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Cell phone radiation study finds more questions than answers
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-03
Some studies have failed to show a link between radio frequency from cell phones and certain health problems, such as increased risks of tumors, while others suggest the opposite. Now, two much-anticipated reports released Friday by the U.S. Department ...

US stocks swoon, sending Dow down more than 650 points
Inquirer - 2018-02-03
U.S. stocks slumped Friday, and the market suffered its worst week in two years, as fears of inflation and disappointing quarterly results from technology and energy giants spooked investors. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped by more than 650 points.

Uber, Lyft pledge to co-exist with public transit, but they're still a big traffic problem
Mashable - 2018-02-03
Let's call them transportation goals. With 15 transportation companies, including ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft, signing an ambitious list of "shared mobility principles" this week, these companies are promising to "prioritize people over vehicles.

Why Apple doesn't need to sell more iPhones anymore
Mashable - 2018-02-02
There's a common misunderstanding that if a company doesn't sell more of something, it means the product is a failure. But this narrative couldn't be further from the truth. Apple doesn't need to sell a higher number of iPhones at lower prices in order to ...

Apple launches iPhone 7 repair program for models showing 'no service'
ZDNet - 2018-02-02
Apple on Friday launched a repair program for iPhone 7 devices that show "no service" in the status bar, even if cellular coverage is available. iPhone 7: Why I'm finally going big with this year's model Despite a strong dislike of the overall size of the ...

Volatility is new norm as peso gyrates, says Bangko Sentral
Inquirer - 2018-02-02
Periodic bouts of volatility in the peso-dollar exchange rate--more than what financial markets have been accustomed to in recent years--is expected to be the new norm under the laissez faire regulatory framework of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ...

Perks of condo-living
Inquirer - 2018-02-02
Most of the condos being built in the metro are usually within business districts, near key establishments like universities, or in areas highly accessible via public transport. In fact, this is one of the main features that developers would often brandish ...

Townships of the future
Inquirer - 2018-02-02
Never has innovation played an even more strategic role to humanity than today. With technology disrupting practically every facet of day to day living, the need to innovate and come up with fresh ways to adapt to changing times has never become more ...

Sprint eyes mobile 5G network launch for first half of 2019
ZDNet - 2018-02-02
Sprint plans to launch its mobile 5G network in the first half of 2019, the carrier revealed Friday on its quarterly earnings conference call with investors. It could make the fourth largest carrier in the US the first to launch a nationwide mobile 5G network.

Earth Dog to usher harmony, success
Inquirer - 2018-02-02
The key word to remember for the incoming Year of the Earth Dog is "completion." It is a year for consolidating what has been started and focusing on building and improving. To harness the chi of the Year of the Double Earth, laying the groundwork for ...

Homes with a view
Inquirer - 2018-02-02
It offers accessibility to the Greater Manila area being 30 minutes away. The well-planned exclusive residential area by Sta. Lucia Land Inc. is a thing of beauty for nature lovers. Enjoy exclusive treats such as access to a community clubhouse ...

Achieving living architecture
Inquirer - 2018-02-02
Workshops and study tours follow at the Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines ... capturing the relationship between architecture and the natural, social, and cultural life. Curated by Architect Pieter van der Ree, this Netherlands-based exhibition ...

DID YOU KNOW: National Dental Health Week
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-02
The proclamation highlights the importance of raising dental health consciousness among the Filipinos. In 2004, it was expanded into a month-long celebration led by the Philippine Dental Association. --Marielle Medina

Dengue vaccine row wreaks havoc on Philippine war on disease
Yahoo News - 2018-02-02
Manila (AFP) - Widespread fears over a controversial dengue vaccine that some blame for child deaths are wreaking havoc on the Philippines' war on preventable diseases, with many parents refusing to get their children immunised, a senior health official ...

Philippines says anti-dengue vaccine may be connected to three deaths
Reuters - 2018-02-02
"Dengue fever is one of the most pressing public health issues facing the Philippines today. Sanofi Pasteur remains committed to working with the Philippines government and all organisations to address this urgent public health challenge." The ...

Age-based license laws best way to keep drivers with dementia off the road
United Press International - 2018-02-02
FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 -- Don't count on physicians to keep drivers with dementia off the roads, a new study cautions. In-person license renewal and driver vision testing laws are more effective than mandatory doctor reporting of patients with dementia ...

Amazon's stock jumps 6% after its 4th-quarter results beat the Street's expectations
Business Insider - 2018-02-02
Amazon's fourth-quarter results, which it announced Thursday, topped analyst expectations. The company's cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services, grew rapidly and again provided the bulk of Amazon's profits. Investors cheered the results, sending the ...

Dell explores IPO or potential merger with VMware
Reuters - 2018-02-02
(Reuters) - Computer maker Dell Technologies Inc said on Friday it is evaluating a potential public offering of its common stock or a combination with business software provider VMware Inc (VMW.N). Any potential deal could help the company keep up in a ...

Former F-35 pilot explains how the US Marine Corps' version makes China's 'carrier killer' missiles irrelevant
Business Insider - 2018-02-02
Recent developments in China's missile forces threaten to deny US aircraft carriers and the US Navy access to vital warfighting domains, but the Marine's F-35B concept was designed to shatter those missile forces from the inside out. The F-35B can land ...

2 illegal recruiters arrested in Bataan
Philstar - 2018-02-02
BALANGA, Bataan, Philippines -- Two persons who allegedly charged applicants P3,000 each for non-existent jobs at San Miguel Corp. were arrested in Barangay Townsite, Limay in this province on Thursday. Mark Montanez, 29, and Dominador Luzano, 56, both ...

2 Bulacan city councilors hurt in ambush
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MALOLOS, Philippines -- Two councilors of Meycauayan and their driver were wounded in an ambush yesterday. David Michael Ramirez and Tomas Rosales were in a Toyota Innova driven by Rico Arceo when a motorcycle rider sprayed their vehicle with bullets in ...

Government troopers survive Sayyaf ambushes
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Government troopers were ambushed in Basilan and Lanao del Sur on Thursday. Personnel of the Lantawan police in Basilan were returning to their station from a peacekeeping mission when they were waylaid in Barangay Bulan-Bulan.

Hungary firm to do feasibility study on Laguna Lake rehab
Philstar - 2018-02-02
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and Laguna Lake Development Authority general manager Joey Medina recently met with Hungarian Water Technology Corp. chief executive officer Adrian Kiss to discuss plans for Laguna Lake. File MANILA, Philippines -- A ...

Cut in reserve requirement in line with market reforms -- BSP
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The impending reduction in the level of deposits that banks are required to maintain with the central bank is part of the ongoing ambitious financial market reforms, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). BSP Governor ...

SL Agritech plans P5-B fund raising
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- SL Agritech Corp., the largest producer of hybrid rice and seeds in the country, plans to raise as much as P5 billion in the first semester to fund its continued expansion program. "We will be issuing another P2 billion short-term ...

It just does not fit
Philstar - 2018-02-02
BUSINESS MATTERS BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE By Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 3, 2018 - 12:00am Near the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, stands the majestic Firth of Forth Bridge. Completed in 1890, the Forth Railway Bridge has a center ...

Stocks regain footing, snap 3-day downturn
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The local stock market closed the week on a stronger note yesterday after pulling back from its recent highs for three sessions in a row. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 72.03 points or 0.82 percent to ...

UK investors more concerned on ease of doing business
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The proposed shift to a federal form of government as well as ongoing tax reforms are not considered a big deal among British companies looking at investment opportunities in the Philippines, saying they are more concerned about the ...

PEMC prepares WESM transition to new operator
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) has formalized the transition plan for the creation of an independent market operator (IMO) to take over the operations of the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) by the second ...

ASEAN manufacturing recovers in January, Vietnam dislodges Philippines on top
Philstar - 2018-02-02
The headline ASEAN Manufacturing PMI rose to 50.2 in January from 49.9 in December, indicating recovery as a reading of below 50 signals deteriorating business conditions. STAR/Edd Gumban MANILA, Philippines -- Manufacturing conditions in the ASEAN region ...

Philippines, India strengthen partnership in IT-BPM
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and India, two global leaders in information technology and business process management (IT-BPM), have agreed to further strengthen their ties in bringing the industry to new heights. The IT and Business Process ...

Tax relief encourages gold sales to BSP
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Local miners are once again selling their gold produce to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) following the reduction in the creditable withholding tax on gold sales implemented in November last year, the Department of Finance ...

DOT urges MSMEs to invest in tourism
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) aims to empower MSMEs by educating them on technological advances in the tourism industry, particularly the accommodations sector. Among the technological advances in hotel services and innovations ...

DOF open to VAT reduction
Philstar - 2018-02-02
Finance Undersecretary Antonette Tionko said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) still has P35 billion worth of tax refunds yet to be paid as of Dec. 31, 2017. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

Woman trader shot dead
Philstar - 2018-02-02
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Philippines -- A businesswoman was gunned down in Bangued, Abra on Thursday. Veronica Leones, 60, was fixing her personal belongings in her Toyota Innova (AEA-7232) parked near her store when motorcycle-riding men arrived and shot ...

Ex-TESDA exec, wife get 10 years for graft
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- A former official of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and his wife have been sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison for graft. Edwin Villanueva, former TESDA director in Aklan, was found guilty ...

PSEi rebounds after 3-day downturn
Inquirer - 2018-02-02
Jollibee and AGI both added over 2 percent while SM Prime, Ayala Land, Semirara, Mehaworld, Ayala Corp. and URC all rose by over 1 percent. SM Investments and BDO also firmed up slightly. As investors pocketed gains from large-cap stocks, some sought ...

Sprint and Charter's Divergent Stories Have Common Theme
Bloomberg - 2018-02-02
Shares of Sprint Corp. and Charter Communications Inc. have acted like bookends so far this year, with Sprint continuing its long slide and Charter pushing higher. So it's only appropriate that on Friday, when they released their latest results, Sprint ...

KABATAAN hits Duterte threat vs. student protesters, says more walk-outs to come
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) -- Youth groups are unfazed by President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to replace protesting students with "smart" Lumads from Mindanao. In a statement posted on Facebook on Friday, KABATAAN party-list Rep. Sarah ...

PNP: Bloodless first week for Oplan Tokhang
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) -- It was a bloodless first week for Oplan Tokhang since it relaunched Monday, the police said Friday. The Philippine National Police (PNP) reported zero casualties four days after it resumed its flagship anti ...

Distribution, movement of Centauri dwarf galaxies contradict standard model of cosmology
United Press International - 2018-02-02
Feb. 2 (UPI) --A new study of the dwarf galaxies surrounding the larger galaxy Centaurus A may force astronomers to rethink their understanding of cosmic dynamics and the influence of dark matter. The standard model of cosmology, which assumes the presence ...

VLL noteholders ok change in covenant
Inquirer - 2018-02-02
Starmalls and Vista Residences. The seven-year notes - issued by VLL International in 2015 and reopened to the market in early 2016 - carry an annual interest rate of 7.375 percent. Consent solicitation, a common practice in the bond market ...

Cisco 'waited 80 days' before revealing it had been patching its critical VPN flaw
ZDNet - 2018-02-02
The CNET VPN Directory lists many of the most popular VPN Services available. Read More A sysadmin has criticized Cisco for releasing software that fixed a high-severity bug 80 days before telling customers just how dangerous it was. As ZDNet reported this ...

Thin trades extend market losses
Philstar - 2018-02-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market continued to correct yesterday even as it tried to rake in some gains in early trade, analysts said. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) retreated by another 25.29 points, or 0.28 percent, to finish ...

SEC Commissioner Viterbo resigns
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) -- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Blas James Viterbo has resigned from his post due to health reasons. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and SEC Spokesperson Armando Pan confirmed Viterbo ...

Will Bitcoin Crash Continue? 2018 Q1 Price Predictions From Experts - 2018-02-02
2017 was the best year on record for Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency climbed from being valued at under $1,000 at the start of the year to nearly $20,000 at its peak by December. Since the new year, times have been tougher for the popular cryptocurrency.

CHED Executive Director resigns
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) -- Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Executive Director Karol Mark Yee has resigned, Palace confirmed on Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte will decide if he will ...

WATCH | DOH says anti-dengue vaccine may be connected to three deaths - 2018-02-02
MANILA - The Department of Health on Friday said the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths, in the wake of a government-ordered inquiry, and that the drug is not ready for mass immunization. Three cases of recent dengue deaths ...

Authorities arrest importer tagged in P6.4-B shabu smuggling
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 2) -- The owner of an import company allegedly behind the multibillion-peso shabu smuggling was arrested Friday morning. Eirene Mae Tatad of EMT Trading was nabbed in Iloilo early Friday, the National Bureau of ...

How 5G will impact the future of farming and John Deere's digital transformation
ZDNet - 2018-02-02
At 180 years old, John Deere has become a household name that conjures images of farmland, tractors and rural America. But what's less known about the iconic company is that it's become a leading tech innovator in the precision agriculture space, and in ...

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