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DFA: No reports of Filipino casualties in Syrian airstrikes
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said there are no reports of casualties from the airstrikes in Syria early Saturday morning. In a series of tweets, the department said it is looking into the condition of ...

Even one drink a day could be shortening your life expectancy
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
"The key message of this research for public health is that, if you already drink alcohol, drinking less may help you live longer and lower your risk of several cardiovascular conditions," said Angela Wood, a biostatistician from the University of ...

New Research Suggests Even a Little Too Much Alcohol Is Dangerous
YAHOO! - 2018-04-14
Even if you consider yourself a moderate drinker--a glass of wine or single beer a night--you may be drinking way too much alcohol. A new study published in Lancet Medical Journal by researchers at the University of Cambridge found the current United ...

'I will arrest you': Duterte warns ICC lawyer to steer clear of Philippines
Business Insider - 2018-04-14
Hitting out at what he said was an international effort to paint him as a "ruthless and heartless violator of human rights", Duterte withdrew the Philippines from the ICC's Rome Statute a month ago and promised to continue his crackdown on drugs ...

Mocha Uson's Wikipedia page locked after 'persistent vandalism'
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The Wikipedia page of Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson is now locked from those who plan to edit it due to "persistent vandalism." Her page was modified 47 times in six hours on April 11 ...

DA: Boracay farmers, fisherfolk can loan by next week
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The Department of Agriculture's loaning program for farmers and fisherfolk affected by the Boracay closure will be ready as early as next week, Secretary Manny Piñol said Friday. Piñol said the DA was offering ...

1 Palestinian killed, nearly 1,000 injured in latest Gaza protests, Palestinian officials say
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
(CNN) -- One Palestinian was killed and 968 others injured in Gaza on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, as Palestinian protesters demonstrated for a third week along the border fence between Gaza and Israel. The protests, dubbed "The March of ...

Fix sewage mess, Northern Mindanao resort owners told
philstar.com - 2018-04-14
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- Some resorts in Northern Mindanao were found to have sewage problems, Sabdullah Abubacar, Environmental Management Bureau regional director, said yesterday. Abubacar said they recently conducted a surprise inspection of ...

DOH: Over 3K students hospitalized 'for various illnesses' after Dengvaxia shot
Rappler - 2018-04-13
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, April 13 said that over 3,200 students who received the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia as part of government's school-based immunization program were hospitalized following their vaccination.

Apple warned its staff that it caught 29 leakers and 12 were arrested last year: leaked memo
Business Insider - 2018-04-13
Apple posted a warning to its employees on Friday telling them not to leak. The memo has been leaked to Bloomberg. In it, Apple says it caught 29 leakers last year and 12 of those were arrested. Apple warned its employees against leaking to the media on ...

ESA's Mars Express finds possible supervolcano remnant
Upi.com - 2018-04-13
April 13 (UPI) --ESA's Mars Express has photographed a unique and mysterious geologic structure on the Martian surface. Astronomers aren't sure of the crater's origins. The crater, dubbed Ismenia Patera, may have been created by a meteorite impact.

A small feature that Google added to Chrome is delivering a huge amount of traffic to news publishers
Business Insider - 2018-04-13
Google Chrome for smartphones automatically shows users a list of articles. A study finds that the feature sends 341 million visits per month to publishers. 'Articles for You' benefits news outlets more than other types of publishers. The growth comes as ...

AI is an excuse for Facebook to keep messing up
The Verge - 2018-04-13
Over the course of an accumulated 10 hours spread out over two days of hearings, Mark Zuckerberg dodged question after question by citing the power of artificial intelligence. Moderating hate speech? AI will fix it. Terrorist content and recruitment?

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Plaintiffs Seek MDL for Product Liability Claims Involving C.R. Bard's Polypropylene Devices, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-13
NEW YORK, April 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that seeks centralization of all federally-filed hernia mesh lawsuits involving propylene devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. and ...

A Closer Look At Cisco's Valuation
Forbes - 2018-04-13
Cisco has reported a decline in revenues in recent quarters, driven largely by low core product sales. Cisco has made large investments in fast-growing networking domains such as software-defined networking in order to offset the impact of stagnating revenues.

Gene-editing patient applications closer with new technique
Upi.com - 2018-04-13
April 13 (UPI) --A new technique in gene editing greatly improves the technology's precision, so much so that it may one day treat some genetic diseases, according to a new study. At the University of Alberta, researchers have improved the accuracy using ...

Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax
NPR - 2018-04-13
Will people drink less sugary soda if the price goes up? A new study suggests the answer is ... yes. Researchers at Drexel University surveyed residents of Philadelphia both before and after a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened drinks took effect.

MJC Investments stock rights offer to service debt
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-13
Alfonso Reyno III during the FIFA Turf Project Turnover Ceremony at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona -- PFF MJC Investments Corp. is selling shares to existing stockholders to raise capital for debt servicing requirements. In a disclosure to the ...

The Clinical Trial Is Open. The Elderly Need Not Apply.
The New York Times - 2018-04-13
Dr. Ken Covinsky, a geriatrician and researcher, was sitting in his office at the San Francisco VA Medical Center last month, browsing through a medical journal on his computer. When he came across a study of sodium excretion, he waded into the abstract.

Preschool, day care not asthma triggers: Study
Upi.com - 2018-04-13
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory disease.

Two vendors now sell iPhone cracking technology - and police are buying
Computerworld - 2018-04-13
Law enforcement interest in iPhone encryption-cracking hardware from two new companies is a strong indication that Apple no longer claims the mobile security high ground. "What this means, if it's true, is that people who thought all of their ...

Disgraced Ex-Surgeon Hit With New Federal Fraud Charges
Medscape - 2018-04-13
Former orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, who has already served prison time for healthcare fraud involving millions of dollars, is again in trouble with the law. He was arrested at his home in upstate New York earlier this week and charged with wire fraud ...

Airline biz keeps JG Summit 2017 earnings flat
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-13
Universal Robina Corp. registered an 11% uptick in revenues to P125.01 billion from P112.61 billion, as international sales of the branded consumer food group and sales of the sugar division increased by a third. Revenues of Cebu Air, Inc. went up by ...

SBMA extends free accreditation program
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-13
Handout photo via PHILIPPINE STAR THE SUBIC BAY Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is extending its free accreditation initiative for container-port business until the end of 2018. In a statement released on Friday, SBMA chairperson and administrator Wilma T.

CGM With Insulin Injections Could Be Cost-Effective in Diabetes
Medscape - 2018-04-13
Use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) could prove to be cost-effective in real-world use among people with type 1 diabetes managed with multiple daily insulin injections, new research suggests. Previous data demonstrating CGM cost-effectiveness in ...

Sereno spokesperson on Duterte's remarks vs. Chief Justice: CJ won't go down to that level
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- A spokesperson for embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said Friday she would not reply to the name-calling that President Rodrigo Duterte had resorted to in describing her amid attempts to unseat her.

Filing of candidacy for barangay, SK polls begins Saturday
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- With no consolidated congressional measure to delay it, the election period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls is finally pushing through this Saturday. Aspirants for the posts can now file for ...

Duterte apologizes to Myanmar's Suu Kyi over 'genocide' remark
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Myanmar's leader for calling the Rohingya crisis a "genocide." Duterte addressed Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in a press briefing early Friday, upon his ...

How to treat your oven right: Six range care tips you might not know
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-13
Over the years, these chemicals can cause serious health problems. To avoid this, clean your oven with eco-safe and natural cleansers, such as baking soda and vinegar. Start by wiping off any debris left in your oven once it has cooled. Take out the racks ...

Nikkei Asia300 Index rises on week as trade tensions cool
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-13
The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.2% to 1,433.82 on Friday ... Galaxy Entertainment Group rose 0.6% for the week in Hong Kong even as the Philippines shelved the Macau-based casino operator's plans to build a $500 million resort on the island of Boracay ...

Piñol: NFA Council may be reorganized
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The policy-making National Food Authority (NFA) Council is likely to face reorganization in the face of cheap rice shortage, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said Friday. "Actually in the proposed ...

Prosecutors: Reject Jack Lam 'middleman,' ex-BI officials' plea for jail transfer
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- State prosecutors are asking the Sandiganbayan to deny motions filed by suspects in a P50-million corruption scandal to be transferred to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center. In a comment filed ...

Gender diversity in the work force
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-13
Holcim Philippines, Inc. is looking to strengthen programs that attract more women in the company, believing that a diverse workforce is a driver of innovation and business growth. Women, such as this group in its Bulacan plant, currently comprise 20% of ...

Sight savers
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-13
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), in partnership with Philippine Business for Social Progress, Cataract Foundation of the Philippines Inc and Department of Education, recently distributed free eyeglasses to teachers and students of Pateros National High ...

Agriculture Department encourages farmers to plant coffee
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The Department of Agriculture wants Filipino farmers to take up coffee farming. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol on Friday revealed his department's goal to make the Philippines self-sufficient in coffee by 2022.

Blockchain In Africa Could Transform Banking In The Continent
ibtimes.com - 2018-04-13
During a trip to Bangalore, India, in the year 2000, the American journalist Thomas Friedman had the epiphany that globalization was flattening the world. It's been almost two decades since the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner collected his thoughts on how ...

Duterte warns ICC prosecutor of arrest in PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte yet again issued strong words against the International Criminal Court (ICC), this time threatening to arrest its chief prosecutor if she sets foot in the country to investigate the ...

PH privacy body to investigate massive Facebook data scandal
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The Philippines' data privacy regulator has demanded the cooperation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as it is set to launch an investigation on how the massive Facebook data breach has affected Filipino users.

Philippines' Duterte apologizes to Suu Kyi for Myanmar 'genocide' remark
Business Insider - 2018-04-13
Duterte last week said the Philippines was willing to provide sanctuary for Rohingya fleeing what he called "genocide", a comment a Myanmar government spokesman said showed he had no restraint and knew nothing about Myanmar. But in remarks aimed at Suu Kyi ...

Metrobank raises P60b from the offering of stock rights
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-13
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., the second-largest lender in terms of assets, said Thursday it successfully completed a P60-billion stock rights offering. Metrobank said in a statement the offer period closed on April 4. The offer to eligible shareholders ...

Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group says
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
(CNN) -- An Australian river turtle with a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals is on a new list of endangered reptiles. The Mary River turtle, native to Queensland, Australia ...

Duterte directs Congress party-mates to impeach Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is not letting up on his call to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, saying she should have resigned a long ago. "I am directing my party-mates," he said upon arriving in ...

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 ...

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