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Meralco expanding microgrid project in Quezon province
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is expanding its pilot microgrid project in Cagbalete, Quezon for P219 million. Meralco filed an application with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to put up the P219-million Cagbalete Island ...

QC fire victims get assistance
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday distributed almost P200,000 to victims of fires that hit different parts of the city this year. Belmonte gathered 141 families affected by fire incidents in Barangays Sauyo, Pag-asa, North ...

Vehicle sales halt skid, rise 1.4% in 6 months
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Local car assemblers finally snapped a cumulative sales decline as total sales in the first six months rose 1.46 percent from a year ago, signaling improving demand particularly for commercial vehicles. A joint report of the Chamber ...

PEZA: TRABAHO bill causes investment decline in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has blamed a pending bill in Congress that seeks to tighten the fiscal incentives granted to investors operating in economic zones for the sharp decline in its total investments in 2018.

More POGO firms get BIR warning
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued anew notices to another batch of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) for allegedly failing to withhold and remit about P3 billion in taxes for their foreign employees ...

Manila bank robbed; inside job eyed
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A Metrobank branch in Divisoria, Manila was robbed by at least seven men before banking hours yesterday morning, with someone in the bank seen in surveillance footage letting the robbers in. A closed-circuit television (CCTV) video ...

US awards P20-M grants for Manila Bay rehab
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The United States has awarded two grants totalling P20 million to two local groups to reduce marine plastic pollution and support the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. The grants - given to Ecological Waste Coalition of the ...

Likely Fed rate cut buoys local stocks
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market rallied yesterday after US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations the Fed would cut US interest rates soon, analysts said. The main composite indexclimbed by 76.28 points, or 0.94 percent, to ...

Cleaning up Manila
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
I am a native Manileno, born in Sampaloc and grew up in Paco. My family tree has roots in Paco going far back as the Spanish era. Our ancestral home used to be in Calle San Antonio, a side street of Calle Penafrancia where families like the Yulos and the ...

Philippines agriculture in Peril
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
impact to clienteles and financial health and stability. He has been recognized internationally for leaving behind a legacy benefiting millions of farmers in India, Africa and other arid areas in the world, including the Philippines. Upon his retirement ...

Carpio itemized long ago what Phl can do
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
The Social Weather Station also will present its June 2019 survey on public perceptions of the sea issue. Catch Sapol radio show, Saturdays, 8-10 a.m., DWIZ (882-AM).

China is stifling its own movie business
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-11
"The Eight Hundred was going to be a big film," said TJ Green, chief executive officer of Apex International Cinemas, which builds and runs cinemas through a strategic alliance with the state-owned ... and a professor at City University of New York ...

93% of Pinoys say Philippines must regain China-occupied islands
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Nine in every 10 Filipinos believe that it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Where Will Netflix Be In 5 Years?
International Business Times - 2019-07-11
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is under attack from services that don't even exist yet. The world's leading premium video streaming service revealed this week that it will lose the U.S. rights to the sitcom Friends to HBO Max when the WarnerMedia platform launches ...

Safer migraine drug shown to be effective in trials
UPI.com - 2019-07-11
July 11 (UPI) --A new drug may soon wipe out the pain associated with migraine headaches, new research shows. Rimegepant has shown effectiveness in treating migraines and, pending FDA approval, could provide an alternative to current medications on the ...

Running even extreme distances won't damage heart, study shows
UPI.com - 2019-07-11
Ultramarathons are grueling races that typically range anywhere from 30 to 100 miles, but new research suggests that even these distances don't tax the heart unduly. "The good news is that while experienced runners pushed their heart limits during the ...

Social pension for all Filipino senior citizens sought
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- Advocates for senior citizens' rights on Thursday lamented the lack of social pension for all Filipino elders, as only indigent ones are qualified to ...

Teens Might Develop Eating Disorders While Trying To Build Muscle, Study Suggests
International Business Times - 2019-07-11
Teenagers who see themselves as weak and small are at high risk of developing a type of eating disorder after they exercise to gain weight, according to a study. The study suggested that a type of muscularity-related eating disorders is linked to muscle ...

WATCH: CCTV footage shows how robbers entered Binondo bank
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- Closed-circuit television footage showed how robbers entered a Metrobank branch in Binondo Thursday morning. The suspects entered the bank along Sto.

Collective bargaining: The undeveloped instrument for wage fixing and labor policy formulation
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
but also "management issues" such as business plans, new technology, organizational changes, production and sales plans, and so on. By the late 1960s, Japan was hailed as a miracle economy.

UN launches investigation into Philippines drug war deaths
NIKKEI - 2019-07-11
GENEVA (Reuters) -- The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to set up a preliminary U.N. investigation into thousands of killings in the Philippines so-called 'war on drugs'.

Wok2Go offers healthy food for people always on the go
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
While on a business trip to Amsterdam, Kim Garcia, cofounder of Wok2Go, saw a restaurant serving healthier menus at affordable prices. It was a lightbulb moment for Garcia as he thought the ...

HOW NATIONS VOTED: UN draft resolution on human rights situation in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- How did the 47 member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote in the resolution which called on the human rights body to look into the human rights ...

First Filipino suicide bombing sparks call for improved intelligence work
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- Government forces are bent on strengthening the country's intelligence capacity now more than ever amid concerns over the first known Filipino suicide ...

UN council adopts resolution calling for probe into PH human rights situation
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- A United Nations council has adopted a resolution calling for a probe into the human rights situation in the Philippines Thursday. The resolution, which ...

QC mayor wants to place one doctor for every city health center
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Quezon City residents can expect improved health services soon. This, as Mayor Joy Belmonte promises to prioritize a health agenda which includes having at least one doctor for every health center ...

Philippines, ADB seal loan agreement for Malolos-Clark Railway Project
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government and the Asian Development Bank signed Thursday a $1.3 billion loan deal for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project. In a statement, the Manila-based multilateral lender said the loan agreement inked represents ...

AFP warns soldiers: Coup plotters will be 'punished harshly'
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is policing its own ranks to ensure soldiers would not dare plot a coup d'état against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Manila Mayor, police raise doubts as authorities hunt for Binondo bank robbers
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- Seven men robbed a bank in Binondo, Manila City in broad daylight on Thursday, but Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and authorities are looking at suspicious ...

Quezon City police confirm grenade explosion near Korean restaurant
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quezon City Police District on Thursday confirmed there was a grenade explosion that occurred near a Korean restaurant in Quezon City. QCPD Director Police Brigadier General Joselito said the Kamuning Police Station, under ...

Ang Probinsyano party-list probes congressman in assault incident
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- Party-list group Ang Probinsyano is conducting an investigation into their own representative who allegedly punched a waiter. Neophyte lawmaker Rep.

Lacson hits Cayetano's term extension idea: 'Country first before self-interest'
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson is opposing the proposal of Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano to extend lawmakers' terms in office. Cayetano, who ...

BIR seeking P3B more from online casino workers as firms say foreigners already residents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued a new batch of notices to collect another P3 billion in personal income taxes from foreign, mostly Chinese, workers in Philippine offshore gaming ...

93% of Filipinos see importance of regaining control of China-occupied islands - SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines - Ninety-three percent of Filipinos believe that it is important that the government regain control over China-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), based on a ...

PayMaya Drives Financial Inclusion in PH with Innovative Services and Solutions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
Leading digital financial services provider PayMaya is bringing the benefits of game-changing solutions to all corners of the country, driving financial inclusion, and helping Filipinos ...

Five random health and fitness facts
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
SEPERATING fact from fiction is an integral part of embarking on a life of fitness, or achieving your fitness goals, whatever the case may be. We are bombarded with all sorts of information, not ...

Leading cement maker completes factory expansion to meet growing Mindanao demand
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
Leading cement maker Holcim Philippines Inc. has completed the expansion of its cement factory in Davao that will add 700,000 metric tons of annual cement-making capacity to support construction ...

MMDA sets Metro Manila Shake drill at 4 a.m. on July 27
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines-- Metro Manila Development Authority General Manager Jojo Garcia on Thursday announced that the annual earthquake in Metro Manila, dubbed MM Shake Drill, is scheduled at 4 a.m. of July 27, Saturday. Garcia said that they intentionally ...

Amid poll on China-held islands, Palace admits 'problem' in West Philippine Sea
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
This was in response to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which found that 93% of Filipinos said it is important for the government to regain control of China-held islands in the West Philippine Sea. "For now, because there is a problem on ...

Broadcaster killed to silence criticism and commentary, station says
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The General Santos City-based Brigada Group condemned on Thursday the murder of radio anchor Eduardo "Ed" Dizon, saying his death is an attempt to silence it and its broadcasters "from their exposés and position on prevailing issues.

Dominguez eyes Customs strike team vs garbage imports
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance said Thursday it ordered the Bureau of Customs to study the possible formation of a special strike team to guard against the entry of waste materials that other countries are attempting to dump in the ...

Metro Manila's main water source below critical level again
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- The water level at Angat Dam, Metro Manila's main water source, has dropped below critical mark again. As of 6 a.m. Thursday, Angat Dam's water level ...

PayMaya's game-changing payment innovations drive financial inclusion in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
Leading digital financial services provider PayMaya is bringing the benefits of game-changing solutions to all corners of the country, driving financial inclusion and helping Filipinos participate in the growing digital economy. As the only technology ...

Vietnam tourism industry posts strong growth
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
HANOI -- Last year, Vietnam received 15.5 million international tourists, an increase of 19.9 percent over 2017. The information was announced at a conference Wednesday, where the Vietnam ...

Radio station manager shot dead in Kidapawan
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines -- Suspected contract killers shot dead Wednesday night radio station manager Eduardo Dizon who was critical of the controversial Kapa money market scheme. The ambush that resulted in the death of Dizon, manager of the Brigada ...

Dakila sworn in as new BSP deputy governor
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Francisco Dakila, Jr. has taken his oath as new deputy governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, replacing Diwa Guinigundo who hit the mandatory retirement age of 65. In a tweet, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said Dakila will be the ...

Door open to US rate cut as Fed's Powell flags economic uncertainties
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday left the door open to an interest rate cut this month, pointing to uncertainty about trade frictions and global growth. Powell also was defiant in the face of a constant stream of criticism ...

Trump eyeing reassignment of top envoy to PH Sung Kim to Indonesia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines - United States President Donald Trump is planning to nominate his top envoy to the Philippines as the new ambassador to Indonesia, a statement posted on the White House ...

Fed chair: I won't leave if Trump asks me to quit
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
(CNN) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell defiantly said Wednesday he would not accept being fired by President Donald Trump, who has waged an unprecedented public pressure campaign on the ...

Dramatic warming projected in world's major cities by 2050
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
The changes will be even more dramatic for the world's major tropical cities like Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Singapore which will experience unprecedented climate conditions, resulting in extreme weather events and intense droughts. The study was carried ...

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