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The Famous "F" Word: Ferrari 812 Superfast
philstar.com - 2018-04-19
Ferrari. It is no doubt one of the most famous, most prestigious and sought-after "F" words in history. On April 11, 2018, Ferrari highlighted another "F" word it is renowned for: Fast. To this day, Ferrari is the only manufacturer to have ...

Weak peso, inflation spike may prompt BSP rate hike
philstar.com - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The weak peso and higher inflation may prompt the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to finally raise interest rates next month. Philip Wee, foreign exchange strategist at DBS Bank Ltd., said the market is positioning for a possible ...

Sales of sugary drinks further weaken in February
philstar.com - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Sales of sugar-sweetened beverages in supermarkets and sari-sari or convenience stores further soured in February following the first wave of price hikes due to the implementation of higher excise taxes. In its latest report, global ...

Ex-Pasay barangay chief, 4 others nabbed for drugs
philstar.com - 2018-04-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A former barangay chairman in Pasay City allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade and contract killings was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Cavite last week. Maynard Alfaro was nabbed along with his ...

Government allots P6.1 B for emergency rice imports
philstar.com - 2018-04-18
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run National Food Authority (NFA) is allocating around P6.12 billion for the procurement of the 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice as part of the emergency importation via the government to government (G2G) scheme. NFA is set to ...

HHS secretary readmitted to hospital for further treatment of diverticulitis
The Washington Post - 2018-04-18
Health and Human Services Services Alex Azar was readmitted to an Indiana hospital Tuesday evening for further treatment and observation of a case of diverticulitis, according to department officials. The readmission came about 48 hours after Azar was ...

First-Ever Suicide Prevention Recommendations Released
Medscape - 2018-04-18
The first-ever recommendations to improve standard care for individuals at risk for suicide have been released by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. The feasible, practical, evidence-based recommendations include screening for patients at ...

Cisco folds Spark into Webex as Webex Teams
ZDNet - 2018-04-18
Cisco on Wednesday announced the convergence of its Cisco Spark and Webex platforms into a new ecosystem of services. The result is a new Webex meetings application and a Webex-enabled Spark application -- now called Webex Teams. Webex Teams takes all of ...

One of the banks behind Dropbox's IPO is already warning investors to be careful
Business Insider - 2018-04-18
Six out of Dropbox's seven underwriters think its stock is a good buy, according to separate reports published by analysts on Tuesday. Analysts set 12-month price targets for Dropbox ranging from $30 to $40. The stock is trading just a few cents shy of $30.

Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
Medical News Today - 2018-04-18
Spending long periods looking at computer, phone, or tablet screens can strain the eyes. Using the 20-20-20 rule can help to prevent this problem. The rule says that for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, a person should look at something 20 feet ...

Chasing A New Way To Prevent HIV: Passive Immunization
NPR - 2018-04-18
After decades of intense effort, an effective vaccine against HIV is not on the horizon -- and, some say, may never be possible. So some AIDS researchers are going passive. As in passive immunization. Active immunization is what an effective vaccine does.

PUP grads most preferred by employers
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-18
Technological Institute of the Philippines, University of San Carlos, University of Cebu and University of the East. Broken down into industries, those from the business process outsourcing preferred graduates from PUP, UP and UST while the information ...

Dirty Dozen: These are the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides
YAHOO! - 2018-04-18
Eating fruits and vegetables are key to healthy living -- but did you know that even after carefully washing and peeling your favourite healthy snacks, you may still be ingesting pesticides? Recent studies conducted by The United States Department of ...

Tourism resiliency bill up for House plenary approval
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
AS the government prepares for the implementation of the six-month closure of Boracay next week, the House Committee on Tourism has endorsed for plenary approval a measure creating the Tourism Resiliency Certification Program (TRCP). House Bill 6093 seeks ...

Lim assumes ACB post, vows push for biodiversity-friendly biz in Asean
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
"As the IUCN [International Convention for the Conservation of Nature ... She joined the DENR shortly after graduating with a degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 1988, and was assigned at the DENR ...

Get a Samsung Galaxy S9+, a VR headset, IconX earbuds, and a wireless charger all for $200 off
Mashable - 2018-04-18
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were released months ago -- and if you didn't get a chance to order one when the carriers were running mad deals, you've probably come down with a bad case of FOMO. Good news: You're cured. Because the best medicine for ...

Party-list anomaly must be excised
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-18
The provision on party-list representation was in the Cory Constitution because of the assumption that the parliamentary system of government installed by the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos would continue. The intention was good, no doubt. Unfortunately ...

Class of type 2 diabetes drugs doesn't cut death risk compared to placebo
Upi.com - 2018-04-18
April 18 (UPI) --In comparing three classes of medication for type 2 diabetes, researchers found one class, which includes the drugs Onglyza, Janumet and Januvia, did not reduce the risk of death. Scientists from Imperial College London found that ...

New AFP Chief talks peace, supports war on drugs
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- Newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Carlito Galvez Jr. pledged to keep the doors open for peace while expressing support for the President's war on drugs. "I take this ...

IT-BPM companies fuel Q1 office space demand
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-18
THE information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) sector continued to fuel demand for office spaces in the first quarter, amid the retention of tax perks for outsourcing companies. A first-quarter office market report by real estate ...

Tech Round-up: New releases from Dell, Nokia , Oppo, Fitbit
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-18
Powered by Fitbit OS 2.0, which will also be available to Fitbi Ionic, Versa is lighter and smaller than Ionic, and comes with a redesigned dashboard and improved health and fitness features. With the latest OS, Versa can also make quick replies for ...

Beauty queen wife of 'El Chapo' worries over his solitary confinement
Rappler - 2018-04-18
NEW YORK, USA - The young wife of accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday, April 17, spoke publicly for the first time since her husband was extradited to the United States last year, voicing concern for his health in solitary ...

Gloom descends on Boracay as closure date approaches
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
BORACAY Island, Malay, Aklan--A pall of gloom has descended on the island of Boracay, as residents, business owners, workers and vendors grimly count the days to the closure of their beloved home, many of them uncertain of their future. Manny Casidsid ...

Ride the Hype: New ride-hailing service to be available mid-May
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- New ride-hailing app Hype will be available to the public by the middle of May, said Chief Operating Officer Jen Silan. "It will be available probably middle of May, this will be available to the public, kasi we ...

Inclusive development a key issue at ADB meet
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said some 3,000 to 4,000 delegates are expected to take part in the 51st annual meeting scheduled from May 3 to 6 this year in Manila, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). ADB Secretary Woochong Um told the DOF ...

LGU leaders take DoH training for health governance
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-18
... and Governance Program conducted by DoH Calabarzon with Zuellig Family Foundation and University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences. "Once they understand and realize their significant role in the upliftment of health of their ...

Duterte admits he ordered probe on Australian nun's 'disorderly conduct'
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Wednesday he ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to probe Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox's "disorderly conduct," which led to her temporary detention. "I ordered her ...

Making the K-12 program work
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
As it is, unemployment remains highest among the youth who have finished high school up to college. Given this reality on the supply side, industry labor recruiters in various regions are likely to give preference to young workers who have at least some ...

Shippers laud new SBITC container terminals
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
SBITC is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc., the port company owned by billionaire Enrique K. Razon.

Independent assessment of PECO to be presented to Congress
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-18
PECO Corporate Communications Officer Mikel L. Afzelius, meanwhile, said they have followed all the initial recommendations eight years ago. -- Louine Hope U. Conserva

Four in 10 Americans live in areas with unhealthy air, report says
Upi.com - 2018-04-18
April 17 (UPI) --About 133.9 million people -- roughly one-fifth of the U.S. population -- live in counties with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution, though the rest of the country can breathe a little easier. The data, collected between 2014 ...

Intellectual property rights in East Asia
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-18
There are moves to abolish the trademark, corporate logos and branding of products deemed "unhealthy" in many countries. For instance, plain packaging of tobacco products has been legislated in Australia and France, and is currently considered to be ...

Your emotions are killing you
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
Even a brief Internet search will bring you to expert web sites carrying articles, such as "Can your emotions kill you?" followed by "Five emotions that could kill you". And if that is not enough there is "8 ways your emotions are killing you ...

PSEi halts losing streak on bargain hunting
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-18
"Technical indicators such as a Bullish Divergence with RSI (relative strength index) as well as optimism from US markets last night from strong first-quarter corporate earnings signaled the possible comeback of the index today. And true enough, the ...

Stocks snap three-day decline on Wall Street gains, bargain hunting
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-18
"Technical indicators such as a Bullish Divergence with RSI as well as optimism from US markets last night from strong first quarter corporate earnings signaled the possible comeback of the index today. And true enough, the index gained as much as 105 ...

Driven by Mobile Platforms, Philippines B2C e-Commerce Market registered over 23% growth in Q4 of 2017, reveals Frost and Sullivan
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-18
MANILA, Philippines, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The optimistic e-Commerce market--Business to Consumer (B2C)--in the Philippines registered remarkable incremental growth in the fourth quarter (ending Dec) of 2017. The online retail market of the ...

Robust Government spending seen in 2017
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-18
He added that maintenance spending also expanded to 10.8 percent or Php265.4 billion due to the implementation of the K to 12 program, scholarships of the Commission on Higher Education, purchase of medicines and vaccines by Department of Health ...

Poor villagers benefit from free dental, surgical services
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-18
BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 18 (PIA) -- Close to 100 indigent villagers here benefited from the free dental and circumcision services sponsored recently by the Alpha Phi Omega International ... now the Nueva Vizcaya State University, which serves as ...

Ideas are not enough to build a sustainable business
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-18
"Not enough to build a sustainable business and not ... incubation programs in the Philippines have their own ecosystem of startups. A lot of these startups have excellent ideas and products who are just waiting to scale up." Snipe also found support ...

P37 million in allegedly withheld SAF funds returned to PNP
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- A portion of the alleged missing funds for the Philippine National Police-Special Action Forces (PNP-SAF) has been returned, PNP Chief Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa said Wednesday. "Naibalik na yung around ?37 ...

Awards body sees growth of property sector in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
The efforts of ArthaLand, one of the leading green developers in the country, were recognized not only domestically, receiving the Special Recognition in Sustainable Design at the 2016 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards regional grand final in Singapore ...

PNP wants extension of deadline in submitting drug war records to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
This story was updated to include Dela Rosa's statement on being ready to face charges. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- The Philippine National Police needs more time to gather documents on the controversial war on drugs for submission to the ...

Over 100 anti-riot police ready to keep Boracay safe
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- Over 100 anti-riot police officers will maintain peace and order during Boracay's six-month closure. Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, Western Visayas regional director, on Tuesday said while the ...

DOLE executive resigns due to delay in ending labor contractualization
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) - The Labor Undersecretary for policy, employment and regional operations has submitted his resignation saying he was not doing well enough to resolve the country's contractualization dilemma. "As the dept. official in charge ...

Duterte trusts Putin to 'do the right thing' amid Syrian crisis
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is counting on Russia to take the right action amid the ongoing crisis in Syria, his spokesman said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed Duterte met with Russian ...

SC nullifies DOJ hold departure circular used by de Lima vs. Arroyos
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- The Supreme Court unanimously voted to nullify the Department of Justice's power to bar a person from travelling. The Supreme Court En Banc on Tuesday said DOJ's Department Circular No. 41 is unconstitutional ...

DOJ summons Rappler president, treasurer over tax evasion complaint
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Two dates were specified: April 24 and May 7. On March 8, BIR filed a tax evasion case against Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) before DOJ. RHC is the parent company of online news site Rappler Incorporated whose primary purpose is to buy and sell real ...

Robredo gets 'good' marks, Sereno dips to personal low in new SWS survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- A new survey from an independent pollster shows new satisfaction ratings for four of the country's top officials. Vice President Leni Robredo received "Good" marks from the the Social Weather Stations (SWS ...

Labor groups lose hope on 'endo' EO
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- For some labor groups, hope is lost for an Executive Order (EO) to stop all forms of contractualization or short-term, unprotected temporary work, commonly called Endo. With the postponement of the supposed ...

New DOJ secretary to Napoles: You cannot demand custody transfer
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) - After being granted provisional entry to the Witness Protection Program (WPP), should accused pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles push for the approval of her request to be transferred to the safehouse of the ...

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