) recovered from a slowdown in the first two months, rising 60 percent in the first quarter, driven by projects in energy, manufacturing, and information and communications ...

EO sought for NWRB transformation
Inquirer - 2019-03-31
The National Economic Development Authority is renewing the push for Malacañang to issue an executive order that will transform and strengthen the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) into a ...

Learn to code now!
Inquirer - 2019-03-31
But what if your choice is not on the list? What if your parents wanted you to take up business or biology? Is it too late to check if this is a path you should at least explore? Thankfully ...

Prominent VC Alan Patricof: Facebook, Amazon, and Google are too powerful
Yahoo Finance - 2019-03-31
In a new interview with Yahoo Finance, venture capital pioneer Alan Patricof contends big tech companies such as Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), and Amazon (AMZN) have become too powerful for ...

El Niño task force to prioritize water, food security
philstar.com - 2019-03-31
NDRRMC also recommended a review of the Roadmap for Addressing the Impacts of El Niño (RAIN) through a series of technical ... Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga peninsula, Northern Mindanao ...

Apexigen Announces New Clinical Data On APX005M In Combination Therapy For Pancreatic Cancer At The AACR Annual Meeting 2019
Yahoo Finance - 2019-03-31
- APX005M in Combination Therapy was Well Tolerated and Induced Tumor Shrinkage in 20 of 24 Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer, Several Patients on Therapy for Over a Year - - Plenary ...

Jeff Bezos' investigator thinks Saudi Arabia hacked his cell phone -- here's how it could have happened
Business Insider - 2019-03-31
A $1 billion Israeli intelligence startup accused of helping Saudi Arabia track its adversaries could be the key to new assertions from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' security consultant Gavin de Becker. In an op-ed published in The Daily Beast on Saturday, de ...

Discovery of fossilized fish may shed light on the day an asteroid hit earth, killing the dinosaurs
YAHOO! - 2019-03-31
Discovery of fossilized fish may shed light on the day an asteroid hit earth, killing the dinosaurs originally appeared on abcnews.go.com The discovery of a fossilized fish may offer a glimpse into the day an asteroid hit the earth and wiped dinosaurs off ...

Never waste a good crisis
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-31
THE leadership and the management of Manila Water squarely took responsibility for inability to provide 24-7 service in many parts of its concession area. And voluntarily waived fees in the several hundreds of millions, despite the absence of any such ...

MORE local government responsibility
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-31
Many LGUs in Metro Manila do not follow this high IRA dependence, they rely more on local taxation, especially on business registration and real property tax (RPT), plus various regulatory fees and charges (table 2). While low IRA dependence by these rich ...

The Phoenix on the Nile
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-31
four years into his six-year term, and sure to be reelected for another six years, will carry Egypt through to new glory -- like the Bennu. Amelia H. C. Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

CLI mulls P2.5-B loan for Davao Global Township
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-31
Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI ... Part of the corporate building is being offered to the De La Salle University for a graduate school. YHEST President Frederick H. Yuson said they are now finalizing the deal with the university. CLI Chief Operations Officer ...

Facebook rolls out political ad transparency across the EU, 2 months before an election that's vulnerable to Russian meddling
Business Insider - 2019-03-31
Political campaigners and candidates running Facebook ads about the upcoming European elections will need to undergo strict checks for the first time as part of the social network's efforts to combat foreign interference. Facebook will ask anyone running ...

BSP confident inflation back to below 4% in March
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-31
Also, the latest business and consumer expectations survey of the Central Bank showed that Filipinos are already feeling the effects of the lower inflation rate in recent months, as both firms and ...

Arroyo: China shows there is no single path to economic development
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-31
Arroyo is on her second year as member of the Board of the BFA, which gathers together leaders in government, business and academic institutions throughout Asia to share their thoughts on the most ...

Singapore wants more green living, going underground to free space
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-31
The garden city of Singapore wants to be even more green. It also wants more homes in its central business district, and plans to move facilities underground to free up living space. As part of ...

Robredo denounces second arrest of Maria Ressa
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 31) -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday denounced the second arrest of Rappler chief Maria Ressa, saying it poses a threat to all Filipino journalists.

ACB: Forests and people intertwined for development
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-31
Lim encouraged governments, the business sector, organizations and individuals to take action in promoting the conservation of forests, and making sure that they veer away from irresponsible ...

Wife relates killing of husband, brother in PNP, Army ops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-31
ILOILO CITY -- Ismael Avelino was sleeping at home with his wife Leonora and two young children in Barangay Panubigan in Canlaon City in Negros Oriental on Saturday. At around 2:30 a.m., they ...

Trump's bid to kill Obamacare moves to courts: 'The clock is going to run out'
The Washington Times - 2019-03-31
WASHINGTON -- After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off "Obamacare." But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his re-election campaign. Two ...

Watch a self-driving car handle hairpin turns like a race car
The Verge - 2019-03-31
Self-driving cars are trained to be overly cautious, but there may be situations where they need to make high-speed maneuvers to avoid a collision. Can these vehicles, festooned with tens of thousands of dollars worth of high-tech sensors and programmed to ...

Factbox - Apple's media ambition: Original shows, news subscription
YAHOO! - 2019-03-31
(Reuters) - Apple Inc is expected to unveil a new video streaming service and a news subscription platform at an event on Monday at its California headquarters. The iPhone maker is banking on growing its services business to offset a dip in smartphone sales.

Pet hedgehogs still spreading salmonella, CDC Warns
Upi.com - 2019-03-31
They're tiny, furry and cute, but hedgehogs as pets can bring salmonella dangers, U.S. health officials warned. There have been 17 cases of the serious gastrointestinal infection across 11 states -- all linked to contact with hedgehogs, according to the U ...

More Americans now think vaping is harmful
Upi.com - 2019-03-31
Amid growing concern about the safety of e-cigarettes, more American adults now believe vaping is just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of people who considered e-cigarettes less harmful than tobacco cigarettes dropped ...

The FDA's top leader says anti-vaxxers could bring about a national health crisis
Business Insider - 2019-03-31
The US health system has all kinds of problems. But when we asked the Food and Drug Administration's commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, whether there was one fix that could significantly improve the system, he quickly pointed to vaccines. He told Business ...

Mayweather back in Philippines, vacations in Boracay
philstar.com - 2019-03-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Boracay has always been a summer hot spot for people of all walks of life, and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no exception. Mayweather flew into Manila early Sunday morning in his private jet then headed to the island ...

PH, U.S. to kick off 'Balikatan' 2019 on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 31) -- The Philippines and U.S. are set to hold the annual "Balikatan" exercise, with over 7,000 troops expected to join the bilateral military event.

Police file charges vs. suspect in Marcos Highway hit-and-run incident
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 31) -- The suspect in a hit-and-run incident along Marcos Highway last week has been charged by authorities. Adrian King Carlos is facing charges of reckless ...

Binay: Better health services in Makati
Journal - 2019-03-31
FORMER Vice President Jejomar Binay has reiterated his intention to institute a medical assistance program with state-run hospitals like the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), Philippine ... enhance the expanded health services of the city ...

Senate bets: Review or stop Duterte drug war
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... according to government data. But local and international human rights groups say President Rodrigo Duterte's public pronouncements have resulted in thousands ...

Fresh grads urged to take CSC pen and paper exam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) appealed on Sunday to the set of graduates this 2019 to take its pen and paper exam. CSC Commissioner Atty. Aileen Lizada said that newly ...

Instagram Has A Problem With Hate Speech And Extremism, 'Atlantic' Reporter Says
NPR - 2019-03-31
Facebook announced on Wednesday that starting next week, it will begin banning white nationalism and white separatism content on its platforms. That includes its popular photo-sharing app, Instagram. While Facebook and Twitter have come under heavy ...

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