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BSP charter changes, rice tariff credit positive for Phillippines
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
Last year, he pointed out weather-related supply disruptions led to a decline in the growth of rice production, leading to an uptick in domestic rice prices as rice accounts for nearly 10 percent of the entire consumer price index basket. "We expect the ...

A Netflix documentary on menstruation stigma just won an Oscar
Mashable - 2019-02-25
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 ...

Weak investment climate main 5G risk, not security fears: Ericsson
YAHOO! - 2019-02-25
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Europe risks falling behind other regions in rolling out 5G mobile services because of onerous regulation and weak investment rather than any security concerns about Chinese equipment, Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm said on Monday.

Intel aims to push beyond phones with 5G infrastructure deals
YAHOO! - 2019-02-25
(Reuters) - Intel Corp on Monday announced new chips and partnerships that it hopes will persuade its investors that the billions of dollars in research and development that it has poured into 5G networking technology will pay off. Intel, the world's ...

iOS developers will soon be able to offer discounts to their existing and lapsed subscribers
TechCrunch - 2019-02-25
As subscriptions continue to grow into a sizable revenue stream for mobile app developers, Apple has had to make adjustments to its guidelines, rules, and even its tools for subscription ...

Why Foldable Phones Are the Perfect Compliment to 5G Mobile--Next Year
Fortune - 2019-02-25
Two things are immediately obvious at the Mobile World Congress, the annual showcase in Barcelona of everything telecom. 5G wireless, the speedier successor to the current 4G LTE, will be mostly ...

CDC to test for carcinogens around eight U.S. military bases
Upi.com - 2019-02-25
Feb. 25 (UPI) --The Center for Disease Control and Prevention will begin testing humans for exposure to toxic fluorinated compounds surrounding eight former and current military bases in the United States. The CDC will work with the Agency for Toxic ...

Amazon has a massive opportunity in a $600 billion market
Business Insider - 2019-02-25
Amazon has a "substantial" opportunity in India despite the country's recent regulatory changes that target e-commerce sites, according to one bank. "While recent regulatory changes in India pose a material near-term P&L setback for Amazon, we still view ...

Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service now available for Windows 7, 8.1 clients
ZDNet - 2019-02-25
In February 2018, Microsoft officials announced they planned to make the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The targeted delivery date for general availability on those platforms was summer 2018.

Even sans IRR, EODB law in effect, DTI chief insists
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
TRADE Secretary Ramon M. Lopez on Monday said the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) law is already in effect in spite of nonexistent rules, and told firms to file a complaint if they experience red ...

Is 5G Being Weaponized?
Forbes - 2019-02-25
"If you think the last patent war over smartphones was bad, just wait until 5G starts being deployed throughout the global economy," warns Joseph Siino, president of patent pool operator Via Licensing. "It could be even more costly and wasteful than ...

Study bolsters link between prenatal nicotine exposure and ADHD
Reuters - 2019-02-25
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have nicotine in their systems from smoking are more likely to have children who develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. And the higher the level of nicotine in a pregnant woman ...

Californian 'Holy Herb' a Potential Treatment for Alzheimer's?
Medscape - 2019-02-25
An extract of yerba santa (Eriodictyon californicum), a native Californian medicinal plant, has been shown to have neuroprotective properties and may be a promising new compound in the treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD), new research suggests ...

FDA: Ban on meat products from 7 countries stays
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The ban on processed meat products from seven countries remains in effect amid the threat of African swine fever, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday. In an advisory, FDA chief Nela Charade Puno said meat imports ...

Cops arrest 3 drug suspects in Bohol buy-bust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-25
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol -- Three suspected drug pushers, one of them a college student, were arrested in a buy-bust operation in this city on Monday night. But the suspects denied being involved ...

The real crazy rich Asian palace is worth a cool $3.5B
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
The property was purchased by Tony Tung, the chairman of oil trader Winson Group for S$105.3 million ($78 million), the Business Times reported earlier this month, saying it was a record for that type of dwelling. A representative for the Crown Prince didn ...

Building devoted to co-working space opens in Makati
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
Each floor has its own pantry. The Scandinavian design-inspired hub is also close to malls, restaurants, hotels and other offices in the Makati central business district. "It is the second (Spaces) location here... This one, like our first one ...

Amazon drivers to strike in Italy over high work loads
Upi.com - 2019-02-25
Feb. 25 (UPI) --Delivery drivers working for Amazon in the Italian region of Lombardy, an area including 10 million people, will interrupt work on Tuesday over work conditions. Drivers plan to stop deliveries in Lombardy and demonstrate under the office ...

Warren Buffett shifts his analysis
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin said, "Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain." Allow me to add a similar quotation: "Whoever invests and ...

Nurses with long hours, second jobs may pose safety risk to patients
Upi.com - 2019-02-25
Many new nurses work long hours and hold down second jobs, factors that could jeopardize their well-being, as well as patient safety, a new study suggests. A number of forces have affected nurses and the hours they work in recent years. They include ...

SEC cracks down on religious firm KAPA Worldwide Ministry
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues its crackdown on investment scams with the issuance of a cease and desist order against an independent religious corporation which has reportedly amassed at least P7 million ...

Anti-corruption, data protection and compliance technology
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
In order to help realize a more transparent and fair business climate, companies and tech innovators will need to work closely together to change their industries. They can do so by investing in ...

UK assures continued GSP+ for Philippines exporters amid Brexit
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The British government has assured Philippine exporters they would continue to enjoy trade benefits under the European Union (EU) Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), even after the UK leaves the trade bloc. "In terms of ...

New Mexico Eyes A 'Medicaid Buy-In' Plan To Insure More Residents
NPR - 2019-02-25
Laura Lucero Y Ruiz De Gutierrez has a heart condition and fibromyalgia and is at high risk of developing diabetes. She has health insurance through her husband's job. But, between the $800 monthly premium for the couple's coverage and the $2,100 ...

Measure lifting restrictions on foreigners in business could still make it out of 17 th Congress
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
A MEASURE further relaxing restrictions in Republic Act No. 7042, or the Foreign Investments Act of 1991 (FIA), could be one of the bills that could secure approval in the remaining days of the 17 th Congress, Senate leaders said in separate interviews ...

Insiders among potential candidates for BSP chief
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
A former trade secretary from 2005 to 2010, Mr. Favila was also chairman and president of the Philippine Stock Exchange and president of Philippine National Bank and Security Bank Corp. He majored in banking and finance from the University of Santo Tomas ...

Second-Generation, Two-Stent Injection Lowers IOP and Medication Burden in Various Glaucoma Types
Medscape - 2019-02-25
This prospective, nonrandomized, consecutive cohort study aimed to assess 36-month outcomes after cataract surgery and implantation of two second-generation trabecular microbypass stents (iStent inject) into eyes with various types of glaucoma. Of the 81 ...

Evidence for man-made global warming hits 'gold standard': scientists
Reuters - 2019-02-25
OSLO (Reuters) - Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a "gold standard" level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday. "Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear ...

The blossoming of Baguio
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
NATURE takes away, and nature gives. July 16 awakens painful memories for many, as it was the day of the great 1990 Luzon Earthquake. With its epicenter near Nueva Ecija, it shook most of the island of Luzon, but particularly the Cordillera Region, the ...

POGOs to continue driving office space demand
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) last week asked the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to require Philippine ... the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations Office. For real estate consultancy service firm Pinnacle Research, proof of tax ...

Service reliability is key for Mislatel to break Philippine telco duopoly
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
People will switch for the sake of switching... But I think right now, pricing is not the concern in the Philippines ... Holdings Corp. The consortium committed to deliver an average minimum broadband speed of 27 Megabits per second (Mbps) in its first ...

GCash eyes MSMEs in Visayas, Mindanao
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
Of the remaining shares, about 45% is owned by Ayala-led Globe Telecom, Inc. and the remainder is owned by its parent company Ayala Corp. At present, of about 60,000 merchant partners of GCash, about 2,200 are in the city and that GCash officials said ...

Typhoon to move close to PH by Thursday - PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 25) -- A typhoon will move close to the country this week but will not have a direct impact on current conditions, a weather forecaster said Monday.

Phirst Park identifies 4 sites to develop in Laguna, Batangas
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
The BOC has suspended the implementation of one of its memorandum orders, in line with the implementation of the rules and regulations governing the registration of truckers that do business with ...

What a wonderful world
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
International luxury brand Jewelmer unveiled its latest collection in collaboration with celebrated jewelry designer Wynn Wynn Ong at the KaLIKHAsan Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. Under the lead- ership of group chairman Manuel Cojuangco ...

Catholicism will disappear in 25 years, Duterte says
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 25) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has not let up on his attacks against the Catholic church, saying Monday that Catholicism will disappear in 25 years ...

Putting the EASE into Doing Business
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
Much has been said about the difficulty of doing business in the Philippines, from the time it takes to incorporate a business to the complex maze of procedures we need to follow to get anything done, and the number of approvals needed to move anything.

Tributes pour in for late BSP Governor Espenilla
Inquirer - 2019-02-25
He is a homegrown central banker who had served the ... as ROTC cadets at the University of the Philippines. Even up to the recent months, he found time to respond to some of my text messages ...

Bangsamoro transition leaders to officially take over ARMM Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-25
The transition body will have legislative and executive powers during the transition period until the first local election takes ... group MILF and another 39 government appointees.

Serge Osmeña changes tune on age of responsibility
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-25
Metro Manila (February 25, CNN Philippines) -- Former Senator Sergio "Serge" Osmeña III, who is seeking a Senate comeback, is backing moves to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility ...

Big-time oil price hike set Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 25) -- Pump prices are set to increase for the third consecutive week starting Tuesday, February 26, amid movements in the global oil market. The following ...

'Customs office fire won't affect shabu smuggling probe'
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-25
Metro Manila (February 25, CNN Philippines) -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) assured the public that the fire that hit its office at the Port of Manila on Friday night would not affect any of its ...

Duterte to groups: Do not harm clergy, religious leaders
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-25
Cebu (CNN Philippines, February 25) -- Seemingly changing his tune on the religious sector, President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday posted a warning to groups out to harm members of the Catholic Church.

Sandiganbayan grants ex-OMB chair Ronnie Ricketts' motion to travel
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 25) -- The Sandiganbayan on Monday granted the motion of former Optical Media Board (OMB) chief Ronnie Ricketts to travel abroad. Ricketts posted a ...

Tensions rise between police, militant groups over Voltes V song in Cebu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-25
CEBU CITY, Philippines -- Tensions rose between militant groups and some policemen during a rally in front of the headquarters of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) here on Monday.

P6.3 M cocaine recovered off Dingalan, Aurora
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-25
CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines - A brick of cocaine worth an estimated P6.3 million, was fished out of the waters of Dingalan, Aurora by a fisherman Saturday night, local police authorities ...

Bayan Muna mulls suing DOE execs for inaction on high fuel prices
Inquirer - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Top officials of Bayan Muna party-list revealed on Monday that they may file charges against Department of Energy (DOE) officials for not ordering oil companies to ...

2018 NAIA security check: 2,291 prohibited items confiscated
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines - A total of two thousand, two hundred ninety one prohibited items were confiscated by security personnel from passengers at the four Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA ...

Typhoon Wutip may enter PAR on Thursday
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- State weather bureau PAGASA said Typhoon Wutip might enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday and would be given the name "Betty." In its advisory Monday morning, the state weather bureau said that the eye of ...

Almost P200M suspected cocaine found on Aurora, Davao Oriental shores
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Almost P200 million worth of suspected cocaine were washed ashore in Caraga, Davao Oriental and in Dingalan, Aurora on Sunday. The Philippine National Police (PNP ...

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