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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.

Junjun Binay can run for mayor - Comelec
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Makati mayor Jejomar "Junjun" Binay can run for public office in the 2019 midterm polls despite the graft charges he is facing, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday. James Jimenez, spokesperson for the ...

Siquijor councilor shot dead
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A councilor of Lazi town in Siquijor was gunned down on Thursday night. Domingo Arcamo II was waiting for his wife in his car in front of a pawnshop when he was shot by motorcycle-riding assailants. He died at the scene ...

New Tool Aids CT Decision-Making in Kids With Mild TBI
Medscape - 2018-10-12
A new tool may help clinicians and parents work together to make decisions about whether children with minor head trauma (HT) should undergo computed tomography (CT), new research suggests. Although the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network ...

Facebook Removes More Than 800 Political Pages For Alleged Spam-Like Behavior
International Business Times - 2018-10-12
With major elections in both the United States and Brazil in a matter of weeks, Facebook has purged its site of hundreds of political pages. The site announced Thursday that more than 800 accounts and pages had been removed from the site for allegedly ...

New communication sector's shine could soon wear off
Reuters - 2018-10-12
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The mash-up of old and new media may not be a winning combination for the new S&P communication services sector .SPLRCL as its highest fliers face regulatory threats and challenges to user growth. Facebook and Alphabet moved to ...

Rate Of C-Sections Is Rising At An 'Alarming' Rate
NPR - 2018-10-12
The rate of cesarean sections around the world is increasing at an "alarming" rate, reported an international team of doctors and scientists on Thursday. C-sections now outnumber vaginal deliveries in parts of southeast Europe, Latin America and China.

DILG may release gov't narco list if Comelec won't disqualify corrupt, drug-linked politicians
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) may publicly release the government's narco list, in case the Commission on Elections (Comelec ...

Tech event calendar 2018-19: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos
Computerworld - 2018-10-12
Twilio Signal See how builders are reimagining software applications that power customer engagement experiences and transform every day human interaction. 2018-10-17 2018-10-18 San Francisco, CA Splash 2018 ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming ...

No Wonder It Works So Well: There May Be Viagra In That Herbal Supplement
NPR - 2018-10-12
They claim to help you sleep, make your hair grow, speed weight loss, improve your sex life and ward off the nasty cold going around the office. Though it's often impossible to tell if dietary supplements work, consumers generally feel certain they can't hurt.

LIST: Boracay establishments allowed to open this October
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
having acquired the required permits from the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The world-famous tourist destination ...

Wage commission to start consultations on Metro Manila minimum wage hike
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Consultations on raising the minimum wage rate in the National Capital Region will start soon. In an interview with CNN Philippines Business Roundup ...

Cop in gov't narco list, three others killed in Talisay, Cebu shooting
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Four people-including a local cop included in the government's narco list were gunned down Friday in Talisay City, Cebu. Initial police investigation ...

Salivary gland tissue grown from embryonic stem cells
Upi.com - 2018-10-12
Oct. 12 (UPI) --For the first time, researchers have grown three-dimensional salivary gland tissue that produces saliva like normal glands when implanted into mice. Scientists from Showa University and the Riken Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in ...

Life imprisonment handed down to San Juan drug raid suspects
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- A local court on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment six suspects arrested in a 2016 raid in San Juan City that yeilded one of biggest drug hauls ...

Told to replace Roque 'immediately,' Panelo takes over as Duterte spokesman
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- Salvador Panelo assumed the role of President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman on Friday even as his predecessor, Harry Roque has yet to formally quit the ...

Vivant units sell 48% stake in renewable energy firm
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
CEBU-BASED Vivant Corp. said on Friday that two of its subsidiaries sold their shares in a northern Luzon renewable energy company that has an independent power producer (IPP) administrator contract with the government. In a disclosure to the stock ...

DBP, Metrobank sign property tax payment tieup
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
"Residents of Taguig City and Valenzuela City may opt to pay either in cash or using their Metrobank cards to settle their real property taxes on installment basis via the DBP point-of-sale terminals deployed in the said LGUs (local government units ...

BSP signs cooperation agreement with Czech central bank
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has signed a memoradum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation with the Czech National Bank covering information exchange and regulatory cooperation. In a statement sent to reporters on Friday, the BSP said the agremeent ...

Peso closes higher after mild US inflation report
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
Another trader added that inflation was the main factor while corporate demand for pesos also provided a boost. "Due to large corporate demand, it was lifted to close at P54.13," she added. The first trader also noted that China and US are both ...

Bargain hunt makes PSEi bounce back above 7,000
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
Inc. (ALI); and SM Prime Holdings, Inc. as well as top gainer Universal Robina Corp. (URC) cumulatively added 73.18 points to PSEi. Sought for comment, First Grade Finance, Inc. Managing Director Astro C. del Castillo noted that "[s]omehow, we saw a ...

The Finance 202: Trump says he won't fire his Fed chair. It's not clear he could.
The Washington Post - 2018-10-12
The Shanghai Composite Index bounced back from a four-year low to close up nearly 1 percent while the Nikkei surged late in the afternoon ... United Kingdom, Japan and the Philippines, but did not give any indication of when the administration will give ...

MSF staff outline grave dangers to refugees after Nauru halts mental health services
Devex - 2018-10-12
She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas. Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the ...

6 more BIFF members surrender to authorities
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Six Islamic militants surrendered to the government Thursday and promised to reform for good. Commander Lapu-Lapu of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, and his five followers yielded voluntarily through the ...

DOH V promotes health awareness program, strengthens measles campaign
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-12
Press conference of the Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office 5 to highlight the programs and celebrations of the department for the month of October, held October 4, 2018 at Villa Rosita, Naga City, with the medical team, from left: Medical Officer ...

DOH, health advocates push for higher tax on cigarettes
UNTV - 2018-10-12
Researchers also relied on women to report their smoking history and tobacco exposure during childhood, and self-reported information may not be as reliable as data from lab tests or medical ... a researcher at the Colorado School of Public Health in ...

Comelec to hold hearing on PDP-Laban split next week
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will look into the split in ruling party PDP-Laban by next week. "As of yesterday, nadiscuss namin siya sa ...

Makati court handling Trillanes' nonbailable case nears decision
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- The Makati court handling Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's dismissed coup d'etat case may soon reach a decision into the urgent motion filed by the ...

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 ...

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