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'I'm Responsible For What Happens' At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Will Tell Senate
NPR - 2018-04-10
Mark Zuckerberg is facing dozens of senators -- and the American television audience -- to take "hard questions" on how Facebook has handled user data and faced efforts to subvert democracy. "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and ...

Live updates from Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony
Mashable - 2018-04-10
Mark Zuckerberg's moment is finally here. On Tuesday, Facebook's CEO will make his long-anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill, where he will testify before the Senate's Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees. SEE ALSO: 5 ...

Kenyan Women Abused By Nurses During Childbirth Wins Landmark Case
NPR - 2018-04-10
When Josephine Majani came to, she was on a hard hallway floor in the Bungoma District Hospital in Bungoma, Kenya. Majani heard nurses yelling: "I saw them carry the baby away. They screamed at me, 'Why have you delivered on the floor? Who is going to ...

The gloves are off
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-10
The closure of Boracay starts on April 26 and business establishment owners are in a quandary on how to keep their employees during the lockdown. The President announced he will turn parts of Boracay into a land reform area. He ruled out the operation of ...

Pasig River, Baguio need help
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-10
She has done so much for the city and its residents. She gave meaning to the Binay tradition of making Makati a premier city, being the financial and business center. She has not only raised the income to high levels, but also assured citizens that in the ...

'Emergency' malnutrition in Rohingya refugee kids: study
YAHOO! - 2018-04-10
Washington (AFP) - Malnutrition and anemia far exceed internationally established emergency levels among ethnic minority Rohingya children who have fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh, US researchers warned on Tuesday. A total of 269 children aged between ...

Adhesive patch can test glucose levels without finger prick
Upi.com - 2018-04-10
April 10 (UPI) --Diabetics who frequently and painfully test their glucose levels with finger pricking will rejoice with this news: Researchers have developed a non-invasive, adhesive patch for the process. Instead of drawing blood by piercing the skin ...

Filinvest Development nets P10.3 billion
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
FILINVEST Development Corp. (FDC) grew its net profit by more than a fifth last year, buoyed by its banking and property businesses. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Tuesday, the holding firm of the Gotianun family said its net income hit P10.3 ...

Fonterra bullish on PHL market
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
NEW ZEALAND-BASED Fonterra is sticking to its bread and butter in the face of rapidly changing preferences, as a surging economy gives rise to consumers who are now eating out more and giving more focus on health and nutrition. A country that almost ...

BSP: Restructuring options open for Boracay borrowers
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-10
Other banks on Boracay include Bank of the PhilippineIslands, Asia United Bank, Philippine National Bank, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., and Sterling Bank. Many of these banks also have branches in Kalibo, the capital of Aklan.

IMI, Japanese firm team up to produce touch sensors
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
The two companies pledged to grow the business in all market segments, expand the touch sensor production line capacity of VTS and continuously develop the technology itself. VIA optronics is a leading supplier of interactive display solutions with core ...

Security Bank begins P5-B LTNCD offer
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
Last year, Security Bank booked a net income of P10.3 billion, 20% higher than the P8.55 billion posted in 2016 driven by growth across its business segments. SECURITY BANK Corp. on Tuesday said it started to offer at least P5 billion in long-term ...

Sereno: JBC rules of integrity do not require SALN
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net worth (SALNs) is not among the Judicial and Bar Council's (JBC) requirements for integrity.

CJ Sereno, Justice De Castro clash in ouster proceedings
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno figured in multiple heated exchanges with one of her harshest critics during the Supreme Court's ouster proceedings against her. Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro ...

DTI-EMB holds information session on Doing Business with 3 African countries
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-10
In Photo: Ambassador Marthinus Nicolaas Slabber of South African Embassy in Manila presents the opportunities in Doing Business with South Africa in a recent information session held at the DTI International Building in Makati City. IN preparation for the ...

Pushing for an Open Data Law for Disaster Management
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
Lysander N. Castillo is an Environment Fellow of Stratbase ADR Institute and serves as Secretary-General for the Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST).

This is your public relations nightmare
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
If you wanted to go further yet, you might imagine that a disproportionate share of the staff and the executives would be immigrants, and on top of that make the corporate leaders relatively young. Your design for this public relations disaster might also ...

Accounting software--which one works best?
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-10
It is then further tested as to whether it meets the requirements of the business or not. Most if not all of the new solutions in the market are cloud-based. There are the traditional accounting software that can be downloaded, but because of their price ...

Facebook In Congress: What To Expect When Zuckerberg Goes To Capitol Hill
NPR - 2018-04-10
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will face Congress in two separate hearings this week, as his company grapples with intense scrutiny over privacy and security on the social media site. It will be Zuckerberg's first appearance on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday ...

DTI-EMB supports PHL regions through export-info sessions
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-10
Recently, the DTI-EMB collaborated with the DTI Region 4A for the conduct of the Philippine Export Competitiveness Program and Doing Business in Free Trade Areas information session in Calabarzon. Held in Tagaytay City, it was attended by more than 100 ...

How Facebook's growth banked on users opening doors to their data
Upi.com - 2018-04-10
April 10 (UPI) --Whenever you log into your Facebook account, you voluntarily share hoards of personal data with the company -- which is collected, packaged and sold to other companies for profit. Selling information about the personal habits of its 1 ...

InsurTech: Enhancing the agent-client interaction
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-10
According to Mark Breading of the US-based advisory firm SMA, "iPad apps are right now a lot more important for the life side of the business for the distribution channel for producers than they are on the P&C side." Lawyer Dennis B. Funa is the ...

Let Taiwan participate in 2018 WHA
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-10
The enjoyment of good health is one of the universal human rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief and economic or social condition. It is morally wrong for any country or organization to deprive the 23 million ...

Women and real estate
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-10
Other members in the leadership of ULI include the likes of Karima Palafox, managing partner of Palafox Associates and Hannah Yulo, CFO of DoubleDragon Properties--all powerhouses who have established themselves in the real-estate field. Their presence ...

BSP studying more regulation for cryptocurrencies
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
The way things are right now, the business models that they are presenting to us might require another layer of authorization," Ms. Fonacier told reporters on the sidelines of the Chamber of Thrift Banks national convention today, April 10. Evaluating ...

Appetite for peso green bonds limited -- ADB
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
In December, BDO Unibank, Inc. sold $150 million worth of green bonds to sole investor International Finance Corp. ADB said that benefits that the Aboitiz group received from issuing a green bond include a broader relationship with international ...

Duterte signs EO approving development plan for MSMEs
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
Photo shows the president deliver speech at the launch of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) and opening of ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) at Solaire Grand Ballroom in Pasay City. -- PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS Malacañang ...

FDIs hit two-month high in January
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
High-rise buildings at the Makati Central Business District tower over a residential area. -- BW FILE PHOTO Foreign direct investments (FDI) surged to a two-month peak in January, the central bank said Tuesday, April 10, with inflows expected to keep ...

Did LTFRB drive Uber away?
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
If you have been a regular rider of Uber, you already know that the American ride-sharing company is pulling out of Southeast Asia (which, of course, includes the Philippines) and ceding its business in the region to rival Grab. In return, Uber receives a ...

Dry season is here, says PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) - The state weather bureau has declared Tuesday the official start of the dry season in the country. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), however, clarified ...

DOLE, CVOSHNet address safety, health awareness
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-10
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here, through the initiative of the Cagayan Valley Occupational Safety and Health Network (CVOSH Net), conducted a five-day Occupational Safety and Health Training ...

Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte 'enemy' Sereno
Business Insider - 2018-04-10
The embattled judge, the Philippines' first woman chief justice, is facing challenges on several fronts and is on a leave of absence to prepare for possible impeachment proceedings. Duterte makes no secret of his dislike of Sereno. Sereno appeared at a ...

Ex-immigration officials arrested over ?50-M corruption scandal
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- Former officials of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) were arrested Tuesday afternoon over a ?50-million corruption scandal. Former deputy commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles were arrested at the ...

Filinvest grows net profit by 21%
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) grew its net profit by more than a fifth last year buoyed by its banking and property businesses. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Tuesday, April 10, the holding firm of the Gotianun family said its net income hit ...

Report: Social media platforms have become marketplaces
newsbytes.ph - 2018-04-10
Social commerce has the potential to be a key enabler of economic empowerment and greater financial health, with 96% of merchants surveyed saying that social commerce has significantly improved their financial condition. "The role of social media has ...

France firm Ubisoft aims to rack up five billion players with Tencent deal
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
AFP MONTREUIL, FRANCE -- Fresh from winning a long corporate battle, French video game powerhouse Ubisoft is aiming for a tenfold surge in its global playing audience after securing a partnership with Chinese Internet giant Tencent. "Within 10 years ...

Sandiganbayan division denies Napoles' transfer of custody
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is not leaving the Sandiganbayan jail anytime soon. The anti-graft's first division on Tuesday denied for lack of merit her motion to be transferred from ...

Filinvest grows net income by 21%
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) grew its net profit by more than a fifth last year buoyed by its banking and property businesses. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Tuesday, April 10, the holding firm of the Gotianun family said its net income hit ...

Five justices refuse to inhibit from Sereno ouster proceedings
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- Five associate justices have rejected Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's petition for them to inhibit from hearing the case to oust her. Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza ...

French ship arriving in Manila today
philstar.com - 2018-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The French Navy frigate Vendemiaire, with a helicopter on board, will arrive in Manila today for a five-day goodwill visit. Capt. Lued Lincuna, chief of the Philippine Navy Public Affairs Office, said the ship would be at South ...

Commonwealth Ave. traffic scheme violators face fines
philstar.com - 2018-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Drivers, particularly of public utility vehicles, pedestrians and commuters will be fined if they are caught violating the new traffic policy along Commonwealth Avenue starting today. Pedestrians and commuters caught jaywalking ...

Magnitude 6 tremor shakes Davao Oriental
philstar.com - 2018-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 6 earthquake jolted parts of Mindanao before Thursday noon, according to the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said the quake occurred at 11:53 a.m. Its epicenter was ...

LOOK: Duterte arrives in Hainan, China
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
The President was accompanied by some members of his cabinet as well as his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, and grandson Stingray. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in China Monday for a bilateral ...

Pope Francis says helping the poor and migrants is as important as opposing abortion
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
(CNN) -- Pope Francis rebukes narrow-minded Catholics and warns the world about the devil in a new document about modern holiness unveiled Monday by the Vatican. In the major teaching document, called an apostolic exhortation, Francis also encourages ...

What Mark Zuckerberg will tell U.S. Congress
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
(CNN Money) -- Mark Zuckerberg has a clear message for U.S. Congress in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal: It's my fault. The Facebook CEO will take the blame for mistakes that led to the data debacle and lay out steps taken to prevent it from ...

Was your Facebook data shared with Cambridge Analytica? You can now find out
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
(CNN Money) -- Some Facebook users can now see whether their data may have been obtained by political data firm Cambridge Analytica. On Monday, the social media giant began rolling out a "see how you're affected" tool at the top of News Feeds to inform ...

Turning entrepreneurial dreams into reality
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
Starting a business is less a dream than a nightmare for many aspiring entrepreneurs. Formidable hurdles stand in their way, like grossly insufficient capital and the difficulty of finding a ready market for their product. Even those with promising ideas ...

Philippines eyes joint exploration deal with China in South China Sea within months
Business Insider - 2018-04-10
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is looking to seal a pact with China within a few months to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the busy South China Sea waterway claimed by both countries, a Philippine official said on Monday. In February ...

Doing business while giving back
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-10
Having a day job can be a handful already but Timmy Potenciano and Jopie Sanchez, both 32, were able to establish a business that not only generates income for themselves but also gives back to a community. In 2016, Ms. Potenciano, who is into marketing ...

Philippines coast guard seeks 17 missing after marine accidents
Business Insider - 2018-04-10
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine coast guard was searching on Monday for 17 crew of a landing craft that went adrift south of the capital, Manila, one of three weekend accidents at sea, an agency spokesman said. Sea accidents are frequent in the ...

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