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Insurance Exec to Oncologists: Take Financial Toxicity Vow
Medscape - 2018-03-27
ORLANDO, Florida -- The runaway costs of cancer care in the United States could be markedly reduced if practicing oncologists learned the cost of the treatments they prescribe, said a long-time insurance executive here at the National Comprehensive Cancer ...

Nvidia temporarily halts self-driving tests globally: source
Reuters - 2018-03-27
(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp has temporarily suspended self-driving tests across the globe, a source told Reuters at the GPU conference in San Jose, California, a week after an Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the ...

Microsoft delivers first Windows 10 'Redstone 4' test build for HoloLens
ZDNet - 2018-03-27
While Microsoft continues to creep toward finalizing Windows 10 "Redstone 4" for PCs, the company this week delivered its first Redstone 4 test build for the HoloLens. Microsoft hasn't delivered a significant Windows 10 update specifically for the HoloLens ...

SolGen to Sereno: Other justices' 'missing' SALNs not relevant to your case
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- The government's top lawyer has criticized Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for dragging other justices' names in a bid to dismiss a petition to oust her. In his 64-page reply to Sereno's earlier comment ...

Facebook data scandal widens as Canadian company accused of helping target U.S. voters
Reuters - 2018-03-27
LONDON (Reuters) - A scandal engulfing Facebook over the use of its data by political consultants widened on Tuesday when a whistleblower said Canadian company AggregateIQ had developed a program to target Republican voters in the 2016 U.S. election.

Toys "R" Us Philippine operations unaffected by US store closures
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
In the Philippines, Toys"R"Us is operated by Robinsons Toys, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI), with a total of 83 stores composed of 36 stand-alone branches and 47 "Toybox" sections in Robinsons Department ...

Guide: Visita Iglesia for Holy Week 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- This coming Holy Week, thousands of Filipinos are set to practice the time-honored tradition of Visita Iglesia. Visita Iglesia, or church visit, is a Holy Week custom where Filipino Catholics reflect on Jesus ...

Passengers flock to bus terminals as Holy Week break approaches
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- Passengers have begun flocking to transport terminals as the Holy Week break nears. With the holidays just around the corner, most trips at bus terminals in Cubao, Quezon City are fully-booked until Maundy Thursday.

Anti-corruption body recommends suspending prosecutors who junked Espinosa, Lim drug case
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend the Justice Department prosecutors who cleared high profile drug personalities of charges. In a press conference ...

Año: I don't agree with building a casino in Boracay
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
The Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) on March 20 said its subsidiary, GEG, has acquired 23 hectares of land in Boracay's Barangay Manoc-Manoc, which is located opposite the white beach often visited by tourists. Related: Macau casino operator ...

3 Metro Manila police station chiefs relieved from posts
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) relieved three station commanders from their posts due to poor performance. The police officers under investigation are Caloocan Police Chief Senior Superintendent Jemar ...

COA wants Ombudsman to probe FDA execs over security contract
Rappler - 2018-03-27
COA pointed out from 2004 to 2009, the Department of Health had contracts with MSSC for its security services to its offices as well as its attached agencies. When the DOH switched to Alert Security and Investigation Services (ASIS) in 2010, the FDA (then ...

Rising number of foreign workers shows job-skills mismatch persisting in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
"Once you open your market, many countries will come to your country to see if it will be viable for their business," Tutay said. "We allow their people to come in and check which areas in the country they could invest in." She added many foreign ...

BSP requires banks to set up e-payment channels
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-27
The rules spring from Circular 980 issued in November, which endorses the creation of automated clearing houses (ACHs) which would process payment and transfer instructions given through digital channels, which include online and mobile banking.

Fed faces pro-diversity uproar on nod for Williams
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-27
THE FEDERAL RESERVE is facing a backlash over its lack of diversity in key positions after it emerged this weekend that John Williams, the current president of the San Francisco regional branch, is a front-runner to succeed William Dudley as head of the ...

PayPal bullish on Philippines as freelancer market continues to grow
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-27
PAYPAL Holdings, Inc. is upbeat on the growth of its Philippine market given the optimism of Filipino freelancers in growing their business. In a press briefing on Tuesday, PayPal Regional Head for Strategic Partnerships for Southeast Asia Abhinav Kumar ...

Lawmakers raise alarm over Grab-Uber merger
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian, economic affairs committee chairman, alerted government regulators to specifically guard against an emerging potential monopoly in the ride-hailing business. "Even though [neither] Grab nor Uber has notified the Philippine ...

Duterte wants housing, other aid for 'Abus' who surrender
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte wants members of the country's most violent terror group to avail of government social aid, including housing and livelihood -- if they turn themselves in. According to Undersecretary ...

Looming fare surges, monopoly, data privacy issues hound Grab-Uber deal
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- Concerns about potential fare surges, monopoly and data privacy hound Grab's acquisition of rival ride-sharing app Uber operations in the Philippines. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ...

E-cigarettes may not help smokers quit, small study says
Upi.com - 2018-03-27
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- E-cigarettes did not help people quit smoking, a small study found, but the researchers said more studies are needed to determine if the devices could play some role in smoking cessation. The investigation included more than ...

DOH Mimaropa finds 9 more Dengvaxia patients
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
NINE more Dengvaxia Vaccine Individuals (DVIs) were identified by the Department of Health (DOH)--Mimaropa through its Dengvaxia Task Force from the province of Palawan. Mimaropa is composed of the provinces of Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro ...

Drug prices rising 10 times faster than inflation
Upi.com - 2018-03-27
March 27 (UPI) --Seniors' most commonly used brand-name drugs are increasing at 10 times the rate of inflation, according to a report from the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and ...

Thousands of cops deployed in metro for Holy Week
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- Close to 12,000 policemen will be deployed in Metro Manila to ensure peace and order during the Holy Week. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde said most of the policemen ...

Robredo 'relieved' recount will happen soon
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- Vice President Leni Robredo says she's relieved the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) is ready for the vote recount. [Translation: This is a relief for us. We've waited for the recount to happen for a long ...

Households with savings reach 36.6% in Q1
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
Among the top reasons Filipino consumers wanted to save, the BSP said, was primarily for emergencies, education, health and hospitalization, retirement, purchase of real estate and business and capital investment. Furthermore, among households that were ...

APBC welcomes PHL delegation to Australia
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
In Photo: Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano lead the delegation of local business leaders that met with their Australian counterparts during a meeting on March 16 in Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia.

Jetstar Asia launches inaugural flight from Clark to Osaka
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
"As the only airline flying direct services between Clark and Japan, our travel partners tell us that visitors and business travelers will be able to take advantage of our low fares and the convenient schedule spread over the weekdays and weekends," he ...

Congress expected to meet 2018 tax reform timetable
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-27
It gives a definite timeline and schedule of reduction of the business tax rate," the legislator said in a mobile phone message. "This sends a strong signal to the world that the Philippines is and will continue to be a top investment destination ...

PCCI backs phased closure of Boracay
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-27
THE Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) called on the government to address the concerns of business stakeholders before shutting down Boracay, and proposed a phased closure in order not to unduly disrupt the economy. In a statement Tuesday ...

Endorsing financial inclusion bill to law
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
Statistics also bear out that the Philippines is one of the countries with the highest ratio of business owners borrowing capital from relatives and friends--sometimes destroying precious relationships in the collection process. On the other hand ...

Where to shove it
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-27
On Tuesday, March 20, the Philippines delivered the first statement at the Preparatory Committee for the Third United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit ...

Philippines' privacy watchdog summons Grab after deal with Uber
Rappler - 2018-03-27
MANILA, Philippines - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) called for a meeting with Grab Philippines next week to discuss how its merger with Uber would affect Filipino drivers' and users' data. This comes after Uber on Monday, March 26, announced that ...

Duterte to celebrate 73rd birthday at home
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will continue his tradition of quietly celebrating his birthday in his home in Davao City. He is turning 73 on Wednesday. Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said ...

Toys "R" Us Philippine operations unaffected by US store closures
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-27
It is business as usual at Toys "R" Us Philippines despite the global toy brand winding down operations in the United States. Expansion plans remain bullish as the company targets to open more stores within the year, and with sales driven by the ...

Shopee launches Xiaomi official store
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-27
Xiaomi Regional Director John Chen and Shopee Head of Business Development Jane Lim during the Shopee and Xiaomi MOU signing. John Chen, Regional Director (SEA Region), Xiaomi said: "We are excited to partner with Shopee, one of the leading e-commerce ...

PNP, PDEA: We'll give drug war data to ICC if Palace agrees
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- Lead agencies implementing the drug war said they will only cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the Palace's go signal. When asked Tuesday if they will comply in case the ICC requests for ...

S.Africa's DIY battle against HIV
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-03-27
"It's targeted at young men and if we have a group of young men around, we pull more people in," said Lynne Wilkinson, an expert at the University of the Witwatersrand's Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, which oversees the project. From May ...

Malacañang declares half-day classes, government work on Holy Wednesday
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (Metro Manila, March 27) -- Malacañang has announced classes in public schools and work in government offices will be suspended from 12 p.m. onwards on Holy Wednesday (March 28). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea released the memorandum ...

Tropical storm 'Caloy' enters PAR
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- Tropical storm Jelawat (local name: "Caloy") had entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as of 8 a.m., Tuesday but was unlikely to make landfall in the country. The weather bureau, Philippine ...

Cavite commits to gender equality
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-03-27
Simultaneous activity on livelihood training ... of the Republic of the Philippines. It is an attached unit of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). The PIA works with the Office of the President, National Government Agencies, and ...

Rights groups slam Roque for linking them to drug lords
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) -- Local and international human rights groups called out Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for his claims they are being used by drug lords to fight the Duterte administration. International group Human Rights ...

Shopping malls boom as Filipinos shrug off inflation
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-03-27
In the Philippines, shopping malls are more than just places to shop, eat, and watch movies. Filipinos also flock to them to pay utility bills and deal with government bureaucracy. Despite high inflation, FT Confidential Research expects malls to remain a ...

The Philippines' Duterte wants to legalize same-sex marriage but not divorce
Business Insider - 2018-03-27
The Philippines' legislature has taken major steps towards legalizing divorce in the highly Catholic country. The bill would need to be supported by President Rodrigo Duterte, who has stated that he is strongly against divorce. But while the president has ...

$12 billion Dropbox has an unusual company value that inspired employees to show up to Times Square in silly hats on IPO day
Business Insider - 2018-03-26
Dropbox's New York City team surprised their San Francisco colleagues on the day of the IPO by showing up outside the New York Stock Exchange wearing silly hats. Dropbox says that it was representative of one of the company's more unusual company values ...

Facebook's Response To Its Phone Record Harvesting Shows Nothing Has Changed
Forbes - 2018-03-26
Fresh off its week-long response to the Cambridge Analytica story, Facebook made headlines again this weekend when some users downloading their Facebook data archives noticed the company had been harvesting their phone records and archiving them on its own ...

ADA unveils new policy of 7-day limit for opioids
Upi.com - 2018-03-26
March 26 (UPI) --The American Dental Association unveiled a new policy Monday that advises dentists to prescribe opioids for a period no longer than a week -- a response to what experts say has become a national health emergency. The interim board policy ...

Cryptocurrencies And Stocks Move In Opposite Directions
Forbes - 2018-03-26
Cryptocurrencies took a tumble earlier today, while stocks managed to rally. All of the top 10 currencies were down at least 7% at the time of report, according to CoinMarketCap. The major stock indices had recovered, however, with the S&P 500 index up ...

Three days after Dropbox's killer IPO, the $852 million startup Smartsheet has filed to go public
Business Insider - 2018-03-26
Smartsheet, a $852.1 million collaboration software company, has filed to go public. Smartsheet, which was founded in 2005, grew its revenue by 66% from 2017 to 2018, but also saw its losses grow by a whopping 223% in the same period. It's the latest ...

Gene study solves mystery of 'alien' skeleton
Medical News Today - 2018-03-26
Since its discovery in Chile 15 years ago, the "Ata" skeleton has puzzled scientists and archaeologists alike. At just 6 inches long with 10 pairs of ribs and a cone-shaped head, it's no wonder that the skeleton was considered as possible evidence of alien ...

Facebook shares tumble as FTC announces probe
Reuters - 2018-03-26
Shares of Facebook fell more than 5 percent Monday after the Federal Trade Commission said it's investigating the social network over data privacy. Fred Katayama reports. Shares of Facebook fell more than 5 percent Monday after the Federal Trade Commission ...

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