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Blog or Instagram?
Inquirer - 2017-09-22
Social media marketing is a part of digital marketing, where more marketing budgets are being shifted from traditional tri-media (TV/radio/print). In fact, some major advertisers have started reassessing their return of investment (ROI) on using movies or ...

Bringing bad news to the boss
Inquirer - 2017-09-22
Unfortunate things happen even to the most competent or persevering. Despite efforts at mentoring his team, Ron (not his real name), the sales head of a retail family business, lost his most productive salesperson Tomas to a rival enterprise. Give an ...

BPO investments falling
Inquirer - 2017-09-22
Collecting the pledges registered through seven investment promotion agencies (IPAs), data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that investment commitments in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector totaled P4.9 billion in the April ...

8990 plans P5B perpetual offering
Inquirer - 2017-09-22
Leading mass housing developer 8990 Holdings plans to raise P5 billion from an offering of perpetual preferred shares. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, 8990 Holdings said its board of directors had approved the offering and ...

4 dead in diarrhea outbreak in Palawan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-22
The Department of Health (DOH) in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) region has yet to complete water sampling to determine the cause of the outbreak. The DOH, however, urged the local government to implement measures to address the health ...

Cayetano to address UN leaders on Sept. 23
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will call for international unity against terrorism and nuclear weapons before the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Saturday. Cayetano will represent ...

Air Force, Navy hold drills in Mindanao
Philstar - 2017-09-22
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Amid the fighting between government troops and Maute militants in Marawi, the Navy and Air Force have launched joint exercises to enhance counter terrorism and territorial defense operations. Rear Admiral Rene Medina ...

As the new Apple TV launches, Amazon's video app is still 'coming soon'
Business Insider - 2017-09-22
Apple's newest Apple TV hardware hit stores on Friday, but one of its key announced pieces of software is nowhere to be found. Earlier this summer, Apple announced that the Prime Video app was coming to Apple TV. Prime Video enables subscribers to Amazon ...

Duterte: DICT Chief Salalima offered to resign
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- The President said his Information and Communications Technology chief offered to resign Wednesday. In a speech in his fifth visit to Marawi City, President Rodrigo Duterte said he received the resignation ...

Police: Witnesses point to possible site of UST student's final hazing rites
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- The Manila Police District (MPD) is monitoring a site where University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman Horacio Castillo III may have had his final hazing rites. [Translation: We got statements from our two ...

Afternoon rain drenches rallyists on day of protest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-21
The song Tatsulok was later revived by Bamboo. French Maaño, an 18-year-old third year biology student at the University of the Philippines-Manila, chose to stay at the program because such event happens rarely. "Minsan lang po maipaglalaban yung mga ...

BSP keeps key policy rates steady
Inquirer - 2017-09-21
Amid expectations of manageable inflation in the near term, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday kept key policy rates steady even as it slightly raised the inflation forecast for 2019 due to the weaker peso and uptick in oil prices.

Drug suspect, 3 others killed
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Four persons, including a drug surrenderee, were killed in separate incidents in northern Luzon on Wednesday. Christopher Co, 42, was sitting in front of the barangay hall with fellow drug surrenderees in Caloocan Sur, Binmaley ...

Ex-Nueva Ecija vice mayor gets life for rape
Philstar - 2017-09-21
SAN JOSE CITY, Nueva Ecija, Philippines -- A former vice mayor of Pantabangan town has been sentenced to life imprisonment for two counts of rape. Romeo Borja Jr. was also ordered to pay P100,000 in moral damages to the victim - whom he had ...

Leptospirosis deaths up
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 119 people have died of leptospirosis since January, the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday. The DOH Epidemiology Bureau said the number of deaths is higher compared to the 98 recorded during the same period last ...

Pampanga plant closed over fish kill
Philstar - 2017-09-21
APALIT, Pampanga, Philippines -- An alcohol fermentation plant has been ordered closed after a reported fish kill along the Pampanga river. Far East Alcohol Corp. (Feaco) was traced as the source of the molasses that spilled into the river and killed fish ...

Disc jockey slain by robbers
Philstar - 2017-09-21
CEBU CITY, Philippines -- A disc jockey was allegedly killed by robbers who entered her house in Sitio Nivel Hills, Barangay Lahug in this city at dawn yesterday. The body of Marie Alexie Bolongaita, 29, which bore two gunshot wounds in the chest, was ...

Bautista feels vindicated, wife's camp not giving up on impeachment
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- The dismissal of the impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista is just the beginning. For the embattled Comelec chief, it is the start of a process of vindication.

BI: Suspect in hazing victim's death out of the country
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday said one of the principal suspects in the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III has left the country. BI Spokesperson Tonette Mangrobang said Ralph Trangia, a ...

Aguirre: Intel reports, even if wrong, are not fake news
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Even after it was proven false, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre is sticking to his claim that a photo tagging opposition senators in the Marawi crisis is not fake news. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The ...

SEC reveals a 2016 hack breached its filing system and possibly led to insider trading
Business Insider - 2017-09-21
Jay Clayton, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid NEW YORK -- The Securities and Exchange Commission says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016.

General Atomics wins $27 million contract for Gray Eagle drone support
United Press International - 2017-09-21
Sept. 21 (UPI) --General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has received a $27 million modification to an existing contract for service support to the Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system program. The work will be conducted in Poway, Calif., and will run through ...

Manila Police stands by CCTV footage of Solano, Castillo
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- The Manila Police District (MPD) stood by its claim that the video they made public on Wednesday showed hazing victim Horacio Castillo III with suspect John Paul Solano. Read: Police name 3 principal ...

Justice Secretary: Schools should recognize fraternities
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Schools should recognize fraternities in order to avoid violent initiations, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Thursday. "If they are recognized, then the school could issue rules and regulations on ...

Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices
Medscape News - 2017-09-21
CHICAGO, IL -- A nationwide class-action lawsuit has been filed against St Jude Medical and parent company Abbott Laboratories, alleging that despite knowing about a battery-depletion defect in some of its cardiac defibrillators as early as 2011, St Jude ...

Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States that Expanded Medicaid
NPR News - 2017-09-21
Senate Republicans' latest plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system ends with a massive shift of federal money from states that expanded Medicaid -- and are largely dominated by Democrats -- to those that refused to expand. Several analyses of the ...

Scientists spot sleeping jellyfish
United Press International - 2017-09-21
Sept. 21 (UPI) --Scientists have observed, for the first time, a jellyfish in a sleep-like state. It's the first time an animal without a brain or central nervous system has been observed sleeping. The findings -- detailed this week in the journal Current ...

Google, HTC Acquisition: Stock Prices, New Phones And Impact Of Deal
International Business Times - 2017-09-21
HTC has been in dire straits for a while, but the smartphone manufacturer finally got a long-awaited lifeline Wednesday when Google confirmed it would buy part of the company for $1.1 billion. As part of the deal, Google will take on around 2,000 of HTC ...

Tesla might have a new partner to develop self-driving car 'brains'
Mashable - 2017-09-21
Tesla might soon have a new AI chip built specifically for its cars to bring the Autopilot system to full-on self-driving status, and it's probably getting help. The automaker teamed up with chipmaker AMD to design the chip, according to a CNBC report ...

Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington
New York Times - 2017-09-21
WASHINGTON -- Last month, Facebook and Google came out forcefully against a bill that would hold companies accountable for hosting sex trafficking on their websites. They said that while they worked hard to combat sex trafficking, changing the law ...

Stock rally breaks intraday record
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The main stock barometer pierced the 8,300 mark yesterday to set a new intraday record as investors shrugged off nationwide protests against the Duterte administration to focus more on economic fundamentals such as interest rate ...

Human rights
Philstar - 2017-09-21
FILIPINO WORLDVIEW By Roberto R. Romulo (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 22, 2017 - 12:00am Aung San Suu Kyii has finally broken her silence to the human tragedy in her country that has been unfolding over decades but now seems to be reaching a ...

Japan remains top ODA source
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Japanese government remained the top provider of official development assistance (ODA) loans to the Philippines in the first half of the year, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday. Loans ...

SMC appeals to government to honor Ilijan contract
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is appealing to government to honor its contract for the 1,200-megawatt (MW) Ilijan combined-cycle power plant after having been demanded to settle unpaid obligations when it had already paid P238 billion to ...

Philippines unlikely to hit top end of growth target - Pernia
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is unlikely to hit the upper limit of economic growth target for 2017, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. In an interview, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the economy ...

World Bank cites threats to mfg competitiveness
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Advancements in technology and changing global trade patterns are threatening the competitiveness of developing countries as investment destinations for manufacturing, the World Bank said. In a new report titled "Trouble in the ...

Enrile: All crimes bailable unless punishable by reclusion perpetua
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile said Thursday he believes all crimes in the country are bailable unless punishable by reclusion perpetua. "My position as a lawyer and as a citizen is that all crimes in this ...

Health plans spend $6B annually on premature births
United Press International - 2017-09-21
Sept. 21 (UPI) --A recent study by the University of Utah estimates that employer-sponsored health insurance spent at least $6 billion extra on premature infants in 2013. Roughly 1 in 10 infants are born prematurely in the United States, which affects ...

Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death
Medscape News - 2017-09-21
Use of antidepressants is associated with an increased risk for death in the general population, but not in patients with existing cardiovascular disease, results of a meta-analysis suggest. The results support the hypothesis that antidepressants are ...

If Bill Gates could go back in time, he'd fix 'Control+Alt+Delete'
Mashable - 2017-09-21
Bill Gates has one regret: The two-handed maneuver "Control+Alt+Delete" shortcut that was once required to reboot any Windows computer. He publicly conceded this Wednesday while on stage at Bloomberg's Global Business Forum, in New York City, CNNMoney ...

Ex-senator Kit Tatad: Duterte should not threaten declaration of nationwide martial law
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Former Senator Francisco "Kit" Tatad on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte should refrain from making threats over declaring nationwide martial law. "That's regrettable, because no president should be ...

House panel realigns P40 billion to fund free education by 2018
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- The House Committee on Appropriations has realigned billions from various agencies to fund the law providing free education in tertiary schools. "We found P40 billion to fund the free higher education for ...

Why Ford is test-driving Microsoft's HoloLens globally for faster car design
ZDNet - 2017-09-21
Ford says Microsoft's HoloLens has already helped its designers and engineers cut testing times significantly. Auto maker Ford will begin testing Microsoft's HoloLens across the globe to accelerate its car design processes. Ford has been piloting HoloLens ...

Design Center of the Philippines introduces International Design Conference speakers
adobomagazine.com - 2017-09-21
Concurrently, she is a professor, teaching real estate brokerage and appraisal at De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde and University of the Philippines-Open University. Abi is a seeker with a profound burden for the current state and health of ...

Security experts: Iran-backed hackers targeting U.S. and Saudi Arabia
CNN Money - 2017-09-21
Security experts are pointing the finger at Iran for cyber attacks against the U.S., Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Cybersecurity firm FireEye has identified a new group of hackers, known as APT33, that it says has been working on behalf of the Iranian ...

LIST: Affected areas, alternate routes as protests continue
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines --A number of areas in Manila will be affected by mass demonstrations as the country observes the 45th anniversary of the commonly acknowledged date of the declaration of martial law. In light of this, the Manila Police District and ...

Solon: House to restore CHR budget after Chair promises probe into non-state crimes
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- A solon said the budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will be restored after its Chair promised to look into crimes other than those committed by the state. "He also committed na itong ...

Peso returns to 51:$1 level
Inquirer - 2017-09-21
After two days of trading at the 50:$1 level, the peso weakened on Thursday to close at 51.08:$1. The peso closed at 50.985:$1 last Wednesday and 50.915:$1 last Tuesday. At the Philippine Dealing System, the peso reached an intraday low 51.2:$1 and a ...

CCleaner malware operators targeted tech firms including Cisco, Microsoft, Samsung
ZDNet - 2017-09-21
The threat actors behind the use of malware embedded in CCleaner have targeted large tech firms for their intellectual property. According to the security team at Cisco Systems, Cisco was only one of many companies that hackers attempted to compromise.

LOOK: Protesters hold anti-Duterte rally on martial law anniversary
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Rallyists trooped to Mendiola Thursday morning to protest President Rodrigo Duterte's policies. Bearing placards and chants, members of cause-oriented groups called for an end to alleged extrajudicial ...

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