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SolGen: Sereno committed 'falsehoods' in SALNs
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) -- The government's top lawyer claimed the embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno committed a "litany of falsehoods" in her asset declarations. In a written reply to Sereno's earlier comment, Solicitor ...

FCDU loans up in 2017
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-28
Firms engaged in the towing, tanker, trucking and forwarding business borrowed 23.5% more between October and December. Merchandise and service exporters also saw their loan lines increase by 21.4%, followed by public utility firms (11.1%); and producers ...

Facebook changes privacy settings amid data scandal - 2018-03-28
March 28 (UPI) --Facebook unveiled changes to its privacy settings Wednesday -- making it easier for users to control what they share and delete collected data. In a statement, Facebook said it heard "loud and clear" that privacy settings are difficult to ...

Bridgestone brings the fire back
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-28
On the business side, he even shared that "after certain negotiations, we reached to a reasonable level where our dealers will make a little bit more money and push this product that will not eat into the Bridgestone line." Compact car owners can visit ...

Duterte now targets fake drugs
InterAksyon - 2018-03-28
"They do not only undermine or weaken the national economy by hitting a large-scale industry, they also threaten national security by endangering the health of a vast majority of the people," Panelo said in a statement. An estimated one in 10 medical ...

Philippines' Duterte now targets fake drugs
Reuters - 2018-03-28
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opened a new ... they also threaten national security by endangering the health of a vast majority of the people," Panelo said in a statement. An estimated one in 10 medical products in low ...

Filipinos recognized in Forbes 2018 "30 Under 30 Asia"
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) -- Five Filipinos were featured in this year's Forbes "30 Under 30" list for Asia. They are pastry chef Miko Aspiras, artist Archie Oclos, Thinking Machines Founder Stephanie Sy, Youtube Vlogger Bretman "Bretman ...

Can health gains be achieved in insecure environments? In Afghanistan, the answer is a fragile yes.
Devex - 2018-03-28
... a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for ...

No Grab monopoly: 3 ride-hailing companies applying for accreditation
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) -- More ride-hailing companies may soon enter the Philippine market, giving more competition to Grab after it acquired Uber. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday said there ...

DOJ summons Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim over drug charges
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) -- Alleged drug lords Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim, along with several other suspects, have been called on by the Justice Department as it begins to reinvestigate their cases. A subpoena issued on March 22 by ...

The sacrifice single mothers make
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
She also takes note of a Social Security System benefit ... and jobs -- became a support group and testament to how she was not alone. Abonita worked at a pharmaceutical company for 15 years, and is now in between jobs. However, she shares her disposition ...

Duterte orders arrest of fake medicine makers, sellers
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
They will be charged with economic sabotage," Panelo said. Aside from the negative economic impact, he said distributing fake medicine also endangers the health of the public. 'Those acts undermine -- not only the economy because it will affect the law of ...

A Needle In A Legal Haystack Could Sink A Major Supreme Court Privacy Case
NPR - 2018-03-28
It looks like one of the marquee cases before the U.S. Supreme Court is about to go bust -- sabotaged by a needle in a legislative haystack. The question in the case is whether a U.S. technology company can refuse to honor a court-ordered U.S. search ...

Philippines' Duterte now targets fake drugs
Business Insider - 2018-03-28
Salvador Panelo, chief presidential legal counsel, said Duterte had ordered police to arrest those responsible. "They do not only undermine or weaken the national economy by hitting a large-scale industry, they also threaten national security by ...

Philippines' Duterte now targets fake drugs
YAHOO! - 2018-03-28
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opened a new ... they also threaten national security by endangering the health of a vast majority of the people," Panelo said in a statement. An estimated one in 10 medical products in low ...

Would You Recognize Acute Delirium?
Medscape - 2018-03-28
This case was developed in cooperation with West Health Institute, a nonprofit organization that conducts applied medical research spanning healthcare in the home, hospital, and community-based organizations. West Health Institute is studying how senior ...

People & Events
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-03-28
Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) yesterday described the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program as one of the most successful programs that has ever been launched in the province. "NOCHP has made a big, big change and difference in ...

Agriculture Usec: Women are essential to farming
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) -- Most would think the labor involved in farming is a man's job, but not for Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo Puyat. "When you think of farming, you only think of a 56-year-old male," said Puyat. "But when ...

ABS-CBN targets six million TVplus boxes sold this year
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-28
Cerrado told reporters last week. The Lopez-led company launched TVplus digital box product as part of its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) business back in 2015. The product gives customers access to free-to-air channels such as ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN ...

Those 2-Minute Walk Breaks? They Add Up
The New York Times - 2018-03-28
Walk for two minutes. Repeat 15 times. Or walk for 10 minutes, thrice. The benefits for longevity appear to be almost exactly the same, according to an inspiring new study of physical activity patterns and life spans. It finds that exercise does not have ...

Listen to Boracay residents before building casino - Senate President
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) -- Senate President Koko Pimentel on Tuesday called on a Chinese gaming operator to work with Boracay residents and local government officials before it builds a casino on the island. Pimentel said those who will ...

Mark Zuckerberg has decided to testify before Congress
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
(CNN Money) -- After repeated calls for him to do so, Mark Zuckerberg has decided he will testify before Congress. Facebook sources tell CNNMoney the 33-year-old CEO has come to terms with the fact that he will have to testify before Congress within a ...

Tim Cook disses Amazon second headquarters search
CNN Money - 2018-03-28
Cities are tripping over themselves to be the host of Amazon's second headquarters. Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't impressed. Speaking at an event in Chicago on Wednesday, Cook said Apple's quest to find a home for another campus will be different than Amazon's ...

Robredo slams DOJ for accusing critics as 'drug protectors'
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) -- Vice President Leni Robredo took note of a pattern against critics of the Department of Justice (DOJ). "Nakakalungkot lang iyong mga nangyayaring ganiyan kasi parang nagiging pattern na siya na kung sino man ...

A little-known messaging startup is the latest $1 billion unicorn thanks to a mega funding round from Kleiner Perkins
Business Insider - 2018-03-28
The San Francisco-based messaging platform Intercom raised $125 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures. Intercom is now valued at $1.275 billion, which means it's officially a unicorn. The company plans to use its funding to ...

Sereno camp: JBC required chief justice candidates to submit all past SALNs
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27 ... Before assuming the Chief Justice post in 2012, Sereno taught at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law from 1986 to 2006. In past hearings, UP said they only have her 2002 SALN.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify before U.S. Congress: source
YAHOO! - 2018-03-27
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before U.S. Congress, a source briefed on the matter said on Tuesday, as he bows to pressure from lawmakers insisting he explain how 50 million users' data ended up in the ...

The Secret History of the FBI's Battle Against Apple Reveals the Bureau's Mistakes
Fortune - 2018-03-27
With the debate over encryption on smartphones heating up yet again, one of the most important past controversies in the area needs to be revisited. According to a new report, the FBI could have unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino ...

Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Before Congress, CNN Says
YAHOO! - 2018-03-27
Mark Zuckerberg is headed to Washington. The Facebook chief exec will testify before Congress "within a matter of weeks" on the Cambridge Analytica data leak, according to a report from CNN on Tuesday morning. A key House of Representatives committee ...

How do you get rid of garlic or onion breath?
Medical News Today - 2018-03-27
Garlic and onions add flavor to meals and can provide health benefits. Unfortunately, both can also cause bad breath, known as halitosis, especially when eaten raw. The distinctive smell is caused by sulfur-containing chemicals in garlic and onion.

Nvidia's self-driving car tests suspended following fatal Uber crash
Mashable - 2018-03-27
Following the fatal crash during an Uber self-driving car test last week, autonomous vehicle hardware and software supplier Nvidia has announced it's suspending its own self-driving vehicle tests. The chipmaker currently partners with Uber, Tesla, Volvo ...

State Attorneys General Asked Facebook These 7 Questions About Cambridge Analytica
Fortune - 2018-03-27
The pressure is piling up on Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Following the revelations that London-based Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from millions of Facebook users to influence elections, private citizens and politicians alike are fighting to ...

NASA to Monitor Earth's Melting Ice and Snow with Two New Satellites
YAHOO! - 2018-03-27
Earth is rapidly losing one of its most valuable natural resources for keeping the planet cool and everything in balance: ice. Arctic sea ice was once again at a low this season, according to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. It was the ...

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 ...

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