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Consortium files revised proposal for NAIA rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19)-- A consortium of seven big business firms on Friday submitted another revised proposal for the repair and upgrade of the Ninoy Aquino International ...

Frequent Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Medscape - 2019-07-19
LOS ANGELES -- Frequent use of sleep medications may increase the risk of future cognitive impairment, new research suggests. Investigators Yue Leng, PhD, and Kristine Yaffe, MD, University of California, San Francisco, found that older adults who ...

Chewy slips after its inaugural earnings report as investors wonder if the stock is too expensive
Business Insider - 2019-07-19
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IBP withdraws writ of kalikasan petition
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
Six other fisherfolk petitioners were in Puerto Princesa and could not return to Pag-asa Island due to bad weather. As for the fisherfolk based in Zambales, the IBP said they had to cancel their July 13 scheduled meeting for safety reasons. They were able ...

Portion of C-3 Bridge in Navotas closed today
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Starting today, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will close the northbound lane of C-3 Bridge in Navotas to give way to the six-month construction of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 C3 ...

BSP sees inflation further easing by year-end
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said inflation would ease further toward the end of the year as food prices continue to soften and as the impact of recent monetary prices adjustments kick in. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said ...

Angat water level rises above critical mark
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MALOLOS, Philippines -- The water level in Angat Dam rose above its critical mark yesterday following rains spawned by Tropical Storm Falcon and the southwest monsoon. The Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction and management office said the water ...

Vehicle falls off Ortigas hotel
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A driver of a Ford Ranger pick-up truck was injured when the vehicle lost its brakes and fell from the second floor parking lot of a hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City yesterday. Rocky Pagaragan Yabut, 30, was taken to the Rizal Medical ...

NAIA Consortium submits new plan using Clark model
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The consortium of seven conglomerates planning to rehabilitate the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has submitted a proposal patterned after the Clark International Airport operations and maintenance contract to ...

Industry groups urge Congress to consider alternative PEZA perks
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- With the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill likely to be refiled at the 18th Congress, industry groups representing ecozone developers and locators urge legislators to consider ...

Tan returns to YGC, named HI head
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Banker Lorenzo Tan is back with the Yuchengco Group after resigning as president and CEO of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. in 2016 in the midst of the $81 million money laundering issue that rocked the country and the bank at the time.

9 dead, 16 hurt in Cebu road mishap
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Nine people, including seven grade school students, died while 16 others were injured when a dump truck rolled over in Barangay Upper Bicerril, Boljoon, Cebu at past 7 a.m. yesterday. S/Sgt. Nelson Saquibal told The FREEMAN the ...

2 students drown in Zambales beach
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
IBA, Zambales, Philippines -- Two college students drowned on a beach in this town amid heavy rains on Tuesday. Marisol Yeke, 21, and Alison Testimio, 20, were swimming with their friends in Barangay Lipay-Dingin when they were swept away by the strong ...

Lufthansa Technik plans $40-M expansion of Villamor facility
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) is planning a $40-million expansion project at its existing facility in Pasay City, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

7-Eleven sets aside P3.5 B for expansion
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), the exclusive licensor of 7-Eleven in the Philippines, is setting aside P3.5 billion in capital expenditures this year to fund expansion, officials said yesterday. In a press conference yesterday ...

Experiments reveal how DNA methylation affects gene expression in humans
UPI.com - 2019-07-19
July 19 (UPI) --New research suggests DNA methylation and transposons can help explain the genetic origins of serious human diseases. Transposons, DNA sequences that resemble ancient viral fragments, make up more than half of the human genome. Most of the ...

Goring weakens to a low pressure area
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- Goring has weakened to a low pressure area from a tropical depression. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

Filipinos warned vs job offers as household workers, tutors in China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned job seekers in China against employment offers to work as household service workers and private tutors in that country.

LP solons vow support to Robredo amid sedition case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Liberal Party (LP) lawmakers at the House of Representatives have pledged to stand behind Vice President Leni Robredo after the Philippine National Police-Criminal ...

Amazon Is Quietly Becoming A Threat to Spotify And Apple Music
International Business Times - 2019-07-19
Most conversations about streaming music revolve around the three market leaders: Spotify(NYSE:SPOT), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Music, and Sirius XM's (NASDAQ:SIRI) Pandora. Spotify finished last quarter with 217 million monthly active users (MAUs) and 100 ...

Lumad teacher refutes accusations of teaching rebel ideas to students
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A teacher from one of the closed Lumad schools in Compostela Valley has refuted claims that they are teaching children revolutionary ideologies like using weapons and ...

Loved ones of deceased drug war victims are finding healing in hiking
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- "Sa bawat apak, sa bawat hakbang, sa bawat akyat ng mga paa ko, parang nailalabas ko ang galit na nadarama ko." This is Roda, a mother and a widow from Tondo, Manila who lost her husband in 2016, during one of the countless anti ...

BREAKING: Practice makes perfect: Duterte readies for fourth Sona, cuts speech to 19 pages
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte personally edited his 28-page speech on Friday night in Malacañang as he began practicing for his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona).

BSP studies issuance of ?20 coin
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) might issue ?20 coins in the future. In a statement, the BSP announced there is a recommendation to replace the ...

Justice recuses self from ill-gotten wealth case vs Imelda, Marcos children
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines--An associate justice of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has recused himself from a civil case for the recovery of at least P200 billion of wealth allegedly stolen by the ...

Imee Marcos: Strengthen social protection to meet 14% poverty incidence target
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Imee Marcos said social protection must be strengthened to achieve 14 percent poverty incidence target of the Duterte administration. Marcos also noted that the ...

Cayetano: Paolo Duterte set to be House Deputy Speaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines - House Speaker candidate and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano has ended rumors of discord between him and Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte, announcing that ...

BoP swings to $404-M deficit in June
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-19
Michael L. Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. said the BoP deficit in June may "reflect some net foreign selling in the local stock market as well as higher global oil prices that may have increased oil imports." The central bank ...

Consortium files revised proposal for NAIA rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19)-- A consortium of seven big business firms on Friday submitted another revised proposal for the repair and upgrade of the Ninoy Aquino International ...

Lorenzo Tan assumes top post at House of Investments
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-19
He was also president and chief executive officer of Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), Sunlife Financial Phils., Philippine National Bank (PNB), and United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB). He quit RCBC in May 2016, despite being cleared of ...

Banks keep lending standards steady in Q2
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-19
Under the diffusion index (DI) approach, more banks tightened their standards in assessing loans for corporate borrowers across all firm sizes, namely top corporations, large middle-market enterprises, small and medium firms and micro-enterprises.

Philippine Navy prepares to take part of Subic shipyard
NIKKEI - 2019-07-19
One government source told Nikkei that the U.S. bid could be joined ... has angered countries including the Philippines and Vietnam which share overlapping claims to the area.

8 children dead, 16 people hurt in Philippines truck crash
StarTribune - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A truck carrying more than two dozen villagers ... The students from two village schools were on their way to attend a cultural, health and sports festival in the town center, he said. Saquibal told The Associated Press by telephone ...

Falcon leaves 3 dead
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
Agencies such as the NIA play a crucial role in ensuring that support services are maintained during natural weather disturbances," Nograles said. Nograles said government teams have been instructed to determine cost of repairs so that the national ...

Student pays tribute to late mom with standee on graduation day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
A student from the Lyceum of the Philippines University made sure his late mom Carmen was present--and visible--during his graduation day on Tuesday, July 16, in Manila. Paulo John Alinsog, who ...

Philippines likely to miss 2019 fiscal deficit target but on track to meet 2020 goal -- HSBC
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government will likely miss its budget deficit target this year after the delayed approval of the national budget crimped state spending in the first quarter, a global bank said Friday. Nonetheless, the government is ...

Filipinos' trust in China falls, US rises -- SWS
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipinos' trust in China declined while the United States saw a higher trust rating in the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll conducted from June 22 to 26 found that 51% ...

Albayalde denies Palace hand in criminal raps vs opposition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde denied Friday that Malacañang had a hand in the filing of sedition and other criminal cases against members of ...

Chief Justice Bersamin on human rights probe: No need for other states to interfere
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The country's top judge does not see a need for other nations to investigate the bloody war on drugs. Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin for the first time ...

Cayetano, Pulong summon solons before House Speaker poll
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Warring camps at the House of Representatives are set to solidify their forces before the scheduled election for the next House Speaker on Monday. Sources privy to the ...

Fitch unit: Philippine fintech sector to continue banking on OFW population for growth
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine financial technology players will continue fighting for a bite of the remittances market as they seek to take advantage of the large population of Filipino expats, a Fitch unit said Friday, adding that positive ...

Silliman University suspends classes over bomb threat
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Silliman University in Dumaguete City suspended classes on Friday afternoon over a bomb threat reported by an alleged alumnus of the university. In an advisory, Silliman University asked members of the school community to refrain ...

Runaway truck kills 8 children in Cebu town -- officials
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Eight schoolchildren were among nine people killed Friday aboard a runaway truck that crashed in Boljoon, Cebu while transporting them to a sports activity, the authorities said. The dump truck's brakes failed while it descended a ...

WATCH: Health chief fears dengue cases may reach 200,000 this year
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque said he fears that, based on recent patterns, the number of dengue cases this year could reach 200,000, on account of a ...

LIST: Canceled flights on July 19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Several flights were canceled on Friday, July 19, due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced. The weather bureau reported that a ...

Philippines Bans German Pork to Prevent Spread of Pig Virus
Bloomberg - 2019-07-19
"There is a need to prevent the entry of the ASF virus into the country to protect the health of the local swine population," the Philippines said in the filing. The import suspension will remain in place until such time as they correct their ...

Filipinos' trust in China sinks after Recto Bank incident - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- Filipinos' trust in China plunged after a Chinese vessel hit and sank a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea on June 9. A Social Weather ...

Palace says Duterte gets annoyed by critics of his foreign policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte is irked by the critics of his foreign policy, not by the unending issue on the dispute over the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang said Friday.

DILG: No need to file charges vs Erap for not turning over docs to Isko Moreno
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Friday it sees no need to file administrative charges against former Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada ...

Isko Moreno: Manila is no place for drug pushers, suppliers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Drug pushers and suppliers "have no space" in Manila. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said that this would be the policy of the city in addressing the illicit illegal drug trade.

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