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Bittersweet culmination: Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages
Philstar - 2017-10-16
TOP OF MIND By Rica Ysabelle L. Casiquin (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 17, 2017 - 12:00am The Philippines, being a tropical country, usually encounters high temperatures come summer time which fall during the months of March and April. Hence, it ...

Palace lifts Lepanto mining suspension
Philstar - 2017-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the President (OP) has lifted the eight-month suspension order against Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co. In a regulatory filing, Lepanto said it received the decision dated Oct. 12, which lifted the suspension order ...

BSP prods local banks to expand into Asean
Philstar - 2017-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine banks can start establishing presence in Southeast Asian countries over the next few years with the full rollout of the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) by 2020, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

Lake waves penetrate, disturb the surrounding earth, according to seismic study
United Press International - 2017-10-16
Oct. 16 (UPI) --According to new seismic research, the waves rolling across the top of lake cause the surrounding earth to rumble. Imperceptible at the shoreline surface, the earth-penetrating ripples are just strong enough to be picked up by seismometers.

Tropical Storm Paolo enters PH - 2017-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- A new tropical storm has entered the Philippine area of responsibility. In its latest update, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tropical Storm Paolo ...

If you want to grow your business, start by increasing your social media following
Mashable - 2017-10-16
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You've seen the job listings: "we're looking for a social media rockstar..." Social media is driving huge amounts of revenue for companies across ...

Uncle Wash, your legacy will live on
Philstar - 2017-10-16
PHILEQUITY CORNER By Wilson Sy (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 16, 2017 - 12:00am People are amazed by the outpouring of love, gratitude and reverence for Uncle Wash after his passing. These came in the form of TV features, newspaper ads from all ...

Study: Men develop atrial fibrillation a decade earlier than women
United Press International - 2017-10-16
Oct. 16 (UPI) --Men are likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, significantly earlier than women, with researchers reporting that weight is a major factor along with age. The new study, published today in the journal ...

Portugal wildfires kill 27; 4 dead across border in Spain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-16
The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in "exceptional" weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said. The situation was still ...

ROW problems delay infra projects
Philstar - 2017-10-16
DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 16, 2017 - 12:00am I got this e-mail from an old friend who had worked on various government infrastructure projects. He confirmed my worst fears about why Build Build Build seems to ...

Oath CEO Tim Armstrong: I want women to fill 50% of our leadership roles
CNN Money - 2017-10-16
Oath CEO Tim Armstrong says he is on a mission to fill at least half of the leadership positions at the company with women by 2020. "We're roughly in the 30% range right now," Armstrong says in a new episode of CNN's Boss Files with Poppy Harlow.

Soldier killed, another hurt by suspected rebels near Ilocos Sur school
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-16
One of them died on the way to the Quirino Primary Health Care Center at 6:50 p.m. from a fatal neck wound. The other soldier is undergoing treatment and was in a stable condition. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer ...

Wellness Destinations To Visit In The Philippines
Forbes - 2017-10-16
The Philippines, as a travel destination, is most known for pristine shores and clear blue waters. Whenever someone is headed to the country of 7107 islands, the beach remains top-of-mind as far as vacationing is concerned. There are a number luxury ...

6 killed in Spain, Portugal as wildfires fanned by hurricane
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-16
Several roads in Galicia were closed because of the flames, local officials said. The national weather office has predicted rain and cooler temperatures in Galicia beginning early Monday and officials hope this will help put out the flames. Meteorologists ...

Supreme Court to rule if Microsoft must turn over emails stored overseas
CNN Money - 2017-10-16
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to take up a case that tests whether tech companies can be forced to turn over email stored overseas. At issue is a decision last year that has severely restricted law enforcement's ability to acquire digital ...

Bongbong Marcos: Surveys might be part of destabilization plot - 2017-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- Trust and satisfaction surveys might be part of a plot to destabilize the President, former senator Bongbong Marcos said on Monday. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source, the former vice presidential ...

'Amihan' or northeast monsoon season expected as early next week - 2017-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- It's halfway through the second 'ber month, but don't expect to bring those jackets out just yet, especially in Metro Manila, said weather officials Monday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and ...

Strong growth in OFW remittances recorded in August
Inquirer - 2017-10-16
Remittances of foreign currency by expatriate Filipinos continues to rise as of August 2017, thanks to sustained inflows from workers with both long- and short-term employment contracts, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Monday. In a press ...

Bongbong Marcos 'dissatisfied' with electoral protest - 2017-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- Former senator Bongbong Marcos is counting on the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to pick up the pace in the handling of his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. The former vice ...

PH growth to ease in 2018
Inquirer - 2017-10-16
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$170-M WB loan sought for PH agri project
Inquirer - 2017-10-16
The government is seeking an additional $170-million loan from the World Bank to sustain inroads in the implementation of the ongoing Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). According to World Bank documents, the six-year PRDP being implemented by the ...

Pagasa: Slow-moving Tropical Storm Lan remains outside PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-16
Tropical Storm Lan remains outside the Philippine area of responsibility, according to the 4 p.m. weather update of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. Meanwhile, a low pressure area is seen 115 kilometers ...

Bayawan to host jamboree
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-16
With the theme "Growth and Stability", the jamboree is open for boy scouts aged 18 to 11 years old, in good health, and equipped with camping gears. Villamor said the participants are scheduled to have daily morning rounds with religious service and ...

DOF conducts lifestyle checks on revenue officials, personnel
Inquirer - 2017-10-16
The Department of Finance is conducting lifestyle checks on its employees as well as of its attached agencies after finding out that some personnel owned expensive condominium units and cars despite their meager salaries. "So what we do is to look up the ...

Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars
NPR News - 2017-10-16
For the first time, scientists have caught two neutron stars in the act of colliding, revealing that these strange smashups are the source of heavy elements such as gold and platinum. The discovery, announced Monday at a news conference and in scientific ...

Netizens speak up on two-day transport strike - 2017-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- Transport strike as a mere "inconvenience," or a chance to empathize with the plight of jeepney drivers? These are some of netizens' grievances on Twitter regarding the two-day strike, which began Monday.

Girl, 14, raped by houseboy
Philstar - 2017-10-16
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by their houseboy in Barangay Caggay in this city on Friday. The houseboy, a native of Davao City, allegedly entered the room of the victim and raped her at knifepoint near midnight.

Military fighting hard to meet 'target date' in ending Marawi crisis - 2017-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 15) -- The military set October 15 as the date to end the Marawi crisis, but with more than 40 Maute members still occupying two hectares of the city, the battle appears far from over. Task Force Ranao Deputy ...

Faces of the news
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-15
In fact, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial left soon after the CA committee hearing and skipped the plenary announcement of her rejection. Much of the opposition reportedly had to do with the power struggle in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp., which she ...

New low pressure area spotted east of Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-15
The weather bureau is monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao which may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Monday. In a weather update on Sunday, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

FDA : 'Compassionate permits' for imported cannabis-based drugs allowed, but no request yet - 2017-10-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- An act to legalize the use of medical marijuana is moving forward in Congress, but the health department said there's already an existing mechanism that allows terminally-ill patients to source such prescribed ...

Former Education Secretary Lourdes Quisumbing passes away - 2017-10-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- Former Secretary of Education Dr. Lourdes Quisumbing passed away on Saturday, according to a statement released by Miriam College on Monday. She was 96. Quisumbing was the first female head of the Department ...

Marawi's liberation closer after the deaths of Hapilon, Omar Maute - 2017-10-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- The war may not be over just yet, but for the government and its troops inside Marawi, it was still a day of victory. Authorities said the liberation of Marawi may come soon after the leaders of the rebels ...

Taiwan announces visa-free travel for Pinoys starting November 1 - 2017-10-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- It's official -- Filipinos can travel visa-free to the Republic of China, or Taiwan, starting November 1 this year. The trial period for the visa-free entry covers only visits for up to 14 days for activities ...

Leaked figures show Uber's food delivery app is on target to take $3 billion this year
Business Insider - 2017-10-15
A self-employed UberEats food delivery courier. REUTERS/Neil Hall Uber's food delivery service has quickly grown into a huge operation that's creating billions of dollars in sales for the San Francisco-headquartered company. UberEats accounted for 8-10% of ...

Binalot unwrapped
Inquirer - 2017-10-15
It all started a little over 20 years ago. Tired of the usual fast food offerings consisting of the usual burgers, fries, siopao and siomai, a group of yuppies decided to introduce a Filipino fast food with a twist. Instead of using styrofoam packs and ...

Beyond the influencers: How a restaurant clicks
Inquirer - 2017-10-15
What does it take to be a successful restaurateur in this new world full of tech-savvy, well-traveled families? Not just a good menu, apparently. Chef RJ Ungco, a graduate of the esteemed culinary institute Les Roches in Switzerland, is a restaurant ...

Okada seen acquiring holding firm for backdoor listing
Inquirer - 2017-10-15
The group of Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada is in talks to acquire holding firm Bright Kindle Resources and Investments Inc. (BKR) for the prospective backdoor-listing of its $2.4-billion integrated gaming resort business Okada Manila. Several industry ...

Inflation likely to pick up in Q4
Philstar - 2017-10-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation may accelerate in the fourth quarter, averaging 3.5 percent due to the continued weakening of the peso and rising oil prices, according to Deutsche Bank. In a report, Deutsche Bank chief economist Michael Spencer said ...

SSS: Higher monthly salary credit means more member benefits
Philstar - 2017-10-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Social Security System (SSS) assured members of an increase in benefits following the proposed adjustments in the maximum monthly income covered by the state fund. In a statement released over the weekend, SSS president and ...

Infra spending builds up to P40 B Aug
Philstar - 2017-10-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Government expenditure on infrastructure projects amounted to P40.1 billion in August, 18.1 percent higher than the P34 billion in the same period last year, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported over the weekend.

Apple CEO Tim Cook reflects on the lesson from Steve Jobs' biggest flop: 'Be intellectually honest -- and have the courage to change'
Business Insider - 2017-10-15
As Apple CEO Tim Cook made clear at the company's recent iPhone launch event in Cupertino, he's still guided by Steve Jobs. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Back in 2000, Apple released the Power Mac G4 Cube, a funky small PC designed by Jony Ive himself.

User outcry prompts OnePlus to step down its excessive data collection
TechCrunch - 2017-10-15
Earlier this week, it was revealed that independent phone maker OnePlus was collecting all manner of information from phones running its OxygenOS -- without telling users, of course. Caught red-handed, the company is backing off from the opt-out data ...

Viruses discovered a century ago may be our best defense against a threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050
Business Insider - 2017-10-15
Antibiotic resistance -- the phenomenon in which bacteria stop responding to certain antibiotics -- is a growing threat around the world. It's expected to kill 10 million people annually by 2050. And it hasn't been easy to develop new drugs in order to ...

Apple iOS 11.1: Hundreds Of New Emoji Are Being Added This Month
Forbes - 2017-10-15
When Apple releases iOS 11.1, there will be hundreds of new emoji added to iPhone and iPad keyboards. Apple said the new emoji -- which include new smiley faces, food types, animals, gender-neutral characters and mythical creatures -- will actually begin ...

Apple's developing advantage in iPhone photography
Computer World - 2017-10-15
Can you see why Apple has been so focused on making photography great again on its iPhones? Apple has been working hard to improve the camera ever since it realized iPhones were becoming more popular than cameras. With its LED flash, the iPhone 4 was a ...

MoviePass Continues Its Struggle To Provide Timely Service To Customers
Forbes - 2017-10-15
Nearly two months after it made the announcement of its new $9.95/month pricing plan that prompted hundreds of thousands of new subscribers to sign up for its movie-ticket-a-day plan, MoviePass is still hustling to provide its service to thousands of ...

CISO: Think about how your customers actually use your mobile apps
Computer World - 2017-10-15
It's not every day that a veteran chief information security officer writes a book that blasts the mobile community for torpedoing enterprise security. It's not every day that a veteran chief information security officer (CISO) pens a book that blasts the ...

ERC scored for delay in power supply deals
Philstar - 2017-10-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials of the House of Representatives questioned the Energy Regulatory Commission on why it has not yet approved contracts of power supply generators even if it has already taken them at least five years to study their applications.

Rody tackles development with Mindanao leaders
Philstar - 2017-10-15
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has met with four sultans of Mindanao and discussed ways to promote development in the conflict-stricken south. Duterte met Phugdalun Kiram II, Michael Ong Mastura, Omar Mangudadatu and Abdaham Idjirani at ...

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