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Tough Questions, Hours Of Hearings But No Silver Bullet On Russian Tech Interference
NPR News - 2017-11-02
There appears to be no quick patch for the malware afflicting America's political life. Over the course of three congressional hearings Tuesday and Wednesday, lawmakers fulminated, Big Tech witnesses were chastened but no decisive action appears to be in ...

Inadequate infra, cumbersome procedures stunt ASEAN's economic integration -- experts
Philstar - 2017-11-02
experts in a public symposium in Manila said. According to Dr. Ruth Banomyong, Centre for Logistics Research Director of Thammasat University, it is crucial for ASEAN countries to invest in transportation and telecommunications to usher in ...

The dangers of sugary juices disguised as health drinks
BusinessMirror. - 2017-11-02
The joy of that occasional sweet treat will, more often than not, make us break out into a smile and give us that unmistakable sugar rush. Overindulging, however, and making a high-sugar diet part of our lifestyle, will certainly make us put on more pounds ...

Sectra Enters the Philippines by Signing Medical Imaging Distribution Agreement With Medical One
Yahoo Finance - 2017-11-02
International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (SECT-B.ST) enters into a partnership with Medical One Corporation, a leading provider of medical equipment in the Philippines. Through this distribution agreement, the Philippines ...

Apple has a hidden business that's bigger than some airlines
Business Insider - 2017-11-02
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company's "wearables" business is as big as a "Fortune 400" company, implying that it does at least $6.7 billion in annual sales. Apple considers "wearables" to be its Apple Watch, Beats headphones, and AirPods earbuds.

Genes of mice used to make lean pork
Inquirer Technology - 2017-11-02
Scientists from China and the United Kingdom have successfully used gene editing to make pigs leaner, improving their overall health and making them cheaper to feed. A team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing used CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing ...

Jollibee shuts down China hotpot business
Inquirer - 2017-11-02
Fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. has shut down its hotpot dining business under the 12 Sabu brand in mainland China, mostly to focus on its bigger brands in this part of the world. 12 Hotpot (Shanghai) Food and Beverage Management Co. Ltd. - which ...

Roque plans to hold press briefings in Marawi
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 2) -- Marawi City may soon be Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's second workplace. In his first press briefing Thursday as President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesperson, Roque said he wants to hold press briefings ...

Trends marks 25th anniversary, launches new brand identity
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-02
"We dedicate this series of events to you, our clients for entrusting us with your business and your future success. We also extend our thanks to our business partners for the strong and meaningful partnerships we have forged and developed for 25 year

Indonesian believed to be linked to Maute group nabbed in Marawi
Global Nation - 2017-11-02
Foreign fighters were believed to have fought side-by-side with ISIS-inspired local terrorists in the past five months ... while more than 400,000 residents were displaced from the battle between government troops and ISIS-inspired terrorists.

Manufacturing posts solid growth in October
Philstar - 2017-11-02
Strengthening client demand was accompanied by growing inflationary pressures while business confidence remained upbeat," Nikkei said. "Higher demand failed to pressure operating capacity. On the contrary, backlogs of work continued to fall ...

Certified Digital Marketer introduces Digital Leadership Program
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-02
IN a business environment more staggeringly fickle than ever, people with the power and desire to effect change are at a crossroads: They could be the disruptor or the disrupted. A new short, but rigorous course from Certified Digital Marketer (CDM), a ...

51% of Filipinos believe drug suspects can still change--SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-02
Majority of Filipinos disagree with the notion that people involved in illegal drugs no longer have the capacity to change, but fewer people are at odds with the view that it is right to kill drug users and pushers, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS ...

Russian meddling on Facebook: What we learned this week
CNN Money - 2017-11-02
Two days. Three hearings. More than six hours of questioning. Silicon Valley survived an intense grilling by Congress this week, but the fallout may continue. The top lawyers for Facebook (FB, Tech30), Twitter (TWTR, Tech30), and Google (GOOGL, Tech30 ...

Incoming presidential spokesman: Two teen deaths count as EJKs
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 1) -- Incoming Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque believes two controversial teen deaths qualify as extrajudicial killings. Roque told CNN Philippines on Wednesday these are the cases of 17-year-old Kian Delos ...

Ex-Lucena mayor gets 8 years for graft
Philstar - 2017-11-02
MANILA, Philippines -- After being cleared of graft over the alleged illegal grant of a gaming franchise, a former mayor of Lucena in Quezon was sentenced to up to eight years in prison for another case. In a 74-page decision promulgated on Oct. 20, the ...

Class suspensions for Nov. 2
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 1) -- Local government units and schools are starting to announce the suspension of classes and work on Thursday in observance of All Souls' Day. Thousands of Filipinos flocked to cemeteries on All Saints' Day to ...

Private investment outlook in PH seen less promising
Inquirer - 2017-11-01
"A key factor behind the surge in investment growth has been the establishment of political stability brought about by the presidency of Benigno Aquino (III)," Capital Economics said. It said military coup attempts and corruption scandals, which were a ...

Union Bank 9-month income down 21%
Inquirer - 2017-11-01
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines saw a 21-percent year-on-year drop in nine-month net profit to P6.4 billion as the bank continued to recalibrate in order to grow its lending and fee-based businesses. Excluding securities trading, core income grew ...

Symantec gets boost from high profile data breaches, cyberattacks but cloud shift adds Q2 wrinkle
ZDNet - 2017-11-01
A bevy of high profile cyberattacks and the Equifax data breach has been good for Symantec, but a shift to cloud subscriptions is dinging financial results. Symantec's second quarter earnings results and conference call were notable on a few fronts.

Google is shutting down an airfare search API in a setback for travel booking competitors
Mashable - 2017-11-01
Google announced on Wednesday that it's shutting down an automated airfare data feed in a move that could kneecap third-party travel booking sites as the search giant pushes its own competing tools. The platform, which is set to close in April of next ...

The CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter are getting blasted for not showing up to congressional hearings on fake Russian ads
Business Insider - 2017-11-01
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn't attend congressional hearings this week on Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Getty Congress held public hearings on Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US election Tuesday and Wednesday with ...

VRV Hits 1.5 Million Users, Plans World Domination
Forbes - 2017-11-01
Streaming app VRV (pronounced "verve") has proven that niche content is bigger than anyone imagined--right before its first birthday. The a la carte media service--which streams anime, cartoons, horror, and other niche interests--announced it has ...

What Will It Take For Apple To Beat Netflix, Amazon, And Hulu In The Streaming Video Market?
Forbes - 2017-11-01
With Apple entering the streaming video business, what can they do to compete with all the other streaming services out there? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand ...

Facebook, Google won't commit to stop taking foreign cash for U.S. political ads
Yahoo News - 2017-11-01
WASHINGTON -- Facebook and Google declined under repeated congressional questioning Tuesday to commit to stop taking Russian rubles and other foreign currencies as payment for American political advertisements, despite federal election law prohibiting ...

Food labeled 'snack' leaves you hungrier than food labeled 'meal'
United Press International - 2017-11-01
Nov. 1 (UPI) --Eating pasta labeled "snack" rather than "meal" made people eat more later on, our latest study found. We also found that participants ate more later on when the pasta was eaten as a snack, that is, standing up, from a plastic pot, rather ...

Some of the biggest trading firms in the world are getting in on the bitcoin business
Business Insider - 2017-11-01
Traders and clerks frantically signal trades in eurodollar futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange after the Federal Reserve announced a hike in interest rates, June 30, 1999. REUTERS/Scott Olson Two of the largest exchange groups in the world are ...

Ex-Iloilo mayor cleared of P1-M ghost project case
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has ... responsibility of implementing the subject infrastructure projects falls on the municipal engineer" in accordance with the Program of Work. The court noted that even the prosecution's ...

Plastic nanoparticles could improve delivery of cancer drugs
United Press International - 2017-11-01
Nov. 1 (UPI) --University of New South Wales researchers have developed a method to control polymer molecule shapes that can turn into effective drug delivery systems. Researchers used polymer molecules containing a water-soluble portion and a non-water ...

The NFL protest debate is a great example of Russia using Twitter to manipulate Americans
Mashable - 2017-11-01
Facebook, Google, Twitter are currently being scrutinized by U.S. lawmakers for their influence and Russian interference in the 2016 election. But the hearings in Washington aren't just about politics. Several senators used the National Football League ...

Obama Takes to Twitter to Promote Obamacare Enrollment
NPR News - 2017-11-01
Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter Wednesday morning to encourage people to shop for Affordable Care Act health insurance. Obama's rare appeal comes as his signature health care law is under attack by his successor, President Trump, and ...

Send-off ceremony for Indonesian Navy ships held
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Personnel of the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao held a send-off ceremony in General Santos City yesterday for two Indonesian Navy ships that arrived on Sunday for a goodwill visit. The Philippine Navy said part of the visit was the ...

Traffic cop nabbed for extortion
philstar.com - 2017-11-01
Francisco has been the subject of several complaints of extortion activities, targeting mostly habal-habal drivers as well as people who do not have quarantine passes," Lee said in a statement yesterday.

The biggest state and business leaders event
Philstar - 2017-11-01
We have been mentoring micro and small entrepreneurs for ... share their vision and pathway towards shared prosperity. The summit will feature forums on infrastructure development, women economic power and human capital development, right money and open ...

Report: Influencers, publishers expect revenue boost as brands invest more on native ads
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine brands are set to invest more heavily on native advertising than on display ads next year, driving optimism among "influencers" and publishers who, in turn, expect a boost in their revenues. According to a report ...

Paris-based AFD offers EUR100-M loan
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Paris-based Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has committed to provide a 100-million-euro loan to the Philippines to strengthen local governance and ensure inclusive growth in the regions. In a statement, the Department of ...

SMC-run expressways ready for expansion
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is ready to start the expansion of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the Skyway system, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAX) to help ease congestion in the ...

'Cumbersome' business procedures drag Philippines' ranking in ease of doing business
Philstar - 2017-11-01
Trade Secretary and National Competitiveness Council chair Ramon Lopez earlier said the country aims to move up within the top 20 global rankings in doing business by 2020. For this year, he expected the Philippines' ranking to climb two to five notches.

3 slain, 1 hurt in shootings
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected robber was killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Bulacan yesterday. Two other persons were slain in shootings in Batangas and Pangasinan while another was wounded in Pampanga. Ace Viray, alias Buwaya ...

Student commits suicide over cell phone
Philstar - 2017-11-01
URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan , Philippines -- Distraught that his parents did not grant his request to buy him a new cell phone, a student allegedly committed suicide in this town on Tuesday. Ryan Espinoza, 17, was found hanging from the ceiling of his ...

Man found dead, girlfriend missing
Philstar - 2017-11-01
LAGUNA , Philippines -- A man was found dead along the road in Barangay Paciano, Calamba, Laguna on Tuesday. The body of factory worker Ronnie Molinar, 19, bore seven stab wounds in the back and five in the head. His throat was slashed while two of ...

5 die in motorbike mishaps
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Five persons died in separate road accidents involving motorcycles in Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Pangasinan in the past two days. The bodies of Roylen Bautista, 21, and Aldrin Dinan, 18, were found near the wreckage of their ...

Meralco prepaid customers seen to hit 100 K by year-end
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) expects its prepaid customers to surge to 100,000 by year-end amid growing demand for the service, a ranking company official said. Meralco has activated 76,763 prepaid customers under the Kuryente Load ...

EDSA BRT up for SoKor funding
Philstar - 2017-11-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has included the P37.76-billion Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line 2 among the projects it will propose for financing assistance from South Korea, according to the Department of Finance. In an interview ...

Group asks Congress for inquiry into Marawi siege, allegations of looting by gov't troops
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-01
Davao City (CNN Philippines, November 2) -- As the government turns to the rehabilitation of Marawi City, there are calls to investigate how the siege and the alleged looting of homes by soldiers could have been avoided. Marawi residents who were allowed ...

SSS assures members funds are intact amid controversy
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 2) -- The Social Security System (SSS) assures its worried members their contributions are intact despite a controversy involving four of its executives. SSS Chairman Dean Amado Valdez said investigation is ongoing ...

Two more Maute fighters killed in Marawi
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-01
Marawi City (CNN Philippines, November 2) -- Two more Maute fighters, including the alleged right-hand man of terror leader Isnilon Hapilon, were killed, the military said on Thursday. Military officials said the two fighters engaged in a firefight with ...

Close to 60,000 soldiers, police to secure ASEAN Summit in November
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 2) -- Close to 60,000 soldiers and police will be deployed for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit this month. The Department of Interior and Local Government on Thursday said 59,276 ...

Start-ups transforming business landscape in the Philippines
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-01
Its subsidiary Globe Telecom, Inc. has a financial technology venture with Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Ayala is scouting for start-ups that have "some relation or significance to our ...

Overseas Filipino Bank to be reorganized as lending business
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-01
THE PLANNED Overseas Filipino Bank will be established in April, after original plans to set it up in January, as the business plan is being reconfigured to make it a lending institution. Land Bank of the Philippines ... branches to service the ...

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