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Stock market attempts to climb to 8,500 points
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-12-24
Share prices are expected to move higher in the last trading week of the year as the market attempts to close the year at the 8,500-point level. Analysts said the index might attempt to hit the 8,500 mark, the year-end target of investment companies, on ...

Celebrities freak out over SpaceX rocket launch
Yahoo News - 2017-12-24
Hundreds of people called authorities Friday night when Elon Musk's SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket. The Los Angeles Fire Department sought to quell any fears among Southern California residents with a statement saying that a "mysterious light in the ...

5 Ways Big Data And AI Will Impact Life Sciences Firms In 2018
Forbes - 2017-12-24
Randy Bean is the CEO and founder of NewVantage Partners. Grant Stephen is the CEO and cofounder of bPrescient. While industries such as financial services have had a long track record of managing data, and applying analytics to optimizing customer ...

Thank you, Bruce McCandless, for this iconic space photo
Mashable - 2017-12-24
An astronaut floats alone with the blackness of space behind him and the bright blue limb of the Earth below. He's untethered with nothing but a NASA-made jetpack to protect him. NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless -- who died at the age of 80 on Thursday ...

The rope
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-12-24
Three, business is getting faster ... As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." [Note: Most of the information used in this article were culled ...

PLDT hopeful for better financial performance next year
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Following a challenging 2017, PLDT Inc. is hopeful for a better financial performance next year as it intends to continue network improvements to arrest the decline in the wireless business. PLDT chairman, president and chief ...

TRAIN to fund 25% of Duterte infra program
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The recently enacted tax reform bill is seen to fund about 25 percent of the P8.4-trillion "Build Build Build" program of the Duterte administration, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over the weekend. In a statement, Finance ...

BSP to launch digital payments clearing house in January
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said individual consumers would be covered by the batch electronic fund transfer (EFT) credit automated clearing house (ACH) starting next month as it pursues greater use of electronic payments ...

PEZA investment pledges up 9% in 2017
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Investment pledges approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) rose by nearly a tenth in 2017 amid the delays encountered in the proclamation of new economic zones from the Office of the President throughout the year.

Government to explore other ODA sources
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Other than China, Japan and Korea, the government has been conducting talks with other countries for extension of official development assistance (ODA) for priority projects, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said.

4 questions the internet answered in 2017
Mashable - 2017-12-24
Though 2017 will leave us with plenty of unanswered questions, let's take a moment to reflect on a few the internet answered this year. Namely: 1. Can Twitter win you a year's supply of chicken nuggets? Teenager Carter Wilkerson of Nevada sought to find ...

Small assets of government to be bundled for privatization
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The government plans to sort all of its small assets into bundles before selling them to the private sector, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has asked the Privatization and Management ...

Lopez optimistic on EU-GSP+ retention
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The European Union (EU) is now less concerned with issues that were earlier seen affecting its trade relations with the Philippines, a development that would likely result to the retention of existing trade privileges being enjoyed ...

Locals to dominate trading this week
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices are expected to take immediate support at 8,370 to 8,400 and resistance levels from 8,500 to 8,580, analysts said. Foreign fund managers are not expected to be active which means that local participants are likely to ...

Japan supports Philippines industrial vision
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Japan is extending a hand to the Philippines to realize its industrial vision as the Asian powerhouse continues to see huge potential in the country as an investment destination. In a presentation, Kunihiko Shinoda, director general ...

Authorities: Hundreds dead due to 'Vinta'
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- Hundreds of families are left devastated as typhoon Vinta took away hundreds of lives before it exited the Philippines. Conflicting numbers of casualties and missing persons were released by different ...

NDRRMC: 164 dead, 171 missing due to Typhoon 'Vinta'
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
She added the government has released P3.1 million worth of aid to evacuees. The Philippine Airlines also flew in 1,600 food packs for the families, with the army's C130 plane yet to deliver non-food items. The NDRRMC also said there are no more stranded ...

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte resigns
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo "Pulong" Duterte resigned from his post today. His sister, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte confirmed his resignation to CNN Philippines. "I hereby tender my resignation as Vice Mayor ...

Manila Archbishop recalls drug dependents, Maranaos on Christmas
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called on the faithful to nurture 'a culture of joy' even beyond the holiday season. In a Christmas message dated Saturday, Tagle warned against "false joys and ...

36 more bodies recovered from Davao City mall fire
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- Authorities on Monday said they have recovered 36 more bodies from the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) in Davao City, which was hit by a fire Saturday. This now puts the total number of casualties to 37 ...

Vietnam aims to boost tourism
Inquirer - 2017-12-24
HANOI -- Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector by 2020 that creates a driving force for the development of other sectors. The country expects to attract 17-20 million foreign visitors and 82 million domestic ones by then. Visitors are ...

Have yourself a merry Christmas, buy local gifts that give back
Inquirer - 2017-12-24
Garcia Street), SM Kultura Crafts for a Cause section (in major SM branches), Ayala Museum, Robinsons Place Manila (third ... and lifestyle store in Quezon City for entrepreneurs, students, and creatives. Its shelves are all stocked with "brands for ...

Domestic flights canceled amid bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-24
Even if typhoon "Vinta" is on its way out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on the eve of Christmas Day, some local domestic flights were cancelled on Sunday due to inclement weather. The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) has ...

'Christmas miracle': Missing teen Ica found in Laguna
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office on Sunday morning confirmed that the 17-year-old girl reported missing since Thursday has been found in Laguna. The NCRPO reportedly found Grade 12 student Ica Policarpio in San Pablo ...

Philippines storm: Tembin strengthens to typhoon
United Press International - 2017-12-24
Dec. 24 (UPI) --The powerful tropical storm that brought landslides and flooding to the Philippines strengthened to a typhoon on Sunday, weather officials said. Typhoon Tembin -- known as Vinta in the Philippines -- reached sustained winds of 74 mph with ...

Philippines storm: Tembin strengthens to typhoon
United Press International - 2017-12-24
Richard Gordon, CEO of the Philippine Red Cross had earlier tweeted 156 people ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy ...

What happened in 2017? The South remembers
Philstar - 2017-12-24
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Southerners will remember 2017 as the year violent religious extremists espousing an extreme kind of Islam that moderate Muslims detest came to fore. There are at least five groups now of violent religious extremists in ...

Winners and losers: How the TRAIN law affects rich, poor Filipinos
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines (Originally published on December 22) -- During his first state of the nation address, President Rodrigo Duterte promised a "simpler" and "fairer" tax reform program, and he delivered after he signed a new law that overhauls ...

Agri sector reels from P1-B typhoon damage
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The cost of damage to agriculture in areas affected by tropical depression Urduja has reached P1 billion, with the crops sector sustaining the most damage, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. An updated report from the DA ...

Waste money
Philstar - 2017-12-24
HIDDEN AGENDA By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 24, 2017 - 12:00am The fact that a provincial airport that is just 30 kilometers away from an existing one in the same province or about 30 minutes away will be built using the ...

5 die as worker runs amuck in Tarlac
Philstar - 2017-12-23
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga , Philippines -- A poultry farm worker went on a hacking rampage in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Capas, Tarlac on Thursday, killing four persons and wounding three others before allegedly taking his own life. Unesco Tee, 50, one of ...

Dump truck falls into ravine; 1 dead, 3 hurt
Philstar - 2017-12-23
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan , Philippines -- A person died and three others were seriously injured when a dump truck fell into a 30-meter ravine in Sitio Bowalan, Barangay Poblacion, Kibungan, Benguet on Friday. Jonathan Dulay was pronounced dead on ...

At least 75 dead, 58 missing in Philippines tropical storm
United Press International - 2017-12-23
In its 8 p.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.

BSP eases forex rules further
Inquirer - 2017-12-23
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has further eased foreign exchange rules, specifically on those involving private sector loans that finance projects aimed at boosting the economy. "The prior BSP approval requirement for purely private sector loans (that ...

An industry insider just blew the lid off the racket that makes American drugs so expensive
Business Insider - 2017-12-23
On a private Bank of America conference call, one healthcare industry insider explained how secret relationships within the industry contributed to the high cost of pharmaceuticals. The relationships he described included a bunch of players, such as ...

The Twilight Effect: Is That What People Saw After The SpaceX Rocket Launch?
Forbes - 2017-12-23
When people see an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) in the sky it evokes all sorts of speculation, however, there is nothing in the definition of UFO that immediately says "alien." UFO just means you cannot identify an object that is flying. Around ...

Theranos is gearing up for a rebound with $100 million to get it through 2018
Business Insider - 2017-12-23
Theranos has raised $100 million in secured debt financing, according to an investor letter reviewed by Business Insider. The funding is the first for the embattled blood testing company since March 2015. In the letter, Theranos outlined its plans for ...

Why Products Designed By Women Are The Next Big Thing
Forbes - 2017-12-23
Danielle Kayembe is a futurist and the founder of GreyFire Advisory. While such observations may seem negative, Kayembe posits there is a huge, untapped potential in the market for women-centered innovation (WCI): products and services that are not just ...

BSP opens on Tuesday to enable swap of old bills
Philstar - 2017-12-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is opening its doors on Tuesday despite the suspension of work in government offices to accommodate the exchange of old bills demonetized more than five months ago. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla ...

ADB bats for road star rating system in Asia Pacific
Philstar - 2017-12-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is backing the use of road star ratings - an international road safety standard - to guide the design of road infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific region. In an entry on the Asian ...

Coffee board seeks talks with DTI on imports issue
Philstar - 2017-12-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) is seeking an audience with Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez to discuss concerns of local coffee roasters, particularly the growing competition with imported brands. PCBI founding trustee Guillermo ...

Making thoughtful software design a mainstream business practice
ZDNet - 2017-12-23
When it comes to software design, perhaps a plumber can help enlighten organizations a bit. As developer-advocate Mat Ryer spelled out in a recent post, a plumber looking at the all-too-complicated handiwork underneath his sink summed up the problem in a ...

DENR surpasses goals in environment program
Philstar - 2017-12-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has surpassed its targets even before 2017 ends. "As early as October, we have already met and exceeded our annual targets in most of the program activities, with ...

Nearly Dying In Childbirth: Why Preventable Complications Are Growing In U.S.
WSHU Public Radio - 2017-12-23
Terlizzi co-founded the National Accreta Foundation, which works to prevent deaths caused ... a maternal health expert who directs the Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The U.S. government, which stopped ...

Turkey-PHL friendship benefits Manileños
Business Mirror - 2017-12-23
In Photo: Volunteer doctors and city health personnel attend to residents of Manila during the Tikalusugan Medical Mission held at Moises Salvador Elementary School on December 2. THOUSANDS of residents from Tondo in Manila have again benefited from the ...

DOJ issues lookout bulletin vs. Aquino, ex-Cabinet Secretaries over Dengvaxia controversy
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) -- The Justice Department has issued an immigration lookout bulletin for former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and other ex-Cabinet Secretaries after parents of children administered the Dengvaxia vaccine ...

DOTr orders probe of capsized motor vehicle
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- The Transportation Department ordered on Saturday an investigation of the motorized vehicle which sank off the coast of Quezon province, which left at least five passengers dead. "We want this latest incident ...

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte confirms one body recovered from mall fire
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte confirms that one body has been recovered from the New City Commercial Center (NCCC), which was hit by a fire Saturday. The Mayor said this during a press conference Sunday.

Robredo's Christmas message: Remember victims of Marawi conflict
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- In her Christmas message Sunday, Vice President Leni Robredo reminded the public to remember those affected by the Marawi crisis. "Sa kabila ng kasaganahan at kasiyahan, alalahanin natin ang mga kapatid ...

SWS: Most adult Filipinos expect 'happy holidays' in 2017
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- Three out of four, or 77 percent of adult Filipinos are expecting a happy Christmas this year, a survey from a private pollster showed. The Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results issued Saturday said ...

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