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Hike in tobacco tax certified as urgent
Inquirer - 2019-01-08
President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to certify as urgent a bill that would increase the excise on tobacco and alcohol products. The President approved the recommendation of the Department of ...

PH starts 2019 with $1.5-B borrowing
Inquirer - 2019-01-08
In what has become an international financial market habit early in the new year, the Philippine government on Wednesday successfully borrowed $1.5 billion from foreign creditors by issuing a new ...

Tagle: Love, faithful service, and oneness with God are marks of a true devotee
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 9) -- The Archbishop of Manila began the day of the Traslacion with a reminder of what he said were the marks of a true devotee to the Nazarene ...

Muse unveils a sleep meditation headband
TechCrunch - 2019-01-08
Muse, the maker of a meditation headband, today unveiled its latest product at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The sleep meditation headband, dubbed the Softband, is designed to help ...

'Bye Bye Twitter Und Facebook': German Green Party Chief Quits Social Media
NPR - 2019-01-08
The co-chairman of Germany's Green party says he is quitting Twitter and Facebook after a cyberattack exposed his personal communications and because he committed several gaffes via tweet. "Twitter rubs off on me," Robert Habeck writes, announcing his ...

An Amazon auto exec explains why Silicon Valley won't destroy traditional automakers
Business Insider - 2019-01-08
Ned Curic, Amazon's vice president of Alexa automotive, moved from Toyota to Amazon in 2017 to head Amazon's effort to integrate Alexa into cars. His move could have been seen as evidence that, as some transportation industry experts and observers have ...

MORGAN STANLEY: Amazon may have up to 100 planes by 2025 -- and that would slash profits at UPS and FedEx
Business Insider - 2019-01-08
Two days before Christmas, Amazon announced it would add 10 planes to its air fleet. And a closer look at Amazon's leasing agreements with Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, two aircraft leasing companies, suggests many more ...

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries
YAHOO! - 2019-01-08
GENEVA (Reuters) - The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product, a study published by the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Tamsulosin for Postoperative Urinary Retention
Medscape - 2019-01-08
Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) refers to the inability to pass any urine despite a full bladder after surgery. It is a common complaint, occurring in up to 70% of surgical patients depending on the type of surgery. Individuals undergoing perineal ...

Larry Ellison's stake in Tesla is worth about $1 billion
Business Insider - 2019-01-08
On Monday, Tesla and Larry Ellison officially reported and confirmed Ellison's precise stake in the company via an SEC filing: 3 million shares. When Tesla announced last week that it had landed Larry Ellison as one of two new board members, the company ...

Meet Walker, the smart companion of the future
Mashable - 2019-01-08
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 ...

Complex life emerged on land much earlier than previously thought
Upi.com - 2019-01-08
Jan. 8 (UPI) --New analysis of ancient fossils suggests complex, multicellular life emerged on land much earlier than previously thought. The fossil imprints are sandwiched between thin layers of ancient sediment, South Australian sandstone deposits dating ...

Suspected NPA rebels torch heavy equipment in Sultan Kudarat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- Suspected communist rebels torched heavy equipment being used for road construction in the upland village of Hinalaan in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, a belated police ...

Electronic-trading veteran Chris Concannon has a new role disrupting a market going through a 'once in a lifetime' evolution
Business Insider - 2019-01-08
Chris Concannon loves a good challenge. The former president and chief operating officer of Cboe Global Markets will soon get it, as he aims to help disrupt a market with little transparency where most trades are still conducted over the telephone.

DOH advises public to be vigilant of their health during Traslacion
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Dec. 9 -- The Department of Health (DOH) today, as part of its preparations for the annual Traslacion, advised devotees joining the traditional procession to be mindful of their health by bringing enough drinking water to avoid dehydration and ...

Huawei suing U.S. firm for discriminatory patent policy
Upi.com - 2019-01-08
Jan. 8 (UPI) --Chinese state media confirmed Tuesday telecom equipment maker Huawei is filing a lawsuit against U.S. tech firm InterDigital, citing discrimination in patent licensing. Beijing Youth Daily reported Tuesday the Wilmington, Del.-based company ...

CES 2019: Verizon Wireless to begin selling BlackBerry phones to business customers
ZDNet - 2019-01-08
Verizon Wireless business customers will soon gain the option to purchase a BlackBerry Key2 LE directly from the carrier. The announcement was made just as the first day of CES 2019 gets underway. According to a press release, Verizon Enterprise and Small ...

Traslacion 2019: Procession to begin today
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The religious tradition of the Traslacion is set to begin at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. The image of the Black Nazarene will be moved from the Quirino ...

Money supply picks up in November even as loan growth eases
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
MORE MONEY circulated in the economy in November last year, even as loan growth continued to ease in the wake of a fifth increase in benchmark interest rates by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) that month. Domestic liquidity or M3 -- the broadest ...

Another recall involving blood pressure drugs announced
Upi.com - 2019-01-08
Jan. 8 (UPI) --Drug maker Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited said that it is expanding its recall of Losartan potassium tablets because of the detection of trace amounts of N-nitrosodiethylamine, or NDEA, above the acceptable daily intake levels released ...

Hanjin Subic shipyard seeks court relief from creditors
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
And with the positive business momentum of HHIC Phil and Eastern Pacific shipping, the latter have ordered two more tanker vessels that is set to start its construction on the second quarter of ...

A Decidedly Darker Prognosis for Takotsubo Syndrome
Medscape - 2019-01-08
Takotsubo syndrome (TS) has been considered a transient benign disorder, but mounting evidence of a darker long-term prognosis is reshaping that belief. A systematic review of 54 studies involving 4679 patients showed relatively high rates of life ...

Aspen Hotel needs accommodations in Slex, QC and BGC
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
THERE is a need for more upscale accommodations to meet the demands for tourists and business travelers in the Metro Manila area, according to a hotel official. Roberto Alvarez Jr., president of ...

PAL eyes deal with strategic investor within Q1
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
PHILIPPINE Airlines, Inc. (PAL) looks to complete a deal with a strategic investor within the first half of the year, which could help boost its operations as the flag carrier adds new routes to both Asian and North American destinations. PAL President and ...

Group pushes measles vaccination to curb rising deaths of children
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
Save the Children Philippines called on parents and health workers on Tuesday to intensify measles vaccination due to the steady rise of deaths among children caused by complications from the ...

Where is art headed in 2019?
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
I believe that Philippine Art will progress in the years to come." -- Silvana Diaz, art enthusiast, collector, and gallery owner "[Tanghalang Pilipino] will forever be committed to doing Theater, in the form of productions and training programs ...

Trading Post helps Caraga MSMEs tap bigger markets
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
The couple had to hurdle the changing mindset of their business suppliers who were either start-ups or who have been doing their businesses traditionally for years. "Trying to let them see that ...

DA eyes new measures to balance Philippines-Indonesia agri trade
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
Bilateral talks between Jakarta and Manila last month ended in a stalemate with the Indonesian market remaining closed to Philippine farm goods, including horticulture and tobacco products ...

RCBC to raise funds from MTN program drawdown
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
RIZAL COMMERCIAL BANKING CORP. is tapping its medium-term note program. RIZAL COMMERCIAL Banking Corp. (RCBC) is set to raise fresh capital through a drawdown from its $2-billion medium-term note (MTN) program In a disclosure to the local bourse on Tuesday ...

Domestic liquidity grew 8.4% in November
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
A logo of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) is seen at their main building in Manila CASH supply growth in the country remained steady in November last year ...

Save the Children PH pushes vaccination vs measles to prevent rising deaths of children
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-08
MAKATI CITY, Jan. 8 -- Save the Children Philippines called on parents and health workers to intensify measles vaccination due to the steady rise of deaths among children caused by complications from the preventable disease. Lawyer Albert Muyot ...

U.S. top court's Ginsburg misses oral arguments again
YAHOO! - 2019-01-08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's first absence from the bench extended into a second day on Tuesday as the 85-year-old jurist continued her recovery from lung cancer surgery at home. Although Ginsburg did not attend ...

Study: Older Americans with hearing aids have trouble accessing services
Upi.com - 2019-01-08
Jan. 8 (UPI) --Many older Americans who are poor continue to struggle with finding access to hearing care services, a new study says. Last year, 71 percent of low-income people who use hearing aids did not receive hearing care services, according to a new ...

Winter storm blasts Europe; 12 dead amid heavy snow, gusts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
BERLIN -- Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight delays and cancellations and ...

UK rules out Brexit extension as May seeks EU help on deal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
BRUSSELS -- The British government on Tuesday ruled out seeking an extension to the two-year period taking the country out of the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May continued to seek ...

DOH cautions against health risks during Traslacion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) urged devotees of the Black Nazarene to be "mindful" of their health during the Traslacion procession. "We appeal to devotees joining ...

Duterte: Cops, soldiers involved in kidnapping, high-profile killings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines - Some members of the police and the military are involved in high-profile killings, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, following the spate of violent attacks against ...

15 new barangays entitled to share of IRA
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
IRAs are automatically appropriated every year, and most LGUs -- especially those outside Metro Manila -- rely largely on these funds to finance their projects as they struggle to finance their operations through real property tax and business tax.

Palace approves urgent certification for P60 tobacco tax
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved a proposal of the Department of Health (DoH) and the Department of Finance (DoF) to impose a P60 tax per pack of tobacco and P40 per liter of alcohol. "The recommendation of the Department ...

Startup disruptive technological solutions to be featured at 3rd Future Cities Show
Inquirer - 2019-01-08
Future Cities Show will feature disruptive innovations as it holds its third edition on April 8-10, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Under the theme "Propelling Globalization through ...

DA tells chicken growers to raise farmgate prices to avoid losses
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said poultry growers should increase farmgate prices of chicken by P10 weekly from the current P38 per kilo to prevent them from exiting the industry. "I left them with the appeal that once and for all, they ...

Duterte orders Manila Bay cleanup, crackdown on errant hotels
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The government would start cleaning the heavily polluted Manila Bay, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, as he ordered hotel owners in the area to install water ...

Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills 1 crew member
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
HONG KONG -- An explosion on an oil tanker in Hong Kong on Tuesday killed one crew member and left two others missing at sea, fire officials said. The Vietnam-registered tanker burst into flames ...

Almost 5,000 pass November 2018 civil service exam in NCR, Rizal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Almost 5,000 examinees passed the November 2018 Career Service Examination for the Professional and Subprofessional levels in National Capital Region (NCR) and Rizal, the ...

Philippines raises $1.5-B from global bond sale
philstar.com - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines raised $1.5 billion of debt from the sale of 10-year global bonds, the Bureau of the Treasury reported Tuesday, marking the first such issue from an emerging market this year. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said ...

Cybersecurity: The year in review, the year ahead
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
Now, all the prerequisites exist for the emergence of a new center for financial threats in Asia ... For example, to bypass anti-fraud systems, they copy all computer and browser system settings. On the other hand, this cybercriminal behavior will mean ...

Ironic twist of events
philstar.com - 2019-01-08
These include the Bureau of Immigration (BI); the Bureau of Customs; the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); the Department of Tourism (DOT); the Department of Health; the Department of Labor and Employment; and even the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Population and development
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-08
and reverting its attachment to the National Economic and Development Authority from the Department of Health. The CPD is mandated to formulate and adopt coherent, integrated and comprehensive long-term plans, programs and recommendations on population and ...

Japan bank to let users open accounts via ATMs
Inquirer - 2019-01-08
TOKYO -- Seven Bank Ltd. will allow customers to open accounts through ATMs at convenience stores and other places as early as autumn 2019, it has been learned. The bank will equip ATMs with new ...

Duterte to certify as urgent hike on excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will certify as urgent measures increasing excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products, Malacañang said Tuesday.

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