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Is there a silver lining to the gloom and doom?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
Rafael M. Alunan served in the Cabinet of President Corazon C. Aquino as Secretary of Tourism, and in the Cabinet of President Fidel V. Ramos as Secretary of Interior and Local Government.

YouTube NextUp Manila grooms new generation of local creators
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-08
All winners of YouTube NextUp Manila attended workshops on video production and learned how to build their channels for business. They also received $2,000 USD voucher for new production equipment ...

Gluten May Be Lurking in 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Food
Medscape - 2018-10-08
PHILADELPHIA -- Roughly one-third of "gluten-free" restaurant foods contain detectable amounts of gluten, and pizza and pasta dishes are the most likely to be contaminated, according to a new study. "While we expected to find gluten in a large number of ...

Mocha Uson confirms 2019 election bid
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
That's why I will run.] Seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as local government posts are open in the 2019 midterm polls. The former assistant secretary also denied ...

Bettors line up for chance at ?1-billion lotto jackpot
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Lotto fever has gripped the country. A billion pesos at stake in the next draw of the Ultralotto 6/58, and almost everyone in the country is placing a ...

Senate passes bill to penalize catcalling, public harassment
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a bill that seeks to penalize catcalling and other forms of public harassment. Senate Bill No ...

"Bato" donates P100T to Naga
philstar.com - 2018-10-08
Based on their release, the MGB reported that the landslide area is no longer safe for the responders. Inclement weather may trigger a mass of debris on the hillside. Two bodies and 13 body parts recovered are yet to be identified and may belong to the ...

Philippine President Duterte gave remarks that are raising questions about his health
Business Insider - 2018-10-08
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addressed some concerns about his health on Thursday. Duterte said during a speech in Manila that he had gone into hospital about three weeks ago to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy to detect any abnormalities in his ...

Immigration Bureau denies Sr. Fox's visa ruling appeal
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8 ) -- The Immigration Bureau has denied Australian nun Patricia Fox's appeal on the non-renewal of her missionary visa. In a statement Monday, the Bureau ...

Another big-time fuel price hike on Oct. 9
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Some oil companies have announced another round of upward hefty fuel price adjustment beginning Tuesday. Here are the price increases per oil company ...

Coming out of seclusion
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
A convention center was also built to accommodate multinational firms looking for a venue for their corporate events. The resort also became a popular venue for weddings as it offered three options for would-be newlyweds: a wedding by the beach ...

Meralco: Electricity rates down slightly in October
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Amid rising prices of food and fuel, the country's biggest power distributor on Monday announced a slight dip in prices, the second consecutive reduction.

Online hiring jumps 18% in August -- Monster.com
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
The business process outsourcing and information technology-enabled services industries, consistent economic drivers, saw online recruitment activities stagnate in August. Meanwhile, education posted the lowest growth, with a 3% decline year on year.

Arroyo's draft federal constitution endorsed to House plenary
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- The House committee on constitutional amendments has endorsed to the plenary a draft constitution filed by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo which seeks ...

PNP: Talks with schools on to avert communists' recruitment of students
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8 ... Eleazar said they are expecting De Vera to approach university leaders within the week regarding this proposal. This comes after Albayalde ...

Duterte to attend informal meeting with ASEAN leaders in Bali
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is set to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders Gathering in Bali, Indonesia on October 11, upon ...

LPA spotted off Cagayan
philstar.com - 2018-10-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A low-pressure area (LPA) has been spotted off Appari, Cagayan, but is not expected to affect the country in the next few days. As of 3 p.m. yesterday, the weather system was located at 1,080 kilometers east of Aparri, according to ...

Massacre witnesses bribed to recant testimony vs Ampatuan?
philstar.com - 2018-10-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Two prosecution witnesses in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case claimed to have been offered money to recant their testimonies against primary suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr. Witnesses Abdulsatar Maliwawaw and Faisal Amilil claimed that ...

Majority of Filipinos believe Duterte has health problems -- survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Following recent reports of President Rodrigo Duterte undergoing medical tests, majority of Filipinos have expressed concern over his health, survey ...

Distribution Is The Real Disruption: Transformative Tech for Africa's Farmers
Forbes - 2018-10-07
While emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence can capture our imagination, some of the most game-changing innovations for smallholder farmers are more modest. Seeds. Roads. Electricity. While such technologies may seem mundane ...

There's more evidence that the race for Amazon's HQ2 is still wide open
Business Insider - 2018-10-07
Amazon reportedly couldn't get enough of the Miami sun. Representatives for the company affiliated with the search for a place to put the company's second headquarters, HQ2, made a recent return visit, according to a report by the South Florida Business ...

Index support seen at 7,000 this week
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The local stock market is expected to remain muted this week after being severely battered last week on concerns over spiralling inflation. "Following the release of September inflation, 6.7 percent better than industry consensus ...

2 more Pasig barangays declared drug-free
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Two more barangays in Pasig City were declared drug-free by the local government on Friday. Barangays Dela Paz and Ugong were declared cleared of illegal drugs following certification by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA ...

Bulacan drug war: 1 killed, 11 arrested
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MALOLOS, Philippines -- A drug suspect was killed while 11 others were arrested in separate anti-drug operations in the past two days in Bulacan. The fatality, identified as "alias Trikie," allegedly pulled out a gun after sensing that he was dealing ...

SpaceX Will Attempt to Land Its First Rocket on the West Coast Tonight
Fortune - 2018-10-07
On Sunday night--for the first time since July--SpaceX will attempt to launch a satellite into space, and then land part of the rocket back on its base. The Falcon 9, currently on base at ...

SWS: Most Pinoys believe Duterte has health problems
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A majority of Filipino adults think President Duterte has health problems, a latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed. Forty-five percent of Filipinos believe that Duterte has health problems, 17 percent of whom ...

NBI ordered to probe ambush of PDEA agents
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has been ordered to step into the probe of the murder of five agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Kapai, Lanao del Sur. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra tasked NBI ...

P30 million kush seized in Las Piñas raid
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A man said to be an American was apprehended for alleged possession of P30 million worth of kush, a high-grade variant of marijuana, during a raid on a house in Las Piñas City yesterday. Paul Sohn, alias Danny Lim, was arrested by ...

Sugar output seen improving
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
This is seven percent higher than the 2.1 million MT output in the previous crop year which experienced unfavorable weather conditions and decrease in production area. "Consumption will remain flat as demand for sugar by industrial users (beverages and ...

Nomura hikes 2018 inflation to 5.4%
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Nomura Securities Ltd. has raised its inflation forecasts over the next two years amid the persistence of higher oil prices, weather-related disruptions, and strong demand conditions. Euben Paracuelles, economist at Nomura ...

A cup of Starbucks coffee now costs more
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino coffee lovers were greeted by bad news in the morning of the International Coffee Day on Monday--their favorite cup of Starbucks coffee now costs more, no thanks to inflation. In a statement on Tuesday, Starbucks ...

SNAP, LGUs ink deal for Alimit Hydropower
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-07
SNAP was represented by its President and CEO Joseph Yu, Chief Business Development Officer Kjell Valdal, Chief Corporate Services Officer Michael Hosillos and members of the business development ...

China and the US are in a great power rivalry -- not just in trade, but in tech, too
Business Insider - 2018-10-07
The US confrontation with China that has been ramping up over the past year due to heightened trade tensions, military showdowns, and diplomatic ill will escalated to new levels on Thursday with a double-barreled assault on Beijing's growing economic and ...

Globe to deploy small cell antennas along major roads
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-07
GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is expecting to speed up the roll out of more than 120 cell sites in Metro Manila as it signed an agreement with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to cut the process for securing permits in building telco infrastructure.

As California Bans The Traditional Password, What Else Can Fintechs Do To Fight The Hackers?
Forbes - 2018-10-07
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. However, California hit the headlines earlier this week thanks to a seemingly much more mundane tech story - The Information Privacy: Connected Devices Bill. California has just passed legislation ...

Malpractice Case: One Common Danger When Making Referrals
Medscape - 2018-10-07
The medical record needs to provide clarity, whether it's viewed by the primary care physician or any specialist. Primary care physicians and their screening specialists should know what to expect from one another. When medical findings are significant ...

'Broken heart syndrome' warrants careful monitoring
Upi.com - 2018-10-07
SUNDAY, Oct. 7, 2018 -- It's not a heart attack, but so-called "broken heart syndrome" still puts patients at high risk for hospital readmission and in-hospital death, a new study suggests. Broken heart syndrome -- also called Takotsubo syndrome -- causes ...

ASEAN+3 think tank flags financial stress levels in the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-07
and concerns about the health of the banking system. The FSI focuses on selected financial-sector indicators such as stock market volatility, foreign exchange volatility, sovereign debt, corporate debt, and interbank lending, in the ASEAN+3 region ...

Scare tactics on the young
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-07
Scaring and threatening the students is probably the most grievous sin of Duterte in his war for continued autocracy. Amelia H. C. Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

UP survives NU in thriller
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-07
The Maroons had control of the opening half, banking on a total attack, to take the first quarter, 26-20, before continuing to hold sway, 47-40, by the halftime break. In the third period, UP sustained its steady form, outscoring NU, 10-4, led by Jun Manzo ...

Walmart has been worried about Amazon since before 2003 and it's a lesson for every business leader, says former board member John Chambers
Business Insider - 2018-10-07
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers, now a big angel investor and executive coach, believes a bloodbath is coming in the business world which will kill off many of today's companies. Amazon, and others that rise in its digital image, are taking their places.

Teen Youngest Person in History of IDWeek to Present
Medscape - 2018-10-07
SAN FRANCISCO -- Thirteen-year old Devyn Stek, from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, made history here at IDWeek 2018 as the youngest person ever to present at the conference. "The veterinarian first introduced me to roundworm and all types of parasitic worms.

Food, non-alcoholic drinks trigger September inflation surge for 9th straight month
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Food and non-alcoholic beverages have caused September inflation to surge for the ninth straight month at 6.7 percent, the Philippine Statistics ...

Senate bill filed to create arbitration commission
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-07
Binay has filed a bill seeking to create a Philippine Arbitration Commission that will have jurisdiction over all disputes in medical malpractice, insurance laws, maritime laws, intellectual property law, and intra-corporate matters. In her explanatory ...

China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley
NPR - 2018-10-07
A year ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood before the 19th Communist Party Congress and laid out his ambitious plan for China to become a world leader by 2025 in advanced technologies such as robotics, biotechnology and artificial intelligence.

COA to ex-PhilHealth execs: Return P51M in unauthorized perks
Rappler - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Audit (COA) ordered former Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) officials to return unauthorized perks amounting to P51.18 million given in 2010. In its decision released on Friday, October 5 ...

AFP: MILF's cooperation will improve anti-terrorism efforts in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Sunday its improving relationship with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will help in the ...

De Castro to end 40-day stint as chief justice on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro is set to end her 40-day stint as the country's top magistrate on Monday, October 8, as she reaches the ...

We're Not Convinced That LaCroix Lawsuit Has Much Merit--Here's Why
YAHOO! - 2018-10-07
Do a quick online search for LaCroix right now, and it seems like the popular fizzy water maker is in big trouble. "LaCroix ingredients: Lawsuit alleges "all natural" claim is false" says CBS. And USA Today is even more over-the-top: "LaCroix faces lawsuit ...

SWS: 45% of Filipinos believe Duterte has health problems
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Forty-five percent of Filipinos believe that President Rodrigo Duterte is facing health woes, according to the latest poll conducted by the Social Weather Station. Results of the third quarter poll also showed that only 26 percent ...

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