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Apple announced an iPhone 8 and iPhone X -- here are the most important differences
Business Insider - 2017-09-14
Apple usually releases one new phone model a year. This year they released two -- the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Here's how they differ. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook

Duterte confers Gawad Mabini on on DFA officials
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- Officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) were awarded the Gawad Mabini in Malacañang Wednesday. In his speech, President Rodrigo Duterte thanked the recepients, saying, "Your unwavering ...

Cayetano hits back at UN Commissioner on drug war comment
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hit the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, saying he relied on "uncorroborated information" regarding his report on the spate of killings in ...

LOOK: Duterte witnesses turnover of P65 M donation from China for Marawi soldiers
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the turnover of P65 million financial assistance for wounded soldiers in Marawi City. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua gave the check to the Armed Forces of the Philippines ...

Funeral home told to bury 25 unidentified bodies in 6 days
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-13
The Manila City Health Department on Wednesday inspected a funeral home accredited by the police after receiving reports about decomposing corpses. Bambi Purisima, city public information officer, said the embalmer of Archangel Funeral Homes, Alvin ...

Unemployment rose to 5.6% in July
Inquirer - 2017-09-13
The jobless rate inched up to 5.6 percent in July from 5.4 percent a year ago as more Filipinos joined the labor force, the government reported yesterday. The state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority said it was concerned about the ...

Phinma Energy to develop solar energy in Batangas
Inquirer - 2017-09-13
Phinma Energy Corp. has signed a solar energy service contract with the Department of Energy to support plans of a 45-megawatt solar farm in Batangas. The service contract grants Phinma Energy the exclusive right to explore, develop and use the solar ...

Drug war: No deaths, 41 arrested
Philstar - 2017-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- There was no reported death, but at least 41 drug suspects were arrested as the government continued its campaign against illegal drugs in Luzon, Basilan and Zamboanga in the past two days. Fifteen were collared in stings in San ...

Quakes jolt Eastern Visayas, Ilocos Sur
Philstar - 2017-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Earthquakes hit parts of Eastern Visayas and Ilocos Sur yesterday, but did not cause any damage, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. A magnitude 4.9 quake, with its epicenter traced 36 ...

Free college: When push could turn to shove
Philstar - 2017-09-13
BIZLINKS By Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 14, 2017 - 12:00am One other legacy that our President wants to leave his country when he retires or ends his term is free education at the tertiary or collegiate/university level, and this ...

ABS-CBN starts taking over management of CityMall cinemas
Philstar - 2017-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN Corp. has assumed management of newly-opened cinemas at CityMall in Cavite, in line with a partnership deal with community mall developer CityMall Commercial Centers Inc. (CMCCI). In a statement, ABS-CBN said it has taken ...

Philippines businesses lukewarm to benefits of ASEAN links
Philstar - 2017-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Businesses in the Philippines are still largely unenthusiastic on the benefits of membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to a study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

Cathay Life Insurance hikes stake in RCBC
Philstar - 2017-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Cathay Life Insurance Co. Ltd. of Taiwan spent P416 million to beef up its stake in Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) after the Yuchengco-led bank raised P2.5 billion from a recent fund raising activity. In a disclosure to the ...

Mega Manila Subway to start construction next year - NEDA
Philstar - 2017-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The board of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved the first phase of the Japan-funded Mega Manila Subway Project scheduled to begin construction next year. NEDA said its board agreed with the ...

Apple shows the way with iPhone X
Philstar - 2017-09-13
SPYBITS By Babe G. Romualdez (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 14, 2017 - 12:00am While brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo are offering less expensive alternatives at a range of $300 or even lower, Apple is upping the ante with the iPhone X ...

China, ASEAN to boost investment promotion
Philstar - 2017-09-13
Nanning, China - China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes the Philippines, are expected to enhance further the cooperation on investment and production in several fields as the city hosts the 14th China ...

A night to remember
Philstar - 2017-09-13
NEGOSYO KAPATID: Angat Lahat By Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 14, 2017 - 12:00am It has been a week since we successfully staged the biggest and grandest ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) since its inception in 2007. For the past 12 ...

Stocks end flat, hold above 8,000
Philstar - 2017-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices ended flat yesterday but managed to hold above the 8,000 level after the market took a breather on Tuesday because of the cancellation of trading, analysts said. The PSEi edged up 4.57 points, or 0.05 percent, to settle ...

Standing at work
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-13
Bello III issued Department Order 178-17 Series of 2017 entitled "Safety and Health Measures for Workers Who by the Nature of their Work Have to Stand at Work." DO 178-17 was issued in accordance with the power of the secretary of Labor and Employment ...

Singapore, Nordic countries outrank US in achieving UN health goals
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-13
(CNN) -- Are nations around the globe on track to meet health-related sustainable development goals for the year 2030? A new analysis finds outstanding achievements -- but a great deal of work still needed -- before the goals can be reached This is based ...

Will Apple's new Face ID security feature help cops unlock your iPhone?
FOX News - 2017-09-13
Apple unveiled three new iPhones at its big September event on Tuesday, including the high-end iPhone X, which comes with a new way to unlock the device, known as Face ID. While Apple touted the increased security of its facial recognition technology, it's ...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi skips UN assembly amid criticism over Rohingya crisis
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-13
(CNN) -- Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has canceled a trip this month to the UN General Assembly as the crisis involving minority Rohingya Muslims escalates in her country's Rakhine state. More than 370,000 Rohingya have fled to ...

Congressmen don't understand CHR mandate: Commissioner
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- Lawmakers who voted for a one thousand-peso budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) misunderstand the rights' body's mandate, a commissioner said Wednesday. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source ...

Why House solons gave 3 gov't agencies P1,000 budget
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- How are government agencies supposed to do their jobs if they can only spend less than P3 per day for the entire 2018? The House of Representatives has approved giving only P1,000 to the the Commission on ...

House gives CHR ?1,000 budget for 2018
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- Lawmakers frustrated over the performance of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) gave the agency a P1,000 budget for next year, effectively rendering it useless. One-hundred nineteen lawmakers voted for the ...

Cirtek to offer P2B worth of preferred shares
Inquirer - 2017-09-13
Laguna-based electronics manufacturer Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp., which recently established its foothold in Silicon Valley with the acquisition of antenna solutions provider Quintel, plans to offer preferred shares to investors as part of a P2 ...

YouTube just closed a vital window into North Korea
CNN Money - 2017-09-13
YouTube has caused an outcry by shutting down North Korean propaganda channels that were used by researchers to better understand the secretive nation. Analysts say the axed channels provided vital information that helped them follow the movements of Kim ...

Family buries farmer amid rainstorm, floods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-13
On Tuesday, the southwest monsoon, enhanced by tropical depression Maring, brought on heavy rains in some parts of Negros Occidental, said Isagani Republica, weather forecaster of the Provincial Disaster Management and Program Division. /kga Subscribe to ...

'Maring' to exit PAR tonight
Philstar - 2017-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Maring is forecasted to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning, state weather bureau PAGASA said. The typhoon has maintained its strength and continues to move toward the ...

Duterte on ?1,000 CHR budget: Gascon had it coming
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson has earned the ire of members of the House of Representatives, hence the P1,000 budget. "He had it coming," Duterte told the ...

How secure is iPhone X's new Face ID tech?
CNN Money - 2017-09-13
The new iPhone X can be unlocked with your face. But how secure is the technology? The chances of someone else unlocking your iPhone are one in a million with Face ID, Apple's SVP of marketing, Phil Schiller, said at a Tuesday event. With Touch ID there is ...

Apple Bets on Augmented Reality to Sell Its Most Expensive Phone
Bloomberg - 2017-09-13
Apple Inc. packed its $1,000 iPhone with augmented reality features, betting the nascent technology will persuade consumers to pay premium prices for its products even as cheaper alternatives abound. The event marked the 10th anniversary of the original ...

Maring leaves 4 dead, 17 missing
Philstar - 2017-09-13
Beginning today, most areas in Luzon, including Metro Manila ... Teresita, Masambong, Del Monte, Paltok, Baler, West Riverside, San Martin de Porres, Anonas, University of the Philippines-Diliman campus, Kamuning, Roxas and Mariana, all in Quezon City.

Apple got rid of the home button on the iPhone X -- but you can use your face to unlock it
Business Insider - 2017-09-12
Apple just announced the iPhone X, which has no home button. In its place Apple created a feature called Face ID. Here's what you need to know about the new unlocking feature. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook

Solon: Impeachment complaint vs Chief Justice likely deemed sufficient in form, substance
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- The House of Representatives is taking up the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, and on the eve of deliberations the Committee on Justice chairman said it may hurdle ...

AAFP Delegates Debate Universal Care, Healthcare as a Right
Medscape News - 2017-09-12
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Universal healthcare and healthcare as a human right were among the first big topics delegates took on September 11 as the American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) 2017 Congress of Delegates opened here. Several delegations ...

Apple Unveils IPhone X With New Display as Rivals Grow
Bloomberg - 2017-09-12
Apple Inc. unveiled its most important new iPhone for years to take on growing competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Google and a host of Chinese smartphone makers. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook showed off the iPhone X with an edge-to-edge screen ...

Testosterone Tied to Dad's Mood After Infant Comes Home
Medscape News - 2017-09-12
Dad's testosterone levels may be important for family functioning and happiness after the birth of a baby, suggests a new study published online on August 30 in Hormones and Behavior. The authors say this is the first study to find that paternal ...

Ayala Land expects P4.5b in sales from Arbor Lanes condo project
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-12
Phase 2 follows in 2019. Arbor Lanes is located within the 74-hectare Arca South, the fast-rising mixed-use business and lifestyle district of Ayala Land located at the old Food Terminal. The P80-billion Arca South development is envisioned to be a major ...

Classes, work in government offices suspended, as 'Maring' brings heavy rain and flood across Luzon
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- Tropical Depression "Maring" dumped rain Tuesday, triggering flood warnings, class cancellations, and suspension of work in government offices and the courts, as it slightly intensified while pursuing its ...

Netizens speak up on CHR's P1,000 budget for 2018
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- One thousand pesos. That was the amount the House of Representatives approved for the Commission on Human Rights' proposed budget for next year. Only 32 lawmakers voted against the budget, while 119 approved ...

Justice Secretary slams senator: My right to privacy was violated
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Tuesday his right to privacy was violated when he was photographed during a Senate hearing sending text messages to speed up cases against a senator. In a statement ...

Duterte: Trillanes' waivers useless
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said several waivers signed by Senator Antonio Trillanes to dispute allegations of his offshore accounts are practically useless. "Alam mo naman, si Trillanes, he thinks really ...

'Maring' maintains strength, all signals lifted
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- Tropical storm "Maring" maintained its strength, and is now over the West Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Wednesday morning. All tropical cyclone warning signals, however, have been lifted.

Unemployment rate inches up to 5.6% in July
Inquirer - 2017-09-12
The jobless rate inched up to 5.6 percent in July from 5.4 percent a year ago as more Filipinos joined the labor force, the government reported Tuesday. In a report, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said its latest preliminary estimates showed ...

Ayala sees P4.5B in sales from project
Inquirer - 2017-09-12
Property giant Ayala Land Inc. expects to generate at least P4.5 billion in reservation sales this 2017 from its luxury garden-themed residential condominium cluster Arbor Lanes in Arca South, which has emerged as the best-performing project of upscale ...

Foreign investments down 14% in 1st 6 months
Inquirer - 2017-09-12
The net inflow of job-creating foreign direct investments (FDI) declined 14 percent year-on-year to $3.6 billion in the first half despite a 182.7-percent jump posted in June, the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas data released yesterday showed.

Two cents wart
Inquirer - 2017-09-12
Believe it or not, some lucky groups still enjoy this miraculous lease on prime property in Metro Manila at 2 centavos per square meter a year. Again, the property is in Metro Manila, with its ongoing construction and real estate boom. It is right at the ...

Apple Unveils Three New iPhones, But The Watch Sends Shares Up
NPR News - 2017-09-12
Early leaks of new designs had stirred anticipation for Apple's new smartphone -- and on Tuesday Apple delivered on all the predictions with a $699 iPhone 8 and a $999 special-edition iPhone X (as in "ten"). The 10th-anniversary iPhone is the biggest ...

Buying a new iPhone just got more expensive
ZDNet - 2017-09-12
Apple hope you wouldn't notice that it slapped an extra $50 onto the price tag of the iPhone. Must read : Inside Apple's new A11 Bionic processor The iPhone 8 is different to the iPhone 7 in many ways, and one unexpected way is the bigger price tag.

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