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A successful case of Phl agriculture
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
An obscure event that recognizes a foreigner in a recent university commencement exercise sets me to think about a brighter future for Philippine agriculture. A foreign direct investment that began in our country has become extraordinarily successful as an ...

Ex-Isabela board member shot dead
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, Philippines -- A former board member and newly appointed municipal administrator of San Mateo town in this province was gunned down on Monday night. Napoleon Hernandez, 59, a resident of Barangay San Marcos, was driving home in his ...

NCRPO relaxes terror alert status
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) yesterday lowered its alert status by a notch as the terror threat in Metro Manila has subsided, an official said yesterday. From full alert during the past four days, Metro Manila ...

Index ends H1 as 3rd best in Asean
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market sustained its strong finish yesterday, rising by another 49.89 points, or 0.62 percent, to end at 8,093.60. Likewise, the broader All Shares index was up 26.06 points or 0.53 percent to finish at 4,941.71.

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Agusan del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.2 quake struck La Paz town in Agusan del Sur on Tuesday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. According to Phivolcs ...

DOE plans auction of renewable power
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to auction off 2,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity to encourage developers to put up renewable energy (RE) projects, according to a top official of the agency. The DOE is ...

PSALM slates sale of idle power plants
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has set the sale of two idle power plant properties to help reduce its liabilities. The properties are located in Barangay Aplaya, Jasaan in Misamis Oriental and ...

NGOs, tribal groups urge DENR to cancel coffee plantation permit
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Non-government organizations and indigenous groups are urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to cancel its integrated forest management agreement (IFMA) with M&S Co. Inc. M&S, an affiliate of Consunji-led DMCI ...

Factory gate prices slow down in May
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Factory gate prices grew at a slower pace in May primarily due to easing prices of food manufactures, basic metals and chemical products, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said yesterday. The Producer Price Index (PPI) for ...

66 years in media... and counting
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-02
But I think we both started writing for this paper the same year it was reincarnated from the ghost of Business Day. My first piece came out on Sept. 21, 1988, almost 31 years ago. Headlined, "Ah, those good old tabloid days," it must have scandalized ...

Duterte hopes successor will sustain AFP modernization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines --President Rodrigo Duterte is hoping that his successor will maintain the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and take care of the needs of the ...

DOF: No more business permit fee for clinics, offices of self-employed pros
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has harmonized the taxes and other fees that self-employed professionals such as doctors, accountants, and lawyers, among others, pay to local government ...

BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo retires from service
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo retired from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday. Guinigundo turned 65 on July 2, hitting the mandatory ...

Duterte will keep his word and resign if son Paolo runs for Speaker -- Go
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Will President Rodrigo Duterte resign if his son Paolo joins the Speaker race in the House of Representatives as he promised earlier? Neophyte Senator Christopher "Bong ...

Guevarra on China rejection for 3rd party investigator
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines-The Philippine government cannot compel China to agree for a third party participation in an investigation into the June 9 sinking of a Philippine fishing boat in Recto Bank ...

Palace: China wants closure of Recto Bank incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines--China wants to put an end on the issue surrounding the Recto Bank incident saying it has been affecting its diplomatic relations with the Philippines, Malacañang said Tuesday.

AFP still unsure if Filipino suicide bombers were behind Sulu twin blasts
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- The military has yet to verify if the perpetrators of the twin blasts at a military base in Sulu that killed at least eight individuals last week were ...

Go files bill restoring death penalty for heinous crimes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Neophyte Senator Christopher "Bong" Go on Tuesday filed a bill seeking to reinstate the death penalty on heinous crimes like illegal drugs trade, plunder, rape, and murder.

Palace explains Duterte 'metaphor' likening PH Constitution to toilet paper
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not mean to belittle the Constitution when he likened it to a piece of toilet paper, his spokesperson said Tuesday.

Sophos widens cyber-security options for SMEs
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-02
Sophos, which primarily provides security software to mid-market and pragmatic enterprise, noted that SMEs have increased security risks as they adopt technology trends in running their business.

Duterte wants China to assure rights, safety of PH fishermen in WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte wanted China to assure the rights and safety of Filipinos trawling in the West Philippine Sea following the June 9 sinking of a Filipino boat in ...

Duterte's stance on EEZ: Filipinos' lives more important than property
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not violate the Constitution when he allowed China to fish in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) because he was ...

Local execs kick off first day in office outside office
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- In a break from tradition, the governor of North Cotabato and the mayor of Isabela City in Basilan spent their first day in office outside the office. Instead of entertaining well-wishers in her office, Gov. Nancy Catamco ...

New DOF guidelines exempt professionals from paying business permit fees
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Professionals are now exempt from paying business permit fees for the operation of their offices or clinics after the Department of Finance issued a new set of guidelines to local government units on imposing and collecting taxes ...

Landlords Big Winners as Philippines Bets on Chinese Gaming Boom
The New York Times - 2019-07-02
Such arrangements are now commonplace across the business hubs of Manila, where Chinese gaming firms are capitalizing on the Philippines' liberal gaming environment and an insatiable appetite for gambling in China, which forbids all types of betting.

Total solar eclipse to cast a shadow on South America
Upi.com - 2019-07-02
July 2 (UPI) --For a few hours on Tuesday, across a small portion of the Southern Hemisphere, the sun will disappear behind the moon. During the total solar eclipse, the moon's shadow will darken parts of the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina. For those ...

BREAK: Carpio inhibits from West PH Sea case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio inhibited from the petition calling for the government to protect marine resources in the West Philippine Sea.

Peso likely to end 2019 at P52.10:$1 -- Fitch unit
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The strengthening of the Philippine peso may slow down over the near term as benefits from external tailwinds fade, although the local unit is somewhat insulated in the event of an aggressive sell-off in the emerging market space ...

Pulong Duterte considers joining speakership race
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- After denying that he will run for Speaker, Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte now says that he is considering vying for the top post in the ...

Duterte-Xi fishing deal verbal -- Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
Gen. Oscar Albayalde, the Philippine National Police chief, on Monday said he would obey a presidential order for the arrests, but stressed that there should be investigations first. Told that ...

PAGASA: 2-3 tropical cyclones expected in July
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines may experience two to three tropical cyclones in the month of July, state weather bureau PAGASA said Monday. In its 5 a.m. advisory on Tropical Depression Egay, PAGASA said two to three tropical cyclones may enter ...

Amid massive buildup, Philippines banks breach P2-T capitalization mark
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The capitalization of Philippine banks breached the P2 trillion level last year amid the capital build-up undertaken by industry players in anticipation of faster credit growth, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said in a report.

Water level in Angat Dam rises again by more than a meter
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
The state weather bureau, however, still advised those reeling from the water shortage to conserve as much water as they can, as it is expecting a monsoon break by midweek that will usher in ...

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos' $38 billion divorce settlement is expected soon
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-02
(CNN) -- Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos' divorce settlement is expected any day now. The couple announced their divorce in January after 25 years of marriage and four children. As part of the ...

Spotify will no longer let artists upload their own music
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-02
(CNN) -- After a brief experiment, Spotify will no longer let artists upload their music directly to its platform. On Monday, Spotify announced it was ending a beta program that allowed artists ...

Angat Dam rises slightly above critical level
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- Angat Dam is back above the 160 meter-critical mark after two days of rain bringing slight increases to its water supply. In the latest update from the ...

China refuses to have third party in boat sinking probe - Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philipppines -- China has rejected the participation of a third party in an investigation of the June 9 sinking of a Philippine fishing boat in the heavily disputed South China Sea after ...

GSC Corporate Tower to benefit from new bridge
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-02
LEECHIU Property Consultants (LPC) said it expects demand for office projects near Kalayaan Avenue in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to rise once the new four-lane bridge connecting it to Ortigas Center will open by 2020. In a statement, LPC noted projects in ...

DOF: Election results proof tax reform was fair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
Proposed tax reforms falling under packages 3 and 4 were aimed at making property valuation and taxation of capital income and financial services simpler, fairer and more efficient.

Filinvest unit, Phividec locator sign power supply deal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
FDC Misamis Power Corp. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a power supply deal with HEAD International Holding GmbH, the Austria-based manufacturer and marketer of premium sports equipment ...

Gordon sat on human rights bills, says De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Detained Sen. Leila de Lima on Monday expressed disappointment that the Senate committee headed by Sen. Richard Gordon failed to act on the measures she had filed aimed at ...

Robredo had hoped for better ties with Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- As the Duterte administration marked the halfway point of its six-year term, Vice President Leni Robredo said she had hoped for a better working relationship with the ...

Pernia: PH to generate $30B in FDI a year if foreign caps removed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
Removing foreign caps on investment, retail trade and public utilities will allow the Philippines to generate up to $30 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) a year, according to the country ...

Minimal impact seen from US-China trade row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
The Department of Finance said that the US-China trade war had not made it "easy" for the Philippines, but expressed confidence that the country could withstand the impact. Finance Secretary ...

Stocks continue rise on local buying
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
One notable gainer outside the PSEi was Premier Horizon, which surged by 9.64 percent. Century Properties Group also firmed up by 3.28 percent. The group is diversifying to new residential ...

The economy must serve the people and not vice versa!
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-01
EITSC and its partners will continue to push for a business environment that takes care of the three pillars: profit, planet and people. In other words, we will continue to cover this important ...

What Are The Biggest Regulatory Issues Facing The Tech Industry Today?
Forbes - 2019-07-01
What are the key regulatory issues facing the tech industry today? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Andrew Wolfe, CEO of Skiplist, on ...

The Top Tech IPOs In 2019 Have Been Started By Immigrants
Forbes - 2019-07-01
It turns out 2019 is the year of the tech IPO (initial public offering). Several high-profile U.S. technology companies have already become listed on stock exchanges and more are expected. What has received less attention is that four of the five top tech ...

Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Linked To Increased Mortality
Medscape - 2019-07-01
OSLO, Norway -- More evidence is linking use of antipsychotics to an increased mortality risk in patients with dementia. In a Danish registry study of almost 33,000 patients with dementia, those who received an antipsychotic drug had a 35% increased risk ...

Poll: Grandparents not keeping medications secure around grandkids
Upi.com - 2019-07-01
July 1 (UPI) --Many seniors aren't safely securing their medications to keep them away from grandchildren, new findings show. About 86 percent of grandparents put their medication in the same spot when their grandchildren come over to visit, making it ...

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