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8 Mindanao youth making a difference chosen for New Zealand training
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-22
Vicente T. Lao, New Zealand honorary consul to Mindanao and chair of the Mindanao Business Council, said the scholars will be able to learn best practices in New Zealand that they can adopt back home. He noted that New Zealand itself has not been spared ...

Malacañang defends proposed ?4.9 billion intelligence funds for the Office of the President
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo defended what seems to be a high allocation for intelligence funds for the Office of the President in the ...

Antonio Sanchez's possible release revives calls to reinstate death penalty
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The impending release of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, has revived calls from some senators to ...

DOJ: Sanchez's drugs, contraband smuggling in jail grounds for early release ineligibility
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Then-Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted murderer and rapist, could be ineligible for an early release from prison if proven he ...

Ex-DFA chief Yasay arrested for allegedly violating banking laws
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. was arrested on Thursday afternoon after a court in Manila issued a warrant for allegedly violating various banking laws.

Hot money records net inflows in July
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Foreign portfolio investments (FPI) increased in July, according to latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). July saw net income of $15 ...

Batanes quake victims get fresh batch of relief goods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Food and other relief goods have been almost running out for the earthquake victims as bad weather prevailed in Batanes, hampering the delivery of supplies.

Hot money returns in July -- BSP
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- More flighty foreign funds entered the Philippines in July amid renewed investor optimism fueled by easing inflation and positive outlook on the local currency, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported Thursday. Foreign portfolio ...

Family of Antonio Sanchez's victim questions convict's supposed good behavior in Bilibid
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... Maria Clara Sarmenta, mother of University of the Philippines-Los Banos student Mary Eileen Sarmenta who was raped and killed by Sanchez in 1993, said the ...

Garin wants 2020 Philhealth funds reallocated amid corruption issues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Iloilo 1st District Rep. Janette Garin asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Thursday to remove and reallocate the billions worth of budget for the Philippine ...

Dengvaxia remains off PH shelves as dengue cases soar
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) - The Department of Health (DOH) has denied the plea of vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur to reverse the decision revoking the certificate of product ...

'Ineng' slows down, still likely to strengthen into severe tropical storm within 24 hours
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Ineng (international name: Bailu) slightly slowed down Thursday afternoon as it heads west-northwest, weather forecasters said. In a 5 p.m. bulletin, state weather bureau PAGASA said "Ineng" is now moving at 10 ...

Pork vendors sales slump amid African Swine Fever fears
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- Business for pork vendors has been slow as fears of African Swine Fever (ASF) and swine deaths have been reported in some parts of the country.

Dela Rosa loses cool after mention of his Sanchez remark during ROTC hearing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- What started as a peaceful ... free after spending over 20 years in jail for the rape-slay of a University of the Philippines - Los Banos student and the murder of ...

?38 billion needed for mandatory ROTC program
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
a University of Santo Tomas student and cadet, who had published alleged irregularities in the ROTC unit of his school.

Poverty not excuse for exploitation of minors, says child rights advocate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
BUTUAN CITY -- Poverty is not an excuse for the sexual exploitation of children, a child rights advocate stressed following the arrest last week of a woman in Barobo, Surigao del Sur, who runs ...

JBC extends application for next SC chief justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines-The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has extended the application, nomination and acceptance for the Supreme Court (SC) chief justice post to Sept. 2. Currently, four SC ...

Philippine online casino ban highlights Duterte's unwise China policy
NIKKEI - 2019-08-22
Following years of sustained boom, the Chinese-dominated online casino industry is facing a major backlash in the Philippines. Under pressure from Chinese authorities as well as the Philippine ...

Aquino's Mamasapano charges dropped
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has granted the Ombudsman's motion to withdraw the criminal charges against former President Benigno Aquino III over ...

Solon files bill labeling health warnings on alcoholic drinks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon has filed a bill seeking to label alcoholic drinks with health warnings on the negative effects of drinking alcohol. In filing House Bill No ...

Trump attacks, economic fears focus spotlight on Fed's Powell speech
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
WASHINGTON -- When the leader of the Federal Reserve speaks, the world listens. But the relentless attacks by US President Donald Trump ensure Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech Friday will be subjected to an even more intense spotlight. Powell is walking a ...

Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now-WHO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
GENEVA-The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday the level of microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for humans but called for more research into potential future risk.

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for August 22
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines --Some local government units on Thursday called off classes in their areas due to the inclement weather enhanced by the southwest monsoon or habagat and Tropical Storm "Ineng." In its 4 a.m. weather advisory, PAGASA said that at ...

Del Monte to close four US factories
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
MANILA, Philippines-Campos family-led food and beverage conglomerate Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL) is set to shut down four of its American factories as part of US subsidiary Del Monte Foods ...

Chico River contractor, Chinese workers fined over lack of labor permits
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
KALINGA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment's regional office in the Cordillera has fined China CAMC Engineering Company Limited--the contractor of the P4.3-B Chico pump irrigation project in Kalinga--and 25 Chinese employees for ...

NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
In recent years, it suddenly started to grow a bit, probably because of a cooling of waters as a result of a temporary shift in weather and water-current patterns, Willis said. In general ...

UP, Ateneo, La Salle graduates rule anti-fake news contest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Dominic Ligot of De La Salle University and Nikko Torcita of the University of the Philippines - Diliman bagged the gold prize at the "Break the Fake Hackathon" in Manila last August 17 ...

Probe of China plans for 3 PH islands sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
Fuga is currently owned by Fuga Island Holdings Inc., whose majority owner is ... But on Aug. 7, Ceza and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority said in separate statements that the deals with ...

Duterte meeting Xi amid pressure to confront China over sea claims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next week to raise their conflicting claims to the South China Sea, as the Filipino leader faces ...

BOI reports 24% growth in 7-month investment pledges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
Investment pledges registered by the Board of Investments (BOI) amounted to nearly P313 billion as of July, a 24-percent increase from the level in the same period last year. In a statement on ...

Help! I feel inferior
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
A reader writes: In school I was confident. I graduated with honors and was on the varsity team. I am not good in math and science ... I took up accounting and finance, but I did not like ...

Pagcor revenue from Pogo seen hitting P8B in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
Despite the controversy surrounding the industry, the government still expects to see increased revenues from the online gaming industry--resources that were previously nonexistent before the ...

Cignal TV to do more original content
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
PLDT Inc.-backed Cignal TV sees bright prospects in original content as it sets aside about P100 million a year to produce new shows and movies after one of its films was picked up by American ...

Higher contribution rate jacks up SSS H1 net income by 446% to P15.3B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
The first-half net income of state-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS) jumped 446 percent to P15.3 billion as the faster rise in revenue boosted by the higher contribution rate since ...

Ty firm eyes medical diagnostics
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
The group reported that stronger earnings from Federal Land Inc. as well as higher contributions from net income of associates Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., Metro Pacific and Sumisho Motor ...

People are mocking that viral Instagram hoax with hilarious parodies
Mashable - 2019-08-21
The hoax that went viral on Instagram, tricking celebrities and your aunt who shares too much about her marriage on Facebook alike, is being viciously parodied. Publicly declaring that a social ...

'Matrix 4' to begin production, come to theaters soon
Mashable - 2019-08-21
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings from the Xbox One
The Verge - 2019-08-21
Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings captured by the Xbox One console, according to Motherboard. The practice dates back to the early days of the Xbox One when it could be controlled with voice commands directed at the optional Kinect ...

The co-founder of Google's controversial AI unit DeepMind has reportedly been 'placed' on leave, but it's not clear why
Business Insider - 2019-08-21
The co-founder of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence research company acquired by Google in 2014, has been placed on leave, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday that raised questions about his role within the controversial group. The report did ...

President Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook is the only tech executive who actually calls him directly
Business Insider - 2019-08-21
An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. The word "in". A stylized letter F. Three evenly spaced dots forming an ellipsis: "..

Parents can now block explicit content on Spotify Premium Family Plan
Mashable - 2019-08-21
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

An Instagram shopping feature few people have heard of is poised to be Facebook's next $10 billion opportunity
Business Insider - 2019-08-21
Instagram is gearing up for its next $10 billion opportunity -- even if most people don't know that it exists just yet. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app is currently in the early stages of testing Instagram Checkout, a new feature that lets users buy ...

Huge gaps in mobile broadband speeds seen across 5 PHL cities
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-21
The four cities surveyed, it said, are "important regional business hubs and many of them serve as the administrative centers of their regions." It seems that the telcos are proactively ...

Google DeepMind Co-Founder Placed on Leave From AI Lab
Fortune - 2019-08-21
The co-founder of DeepMind, the high-profile artificial intelligence lab owned by Google, has been placed on leave after controversy over some of the projects he led. Mustafa Suleyman runs ...

Multiple Hospitals Close in Wake of Fraud Allegations
Medscape - 2019-08-21
SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. -- The money was so good in the beginning, and it seemed it might gush forever, right through tiny country hospitals in Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and into the coffers of companies controlled by Jorge A. Perez, his family and ...

Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid
New York Times - 2019-08-21
States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen a much bigger increase in prescriptions for a medication that treats opioid addiction than states that chose not to expand the program, a new study has found. The study, by researchers ...

Access to naloxone reduces opioid overdose deaths, saves money, study says
UPI.com - 2019-08-21
Aug. 21 (UPI) --The widespread distribution of a common anti-opioid drug could save lives and money, a new study says. When police, firefighters, emergency service workers or laypeople who were likely to witness an overdose had access to naloxone, deaths ...

Former VA Pathologist Charged For Deaths Of Three Veterans In Arkansas
International Business Times - 2019-08-21
An Arkansas pathologist was charged Tuesday for the deaths of three veterans receiving treatment at a local VA hospital. Dr. Robert Morris Levy was charged after multiple errors had been found in the diagnosis and handling of three patients that resulted ...

CDC Investigating Surge of Vaping-Linked Respiratory Illness
Medscape - 2019-08-21
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating almost 100 cases of severe pulmonary disease in multiple states that have occurred among users of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products in fewer than 2 months, the agency reported ...

'Ineng' moving faster, may become severe tropical storm -- PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- The weather bureau is keeping a close eye on 'Ineng', and said it may develop into an severe tropical storm by Friday, August 23. This according to ...

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