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Hackers will work with government, academia to make future elections secure
CNN Money - 2017-10-10
Last summer, a group of hackers showed how easy it is to infiltrate a bunch of voting machines. During a conference held in Las Vegas, they exposed flaws in election equipment currently used in the U.S. Now, they want to make sure election infrastructure ...

Veteran journalist Tony Calvento passes away
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- Veteran journalist Tony Calvento has passed away, his son, Sonny, said Monday. In a Facebook post at 8:31 p.m., Sonny Calvento announced his father's passing saying his father had "joined Our Creator.

Lawmaker gets first-hand look at MRT commuter suffering
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- A congressman experienced the travails of the riding public when the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) train he rode in broke down Tuesday at rush hour. Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon said he boarded a ...

Globe plans issuance of retail bonds in 2018
Philstar - 2017-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Telecom Inc. is planning to issue retail bonds next year to support its funding requirements. Globe chief financial officer Rizza Maniego-Eala told reporters in a chance interview the company is looking at the possibility of ...

Senate approves P693-million budget for CHR
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- The Senate on Monday increased the proposed budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) by P156 million. In contrast to the rocky budget hearings at the Lower House, the Senate swiftly approved a budget of ...

Poland's big broadband test: Getting firms to fight over high-speed links for rural areas
ZDNet - 2017-10-10
Video: Microsoft bets on white spaces to bring broadband internet to rural America Poland is aiming to make high-speed internet available to almost 1.3 million homes and all schools in mostly rural areas. And so far, it has companies scrambling for a piece ...

World Mental Health Day 2017: How to look after your mental health naturally
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-10-10
World Mental Health Day 2017 takes place this year on Tuesday, October 10, providing the perfect reminder to take stock of your own mental health. Here we round some tips on how we can all take steps each day to boost our mood and look after ourselves ...

Tobacco-producing LGUs to get P29.5 billion in excise tax shares
Inquirer - 2017-10-10
The Department of Budget and Management has ordered the release of a total of P29.5 billion to tobacco-producing provinces, cities and towns as part of their share from excise taxes collected in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Local Budget Memorandum No. 76 signed by ...

2017 Wharton MBA information session
Philstar - 2017-10-10
Carissa is currently with Ayala Corp. in their Strategy and Business Development Group. She previously served as a director in the Structured Credit Group at UBS Investment Bank in New York, and prior to that was a proprietary trader for the same institution.

BIR collections still fall short of target
Philstar - 2017-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The government failed to attain its tax collection goal in the first nine months despite a better-than-expected performance in September, according to preliminary data from the Department of Finance. The P1.302-trillion haul of the ...

Google, Facebook, Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay
Bloomberg - 2017-10-10
Last month, Google summoned about 200 staff from around the world for an annual policy meeting. One agenda item was very different this time: How to deal with the sudden drumbeat of calls in the U.S. to regulate the company for being too big. The two-day ...

Impeach Ombudsman for probe on Duterte's wealth, Aquino 'acquittal,' group says
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- Tough on President Rodrigo Duterte, soft on former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. That is how a group of complainants assess Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales' actions and insist she must be impeached ...

Megaworld sees P7.2B in rental revenue from office property business
Inquirer - 2017-10-10
Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. expects to generate P7.2 billion in rental revenue from the office property segment of its business this year as it becomes the first Philippine property developer to build up one million square meters of office space ...

California wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-10
He said the state had "several days of fire weather conditions to come." The wildfires already rank among the five deadliest in California history, and officials expected the death toll to increase as the scope of destruction becomes clear. At least ...

Fact-checking Cayetano's interview on Al Jazeera
Philstar - 2017-10-10
MANILA, Philippines (First published on Oct. 9 ... among others. A survey from the Social Weather Stations released last week showed that 90 percent of Filipinos believe that it is important that authorities capture drug suspects alive.

Business groups urge retention of zero VAT for PEZA locators
Philstar - 2017-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Local business groups and the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines jointly called on Congress yesterday to retain the zero value-added tax (VAT) provisions for Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) locators in Senate ...

Chief Justice's lawyers reiterate appeal to cross-examine witnesses
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- Lawyers for the Chief Justice said Tuesday they will push for their right to cross-examine witnesses against Maria Lourdes Sereno on her behalf. Sereno's spokespersons, attorneys Josalee Deinla and Jojo ...

SM opens mall in Tuguegarao
Inquirer - 2017-10-10
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WATCH | Ubial rejected as Health chief
interaksyon.com - 2017-10-10
Senator Gregorio Honasan grills Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial before she was rejected by the Commission on Appointments on Tuesday. (photo by Joseph Vidal, Senate PRIB) MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATE - 2:22 p.m.) The Commission on Appointments ...

What Drives Some People To Take Personal Risks To Help Strangers?
NPR News - 2017-10-10
This summer, Florida beachgoers watched in astonishment as more than 70 strangers spontaneously formed a human chain that extended out into the whorls of a vicious riptide. And they did. With her husband Derek, Simmons swam out to the end of the human ...

Duterte orders creation of special bank for overseas Filipinos
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of a bank dedicated to providing service to millions of overseas Filipinos and their families. Duterte signed Executive Order no. 44 last September 28 ...

Customs chief relieves 38 officials in BoC reshuffle
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- A sweeping change to rid the Customs bureau of corruption saw 38 officials relieved Monday. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña removed eight port district collectors since Oct. 4: Elvira Cruz of Cebu; Romeo ...

China financing eyed for Agus power plant rehab
Inquirer - 2017-10-10
The government is eyeing to secure financing from China to rehabilitate the hydroelectric facility supplying power in Mindanao. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters last week that rehabilitation of the Agus River hydroelectric system ...

SWS: Drop in Duterte's satisfaction, trust rating normal
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- Fewer Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance except for those in Mindanao, a survey from a private pollster showed. The Social Weather Stations (SWS), however, clarified that no ...

Hazing suspect's return not proof of innocence - Castillo lawyer
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- A primary suspect in the hazing of law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III returned to the country on Tuesday. Eva Air flight BR 271, the flight that suspect Ralph Trangia boarded, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino ...

Justice Secretary: Another suspect in UST hazing case to return to Manila
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- A suspect in the hazing-death case of Horacio Castillo will arrive in the country Tuesday morning but will not be arrested, according to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre. In an interview with CNN Philippines ...

Voter registration to resume next month
Philstar - 2017-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- With the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections now officially postponed, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is planning to resume voter registration next month. "We want to give an opportunity to all qualified voters ...

Nights at the Manila Playboy Club
Philstar - 2017-10-09
EYES WIDE OPEN By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 10, 2017 - 12:00am My father used to go to the Manila Playboy Club. Dad, a bon vivant, was a regular in that opulent members only club located along the sprawling tree-lined waterfront ...

AFP: Marawi crisis over in one week
Philstar - 2017-10-09
ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines -- It will take only one more week for Army soldiers to finish the Marawi crisis as Marine troopers have cleared and defeated the Maute terrorists in their area of operation, a security official said yesterday.

House panel eyes plunder raps vs. Imee Marcos
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- A House panel is considering filing plunder charges against Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos over an alleged misuse of multimillion-peso tobacco funds, among others. "We have already established that there is ...

Bombs left by BIFF men seized
Philstar - 2017-10-09
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Soldiers recovered improvised devices (IEDs) left by fleeing members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Datu Anggal town on Sunday. Villagers alerted soldiers on the presence of the IEDs and a flag of the ...

3 found dead in Batangas
Philstar - 2017-10-09
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Philippines -- Three men who have yet to be identified were found dead in separate areas in Batangas over the weekend. A security guard found the body of a man with stab wounds along the road in Barangay Sta. Clara, Batangas City.

Man drowns in Iloilo waterfalls
Philstar - 2017-10-09
ILOILO CITY - A habal-habal driver drowned at the Nasadjan Falls in Igbaras, Iloilo on Sunday. Deoly Magbanua, 30, a resident of Barangay Jalaud Norte, Zarraga, Iloilo, was swept by the strong current while swimming at around 2 p.m. His body was recovered.

DOLE to audit enforcement of labor compliance system
Philstar - 2017-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- All regional and field offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be inspected and audited to determine whether they are enforcing the labor compliance system. The DOLE created the Regional Inspection Audit Team ...

Sayyaf leader slain in Tawi-Tawi
Philstar - 2017-10-09
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines --A sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf was killed in Tawi-Tawi on Sunday. Guro Idzri, alias Idris, shot it out with police operatives and Marines serving a warrant of arrest at his hideout in Sitio Suwang Kagang, Barangay Pasiagan ...

Strong quake shakes Visayas
Philstar - 2017-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A strong earthquake rattled parts of the Visayas on Sunday night, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said yesterday. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 3.8 ...

Ex-mayor fined over Yolanda housing aid
Philstar - 2017-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A former town mayor in Cebu has been found guilty of simple negligence in connection with the distribution of housing assistance to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Augusto Corro of Daanbantayan was ordered to pay a fine ...

Insulinomas, Benign Tumors, Key to Novel Diabetes Drug Targets
Medscape News - 2017-10-09
A rare benign tumor may hold the key to understanding how to regenerate insulin-producing beta cells and consequently lead to the development of novel drugs for patients with diabetes, the results of a new US study indicate. The researchers performed a ...

Drinking More Water Reduces Repeat Urinary Tract Infections
Medscape News - 2017-10-09
SAN DIEGO -- Premenopausal women prone to urinary tract infections who drink less than 1.5 liters (about 6.25 cups) of water daily can halve the number of repeat infections they experience by increasing their intake of water by approximately 6 cups, a new ...

$1.6 billion startup MongoDB could be worth less than $1 billion when its IPO happens next week
Business Insider - 2017-10-09
Unicorn startup MongoDB has taken another step toward its IPO by offering a price range for its shares. It plans to price shares between $18 and $20 apiece it said in an updated prospectus filed with the SEC. The IPO is generally expected to take place on ...

'Russian agents' reportedly spent tens of thousands on Google ads during the 2016 election
Business Insider - 2017-10-09
Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars to run advertisements on Google's various platforms intended to affect the 2016 US presidential election, according to a new report from The Washington Post. Facebook has come under heavy criticism in ...

How Cassini quietly transformed our understanding of the solar system
Mashable - 2017-10-09
For the past 13 years, a bus-sized spacecraft named Cassini has quietly transformed our understanding of the solar system. The Cassini mission -- a $3.62 billion joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency -- has been exploring Saturn and ...

PDIC continues to beef up deposit insurance fund
Philstar - 2017-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) continues to build up its capital and main fund source for payout of deposit insurance to promptly respond to claims and maintain depositor confidence. The state-run insurer reported its ...

Employee tax perks at stake
Philstar - 2017-10-09
TOP OF MIND By Armin Joyce M. De Chavez (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 10, 2017 - 12:00am All is fair in tax reform. This is the clear message of the first package of the comprehensive tax reform program initiated by the Department of Finance (DOF ...

Reports: Google uncovered Russian-bought ads tied to 2016 election
United Press International - 2017-10-09
Oct. 9 (UPI) --Tech firm Google said it has uncovered ads from its platform that were purchased by Russian accounts --possibly to spread misinformation during the 2016 presidential election. Google launched an investigation into the matter last month, and ...

In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening Patients
New York Times - 2017-10-09
Every few weeks, Dr. Tony Wing Lai Mak, a pathologist at Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong, receives blood and urine samples from yet another patient hospitalized after taking a traditional Chinese medical or health supplement. His toxicology lab ...

Mercury map renders the innermost planet's geology in color
United Press International - 2017-10-09
Oct. 9 (UPI) --Scientists with the European Space Agency have rendered the dull, gray world of Mercury in bright colors as part of a new mapping effort in preparation for next year's BepiColombo mission launch. Using data collected by NASA's Messenger ...

VMware, SAP join forces on enterprise IoT
ZDNet - 2017-10-09
VMware and SAP have announced a new partnership to further Internet of Things (IoT) projects across devices, infrastructure, the cloud, and other applications. On Monday, the companies said the agreement will "accelerate and streamline enterprise IoT ...

Sereno spokesman: Nothing wrong with the Senate preparing for impeachment trial
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- The spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said they saw nothing wrong with the Senate's preparations for a possible impeachment trial. "Walang masama na naghahanda sila for possibilities.

FDA approves implantable device to treat sleep apnea
United Press International - 2017-10-09
Oct. 9 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved a new implantable device for patients with moderate to severe central sleep apnea. The implantable device offers sleep apnea patients an alternative to continuous positive ...

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