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Duterte in Davao for Kadayawan Festival
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- While he has not been visible to the public in the past week, President Duterte was home for the weekend for the 34th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival. The President arrived on Wednesday night and has been busy with private meetings ...

Woman held for child trafficking
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
BUTUAN CITY, Philippines -- For allegedly offering her daughter and younger sisters to online sex predators, a woman was arrested during a raid on her house in Barangay Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur on Friday. Col. Christine Tan, chief of the Women ...

A good old-fashion heart warming story
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
When you got close to him, he smelled like the ocean. He would wear his old canvas, foul-weather coat, and his bibbed overalls. His rain hat would be pulled down over his brow. No matter how much my Mother washed them, they would still smell of the sea and ...

A bad marriage
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
One newspaper earlier reported that a sizeable number of dealers of a major multinational oil company operating in the country are leaving en masse in favor of a smaller but very aggressive and relatively new player in the industry. And why is this happening?

'We want our country to do it first': A NASA executive says a US-China Mars mission is not in the cards
Business Insider - 2019-08-17
NASA is pressing to return astronauts to the moon in just five years, then launch the first crew to Mars in the 2030s. The latter journey may cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars. But an agency executive says the US has no plans to share the hefty ...

Fears of a Military Crackdown in Hong Kong are Overblown
Fortune - 2019-08-17
I happened to be in the Hong Kong airport on Tuesday, the night anti-government demonstrations erupted into a violent clash with police. I was there to pick up my kids, who were returning from ...

Will the Employment Rise With Digital India? 79% Metro Citizens Say Yes!
Entrepreneur - 2019-08-17
When the world was moving forward, India was slagging a bit. To keep the nation globally relevant, PM Narendra Modi launched the Digital India campaign to ensure the Government's services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online ...

Flo Recruit, A Y Combinator Recruiting Event Startup, Builds A Digital Hiring Pipeline For Companies
Forbes - 2019-08-17
Recruiting events are expensive and time-consuming for companies to host. From networking sessions to career fair booths, companies spend precious time and energy to try and acquire the best talent coming out of universities. At these events, recruiters ...

White Claw won over the "bros." Now, Natty Light, PBR, and Four Loko want to win them back with even boozier hard seltzer.
Business Insider - 2019-08-17
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People from my past (2)
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-17
He finished college on his own. After graduation, he envisioned himself having his own business by age 25, getting rich and being a millionaire, and retiring at the age of 35 and move on to ...

Pot poisonings among kids, teens double after medical marijuana law passed
UPI.com - 2019-08-17
Pot-related poisoning calls involving kids and teens more than doubled in Massachusetts after the state legalized medical marijuana, a new study reports. Calls related to cannabis exposure increased 140 percent in the years after Massachusetts voted to ...

Here's what Business Insider readers have to say about the iPhone 11, Apple's next smartphone expected to arrive in September
Business Insider - 2019-08-17
We're coming up on the end of August, which can only mean one thing: New iPhones are almost here. Apple typically holds in an event in early to mid-September to announce its new iPhones. This year, we're expecting an "iPhone 11," "iPhone 11 Pro," and ...

Retail Tech Startup ShopKirana Raises US$ 10 Mn In Series B From Akatsuki, InfoEdge, Incubate Fund & Others
Entrepreneur - 2019-08-17
Indore-based retail start-up ShopKirana raised $10 million in Series B round of funding which saw the participation of existing investors including Info Edge, Incubate Fund, Akatsuki AET Fund, NPTK Emerging Asia Fund and Better Capital. The funds will be ...

Fatty meal might affect how you absorb CBD
UPI.com - 2019-08-17
Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body's absorption of cannabidiol. In 2018, CBD capsules received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use in patients with seizures, but ...

Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?
NPR - 2019-08-17
When is it wrong to show cigarette smoking on television, but OK to depict people smoking cannabis products, particularly in programming popular among young teenagers? Netflix recently announced it would curb depictions of cigarette smoking in original ...

Instagram now lets users flag misinformation
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
(CNN)-- Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to flag misinformation. The Facebook-owned photo sharing platform said in a statement that the tool will be available to all users ...

DOJ, Immigration to tighten visa upon arrival policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Immigration will implement stricter rules on the visa upon arrival (VUA) policy, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said ...

Local execs push for reconciliation program for Islamic militants
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman and Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim will jointly formulate an institutional program meant to return Islamist militants into mainstream society. Hataman, while governor of the now defunct ...

Makati ambush injures two Customs officers
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) - Two Customs officers were hurt in a shooting incident involving four suspects in Makati City on Friday evening. The victims were identified as Maricon ...

DOJ chief: Pogo hubs must be in ecozone away from military bases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- There is nothing to be alarmed about the establishment of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo) hubs as along as it will be situated somewhere like an ecozone away ...

UP students declare August 20 as "Day of Walkout"
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) - University of the Philippines students have declared August 20, Tuesday, as the "UP Day of Walkout and Action," to protest against deemed threats to ...

Shenzhen: The border city a world away from Hong Kong
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
SHENZEN, China -- The southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen borders the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong, but calls for greater freedom from protesters in the Asian financial hub meet ...

2 female Customs officers hurt in Makati ambush
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Two female officers of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) were injured after four unidentified armed men on board a car shot them in Makati on Friday evening. In a report by ...

Leni Robredo vs. Sara Duterte possible in 2022
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) -- Vice President Leni Robredo said she's keeping her options open for a possible presidential bid in 2022 - while acknowledging that "another Duterte ...

'Restrooms are biology-based': Sotto calls for reality check
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) - Senate President Vicente Sotto III has called for a reality check in setting up gender-neutral restrooms in establishments, arguing they are "biology ...

DFA to Filipino travelers: Avoid going to Hong Kong protests
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) - The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Filipino travelers to Hong Kong to avoid going to areas where there are anti-government protests.

PH to have new marine survey boats, Locsin says
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) -- The government has budget for new marine survey boats, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr. said Saturday. "[Former Senator Loren ...

Metro Manila, most parts of PH to have cloudy skies on Saturday -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- It is going to be a cloudy Saturday for Metro Manila and for most parts of the country, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. weather forecast of the Philippine ...

PH online delivery service secures $15M investment to dominate Southeast Asia
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Dostavista, the Russia-based company that operates crowdsourced delivery service MrSpeedy Philippines, has raised $15 million in a series of funding led by Vostok New Ventures, as well as existing investors Flashpoint and Addventure.

SMDC creates green sanctuary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
According to a University of Exeter study featured by BBC ... Residents are provided immediate access to the Mamplasan Exit and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) via an exclusive road.

ABS-CBN, GMA7 earnings get boost from polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
Television broadcast giants were also big winners in the 2019 midterm polls. ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network Inc. both saw an earnings boost in the first semester of the year on the back of ...

PhilHealth mess: Board explanation sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
Who should be accountable for the mess at Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth)? Without pointing a finger directly at them, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said members of the PhilHealth board had a ...

New landslides prompt review of Kennon road repair plans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
BAGUIO CITY--New plans are being readied to convert the 34-kilometer Kennon Road into an all-weather road. But an inspection on Friday of the 114-year-old road, one of three major routes to this ...

800 cars rotting in Cagayan port
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
SANTA ANA, CAGAYAN--They may have lost millions in investments in a used car importation business, but importers have learned to move on from the "mistake" of bringing in close to 800 ...

China warships in PH waters irk DND chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
Chinese warships crossing Philippine waters are an "annoying" matter for Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who did not mince words about the latest challenge to Philippine sovereignty by ...

Amazing Niseko on my mind
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
When it comes to building a future retirement nest egg, property is still regarded as one of the safest long term investments. Investing in bricks and mortar can be a great way to create wealth ...

Palace reactivates task force on El Niño
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
Malacañang has ordered the reactivation and reconstitution of a task force dedicated to mitigating the effects of El Niño, which is expected to continue until the end of August. Executive Order ...

Rights groups file counter-affidavit vs Esperon's perjury complaint
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) - Cause-oriented groups filed their counter-affidavits with the Department of Justice in Quezon City after National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon ...

Vista Land posts 11% rise in net income
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
Villar group-led Vista Land & Lifescapes posted an 11-percent year-on-year growth in first semester net profit to P5.8 billion, on the back of robust housing and leasing businesses. Consolidated ...

PSEi sheds 0.42% as local investors trim holdings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
The local stock barometer slipped below the 7,800 mark on Friday as investors trimmed their exposure in selected large-cap stocks as the second quarter corporate earnings reporting season ended.

Is the curated lifestyle for you?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
Do you sometimes find yourself wishing someone designed your daily life? Every day, many of us have to traverse through traffic jams, dirty streets and uncomfortable surroundings. In exchange for ...

Spruce up your outdoors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
Having an outdoor space at home is a luxury for many, especially those living in bustling yet densely populated Metro Manila. We may not realize it right away, but having a green breathing space ...

Drive dengue away
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
With the alarming rise in the number of dengue cases in the country, everyone is incessantly urged to take extra precaution to combat the dreaded illness. "Dengue is a febrile illness that ...

Megaworld creates another first for Kapampangans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
Its growing potential as an economic powerhouse has become all the more apparent in the last several years. While the province of Pampanga, dubbed as the culinary capital of the Philippines, has ...

Mike Tyson has a marijuana farm and smokes $40,000 worth of weed a month
Mashable - 2019-08-16
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

Flaw let hackers spy on--and even alter--data sent via Bluetooth
Mashable - 2019-08-16
It turns out that the frustratingly buggy way to pair speakers, printers, and numerous other third-party devices with your smartphone or computer can't keep a secret. Security researchers this ...

Lumineye helps first responders identify people through walls
TechCrunch - 2019-08-16
Any first responder knows that situational awareness is key. In domestic violence disputes, hostage rescue, or human trafficking situations, first responders often need help determining where ...

PHL exports resilient amid global trade slowdown
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
"The positive export performance shows that the Philippines continues to be resilient, despite the continuing concerns on the US-China trade war, a no-deal Brexit, and the negative business ...

FDA Clears First Spinal Tether Device for Idiopathic Scoliosis
Medscape - 2019-08-16
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first spinal tether device to correct idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents who fail to respond to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing. The Tether Vertebral Body ...

Lockheed nets $80M contract for Aegis system upgrades
UPI.com - 2019-08-16
Aug. 16 (UPI) --Lockheed Martin received an $80 million contract from the U.S. Navy for electronic equipment upgrades to the Aegis missile system, the Pentagon announced. The new contract modification, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, calls ...

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