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More than 38,000 forced out of homes by Mayon unrest
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 38,000 have been forced to leave their homes due to the continued unrest of Mayon Volcano, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Friday. In its latest report, the NDRRMC said that 9,656 ...

Year of the Dog
Philstar - 2018-01-19
FILIPINO WORLDVIEW By Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 19, 2018 - 12:00am The Chinese Lunar New Year marks 2018 as the Year of the Dog. Unfortunately for former CHED secretary Patricia Licuanan and Rappler, far from being an ...

DOJ files double murder, torture charges vs. Caloocan cops for Carl, Kulot slay
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- The Justice Department filed murder charges against two Caloocan policemen involved in the deaths of two teenagers. In the 35-page resolution obtained by CNN Philippines on Friday, the Department of Justice ...

Philippine farm output rises in 2017
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoons that came late last year failed to dampen the Philippine agriculture sector, which significantly recovered in 2017 after suffering from a decline in 2016, the statistics agency reported Friday. Agriculture posted a 2.20 ...

Israel commits to develop Philippine dairy program
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - Experts from Israel are coming to the Philippines next week to help the Department of Agriculture (DA) implement its flagship dairy program. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said experts from Israel-based Afimilk Agricultural ...

What comes after teens?
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-01-19
With the school year 2018-2019, tertiary-education institutions ... teenagers stayed with their families longer because governments imposed minimum ages of marriage; in the Philippines it went from 12 to 14 for girls and 16 for boys and, in the 1987 ...

PSE index dips, bucks regional trend
Inquirer - 2018-01-19
Other actively traded firms were LT Group Inc., up 0.89 percent to P22.70, Jollibee Foods Corp., up 0.5 percent to P279, GT Capital Holdings, down 3 percent to P1,309, SM Prime Holdings, down 0.63 percent to P39.20 and SM Investments Corp., down 0.57 ...

34 of 75 flagship infra projects to start in ’18
- 2018-01-19
The government will break ground for 34 or almost half of the 75 “flagship” infrastructure projects under the Duterte administration’s ambitious “Build, Build, Build” program, state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority said yesterday.

Ayala-Tan joint venture to build ‘greenest’ CBD
- 2018-01-19
The Ayala and Lucio Tan groups have teamed up to jointly invest some P53 billion in transforming a 35-hectare waterfront former industrial estate, the largest along the C5 corridor spanning Pasig and Quezon City, into what is envisioned to be Metro Manila’s “greenest” central business district.

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2018-01-19
Among the seminars initiated by NPC, in collaboration with various partners, included the Hiligaynon Proficiency, Media Literacy, Getting Real on Fake News, and Uncovering the Judiciary, attended by local media practitioners and students, the press release ...

10 kids hurt in Sulu grenade blast
Philstar - 2018-01-19
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Ten children in Parang town in Sulu were badly injured Thursday when one of them hit with a stone a 40 millimeter grenade projectile they found, causing an explosion. Reports reaching the headquarters of the Regional Police ...

Study vindicates highly maligned rodents for deadly Black Death plague outbreak
TechnoChops - 2018-01-19
The assertion that human fleas (Pulex irritans) or body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus) may have caused the rapidly spreading epidemics is plausible, noted Rutgers University Assistant ... activities were scaled up by international health organizations ...

NEDA urges businesses to align core operations with development goals - 2018-01-19
In a presentation delivered during the Fostering CSR in the Philippines: Conference on Responsible Business, NEDA assistant secretary Carlos Abad Santos said businesses could be a strong development partner of the government if it can provide better ...

Customs chief gets sole authority to accredit exporters, importers - 2018-01-19
"We will revoke the accreditation of the erring importers and brokers if that's the only way to stop them," Lapeña said. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

PH sells 10-year dollar bonds at tighter yield of 3%
Inquirer - 2018-01-19
The Philippines sold a total of $2 billion in 10-year dollar-denominated bonds at a yield of 3 percent, tighter than the initial pricing guidance. In a statement Friday, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said $750 million was allocated to new money ...

No weather disturbance but Pagasa predicts cloudy, drizzly Friday for PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-19
the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the easterlies is influencing the weather in Cagayan Valley, Bicol region, Eastern and Central Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao ...

BANK OF AMERICA: There's one clear way companies should use their mountain of tax reform cash
Business Insider - 2018-01-19
Bank of America breaks down what could be the most effective use of the additional capital that corporations get from the GOP tax plan. The firm says that mergers and acquisitions is an ideal use, and could hit a record in 2018, while downplaying the ...

SEC chair: We won't go after other media firms with depositary receipts
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-19
A PDR is a financial instrument that foreign entities can buy into for financial returns in a local company, but not in the form of dividends, which are tied to ownership. SEC chair Teresita Herbosa said on Thursday that the PDRs of media giants ABS-CBN ...

Davao Norte, Bukidnon under calamity state
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-19
DAVAO CITY--The provinces of Bukidnon and Davao del Norte have been placed under a state of calamity recently after posting a combined P303 million worth of crop damage from floods and landslides triggered by weather disturbances that included Severe ...

Clean lifers, picky shoppers, activist consumers on the rise
Inquirer - 2018-01-18
Adaptive entrepreneurs, sleuthy shoppers, clean lifers, and borrowers--these are some of the types of consumers which brands can expect to deal with this 2018, says a recent trend report by global strategic market intelligence company Euromonitor ...

Rice prices remain stable despite tax reform
Inquirer - 2018-01-18
The National Food Authority (NFA) and the private sector have assured the public of minimal to no increase in rice prices, allaying concerns that the staple commodity would be affected by the new tax reform law. With the rise in fuel prices under the TRAIN ...

Rules on mineral, auto cigarette tax hikes out
Inquirer - 2018-01-18
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has issued the guidelines for the increase in the excise taxes on minerals, cigarettes, vehicles, and in the documentary stamp tax rates under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) act. The four revenue ...

Woman sued after outing salon for eyebrow tattoo that left her 'scarred for life'
Yahoo News - 2018-01-18
An Australian woman who shared her eyebrow tattoo horror story last year is being sued by the clinic she outed. In July 2017, Amanda Coats, 43, took to Facebook claiming that an eyebrow feathering appointment at the Point Cook Skincare Laser Clinic in ...

Astronauts may soon have no way to reach NASA's $100 billion space station
Business Insider - 2018-01-18
A House subcommittee held a hearing on Wednesday to address NASA's program to build new spaceships to reach the International Space Station. Boeing and SpaceX, the two contractors in the program, are experiencing delays due to NASA's stringent safety ...

Repeated head hits, not concussions, may lead to brain damage, study says
United Press International - 2018-01-18
Jan. 18 (UPI) --Researchers reported Thursday that repeated hits to the head, including in sports and on the battlefield, lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE -- even without a concussion. A number of high-profile athletes have developed the ...

Study: Risk for opioid abuse, addiction rises with prescription renewal
United Press International - 2018-01-18
THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 -- How long you take opioid painkillers after surgery is a much stronger risk factor for addiction and overdose than the dosage of the opioids you take, researchers report. The new study included more than 560,000 people who were ...

New Facebook Messenger bug causes iOS app to freeze up after typing a few words
The Verge - 2018-01-18
Facebook Messenger users on iOS appear to be encountering a new bug that prevents them from typing more than a few words at a time, according to a report from TechCrunch. Various people have complained on Twitter about the issue. User @brians_books offered ...

Warrent Buffett And Bitcoin Predictions: How Berkshire Hathaway CEO's Words Impact Markets
International Business Times - 2018-01-18
When Warren Buffett talks, people tend to listen. The billionaire is one of the wealthiest people in the world and is considered one of the most successful investors of all time--a fact that may be concerning for those who are all in on cryptocurrency, as ...

Reproductive Factors in Women Tied to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk
New York Times - 2018-01-18
Several female reproductive factors, including early menarche, early menopause and miscarriage, are associated with an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, British researchers report. Between 2006 and 2010, scientists collected data on 267,440 ...

This simple text message can paralyze your iPhone -- but a fix is coming
Mashable - 2018-01-18
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. A newly discovered iOS bug lets an attacker construct a simple text message which, when ...

SEC chair to critics: Prove politics behind decision to revoke Rappler's license
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair Teresita Herbosa challenged critics to prove that the body's decision to cancel Rappler's business registration was politically motivated. Speaking publicly for ...

Duterte wants termination of contract with airport service provider MIASCOR
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- President Rodrigo Duterte wants to terminate the contract with MIASCOR Aviation Services following a case of theft by its personnel. "I would demand that there will be justice instantly. Kung sino 'yung..

NBI: No link between cases vs. Rappler
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Rappler is facing license revocation and a cybercrime complaint, but the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Friday there is no link between the two cases against the news website. Justice Secretary ...

House solons split over separate voting for 'Cha-cha'
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Members of the House of Representatives are divided over whether Congress should vote separately to revise the Constitution. House constitutional amendments committee chair Roger Mercado believes the lower ...

Expert, lawmakers: Ideal scenario on Cha-cha is to meet jointly, vote separately
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- The House is drawing fast in calling for a constituent assembly, but senators are putting the brakes on it. Speaking to CNN Philippines on Thursday, former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr., House ...

Duterte makes good on promise to open bank for OFWs
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte led the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB), an institution that will cater to Filipinos abroad - overseas Filipino workers, immigrants, and those with resident visas.

Duterte: Inaction on Moro concerns may lead to war in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said a bigger war in Mindanao may erupt if Moro rebel groups do not see any significant development in their fight for autonomy. In his speech at the opening of the Overseas Foreign ...

Duterte to attend India-ASEAN Summit
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is set to go on his first ever visit to India. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said the President will be in New Dehli from January 24 to 26 for the ASEAN-India ...

Constitution framer: Dismantle political dynasties before 'cha-cha'
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- One of the framers of the 1987 Constitution said a law against political dynasties should first be passed before Congress pushes for amendments to the charter. "We are putting the cart before the horse," Ed ...

A positive and respectful look at traditional Ifugao culture
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-18
Delfin Tolentino, Jr., formerly director of the Cordillera Studies Center at the University of the Philippines (UP), Baguio ... a very well- focused introduction and pictorial guide to the life and especially the traditional social and religious rituals ...

Do you still need a calling card?
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-18
The evolved calling card, which has no standard size or format, except that it should fit into a wallet or case, has become part of business paraphernalia, like the cell phone. Is the calling card still necessary in the digital culture, and as companies ...

Duterte warns airport officials against reports of passengers finding their luggage opened
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- President Rodrigo Duterte called for a meeting with airport officials Thursday to tell them that he does not want to hear another incident of passengers finding their luggage opened. Duterte said he would fire ...

PNP raising bail fund for cops in botched Mandaluyong operation
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- The Mandaluyong policemen involved in a chase gone wrong are getting some help, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief said Friday. "Nagpu-put up kami ng pera ngayon, kung paano matulungan yung mga pulis ...

Windows 10 Meltdown-Spectre patch: New updates bring fix for unbootable AMD PCs
ZDNet - 2018-01-18
AMD users can now run Microsoft's Meltdown-Spectre patches thanks to new updates for multiple versions of Windows 10. Microsoft has released new updates for Windows 10 that resolve an issue in its Meltdown and Spectre patches that caused some AMD systems ...

National Press Club supports SEC ruling vs. Rappler
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18 ... Rappler is facing closure after the SEC on Monday cancelled its license to do business for allegedly violating constitutional provisions on foreign ownership of media entities. READ: SEC cancels Rappler's ...

Ex-DBM exec in pork barrel scam ordered arrested for failing to return to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has ordered the arrest of former budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos for failing to return to the country to face his cases in connection with the pork barrel scam. The ...

Taliño gets back SAF post a week before third Mamasapano anniversary
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- Director Noli Taliño will return to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) a week before the third anniversary of the bloody Mamasapano encounter. Taliño, current Directorate for ...

Trump on Twitter: The first year in real time
United Press International - 2018-01-18
Jan. 18 (UPI) --Twitter has been around for three U.S. presidential administrations, but over the past year -- President Donald Trump's first full year in office -- it may be safe to say that never has a Twitter account been so closely followed and ...

Have you heard of the 4% rule? Most Americans haven't
CNN Money - 2018-01-18
We all know we're supposed to save a decent chunk of money for retirement so we have the ability to live comfortably once we stop working. But how much savings is enough? One good way to know is to see how your balance looks and figure out how much yearly ...

What a Danish robotics company's success tells us about the global market for automation
ZDNet - 2018-01-18
Danish company Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) recently announced that it tripled revenue from its autonomous mobile robots in 2017, with 25 percent of sales in the United States. That's off a 500 percent sales jump between 2015 and 2016, and further proof ...

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