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Rockwell on its way to deliver world class act
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Upscale property developer Rockwell Land Corp. held earlier this week a ceremonial concrete pouring of the Rockwell Performing Arts Theater at The Proscenium in Makati. This world class theater, which is slated to open in the first quarter of 2020, is one ...

A house built on friendship
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Housing has always been a challenge in cities across the globe. People often wish to live in urban areas to be close to places of work and study. As a city progresses, however, property values increase as well. As such, it has become harder to find an ...

Can Consciousness In Brain-Injured Patients Be Restored?
NPR News - 2017-09-29
Philosophers have long worried whether it is ever really possible to know how things are, internally, with another. After all, we are confined to the external -- to mere behavior, or perhaps to behavior plus measurements of brain activity. But the ...

LRT-MRT common station breaks ground
Philstar - 2017-09-29
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the event was made possible following the cooperation of private sector stakeholders such as Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), SM Group, Ayala Group ...

PAL willing to settle fees, charges
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is in talks with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for an amicable settlement on unpaid navigational fees and charges.

How would you rate your life?
Philstar - 2017-09-29
BUSINESS MATTERS (Beyond the bottom line) By Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 30, 2017 - 12:00am Is this a typical day for you? Alarm churns its ugly sound. You wake up, hit the snooze and sleep for another five to 10 minutes.

Roku's IPO popped nearly 70% - 'even investors watch TV' says the CEO
Business Insider - 2017-09-29
Roku made its debut on the Nasdaq exchange on Thursday and investors couldn't get enough. The stock, which was priced at the top of its range at $14 a share, surged on its opening day and finished Thursday's regular trading session up nearly 70% at $23.50.

Uniwide delisting ordered
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-29
The Philippine Stock Exchange ordered the delisting of Uniwide Holdings Inc., a company owned by businessman Jimmy Gow, due to continued violation of the disclosure rules of the exchange. The PSE in an order said Uniwide would be delisted from the office ...

PH, China thresh out $200-m bPanda bonds
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-29
THE government is working with the Chinese regulators to get the much-needed approval for the planned Panda bond issuance of the Philippines worth $200 million in China, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Friday. Dominguez said in a statement the ...

The Equifax Hack Has the Hallmarks of State-Sponsored Pros
Bloomberg - 2017-09-29
In the corridors and break rooms of Equifax Inc.'s giant Atlanta headquarters, employees used to joke that their enormously successful credit reporting company was just one hack away from bankruptcy. They weren't being disparaging, just darkly honest ...

The DOJ wants to know if you liked this anti-Trump Facebook page
Mashable - 2017-09-29
The Department of Justice wants to know more about the people who liked an anti-Trump Facebook page before the president's inauguration. Turns out the government issued three warrants to Facebook on Feb. 9, one of which the ACLU has called "overbroad ...

China's bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown
Reuters - 2017-09-29
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weeks after Beijing banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry, traders say that the market is far from dead. While several exchanges have ...

ICO Ban: Switzerland And South Korea Crack Down On Cryptocurrency Sales
International Business Times - 2017-09-29
South Korea just became the latest country to ban initial coin offerings, aka tech projects crowdfund with cryptocurrency. "Raising funds through ICOs seem to be on the rise globally, and our assessment is that ICOs are increasing in South Korea as well ...

Positive Topline Results for Cannabinoid Gel in Fragile X
Medscape News - 2017-09-29
A clear transdermal cannabinoid (CBD) gel (ZYN002, Zynerba Pharmaceuticals) improved key symptoms of fragile X syndrome in the phase 2 FAB-C study, the company reports. Topline results of the open-label study in pediatric and adolescent patients with ...

2 dead in Benguet, La Union mishaps
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A 54-year-old woman and a truck driver died in separate vehicular accidents in Benguet and La Union on Thursday. Gloria Yaris, 54, was declared dead on arrival at the La Union Medical Center, where tricycle driver Bon Cris Juloya ...

Manila Water promotes Asia Pacific water security
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. inked an agreement with two Australian organizations to promote water security in the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement was signed with the International Water Centre and the University of Queensland.

Ortigas forays into serviced residences
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Ortigas & Co. has made its foray into the serviced residences business. In a press briefing yesterday, the company unveiled The Cirque in Circulo Verde along Calle Industria between the cities of Quezon City and Pasig. It is a 55 ...

Drug war: 2 brothers slain in Cavite
Philstar - 2017-09-29
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Two brothers were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers following a sting in Alfonso, Cavite on Thursday night. Lloyd Arriola, 39, and his brother Dennis, 41, both of Laurel, Batangas, were declared ...

Another power plant bogs down
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Luzon grid was placed on yellow alert for the second time this week due to thin power reserves as another power plant bogged down yesterday. The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) raised the yellow alert from 11 a.m ...

Drink Up! Volunteers Swallow Bacteria That Causes Typhoid
NPR News - 2017-09-29
If somebody asked you to drink a solution filled with live bacteria that can cause typhoid, you'd probably say ... no. "I think they did a beautiful job," says Myron Levine, the University of Maryland's associate dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and ...

Window dressing boosts share prices
Philstar - 2017-09-29
Meanwhile, this developed as the Philippine Stock Exchange announced that Uniwide Holdings Inc. would be delisted from the exchange because of voluntary delisting.

Meralco power supply deals still being evaluated by ERC
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is still scrutinizing the power supply agreements (PSA) of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) three months after it promised a decision on the power deals. The ERC said the Meralco PSAs are still ...

DENR to investigate garbage collector over Manila Bay dump
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to investigate garbage operator Philippine Ecology System Corp. (Phileco) over the dumping of solid wastes into the Manila Bay. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ...

Money supply, lending continue to grow
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Liquidity in the domestic financial system continued to expand in August due to the strong demand for credit, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday. According to BSP data, money supply, also known as M3, grew 15.4 ...

Aboitiz food unit acquires 70% of Vietnam feeds firm
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Pilmico Foods Corp., the food unit of conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of Vietnamese animal feeds firm Europe Nutrition Joint Stock Co. (Eurofeed) for $3.2 million. The ...

Security firm finds some Macs vulnerable to 'firmware' attacks
Reuters - 2017-09-29
(Reuters) - Since 2015, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has tried to protect its Mac line of computers from a form of hacking that is extremely hard to detect, but it has not been entirely successful in getting the fixes to its customers, according to research released ...

FDA approves new treatment for metastatic breast cancers
United Press International - 2017-09-29
Sept. 29 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday approved Verzenio to treat adult patients with HR-positive and HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with approximately ...

Opposition senator plans to oust Senate President and co-senator
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- Senator Sonny Trillanes vowed to bring down a fellow senator critical of him, along with the Senate President. The opposition senator on Thursday threatened to oust Senate President Koko Pimentel if Senator ...

Umali testifies vs. De Lima in disobedience to summons case
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- Oriental Mindoro Representative Rey Umali on Friday confirmed before the court evidence proving that Sen. Leila de Lima committed disobedience to summons. Umali showed a text exchange between De Lima and ...

Ombudsman appeals bail of ex-senator Jinggoy Estrada over pork barrel scam
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- The Ombudsman on Tuesday filed an appeal to let a former senator charged with plunder go back to detention. In a motion for reconsideration dated September 25 filed before the Sandiganbayan's Fifth Division ...

Amazon's first NFL game: the Brits were great, but plenty of room to improve
Mashable - 2017-09-29
In many ways, it was the typical experience of live TV over the internet. There were bugs, but it worked. The stream did well, something that's not always the case, especially for first-time streamers of live events. There was a sound problem that got fixed.

Uber will teach you sign language to better communicate with deaf drivers
The Verge - 2017-09-29
Uber launched a new tool yesterday to teach users how to sign simple phrases in American Sign Language for better communication with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The website, ubersignlanguage.com, is an extension of an outreach effort launched ...

Microsoft's Nadella talks hardware and Windows
ZDNet - 2017-09-29
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Microsoft is a more diverse company these days Microsoft is about more than Windows, said its CEO Satya Nadella, and the company's hardware plans are about more than just mobile. Nadella was speaking in an interview with ...

ACLU sues to block Justice Dept. warrants seeking Facebook user info
United Press International - 2017-09-29
Sept. 29 (UPI) --The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to block what it says are multiple Justice Department search warrants seeking private information of three Facebook users. In the ACLU's motion to intervene Thursday, it said the ...

Growth goal in sight as spending peaks
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
25. The DBCC said the 2017 expenditure program "covers the requirements of major social sector programs such as the K-12 program, universal health care, and social pension and protection which [are] a significant contributor to the government final consu ...

ASEAN OKs 20% energy intensity reduction by 2022
Philstar - 2017-09-29
"The Energy ministers emphasized the need to foster innovative solutions and encourage countries to continue information sharing, best practices, capacity building, better business models and other alternative and emerging efficient energy technologies ...

Fifth prosecutor gunned down under Duterte administration
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines - Two unidentified men claimed the life of a Quezon prosecutor, the fifth slain during the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Reymund Luna was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle on Friday ...

Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder
NPR News - 2017-09-29
Becoming a mother is often portrayed as a magical and glorious life event. But many women don't feel joyful after giving birth. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, almost 15 percent of moms suffer from a postpartum mood disorder ...

Market down as profit-taking continues
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
AGI, GT Capital and URC all declined by over 1 percent while Ayala Land, SM Investments, BPI, PLDT, Ayala Corp., Security Bank, Megaworld and ICTSI likewise lost ground. Outside of the PSEi basket, there was heavy profit-taking on PXP Energy, which slid by ...

Taiwan approves visa-free travel for Filipinos
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- Visa-free privileges for Filipinos were approved by Taiwanese Premiere Lai Ching-te, the Taiwan state-run news agency reported Thursday. The new policy covers a stay in Taiwan of up to 14 days. Its trial ...

Duterte reiterates call for return of Balangiga bells; says he'd rather be 'friendly' with Americans
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- On the 116th commemoration of the "Balangiga Massacre," President Rodrigo Duterte called anew for the return of the historic bells from the United States, and at the same time, said he would rather be ...

BSP seen to keep rates unchanged this year
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) would likely keep interest rates steady for the rest of the year but the inflationary impact of the tax reform program--expected to become a law soon--was something to watch out for, an economist from JP Morgan Chase ...

Ortigas enters hospitality business
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Property developer Ortigas & Co. has entered the hospitality business with the launch of The Cirque, a 55-unit serviced residences business carved out of its master-planned mixed-use community Circulo Verde in Quezon City. Ortigas has teamed up with ...

Why hacks like Equifax will keep happening
CNN Money - 2017-09-29
If it feels like 2017 is a banner year for cyberattacks, that's because it is. And the hits will keep coming. "We're living in the beginning of an era of mass targeted attacks," said Nate Fick, CEO of security firm Endgame. "Things are bad and they're ...

NCRPO replaces Caloocan police force
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Close to 1,000 metro police personnel replaced the police force of Caloocan City on Friday, following the order of Director Oscar Albayalde, National Capitol Region Police Office chief. A total of 991 personnel from the Philippine ...

Immigration officer returns $1,900 left by passenger
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines - An Iimmigration employee has returned 1900 USD that was left at his counter at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The Bureau of Immigration commended Immigration Officer I Reimond Abegail Lagman for reporting the money he found ...

Australian government announces two space R&D programs
ZDNet - 2017-09-29
The Australian government has announced that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the University of New South Wales Canberra (UNSW Canberra) have signed a collaborative project agreement to launch a three-year space R&D program. The AU$9.7 million ...

LPAs in northern, southern PH to bring rains
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Most parts of the country will experience rains due to two low pressure areas (LPAs), the state weather bureau said Friday. Visayas, Davao region, Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos) and the Autonomous ...

Apple reports record number of U.S. national security requests
CNN Money - 2017-09-29
Apple is seeing a record amount of national security requests from the government and law enforcement. The tech giant said it received between 13,250 and 13,499 U.S. national security orders during the first half of the year, according to its transparency ...

New PNP tack on drug war: Rehabilitation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Most Filipinos doubt the PNP story, according to the findings of a survey taken by the independent pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) in June. The poll found that 54 percent of Filipinos believed those drug suspects did not put up resistance ...

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