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Globe, PAL welcome returning OFWs with special Christmas treats
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- Globe Telecom, Inc., together with Philippine Airlines (PAL), gave a special homecoming to returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their fami ...

Tropical Depression Usman enters PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- A new weather condition being watched by the the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has entered ...

A Policy Knot Leaves Oklahomans From Marshall Islands Struggling To Get Health Care
NPR - 2018-12-25
The prairie town of Enid, Okla. -- population 50,122 -- is best known as the state's "wheat capital." Enid is also home to a community of around 2,000 people who were born in the Marshall Islands. Most are low-income and struggling to get health care.

PACC chair presses Congress, Duterte to revive death penalty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-25
MANILA, Philippines --Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) chair Dante Jimenez has challenged Congress to pass the bill reimposing death penalty for heinous crimes following the murder ...

Cebu Pacific resumes fare sale at Christmas noon
philstar.com - 2018-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Budget carrier Cebu Pacific on Tuesday, December 25, said its fare sale resumed at Christmas noon. In an 11:45 a.m. advisory, the airline said seats are still up for grabs for flights across domestic destinations such as Cebu ...

Makabayan bloc slams Duterte, Andanar for red-tagging legitimate orgs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives have denounced the efforts of President Duterte and his administration in tagging supposed legitimate ...

DOH: 13 injured due to fireworks from Dec 21-25
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Even a week before New Year revelry is expected to take place, the Department of Health (DOH) has already recorded 13 injuries related to fireworks use. From December 21 to ...

At least 43 killed in Kabul government compound attack
Rappler - 2018-12-25
KABUL, Afghanistan - An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said Tuesday, December 25, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year. No militant group ...

Sharing Data for Deals? More Like Watching It Go With a Sigh
The New York Times - 2018-12-25
The diapers ad that shows up on your computer when you are expecting a child. The coupon on your smartphone for a fast-food chain you just walked past. The sneaker offer appearing in your mailbox after you sign up to run a race. For years, marketers and ...

US judge orders North Korea to pay $501 million over dead American
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-25
WASHINGTON -- A US judge on Monday ordered North Korea to pay $501 million over the death of American Otto Warmbier, concluding that the university student likely suffered torture. The penalties ...

CPP nothing to be proud of after 50 years - AFP exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-25
LUCENA CITY - The top official of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) scoffed at the Maoist-inspired insurgents and said the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has nothing to ...

LOOK: Duterte family gives Christmas greeting to Filipinos
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) - In a gesture common to Filipino families, the Duterte clan gathered for a Christmas greeting photo. In a Facebook post early Tuesday, presidential ...

2 LPAs to bring cloudy skies, light rains on Christmas Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-25
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have fair weather and chances of isolated light rains due to localized thunderstorms./lb Click here for more weather related news."

Over 1,000 IPs rescued from streets since December 11 -- NCRPO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 1,000 members of indigenous groups who traveled to Metro Manila for the holiday season have been rescued since December 11, according to data from the National ...

BMW hit by $10 million fine in South Korea over engine fires crisis
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
At one point, the government ordered local authorities to ban people from driving any of the potentially fire-prone cars that hadn't been brought in for checks. The company said Monday that it's ...

ET Energy Commissions First Commercial Solar Project in Philippines
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-25
CEBU CITY, Philippines, Dec. 25 ... and commercial owners find that building a rooftop PV power plant is a good business decision, because it gives them more efficient, stable and lower-cost ...

Not very merry: US stocks plunge before Christmas
Inquirer - 2018-12-25
The market has been roiled for most of the month over concerns about a slowing global economy ... a financial historian at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, said: "We ...

?4.8-B education subsidy for students released
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24 ... of TES will receive ?40,000 per year which can be used for books, transportation, supplies, room and board fees, and other education-related ...

Confusing signals from Washington send markets plunging
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
(CNN) -- Alarmed investors drove the Dow more than 650 points lower in a shortened trading session on Monday. Markets plunged after the Trump administration sent out confusing signals about ...

IBP asks SC to protect lawyers
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is asking the Supreme Court to protect lawyers from killings, following the fatal shooting of Ako Bicol ...

LOOK: Duterte visits cancer-stricken children in Davao City
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- As Christmas draws near, President Rodrigo Duterte paid a visit to cancer-stricken children in Davao City. The President on Sunday went to the House ...

Cebu Pacific suspends Christmas fare sale
philstar.com - 2018-12-25
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED 5:35 p.m.)-- Budget carrier Cebu Pacific on Monday afternoon announced that it is suspending its Christmas fare sale after a glitch caused problems on its system. The airline disclosed earlier Monday that it is experiencing a ...

South Korea announces warning for flu drug Tamiflu
Upi.com - 2018-12-24
SEOUL, Dec. 24 (UPI) --South Korea has advised flu patients to be aware of adverse effects of the flu drug Tamiflu following the death of a teenage girl. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety refrains parents and family members from letting children and ...

Taking stock of 2018
Inquirer - 2018-12-24
Six more days and 2018 will be history. The year started on a high note. According to the 2017 year-end survey of Social Weather Stations (SWS), 49 percent of Filipino adults expected their ...

NFA apprehensions up 44%
Inquirer - 2018-12-24
The number of grains businessmen apprehended by the National Food Authority (NFA) this year increased by 44 percent, as the agency strengthened its rice and market monitoring activities.

LTO to check for colorum vehicles bringing visitors to Mount Pulag
philstar.com - 2018-12-24
MANILA, Philippines-- The Mount Pulag National Park advised visitors that the Land Transportation Office will recheck the legality of utility vehicles bringing tourists to the mountain's jump-off points next year. In its advisory, the MPNP said the LTO ...

Bangsamoro plebiscite: Voters need not present ID
philstar.com - 2018-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Voters need not present their identification cards to participate in the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), according to the Commission on Elections. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said reports that voters should ...

Is Streaming Video A Smart Move For Apple?
International Business Times - 2018-12-24
There are a few major players in the subscription streaming space, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)is not one of them -- at least, not yet. But to judge by recent reports and Apple's spending habits, that may change soon. This article originally appeared in the ...

2 minor Maute militants surrender in Cotabato
philstar.com - 2018-12-24
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Two minor Maute militants, who admitted they were tasked to bomb several targets in Central Mindanao recently, were turned over by their parents to the mayor of this city on Sunday. Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi, chairperson of ...

SEC warns public on unauthorized sellers of club membership, shares
philstar.com - 2018-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning the public against unauthorized sellers of membership certificates and shares in clubs and other entities. In a recent advisory, the SEC said it has received information that ...

Want The Christmas Season To Last Longer? Go To The Philippines
NPR - 2018-12-24
The Philippines boasts the longest yuletide season in the world ... Wilfrido Arcilla, a marketing consultant and professor at Manila's Ateneo Graduate School of Business, says, no. Rather, he says, this season reflects the many facets that define Filipino ...

California marijuana recall threatens state cannabis industry
Upi.com - 2018-12-24
Dec. 24 (UPI) --Thousands of pounds of marijuana products were recalled last week in California nearly a month after a lab was caught falsifying pesticide test reports, threatening what some had thought would become the nation's most promising state for ...

General Atomics, Raytheon contracted for Reaper drone support
Upi.com - 2018-12-24
Dec. 24 (UPI) --General Atomics and Raytheon have each been awarded contracts for support of the MQ-9 Reaper, one for sensors and the other for overall program support, that come to a total of more than $350 million. The contracts, announced Friday by the ...

Uxin (UXIN) Looks Good: Stock Adds 8.1% in Session
YAHOO! - 2018-12-24
Uxin Limited UXIN was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 8% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the recent uptrend for the company ...

Taekwondo body wants bully banned from competing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-24
A Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) investigative panel has recommended that the Ateneo Junior High School student caught on video bullying another student be indefinitely banned from all ...

People who understand the benefits of exercise may spend more time being active
YAHOO! - 2018-12-24
(Reuters Health) - The more people understand about the benefits of exercise, the more time they're likely to spend being physically active, an Australian study suggests. Researchers at Central Queensland University surveyed 615 people to explore their ...

Economist warns further rate hike to fuel inflation
philstar.com - 2018-12-24
Banks like the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) believes an end to a tightening cycle and slowing inflation would give the BSP policy space to bring down the reserve requirement for banks. BPI lead economist Emilio Neri, Jr. has said the BSP should be ...

There seems to be no bottom to the market, says Mark Esposito, CEO of Esposito Securities
Reuters - 2018-12-24
The Fed made a mistake hiking rates, and its chairman, Jerome Powell, is getting fired, says Mark Esposito, CEO of Esposito Securites. Aleksandra Michalska reports. The Fed made a mistake hiking rates, and its chairman, Jerome Powell, is getting fired ...

Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa
The New York Times - 2018-12-24
The Marburg virus, a deadly cousin of Ebola, has been isolated in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time it has been found in West Africa. Five bats caught in three health districts tested positive for the virus, according to two teams of ...

Redesigned MSSP Imposes Risk on ACOs More Quickly
Medscape - 2018-12-24
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 21 issued its final rule covering new conditions of participation for accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), which serves over 10.5 million fee ...

New Office Hours Aim for Well Rested, More Productive Workers
The New York Times - 2018-12-24
A few years ago, scientists conducted a real-world experiment at a ThyssenKrupp steel factory in Germany. They assigned the day shift to early risers and the late shift to night owls. Soon the steel workers, many of whom had been skeptical at the outset ...

Captiv8 report highlights data for spotting fake followers
TechCrunch - 2018-12-24
Captiv8, a company offering tools for brands to manage influencer marketing campaigns, has released its 2018 Fraud Influencer Marketing Benchmark Report. The goal is to give marketers the data ...

House seen approving resolution calling for reforms in REIT rules
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-24
According to Yap, several property developers like Ayala Land Inc., SM Prime Holdings Inc. and Megawide Corp. were already planning to set up their own REITs. Yap said data from neighboring ...

Program can delay, decrease dementia patient's need for nursing home care
Upi.com - 2018-12-24
Dec. 24 (UPI) --A new program of coordinated care could help keep dementia patients out of nursing homes, and may save money for Medicare because it is cost-neutral after considering its cost. A study published Friday in JAMA Internal Medicine found that ...

Bullish in 2019
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-24
Other conglomerates are also doing well. Alliance Global Group Inc., which is into property and the liquor business, reported hefty earnings of P12.1 billion in the third quarter of 2018 ...

PSE to charge fund managers using benchmark index in Q1
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-24
THE Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. may start charging fund managers that use the main index, the 30-company PSEi, as their benchmark during the first quarter of next year. PSE Senior Vice ...

You better watch out, you better not cry
philstar.com - 2018-12-24
The year 2018 has been agonizing for stocks. Last week was particularly painful as the US stock market posted its worst weekly performance since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Investors watched out for precipitous drops in the market and cried over ...

Bill Of The Month Update: Skier To Get $6,358 Refund After Surgery For Broken Leg
NPR - 2018-12-24
Sarah Witter had to pay for a second surgery in June to repair her broken leg after a metal plate installed during the first surgery broke. On Friday, she got a more welcome break -- a decision to refund $6,358 to her by the hospital and her insurer.

Love The Holidays? The Philippines Celebrates 4 Months Of Christmas Mania
NPR - 2018-12-24
Sleigh bells, snowy skies and a glowing fire evoke an idyllic Christmas. But the tropics can be just as festive as any wintry holiday this time of year. The Philippines, Asia's only Catholic-majority country, boasts the longest yuletide season in the world.

44 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2019
Business Insider - 2018-12-24
As the New Year approaches, many of us find this is a natural time for self-reflection on our lives. If you've come to the conclusion that you're ready for a new job and want to go to a startup that plays in the $3.8 trillion world of enterprise tech ...

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