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Nintendo Switch linked with Leaderboards, Achievements system
Inquirer Technology - 2017-09-12
Compared to the Wii U, the Switch is in much better health than its predecessor, meriting the development of a platform-wide achievements system. The steady supply of well-received titles such as "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild", "Splatoon 2 ...

Easing of rules on merging rural banks under incentive program eyed
Inquirer - 2017-09-12
Banking regulators are looking at easing the requirements for rural bank mergers, such that two lenders may consolidate under the incentive program of the government. Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. president Roberto B. Tan told the Inquirer last week ...

Heavy rains leave most metro roads flooded
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-12
Classes and work were suspended in several cities due to the inclement weather. Flooded areas in Zapote Road, Las Piñas Flooded areas in Zapote Road, Las Piñas due to #MaringPH pic.twitter.com/OJXUBnb3Nq

Lannie, Maring out of PAR as early as Wednesday afternoon, says Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-12
Typhoon Lannie (international name: Talim) and Tropical Storm Maring (international name: Doksuri) are expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR)on Wednesday late afternoon or early evening, the state weather bureau said. Weather ...

Ex-DA execs charged over fertilizer scam
Philstar - 2017-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Four former officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Davao have been charged with graft for their alleged involvement in the fertilizer scam. In a complaint filed on Aug. 25, former DA regional director Roger Chio ...

Trillanes: I'll 'walk into jail' if wrong about Duterte bank accounts
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is willing to go to jail if President Rodrigo Duterte is proven to be clean. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source, Trillanes reiterated his challenge on Monday for Duterte to ...

Arnaiz's parents, public attorney insist: Carl is not a criminal
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) - The 19-year-old killed in an alleged shootout with police is not the same one tagged by the cab driver as the holdupper, the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) said. In yet another twist into the investigation of ...

Trillanes: Gordon wants to prove loyalty to Duterte
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- Senator Richard Gordon is cozying up to the President through his position in the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Tuesday. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source, Trillanes ...

DOF: PH fast-tracks big-ticket infra projects to be funded by China
Inquirer - 2017-09-12
The Philippine government has streamlined the approval process for the big-ticket infrastructure projects to be funded by China in order to fast-track their implementation, the Department of Finance said Tuesday. During a meeting over the weekend between ...

For Many Women, Cervical Cancer Screening May Get A Lot Simpler
NPR News - 2017-09-12
Women ages 30 to 65 may decide how often they want to get screened for cervical cancer depending on the test they choose, according new draft recommendations for cervical cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Testing every three ...

Here's how much the high-end iPhone X costs and when you can buy it
Business Insider - 2017-09-12
Apple announced the iPhone X at its iPhone event in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday. You can preorder the iPhone X, Apple's highest-end iPhone, on October 27 from Apple's website. It will hit retail stores on November 3. The iPhone X, pronounced "iPhone ...

DOH plans to put up special ward for OFWs in public hospitals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-12
"Most of the hospitals are willing to have a dedicated wing or ward for OFWs," said Bertiz. Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) is planning to put up special ward for 70 public hospitals before the year ends. This was confirmed by Health ...

South Cotabato mayor cleared of gun charges
Philstar - 2017-09-12
SOUTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Authorities have exonerated from criminal liability the mayor of Tampakan town in South Cotabato who was detained briefly Monday for possession of firearms. Superintendent Romeo Galgo Jr., spokesman of the Police Regional ...

BI denies hold departure order vs Robin Padilla
Philstar - 2017-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- There has been no hold departure order issued against actor Robin Padilla, the Bureau of Immigration clarified on Tuesday. Padilla took to Instagram to lament that he was barred by the Immigration from boarding his flight to China ...

MMDA lifts number coding scheme due to bad weather
Philstar - 2017-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metro Manila Development Authority on Tuesday declared that it will lift the number coding scheme due to inclement weather. The traffic authority initially announced that the unified vehicular volume reduction program will be ...

Heavy rains inundate most metro roads
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-12
Classes and work were suspended in several cities due to the inclement weather. 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 ...

Government work in Metro Manila, Region III, Calabarzon suspended
Philstar - 2017-09-12
... Tuesday announced the suspension of work in government offices in Metro Manila, Region III and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) due to the bad weather. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the announcement through ...

PSE suspends trading
Philstar - 2017-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Stock Exchange has announced that there will be no trading on Tuesday. PSE President and chief executive officer Ramon Monzon issued the memorandum of suspension early Tuesday. "Please be advised that there will be no ...

LIST: Flooded areas in Metro Manila, September 12
Philstar - 2017-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- As two weather disturbances continue to prevail in the country, some areas experienced flooding on Tuesday. The state weather bureau issued a yellow rainfall warning over Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon, Laguna, Rizal and ...

DOF to BCDA: Sell military properties to augment pension
Inquirer - 2017-09-12
The Department of Finance (DOF) has asked state-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to dispose of properties in former military camps in order to augment the ballooning pension of uniformed personnel. "We are working with the BCDA--it ...

Peso to weaken next year - DBS
Philstar - 2017-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- DBS Bank Ltd. of Singapore sees the peso weakening further to a range of 52.50 to 53.30 to $1 next year as the Philippines is set to book its first current account (CA) deficit in 15 years this year. In its Economics Markets ...

Slower internet due to subway cable damage -- PLDT
Philstar - 2017-09-11
It also said it would continue to provide updates to customers. Globe Telecom Inc., meanwhile, said the damage to the undersea cables had no adverse impact to enterprise clients and mobile and broadband customers. Yoly Crisanto, senior vice president ...

The Latest: Irma claims 3rd life in Georgia
Associated Press - 2017-09-11
EU's humanitarian aid commissioner, Christos Stylianides, announced the assistance Monday, saying the money will go to key sectors such as health, water and sanitation and waste management. The EU has already been involved in the emergency relief effort ...

3 dead in tricycle mishaps
Philstar - 2017-09-11
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Three persons died in separate accidents involving tricycles in this city and in Isabela on Sunday. Martin Addun, 34, and Michael Mora, 18, were thrown off their tricycle when it rammed banana trees in Barangay San ...

3-month old baby killed, 11 injured in riprap collapse in Lucena City
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- A three-month old boy was killed and 11 others wounded in Lucena City, Quezon on Tuesday, when a riprap collapsed after days of heavy rain, police said. Lucena City police chief Supt. Art Brual Jr. said the ...

'Maring' slightly intensifies, barrels toward Quezon-Aurora
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Depression Maring has slightly intensified on Tuesday morning as it barrels toward Quezon-Aurora area where it is expected to make landfall in the afternoon. Based on available data, "Maring" is packing winds of up to 55 ...

Trillanes disputes offshore account allegations, issues waivers
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV denied allegations of having offshore bank accounts, and issued a dozen waivers allowing authorities to probe into them. "Ni isang offshore bank account, wala ako, [I don't have ...

ASEAN firms up RCEP stance, engages 6 dialogue partners
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have come out with a unified stance on the parameters for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) following the conclusion of the ASEAN Economic Ministers ...

The Latest: Authorities report 1st death in South Carolina
Associated Press - 2017-09-11
EU's humanitarian aid commissioner, Christos Stylianides, announced the assistance Monday, saying the money will go to key sectors such as health, water and sanitation and waste management. The EU has already been involved in the emergency relief effort ...

Signal No. 1 up over 15 areas in Luzon as 2 weather disturbances enter PAR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Two weather disturbances have entered the Philippine area of responsibility - Typhoon "Lannie" and Tropical Depression "Maring." This is according to the bulletins issued at 11 p.m. on Monday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Rackspace acquires Datapipe as it looks to expand its managed services business
TechCrunch - 2017-09-11
Rackspace today announced its intention to acquire Datapipe, one of its largest competitors in the managed public and private cloud services business. Rackspace expects the acquisition, which is its largest one yet, to close in the next quarter.

Irma Blows Out of Florida After Emptying 30 Hospitals
Medscape News - 2017-09-11
Now downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma is blowing out of Florida this afternoon after forcing at least 30 hospitals, 278 assisted living facilities, 61 nursing homes, and some 60 other healthcare facilities to evacuate some or all of ...

6-year-old student uses lemonade stands to help pay off fellow students' lunch debts
Yahoo News - 2017-09-11
One second-grade student wanted to help erase school lunch debt for her fellow students, so she decided to create lemonade stands to raise funds. Amiah Van Hill was inspired to raise funds to help pay off her classmates' lunch debt back in May after ...

MGMA: One in Six Practices Pay Fees for Electronic Payments
Medscape News - 2017-09-11
Seventeen percent of physician practices pay a fee of 2% to 5% to health plans and their contracted vendors to receive their payments through electronic funds transfer (EFT), according to a new survey from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Sale of Pagcor casinos to start next year
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
The government is set to privatize starting next year the 17 casinos being operated by the state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said. "Those casinos being operated directly by Pagcor should ...

DID YOU KNOW: Metro Manila has most leptospirosis cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Metro Manila accounted for 18.9 percent or 172 of the 910 leptospirosis cases reported nationwide from Jan. 1 to Aug. 5, 2017, according to the Department of Health. The region had the highest number of cases during the period, followed by Davao Region ...

Aussie firms lament cost of labor in PH
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Australian investors pointed to the cost of labor as the biggest challenge affecting their businesses here, according to a survey. Having the least impact a year ago, cost of labor rose to the top of the list that also saw perennial woes including ...

Polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause: What you need to know
Medical News Today - 2017-09-11
Menopause is caused by a gradual fall in a woman's hormone levels, while a hormonal imbalance causes polycystic ovary syndrome. But can the reduction in sex hormones that brings on menopause cure the imbalance that causes polycystic ovary syndrome?

Surigao town mayor dismissed
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of the mayor of Bislig, Surigao del Sur over the alleged anomalous purchase of a heavy equipment. In a decision recently signed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, Librado ...

Calabarzon cops swap posts
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Personnel of the Antipolo, Rizal and Dasmariñas, Cavite police swapped posts yesterday as part of the internal cleansing initiated by the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) police. At least 210 personnel of the ...

The Kodak Printomatic is basically the Polaroid Snap with a new coat of paint
The Verge - 2017-09-11
The first instant film camera in years to bear the famous Kodak name and branding was announced today. The Kodak Printomatic is a pocketable digital camera that combines a 10-megapixel sensor with the ability to instantly print 2 x 3-inch sticker photos on ...

Tesla Adding To Supercharger Network In Cities Starting With Boston, Chicago
International Business Times - 2017-09-11
This year Tesla released the Model 3 to make the all electric car more affordable and accessible. Now the company is expanding its supercharger network to make it easier for city-dwellers to have one of the cars as well, starting with Boston and Chicago ...

Foreign investments nearly triple in June
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The net inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Philippines almost tripled in June, rising 183 percent to $674 million from $238 million a year ago, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday. "In part, the ...

Footwear eyed for US GSP inclusion
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has asked the US to expand anew its Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) coverage to include footwear products following the recent inclusion of travel goods. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said they relayed this ...

Tax treatment of compensation income of ADB Filipino employees
Philstar - 2017-09-11
TOP OF MIND By Atty. Carlo Ohn R. Pascual (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 12, 2017 - 12:00am It is a well settled principle that "taxation is the rule, tax exemption is the exception." Tax exemptions must be strictly interpreted such that ...

The Eagle will fly
Philstar - 2017-09-11
My Washington sources say the advent of new technology ... to look towards Southeast Asia - intensifying their recruitment activities in countries like Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. According to intelligence information, more ...

Pacifica increasing capital to P5b as it expands to food
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-11
taking into consideration the current and projected business climate," Pacifica said. The company said it continued to conduct market studies to evaluate particular assets in the food or retail industries, and in other industries with positive growth ...

WeWork raised $5.6 billion in 3 months -- here's how the co-working giant became the most valuable startup in New York City
Business Insider - 2017-09-11
WeWork, a startup that leases trendy, millennial-friendly office space to startups and Fortune 500 companies, just became the sixth most valuable startup in the world. It's been raining money all year long at WeWork. The company has raised over $8 billion ...

Drugmaker Teva hires Lundbeck CEO Schultz to restore its health
Yahoo News - 2017-09-11
JERUSALEM/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Teva poached Lundbeck's Kare Schultz as its new chief executive on Monday, handing the drugs industry veteran the urgent task of convincing investors of the struggling Israeli firm's future. An acquisition spree saddled ...

Apple keeps leaking its new iPhones before they're announced, and it has no one to blame but itself
Business Insider - 2017-09-11
For the last two years, the details about Apple's latest iPhones have leaked before they were officially announced. And both times, the leaks were completely Apple's doing. Last year, just hours before its big iPhone 7 event, Apple's Twitter account ...

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