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Puffer fish kills 1 in CamSur
Philstar - 2017-10-07
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- A person died while five others were confined in two hospitals after eating puffer fish locally known as tikong in Barangay Bulalacao, Presentacion, Camarines Sur on Thursday. Antonio Rosales, 28; Marlen Rosales, 25; Susan ...

Witness identifies three fratmen in Castillo hazing case - 2017-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- One of the witnesses in the Horacio "Atio" Castillo III hazing case on Friday identified three Aegis Juris Fraternity members that he saw carrying Castillo's lifeless body. "Tonyo," not his real name, said he ...

Meralco vying for contract in Ghana
Inquirer - 2017-10-07
Also, the selection and announcement of the winning bidder to manage, operate and invest in the electricity distribution business of the ECG should be completed by March 2018. Financial closing is expected to be in September 2018. According to MiDA ...

FU gets scholarship from EDC
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-07
The Foundation University in Dumaguete City recently received P200,000 worth of scholarship grants intended for Senior High School students from renewable ... Cristina Calisang - FPA principal and College of Education dean, FPA head teacher Felipe Sullera ...

Three dead, 2 in critical condition in Bulacan water tank explosion - 2017-10-07
San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- At least three were killed and two others are in critical condition after a water district tank burst in San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan north of Metro Manila on Friday, the city mayor said.

Bulacan water tank explodes; 4 dead, over 40 hurt
Philstar - 2017-10-07
SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, Philippines -- Four persons died and more than 40 others were injured when a water tank exploded in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan yesterday. Jimmy Garcia, 50; Elaine Chamson, 22; Jaina Espina 1, and Nina Ape, 1, were either pinned or hit ...

3 die in Cavite road mishap
Philstar - 2017-10-07
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Three persons died when their motorcycle collided with an owner-type jeep along Aguinaldo highway in Barangay Biga 1, Silang, Cavite on Thursday night. Emerson Reyes, 34, Francis Avila and Sunny Llorico, residents ...

8 drug suspects slain
Philstar - 2017-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Eight suspected drug personalities were gunned down in separate incidents in Luzon on Thursday. An alias Tepan, a resident of Malolos; Kulot and an unidentified man of Norzagaray, Jojo of Bocaue and Jose Domingo, alias Ulo, of ...

Aguirre: U.S authorities ready to help deport suspects in Castillo hazing case - 2017-10-06
"Nagparamdam na ang Homeland Security kung gusto raw ng Pilipinas any help for the return of Trangia," Aguirre said in a Friday press conference, referring to the U.S. equivalent of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). [Translation: Homeland Security ...

Gadon: Allow Duterte as special prosecutor in Sereno impeachment - 2017-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Lawyer Larry Gadon wants President Rodrigo Duterte to serve as a special prosecutor in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. "Magaling na prosecutor si Presidente [The President is a ...

PNP: Only 1 case of EJK under Duterte administration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-06
The PNP statement came after the release of the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS), showing that seven in 10 Filipinos fear they could become victims of EJK. The survey was conducted among 1,200 respondents last June 23 to 26.

Japan, PH extend liquidity buffer deal
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
The central banks of the Philippines and Japan on Friday signed their amended third bilateral swap agreement (BSA), a stopgap measure for short-term liquidity problems. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Bank of Japan, which acted as the agent ...

Achieving urban inclusion
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
Substandard housing further gives rise to serious concerns about shoddy construction and overcrowding, and associated health and safety risks. In areas unserved by public utilities, reliance on unregulated private vendors for water provision may leave ...

Amaia Nova gives startups, established businesses a boost
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
The latest development to be introduced was the Amaia Square Novaliches ... You can put up a franchised business too, or set up a small office for professional practice. And the potential is huge as you may have clients from the owners of some 2,000 ...

Inflation hit 3.4 percent in Sept.
- 2017-10-06
Inflation in September rose to 3.4 percent, a five-month high, due mainly to higher food prices caused by weather disturbances during the period.

A taste of bliss in the South
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
Catalina Lake Residences is a pioneering lakeside community at the heart of Bauan, Batangas. The development offers a collection ... Cambridge Place is just minutes away from major mall establishments, university, banks and church in nearby Lipa.

When cities become forests
Inquirer - 2017-10-06
Urbanism and nature are often viewed as opposites. If you look up city living on the internet, you often get photos of building skylines and concrete roads. The idea is that the more advanced a city is, the less it looks natural. Unfortunately, because of ...

Once Its AIM Was True, But Soon AOL's Instant Messenger Will Be No More
NPR News - 2017-10-06
In a few months, AOL Instant Messenger will go the way of such tech touchstones as AltaVista and Netscape. It was 20 years ago that "AIM" went online. It quickly exploded in popularity, peaked and then slowly succumbed to competitors. For many of us, AIM ...

Joey de Leon told: Nothing comical about suffering, suicide rates
Philstar - 2017-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- A group of mental health advocates have taken TV host Joey de Leon to task for "grossly misinformed" comments on depression that presented "potentially dangerous ideas to the general public." In a statement, Youth for ...

How The Founders Of Postmates, SeatGeek And Other Next Billion-Dollar Startups Designed Their Company Cultures
Forbes - 2017-10-06
From raising capital to building an incredible team, the life of a founder is jampacked, especially if their startup is "a unicorn-to-be." These startup CEOs must prioritize urgent and deadline-driven tasks that immediately impact output and their ...

Facebook has Wall Street under its love spell, and a Russian scandal isn't changing that
Business Insider - 2017-10-06
On November 1, Facebook will testify before two congressional committees on Capitol Hill about how Russia hijacked its platform to meddle with last year's US election. And on the same day, back at its Silicon Valley headquarters, Facebook's top brass will ...

Study uncovers new insights into addictions of tumors
United Press International - 2017-10-06
Oct. 6 (UPI) --Researchers at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, or SBP, and the University of California San Diego report in a new study that the p62 pathway in tumor stroma could be a potential anti-cancer target. The study ...

Farewell, Yellow Running Man: AOL's AIM to end on Dec. 15
United Press International - 2017-10-06
Oct. 6 (UPI) --AOL's Instant Messenger, among the first Internet platforms to achieve popular acceptance for desktop communications, will shut down in December, its parent company said Friday. Verizon Communications Inc., current owners of what was once ...

Should You Leave Grandma With The Robot?
NPR News - 2017-10-06
Everyday, we are inching closer to some kind of artificial intelligence. At this point, it isn't so important whether we're talking about truly self-conscious machines or not. Advances in big data, machine learning and robotics are all poised to give us a ...

Follow along on Mark Zuckerberg's 'Great American Road Trip' with this fiction podcast
Mashable - 2017-10-06
Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2017 is to visit every state in America, and boy does he have stories to tell. While he's been sharing some updates on his Facebook Page interspersed with apology notes for threatening democracy, two guys thought ...

PNP chief: We want 100% of drug suspects alive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-06
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa assured that the police highly value the lives of people amid the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that said nine out of 10, or 90 percent, Filipinos want drug ...

Canyon Woods Resort Club: Where nature and health are as one
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-06
Just off the beaten track that is the Tagaytay Ridge on the Diokno Highway heading down to the town of Lemery in Batangas is the sleepy, scenic Canyon Woods Residential Resort. A project of Tagaytay Grasslands, a subsidiary of G2 Global, Canyon Woods seems ...

Researchers identify genetic drivers of common form of lymphoma
United Press International - 2017-10-06
Oct. 6 (UPI) --A recent study by the Duke Cancer Institute helps identify genetic drivers for the most common form of lymphoma, the most common blood cancer. Researchers analyzed tumor samples from 1,001 patients who had been diagnosed with diffuse large B ...

Personalities weigh in on mental health after controversial Joey de Leon comments - 2017-10-06
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 86 million of the world's 300 million people with depression come from Southeast Asia. Other celebrities also reiterated Mendoza's sentiment that depression is a sensitive topic. Miss Philippines ...

Trump administration deals major blow to Obamacare birth control mandate
CNN - 2017-10-06
(CNN)In a blow to Obamacare's controversial contraceptive mandate, employers may now have more leeway to withhold birth control coverage on religious grounds, according to new rules issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Friday.

Some families of SAF44 to file impeachment raps vs. Ombudsman - 2017-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) - Some families of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers who died in the Mamasapano encounter in 2015 plan to file an impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. Ferdinand Topacio, lawyer ...

Shorter sleeves on doctor's coats may reduce risk of spreading superbugs
United Press International - 2017-10-06
FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2017 -- With antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" continuing to be a threat in U.S. hospitals, doctors are looking for innovative ways to cut down on disease transmission. Now, research suggests one solution may be within arm's reach -- literally.

DOJ junks tax evasion raps vs Mighty Corp - 2017-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- The Justice Department has dismissed tax evasion complaints worth P37.9 billion against tobacco company Mighty Corp., after granting the Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) petition to withdraw its three charges.

Bayer sticks by Xarelto sales estimate despite study setback
Reuters - 2017-10-06
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer stood by its peak sales estimate for clot prevention drug Xarelto after the pill disappointed in a late-stage trial to test prevention of repeat strokes. The Phase III study had been halted early after the drug showed no ...

Commentary: Defining the future of public utilities
Philstar - 2017-10-06
Despite some legal antecedents (e.g. NAPOCOR vs. Court of Appeals in 1997 and JG Summit Holdings, Inc. vs. Court of Appeals in 2003), the definition of "public utility" is still wanting in clarity. The definition itself is a source of confusion in the ...

DOJ allows withdrawal of tax cases vs Mighty Corp
Philstar - 2017-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice has allowed the tax dodging cases filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue against Mighty Corporation to be withdrawn after the cigarette company agreed to a settlement of its tax-related issues. According ...

RIP AOL Instant Messenger
CNN Money - 2017-10-06
AOL Instant Messenger is about to put up an away message forever. AIM will officially shut down on December 15 after 20 years in service, its parent company announced Friday. The news marks the end of an era for anyone who came of age with the internet in ...

Which Items In Our Kitchens Contain BPA?
NPR News - 2017-10-06
It's not exactly a secret that many plastic products have an additive called "bisphenol A," or "BPA," for short. NPR has covered the chemical substance many times, including here, here, and here. Among other things, BPA helps make clear, hard plastic ...

Sarangani mayor surrenders to Pacquiao after raid yields P5-M shabu - 2017-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- A Sarangani town mayor surrendered to Senator Manny Pacquiao on Friday, hours after authorities raided his home and seized P5 million worth of shabu. Aside from drugs, various drug paraphernalia, high-powered ...

Give your business a leg-up with expert training from an actual Silicon Valley exec
Mashable - 2017-10-06
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ditching your 9-to-5 and starting your own company can be daunting, especially if you're going into it completely blind. A stellar business idea is worth ...

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 - 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 ...

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