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Traslacion 2019 prayer stations to have life-size replicas of Black Nazarene
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-14
Life-size replicas of the Black Nazarene image will be placed in the prayer stations along the route of Traslacion 2019 for the veneration of devotees, a church official said on Wednesday.

Imee Marcos: Remove restrictions on calamity fund use in emergencies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-14
Remove the restrictions on the use of calamity funds by local government units (LGUs) in times of calamities and emergencies, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos urged the government on Wednesday.

Energy firms dive in Asia after oil slump, broader markets slip - 2018-11-14
HONG KONG -- Asian energy firms took another battering on Wednesday after oil prices suffered their worst day in three years, while the region's equity markets fell into negative territory. The pound enjoyed some support after Britain and the EU said they ...

DENR vows swift action vs garbage shipment - 2018-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to take swift action in connection with 51,000 tons of garbage that arrived from South Korea. The Environmental Management Bureau said the shipment, which was ...

Duterte to China: Tell us the 'kind of behavior' to take in South China Sea
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday asked China about what it wants the Code of Conduct (COC) in the disputed South China Sea to contain.

Stocks fall to 4-week low ahead of BSP rate meeting - 2018-11-14
On the other hand, Ayala-led Globe gained 4.3 percent, LT Group, too was up by 1.2 percent and Megaworld rose 1.1 percent. These three big companies had the highest gains yesterday after booking strong nine-month results. Piper Chaucer Tan of Philstocks ...

Asean, China hopeful sea code will be completed by 2019
Global Nation - 2018-11-14
SINGAPORE -- Members states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China are hopeful that the single draft document to negotiate the code of conduct (COC) in the South China ...

Grace Poe to MIAA: Compel Xiamen Air to pay up - 2018-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Almost three months after the Xiamen Air runway mishap, Sen. Grace Poe wants the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to pressure the airline to fully pay its penalties to the government. Poe, who was the guest speaker at ...

Group wants fare hikes revoked - 2018-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A commuter group filed on Monday a petition before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) seeking to revoke the new minimum fare for commuter buses and jeepneys in the wake of price rollbacks on fuel products.

Martial law detainee Osmeña wants house arrest for Imelda Marcos
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Former Senator Serge Osmeña, who was imprisoned during the imposition of martial law by the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, wants his widow ...

Gov't employees to get 14th month pay starting tomorrow
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Good news for government employees! Starting November 15, government employees will receive their 14th month pay, the Department of Budget and ...

US Defense Secretary Mattis to lead ceremony for return of Balangiga Bells
Global Nation - 2018-11-14
The United States on Wednesday said it will start the process of handing back the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines. US Defense Secretary James Mattis will lead a ceremony in Wyoming to start the ...

The 2018 MVP Bossing Awards
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-14
"With this award, we affirm in history that Mr. Ty is--and will always be--an authority in Philippine banking," the younger Ty said proudly. "On behalf of our lifetime awardee Dr. George S.K. Ty, and my family members who are with me this ...

DFA warns Filipinos in Israel to avoid public places
Global Nation - 2018-11-14
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday called on Filipinos in Israel to take precautionary measures following the escalation of violence between the Israeli military and Palestinian ...

Robredo trust rating drops 2 points in SWS September survey
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-14
The trust rating of Vice President Leni Robredo slightly drops from 40 percent to 38 percent in the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). According to the survey ...

Comelec to release list of party-list groups, nominees - 2018-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- In the wake of criticisms, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will publish its list of party-list organizations and their respective nominees before the May 2019 midterm polls, an official said yesterday. Comelec Commissioner ...

LPA could enter PAR and intensify into a storm -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-14
The state weather bureau is tracking two low pressure areas (LPAs), one of which could intensify into a storm in the coming days. The LPA inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR ...

Budget chief: Duterte OKs fuel excise tax suspension next year
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation to suspend the additional fuel excise tax in 2019, Budget Secretary Ben Diokno said.

Duterte skips Asean-Aus breakfast summit
Global Nation - 2018-11-14
SINGAPORE -- President Rodrigo Duterte skipped the Asean-Australia Informal Breakfast Summit, the first event for Southeast Asian leaders during the second day of the 33rd Asean Summit here.

Duterte: PH committed to finish South China Sea code of conduct early
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte promised Southeast Asian leaders on Tuesday that the Philippines will work on finishing the Code of Conduct (COC) in the ...

Lopez: Asean trade ministers ink e-commerce deal
Global Nation - 2018-11-14
Trade leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) signed an agreement to boost trans-border electronic commerce transactions in the region. The Asean Agreement on Electronic ...

ASEAN chair: 'Multilateral cooperation' urgent to address climate change, other regional threats
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- The chairman of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit called for urgent multilateral cooperation to address regional issues ...

The selfless servant
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-14
Born in Manila on Nov. 14, 1939, the now 79-year-old patriot finished his elementary and high school education in New York City ... Free Trade Agreement (FTA). On advancing national security, Mr. del Rosario made the West Philippine Sea issue a foreign ...

The measure of a patriot
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-14
Ateneo de Manila University, which has awarded Mr. del Rosario a doctorate ... This was merely the first of such incidents as later he led more repatriations of Filipinos in the Middle East -- Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Egypt, in particular -- throughout ...

Leading a transformation
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-14
del Rosario graced a testimonial luncheon organized in behalf of him by the nonprofit Makati Business Club (MBC), along with the American Chamber of Commerce, Bankers Association of the Philippines, Chamber of Mines, Financial Executives Institute of the ...

U.S. to continue aid for Marawi
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- Amid threats of steep budget cuts on its foreign aid, the U.S. government will continue to fund development projects in Mindanao, particularly for ...

2 more bodies recovered from Mountain Province landslide - 2018-11-13
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines -- Two more bodies were pulled out of the mountain rubble in Natonin, Mountain Province yesterday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 20. Authorities said a left leg, a left arm and human intestines were also ...

Life insurance is an expenditure
Inquirer - 2018-11-13
Question: Why does a person need to buy life insurance when it is just an expense for an item that you cannot see nor enjoy, and which further eats into the many other things that I have to budget ...

2 hurt as hearse hits dump truck in Quezon City - 2018-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Two people were injured when a funeral hearse slammed into a dump truck in Quezon City at past midnight yesterday. The mishap between the hearse and a 12-wheeler truck transpired along Quezon Avenue at around 12:30 a.m., Quezon City ...

Probably no handcuffs for Imelda Marcos on her arrest - PNP chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
And we do not intend to give anybody special treatment.] At a press briefing on Monday, Albayalde said the advanced age and health of Marcos would be considered in her possible arrest. Critics ...

Duterte promotes Oplan Tokhang brains - 2018-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- A police official who is one of the brains behind the controversial anti-illegal drug program Oplan Tokhang has been promoted to three-star rank. Director Camilo Cascolan was promoted to deputy director general last Oct. 31 ...

Juul Takes Most E-Cigarette Flavors From Stores, Cuts Social Media
The New York Times - 2018-11-13
WASHINGTON -- Facing mounting government pressure and a public backlash over the epidemic of teenage vaping, Juul Labs announced on Tuesday that it would stop selling most of its flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores and would discontinue its social ...

He Never Smoked a Day in His Life. At 28, He Was Diagnosed With Lung Cancer.
YAHOO! - 2018-11-13
Stephen Huff grew up living and breathing baseball in Tennessee. He earned a college scholarship to as a pitcher to Austin Peay State University, where he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox. He was the epitome of health. "Growing up as an athlete and ...

Take a look inside a gorgeous inventor's paradise in a remote part of Brooklyn that used to be a deserted, rotted-out machine shop
Business Insider - 2018-11-13
An inventor's treasure trove lies tucked away in a remote part of Brooklyn. New Lab, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is an oasis for artists, engineers and entrepreneurs, serving as a hub where they can quickly mockup products and test their ideas. The two-year ...

Nigerian firm takes blame for routing Google traffic through China
Reuters - 2018-11-13
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nigerian internet provider Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that caused some Google traffic to be temporarily misrouted through China, saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade.

Microsoft re-releases Windows Server 2019
ZDNet - 2018-11-13
After pulling its Windows 10 October 2018 Update (also known as 1809) and Windows Server 2019/1809 feature updates at the start of October, Microsoft is re-releasing them to mainstream users starting today, November 13. The updated versions include fixes ...

New study links high body mass index to depression - 2018-11-13
Nov. 13 (UPI) --A recent study presents strong evidence that higher body mass index can cause depression. Researchers from the University of South Australia published a study detailing these findings in the International Journal of Epidemiology. They ...

China's Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?
NPR - 2018-11-13
China has done a ton of building in the developing world. Over the last two decades, it's financed and built bridges, hospitals, roads, railways, airports and seaports -- many billions of dollars' worth and counting. "China has recently become a major ...

Sotto, Recto welcome impending return of Balangiga bells
Global Nation - 2018-11-13
Two senators on Tuesday hailed the impending return of the Balangiga bells, which American soldiers took away in 1901 as trophies during the Philippine-American War. "It is about time," Senate ...

Exclusive: Dell taps banks to raise more cash for tracking stock offer - sources
Reuters - 2018-11-13
(Reuters) - Dell Technologies Inc (DVMT.N) is working with investment banks to add more cash to a $21.7 billion offer to buy back a "tracking stock" tied to its software company VMware Inc (VMW.N) following investor opposition, people familiar with the ...

Building windows powered by algorithms: View launches SmartProtect, an IoT security system for smart windows
ZDNet - 2018-11-13
View, which makes dynamic windows for smart buildings, launched View SmartProtect, a physical security system that notifies building managers when there's a glass breakage. View SmartProtect uses Microsoft Azure's IoT service and Azure Digital Twins to ...

EU court: Taste cannot be copyrighted - 2018-11-13
Nov. 13 (UPI) --The taste of food cannot be copyrighted, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday -- in the case of a Dutch cheese maker that sued a competitor for infringement. Levola, the maker of the cheese product Heksenkaas, which means "witches ...

Earnings of Gotianun-led FDC surge in 3 rd quarter
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-13
FILINVEST Development Corp. is set to invest $200 million in the Filinvest Mimosa+Leisure estate, which will house a casino, lifestyle mall, hotel, and events venue. -- FILINVEST LAND, INC. FILINVEST Development Corp. (FDC) reported a 68% growth in ...

Baguilat welcomes probe into alleged corruption in Ifugao infra projects - 2018-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Rep. Teddy Baguilat (Ifugao) on Tuesday lauded the move of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission's moves to "put a stop to corruption in the bidding for public infrastructure projects." The statement was prompted by a Tuesday ...

Government nixes Sear Telecom, PT&T appeal
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-13
Sear Telecommunications Inc. and Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) confirmed that they both received the notices from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for their ...

PCC: Draft common tower policy is anti-competitive
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-13
"The PCC emphasizes that entry or potential entry to the market ensures the existence of competitive pressure, which drives the business to be more efficient, aggressive and innovative for the benefit of consumers," it said. It noted that the purpose ...

'Viral' EDSA footbridge opens on Nov. 15, but expert says it's not safe
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- The controversial footbridge across EDSA in Kamuning, Quezon City will open on November 15, despite widespread criticisms from pedestrians and experts.

Lazada calls on SMEs to be part of growing PHL e-commerce
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-13
"SMEs need help to be onboard and scale up quickly. [And] Lazada empowers and educates sellers, and helps them to grow their business online. Lazada is empowering and extending the reach of ...

Southeast Asian summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-13
Speaking at a business conference on the sidelines of the Asean summit, Li, the Chinese premier, compared "rising unilateralism and protectionism," uncertainties and other destabilizing ...

How one family built $8-billion start-up far from Silicon Valley
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-13
Now Ryan and Jared Smith are selling Qualtrics International Inc. to European giant SAP SE ... multiple rounds of outsized funding. After college, Ryan said he wanted adventure and went to South ...

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