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Rebel informants to get reward
Philstar - 2017-10-26
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- Those who provided information that led to the arrest of two leaders of the communist movement in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental will get a reward. Concerned citizens pooled their resources to raise P200,000, Maj. Gen.

Bataan town mayor suspended
Philstar - 2017-10-26
BALANGA, Bataan, Philippines -- The mayor of Orion town in Bataan has been suspended for nine months. Antonio Raymundo was found guilty of oppression for ordering municipal budget officer Carmelita Waje to vacate her office and placing her on floating ...

Twitter Stock Up Amidst Q3 Earnings, Russia Today Advertising Off-Boarding Announcement
ibtimes.com - 2017-10-26
Just hours after Twitter saw more than a 10 percent bump in its stock price Thursday morning the company announced a new policy on Russian advertising on the social media platform. The announcement comes after investigations the company has been conducting ...

Twitter bans Russian media companies from advertising on its platform
ZDNet - 2017-10-26
Twitter has moved to ban Russian media sites Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its platform after determining that both Kremlin-backed news outlets attempted to interfere with and disrupt the 2016 US presidential election. "This decision ...

PH allies pitch in for Marawi rehabilitation
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- Several countries and international organizations have pledged to help rebuild war-torn Marawi, Malacañang said Friday. These include Australia, Japan, the United States Agency for International Development ...

LOOK: Comment from Presidential Spokesperson's Facebook page insults journalists
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- The Presidential Spokesperson's verified page on Friday posted a negative comment against two journalists in the midst of a news briefing carried live on Facebook. The comment made by the official account of ...

First Ryzen laptop chips: AMD promises big gains in performance and efficiency
ZDNet - 2017-10-26
AMD vs Intel: Are you in the market for a new desktop processor? The chipmaker has released its first laptop chips based on the Zen microarchitecture. While AMD has been shipping Ryzen desktop CPUs for some time, these Ryzen mobile processors are important ...

PLDT to spend P11B to upgrade broadband service
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-26
PLDT, INC. on Thursday said it will spend P11 billion in the next two years to upgrade its fiber optic network. In statement, the telecommunications company said it will upgrade the connection of around 1.3 million subscribers of its fixed line home ...

Health care, science and technology jobs among fastest-growing US occupations
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-26
HOME HEALTH aides, statisticians, solar-panel installers and software developers are among the 15 fastest-growing occupations in the US and reflect the needs of an aging population, a shift to clean energy and employer demand for science, technology and ...

Aegis Juris president struck final blow that rendered Atio unconscious - state witness
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- A hazing suspect-turned-state witness named Aegis Juris Fraternity officials who led the initiation rites of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, with their president giving the final paddle hit that left the neophyte ...

Duterte: Truth in Kian Delos Santos slay case yet to be revealed
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said the whole truth on the death of 17-year old Kian Loyd Delos Santos still has to be disclosed. "'Yung kay Kian na estudyante. Well, you will know the truth, at least ...

Windows 10 apps: Microsoft's new tool helps developers test UI features
ZDNet - 2017-10-26
Microsoft has released Windows Application Driver, to help developers ensure their Windows 10 app's user interface is working properly. The rising tension between IoT and ERP systems The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP ...

Ancient footprints reveal new megatheropod dinosaur species from southern Africa
United Press International - 2017-10-26
Oct. 26 (UPI) --Researchers have found evidence of a new "megatheropod" dinosaur species from southern Africa. The giant carnivore roamed the continent some 200 million years ago. The dinosaur's presence was revealed by a set of three-toed footprints.

Suspected American pedophile arrested at NAIA
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, American Robin Hoyt Alderman was arrested for human trafficking. Authorities said the suspected pedophile was set to carry-out abuse and sexual ...

Duterte: Retired AFP chief to head DILG after a year
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday affirmed his decision to appoint retired Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Eduardo Año as the next Interior Secretary. He may wait a little longer, however ...

ADB raises $27 B from capital markets
Philstar - 2017-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has met the lower end of its fund raising goal from the capital markets this year, having raised $27 billion. The bank aims to raise between $27 billion to $30 billion this year mostly to ...

Cusi not keen on FIT extension
Philstar - 2017-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is not keen on extending the feed-in tariff (FIT) allocation for biomass and run-of-river technologies even as developers are asking for an extension. Cusi said providing FIT perks runs contrary to the ...

What business really needs
Philstar - 2017-10-26
BIZLINKS By Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 26, 2017 - 12:00am Reading between the lines of the 10-point resolution passed by members of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) at the plenary session of the recently ...

Batangas, Cavite or Laguna: Where to live outside Metro Manila?
Philstar - 2017-10-26
For young and new families, a picture-perfect home is nestled within a peaceful community that is accessible from business districts, educational institutions, health facilities and commercial centers. Often too, these families opt for house and lot ...

'Healing Through Harvesting': Gleaning Unwanted Fruit Helps Refugees In Need
NPR News - 2017-10-26
Tilahun Liben thought he was seeing things. Surely that mound of orange orbs under those trees near his church couldn't be oranges. Could they? It was 2010, and Liben had just arrived in Tucson, Ariz., as a refugee from Ethiopia. He had been a musician ...

Twitter overstated monthly users for 3 years but says it could finally turn a profit next quarter
Business Insider - 2017-10-26
Twitter beat Wall Street's expectations for its third-quarter earnings and said it could finally turn a profit next quarter. But the company said it had overstated monthly users for the past three years. Twitter still won't reveal exactly how many daily ...

Uber now lets you add multiple stops to your ride
CNN Money - 2017-10-26
Uber is finally adding a multiple stops feature. The company announced a new tool on Thursday that lets users add up to three stops to a trip. The feature is rolling out globally and most customers will see it in their apps starting on Thursday, according ...

AFP: More rebels leaving communist movement
Philstar - 2017-10-26
Several NPA guerrillas also surrendered in Abra, Surigao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Occidental Mindoro and Cagayan. Arevalo said 14 high-powered firearms were recovered from 30 rebels who surrendered ...

Duterte appoints former DOH secretary to replace Ubial
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Francisco Duque III returns to the Department of Health once again as its Secretary, officials said. Duque, who served as Health Secretary under the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ...

Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency
NPR News - 2017-10-26
President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Francisco Duque back as Health secretary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-26
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday appointed Francisco Duque III as secretary of the Department of Health (DOH). Duque replaced Jean Pauly Rosell Ubial whose ad interim appointment was rejected by the Commission on Appointments. Duque served as a health ...

Metro Manila police, toll operators gear up for Undas 2017
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Security personnel will also patrol residential areas to prevent robbery incidents. Tollways operated by San Miguel Corporation will also have additional personnel deployed to aid in expected heavy traffic this coming All Saints' Day. Skyway O&M ...

Police: No threats to ASEAN Summit in November
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Tens of thousands of security forces will be deployed and are on alert for any possible retaliatory attacks by supporters of the ISIS-linked Maute group during the ASEAN Summit in two weeks time, police said ...

Atio collapsed on 4th paddle strike, lost consciousness on 5th - state witness
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- Hazing victim Horacio "Atio" Castillo III lost consciousness when he was hit by a paddle for the fifth time during the initiation rites, a suspect told the Department of Justice. Justice Secretary Vitaliano ...

DTI chief warns against fully opening construction sector to foreign groups
Inquirer - 2017-10-26
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez cautioned against a move to further liberalize the construction industry in favor of foreign contractors, saying that the government should first give preference to local players. Lopez defended the interests of ...

Duterte, Roque meeting set in Malacañang
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-26
Citing her sources, Tordesillas said the President was not pleased with the way Abella handled the media when his trust and satisfaction ratings declined in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. In an interview in Malacañang, Abella ...

BOI approves perks for massive P4.15-B solar project in Pangasinan
- 2017-10-26
The Board of Investments (BOI) approved the application of Pilipinas Newton Energy Corp. to develop a P4.15-billion solar energy project in Pangasinan.

DFA: 10-year validity for PH passports to take effect in 2018
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will start issuing Philippine passports with 10-year validity starting January 1, 2018. This follows the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic ...

Justice Dept: PDEA to handle drug accusations vs. Liberal Party stalwarts
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- The Justice Department says its hands are tied on drug allegations against two stalwarts of the opposition Liberal Party (LP). Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Wednesday said he has been receiving ...

Escudero: Senate to continue probe on Bautista's questionable wealth
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- Resigned Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andy Bautista is not yet off the hook after Malacañang accepted his resignation. While the impeachment case against him has been terminated, Senate ...

Quedan now a severe tropical storm
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) - Quedan has intensified into a severe tropical storm on Thursday, and is expected to bring rains to eastern Luzon as it hovers over the Philippine Sea. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Sara Duterte to seek House seat, Paolo to retire in 2019
Philstar - 2017-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte's children have announced their political plans for 2019. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will be gunning for a seat at the House of Representatives while Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte announced that he ...

Duterte appoints Eastern Mindanao Command Chief to head Armed Forces
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero is the incoming Armed Forces Chief. Guerrero will replace Gen. Eduardo Año who will retire on Oct. 27 when he turns 56 years old, the mandatory retirement age. Guerrero heads ...

Duterte: EU can 'go to hell' if they don't accept reason for tirades
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- The President said the European Union (EU) can "go to hell" if they do not accept the explanation behind his tirades against it. In a speech at the Association of Southeast Asian Law Association, President ...

AFP Chief of Staff confirms ISIS funded Marawi siege
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año confirmed Wednesday ISIS gave the Maute group at least $1.5 million for the Marawi siege. Speaking to CNN Philippines' News Night on Wednesday ...

GCash users seen doubling to 10 M
Philstar - 2017-10-25
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Street wear bringing steady growth to global luxury market
Inquirer - 2017-10-25
MILAN -- High-end street wear helped boost global sales of luxury personal goods by 5 percent this year to an estimated EUR263 billion ($309 billion), according to a new study released Wednesday by consultancy Bain & Company. After two years of flat ...

Trump moves to let US cities and tech companies test drones together
The Verge - 2017-10-25
President Trump will put a new program in place that could accelerate and increase the number of drone tests across the United States, according to a new memorandum released by the White House. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot program, as it ...

Millennium Global backs out of deal to buy 81% of Calata
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Millennium Global Holdings Inc. said it would no longer proceed with its plan to acquire 81 percent of Calata Corp. In a disclosure, Millennium Global said "it has been decided with finality that the company will no longer proceed ...

Amazon can soon put packages in your home when you're not there -- here's how it works
Business Insider - 2017-10-25
Packages delivered via Amazon Key will be placed just inside the home. Amazon Amazon will now allow deliveries inside your home when no one's there. It's part of the new Amazon Key program announced on Wednesday. To participate, customers need to be Amazon ...

FCC to vote to rollback U.S. media ownership rules
Reuters - 2017-10-25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote at its November meeting to rollback landmark media ownership regulations that limit the ability of companies to own multiple TV stations and newspapers in the same market and ...

PayMaya redefines Philippines payments landscape with game-changing innovations
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- As the pioneer and leader in digital financial services, PayMaya Philippines is making mobile and online payment transactions more accessible to Filipinos nationwide with revolutionary payment technologies. "As the digital economy ...

Market snaps 3-day losing streak
Philstar - 2017-10-25
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 23.43 points ... down 1.47 percent and Ayala Land Inc., down 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, emerging equities rose yesterday with some Asian markets hitting record highs, but gains in currencies ...

Peso plunges to new low at 51.77:$1
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will pursue tactical intervention in the foreign exchange market as the peso slumped to its weakest level in more than 11 years, BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said yesterday. "All of the ...

e-Cigarettes Cause Unique Injury to Lung Immunity, Study Shows
Medscape News - 2017-10-25
A new study finds that e-cigarettes cause unique harm to innate lung immunity, challenging the concept that they are a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. "[O]ur results indicate that e-cigarette use alters the profile of innate defense ...

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