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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 ...

Stock index retests 8,200
Inquirer - 2017-09-21
Ayala Land, SM Prime, Metro Pacific, Robinsons Land and GT Capital all gained more than 1 percent while BDO, Ayala Corp., Security Bank, ICTSI and URC also contributed gains. Beyond PSEi stocks, investors also gobbled up shares of Bloomberry (+4.72 percent ...

Clouds, isolated rain on National Day of Protest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-21
A new low pressure area was observed 830 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Weather forecaster Chris Perez said it was not likely to intensify in the next 24 hours. /cbb Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer ...

PH signs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano signed on September 20 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- The Philippines is now among 121 ...

Postbank sale to Landbank up for Duterte OK, says DOF
Inquirer - 2017-09-21
Loans for house repair, for educating the beneficiaries here, direct remittance to schools--those ... At present, BDO Unibank Inc. is the biggest player in the remittance business with a 40-percent market share, followed by Metropolitan Bank and Trust ...

AirAsia PH flies to Vietnam
Inquirer - 2017-09-21
The airline said booking options for this route opened Wednesday ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on ...

LIST: Class suspensions for 'National Day of Protest' on September 21
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- Malacañang has announced suspension of classes in public schools, and work in offices under the executive branch and local government units on Thursday. The Palace said September 21, the anniversary of the ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-09-21
MLG VMA Global College will again hold a bloodletting ... during the recent awarding ceremony at the Capitol in Bacolod City, the press release added.* The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists Inc., Negros Occidental Chapter officers and members ...

Bitcoin enthusiasts have figured out a way to get around a China trading ban
Business Insider - 2017-09-21
NEW YORK -- Chinese regulators are moving forward to shut down bitcoin trading in the country, but one executive says traders have a way to work around a ban. On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal's Steven Russolillo and Chuin-Wei Yap reported that ...

Google is paying $1 billion for HTC's smartphone brains
CNN Money - 2017-09-21
Google is doubling down on hardware. The U.S. search giant said Thursday it will pay $1.1 billion to get its hands on smartphone expertise from struggling Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. Under the deal, Google (GOOGL, Tech30) will bring on board about 2,000 ...

Duterte critics, supporters rally on martial law anniversary
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Protests for and against the government marked the 45th anniversary of former President Ferdinand Marcos' proclamation of martial law. People took to the streets in Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, and General ...

Duterte reveals matrix of source of funds used in Marawi siege
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-20
Marawi City (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- In his fifth visit to the war zone, President Rodrigo Duterte showed a matrix exposing the source of money used for the Marawi seige. Duterte named the deceased Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog as one of ...

Aquino, Robredo attend 'Mass for Justice'
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- No yellow, blue, or red, but a sea of white filled the UP chapel in Diliman for the "Mass for Justice." Former President Benigno Aquino III attended the mass with Vice President Leni Robredo and former ...

A Neglected Family Of Killer Viruses
NPR News - 2017-09-20
We think of HIV, TB and malaria as some of the deadliest infectious diseases on earth. And the death tolls bear that out. But there's a family of viruses that is in the same league: hepatitis viruses. There are five of them. Their alphabet soup of names ...

Waymo's dream of building a robot car without a steering wheel and pedals isn't dead, CEO says
Business Insider - 2017-09-20
Waymo's Firefly car, pictured here, lacked a steering wheel and pedals. waymo.com Waymo's dream of putting a car without a steering wheel on the market is far from dead. Waymo is an independent company that spun out from Google's internal self-driving-car ...

Japan wants to roll back regulations for financial technology startups -- here's why it could be bad for the US
Business Insider - 2017-09-20
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Tom Farley, the president of the New York Stock Exchange. Frank Chaparro NEW YORK -- Japan's push to attract innovative financial technology startups to the country could spell trouble for the US. On Wednesday ...

Study: Ambulance ride may lower survival chance for some injuries
United Press International - 2017-09-20
Sept. 20 (UPI) --Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that for some types of injury, an ambulance may not be the best option for hospital transportation. The study, published today in JAMA Surgery, found that victims of gunshots and stabbings are ...

Nest launches a home security system and connected doorbell
Mashable - 2017-09-20
Nest just expanded its product lineup in a big way. The company's offerings now include a home security system, a connected doorbell, and an outdoor security camera. Nest introduced the new products at a press event in San Francisco Wednesday. SEE ALSO ...

New armed group in Marawi?
Philstar - 2017-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang has ordered the military to verify the reported emergence of a new armed group in Marawi. The so-called Meranaw Victims Movement is reportedly calling on Maute militants to free their remaining hostages and leave Marawi.

How Are Residents Handling Longer Shifts?
Medscape News - 2017-09-20
Residency programs increased shift hours for first-year trainees in July, allowing them to work as long as 28 consecutive hours. As a result, first-year residents can now work shifts as long as those for more senior residents, with their maximum work ...

US Air Force plots IT overhaul, aims for cloud
ZDNet - 2017-09-20
The French military trained eagles to take down terrorist drones iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Based on their specs, which flagship makes the better business phone? Read More The US Air Force, in the midst of a series of cloud migrations designed to ...

Nintendo's hidden NES 'Golf' game on Switch is likely a tribute to Iwata
Mashable - 2017-09-20
Looks like that copy of the NES game Golf discovered on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week could be a tribute to Satoru Iwata, the late president of Nintendo. SEE ALSO: Nintendo hid a copy of the NES game 'Golf' on every Switch First off, Golf can only ...

BOP deficit narrowed to $7 million in August
Inquirer - 2017-09-20
The latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data released Tuesday night showed that the BOP deficit last month, which meant that more dollars left the country than entered the economy, was lower than the $678 million in July, albeit a reversal of the $682 ...

Tax reform version in Senate up for approval
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-20
"This will provide relief to many small business owners." Mr. Angara further noted that the bill "retained important exemptions related to food production, health care, and socialized housing," as well as exemptions for the BPO industry ...

Isabela town engineer, 5 others shot dead
Philstar - 2017-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Motorcycle-riding men gunned down a municipal engineer and five other persons in separate incidents in Isabela, Pampanga, Rizal and Albay on Tuesday. Another person was shot dead in Cagayan yesterday. Johnny Lazaro, 60 ...

5 dead in Batangas road mishap
Philstar - 2017-09-20
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna , Philippines -- Five passengers of a van died when their vehicle was dragged by a trailer truck in Nasugbu, Batangas on Tuesday afternoon. The fatalities were identified as Oscar de la Cruz, the driver of the Hyundai Starex ...

Woman, 77, killed by robbers
Philstar - 2017-09-20
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- A woman was reportedly killed by robbers who entered her house in an exclusive subdivision in this city on Tuesday. Lourdes Teodoro, 77, was found dead with a head injury by her daughter Emily Grace Estares at Richview ...

Government debt payments more than double in July
Philstar - 2017-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government spent P99.66 billion in July to settle its debt, a sharp 136 percent increase from P42.08 billion in the same period last year, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported yesterday. This brought the national ...

Meralco registers surprise spike in demand in Q3
Philstar - 2017-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Luzon grid may need more capacity from new generation plants as power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has recorded a surprise spike in demand in its franchise area as the year entered its third quarter. The power ...

BFAR collects P12.8-M fines for IUU fishing
Philstar - 2017-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources managed to collect only P12.8 million despite raising the penalties for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Since the amendment of the Fisheries Code in 2015, BFAR has ...

Japan firms still keen on expanding
Philstar - 2017-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Japanese companies in the Philippines are keen on expanding their operations but warn attracting new ones could pose some challenges. In an interview, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines president Hiroshi ...

Athletes Who Played Tackle Football Before Age 12 Develop More Brain Problems, Study Finds
New York Times - 2017-09-20
Athletes who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 had more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those who started playing after they turned 12, a new study released on Tuesday showed. The findings, from a long-term study ...

Too noisy, low-level and unethical: Why some cybercriminals hate ransomware
ZDNet - 2017-09-20
Not every cyber criminal is pleased about the success of ransomware With the prevalence of successful ransomware attacks, you might think that all cyber criminals view the rise of file-encrypting malware as a positive development. For many, making cash ...

Presence Of Atmosphere Around Exoplanets Linked To Their Size, Study Finds
International Business Times - 2017-09-20
A team of UCL-led European researchers have made an important breakthrough in the field of exoplanet classification. Analysis of a group of 30 exoplanets from distant star systems has revealed that size is the determinant factor in whether they have an ...

Where the huge SoftBank-Saudi tech fund is investing
CNN Money - 2017-09-20
It's one of the biggest tech funds in the world. And it's investing... fast. The Softbank Vision Fund was unveiled less than a year ago, backed by Saudi Arabia and Japan's SoftBank (SFTBF). By May it had raised $93 billion, out of a planned $100 billion ...

HTC suspends trading, Google acquisition rumors blaze to life
ZDNet - 2017-09-20
HTC has suspended trading on the stock exchange amidst rumors of a takeover by Google. iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Based on their specs, which flagship makes the better business phone? Read More A statement issued by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE ...

Jack Ma: We need to stop training our kids for manufacturing jobs
CNN Money - 2017-09-20
Jack Ma knows artificial intelligence will change the world. The Alibaba founder and chairman doesn't think we should be scared. But he does think we should be prepared for major disruptions to the job market. "In the last 200 years, manufacturing [has ...

Aging red star pictured blowing smoky bubble
United Press International - 2017-09-20
Sept. 20 (UPI) --With the help of the ALMA observatory, astronomers have captured images of a smoky bubble of debris expelled by the unusual red star, U Antliae. U Antliae is a carbon star, a type of luminous red giant noted for its sooty-looking, carbon ...

Duterte tells police to 'be more disciplined'
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his suppport for the police in a speech Wednesday, but said they must step up on professionalism. "Yung disiplina ninyo, taasan ninyo nang kaunti," Duterte said in a ...

Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It
NPR News - 2017-09-20
The Trump administration says many of the organizations that help people enroll in health plans on the federal insurance marketplaces don't provide enough bang for the buck, sometimes costing thousands of dollars to sign up each customer. So it is cutting ...

Manulife launches PH asset management arm
- 2017-09-20
Global financial services provider Manulife Group has rolled out an asset management unit in the Philippines, riding on its international experience in wealth management to expand its 110-year-old

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