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Ride-hailing company Lyft opens trading at $87.24, above IPO price
YAHOO! - 2019-03-30
New York (AFP) - Shares of Lyft opened trading at $87.24 on Nasdaq on Friday, surging 21 percent from its IPO price as investors grabbed stock in the money-losing ride-hailing company. The company raised about $2.5 billion from its initial public offering ...

Cagayan town secretary shot dead
philstar.com - 2019-03-30
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- The secretary of the municipal government of Rizal in this province was gunned down on Thursday. Romel Caliboso was driving his motorycle with his cousin Louie Talay on their way to Barangay Batu when the ...

Why Bad Design Is Important
Fortune - 2019-03-30
"We tend to ignore bad design at events like this, and focus on successes," said Alice Rawsthorn after taking the stage at the Fortune and Wallpaper Brainstorm Design conference for the second ...

7 families lose homes in Makati fire
philstar.com - 2019-03-30
MANILA, Philippines -- At least seven families were left homeless when a fire struck a residential area in Barangay Bangkal, Makati yesterday morning. Arson probers said the fire broke out along General Malvar street at past 6:30 a.m. The fire also ...

WWF-PH exec urges candidates to tackle waste management
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-30
MANILA, Philippines -- On the 12th year of Earth Hour, Joel Palma, president and chief executive officer of World Wide Fund (WWF) Philippines, called on the candidates for the midterm polls to ...

Efforts intensified to decommission MILF fighters
philstar.com - 2019-03-30
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Efforts to decommission Moro rebels to hasten their return to mainstream communities in the Bangsamoro region are now underway. The Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB), the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ...

Albayalde condoles with family of cop slain in clash with NPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-30
BENGUET, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde on Saturday sent his condolences to the family of the police officer killed in an encounter with the New ...

30 undocumented OFWs bound for Middle East intercepted at NAIA
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 30) -- Thirty undocumented Filipino workers bound for the Middle East were barred from leaving the country by Immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino ...

Panelo: Ressa wants special treatment being a journalist
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 30) -- Malacañang speaks up on the issue of a journalist's arrest, saying her profession does not warrant her preferential treatment. In a statement released ...

Wilcon treats set perfect tune for summer
Inquirer - 2019-03-30
Summer is here and the heat wave will soon hit our homes. At the Wilcon Depot booth at Worldbex, there was a strong breeze while I was checking out the exhibit. They pointed out that the breeze ...

Ex-military colonel named head of secretariat of TF dealing with communists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-30
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo ... Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Department of Trade and Industry. Maria Victoria Cruz Castro and Renia Custorio Corocoto ...

Palace to Ressa: Focus on defense, be truthful on present situation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang on Saturday told Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa that she cannot forever use freedom of the press for her defense each time she gets arrested for ...

Singapore to Introduce New Law to Prevent Spread of Fake News
Bloomberg L.P. - 2019-03-30
Singapore is planning to introduce a law to halt the spread of "fake news," asking websites to correct erroneous information or even remove articles in extreme cases, according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The bill is expected to give more power ...

Long-entrenched local pols fire Day One campaign salvos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-30
In Quezon City, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte ... later proceeded to the University of the Philippines-Manila for a debate with his two main opponents--former Mayor Alfredo Lim and incumbent Mayor ...

PCC probes alleged cold storage cartel
Inquirer - 2019-03-30
"The PCC will look into the alleged refusal of storage access to onion farmers in favor of large traders and will also evaluate if there are business agreements that are anticompetitive or enabl ...

PUV drivers undergo drug test
philstar.com - 2019-03-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 60 drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) underwent mandatory drug testing at a transport terminal in Pasay City yesterday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino said the drug test was ...

Metro Manila candidates fire opening salvo
philstar.com - 2019-03-30
Estrada and Lim were a no-show during a debate with other mayoralty bets at the University of the Philippines in Manila. Lim said he does not want ... former mayor Junjun Binay. In San Juan City, Vice Mayor Janella Ejercito Estrada and her rival for ...

Travellers Hotel boosts profit to P1.4 billion
philstar.com - 2019-03-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. (TIHGI), the owner and operator of Resorts World Manila (RWM), grew its net income by more than four-fold to P1.4 billion. Gross revenues increased by 17 percent to P24.7 billion, driven by ...

26 Philippine companies to exhibit in Mihas 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-30
including Philippine MSMEs, exporters and would-be-exporters with halal-certified products and services, halal Export Board member-agencies such as the Departments of Tourism, Health, Agriculture ...

Mapping your way through Chino Roces
Inquirer - 2019-03-30
I remember being a bright-eyed, impressionable fresh grad with daydreams of working in one of those gleaming, intimidating skyscrapers along Ayala Ave., melding into the crowd of men and women ...

Apple cancels plans for AirPower charging mat
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-29
(CNN) -- Apple's much-anticipated wireless charging mat won't be launching after all. The company announced on Friday its AirPower product has been abruptly canceled. "After much effort, we've ...

Palace says DDB has accurate data on drug situation; PDEA conducts surprise tests on PUV drivers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-29
Malacañang on Friday said the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) had an accurate picture of the illegal drugs situation in the country as well the number of narcotics users. Presidential spokesperson ...

Arroyo: Look at China as partner, not as threat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-29
Developing countries like the Philippines should look at China as a partner and not a threat, according to Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The former President, who was attending the Boao Forum ...

TWG formed to address palm oil dumping into PH
Inquirer - 2019-03-29
The governments of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to create a tripartite technical working group (TWG) to address the dumping of palm oil into the Philippine market ...

Every drop counts: save, conserve
Inquirer - 2019-03-29
It hit without warning, leaving tens of thousands of homes reeling from a water crisis that gripped the metro. Earlier this month, a large part of the East Zone, or those areas under the Manila ...

ServiceNow teams with Workplace by Facebook on service chatbot
TechCrunch - 2019-03-29
One of the great things about enterprise chat applications beyond giving employees a common channel to communicate, is the ability to integrate with other enterprise applications. Today, Workplace ...

Apple has scrapped plans to release its AirPower wireless charging mat
Business Insider - 2019-03-29
Apple has canceled plans to release its AirPower charging mat, the company told Business Insider in a statement on Friday. TechCrunch first reported the news. "After much effort, we've concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have ...

Quality healthcare everywhere
Inquirer - 2019-03-29
Convenience and accessibility factor greatly when it comes to picking a place to live in. A number of property developers have given birth to townships where one can live, work, learn, play and ...

Facebook looks to restrict live video on its platforms after Christchurch attack
Reuters - 2019-03-29
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Friday the company was looking to restrict live video following the streaming of footage of the Christchurch massacre on its platforms. The company will monitor who can go "Live" on ...

Iloilo on my mind
Inquirer - 2019-03-29
The latest addition would be the Courtyard Hotel by Marriott, located inside the Iloilo Business Park, which in itself is a tourist destination given the row of homegrown restaurants, museum and ...

As new tech startups muscle into the pricey DC subscription market, Politico is investing millions to stay competitive
Business Insider - 2019-03-29
Politico is trying to boost its high-priced subscription product as it fights off competitors. Since its launch in 2007, Politico has forged an enviable model for journalism, a centerpiece of which is a political and regulatory news subscription product ...

Spacewalking astronauts install better station batteries
YAHOO! - 2019-03-29
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts hustled through battery hookups outside the International Space Station on Friday in a major upgrade of the solar power grid. NASA's Christina Koch and Nick Hague successfully installed a set of new and ...

All-female spacewalk canceled
Mashable - 2019-03-29
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 ...

Belmonte appeals for decent campaigning
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-29
MANILA, Philippines - Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte called for positive and decent campaigning as the campaign period for local candidates formally kicked off on Friday. "I am praying ...

Filipina pioneers of design
Inquirer - 2019-03-29
Women have come a long way since their days of obligatory confinement at home. Nowadays, many are seizing opportunities for themselves, living their lives for a greater purpose. It takes a special ...

Philippines: Beleaguered journalist Maria Ressa arrested again
Al Jazeera English - 2019-03-29
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been arrested for the ... The country's corporate regulator revoked Rappler's business licence last year over the bond sale, but the site continued operating as it appealed the case in the courts.

Maria Ressa, Journalist Critical of Duterte, Is Arrested Again in Philippines
nytimes.com - 2019-03-29
Maria Ressa, the co-founder of an online news start-up critical of President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, has been arrested a second time as the Duterte administration steps up its campaign against a news outlet that has been sharply critical of his ...

Local candidates tone down campaign on Day One
philstar.com - 2019-03-29
One in four voters in the midterm polls wants a senatorial candidate "who will not be corrupt," a survey of Social Weather Stations (SWS) released yesterday showed. According to consumer advocacy group CitizenWatch Philippines, Filipinos still believe ...

Facebook secretly explored building bird-size drones to ferry data to people with bad internet connections
Business Insider - 2019-03-29
Facebook recently explored building bird-size drones loaded with data to help improve people's internet connections. The Menlo Park, California-headquartered technology giant worked on a far-out project, called Catalina, in recent years that aimed to build ...

I Got Botox For Migraines -- & It Changed My Life
YAHOO! - 2019-03-29
About a year ago, I hit a wall in my migraine treatments. After five years of working with a neurologist, I had quietly given up. I'd tried everything from cognitive behavioral therapy to anticonvulsants to prevent them; I avoided potential triggers like ...

Galapagos home to 53 invasive species, 10 times previous estimates
Upi.com - 2019-03-29
March 29 (UPI) --The Galapagos Islands hosts at least 53 invasive species, ten times as many as previously thought. The survey was conducted by a team of scientists with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Williams College and the Charles Darwin ...

Duterte still hoping to settle issues with Misuari-led MNLF
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-29
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he is still hoping to settle issues with the Nur Misuari-led Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in the Western part of ...

Mnuchin: China, US trade talks in Beijing "constructive"
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-29
BEIJING -- Chinese and U.S. negotiators adjourned trade talks in Beijing on Friday with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying they had been "constructive." Neither side gave any ...

Abby Binay sees easy win in Makati mayoral race
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 29) -- Makati City Mayor Abby Binay is confident her reelection will be easy despite being pitted against her brother Junjun Binay. "Mainit lang ang panahon.

Abby Binay sees easy win in Makati mayoral race
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 29) -- Makati City Mayor Abby Binay is confident her reelection will be easy despite being pitted against her brother Junjun Binay. "Mainit lang ang panahon.

Duterte pleased with creation of Bangsamoro region
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-29
DIGOS CITY, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he was pleased with the creation of the new Bangsamoro region in Mindanao. "It gives me the high that we were able to realize at ...

Cloud-based Internet access offered to various biz sectors in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-29
This will bring more value to our customers and partners, and differentiate the solution in the market," said Phal Nanda, business leader and senior director, PLM, for the Ruckus Cloud platform.

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-29
Winfrey already has her OWN network and O magazine where she still ... a series from La La Land director Damien Chazelle; a show about computer coding for preschoolers called Helpsters, with ...

The Filipino name game
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-29
del Rosario College of Business of De La Salle University makes a convincing case ... language can promote cultural alienation, a lack of national identification of a people and a half-baked ...

PHL, UK agree to deepen economic ties
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-29
THE Philippines and United Kingdom convened the first Philippines-United Kingdom Economic Dialogue on March 21, 2019, in Makati City. The inaugural dialogue was led by Department of Trade and ...

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