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Funds for health cut by P10 billion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Funds for health services in the P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 that the House of Representatives approved on Friday were slashed by about P10 billion, even as the ...

Poe wants banks to justify plan to raise ATM fees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Banks should justify their plan to raise fees for automated teller machine (ATM) transactions, Sen. Grace Poe said on Sunday, as she reiterated that any proposed hike ...

Drug suspect killed, another wounded in Navotas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected drug peddler was killed while another was wounded after they reportedly traded shots with the Navotas police during an alleged buy-bust operation at midnight on ...

Huawei Confirms Another Nasty Surprise For Mate 30 Buyers
Forbes - 2019-09-22
Richard Yu, Huawei's consumer boss, had suggested a Google 'bootloader' workaround for the Mate 30. This has now been corrected. AFP/Getty Images There have now been three days of feverish speculation as to whether Huawei will find a workaround for users ...

Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, set street fires
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-22
HONG KONG -- Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized two subway stations and set at least two street fires on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once ...

Andro Morgan shifts to his many roles with ease
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-22
Morgan started his acting career when sexy movies were the "in" thing in local show business. "I was very young then and was lured by the easy route to becoming popular. That was the time ...

Drivers Asked About Drug Use Often Deny It, Frequently Contradicting Tests
Forbes - 2019-09-22
Many drivers who tested positive for drugs -- even when they are legal - didn't report taking them. Though not surprising, the finding underlines the importance of conducting blood or saliva tests. That is the main take-away of a new study released earlier ...

The amazing stability of the peso
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-22
One of our local prominent business leaders made a public prediction that we would see the peso depreciate perhaps to as high as 100 to the dollar. It is difficult to argue with a multibillionaire.

Jonathan Van Ness's coming out shows how public perception of people living with HIV has changed
Business Insider - 2019-09-22
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Conditions ripe for rate cut -- poll
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-22
Michael L. Ricafort, chief economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said: "[l]ocal policy rates could be cut by 0.25 as early as the next rate-setting meeting on Sept. 16... especially if the recent... spike in global oil prices after the drone ...

Peso to strengthen before BSP review
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-22
As a result, lower US interest rates resulted to weaker US dollar versus major global/Asian currencies, including the peso," Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. chief economist Michael L. Ricafort said in a separate email. Mr. Ricafort said for this week ...

Climate change to leave 150 million in need of aid - 2019-09-22
"Climate change poses a unique double threat to vulnerable communities. It leads to more frequent, intense and unpredictable extreme weather events like floods, droughts and extreme heat," the report, which featured images of the impact of typhoons in ...

RCEF to benefit other crop commodities - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The implementation of the programs under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) is expected to benefit other crop commodities even if the primary intention is to boost competitiveness of the local rice industry. Even if ...

Congressional spouses to launch art exhibit today - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 75 artists from the Philippine Visual Arts will display their works at the south wing lobby of the House of Representatives starting at 1 p.m. today. Taguig City Rep. Lani Cayetano, president and chairperson of the ...

Indian Hospitality Unicorn OYO's Backer Airbnb Joins the League of Start-ups Going Public
Entrepreneur - 2019-09-22
Following the footsteps of Uber and Lyft, hotel sharing start-up Airbnb has announced that it will be going public in 2020. The California-based company was founded in 2008 by Brian Cheskey, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk. Airbnb--which is backed by the ...

Mining taxes eyed for sovereign wealth fund
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-22
Mr. Duterte has asked Congress to approve the remaining tax reform packages, starting with the proposal to reduce the corporate income tax rate to 20% by 2029 from 30% currently and rationalize fiscal incentives by making them more time-bound and ...

Legislator seeks probe of gaming operators not registered as companies
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-22
"I may not be too accurate but I am certain that most if not all of the 46 POGOs have no legal personality because their names are not found in the business/company name registry in the Philippines or abroad," Mr. Barbers said. He urged the Philippine ...

Thousands join Alay Lakad for out-of-school youth - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of participants from government agencies, youth groups and socio-civic organizations yesterday joined the annual Alay Lakad at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. The Alay Lakad Foundation Inc. said 200,000 people ...

Work in courts today shortened - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Work in courts all over the country today will be only until 2 p.m. to allow employees to spend time with their families. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio made the announcement yesterday pursuant to the Civil Service Commission ...

2 Valenzuela drug dens dismantled - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Two alleged drug dens were dismantled and 11 suspects were arrested during separate raids by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Valenzuela City on Saturday night. Armed with search warrants, PDEA agents led by Director ...

Teen nabbed for helping injured drug suspect - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A member of an urban poor group was detained at the police station for hours yesterday after he helped rush a suspect to the hospital who reportedly escaped from a drug sting in Navotas. The family of "Bentong," a member of the ...

Passing of Isah Red, Mel Chionglo, Nelson Navarro mourned - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Three luminaries in journalism and entertainment passed away over the weekend. Show business mourned the passing of entertainment editor Isah Red and veteran filmmaker Mel Chionglo on Saturday. The Society of Philippine ...

Farmers call for extension of loan payments - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Local farmers are calling for an extension in the payment of their several loans amid the continued drop in prices of palay (unhusked rice) following the deluge of cheap imported rice. Sen. Francis Pangilinan said this was among the ...

NG debt payments double to P92 billion in July - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government spent P92.46 billion last July to settle its maturing obligations, including their interest, according to the Bureau of the Treasury. According to the latest data from the Treasury, the national government ...

Filipino households with savings hit all-time high on 3rd quarter - 2019-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The percentage of Filipino households with savings at present reached an all-time high in the third quarter as consumers expect inflation, interest and unemployment rates to increase and the peso to weaken against the dollar ...

2 men dead, another hurt in motorcycle accident in Bohol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-22
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Philippines -- Two men died and another was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Corella town on Saturday night. Staff Sgt. Renato Sinajon, desk officer of the ...

Nancy Binay pitches sustainable tourism in opening dive sites, defends DOT chief
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-22
These buyers conducted business meetings with Philippine dive stakeholders. Renowned dive experts, scientists, marine conservationists, influencers and underwater photographers and videographers ...

Letter shows PMA cadet Dormitorio kept ordeal from family
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-22
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines -- Not known to be a quitter and a crybaby, Philippine Military Academy (PMA) plebe Darwin Dormitorio just bore the physical pain inflicted on ...

How much YouTube pays creators for 100,000, 1 million, and 4 millions views
Business Insider - 2019-09-22
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Weaker monsoon expected to affect Northern, Central Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-22
No other weather disturbance is being monitored around the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). Fair weather is expected across the country on Monday, with isolated thunderstorms in the ...

SWS poll shows Filipinos are satisfied with the government's anti-drug campaign
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- The latest poll from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed that most Filipinos are happy with the administration's campaign against illegal drugs.

Gender diversity pays off: A new Stanford study finds equitable hiring boosts companies' stock prices
Business Insider - 2019-09-22
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He's Trying To Fill In The Gaps On Google Street View -- Starting With Zimbabwe
NPR - 2019-09-22
One of the first things people do when they use Google Street View is check out the place where they live. So when Tawanda Kanhema moved to the United States in 2009, he looked up his hometown of Harare, Zimbabwe's capital city, on the map of panoramic images.

Garcia stands firm on banning Luzon pork products in Cebu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-22
CEBU CITY - Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia stood her ground in prohibiting the entry into her province of pork and pork-related products from Luzon despite the appeal of Agriculture Secretary ...

Haze over Bohol pose health risk to residents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-22
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Philippines -- Some Boholanos have complained of health problems as haze hovered over the island. Dave Albarado, 44, said he has experienced "runny nose, dry throat ...

M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry
New York Times - 2019-09-22
The M.I.T. Media Lab, an unconventional research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been under scrutiny since August, when its financial ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein became public. Now researchers who worked at ...

Samira Gutoc says her Twitter was hacked, loses followers
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Former senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc revealed one of her social media accounts has been hacked. Gutoc said all her data on her Twitter account ...

Digital Threats Multiply Ahead Of 2020 US Elections
International Business Times - 2019-09-22
It could be a manipulated video embarrassing a candidate. Or a computer voting system locked by ransomware. Or doubts about electronic voting machines with no paper backups. As Americans prepare for 2020 elections, digital threats to election security are ...

Ramon Ang rallies hunger champions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-22
We are gonna love you, people of the world. We are gonna make you a better world," Ryan Cayabyab once wrote. Ramon Ang and daughter Cecile Ang seemed to have taken these words seriously.

Cookie maker from UK tames the monster appetite of Pinoys
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
The last few years saw a deluge of brands meant to feed the curiosity of Filipinos wanting to try anything, well, foreign. The hype machine is usually run by a well-oiled local company, which has ...

Filipinos in NY raise PH concerns in Climate Strike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-21
NEW YORK CITY -- Filipinos in this city called for an end to the exploitation of natural resources by big business and to violence against Earth activists, as they marched on Friday from Foley ...

Sale On Smartwatches? Amazon Cuts Price of New Apple Watch Series 5
International Business Times - 2019-09-21
E-commerce giant Amazon has cut the price tag of the 40mm Apple Watch 5 with GPS to $384.99, a $15 discount on the tech product. A purchase of the Apple Watch 5 on Amazon will also be eligible for Amazon Prime delivery. The 5 series was announced on Sept.

From farm to cup, big coffee turns to tech to lure consumers
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-21
a start-up backed by Swiss coffee trader Sucafina and developed in partnership with International Business Machines Corp. The technology will help firms trace the origin of the beans they buy and ...

Women May Have More To Offer In Natural Disasters
International Business Times - 2019-09-21
What do Texas, Florida, California, and Louisiana have in common? They were rated as the riskiest states for extreme weather in America, according to forecast data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since 1980, weather and ...

Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?
Medical News Today - 2019-09-21
Being able to identify someone's risk of cancer is vital for saving lives. However, it is challenging to predict how likely a person is to develop a specific type. Some links are known, including the link between smoking and lung cancer, while others are ...

Coffee Fiesta sells new technology, machines
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-21
The lectures were given during the Coffee Fiesta, a Smaardec regional symposium on research and development highlights at the Digos City campus of the Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine ...

Madrigal scion sees early childhood education pivotal in personal development
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-21
The program also seeks to help the parents of early childhood learners provide the children with good health through good nutrition. "We also do in-class feeding in partnership with RS Po ...

Valverde returns to defend crown
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-21
Alejandro Valverde goes for a second straight crown at the world championships in Yorkshire. SPAIN has named its squad for the International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships in ...

Americans in their 60s have nearly as much student loan debt as people in their 30s
Business Insider - 2019-09-21
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A baffling viral video shows Apple employees in a standing ovation after man buys iPhone 11
Business Insider - 2019-09-21
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