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BSP, business groups cheer Diokno appointment as central bank chief
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines-The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) yesterday expressed its full support for the appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte of Secretary Benjamin Diokno as the next central ...

Metrojet begins work on P1.3-B Clark airport facility
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
CLARK FREEPORT--Metrojet Limited, a business aviation service provider based in Hong Kong, on Wednesday started work on its P1.3-billion business aviation and hangar maintenance facility here.

Diokno: I am most qualified as BSP chief
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
Economic managers on Wednesday allayed fears the appointment of new Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno was "politicized" and would affect the independence of the ...

Canadian firm harnesses sun for PH toy maker
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
A Canadian solar power firm has completed a string of projects worldwide, including a 500-kilowatt project for a Philippine toy manufacturer, amid rising corporate demand for alternative sources ...

Fitbit is launching a cheaper version of its popular Versa smartwatch -- and it costs less than half as much as the latest Apple Watch
Business Insider - 2019-03-06
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." At roughly $200, Fitbit's Versa smartwatch already costs about half as much as an Apple Watch Series 4, which ...

Univision Combines, Rebrands Radio and Music Properties To Uforia Audio Network
Forbes - 2019-03-06
Univision is reshaping the strategy for its radio and music divisions, combining all of its audio properties under one brand - the Uforia Audio Network. The media company launched the Uforia music service and app in 2013, aiming at that time to become ...

Facebook is going to move to encrypted, auto-deleting messages -- and warns some countries might decide to ban it
Business Insider - 2019-03-06
Facebook plans to move to encrypted, auto-deleting messages on its services by default as part of a broader strategic shift -- even if the changes means some countries decide to ban its service. In a 3,000 word blog post published on Wednesday on Facebook ...

Democrats Unveil New Net Neutrality Legislation
YAHOO! - 2019-03-06
WASHINGTON -- Democrats are making a big push to pass net neutrality legislation that would restore rules of the road for the internet that were largely repealed by the Trump-era FCC. The bill would reinstate provisions to prohibit internet service ...

Sonic the Hedgehog's live-action movie design revealed
Mashable - 2019-03-06
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 ...

Hilbay, Tañada: Comelec should probe Go shirts controversy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) should investigate reports that government funds were used to buy campaign shirts with the image of senatorial aspirant Christopher ...

Trial to Test ECT for Severe Agitation in Alzheimer's
Medscape - 2019-03-06
"New treatments for severe agitation in AD refractory to standard interventions are timely and warranted," Brent P. Forester, MD, chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, and associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, told ...

Democrats to unveil legislation to reinstate net neutrality rules
Reuters - 2019-03-06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress are unveiling a bill to reinstate the landmark net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under U.S. President Donald Trump, congressional aides said on Wednesday. The bill will ...

Facebook sends letter to ICO about Mainstream Network dark ads - Business Insider
Business Insider - 2019-03-06
LONDON -- It looks like Facebook has uncovered who was behind a shadowy £257,000 advertising campaign lobbying to kill UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU. The Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee (DCMSC) -- a parliamentary ...

DOH official assures health programs for indigents, IPs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-03-06
BAGUOI CITY, March 6 (PIA) --A health official assured that government health programs being implemented reach each and every Filipino including indigents and indigenous peoples. Dr. Roger Tong-an, Undersecretary for Health Administration and Financial ...

A.I. detects breast cancer as accurately as radiologists in study
Upi.com - 2019-03-06
March 6 (UPI) --Pinpointing breast cancer in the early stages may get a little easier, as researchers found an artificial intelligence system can spot the disease as well as radiologists. An artificial intelligence system designed to detect breast cancer ...

Filipino women open greater empowerment nexus
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-06
Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS ... web development and even e-commerce. Another component of the program is providing the participants with soft skills training to boost ...

DOE okays GIS of 11 power firms
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-06
SN Aboitiz Power Magat Inc. also plans to put up a BES, with a 20-MW capacity in Isabela. Global Business Power Corp. and Monte Solar Energy Inc. also have plans to put up their BES--6 MW in ...

Budget approval delay taking its toll on DOTr infra projects
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-06
A Department of Transportation (DOTr) official admitted on Wednesday that the delay in the passage of the proposed 2019 budget has affected several big-ticket infrastructure projects, including ...

Vertex's cystic fibrosis therapy meets goal of late-stage studies
YAHOO! - 2019-03-06
(Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday its triple-combination therapy showed improvement in lung function for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in two late-stage studies. The combination therapy - consisting its experimental agent VX-445 ...

Manila Water prepares contingency plan
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-06
Sevilla, Jr., Manila Water group head for corporate strategic affairs and head for corporate communications, in a statement. Manila Water quoted the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration as saying that the weather ...

Duterte commends Eternal Plans on 38th anniversary
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-06
Founded initially to offer memorial life plan complementing the memorial lot business of its sister company Eternal Gardens, Eternal Plans is currently one of only three pre-need companies ...

RBI fines 19 lenders for non-compliance on SWIFT use rules
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-06
The Indian banking system was sent reeling early last year by a $2 billion fraud at state lender Punjab National Bank (PNB), resulting from unauthorized credit guarantees to businesses linked to billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi ...

Andaya shelves bid to probe Diokno over budget insertions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr., the House appropriations committee chairman, seems to have backed off, at least temporarily, on his bid to investigate outgoing budget chief ...

New collection of Einstein documents unveiled in Israel
Upi.com - 2019-03-06
March 6 (UPI) --Dozens of new manuscript pages composed by Albert Einstein were unveiled at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Wednesday. The new collection of documents also features several letters and notes penned by the famed scientist. Einstein ...

ACT not a communist front, Joma Sison reiterates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
LUCENA CITY - Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison has again strongly denied that he branded the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) as a ...

Monster twister takes 10 relatives from 1 Alabama family
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
The enormous twister apparently churned for about 70 miles (110 kilometers), crossing the state line and ending in neighboring Georgia, the National Weather Service said. Government teams that ...

BREAKING: Duterte names CA Justice Amy Javier as new SC Associate Justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Court of Appeals Justice Amy Javier is a new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC), Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said. Javier replaced SC Associate Justice ...

FDA approves nasal spray for depression; 1st advance in 30 years
Upi.com - 2019-03-06
March 6 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a prescription-only nasal spray to treat depression -- marking the first medical advancement in fighting the affliction in more than 30 years. The agency approved Johnson & Johnson's ...

Looking is free: High-end rides abundant at Geneva auto show
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
GENEVA -- If you like gawking at breathtaking sports cars with enormous engines, flowing aerodynamics and expensive carbon fiber bodies, then you are in the right place at the Geneva ...

Gilas Pilipinas at -16 degrees
philstar.com - 2019-03-06
But last Friday, Coach Yeng shared details of the sacrifice the Gilas Pilipinas players and coaches had to make particularly when they moved from Qatar to Kazakhstan where the weather was -16 degrees. It seems that my friend and former motoring editor Dong ...

China says pest concerns justify ban on Canadian canola
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
BEIJING -- China justified its blocking of some imports of the agricultural product canola from Canada. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Wednesday China acted to suspend canola imports ...

Senator sounds alarm on deteriorating competence of students, teachers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Sherwin Gatchalian disclosed on Wednesday the "alarming" state of the quality of education in the Philippines, particularly the deteriorating performance ...

Andaya, Senate finance panel to tackle alleged budget tampering
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines - House appropriations committee chairman Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. said he will meet with members of the Senate finance committee amid fresh allegations that part of the ...

New poll finds many US adults feel lonely, especially those in poor health
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-03-06
A new U.S. poll has revealed that as many as a quarter of U.S. adults feel isolated at least some of the time, with those who have health issues feeling even lonelier than those who rate their ...

18-wheeler truck rolls over near NLEX Valenzuela Exit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines - An 18-wheeler truck fell on its side Wednesday afternoon while approaching the Valenzuela Exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Based on the incident report sent to ...

Consumers demand return of alleged illegal Meralco collection
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
The ERC order is in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling which found that Meralco overcharged its over three million consumers for several years by passing on to customers its income tax.

Evacuations in California take place as storm approaches
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
Up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain is expected along the Central Coast, and amounts could be higher in areas where thunderstorms develop, the National Weather Service said. The Santa Barbara ...

BI arrests Russian fugitive wanted for fraud
Global Nation - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- A Russian national wanted for large-scale fraud in his country was arrested in Intramuros, Manila, on Tuesday afternoon, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday.

De Lima: Instead of releasing narco list, file charges vs erring politicians
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Instead of shaming politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade by releasing a "narco list," the Duterte administration should file charges against these ...

Asian shares mostly higher, led by Chinese markets
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
BANGKOK -- Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday after a listless day of modest losses on Wall Street. Chinese benchmarks led the advance, lifted by promises the legislature will enact ...

DPWH hauls 30 trucks of garbage from Manila Bay on 1st day of desilting job
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- About 30 truckloads of trash were collected by the Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH) during the first day of its "desilting works" in Manila Bay, one of its ...

Archbishop Villegas video slams Duterte, tirades vs. Church
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas on Tuesday released a video slamming President Rodrigo Duterte and the latter's continuous tirades against ...

Partly cloudy to cloudy over PH on Wednesday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines - Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies on Wednesday, the weather bureau said. This will be due to the northeasterly surface ...

PSBank books flat net earnings in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-06
In September, the bank announced it will issue P10 billion worth of medium-term notes to "give PSBank an opportunity to access medium-term and stable funding as the bank further expand its consumer banking business." Prior to this, it raised P5.08 ...

Tugade tells Cavite LGU: You have until June to submit Sangley airport development proposal
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
While awaiting these to develop, Tugade noted that the government is building up Sangley as an alternative airport for business jets for general aviation. Currently, the government is building ...

Online portal Easy Franchise targets 2,000 brands on board
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Online portal Easy Franchise is aiming to draw 2,000 brands on board the platform and to achieve 1,000 matches of investors and franchisors this year to help open business opportunities for Filipinos in the country and overseas ...

Alibaba bets on Frenchman to lead Southeast Asia expansion
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
Lazada has been integrating its systems with those of the e ... After studying information technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined McKinsey & Co. and moved to Singapore.

D&L Industries Inc. sustains double-digit profit growth
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- D&L Industries Inc., the listed manufacturer of specialty foods ingredients, plastics and oleochemicals, expects to sustain its double-digit profit growth this year on better business prospects. The company announced a 10 percent ...

The best of nature living at Bamboo Lane
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
Created with the understanding that a home is one of the biggest investments a family can have, Pueblo de Oro offers residences that are affordable yet built with a strong foundation, and with the ...

DOE lists 8 ECs undergoing technical and financial review
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
The Department of Energy (DOE) has identified eight electric cooperatives (ECs) whose technical and financial performance are currently under review. "We are now talking to eight ECs to fix ...

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