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Hyundai PH to comply with suspension order
Inquirer - 2018-01-19
"For purposes of the refund, HARI shall secure a BOC certification on the full settlement thereof and submit to the Board as proof compliance," it added. Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

India sends tax notices to cryptocurrency investors as trading hits $3.5 billion
Reuters - 2018-01-19
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of people dealing in cryptocurrency after a nationwide survey showed more than $3.5 billion worth of transactions have been conducted over a 17-month period, the income tax department said.

Smartphone app allows doctors, nurses to remotely monitor wound healing
United Press International - 2018-01-19
Jan. 19 (UPI) --The healing of postoperative surgical wounds can be effectively monitored with a new smartphone app, new research indicates. The app, called WoundCheck, can be used to send digital images of a post-surgical wound with a short patient ...

Pentagon stones host mineralized microbes older than the dinosaurs
United Press International - 2018-01-19
Jan. 19 (UPI) --The Pentagon is bugged -- new research out of Australia suggests the stone used to build the Pentagon is home to 340-million-year-old mineralized microbes. The Pentagon isn't alone. The ancient microorganisms are found in oolitic limestone ...

Millennials have taken down dozens of industries -- but it looks like Gen Z will be the ones to hurt Facebook
Business Insider - 2018-01-19
Generation Z -- the generation after millennials -- is migrating away from Facebook in favor of other social media platforms. A recent estimate suggested a declining teenage user base for the social media giant, while Snapchat and Instagram's user base ...

Watch live: ULA to launch missile defense satellite tonight
United Press International - 2018-01-19
Jan. 19 (UPI) --After Thursday's launch was scrubbed, United Launch Alliance will again try to carry a missile defense satellite into low-Earth orbit on Friday. ULA's Atlas V rocket is scheduled to blast-off at 7:48 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex-41 at ...

Spotify accidentally showed ads to paying subscribers when testing new ways to promote originals
TechCrunch - 2018-01-19
Spotify says advertisements that recently appeared to paying subscribers of its music streaming service were loaded by mistake. Over the past few days, a number of Spotify customers complained their music listening experience was interrupted with ads ...

10 kids hurt in grenade blast
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Ten children were wounded when a grenade accidentally exploded in Sulu on Thursday. The children, aged three to 10, were taken to a hospital for treatment. Reports reaching the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao police ...

Celebrating with Lipeños
Inquirer - 2018-01-19
Trusted developer Suntrust Properties Inc., for one, is among those taking part in the revelry, as it joins Lipa City in a grand parade today (January 20), followed by an open house at the Suntrust Siena Hills office. Hence, Suntrust Properties is offering ...

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection
Reuters - 2018-01-19
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

Homes that earn
Inquirer - 2018-01-19
It has, in fact, become a much favored choice of many discerning individuals who want to prepare for a secure future as real estate is regarded by by many as one of the most practical and intelligent options for investment. And this is not without reason ...

Pet-friendly architecture
Inquirer - 2018-01-19
Nowadays, pampered pets are a common sight. Dogs are dressed in clothes, cats are given beds, while others are made to resemble humans. For many of us, pets are members of our families. We shower them often with gifts and affection. Once a beloved pet ...

Sanofi refunds government P1.2 billion for unused Dengvaxia
Philstar - 2018-01-19
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines -- The manufacturer of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine has refunded P1.2 billion worth of unused anti-dengue vaccines, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday. In a summit attended by local officials ...

China allowed to conduct research in Benham Rise, Cayetano confirms
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- The government has granted China's request to conduct maritime research in Benham Rise, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday. Cayetano said China complied with the requirements, including ...

Sanofi refunds ?1.16-B for unused Dengvaxia vaccines
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Sanofi Pasteur has refunded ?1.16 billion worth of unused Dengvaxia dengue vaccines. Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III made the announcement at an event in San Fernando, Pampanga Friday.

Group defends Rappler in online libel case
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- A group of internet freedom advocates defends Rappler in its online libel case, as the embattled news agency faces its latest legal battle. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has issued a subpoena ...

LandBank angles for majority in fixed-income bourse
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-19
THE LAND BANK of the Philippines (LandBank or LBP) is considering acquisition of a majority stake in the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. (PDS) at a time the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE ... Technologies Services, Inc.; Investment House ...

Tide Pod Challenge: Latest web fad carries big danger to health
United Press International - 2018-01-19
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- You've gotta be kidding me. That's gotta be fake. That's the understandable first reaction of many to the viral phenomenon dubbed the "Tide Pod Challenge." Sad to say, it's real. Prompted by internet dares, dozens of U.S. teenagers ...

DoH chief: Sanofi refunds P1.161B in Dengvaxia program
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-19
EMBATTLED vaccines firm Sanofi Pasteur has refunded the Philippine government P1.161 billion in connection with the Dengvaxia immunization program, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III disclosed on Thursday. "There has already been a refunded amount ...

Ayala reorganizing energy holdings into thermal, renewable businesses
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-19
AYALA Corp. is restructuring its energy business by creating two wholly owned platforms to house its investments in renewable energy and thermal energy, the diversified conglomerate told the stock exchange on Friday. AC Energy Holdings, Inc., its holding ...

BSP survey shows credit standards holding steady in Q4
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-19
Customers make bank transactions at a Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branch in Makati, on May 24, 2013. -- BW FILE PHOTO BANKS generally maintained their credit standards in the fourth quarter, according to a survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng ...

DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered on Friday the immediate suspension of the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. In Administrative Order No. 25, Labor Secretary ...

Cayetano slams claim PH under 'worst human rights crisis' since Marcos
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed an international human rights group for saying that the Philippines is in its "worst human rights crisis" since the Marcos dictatorship. "We will not allow ...

iPhone X has the notch but this is Samsung's solution for full-screen displays
ZDNet - 2018-01-19
Samsung's answer to the iPhone X's notch? Holes, many holes. Samsung was quick to exploit mixed feelings about the iPhone X's notch, and now has a potential answer to the engineering problems of making a truly full-screen smartphone. Instead of fitting the ...

2 dead, 10 hurt in road mishaps
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Two persons died and 10 others were injured in road accidents in northern Luzon and North Cotabato on Wednesday. Jerry Dancel crashed his motorcycle into a dump truck in Barangay Sapat, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte at about 5:30 p.m ...

Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu
Philstar - 2018-01-19
A vaccine that is going to protect you against essentially all, or most, strains of flu," said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health. Labs around the country are hunting for a super-shot that could eliminate the annual fall vaccination ...

Fisherman drowns in Pangasinan - 2018-01-19
ANDA, Pangasinan, Philippines -- A fisherman drowned in the sea off Barangay Dolaoan in this town on Wednesday. Verbo Callado, 63, was on a bamboo raft with his grandson John Paul Perez, 14, when he fell into the water. Initial investigation showed ...

Top Metro Manila News
Philstar - 2018-01-19
Health advocacy group New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) yesterday reiterated its call for legislators to pass measures to protect children on the road, following the death of seven children in an accident in La Union last month. Police are ...

IBM, Salesforce expand AI partnership for deeper customer insights
ZDNet - 2018-01-19
IBM and Salesforce announced Friday an expansion of their strategic partnership that brings more data integration to companies so they can better interact with customers. Special report: The future of Everything as a Service (free PDF) SaaS had a major ...

Reyes a flight risk, ombudsman insists
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Palawan governor Joel Reyes is a flight risk and must remain in jail while the Sandiganbayan has yet to affirm his conviction for graft, the Office of the Ombudsman reiterated yesterday. In an 11-page reply before the ...

2 drug suspects slain
Philstar - 2018-01-19
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- A former town councilor and another drug suspect were gunned down by motorcycle-riding men in Ilocos Norte on Wednesday. Former Dingras councilor Nathaniel Ruben Taylan II, 32, was talking with Joefrey Blanes, 45 ...

Travis Kalanick Net Worth: Ousted Uber CEO Will Get $1.4 Billion From Deal
International Business Times - 2018-01-19
Ousted Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick will see his fortune grow on Thursday as Softbank completes its deal with the ride-hailing company, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. It was reported late last month that Softbank agreed to purchase ...

Senate to probe controversial frigate deal
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Senators will investigate the controversial deal to acquire P15.74 billion worth of frigates for the Philippine Navy in the wake of allegations Special Assistant to the President Bong Go was involved in the ...

House acts to avert US government shutdown
Business Mirror - 2018-01-19
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, pauses for a reporter's question at the Capitol in Washington, as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown ...

P32-million school building turned over to Zambo public school
Philstar - 2018-01-19
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The government here formally turned over Friday a four-storey building with 20 classrooms to address the rapid growth of student population in a public secondary school. Rep. Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City's first ...

More than 38,000 forced out of homes by Mayon unrest
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 38,000 have been forced to leave their homes due to the continued unrest of Mayon Volcano, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Friday. In its latest report, the NDRRMC said that 9,656 ...

Year of the Dog
Philstar - 2018-01-19
FILIPINO WORLDVIEW By Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 19, 2018 - 12:00am The Chinese Lunar New Year marks 2018 as the Year of the Dog. Unfortunately for former CHED secretary Patricia Licuanan and Rappler, far from being an ...

DOJ files double murder, torture charges vs. Caloocan cops for Carl, Kulot slay
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- The Justice Department filed murder charges against two Caloocan policemen involved in the deaths of two teenagers. In the 35-page resolution obtained by CNN Philippines on Friday, the Department of Justice ...

Philippine farm output rises in 2017
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoons that came late last year failed to dampen the Philippine agriculture sector, which significantly recovered in 2017 after suffering from a decline in 2016, the statistics agency reported Friday. Agriculture posted a 2.20 ...

Israel commits to develop Philippine dairy program
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - Experts from Israel are coming to the Philippines next week to help the Department of Agriculture (DA) implement its flagship dairy program. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said experts from Israel-based Afimilk Agricultural ...

What comes after teens?
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-01-19
With the school year 2018-2019, tertiary-education institutions ... teenagers stayed with their families longer because governments imposed minimum ages of marriage; in the Philippines it went from 12 to 14 for girls and 16 for boys and, in the 1987 ...

PSE index dips, bucks regional trend
Inquirer - 2018-01-19
Other actively traded firms were LT Group Inc., up 0.89 percent to P22.70, Jollibee Foods Corp., up 0.5 percent to P279, GT Capital Holdings, down 3 percent to P1,309, SM Prime Holdings, down 0.63 percent to P39.20 and SM Investments Corp., down 0.57 ...

34 of 75 flagship infra projects to start in ’18
- 2018-01-19
The government will break ground for 34 or almost half of the 75 “flagship” infrastructure projects under the Duterte administration’s ambitious “Build, Build, Build” program, state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority said yesterday.

Ayala-Tan joint venture to build ‘greenest’ CBD
- 2018-01-19
The Ayala and Lucio Tan groups have teamed up to jointly invest some P53 billion in transforming a 35-hectare waterfront former industrial estate, the largest along the C5 corridor spanning Pasig and Quezon City, into what is envisioned to be Metro Manila’s “greenest” central business district.

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2018-01-19
Among the seminars initiated by NPC, in collaboration with various partners, included the Hiligaynon Proficiency, Media Literacy, Getting Real on Fake News, and Uncovering the Judiciary, attended by local media practitioners and students, the press release ...

10 kids hurt in Sulu grenade blast
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Ten children in Parang town in Sulu were badly injured Thursday when one of them hit with a stone a 40 millimeter grenade projectile they found, causing an explosion. Reports reaching the headquarters of the Regional Police ...

Study vindicates highly maligned rodents for deadly Black Death plague outbreak
TechnoChops - 2018-01-19
The assertion that human fleas (Pulex irritans) or body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus) may have caused the rapidly spreading epidemics is plausible, noted Rutgers University Assistant ... activities were scaled up by international health organizations ...

NEDA urges businesses to align core operations with development goals - 2018-01-19
In a presentation delivered during the Fostering CSR in the Philippines: Conference on Responsible Business, NEDA assistant secretary Carlos Abad Santos said businesses could be a strong development partner of the government if it can provide better ...

Customs chief gets sole authority to accredit exporters, importers - 2018-01-19
"We will revoke the accreditation of the erring importers and brokers if that's the only way to stop them," Lapeña said. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

PH sells 10-year dollar bonds at tighter yield of 3%
Inquirer - 2018-01-19
The Philippines sold a total of $2 billion in 10-year dollar-denominated bonds at a yield of 3 percent, tighter than the initial pricing guidance. In a statement Friday, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said $750 million was allocated to new money ...

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