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From 'Android Andy' to alleged 'sex ring' leader -- the rise and fall of Google exec Andy Rubin
Business Insider - 2019-08-03
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Sugar sector urged to brace for influx of cheaper imports
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Amid threats of liberalization, the local sugar industry and the government must pull themselves together to beef up production to able to compete should the Philippines open its doors to cheaper imported sugar. One of the country ...

Non-traditional coco products to boost exports
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Non-traditional coconut products will help drive Philippine agricultural exports amid an increasing global consumer preference for organic and healthy products, according to the University of Asia and the Pacific. In its latest ...

MacBook Deals: 12-Inch MacBook Slashed $500, MacBook Air Dips To $999 At Best Buy
Forbes - 2019-08-03
The 12-inch MacBook is getting the fire sale treatment, while the new MacBook Air is getting $100 shaved off its price. The MacBook Pro is seeing cuts too. As of Friday morning August 2, the low-end and mid-range 12-inch MacBook models are being discounted ...

ING: Expect July inflation at 2.4%, another rate cut
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation likely eased for the second straight month at 2.4 percent in July due to stable food prices and base effects, Dutch financial giant ING Bank said. Nicholas Mapa, senior economist at ING Bank Manila, said the downtrend last ...

P6,000 from NAIA 3 to 1? Cabbie nabbed
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A taxi driver was arrested by members of the airport police for allegedly charging a Chinese tourist and her friends P6,000 from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 on Friday. Wang Wei filed a complaint ...

LTFRB to appeal TRO on EDSA bus ban
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Although it will abide by the order, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it would ask a Quezon City court to reconsider its decision suspending the implementation of the provincial bus ban on EDSA.

DOF extends fund management expertise to Bangsamoro government
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials of the Department of Finance were tasked to guide executives from the Bangsamoro government on how to properly manage their funds to ensure the long-term fiscal stability of this new region, the DOF said. Finance Secretary ...

Beware of fake beauty products, SoKor warns Filipino consumers
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The South Korean government is urging Filipino consumers to be vigilant when purchasing Korean cosmetics amid cases of copyright infringement. During the roundtable discussion on the promotion and protection of genuine Korean ...

Magnitude 5 quake jolts North Samar
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 5 earthquake hit Northern Samar yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. Phivolcs said the epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 1:28 a.m., was located 33 kilometers northeast of ...

AFP denies hand in Basilan raid
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
ZAMBOANGA CITY - The military had no participation in the raid conducted by police Special Action Force commandos and National Bureau of Investigation agents in Basilan on Friday that left three persons dead, two of them Abu Sayyaf surrenderees.

Investing in US stocks? New app does just that
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- US-based financial technology firm Abra has added a new feature in its mobile application, allowing users in the Philippines to invest in US stocks for as low as P300 for a fractional share. The Abra app enables its users to send ...

Water in Angat rises; Bustos Dam spills
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MALOLOS, Philippines -- The water level in Angat Dam has risen to more than a meter amid heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon. Meanwhile, Bustos Dam breached its spilling level yesterday. Monitoring by the Bulacan provincial disaster risk ...

Pinoys cautioned on travel to Thailand
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipinos traveling to Thailand have been advised to be careful in the wake of a series of small bombings that rocked Bangkok recently. In an advisory issued yesterday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) told Filipinos to ...

More hybrid PLDT stores in the pipeline
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Telco giant PLDT Inc. is bullish on expanding its hybrid stores nationwide to provide its customers a wide array of digital solutions and support services. PLDT chief revenue officer Al Panlilo said the company is looking to open ...

The best from the rest
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
Harvard Business Review says: "The three competencies rated most important in the real world are managing human capital, managing decision making processes, and managing strategy and innovation." But according to their studies; those three were the least ...

New business opportunity
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
For instance, while a Philippine REIT is subject to regular income tax ... It will start with a few assets only, primarily those in the Makati central business district and basically office assets. ALI president Bernard Vincent Dy said that their REIT ...

Obesity, High Blood Sugar Increase Stillbirth Risk In Pregnant Women With Diabetes, Study Says
International Business Times - 2019-08-03
Pregnancy is associated with several complications and stillbirth is a nightmare for every expecting mother. It could happen due to several physical and medical reasons, including unhealthy lifestyle and late-term delivery. One of the most common reasons ...

Palace: Duterte respects criticisms - if not baseless
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte respects all criticisms against his administration - as long as they are not baseless, Malacañang said on Saturday. "The President respects ...

8 persons dead, 31 rescued as 3 boats capsize in Visayas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines -- Eight persons died and 31 others were rescued after three passenger motorized bancas capsized in the waters between Iloilo and Guimaras Island on Saturday ...

Waves as big as houses displace 357 families in Davao City coastal villages
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
DAVAO CITY--At least 50 houses were destroyed and 98 took severe damage when waves as big as the structures themselves, whipped up by the southwest monsoon, slammed into the coast of this city ...

Roxas Holdings incurs P652 M loss in 9 months
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
Consolidated revenues increased to P12 billion but higher manufacturing and finance costs offset the growth RHI chairman Pedro Roxas said the changing weather conditions experienced triggered a shortage of cane supply, which translated to higher cost of ...

DOTr endorses P102-B rehab proposal by NAIA Consortium
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has cleared once again the proposal of a super consortium of seven conglomerates to rehabilitate the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), bringing the P102 billion plan closer ...

Cop drowns in pool during swimming training
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A swimming course turned tragic after a policeman assigned to Marikina drowned in the swimming pool of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on Saturday (Aug 3) afternoon. A report ...

Duterte: Cory Aquino was only popular because of Ninoy's death
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 3) -- President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a scathing criticism of former President Cory Aquino, saying her popularity was due to how her husband died.

Web-based lender eyeing to loan P110 million to borrowers this year
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-03
ONLINE credit provider Advance is bullish to achieve its goal of providing more loan assistance to the local labor market this year on the back of its flexible on-demand lending products. "Right ...

Sesame Allergy More Common Than Once Thought, Study Finds
New York Times - 2019-08-03
At least one million children and adults in the United States are allergic to sesame, an ingredient used in everything from hummus to snack bars, researchers reported on Friday. "Sesame allergy is becoming a common allergy in the U.S.," said Dr. Ruchi S.

DOE sees light at end of tunnel in Palawan power woes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
The light at the end of the tunnel is now in sight for the long-suffering residents of Palawan following efforts of the Department of Energy (DOE) to ramp up support for a multi-sectoral program ...

Vietnam suggests stronger ties in East Asia, restraint on South China Sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
BANGKOK -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Bình Minh on August 2 suggested participating countries of the East Asia Summit (EAS) enhance their maritime cooperation and ...

PAGASA: LPA seen to develop into tropical depression
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 3) -- The low pressure area (LPA) being monitored by the weather bureau continues to move closer to land, and is expected to develop into a tropical ...

PDEA torches P15M illegal drugs seized in Bangsamoro region
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
COTABATO CITY -- Anti-narcotics operatives in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) burned some P15 million worth of prohibited drugs in a private facility in Sultan ...

Catanduanes partners with power firm for waste-to-energy project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines-The green energy specialist Opus Energy Solutions Inc. together with Singapore Management Consultancy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the province of ...

LTFRB eyes appeal of court order stopping EDSA provincial bus ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 3) -- Authorities plan to appeal the court order stopping the planned implementation of the provincial bus ban on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

LPA over east of Catanduanes may become tropical depression-Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A low pressure area (LPA) off Catanduanes may likely turn into a tropical depression within 24 to 36 hours, state weather bureau said on Saturday. In its weather advisory ...

CSC offices may cancel exams in view of bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said its offices may have the discretion to suspend examinations in their respective areas in case of bad weather. "The Commision has ...

Hong Kong protesters to defy China warnings with weekend rallies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
HONG KONG -- Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a mass rally later Saturday as they face down increasingly stern warnings from China over weeks-long unrest that has plunged the ...

China has 'few good options' to hit back against new US tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
(CNN) -- The trade war is back on. China on Friday slammed President Donald Trump's decision to slap a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods, effectively taxing all Chinese exports to the ...

Angat Dam water level rises as rain pours over PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 3) -- The water level at Angat Dam, Metro Manila's main water source, has risen as monsoon rains continue to fall over the country. As of 6 a.m. Saturday ...

Earthquakes rock Davao Occidental, Northern Samar
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Two separate earthquakes rocked Davao Occidental and Northern Samar early Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. A 5.6-magnitude ...

Drenched weekend for Metro Manila: Monsoon rains, floods expected
philstar.com - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Rains will be pouring over the Philippines' capital region this weekend as the southwest monsoon continues to affect the western section of Luzon island. The monsoon rains are coupled with moderate winds from the southwest in Metro ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for August 3
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 3) -- Classes in some areas have been suspended Saturday, as rains continue over parts of the country. Here is a list of class suspensions for Saturday ...

South Korean anti-bullying campaigner wins Ramon Magsaysay Award
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines-A campaigner who tackles youth ... Kim Jong-ki, whose 16-year-old son took his life after being bullied in school, received the 2019 award for helping South Korea face ...

Roxas Holdings posts losses on production pains
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-03
Listed sugar and ethanol producer Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI) reported a nine-month net loss of P652 million during its fiscal year ending in September as the industry continued to struggle with ...

Probe sought as tariff law hurts rice farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
Opposition Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Friday sought an inquiry into the reported adverse effects of the rice tariffication law, which allegedly led to the shutdown of 4,000 rice mills around the ...

Pacific Online gets lease extension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
Online lottery equipment provider Pacific Online has secured a one-year extension of its equipment lease agreement with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), ensuring a lifeline for ...

EU extends humanitarian aid for dengue victims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
The European Union will donate 100,000 euros (around P5.69 million) in humanitarian funding to help the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) respond to the ongoing dengue outbreak. The EU Delegation to the ...

PH raises $860M from Japan bond sale
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
The Philippines raised some $860 million or 92 billion yen from the sale in Japan of yen-denominated samurai bonds across four tenors that all fetched yields below 1 percent. In a text message ...

IMI income declined in H1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
The slowdown in the global economy and downturn in the automotive market amid the US-China trade war and Brexit gnawed on the first semester earnings of Ayala-led electronics manufacturer ...

DTI to help entrepreneurs in poor barangays
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is reaching out to underserved communities and helping them develop small businesses that, in turn, will create more than 500,000 new jobs by 2022.

De Lima hearing postponed
philstar.com - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Due to bad weather, a Muntinlupa City court deferred yesterday the hearing of the drug charges filed against Sen. Leila de Lima. De Lima was supposed to appear before Judge Liezel Acquaitan of the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial ...

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