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Japanese researchers, Angono Health Office ensure clean water in locale
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-01-21
Municipal Health Office Medical Technologist I Gilbert Merino, University of the Philippines Manila - Department of Clinical Epidemiology professor Dr. Noel Juban MD MSc, and the Water Quality Monitoring Team. The team used the E-coli simplified method in ...

Business opportunity
Philstar - 2018-01-21
HIDDEN AGENDA By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 21, 2018 - 12:00am An investment program being launched next year for Japanese investors via an initial coin offering (ICO) promises a windfall for the Philippines in terms of real ...

Perfect Storm
Inquirer - 2018-01-21
This lack of internal differentiation is a problem, of course, especially with workforces growing much larger and much more diverse," says Cauton, who has worked for companies such as IT consulting firm Iberpacific, Unioil and Chikka. He says he was led ...

Unique finds now in malls as MSMEs up the competition
Inquirer - 2018-01-21
Lopez said the CityMall Go Lokal initiative was realized when he mentioned to Edgar "Injap" Sia II, founder of Mang Inasal and chair of Double Dragon Properties, a property venture with Jollibee Foods Corp., that the store "will help MSMEs by ...

Mustafa Suleyman: The liberal activist who cofounded Google's £400 million artificial intelligence lab
Business Insider - 2018-01-21
Mustafa Suleyman is a 33-year-old entrepreneur and activist. He sold his artificial intelligence company DeepMind to Google for £400 million in 2014. Suleyman dropped out of university and worked as an activist before getting involved in artificial ...

More Filipino families moved out of poverty in 2017-SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-20
Around a third of Filipino families have moved out of poverty, about twice as many as those who have slid into poverty, according to the Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Results of the survey, conducted from Dec. 8 to 16 ...

Accidents waiting to happen?
Inquirer - 2018-01-20
Accidents are the sixth leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines, according to pediatrician and University of the Philippines ... the children usually sustain injuries while at home or in school, and because of traffic accidents ...

2017 was one of Earth's top 3 hottest years on record, which should come as no surprise
Mashable - 2018-01-20
It's unanimous: 2017 was one of Earth's warmest years on record, continuing an impressive and quickening trend seen since the dawn of the industrial revolution. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the UK Met Office ...

5 Things Apple Can Do To Fix The iPhone And Make It Great Again
Forbes - 2018-01-20
The iPhone X is undoubtedly a beautiful device with its bright thin bezel OLED display and a quasi magical facial recognition technology. Unfortunately, in replacing the physical home button (Touch ID) by Face ID, Apple also designed a user experience ...

Ex-NFL greats: No tackle football before kids turn 14
United Press International - 2018-01-20
SATURDAY, Jan. 20, 2018 -- A group of former National Football League greats -- including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins-- is urging parents not to let their children play tackle football until ...

2 seniors get life for drugs
Philstar - 2018-01-20
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- Two senior citizens were sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday for selling prohibited drugs in this city. Alexander Guanzon, 60, alias Nene, and Gilberto Aplasca, 62, alias Toto, were also ordered to pay a fine of P500,000 ...

Abu Sayyaf frees 2 Indonesians
Philstar - 2018-01-20
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Two Indonesian sailors kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in 2016 were released in Sulu on Friday. La Utu bin La Raali and La Hadi La Edi, captains of two Malaysian fishing vessels, were escorted by "unidentified emissaries ...

Ilocos workers to get wage hike
Philstar - 2018-01-20
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in the Ilocos region will get a salary increase. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board recently issued Wage Order 19 granting an increase of P30 in the daily wage of workers in large ...

Bike riders kill drug suspect
Philstar - 2018-01-20
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Another drug suspect was gunned down in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur on Friday. Mardison Fabro, 41, was standing along a street in Barangay Cabaroan when he was shot. Fabro suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was ...

Barangay execs tagged in killings
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A furniture shop worker and a village councilman were allegedly shot dead by their barangay captains in Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan on Friday. Garry Renon was driving his motorcycle when Nelson Peralta, chairman of Barangay Namalangan ...

Reward up for arrest of Ecija gov secretary's killers
Philstar - 2018-01-20
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines -- The reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers of the secretary of Nueva Ecija Gov. Czarina Umali has been raised to P1.2 million. The provincial government put up a reward of P1 million aside from ...

Ombudsman affirms raps vs Floirendo
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has afiirmed the filing of graft charges against Davao del Norte second district Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. for his business interests in a banana plantation doing business with the government. In an 12 ...

DOH urged to demand P3.5-B vaccine refund
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) should demand refund of the entire P3.5 billion that the government paid to Sanofi Pasteur for the purchase of the Dengvaxia vaccine, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday. Speaking ...

Farm sector grows 4% in 2017
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The agriculture industry bounced back in 2017, growing by 3.97 percent amid improvements in most sub-sectors. This was a turnaround from the 1.4 percent decline in 2016, based on the latest report of the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Rice tariff seen to mitigate TRAIN impact on inflation
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The passage of a bill which seeks to remove the quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice imports could lower inflation by one percentage point and offset the inflationary impact of the tax reform law, an official of the Bangko Sentral ...

Maynilad meter lab gets DTI stamp
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Integrated Meter Management laboratory of Maynilad Water Services Inc. recently obtained accreditation from the Department of Trade and Industry-Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB)--earning for Maynilad a PNS ISO/IEC ...

BIR releases 4 revenue regulations under TRAIN
Philstar - 2018-01-20
It also adjusts excise taxes of fuel, automobile, coal and sugar-sweetened beverages, and expands the tax base by removing value-added tax exemptions. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

Asian insurers, regulators tackle microinsurance in Manila meet this week
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Insurance regulators and industry players from the Philippines, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam are scheduled to meet this week to discuss how to expand financial inclusion in the region through ...

DOT eyes 4-fold growth in MICE revenues
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing to grow revenues of the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibition(MICE) industry by more than four-fold in 2030, with the launching of a roadmap. Earlier this week, the DOT launched ...

NGCP seeks to recover P327 M from Luzon end-users
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is seeking to recover over P327 million from electricity end-users in Luzon in over three years for the repair of transmission lines damaged by Typhoon Nina last year. In an ...

DOE institutionalizes energy resiliency policy
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has institutionalized the adoption of a policy on energy resiliency to secure energy-related facilities as the country continues to reel from a number of natural calamities year in and out. Cusi said ...

Food and beverage, retail more profitable than telco, property ventures, study shows
Philstar - 2018-01-20
The study cited that over a longer time horizon, telcos such as PLDT and Globe Telecom, as well as property companies like SM Prime and Ayala Land, are earning below the average rate of returns attained by top Philippine firms in other industries.

DSWD urged to strengthen capacity for anti-poverty programs
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is urging the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to upgrade its IT systems to improve the implementation of its pro-poor programs. In a statement, the state ...

Cebuana Lhuillier gives microinsurance cover to over 8 M Filipinos
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- More than eight million Filipinos are now covered by microinsurance through Cebuana Lhuillier, making up 30 percent out of the 26.6 million covered by some form of microinsurance product, according to data from the Insurance Commission.

Palay prices rise at start of 2018
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Farmgate prices of paddy rice started on a high note this year, posting a seven percent jump in the first week of the month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In its first update on palay, rice and corn prices this ...

Compliance guide to Data Privacy Act
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine companies have until March 8, 2018 to fully comply with the second and final phase of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Data Privacy Act or Republic Act 10173 or face sanctions and penalties which range from ...

Banks ease credit standards in Q4
Philstar - 2018-01-20
This was the 35th consecutive quarter since the second quarter of 2009 that majority of respondent banks reported broadly unchanged credit standards. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

Twitter Emailing Users Who Retweeted, Liked Or Followed Russian-Linked Accounts
International Business Times - 2018-01-20
On Friday night, Twitter began emailing U.S. users notifying them that they have followed, liked or retweeted tweets from Russian government-linked accounts. The email alert came as the company revealed more information about their internal investigation ...

Senate resumes hearing on Dengvaxia
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-20
Former President Benigno Aquino III attended the last hearing in December, where he said he was not advised against the procurement of the vaccines.

Drunk Tesla Driver Arrested For DUI Despite Self-Driving Car
International Business Times - 2018-01-20
A Bay Area man who took advantage of one of the marvels of modern technology was arrested on the afternoon of Jan. 13. The San Francisco branch of the California Highway Patrol tweeted out this image and accompanying caption Friday, showing an unidentified ...

$2-billion global bond sale a success -- DOF
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government successfully sold $2 billion worth of new 10-year global bonds amid strong investor confidence from the international capital market, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). In a statement, the DOF ...

IFC raises $2 B for investments in emerging markets
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The International Finance Corp. (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, has raised over $2 billion from the global bond market to support its investments in emerging and developing markets. In an announcement on its website ...

DTI pushes use of mobile apps for easier business registration
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the application of mobile technology in enabling businesses to transact anytime and anywhere. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the agency is collaborating with the Department ...

Best we can do is give it a chance
Philstar - 2018-01-20
BUSINESS & LEISURE By Ray Butch Gamboa (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 20, 2018 - 12:00am For the first payroll period of 2018, the employees at the office grinned with pleasure at their reduced or absence of personal income tax as Republic Act ...

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
Yahoo News - 2018-01-20
Watch NBC Nightly News on Yahoo View. NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest ...

Cabanatuan mayor acquitted of waste management raps
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has acquitted Cabanatuan City mayor Julius Cesar "Jay" Vergara of a criminal case over his supposed failure to stop the operation of an open dumpsite being utilized by the city since the 1960s.

PSE readies P3.16-B stock rights offering
Inquirer - 2018-01-20
PLDT Retirement, the Government Service Insurance System and Premier Capital Venture Corp. (chaired by San Miguel president Ramon Ang) each owns 9.09 percent while San Miguel Corp. Retirement Plan owns 10.29 percent. Among the new institutional investors ...

8990 rolls out new Cebu project
Inquirer - 2018-01-20
What made Urban Deca Homes Tisa 2 appealing to its target market, aside from the view and affordability, was its close proximity to the Tisa Public Market (700 meters), Tisa High School (777 meters), Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (1.63 kilometers), Chong Hua ...

ARMM gov't working to fill teaching vacancies
Philstar - 2018-01-20
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will fill out all vacant teaching positions in its five provinces this year in support of the literacy agenda of the southern peace process. Rasol Mitmug Jr., regional secretary of ...

Tuguegarao councilor appeals his suspension
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Tuguegaro City councilor Danilo Baccay has urged the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to reconsider its ruling ordering his 90-day preventive suspension for a criminal case in connection with his alleged failure to liquidate a cash ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2018-01-20
Carmela Gensoli as CIT chair, City Population Office OIC Ernie Asoy as co-chair, and population program worker Mary Ann Alisbo as head of secretariat ... the press release added.* The University of St. La Salle will rename its College of Business and ...

Bad weather halts Cebgo flights between Manila, Romblon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-20
Cebgo flights between Manila and Romblon were cancelled on Saturday, January 20, due to inclement weather, according to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). In an advisory, the MIAA said DG 6073 was scheduled to leave Ninoy Aquino ...

Groups protest 'attacks' on press freedom
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Around 300 people gathered in Quezon City Friday evening to protest what they say are government attacks on press freedom. Media practitioners, veteran journalists, members of the academe and labor groups held ...

Twitter says 50,000 Russia-linked accounts tweeted during 2016 US presidential election
ZDNet - 2018-01-19
Example of a tweet from an IRA-backed account. Twitter announced that more Russia-backed troll accounts were active during the 2016 US presidential election than previously thought. Special report: The future of Everything as a Service SaaS has set off a ...

Ayala splits energy business into two
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala Corp. has split its energy business into two wholly - owned subsidiaries, one for renewable energy and another for thermal energy, for greater flexibility in expanding its project portfolios. In a disclosure to the ...

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