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6 Abu Sayyaf bandits slain in Basilan clash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-24
ZAMBOANGA CITY-Soldiers killed at least six suspected Abu Sayyaf members during a clash with the bandit group in Maluso, Basilan on Saturday. Senior Superintendent Nickson Muksan, Basilan police director, said soldiers from the 68th Infantry Battalion ...

Singapore bank lets Apple customers voice their transactions
ZDNet - 2018-02-24
OCBC Bank has turned on voice-based commands for iPhone users, allowing them to check their bank accounts or make e-payments via Apple's virtual assistant Siri. Cashless cannot be the face for Singapore smart nation success Increased emphasis on building a ...

People & Events
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-02-24
Aside from Lee, the two other inductees are Amina Evangelista Swanepoel, founding executive director of Roots of Health, and Bai Rohaniza Mateo Sumndad-Usman, founding president of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement. They are recognized for their work in ...

Civic groups, priests protest divorce bill, drug killings
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 24) -- Civic groups including Catholic priests staged a protest at the Quirino Grandstand Saturday to denounce drug war killings and the proposed divorce bill in the House of Representatives, among others.

At home with Wilcon
Inquirer - 2018-02-24
As the innovator in its industry, Wilcon Depot has enabled many homemakers and developers to create something beyond the ordinary. For decades now, Wilcon Depot has given many individuals and developers access to an extensive product selection of trusted ...

Duterte stays away from media on eve of People Power celebration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-24
DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte stayed away from reporters on Saturday, the eve of the anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolt. But Duterte, who came home from Manila on Friday, faced businessmen on Saturday in two separate events - both off ...

Protesters vs charter change gather at People Power Monument
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-24
At least 2,000 representatives of the Church and organizations of urban poor, workers, youth and human rights advocates gathered at the historic People Power Monument in Quezon City on Saturday to unite under a common banner: No to another dictator.

Human-rights victims set to hold Edsa protest actions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-24
Victims of human-rights violations under the leadership of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and President Rodrigo Duterte are set to join together and participate in a rally on Saturday afternoon to oppose Charter change and the alleged rise of tyranny ...

Cops nab 6 in anti-drug bust at Valenzuela motor repair shop
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-24
At least P75,000 worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) were seized from six men who were using a motorcycle repair shop as a drug den following a buy-bust operation in Valenzuela City on Friday. Senior Supt. Ronaldo Mendoza, Valenzuela police chief ...

Geisha games: Diplomats sample Japan's cuisine and arts
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-02-24
Thirty people, including 18 ambassadors from countries such as Denmark, Egypt and the Philippines, took part in the tour. Departing from the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, the diplomats visited Kaminarimon Gate and other tourist spots around ...

Duterte orders NBI to summon Joanna Demafelis' recruiters
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look for the recruiters of slain overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis. "PRRD asked NBI to summon them," Presidential ...

After deadly shooting, Florida governor calls for raising minimum age to buy firearms
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-24
Scott called for an anonymous K-12 "See Something, Say Something" hotline, website and mobile app, funding "to require access to dedicated mental health counselors to provide direct counseling services," the creation of "threat assessment" teams at each ...

Facebook post leads PH Embassy to distressed OFW in Kuwait
Global Nation - 2018-02-24
BAAO, Camarines Sur - A one-minute video, which became viral on Facebook, guided the Philippine Embassy to the location of a distressed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait. The video posted on January 18 by Facebook user Mariz Pontillas Sacueza ...

Cloudy skies and rain over Surigao del Sur, Caraga and Davao due to LPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-24
A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted in Surigao del Sur on Saturday and is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms over the Caraga and Davao regions, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine ...

Cloudy skies and rain over Surigao del Sur, Caraga and Davao due to LPA -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-24
A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted in Surigao del Sur on Saturday and is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms over the Caraga and Davao regions, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine ...

Cloudy skies and rain over Surigao del Sur, Caraga and Davao due to LPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-24
A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted in Surigao del Sur on Saturday and is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms over the Caraga and Davao regions, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine ...

China remains as Philippines' top trading partner in 2017
China.Org - 2018-02-24
This was brought about by imports growth averaging 20.7 percent from 2010 to 2017," Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia told a business forum. For 2017, he said Philippine exports to China grew 8.4 percent, with top exports mostly being ...

Airbnb adds fancier rental options and loyalty program
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-24
(CNN) -- Airbnb is adding more lodging types to its site, such as boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and high-end rentals. It's also making it easier for bigger groups to stay together for work trips, weddings, and family getaways. CEO Brian Chesky ...

Snapchat stock drops on news Kylie Jenner no longer uses the app
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-24
(CNN Money) -- Kylie Jenner is not happy about Snapchat's new redesign. Snap stock fell more than 7 percent 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.

Looking south
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-02-23
Looking south. Last year saw Filinvest City boost its position as a garden central business district (CBD) south of Metro Manila. Thanks to a masterplan by AECOM of Singapore, Filinvest City currently brings together a residential haven, a business central ...

PSEi slips below 8,500 on foreign selling
Inquirer - 2018-02-23
On the other hand, Metro Pacific gained 2.13 percent and SM Investments added 1.05 percent. Ayala Corp., GT Capital, ICTSI and BPI also slightly gained. Investors also accumulated stocks outside the PSEi. MRC Allied, for instance, surged by 48.72 percent ...

The will to inspire
Inquirer - 2018-02-23
Soon, that same story becomes the light, or the inspiration for many others who are still finding their way. This is why Suntrust Properties recently unveiled its latest campaign that seeks to drive all who are part of the company, from its ranking ...

Manafort's PDF conversion confusion becomes evidence in Mueller probe
Mashable - 2018-02-23
In the end, it's our own mistakes that bring us down. Former Trump advisers Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are learning that lesson first hand. Apparently, prosecutors have evidence of the pair's fraud thanks to a paper trail caused by Manafort's inability ...

Developer expands project folio
Inquirer - 2018-02-23
and Centro Escolar University. The owner-developer also hired two top structural engineers from the United States to analyze existing conditions and help ensure that the building can withstand strong earthquakes and typhoons. Comfort is also one of the ...

The Dropbox IPO is finally happening
ZDNet - 2018-02-23
It's official -- Dropbox has finally filed for an initial public offering (IPO) after years of rumors and speculation. Reports circulated last month that Dropbox had already filed confidentially, but the paperwork is in and it's shedding some light on the ...

Tesla will supply free charging stations to office parking lots
The Verge - 2018-02-23
Tesla is expanding its charging infrastructure into a new area: office parking lots. A new "workplace charging" program unveiled today offers businesses free Tesla wall connectors and will also cover installation, provided they meet certain ...

Tea, Honey And Lemon: Does This Classic Trifecta Actually Help A Sore Throat?
NPR - 2018-02-23
I think I'm coming down with something. Usually that means I prepare a mug of tea, add a spoonful of honey kept solely for such occasions, and add a dash of lemon juice. This elixir, I've been told, will soothe my sore throat and coax my raspy voice back ...

You can now buy and sell bitcoin and ethereum without paying any commission on Robinhood -- but you'll have to wait in a 1 million person line
Business Insider - 2018-02-23
Commission-free brokerage site Robinhood is offering users a chance to trade bitcoin and ethereum with zero transaction fees. The feature is only available in select states, and there are already more than 1 million people on the waitlist. The move to ...

San Francisco's homeless are getting six-figure jobs in a gritty neighborhood that's been overrun by tech companies
Business Insider - 2018-02-23
Nowhere in San Francisco is wealth disparity more prevalent than the Tenderloin. In one of the grittiest downtown neighborhoods, homeless people sleep outside the offices of Uber, Microsoft, Twitter, Square, and other high-powered tech companies.

More unregistered beauty products found in condo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-23
After interrogating a businesswoman arrested earlier this week, the Quezon City police found another stockpile of unregistered beauty products worth at least P37 million inside a condo unit on Thursday morning. Led by a team from the Food and Drug ...

QCPD still charging ambushed lawyer who killed gunman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-23
The police are preparing to file a charge of homicide against a lawyer and his companions who survived an ambush in Quezon City last week, wherein they were able to fight back and kill one of the gunmen while wounding another. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar ...

Sara to Bebot: How dare you?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-23
DAVAO CITY--Presidential daughter and Mayor Sara Duterte on Thursday blew her top over what she said were statements by Speaker Pantaleon "Bebot" Alvarez that she now belonged to the opposition after she put up a regional political party not allied ...

WATCH | Health experts say call to endorse vaping is "height of absurdity"
InterAksyon - 2018-02-23
That is a lie," Galvez Tan said. On Sunday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published the article "DOH urged: Endorse vaping". It cited Prof. John Newton, the director of Health Improvement of Public Health England, as saying vaping is "95 percent ...

SEC to grant exemptive relief to winning bidder for PDS
Business World - 2018-02-23
Ms. Herbosa said the competition between PSE and Landbank for PDSHC is more of a business issue at this point, given that it would depend on which party can bid higher. "Acquisition should be for reasons to benefit the investing public... If it comes to ...

Rappler may file new incorporation papers -- SEC
Business World - 2018-02-23
The government has revoked the operating licence of leading news website Rappler, the corporate regulator said Jan. 15 in a ruling. -- AFP ONLINE news site Rappler.com may reorganize and file new incorporation papers with the Securities and Exchange ...

2Go invests in Mober online delivery service
Business World - 2018-02-23
The company also provides home and store deliveries on the same day or in advance, and pet shuttles. Meanwhile, 2GO operates through three core business units: 2GO Freight for commercial and personal shipping needs, 2GO Travel for the integration of ...

PSE prices stock rights offer at a premium
Business World - 2018-02-23
Proceeds of the offer will be used to partially finance its acquisition of the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. Remaining funds will be used for general corporate purposes and for the introduction of new products until 2020. Due to unfavorable ...

Second suspect in Joanna Demafelis' murder now in Syrian custody
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 24) -- Both principal suspects in the murder of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis are now in custody of authorities in the Middle East. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday Mona ...

De Lima marks one year in prison
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) -- Vicente "Vicboy" de Lima has been seeking justice for over a year now. He's calling for justice for the former Justice Secretary, senator, prisoner, and his older sister, embattled Senator Leila de Lima.

Ambassador urges undocumented OFWs in Kuwait to avail of amnesty, return to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 24) -- The Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait is calling on undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in the Gulf state to avail of the offer to go back to the Philippines. [Translation: We have over 10,000 ...

FDA recalls company's dietary supplements that contain kratom
Upi.com - 2018-02-23
Feb. 23 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary destruction and recall of a company's dietary supplements that contain kratom, a potentially addictive opioid. Divinity Products Distribution of Grain Valley, Mo., has ...

Students hold mass walkout today
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-23
This story was updated to include a report from CNN Philippines Correspondent AC Nicholls. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 23) -- Students in Metro Manila and other parts of the country staged a walkout on Friday to protest a number of issues ...

Anti-drug operatives net P800k-worth of pot at Kalinga checkpoint
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-23
Government operatives have arrested four individuals, including a minor, who were found to be in possession of over P800,000 worth of marijuana at a checkpoint in Kalinga, Mountain Province, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) revealed on Friday.

MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-23
A portion of Edsa will be closed to motorists on Sunday for the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Friday. The celebration will be on February 25, Sunday ...

HPE's hybrid IT approach pays dividends in Q1: Will growth continue?
ZDNet - 2018-02-23
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's bet on hybrid IT and move away from commodity servers appears to be paying off, but there are a bit of unknowns about the revenue growth curves ahead. The company reported first quarter earnings of 89 cents a share on revenue ...

1 killed, 10 hurt in 6-vehicle crash in La Union
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-23
DAGUPAN CITY -- A truck driver was killed while 10 others were injured after six vehicles collided along the highway in Rosario town in La Union province early Friday, police said. Mark Anthony Locquiao, 25, died while being rushed to a hospital after ...

Snapchat stock loses $1.3 billion after Kylie Jenner tweet
CNN Money - 2018-02-23
Kylie Jenner's tweet about Snapchat's redesign sent the company's stock tumbling Thursday. The update has been under fire from users who dislike the new layout. 03:29 Former tech employees team up to tackle smartphone addiction

Metro traffic costs P3.5B daily - Jica
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-23
Tugade said the Department of Transportation was in talks with Metro Pacific Investments Corp., which had offered to take over the operations and rehabilitation of MRT 3. Susumu Ito, Jica Philippines chief representative, said the cost of congestion ...

Govt extends franchise of Now Telecom for 25 years
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-02-23
Now, which is owned by the family of Mel Velarde, is vying for the third major telecommunications player that will challenge duopoly of PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. Kristian Pura, head of business development of Now, said it was open to forming a ...

Herbosa says SEC will review PDS proposals
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-02-23
"The more there are entities interested in going into the business, the better for us and the investing public," she said. The SEC will assess which proposal will benefit the investing public, especially in terms of lower fees. Herbosa noted that 98 ...

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