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Duterte: Communist rebellion over by 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- President Rodrigo Duterte believes the five-decade long insurgency of communist rebels will end by 2019. [Translation: I think, God forbid, this ...

New tariffs on China spare smartwatches but hit tech networks
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-19
(CNN Money) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's latest tariffs on Chinese goods won't hit the Apple Watch or Air Pods. But the trade penalties will sweep up other tech products, including the ...

Jack Ma: U.S.-China trade war could last 20 years
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-19
(CNN Money) -- Tech tycoon Jack Ma told investors to hunker down for a drawn out trade war between the United States and China. "It's going to last long, it's going to be a mess," Ma, the founder ...

Typhoon Ompong kills 60, affects over half a million Filipinos
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- Powerful typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) left at least 60 people dead as officials fear the casualty count may rise. President ...

PHILGBC pushes green agenda in the workplace
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, indoor air quality is the biggest environmental hazard in the world--with as much as ...

Economic managers downplay inflationary effects of Ompong
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18 ... But the economic managers of the Duterte administration are unfazed, and said that its inflationary impact would be temporary and minimal. "

Peso recovers, stays within 54:$1
philstar.com - 2018-09-18
"We expect that for the rest of the year, overseas remittances, as well as BPOs (business process outsourcing) will be coming in a bigger way. This is the holiday season so we would expect that the exchange rate will start shaping up," Guinigundo sai

Oracle only grew 1% last quarter, and Wall Street is starting to question whether management is up to the job
Business Insider - 2018-09-18
Wall Street is starting to get impatient with Oracle. Following a hit-or-miss earnings report on Monday that showed a glacial pace of growth, analysts expressed a range of skepticism that the database giant can make good on its promises to expand its cloud ...

The easiest way for Elon Musk to raise money for SpaceX might be tourism
The Verge - 2018-09-18
Before Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa can fulfill his dream of seeing the Moon with an artist collective, SpaceX still needs to finish the rocket that will take the group to space. The company needs more money to fund the development of the vehicle ...

Insects, plants living in agricultural regions are surprisingly resilient
Upi.com - 2018-09-18
Sept. 18 (UPI) --Plants and pollinators that have survived the impacts of agriculture intensification are more likely to survive future environmental changes, new research suggests. Researchers at the University of Reading's Center for Ecology and ...

Microsoft adds two more Dynamics 365 AI apps to its roadmap
ZDNet - 2018-09-18
Microsoft is adding more AI-infused Dynamics 365 applications to its line-up. In addition toe the previously announced Dynamics 365 AI for Sales app, Microsoft also is introducing a Dynamics 365 AI for Customer Service app and a Dynamics 365 AI for Market ...

Google finally solved one of the biggest annoyances with Apple CarPlay, the iPhone's car integration
Business Insider - 2018-09-18
Big news for Google Maps loyalists: Now, you can use your preferred maps when you plug your iPhone into your car dashboard -- assuming, of course, that your car supports Apple CarPlay. This means that if you drive a car with CarPlay support, you can now ...

Study Finds More Than 200 Common Medications Cause Depression
YAHOO! - 2018-09-18
A recent study found more than 200 common medications cause depression. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago made the link after studying medication use in over 26,000 adults. Their findings revealed that many common medications increase ...

Safe to Start Sacubitril/Valsartan Predischarge in Acute Heart Failure: TRANSITION
Medscape - 2018-09-18
NASHVILLE, Tenessee -- Concerns about sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto, Novartis) promoting hypotension in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) started almost as soon as the pivotal PARADIGM-HF results were unveiled 4 years ago. Now, a randomized trial ...

Filipinas in Global Network
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
Dr. Conchita L. Manabat is the president of the Development Center for Finance, a joint undertaking between Finex Foundation and the UP Virata School of Business. A past president of Finex and ...

High-Dose Folic Acid Does Not Prevent High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy
The New York Times - 2018-09-18
Some studies suggest that taking high doses of folic acid can prevent pre-eclampsia, but a randomized trial found it did not. Some experts believe that a high daily dose of folic acid can reduce the risk for pre-eclampsia, the dangerous high blood pressure ...

Trump accuses China of election meddling in trade war
Rappler - 2018-09-18
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, September 18, accused China of seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections, by taking aim at his political support base in the economic giants' rapidly escalating trade war.

Q4 inflation seen slower amid agriculture loss, weak peso
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
as remittances and business-process outsourcing (BPO) receipts back the local currency. "We also expect that for the rest of the year overseas remittances, as well as BPOs, will be coming in a ...

Kill destructive mining, not the whole industry
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
In the wake of a landslide that hit an illegal mining site in Itogon, Benguet, that killed 34 people and dozens more missing at the height of Typhoon Ompong, President Duterte said it is time for ...

Regulation of composite insurers
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
Nonetheless, Section 193 of the Amended Insurance Code speaks of insurance companies that may be authorized to transact the business of life and nonlife insurance concurrently. Section 193 ...

BASF introduces poles for telcos and power producers
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany-based BASF recently said it plans to work with small and independent power producers and telecommunications providers in the Philippines for their pole requirements. The ...

PBCom offers 5.5-year LTNCDs for long-term funding
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-18
THE PHILIPPINE Bank of Communications (PBCom) started offering long-term negotiable certificates of time deposit (LTNCD) on Monday to strengthen its long-term funding. In a disclosure to the local bourse on Tuesday, the Co-led lender said it has started ...

De Lima slams construction of P200-million ferro-nickel mining project in Zambales
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
Although in detention, de Lima was shown some actual photographs of how the river in Zambales had alarmingly turned red due to the risky mining business. In October 2017 residents of Candelaria ...

Canon Business Process Services Announces Webcast: "The Role of Social Media Evidence in Product Liability Litigation"
Yahoo Finance - 2018-09-18
With professionals across the US and in the Philippines, we have been named a Global Outsourcing 100 Leader in 2018 by IAOP for the twelfth straight year. Canon Business Process Services is a ...

House 'Committee of the Whole' takes over 2019 budget deliberations
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday constituted itself into a Committee of the Whole, and took over the deliberations on the proposed ?3.575 ...

Zika vaccine shows promise against brain cancer
Upi.com - 2018-09-18
Sept. 18 (UPI) --A Zika virus successfully killed off human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells transplanted into mice, according to a study. Based upon the results, researchers believe a live, attenuated version of the Zika virus, which is spread by ...

Gov't set to OK SMC's Bulacan airport project
philstar.com - 2018-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A proposed new airport at Bulacan province from conglomerate San Miguel Corp. could finally get a go-ahead from the government by early next year, paving the way to its construction meant to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International ...

TRAIN 2 to deter mine investment
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-18
Marcventures Holdings, Inc. President Isidro C. Alcantara, in support of Ms. Climaco said: "at this point, I think we are contributing a good share; putting this there... may be burdensome and may affect our competitiveness against other nickel exporters."

Clark now only second to Metro Manila in office space demand, Leechiu says
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-18
and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Mr. Leechiu noted particular interest in Clark Global City, a 177-hectare estate being developed by businessman Dennis A. Uy. "Clark Global City is providing the infrastructure. Many of the BPOs inside Clark have ...

First Gen says power users to save P10B with PNOC gas offer
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-18
Jerome H. Cainglet, First Gen vice-president and head of the gas business unit, said his "rough estimate" of savings is the difference between the price the company offered to buy the 97.67 petajoules banked gas owned by state-led Philippine National ...

IN PHOTOS: Searching for survivors at the Itogon landslide site
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Itogon, Benguet (CNN Philippines Life) -- A community of small-scale gold miners in Brgy. Ucab, in Benguet's Itogon town, was devastated by a landslide on Sept. 15, Saturday, as Typhoon Ompong ...

10 mayors in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera under probe for alleged absence during 'Ompong'
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- At least 10 mayors in the Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) are under investigation for purportedly being missing in action ...

P2M in seized dried seahorse vanishes from Customs warehouse
philstar.com - 2018-09-18
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation is investigating how boxes of dried seahorse worth millions of pesos disappeared from the storage warehouse of the Bureau of Customs. Lawyer Lyceo Martinez, BOC district collector, said ...

DOTr to expedite Swiss challenge to the Bulacan airport proposal
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- The transport department is set to meet with San Miguel Corporation on Monday to discuss details of the company's unsolicited proposal to build an ...

Trillanes ready to go to Davao to answer libel complaints
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Having holed up in the Senate for two weeks, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday said he is ready to fly to Davao City to respond to libel ...

Gov't vows assistance for 10,000 miners amid closure order
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
The Social Welfare Department will also offer a cash for work program where miners will plant vegetables and trees, while the Labor Department's "Tupad" or emergency employment program will hire ...

Mapúa University suspends classes, work due to 'bomb threat'
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- The Mapúa University suspended classes and office work in its Intramuros, Manila campus due to a bomb threat received through a text message on ...

Cyber Scams: A Multi Million Dollar Business
Al Jazeera English - 2018-09-18
the Philippines. They cleverly mask their real locations and use very professional, slick-looking websites, with bogus testimonials, high-quality marketing literature, business cards, logos, and a fictitious company history to convince investors of their ...

New Coast Guard ship sent to patrol 'southern backdoor'
philstar.com - 2018-09-18
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard has deployed one of its newest patrol vessels to fight terrorism, piracy and armed robbery at sea in the southern Philippines. BRP Bagacay (Multi Role Response Vessel-4410), which has been assigned ...

Manila Zoo lion 'Raffy' in viral video under observation
philstar.com - 2018-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The administration of Manila Zoo has put "Raffy," the lion appearing to be having a seizure in a viral video, under round-the-clock observation. Heinrich Patrick Peña Domingo, officer-in-charge of the Zoological Division, said that ...

AGI sets P240-B capex up to 2020
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-18
LISTED investment holding firm Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) said it will be allocating P240 billion in capital expenditures (capex) to be spent over three years until 2020. In a disclosure to the Stock Market on Tuesday, the Andrew L. Tan-owned ...

Capitol to give P1 million to Ompong-hit areas
philstar.com - 2018-09-18
He took as an example human activities like the cutting of trees and the replacing of agricultural ... Ormoc City in Leyte received aid after the two places were hit by a 6.5 earthquake in July 2017. Both places were placed under a state of calamity ...

Palace belies alleged surveillance of Trillanes' house
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
"I think it's very clear the President has left the matter to the RTC (Regional Trial Court) of Makati and so has the Supreme Court," Roque said. The Supreme Court has left it to the discretion of ...

Rescuers, volunteers manually retrieve 14 bodies in buried bunkhouse in Itogon
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
There has been no sign of life but families continue to hope for ... Most were caused by landslides. UP NOAH (University of the Philippines-Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) Executive ...

AFP insists 7 slain in a Sulu encounter were Abu Sayyaf men
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- The military stood by its report that seven members of the Abu Sayyaf group were killed in an encounter in Patikul, Sulu on Friday. Families of the ...

15,000 health workers to lose jobs, Senators decry DOH budget cut
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- A budget cut in the Health Department in 2019 could lead to massive job losses among health workers, but some senators say they will not allow it.

Former commissioner tells Duterte to respect COA
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- A former commissioner of the state's audit body did not take President Rodrigo Duterte's recent remarks agains the Commission on Audit (COA ...

Go: Barangay execs key to government service
philstar.com - 2018-09-18
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go lauded barangay officials for their role in implementing the programs of President Duterte. Addressing the convention of barangay officials of Calamba, Laguna at the ...

Atio Castillo family to file criminal charges vs. lawyers in viral chat
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Uy and the other lawyers are already facing a probe for disbarment at the Supreme Court, along with UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina, Eric Fuentes, Gem Dimaculangan, Alfonso Verzosa ...

33 dead, dozens feared buried in Benguet landslide - AFP
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- At least 33 people have died in a landslide in a Benguet town known for its mining activities, authorities said on Monday. Armed Forces of the ...

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