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A newly published complaint against Facebook reveals in excruciating detail how deceptive the company has been with your data
Business Insider - 2019-07-24
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How OpenAI, Founded to Keep Powerful A.I. Out of Corporate Hands, Got Into Bed With Microsoft
Fortune - 2019-07-24
OpenAI was founded less than four years ago as a valiant stand against the idea that powerful new technology must inevitably be controlled by giant corporations. The then non-profit's goal ...

Bellyfat in some postmenopausal women linked to higher death risk
UPI.com - 2019-07-24
July 24 (UPI) --Having belly fat could mean an early death for women who've reached menopause, a new study says. Postmenopausal women with a body mass index between 18.5 and 24.9 inches and a waist circumference higher than 88 centimeters have a higher ...

Why Malls Are Targeting Heath Care Clinics As Their Next Tenant?
International Business Times - 2019-07-24
As shopping malls struggle to find more foot traffic as more retailers close their doors and pullout of their leases, they are looking for new tenants in the healthcare field. Health care clinics are reportedly becoming a more viable option for malls that ...

Nobody agrees China controls S. China Sea except possibly Duterte, expert claims
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- A maritime expert said Wednesday nobody agrees that China is in control of the South China Sea, with the possible exception of Philippine President ...

UPS is joining FedEx in the rush for 7-day delivery -- and it's a sign that both delivery giants are taking Amazon's logistics build-up seriously
Business Insider - 2019-07-24
Starting in 2020, UPS will deliver packages on Sundays. The delivery giant made the announcement on July 23 ahead of its latest earnings report. FedEx announced seven-day delivery in May, a service that will also begin in Jan. 2020. Both moves point to ...

Phl-US sign 10-year agreement on S&T cooperation
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- A 10-year agreement on scientific and technological cooperation was signed last week by US Ambassador Sung Kim and Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña at the close of the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue in Manila. Under the ...

First algae farm to be built in Muntinlupa
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- A farm focusing on research on the commercial, scientific and environmental use of green algae will soon be built in Muntinlupa City, with the help of a grant won by teacher-researchers. Officials of the Muntinlupa National High ...

Business survey: BSP rated best, MWSS worst
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- More than half of 69 government agencies got satisfactory marks from business executives, with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) earning high praise and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) sinking to the bottom.

Term deposit rates rise anew
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
Term deposit rates rose across the board for the second straight week as investors shifted their funds to the higher yielding five-year retail Treasury bonds as well as the bigger-than-expected economic contraction in the second quarter,

NBI nabs 2 alleged Abu Sayyaf men
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- After 17 years in hiding, two suspected members of the bandit group Abu Sayyaf were arrested recently by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Metro Manila for their alleged role in a 2002 kidnapping case. Anwar Sabarul ...

Agri sector not likely to attain medium-term goals
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The likelihood that medium-term development goals for agriculture, governance, as well as culture and values will be attained remain low, according to a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Results of the 2018 ...

NEDA urges improvements in Security of Tenure bill
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has informed President Duterte of the need to improve the Security of Tenure bill to balance the interests of businesses and workers. In a briefing yesterday, Socioeconomic ...

Jollibee selldown pulls stock index lower
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index retreated back to the 8,100 level yesterday after market investors dropped their Jollibee Food Corp. shares after the Asian food giant announced that it had acquired California-based The ...

Chinese rescued from kidnappers
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Police have rescued a Chinese man who was allegedly kidnapped by his compatriots believed to be members of a loan shark ring in Pasay City. Haitao Li, 35, was rescued in a room of the Newport Boulevard Tower, according to Col.

Landbank to increase exposure to agri sector
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Land Bank of the Philippines is planning to further increase its exposure to agricultural loans, which is now currently at 22.17 percent and the highest in the banking industry, according to top officials. In an interview ...

Credit Surety Fund releases P5.8 B loans to MSMEs
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The credit enhancement program established by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) launched more than a decade ago paved the way for the release of P5.8 billion worth of loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs ...

Sexual, Gender Minorities Report More Subjective Cognitive Decline
Medscape - 2019-07-24
LOS ANGELES - Sexual or gender minorities (SGM) are almost 30% more likely to report subjective cognitive decline compared to the non-SGM population, new research shows. The results underline the need to educate healthcare professionals about the ...

Potential trouble spots in Asia
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
While the Philippines has chosen to work with Beijing ... are concluding that the China-US trade war is not going to end soon. A recent report by the Nikkei ASIAN REVIEW listed more than 50 companies that are planning to move production out of China.

Sotto: Senators may stonewall on proposed shorter term
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on Wednesday slammed a new proposal at the House of Representatives that, among other things, seeks to shorten the tenure of ...

Federalism a risk to economy, BSP chief warns
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno has flagged fresh buzz about federalism and charter change in the newly-opened Congress ...

Facebook will pay an unprecedented $5 billion penalty over privacy breaches
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
(CNN) -- The Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook on Wednesday, resolving a sweeping investigation by regulators into how the company lost control over massive ...

CIDG consulted OSG on sedition case vs Robredo, 35 others - Albayalde
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The legal department of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) only had consultation with the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) over the sedition case ...

Jollibee stocks fall after Coffee Bean buyout plan
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) has revealed it plans to acquire American coffee chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL), but investors do not seem to find ...

PNP-CIDG given 24 hours to complete info on sedition raps vs Robredo, 35 others
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) has 24 hours to supply missing information, particularly the addresses of all named in ...

SE Asia Stocks-Most gain on revival of trade hopes; Philippines dips on profit-taking
Nasdaq - 2019-07-24
Meanwhile, Philippine stocks shed 0.4% ... especially the operations of Smashburger - the business they invested on and acquired is expected to be a drag," Ong added.

Pacquiao: Majority of senators back death penalty but only for drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines-- More than 13 or the majority of 24 senators would vote if the proposed reimposition of the death penalty would be limited to drugs only, Senator Manny Pacquiao said on ...

Skyway extension to QC, Manila 70% complete - Villar
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- Motorists wrangling with the daily traffic in Metro Manila may soon find relief, with an elevated expressway that will link Buendia to Balintawak ...

Producing the best teachers
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-24
Business groups came together early this month to discuss what they perceived to be the immediate needs of the economy to sustain long-term growth. And among these, they said through the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was the need to refine ...

South Korea braces for protracted heat waves
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
SEOUL -- South Korea is bracing for sweltering heat waves in the coming weeks, with its southern provinces and many other regions suffering from an extended tropical night phenomenon, weather ...

Chinese property firms seek to expand in Indonesia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
JAKARTA -- Several Chinese developers, including China Fortune Land Developer (CFLD), are looking to expand their property businesses in Indonesia. Senior executives of the Chinese companies met ...

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) to open Lanson Place Hotel and Serviced Suites in Mall of Asia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
SM Hotels and Conventions Corp (SMHCC) and Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited (LPHM) signed a management agreement heralding the introduction of the Lanson Place brand in the Philippines.

DFA to accept postal ID for passport applications starting August 1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that starting August 1, 2019, it would be recognizing the postal ID issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost ...

PAL eyes possible expansion of new routes in US network
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA -- Philippine Airlines (PAL) continues to review and consider possible expansion of new routes in its US network and also continues its services to London, contrary to a local media report.

List: Brands operated by Jollibee Foods Corp.
philstar.com - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Homegrown fast-food operator Jollibee Foods Corp. announced Wednesday it will spend $100 million to acquire Los Angeles-based specialty coffee and tea brand The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, JFC ...

Philippines' Jollibee buys Coffee Bean for $100 million in overseas push
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-24
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines' Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC ... will be Jollibee's largest and most multinational so far with business presence in 27 countries," Jollibee Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong ...

Bill renewing ABS-CBN franchise refiled in House
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- A bill granting TV network ABS-CBN a fresh 25-year franchise has been refiled in the House of Representatives, seven months before its existing ...

Indonesian couple carried out Jolo cathedral suicide bombing - authorities
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- Authorities on Wednesday confirmed that an Indonesian couple was the culprit in the Jolo Cathedral twin bombing that killed 23 people in January.

Duterte seen to OK higher cigarette taxes this week
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign this week a legislative measure increasing cigarette taxes. "I was told it will be signed this week ...

Ombudsman orders probe into alleged corruption in Customs
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered an "in-depth" investigation into the purported corruption in the Bureau of Customs. In a statement, the ...

Gear Up for the Biggest Transportation and Logistics Convention This July 24 - 26
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
Head on to SMX Convention Center this July 24 - 26 for the biggest gathering of the movers and shakers in transportation industry. The Four co - located shows, PhilAuto - An international ...

US sales coach Jack Daly to meet local startups in Manila
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- More and more Filipinos are starting their own businesses, but how can they level up their reach and be a cut above the rest? Entrepreneurs ...

Abu Sayyaf bomber caught in Zamboanga Sibugay
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- A rebel bomber from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was caught in Zamboanga Sibugay Wednesday morning, the military said. Isnaji Hasim allegedly worked under ...

Metro Manila, nearby provinces to have thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines - Moderate to heavy rain is expected in Metro Manila and in the nearby provinces of Laguna, Batangas and Quezon on Wednesday afternoon, the state weather agency said.

Duterte EO extends duty-free importation of capital equipment
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an Executive Order (EO) extending to three years the duty-free importation of capital equipment, spare parts and accessories by Board ...

PNP to verify reports on foreign terrorists working with ASG in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it has yet to verify reports of seven foreign terrorists suspected to be in southern Philippines working with local terrorist ...

Duterte to sign measure to further hike tobacco excise tax this week
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte will sign this week a proposed law that will increase further the excise taxes on tobacco products, a measure that the Chief Executive has ...

'End endo' bill needs tweaking - NEDA
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has recommended some adjustments to the bill prohibiting labor contracting, which lapses into law ...

Philippines' Jollibee buys Coffee Bean for $100 mln in overseas push
Nasdaq - 2019-07-24
MANILA, July 24 (Reuters) - Philippines' Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC ... of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be Jollibee's largest and most multinational so far with business presence in 27 countries," Jollibee Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong said in a statement ...

Catholic church vs. reimposition of death penalty: Solons should work for the people, not Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- The Catholic church warned solons against passing the law to restore death penalty just to grant every whim of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Catholic ...

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