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Malaysian tsunami - 2018-05-13
After all, we have a number of residual issues with him and his group--from their coddling, if we may call it such, of the secessionist forces in the South, to the unfinished business of our claim to Sabah and, of course, the presence of a Filipino ...

LTG income grows 61% in Q1 on strong tobacco business
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-13
Its 30.9-percent stake in Victorias Milling Co. Inc. contributed P59 million or 2 percent. Income from the tobacco business was P2.36 billion for the period, the company said, while equity in net earnings from the 49.6-percent stake in PMFTC Inc. reached ...

DMCI Holdings earnings rose 5% to P4.3B in Q1
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-13
ENGINEERING conglomerate DMCI Holdings Inc. said its net income grew a slim 5 percent during the first quarter of the year to P4.3 billion from P4.1 billion last year. The company said higher coal prices, water billed volume and construction revenues ...

Campaign finances
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-13
I came across an excellent article explaining the rationale behind allowing campaign finance in the United States written by an American Journalist, Tony Mauro (cited in "The Supreme Court, 20 cases that changed America, Landmark Decisions," 2016 Ed ...

Thais in full force for ladies classic
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-13
In Photo: Former Ladies Philippine Golf Tour leg winner Amolkan Phalajivin heads a 13-player team from Thailand. A 13-player strong Thailand delegation sets out for another crack at the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour (LPGT) crown in the International ...

What vitamins can do for you
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-13
Andrew Saul, touted by Psychology Today as one of the seven natural health pioneers and is popular as The Mega Vitamin Man. Dr. Thomas Levy, cardiologist and attorney, also delivered a talk on the orthomolecular application of vitamin C and antioxidants in ...

A guide to working capital management for start-ups
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-13
Good thing for start-ups, innovative business models can tilt the cash collection process in their favor. An example is subscription models, where customers pay in advance at the start of each month. Delaying payments is another option for working capital ...

DICT seeking to lower interconnection rates
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
Isberto declined to comment on the matter until they have studied the proposed measures. Globe Telecom Inc. Senior Vice-President for Corporate Communications Ma. Yolanda C. Crisanto said they have yet to receive a copy of the DICT order. Voice calls and ...

Have writing styles changed and how do we update them?
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-13
Even in our day-to-day life, we try our best to make our conversations more interesting. And we should definitely make an effort when we are in the business of communications. Usborne shares with us five simple ways to level up our efforts to create truly ...

Uniqlo to open global flagship store in PHL
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
"This exciting new retail environment and experience will help put our Manila business in the global spotlight. We sense growing enthusiasm in the community here and hope to share the very best of the Filipino lifestyle, culture and optimism with the ...

Davao City taps online platform to help farmers with direct sales
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
Meanwhile, Mr. Leuterio said the CAO is organizing young people in agricultural communities to work with and learn from the Agribiz Youth Club of Davao under various schools offering agriculture and business management courses. "The name of the group is ...

Voyager no longer pursuing partnership with Chinese tech giant
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
The PLDT official last year said the company was looking for a partner to "push the various thrusts of Voyager," given that the company is a cash business and "capital-hungry." Mr. Pangilinan, however, remains confident and sees encouraging signs ...

BPI still studying use of blockchain technology
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
BANK OF THE Philippine Islands (BPI) is not yet keen on using blockchain technology as the lender is still studying the applicability to banking processes. Cezar P. Consing, BPI president and chief executive officer, said the concept of a distributed ...

Anchor Land breaks ground for P1.5-B Cosmo Suites
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
ANCHOR LAND Holdings, Inc. is venturing into ... of the growing demand for leasable spaces by Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). POGOs occupied 48,000 square meters of office space for the first quarter of 2018 alone, most of which are in ...

PSE index gets boost from BSP rate hike decision
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
Corporate earnings reports also allowed the market to register gains for the week, with most property firms reporting double-digit growth in the first quarter of 2018. SM Prime Holdings, Inc. booked a 15% increase in net income to P7.6 billion driven by ...

Ethereum Gets Introspective
Forbes - 2018-05-13
The humming of a bronze meditation bell told a small class of yoga students it was time to change positions at the Ethereal Summit in Brooklyn, which concluded Saturday after two days of events focused largely on building products using the Ethereum ...

A financial reporting framework made simple for small and micro entities
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
For small and micro businesses, profit margins are often quite thin and operating the business usually requires significant time and effort for the business owners. The adoption of this new framework reduces the choices for accounting treatments ...

Meet April Underwood, Slack's chief product officer who is helping it get ready for a new cycle of growth
Business Insider - 2018-05-13
After more than two years at Slack, April Underwood recently got promoted to be its chief product officer. The Texas native has helped head up product teams at tech companies for more than a decade, with previous stints at both Google and Twitter.

Roque: Partial lifting of deployment ban to Kuwait may happen on Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 13) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque revealed the deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait may be partially lifted soon. "I think on Tuesday it would be lifted and soon, we will await word from [Special ...

Shell looking for local partner in renewable venture - 2018-05-13
He said potential partnership should have an "alignment of values." "We are a firm believer of our business principles, good governance, talent development secondly. A company that also believes in our aspiration for renewables in the country to help ...

When Spies Hack Journalism
The New York Times - 2018-05-13
WASHINGTON -- For decades, leakers of confidential information to the press were a genus that included many species: the government worker infuriated by wrongdoing, the ideologue pushing a particular line, the politico out to savage an opponent.

MIT built a self-driving car that can navigate unmapped country roads
The Verge - 2018-05-13
Taking the road less traveled is extremely difficult for self-driving cars. Autonomous vehicles rely on highly visible lane markings, as well as detailed 3D maps in order to navigate their environment safely. Which is why most of the major companies have ...

BBL, charter change lead legislative agenda
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
Cua, seeks to gradually decrease corporate income tax rates to 25% from 30% and streamline fiscal incentives. For her part, Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy said in a statement: "If the next two weeks are not enough to produce the priority legislative agenda ...

Comelec, other agencies all set for village, youth polls
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-13
Other agencies taking part in ensuring orderly polls are the Department of Health (together with the Red Cross), Department of Interior and Local Government, and the Inter-agency Council for Traffic (IACT), which in a statement said will be on the lookout ...

China to fund Davao water project - 2018-05-13
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The Chinese government is funding a water pumping project in Barangay Callawa, Buhangin district in this city. "China and the Philippines are good neighbors helping each other and trusted partners benefiting each other.

What to know about multinodular goiter
Medical News Today - 2018-05-13
A goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. Sometimes, a person can have a goiter that has multiple nodules or bumps on it, which is called a multinodular goiter. A toxic goiter is one that makes too much thyroid hormone, resulting in a condition called ...

PH-Kuwait deal offers better protection for domestic workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-13
The employer should also register the worker in the health insurance system, which does not only cover work hazards but also transporting the deceased body to the Philippines when he or she dies, and pay the wages of the month when the worker died.

Former Senate president Ed Angara dies at 83
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 13) -- Former Senate president Edgardo Angara has passed away. He was 83. This was announced by his son, Senator Sonny Angara, in a tweet Sunday. The younger Angara said his father passed away due to an "apparent heart ...

17 BIFF, Abu Sayyaf bandits surrender - 2018-05-13
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- At least 11 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) surrendered in this province yesterday. The BIFF men led by Sindatok Dilna surrendered through the intercession of Maj. Gen. Arnel dela Vega of the 6th ...

Life-long risk reduction could cut late dementia by a third - 2018-05-13
As many as a third of dementia cases could be prevented worldwide if society could adopt a life course-focused approach of supporting brain health with mostly common sense measures. Improving childhood education, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol ...

How a "location API" allows cops to figure out where we all are in real-time
Ars Technica - 2018-05-13
The digital privacy world was rocked late Thursday evening when The New York Times reported on Securus, a prison telecom company that has a service enabling law enforcement officers to locate most American cell phones within seconds. The company does this ...

Kuwait to regulate employment of Philippine domestic workers after reports of abuse
Business Insider - 2018-05-13
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait and the Philippines agreed measures on Friday to regulate the employment of domestic workers from the Southeast Asian country, following a diplomatic row amid reports of abuse. Last month Kuwait ordered the ambassador from the ...

Philippines' government sees popularity dip on inflation worries
Business Insider - 2018-05-13
Duterte's administration received an overall "very good" net satisfaction rating of +58 percent, down from December's "excellent" level of +70, according to the March 23-27 poll by Social Weather Stations (SWS). The December rating was the highest on ...

'Jugs of coffee, lots of Advil, and we didn't sleep for 4 days': A startup founder reveals what it was like to sell his company for $3.7 billion
Business Insider - 2018-05-12
Jyoti Bansal's company AppDynamics was set to IPO when he received an offer to sell his company for $3.7 billion. In an interview with Business Insider, Bansal reveals how he grappled with the decision to sell his company. On a cold winter night in New ...

If their mothers spoke - 2018-05-12
She smiles a lot and she is not in the habit of talking a lot. This is why I tell people that my work entails a lot of public speaking as I give keynotes during business conferences or provide trainings and seminars on a regular basis. So if you were to ...

Drug war: 3 dead, 27 arrested - 2018-05-12
MANILA, Philippines -- At least three suspected drug dealers were killed in separate alleged shootouts in Quezon City and Valenzuela since Friday. Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel, director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), said the ...

Will the iPhone SE 2 have a notch just like the iPhone X?
Mashable - 2018-05-12
SEE ALSO: This might be our first look at the iPhone SE 2 The iPhone SE was released in 2016 and is so due for an update that you might have forgotten it even exists. But we assure you, Apple still sells the lil guy because not everyone wants a huge phone.

iZettle: From Swedish Fintech Success To Europe's Biggest Fintech IPO
Forbes - 2018-05-12
Swedish fintech iZettle announced last week that they intend on selling shares and launching an IPO in order to raise SKr2bn by listing on Nasdaq Stockholm. With plans to increase revenue by 40 per cent a year, iZettle aims to also break even by 2020.

What should you eat when you are sick?
Medical News Today - 2018-05-12
When a person is sick, they may find it difficult to develop an appetite. However, it is important to receive nourishment and stay hydrated, especially when feeling unwell. Different types of food can combat different types of illness. A person with a sore ...

Brazil's Dani Alves ruled out of 2018 World Cup - 2018-05-12
May 12 (UPI) --Veteran defender Dani Alves will not be playing for Brazil during the 2018 World Cup. The Brazilian federation released a statement confirming Alves' absence from the national team Friday. "The patient underwent a detailed examination and ...

Business approach to fighting poverty
The Manila Times - 2018-05-12
Address: 2/F Sitio Grande Building 409 A. Soriano Avenue, Intramuros Manila 1002 Philippines Tel. : +63 (02) 524 5664 up to 67 Fax: +63 (02) 528-1729 Email:

Here's how an inventive programmer uncovered Instagram's Pride Month features
Mashable - 2018-05-12
Snapchat's continuing implosion is Instagram's gain. As more users flock to Instagram, primarily to share Stories, the Facebook-owned company is testing a long list of new features that'll further accelerate growth and leave Snapchat in its dust.

THE FATE OF FOOTBALL: Spitting image -- new test helps identify concussions
New York Daily News - 2018-05-12
Human spit may hold the key to better understanding concussions in sports. The scientific name for it is salivary diagnostic for concussion injuries, but really, researchers are trying to figure out if a football player's saliva can tell team doctors ...

PHL plays catch up in shift to digitization
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-12
IN this age of disruption and innovation, the Asia Pacific (AsPac) strengthens its information-technology (IT) adoption and capabilities ... Helen Masters. "In Southeast Asia, we have a lot more challenges country by country in the infrastructure that ...

Scientists: Boracay environmental woes traced to weak governance
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-12
According to Dr. Franklin C. Diza, chief of the Environmental Health Office in Department of Health, human feces is the most common source of microbial pathogens. Germs are passed on from an infected person to a new host through contaminated food ...

Reaping benefits of hard work
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-12
"I think I was 20 or 21 years old when I found out that I have cancer. In college, there was a point in time that I somehow neglected my health. I was eating unhealthily and drinking alcohol heavily. And then one day, I found myself waking up with ...

When Reddit VP Nick Caldwell groused to his mentor at Microsoft, he learned a lesson that altered his career
Business Insider - 2018-05-12
Several years ago, Nick Caldwell was a brilliant but frustrated engineer working at Microsoft. After listening to him whine for a while, his mentor taught him the proper way to complain. That advise changed his career, turning him to a star at Microsoft ...

Shopee celebrates Mom Entrepreneurs - 2018-05-12
Shopee University is a series of in-depth tutorial modules crafted by Shopee to aid local entrepreneurs in setting up their online business and to succeed in an increasingly competitive mobile-centric environment. The first Shopee University class in the ...

Net neutrality is weeks away from dying, and the first signs of change are already showing up at Netflix and other internet companies
Business Insider - 2018-05-12
The Federal Communications Commissions' repeal of its net neutrality rules is set to take effect next month. In recent months, a growing number of companies has begun to warn investors that the repeal could significantly harm their businesses. Those ...

WHO hopes to use Ebola vaccine to stem outbreak in remote area of Congo
Reuters - 2018-05-12
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital of 1 million people. Congo ...

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