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Sotto: Joint oil exploration with China affirms PH sovereignty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the proposed joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) being forged between Manila and Beijing would be advantageous to the ...

Let a thousand tech startups bloom
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
To help businesses work hand-in-hand with science is one of the many goals of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology ... Engineering Institute, one of the state ...

Duterte guarantees profits for Chinese investors in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
BEIJING -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday assured Chinese business leaders here of "guaranteed" profits from their investments in the Philippines, and offered them protection from ...

2 LPAs could become storms in 48 hours
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
Weather forecaster Raymond Ordinario said the first LPA is 115 kilometers north of Aparri, Cagayan. This LPA, combined with the effects of the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat, is bringing ...

Brazilian payment processor giant announces bitcoin support
YAHOO! - 2019-08-31
Cielo, a Brazilian payments giant, is looking to unleash cryptocurrencies onto the nation of over 200 million people. According to a report by CoinTelegraph Brazil, Cielo announced its support for ...

Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday
TechCrunch - 2019-08-31
A new 15% tariff on Chinese imports will go in effect just after midnight Sunday, placing levies on hundreds of household goods and consumer tech, including a bevy of Apple products. The tariffs ...

The US-China trade war is ruining Christmas for toymakers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-31
Yu, the trade manager in Zhejiang, said the delay in tariff hikes was positive news, but since the increase is taking effect eventually, he expects to lose business. He also expects customers to ...

FedEx Employees Donate Unneeded Car Seats To Combat Child Traffic Crashes In Developing Countries
Forbes - 2019-08-31
FedEx has donated 100 car seats to be given to families in Moldova. Local partners of the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST), a United Kingdom-based nonprofit, will test the safety of the car seats and donate them to families most ...

Blood Pressure Stabilizing Hormone Administered To Trauma Patients Reduces Transfusion Requirements By 50%, Study Finds
Forbes - 2019-08-31
Reducing blood loss in the setting of trauma and achieving hemorrhage control are the most important aspects of management for any emergency physician and trauma surgeon. ATLANTA, GA - JULY 29: A doctor treating a man that was shot in his head at Grady ...

Why Twitter Blames AT&T For The Hack Of Its CEO Jack Dorsey Account, Sending Shocking Racist Tweets
Forbes - 2019-08-31
On Friday afternoon, the Twitter account of the social media company's CEO, Jack Dorsey, got hacked and suddenly was sending racist tweets which I choose not to repeat here--but you can find it easily on Twitter. As Forbes associate editor Michael Nunes ...

What we can learn from the spy satellite image Trump tweeted
Quartz - 2019-08-31
An Iranian satellite launch gone wrong prompted Donald Trump to gloat on Twitter--and share an unprecedented example of US spy satellites at work. An anomaly at an Iranian launchpad on Aug. 29 ...

Bleeding in ACS Patients on DAPT Should Prompt Cancer Search
Medscape - 2019-08-31
PARIS -- Unexplained bleeding in patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after discharge from the hospital for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a fourfold greater likelihood ...

New Painless 1-Minute Skin Patch Promises To Revolutionize Vaccine Delivery
International Business Times - 2019-08-31
Over the past three decades, melanoma has become increasingly rampant in the U.S. As a deadly form of skin cancer, it generates nearly 100 thousand new cases every year, with 20 Americans dying from it every day, according to the American Academy of ...

Grab further expands services
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Grab is further cementing its position as a "super app" as it looks to roll out new services in the remaining months of the year. It is set to introduce a new set of transport, logistics and lifestyle services including Bus ...

LPAs monitored off Cagayan, Surigao Sur
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The state weather bureau is monitoring two low-pressure areas. At 3 p.m. yesterday, one of the weather systems was estimated at 115 kilometers north of Aparri, Cagayan. Another low-pressure area was located 765 kms east-southeast of ...

Asian Central bankers warn
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Central bank governors in the East Asia and Pacific region including the Philippines are convinced that trade tensions are detrimental to the global economy. Governors of the 11 member central banks and monetary authorities ...

GSIS offers new top-up loan scheme
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) recently introduced a new loan scheme to prevent its members from borrowing funds from private lenders. In a statement, GSIS chairman and officer-in-charge Rolando ...

DOE: No ban on coal until Philippines attains energy security
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) will not implement a moratorium on coal power plant developments until the country meets its goal of attaining energy security. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the agency would not close its doors to ...

BPI books P500 million loans in 1-day event
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) booked over P500 million worth of loan applications and other deals during a one-stop-shop event in celebration of its 168th anniversary. During the second BPI Big Blowout held at the Glorietta 2 ...

PLDT Global offers new OFW call services
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- PLDT Global Corp.has teamed up with mobile wallet Coins.ph and two foreign technology firms to provide Filipinos living and working overseas with a faster and more affordable way to make calls to the Philippines. With the ...

Ex-Daraga mayor tagged in Batocabe slay freed
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A court in Legazpi City has ordered the release of former mayor Carlwin Baldo of Daraga, Albay, the alleged mastermind in the murder of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his police aide in December. Regional Trial Court ...

PhilHealth suspends own investigation
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is likely to suspend its internal investigation on the alleged anomalies that hound the state insurer. Ricardo Morales, PhilHealth president and chief executive officer, said they ...

P1-million shabu seized in Quezon City sting
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- At least P1 million worth of shabu were seized by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a sting in Barangay Payatas A, Quezon City on Friday night. PDEA agents said Louie Clutario and Garry Navarro sold them ...

Roxas Boulevard closed to traffic
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Portions of Roxas Boulevard in Manila will be closed to traffic from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. today to give way to a fun run organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Motorists have been advised that the southbound and northbound ...

Twitter, Amazon Web Services Facing Some Issues: Downdetector
Bloomberg - 2019-08-31
Twitter and Amazon Web Services appear to be having some issues, Downdetector said in a series of tweets. Twitter users are experiencing issues mostly through the website, while 30% of users are having issues through the iPhone or iPad app, according to ...

Come along, take a ride
TechCrunch - 2019-08-31
From afar, Olli resembles many of the "future is now!" electric autonomous shuttles that have popped up in recent years. The tall rectangular pod, with its wide-set headlights and expansive ...

Inside $50 billion hedge fund D.E. Shaw ahead of a key deadline; A chat with Industrious' CEO
Business Insider - 2019-08-31
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4 killed as truck crashes into jeepney in Antipolo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Four people died as a truck hit the jeepney they were riding on Sumulong Highway in Barangay Mambugan in Antipolo City, Rizal on Saturday afternoon. The Calabarzon Police ...

DARPA is asking universities for access to their tunnels ASAP, and it's because the US military thinks its next war will go underground
Business Insider - 2019-08-31
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Extreme Hypertension During Pregnancy Can Cause Kidney Disease, Study Suggests
International Business Times - 2019-08-31
Extreme hypertension or dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy can increase the risk of developing end-stage kidney disease or kidney failure later in life, a study has suggested. Extreme hypertension or preeclampsia is known to be one of the ...

Mysterious Iran rocket blast draws Trump tweet, Tehran taunt
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The unexplained explosion of a rocket at an Iranian space center grew more mysterious Saturday as President Donald Trump tweeted what appeared to be an American ...

Alleged mastermind of Batocabe murder allowed to post bail
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga town in Albay has been allowed by a court to post bail in murder cases regarding the killing of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel ...

BARMM's 'Tabang Project' to commence on Monday
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The Bangsamoro government will launch Monday a humanitarian outreach mission to mark the start its pro-poor community extension services for impoverished communities. The "Tabang Project," or Tulong Alay sa Bangsamoro na ...

Amante nephew tagged in drugs gunned down in Laguna
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
SAN PEDRO CITY -- Another member of the Amante clan in San Pablo City in Laguna province was gunned down in his home on Saturday. Gener Amante Jr., 45, also known as "Palapa," a nephew of ...

Reds, Army wrangle over Red-tagging of journalists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The question of who is responsible for the recent Red-tagging of two journalists here has the Philippine Army and communist rebels pointing at each other. This week ...

Duterte tells China: South China Sea code 'least concern of' US
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte revealed he has received a lot of queries on the progress of the long-delayed Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, and ...

Hundreds rally as 13th weekend of Hong Kong protests starts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
HONG KONG -- About 1,000 people were taking part in a Christian march through central Hong Kong on Saturday as a 13th straight weekend of pro-democracy protests got underway. After gathering at ...

Lacson names BuCor exec who freed convicts in Chiong sisters rape-slay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Panfilo Lacson has disclosed that a correctional technical superintendent at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) was the one who signed the documents that allowed the ...

'Not raising arbitral ruling again means accepting China is above rule of law'
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte may not bring up ever again the Philippines' arbitration win against China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea, even ...

Sotto: Bribery involved in early release of inmates convicted of heinous crimes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Sotto III on Saturday said it is possible that money changed hands in the early release of inmates convicted of heinous crimes. "Wala namang iba, pa ...

Philippine Airlines cancels flights due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Some Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights scheduled on Saturday were canceled due to bad weather. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said the ...

Bahamas braces for hit as Hurricane Dorian roars toward US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
FREEPORT, Bahamas -- The sounds of hammers banging into plywood and cash registers dinging echoed across the Bahamas on Friday as the archipelago just southeast of Florida rushed to prepare for ...

Twitter CEO account hacked, offensive tweets posted
philstar.com - 2019-08-31
SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- Twitter said Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been "compromised" after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted. The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up ...

Duterte not aware of 2,000 heinous crimes convicts freed, says Go
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-31
BEIJING-President Rodrigo Duterte would order officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to explain why they truncated the sentences and authorized the release of nearly 2,000 prisoners ...

Veloso, Panelo: Send 1,914 heinous crime convicts back to prison
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
But human rights lawyer Theodore Te doubted whether the government could legally rearrest ... by the DOJ and Department of the Interior and Local Government. The committee also was to determine ...

Present men jailed for Chiong sisters slay, BuCor dared
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
In 2004, the Supreme Court imposed the death penalty on the convicts except for James Andrew, a minor at the time of the crime, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2006 then President ...

A seamless blend of local, foreign expertise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
Nearing nine decades in the real estate scene, Ortigas & Co., plans to scale new heights in an aggressive, ambitious expansion plan. And with a massive redevelopment plan underway, Ortigas has ...

The rise of foreign and Filipino partnerships
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
Nowadays, it is common to see advertisements on the streets announcing the latest real estate projects in the metro. As construction is booming nowadays, many developers hire foreign designers to ...

Jollibee open to taking in partner for CBTL
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
Fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. may bring in a strategic partner to co-own global specialty coffee chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) in lieu of borrowing more money to fund this $350 ...

Indian firm eyes bus manufacturing in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it would help an Indian conglomerate to look for a local partner in manufacturing buses for the Philippines. The DTI said that the Hinduja Group ...

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