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Worrying health trends persist in Asean region
Global Nation - 2017-11-05
He also mentioned that Brunei Darussalam had chaired the Asean Health Ministers Meeting and other related ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download ...

Dreamforce veterans swear by this app to find all the best parties at Salesforce's annual conference in San Francisco
Business Insider - 2017-11-05
Veterans to Dreamforce, the annual user conference for Salesforce, swear by the Partyforce app for finding the best free nightlife during the conference. The app tracks sponsored parties throughout the city and lets users create an agenda of events they ...

Twitter's search tool is blocking photo searches of #bisexual, but not #lesbian or #gay
Mashable - 2017-11-05
The social media platform is under scrutiny after several accounts noticed the search tool had begun to bar photos (as well as videos and news) tagged with the #bisexual hashtag -- and others. The hashtags #bisexual and #bisexuality are not the only ...

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger is off -- again
Mashable - 2017-11-05
T-Mobile and Sprint won't be joining forces after all. The two companies ended a months-long negotiation to merge after failing "to find mutually agreeable terms," they said in a joint statement released early Sunday. The move marks the second time in ...

10 wireless chargers for Apple's new iPhone X
Computer World - 2017-11-05
The iPhone X is finally here, and among its many attributes, such as Face ID technology, it will support native wireless charging - just as the iPhone 8 line does. Apple's iPhone X supports fast-charging via its wired Lightning connector and 7.5W ...

SSS investment program to continue amid controversy
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- State-owned Social Security System (SSS) has tapped the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a global investment bank, to help the company improve its investment program as it plans more "brick and mortar investments" and eyes equities abroad.

Taking mobility to higher level
Philstar - 2017-11-05
Motoring and business journalists from the Philippines were given the opportunity to test drive the Lexus LS sedan to experience some of its automated driving technologies. Unfortunately for Philippine buyers, no timetable has been set to bring the Lexus ...

PAL expects 2-digit growth in passenger volume
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Airlines (PAL) expects double-digit growth in passenger volume next year from around 15 million passengers this year amid growing demand for both domestic and international travel. PAL president and chief operating ...

GOCC subsidies decline P2.4 B in Sept
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government granted P2.45 billion in budgetary support to state corporations in September, with the bulk going to agricultural agencies, data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) showed. According to the latest report ...

Econ integration in Asia up for forum discussion
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Realizing economic integration in Asia will be tackled by experts in a conference set on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. The one-day summit with the theme "ASEAN leadership amid a new world order" will ...

DOF to focus on technology to improve ease of doing business
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) is gearing up for the establishment of digital platforms which are seen to cut red tape and help improve the ease of doing business in the Philippines. In an interview, Finance Secretary Carlos ...

A guide to preparing bid documents
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Early this year, the government released a new set of bidding documents to align with the new Procurement Law Implementing Rules and Regulations that took effect on Oct. 28, 2016. To help those in the private sector who wants to ...

Senate panel slams UST officials for negligence, incompetence in hazing case
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-05
Divina had earlier denied meeting the student before the rites took place. Poe added the Pacific Star building is owned by Century Properties, whose corporate secretary is a senior partner at Divina Law. She also revealed Century Properties owns Novotel ...

9 Maute stragglers killed in Marawi - military
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Nine more Maute stragglers were killed in the war zone in Marawi on Sunday, military said on Monday. Joint Task Force Ranao Deputy Commander Colonel Romeo Brawner said among them is Ibrahim Maute aka Abu Jamil, a cousin ...

ICRC gives Marawi returnees access to health care, potable water
BusinessMirror. - 2017-11-05
East Basak and Bangon received essential medicines and supplies from the ICRC for the health needs of returning residents. With the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), it installed 11 water-distribution points to augment the supply of potable water to nine ...

Shareholders urge PSE to delay Calata delisting
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-05
SHAREHOLDERS of Calata Corp. are planning to consolidate their voting rights to bring in new management that will take control of the company, in a bid to stop its delisting from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Minority shareholders, who together own ...

Online registration system for businesses operational by end-2017
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-05
The system will link the Department of Trade and Industry, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Pag-IBIG fund, as well as local government units. "This registry will help streamline front-line government ...

Clark-Miyamit Falls Trail Ultra set for later this month
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-05
The Clark-Miyamit Falls Trail Ultra happens on Nov. 26. EXCITING trail running action takes place up north later this month as Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City hosts the seventh edition of the Clark-Miyamit Falls Trail Ultra. Happening on Nov. 26 at the ...

3 PLDT landing stations awarded ISO certification
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-05
PLDT, Inc. has obtained certification from technical services provider TüV Rheinland for its cable landing stations. In a statement, the telecommunications firm said three PLDT cable landing stations were awarded ISO 22301:2012 certifications, namely the ...

Conflicts of interest at SSS
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-05
No other choice in the immediate and urgent now, but the politically unpalatable increase in present member-contributions to keep SSS alive. Amelia H. C. Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

IFRS 17: In search of better answers
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-05
For many MNEs, technology is an inevitable medium to help them penetrate the international market. Due to the growing complexity of evolving business models, more and more MNEs are adopting cloud computing into their operations. Cloud computing is ...

PES conference amidst reduced risk and uncertainty
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-05
The Philippine Economic Society (PES) annual conference is probably the most cerebral event in the field of economics and business in the country. The reason is that in the afternoon, there are eight simultaneous panel discussions on eight different topics ...

Senator: UST officials 'pointing fingers' at each other on who is responsible in hazing case
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- The Senate investigation on the hazing death of Atio Castillo resumed Monday, and lawmakers are now looking into the university's accountability in the case. During today's hearing, senators accused officials ...

Hazing suspect: Someone tried to stop us from rushing Atio to hospital
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- Aegis Juris Fraternity member Marc Ventura revealed on Monday one of those who were present at the hazing stopped them from bringing Horacio "Atio" Castillo III to the hospital. Ventura, who remains a suspect ...

Palace to CJ Sereno: Resign to save judiciary from further damage
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- Malacañang on Monday urged Supreme Court Chief Justice (CJ) Ma. Lourdes Sereno to resign to save the country's judicial branch from further damage. Incoming presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said he does ...

Authorities arrest Omar Maute's wife in Iligan raid
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-05
Iligan City (CNN Philippines, November 5) - Authorities have arrested Minhati Madrais, the Indonesian wife of Omar Maute, Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 10 said on Sunday. Police said they initially did not know Madrais, also known as "Baby," was ...

Cebu mayor wants city employees to use Grab, Uber to avoid misuse of gov't vehicles
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- Cebu Mayor Tommy Osmeña is proposing that city employees use app-based transport services to avoid the misuse of government vehicles. "What we want to do is we want to be able to monitor where our people are ...

COA to DSWD: Plug leaks first before expanding cash transfer program
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-05
As for the health care aspect, DSWD commissioned the Social Weather Stations to conduct spot check reports. However, SWS found that among surveyed children below six years old, 11 percent were underweight in 2011, which increased to 12 percent in 2012 and ...

Philippines frees four East Timorese to attend ASEAN meeting
investing.com - 2017-11-05
Since 2005, ASEAN leaders have held a dialogue with the region's top civil society groups to listen to development concerns and address critical issues such as poverty, health and education. Philippines security forces are deploying nearly 60,000 army and ...

67% of Filipinos satisfied with Duterte, but expect less from him
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-05
Filipino adults expecting President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill most, if not all, of his promises declined but majority remained satisfied with his performance, according to the results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Sunday.

Worrying health trends persist in Asean region
Global Nation - 2017-11-05
He also mentioned that Brunei Darussalam had chaired the Asean Health Ministers Meeting and other related ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download ...

BSP keeps focus on inflation target
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reiterated it is not expected to move in synch with the tightening moves of some central banks in advanced economies. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said monetary authorities are focused on ...

Ex-Lucena City mayor appeals graft conviction
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Lucena City mayor Ramon Talaga Jr. has urged the Sandiganbayan Third Division to reconsider its decision sentencing him to up to eight years of imprisonment in connection with the allegedly anomalous awarding of a P36 ...

4 cops held for creating trouble at bar
Philstar - 2017-11-05
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Four police officers were arrested for creating trouble at a bar in Lucena, Quezon before dawn yesterday. Police Officer 1 Robert Quierrez, PO1 Maynard Derama and PO2 Michelle Eyatid of Burdeos police station and ...

Power outage to hit Pangasinan
Philstar - 2017-11-05
DAGUPAN, Philippines -- Two cities and 17 towns in Pangasinan will experience a 12-hour power interruption on Tuesday. Melma Batario, National Grid Corp. of the Philippines regional communications and public affairs officer, said the 6 a.m. to 6 p.m ...

Ex-Lucena mayor appeals graft conviction
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Lucena mayor Ramon Talaga Jr. has appealed a Sandiganbayan decision sentencing him to a maximum of eight years in prison for the award of a computerization project to an unqualified service provider. In a 37-page motion for ...

Red tide alert up in 6 provinces
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has imposed a shellfish ban in six provinces. In shellfish bulletin 35, BFAR said shellfish gathered from Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay and Puerto Princesa Bays in Palawan; Irong ...

1 killed, 2 hurt in gun attacks
Philstar - 2017-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A man was killed and two others were wounded in shootings in Surigao City, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte on Friday. Villezel Villegas, 37, a resident of Silay Hills, Barangay Taft, Surigao City, was driving his motorcycle when ...

Flights to Basco, Tuguegarao cancelled
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-05
Several domestic flights between Manila and Basco as well as Batanes and Tuguegarao City were cancelled due to inclement weather, airport authorities announced Sunday. The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced the cancellation of the ...

SMC proposes to extend NAIA Expressway to BGC
Inquirer - 2017-11-05
SMC president Ramon S. Ang said the conglomerate was preparing for a wave of expansion of its toll road business over the next three years. Earlier this year, it announced an agreement with the state-run Philippine National Construction Corp. to jointly ...

Study: Coffee may help kidney disease patients avoid early death
United Press International - 2017-11-04
SATURDAY, Nov. 4, 2017 -- Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer? That's the suggestion of a new study that found that among more than 2,300 Americans with chronic kidney disease, those who drank the most caffeinated drinks ...

ABS-CBN, GMA contest ratings lead in October
Philstar - 2017-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN Corp. maintained its leadership in nationwide television ratings in October, while GMA Network Inc. claimed it won the ratings game in urban households. In a statement, ABS-CBN said it had an average national audience share ...

PSEi goes for, then retreats from 8,600
Inquirer - 2017-11-04
The stock barometer yesterday flirted with the 8,600 level, setting a new intra-day peak, before succumbing to profit-taking. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) pulled back by 139.89 points or 1.64 percent to close at 8,376.13.

Potential T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Falls Apart
NPR News - 2017-11-04
After years of talks and speculation, Sprint and T-Mobile announced Saturday that they have ended discussions about a merger. In a joint statement, the third- (T-Mobile) and fourth-largest (Sprint) wireless carriers in the U.S. explained that they were ...

4 Ways To Drive Customer Engagement With AI
Forbes - 2017-11-04
Once fodder for sci-fi novels, artificial intelligence (AI) is now a key ingredient in customer engagement. In fact, according to a Pegasystems survey on customer engagement, 100% of top-performing companies are currently using AI. On top of that, 56% of ...

The head of sales as NBCUniversal just issued a stark warning to the ad industry
Business Insider - 2017-11-04
NBCU's sales boss says that ad agencies are holding up the TV business from competing with tech giants like Google and Facebook. The executive hinted that the media giant is planning an aggressive shake up of the legacy TV ad model next year. "We transact ...

Apple eased the pressure for the iPhone X to be a smash hit, thanks to this business comeback
Business Insider - 2017-11-04
A lot of Apple investors are betting the new iPhone X will trigger a massive consumer buying spree and boost the company's revenues. But even before the iPhone X hit store shelves on Friday, Apple's smartphone business was on the upswing. As we can ...

Egypt archaeologist criticises pyramid void 'discovery'
Yahoo News - 2017-11-04
Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian archaeologist overseeing a project to scan a pyramid for voids on Saturday criticised the announcement of a discovery of a passenger plane-sized cavity in the Great Pyramid. Scientists with the ScanPyramids project revealed on ...

UNHCR praises Philippines support for refugees
Philstar - 2017-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) lauded the signing of the interagency agreement on the protection of asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons in the Philippines. The agreement, signed last Oct. 12 ...

Apple's latest macOS update dropped a ton of new emoji
Mashable - 2017-11-04
Hundreds of new emoji are finally starting to make their way into the world. Apple dropped the latest public beta of macOS High Sierra and the update comes with hundreds of new emoji, including animals, dinosaurs, and a bunch of smileys. SEE ALSO: Apple's ...

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