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A crypto exchange may have lost $145 million after its CEO suddenly died
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-06
(CNN) -- The death of a Canadian entrepreneur has left a huge stash of cryptocurrencies locked off from the people who own them. Quadriga, Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange, said it's ...

Tiger Resort Asia takes over Asiabest Group
Inquirer - 2019-02-06
Despite protests from its founder Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada, the group in control of integrated gaming resort Okada Manila has completed a deal to take over 66.67 percent of dormant holding firm ...

Poe: Let courts rule on Mislatel franchise
Inquirer - 2019-02-05
Sen. Grace Poe, chair of the Senate public services committee, endorsed to the plenary on Monday night the approval of the transfer of the franchise of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. (Mislatel) to ...

MPIC open to revising offer for MRT 3
Inquirer - 2019-02-05
Infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is open to revising its unsolicited offer for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) in Metro Manila, after the Department of Transportation ...

2 dead, 56 arrested in drug war in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
Buising, 36, was helping out his friend, Jason Cruz, carry a dish cabinet in Barangay Canumay West, Valenzuela City ... In Manila, another Grade 12 student was arrested after he allegedly tried to sneak two sachets of marijuana into Arellano University ...

Bitcoin exchange president's death puts millions out of reach
YAHOO! - 2019-02-05
Ottawa (AFP) - A Canadian cryptocurrency exchange was granted bankruptcy protection on Monday after its president took passwords for accounts containing Can$180 million ($137 million US) to his grave when he died suddenly. In a statement, QuadrigaCX said ...

Former Snap chief strategy officer Imran Khan makes a key hire for his online shopping startup
Business Insider - 2019-02-05
Former Snap chief strategy officer Imran Khan is bolstering the team behind his e-commerce startup. The still-unnamed startup, which hasn't launched and is funded primarily by Khan, has hired talent agent Paul Cazers as its VP of strategic partnerships ...

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll died of a drug overdose
Business Insider - 2019-02-05
NEW YORK -- The New York City medical examiner says the death of a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia and Vine apps was caused by an accidental drug overdose. The medical examiner said Tuesday that Colin Kroll died of the combined effects of ...

Ex-Maguindanao governor Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan indicted for graft
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
Seven other former provincial government officials - agriculturist Moziback Guiabel, accountant John Estelito Dollosa Jr., treasurer Osmena Bandila, general services officer Kasan Macapendeg, administrator Norie Unas, budget officer Datu Ali Apbi Al Haj ...

Exclusive Pumping: The Scoop on Schedules, Milk Supply and Tips for Success
YAHOO! - 2019-02-05
It's a question every new mother gets asked: Breast or bottle? But for an ever-growing group of mothers, the answer is a resounding "Yes." Exclusive pumping is the practice of hooking up to the breast pump and bottlefeeding the milk to our hungry babes ...

Nasdaq's head of tech says there are 2 big reasons open source companies fail, and named 2 that are getting it right and could IPO soon
Business Insider - 2019-02-05
Companies are increasingly looking to build viable businesses around open source software, but the business plan isn't foolproof. Open source software -- packages of code licensed by the creator so others can update and build upon them -- has continued ...

New Jersey now offers gender-neutral option on birth certificates
Mashable - 2019-02-05
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 ...

LRTA explains water bottle fiasco
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) yesterday appealed for understanding and cooperation after receiving flak for allowing containers of water on its train amid a ban on bottled drinks. The Metro Rail Transit and the LRT Lines 1 ...

Backdoored cryptocurrency software found serving AZORult malware
ZDNet - 2019-02-05
EXCLUSIVE --Hackers have compromised the GitHub account of the Denarius cryptocurrency project lead and have backdoored the Windows client with the AZORult infostealer malware. The compromised Denarius cryptocurrency client --which node operators run on ...

WHO and vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots
Reuters - 2019-02-05
LONDON - A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a "critical" health tool and access to it should be scaled up as swiftly as possible, especially in poorer countries, cancer experts said on Monday.

WWII vets honored in 74th Muntinlupa Liberation Day
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino veterans who fought during World War II were once again honored during the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Muntinlupa City from Japanese forces on Monday. Around 100 veterans, their spouses and their children attended ...

Gene-Editing Scientist's 'Actions Are A Product Of Modern China'
NPR - 2019-02-05
In the fall of 2017, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV aired a series promoting the country's achievements in science and technology. One episode profiled a Chinese scientist who claimed to have invented a gene-sequencing machine that outperformed those in ...

Cops, soldiers help residents put out fire at Samar school
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
ORMOC CITY, Leyte -- The Filipino bayanihan spirit helped prevent a fire from spreading and gobbling up an entire public school in San Jose de Buan town, Samar. Local residents, police officers ...

Suspended Daraga mayor Carlwyn Baldo files bail petition
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- A motion to post bail filed by the lawyers of suspended Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo has been raffled to the sala of Regional Trial Court Branch 10 Judge Maria Theresa Loquillano. A court employee confirmed that the motion was ...

New measles cases confirmed in Texas, Washington
Upi.com - 2019-02-05
Feb. 5 (UPI) --Five new cases of measles have been diagnosed in the Houston area, part of a national trend that's seeing a return of the once-eradicated disease. The cases involve four children under 2 years old and a woman. Officials say vaccinations ...

Experts Are Warning People to Stop Drinking Straight ACV
YAHOO! - 2019-02-05
For decades, apple cider vinegar (which is referred to as ACV by its loyal fans) has been labeled as a superfood due its numerous health-boosting benefits. The fermented beverage that's packed with enzymes, probiotics, and trace minerals has been shown to ...

Texans Can Appeal Surprise Medical Bills, But The Process Can Be Draining
NPR - 2019-02-05
In Texas, a growing number of patients are turning to a little-known state mediation program to deal with unexpected hospital bills. The bills in question often arrive in patients' mailboxes with shocking balances that run into the tens or even hundreds of ...

Slower inflation gives BSP policy space
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-05
Other commodity groups that contributed to the slowdown were alcoholic beverages (16.1% from 21.7% in December); clothing and footwear (2.5% from 2.8%); housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels (four percent from 4.1%); health (4.3% from 4.8% ...

Dec. factory output worst in 13 months -- PSA data
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-05
A PMI reading above 50 signals improvement in business conditions from the preceding month, while a score below that point indicates deterioration. "Ten out of 20 industry group registered annual declines, with two-digit decreases noted in the following ...

DOJ recommends filing of cyber libel charges vs. Rappler
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- The Department of Justice recommended the filing of cyber libel charges to online news agency Rappler over a story published in 2012. The resolution ...

Two explosions rock Lanao del Norte towns
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Explosions rocked two towns in Lanao del Norte on Tuesday afternoon, but the military did not say the blasts are necessarily related to the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law to be held in some areas on Wednesday.

Senate to vote on Mislatel's change of ownership on February 6
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 6) -- The Senate will vote on February 6 whether or not to approve the transfer of ownership of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company (Mislatel) to a ...

Coast Guard conducting search and rescue for missing aircraft in Bataan
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- The Philippine Coast Guard is currently searching for an aircraft reportedly missing near the waters of Samal, Bataan. The aircraft was reportedly ...

Mislatel 3rd telco franchise up for Senate vote on Feb. 6
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-05
At the same time, Sen. Francis Pangilinan reminded Mislatel to just follow the law to stay out of legal entanglements in doing business as third telco provider. "Mislatel should be mindful that ...

Groups hit Palace order empowering Duterte to OK land-reclamation deals
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-05
The group noted that no new regulation was introduced in the executive order, indicating that Duterte "intends to wield the PRA in its business-as-usual mode of indiscriminately promoting reclam ...

PHO sets opening of a spacious, modern, family-oriented obstacle course at BGC
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-05
This sterling quality made them more serious to solidify their plan on their health and fitness business facility. "When we first came here to find a venue for the obstacle sports, we saw a ...

Aboitiz bullish on Southeast Asia market
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-05
ABOITIZ Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) sees the Southeast Asian market contributing to a significant part of its earnings in the following years, as it pursues more investments that will help sustain its growth momentum. AEV Chief Executive Officer Erramon I.

DBP hits depositor goal ahead of 2022 target
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-05
"Actually, we already exceeded our (target of) one million base (by the) end of [last] year," Ms. Borromeo told BusinessWorld on the sidelines of the Annual Reception for the Banking Community last month. The lender met its goal of additional one ...

Falsified Medicines Directive Deadline Looms
Medscape - 2019-02-05
The Dispensing Doctors' Association (DDA) advised members not to worry about the 9 th February deadline for implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), amid reports that less than half of UK pharmacies would be compliant in time. Community ...

Women's brains may be more age-resistant than men's
Upi.com - 2019-02-05
"Boys will be boys" goes the old saying, but girls might have the last laugh. It turns out that female brains tend to age more slowly, researchers report. On average, women's brains appear to be about three years younger than those of men at the same ...

HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency, slams 'unfounded rumours'
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
PARIS, France -- "Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, which kills more than 300,000 women every year, health authorities said Monday. To mark World Cancer Day ...

Iloilo City wants better port facilities for cruise ship tourism
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-05
They also visited sites at the old and modern parts of the city, including the Molo Mansion, Casa Mariquit, Jaro Cathedral, the riverside Esplanade, and the Iloilo Business Park. Junel Ann T. Divinagracia, head of the Iloilo City Tourism and Development ...

Kingad looks to make most in ONE Grand Prix
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-05
Ms. Jenkins graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. -- Michael Angelo S. Murillo

Explosions in Mindanao reported a day before BOL plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- Three explosions have been reported on Tuesday, a day before the Bangsamoro second plebiscite. Two explosions have been reported in the towns of ...

Philippines manufacturing leads ASEAN in growth
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
Philippine manufacturing registered a moderate improvement in business conditions in January as reflected in a slower PMI reading from 53.2 in December. Output expanded steadily but at a softer pace and strong domestic demand offset the persistent weakness ...

SC upholds hold departure orders vs. Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the order of the Sandiganbayan to prevent Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwendolyn Garcia from leaving the ...

No poll rule broken in Bong Go following Duterte's trail, Comelec says
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said there was no problem with senatorial aspirant Bong Go accompanying President Rodrigo Duterte in his trips.

Lacson urges Duterte to veto 'pork' in 2019 budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson on Tuesday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to veto all "pork" barrel or discretionary funds allegedly inserted in ...

Several families flee Lanao Norte towns on eve of BOL plebiscite
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
TUBOD, Lanao del Norte -- Police tell the public not to panic even as at least 60 families from several towns in Lanao del Norte province decided to flee on the eve of the plebiscite on the ...

Poe: No time to relax despite topping poll survey
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
Poe topped the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey with a voter preference of 64 percent, followed by Sen. Cynthia Villar (57 percent)./gsg

Bipartisan Support Builds For Limits On Surprise Medical Bills
NPR - 2019-02-05
Surrounded by patients who told horror stories of being stuck with hefty bills, President Trump recently waded into a widespread health care problem for which almost all people -- even those with insurance -- are at risk: surprise medical billing.

No security threat to second Bangsamoro plebiscite - Moro leader
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim said authorities have yet to see potential security threats in areas covered by ...

Army foils bombing try, suspect blows up motorbike in Maguindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
CAMP SIONGCO, MAGUINDANAO - A suspicious man on a motorbike had avoided a military checkpoint along the national highway and left his explosives-rigged motorbike by the roadside to explode, a ...

SC affirms hold departure orders vs Cebu Rep. Garcia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court Second Division affirmed the decision of the Sandiganbayan barring Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia from leaving the country. Garcia is subject of ...

Volunteers need permit for Manila Bay cleanup
philstar.com - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Manila clarified yesterday reports circulating on social media that it is asking volunteer groups to secure and pay for a permit before they can help clean up Manila Bay. City administrator Erickson Alcovendaz ...

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