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Smartphone apps can be useful in managing depression, says research
Inquirer Technology - 2017-09-26
Eighteen randomized controlled trials were reviewed as part of the study, which examined a total of 22 different smartphone-delivered mental health interventions and included more than 3,400 male and female participants age 18 to 59, all suffering from one ...

PSEi falls below 8,200
Inquirer - 2017-09-26
The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index shed 74.59 points or ... Megaworld also fell by over 3 percent while Ayala Land and Metrobank both declined by over 2 percent. Security Bank, BPI, PLDT, Metro Pacific and AGI all slipped by over 1 percent.

RRHI to join PSEi, replacing EDC
Inquirer - 2017-09-26
Gokongwei-led retailer Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. is set to debut on the Philippine Stock Exchange index effective Sept. 28, replacing geothermal firm Energy Development Corp. (EDC). In a press statement on Tuesday, the PSE said EDC would be removed ...

Pagasa warns of possible heavy rain, flash floods as LPA lingers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-26
Metro Manila and parts of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies and light to moderate rain on Tuesday due to a low pressure area (LPA), the state weather bureau said in its forecast. At 3 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical ...

1 In 5 Teens Reports A Concussion Diagnosis
NPR News - 2017-09-26
Concussions have gotten a lot of attention in recent years, especially as professional football players' brains have shown signs of degenerative brain disease linked with repeated blows to the head. Now, a new analysis confirms what many doctors fear ...

Police file murder, perjury cases vs. Solano - 2017-09-26
Story updated to include statements of John Paul Solano's lawyer. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- John Paul Solano is facing a number of criminal complaints for his alleged involvement in the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III.

Apple Slowing Down iPhone X Production While Still Gauging iPhone 8 Sales
International Business Times - 2017-09-26
Apple is reportedly slowing down iPhone X production while it is still gauging the sales performance of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The Cupertino giant is said to only be pushing the production of its first OLED handset into full gear once the numbers ...

Duterte admits slow start to anti-drug drive - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) -- The President admitted his administration's campaign against illegal drugs did not begin immediately after taking office. "Two months into my term... First two months, hindi pa kami nag-operate kasi kapa ako ...

DOTr vows higher budget spending for infra projects
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has committed to improve its budget spending for infrastructure projects this year. "I am setting a higher internal target for DOTr so as to pressure ourselves to perform better. If the ...

Zubiri to UST law dean: What have you done about violent Aegis Juris members? - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Law Dean Nilo Divina will be asked about disciplinary action on erring fratmen when the Senate investigates the case, Senator Migz Zubiri said Monday. Speaking to CNN ...

Decline in BPO investments traced to local uncertainties
- 2017-09-25
The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) sees domestic uncertainties in both the short and the long term as factors that may explain the continued drop in IT-BPM investment pledges in the first half of the year, a top official said.

China gamblers fuel growth of Philippine casinos
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese gamblers are fueling the growth of the casino market in the Philippines and there is still much room to grow given the rosy prospects of visa-free access for Chinese visitors and junket-based proxy betting, Morgan Stanley ...

ICTSI bags two Papua port deals - 2017-09-25
Port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. said Monday it signed a 25-year contract to operate two international ports in Papua New Guinea. ICTSI, a company led by businessman Enrique Razon Jr., said in a disclosure to the stock exchange ...

Ex-police official, son killed in ambush
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A retired police official and his son were killed in an ambush by unidentified assailants in front of a cockpit arena in Mariveles, Bataan yesterday afternoon. Senior Superintendent Napoleon Cauyan, former director of the Central ...

No plane crash
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A plane that was reported to have crashed in the waters off Romblon yesterday morning might have been a drone, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said yesterday. This developed as the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP ...

50 cities are in a bidding war for Amazon's newest headquarters -- but there could be a downside for whoever wins
Business Insider - 2017-09-25
From 2005 to 2014, Amazon received over $750 million in government subsidies to build its warehouses and data centers. Noah Berger/Reuters More than 50 cities across North America are vying to become the home of Amazon's new headquarters. On the surface ...

AWOL cop nabbed for carjacking
Philstar - 2017-09-25
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- A police officer who has gone AWOL (absence without official leave) was arrested by his colleagues over pending carjacking charges filed against him in this city on Sunday. Senior Police Officer 2 Ronald Casibang was arrested ...

This Russian-made phone prevents apps from tracking you
Mashable - 2017-09-25
InfoWatch Group, a Russian security company, has introduced a smartphone that prevents apps from collecting data, Bloomberg reported. The Taiga phone is intended to keep apps from tracking any user activity, especially any work-related emails, documents ...

The iPhone X will likely be in 'tight supply' as preorder demand could top 50 million
Business Insider - 2017-09-25
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo warned that iPhone X supply will be tight until the first half of 2018 in an Apple Insight note issued to investors on Monday seen by Business Insider. Apple released new iPhone 8 models over the weekend, but the ...

Former customs chief files ethics complaint vs. senator and co-mutineer Trillanes - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Former Customs Chief Nicanor Faeldon filed on Monday an ethics complaint against Senator Sonny Trillanes over what he called the senator's "malicious" accusations that he's part of a multi-billion bribery ...

3 Abu bomb experts nabbed in Zamboanga
Philstar - 2017-09-25
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Government security forces have thwarted possible bomb attacks with the arrest of three suspected Abu Sayyaf bomb experts in this city, officials said yesterday. One of those arrested, identified as Omar Askali, alias Ayub ...

Voter instructions to be printed in local dialects
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- With the law postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls still not available, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ordered the printing of voter instructions in local dialects. "The move aims to minimize ...

Cop electrocuted
Philstar - 2017-09-25
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A police officer was electro-cuted as he was fixing the power connection at his home in this city on Saturday. Senior Police Officer 2 Edwin Nono, 43, was declared dead on arrival in a nearby hospital, where his relatives ...

Nivolumab Approved for Liver Cancer
Medscape News - 2017-09-25
Nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients who have previously been treated with sorafenib (Nexavar, Bayer). The ...

Early-Onset Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiac Remodeling
Medscape News - 2017-09-25
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Women who develop preeclampsia early, before week 34 of pregnancy, have more pronounced left ventricular concentric remodeling 1 month after delivery than women with late-onset preeclampsia, new research suggests [1]. "It has been ...

KMU pushes P750 minimum wage
Philstar - 2017-09-25
CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines -- The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) is seeking a P750 daily minimum wage in the private sector and a monthly minimum pay for government workers amid rising inflation. "Our demand is even below government estimate that ...

Supreme Court paves way for UCPB privatization
Philstar - 2017-09-25
"We would like to assure our clients that it is business as usual for the bank while we go through each phase of this much-awaited recapitalization program, and that they can look forward to a better and stronger UCPB," it said. In an interview last ...

PT&T plans to reactivate stock listing
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) is planning to reactivate its listing on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) within the current fiscal year as it looks to increase clients, as well as grow earnings and revenue.

ISST, DOT in partnership to promote farm tourism
Philstar - 2017-09-25
Among the featured speakers for the conference to be held at the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel in Iloilo City from Oct. 2 to 4 are Farm Tourism Act of 2016 author Sen. Cynthia Villar, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Undersecretary Eduardo Gongona ...

Toyota leasing arm earns 25% more in fiscal 2017
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Toyota Financial Services Philippines Corp. (TFSPH) earned 25.5 percent more in its fiscal year 2017 ending March as it maintained its position as the top leasing company in the country. TFSPH said yesterday its gross income went up ...

San Miguel eyes AES stake in Masinloc
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The San Miguel Group is also vying for the stake being unloaded by American energy giant AES Corp. in the existing 630-megawatt (MW) Masinloc power plant and its expansion in Zambales, its top executive said. The group has ...

Government sets P150-B borrowings in Q4
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is set to borrow P150 billion through the issuance of Treasury bills and Treasury bonds in the fourth quarter, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). The amount, however, was lower than the P195 billion in ...

Transport strike on Sept. 26 called off - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Commuters and motorists can breathe a sigh of relief as the second day of a transport strike was called off on Monday. Jun Magno, president of Stop and Go Coalition, said in a tweet that the strike on ...

SUSE Linux turns 25: From business distro leader to cloud power
ZDNet - 2017-09-25
After testing the waters for years, Microsoft has launched its first service, Azure Cloud Switch, that's based on Linux. Read More Back in 1992, the idea you could make a business from Linux seemed little more than a pipedream. Three German students ...

Multi-gene test predicts Alzheimer's better than APOE E4 alone
United Press International - 2017-09-25
Sept. 25 (UPI) --Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have developed a new test that may be better at predicting Alzheimer's than APOE E4 alone. The test combines the effects of more than 24 genetic variants that by themselves are ...

Deloitte confirms hack exposed email system
ZDNet - 2017-09-25
Tax and auditing giant Deloitte has confirmed it was targeted by a cyberattack, resulting in the theft of confidential documents and emails. The New York-headquartered company confirmed the breach in an email to sister-site CNET after news of the breach ...

Treasury to auction off P150B in T-bills, T-bonds in Q4
Inquirer - 2017-09-25
The Bureau of the Treasury will borrow P150 billion locally through the auction of T-bills and T-bonds from October to December, a lower volume than the third quarter. Deputy Treasurer Erwin D. Sta. Ana explained to reporters Monday that the volume of ...

Philippines revives plan to join Trans-Pacific trade bloc
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is reviving its plan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) even as the mega-trade deal pushes through without the US, the Department of Trade and Industry said. The country recently conveyed its intention to ...

Microsoft takes its first steps of its plan to migrate Skype for Business users to Teams
ZDNet - 2017-09-25
It's happening: Skype for Business Online is on its way to being replaced by Microsoft Teams. Microsoft accidentally leaked word of its plans to migrate its Skype for Business customers to its Teams chat-based collaboration service a couple weeks ago.

Private plane crashes in Romblon sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-25
Felix Ylagan, a member of the Romblon provincial board, said the five-seater private plane crashed off the shores in the vicinity of Barangay (village) Binongan in San Agustin town around 9 a.m. Ylagan reported inclement weather in the island province ...

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic
The Verge - 2017-09-25
Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second, the equivalent ...

US senators revise health bill in last-ditch effort to win votes
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-25
In Photo: Sen. Susan Collins (Republican-Maine) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on September 18. Collins said she had "a number of serious reservations" about the latest proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Gov't agencies to face criminal liability for business permit delays under Senate-approved measure - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Government workers will be criminally liable for delays to business applications in an expanded anti-red tape bill, author and sponsor Senator Migz Zubiri said on Monday. "There's a criminal liability for ...

Sereno submits reply to impeachment complaint - 2017-09-25
Story updated to include statements from Chief Justice Sereno's lawyers. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno filed on Monday her reply to the impeachment complaint against her at the House of Representatives.

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs. Trillanes - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Former Customs Chief Nicanor Faeldon filed on Monday an ethics complaint against Senator Antonio Trillanes. The 14-page document filed before the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges accused Trillanes ...

‘Great SE Asian migration’ under way
- 2017-09-25
As the political landscape in the West continues to face uncertainty—thanks to events such as Brexit and the Trump administration—a new travel trend among entrepreneurs and business magnates has been observed by a leading international residence and citizenship planning firm: that of “the great Southeast Asian migration.”

7 adults die every hour, 8 children die of cancer daily in PH, says group
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-25
These alarming statistics, says the Cancer Coalition of the Philippines (CCP), show that cancer is a "growing and serious public health concern" in the country and that Congress should give priority to the passage of a law that will increase ...

Uber CEO apologizes to Londoners: 'We got things wrong'
CNN Money - 2017-09-25
Uber's new CEO issued an apology to Londoners on Monday just days after city officials said they would not renew the company's license. "While Uber has revolutionized the way people move in cities around the world, it's equally true that we've got things ...

AXA empowers people to live a better life
Inquirer - 2017-09-25
Life offers amazing opportunities and grand adventures, but it can also take a sudden turn and bring unexpected challenges along the way. Such was the story of Lisa*, 25, when she decided to travel to Nepal to join a humanitarian mission to teach ...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company had the chance to buy Minecraft well before 2014, but passed
Business Insider - 2017-09-25
Minecraft creator Markus Persson speaks at a Game Developers Conference early on in the game's lifespan. Official GDC / Wikimedia Commons Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's new book "Hit Refresh" tells a different version of the company's $2.5 billion purchase ...

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