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Can basketball save the world?
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-29
He and Hollander say there are plans to develop a textbook so the course could be taught at other colleges, or even adapted to the high-school level. Perhaps some who take it will go on to find ...

Huge volume not enough to lift PSEi on last Nov trading day
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-29
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi ... Lu, head of marketing and business development, of Papa Securities Inc. Total volume of trade reached P20.08 billion on 1.32 billion ...

SM unveils business continuity program facility for partners
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-29
Through the National Resilience Council, the private sector led by Mr. Sy has partnered with the national government to enhance the capacity of local government units for resilience. The public side is headed by Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana.

Photographer Maps Emotional Terrain, One Tear At A Time
NPR - 2018-11-29
When you first view Rose-Lynn Fisher's photographs, you might think you're looking down at the world from an airplane, at dunes, skyscrapers or shorelines. In fact, you're looking at her tears. The Los Angeles-based photographer's project, The Topography ...

Maria Ressa, Rappler face new tax evasion charges
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed five new tax cases against Maria Ressa, controversial president of Rappler Holdings Corporation, parent ...

1 killed, 6 hurt in North Cotabato 'rido'
philstar.com - 2018-11-29
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- A gunman was killed while six others were wounded in a series of clashes Wednesday between two rival clans in Pikit, North Cotabato. The feuding families, one led by Kusain Saligan and the other by Hadji Nasser and a ...

Grandson replaces Imelda in Ilocos Norte gubernatiorial race
philstar.com - 2018-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Matthew Marcos Manotoc, the son of Gov. Imee Marcos, announced Thursday that he will substitute for grandmother Imelda Marcos in Ilocos Norte's gubernatorial race. Marcos made the announcement on the last day that the substitution ...

Taliban attack in Kabul killed 6, including British national
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A brazen Taliban attack that targeted the Kabul offices of a British security company killed five of its staffers, including a British national, the company said Thursday.

Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
KIEV, Ukraine -- The Ukrainian president has urged NATO to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could further inflame ...

BIR scraps tax on health card premiums
Rappler - 2018-11-29
MANILA, Philippines - Employees will no longer be paying tax on health card premiums after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) took out this provision in its latest memorandum circular on Thursday, November 29. Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC ...

Teen accidentally locks himself in vault of abandoned bank, gets rescued
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
One teen from Hollywood, Florida had to be rescued by authorities after accidentally locking himself inside a vault of an abandoned Bank of America branch. The teen was playing with a friend when ...

Makati court allows Trillanes to travel to U.S. and Europe
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 on Thursday released an order granting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's request to travel abroad next ...

PH real estate sector sees continued growth in 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The Philippine real estate sector is ending 2018 on a bright note. This is an incentive for property developers to gain more traction because of ...

Former solon Satur Ocampo, 18 others charged for illegally holding minors
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- Former Bayan Muna House Representative Satur Ocampo and 18 others were charged for illegally holding minors and transporting 14 children from ...

No pardon for cops in Kian murder, Palace assures
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- Malacañang on Thursday allayed worries President Rodrigo Duterte may pardon the three police officers found guilty of murdering Kian delos Santos ...

Cops nab 8 foreigners, 24 Filipinos for internet fraud
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
Eight foreigners and 24 Filipinos were arrested by the police in Pasig City Thursday for alleged internet fraud. An initial report from the police said three citizens of the United States, three ...

Palace: No pardon for 3 cops in Kian slay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
Malacañang on Thursday allayed fears that President Rodrigo Duterte would eventually pardon the three convicted police officers in the killing of teenager Kian delos Santos last year, noting that ...

PNP: Order to reassign Espenido to Ozamiz City out
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) --The Philippine National Police (PNP) has issued the transfer order of police chief C/Insp. Jovie Espenido back to Ozamiz City, where he gained ...

Commentary: Should government enforce total ban on contractualization?
philstar.com - 2018-11-29
The Social Weather Stations survey on joblessness reported that optimism for more available jobs in the next 12 months dropped to 47 percent in June from 49 percent last March; pessimism increased by 3 percentage points to 15 percent. Those who said job ...

Senate vows to speed up budget work
philstar.com - 2018-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Senators have vowed to expedite budget deliberations so a new outlay will be approved before the end of the year, amid concerns a reenacted budget could result in delays in implementation of new government projects. The Department ...

Delayed budget passage to hit universal health care
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- No new government programs, including the Universal Health Care program, could be implemented if Congress fails to pass the 2019 budget before the ...

FEATURE-Breakfast at risk: Philippines tries to turn the tide on fish losses
Reuters - 2018-11-29
According to the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ... Through skills training and financial literacy programmes, they hoped to help fishermen and their families see "the real value" of their products and view themselves as artisans ...

Angara warns BIR: Recall order taxing health premiums, or else
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has assured the Senate that it would recall its circular imposing tax on health card premiums. If the BIR would not fullfil its promise by next week ...

Duterte explains why he did not appoint Senior Associate Justice Carpio as Chief Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- President Rodrigo Duterte skipped appointing Justice Antonio Carpio -- the most senior magistrate in the Supreme Court -- as Chief Justice despite ...

Joma Sison: Duterte wants counterinsurgency measures to compete with 'Tokhang'
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said President Rodrigo Duterte wants his administration's counterinsurgency measures to ...

3 Caloocan cops found guilty of murdering Kian delos Santos
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- Three Caloocan police officers on Thursday were found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Kian delos Santos during an anti-drug operation. Caloocan ...

Groups demand end to info sharing on asylum-seeking children
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
HHS and DHS are using information on U.S.-based relatives ... Harrison Rudolph of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law School says it effectively puts prospective sponsors ...

No word yet on who will replace Dureza as OPAPP chief -- Panelo
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- There is no word on who will take over Jesus Dureza as chief of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). Presidential ...

DepEd: Earlier Christmas break for students this 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- Students will now be able to spend more quality time with loved ones this upcoming holiday season. This comes after the Department of Education ...

PDEA chief admits failing to follow up on alleged shabu shipment in March
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief on Wednesday admitted he failed to follow up on a tip that a shabu shipment may have entered the ...

Suddenly, luxury stores miss free-spending Chinese tourists
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
NEW YORK -- There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists. For the second time in as many months, a big seller of high-end goods noticed that ...

PH to gain much from oil price slide
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
The Philippines stands to benefit from declining global oil prices of late, which are seen pulling down inflation in the near term, London-based Capital Economics said. In this regard, economic ...

BIR threshes out tax on health card premiums
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
In a text message, Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino said the BIR is reviewing Revenue Memorandum Circular 50-2018, which states that health card premiums are included in the computation of the P90,000 tax-free privilege on employee benefits and ...

BSP urges banks to strictly adopt anti-money laundering measures
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has reminded banks and non-bank financial institutions to strictly adhere to their respective money laundering and terrorist financing prevention programs. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr ...

PSEi ends lower as investors make a beeline for profits
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed lower on Wednesday as investors locked in profits. The PSEi ended the session down 0.42 percent, or 31.2 points, to 7,382.43. The ...

Health team fights measles outbreak in Sarangani
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
A medical team from the Department of Health, provincial and municipal governments and the Philippine Red Cross was also sent to investigate the outbreak at Barangay Upper Suyan in Malapatan town ...

PLDT tests 5G capabilities
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
The move comes as the industry prepares for the commercial launch of 5G by 2019, likely starting with business and home broadband customers to be followed by the broader consumer market as 5G ...

Restore death for drug traffickers, Senate urged
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Restore the death penalty, at least for drug traffickers. Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, who chairs the House of Representatives committee on dangerous drugs, made the appeal yesterday to senators, who have been sitting ...

Amazon is releasing a $400 self-driving toy car that you can program yourself - and it's launching a racing league to test your skills
Business Insider - 2018-11-28
Amazon Web Services, the retail giant's massively profitable cloud computing business, is hitting the gas pedal on its push into artificial intelligence in an unusual way. Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, announced AWS DeepRacer: A remote controlled ...

U.S. civil rights groups seek secret documents in Facebook encryption fight
YAHOO! - 2018-11-28
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two civil rights groups asked a federal judge on Wednesday to release documents describing a secret U.S. Department of Justice effort to force Facebook Inc to decrypt conversations between users. The American Civil Liberties Union ...

ACLU asks court to release a secret order forcing Facebook to wiretap Messenger
TechCrunch - 2018-11-28
Earlier this year, the U.S. government tried to force Facebook to secretly recode its Messenger app to allow the feds to listen into an encrypted, real-time voice call on suspected members ...

Tencent And Netease Mobile Game Revenue Rose 382% This Year (Analyst)
YAHOO! - 2018-11-28
Video game publishers Tencent and Netease saw their mobile games revenue grow by 382% in 2018, from January through mid-November, compared to the same time last year, according to analysis company IHS Markit. Their combined international revenues ...

Amazon debuts a scale model autonomous car to teach developers machine learning
TechCrunch - 2018-11-28
Amazon today announced AWS DeepRacer, a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car that aims to help developers learn machine learning. Priced at $399 but currently offered for $249, the race car lets ...

Starbucks says it is finally going to block customers from watching porn in stores after years of pressure
Business Insider - 2018-11-28
After years of pressure, Starbucks says it has found a way to prevent customers from watching porn in its stores. Next year, the coffee giant will introduce a new tool to prevent customers from viewing pornography or other explicit content in stores.

2019 will see 'islands' of 5G coverage appear across the world, telecoms exec says
YAHOO! - 2018-11-28
Speaking at East Tech West in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, China, Bruaset Kjøo said he expects to see "islands of 5G mobile coverage" to pilot and test what it can be used for. The new 5G network is widely predicted to transform future technologies ...

Government finally secures 203,000 metric tons rice imports
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
MANILA, Philippines -- After two failed attempts, state-run National Food Authority has finally secured the needed 203,000 metric tons (MT) of rice via the government to government (G2G) scheme after increasing its reference price. Vietnam, represented by ...

This man's 'beer belly' turned out to be a 77-pound tumor
YAHOO! - 2018-11-28
A California man is on the mend after having a 77-pound tumor removed from his abdomen that he thought was "just" a beer belly. Hector Hernandez eventually went to the doctor this summer to get checked out. His friends teased him about his beer belly ...

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 19H1 test build adds UI tweaks, fixes
ZDNet - 2018-11-28
Microsoft is continuing to roll out new Windows 10 19H1 test builds with today's Build 18290, which went out to Fast Ring testers. There are still no major new features in 19H1, but the latest test build adds more UI tweaks and polish, along with a bunch ...

Prosperity and happiness
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
I arrived yesterday from Malaysia after attending the ASEAN-India Business Summit which was chaired by fellow ASEAN Business Advisory Council member Dato Ramesh Kodammal. After receiving the Padma Shri award, one of the most prestigious award of the ...

Expired Noche Buena items seized in Quiapo
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Authorities confiscated more than P30,000 worth of expired Noche Buena items during a raid in Quiapo, Manila on Tuesday afternoon. Agents of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Regulation Enforcement Unit and Regional Mobile ...

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