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Ex-Pampanga councilor shot dead
Philstar - 2017-11-17
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines -- A former municipal councilor of Pampanga was gunned down on Thursday. Emilito Yambao, 56, was about to leave his house in Purok Maligaya, Barangay San Concepcion, San Simon when motorcycle-riding men wearing masks ...

Ormoc declared drug-free
Philstar - 2017-11-17
ORMOC CITY, Philippines -- This city, which used to be called the drug capital of Eastern Visayas, has been declared as the first drug-free city in the region. Cleveland Villamor, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) officer, made the announcement as ...

10 dead in road mishaps
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Six persons died in separate road accidents in Pangasinan early yesterday and four others in Isabela and Ifugao on Thursday. Michael Angelo Manaoat, Kevin de Guzman and two others who have yet to be identified were in a Honda City ...

Batangas town mayor dismissed
Philstar - 2017-11-17
BATANGAS, Philippines -- The mayor of Malvar town in Batangas has been dismissed in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of a lot. Cristeta Reyes was found guilty of grave misconduct, the Office of the Ombudsman said in a resolution ...

Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn
New York Times - 2017-11-17
While trying to avoid alarmism, global health agencies are steadily ratcheting up concern about bird flu in Asia. Bird viruses that can infect humans -- particularly those of the H7N9 strain -- continue to spread to new cities there. Since October 2016 ...

New ground strikes vs BIFF men launched
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The military launched artillery attacks against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Carmen, North Cotabato yesterday. Capt. Nap Alcarioto, 602nd Infantry Brigade commander, said Army soldiers were joined by fighters ...

Duterte wants more areas opened up for foreign ownership
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte is expected to sign a memorandum circular directing government agencies to fasttrack the determination of other business sectors that can be opened up to foreign participation. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary ...

BOI approves P26.7 B power projects
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Board of Investments (BOI) recently approved the application of nine renewable energy projects valued at P26.7 billion. The newly approved projects qualified for incentives under the Renewable Energy Act No. 9513 which is ...

National Book Store shelves backdoor listing plan
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Book Store Group has decided to abandon plans to do a backdoor listing. Originally, the Ramos family, the owners of the NBS Group, wanted to do a backdoor listing of National Book Store in 2014 but this did not push ...

Investments in infra, social programs to sustain growth momentum -- DOF
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The economy is expected to sustain its growth momentum on the back of massive government spending on infrastructure and social protection programs, according to Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran. "Greater investments in ...

Shell income up 4% to P6.6 B
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. managed to improve its bottom line as of end-September, supported by its strong retail business segment despite lower inventory gains and a two-month refinery shutdown earlier in the year. Shell said ...

Philippine economy grows 6.9% in Q3
The Straits Times - 2017-11-17
The Philippine economy clocked year-on-year growth of 6.9 per cent in the third quarter, on the back of robust expansion in the industrial and service sectors. This made the Philippines the second-fastest-growing economy in Asia, behind only Vietnam, which ...

AgriNurture income doubles in 9 months
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture trading firm AgriNurture Inc. almost doubled its net income for the nine-month period on the back of higher sales. In a regulatory filing, the company said it earned P14.5 million in January to September as consolidated ...

Apple's First-Ever Diversity VP Resigns After Less Than A Year
ibtimes.com - 2017-11-17
Denise Young Smith, Apple's first-ever vice president of inclusion and diversity, resigned from her position after less than a year, according to reports Thursday. Smith, who had been with Apple since 1997, was set to exit the company by the end of the year.

Twitter gives neo-Nazis, racists Dec. 18 deadline--and could then kick them out entirely
Mashable - 2017-11-17
Twitter is cracking down on hate speech and not just by looking at its own site. In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user's behavior "on and off the platform" and will suspend a ...

Office workers say they want more time standing, doing physical activity
United Press International - 2017-11-17
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- People with desk jobs want to move more, a new study suggests. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate how long desk-based workers actually want to sit, stand, walk and be physically active," said study lead ...

Boeing to upgrade B-52 bombers for U.S. Air Force
United Press International - 2017-11-17
Nov. 17 (UPI) --The Boeing Co. has been awarded a modified contract for 10-full-rate production combat network communication technology upgrade kits for B-52 bombers. The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $23.8 ...

Metro Pacific to ramp up water business expansion
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-17
In waste water solutions, MetroPac Water holds 65% of Ecosystem Technologies International, Inc. MPIC is one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc. Hastings Holdings ...

Andanar: Mocha Uson Senate win a 'no-brainer'
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) -- Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson will win if she runs in the 2019 senatorial race, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Saturday. "Kung winnability lang ang pag-usapan or 'yung the ...

Netizens react to Mocha Uson's possible senatorial bid
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) -- Netizens can't stop talking about Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, who might run for senator in 2019. The hashtag #PlatapormaNiMocha trended on Twitter Friday night, after House Speaker ...

The super popular 'Overwatch' hoodies from Jinx are coming back, with new ones in 2018
Mashable - 2017-11-17
Great news, Blizzard fans: The so-hot-it-crashed-the-website-all-day "Ultimate" Overwatch hoodies from Jinx are coming back, and a second wave is coming in 2018. Starting Nov. 20, the first wave of character-specific Overwatch hoodies from Jinx ...

Saudi prince's power play is more than just a purge
United Press International - 2017-11-17
Adel Fakeih the minister of economy and planning and formerly of Health and Labor had also remained the mayor ... Did Trump's charm offensive work in the Philippines? 3 days ago ago Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Donald J. Trump is wrapping up a whirlwind ...

UnitedHealthcare Motion adds Samsung, Garmin wearables to wellness mix
ZDNet - 2017-11-17
UnitedHealthcare will integrate Samsung and Garmin wearables into its Motion wellness program via a Qualcomm subsidiary. The move is notable since the primary wearable player in the wellness space thus far has been Fitbit, which has more than 1,300 ...

Tesla's truck, not out until 2019, already has orders
CNN Money - 2017-11-17
Tesla finally unveiled its oft-delayed electric semi-truck Thursday night. And even though production isn't expected to start on it until 2019, companies are already placing orders for Elon Musk's big rig. Walmart (WMT) told CNBC Friday that it has made ...

iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 cost about $1,000: So is $499 OLED OnePlus 5T a serious rival?
ZDNet - 2017-11-17
The new OnePlus 5T, left, comes with several improvements over the recent OnePlus 5, right, including a better display. If you can't stomach the $1,000 price tag of the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X, OnePlus' six-inch OLED 5T with dual cameras could be worth ...

Tropical Depression Tino set to hit Palawan on Friday
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Depression Tino, which has maintained its strength, is expected to make landfall in Palawan on Friday, state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. Tropical Storm ...

Solons underscore need for a 'Charlie Jandic law' on emergency response
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- What if Dr. Charleanne "Charlie" Jandic was not at the right place at the right time? Jandic, a medical post-graduate intern at Chinese General Hospital in Manila, saved the life of an MRT-3 passenger who ...

In search of alternative drugs against diabetes
Business Mirror - 2017-11-17
Gonzales, authors of a paper published by the Department of Science and Technology ... according to Dr. Eduardo G. Gonzales of the College of Medicine at De La Salle University. "This effect is noticeable regardless of how the leaves are prepared ...

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Batangas town mayor for grave misconduct
Philstar - 2017-11-17
The case against Reyes stemmed from her approval to purchase a lot allegedly owned by her children for the construction of Santiago National High School in her municipality, an act prohibited under government procurement law. A copy of the Ombudsman ...

Police capture 3 Abu Sayyaf members with plans to attack Metro Manila
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- Police arrested three suspected bandits who supposedly planned to attack Metro Manila during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. National Police chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa ...

Tropical Depression Tino to bring rains in several regions
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-17
The storm was named Tino, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 11 a.m. weather bulletin. It was last spotted 245 kilometers east southeast of Puerto Princesa City, the provincial capital of ...

Ambassador to UN: Trudeau should have avoided EJK talk
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte had the right to respond strongly against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for raising alleged extrajudicial killings, the country's ambassador to the United States said.

Ambassador to UN defends Sass Sasot's viral BBC confrontation
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- Pro-Duterte social media blogger Sass Rogando Sasot had a right to hit a BBC journalist for featuring an anti-administration blogger, the Philippine ambassador to the United Nations said. Ambassador Teodoro ...

LPA off Mindanao to develop into tropical depression - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-17
The low pressure area (LPA) off Mindanao is likely to intensify into a tropical depression within the day, the state weather bureau said on Friday. The LPA was last spotted at the vicinity of Motong, Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippine Atmospheric ...

Bad weather cancels flights to Bicol region - MIAA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Several flights to the Bicol region have been canceled due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said on Friday. Based on the MIAA advisory posted on its Facebook page, the following flights were canceled as of 8:00 a.m ...

Codename Zuma: All about SpaceX's secret launch
CNN Money - 2017-11-17
It's a spacecraft called Zuma, but that's just about all we know. A SpaceX rocket with a super-secret payload could take flight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday at 8 p.m. ET. Liftoff was tentatively scheduled for Wednesday night, but it ...

Marawi cleared of terrorist stragglers
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Marawi has been cleared of both local and foreign terrorist stragglers, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) declared yesterday. Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP public affairs office head, said sporadic fighting since Marawi was ...

Experts: ASEAN Summit helped revive U.S.-PH relations
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) -- Experts claimed the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits helped revive the relationship between the United States and the Philippines. Political analyst Dindo ...

Shorter MRT operation hours as DoTr probes decoupling incident
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metro Rail Transit-3 on Friday announced shorter operating hours as it continues its probe into the decoupling incident on Thursday morning. Transport Undersecretary Cesar Chavez, in a message to reporters, announced that the ...

North Cotabato cops impound 148 motorcycles without documents
Philstar - 2017-11-17
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- The police has cracked the whip on criminals in Pikit town where gunmen killed in the past eight weeks more than 10 people, two of them foreigners. Chief Inspector Aldrin Gonzalez, spokesman of the Police Regional Office-12 ...

All systems go for 51 contraceptives
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-17
The Department of Health (DOH) will soon procure 51 different types of contraceptives and resume their distribution after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared that these birth control drugs and devices do not cause abortion, or nonabortifacients.

Hazing suspect questions PNP's medico-legal findings
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) -- A primary suspect in the hazing death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III is challenging the Philippine National Police's (PNP) medico-legal report on the law student's death, and called on the Justice Department ...

Before he was the CEO of a $75 billion company, Marc Benioff was a teenage video game entrepreneur -- check out his old games
Business Insider - 2017-11-16
A screen shot from "Flapper," a game designed by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff when he was in college. Flapper/Screenshot In the 1980s, long before he founded Salesforce, Marc Benioff programmed video games for Atari 8-bit computers. Benioff posted a bunch ...

Sprinklr, a $1.8 billion social media marketing startup, is being sued for $50 million for allegedly stealing another startup's technology
Business Insider - 2017-11-16
Sprinklr, a $1.8 billion social media management startup, is being sued by Portland, Oregon-based Opal Labs, which accuses Sprinklr of stealing its intellectual property. The lawsuit alleges that one of Sprinklr's workers illicitly used an Opal employee ...

Trocafone raises $15 million to expand its used electronics marketplace in emerging markets
TechCrunch - 2017-11-16
Trocafone, the online marketplace for used electronics, has raised $15 million in new financing to expand its reach beyond Brazil and Argentina into other emerging markets. The company, which raised $7 million in a previous round of financing last year ...

MVP urges ASEAN businesses to invest in digital technology
Philstar - 2017-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Tycoon Manuel V ... Leading the panel on entrepreneurship in the digital economy during ASEAN Business & Investment Summit Tuesday, Pangilinan said it is important for businesses to continue investing in digital transformation ...

Tesla to unveil electric big-rig truck in midst of Model 3 factory 'hell'
Reuters - 2017-11-16
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able to drive itself, throwing the company into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan which is central to the ...

Car rams concrete fence; 3 dead
Philstar - 2017-11-16
BANGAR, La Union , Philippines -- Three persons died when their car crashed into a concrete fence along the highway in Barangay Rising in this town on Wednesday night. The driver of the Honda City, Mark Paul, and Scotch, both surnamed Paua, were ...

3 kids drown in Camarines Norte
Philstar - 2017-11-16
LEGAZPI CITY , Philippines -- A stroll along the seashore turned into a tragedy after three children drowned when they were swept away by a strong undertow in Mercedes, Camarines Norte on Wednesday. Jasmine Sierra, 8, and her siblings John Adrian, 5 ...

Sayyaf man arrested in Basilan
Philstar - 2017-11-16
ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines -- An Abu Sayyaf bandit was arrested in Isabela, Basilan at past midnight yesterday. Ustadz Warid Said, alias Ibno Ayob, was collared in his safehouse in Barangay Kumalarang. The arrest was based on a warrant for ...

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