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25 people arrested in day 1 of election gun ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14 ... In the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) where the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebisicite will be held this month, the PNP conducted ...

No Filipinos hurt in bakery explosion in Paris -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- No Filipinos have been reported hurt in the bakery explosion incident in Paris, France, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. "The Philippine Embassy in Paris ...

The outlook of the Philippine real estate industry in 2019
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
The Philippine real estate industry is forecast to maintain its growth and remain resilient in 2019. This is based on research and data gathered by industry leader JLL which reported an upward ...

Philippines' shoe industry has a new spring in its step
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-14
By the 1950s, the city had earned the nickname "shoe capital of the Philippines" and attracted many buyers, some of whom were exporters. At one time, there were 513 shoemaking workshops registered ...

House honors Ako Bicol Rep. Batocabe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives on Monday held a requiem Mass and necrological service in honor of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe who was assassinated in Daraga, Albay, last ...

The pros and cons of telecommuting or the work-from-home arrangement in the Philippines
InterAksyon - 2019-01-14
Researchers inferred that informal flexibility helps establish a close business relationship between a worker and the supervisor or manager. Meanwhile, employees working with formal schemes tend to slack off due to the lack of supervision. "Since the ...

Palace on passport mess: Do not pass requirements burden to applicants
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- The Palace on Monday said those who will renew their Philippine passports should not be saddled by the submission of requirements after the personal ...

Pagasa: Cloudy skies, scattered rain over parts of Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms could be experienced over the Soccsksargen and Davao Regions on Monday, the weather bureau said. This will be due ...

Right of way problems plague road projects in Batangas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
SAN PASCUAL, Batangas -- A single-story house stands in the middle of a newly built concrete road at Barangay Bayanan in this town, an oddity that speaks volumes about planning for an ...

No Filipinos hurt in Paris gas leak explosion -DFA
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 13) -- No Filipinos were hurt in a gas leak explosion in Paris on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement Sunday, the DFA ...

Minimal risk seen from Hanjin crisis
Inquirer - 2019-01-13
The central bank explained that, with its robust capitalization, the Philippine banking system was well-positioned to manage the loan exposure, which represented 0.24 percent of total loans of the ...

Market tries to swim around Hanjin-caused iceberg
Inquirer - 2019-01-13
"Having said that, the market may take the Hanjin default to take profit or sell banks and their parent firms (conglomerates Ayala Corp., SM Investments and GT Capital). Profit-taking actions on ...

MRT 3 private owner must pay P1.7B in tax liabilities
Inquirer - 2019-01-13
The tax liabilities arose from underreported income uncovered by the Bureau of Internal Revenue in an audit of the books of MRT Corp., the consortium that financed the construction of the railway ...

Thousands join interfaith rally for clean elections
philstar.com - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- An estimated 6,000 people yesterday joined an interfaith rally and covenant signing in Quezon City for clean, peaceful, orderly and credible midterm elections in May. Administration and opposition candidates attended the event ...

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
The New York Times - 2019-01-13
BULGER, Pa. -- About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement, eating and rumination patterns. They are milked not by humans but by robotic ...

The 5 Early Stage Scottish Startups You Need To Know About
Forbes - 2019-01-13
When we first raised money for Mallzee back in 2014 the Scottish tech scene was still emerging and the number of true product driven tech companies was limited, there was a thriving agency scene but very few pure tech startups to learn from and collaborate ...

This Week in XR: My Most Embarrassing CES 2019 Moment
Forbes - 2019-01-13
Without further delay, I give you: Fortunately, the kind people at Vive have a sense of humor! I came back from Vegas with a wicked cold. To my CES Survival Guide, I will add "hand sanitizer." Because it was CES week there were only a couple of non-CES ...

Why Silicon Valley needs more visas
TechCrunch - 2019-01-13
Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I hear protesters shout, "Immigrants are welcome here!" at the San Francisco immigration ...

Palace concedes poverty still high
philstar.com - 2019-01-13
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- Malacañang has admitted that much still needs to be done to address poverty despite the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing a drop in the number of Filipino families that consider themselves poor. "Even as we ...

Condiments feeding steady rise in PHL cardiovascular cases
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo (right), director IV for Calabarzon of the Department of Health, receives a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Alberto Atilano after speaking at the PhilPen Summit on ...

Entire Daanbantayan police force sacked
philstar.com - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Citing "dismal" performance in the campaign against illegal drugs, the entire police force of Daanbantayan town in Cebu was relieved yesterday. Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas, Central Visayas police director, said 22 police ...

The role of businesses in educating our kids
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
For example, they can increase the quality and the number of apprenticeships and mentorships that they offer, and provide training in those skills and areas that their business actually needs.

Customs starts TRAIN, sin tax implementation
philstar.com - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has directed its district collectors and officers to strictly implement the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law and Sin Tax Law in its electronic-to-mobile (E2M) system to ensure better ...

DENR, 12 agencies to craft Manila Bay rehab plan
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
The DENR chief also gave concerned business establishments three months to put up their own STPs. To jump-start the rehabilitation, the DENR will start the cleanup of esteros by tracing the ...

PSE to develop derivative products with Singapore counterpart bourse
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
THE Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) said it made a deal with the Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX) to develop listed derivative products that offer international investors greater variety in ...

Everything You Need to Know About 10 Popular at-Home Workout Programs
YAHOO! - 2019-01-13
At-home workouts are a great way to fit exercise into your life, no gym travel time required. But while squeezing in the occasional workout in your living room is great, if you want to stick with a consistent routine, having an actual program to follow can ...

PBEd calls for overhaul of teacher-education program
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
Concerned agencies must act with a sense of urgency, Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) said. Citing data from the Professional Regulation Commission, the private sector-led advocacy group ...

Peso to rise further on dovish Fed
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-13
The peso may climb this week as the dollar remains weak. THE PESO may strengthen further this week as the dollar will likely remain weak due to recent dovish signals from the US Federal Reserve. The local currency sustained its rally on Friday, closing the ...

Trump and Bolsonaro vs Xi and Duterte
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-13
When Donald Trump became US President, the US has among the highest corporate income tax (CIT) in the industrialized world at 35% plus other federal and state business taxes. So among his first major projects was to cut it to 21% and move the US away from ...

Russia's New Plan to Sink U.S. Navy Submarines
YAHOO! - 2019-01-13
Russia's New Plan to Sink U.S. Navy Submarines Russia is working on a new trick to track American submarines: sonar-equipped robots. But turnabout is fair play: the United States has already developed a robotic yacht-sized surface craft designed to stalk ...

Tech-based compliance in emerging markets
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-13
Given the importance of emerging markets in driving the global economy, it is worthwhile for companies and regulators in these areas to work together to implement effective practices, consultative policies and integrity-based corporate cultures that are ...

All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in 'anger room'
Reuters - 2019-01-13
BEIJING (Reuters) - It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin. All three paid 158 ...

Daily vitamin D could be a lifesaver for some COPD patients
Upi.com - 2019-01-13
Deadly lung attacks may be averted in some COPD patients with a daily dose of vitamin D, new research suggests. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, includes a number of lung conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Nearly all ...

Mom-to-be's flu can harm her unborn baby
Upi.com - 2019-01-13
Pregnant women who get a flu shot protect not only themselves, but also their developing baby, health officials report. When a mom-to-be gets the flu, she can be so sick she needs to be admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit. And new research finds ...

Allianz PNB Life launches international health plan
Sun Star - 2019-01-13
ALLIANZ PNB Life, one of the major life insurers in the Philippines, launched its international health products last Friday, January 11, at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. Their latest products: Allianz Well and Allianz Compass, aim to address ...

U.N. experts urge Pakistan not to execute mentally ill prisoner
Rappler - 2019-01-13
"During his trial, no evidence or witnesses were called in his defense and no questions were asked regarding his mental health, although he was later diagnosed with a mental health condition and has been receiving treatment for the past 10 years," they said.

Microsoft President Brad Smith says these are the 10 biggest challenges facing tech in 2019
Business Insider - 2019-01-13
The tech industry is still reeling from a tumultuous 2018, as growing privacy concerns, cyber security threats and online disinformation campaigns have caused many people to reassess their relationship with technology. Things are only going to get more ...

DOH tips to protect yourself against flu, pneumonia
Rappler - 2019-01-13
The Department of Health (DOH) often reminds Filipinos of several health tips to prevent illness during these periods. Among the top "cold weather diseases," most common in the Philippines are those that affect the respiratory tract such as influenza and ...

Get Fit -- Faster: This 22-Minute Workout Has You Covered
NPR - 2019-01-13
Hard to fit exercise into your day? Then, maybe this workout is for you. It covers everything you need -- from cardio to strength-training to stretching. "You can get a fantastic work out in 22 minutes," says Tim Church. He's a physician and researcher ...

Passport data loss: Locsin sees smear drive against him, vows to ID culprits
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. vowed on Sunday to unmask the people who were responsible for the recent passport data breach. "Those behind the passport mess ...

How much time Asians spend helping their child with education?
Global Nation - 2019-01-13
NEW DELHI -- Indian parents spend far more time helping their child with their education compared to other countries of the world. According to the report published by Varkey Foundation, parents ...

Telcos need to step up in line with Telecommuting Act -- DICT
philstar.com - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has urged telecommunication companies to "level up their game" in providing reliable internet connection for workers following the passage of the Telecommuting Act.

LG's rollable TV is here and whoa, 2019 might be a crazy year for tech
Mashable - 2019-01-13
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 ...

Election 2019 kicks off in Ormoc with checkpoints, covenant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-13
ORMOC CITY, Philippines - Election 2019 formally starts today with the conduct of simultaneous activities all over the country. At 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, City Comelec Registrar ...

Remittances to climb steady this year -- ING
philstar.com - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Dutch financial giant ING Bank said inflows from Filipinos living and working abroad continued to outpace the growth target set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In its latest Asia economic calendar, ING Bank said ...

PCC pushes for pro-competitive pricing in chicken
philstar.com - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Competition Commission ... Last October, the DA and Department of Trade and Industry agreed to set a moving SRP for chicken to be updated every three days, and put a cap on the difference between the farm gate ...

1,400 tons of trash to be shipped back to South Korea
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-13
Tagaloan, Misamis Oriental (CNN Philippines, January 13) -- Around 1,400 tons of trash, housed in 51 containers were loaded and ready to be shipped back to South Korea from Mindanao on Sunday.

Duterte sacks Bacolod police chief, 4 other policemen
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 13) -- The President has fired Bacolod City Chief of Police S/Supt. Francis Ebreo and four other police officers for alleged involvement in illegal drugs.

Tañada hits absence of admin bets at covenant signing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial aspirant Erin Tañada expressed dismay when no administration candidate or ranking official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) went to the peace covenant ...

Lower self-rated poverty elates Malacañang
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang on ... as articulated by Secretary Ernesto Pernia of NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority), "sustain high economic growth that creates many ...

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