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No urgency on Sereno to transfer Maute cases - associate justice
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- Three Supreme Court justices said there seemed to be no urgency on the part of the Chief Magistrate to transfer the trial of Maute cases outside of Mindanao. Associate Justice Noel Tijam said he is "trying to ...

Ex-Health Secretary Ubial: I was pressured to continue dengue vaccine program
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- Former Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial on Monday said she was forced to continue carrying out the now-controversial dengue vaccination of her predecessor, Janette Garin. "People, even in Congress, told me, 'You ...

Urban condo living redefined at Zitan
Inquirer - 2017-12-11
It truly pays to study the various condo offerings in the market, and for discerning homeseekers, Zitan is the singular choice for a transit-oriented development that provides tangible value and lasting impact in terms of an everyday lifestyle of health ...

DICT, NTC preparing rules for selecting telco to compete with PLDT, Globe
Inquirer - 2017-12-11
The government is preparing guidelines to support the entry of a third player to compete with PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, the so-called telco duopoly that the Duterte administration has committed to break. Eliseo Rio Jr., acting secretary of the ...

FDI jumped 61.8% to $754 million in September
Inquirer - 2017-12-11
A 61.8-percent jump in net inflows of job-generating foreign direct investment (FDI) in September to $754 million narrowed the year-on-year decline in the nine-month tally, the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data released Monday showed.

Bitcoin tops $18,000 in debut on major bourse
Inquirer - 2017-12-11
Bitcoin surged past $18,000 after it began trading on its first major global exchange Sunday, the latest in a series of highs that have excited some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble. Trading of the controversial digital currency on a ...

Guinea pigs
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-12-11
No questions asked and I assume the teachers also rely on the words of the health personnel who are supposed to be the experts. Vaccination for kids had been going on since the end of World War II. The parents and kids know that getting the "vacuna ...

Duterte cites attacks of NPA, other terror groups in request to extend martial law in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has officially asked the House of Representatives to extend martial law in Mindanao for one more year. The House received the President's letter of request today. The President ...

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange
Philstar - 2017-12-11
CHICAGO -- The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The futures contract that expires in January surged more than $3,000 to $18,010 four ...

Ex-DOH Secretary Garin: No corruption in Dengvaxia purchase
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- Former Health Secretary Janette Garin denied allegations of corruption in the Aquino administration's P3.5 billion purchase of Dengvaxia. "Hindi ito minadali (It was not rushed). No corruption is involved ...

Secret message apps on the rise at work
CNN Money - 2017-12-11
The texts are long gone. That is becoming a more common reality in workplaces. More companies are starting to approve the use of ephemeral messaging apps like Wickr, Telegram and Vaporstream for internal communications. The tools are used for security.

It's official: Apple is buying Shazam
Business Insider - 2017-12-11
Apple has bought Shazam, one of the early hit iPhone apps. The Shazam app allows users to identify the music that's playing nearby, such as a song in a restaurant or cafe. It also had augmented reality technology and an advertising business. No price was ...

Symantec says biometrics isn't the answer for protecting against financial fraud
ZDNet - 2017-12-11
In the coming months, Australians will be able to transfer money between one another using only a mobile number or email address, with the country's New Payments Platform (NPP) allowing for the near real-time transfer of funds between bank accounts ...

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-11
Swathes of Britain were hit by the snowfall, particularly in central and western regions, according to the official weather service. Sennybridge, in Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, topped the records with 30 centimeters (12 inches), while Coleshill ...

Fullerton Health Announces Philippines Market Entry Through the Acquisition of Intellicare Group
Yahoo Finance - 2017-12-10
SINGAPORE, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Limited (Fullerton Health) today announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire a 60% stake in the Intellicare Group, one of the leading managed care providers in the ...

Cloudy with isolated rain all over on Monday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Three weather systems are seen to bring rain across the country, the state weather bureau said Monday. The tail-end of a cold front affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon will bring cloudy skies with scattered and isolated rain in the Bicol region ...

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program
Reuters - 2017-12-10
Rontgene Solante, former president of the Philippines Society for Microbiology ... In the Philippines, Dr. Antonio Gans, an epidemiologist from the University of the Philippines, led a delegation of physicians to the DOH in March 2016 where, citing ...

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program
Business Insider - 2017-12-10
Cruz city, Metro Manila Thomson Reuters By Tom Allard and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin ...

3 killed in Calabarzon shootings
Philstar - 2017-12-10
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna , Philippines -- Three men were killed in separate shootings in Cavite and Batangas on Saturday. Alfredo Mendoza was declared dead on arrival at the Western Batangas Medical Center due to gunshot wounds in the body.

3 missing fishermen rescued off Pangasinan
Philstar - 2017-12-10
INFANTA, Pangasinan , Philippines -- Three local fishermen, who were earlier reported missing after their boat capsized, were rescued in the waters off Agno town in this province yesterday morning. Roy Mas, Diosdado Gumtang and Ariel Gumtang, all of ...

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have
Business Insider - 2017-12-10
Aerobic exercise provides a ton of benefits, from a lift in mood to more toned muscles. Some of the benefits can emerge within minutes, while others might take several days or weeks to crop up. A new study suggests that aerobic exercise also changes the ...

As the federal government falters, technology is leading a rise of the rest in statehouses nationwide
TechCrunch - 2017-12-10
Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: Fighting fake news online wins these three projects ...

A Union Pacific exec told us why railroads are more high-tech than cars or planes
Business Insider - 2017-12-10
Union Pacific is using a Big Data technology to ensure that its trains operate safety and efficiently. The system is called Machine Vision. It's one of several high-tech innovations the western freight carrier is undertaking. Someday soon, all our cars ...

Microsoft's Peggy Johnson is having a spectacular career thanks to a fluke conversation she had in college
Business Insider - 2017-12-10
Peggy Johnson onstage at Business Insider's IGNITION conference. Business Insider/Michael Seto Microsoft's dealmaker Peggy Johnson studied engineering in college due to a fluke. She was a business major but when she found herself running an errand to ...

Women donate thousands of ounces of breast milk for woman battling breast cancer
Yahoo News - 2017-12-10
A breast cancer survivor organized a breast milk donation drive that has so far netted more than 4,000 ounces of breast milk for a woman diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks after giving birth. Ashli Brehm, of Omaha, Nebraska, put out a call to her ...

BSP to keep rates steady until 2018
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Think tank Capital Economics said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may keep interest rates steady until next year. Gareth Leather, senior Asia economist at Capital Economics, said the Philippines is the only country in the ...

Food firm expects strong sales of hams, cheese items
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Foodsphere Inc., one of the largest food manufacturers in the country, said it expects a double-digit growth in sales this year, underpinned by robust demand for hams and cheese products during the Christmas season. "In the midst ...

Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings
Philstar - 2017-12-10
NEW YORK (AFP) - Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others. The Cboe Futures Exchange in Chicago will open ...

DICT hopeful on deal with NGCP, TransCo for use of fiber optic cable
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is hopeful it could sign the memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) and National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) for the ...

CEB takes delivery of 62nd aircraft
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Leading carrier Cebu Pacific Air took delivery of a brand-new ATR 72-600 aircraft, bringing its total fleet size to 62 planes. This new ATR 72-600 is the eighth of the 16 firm orders CEB made with the Franco-Italian aircraft ...

Business community supports coal tax hike as milestone towards cheaper, cleaner electricity
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-10
THE SENATE has recently approved the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill. This includes a coal excise tax increase from P10 per metric ton to P100 per metric ton in the first year, P200 in the second year, and P300 in the third and next ...

Senate probers eye 3 priorities in dengue-mess inquiry
Business Mirror - 2017-12-10
Gordon said he hoped the inquiry would right away produce timely, effective interventions by health authorities to identify and safeguard the schoolchildren who fall in the class of zero negative. Meaning, they are closely monitored and quickly treated and ...

Former health official urges parents to file case against Sanofi, government
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- It's time for the parents of students who get sick because of the controversial dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, to take legal action against government officials and the drug company, a former health official said ...

Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for a year
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a letter asking Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao. "There is already a letter but I don't know if (it was) delivered already. Recommendation is one year ...

Roque: Full force of martial law to be used against NPA in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- As long as the New Pople's Army (NPA) is committing acts of rebellion in Mindanao, the full force of martial law will be used against them. This was the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque ...

Mother accuses Garin, DOH of endangering children's lives due to Dengvaxia
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- A mother whose child received the now-controversial Dengvaxia vaccine came face-to-face with the former Health Secretary who rolled out the dengue immunization program. Iris Alpay, the mother of a 12 year-old ...

Ex-Samar mayor faces raps over medicine purchase
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- A former mayor of Hinabangan, Samar is facing criminal charges over the alleged anomalous purchase of medicine in 2010 and 2011. Alejandro Abarratigue was charged with four counts of graft before the Sandiganbayan on Dec. 1.

Ayala Land mulls options for health care business
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-10
Uy. ALI, together with SSI Group, Inc. and two other foreign partners, announced its sale of FamilyMart to Mr. Uy last October, who in turn said it would complement his oil and fuel business through Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. "In the case of ...

Former DOH undersecretary: Garin, Sanofi meeting illegal
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- Former Secretary Janette Garin's meeting and arrangements with Sanofi Pasteur on distributing the controversial dengue vaccine was not only inappropriate, but also illegal, a former undersecretary said Monday.

Court junks tax evasion case vs. Napoles' daughter
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- The tax evasion case against the daughter of alleged "pork barrel queen" Janet Lim Napoles was junked, according to court records. The decision from the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) released Wednesday dismissed ...

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-10
The airports both advised passengers to contact their airlines to check their flight status ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early ...

Air Force man slain by colleague
Philstar - 2017-12-10
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- An Air Force soldier gunned down his senior colleague at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Barangay Lumbia in this city on Friday night. A police report identified the victim as S/Sgt. Renante Blanco, 39, a ...

Palace: Int'l court has no jurisdiction over PH
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque refuted Senator Leila de Lima's claims that the government is unable to probe alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs). "The point is, the ICC was never intended to be ...

World stocks rise on US jobs data, Brexit deal
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Global stocks rocketed higher Friday, with Wall Street indices ending at fresh records, following strong US jobs data and a breakthrough in Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union. Investors greeted an unusual confluence ...

Davao Occidental gets P1.8-B loan for infra projects
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has granted a P1.8-billion loan to Davao Occidental for the financing of various infrastructure and livelihood projects in the province. In a statement, DBP said it signed a P1.8-billion ...

GSIS extends P315-M emergency loan for members in Mindanao
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will extend P315 million in emergency loans to its active members and pensioners in five areas in Mindanao affected by typhoons and heavy rains. In a statement, the GSIS said it has ...

2 teachers killed in Mindoro bus accident
Philstar - 2017-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- A bus accident in Occidental Mindoro left two teachers of the University of Rizal System dead on Saturday. The victims who died in the accident were identified as Elmer Dacillo, 61, a sports director and Jonathan Penada, 51, a ...

Sun Life crowdsourcing financial literacy boosters
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
With the aid of the Maranao People Development, Inc., Sun Life Foundation is also helping Marawi City residents affected by the armed conflict. Aside from these four pillars, Narciso said the foundation would be aligning itself with the National Economic ...

Riding on the wave of entrepreneurship
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Jeff Ortega considers himself a very lucky guy, as he has found the business formula that works perfectly for him, one that lets him play with his passions: The sea and technology. The founder of La Union Surf School (LUSS) in San Juan, La Union ...

When arts, technology make a lovely pair
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Arts and technology are making a harmonious collaboration this holiday season, thanks to a partnership between Huawei Philippines and the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. (FBDC). Huawei recently introduced two new video streaming platforms in the ...

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