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DICT confident third telco to be named before year-end
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-14
They are Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (PT&T), Udenna Corp. of Dennis A. Uy, China Telecommunications Corp., Mobitel Holdings Gmbh, politician Chavit Singson, European telco Telenor ...

Working on glasses with an eye to the future
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-14
"If you look at the retail business, brands are actively building their presence and this also a great opportunity to build the eyewear category. The Filipinos are more brand-focused and aware of quality," Vincent Cleme, Safilo Group brand associate ...

Redefining cooperatives: 1CISP ventures into retail
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-14
"As you know, cooperative businesses are highly diverse -- from food products to financial services, like insurance and even banking. So, theoretically, anything that can be produced or offered by the co-ops can be made available in 1KoopMart," Mr ...

First tourism business-to-business confab set
Sun Star - 2018-10-14
"Doing business in professional way ... Esgala seeks to add additional tour packages such as Atok for its cherry blossom, Philippine highway system and the cabbage rose garden. Existing tours included in the "Umali kayo ed Banguet tour" are La ...

Philippines to suspend oil tax hike to cool red hot inflation
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-10-14
MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines said on Sunday it would suspend the implementation of a further increase in excise tax on fuel products, set to take effect in January 2019, to stem rising ...

How are online merchants and intermediaries taxed?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-14
Innovations brought about by information and communication technology have dramatically changed how people behave and go about their daily tasks. As the number of computer-literate ... Thanks to the continuous development of innovative, disruptive e ...

Structural weaknesses in our economy: What to do?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-14
For example, minimum wages and the labor security provisions can be waived in exchange for the business to be a closed union shop, i.e. for laborers to be members of unions. This will allow for labor unions to support the Labor Code amendments for flexible ...

Bodies of South Korean climbers, Nepalese guides retrieved
The Washington Times - 2018-10-14
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides from Gurja Himal mountain, where they were killed when their base camp was swept by a strong storm. Two helicopters brought eight ...

Medicare Could Cost You More Than You Think in 2019
Yahoo Finance - 2018-10-14
Roughly 70% of Social Security recipients have their Medicare Part B premiums automatically deducted from their Social Security check every month, and according to Medicare those deductions are ...

Last Year, The Flu Put Him In A Coma. This Year He's Getting The Shot
NPR - 2018-10-14
Charlie Hinderliter wasn't opposed to the flu shot. He didn't have a problem with vaccinations. He was one of about 53 percent of Americans who just don't get one. "I figured [the flu] was something that's dangerous to the elderly and the young, not ...

Why I Wanted to Learn to Perform Abortions
The New York Times - 2018-10-14
A speculum. A needle. A tenaculum to steady the cervix. A set of dilators. These were the instruments I used when I trained to perform abortions in the 1990s. There was also plastic and suction. The equipment was all so hard and sharp, and yet the ...

DOJ denies allegations of pressure on judge handling Trillanes' coup case
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-14
The non-bailable coup d'etat charges were dismissed in September 2011 after he was granted amnesty by former President Benigno Aquino III. President Rodrigo Duterte, through Proclamation No. 572 ...

In crackdown, U.S. FDA seeks details on new electronic cigarettes
Yahoo Finance - 2018-10-14
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Faced with a proliferation of new electronic cigarettes and a sharp rise in teen vaping, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday sent letters to 21 electronic ...

Cop, 3 others slain in Cebu ambush
philstar.com - 2018-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A police officer and three other persons, including a bystander, were killed in an ambush in Talisay, Cebu yesterday. PO3 Micahel Cortes, 45; Jose Soroño and Dennis Patiluna were in a sport utility vehicle when they were attacked ...

4 Letran students to face trial for kidnapping
philstar.com - 2018-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Four Colegio de San Juan de Letran students are set to face trial on charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in a supposed hazing rite gone wrong. Jhulius Atabay, 19; Ferdinand dela Vega Jr., 20; Justine Mahipus, 18, and ...

Suspect killed in search operation in North Cotabato
philstar.com - 2018-10-14
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- A suspected gunrunner was killed in a shootout with police on Saturday, the regional police office said. He was the second suspected gunrunner killed in North Cotabato province in two days. Rogelio Ubas Sr., wanted for ...

Trump vows 'severe punishment' if journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudis
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-14
They include Japanese media company Nikkei, CNBC, the New York Times and the Financial Times. Bloomberg said Friday it was pulling out as a media partner, but added that it still planned to cover ...

Tech Stocks This Week: Falling Stocks and Buying Opportunities
Yahoo Finance - 2018-10-13
This week can mostly be summed up in one word: volatility. Tech stocks, in particular, saw some big swings. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite fell about 6% between Monday and Thursday but then ...

NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch
YAHOO! - 2018-10-13
MOSCOW (AP) -- NASA's chief heard one reassuring sound over the radio link after the aborted launch of a Soyuz capsule with an American and a Russian aboard. It was U.S. astronaut Nick Hague calmly relaying information in Russian to flight controllers.

C-Sections Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000. That Isn't Necessarily A Good Thing
YAHOO! - 2018-10-13
Nearly twice as many babies were born via caesarean sections (C-sections) in 2015 as in 2000, a new report says. Almost 30 million C-sections were performed globally in 2015, accounting for 21% of all live births, according to World Health Organization and ...

6 get life over 800 kilos of shabu
philstar.com - 2018-10-13
MANILA, Philippines -- A Pasig court on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment three Chinese and three Filipinos involved in the manufacture and transportation of nearly 800 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in San Juan City in 2016.

Global think tank hikes inflation forecast for Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-10-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Barcelona-based think tank FocusEconomics has raised its inflation forecasts for the Philippines for the next two years on the back of rising global oil prices as well as more expensive rice and agricultural commodities. Lindsey Ice ...

Twitter is facing an investigation over data collection in its link-shortening system
The Verge - 2018-10-13
Privacy regulators in Ireland have launched an investigation into exactly how much data Twitter collects from t.co, its URL-shortening system. The investigation stems from a request made by a UK professor named Michael Veale under the General Data ...

Hackers stole millions of Facebook users' highly sensitive data -- and the FBI has asked it not to say who might be behind it
Business Insider - 2018-10-13
Thirty million people have been affected by a massive hack of Facebook, with the attackers gaining access to millions of victims' highly sensitive personal data. On Friday, Facebook provided more details about the attack that it first disclosed two weeks ...

Bug behind stomach cancer also linked to colon cancer
Upi.com - 2018-10-13
SATURDAY, Oct. 13, 2018 -- The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 colon or rectal cancer cases in the United ...

Hackers accessed personal information of 30 million Facebook users
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-13
(CNN) -- Almost 30 million Facebook users' phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company's history, Facebook said Friday. The attackers ...

Comelec kicks off review of automated poll system
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 13) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday began preparations for a two-month review of the local source code, the human-readable instructions ...

Hungry Filipinos up by 3.9% in third quarter -- SWS
philstar.com - 2018-10-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of Filipinos who experienced involuntary hunger rose by almost a million in the third quarter of the year, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The poll, conducted from Sept. 15 to 23, found 13.3 percent or an ...

Costly Rehab for the Dying Is on the Rise at Nursing Homes, a Study Says
The New York Times - 2018-10-13
Nursing home residents on the verge of death are increasingly receiving intense levels of rehabilitation therapy in their final weeks and days, raising questions about whether such services are helpful or simply a lucrative source of revenue. That is the ...

How climate change will affect your health
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-13
Dr. Mona Sarfaty, director of the program on climate and health at George Mason University's Center for Climate Change ... in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University.

More Filipinos experienced hunger in Q3 -- SWS
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 13) -- More Filipinos have experienced involuntary hunger in the third quarter of the year, the latest Social Weather Stations' poll revealed Friday.

Trump rips up the trade playbook to take on China
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-13
(CNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump wants a deal with China -- just not anytime soon. After announcing a revamped trade agreement with Canada and Mexico last week, Trump reeled off a list of ...

PH wins UN Human Rights Council seat
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 13) -- The Philippines won a seat at the United Nations Human Rights during elections in New York on Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

ConCom chair: House version of charter is not 'real' federalism
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Former Chief Justice and Consultative Committee (ConCom) chairman Reynato Puno believes the House of Representatives' version of the draft federal ...

More media sponsors pull out of Saudi conference after journalist disappears
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-13
(CNN) -- Most of the news outlets that had agreed to sponsor a high-profile business conference in Saudi Arabia have now pulled out following the unexplained disappearance of journalist Jamal ...

Vehicle sales slow by 14% in 9 months
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Combined sales of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association Inc. (TMA) declined 14 percent in the nine months to September this year from a year ago amid weak demand ...

China Telecom, Europe firm join 3rd telco bid
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
NOW Telecom, an affiliate of publicly-listed company NOW Corp., filed a case on Monday against the NTC for alleged legal violations in the new major player terms of reference (TOR) which took effect last week. NOW Telecom questioned the insertion of new ...

Jollibee -- the 'McDonald's of the Philippines' -- is opening its first store in Manhattan as it gears up for its American takeover
Business Insider - 2018-10-12
"Jollibee has always been a taste of home for many Filipinos," Maribeth Dela Cruz, Jollibee Food Corporation North America's vice president, told Business Insider ... milestones in their lives back in the Philippines." New York City is home to 61% ...

ECC suspension of compliant Boracay firms lifted
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The suspension of the environmental compliance certificates (ECCs) of compliant establishments in Boracay has been lifted, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday. "In view of the upcoming opening of Boracay on Oct. 26..

New study links the age of a woman's first period to the age her son starts puberty
YAHOO! - 2018-10-12
New European research has found that the age at which a woman starts her periods appears to be linked to the age at which her son will start puberty. Carried out by researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, the study, published in the journal Human ...

Facebook: Latest hack exposed 20M fewer users than first thought
Upi.com - 2018-10-12
Oct. 12 (UPI) --Facebook said Friday that hackers compromised the accounts of 30 million users last month -- about 20 million fewer accounts than it first reported last month. Out of those 30 million, hackers accessed name and contact details for half of ...

Facebook just revealed that a huge hack affected 30 million people, and Wall Street doesn't seem to care
Business Insider - 2018-10-12
Wall Street gave a collective yawn Friday following Facebook's disclosure that 30 million users were impacted in a hack first disclosed in late September. Facebook stock was down by less than a percentage point on Friday following the news. Overall, the ...

File counter-affidavit, Trece Martires mayor told
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The complaints filed against Trece Martires Mayor Melandres de Sagun and four other councilors in connection with the killing of Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan and his driver will be submitted for resolution if the respondents will ...

FDA OKs New Molecular Assay for Blood Compatibility Testing
Medscape - 2018-10-12
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new molecular assay, ID CORE XT (Progenika Biopharma), for use in transfusion medicine to help determine blood compatibility between donor and patient for non-ABO red blood cell types. ID CORE XT is ...

CDC: Number of U.S. children without immunizations growing
Upi.com - 2018-10-12
Oct. 12 (UPI) --A small but growing number of children under the age of 2 in the United States are not being immunized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Friday. A report on a 2017 immunization survey indicates 1.3 percent of children born in 2015 ...

3 drug detainees die in Pasay jail
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Three drug detainees of the Pasay City police died due to possible jail congestion on Thursday night. Noel Corillo Albetia, 36; Edwin Ortillana Moreno, 25, and Felix Manlangit Yusores Jr., 33, were declared dead on arrival at the ...

Hungry Filipinos up by 13.3% in third quarter -- SWS
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of Filipinos who experienced involuntary hunger rose by almost a million in the third quarter of the year, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The poll, conducted from Sept. 15 to 23, found 13.3 percent or an ...

4 killed in Quezon City shootings
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Four men were killed by police in separate shootings in Quezon City since Thursday. Police have yet to identify the three fatalities, who were gunned down along Ilocos Sur street in Barangay Ramon Magsaysay. Probers said they were ...

MMDA: QC roads closed on Sunday
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Several roads in Quezon City will be closed to motorists tomorrow for the annual feast of the Our Lady of La Naval de Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced yesterday. The MMDA said portions of Quezon Avenue ...

Tindig Pilipinas rallies opposition candidates
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
The cousin of former president Benigno Aquino III is among opposition members barely landing in the top 12 of a Social Weather Stations survey on senatorial candidates.

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