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NGCP gets clearance for ancillary partners
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-25
The Energy Regulatory Commission issued a provisional authority to National Grid Corp. of the Philippines and its power generators capable of providing ancillary services to maintain the integrity and reliability of the grid. ERC said it provisionally ...

Is growth sustainable?
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-25
Second, increased agricultural productivity will free up labor that can be shifted toward higher productivity manufacturing. Third, increased agricultural productivity will mean wider and lower-costing inputs to agro-industrialization, i.e. manufacturing ...

New paths to cure cancer emerge from immunotherapy trials
YAHOO! - 2018-03-25
Bethesda (United States) (AFP) - In the winter of 2013, Sue Scott, then 36, had already planned her own funeral. Her cervical cancer was spreading fast. Multiple rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery had all failed. Tumors were invading her liver ...

More than 60 reps call on Duterte to resume peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 25) -- More than 60 members of the House of Representatives are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to resume peace talks with rebels. The lawmakers filed House Resolution No. 1803 to urge the President to reopen peace ...

Task Force Boracay insists shutting down the island the correct thing to do
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
Indeed, President Duterte himself declared in a business forum in Davao City on February 8, 2018 that he wants Boracay closed because of the severe environmental problems that businesses there have created, especially on the issue of sewage management ...

IN PHOTOS: Philippines observes Earth Hour 2018
Rappler - 2018-03-24
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines on Saturday, March 24, joined the rest of the world in temporary darkness during Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Many households, business establishments, and public places switched off their ...

Doctor Choices May Be Elusive After Congress Denies Obamacare Funds
Forbes - 2018-03-24
The future of health insurance on marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act is likely to take a turn toward even narrower medical care provider networks after Congress failed once again to stabilize individual coverage. Insurers have been turning profits ...

Apple gives us a sneak peak at new accessibility emoji, including this incredibly cute guide dog
YAHOO! - 2018-03-24
Apple has proposed a set of new emoji to the official world arbiters of tiny pictures, the Unicode Consortium. The new emoji are focused on accessibility, and include things like a guide dog, people in wheelchairs, and prosthetic limbs. In its proposal to ...

Robinsons Retail Holdings to buy 100% stake in Rustan Supercenters
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) -- Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) is set to acquire a 100 percent stake in supermarket chain operator Rustan Supercenters, Inc. (RSCI). Gokongwei-led company RRHI announced the P18-billion deal on Friday in ...

There's an extremely relatable hidden message in the title of 'Isle of Dogs'
Mashable - 2018-03-24
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.

DOE embarks on crucial step in renewed renewable-energy push
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-24
This can easily be shelled out by the big players, as most of them are also in the distribution and supply business. "[The] RPS is a good mechanism to help achieve the 35-percent renewables target. Enforceability and compliance are critical to make this ...

QBO app seen helping millennials build startups
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-24
QBO is supported by a consortium composed of the DOST, the Department of Trade and Industry, JPMorgan and Idea­Space Foundation Inc. The QBO App is a virtual hub that allows startups to connect with a broader range of entrepreneurs, investors, partners ...

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: a springboard for attracting international conferences to Korea
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-24
Last year Korea had difficulties attracting business events due to certain political issues with North Korea. However, the amicable efforts shown by North and South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics have caught public attention. KTO leverages this ...

Doctors inject lab-grown genes into boy's eyes to treat blindness
YAHOO! - 2018-03-24
On the morning of March 20, eye surgeon Jason Comander injected viruses carrying lab-grown genes into the eyes of a boy whose vision had been gradually disappearing. If all goes as planned, the 13-year-old patient -- who lives with an inherited genetic ...

CDC: Doctor visits for flu symptoms down for 6th week in a row
Upi.com - 2018-03-24
SATURDAY, March 24, 2018 -- It's been a particularly tough flu season, but spring -- and real relief -- may be near, new numbers show. The flu season continues to wind down, with yet another drop seen in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza ...

An ode to the wonderfully wholesome world of 'Sesame Street' Twitter
Mashable - 2018-03-24
Social media can be its own kind of hell. Between all the feuds and clapbacks, Trump rants, and Kardashian drama, sometimes you just need to surround yourself with some wholesome, positive content -- enter Muppet twitter. It was in my own struggle to find ...

Ayala Land opens facility for athletes at Vermosa
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
To be managed and operated by Sante Health & Fitness, Inc., known as one of the fastest growing global providers of organic health and wellness products and services, the Sante Fitness Lab is a one-stop shop that will include a strength and conditioning ...

Tech startup Bank-Genie to open global help desk in Philippines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
"After our study, it became apparent that the Philippines is the right location for our GlobalCustomer ... With the elimination of these physical dependencies, banks may conduct business at the convenience of the customer through mobile bankers, bank ...

Blockchain eyed to address PH red tape and corruption
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
a leading distributor and provider of infrastructure and information technology solutions in Southeast Asia. From left: Miroslav Mandel, Tomas Sarocky and Lubos Milan of Flowmon Networks, Teddy Sumulong of Computrade Technology Philippines Inc., Harry ...

Automotive scion enters the food game
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-24
He is no stranger to Japanese food, having made countless visits and business trips to Japan while doing business for Yazaki-Torres. It was in one of those trips to Japan that he met Mr. Nishiyama. He was a speaker at the 42nd Asean-Japan Business Meeting ...

What Makes Some Hair Curly? Not Quite What Scientists Thought
The New York Times - 2018-03-24
Every day is a curly hair day for sheep. Those curls and kinks are part of what makes woolen sweaters so cozy -- the maze of fibers helps trap warm air, keeping it close to the body. But wrapped up in those curls may also be answers to a longstanding ...

U.S. charges, sanctions Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran
Reuters - 2018-03-24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government, including its main energy ...

1 killed, 3 wounded in Cebu shooting incident
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Cebu City (CNN Philippines) -- A security guard of a bar was killed while three others were wounded in a shooting incident in Cebu City Friday evening. The police reported a group of men in a white pick-up truck opened fire at a Ford SUV about to leave ...

P69M worth of goods sneaked past Customs
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- Around P69 million worth of goods were sneaked out of the Port of Manila despite a standing order preventing the release of the items, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). In a media briefing Thursday ...

Duterte orders arrest of bus operator in Occidental Mindoro crash
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of the operator of the bus involved in a deadly crash in Occidental Mindoro. "Pinahuli ni PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte) operator and pinahuli nya ang lahat ...

Ombudsman upholds plunder, graft charges against ex-Immigration officials Argosino, Robles
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23 ... The embattled public officials are both members of the San Beda College of Law's Lex Talionis Fraternitas Inc., the same fraternity group of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre and President Rodrigo Duterte.

SolGen's petition to oust Sereno faces another challenge
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- A group of lawyers joins two other groups in seeking the dismissal of the petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from office. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Friday filed an ...

DOJ panel cites missing information in Dengvaxia criminal complaint vs. Aquino
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- A Justice Department panel grilled members of two advocacy groups on Friday over a criminal complaint they filed against former President Benigno Aquino III on the Dengvaxia program. While members of the ...

Russia And China: Gateway To Fostering Philippines-Central Asia Relations? - Analysis
Eurasia Review - 2018-03-24
Enhancing relations with Central Asia may thus serve as an alternative to promoting and protecting Philippine interests and contribute to the overall balance of power. With a fast-growing economy, expanding pool of labor and capital, and low-cost ...

Wall Street is getting heartburn trying to swallow Salesforce's rich $6.5 billion MuleSoft deal
Business Insider - 2018-03-23
Salesforce plans to acquire MuleSoft for $6.5 billion, but analysts aren't sure that it's worth it. Analysts are concerned that Salesforce won't be able to use MuleSoft's on-premise licensing product -- a core part of its business -- and that customers ...

Trump Signs 2018 Budget, With Some Big Wins for Healthcare
Medscape - 2018-03-23
After first suggesting he may veto the new budget bill passed by Congress yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed the huge $1.3 trillion budget bill today that will fund the federal government through the rest of its fiscal 2018 year, including some ...

FCC could block carriers that use Huawei equipment from receiving federal subsidies
The Verge - 2018-03-23
According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission is contemplating a new rule that would prevent small and rural mobile providers from receiving federal subsidies if they utilize electronics from Chinese ...

Tumblr says Russians used its platform for disinformation in 2016
YAHOO! - 2018-03-23
Washington (AFP) - Tumblr announced Friday the blogging platform was used by a shadowy Russian internet group to spread disinformation during the 2016 election campaign as it published the 84 account handles linked to the effort. Tumblr, which was acquired ...

U.S. lawmakers formally ask Facebook CEO to testify on user data
YAHOO! - 2018-03-23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Friday formally asked Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg to explain at a congressional hearing how 50 million users' data got into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The world's largest social media ...

Chemical from marijuana could help prevent drug, alcohol relapse
Upi.com - 2018-03-23
March 23 (UPI) --A non-psychoactive component of marijuana, called cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce the risk of relapse recovery for people addicted to drugs and alcohol, according to a preclinical study with rats. Amid the ongoing marijuana debate ...

8 Toxic Foods for Dogs
YAHOO! - 2018-03-23
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. A flurry of pet-food recalls in recent months has put pet owners on edge. According to the Food and ...

Watch first-ever footage of living anglerfish
Upi.com - 2018-03-23
March 23 (UPI) --For the first time, scientists have captured footage of a living female anglerfish and her male companion. Anglerfish are some of the most elusive creatures in the deep sea. The couple was filmed by German researchers Kirsten and Joachim ...

Dietary supplement reversed vascular aging in mice, study says
Upi.com - 2018-03-23
March 23 (UPI) --A supplement containing an enzyme helped reverse the effects of vascular aging in mice, offering hope for humans, according to new research. Biologists at Penn Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

Pinay Mae Williams makes London crave for Filipino food
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-23
Who is the boss?" She then laughed, realizing what the guy meant and said: "Me, I am, you can speak to me." He handed her a business card and introduced himself as the owner of Trailer Happiness Bar. He said he would like to discuss with her to man ...

Megaworld to include museums, urban artworks in townships
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-23
Just last weekend, the company opened the P110-million Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (Ilomoca) inside its 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park township in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The 3,000-square-meter museum is the first contemporary art museum in the ...

Here are 2 mistakes you're probably making when the clocks go forward that will mess up your sleep routine
Business Insider - 2018-03-23
When the clocks go forward, you might find yourself a bit more tired than usual. This could lead some of us to try and "catch up" on sleep. However, according to a sleep scientist, this is a terrible idea. In the early hours of Sunday, March 25, the clocks ...

Atio's mom on suspects' surrender: I want to see them all in jail
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- "I want to see them in jail, all of them." These were the words of Carmina Castillo, mother of hazing victim Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, as she welcomed the surrender on Friday of all ten suspects in her son's ...

Carpio submitted all 10 required SALNs - JBC
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio submitted a total of 14 statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALNs) when he applied for the chief magistrate post in 2012. This is according to the Judicial and ...

Dormitels here to stay?
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-23
Upcoming projects In the report, Cushman & Wakefield listed some of existing dormitel projects. MyTown, the trailblazer in the business, rents out 800 beds spread over its three existing locations: MyTown Paris, MyTown London, and the 653-bed MyTown New York.

Rabies-Free Philippines: Vaccination Is Key
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-23
TWO more years before the target of rabies-free Philippines by 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) has called on the strict implementation of rabies control ordinances in accordance with RA 9482 or "The Rabies Act of 2007." Rabies is a human infection ...

Napoles cites jail cell ransack in pressing for DOJ custody
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- In a bid to justify her transfer to the Justice Department's custody, the camp of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles told the Sandiganbayan her jail cell was ransacked in October 2017. Since she ...

Suspects in Atio hazing death surrender to NBI
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23 ... Atio, a 22-year-old freshman University of Sto. Tomas law student, was killed after a supposed "welcoming party" or hazing rites of the Aegis Juris fraternity on September 16, 2017. His parents said ...

Western Union Expands Digital Distribution: Money Transfers Now Paid into GCash Mobile Wallets in the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-23
Usage of GCash mobile wallets is high with unbanked consumers in the Philippines, it lets them store ... Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers ...

Megaworld plans more museums for its townships
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-23
Photo: Megaworld Megaworld Corp. plans to include museums in its integrated townships, in a bid to promote local culture and tourism which would, in turn, drive more foot traffic into its developments. In a statement issued Friday, the Andrew L.

Megaworld plans to build museums inside its townships
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-23
In a statement issued Friday, March 23, the Andrew L. Tan-led firm said it has recently opened its P110-million Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) inside the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The museum, which covers ...

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