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Chinese investors eye 3 PH isles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese investors are targeting three strategic islands in northern Philippines for transformation into economic and tourism zones. The islands -- Fuga in Cagayan province ...

Iloilo sea tragedy: 6 Ermita folk among dead
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
"When the boats left the ports, there was good weather," Dela Vega said Miral said they received reports about the eight Sunday dawn. Mayor Edgardo Labella who visited Ermita yesterday said the city will provide the assistance the families need

Engage with the contemporary vanguard of the digital world
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-04
founder and CEO of Rumarocket Inc. Ken Lingan, CEO of the Publicis Groupe Philippines, will moderate the panel. Excited yet? Visit https://www.womenbiz.ph/summit2019/ to know more about the [email ...

Tesla offers 'free unlimited' supercharging to Model S and X buyers
Mashable - 2019-08-04
If you've been thinking about buying a new Tesla, now might be a good time to make a move. Tesla is offering prospective buyers some extra incentive: free supercharging when you buy a new Model X ...

Car Buyers May Not Prefer Electric Vehicles But They Prefer The Tesla Model 3
Forbes - 2019-08-04
Credit: Brooke Crothers A couple of recent reports say that most car buyers will not consider an EV. But that doesn't seem to be having any effect on Tesla sales. Results of a J.D. Power survey and Survey Monkey released July 30 said car buyers have a ...

Meralco to spend P4-B capex balance to boost network in H2
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-04
THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is expected to spend in the second half of the year P4 billion out of the P12-billion capital expenditure (capex) set aside for its network this year. From ...

US military purchased $32.8m worth of electronics with known security risks
ZDNet - 2019-08-04
US Department of Defense (DoD) employees have bought electronics worth over $32.8 million in fiscal year 2018 that have been known to contain security vulnerabilities, a report by the Pentagon's inspector general said last week. These acquisitions were ...

Does Starbucks Want To Become A Tech Company?
International Business Times - 2019-08-04
Is Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) a restaurant company? Or is it more of a branded consumer staple? Maybe it's an "experiential" stock? As it turns out, Starbucks is all of those things...yet management isn't satisfied stopping there. These innovations have ...

Recto bill mandates consumer reps in NTC, LTFRB, MWSS and other regulatory bodies
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-04
SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is seeking the mandatory membership of consumer representatives in the boards of government agencies that regulate power, water, transportation and other ...

More RCEP market access issues sealed
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-04
"With the competitive advantage of our country in resources, people and business environment, we hope to enhance our trade relations with other countries, and build more local industries and ...

Tropical Storm Hanna maintains strength as it moves west-northwest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-04
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration provides update on Tropical Storm Hanna as of 11 p.m. Sunday, August 4.

After getting microgrid franchise, Solar Para Sa Bayan prods others to apply for the same
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-04
"There are business groups that are planning to file their own franchises. Hopefully, this paves the way for more competitive power industry for everyone. In fact, there was already on

Amazon News: Understanding The Neighbors App Which Lets Police See Camera Footage
International Business Times - 2019-08-04
Amazon has been partnering up with local authorities through its Ring home security company, which manufactures doorbells equipped with cameras and speakers. One of Ring's services, Neighbors, allows members of a community to share safety information and ...

GDP impact of budget delay carried over to second quarter -- poll
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-04
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. economist Michael L. Ricafort shared this outlook, citing market expectations that the BSP will continue to loosen monetary policy. "Monetary easing through lower key short-term interest rates and... lower reserve ...

Lacson, Drilon seek to allow De Lima to participate in Senate sessions via teleconferencing
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) -- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson have filed a resolution seeking to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to ...

Lacson, Drilon seek to allow De Lima to participate in Senate sessions via teleconferencing
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) -- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson have filed a resolution seeking to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to ...

Tornado hits Northern Samar town
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines -- Twenty families were left homeless after a tornado destroyed 11 houses and a public market in Lavesares, Northern Samar on Saturday morning. No one was reported injured or killed in the incident that occurred at around 9:30 a ...

11 nabbed in NCRPO anti-gambling drive
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Police officers arrested 11 alleged bet collectors of the illegal numbers game lotteng during an anti-illegal gambling drive in Metro Manila on Saturday, a police official said yesterday. Those arrested were reportedly caught in the ...

Pandacan bridge closed for six months
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Motorists are advised to find alternate routes after the Tomas Claudio Bridge in Pandacan, Manila was closed on Saturday night, the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU) said yesterday. The bridge will be closed for ...

First rate cut in more than 10 years
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
On July 31, the Fed delivered exactly what investors were asking for by lowering benchmark rates by 25 basis points to two to 2.25 percent. This is a momentous event because this is the first rate cut in more than 10 years, signaling a reversal of the Fed ...

Pinay in Australia cited for helping kids
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipina has been cited in Australia for her charity works for children in the Philippines. Rachel Alamil-Bessant, a native of Ormoc, Leyte, is the first Filipina to be conferred with the Order of Australia Award (OAM). She ...

9 troopers hurt in Sulu clashes
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Nine Army soldiers were wounded in separate encounters with Abu Sayyaf bandit group in the jungles of Sulu on Saturday morning. The firefight erupted as government security forces were tracking down the bandit group, which ...

Hanna continues enhancing habagat
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
Hanna may still intensify while over the Philippine sea, according PAGASA senior weather specialist Raymond Ordinario. As of 3 p.m., the center of Hanna was located at 1,060 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, packing winds of 65 kilometers per ...

Death toll in Iloilo sea tragedy hits 31
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
Authorities wondered why the third ferry, the Jenny Vince, was allowed to sail about three hours after two other ferries overturned almost at the same time at noon in bad weather. Dela Vega explained their initial investigation revealed the boats sailed ...

Rains affect voter registration in Pangasinan
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines -- Heavy downpours have affected the conduct of voter registration in Pangasinan, according to the provincial election supervisor in this city. Marino Salas told The STAR on Saturday that since the two-month registration resumed ...

Quakes rock Samar Island
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Earthquakes shook parts of Northern and Eastern Samar yesterday morning even as aftershocks continued to rattle Itbayat in Batanes, state seismologists said. The magnitudes-4.8 and 4.4 quakes occurred in Pambujan, Northern Samar at ...

LNG poised to play vital role in Philippine energy landscape
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Never has energy security been a more pressing issue than now, given our increasing energy demand to meet the upward trajectory of our developing economy. Sustainability, environmental impact, operational economics, and a clearer ...

Pag-IBIG taps PayMaya for digital payments
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- In line with the directive of President Duterte to make public services more convenient for Filipinos, members of Pag-IBIG Fund can now enjoy a more convenient way to remit their savings and pay their loans anytime, anywhere.

Exemption sought for 9 cities from ecozone ban
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has requested anew the Office of the President (OP) to exempt nine cities in Metro Manila from the ongoing ban on new economic zones and to give ecozone developers with pending ecozone ...

BSP to pilot test digital tax payments through Landbank
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to pilot test within the month the electronic payments of taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) using one of the two automated clearing houses via the Land Bank of the Philippines.

Market sees support at 8,000
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market may see the index support at 8,000 level this week even as second quarter earnings are starting to come in, according to 2TradeAsia.com. "Participants may need to sift through earnings adjustments to heed the ...

Meralco spending P12 B this year to strengthen network
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is spending over P12 billion this year to strengthen its network and to relocate distribution poles affected by infrastructure projects of government. Of the P12.03 billion networks capital expenditure ...

RCEP trade deal expected by Nov
philstar.com - 2019-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines, along with 15 other participating countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, is optimistic the trade deal would be completed by November. In a statement released yesterday, the ...

Student Loans 2.0
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-04
Little, and other tech start-ups in Spain. The duo set up shop in the Philippines not only to take advantage of the business opportunity in the local financing space, but more so because of the vibrancy of the economy and imminent explosion of tech-based ...

Face-off with cryptocurrency
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-04
US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at a Senate Banking Committee in July acknowledged that a systematic scale of cryptocurrency use could fundamentally change the global financial system. Writing in The Conversation (theconversation.com), Bhaskar Chakravorti ...

Pinterest Shares Surge After Users Top 300 Million And It Raises Outlook
Forbes - 2019-08-04
Shares of Pinterest rose sharply following its second-ever earnings report. (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images) Photothek via Getty Images Pinterest shares surged more than 15% late Thursday after it reported a smaller-than ...

I pay less than $50 a month for $1 million of life insurance, and I think I got a great deal
Business Insider - 2019-08-04
When I turned 37 a few years ago, I purchased a 20-year term life insurance policy for $750,000. This policy was in addition to the 30-year, $250,000 policy I bought in my late 20s, meaning I now have $1 million in term life insurance coverage that will ...

There's a record number of immigrant-founded companies on the Fortune 500, despite Trump-era policies
Business Insider - 2019-08-04
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Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted
New York Times - 2019-08-04
It was 7 a.m. on Independence Day when a doctor told Rose and Roger Porter Jr. that their daughter could die within hours. For nearly a week, Mikayla, 10, had suffered intensifying bouts of fever, diarrhea and stabbing stomach pains. That morning, the ...

French inventor successfully crossed the English Channel on a hoverboard
The Verge - 2019-08-04
After a failed attempt at the end of July, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the English Channel early this morning on his Flyboard Air, a jet-powered hoverboard. Zapata departed from Sangatte, France and arrived in Dover, England 22 ...

Will This Asteroid Heading Toward Vertex Pharmaceuticals Make Impact?
YAHOO! News - 2019-08-04
On July 25, an asteroid around the size of a dozen loaded container ships came within 45,000 miles of your head and you didn't even know it. If it had arrived 40 minutes earlier, the giant space ...

Roblox hits 100 million monthly active users
TechCrunch - 2019-08-04
Roblox is big. Bigger than Minecraft big. The massively multiple online title has been around since 2006, but the game has been achieving a crazy amount of momentum of late. On Friday, it ...

Confused About Sunscreen Ingredients? Here's What We've Learned
NPR - 2019-08-04
When we smear on sunscreen, dermatologist Kanade Shinkai with the University of California San Francisco says, most of us don't think about it getting under our skin. "I think there was an assumption that these are things that we apply to our skin -- they ...

EU struggles to strike trade pacts with major ASEAN countries
NIKKEI - 2019-08-04
But Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand combined accounted for 50% of EU-ASEAN trade, according to Nikkei Asian Review's analysis of EU trade data. The other four ASEAN countries ...

20 dead in El Paso shopping complex shooting, says Texas governor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-04
EL PASO, Texas - Twenty people were killed and more than two dozen injured in a shooting Saturday in a busy shopping area in the Texas border town of El Paso, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Korean police to ramp up efforts to improve safety in areas with large foreign populations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-04
Police will employ the algorithms to collect data on foreign subscribers not registered with the immigration office. Police have incorporated big data analytics from telecommunications operators ...

Local officials detail death toll in Iloilo sea tragedies
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) -- At least 27 people died after three boats capsized over rough waters near the Parola Wharf in the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait, Guimaras Governor Samuel ...

Immigration to deport suspected American pedophile nabbed in Lingayen
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will deport a suspected American pedophile who was arrested in Pangasinan last week. In a statement, the BI said James ...

Local officials detail death toll in Iloilo sea tragedies
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) -- At least 27 people died after three boats capsized over rough waters near the Parola Wharf in the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait, Guimaras Governor Samuel ...

Immigration to deport suspected American pedophile nabbed in Lingayen
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will deport a suspected American pedophile who was arrested in Pangasinan last week. In a statement, the BI said James ...

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