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Japan prosecutors re-arrest Carlos Ghosn on new allegations
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
TOKYO, Japan -- Prosecutors re-arrested former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn over fresh allegations on Friday, apparently dashing his hopes of early release in the latest twist to a rollercoaster saga. The case of the once-revered 64-year-old tycoon has ...

Index falls below 7,500 on negative sentiment
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market stayed in negative territory yesterday, falling below the 7,500 level amid negative sentiment in the US market. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) retreated by 83.70 points, or 1.10 percent, to end ...

Meralco-Marubeni consortium offers lowest power distribution rate for New Clark City
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
In a statement yesterday, BCDA said the Meralco-Marubeni consortium offered a power distribution rate of P0.6188 per kilowatt hour (kwh), beating the P0.9888/kwh bid of the Aboitiz-Kepco consortium of Olongapo Energy Corp. and Kepco Philippines Holdings ...

Stop! In the name of love: Boy band's emotional bid to halt Brexit
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
(CNN) -- As Britain hurtles toward its divorce from the EU, one boy band has tasked itself with changing Brexit voters' minds. The overwrought video to the anthem "Britain Come Back" shows ...

Agriculture is not growing
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
Last Monday, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol held his year-end press conference and admitted that total volume of production in agriculture and fisheries from Jan. to Sept. 2018 grew by 0.15 percent year-on-year from the figures in 2017. Grew?

World Bank downgrades Philippine growth forecasts
philstar.com - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Bank on Friday slashed its growth forecasts on the Philippine economy to "reflect recent economic trends." In a statement, the Washington-based multilateral lender said it trimmed its growth projections for the ...

LIST: Philippine Air Force defense acquisitions and contracts in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. on Friday detailed the list of the upcoming defense acquisitions and expected signed deals for the Philippine ...

Lawmakers deny claim they asked for Road Board funds
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- Several lawmakers have denied getting funds from the Road Board, after a document released by House Majority Floor Rolando Andaya Jr. showed them ...

Angkas asks SC to immediately lift TRO on operations
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- Motorcycle ride-hailing service app Angkas has filed before the Supreme Court (SC) an urgent motion asking for the lifting of the temporary ...

WATCH: Duterte calls for compassion, kindness this Christmas
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- For Christmas, President Rodrigo Duterte is calling for compassion and kindness from Filipinos. "As we take part in this joyous occasion, may we ...

What Duterte asked Miss Universe Catriona Gray
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- Malacañang on Friday disclosed more details of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday. One of the ...

Police recover grenade found in ABS-CBN compound
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- The Quezon City police had removed a grenade discovered in the compound of television network, ABS-CBN. In a statement, Quezon City Police District ...

Germany's Der Spiegel says star reporter Claas Relotius wrote fake stories 'on a grand scale'
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
(CNN) -- A top European news magazine has fired one of its star journalists after discovering that he had fabricated facts and sources in more than a dozen articles over a seven-year period.

Partnership agreements for better risk management, reduction schemes signed at NRC board meeting
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
NRC's major partners are SM Prime Holdings, San Miguel Corporation, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation, Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University, Zuellig Family Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

UK regulator says Russian broadcaster RT broke its rules
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
(CNN) -- RT faces potential penalties after Britain's media regulator ruled that its coverage of the Skripal poisonings breached impartiality rules. Ofcom said in a statement Thursday that the ...

Samar groomed as rice granary
Inquirer - 2018-12-21
Three of the poorest provinces in the Philippines are set to be the first beneficiaries of an annual billion-peso subsidy for the rice industry next year as the agriculture sector prepares local ...

PSEi slips below 7,500 on US-China row
Inquirer - 2018-12-21
The local stock barometer slid below the 7,500 mark on Friday, weighed down by more foreign selling ahead of a long Christmas break. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) fell by 83.7 points ...

Hyundai sees sales picking up as Nov showed promise
Inquirer - 2018-12-21
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (Hari) said it was seeing "signs of a silver lining" in its vehicle sales in November. In a statement on Friday, the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in ...

Manila seen attracting fair share of climate-related investments
Inquirer - 2018-12-21
East Asia Pacific, thanks to its growing urban population, has the highest potential to attract climate-related investments in six key sectors by 2030 compared to other regions, says a recent ...

World Bank downgrades Philippines forecasts
philstar.com - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Bank has downgraded its growth forecasts for the Philippines this year and next on assumptions of a reenactment of the national budget in the first quarter and weakness in global demand that may continue to hurt exports.

CherryHome raises $5.2M to apply AI to home care cameras, detecting behavior changes
TechCrunch - 2018-12-21
A new startup using AI to look after elderly people at home has raised a new round of funding to apply its platform to detect changes in gait or behavior, falls or stumbles. In other words, it ...

Drug suspect acquitted by Cebu City court over illegal arrest
philstar.com - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Saying the arrest was illegal, a court in Cebu City has cleared a suspect of drug charges. In a decision promulgated on Wednesday, Cebu Regional Trial Court Branch 18 Judge Gilbert Moises acquitted Randolph Salera of illegal ...

Despite Larry Ellison's hype, this Wall Street analyst believes Oracle will have a tough time growing unless it becomes more like Amazon
Business Insider - 2018-12-21
Oracle has grown only about 5% over the last five years, so there was little surprise when it reported a flat quarter earlier this week. Still, CTO and co-founder Larry Ellison made another shot at the market-leading Amazon Web services cloud, saying there ...

College of DuPage and Illinois Tech Partner on Guaranteed Admission Agreement
Chicago Tribune - 2018-12-21
College of DuPage and Illinois Tech announced today a Guaranteed Admission Agreement that provides COD students with a seamless transfer path to select Illinois Tech undergraduate degrees, including tracks for Illinois Tech's College of Architecture and ...

Predictions for 2019 in data, analytics and AI
ZDNet - 2018-12-21
It's that time of year again. Before you open up the presents under the tree, I've got some geekier gifts. In response to execs and luminaries from across the world of data and analytics sharing their predictions for the next year, I've dutifully compiled ...

4 ways you're using your headphones totally wrong — Clarification Please
Mashable - 2018-12-21
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 ...

Why Investors Should Cheer Intel's Graphics Ambitions
YAHOO! - 2018-12-21
Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) hosted its first-ever Intel Architecture (IA) Day on Dec. 11, 2018. At the event, the chip giant talked about a range of its technologies. Among the technologies discussed was the company's work in graphics processing units ...

Cleaning your home for Christmas
Inquirer - 2018-12-21
With Christmas just around the corner, do you find yourself panicking for the big day? From shopping to cooking, every last minute chore in preparation for your annual family gathering might feel ...

PHL left behind by neighbors in health diagnostics R&D
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-21
This is the image one would have when the name of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) comes to mind. However, did you know that health diagnostics at the PGH are on a par with the private sector ...

Amazon Web Services could be worth $600 billion by itself. Here's why Wall Street analysts think a spinoff won't happen any time soon
Business Insider - 2018-12-21
A business professor who successfully predicted Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods thinks one of the company's next big moves will be to spin off its wildly successful cloud-computing business. Some of the people who keep the closest tabs on Amazon think he ...

Infertility Rates 'Far Higher' in Military Women Versus Civilians
Medscape - 2018-12-21
Women in the US military describe infertility rates that are approximately three-times higher than the general population, according to a new report. And they subsequently face challenges gaining access to infertility care, as well as problems following ...

Rainy weekend in Visayas, Mindanao due to LPA
philstar.com - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A low-pressure area east of Mindanao will dump rains over parts of the Visayas and Mindanao this weekend. As of 10 a.m. yesterday, the weather system was spotted 900 kilometers east of Surigao City. The Philippine Atmospheric ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous tumors removed in lung surgery but 'is resting comfortably'
YAHOO! - 2018-12-21
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous tumors removed in lung surgery but 'is resting comfortably' originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had malignant nodules removed from her lung in a New York ...

Top Doctor Favours Taxing Junk Food to Subsidise Fruit & Veg
Medscape - 2018-12-21
The Government should be prepared to impose higher taxes on unhealthy foods high in salt and sugar and use the proceeds to make fruit and vegetables more affordable, England's chief medical officer said. In her annual report, Health 2040 - Better Health ...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery For Lung Cancer
NPR - 2018-12-21
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery Friday for early stage lung cancer, a Supreme Court spokesperson tells NPR. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York performed a lobectomy, removing one of the five lobes of the lung. Short of ...

Study: Global dementia cases have doubled since 1990
Upi.com - 2018-12-21
Dec. 21 (UPI) --Since 1990, Dementia has doubled in the global community due largely to unhealthy living, a study says. A new study, published Thursday in The Lancet Neurology, found that the number of people with dementia grew from 20.2 million to 43.8 ...

Monsour del Rosario has strong words on Ateneo bullying
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-21
Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario, a former actor and inductee to the Taekwondo Hall of Fame, has strong words for the parents of an Ateneo junior high school student who had been recorded on a ...

Million dollar babies: 164 companies made their first $1 million from Apple's US App Store this year, powered by in-app subscriptions
Business Insider - 2018-12-21
It's completely possible to develop a million-dollar business by selling apps for iPhones and iPads through Apple's App Store. In fact, 164 different app developers marked their first $1 million year in the United States in 2018, according to a new ...

Blazing Victory
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-21
"I just told them to bring back the old fire that made Petron successful in the past," said de los Santos after capping a successful campaign of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) clubs this year ...

3 government agencies sign MOU to promote, assist start-ups
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-21
This year, the event was scheduled back-to-back with an international event, the Asean Technology Business Incubator Network Forum (December 15 to 18, Jen Hotel, Pasay City). For the second ...

Malaysian houseware, small home appliances market demand rising
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-21
A report released by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) said urban lifestyles and health awareness drive growth in modern and innovative products. "Along with ongoing urbanization ...

Carriers eye full adoption of automated empties return under GoFast in 2019
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-21
Morada said with the online payment processors such as those in Cebu, for example, will no longer need to go to the Cebu Business Park just to make payments, eliminating transport costs and the ...

Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's all use this secret weapon for keeping prices so low. Here's how they do it.
Business Insider - 2018-12-21
Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's are loved by shoppers for their high-quality, inexpensive products. But the products may not be from the most familiar brands -- Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's all have their own labels, manufactured exclusively for them.

Rivers can cause earthquakes, geologists claim
Upi.com - 2018-12-21
Dec. 21 (UPI) --New research suggests river erosions can explain the pattern of earthquakes faraway from plate boundaries, like the 4.4 magnitude quake that shook Eastern Tennessee last week. Geologists Ryan Thigpen and Sean Gallen designed a model to ...

Duterte picks retired Air Force Chief Kintanar to head Philippine Coconut Authority
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- The President on Friday called for the resignation of the entire board of directors of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and appointed a new ...

World Bank revises downward its PH growth forecast
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- The World Bank revised its forecast on the Philippine economy, expecting it to grow slower. The international lender pegged the economy to have a ...

The highs and lows of the PH market in 2018, outlook for 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... According to her, diversified conglomerates such as Ayala Corporation are good choices because they provide investors exposure to different growth industries ...

Villar counters Piñol: NFA can still sell cheap rice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Cynthia Villar clapped back at Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol for claiming that the National Food Authority (NFA) would no longer be able to sell rice at a low ...

PSE tightens fairness evaluation rules
philstar.com - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) will tighten rules on fairness evaluation in a bid to address complaints from shareholders who are unhappy with the valuation of their shares when there is a tender offer. PSE president and ...

AT&T the first to launch 5G mobile service in U.S., in a dozen cities
Upi.com - 2018-12-21
Dec. 21 (UPI) --AT&T's mobile 5G service will go live Friday in 12 U.S. cities, making the Dallas-based telecommunications company the first in the country to offer the next generation mobile network. "This is the first taste of the mobile 5G era," AT&T ...

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