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MRT installs measures to avoid more incidents
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
THE transportation department is taking drastic measures to ensure unloading incidents at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 will be lessened. Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade warned passengers that they may face lawsuits if they forcibly jam ...

The solution to CPD woes
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
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Knowing the why in what we do
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
More than 3,500 information technology, legal and security professionals from all over the world gathered to share and listen to different speakers on how privacy laws have impacted business, both in the private and public sector. For business people ...

The heart of a biodiversity haven
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
In Photo: From Mount Guiting-Guiting, freshwater flows down to a river and the plains of Barangay España, San Fernando town, Romblon. Rodne Galicha, Climate Reality Project/Bayay Sibuyanon Inc. On Sibuyan Island in Romblon province sits Mount Guiting ...

MMDA to simulate on Monday traffic flow during ADB meeting in May
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
The MMDA thus advised motorists to avoid the Ortigas Central Business District on Monday (April 16) due to a convoy dry run. The upcoming annual meeting will be held at the ADB headquarters in Mandaluyong City from May 3 to 6. Delegates from member ...

The gig economy and you
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
Augmented reality (AR) and VR are becoming more of a business reality, used for employee training and other purposes in the enterprise. Freelancers seeking gig jobs in this area must have expertise in developing AR algorithms, and are usually fluent in C# ...

Filipina scientist seeks to apply solar-energy invention to barangay level power supply
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
Lim returned to the country around December 2017. She now works for a Manila-based Japanese solar company. As part of its business development unit, she applies her technical knowledge to design strategies to expand the solar industry in the Philippines.

How can I tell if someone is really an influencer?
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
After all, "part of doing great work and building a great business means picking and choosing who you work with, who you associate with and who you choose to let into your life." PR Matters is a roundtable column by members of the local chapter of the ...

The US government logged 308,984 potential space-junk collisions in 2017 -- and the problem could get much worse
Business Insider - 2018-04-15
China's Tiangong-1 space station fell to Earth on April 2, raining debris over a patch of Pacific Ocean some 2,500 miles south of Hawaii. But Tiangong-1 is just the tip of the space-junk iceberg. There are about 23,000 satellites, rocket bodies, and other ...

Uber to end service in the Philippines on Monday
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-15
MANILA -- Ride-hailing operator Uber Technologies informed customers Sunday night that its app will shut down in the Philippines on Monday, as the U.S.-based company moves closer to completing its regional integration with Grab, the rival that acquired its ...

Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
"I once met three groups of Malaysian businessmen who wanted to look at and explore business opportunities in palm oil. These are large plantations and they were looking at Paquibato and Marilog (both in Davao City) at that time," he added. This ...

SFA Semicon Philippines net income plunges in 2017
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
SSPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Korea-based firm STS Semiconductor and Telecommunications Co. Ltd., has a business transaction agreement to supply its products to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. until May 2019.

BSP looks to ease loan pricing rules
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
Under the new guidelines, any firm should be able to put into writing its risk appetite, which would spell out the risks which it is "willing to assume" to achieve its business objectives. The BSP has also eased rules on lending to micro- and small ...

After Cambridge Analytica, this game about government surveillance feels quaint
The Verge - 2018-04-15
It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. Both games play out through the ...

A prescription for poverty? A career in nursing
NBC News - 2018-04-15
Most of the growing health-care occupations are low-wage, but nursing offers a robot-proof path to the middle class. Introduction to the Health Care Professions instructor Elizabeth Dalianis speaks with students. PHILADELPHIA -- The Introduction to the ...

Duterte: Sports diverts youth from illegal drugs, criminality
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte maintained his tough stance against illegal drugs and criminality in his address to student-athletes at the opening of Palarong Pambansa 2018 on Sunday. "Sports serves as an avenue to ...

Get Ready For the Next Big Thing In NASA's Search For Earth's Twin
NPR - 2018-04-15
If signs of life are found on a planet beyond our solar system sometime in the next decade, they'll most likely be on a planet discovered by a NASA satellite that's scheduled to launch on Monday. The mission is called TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet ...

Guevarra to meet with DoJ agencies
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
Menardo I. Guevarra takes his oath before President Rodrigo Duterte --PHILSTAR JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra will meet beginning this week with the heads of the 10 attached agencies of the Department of Justice (DoJ), according to the department ...

Ateneo president joins calls to junk quo warranto bid
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
THE PRESIDENT of Ateneo de Manila University (Ateneo) has joined the call by such organizations as the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and the Makati Business Club (MBC) for the dismissal of the quo warranto petition seeking to void Chief Justice ...

Tugade to MRT: File charges against unruly passengers
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
The DoTr said in a statement that Mr. Tugade, in a speech before business groups and investors at the Philippine Economic Briefing in Clark, Pampanga, on Apr. 13, instructed the MRT-3 management to file charges and collect damages against passengers who ...

Expect traffic disruptions today along EDSA, Ortigas area with ADB meet convoy dry run
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
The main affected area would be the Ortigas Central Business District, where the ADB headquarters is located. Other affected routes are: o From EDSA Shangri-La to ADB via Bank Drive at 8:30 a.m.; o EDSA Shangri-La to the Ninoy Aquino International ...

DTI-9 urges entrepreneurs to grow their businesses for more jobs
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
"The more of us are engaged in business, the better not just for you but for the economy. If there are businesses, then there are employment which provides income to people, income that will, in turn, lead to vibrant economic activities in our area ...

Facebook Admits 'Enforcement Error' In How It Handled Content From Pro-Trump Duo
NPR - 2018-04-15
Mark Zuckerberg left Capitol Hill last week with his primary mission complete. The attention-shy 33-year-old Facebook CEO had deftly answered or deflected hours worth of questions about how the company dealt with the private information of its users, its ...

DOTr: File charges against passengers who cause MRT disruptions
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- Passengers who disrupt train operations will now face charges, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Secretary Arthur Tugade made this announcement after a reported unloading incident at the MRT.

Skepticism as Myanmar announces repatriation of first Rohingya family
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-15
Photos posted alongside the statement showed one man, two women, a young girl and a boy receiving the ID cards and getting health checks. It said that the family had been sent to stay "temporarily" with relatives in Maungdaw town after "finishing the ...

Retirement honors given to outgoing AFP chief of staff
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-15
Baguio City (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) gave retirement honors to outgoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief, General Rey Leonardo Guerrero on Sunday. Guerrero, the AFP's 49th Chief of Staff, graduated ...

DOT sets media guidelines for Boracay coverage
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) has laid out the rules for the media coverage of Boracay, with the looming shutdown of the island. The DOT released the guidelines to the media Saturday. According to the DOT ...

South Africans mourn Winnie Mandela in a massive funeral
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-15
(CNN) -- South Africans gathered Saturday to bid farewell to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid icon hailed as the mother of a nation and a political force. Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg's Soweto township for the funeral ...

PAGASA warns of 'dangerous heat' this summer
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- The state weather bureau warns heat rising to dangerous levels this dry season. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said some areas have experienced ...

Chinese firms pledge $9.5B in potential investments in Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-04-15
HAINAN -- Nine Chinese firms have expressed interest to invest in the Philippines in a development that may create more than 10,000 new jobs. President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday witnessed the signing of letters of intent by companies that are keen on ...

Soccsksargen, ARMM police prepare for barangay polls
philstar.com - 2018-04-15
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines -- The police have started monitoring southern towns where big clans will be competing for leadership in the village polls. Chief Inspector Aldrin Gonzales, spokesman of the Police Regional Office 12, said Sunday they have ...

Old script, new characters
philstar.com - 2018-04-15
I have heard complaints from good citizens that every time a new president is installed into office, the new leader of the country ignores the achievements of the past and rather than continuing with what has worked before would stop it and institute new ...

Tribute to the champs
philstar.com - 2018-04-14
They may be faces that are too familiar, because they are family. For my partners though, seeing their families in an unfamiliar place - in the workplace - brought a moment of disbelief, a deserved surprise, and a stream of warm joy that set aside ...

More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-14
An Indiana-based farm is voluntarily recalling more than 200 million eggs for fear that they may have been contaminated by salmonella bacteria. Rose Acre Farms has issued a recall on 206,749,248 shell eggs in connection with 22 cases of salmonella reported ...

Fish oils no better than placebos at treating dry eye: study
Upi.com - 2018-04-14
SATURDAY, April 13, 2018 -- There was hope that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements might ease the discomfort of chronic dry eye. But new research suggests that isn't so. "Contrary to a long-held belief in the ophthalmic community, omega ...

Atlantic Ocean Currents are Weakening, May Bring More Winter Storms and Summer Heat Waves
YAHOO! - 2018-04-14
Two new scientific papers have confirmed that currents in the Atlantic Ocean are slowing down. Ocean currents play a large role in global weather, and a slowdown in the Atlantic could mean serious weather changes, particularly in Europe and North America.

Shame in shaming
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-14
Perhaps some who are not happy with their current weight or shape may have at the very least doubted themselves as well--but that is their own personal struggle, something a smug, arrogant stranger has no business inviting himself to. The man also forgets ...

2 Aciar-Pcaarrd projects support PHL banana and mango industry
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-14
Southern Philippines Agri-business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology and Provincial Agriculturists Offices in Davao del Norte and Davao del Sur. Dr. Bob Williams from the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Queensland ...

Still an uphill climb for gender equality
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-14
They also recommended that the government allocate funds for the provision of comprehensive health services to VAWC victims, which should include psychosocial, therapeutic, medical, and legal interventions and assistance. "The long-term solution to VAW ...

Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners has selected Dr. Elissa J. Santoro, MD, #1 in Oncology for 2018!
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-14
BOCA RATON, Fla., April 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners has selected Dr. Elissa J. Santoro, MD, #1 in Oncology for 2018! Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners is an exclusive organization who selects ...

Medical and wellness tourism in the heart of the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-14
This is so because people these days, particularly those who are truly passionate about their health and well-being, have started to care for themselves more and have become more conscious about their lifestyle. If you frequently visit the social media ...

Is there data privacy, protection to poor customers?
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-14
These drivers of business practices provide an opportunity for regulators to act because it means that incentives are aligned between providers and their customers. For example, providers might be willing to accept more robust and potentially expensive ...

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, beggar saint of Rome
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-14
On April 16, 1783, a Holy Wednesday, Benedict Joseph Labre dragged himself to Saint Maria dei Monte, the cardinalatial titular church in Rome, where he heard Mass every morning. Worn out after six years of austerities, he collapsed on the steps of the ...

Watch live: ULA Atlas V rocket to launch payloads for U.S. Air Force
Upi.com - 2018-04-14
April 13 (UPI) --The United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch a pair of payloads for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday night. The rocket is set to blast-off at 7:13 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

Apple made a gold iPhone X and never released it -- here are the photos
Business Insider - 2018-04-14
It was widely rumored before Apple launched the iPhone X that it would come in black, silver, and gold, but when the device went on sale, there were only black and silver options. Now, photos published as part of a regulatory filing reveal that Apple did ...

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff only had one failed startup: at age 13, but it put him on the path to being a billionaire
Business Insider - 2018-04-14
Salesforce founder Marc Benioff's LinkedIn profile has just three entries: Apple intern, senior vice president at Oracle, CEO of Salesforce. But his tech career actually started when he was just a kid, he recently said on stage during his company's ...

Yoga can soothe anxious elementary school kids
Upi.com - 2018-04-14
SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 --Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests. In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in yoga/mindfulness sessions for eight weeks or to a ...

North Carolina Mom Has Foot Amputated After Discovering Tumor During Pedicure
YAHOO! - 2018-04-14
A 33-year-old mother of two is recovering from surgery after doctors amputated her right leg below the shin after she discovered a cancerous tumor in her foot during a pedicure. Jenn Andrews, who is mom to daughter, Hannah, 4, and son, Ari, 3, was pregnant ...

'Poker face' stripped away by new-age tech
YAHOO! - 2018-04-14
Vancouver (AFP) - Dolby Laboratories chief scientist Poppy Crum tells of a fast-coming time when technology will see right through people no matter how hard they try to hide their feelings. Sensors combined with artificial intelligence can reveal whether ...

Google, Amazon present privacy concerns after Cambridge Analytica
Mashable - 2018-04-14
The social media giant's appetite for your personal data combined with its ability to exploit it for profit regardless of societal cost has soured many on the company. But as we collectively reckon with the havoc Facebook has wrought, it's important to ...

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