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Duterte approves ?4.1 trillion proposed 2020 national budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposed ?4.1 trillion national budget for 2020. Presidential spokesperson Sal Panelo said the budget was ...

The bizarre life of 8chan owner Jim Watkins, the middle-age veteran who decamped to the Philippines and runs a pig farm
Business Insider - 2019-08-05
The online forum 8chan is down as of Monday, but the site's owner has several other sites still live.

Quake survivors in Itbayat return home
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
According to Esdicul, bringing in relief goods and construction materials from Cagayan Valley and Metro Manila was halted due to the bad weather. Mayor Raul de Sagon said their priority was to ...

China hits back at Trump by letting the yuan drop, halting crop imports
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
The biggest damage from the trade war is the hit to business activity and confidence that comes from increased uncertainty, rather than the tariffs themselves, according to Wang Tao, China ...

Antitrust body pursues probe of power firms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to collaborate on investigations that involve power sector players.

T-bills rates fall further on excess liquidity
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
Additional liquidity in the system and monetary easing in the United States further pulled down Treasury bill yields such that the Bureau of the Treasury sold all P15 billion it offered Monday.

Microsoft: Russian state hackers are using IoT devices to breach enterprise networks
ZDNet - 2019-08-05
One of Russia's elite state-sponsored hacking groups is going after IoT devices as a way to breach corporate networks, from where they pivot to other more high-value targets. Attacks have been observed in the wild said the Microsoft Threat Intelligence ...

Peppered moth caterpillars sense color through their skin - 2019-08-05
Aug. 5 (UPI) --Peppered moth caterpillars don't see color so much as they feel it. According to new research, peppered moths, during their caterpillar stage, sense color through their skin. This unique sensory characteristic aids the caterpillar's ability ...

HSBC Has Long Been Loyal to Its CEOs. What Changed Today?
Fortune - 2019-08-05
John Flint is out as HSBC CEO after just 18 months on the job.May Tse--South China Morning Post via Getty Images HSBC Holdings rocked the financial world Monday, announcing the departure of Chief ...

MOU on WPS oil exploration may be on Xi-Duterte agenda
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
In File Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and President Duterte wave to the media following a welcome ceremony at Malacañan Palace on November 20, in Manila. THE Memorandum of ...

16-Inch MacBook Pro With Intel 'Coffee Lake' H Is End Of 15.4-Inch MBP, Says IHS Markit
Forbes - 2019-08-05
Credit: Ben Geskin [UPDATE] The 16-inch MacBook Pro will begin production next month and could mean the end of the longstanding 15.4-inch MBP, IHS Markit said. The 16-inch MacBook Pro will start production in September at a monthly production volume of ...

LandBank H1 loans to agri up 14.7% to P220 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
THE Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) on Monday said its total loans to the agriculture sector in the first half rose by 14.74 percent to nearly P220 billion from P191.74 billion in the same ...

Colorado teens shift from smoking pot to edibles, 'dabbing' - 2019-08-05
Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use in 2014, and a new study shows that the state's teens have since started to move away from smoking pot to other forms of consumption. Among Coloradan teens who use pot, about 87 percent said they smoked the ...

Nigeria wants to start charging a tax on local online purchases
Quartz - 2019-08-05
Making online purchases in Nigeria could soon come with a tax bill. The move comes amid speculation the agency is looking to increase current VAT rates to boost government revenue. But Fowler says ...

YouTube removes account of far-right creator Soph for hate speech
The Verge - 2019-08-05
YouTube has terminated the account of a 14-year-old creator who is known for hateful, anti-Muslim videos after a recent video seemed to call for violence against gay people, BuzzFeed News reports. The 12-minute video, called "Pride and Prejudice," came ...

Fed Wants Workers to Get Pay Faster
New York Times - 2019-08-05
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said on Monday that it will create a real-time payments system, with the goal of making paychecks and money transfers available for use more immediately. The move is aimed at narrowing the amount of time between when ...

Gaming stocks are tanking after Donald Trump blames 'gruesome and grisly' video games for mass shootings
Business Insider - 2019-08-05
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Duterte approves P4.1 trillion 2020 national budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night approved the P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020. "We wish to inform the public that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together ...

How the founder of 8chan went from creating the 'darkest reaches of the internet' while on psychedelic mushrooms to calling for it to be shut down
Business Insider - 2019-08-05
The computer programmer Fredrick Brennan started the online image board 8chan in 2013 as a space for uncensored speech, a place where anyone could anonymously post whatever they wanted without moderation. It didn't take long for the site to become known as ...

Certain AT&T Customers Can Get Spotify Premium For Free Starting Tuesday
Fortune - 2019-08-05
AT&T is using incentives to lure more subscribers to its wireless program. Starting Tuesday, the carrier will offer a Spotify Premium subscription as one of seven entertainment options to people ...

Index slumps below 8,000 on US-China trade conflict - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine stocks plunged yesterday, mirroring the global downtrend as the escalation of the trade tensions between the US and China spooked most investors. The main composite index nosedived by 239.91 points, or 2.95 percent, to ...

'Bikoy' applies for witness protection
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) -- The self-confessed star of a series of videos linking the Duterte family and their allies to the drug trade has sought witness protection. Peter Joemel ...

Artists coming to the UK want to be paid in dollars
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-05
(CNN) -- Performers at a leading UK cultural festival are so worried about the British pound falling over the next few weeks that they have asked for payment in dollars and euros. Fergus Linehan ...

T-bill rates ease ahead of expected BSP rate cut - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Treasury bill (T-bill) rates continued to fetch lower rates across all tenors as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is expected to resume its easing cycle on Thursday on the back of the continued downtrend in inflation.

Gale warning prevents boats from leaving Cebu - 2019-08-05
Jr. Grade Michael John Encina said that there were few stranded passengers on several ports, but they were immediately advised to go home and wait until the weather and sea conditions improve. Fishing boats and other smaller sea vessels were also advised ...

Gale warning prevents boats from leaving Cebu - 2019-08-05
Jr. Grade Michael John Encina said that there were few stranded passengers on several ports, but they were immediately advised to go home and wait until the weather and sea conditions improve. Fishing boats and other smaller sea vessels were also advised ...

P28 Million giant clams seized in Negros Occidental - 2019-08-05
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- Around seven tons of giant clams, locally known as taklobo or manlot, were seized in Escalante City, Negros Occidental on Friday. The giant clams have an estimated value of P28 million. The endangered species is reportedly ...

Peso 2nd best performer in Asia - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The peso is expected to remain one of the most stable currencies in the region as it emerged as the second best performing currency after the Thai baht, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Finance Undersecretary Gil ...

EDITORIAL - Sail at your own risk - 2019-08-05
Malacañang has also called for improved warning systems on weather conditions for sailing. The Philippine Coast Guard said that after the first two boats capsized, the weather improved and there was no gale warning so a third boat was cleared to sail.

Endangering the endangered Philippine Eagle - 2019-08-05
("2 Philippine Eagles flown to Singapore sanctuary," Philippine ... to Jurong Bird Park in Singapore last month ("2 Philippine eagles fly to Singapore," Business Mirror, June 5). This is a safe and sane way of conserving the endangered species ...

Man cleared in foiled US embassy bombing - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A Quezon City court has dismissed the charges filed against a man allegedly involved in a foiled bombing at the United States embassy in Manila in 2016. Nasip Ibrahim, said to be a member of the Islamic State-linked Maute terrorist ...

Duterte appoints former Davao City administrator as acting budget chief
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
President Rodrigo Duterte has named former Davao city administrator and Presidential Special Assistant for Special Concerns Wendel Avisado as new acting secretary of the Department of Budget and ...

Cancer Survival Linked to Antidepressant Adherence
Medscape - 2019-08-05
A large cohort study of Israeli patients with cancer found that antidepressant adherence above 50% was associated with one quarter less mortality over 4 years compared with adherence below 20%. The study was published online July 22 in Depression and Anxiety.

Alvarez picks Mayweather over Pacquiao in rematch - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez predicts a rematch between super WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be a major pay-per-view success, if it happens, but the ...

Walang pasok: Class suspensions for August 6 - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A number of local government units called off the classes for Tuesday, August 6, due to the inclement weather brought by Tropical Storm Hanna. "Hanna" is expected to develop into a severe tropical storm on Tuesday.

Lions, Blazers stake unbeaten slates - 2019-08-05
Unbeaten in four outings, the Lions and the Blazers were supposed to part ways last Friday. But their ancitipated meeting was called off due to bad weather. Instead, the Lions tangle with the Cardinals, in search of their very first win after losing their ...

PLLO chief: SOT bill, despite Duterte veto, is still a priority bill of the government
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
The Security of Tenure (SOT) bill has just been included in the list of priority measures of the President for the 18th Congress, according to Presidential Legislative Liaison Office Chief Adelino ...

Former Iloilo rep fined P17,000 for PDAF misuse
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Iloilo Rep. Augusto Syjuco Jr. has been asked to pay a fine of P17,000 after pleading guilty to the misuse of his P4.3 million Priority Development Assistance Funds ...

Philippines captures 189 medals in Singapore math contest
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
Ralph Uzzxyll Belleza - University of the Philippines High School ... Charlemagne Aldevera III - Philippine Science High School-Southern Mindanao 71. Kean Railey Chan Huan - Chiang Kai ...

Duterte worries about ISIS, hopes PH will be spared
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed concern over threats of a possible attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines.

Duterte worries about ISIS, hopes PH will be spared
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed concern over threats of a possible attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines.

U.S. recorded eight new cases of measles last week
Reuters - 2019-08-05
(Reuters) - The United States recorded eight new measles cases last week, taking the total for the year to 1,172 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had ...

29 killed in 2 US shootings, and it could have been worse
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
It took just 30 seconds in Ohio and zero bullets in Texas for officers to stop two mass shooters this weekend, but not before 29 people were killed and about 50 injured in less than 24 hours.

Duterte appoints CA justice to SC
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Rodil Zalameda to the Supreme Court. Presidential Spokesperson Sal ...

Judge to decide fate of Fil-Am who sent pipe bombs to Dems, CNN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
NEW YORK -- Prosecutors are calling for a life prison sentence for a Florida amateur bodybuilder who sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN. His lawyers said a decade in prison is enough.

BREAKING: Duterte names ex-Davao administrator as Budget acting chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte has named former Davao City administrator Wendel Avisado as Budget Acting Secretary. In 2010, Avisado was appointed to HUDCC as assistant secretary ...

SC asked to assign more courts to intellectual property cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
The Supreme Court was asked to assign more courts to intellectual property cases as the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (Ipophil) reported an increasing number of intellectual ...

17 flights to, from Hong Kong canceled due to raging protests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Fifteen Monday flights to and from Hong Kong and two others on Tuesday were canceled due to ongoing protests in the special administrative region of China.

Arrested Filipino in Hong Kong in fine condition -- DFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Filipino in Hong Kong who was arrested for allegedly joining the ongoing protests there is in fine condition, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

Capiz Rep. Castro says he resigned as NUP president out of delicadeza
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
MANILA, Philippines - Capiz 2nd Dist. Rep. Fredenil Castro said his resignation as president and member of the National Unity Party (NUP) was out of "pure and simple delicadeza." "My ...

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