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Chevron launches Techron diesel system cleaner
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-02-22
Diesel car, van and SUV owners can now clean and keep their diesel injectors working like brand new with the new Techron D Concentrate, ultra-high-performance diesel fuel system cleaner. Launched by Chevron Philippines Inc., marketer of Caltex brand of ...

Glossier Just Got $52 Million In Fresh Capital, Bringing Total Funding To $86 Million
Forbes - 2018-02-22
Millennial-favorite beauty brand Glossier is about to make a whole lot more "meaningful connections." The New York-based startup announced today that the direct-to-consumer beauty brand received $52 million in a Series C round. Founder and CEO Emily ...

Experts recommend more conservative care for SCAD heart attacks
Upi.com - 2018-02-22
Feb. 22 (UPI) --If a younger woman suffers a certain type of heart attack, the American Heart Association and Mayo Clinic are now recommending letting the body heal on its own. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, is a type of heart attack that ...

Watch: Imaging Scans Show What Baby Tasmanian Tigers Looked Like for the First Time
Yahoo - 2018-02-22
On September 7, 1936, the death of a zoo animal named Benjamin marked the last time the world would ever see a living Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine. With Benjamin, we lost untold knowledge about this tan, striped, dog-like marsupial and how it grew and lived.

Upgraded AirPods With Hands-Free Siri Coming Soon, Water-Resistant Model In 2019
International Business Times - 2018-02-22
Apple is already rumored to be working on upgraded version of AirPods this year and now a new report has more details on exactly what those upgrades are going to be. People familiar with the matter claim Apple is working on a new version of the AirPods ...

Gov't 'summons' U.S. Ambassador over intel report calling Duterte a threat to democracy
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) -- Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea "summoned" U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Thursday to discuss an intelligence report calling President Rodrigo Duterte a threat to democracy in Southeast ...

FluMist back on CDC's recommended list of flu vaccines
Upi.com - 2018-02-22
Feb. 22 (UPI) --FluMist Quadrivalent has returned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended list of flu vaccines, drugmaker AstraZeneca announced. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted Wednesday to recommend ...

Rising seas could swallow Pacific salt marshes, study suggests
Upi.com - 2018-02-22
Feb. 22 (UPI) --Species that rely on the Pacific wetlands for food and shelter could soon be out of luck. According to a new study, sea level rise could swallow up salt marshes along the U.S. Pacific coast by the end of the century. "The bottom line is ...

Apple working on AirPods update, claims report
ZDNet - 2018-02-22
Wearables is a rapidly growing market for Apple, and the company plans to take advantage of this by upgrading its $159 wireless AirPods headphones, claims a Bloomberg report. Must read: Apple products you shouldn't buy in 2018 During the company's ...

Perception of PHL corruption worsens
Business World - 2018-02-22
"In another major index of the WEF in 2010, corruption was the number one-concern of business; by 2017 it was the number-three concern after red tape and poor infrastructure," Mr. Forbes said, referring to the World Economic Forum. "Philippine ...

Approved foreign investment pledges lowest in more than a decade -- PSA
- 2018-02-22
By Jochebed B. Gonzales Senior Researcher APPROVED foreign investment commitments fell to their worst level in 12 years, according to data the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on Thursday. The PSA said approved foreign investment pledges for the entire 2017 totaled P105.6 billion, down by an annual 51.8%. This was the lowest amount since 2005’s …

Monetary Board member Araneta passes away
Business World - 2018-02-22
The late Monetary Board member Valentin A. Araneta was a veteran of the country's banking industry. MONETARY BOARD Member Valentin A. Araneta, a veteran of the banking industry, passed away on Feb. 21, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ...

PCC green-lights ALI-RALI deal
- 2018-02-22
THE COUNTRY’S anti-trust body has given the go-signal for two joint venture deals last week, one of which involves property giant Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI)’s partnership with Royal Asia Land, Inc. (RALI) to develop a mixed-use estate in Cavite. In a statement issued Thursday, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said the partnership between ALI and …

Fintech firm taps Atencio as chairman
Business World - 2018-02-22
FORMER 8990 Holdings, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Januario Jesus Gregorio B. Atencio III has been appointed to lead Acudeen Technologies, Inc., a financial technology firm that helps out micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs ...

Uber settles P41-M tax deficiency
Business World - 2018-02-22
Under Section 115 of the Tax Code, the BIR can suspend or close the business operations of a taxpayer for a period of not less than five days for failure to: (1) register; (2) issue VAT official receipts or sales invoices; (3) file correct VAT returns ...

Gov't studying proposal to declare state of calamity, shut down Boracay for 60 days
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Story updated to include revised headline. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 22) -- The government is studying proposals to declare a state of calamity in Boracay and shut the island down for as long as 60 days. Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky ...

Napoles asks Supreme Court to allow bail anew
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) -- Businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles is once again asking the Supreme Court to grant her bail in plunder cases she is facing over an alleged pork barrel scam. In a motion dated February 13, Napoles invoked the ...

Duterte to skip EDSA People Power anniversary rites again
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is again skipping the government-led commemoration of the historic People Power Revolution on Sunday. This was confirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a text message to ...

Task Force Bangon Marawi: ?51.64 billion needed for Marawi recovery and rehabilitation
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) -- Task Force Bangon Marawi pegs an amount of ?51.64 billion for the full rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City after concluding its post-conflict needs assessment. The assessment, which was done from August ...

SEC: Rappler ban is Malacanang's 'independent decision'
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has distanced itself from Malacañang's move to strip Rappler of its media accreditation, calling it an "independent decision." "Malacañang will have its own ...

Infrastructure investment in the Philippines set to drive growth
Business World - 2018-02-22
Diokno, the Budget secretary. Analysis by investment banking services firm First Metro Investment expects outlays to reach 6.1% of GDP this year. A major project to be launched this year as part of the Build, Build, Build program is the Metro Manila Subway ...

Dealing with difficult people
Business World - 2018-02-22
Opposition is cowed and unwilling to take on such a corporate force. Attitude issues are generally associated with Prima Donnas. Operatic appeal is given some leeway for obnoxious demands. Huge talent combined with box office appeal (or managing the rising ...

Uber settles P41.15M in unpaid VAT
Inquirer - 2018-02-22
Global peer-to-peer ridesharing and transportation network Uber Systems Inc. has settled P41.15 million in unpaid value-added taxes during the second half of 2016, preventing the closure of its Philippine operations, the Bureau of Internal Revenue said ...

Tribunal issues gag order on Marcos, Robredo in poll protest
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 22) -- The Presidential Electoral Tribunal ordered both Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos to stop discussing the poll protest in public. "(C)onsidering that the revision ...

Android P will stop apps from silently using your phone's camera and mic
ZDNet - 2018-02-22
Security is everyone's responsibility, not just those with the cash to upgrade. Read More The next version of Google's mobile operating system, Android P, looks set include new privacy protections that prevent apps from abusing a phone's camera and microphone.

DENR forms team to check on Panglao waste management
Business World - 2018-02-22
We [also] have to look into the land classification of these areas to make sure that public owned or forestlands are not occupied by illegal settlers or illegal structures built and operated by local or foreign business owners," he added. -- Anna ...

Net neutrality rules will officially end on April 23
CNN Money - 2018-02-22
The end of net neutrality is officially set to come this spring. The Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality is scheduled to take effect on April 23, according to a copy of the order was published with the Federal Register on Thursday.

Union Bank lists deposit notes on PDEx
Inquirer - 2018-02-22
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines debuted on the local fixed income platform Philippine Dealing Exchange Corp. (PDEx) yesterday, raising P3 billion from the issuance of high-yielding deposit notes. The long-term negotiable certificates of time ...

Subway expected to reduce economic cost of traffic -- JICA
Business World - 2018-02-22
Roque, Jr. said. "[The President] pledged his commitment to ensure that Japan projects will receive attention and will be free from bureaucratic delays whether the projects are government-to-government or business-to-business," Mr. Roque said in a ...

Another banner year for Mitsubishi
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-02-22
Meanwhile, the T&B segment also exhibited notable growth of 34.8% with 2,589 units sold which is attributable to more companies that are now investing on brand new trucks to cater to their business requirements. MMPC said it was optimistic and continued to ...

Apple Plans Upgrades to Popular AirPods Headphones
Bloomberg - 2018-02-22
Apple Inc., seeking to bolster its wearables business, is working on upgrades to its wireless AirPods headphones, according to people familiar with the matter. Like with its mobile devices -- the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch -- Apple intends to frequently ...

Phoenix upgrades fuels
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-02-22
Independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum has launched its upgraded fuels powered with Phoenix PULSE Technology. Available in all its fuel products, Phoenix PULSE Technology is an innovative formulation with advanced cleaning and protection properties for ...

Japan projects in PHL will be free from red tape -- Palace
Business World - 2018-02-22
Roque, Jr. said. "He [the President] pledged his commitment to ensure that Japan projects will receive attention and free from bureaucratic delays whether government-to-government or business-to-business," Mr. Roque said in a televised press briefing ...

BIR releases guidelines on new income tax rates
Inquirer - 2018-02-22
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has finally released the implementing rules and regulations to implement the new personal income tax rates under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), in line with its plan to come out with all of the ...

Crash landing: Angry Birds maker plummets 54% since IPO
CNN Money - 2018-02-22
Shares in the maker of Angry Birds have lost half their value since they listed on the stock market last October. The latest plunge came Thursday after the company -- Rovio -- warned its revenues are likely to take a hit this year. Its shares fell by 46% ...

Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials
Medical News Today - 2018-02-22
A new anti-stroke drug has now successfully passed preliminary clinical trials, leading its developers to enthuse over its potential as a more effective treatment, less likely to be accompanied by unwanted health events. Stroke, a cardiovascular event ...

Antitrust body eyes higher M&A threshold
Inquirer - 2018-02-22
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) wants to raise the notification threshold for mergers and acquisitions above the current P1-billion requirement, citing the current growth of the economy among other factors. Competition Chair Arsenio Balisacan ...

LPA coming but no tropical depression seen - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-22
A low pressure area was expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday afternoon, the state weather bureau said. The LPA was last spotted 1,540 kilometers east of Mindanao, weather forecaster Gener Quitlong of the Philippine Atmospheric ...

Gatchalian mulls review of labor pact with foreign countries to protect OFWs
Global Nation - 2018-02-22
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Thursday it is high time that the government should scrutinize the protection and labor laws in all countries where there are overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) following the brutal death of a Filipina worker in Kuwait.

BSP moves to neutralize cash from bank reserve cut
- 2018-02-22
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has raised the amount of cash it siphons off from the market weekly to its highest level since November 2017 in an effort to “sterilize” liquidity freed up by last week’s bank reserve requirement cut.

Foreign investment pledges down 51.8% to P105.6 billion in 2017
Inquirer - 2018-02-22
Investment pledges made by foreign firms slid 51.8 percent to P105.6 billion in 2017 after a steep 82.8-percent drop in fourth-quarter commitments, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Thursday. The latest PSA data showed that foreign ...

Enderun recognizes the next bright idea anew
Inquirer - 2018-02-22
Enderun has found a new champion of its annual The Next Bright Idea business pitch challenge. Held last February 10 at The Tent at Enderun, McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City, the finals event awarded EmpoweRice, the team from Xavier School Nuvali, the ...

Fit brothers share the health benefits of sardines
BusinessMirror. - 2018-02-22
FOOD is primarily fuel. We are able to function on account of what we put into our bodies. An integral part of meeting our respective fitness goals is making proper nutrition choices in support of what we hope to achieve. To build more muscle, for instance ...

POEA revokes licenses of 10 agencies for recruitment violations
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 21) -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has revoked the licenses of 10 recruitment agencies found guilty of recruitment violations. POEA announced this in a document Wednesday. The move comes ...

PSG has no right to threaten Rappler - Defense chief
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 21) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana slammed the threats made by the Presidential Security Group (PSG) Chief against a Rappler reporter. "That remark is uncalled for and really off the mark. Whatever the ...

Snapchat stock drops on news Kylie Jenner no longer uses the app
CNN Money - 2018-02-22
Kylie Jenner is not happy about Snapchat's new redesign. Snap (SNAP) stock fell more than 7% on Thursday afternoon after the reality TV star said she is no longer using the app. Jenner has been one of Snapchat's most influential users. "Sooo does anyone ...

Record high temperatures for February in New York
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-22
NEW YORK, United States -- New York residents on Wednesday enjoyed record heat for the month of February, with the thermometer reaching 24 degrees Celsius (76 Farenheit) in the early afternoon, the National Weather Service reported. The previous record ...

Pagasa: Cloudy skies in most parts of PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila and most parts of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies on Thursday, the state weather bureau said. The easterlies is the most dominant weather system at present affecting the eastern section of the country, according to the ...

Pagasa: Cloudy skies in most parts of PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-22
Metro Manila and most parts of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies on Thursday, the state weather bureau said. The easterlies is the most dominant weather system at present affecting the eastern section of the country, according to the ...

Former Google employee files lawsuit alleging the company fired him over pro-diversity posts
The Verge - 2018-02-21
A former Google engineer is suing the company for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, according to court documents filed today. Tim Chevalier, a software developer and former site-reliability engineer at Google, claims that ...

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