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Samsung announces Galaxy Fold foldable phone priced at $1,980
Mashable - 2019-02-20
Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable phone is here and it looks absolutely insane. At its big Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung finally showed the Galaxy Fold in full, unfolding its 4.6-inch display ...

Keith Rabois is leaving Khosla Ventures for Founders Fund
TechCrunch - 2019-02-20
Longtime investor Keith Rabois is joining Founders Fund as a general partner, the firm let us know today. He brings its total number of partners to 9. According to Founders Fund, Rabois will ...

Funds raised for Syrian refugees who lost all seven children in Canada fire
Reuters - 2019-02-20
TORONTO (Reuters) - A fundraising effort for a Syrian-refugee couple who lost all seven of their children in a house fire in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax has reached C$290,000 ($220,281) from nearly 6,000 people in 24 hours, according to online ...

STI acquires Mandaluyong maritime school
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- STI Education Services Group Inc. has acquired NAMEI Polytechnic Institute (NAMEI), an educational institution that offers courses in maritime transportation and marine engineering and naval architecture. STI president and chief ...

'Young Blood' Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action
Medscape - 2019-02-20
Ambrosia Health has shut down its clinics offering transfusions of young blood plasma after the FDA issued a statement saying the science was unproven. "In compliance with the FDA announcement issued February 19, 2019, we have ceased patient treatments ...

European businessmen to visit PHL in search of opportunities
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
EUROPEAN entrepreneurs are organizing at least two business missions to the Philippines this year, with the aim of forging trade and investment opportunities in the construction and waste ...

Britain managing Huawei risks, has no evidence of spying - official
Reuters - 2019-02-20
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecoms equipment and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, a senior official said on Wednesday, pushing back against U.S. allegations of ...

Laguna village chief shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
LAGUNA, Philippines -- A village chief was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding suspects along a bridge in Barangay Maytalang 1, Lumban yesterday morning. Ramir Evangelista, 47, barangay captain of Magtalang 1 died on the way to Christian General Hospital ...

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 opens Feb 26
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) officials conducted yesterday the final inspection on the 5.65-kilometer portion of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 from Karuhatan, Valenzuela ...

Economic team in Japan to pursue infrastructure deals
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
Dominguez and other officials from the DOF will also visit the National Tax College Osaka Training Center to learn ... since 2016 to fund nine projects in the fields of infrastructure, agriculture and marine safety, Among those signed by the two countries ...

Towering ambition: Telcos in a frenzy over 5G, but is the PHL ready?
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
Sponsored by Sen. Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV, the bill essentially promotes competition by removing requirements to enter into the data transmission business. This results in the faster ...

19 couples exchange vows in PNP mass wedding
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Nineteen couples exchanged vows during a mass wedding at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City yesterday. The couples consisting of 14 police non-commissioned officers and five non-uniformed ...

EU, ILO launch supply-chain project
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
She said a dialogue among different sectors will be introduced to create "multistakeholder partnerships" aimed at crafting a concrete plan of action on responsible business conduct and supply ...

Gatchalian asks CHEd for report on NSTP review
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to submit a report of the review of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act. (Republic ...

Erap orders closure of 2 Malate establishments
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has ordered the closure of two commercial establishments in Malate for violating environmental laws and city ordinances. Estrada directed city administrator Erickson Alcovendaz to shut down ...

Google health-related searches double a week before ER visit, study says
Upi.com - 2019-02-20
Feb. 20 (UPI) --Google searches can indicate a lot about a person, like when they are likely to visit the hospital. Among the patients who volunteered their Google information to researchers, the number of searches for health-related issues doubled a week ...

Duterte signs law providing health care to all
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte led yesterday the ceremonial signing of the Universal Health Law and the Revised Corporation Code, among other measures, at Malacañang. In his speech, Duterte said he recognized the importance of the Universal ...

Young People With Long-term Conditions Being 'Let Down'
Medscape - 2019-02-20
New research, comparing the UK with 18 other high-income countries, has found young people in this country are being let down when it comes to long-term illness. The report, by paediatricians and researchers at the Nuffield Trust think tank and the ...

Ahead of schedule
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
Bases Conversion and Development Authority Vice President for Business Development Arrey Perez (left) and MTD Philippines Project Director Rear Adm. Miguel Rodriguez address questions from the ...

Alarming Study Says Heart Attacks Are on the Rise Among Younger Women
YAHOO! - 2019-02-20
We often think of heart attacks as incidents that predominantly afflict elderly men. But the truth is that heart attacks can happen at any age, and, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation, the risk is on the rise for young women.

Duterte signs Universal Health Care Act into law
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
Every Filipino may soon be covered by a national health insurance program as President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Universal Health Care Act. The law, signed on Wednesday, seeks to improve ...

Phoenix, Grainsmart partner to boost LPG sales
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
"The partnership with Grainsmart will provide our business partners a new option on how they can grow their businesses, expand their reach, and provide Filipinos with complementary products at ...

Long periods of sitting may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in older women
YAHOO! - 2019-02-20
New US research has found that older women who spend most of their day sitting down may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. However, reducing this sedentary time by just an hour each day could help reduce this ...

Duterte renews attack on Church ahead of Vatican summit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday renewed his tirades against the Catholic Church ahead of a summit called by Pope Francis to tackle sex abuses cases involving the clergy.

Term deposit rates ease across the board
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The yields of term deposits eased across the board yesterday as banks continued to swarm the weekly term deposit auction facility (TDF) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The seven-day tenor fetched a lower rate of 5.1248 ...

Hotter, drier El Niño ahead
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Luzon, including Metro Manila, should brace for a hotter dry season due to El Niño, which is expected to become full-blown by the end of this month, the state weather agency warned yesterday. The temperature in Metro ...

Lady Eagles slip past Tigresses
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
The Lady Eagles, however, quickly regained their composure and were all business in the fourth to get the job done. "I just told them to show pride and show their intensity," Almadro said.

State funeral for Bobby Mañosa at Libingan ng mga Bayani
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- National Artist for Architecture Francisco "Bobby" Mañosa, who died at the age of 88, will be laid to rest in a state funeral at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig ...

Revised corporation code signed
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
PRESIDENT Duterte signed into law on Thursday a landmark measure updating the decades-old Corporation Code in a bid to strengthen and simplify corporate governance standards for a more business ...

Tadpole-like jets could help explain why the sun's corona is so hot
Upi.com - 2019-02-20
Feb. 20 (UPI) --Researchers have discovered a novel type of solar jet that could help solve the mystery of the sun's super hot corona. The sun's corona, the swirling upper atmosphere, is more than 200 times hotter than the sun's furnace, and for decades ...

MMDA urged to reschedule Tandang Sora flyover closure
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-20
During a public hearing conducted by the House committee on Metro Manila development, a group of homeowners said they were not properly informed by the projects contractor, EEI Corporation ...

DepEd chief: Gov't scholarships based on academic standing, not engagement in activities
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded Wednesday the bottomline of awarding government scholarships is academic standing and not a student's ...

Report: The number of cancer survivors grows as oncologists dwindle
Upi.com - 2019-02-20
Feb. 20 (UPI) --As the number of cancer survivors in the United States is rising, the supply of doctors available to treat them keeps falling. The number of cancer survivors over age 65 who have other health ailments is steadily climbing, but health ...

The ROI of a digital mind-set
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-20
While infrastructure and technology are clearly important considerations, digital transformation is as much about the people and changing the way they approach business problems and where they look to find solutions. To put it simply, a digital mind-set is ...

Rappler seeks to lift Malacañang ban on reporters
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) -- Online news website Rappler on Wednesday asked Malacañang to lift the ban on its reporters, a year since they were prohibited from covering Palace ...

PJ Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier wins Lifetime Achievement award at 2018 International Business Awards
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-20
Lhuillier, president & CEO of PJLGC, bagged seven (7) awards, including the Lifetime Achievement award, where Lhuillier is the first ever gold winner in the consumer services industry. He was also ...

Colmenares: Elections under Duterte transcend political parties
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Will the ancient proverb "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" hold true in the 2019 midterm elections? Bayan Muna chair and Makabayan senatorial bet Neri Colmenares ...

Duterte to 'anti-gov't scholars': No harm in dissenting, unless you join NPA
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday disagreeing with government is not a crime. "Wala naman kung dissent lang [No harm in dissenting].

New soccer team gives hope to young cancer patients in Gaza
Reuters - 2019-02-20
GAZA (Reuters) - Fourteen-year-old Moatasen al-Nabeeh suffers from a brain tumor. A new youth soccer team set up in Gaza for young Palestinian cancer patients has given him new hope. "I am happier now, I play and I made new friends," said al-Nabeeh.

Hugpong draws biggest crowd in Nueva Ecija sortie -- Tolentino
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-20
CABANATUAN CITY -- The campaign caravan of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party arrived here on Wednesday afternoon, drawing "the biggest crowd" since the start of their campaign in Luzon ...

DFA to assist 3 Filipino call center workers jailed in Hong Kong
Global Nation - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) vowed on Wednesday to assist three Filipino call center employees imprisoned in Hong Kong for alleged involvement in a scam to open ...

Air France-KLM more than doubles profits in 2018 despite strikes
Inquirer - 2019-02-20
PARIS, France -- Air France-KLM, which was badly hit last year by strikes and management upheaval, reported on Wednesday that its annual net profits rose by 150 percent to EUR409 million ($463 ...

Manulife rolls out China-focused fund
Inquirer - 2019-02-20
Fund management firm Manulife Asset Management and Trust Corp. (MAMTC) has rolled out a ... various sectors but is mostly focused on the financial sector because are there many Chinese state ...

National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa dies
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) -- National Artist for Architecture Francisco "Bobby" Mañosa has died at the age of 88. The news was confirmed by his daughter Bambi Mañosa through ...

Filipina scientist gets appointed director of Atomic Energy Agency in Austria
Global Nation - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipina scientist was appointed as one of the directors of the Austria-based International Atomic ... were contributed to the University of the Philippines-Diliman ...

Senator wants youth chair sacked after remarks against state scholars
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-20
"Kung may sisipain (sa pwesto) dapat siya at 'di ang mga estudyante," Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero, who chairs the Senate Committee on Education ... Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC ...

MRT-3 lifts ban on liquid items
philstar.com - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The management of Manila Metro Rail Transit-3 on Wednesday has lifted its ban on liquid items. Liquids such as bottled water, perfume, hand sanitizer, lotion, rubbing alcohol, among others with volume capacity of more than 100 ...

Robredo: Removing scholarships from critical students a curtailment of freedom of expression
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-20
CEBU CITY -- Removing the scholarship of students who are anti-government curtails their freedom of expression, according to Vice President Robredo. She told a news conference on Wednesday that ...

Universal healthcare now a law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Quality health care services may soon be available to all Filipinos. At a ceremony on Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Universal Health Care Bill ...

Duterte signs Universal Health Care law
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) -- Easier and equal access to health care may soon be provided to all Filipinos. President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday led a ceremonial signing ...

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