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35 'illegal' Chinese workers arrested in Parañaque construction site
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested 35 Chinese nationals working at a construction site in Parañaque City despite the government's policy ...

The fishkill phenomenon
philstar.com - 2019-06-20
One of the reasons for fishkill is linked to climatic conditions where weather effects in a locality like the Taal Lake region result in water conditions that are inimical to fish. In 2014, the report of a multidisciplinary group of scientists under the ...

35 illegal Chinese construction workers arrested, to be deported
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
MANILA, Philippines - Thirty-five illegal Chinese workers will be deported and barred from reentering the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday. "We will initiate ...

DOTr to impose tougher sanctions on airlines misusing airport slots
philstar.com - 2019-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Airline operators at Ninoy Aquino International Airport found misusing their airport slots will face tougher sanctions, the Department of Transportation said Thursday. In a statement, the DOTr said transport authorities signed joint ...

4 cops nabbed for drinking, gambling in public
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Four police officers were arrested by the Philippine National Police - Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) after they were spotted consuming liquor and ...

Duterte did not downplay Recto Bank ramming incident -- Yasay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
MANILA, Philippines - When President Rodrigo Duterte described the ramming of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel at the Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea as a "little maritime ...

Fed opens door to rate cut amid growing 'uncertainties'
philstar.com - 2019-06-20
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve opened the door to an interest rate cut on Wednesday, vowing to act to keep the economy growing as uncertainties about trade and other issues mount. US Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell said trade friction and slowing ...

Fed keeps interest rates steady, but signals potential rate cuts in 2019 as pressure mounts
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-20
(CNN) -- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held rates steady but raised the prospect for two potential rates cuts this year, as policy makers continue to weigh the right time to act amid concerns ...

Glitch hounds MRT-3 operations anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
MANILA, Philippines - Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) passengers were inconvenienced anew Thursday morning when a south-bound train encountered a glitch in Makati City. In an advisory, the MRT ...

Meralco awarded as Top Performer at ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) Recognition Ceremony 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
In recognition of its commitment towards good corporate governance and responsible management practices, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) was named Top Performing Philippine publicly listed ...

Term deposit rates mixed ahead of BSP meeting
philstar.com - 2019-06-20
Term deposits yesterday fetched mixed results ahead of the rate-setting meeting of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as liquidity conditions normalize after the successful fund raising activity by the national government.

Meralco receives four-arrow recognition at ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) Recognition Ceremony 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-20
Ray C. Espinosa (Center). In recognition of its commitment towards good corporate governance and responsible management practices, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) was named Top Performing Philippine publicly listed company under the ASEAN Corporate ...

AUB conferred with Asean Golden Arrow
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-19
AUB directors, the management and employees highly support corporate governance and accept it as a crucial part of sound business management, enabling them to perform better. Working steadily as a ...

Excise awaits entry of popular Juul e-cigarettes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-19
The e-cigarettes to be sold in the Philippines by leading US manufacturer JUUL Labs through Gokongwei-led JG Summit would be subjected to regulations and excise, Finance Secretary Carlos G.

Koreans Top Initial Quality Study, But Tech Still Drives Owners Crazy
Forbes - 2019-06-19
An unexpected repeat leader, overall quality stagnation and infotainment systems driving customers crazy were all highlights of the J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Study released Thursday. The study looks at problems per 100 model year 2019 vehicles ...

Breaking the shackles of poverty
philstar.com - 2019-06-19
Aside from being an advocacy that supports the development of micro and small entrepreneurs, I believe that Go Negosyo is a storyteller, a narrator of inspiring and empowering success stories of many entrepreneurs. For the past 14 years, Go Negosyo has ...

5-month BOP surplus hits 8-year high at $5.2 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-19
"This will enhance the attractiveness of the country as an investment destination by further improving the local business environment and reducing the cost of doing business," Diokno added.

When Slack goes public, it's poised be another home run for VC firm Accel as it continues a big winning streak
Business Insider - 2019-06-19
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Huawei's future is in peril as its problems mount in wake of US crackdown
Business Insider - 2019-06-19
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What To Expect From Texas Instruments Over The Next Two Years?
Forbes - 2019-06-19
Semiconductor bellwether Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) has been contending with declining revenues in recent quarters, amid cooling demand for its products in many end-markets, and the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. In this analysis, we take ...

A sex toy company plans to sue MTA over banned ads
Mashable - 2019-06-19
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 ...

California Vaccine Bill Amended to Appease Governor
Medscape - 2019-06-19
A California lawmaker on Tuesday made substantial changes to his contentious vaccine bill after Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials raised concerns that the measure was too strict and gave too much power to bureaucrats to decide which children ...

Female drivers for Uber and Lyft say sexual harassment is the norm -- and getting help from the companies isn't easy
Business Insider - 2019-06-19
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More than 100 children in India have died this month from a mysterious 'brain fever'
Business Insider - 2019-06-19
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Pinoy crew of oil tankers attacked in Oman safe
philstar.com - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Filipino crewmembers of two oil tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman are safe, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said there were no reports of casualties ...

I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers
NPR - 2019-06-19
The world's glaciers are melting faster than before, but it still takes decades to see changes that are happening at a glacial pace. To look back in time, researchers are turning to a once-secret source: spy satellite imagery from the 1970s and 1980s, now ...

Nuclear weapons and Iran's uranium -- 4 things to know about one of the Iran deal's most important elements
Business Insider - 2019-06-19
Editor's note: Iranian leaders have threatened to withdraw from a 2015 agreement that limits their nation's nuclear activities. Under the deal, the United States and five other world powers lifted economic sanctions they had imposed to prevent Iran from ...

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes
The New York Times - 2019-06-19
Rotavirus disease is a highly contagious virus that can cause severe illness and death in infants and young children, but there is a vaccine that is highly effective in preventing it. A large new study confirms previous research suggesting that the vaccine ...

Open Invention Network, the Linux-based patent non-aggression community, exceeds 3,000 licensees
ZDNet - 2019-06-19
Some businesses, such as pharmaceuticals, still spend enormous amounts of time and money on intellectual property (IP) fights. Thanks to the Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, Linux and related open-source ...

U.S. proposes rules that could cause faster destruction of national forests
Upi.com - 2019-06-19
DENVER, June 19 (UPI) --U.S. environmental groups are sounding the alarm that one of the oldest environmental laws in the United States is being weakened on multiple fronts by the Trump administration. The U.S. Forest Service last week proposed changes to ...

Fans mock home team
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-19
SALVADOR, Brazil--For the second straight time in the Copa America at home, Brazil was jeered by its fans. The hosts followed a lackluster win over Bolivia with a scoreless draw against Venezuela ...

Is Medicare Shared Savings Plan Working? Researchers at Odds
Medscape - 2019-06-19
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) have been credited with modest savings, but new research suggests the savings may be lower if it comes not from better care management but because the biggest-spending ...

Rising Temperatures Ravage the Himalayas, Rapidly Shrinking Its Glaciers
The New York Times - 2019-06-19
Climate change is "eating" the glaciers of the Himalayas, posing a grave threat to hundreds of millions of people who live downstream, a study based on 40 years of satellite data has shown. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances ...

Philippines government partners with blockchain company
YAHOO! - 2019-06-19
The Philippines Department of Information and ... DICT hopes the use of blockchain tech will facilitate business and help it with cybersecurity. Monsoon will provide DICT with "complimentary ...

YouTube partners with Universal to upgrade nearly 1,000 classic music videos to HD
TechCrunch - 2019-06-19
YouTube has teamed up with Universal Music Group to remaster nearly a thousand classic music videos, the companies announced today, including those from from Billy Idol, Beastie Boys, Boyz II Men ...

Woman cut in half in Quiapo road crash
philstar.com - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman was cut in half after being run over by a 14-wheeler truck in Quiapo, Manila yesterday morning. Ederlyn Buclares, 34, was thrown off a Honda motorcycle driven by her companion, Julius Tevara, after they were struck by a ...

EPD chief relieved for assaulting policewoman
philstar.com - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The director of the Eastern Police District (EPD) was sacked from his post yesterday for alleged physical and verbal abuse of a policewoman. EPD director Brig. Gen. Christopher Tambungan was relieved by Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar ...

PNP: 208 Metro Manila barangays affected by drugs
philstar.com - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 12 percent of barangays in Metro Manila are seriously affected by illegal drugs, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported yesterday. Records from the PNP Directorate for Operations showed that 208 or 12.16 percent of ...

Mobile number transfer starts next year -- DICT
philstar.com - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The actual rollout of the mobile number portability scheme will begin early next year as telcos will be given six months to comply with the new law, the head of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said.

REITs to boost hotel development -- Colliers
philstar.com - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The offering of real estate investment trust (REITs) for hotels could spur the development of more hotels in the country and address growing demand due to the continued increase in tourist arrivals, a property services firm said.

BOP posts surplus for 7th straight month
philstar.com - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines continued to register strong inflows resulting to a surplus in the balance of payments (BOP) position for the seventh straight month with $928 million in May, reversing the $583 million deficit booked in the same ...

Qatar Airways inaugurates direct Davao-Doha flight
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-19
The company said it would serve this route once a week with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, which has 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. It said its direct flight between Davao ...

Eating yogurt may reduce risk of colon cancer in men, study says
Upi.com - 2019-06-19
Yogurt is a healthy food, and it may also be a cancer fighter, a new study suggests. Men who had two or more servings of yogurt a week had a 26 percent lower risk of developing precancerous growths in their colon, a new study reports. Researchers didn't ...

K-Pop superstars BTS and retailer Uniqlo team up for playful T-shirt range
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-19
(CNN) -- Uniqlo has teamed up with K-Pop sensations BTS to release a range of T-shirts. The range, which will hit stores this week, includes designs featuring the group's BT21 characters ...

3 Country Funds That Should Benefit From Trade Wars
Investopedia - 2019-06-19
The Nikkei Asian Review illustrated the high stakes at play for ... However, funds tracking the markets in Philippines, Vietnam, and other localities that might benefit from a manufacturing exodus have slumped in recent months, even though trade talks ...

US Navy expert: Tanker attack mine resembles Iranian mines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-19
U.S. NAVY 5TH FLEET BASE NEAR FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates -- The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance ...

Ramming of PH vessel intentional or accident? Boat captain now unsure
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Far from a fishing boat captain who was so certain that their boat was deliberately rammed by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea, Junel Insigne, after meeting ...

Government urged to phase in teacher pay hike
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-19
the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, the Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Business for Education. The groups said the government also has other ...

From foundation to innovation
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-19
While organizations institute controls to minimize these risks ... timely and adaptable? How are tools, technology, and methodology aligned with the overall data strategy to support organizational growth? These are just some among the list of many ...

Cebu Pacific buys 31 new aircraft
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 19) -- Cebu Pacific has ordered 31 new aircraft from Airbus to upgrade its fleet. The budget carrier made the announcement as company executives attended the ...

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