Related News

Google has detailed how Russia tried to use its platforms to influence US politics
Business Insider - 2017-10-31
Google says it has found more than 1,000 videos from Russian-linked accounts that attempted to influence US politics. The disclosures come as Google, Facebook, and Twitter prepare to testify to Congress about Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

DOLE releases new rules on labor law enforcement
Philstar - 2017-10-31
The DOLE said routine inspections and complaint inspections or occupational safety and health (OSH) standard investigations can now be conducted pursuant to the visitorial power of the labor secretary or authorized representatives, particularly the special ...

Tech Companies Testify On Capitol Hill, Detail Russian Interference Efforts
NPR News - 2017-10-31
Facebook, Twitter and Google testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill, and the companies are expected to tell senators that Russian interference efforts in the 2016 presidential election were broader than was originally thought. Facebook, for example, plans to ...

Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot And The Conflict Within Facebook
NPR News - 2017-10-31
In July 2016, the aftermath of a police shooting of an African-American man was broadcast live on Facebook. Instantly, Americans of all stripes used the platform to step up the race wars and attack each other. Across the world, in India this past summer, a ...

New treatment for adults with mantle cell lymphoma approved
United Press International - 2017-10-31
Oct. 31 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new treatment for adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma, an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The FDA granted accelerated approval of Calquence, or acalabrutinib, a kinase ...

QEV Phl putting up e-vehicle charging stations at SM malls
Philstar - 2017-10-31
Earlier this month, QEV also struck a deal with Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. to put up EV charging infrastructure ... Apart from Shell and SM, QEV earlier said it is also in talks with the Ayala Group to put up e-jeepney charging stations in their ...

Philippines renews pledge of $1-B loan to IMF
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has renewed its commitment to strengthen the global financial safety net with the extension of the $1-billion loan facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor ...

Bank lending expands 21% in Sept
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Bank lending expanded 21.1 percent, or P1.18 trillion to P6.76 trillion in end-September from P5.58 trillion recorded in end-September last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday. The credit growth in July was ...

Tax reform for a higher level of economic development
Philstar - 2017-10-31
CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 1, 2017 - 12:00am I take up a topic of great importance and immediacy and will postpone the articulation of the Filipino dream as I had ...

NPC warns vs data breaches during holidays
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is reminding data protection officers (DPO) of government offices and private companies to protect their networks and data processing systems from data breaches during the long holidays.

Alzheimer's disease could affect the whole body
United Press International - 2017-10-31
Oct. 31 (UPI) --A new discovery could change the way scientists think about where Alzheimer's disease originates in the body. It has long been believed that Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia, begins in the brain, but a new study by ...

Long-time Microsoft exec Julie Larson-Green leaves Microsoft
ZDNet - 2017-10-31
Julie Larson-Green is leaving Microsoft after 25 years with the company, as of today, October 31. Larson-Green said in a post on Facebook that she is "leaving Microsoft to pursue new adventures in building great teams and customer-first products.

More Marawi schools reopen
Philstar - 2017-10-31
LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- More students in Marawi returned to their classrooms as 12 more schools that were affected by the fighting between Maute militants and government troops reopened on Monday. John Magno, Department of Education-Autonomous ...

Apple to drop Qualcomm components in next iPhones, iPads: Report
ZDNet - 2017-10-31
Apple is designing its iPhone and iPads for next year without any components from Qualcomm, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple's consideration to move away from the chipmaker comes during an escalating legal battle with Qualcomm across the globe.

Magnitude 4.1 quake jolts Bicol
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook parts of the Bicol region yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake occurred at about 11:14 a.m., with its epicenter traced 68 kilometers northwest ...

2 of 6 Laguna jail escapees recaptured
Philstar - 2017-10-31
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Two of the six inmates who escaped from the Laguna provincial jail on Sunday were recaptured in Imus, Cavite yesterday morning. Rhandel Vale and Romel Macaraig who are facing murder and carjacking charges ...

Japanese tourist hurt in fall while trekking
Philstar - 2017-10-31
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- A Japanese tourist suffered serious injuries when he fell into a shallow ravine near Tappiah Falls in Barangay Batad, Banaue, Ifugao on Monday. Motoki Inoye slipped while trekking with other tourists and a tour ...

Bomb scares hit Batangas courts
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Three courts in Batangas received bomb threats on Monday. Prosecutors of the Regional Trial Court Branch 87 in Rosario town and RTC Branch 86 in Taal received text messages before 8 a.m. warning of a bomb explosion. An employee of a ...

PLDT building P7 B US-Japan cable link
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- PLDT Inc. is spending close to P7 billion for a new cable system to increase the capacity and resiliency of undersea fiber links to the US and Japan as it expects continued growth in data traffic. The fiber optic submarine cable ...

ADB extends $100-M loan for infra project preparation
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a $100 million technical assistance loan to fund pre-investment activities for connective infrastructure projects in the Philippines valued at around $3.8 billion. The board of directors ...

IATA nixes proposed cap on domestic airfares
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed concern over proposals to impose a cap on domestic airfares and prohibit overbooking as these may hamper the growth of the Philippine aviation industry. "We are ...

BDO urges accountholders to upgrade to EMV cards
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- BDO Unibank Inc. reminded its clients to shift to debit cards embedded with Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) chip to ensure wider protection against fraudulent activities usually carried out in electronic banking channels. Edwin Reyes ...

Harry Roque is new Duterte spokesman
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- Kabayan Party-list Representative Harry Roque is the new Presidential Spokesperson. Roque replaces Ernesto Abella, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Friday. "Hindi na congressman, secretary na siya ...

Duterte ensures Japan-backed infra projects to start ASAP
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Davao City (CNN Philippines, October 31 ... "I met with industry leaders in Tokyo who signed business agreements valued at six billion dollars. This is more than three times the amount of sealed businesses agreements during my first visit to Japan ...

LOOK: Duterte meets Japanese Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte met for the first time on Tuesday Japanese imperial couple, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. Duterte, along with his common-law partner Cielito "Honeylet Avanceña" were ...

PPP to continue to take back seat to state funding -- DoF
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-31
NOTWITHSTANDING calls by Philippine and foreign business groups for the government to put public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements back at the forefront of its infrastructure drive, state financing will continue to be a preferred mode, the head of the ...

QEV aims to put up 200 charging stations by 2022
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-31
QEV Philippines is the joint venture between Filipino businessman Enrique M. Aboitiz and his Spanish business partner Enrique Bañuelos. - Victor V. Saulon

Waymo dumped partial self-driving features after discovering people sleeping while driving
Mashable - 2017-10-31
Self-driving vehicle innovators Waymo revealed the company abandoned partially autonomous features because it found people napping in cars while traveling at high speeds, threatening their ability to grab hold of the wheel -- if necessary. During a tour ...

Revisiting the fiduciary duties of the board of directors and management
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-31
This anachronistic CG attitude can also be found sprinkled in Philippine jurisprudence, a sampling of which can be seen in Western Institute of Technology v. Salas, which held: "There is no argument that directors or trustees, as the case may be ...

Indonesian national captured in Marawi battle zone
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Marawi City (CNN Philippines, November 1) -- An Indonesian national was captured Wednesday by government forces in the main battle area of Marawi City. Lanao del Sur police chief Senior Supt. Joel Guyguyon said Muhammad Ilham Syaputra was arrested in ...

Tens of thousands pack cemeteries on #Undas2017 despite rains
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 1) -- Thousands flocked to cemeteries nationwide on All Saints' Day on Wednesday to pay their respects to departed loved ones, despite continuous rains brought by Tropical Depression "Ramil." At the Libingan Ng Mga ...

Duterte counting on China to keep word on South China Sea
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Davao City (CNN Philippines, November 1) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said that the maritime dispute in the South China Sea was among a number of issues he discussed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their bilateral talks. Speaking to ...

PAGASA: Low pressure area to bring rainy Undas
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- Families headed to their loved ones' graves today and Wednesday should be ready for rain as a low pressure area and the tail end of a cold front is affecting parts of the country. The latest update of the ...

LOOK: Rainy pre-All Saints Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-31
Cruz police station said. Despite the bad weather in Metro Manila, which, according to weather bureau was triggered by the northeast monsoon or "hanging Amihan," more people are expected to brave the rains on Wednesday, Simbajon said. Subscribe to ...

Myth still surrounds grave of late anti-Moro commander
Philstar - 2017-10-31
NORTH COTABATO -- Caretakers of a local cemetery are guarding for 35 years now a tomb of a mythical anti-Moro cult leader whose skeletal remains some people believe can be made into powerful amulets. Feliciano Luces, known in central Mindanao as the ...

Duterte's first day in Japan reaps over P300 billion-worth of investments
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Meralco Chairman Manny Pangilinan, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation President and CEO Jose Ma. Lim, Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and CEO Vince Dizon were among top Philippine officials who signed deals with Japan's biggest ...

PH official visit to Japan: A reunion between friends
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- Good-natured ribbing and self-deprecation marked the toasts at a dinner hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his home in Tokyo for President Rodrigo Duterte. In his toast, Abe recounted the warm ...

Revitalized Mighty boosted Sept tax take
Inquirer - 2017-10-31
"Sin" taxes collected from cigarettes increased by 14 percent to P11.1 billion in September, partly due to the jump in payments from homegrown Mighty Corp. The latest Department of Finance (DOF) data showed excise tax collections from the tobacco ...

Duterte urges reflection in Undas message: 'We can become agents of positive change'
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday asked the nation to use the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day break to reflect on effecting change in the society. "As we pause to honor our dearly departed and our saints ...

U.P. profs: Law vs. fake news could violate right to free speech
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- Media scholars said a proposed bill to punish those who make and spread fake news could violate the constitutional right to free speech. "We're trying to let them imagine criteria that we could not even ...

If You're Shopping For Health Insurance, Make Sure You're Paid Up On Old Plan
NPR News - 2017-10-31
The 2018 annual open-enrollment period for coverage on the health insurance marketplaces starts Wednesday. But if you don't take care of lingering issues from your past coverage, they may come back to haunt you. A new rule will allow some insurers to ...

Aegis Juris' alleged president calls for dismissal of Atio murder charges for lack of merit
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) -- A principal suspect in the death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III on Monday said the charges against him, including murder, must be dismissed since these are baseless and unfounded. Arvin Balag, alleged ...

Bato: Rookie cops' pay to double by January 2018
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) -- Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) can look forward to a more prosperous 2018 after the country's top cop said salary raises would welcome them in the new year. PNP Chief Director General Ronald ...

Japan commits to 'give flesh' to 1T yen pledge to PH
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines. October 31) -- Japan said it was committed to delivering on its one trillion yen or roughly P456 billion pledge to the country. This, according to both President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in ...

$129 billion in extreme weather losses last year -- climate report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-31
Paris, France -- Extreme weather caused some $129 billion (111 billion euros) in economic losses last year, said a report Tuesday that warned the bill will keep climbing as climate change boosts droughts, storms and floods. There was a 46-percent increase ...

Tesla sued for Model 3 delays
CNN Money - 2017-10-31
Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned company employees that ramping up production of the Model 3 would be put them in "production hell.' He didn't mention there would be lawyers. But the bottlenecks and delays getting the new assembly lines up and running have ...

LIVE updates: All Souls' Day in the Philippines 2017
Philstar - 2017-10-31
MANILA, Philippines MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos are observing All Souls' Day or Undas on November 1. Bookmark this live blog for the latest updates on Undas in various cemeteries and traffic information. You may also contribute to the reporting by ...

Serious dishonesty, misconduct raps filed vs SSS execs over stock purchases
Inquirer - 2017-10-31
Is the chief investment manager of the Social Security System illegally profiting from his position by trading his own stocks using the very same stockbrokers who manage the portfolio of the state-administered pension fund? SSS commissioner Jose Garbiel La ...

MICC to conduct review of mines every two years
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- The Mining Industry Coordinating Council will conduct biennial reviews of mining operations in the country in compliance with its mandate, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said. In a press release on ...

Cremation gives PH coffin capital stiff competition
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
SANTO TOMAS, Pampanga -- Cremation has given this coffin capital of the Philippines very serious competition. St. Louis Memorial Chapels, an industry leader here, has seen its monthly average sales dip since 2016, selling just 40 to 45 of its usual 50 ...

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