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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 ...

MMDA to fence off EDSA bus lanes
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- After strictly enforcing the yellow bus lane policy, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will put up fences to control the flow of buses along EDSA, an official said yesterday. MMDA traffic czar Bong Nebrija said ...

DOTr chief suspends PCG, Marina execs over Iloilo mishap
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
The weather bulletin said the outer rainbands of Hanna will bring moderate to heavy rains and gusty winds over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands until today - areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1. Hanna was located at 505 kilometers ...

BOC seizes P24-M smuggled products
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized P24 million worth of smuggled agricultural products from China during an operation at the Manila International Container Port yesterday. The BOC said five shipping containers ­­­­­- declared ...

Fewer dengue cases in QC this year
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of dengue cases recorded in Quezon City decreased in the first seven months of the year even as the country faces a nationwide epidemic due to the rise in cases elsewhere in the Philippines. Mayor Joy Belmonte, citing ...

In Barangay Toong:City Health to declare dengue outbreak
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
CEBU, Philippines -- The Cebu City Health Department is eyeing to declare dengue outbreak in Barangay Toong, a mountain area in the city. Dr. Daisy Villa, city health officer, said there are two dengue cases in Barangay Toong this year but there were no ...

Joy Schools Play Areas: From plastic waste to delightful ecobricks slide
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-08
the Paranaque City office and partner the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). The ecobricks have been collected by the school community itself and Mondelez Philippines employees.

BOC intercepts P24-M worth of vegetables from China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has confiscated five shipments of misdeclared agricultural products from China worth P24 million. Customs said Thursday that based on its x-ray ...

Simmering US-China financial war imperils global economy
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-08
Oxford Economics says business pessimism has risen sharply: 56 percentof the companies it surveyed July 12 to August 1 said the risk of a sharp global slowdown has risen, up from 32 percent in the ...

Wesmincom chief after killing of ex-Sayyaf men in police, NBI raid: Remember Mamasapano
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
ZAMBOANGA CITY--The highest ranking military official in Western Mindanao has only one advice to agents of the Special Action Force (SAF) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) who were put ...

Daughter refutes mom: I am not missing, brainwashed; I left home willingly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The daughter of a woman, who testified before a Senate inquiry on the alleged recruitment of students by leftist groups, has clarified that she never was missing nor ...

Ex-SolGen cautions Duterte on raising Hague ruling during China visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte must not bring up the arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea when he visits China this month because such move will "not be fruitful at all ...

Duterte: China delaying completion of South China Sea Code of Conduct
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said China is "delaying" the finalization of a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, an accord aimed at preventing the ...

Duterte raises bounty for Negros cop killers to ?6-M
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will raise the bounty for the killers of four policemen in Negros Oriental to ?6 million, pending his own probe on the ...

BSP cuts rates anew as it sees inflation has been tamed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
The central bank on Thursday reduced its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point -- as expected by market watchers -- resisting pressures to implement deeper cuts in the wake of ...

Duterte raises bounty for Negros cops killers to P6M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday increased to P6 million the bounty for the capture of those behind the brutal killing of four police officers in Ayungon, Negros Oriental.

Best Predictor Of Vascular, Heart Diseases Is 24-Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring, Study Says
International Business Times - 2019-08-08
High blood pressure is a major cause of deaths due to diseases affecting the arterial system and the heart. These illnesses are preventable to a certain extent by monitoring the blood pressure levels of a person for 24 hours, according to a global study.

SMC reports P26.2 billion net income for H1
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) had a net income of P26.2 billion for the first half of the year, it announced to the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday.

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for August 9
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Hanna is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday but some classes remain suspended due to the bad weather. A number of local government units announced the cancellation of classes as a preventive ...

Duterte wants DOH to ensure proper treatment of dengue patients
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure proper treatment of dengue patients in the country after the agency declared a national ...

PNP willing to coordinate with creator of website used by extremists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is willing to coordinate with the creator of a website being run in the Philippines that is allegedly being used as a platform ...

DoTr set to award Bulacan Airport project to SMC
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- The alternate international airport north of Manila will be awarded to the project proponent soon. In a text message to CNN Philippines, Transportation ...

Party-list coalition leaves it to COMELEC to decide who should represent Duterte Youth
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- The Party-list Coalition in the House of Representatives on Thursday said it will respect whoever the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) allows to ...

BI to probe syndicates giving Philippine passports, documents to illegal aliens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration Chief Jaime Morente on Thursday ordered a probe on syndicates that reportedly have being providing illegal aliens with Philippine passports and other ...

Senate to probe provincial bus ban, EDSA traffic
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- The Senate Public Services committee will conduct an investigation Tuesday on the contentious provincial bus ban and worsening traffic on the country's ...

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

Two China survey ships spotted in Philippine EEZ
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Two Chinese survey ships have sailed within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), an area where Filipinos have sovereign rights to explore ...

Philippine-based IT company aims to provide affordable solutions to local businesses
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- All Filipino entrepreneurs aim to grow ... Since "The Final Pitch," SERVIO has also gained another investment and industrial partner in Jadel Holdings Company Inc. "We look forward to working with these partners and learning ...

Monsoon rain to persist in parts of Luzon until Friday, Aug 9
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Expect the storm-enhanced monsoon rains to continue in various parts of Luzon until tomorrow, August 9, 2019, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric ...

Asian markets climb amid promising economic signs from China
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
(CNN) -- Asian markets broadly rose Thursday as China's yuan held steady -- one of a few signs in the region that helped to stave off fears of global economic trouble. China's currency gained ...

Samsung's Note10 finally bids farewell to the headphone jack
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
(CNN) -- When Apple removed the headphone jack from its iPhone 7 in 2016, Samsung pushed out a series of ads mocking the decision. Some executives even threw shade at its biggest competitor ...

Asian stocks rebound after volatile Wall Street day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
BEIJING - Asian stocks rebounded Thursday after Wall Street eked out a gain following volatility fueled by concern fallout from the U.S.-Chinese trade war will spread. Investors were rattled ...

Typhoon Hanna intensifies once more, still inside PAR
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
Winds between 30 to 60 kph or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours. State weather bureau PAGASA said moderate to heavy monsoon rains will affect Metro Manila, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, northern portions of Palawan, Antique ...

Autokid drives businesses forward with light-duty trucks
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- More and more cities in the country--be it in Metro Manila or nearby and faraway provinces--are being developed in terms of infrastructure and establishment. This results in increasing demands of businesses when it comes to moving ...

Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks Taiwan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
TAIPEI -- A Magnitude 6 earthquake rocked Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. More information will soon be released by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) and other relevant authorities. The epicenter of the ...

Toyota promotes awareness on hybrid cars with campus tour at DLSU
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- To boost its efforts in bringing vehicle electrification closer to the public, automotive leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) established a partnership with De La Salle University (DLSU) and staged the second leg of its Hybrid ...

Hi-Precision Diagnostics: 23 Years of providing hi-quality healthcare for all
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
HPD is licensed by the Department of Health (DoH) and accredited by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Maritime Industry ...

Philippine economic growth slows in Q2
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines (Update 2, 11:19 a.m.) -- The Philippine economy grew slower than expected in the second quarter amid a sluggish recovery in state spending due to delayed approval of the 2019 budget and ban on new projects during the elections.

Classes suspended in Occidental Mindoro town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
CITY OF CALAPAN - Classes in all levels (public and private schools) remain suspended in Paluan, Occidental Mindoro due to inclement weather spawned by Typhoon Hanna. In Abra de Ilog ...

Kin of Iloilo-Guimaras sea tragedy casualties get P50k aid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
The President was likewise supposed to meet with families of the fatalities in Guimaras, but could not make it to the island due to unfavorable weather conditions.

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