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When Cancer Strikes Twice
New York Times - 2017-12-25
Cancer can -- and sometimes does -- strike twice. It famously happened to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court, who was successfully treated for colon cancer in 1999 and then for pancreatic cancer in 2011. If not for the regular checkups she ...

Brokers expect local bourse to sustain upswing through 2018
Inquirer - 2017-12-25
Before heading to its final trading week for 2017, the local stock market has gone on a long holiday break to celebrate Christmas. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is expected to end this year on a positive note and sustain its upswing through ...

Local stars shine during Christmas season
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-25
"Comedy Queen" Ai-Ai Delas Alas spent her first Christmas with husband Gerald Sibayan, after tying the knot earlier this month. Actress Kaye Abad and former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Paul Jake Castillo received the best gift they could possibly ask for ...

WHO committee: More benefits if ex-dengue patients complete Dengvaxia dosage
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- It is safe -- and even beneficial -- for former dengue patients to complete the dosage of Dengvaxia, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert committee said on Friday. The finding was detailed in a question ...

The Gokongwei brand of entrepreneurial management
Inquirer - 2017-12-25
(Following is the acceptance speech delivered by the author when he received the Management Man of the Year from the Management Association of the Philippines ... competitive markets but we always think of innovative products to introduce.

Bookstores using innovation to survive
Inquirer - 2017-12-25
The bookstores are seeking to add new value to their conventional business style, in which they just buy books from wholesalers and sell them. Owners and managers are searching for ideas about how bookstores will operate in the future. Experiences for sale ...

What will keep CEOs awake at night in 2018?
Inquirer - 2017-12-25
This 2018, there is tension in the air for businesses--a dichotomy between the physical and digital, human and machine, centralization and decentralization, speed and craft, automation and control, and traceability and anonymity, says a trends report by ...

Brrr! After record snow, bitter cold ahead for northern US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-25
The National Weather Service reported International Falls and Hibbing, Minnesota, set record low temperatures on Wednesday morning. International Falls, the self-proclaimed Icebox of the Nation, plunged to 37 degrees below zero, breaking the old record of ...

DOJ puts Aquino, et al. on travel lookout bulletin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-25
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has barred former President Benigno Aquino III, three former members of his Cabinet and five officials of a French pharmaceutical company from leaving the Philippines without his consent. The order is the ...

Most Filipinos oppose martial law extension, says SWS survey
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-25
Malacañang on Saturday defended the yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao, which the majority of Filipinos opposed, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. While they opposed the extension of martial law in Mindanao, most Filipinos ...

Relief aid making its way to storm victims
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- Help is coming to victims of Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (international name: Tembin) in Region XII. According to Land Transportation Spokesperson Aileen Lizada, who is in Davao, the relief goods are from the ...

Domestic flights canceled amid bad weather - Miaa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-25
Several domestic flights between Manila and Tuguegarao City were canceled due to inclement weather on Monday, despite the exit of typhoon "Vinta" from the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) has ...

NCRPO chief says no indications Ica Policarpio was kidnapped
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- National Capital Region Police Office chief Oscar Albayalde on Sunday said that so far there were no indications that Patricia "Ica" Policarpio who went missing was kidnapped. But Albayalde added that authorities are still not ...

Manila Jockey Club, Megaworld team up for San Lazaro hub upgrade
Inquirer - 2017-12-25
Premier horse racing club Manila Jockey Club Inc. is bolstering its property development pipeline by teaming up with tycoon Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. to develop the remaining 1.67-hectare land in its former home in Sta. Cruz, Manila, into a new ...

508 Million-Year-Old 'Jackknife' Headed Sea Predator Reexamined In Toronto, New Relatives Found
International Business Times - 2017-12-24
The fossilized remains of a 508 million year old tiny sea predator may have suddenly revealed that the believed orthopod is actually related to another species, after researchers in Canada took a new look at the creature. The remains of Habelia Optata have ...

The Filipino colonel is coming to town
Inquirer - 2017-12-24
When Ronaldo Valdez took to the stage to announce his love for chicken, social media said it guessed correctly the actor would be the Filipino version of Colonel Harland Sanders. Valdez indeed looked the part of the KFC founder: He had an American vibe and ...

Christmas food for the books and the tummy
Inquirer - 2017-12-24
Merry, merry Christmas dear readers! If you are still cramming some orders, or possibly preparing already for the New Year celebrations, here are few numbers that might possibly still be able to help: After a very memorable dinner at the karinderya Yat Lok ...

Manila Jockey Club, Megaworld team up for San Lazaro hub upgrade
Inquirer - 2017-12-24
Likewise a Peza-registered, multipurpose leisure complex, the site features two all-weather ... SLLBP is also envisioned to be the next football mecca of the Philippines. Aside from a pitch size following global standards, related structures including ...

Cop, 4 kidnap suspects slain in Bulacan shootout
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MALOLOS , Philippines -- A police officer and four suspected kidnappers were killed in an encounter in Barangay Sta. Lucia in Angat, Bulacan yesterday. Superintendent Arthur Masungsong, head of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group ...

Big Tech succeeded in getting bigger in 2017 -- but its failures to society became much more apparent
Business Insider - 2017-12-24
Big Tech -- Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon -- were all financially successful in 2017, but they faced a huge populist backlash. The industry stumbled through fake news scandals, abuse of their services, and more. Even as the largest tech companies ...

Stock market attempts to climb to 8,500 points
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-12-24
Share prices are expected to move higher in the last trading week of the year as the market attempts to close the year at the 8,500-point level. Analysts said the index might attempt to hit the 8,500 mark, the year-end target of investment companies, on ...

Celebrities freak out over SpaceX rocket launch
Yahoo News - 2017-12-24
Hundreds of people called authorities Friday night when Elon Musk's SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket. The Los Angeles Fire Department sought to quell any fears among Southern California residents with a statement saying that a "mysterious light in the ...

5 Ways Big Data And AI Will Impact Life Sciences Firms In 2018
Forbes - 2017-12-24
Randy Bean is the CEO and founder of NewVantage Partners. Grant Stephen is the CEO and cofounder of bPrescient. While industries such as financial services have had a long track record of managing data, and applying analytics to optimizing customer ...

Thank you, Bruce McCandless, for this iconic space photo
Mashable - 2017-12-24
An astronaut floats alone with the blackness of space behind him and the bright blue limb of the Earth below. He's untethered with nothing but a NASA-made jetpack to protect him. NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless -- who died at the age of 80 on Thursday ...

The rope
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-12-24
Three, business is getting faster ... As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." [Note: Most of the information used in this article were culled ...

PLDT hopeful for better financial performance next year
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Following a challenging 2017, PLDT Inc. is hopeful for a better financial performance next year as it intends to continue network improvements to arrest the decline in the wireless business. PLDT chairman, president and chief ...

TRAIN to fund 25% of Duterte infra program
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The recently enacted tax reform bill is seen to fund about 25 percent of the P8.4-trillion "Build Build Build" program of the Duterte administration, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over the weekend. In a statement, Finance ...

BSP to launch digital payments clearing house in January
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said individual consumers would be covered by the batch electronic fund transfer (EFT) credit automated clearing house (ACH) starting next month as it pursues greater use of electronic payments ...

PEZA investment pledges up 9% in 2017
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Investment pledges approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) rose by nearly a tenth in 2017 amid the delays encountered in the proclamation of new economic zones from the Office of the President throughout the year.

Government to explore other ODA sources
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Other than China, Japan and Korea, the government has been conducting talks with other countries for extension of official development assistance (ODA) for priority projects, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said.

4 questions the internet answered in 2017
Mashable - 2017-12-24
Though 2017 will leave us with plenty of unanswered questions, let's take a moment to reflect on a few the internet answered this year. Namely: 1. Can Twitter win you a year's supply of chicken nuggets? Teenager Carter Wilkerson of Nevada sought to find ...

Small assets of government to be bundled for privatization
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The government plans to sort all of its small assets into bundles before selling them to the private sector, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has asked the Privatization and Management ...

Lopez optimistic on EU-GSP+ retention
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The European Union (EU) is now less concerned with issues that were earlier seen affecting its trade relations with the Philippines, a development that would likely result to the retention of existing trade privileges being enjoyed ...

Locals to dominate trading this week
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices are expected to take immediate support at 8,370 to 8,400 and resistance levels from 8,500 to 8,580, analysts said. Foreign fund managers are not expected to be active which means that local participants are likely to ...

Japan supports Philippines industrial vision
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Japan is extending a hand to the Philippines to realize its industrial vision as the Asian powerhouse continues to see huge potential in the country as an investment destination. In a presentation, Kunihiko Shinoda, director general ...

Authorities: Hundreds dead due to 'Vinta'
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- Hundreds of families are left devastated as typhoon Vinta took away hundreds of lives before it exited the Philippines. Conflicting numbers of casualties and missing persons were released by different ...

NDRRMC: 164 dead, 171 missing due to Typhoon 'Vinta'
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
She added the government has released P3.1 million worth of aid to evacuees. The Philippine Airlines also flew in 1,600 food packs for the families, with the army's C130 plane yet to deliver non-food items. The NDRRMC also said there are no more stranded ...

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte resigns
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo "Pulong" Duterte resigned from his post today. His sister, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte confirmed his resignation to CNN Philippines. "I hereby tender my resignation as Vice Mayor ...

Manila Archbishop recalls drug dependents, Maranaos on Christmas
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called on the faithful to nurture 'a culture of joy' even beyond the holiday season. In a Christmas message dated Saturday, Tagle warned against "false joys and ...

36 more bodies recovered from Davao City mall fire
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) -- Authorities on Monday said they have recovered 36 more bodies from the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) in Davao City, which was hit by a fire Saturday. This now puts the total number of casualties to 37 ...

Vietnam aims to boost tourism
Inquirer - 2017-12-24
HANOI -- Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector by 2020 that creates a driving force for the development of other sectors. The country expects to attract 17-20 million foreign visitors and 82 million domestic ones by then. Visitors are ...

Have yourself a merry Christmas, buy local gifts that give back
Inquirer - 2017-12-24
Garcia Street), SM Kultura Crafts for a Cause section (in major SM branches), Ayala Museum, Robinsons Place Manila (third ... and lifestyle store in Quezon City for entrepreneurs, students, and creatives. Its shelves are all stocked with "brands for ...

Domestic flights canceled amid bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-24
Even if typhoon "Vinta" is on its way out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on the eve of Christmas Day, some local domestic flights were cancelled on Sunday due to inclement weather. The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) has ...

'Christmas miracle': Missing teen Ica found in Laguna
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office on Sunday morning confirmed that the 17-year-old girl reported missing since Thursday has been found in Laguna. The NCRPO reportedly found Grade 12 student Ica Policarpio in San Pablo ...

Philippines storm: Tembin strengthens to typhoon
United Press International - 2017-12-24
Dec. 24 (UPI) --The powerful tropical storm that brought landslides and flooding to the Philippines strengthened to a typhoon on Sunday, weather officials said. Typhoon Tembin -- known as Vinta in the Philippines -- reached sustained winds of 74 mph with ...

Philippines storm: Tembin strengthens to typhoon
United Press International - 2017-12-24
Richard Gordon, CEO of the Philippine Red Cross had earlier tweeted 156 people ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy ...

What happened in 2017? The South remembers
Philstar - 2017-12-24
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Southerners will remember 2017 as the year violent religious extremists espousing an extreme kind of Islam that moderate Muslims detest came to fore. There are at least five groups now of violent religious extremists in ...

Winners and losers: How the TRAIN law affects rich, poor Filipinos
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines (Originally published on December 22) -- During his first state of the nation address, President Rodrigo Duterte promised a "simpler" and "fairer" tax reform program, and he delivered after he signed a new law that overhauls ...

Agri sector reels from P1-B typhoon damage
Philstar - 2017-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The cost of damage to agriculture in areas affected by tropical depression Urduja has reached P1 billion, with the crops sector sustaining the most damage, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. An updated report from the DA ...

Waste money
Philstar - 2017-12-24
HIDDEN AGENDA By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 24, 2017 - 12:00am The fact that a provincial airport that is just 30 kilometers away from an existing one in the same province or about 30 minutes away will be built using the ...

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