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233 Million Reasons Bitcoin And A Few Other Digital Currencies Will Win Survival Of The Fittest
Forbes - 2018-03-05
There are over 1,500 digital currencies per coinmarketcap.com, with Bitcoin having the largest market cap at $200 billion. Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin have market caps starting at $85 billion and dropping to $12 billion. The next 20 have ...

2 men die in landslide in Anda town in Bohol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-05
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol -- Two persons were buried in a landslide on Monday afternoon as they were quarrying for limestone in Barangay Candabong, Anda town, authorities said. The Anda Municipal Police Station identified the fatalities as Valeriano Galeya ...

Wiggins, Team Sky crossed 'ethical line', says damning lawmakers' report
YAHOO! - 2018-03-05
London (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky crossed an "ethical line" by using drugs to enhance performance and not just to treat medical need, a damning report by lawmakers said on Monday. Russian computer hackers revealed in ...

January new-car sales climb 9% in key Southeast Asian markets
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-03-05
The results were compiled using data from industry groups and other sources in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Indonesia and Thailand recorded their highest January growth in five years. New-car sales in Indonesia ...

Dermira halts development of acne drug after it failed in clinical trials
Upi.com - 2018-03-05
March 5 (UPI) --Dermira on Monday announced it was halting development of an acne drug after poor results in two Phase 3 trials. The pharmaceutical company, based in Menlo Park, Calif., said in a news release a topical gel called DRM01, or olumacostat ...

Mysterious $15,000 'GrayKey' Promises To Unlock iPhone X For The Feds
Forbes - 2018-03-05
Just a week after Forbes reported on the claim of Israeli U.S. government manufacturer Cellebrite that it could unlock the latest Apple iPhone models, another service has emerged promising much the same. Except this time it comes from an unkown entity, an ...

Amazon considers launching branded checking accounts for unbanked
ZDNet - 2018-03-05
Amazon is reportedly in talks with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Capital One Financial Corp. to offer checking account services to younger customers and the unbanked. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is still in the very early stages of a potential ...

Afraid of Snakes? Wasps and Dogs Are Deadlier
The New York Times - 2018-03-05
Beware the snake, the spider and the scorpion. But know this: You are much more likely to be killed by a bee or a dog. Of the 1,610 people killed in encounters with animals between 2008 and 2015, 478 were killed by hornets, wasps and bees, and 272 by dogs ...

Watchdog ups M&A reporting trigger
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio M. Balisacan hopes to carry out the watchdog's mandate with minimal disruption to business growth. THE PHILIPPINE Competition Commission (PCC) has increased the threshold for merger and acquisition (M&A ...

Feb. Philippine factory growth slowest in SE Asia
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
THE PHILIPPINES contributed to an overall improvement of Southeast Asian factory business in February, though it bared the weakest performance among five economies in the region that registered growth, according to the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing ...

Microsoft: Windows Defender can now spot FinFisher government spyware
ZDNet - 2018-03-05
Microsoft says it has cracked open the notorious FinFisher government spyware to design new ways to detect it and protect Windows and Office users. FinFisher is sold to law-enforcement agencies around the world and its maker, European firm Gamma Group, has ...

Megaworld set to open P240-M school in Cebu
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
"We will also cater to the children of the expat community and residents of Lapu-Lapu City and nearby towns and cities as well as the children of those working in nearby businesses and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies," Megaworld Cebu ...

Torre Lorenzo mulls IPO between 2020 and 2023
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
Depends on a lot of factors. One is the market, (next is) if we have built a credible business story, a growth story, and our readiness," Mr. Rapadas told BusinessWorld in an interview last week. The company current has four residential condominium ...

Kuroda joins queue of central banks looking toward exit
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
As part of its program to pull the nation out of years of deflationary malaise, its holdings of Japanese government bonds are almost equal to the annual economic output of Japan, and it also buys exchange-traded funds, corporate bonds and other assets.

DFA aims online passport renewal by 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-05
Story updated to include statement Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 6) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the agency is preparing for an online passport renewal by 2019. (Translation ...

Ancient baby bird fossil offers insights into avian evolution
Upi.com - 2018-03-05
March 5 (UPI) --A newly discovered fossil has offered paleontologists new insights into the development of prehistoric birds. The fossil is one of the smallest avian fossils ever discovered, offering a snapshot of the bird's skeletal development.

Minimally invasive surgeries underused with Medicare patients, study says
Upi.com - 2018-03-05
March 5 (UPI) --Medicare patients underwent far fewer minimally invasive operations for common procedures compared with the general population, according to a study at Johns Hopkins University. The disparity, researchers say, could be affecting the quality ...

Mindanao mom-and-pop bakeries face stiffer competition from food brands
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
A total of 76 companies participated in the Bakery Fair, the first in Mindanao, including those in the general food service business. More than 4,000 visitors from around Mindanao attended, and while this is much less than the 25,000 visitors during the ...

CEZA fields logistics-hub bid for northern Luzon airport
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
Co., Ltd. CEZA said the proposal covers aviation services, a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility; an airline crew training center; and facilities for a general aviation or regional corporate jet charter service and an inter-island commuter airline ...

The Corporate Governance System for the GOCC sector compared with that for PHCs
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
The GOCC (government-owned and controlled corporation) Governance Act formally defines "Board of Directors/Trustees" as "the governing body that exercises the corporate powers of a GOCC." Meanwhile, the GOCC Code of Corporate Governance (CG ...

Peza: Next tax reform package may force investors to "pull out" from PH
Inquirer - 2018-03-05
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has warned that companies might eventually pull out of the country if the government puts a stop to its current tax incentives, noting that the move to cut on perks is sending "worries" to investors.

UP Cebu masscom graduate captured, tagged as red
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-05
BACOLOD CITY -- Charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives were filed against six alleged communist rebels who were captured in Mabinay town, Negros Oriental on Saturday. The six were brought to the Hall of Justice in the capital city of ...

Health savings outweigh costs of limiting global warming - study
Inquirer Technology - 2018-03-05
The estimated cost of measures to limit Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions can be more than offset by reductions in deaths and disease from air pollution, researchers said on Saturday. It would cost $22.1 trillion (17.9 trillion euros) to $41.6 ...

Senate adopts 7 treaties to boost PH maritime safety and security
Global Nation - 2018-03-05
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PACIFIC: The new CNNMoney newsletter about the center of change and innovation
CNN Money - 2018-03-05
In 1976, The New Yorker published a cover illustration by Saul Steinberg called "View of the World from 9th Avenue." The cover was meant to parody the self-obsession of Manhattanites. The island's west side occupies half of the illustration. In the ...

Bigger Philresca highlights growing restaurant, café and bar industry
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-05
players and professionals under one roof and provide the industry with a definitive business-to-business (B2B) sourcing platform from March 8 to 10 at Hall A of the World Trade Center. Philresca remains the only tradeshow in the Philippines that officially ...

Inside the war between Spotify and Apple
CNN Money - 2018-03-05
When Spotify launched in 2008, Ken Parks heard one question again and again from journalists and investors: Why wouldn't Apple just kill this thing while it's still in the cradle? Parks, the chief content officer at Spotify from its founding until 2015 ...

PSEi falls to 8,300 level
Inquirer - 2018-03-05
Metrobank, BDO, Meralco and Semirara all shed over 2 percent while SM Investments slipped by 1.86 percent. BPI, Ayala Corp. and Security Bank also declined. JG Summit was flat after it was officially announced that it would be removed from the FTSE index.

PSEi falls to 8,300 level
Inquirer - 2018-03-05
Metrobank, BDO, Meralco and Semirara all shed over 2 percent while SM Investments slipped by 1.86 percent. BPI, Ayala Corp. and Security Bank also declined. JG Summit was flat after it was officially announced that it would be removed from the FTSE index.

'No interest' in wearing coast guard uniform, says DILG official
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Martin Diño clarified Monday he had no bad intention in wearing the uniform of a high-ranking Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) official.

On the streets, a culinary revolution
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
The history of the food park began in the late 2000s. In 2007, Banchetto opened to cater to the growing number of workers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Ortigas central business district. Claiming to be the first "overnight ...

Inflation likely up 4.1% in February, says DOF
Inquirer - 2018-03-05
The higher excise tax rates slapped on "sin" products such as cigarettes at the start of the year pushed inflation faster in February to possibly hit a fresh over three-year high of 4.1 percent, the Department of Finance said Monday. "Food and non ...

New flavors and food trends for 2018
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
Adolf Aran, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Courage Asia, a management consulting firm focusing on food service; and Liza Hernandez-Morales, director for business development and public relations of the Center for Culinary Arts, Manila ...

Gluten-Free Diet Curbs Pain in Gluten Neuropathy
Medscape - 2018-03-05
A strict gluten-free diet is associated with a significant reduction in peripheral neuropathic pain in patients with neuropathy due to gluten sensitivity, new research suggests. "Gluten neuropathy is common and can be painful, but a gluten-free diet can ...

Recruiter: Gov't obliged to look after slain OFW after agency shutdown
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 2) -- The recruiter of slain household helper Joanna Demafelis said the government was obliged to keep tabs on the situation of Filipino workers abroad after its agency's license was revoked in 2014. The legal counsel ...

San Miguel rolls out P30B bond offer
Inquirer - 2018-03-05
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. rolled out on Monday a multi-tenor local retail bond offering worth as much as P30 billion, proceeds from which will be used to refinance debt and invest in various businesses. The bonds were priced to yield 6.25 percent per ...

RCBC doubles medium-term note program to $2 billion
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-05
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) doubled its medium-term note program to raise additional capital. In a disclosure to the local bourse on Monday, March 5, the Yuchengco-led RCBC said it has undertaken an update of its $2 billion medium-term program ...

Duterte to skip Asean-Australia meet - Roque
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-05
President Rodrigo Duterte will not attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Australia Special Summit in Sydney next week, the Palace spokesperson said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said recent developments and events require Mr ...

Megaworld sets up education venture
Inquirer - 2018-03-05
Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. is debuting into the education space with the opening this coming schoolyear of a new De La Salle Brothers-supervised primary school at its 30-hectare The Mactan Newtown township in Cebu. With the assistance of the De ...

Megaworld sets up education venture
Inquirer - 2018-03-05
Tycoon Andrew Tan-led property developer Megaworld Corp. is debuting into the education space through a partnership with De La Salle Brothers and is poised to open its first school at its 30-hectare The Mactan Newtown township in Cebu this coming schoolyear.

SolGen questions Sereno's qualifications as chief justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) filed a quo warranto petition on the qualifications of Maria Lourdes Sereno as the Supreme Court's Chief Justice on Monday. A quo warranto is a legal proceeding where an ...

Duterte to skip ASEAN-Australia Summit
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will not attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit next week, his spokesperson said on Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte considered the summit important, but had ...

3,000 distressed OFWs coming home from Kuwait -- Owwa
Global Nation - 2018-03-05
More than 1,000 distressed workers from Kuwait are expected to arrive in the country as the repatriation program of the government continues, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) said Monday. Owwa administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said thousands ...

SolGen: Chief Justice Sereno 'unlawfully holding position'
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- The government's top lawyer wants the Supreme Court to void the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Solicitor General Jose Calida said Sereno is not qualified to hold the position of Chief Justice ...

Business Process Management & Balanced Scorecard helps achieves business goals
Inquirer - 2018-03-05
Practicing BPM allows organizations to evaluate and control their processes to align with business goals. It involves standardizing processes, reducing errors, and mitigating risks. Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Model, on the other hand, is a strategic and ...

Philippine Food
SBS - 2018-03-05
Health experts are calling on supermarkets to take more responsibility ... Image: Pasalubongs Filipino Soul Food combo (SBS Filipino/... This week's Philippine Fiesta in Victoria was attended by a number of high-profile politicians, but it was opposition ...

Warm weather forecast all over on Monday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-05
The ridge of a high-pressure area will continue to prevail over Northern Luzon while the easterlies will affect the rest of the country, the state weather bureau said on Monday. In its 4 a.m. weather advisory, the the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical ...

CTA affirms P1.6-B tax refund for Lucio Co, family
Inquirer - 2018-03-04
The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has affirmed a division ruling ordering the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to refund a total of P1.647 billion to retail tycoon Lucio Co and his family for the erroneous payment of capital gains taxes in 2012. In an en banc ...

Arabic call center rising
Inquirer - 2018-03-04
This and other greetings in Arabic would soon be taught to some 1,200 women here in time for the projected operation later this year of a call center, envisioned to cater to Arab-speaking individuals. Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu and Land Bank of ...

SMC sess more projects with MWSS
Inquirer - 2018-03-04
Businessman Ramon S. Ang, San Miguel Corp. (SMC) president and chief operating officer, expressed optimism his company would work on more projects in partnership with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). A consortium led by San Miguel ...

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