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Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round of one-sided bout
philstar.com - 2019-01-01
SAITAMA, Japan -- It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve. Nasukawa's father threw in the towel ...

DOH records 68% drop in firecracker injuries
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) recorded this year the "biggest drop" in the number of firecracker-related injuries during the Holidays. Health Secretary Francisco Duque ...

Bangsamoro Transition Commission staff among fatalities in IED blast
philstar.com - 2019-01-01
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- One of the two people killed in an IED blast in Cotabato City on Monday was an employee of a commission that authored the law meant to end decades of secessionist strife in the country's restive south. The bombing near the ...

Toyota investing P1 billion more to boost Vios local content
philstar.com - 2019-01-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The local unit of Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to invest P1 billion this year to increase the local content of the Vios vehicles being produced under the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program.

In first, NASA spaceship begins orbit of asteroid
philstar.com - 2019-01-01
TAMPA, United States -- A NASA spacecraft set a new milestone Monday in cosmic exploration by entering orbit around an asteroid, Bennu, the smallest object ever to be circled by a human-made spaceship. The spacecraft, called OSIRIS-REx, is the first-ever ...

Fireworks-related injuries jump to 46 -- DOH
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 31) -- Fireworks-related injuries have jumped to 46 ahead of the New Year's Eve revelry, the Department of Health (DOH) said. Despite the government's ...

Slain party-list solon Batocabe laid to rest
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-01
Albay (CNN Philippines, December 31) -- Thousands flocked to bid their goodbye to slain Ako Bicol representative Rodel Batocabe on Monday amid a downpour. Batocabe was buried at the Daraga ...

What are the Philippines' top Google searches in 2018?
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-01
"MemoryHackers," "Hot Shot Gamers" and mobile gaming application "Rules of Survival" were among the top five most looked up queries on the search engine. The first two are supposed cheat codes on ...

Airlines seen staying profitable due to oil price drop
Inquirer - 2019-01-01
to help airlines offset fuel costs. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific announced they would tap the mechanism to cushion losses. Iata said favorable economic growth and lower oil costs would ...

Intensified campaign vs smuggling, tax evasion jacked up BIR, BOC collections in 2018
Inquirer - 2019-01-01
In a statement, the DOF said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in 2018 confiscated 5,227 master cases of fake cigarettes as well as packs affixed with fake tax stamps. These illegal cigarettes ...

Zero budget for health facilities anti-poor - JV Ejercito
philstar.com - 2019-01-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The zero allocation given to the Department of Health (DOH) for the improvement of health facilities in the country this year would endanger the lives of poor Filipinos seeking treatment for serious ailments, Sen. Joseph Victor ...

Karylle says yes to more collaborations
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
Karylle also relates how a lively Christmas song made her feel better when she felt under the weather. "I was with my nephew and nieces that Sunday. I just danced!" she adds. Karylle has returned the favor Calvin (he was in the Philippines to shoot the ...

Filipinos ring in New Year amid rains
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 1) -- Many Filipinos welcomed 2019 with a rainy start, but not even bad weather could dampen their mood. Fireworks lit up the skies all around Metro Manila ...

Stock market poised for rebound in 2019 -- FMIC
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market may stage a rebound this year, driven in part by election-related spending and the continued heavy outlay on infrastructure and capital goods, according to The Market Call, a joint report by First Metro Investment ...

DPWH: MacArthur Bridge cannot be used for traslacion
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Millions of devotees would not be able to use MacArthur Bridge during the annual traslacion or Black Nazarene procession on Jan. 9, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said yesterday. MacArthur Bridge - which is ...

2 dead, 32 injured in Cotabato City blast
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 31) -- An explosion rocked a mall in Cotabato City in the afternoon of December 31. Major General Cirilito Sobejana, 6th Infantry Division commander, said ...

DFA: Filipinos trafficked to Iraq via Dubai
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Migrant Filipino workers are being trafficked to Iraq by illegal recruiters in Dubai, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). In an exchange with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Twitter, DFA Assistant ...

92% of Filipinos enter new year with hope
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Nine in 10 Filipinos are welcoming the New Year with hope rather than fear, according to the fourth quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey, taken from Dec. 16 to 19, showed 92 percent of adult Filipinos ...

How One Couple Built a Podcasting Business That Lets Them Travel The Globe
Forbes - 2018-12-31
They soon found themselves traveling around the world together, to Bali, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. Congdon had saved money ... they found themselves discussing the possibility of creating a business podcast and created Thriving Launch in ...

Wall Street stocks end their worst year since 2008
Inquirer - 2018-12-31
NEW YORK, United States -- The US stock market concluded its worst year since the global financial crisis on Monday following a late-season collapse that also raised doubts about the prospects ...

Slight rise in Metro Manila fires in 2018
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Fire incidents in Metro Manila increased this year, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection - National Capital Region (BFP-NCR) said yesterday. From Jan. 1 up to yesterday, a total of 4,698 fires occurred. The figure is 1.12 ...

Chinese top list of barred aliens in 2018 -- Immigration
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese nationals made up nearly half of foreigners who were barred from entering the country during the first 10 months of the year, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday. Of the 3,528 foreigners barred from entering the ...

Cardinal Tagle: Bring back genuine spirit of service
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
Bring back the genuine spirit of service to others to attain peace in the new year. This was the call of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Manila archbishop, to the Catholic faithful as the world ...

5 things we'll miss about 2018
Mashable - 2018-12-31
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 ...

Uber has confidentially filed to go public
Business Insider - 2018-12-31
Uber has confidentially filed an S-1 document in preparation to hold its long-awaited IPO, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Uber has previously been valued privately at as much as $76 billion, and its advisers reportedly say it may go ...

Facebook Ad Spend From National Marketers Is Slowing, Intelligence Firm's Data Shows
Forbes - 2018-12-31
Slight cracks might be appearing in the dominance of the digital-advertising duopoly, particularly Facebook, as some data suggests a slowdown in the rate of ad-revenue growth for the giant social platform, as well as a shrinking of the combined Google ...

What the Latest Court Ruling on the ACA Means for Your Health Insurance
YAHOO! - 2018-12-31
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. A Texas judge who declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional earlier this month says the ACA ...

Cute Aggression: Adorableness Overload Can Lead To Violent Urges : Shots - Health News - NPR
NPR - 2018-12-31
The holiday season is all about cute. You've got those ads with adorable children and those movies about baby animals with big eyes. But when people encounter too much cuteness, the result can be something scientists call "cute aggression." People "just ...

Texas woman breaks record giving birth to nearly 15-lb. baby
YAHOO! - 2018-12-31
Ali Medlock was born on Dec. 12 at Arlington Medical Hospital in Arlington, Texas. At birth, Ali weighed 14 pounds, 13 ounces. A spokeswoman told CNN that this was a record for the largest baby ever born at that hospital, and the doctor who delivered him ...

Faraday Future gets a lifeline as it settles months-long battle with Chinese investor
The Verge - 2018-12-31
The war between electric car startup Faraday Future and its main investor, Chinese real estate conglomerate Evergrande, appears to be over. Evergrande announced on Monday that it has agreed to restructure its $2 billion investment in Faraday Future.

Christmas rout turns into best one-day gain ever
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
After a record drop this month, US stocks rebounded last Wednesday and delivered their best performance since 2009. Despite the post-Christmas rally, many markets are expected to end 2018 with the worst annual returns since the start of the bull market in ...

The Verge 2018 tech report card: Headphones
The Verge - 2018-12-31
Headphones did not have the most auspicious start to 2018. Back in January, it seemed like a diversity of competing voice assistants, wireless audio protocols, and idiosyncratic control schemes would lead to a fragmented mess of a market. Everyone wanted ...

LT Group eyes water business expansion, restart for biodiesel in 2019
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-31
He also divulged that one of the companies under the group, Macroasia, will be going into "full blast" next year. "Macroasia is going full blast with our thrust to address the future of ...

The Philippines did quite well in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-31
US online news site Business Insider in fact ranked the Philippines at the top of the list of 20 best countries to invest in this year. What happened in 2018 showed the resilience of the ...

A real public servant to watch
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-31
He also rid the organization of the deeply rooted "kotong [extortion] culture" prevalent in the streets, highways and in PNP offices where contractor and suppliers do business and, thus ...

A group of Mark Zuckerberg-funded researchers is testing implantable brain devices as part of a $5 billion quest to end disease
Business Insider - 2018-12-31
Mark Zuckerberg has sold close to 30 million shares of Facebook to fund an ambitious biomedical research project, called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with the alleged goal of curing all disease within a generation. A less publicized component of the $5 ...

Sylvia Sanchez always counts her blessings
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-31
Considered as a late bloomer in the acting business, Sylvia Sanchez is one actor that literally worked her way up, earning the respect and admiration of the industry with every job assignment she ...

MBC plops P160 million for higher stake in owner of Feliz Hotel
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-31
The company, which has its own radio stations as its main business, said it purchased 160,000 common shares at Elizalde Hotels for P1,000 apiece or a total price of P160 million. "The price was ...

IED blast in Cotabato City kills 2, injures 20
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
COTABATO CITY -- Two were killed while 20 others were injured in a powerful blast that ripped through the premises of a mall here on Monday afternoon. Superintendent Rolly Octavio, director of the Cotabato City police, identified one of the two fatalities ...

RIP Soulja Boy's Knock-Off Nintendo GameBoy Advance/Neo Geo/PS Vita/Etc.
YAHOO! - 2018-12-31
When rapper Soulja Boy dropped his line of game emulator consoles, the internet arched a collective eyebrow. This, we knew, probably would not end well and lo, less than a month after launch, both the SouljaGame Handheld and SouljaGame console have been ...

Anxiety, depression derail adults from meeting New Year's resolution, study says
Upi.com - 2018-12-31
Dec. 31 (UPI) --Anxiety and depression is the main cause of adults not sticking to their New Year's resolution, new data says. According to a new survey published by BodyNutrition, more than 33 percent of women and 23 percent of men say anxiety and ...

AFP chief Galvez condemns blast at Cotabato City mall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines - Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday condemned the bombing outside a shopping mall in the southern city of Cotabato that killed ...

Albayalde: PNP aims for more peaceful streets, communities in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Before welcoming 2019, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde urged his subordinates to sustain the "trend" of lower crime rate ...

Fair weather to prevail on first day of 2019
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Fair weather will prevail over most parts of the country, including Metro Manila, this New Year apart from isolated rains due to the northeast monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

Firecracker-related injuries rise to 55 prior to New Year's Eve
philstar.com - 2018-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health recorded a total of 55 firework-related injuries since it started surveillance on December 21. The latest number of injuries was as of Monday morning. This number includes two cases of firework ingestion ...

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke and his deputy resign suddenly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican spokeman, Greg Burke, and his deputy have resigned suddenly. A Vatican statement said Pope Francis accepted their resignation Monday. In a tweet, Burke said he and his ...

Opioid Makers Face Wave of Lawsuits in 2019
NPR - 2018-12-31
The next twelve months might just redefine the way America thinks about and responds to the opioid epidemic that now claims more than 40,000 lives each year. The nation's biggest drug makers and distributors face a wave of civil lawsuits that could total ...

Asian stocks rise on New Year eve amid optimism over trade
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-12-31
The Nikkei Asia300 Index of some of the ... Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam closed for the New Year's Eve, while markets in Hong Kong and Singapore were only open for the morning ...

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries climb to 56
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
The health agency also pointed out that majority or 89 percent of those reported injured by firecrackers were male victims. In the report, the injuries were inflicted by the use of "boga" or ...

U.S. judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard
Rappler - 2018-12-31
In a separate Obamacare case in 2012, 5 of the 9 Supreme Court justices upheld the law. All 5 remain on the court. Still, it remains unclear how they might rule in the new case. If the decision is upheld, it could significantly disrupt the US health care ...

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