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Gov't cancels all planned peace talks with communist rebels
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) - All planned peace talks with the communist rebels have been canceled upon President Rodrigo Duterte's order, the government's peace advisers said Wednesday. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace ...

Ex-DDB chair Santiago sorry for offending Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-22
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PNP: Communist rebels to meet stiffer penalties once categorized as terrorists
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) --The Philippine National Police on Wednesday said members of the left-wing insurgent New People's Army may meet stiffer penalties if the group will be categorized as a terrorist organization. PNP Spokesman CSupt.

'Rebuttal by email': Chief Justice's lawyers lament house panel decision to bar them from participating in impeachment
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) --The House justice committee's decision Wednesday to prohibit the lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from attending the impeachment hearing is a denial of her right to counsel and fair trial, her ...

SSC welcomes House probe on stock trading
Philstar - 2017-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Social Security Commission (SSC), the policy making body of the Social Security System (SSS), yesterday welcomed the probe to be conducted by the House of Representatives on the stock trading controversy involving four of its ...

Filipinos' wealth declines in 2017 as inequality widens
Philstar - 2017-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipinos' total wealth declined in 2017, according to a report by Credit Suisse that also shows slightly increasing wealth inequality in the country. The Swiss bank's annual global wealth report revealed the Philippines' total ...

House panel prohibits Chief Justice's lawyers from participating in impeachment proceeding
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- Voting 30-4, the House Justice Committee on Wednesday disallowed lawyers of embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to cross-examine witnesses on her behalf and participate in impeachment proceedings ...

Moon's Magma Ocean Purified Lunar Crust Through 'Crustal Overturn': Study
International Business Times - 2017-11-22
The Moon has been our celestial companion for the longest time. This glowing orb in the night sky has fascinated humans for as we long as we can remember. It is common knowledge that the Moon split from Earth and our visits there have given us a vivid ...

Overcast skies, rains to continue amid 3 weather systems in PH - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-22
Three weather systems would continue to bring scattered to light rains across the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday. In its weather bulletin, Pagasa said the provinces of ...

Non-members of House justice panel barred from participating in Sereno impeachment hearing
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- The House Committee on Justice on Wednesday barred non-members of the panel from participating in the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The panel, in a vote of 30 for and ...

CJ Sereno won't attend impeachment hearing
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 21) -- It's final. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is not attending the hearing of the House Committee on Justice on Wednesday on the impeachment complaint against her. The hearing aims to determine probable ...

Duterte considers lifting moratorium on South China Sea explorations
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 21) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he may order the lifting of the moratorium on oil exploration projects in the South China Sea. He said this is a "possibility" following an agreement with China announced during ...

Skype yanked from app stores in China
CNN Money - 2017-11-22
China is cracking down on Skype. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) has yanked the online video calling app and other voice over internet protocol (VoIP) products from its App Store in China. "We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of ...

Pimentel lauds possible entry of 3rd telco player in PH
Inquirer - 2017-11-22
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Apple reportedly acquires AR startup Vrvana
ZDNet - 2017-11-22
Apple has acquired the Montreal-based startup Vrvana, according to TechCrunch, a 12-year-old company that could help Apple produce hardware for augmented reality and virtual reality experiences. The deal was reportedly for around $30 million. Apple did not ...

P1.5-M in shabu seized in Bongao buy-bust
Philstar - 2017-11-22
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the police arrested a drug suspect and seized P1.5 million worth of shabu in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Monday. PDEA regional director Lyndon Aspacio said Tuesday that law ...

Duterte: I never talked to anyone about Sereno's impeachment
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday disputed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's claim that he and his allies are out to oust her. Speaking to media, the President said he never talked to anyone, other than ...

3 weather systems to affect most parts of PH - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-21
Three weather systems, which would bring scattered rains and thunderstorms, would affect most parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Tuesday. A tail-end of a cold front would ...

Urban planning and why it matters
Inquirer - 2017-11-21
We demand our cities to provide us with food, water, energy, and jobs. Our governments create policies to guide growth, and the business sector drives commerce and finance. Urbanization has to be managed efficiently, and more importantly, sustainably.

SSS 9-mo net income plunges 57%
Inquirer - 2017-11-21
The profit of state-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS) plunged 57 percent to P11.91 billion at the end of the first nine months due to a jump in disbursements mainly from the pension increase implemented this year. SSS data showed that its end ...

Spruce it up
Inquirer - 2017-11-21
Piling up too many objects in high areas may become a hazard especially in small spaces. Empire East Land Holdings, for one, has created highly liveable spaces for students at the Little Baguio Terraces. This residential condominium project offers a ...

Stylish way to keep it fresh
Inquirer - 2017-11-21
Designed to perform and provide the ultimate result. This has been the long-standing promise of Whirlpool to its customers and which had precisely allowed it to become a famed, top-of-mind household brand for decades now. Since it was first introduced in ...

Military official wants ARMM to remain under Martial Law
Philstar - 2017-11-21
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- A senior military commander wants Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to remain under the Martial Law. Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., commander of Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said he wants to extend Martial Law in ARMM ...

5,000 sacks of smuggled rice seized
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A vessel carrying over 5,000 sacks of smuggled rice from Malaysia was seized at the Port of Davao on Sunday. The rice shipment is under the custody of the Philippine Navy in Panacan for inventory and disposal, Customs Commissioner ...

Gang leader, 3 others shot dead
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The suspected leader of a criminal gang in Samar and three other persons were gunned down in Tarlac, Nueva Ecija and Isabela on Monday. Genesis Oquendo allegedly resisted arrest and fired at police operatives serving warrants for ...

16 cop chiefs relieved over illegal gambling
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 16 police chiefs have been relieved from their posts for allegedly failing to address illegal gambling in their respective areas, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported yesterday. Six of the police chiefs are from ...

5 steel firms probed for air pollution
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is investigating allegations of air pollution against five steel mills in Pampanga, Davao City and Caloocan. The emissions of Melter, Real and Wan Chiong Steel Corps.

DOLE suspends labor inspections
Philstar - 2017-11-21
But Maglunsod said inspections based on complaints for violations of labor standards and occupational safety and health rules are not covered by the suspension. He said companies engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of firecrackers are also not ...

The FCC will vote on a new order to repeal net neutrality protections on December 14
Business Insider - 2017-11-21
The FCC will vote on a new rule December 14 that will repeal net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015. Many fear revoking net neutrality will allow internet providers and telecoms to provide preferential treatment to some internet traffic ...

Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes
TechCrunch - 2017-11-21
A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow "safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400,000 and quickly disappeared, taking the cash with it. The site is ...

Insulin pill may delay type 1 diabetes for some patients
United Press International - 2017-11-21
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 -- It's often said that timing is everything. New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes. Researchers tested the effect of insulin pills on 560 children and adults ...

Rody appoints 13 new RTC judges
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has appointed 13 new regional trial court judges. The appointment papers were signed on June 23, but released only on Monday. Among the new judges are Francisco Beley of Malolos; Ma. Cristina Juanson (San Jose del ...

Historical roots of urban squatting
Philstar - 2017-11-21
CROSSROADS Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 22, 2017 - 12:00am If there is any disheartening sight of poverty in the country, it is the growth and universal presence of unsightly ...

Allianz PNB Life seeks distribution partner
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Life insurer Allianz PNB Life Insurance Inc. is on the look out for a new distribution partner that would allow the company to compete in the microinsurance business. In a roundtable discussion, Allianz PNB Life president and chief ...

FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules
Reuters - 2017-11-21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast ...

Google will derank Russian media sites Russia Today, Sputnik in search
Mashable - 2017-11-21
Google's move would de-prioritize Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, both funded by the Russian government, in search algorithms, making it less likely for users to see their content via search. Although RT claims to be an independent editorial operation, it ...

THE MOBILE BANKING COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT: How banks rank on offering the features consumers say are critical for choosing a bank
Business Insider - 2017-11-21
This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. This report is exclusively available to enterprise subscribers. Check to see if your company has access. Banks are going to new lengths to attract ...

Just one password? Swiss groups plan single online identity
Reuters - 2017-11-21
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss consumers will be able to use a single digital identity to buy online products and services under a project unveiled on Tuesday by nine big companies. The aim is to let people use just one login profile to order in shops, buy train ...

J&J multiple myeloma drug succeeds in first-line combination study
Yahoo News - 2017-11-21
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster multiple myeloma drug Darzalex when added to a standard therapy regimen reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 50 percent compared with the standard therapy alone in patients not previously treated ...

Under pressure in diabetes, Novo Nordisk steps up focus on obesity drugs
Reuters - 2017-11-21
MÅLØV, Denmark (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is stepping up its efforts to treat obesity, seeking to tap into a potentially huge market as prices for its established diabetes drugs come under pressure, particularly in the United States.

Mental health bill gets House OK
Philstar - 2017-11-21
Tan, a community doctor before she ran for public office ... According to Lourdes Ignacio of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, one in three Filipinos has a mental health problem. The measure mandates the Department of Health (DOH ...

PSEi bucks regional uptrend
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine stocks bucked the regional uptrend due to the continued absence of market-moving news, analysts said. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed 32.79 points lower at 8,289.19 while the broader All ...

Espenilla: BSP remains vigilant on overheating
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said monetary officials remain vigilant and are ready to step in through the deployment of macroprudential measures to protect the economy from overheating. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr ...

Vista Land issues $350-M bonds
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. has returned to the offshore debt market with the issuance of $350 million worth of bonds. The proceeds from the issuance will be used primarily for refinancing. On Nov. 10, the company announced a ...

Here are the best Black Friday deals on smartphones: iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel 2, and more
Mashable - 2017-11-21
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There's nothing quite like the feeling of getting a brand new phone. Whether you're shopping around for a loved one or treating yourself to a present ...

Uber hit with $8.9 million fine in Colorado for letting unqualified drivers on its platform
The Verge - 2017-11-21
Colorado has ordered Uber to pay a fine of $8.9 million for allowing individuals with disqualifying criminal or motor vehicle offenses, or without valid licenses, to drive for the company, Reuters reports. The company blamed an "error" in its ...

Tether reports $31M in digital tokens stolen
United Press International - 2017-11-21
Nov. 21 (UPI) --Tether, a company that helps exchange government tender to tokens, said close to $31 million of its digital currency was stolen. The Hong Kong-based company said a since-removed post online that a "malicious action by an external attacker ...

F.C.C. Is Said to Plan Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules
New York Times - 2017-11-21
Update: The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced plans to dismantle net neutrality regulations, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites. Read more here » WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications ...

U.S. women prefer annual mammograms over new recommendation
United Press International - 2017-11-21
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 -- Most American women would prefer to get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer every year rather than every two years, a new study finds. Currently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women at average risk ...

Duterte warns communist rebels to follow rules or risk arrest
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he will have members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its legal fronts arrested. This warning comes following the cancellation of all planned meetings with ...

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