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NDF calls on supporters to step up militant action vs. Duterte's order
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- The National Democratic Front (NDF) on Wednesday called on its supporters to step up militant actions against the government proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New ...

Defense insiders are pushing a nonlethal microwave missile that they say could stop North Korea's launches in their tracks
Business Insider - 2017-12-07
Military and government officials are pushing a nonlethal missile that proponents say could shut down a North Korean missile launch in its tracks. The missile uses readily available technology, but politicians have criticized the Pentagon for being slow to ...

Roadshow takes aim at HD Subs streaming app
ZDNet - 2017-12-06
Village Roadshow targets 40 sites for piracy website blocking Village Roadshow's new five-point plan for combating copyright infringement includes site blocking, suing infringers, and a 'major PR campaign' as it aims to block 40 more websites that it says ...

New TPLEx section opened
Inquirer - 2017-12-06
San Miguel Corp.-backed Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) opened a new section in Pangasinan yesterday, bringing it closer to full completion by mid-2019. This followed the issuance of a toll operation permit by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB ...

Rain or Shine on the rise
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-12-06
THE right mixture of youthful exuberance and veteran grit might be the one Rain or Shine is looking for heading to the coming 43rd season of the Philippine Basketball Association. Not finding much success the past season, the Elasto Painters have tweaked ...

Napping on the job may be a game changer for our sleep-deprived nation
Chicago Tribune - 2017-12-06
President Donald Trump prides himself on getting by with just four or five hours of sleep at night, which leaves him plenty of time early in the morning to scan cable TV news and tweet before going to work. During last year's rough-and-tumble campaign, he ...

Planned coal tax hike seen harming manufacturing sector
Inquirer - 2017-12-06
Hitting a 10-percent growth next year would be a major challenge to the manufacturing sector if a significantly higher coal excise tax would be imposed, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said. Lopez said the Senate proposal to raise the coal excise ...

Man, 79, commits suicide
Philstar - 2017-12-06
BANI, Pangasinan, Philippines -- A man reportedly drank pesticide at his house in Barangay San Jose in this town on Tuesday. Crisenciano Sarmiento Jr., 79, was still holding the bottle of the pesticide when his daughter Emily, 44, arrived home from the ...

November inflation eases to 3.3%
Inquirer - 2017-12-06
Inflation slightly eased to 3.3 percent in November on slower increases of food prices and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Tuesday said it expected to hit the 3.2-percent forecast for the year. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the rate ...

Government boosts infra spending 18% in Oct
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Government spending on infrastructure projects went up to P51.5 billion in October this year, data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) showed. Based on the DBM's National Government Disbursement Performance report ...

Cebu Landmasters, Ascott ink management deal
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) has signed another serviced residence management agreement with The Ascott Limited. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), CLI said it signed its third agreement with Ascott for "lyf ...

Foreign chambers urge Congress to speed up passage of traffic bill
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Further feeling the impact of the worsening traffic gridlock this holiday season, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) in the Philippines urged Congress yesterday to speed up the passage of the proposed Traffic and Congestion Crisis Act.

Philippines, China make progress in resolving trade discrepancy
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The discrepancy in trade figures between China and the Philippines has been declining in recent years but remains substantial, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the estimated ...

Amazon Prime Video is finally available for Apple TV
Business Insider - 2017-12-06
Amazon Prime Video is now available for download on Apple TV. Users can stream free shows and movies with an Amazon Prime subscription and also watch movies rented or purchased from Amazon. Amazon Prime Video was one of the last big streaming content ...

What it was like to work at startups in 2017, according to over 850 founders surveyed by a top VC firm
Business Insider - 2017-12-06
The tech bubble isn't going to burst anytime soon, at least according to the majority of venture-backed startup founders interviewed by the venture-capital firm First Round for its annual State of Startups Survey. This year, the VC firm surveyed nearly 900 ...

With a doctor and a plan, type 2 diabetes can be reversed, study shows
United Press International - 2017-12-06
Dec. 6 (UPI) --New research suggests type 2 diabetes can be reversed in less than a year with the help of a doctor and a weight loss plan. "These findings are very exciting. They could revolutionize the way type 2 diabetes is treated," Newcastle professor ...

Interview: Roche to seize leap-frog opportunity in lung cancer
Reuters - 2017-12-06
LONDON (Reuters) - After lagging rivals in cancer immunotherapies, Swiss drugmaker Roche hopes to leap-frog into the lead in the biggest market, tackling previously untreated lung cancer. "We have a real chance to be at the forefront here," Chief ...

Ormoc city gets blue certification from ombudsman
Philstar - 2017-12-06
ORMOC CITY, Philippines -- The Business, Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) of this city has received a blue certification from the Office of the Ombudsman, making it the first city in Western Visayas to receive the recognition. The ombudsman said Ormoc ...

Strong quake jolts Eastern Visayas
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rattled parts of Eastern Visayas yesterday, but authorities said no damage or injuries were reported. The tremor, which occurred at about 10:48 a.m., was felt at Intensity 5 - classified as ...

3 slain in shootings
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Three persons, including two suspects, were gunned down in Bulacan, Quezon and Pangasinan on Tuesday. Two unidentified motorcycle riders refused to pull over at a checkpoint in Barangay Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan at around 11:45 p.m ...

Sandigan affirms raps vs ex-Rizal governor over fertilizer scam
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has denied the motion of former Rizal governor Casimiro Ynares Jr. to dismiss the four graft cases filed against him in connection with the fertilizer fund scam. In a 14-page resolution released yesterday, the anti ...

Red tide alert up in 5 provinces
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The coastal waters in five provinces in Luzon and the Visayas remain positive for red tide toxin, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). In its latest bulletin, the BFAR said shellfish gathered from Irong ...

2 teens raped in Cagayan
Philstar - 2017-12-06
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- Two teenagers, aged 14 and 15, were allegedly raped in Gattaran, Cagayan last week. Reports reaching the provincial police office yesterday showed that the victims were walking in Barangay Centro on Nov. 28 on their way ...

Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment: U.S.
Yahoo News - 2017-12-06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to ...

Mozilla and Yahoo are suing each over Firefox's default search engine
Mashable - 2017-12-06
In yet another tech battle of the titans, Mozilla and Oath are suing each other over a contract that set Yahoo as the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser. SEE ALSO: Firefox just released a new ultra-fast web browser to take on Google ...

This 'WarGames' reboot rethinks Cold War-era sci-fi as a YA take on 'Homeland'
Mashable - 2017-12-06
The classic line "Would you like to play a game?" takes on a whole new meaning in a WarGames reboot conceived by Sam Barlow. The Her Story creator describes the reboot -- officially titled #WarGames -- as an "experimental interactive series." He's ...

DOJ to ask court's approval to declare CPP-NPA a terror group
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- The Justice Department will file a petition before a regional court to declare the communist party and its armed wing a terrorist organization. In a text message on Wednesday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano ...

Watch: Video Shows Northern Lights From International Space Station
International Business Times - 2017-12-06
An astronaut released gorgeous footage Tuesday of an aurora while aboard the International Space Station. Italian astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, shared time-lapse footage of the light show on his Facebook page along with other galactic wonders. Nespoli, along ...

Government has spent P3 B for Dengvaxia
Philstar - 2017-12-06
CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines -- Since the Department of Health (DOH) has spent P3 billion of P3.5 billion for its controversial anti-dengue vaccination program, it now seeks to negotiate with French manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur for still unused ...

This is not the end, this is just the beginning
Philstar - 2017-12-06
NEGOSYO KAPATID: Angat Lahat By Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 7, 2017 - 12:00am The year 2017 is on its last few days and as we close the year, we cannot help but look back on how wonderful the year has been. I remember last ...

Lawmaker seeks lower pass-on system loss charges
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for a law that aims to reduce the amount of system loss charges electricity companies are allowed to pass on to consumers in their monthly bills. The lawmaker has filed Senate Bill 1623, otherwise ...

BSP chief douses overheating fears
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. has likened the Philippine economy to a "race car" engine as he doused anew concerns about overheating. "We are talking careful preparation, regular tune-ups and ...

Mad Max, Manila version
Philstar - 2017-12-06
EYES WIDE OPEN By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 7, 2017 - 12:00am The decrepit owner type jeepney in the middle of the muddy lot looked like it was going to fall apart. So when the burly man with the bulging tummy asked me to get ...

Just all talk on SME growth (part 2)
Philstar - 2017-12-06
BIZLINKS By Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 7, 2017 - 12:00am Philippine small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need better linkages to foreign markets, exporters and middlemen to grow their business in the global environment, but ...

Coal tax threatens manufacturing resurgence
Philstar - 2017-12-06
"We now enjoy this rare opportunity when our country is catching the eye of international business community, so let us not rock the boat, as it were, by tinkering and erroneously demeaning the impact of any increase in our power cost," Barcelon sai

New Jersey Seeks Stricter Limit on Chemical in Drinking Water
New York Times - 2017-12-06
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- It has been nearly 20 years since a hazardous class of chemicals found in common consumer products like nonstick cookware and mattresses was manufactured in the United States, but it is still present in drinking water. Now, New ...

House Speaker trusts Solicitor-General to be impartial on Marcos wealth
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- House Speaker Pantaleon "Bebot" Alvarez trusts the government's lawyer will be impartial in handling cases surrounding the Marcos family's ill-gotten wealth. Alvarez was responding to concern that Solicitor ...

EXCLUSIVE: House Speaker says there's probable cause to impeach Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- House hearings have shown probable cause in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the House Speaker said Thursday. "Yung mga nanunuod tayo ng committee hearings, and palagay ko naman ...

CPP-NPA terrorist status moves forward with Justice Department's order
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- The Justice Secretary on Wednesday ordered the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) to file a petition to recognize the declaration of the country's communist party and its armed wing as a terrorist ...

Amid Puerto Rico Disaster, Hospital Ship Admitted Just 6 Patients a Day
New York Times - 2017-12-06
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- For an overburdened pediatrician trying to care for a child who was in pain, needed hip surgery, and was displaced from his home in the wake of Hurricane Maria, it seemed a godsend -- a modern military hospital ship sent from its berth ...

32 Practical Feng Shui tips for your home
Inquirer - 2017-12-06
Feng Shui, literally meaning "wind-water," is a combination of Chinese philosophy and space planning. While it may seem questionable to scientific minds, many of its principles adhere to good architecture. Incorporating elements of Feng Shui in a space ...

Chinese firm keen on expanding in Philippines
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-06
A HAINAN-BASED conglomerate is looking into building a petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing facility in the Philippines ... strong confidence on the business environment stability during the Duterte administration," Mr. Lopez said.

Lessons from millennial corporate leaders
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-06
I learned three main things by listening to the panel, which was ably moderated by Anna Licaros, country head of regulatory compliance at Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp. First is that investing in understanding millennials will pay off for business ...

LRT-1 operator names Alfonso as new president
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-06
LIGHT RAIL Manila Corp. (LRMC) on Wednesday said it has appointed Juan F. Alfonso as its president and chief executive officer to replace Rogelio L. Singson. In a statement, LRMC, which operates and maintains Light Rail Transit Line 1, said Mr. Alfonso ...

Health Department to return ?1.4 billion worth of Dengvaxia vaccines
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- More than ?1 billion worth of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine will be returned to the manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. "Whatever remaining vaccines DOH has must ...

NDF to ask courts to stop arrest of freed peace talk consultants
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- The National Democratic Front (NDF) on Thursday said it will ask courts to stop the arrest of their consultants who were freed following President Rodrigo Duterte's termination of peace talks between the ...

WHO denies giving DOH advice to use Dengvaxia
Business Mirror - 2017-12-06
The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that it did recommend the inclusion of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine in the immunization program of countries for dengue. The French maker of the vaccine, Sanofi Pasteur, meanwhile, said in a ...

Cuba health attack victims show brain abnormalities, doctors say
CBS News - 2017-12-06
Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned. It's the most ...

Business processing group backs Senate version of tax reform package
Inquirer - 2017-12-06
The IT-Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) backed the recently passed Senate version of the first tax reform package. The organization found the much needed legislative support to keep the tax perks that are crucial to stay competitive.

Special Report: Inmate deaths reveal 'torturous' use of Tasers
StreetInsider - 2017-12-06
But the Taser was listed as a cause or contributing factor in more than a quarter of the 84 inmate deaths in which the news agency obtained autopsy findings. Of the 104 inmates who died, just two were armed. A third were in handcuffs or other restraints ...

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