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Extortion, retaliation eyed as motives in Isulan eatery blast
philstar.com - 2019-04-04
SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines -- The owner of Carlito's Chicken House in Isulan town where a bomb exploded on Wednesday afternoon had received an extortion letter demanding a monthly payment of P50,000 before the incident. Isulan Mayor Maritess Palasigue on ...

Jinggoy Estrada invokes 'Arroyo Doctrine' in seeking dismissal of plunder case
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada has asked the Sandiganbayan to dismiss his pork barrel plunder case over the prosecution's supposed failure to prove he ...

5 health benefits of taking a bath
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-04
IS there anything better than sinking into a hot bath after a long day? What if you found out that a bath does more than just help you relax? Soaking in a bath is very relaxing, but it also can ...

Meralco-Marubeni-BCDA joint venture for New Clark City
Inquirer - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines-A consortium of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and its Japanese partners have signed a joint venture agreement with the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) for the ...

18 hurt in explosion in Sultan Kudarat town
philstar.com - 2019-04-04
SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines - Eighteen people were injured in an explosion that ripped through a restaurant in Isulan town Wednesday. Police Lt. Col. Aldrin Gonzalez, spokesman of the Police Regional Office-12, said probers are still trying to determine ...

BIR slashes 2019 revenue target
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- The country's tax agency has adjusted its revenue target for the year. In the weekly economic briefing in Malacañang, the Bureau of Internal Revenue ...

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn arrested again, vows he 'will not be broken'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
(CNN)-- Ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn was arrested again in Tokyo Thursday, less than a month after he was released on bail. Prosecutors entered the auto executive's home in the Japanese ...

MPIC, Aboitiz start works on Cavite logistics facility
philstar.com - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Subsidiaries of conglomerates Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and Aboitiz have started construction of one of the largest storage and distribution hubs in the country. Work on the South Mega Distribution Center commenced ...

Palace: Accusations vs. Paolo Duterte all 'black propaganda'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- Malacañang dismissed allegations that Presidential son Paolo "Pulong" Duterte received payoffs from a drug personality. Presidential Spokesperson Sal ...

BSP remits P4 billion to National Treasury
philstar.com - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has remitted P4 billion in dividends to the National Treasury following the enactment of its new charter, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). In a report to Finance Secretary Carlos ...

CebuPac to start Clark-Tokyo flights
Inquirer - 2019-04-04
Budget airline Cebu Pacific is launching the first ever flights between Clark in Pampanga province and Narita near Tokyo. Cebu Pacific said it would launch four weekly flights between Clark ...

DENR holds dredging by ship with Chinese crew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday suspended the environmental clearance certificate (ECC) for the dredging of a river in Batangas ...

Water for farms cut as Angat Dam level drops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
CITY OF MALOLOS -- The supply of irrigation water for more than 27,000 hectares of rice farms in Bulacan and Pampanga provinces has started to diminish as the water level in Angat Dam continues ...

Index finishes flat on sluggish trades
philstar.com - 2019-04-03
On the other hand, Manila Electric Co. was down 1.6 percent as was Aboitiz Power which was down 1.4 percent. Metro Pacific Investments Corp. had the highest net foreign selling record for the day at P65 million.

Duterte warns Malabon Mayor Antolin Oreta of arrest over drugs
philstar.com - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has warned Malabon Mayor Antolin Oreta to rid the city of illegal drugs in one month, otherwise he will be arrested. Duterte issued the warning as he campaigned for the local candidates of the ruling PDP-Laban ...

Hundreds of millions of Facebook records exposed on Amazon cloud servers
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-03
(CNN) -- A vast collection of data on Facebook users was exposed to the public until recently on Amazon's cloud computing servers, researchers have found. Two third-party Facebook app developers ...

PH can ignore onerous terms of China loan - Locsin
Global Nation - 2019-04-03
The President ordered the review earlier this week after Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio disclosed that the terms of the $62-million Chico River Pump Irrigation loan ...

Measles cases rise from 5,000 to 27,000 in first 3 months
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- During the first three months of the year, the Department of Health (DOH) saw a five-fold increase in the number of measles cases nationwide to about 27,000 cases, from ...

Stock index up slightly in mixed trading
Inquirer - 2019-04-03
The local stock barometer ended slightly higher on Wednesday in line with regional markets, which were mostly upbeat ahead of the resumption of closely watched US-China trade talks. The main-share ...

Group offers P10 billion project to source water from Angat Dam
philstar.com - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A local consortium is set to submit a P10 billion unsolicited proposal to use excess water from the Angat hydroelectric power plant as a source of additional water supply. The joint venture of ITP-Maharlika Bulk Water Co. proposed ...

The 30 hottest companies of the year, according to LinkedIn
Business Insider - 2019-04-03
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon can't stop attracting job hunters. The three tech conglomerates topped LinkedIn's ...

Peter Thiel-backed digital bank N26 is considering a cash back-type offering as it eyes US expansion
Business Insider - 2019-04-03
N26 has built a successful digital banking business in Europe that's helped it nab over $500 million in funding and a $2.6 billion valuation. But as it prepares for a launch in the US later this year, the Peter Thiel-backed fintech is considering ways to ...

FDA Investigating Reports of Seizures After Vaping
Medscape - 2019-04-03
Some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures following their use, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned today, calling it "another potential emerging safety" issue with the nicotine-vaping devices. Through voluntary adverse event ...

Cebuanos remember April 3 uprising vs Spaniards
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
CEBU CITY - Cebuanos on Wednesday commemorated the 1898 uprising waged by Katipuneros against the Spanish colonizers. The battle between Cebuano Katipuneros and the Spaniards took place in the ...

Indian state court asks government to ban 'inappropriate' video app TikTok
Reuters - 2019-04-03
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A court in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday asked the federal government to ban Chinese video app TikTok, saying it was "encouraging pornography". Created by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, TikTok allows users ...

Verizon becomes first in the world to activate 5G network
Upi.com - 2019-04-03
April 3 (UPI) --Verizon launched its 5G wireless network Wednesday in two U.S. cities -- Chicago and Minneapolis -- becoming the first carrier in the world to put the new system online. The fifth generation cellular network will expand to 30 more markets ...

Gatchalian: Note verbale to China should be made public
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- In the spirit of transparency, the note verbale filed against China over the alleged presence of Chinese maritime militia vessels around Pag-asa Island in the West ...

Express Scripts Takes Steps To Cut Insulin's Price To Patients
NPR - 2019-04-03
As the heat turns up on drug manufacturers who determine the price of insulin and the health insurers and middlemen who determine what patients pay, one company -- Cigna's Express Scripts -- announced Wednesday it will take steps by the end of the year ...

WeWork acquires $249 million office services startup Managed by Q as it goes after larger business customers
Business Insider - 2019-04-03
In yet another effort to expand beyond its office leasing business, WeWork announced today that it acquired Managed by Q -- a platform that allows office tenants to hire service workers such as cleaners, receptionists or IT support. Financial terms weren ...

Wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford has brain tumor, needs surgery
Upi.com - 2019-04-03
April 3 (UPI) --Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions star Matthew Stafford, will have surgery this April to have a brain tumor removed. She announced the diagnosis Wednesday on Instagram. Stafford said she began to notice dizziness and a lack of ...

3 men caught sneaking out groceries from Makati mall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Three merchandisers were arrested on Monday for sneaking out grocery items worth P30,000 from the Century City Mall on Kalyaan Avenue in Makati. The Makati City Police ...

ADB, S&P temper PHL growth forecasts
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-03
THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY will likely grow faster this year with household and state spending on the rise, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and global debt watcher S&P Global Ratings said in separate reports released on Wednesday, even as global uncertainties ...

DoubleDragon to make Hotel101 a global brand
philstar.com - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- DoubleDragon Properties Corp. has moved a step closer to its goal to become the first company from the Philippines to bring a homegrown hotel brand across Asia. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, DoubleDragon said its ...

Justice Department clears former Health Secretary Ubial in Dengvaxia mess
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 3) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared a former health chief in the controversial dengue immunization program. In a resolution issued March 25, the ...

ADB cuts PHL outlook on budget, global woes
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
Strong retail trade and expansion in business-process outsourcing will continue to spur growth in services. "The Philippine economy is on a healthy growth trajectory, with public and private ...

PHL aims to become top creative economy
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
The creative economy, the agency added, is an important source of trade and investment opportunities, which bolsters the business activities of micro, small and medium enterprises. In a step ...

Japanese investments on second wind in Subic
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
SBMA Senior Deputy Administrator for Business and Investment Renato W. Lee III presents the certificate of registration and tax exemption for Taiyo Subic to Taiyo Shoji President Shinichi Kita in ...

Agencies step in to probe military data breach
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 3) -- The government is now looking into the hacking of databases of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), some agencies, and educational institutions.

Amid Metro water crisis, lawmaker pushes MWSS charter, Public Service law revision
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
A member of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development, citing the urgency for a fair and modern water utility services for consumers, on Wednesday urged the 17th Congress to approve pending ...

Lifestyle Intervention Improves Fertility in Obese Women
Medscape - 2019-04-03
NEW ORLEANS -- A low-intensity lifestyle intervention could help improve fertility in obese women who are having trouble conceiving, new research shows. Findings from an 18-month randomized controlled trial comparing a lifestyle program with usual ...

Massive land reclamation requires massive public consultations
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
They are done by the big corporations, which are able to hoard and commercialize the reclaimed land, converting them into casinos, condominiums, malls, entertainment complexes and other business ...

Vista Land income grows 16% to P10.53 billion last year
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
He said earnings growth was driven by the better-than-expected growth of its residential business and the sustained contribution of its commercial assets. He said they will be launching more ...

May: UK to seek further Brexit delay, try to break logjam
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
Ford of Europe Chairman Steven Armstrong said "a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for the automotive industry in the UK" Edwin Morgan, interim director general of business group the ...

DOF insists Philippines never defaulted on foreign debt in 1983
philstar.com - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines did not default on its foreign debt in 1983 because its lenders agreed to extend the repayment period, the Department of Finance said Wednesday. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has warned that ...

Duterte to sign 2019 budget soon-Arroyo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will sign the proposed P3.8 trillion 2019 national budget soon, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo confirmed on Wednesday. In an ambush ...

California Hospital Secretly Filmed Women During Surgery and Childbirth, Lawsuit Says
nytimes.com - 2019-04-03
Dozens of women were filmed without their knowledge while receiving medical attention -- including having surgery and giving birth -- at a California hospital, according to a lawsuit filed last week in a state superior court. A lawyer for the women said ...

Carpio wants diplomatic protests filed vs. Chinese vessels in Pag-asa, Beijing seizure of Sandy Cay
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 3) -- While the foreign affairs chief said he has fired a salvo of diplomatic notes against China, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio urged ...

Carpio wants diplomatic protests filed vs. Chinese vessels in Pag-asa, Beijing seizure of Sandy Cay
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 3) -- While the foreign affairs chief said he has fired a salvo of diplomatic notes against China, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio urged ...

This Man Thought He Had the Flu. Months Later, He Could Barely Eat or Talk.
YAHOO! - 2019-04-03
The patient: Ted*, a public sector worker in his late 40s The symptoms: Low-grade fever, persistent cough and fatigue The doctor: Dr. Neil Shear, head of dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, Canada For three weeks in February 2017 ...

Scientists trace origins of photons emitted by gamma ray bursts
Upi.com - 2019-04-03
April 3 (UPI) --Scientists in Japan have traced the origins of photons emitted by long duration gamma-ray bursts, the brightest electromagnetic events in the universe, to the visible portion of the relativistic jet produced by supernovae. First discovered ...

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