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Isko Moreno to file charges vs negligent City Hall employees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said Tuesday he will file criminal and administrative charges against current and former employees of the City Hall found to be negligent at work.

2 cops linked to death of call center agent face murder raps in North Samar
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
CATARMAN, Northern Samar -- Murder charges have been filed against two policemen in relation to the brutal killing of 26-year-old Ellen Joy De Guia last May. The police in Rosario town ...

Cebu Pacific stocks drop over possible trader error
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- Cebu Pacific saw a massive drop in stock prices, but analysts expect things to go back to normal the next day. The stock price of Cebu Air, Inc. (CEB ...

Philippines senator who led the country's brutal war on drugs apologized for saying 's--- happens' after a toddler was shot dead during a raid
Business Insider - 2019-07-09
A Filipino senator apologized on Monday after responding to the death of a three-year-old girl shot during a drug raid by saying "shit happens." Ronald Dela Rosa formerly served as the Philippines National Police Chief and Director-General of the Bureau of ...

BARMM parliament member dies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
COTABATO CITY -- A parliament member of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) died of illness in a Davao City hospital Tuesday morning, July 9. Abdullah Cusain, deputy ...

No report on Egyptian couple on suicide mission in Sulu -- AFP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday said it has no information on the reported Egyptian couple set to carry out a suicide mission in Sulu. AFP spokesperson Brig.

Suspect in Laguna school shooting apologizes to family of 15-year-old victim
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The security guard behind the shooting of a Grade 7 student in his high school in Calamba City, Laguna, apologized to the family of the victim after he ...

Duterte's 4th SONA seen as 'lecture' on constitutionality of Chinese fishing in EEZ
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte might talk at length about his controversial policy allowing Chinese fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ ...

FDA orders confiscation of methanol-laced Cosmic Carabao gin
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered the confiscation of craft gin Cosmic Carabao after an investigation on an alleged death related to ...

BSP-approved government loans up 111% in 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Government loans from overseas approved by the Monetary Board more than doubled in 2018 as authorities ramped up efforts to fund the ambitious infrastructure buildup ...

SolGen: Some fishermen withdraw petition to protect WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday claimed that some fishermen from Palawan and Zambales withdrew their signature in the petition seeking to compel the government to ...

PNP looking into alleged kidnapping of rich BIR execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is looking into the alleged kidnapping of at least 15 wealthy Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials since 2013, its chief Gen.

50 dogs, 15 cats saved from being put down at Manila pound
philstar.com - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines-- A total of 50 dogs and 15 cats in Tondo, Manila were rescued by welfare groups from being euthanized. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said the abandoned pets were up for "mercy killing" or euthanasia because the Manila City pound is ...

Parties agree to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan case on West PH Sea - Calida
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9)-- Parties involved in the Writ of Kalikasan petition, which has been urging government officials to protect the West Philippine Sea, have agreed to dismiss ...

SEC OKs crowd-funding rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines-Crowd-funding is now a clearer option for start-up and small medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking to raise up to P50 million for expansion as the Securities and Exchange ...

PH to host 1st Phil-Asian Gaming Expo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
In partnership with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), PAGE is ... telecoms, real estate, and headhunting services. Industry professionals will also have an opportunity ...

COA flags Manila's ?141-M questionable transactions
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The Manila City Government has over ?141 million worth of questionable transactions, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report. Of the amount ...

Over 60 dogs, cats saved from euthanasia in Manila City
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- Fifty dogs and 15 cats were saved from being euthanized in the Manila City Pound in Tondo through the help of passionate animal lovers. The abandoned ...

Police officer relieved for beating up 8-year-old boy
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- A policeman has been relieved from his post after beating up an 8-year-old boy in Pasig Sunday evening. Speaking to CNN Philippines' New Day Tuesday ...

URC teams up with German snacks maker to get a bite of European market
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
Gokongwei-led Universal Robina Corp. (URC) is selling a 40-percent stake in its consolidated business in Australia and New Zealand to German-based Intersnack Group, unlocking values from this ...

Gordon: China should reveal names of crew of ship that hit Filipino boat
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- If China is truly a friend of the Philippines, it should reveal the names of the crew on board the vessel that rammed into a Filipino fishing boat in ...

Duterte ends speakership squabble
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ended the squabbling among his allies over the leadership of the House of Representatives by endorsing his 2016 vice-presidential ...

BARMM inks agreement with Save the Children Philippines
Gov - 2019-07-09
SCP has been operating in the Philippines for the last three decades and is dedicated in helping children. It has been providing emergency and long-term support for Filipino children to have access to quality education, health services, child protection ...

Duterte: Cayetano, Velasco to share speakership term
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has finally named his bets for the House Speakership race. Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, according to the President ...

Firebrand Philippine president pushes the US to send the entire 7th Fleet into the South China Sea
Business Insider - 2019-07-09
Fire the first shot, and we are just here behind you. Go ahead, let's fight." The US and the Philippines are bound together by a mutual defense treaty, but Manila has begun expressing concerns about what the agreement could mean for the future of the country.

P50K reward offered for capture of wanted men
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
If Police Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno remain true to their word, real peace can happen in the smallest ...

Suspect in Laguna high school shooting arrested
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The security guard accused of shooting a Grade 7 student in Calamba, Laguna has been arrested, police said on Tuesday. Police caught Renan Valderama at ...

Salceda refiles measure to institutionalize Neda
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
"Distressed communities will thus be empowered to revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructures to attract new industries, encourage business expansion in the ...

Cebu, Davao developers make a splash at glittering 7th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
The main highlight of the black-tie ceremony was the presentation of the 2019 Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year award to the biggest name in Philippine real estate and business ...

CNN Exclusive: Bill Gates calls Steve Jobs a 'wizard' who saved Apple
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-08
(CNN) -- Steve Jobs was a wizard who "cast spells on people" to help keep Apple afloat during the company's darkest days, according to longtime rival Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder discussed ...

NBI files charges vs KAPA officers
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
Section 8 of the SRC states that "no person shall engage in the business of buying or selling securities in the Philippines as a broker or dealer, or act as a salesman, or an associated person ...

Experts have mixed views on direction of dollar reserves
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
[business-pricess outsourcing] and remittances," Roces said. Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) economist Michael Ricafort, meanwhile, has a more conservative view of the peso--with ...

Millennials now look up to Asia
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
The Philippines and India are considered two of the largest IT and business-process outsourcing (BPO) hubs in the world. Metro Manila is also a hotbed of new ideas because it remains an undisputed ...

Unilab taps PayMaya for cashless employee payments
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
Cafeteria merchants and concessionaires will, likewise, be equipped with PayMaya QR codes and One by PayMaya Business point-of-sale (POS) devices so they can accept not just payments using their ...

Deutsche Bank CEO cuts 18,000 jobs in $8.3-billion revamp
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
DEUTSCHE BANK AG unveiled a radical overhaul that will see the lender exit its equities business, post a EUR2.8-billion ($3.1-billion) second-quarter loss and cut the work force by a fifth to ...

A new quote from Steve Jobs reveals what the late Apple cofounder really thought of Tim Cook: 'Tim's not a product guy'
Business Insider - 2019-07-08
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Duterte renews call for charter change
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- After announcing Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as his bet for House Speaker, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday renewed his call to change the Constitution. "We have to ...

Facebook not invited to White House social media summit: company
Reuters - 2019-07-08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday that it had not been invited to a White House summit on social media being held later this week. The White House has repeatedly declined to say who will attend the July 11 event. White House spokesman Judd ...

Intense photos show US soldiers practicing to blast enemies out of the night sky over Eastern Europe
Business Insider - 2019-07-08
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South Korea president urges Japan to withdraw exports restrictions
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee traveled to Japan on Sunday to discuss the tighter controls with local business leaders, Yonhap News reported. Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki held ...

3rd telco Mislatel to start accepting subscribers by 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Mislatel Consortium, the third major telecommunications player in the Philippines, can start accepting subscribers by 2020, its spokesman said Monday. "Yes. That one I ...

Duterte asks US to deploy Seventh Fleet in South China Sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday issued another challenge to the United States to keep China off the disputed areas of South China Sea, asking the western superpower to ...

Syndicated estafa raps filed vs KAPA execs
philstar.com - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The founder and 13 other officials of Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. were charged yesterday with syndicated estafa over an alleged investment scam. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed the complaint against ...

Government gears up for fuel marking, eyes additional P5 billion revenues
philstar.com - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is gearing up for the implementation of the fuel marking program this quarter, a measure which is seen to generate at least P5 billion in additional revenues this 2019, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. In a text ...

DNA test on Sulu suicide bombers out next month
philstar.com - 2019-07-08
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Results of the DNA tests on two suicide bombers, who attacked a tactical command post of the First Army Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) on June 28, are expected to be released next month. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western ...

4 dead in drug stings
philstar.com - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Four alleged drug dealers were killed in alleged shootouts with police officers in Maguindanao, Pampanga and Nueva Ecija on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Marni Marcos of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao police said Adrian ...

Government plans $1-billion samurai bond issue in August
philstar.com - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is eyeing to issue up to $1 billion worth of yen-denominated bonds by mid-August, according to the Bureau of the Treasury. In an interview, National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said the government is gearing up for a ...

PCC OKs share buyback by Pro-Friends in GT Capital
philstar.com - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the buyback of shares by Property Company of Friends Inc. (Pro-Friends) from GT Capital Holdings Inc. and the acquisition by Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) of chemical ...

Duterte dares US to send 7th fleet to South China Sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte dared the United States anew to send its forces to the South China Sea to stop Beijing's actions in the global waterway.

Patient With 'Tree Man' Syndrome Says He 'Can Finally Live A Normal Life'
NPR - 2019-07-08
More than two years after doctors in Jerusalem removed thousands of bark-like lesions that had prevented Mahmoud Taluli from using his hands for more than a decade, he continues his battle with a rare, incurable skin condition. But even with another ...

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