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NPC orders Miss Earth pageant organizers to explain data privacy measures
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- The National Privacy Commission (NPC) ordered the organizers of Miss Earth 2018 to explain their data protection measures in light of the sexual ...

Duterte still trusts Lapeña amid corruption charges
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
NBI added, based on its investigation, Lapeña failed to issue a "special stop order" to halt the move of port operator Asian Terminals Incorporated (ATI) to release the shipment from China ...

SC forms 2 new offices to prevent judicial corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The Supreme Court (SC) has created two permanent offices to monitor members of the judiciary and "strengthen integrity and prevent corruption." In an en banc resolution dated Oct. 2 but ...

Senate to review bicam report on expanded maternity leave bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The Senate is set to review the bicameral report on the bill providing for 105 to 120 days of maternity leave for working mothers to consider comments of the executive department. Senator Risa ...

'Not advisable' to release drug list - PNP
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- It is "not advisable" to release the so-called "narco list" containing the names of politicians who are allegedly involved in the illegal drugs ...

PNP assures maternity leave won't affect efforts to recruit women
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- Extended maternity leave is not going to keep the Philippine National Police (PNP) from recruiting women, its spokesperson Bong Durana assured on ...

U.S. set to return Balangiga bells to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- The historic Balangiga bells are finally returning to the Philippines more than a century after they were seized by American soldiers form a church ...

Consumer group continues fight vs. jeep, bus fare hikes, files petition before LTFRB
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- The United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC) group continues to rally against the provision of a new fare hike for jeepneys and buses, a month ...

Tourism chief warns Palawan businesses violating environmental laws
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) --Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat warned Palawan business owners of shutdown if they keep violating environmental laws. Puyat on Monday said she ...

No typhoon from LPA, but rain expected
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The low-pressure area over Mindanao is not likely to intensify into a tropical cyclone, the weather bureau said Tuesday. But weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said the weather disturbance would ...

Gatchalian mulls probe on employability of K-12 graduates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is eyeing the possibility of conducting a Senate inquiry on the employability of K-12 graduates, as he also called for the Department of Education (DepEd) to expedite ...

Comedian Keanna Reeves arrested for online libel
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- Authorities have arrested comedian Keanna Reeves for cyber libel. Reeves, whose real name is Janet Derecho Duterte, was arrested in Quezon City on ...

PCA okays irradiation facility to boost coconut exports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has approved a proposal to establish an irradiation facility in the country to boost coconut exports as the sector continues to suffer from record-low prices ...

Climate change: Agri department eyes shift in planting season
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
After typhoons ravaged agricultural lands during the third quarter ... The agency would also develop around 300,000 hectares of land in Samar, Leyte, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Panay ...

NTC junks SEAR Telecoms' appeal to be 3rd telco player
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
SEAR Telecom was one of the three bidders -- alongside the Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Company (PT&T) and the Mislatel Consortium -- to submit documents to the NTC.

Various groups debate issue: Should Imelda Marcos be detained?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
Dwight Diestro, chair of the University of the Philippines Los Baños ... during the Friday promulgation of its verdict. Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde said Imelda ...

Bill creating housing department awaits Duterte's signature
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12) -- A bill creating the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature after the ...

NBI wants graft case vs ex-Customs chief over missing containers
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Port operator Asian Terminals Incorporated (ATI) was able to have the shipments released even though the manual alert orders were not lifted, allegedly showing forged memoranda that approved the ...

Duterte arrives in Singapore for ASEAN Summit
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Singapore Monday night, to attend the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related ...

Duterte to bring up sea row, OFW rights at summit
Global Nation - 2018-11-12
Yap said the President was expected to discuss with the other Asean leaders matters of great importance to the Philippines ... Asean leaders would likely take up the latest developments in ...

Group slams dumping of Korean trash in Misamis town
Global Nation - 2018-11-12
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- An environment group last week called on authorities to return the tons of trash from South Korea that it said were dumped in the Philippines. It also urged the government ...

Davao inks sisterhood pact with Chinese city
Global Nation - 2018-11-12
He said Huaqiao University in Jinjiang would be signing an agreement with Ateneo de Davao University for educational exchange. To support the long-term operation of the new direct Davao to ...

Back to the future with Sir Martin Sorrell
Business Insider - 2018-11-12
When Martin Sorrell quit under fire last spring as the CEO of the world's most powerful marketing juggernaut, WPP, he didn't miss a beat. "Back to the future" is where he told reporters he was headed. Six weeks later he was launching a new warship, S4 ...

School launches investigation after prom picture of students appearing to perform Nazi salute goes viral
YAHOO! - 2018-11-12
A Wisconsin school district is considering legal action after a photo of students appearing to give the Nazi salute went viral, prompting an apology from the photographer. Students are also alleging that their school routinely ignores racism. "The photo ...

Leni Robredo wants candidates penalized for premature campaigning
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo wants politicians who campaigned prior to the filing of their certificates of candidacy (COCs) penalized. "There must be a fine for those who campaigned prior to the filing of their COCs," Robredo ...

Foreign investments drop to 5-month low in August 2018
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows dropped by more than 41 percent to a five-month low of $752 million in August from $1.28 billion in the same month last year amid concerns over rising interest rates and slower economic ...

A Photo of Wisconsin High School Boys Giving a Nazi Salute Before Junior Prom Is Going Viral
YAHOO! - 2018-11-12
A group of male students from Wisconsin's Baraboo High School appear to be giving the Nazi one-arm salute in a pre-prom photograph that's gone viral on Twitter. The image shows a large gathering of more than 50 boys in suits with boutonnieres on the steps ...

Citron's Left covered Facebook short, still bearish on Netflix
YAHOO! - 2018-11-12
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andrew Left has covered his short position on Facebook Inc, due to its booming Instagram business, but is still betting on a decline in Netflix Inc shares, the activist short-seller told Reuters on Monday. "Instagram has really become ...

Man kills, burns mother in Negros Occidental
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- A man allegedly killed his mother in Sipalay, Negros Occidental on Sunday. Rolando Eseng, 42, reportedly hit Gloria, 63, with a spade and dragged her body to the toilet and burned her, according to initial investigation by the ...

DARPA, Army select companies to develop hypersonic missile propulsion
Upi.com - 2018-11-12
Nov. 12 (UPI) --A joint program by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and U.S. Army Operational Fires has selected three companies to develop and demonstrate a ground-launched propulsion system for hypersonic missiles. Aerojet Rocketdyne ...

Windows 10 rollout snafu: Day 37
Computerworld - 2018-11-12
Thirty-seven days after Microsoft withdrew the Windows 10 October 2018 Update from all distribution, the Redmond, Wash. company has yet to restart delivery. The delay has no precedent in Windows 10 and has gone on significantly longer than instances in ...

China's most advanced stealth fighter shows off its weapons for the first time, revealing some serious heat
Business Insider - 2018-11-12
China's most advanced stealth fighter showed off its six onboard missiles for the first time on Sunday at the country's largest airshow. A pair of Chengdu J-20 stealth fighters tore across the sky with their missile bays open during a demonstration flight ...

Intel Has Good News for iPhone Owners Who Want 5G Speeds
Fortune - 2018-11-12
When Apple dumped all Qualcomm modems in favor of Intel products in its iPhones this year, some fans fretted that might lead to delays for introducing speedier wireless technology. On Monday ...

Digital transformation in 2019: AI, robotics, and IoT to play starring roles
ZDNet - 2018-11-12
Digital transformation has been a high priority for many organizations for some time, and likely will continue to be for some time. But what's in store for transformation in 2019? Research firm Forrester Research just released a report with a number of ...

2 hurt in grenade blast in North Cotabato
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Two persons were seriously wounded in a grenade explosion in Pikit, North Cotabato before dawn on Sunday. Businessman Kim John Tañada and security guard Christopher Montecino were standing in front of a store along Colony ...

Megaworld profit rises to P11.3 billion in 9 months
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Megaworld, the Andrew Tan-led property developer, posted a net income of P11.29 billion from January to September, up 13.1 percent from the same period last year. The company registered revenues of P41.76 billion, 12.6 percent ...

Genetic factors link Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, study says
Upi.com - 2018-11-12
Nov. 12 (UPI) --The largest study ever of genetic Alzheimer's disease has linked heart disease and dementia, suggesting that controlling heart disease could delay dementia. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the ...

LPA to bring rains in Mindanao, Eastern Visayas
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The state weather bureau has warned residents of Mindanao and parts of Eastern Visayas of possible flashfloods and landslides due to rains spawned by a low-pressure area. The low-pressure area will bring moderate to occasional heavy ...

ICTSI bids P5 billion for 2 Iloilo ports
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Ports operator giant International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) of billionaire Enrique Razon Jr. looks to expand further its network in the country as it seeks to modernize and manage two ports in Iloilo for at least P5 ...

Jollibee boosts earnings by 26% in third quarter of 2018
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Jollibee Foods Corp. grew its net income to P2 billion in the third quarter, up 25.9 percent year on year. This brought nine-month earnings to P6 billion, an increase of 19.2 percent from the year before. Systemwide sales rose 26 ...

Stocks weaken anew as negative bias persists
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) weakened by the end of trading yesterday, retreating by 42.62 points, or 0.61 percent to close at 6,926.20. Likewise, the broader All Shares index lost 16.91 points, or 0.39 ...

US Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A plane of the US Navy on board aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the Philippine Sea while conducting routine operations yesterday. The US Navy said mechanical issues forced the pilots to eject from Carrier Air Wing 5 ...

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly pressured a top Facebook VR exec to drop his public support of Trump in favor of another candidate
Business Insider - 2018-11-12
Facebook has denied firing one of its senior executives for his conservative views. The Wall Street Journal on Sunday linked the departure of Palmer Luckey to a The Daily Beast report that he had donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group and to his ...

Biomarker panel can detect autism earlier in children using saliva
Upi.com - 2018-11-12
Nov. 12 (UPI) --Scientists have developed a way to pinpoint autism in children at earlier ages by testing their saliva, avoiding more invasive means of detection. Researchers found a set of 32 RNA factors in saliva that can accurately distinguish children ...

Chappy, the Bumble-backed dating app for gay men, inks partnership with GLAAD
TechCrunch - 2018-11-12
Chappy, the dating app for gay men, has today announced a partnership with GLAAD. As part of the partnership, Chappy will make a donation to GLAAD for each conversation initiated on the dating app ...

YouTube VR launches today for the Oculus Go
The Verge - 2018-11-12
YouTube is launching its virtual reality app on the Oculus Go mobile VR headset today, after announcing its plans in September. The app will be available in the Oculus Store, joining similar apps for Samsung Gear VR, Sony PlayStation VR, Google Daydream VR ...

9 Chinese face deportation
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport nine Chinese for illegally working as vendors in the country, an official said yesterday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Cai Shaoqiu, Cai Shengfeng, Tian Changsheng, She ...

MIT study counts PHL among those primed for 5G
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-12
But the biggest share of 38% were top corporate brass like chief executive officers and managing directors. "Respondents are somewhat optimistic about its relevance for them; 64% think their business efficiency would be increased by 5G and the same ...

Businessmen push measures lifting cap on alien stakes
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-12
FOREIGN business chambers on Monday insisted it will take more than just presidential orders to liberalize the economy, as Congress has to do its part in legislating measures that will lift ...

Government urged to consult with El Nido, Coron stakeholders before any closures
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-12
TOURISM stakeholders warn the government against an abrupt closure of Coron and El Nido beaches and urged proper consultations with affected business owners. "We have already been warning the ...

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