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First Law and Tech Summit in PHL tackles legal and regulatory landscape for tech initiatives
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-07
The firm offers a full array of services such as corporate and business law, technology media and telecommunications, capital markets, M&A, taxation, estate planning, litigation, transportation ...

Eye Drop Recall: Pharma Company Recalls Eye Drops, Ointments At Walmart, Walgreens Due To Sterility Concerns
International Business Times - 2019-07-07
Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced last week that it is recalling several brands of eye drops and ointment sold over-the-counter at popular retailers Walmart (WMT) and Walgreens (WBA). These products are being called back due to the possibility of not ...

Govt subsidies for scientific activities up 50%
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-07
Based on the preliminary results of the 2017 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) for Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities Sector with Total Employment of 20 and ...

More companies to go public as PSEi firms up
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
"If we sustain the 8,000 level, maybe by the third or fourth quarter the IPOs will come out," Philstocks Financial Inc. research analyst and engagement officer Piper Tan told reporters. The benchmark Philippine stock exchange index (PSEi) ended near ...

Index seen holding up above 8,000
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Stock Exchange index may now have the momentum and the strength to stay above the 8,000 mark and continue on to higher levels. This after inflation came in within expectations last week at 2.7 percent or within the ...

Private sector presents 10-point policy action plan to government
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
The sixth suggestion includes the amendment of Republic Act 9501 or the Magna Carta for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), enactment the Warehouse Receipts Act and Weather-Indexed Agricultural Insurance, and acceleration of efforts to address ...

The power of dreaming big, continuous learning
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Mr. Peter Garrucho Jr., OBE, chairman, AIM board of governors and trustees; professor Jikyeong Kang, president and dean, Asian Institute of Management; members of the AIM board of governors and board of trustees; faculty ...

Disrupting the news industry
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
Last week, the Social Weather Stations confirmed what we have known for some time. The SWS First Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey found that 21 percent of adult Filipinos or an estimated 13.9 million individuals use Facebook daily for reading the news.

NCRPO nabs 1.2 million ordinance violators
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) rounded up at least 1,191,090 persons since June last year for violating various ordinances in Metro Manila, an official said yesterday. "The intention is to get rid of street ...

Is bluebird bio a Buy?
YAHOO! - 2019-07-07
Gene therapy stocks attracted frenzied attention from investors in 2017 and early 2018, and with good reason. New technologies to manipulate the very software of life hold the promise of curing ...

Rice prices still falling
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The price of rice remained on the downtrend, with consumers saving more but farmers earning less following a new rice regime in the country. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed consistent lower prices ...

FDA warns vs injectable whiteners
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The use of injectable skin lightening agents may lead to the transmission of infectious diseases and have toxic effects on the body, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday. In an advisory, the FDA said it has not ...

Afghan officials say car bomb kills 12, wounds scores
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban carried out a devastating suicide car bombing in central Afghanistan Sunday that killed 12 people and wounded over 150 others, said Afghan officials. The attack ...

3 slain in Batangas shootout
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna , Philippines -- Three alleged members of a criminal group were killed in a shootout with police officers following a six-hour standoff in Sto. Tomas, Batangas before dawn yesterday. Two of the fatalities were identified as ...

The art of brinkmanship
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
The Philequity board meeting last June 29 coincided with a crucial one-on-one meeting between Trump and Xi at the G-20 summit. The most-awaited private talk was scheduled at 11:30 a.m., Tokyo time. During the course of our board meeting, our directors ...

POGO workers to pay P2-billion withholding taxes monthly
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has hit a jackpot of sorts after offshore gaming operators agreed on the amount of tax to be slapped on the industry following a meeting with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. As a result, the government would now ...

TNVS drivers go on strike today
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The nationwide transport holiday by some transport network vehicle service (TNVS) groups will push through today despite efforts by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to reach out to drivers. Some ...

Chinese wanted for $63-million scam falls
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A Chinese fugitive wanted in Beijing for duping $63 million from thousands of his compatriots through a pyramid investment scheme was arrested in Pasay City on July 2, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday. Operatives of the ...

7 cocaine bricks found in Quezon
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven suspected cocaine bricks with an estimated value of P35 million were found along the shore of Mauban in Quezon province yesterday. The blocks of cocaine, each weighing one kilo, were found in Barangay Cagsiay I at past noon.

Manila fire leaves 40 families homeless
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 40 families were left homeless when a fire destroyed 20 houses in Sta. Cruz, Manila yesterday afternoon. The blaze, caused by an air conditioner that overheated, started at the house of Ricarte Sevila in Barangay 310 at ...

The State of the Nation, at its best and worst.
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-07
These reforms include the Ease in Doing Business Law, the second trench of tax reforms (which will lower corporate tax from 32% to 20%) and the relaxation of some industries included in the negative list for foreigners. Standard & Poors upgraded the ...

The Death Penalty and Divorce Bills: Till death do us part
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-07
C. Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. To assure consumers who are interested in Huawei phones, partner retailers and dealers will offer a "Special Warranty Program" for upcoming purchases of any...

Western Visayas targets 6.5% in GRDP growth led by agriculture, fisheries
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-07
"Meaning with the 6.5, you know that the economy is robust, you know that money is circulating around the economy and that business is doing good, not for all business but generally, that would be the situation," she said. Ms. Bacal said to hit this ...

Better Buy: Pfizer vs. Johnson & Johnson
YAHOO! - 2019-07-07
If you've taken a look at Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) or Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) recently, you've probably noticed both companies have been reporting stagnant revenue growth that doesn't jibe with ...

Lorenzana praises Moreno for Manila cleanup drive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Sunday that he would soon pay a visit to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to personally congratulate him for his reforms in Manila.

Uber's CEO says elderly people are fueling its efforts to ramp up food delivery in Japan
Business Insider - 2019-07-07
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Lyceum opens NCAA 95 with win vs Letran, 84-80
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-07
Banking on their trademark hustle and energy on both ends of the court, the undermanned Pirates went on a ferocious run down the stretch to emerge on top of the Knights and get their season bid on a good start. Lyceum got early traction behind transferee ...

CDC: Salmonella outbreak likely linked to papayas brand
Upi.com - 2019-07-07
July 6 (UPI) --A Cavi brand of whole, fresh papayas "are likely the source" of a salmonella outbreak in eight states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. On Friday, the federal agency warned people not to eat, serve or sell any Cavi brand ...

Bangsamoro transition not 'slow' but lacking funds - BTA member
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been in existence for three months and it still has not received enough funding for the ...

Former Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Jose Balajadia dies of heart failure
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- Former Sergeant-At-Arms Major General Jose Balajadia Jr. passed away on Sunday, his son confirmed. Balajadia died at 12:50 a.m. at the Baguio General ...

These are the social media platforms teens are ditching in 2019
Business Insider - 2019-07-07
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Tens of thousands in Hong Kong take message to mainlanders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
HONG KONG -- Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month ...

Iran Launches New Military Command And Control Unit To Withstand U.S. Cyberattack
Forbes - 2019-07-07
Iran may have been languishing behind the curve when it comes to advanced military cyber capabilities, despite its sponsorship of attacks in the non-military sphere, but the country is determined to change that quickly. There is a recognition in Teheran ...

Another cocaine shipment washes ashore in Quezon, disrupts family picnic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
LUCENA CITY--Suspected cocaine continued to turn up on the shores of Quezon province with the latest find, estimated to weigh at least 7 kilograms, disrupting a beach family picnic in the town of ...

Beaching ramp in Pag-Asa 60% complete -- DND
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
He said bad weather had caused delays in the project as the private contractor had difficulty transporting construction materials from mainland Palawan. Aside from the beaching ramp that would allow big navy supply ships to dock and unload cargo in the ...

This Brazilian immigrant CEO thinks that Silicon Valley investors need to do more to help customers outside America, even if their income is lower
Business Insider - 2019-07-07
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Pangilinan bill: Conserve, manage rainwater for other uses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Francis Pangilinan has filed a bill seeking to conserve rainwater for various uses and establish a plan for reducing its runoff to avoid flooding. Pangilinan said ...

The Why & How of Retaining Old Customers
Entrepreneur - 2019-07-07
The 'age of the customer' brings with it increasing competitiveness in almost every sphere. If a company fails to satisfy the end-user, then another one will pounce on the opportunity and add to its customer base. Theodore Levitt rightly summed it up by ...

As NASA Aims For The Moon, An Aging Space Station Faces An Uncertain Future
NPR - 2019-07-07
When a rocket carrying the first module of the International Space Station blasted off from Kazakhstan in November of 1998, NASA officials said that the station would serve as an orbiting home for astronauts and cosmonauts for at least 15 years. It's now ...

With Rural Health Care Stretched Thin, More Patients Turn To Telehealth
NPR - 2019-07-07
Telehealth turned Jill Hill's life around. The 63-year-old lives on the edge of rural Grass Valley, an old mining town in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California. She was devastated after her husband Dennis passed away in the fall of 2014 after ...

Estonians celebrate 150 years of traditional song festival
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
Thousands of Estonians sang together in a massive choir on Saturday, July 6, as the small Baltic nation marked 150 years since the creation of a song festival credited with protecting ...

Manila fire prompts evacuation at Fabella Hospital
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- Around 100 women and their newborn children had to be evacuated from Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila after a fire hit near the national ...

Robredo: Other states seem more concerned over PH killings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said it was "embarrassing" that other countries seemed to be more concerned over the drug war killings in the Philippines than ...

Bela Padilla hopes for better transport for MMDA workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Bela Padilla seeks better transportation for workers of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). In a Twitter post on Saturday, Padilla shared a photo of ...

Malacañang warns of raps vs. Chinese crew onboard vessel that hit Filipino boat
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- The crew on board the Chinese vessel that hit a Filipino fishing boat in Recto Bank could face charges if a leaked joint report from the Philippine Coast ...

Cop relieved of post after video shows him threatening man at eatery with arrest
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- A policeman was relieved of his post after he was seen in a viral video threatening a man with arrest at an eatery for supposedly cutting him in line.

Moreno admin eyes increasing police visibility around U-belt
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The current Manila administration is targeting to increase police visibility around the university belt area following reports of several untoward incidents. Julius Leonen ...

8 inmates bolt Basilan jail
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- At least eight inmates, mostly facing drug charges, escaped from their detention cell Sunday morning in Lamitan City, Basilan, police said. The Lamitan City Police Station reported that the incident occurred about 8:30 a.m ...

Another Filipino nun a step closer to sainthood
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- Another Filipino nun moves closer to becoming a saint after she was declared by the Vatican as "venerable", the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the ...

Albayalde orders relief of San Juan City cop in viral video
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police General Oscar Albayalde on Sunday said he had ordered the relief of a policeman for allegedly threatening to arrest a man for "disrespecting ...

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