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Court junks NOW Telco's stay order petition on 3rd telco process
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- The selection for the third major telecommunications player will remain unimpeded after the court junks a temporary restraining order filed by a ...

Rebuilding of Marawi ground zero to start on 'liberation' anniversary
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Reconstruction in the ravaged areas of war-torn Marawi will start on October 17, the first anniversary of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of ...

Carpio accepts Chief Justice nomination
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio accepted his automatic nomination as the country's next top magistrate on Friday. "I sent my acceptance ...

Paolo Duterte formalizes bid for Congress seat
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Presidential son Paolo Duterte will gun for a seat in Congress next year. On Friday, Paolo filed his certificate of candidacy to run as representative of Davao City's first district. He was accompanied by his sister Davao City Mayor ...

State-run China Telecom secures bid documents for 3rd major telco
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
This is the second foreign company to show interest in challenging the dominance of Globe Telecom and PLDT-Smart. Norway's Telenor was the first foreign firm to buy bid documents. DICT announced ...

Set yourself up for success: Goal-setting for wellness
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
With any grand adventure into the unknown, the smart traveler carries with them a map to guide them to their destination. In business, teams conduct studies and build out strategy plans before launching new projects. When the destination is clear ...

DENR lifts ECC suspension for compliant Boracay establishments
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
The suspension was intended to give the Department of Environment and Natural Resources time to review business compliance to both local and national laws. Shortly after lifting the suspension, Mr. Cimatu said that "the EMB Regional Office 6 shall ...

Why are children going hungry as the Philippine economy grows?
Al Jazeera English - 2018-10-12
Manila, Philippines - In Tondo, Manila's largest slum, children root around in the garbage, looking for old chicken to boil and eat. Life in Tondo, an area more than 100,000 call home, centres around a dump where families make what they can by sorting ...

Former police chief Bato Dela Rosa files candidacy for senator
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Former Philippine National Police Chief Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa is officially in the running for the Senate. Dela Rosa filed his certificate of ...

Duterte names Faeldon BuCor chief
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Nicanor Faeldon may soon head the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). President Rodrigo Duterte "has chosen" Faeldon as BuCor Director General, Justice ...

Solon seeks travel pass from anti-graft court
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo is seeking the Sandiganbayan's permission to travel for a vacation abroad ahead of the ...

Junjun Binay may challenge sister Abby in Makati mayoralty race
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
But in May 2018, the Court of Appeals (CA) reversed the Ombudsman decision. The CA applied in Binay's case the condonation doctrine -- that it can be assumed that voters have forgiven a ...

Abby Binay and Junjun Binay to clash in Makati?
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Siblings Makati Mayor Abby Binay and former mayor Junjun Binay are apparently on a collision course after Junjun declared yesterday that there is a high possibility that he would run against his sister in the mayoral race.

House to reopen Dengvaxia probe
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
Romualdo took over the panel formerly headed by Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel, which held joint hearings on the Dengvaxia mess with the committee on health chaired by Quezon Rep. Helen Tan. While the previous hearings may have covered about 80 ...

Duterte unsure if Roque will push Senate bid
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Is Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque running in the 2019 elections or not? Even President Rodrigo Duterte is unsure. He said he was discussing ...

Villar leads Senate race in commissioned survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Senator Cynthia Villar took the top spot among senatorial candidates in a commissioned survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). Should the ...

Duterte: PH won't be rice self-sufficient during my term
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday conceded he doesn't think the country will become rice self-sufficient during his term despite his numerous ...

A push to safer and modernized public transport
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
Compared to its neighboring countries like Malaysia and Singapore, the Philippines has long been left behind ... PUVMP is a flagship program of the Duterte administration which envisions a restructured, modern, well-managed, and environmentally sustainable ...

2018 FINEX Conference puts the spotlight on innovation
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
That is the Question," aims to answer the said question (which is really rhetorical in the first place) and discuss how organizations use technology ... and McDonalds Philippines Managing Director Margot B. Torres. Ateneo Graduate School of Business ...

Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr.: An icon of grit and perseverance
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. Since taking up office as the fourth Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on July 3 last year, Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. has been kept busy by the times. With the central bank delivering on the recent news ...

Another wild sell off: Dow sinks 546 points
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
That hasn't happened since June 2016. The Fear & Greed Index, a CNN Business gauge of market sentiment, is flashing "extreme fear." Just a month ago the index was comfortably in "greed" territory.

Why the U.S. stock slump is hitting Asian markets hard
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
(CNN) -- A sharp drop in U.S. stocks is causing tremors thousands of miles away in Asia. Benchmark indexes in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo were all down around 4% on Thursday following the ...

Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo gets another travel pass
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The Sandiganbayan allowed former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo to travel abroad later this month as this was not opposed by prosecutors in a graft case ...

Stocks nosedive to 6,800 over trade war, U.S. interest rate jitters
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The Philippine Stock Exchange nosedived to a near two-year low Thursday, tracking regional shares spooked by trade wars and a possible U.S. interest ...

Health union denounces harassment of members
Bulatlat - 2018-10-11
Cristy Donguines, president of Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center Employees Union showing the memorandum of the Philippine National Police. (Contributed photo) The men still proceeded inside their office and took a picture of their organizational chart ...

Exclusive: A Pair of Uber Executives Are Leaving to Join Electric Scooter Startup Bird
Fortune - 2018-10-11
The scooter talent wars are heating up. Two high-level Uber employees have left the tech giant to join electric scooter startup Bird. Dennis Cinelli, who was head of finance of global rides at ...

US: Philippines involved in wildlife trafficking
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
A report on Wednesday said the Philippines was among 26 "focus countries" involved in wildlife trafficking that threatened long-standing conservation efforts and human health. It was the second annual report submitted to Congress as required by the ...

Facebook Removes 559 Pages, 251 Accounts Spreading U.S. Misinformation
YAHOO! - 2018-10-11
(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. said it removed 559 pages and 251 accounts that were coordinating the spread of misinformation and spam in the U.S. -- and most originated from within the country. The social network, which has been under fire for facilitating ...

Android phones everywhere are adopting the iPhone X design -- and it's caused them to miss a golden opportunity
Business Insider - 2018-10-11
Last year, Apple unveiled a smartphone that looked completely different from all the other phones on the market. Thirteen months later, that design is everywhere. Here's the OnePlus 6. All of these smartphones have what people typically call a "notch," or ...

Gov't study: 'Nearly all' U.S. weapons systems vulnerable to attack
Upi.com - 2018-10-11
Oct. 11 (UPI) --Testers at the U.S. Department of Defense have found vulnerabilities in many of the military's weapons systems, a new report by the Government Accountability Office warned Thursday. The testers discovered critical cybersecurity flaws in ...

Molecular 'signature' more precise than BMI for obesity-related disease risk
Upi.com - 2018-10-11
Oct. 11 (UPI) --Researchers have developed a more precise method than body mass index for predicting risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The method developed by scientists at Scripps Research and collaborating corporate and academic partners uses ...

Walmart is helping launch original shows, claiming that Netflix and Amazon don't make enough content aimed at its core Middle America shoppers
Business Insider - 2018-10-11
Walmart is developing a new weapon against Amazon. On Thursday, the company announced a partnership with interactive video startup Eko. Walmart also struck a deal with MGM Holdings earlier this week to create original content for Vudu, the streaming ...

SEC in no rush to change quarterly reporting: chairman
Reuters - 2018-10-11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday the agency was in no rush to change quarterly reporting requirements for large public companies, two months after President Donald Trump ordered his agency to ...

Duterte confirms Teddyboy Locsin offered DFA Secretary post
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has named outgoing Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's possible replacement. In a press conference early Friday ...

Human Retinas Grown In A Dish Reveal Origin Of Color Vision
NPR - 2018-10-11
In order to see the red of a sunset or the green of spring leaves, developing human eyes need to get the right hormone at the right time. That's the finding of a team of scientists who studied how color vision develops using hundreds of human retinas grown ...

LeBron James says his kids drink wine. Is that safe?
YAHOO! - 2018-10-11
Most parents love to brag about their children and, it seems, LeBron James is no exception. "I got very mature 14- and 11-year-olds," James told the media after practice earlier this week, per CBS Sports. "My 14- and 11-year-olds drink wine.

Global worries sink stocks below 7,000
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Global jitters sent the stock market crashing yesterday, with the index sinking below the 6,800 level or at a 52-week low of 6,790.58 before crawling back to close at 6,884.38. This was still down by 1.66 percent or 116.76 points.

Teen arrested for fatal stabbing of teacher in Albay
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing to death a public school teacher and wounding two Grade 6 students. Mylene Durante of the Oringon Elementary School in Pio Duran town and students Menchie ...

P14.6 million drugs seized at NAIA
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs yesterday turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency P14.6 million worth of drugs found in three parcels sent through the Central Mail Exchange Center and the DHL warehouse at the Ninoy Aquino ...

Korea Travel Fair highlights winter experience for Filipinos
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Apart from food, cosmetics, K-drama and K-pop, there are more to explore about Korea, particularly its winter season. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Manila Office, in cooperation with Gyeonggi Tourism Organization and Gangwon ...

Help our farmers sell
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
The picture of tons and tons of locally grown tomatoes dumped by farmers in Laguna in a waste dumpsite was very troubling. For one, the farmers toiled to grow those tomatoes and now they get nothing for their effort. For another, the price of tomatoes in ...

SM comfortable with minority ownership in other companies
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
SM Prime Holdings, meanwhile, grew its net income 16 percent to P16.6 billion in the first half as revenues expanded by 15 percent to P49.8 billion. Mall revenues, which consist of rentals, cinema and event ticket sales and amusement revenues, went up 12 ...

Colleagues, Community Mourn Death of Genetic Pioneer Bruce Buehler
Medscape - 2018-10-11
No one could accuse Bruce Buehler, MD, of lacking an opinion, but he frequently had the bona fides to back up his assertions -- a mark of his wide-ranging intellect, said colleagues of the late pediatrician and geneticist. Buehler, 75, died September 19 ...

BSP ready to tighten once more, if needed
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-11
People on their way to work pass by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas building in Pasay City in this December 2017 file photo. The Philippine Central Bank is ready to tighten monetary policy further ...

PHL listed firms lagging behind in sustainability reporting
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-11
Speaking in a panel discussion during the forum, Ayala Corp. (AC) Group Risk Management & Sustainability Head Ma. Victoria Tan highlighted that firms should monitor their non-financial performance such as sustainability since it also contributes to the ...

Obesity linked to higher colorectal cancer rates in younger women
Upi.com - 2018-10-11
Oct. 11 (UPI) --With colorectal cancer deaths rising among women younger than 50, a study found obesity was associated with mortality from the disease. Researchers found obesity -- a body mass index of 30 or above -- was linked to the highest risk of colon ...

Lizard fossil helps explain how dinosaurs got so big
Upi.com - 2018-10-11
Oct. 11 (UPI) --Sarahsaurus aurifontanalis, a new dinosaur species, is helping scientists understand how sauropods got so big. Non-avian dinosaurs occupied Earth for 180 million years. During their time on the planet, dinosaurs evolved to enormous sizes.

Lesser-known bets to try luck in Senate race
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
Incumbents and former senators dominated a Social Weather Stations survey released this week, with Sen. Cynthia Villar--wife of business tycoon and former Senate President Manny Villar--at the top spot with a voter preference of 53 percent. Tied at ...

TCCCI now the official distributor of MG
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-11
(From left) SAIC Motor deputy managing director for international business department Matt Lei and TCCCI president and managing director Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla during the ceremonial handshake ...

RFM celebrates 60 years of market leadership
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
If RFM was a real person, then she/he would be qualified for a senior citizen discount as she/he celebrates 60 years. I was born the same year as Republic Flour Mills (RFM) was established, and I remember seeing my baby picture (dressed as a young baker ...

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