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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 ...

Fake tax stamp printing facility raided
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
Agents of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) shut down a printing facility in Malabon City that was churning out fake cigarette labels and tax ...

Deactivated TNVS hatchback drivers to file charges vs LTFRB before Ombudsman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Deactivated transport network vehicle service (TNVS) hatchback drivers are set to file another complaint against the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ...

BI intercepts 3 foreign nationals using fake passports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) intercepted three foreign nationals who attempted to leave the country using fake ...

Dela Rosa pushes death penalty bill, appeals for understanding from Church
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Thursday appealed for understanding from the Catholic Church as he pushed for the passage of the death penalty bill. Dela Rosa, who ...

Duterte forms inter-agency council for UN body's maritime safety audit
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of an inter-agency council that will ensure the country's implementation of International Maritime ...

Asian shares climb after US benchmarks hit record highs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
TOKYO - Shares opened higher in Asia on Thursday, tracking the ascent by major U.S. indexes to record highs. The rally follows a slight easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China after ...

Albayalde: Kenyan terrorist arrested in Zambales 'possibly' a threat
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The country's top cop said a Kenyan national suspected to have links to Al Qaeda could be a threat to the Philippines. Philippine National Police (PNP ...

PNP chief says filing an impeachment case a constitutional exercise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Filing an impeachment complaint against the president is a constitutional exercise, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Thursday. According to ...

PNP chief says ex-OFW Muslim converts getting radicalized in jail
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- Authorities have noticed a trend where former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially those that came from Saudi Arabia, convert to Islam and are ...

PNP chief says ex-OFW Muslim converts getting radicalized in jail
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- Authorities have noticed a trend where former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially those that came from Saudi Arabia, convert to Islam and are ...

Gunmen attack Bombo Radyo station in GenSan
philstar.com - 2019-07-04
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Gunmen on Wednesday night fired pistols at the Bombo Radyo broadcast center in General Santos City whose reporters are critical of the Kapa money market scheme. Lt. Col. Aldrin Gonzalez, spokesman of the Police Regional ...

Hugpong endorses Ungab over Velasco for Speaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- From out of the blue, a new dark horse has entered the field of aspirants in the increasingly unpredictable speakership race. In a surprising development on Wednesday, the ...

306 remain in hospitals after alleged food poisoning in Marcos loyalists event
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- More than 300 supporters of the Marcos family are confined in hospitals and are reeling from the effects of alleged food poisoning during an event ...

Metrobank sells P11B in bonds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. has raised P11.25 billion from a fresh offering of bonds to retail investors. The two-year bonds carried a coupon of 5.5 percent a year and were listed on the ...

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