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PLDT workers lose P2-M labor case at Court of Appeals

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The appellate court rules that PLDT and the Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation did not engage in labor-only contracting

Microsoft 'waiting to find out' why Bing went offline in China

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Bing's temporary disruption comes as a surprise because the search engine has followed China's censorship rules

Screenshot from Bing.com


Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Bing's disruption comes as the United States and China are locked in a bruising trade war, with US accusations that China steals technological know-how among the core disagreements.

3 students killed in China university lab explosion

Dec 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The explosion happened 'during a scientific research experiment' on wastewater treatment, says the Beijing Fire Department

'Mortal Engines' review: Crash and burn

Dec 09, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Mortal Engines' is so dogged in its desire to push the narrative forward as fast and bombastic as possible that the film barely has any room to breathe

Google CEO U.S. House appearance postponed to December 11

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) The hearing will look at how internet firms may 'suppress particular viewpoints and manipulate public opinion,' says US lawmaker Bob Goodlatte

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.


PRC results: November 2018 chemical engineer licensure examination

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed chemical engineers

At Germany fair, PH firm shows innovations in weather forecasting, agriculture

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Addressing pertinent issues in the Philippines through technology, a local company demonstrates its idea of nation-building, and encourages the youth to pursue careers in STEM

U.S. Army unfurls miles of fencing along border with Mexico

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:32 PM

American troops from the 19th Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Knox, Kentucky, uncoil reel and reel of vicious-looking fencing

Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are installing barbed wire fences on the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo on November 18, 2018. Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are working in Laredo to install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Thomas WATKINS / AFP

RESULTS: November 2018 Civil Engineer board exam

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:49 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 6,262 out of 13,887 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

Toshiba slashes 7,000 jobs, downgrades profit outlook

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'Over the next 5 years, we expect a reduction of 7,000 jobs,' many coming from early retirement, CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani says

TOSHIBA. This file photo taken on February 16, 2017 shows the Toshiba Corporation logo at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

PRC results: October 2018 geodetic engineer licensure examination

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:19 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed geodetic engineers

Anti-graft court says enough evidence to convict Baseco president Maligalig

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Sandiganbayan says unless Proceso Maligalig chooses to make a rebuttal, documents submitted to court are enough to declare him guilty of graft and malversation

THE ANTI-GRAFT COURT. Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit.

Google says it fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Google releases an email sent to employees from Sundar Pichai saying 48 people had been terminated for sexual harassment in the past two years, including 13 who were senior managers and above and that none received 'an exit package'

How humans fit into Google’s machine future

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:10 AM

'The perfect search engine would be like the mind of God,' Google co-founder Sergey Brin has once said

How Google’s innovation will continue beyond its 20th year

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

One day, a personal fitness tracker might note that a user’s resting heart rate is 15% higher this week than the average over the past six months. From there, Google might offer up research or doctors’ advice about cardiovascular health

ALPHABET. Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Trump idea on regulating Google 'unfathomable'

Aug 31, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Legal and media experts say Google and other internet firms enjoy the same constitutional protections on free speech as news outlets


Hong Kong professor arrested for murder after body found in suitcase

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Officers discover the body of a woman, wearing only her underwear and with electric wire around her neck, hidden in a suitcase inside a large wooden box in the professor's office

Here's what we really know about Google's mysterious search engine

Aug 29, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Algorithms, AI, crawlers – here's a look at some of the underpinnings of Google's search engine


Trump warns tech giants, stepping up attacks claiming 'bias'

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:47 AM

A top White House aide suggests some type of regulation may be coming in response to the president's complaints

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


RESULTS: August 2018 agricultural and biosystems engineer licensure examination

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:14 PM

851 out of 1,502 passed the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer Licensure Examination

Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine – New York Times

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:19 PM

'We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google employees need to know what we're building,' they say in the letter, according to the Times


2018 Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award open to nominations until Sept 17

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The deadline for the submission of nominations is extended until September 17, 2018

Results: August 2018 Sanitary Engineers board exam

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:46 AM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed Sanitary Engineers

PRC results: August 2018 mining engineer licensure exam

Aug 10, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed mining engineers!

Googlers bristle at censoring search for China – report

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Google withdrew its search engine from China 8 years ago due to censorship and hacking but it is now working on a project for the country codenamed 'Dragonfly,' according to Google employees

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China – source

Aug 02, 2018 - 2:38 PM

'It will be a dark day for internet freedom if Google has acquiesced to China's extreme censorship rules to gain market access,' says an Amnesty International researcher

GOOGLE CHINA. This photo taken on April 11, 2016 shows visitors gathering at Google booth during the 2016 China International Electronic Commerce Expo in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province. AFP Photo/STR


British engine maker Rolls-Royce cuts 4,600 jobs

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The London-listed company, whose engines are used in Airbus and Boeing aircraft, says the latest cuts would produce $536 million of annual cost savings by the end of 2020

ENGINE MAKER. File photo shows a Rolls Royce Trend 1000 engine exhibited during the Singapore Airshow on February 7, 2018.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

PRC results: May 2018 chemical engineer licensure exam

May 29, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of newly licensed chemical engineers!

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Malacañang: Blacklisted Chinese firms deserve second chance

May 24, 2018 - 1:25 PM

This time, there will be 'no collusion' between the Chinese firms and local companies, says Marawi rehabilitation task force chief Eduardo del Rosario

China firms in Marawi rehab once blacklisted by World Bank

May 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

These two Chinese firms are now part of the Bangon Marawi Consortium, a group of Chinese and Filipino companies tapped to rebuild areas hit by the Marawi siege

BLACKLIST. China State Construction Engineering Corporation and China Geo Engineering Corporation were sanctioned by the World Bank's anti-corruption unit in 2009.

RESULTS: May 2018 Civil Engineer board exam

May 11, 2018 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 2,738 out of 7,599 passed the May 2018 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

RESULTS: April 2018 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Congratulations to the passers!

At least 25% of jobs in Southeast Asia may be automated in next 2 decades – ILO

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'Lower-skilled jobs in labor-intensive sectors will be increasingly displaced by technology that is cheaper and more accessible,' says the International Labour Organization

REPLACED? The International Labour Organization reported at least a quarter of jobs in Southeast Asia may facer automation in the next 2 decades. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

RESULTS: April 2018 Electronics Engineer and Electronics Technician licensure exams

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Congratulations to the passers!

Apple snags Google's top AI executive - report

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

John Giannandrea, Google's former head of AI and search, represents Apple's bid to keep up with the competition when it comes to its AI technology

GIANNANDREA. Google's former senior VP of engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Steve Jennings/AFP


'Out of control' space lab to become celestial fireball on April 2 – China

Apr 01, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The Tiangong-1 is expected to make an uncontrolled earthbound plunge on Monday, April 2, but Chinese authorities say there is 'no need for people to worry'

Chinese technicians at the Jiuquan Space Centre monitor the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft as it prepares to link with the Tiangong-1 module just over a week into a manned space mission which includes China's first female astronaut, following an automatic docking, on June 24, 2012. The Chinese spacecraft on June 24 successfully completed the country's first manual docking in orbit, a milestone in an ambitious programme to build a space station by the end of the decade. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO / STR

China says Earth-bound space lab to offer 'splendid' show

Mar 30, 2018 - 10:23 PM

Such falling spacecraft do 'not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth,' China Manned Space Engineering Office says

Batangas City high school students excel in robotics competition

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Batangas National High School robotics coach Ronald Calderon says local government support is critical in ensuring the success of their robotics program

ROBOTICS. Members of the Batangas City delegation to the 15th National Science Quest present their winning entries to Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha. Photo by Batangas City PIO

RESULTS: February 2018 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam

Mar 02, 2018 - 7:01 PM

933 out of 1,983 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 20 out of 44 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination last February 2018

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

Google fined $21M in India for abusing dominant position

Feb 09, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Google has been found to have favored its own services when customers ran searches according to the Competition Commission of India

GOOGLE. The search giant faces fines in India. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP


Results: January 2018 Sanitary Engineer board exam

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed Sanitary engineers

Military engineers clear 30% of Marawi areas from IEDs, explosives

Dec 30, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Over 500 AFP engineers are in Marawi to clear the city of explosive devices and pave the way for rehabilitation efforts to commence

PROGRESS. The AFP says 30% of 'most affected areas' in Marawi City are cleared of explosives. File photo

Microsoft adds AI features, Reddit partnership to Bing search engine

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new features aim to add more nuance to answers given on search queries

Genetic tool that can doom a species under UN review

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Gene drive advocates and critics square off in Montreal this week in an obscure working group under the Convention on Biological Diversity

GENETIC LAB. In this file photo, doctor performs laboratory tests in the Genetic Research Center of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) Microbiology Research Institute in Tegucigalpa on February 5, 2016. Orlando Sierra/AFP

Meralco launching e-payment portal, consumption info service in Q1 2018

Nov 24, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Meralco calls it the 'Customer Experience Engine,' which will allow consumers to request for consumption information, pay bills and apply for services online


Results: November 2017 Chemical Engineer board exam

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

RESULTS: November 2017 Civil Engineer board exam

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:49 PM

6,075 out of 12,447 passed the November 2017 Civil Engineer licensure examination

RESULTS: November 2017 Aeronautical Engineer board exam

Nov 20, 2017 - 4:47 PM

235 out of 376 passed the Aeronautical Engineer Licensure Examination in Manila this November 2017