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Ex-mayor of Zamboanga del Sur town ambushed in Lanao Norte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-20
ILIGAN CITY - The former mayor of Dumingag town in Zamboanga del Sur was ambushed along the national highway of Bacolod town in Lanao del Norte at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday (March 20). A sketchy ...

Decals, RFID tags eyed as alternative to 'doble plaka' in new motorcycle law
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- Government officials are considering using decals, stickers or RFID tags instead of license plates for motorcycles amid outcry from riders on the new ...

Trade data discrepancy worsens in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-03-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The discrepancy in the trade data recorded by the Philippines as against figures reported by its trading partners worsened in 2018 due to lapses in the collection of export data, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday.

BPI sees 50% jump in housing loans in 2019
philstar.com - 2019-03-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The thrift bank arm of Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) said it expects a 50 percent jump in housing loan releases this year as it ventures into the lower end of the property market. Dennis Fronda, vice president at ...

Top business group wants more accountability from Manila Water
philstar.com - 2019-03-20
school, or manage their business. Many businesses had to shut down or limit operations. Services were also disrupted. The economic impact of this shortage cannot be swept under the rug," the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said in a ...

Facebook settles lawsuits alleging discriminatory ads
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-20
From November 2016 to September 2018, the company was hit with five discrimination lawsuits and charges from civil rights and labor organizations, workers and individuals. The allegations claimed ...

Senators, PCCI demand sanctions on Manila Water
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-20
... chief operating officer of Maynilad Water Services Inc.; Ferdinand de la Cruz (left), president and CEO of Manila Water Company Inc.; and Reynaldo Velasco (second from left), administrator of ...

STI opens two academic centers in Manila, Bulacan
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-20
Fernandez was quoted as saying. The two academic centers can accommodate a total of 15,000 senior high school and college students. STI Holdings said senior high school, as well as tertiary courses in Information and Communications Technology, Business and ...

Megaworld to build P20-billion township in Cainta
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-20
Cebu (30 hectares); Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City (72 hectares); Santa Barbara Heights in Santa Barbara, Iloilo (173 hectares); Boracay Newcoast in Boracay Island (150 hectares ...

Duterte threatens to fire MWSS officials, end Manila Water and Maynilad deals
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- An irate President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday warned Metro Manila's water regulator and water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad to end the ...

New fiscal regime for mining seen by June
Inquirer - 2019-03-19
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday that both chambers of Congress were working to pass a new fiscal regime for the mining industry before the joint session ends in June.

Google's new Stadia gaming service supports so many devices you might not need to buy anything
Business Insider - 2019-03-19
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." Google's video game-streaming platform, Stadia, was announced on Tuesday. When it launches in 2019, Stadia will ...

DoubleDragon bringing Hotel 101 to Southeast Asia
philstar.com - 2019-03-19
The amenities of Hotel101-Davao include a convention center, business meeting facilities, infinity pool, fitness gym, an all day dining restaurant and a commercial strip. HOA is targeting to complete the project by the end of 2020 with construction already ...

Roche's Tecentriq Gets FDA Approval for Difficult Lung Cancer
YAHOO! - 2019-03-19
Roche Holding AG RHHBY announced that the FDA has approved its regulatory application, looking for approval of its cancer immunotherapy -- Tecentriq -- in combination with chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung ...

Parts of Boracay resort torn down for encroaching on beach
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-19
ILOILO CITY -- Parts of a resort on Boracay Island allegedly encroaching on the beach easement were demolished on Tuesday after a 15-day ultimatum issued by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu had ...

New Zealand Prime Minister Wants To Deny Mosque Shooter Notoriety
International Business Times - 2019-03-19
The New Zealand mosque shootings have prompted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to prevent a public platform for the alleged shooter, who had espoused white supremacist views. Ardern told reporters Tuesday that she would not state the shooter's name, denying ...

Older workers healthier, perform better in states with medicinal marijuana
Upi.com - 2019-03-19
March 19 (UPI) --Marijuana may be making people healthier and helping them work longer hours, recent findings suggest. The number of people who reported feeling pain fell by nearly 5 percent in states that had laws permitting medical marijuana, according ...

NASA photos capture immense flooding of a vital U.S. Air Force base
YAHOO! - 2019-03-19
In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base ...

After Lawsuits, Facebook Announces Changes To Alleged Discriminatory Ad Targeting
NPR - 2019-03-19
After years of criticism and multiple lawsuits alleging Facebook engaged in discrimination by allowing advertisers to select which users could see their ads, the social media giant announced changes to its ad platform as well as a settlement worth millions.

Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine
NPR - 2019-03-19
The U.S. Surgeon General's office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance-use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation's drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all accounts, there aren't nearly enough physicians who specialize in ...

Chiropractic Care Tied to Significant Reduction in Opioid Scripts
Medscape - 2019-03-19
DENVER -- Chiropractic care for musculoskeletal pain is associated with a significant reduction in opioid prescriptions compared with non-chiropractic care in this patient population, new research suggests. In a new meta-analysis and systematic review ...

Longer maternity leave impacts decision to hire women -- ECOP survey
philstar.com - 2019-03-19
MANILA, Philippines -- More than half of Philippine companies expect the Expanded Maternity Leave Law to affect their decision in hiring women, a survey of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) showed. Preliminary results of the ECOP ...

Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own
NPR - 2019-03-19
When Frans de Waal first started out, studying nonhuman primates in the Netherlands more than 40 years ago, he was told not to consider the emotions of the animals he was observing. "Thoughts and feelings -- the mental processes basically -- were off ...

Health Care Policy
YAHOO! - 2019-03-19
Health Affairs is a peer-reviewed healthcare journal established in 1981 by John K. Iglehart; since 2014, the editor-in-chief is Alan Weil. It was described by The Washington Post as "the bible of health policy". Follow here for the latest news and ...

DFA: Still no word if Filipinos hurt in Utrecht shooting
Global Nation - 2019-03-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said it was still waiting for the Philippine Embassy in the Hague to report if Filipinos were affected by the shooting ...

Int'l lawyers reviewing legal practitioners' killings claim experiences of 'harassment, surveillance'
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- An international delegation of lawyers to the Philippines to review the killings of legal practitioners claimed they experienced "brazen threats ...

Intel and the Department of Energy are building America's first exascale supercomputer, a computer capable of a quintillion calculations per second
Business Insider - 2019-03-19
Intel said on Monday that it would build the US's most powerful supercomputer, so fast that it could process 1 quintillion -- 1 billion times 1 billion, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 -- calculations per second. To put that in perspective: If every person ...

Depression, heart disease linked by inflammation
Upi.com - 2019-03-19
March 19 (UPI) --Depression and heart disease are not connected through a common genetic association, but rather unhealthy risk factors that bring about both conditions, a study says. Researchers found that people who've had at least one parent die of ...

PDEA agents seize P1.3-B worth of shabu in Muntinlupa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized 166.5 kilograms of crystal meth, or shabu, worth an estimated P1.295 billion in two operations in Muntinlupa ...

Safeguarding PHL farm goods
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-19
This was a signal to WTO members that the Philippines was ready to do business with the world within the parameters of the multilateral trade agreement. All WTO members observe the General ...

No water
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-19
For the past 10 years, we, the Manila Water customers, have been paying for a plant that was just a mere business plan. This is not the kind of transparency and fair treatment that I expect from ...

C-5 Mansions partners with Novel Residential
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-19
The business concept will offer units for sale at the 14th to 19th floors of Ridgewood Towers Premier solely for Aspen Hotel operations. "The fast rise of office and commercial components in the ...

Green building technology in the future of fuel retail
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-19
The avenue was named in honor of a hero of the Philippine Revolution ... s concept was cocreated by Pilipinas Shell with the University of San Carlos students and faculty, to make sure that ...

GrabFood widens food-delivery service in renewed bid to boost entrepreneurship
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-19
After building a track record as a super app in the transport network business, Grab now aims to boost entrepreneurship through the expansion of its food- delivery service, GrabFood, by forging ...

5 foreign firms, consortium of local banks eye Hanjin rehab
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-19
She said Hanjin claimed that it went bankrupt due to the slowdown of business and due to its heavy debt. She identified Rosario Sheryl Bernal, an expert on receivership who used to be with the ...

BPI Family expects double-digit growth in loan portfolio in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-19
THE THRIFT BANKING arm of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is expecting its loan portfolio to post double-digit growth this year on the back of increased consumer confidence amid more favorable economic conditions. BPI Family Savings Bank (BFSB ...

CPG income grows 72% to P1.1 billion in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-19
From being concentrated in high-rise residential properties, CPG undertook a business expansion program to diversify into allied areas of real estate. This diversification plan started five years ...

PHL franchising sector seen growing 25 percent this year
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-19
Franchise Asia Philippines overall Cochairman Chris Lim said the expo will feature over 700 franchise and other business opportunities. "We are also happy to announce that our expo this year ...

Novel Handheld Device Detects High-Risk HPV in 2 Hours
Medscape - 2019-03-19
HONOLULU -- A novel handheld device that incorporates artificial intelligence detects high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) strains 16 and 18 within 2 hours and performs as well as biopsy, which can require 2 weeks for results to be returned. Another new ...

Sotto flags mixed signals from House on 2019 budget
philstar.com - 2019-03-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday flagged mixed signals from the House of Representatives on the likelihood that the lower chamber would recall its copy of the 2019 spending plan which senators claimed contained post ...

Authorities seize ?1.13-B worth of shabu in Ayala Alabang village
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- Authorities seized a total of 166 kilograms of high-grade shabu after a raid conducted in an exclusive village. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency ...

China Telecom keeps low profile as it enters Philippines
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-03-19
The Chinese stake in the Philippines business ... involves the parent company in response to a question from the Nikkei Asian Review after the earnings conference. The Philippine Senate cleared ...

Authorities seize ?1.13-B worth of shabu in Muntinlupa village
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- Authorities seized a total of 166 kilograms of high-grade shabu after a raid conducted in an exclusive village. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency ...

Millennial mayoral bet to push for Pasig-wide healthcare system, freedom of information
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- Much has been said about political dynasties, but sometimes you just can't cruise through with just your family name. Pasig City Councilor and mayoral ...

Is Floyd Mayweather still in picture?
philstar.com - 2019-03-19
WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. keep bumping into each other that fans are beginning to wonder if some unseen hand is moving to create those "accidental" encounters. And if that unseen hand belongs to ...

Is the Philippine Industrial Revolution forthcoming?
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-19
The prohibitive provisions relating to foreign investment of the 1987 Constitution, expensive power cost, inferior infrastructure and difficulty in doing business is one set of ugly reasons. All these have caused foreign manufacturers to invest in more ...

Rains to persist over Mindanao as 'Chedeng' weakens into LPA
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- Rains will continue in parts of Mindanao as the tropical depression formerly called "Chedeng" has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) after hitting ...

You can now buy products directly on Instagram
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
(CNN) -- You can now buy the leather jacket you found while browsing Instagram on the app itself. On Tuesday, the photo-sharing platform announced a new checkout option that lets users purchase ...

Palace twits naysayers: Confidence strong in PH despite EJK tag
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-19
MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang on Tuesday dismissed criticisms that alleged human rights violations in the Philippines have affected investor confidence in the country. Presidential ...

Government posts higher budget surplus over low spending in reenacted budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- The delayed 2019 budget is rearing its ugly head in the form of low spending that has resulted in a budget surplus in January - four times more that ...

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