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Exemption of big-ticket infra projects from election ban pushed
Inquirer - 2019-01-28
The economic team will ask President Duterte to exempt the implementation of big-ticket infrastructure projects from the election ban, in order to catch up with the lost opportunities due to the ...

The Russian army has a cool new robot tank, but there's a really good chance it doesn't work
Business Insider - 2019-01-28
A new robotic tank with a disastrous performance history has reportedly entered service with the Russian army, according to multiple reports citing Russian state media. Armed with anti-tank missiles, a 7.62 mm machine gun, and a 30 mm automatic cannon, the ...

In a killer SAG Awards monologue, host Megan Mullally goes after ageism and sexism in Hollywood
Mashable - 2019-01-28
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App Store developers have earned $120 billion since 2008
TechCrunch - 2019-01-28
Apple is kicking off the Entrepreneur Camp in Cupertino. 11 female-founded app development companies have been invited to Cupertino for multiple workshops and meetings with Apple employees.

App Store developers have earned $120 billion since 2008
TechCrunch - 2019-01-28
Apple is kicking off the Entrepreneur Camp in Cupertino. 11 female-founded app development companies have been invited to Cupertino for multiple workshops and meetings with Apple employees.

Authorities shut down xDedic marketplace for buying hacked servers
ZDNet - 2019-01-28
The FBI, together with authorities from several European countries, have seized the domain and servers of xDedic, a notorious online marketplace where cyber-criminals would sell and buy access to hacked servers. The site has been around since 2014, but it ...

Bitcoin Falls To Lowest Since Mid-December
Forbes - 2019-01-28
Bitcoin reached a six-week low today, declining below $3,400 as the broader cryptocurrency market suffered widespread losses. The world's largest digital currency by market capitalization (market cap) dropped to $3,374.46 at roughly 10:40 a.m. EST ...

Kilometer-sized Kuiper belt object provides missing link in planetary evolution - 2019-01-28
Jan. 28 (UPI) --Astronomers have for the first time identified a kilometer-sized object at the edge of the solar system. According to a new study published in the journal Nature Astronomy, the distant object, boasting a radius of 1.3 kilometers, provides a ...

Porsche Taycan owners will get three years free charging at hundreds of Electrify America stations
TechCrunch - 2019-01-28
Owners of the upcoming Porsche Taycan will get three years of free charging at hundreds of Electrify America public stations that will blanket the U.S. in the coming months. And in many cases ...

Why It Hurts to Lose Sleep
The New York Times - 2019-01-28
Veteran insomniacs know in their bones what science has to say about sleep deprivation and pain: that the two travel together, one fueling the other. For instance, people who develop chronic pain often lose the ability to sleep well, and quickly point to a ...

Firefighters search mud after Brazil dam collapse; 58 dead
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
BRUMADINHO, Brazil -- Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies, four days after a dam collapse that ...

Norway condoles with kin of Jolo blast vicitms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Norway extended on Monday its condolences to the families of those who were killed in the twin blasts that struck the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu.

Sponges sabotage coral reefs from the inside - 2019-01-28
Jan. 28 (UPI) --Corals face a variety of threats, and one of them is attacking from the inside. In a new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists detailed the strategies of sabotage deployed by coral-boring sponges. According to the ...

The Huawei crackdown could be a disaster for small carriers
The Verge - 2019-01-28
After years of mounting suspicions, the United States government is making its biggest push yet to oust Chinese tech companies from American networks, and Huawei is feeling the pressure. The Trump administration is reportedly considering an order that ...

'Radical rethink' needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate - report
Rappler - 2019-01-28
"Underpinning all of these are weak political governance, the unchallenging economic pursuit of GPD growth, and the powerful commercial engineering of overconsumption ... "Support from civil society is crucial to break the policy deadlock," said co ...

Central bank official sees sustained FDI inflows
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
The country received $10.049 billion in 2017. FDIs are a source of additional capital for the Philippine economy, spurring domestic activity by funding business expansion and generating more jobs. Mr. Guinigundo said he expects net investment inflows to ...

Study: Children gun deaths spike as family handgun ownership rises - 2019-01-28
Jan. 27 (UPI) --Guns kill about 1,300 children each year and injure more than 5,700, and as handgun ownership has increased, so have these statistics, a new study shows. Firearm deaths among children between ages 1 and 4 have doubled as family handgun ...

FACT-CHECK: Did Senate bets tell the truth in #TheFilipinoVotes: Senatorial Forum Part 2?
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
With Tañada as the principal author, the measure sought to institute a trust fund to assist ... groups like food and non-alcoholic beverages, education services, health services, and recreation ...

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on Mindanao martial law extension on Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28) -- The Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on the third extension of martial law in Mindanao this week even as security concerns hound the South ...

CTA affirms cancellation of P1.8-B tax assessment vs Cebu Air
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) upheld an earlier decision cancelling the P1.8-billion tax assessment against Cebu Air, Inc. over improperly accumulated earnings tax for 2010. In a resolution dated Jan. 23, the CTA Special Second Division affirmed its Sept.

Government plans on Hanjin clearer by Q1
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-28
He noted that companies take a month or two to conduct due diligence before deciding to pursue their next business move. Lopez said they expected that "by the first quarter some of the companies ...

Preparing to retire
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-28
Income can also be in terms of passive income. This type of income can be enhanced through additional work, running a business and financial investments. A good combination of active income and ...

Growing logistics sector provides opportunities for property firms
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
DoubleDragon Properties Corp. Chief Investment Officer Hannah Yulo noted there is no major player in the industrial warehouse sector, which is why DoubleDragon is planning to build a chain of industrial complexes around the country. "Cold storage ...

AHR pours P1.5 billion into Astoria Palawan
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
As part of its corporate social responsibility projects, Astoria Palawan recently hosted a Sikap Pinoy event on financial education for farmers and fisherfolk. The hotel also directly buys fresh catch of fishermen and vegetables from local farmers at fair ...

Megaworld to sell office spaces in Cavite township
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
MEGAWORLD Corp. expects to generate P1.5 billion from the sale of office spaces at a building within its Maple Grove township in General Trias, Cavite. In a statement on Monday, the listed property developer said it is selling 93 office units at the 17 ...

Walk this way
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-28
There must be stricter enforcement of laws prohibiting the parking of motor vehicles and the construction or establishment of business stalls, residential structures, or any kind of object that ...

Holcim Philippines soars as cement giant is said to weigh sale
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., a conglomerate whose businesses include building materials, jumped as much as 5.5 percent while Eagle Cement Corp. rose as much as 1.9 percent. A sale by LafargeHolcim could lead to higher valuations for cement companies in ...

Meralco to source additional power ahead of Malampaya shutdown
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-28
THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) may have to source additional power in time for the scheduled maintenance shutdown of the Malampaya gas facility in October this year. "We may have to look if ...

Before I Was President of Planned Parenthood, I Was Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer at a Routine Screening
YAHOO! - 2019-01-28
When I was in medical school, I went to my student health center for an annual check-up and Pap test. It was a routine visit, and I had no reason to expect anything out of the ordinary. A week later, my doctor told me that my results were abnormal, and I ...

MWSS exec lauds P1.7-billion Jica-funded water reclamation facility
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-28
Velasco recently led the inauguration of a P1.7-billion Jica-funded Parañaque Water ... end up in Manila Bay," Olivarez said. Meanwhile, Maynilad recently announced the company would invest ...

BSP eyes further enhancements to PHL payments system in 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-28
As funds are channelled more efficiently, expediently and expansively, limitless opportunities that can drive business and industry growth and expand financial inclusion are within reach ...

Study reveals hybrid skills required by emerging jobs in Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-28
The study found that the evolution of business-process outsourcing (BPO) is fueling the rise of hybrid skills. Even if there are concerns on automation taking over routine tasks and affecting the ...

Globe calls for reforms to speed up building of cell sites
Inquirer - 2019-01-28
Globe and rival PLDT Inc. have been on the receiving end of complaints about poor service quality. The telcos said this was partly due to the lack of cell sites and bottlenecks in the permitting ...

Mother gets 16-year prison term for child trafficking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
CEBU CITY -- A 56-year-old mother is facing 16 years in prison for trying to expose her daughter to cyberpornography. Nena (not her real name) pleaded guilty to charges of attempted trafficking ...

Why we queue
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
If it is related to business, it is weeks to months. How long is the line to enter NAIA? How long are the lines for immigration and x-ray checks? I leave it up to the readers to determine what is reasonable. The citizenry may not mind crowded spaces if the ...

After Indonesia, OYO Competes with RedDoorz in the Philippines
Entrepreneur - 2019-01-28
Recently, the company expanded in the Philippines market, and right after it ... Are paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.

End of US shutdown still leaves contract workers hanging
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Federal employees are turning on office lights and computers and reopening national parks and museums for the first time in weeks, but others employed by government ...

BOL plebiscite on February 6 to proceed despite Jolo blasts - Comelec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines - The next referendum for the Bangsamoro Organic law (BOL) ratification will proceed on February 6 despite the recent bombings that destroyed a cathedral and left 20 people ...

LOOK: Duterte visits Jolo blast site
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte visited on Monday afternoon the wrecked Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, the blast site of the terror attack that killed at least ...

Economic team to ask Duterte: Exempt big-ticket infra from election ban
Inquirer - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines - The economic team would ask President Rodrigo Duterte to exempt implementation of big-ticket infrastructure projects from the election ban in order to catch up with the ...

The five tech decisions CEOs need to make in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
Although there is good reason to be generally optimistic about economic and societal prospects for 2019, some business leaders have also confided in me that they see significant challenges ahead. In particular, many industries are being disrupted ...

House OKs on final reading bill lowering age of criminal responsibility to 12
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) to 12 years old has been approved by the House of Representatives on the third and final reading.

Philippine church attack clouds outlook for peace in Mindanao
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-28
MANILA -- The fatal bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines has cast a shadow ... conflict adviser at International Alert, told the Nikkei Asian Review that while the attack was likely ...

Jolo blast 'more reason' for Mindanao to maintain martial law - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28) -- Malacañang on Monday downplayed critics' claims of an "ineffective martial law" in Mindanao. This comes in the wake of the twin bomb blasts that ...

Philippines Church Bombing: ISIS Claims Jolo Attack
International Business Times - 2019-01-28
"The armed forces of the Philippines will rise to the challenge and crush these godless criminals," he said. Gregory Wyatt, the director for business intelligence at PSA Philippines Consultancy said, "Just because the (referendum) has passed does not ...

Duterte reappoints sacked Labor official
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has given another government post to an official he sacked four months ago. Former Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod was ...

Murang Kuryente bill deemed not enough to lower power cost - 2019-01-28
"While we are glad that the problem of costly energy is front and center in the chambers ... with the rise of renewable energy technology. "A study has found that all coal-fired power plants to go online in the Philippines will become stranded assets ...

Canada condemns attack on Jolo cathedral
Global Nation - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Canada expressed strong condemnation against the deadly bombing that hit a Roman Catholic church in Jolo, Sulu, Sunday morning. In a tweet on Monday, Canadian Prime ...

Hontiveros to AFP, PNP: Bring Jolo bombers to justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines - Opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Monday urged the military and the police "to do everything" to bring to justice those responsible for the Jolo bombing. She also ...

Villar: Jolo bombing could be attempt to undermine BOL
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines - The bombing of the Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, on Sunday was "clearly an act of terrorism," Senator Cynthia Villar said Monday. Villar feared that the ...

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