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UP says open for security officers to be trained by PNP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The University of the Philippines (UP) on Wednesday said it is open to have its security officers be trained by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to maintain peace and ...

Philippines, Ireland start talks on double taxation agreement
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and Ireland has started talks on a proposed bilateral deal that seeks to avoid double taxation on individuals and companies in both companies, the Department of Finance said Wednesday. In a statement, Finance ...

What Sue Ramirez learned after playing prostitute
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
Many were taken by surprise when Sue Ramirez agreed to accept the role of a prostitute in "Cuddle Weather," the latest movie under Regal Entertainment, an entry to Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino which will run from September 13-19. "There are a number ...

Gawad PiliPinoy awardee recognized for championing local farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
Blessed with arable lands with weather conducive for farming, the highland province of Benguet has long been well-known as the "Salad Bowl of the Philippines". Yet, recent oversupply in ...

Storm Dorian expected to strengthen, could hit Puerto Rico
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
"Practically the entire island will be under sustained tropical storm force winds," said Roberto García, director of U.S. National Weather Service San Juan, during a press conference late Tuesda

BRP Gregorio del Pilar to return to fleet by 2nd half of 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PS-15), a Philippine Navy warship that ran aground in the West Philippine Sea last year, will set sail again likely in the second half of 2020.

PH Navy in talks with CEZA for naval detachment plans on Fuga Island
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Talks are underway between the Philippine Navy and the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) for the setting up of a naval detachment on Fuga Island, one of the reported ...

Bishop: De Lima should attend Senate debates via teleconferencing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Disallowing detained senator Leila de Lima to join Senate debates via teleconferencing will give "injustice" to those who voted for her during the 2016 elections ...

Acquire Customers with Compelling Sales Pitches
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
Sales pitches present the product/service to attract attention of customers. It is an important selling technique for entrepreneurs. It is vital if you want to turn prospects into paying customers.

Grab to invest $694 million in Vietnam over 5 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
SINGAPORE -- Grab said on Wednesday (Aug 28) that it is investing another US$500 million (S$694.4 million) over five years to grow in Vietnam and tap opportunities in fintech, new mobility ...

Despite claims on social media, KAPA 'not a Bangko Sentral-supervised entity'
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday belied claims made by KAPA Community Ministry International Inc., saying the non-stock and independent religious corporation accused of orchestrating a fraudulent investment scheme is not ...

Indian companies to ramp up investment in China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
BEIJING -- Most of the 57 Indian companies across industries that have operations in China told an industry survey they will increase their investment this year on the back of rising revenues and ...

Singapore, China companies ink 13 digital tech deals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
SINGAPORE -- Singapore and Chinese companies have inked 13 deals to cooperate on using digital technologies in education ... in a new learning system for pre-schools, as well as developing ...

BI intercepts 2 Korean fugitives at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration agents recently arrested two Korean nationals wanted by law at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). Hong Chan Woo, 24, and Jun Juman, 36 ...

Ex-health chief calls out Duque for hasty vaccine processing amid Dengvaxia ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28)-- A former Health secretary has confronted her successor on the quick registration of another vaccine, while that of Dengvaxia was revoked despite a ...

Government infrastructure projects need 24/7 work mode -- Pernia
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) yesterday stressed the need to continue the round-the-clock construction of government projects to catch up on spending for infrastructure after encountering a budget delay this ...

EU awards Erasmus+ scholarships to 66 Filipino students
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Sixty-six Filipino students will have the opportunity to pursue their higher education abroad through the Erasmus+ scholarship program of the European Union (EU).

Duterte hits Iceland for abortion policy
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday vented his ire on Iceland yet again. This time, over its abortion policy. Iceland passed a much-debated bill into ...

Judge in Sanchez conviction slams Panelo, Faeldon for 'twisting' GCTA law
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Tabaco City, Albay (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The judge who convicted ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez to seven life terms lambasted a number of government officials for "twisting" the lower jail ...

LIST: Flights canceled on August 28 due to bad weather
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A number of domestic flights were grounded on Wednesday due to bad weather at its destinations. The Manila International Airport Authority said the flights affected were headed to and from Basco, Batanes; Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur ...

Gender-neutral toilets now in 15 airports - CAAP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has put up gender-neutral toilets in some of the airports it operates around the country. CAAP Spokesperson Eric ...

Moderate to heavy rains in parts of Luzon on Wednesday afternoon-Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Some parts of Luzon will experience moderate to heavy rains on Wednesday afternoon, the state weather bureau said. In a thunderstorm advisory issued at 12:30 p.m., the ...

2 persons perish in ship fire off Dapitan City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
As of 9 a.m., 102 passengers had been accounted for by the PCG. "We continue our rescue operations amid the difficult weather condition. We could not yet say how many were missing until we ...

3 dead after ferry catches fire in Dapitan City
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- At least three passengers died after a fire broke out in a ferry traveling towards Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte late Tuesday. Commodore Gregorio Adel Jr., Philippine Coast Guard Northern Mindanao district commander, on Wednesday ...

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street slide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
BEIJING - Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade after Wall Street slid. Shanghai retreated, Tokyo advanced and Hong Kong was ...

Universal Health Care law not set for 2020 nationwide roll out - DOH chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines - Health Secretary Francisco Duque III admitted on Wednesday that the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law nationwide by 2020 is not possible due to lack of ...

Deaths reported as Philippine ferry catches fire at sea
Al Jazeera English - 2019-08-28
A Philippine Coast Guard official in Dapitan was quoted by ... Agolong also said that at the time of the boat fire, the area was experiencing harsh weather and large waves, making the rescue more difficult. Tropical storm Jenny has been lashing the ...

Duterte's turn against China is tactical ploy, not genuine shift
NIKKEI - 2019-08-28
Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, who oversaw the Philippines' arbitration case against China during the previous administration, seemed ecstatic at Duterte's announcement. "Let us ...

'Jenny' seen to leave Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday evening
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
According to PAGASA's 8 a.m. Severe Weather Bulletin, TCWS No. 1 is still hoisted over Cagayan, Apayao, Abra, Benguet, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, the northern portion of Zambales, and the province of Tarlac. "Jenny" weakened into a ...

Livelihood aid helps Marawi rise from siege
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
As hundreds of Marawi residents trooped to the City Hall grounds here for Kawiyagan on Aug. 22, Linda Boniao, director of the Department ... many have been helped by training, grants in cash ...

Lawmakers to DOH: Why only 33 areas for Universal Health Care rollout?
Rappler - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers on Wednesday, August 28, asked the Department of Health (DOH) to explain why only 28 provinces and 5 cities - a total of 33 areas - were chosen for the rollout of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law. The DOH identified ...

Lorenzana: Navy setting protocol on entry of foreign vessels
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Navy is preparing a set of protocols to govern foreign vessels that intrude into Philippine waters without permission, including Chinese warships whose repeated ...

AMLC, BSP ordered to scrutinize Pogo industry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
The Pogo industry recently came to an agreement with tax authorities for its employees to pay incomes taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, estimated by the Department of Finance to reach P2 ...

Ayala Land seeks to raise P5B from bond offer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
Property giant Ayala Land Inc. plans to raise P5 billion from a fresh offering of five-year local bonds, proceeds from which will fund the construction of new urban projects. This will be the ...

Heavy foreign selling drags PSEi down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
Most local stocks fell sharply on Tuesday as foreign funds dumped equities ahead of the MSCI rebalancing but local pundits found solace in a fresh "fourth telco" play. The main-share ...

Drilon fears loss of P19B fund if OFW department created
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
On Tuesday, during the organizational meeting of the Senate labor committee and labor officials, Drilon and other senators said they were puzzled as to why the Department of Labor and Employment ...

VMworld 2019: VMware Goes All-In On Containers, Kubernetes And Multi-Clouds With Tanzu
Forbes - 2019-08-27
At the 10th annual edition of VMworld, there's a topic I don't hear much about anymore: Virtual machines--the "VM" in VMworld and VMware, the show's organizer and the company who popularized the use of virtual machines. VMware is moving away from virtual ...

What's The Worst That Could Happen For Apple As Trade War Re-Escalates
Forbes - 2019-08-27
The U.S. - China trade war has escalated again, with China indicating that it would impose a new round of retaliatory tariffs, after the U.S. said that it would impose tariffs of 10% on Chinese imports worth $300 billion starting from September 1.

How the ultra-wealthy attend Burning Man, from $55,000 private jet flights to personal chefs -- and why other burners aren't happy about it
Business Insider - 2019-08-27
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A former Uber and Google executive has been indicted on accusations of stealing self-driving-car tech
Business Insider - 2019-08-27
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U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders takes aim at corporate media, tech giants
Reuters - 2019-08-27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has criticized corporate media and accused some outlets of a bias against his campaign, vowed to clamp down on media mergers and toughen enforcement of antitrust laws against tech ...

Watch Costco Chaos at Its China Debut
Fortune - 2019-08-27
Shanghai customers clamor at the roast chicken counter at Costco's first store in China, which debuted today. Crowds surged through the store.Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images Costco Wholesale ...

Pogos should locate outside NCR-Neda
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
Pogos need spaces for their business and residential units for foreign workers. This is especially crucial with the plateau of the business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry in recent years.

Pogos should locate outside NCR-Neda
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
Domingo said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been able to collect P1.25 billion in value-added tax (VAT) from the expenditures made by Pogo workers. Domingo said real estate developers ...

House panel OKs 4th package of tax reform
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
The committee secretary shall immediately prepare the necessary committee reports on said measures for inclusion in the Calendar of Business." Moreover, Salceda said the "Passive Income and ...

Villar assures DPWH P534-B proposed budget is pork free, no parked funds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The P534.3-billion proposed budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for 2020 has no illegal pork barrel and anomalous parked funds, Secretary Mark ...

PNP concerned over kidnappings involving Chinese nationals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Gen. Oscar Albayalde, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, expressed concern on Tuesday on recent incidents of kidnapping involving Chinese nationals targeting their ...

Rover ready to start search for life on Mars
Reuters - 2019-08-27
With less than a year before its launch, the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover, has begun its journey to search for life on Mars, leaving the UK for final testing in France. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). With less than a year before its launch ...

The dark sides of hot Jupiters feature similar temperatures, astronomers find
UPI.com - 2019-08-27
Aug. 27 (UPI) --The night sides, or dark sides, of hot Jupiters boast similar temperatures, according to a new survey of the extrasolar gas giants. Hot Jupiters are Jupiter-sized gas giants living in close proximity to other stars. Unlike Jupiter, which ...

Anthony Levandowski, former Google engineer at center of Waymo-Uber case charged with stealing trade secrets
TechCrunch - 2019-08-27
Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on theft ...

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