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Philippine mayor shuts city billboard after porn video shown briefly
Business Insider - 2018-03-22
MANILA (Reuters) - The mayor of the major financial hub in the Philippines said on Wednesday she was investigating ... intersection on the main road through Makati City, the central business district of the sprawling capital, Manila, on Tuesday afternoon.

Health, Budget offices want to use Sanofi refund to help Dengvaxia patients
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) -- The Budget and Health Departments want Congress to give them the P1.16 billion refund from Zuellig Pharma for the medical needs of children who were injected with the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. The two ...

Chinese-led company to build 'eco-friendly' high-end Boracay resort
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) on Wednesday granted a provisional license to a Chinese company to build a multimillion-dollar hotel-casino in the wake of Boracay's looming closure.

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What to expect from Zuckerberg if he testifies to Congress
YAHOO! - 2018-03-21
A growing number of lawmakers are calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress following reports that the joint data firm founded by Stephen Bannon and funded by billionaire Robert Mercer stealthily harvested data from 50 ...

Toyota will temporarily stop testing self-driving cars in the US after Arizona woman is killed by autonomous Uber
Business Insider - 2018-03-21
In response to Sunday's fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle, Toyota confirmed to Business Insider that it will temporarily stop testing its Chauffeur autonomous driving program in the US. "We cannot speculate on the cause of the incident ...

Elon Musk plans to build huge Mars spaceships in Los Angeles -- here are the never-before-seen renderings of SpaceX's future rocket factory
Business Insider - 2018-03-21
Elon Musk is working on something out-of-this-world in Los Angeles. The founder of SpaceX has spoken for years about building the Big Falcon Rocket: a giant reusable launch system designed to get people to and from Mars (and perhaps around Earth).

EU proposes online turnover tax for big tech firms
Reuters - 2018-03-21
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed rules on Wednesday to make digital companies pay their fair share of tax, with U.S. tech giants such as Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook (FB.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) set to foot a large chunk of the bill.

WATCH: Robotic Fish Moves Like The Real Thing -- So It Can Observe The Real Thing
NPR - 2018-03-21
Scientific advancement: It's all in the wiggle. OK, it's a lot more complicated than that. But when a team of researchers at MIT unveiled their robotic fish Wednesday, one of the keys they emphasized was the graceful undulation of the prototype's tail ...

The NASA spacecraft that discovered almost every Earth-like planet we know about is about to die
Business Insider - 2018-03-21
NASA's Kepler space telescope, which first launched in 2009 with the goal of finding new exoplanets, is running out of fuel 94 million miles from Earth's orbit. The NASA spacecraft has discovered thousands of worlds around other stars in our galaxy, with ...

Video: MIT's New Robotic Fish Is An Integrative Marine Observatory
Forbes - 2018-03-21
Video released today debuts a lifelike aquatic robot named SoFi, about the size of a full grown orange-lined triggerfish whose been keeping company with the residents of the Pacific Ocean. The silicon bionic fish built by roboticist Robert Katzschmann is ...

'Monster Hunter: World' Tops February's Best-Selling Video Game Charts
Forbes - 2018-03-21
Monster Hunter: World topped Call Of Duty: WWII as the best-selling video game of February 2018, making it the best-selling video game two months running. Call Of Duty: WWII remains the best-selling game in the past 12 months. Overall, February spending ...

PapSEEK: Potential Screening Test for Gynecologic Cancers
Medscape - 2018-03-21
A sample obtained from routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests used for cervical cancer screening can be subjected to a multiplex panel test, dubbed PapSEEK, to determine whether the sample is positive for endometrial or ovarian cancer, two gynecologic cancers ...

Mumps Is On the Rise. A Waning Vaccine Response May Be Why.
The New York Times - 2018-03-21
Mumps is resurging. And it may be because the immune response provoked by the mumps vaccine weakens significantly over time, and not because people are avoiding vaccination or because the virus has evolved to develop immunity to the vaccine, a new study ...

FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma
Medscape - 2018-03-21
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided an update on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The FDA has been closely tracking the relationship between breast implants and ALCL since the agency first identified ...

Why An Imperfect HIV Vaccine Could Be Better Than None At All
NPR - 2018-03-21
When Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler announced that scientists had discovered the virus that caused AIDS at a press conference in 1984, the disease was still mysterious and invariably fatal. Perhaps with a vaccine, AIDS could be ended ...

YouTube Bans Firearms Demo Videos, Entering the Gun Control Debate
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-03-21
YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate. YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites ...

Duterte for anti-political dynasty law if people will it
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to accept the anti-political dynasty law if that is what the people want. Duterte, who comes from a political family himself, said he would not have any problem if the ...

Study: Colder temperatures can activate body's 'good' fat - 2018-03-21
March 21 (UPI) --Lower temperatures can activate "good" fat formation in cells, leading to better ways to curb obesity, according to new study. For the first time, researchers at the University of Nottingham in England learned that these fat cells can be ...

Pagbilao town officials withdraw halt order vs AboitizPower unit
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
THE municipality of Pagbilao in Quezon province revoked the cease and desist order (CDO) it issued against Pagbilao Energy Corp. (PEC), resulting in the dismissal of the case between the Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower) unit and the town officials.

Google bolsters security tools on Google Cloud, G Suite
ZDNet - 2018-03-21
Google on Wednesday announced a bevy of new security features for both the Google Cloud Platform and G Suite that Google said aim give businesses more control over their security environment. On the Google Cloud Platform side, the tech giant unveiled VPC ...

Tragedy of fires: Death and destruction in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
FOUR years ago, Waterfront Philippines Inc. (WPI) began renovating the historic Manila Pavilion. Last year WPI President Kenneth T. Gatchalian told reporters the company put in new plumbing and technology in the hotel the company bought in 2004.

Teo admits 2018 arrivals goal imperiled by Boracay closure
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
"A closure would then result in monthly losses estimated at P5 billion. This is definitely a hefty, and both business establishments and residents will suffer the consequences. However, on balance, the committee put more weight on the long-term viability ...

Rental revenues push FLI profit 9% higher in 2017
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
FILINVEST Land, Inc. (FLI) grew its earnings by 9% in 2017, fueled by the expansion of its rental business alongside demand for both retail and office spaces. In a statement issued Wednesday, FLI said it generated a net income of P5.83 billion last year ...

CLC creates preferred shares to raise funds
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
This allowed the company to acquire several logistics companies to improve its network, including a 28.15% indirect economic stake in 2GO Group, Inc., 100% of Starlite Ferries, Inc., and WorkLinkServices, Inc. The new acquisitions brought in an additional ...

AUB books higher net income in 2017 as businesses grow
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
AUB recently relaunched its AUB Corporate Auto Salary Housing Employee Loan Program, or CASHelp, a one-stop consumer loan facility for accredited companies to help the employees seek loan programs. Late last year, AUB partnered with Chinese conglomerate ...

PCSO releases P797.6-million medical aid in February
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
The Imap is a flagship program of the PCSO under the CAD. It is designed to attend to the financial needs of all individuals with health-related problems through the provision of financial assistance. The PCSO issues a guarantee letter to the hospital or ...

House measure seeks to improve administration of fiscal incentives
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
Before incentives are given, qualified activities will be assessed based on the following: amount of investments; generation of full-time employment; adoption of inclusive business activities and value-added production by micro, small and medium ...

Australians to pour $40.4 million for power plant, hotel in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
In a speech before the Australia-Philippines Business Council, Lopez shared the persisting efforts of the government to provide support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that will ensure their growth, development and competitiveness. The initiatives ...

Blackbirds in the city aren't as healthy as their relatives in the country - 2018-03-21
March 21 (UPI) --Though blackbirds live longer in the city, urban life takes a toll on their health, new research shows. When scientists analyzed blackbirds' telomeres, repetitive DNA sequences on each end of a chromosome, they found evidence of ...

Caloocan allots P600 million for peace and order programs this year
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
This newspaper had also reported that Caloocan City has around 2,000 new businessmen seeking business permits annually since 2015. The procedure that the POC is following, according to Sison, is that Malapitan recommends to the Sangguniang Panlungsod how ...

SMC donations to Marawi, other social dev't causes in Mindanao top P2.5 billion
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) -- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has donated a total of P2.52 billion pesos to social development projects in Marawi and the rest of Mindanao since 2017. In a statement Wednesday, the diversified conglomerate said ...

New airport Customs chief urges importers to bring in more goods
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
The Naia Customs district is not part of the so-called multibillionaire club. Targeting imports to increase collection discourages importers, as well as business firms doing transactions with the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Naia. Talusan said she is ...

DBM to use Dengvaxia refund for patient care
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said that the supplemental budget will enable the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release the funds to the Department of Health (DoH), which would then provide medical assistance to Dengvaxia vaccine recipients.

Making a choice -- for good
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
In such case, the 8% income tax rate paid in the previous quarters shall be allowed as tax credit. Consequently, the taxpayer shall be subject to business taxes, such as percentage tax and VAT, in addition to income tax. On the other hand, when a non-VAT ...

Charity and giving should not be legislated
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
One such global and regional organization is "Second Harvest Asia" also known as Food Banking in Asia. Its regional head is Charles McJilton and its Philippine representative is Bruce Hall, an American married to a Filipina academic and mainly residing ...

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
Del Rosario College of Business of De La Salle University. She wrote this essay for her class in Lasallian Business Leadership, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility during her first term in the MBA program.

Duterte lists demands for OFW protection deal with Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday revealed several demands he wants included in the country's proposed deal to protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait. In his speech at the Philippine National ...

Makati billboard shut after porn screening
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
The video appeared for about half a minute on an electronic billboard at a busy intersection on the main road through Makati City, the central business district of the sprawling capital, Manila, on Tuesday afternoon. Makati City Mayor Mar-len Abigail Binay ...

Where are the rights for the most numerous?
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
In particular, the following reason is deemed sufficient: proof that the agency has no substantial capital or proof that the agency had no control over the work process or proof that the work outsourced is directly related to the business of the employer.

A celebration of solidarity with the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
Cabangon Chua, former Philippine ambassador to Lao PDR and the revered chairman emeritus of the business paper. It was but fitting to launch Mission: PHL as the latest advocacy of the BusinessMirror, focusing on programs and projects initiated and ...

Abac tackles challenges, prospects in Asia Pacific
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
In Photo: ABAC members hold their first meeting for 2018 in New Zealand FURTHER encouraging inclusivity as a topic of discussion on its first meeting for 2018, the members of the Apec Business Advisory Council (Abac) Philippines recently urged the local ...

Cebu City through the eyes of Waterfront
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
"Ceboom," a portmanteau of Cebu and its rapid economic development, was the conceived. The city is also a major hub for the business-process outsourcing industry, or BPOs. When asked whether the surge of hotel brands coming in the city due to this ...

Teaching kids the right value of money
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
She was fascinated with how Shamcey is an architect, beauty queen and business owner all at once. IN general, each generation lives a better life than the generation before them. I distinctly remember my amah (Fukien for grandmother) telling me how each ...

DBM, DOH to seek supplemental budget for Dengvaxia recipients
InterAksyon - 2018-03-21
Empty dengvaxia vials are seen in this December 2017 file photo by KJ Rosales, Phil. Star MANILA - The Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Health will request for a supplemental budget for the Assistance to Dengvaxia vaccinees ...

Pagbilao LGU withdraws cease and desist order against Aboitiz unit
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
The municipality of Pagbilao in Quezon province revoked the cease and desist order it issued against Pagbilao Energy Corp. (PEC), resulting in the dismissal of the case between the Aboitiz Power Corp. unit and the town officials. In a disclosure to the ...

What you need to know about Facebook's data debacle
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-21
(CNN Money) -- What happens to the data you post on Facebook? And who's responsible for how those personal details are used? Facebook is under intense pressure to answer these questions -- and more -- after it admitted that a company linked to President ...

Chelsea Logistics plans to convert common shares into preferred shares to raise funds
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
"Aligned with its shipping business, there are a number of business opportunities being presented to the Company for the operation of airports and ports, and also facilities which can be utilized in connection with its logistics business. The creation of ...

Enterprise IT solutions boost PLDT revenues to record level
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
PLDT Inc. posted a record P34.1 billion of revenues in 2017 from its enterprise business, up 11% from the previous year. In a statement, PLDT said that its information and communications technology (ICT) service revenues increased by 26%, lifted by the 59% ...

DBM, DOH request P1.16-B additional budget for Dengvaxia recipients
Rappler - 2018-03-21
MANILA, Philippines - The budget and health departments will be asking Congress for some P1.16 billion in supplemental budget this year to provide assistance to children who received the Dengvaxia, in anticipation of risks from the Sanofi-manufactured ...

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