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Tumblr bans porn to clean up the blogging platform
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- Tumblr on Monday said it is banning adult content from the Yahoo-owned blogging platform, which saw its app pulled from Apple's App Store last month over child pornography. Tumblr will begin enforcing its new policy on ...

Philippine Journalist, a Thorn to Duterte, Turns Herself In to Face Charges
The New York Times - 2018-12-04
The founder of an online news start-up critical of the Philippine government turned herself in to the authorities in Manila on Monday after a warrant for her arrest was issued over the weekend. The Philippine government has accused the journalist ...

People-centered climate talks urged
Global Nation - 2018-12-04
KATOWICE, Poland -- As delegates from around 200 countries convened on Sunday for the start of UN climate talks, civil society organizations reminded negotiators that their discussions should ...

UP regent under fire for suggesting violence vs Ateneo players
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
Students and alumni of the University of the Philippines (UP), including three senators, called on a member of its Board of Regents (BOR)--the highest policymaking body of the university--to ...

Tax-free status of health premiums
Inquirer - 2018-12-04
Anything outside of that would be illegal. If not for the eagle eyes of the labor sector that initially raised a howl over the adverse implications of RMC 50-2018, the unauthorized amendment of ...

World stock markets soar on China-US trade war truce
Inquirer - 2018-12-04
NEW YORK, United States - Global equity markets soared, then settled for cruising altitude on Monday after China and the United States clinched a trade war truce, while oil prices surged on ...

30 held for illegal quarry in Pampanga
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 30 persons, including three Chinese citizens, have been arrested for illegal quarry operations in Porac, Pampanga, according to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Personnel of the NBI, Mines and Geosciences Bureau ...

Abby, Joy, Isko among leading Metro mayoral bets in survey
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-03
There was a Social Weather Stations August survey with the same results: 67 percent preferred Abby to her brother. In the closely contested City of Manila, Publicus Asia sees former Vice Mayor ...

The man who predicted that Amazon would buy Whole Foods now expects the tech giant will soon be the world's fastest-growing healthcare company
Business Insider - 2018-12-03
It was only a matter of time before tech giants got interested in health, because the industry is massive and ripe for disruption. At Business Insider's IGNITION 2018 conference, New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway laid out which of the ...

The CEO of Charter says he's on the lookout for cable deals, and took a swing at Verizon's plan to disrupt his business
Business Insider - 2018-12-03
Charter Communications chief executive Tom Rutledge will look to buy more cable assets if they become available. "From an M&A perspective, I think cable is a great business. If there were assets for sale that we could do more of, we would do that ...

AT&T will no longer offer prorated credits when you cancel certain services
The Verge - 2018-12-03
AT&T will no longer offer prorated credits to those who cancel certain services before the end of their billing period, as spotted by Ars Technica. The change will go into effect on January 14th, 2019, and will apply to DirecTV, U-verse TV, AT&T Phone, AT ...

1 dead, 2 hurt in stabbings
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A man was killed while two others were wounded in separate stabbing incidents in northern Metro Manila since Sunday night. Emmanuel Tresballes, 31, died on the way to a hospital after he was stabbed by the 17-year-old nephew of ...

Toyota is testing its robot on 5G
Mashable - 2018-12-03
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 ...

A note handwritten by Steve Jobs about how the first Apple computer was 'a real deal' at $75 has been unearthed
Business Insider - 2018-12-03
A piece of computer history is up for auction. Bonhams is currently auctioning a yellowed spec sheet and two polaroids from the late '70s for as much as $60,000. The reason why these old papers could sell for such a rich sum? The spec sheet is handwritten ...

Workday surged 19% after earnings -- but Wall Street thinks its future success could hinge on a newly public competitor
Business Insider - 2018-12-03
Workday surged almost 20% on Friday following impressive earnings in its third quarter of fiscal year 2019. Wall Street is attributing much of Workday's earnings success to Adaptive Insights, the business-intelligence-software company it acquired for $1.55 ...

3 dead, 15 hurt in expressway mishap
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
BATANGAS, Philippines --Three persons died and 15 others were injured when their van crashed along the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road or STAR tollway in Lipa City yesterday morning. The fatalities were identified as Maxine Vivas, 17; Ma. Kristina Paula ...

Sandigan affirms malversation raps vs ex-DAR director
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has denied the appeal of a former director of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) office in Caraga to dismiss the malversation charges filed against him over his unliquidated cash advances amounting to P184,904.

WHO alarmed over high measles cases in Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is alarmed over the high incidence of measles in the Philippines, saying the cases could have been prevented by vaccination. "We are concerned with the situation because there are many cases of ...

How irrevocable is irrevocable
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
The past indeed influences the future. Actions from the former provide ripples felt by the latter. When things go wrong, you cannot go back and alter the past. Instead you can concentrate on the present and mold the future. In the world of taxation ...

MMDA to crack down on PUVs along EDSA
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ... reduction of traffic volume, engineering problems that cause heavy traffic and discipline among motorists.

No closure, but rehab planned for El Nido
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines-- After a surprise inspection in El Nido town last week, the Boracay inter-agency task force concluded that the world-famous island of Palawan faces environmental problems similar to Boracay. On November 28, the Boracay inter-agency ...

Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th
The Verge - 2018-12-03
Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with a ...

Women reluctant to take preventive breast cancer drug, study says
Upi.com - 2018-12-03
Dec. 3 (UPI) --Many British women wont take a drug that could prevent the development breast cancer over side effects concerns, a study says. Researchers from the University of Leeds in the UKpublished the findings Monday in the journal Clinical Breast Cancer.

Holcim spending $300 million to expand plant capacity
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Holcim Philippines Inc. will invest nearly $300 million to raise its cement production capacity by 2020. The investment will enable the company to expand its capacity by 30 percent to 13 million metric tons. "Our company believes ...

AEV subsidiary obtains P9-B loan for bulk water project
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-03
For the Apo Agua loan facility, the consortium of lender-banks is composed of BPI Capital Corp. as mandated lead arranger and bookrunner; China Bank Capital Corp. as join lead arranger; Bank of the Philippine Island, China Banking Corp., Development Bank ...

Grab Philippines teams up with IDOOH
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-03
GRAB PHILIPPINES is installing interactive tablets in its cars ... day-parting to synchronize the content with external conditions such as speed, location, weather and traffic conditions. Aside from projected benefits to passengers, Grab said the ad ...

Duterte: Police did right thing by arresting Satur Ocampo
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is backing members of the police who arrested former Representative Satur Ocampo. Speaking to media after an event in ...

DOJ urged to include 2 doctors in Dengvaxia complaints
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-03
The families of children who died allegedly after receiving the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to include two doctors as respondents to their criminal ...

Immigration bureau tightens screening amid influx of foreign nationals
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- Amid the rising number of foreigners in the country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it has been beefing up security and screening process at ...

CSO coalition seeks more partners vs extreme poverty
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A multi-sector movement has helped 10,000 families get out of extreme poverty since 2015 but seeks support from foundations, NGOs and corporations, saying everyone can help reduce poverty in the Philippines. Zero Extreme Poverty ...

NCRPO continues crackdown vs scalpers of UAAP tickets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-03
... of them during the first game between the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines (UP) on Saturday. "We will catch and arrest these scalpers wherever this series goes.

Duterte honors former Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago with Quezon Service Cross Award
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- President Rodrigo Duterte had nothing but words of praise for former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago Monday, as he conferred the Quezon Service ...

20 years after settlement, billions in anti-tobacco funds spent elsewhere
Upi.com - 2018-12-03
Dec. 3 (UPI) --Twenty years after 46 states and the District of Columbia reached a historic settlement with four major tobacco companies, the United States has seen an unprecedented drop in adult smoking. But advocates say the billions paid to states are ...

Duterte: No pardon for cops guilty of Kian slay
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- President Rodrigo Duterte would not pardon the policemen involved in the killing of a teenager in Caloocan. This, when the President was asked if he ...

PH debt balloons to record ?7.167-T in end-October
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- The government's outstanding debt further rose to a record-high of ?7.167 trillion in January to September, the Bureau of Treasury (BOT) said ...

No decision yet on Mindanao martial law, says Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-03
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he had yet to decide whether or not he would push for another extension of martial law in Mindanao. "The papers have not yet been submitted to me ...

Duterte backs arrest of Satur Ocampo, et al.; tags Bayan Muna as NPA-front
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-03
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he supports the police in arresting former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and 17 others for kidnapping and human trafficking charges. "I support the ...

Measles threat looms in Philippines as trust in vaccines declines: health officials
Reuters - 2018-12-03
MANILA (Reuters) - Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fueled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines. Measles cases jumped nearly fivefold to ...

The legacy of a great man
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-03
GT Capital Holdings, Inc., where he served as chairman emeritus and group chairman, is one of the largest conglomerates listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange. Under GT Capital are companies that are market leaders through their own right, like Toyota ...

Trump says China will cut tariffs on American cars
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
(CNN) -- US President Donald Trump says China has agreed to cut tariffs on cars it imports from the United States. Trump made the announcement in a tweet late Sunday in the United States, saying ...

4 convicted in P3 billion pyramid scam
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- After 16 years of trial, a Quezon City court has finally convicted four suspects in an investment scam that reportedly duped thousands of police and military officers of over P3 billion. The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch ...

China, HK stocks up more than 2% after US trade truce
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
SHANGHAI, China -- Chinese and Hong Kong stocks opened more than two percent higher on Monday and the yuan strengthened after Washington and Beijing announced a truce in their escalating trade war. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 2.24 ...

Philippine court grants bail to news site chief in tax evasion case
YAHOO! - 2018-12-03
MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine court on Monday granted bail to the top executive of a news website critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's policies after she was indicted of tax evasion charges, a case she described as "politically motivated". The ...

No more time to pass federalism - Zubiri
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 3) -- Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri said there is no more time for the Senate this year to pass possible constitutional amendments in the shift to a ...

Zubiri: Duterte's death squad like EJK
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri said President Rodrigo Duterte's proposal to create a death squad against rebels is similar to extrajudicial killings.

Rappler's Maria Ressa posts bail for tax evasion case
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
In the Pasig RTC's arrest order dated November 28, the court said Ressa violated Section 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code. In a statement Monday, Ressa confirmed there was an arrest ...

Balangiga bells to arrive in PH on Dec. 11
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- The Balangiga bells would finally return to the Philippines after more than a century in the ... that these are the property of the Church.

Satur Ocampo and others to face kidnapping case anew -- PNP
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- After posting bail for alleged child abuse, former lawmaker Satur Ocampo and his fellow accused will be facing a new case, the country's top cop said.

Mazda2 Java: The luxurious subcompact
philstar.com - 2018-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Just when you thought that you'd never find the words luxurious and subcompact in one sentence, Mazda engineers took it upon themselves to design just that--and it's called the Mazda2 Premium Series. The Mazda2 Premium Series ...

LTFRB to lower jeepney fare as fuel prices slump
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to announce a lower jeepney fare on Monday. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra said ...

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