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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 ...

Tyson recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of Weaver chicken patties
Reuters - 2019-08-16
(Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of its Weaver chicken patties after some consumers found pieces of rubber in the product, the no. 1 U.S. meat processor said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday classified the recall ...

Here are all of the new products Apple is expected to launch by the end of the year
Business Insider - 2019-08-16
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Au-ghost month
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
Lao, however, said work still continues even during this time. DNL is currently doing construction works on its business expansion in Batangas, where it will sink some P8 billion in investments.

FDA Approves Fedratinib for the Treatment of Myelofibrosis
Medscape - 2019-08-16
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fedratinib (Inrebic, Celgene) capsules for the treatment of adult patients with certain types of myelofibrosis. Fedratinib, a highly selective JAK2 inhibitor, is indicated for patients with ...

Giant 8-foot Turon kicks off SM Hypermarket Street Food Fest 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
With the rapid growth of the business, the turon alone has helped hundreds of Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) by sourcing all its ingredients from small businesses from its plantain core to its ...

Pagasa: Rains to fill Angat Dam this month
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The water level in Angat Dam rose to 177.12 meters yesterday, only 4.69 meters below its normal operating level, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. PAGASA is optimistic that the ...

Farmers to get P1.5 billion loan
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will provide P1.5 billion in loan to farmers to help ease the impact of the drop in palay prices. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the Agricultural Credit Policy Council approved the Expanded Survival and ...

Synchronized cleanup drive vs dengue launched
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday led the start of the regional synchronized dengue cleanup drive in Metro Manila. The event held in Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City aims to encourage communities to practice the daily ...

8 Chinese held for illegal detention, extortion
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Eight Chinese were apprehended by police in separate operations in the cities of Pasay and Makati on Thursday night. Members of the Pasay police nabbed four Chinese over the alleged illegal detention of their compatriot. Hui Qin, 29 ...

Box left on EDSA causes traffic jams
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A box left on the center island of the EDSA-Shaw Boulevard underpass in Mandaluyong City snarled traffic in the area yesterday after police closed two lanes of the road as a precautionary measure. The crate-sized box was found by ...

Barangay chairman shot dead in Tondo
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Four days after a barangay chairwoman was killed in Sta. Cruz, Manila, another barangay executive was gunned down by motorcycle-riding men in Tondo yesterday morning. The murder of Barangay 161 chairman Alfredo Lansingan was caught ...

Beep card for EDSA buses pushed
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A lawmaker yesterday proposed the use of electronic card system in public buses to help ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. Samar first district Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento, who chairs the House transportation committee, said ...

BI set to deport Korean fugitive
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will deport a 38-year-old Korean wanted for fraud in his country, an official announced yesterday. Jang Hongsuk was arrested by immigration agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last ...

The young and the restless
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
Agriculture contraction will enter the conversation. The immediate, pivotal reasons are acknowledged. The liberalization of rice imports, bad weather a.k.a. climate change, the ageing farmer population. Sec. Dar is hitting the ground running. The program ...

Elon Musk doubled down on his theory on why nuking Mars would be a good idea
Business Insider - 2019-08-16
Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday evening "Nuke Mars." A few hours later he followed it up with "T-shirt soon." Although the tweet is in Musk's typically flippant style, the billionaire has long championed the idea of firing nuclear weapons at the red planet ...

Air Pollution Exposure In Late Pregnancy May Lead Newborn To NICU, Study Says
International Business Times - 2019-08-16
Exposure to air pollution during late pregnancy can increase the chances of newborns getting admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), according to a study. The study that was published in the medical journal Annals of Epidemiology last month ...

13 things that are worth more than Tumblr's $3 million price tag, from an empty lot in San Francisco to a two-bedroom luxury apartment in New York
Business Insider - 2019-08-16
Blogging platform Tumblr is reportedly being sold for less than $3 million-- a mere fraction of the $1.1 billion spent to purchase the website over five years ago. Tumblr's current owner is Verizon, who took over the platform when it acquired Yahoo in 2017.

Gov't may have lost ?1.4 trillion in the past two years due to corruption - Deputy Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16)-- Deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramos reckons that the government might have lost to corruption around ?1.4 trillion in the past two years. In a speech Friday ...

Gretchen Diez files complaint vs QC mall for violating gender-fair ordinance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines - Transgender woman Gretchen Diez filed on Friday a complaint against Araneta Center Group of Companies after she was taken under police custody for trying to enter a female ...

It pays to spy on Reds as 5 tipsters get P14.2M in reward from AFP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines--The military on Friday (Aug. 16) showed it pays to be a spy, at least for five people who received P14.2 million in cash for tipping off the armed forces on whereabouts and ...

4 Chinese men nabbed for abducting fellow Chinese in Pasay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Four Chinese nationals were apprehended after kidnapping their compatriot who failed to pay his debt inside a casino resort in Pasay City on Thursday night, police said Friday.

New tax payment facility now available via PESONet
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) became the first private-owned bank to allow clients to settle taxes through its digital channels, supporting the efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to achieve a cash ...

Best practices on financial, operational budgeting
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Budgeting plays a very critical role in the planning-budgeting-execution cycle. After building your masterplan, it is a must to link these strategies with the budget. To guide business owners, decision-makers and your management ...

Filinvest Land earnings rise 16% to P3.2 B in H1
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Gotianun-led Filinvest Land Inc.(FLI) reported a 16 percent hike in its net income in the first half of the year to P3.21 billion, from P2.78 billion a year earlier, driven by higher real estate and rental revenues. In a disclosure ...

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protests
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
(CNN) -- Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg has resigned after a tumultuous week for Hong Kong's leading airline. The company has been caught in a political firestorm because of the city's pro ...

Disney is the first studio to have five $1 billion movies in a year
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
(CNN) -- "Toy Story 4" has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, Disney announced on Thursday. That makes the animated Pixar film the fifth billion dollar release for Disney this ...

Bishops seek dismissal of sedition complaint
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Three bishops asked state prosecutors to junk the complaint filed by the police against them for inciting to sedition and other criminal offenses.

Bishops seek dismissal of sedition complaint
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Three bishops asked state prosecutors to junk the complaint filed by the police against them for inciting to sedition and other criminal offenses.

Ombudsman probes PAO chief Acosta for corruption
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- The head of state lawyers in the country is under investigation for alleged graft and corruption. The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday said it is ...

Aboitiz, DENR ink deal for San Juan River rehabilitation
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16)-- The Aboitiz Group has entered into a partnership with the Environment Department for the rehabilitation of San Juan River. Environment Secretary Roy ...

Think tank: Infrastructure development delayed in last 3 years
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Delays in government spending has put a damper on the administration's ambitious infrastructure program. Speaking to CNN Philippines' Business Roundup ...

Duterte orders reduction, condonation of real property taxes of IPPs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the reduction and condonation of real property taxes and penalties imposed on power generation facilities of independent power producers ...

Korean man wanted for fraud nabbed at Naia -- BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines - Immigration agents arrested a Korean national wanted in his homeland for fraud, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Friday. BI Operations Division chief Grifton Medina ...

KKR, Blackstone among bidders for stake in MPIC hospital unit
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-16
MPIC, which owns an 85.6% stake in the hospital unit and has said it plans to use the funds from the sale to expand this business, declined to comment. More than half a dozen investors have submitted first-round indicative bids and could team up with other ...

Son of ex-Zambo vice mayor nabbed for drugs
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- An anti-drug enforcement unit arrested the son of a former vice mayor of this city during a buy-bust operation Thursday and seized some P100,000 worth of shabu, an official said. Police Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, director ...

RCBC leads the way to open banking in the country
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
Imagine being able to secure loans with some of the lowest interest rates in the banking industry. Or conveniently transferring funds from one bank account to another, or perhaps, experiencing the ...

LIST: Canceled flights on Aug. 16
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Some domestic flights were canceled on Friday afternoon due to bad weather prevailing in their destinations. In its daily weather forecast, the weather bureau said Ilocos ...

Clark Airport turned over to Changi venture with local conglomerates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines-The Clark International Airport ... complex where the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will be held. The DOTr is also building a railway system that will link Manila and the ...

Chinese casinos near PH military camps worry DND
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines--Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday (Aug. 16) raised concern over the location of Chinese casinos, also known as Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo), which ...

DOT: Tourists to PH spent ?245 billion in first six months of 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- The Department of Tourism said Friday tourists poured in around P245 billion into the economy during the first half of 2019. Tourist arrivals rose by ...

DOT: Tourists to PH spent ?245 billion in first six months of 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- The Department of Tourism said Friday tourists poured in around P245 billion into the economy during the first half of 2019. Tourist arrivals rose by ...

Transgender woman files complaint vs Araneta Center, agencies for discrimination
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Transgender woman Gretchen Diez on Friday formally filed a complaint against Araneta Center and its contracted security and sanitation agencies for ...

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