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America is so obsessed with the royal wedding that Meghan Markle briefly overtook Trump on Google
YAHOO! - 2018-05-19
More Americans were searching for Meghan Markle than Donald Trump on Thursday. Google confirmed to Business Insider that royalty briefly trumped the President. It shows the extent of the US obsession with the royal wedding, helped along by a dramatic week ...

Impact of air pollution in human health, environment
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-19
For big industries, they are required to have a workplace environment monitoring (WEM) to determine concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 based on the Department of Labor and Employment standards. The regional impact otherwise known as transboundary air ...

Government to Defund Clinics That Refer Abortions
YAHOO! - 2018-05-19
In today's WTF is happening news: The Trump administration plans to resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from not just providing abortions, but even referring women for abortions or sharing space with abortion ...

DOTr bares plans for China to fund entire Mindanao Railway project
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 19) -- China may fund all phases of the multi-billion-peso Mindanao Railway project, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) revealed Saturday. "The ongoing multi-agency and government-to-government discussions are aimed ...

Index eases on lack of market-moving news
philstar.com - 2018-05-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market stayed in negative territory yesterday due to the continued absence of market-moving news, analysts said. The benchmark index was down by 21.84 points, or 0.28 percent, to settle at 7,672.28, while the broader All ...

Reports: China lands bombers on S. China Sea island
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 19) -- Chinese bombers planes have landed on an island in the South China Sea, reports said Friday. Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force sent a group of bombers to ...

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to marry in Windsor
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-19
who has been ruled out by ill health. The change came so late that the order of service had already been printed with Thomas Markle's name. He, however, will be thousands of miles away in Mexico, reportedly recovering from a heart procedure. Meghan's ...

MPIC to boost power portfolio
philstar.com - 2018-05-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The MVP Group is targeting to build a power portfolio of 1,600 megawatts by 2022, tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan said. "In power, we are looking to execute on at least 1,600 MW of predominantly ultra-supercritical coal-fired ...

Meghan Markle will begin bridal procession alone, in bold feminist statement
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-19
It was always the intention that her father Thomas would meet her at the Quire and she would walk the first part alone. Ill health has since prevented him from coming. Both Charles and Harry are delighted with the plan, CNN understands. No other royal ...

SolGen urged to bare SALNs
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 19) -- The private citizen who filed a graft complaint against Solicitor General Jose Calida dared the government's top lawyer to reveal his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs). In a two-page letter ...

Alleged American pedophile held at NAIA-1
philstar.com - 2018-05-19
MANILA, Philippines -- An American suspected of being a pedophile was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA-1) on Thursday as he was allegedly about to meet several minors in Metro Manila. Operatives from the Philippine ...

Cebu City government to totally clear Ermita fire site
philstar.com - 2018-05-18
The fire victims are still temporarily staying in the barangay's complex and elementary school. Miral said that there were no report of any health problems but he asked the Barangay Health Center personnel to visit the area to prevent the spread if any ...

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today"
ZDNet - 2018-05-18
Quantum computers will be able to instantly break the encryption of sensitive data protected by today's strongest security, warns the head of IBM Research. This could happen in a little more than five years because of advances in quantum computer technologies.

iOS developers want to push Apple on free trial policy and App Store revenue cut
The Verge - 2018-05-18
Thirty-five iOS developers have formed a group to call on Apple for better treatment of app developers, starting with an expansion of its free trial policy by the time the company celebrates the 10th anniversary of the mobile software marketplace this July.

Regulators flag possible birth defect link to GSK's HIV drug
YAHOO! - 2018-05-18
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. and European regulators said they were assessing evidence that GlaxoSmithKline's HIV drug dolutegravir might be linked to serious birth defects, casting a shadow over a medicine that has been a key profit driver in recent years.

Astronomers found new evidence that a giant ghost planet may lurk in our solar system
Business Insider - 2018-05-18
Scientists found surprising evidence that there may be a ninth planet in our solar system. In a new paper, scientists announced the discovery of an object, called 2015 BP519, that may orbit around a hidden planet. That planet may have a mass 10 times as ...

Conflicts of interest
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-18
You can claim to be objective in deciding on which road projects get approved, but your decision will always be colored, or at least made suspect, by the interests of your business. An official can claim to have profound disdain for corruption, and ...

DepEd gears up for school opening through Oplan Balik Eskwela 2018
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-18
PASIG CITY, May 18 -- In line with its annual initiative to engage education partners and stakeholders in preparation for the opening of classes, the Department of Education (DepEd) is set to reactivate the National Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) for School ...

Google is making an AR headset with new Qualcomm chips
The Verge - 2018-05-18
Google is reportedly working on a standalone augmented reality headset that will use new Qualcomm chips. It will be built by Taiwanese computer maker Quanta. The project is still in its early stages, according to documents obtained by WinFuture. The AR ...

Honor thy flag, fight for democracy
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-18
Section 26 states, "The period from May 28 to June 12 of each year is declared as Flag Days, during which period all offices, agencies, and instrumentalities of government, business establishments, institutions of learning and private homes are enjoined ...

California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record
Medscape - 2018-05-18
Diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases hit a record high in California last year -- with sometimes deadly consequences, according to preliminary state data released this week. More than 300,000 cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis -- the most ...

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer
Medical News Today - 2018-05-18
Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice. The compound -- which they call metarrestin -- destroys a unique structure inside the nucleus of cancer cells that can ...

Cardo Dalisay vs YouTube
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
First Vice President and Head of Consumer Business Market Development at PLDT and Smart Oscar A. Reyes (left) with Google Philippines Country Manager Ken Lingan The platform has launched in over 88 countries and is available in a total of 76 different ...

No one to play against
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
Besides playing soccer, Sargsyan also has a small business, helps out on the farms and generally does "every job I can get my hands on." Despite the hardship, the team says it is united and holds on to the hope that one day it will be able to make the ...

Gadgets for good health
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
Elecom SM Southmall, Elecom Ayala Nuvali Solenad, Urbanize Shangri-La and Urbanize Uptown Mall. For more information about its products, follow Elecom on Facebook and Instagram. n

A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
Robin Bonifas, a social work professor at Arizona State University and author of the book Bullying ... a member of the city Human Rights Commission in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, which created a public-service announcement on its community-access station ...

Vatican scores offshore tax havens for hurting poor
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
It urged better regulation of financial products and for universities to educate the next generation of business leaders about ethics, not just profits. "The recent financial crisis could have been the occasion to develop a new economy, more attentive to ...

Heart attack risk may rise when temperatures fall: Study
Upi.com - 2018-05-18
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Colder weather may raise the risk for a heart attack, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Taiwan found that heart attack rates fluctuated seasonally, with more occurring in winter than summer. When the temperature fell ...

High AIDS cases in Davao
Davao Today - 2018-05-18
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The Davao City Health Office (CHO) reported a total of 2,330 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases, figures that rose since the increase in HIV testing in all ...

Parts of Philippine Rise declared as marine reserve
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- A portion of the Philippine Rise, internationally known as Benham Rise, was declared by President Rodrigo Duterte as a marine resource reserve strictly for studies by Filipino scientists. Proclamation No. 489 was ...

Ex-tourism chief Wanda Teo referred costly 'Buhay Carinderia' project - official
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- Resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo's name is dragged in yet another controversy. An official of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) said Teo was the one who referred to the board the controversial "Buhay ...

Imee Marcos: PCGG should have been abolished 30 years ago
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- The Presidential Commission of Good Government (PCGG), the agency tasked to recover alleged ill-gotten wealth of former President Ferdinand Marcos, should have been abolished long ago, the late strongman's ...

WHO: One in three Filipinos die prematurely due to noncommunicable diseases
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- One in every three Filipinos will not reach the age of 70 because of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), according to health experts from the United Nations (UN). They said Filipinos are likely to die from these four ...

Starmobile, Voyager provide free internet
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-18
Hatch Business and Brand Management Head Heidi Garayblas (left), Voyager Vice President Dindo Marzan (second from left), Starmobile COO Michael Chen, and Starmobile Sales and Marketing Head Ardie Balderrama (right) hold their Starmobile handsets with Freenet.

Now readies expansion of fiber network
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-18
We already know which customer segment to capture and the goal is to achieve the financial metrics; thus, a flawless execution of our plans is crucial," Now head of business development and strategy Kristian Pura said. "To date, we have activated more ...

PHL eyeing to export more agri goods to Papua New Guinea
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
Top business executives from International Container Terminal Services, First Pacific Co., LT Group of Co., SL Agritech, Jollibee Food Corp., Double Dragon, DMCI, Frabelle and SM Holdings Inc. were in attendance at the roundtable. A couple of Philippine ...

Cybersecurity for Fourth Industrial Revolution
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-18
In other words, information technology no longer supports the business, it is the business. Your Business Transformed, Ready or Not As with all previous industrial revolutions, no public or private organization will be immune from the fourth industrial ...

Mark Lapid, former Cabinet Secretaries, face raps for P300M Boracay sewerage deal
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- Actor and former tourism official Mark Lapid, as well as several former and current Cabinet chiefs including former Tourism Secretaries Ramon Jimenez Jr, and Wanda Tulfo-Teo, face graft and corruption raps at the ...

BSP further relaxes forex rules
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-18
T]hese transactions no longer require prior BSP approval under certain conditions which seek to ensure that banks fully understand the nature and extent of the risks involved and that they have put in place appropriate business policies and risk management ...

MPIC power businesses target 1,600-MW hike in capacity by 2022
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-18
MPIC is one of three key Philippine units of Hong-Kong based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc. Hastings Holdings, Inc., a unit of PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., has a majority ...

Intellectual Property Office targets countryside expansion
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-18
"Our overarching objective in spreading the presence of IPSOs is to be able to stimulate the countryside into knowing and making the public, especially the micro,small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), know that trademark is very relevant to their ...

Official: More irregularities in Cesar Montano-led tourism board
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- Aside from the controversial "Buhay Carinderia" project, there are irregularities in other programs of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), an official said Friday. The projects of the TPB, headed by Cesar Montano ...

WHO says 'high risk' Ebola will spread in DR Congo
Rappler - 2018-05-18
GENEVA, Switzerland - An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has a high risk of spreading internally, the World Health Organization warned Friday, May 18, ahead of a meeting on whether to declare it an event of international concern.

1 in 3 Filipinos could die from these diseases before age 70
Rappler - 2018-05-18
MANILA, Philippines - One in every 3 people in the Philippines will die of a non-communicable disease (NCD) before he turns 70 years old, United Nations (UN) and local health experts reported after 5 days of dialogues. Filipinos are vulnerable to these 4 ...

Duterte to visit Pag-asa Island before his term ends - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Pag-asa Island in the disputed South China Sea sometime during his term to assert the country's sovereignty, his spokesperson said Friday. The announcement comes amid ...

The Philippines, Usually a Receiver of Foreign Aid, Offers Some
Voice of America - 2018-05-18
He met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila this week. The Philippines can offer expertise in hundreds of rice strains, including some that hold up in severe weather such as typhoons, said Jaime Manolo in the development and communications ...

Harry and Meghan: Don't send gifts, buy sanitary pads for Indian women
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
It's a big task: According to the India National Family Health Survey, more than 40% of Indian women aged 15 to 24 do not have access to sanitary products during their period. Instead, they resort to using rags, old clothes, newspapers, hay, sand ...

JBC holds off Chief Justice search pending final Sereno ouster ruling - sources
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will wait for the Supreme Court's final ruling on the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno before beginning the search for her replacement. According to sources from the ...

Gov't lifts total deployment ban to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- The Department of Labor Employment has lifted the ban on sending Filipino workers to Kuwait in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's order. Administrative Orders 254 and 254-A issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre ...

Fire hits building behind Binondo Church
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- Thick smoke engulfed a building behind the centuries-old Binondo Church in Manila City on Friday. The fire, which started at 11:58 a.m., hit the fourth floor of the Wellington Building located near the church.

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