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Duterte asks Congress to reinstate death penalty for drugs, plunder
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes related to dangerous drugs and plunder. "The ...

Actor-senator turns camera-shy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-23
MANILA, Philippines --Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., who was an actor before he ran for public office, is no stranger to bright lights and red carpets. But in the first State of the Nation ...

Duterte defends deal allowing China to fish in PH waters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte, in his fourth State of the Nation address (Sona), said he had pleaded with Chinese President Xi Jinping that the Philippines be allowed to fish ...

Quick cut in corporate taxes to 25% pushed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines (JFC) wants the government to immediately slash the corporate income tax from 30 percent to 25 percent in the "Trabaho" bill ...

The famous connections of Jeffrey Epstein, the elite wealth manager who died in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges
Business Insider - 2019-07-22
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Chipotle To Maintain Momentum In Q2 2019?
Forbes - 2019-07-22
Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), an American chain of fast casual Mexican restaurants, is set to announce its Q2 2019 results on July 23, 2019 followed by a conference call with analysts. The market expects the company to report revenue close to $1.4 ...

The 18th Congress: Drama and denouement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
Drama, intrigue and disinformation aptly describe the political events that cropped up and stirred the nation before the opening session of the Philippine 18th Congress that is now packed with pro ...

Healthy plant-based diets could reduce diabetes risk, study says
UPI.com - 2019-07-22
July 22 (UPI) --People who follow strict plant-based diets have are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new study says. In fact, findings published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine showed having a "high adherence" to plant-based diets was linked to a ...

Physician Counseling After HIV Diagnosis Could Stem Epidemic
Medscape - 2019-07-22
MEXICO CITY -- When Mahesh Swaminathan, MD, has to deliver an HIV diagnosis to a patient, he does not know exactly what will happen, but he usually expects "a serious freak out," if only briefly. "You have to help patients deal with negative emotions now ...

Honeywell Home T9 thermostat review: smart sensors, frustrating limitations
The Verge - 2019-07-22
In the world of smart thermostats, what separates the top models from the rest of the field is the ability to measure the temperature in more than one spot in your home. That allows you to regulate the heating and cooling functions in the areas where you ...

In spite of slowing growth, Microsoft has been flexing its cloud muscles
TechCrunch - 2019-07-22
When Microsoft reported its FY19, Q4 earnings last week, the numbers were mostly positive, but as we pointed out, Azure earnings growth has stalled. Productivity and business, which includes ...

Despite the showdown over Russia's S-400, the Air Force's top general won't rule out operating F-35s from Turkey
Business Insider - 2019-07-22
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Microsoft is set to shake up Dynamics 365 pricing and packaging again
ZDNet - 2019-07-22
Microsoft has plans in the works to change the way it is pricing and packaging its Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP applications. Officials shared some of the changes which will go live on October 1 with Dynamics 365 partners at last week's Inspire partner conference.

Britain delays decision on Huawei's role in 5G networks
Reuters - 2019-07-22
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Monday postponed a decision on whether Huawei could participate in building next-generation 5G mobile networks until it had a clearer picture on the impact of U.S. measures taken against the Chinese company. "These measures ...

Astronomers map Local Void, empty space surrounding the Milky Way
UPI.com - 2019-07-22
July 22 (UPI) --Astronomers have produced a new map of the Local Void, a large region of empty space surrounding the Milky Way galaxy. Scientists have known about the Local Void for some time, but its off-plane positioning makes it difficult to study.

Fiance of principal who died after donating bone marrow sues New Jersey hospital
Fox News - 2019-07-22
The fiance of a New Jersey high school principal who died while donating bone marrow to a French teen he had never met filed a lawsuit on Monday that names the hospital where the procedure was performed. Derrick Nelson, who was also an officer in the ...

Pernia expects 6% economic growth in Q2
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- The country's economy likely picked up in the second quarter of 2019, on the back of higher spending and lowering prices of commodities, one of ...

Siemens contractor pleads guilty to planting logic bomb in company spreadsheets
ZDNet - 2019-07-22
A former Siemens contractor has pled guilty last week to planting logic bombs inside spreadsheets he created for the company. For his crimes, David Tinley, 62, from a city near Pittsburgh, now faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.

Vista Land obtains ?14.5-B notes to fund capex for 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-22
Income of the property developer for the first quarter of the year grew 12 percent to P2.9 billion from P2.6 billion last year, driven by the growth of its core residential business and the ...

DoorDash uses a shady tactic that stiffs workers out of some tips and customers are furious
Business Insider - 2019-07-22
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Do you have an integrity compliance framework?
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-22
"WE firmly believe that the sustainability of our business operations can only be achieved by adopting high ethical standards and promoting a culture of integrity. Our top management internally ...

Microsoft Just Invested $1 Billion in the Lab Founded by Elon Musk to Make Artificial Intelligence Even Smarter
Inc - 2019-07-22
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is getting really smart. It's already able to recognize what's in the photos you share online, powers technology you use every day like Siri and Alexa, and does even more complex tasks like keeping your car in its lane or even ...

Bank eyes electronic trading solution to boost business
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-22
Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) announced on July 17 it has adopted the electronic trading solution of Refinitiv Ltd. to power its business in the Philippines and strengthen its presence ...

Free stock trading app Robinhood raises $323M at $7.6B valuation
TechCrunch - 2019-07-22
Robinhood, the popular free stock trading app, this morning announced a massive $323 million round led by DST Global. The Series E financing values the Menlo Park-headquartered business at $7.6 ...

Etsy is acquiring Reverb, a new and used music gear marketplace
The Verge - 2019-07-22
Etsy, the e-commerce platform for handmade goods, is acquiring music gear marketplace Reverb for $275 million in cash. The site, which sells new, used, and vintage musical instruments and accessories, will continue to operate as a standalone business.

Duterte pushes reforms, rails vs graft
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-22
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday asked lawmakers to pass more tax reforms starting with a proposal to cut corporate income tax, overhaul fiscal incentives given out to companies and further increase tobacco and alcohol excise tax rates. In his yearly ...

Online crowdfunding via securities in the Philippines: An overview of the rules and regulations
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-22
The applicant shall be responsible for the disclosure of business activities. It shall monitor and ensure compliance with the SRC, as well as immediately notify the SEC of any breach or ...

ICTSI inks P10 B deal to take over Brazil terminal
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Ports operator giant International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has signed a P10-billion share purchase agreement with Boreal Empreendimentos e Participações S.A. to formalize its take over of the concession rights to ...

Duterte threatens Landbank: Restructure or face abolition
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) should be doing more to help farmers and those in the coconut industry.

T-bills fetch lower rates
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
Short-term government securities continued to fetch lower rates across-the-board amid strong liquidity in the financial system, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

T-bills fetch lower rates
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
The Bureau of the Treasury yesterday fully awarded P20 billion worth of Treasury bills as the debt papers continued to fetch lower rates amid strong demand from investors.

Government sets guidelines on LGU fees, charges
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) have issued a joint circular to ensure that local government units (LGUs) charge reasonable fees and charges for services they offer to the ...

Delayed start, long speech, singing President
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- He was over an hour late, and his speech ran much longer than he promised. Due to bad weather, President Duterte arrived more than an hour late for his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasan complex yesterday ...

Fiscal deficit narrows to P42.6 B in H1
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
The Treasury said P1.38 trillion of the amount was generated through tax collections. In particular, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) generated P1.066 trillion in revenue in the first half, 10.56 percent higher than the P964.5 billion recorded a year ago.

More households go hungry in Q2
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Hunger among Filipino families worsened in the second quarter of the year, with about two million households experiencing involuntary hunger, according to the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll, conducted from ...

Gum Disease Bacteria a Novel Treatment Target for Alzheimer's?
Medscape - 2019-07-22
LOS ANGELES -- As more disappointing results emerge from anti-amyloid drug trials in Alzheimer's disease (AD), there is growing interest in novel treatment approaches for this condition. One such approach is based on the hypothesis that Porphyromonas ...

Residents hit substandard DPWH project in Olongapo
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines -- A group of residents of this city criticized the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for building a "substandard" slope protection wall along the river in Barangay West Bajac-Bajac. Batang Gapo Inc., a civil ...

P.1-M shabu seized in Quezon City raid
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- An estimated P102,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu was seized during a raid in Quezon City on Sunday. Rey and Ronald Bernandino; Celestino Nuera, 38; Jonell and Jaymartin Dorono were arrested when police officers ...

SC suspends lawyer for duping tenant
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has cracked the whip on a lawyer for employing his legal background to secure undue gains from a tenant to whom he verbally sold his property in Quezon City. In an eight-page decision released last July 5, the ...

3 of 4 escapees return ?to youth center
philstar.com - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Three of four underage offenders who escaped from the Manila Youth Reception Center last Friday are back in MYRC custody, officials said yesterday. Two of the offenders - one is accused of rape while the other is facing illegal ...

Duterte orders officials to reclaim public roads used for private purposes
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22)--President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday proposed another solution to counter road congestion in Metro Manila. Duterte, in his fourth State of the Nation ...

LightSail 2 prepares to deploy sails, share new images of Earth
UPI.com - 2019-07-22
July 22 (UPI) --LightSail 2, a CubeSat developed by the Planetary Society, is preparing to deploy its solar sails. The miniature satellite, roughly the size of a toaster, will unfurl its sails at approximately 8:22 a.m. ET on Tuesday. The Planetary Society ...

SC declares valid 2014 SSS premium pay hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court affirmed the January 2014 0.6-percent increase in the monthly premiums for Social Security System (SSS) members. In the decision written by Associate ...

The Secret of Hyperfit Women Intrigues The US Military
International Business Times - 2019-07-22
In 2015, Pentagon opened all military jobs to women, essentially removing the final barriers that prevented them from serving in combat. Now, four years later, a small but growing number of women has completed some of the most gruelling military courses.

Duterte urges Congress to pass Trabaho bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called on Congress, during his fourth State of the Nation Address, to pass the second tranche of his planned tax system overhaul.

A monumental slip of the tongue
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-22
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin may go down in history in the same vein. Oscar P. Lagman, Jr. is a retired corporate executive, business consultant, and management professor. He has been a politicized citizen since his college days in the late 1950s.

Philippines' Duterte defends China gambit in annual address
Reuters - 2019-07-22
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched ... That case was lodged and won by the Philippines, an issue Duterte said he would most probably raise with China in his final year in office. "Let me assure you, national honor and ...

Duterte wants a midnight curfew on commercial establishments
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22)-- President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing a measure that would require establishments around the Philippines to close by midnight. The chief executive on ...

Duterte says South China Sea dispute is 'delicate balancing act'
NIKKEI - 2019-07-22
The dispute was amplified recently when a Chinese vessel sank a Philippine fishing boat in the Reed Bank, an area in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone. Duterte then triggered a domestic ...

Duterte wants PH establishments closed by midnight
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he wanted Congress to pass a law that would require establishments across the country to close by midnight. "Everything closes ...

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