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Duterte keen on signing Road Board abolition bill even without Arroyo signature
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- Nothing can stop President Rodrigo Duterte from abolishing the corruption-laden Road Board - not even a possible legal battle. In a Malacañang ...

Road traffic deaths in PH continue to rise -- WHO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of casualties due to road traffic continues to rise over the past years, the recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed. According to the WHO ...

PNP urges public to report fraudulent online purchases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Amid the season of gift-buying and the rising popularity of online shopping platforms, the Philippine National Police on Friday urged people victimized by scams to report ...

Locsin, Pompeo reaffirm US-Philippines alliance, discuss South China Sea
philstar.com - 2018-12-21
A recent survey from Social Weather Stations found that 61 percent of Filipinos believe that the United States will defend the Philippines in case of invasion by another country. The two countries have been allies for more than seven decades now.

Panelo: NPA's abduction of soldiers, militiamen should be a lesson for troops
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- Government forces should learn from what appears to be a mistake of a number of soldiers and militiamen who are now hostages of the New People's ...

PNP willing to help resolve bullying incident if Ateneo asks for help
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police is waiting for the administration of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Junior High School to coordinate with them regarding the bullying ...

Water Philippines Expo and UBM inks MOU partnership renewal with Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) for year 2021 - 2025
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-21
Eulogio Agatep II - Immediate Past President of the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) and Ms. Eliane van Doorn - Director of Business Development of UBM ASEAN during the first and opening ...

Water Philippines Expo and UBM inks MOU partnership renewal with Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) for year 2021 - 2025
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-21
Eulogio Agatep II - Immediate Past President of the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) and Ms. Eliane van Doorn - Director of Business Development of UBM ASEAN during the first and opening ...

World Bank trims Philippines' GDP growth forecast for 2018, 2019
Reuters - 2018-12-21
MANILA (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Friday it slightly cut its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the Philippines as persistently high inflation eats into consumer spending. The Philippine economy, among the fastest growing in Asia ...

Philippines among worst countries for journalists in Southeast Asia -- report
Global Nation - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is among the seven countries in Southeast Asia that were dubbed as the worst places for journalists due to threat of impunity, safety, and censorship.

What nightmares can tell us about our health
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
(CNN) -- What's your most frequent nightmare? Is it dreaming that you're dying, or that one of your loved ones is suffering but you can't do anything about it? Or maybe you're waking up with ...

Fitch maintains PH's 'BBB' stable rating, continues to flag overheating risks
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- International debt watcher Fitch Ratings' kept its stable outlook on the Philippine economy. It maintained the Philippine's 'BBB' rating with a ...

Pageant experts: Catriona Gray's win shouldn't be tainted with intrigues in PH's pageant world
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- Two Filipino pageant experts spoke up on issues arising after the win of Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018. Norman Tinio told CNN Philippines' On ...

DepEd reminds schools to enforce anti-bullying policies
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 21) -- A viral video circulating online showing alleged bullying in the Ateneo de Manila University prompted the Department of Education (DepEd) to remind ...

World Bank lowers Philippine economic outlook to 6.5% in 2019
Inquirer - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Bank sees the Philippine economy growing by 6.5 percent in 2019, a slight revision from its earlier 6.7 percent projected growth next year. It also downgraded the ...

New LPA to bring rains
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A new low pressure area has been spotted in the eastern part of Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Friday. The LPA was last located 900 kilometers of Hinatuan ...

Palace slams rights report of UN expert
Global Nation - 2018-12-20
Malacañang on Thursday railed against a United Nations special rapporteur for calling on the Duterte administration to stop attacks on human rights defenders. Presidential spokesperson Salvador ...

Investing for the greater good, Part 1
Inquirer - 2018-12-20
A food for thought during the Yuletide season: What if you can invest funds to make good returns while also doing good in the world? Traditionally, business exists solely to boost shareholder ...

How Can Internet Companies Better Understand Their Customers?
Forbes - 2018-12-20
It takes both to understand your customers - the ones you have today, and the want to win tomorrow. Analysis gives you the quantitative data to track outcomes, while talking to them gives you the qualitative understanding to form hypotheses. There are ...

Amazon is making it cheaper for vendors to sell some items on the site so it can boost variety
Business Insider - 2018-12-20
Amazon says it is lowering its third-party fees to help boost selection in key categories. The company has told third-party sellers it is lowering both the minimum fees it charges and the percentage it charges for some categories on its Marketplace platform.

2 former nurses sue Huntington Memorial Hospital alleging racial discrimination
Los Angeles Times - 2018-12-20
Two former labor and delivery nurses at Huntington Memorial Hospital filed wrongful termination lawsuits this month against the Pasadena hospital alleging they were targeted because of their race and ultimately fired amid widespread discrimination.

Ex-Zambales mayor convicted of malversation
philstar.com - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- For pocketing municipal funds intended for a construction project, a former mayor of Castillejos, Zambales will be spending up to eight years in prison. Teofilo Pantaleon was found guilty of malversation of public funds, the ...

It looks like Slack, the $7 billion chat app, is banning some users because of Iran sanctions -- even if they don't live or work in Iran
Business Insider - 2018-12-20
Users are reporting via social media that Slack, the $7 billion work chat app, is shutting down their accounts because they live in Iran, which is under newly-reimposed sanctions. The problem, these users say, is that they don't live in Iran, but that they ...

Ateneo high school probes bullying incident
philstar.com - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The administration of the Ateneo de Manila High School is investigating an incident involving a viral video showing a student bullying another in a restroom. Ateneo principal Jose Antonio Salvador yesterday said they have initiated ...

Short-seller Andrew Left's Citron Research calls Twitter the 'Harvey Weinstein of social media,' says it will plunge more than 30%
Business Insider - 2018-12-20
Twitter is "toxic" for women, short-seller Andrew Left said Thursday. He called it "the Harvey Weinstein of social media." Left cited a study from Amnesty International that claims Twitter fails to "effectively tackle violence and abuse on the platform ...

Elon Musk unveils his first Los Angeles-area tunnel
YAHOO! - 2018-12-20
(This Dec. 18 story corrects paragraphs 2 and 17 to show that free rides were given at the event, not that there were no free rides) By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk made a brief public appearance late on Tuesday ...

Food and Drug Administration may decide on sale of Dengvaxia
philstar.com - 2018-12-20
Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to meet today and may decide on whether to grant a certificate of product registration (CPR) for Dengvaxia. "I was informed by FDA that they will meet Dec. 21 and may p ...

DOH chief on medical marijuana: Not so fast
philstar.com - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday warned government officials and the public to be cautious on the issue of medical marijuana, saying there is insufficient information on the possible benefits of medical marijuana ...

Chemo after solid tumors linked to higher risk for rare blood cancers
Upi.com - 2018-12-20
Dec. 20 (UPI) --Chemotherapy is a common treatment for cancer, but in some cases, it could be causing more harm than good, new findings say. The research, published Thursday in JAMA Oncology, found that people who received chemotherapy to treat 22 of the ...

In Case You Missed 'Em: The 10 Most Popular 'Fresh Air' Interviews Of 2018
NPR - 2018-12-20
In a year of big headlines, Fresh Air continued to dive deep, broadcasting in-depth interviews on topics that ranged from the magnificent to the microscopic. We spoke with scientists, journalists, activists, filmmakers and two free climbers who conquered a ...

Philippines climbs to 10th spot in Global Terrorism Index
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- Terrorism in the Philippines worsened in 2017, climbing up two spots and ranking 10th among 163 countries most affected by terrorism. The ...

DND eyes review of Mutual Defense Treaty with U.S.
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- Would the U.S. come to the Philippines' rescue in case tensions escalate in the disputed South China Sea? The country's Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT ...

Ateneo probes alleged bullying incident among junior high students
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- The Ateneo De Manila University said it is already investigating an alleged bullying incident among its junior high school students after a video of ...

More local projects in focus
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-20
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center said it is looking at developing local health and renewable energy projects for 2019. NEDA said in a statement yesterday that the fish port project under the Department of Agriculture ...

An attitude of gratitude
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-20
Even science has shown that adopting an "attitude of gratitude" yields immense benefits--including better mental health outcomes and higher "quality of life and well-being" responses.

Safer Zika vaccine may be on the horizon
Upi.com - 2018-12-20
Dec. 20 (UPI) --Researchers have found a new vaccine that can fight the Zika virus without producing antibodies, a study says. For the study, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of Nebraska placed the prM-E structural ...

About To Quit Your Job To Start A Business? This Is What It Takes
Forbes - 2018-12-20
It is absolutely affordable," said Newton. "You have a great many engineers and programmers in India, Pakistan, the Philippines who are highly trained and can help you with the analytics of your business." However, entrepreneurs new to outsourcing should ...

Pagasa: Heavy rainfall expected in Bicol, Visayas, Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms may be expected in some areas in Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao due to a low pressure area (LPA), according to the Philippine Atmospheric ...

Melco delisting row prods Philippine Stock Exchange to change buyout rules
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-12-20
such as in the delisting of beauty products maker Splash and Liberty Telecom Holdings in 2016. Despite shareholder complaints, the companies went ahead with their delistings. Monzon, who became ...

NBI arrests man for hacking commercial bank
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A man was arrested for hacking reputable companies and getting their passwords and bank details, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Thursday. NBI Director ...

NBI nabs 12 Chinese nationals for illegal online gambling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Twelve Chinese nationals were arrested in Bacolor, Pampanga for illegal online gambling, the National Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday. NBI Director Dante Gierran ...

Philippines among worst places in Southeast Asia for journalists -- IFJ
philstar.com - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is the worst in impunity ... It also noted the government's rescinding of Rappler's business license to operate in January, and several tax evasion cases filed against the company and its CEO Maria Ressa as an ...

Toyota exec hopes sales will grow 10 percent in 2019
Inquirer - 2018-12-20
After vehicle sales dropped for the most part of the year, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. is hoping that the upcoming election campaign would help the company grow its sales volume by 10 percent ...

Six-hour heavy rains flood villages, rice fields in Bohol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-20
and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA would bring cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms in Visayas and Mindanao. /kga Click here for more weather related news."

DFA asks UN expert to clarify call to stop attacks on rights advocates
Global Nation - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday seeks a clarification on the recent report of the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur asking the government to stop ...

CPP: Soldiers, militiamen held by NPA being treated 'leniently'
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- The communist group is celebrating its "successful" attacks against government forces, including the abduction of a number of soldiers and militiamen.

DENR projects 'better' Manila Bay in December 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- Environment Chief Roy Cimatu said he accepts the challenge of rehabilitating Manila Bay and sees improvements as soon as Christmas time next year.

Lacson wants 'misplaced' allocations returned
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 20) -- If billions of pesos worth of allocations for infrastructure projects in the districts of House leaders were just "misplaced generosity," as House ...

Duterte taps Nica on entry of foreigners to Subic freeport zone
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to consult the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (Nica) on the entry of foreign nationals at Subic Bay ...

UP MBA Alumni Society inducts Board of Trustees at Alumni Homecoming event
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-20
Former Senate President and Chairman of Vista Land and Lifescapes Manuel B. Villar, Jr. recently inducted the Board of Trustees of the U.P. MBA Alumni Society, Inc. (UPMBAASI) during the alumni ...

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