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Private Moon Landing Launch Will 'Definitely' Occur In 2018, Company Says
International Business Times - 2017-11-30
Moon Express Chairman Naveen Jain said Thursday that his company will "definitely" venture to the Moon in 2018. The company planned to journey to the "eighth continent" to mine material that could be beneficial natural resources of economic value.

Microsoft's Edge browsing apps generally available for iOS, Android
ZDNet - 2017-11-30
Microsoft announced in October previews of new Edge browser apps for iOS and Android. On November 30, Microsoft officials are announcing that these apps are no longer in preview and are generally available for users in select markets.. By making Edge apps ...

San Miguel to bring SEC to court over P770-million penalty
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-30
Hopefully, the court will understand and appreciate the position of the company," SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang said in a statement. The SEC alleged the diversified conglomerate failed to file SEC Form 23-A, or the Initial ...

Drone Maker D.J.I. May Be Sending Data to China, U.S. Officials Say
New York Times - 2017-11-30
A new D.J.I. product set up to help large companies, government agencies, farms and law enforcement manage drones, uploads a large amount of critical data -- like flight plans, video and location ... in China and Hong Kong. More recently, one security ...

Show business is casino business
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-30
Martin Nievera and Sharon Cuneta performed in Solaire while Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was recently staged in Resorts World Manila. THERE WAS A TIME when keeping up with the cultural zeitgeist -- specially in theater circles -- meant flying to New York or ...

Making choices: The essence of democracy
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-30
And so it is with our National Heroes Day ... Philip Ella Juico teaches in the Doctor of Business Administration program of the Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business of De La Salle University. He was Secretary of Agrarian Reform during the ...

US Q3 economic growth fastest in three years
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-30
WASHINGTON -- The US economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, notching its quickest pace in three years, buoyed by robust business spending on equipment and an accumulation of inventories. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a ...

Martial law needs to stay amid terrorists' 'massive recruitment' - officials
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 1) -- Fear of the ISIS-inspired Maute group's recruitment efforts prompts calls for the extension of martial law declaration in Mindanao. Some officials leading government efforts to rebuild war-torn Marawi on ...

Justice panel chair: Sereno took upon herself SC power
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) -- The chairman of the House justice panel said Tuesday Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno may have taken the Supreme Court's powers upon herself. "She arrogated upon herself the power which is vested in one ...

New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight
Reuters - 2017-11-30
LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers announced the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fuelling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS. The start of the three ...

TIMELINE: Dengue immunization program for public school students
Rappler - 2017-11-30
MANILA, Philippines - The moment the Department of Health (DOH) announced it would be bringing the world's first-ever dengue vaccine to the Philippines, health experts raised the alarm. They argued that launching a school-based immunization program in ...

Pharma firm issues caution on use of anti-dengue vaccine
Inquirer Technology - 2017-11-30
"We are working with health authorities to ensure that prescribers, vaccinators and patients are fully informed of the new findings, with the goal of enhancing the impact of Dengvaxia in dengue-endemic countries," said Ng. Sought for comment ...

Drug firm warns of 'severe disease' from dengue vaccine for people with no prior infection
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-30
Health authorities earlier said the vaccine would have side effects, including fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, redness and swelling. According to a study by the University of the Philippines National Institute of Health, Dengvaxia was expected to ...

Duterte orders police, military: Shoot an armed NPA rebel if you see one
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police and military to shoot armed communist rebels who will soon be declared terrorists. "They will kill you anyway. So if there is an armed NPA (New People's Army ...

Two new migraine drugs show promise in clinical trials
United Press International - 2017-11-30
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- Two new migraine drugs have shown promise in late-stage clinical trials. The drugs were designed specifically to target a pathway believed to be important in these headaches. In stage 3 clinical trials, the drugs were found to ...

Senate, House discuss disagreements in proposed 2018 budget
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) -- The bicameral conference committee met on Thursday to reconcile the versions of the Senate and House of the proposed 2018 General Appropriations Bill. Among the items on their agenda -- the P50-billion cut ...

Philippine business: Fat and lazy
Business Mirror - 2017-11-30
The past 10 years have been economically good to the Philippines. Of course, according to the Philippine bashers, that is not true. But we can forgive them for their views because it is all political spin. Income, wealth equality, jobs and poverty are ...

Cirtek pitches novelties to boost internet speed
Inquirer - 2017-11-30
Listed Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. is offering new telecommunications technology solutions following its recent acquisition of United States-based antenna solutions firm, Quintel. It said the systems to be offered, through subsidiary Cirtek Advanced ...

Zobel: As robots take over, Filipinos must learn new skills
Inquirer - 2017-11-30
Arthur Tan, CEO of Ayala-led Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. and AC Industrial Technology, said the Philippines must focus on giving R&D incentives on the product side rather than on the component side, noting this would create more value. In the ...

Militant groups slam revolutionary gov't, imperialism on Bonifacio Day
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) -- A day of ironies. This was what militant groups branded on Thursday the commemoration of the 154th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, who spearheaded a Filipino revolution against Spanish colonizers in ...

Google is being sued for allegedly planting secret cookies on 5.4 million iPhone users
Mashable - 2017-11-30
A campaigning group is suing Google on behalf of 5.4 million people over allegations that the company harvested personal information from iPhone users. SEE ALSO: Google's trying to make your job search less difficult "Google You Owe Us", led by ex-Which?

More problems for sugar?
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-11-30
A news report yesterday said that the winner of the Miss Universe 2017 tilt will come to the Philippines ... been a hot spot during national elections. And, it seems, it is still that until now. I still remember when we were in school, and elections ...

Senate OKs 2018 budget, slashes drug war funds from PNP, DILG
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- Senate on Wednesday approved its version of the P3.77-trillion 2018 budget, which slashes P1.4 billion worth of funds from anti-illegal drug projects involving police and the Interior department. With the ...

HIV advocate Pia Wurtzbach slams PDEA, media; rallies behind LGBT community
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach expressed her dismay at the government and media for exposing a drug suspect's human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status. "I understand that what the men were supposedly doing ...

Randi Zuckerberg calls out airline after passenger allegedly harasses her
CNN Money - 2017-11-30
Randi Zuckerberg says she was subjected to "lewd sexual remarks" by a man seated next to her on an Alaska Airlines flight -- and that flight attendants were aware of a pattern of inappropriate conduct by the man, but "brushed off his behavior." Zuckerberg ...

Does your credit card force you to give up your rights?
CNN Money - 2017-11-30
Choosing a credit card be overwhelming. Does it have perks? What's the APR? Is there a fee? But there's another aspect of credit cards that often goes overlooked, usually because people don't think they have much of choice: arbitration clauses. Often these ...

Sign-up pace much slower in week 4 of 2018 Obamacare enrollment
Reuters - 2017-11-29
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of people signing up for individual insurance under Obamacare slowed significantly during the fourth week of 2018 enrollment, as nearly 37 percent fewer people signed up for the healthcare plans than in the previous week, a U ...

SM, Globe team up to boost Supermall internet
Inquirer - 2017-11-29
SM Supermalls, in partnership with Globe Telecom Inc., boosts free internet services in selected SM malls nationwide starting November this year. With speedy and reliable internet connection, more shoppers and mall goers will be able to access everything ...

Apple apologizes for the bug that let anyone log into a Mac with a blank password
Business Insider - 2017-11-29
Apple released a fix for an embarrassing Mac bug on Wednesday. The bug would let anyone log into an up-to-date Mac with the username "root" and a blank password. The patch is available to download now and Apple said that the fix will be automatically ...

Uber's new CEO says he banned employees from using secure messaging apps for Uber business
Mashable - 2017-11-29
Uber's new CEO has been trying to clean-up the mess cofounder Travis Kalanick left behind. One sweeping change was a total crackdown on secure messaging apps when it comes to business matters. SEE ALSO: Uber is raising the saddest $10 billion in funding ...

Metal production up 6% from Jan-Sept
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Metal production rose six percent to P81 billion in first nine months of the year due to the continued improvement of prices in the world market, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said. The aggregate value of metal production ...

BSP cuts TDF volume for 4th straight month
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) slashed the volume of the term deposit auction facility for the fourth time in as many months amid the thinning excess liquidity in the financial system. Starting Dec. 6, the issue size of term ...

ODA deal with Japan eyed for MRT-3
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking into a government-to-government (G2G) official development assistance (ODA) agreement with Japan within the year to tap the services of Sumitomo Corp. and technical partner ...

The Big John
Philstar - 2017-11-29
EYES WIDE OPEN By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 30, 2017 - 12:00am When taipan John Gokongwei, dapper in a dark suit and an elegant red and white tie, received his award on Monday, the crowd of tycoons and business executives ...

Analyze info provided by militants, Philippines urged
Philstar - 2017-11-29
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Philippine security officials should analyze thoroughly all information gathered from arrested Marawi siege suspects in order to fight terrorism effectively, a Jakarta-based think-tank said yesterday. The Institute for ...

Ayala urges incentives for innovation, R&D
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Top officials of conglomerate Ayala Corp. (AC) have expressed concern about the Philippines becoming a "dumping site" of old technologies from abroad, calling instead for the creation of incentives for innovation and research ...

The Yeti of the Himalayas is probably an Asian bear, DNA shows
United Press International - 2017-11-29
Nov. 29 (UPI) --New genetic analysis suggests Asian bears help explain the myth of the Yeti. Several museums and private collections hold what is claimed to be physical evidence of the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, the mythical human-like creature believed ...

Snapchat Update: Redesign Revealed, When It Will Be Available
International Business Times - 2017-11-29
Snap Inc. announced the specifics of the redesigned app on Wednesday, the changes came following disappointing third quarter earnings posted earlier this month. The earnings prompted Snap Inc. CEO and founder Evan Spiegel to announced that the app would be ...

Philippine auto sales to hit 1 M by 2025
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine automotive sector is expected to continue revving up in terms of sales amid worries of a higher tax dampening demand starting next year. Trade Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba said vehicle sales are expected to ...

Globe, Landbank ink P7 B loan deal
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Telecom Inc. is borrowing P7 billion from state-run Land Bank of the Philippines to fund its capital expenditures. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday, Globe said it signed a seven-year P7 billion term ...

3 firms submit proposals to build $2 B LNG terminal
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has received three proposals from foreign firms to put up a $2-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said yesterday. Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), Lloyds Energy Group and ...

Duterte bats for inclusive Bangsamoro Law
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte is pushing for an inclusive Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which will address not only the injustices committed against the Muslims in Mindanao, but also the rights and interests of tribal communities and Christian ...

2 dead in road mishaps
philstar.com - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Two persons died and two others were injured in separate vehicular accidents in Metro Manila on Thursday. In Parañaque, Jessie de Castro, 14, and Jerald Feliciano, 13, were on a bicycle when they were hit by a truck driven by ...

Scientists study Earth's earliest life forms in Nevada hot spring
United Press International - 2017-11-29
Nov. 29 (UPI) --Scientists are looking to a Nevada hot spring for insights into what life was like on early Earth. The bacteria and archaea living in Nevada's Great Boiling Spring are some of the most ancient single-celled organisms on the planet.

Steroid injections to arthritic hips may lead to long-term problems
United Press International - 2017-11-29
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- They may temporarily ease pain, but new research suggests that steroid injections to arthritic hips may exacerbate bone trouble over the longer term. These injections have long been used "for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes ...

New patch could help heart attack patients with dead muscle
United Press International - 2017-11-29
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- A patch that might one day help repair heart attack damage has been developed by researchers. The patch, which consists of fully functioning artificial human heart muscle, is large enough to cover damage typically caused by a ...

Village exec held for firearms
Philstar - 2017-11-29
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- A barangay councilman was arrested by police officers who seized several firearms from his residence in Santa, Ilocos Sur on Tuesday. The raid on the house of Armando Tolentino was based on a warrant issued by Judge ...

Thief killed in shootout
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MALOLOS , Philippines -- A man accused of stealing fighting cocks was killed in an alleged encounter with police officers in Angat, Bulacan on Tuesday. The fatality, who was not immediately identified, is one of two men who barged into a gamefowl ...

2 dead in road mishaps
Philstar - 2017-11-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Two persons died in separate vehicular accidents in Pangasinan and Ilocos Norte on Tuesday. Melvin Balonzo, 19, was on a motorcycle when he hit a carabao in Barangay San Pascual, Burgos town. Balonzo reportedly lost control of the ...

Regarding independent consultants
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-29
In the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2018 survey, however, the Philippines ranked 113 th among 190 economies -- an unpleasant reflection of how tedious the registration process for a new business is. The process includes dealing with various ...

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