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La Niña develops; expect rains, flooding
Philstar - 2017-10-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Brace for more rains and possible flooding in the coming months due to a developing weak La Niña, the state weather bureau advised the public yesterday. There is a 70 percent chance that La Niña will hit the country next month ...

LPA, Paolo leave P175-M damage to agri, infra
Philstar - 2017-10-23
ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines -- At least P175 million worth of agriculture products and infrastructure in this city have been damaged by heavy rains and floods spawned by a low-pressure area and Tropical Storm Paolo since last week, officials said ...

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Luzon
Philstar - 2017-10-23
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocked parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, on Sunday night. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said there were no reports of damage or injuries, but warned the public of possible ...

Ex-Basilan village chief beheaded
Philstar - 2017-10-23
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines --A former barangay captain was beheaded in Sumisip, Basilan on Sunday. The decapitated remains of Hadji Najir Bohong, 58, former chairman of Barangay Mahatalang, was recovered in Sitio Punu at about 11 a.m. Authorities are ...

4 drown in Pangasinan, Cagayan
Philstar - 2017-10-23
LABRADOR, Pangasinan , Philippines --Three persons drowned on a beach in this town on Saturday and another in Cagayan on Sunday. Grade 6 students Ashley Lontoco and Cyrus Vinluan, both 11, were swimming on a beach in Barangay Uyong when they were swept ...

5 slain in shootout with Cavite cops
Philstar - 2017-10-23
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines --An alleged gun-for-hire, his partner and his three cohorts were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Cavite before dawn yesterday. Airon Cruz, with aliases of Toyo and Praning, the alleged leader of ...

Comey Fesses Up, Claims Ownership Of Suspected Twitter Account
NPR News - 2017-10-23
Former FBI Director James Comey, who has cultivated a low public profile since his surprise firing last May, confirmed Monday that he is the author of a Twitter account that was previously anonymous -- and signaled that he is going to rejoin the national ...

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D Thesis Goes Online, Website Crashes
Bloomberg - 2017-10-23
London (AP) -- Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university's website. Completed in 1966 when Hawking was 24, "Properties of Expanding Universes" explores ideas about the ...

2 Marawi evacuees slain in Iloilo attack
Philstar - 2017-10-23
ILOILO CITY , Philippines -- A man armed with a hammer reportedly attacked three members of a family from Marawi City, killing two of them and seriously wounding the other in Mandurriao district here at dawn yesterday. Muamar Ditingki, 29, and his ...

2 killed in Negros shooting
Philstar - 2017-10-23
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines -- Two persons were killed while two others were wounded when at least 10 men strafed a house in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Saturday. Angel Bacani and his partner Sofia Dagat were having dinner with two visitors ...

PLDT upbeat on Q3 results
Philstar - 2017-10-23
MANILA, Philippines -- PLDT Inc. is upbeat on third quarter income results as it expects its home and enterprise segments to deliver double-digit growth in revenue. PLDT chairman and chief executive officer Manuel V. Pangilinan told reporters on the ...

ILO urges businesses to avoid child labor
Philstar - 2017-10-23
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines --The International Labor Organization (ILO) has urged businesses to avoid hiring minors in their work force as plans to eliminate child labor practice in the country gains ground. ILO country director Khalid Hassan said ...

Cimatu to inhibit on MICC decision
Philstar - 2017-10-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has decided not to participate in the deliberations on open pit mining. The interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will decide today whether the ban on open pit mining will stay or ...

Index slides as investors pocket gains
Philstar - 2017-10-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices declined yesterday as investors pocketed gains, analysts said. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) retreated 72.63 points to close at 8,348.32, while the broader All Shares gauge lost 28 points, or 0.57 ...

Mycophenolate Add-On Improves Graves' Orbitopathy
Medscape News - 2017-10-23
VICTORIA, British Columbia -- The addition of nonsteroidal intravenous (IV) mycophenolate to the recommended therapy of IV methylprednisolone significantly improves severe Graves' orbitopathy, with benefits in clinical as well as quality of life measures ...

Google might need to recall the Pixel 2 XL because of defective screens
Mashable - 2017-10-23
You might wa to hold off on buying a Pixel 2 XL until Google addresses its screen issues. Now that Google's new flagship Android phone is officially out and in people's hands, reports have come out that call into question the quality of its display.

New acting Comelec Chairman named
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has a new acting chief after President Rodrigo Duterte accepted the immediate resignation of Andres Bautista. Christian Robert Lim replaced Bautista through a unanimous ...

Military still after handful of terrorists in Marawi
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Marawi City (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- The military said operations are ongoing against a handful of Maute fighters, a day after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the end of combat operations. The military on Tuesday continued efforts to ...

Palace declares November 13-15 special nonworking days in some areas
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) - The government declared special nonworking days in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Pampanga on November 13 to 15 (Monday to Wednesday) to give way to the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. The ASEAN events will ...

PLDT sees strong growth for home, enterprise
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-23
PLDT, Inc. anticipates "positive" fixed line revenues and double-digit growth for its home and enterprise business in the third quarter, its President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Manuel V. Pangilinan said. "Always positive, for the fixed ...

Duterte appoints supporter Lorraine Badoy as PCOO undersecretary
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy as the undersecretary of his communications office. Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO ...

Apple Sued Over Apple Watch Exercise Monitoring Technology Infringement Claims
International Business Times - 2017-10-23
Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit claiming that its Apple Watch smartwatches infringe a licensed exercise monitoring patent. The plaintiff, however, was identified to be the serial patent troll who has sued the Cupertino giant for a couple of times now.

Arm announces PSA security architecture for IoT devices
ZDNet - 2017-10-23
Arm has unveiled PSA, a new systems architecture designed to help secure and protect today's connected devices. The British semiconductor firm said on Monday ahead of TechCon 2017 that the new system, Platform Security Architecture (PSA), is intended to ...

CA upholds sale of SMC telco assets to Globe, PLDT
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- The appeals court has affirmed the P69.1-billion deal for Globe Telecom Inc. and Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) to acquire a telecommunications subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC).

Duterte supporters launch alliance to encourage unity among Filipinos
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte gathered Monday to launch a group claiming to promote positive political debates among Filipinos. Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte led the event ...

Essential Phone price slashed $200 after two months
ZDNet - 2017-10-23
If you thought the Essential Phone was too expensive at $699, you may be ready to jump on one at the new $499 price. Last week one of my Twitter followers sent me his Essential Phone to test out since I was very interested in this phone. I just posted my ...

Kaspersky Lab tries to claw back trust with transparency initiative
ZDNet - 2017-10-23
Kaspersky Lab has promised to work with independent companies to conduct audits on its product source code in the future in an effort to reestablish trust in the wake of alleged involvement in US government data theft. On Monday, the company issued a brief ...

Chief Justice's lawyers push for their right to cross-examine witnesses in impeachment proceedings
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- The lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday urged a House panel to allow them to cross-examine witnesses to be presented against her in the impeachment proceedings. They filed a motion urging ...

Duterte: Prepare for possible terrorist plots after Marawi liberation
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Bacolod City (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte warned of the evils of the ISIS ideology and called on Filipinos to prepare for possible terrorist activities after the liberation of Marawi City. "I'd like to remind the country that ...

LMG sold to Sytin scion
Inquirer - 2017-10-23
The Chemphil group has sold a controlling stake in subsidiary LMG Chemicals Corp., a shell company deemed suitable for backdoor-listing, to a group that includes an industrial auctioneer. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday ...

EU 'more understanding' of Duterte: special envoy
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- Despite President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the European Union (EU), a special envoy said his Philippine-based European counterparts are more understanding of the administration. Special Envoy to the ...

CEMEX Tatak Experto: Building a Community of Cement Experts
Inquirer - 2017-10-23
We aim to enhance the capabilities of our frontliners so that they too, can grow professionally. We at CEMEX believe that growing a business requires nurturing the people at the forefront of the business." "The learning that I liked best about the ...

Duterte visits wake of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Cardinal Vidal
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Cebu City (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte says he will declare a holiday for the entire province of Cebu on Thursday, October 26 - the day of the burial of Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal - as he paid his last ...

BSP to penalize banks over reporting violations
Philstar - 2017-10-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will penalize starting January next year erring banks habitually failing to submit accurate information concerning their financial condition and results of operations on time. BSP Deputy ...

PAGASA: High chance of La Niña in PH before yearend
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- Expect more rains and possible floods in the coming months as the government weather bureau sees a weak La Niña developing before yearend. PAGASA said there is a 65 to 70 percent chance La Niña will hit most ...

Cloudy skies, scattered rains in Southern Luzon, Visayas due to ITCZ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-23
Despite the exit of Typhoon "Paolo" (international name Lan) from the country, an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will continue to dampen Southern Luzon and Visayas, the weather bureau said in its Sunday afternoon forecast. Due to the ITCZ ...

Mental health bill OK on 2nd reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-23
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a proposed mental health act that will provide a national mental health system and address the needs of Filipinos requiring psychological care. Filed as House Bill No. 6252, the Comprehensive ...

Lawyer offers evidence for Sereno impeachment trial
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 23) -- A lawyer with a pending property dispute case before the Supreme Court offered evidence of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's alleged incompetence for her impeachment trial. Atty. Eligio Mallari, president ...

Antonio scion carves own path
Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Antonio has intimate knowledge of the ever-dynamic real estate industry having grown up with it, being one of the four sons of Century Properties Group Inc. founder Jose E.B. Antonio. "It is not like I just woke up in this industry. It is one that I know ...

Mr. Wash goes to Club Mwah
Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Malillin says he will treasure those many memories with SyCip even more now that he is gone. He will also continue to take to heart the many pieces of business advice that SyCip gave him, to help sustain the success of the peerless Club Mwah.

DoubleDragon plans franchising of JinJiang
Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Property developer DoubleDragon Properties Corp. plans to expand its hotel portfolio under the hospitality brand Jinjiang Inn via franchising. "For JinJiang, we plan to build five company-owned hotels and subfranchise," DoubleDragon chair Edgar Sia II ...

The success of this spoiled influencer
Inquirer - 2017-10-22
You may have heard of The Spoiled Mummy. It is an elegantly designed blog where the author, a well-travelled wife and mother of three, shares travel posts, mommy tips and recipes with her readers. The author is Grace Barbers Baja, daughter of the late ...

$18 billion fund manager started by Al Gore and a Goldman Sachs exec sets sights on Silicon Valley
Business Insider - 2017-10-22
Former Vice President Al Gore teamed up with a former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management to create Generation Investment Management, which invests in sustainable companies in public and private markets. Generation's ethos is rare on Wall Street.

Two 37-Year-Old Aussies Just Got $700 Million Richer In 24 Hours
Forbes - 2017-10-22
Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are cofounders of enterprise software firm Atlassian, a little-known company that serves some seriously high-profile clients, including Tesla, SpaceX, Spotify and every Ivy League university. On Thursday, Atlassian ...

Don't Invest After MongoDB's Successful IPO
Forbes - 2017-10-22
On October 19, database purveyor MongoDB sold shares to the public above its range and enjoyed a 34% post-IPO pop. For its venture investors, this was a decent outcome since the company ended the day with a market capitalization of $1.6 billion -- which ...

Tech companies have a Baby Boomer problem
Business Insider - 2017-10-22
All the recent focus on sexism and gender discrimination in Silicon Valley has obscured another long-festering diversity problem for the tech industry: ageism. Now job hiring website Indeed is shining a spotlight on the issue. The company recently ...

Box CEO Aaron Levie says artificial intelligence will change your life and create huge opportunities
Business Insider - 2017-10-22
Box CEO Aaron Levie reveals the cloud storage company's new AI upgrades at the company's Boxworks 2017 conference. Box Last week, Box introduced Box Skills, which lets app developers apply artificial intelligence from Microsoft, Google, and IBM to their ...

Seeing One Example Of Merging Neutron Stars Raises Five Incredible Questions
Forbes - 2017-10-22
On August 17th, both the light and the gravitational wave signals from inspiraling-and-merging neutron stars reached Earth, where both were detected, for the first time, by humans. The inspiral phase was seen for approximately 30 seconds in the LIGO and ...

New venture capitalists find strength in numbers
TechCrunch - 2017-10-22
The large number of new venture capital funds may hint at broader structural changes in the startup ecosystem, but for the young and eager partners at the helm of many of these funds, all the rush of money means is more competition. Ian Rountree, the ...

Google launched a new bug bounty program to root out vulnerabilities in third-party apps on Google Play
The Verge - 2017-10-22
Google is introducing a new program to help root out vulnerabilities in third-party apps in its Google Play storefront. The Google Play Security Reward Program will pay researchers who discover problems in popular Android apps found in the store.

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