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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 ...

Queena Lee-Chua to launch family business book
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Family businesses constitute anywhere from 80 to 90 percent of businesses in the Philippines, yet many are plagued with problems. But family businesses can succeed despite the odds, according to expert Dr. Queena N. Lee-Chua. Lee-Chua has been writing ...

Sun Life crowdsourcing financial literacy boosters
Inquirer - 2017-12-10
They also work with nongovernment organizations such as Children of Asia Philippines for a comprehensive education sponsorship program for elementary and high school students in ... would be aligning itself with the National Economic and Development ...

LOOK: Groups gather at Bonifacio Shrine on Human Rights Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-10
Undeterred by the inclement weather, thousands of protesters from various sectors gathered at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila on Sunday to celebrate the International Human Rights Day and to decry the alleged deterioration of human rights under President ...

Dangerous winds persist as wildfires roar in California
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-10
The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions. Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture ...

Rape victim found dead
Philstar - 2017-12-10
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- A girl believed to be raped was found dead in Binangonan, Rizal on Friday afternoon. The body of the still unidentified victim was found covered with grass in Sitio Pandayan, Barangay Batingan at around 12:15 p.

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It
New York Times - 2017-12-10
This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization. Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly ...

Farmers fight back
Philstar - 2017-12-10
HIDDEN AGENDA By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 10, 2017 - 12:00am Sen. Manny Pacquiao is about to face what could probably be one of his toughest fights. Just recently, Pacquiao filed a bill seeking higher tax on tobacco, not ...

Auroras will soon be very rare -- but scientists are predicting a big comeback
Business Insider - 2017-12-10
The Aurora Australis on June 25, 2017, as seen from the International Space Station. NASA First, the bad news for stargazers: Auroras are going dark in many parts of the world. The number of these atmospheric light shows won't bottom out for several years ...

ASEAN human rights group slams PH 'bloody war on the poor'
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- A human rights group composed of former and current Southeast Asian lawmakers called out the Philippines' "bloody war on the poor" on International Human Rights' Day Sunday. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human ...

House to resume hearing on Sereno impeachment complaint
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- The hearing on the impeachment complaint against the country's top judge will continue on Monday, the 7th day of the proceedings at the Lower House. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez told CNN Philippines on ...

32 public images in metropolitan Manila
Inquirer - 2017-12-09
Smaller and shorter than other paths on the list, Mendiola Street, houses the University Belt and is known for the strong ... through its retained architecture and old landscape. 12. The Makati central business district is the financial and business ...

PSE index surges to 8,300
Inquirer - 2017-12-09
The PSEi was lifted by the gains of URC, which rose by 5.88 percent, while Ayala Corp., GT Capital and JG Summit all firmed up by over 3 percent. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 ...

Fighting smog with architecture
Inquirer - 2017-12-09
Air quality has been steadily declining in many cities. Urbanization has given birth to smog, which is a combination of smoke and dirt particles floating in air. The Philippines, in particular, has seen its brunt. Many Filipinos today suffer from asthma ...

Report of incoming supertyphoon a hoax says Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-09
The state weather bureau on Saturday branded as hoax a report that circulated on social media claiming that a supertyphoon is heading toward the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in the next few days. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-09
Gusts of up to 64 kph (40 mph) are expected through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Containment increased Sunday on other major blazes in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties. Resources from those fires were diverted to the ...

Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam
TechCrunch - 2017-12-09
As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the company is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular app that lets people identify any song, TV show, film ...

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife
Business Insider - 2017-12-09
Photographer Paul Nicklen captured this heartbreaking scene of a starving polar bear scrounging for food on dry land. Paul Nicklen/Instagram Heartbreaking video shows a starving polar bear scavenging for food on dry land. The scene in Canada's Baffin ...

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