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P650-M rehab of LRT1 power system set
Inquirer - 2018-11-16
Alfonso said in a statement. LRMC is backed by conglomerates Ayala Corp. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. In 2014, the venture won a public-private partnership (PPP) deal to operate the LRT1 ...

Nowhere to go but up? PSEi keeps the ball rolling
Inquirer - 2018-11-16
Only mining and oil closed lower with a 0.42 percent loss. Property giant SM Prime Holdings Inc. was the most actively traded Friday as it gained 2.19 percent. It was followed by Metropolitan Bank ...

Who is Thomas Kurian, the incoming CEO of Google Cloud? - Business Insider
Business Insider - 2018-11-16
On Friday, Diane Greene announced she would be stepping down as Google Cloud's chief exec. Greene's replacement will be the 22-year Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian, who before resigning in September, was president of product development with the company, and ...

CHR warns schools on drug testing
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday cautioned higher education institutions (HEIs) on implementing mandatory drug testing on students. CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said they recognize the intent of the Commission ...

DOF Privatization and Management Office to sell 44 properties
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The privatization arm of the Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to sell 44 properties nationwide for a minimum bid price of P75.98 million in the next four months. In a notice posted on its website, the Privatization and ...

Laughter is the best medicine
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
Here is an old material I have kept over the years and which I feel is now important to feature. According to a study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help in the ...

Russians impersonating U.S. State Department aide in hacking campaign: researchers
YAHOO! - 2018-11-16
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hackers linked to the Russian government are impersonating U.S. State Department employees in an operation aimed at infecting computers of U.S. government agencies, think tanks and businesses, two cybersecurity firms told Reuters.

DOH chief appeals to all Filipinos to change mindset on vaccination
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Nov. 17 -- Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, during the 19th Philippine National Immunization Conference, stressed to fellow health workers and participants that vaccination has been proven to be the most successful and cost-effective ...

PNW woodlands will be less vulnerable to drought, fire than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests
Phys.org - 2018-11-16
Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling by researchers in ...

Rockwell Collins airborne radio certified by NSA
Upi.com - 2018-11-16
Nov. 16 (UPI) --The National Security Agency has certified Rockwell Collins AN/ARC-210 RT-2036(C) airborne radio for transmitting classified information up to Top Secret, the company has announced. "This NSA certification is one of the final steps in ...

Immigration nabs 3 Georgians with fake visas at NAIA
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration officers recently intercepted three Georgians at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for carrying fake Canadian visas. A report of the NAIA Port Operations Division (POD) to the Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene steps down, to be replaced by former Oracle exec
ZDNet - 2018-11-16
After three years at the helm of Google's Cloud business, Diane Greene announced Friday that she's stepping down from the role. She'll be replaced by Thomas Kurian, a longtime Oracle executive who recently left after reported disagreements with Oracle co ...

More Maute militants surrender in Lanao del Sur
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Seven more Maute militants surrendered in Lanao del Sur on Thursday. The militants turned over two M16 rifles, an M14, an Uzi, two caliber .45 pistols and a 9mm to Lt. Col. Ian Noel Ignes, 55th Infantry Battalion (IB ...

La Union eyed as poll hot spot amid killings
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is amenable to proposals to declare La Union as an election hot spot or area of immediate concern amid recent killings of local officials. In a radio interview, Noli Pipo ...

1 dead, 4 hurt in Valenzuela fire
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A 56-year-old stroke survivor died while four others were injured in a fire that razed a residential area in Valenzuela City yesterday morning. Rolando Angote, reported to have suffered a stroke recently, was trapped in his house at ...

3 die after drinking lambanog in Tarlac
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines -- A man and his two sons died after drinking lambanog or coconut liquor in Barangay Arengoren in Capas, Tarlac on Thursday. Edilito Sicat, 60, and his sons Edgardo and Jommel were pronounced dead on arrival in a ...

Bariatric Surgery By State; Temperature and Eating Habits; GLOW Trial
MedPage Today - 2018-11-16
Note that these studies were published as abstracts and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. NASHVILLE -- A deeper understanding of obesity and ...

Duterte is cutting short Papua New Guinea visit
Global Nation - 2018-11-16
President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his visit to Papua New Guinea where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings are currently being held. Duterte was supposed to depart Port ...

Imelda Marcos cites multiple health problems
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Former first lady Imelda Marcos cited her supposed fragile health condition brought about by at least seven ailments in her plea to the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to allow her to post another bail bond and appeal her conviction ...

2GO drags Chelsea earnings down 72%
philstar.com - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. posted a 72 percent drop in profitability ... compared to P152 million in the same period last year. "During the first three quarters of 2018, CLC incurred a steep upsurge in cost of sales and ...

PT&T brings 3rd telco fight to Supreme Court
Inquirer - 2018-11-16
Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (PT&T) filed a case before the Supreme Court on Friday in a bid to overturn its disqualification from the third telco race last Nov. 7. PT&T, whose owners ...

AFP cites economic, tourism gains in Mindanao due to martial law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-16
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Carlito Galvez on Friday flaunted the supposed economic and tourism gains in Mindanao because of martial law. "Martial law has led to increased ...

2 vehicles with No. 8 protocol plates seized in Pasig amid crackdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-16
Two vehicles with the number 8 protocol plates reserved for members of the House of Representatives were recovered by the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group in Pasig City on Friday.

Prosecutors question Imelda Marcos' alleged ailments, urge Sandiganbayan to order her arrest
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) -- State prosecutors on Friday urged the Sandiganbayan to immediately issue a warrant of arrest against former first lady and Ilocos Norte ...

Monkey kills 12-day-old baby boy snatched from mom
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-16
A 12-day-old baby boy in Agra, India, was bitten to death by a monkey that stole him from his mother on Monday night. The baby was being breastfed by the mother at home, when the monkey suddenly ...

Imelda Marcos: I missed judgment day due to 7 ailments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-16
Former first lady Imelda Marcos, who has been sentenced to 77 years in prison, claims she is suffering from "multiple organ infirmities" in her explanation of her absence from the ...

Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-16
The tropical depression could make landfall over the Caraga region on Tuesday or Wednesday, weather specialist Gener Quitlong said in a Facebook live update. It will likely reach a severe tropical ...

Wanted: Shuttle for PITX-Metro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-15
Shuttle operators may start applying for special permits from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to ferry passengers to and from the newly opened Parañaque ...

US defense chief says return of bells to bolster ties with PH
Global Nation - 2018-11-15
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, WYOMING--US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday formally returned church bells to the Philippines that were taken as war trophies over a century ago following ...

Probe killings of Ramos, sugar farmers, Duterte admin urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-15
Three government officials from Germany and Luxembourg are urging the Duterte administration to investigate the spate of killings of farmers and human rights advocates in the Philippines ...

Jeepney, bus drivers still required to get fare matrices despite impending review of new rates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-15
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has said it will continue to issue fare matrices despite an earlier announcement that it will review the higher fare rates it ...

Troubled Greek jeweler Folli Follie seeks bankruptcy protection
Reuters - 2018-11-15
ATHENS (Reuters) - Troubled Greek jewelry maker Folli Follie has asked for protection from creditors in order to finalize a restructuring plan, it said in a statement on Thursday. "The application for the granting of protective measures was submitted in ...

Mobile Apps Help Patients Cope With Pain
Medscape - 2018-11-15
BOSTON -- Increasingly sophisticated pain-focused apps for smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices are allowing patients to better manage pain, track personal data, and connect with their healthcare provider. Some emerging evidence suggests that ...

A startup uses data to forecast which companies are ready to go public -- here are its 16 predictions for 2019
Business Insider - 2018-11-15
It's not always clear which companies are preparing to go public. From raising venture capital to confidential filings and mandated silent periods, it can take years of planning before a company lets it slip that it has its eye on a big exit event.

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