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AgriNurture to sell P500M worth of shares to China-based businessmen
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-03
AGRINURTURE, Inc. (ANI) on Wednesday said it plans to sell over 27 million primary shares worth P500.60 million to two businessmen engaged in construction and real estate in China. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, the listed agri-trading company said ...

DOH to drugstores: Give discount on diabetes, hypertension meds
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-03
MANILA, Jan. 3 -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday called on drugstores and pharmaceutical companies to sell diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension medications at a discounted price. This, after the Department of Finance announced that ...

House panel probes 'questionable practices' of Budget Department
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 3) -- A House panel has invited the alleged favored contractor of the Budget Department to attend the probe on how a sole proprietor bagged dozens of ...

E-Game to sell stake in Netopia operator
Inquirer - 2019-01-02
With the proliferation of tablets, affordable smartphones and free Wi-Fi, the internet cafe business is no longer viable these days. Thus, publicly listed IP E-Game Ventures Inc. (EG), an ...

PAL readies Manila-New Delhi flights
Inquirer - 2019-01-02
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is facing better market conditions with the relaunch of flights between Manila and New Delhi in March 2019, an aviation think tank said. CAPA-Center for ...

South Korea told to get trash out of Philippines by next week
Global Nation - 2019-01-02
A Bureau of Customs (BOC) official said on Wednesday that he had told South Korean authorities to send 6,500 tons of garbage that were illegally shipped to the Philippines back to their country by ...

Manufacturing growth slows in December 2018
philstar.com - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Manufacturing activities slowed in December as firms cut down on output and new orders, the latest reading of the Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed. The headline manufacturing PMI for the ...

Inflation seen easing to 5.5% in December 2018
philstar.com - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation may fall below six percent at 5.5 percent in December amid easing food and oil prices, according to Dutch financial giant ING Bank. Nicholas Mapa, senior economist at ING Bank Manila, said inflation index heavyweights food ...

The CEO of China's dominant internet search company gave employees an alarming new year message: 'winter is coming'
Business Insider - 2019-01-02
"Winter is coming" according to the chief exec of China's largest search engine, Baidu. CEO Robin Li Yanhong delivered the warning to Baidu employees in a first-of-the-year letter on Tuesday, as reported by The South China Morning Post. The warning comes ...

A Tree of Hope grows at the Marco Polo Plaza
philstar.com - 2019-01-02
"We called it the Tree of Hope," related Lara, "because it gives hope to many people. Those cards carry the names of donors and their wishes (for good health, etc.). You donate P200 and you attach your card to a ball and hang it on the tree.

Report: Mary Meeker targets $1.25B for debut fund, called Bond
TechCrunch - 2019-01-02
In what is clearly a missed opportunity to name her venture capital fund Money Meeker, famed venture capitalist and author of the annual Internet Trends Report Mary Meeker has informed limited ...

PNP: Positive development in Rodel Batocabe slay probe
philstar.com - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Probers have gathered information from witnesses in the murder of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Botocabe, police said yesterday. Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Superintendent Benigno Durana Jr. said there is a ...

Variable Diplopia and Upper Eyelid Ptosis in a 74-Year-Old Man
Medscape - 2019-01-02
A 74-year-old man presents with a 2-month history of painless diplopia. The patient reports that while the diplopia is improved in the morning, it becomes progressively worse throughout the day. The patient also notes ptosis of the left upper eyelid, which ...

Seniors with heart failure not harmed by moderate alcohol use
Reuters - 2019-01-02
(Reuters Health) - Older people with heart failure may be able to continue drinking moderately without harming their health, a new study suggests. In fact, heart failure patients who consume up to seven drinks a week may actually live longer than those who ...

General Electric enters the new year with a monster rally
Business Insider - 2019-01-02
General Electric rallied as much as 8% to $8.18 a share Wednesday as it looks to put a tough 2018 in the rear-view mirror. If Wednesday's gain held up for the entire year, it would be the best annual performance for shares since 2015, when they gained more ...

MMDA to motorists: 'Brace for traffic jams'
philstar.com - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday warned motorists of monstrous traffic jams as travelers are expected to return to the metropolis today after the long holiday break. Bong Nebrija, MMDA traffic head for ...

Work Hard, Help Others, Honor Family: 3 Lessons These Triplets Learned for Life
The New York Times - 2019-01-02
Margaret and Lovell Lee raised their family with a few simple guidelines: Work hard for your education and your employer. Eat dinner together. And help others who need assistance. So when their son, Lovell Lee Jr., changed colleges to major in adolescent ...

2018: A Year Of Historic Exchange Hacks
Forbes - 2019-01-02
Given the market downturn in 2018, one may naturally assume that the amount of crypto stolen this year declined with prices. That couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, according to research from Ledger, 2018 was a record breaking year for ...

The US Navy's carriers have a gaping hole in their defenses against a growing threat, and drones may soon fill it
Business Insider - 2019-01-02
The return of great-power competition has the US military refocusing on the potential for a conflict with a sophisticated adversary whose submarines can sink the US's supercarriers. Defense experts are increasingly concerned by a resurgent Russian undersea ...

22-year-old suddenly paralyzed while teaching in Thailand -- here's the mysterious illness behind it
YAHOO! - 2019-01-02
When Caroline Bradner started to feel weakness in her limbs on December 21, doctors first believed she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). So the 22-year-old -- who has been living and teaching English in Thailand -- took some medicine and went home.

AI technology could pinpoint cancer symptoms early, study says
Upi.com - 2019-01-02
Jan. 2 (UPI) --A new artificial intelligence method could help doctors identify early cancer symptoms, a new study says. Researchers at the University of Surrey in England and the University of California in San Francisco collaborated to develop two ...

Resolutions for 2019 the tech industry should really, really consider
Mashable - 2019-01-02
We're barely 24 hours into 2019, and some of the tech industry is already re-trodding or doubling down on the the blunders, bad looks, and irresponsible policy of 2018. Sadly, we did not leave ...

Cholesterol May Be Higher After the Holidays
The New York Times - 2019-01-02
The holiday season may confer an unwanted gift: higher cholesterol. Danish researchers studied 25,764 people in Copenhagen whose average age was 59. All had blood drawn regularly to test lipid levels. None were on cholesterol-lowering medicines. Average ...

Top web browsers 2019: Microsoft needs to rebuild Edge before Edge disappears
Computerworld - 2019-01-02
Microsoft's browsers - Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge - jettisoned the most user share in over a year last month, falling to a record low. Meanwhile, Edge's share of all Windows 10 PCs, a metric Computerworld views as the most accurate reflection of user ...

Factory business growth slows in Dec.
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
Ruben Carlo O. Asuncion, chief economist at the Union Bank of the Philippines, Inc., said in an e-mail that elevated inflation continues to weigh on demand and, in turn, cap growth of factory activity. "The pinch may have come from consumer demand itself.

Senate to discuss fate of tax reforms, other priorities on Jan. 14
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
The TRABAHO bill -- which the House of Representatives approved in September last year and which awaits approval in the Senate Ways and Means committee -- aims to cut corporate income tax rates and streamline fiscal incentives. Senator Juan Edgardo M.

Boracay closure cost: A high of P83 billion in business, P28 billion in wages-PIDS
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-02
This file photo shows tourists in Boracay. THE closure of Boracay cost the Philippine economy and Filipino workers billions in revenue and income between May and October 2018, according to state ...

With 2018 success in bonds, PHL tracks markets in 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-02
THE Department of Finance has reiterated the strong confidence of the international business community in the Philippines under the Duterte administration, as reflected by the successful bond ...

ECOP-DOLE MOU: Start of an industrial upgrading process?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-02
Why not recognize the right of workers to regularization when the work they are doing is indeed regular and necessary to the conduct of the business? Example: retailing companies pretending that ...

Study urges government to tap creative pool to develop PHL e-trade
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-02
In the 2015 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry, which covers the formal sector only, by the PSA, sales from e-commerce transactions reached P44.4 billion only. "The proportion of ...

IP E-Games divests from Netopia operator
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
IP E-Game Ventures, Inc. has divested from the operator of Netopia internet cafés due to the lower demand for its business, as consumers shift to mobile devices and places offering free Wi-Fi. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Wednesday, IP E-Games ...

Mindanao power supply adequate for expected investments -- Alsons
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
DEMAND for power in Mindanao has grown significantly in the past five to six years, with the current power reserves considered adequate to support new investment in the main southern island, an official with Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc. said.

Data science skills seen critical to future-proofing jobs -- DoLE
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
It can be observed that a majority of the occupations belong to the IT-BPM sector," the JobsFit report said. These occupations are Business Process Analyst, Data Scientist, Design Engineer, Electronic Mail and Chat Support Agent, Evisceration Processor ...

Pharmaceutical companies start new year with price hike
Upi.com - 2019-01-02
Jan. 2 (UPI) --Dozens of drug makers plan to start the New Year by increasing prices on hundreds of drugs, researchers report this week. While the overall average increase was 6.3 percent, the hike could push drug prices up 20 percent higher than in 2018 ...

Defense Chief: UK travel advisory a default warning
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) -- The Defense secretary said the travel advisory issued by the United Kingdom on Wednesday was not exceptional as it was a natural response given the ...

DFA: No Filipino casualty in apartment gas explosion in Russia
Global Nation - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- No Filipinos were reported hurt when a gas explosion hit an apartment building in Russia on December 31, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement on ...

School leadership and bullying
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
Also, young people who behave as bullies in school can very well become bullies later on in their workplaces, from the frontlines all the way to corporate boardrooms. Bullying can happen in all schools. Students differ in abilities, personalities ...

Ayala conglomerate takes over Kia in PH
philstar.com - 2019-01-02
Kia Philippines now operates under AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc. (AC Industrials), which also steers Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) and AC Automotive -- led by chairman Arthur Tan and president Manny Aligada. The marque will take its ...

Pagasa sees cloudy skies with light rains over Luzon, Visayas on Thursday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Light rains and cloudy skies are expected over parts of Luzon and Visayas on Thursday due to the prevailing northeast monsoon or "Amihan," the state weather bureau said ...

IED rocks kagawad's house in Zamboanga City
philstar.com - 2019-01-02
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- An improvised explosive device exploded Tuesday in the house of a barangay councilor in a village along the east coast of Zamboanga City, police said. The police said no one was reported hurt in the explosion early Tuesday ...

Italy health czar blames resignation on 'anti-science' government
Rappler - 2019-01-02
ROME, Italy - The president of Italy's national health research organisation on Wednesday, January 2, said he had been driven to resign due the "anti-scientific" policies of the country's populist government including efforts to undermine confidence in ...

Achieve your New Year resolutions with the help of these apps
Rappler - 2019-01-02
Not only is it efficient for cardio health, fat loss, and metabolism levels, this form of exercise can be done literally anywhere, at any time. You can do without mats and fancy gym equipment, since the moves are basic enough that it can be done ...

US Embassy condemns deadly Cotabato blast
Global Nation - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The US Embassy in the Philippines on Wednesday condemned the deadly bomb attack in Cotabato City. "The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines condemns the recent bombing in ...

Drinking soda linked to higher risk of kidney disease, finds new study
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-01-02
Carried out by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, the new study looked at 3,003 African-American men and women with normal kidney function who ...

Robredo calls for stricter measures against landslides
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Stricter measures for warning people about dangerous areas where landslides can occur should be enforced, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Wednesday. Her statement came ...

AirAsia to freeze launches for next 3 years barring Vietnam
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-02
KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets ... "Focus this year is to make Indonesia and Philippines very profitable." Fernandes said he is confident of India and Japan operations turning profitable in ...

PH eyes more debt paper sale in China, Japan
Inquirer - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The government plans to again borrow through the panda and samurai bond markets this year after successful issuances last year that raised additional financing for its ...

SSS to sell condo units in Makati, Pasig
Inquirer - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- To raise additional revenues, the Social Security System (SSS) will sell nine condominium units in the cities of Makati and Pasig worth a total of P79.5 million. In an ...

Report to BI or face sanctions, registered foreign nationals warned
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday warned registered foreign nationals that those who will fail to submit their annual report to the agency from January until ...

Joma Sison: Ousting Duterte is top priority for 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) -- Communist rebels are open to resuming peace negotiations in 2019, but overthrowing the Duterte government is their top priority. This is according to ...

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