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Defense chief: US helped PH renew friendship with China
Global Nation - 2018-11-23
From the start, President Rodrigo Duterte wanted a "soft" handling of the West Philippine Sea dispute with China, and this paid off with the "newly found friendship" between the two ...

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who "shamelessly robbed" Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged ...

Mangudadatu bares P100-M offer to drop case vs Ampatuans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
COTABATO CITY--Maguindanao Gov. Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu on Thursday told Malacañang officials he was offered P100 million to drop the charges against those behind the massacre that killed ...

Lifting of mine permits suspension seen
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will be recommending the lifting of the suspension on the issuance of new mining permits ...

Love triangle eyed in chop-chop murder of Chinese woman in Makati condo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Police were looking into love triangle as the motive behind the gruesome murder of a Chinese woman by her fellow Chinese friends inside their condominium unit in Makati City. Authorities found the ...

Flood, landslide isolate town in Eastern Samar
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
TACLOBAN CITY--Flooding and landslide at the height of Tropical Depression "Samuel" cut off a town in Eastern Samar from the rest of the province and raised the specter of its people running ...

Marines kill Sayyaf suspect but woman, child dead in crossfire
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
ZAMBOANGA CITY--Three persons, including a 7-year-old child, were killed and three other children were wounded in a clash between soldiers and members of Abu Sayyaf at the village of Limaong here ...

Foreign buying lifts local stocks
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy-affiliated ISM Communications and PXP Energy slipped by 2.06 percent and 1.35 percent, respectively.

Phoenix raising funds via preferred shares issuance
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. is issuing up to P5 billion worth of preferred shares to raise funds for its expansion plans. In a regulatory filing, Phoenix said its board had approved the ...

Western Visayas PNP orders probe of killing of ex-cop with drug links
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
ILOILO CITY--The Western Visayas police has ordered an investigation of the killing of a retired police officer who had been linked to a slain drug lord. Chief Supt. John Bulalacao, Western ...

Diverse offering for PH market
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
It is for this reason that long standing property developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. created a variety of real estate projects that will cater to individuals from all walks of life. The company has ...

Holidays in the island paradise
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Long weekends mean a chance to take a much needed break from this fast-paced city and explore the many glorious vacation spots our beautiful country has to offer. Having established itself as the ...

Oriental treasures at The Peak
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
metalsmiths and assemblers who carefully studied each step to execute the exemplary design of Nao Taniyama Associates for the golden spire of the flagship building of GT Capital Holdings Inc. The ...

Environmental planners strengthen partnerships in 27th national convention
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Some 1,400 environmental planners from all over the country converged at the 27th National Convention of the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) held in Iloilo City earlier this ...

Christmas trees of art
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
During the holidays, almost every home in the world features a Christmas tree. Finding its origin in pagan winter practices, the tree is now often associated with Christian symbols such as the ...

Amazon reveals top-selling Black Friday items as sales reach 'record levels'
Business Insider - 2018-11-23
Amazon's Black Friday sale is already off to a roaring start. The e-commerce giant announced on Friday afternoon that customers are shopping Black Friday deals at "record levels" and that in just nine hours, it's already on pace to beat last year in terms ...

New Linux crypto-miner steals your root password and disables your antivirus
ZDNet - 2018-11-23
Malware targeting Linux users may not be as widespread as the strains targeting the Windows ecosystem, but Linux malware is becoming just as complex and multi-functional as time passes by. The latest example of this trend is a new trojan discovered this ...

126 families affected by fire in Taguig City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Some 126 families were affected by a fire that razed 87 houses in Taguig City on Friday, the Bureau of Fire Protection in Taguig said. Fire Inspector Miguel Estilles, operations chief of BFP ...

Paris hospital halts stool study after donor deluge
YAHOO! - 2018-11-23
Paris (AFP) - A Paris hospital which made a public appeal for stool samples for a study on intestinal diseases said Friday it had suspended the project after being inundated by donors hoping for an easy 50 euros. "We had to cancel the call for donors and ...

USS Abraham Lincoln CSG surface combatants conduct live fire SM-2 missile exercise
Upi.com - 2018-11-23
Nov. 23 (UPI) --Surface combatants from the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, including a cruiser and three destroyers, participated in a Live Fire With a Purpose exercise Sunday with SM-2 Block III surface-to-air missiles. The Ticonderoga-class ...

Competitive pricing key to Mislatel gaining market share -- Fitch
philstar.com - 2018-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Newly declared telco player Mislatel would have to compete on pricing and rely on regulatory support from government to carve market share given its few assets, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said. In an industry trend analysis, the ...

Later school start may help teens get needed sleep
Reuters - 2018-11-23
(Reuters Health) - Letting teens start school just 10 minutes later each day might help them get more than 20 minutes extra sleep on a typical night, a Canadian study suggests. While that might not sound like much, for some sleep-deprived adolescents this ...

How do we solve the health care problems that drove Question 1?
The Boston Globe - 2018-11-23
Massachusetts has a long tradition of collaboration in health care, exemplified by the passage of our landmark health reform law in 2006 that resulted in near-universal health insurance coverage for our residents. That effort brought together businesses ...

The CEO of Overstock.Com Doesn't Care What You Think About Him Or Bitcoin
Forbes - 2018-11-23
Everything about Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.Com, is larger than life. Standing nearly 6' 8" tall and weighing in excess of 250 pounds; the former boxer, martial artist, skydiver, PhD, Wall Street agitator and bitcoin preacher is not your average CEO.

ICU Discharge, Depression, and Risk of Dying: New Study
Medscape - 2018-11-23
More than half of former ICU patients in the UK report symptoms of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, according to a new study published in the open access journal Critical Care. According to the new research, those reporting ...

Amazon is encouraging shoppers to do something retailers hate on Black Friday
Business Insider - 2018-11-23
Amazon has a new plan to draw customers to its site this Black Friday. In addition to its usual slew of discounts during Black Friday and the days immediately following and before, Amazon is offering a different kind of discount. This year, it's offering a ...

What would a 'Warcraft' meets 'Pokémon Go' game be like? We may soon find out.
Mashable - 2018-11-23
According to a report from Kotaku, Blizzard is currently quietly developing a new Warcraft spinoff based on the hit mobile game, Pokémon Go. The report claims that many people at Blizzard, the ...

Why the Army Is Destined to Love Sig Sauer's M17 and M18 Pistols
YAHOO! - 2018-11-23
The new pistol is built with a more ergonomic configuration to better accommodate the widest possible range of hand grip techniques for soldiers and enable rapid hand switching as needed in combat. The M17 is said by developers to bring much tighter ...

Peer driven knowledge sharing means everyone works better collaboratively
ZDNet - 2018-11-23
Sharing knowledge about the business is key to an effective and engaged workforce. But how can employees share critical knowledge effectively to benefit the business? Enterprise Apps: The Next Generation Enterprise applications power the heart of business ...

Singapore ISPs ordered to block access to TV boxes preloaded with content apps
ZDNet - 2018-11-23
Singapore's High Court has ordered local internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to illicit streaming devices, many of which are Android TV boxes preloaded with applications that let users watch pirated content. The instructions were dished out ...

Real big thing from China?
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-23
"After the Tour of Hainan, he asked me if he could come back to the race next race to win it because he felt he had an unfinished business," Li revealed. Two weeks after the Tour of ...

SMEs are missing out on export opportunities
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-23
"Based on a scale of 1 to 5, the top reasons for not exporting or even planning to export are related to the entrepreneur and the business environment, specifically the government. The owner or ...

Abe Baonguis: 29 years of serving Unicef
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-23
and short stints abroad as well as with the World Health Organization (WHO). The Unicef offer came one month after he had started at WHO, Abe said. "[The] WHO was already going to renew me for ...

Quezon City provides free anti-shingles vaccines to elderly
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-23
The vaccination is to be administered by the Quezon City Health Department (QCHD) through the Barangay Health Center to senior-citizen residents, depending on the supply availability of the ...

100 years after the deadly 1918 flu pandemic, is the world prepared for another outbreak?
YAHOO! - 2018-11-23
It's been 100 years since the United States, and the entire world, felt the wrath of the influenza pandemic. With over 50 million people killed, including an estimated 675,000 Americans, it still remains the most impactful and dangerous public health ...

EU supports PH in efforts to boost capability vs cybercrime
Global Nation - 2018-11-23
The European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines on Friday showed its support on a four-day "Introductory Training of Trainers Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence." The training ...

'We are not robots': Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe are striking on Black Friday over warehouse working conditions
Business Insider - 2018-11-23
Thousands of Amazon staff members across Europe were protesting on Black Friday over the way the company treats its warehouse workers. A coalition of unions across Europe coordinated the action, and the British trade union GMB published a video of workers ...

Makati court firm on ruling not to issue arrest warrant for Trillanes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
The Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 148 has affirmed its decision not to issue an arrest warrant for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. In an order released on Friday, the court denied the ...

The US government is reportedly trying to persuade allies to stop using Huawei equipment
The Verge - 2018-11-23
The US government is attempting to persuade allies to stop using Huawei equipment due to security fears, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Sources claim that US government officials have met with counterparts in Germany, Japan, and Italy ...

SE Asia Stocks-Philippine, Thailand gain 1 pct; others lacklustre
Reuters - 2018-11-23
The Philippine index rose 1 percent, driven by gains in real estate and financial stocks ... Singapore Airlines Ltd gaining 1.8 percent and lender Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ltd up 0.8 percent. The city-state's headline consumer price index rose ...

Metrobank founder George Ty dead at 86
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) -- The banking sector lost a key figure today. In a statement, Metrobank announced the death of its founder, George Ty. "It is with deep sadness that ...

EEI acquires biotech company
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-23
EEI Corp. said on Friday it will buy majority stake in Biotech JP Corp. as part of efforts to diversify its business. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, the listed construction firm said it will acquire 60% equity stake in the Philippine unit of ...

CLI bets big on Davao with P12.6-B worth of projects
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-23
Soberano said in a briefing after the groundbreaking ceremony. Phase 2 will see the development of a mall, a hotel, more residential towers and offices for business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. The third phase will include the rest of residential ...

UCPB income slips in first nine months
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-23
THE United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) saw its net income slip as of the third quarter as it reeled from lower trading gains and higher borrowing costs. The state-owned bank reported a P2.91 billion profit for the first nine months, 4% lower than the P3 ...

PHL shares return to 7300 level
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-23
SHARES ended the week on a positive note, with foreign investors returning to the local bourse as US markets were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index found itself back to the 7,300 level on Friday, after ...

Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver
The New York Times - 2018-11-23
It may not look like much -- more cute toy than futuristic marvel -- but this robot is at the center of an experiment in France to change care for elderly patients. When Zora arrived at this nursing facility an hour outside Paris, a strange thing began ...

Many Who Buy ACA Health Plans For 2019 Find Lower Prices And More Choice
NPR - 2018-11-23
In recent years, some cities, including Memphis and Phoenix, withered into health insurance wastelands, as insurers fled and premiums skyrocketed in the insurance marketplaces that were set up under the Affordable Care Act. But today, as in many parts of ...

Metrobank founder George S.K. Ty passes away at 86
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-23
METROBANK announced the passing of its Founder ... In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Philippine National Red Cross, CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation and ...

Legarda files bill banning single-use plastic products
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Senator Loren Legarda has filed a Senate bill seeking to phase out single-use plastic products in the country by prohibiting its importation and use in food establishments, stores, markets, and ...

Metrobank founder George Ty dies
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
In lieu of flowers, Metrobank said donations to the Philippine National Red Cross, CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation and Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation would "honor his spirit of ...

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