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Duterte not 'sole authorized agent' to allow China in Philippine EEZ -- Del Rosario
philstar.com - 2019-07-12
Citing a Social Weather Stations survey that showed 93% of Filipinos think it is important for the Philippines to regain control of China-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea, Del Rosario said the government must heed the call of the Filipino people.

Former Abu Sayyaf members graduate from learning program
philstar.com - 2019-07-12
ISABELA CITY, Philippines -- Their lives were troubled with misguided Islamic militancy and so they changed for good to start again via mainstream literacy. More than 40 former members of the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan on Thursday completed a government ...

A Genetic Test That Reveals Alzheimer's Risk Can Be Cathartic Or Distressing
NPR - 2019-07-12
In a waiting room at the Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, a 74-year-old woman named Rubie is about to find out whether she has a gene that puts her at risk for Alzheimer's. "I'm a little bit apprehensive about it, and I hope I don't have it," she says.

PNP: CPP possibly behind UN human rights council resolution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Friday said the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) could possibly be behind the adoption of the United ...

CHR Chairman: UN Council resolution does not chastise PH gov't
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) -- The Commission of Human Rights (CHR) says it welcomes the resolution by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling for a probe into the country's human ...

PNP eyes obstruction of justice raps vs Metrobank
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Friday that investigators will check if they can file a case of obstruction of justice against the ...

Excelsior continues to re-fleet with brand-new Isuzu trucks
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-12
Excelsior Custom Brokerage, which has been in the international freight forwarding, custom brokerage, and trucking business for over 15 years, had been traditionally using Isuzu branded surplus ...

Duterte admin objects, condemns UN Council's resolution on PH drug war killings
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) -- The Duterte administration strongly denounced the United Nations Rights Council's looming investigation into the Philippines' bloody war against illegal ...

Let probers in, UN rights body asks PH government
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a resolution to prepare a "comprehensive" international report on the human rights situation in the Philippines, falling short of an actual ...

Asking the hard questions
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-12
And as I correctly surmised, most of these patients, not even 30 years old, work in the business-process outsourcing (BPO) industry, in what are commonly known as call centers. Those who work on ...

IC stops Caritas Health sale amid fraud claims
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Insurance Commission (IC) has ordered Caritas Health Shield Inc. (CHSI), a health maintenance organization (HMO), to halt its business amid allegations of fraudulent activities. In a statement, the IC said Insurance Commissioner ...

Spotify launches a 'lite' version of its app for users with slow connections
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
(CNN) -- Spotify is launching a new, slimmed-down version of its app as it works to win more users in developing countries. The world's biggest music streaming platform on Tuesday launched ...

PH Groups get P20-M grant for local waste projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
The US government has awarded two grants worth P20 million to two local environmental groups to expand their work that would also support the rehabilitation of the heavily polluted Manila Bay.

Holcim jacks up capacity in Davao plant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
Aside from the Davao plant, Holcim has cement manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Batangas and Misamis Oriental alongside aggregates and dry mix business and technical support ...

Pogos seek lower tax rates for alien workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
Under the joint memorandum circular (JMC) signed by the DOF and the Departments of Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Labor and Employment (Dole) on Thursday, foreign workers must now first register ...

The jeepney modernization mess
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
Objections to this plan come from OFWs who worked and saved to own a successful jeepney business that must now add another potentially burdensome layer of management to the operation. The second ...

Senators asked to prod DICT to roll back high telco fees
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
"We must balance the business interests of our telco providers and make sure that they abide by the global trend toward cheaper and faster services to the public," the neophyte senator sai

Unqualified opinion from COA cheers SEC
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
The commission has also emerged as one of the 10 best-performing national government agencies in semiannual surveys conducted by the Makati Business Club. Recently, the Presidential Anti ...

A Year After Leaving Google, Diane Bryant Wants To Continue Disrupting The Tech Status Quo
Forbes - 2019-07-11
Diane Bryant is no stranger in the tech industry. Bryant served in roles at Intel, as the group president of the company's data center group, and as a board member of United Technologies. Combined, Bryant has over three decades working in the tech industry.

Microsoft's partners are on track to double their earnings from cloud in two years. Here's how much money Microsoft makes from its partner program.
Business Insider - 2019-07-11
Microsoft's partner program -- a network of partners who help resell Microsoft's software to large customers-- is a major part of its business. In fact, 95% of Microsoft's commercial revenue flows through partners. On Thursday, Microsoft revealed that ...

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger will blow past another deadline
The Verge - 2019-07-11
The T-Mobile and Sprint merger was reportedly supposed to be a done deal weeks ago after much of their total spectrum assets were set to be allocated to Dish to spur the creation of another major carrier. But according to the Wall Street Journal, talks ...

Microsoft Teams overtakes Slack with 13 million daily users
The Verge - 2019-07-11
Microsoft is finally revealing exactly how many people are using its Slack competitor Microsoft Teams. The software maker says that more than 13 million people are using Microsoft Teams daily, along with more than 19 million weekly active users. This is ...

More than 1,000 Google Assistant recordings leaked, and oh boy
Mashable - 2019-07-11
It turns out that your private and intimate moments aren't that private after all -- if you use Google Assistant, that is. According to Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS, devices with the Google ...

With 13 million daily active users, Microsoft says its Teams chat app is now growing faster than Slack
Business Insider - 2019-07-11
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ICD-11 Fails to Capture Psychiatric Patients' 'Lived Experience'
Medscape - 2019-07-11
Diagnostic descriptions for schizophrenia and other mental health disorders in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) don't always mirror patients' "lived" experience, new research shows. Results from the study examining ...

Young Undocumented Californians Cheer Promise Of Health Benefits
NPR - 2019-07-11
For years, Beatriz Basurto's family has had to make hard choices about when to pay for medical care, and who should get treatment. "To me, it was always the doctor would be the last resort," she says. "But for my parents, the doctor was never a choice.

Facebook built an AI poker-bot capable of beating some of the world's best poker players
Business Insider - 2019-07-11
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Facebook built an AI poker-bot capable of beating some of the world's best poker players
Business Insider - 2019-07-11
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: "..

US gives P20M grant to green groups to combat PH marine plastic pollution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Two environment organizations on Thursday received some P20-million grant to help advance efforts in reducing plastic pollution in Philippine oceans. EcoWaste Coalition and ...

Scientists name Zanzibar reef fish after Black Panther's homeland
UPI.com - 2019-07-11
July 11 (UPI) --Scientists have discovered a new species of reef fish swimming 200 feet beneath the ocean surface, just off the coast Tanzania. The colorful species' scientific name, Cirrhilabrus wakanda, is a tribute to the fictional home nation of Marvel ...

US mayors group adopts resolution not to pay any more ransoms to hackers
ZDNet - 2019-07-11
The US Conference of Mayors unanimously adopted yesterday a resolution not to pay any more ransom demands to hackers following ransomware infections. "Paying ransomware attackers encourages continued attacks on other government systems, as perpetrators ...

Capas mayor, Aeta leaders deny dislocation at NCC
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
"As mayor, my first order of business is to protect my people, their rights and interests," he added. "This is the same for BCDA, otherwise they will be violating the Philippine Constitution ...

Point-of-Care Test Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
Medscape - 2019-07-11
Point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein (CRP) in primary care clinics may curb unnecessary antibiotic use in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), data show. "CRP-guided prescribing of antibiotics for ...

3 key business-friendly, amendatory bills filed
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
A SENIOR lawmaker has filed bills separately amending the outdated provisions of the Public Service Act, Foreign Service Investments Act and Retail Trade Liberalization Act. Camarines Sur Rep.

Duterte on UN rights probe: State your purpose first
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte, in a slight shift from his previous combative stance, on Thursday said he may consider allowing the United Nations Human ...

Makati clinic shuttered after liposuction patient's death
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 11) -- Authorities have shut down a cosmetic clinic in Makati following the death of a woman who went through liposuction. P/Maj. Gideon Ines, chief of the ...

Jupiter's auroras powered by alternating current
UPI.com - 2019-07-11
July 11 (UPI) --New analysis of Juno mission data suggests Jupiter's auroras are powered by alternating current, not direct current. Jupiter, a the largest planet in the solar system, boasts an aurora with a radiant power of 100 terawatts, or 100 billion ...

Party-list lawmaker faces probe for punching waiter
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- For allegedly punching a waiter in a restaurant in Legazpi City, a neophyte lawmaker is being investigated by his party-list group and may face a complaint before the House of Representatives ethics committee. Closed-circuit ...

Surigao Sur mayor convicted of graft, malversation
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
BUTUAN CITY , Philippines -- Reelected Mayor Roberto Luna Jr. of Lingig, Surigao del Sur may spend up to 24 years in prison after he was convicted of the various charges filed against him before the Sandiganbayan over the illegal disbursement of the ...

Makati shutters clinic over liposuction death
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Makati City government yesterday closed down a beauty clinic in connection with the death of a businesswoman who underwent liposuction. Michael Camiña, city legal officer and spokesman, said Mayor Abby Binay ordered the closure ...

Blast rocks QC restaurant
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- An improvised explosive device was lobbed at a Korean restaurant in Quezon City yesterday. Brig. Gen Joselito Esquivel Jr., Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director, said the blast in front of Chung Mi Rae restaurant in Barangay ...

Maynilad customers in Las Piñas to get rebate
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Some customers of Maynilad Water Services Inc. in Las Piñas will get rebates of up to P2,500 starting next month, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said yesterday. The MWSS Regulatory Office said Maynilad will ...

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 ...

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