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Mocha tests negative for drugs
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Former communications assistant secretary Mocha Uson has tested negative for drugs. Uson subjected herself to a drug test at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday. "The result is negative," PDEA spokesman ...

57 arrested for drugs in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 57 persons were apprehended in separate anti-drug operations in Metro Manila in the past two days. Of the number, 47 drug suspects were arrested in Quezon City. City police director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr ...

Suspension of fuel excise tax to ease inflation
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The proposed suspension of the next increase in fuel excise taxes is expected to cut inflation by 0.2 percentage point in 2019 if implemented for the entire year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. During a joint hearing ...

Diabetes Linked to Increased Suicide, Alcohol-Related Deaths
Medscape - 2018-10-24
People with diabetes show higher rates of death related to suicide, alcohol, and accidents compared with the general population, with the risk particularly high among those treated with insulin, according to new results from a large Finnish study.

Tesla fell six spots in Consumer Reports' rankings of the most reliable car brands
Business Insider - 2018-10-24
Tesla fell six spots in this year's rankings by Consumer Reports of the most reliable vehicle brands. The publication ranked Tesla 27th out of 29 brands with an average reliability score of 32 points out of a possible 100. "Not only are our cars the safest ...

Southeast Asia's Grab inks prepaid card deal with Mastercard
Business Insider - 2018-10-24
senior managing director, Grab Financial, told Reuters. Grab and Mastercard said they hope to offer their card in the first half of 2019, starting in Singapore and the Philippines.

Chip stocks are getting crushed after Texas Instruments and STMicro warned of a 'softer market'
Business Insider - 2018-10-24
Semiconductor stocks slumped on Wednesday after Texas Instruments Inc and Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics warned of slowing demand. While TI shares were down 6 percent in premarket trading, STMicro's stock was down 8 percent. Shares of Cypress ...

Why dementia progression for Sandra Day O'Connor could be slow
YAHOO! - 2018-10-24
Support for retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is pouring in after she announced she has the "beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor, who is now 88, said in a letter Tuesday she's "no longer able to participate ...

Whole-brain radiation procedure preserves cognitive function in trial
Upi.com - 2018-10-24
Oct. 23 (UPI) --Patients' cognitive functions can be preserved if the hippocampus portion of the brain is avoided during radiation, according to the results of a clinical trial. Researchers compared hippocampal-avoidance radiotherapy with traditional whole ...

Report says certain cereals contain weed killers, Quaker Oats calls the study 'invalid'
YAHOO! - 2018-10-24
Two months after warning consumers that some food products may contain trace amounts of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is back with an expanded warning. In a test, EWG took samples of 28 ...

Leap Motion, a $94 million startup, has lost its VP of design as the company moves offices to cut costs
Business Insider - 2018-10-24
In 2012, Leap Motion was one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley, partially propelled on the strength of a viral video that promised that its technology could replace the mouse or the trackpad. Leap Motion makes a system comprised of both hardware ...

Top ways international students deal with mental health concerns
The Calgary Journal - 2018-10-24
Therese Ongcong, a 21-year-old student from the Philippines, admits she dealt with significant culture shock when she arrived on the Mount Royal University campus. "When I first arrived at MRU, everything seemed so big and I thought I would get lost ...

FDA OKs Personal Therapy App for Implantable Pain Pump
Medscape - 2018-10-24
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic's personal therapy manager (myPTM), which works with the company's SynchroMed II intrathecal drug delivery system for patients who suffer from chronic pain. The Medtronic SynchroMed II pump ...

Fake traffic enforcer arrested in Manila
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- A fake traffic enforcer was arrested for allegedly extorting money from motorists in an entrapment operation in Sampaloc, Manila on Tuesday night. Mark Leonard Arquero, 23, of Velasquez street in Barangay 95, Tondo, was a former ...

Pangasinan vice governor bet withdraws candidacy
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines -- Retired police official Paterno Orduña has withdrawn his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice governor of Pangasinan for health reasons. Orduña, 68, went to the Commission on Elections provincial office in this city at ...

How to Plan Your Retirement in the Philippines
Investopedia - 2018-10-24
On the plus side, medical services cost much less in the Philippines and you can buy local insurance or sign up for PhilHealth (the governmental health benefits). Don't be surprised if you are asked to pay for medical care at the time you receive it.

Cops slain in ambush get posthumous awards
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has posthumously awarded the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the rank of Kalasag on three police officers slain in an ambush staged by suspected communist rebels in Camarines Sur last week. The President visited the wake ...

15 Chinese, Taiwanese held for telecom fraud
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
CAMP FLORENDO, La Union, Philippines -- At least 15 Taiwanese and Chinese nationals as well as seven Filipinos were arrested in a raid on a warehouse in Barangay Medina, Dingras, Ilocos Sur yesterday for alleged telecommunications fraud. Agents of the ...

Duterte to sign law boosting campaign vs AIDS
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
The Department of Health earlier reported and warned as well that the Philippines had one of the "fastest growing" HIV epidemics in the world, with 57,134 cases recorded from January 1984 to July 2018. Joselito Feliciano, director of PNAC, estimated ...

Jeepney strike strands Valenzuela commuters
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 300 jeepney drivers went on strike in Valenzuela City yesterday morning, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded. Drivers plying the route of Monumento to Meycauayan and vice versa started the strike at around 6 a.m. to ...

Employers warn of wage increase repercussions
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-24
Representatives of almost 50 business groups and companies participated in the consultation. In the face of consecutive overall inflation rates that have lately been hitting multiyear peaks, the Associated Labor Unions- Trade Union Congress of the ...

Quezon City property tax hike gets Supreme Court nod
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has allowed the Quezon City government to implement an ordinance increasing the market value of land in the city and its corresponding real estate tax. In a decision released recently, the high court dismissed ...

PNP Academy chief sacked over oral sex scandal
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) director Chief Superintendent Joseph Adnol was relieved from his post yesterday after two freshmen accused three cadets of forcing them to perform oral sex as a form of punishment.

Automakers see up to 15% sales drop for 2018
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Vehicle makers and assemblers expect sales to drop between 10-to 15-percent this year as demand continue to weaken due to rising inflation and higher vehicle excise taxes. On the sidelines of the 7th Philippine International Motor ...

Italian officials fine Apple, Samsung over software that slowed phones
Upi.com - 2018-10-24
Oct. 24 (UPI) --Italian officials have fined Apple and Samsung more than $17 million for slowing down older smartphones. Italian officials fined Apple $11.4 million and Samsung $5.7 million because the phone makers forced users to download software updates ...

Global lead week of action calls for ban on lead paint
TechnoChops - 2018-10-24
It is shocking that manufacturers continue to produce lead paints for use in homes, schools and day care centers knowing ... have joined efforts to transform the market and show the business sense of removing lead from their paint production by ...

Chinese power firms eye merchant plants in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
POWER firms from China have expressed interest to put up merchant plants in the Philippines, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi. "They came here because we are inviting [them] to put ...

Ecop prefers hike in worker Cola, not wages
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
INSTEAD of a "disruptive" and permanent pay increase, employers are pushing for a more flexible compensation scheme to allow minimum-wage earners in Metro Manila to cope with the rising cost ...

Roxas Boulevard closed October 27 for Jesus Is Lord events
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
"We advise the public to stay away from the area if you have no important business there," Garcia said. Three lanes from Kalaw to P. Burgos (southbound) will be off-limits to vehicles starting ...

Stock Market 013: Horses and jockeys
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
But no jockey can "make" a horse win. To use the words "Philippine Stock Exchange" and "jockey" in the same conversation is to have people suddenly forget your name and number or ...

PHL sailors in turbulent, murky waters
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
Thousands of Filipino seafarers are now jobless, no thanks to "ambulance chasers" who are making it difficult for shipping companies to hire them. The 57,000-strong United Filipino Seafarers ...

SEC says on track for full automation of company registration system
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-24
In a month or two hopefully clean slate na, full swing na tayo on our online system," Mr. Aquino told reporters on the sidelines of the SEC-Philippine Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Forum at the Philippine International Convention Center on Tuesday.

Security Bank, PisoPay to launch remittance service
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-24
SECURITY BANK Corp. will launch a remittance service for Japan OFWs. SECURITY BANK Corp. is set to launch a remittance service in partnership with a financial technology firm for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Japan. In a statement on Wednesday ...

AirAsia aiming to become travel technology company
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-24
AIRASIA Group Bhd is aiming to become a "travel technology company," as the low-cost carrier announced it is working with Google Cloud to incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence in its business. "AirAsia has been at the forefront of ...

PSALM plans to bid out 8 lots to pay for some Napocor debts
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
THE Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM ... plans to covert some of its real-estate assets into economic zones. PSALM and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza ...

Mazars PHL sees triple-digit growth by 2020
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
"Just like our partners in other countries, we want to grow the business in the Philippines," Castagnac said. "We want to develop the practice and share with other clients the tools and ...

Senator says third telco player to boost work-from-home bill
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
The incoming third telecommunication (telco) service provider is seen to boost the implementation of the work-from-home law envisioned in the proposed telecommuting law under consideration in ...

China Bank Savings hosts DepEd Venture financial wellness meet for Central Luzon tutors
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
ANGELES CITY--A financial wellness meet for Central Luzon teachers dubbed "CBS DepEd Venture 2.0: Alay sa Mga Guro" was held at the Grand Palazzo Royale here on Friday. The program ...

Pernia: Allot bigger S&T budget spending, widen R&D initiatives
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
The Philippines has to double its efforts at increasing its science and technology (S&T) investments as the country remains to be the laggard in research and development (R&D) initiatives among ...

Breathing through your nose can boost memory consolidation
Upi.com - 2018-10-24
Oct. 24 (UPI) --According to a new study, nasal breathing can boost memory consolidation. Study participants who breathed through their noses for an hour after being exposed to a variety of odors were better able to recall and identify the odors than ...

Duterte confers honors on new National Artists, Living Treasures
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte bestowed the Order of National Artist (ONA) to seven individuals, and Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan to three others on ...

Policewoman replaces Go as Duterte's top aide
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has a new assistant. S/Insp. Sofia Loren Deliu was introduced by the President to the public at an event in Malacañang ...

Suarez files resolution backing Arroyo's proposal to withdraw from IPU
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez filed a resolution Wednesday expressing the sense of the House to back the proposal to withdraw from the ...

Where to with Philippine bilateral trade?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-24
This scenario assumes an across-the-board 25% hike in tariffs on US-China trade, coupled with Chinese "qualitative" measures that complicate doing business in China for American companies. o US: Under this scenario, the US economy would descend into ...

Swiss integrity
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-24
The conference aimed to strengthen both the theoretical discourse and the practice of corporate ethics. This conference is year two of a three-year event. The first was held here in the Philippines for the Asia-Pacific Region, and was hosted by Ateneo de ...

Capitalism and electricity distribution
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-24
Because of the Constitution. A related point, why financially-muscular MORE Power would go for legislation and take over an entire franchise area - which is very politically controversial and generator of business uncertainty - when they can compete ...

Villar-owned Streamtech Systems interested in 3rd telco slot
philstar.com - 2018-10-24
But Rio said Streamtech would have to search for a local partner with at least 10 years of experience in the wireless communications business. President Rodrigo Duterte signed on October 18 a law granting a 25-year congressional franchise to Streamtech ...

7th PIMS formally opens
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-24
THE 7th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS ... The 7th PIMS is sponsored by Petron, Metrobank, BPI Family Savings Bank and EastWest Bank. Tickets are available at SM Tickets or at the ...

Police Academy director sacked over 'oral sex punishment' scandal
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- The director of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) has been sacked. In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Interior and Local ...

Knocking On Doors To Get Opioid Overdose Survivors Into Treatment
NPR - 2018-10-24
Larrecsa Cox is a paramedic, but instead of an ambulance with flashing lights and sirens, she drives around in an old, white sedan. Her first call on a recent day in Huntington, W.Va, was to a quiet, middle-class neighborhood. "He overdosed yesterday," Cox ...

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