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Longer lunch could help weight loss -- study suggests
Inquirer Technology - 2018-02-13
There was also no data on how much participants ate, or whether they exercised or not. Commenting on the research, Simon Cork of Imperial College London said it "confirms what we already believe, that eating slowly is associated with less weight gain ...

What happens during a testicular ultrasound?
Medical News Today - 2018-02-13
A testicular ultrasound is a low-risk procedure that is used to diagnose a range of medical issues, such as testicular torsion, testicular cancer, and epididymitis. This article will look at the uses of testicular ultrasound, what to expect during the ...

ERC gets back to work; suspended commissioners return
Inquirer - 2018-02-13
The Energy Regulatory Commission intends to promulgate decisions on 61 cases or applications within 60 days with the return to office of four commissioners previously ordered suspended by the Office of the Ombudsman. ERC chair Agnes Devanadera said in a ...

84% of Pinoys believe they can succeed in both love life, career - SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-13
A nationwide Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that 84 percent of adult Filipinos believe they can succeed both in their career and love life while 66 percent said they have experienced it. On the other hand, 59 percent chose career, while 41 ...

China named 5 undersea features at PH Rise - expert
Global Nation - 2018-02-13
China has moved to name five undersea features within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippine Rise (Benham Rise), a maritime law expert has revealed. "The International ... University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and ...

Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report
Reuters - 2018-02-13
(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate ...

Ombudsman junks Trillanes' plunder case vs. Duterte - SolGen
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) -- The Ombudsman has junked the plunder case against President Rodrigo Duterte, the Solicitor General said Tuesday. In a press briefing, Solicitor General Jose Calida said Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Carandang sent ...

Jollibee boosts stake in Smashburger to 85%
Business World - 2018-02-13
"With this acquisition of more shares, JFC will have a more significant business in the United States. The US will increase its contribution to our worldwide system wide sales from 5% to 15%. We will be able to participate in the very large mainstream ...

Car sales slowed in January
Inquirer - 2018-02-13
Car and truck manufacturers reported a slower sales growth in January, showing signs that the now more expensive cars have dampened consumer demand. According to joint data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (Campi) and ...

OWWA: We're undermanned; only 400 officers for 10 million OFWs
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is undermanned, Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio said Tuesday. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source, Ignacio estimated that the lead agency for migrant ...

Class suspensions for Feb. 13 due to TS 'Basyang'
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) -- Local governments in Visayas and Mindanao suspended classes for Tuesday, Feb. 13, due to Tropical Storm "Basyang." Authorities advised residents in flood-prone and landslide-prone areas to evacuate early to ...

SC justices: Sereno's failure to submit SALN should have disqualified her application as CJ
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-13
Story updated to include statement of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's camp. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) -- Two Supreme Court justices said embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should not have been included in the list of ...

Philippines' Duterte tells soldiers to shoot female rebels' genitals
Upi.com - 2018-02-12
12 (UPI) --Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the country's ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.

Philippines' Duterte tells soldiers to shoot female rebels' genitals
Upi.com - 2018-02-12
12 (UPI) --Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the country's ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.

Hotel industry to add 3,400 rooms this year
Inquirer - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila will likely see a fresh supply of 3,400 hotel rooms this year, more than double the new accommodations that entered the hospitality space last year, as more developers complete their projects especially at the BGC central business district ...

Stock price index continues to decline
Inquirer - 2018-02-12
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Anchor Land brings warehouse to SME haven Divisoria
Inquirer - 2018-02-12
Property developer Anchor Land is building a new 29-story modern office-warehouse facility in Divisoria, Manila, as part of its efforts to grow recurring revenues and serve the needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The new warehouse facility, to be ...

House Deputy Speaker sacked over purchase of P98M underwater property
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-12
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the dismissal of House Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia from service over her questionable purchase of a P98.9-million Balili property when she was the governor of Cebu. The Ombudsman suspended the Cebu third ...

Italian cryptocurrency exchange gets hacked for $170 million in Nano
TechCrunch - 2018-02-12
The obscure Italian coin exchange BitGrail looks to be the latest cryptocurrency cautionary tale. On Friday, the site posted a notice to users informing them that hackers had made off with 17 million units of Nano (XRB), the coin formerly known as RaiBlocks.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy test: Sacrificing Teslas on the altar of progress and inspiration
ZDNet - 2018-02-12
My ZDNet Australia colleague, Chris Duckett, believes that last week's SpaceX Falcon Heavy test launch was "excessively cheesy and tactless." SpaceX plots 4,000 satellite constellation for home broadband SpaceX has revealed technical details of the ...

Cebu Pacific launches flights between Manila and Batanes in March
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-12
Acting on the results of an online crowdsourcing campaign that it conducted last year, Cebu Pacific on Monday announced that it would launch flights between Manila and Basco in Batanes on March 25 . "What makes this route more special is that netizens ...

JPMORGAN WARNS: There's a 'fairly high risk' bitcoin could get cut in half
Business Insider - 2018-02-12
Bitcoin is trading down more than 35% since the beginning of 2018. Technical analysts at JPMorgan see a "fairly high risk" of bitcoin dropping to $4,605 a coin. Bitcoin has had a rough start to 2018, but things may get even worse before they get better.

Amazon is cutting hundreds of corporate jobs, according to a new report
TechCrunch - 2018-02-12
In a rare move for the online retail giant, Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate workers in its Seattle headquarters and elsewhere, according to a Seattle Times report. The corporate cuts come after an eight-year hiring spree, taking the company from ...

Study: Driving is more risky on 4/20 pot holiday
Upi.com - 2018-02-12
MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- America's highways are decidedly less safe on April 20, a day when stoners publicly celebrate marijuana use. Why? Researchers report there's an uptick in fatal traffic crashes on that evening, which for decades has been a ...

Amazon Becomes PR Genius, for Good or Ill
Bloomberg - 2018-02-12
Not many companies are both loved and feared. Amazon has achieved this rare status, and part of the reason is the company's public relations savvy. Amazon has been well known for most of its 24-year history, but recently the company has reached a new ...

Energy drinks are still killing kids in America
Yahoo - 2018-02-12
In January, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver urged the British government to take a stand against energy-drink consumption among children, calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to ban them for kids under 16. "The problem is much bigger than [caffeine ...

Duterte to ICC: Drug war will last until the day I step down
Global Nation - 2018-02-12
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday told the International Criminal Court (ICC) that his war on drugs would continue until the last day of his term. Duterte made this remark days after the ICC announced that it will conduct a preliminary examination on ...

Gigi Hadid to Everyone Shaming Her Weight: 'I Will Not Further Explain the Way My Body Looks'
Yahoo - 2018-02-12
Gigi Hadid has, unfortunately, dealt with body-shamers for her entire career. Her clap-backs date back to as early as 2015, when she opened up on Instagram about not having the same body type as other models in fashion shows. "Yes, I have boobs, I have abs ...

Couple, son nabbed for selling illegal drugs in Sultan Kudarat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-12
ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- Police here arrested a family of three over possession and sale of illegal drugs in a raid on Monday. Arrested were Badrudin Sumensil, his wife Bebeng Guindal, and son Aljhon. All of them are residents of Purok Paghidaet in ...

UBS increases Asia bonus pool
Business World - 2018-02-12
The larger bonuses in Asia mark a reversal from the previous year, when the regional investment banking payout pool was cut by about 15%. The average total compensation for senior managing directors in Asia-Pacific, including bonuses, was about $1.3 ...

DOLE orders total ban on deployment of OFWs to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) - The government on Monday signed the administrative order to completely ban the deployment of all workers to Kuwait, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced Monday. "In pursuit of national interest, a ...

Solon wants probe into gov't agencies that overlooked slain OFW case
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) -- The House of Representatives should look into the government agencies that should have investigated the case of overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis, a congressman said Monday. ACTS OFW Party-list ...

Indonesia to present highest police award to PNP Chief Bato
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) -- The Indonesian National ... the Police Academy in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 14. In an official communiquè on January 29, INP Chief, Police General H. Muhammad Tito Karnavian, through Philippine ...

BI guarding airports, ports to enforce OFW deployment ban to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is keeping a close watch on the airports and seaports around the country, to enforce the total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. Immigration ...

Fighting for love: Soldiers engaged amid field ops
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) -- Courage is a given for soldiers thrust into the battlefield, but one trooper in Sultan Kudarat mustered a different kind of courage for a special reason -- that is, to propose to his girlfriend. While ...

2 justices: SC flouts charter by extending martial law due to NPA threat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-12
The Supreme Court flouted the 1987 Constitution when it allowed the government to cite the protracted communist insurgency as justification for a yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao, according to the two most senior justices on the tribunal.

$200 million worth of cryptocurrency goes missing from BitGrail exchange
Mashable - 2018-02-12
Another day, another high-profile cryptocurrency hack -- though in this case, the details are even murkier than usual. Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail announced last Thursday that it's missing 17 million Nano, a cryptocurrency worth $11.90 at ...

Google releases Cloud TPU beta, GPU support for Kubernetes
ZDNet - 2018-02-12
The Google Cloud TPU delivers up to 180 teraflops of computing power. Google Cloud announced Monday that Cloud TPUs are available in beta on Google Cloud Platform. Here's what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform ...

No change in PSE index; sectors undergo revamp
Business World - 2018-02-12
To be included in the index for services are MacroAsia Corp., PhilWeb Corp. and Waterfront Philippines, Inc. On the other hand, 2GO Group, Inc., Apollo Global Capital, Inc., Island Information and Technology, Inc., Premiere Horizon Alliance Corp ...

RFM income up 6% in 2017 on strong pasta, ice cream sales
Business World - 2018-02-12
RFM Corp. reported a 6% profit increase for 2017, boosted by the robust sales of its ice cream and pasta products. In a statement issued Monday, the listed food and beverage firm said net income increased to P1.064 billion last year, from the P1 billion it ...

Balutan: PCSO detractors not happy with STL expansion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-12
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office General Manager Alexander Balutan said he will not allow critics eyeing control of Small Town Lottery to destroy the agency. "Only our detractors who want to control STL for their own personal interest are not happy ...

After 70 years of universal health care, is the NHS at a crisis point?
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
This commitment by the UK government would provide an extra £2.4 billion a year to support services and train an additional 5,000 general practitioners and 5,000 other clinical support staff by 2020, as well as giving people access to a local GP from 8 a ...

SolGen to Senate: Stop probe on Duterte's wealth
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
He said the money is in Duterte's joint account with his daughter Sara, in the Julia Vargas branch of the Bank of the Philippine Islands. In a privilege speech in October 2017, Trillanes also detailed Duterte's alleged bank transactions from 2006 to 2015 ...

Duterte slams two U.S. solons' refusal to return Balangiga bells
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he would have let U.S. keep the historic Balangiga bells if only its soldiers had not killed thousands of Filipinos during the war. He was reacting to two U.S. lawmakers ...

PH scraps helicopter deal with Canada
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) -- The government terminated a helicopter deal with a Canadian company following a review by the Canadian government. The notice issued to the Canadian Commercial Corp. ended the contract for the supply and ...

Roque to resign if Senate bill on fake news becomes a law
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he will resign from his post and turn to the Supreme Court if the Senate bill penalizing government officials for spreading fake news will be passed. "I promise that ...

DTI: No favors for Hyundai
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) -- The Trade Department insists it has not given Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) any special consideration after it found the car maker has been violating terms of a tax incentive program since 2016.

'Basyang' stays strong, continues path toward northern Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 12) -- Tropical Storm Basyang is maintaining its strength as it makes its way to northern Mindanao. Storm signals continue to be raised over more provinces. Residents are advised to continue monitoring updates and ...

Study: Heart defects may raise risk for dementia
Upi.com - 2018-02-12
MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- If you were born with a heart defect, you might have to worry more about developing dementia as you age, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 10,600 people in Denmark born with a heart defect ...

LP disowns Agusan del Sur execs who jumped ship to PDP-Laban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-12
The once powerful Liberal Party (LP) on Sunday disowned officials of Agusan del Sur who took oaths as new members of the now ruling Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). "(They) are not Partido Liberal members," said the LP in a ...

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