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Battery technology keeping electric car adoption in the slow lane
United Press International - 2017-10-06
Oct. 6 (UPI) --When Tesla unveiled its mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3, this summer, CEO Elon Musk promised the company would deliver 1,500 cars by the end of September. The latest reports suggest the carmaker has delivered 260. While production ...

FWD rolls out US dollar-denominated investment-linked insurance
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
The plan will also soon be available at all Security Bank branches nationwide. FWD has made inroads into the Philippine market barely three years after its debut, in line with its aspiration to be among the top five players in this market by 2019.

Market retreats, closes down 0.6%
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
"Philippine markets flat-lined finally after consecutive days ... Ayala Land and Puregold fell by over 1 percent each while SM Investments, BDO, Ayala Corp., Jollibee, SM Prime, Metrobank and Meralco also slipped. GT Capital gained 2.15 percent while ...

For ambitious new workers, call centers losing sheen
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
A more comprehensive picture of the results has yet to be released, but the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) said that this confirmed what the industry already knows. CCAP represents a part of the bigger Information Technology and ...

PH, Japan central banks sign restated bilateral swap agreement
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
The central banks of the Philippines and Japan on Friday signed the restatement of their third bilateral swap agreement (BSA), a stop-gap measure for short-term liquidity problems, after it expired this month. In a statement, the BSP said it and the Bank ...

Apple reveals new emoji coming soon to iOS 11.1
The Verge - 2017-10-06
Apple has shown off more emoji characters coming to iOS in the future 11.1 update. The characters are part of Unicode 10, which added 56 new emoji; Apple is revealing over 30 of its new designs today in addition to the handful the company put out on World ...

Ombudsman suspends Batangas councilor
Philstar - 2017-10-06
BATANGAS, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the one-year suspension from office without pay of Florencio Pesigan, a municipal councilor of Talisay town in Batangas. In a nine-page decision approved by Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon ...

Fewer Pinoys think admin serious in solving EJKs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-06
The percentage of Filipinos who believe that the administration is serious in solving the problem of extrajudicial killings has declined, as a majority of them worry they would fall victim to such killings, according to Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Fewer newly grads prefer working at BPOs--study
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
In spite of an increasing demand for contact center jobs here in the Philippines, only four percent of fresh graduates wanted to join the industry, a small turnout that comes amid concerns that they are not properly equipped for the job, a recent study showed.

Senators urge Mocha Uson: Use your power wisely
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- Communications Assistant Secretary and blogger Mocha Uson was in the hot seat Wednesday, as the Senate started an investigation into fake news online. Uson was told by senators she cannot separate the "blogger ...

From the kitchen comes a hot venture
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
But even then, it took him eight years to secure his degree in civil engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology. He took night classes ... who got married to Jackie not long after the first bakery systems were installed. That was followed by ...

Duterte creates anti-corruption commission
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate all presidential appointees, including those outside the executive branch. Executive Order No. 34 ...

P21 daily wage hike for Metro Manila workers starts today
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- The P21 daily wage hike for private sector minimum wage earners in Metro Manila takes effect today, October 5, the National Capital Region Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board said Wednesday.

Marcoses in talks with Duterte on family's alleged ill-gotten wealth - Bongbong
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- The Marcos family has proposed the revival of a proposal to settle the issue on their alleged ill-gotten wealth. Former Senator Bongbong Marcos on Thursday said his sister, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos ...

President fires two Palace employees for influence-peddling
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he is determined to rid his administration of corruption. "Sabi ko walang corruption and I am fighting it," he said in an interview with Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha ...

Mexico eyes collaboration with PH on natural disasters, overseas workers, maritime training
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-05
Mexico is looking at several areas of collaboration with the Philippines -- particularly in alleviating natural disasters, attracting investments from overseas workers, and training Marines. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source, Mexican ambassador to ...

Apple gave Uber the keys to your iPhone screen, and it was all super shady
Mashable - 2017-10-05
Stop us if you've heard this one: Uber is a shady company. If the ability on its own wasn't frustrating enough, it appears the sketchy feature is only being removed after security researchers pointed it out earlier this week. The functionality is an ...

China donates P169 million worth of military hardware to the Philippines
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- China turned over on Thursday P169 million worth of military hardware as donation to the Philippines at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo. The ceremony, led by Defense ...

Singapore Airlines, Grab Integrate mobile apps
Inquirer - 2017-10-05
Singapore Airlines and regional ridesharing giant Grab announced a partnership on their mobile platforms and loyalty points. The companies, in a joint statement, said they had integrated their mobile apps, allowing customers to book Grab rides via the ...

Franchising explained
Inquirer - 2017-10-05
Bing Limjoco is the chief executive officer of Francorp Philippines, the leading franchise consulting firm in the country. She is the first Filipino and the first Asian who was awarded as Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) by the International Franchise ...

MPIC acquires majority stake in GenSan hospital
Philstar - 2017-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), the tollways and infrastructure conglomerate led by tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, is expanding its hospital portfolio. In a disclosure yesterday, MPIC said its healthcare holding company ...

SSS contribution hike last option, says chair
Philstar - 2017-10-05
There is no plan yet to increase the monthly contribution of members of the Social Security System as the state fund is still studying the impact of the proposal, Social Security Commission chairman Amado Valdez said yesterday. SC PIO/Released, File MANILA ...

Cirtek raising up to $200M via shares offering
Inquirer - 2017-10-05
Laguna-based electronics manufacturer Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. plans to raise up to $200 million through an offering of preferred shares in November, to fund future growth and pare debt after its acquisition of US-based antenna solutions provider ...

Foreign investment curbs seen lifted by 2019
- 2017-10-05
Mass media and almost every sector except land ownership will be further opened up to foreign investors two years from now through an amendment of the Constitution to be pushed in Congress next year, the country’s chief economist said yesterday.

Woman charged over car rental scam
Philstar - 2017-10-05
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed criminal charges against a woman who allegedly rented cars which she later sold in Balanga, Bataan. Alice Atienza, a resident of Guagua, Pampanga, was charged with ...

Why Pollution-Free Growth Now Is Vital For Asia's Health And Future
Forbes - 2017-10-05
In Cebu City -- the second-largest city in the Philippines -- concerted solid waste management ... pollution is too high and a threat to economies, livelihoods and health across the region.

Here's what 6 of the most powerful Wall Streeters have to say about bitcoin
Business Insider - 2017-10-05
The market for cryptocurrencies, digital coins powered by so-called blockchain technology, is up by more than 720% since the beginning of this year, at $145 billion. Bitcoin, the first and largest cryptocurrency, is up more than 450% since the ...

Duterte: All BCDA earnings must go to AFP modernization
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte claimed he wants all the earnings of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to go to the military's modernization program. During his speech at the Philippine Army's ...

If Bedside Nursing Is Dead, Then What Is Nursing?
MedPage Today - 2017-10-05
In July 1973, I was a freshly-minted intern in the ER at Jacobi Hospital. Jacobi is to the Bronx what Bellevue is to Manhattan. It is the safety-net hospital, overfilled with medical emergencies beyond description. I had a MD degree (granted a few weeks ...

Hormone Therapy and Technology Headline NAMS Meeting
Medscape News - 2017-10-05
PHILADELPHIA -- With a new position statement in hand and recently published data from the recent Women's Health Initiative (WHI) follow-up study, hormone therapy will lead the program at the upcoming North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2017 Annual ...

Gender Bias May Still Limit CABG Options in Women
Medscape News - 2017-10-05
OTTAWA, ON -- When surgeons at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute embraced multiple arterial revascularization over the use of venous conduits more than 2 decades ago, it wasn't clear whether women--well-known to have lower referral and CABG rates ...

DILG hit for defying CA ruling reinstating Palawan mayor
Philstar - 2017-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has defied a ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) that voided the order of the Office of the Ombudsman to dismiss Mayor Lucilo Bayron of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, according ...

3 die in Cebu fire
Philstar - 2017-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A couple and their 10-year-old son died in a fire in Mandaue, Cebu yesterday. Senior Inspector Jeciree Saquilabon, Central Visayas police spokesperson, identified the victims as Antonio Paz, 30; his wife Maricel, 30, and their son ...

7 drug suspects, 3 others kailled
Philstar - 2017-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven drug suspects, including a barangay chairman, were gunned down in separate incidents in Nueva Ecija and Bulacan in the past two days. Two college students and a tricycle driver were also found dead in Rizal yesterday.

2 dead in road mishap
Philstar - 2017-10-05
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Two persons died when two motorcycles and a van collided along the highway in Barangay Binalan, Aparri, Cagayan on Wednesday. Motorcycle riders Emerson Berbano, 32, and Rowel Cardenas were thrown off their ...

MRC Allied seals Sepalco purchase
Philstar - 2017-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- MRC Allied Inc. sealed its acquisition of a 15 percent stake in Sulu Electric Power and Light Philippines Inc. (Sepalco). The move is in line with its "buy and build" strategy to become a major renewable energy player in the ...

Hearing him out
Philstar - 2017-10-05
DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 6, 2017 - 12:00am I knew this was one dinner engagement that would go beyond my bedtime. But the natural curiosity of a journalist to see a daily subject up close was a strong ...

17 Maute hostages rescued in Marawi
Philstar - 2017-10-05
ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines -- At least 17 more civilians held hostage by the Maute group in Marawi were rescued yesterday. Sources said five teachers of the Dansalan College were among those rescued and undergoing tactical debriefing. Four Maute ...

3 missing in flash flood found dead
Philstar - 2017-10-05
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Three persons who have been reported missing while quarrying in Singaran River in La Libertad, Zamboanga del Norte were found dead yesterday. The bodies of Federico Calunsag, Jun Abordo, 22, and Rosemarie Pactorayan were ...

First Nat'l Space Council meeting in 25 years covers plans for 'Mars and beyond'
United Press International - 2017-10-05
Oct. 5 (UPI) --At its first meeting in a quarter-century Thursday, the recently-resurrected National Space Council met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the U.S. space agenda's aim to send astronauts "to Mars and beyond." Pence, who chairs the ...

Century taps Megawide for Cavite housing
Philstar - 2017-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Century Properties Group Inc. (CPG)'s PHirst Park Homes has already booked P1.2 billion in reservation sales for the first phase of its latest project in Tanza, Cavite. In a disclosure, CPG said the amount represents 91 percent of ...

Visayas businessmen clamor for finance, trade reforms
Philstar - 2017-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Businessmen from the Visayas are urging the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to undertake various reforms needed to improve business climate in the country. During the recently concluded ...

Using needles -- not bullets -- to solve the drug problem
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-05
Back in 2003, Ms. Paredes was a counselor working for a non-governmental organization and a licensed practitioner of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acupuncture, who had drug addiction and alcoholism cases arriving at her desk. She asked herself ...

Philippines' Metro Pacific buys third Mindanao hospital
asia.nikkei.com - 2017-10-05
The company also has teamed with Spain's Sanitas Internacional for primary health clinics in the Philippines. Health care has been on the radar of big business groups in recent years, as they see potential in the country's growing population and expanding ...

You'll soon be able to post Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories
Mashable - 2017-10-05
Even when you think it's failed miserably, Facebook always has a way to win. When the gargantuan social network launched Facebook Stories -- essentially the same feature as Instagram Stories, which is essentially the same feature as Snapchat Stories ...

Russia explodes our social media myths
Yahoo News - 2017-10-05
I love a lot of things about Silicon Valley, which is probably why I went to work for a tech company after almost 20 years working for print media. I love the newness and optimism of the place, the sense that the next American century might be rising up ...

Facebook outsources its fake news problem to Wikipedia--and an army of human moderators
Mashable - 2017-10-05
Facebook made nearly $27 billion last year, but the tech giant can't seem to figure out how to fix its fake news problem on its own. Their solution: enlist a nonprofit that has successfully done so--with the help of 133,540 moderators. In its latest ...

Where Video Game Conventions Draw 300,000: Not in the U.S.
New York Times - 2017-10-05
Next week, 300,000 video game fans, developers and publishers like Sony, Ubisoft, Activision and Microsoft plan to congregate so they can showcase their wares and participate in a cosplay zone, an e-sports tournament and a 48-hour jam. Their destination ...

Windows XP users: Your last supported refuge in Firefox ends in 2018, says Mozilla
ZDNet - 2017-10-05
Video: Firefox's 1GB Send app will self-destruct after just one download Firefox-maker Mozilla is finally pulling the plug on support for Windows XP and Vista, removing the last remaining supported browser for the old operating systems. Firefox 52 ...

FedEx and UPS dip after report on Amazon's delivery concept
CNN Money - 2017-10-05
Amazon has disrupted the retail industry. Does it have its sights set on shipping, too? Shares of FedEx (FDX) and UPS (UPS) both fell Thursday after Bloomberg reported that Amazon is considering its own delivery service. Amazon's stock rose though, along ...

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