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Coke and Pepsi abandon the plastics lobby
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
(CNN) -- Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, two major sellers of plastic bottles, have made sweeping sustainability commitments. Now they are stepping away from a plastics lobbying group. Both soft drink ...

Pangasinan dredges, clears waterways to ease flooding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
In Calabarzon region, residents along rivers and flood-prone areas in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon were advised to take caution amid the inclement weather caused by ...

Customs hikes goal for 2nd semester
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has raised its total collection target for the second half to P372.1 billion to make up for the P7-billion deficit in its actual take during the first six months.

Researchers Hack Video Surveillance System And Swap In Fake Footage
Forbes - 2019-07-30
Need to pull off an epic, Hollywood-style heist? You're going to need an expert crew... and you're going to need someone on it who can tap into a surveillance system and fool the guard who's monitoring it with a bogus video feed. You may want to start by ...

Is First Solar Overvalued?
Forbes - 2019-07-30
First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) stock is up by about 55% year-to-date, driven by strong installations growth in the U.S. utility-scale solar market and the production ramp of its higher-margin Series 6 panels. However, our price estimate for First Solar remains ...

Heartburn drugs increase use of allergy medication
UPI.com - 2019-07-30
There are numerous drugs to treat digestive woes caused by heartburn or stomach ulcers. But solving one health problem may be causing another. New research from Austria found that people who use drugs that suppress stomach acid were almost twice as likely ...

Less invasive procedure for clogged leg arteries reduces amputation risk, study says
UPI.com - 2019-07-30
July 30 (UPI) --A less invasive procedure may help patients with clogged leg arteries live longer lives and avoid amputations, new research shows. The findings were published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The study notes that ...

Plastics Or People? At Least 1 Of Them Has To Change To Clean Up Our Mess
NPR - 2019-07-30
The avalanche of plastic waste that's rolling over land and sea has inspired numerous potential solutions. Some involve inventing our way out of the mess by creating new kinds of natural materials that will harmlessly degrade if they're thrown away.

Huawei Says Revenue Jumped 23% Despite Tensions With U.S.
NPR - 2019-07-30
Chinese tech giant Huawei says its revenue for the first half of 2019 soared 23% from a year ago, even though the U.S. put it on an export blacklist that will effectively ban American companies from providing Huawei with critical components, such as ...

Lorenzana tells China envoy: Ships should keep AIS trackers on
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua that its ships should keep their tracking responders on so they could be detected at sea, especially ...

NPA combatants in Southern Luzon are mostly young - AFP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
Gilbert Gapay, commander of the Southern Luzon Command (Solcom ... Aside from holding awareness campaigns in schools, Gapay said state forces had also been conducting similar activities in ...

Top US think tank sees no gauge of success in PH drug war
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
There appears to be a lack of evaluation by the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of the effectiveness, or harm, of his bloody campaign against drugs even if it has led to ...

Capital One is the latest company to get rocked by a massive data breach. Here are the 8 largest hacks of the 21st century.
Business Insider - 2019-07-30
Capital One is the latest company to experience a major data breach impacting millions of people and putting their information as risk. The hack exposed the personal information of more than 100 million people across the US and Canada. The company said a ...

Philippines Infradev, Makati formalize deal for $3.5-B subway project
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
Philippine Infradev chairman Ren Jinhua and Tiu represented ... The proposed subway would connect key points in Makati such as the central business district along Ayala Avenue, Makati City Hall, Poblacion Heritage Site, University of Makati, Ospital ...

CT for Hematuria Evaluation Does More Harm Than Good
Medscape - 2019-07-30
Some guidelines recommend using CT in the initial evaluation of patients who have blood in their urine, but a study suggests that the harms of doing so may outweigh the benefits of early diagnosis. Results were published online on July 29 in JAMA Internal ...

With no potential challenger, SMC set to bag airport project
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is all set to claim the Bulacan airport project today with no potential challenger in sight after over three months of waiting. Transportation Assistant Secretary for procurement Giovanni Lopez ...

DILG: All LGUs must clear roads
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- All local government units (LGUs) in the country are required to rid roads of obstructions, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said yesterday. DILG spokesman Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said the directive ...

9 BIFF men killed in Maguindanao clash
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Nine members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed in an encounter with soldiers in Shariff Saidona Mustapha town on Monday. Barangay officials identified seven of the fatalities as Abdul Mosaiden ...

Factory gate prices rise slightly in June
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Factory gate prices rose at a slightly faster pace in June on the back of the acceleration in the prices of furniture and fixtures, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said yesterday. The Producer Price Index (PPI) for ...

Ideal location
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
One of the municipalities that is expected to greatly benefit from the Philippine National Railways (PNR) North 2 Project, which will run from Malolos in Bulacan to Clark in Pampanga, is Guiguinto, also in Bulacan. PNR Clark, formerly known as the ...

Museum of Future Experiences uses VR for mind-expanding trips
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-30
The museum is the brainchild of Bridgewater hedge fund alum David Askaryan, 32, who came up with the idea after realizing that virtual reality had failed to take off, not because of the actual technology, but because of a business model that mistakenly ...

MPIC eyes issuance of exchangeable bonds
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-30
"The process has started for the hospitals," MPIC Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan told reporters, adding that a public listing is the "correct" direction for the business segment. "I think we will eventually put it to bed, the IPO, hindi ko lang ...

Negros anti-insurgency task force created
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- An anti-insurgency task force has been created in Negros Oriental amid a wave of killings which were blamed on communist rebels. Gov. Roel Degamo activated the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict during ...

Amid terror talks, please review these precautions
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
persons wearing clothing inconsistent with the weather (bulky coat on warm day, etc.); abandoned parcels or other items in unusual locations or high-traffic areas; persons attempting to trespass water, electrical, petroleum, or telecom utility facilities.

CRISPR Treatment For Sickle Cell Disease: First American To Receive Is Mother-Of-Four
International Business Times - 2019-07-30
A 34-year-old woman has become the first American known to have undergone a treatment that uses a controversial gene editing technology to treat a genetic disorder. Victoria Gray, of Forest, Mississippi, had the landmark treatment at the Sarah Cannon ...

The woman charged with stealing 100 million people's data clued in the FBI with bizarre boasts on Twitter, GitHub, and Slack
Business Insider - 2019-07-30
The suspected hacker behind the Capital One bank breach which affected 106 million individuals in the US and Canada was caught because of her boasting online, according to court filings submitted by federal prosecutors. Capital One disclosed that a breach ...

Top US Psychiatric Hospitals Ranked
Medscape - 2019-07-30
There has been no change in the top two US hospitals for adult psychiatric care, although they did flip positions this year. According to the 2019-2020 US News and World Report annual ranking, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston was ranked number 2 ...

BREAK: Suspension of Lotto operations lifted - Panelo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night ordered the lifting of the suspension of the Lotto operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) -- effective ...

US gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. Visayas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The United States has given P2 billion to aid the Department of Education (DepEd) in implementing innovative approaches to ensure quality early education to at least two ...

DepEd: 10 schools in Itbayat damaged by twin quakes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Ten schools and 29 of their employees and students were affected by two strong earthquakes that hit Itbayat, Batanes last Saturday, July 27, the Department of Education ...

Duterte pokes fun at Cayetanos: 'When will your dynasty end?'
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for cracking jokes, teased the Cayetano family for its supposed political dynasty in Taguig City. "Kailan kaya ...

Delta uniforms will now include sign language as an option
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
(CNN) -- Airplanes are often as multicultural as the destinations they're flying to. And now Delta Air Lines has announced that in addition to spoken languages such as Spanish and Russian, in ...

CBD Compound In Marijuana Can Reduce Aggressiveness Induced By Isolation
International Business Times - 2019-07-30
Researchers of a new study have found that cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound present in marijuana, can reduce aggressiveness brought on by social isolation. Isolation-induced aggressiveness is normally treated with antidepressant or antipsychotic drugs, but ...

Duterte lifts suspension of lotto operations
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte lifted the suspension of lotto operations, his spokesperson said Tuesday. "As per the advice of Executive Secretary Salvador C.

What you need to know about the Makati City Subway
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Makati City government and Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc. sealed Tuesday a joint venture agreement for the $3.5 billion Makati City Subway -- which will be known as MkTr. Touted as the biggest public-private partnership ...

Indonesia sends 7 containers of plastic waste back to France, Hong Kong
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
BATAM, Indonesia -- The Batam Customs Office in Riau Islands has sent seven containers containing hazardous and toxic waste owned by importing company PT Arya Wiraraja Plastinindo on their way ...

Batanes quakes expose gaps in disaster response
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The series of earthquakes in the picturesque island of Itbayat, Batanes have presented a few major challenges to disaster responders and the military that hampered their ...

Dela Rosa wants probe on recruitment of minors to leftist groups
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Neophyte senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa is pushing for the investigation of missing minors allegedly recruited as members and fighters by leftist groups. Dela Rosa ...

Lawmakers to donate portion of salaries to Batanes quake victims
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- Some leaders of the House of Representatives agreed to donate a portion of their salaries to the victims of the twin quakes in Batanes last weekend.

S. Korean airlines reduce flights to Japan amid trade row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
SEOUL -- South Korean airlines have suspended services or plan to reduce the number of flights on some Japanese routes as outbound travel demand falls amid escalating trade tensions with the ...

China bullied Philippines in Scarborough Shoal takeover, Lorenzana says
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- China does not walk the talk in the South China Sea dispute, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. Lorenzana said he has heard top Beijing ...

China bullied Philippines in Scarborough Shoal takeover, Lorenzana says
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- China does not walk the talk in the South China Sea dispute, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. Lorenzana said he has heard top Beijing ...

Elon Musk says Tesla owners will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
(CNN) -- Soon Tesla owners will be able to stream Netflix and YouTube from the car's center dashboard so they can catch up and binge on their favorite shows on the road. However, the mode only ...

Chinese health firm Infinitus actively promotes Chinese health culture in B&R countries
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-30
BEIJING, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese health firm Infinitus (China) Company Ltd. participated in the Belt and Road China-Philippines Forum on Culture and Health Industry Cooperation and ...

SC clears ex-PCSO chair Valencia of malversation charges
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30)-- The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed malversation charges against former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Sergio Valencia for ...

TikTok's parent company ByteDance is developing a smartphone
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
(CNN) -- TikTok owner ByteDance wants more than just your viral short videos -- it wants to help make the devices you watch them on. The Chinese tech firm said it is developing a smartphone ...

Business firms reminded to remit employees SSS contributions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
LEGAZPI CITY -- The Social Security System (SSS) launched its third nationwide Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) campaign on Tuesday to remind business establishments to comply with their ...

Anti-endo bill likely to be certified urgent again
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- After his controversial rejection of the proposed ban on labor contracting, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to certify the measure as urgent the ...

Filipino whiz kids capture 37 medals in international math, English contests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino mathematics geniuses and English aces captured 37 medals from two international competitions recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Mathematics Development ...

Asian stocks trade broadly higher after Bank of Japan holds interest rates steady
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Japan's Nikkei rose 0.7%. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 moved up 0.3%. Taiwan's Taiex reversed early gains and dropped 0.3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and the Shanghai ...

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