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Jaime Morente orders revamp of Bureau of Immigration jail
philstar.com - 2019-04-01
"We have received reports that a number of detainees have been conducting some sort of online business inside the facility, thus the gadgets in question were submitted for forensic examination. These activities will not be tolerated," Morente stressed ...

ICC case vs Xi a fabrication - envoy
Global Nation - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The communication filed in the International Criminal Court (ICC) by two former Philippine government officials over alleged crimes against humanity in the South China Sea ...

Negros Oriental residents terrified in wake of killing of 14
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-01
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Residents terrified by the killing of 14 persons in coordinated police and military operations in Negros Oriental on Saturday have been sleeping in the middle of ...

Palace justifies killing of 14 people in Negros Oriental police operations
philstar.com - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The simultaneous police operations that resulted in the killing of 14 people in Negros Oriental were "legitimate," Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo also denied that the government is targeting ...

Apple had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week -- here's what happened
Business Insider - 2019-04-01
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." Last Monday, Apple held a big event at the Steve Jobs Theater at its new headquarters in Cupertino, California ...

Safety Tips for Uber and Lyft Riders Following Killing of University of South Carolina Student
YAHOO! - 2019-04-01
With her eyes on her phone, University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson slipped into the back of a shiny black car without hesitation, thinking it was the Uber she had ordered to drive her home after a night out with friends. But that car ...

The latest 'Call of Duty' is getting a huge new addition to its Battle Royale mode
Business Insider - 2019-04-01
For the first time since launch, the latest "Call of Duty" game is getting a major update to its Battle Royale mode: A new map named Alcatraz. As you might expect, the map is directly based on the infamous prison island in the San Francisco Bay. Given the ...

What Is Nocturia? Here's Why You Need to Pay Attention if You're Peeing a Lot at Night
YAHOO! - 2019-04-01
Getting up to urinate frequently at night could signal a serious health problem: high blood pressure. According to preliminary research--presented at an annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology--salt intake and high blood pressure, also ...

Something on Mars Is Producing Gas Usually Made by Living Things on Earth
nytimes.com - 2019-04-01
Methane gas periodically wafts into the atmosphere of Mars; that notion, once considered implausible and perplexing, is now widely accepted by planetary scientists. Why the methane is there is still a bewildering mystery. It may even point to present-day ...

This e-bike uses artificial intelligence for a smarter, less distracted ride -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2019-04-01
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 ...

DOLE asks gaming operators for list of foreign workers
Inquirer - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Monday that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had asked all accredited Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos ...

Länta Glacier in the Alps is shrinking
Upi.com - 2019-04-01
April 1 (UPI) --As showcased by NASA's "Image of the Day," the Länta Glacier is significantly smaller than it was 20 years ago. This week, NASA shared a series of images captured by its Landsat satellites. The Landsat program is the longest-running ...

Novartis must face doctor kickback lawsuit, U.S. judge rules
Reuters - 2019-04-01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novartis AG must face a U.S. government lawsuit accusing it of paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to doctors so they would prescribe its drugs, after a federal judge ruled on Monday that the government had offered evidence of a ...

Fewer firms to expand, but more workers eyed
philstar.com - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Fewer companies are looking to expand their business operations in the second quarter, but more have signified their intent to employ new workers, according to a survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). According ...

China's Kunlun in talks with U.S. over Grindr: filing
Reuters - 2019-04-01
(Reuters) - Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Monday that it was in talks with U.S. government authorities about whether it should continue to own popular gay dating app Grindr LLC. Reuters reported last week that the Committee on ...

WB cuts Philippine growth forecasts
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-01
In its Philippines Economic Update report ... improve the education system and implement the newly enacted Universal Health Coverage law.

Port congestion dents manufacturing growth
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-01
"Slowing output growth and a comparably modest rise in new business hampered manufacturers in March, with the PMI sliding for the fourth month running," Owen said. "Port congestion at Manila ...

DOE: Power supply enough, no interruptions expected
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- Filipino households should not worry about possible power interruptions, as the country has sufficient supply of electricity, an energy official said ...

Mesothelin CAR T Cells: First Success Story in Solid Cancers
Medscape - 2019-04-01
ATLANTA -- Results from a phase 1 study show that chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that target mesothelin were active in patients with malignant pleural disease from mesothelioma and other solid cancers. The results herald the first success story ...

Heart relic of healing saint leaves PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The heart relic of St. Camillus de Lellis left the country on Monday after a two-month visit. The head coordinator of the trip, Camillian Fr. Dan Cancino, said he was ...

Overdue time for educating Filipino voters
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-01
They have elected into public office, the Senate in particular, show business stars and sports heroes simply because they are celebrities, never mind if they lacked the competence for public office and the commitment to serve the people. If the Catholic ...

Inside the Google employee backlash against the Heritage Foundation
The Verge - 2019-04-01
When Google announced an external advisory board for AI projects last week, the company framed the decision as a step forward in accountability. Last year, the company had announced a set of principles for how to build AI tools, and this board, the company ...

New Approach in Advanced NSCLC: Adding MET Inhibitor Savolitinib
Medscape - 2019-04-01
ATLANTA -- A new approach to the treatment of advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been reported to show clinically meaningful responses. The investigational drug savolitinib (AstraZeneca), a MET inhibitor, was used in combination with ...

AppleOne Properties develops integrated complex in Cebu
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-01
"When I see the market segment in Cebu, there are a lot operating there -- the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) and the leisure -- which is actually great for the hotel business," Mr. Baek told reporters on the sidelines of ...

Mitsubishi Electric unit targets 10-15% growth in revenues
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-01
INTERNATIONAL Elevator and Equipment, Inc. (IEE) said it is expecting to grow its revenues by 10-15% this year amid robust demand for elevators, escalators and air-conditioning units due to the booming construction industry. The local affiliate of Japan ...

Duterte appoints Ignacio as new SSS president, CEO
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-01
Ms. Ignacio obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, Banking and Finance from the Centro Escolar University. She was appointed a day before the implementation of the 45-day ban on appointments ahead of the May 13 midterm polls. Mr. Dooc filed ...

Solon urges review of water supply contracts nationwide
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-01
"In the absence of an existing national water regulatory commission, the PCC is the closest thing we have to a government agency that can somehow be a countercheck on the business practices of ...

Ifugao cooperative gets meat processing center from DAR
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-01
THE HAPAO Multi-Purpose Cooperative (HMPC) in Hungduan, Ifugao has received a processing center for the expansion of its meat production business, complemented by training on various aspects of business operations. The P300,000 processing facility ...

Panelo, Chinese envoy agree China loans negotiated 'on equal footing'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Monday said Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua agreed the loan agreements of the ...

The Philippines says hundreds of Chinese ships have been lurking near an island it occupies in the disputed South China Sea
Business Insider - 2019-04-01
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over the presence of more than 200 Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea, the president's spokesman said on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte has ...

World Bank cuts 2019 PH growth forecast amid budget delay, El Niño
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- The World Bank expects the Philippine economy to grow slower in 2019. The international lender's outlook on the Philippines' gross domestic product (GDP ...

PNP chief: NPA may recruit students during summer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-01
He specifically cited the arrest of Aljon Tamuyang Cardenas, an 18-year-old student of the state-run University of Eastern Philippines in Calbayog City, during the attack of NPA rebels at the ...

Who is new SSS president and CEO Aurora Ignacio?
Inquirer - 2019-04-01
According to her curriculum vitae posted on the SSS website, Ignacio finished her Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Banking and Finance degree from the Centro Escolar University (CEU). Ignacio was ...

PH military chief: Patrols to continue at West Philippine Sea
Global Nation - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine military will continue with their patrols in the West Philippine Sea amid the presence of Chinese maritime militia near Pag-asa Island (Thitu) in the Spratly ...

Robredo calls on Duterte admin to take ex-police official Acierto's claims seriously
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- Vice President Leni Robredo said the Palace must give attention to a former anti-narcotics police official's allegations that former Presidential ...

China envoy to PH: Treat illegal Chinese workers humanely
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
The Department of Labor and Employment, and the Bureau of Immigration said that as of March, there were 138,001 foreign workers in the country, of which 54,241 were issued alien employment permits ...

Chinese vessels in Pag-asa Island not armed, says China envoy
Global Nation - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Monday assured that the Chinese vessels seen in the Manila occupied-Pag-asa Island in the South China Sea are not armed.

Albayalde: Negros Oriental ops that killed 14 not a massacre; PNP, AFP 'ready to face investigation'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday maintained that the killing of 14 individuals during police and military operations in Negros Oriental ...

Group calls for sensitivity in depicting mental health issues on film
Inquirer Entertainment - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Mental health advocates urged on Monday film outfits and the Movie and Television and Classification Board (MTRCB) to be more sensitive and responsible in how movies with ...

2 revised maritime education programs up for CHEd approval
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-01
MANILA, Philippines - Two maritime education programs are now up for final approval by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced Monday.

Chinese envoy slams ICC communication vs Xi
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) -- China's Ambassador to the Philippines on Monday criticized the communication sent by former Philippine officials to the International Criminal Court ...

Cebuana Lhuillier launches easier, more convenient way to save through micro savings product
Inquirer - 2019-04-01
clients manage their business through payroll cash management solutions. Furthermore, it will progress to provide more value with features like remit-to-and-from savings account; pay and ...

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 ...

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