Related News

Billionaire ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloads on Mark Zuckerberg and admits he helped build a monster
Business Insider - 2017-11-09
Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen Facebook's first president, Sean Parker, has been sharply critical of the social network, accusing it of exploiting human "vulnerability." "God only knows what it's ...

Chip stocks tumble as top performer Nvidia set to report results
Reuters - 2017-11-09
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of chipmakers slumped on Thursday ahead of a quarterly earnings report from Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O), the star performer of the high-flying sector over the past year. The Philadelphia Semiconductor index .SOX dropped 2.96 ...

Boy Has Entire Body Covered in Genetically Modified Skin in Medical Breakthrough For Horrific and Fatal Condition
Yahoo News - 2017-11-09
A 7-year-old boy with a rare and fatal skin condition that causes gruesome blisters has been given a treatment that is nothing short of a medical breakthrough. An entire new, genetically modified skin now covers most of his body. The boy had almost no skin ...

Mobile-app errors expose data on 180 million phones: security firm
Reuters - 2017-11-09
(Reuters) - Up to 180 million smart phone owners are at risk of having some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a simple coding error in at least 685 mobile apps, cyber-security firm Appthority warned on Thursday. Developers ...

Philippines' Duterte says he'll tell Trump to 'lay off' human-rights issues when they meet
Business Insider - 2017-11-09
Thomson Reuters MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday ... I take care of my country and I will nurture my country to health," Duterte told reporters before leaving for Vietnam. More than 3,900 Filipinos have been killed ...

Uber is testing 24/7 hotline support for its most frequent riders
The Verge - 2017-11-09
Uber is conducting a pair of experiments to see whether its most premium riders would use 24/7 support features. The pilots were first reported by TechCrunch, and involve both a hotline and an in-app feature staffed by "specially trained experts" who ...

PLDT hikes 2017 profit guidance, ramps up 2018 spending
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- PLDT Inc. is hiking its core profit guidance this year after posting positive financial results in the first three quarters, while also indicating plans to ramp up spending next year to boost its network. "With two months to go ...

Abaca exports hit $36 M in 3 months
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Export earnings from abaca products went up 13 percent in the first quarter amid an increase in volume demand from major markets, the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) said. According to PhilFIDA, abaca ...

South Cotabato starts shipping papayas to Korea
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The province of South Cotabato has started the initial shipment of papaya to South Korea. According to the Department of Agriculture-South Cotabato, farmers from Tupi in Koronadal have exported papaya to South Korea pursuant to a ...

JICA to help in LGU waste management
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has partnered with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the strengthening of local government units (LGUs) capacity in solid waste management using the latest ...

Nanoshells could deliver cancer drugs directly to tumors with fewer side effects
United Press International - 2017-11-09
Nov. 9 (UPI) --Scientists at Rice University are perfecting a novel drug delivery system for treating cancer. The system utilizes gold nanoparticles, which, when zapped with a laser, release a drug inside the tumor cells. In recent lab tests, scientists ...

Cagayan rains death toll rises to 7
Philstar - 2017-11-09
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- The death toll from heavy rains spawned by the northeast monsoon in Cagayan has risen to seven. Gerard Sabban, 9, and Mark Ronald Maggay, 10, drowned while playing in a flooded rice field in Barangay Cordova ...

Lawmaker hospitalized in Russia
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin was hospitalized in Russia for two weeks last month. Garbin, who was supposed to attend a parliamentary conference in St. Petersburg, was brought to a hospital upon his arrival in the city ...

The Philippines looks to foreign investment to liberalize trade
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
The University of the Philippines was the only Philippine institution ... Efforts to liberalize the economy come at a time of declining international capital inflows. FDI fell by 16.5% year on year in the first seven months of 2017 to $3.9 billion ...

Duterte meets Vladimir Putin again in APEC
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-09
Marawi City (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- President Rodrigo Duterte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday on the sidelines of APEC Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. This is their second meeting since Duterte's official visited to Moscow in May.

Ex-President Aquino posts bail on Mamasapano cases
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III on Friday posted bail on cases filed against him over the bloody Mamasapano encounter in January 2015. Aquino paid P40,000 (US$785) to secure his provisional liberty even ...

UST Law Dean covering up for Aegis Juris brods -- Atio's parents
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- The parents of law student Horacio Castillo III who died from hazing are alleging the Dean of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) College of Law is covering up for members of the Aegis Juris fraternity ...

TD Salome leaves hundreds stranded, halts oil spill cleanup in Oriental Mindoro
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-09
Eight hundred liters of fuel accidentally leaked out of a storage tank from the DMCI Power Corp. in Calapan on November 6, a statement from the company said. The company's employees, along with 300 workers were conducting cleaning activities on 2.5 ...

PLDT expects recovery to continue in 2018
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
PLDT, Inc. expects to sustain its recovery next year, as the telco giant mulls raising capital expenditures above regular levels without incurring additional debt to address mounting criticism on slow Internet speed. In a briefing in Makati City on ...

EastWest Bank net income grows at end-September
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
EAST WEST Banking Corp. (EastWest Bank) saw a steep increase in its net income in the first nine months of the year, driven by growth across all its businesses. In a statement released to the local bourse on Thursday, the Gotianun-led EastWest Bank ...

Transport firm ordered closed
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
THE MAKATI City government in a statement on Thursday, Nov. 9, said its Business Permit and License Office (BPLO) had closed down a transport firm engaged in a "habal-habal" type (motorcycle) of transportation service for operating without a valid ...

Taxation and the reengineering of Philippine society
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
The tax reform package currently being pushed by the government (i.e., TRAIN or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) represents a great opportunity to layout, craft, and implement a vision of what Philippine ... Challenge Corp. corruption and rule ...

Health advocates rebuffed on new tobacco taxes
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
NEW TAX on tobacco being pushed by health advocates cannot be accommodated in the first package of tax reform program, Senate committee on ways and means chair Juan Edgardo M. Angara said. "We are aware of this especially now that they (health advocates ...

HPV vaccine linked to drop in cases of childhood respiratory disease
United Press International - 2017-11-09
THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 -- The human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease, a new study suggests. It's believed that the disease ...

Six reasons why employee cash rewards can fail
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
In 1993, Alfie Kohn, an American author and lecturer in human behavior, wrote the article "Why Incentive Plans Cannot Work" for the Harvard Business Review. Looking back, I still find it a timeless guide for managers to understand what the best ...

ICTSI earnings grow 5%
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Earnings of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) rose five percent in the nine-month period ending September behind robust revenues and a one-time gain on the termination of a sub-concession agreement in Nigeria.

Government eyes tax amnesty program in 2018
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The government may implement next year a tax amnesty program aimed at improving taxpayer compliance and boosting government revenue, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said yesterday. During the Philippine Economic ...

Science has more impact when researchers travel, collaborate
United Press International - 2017-11-09
Nov. 9 (UPI) --If nations and their research institutions are to produce more impactful science, they need to encourage scientists to travel, collaborate and work across international borders -- not restrict them. Concerned and curious about how new ...

My passion for prosperity
Philstar - 2017-11-09
NEGOSYO KAPATID: Angat Lahat By Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 9, 2017 - 12:00am With only three days to go before the opening of ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, you can now imagine our stress level in managing and preparing ...

Criminal charges filed vs. ex-President Aquino over Mamasapano encounter
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 8) -- The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday filed charges against former President Benigno Aquino III over the bloody Mamasapano encounter in January 2015. Aquino is facing criminal charges for usurpation of ...

Pagasa raises signal No. 1 in parts of Luzon, Visayas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-09
The state weather bureau on Thursday morning raised signal No. 1 in parts of Luzon and Visayas as a low pressure area off Northern Samar intensified into Tropical Depression "Salome." Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao and Burias ...

LIST: Bank schedules during ASEAN Summit
Philstar - 2017-11-09
View the list of closed Land Bank branches on its Facebook page. Philippine National Bank - At least 230 branches of PNB in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Pampanga would be open during the summit. View the banking schedule per branch on its Facebook page.

Uber CEO says company plans to go public in 2019
CNN Money - 2017-11-09
Uber's IPO will likely arrive before the end of the decade. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed on Thursday that the company's "target" is to go public in 2019. The move is a departure from his predecessor, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, who had tried to put ...

SoKor pledges $1.7-B loan to Philippines
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA ... processing center, the development of the national animal identification and traceability system, the drive-through portal inspection facilities in international ports of entry and the automated collection of slaughter data and issuance of ...

Pokémon Go creator confirms Harry Potter AR game
CNN Money - 2017-11-09
Harry Potter fans may soon spot a flying Hippogriff in real life. Niantic Labs, the company behind the popular Pokémon Go game, announced on Thursday it's working on a Harry Potter augmented reality game. A launch date has not yet been announced, but ...

LOOK: Work, bank schedules during ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-09
Landbank customers can check their website for branches open during the break. All PSBank branches will be open during the week of the Summit. Over 600 PSBank ATMs will be online. Their internet banking facilities, PSBank Mobile and PSBank Online ...

Cross-border M&As to rise, says ING
Inquirer - 2017-11-09
A trained mathematician and economist who brings with him three decades of experience and expertise in investment banking and the global capital markets, Sicat said he hoped to build on and expand the business that Garcia and the ING global team had ...

Stocks close flat for second straight session
Inquirer - 2017-11-09
There were 128 decliners that edged out 91 advancers while 36 stocks were unchanged. The PSEi was weighed down by ALI, which slipped by 2.85 percent, while SM Investments also declined. On the other hand, Metrobank, Megaworld and Metro Pacific added 2 ...

Angkas ordered closed by Makati
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Makati on Thursday ordered the closure of the motorcycle ride-hailing company Angkas due to the lack of a business or mayor's permit. In an order of desistance/closure dated November 9, the Office of the Mayor ...

Luxury living a bargain in Manila for wealthy Asians -- report
Philstar - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila ranked as the third cheapest city in Asia to live a life of luxury largely due to "significant" depreciation of the Philippine peso, according to the latest annual "Wealth Report" of investment bank Julius Baer.

Duterte agrees with Trillanes on Aquino case
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday agreed with Senator Antonio Trillanes' view that former President Benigno Aquino III could not have usurped authority during the Mamasapano operations that killed 67 ...

Panera founder to step down as CEO; company buys Au Bon Pain
Inquirer - 2017-11-09
NEW YORK -- Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich is stepping down as CEO, and the company is buying Au Bon Pain, bringing together two chains the executive helped build. The companies did not disclose on Wednesday how much Panera was paying for Au Bon Pain, an ...

Apec must continue to adapt, transform and lead--ministers
Inquirer - 2017-11-09
Ministers from the 21 APEC member economies have convened in Da Nang to discuss advancing Asia-Pacific integration and trade in the pursuit of a sustained and inclusive economic recovery in a changing world. Ministers are working to build on progress ...

Developing a Leadership Strategy in the ASEAN integration
Inquirer - 2017-11-09
MANILA, Philippines - The ASEAN integration being pushed by the AEC aims to achieve a highly integrated and cohesive economic community for all its members. This will open countless of opportunities for all kinds of business to promote their own products ...

Bitcoin Segwit2x hard fork suspended
ZDNet - 2017-11-09
The controversial upcoming Segwit2x hard fork has been suspended due to a lack of support by the Bitcoin community. On Wednesday, Bitgo CEO Mike Belshe published an update on the Segwit2x hard fork, which was scheduled for this month. The hard fork ...

Lawyers set to file criminal cases vs. Trillanes for alleged remarks to kill the President
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- Lawyers on Thursday said they are set to file several criminal charges against an opposition senator for allegedly encouraging the military to kill President Rodrigo Duterte. The group of lawyers who are ...

PLDT to upgrade core earning target for 2017
Inquirer - 2017-11-09
Telco giant PLDT Inc. is upgrading its full year recurring core earnings target for 2017, citing gains from its fixed line business despite continued weakness in its wireless segment. PLDT announced Thursday that its 2017 recurring core profit, which ...

Miss Globe 2017 Runner-up to push for street children shelters
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- Miss Globe 2017 Runner-up Nelda Ibe is looking at a new advocacy after the international pageant. Speaking to CNN Philippines, Ibe said she wants build shelters for street children. "I'm also planning to build ...

Bloomberry nets nearly P6B, sees "banner" year
Inquirer - 2017-11-09
Integrated gaming resort developer and operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp. chalked up P5.96 billion in nine-month net profit, surging by 275 percent year-on-year on the back of record-high casino revenues. For the third quarter alone, the developer of ...

One-time tax amnesty program planned for next year
Inquirer - 2017-11-09
Chua had said the plan to legislate a final amnesty would be "absolute" in the sense that its application would clear all tax dockets in the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Customs and the courts. It would, however, exclude criminal cases ...

Pioneer Data Privacy | Website Terms and Conditions | Copyright 2014. Pioneer Insurance. All Rights Reserved.