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GenSan eyes processing facilities for medical wastes and plastics
Mindanews - 2018-01-16
Bagonoc said the law requires hospitals and medical facilities to adopt and implement their own solid waste management programs under the supervision of the Department of Health. She said hospitals in the city are currently facing difficulty in disposing ...

Hunt for more compelling evidence on harmful WiFi effects on humans continues
TechnoChops - 2018-01-16
The 9th graders, thinking that sleeping with their mobile phones next to their heads may account for their difficulty concentrating ... at the Department of Neuroscience of Karolinska Institute (a medical university within the Stockholm urban area, Sweden ...

A380 superjumbo orders dry up; program at risk -- Airbus
Inquirer - 2018-01-16
PARIS, France -- Airbus said Monday that it might have to end production of the double-decker A380 superjumbo jet, having booked no new orders for the plane in two years. The European aerospace group had been banking on another big order from main client ...

SWS: 10 million Filipino families rate themselves poor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-16
According to data released on Tuesday evening, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said 44 percent of Filipino families rated themselves as "mahirap" or "poor." SWS data showed the number of Filipino families who considered themselves as poor was ...

16 people dead, 8,000 displaced due to rains from cold front
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-16
The weather system also prompted class suspensions in parts of Northern Samar, Tacloban City, Leyte, Biliran, Eastern Samar and Compostela Valley. /je Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather - MIAA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-16
Two domestic flights were cancelled on Tuesday due to inclement weather, airport authorities said. The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said that as of 9:00 a.m., the following flights have been cancelled: In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the ...

BlackBerry launches cybersecurity software for self-driving cars
Reuters - 2018-01-16
(Reuters) - Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd on Monday launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars. The product, called Blackberry Jarvis, is being marketed first to automakers - a ...

2,000 flee as Mayon spews ash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-15
On Sunday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs ... The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a notice to airmen directing pilots and flight operators to avoid the vicinity of Mayon.

BPO group cites confusion over tax perk in TRAIN
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
A subsector of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has asked the government to keep a special tax rate for its employees, as it sought to clarify confusing provisions related to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

California's pain could be Colorado's gain as VCs shift investments outside Silicon Valley
Business Insider - 2018-01-15
It's become ever more expensive for venture capitalists to invest in California-based startups. So VC are increasingly investing in startups based in states other than California. Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Florida all have emerging startup scenes and ...

Telegram is looking to raise more than $1.2 billion in a blockbuster ICO
Business Insider - 2018-01-15
Telegram, the messaging app, is developing a blockchain platform to rival bitcoin and ethereum. It is looking to raise at least $1.2 billion to develop its so-called TON platform and cryptocurrency called Grams. It would be the largest token sale ever.

Women seem more prone to winter blues
United Press International - 2018-01-15
MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2018 -- The increase in depressive symptoms brought on by winter seems to occur more often in women than men, a new study finds. Low mood, tiredness and the inability to gain pleasure from usually enjoyable activities peaked in the winter ...

Singapore earmarks $22.6M for tech development in water treatment
ZDNet - 2018-01-15
Singapore has called on the tech industry to pitch for S$30 million (US$22.68 million) worth of grants aimed at enhancing the country's water treatment processes and operations. Its national water agency PUB on Monday announced three Requests for Proposals ...

How Facebook's Latest Changes Impact Influencers, Businesses & the Future of Social Media Marketing
Forbes - 2018-01-15
Once again, Mark Zuckerberg shook up the world last week when he announced Facebook will change its algorithm to promote more personal content rather than news. Soon after my inbox was flooded with headlines like: "Facebook Shares Fall", "Facebook Is ...

How Iranian protesters are skirting the government's tech clampdown to continue their fight
Fox News - 2018-01-15
While the already repressive Iranian government works to further shut down social media that helps fuel communications among thousands of protestors, the predominantly young, college-aged crowds in the street are scrambling to stay ahead with a variety of ...

Congress prepares to tackle charter change
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are preparing to discuss the possibility of amending the Constitution. On Monday, Senator Panfilo Lacson introduced Senate Resolution No. 580, calling for the ...

LOOK: 'Love' lost in proposed charter change
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- The entire country may soon know what it feels like to lose love. This comes as the House subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments proposed to remove the word "love" from the charter's preamble during its ...

SC tackles petitions on martial law extension
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday began the oral arguments on the petitions questioning the constitutionality of the martial law extension in Mindanao. The SC earlier consolidated four petitions filed by a group of ...

OnePlus issues statement as some buyers complain of credit card fraud
Mashable - 2018-01-15
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. A significant number of OnePlus customers have reported suspicious activity on the credit ...

Two Megaworld office towers secure PEZA accreditation
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-15
Benefits likewise include the issuance of working visas renewable every two years for foreigners doing business inside the ecozone. Southwoods City Office Towers 1 and 2 each have 12 storeys covering a total of around 46,000 square meters of leasable space ...

SM to issue up to P20B in fixed-rate bonds
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-15
SM PRIME Holdings, Inc. said on Monday it filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a permit to sell up to P20 billion in fixed-rate retail bonds. In a statement, SM Prime said the company is planning to issue P15 billion ...

House body wants amendment to free speech
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- Free speech is no longer absolute under a constitutional amendment proposed by a group of lawmakers. They want to protect only the "responsible exercise" of free speech and expression as there has been "so ...

No Ombudsman, Judicial and Bar Council in proposed federal charter
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- Abolish the Office of the Ombudsman and the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), a group of lawmakers said in their proposed amendments to the Constitution. "Duplicitous ang trabaho ng Office of the Ombudsman ...

Rappler CEO: I'm ready to face arrest
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
This article has been updated to include Maria Ressa's statements asking for due process. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) -- Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is ready for the worst after the government's move against the news agency. Ressa said it is ...

Dollar remittances continued uptrend in Nov 2017, says BSP
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
Foreign currency remittances of expatriate Filipinos continued to rise in November of last year as both short- and long-term overseas workers sent more money home to their local beneficiaries, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said on Monday. In a statement ...

New hearings on coco levy fund set
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
The Sandiganbayan has ordered a new round of hearings on the Coconut Industry Investment Fund (CIIF), known as coco levy funds, 14 years after the Supreme Court ruled that the funds were owned by coconut farmers. In a 19-page resolution dated last Dec. 29 ...

Volkswagen reports record global car sales in 2017
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
Volkswagen said Sunday that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017 than ever before, a sign it is recovering from a bruising emissions-cheating scandal three years ago. "We finished 2017 with the best performance ever for Volkswagen ...

Authorities warn of Mayon eruption as lava flow spotted
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Story updated to include 8 p.m. PHIVOLCS update. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Authorities warn of a possible eruption "within weeks or days" as volcanic activity at Mayon Volcano intensifies. The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and ...

Duterte: I dismissed Licuanan
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan said she resigned upon Malacanang's request. But President Rodrigo Duterte is saying otherwise saying he "dismissed" her. Whatever the case may be ...

Bozoma Saint John: I'm on a 'personal mission' to help fix Uber
CNN Money - 2018-01-15
Bozoma Saint John isn't going to save Uber from its corporate culture problems. But Uber's chief brand officer is making it a "personal mission" to help repair employee morale. "I don't think it's up to one person [to save Uber]," she told CNN's Poppy ...

Judge inhibits from De Lima's drug case
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- The judge in the drug case of Senator Leila de Lima at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court has inhibited herself. In an order dated January 4, Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 204 Judge Juanita Guerrero ...

4 foreign firms eyeing 3rd telco slot
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
Four foreign telecommunication companies had expressed interest in becoming the third telco player in the country, Malacañang said on Sunday. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar said acting Information and Communications ...

Volkswagen reports record global car sales in 2017
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
Volkswagen said Sunday that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017 than ever before, a sign it is recovering from a bruising emissions-cheating scandal three years ago. "We finished 2017 with the best performance ever for Volkswagen ...

3rd telco player needs P300B for 5-year capex
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
The Duterte administration has vowed to break the PLDT-Globe duopoly, which continues to lure criticism for the poor quality of their internet services, considered the biggest consumer and business trend in the telco sector since the use of text messaging ...

Fuel prices to rise on Tuesday, Jan. 16
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
As of posting time, those that announced price changes included Petron Corp., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., PTT Philippines Corp., Eastern Petroleum Corp., Flying V, Seaoil Philippines Inc., Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc., and Total Philippines Corp ...

SEC strips Rappler of license to do business
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is revoking news agency Rappler's license to do business. In a 29-page decision dated January 11, 2018, the SEC ordered the revocation of Rappler's certificate of ...

SEC shuts down Rappler
Inquirer - 2018-01-15
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has moved to shut down online media outfit Rappler Inc. and its controlling shareholder Rappler Holdings Corp., claiming the use of "deception" to circumvent a provision in the Philippine Constitution ...

SoftBank may split in two to focus on tech bets
CNN Money - 2018-01-15
Masayoshi Son made a name for himself with blockbuster bets on companies like Alibaba and Uber. But the next big move by the billionaire founder of SoftBank could be much closer to home. SoftBank (SFTBF)-- a Japanese telecom company that has drawn ...

10 flights canceled on Monday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-15
Several flights to and from the Bicol and Caraga regions have been canceled due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said on Monday. In its advisory, the Miaa announced the cancelation of the following flights as of 1:40 ...

'Stakeholder' evaluation called for as auDA moves to implement direct registration
ZDNet - 2018-01-15
The .au Domain Administration (auDA), the not-for-profit policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space, has suggested updating its business model in the face of a policy upgrade. Writing in a submission to the Department of ...

Computers are getting better than humans at reading
CNN Money - 2018-01-15
The robots are coming, and they can read. Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test. "This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans ...

Thousands evacuated in Philippines as volcano threatens eruption
United Press International - 2018-01-15
Jan. 15 (UPI) --More than 5,000 people in the Philippines province of Albay fled their homes over the weekend due to the restless Mayon Volcano. Evacuations began Saturday after an ash eruption in the late afternoon. On Sunday, two steam-driven eruptions ...

Tacloban suspends Monday classes due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-15
Tacloban City announced on Sunday the suspension of classes for Monday, Jan. 15, at all levels in both public and private schools, due to scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. In an advisory, the city government said the suspension was "for the ...

Bad weather prompts suspension of classes in Albay, Sorsogon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-15
LEGAZPI CITY - Classes in several areas in Albay and Sorsogon provinces were suspended on Monday due to heavy rain. In Albay, Sto. Domingo Mayor Herbie Aguas suspended classes in all levels due to threat of flooding and following the raising of the alert ...

6 towns in Compostela Valley suspend classes amid bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-15
TAGUM CITY - Authorities in six municipalities in Compostela Valley have declared suspension of classes due to the prevailing inclement weather over Mindanao, disaster officials said. Raul Villocino, the provincial disaster action officer, said the towns ...

3 SC justices testify in Sereno impeachment hearing
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-01-15
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New hearings on coco levy fund set
Inquirer - 2018-01-14
The Sandiganbayan has ordered a new round of hearings on the Coconut Industry Investment Fund (CIIF), known as coco levy funds, 14 years after the Supreme Court ruled that the funds were owned by coconut farmers. In a 19-page resolution dated last Dec. 29 ...

Cold front, amihan bring clouds, scattered rain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-14
The tail-end of a cold front would bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over the Mimaropa region, Bicol region, the Visayas, and Mindanao, the weather bureau said in its Monday morning forecast. The residents of Sorsogon ...

I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a Las Vegas ATM -- and it just proves how far bitcoin is from replacing regular money
Business Insider - 2018-01-14
Some Las Vegas restaurants accept payment in bitcoin, so I decided to try to buy bitcoin from a casino's bitcoin ATM. I lost all my money. Considering the exorbitant bitcoin ATM fee, I have real doubts as to whether or not bitcoin has a real future as a ...

Apple stores are slammed because of the $29 battery replacement offer -- but not everyone needs a new battery
Business Insider - 2018-01-14
Apple is currently offering iPhone battery replacements for $29. Lots of people are taking advantage of the offer, and since stores don't have the batteries in stock, they're special ordering the battery replacements, which can take days or weeks.

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