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Pinoys abroad
Philstar - 2017-10-20
DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 20, 2017 - 12:00am The latest good news about our economy that is true is courtesy of our overseas workers, as usual. The BSP reports a positive momentum in their remittan-ces in Aug ...

Anscor sells US medical staffing business
Inquirer - 2017-10-20
Holding firm A. Soriano Corp. has raised $36.85 million from the sale of its US healthcare staffing business under Cirrus Holdings. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, Anscor said its wholly-owned British Virgin Island company IQ ...

New York City is hiring a futurist to forecast innovation
CNN Money - 2017-10-20
New York City is getting serious about prepping its five boroughs for a high-tech future. The city announced on Thursday a program called NYCx to help the city better prepare for and shape the future. NYCx will focus on coming innovations such as 5G ...

PSEi ends higher at 8,487.37
Inquirer - 2017-10-20
Ayala Corp. was the most actively traded, gaining 4.3 percent to P1,116 a share. It was followed by SM Prime Holdings, down 0.54 percent to P36.80; Ayala Land Inc., up 2.12 percent to P43.35; Jollibee Foods Corp., up 0.41 percent to P247, and Bank of the ...

Android security: Google will pay $1,000 for holes in these top apps
ZDNet - 2017-10-20
Google has teamed up with bug bounty platform HackerOne to open the Google Play Security Reward Program. Google runs its own bug bounties for Chrome, Android, and websites, and is now expanding the concept to popular Android apps in the Google Play Store.

Lupita Nyong'o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end 'conspiracy of silence'
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-20
(CNN) -- Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence." In her piece, Nyong'o recounts several encounters ...

PCG Visayas halts small vessels from sailing due to big waves
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-20
Pagasa warned that the bad weather may continue to generate big waves. 1 p.m. trip of Oceanjet 188 bound for Tagbilaran City 1 p.m. trip of Lite Ferries bound for Naval 1:15 p.m. trip of St. Seathiel bound for Tagbilaran 9p.m. trip of Georich bound ...

No progress on cases vs cops a year after US Embassy dispersal
Philstar - 2017-10-20
MANILA, Philippines -- There has been no progress in cases filed against police officers involved in the violent dispersal of protesters at the US Embassy more than a year since the incident. National Union of Peoples' Lawyers Secretary General Ephraim ...

Fil-Am shot dead by fellow taxi passenger
Philstar - 2017-10-20
A 63-year-old Filipino-American in Valenzuela City was shot dead last Wednesday by an unidentified man while they were both riding the same taxi. Antonio Fermo first met with the suspect at his house in Barangay Marulas at 2 p.m., supposedly to discuss ...

Korean arrested for exchanging P160K worth of demonetized currency
Philstar - 2017-10-20
A Korean man was arrested and charged with estafa after he exchanged P160,000 worth of a demonetized currency in Binondo, Manila on Wednesday. Kim Jae Song went to the moneychanger stall of businessman Johnny Hao, 71, at the basement of 999 Mall at ...

Pope Francis mourns death of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Cardinal Vidal
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-20
Cebu City (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Pope Francis expressed sympathy over the death of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. "Joining with you in expressing profound gratitude for the late Cardinal's untiring and devoted service to the ...

Duterte, military confirm death of alleged Marawi crisis financier
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said a foreign militant who allegedly funded the Marawi crisis is already dead. "Tatlo 'yan: Hapilon, Omar, tapos yung Doc [There's three of them: Hapilon, Omar, then Doc]," Duterte ...

Zamboanga City under state of calamity due to floods
Philstar - 2017-10-20
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A state of calamity has been declared in this city due to massive flooding spawned by continuous rains since last week. The city council approved the declaration, which was recommended by the City Disaster Risk Reduction ...

SWS: Duterte gov't satisfaction rating dips, lowest on solving EJKs
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) -- The Duterte administration received a "very good" net satisfaction rating, even as it got lower scores in addressing some national issues, a private pollster said. A non-commissioned nationwide poll by the ...

Duterte says martial law to remain until last terrorist is taken
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19 ... It will not stop until the last terrorist is taken out," Duterte said in a speech at the 43rd Philippine Business Conference and Expo concluding ceremony Thursday. Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao ...

Four-vehicle smashup leaves one dead in Caloocan
Philstar - 2017-10-20
A 23-year-old man was killed after his car was dragged by a cargo truck in a collision at a busy intersection in Caloocan city Wednesday. Jim Paul Dychingco was driving a Honda Civic Sedan along C3 Road at around 3:15 p.m. when an Isuzu cargo truck hit his ...

Twitter shares its roadmap to curb abuse
Mashable - 2017-10-20
Twitter prides itself on being "what's happening," but unfortunately for the company's users, what's frequently happening is unchecked harassment. CEO Jack Dorsey apparently has plans to change all that, and today put forth a roadmap for curbing abuse on ...

Magnitude 4.9 quake jolts Ilocos
Philstar - 2017-10-19
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook parts of the Ilocos region yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the epicenter of the quake, which was located 43 kilometers west of Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur ...

Cayetano downplays rumors Trillanes is seeking U.S. support for destabilization efforts
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is playing down rumors Senator Antonio Trillanes is abroad seeking support to bring down the government. "Yun ang speculation now [That's the ...

Rains to continue over parts of the PH due to Paolo, LPA
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) -- Rains will prevail over the Visayas and parts of Luzon and Mindanao on Friday as typhoon Paolo and a low pressure area (LPA) near Palawan continue to hover over Philippine territory. In its 11 p.m. advisory ...

Frustrated by Airpods? This Kickstarter campaign might be what you need.
Mashable - 2017-10-19
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The EOZ Air Wireless Headphones are sleek, fashionable, and if their Kickstarter video is to be believed, might even be more functional than those Apple ...

The most bullish Apple analyst says to 'buy into the iPhone 8 gloom and doom ahead of the iPhone X'
Business Insider - 2017-10-19
Brian White, an analyst at Drexel Hamilton, says to buy Apple stock ahead of next Friday, when iPhone X preorders start. Apple shares sagged on Thursday following reports of slashed iPhone 8 production. White is the most bullish analyst covering Apple.

Samsung, Omnitracs expand tablet offering for U.S. truck fleets
Reuters - 2017-10-19
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and U.S. truck fleet services company Omnitracs said on Thursday they are rolling out a tablet-software package to help smaller carriers comply with a looming federal regulation to log driver hours electronically.

What Happens After You Die? The Brain Keeps Working Long Enough for Thoughts to Form
Yahoo News - 2017-10-19
Few things seem more absolute than death. But when it comes to actually pinpointing the moment when a person goes from alive to dead, drawing the line is a little more fraught. The current medical definition of death is when the heart stops beating.

Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps
Reuters - 2017-10-19
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google is offering security experts a bounty to identify Android app flaws as the Alphabet Inc unit seeks to wipe out bugs from its Google Play store. Each flaw will score at least $1,000 under the program announced on Thursday to ...

Facebook's Instant Games developers can now make money off users
The Verge - 2017-10-19
Facebook launched a new gaming platform earlier this year called Instant Games. Today the company's giving developers the option to monetize those games through in-app purchases and video ads. The ads will initially roll out as a test through select ...

Musk's Second Boring Machine 'Almost Ready,' Hyperloop Baltimore Site Pictures Surface
International Business Times - 2017-10-19
While the Boring Company CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter his second tunnel digger is "almost ready," pictures of his East Coast hyperloop plans surfaced on social media. Musk, who is also CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, named his second machine "Line ...

Pickleball For All: The Cross-Generational Power Of Play
NPR News - 2017-10-19
It's a bright fall morning in Santa Cruz County, Calif., and the tennis area at Brommer Street Park is overrun with dozens of people. But they aren't here for tennis. Instead, cadences of pick-pock sounds fill the air as doubles players -- many in their ...

Facebook is testing subscriptions for Instant Articles on Android
The Verge - 2017-10-19
Facebook has announced it will be testing news subscription models over the next several weeks for Instant Articles across the US and Europe, but only on Android devices. In July, news broke that Facebook Instant Articles would soon allow paywalled content ...

PEZA perks keep Philippines slightly ahead of Vietnam
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has now tied Vietnam in terms of labor cost attractiveness for manufacturing companies, according to Japanese investors, but the country still has a slight competitive advantage over its regional peers due to the set ...

Western Union ties up with Pera Hub
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Leading global payments service provider Western Union has tied up with Petnet Inc. to expand its nationwide retail footprint by 20 percent as remittances are expected to rise ahead of the Christmas season. The partnership with ...

Stocks resume upward trend
Philstar - 2017-10-19
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) regained 55.64 points to close ... The best performers were led by the LT Group Inc. which gained 4.85 percent or 0.840 points to close at P18.160 while Ayala Corp. also rose by 4.30 percent to P1,116 ...

ICTSI allots $22 M for RTGs
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- International Container Terminal Services Inc. is spending $22 million to deploy hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTG) at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to boost operations. The listed port operator said in a ...

P200-B Pasig River rehab a game changer for Philippines -- AIIB
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is urging the government to initiate a project for the rehabilitation of Pasig River, citing numerous socioeconomic benefits such alleviating floods in Metro Manila, rise in the ...

Cirtek seeks SEC go-signal to issue $200-M pref shares
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. is seeking the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue dollar-denominated preferred shares. Anthony Buyawe, chief finance officer of Cirtek, said the company plans to sell ...

BOI, PCCI team up to link ASEAN MSMEs with MNCs
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Board of Investments (BOI) is teaming up with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) to strengthen the linkages of micro, small, and medium enterprises in ASEAN with multinational corporations (MNCs). The BOI ...

Paolo maintains strength; LPA spotted
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Paolo maintained its strength yesterday as it moved north-northwest over the Philippine Sea. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Paolo is expected to dump moderate ...

Ex-Samal mayor barred from holding public office
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The former mayor of Samal island can no longer run for public office. Aniano Antalan was found guilty of grave misconduct for receiving cash gifts from a local cooperative, according to a resolution recently approved by Ombudsman ...

Study finds even regular walking can lower mortality risk
United Press International - 2017-10-19
Oct. 19 (UPI) --In the age of Fitbit, the Apple Watch and numerous apps that allow people to count steps -- with a daily goal of 10,000 steps, most of the time -- many may think walking is only beneficial if you meet certain step goals. A new study ...

'Mission accomplished': Some Marawi troops head home to their families
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-19
Marawi's first responders ended their tour of duty on Friday. A send-off ceremony was held for the members of the Army's First Infantry "Always First" Battalion of the Second Infantry Division. Soldiers wore huge smiles on this cold morning as they ...

Military rescues more Maute hostages
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-19
Marawi City (CNN Philippines, October 20) - Government forces have rescued 10 hostages here, authorities said on Friday. Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) Chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said six children and four ...

Duterte to West: If you want, take 'lead role' in PH drug war
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) -- Amid criticism of the administration's drug war, the President dared Western countries to take the "lead role" in solving this drug problem. "Tell us if you are ready to deal with the problem, I'd be happy to ...

A startup is taking on Google and Microsoft with a 'Minecraft for docs'
Mashable - 2017-10-19
A startup came out of three years in stealth Thursday with a simple goal: Make documents better. Called Coda, the startup has the ambitious goal of making a "doc as powerful as an app," reads the company's Medium post on the launch. SEE ALSO: Slack has ...

Main business chamber identifies issues holding back progress
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-19
THE PHILIPPINE CHAMBER of Commerce and Industry (PCCI ... Maximize the use of ICT [information and communications technology] and non-intrusive technology." It also asked the government to adopt trade facilitation measures such as the authorized economic ...

PHL needs above 6% GDP growth up to 2040 to end poverty-expert
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-19
Apart from these, Clarete said hurdles include low public spending on social protection, education, infrastructure and health. However, Clarete made it clear that he was not in favor of the recent "no-tuition policy" in state universities and college ...

Microsoft brings LinkedIn, Translator apps to Huawei's Mate 10 Android phones
ZDNet - 2017-10-19
Samsung isn't the only Android phone maker for which Microsoft is building customized and integrated applications. This week, Microsoft also announced plans to bring special versions of LinkedIn and its Microsoft Translator apps to market for the Huawei ...

Europe wants to make it easier to crack encryption, but rules out backdoors
ZDNet - 2017-10-19
Europe wants to make it easier for police to crack encrypted messages, but doesn't want to force tech companies to install back doors into their secure communications services. Police and intelligence agencies have long warned that the use of end-to-end ...

Zamboanga City in state of calamity as thousands evacuate due to heavy rains
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-19
Zamboanga City (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Zamboanga City is in a state of calamity due to heavy rains earlier this week that left five dead, one missing, and forced the evacuation of thousands of families from their homes, local officials said Thursday.

Mental health is national wealth
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-19
The world observed Mental Health Day on October 10. It was apt that the Lower House approved House Bill 6452 or the Comprehensive Mental Health Act on second reading and earlier the Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 1354, or the Philippine Mental ...

Google's parent company leads $1 billion investment in Lyft
CNN Money - 2017-10-19
The ride-hailing wars just got even messier. Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30), the parent company of Google, is leading a $1 billion investment round in Lyft, the two companies announced Thursday. Google previously invested in Lyft's chief rival, Uber. The influx ...

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