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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: newsdesk@manilatimes.net opinion@manilatimes.net

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
thestandard.com.ph - 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 ...

Apple Eyes Drones as 6.5-Inch iPhone Comes Into Focus
Fortune - 2018-05-12
Apple watchers had some rather interesting news and rumors to mull over this week. Once again, news reports said that Apple is considering launching three new iPhones this year, including one that would feature a whopping 6.5-inch screen (the biggest is ...

No alcohol, cockfights: What you can't do on May 14 election day
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 12) -- Millions of Filipinos are expected to cast their votes in Monday's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. As the government encourages registered voters to head to precincts, it also reminds all ...

400 health workers get training to assist families of Dengvaxia recipients
Rappler - 2018-05-12
MANILA, Philippines - Department of Health (DOH) workers in Calabarzon started their 3-day psychosocial training in preparation for their field work in communities where children got vaccinated with Dengvaxia. The first of the 8 batches of health workers ...

TIME writer stands by Duterte's 'strongman' tag
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 12) -- The writer of the TIME magazine story that featured President Rodrigo Duterte as a "strongman" stood by the decision to label him as such. In a new article published Friday, TIME Editor-at-large Ian Bremmer ...

Sereno 'lacks integrity': Why the Supreme Court ousted its Chief Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines May 12) -- Maria Lourdes Sereno lacked one of four qualifications any member of the judiciary should have, the Supreme Court said in a historic ruling that ousted the Chief Justice. "It was found that respondent is ineligible ...

Joseph: Philippines needs to diversify to attain "financial inclusion"
philstar.com - 2018-05-12
Cebu Business Club president Gordon Alan Joseph said that if the ... above-target performance by its revenue agencies as a result of the TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) Law; and investment-grade credit ratings responsible for successful ...

De Castro, other SC justices deny bias in Sereno ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 12) -- Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro and the other justices who voted to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's denied harboring any biases. In the concurring opinion released Friday, De Castro said ...

Carpio: SC rewrites Constitution with Sereno ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 12) -- The House of Representatives impeaches, and the Senate convicts. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, in his 25-page dissenting opinion released Friday, made this statement, saying impeachment is ...

Quezon City fiscal slain in ambush
philstar.com - 2018-05-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The chief inquest prosecutor of Quezon City was killed in an ambush as he was on his way to pick up his wife from work yesterday afternoon. Deputy City Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco was driving his red Toyota Innova along Holy Spirit ...

Duterte open to lifting deployment ban in Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he is open to lifting the deployment ban in Kuwait, following the signing of the labor deal protecting Filipino migrant workers there. "Papayag ako i-lift ang ban [I will allow ...

3 drug, murder suspects shot dead in Bulacan, Quezon
philstar.com - 2018-05-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Two drug suspects and a man charged with murder were killed in alleged shootouts with police officers in Bulacan and Quezon yesterday. Dennis Pagar, who was on the drug watchlist of Barangay Santor, Malolos, drew his gun when he ...

PH, Kuwait sign agreement for the protection of OFWs
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 11) -- Philippine and Kuwaiti officials on Friday signed a labor deal that aims to protect the welfare of Filipino workers, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said, in what is an apparent sign of warming of ties ...

SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet
Rappler - 2018-05-12
The launch was postponed at the last minute Thursday, when an automatic abort switch was triggered, but SpaceX said it was just a glitch and the spacecraft remained in good health. The rocket is built to re-fly up to 10 times with minimal refurbishment ...

Philippines' top court ousts Duterte-critic chief justice
YAHOO! - 2018-05-11
She is also alleged to have spent excessively on "opulent" hotels and a luxury official vehicle, as well as flying business or first class. Sereno is the second chief justice in a row to be ousted in the Philippines. Lawmakers convicted her predecessor ...

SC cuts off its head and UP Carillon bells are heard again
philstar.com - 2018-05-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A historic decision was met with a loud ringing from an age-old tower. Bells atop Carillon Tower at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus on Friday played "Bayan Ko" to condemn the Supreme Court majority's decision to ...

Going Back to the Philippines to Retire: A How-to Guide
Investopedia - 2018-05-11
Let's take a look at at what is involved when returning to one's roots means retiring abroad - specifically, to the Philippines. Note that Medicare does not cover health services you receive outside the U.S. Medicare benefits are available if you ...

Philippines, Kuwait sign agreement to protect domestic workers
Upi.com - 2018-05-11
The video purportedly showed Philippine Embassy staff helping workers in Kuwait ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy ...

Philippines, Kuwait sign agreement to protect domestic workers
Upi.com - 2018-05-11
The video purportedly showed Philippine Embassy staff helping workers in Kuwait ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy ...

Philippines, Kuwait sign agreement to protect domestic workers
Upi.com - 2018-05-11
The video purportedly showed Philippine Embassy staff helping workers in Kuwait ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy ...

Philippines, Kuwait sign agreement to protect domestic workers
Upi.com - 2018-05-11
The video purportedly showed Philippine Embassy staff helping workers in Kuwait ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy ...

Trump plan for drug prices seen largely sparing industry
Reuters - 2018-05-11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to deliver a long-anticipated speech on Friday on curbing prescription drug costs, health industry insiders expect little in the way of policies that would hurt the drugmakers he once accused ...

Dropbox became a $12 billion company without a dedicated sales team, and its CEO tells investors not to expect that to change
Business Insider - 2018-05-11
Dropbox has no intention of growing its sales efforts, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston told investors Thursday. The company is on a quest to grow its paid users. They are the key to profitability for the $12 billion company, and analysts are obsessed with paid ...

FCC fines accused robocall 'kingpin' record $120 million
CNN Money - 2018-05-11
The Federal Communications Commission has imposed a record fine on a Florida man who is accused of placing nearly 100 million robocalls. The FCC said on Thursday that it was fining Adrian Abramovich of Miami $120 million for posing a threat to public ...

Symantec crashes on mysterious investigation
Reuters - 2018-05-11
Symantec shares sank by more than a third on Friday after the cyber-security firm said it was investigating concerns raised by a former employee but gave little other detail, spooking investors and Wall Street analysts. Symantec shares sank by more than a ...

Apple vs. Amazon: The Race To Be The First $1 Trillion Company
International Business Times - 2018-05-11
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company, but even if it gets there, it could soon be overtaken as Amazon.com surges from behind. Started in the garage of co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976, the iPhone ...

FCC Fines Man $120 Million For Making Millions Of Robocalls
International Business Times - 2018-05-11
The Federal Communications Commission wants to crack down on the growing scourge of "robocalls" to personal cell phones. On Thursday, the FCC announced it fined one man $120 million for an operation that tried to scam millions of people through ...

eBay will end its partnership with Flipkart after Walmart purchase
Business Insider - 2018-05-11
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. eBay is planning to sell its approximately $1.1 billion stake in India-based ...

'10 times larger than Hiroshima': How North Korea's huge nuclear blast caused a mountain to collapse
Fox News - 2018-05-11
The test took place beneath Mt. Mantap in the northern part of the country on Sept. 3, 2017, causing the mountain to collapse. Such was the force of the blast that the surrounding area was rocked like a 5.2-magnitude earthquake, according to the ...

Thomson Reuters expects higher 2018 costs, shares drop
Reuters - 2018-05-11
(Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.N)(TRI.TO) forecast its costs would more than double for the year but revenue would only increase modestly. The prediction sent shares of the news and information company down 5 percent as investors fretted about ...

Watch live: SpaceX's Block 5 rocket to make second launch attempt
Upi.com - 2018-05-11
May 11 (UPI) --After its originally scheduled launch was abandoned during the final minute of countdown, SpaceX's Block 5 rocket, the final iteration of the Falcon 9, will make another launch attempt on Friday. The rocket is scheduled to blast-off from ...

Survivor Of Suicide Bombing In Iraq Graduates From College In Texas
NPR - 2018-05-11
Qusay Hussein was playing volleyball with friends in the Iraqi city of Mosul Aug. 3, 2006, when a car pulled up. The driver looked him in the eyes and smiled. Then he detonated. Everything in the 17-year-old's life was turned upside down that day.

Kuwait, Philippines sign worker rights deal amid dispute
The Sun News - 2018-05-11
The Philippines and Kuwait have signed a new agreement regarding Filipino laborer rights after the Philippines earlier banned its citizens from working there amid a diplomatic dispute. The Philippines issued a statement Friday saying the agreement offered ...

Chinese investors changing landscape of property market
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-11
Consunji, chairman and president of DMCI Holdings Inc., said. MANY feared 2017 was the start of the cyclical downturn of the property industry, which has been growing since the 2007 to 2008 global financial ... office takeup for Metro Manila still reached ...

Chinese media welcomes AI
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-11
ZHEJIANG, China--Newspaper publications across China has started experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI) two years ago, employing robots to write brief stories on finance, sports and the weather. The results were encouraging. Nonetheless, Chen ...

'Kung Fu' red pandas settle into new Laos sanctuary
Rappler - 2018-05-11
"Ultimately we'll try to make the decision which is best for the future health and safety of the animals and to provide them the best life possible," he said. - Rappler.com

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi files for Hong Kong IPO
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-11
In Photo: Canning Fok (left), group comanaging director of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd., and Xiang Wang (right), senior vice president of Xiaomi, pose for photographers during a ceremony to form the Global Strategic Alliance in Hong Kong. HONG KONG--Chinese ...

Increase in human capital to help Asian seniors get jobs
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-11
ASIAN countries should invest on education and training programs that will enhance the employment prospects of retirees and other senior citizens who are still willing to work. Increasing human capital will help address the challenge of aging societies in ...

Alcohol, tobacco bigger health risk than illegal drugs
Upi.com - 2018-05-11
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- It's smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol -- and not taking illegal drugs -- that pose the greatest risks to people's health, a new international study contends. Researchers found that alcohol and tobacco use combined cost more than ...

Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days
Chicago Tribune - 2018-05-11
When it comes to treating anxiety in children and teens, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are the bane of therapists' work. "With (social media), it's all about the self-image - who's 'liking' them, who's watching them, who clicked on their picture," said ...

NYU Community Mourns as Resident, Medical Student Commit Suicide 5 Days Apart
Medscape - 2018-05-11
The suicides of a fourth-year radiology student at New York University's (NYU's) Langone Medical Center, in New York City, and a psychiatry resident at NYU Langone Health, which occurred within a week of each other, have sparked a wave of emotions and a ...

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