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PNP Chief backs police response to Mandaluyong shooting
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) -- The head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said while he condemns the botched operation in the Mandaluyong shooting, the police response to a supposed crime was expected. PNP Chief Director General Ronald ...

What's new for Traslacion 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 3) -- Traffic authorities and church officials said there will be changes to this year's commemoration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. The Metro Manila Development Authority has announced a new route for ...

Palace releases guidelines for foreign travel of gov't employees, officials
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 3) -- Malacañang is advising all officials and personnel in the Executive Department to secure the necessary permission and documents before going on foreign trips. The Palace released on Wednesday a memorandum of ...

JV Ejercito 'disappointed' with lower tobacco tax
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 3) -- Senator JV Ejercito is not pleased with what he considers a low hike in tobacco taxes -- and he has somebody to blame. "I'm sorry but I would not be surprised if the tobacco companies, Philip Morris, probably ...

DepEd lifts ban on field trips, issues new guidelines
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 3) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has lifted the moratorium on field trips and off-campus activities as it issues new implementing guidelines for private and public schools. The guidelines, issued by ...

Apple will replace iPhone batteries for $29 even if they're technically still 'good'
Mashable - 2018-01-02
If you have an iPhone 6 model or later, you should probably go replace the battery for a discounted rate at your local Apple Store. Apple is now offering battery swaps for $29 (down from $79) a few weeks earlier than it originally promised. The decision to ...

Factory activity growth eases, still ‘solid’
- 2018-01-02
By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter IMPROVEMENT of operating conditions of factories in the country eased in December but remained “solid,” setting the stage for “stronger growth” this year, according to a monthly survey IHS Markit conducts for Nikkei, Inc. The seasonally adjusted Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 54.2 in December, …

HCM provider Asure Software eyes market growth with trio of acquisitions
ZDNet - 2018-01-02
Asure Software, an Austin-based provider of human capital management (HCM) and workplace management software for small businesses, has acquired a trio of companies as it aims to bolster its market position among larger rivals. The company announced on ...

TRAIN proceeds should improve commuter train system, Angara says
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-02
The other 30% of revenue from TRAIN law will be allocated to social mitigating measures and investments in education, health, targeted nutrition, and anti-hunger programs, social protection, employment, and housing that prioritize and directly benefit both ...

Addressing the issues on open-pit mining
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-02
All these, however, can be reversed, mitigated, if not totally avoided, with the proper engineering solutions, using advances in technology ... Fellow at the Stratbase ADR Institute and Secretary-General of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship ...

Palace delays naming gov't official to be fired
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 3) -- The Palace has deferred naming the high ranking government official President Rodrigo Duterte wants fired. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he was ordered to hold the announcement a few hours before ...

2017 safest year for post-war civil aviation, say industry agencies
Inquirer - 2018-01-02
Last year was the safest year for civil aviation since plane crash statistics were first compiled in 1946, two industry studies have found. A total of 10 crashes of civil passenger and cargo planes claimed 44 lives, said the Aviation Safety Network in a ...

Google's masterplan to foster LatAm tech startups in 2018
ZDNet - 2018-01-02
Google will invest in the development of its São Paulo-based startup fostering center to widen its footprint in founder communities in Latin America in 2018. The company already has about a billion users across its product portfolio and believes the next ...

Forever 21 investigation reveals malware presence at some stores
ZDNet - 2018-01-02
Forever 21 has revealed that a data breach discovered in November has resulted in the theft of credit card information belonging to customers. The US clothing retailer said previously that a potential data breach was the subject of an investigation into ...

Gov't proposal restricts car tint in public, private vehicles
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) -- A ban on window tints for public transportation vehicles is in the works. The measure is part of a new government proposal, which also seeks to regulate tints on private vehicles for anti-crime purposes.

PNP Chief orders arrest of all armed barangay tanod
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) -- Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa on Tuesday ordered his personnel to arrest all barangay tanod or community watchmen who carry firearms, following the deadly Mandaluyong shooting incident.

Peza suspends Davao-based call center, NCCC after tragic fire
Inquirer - 2018-01-02
Plaza said that the mall has been annually securing its building permit and fire permit from the local government. Both the call center and the mall were only registered under Peza in 2008. Citing a probe in light of the recent fire, Plaza said that the ...

Third telco player still open to other investors, says Palace
Inquirer - 2018-01-02
So they need to find a partner," he said. Earlier, Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) announced it was pursuing talks with the China Telecoms group over a possible partnership. Last week, PT&T also announced it signed a memorandum of ...

Pagasa lifts storm signals in 5 provinces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-02
Tropical cyclone warning signal No. 1 has been lifted over Bohol, Guimaras, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, southern Antique and southern Iloilo, Pagasa said in its 2 p.m. severe weather bulletin on Tuesday. Signal No. 1 remains over Palawan and Cuyo ...

Deadly cold disrupts US; warming centers open in Deep South
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-02
The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England. Indianapolis early Tuesday tied a record low of minus 12 degrees Fahrenheit (-24 ...

Duque says EO 28 helped us celebrate a safer New Year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-02
With the decrease in the number of firecracker-related injuries, the Department of Health said on Tuesday that the implementation of Executive Order (EO) 28 made a positive impact on how people celebrated the New Year. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III ...

Bitcoin mania: What the big names of finance are saying
CNN Money - 2018-01-02
Bitcoin's stunning rise was one of the big stories of 2017, and it's set to divide opinions further this year. The digital currency's price soared more than 1,300% last year, easily outgunning the returns from many traditional financial assets like stocks ...

Flights canceled Tuesday due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-02
Several flights were canceled Tuesday due to inclement weather brought by tropical depression "Agaton," airport authorities said. As of 11 a.m. the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced the following canceled flights: The ...

P4 million in cash, valuables stolen in Pasay hotel robbery
Philstar - 2018-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Unidentified men seized an estimated P4 million in valuables and cash from a hotel in Pasay City early Tuesday morning. According to an initial report by the Southern Police District, four males armed with short firearms ...

Manila Police District prepares for Traslacion 2018
Philstar - 2018-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Security preparations are now underway for the Feast of Black Nazarene next week, according to the Manila Police District. In a radio report by DzBB, Superintendent Erwin Magarejo, MPD spokesperson, said that 5,000 Manila cops will ...

Quakes jolt Sarangani, Negros provinces
Philstar - 2018-01-02
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit Sarangani on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported yesterday. Allan Rommel Labayog, Phivolcs field officer, said the tremor occurred at around 10 ...

PNP chief on Shaw: It was a mistake
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-01-02
PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa admitted Monday the shooting incident, where policemen were involved Thursday night, which left two individuals dead in Mandaluyong City was a "mistake" on the part of the police. Dela ...

Miaa cancels more flights due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-02
The areas, including east of Mindanao being covered by these flights, are affected by the low pressure area (LPA), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather advisory on Monday.

Chocolate Shortage May Lead To Disappearance Within 40 Years, Scientists Say
International Business Times - 2018-01-01
New technology, known as CRISPR, is being used by UC Berkeley scientists to modify the DNA of the plants. The crop's tiny seedlings would be able to survive in different climates if the experiment is proven successful. However, these regions will soon ...

Peza misses goal as pledges rose only 8.89% to P238B
Inquirer - 2018-01-01
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) failed to reach its ambitious target in investment pledges for this year despite reporting a single-digit growth from 2016, data showed. Earlier this year, Peza Director General Charito Plaza had set a yearend ...

Islamic financing seen promising
Inquirer - 2018-01-01
Today, the global halal market is estimated to be worth $2.3 trillion, encompassing a broad range of goods and services--from cosmetics and health product to logistics, marketing and financing. "The business of the WIEF is business, that is why we ...

The Self-Driving Bubble Is Nowhere Near Bursting
PC Magazine - 2018-01-01
2017 saw autonomous technology accelerate and secure billions of dollars in funding. With the potential bonanza that self-driving cars are predicted to generate, some have pondered whether the self-driving feeding frenzy is yet another tech bubble ready to ...

Stock transactions now subject to higher tax
Inquirer - 2018-01-01
A 20-percent increase in stock transaction tax (STT) takes effect at the Philippine Stock Exchange today in line with the recently-enacted Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law. Philippine Stock Exchange president Ramon Monzon issued on Friday a ...

Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years
Business Insider - 2018-01-01
Cacao plants are slated to disappear by as early as 2050 thanks to warmer temperatures and dryer weather conditions. Scientists at the University of California are teaming up with Mars company to try to save the crop before it's too late. They're exploring ...

UN on drug problem: People first through health, rights
Philstar - 2018-01-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Member-states of the United Nations have called for a balanced approach to the world problem on drugs by putting people first through approaches that attend to health and human rights, and promote the safety and security of all ...

This Startup Is Using Blockchain Tech To Rethink Cyber Security In The Bitcoin Era
Forbes - 2018-01-01
Paul Puey serves as the CEO of Edge, a cyber security company that empowers individuals to take control of their own online data by developing the proprietary tools, software and systems needed to keep their information tightly secured. Experts argue that ...

A relationship therapist says too many couples make a mistake early on that can lead to major conflict down the road
Yahoo News - 2018-01-01
Rachel Sussman is a relationship expert and marriage counselor in New York City. She sees many couples who are struggling with differences in their personalities and values. Sussman said that opposites may attract initially, but over time it may become ...

Can A Cult Instagram Account Turn Away Into A Top Travel Brand?
Forbes - 2018-01-01
Luggage startup Away has a simple yet bold vision: "To be the No. 1 travel brand in the world," according to cofounder-CEO Steph Korey. To reach that goal, Korey and her cofounder Jen Rubio are doing what comes naturally: going all-in on social media.

Space 2018: Missions and launches to look for in the new year
United Press International - 2018-01-01
Dec. 28 (UPI) --For astronomers, astrophysicists, planetary scientists, space enthusiasts and others with an eye for the night sky, 2018 is expected to bring a variety of exciting developments. With dozens of space missions and expeditions set to get under ...

Recreational marijuana is now for sale in California -- here's what you need to know
Business Insider - 2018-01-01
Sales of non-medical marijuana began on Monday, January 1. Adults over the age of 21 can buy up to an ounce of marijuana and grow as many as six plants at home without a doctor's letter. California has issued temporary licenses to over 40 dispensaries ...

There is a 40% chance Apple will acquire Netflix, according to Citi
Business Insider - 2018-01-01
Citi analysts say that there is a 40% likelihood of Apple acquiring Netflix. Apple will be able to repatriate about $220 billion in cash to the US under the Trump tax cut. The company would need only one-third of that to snap up Netflix. There is a 40% ...

3 slain in Maguindanao roadside bombings
Philstar - 2018-01-01
TACURONG, Philippines -- Three persons, including a police officer, were killed while 22 others were wounded in roadside bombings in Maguindanao on Sunday. Senior Police Officer 4 Max Kaibat and several other personnel of the Shariff Aguak police were ...

Copying iPhone Messages to the Computer
New York Times - 2018-01-01
Q. I have a long series of text messages on my iPhone between my son and me. Is there a way to copy these from my phone to my computer and save the files in a Microsoft Word document? More labor-intensive approaches to extracting the messages from the ...

Parkway Cancer Centre: Holistic care for patients battling the Big C
Philstar - 2018-01-01
Going back home in 1990, he started the Department of Medical Oncology in Singapore General Hospital. He had the full support of the Ministry of Health to build up the manpower resources needed for the training of medical oncologists. At the time ...

Duterte signs 13 nat'l laws in 2017
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-01
Duterte also signed RA 10925 and RA 10926 into law, which respectively extended the franchise of GMA Network and Smart Communications, Inc. While the majority of Congress was expected to back administration measures, opposition congressman Albay Rep.

'Agaton' continues path towards Palawan
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) -- Tropical Depression Agaton is maintaining its path toward Palawan where it will make landfall tonight. In its 5 p.m. update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

Bongbong Marcos denies links to ill-gotten wealth deal
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) -- The Marcos family has nothing to do with a proposal on the return of supposed ill-gotten wealth in exchange for dropping all cases against them, former senator Bongbong Marcos said. "The Marcos family has no ...

'Roadworthy' old jeepneys allowed to run until 2020
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) -- Jeepneys above 15 years old will still be allowed to ply their routes until 2020 -- but they have to pass a roadworthiness test first. "The 15-year-old aspect, hindi na nga ho namin iniintindi muna [we're not ...

Marcos loyalist proposes deal with gov't on Marcos wealth
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 1) -- A cut of the Marcos wealth in exchange for dropping all cases against the late strongman's family. This is what Oliver Lozano, lawyer of former President Ferdinand Marcos, proposed to the government in June 2017.

TD 'Agaton' makes landfall over Palawan
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-01
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration's (PAGASA) 11 p.m. bulletin, Agaton is packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gusts of up to 75 kph. As of 10 p.m ...

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