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Iceland calls on UN to probe PH drug war
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs is once again thrust into the international spotlight as Iceland called on the United Nations Human ...

Angara wants to criminalize all forms of discrimination
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Sonny Angara has filed a measure that seeks to penalize all forms of discrimination. Senate Bill No. 137, or the Comprehensive Anti-Discriminatory Act of 2019 ...

DILG mulls filing of raps vs Erap if negligence found in docs turnover
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will consider the filing of administrative charges against former Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada if it is ...

Duterte siblings forge new coalition in House
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- A new coalition has emerged in Batasan, just as the Speakership race for the 18th Congress is heating up. In a statement, presidential son and Davao City ...

Philippines: A leader in garbage
philstar.com - 2019-07-05
It measures 1.6 million square kilometers - more than five times the land area of the Philippines. Ongoing research has shown ... has shown that China is the biggest ocean polluter accounting for 3.53 million tons of the plastic waste that ends up ...

Beyond tariffs: How the exodus of big US tech firms could have lasting impacts on China
SiliconANGLE - 2019-07-05
U.S. and Chinese Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jingping might have negotiated a temporary ceasefire in their ongoing trade war last week, but many American technology firms are still looking to ...

Inflation eases to 22-month low of 2.7% in June
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Base effects, free tuition at state universities and colleges (SUCs), and lower rice prices pulled inflation down to 2.7 percent year-on-year in June, the slowest rate of ...

Gatchalian seeks to raise public school teacher pay to up to P30K
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to raise the salary of public school teachers ... of only 11 percent when accounting for the pay increase per ...

Foreign fishing vessels crowd PH waters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-05
These areas include Recto (Reed) Bank in the Kalayaan Island Group ... and reclamation at Panatag Shoal and the Spratly Islands alone cost the Philippines some P33.1 billion annually, according ...

DOE, NREB told to conduct deeper study on green energy tariff program
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-05
Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian on Thursday urged the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct more studies on the planned green energy tariff program.

Inflation eases to 2.7% in June
philstar.com - 2019-07-05
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 10:50 a.m.) -- Consumer price growth in the Philippines resumed its downtrend in June to post the slowest rate since September 2017, the government reported Friday, giving the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas more space for further ...

June inflation softens with cheaper food, oil prices
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- Inflation slowed in June, clocking in at 2.7 percent thanks to lower food and fuel prices, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. Price ...

?6.8M worth of shabu seized in Cavite
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- Authorities seized ?6.8 million worth of suspected shabu from two suspects at the parking lot of a mall in Bacoor, Cavite late Friday afternoon.

No Filipinos reported hurt in LA after massive California quake
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- No Filipinos have reportedly been hurt in Los Angeles due to the strong 6.4-magnitude quake that struck California on the 4th of July, the Philippines ...

Samsung faces lawsuit over water resistant smartphone claims
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
(CNN) -- Samsung is in trouble in Australia over ads that suggested its Galaxy smartphones could be used while swimming. The country's competition regulator filed a lawsuit against Samsung, alleging that the ads were misleading. Samsung touted its devices ...

UK Institute admits Jolly Ting as doctorate fellow in business
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-04
The Academy of Multi-Skills (AMS) United Kingdom has conferred a doctorate fellow in business on Filipino entrepreneur Jolly Ting (in photo). Ting, chairman of Jolliville Holdings Corp., received ...

Evaluation of P11-billion Sasa Port development proposal done in Q3-PPA chief
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-04
The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) aims to wrap up the evaluation of the unsolicited proposal of Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. for the development of the Davao-Sasa Port in ...

Apple works to resolve iCloud issues after outages reported
Mashable - 2019-07-04
Reports of iCloud outages made the rounds on Thursday, only a day after Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp reported similar large-scale outages. SEE ALSO: Apple's self-driving car project keeps ...

Millions Hurt By Second-Hand Drinking, Study Finds
International Business Times - 2019-07-04
Millions of people across the U.S are hurt by the alcohol consumption of other people, a study finds. The research paper reported that women and children are among the victims of second hand drinking. The study was published in the Journal of Studies on ...

D-Link agrees to 10 years of security audits to settle FTC case
The Verge - 2019-07-04
After years of litigation and countless security issues, D-Link has settled its case with the Federal Trade Commission over poor security practices. Under the terms of the settlement, the company has agreed to implement a comprehensive security program for ...

June, The Month Of XRP Exchange Hacks
Forbes - 2019-07-04
June was a busy month for exchanges, with two significant hacks targeted XRP trading exchanges with more than 33,000,000 XRP (~ USD 13,000,000) stolen from 2 exchanges: Gatehub and Bitrue. The Bitrue Hack On June 26 several large withdrawals were made from ...

Can T-Mobile And Sprint Meet The Justice Department's Demands?
International Business Times - 2019-07-04
In an effort to gain approval for their proposed $26 billion merger, T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE:S) have agreed to a deal with Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH). The deal, however -- which includes the sale of the Boost Mobile brand, spectrum licenses ...

Birdwatchers' Observations Show That Several Australian Seabirds Are In Decline
Forbes - 2019-07-04
Bird watchers are increasingly being considered reliable sources of data for changes in bird populations. Several long-term bird monitoring projects rely on birders to share their observations so that scientists can understand the prognosis of threatened ...

Philippine business groups demand Duterte veto contract labor bill
NIKKEI - 2019-07-04
MANILA -- Local and foreign business groups in the Philippines have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to veto a controversial bill that would make it harder to hire contract workers, which employers ...

Isko nixes 37-story building near Quiapo Church
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- No high-rise "photobomber" building would be constructed near Quiapo Church, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said yesterday. During a visit to Manila Zoo, Moreno said his office found out about a plan to construct a 37-story building ...

BSP chief sees below 2% inflation in Q3
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said inflation may ease below two percent in the third quarter, giving monetary authorities more room to cut interest rates further. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said in an interview inflation ...

SC disbars lawyer over TRO for sale claim
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has disbarred a lawyer for claiming that he secured a temporary restraining order (TRO) in a civil case by bribing a judge in the Parañaque City regional trial court. Voting unanimously in a full court ...

HQ Trivia lays off ~20% as it preps subscriptions
TechCrunch - 2019-07-04
HQ Trivia is struggling after a mutiny failed to oust its CEO. Downloads per month are down 92% versus last June according to Sensor Tower. And now four sources confirm that HQ laid off staff ...

DOTr firm on replicating Clark template
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation has returned to the consortium of seven conglomerates its unsolicited offer to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) following a decision to require all proponents of airport ...

Watch how Tesla Model 3 earned its 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP
TechCrunch - 2019-07-04
Tesla has extended its 5-star safety rating streak to Europe. In a new round of testing, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) awarded the Model 3 its highest rating of five stars.

Owning a home remains an elusive dream for poor Filipinos
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-04
Tatang, one of the richest people in the world, died in January this year but apart from the successful businesses and establishments that now dot our business landscape, he will be remembered by ...

Manila cop slain due to drug link?
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is eyeing illegal drugs as a possible motive in the ambush of a policeman in Quezon City on Wednesday, an official said yesterday. Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO chief, said they ...

Meat imports from Germany banned on ASF concerns
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines continues to secure its borders against the dreaded African swine fever after it decided to ban meat imports from Germany. In a recent memorandum order, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol issued a temporary ...

GSIS cancels plan to sell Port Area lot
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has rescinded its plan to sell a disputed property in Port Area, Manila pending discussions with the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and the Philippine ...

Supreme Court inks deal for new Tarlac office
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The Supreme Court is planning to have a new regional office. In a statement, the high court reported that they have signed a deal with the Bases ...

PDEA destroys P6B worth of illegal drugs in Cavite
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has destroyed some P6 billion worth of illegal drugs, including the blocks of cocaine recovered from the waters of the country ...

Good News About Democracy: It's Good For Your Health
NPR - 2019-07-04
Here's a bit of heartening news to consider this Fourth of July: Democracy is good for our health. A study published in The Lancet in April analyzed how the "democratic experience" of a country impacts the health of its citizens. The results were a clear ...

Proposed term sharing for Speaker bets dead in the House
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The term sharing deal among Speaker candidates allegedly being pushed by some Cabinet members of the Duterte administration is already "dead" in the House, Anakalusugan ...

Teenage Girl Drinks Shampoo After Breakup, Video Goes Viral
International Business Times - 2019-07-04
A teenage girl recorded herself drinking shampoo and foaming at the mouth after her boyfriend broke up with her. The girl, identified as Viralkan Ajer, shared the video online to show the drastic action she took to overcome the heartbreak. "Because of a ...

PDEA chief says death penalty will deter international drug syndicates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino on Thursday said he favors the return of the death penalty for crimes related to illegal drugs as it ...

San Beda vs Arellano in NCAA Season 95 opening
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-04
Boyet Fernandez-coached San Beda will now be banking on a roster boasting of a mixed of veteran and young talents. The young backcourt of James Kwekuteye and Evan Nelle will join a crew that includes AC Soberano, Franz Abuda, Donald Tankoua and Arnaud Noah.

Lopez firm sets aside P5-B more to buy back shares
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
Lopez family-led First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) has earmarked an additional P5 billion for an ongoing stock buyback program that will run until July 2020. In a disclosure to the Philippine ...

Bayan Muna: PH should strictly impose sea code as more ships enter EEZ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Party-list group Bayan Muna on Thursday said the Philippines should be aggressive in pushing for the Code of Conduct in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) after infrared imaging ...

Solons appeal to Duterte: Pick Romualdez for House Speaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Three lawmakers from powerful political blocs in the House on Thursday appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to pick Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez as his bet for 18th ...

DOTr: Escalators, elevators of MRT all operational within the year
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- Riders of the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) can expect gradual improvements in train services between now and 2021, with a Transportation official ...

Congressmen still want Duterte to endorse Speaker bet
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- As the speakership race heats up even further three weeks before the 18th Congress opens, lawmakers in the House of Representatives are hoping that ...

DFA to wait for military report on China's missile launch
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
Asked about the supposed weather stations, Locsin chided media: "I believe you should first verify it yourselves. If you heard that, it's very easy to just fly over it. I mean, don't you have that capability?" Lorenzana said about a month later that the ...

Navy to decommission BRP Sultan Kudarat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- In anticipation of upcoming ships, the Philippine Navy will decommission the Malvar-class patrol vessel BRP Sultan Kudarat (PS-22) on Friday. A ceremony for the ...

Philippines' $30bn remittance market lures digital upstarts
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-07-04
MANILA -- The Philippines, the world's fourth-biggest remittance destination, has become a fierce battleground for homegrown startups and Western players seeking a bigger slice of the market.

No to photobombers: Moreno rejects proposed high-rise near Quiapo Church
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- Newly-elected Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said he will not allow the construction of a new "photobomber" that would disrupt the view of one of the city's ...

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