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Ombudsman clears SBMA execs in hotel takeover
Philstar - 2017-10-10
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the criminal complaints filed against an incumbent and former officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in connection with the takeover of the management of a ...

Antithrombotics Linked to Complications With Hematuria
Medscape News - 2017-10-10
Use of antithrombotic drugs is associated with a high rate of complications due to hematuria, many of which may be preventable with better medical management, authors of a new study assert. The study, published in the October 3 issue of JAMA, showed that ...

Equifax says 693,000 UK residents affected by hack
ZDNet - 2017-10-10
Equifax will inform 693,665 customers in the UK that their data was stolen by hackers in a September cyberattack. Here are 2017's biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches -- so far Dozens of data breaches, millions of people affected. Read More The company ...

Google buys Apple for $9 billion, claims fake headlines picked up by Dow Jones
Mashable - 2017-10-10
For two very surreal minutes, mountains moved, tides changed, and the natural order of everything in the tech world was thrown totally out of whack: The Dow Jones newswire falsely reported that Google had purchased Apple for a measly $9 billion. $GOOG ...

Trump Says He'll Sign Order To Expand Health Insurance Options
NPR News - 2017-10-10
President Trump is poised to sign an executive order that he says will make it easier for people to join together as a group and buy health insurance from any state. The president tweeted about his plans on Tuesday morning. "Since Congress can't get its ...

Manhattan DA Vance Took $10,000 From Head Of Law Firm On Trump Defense Team, Dropped Case
International Business Times - 2017-10-10
The principal of a law firm involved in fending off a criminal investigation into a Trump Organization project gave $10,000 to Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance amid the probe, according to campaign finance records reviewed by International Business ...

IMF, AMRO see slower PHL growth for this year
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-10
The multilateral lender retained the tempered outlook that it gave during its annual health check last August. "The 6.6% growth forecast for 2017 is the same as we released during the recent Article IV consultation. We see continued robust domestic ...

Stocks on a roll, reach new high
Philstar - 2017-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- For the second straight day yesterday, the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi ... Harry Liu, president of Summit Securities Inc., said the market has been on a consolidation mode and that several factors are boosting ...

Grow leadership capacity across all levels of the organization
Inquirer - 2017-10-10
What makes every level of the organization grow and function according to their mission and objectives? Every organization must ensure leadership capacity is assessed and current talent pool is equipped with the right competencies. Organizational ...

Treatment causes cancer to self-destruct without affecting healthy cells
United Press International - 2017-10-10
Oct. 10 (UPI) --Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered a compound that makes cancer cells self-destruct while sparing healthy cells. The study, published Monday in Cancer Cell, showed the use of the new treatment against acute ...

Patients With Prostate Cancer Offered Lure of Robotic Surgery
Medscape News - 2017-10-10
Centers offering specialist cancer surgery are investing in unproven technologies in a bid to attract more patients and avoid the threat of closure, concludes an analysis that highlights recent changes in the provision of radical prostatectomy for prostate ...

Sodium could replace lithium for more cost-efficient battery storage, scientists say
United Press International - 2017-10-10
Oct. 10 (UPI) --Researchers at Stanford University have built a sodium-based battery that can store just as much energy as a lithium-ion battery, but at a significantly reduced cost. Lithium-ion batteries have been the standard bearer for the last 25 years.

Lawyers hope Duterte will be 'enlightened' on 'bogus' impeachment complaint vs. Chief Justice
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- The lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday expressed hope the President will change his mind about filing another impeachment complaint against her. The 27 complaints that support four ...

Ubial rejected as health chief, and this is what the Internet has to say
Rappler - 2017-10-10
MANILA, Philippines - On Tuesday, October 10, the Commission on Appointments rejected the ad interim appointment of Paulyn Ubial to lead the Department of Health (DOH). The Internet was relatively silent, however, unlike during the rejection of other ...

Supreme Court dismisses De Lima's petition to nullify arrest on drug charges
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- Senator Leila De Lima will stay in jail as the Supreme Court (SC) en banc voted 9 to 6 to dismiss her bid to nullify her arrest on drug charges, the high court said on Tuesday. The high court dismissed De Lima ...

DOH, J&J join hands to address health concerns of BPO workers
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-10
The Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with Johnson and Johnson (J&J) to address the health challenges of call-center agents, estimated to have reached a nationwide total of 1.3 million in 2016. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial also noted ...

Duterte tours Australian naval ship
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- President Rodrigo Duterte visited HMAS Adelaide at the Manila Port Tuesday - the biggest ship built for the Royal Australian Navy. The visit is part of the the Australian Navy's tour around the Indo-Pacific ...

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.

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