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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 ...

Cop caught in drug den in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2018-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- A police officer and nine others were arrested in an alleged drug den in Quezon City on Sunday night. Police Officer 1 Christopher Bagasala Guevarra, 36, was arrested as he was allegedly visiting a drug den along San Miguel street ...

Duterte: No plan to put up Boracay casino
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said there is no plan to put up a casino on Boracay Island. "Walang plano sa casino-casino. Tama na 'yan kasi sobra na. Casino dito, casino doon," he said in a media briefing ...

Duterte bars political patronage in PNP
philstar.com - 2018-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte said yesterday he will not tolerate political patronage or "palakasan" in the Philippine National Police after he appointed National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde as the new PNP chief.

JM de Guzman is back, fitter than ever
philstar.com - 2018-04-09
JM has been very open and honest about his journey recovering from substance abuse. JM prioritizes his health more than ever -- hitting the gym regularly and following a sensible diet. Health and self-care are so easy to take for granted. It is ...

More reforms underway to strengthen Philippine banks
philstar.com - 2018-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to pursue major reforms to sustain the strong position of Philippine banks. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier said the regulator would continue to craft meaningful and proactive reforms ...

One Health studies human/animal links
philstar.com - 2018-04-09
With this is mind, a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) - Philippine California Advanced Research Institute (PCARI ... 2) use this same technology to collect and aggregate health data (animals, humans and plants) across villages or regions to enable ...

Sereno to face Supreme Court en banc over quo warranto petition
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is set to attend the oral arguments at the Supreme Court on a petition seeking to remove her from office Tuesday. A heated exchange is expected between the Chief Justice and ...

MORGAN STANLEY: Only 3 software companies will sustain 'hyper growth' -- and their valuations could soar
Business Insider - 2018-04-09
Software saw a lot of 'hyper growth' through 2017, but that trend will likely slow down through 2019, according to Morgan Stanley. Out of the 48 companies followed by the firm, only three are likely to sustain 30% growth through 2019. Those three ...

Facebook is starting to tell 87 million users that Cambridge Analytica 'misused' their data
Business Insider - 2018-04-09
On Monday, Facebook started letting users know if they were among the as many as 87 million users whose data was obtained by political research firm Cambridge Analytica. On the top of the news feed, users will see a notification indicating their data was ...

German physics Nobel laureate Peter Gruenberg dead at 78
YAHOO! - 2018-04-09
German physicist Peter Gruenberg, a joint Nobel Prize winner whose work revolutionised digital data storage, has died aged 78, his research centre said Monday. Professor Gruenberg died last week, said a statement by the Research Centre Juelich near Cologne ...

Elevated Preconception BP Linked to Repeat Miscarriage
Medscape - 2018-04-09
Slightly elevated preconception and early-pregnancy blood pressure is associated with an increased risk for recurrent pregnancy loss in young healthy women, a new study suggests. This elevation in risk for pregnancy loss was observed in a largely ...

Facebook's Zuckerberg contrite ahead of grilling in Congress
YAHOO! - 2018-04-09
Washington (AFP) - Embattled Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has placed the blame for security lapses at the world's largest social network squarely on himself as he girded Monday for appearances this week before angry lawmakers. In prepared remarks ...

Can endometriosis cause bladder pain?
Medical News Today - 2018-04-09
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue resembling the uterus lining grows outside the uterus, such as on the ovaries or fallopian tubes. With bladder endometriosis, this tissue grows inside or on the surface of the bladder. Bladder endometriosis is a ...

Prostate Cancer Is Often Diagnosed Too Late: 5 Early Warning Signs
YAHOO! - 2018-04-09
Prostate cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer for men, and it's also one of the most common. A new report published this week revealed an alarming discovery that could explain why the disease is so fatal: Late detection. Related: Eating Fish and ...

Facebook's Zuckerberg to apologize for data scandal
Upi.com - 2018-04-09
April 9 (UPI) --Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize to lawmakers on Wednesday for the company's data scandal, according to prepared remarks released Monday. "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to apologize in Congress for data scandal
Upi.com - 2018-04-09
April 9 (UPI) --Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize to House lawmakers this week for the company's data scandal on Wednesday, according to prepared remarks. Zuckerberg, who's set to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday ...

Uber's exit in Indonesia sets off driver hunt by Grab and Go-Jek
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-09
Uber will continue operating for now in Singapore and the Philippines, where national competition authorities ... stated "its incapacity to fund the operations" in the country. Nikkei staff writers Cliff Venzon in Manila and Kentaro Iwamoto in Singapore ...

Baby Wipes Linked to Child Food Allergies
YAHOO! - 2018-04-09
The mystery behind the development of childhood food allergies just got a little bit clearer. A new study from Northwestern University identified a "recipe" that may trigger an allergy, and one of the ingredients is baby wipes. Drawing on evidence that up ...

Royal baby: Palace reveals new details of birth arrangements
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
The Duchess of Cambridge - the former Kate Middleton - suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, severe levels of nausea and vomiting, during the early stages of her pregnancy, a more serious health risk than the morning sickness many women suffer.

BSP sets more risk-management tools
- 2018-04-09
By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE CENTRAL BANK is lining up more risk-management tools to fortify the liquidity and credit profiles of big banks, ahead of next year’s target to comply with global standards. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said monetary authorities are looking at tighter regulations covering …

IMF paper calls for gradual tweaks to firms’ taxation system
- 2018-04-09
THE PHILIPPINES has enough room to introduce a “gradual” reduction in corporate tax rates in order to attract greater investments, while noting that tax breaks granted to some firms have proven to be inefficient. A working paper published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that the Philippines can afford to cut the income tax …

Blood test can detect Alzheimer's years before symptoms
Upi.com - 2018-04-09
April 9 (UPI) --Researchers in Germany have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's that detects the disease several years before symptoms, including memory loss. Ruhr University researchers hope the discovery leads to the development of new drugs by ...

Del Monte Philippines postpones IPO to May
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
citing the combined P110-billion share sale of lenders Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. and Bank of the Philippine Islands. DMPI is offering a total of 559.464 million shares to the public, or about 20% of its outstanding shares, for up to P29.88 apiece.

Tips before buying a condo unit
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
Traffic will be a key condition to get a place nearby," he told BusinessWorld. As demand for locations within central business districts like Makati, Ortigas, and Bonifacio Global City drives up the price of residential condominiums, it may be worthwhile ...

AUB to launch QR-based digital payment system
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
Maria Magdalena V. Surtida, AUB vice-president and credit cards business head, said the Ng-led bank will launch its own QR code-based payment system called AUB Pay. "We will also have our own AUB Pay local wallet. We will also do that," Ms. Surtida ...

Robinsons ramps up Summit Hotel expansion
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
Gregorio said in a statement. RLC looks to attract business travelers from Souther Leyte, Ormoc, Samar, and the greater Visayas, as well as couples and families who would like an "urban escape" near the city. Amenities in the hotel include a pool and ...

Philippines' Duterte urges 'fast-track' sacking of top judge
YAHOO! - 2018-04-09
She is also alleged to have spent excessively on "opulent" hotels and a luxury official vehicle, as well as flying business or first class. Until Monday Duterte had repeatedly denied having anything to do with the moves to sack Sereno. He called on House ...

DOLE warns against layoffs during Boracay shutdown
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
In a statement Monday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said "temporary suspension of business operations should not and must not result in the termination or separation of any employee." Bello has given notice to employers that they either follow the "no ...

Corruption in 2018: Will we see change?
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-09
We have reached a turning point in the global fight against corruption: only a coordinated response among all partners--government, business and civil society--will lead to meaningful reform and lasting change. The year 2018 will hopefully provide fora ...

PAL to suspend Kuwait flights due to low demand
philstar.com - 2018-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Airlines will temporarily halt its flights to and from Kuwait starting May 16, citing falling demand. The move came barely two months after the Philippine government ordered a total ban on the deployment of overseas ...

Greener pastures in Canada as mushroom picker? Not quite.
InterAksyon - 2018-04-09
An aerial view of a Canadian neighborhood. (Pixabay) These include bills for the house, heating (heater) and other utilities, food, clothing, health insurance and transportation. An employer can also deduct as much as 25-35 percent off your pay to ...

Discipline or motivation?
philstar.com - 2018-04-09
I love inspirational movies. I even recommend some titles to my participants in my Level Up Leadership. And even suggest that as a follow through, team leads could hold popcorn afternoons or evenings; watch a movie and then process the lessons together and ...

Metro Manila industries remain top earners in 2015-PSA data
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-09
Based on the 2015 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry, the PSA said NCR-based industries earned P6.3 trillion or 49.7 percent of industries total income in 2015. "Data collected from the survey provide information on the levels, structure ...

President says Boracay subject to land reform
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte announced on Monday, April 9, that Boracay island will be subject to land reform. The President made his remarks a few days after he approved the six-month closure of the island beginning April 26. "So maybe after that, i ...

PHL, China to sign deal on English teachers
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign an agreement with China, allowing around 100,000 Filipino teachers in English teaching opportunities there. The Philippines is also planning to discuss the employment of domestic helpers in China ...

Villar family ready to spend on big gaming, telco and infrastructure
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-09
The family is looking seriously at getting involved in the telco business," he said. Paolo Villar heads property developer Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. as its president and CEO, while also overseeing some of the private businesses of the family.

DoF targets tax reform package approval by June
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) hopes to have the follow-up "Package 1-B" approved on final reading by both houses of Congress before June 1, after missing its initial first-quarter target. In a March 27 interview, Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick T.

PHL orthotics maker steps up game in US with UPS
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-09
"He saw Freestyle Foot Care as a business that would reach and help a lot of people who had to deal with the pain and discomfort of their condition." Soon, the company added orthotic devices specific for dress shoes and other components like top ...

Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration: A case study on Tourism Sustainability
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
Let me start with a little scenario. Tomorrow, one family or barkada will take a trip to the mountain resort of Baguio and then the magnificent rice terraces where tourists will pick up native carvings by the mountain tribes and if they are lucky, some ...

Dealing with debt
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-09
Good debt can be debt that is used to finance well-planned business opportunities. Usually, opportunity knocks once so good debt comes in handy in such cases. Good debt is not perfect debt. Prudence is important in determining the use of good debt.

Cities running on car batteries? Crazy idea that just might work
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-09
The first company to offer an actual product that allows drivers to both buy and sell power is San Diego-based Nuvve Corp., which has succeeded by focusing on business customers in Denmark, a double-whammy of smart targeting. Company cars have predictable ...

Duterte to mining companies: Plant trees or have your permits revoked
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered mining companies to plant trees on lands where they do business, or they may risk losing their permits. [Translation: I will give mining companies six months for now...

What to watch in commodities: aluminum, Trump Vs Xi, copper, soy
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-09
This photo taken on April 8, 2018 shows a view of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) International Conference Center ahead of the annual conference's opening in Boao, south China's Hainan province.The BFA annual conference 2018 takes place between April 8-11.

Duterte: China an 'important ingredient' in build, build, build program
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9 ... He will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the April 10 forum to discuss business and other cooperation matters. "I just simply love Xi Jinping. He understood, he understands my problem, and he's ...

Interior Asec: Boracay businessmen 'scaring' locals
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
Two weeks ahead of the shutdown, locals have expressed concern about their source of income and livelihood. The Labor Department has assured it would provide jobs to 5,000 workers, 2,000 of which are allotted for the indigenous Ati tribe. However ...

Philippines eyes joint exploration deal with China in South China Sea within months
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-09
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 ...

A tragedy of collaboration and data gaps
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-09
For lawyer Lysander Castillo, Secretary General of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship, such data-sharing law can jumpstart our efforts in responding to natural calamities and become the basis for sound disaster management. Given the ...

DOLE seeks to profile child laborers nationwide
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it has set guidelines for the profiling of more than 2 million child laborers in the country. It defines child labor to be "any work of economic activity ...

Sumilon Island sandbar, diving site to close from April 10 to 16
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- The sandbar and diving site of Sumilon Island in Oslob, Cebu will be closed this week. The Office of the Municipal Mayor attributed the closure to a "clean up and rehabilitation" that would run from April 10 to 16.

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