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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 ...

Dark skies in the horizon: Growth seen falling below 6%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
The need to narrow the budget deficit prompted a slowdown in government spending in the first six months of 2019, risking slower economic growth, estimated to fall below 6 percent, in the second ...

Dominguez unspools reservation on proposal to pass law capping debt
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III expressed reluctance to embrace a proposal made by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto to put a cap on government borrowing. "I think he wants to ...

Duterte late for fourth SONA
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is late again, this time for his fourth State of the Nation Address. The SONA is scheduled at 4 p.m., but he arrived at around ...

Japan travel bookings by S. Koreans halve on trade row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
SEOUL -- A growing number of South Koreans are changing their holiday destinations from Japan to other countries, with a major travel agency on Monday saying demand for tours fell nearly 50 ...

DOF, DILG issue guidelines on setting reasonable LGU fees
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- The Finance and Interior departments have issued guidelines on reasonable rates for regulatory fees and service charges imposed by local government units.

OneConnect partners with UnionBank's fintech subsidiary UBX to co-create Philippines' first blockchain-enabled platform for MSMEs
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-22
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), 99.6% of all business in the Philippines are MSMEs and they contribute to almost 63% of total employment. However, SMEs get only 9.2% of ...

SONA protest groups decry lack of action vs. China
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- A sea of protesters donned in blue flooded Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, to protest the administration as President Rodrigo Duterte is set to ...

More Filipinos report going hungry in Q2 this year - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22)-- More Filipinos felt hunger in the second quarter of the year, an independent pollster reported Monday. A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted ...

EDGARDO "Ed" C. AMISTAD Archives | Inquirer Business
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
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Lagman opts to stay independent; hits majority-installed minority leader
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman has opted to remain with the independent opposition as he criticized presumptive minority leader, Manila 6th District Rep. Bienvenido ...

BREAKING: Hunger rate slightly up in Q2 this year --SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
MANILA, Philippines--The number of Filipino families nationwide who experienced hunger slightly increased in the second quarter of the year, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed Monday.

Liberal Party solons split in 18th Congress
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- Members of the Liberal Party (LP) in the House of Representatives will be divided in the 18th Congress, with some joining the supermajority bloc.

Sotto retains Senate presidency
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto kept his post as Senate President on Monday. During the opening of the 18th Congress, lawmakers voted viva voce to support ...

Heat and humidity grip US East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
But the cooler weather settling in Monday and Tuesday is also bringing severe storms packed with powerful winds and heavy rains that have already caused damage in the Midwest. The National Weather ...

US-China trade row to slash PH growth to 6%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
Although remittances slowed in April, a rock-solid US labor market should have kept remittances afloat in May and June, while cooling inflation likely boosted consumer spending in the second ...

Market, farm sector still adjusting to liberalized rice trading regime
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
The liberalization of rice importation is envisioned to ensure stable supply and prices of the staple in the local market while improving the productivity and competitiveness of the Philippine ...

Pinoy workers stage more strikes in Jan-May
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-22
Labor groups march along España Street in Manila in this 2018 BusinessMirror file photo. The incidents of labor strikes jumped in the first five months of the year and the number could continue ...

Economic team sees slower inflation, stronger peso in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-22
The economic team expects inflation to ease this year such that the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) yesterday slashed its forecast to 2.7-3.5 percent. The headline inflation ...

All pending tax reform bills already filed in 18th Congress
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-21
package three reforming the property valuation system and package four on capital income taxation. During its first three years in office, the Duterte administration managed to pass two packages ...

Health services still beyond reach of remote communities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-21
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines -- Almost two years ago, Dr. Maria Socorro Kristina Medina left Metro Manila to serve in the island-town of Almagro in Samar province -- one of the poorest ...

Revisions to deposit secrecy law may yet see the light
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-21
"All deposits of whatever nature with banks or banking institutions in the Philippines including investments in bonds issued by the government of the Philippines, its political subdivisions and ...

PH banks expect to tighten credit in response to higher loan demand
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-21
Banks expect the demand for credit to rise in the current quarter especially among corporate, consumer and real estate borrowers but, at the same time, intend to tighten lending standards in ...

Japan will always seek peace, not war - envoy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-21
BAGUIO CITY, Benguet Philippines -- Japan invoked peace in front of a war memorial here on Sunday as the world reels from disputes in the South China Sea and rising tensions between the West and ...

Macro Asia to spin off its water business in 3 yrs
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-21
MACRO Asia Corp., a company that mainly serves the local airline industry, is set to spin off its water unit in three years since the business is far different from its current operation.

All at sea. John McAfee goes dark again, claims CIA in pursuit
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-21
Cyber security pioneer, crypto bull and 2020 US presidential candidate John McAfee is on the move again. In a tweet on Friday, in which he can be seen brandishing a gun, he claimed that the CIA ...

Android will soon make it easier to manage battery life on Bluetooth headsets
Mashable - 2019-07-21
It's a huge pain when you don't know whether your Bluetooth earbuds are going to die or not. Google is going to fix that. Android users with Fast Pair Bluetooth devices will be getting some new ...

Would Fining Social Media Companies Force Them To Tackle Horrific Content?
Forbes - 2019-07-21
One of the greatest challenges confronting the modern Web is how to address the rise of the horrific content that is increasingly toxifying it. For their part, social media companies have largely pivoted from their public stances that once viewed free ...

The Washington Monument displayed a mesmerizing tribute for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing
Business Insider - 2019-07-21
An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. The word "in". A stylized letter F. Three evenly spaced dots forming an ellipsis: "..

My Frantic Life as a Cab-Dodging, Tip-Chasing Food App Deliveryman
New York Times - 2019-07-21
I had just started my lunch shift when the phone pinged: Uber Eats, pickup at Cocina del Sur on West 38th Street in Manhattan, five blocks away. Great! I pedaled down West 40th into congealing crosstown traffic. Seconds later my phone ponged -- different ...

2 Penny Stock Marijuana Plays That Could Make You Rich
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-21
Penny stocks -- those trading under $5 per share -- are risky by their very nature. And that statement is arguably doubly true for cannabis stocks. Numerous pot companies, after all, have run ...

A Lego designer talks about designing spaceships and collaborating with NASA
The Verge - 2019-07-21
In 1978, Lego launched the first sets in its line of space toys, almost a decade after the Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon for the first time. Since then, the company has consistently released sets featuring spaceships, astronauts and lunar bases ...

A Peculiarly Dutch Summer Rite: Children Abandoned in the Night Woods
New York Times - 2019-07-21
In the Dutch scouting tradition known as "dropping" groups of children, generally pre-teenagers, are deposited in a forest and expected to find their way back to base.CreditDmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times They were tiny figures at the foot of ...

Elon Musk wants to put an AI interface in your brain. Should you be worried?
Quartz - 2019-07-21
Elon Musk, member of the PayPal mafia, co-founder of the electric vehicle company Tesla, a man who dreams of boring tunnels under cities and hurtling people over hundreds of miles through hyper ...

PHL to push full integration of e-government systems by 2022
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-21
It means a pretty comprehensive digital transformation program from 2019 to 2022." He said the digital transformation agenda covers optimizing business processes, implementing an enabling infrastructure, maximizing the use of information for effective ...

IT-BPM industry reaps the rewards; Now to gear up for new technology
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-21
ONE of the fastest-rising sectors in the Philippines, the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry has reaped the rewards of growing demand for IT and other services. With business process outsourcing (BPO) thriving ...

Industry 4.0 and inequality: What could possibly go wrong?
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-21
Automated banking help lines are the least of its problems; hundreds of thousands of back office jobs hang in the balance while AI starts to be applied to skilled white-collar tasks like credit analysis, legal and accounting functions, and regulatory ...

Business schools keep a finger on the pulse of technological innovation
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-21
BUSINESS SCHOOLS strive to keep a finger on the pulse of technological innovation because such changes in technology could herald how business might be done in the future, and their students must be prepared to adapt and thrive in rapidly-changing ...

AbbVie's Acquisitions Report Card Shows Investors Have a Reason to Worry About the Allergan Buyout
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-21
You can't predict the future by merely looking at the past. But the past does give clues that help us make educated guesses about what the future might hold. AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced in June ...

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