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Congress to hold joint session on Mindanao martial law extension
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 12) -- The Senate and the House of Representatives will hold a joint session on Wednesday to deliberate and vote on the request of President Rodrigo ...

Treasury opens tap facility to raise more funds
Inquirer - 2018-12-11
The Bureau of the Treasury yesterday opened its tap facility window for the fourth straight week to raise additional funds on top of the P15 billion in T-bonds it had auctioned off. The Treasury ...

Chavit group files case against Mislatel
Inquirer - 2018-12-11
The venture between Ilocos politician Luis "Chavit" Singson and TierOne has moved forward with a lawsuit in a bid to disqualify the winning bidder in the third telco race. Digiphil ...

Long-term foreign investments continue record rise in Q3
Inquirer - 2018-12-11
Long-term capital brought by investors into the Philippines continued to grow at a healthy clip in the first nine months of the year, thanks to the sustained confidence of foreign businesses in ...

Salesforce is hiring its first Chief Ethical and Humane Use officer to make sure its artificial intelligence isn't used for evil
Business Insider - 2018-12-11
In the midst of the ongoing controversies over how tech companies can use artificial intelligence for no good, Salesforce is about to hire its first Chief Ethical and Humane Use officer. On Monday, Salesforce announced it would hire Paula Goldman to lead ...

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu tears into Republican colleagues during Google hearing: 'If you want positive search results do positive things'
Business Insider - 2018-12-11
WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman went after a Republican colleague on Tuesday during a hearing with the CEO of Google, citing negative search results about a congressman who repeatedly has been accused of making racially insensitive remarks.

Trust units told to maintain allowance for credit losses - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is now requiring trust entities to maintain adequate allowance for credit losses under the new reporting standards that took effect at the start of the year. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr ...

Drug is 'Game Changer'; Screen Cancer Patients For TRK Fusion
Medscape - 2018-12-11
The novel drug larotrectinib (Vitrakvi, Bayer/Loxo Oncology) that was approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration is a precision model "game changer," say clinical trial investigators. The drug achieved overall response rates (ORR) of up to 80% ...

Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube
TechCrunch - 2018-12-11
Google CEO Sundar Pichai admitted today that YouTube needs to do better in dealing with conspiracy content on its site that can lead to real world violence. During his testimony on Tuesday before ...

Season of hope - 2018-12-11
They say that Christmas is a season of hope. For those who have not been paying their taxes or have not declared certain transactions that call for payment of taxes, the proposed tax amnesty bill, which the government wants to be implemented by next year ...

EHR Alert Reduces Excess Cardiac Telemetry in Hospital
Medscape - 2018-12-11
An electronic alert embedded in the electronic health record (EHR) safely decreases the length of time that hospitalized patients are on cardiac telemetry, according to a study published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine "This study demonstrates a ...

Delivering a baby increases - then lowers - risk of breast cancer: study
YAHOO! - 2018-12-11
(Reuters Health) - - Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80 percent compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded. But the 80 percent-higher breast cancer risk is ...

Canadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening
YAHOO! - 2018-12-11
(Reuters Health) - - When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend.

Town waits for symbols of courage of Samareños
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar -- The residents of this sleepy town in Eastern Samar are just days away from realizing their dream of getting back the bells that had been seized from them as trophies ...

Google's CEO explains why a picture of Donald Trump comes up when you search for 'idiot'
Business Insider - 2018-12-11
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, and amid questions on competitive dominance, Chinese censorship, and privacy, one major focus of Republicans on the committee are allegations of conservative bias.

Google CEO: 'no plans' to launch Chinese search engine
Reuters - 2018-12-11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a U.S. House panel Tuesday that the Alphabet Inc unit currently has "no plans" to launch a search engine in China but did not rule out a future offering. Pichai had told senators in a ...

Megawide to build P10.1-billion waterfront project
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-11
MEGAWIDE Construction Corp. was recently awarded the engineering, procurement and construction or EPC contract for the P10.1-billion Mandani Bay Quay Phase 2, making the company surpass its target ...

Local rules for adopting new financial reporting approved
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-11
Among the salient points of the guidelines are provisions on the adoption of business models of trust entities, the assignment of business models for each client and the actions to be taken in ...

Activa to spur strong business growth in Quezon City
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-11
CUBAO, one of the oldest business districts in the country, is set for a grand transformation soon with the rise of Activa, a mixed-use development seamlessly integrates a lifestyle mall, offices ...

Digital Realty: The new reality in real estate
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-11
Because I was extremely deprived of sleep, having arrived just at 3 a.m. of the same day, I thought his business was named Digital Reality. Thinking it was a digital marketing company, I reached ...

Engineering giant urges the government to enhance infrastructure development
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-11
In the World Economic Forum Index 2017-2018, inadequate supply of infrastructure was ranked the second most problematic factors for doing business in the Philippines. As a result of the country ...

Online hiring up 25% in Oct. -- Monster
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-11
Other industry sectors reporting growth are retail (39%); logistics, courier/ freight/transportation, import/export and shipping (32%); banking, financial services and insurance (26%); and IT, telecoms and ISPs (23%). Also posting growth were advertising ...

LGU business permits in spotlight after raid on tobacco factory
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-11
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) said it wants an investigation into local government units (LGUs) granting permits to illegal businesses, following the discovery of unregistered tobacco factories and the proliferation of unregistered cigarette production ...

Steph Curry debates moon landing with NASA - 2018-12-11
Dec. 11 (UPI) --NASA has stepped in after Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry said he doesn't believe man has been to the moon. "We ever been to the moon?" Curry asked. The other players answered "no." RELATED Stephen Curry gets in car crash with ...

Iconoclastic, destructive leadership
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-11
Of course, in this age of disruption, where the world turns on its head with revolutionary technologies such as electric and driverless cars, ride-hailing transport, robotics, landing research vehicles on the planet Mars, and online shopping and banking ...

Duterte signs order for 'whole-of-nation' approach vs. communists
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Tuesday he signed an executive order "institutionalizing the "whole-of-nation approach" to fight communists.

Ressa, Khashoggi, other journalists named Time Person of the Year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
NEW YORK -- Time Magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence. The group, which ...

Puzzles, games may keep brain sharp in aging - 2018-12-11
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down -- but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the "use it or lose it" theory on brain health.

Drilon blames PAO for continued detention of inmates eligible for release
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon slammed Tuesday the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) over its slow filing of petitions for the release of 862 inmates, who could have ...

World stocks climb after US, China discuss trade talks
Inquirer - 2018-12-11
SINGAPORE -- World markets were mostly higher on Tuesday after the U.S. and China broached plans for talks to soothe a festering trade dispute. Softer economic data from Japan and China weighed ...

Arroyo, Andaya deny getting biggest budget for 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- The top two leaders of the House of Representatives cried foul over Senator Panfilo Lacson's allegation that they got the lion's share of the ...

Senate concedes it won't pass 2019 budget this year
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- The proposed ?3.757 trillion national budget for 2019 will no longer hurdle the Senate before 2018 ends, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel "Migz ...

Ex-AFP chief Galvez is new peace process secretary
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has a new chief. In a speech during the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP ...

Philippines signs labor deal to allow Filipinos to work in Israel
Global Nation - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Israel and Philippines signed a labor agreement that allowed 1,000 Filipinos to work in Israeli hotels, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday. The ...

Trillanes seeks SC ruling on Duterte amnesty revocation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV will question before the Supreme Court the ruling of Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 that affirmed the constitutionality of Proclamation No. 572, which voided the ...

Duterte to appoint Galvez next week as peace adviser
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez Jr. would be appointed as Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process next week.

Philippines stresses biodiversity efforts in UN confab
Journal - 2018-12-11
... of Agriculture (DA), Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Department of Health (DoH), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), and the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB).

DOJ wants state witness discharged from Espinosa drug case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the Manila Regional Trial Court to discharge Marcelo Adorco, former security escort and driver of self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa as state ...

Trade gap widens to record $4.2B in October
Inquirer - 2018-12-11
The trade deficit widened to a record $4.2 billion in October as the jump in imports, especially of food products, outpaced exports, the government reported Tuesday. This developed while the ...

House OKs draft federal charter
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed on third and final reading its draft constitution that seeks to shift to a federal form of government.

Rappler's Maria Ressa posts ?204,000 bail for four tax evasion cases
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- Rappler Holdings Corporation President Maria ... In the resolution dated December 11, the CTA First Division said it has approved Ressa's ...

Maguindanao, Lamitan City officials OK with martial law until 2022 - 2018-12-11
COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Updated 2:53 p.m.) -- Local officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on Tuesday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao until 2022, three years more than the president has asked Congress ...

Midterm polls voting time on election day extended -- Comelec
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- Voting time for the midterm elections will be extended to 12 hours, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez ...

Alleged drug-addicted Swiss woman barred from entering Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
The BI said Chrystel Canitrot, 35, who allegedly confessed being addicted to morphine, was denied entry last Dec. 6 when she arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 ...

Solon: Favored contractor bagged 30 gov't projects ahead of budget passage
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 12) -- A House leader has revealed that a single contractor bagged 30 government projects this year ahead of the current budget's approval. In a privilege ...

Alvarez, Fariñas point to executive branch for districts infra funds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and ex-Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas have pointed to the executive department for the infrastructure allocations their respective ...

Countries disagree about financing climate losses at UN talks in Poland
Global Nation - 2018-12-11
KATOWICE, POLAND -- Climate finance remained a major point of disagreement between rich and developing countries at the United Nations climate talks, as they race to finish the implementing rules ...

Sandiganbayan never said Revilla is innocent - ex-SC spokesperson
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (December 11, CNN Philippines) -- While the Sandiganbayan acquitted former Senator Bong Revilla, it never said he is innocent, a former Supreme Court (SC) spokesperson said Tuesday.

New bug prompts earlier end to Google+ social network - 2018-12-11
Meanwhile, Google planned to add new workplace-oriented features to enhance the appeal of Google+ as a "secure corporate social network" to be used inside business operations. "Our review showed that Google+ is better suited as an enterprise product where ...

P1M worth of illegally transported crude oil seized in Navotas City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) recovered in Navotas City two motor tankers with around 35,650 liters of illegally transported crude oil ...

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