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Ayala Land Premier: the leader in luxury property segment
Inquirer - 2017-09-16
Ayala Land Premier continues to lead the Philippine property market to new heights. Their most ambitious project yet, the two-tower development Park Central Towers has already sold over 80% of its first tower, the South Tower, since it was formally ...

Unified toll collection accord signed
Philstar - 2017-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The groups of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., San Miguel Corp. and Ayala Corp. entered into an agreement with the government yesterday to unify the toll collection systems. The agreement was signed by the toll operators with ...

Korean am upstages ace pros, leads with 67
Philstar - 2017-09-16
SILANG, Cavite, Philippines -- Korean amateur Tom Kim proved steadier than the elite pros who wavered at the finish coming off another hour-long weather delay, birdying two of the last four holes for a 67 and a two-stroke lead over Clyde Mondilla in the ...

Number of kids, teens going to ER with opioid addiction increasing, study says
United Press International - 2017-09-16
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- A growing number of children and teens are turning up in U.S. emergency departments dependent on opioids -- including prescription painkillers and heroin, a new study finds. Researchers found that in 2013, nearly 50,000 ER ...

MMDA, mall operators meet to avoid traffic woes in the holidays
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- Halfway through the first "ber" month, authorities try to ease the traffic when the holiday season comes. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) met with mall operators on Friday to discuss ...

House may increase CHR budget, Malacañang hopes for restoration
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- The House of Representatives may push for the increase of the slashed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), on one condition. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the lawmakers want the CHR to ...

Metro Manila workers to get P21 daily wage hike
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- Minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will receive an additional P21 a day after the regional wage board approved the increase Thursday. This brings the minimum wage for non-agriculture workers in Metro ...

Sandiganbayan allows Jinggoy Estrada to post bail
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- The Sandiganbayan on Friday allowed former Senator Jinggoy Estrada's to post bail despite facing plunder, a non-bailable offense. ?Atty. Alexis Abastillas, Estrada's spokesperson, said they have yet to ...

Prime investment for a strong force
Inquirer - 2017-09-15
Elsewhere in the world, multinational brands are fighting to capture a hefty share of the millennial market, touted to be one of the largest generations in history. Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research had even noted that millennials are about to reach ...

Epileptic man 3rd to die in packed Novaliches jail since July
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-15
An epileptic detained at the Novaliches station of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) died on Thursday afternoon apparently due to the jail congestion that had aggravated his health condition. Officials said Darwin Barbadillo, a 40-year-old drug ...

Study shows Arctic sea ice continues to melt considerably
United Press International - 2017-09-15
Sept. 15 (UPI) --Arctic sea ice shrank to roughly 4.7 million square kilometers in September, making the sea ice extent in 2017 far below numbers from 1979 to 2006. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, the University of Bremen and Universitat ...

Rural Hospitals Struggle To Stock Expensive Drugs That Could Save Lives
NPR News - 2017-09-15
Hospital pharmacist Mandy Langston remembers when Lulabelle Berry arrived at the emergency center of Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View, Ark., last year. Berry couldn't talk. Her face was drooping on one side. Her eyes couldn't focus. "She was ...

Google.com was created 20 years ago -- here's what it looked like when it first launched
Business Insider - 2017-09-15
Google.com was registered 20 years ago, on September 15, 1997, according to Icann, the organization that regulates domain names. Google acknowledged the domain name milestone in a tweet on Friday: Happy domain-iversary! Celebrating 20 years since we ...

Small Consumer Drones Unlikely to Cause Head Injury, Study Says
Bloomberg - 2017-09-15
The small, popular drones flooding the commercial market are unlikely to cause severe head injuries if they fall out of the sky and strike people, a new study has concluded. The results are similar to findings earlier this year by researchers associated ...

Hacker Group OurMine Targets Vevo's Data (And Removes It By Request)
NPR News - 2017-09-15
Vevo, the music video platform co-owned by the three major labels along with Google's parent company and the Dubai-based Abu Dhabi Media, was the victim of a hack by the prolific group OurMine in the early hours of Friday. The hack was revealed by OurMine ...

Verizon Purging Customers: Thousands Of Rural Users Disconnected For Data Usage
International Business Times - 2017-09-15
Verizon, the largest mobile carrier in the United States, disconnected more than 8,500 customers in rural areas from its network after determining those customers were no longer profitable for the carrier to continue supporting, Ars Technica reported.

Skin patch to shrink 'love handles' works on mice
United Press International - 2017-09-15
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- Imagine using a medicated skin patch to burn off areas of unwanted fat, including those "love handles." Scientists are doing just that -- in mice. A skin patch designed to convert unhealthy white fat into energy-burning brown fat ...

Post-ER suicide prevention strategies are cost-effective
United Press International - 2017-09-15
Sept. 15 (UPI) --A National Institutes of Health study found that life-saving post-emergency room suicide prevention programs are cost-effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the ...

Cassini, NASA's 13-year Saturn mission, has ended
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
(CNN) -- Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a "death dive" into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA. The spacecraft deliberately sank into Saturn's upper atmosphere at a high ...

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi team up on self-driving and electric cars
CNN Money - 2017-09-15
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have unveiled plans to work together on electric and self-driving cars. The automakers plan to release their first fully autonomous car, requiring no human driver at all, in about five years. Ultimately, the alliance intends ...

Apple: Just squeeze the iPhone X if you're forced into a Face ID unlock
ZDNet - 2017-09-15
Gripping the buttons on both sides of the new iPhone X will temporarily disable Face ID. Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren ...

Construction on Philippine Rise, Pag-asa Island will push through - Lorenzana
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- There is no stopping the government from enforcing its presence on the Philippine Rise and Pag-asa Island, the country's defense chief said. The government eyes to start construction on the Philippine Rise ...

Sandiganbayan presiding justice won't inhibit in Enrile's pork scam cases
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang will continue to handle pork scam cases against former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. The Sandiganbayan Third Division denied motions filed by Enrile and his ...

How Two Nurses Decided To Help Babies Touched By Opioid Crisis
NPR News - 2017-09-15
Kyle Cook and Carla Saunders are neonatal nurses at a children's hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., where they've spent decades caring for infants. In the summer of 2010, their jobs began to change. "We had six babies in the nursery who were in withdrawal ...

NUPL: Random inspections 'illegal, unconstitutional'
Philstar - 2017-09-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A group of lawyers on Friday slammed the random bag inspections in bars and night clubs by the Quezon City Police District. The National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) refuted the claim of Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar ...

Relentless PSEi surges to historic high of 8,144.91
Inquirer - 2017-09-15
BDO Unibank, Metrobank and PLDT also firmed up. Outside of PSEi stocks, one notable gainer was Filinvest Land, which climbed by 4.23 percent. Metro Pacific, Ayala Corp., Puregold and BPI ended slightly lower. One notable decliner outside PSEi stocks was ...

Stocks soar to new all-time high
Philstar - 2017-09-15
Heavyweights SM Prime Holdings and SM Investments Corp drove the index ... managing director at Regina Capital Development Corp. The lower house passed the tax reform bill in May aimed at generating revenue to fund a multi-billion dollar infrastructure ...

Duterte mulls class, gov't work suspension in Metro Manila on September 21
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Classes and work in government offices in Metro Manila may be called off on September 21 to avoid trouble from demonstrations against the anniversary of martial law, the Defense Chief said on Friday.

2 PAL express flights canceled due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-15
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced on Friday the cancelation of two Philippine Airlines (PAL) Express flights because of bad weather. In its Facebook page, the MIAA said PAL Express flights 2P 2084 or Manila to Basco, Batanes, and ...

Insurance Commission issues cease and desist order vs. BFPMBAI
Inquirer - 2017-09-15
Also, an MBA "provides for payment of accident or life insurance business, by the issuance of certificates of insurance, out of such regular dues or assessments." At present, 35 MBAs are operating under licenses issued by the IC. Funa also warned the ...

In the Philippines, Human Rights Have a Precise Value: $20
Yahoo News - 2017-09-15
Philippine lawmakers have voted to reduce the annual budget ... according to Reuters, contradicting a public health-based approach to drug addiction advocated by Vice President Leni Robredo. Duterte, who has said he would "be happy to slaughter ...

Reynaldo de Guzman's parents now under witness protection program
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- The parents of Reynaldo "Kulot" de Guzman have been admitted into the justice department's Witness Protection Program (WPP). Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Eduardo Gabriel and Lina de Guzman went ...

Being rejected by robots makes people sad
Mashable - 2017-09-14
Rejection hurts, even if it's rejection from a robot. Researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand recently published a study that shows being rejected by a robot can make people feel down, or, in the case of one study participant, angry ...

Duterte to present 'gameplan' on how BBL will be passed
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may not have been certified as urgent, but President Rodrigo Duterte is assuring the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) he will keep his promise to "husband" the ...

Comelec: Gun ban for barangay, SK elections starts on Sept. 23
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14 ... carry or transport firearms or deadly weapons outside his residence or place of business, and in all public places...even if he is licensed or authorized to carry the same, unless authorized by the ...

Trillanes wants PNP intelligence budget realigned to military
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- Opposition senator and retired navy officer Antonio Trillanes IV said he will seek to realign the intelligence budget of the national police to the military, citing the Marawi crisis as a backdrop.

Marking 114 years of the Philippine Medical Association
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-09-14
He convinced the US Congress to subsidize the health bill needed to address the aforementioned health problems. One condition, however, was imposed. Taft was to form a medical society through which health funds were to be channeled. The governor lost no ...

Asean women seek a bigger voice
Inquirer - 2017-09-14
Last Aug. 31, Asean women had their "moment" during the weeklong Asean Business Conference in Manila, which was part of the yearlong, event-studded Asean chairmanship of the Philippines. About 600 women delegates gathered at the Philippine ...

Morgan Stanley is using Snapchat to recruit the next generation of bankers
Business Insider - 2017-09-14
Morgan Stanley is using Snapchat, the popular messaging app, to welcome back college students at 19 universities across the US. Students at UPenn, Harvard, Villanova, Howard, and 14 other college campuses will be able to snap a picture with a Morgan ...

Mercedes' parent company just beat Tesla to the punch with an electric truck
Business Insider - 2017-09-14
The eCanter is equipped with six batteries that produce a collective 74kW of energy. Business Insider/Danielle Muoio Tesla already has some competition in the nascent electric truck space. Mitsubishi FUSO, a truck unit run by Mercedes' parent company ...

Costanoa Ventures raises $175 million fund
TechCrunch - 2017-09-14
Costanoa Ventures has raised a $175 million fund, the the third fund for the Palo Alto-based venture firm. With a focus on enterprise technology, Costanoa Ventures typically invests at seed stage and Series A. The new fund brings the total capital for the ...

How the iPhone X changes the way you use iOS
Computer World - 2017-09-14
Apple expects to make a splash with the iPhone X unveiled this week. It represents "the future of the smartphone," according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who expects it to set the path for smartphone technology for the next decade. As such, it will also set the ...

$45 Million for Patients Harmed by Disgraced Breast Surgeon
Medscape News - 2017-09-14
Compensation will now be paid out to patients with breast cancer who had been operated on by the disgraced British breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who was convicted in a criminal court in April 2017 of "wounding with intent," as reported at the time by ...

First Oncology Biosimilar Approved in US: Bevacizumab
Medscape News - 2017-09-14
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first biosimilar for use in oncology - the product is Myasi (bevacizumab-awwb), from Amgen. It is equivalent to the reference product, Avastin (Genetech/Roche), which was first approved in the ...

Distributed ledger start-up catches eye of credit unions, closes $3 million seed round
ZDNet - 2017-09-14
Swirlds, which develops a unique distributed ledger technology, announced a $3 million funding round on Thursday designed to jump start new development on its consensus platform. A year ago, the company built a distributed session management application ...

Florida Nursing Home Case: Many Questions, And Few Answers, After 8 Patients Die
NPR News - 2017-09-14
The shocking news that eight people who were residents at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Fla., died at the facility in the wake of Hurricane Irma has sparked many questions about how such a thing could happen. It has also led to ...

PAL takes delivery of new planes
Philstar - 2017-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its second bi-class next generation Bombardier Q400 aircraft. In a statement, PAL said the second Bombardier Q400 brings the total number of aircraft on its fleet to 83.

Yet another trove of sensitive US voter records has leaked
ZDNet - 2017-09-14
A cache of voter records on over a half-million Americans has been found online. The records, totaling 593,328 individual sets of records, appear to contain every registered voter in the state of Alaska, according to security researchers at the Kromtech ...

CA reinstates Bacolod mayor
Philstar - 2017-09-14
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has reversed the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Mayor Evelio Leonardia for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty. Leonardia was indicted for graft last year over the ...

Maynilad rate hike looms
Philstar - 2017-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumers of west zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. are expected to see an increase in their billings after the company earned a favorable ruling from a local court. Maynilad scored a major victory in its ...

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