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Palace: Over 26,000 Yolanda housing units still unfinished - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 26,000 housing units for Yolanda victims remain unfinished more than five years after the super typhoon devastated the Visayas, Malacañang said yesterday. Citing a report of the National Housing Authority, Cabinet ...

Microsoft releases Application Guard extension for Chrome and Firefox
ZDNet - 2019-03-17
Microsoft released this week browser extensions that port the Windows Defender Application Guard technology from Edge to Chrome and Firefox. The extensions only work for Chrome and Firefox running on current Windows Insider builds, but are expected to work ...

Study links egg consumption to risk of premature death - 2019-03-17
Eggs may not be all they've been cracked up to be. A new study says eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol and that cholesterol in the diet ups the risk of heart disease and premature death. The researchers followed nearly 30,000 adults over three ...

Natl Tobacco Administration opposes higher excise taxes
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-17
The NTA disclosed that one local tobacco buyer has ceased operations since Republic Act 10351--Sin Tax Reform law--took effect and led to an "unfavorable business environment."

Bureau of Internal Revenue urges taxpayers to make a clean start with amnesty law
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-17
The forum, held at Tanghalan ng Pasigueño Pasig City, was facilitated by Revenue Region 7-Quezon City and Revenue District 43-Pasig City to educate taxpayers about ease of doing business ...

Heart of PAL
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-17
That virtue is service, the priest said. From a commercial perspective, some would say that PAL is in business of selling tickets from Point A to Point B. But from a big picture point of view ...

Fortinet posts $1.8-B revenue in 2018 due to strong demand
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-17
The firm remains bullish on constant business growth as it expects revenue to be in the range of $465 million to $475 million for the first quarter of this year. It also projects the topline to be ...

Closure of Boracay Island pushes demand for DMCI Power supply
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-17
"Our business has long-term contracts, so it rides on the long-term economic growth of the island. That alone is a good basis to say if we will have a better year or not," Dadivas said.

Cebu Pacific income dives in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-17
But despite the slump in its net income, Cebu Air said its revenue grew by 9% to P74.1 billion in 2018, driven mostly by its cargo business which posted a 19% growth. Passenger revenue was also up 9% to P54.3 billion in 2018. "Despite the pressures posed ...

Saving Manila Bay: Is it possible?
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-17
The government, led by the DENR, DILG and DOT, is tasked to implement a 2008 Supreme Court continuing mandamus to clean up, rehabilitate and preserve Manila Bay, and restore and maintain its ...

Yields on government debt end flat on RTB settlement
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-17
For his part, Michael L. Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said local benchmark rates "mostly corrected higher week-on-week, largely triggered by the weaker peso exchange rate [last] week to the weakest levels in more than a month ...

Still on top of her game
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-17
SINGER Lani Misalucha has faced countless tough challenges throughout her life and career, but she has remained steadfast, resilient, and focused, hurdling each and every test, heartbreak and ...

NESCAFÉ Plan: towards better lives for coffee farmers
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-17
Raising coffee mugs to multi-sectoral solidarity are, 1st row (L-R): OIC Regional Technical Director-DA Region 10 Carlota Madriaga, Bukidnon Coffee Farmer Leo Zambrano, Atty. Ernesto Mascenon ...

Amazon Primed: Warren Goes To War, Amazon Caves, 50% Prime Penetration In 2020
Forbes - 2019-03-17
'Amazon Primed' is a short recap of the larger stories that dominated the headlines this week surrounding everyone's favourite cardboard abuser, Amazon. If you want the full, deep look at what Amazon is doing every week, subscribe to 'What Did Amazon Do ...

Realizing universal health care through sin taxes
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-17
As May elections draw near, legislators are faced with the daunting task of reflecting upon -- and marketing -- their legacies. Two candidates of note are Senator Sonny Angara and Senator JV Ejercito, both of whom authored bills instituting universal ... @ 20: Secrets To Its $125 Billion Success
Forbes - 2019-03-17
It was during the heyday of the Internet boom, in March 1999, that tech veterans Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Frank Dominguez, and Dave Moellenhoff launched In true startup fashion, it was located in a one-bedroom apartment. Up until this ...

Facebook says that it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mass shooting
The Verge - 2019-03-17
In the first 24 hours after the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand, Facebook says that it has removed 1.5 million videos that were uploaded of the attack, of which 1.2 million "at upload." The company made the announcement in a Tweet, following up on ...

Low-Risk Patients Benefit from Minimally Invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Yahoo Finance - 2019-03-17
PARTNER 3 trial results thought to be game changer for patients suffering from aortic stenosis CHICAGO, March 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis once had a ...

Palace on ICC withdrawal: PH can manage with its own laws
Global Nation - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang took a swipe at those criticizing the withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying that the jurisdictional crimes of that ...

Tropical Depression Chedeng enters PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- A tropical depression has entered the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday noon, posing threats to some portions of Mindanao, the Philippine ...

Senate bets want death penalty for erring cops, corrupt gov't officials
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Two senatorial aspirants on Sunday called for the reimposition of the death penalty for errant police officers and corrupt government officials.

Senate bets bare opposing sides on PH exit from ICC
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
The ICC withdrawal took effect Sunday but the case on its constitutionality remains pending in the Supreme Court.

Signal No. 1 up in Davao Oriental where 'Chedeng' is seen to make landfall - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Signal No. 1 has been raised over Davao Oriental hours after Tropical Depression Chedeng entered the Philippine area of responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said. At 4 p.m., PAGASA said "Chedeng" was estimated based on ...

Senate hopefuls urge government to take back control of the country's water resources
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Four senatorial candidates on Sunday proposed the nationalization of the country's water resources to avoid a crisis like the one in parts of Metro ...

The Risks Of A Cesarean Section
NPR - 2019-03-17
It happened almost a decade ago, while Dr. Salome Maswime was doing her medical internship at a small hospital in rural South Africa. She was in a morning staff meeting when a junior doctor burst in, in a panic. A young woman in need of an emergency ...

Robredo questions shift in funding mechanism for China-funded dam
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday questioned the shift in the funding mechanism for a Quezon dam aimed to increase Metro Manila's water supply, and ...

Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 hours
Business Insider - 2019-03-17
Facebook is under pressure over its livestreaming video feature, after the man accused of shooting 50 people in New Zealand is thought to have broadcast the attack live via the social network. The company stated on on Twitter on Sunday morning that it had ...

BSP to resume offering 28-day term deposits - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reviving the sale of 28-term deposits next Wednesday with the completion of the retail treasury bond (RTB) offering by the national government. The BSP auction committee decided to increase ...

Tropical Depression Chedeng enters PAR - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The state weather bureau on Sunday afternoon said the tropical depression last located east of Mindanao has entered the Philippine area of responsibility at 11 a.m. It was assigned the name "Chedeng," the third tropical cyclone ...

Lyft to launch road show for up to $2 billion IPO: sources
Reuters - 2019-03-17
(Reuters) - Ride-hailing platform Lyft Inc will launch the investor road show for its initial public offering on Monday, seeking to raise as much as $2 billion and to be valued at more than $20 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

'You can withdraw, but you can't hide': Opposition hits Duterte for ICC pullout
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Three members of the opposition and staunch critics of President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday lambasted him for his decision to pull the country out from ...

DPWH eyes bigger machines for Manila Bay cleanup - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is planning to bring in larger machines to help remove deep-seated sediment from Manila Bay, an official said yesterday. "We are now encountering difficulty. The sediments in the ...

Drug war: 1 dead, 4 minors nabbed - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- An alleged drug pusher was killed and four minors were arrested in separate operations in Metro Manila yesterday. The alleged pusher, identified only as August, allegedly shot at lawmen during a sting in Barangay West Rembo, Makati ...

Filipinos' happiness, satisfaction levels in 2018 lowest in four years - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Filipinos had been least happy and satisfied with life in 2018 compared to previous years, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Erap: Reconciliation with son best birthday gift - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said yesterday that his reconciliation with his son, reelectionist Sen. JV Ejercito, is one of the best advance gifts he received for his 83rd birthday. In a telephone interview with The STAR, Estrada ...

SWS: 87% of Filipinos happy with life, lowest in 4 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Eighty-seven percent of Filipinos assessed that they have a "very/fairly happy" life, the lowest in four years, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.

Cabinet secretary reveals draft order to address water crisis being finalized
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Authorities are finalizing a draft executive order that aims to address Metro Manila's water shortage problem, a Cabinet official said Sunday. Cabinet Secretary ...

PH withdrawal from ICC has little effect on country -- Gordon
Global Nation - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Richard Gordon believes that the formal withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) will not have any substantial effect on the country.

LIST: Flights canceled due to bad weather - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila International Airport Authority announced that a number of flights are grounded on Sunday due to bad weather. At least two flights of Cebu Pacific headed to and from Tuguegarao were canceled due to the inclement weather.

Storm poised to enter the PAR Sunday afternoon -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A tropical depression that the weather bureau has been monitoring is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) early Sunday afternoon. In its 11 a.m ...

GSIS secures ISO seal - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) recently secured a certification from the International Organization for Standardization for meeting the international standards on the quality management system (QMS) of its ...

Spanish-era train station demolished in Caloocan - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Heritage advocates renewed their call to convert a Spanish-era train station in Caloocan to a museum, after a portion of its wall was destroyed to give way to a segment of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) extension. The train ...

Trade deficit seen to widen this year - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Barcelona-based Focus Economics expects the Philippines to incur a wider trade deficit this year as imports continue to accelerate further. Lindsey Ice, economist at FocusEconomics, said the trade gap could widen to $44 billion ...

Flights canceled due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Flights to and from Tuguegarao were canceled on Sunday due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said. In an advisory, the Miaa said the ...

Sunday to be cloudy, Pagasa says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The northeast monsoon will affect the northern Luzon while the trough of a tropical depression will affect the Caraga and Davao Regions, the weather bureau said Sunday.

Cabbie makes sure his passengers get to smell the roses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
Before dawn each day, Gregorio Laude goes to Dangwa, the flower market along Dimasalang Street in Sampaloc, Manila, to buy six to eight dozens of fresh roses of assorted colors. He then commutes ...

DOH: Store water but avoid dengue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appealed to Metro Manila and Rizal residents suffering from the water supply crisis to be cautious about how they store water to prevent a possible outbreak of ...

Lack of foresight seen in water crisis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
Water conservation efforts must be intensified and existing laws enforced, like Republic Act No. 6716, which mandates local governments to have rainwater catch basins to preserve water supply.

6 American lawmakers ask: Free De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
Six American lawmakers have filed a resolution in the US House of Representatives condemning the continued detention of opposition Sen. Leila de Lima and calling for her release. California Rep.

Model economist takes on Asia
Inquirer - 2019-03-16
The Ayalas covered her last two years of PhD studies. After defending her dissertation, which tackled imperfect competition in taxation, Chua thought she would go back to the Philippines to work ...

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