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'Let us go home': Slow Marawi rehab prolongs displaced residents' agony
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-17
"San Miguel Corporation and UN Habitat in coordination with JICA, they'll be providing a total of 3,500 housing units. However, we don't have the lots where the permanent houses will be ...

Bong Revilla's family hopes for his release from detention in time for Senate campaign
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- After declaring a Senate bid, former Senator Bong Revilla's family hopes he will be out of detention by the end of the year -- giving him time to ...

Philippines' crime, infra among worst globally - World Economic Forum
Rappler - 2018-10-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines remained globally competitive, ranking 56th out of 140 countries in the latest Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), but still lagged in major indices like crime and infrastructure.

President Duterte's 3 children running in 2019 elections
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- All the President's children are hoping to get elected into office next year. Eldest son and former vice-mayor Paolo "Pulong" Duterte is running for ...

PH takes 56th spot in global competitiveness index
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17 ... financial system, market size, business dynamism, and innovation capability. The Philippines was strongest in market size (32nd), labor market ...

Health tech firm plans to consolidate medical records on blockchain
newsbytes.ph - 2018-10-17
Representatives of health technology firm MediXserve announced ... With offices in Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Egypt aside from the Philippines, the company is setting its sights on developing ...

Megaworld to bring Belmont Hotel to Iloilo Business Park
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-17
ILOILO CITY--Property giant Megaworld is building its fourth Belmont Hotel inside its 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park township in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Belmont Hotel Iloilo will have 405 ...

Philippines missing from US list of planned trade talks
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-10-16
Last week, senators said Lighthizer informed them that the administration planned to soon launch trade talks with the Philippines but the USTR on Tuesday did not notify Congress of formal plans to ...

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe
YAHOO! - 2018-10-16
LONDON (AP) -- Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union. The U.S. tech ...

Netflix's third quarter earnings blow through Wall Street's expectations
Business Insider - 2018-10-16
Netflix's third-quarter earnings crushed Wall Street's expectations. The streaming media giant posted a profit of 89 cents a share in its most recent period, it reported on Tuesday. That was a full 21 cents a share better than analysts polled by Bloomberg ...

Uber value estimate soars ahead of likely IPO
Reuters - 2018-10-16
Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies could be valued at $120 billion, when it finally goes public next year according to proposals made by U.S. banks bidding to run the offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Ride-hailing company Uber ...

Facebook has admitted that data collected by its Portal devices could be used in targeted ads
Business Insider - 2018-10-16
Facebook's fancy new video-chat device comes with a catch: Facebook may use the data it collects about you to target you with ads. In early October, the social networking giant announced its first Facebook-branded hardware products, the Portal and Portal ...

Google aims Plus at the enterprise as consumer side falters
Computerworld - 2018-10-16
Google will aim Google Plus solely at enterprise users as it shuts down consumer access to its ailing social network over the next few months. Google announced plans to discontinue Google Plus last week, following reports of a security flaw that exposed ...

Jejomar Binay on sibling war: 'Let voters decide'
philstar.com - 2018-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The people of Makati should be the ones to choose between re-electionist Mayor Mar-Len Abigail "Abby" Binay and her brother former mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay, their father former vice president Jejomar Binay said ...

Amazon invests in solar power and recycling programs to cut carbon footprint
The Verge - 2018-10-16
Amazon announced two new initiatives today that are aimed at reducing its environmental impact. The first is a $10 million investment in the Closed Loop Fund, an effort to pool corporate resources to help the US improve its municipal recycling programs.

CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids
NPR - 2018-10-16
A rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs -- and sometimes paralysis -- has been confirmed in 62 children so far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. One child has died of the condition, called acute flaccid ...

Google-incubated AdLingo uses chatbot integration to create conversational ads
TechCrunch - 2018-10-16
"Conversational marketing" is a phrase that I hear a lot, but when the team at AdLingo uses it, they mean something specific -- namely, bringing chatbots and other conversational assistants ...

China's H-20 nuclear stealth bomber might be unveiled next year -- and it could pose a serious threat to US carriers in the Pacific
Business Insider - 2018-10-16
Chinese media reported on Monday that Beijing would unveil its H-20 nuclear stealth bomber next year during the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). But the reports have not been officially confirmed by the Chinese military.

Weird Twitter bug was related to notifications code, not a security incident
TechCrunch - 2018-10-16
Twitter users on iOS were hit with a strange bug today. Instead of receiving notifications that included the tweet itself, they received a string of alphanumeric characters. The issue only ...

EU regulators ask Sony's rivals and users how it might use power after EMI deal
Business Insider - 2018-10-16
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators reviewing Sony Corp's $2.3 billion bid for EMI are asking rivals and users whether they think the Japanese group would use its greater market power to win better terms in digital media deals. Announced in May ...

Study: Bariatric surgery weight gain percentage linked to health risks
Upi.com - 2018-10-16
Oct. 16 (UPI) --For patients who underwent bariatic surgery, health risks are dependent on the percentage of weight regained after the procedure, according to a study. Researchers found that the percentage of maximum weight lost had the strongest ...

Forest carbon stocks overestimated for half-century due to flawed formula
Upi.com - 2018-10-16
Oct. 16 (UPI) --Climate scientists have been overestimating the amount of carbon stored in Earth's forests for 50 years. According to a new study published this week in the American Journal of Botany, a flawed tree density formula is to blame for the ...

Woman dies of electrocution in Cagayan
philstar.com - 2018-10-16
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- A woman died of electrocution while three of her family members were injured in Abulug, Cagayan on Monday. An electric wire which fell after it was hit by a cement mixer landed in an irrigation canal where Ariestotle ...

Evolution can't keep up with the human-caused extinction crisis
Upi.com - 2018-10-16
Oct. 16 (UPI) --Evolution can't keep pace with human-caused ecological damage. According to a new study, the rate of extinction among mammals is accelerating, limiting nature's natural defense mechanism against ecological damage, evolution. In the wake of ...

U.S. judge approves SEC settlement with Tesla, Musk; shares jump
Reuters - 2018-10-16
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between a federal regulator, Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and its chief executive officer, Elon Musk, over his tweets promising to take the company private, signaling an end to a tumultuous period for investors.

Study: Age-related increases in estrogen linked to men's hernias
Upi.com - 2018-10-16
Oct. 16 (UPI) --An age-related increase in estrogen may lead to a common form of hernia that often requires corrective surgery, according to a study of mice. When researchers reduced estrogen with a drug compound, it prevented the inguinal hernias ...

SE Asia among FDI growth drivers
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-16
"Overall, the picture is gloomy and the prospect is not so optimistic." FDI, comprising cross-border corporate takeovers, intra-company loans and investments in start-up projects abroad, is a bellwether of globalization and a potential sign of growth ...

PHL jumps 12 rungs up Global Competitiveness Index of 140 economies
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
The Philippines performed best in market size (32nd) and labor market (36th), and also made good strides in terms of financial system (39th) and business dynamism (39th). Its macroeconomic ...

Opposition bares line-up for 2019 senatorial race
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16)-- The opposition coalition on Monday released its line-up of senatorial candidates for next year's midterm elections. Liberal Party President and Senator ...

Oil prices, inflation force government to slash 2018 growth outlook
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
He said the trade deficit is complicated by the decline in overseas Filipino worker (OFW) remittances and slower business-process outsourcing (BPO) revenue growth. Neri added that supply issues of ...

Boracay Island: A tale of EOs, LOIs, presidential decrees
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
THE Duterte administration is eyeing the management of Boracay Island by the Department of Tourism (DOT), absent any law creating a separate development authority. Tourism Secretary Bernadette ...

Forest Cover wins by a head
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
The other winners in the 12-race Philippine Racing Club Inc. Sunday schedule were Cojuangco Cup champion Hitting Spree (Race 1), Summer Cruise (Race 2), Ace Up (Race 4), Kingship (Race 5 ...

NMIS to help LGUs in crafting better rules for meat inspection in wet markets
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
In Photo: A meat dealer at the Balintawak Market in Quezon City segregates different pork meat parts before these are sold by the kilo to consumers. The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) on ...

RNHC to build hydro power plant in Isabela
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
RIO Norte Hydropower Corp. (RNHC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Citicore Renewable Energy Corp., will develop a 19.7-megawatt run-of-river (ROR) hydropower project along the Ilaguen River in ...

Marawi residents hold protest on the eve of liberation's anniversary
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-16
Marawi City (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- A day before the commemoration of the liberation of Marawi City, protesters took to the streets demanding they be allowed to go home. On Monday ...

Government to craft leaner budget
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
THE Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) created on Tuesday a task force to assess items in the budget that can be postponed or cut if the President approves the suspension of the ...

E-tricycle donation to benefit Boracay tribal group - DOE
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
The Department of Energy (DOE) will donate 200 electric tricycles (e-trikes) units that will provide an efficient and pollution free conveyance to Boracay tourists and residents, the agency said ...

Castillo to head screening body for SC Chief Justice post hopefuls
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will preside over the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when the body screens the applicants and nominees for the Chief Justice (CJ) position left ...

Neda: Financing changes, project delays cost PHL $6.91 million in fees
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
PROJECT delays and changes in financing cost the Philippines some $6.91 million in commitment fees (CFs) in the past two years, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). ...

Florida Child Dies From Flu, the First Young Death Reported in the U.S. This Season
The New York Times - 2018-10-16
A child in Florida who had not received the flu vaccine died from the virus, state officials announced on Monday, the first influenza-related pediatric death reported in the country this flu season. While flu activity remains low across the United States ...

House studying 6 bills upgrading BPO safeguards
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-16
SIX PROPOSED MEASURES seeking to upgrade working conditions in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry are being considered by the House Committee on Labor and Employment. The Committee prior to the session break held its first deliberation on ...

Reforming the PPP Model
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-16
Responding to concerns of alienating the private sector, Secretary Dominguez III said the administration welcomes unsolicited proposals, since the private sector would have a better grasp in identifying potential problems and offering better solutions to ...

A challenge and an opportunity for political empowerment
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-16
Secondly, political and elective positions in America translate into a lot of work and very little money -- unlike Philippine politics which candidates and those in power use to enrich themselves and to promote their business interests. Thirdly ...

Peso rises to one-month high
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-16
Meanwhile, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. economist Michael L. Ricafort said the dollar declined recently against major currencies after the US stock markets dropped to two- to three-month lows. "Decline in global crude oil prices to three-week lows ...

US pledges additional P1.3 billion for Marawi
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-16
The US government will then expand current livelihood activities and help restart local business in and around Marawi. The project will offer micro grants to displaced and host communities to help address short-term needs, support employment readiness ...

Philippines' high inflation also good, says Bangko Sentral official
Rappler - 2018-10-16
MANILA, Philippines - Despite heavy criticism from various groups and sectors due to high prices of goods, an official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the numbers are telling Filipinos something "good." On the sidelines of a press briefing ...

Junjun Binay vies for Makati mayor seat, challenges sister Abby
philstar.com - 2018-10-16
The ombudsman found the then-Makati mayor guilty of grave misconduct and serious dishonesty over his involvement in the alleged overpriced construction of the Makati City Science High School building. The Court of Appeals, in May this year, reversed the ...

Philippines cuts growth targets as inflation erodes consumption
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-10-16
MANILA -- The Philippines on Tuesday slashed its growth target for 2018 in response to global economic uncertainty and rising commodity prices, which are lifting the country's inflation rate and ...

UNTV EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of game fowls without health certificates seized at NAIA
UNTV - 2018-10-16
PASAY CITY, Philippines - Several boxes of live chickens were recently seized by the Department of Agriculture (DA) at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). A source, who requested anonymity, provided UNTV News with pictures of game fowls in boxes ...

Children of late strongman Marcos and human rights champion file Senate candidacy
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- The daughter of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and the son of the late statesman dubbed as the country's "Father of Human Rights" faced off when ...

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