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Chinese tech companies sink as trade tensions rise again
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-09
(CNN) -- Chinese markets sagged Friday as renewed trade fears sent tech stocks plunging. ZTE led the way with a nearly 8% drop. The losses came after the United States moved forward with a ban ...

Joma Sison shoots down Duterte's claim rebels are insisting on peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 9) -- Communist rebels clarified they will never talk peace with the government under the existing orders of President Rodrigo Duterte. Communist founder ...

SC orders early dismissal in Metro Manila courts due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has suspended work in all Metro Manila courts due to bad weather. In its advisory, the High Court said that all Metro Manila courts will have early ...

DepEd changing policy to avoid stocking of books, learning materials
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 9) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) said it was changing its policy regarding buffer stocks of books after a Commission on Audit report revealed ?113 ...

Eleazar relieves cop tagged in Quezon City road rage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Friday ordered the relief of a policeman from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) who allegedly got involved in a ...

Filipinos in Congo advised to remain cautious amid ebola outbreak
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Embassy in Nairobi advised Filipinos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to "remain cautious and observe health safety precautions at all times ...

No mere lip service
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
When it comes to cosmetics, Pinoys love to pucker up and experiment with the one product that defines their whole look: their lipstick. This is one key finding of "Beyond Skin Deep ...

Manila Water president resigns
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 9) -- Manila Water Company President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ferdinand dela Cruz has resigned from his post, citing personal reasons. Dela Cruz ...

Rene Almendras to head Manila Water after president resigns
philstar.com - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Water Company Inc. announced Friday that Ferdinand dela Cruz resigned as president and CEO of the company for "personal" reasons. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, the Ayala-led utility firm said Dela Cruz will be ...

Angat Dam water level continues to rise, now at 170-meter mark --Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
However, the water levels in both the Magat and Caliraya dams have dipped. The state weather bureau earlier said that some parts of Luzon and Metro Manila will still experience rains as the tail ...

Lorenzana seeks protest over presence of 2 Chinese survey ships in PH EEZ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday said he will recommend the filing of protest concerning the reported presence of two Chinese survey ships in the Philippines ...

Analysis: LPU's big win over the Altas
philstar.com - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines - In a week where the NCAA games were postponed due to inclement weather, we saw one match -- the Lyceum Pirates eked out a hard-earned win against the Perpetual Help, 87-85. It was a game that went down the wire, and there was a ...

NCAA cancels games anew due to bad weather
philstar.com - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines - The NCAA Management Committee has cancelled Friday's basketball games amid inclement weather. The seniors basketball double-header between College of St. Benilde and Jose Rizal University, and San Sebastian and Emilio Aguinaldo will ...

LOOK: San Miguel gives a sneak peek into proposed Bulacan airport
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 9) -- A more spacious and state-of-the-art airport will soon rise in northern Luzon. San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has revealed design studies for the New ...

'Hanna' leaves PH, heads towards China
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 9) -- Typhoon Hanna has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and is now moving northwest in the direction of China. This according to the latest ...

PLDT tweaks core net income target for 2019 to P26.4 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
It will also be driven by the continued slowdown in losses from its international business, which has shifted its focus from the traditional overseas voice and text service to a more digital app ...

LIST: Canceled flights on August 9
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Several domestic and international flights were canceled on Friday, August 9, due to bad weather brought about by Typhoon "Hanna." In an advisory, the Manila ...

Fish and fabric: biochemical warfare used vs dengue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
Local governments aided by state agencies are waging a biological and chemical warfare of sorts to stop the fast-rising number of dengue cases and deaths caused by the mosquito-borne viral disease.

US Homeland Security lifts security travel notice on NAIA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has lifted the public notice on its security concerns at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). In a statement late ...

Senate panel summons transport officials to explain Edsa gridlocks
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
File photo: Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Edsa reflects the miserable state of the Metro Manila commuting THE Senate Committee on Public Services summoned transport officials to appear at a hearing ...

SMC reports ?26.2 billion net income for H1
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
it announced to the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday. The diversified profits were boosted by revenues from its beer, spirits and power businesses. San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc., the ...

Uber burned through $5.2 billion last quarter, its biggest quarterly loss ever
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
(CNN) -- Even by Uber's standards, the company burned through a staggering amount of money in its most recent quarter. Uber said Thursday that it lost $5.2 billion in the three months ending in ...

'Hanna' out, but prepare for rain over most of Luzon
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
Aside from the rain, PAGASA says gusty conditions will continue over most of Luzon and Visayas due to the enhanced southwest monsoon. Classes have been suspended in some areas, particularly in Metro Manila, in anticipation of bad weather.

Alcohol products soon to bear tax stamps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
After years of delay, the government will finally start affixing internal revenue stamps on alcohol products to discourage tax cheats once higher excise taxes kick in by next year, according to ...

6 old priorities for new DA chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
On Aug. 5, William Dar was named the new agriculture secretary. In addition to being well qualified, Dar must address six priorities if we are to reverse the downward trend in the sector.

PNP wants free access to schools
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde, the Philippine National Police chief, has called for a review of agreements denying lawmen access to schools, particularly the University of the Philippines (UP).

PH to continue collecting taxes from Pogos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
The government will continue to collect the taxes from foreign--mostly Chinese--workers in Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) and issue tax identification numbers (TINs) to those still ...

This startup is helping food app delivery workers start their own damn delivery companies
TechCrunch - 2019-08-08
Following many months of pressure, DoorDash, one of the most frequently used food delivery apps in the U.S., said late last month that it was finally changing its tipping policy to pass 100% of ...

ULA successfully launches fifth U.S. Air Force protected communications satellite
TechCrunch - 2019-08-08
The United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint-effort commercial launch service provider set up by Boing and Lockheed Martin, succeeded in launching a U.S. Air Force communications satellite to orbit ...

Decade-old remote code execution bug found in phones used by Fortune 500
ZDNet - 2019-08-08
A decade-old remote code execution vulnerability in the firmware of enterprise desk phones has been discovered by researchers. On Thursday at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas, Nevada, McAfee researchers revealed the existence of the security flaw in a desk phone ...

Lobster Roll and Watermelon Salad ASMR
Mashable - 2019-08-08
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 ...

The head of Google's smartphone group has moved into Sundar Pichai's 'Office of the CEO' just months before the expected launch of the Pixel 4
Business Insider - 2019-08-08
Just months ahead of the expected launch of its fourth-generation device, the person in charge of Google's Pixel smartphone division-- Mario Queiroz -- is reportedly leaving for another role internally at the tech giant. The news came from an Axios ...

Bills covering four tranches of tax-reform program filed
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-08
The lawmaker said his HB 1909, which represents Package 2 of the CTRP, "will widen the corporate tax base and plug its leakages, and help alleviate the burden on the business community ...

Gerald, Julia address all the nasty rumors
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-08
But when you feel down and out, you would say mind our own business.... Wait, what? It cuts both ways. Sadly, you are in an industry where we have the right to know things about you. And while ...

Disney's new pitch to advertisers touts the power of Disney Plus and ESPN Plus to supercharge its ad offerings
Business Insider - 2019-08-08
Disney's latest and largest push into streaming video, Disney Plus, won't include ads when it launches in November. But that doesn't mean Disney is moving away from selling ads as it does battle with Netflix. Disney execs, during an August event for ...

Federal Experts' Advice on HPV Vaccine Could Add Confusion
Medscape - 2019-08-08
Vaccination decisions are usually pretty straightforward. People either meet the criteria for the vaccine based on their age or other factors or they don't. But when a federal panel recently recommended an update to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine ...

New gel may prevent scarring after cardiac surgery
UPI.com - 2019-08-08
Aug. 8 (UPI) --A new solution may help prevent deadly adhesions that follow heart surgeries, new research shows. Researchers have created a new gel to apply to damaged heart tissue that may prevent the formation of fibrous bands, according to a study ...

Duterte promises to look into 2020 budget pork allegations
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to look into allegations that there will be pork barrel in the proposed 2020 national budget. Reports earlier said ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for Friday, August 9
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Makati City (all levels, public and private, starting 12 p.m.) Pateros (all levels, public and private, starting 12 p.m.) Calumpit, Bulacan (all levels, public and private) Pulilan, Bulacan (all ...

DENR to Manila Water, Maynilad, MWSS: Pay fines instead of spending on legal actions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Rather than spending "so much" on legal actions, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Sytem (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Manila Water ...

DENR to Manila Water, Maynilad, MWSS: Pay fines instead of spending on legal actions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Rather than spending "so much" on legal actions, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Sytem (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Manila Water ...

San Francisco gives Postmates permit to test sidewalk delivery robots
The Verge - 2019-08-08
Food and grocery delivery company Postmates has been given the first permit in San Francisco to test sidewalk delivery robots, according to TechCrunch, paving the way for the company to test the Serve autonomous delivery robot it announced in December.

More than 50 pieces of debris remain in space after India destroyed its own satellite in March
The Verge - 2019-08-08
More than four months after India destroyed one of its own satellites in space, dozens of pieces of debris from the cataclysmic event still circulate in orbit -- posing a small, but potential threat to other functioning spacecraft that might pass close by.

Samsung: The Galaxy Note 10 Has the Guts to Be Your 5G Streaming Video Game Console
Fortune - 2019-08-08
With the gaming industry moving toward the mobile market ahead of the 5G and streaming revolutions, Samsung wants to be the smartphone of choice for mobile gamers. At its annual Samsung Unpacked ...

DNA blood test may help determine success of breast cancer treatment
UPI.com - 2019-08-08
Could the DNA from a patient's breast tumor help doctors spot whether stray cancer cells are still in her blood? That's what a small, new study suggests is possible. If the findings are replicated in a larger study, such a test might help determine whether ...

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, 88
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-08
NEW YORK--Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in Beloved, Sula and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the ...

Sotto wants public school teachers exempted from paying taxes
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
Senate Bill 241 - an act providing tax relief to public school teachers by exempting them from income taxation, amending for the purpose Sections 22 and 24A of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended - seeks to exempt Teachers I ...

Why we need hydration
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
The weather had been uncooperative lately and it would be an added challenge for the triathletes during the swim and bike course and hopefully, conditions will improve by Sunday. Maybe it would help if we ask that pastor from Mindanao who claims to own the ...

PNP acquires P784-M equipment
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has acquired P784 million worth of equipment that is expected to boost the operational capabilities of its units on the ground. PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde yesterday witnessed the blessing of ...

BOC creates unit to handle entry of hazardous wastes
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has established a permanent and specialized division which is tasked to monitor and control the entry of hazardous substances and other wastes into the country. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero ...

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