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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 ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspension for July 30
philstar.com - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Several classes were called off on Tuesday due to the rains caused by the southwest monsoon or habagat. PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the southwest monsoon continue to prevail in the northern parts of Luzon bringing ...

Philippines is world's deadliest nation for land rights: campaign group
Reuters - 2019-07-30
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... are stripping away environmental and human rights protections to promote business at any cost," she said in a statement. After the Philippines with 30 victims, Colombia had 24, followed by 23 in India and ...

Sephora Asia Pacific instructs password change amid online data breach
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- Customers of online beauty retail giant Sephora will have to change their passwords after a data breach was reported in its online stores in the Asia ...

Infradev submits $350M bond for Makati subway project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines - The Antonio Tiu-led Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc. has submitted to Makati City the US$350 million performance bond for a 10-kilometer intra-city subway project under ...

Italy judge: Teen claims he knifed police officer in self-defense
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
ROME - Two American teenagers jailed in Rome in the slaying of an Italian police officer showed "total absence of self-control," making them highly dangerous to society, a judge concluded in ...

Another top Chinese CEO is facing a police investigation
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-29
(CNN) -- A Chinese internet tycoon is being investigated by police on suspicion of committing a crime. It's at least the third time in a month that a top Chinese CEO has been subject to police ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions on July 30
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- Some areas in the country have called off classes today because of the bad weather brought on by the southwest monsoon or habagat.

Stocks end slightly higher in slow trade
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
The local stock barometer ended a tad higher on Monday on selective buying of large cap stocks but investors were mostly cautious ahead of the upcoming US Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Still room for bulls to roam, says COL
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
The fledgling Philippine bull market has some more way to go, possibly lifting the main index to a new record high of 9,300 by next year, leading online stock brokerage COL Financial said.

Rice import easing generates P6.5B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
In its first three months of implementation, the Rice Liberalization Act has generated P6.5 billion in import duties from private importers, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Monday. In a ...

6 Indonesians, 3 Pinoys held for illegal fishing
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
The Bureau of Immigration has been alerted on the presence of foreigners," Encinas said. He said they are checking if the fishermen are connected with any criminal group operating in the area.

Meralco net income in H1 flat at P12B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
Manila Electric Co. saw flat year-on-year growth in its consolidated reported net income for the first semester, remaining at P12 billion as growth in revenues barely outpaced that of costs.

Is Verizon Stock Fairly Valued?
Forbes - 2019-07-29
Verizon (NYSE:VZ) has been performing relatively well in recent quarters, driven by its stronger postpaid phone subscriber additions. In this analysis, we take a look at the outlook for the company over the next two years and some of the trends impacting ...

Seizures Of Methamphetamine Are Surging In The U.S.
NPR - 2019-07-29
Methamphetamine, an illegal drug that sends the body into overdrive, is surging through the United States. Federal drug data provided exclusively to NPR show meth seizures have spiked, rising 142% between 2017 and 2018. "Seizures indicate increasing ...

The 'Minority Report'-style motion-sensing tech Google has been developing for 5 years will be a major part of the Pixel 4
Business Insider - 2019-07-29
Google's motion-sensing technology, known as Project Soli, appears to be one of the headlining features on the Pixel 4, the company's next flagship smartphone that's expected to launch later this year. Google provided a preview of the new features coming ...

There is a 90% chance Boris Johnson will break his 'no-deal' Brexit promise, according to these numbers
Business Insider - 2019-07-29
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Apple News: Android May Force 5G Support In 2020 iPhones, Analysts Say
International Business Times - 2019-07-29
Competition is looking to push Apple all in on 5G for the 2020 round of iPhones, according to one top analyst. Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities claims that all three iPhone models in 2020 will feature 5G support, citing increased pressure from Android ...

TikTok Parent Company, ByteDance, Developing Its Own Smartphone
International Business Times - 2019-07-29
The company behind the hit app TikTok may now be looking to through its hat into the smartphone space. ByteDance, the Chinese company behind TikTok, officially announced Monday that it would be expanding from software into the hardware space, beginning ...

Food delivery companies are gobbling each other up
Quartz - 2019-07-29
Consolidation has come to the food delivery industry. London-based Just Eat said today (July 29) that it had agreed on terms of a "possible combination" with Dutch rival Takeaway.com.

Minority infants receive poorer care in NICUs, study finds
UPI.com - 2019-07-29
Many studies have uncovered racial gaps in health care in the United States, but now a new review confirms that the disparity begins at birth. The review, of 41 studies, found that infants born to minority women typically received poorer care in the ...

KAPA execs seek dismissal of SEC raps
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials of Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. have denied the allegations in the complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against them over an alleged investment scam. Represented by their lawyers ...

Memento mori
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
Memento mori is Latin for the phrase, "Remember you must die." For most Filipinos, death has always been an uncomfortable subject to talk about. We would rather not discuss matters pertaining to death until it actually happens to someone we know or ...

Groups ask SC to review CA dismissal of amparo case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Several human rights groups on Monday filed a petition for review before the Supreme Court (SC) over the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) to dismiss for their petition ...

Duterte hits the jackpot as China fuels online gambling boom
NIKKEI - 2019-07-29
The Philippines now offers a wide range of online ... Information gathered by Nikkei about the 56 gaming operators named by regulator PAGCOR on its website found that only seven maintained ...

Manila village chief charged in parking row
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A barangay chairman in Manila was charged yesterday with frustrated murder for allegedly threatening and poking his gun at several of his constituents during an argument over a parking slot in Pandacan last week. Manila Police ...

Diokno at home in his kingdom
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- When President Duterte said in jest that he threw Benjamin Diokno to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, he said it in a way that it was a punishment of sorts. The President, famous for cracking jokes, was kidding of course. The truth ...

EDSA bus ban dry run set
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) would push through with the dry run of its ban on provincial buses along EDSA by next week, an official said yesterday. "Tentative (date) is Aug. 6 or 7, Tuesday or Wednesday ...

Recom, 2 others cleared of graft rap
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Citing insufficient evidence, the Sandiganbayan has dismissed another graft and falsification of public documents case filed against former Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri and two other former officials. The anti-graft court ...

Lawyer slain in Bukidnon
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A lawyer was gunned down in Valencia City, Bukidnon on Sunday. Police said Nicolas Gomez Jr., 67, had just alighted from his Ford F150 and was about to enter a bakeshop in Barangay Poblacion when he was shot by motorcycle-riding men ...

TikTok owner ByteDance confirms plans to produce a smartphone
The Verge - 2019-07-29
TikTok owner ByteDance has confirmed previous reports that it plans to produce a smartphone after making a deal with Smartisan earlier this year in which it acquired a number of its patents and employees. In comments given to Reuters, a spokesperson from ...

Share prices inch up on last minute buying
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Stock Exchange index started the week on a positive note, ending in the green albeit only slightly due to a technical bounce. The composite index closed slightly higher by 0.06 percent, or 4.53 points, to 8,118.52 ...

SSS disburses P62 B pension benefits in 5 months
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Social Security System (SSS) said its pension benefit releases in the first five months of the year rose to P62.19 billion year-on-year amid an increase in the number of pensioners. According to SSS president and chief ...

Education seen as new niche market for PH tourism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
CEBU CITY--The government is expanding "education tourism" to lure students from the Middle East and Europe to come to the Philippines and study. Tourism Undersecretary Benito Bengzon, during ...

Warning bells
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
Going into the last five months of 2019, several warning bells tell us that chances for the economy hitting its targeted growth of between six to seven percent this year is getting slimmer. In June, S&P Global Ratings cut anew its growth outlook for the ...

Batanes now under state of calamity; death toll hits 9
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 29) -- Batanes has been placed under a state of calamity on Monday due to the damage caused by two consecutive earthquakes over the weekend. This means the ...

Lacson bares Duque-owned medicine supplier bagging gov't contracts
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 29) -- A senator has exposed an apparent conflict of interest involving Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and his brother Gonzalo, the newly-appointed head ...

UPDATE: 8 dead, 60 injured in Batanes quake
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
BASCO, Batanes/Manila -- Eight people were confirmed dead while 60 others were injured when their homes collapsed following a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Itbayat town in Batanes before ...

PNP warns of jueteng resurgence amid halt in PCSO gaming
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 29) -- The police on Monday warned of a rise in jueteng after the closure of thousands of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) gaming outlets in the ...

PayMaya records widest 'Add Money' network with 40,000 touchpoints
philstar.com - 2019-07-29
(As released) Leading digital financial services provider PayMaya continues to drive financial inclusion as it expands its "Add Money" touchpoints to over 40,000 nationwide. "This is part of our efforts to make digital financial services more ...

Philippines Earthquakes Death Toll Rises to 9
The Weather Channel - 2019-07-29
Rescue teams from the Philippines Air Force had attempted to ... two schools, a hospital and a health centre collapsed. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council estimated ...

Manila lifts ban on e-trikes
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 29) -- Electric tricycles will be allowed on the streets of the capital again after Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso lifted the ban ...

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