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8 research, development grants for SMEs and universities get DOST nod
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
Hijo Resources Corp. with University of Southeastern Philippines; Santeh Feeds Corp. with the De La Salle University; Sugar and Ice Confections Inc. with the University of the Philippines-Los ...

Old school, old soul... a rebirth
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
An avid collector, Won started in this line of business selling online the excess records he got abroad to fund his hobby of, well, buying more records. He also found himself selling those he didn ...

Scenic adventures worthy of a repeat
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
Our gracious hosts, Jennifer Bagus, Members Engagement and Communications manager, and Nichie Torres, Business Development director, disclosed that the cove is a favorite for guests and ...

How Founder Gabrielle Claiborne Helps Foster Transgender And Non-Binary Inclusion In The Workplace
Forbes - 2018-12-15
When Gabrielle Claiborne came out as a transgender woman in 2010, she worried about what it would mean for her career. She had spent the past thirty years in the construction industry, owning and operating her own successful businesses, but she knew that ...

Death of 7-year-old on U.S. border raises questions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
WASHINGTON -- Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert.

PNP boosts security for Simbang Gabi
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- Churchgoers may notice more policemen during the nights of the traditional Simbang Gabi. In a press statement Saturday, Philippine National Police ...

The 10 startups in the US whose valuations are set to increase the most, according to over 500 founders
Business Insider - 2018-12-15
A lot can happen in the tech industry in a decade, but a recent survey of more than 500 startup founders shows that many are in agreement about which companies have a bright future ahead. The State of Startups survey, published annually by venture capital ...

WATCH: Duterte rings historic church bell in Balangiga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar--After 117 years merely on display abroad, one of the three Balangiga Bells finally tolled again in this quiet town. President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday afternoon rang ...

DTI-EMB launches PHL Export Guidebook 2018 for MSMEs
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
Legaspi and Anthony B. Rivera. The PEG 2018 is a simplified and updated reference on export business. It covers business basics from setting up companies to actual exporting. It contained export ...

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
PARIS -- Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after ...

Gov't orders unlocking of phones after lock-in period
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 15) -- Mobile phone users will get more legroom to choose their service providers after the government ordered a mandatory unlocking of mobile devices ...

22 predictions for social media in 2019
The Verge - 2018-12-15
The Interface is a daily column about the intersection of social media and democracy. Subscribe to the newsletter here. Just like that, 2018 has come to a close. I realize there are a few days left in the year, but the content industry is already well into ...

Historic church bells finally back home in Balangiga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar -- After 117 long years, the historic church bells of Balangiga in Eastern Samar were brought home to end one of the darkest chapters of history between the United States ...

The cofounder of $725 million cloud startup Mesosphere is stepping aside as CEO to make way for a Symantec veteran
Business Insider - 2018-12-15
Earlier this year, cloud startup Mesosphere raised $125 million, bringing its total funding to just shy of $250 million. That deal valued Mesosphere at $725 million, according to Bloomberg, up from $600 million in 2016. Now, Mesosphere co-founder Florian ...

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
PARIS, France -- Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Central Luzon crimes down by 22 percent
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga-Crimes in Central Luzon have gone down by 22 percent based on a week-to-week period from November 26 to December 2, and December 3 to 9, said Chief Supt. Joel Coronel ...

Solon alleges at least ?550-M infra projects linked to budget chief's in-laws
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- The solon who questioned Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for insertions in the 2019 budget said at least ?550 million worth of infrastructure ...

Crime lab says plastic sachets from Naga drug den contain shabu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The plastic sachets seized during a raid at a drug den in Naga City, where the son of Nicanor Faeldon was arrested, were proven to contain shabu following the conduct of ...

CebGo announces canceled flights
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines-In anticipation of a bad weather condition across the country, CebGo announced on Saturday the cancelation of six local flights for three days. In an advisory, the airline ...

Facebook reveals bug exposed 6.8 million users' photos
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
(CNN) -- Facebook announced on Friday that the social network had exposed the private photos of millions of users without their permission. The company said a bug recently allowed third-party app ...

Cold front to bring clouds, rain over Southern Luzon, Visayas -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The tail-end of a cold front will affect the eastern section of Southern Luzon and the Visayas, the weather bureau said on Saturday. The Bicol region and Eastern Visayas ...

Fuel excise tax to have minimal impact on 2019 inflation - BSP
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- Prices may remain stable despite the additional ?2 fuel excise tax next year, a central bank official said Friday. In an interview on CNN ...

PH balance of payments more than double its deficit in Q3 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- The Philippines continued to spend more than it earned in the third quarter, more than double the deficit it posted for the same quarter last year.

Separate cash subsidy program for farmers, fishermen sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-14
Marcos, who is running for senator, said farmers and fishermen "are the most vulnerable" among the poor because of the effects of weather. "No harvest, no catch, no income during storms ...

North Luzon Airport Consortium seen to bag Clark airport deal
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
Michael Romero and Zest-O founder Alfredo Yao. Other interested parties included Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and Megawide Construction Corp., a part of the group that operates the Mactan Cebu ...

DICT moves to help subscribers unlock mobile phones
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is making it easier for consumers to switch mobile providers ahead of the entry of a third telco player. The DICT publicized a ...

Sta. Lucia Land unveils Lakewood Country Club
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
The picturesque view of the Lakewood Country Club served as the perfect backdrop for the recently held Family Day last Nov. 24 at The Villages at Lakewood City. Premier property developer Sta.

Brighter days ahead for Suntrust Properties
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
It has been a truly fruitful year for Suntrust Properties Inc. This trusted property developer is close to hitting its sales target for the year and has further expanded its portfolio with the ...

An extra hand for your construction, renovation needs
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
Despite the ever increasing preference for high rise condominiums, there remains a significant market for the traditional house and lot. For those who seek bigger spaces, wider lawns and the ...

Iconic, future-ready residential tower to rise in bustling Makati
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
In the Philippines, key cities and central business districts (CBDs ... premium grade offices, a hospital, schools, and churches, among other institutions. Clearly, there are benefits to living ...

Philippine economy to remain resilient -- NEDA
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine economy is expected to remain resilient amid an expected slowdown in the global economy next year, bouyed by increased spending on infrastructure that is already gaining momentum, according to the National Economic ...

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see U.S. security approval for deal after Huawei concessions-sources
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-14
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp expect their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies ...

BSP sees higher current account deficit for 2018
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
Likewise, the growth in remittances is also expected to ease to three percent for 2018 and 2019. Both business process outsourcing (BPO) and tourism receipts are expected to grow strongly. On the other hand, Lapid said foreign direct investment (FDI ...

Every part of this fully functional electric motorbike was 3D printed
Mashable - 2018-12-14
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 ...

Lululemon Calls Out Fake Account Claiming to Recruit Brand Ambassadors
YAHOO! - 2018-12-14
An Instagram account falsely claiming that Lululemon Athletica was in the hunt for 150 brand ambassadors for an upcoming campaign has been shut down. The athletic apparel retailer took to social media to denounce the profile named "Lulurecruitment ...

Amazon's likely multimillion-dollar disaster on Prime Day proved it's not immune from embarrassment
Business Insider - 2018-12-14
It can be said that Amazon had a subprime Prime Day this year. Though the company seemed unstoppable in 2018, raking in record profits and growing its share of the online-shopping industry, it hit a huge snag in July. The snag was of its own making.

Cop gunned down in Taguig
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A policeman investigating a robbery was shot dead by still unidentified assailants in Taguig City Thursday night, the Southern Police District (SPD) said yesterday. Police Officer 1 Arnel Taccaban, 35, of the Taguig police ...

Facebook Photo Leak: What To Do Now
Forbes - 2018-12-14
Facebook has become the latest company to announce a data leak after admitting an API bug left private user photos exposed. This is a major blow for the social network, after the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the hack affecting 50 million users only two ...

I Was Diagnosed with an Aggressive Blood Cancer During My Honeymoon
YAHOO! - 2018-12-14
For Matt and Dani Fontanesi, everything was going according to plan. The American newlyweds had just been married in February and were ramping up for their honeymoon that August. They would leave their home in New Zealand to embark on a coast-to-coast tour ...

Australia provides P23 million for agriculture recovery
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Australian government has provided P23 million in assistance to help Northern Luzon farmers recover from the typhoon that hit the country three months ago. Australia provided AUD600,000 or P23 million to assist 2,000 farming ...

Genetic analysis reveals brain changes that lead to mental illness
Upi.com - 2018-12-14
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Researchers say a massive genetic analysis of the human brain has yielded new insights into the underpinnings of psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. Scientists at 15 institutions analyzed nearly ...

Protest actions mar UN climate talks in Poland
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-14
KATOWICE, POLAND--As climate negotiators scramble to iron out the implementing guidelines of the Paris Agreement, environmental campaigners and activists from across the world demanded that they ...

Urgent Surgical Procedures: Does It Matter Who Is On Call?
Medscape - 2018-12-14
The aim of a study recently published in Surgery was to measure whether the individual surgeon plays a role in the variability in outcomes among patients admitted to a hospital for an urgent surgical procedure. The authors reviewed stored administrative ...

DENR hopes to make Manila Bay fit for swimming again
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
In December 2008, the Supreme Court issued the mandamus to 13 government agencies to clean up, rehabilitate and eventually preserve Manila Bay. "I accept the challenge. This is a very difficult order but we will still be able to harness the capability of ...

Manufacturing Summit 2018 tackles industry concerns
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-14
Integrated Micro-electronics Inc. (IMI), innovated their firm operations and seized opportunities under the Fourth Industrial Revolution in order to become a successful global Filipino company.

Canada caught between two superpowers
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-14
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday. TORONTO--First United States President Donald J. Trump ...

DTI brings Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Seminar to Australia
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-14
Among the viable economic activities and business opportunities discussed during the seminar were franchising, property investment and agribusiness. Meanwhile, Consul Emmanuel Guzman of the ...

WeSellIT.ph taps online platform for SMEs software purchase
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-14
The four featured Microsoft products on WeSellIT.ph include Office Professional 2019, Office Home and Business 2019, Office 365 Business Premium and Windows 10 Professional. Office Professional ...

Pinterest has nabbed Google and Alibaba's former head of investor relations -- the biggest sign yet that it's gearing up for a 2019 IPO
Business Insider - 2018-12-14
Pinterest has hired a key executive to lead investor relations as it gears up for the possibility of going public in 2019. The company has tapped the former Google and Alibaba exec Jane Penner to spearhead investor communications and manage shareholder ...

Obesity at fault for 4 percent of cancers worldwide, study says
Upi.com - 2018-12-14
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests. Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide since the ...

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