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SWS: Fewer Pinoys see their lives improving
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
Fewer Filipinos claimed their lives were better compared to a year ago and expected their lives to improve next year, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The Second Quarter ...

Abuse of death penalty by rogue cops feared
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
Scalawags among the police might exploit the threat of the death penalty by committing horrific abuses against suspected criminals, a prolife congressman said on Friday, following President ...

Essentials for a first home
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
A young adult walks into her own place for the first time. Every square meter is starting to feel like home as the owner imagines the new memories he or she will soon create within its walls.

Creating communities where people thrive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
Preferences have clearly shifted over the past decade. For most homebuyers, investors and businesses, it makes more sense now to be in a mixed-use development where everything is practically at hand.

Oracle has quietly altered course on the way it sells its 'private-cloud' product, a key area of its cloud-computing strategy
Business Insider - 2019-07-26
After three years of fanfare, Oracle quietly changed its "Cloud at Customer" product in a big way earlier this year, according to the market research firm Gartner -- a move confirmed to Business Insider by Oracle. Oracle stopped selling the original ...

How parking app SpotHero is preparing for an era of driverless cars
TechCrunch - 2019-07-26
On-demand parking app SpotHero wants to be ready for the day when autonomous vehicles are ubiquitous. Its strategy: target the human-driven car-sharing fleets today. The Chicago-based company ...

The internet says beloved cartoon character Peppa Pig is over 7 feet tall, and people can't handle it
Business Insider - 2019-07-26
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EPIC privacy group sues FTC for letting Facebook off easy
The Verge - 2019-07-26
The Federal Trade Commission is facing a lawsuit filed by privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center, known as EPIC, designed to block the automatic approval of the landmark Facebook privacy settlement. Facebook settled with the FTC earlier this ...

London Stock Exchange in talks to combine with Refinitiv: FT
Reuters - 2019-07-26
(Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE.L) is in talks to combine with financial data analytics and trading platform Refinitiv, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the matter. LSE did not comment on the FT report.

Microsoft starts testing its new Cortana app as part of its latest Windows 10 20H1 Fast Ring build
ZDNet - 2019-07-26
Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows 10 20H1 test build which includes some new adjustments to Cortana, among other new features. That Windows 10 20H1 test build, No. 18945, is rolling out on July 26, just days after Microsoft accidentally pushed an even ...

FDA Adds Boxed Warning on Risk for PE, Death With Higher Dose Tofacitinib (Xeljanz)
Medscape - 2019-07-26
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a boxed warning to tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR; Pfizer) noting an increased risk for pulmonary embolism (PE) and death with the 10-mg twice-daily dose of the drug, which is used in patients with ...

Philexport bullish on hitting 6% export growth goal this year
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-26
"We might not do it in the merchandise but services export is doing quite well," he said, citing the business-process outsourcing (BPO) and tourism sectors. "We are also hoping that ...

Brain-eating Amoeba Kills North Carolina Man After Swimming At Water Park Lake
International Business Times - 2019-07-26
A man from North Carolina has died after swimming in a manmade lake at a water park in North Carolina. Eddie Gray became sick after swimming at Fantasy Lake Water Park in Hope Mills, Cumberland County on July 12. Health authorities said that he died from ...

Antitrust scrutiny of big tech heats up
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-26
Beyond that, the companies could face scrutiny for buying up smaller rivals that might be a threat to their business. Last week, Cicilline accused industry giants of creating a "start-up kill ...

Tesla's biggest bear on Wall Street says the stock will plunge 80% this year and explains what the bulls are missing
Business Insider - 2019-07-26
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Dialysis Firm Cancels $524,600.17 Medical Bill After Journalists Investigate
NPR - 2019-07-26
Fresenius, one of the two largest dialysis providers in the U.S., has agreed to waive a $524,600.17 bill for a man who received 14 weeks of dialysis at a clinic in Montana. On Thursday, a representative from Fresenius told Sovereign's wife, Dr. Jessica ...

Ayala power unit transfers interest in Lanao coal plant
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- AC Energy Inc., the power business of the Ayala Group, is transferring its majority interest in the 4x135-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Lanao del Norte in Mindanao to its partner as part of rebalancing its generation ...

BSP to closely monitor bank investments
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to closely monitor the investment activities of banks to make sure financial institutions have enough buffers to cover risks. The BSP said the Monetary Board approved the risk management ...

DOT eyes rehab, not closure of El Nido
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pushing only the rehabilitation and not the closure to tourists of El Nido, Palawan, according to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. Puyat told The STAR that the heads of an interagency ...

No more provisional business permits in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quezon City government will no longer issue provisional business permits to applicants who fail to submit the necessary clearances needed for their operation. Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday said she will shelve the previous ...

P5.5-million drugs seized at NAIA
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) yesterday presented P5.5 million worth of illegal drugs hidden in parcels intercepted at the Central Mail Exchange Center at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. BOC-NAIA district collector Mimel ...

Fire razes paper factory in Valenzuela
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A paper factory was razed in a fire that reached fourth alarm in Valenzuela yesterday. Arson investigator Fire Officer 1 Clarita Catangui yesterday said the fire that hit Packling Corp. in Barangay Maysan started at around 5 a.m ...

Man shoots, stabs, beheads partner in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A man was arrested for shooting, stabbing and beheading his live-in partner and taking their three-year-old daughter hostage at their family home in Quezon City on Thursday. Neighbors called police when Alejandro Llena, 34, held his ...

Bank retiree held for arms cache
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A 69-year-old retired bank employee was arrested Thursday afternoon after a cache of unlicensed firearms was found at his house in Makati City, an official said yesterday. Jose Gozar Samala was standing outside his house on ...

Isko Moreno warns barangay chief who allegedly pointed gun at neighbor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso gave a barangay chairman until Monday to explain after the latter allegedly pointed a gun at a civilian. "Akala ko ba ...

NICE Approves 'New Era' Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Medscape - 2019-07-26
A consultation on changes in its assessment methods and a decision on an ovarian cancer treatment feature in this week's roundup of announcements from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE approved the PARP inhibitor olaparib ...

Manila requires e-tricycle operators to secure franchise
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso issued a memorandum Friday requiring operators of e-tricycles in the city to secure a franchise.

Supreme Court sides with Kentex workers, orders manager to pay laborers ?1.4M for unpaid wages
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- The Supreme Court sided with workers of Kentex Manufacturing Corporation, ordering the footwear factory that was razed by a fire in 2015 to pay its ...

U.S. Justice Department expected to approve Sprint, T-Mobile deal on Friday
Reuters - 2019-07-26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce on Friday it is approving the $26 billion merger of Sprint Corp (S.N) and T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O), according to sources briefed on the matter. Assistant Attorney General Makan ...

The death penalty debate: Comedic episode, studies show risks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
It was a comedy of errors seemingly inappropriate for a somber occasion on June 25, 1999 at the National Penitentiary--convicted child rapist Eduardo Agbayani was about to be executed by lethal ...

Duterte rejects anti-endo bill, says it destroys 'balance'
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte refused to sign the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill that he certified as urgent and which seeks to fulfill his campaign promise ...

AFP refutes Imee Marcos: ROTC does not turn kids into soldiers
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday defended President Rodrigo Duterte's pitch to make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC ...

Duterte OKs law creating National Commission of Senior Citizens
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26)-- A commission for the elderly, run by the elderly, will soon be established under a newly signed law. President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday signed into ...

Palace: China should sanction fishermen involved in Recto Bank boat sinking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang believes that Beijing should sanction the fishermen of the Chinese vessel that rammed a Filipino vessel at the Recto Bank on June 9. "[W]e share the public ...

Regulators approve IPO of Kepwealth Property Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission ... Incorporated in 2005, KPPI is primarily engaged in the business of investing in, purchasing, or otherwise acquiring and owning properties including hotels, inns, resorts, apartments ...

Strong peso trims value of National Government debt in June
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- The National Government's debt was lower in June due to rise in the peso conversion rate against currencies of the Philippines' top sources of ...

Party-list solon briefly held at Naia for allegedly cracking bomb joke
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A party-list representative was briefly held at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 for allegedly cracking a bomb joke, police said Friday. Maj. Querico ...

PNP to public: Nothing to worry about influx of Chinese in Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The public has nothing to worry about in terms of security especially with the influx of Chinese nationals in the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday.

Duterte: No rice importation during harvest season
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday told local farmers there will be no rice importation during the harvest season, assuring them of a "happy compromise" after he signed a law flooding the market with cheap rice from abroad.

No second thought for Bato in supporting martial law extension in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines--A senator fiercely loyal to President Rodrigo Duterte quickly answered "yes" to a proposal to extend martial law in Mindanao for a fourth time. Sen. Ronald "Bato ...

Isko Moreno orders MTPB to stop operations of e-trikes in Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno ordered the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) Friday to stop the operations of electronic tricycles in the city. Moreno directed MTPB chief ...

Abu Sayyaf sub-leader harboring 7 foreign terrorists - DILG Chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Sawadjaan is harboring the seven foreign terrorists who are training Filipinos to become suicide bombers, Interior Secretary ...

Customs seizes P5.5-M worth of illegal drugs, marijuana at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Some P5.5-million worth of illegal drugs and marijuana were seized at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Friday. In a ...

MMDA: Memorandum circular of provincial bus ban takes effect on August 2
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) says that the memorandum circular (MC) issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ...

PNP denies hand in possible filing of impeach rap vs Leni
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday it is not involved in the plan of possible filing of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo if she ...

Director displeased with stars Xian Lim & Cristine Reyes?
philstar.com - 2019-07-26
Luckily for us, the weather was good when we planed in from Manila last Tuesday noon. We took a one-hour ride from the airport to the pier where we rode a ferry boat to take us to Culion. A slight rain greeted us as we walked our way to the boat but that ...

Back to square one? Senators eye refiling of anti-endo bill
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- Senators are not giving up on ending labor contractualization following President Rodrigo Duterte's rejection of the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill.

Duterte vetoes contract labor bill in boost for Philippine business
NIKKEI - 2019-07-26
MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-styled advocate of labor rights who has threatened companies that hire workers on contracts, on Friday vetoed a bill that would have forced ...

Broken promise: Philippines Duterte vetoes bill on short-term contracts
Reuters - 2019-07-26
MANILA (Reuters ... Not only will it raise business costs, limiting the number of people they can hired, but they said the bill would drive away investors at a time when the Philippines seeks to attract foreign capital to boost economic growth and ...

PNP beefs up efforts vs. street crime
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) are stepping up efforts to combat street crime all over the country. This according to PNP Chief PGen. Oscar ...

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