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Metrobank Foundation names 10 Outstanding Filipino teachers and soldier awardees for 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
Dimalanta, PhD, Professor X, University of the Philippines Diliman (Quezon City). Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones lauded the Filipino exemplars in the field of teaching and highlighted their ...

NASA's longest-lived robot on Mars isn't calling home. Here's why there's a chance it could be dying.
Business Insider - 2018-08-26
A global dust storm on Mars is threatening the future of NASA's Opportunity rover, the longest-lived robot on that planet. The golf-cart-size vehicle launched toward Mars in June 2003, landed in January 2004, and was supposed to last three months.

What a client wants from a PR agency partner
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
Bong R. Osorio is a communications consultant of ABS-CBN Corp., SkyCable, Dentsu-Aegis Network and government projects, among others, after retiring as vice president and head of the Corporate ...

De Castro's appointment as chief justice stirs mixed reactions
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- Teresita Leonardo-de Castro has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the new Chief Justice, a position she will hold for only six weeks.

Defense chief Lorenzana: Government still accepting NPAs who surrender
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- The government is still encouraging members of rebel groups to come down and surrender, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Sunday. This, after ...

Bang & Olufsen adds Google Assistant to its expensive Beosound speakers
The Verge - 2018-08-26
Bang & Olufsen is making its Beosound 1 and BeoSound 2 speakers a bit smarter this fall. The company will release new versions featuring Google Assistant in September, which is a nice upgrade for speakers that start at $1,750. An intelligent speaker is ...

Chinese province to send business delegation to explore opportunities in the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-26
"In the past there have been some zigzags in international relations between China and the ... Philippine-China relations hit a snag over the South China Sea maritime dispute following the arbitral ruling favoring the Philippines. With the change of ...

DTI amends company name rules to boost ease doing business
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-26
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has updated the implementing rules and regulations of the Business Name (BN) Law to incorporate an industry benchmarking system while harmonizing it with the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Act of 2018, among other ...

Former GM R&D Boss, Larry Burns Tells The Tale Of The Automated Car In New Book
Forbes - 2018-08-26
For most people, self-driving cars are a relatively recent concept popularized by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and videos of a blind man riding in a little pod car from Waymo. But like most overnight sensations, this is an idea that has been years, in fact decades ...

DTI to hold consultations for IRR of Ease of Doing Business Act
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-26
RA 11032 likewise aims to improve the ranking of the Philippines in terms of competitiveness. "The law created the Anti-Red Tape Authority which is tasked to plan, implement and oversee national policy on anti-red tape and ease of doing business.

Manila used only 28% of charity funds - COA
philstar.com - 2018-08-26
MANILA, Philippines -- State auditors called out the Manila city government for the poor utilization of its charity funds, which could have been used to aid indigent patients. In its latest report, the Commission on Audit (COA) said that only P78.027 ...

MILF leader: Better understanding of Bangsamoro Organic Law needed
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
Metro Manlila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- A lot of people in Muslim Mindanao are still clueless about the new Bangsamoro law, a leader from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said Sunday.

So Far, More Heat Waves Do Not Mean More Heat Deaths
NPR - 2018-08-26
More Americans die from the effects of heat than of any other form of severe weather, and this summer has seen one heat wave after another. Some places in the U.S. and elsewhere have recorded their highest temperatures ever. In fact, the average ...

Whatever Happened To ... The Car Mechanic Who Invented A Device To Pop Out A Baby?
NPR - 2018-08-26
In 2013, NPR reported on an improbable inventor: Jorge Odon, a middle-aged car mechanic who -- inspired by watching a stupid party trick -- designed a medical device that could revolutionize childbirth. Here's how we described it: "The Odon Device ..

Streaming Could Change the Video Game Business Forever
Fortune - 2018-08-26
IN THE BEGINNING, there were video game stores. There were bricks, and there was mortar, and hours before the stroke of midnight of a highly anticipated release, there were snaking lines of ...

Cebu Pacific adds new routes in Clark
philstar.com - 2018-08-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Gokongwei-owned carrier Cebu Pacific is expanding its footprint at the Clark International Airport with the introduction of two new routes that will help improve air connectivity and logistics between Central Luzon, the Visayas, and ...

Mayor seeks probe into fire at Cotabato City Comelec office
philstar.com - 2018-08-26
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi on Sunday urged an extensive probe into a fire that destroyed the Commission on Elections office in the city late Saturday night. Guiani-Sayadi is also chairperson of the inter-agency ...

Trump orders U.S. to strip $200 million in aid from Palestinians
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
(CNN) -- Following a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority, President Donald Trump has directed the State Department to withdraw $200 million in aid that was originally planned ...

Asians in the UAE scramble to use visa amnesty
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-08-26
According to the Asian Development Bank, remittances to the Philippines rose 5.3% in 2017 to more than $31 billion, or around 10% of the country's gross domestic product. In Nepal, where in 2016 ...

Ericsson showcases 5G tech in Philippines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
For the Philippines, in 2026 ... we showcase Centralized and Decentralized Radio Architecture, Core and RAN Virtualization, Network Slicing, 5G deployment scenarios, Transport Evolution, among ...

Epson's portable duplex scanner reaps BLI award
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
Epson, a leading provider of innovative business solutions, announced that the WorkForce DS-320 Portable Duplex Document Scanner, known as the WorkForce DS-310 scanner in Southeast Asia ...

Atom traces the food waste trail this Sunday in The Atom Araullo Specials
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
"Pagpag" has long been seen as a terrible symptom of widespread hunger. It has also become a business in marginalized parts of Metro Manila. As part of the global call to eliminate food waste ...

Minimize government regulations
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently stressed the need to prioritize the ease of doing business, saying this is a crucial factor to investors. She is correct. In his book, The Road to ...

Create an ideal office environment
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
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Hilton Manila appoints first general manager
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
From there, McGrath joined Hilton Adelaide in South Australia as director of operations before a move into the commercial role as director of business development. In 2012, he was appointed ...

House resumes budget hearings Tuesday
philstar.com - 2018-08-26
He added that the two-year implementation period allows for delays caused by unforeseen factors like bad weather and road right-of-way issues. Andaya revealed that a mix of cash and obligation budgeting was the compromise reached during their meeting with ...

Roque dismisses solon's report on 'seriously ill' Duterte as 'misinformation'
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- An opposition lawmaker said he has acquired verified information of President Rodrigo Duterte being "seriously ill", but it was brushed off by his ...

Alsons on track to complete power projects
philstar.com - 2018-08-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR), the investment holding firm of the Alcantara Group, said it remains on track with the completion of key power projects despite lower revenues in the first half of the year. In a disclosure ...

Tropical Depression Luis exits Philippines; new LPA spotted
philstar.com - 2018-08-26
said several areas in Central and Northern Luzon would continue to experience monsoon rains even though Tropical Depression Luis is outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

Elon Musk abandons plan to take Tesla private
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
He admitted he was having trouble sleeping as he fought to keep Tesla's business on track and tried to fend off attacks from investors who were betting the company's stock would drop. Tesla's ...

Roque lauds De Castro appointment
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 25 ... one year after she had graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law. She rose through the ranks to associate justice of the Sandiganbayan in 1997, and then became the presiding justice ...

MMDA urges: Carpool amid infra projects
philstar.com - 2018-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Due to upcoming infrastructure projects, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is calling on motorists to try carpooling to reduce traffic along EDSA and other parts of the metropolis. The projects include the ...

PLDT Home revenues rise 14% on strong fiber, video on demand
philstar.com - 2018-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- PLDT Home, the consumer group of telco and digital services provider PLDT, reported a 14 percent rise in revenues to P18 billion on strong customer demand for fiber broadband connectivity and a growing appetite for bundled services ...

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row
Rappler - 2018-08-25
According to local media, 11 women and 5 men - two of whom are said to have tuberculosis - were given permission by the government to get off, following a request by the port's health authority for doctors to visit those on board. Prosecutors from ...

Fire leaves 50 families homeless in Parañaque
philstar.com - 2018-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A fire destroyed 15 houses in Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City on Friday night, displacing 50 families. The families are staying at the barangay hall and a nearby covered court, according to Senior Inspector Wilson Tana ...

Mother speaks out after daughter attempts 'fire challenge': She was 'in flames from her knees to her hair'
YAHOO! - 2018-08-25
Mother speaks out after daughter attempts 'fire challenge': She was 'in flames from her knees to her hair' originally appeared on abcnews.go.com When Brandi Owens saw her daughter, Timiyah, running toward her engulfed in flames, she shut down. "I almost ...

More U.S. Mothers Are Breastfeeding but Many Stop Too Soon, Says CDC
YAHOO! - 2018-08-25
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding, but that many stop nursing earlier than they should. Researchers found that of the babies born in 2015, 83.2 percent were breastfeeding after birth, 57.6 ...

Amid Elevated Inflation
philstar.com - 2018-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Barcelona-based think tank Focus Economics expects more rate hikes this year as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) leaves the door open for further tightening to rein in inflationary expectations. Joffrey Simonet, economist a ...

Man claims sex abuse in lawsuit against televangelist Ernest Angley
The Washington Times - 2018-08-25
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A lawsuit filed by a former associate pastor at an Ohio megachurch claims televangelist Ernest Angley sexually abused and harassed him over a 10-year period starting in 2004. The allegations detailed in a complaint filed Wednesday in ...

DFA warns vs job offers online
philstar.com - 2018-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday warned Filipinos against accepting overseas jobs offered online. In a statement, the DFA said there are illegal recruiters who are using social media such as Facebook to offer work ...

PDIC eyes P200 million from asset sale
philstar.com - 2018-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) is raising close to P200 million from the sale of foreclosed assets of shuttered banks in the cities of Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro over the next two months. The deposit insurer is ...

(FEATURE) WHO: Bataan represents PH very well
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-25
World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Office in the Philippines has expressed wonder with how the Province of Bataan hosted delegates from Asia-Pacific countries who benchmarked the province's health programs. Dr. Albert Francis Domingo ...

Google Pixel 3 XL Vs. Pixel 2 XL: Quick-Compare Of Specs -- And Display Update
Forbes - 2018-08-25
There isn't much we haven't seen of the upcoming Pixel 3 XL at this point. We've already have what seems to be an unboxing here. Assuming the spate of videos are legit, here's a breakdown of the current Pixel 2 XL vs. the soon-to-be-released Pixel 3 XL.

Gen Z to outnumber millennials within a year: Demographic trends
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-25
Millennials were "more focused on what was in it for them. They also looked to others, such as the companies they did business with, for solutions, whereas the younger people naturally sought to ...

Dirty Pasig River water can be potable--through Israeli tech
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-25
He added: "The foundation was organized by Israeli nationals, which has a global network and business centers, including one in the Philippines." To promote tourism exchange, Matityau ...

7 drug suspects killed, cop hurt in shootouts
philstar.com - 2018-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Five suspected drug pushers were killed while a police officer was wounded in Batangas and Camarines Sur yesterday as the government continued its campaign against illegal drugs. Erwin Llamarez, alias Mulawin, and Ezekiel Reyes were ...

Automaker Tesla to remain a public company, CEO Musk says
philstar.com - 2018-08-25
NEW YORK, United States -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the company would continue to be publicly traded, weeks after suggesting that he would take the electric carmaker private. Musk met with Tesla's board of directors on Thursday "and let them ...

Data is king in IBM's marketing department -- these are the tools it uses to make sure it's getting the most bang for its marketing buck
Business Insider - 2018-08-25
To give IBM's marketing team an edge, Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Peluso commissioned a bespoke platform that puts all of its marketing and audience data in one place. That platform is called Pearl. Its key feature is the ability to visualize campaign ...

The U.S. Military's Biggest Problem Isn't Russia or China
YAHOO! - 2018-08-25
More like over use and misuse. This is why. The U.S. Military's Biggest Problem Isn't Russia or China Currently, America taunts China by taking needless risks, provokes Russia with military operations on their border that in no way improves our own ...

DOH: 'Barely any evidence' to prove e-cigarettes safe
Rappler - 2018-08-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday, August 25, said that there is "barely any evidence" to prove that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) do not cause harm to users. "Contrary to the claim regarding the effectiveness ...

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