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Aguirre, Medialdea deny giving legal advice to Napoles camp
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- Two top government officials on Tuesday denied giving legal advice to the camp of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles. Napoles' lawyer Stephen David said on Monday Malacañang played a role in its ...

Senator sponsors bill aimed at foreign equity
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-20
With the passage of the bill, the senator said she expects a "meaningful competition" in the business sector as more domestic and foreign players would come into the market "to win the satisfaction of the consuming Filipino people." "In this way ...

Duterte: Gov't doing enough to make soldiers' lives comfortable
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is making good his promise to improve the lives of military members and their families. Speaking at the 121st anniversary of the Philippine Army, the President highlighted his ...

A vote of confidence in the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-20
The 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report cited the inefficient government bureaucracy, inadequate infrastructure supply, corruption, and tax regulations and tax rates, as among the most problematic factors for doing business in the Philippines.

Philippines sees gross gaming revenue rising 9.4% to $3.57bn in 2018
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-03-20
MANILA -- The Philippines expects gross gaming revenue to grow 9.4% to 186 billion pesos ($3.57 billion) this year, with online casinos playing a key role in the expansion, the chief of the country's industry regulator said on Tuesday. Andrea Domingo ...

Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and real estate
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-20
This includes real estate. Dubai property scene In his article ... as the largest central business district in the Philippines. This project, in collaboration with Jbros Construction Corp., will also see the rise of a NOAH City inside the Horizon.

LBC signs deals to acquire stakes in 2 logistic firms
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-20
LBC Express said in a disclosure to the stock exchange it signed a deal to acquire a 30-percent interest in Orient Freight International Inc., which is engaged in freight forwarding, cargo handling and management business for P218.8 million. "This is a ...

LeBron triple-double lifts Cavs over Bucks
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-20
It was an upbeat ending to a difficult day, with the Cavs announcing earlier that head coach Tyronn Lue was taking some time off to deal with health concerns. Love, a five-time All-Star, played his first game since breaking his left hand on Jan. 30 ...

Negros Occidental city declares measles outbreak
Rappler - 2018-03-20
Mayor Isidro Zayco said Monday, March 19, the declaration of a measles outbreak in his city was based on the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The mayor said 3 cases of measles were reported in Barangay Camugao, which is near the Negros Oriental ...

Chelsea Logistics updates business description to add infrastructure, utilities
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-20
Chelsea Logistics Corp. (CLC) has amended its articles of incorporation to include infrastructure facilities and utilities as its businesses. The shipping and logistics company said in a disclosure to the stock exchange that during its stockholders ...

Defense chief: No terror threat in Metro Manila
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- There is no terror threat in Metro Manila, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. However, he said this did not mean runaway terrorists are not present. "We believe some of the Mautes who escaped from ...

Aguirre: I'm not resigning as DOJ chief
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said he will not resign and denied speculations President Rodrigo Duterte wants him out of the Cabinet. "There's no reason why I should resign kasi wala naman akong ...

DOJ chief: Dismissal of case vs. alleged drug lords still up for review
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said the dismissal of drug charges against alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and others are still up for review. "I issued an order yesterday vacating the dismissal of the ...

Gordon: Billions lost in smuggling can fund basic social services
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- Billions of pesos lost in smuggling can fund basic social services, Senator Richard Gordon said Tuesday. Gordon cited a University of Asia and the Pacific study which stated that P905 billion was lost from 2012 ...

BDO president re-elected as head of BAP
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-20
During his term, the BAP introduced the central bank-backed Philippine Banking Roadmap, which provided a more convenient and faster way of delivering banking services. This led to the development of a prototype for a digital banking identification registry ...

Philippine's Rodrigo Duterte slammed the EU-backed international criminal court as a bunch of 'white idiots'
Business Insider - 2018-03-20
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte slammed the International Criminal Court, who are leading an investigation into his bloody war on drugs, as it is part of the "white idiots in the EU." Duterte urged other nations to "get out" of their membership with ...

Defense chief wants to halt peace talks for good
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- The termination of peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) should be here to stay, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. "I think [this] is for good," Lorenzana told CNN ...

DoubleDragon expands portfolio with Hotel 101-Fort
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-20
Rising at 33 storeys and standing on a 1,224 sq. m. prime corner lot, Hotel 101-Fort is envisioned to be a premier business and leisure hotel. Once completed in 2020, Hotel 101-Fort will house a total of 606 well-appointed hotel rooms, a three-level podium ...

Cavaliers coach Lue to take break after health alert
Rappler - 2018-03-20
LOS ANGELES, USA - Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is to take a break from coaching after health concerns forced him from courtside for the 3rd time this season, the team confirmed on Monday, March 19. Lue left Saturday's 114-109 victory over the ...

Palace suspends classes in Metro Manila due to threat of transport strike
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- Malacañang has announced the suspension of classes in Metro Manila due to "actual and/or imminent threats" posed by some transport groups. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said they will ...

Senate OKs national ID system bill on final reading
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill creating a national identification system in the country to facilitate transactions with government agencies and the private sector. Senate Bill No ...

Facebook's value plunges $37 billion on data controversy
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
(CNN Money) -- Facebook shares took a big hit Monday, shaving about $37 billion off the value of the company. The stock tumbled about nearly 7% Monday on news that data firm Cambridge Analytica, which had ties to Trump's campaign, reportedly accessed ...

A big breakfast could aid weight loss, glucose control
Medical News Today - 2018-03-19
You may have heard that breakfast is "the most important meal of the day," and a new study helps to support this. It found that eating a big breakfast and reducing lunch and dinner size may be key for people looking to lose weight and improve their blood ...

What's Driving Our $70 Price Estimate For T-Mobile?
Forbes - 2018-03-19
T-Mobile, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, has performed well over the last few years, driven by its clever branding, value-added offerings, and attractive pricing, which have given the company an edge in winning over new customers. We have a $70 ...

New Expert Statement on Arrhythmias and Cognitive Function
Medscape - 2018-03-19
BARCELONA -- Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) could reduce their risk for dementia by taking oral anticoagulation therapy, according to the first expert consensus statement on arrhythmias and cognitive function. The document was presented here at ...

A self-driving Uber just struck and killed a woman -- here's a look at how its autonomous cars work
Business Insider - 2018-03-19
On Monday, a self-driving vehicle operated by Uber hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona. While proponents of self-driving technology say autonomous cars will be much safer than those driven by humans, they'll have to prove accidents involving self ...

Why Facebook Suddenly Shed $35 Billion in Value
Fortune - 2018-03-19
Facebook has lost $35 billion in market value following reports that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked with President Donald Trump in the 2016 elections, had unauthorized access to 50 million Facebook user accounts in one of its largest breaches ...

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women
Medscape - 2018-03-19
CHICAGO, Illinois -- A small observational study suggests that following a Mediterranean diet may have a beneficial effect on bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle mass in women after menopause. "We found that the Mediterranean diet could be a useful ...

Samsung's new Galaxy S9 is more durable than the iPhone X -- but it can still break on the first drop
Business Insider - 2018-03-19
SquareTrade, an insurance company owned by Allstate that specializes in protecting electronics, performed rigorous drop testing on the all-glass Galaxy S9, Samsung's latest flagship phone. SquareTrade found that the Galaxy S9, which starts at $720, was ...

Facebook now lets you stream PC games directly through its Live platform
The Verge - 2018-03-19
Facebook is hungry for some of the lucrative game streaming audience captured by Twitch and YouTube, and today the company announced a new software development kit designed to make it even easier to stream PC games live on the social network. The news ...

Study: Prostate MRIs better than standard biopsies in cancer detection
Upi.com - 2018-03-19
March 19 (UPI) --An MRI scan in conjunction with targeted prostate biopsies may detect prostate cancer better than standard biopsies, according to an international study. Researchers found the method finds more of the harmful prostate cancers but fewer of ...

Roundup Of Asia Deals Hones In On Funding, IPOs Of China's News Apps
Forbes - 2018-03-19
Personalized news apps surely are becoming the thing in China, with a lot of funding and IPOs news in this sector. Tencent recently led a pre-IPO investment of more than $100 million in Chinese personalized news recommendation app Qutoutiao, valuing the ...

Android Oreo is rolling out to Galaxy S8 devices on T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
The Verge - 2018-03-19
Samsung has confirmed that it has completed its Android Oreo beta tests and has officially begun sending out the software updates to Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in the US. "After completing extensive testing and beta tests that are standard when we launch ...

TAVR Reasonable for Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis
MedPage Today - 2018-03-19
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appeared to be safe in a high-risk group of patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis (LFLG-AS), according to data from a registry that enrolled patients prospectively and retrospectively. Note that ...

This dating app has a team of moms who help users in their search for love
Mashable - 2018-03-19
When selecting a photo for one's dating profile, many of us might turn to friends for advice. The downside of this arrangement is that our friends love us and are therefore less likely (we suspect) to give an honest answer. But over at dating app Inner ...

Megaworld set to turn over P30-B projects in Fort Bonifacio
InterAksyon - 2018-03-19
Megaworld's One Uptown residence, as seen from artist's sketch. MANILA - Megaworld Corp. will be turning over P30 billion worth of projects located across three of its townships in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City this year. The listed property developer said ...

Tech Startup Develops Robots, Self-Driving Bulldozers For Safer, Cheaper Construction Sites
International Business Times - 2018-03-19
A San Francisco-based robotics company is developing fully driverless bulldozers and excavators to make construction safer and more effective. Noah Ready-Campbell, the founder and CEO of tech startup Built Robotics, may be at the forefront of making the ...

Astronomers record echoes of black hole eating a passing star
Upi.com - 2018-03-19
March 19 (UPI) --Scientists have captured the radio signals produced by a black hole devouring a star -- a rarity. In 2014, astronomers observed a tidal disruption flare, a burst of electromagnetic energy produced when a star was ripped apart by a black hole.

Philippines issues panda bonds today
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-19
"Moreover, the country enjoys resilient external payments position, improving debt dynamics and stable banking system." The IRO said that the road show saw "overwhelming participation" especially by investors in Beijing. "The issuance will be ...

Male contraceptive pill a step closer, after clinical trial finds it safe to use
YAHOO! - 2018-03-19
A male contraceptive pill has moved one step closer after scientists revealed an experimental oral contraceptive was showing promise. In what has been described as a "major step forward", the taken once-a-day pill was successfully tested on 83 men for ...

SMC planning to further trim foreign obligations
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-19
The core income excludes the impact of forex translation and the one-time gain from the sale of its telecommunications business last year. SMC is embarking on a P700-billion capital expenditure program in the next five to seven years to further expand its ...

Megaworld set to turn over P30-B projects in Fort Bonifacio
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-19
These projects are primarily located in our three bustling townships where demand for residential projects continues to go up, primarily fueled by the migration of several corporate offices within the Fort district," Megaworld Senior Vice-President for ...

Pilipinas Shell profit soars 39% in 2017
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-19
A total of 66 retail stations were opened last year, bringing the total to 1,044 by yearend. On the other hand, non-fuels retail business rose by 15% as convenience retail recorded "high double-digit growth," the company said. Pilipinas Shell opened 37 ...

Araneta on track to complete P3-B Cubao office tower by October
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-19
ARANETA CENTER, Inc. (ACI) expects to complete by October its new P3-billion Cubao office tower, which it hopes will attract business process outsourcing (BPO) firms and offshore gaming companies. On Monday, the property company topped off Cyberpark 2 ...

World's smallest computer: IBM's fraud-fighter is so tiny it's almost invisible
ZDNet - 2018-03-19
Video: Blockchain blockbuster: IBM's payment system is a first IBM has unveiled a computer so small it can slip through a salt shaker and could help prevent the $600bn a year trade in counterfeit drugs, gadgets, and cash. The company announced the new ...

Is Davao growing faster than the city can handle?
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-19
The Davao region is actually turning in good production statistics for investors in the several years ... THE City Investment and Promotion Center said the city has now more than 40,000 new and renewed businesses, with a total aggregate capitalization ...

Risk Assessment/ Penetration tests/ Ethical hacking
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-19
Whether we like it or not, compliance and ethics management cannot be ignored when doing business locally and/or internationally. Successful compliance programs rest on a foundation of successful risk assessments. No amount of policy, procedure ...

Araneta group tops off 2nd office tower in Cyberpark
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-19
In Photo: Araneta Center Inc. (ACI) Senior Vice President (SVP) for Operations Antonio Mardo (from left), ACI SVP for Business Development John Castro, Megawide Construction Corp. Assistant Vice President Romeo Furigay and ACI Senior Management Consultant ...

Senate approves proposed law on national ID system
newsbytes.ph - 2018-03-19
Upon the consent of the registered person, specific to the purpose prior to the processing; 2. Upon risk of public health and safety when relevant information may be disclosed, provided the risk of significant harm to the public is established and the ...

Status quo on VAT zero-rating of sales to PEZA entities
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-19
Until a contrary regulation or circular is issued, taxpayers can follow the "status quo" advice and conduct their business as usual. Marc Edwin S. Baesa is a tax associate of the Tax Advisory and Compliance of P&A Grant Thornton. P&A Grant Thornton is ...

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