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Discrimination vs LGBTQ members now a crime in Marikina
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Marikina City has joined the list of local government units that has an anti-discrimination law to protect the rights of members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community. Mayor Marcelino Teodoro on ...

PNP to launch new strategy vs scalawags
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will launch a new strategy in an effort to address the problems on rogue police officers, an official said yesterday. PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde has approved the implementation of a new ...

Joy Belmonte, other Metro Manila mayors sworn into office
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte will create an internal audit team as her first order of business as the city government is expected to grapple with budget limitations in the last six months of the year. Belmonte, in her inauguration ...

Carpio lauds 'brave' PH ex-officials for filing ICC complaint vs. Xi
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales found an ally in Senior Associate Justice Antonio ...

Carpio lauds 'brave' PH ex-officials for filing ICC complaint vs. Xi
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales found an ally in Senior Associate Justice Antonio ...

3 slain in Cavite, Batangas
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Three persons, including a drug suspect, were killed in separate gun attacks in Cavite and Batangas over the weekend. Lamberto Tolentino was driving his jeepney when a passenger shot him several times while they ...

Fire breaks out in Manila; 2 hurt
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Two persons were injured when a fire broke out at a residential area in Sampaloc, Manila on Saturday night. One of the victims was identified as Abe Balani, 67, of Josefina street in Barangay 530. Capt. Hector Agadulin of the Bureau ...

Korean ambassador lauds Hyundai PHL for advancing technology and Korea-Philippines partnership
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-30
Fe Perez-Agudo, CFO and COO for Corporate and Trade Operations Support Services Group Ladislao Z. Avila, Jr., and Hyundai Dream Center Philippines (HDCP) Department Head for Training Norman C. Bocobo after they completed their hand-painting ceremony.

Sidewalk Labs shared its $900 million plan to remake Toronto's waterfront. Local activists said it deepened their concerns.
Business Insider - 2019-06-30
The wait is finally over. After nearly two years of brainstorming ideas, Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs released a 1,500-page master plan for a high-tech neighborhood in Toronto that would serve as a test bed for emerging technologies like trash ...

How childhood viral infections may later drive multiple sclerosis
Medical News Today - 2019-06-30
Childhood viral infections that reach the brain may prime it for the development of autoimmune conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, later in life -- this is what a recent study that scientists conducted in mice seems to suggest. Recent research has ...

Most German firms in Philippines bullish on business prospects
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
German firms also see exchange rate volatility as another risk which can affect business operations this year, as well as challenges in securing skilled labor. Amid concerns on pending economic policy changes, GPCCI president Tristan Arwen Loveres said ...

Philex needs $740 M to jumpstart Silangan
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Philex Mining Corp. is set to invest $740 million more to jumpstart the Silangan copper and gold project as it shifts to the underground method amid uncertainty about government policies. Philex chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said ...

Week-in-Review: Auditing a dark age in Apple design
TechCrunch - 2019-06-30
Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on ...

Isko Moreno to Manila folk: Feel my presence, reach me via social media
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-30
MANILA, Philippines - Incoming Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Sunday announced that his administration will adopt an "open government policy" and use "the power of technology and the reach of ...

Tribu Maglalara of Basey tops 11th Sangyaw Festival Parade of Lights
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-30
The inclement weekend weather did not stop thousands of residents and visitors from filling the streets to witness the city government - sponsored spectacle which saw the participation of 11 ...

The man who brought Fila back from dead is worth $830 million
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-30
His mother died of typhoid shortly after his birth. He lost his father to cancer in high school and wanted to become a doctor, but failed three times to get into medical school. He ended up ...

SWS: Facebook next to TV as Filipinos' top source of news
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-30
"Half of adult Facebook members who are college (49%) and high school graduates (49% ... It has sampling error margins of ±2.6 percent for national percentages, and ±5 percent for Balance ...

SWS: More Filipinos get news from Facebook than from radio, newspapers
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
Nearly half of adult Facebook users who read news using the social media site are college and high school graduates ... The survey has sampling error margins of ±2.6% for national percentages, and ±5% each for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, the Visayas ...

Smart, Sun, TNT subscribers get biggest YouTube surprise!
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Following the massive success of its "Video Every Day" campaign, digital service provider Smart Communications ups the ante with a bigger and more accessible free YouTube treat for millions of Filipinos. Now, all prepaid ...

Tens of thousands join gay pride parades around the world
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-30
MEXICO CITY -- Tens of thousands of people turned out for gay pride celebrations around the world on Saturday, including a boisterous party in Mexico and the first pride march in North Macedonia ...

Carpio presses Duterte on EEZ defense
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The constitutional ... day of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Social Sciences and Philosophy in Quezon City. "The use and enjoyment of these resources ...

TUCP cites DOST-FNRI findings on malnutrition
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
he asked. The Social Weather Stations (SWS) self-rated poverty survey showed a record-low 38 percent of families considering themselves poor. "Many people count themselves as less poor than before. But that does not mean they can afford nutritious food.

These 7 Common Social Media Mistakes Are Costing Your Company, Big Time
Inc. - 2019-06-29
With 77 percent of small businesses alone now active on social media in the United States, it's become clear that social media is now deemed a required marketing channel for companies across the board. Yet, despite the large amount of businesses now being ...

Softbank and Toyota-backed mobility venture gains five more automakers
TechCrunch - 2019-06-29
MONET Technologies, a joint venture launched by Softbank and Toyota to provide on-demand mobility services eventually with an autonomous module bus, has five new partners. Five Japanese automakers ...

Rice prices still on the downtrend
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Local consumers continue to enjoy lower prices but farmers remain at the losing end after the Philippines opened the market to imported rice. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that prices of Filipinos ...

GSIS now requires electronic submission of documents
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Starting July, state pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will require government agencies to submit remittance documents electronically. GSIS president and general manager Jesus Clint Aranas said this is in line ...

Interest for arbitration growing among Philippines firms
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) expects more Philippine companies to take the arbitration route in settling commercial disputes, especially now that new rules have been introduced to expedite the process and make it more ...

Building expert warns vs use of substandard steel in high rises
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A building expert has warned against the use of substandard construction materials, particularly reinforced steel bars (rebars), that are still being used in high-rise commercial buildings and residential condominiums in key ...

Rights group to appeal CA dismissal of amparo petition
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Human rights group Karapatan yesterday said it would appeal the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) dismissing the petitions for writ of amparo and habeas data it filed together with the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines and ...

Sayyaf faction tagged in Sulu bombing
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A faction of the Abu Sayyaf could be behind the bomb attack on a military camp in Sulu on Friday, according to Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana. Sobejana said the group is led by Hatib ...

New prosecutor general named
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has appointed fellow Bedan graduate Benedicto Malcontento as the new prosecutor general of the National Prosecution Service (NPS), Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday. Guevarra confirmed that ...

Pagasa sees less tropical cyclones this year
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- There will be fewer tropical cyclones this year due to a "persisting weak El Niño," according to state weather forecasters. El Niño is part of a routine climate pattern that occurs when the sea surface temperatures in the ...

Twitch is closing in on its Christchurch trolls
The Verge - 2019-06-29
For just over a month, Twitch has been trying to track down a group of anonymous trolls who spammed the platform with violent footage of the Christchurch shooting in the wake of the attack. That hunt kicked off in earnest when Twitch filed suit against the ...

IS claims Sulu blasts that killed 8, wounded 22
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-29
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks on Friday at a military camp in Indanan, Sulu that killed eight persons -- three of them ...

Here's what LGBT Gen Z students want in their future employers -- and where they want to work
Business Insider - 2019-06-29
An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. The word "in". A stylized letter F. Three evenly spaced dots forming an ellipsis: "..

Have Cancer, Must Travel: Patients Left In Lurch After Town's Hospital Closes
NPR - 2019-06-29
One Monday in February, 65-year-old Karen Endicott-Coyan gripped the wheel of her black 2014 Ford Taurus with both hands as she made the hour-long drive from her farm near Fort Scott, Kan., to Chanute. With a rare form of multiple myeloma, she requires ...

Rights group slams CA dismissal of amparo petition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A human-rights group on Saturday slammed the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) dismissing the amparo and habeas data petition for the protection of its members.

Huawei's place in the global tech ecosystem may make it too big to fail
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-29
(CNN) -- Huawei is a major, multinational company that does business with some of the most important technology and telecom businesses in the world. It's also a central player in the push for 5G ...

Color of money: Are brands buying into or cashing in on the LGBT community?
philstar.com - 2019-06-29
Meanwhile, a June 2018 Social Weather Stations survey found that 61% of Filipinos say they will oppose any law that will allow civil union of same-sex couples. "Capitalism and the ads that businesses create can give visibility. But the question is ...

BI nabs 97 Chinese, 8 other foreigners in Biñan call center raid; 1 minor rescued
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested 97 Chinese nationals and eight other foreigners who were found to be working without proper documents in a call center or a Business ...

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