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Makati-Mandaluyong bridge closed for repair
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, which connects the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong, will be closed to traffic starting at 8 a.m. today for rehabilitation and repair. Jojo Garcia, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA ...

Gunrunning gang leader nabbed
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- An alleged leader of a gunrunning gang was arrested at his hideout in Barangay Alibagu, Ilagan, Isabela on Friday. Senior Superintendent Mariano Rodriguez, Isabela police director, identified the suspect as Willington ...

LRT-1 posts record 14.63 million ridership in August
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- LRT-1 saw its highest monthly ridership last month since the consortium of Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) assumed operations in 2015. LRMC said passenger volume hit 14.63 million in August, up eight percent due to the increased ...

Chinese tire maker bullish on Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese tire and rubber products manufacturer Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. is bullish on the Philippine market as it plans to put up more stores together with its local partner. ZC Rubber has tapped New Century City Marketing Corp ...

Price spikes expected in Ompong aftermath
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
27. "Although the protracted inflation overshoot may be tied in large part to bad weather and rising oil prices, monetary authorities will look to anchor inflation expectations and remain vigilant against a possible de-anchoring," he said. Mapa added ...

Lyric, TOA seal partnership
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-22
LYRIC Organ and Piano Store Corp. has further expanded its reach to their musician-enthusiasts as well as loyal customers by opening another branch at the SM Mall of Asia on September 18. Owner ...

Saint Pio de Pietrelcina: First stigmatist priest
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-22
As a monk, he was granted dispensation to live outside the monastery because of his precarious health. He was allowed to celebrate Mass in the parish and help in parish work but disallowed to hear ...

SM Foundation reaches out to Fernandinos
Sun Star - 2018-09-22
Together with the City Health Office headed by Dr. Eloisa Aquino, volunteer doctors and City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) units of the City of San Fernando, the medical mission caravan provided medical consultations, laboratory services such as ...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai warns employees: Don't get too political, or else
Business Insider - 2018-09-22
In a memo to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai warned that there will be consequences if they let politics get in the way of the work. Google is under increasing political pressure from President Donald Trump and his allies, which has accused the search ...

Cebu Pacific soon to offer direct Cebu-Macau flights
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Gokongwei-owned carrier Cebu Pacific is set to launch direct flights between Cebu and Macau to further promote Cebu as a gateway to and from the rest of Visayas and Mindanao. Starting Dec. 7, Cebu Pacific said it would begin ...

BSP advances PERA growth via digitalization
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) wants to speed up the growth of the voluntary retirement account comprised of personal savings and investments launched almost two years ago to promote capital market development as well as the ...

PNP probes drop in gun license revenue
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is investigating the alleged drop in revenue derived from issuing firearms licenses. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said yesterday he ordered the Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO ...

The White House is considering an antitrust investigation into 'online platform bias' at Google and Facebook -- read the leaked document here
Business Insider - 2018-09-22
The White House has drafted a text of a proposed executive order for President Donald Trump that would trigger an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook, according to a copy of the document obtained by Business Insider. The existence of the draft ...

Ridesharing firms reimpose P2-per-minute charge
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Ridesharing companies yesterday started to reimpose the controversial P2-per-minute charge after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) gave them the green light. In a Sept. 5 memorandum circular, the LTFRB ...

Ompong: Leadership and coordination
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
The news of the impending arrival of Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) was a source of concern, fearing it would be as bad as Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). I observed how the President convened the entire Cabinet and assigned cabinet officials ...

When Do Workplace Wellness Programs Become Coercive? : Shots - Health News : NPR
NPR - 2018-09-22
Workplace wellness programs that offer employees a financial carrot for undergoing health screenings, sticking to exercise regimens or improving their cholesterol levels have long been controversial. Starting January 1, they may become even more contentious.

Metro Manila police eyes filing complaint vs. blogger over bomb scare
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- The Metro Manila police is considering filing complaint over a popular blogger over posts of a bomb threat on his social media accounts. Metro ...

Disaster relief is about more than healing physical trauma. It's about emotional recovery too.
YAHOO! - 2018-09-22
Disaster relief is most commonly thought of as providing food, water, and shelter to those affected by calamitous events beyond their control. But as communities in places like Texas and Puerto Rico are learning, disaster relief that only alleviates ...

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia. The social media giant chose the Latin American country as its test lab because Colombians are particularly avid fans of using social ...

Man from Bantangas City wanted for rape, slay try arrested in Manila
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A 29-year-old man wanted for attempting to rape and murder his cousin in Batangas City six years ago was arrested in Malate, Manila yesterday morning. Manila Police District (MPD) police officers served a warrant of arrest issued by ...

Lessons from the boom-bust martial law economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Economists and analysts have become conservative about the country's economic prospects in the wake of a growth slowdown, soaring consumer prices, depreciating ...

Death toll rises to 42 in Benguet landslide
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
Itogon, Benguet (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Ten more bodies were recovered in Itogon, Benguet on Saturday, a week after the deadly landslide buried dozens of people there. This brings the ...

Delfin Lee out on bail
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines -- Property developer Delfin Lee was released on bail on Thursday. Lee, president of Globe Asiatique (GA), who was detained at the Pampanga provincial jail since March 6, 2014, reportedly posted a bond of P40,000.

Grace Poe still PH's top senatorial bet - Pulse Asia
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- If the country were to hold the 2019 midterm elections this month, a survey showed incumbent senator Grace Poe would still be leading the race.

Naga City, Cebu citizen asks Duterte to shut down quarry
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
CNN Philippines (Metro Manila, September 21) -- For a brief moment, President Rodrigo Duterte shared the stage in one of his speeches. In a speech delivered to victims of the Naga City, Cebu ...

8 things Juan Ponce Enrile, Bongbong Marcos got wrong about martial law
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
Benjamin Romualdez, a brother of the first lady, held Meralco, First Philippine Holdings, Benguet Corporation, Philtranco Service Enterprise, and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. Jose Campos ...

DBP launches P500-million scholarship program
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
Bulacan State University, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Mindanao State University, Mindanao State University of Science and Technology, Misamis University, Our Lady of Triumph Institute of Technology, Palawan State University, Philippine Normal University ...

Retired PDEA dogs get new homes
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday turned over 19 retired narcotics detection dogs to their new families. The hero dogs - 14 Belgian Malinois, a Dutch Shepherd, two Jack Russel terriers, a Golden Retriever and ...

Government to give landslide survivors new homes
philstar.com - 2018-09-22
Meanwhile, the evacuees are housed temporarily at six evacuation centers namely Cepoc Elementary School, Naalad Elementary School, Apo Gym, Naga Central School, Naga National High School, and Enan Chiong Activity Center (ECAC). As of yesterday night ...

Bangko Sentral to 'aggressively' hike key rates - CNN PH poll
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
"Typhoons create demand-pull inflation due to destroyed vegetables in the Cordillera Autonomous Region," added Ernesto Gonzales, economics professor at the University of the Philippines in Manila.

Declare state of calamity in 4 regions, Duterte asked
philstar.com - 2018-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is recommending the declaration of a state of calamity in four regions battered by Typhoon Ompong, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

Online marketplace helps MSMEs do more business in Asia Pacific
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-21
MORE micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Asia Pacific are encouraged to go into cross-border online platform to help them do more business in the region. The Philippines has the highest ...

PHL enhances economic relations with Fujian province
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-21
In a business networking conference organized by the Fujian government and led by Gov. Tang Dengjie on September 14, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez discussed trade and investment opportunities ...

Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla
TechCrunch - 2018-09-21
Polestar debuted its first production EV and previewed its electric car line in New York with the CEO squarely taking aim at Tesla. The Volvo subsidiary pulled the cover off its Polestar 1, which ...

Google is scurrying to kill a new internal leak about its plans for China
Business Insider - 2018-09-21
Google's security team as well as the company's human resources department are trying to stop the company's staff from sharing a memo containing secret information regarding the company's plans for China, The Intercept reported Friday. An engineer who was ...

WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide
Upi.com - 2018-09-21
Sept. 21 (UPI) --More than one in 20 deaths worldwide is alcohol-related, a new analysis by the World Health Organization showed. Using 2016 data, the 476-page report, titled, "Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018," indicates that more than ...

Why Alphabet just led a $185 million investment round in a trucking startup
Business Insider - 2018-09-21
Trucking is a $740 billion industry-- and one that relies on a lot of old technology. When a small trucking company or a trucker who owns their own vehicle needs a shipment to carry, it's not unusual for them to depend on "voice brokers," who call up ...

Dissected new iPhones reveal Intel, Micron, Toshiba parts
Reuters - 2018-09-21
The studies by repair firm iFixit www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+XS++and+XS+Max+Teardown/113021 and chip analysis firm TechInsights here, published this week, are among the first detailed teardowns of the phones, which became available for purchase in ...

Apple begins selling iPhone XS, XS Max worldwide
Upi.com - 2018-09-21
Sept. 21 (UPI) --Apple's newest iPhone XS went on sale worldwide Friday as eager shoppers lined up at stores to get their hands on the industry leader's latest smartphone. Several hundred people lined up at the Singapore store when it opened, and some ...

Tunnels of tragedy
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-21
Brimo, the chief executive officer of Nickel Asia Corp., called on the DENR to take a tougher stance against illegal small-scale mining. In an interview with reporters at the sideline of the event ...

DTI chief discusses PPP opportunities at the World Economic Forum
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-21
"For example, the entry of ATMs was expected to replace bank tellers and bring down employment figures, but business and employment growth continued and there were just adjustments in the nature ...

Raytheon, Lockheed contracted for Javelin missiles for six countries
Upi.com - 2018-09-21
Sept. 21 (UPI) --Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV has received a $27.6 million contract modification for foreign military sales of the Javelin anti-tank missile. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, calls for full rate ...

Protest rallies held on martial law anniversary
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. People have yet to forget the atrocities done during the martial law rule of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

Patients, doctors recording visits at increasing rate
Upi.com - 2018-09-21
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with only a vague idea of what was said? You're not alone: A new survey finds many Americans, and their doctors, are turning to recordings for help. Researchers found that almost 30 ...

27 great apps you should download first for your new iPhone XS
Business Insider - 2018-09-21
You've managed to get your hands on a new iPhone XS or XS Max, and now you want cool apps to run on it. The Tech Insider staff picked some of our favorite apps that show off the power of Apple's new phones. The list is focused on lesser-known software that ...

Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women
Medscape - 2018-09-21
Obesity almost doubles the risk of urinary incontinence (UI) in young and middle-aged women compared with women of normal weight, the authors of a new meta-analysis warn. These findings are significant because those with a history of even mild UI when ...

Google to lawmakers: Yep, Gmail data is still open to app developers
ZDNet - 2018-09-21
Google has responded to questions from senior Republican senators about how it monitors and controls app developers' access to Gmail content. The Republican Senate Commerce Committee chairman fired off a letter to Google in July after being alarmed by a ...

EDC earns global recognition for environmental practices anew
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-21
Geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is once again included in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for its strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Russell ...

Typhoon Ompong affects over 1.6 million
Rappler - 2018-09-21
Assistance came from the Office of Civil Defense, Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, as well as local government units and non-governmental organizations.

PHL bond market grows in Q2
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-21
Broken down, nearly 80% of the amount were state borrowings worth $86 billion, while corporate borrowings reached $22 billion. Government debt grew by 2.5% from the previous quarter on account of its latest issuance of retail Treasury bonds, which shored ...

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