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Disabled Patients Face Barriers to First-Line, Nonopioid Pain Meds
Medscape - 2018-05-02
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Patients with disabilities such as spinal cord injury or stroke who need nonopioid pain medications face increasing financial and regulatory barriers to these first-line treatments, new research suggests. The study, which ...

Hospitals in U.S. experience shortage of critical opioid drugs, survey shows - 2018-05-02
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures, a new survey shows. More than 98 percent of anesthesiologists responding to the ...

Novel Prevention Program May Reduce Opioid Overdose Risk
Medscape - 2018-05-02
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Pain management experts are making headway in reducing risks for opioid overdoses. After a targeted opioid overdose prevention program was introduced at an 18-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, fewer patients were discharged ...

Facebook fired an employee accused of using privileged access to 'stalk women' on Tinder
Business Insider - 2018-05-02
Facebook has investigated and fired an employee who was accused of using his privileges to "stalk women" online. Cybersecurity expert Jackie Stokes made the claim about the Facebook engineer on Twitter, citing "Tinder logs" she had been passed by a source.

Duterte declares May 14 special non-working holiday
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 14 a special non-working holiday to allow voters to take part in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and barangay elections. Under the Labor Department's pay rules , if the ...

Survey: Payments could curb teen urge to use phone while driving - 2018-05-02
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Teens love their cellphones, but that love affair can turn deadly when they climb behind the wheel of a car. But new research suggests that financial incentives and other measures might help to dissuade young drivers from texting ...

Duterte: There is basis for move to deport Australian nun
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said there is legal ground to deport an Australian nun accused of participating in political exercises in the country. Speaking at an event in Mulanay, Quezon province Wednesday, the ...

Bello: List of companies engaged in illegal contracting out by May 26
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Labor Department to release a list of companies engaged in illegal labor contracting, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said Wednesday. "We just received an administrative ...

Robredo ready to fight fake news
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) - Vice President Leni Robredo vowed on Wednesday to fight fake news and threats hurled against her and her family. In a speech before members of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Cosmopolitan Church ...

Security Bank posts lower Q1 net income
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
Security guards stand on duty at a branch of Security Bank in Manila in this file photo taken on January 14, 2016 . -- AFP SECURITY BANK Corp. posted a lower net income in the first quarter due to lower trading gains and higher provision for income tax.

Researchers decipher ancient Dead Sea Scrolls with help of advanced imaging - 2018-05-02
May 2 (UPI) --Archaeologists have used advanced imaging technology to decipher previously unrecognizable fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, documents written some 2,000 years ago. The breakthrough was announced Tuesday evening in Jerusalem at a press ...

Factory activity picks up in April
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
Union Bank of the Philippines Chief Economist Ruben Carlo O. Asuncion, meanwhile, said that "this is also the validation of the business optimism prevalent since the last part of the first quarter." "Although the new taxes somehow dampened production ...

PHL tourism gets boost from ADB annual meet
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
OVER 4,000 delegates from around the world are participating in the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting, which is expected to boost the business of many tourism-related establishments in the Ortigas Central Business District (CBD). While bulk ...

Lawmakers want stiffer fines for labor contractors
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
Its members are comprised by business heads and labor leaders appointed by the President. Labor Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod said the current members of the NTIPC will be able to implement the provisions of EO 51. Matula, however, contradicted ...

Anchor Land net profit hits P620M
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
ANCHOR Land Holdings, Inc. reported an 11% increase in profit in 2017, driven by higher real estate sales and increased rental income. In a regulatory filing, Anchor Land said its net income stood at P620.05 million as of end-2017, compared to the previous ...

Celebrating Ting Hun at Diamond
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
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New DENR list reveals more Boracay businesses violated environment laws
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is now consolidating the list of business establishments operating on Boracay Island that face severe penalties and fines for violation of various environmental laws. As of April 26, a consolidated ...

DFNN income jumped sixfolds in 2017
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
DFNN Inc., a firm that operates gambling kiosks and supplies software solutions to other firms, said its net income jumped six folds last year as a result of more deployment of gaming machines. The company said its profits rose P144.77 million for the ...

Pagcor Q1 income hit P15.798 billion
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
The third-party audit system will adopt mirrored applications both for operators and for the respective business-process outsourcing (BPOs) centers to enable Pagcor to monitor revenues and operations simultaneously. License fees charged to each Pogo ...

Is Boracay CARPable?
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
Meanwhile, owners of 948 structures--business establishments, commercial, commercial-residential, and residential buildings--were issued show-cause orders for violation of the Forestry Code of the Philippines so far. The DENR is expected to evaluate all ...

Russian diplomat exhorts PHL to explore possibilities, new horizons
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
who is a graduate of the prestigious Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Filipino businessmen need some time and effort to explore new possibilities in Russia. "We call on their Russian [counterparts] to visit the Philippines, and we ...

Viva Europa 2018: Historic ties, cultures celebrated
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
Promoting European musical heritage is the FEUropa, a nationwide choir competition which is now on its 10th year, organized by the Far Eastern University (FEU) with the support of the EU Delegation and the Embassy of Spain. It will take place on May 26 and 27.

Health Forum - 2018-05-02
Allan Ancheta, Business Unit director for Diversified Brands/Hospital & Specialty Care of MSD (center), Dr. Adrian Brink, clinical microbiologist of Ampath National Laboratory Services in Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa and Dra. Regina Berba ...

Philippine factory growth picks up in April - 2018-05-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine manufacturing activity gained strength in April, kicking off the second quarter on a strong note driven by robust demand conditions, according to monthly tracking done by IHS Markit for Nikkei, Inc. The seasonally ...

Rice production and imports 2018 - 2018-05-02
The National Food Authority (NFA) has been in the news lately. Pictures of near empty government rice warehouses appearing in newspapers brought home the reason for the spike in the price of rice. This has caused a flurry of presidential actions.

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service - 2018-05-02
SAN JOSÉ, United States -- Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday (Manila time) the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature--while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority in the wake of the Cambridge ...

PhilHealth OIC spends P627k for travels amid P9-B net loss in 2017
Rappler - 2018-05-02
She graduated from the De La Salle University College of Medicine in 1989 ... COA noted that De la Serna was on sick leave from August 14 to October 26. Yet the data shows that she attended meetings via video conference while in the hospital and got ...

Initao rural bank shut down by BSP
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC ... following the fate of the Batangas-based Empire Rural Bank and the Rural Bank of Loreto, Inc. in the Dinagat Islands. -- Melissa Luz T. Lopez

Health Care Organizations and Immigration: Employer Considerations
JD Supra - 2018-05-02
Health care organizations of all types ... However, since the priority dates for individuals born in certain countries, including the Philippines, China and India, are backlogged, nurses from those countries must wait until the priority date becomes ...

Four lessons on funding social enterprises
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
Just like when choosing life partners, both parties must align their values and ... Research Network of the Center for Business Research and Development at De La Salle University.

Project supports senior high school students - 2018-05-02
The project aims to boost competencies and create a conducive environment for senior high school students to go to work, start a business, or go to college. BPI Foundation ... of its pilot run in Taguig and Laguna, BPI SHAPE will now be implemented in ...

Valedictory speech
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
Writing a column for far too long, this one since January 1984 or over 34 years, from the predecessor publication of this one (Business Day) with a short gap between papers, at various frequencies but mostly three times a week, and since November 2017 ...

IDC income almost doubled in 2017
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
ITALPINAS Development Corp. (IDC), a boutique developer of mostly green buildings in second-tier cities, said its net income grew 87 percent last year to P59.89 million, from P32 million in 2016 as the company was able to meet its target sales, despite its ...

Smart, YouTube team up to connect Filipinos to the world of video - 2018-05-02
This service is something every Filipino should have access to," said Oscar A. Reyes, Jr., SVP of Consumer Business Market Development for PLDT and Smart. Oscar A. Reyes, Jr., SVP of Consumer Business Market Development for PLDT and Smart and Ken Lingan ...

SWS: Robredo's net trust slides to 'good' as 2018 starts
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- Public trust in Vice President Leni Robredo slides from 'very good' to 'good' during the first quarter of 2018, according to an independent pollster. Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating dropped 13 points ...

Senate President vows to speed up passage of bill vs. contractualization, 'endo'
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- Senate President Koko Pimentel ... One of the set-ups under "endo" is known as "555," where workers are released on their fifth month of service so they are not entitled to regular benefits when they enter their ...

Ombudsman Investigators recommend filing of charges vs. Faeldon over ?6.4 billion shabu smuggling case
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- Investigators from the Office of the Ombudsman Wednesday recommend the filing of charges against former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon over the multi-billion peso shabu smuggling case in 2017. Investigators ...

Pentagon's No. 2 Watches The Money -- And The Future
NPR - 2018-05-02
Patrick Shanahan is sitting in his sparse Pentagon office. The only picture is a framed portrait of his father, a Vietnam War veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star. Now it's up to his son -- the No. 2 defense official -- to juggle both current and future ...

Facebook's fact-checking in Asia faces challenges
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-05-02
Only three countries -- India, the Philippines and Indonesia -- currently meet ... Riots have been triggered because of propaganda on WhatsApp." Nikkei staff writers Cliff Venzon in Manila, Erwida Maulia in Jakarta and Rosemary Marandi in Mumbai ...

Information-sharing key to battling cybersecurity threats -- Fonacier
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
"Beyond merely enforcing compliance, cooperation and collaboration engagements among relevant stakeholders, which include fellow regulators, the banking industry as well as relevant state agencies, lay a critical role in enhancing the financial system ...

PLDT, Smart advise customers of slow internet over cable problem
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- PLDT and wholly-owned subsidiary Smart Communications apologized to its customers for the slow internet connection, citing cable issues. The telco said its undersea cable -- which links the Philippines to Hong ...

PCGG fails to sell over ?336-M worth of ill-gotten properties from Marcos cronies - COA report
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- The Presidential Commission on Good Government failed to sell alleged ill-gotten properties it recovered from the cronies of former President Ferdinand Marcos, the Commission on Audit reported. The report issued ...

Iconic guitar maker Gibson files for bankruptcy
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
(CNN Money) -- Gibson, an iconic American guitar manufacturer, has filed for bankruptcy. The company has at least $100 million of debt, and perhaps as much as $500 million, according to paperwork filed in Delaware on Tuesday. But Gibson still has plans to ...

Philippines manufacturing growth picks up in April
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-05-02
TOKYO -- The Philippines' manufacturing sector posted another uptick in growth in April as orders increased from both domestic and overseas markets, according to an industry survey. The Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index ...

Workers march in Philippines to call for end to short-term contracts
Business Insider - 2018-05-02
MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of workers and activists in the Philippines marched on Tuesday in a May Day rally to demonstrate against what they said was President Rodrigo Duterte's failure to keep a campaign promise to get rid of short-term employment ...

iQor Philippines selects FWD Life as group insurance provider - 2018-05-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Customer care provider iQor Philippines recently signed up with Pan-Asian insurer FWD Life Insurance to provide its group insurance needs. With FWD Corporate Care, iQor employees will have adequate life insurance coverage.

Estradas to follow SC ruling on San Juan recall elections - 2018-05-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Estrada family will abide by the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on the petition of San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez to stop the recall elections in the city, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said yesterday. "The high court is the final arbiter.

PRC bans 2 calculator models during licensure exams - 2018-05-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Professional Regulation Commission prohibited the usage of two models of Casio calculators during licensure examinations due to their "programmable features." According to its Memorandum Circular No. 1 2018 last April 20, Engr.

Facebook introduces "clear history"
YAHOO! - 2018-05-01
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday the social network is building a new privacy control called "clear history" to allow users to delete browsing history. He also unveiled the 'Watch Party' video feature on Facebook and jokingly mentioned his ...

Facebook is taking on Tinder and getting into the dating game
Business Insider - 2018-05-01
Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would soon be rolling out dating features during the keynote speech at its F8 conference on Tuesday. Zuckerberg said that Facebook is focused on helping people build meaningful relationships, and that it wouldn't be ...

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