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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 ...

Over 400 Google employees sign letter opposing censored Chinese search app
The Verge - 2018-11-28
More than 400 Google employees have signed an open letter urging Google to cancel an in-development Chinese search app, on the grounds that it will enable censorship and human rights violations by the Chinese government. The letter was published yesterday ...

Metals production up 11 %
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
"The decline in production was due to the lower mine output of OceanaGold Phils, Philex Mining Corp., and Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp.," MGB said. Gold metal price accelerated to $1,150.11 per troy ounce from $1,105.35 per troy year-on-yea

SpaceBok robotic hopper being tested at ESA's Mars Yard
Upi.com - 2018-11-28
Nov. 28 (UPI) --SpaceBok, a robotic hopper, is currently undergoing tested in the European Space Agency's Mars Yard. On Wednesday, ESA released an image of the four-legged robot navigating cragged, red-tinged rocks. SpaceBok was designed by a team of ...

Megawide bags P10 billion contract to develop Cebu waterfront
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Megawide Construction Corp. has bagged a P10-billion contract to develop a premier waterfront project in Cebu. HTLand Inc., a joint venture company of Hongkong Land and Taft Properties, awarded the EPC contract for the Mandani Bay ...

Watching My Patient Die, Remotely
The New York Times - 2018-11-28
When I first met my patient, three years earlier, a woman in her mid-70s from Western Pennsylvania, she had just been given a diagnosis of myelofibrosis. This disease is classified as a myeloproliferative neoplasm, in which a genetic abnormality revs up ...

Study: Healthy living during menopause can slow narrowing arteries
Upi.com - 2018-11-28
Nov. 28 (UPI) --Living a healthy lifestyle during menopause could slow the narrowing of arteries in aging women, a study says. The Journal of the American Heart Association on Wednesday published a study that followed women between ages 42 and 52 ...

Senate seeks to pass 2019 budget by year's end as requested by Palace -- Zubiri
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- Senators will do their best to pass the proposed ?3.757 trillion 2019 budget before the year ends, as requested by Malacañang. Senate Majority ...

Duterte plans to return Espenido to Misamis
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he will reinstate a controversial official. In a speech in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental Wednesday, Duterte said ...

Caloocan court to release decision on Kian delos Santos' slay case on Thursday
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- A Caloocan court on Thursday, November 29, will release its ruling on the murder case against three police officers who allegedly killed 17-year-old ...

Locsin wants tighter coordination between PH, China coastguards
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said there is a need to tighten coordination between the coast guards of the ...

Mindanao SMEs cite concerns
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-28
REPRESENTATIVES of small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in Mindanao cited the need for more government help in developing the farm sector and improving conditions for doing business during the last leg of the regional Sulong Pilipinas-Philippine ...

Online illegal wildlife trade: Species extinction at Internet speed
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-28
Aided by information and communication technology and now the more advanced and widely used Internet platforms, buying and selling made the business brisker than ever. The estimated value of ...

Cargill to invest P12.5B in PHL
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-28
The company is also marking the first anniversary of C-Joy, its joint venture with Philippine fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corporation. C-Joy is a facility that processes chicken for domestic consumption. "Jollibee is among our major customers in the ...

Bohol-Panglao International Airport: With a little help from Japan, PHL opens its first eco-airport
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-28
Already there are rumors that the "big boys" from Cebu and Manila would muscle in--if they had not already done it--to take advantage of the huge business potentials that BPIA would soon bring.

PHL deepens bilateral ties with Columbia
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-28
Both sides further committed to deepen their bilateral economic cooperation by exploring trade and investment opportunities in sectors such as information technology and business process ...

Philippines fintech business Voyager raises $215M in Tencent-led round
TechCrunch - 2018-11-28
As we reported last month, the Tencent-led investment in Voyager draws parallels with Chinese rival Alibaba, which last year backed Philippines-based Mynt, a fintech business started by PLDT rival Globe Telecom, via its Ant Financial affiliate. That sets ...

Villanueva: Amended Corporation Code can draw more investors
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
The bill amending Corporation Code of the Philippines could help attract more investors and create new jobs in the country, according to Sen. Joel Villanueva. "The immediate passage of this bill ...

DTI sees SME opportunities in ASEAN-India free trade deal
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-28
Among the potential trade and investment opportunities between ASEAN and India include sectors like pharmaceuticals, automotive, manufacturing, textile, and business process outsourcing, among others. "The opportunities are numerous between the ...

CA reconsiders order on intervention petitions on Meralco PSAs; favors consumer
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
The Court of Appeals has reconsidered its earlier resolution denying the petition of consumer advocate Romeo L. Junia for review of an Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) decision favoring Meralco ...

Global stocks higher after wobbly trading on Wall Street
Yahoo Finance - 2018-11-28
ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1 percent to finish ... Southeast Asian benchmarks were lower, with shares down in the Philippines and Indonesia. EYES ON G-20: World leaders are ...

Duterte wants Espenido back in Ozamiz
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday ordered the return of controversial Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido to Ozamiz City in Misamis Oriental. While speaking at the groundbreaking of the Ozamiz Airport ...

Camaraderie and collegiality at SC reign - Bersamin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
The air of collegiality and camaraderie among the justices of the Supreme Court is strong, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said on Wednesday. "They love me and I love them also," Bersamin told ...

Bersamin: I stand on my own personal record
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- The new chief justice laid any talk about his appointment as the country's top magistrate to rest. In a briefing Wednesday, Chief Justice Lucas ...

DepEd sets longer Christmas break from Dec. 15 to Jan. 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
The Department of Education (DepEd) released on Wednesday an order that extends the Christmas vacation for elementary and high school for the current school year. According to the order, the ...

Xi Jinping visit: Future China and Philippine economic relations
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
The official state visit of Xi Jinping of China to the Philippines produced a large set of potential economic cooperation projects that promises to be more than spectacular as the two nations face the future. 29 agreements and protocols. During the final ...

BOC steps up efforts to curb pilferage of shipments via iTrack
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
Weeks after initial roll-out of 1-Assessment, the Bureau of Customs is again stepping up speed on yet another program set to revolutionize its operations. Called iTrack, this geographic ...

AC Health, Ateneo to hold multi-stakeholder conference on UHC
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
More than 300 key personalities from the healthcare industry, private sector, and academe will gather to attend the first-ever Health Leadership Summit on Universal Healthcare (UHC) on December 3 ...

House to summon admin officials to explain PH-China deals
Global Nation - 2018-11-28
Lawmakers belonging to the House Makabayan bloc want to summon administration officials to explain the substantial contents of the economic agreements entered into by the Philippines and China.

Senate ratifies coco levy bill anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
For the second time on Wednesday, the Senate ratified the coco levy fund bill. Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, presented to the plenary the new ...

China critic loses bid to become Philippines' chief justice
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-11-28
"Because we will lose an area larger than the combined, total land area of the Philippines, we are going to lose a huge maritime space. We lose all the fish, oil, gas and mineral resources here ...

Measles cases in the Philippines increase by more than 350% - WHO
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- More than 10,000 measles cases have been reported this year. The latest count by the World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines office is 17,298 measles cases ...

Airport electronic gates to ease holiday travel rush -- BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
Filipinos arriving in the country this Christmas season might just be in for a surprise: shorter lines at immigration counters with the operation of electronic gates in Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, and ...

PH gets P35.1B in pledges to rehabilitate war-torn Marawi City
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
Development partners and multilateral lenders have pledged a total of P35.1 billion in financial support for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City. During the recent ...

China eyes Manila Trench as possible site for its underwater base
Global Nation - 2018-11-28
"China and the Philippines should sit down and discuss ... While China presents it as a scientific endeavor, the expert warned that the project still has military aspects to achieve maritime ...

Court of Appeals Justice named new Supreme Court Associate Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- Court of Appeals Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang was appointed as the new Associate Justice, Malacañang confirmed on Wednesday. Of the 11 ...

Almost 700 PNP personnel linked to drugs as of Oct. 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
Almost 700 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have either tested positive for illegal drugs or have allegedly been involved in the trade since July 2016, data from the PNP showed.

The Filipino dream: The role of vision and values in shaping the nation
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-28
Commitment to a genuine notion of citizenship was the call-to-action of Atty. Teodoro Kalaw IV, a trustee of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He identified three issues that cloud the perception of citizenship: the idea that it is a simple status ...

Duterte plans to declare whole Negros a land reform area
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night said he is currently looking into the possibility of placing Negros provinces under a land reform area to resolve "feudalism" in the region.

Two involved in multi-billion shabu shipment surrender
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- Two persons allegedly involved in the two multi-billion shabu shipments that allegedly entered the country surrendered and is now under the Senate's ...

Arroyo sees no conflict in Philippines' friendship with both U.S. and China
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- Amid an ongoing trade spat between the United States and China, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sees no problem in the Philippines maintaining ...

Duterte appoints Bersamin as next Chief Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Justice Lucas Bersamin as the 25th Chief Justice. It was confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on ...

Duterte on order to deploy more troops: I will not declare nationwide martial law
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- The President assured he will not declare martial law nationwide following criticisms of a recent order to deploy more soldiers to several provinces.

Google Tweaks Email Program That Assumed An Investor Was Male
NPR - 2018-11-28
If someone were to tell you they have a meeting with an investor next week, would you assume that investor was a man? The artificially intelligent Smart Compose feature of Google's Gmail did and, after the problem was discovered, the predictive text tool ...

CA panel recommends Locsin's appointment as foreign affairs chief
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- A Commission on Appointments (CA) panel on Wednesday recommended the appointment of Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr. as the new Foreign Affairs ...

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