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Law institutionalizing good governance award signed
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A law institutionalizing the award of the Seal of Good Local Governance to push more provinces, cities and municipalities to operate with more efficiency, effectivity and accountability has been signed. President Duterte signed ...

PSALM demands P1.9 B payments from 14 firms
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has sent out notices demanding 14 firms to settle their obligations amounting to P1.931 billion, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. According to the ...

13 killed in Nigeria building collapse
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
Jos, Nigeria -- Thirteen people in central Nigeria died after a three-story residential building collapsed after torrential rain, emergency workers said Tuesday. Rescue crews sifted through the ...

Peso pierces 50:$1 mark, closes at 18-month high
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The peso gained 10 centavos yesterday, piercing the 50 to $1 level amid easing inflation as well as the dovish Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and US Federal Reserve. The local currency closed at 50.90, up by 10 centavos from ...

Stocks retreat as investors take profit from bull run
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Investors were quick to take money from the market yesterday after the bulls came charging on Monday. Profit taking prevailed, pushing the index lower to close at 8,263.57, down 101.72 points or 1.21 percent. Likewise, the broader ...

ERC sets new capacity limits per genco
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has set new capacity limits per generation company (genco) in terms of output and market share to foster competition and boost efficiency in the power sector. In a resolution, the ERC said it ...

BSP earnings steady at P17.6 B in 4 months
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The net income of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) was almost steady at P17.58 billion in the first four months compared to the P17.55 billion recorded in the same period last year amid the sharp rise in revenues and expenses.

ERC sets new capacity limits per genco
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has set new capacity limits per generation company (genco) in terms of output and market share to foster competition and boost efficiency in the power sector. In a resolution, the ERC said it ...

DTI pushes amendments to Magna Carta for MSMEs
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for legislative measures to amend the Magna Carta for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and institutionalize the microlending program Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso ...

Hundreds of people dead from dengue, Philippine authorities say
UPI.com - 2019-07-16
Philippine health authorities this week issued a "national dengue alert" as cases have nearly doubled from same time last year, CNN reported Tuesday. About 100,000 dengue cases have been reported in the Philippines in the first six months of 2019 ...

Sharp: Better solution for a better life
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
These game-changer products are categorized in four sections: Entertainment, Business Solutions, Clean & Comfort and Health & Beauty. During the launch, media witness an awe-inspiring display ...

Jejomar Binay files electoral protest vs. Makati Rep. Peña
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16)-- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday filed an electoral protest against Kid Peña, who beat him for a congressional seat in Makati City during ...

Robredo on impeachment case against her: No comment, not important
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo has refused to dwell on suggestions that she can be impeached for supporting a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted resolution ...

Pag-IBIG releases all-time high P25.57 billion multipurpose loans in H1 2019; benefits more than 1.2 million members
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
The MPL proceeds can be used for tuition fees, medical expenses, minor home improvement, capital for business, or even for vacation expenses," said Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer Acmad ...

Duterte signs PH Innovation Act, allots P1-B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Philippine Innovation Act, allotting P1 billion for its first year implementation. Duterte signed Republic Act 11293 on April 17 ...

Makabayan bloc slams Duterte's 'one-sided' foreign policy, failure to raise teachers' pay
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) -- The left-wing Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives said Tuesday that it is set to join the grand rally marking President Rodrigo Duterte's ...

SC expands legal practice for law students
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
The new rule on law student practice was approved by the Supreme Court en banc during its session last June 25. Details of the new rule were released Tuesday.

Duterte signs law on mandatory reporting of notifiable diseases, health issues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that requires the reporting of public health concerns such as infectious diseases and epidemics. Duterte signed Republic Act 1133 ...

Duterte signs law institutionalizing Seal of Good Local Governance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill institutionalizing an incentive program for local government units (LGUs) that are engaged in good governance. Duterte ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for July 17
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) -- Bad weather from monsoon rains and tropical storm "Falcon" have prompted a number of local government units to call off classes.

Deloitte Philippines welcomes two new partners
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-16
Deloitte Philippines is proud to welcome two homegrown talents into the partnership - Elaine De Guzman from the Tax & Corporate Services division and Jesus Ma. "Third" Lava III from the Risk Advisory Group. Elaine and Third both joined Deloitte ...

Sotto files bill seeking 10 years imprisonment for perjury
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - Senate President Vicente Sotto III has filed a bill seeking to increase the years of imprisonment for perjury by up to 10 years. Sotto filed Senate Bill No. 8 which aimed ...

Ex-VP Binay files poll protest vs Makati Rep. Peña
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay filed an electoral protest to challenge the win of Rep. Romulo "Kid" Peña Jr. (Makati City) in the Congress. In a statement, the defeated Makati representative said his lawyers filed on ...

Duterte signs law on community-based poverty monitoring system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure seeking to establish a community-based monitoring system (CBMS) to improve poverty analysis in the country.

Les Wexner, head of Victoria's Secret, distances himself from Jeffrey Epstein
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-16
(CNN) -- Les Wexner, CEO and founder of Victoria's Secret parent company, L Brands, has been caught up in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Speaking publicly about his connection for the first time ...

Moreno to parents of children living on streets: I will find a way to hold you responsible
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) -- Manila's mayor has issued a warning to parents of minors living in the streets: they will be held responsible for their children's condition. "Sa lahat ...

Poe calls for strict implementation of 20% student fare discount
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines--Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday urged concerned government agencies to properly implement the new law that institutionalizes the 20 percent student fare discounts for all modes ...

Cops nab PACC exec for threatening security guard with loaded gun
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - An official of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission was arrested Monday night for threatening a security guard using a loaded firearm in Taguig City. According to ...

DOTr taps Japan bullet train supplier for Tutuban-Malolos railway
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) inked a ?12.1-billion supply contract with a Japanese firm to supply 104 train cars for the planned Tutuban ...

Hotel Okura Manila welcomes new Director of Sales and Marketing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - Hotel Okura Manila announces the appointment of Ms. Addie S. Capinding as Director of Sales and Marketing effective July 15, 2019. The Japanese luxury hotel, situated ...

Cebu Pacific cancels Legazpi flights due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
In an advisory by the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa), flights 5J 321 and 322 bound for Legazpi City and back were canceled as of 9:43 a.m. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical ...

Isko Moreno: Remove my photo on food truck
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Tuesday vowed to have his image removed from a food truck serving free hot meals. "Netizens have a point on this one," Moreno admitted on ...

Classes suspended in parts of Albay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
LEGAZPI CITY - Classes in all levels in public and private schools have been suspended in the municipalities of Guinobatan, Polangui, Libon and Ligao City in Albay province due to moderate to ...

Duterte, Locsin differ on cutting ties with Iceland
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is "seriously considering" cutting Philippine diplomatic ties with Iceland, but his appointed Foreign Affairs Secretary won't ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for July 16
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Several local government units announced class suspensions for Tuesday, July 16, due to the inclement weather brought by Tropical Depression Falcon. "Falcon" was last seen 690 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan and ...

Protests spark over construction of telescope in Hawaii
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii - Singing, chanting and laying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some ...

KAPA officers plead for time to answer fraud, other charges
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
It added that the respondents violated Section 8 of the SRC which states that "no person shall engage in the business of buying or selling securities in the Philippines as a broker or dealer ...

Signal No. 1 up in 3 areas as 'Falcon' moves west
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
In its early morning weather bulletin, PAGASA said 'Falcon' was 690 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan as of 4:30 a.m. and moving west at 30 kph, up from 25 kph on Monday afternoon. It has maximum winds of up to 55 kph near the center and ...

P159-billion deals dropped with NCR ecozone ban
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
Industry leaders have already expressed concern that the moratorium will put IT and business-process management firms, which are mostly operating in Metro Manila, in an office space crunch.

SM Prime income jumps 16% in first half to P19.3 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
SM Development Corp., its residential business unit, recorded a 20-percent increase in reservation sales for the first six months to P41.46 billion, from P34.45 billion of last year. Unit sales ...

How Trump could kick off a currency war
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
(CNN) -- It's no secret that President Donald Trump wants to weaken the U.S. dollar to juice the American economy. Trump has repeatedly suggested the greenback is too strong against rival ...

Amazon workers go on strike in Germany as Prime Day begins
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
(CNN) -- Workers at Amazon facilities in Germany have gone on strike in a protest over pay and working conditions as Prime Day gets underway. The strikes, held under the slogan "No more discount ...

LGU taxation of professionals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
In line with the objectives of the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued last month Local Finance Circular No. 001-2019.

Senators nix withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
Senators warned against a possible Philippine withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), an idea that Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. had floated, saying it could ...

Do tech giants use our data to change our behavior?
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-15
Finally, these prediction products are sold to business customers in markets that trade in human futures. Markets in human futures compete on the quality of predictions. This competition to sell ...

Legal issues on high-yield investment schemes in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-15
The problem is multifaceted, as it is also an investment, business, economic and even a theological problem! Why is it a theological problem that needs to be addressed? I will explain this later ...

Europe's GPS System Totally Down After Major Technical Issue Hits Its Satellites
Forbes - 2019-07-15
"Just think what would happen if Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals were suddenly switched off," asked the agency behind Galileo--Europe's answer to GPS-- as it encouraged Europe's citizens to switch to its newer, brighter alternative.

This octopus escape artist proves octopuses are smarter than we think
Mashable - 2019-07-15
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

Microsoft previews 'chromified' Edge's group policies to win enterprise approval
Computerworld - 2019-07-15
Microsoft has unveiled a preliminary catalog of group policies for managing the still-under-development "full-Chromium" Edge, giving IT admins a glimpse at what they will be working with if they adopt the browser. "We're still working on the list, but I'd ...

I ordered the same items for one-day shipping on Amazon and Walmart to see which would do better -- and both had issues
Business Insider - 2019-07-15
For many people, Amazon and online shopping are practically synonymous with one another. The e-commerce giant consistently dominates online and was estimated to have 38% of digital sales in 2018, according to Emarketer. But these days, Walmart isn't far ...

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