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Treatment Not Needed for DVT in Very Advanced Cancer Patients
Medscape - 2019-02-12
About one third of patients with advanced cancer who are admitted to a specialized palliative care unit (SPCU) have deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on admission, but in these patients, DVT is not associated with either significant symptoms or survival ...

Pedia doctors alarmed over rising cases of deaths due to measles; call for private-public partnership to solve this health crisis
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-12
Two leading organizations of pediatric doctors in the Philippines sounded the alarm on the staggering increase in measles cases and deaths among Filipino children in the past year alone, which has ...

Editorial: Mental health education
Sun Star - 2019-02-12
IT IS commendable that the Gaisano Mall of Davao placed barriers on the fifth floor to prevent another case of sucide. The putting up of barriers was a recommendation of the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) and the Davao City Police Office ...

Kim Kardashian Got So Real About Having a Psoriasis Flare-Up on Her Face
YAHOO! - 2019-02-12
Kim Kardashian took a selfie of a psoriasis flare-up on her face to show one of the treatments she uses to manage the skin condition. Last week, Kim called out a tabloid for saying she had a "bad skin day" because of psoriasis, Just a few days after Kim ...

Court orders DOJ to summon Joma Sison over CPP-NPA case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19 ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue a summons on Jose Maria "Joma" Sison, founding chairman of the Communist ...

Mirror, mirror who are the wisest senatorial bets of them all?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines - Day One of the 90-day campaign period for the senatorial derby kicked off on Tuesday with the usual pomp, gimmicks, giveaways and glowing political speeches of aspirants.

Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease?
The New York Times - 2019-02-12
Mahendra Agrawal never imagined he would have a heart attack. He followed a vegetarian diet, exercised regularly and maintained a healthy weight. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. But when Mr. Agrawal experienced shortness of breath in ...

Comelec: No movies portraying lives of poll bets during campaign period
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded mall owners on Tuesday that showing movies that portray the lives of candidates in the May elections violates the Fair ...

Stocks open week ahead of earnings results
philstar.com - 2019-02-12
Among the gainers were Robinsons Land Corp., which was up 6.5 percent, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, which rose 2.4 percent and First Gen Corp. which gained 2.2 percent. SM Prime rose 1.7 percent. It reported a full year net income growth of 17 percent to P32.2 ...

SM Prime income rises 17% to P32 billion in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines -- SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SM Prime), the Sy-owned property giant, grew its consolidated net income by 17 percent last year to P32.2 billion. It raked in revenues of P104.1 billion, up 14 percent from P90 billion a year ago.

Thailand and US launch annual Cobra Gold military exercise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
BANGKOK -- Thailand and the United States on Tuesday hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with 29 ...

May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
LONDON -- British Prime Minister Theresa May was urging restive lawmakers Tuesday to "hold their nerve" and give her more time to rework a divorce agreement with the European Union.

POEA to nurses seeking jobs in Germany: Beware of scams
Global Nation - 2019-02-12
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday warned nurses who want to land a job in Germany through its Triple Win program to be extra cautious and submit their ...

BIR to collect P79.012 billion under TRAIN Act in 2019
Inquirer - 2019-02-12
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been tasked to collect P79.012 billion in taxes from the higher or new levies slapped on various goods under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion ...

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines' war on drugs
Business Insider - 2019-02-12
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country's president pushes ahead with a hardline policy, modeled on the Philippines, to combat drug trafficking. The last execution in Sri Lanka was 43 years ago, but President ...

Snow slams Northwest again and even Hawaii gets some
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
SEATTLE -- Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature canceled all hearings Monday with winter snowstorms pummeling the Northwest again as a larger weather system wreaked havoc ...

Two months after plunder acquittal, cheers welcome Bong Revilla in Pampanga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
WATCH: Cheers from the crowd welcomed former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., who was recently acquitted of plunder in relation to the pork barrel scam, as he arrived at the campaign caravan ...

Social Media workshop addresses need for skills upgrade
Inquirer - 2019-02-12
Marketing teams and sales professionals are enjoined to be part of the 1st Social Media Professional Training Course on March 21 & 22, 2019 at the SMX AURA, Taguig City. The Social Media ...

Poe sees Senate poll lead as a challenge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines -- As the campaign period starts, reelectionist Senator Grace Poe admitted that the expectation that comes with leading the pre-election polls is a big challenge. "Unang-una ...

Police identify over 700 election hotspots
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) -- The election fever heats up, and so does the possible escalation of related violence, said the Philippine National Police (PNP). Dir. Gen.

JV Ejercito warns of 'power monopoly' with Jinggoy Estrada Senate bid
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) -- Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito was visibly surprised when his estranged half-brother, senatorial bet Jinggoy Estrada, raised his arm as a sign of ...

How a Philippines Regulator Stymied DowDuPont's Global Seed Launch
The New York Times - 2019-02-12
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO -- A Philippines regulator poses an unexpected obstacle to DowDuPont's launch of a new line of genetically engineered soybeans in the United States as the company challenges Bayer AG's decades-long dominance of the U.S. seed market.

Abu Sayyaf suspect in 2012 Kidapawan bus blast captured
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) -- The police have captured a notorious Abu Sayyaf member involved in kidnapping and bombing, including the 2012 bus explosion in Kidapawan ...

Real-time electronic fund transfer gains more ground among banks
philstar.com - 2019-02-12
The service is available 24x7, all year round. Banks that can both send and receive real-time fund transfers include Asia United Bank, Bank of Commerce, BDO, China Bank,China Bank Savings, Dungganon Bank, EastWest Bank, Equicom Savings Bank, G-Exchange ...

Abu Sayyaf member in bombing, abduction arrested in Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines - An alleged Abu Sayyaf member wanted for kidnapping and illegal detention was arrested at Ermita, Manila, Sunday morning, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Tuesday.

Beyond lawmaking: Powers, roles of Philippine Congress members
Rappler - 2019-02-12
Efforts of a legislator The late senator and health secretary Juan Flavier, in his pamphlet, "Now That You Are a Senator: An Introduction to Organizing the Work of a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines," which he used to distribute to neophyte ...

PH posted record trade deficit of $41.44 billion in 2018
Inquirer - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines posted a record trade deficit of $41.44 billion in 2018 as imports climbed while exports dropped last year. National Statistician Lisa Grace S. Bersales ...

Immigration recommends filing deportation case vs. 'taho'-throwing Chinese national
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recommended the filing of a deportation case against the Chinese student who threw 'taho,' a soy snack, on a ...

LOOK: PNP gets bomb suits, shields, helmets from Japan
Global Nation - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday received six bomb suits, six ballistic shields, 440 bulletproof vests, 440 ballistic helmets donated by the Japanese government.

Fake priest caught collecting donations at fiesta
philstar.com - 2019-02-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A man who posed as a priest of the Aglipayan Church was arrested for allegedly collecting donations during a fiesta in Tondo, Manila Sunday afternoon. Marlon Ponterez, 38, was giving a pep talk and accepting donations from residents ...

SMC to expedite payment for unpaid properties in TPLEX
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 11) -- Conglomerate San Miguel Corporation, through its subsidiary Private Infra Development Corp. (PDIC), has committed to expedite the payment for the ...

22 reclamation projects pending amid Manila Bay rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-12
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said he will require local officials to carry out a "no environmental compliance certificate, no business permit" policy. The secretary also issued a warning against ...

Duterte happy over Bangsamoro law's success
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) --President Rodrigo Duterte expressed happiness over the success of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) envisioned to end decades-long conflict in Mindanao.

SM Prime profit jumps 17% in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-12
SM Prime Holdings, Inc. increased its net income by 17% in 2018, driven by the growth of its shopping mall and residential property units. In a statement issued Monday, the Sy-led firm said consolidated net income stood at P32.2 billion in 2018 ...

Prove cheating in plebiscite, Cotabato mayor asked
philstar.com - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang yesterday challenged Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Sayadi to prove her allegation that there was a conspiracy to ensure the victory of the yes vote during the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Presidential ...

Philippines eyes more international air routes
philstar.com - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) aims to further boost the number of international flights to and from the country as the Philippines is set to host two major aviation events. In a statement, the DOT said Cebu would host this year ...

Corporate Governance Paradigm under the Corporation Code of the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-11
Boards of Directors have no power by mere exercise of their Business Judgment, to provide for their own ... In Grace Christian High School v. Court of Appeals, our Supreme Court held that a by-law provision or company practice of giving a stockholder ...

Duterte wishes to see Abe anew
Global Nation - 2019-02-11
President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday conveyed to visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono his wish to see Prime Minister Shinzo Abe again to discuss "shared concerns" and ways to improve ...

PH posts 4th straight month of weaker long-term investment inflows
Inquirer - 2019-02-11
Long-term equity capital entering the Philippines from overseas slowed for the fourth straight month in November 2018--a trend that reversed the record-high investment levels reported earlier ...

BDO widens SME reach with Bulacan rural bank purchase
Inquirer - 2019-02-11
Ltd. Osmanthus has been helping ONB in developing a framework for its micro/small and medium enterprise (MSME) lending business, leading to the establishment of the initial pilot test sites before ...

SM Prime profit hits record P32.2B
Inquirer - 2019-02-11
The commercial properties and the hotels and convention centers business segments contributed a combined revenue growth of 18 percent in 2018, mostly attributed to the opening of ThreeE-Com Center ...

AC Energy, Phinma Group finalize P6-billion power deal
philstar.com - 2019-02-11
In separate disclosures yesterday, Ayala Corp. and Phinma Corp. said they signed the investment agreement last Friday for the acquisition of the 51.48 percent stake in Phinma Energy Corp. by AC Energy. AC Energy will also subscribe to approximately 2.632 ...

Lilt is building a machine translation business with humans at the core
TechCrunch - 2019-02-11
The ability to quickly and automatically translate anything you see using a web service is a powerful one, yet few expect much from it other than a tolerable version of a foreign article, menu, or ...

A Chinese Groupon On Steroids Seeks To Raise $1.1 Billion-Plus Just 6 Months After NY IPO
Forbes - 2019-02-11
Chinese social commerce upstart Pinduoduo is seeking to net $1 billion-plus, just six months after the Tencent-invested shopping app raised $1.6 billion on Nasdaq and just three years after its start in 2015 with initial funding from venture firm ...

Department of Transportation finalizing rules for Angkas pilot run
philstar.com - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is in the process of finalizing details for a pilot run of motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas, in compliance with a proposal made by a House of Representatives panel, an official said yesterday.

Measles deaths hit 70, but vaccine trust returning
philstar.com - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines -- With 70 deaths, the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday said the measles outbreak in the country is not yet under control. But the public seems to be regaining trust in vaccination, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said.

Reddit gets a $150 million investment from Tencent and users are posting memes to mock the deal
The Verge - 2019-02-11
Reddit has received a $150 million investment from Tencent, the Chinese tech giant behind WeChat and League of Legends, sparking fears of censorship from Reddit users. The investment was first rumored last week, and led to Reddit users posting photos and ...

Epix launches a $6 per month streaming service offering 4K video and offline access
TechCrunch - 2019-02-11
MGM-owned Epix is joining other premium networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz with the launch of its own, over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters. The service, called Epix Now ...

Pennsylvania might slap a 10% tax on violent video games, but the industry says the proposed law is fundamentally flawed
Business Insider - 2019-02-11
Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would slap a 10% tax on video games that are rated Mature or Adults Only by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Rep. Christopher Quinn submitted House Bill 109 to the state's General Assembly ...

Psilocybin--A.K.A. Shrooms--Could Become the Next Legalized Drug
YAHOO! - 2019-02-11
Twenty-nineteen could be the Year of the Magic Mushroom. In Colorado and Oregon, efforts are currently underway to get voters acquainted with and in support of psilocybin, the compound that makes magic shrooms, well, magical. Research has begun, and the ...

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