28-September-11 PDS FX Settlement Rate :

Php43.519=USD1.00    Prev=43.719

WED SEP 28, 2011 12:10:00 PM :

PSEi      3,876.12    154.90    +4.1626%

 

M o s t  P o p u l a r

MMDA files another urgent motion on billboards

Philippine Star – ‎36 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippine – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will file again another urgent motion Thursday before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) to dismantle billboards along major roads in the metropolis, including EDSA.

Ramos cautions China vs moves in Spratlys

ABS CBN News – Rodney Jaleco – ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON DC – With China testing its first aircraft carrier and building a second, former President Fidel V. Ramos said China should be careful about its efforts to break the “strategic dominance” 

PBA to take active role in forming national team

GMANews.TV – ‎12 hours ago‎
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), after witnessing that with the right program the country can be an Asian cage power again, has decided to take a more active role in the formation of the national team.

Floyd calls Ortiz ‘Victoria’

ABS CBN News – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. bashed Victor Ortiz for seeking a rematch following their controversial bout two weeks ago.

Philippine Airlines Expects Loss Due to Typhoon

Wall Street Journal – Cris Larano – ‎19 hours ago‎
MANILA–A surprise work stoppage at the height of a typhoon Tuesday continued to hobble the operations of Philippine Airlines through Wednesday, and officials of the country’s largest airline by fleet expect it may possibly result in a 
Save PAL, save jobs Inquirer.net

Amazon’s iPad killer?

Ninemsn – Susan Hely – ‎1 hour ago‎
Tax Time 2011Doing your tax doesn’t need to be daunting! Check out ninemsn Finance’s Tax Time for tips and advice on how to make your 2011/12 tax return work for you.

DBP chair charged with ‘coercion’ in Ongpin loans probe

GMANews.TV (blog) – ‎11 hours ago‎
Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) board chairman Jose A. Nuñez on Wednesday was charged before the Ombudsman with “unlawful coercion, threats, intimidation and pressures” meant to force the government bank’s officials “to persecute” businessman 

Palace hit for late suspension of govt work due to ‘Pedring’

GMANews.TV – Andreo C. CalonzoAmita Legaspi – ‎19 hours ago‎
An opposition lawmaker has criticized Malacañang and other government agencies for the late announcement of work suspension in government offices in Metro Manila and other areas hit by Typhoon Pedring on Tuesday.

CNET readers react to the iPod’s possible demise

CNET – Don Reisinger – ‎14 hours ago‎
CNET senior editor Donald Bell discussed that possibility yesterday, saying that he’s “a little worried for the iPod.” He pointed out that the iPod has been surviving in the shadow of the iPhone and iPad, and as time goes on, the portable media players 
Tech Today: Amazon Set to Challenge Apple Wall Street Journal (blog)

Fried egg nebula: European telescope captures image of monster star [VIDEO]

Christian Science Monitor – ‎6 hours ago‎
Fried egg nebula: The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has spotted a massive yellow hypergiant star surrounded by a dusty double shell, prompting astronomers to think of breakfast.

Crude slips more than 3 copper at lowest level in 14 mths

Moneycontrol.com – ‎2 hours ago‎
In commodities, crude prices shed more than 3% heading for the biggest quarterly drop since 2008, amid ongoing Euro zone fears and as investors speculate that fuel demand will falter.

Eddie Garcia admits to trying gay sex

ABS CBN News – ‎16 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Veteran actor Eddie Garcia admitted that he had a sexual experience with another man when he was young. “In my younger years, siguro I was 15 years old.

MJ doc’s trial opens with ‘slurring’ tape

Times of India – ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES: Jurors in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson’s physician were presented with two portraits of the superstar during the first day of testimony – one of an entertainer motivated to succeed at his first concerts and the 

Philippines struggles in wake of killer typhoon

ABS CBN News – ‎10 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Slum dwellers in the Philippine capital rummaged through their flattened homes Thursday as villagers on remote farms battled floods, two days after a monster typhoon killed at least 35 people.
Typhoon death toll climbs to 18 The Nation, Pakistan

Should Einstein be worried?

CBS News – Wynne Parry – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
When physicists announced last week that they had detected subatomic particles, called neutrinos, that appeared to be traveling faster than the speed of light, it seemed to be an exception to a cosmic speed limit set by Albert Einstein’s special theory 
Let there be light Times of India

PNoy gets $1.4B in investments from Japan

ABS CBN News – Recto Mercene – ‎2 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III returned to the Philippines Wednesday, bringing some good news from his Japan state visit.

Reds attack warehouses, plantation in Surigao

ABS CBN News – ‎21 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked 3 warehouses and a banana plantation owned by DOLE Philippines in Surigao del Sur on Sunday.

How Ryan Anderson resembles Dirk

ESPN – Kevin Pelton – ‎12 hours ago‎
Ever since Dirk Nowitzki first emerged as an All-Star nearly a decade ago, NBA teams have sought to replicate the formula that has brought the Dallas Mavericks so much success.

‘MMK’ 20th anniversary event postponed

ABS CBN News – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines – Due to the onslaught of Typhoon “Pedring” in Metro Manila, the 20th anniversary celebration of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), originally scheduled on Tuesday, has been postponed.

Lawmaker seeks P400 million for HIV-Aids action plan

Sun.Star – ‎14 hours ago‎
A ZAMBOANGA City lawmaker filed a bill in Congress seeking the allocation of P400 million for the massive implementation of an anti-Human Immuno Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-Aids) program in the country.
Zambo Rep files P400M HIV-AIDS bill Philippine Information Agency

 

P h i l i p p i n e s

Philippines struggles in wake of killer typhoon

ABS CBN News – ‎11 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Slum dwellers in the Philippine capital rummaged through their flattened homes Thursday as villagers on remote farms battled floods, two days after a monster typhoon killed at least 35 people.

PNoy gets $1.4B in investments from Japan

ABS CBN News – Recto Mercene – ‎2 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III returned to the Philippines Wednesday, bringing some good news from his Japan state visit.

MMDA files another urgent motion on billboards

Philippine Star – ‎37 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippine – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will file again another urgent motion Thursday before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) to dismantle billboards along major roads in the metropolis, including EDSA.

Gov’t troops hunt down raiders of banana plantation in Surigao

Tempo – Aaron RecuencoMike U. Crismundo – ‎13 hours ago‎
By AARON RECUENCO & MIKE U. CRISMUNDO BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ordered yesterday its field unit commanders to step up their pursuit operations against New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who harassed rural 

Alleged land-grabber, deputy quarrelling

Inquirer.net – Cynthia D. Balana – ‎11 hours ago‎
There’s trouble between the suspected leader of a land-grabbing syndicate who is seeking to gain control of a 23.7-hectare prime property in Quezon City and his deputy.

‘Lesson learned’

Journal Online – Efren Montano – ‎3 hours ago‎
Thus said Malacañang as it blamed dumping of garbage and other debris in Manila Bay for the storm surge that submerged iconic Roxas Boulevard in Manila at the height of ‘Pedring’.

Classes in Navotas, other parts of NCR still suspended

GMANews.TV – ‎3 hours ago‎
Classes in public schools in Navotas City, both in the elementary and high school levels, remain suspended until Friday because of the damage brought about by typhoon “Pedring” (international name: Nesat).
State of calamity Journal Online

BI deports 122 Viet fishers

Journal Online – Lee Ann P. Ducusin – ‎3 hours ago‎
THE Bureau of Immigration has started deporting 122 Vietnamese nationals arrested four months ago off the coast of Palawan for poaching in Philippine waters.
Fishermen deported Manila Bulletin

Give financial aid to state workers

Journal Online – Ryan Ponce Pacpaco – ‎12 hours ago‎
A VISAYAN lawmaker yesterday said Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad should now work for the immediate release of the second half of state workers’ 13th month pay amid the devastation left by typhoon “Pedring.

2 human traffickers fall, 11 victims rescued

Minda News – ‎6 hours ago‎
By Mindanews | Thursday| September 29, 2011 | Filed under: Top Stories ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 September) – The Sea-Base Anti-Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) have arrested two human trafficking suspects and rescued 11 victims in this city, 

Parts of Bulacan still under water, placed in state of calamity

GMANews.TV – ‎11 hours ago‎
While Metro Manila recovers and cleans up after Typhoon “Pedring,” other parts of Luzon are still submerged in floodwaters.

4 dead in Ifugao as ‘Pedring’ leaves

Sun.Star – ‎12 hours ago‎
In Ifugao, the Department of Health reported two deaths due to landslides in Barangay Umalbong, while another two deaths were also reported by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, including Linda Humiding and her still 
Ifugao isolated Manila Bulletin

10th Filipino American History Month

Asianjournal.com – ‎5 hours ago‎
LONG BEACH – The Federation of Filipino American organizations, Inc, a community based organization is celebrating the 10th Filipino American History Month, this coming October 1, 2011 at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Purifying charity

Inquirer.net – ‎5 hours ago‎
The Philippine Daily Inquirer last Sunday ran as its top story a review of the cash aid being given by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to over 100 charitable institutions, many of them run by the Catholic Church, nationwide.
PCSO to hold charity congress for NGOs Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Primo Esleyer writes 30

Visayan Daily Star – Lisa GapacAdrian Nemes III – ‎29 minutes ago‎
BY LISA GAPAC & ADRIAN NEMES III Media stalwart and Visayan DAILY STAR chairman of the board Primo Esleyer passed away at 3:41p.

Estrada cites labor attache

Journal Online – ‎3 hours ago‎
SENATE President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chair of the Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development, led the Senate in commending Philippine Labor Attaché to Libya Nasser Mustafa and the Philippine Embassy for the daring 

‘Teban’ assumes as acting governor sans Garcia memo

Cebu Daily News – Carmel Loise Matus – ‎5 hours ago‎
UNLIKE the late Cebu vice governor Greg Sanchez, (PB) Member Julian “Teban” Daan yesterday sat as acting governor without a memorandum issued by Gov.

AFP, PNP: Nobody exempted from implementation of laws

Visayan Daily Star – ‎28 minutes ago‎
BY GILBERT BAYORAN Top military and police officials in Negros Occidental yesterday stood their grounds and said nobody should be exempted from the provisions of the laws, as they justified the arrest and filing of charges against two members of the 

Vica Ganda topbills ‘Praybeyt Benjamin’

Sun.Star – ‎3 hours ago‎
By Glaiza Jarloc “SHOWTIME” host Vice Ganda will once again grace the silver screen with his upcoming movie “Praybet Benjamin.

Avail of insurance, farmers urged

Manila Bulletin – ‎21 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) urged farmers to avail of government’s crop insurance program that would shield them from agriculture-related risks and cover their loses.

 

B u s i n e s s

Asian Stocks, Commodities Drop on Debt Concern; Bond Risk Climbs

BusinessWeek – Shiyin Chen – ‎10 minutes ago‎
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Asian stocks fell for the first time in three days and commodities extended yesterday’s declines amid concern European policy makers will struggle to stem the region’s debt crisis.

Pag-IBIG ready to allocate P5B in loans for ‘Pedring’ victims

GMANews.TV – Kimberly Jane Tan – ‎1 hour ago‎
The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) on Thursday announced it can allocate up to P5 billion in calamity loan funds for Pag-IBIG members hit hard by Typhoon Pedring.

‘Surprised’ DBP chair sued for graft by bank COO

Inquirer.net – ‎11 hours ago‎
By Daxim L. Lucas Comes now a surprise twist in the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) story of the controversial loan of businessman Roberto Ongpin.

Philippine Airlines Reduces Flights Due to Strike

CRIENGLISH.com – ‎14 minutes ago‎
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines ( PAL) reduced its schedule of flights after striking workers damaged ground equipment and held protest rallies.

Aboitiz, Marubeni ink $700M deal

Inquirer.net – Amy R. Remo – ‎12 hours ago‎
JOINT VENTURE Abotiz Power Corp. and Japanese firm Marubeni Corp. have signed an MOU for a proposed 400-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Quezon province, which is expected to be completed by 2015.

Farmers fear Aquino selling out to foreign firms

Bulatlat – Ronalyn V. Olea – ‎1 hour ago‎
“These land lease schemes have turned farmers into mere low wage-earning agricultural workers instead of being empowered owner-cultivators.
Age-crimp Inquirer.net
Replanting urged for P65-B industry Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Treasury exec says RTB sale set for October

BusinessWorld Online – ‎12 hours ago‎
A PLANNED retail Treasury bond (RTB) sale will be held next month and arrangers for the issuance could be named by Friday. “We are targeting to conduct the RTB sale within the second or third week of October,” Deputy Treasurer Eduardo S. Mendiola told 

EU calls for greater unity against debt crisis

Pakistan Observer – ‎18 minutes ago‎
Strasbourg, France—European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso pleaded Wednesday for radical economic integration in Europe to resolve the debt crisis, as he hit back against French and German policy domination.

Philippine Stocks: DMCI, Metro Pacific, Metropolitan Bank, NiHAO

Bloomberg – Ian C. Sayson – ‎14 minutes ago‎
Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Philippine trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the noon close in Manila.

Shell Philippines Sells LPG Business

Recabanting News – ‎8 hours ago‎
Energy company, Shell Philippines, has announced that it will streamline the company’s operations in the country and sell the local liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business.

Kyushu’s Gift to Manila’s Diners

Manila Bulletin – Sol Vanzi – ‎2 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines — Japanese food only gained a foothold in Manila’s mainstream dining during the late 1970s, but has now reached the saturation point of cardboard-packed take-outs and Styrofoam mall meals.

Benguet Corp. restructures

Inquirer.net – ‎12 hours ago‎
Benguet Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to implement within the year a quasi-reorganization and equity restructuring. The company will use the revaluation increments in its landholdings and capital surplus to wipe out its negative retained earnings.

Agencies prodded anew to step up spending

Malaya – ‎13 hours ago‎
The inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) is stepping up pressure on line agencies to increase spending in the remaining months of the year.

Glencore eyes mining joint venture

Manila Bulletin – ‎12 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Swiss commodities giant Glencore International AG is forming a $2 million Hong Kong-based joint venture company with local mining firms NiHAO Mineral Resources International Inc. and AGP Industrial Corporation.

Get biz permit, terminal operator told

Visayan Daily Star – ‎29 minutes ago‎
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO Acting Permits and Licensing Division head, Vicente Petierre III, yesterday said he has given the operator of the North terminal three days to complete his business permit application or the city will take appropriate action 

Country gets $500-M disaster relief credit line

BusinessWorld Online – ‎12 hours ago‎
A $500-MILLION credit line for emergency relief and post-disaster reconstruction has been signed by the Philippine government and the World Bank.

Senators want proof dole is working

Inquirer.net – Cathy Yamsuan – ‎8 hours ago‎
Senators “satisfied” with the results of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program want proof that children of beneficiary-families remain in school for the program to continue.

Gov’t pays slightly more debt by August — Treasury report

BusinessWorld Online – ‎11 hours ago‎
THE GOVERNMENT’s debt servicing remained steady as of August compared to last year, as a decline in interest payments was offset by increased principal payments in those eight months, data from the Bureau of Treasury showed.

Filipino seamen safe after threat

Manila Bulletin – Roy C. Mabasa – ‎20 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – A Cyprus-flagged and owned container vessel with 25 Filipino seafarers onboard successfully repelled a piracy attack last September 20, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Wednesday.

Agency told: List lump sum entry in SUCs’ 2012 budget

Sun.Star – ‎12 hours ago‎
TO RELIEVE fears and doubts against the slash in funding, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) should itemize the lump sum entry in the 2012 budget for state universities and colleges (SUCs), said a lawmaker.

 

S o u t h e a s t   A s i a

Plane crashes in Indonesia, 18 feared dead

IBNLive.com – ‎13 minutes ago‎
AP Jakarta: Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan on Thursday said that a small plane carrying 18 people crashed in western Indonesia.

Philippines struggles in wake of killer typhoon

ABS CBN News – ‎11 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Slum dwellers in the Philippine capital rummaged through their flattened homes Thursday as villagers on remote farms battled floods, two days after a monster typhoon killed at least 35 people.

Family increase money for missing man’s return

AsiaOne – ‎15 minutes ago‎
The family of a missing Singaporean man has increased the reward money for his return. Mr Keith Peck, 31, has been missing since a vessel collision last weekend near Malaysia’s Pulau Aur on Saturday.

Nov 22 for case management of Selangor Umno’s suit against PAS

Sin Chew Jit Poh – ‎50 minutes ago‎
SHAH ALAM, Sept 28 (Bernama) — The High Court here today fixed Nov 22 for case management of Selangor Umno’s RM10 million defamation suit against PAS.

Who’s the richest of them all?

Bangkok Post – ‎1 hour ago‎
Many people were surprised when Minister of Science and Technology Plodprasop Suraswadi reported a higher net worth than PM Yingluck Shinawatra.

‘Name the 1000 companies’

Free Malaysia Today – Patrick LeeTarani Palani -‎11 minutes ago‎
The opposition is wary about Najib Tun Razak’s latest announcement to do away with the 30 percent Bumiputera quota. KUCHING: The government’s decision to do away with the 30 percent Bumiputera equity quota has received the opposition’s conditional
Najib likely to press ahead with 2012 polls Business Times (subscription)

Sodomy II: Subpoena hearing postponed to Oct 3

Malaysia Star – ‎2 hours ago‎
Datuk Ghazi Ishak, counsel for Najib and Rosmah, told the court he needed further instructions on whether to file an affidavit in reply.

4 held over cheating scam

AsiaOne – ‎1 hour ago‎
AGAS leak sparked a massive explosion at the Empire Shopping Gallery in SS16, Subang Jaya, early yesterday, injuring four people and causing losses estimated at millions of ringgit.

PNoy gets $1.4B in investments from Japan

ABS CBN News – Recto Mercene – ‎2 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III returned to the Philippines Wednesday, bringing some good news from his Japan state visit.

Thai school under fire over Nazi parade

Pattaya Daily News – ‎1 hour ago‎
BANGKOK, September 28, 2011 – A Catholic school in Thailand has apologised after students dressed up as Nazis for a sports day parade, drawing condemnation from Jewish rights campaigners.

MMDA files another urgent motion on billboards

Philippine Star – ‎37 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippine – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will file again another urgent motion Thursday before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) to dismantle billboards along major roads in the metropolis, including EDSA.

Eight killed in stampede sparked by ferry fire

Jakarta Post – ‎3 hours ago‎
Eight passengers aboard the KM Kirana IX ferry were trampled to death in a stampede sparked by panic on Wednesday, after a truck laden with garlic caught fire inside the ferry at Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya.

More than 17000 bids for HDB’s ‘leftover’ flats

Straits Times – Cheryl Ong – ‎2 hours ago‎
Another 3000 applications were filed on Wednesday in the Housing Board’s latest Sale of Balance Flats exercise, bringing the total number to 17255.

Cabinet re-energised

Malaysia Star – ‎2 hours ago‎
By RINTOS MAIL KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud has announced his full Cabinet line-up, keeping all the existing ministers in their respective portfolios in a concerted effort to improve and accelerate service delivery in the state.

The chemistry of strange bedfellows

Malaysia Star – Veera Pandiyan – ‎5 hours ago‎
The controversy over PAS’ plan to implement hudud law has yet again exposed the incongruity of Pakatan Rakyat’s forced marriage.
The hudud red herring The Sun Daily

Yingluck denies casino and entertainment

AsiaOne – ‎49 minutes ago‎
“I have no idea about the casino proposal as I just heard about it for the first time,” she said, answering a reporter’s question.

Jakarta tells UN it’s aware of Papua problems

Radio New Zealand International – ‎2 hours ago‎
Indonesia’s foreign minister, Marty Natalegawa, says his government is fully aware of problems in its Papua region and is working to find a way to deliver greater autonomy there.

A Thai insurgency grows by being misunderstood

The National – Joshua Kurlantzick – ‎8 hours ago‎
Thailand’s deep south, along the Malaysian border, should be a hotbed of tourism. With warm sparkling blue seas on both sides, this region of rubber plantations and palms and sandy beaches seemed, in better times, to be the archetype of a tropical 

Gov’t troops hunt down raiders of banana plantation in Surigao

Tempo – Aaron RecuencoMike U. Crismundo – ‎13 hours ago‎
By AARON RECUENCO & MIKE U. CRISMUNDO BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ordered yesterday its field unit commanders to step up their pursuit operations against New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who harassed rural 

Alleged land-grabber, deputy quarrelling

Inquirer.net – Cynthia D. Balana – ‎11 hours ago‎
There’s trouble between the suspected leader of a land-grabbing syndicate who is seeking to gain control of a 23.7-hectare prime property in Quezon City and his deputy.

 

W o r l d

VIDEO: Damascus pupils on Syria protests

BBC News – ‎3 hours ago‎
The BBC’s Lyse Doucet talks to students in Damascus about what they know about the protests in Syria. During the last six months of protests, young Syrians have been out on the streets of some cities.

US ‘threat’ of military action unites Pakistan

msnbc.com – Chris Brummitt – ‎16 minutes ago‎
Khlaid Tanveer / AP People rally against the US in Multan, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 28 after Pakistan lashed out at the US for accusing the country’s most powerful intelligence agency of supporting extremist attacks against American targets in 

Ramos cautions China vs moves in Spratlys

ABS CBN News – Rodney Jaleco – ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON DC – With China testing its first aircraft carrier and building a second, former President Fidel V. Ramos said China should be careful about its efforts to break the “strategic dominance” 

Move in Palestinian Membership Bid

New York Times – Neil MacFarquhar – ‎1 hour ago‎
The Security Council took the formal step on Wednesday of referring the Palestinian request for full membership in the United Nations to the special committee that is to consider it, consisting of a diplomat from each of the 15 

Australians warned of Saudi kidnap threat

Sydney Morning Herald – ‎2 hours ago‎
The federal government is warning Australians in Saudi Arabia that terrorists may be planning to kidnap Westerners in the capital Riyadh.

President Putin Redux

New York Times – ‎3 hours ago‎
Russia’s next presidential election is not until March but – barring an unexpected turn – the winner is pretty much decided. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a former president and Russia’s main power player, announced last Saturday that he would run for 

Taiwan says 800 arrested in swindling rings

San Francisco Chronicle – ‎57 minutes ago‎
Taiwanese police say they have arrested 800 suspected fraudsters in raids coordinated with police in China and seven Southeast Asian countries.
Arms sale fallout China Daily

Plane crashes in Indonesia, 18 feared dead

IBNLive.com – ‎13 minutes ago‎
AP Jakarta: Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan on Thursday said that a small plane carrying 18 people crashed in western Indonesia.

NTC Commaner: Gaddafi has fled Libya

Xinhua – Zhang Xiang – ‎2 hours ago‎
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhuanet) — Although the whereabouts of fallen leader Muammar Gaddafi remains a mystery, a spokesman of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) said Wednesday that he know where two of Gaddafi’s sons are.

In brief

San Jose Mercury News – ‎50 minutes ago‎
Saudi King Abdullah has overturned a court ruling sentencing a Saudi woman to be lashed 10 times for defying the kingdom’s ban on female drivers, a government official said Wednesday.

Eight killed in stampede sparked by ferry fire

Jakarta Post – ‎3 hours ago‎
Eight passengers aboard the KM Kirana IX ferry were trampled to death in a stampede sparked by panic on Wednesday, after a truck laden with garlic caught fire inside the ferry at Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya.

MMDA: Korean shot in San Juan City, road temporarily closed

GMANews.TV – ‎1 hour ago‎
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said eastbound Ortigas Avenue in San Juan City is temporarily closed to traffic because a Korean national was shot there in an early morning attack on Thursday.

Ex-minister in Mubarak regime jailed for graft

Financial Times – Abeer Allam – ‎1 hour ago‎
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced former information minister Anas el-Fekki to seven years in prison on charges of corruption, the latest conviction of a key figure from the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak.

A Thai insurgency grows by being misunderstood

The National – Joshua Kurlantzick – ‎8 hours ago‎
Thailand’s deep south, along the Malaysian border, should be a hotbed of tourism. With warm sparkling blue seas on both sides, this region of rubber plantations and palms and sandy beaches seemed, in better times, to be the archetype of a tropical 

Thai school under fire over Nazi parade

Pattaya Daily News – ‎1 hour ago‎
BANGKOK, September 28, 2011 – A Catholic school in Thailand has apologised after students dressed up as Nazis for a sports day parade, drawing condemnation from Jewish rights campaigners.

Corona pushes cross-border law practice supervisory body

GMANews.TV – ‎23 minutes ago‎
Amid globalization and free trade, Chief Justice Renato Corona pushed this week for an international or regional regulatory board to supervise “cross-border” practice of law.

Fresh unrest hits Kosovo

The Nation, Pakistan – ‎1 hour ago‎
PRISTINA (AFP) – Fresh violence flared in flashpoint northern Kosovo on Wednesday, further fanning tensions after a new round of EU-mediated talks between the rival governments in Pristina and Belgrade was shelved.

Oil militants threaten independence day attacks

Vanguard – ‎56 minutes ago‎
LAGOS (AFP) – Militants from oil producing Niger Delta on Wednesday threatened to bomb areas in the capital Abuja, scene of last year’s Independence Day bombings which killed 12 people.

Yemen: Succession Plan May Be Near

New York Times – Laura Kasinof – ‎2 hours ago‎
An agreement between Yemen’s government and its opponents on how to carry out a transfer of power has overcome setbacks caused by the outbreak of violence in the capital last week and is near completion, Yemeni officials said.

Volcano threat sparks evacuation in Canaries

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎5 hours ago‎
Police evacuated residents and tourists from the foot of a volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands after a series of earthquakes raised fears of an eruption.

 

S c i e n c e

All systems go for key space launch

China Daily – Xin Dingding – ‎3 hours ago‎
JIUQUAN, Gansu – Fuel has been injected into the Long March II-F T1 carrier rocket in preparation for the launch of the Tiangong-1 space module on Thursday night as planned, a spokeswoman for China’s manned space program 

Swimmer ignores shark warning, loses legs

The Australian – Jonathan Clayton – ‎4 hours ago‎
A BRITISH resident of South Africa was fighting for his life yesterday after being mauled by a great white shark off Cape Town. Michael Cohen, 42, who has lived in the area for years, was attacked at a tourist beach in Fish Hoek, about 30km north of 

Einstein’s general relativity theory proved again in galaxy clusters

Xinhua – Chen Zhi – ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhuanet) — A new study has accurately proved Einstein’s general relativity theory again on cosmic scales.

‘Fried Egg’ Nebula Cracks Unusual Hypergiant Star (Video)

Gather.com – Kate James – ‎1 hour ago‎
The Fried Egg Nebula has cracked open a rare hypergiant star. A telescope in Europe recently captured the best image of the unusual cosmic phenomenon.

NASA satellite uncontrollably falls to Earth in South Pacific, not Canada, as 

scallywagandvagabond – Zack Oleson – ‎1 hour ago‎
Is it just me, or do things seem particularly unstable at the moment? I know everyone says that all the time, but 2012 is approaching (the election and Armageddon), the weather’s weird and 

New Aurora Australis view from space

Sydney Morning Herald – ‎43 minutes ago‎
RAW VISION: Astronauts on the International Space Station use film the aurora australis, or “southern lights”, while passing over the Indian Ocean on September 17, 2011.

Large sunspot to soon face Earth

Houston Chronicle (blog) – ‎8 hours ago‎
No, Katy needn’t evacuate, but some astronomers are closely watching the skies for possible solar storms. Rice University astrophysicist David Alexander notes that a large sunspot that is slowly rotating toward Earth and could produce potentially 

Neutrinos prove Einstein wrong

The Simmons Voice – ‎5 hours ago‎
Due to a recent discovery at the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN), many scientists have been wondering if Einstein’s theory of special relativity has been proven wrong.
Let there be light Times of India
Is Einstein Wrong? NPR (blog)

 

H e a l t h

Killer Cantaloupe: What You Need to Know About Listeria Outbreaks

The Atlantic – Nicholas Jackson – ‎1 hour ago‎
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that 13 deaths in a number of states are linked to a batch of tainted cantaloupes that originated at Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado.

Treatment for advanced ovarian cancer receives positive opinion

Philippine Star – ‎12 hours ago‎
BASEL, Switzerland – Roche has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for the use of bevacizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) as a front-line 
Avastin drug withdrawn Optician Online

Begin heart health at home

IBNLive.com – ‎24 minutes ago‎
KOCHI: Today is the World Heart Day. World Heart Day was created in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives each year.

Chew On This: How to eat like a Hobbit

Towerlight – ‎1 hour ago‎
There is no one culprit for weight gain. In my last column, I discussed the abundance of sugar in the American diet and how we can take control of how much sugar we consume rather than ignorantly eating foods that contain much more sugar than we’d 
The seven laws of leanness Zamboanga Today Online

Jonah Hill Weight Loss Jonah Hill Diet Program – Find The Best Diet Program

ERE Media (blog) – Robert Simpson – ‎4 hours ago‎
Jonah Hill Weight Loss Jonah Hill Diet Program – Isn’t amazing how all of the celebrities you see have a celebrity diet plan for weight loss to maintain their weight.

Global Study: More Young People Are Having Unsafe Sex

TheBody.com – Kellee Terrell – ‎10 hours ago‎
Reuters reported that a study conducted to commemorate World Contraception Day has found that not only are more and more young people around the world having unprotected sex, but they don’t have enough knowledge about safer sex and 

Diabetes again linked to colon cancer risk

msnbc.com – ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW YORK – A new research review confirms that people with diabetes have a somewhat increased risk of colon cancer – but the reasons for the connection, and what should be done about it, remain unclear.

NegOr gov’t to conduct free feeding for Pamplona village pupils

Philippine Information Agency – Rachelle M. Nessia – ‎3 hours ago‎
DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) — The provincial government will hold a feeding program today for some 500 elementary pupils in Brgy.

Doctor says menopausal stage a new beginning for women

Inquirer.net – Ruth V. Rosell – ‎5 hours ago‎
AN officer of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) said the menopausal stage is a new chapter in the life of a woman and not an end.

‘Baby Joseph,’ focus of treatment dispute, dies

CNN – Maggie SchneiderSabriya Rice – ‎1 hour ago‎
“Baby Joseph” Maraachli died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, in Windsor, Ontario, his family said. The infant received a tracheotomy at a hospital in St. Louis (CNN) — Joseph Maraachli, the infant who became the center of an international 

Brain-damaged woman not allowed to die

The Asian Age – ‎1 hour ago‎
Life-support system given to a brain-damaged, minimally-conscious woman should not be withdrawn and she should not be allowed to die, a judge has ruled.

Cytisine Is Cheap And Effective In Helping Smokers Quit

Medical News Today – Christian Nordqvist -‎54 minutes ago‎
Tabex, a low cost medication which contains Cytisine, a nicotine substitute derived from laburnum seeds, triples a person’s chances of successfully giving up smoking, compared to a placebo, researchers reported in NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine) 

Top economists say circumcision not best anti-HIV tactic

USA Today – Oren Dorell – ‎3 hours ago‎
A group of top world economists said Wednesday that adult male circumcision, a top global priority for preventing HIV infection, is not nearly as cost-effective as other methods of prevention.

Florida Hospital Waterman to go pink again in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness 

Orlando Sentinel – ‎1 hour ago‎
For the second year in a row, the hospital’s signature fountain will be tinted and the canopy lit in the same shade “in honor of the many lives touched by breast cancer,” according to the hospital.
Beauty: Think pink New Zealand Herald

Full of Beans

Hindustan Times – ‎11 hours ago‎
Oh joy! Some rare good news from that messenger of repeated gloom where women are concerned: medical science. Caffeine is good for you.

Slightly high blood pressure also dangerous: study

Xinhua – Chen Zhi – ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhuanet) — Even a slightly high blood pressure is considered dangerous to largely increase the stroke risk, a new study found.

Women Have Genetically Stronger ‘X-Factor’ Than Men – Study

International Business Times – ‎1 hour ago‎
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | September 28, 2011 11:21 PM EDT New research has busted the myth behind “man-flu” and why women have stronger immune systems as compared to men.

Study Warns Men with Enlarged Prostates

First Coast News – ‎5 hours ago‎
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Some researchers are now telling men that suffer from prostate problems to save their money. New research warns patients not to waste it on a popular supplement touted to treat prostate enlargement.

 

E n t e r t a i n m e n t

Doctor covered up Jackson’s condition, witnesses testify

Los Angeles Times – ‎36 minutes ago‎
The singer’s assistant says in court that Conrad Murray called to say the singer had had a ‘bad reaction’ when he stopped breathing.

Anne and Cristine ‘switch’ roles

Tempo – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
“MMK” as in “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” the long-running and top-rating drama anthology on ABS-CBN hosted by Charo Santos. No, not all.

Vica Ganda topbills ‘Praybeyt Benjamin’

Sun.Star – ‎3 hours ago‎
By Glaiza Jarloc “SHOWTIME” host Vice Ganda will once again grace the silver screen with his upcoming movie “Praybet Benjamin.

National rugby team, Bianca Manalo on ‘Us Girls’ tonight

Sun.Star – ‎3 hours ago‎
MANILA — The Philippine National Rugby team will grace the lifestyle magazine show “Us Girls” Thursday night. Dubbed as the Volcanoes, the team will give a crash course on rugby with guest host Cesca Litton.

Lone bettor wins P72.5M grand lotto jackpot

GMANews.TV – ‎38 minutes ago‎
Amid the gloom over the deaths caused by Typhoon Pedring (Nesat), a lone bettor has reason to rejoice for winning P72.537 million in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s Grand Lotto draw Wednesday night.

DOLE 3 named Best Performing “Level 1” Labor regional office

Philippine Information Agency – Lorenzo J. Datu – ‎2 hours ago‎
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 29 (PIA) — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently cited its Central Luzon regional office as the Best Performing Level 1 Regional Office in the entire archipelago.

Fire breaks out in Barangay Sacred Heart in Quezon City

Inquirer.net – Jamie Marie Elona – ‎18 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines—Fire broke out in a residential area in Barangay Sacred Heart, 4 th district, Quezon City, Wednesday afternoon, QC Fire Protection Office said.

Warrior, Emotionally rich drama about brawling brothers is a knockout

Wilson County News – ‎9 hours ago‎
Watching two guys beat each other senseless might not be your idea of a great night out, but don’t dismiss “Warrior” because it happens to be set in the pulverizing world of mixed martial arts.
‘Burg Night Out @ The Movies: Warrior i love the ‘burg! Downtown St. Pete

Southwest Airlines CEO Defends Leisha Hailey Removal; Company Touts GLBT Outreach

Hollywood Reporter – Sofia M. Fernandez – ‎1 hour ago‎
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly is defending the company’s decision to escort L Word actress Leisha Hailey off of a flight in San Antonio, Texas Sunday for kissing her girlfriend.

Charice hopes to work with Lady Gaga, Madonna

ABS CBN News – ‎1 hour ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – International singing sensation Charice said that she hopes to work with Madonna and Lady Gaga. “I’ve never met Madonna and Lady Gaga but the way I see them, I watch the video of them, I could see that they are real and I want to 

Marilyn Monroe, George Harrison Featured at NY

BusinessWeek – Rick Warner – ‎20 minutes ago‎
By Bloomberg Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Michelle Williams plays Marilyn Monroe, Roman Polanski adapts a celebrated play and Martin Scorsese directs a documentary about George Harrison at the 49th New York Film Festival.

Jon Katz on ‘Finding Peace When Pets Die’

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) – Jim Higgins -‎13 hours ago‎
Popular author Jon Katz has written many books about dogs. His new one is a book that none of us may be eager to read, but many of us who own pets might benefit from.

STAGE TUBE: WICKED Preps for Singapore Premiere – Promo Video Released!

Broadway World – Oliver Oliveros – ‎7 hours ago‎
One of Broadway’s current blockbusters, Wicked, will premiere at the Grand Theater, which is located within Marina Bay Sands, on December 7; its limited engagement season will run until January 29, 2012.

Complete Tracklist for ‘Breaking Dawn’ CD Confirmed

FEARnet.com – Gregory Burkart – ‎8 hours ago‎
Attention all Twi-hards… the final complete list of artists contributing to the official soundtrack CD for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has been revealed, and just like the previous top-selling 

Red Mango for fro-yo on the go

Yes! Weekly – Brian Clarey – ‎13 hours ago‎
The toppings at Red Mango – fruit, candy, nuts and sugar-sweetened cereal among them – are always fresh. The frozen yogurt is pretty great, too.
The original fro-yo Manila Standard Today

Giuliana Rancic Is “Nervous As Hell” About Third IVF Treatment

Celebrity Baby Scoop – Marsha Takeda-Morrison -‎5 hours ago‎
Giuliana Rancic is about to undergo her third IVF treatment in her quest to get pregnant, so some jittery nerves are to be expected.

A Singapore weekend with superstar chefs

Philippine Star – ‎12 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Singapore was always on my list when it came to food trips. It’s an easily accessible place via a quick plane ride, great hotels, and most of all amazing local eats everywhere.

The feast of archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Rafael Thrusday

Manila Bulletin – ‎14 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Thursday’s liturgy celebrates the important roles of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael in the divine plan of salvation.

2011 Food and Wine Festival Offers Mobile WebApp, Gowalla Stamps

Stitch Kingdom (blog) – ‎4 hours ago‎
Available throughout Walt Disney World’s Epcot during the International Food and Wine Festival, September 30 – November 13, 2011, the QR code shown here will take guests to an official mobile site for the event.
Food News Honolulu Weekly

 

S p o r t  s

Willing to help again

Journal Online – Zean Macamay – ‎3 hours ago‎
THE PBA once again sees it fit to extend a lending hand in the formation of the national team. Witnessing how Smart-Gilas registered the best finish for the Philippines in the FIBA-Asia Championships in 24 years just recently, the executive committee 

Chiefs imperil Cardinals’ bid for fourth spot

Philippine Star – Olmin Leyba – ‎12 hours ago‎
St. Benilde’s Luis Sinco slashes through San Beda’s defense made up of (from left) Kyle Pascual, Anjo Caram and Jake Pascual.

FEU, DLSU sweep table tennis

Tempo – ‎7 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – FAR Eastern University (FEU) swept the men’s first round and so did De La Salle in the women’s section to tow the field after the first round of hostilities of UAAP Season 74 table tennis at the Blue Eagle Gym over the weekend.

Pacquiao-Marquez: Roach doesn’t want Manny to be nice on November 12th

BoxingNews24.com – ‎10 hours ago‎
By Chris Williams: Freddie Roach feels that Manny Pacquiao has become too compassionate lately in fights against Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley.

Weiss wary Azkals still lack cohesion

Philippine Star – Olmin Leyba – ‎12 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Azkals coach Michael Weiss expressed guarded optimism of Phl XI’s chances in the Long Teng Cup in Kaohsiung, Chinese-Taipei, noting how far from being one 

Arellano trips Mapua, splits season series over Cardinals

GMANews.TV – Reuben Terrado – ‎13 hours ago‎
Since Leo Isaac took over as Arellano University’s coach in 2010 his Chiefs has split their season series over the Mapua Cardinals.

P1M Sherwood Hills Golf Classic fires off today

Inquirer.net – ‎6 hours ago‎
WITH the regulars in the Asian Tour back in the fold, a fierce battle is expected to ensue over at the Sherwood Hills Golf and Country Club as the P1M Sherwood Hills Golf Classic tees off today in Trece Martirez, Cavite.

JEFF MAYWEATHER: “MANNY IS THE ONE THAT HAS TO PROVE HIMSELF”

Fight Hype – Percy Crawford – ‎22 minutes ago‎
“I thought it was a masterful performance and everybody knows why Ortiz did what he did. He got frustrated. I loved the ending.

NBA legend Drexler a fan of Pacquiao

ABS CBN News – ‎30 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Like many stars of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Clyde Drexler is a fan of Filipino boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

Rays 8, Yankees 7(12)

CBSSports.com – ‎12 minutes ago‎
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays clinched the AL wild card with a stunning rally Wednesday night, overcoming a late seven-run deficit and then beating the New York Yankees 8-7 on Evan Longoria’s home run in the 12th inning.

National rugby team, Bianca Manalo on ‘Us Girls’ tonight

Sun.Star – ‎3 hours ago‎
MANILA — The Philippine National Rugby team will grace the lifestyle magazine show “Us Girls” Thursday night. Dubbed as the Volcanoes, the team will give a crash course on rugby with guest host Cesca Litton.

Calderon LBC Ronda’s new leader

Philippine Star – Joey Villar – ‎12 hours ago‎
Lloyd Lucien Reynante of Team 7-11/RTS Racing expresses his jubilation after a solo finish in the third stage of LBC Ronda Pilipinas in Caticlan, Aklan.
Reynante sizzles Manila Bulletin

Lone bettor wins P72.5M grand lotto jackpot

GMANews.TV – ‎38 minutes ago‎
Amid the gloom over the deaths caused by Typhoon Pedring (Nesat), a lone bettor has reason to rejoice for winning P72.537 million in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s Grand Lotto draw Wednesday night.

Boxing body rejects criticisms of Azeri seedings

Irish Times – ‎5 hours ago‎
BOXING : AMATEUR BOXING body AIBA rejected criticism of the seeding system for the world championships in Azerbaijan yesterday and accused critics of landing a “cheap shot” and lacking understanding of the rules.

Martinez: Donaire will be world’s best boxer

ABS CBN News – ‎4 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – World bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. has a fan in middleweight champion Sergio Martinez of Argentina.

Ribery: I am a different person

IEWY News – ‎32 minutes ago‎
French midfielder Franck Ribery has said his dream is to win the UEFA Champions League and labelled his Bayern Munich team one of the best in Europe after their victory over Manchester City.

China takes FIBA Asia, NBA to resume talks today

Examiner.com – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
Washington Wizards forward Yi Jianlian scored the game-winning free throw Sunday as China defeated Jordan 70-69, which gave China the rights to the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship.

Valencia, Chelsea draw 1-1 at Champions League

Xinhua – Fang Yang – ‎3 hours ago‎
MADRID, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — Valencia and Chelsea drew 1-1 in Valencia’s Mestalla Stadium on Wednesday in the Champions League group match.

Rugby World Cup 2011: Chris Ashton eyes World Cup try record as Scots admit 

Mirror.co.uk – Alex Spink – ‎2 hours ago‎
England try machine Chris Ashton has Scotland on red alert ahead of Saturday’s World Cup showdown. Ashton is the tournament’s top try scorer with five and according to Ben Foden “hungry enough and greedy enough” to break the record of eight.

NBA lockout heads to key stretch this weekend

Forbes – Brian MahoneyTim Reynolds -‎49 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK — Regular-season games could be at stake when NBA owners and players meet this weekend. And those might not be all that is lost, Commissioner David Stern warned, without real headway toward a new 

 

T e c h n o l o g y

Amazon Bargain Tablet to Grow Market Without Being ‘IPad Killer’

BusinessWeek – ‎20 minutes ago‎
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire is poised to help Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos lure bargain tablet-computer shoppers.

Apple-Samsung Australia ruling targeted next week

MarketWatch – Ross Kelly – ‎59 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — An Australian court said Thursday it hopes to make a decision next week on whether to grant Apple Inc. /quotes/zigman/68270/quotes/nls/aapl AAPL -0.56% an injunction to block the sale of Samsung Electronics Co.

Google+ traffic surges, closes in on MySpace, LinkedIn

Economic Times – ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK: Google+ is still no Facebook, Twitter or even MySpace, but its decision to open its services to all users is already paying dividends.

‘Reliable’ Nokia goes ‘young’ to retain Indian market share

mydigitalfc.com – Meghna Maiti – ‎11 hours ago‎
money handsets, is repositioning itself as a cool, young brand as it attempts to slow the decline in its market share from a barrage of Indian and Korean brands.

Jey Leno Checks Out 2012 Lamborghini Aventador [Video]

autoevolution – ‎12 hours ago‎
The first Aventadors are gradually reaching their respective owners, and the new supercar manages to impress everyone. But it takes a true car fanatic to bring out all that’s good about the replacement for the mighty Murcielago.

CNET readers react to the iPod’s possible demise

CNET – Don Reisinger – ‎14 hours ago‎
CNET senior editor Donald Bell discussed that possibility yesterday, saying that he’s “a little worried for the iPod.” He pointed out that the iPod has been surviving in the shadow of the iPhone and iPad, and as time goes on, the portable media players 

The Strange Case of a New iPhone 5 Case Rumor

The iPhone 5 News Blog (blog) – Michael Nace -‎11 hours ago‎
An Asian iPhone 5 rumor blog is reporting that Foxconn “lost” an iPhone 5 prototype in China, leading to a flurry of iPhone 5 cases revealed ahead of the product’s launch.

Researchers hack e-voting machine, similar to 2012 Election Day machines

Digitaltrends.com – ‎47 minutes ago‎
A group of American computer science and security experts have performed a hack on an e-voting machine similar to ones which will be used on Election Day in 2012.

Microsoft, Samsung strike licensing deal

ZDNet Asia – Roger Cheng – ‎2 hours ago‎
Under the deal, Samsung pays Microsoft a royalty for every Android phone and tablet it makes. Samsung also agreed to provide marketing support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone.

Facebook once again invades personal privacy

Truman Index – ‎43 minutes ago‎
It seems every few months Facebook changes its format. Many wonder why the masterminds behind the website so often change something that was fine the way it was.

Motorola Mobility Says US DoJ Antitrust Unit Seeks More Data On Google Deal

RTT News – ‎54 minutes ago‎
(RTTNews) – Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (MMI: News ) revealed Wednesday in a regulatory filing that it has received a request from the antitrust division of US Department of Justice (DOJ) for additional information related to its proposed merger 

Wheres my Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) update?

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) – ‎6 hours ago‎
There seems to be some confusion around when Windows Phone users will get their big “Mango” software update. As least that’s what I’m hearing from Microsoft Blog readers.

Meego and Tizen Will Have Some Interoperability

PCWorld – Nancy Gohring – ‎4 hours ago‎
Applications written for Meego netbooks will work on devices running Tizen, the new Linux-based mobile OS project from Intel and Samsung, but Meego apps written for smartphones won’t work on Tizen devices, Intel said.

Einstein’s general relativity theory proved again in galaxy clusters

Xinhua – Chen Zhi – ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhuanet) — A new study has accurately proved Einstein’s general relativity theory again on cosmic scales.

Google investing $200m for data centres in Asia

Times of Oman – ‎3 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG: Google, owner of the world’s most-popular search-engine, said it will invest more than $200 million building its first centres in Asia that house Internet data, accelerating plans to expand in the region.

OnStar backs down over GPS tracking of ex-customers

Register – ‎9 hours ago‎
OnStar has backed down from a proposed change in its terms and conditions that would have seen the vehicle info system collecting car monitoring data on former customers.

Mozilla puts Firefox 7 on memory diet, patches 11 bugs

Computerworld – Gregg Keizer – ‎8 hours ago‎
Computerworld – Mozilla yesterday patched 11 vulnerabilities in the desktop edition of Firefox as it upgraded the browser to version 7. The company has batted a thousand so far in its rapid release schedule: Firefox 7 marks the third 

EA says improvements en route for Madden 12 iOS

CNET – John Scott Lewinski – ‎4 hours ago‎
An update is on the way to repair serious shortcomings with the iOS version of Madden 12, EA Sports says. Earlier this week, we reported that reviews in the iTunes store were brutal for the iPod, iPad, and iPhone versions of the massively popular 

Microsoft Windows for 2012

Stuff.co.nz – Chris Gardner – ‎1 hour ago‎
The next version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Windows 8, could be anything from a few months to more than a year away.

 

MARKET INFORMATION
   Market Closed
   As of THU SEP 29, 2011 12:10:00 PM
PSE COMPOSITE AND SECTORAL INDICES
VALUE CHANGE % CHG
 PSEi    3,877.63    1.51    0.039   
 All Shares    2,787.78    0.61    0.0219   
 Financials    889.58    13.99    1.5978   
 Industrial    6,506.67    21.06    0.3226   
 Holding Firms    3,033.76    6.67    0.2194   
 Property    1,353.79    12.05    0.8981   
 Services    1,386.56    7.67    0.5501   
 Mining & Oil    19,514.40    63.13    0.3246   

http://222.127.103.50/html/MarketInformation/getstockinfo.jsp

MARKET ACTIVITY
   Trades 15828
   Volume 7,975,147,487
   Value 5,178,638,395
   Advances 75
   Declines 61
   Unchanged 38

 

Lotto Game Combinations Draw Date Jackpot Winners
Megalotto 6/45 26-29-36-41-37-11 9/28/2011 12,860,541.00 0
4D Luzon 5-0-9-2 9/28/2011 60,374.00 9
4D Vismin 5-0-9-2 9/28/2011 47,034.00 5
Swertres Lotto 11AM 3-7-6 9/28/2011 4,500.00 143
Swertres Lotto 4PM 0-1-7 9/28/2011 4,500.00 161
Swertres Lotto 9PM 2-4-6 9/28/2011 4,500.00 466
EZ2 Lotto Luzon 9PM 01-03 9/28/2011 4,000.00 365
EZ2 Lotto Vismin 9PM 01-03 9/28/2011 4,000.00 31
EZ2 Lotto 11AM 08-17 9/28/2011 4,000.00 96
EZ2 Lotto 4PM 05-19 9/28/2011 4,000.00 138
Grand Lotto 27-12-07-28-08-21 9/28/2011 72,537,879.60 1

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Philippine Stock Exchange  |  PHILIPPINE MUTUAL FUNDS
Company Name NAV per share (PhP) One Year Return (%) Three Year Return (%) Four Year Return (%) Year-to-date Return (%)
ATR KimEng Equity Opportunity Fund 2.5248 -5.28% 13.74% 8.8% -9.47%
First Metro Save & Learn Equity Fund, Inc. 3.3288 4.34% 27.38% 16.72% -4.57%
Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc. 346.76 -2.74% 19.81% 12.88% -8.32%
Philequity Fund, Inc. 18.8535 -2.19% 22.93% 14.11% -6.66%
Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc. 2.6237 0.67% 17.77% 16.25% -3.01%
Philippine Stock Index Fund Corp. * 406.09 -8.22% 12.73% 7.79% -11.43%
Sun Life Prosperity Phil. Equity Fund, Inc. 2.442 -2.2% 15.19% 10.47% -6.49%
United Fund, Inc. 2.5965 -5.09% 9.35% 7.45% -9.18%
ATR KimEng Asia Plus Recovery Fund, Inc. ** $0.8762 -19.01% n.a. n.a. -22.38%
ALFM Growth Fund, Inc * 160.33 -8.98% n.a. n.a. -14.57%
Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund, Inc.* 1.3182 23.94% n.a. n.a. -6.97%
First Metro Save & Learn Balanced Fund Inc. 1.8666 3.61% 27.16% n.a. -6.13%
GSIS Mutual Fund, Inc. 2.6427 -4.18% 16.33% 12.67% -9.61%
MFCP Kabuhayan Fund 1.488 -4.29% 10.46% 7.51% -7.3%
NCM Mutual Funds of the Phils., Inc. 1.3461 n.a. n.a. n.a. -6.01%
Optima Balanced Fund, Inc. 1.1883 1.71% 11.03% 4.59% -1.91%
Philam Fund, Inc. 11.6954 -2.25% 17.15% 11.89% -7.6%
Sun Life Prosperity Balanced Fund, Inc. 2.4798 -2.58% 10.44% 8.17% -5.73%
Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder, Inc. $0.03041 n.a. n.a. n.a. 4.14%
PAMI Asia Balanced Fund, Inc. $0.901 n.a. n.a. n.a. -10.9%
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Advantage Fund, Inc. $2.6074 -4.49% 1.56% 2.08% -2.99%
ALFM Peso Bond Fund, Inc. * 271.52 5.01% 5.89% 6.06% 2.38%
Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc. 2.0099 13.33% 11.14% 9.22% 6.01%
Ekklesia Mutual Fund Inc. * 1.6241 7.14% 5.02% 4.76% 3.66%
First Metro Save & Learn Fixed Income Fund, Inc. 1.5468 9.38% 7.61% 6.48% 4.75%
Grepalife Bond Fund Corp. 1.1674 2.36% n.a. n.a. 2.35%
Philam Bond Fund, Inc. 3.2416 5.1% 5.91% 5.71% 3.27%
Philequity Peso Bond Fund Inc. 2.6756 5.43% 6.9% 8.37% 3.31%
Prudentialife Fixed Income Fund Inc. 1.5842 2.15% 2.6% 4.23% 0.12%
Sun Life Prosperity Bond Fund, Inc. 2.2847 4.86% 6.03% 4.92% 2.99%
Sun Life Prosperity GS Fund, Inc. 1.3346 4.9% 8.04% 5.75% 1.16%
ALFM Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. * $355.6 2.67% 4.41% 4.59% 2.03%
ALFM Euro Bond Fund, Inc. * €177.91 -0.5% 3.35% 2.72% -0.51%
ATR KimEng Total Return Bond Fund, Inc. ** $1.0154 1.53% n.a. n.a. 1%
Grepalife Dollar Bond Fund Corp. $1.3971 0.69% 6.8% 5.79% 1.49%
Grepalife Fixed Income Fund Corp. P1.4488 3.73% 6.01% 5.02% 3.38%
MAA Privilege Dollar Fixed Income Fund, Inc. $1.32681 -0.53% 2.02% 2.79% 3.18%
MAA Privilege Euro Fixed Income Fund, Inc. €0.02811 n.a. n.a. n.a. -3.4%
PAMI Global Bond Fund, Inc. $1.231 2.39% 4.86% n.a. 4%
Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. $1.8279 -1.15% 6.42% 5.91% 0.82%
Philequity Dollar Income Fund Inc. $0.0461693 -0.2% 6.65% 6.95% 0.37%
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Abundance Fund, Inc. $2.582 -0.54% 6.84% 4.97% 2.1%
ALFM Money Market Fund, Inc. * 105.31 3.5% n.a. n.a. 2.22%
ATR KimEng Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.1083 1% 0.99% -0.92% 0.57%
First Metro Save & Learn Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.0386 1.9% n.a. n.a. 1%
Philam Managed Income Fund, Inc. 1.1098 0.85% 1.48% n.a. 0.39%
Sun Life Prosperity Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.1254 0.37% 1% 1.48% 0.23%

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