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Virginia Woman Dies From Rabies After Being Bitten by a Puppy on a Yoga Retreat in India
YAHOO! - 2019-01-05
A Virginia woman has tragically died from rabies after being bitten by a puppy on a yoga retreat. The unidentified 65-year-old woman began experiencing pain in her right arm while gardening on May 3, 2017, more than a month after returning home from her ...

3 slain in Ecija drug bust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
STO. DOMINGO, Nueva Ecija - Three men from Cabanatuan City were killed in a Friday morning (Jan. 4) clash with policemen during a drug bust. Eleazar Flores, one the fatalities, was the main ...

UPS Philippines, AIR21 bring storybooks closer to Filipino youth
Inquirer.net - 2019-01-05
UPS Philippines ... the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) for the program "Sa Pagbasa, May Pag-asa" (Hope in Reading), a storybook donation campaign for public school students.

Ecija village councilor held for murder of colleague at a funeral
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija -- A 31-year-old village councilor was arrested on Friday night (Jan. 4) for allegedly masterminding the murder of a colleague at the public cemetery earlier that day.

DOT steps up marketing efforts amid travel advisories vs PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-05
"We will also be organizing a number of familiarization tours for foreign travel agents and media partners for them to see first hand that it is business as usual in the Philippines," she stresse

Two more suspects in Batocabe killing surrender to police
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Two more suspects behind the murder of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe have surrendered to police on Saturday morning, Philippine National Police Spokesman Chief Supt.

Another suspect in Batocabe slay surrenders
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- Another suspect in the killing of AKO BICOL Party-list Representative Rolando Batocabe surrendered to Albay police Saturday. Rolando Arimado was ...

Duterte, Sison not closing doors to peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- Despite the exchange of harsh words, President Rodrigo Duterte and communist leader Jose Maria Sison are not closing their doors to talking peace.

Floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand -- Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand Saturday, as relieved tourists ...

MMDA to deploy 850 personnel for Traslacion 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be deploying 850 of its personnel to help police keep the 2019 Traslacion of the Black Nazarene peaceful and orderly.

Comelec, environment group to politicians: Don't use Traslacion for premature campaigning
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and environment group EcoWaste Coalition jointly urged politicians to refrain from using the Feast of the Black ...

Woman, who claimed signature drive vs power firm was forged, slain in Iloilo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
ILOILO CITY--A woman, who had claimed that the signature campaign against a power company was forged, was shot dead on Friday. Mercedes "Ging-ging" Nava, 65, was driving a Mitsubishi Strada ...

Cotabato city gov't offers ?500,000 reward for suspects in mall blast
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- The government of Cotabato City will give a P500,000 reward to anyone who will give leads on the suspect behind the December 31 mall blast, which left ...

A neuroscientist's tips for a new year tuneup for your brain
Rappler - 2019-01-05
An ongoing National Institutes of Health study suggests that two hours ... Perhaps this is why retired US 4-star admiral William McRaven emphasized simple life strategies in his 2014 University of Texas commencement speech, declaring that "if you want ...

DOH to pharmacies: Exempt maintenance meds from VAT
philstar.com - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) has warned pharmacies and drug stores to strictly implement the exemption of medicine for diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension from value-added tax (VAT) or face the consequences. Health ...

Former Credit Suisse bankers charged in $2 billion loan fraud
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
(CNN) -- Three former Credit Suisse bankers have been charged by the United States over their role in a fraudulent loan scheme that prosecutors allege included at least $200 million in bribes and ...

China gives its slowing economy a new shot in the arm
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
(CNN) -- China is taking new steps to encourage bank lending and stimulate the country's flagging economy. The People's Bank of China is slashing the amount of money that banks are required to ...

'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' actor Will Poulter taking 'step back' from Twitter
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
The English actor hinted that some of the reaction he's been the recipient of since the choose-your-own-adventure film hit Netflix has taken a toll on his mental health, leading to his decision to ...

Central bank governor on medical leave
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 4) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor is on medical leave. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla will be on leave from January 4 to 21 to avail of ...

Duterte to poll bets: Don't terrorize voters, I can campaign for you
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to campaign for candidates at risk of losing the 2019 midterm elections to stop them from resorting to ...

Pernia: Economy grew lower than 6.7 percent in 2018
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
In an interview with CNN Philippines Business Roundup, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno gave their outlook for upcoming growth data.

PH e-commerce industry sees more growth in 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-05
He added that there's something about the power of unleashing the digital Filipino into the global economy that is quite exciting and that any type of business that emerges online, whether it be e ...

Supreme court bids farewell to retiring justice Tijam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-04
... Arts degree in philosophy and political science from San Beda College in 1967. He took up law at the same school, graduated salutatorian in 1971, and passed the bar examination the same year.

House opposition asks SC to void Mindanao martial law extension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-04
Seven opposition lawmakers on Friday asked the Supreme Court to void and declare as unconstitutional the third extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas ...

Inflation downtrend continues in December
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
Inflation averaged 5.2 percent in 2018, its quickest pace since the global financial crisis a decade ago, as domestic consumer prices rose faster than expected last year due to food supply ...

Exec defends selection process for 3rd telco
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
The head of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) defended the selection of a new major telco player as legal cases mount. Eliseo Rio Jr., acting secretary of the DICT ...

Philippine rebels on cusp of Muslim autonomy dream
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-04
DARAPANAN, Philippines -- Forty-nine years ago ... but never have we been in formal governance," Murad told the Nikkei Asian Review at his rebel group's largest camp. Murad leads the Moro Islamic ...

Honda advances wind-to-wheel initiative with electric scooter
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
Automotive giant Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is introducing an electric scooter that uses a portable battery charging system pilot tested in Romblon, which stores electricity generated from wind energy.

AboitizPower putting up more solar rooftops
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Aboitiz Power Corp. is in talks with at least eight customers for its recently formed subsidiary for solar rooftop development. In a company report, AboitizPower said its unit Aboitiz Power Distributed Renewables Inc. (APX ...

Heading East for 2019
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
The start of the year is always about new beginnings and a fresh start. It allows you to reflect on what has passed, and enables you to set new priorities and goals for your future. And what ...

Bureau of Immigration warns Tony Labrusca after making a scene at NAIA
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday warned Filipino-American actor Tony Labrusca that there are limits to privileges accorded to balikbayans or returning Filipinos. The BI made the statement after Labrusca reportedly made a ...

BIR moves vs counterfeit TIN cards
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
To address the "rampant" sale of counterfeit tax identification number (TIN) cards, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will introduce a new design that is more difficult to fake. "It has ...

Clark airport conglomerate allots P6 billion for new terminal
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The North Luzon Airport Consortium (NLAC), the winning bidder for the Clark International Airport O&M contract, has committed to pour in P6 billion to fit out a new terminal at the existing gateway. Consortium members JG Summit ...

Tropical Depression Usman damage placed at P1.5 billion
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Destruction left by Tropical Depression Usman to infrastructure and crops in the Mindoro-Marinduque-Romblon-Palawan (Mimaropa ... in the capital city of Calapan and in the agricultural towns of Boco, Naujan, Socorro, Pola ...

New Apple voice phishing scam looks just like a real support call
TechCrunch - 2019-01-04
A new voice phishing scam is going after iPhone users with in a clever new way: by making calls seem like they are coming directly from Apple Support. Brian Krebs reported today that a user, Jody ...

Clark airport conglomerate allots P6 B for new terminal
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The North Luzon Airport Consortium (NLAC), the winning bidder for the Clark International Airport O&M contract, has committed to pour in P6 billion to fit out a new terminal at the existing gateway. Consortium members JG Summit ...

The biggest healthcare investor conference starts on Monday -- here are the top 5 areas we're keeping an eye on
Business Insider - 2019-01-04
Starting Monday, thousands of pharmaceutical industry executives, investors, bankers, and analysts will swarm into San Francisco for the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Now in its 37th year, the conference has ballooned from a small event with 150 ...

Department of Agriculture chief fires NAIA quarantine team
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol relieved yesterday the entire quarantine team at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for failure to implement protocols to prevent the entry of pork products from countries affected by ...

166 private traders apply for out-quota shipments
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- As the Philippines moves toward the unlimited importation of rice, 166 firms have applied to bring in one million metric tons of the commodity under the out-quota scheme, based on the updated list released by the National Food ...

Court battle, trade war and 5G spell tough 2019 for Apple in China
Business Insider - 2019-01-04
SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's chief executive Tim Cook has his work cut out in China this year: the iPhone maker faces the looming threat of a court-ordered sales ban, the uncertain outcome of trade war talks and the roll-out of a new 5G ...

Netflix is begging people to stop doing the 'Bird Box' challenge
Mashable - 2019-01-04
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 ...

Channel blackouts have exploded over the last decade -- and it's another concerning trend for the pay-TV industry
Business Insider - 2019-01-04
For pay-TV subscribers, service blackouts are the new norm. In front of the NFL playoffs this weekend, about 6 million Charter Spectrum customers have lost Tribune Media broadcasting stations. If the blackout isn't resolved, Spectrum customers in certain ...

Los Angeles just released an app that can predict earthquakes up to 90 seconds in advance, and it could one day save countless lives
Business Insider - 2019-01-04
At any moment, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake could ripple through California, toppling its infrastructure, cutting off power, collapsing buildings, and taking lives. Scientists refer to the quake as "The Big One," and they say it's inevitable, though no one ...

The drugmaker famous for Viagra has a new strategy for fighting cancer that could generate $5 billion a year. We got a look inside.
Business Insider - 2019-01-04
Sitting in his spacious, wood-accented midtown office, Pfizer oncology chief Andy Schmeltz gestures to a diagram that charts out the drug giant's agenda for the next several years. It shows the pharmaceutical company's ambitious "15 in 5" plan, laying out ...

You could soon use digital currency to bet on Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos
Business Insider - 2019-01-04
Fanboys of both crypto and Elon Musk can rejoice. The two worlds might soon collide. Estonia-based DX.Exchange, a digital currency trading venue launching January 7, hopes to soon begin offering digital tokens tied directly to Tesla stock, among other ...

Parts of the ocean are still cooling, study suggests
Upi.com - 2019-01-04
Jan. 4 (UPI) --Most of the world's oceans are responding to global warming, but new research suggests there are still pockets of the deep ocean where ancient cooling processes continue to play out. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and ...

Counting down the new year and the most distant flyby in the Solar System
The Verge - 2019-01-04
It was 30 minutes after midnight on January 1st, 2019. We had just rung in the New Year, but we were about to do another countdown -- the one we had all been waiting for. I was packed in tight among a massive crowd of engineers, scientists, and general ...

Marriott says less than 383 million guests impacted by breach, not 500 million
ZDNet - 2019-01-04
International hotel chain Marriott has released an update today to its November 2018 data breach incident, revealing that far fewer hotel guests have been affected than previously thought. "Marriott has identified approximately 383 million records as the ...

Cebu Pacific urges removal of taxes paid by passengers
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Budget carrier Cebu Pacific is urging the government to regulate and remove some of the taxes being paid by air passengers. Cebu Pacific vice-president for commercial planning Alexander Lao said the cost of travelling to the ...

From the Front Page: New year stock market forecasts
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-04
Experts point to dwindling remittances from FIlipino workers abroad and heightened inflation as the reasons behind slow factory business expansion. Overall, however, business optimism in the local manufacturing sector is high, thanks to solid growth in new ...

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