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IPOPHL reports 15-percent jump in IP filings in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-04
"This signifies that more and more people are utilizing IP to enhance competitiveness in business, and as an incentive to make commercially viable technology," Santiago said. "Intellectual ...

Instant Pot's Parent Company is Merging With Corelle
Fortune - 2019-03-04
That Instant Pot in your kitchen will soon be a Corelle product. Instant Brands, the company behind the popular Instant Pot, has announced plans to merge with Corelle Brands, the company behind ...

Alligators, Drugs And Theft, Oh My! New List Shows Top 10 'Florida Man' Stories
NPR - 2019-03-04
In October 2015, Joshua James became a classic example of a so-called Florida Man when he threw a live, 3-foot alligator through the drive-through window of a Wendy's in Loxahatchee, Fla. It's an action that earned him charges of unlawful possession and ...

Qualcomm accused Apple of violating several patents weeks before the two go to court for a major antitrust trial
Business Insider - 2019-03-04
Qualcomm on Monday kicks off a patent challenge to Apple, capping off a two-year legal strategy to put pressure on the iPhone maker before a major antitrust lawsuit between the two goes to trial in April. Qualcomm, the world's biggest maker of mobile chips ...

Millennium Engineering awarded $340M for Space Vehicles Directorate work
Upi.com - 2019-03-04
March 4 (UPI) --Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. received a $340 million contract from the U.S. Air Force contract for space research, the Defense Department announced. The company, headquartered in Arlington, Va., will provide research ...

Duterte appoints retired cop, former transport exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a retired police official and a former transportation official to new positions in his administration. The President appointed retired Brig. Gen. Manuel ...

New vaping ads hit TV airwaves, discourage use among teens
Upi.com - 2019-03-04
March 4 (UPI) --Reynolds American tobacco began airing new television ads Monday for its Vuse Alto e-cigarettes, as part of a focused effort to help adult smokers quit regular cigarettes and to discourage all use by those underage. The commercials will ...

Demand for digital driving licenses soars in Brazil
ZDNet - 2019-03-04
Demand for digital driving licenses is soaring in Brazil since the introduction of the smartphone-based document last year, available to the country's 60 million drivers. According to Brazil's federal government's data processing agency (Serpro), the ...

Negros Occidental local government officials surrender guns
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- At least 16 mayors in 32 towns and cities in Negros Occidental have surrendered 205 loose firearms in support of the campaign of the Philippine National Police for peaceful elections in May. Brig. Gen. John Bulalacao, Western ...

Driver, 10 teachers hurt in vehicular collision in Cagayan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
TUGUEGARAO CITY -- Eleven people were injured when the passenger van carrying them was hit by a delivery van on the national highway at Barangay Bangag, in Lal-lo, Cagayan on Monday morning ...

ACT asks CA to reconsider dismissal of petition vs PNP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) on Monday asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to rule on their petition against the Philippine National Police (PNP) for it alleged ...

Comcast buys BluVector, an AI cybersecurity firm
ZDNet - 2019-03-04
Comcast said it is acquiring BluVector, a company that uses machine learning for cybersecurity defenses. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Comcast announced the deal at the RSA Security conference. BluVector aims to detect and analyze cyberthreats.

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
BEAUREGARD, Alabama -- Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped ...

Government all set to limit intervention in rice market under new law
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-04
THE government is ready to exit from local rice markets and fulfill its new role under the rice trade liberalization law, which will take effect on Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F.

Nasdaq's CEO just threw her support behind the cloud, and said she hopes to eventually move the exchange there
Business Insider - 2019-03-04
New Jersey could soon lose some of its most notorious residents. The Garden State houses data centers where the vast majority of US equity trading takes place, leading Wall Street firms to buy up space and implement cutting-edge technology in the region.

Study: Older, unhealthy adults feel more isolated
Upi.com - 2019-03-04
March 4 (UPI) --Older people are feeling more lonely, which brings with it health problems and shorter life expectancy, a new poll says. More than one in four people between ages 50 and 80 say they have feelings of isolation at times and a third of them ...

Dying social robot Jibo goes out with a song and a dance
The Verge - 2019-03-04
The servers running Jibo, a connected home robot, are about to be shut down, and the robot has started informing its owners with a bittersweet message. Reporter Dylan Martin tweeted a video showing Jibo saying that its functions will soon be "limited ...

Walgreens launches Feel More Like You, a first-of-its kind service to provide personalized care for people living with cancer
YAHOO! - 2019-03-04
Program offers the expertise of more than 15,000 specially trained pharmacists and beauty consultants Now available at more than 3,000 stores to help patients and caregivers manage the medical and physical changes associated with cancer treatment DEERFIELD ...

Measles cases go past 16,000, deaths at 261 -- DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of measles cases reported nationwide has climbed to 16,349 with 261 people dying after contracting the disease, as of March 2, the Department of Health (DOH ...

Cebuana Lhuillier seeks financial inclusion through micro savings
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-04
small and medium enterprise clients manage their business through payroll cash management solutions. More valuable features are in the pipeline, including remit-to-and-from savings account ...

Philippines' Duterte picks cabinet ally to head central bank
Reuters - 2019-03-04
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a surprise appointment on Monday by naming his budget secretary as central bank governor even as the market had preferred to see an insider take the helm of the monetary authority. Budget ...

The Unintended Benefits Of Vaccines
NPR - 2019-03-04
A new study shows that vaccination with a weakened strain of salmonella not only protects against typhoid fever but also seems to rev up the immune system to fight off other problems like influenza and yeast infection. By chance, in an earlier study ...

Theft suspect shot dead in Manila precinct
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected thief was killed after he allegedly grabbed the handgun of a policeman at the Sibama police community precinct in Sampaloc, Manila before dawn yesterday. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde has ...

Sustainable development: More focus needed on purpose and inclusive growth
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-04
If the SEC achieves the change in approach by business, enforces the monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of sustainable development, you can be sure that the imposition of the guidelines ...

ACT prods CA anew to stop PNP from profiling its members
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) has asked the Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision junking their bid to stop the Philippine National Police (PNP) from ...

Diokno is the new central bank governor
Inquirer - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno as the new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Executive Secretary Salvador ...

Duterte names budget chief Diokno as central bank head
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-03-04
"It is a surprise, but I think the market will adjust accordingly," Union Bank of the Philippines chief economist Ruben Carlo Asuncion told the Nikkei Asian Review, adding that Diokno is a well ...

Author writes part biography, part Hollywood history
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-04
He quit school at 13, taught himself how to type and pursued an interest in show business. At 17, the handsome, quick-witted kid from Brooklyn who liked to tell stories began producing comedy shorts.

Just follow our rules
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-04
The Chinese arrived in the country six months ago and did not even bother to get a license from Pagcor, nor a business permit from the Makati city government. In November police raided another ...

Libya frees 7 Filipino seamen detained for alleged smuggling
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 4) -- The Libyan government has ordered the release of seven Filipino seafarers who have been detained in the North African country for more than a year over ...

Alvarez: Defining mental health research agenda
Sun Star - 2019-03-04
Experts in mental health like psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and mental health administrators from UP Manila, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University, Ateneo de Davao University, San Pedro College, Trinity ...

DOST offers free calibration to MisOcc Health Centers
Sun Star - 2019-03-04
LINAMON, Lanao del Norte -- Different health centers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) from Misamis Occidental availed of the free calibration offered by the Department of Science and Technology Northern Mindanao during the Science and Technology ...

Gutoc to Duterte: Stop the bloody drug war
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
Amid these pronouncements, a Social Weather Stations survey found that more Filipinos fear becoming victims of extrajudicial killings. Results of a December 16 to 19, 2018 poll of 1,440 adults showed 78 percent of Filipinos are worried that they ...

Budget chief Diokno is the new BSP governor
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 4) -- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace late Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla ...

Evolving a culture of professional and self-regulatory boards for publicly held companies
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-04
This rationale has in fact been confirmed by the Supreme Court in Western Institute of Technology, Inc. v ... not reflect the official stand of the Management Association of the Philippines or the MAP. Cesar L. Villanueva is Chair of the MAP Corporate ...

IPR, innovation and growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-04
(1) IPRI Report http://internationalpropertyrightsindex.org/, (2) Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 report, produced by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), INSEAD, and Cornel SC Johnson College of Business, http://www.wipo.int/edocs ...

Duterte, Mahathir to meet in Malacañang on Thursday
Global Nation - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad in Malacañang on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the ...

Fight continues after coach change for Lady Falcons
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-04
The Lady Falcons are now banking on seasoned high school coach Getigan to turn the program around, something he said is a tough challenge but he is willing to take on. "This is a big change for me. In high school you develop players but in college they ...

Compostela Valley celebrates Bulawan Festival this week, investment conference set March 5
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-04
Among the highlights of the festivities are the 2019 De oro Business and Investment Conference on March 5 at the newly-opened Lubi Plantation Island managed by the Dusit group. The gathering aims to promote Compostela Valley as a "the next investment hub ...

7 Filipino seafarers in Libya acquitted in fuel smuggling case -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven Filipino seafarers detained in Libya have been acquitted by the Libyan High Court from a fuel smuggling case, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.

Cayetano confident Comelec will junk petitions against him, wife
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday expressed confidence that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will dismiss the petition challenging his and ...

Search for next Luzon deputy ombudsman starts
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has started the process of filling a position in the Office of the Ombudsman that will be vacated by Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera. In an announcement published in The STAR yesterday ...

MPIC sets P100 B capex
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Investments Corp., (MPIC), the infrastructure and tollways conglomerate chaired by tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, has earmarked roughly P100 billion for its capital expenditures this year. "We are looking to do P100 ...

POEA: 50 nurses, 300 caregivers needed for Japan deployment
Global Nation - 2019-03-04
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now accepting applications for 50 nurses and 300 caregivers for deployment to Japan. Applicants have until April 30 to submit their ...

Stormy weather in Germany dampens Carnival fun
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
BERLIN - Stormy weather is causing problems for the organizers of annual Carnival parades in Germany, with one event called off and others imposing restrictions. Organizers of the major parades ...

Comelec targets more than 16% overseas voter turnout
Global Nation - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is targeting above 16 percent overseas voter turnout, an official said on Monday. Elaiza Sabile-David, director in charge for the ...

Soldier killed in Maguindanao as BIFF threatens more retaliation
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters have claimed responsibility for the death of an off-duty soldier on Sunday, the fourth to be killed in less than a week. Abu Misry Mama, BIFF spokesman, told reporters Monday morning that ...

5 Reasons why it is Important to Support Our Local Businesses
Inquirer - 2019-03-04
Filipinos are enterprising in nature. In fact, according to the Department of Trade and Industry, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 99.6% of all registered businesses in the ...

Oil firms to implement fuel prices adjustment on March 5
Inquirer - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Prices of diesel, gasoline, and kerosene will be adjusted on March 5. Oil companies announced Monday they would implement increase in the gasoline pump prices while diesel ...

LRT-1 Cavite extension project to start in April
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines - The Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Cavite extension project will finally start next month, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced Monday. In a Facebook post ...

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