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Almost 17,000 stranded in ports -- Coast Guard
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-17
In its 2:40 p.m. advisory, the PCG reported that 16,996 passengers were stranded, while 1,575 rolling cargoes, 118 vessels, and 34 motor bancas were halted from sailing due to inclement weather. Ports and bays affected by the advisory were from Central ...

Pagasa: New tropical depression to enter PAR on Dec. 20
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-17
Residents of the Visayas and Mindanao should brace for another weather disturbance, a new tropical depression that is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, Dec. 20, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical ...

4 Calabarzon mayors lose control over cops
Philstar - 2017-12-17
Roderick Alcala of Lucena in Quezon, Caesar Perez (Los Baños, Laguna); Bruno Ramos (Bay, Laguna), and Juan Toreja (Ibaan, Batangas) were stripped of their National Police Commission deputation under Resolution 2017-611 issued last Nov. 29, Ronald ...

6 dead, 3 hurt in road mishaps
Philstar - 2017-12-17
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- Six persons, including three police officers, died in road accidents in Cagayan and Ilocos Sur in the past two days. Police Officers 1 Ben Jay Keith Pursen, Jesmonde Basiag and Daryll James Galario were declared dead on ...

Baguio temperature drops to 11.5° C
Philstar - 2017-12-17
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Mornings in this city get colder. From 12.8 degrees Celsius on Friday, the temperature dropped to 11.5 degrees Celsius yesterday. Catholic devotees braved the cold weather and trooped to the Baguio Cathedral and other churches ...

Power outage to hit Pangasinan
Philstar - 2017-12-17
BINMALEY, Pangasinan, Philippines -- Parts of Pangasinan will experience a power interruption today, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines announced yesterday. The power outage from 7 a.m. till noon will affect the areas being serviced by the ...

Engineer, tailor shot dead
Philstar - 2017-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Two persons were gunned down in Pangasinan and Laguna, respectively, on Friday. Engineer Benjamin Saringan, 63, a resident of Barangay Maniboc in Lingayen, was having a drinking spree with his friends when an unidentified man ...

NDRRMC: At least three dead, including two-year-old boy due to #UrdujaPH
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 16) -- At least three people are dead, including a two-year-old boy, as tropical storm Urduja battered Eastern Visayas, national disaster management officials said Saturday. One died in a landslide in Biliran ...

Obama got solid support from Asian-Americans
Global Nation - 2017-12-17
In one potential reason behind support for Obama, Asian-Americans were supportive of his signature legislative achievement, with 60 percent saying that the government had a role to play in ensuring access to health care. At least five Americans of Asian or ...

Meralco Powergen taps Irish firm as O&M partner for Atimonan coal plant
Philstar - 2017-12-17
Full capacity of the Atimonan project will be sold to Meralco under a 20-year PSA. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

ABS-CBN to lure more mobile subscribers via exclusive shows
Philstar - 2017-12-17
ABS-CBN, which is primarily engaged in television, radio broadcasting and production of programs, launched its mobile business in 2013 through a partnership with Globe Telecom Inc. Under the partnership, Globe provides the capacity and coverage on its ...

AboitizPower breaks ground for P1.7-B Bineng plant
Philstar - 2017-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Aboitiz Power Corp. has commenced the P1.7-billion expansion of its 25-year-old run-of-river hydropower plant in La Trinidad, Benguet, which is slated for completion by 2019. Hedcor Inc., a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power which operates ...

ADB strengthens microfinance guarantee
Philstar - 2017-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised the funding for its microfinance guarantee and risk-sharing program by an additional $100 million to extend its coverage across the Asia and Pacific region. The multilateral bank ...

DOT inks marketing deal with Singapore air carrier
Philstar - 2017-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing to boost marketing initiatives to the Indian market as it inks an agreement with a Singaporean air carrier. Earlier this week, the tourism department signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA ...

Practices, remedies to avoid COA disallowances
Philstar - 2017-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Many public officials and even private entities dealing with government get into trouble due to their COA disallowances. To address the clamor of officials in national government agencies, LGUs and GOCCs, the Center for Global Best ...

Rizal and why it makes for a good home location
Inquirer - 2017-12-17
The daily grind of big city living is often chaotic, enough to make us turn our gaze outward to the laid-back and postcard-perfect provinces that line the border of Metro Manila. The impulse to move to calmer pastures, however, is often immediately ...

PAL adds flights from Clark
Inquirer - 2017-12-17
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is adding new routes for its Clark International Airport hub in Pampanga. PAL has either launched or is about to open new destinations to Bacolod, Tagbilaran, Cagayan de Oro and Virac via Clark, which is gaining ...

Nature at the core of every home
Inquirer - 2017-12-17
Life becomes more meaningful when you have a home. It gets even better when you know that you are coming home to the ones you love. There are communities where love grows amid the lushness of the environment, as well as communities that work around nature ...

When kids run amok in your home
Inquirer - 2017-12-17
When a child joins your family, child-proofing your home becomes essential. A house full of modern features and designer furniture often turns into a dangerous area for children. Corners and shelves pose potential accidents. Balconies and staircases become ...

Sweet holiday treat
Inquirer - 2017-12-17
Christmas is the perfect time for families and friends to spend some quality time together and reconnect. While the season may bring its own hassles and mayhem, it all boils down to being able to have that much needed time to catch up among loved ones.

Baguio church goers brave 11.5-degree cold at start of Misa de Gallo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-16
The chilly weather, which lasts until late February, draws as many as 500,000 tourists to the Summer Capital. The number could even double, according to local officials, with the opening of the Pozorrubio exit at the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway ...

The paradox of cloud data: it saves money, but can be costly, too
ZDNet - 2017-12-16
Let's face it. The cloud has the potential for creating many new silos, some which may prove to be more costly and insidious than the on-premises systems they replace. Enterprises may end up paying endless subscription fees for data and applications hardly ...

Rep. Richard Garin denies pressuring Ubial to buy more Dengvaxia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-16
ILOILO CITY -- Iloilo Rep. Oscar "Richard" Garin Jr., an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte and husband of former Health Secretary Janette Garin, denied on Saturday that he pressured former Health Secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial to buy more of the ...

A bombshell letter charges that Uber hacked into competitors' networks and wiretapped people at a hotel
Business Insider - 2017-12-16
Travis Kalanick, Uber's former CEO. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images A letter has been made public that alleges Uber "fraudulently impersonates riders and drivers on competitor platforms, hacks into competitor networks, and conducts unlawful ...

Released letter details alleged misconduct by Uber
United Press International - 2017-12-16
Dec. 16 (UPI) --The judge in a lawsuit by Waymo against Uber released a letter by the attorney for a former Uber security analyst who accuses his former employer of illegal activities. On Friday in San Francisco, federal District Judge William Alsup ...

Apple has a history of choosing cash over startups
TechCrunch - 2017-12-16
Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase. More posts by this contributor: Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items The state of the unicorn Apple has more cash than any other technology company on the planet.

Urduja slightly weakens as it moves over Samar
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 16) -- Tropical Storm "Urduja" (international name: Kai-tak) has slightly weakened though still bringing rain as moves over the province of Samar. The storm which has picked up speed and is traveling at 13 ...

The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek life
Yahoo News - 2017-12-16
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on a grand jury report on excessive drinking in Penn State's fraternity system (all times local): 1 p.m. Penn State says it is committed to promoting safety and accountability in fraternities as it responds to a grand ...

Police on alert for possible NPA attacks
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is guarding against possible offensives of the New People's Army (NPA), ahead of the 49th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). In a press ...

PH to hold 'grand summit' to fight fake news
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) -- The discussion on fake news is about to get bigger, as the country is slated to hold its first information summit in 2018. "This will be the first grand - grand in a sense na malaking information summit po ...

Narrower current account deficit seen in 2017
Inquirer - 2017-12-16
The current account swung to a surplus of $28 million by end-September as net receipts in services tempered the widening trade-in-goods deficit. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data released Friday showed the nine-month current account level was a ...

Public storm signals lifted in some areas as 'Urduja' slightly weakens
Philstar - 2017-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Warning signals in some areas have been lifted after Tropical Storm Urduja slightly weakened while traversing Visayas, the state weather bureau reported Saturday. According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

'Urduja' makes landfall in Eastern Samar
Philstar - 2017-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical storm Urduja on Saturday afternoon has made landfall in San Policarpio, Eastern Samar. In its 2 p.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration tracked the center of ...

3 dead, 6 missing hours before Urduja's landfall
Philstar - 2017-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Three persons were reported dead while six were missing in Visayas hours before Tropical Storm Urduja make a landfall on Saturday afternoon. This was according to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Executive ...

Woman charged with drug trafficking, unlicensed guns in Maguindanao
Philstar - 2017-12-16
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency filed on Friday criminal cases against a 47-year-old woman detained for possession of P75,000 worth of shabu and unlicensed firearms, a PDEA official said Saturday. Suspect Vicky ...

New Optical Medium Could Make Internet Thousand Times Faster: Study
International Business Times - 2017-12-16
The world is clinging onto every word of the net neutrality debate. The United States government chose to repeal net neutrality laws and this will give companies power to provide higher speeds to internet content they like and slowing down content they don ...

AboitizPower unit inks supply deal with co-op
Inquirer - 2017-12-16
Hedcor was also chosen by Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperatives 1 and 2, Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative ... These power plants are spread out in Davao City (five), Davao del Sur (four), Benguet (11), Mountain Province (one) and Ilocos Sur ...

UBS economist: Peso may slide to 54:$1 by end-2018
Inquirer - 2017-12-16
The peso could further weaken against the dollar to a fragile P54:$1 by end-2018 all the way to 2019, a top economist from UBS said. Edward Teather, senior US economist for Southeast Asia, said rising US interest rates could put more pressure on the local ...

Fewer jobless Pinoys noted in September
Inquirer - 2017-12-16
There were fewer Filipinos without jobs in September just but optimism over the availability of jobs in the next 12 months dropped, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The Sept. 23-27 survey found joblessness at 18.9 percent, or an ...

Christmas chill brings tourists to Baguio
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-16
The temperature, registered at 6 a.m. on Friday, was a significant drop from the 14.2 degrees Celsius recorded on Wednesday and Thursday morning, according Eugene Ventura, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

My family is grief-stricken
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-12-16
I have 2 children who are still dependent on me, the first one, a boy is in college and the youngest, a girl, is in high school. Our home has never been the same again. It seems like the light has gone, the once cheerful place has been muted. Thank God I ...

Provincial council declares Northern Samar in state of calamity
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-16
The tropical storm remained almost stationary in its track, bringing persistent rains while moving toward the Visayas, the state weather bureau said. /jpv Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles ...

Maybank Philippines showcases CSR journey in ASEAN with R.I.S.E. Program
Inquirer - 2017-12-16
We believe that in helping all segments of the community to gain financial independence, we can contribute to the overall prosperity and sustainability of society." Maybank Philippines has been operating in the country for 20 years since 1997.

Hoo-boy! This damning Uber letter is a wild ride
Mashable - 2017-12-16
The disasters that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick left in his wake at his popular ride-hailing app company was one of this year's biggest tech industry stories. Now, as we wrap up the year, Uber (through a court case) has gifted us a letter detailing many ...

Taking the lead through innovation
Inquirer - 2017-12-16
The move may have seemed like a long shot, but the president of Empire East Land Holdings Inc. took a stab at it. "Those were very difficult years and nobody was launching new projects (during the Asian financial crisis). We felt that we needed to ...

Google Chrome now lets you mute those annoying autoplay videos
Mashable - 2017-12-15
Google Chrome just made surfing the web way less annoying. Chrome developers announced Thursday that the newest Chrome update, Chrome 64 Beta, will allow you to mute annoying autoplay videos. This is one of several features intended to help users ...

Taking the lead through innovation
Inquirer - 2017-12-15
The move may have seemed like a long shot, but the president of Empire East Land Holdings Inc. took a stab at it. "Those were very difficult years and nobody was launching new projects (during the Asian financial crisis). We felt that we needed to ...

Nature at the core of every home
Inquirer - 2017-12-15
Life becomes more meaningful when you have a home. It gets even better when you know that you are coming home to the ones you love. There are communities where love grows amid the lushness of the environment, as well as communities that work around nature ...

Rizal and why it makes for a good home location
Inquirer - 2017-12-15
The daily grind of big city living is often chaotic, enough to make us turn our gaze outward to the laid-back and postcard-perfect provinces that line the border of Metro Manila. The impulse to move to calmer pastures, however, is often immediately ...

Sweet holiday treat
Inquirer - 2017-12-15
Christmas is the perfect time for families and friends to spend some quality time together and reconnect. While the season may bring its own hassles and mayhem, it all boils down to being able to have that much needed time to catch up among loved ones.

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