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BIR struggles to cope with surge in TIN requirements for Pogo workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) must withhold personal income taxes from all their foreign--mostly Chinese--workers even as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been having ...

SSS vows to hasten digitalization process
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-25
THE Social Security System (SSS) has vowed to hasten the digitalization of its core and business processes to streamline further its processes in line with the ease of doing business law.

Philippines' Duterte signs law raising taxes on tobacco products
Reuters - 2019-07-25
MANILA, July 25 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law ... The new law will "address the urgent need to protect the right to health of the Filipino people," Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea told reporters.

Ford-owned Spin is bringing a tougher electric scooter to dozens of cities
TechCrunch - 2019-07-25
Spin, the electric scooter company acquired by a Ford subsidiary for around $100 million, is launching a new electric scooter with a sturdier frame, improved braking system, bigger tires and ...

Amazon requires police departments to advertise Ring home security products to residents in return for free Ring cameras
Business Insider - 2019-07-25
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Exclusive: White House preparing order that would cut drug prices for Medicare: sources
Reuters - 2019-07-25
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs, according to two industry sources who had ...

E. Visayas workers get P20 wage hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
TACLOBAN CITY--At least three million workers in Eastern Visayas region will enjoy a P20 increase in minimum wage after the wage board approved an adjustment for employees in the private sector.

Proposed Federal Law Adds to the Backlash Against Facial-Recognition Technology
Fortune - 2019-07-25
Three Democratic House lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would ban the use of facial recognition technology in federally-funded public housing. The technology, supported by police ...

Esperon: Peace zones up for review
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
BAGUIO CITY--Peace zones invoked by Cordillera elders will be honored as the government brings public services to interior communities whose poverty has been exploited by communist rebels ...

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard sues Google for suspending her ad account
The Verge - 2019-07-25
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has sued Google for temporarily suspending her advertising account after the Democratic primary debates last month, claiming the company is trying to suppress her bid for presidency. The lawsuit accuses Google of violating the ...

China uses banana diplomacy in Philippines to edge out Japan
NIKKEI - 2019-07-25
DAVAO, Philippines -- At a 1,000-hectare plantation ... The workers need the motivation to handle rising demand from China, Biol told the Nikkei Asian Review. China became the largest importer ...

Juul Targeted Schools, Camps and Youth Programs, House Panel Claims
New York Times - 2019-07-25
WASHINGTON -- Juul Labs "deployed a sophisticated program to enter schools and convey its messaging directly to teenage children," recruited thousands of online influencers to market its vaping devices to youths and targeted children as young as 8 in ...

Duterte vetoes security of tenure bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed Thursday the security of tenure bill, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Thursday. "Vetoed," Panelo briefly responded in a ...

Statin prescriptions following heart attacks differ by region of U.S.
UPI.com - 2019-07-25
July 25 (UPI) --Statin prescriptions for heart attack patients vary based on geographic location, a new study says. New England had the highest number of high-intensity statin claims for patients following a heart attack compared to regions throughout the ...

Go hits House bill on longer term for solons, shorter term for senators
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Senators should serve a term of six years. Senator Christopher "Bong" Go said this as he opposed a measure filed at the House of Representatives that would reduce a ...

The No. 1 Skill You Need for the Best Business Results, According to Founder and CEO Roberto Candelaria
Entrepreneur - 2019-07-25
In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Roberto C. Candelaria, co-founder and CEO of Ready To Propel, LLC, a purpose-driven marketing and talent agency. It was condensed by The Oracles.

China opens doors for Phl coconuts
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is set to export to China fresh young coconuts from the provinces of Davao and Leyte. Davao-based firm Eng Seng Food Products, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture- Region 11 and the Bureau of Plant ...

Philippines' Duterte signs law raising taxes on tobacco products
Reuters - 2019-07-25
MANILA, July 25 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law ... The new law will "address the urgent need to protect the right to health of the Filipino people," Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea told reporters.

Dealing with the generation divide at work
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-25
ON a few lunches and get-togethers with dear friends, a number of them Baby Boomers and Generation X business owners, we would end up talking about how increasingly difficult it is for them to ...

A Warm Bedtime Bath Can Help You Cool Down And Sleep Better
NPR - 2019-07-25
Graduate student Shahab Haghayegh has long had trouble sleeping. But when the biomedical engineering student began his doctoral program at the University of Texas at Austin five years ago, his issues worsened. "I would go to bed at 3 or 4 a.m. and wake up ...

DOF backs Neda as fate of SOT bill hangs
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-25
Pernia did not categorically state if he recommended that Duterte veto the SOT, as several local and foreign business groups want, but described the measure as "not perfect." Business groups ...

High Response Rate With First Targeted Drug for Bladder Cancer
Medscape - 2019-07-25
More details about the first targeted therapy for bladder cancer have now been published, and they show the response rate to be even higher than previously reported. The approved indication was used in patients with locally advanced or metastatic bladder ...

Australian shipbuilder completes $20 M expansion of Cebu facility
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
CEBU , Philippines -- Australian shipbuilder Austal has completed the $20 million expansion of its facility in Cebu for the assembly of more ships and larger vessels. Speaking at the official opening ceremony for the new assembly bay held Wednesday ...

PetroWind Energy expands wind farm in Aklan
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
NABAS, Aklan , Philippines -- Yuchengco-led PetroWind Energy Inc. (PWEI) is expanding its wind farm here by another 14 megawatts, a ranking official said. The project expansion, estimated to cost P1.4 billion, will bring the total capacity of the Nabas ...

Duterte expects better performance from Cabinet
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
Panelo described as "remarkable" the Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll on June 22 to 26 because it is the first time that the Cabinet received a "very good" rating in recent memory. "To the Cabinet members, this survey is important as it is ...

S. Leyte, S. Cotabato special polls set
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set the elections for representatives of newly created districts in Southern Leyte and South Cotabato on Oct. 26. The poll body said the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) is from ...

UnionBank launches own cryptocurrency
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines launched a stablecoin dubbed PHX and became the first bank in the country to conduct transactions using the blockchain technology. UnionBank senior vice president and head of the fintech ...

Zuellig Family Foundation
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
The Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) celebrated last year its 10-year existence as a catalyst for better health outcomes in the Philippines. ZFF evolved from the corporate CSR foundation in 1997 to a family (of Stephen and Gilbert Zuellig) philanthropic ...

Negros DepEd exec, principal shot dead
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines -- In another wave of killings in Negros Oriental, a school principal, an official of the Department of Education (DepEd) and a village chairman were gunned down in separate incidents in Guihulngan City and Siaton yesterday.

BCDA woos German investors for New Clark City
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-25
Citing data from the 2019 AHK World Business Outlook Survey, the BCDA noted that the Philippine is still an attractive location for German companies, with 70% of the respondents saying that their business in the country has improved than last year.

Rock lobster's organs, reflexes harmed by seismic air guns
UPI.com - 2019-07-25
July 25 (UPI) --Whales and dolphins aren't the only species negatively affected by seismic surveys. According to a new study, the sensory organs and righting reflexes of rock lobsters are harmed by seismic air guns. For the study, researchers in Australia ...

eBay Has A New Plan To Take On Amazon
International Business Times - 2019-07-25
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) sells more items from third-party merchants than it sells directly to customers itself. The company's marketplace business is worth more than twice as much as its retail operations, according to at least one analyst. And with the ...

Panelo: No need for Congress in Duterte deal to unleash China on PH fishing areas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
"These are being achieved now," Panelo said. Panelo said "we also find it absurd" for Carpio-Morales, also a former Supreme Court justice, and Del Rosario "to argue that we have kept the ...

Martires sees religious education as key to combating corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines - Ombudsman Samuel Martires has proposed strengthening values formation and religious education in schools to combat corruption in the government. "I will assure everyone ...

How Much Does Beyoncé Weigh? Singer Gives Candid Look Into Her Health Routine
International Business Times - 2019-07-25
Beyoncé has opened up in a candid way about her weight in a new YouTube video that was posted on Wednesday. In the video, the singer talked about the fitness regime she underwent prior to her performance at the 2018 Coachella and gave fans a glimpse at ...

Duterte raises bounty of Negros cop killers to ?3-M
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has raised to ?3 million the bounty for the gunmen who killed four police officers in Negros Oriental on July 18. At the ...

Duterte vetoes security of tenure bill
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the proposed measure against labor contracting, Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo confirmed Thursday. The veto ...

Lorenzana says PH uninformed of transit of Chinese warships in Sibutu Strait
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese warships have passed through the southern Philippines in the past few months without informing the government, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Thursday.

Is the future of space travel just for super rich people?
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-25
(CNN) -- A space revolution is upon us -- so says the new wave of tech entrepreneurs pledging to colonize the cosmos. Several billionaires and their hard-charging rocket companies say the tiny ...

Atienza banks on new congressmen to prevent death penalty
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- The push for the death penalty bill has gotten stronger after President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA), but legislators who ...

US-China trade war spurs recession risk in Singapore
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-25
That increases the risk of job losses at a time when businesses like International Business Machines Corp. are already laying off workers and banks such as Nomura Holdings Inc. cut staff.

Lorenzana promotes refiling of military pension reform bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A legislative measure that seeks to address the increasing pension of military and uniformed personnel will be on the agenda for the 18th Congress, Defense Secretary Delfin ...

Charter-change measure refiled in the House
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-25
A MEASURE amending certain provisions of the 1987 Constitution has been refiled in the House of Representatives. In House Concurrent Resolution 1, Cagayan De Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said the ...

SWS: Fewer Filipinos believe they have better lives
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- Fewer Filipinos believe that their lives are better than a year ago, while more think otherwise, an independent pollster said. A Social Weather Stations ...

Man acquitted of murdering son he thought was the Devil
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
A father who stabbed his five-year-old son 76 times, believing his child was the Devil, was found not guilty of murder due to his mental illness. The 38-year-old from Sydney, Australia, was found ...

Pagcor grant boosts plan to help poor farmers, fishers market their produce
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-25
In its first quarter survey in 2019, the Social Weather Stations said at least 9.5 percent, or 2.3 million Filipino families, experienced "involuntary hunger" at least once in the last three ...

Duterte signs bill on higher tobacco sin taxes
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- Cigarettes will soon come at a higher price. This, after President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday signed Republic Act 11346, which raises the excise tax on ...

Ayala takes over, reorganizes Phinma Energy
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Phinma Energy Corp. is completing its reorganization by changing its corporate name, hiking its capital stock and naming brothers Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala as its top officials after the Ayala Group completed the ...

Woes on proliferation of e-bicycles in Metro Manila endorsed to DOTr
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metro Manila Council, the policy-making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, agreed Thursday to endorse the problems on the proliferation of e-bicycles to the Department of Transportation. During their meeting ...

Duterte signs tobacco excise tax bill into law
philstar.com - 2019-07-25
MANILA, Philippines ?-- President Rodrigo Duterte Thursday signed into law the bill raising the excise tax on tobacco products to support the government's health care program, Malacañang said. Republic Act 11346 will hike tobacco excise tax rates and ...

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