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Signal No. 1 up in Davao Oriental where 'Chedeng' is seen to make landfall
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Signal No. 1 has been raised over Davao Oriental hours after Tropical Depression Chedeng entered the Philippine area of responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said. At 4 p.m., PAGASA said "Chedeng" was estimated based on ...

Senate hopefuls urge government to take back control of the country's water resources
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Four senatorial candidates on Sunday proposed the nationalization of the country's water resources to avoid a crisis like the one in parts of Metro ...

The Risks Of A Cesarean Section
NPR - 2019-03-17
It happened almost a decade ago, while Dr. Salome Maswime was doing her medical internship at a small hospital in rural South Africa. She was in a morning staff meeting when a junior doctor burst in, in a panic. A young woman in need of an emergency ...

Robredo questions shift in funding mechanism for China-funded dam
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday questioned the shift in the funding mechanism for a Quezon dam aimed to increase Metro Manila's water supply, and ...

Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 hours
Business Insider - 2019-03-17
Facebook is under pressure over its livestreaming video feature, after the man accused of shooting 50 people in New Zealand is thought to have broadcast the attack live via the social network. The company stated on on Twitter on Sunday morning that it had ...

BSP to resume offering 28-day term deposits
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reviving the sale of 28-term deposits next Wednesday with the completion of the retail treasury bond (RTB) offering by the national government. The BSP auction committee decided to increase ...

Tropical Depression Chedeng enters PAR
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The state weather bureau on Sunday afternoon said the tropical depression last located east of Mindanao has entered the Philippine area of responsibility at 11 a.m. It was assigned the name "Chedeng," the third tropical cyclone ...

Lyft to launch road show for up to $2 billion IPO: sources
Reuters - 2019-03-17
(Reuters) - Ride-hailing platform Lyft Inc will launch the investor road show for its initial public offering on Monday, seeking to raise as much as $2 billion and to be valued at more than $20 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

'You can withdraw, but you can't hide': Opposition hits Duterte for ICC pullout
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Three members of the opposition and staunch critics of President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday lambasted him for his decision to pull the country out from ...

DPWH eyes bigger machines for Manila Bay cleanup
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is planning to bring in larger machines to help remove deep-seated sediment from Manila Bay, an official said yesterday. "We are now encountering difficulty. The sediments in the ...

Drug war: 1 dead, 4 minors nabbed
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- An alleged drug pusher was killed and four minors were arrested in separate operations in Metro Manila yesterday. The alleged pusher, identified only as August, allegedly shot at lawmen during a sting in Barangay West Rembo, Makati ...

Filipinos' happiness, satisfaction levels in 2018 lowest in four years - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) -- Filipinos had been least happy and satisfied with life in 2018 compared to previous years, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Erap: Reconciliation with son best birthday gift
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said yesterday that his reconciliation with his son, reelectionist Sen. JV Ejercito, is one of the best advance gifts he received for his 83rd birthday. In a telephone interview with The STAR, Estrada ...

SWS: 87% of Filipinos happy with life, lowest in 4 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Eighty-seven percent of Filipinos assessed that they have a "very/fairly happy" life, the lowest in four years, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.

Cabinet secretary reveals draft order to address water crisis being finalized
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Authorities are finalizing a draft executive order that aims to address Metro Manila's water shortage problem, a Cabinet official said Sunday. Cabinet Secretary ...

PH withdrawal from ICC has little effect on country -- Gordon
Global Nation - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Richard Gordon believes that the formal withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) will not have any substantial effect on the country.

LIST: Flights canceled due to bad weather
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila International Airport Authority announced that a number of flights are grounded on Sunday due to bad weather. At least two flights of Cebu Pacific headed to and from Tuguegarao were canceled due to the inclement weather.

Storm poised to enter the PAR Sunday afternoon -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A tropical depression that the weather bureau has been monitoring is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) early Sunday afternoon. In its 11 a.m ...

GSIS secures ISO seal
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) recently secured a certification from the International Organization for Standardization for meeting the international standards on the quality management system (QMS) of its ...

Spanish-era train station demolished in Caloocan
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Heritage advocates renewed their call to convert a Spanish-era train station in Caloocan to a museum, after a portion of its wall was destroyed to give way to a segment of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) extension. The train ...

Trade deficit seen to widen this year
philstar.com - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Barcelona-based Focus Economics expects the Philippines to incur a wider trade deficit this year as imports continue to accelerate further. Lindsey Ice, economist at FocusEconomics, said the trade gap could widen to $44 billion ...

Flights canceled due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Flights to and from Tuguegarao were canceled on Sunday due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said. In an advisory, the Miaa said the ...

Sunday to be cloudy, Pagasa says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The northeast monsoon will affect the northern Luzon while the trough of a tropical depression will affect the Caraga and Davao Regions, the weather bureau said Sunday.

As taps run dry, rich and poor test depths of patience
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
At a barangay in Mandaluyong City that had almost nothing to drink or bathe with for days, a water refilling station could look like it was selling hope, not just purified water. But Jerome, its ...

Cabbie makes sure his passengers get to smell the roses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
Before dawn each day, Gregorio Laude goes to Dangwa, the flower market along Dimasalang Street in Sampaloc, Manila, to buy six to eight dozens of fresh roses of assorted colors. He then commutes ...

DOH: Store water but avoid dengue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appealed to Metro Manila and Rizal residents suffering from the water supply crisis to be cautious about how they store water to prevent a possible outbreak of ...

Lack of foresight seen in water crisis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
Water conservation efforts must be intensified and existing laws enforced, like Republic Act No. 6716, which mandates local governments to have rainwater catch basins to preserve water supply.

6 American lawmakers ask: Free De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-16
Six American lawmakers have filed a resolution in the US House of Representatives condemning the continued detention of opposition Sen. Leila de Lima and calling for her release. California Rep.

Model economist takes on Asia
Inquirer - 2019-03-16
The Ayalas covered her last two years of PhD studies. After defending her dissertation, which tackled imperfect competition in taxation, Chua thought she would go back to the Philippines to work ...

Saint Nicolas comes to town
Inquirer - 2019-03-16
When the French ambassador sends an invitation to try the culinary creations of a celebrated chef they are flying in for the sole purpose of sharing with the Filipino community the joys of Alsace ...

Port congestion easing, say Customs and PPA
philstar.com - 2019-03-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Congestion at the ports of Manila are easing and expected to continue to improve in the coming months after the problem resurfaced and hampered commerce since late last year, officials from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and ...

P1.5 billion allotted for Metro subway
philstar.com - 2019-03-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Congress has set aside an initial P1.5 billion this year for the 36-kilometer Metro Manila subway project, Makati City Rep ... Quirino Highway in Quezon City all the way to the Food Terminal Inc. Complex in Taguig City in just ...

Study: U.S. gives less early-career research funding to women
Upi.com - 2019-03-16
Women scientists get less early-career research funding from the U.S. government than men, which can put them at a disadvantage for the rest of their careers, a new study says. Researchers analyzed grants given by the U.S. National Institutes of Health ...

Stays of 3 Days or Less After TAVR Associated With Better Outcomes
Medscape - 2019-03-16
Patients required to stay in the hospital for more than 3 days after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have worse 1-year outcomes than those sent home earlier, a new database analysis shows. Even after adjustment for baseline differences and in ...

New Zealand Mosque Shooter Sent Manifesto To Government, Media Before Killings
YAHOO! - 2019-03-16
The shooter behind the New Zealand mosque attacks sent his manifesto outlining his sick philosophy to government officials and media outlets less than 10 minutes before the attack that killed 49 people, according to a report. The New Zealand Herald said ...

New Zealand massacre shows how online users find ways to share violent videos
Reuters - 2019-03-16
SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - The Friday massacre at two New Zealand mosques, live-streamed to the world, was not the first internet broadcast of a violent crime, but it showed that stopping gory footage from spreading online persists as a major ...

Tinder just made it harder to know why you're seeing awful profiles
Mashable - 2019-03-16
The more getting rejected changes, the more getting rejected stays the same. Tinder announced in a March 15 blog post that it had stopped showing users potential matches based on the frequency ...

Apple Watch spots irregular heart beat: study
Reuters - 2019-03-16
The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple, demonstrating a potential future role for wearable ...

Rewarding boldness in business
philstar.com - 2019-03-16
World Bank economist Dr. Rong Qian said in a recent speech to the Management Association of the Philippines that one of the negative ... do not go out of their way to encourage boldness in business. Perhaps what we need in this country is the equivalent ...

Cold front brings rains; Chedeng nears Mindanao
philstar.com - 2019-03-16
The weather disturbance continues to move westward over the sea off western Caroline Islands, it said. At 11 a.m. yesterday, the center of the tropical depression was estimated at 1,505 kilometers east of Mindanao. With maximum sustained winds of 45 ...

Huawei pleads not guilty to bank fraud raps in NYC
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-16
Huawei Technologies Co. pleaded not guilty on Thursday in New York City to federal charges that the company defrauded at least four banks by concealing business dealings in Iran in violation of US ...

Social Business Youth Summit 2019 to gather young movers, innovators
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-16
TWO groups said they expect to gather students, scholars, activists, young entrepreneurs, working professionals, corporate social responsibility (CSR) practitioners and nongovernment office (NGO ...

Pinoy Gen Z seeks companies with cutting-edge tech--study
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-16
Pinoy Gen Z job seekers prefer to join a company with cutting-edge technologies at workplace, a recent study by Dell Technologies Inc. revealed. "Advanced technology will entice Gen Z job ...

Recovering from illness
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-16
IT was a baptism of fire for the three-time world champion Peter Sagan as he returned to action at Tirreno-Adriatico, his first outing since the Vuelta a San Juan. Having spent much of last month ...

Apple and Spotify Are Dueling Over How Much to Pay Songwriters
YAHOO! - 2019-03-16
Music streaming has always been a cutthroat market, with the leading companies not having many positive things to say about one another. But things became particularly heated this week when a small tweak to U.S. copyright rules -- which actually happened ...

Inside 'vaccine court,' where the US government pays millions to people who say they were harmed by vaccines
Business Insider - 2019-03-16
Just a two minute walk from the front door of the White House, on the eastern edge of leafy Lafayette Square, sits the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building, a 9-story red brick structure with dark, narrow windows. Inside, federal judges oversee a mix ...

Facebook blames server problem for massive outage
YAHOO! - 2019-03-16
Menlo Park (United States) (AFP) - Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. The outage affected users ...

Study suggests surgery instead of drugs for some a-fib patients
Upi.com - 2019-03-16
Many older Americans have the worrisome and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib," and they're typically offered medicines or a surgery called ablation to correct it. Which works best? Two new trials may have ...

Fire razes Tondo streets, reaches 4th alarm
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 16) -- A fourth alarm fire that razed the streets of Tondo, Manila. Residential areas along the streets of Yuseco, Maria Guizon, Juan Luna and Abad Santos ...

Facebook Just Announced a Plan to Crack Down on Anti-Vaxxers
YAHOO! - 2019-03-16
In news that is sure to rock many a stormy mom group, Facebook is taking new action against anti-vaxxers. The social networking giant announced on Thursday that it will reject ads that spread misinformation about vaccines and reduce the rank of groups and ...

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