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Google to donate $1 billion to help people land technical jobs
CNN Money - 2017-10-12
Google is pledging $1 billion to change the future of work. The company has committed to donating the funds over the next five through grants to organizations that focus on job training and opportunities. The $1 billion will be given out as grants to non ...

DILG scraps drug, crime drop box project
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government on Wednesday decided to scrap plans to use drop boxes for drug and crime reporting in barangays over concerns it would be open to abuse. The DILG made the ...

UST Law Dean Divina files third libel case vs. Lorna Kapunan
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina on Wednesday filed a third libel case against lawyer Lorna Kapunan over her claims he is liable for the death of hazing victim Horacio "Atio ...

WATCH: Jonas Burgos' mother tells acquitted army officer, fight not over
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 12) -- It was a sad day for Edita Burgos after an army officer was acquitted of abducting her son, activist and "desaparecido" Jonas. But when the suspect, Major Harry Baliaga, Jr. approached her after the court ...

Truly driverless cars could soon be allowed on California's roads
Mashable - 2017-10-11
The California DMV is almost ready to allow autonomous vehicles on the state's public roads without a human test driver behind the wheel. The state's regulators released a set of proposed revisions to its policies that, once passed, will also grant the ...

PT&T eyes comeback, seeks foreign partner
Inquirer - 2017-10-11
Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) wants to regain its status as a major telecommunications force in the Philippines--revealing plans to provide high-speed internet across the country in three years and possibly tap a foreign telco partner as ...

BSP awards P140-B TDF at lower yields
Inquirer - 2017-10-11
Both tenors of the term deposit facility (TDF) auctioned off by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) yesterday were oversubscribed as total volume was reduced a week earlier to P140 billion. For the P40-billion seven-day TDF, banks tendered P64.076 billion.

PH stocks surge to a new high
Inquirer - 2017-10-11
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Health Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk Rise Across All Ages, Races
NPR News - 2017-10-11
For years, doctors have been warning us that high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, illegal drug use and diabetes increase our chances of having a potentially fatal stroke. And yet, most of the stroke patients showing up at hospitals from 2004 to 2014 had ...

Apple nabbed Steven Spielberg's studio to create an exclusive $5 million per episode sci-fi TV show
Business Insider - 2017-10-11
Apple is on a mission to bankroll Hollywood-grade original video, and its first publicly-revealed purchase involves legendary director Steven Spielberg. Apple has entered into a deal with Spielberg's company and NBCUniversal to make new episodes of ...

Facebook plans "Venues" for watching concerts, sports, movies in VR
TechCrunch - 2017-10-11
Facebook plans to launch a virtual reality "Venues" app next year that Mark Zuckerberg says will allow people to "watch live concerts, and live sports, and premiers of movies and tv shows, all around the world with friends" and the other people.

Vegetarianism Linked to Depression
Medscape News - 2017-10-11
Male vegetarians are at greater risk for depression than their meat-eating counterparts, new research suggests. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study of more than 9600 men showed that those who reported being vegetarians or vegans had significantly ...

Amazon Prime On Apple TV Release Date: What The Rumors Say
International Business Times - 2017-10-11
Apple said earlier this year the Amazon Prime Video app was finally coming to the Apple TV later this year, but the much-awaited app is still M.I.A. in the App Store. Apple announced the addition of the app during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

The Legacy of Mr. Wash
Philstar - 2017-10-11
NEGOSYO KAPATID: Angat Lahat By Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 12, 2017 - 12:00am We were saddened this week by the news that the great Washington SyCip, who co-founded SGV & Co., one of the top auditing and accounting firms in ...

When Rody meets Donald
Philstar - 2017-10-11
EYES WIDE OPEN By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 12, 2017 - 12:00am The country should watch with bated breath that exact moment when Rody meets Donald next month. A warm bear hug or even just a firm handshake between President ...

Facebook Unveils $199 Wireless Virtual-Reality Headset
Bloomberg - 2017-10-11
Facebook Inc. unveiled a virtual-reality headset that works without being attached to a computer, called Oculus Go, seeking to encourage more mainstream adoption of the emerging technology. The $199 wireless headset will be available early next year ...

Boy, 11, commits suicide
Philstar - 2017-10-11
ILOILO CITY , Philippines -- An 11-year-old boy reportedly killed himself in Leganes, Iloilo on Tuesday. Identified only as Toto, the Grade 6 pupil of the Leganes Elementary School was found by his sister hanging from the ceiling of his room with a ...

Oculus announces new $199 self-contained VR headset called Oculus Go, shipping in 2018
The Verge - 2017-10-11
Oculus is announcing a new standalone VR headset that will sit in the middle of its lineup between the mobile Gear VR and high-end Oculus Rift, called Oculus Go. Oculus Go will ship early next year for $199, not too much more than the $129 Gear VR and ...

Mountain Province mayor hurt in stabbing
Philstar - 2017-10-11
BAGUIO CITY , Philippines -- The mayor of Paracelis town in Mountain Province was wounded in a stabbing incident on Tuesday afternoon. Avelino Amangyen was resting in his car parked near a bank in Santiago City when an unidentified man opened the ...

Drug suspect, 2 others shot dead
Philstar - 2017-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Three persons, including an alleged drug pusher, were killed in Cagayan, Cavite and Camarines Sur in the past two days. Drug surrenderee Franco Apostol was driving his motorcycle in Barangay Centro 1, Tuao, Cagayan on Tuesday ...

Teacher faces raps for pimping niece, 10
Philstar - 2017-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A grade school teacher is facing charges for allegedly pimping his 10-year-old niece to foreigners. The teacher, a resident of General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite, was recently charged for qualified trafficking, child abuse and child ...

Aragorn Power gets 1-year extension for $300-M Apayao geothermal project
Philstar - 2017-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has granted Aragorn Power and Energy Corp. (APEC), the power unit of Sy-led APC Group Inc., a one-year contract extension for its $300-million geothermal project in Kalinga, Apayao. In a disclosure ...

Security Bank, PNB set LTNCD issues
Philstar - 2017-10-11
Meanwhile, Tan-controlled Philippine National Bank (PNB) is raising at least P3 billion from the third tranche of its LTNCD issuance that kicked off yesterday. PNB informed the PSE the issue size has an option to upsize depending on the demand as the ...

Indonesian firm pursues LNG investments in off-grid areas
Philstar - 2017-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Indonesian firm JSK Gas Corp. is looking to invest in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector in the Philippines that would replace diesel-fired power plants in off-grid areas. The company has formed JSKLNG Holding Phils. Inc. to ...

Middle East retailer entering Philippine market
Philstar - 2017-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Middle East retail giant LuLu is set to make its foray into the Philippine market, seeking to enter the very competitive mall and supermarket landscape, and make the country its sourcing hub in the region. Philippine Economic Zone ...

JFC bucks House bills on mining-free zones
Philstar - 2017-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) in the Philippines is opposing several House bills declaring mining-free zones and are seen to have the effect of amending the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. In a letter submitted to Rep. Arnel Ty ...

Politics and hybrid infra projects
Philstar - 2017-10-11
BIZLINKS By Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 12, 2017 - 12:00am Business held its peace when the government announced mid-year that it would pursue a "hybrid" approach for building projects as part of its grand plan to usher in a ...

SM Prime opens Tuguegarao mall
Philstar - 2017-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- SM Prime Holdings Inc. continues to expand its footprint nationwide. The company opened its newest mall, SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown yesterday, making it the first SM mall in the Cagayan Valley Region. The mall, which will provide ...

Antibiotic Prescribing Interventions Should Be Long-term
Medscape News - 2017-10-11
Behavioral interventions aimed at reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing were largely successful, but effects waned during the year after the interventions were stopped, according to a research letter published online October 10 in JAMA. Although ...

Watch live: Reused SpaceX rocket to carry communications satellite into orbit
United Press International - 2017-10-11
Oct. 11 (UPI) --SpaceX is, for the third time, depending on a used Falcon 9 rocket to carry out a launch mission. The rocket is scheduled to blast off at 6:53 p.m. ET. The launch and flight will be streamed live. The Falcon 9 rocket was previously used to ...

Volkswagen commits $1.7 billion to electric trucks
Mashable - 2017-10-11
Volkswagen's commitment to electric vehicles just got even larger, both in its scope and the size of the vehicles. Volkswagen Group, the parent company of big-name automakers like VW, Audi, and Porsche, just outlined plans to electrify bigger vehicles like ...

Facebook went down Wednesday, taking Instagram with it
Mashable - 2017-10-11
Facebook service went down for a large number of users Wednesday. Instagram, which is owned by the company, reportedly struggled too. Users of the social media platforms began reporting issues around 11:11 a.m. EST, and the outage spread from there.

Consumer picks lure investment firms
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-11
"We actually see the Philippines as a very stable political environment," said Cyrus Driver, managing director at Swiss private investment firm Partners Group, which has acquired outsourcing firm SPi Global from PLDT Global Investments Corp., an ...

Sprint's Revived Push for T-Mobile Hurtles Toward Old U.S. Foes
Bloomberg - 2017-10-11
Masayoshi Son is taking another run at his dream to create a U.S. mobile phone heavyweight, but a revived deal would be scrutinized by many of the same officials who batted down his last attempt. Sprint and T-Mobile are putting the finishing touches on a ...

House Speaker: Duterte's call to impeach Ombudsman won't affect proceedings
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The House Speaker said President Rodrigo Duterte's call to impeach the Ombudsman will not affect impeachment processes in the lower Chamber. "In the first place, I do not work for the President. I work for the ...

Exclusive: Despite sanctions, Russian organizations acquire Microsoft software
Reuters - 2017-10-11
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Software produced by Microsoft Corp has been acquired by state organizations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring U.S-based companies from doing business with them, official documents show. The acquisitions ...

Former President Gloria Arroyo joins Duterte's PDP-Laban
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- Former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday jumped ship and joined President Rodrigo Duterte's political party. Arroyo left the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD ...

Weakened PhilHealth imperils universal health-care prospect
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-11
It said the Department of Health will supervise the whole health system by setting standards for the implementation of the program. Moreover, House Bill 4784 provides for the adoption and institutionalization of Health Technology Assessment (HTA ...

US deputy attorney general just called for 'responsible encryption.' Don't fall for it.
ZDNet - 2017-10-11
There's a new term on the political scene you might have heard recently. During a speech at the US Naval Academy on Tuesday, deputy US attorney general Rod Rosenstein, one of the most senior government lawyers, called on tech giants to embrace "responsible ...

Why A Long-Term-Disability Policy Is More Important Than Pet Insurance
NPR News - 2017-10-11
"It won't happen to me." Maybe that sentiment explains the attitude of many employees toward long-term-disability insurance, which pays a portion of your income if you are suddenly unable to work for an extended period because of illness, injury or accident.

DOF: New, improved cigarette tax stamp to be rolled out in January
Inquirer - 2017-10-11
The government has pushed back the rollout of new cigarette tax stamps with better security features as well as a new design to January next year. "We are improving it but we will be moving the deadline a bit, maybe a few more months to January.

Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on users
CNN Money - 2017-10-11
A major flaw has been detected in the newly-unveiled Google Home Mini speaker that allows it to secretly record conversations without users knowing. Last week, Google showed off its next-generation smart speakers at an event in San Francisco. Following the ...

CLI to exceed P4B reservation sales goal
Inquirer - 2017-10-11
Property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) expects to exceed its P4 billion reservations ... and chief executive officer Jose Soberano III disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday that reservation sales for the first nine months stood ...

Comelec Chief Andy Bautista to resign
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres "Andy" Bautista on Wednesday announced his resignation by the end of 2017. The embattled Comelec chief posted his resignation letter on his verified social ...

De Lima cites 'political persecution' in SC ruling
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- As Senator Leila de Lima is set to appeal the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on her arrest, the detained official said she does not expect to be free anytime soon as her "prosecutors remain in power." "The SC's ...

Ex-Camarines Sur mayor charged over attempt to remove Sagip Kalikasan
Philstar - 2017-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Caramoan, Camarines Sur mayor Constantino Cordial Jr. is facing criminal charges for allegedly falsifying two resolutions which sought the removal of an environmental task force in the municipality. Cordial was charged ...

DBM: 88.3% of 2017 budget released as of September
Inquirer - 2017-10-11
The government released 88.3 percent of the 2017 national budget during the first nine months, slower than a year ago, the latest Department of Budget and Management data showed. From January to September, P2.959 trillion of the P3.35-trillion budget was ...

Duterte warns of possible multiple terror attacks in PH
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- As the war in Marawi draws to a close, the President warned soldiers of other terror threats to the country. "They will not disappear. They will regroup anywhere and everywhere. Ang sabi ko lang and I'm ...

Lawyer: Risa Hontiveros immune from suit for Senate speech
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The lawyer of Senator Risa Hontiveros is invoking constitutional immunity in the wake of wiretapping allegations by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source on Wednesday ...

26 solons voice support for independence of Office of Ombudsman
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- Twenty-six congressmen signed a House Resolution expressing support for the constitutional independence of the Office of the Ombudsman. It was filed following the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte last ...

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