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KFC is running out of chicken across the UK
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-19
(CNN Money) -- KFC is running out of ... chicken? The fast food chain has been forced to temporarily close hundreds of restaurants in the United Kingdom (UK) after a logistics snafu stopped chicken deliveries. About 800 of the company's roughly 900 ...

Davao City health office renews call for measles vaccination
Business World - 2018-02-19
THE DAVAO City Health Office (CHO) has renewed its appeal to parents to have their children vaccinated against measles as continued local migration has increased the risk for disease outbreaks. "The measles vaccine is 99% safe so we are urging mothers to ...

Want to work for Google? CEO touts 'jobs for thousands' in $2.5bn US expansion plan
ZDNet - 2018-02-19
Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More Amazon and Apple aren't the only tech giants drumming up news about creating jobs in the US. Google CEO Sundar Pichai says his company's $2.5bn datacenter expansion across the US ...

Communist insurgency: An anathema to a stable business environment
Business World - 2018-02-19
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has categorically stated that this must stop. Top corporate leaders must manifest a firm resolve to sever this relationship. According to Mao Tse-Tung, communists exist because of popular support from common folks in communities.

Senate hearing on PCSO: bizarre and intriguing
Business World - 2018-02-19
The day after, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque revealed that the infighting among Social Security System officials prompted ... a cause-oriented group of businessmen, professionals, and academics.

The swimsuit competition
Business World - 2018-02-19
The panic scenario is invoked -- your corporate life is ticking away. But can the diagnosis turn off the patient? There is a possibility of that. Clue: The panel is already jotting down negative scores after such a situation analysis. (Who let these ...

Woman runs after snatcher -- then takes him out for coffee
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-19
When a woman in Edmonton, Alberta heard another woman in an alley yell that her wallet had been taken, she chased after the snatcher without a second thought. It was just after lunch when Tess Aboughoushe hunted down the man for two blocks and found him ...

New blood, urine tests can determine autism in children
Upi.com - 2018-02-19
Feb. 19 (UPI) --British researchers believe they have developed the first blood and urine tests that can confirm autism spectrum disorders in children. One in in 68 children have been identified with some form of ASD, according to the Centers for Disease ...

Meltdown-Spectre: Now the class action suits against Intel are starting to mount up
ZDNet - 2018-02-19
Video: Fake Meltdown-Spectre patch emails hiding Smoke Loader malware Intel says it faces 32 class action lawsuits over its handling of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities. "As of February 15, 2018, 30 customer class action lawsuits and two ...

BPO property demand in Philippines seen to rebound, then stay flat
Rappler - 2018-02-19
MANILA, Philippines - After it took a beating last year, property demand from business process outsourcing (BPO) firms in the country is expected to rebound this year and then stay flat in the next two years, said a consulting firm. The flattish growth ...

5G is helping make Pyeongchang the most high-tech Olympics ever
CNN Money - 2018-02-19
Spectators at the Pyeongchang Olympics aren't just getting to watch the ultimate showdown in winter sports. They're also witnessing the most high-tech Olympic Games in history. Major companies like Samsung and Intel are showing off their technology ...

Palace praises UST for expelling law students in Atio Morales fatal hazing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-19
The University of Santo Tomas (UST) made the "right step forward" when it expelled eight law students implicated in the fatal hazing of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the ...

Economy on verge of rapid expansion — DoF’s Dominguez
- 2018-02-19
By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE ECONOMY is poised to sustain its momentum this year with tax reform and steady dollar inflows providing broad-based and resilient drivers of growth, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said. He also invited American businesses to keep investing in the Philippines, with the promise of robust domestic …

Philippines' Ayala finds toehold in Thailand with water deal
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-02-19
In January, Ayala Land acquired a majority stake in Malaysian developer MCT. Earlier this month, power unit AC Energy announced plans to pour $300 million into a solar venture with Bim Group in Vietnam, according to local media reports.

Contraception for Teenagers
The New York Times - 2018-02-19
Although teenage pregnancies and birthrates in the United States have been declining steadily since 1990, the nation still leads the developed world in these challenging statistics. I say challenging because 82 percent of teen pregnancies and births are ...

Former SolGen: Naming Benham Rise features 'preparatory' to China claim
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- China's move to name features in Benham Rise is preparatory to laying claim of the territory, former Solicitor-General Florin Hilbay warned on Monday. "We should look at it as part of the larger attempt of ...

De Lima's lawyer asks SC to review charges vs. Senator
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- Members of the Supreme Court who voted to uphold Senator Leila De Lima's arrest had conflicting views on the nature of charges against her, De Lima's legal counsel said on Monday. "When we looked at majority ...

PNP, AFP arrest suspected foreign terrorist in Manila
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- Authorities on Monday presented suspected foreign terrorist and his Filipina companion, who were arrested in Ermita, Manila over the weekend. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa ...

PSEi returns to 8,700 level as rate hike fears ease
Business World - 2018-02-19
SHARES jumped on Monday as positive corporate earnings alongside dwindling fears for a faster rate hike by the US Federal Reserve fuelled optimism. The 30-member Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) index went up 1.13% or 97.78 points to 8,710.22, while the ...

Peso plunges to worst finish in nearly 12 years
Business World - 2018-02-19
"In terms of the Asia FX (foreign exchange) movements, the most of what we are seeing is the reflection of what happened on the US close on Friday," said Khoon Goh, head of Asia research at ANZ Banking Group (Singapore). "However with most markets ...

Unified PSE trading floor debuts in BGC
Inquirer - 2018-02-19
For the first time since the unification of two legacy stock exchanges 25 years ago, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) opened a unified trading ... commitment after much haggling. Ayala Land Inc., which took over the Fort Bonifacio project from the ...

Unified PSE trading floor debuts in BGC
Inquirer - 2018-02-19
For the first time since the unification of two legacy stock exchanges 25 years ago, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) opened a unified trading floor in its new headquarters in Bonifacio Global City on Monday, auspiciously timed on the first trading day ...

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display
Inquirer Technology - 2018-02-19
The band-aid-like device is just one millimeter thick and can monitor important health data as well as send and receive messages, including emojis. Takao Someya, the University of Tokyo professor who developed the device, envisions it as a boon for medical ...

DICT issues draft terms for picking 3rd telco player in PH
Inquirer - 2018-02-19
Private groups like Now Corp., Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Converge ICT Solutions Inc. and G.Telecoms were said to be among those keen on becoming the third telco player. Rio earlier said that telco firms from China, Japan, Taiwan, and South ...

Suspected ISIS leader arrested in Manila
Global Nation - 2018-02-19
Authorities arrested over the weekend a Tunisian and a Filipina allegedly linked to the Islamic State (ISIS). Fehmi Lassqued was arrested in Malate, Manila, with his companion Anabel Moncera Salipada of Upi, Maguindanao, Philippine National Police ...

Office market supply seen to grow by 40% in next five years
Business World - 2018-02-19
The Philippine office market is seen to grow by 40% in the next five years, pushed up by the need of information technology- business process management (IT-BPM) to expand in the country. Data released by real estate services firm Leechiu Property ...

SM Prime nets P27.6B
Inquirer - 2018-02-19
Property giant SM Prime Holdings grew its recurring net profit last year by 16 percent to P27.6 billion on higher rental revenue from shopping malls and residential development. Consolidated revenues grew by 14 percent to P90.9 billion last year.

Philippines' Duterte under fire for condom remarks, frigate deal
Upi.com - 2018-02-19
Carlos Conde, said the Philippines has the "fastest growing epidemic" of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. "Instead of criticizing condoms as a pleasure inhibitor, Duterte should take meaningful action to protect the health of Filipinos by backing ...

Philippines' Duterte under fire for condom remarks, frigate deal
Upi.com - 2018-02-19
Carlos Conde, said the Philippines has the "fastest growing epidemic" of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. "Instead of criticizing condoms as a pleasure inhibitor, Duterte should take meaningful action to protect the health of Filipinos by backing ...

ISIS suspect, companion face bomb, gun raps
Global Nation - 2018-02-19
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a complaint for illegal possession of explosives against a suspected ISIS recruiter and his Filipina companion. Facing a complaint for violation of Republic Act ...

BRIEF-Philippine Business Bank Inc A Savings Bank Responds To Media Article On A Partnership
Reuters - 2018-02-19
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Philippine Business Bank Inc A Savings Bank: * RESPONDS TO ARTICLE; SAYS NOT AWARE OF ANY ON-GOING DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN CO AND TAIWAN COOPERATIVE BANK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters ...

Samsung hunting for OLED panel buyers as Apple slashes iPhone X production
Rappler - 2018-02-19
MANILA, Philippines - A report from the Nikkei Asian Review over the weekend said Samsung was left with excess production capacity for its OLED panels, after Apple slashed its production of the iPhone X. The report, released February 16, said ...

UST expels eight students involved in Atio Castillo hazing death
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 18) -- The University of Santo Tomas (UST) has expelled eight students involved in the hazing death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III. News of the expulsions was first reported on Sunday by The Varsitarian, UST's ...

Twitter trolls are using the latest iOS bug to crash iPhones
Mashable - 2018-02-19
It looks like trolls are exploiting the latest iPhone bug to make life very difficult for Twitter users. Earlier in the week, yet another iPhone-crashing iOS bug surfaced. For some reason, a single character from the Indian Telugu language will cause ...

Artists find strength in numbers to solve health woes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-18
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- In December 2011, musician Lirio Salvador was crossing the street to get to an arts venue in Cavite province when a speeding motorcycle hit him. He is still undergoing brain therapy seven years after the accident. "There were no ...

Over-optimism among Filipino serial entrepreneurs
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-02-18
Serials entrepreneurs are those who start multiple successive businesses. They move on to another business as soon as the profitably of a venture is over or when they set up another business for just to experience the thrill of starting all over again.

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour -- and it's already being prototyped
Business Insider - 2018-02-18
Lilium is developing a five-seat electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically. The company envisions using the aircraft like an Uber, hailing it from your phone to take you around the city, avoiding traffic. Lilium says it will start rolling out ...

South Korea aims for startup gold
TechCrunch - 2018-02-18
Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase. More posts by this contributor: Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items The state of the unicorn Back in 2011, when South Korea won its longshot bid to host the 2018 Winter ...

UST expels 8 law students implicated in Atio Castillo fatal hazing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-18
The University of Santo Tomas has ordered the expulsion of eight law students implicated in the fatal hazing of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, according to a statement posted Sunday on the website of the The Varsitarian, the official student publication ...

Here's how your favorite websites and programs look on Samsung's new super-ultrawide monitor
Business Insider - 2018-02-18
And for many of your everyday computing activities, it's not exactly ideal. Standard monitors these days typically have a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the relative proportion of their width to their height. Ultrawide monitors have a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Athletes who got food poisoning in Davao 'ate leftovers'
Rappler - 2018-02-18
These were the initial findings of the Davao City Health Office (CHO) on Sunday, February 18. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who cited the findings, said "the people in charge of the contingent served the leftover food from the previous night for ...

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-18
TEHRAN, Iran (Updated) -- An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance ...

MMDA mulls letting enforcers arrest traffic violators who attack them
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-18
Traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority may soon arrest traffic violators who will dare to attack its personnel, an official said on Sunday. In a radio interview, MMDA operations supervisor Bong Nebrija said the legal affairs ...

Employment after 60
BusinessMirror. - 2018-02-18
It is the policy of the state to take care of the interest and welfare of senior citizens, to the extent of providing them adequate health care and employment opportunities so that they will maintain positive attitude toward their remaining years and ...

A daughter's promise: The house that Joanna built
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-18
Sara, Iloilo (CNN Philippines, February 18) -- Joanna Demafelis had one dream - to give her family the life they deserved. When super typhoon Yolanda hit the country in 2013, the Demafelis' home was hit, and it was from the ruins of that house that ...

Defense Dep't to pursue warship deal despite controversy
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- The Department of National Defense is bent on pursuing the frigate deal despite alleged anomalies in the Navy's procurement of billions-worth of new warships. The Frigate Acquisition Program is the biggest ...

2 Muntinlupa judges deny receiving call from Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- Two Muntinlupa judges denied receiving a call from Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, allegedly asking them not to issue a warrant of arrest against Senator Leila de Lima in 2017. Muntinlupa Regional Trial ...

Senate panel subpoenas PAO Chief Acosta, forensic director to Dengvaxia probe
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 6) -- The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Monday issued subpoenas to Public Attorney's Office (PAO) officials to attend the next hearing on the Dengvaxia controversy on February 21. Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman ...

Growth push driving trade gap -- BSP
Business World - 2018-02-18
Its impact has been "tempered" by cash remittances of overseas Filipino workers and sales of the business process outsourcing and tourism, Mr. Dakila said. Hence, the Philippines has more than enough buffers to external financial shocks, with $81.206 ...

Jupiter's Great Red Spot may have only 10 to 20 years left before it dies
Business Insider - 2018-02-18
NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft flew over the Great Red Spot in July 2017. The probe provided the closest-ever photographs of the gigantic storm. However, planetary scientists think the Great Red Spot could soon weaken and fade into a "Great Red Memory ...

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