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Duterte to visit Kuwait for labor deal signing
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- After a series of demands to the Kuwaiti government on the welfare of migrant workers, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will head to the Gulf state to witness the signing of a labor deal. "I have made so many ...

Former lawyer of ex-Pres. Marcos passes away
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The former legal counsel of the late President Ferdinand Marcos has passed away early Thursday Morning. Lawyer Oliver Lozano died of cardiac arrest and was cremated immediately after passing. He was 77.

Department of Health launches anti-measles campaign
philstar.com - 2018-04-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Amid rising measles cases nationwide, the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday launched the "Ligtas Tigdas" campaign, which provides free vaccination against the potentially deadly infection among young children. Health ...

Cybercrime law expert: Threats to data privacy 'abstract, dangerous'
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) - A cybercrime law expert on Thursday said the main problem with data privacy is that people don't see the actual threat that comes with it. "The truth is that people don't really understand threats to their privacy ...

Duterte did not authorize Boracay casino -- Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not authorize the establishment of any casino in Boracay even as the gaming regulator had issued a provisional license to a company, Malacañang said. "I did clarify this with the ...

Fla. Housing Troubles Hit Transgender Residents
U.S. News & World Report - 2018-04-12
Kim, a transgender woman who is HIV-positive, poses for a photo inside the hotel room she has been living out of for two years in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Toya Sarno Jordan for USN&WR When Aryah Lester, 38, signed a lease for the low-profile, free-standing ...

Studies show nicotine can cause adolescent brain damage
philstar.com - 2018-04-12
Furthermore, e-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals that may lead to asthma, respiratory infection and other health problems. When it comes to nicotine, adults aren't in the clear, either. But for teens, there's so much at stake -- and it makes it that much ...

Nearly one in 10 Americans surveyed say they deleted their Facebook account over privacy concerns
Business Insider - 2018-04-12
Nine percent of Americans in a new survey said they had deleted their Facebook account over privacy concerns. Thirty-five percent said they were using Facebook less than they used to. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in his testimony this week in ...

Zuora soars in its IPO and the founder's stake is worth nearly $200 million -- 5 years after the company hit rocky times
Business Insider - 2018-04-12
Cloud accounting software company Zuora popped about 50% on its opening day as a public company. The company was founded by well-known Silicon Valley player, Tien Tzuo, who was employee number 11 at Salesforce. There were some dicey times for Tzuo about ...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg returns for second day of Congressional hearings
YAHOO! - 2018-04-12
Facebook (FB) CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for five more hours of wide-ranging questions, this time from the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committees. The topics were familiar from Tuesday and ...

When your product fails, blame the customer -- The Tesla way
Forbes - 2018-04-12
If something goes wrong, first look to blame your customer. That appears to be the latest nugget of intergalactic wisdom from Elon Musk. Tesla Motors issued a statement late Wednesday that it was withdrawing from a National Transportation Safety Board ...

Uber Data Breach Exposed Personal Information of 20 Million Users
Fortune - 2018-04-12
A data breach exposed the names, phone numbers and email addresses of more than 20 million users of the Uber Technologies Inc. online ride-hailing service, federal authorities said, as they chastised the ride-sharing company for not revealing the lapse ...

Tesla won't formally cooperate with the NTSB on fatal Autopilot crash investigation (TSLA)
YAHOO! - 2018-04-12
Tesla on Wednesday withdrew from a "party agreement" with the National Transportation Safety Board in effect for the agency's investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla on Autopilot in Northern California last month. "Today, Tesla withdrew from the ...

Global group of lawyers, judges slam Duterte for declaring Sereno his enemy
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) - A global group of 60 judges and lawyers condemned President Rodrigo Duterte's open animosity with embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, whom he has declared as his enemy. In a statement, Emerlynne Gil ...

Mariah Carey suffers from bipolar disorder
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-12
Around 2.8 percent of US adults experience bipolar disorder in a given year, according to the federal National Institute of Mental Health. Carey has long faced unflattering headlines over perceived diva-like behavior. In 2001, she retreated in what was ...

Show cause order issued to Robredo, Marcos
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has issued a show cause order against Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Ferdiand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. for disclosing to the public sensitive information ...

DOJ reinvestigates Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa drug cases
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- The Justice Department has reopened its investigation on the cases against alleged drug lords earlier cleared by its panel of prosecutors. During Thursday's preliminary investigation, the Philippine National ...

Some Korean beauty products banned by FDA
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- Aiming to achieve the Korean make-up look? Check first if your Korean make-up is among the harmful products banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA has released a list of beauty products ...

New graft raps filed vs Cagayan de Oro mayor
philstar.com - 2018-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a new set of graft charges against Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno over alleged anomalous contracts for the lease of heavy equipment when he was governor of Misamis Oriental. Moreno was ...

Hope trundles into remote hamlets on India's hospital train
Reuters - 2018-04-12
JALORE, India (Reuters) - Bhawri Devi, an illiterate Indian laborer, thought she was dying when she started to lose her hearing last month. She went to a government hospital near her remote village in the western state of Rajasthan to be treated, but it ...

Ayala-led Prime Orion planning to develop 2 industrial parks
- 2018-04-12
By Krista A. M. Montealegre, National Correspondent AYALA-LED Prime Orion Philippines, Inc. (POPI) is riding on the country’s manufacturing resurgence, as it targets to become the largest player in the real estate logistics and industrial sector. POPI President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Rowena Victoria M. Tomeldan said in a briefing on Thursday the goal …

Phinma eyes LNG facility in Cebu
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
PHINMA Petroleum and Geothermal, Inc. (PPG) is developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility with a 120-megawatt (MW) power plant in Cebu, which company officials expect to be completed by 2022 to 2023. "We are developing an LNG-to-power project in ...

Metrobank raises P60B from SRO
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
DBS Bank Ltd. also serves as co-manager and co-underwriter. Aside from Metrobank, Bank of the Philippine Islands and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. also announced plans to conduct SROs expected to raise fresh capital worth P50 billion and P15 billion ...

LBC Express revives follow-on offering
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
"The company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes and working capital, including the expansion of retail and corporate business, information technology development, and other corporate purposes," LBC sai

Automation to increase jobs but more training needed -- ADB
- 2018-04-12
THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) has allayed concerns over fears of job losses as a result of the so-called “fourth industrial revolution,” but added that economies need to offer specialized training to meet the demand for higher-skilled jobs. The ADB said that new technologies only automate routine tasks that form part of certain jobs, such …

Data management company sees opportunities in Philippine market
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
"The reason why we see a lot of opportunity of the Philippines, I foresee an interest in information ... that can run on all types of software," Reina E. Putong, senior business development manager at Wordtext Systems, Inc., the local distributor ...

Philippine banks to remain strong -- BMI
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
Analysts at the Fitch Group unit said the Philippine banking system will remain "stable" through 2018 backed by ample capital buffers against a robust economic backdrop, but noted that an expected pickup in interest rates may affect lending activities.

IRC Properties doubles capital base
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
IRC Properties, Inc. is doubling its capital base to raise funds for expansion. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Thursday, the property developer said its board of directors approved the increase in authorized capital stock to P3 billion from P1.5 ...

Duterte apologizes for Luneta hostage crisis in meeting with Filipino community in Hong Kong
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said sorry for a 2010 hostage where eight tourists from Hong Kong died. In a speech at a meeting with members of the Filipino community in Hong Kong, Duterte said, "May I address myself ...

Duterte campaign officer: Cambridge Analytica had no hand in presidential run
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- An officer in the campaign team of President Rodrigo Duterte maintained political data firm Cambridge Analytica was not involved in the 2016 national elections. Social Media Campaign Director Jose Gabriel ...

SMC: Boracay airport workers to keep jobs during island's closure
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) - All workers and regular employees of the Boracay Airport can heave a sigh of relief as they are promised full pay throughout the island's six-month closure. "We will retain all of them to make sure they have ...

Con-Com wants VP's cabinet post 'mandatory,' reelection for President
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) - The nation will be spared from the political drama of a president and vice president from opposite sides of the political fence under a proposed charter change of the consultative committee (Con-Com). In a media ...

NCRPO watching 53 barangays for poll-related violence
philstar.com - 2018-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 53 barangays in Metro Manila are being monitored for poll-related violence as part of the preparations for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief ...

Tax hike on cigarettes could ease poverty worldwide, study says
Upi.com - 2018-04-12
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- A big boost in cigarette prices could lead to fewer health problems and less poverty for millions of people worldwide, according to a new study. The researchers from the Global Tobacco Economics Consortium used a computer model ...

Neda initiative seeks to level playing field for state-owned and private corporations
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-12
"A business aims to earn profit while a regulator sets rules to protect the consumer and the public interest in general, which may negatively affect profits. So, if a state entity is a regulator, then it must not be involved in business operations in the ...

ARMM execs invited to US study tour
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-12
The IVLP "creates opportunities for business, professional, and academic collaboration, and offers direct exposure to American systems and values" as it introduces "current and emerging foreign leaders to their professional counterparts in US ...

Is cancer plausibly tied with cellphone radiation?
TechnoChops - 2018-04-12
To date, the wireless communications industry openly defers to the scientific community when it comes to cellphones and their health effects. However, some say that behind the scenes, big business has fought independent scientists who have studied cell ...

Prime Orion diversifying property portfolio
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-12
PRIME Orion Philippines Inc. (Popi), now part of Ayala Land Inc., said it is diversifying its real-estate portfolio to include industrial park and property logistics. The company recently acquired a majority stake in Laguna Technopark Inc. (LTI), a prime ...

BIR files tax evasion charges against 5 firms
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
Cabreros. "Charged for violating Section 255 in relation to Sections 253(d) and 256 of the Tax Code were: Amberbase Solutions Leasing, Corp. (Amberbase) and its responsible corporate officers, President Jaime B. Aquino and Treasurer Charito N.

Boracay closure to raise Aklan power rates, legislators say
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
He added: "180,000 individuals are directly dependent on the Boracay business cycle," Mr. Casilao said. Other industries like food, handicrafts and souvenirs will also be affected. For his part, Representative Carlos Isagani T. Zarate (Bayan Muna ...

Metrobank successfully completes P60-billion stock rights offer
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-12
In Photo: Metropolitasn Bank and Trust Com (Metrobank) President Fabian Dee (from left), Metrobank Director and GT Capital Holdings Co-Vice Chairman Alfred Ty, Metrobank Vice Chairman Francis C. Sebastian and Metrobank Chairman Arthur Ty were all smiles as ...

Local group looking to exploit structured finance opportunities
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-12
They already helped craft the capital requirements of local and overseas entities as San Miguel Corp. and various other business operations in Turkey, Chile, Ecuador and Brazil, where they functioned as advisors to funders. In the Philippines the group ...

Legislators push P3 program for microentrepreneurs
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-12
The measure mandates the Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.) as lead agency for the P3 fund, and will handle fund delivery through direct lending to microenterprises; wholesale lending to conduits, which shall on-lend to microenterprises; and provision of ...

Guns and accountability
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-12
it is inevitable that some of them will eventually end up in the hands of people who have no business being armed. By cancelling all current PTCs and mission orders, the gun ban for a very brief period drastically reduces the availability of these ...

DOJ wants to file estafa vs Alliance Select execs
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-12
"We agree that the false pretenses employed by respondents...that Alliance is a yielding business and a wise investment with attractive profits, that the corporation is engaged in the manufacture, canning, sale, importing, exporting of tuna and ...

Keeping a firm perspective
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-12
The "boom" period of the 1980s was naturally followed by a period of "bust" as the economic and business cycle demands. Yet, Japan refused to change policies with the new conditions and has spent 30 years looking for economic glory in the same ...

Experts: IS eyeing PHL, Southeast Asia as havens
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
The property damage sustained in such an attack is historically minor while the effect on operations and business interruption may well be substantial," Mr. Bould said. The Risk Map lists Singapore as a prized target, the survey showed. The country risk ...

Philippines gets China loan for Chico River Pump Irrigation Project
philstar.com - 2018-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines on Tuesday signed a loan agreement with China to help fund the construction of the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in Northern Luzon, and a separate accord on economic and technical cooperation. In a statement on ...

Ex-cop, 7 others held for drugs in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2018-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A former policeman was arrested in a sting in Quezon City on Tuesday. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), said former Police Officer 3 Wilborn Lava, 46, has been the ...

Russian PM targets US goods in response to sanctions
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-12
The US sanctions, announced on April 6, target officials and business people around President Vladimir Putin in an aggressive response to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. The sanctions have triggered steep falls in the rouble and some ...

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