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Palace to China: We're also not changing our position on arbitral victory
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- The Philippines and China stand firm on their opposing stances on the arbitration ruling on the South China Sea dispute, which President Rodrigo ...

BI helps probe to identify tourists in Boracay pooping incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday started coordinating with proper authorities to identify the tourists caught on video allowing a child to poop in the beach while ...

Where is Duterte? Just busy with paper works, meetings - spokesman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Despite his absence from the public eye for days now, President Rodrigo Duterte has not been remiss in his duties as he was busy with private meetings and engagements ...

Cayetano wants alcopops out of store shelves, repackaged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Pia Cayetano on Friday called for a pull out of alcopops, a flavored alcoholic beverage, from store shelves and urged manufacturers to change its packaging.

'Beautiful reunion': De Lima recognized by ailing mom with dementia
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Detained Senator Leila de Lima had a tearful reunion with her ailing mother on Thursday after she was granted a two-day furlough. De Lima left her ...

Pagasa: Moderate to heavy rains over Nueva Ecija, Zambales on Thursday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Nueva Ecija and Zambales will experience a rainy afternoon Thursday as the state weather bureau said that these areas will have moderate to heavy rains.

Free training program for motorcycle drivers launched
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A training program for those who use motorcycles for livelihood as drivers or couriers is set to happen on Sunday, August 18, in a move to educate them on road safety and ...

Issuance of fake Hajj IDs probed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
ILIGAN CITY - The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) on Wednesday ordered a probe on the reported issuance of fake Hajj identification cards to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) so ...

Palace: Unauthorized passage of Chinese warships not an act of friendship
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Malacañang on Thursday expressed concern over the passage of five more Chinese warships in Philippine waters, saying this could be the subject of ...

Palace: Unauthorized passage of Chinese warships not an act of friendship
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Malacañang on Thursday expressed concern over the passage of five more Chinese warships in Philippine waters, saying this could be the subject of ...

DOF warns of delay, health services cuts with House version of alcohol, tobacco tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- There could be delays or cuts in the services promised by the Universal Health Care (UHC) law if Congress bars higher "sin tax" rates on alcohol and vape products ...

PAL flights to and from Hong Kong resume on August 15
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights to and from Hong Kong resumed on Thursday after the Hong Kong International Airport Authority (HKIAA) tightened its security measures in ...

House body wants lower business taxes to take effect next year
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Albay Rep. Joey Salceda wants the House of Representatives to approve changes to the corporate income tax scheme later this month, adding that he wants the reform to start by 2020. Salceda, chairman of the ...

Robredo still hoping for dismissal of drug charges vs De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday said she is hopeful that the drug charges against detained Sen. Leila de Lima will eventually be dismissed. Robredo also welcomed ...

Social media use may harm teens' mental health by disrupting positive activities, study says
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
(CNN) -- Social media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think. The research, published Tuesday ...

LIST: Flights canceled on August 15 due to bad weather
philstar.com - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A number of international flights headed to and from Japan are grounded on Thursday, August 15 due to bad weather. Severe Tropical Storm Krosa lashed Japan and brought strong winds and torrential rains in Japan on Thursday.

CROWN receives the Outstanding Customer Service Award from Fast Logistics Philippines
YAHOO! News - 2019-08-15
MANILLA, Philippines, Aug. 15 ... company's cooperation with Crown which has helped Fast Logistics to meet their business goals. "This Outstanding Customer Service award by Fast Logistics is ...

Wesmincom chief: Chinese warships did not coordinate with PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- The chief of the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) said the Chinese warships recently spotted in the country's territorial waters were not hostile ...

Automated banking should mean lower fees, workers' group says
philstar.com - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The automation of bank transactions should mean lower fees and not increased charges for depositors, Partido Manggagawa said Thursday. Some banks have applied to adjust their ATM transaction services from the current P10-P15 for ...

Catriona Gray bats for approval of gender equality bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines - Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray said it is high time to pass the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill, after a transgender ...

South Korea calls for talks to end trade row with Japan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to accepts calls ...

Trump suggests trade deal can wait for Hong Kong resolution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that trade talks with China can wait until tensions in Hong Kong have eased, tweeting: "Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them ...

House panel sends Citira bill to plenary
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
The committee secretary shall immediately prepare the necessary committee reports on said measures for inclusion in the Calendar of Business." The panel was able to expedite the passage of the ...

FNI net income in H1 at P105.3 million
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
Bravo said. "Our commitment to excellence and growing expertise in the mining business have allowed us to increase our revenue and improve on our profitability," Bravo added. During the period ...

Alsons posts H1 net income of P293 million, cites Sarangani Energy contribution
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
The Alcantara-led ACR is mainly involved in the power business. It said that second-quarter earnings stood at P188.72 million from P1.81 billion in the same period last year, while revenues ...

Century Properties H1 profit jumps 55%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
Antonio family-led Century Properties Group saw a 55-percent growth in first semester net profit to P760 million as its affordable housing venture boosted real estate revenues. A double-digit ...

Protests and trade war wipe $50 billion off Hong Kong real estate stocks
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-14
(CNN) -- Weeks of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are battering shares in the city's property developers and pushing its benchmark stock index closer to a bear market. About 446 billion Hong ...

Suspect in kidnap-for-ransom of BIR officials killed in Bulacan
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- One of the suspects behind the kidnapping of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials was killed on Thursday, police said. Three other members of ...

Tariff body pushes tax on cement imports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
The Tariff Commission has recommended to further tax imported cement in defense of multinational cement producers who reportedly were harmed by the surge in imports in recent years. However, the ...

Vehicle sales continue to recover in July
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
Vehicle sales went up 13.5 percent in July to 31,810 units, as manufacturers continued on their path to recovery after a difficult slump last year. This was according to a joint report by the ...

New forces in PH business
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
We at the Ateneo de Manila University Family Business Development Center have spearheaded conventions featuring established leaders, such as Erramon Aboitiz, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, John Gokongwei ...

PSEi, markets beat the blues as Trump dons Santa hat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) recovered lost ground on Wednesday after the United States said it would delay tariffs on certain Chinese goods. Ending a four-day losing ...

Resorts World eyes delisting from bourse
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
Resorts World Manila developer and operator Travellers International Hotel Group plans to return to private hands six years after its local stock market debut, wanting to avoid having to telegraph ...

Someone wearing a TV as a helmet dropped off more than 50 old TVs at random people's homes in Virginia
Business Insider - 2019-08-14
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Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says
Business Insider - 2019-08-14
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This AI startup claims to automate app making but actually just uses humans
The Verge - 2019-08-14
Engineer.ai, an Indian startup claiming to have built an artificial intelligence-assisted app development platform, is not in fact using AI to literally build apps, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Instead, the company, which has ...

Instagram users can now create their own AR effects on app
Mashable - 2019-08-14
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 ...

MRT-3 revenues, passenger volume hit record low in 2018 -- COA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
MANILA, Philippines - The generated revenues and serviced passengers of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) registered a record low in 2018, according to the Commission on Audit (COA) report ...

China is still hurting from the trade war and the pressure is mounting
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-14
(CNN) - The trade war might be headed for a slight reprieve, but China is still getting battered by a slowing economy and its standoff with the United States. Industrial production in China ...

Huawei employees reportedly aided African governments in spying
TechCrunch - 2019-08-14
A new report from The Wall Street Journal could be another damning piece of evidence for a company already under a good deal of international scrutiny. The paper is reporting that technicians ...

'Lithium' Is A Homage To A Drug -- And To The Renegade Side Of Science
NPR - 2019-08-14
Like any good story about a scientific discovery, Walter A. Brown's account of the history of lithium features plenty of improvisation, conjecture and straight-up kismet. Unlike many such stories, though, it also features a fair share of personal bias ...

HPG chief appointed as Civil Security Group director
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Gen. Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has appointed new chiefs of the Civil Security Group (CSG) and Eastern Police District (EPD) of Metro ...

Capital One hacker took data from more than 30 companies, new court docs reveal
ZDNet - 2019-08-14
Paige A. Thompson, the hacker accused of breaching US bank Capital One, is also believed to have stolen data from more than 30 other companies, US prosecutors said in new court documents filed today and obtained by ZDNet. "The government's investigation ...

House approves on 2nd reading new sin taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The House plenary on Wednesday night approved on second reading a bill increasing the excise tax rates on liquor and heated tobacco and vapor products just a day after it ...

More fisherfolk withdraw from writ of kalikasan plea for West PH sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 14) -- More fishermen from Palawan and Zambales have refused to sue the government in their petition to protect the West Philippine Sea amid Chinese actions ...

Villar-led Vista Land income increases 11% in first half
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-14
"Vista Land continues to deliver solid performance, fueled by the performance of our core housing business in addition to our continued expansion in our commercial assets," Vista Land Chairman ...

Batangas: A remembrance to those who remember
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-14
The interior of its in-house restaurant, Imprenta Modern Filipino Cuisine, is inspired by the old printing press business of the Mojares family. Here, members of the Lipa Integrated Performing ...

2 Chinese held for illegal ?detention of compatriot
philstar.com - 2019-08-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Two Chinese men were arrested yesterday by police for alleged illegal detention of their compatriot in a hotel in Pasay City. Yinhua Gong, 41, and Shuchun Liu, 29, were nabbed at the Courtyard Hotel along Roxas Boulevard. Police ...

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies
TechCrunch - 2019-08-14
Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad portfolio of products, including a sizable mainframe software tools ...

Century Properties nets P760 M in H1
philstar.com - 2019-08-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Century Properties Group (CPG) of the Antonio family said the company is on track with its double digit bottom line growth target for the year as its first semester earnings rose by more than half. CPG reported a net income of P760 ...

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