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Nintendo's Switch magic may be wearing off
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-02
(CNN) -- When it was first released, Nintendo's Switch console was so popular that the company struggled to ship enough devices to meet the huge demand. The Japanese gaming giant now has a ...

Facebook and Twitter remove thousands of fake accounts tied to Russia, Venezuela and Iran
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-02
(CNN) -- For anyone hoping that foreign operations are no longer using social media to try to meddle in and influence debate and policy in the U.S. and all over the world, Thursday should be ...

Batocabe widow announces Daraga mayoral bid
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- Citing the proddings of no less than President Duterte, the widow of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe declared yesterday that she is running for mayor of Daraga, Albay. Gertie Batocabe, 50, said Duterte invited her and ...

Warmer-than-normal weather on the way after US polar blast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
CHICAGO - Temperatures could rise by 26.7 degrees Celsius within days in Illinois. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 27-kilometer ice jam could lead to flooding. Across the US Midwest ...

House leader calls Lacson hypocrite for pork insertion claims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
A House deputy minority leader on Friday tried to turn the tables on Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, calling him a "hypocrite" for allegedly throwing a monkey wrench into the bicameral ...

Alejano: Palace virtually surrendered PH claim to Kagitingan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
"Why should we be grateful to those who are stealing our territory?" the former Marine captain said on Friday. "Allowing China to occupy a highly contested reef is in itself act of surrendering.

Roque withdraws from Senate race
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
Calling it "the saddest decision" of his life, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said he was pulling out of the May 2019 senatorial race due to medical reasons. Roque made the ...

Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
CHICAGO -- The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight ...

Factory activity growth continues to slow in January
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-01
Sought for comment, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. economist Michael L. Ricafort said the manufacturing growth slowed down to a four-month low as it reflected the slower growth in exports amid a global economic slowdown and lingering concerns on the US ...

Tim Cook Is Right: Why Differentiating Apple From Other Tech Giants Is Such A Smart Move
Forbes - 2019-02-01
We have grown accustomed to seeing the companies that play such a large and influential part in our lives as a homogenous bunch -- Big Tech, Fangs and the rest. But it is arguable that all that changed this week, when Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple ...

Government to issue rules to address high shipping costs, port traffic
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is set to issue rules governing fees and charges of shipping lines, operators and truckers within the month to address high costs and congestion at ports, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. Several ...

LBC Express to enhance mobile platform
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-01
Regarding the partnership with LBC, Xpress Money COO Sudhesh Giriyan said: "Having been in the business of money transfers for close to two decades now, we keenly understand our customers.

Technology at the helm
Inquirer - 2019-02-01
To say that technology has made an impact on our lives is an understatement. From how we go about our daily personal activities, interact with others, to how we perform tasks at work, technology ...

Feng shui: beyond belief
Inquirer - 2019-02-01
Feng shui is one of the oldest forms of interior design. Literally translating to wind-water, it is about creating harmony between your inner self and the outer world through proper space planning ...

Thriving, evolving scenes of Binondo
Inquirer - 2019-02-01
It was reportedly established by the Spaniards in 1594 as a settlement for the Catholic Chinese, which eventually became the business and financial center in Manila, with one of its streets ...

Amazon Sends Shivers Down U.S. Equity Market, Stock 20% Off 52-Week High
Forbes - 2019-02-01
While the U.S. faces its own big chill, Amazon.com Inc., one of the "Four Horsemen" or FANGs of technology along with Apple, Facebook and Google, may have sent a shiver through equity markets by guiding lower than forecast for the coming quarter, the ...

Forgive and forget: Estate tax under the Tax Amnesty Bill
Inquirer - 2019-02-01
In November 2018, the Senate approved on third and final reading the Tax Amnesty Bill. The Tax Amnesty Bill, which is expected to be signed into law by President Duterte, aims to protect and ...

He had sole access to $190 million worth of customers' crypto. Then he died.
Mashable - 2019-02-01
In the risk-filled world of cryptocurrency, "sorry for your loss" has a very specific meaning. In the case of Canadian crypto-exchange QuadrigaCX, it's become a rather grim double entendre.

Batangas mayoral candidate arrested for harboring criminal
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
LEMERY, Batangas, Philippines -- A candidate for mayor in San Nicolas town was arrested on Thursday for allegedly harboring the second most wanted person in Calabarzon. Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza, Calabarzon police director, said Lester de Sagun ...

18 arrested in drug stings in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 18 persons said to be involved in illegal drugs were apprehended in separate anti-narcotics operations in Metro Manila in the past two days. Thirteen of the suspects, including a mother and daughter, were arrested in ...

Tech startup will use pioneering radar to guard skies at Super Bowl
Upi.com - 2019-02-01
Feb. 1 (UPI) --While the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will fill the Atlanta air with footballs Sunday, security officials have declared a 30-mile no-fly zone for drones around the stadium. To that end, Echodyne, a startup backed by Microsoft ...

2 siblings die in Caloocan fire
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Two children died while their youngest sibling was seriously injured when a fire broke out at their house in Caloocan City before dawn yesterday. Cedric James Baleros, 8, and his sister Cloe Kate, 6, died while being treated at ...

Millions in Japan affected as flu outbreak grips country
Upi.com - 2019-02-01
Feb. 1 (UPI) --The worst flu outbreak on record in Japan has affected millions of people, with many patients hospitalized or in critical condition, according to reports. The total number of flu patients has surpassed 2.2 million across the country, and the ...

Olaratumab for Sarcoma Under Review After Negative Trial
Medscape - 2019-02-01
Olaratumab (Lartruvo, Lilly) for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma is now under review by the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after recently announced results from a ...

This is our best look yet at the 'budget' version of Samsung's Galaxy S10
Business Insider - 2019-02-01
Leaks surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphones are incessant. Supposed press renders of the "budget" version of Samsung's Galaxy S10 -- which many are calling the Galaxy S10"e" -- were obtained by German tech blog WinFuture. If accurate, the ...

MRT, LRT bans bottled drinks as security precaution
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Bottled drinks are now prohibited inside the train stations of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) to ensure the safety of commuters amid the bombings in Mindanao. The measure seeks to prevent the entry of ...

Employment growth more sluggish in third quarter of 2018
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Employment growth in establishments nationwide grew at a slower pace in the third quarter of last year as more separations were seen in the agriculture and industry sectors, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported.

Long persecuted, Tanzanian albinos find acceptance growing slowly
Reuters - 2019-02-01
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing visibility is making the world a bit less dangerous for people with albinism, say victims of violence like Pendo Noni, a shy Tanzanian teenager hunted and attacked for her body parts. A beauty contest ...

WHO issues alert vs fake rabies vaccines
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a "medical product alert" on fake rabies vaccines circulating in the Philippines and asked the public to increase vigilance against these products. Citing a report of the ...

Phoenix firms up LNG partnership with state-owned China oil explorer
philstar.com - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed independent oil firm Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. has firmed up plans to partner with China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC) to pursue its integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. In a disclosure to the ...

UPS said automated facilities will help sort almost 80% of its packages this year
Business Insider - 2019-02-01
UPS said around 70% of its packages are going through automated facilities. That's up from 50% in 2017. This year, UPS aims to have nearly 80% of packages processed in those automated facilities. (You can watch a video of one here.) The shipping giant ...

U.S. appeals court hears challenge to FCC net neutrality repeal
Reuters - 2019-02-01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court was hearing arguments on Friday over whether the Trump administration acted legally when it repealed landmark net neutrality rules governing internet providers in December 2017. The panel, which set aside 2-1 ...

Beijing vows to buy more American goods, sees progress in trade talks
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-01
Some in the US business community remain wary of a quick deal, which they fear could leave some of the knottier issues in the economic relationship unresolved. Myron Brilliant, executive vice ...

ProPak Show goes to the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-01
"ProPak Philippines will support manufacturing ambitions and serve as a springboard to expand business opportunities for the processing and packaging industries, especially in the key sectors of ...

Export assistance
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-01
The Exponet or the Export Assistance Network, a unit under the Export Assistance and Business Matching Division (EABMD), maintains the network of cooperation among all government agencies ...

Duterte 'not feeling well,' skips Tacloban event
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 1) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday canceled a scheduled Barangay Summit on Peace and Order in Tacloban, Leyte as he was "not feeling well.

Francis Tolentino withdraws poll protest vs De Lima
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 1) -- Former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino withdrew his poll protest against opposition Senator Leila de Lima due to his 2019 senatorial ...

RCBC unfazed by possible Bangladesh central bank case
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 1) -- Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is facing a possible suit in a U.S. court over the multimillion-dollar Bangladesh central ...

Teachers on poll duty may not get paid under reenacted budget, Comelec warns
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 1) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) warned that teachers who would serve as election officers for the midterm polls in May may not be paid for ...

BIR increases 2019 revenue target despite missing 2018 goal
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 1) -- Despite failing to reach its 2018 collection goal, the country's tax agency increased its revenue target for this year. The Bureau of Internal ...

Leaving Facebook makes people happier but less informed, study says
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-01
(CNN) -- Leaving Facebook may be good for your emotional well being, but you could be less informed about current events. A new report from researchers at New York University and Stanford ...

DOF forecasts economic slowdown under reenacted budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 1) -- The Department of Finance warns against the government continuing to run under last year's reenacted budget. In an interview with CNN Philippines ...

Trump blames Russia as for US pulling out from arms treaty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said Friday it is freeing itself from the constraints of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia and will begin withdrawing from the pact on Saturday.

As US questions free trade, EU and Japan usher in new deal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
BRUSSELS -- The European Union and Japan have ushered in a landmark trade deal they say will boost business between the two economic powers and sends the message that international pacts still ...

Tax bureau sets P2.3-trillion collection goal in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-01
"The VAT (value-added tax) refund system will work within the 90-day period for settling claims. We will observe closely the provisions of the Ease of Doing Business law aiming more efficient delivery of government services," Mr. Dominguez sai

Bangladesh sues RCBC over cyberheist at New York Fed
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-01
In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Bangladesh Bank accused Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) and dozens of others, including several top executives, of involvement in a "massive" and "intricately planned" multi-year ...

Tolentino withdraws election protest vs De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Senatorial aspirant Francis Tolentino has withdrawn his electoral protest against Senator Leila de Lima before the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET). In a motion filed on Jan ...

Comelec: No honoraria for teachers on poll duty if 2019 budget is reenacted
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-01
MANILA, Philippines -- If the budget is reenacted in 2019, there will be no honoraria for elections workers, including the teachers who will render their services during the May 2019 national ...

Phoenix Petroleum gives go-signal for JV with CNOOC
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-01
The company has also been authorized by its board to invest corporate funds initially at P250 million for the LNG project, which will include the formation and organization of the a company. The capital outlay is subject to shareholder approval during the ...

Peso drops after Wall Street rally
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-01
THE peso declined on Friday as the dollar recovered following the Wall Street rally amid the release of upbeat corporate earnings. The local currency ended the week at P52.21 versus the greenback, down nine centavos from the P52.12-per-dollar finish last ...

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