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French farmers seek a pistachio bonanza
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
Pistachios are a staple of the vaunted French aperitif, but the nuts come from thousands of miles away, a situation a handful of farmers in the southern Provence region hope to change. Although ...

200 cops to secure San Juan festival
philstar.com - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 200 police officers will be deployed to secure the celebration of the 16th "Wattah Wattah" Festival in San Juan City today. Members of the city police force and the District Public Safety Batallion of the Eastern Police ...

Petron raises ?20B from sale of preferred shares
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 24) -- Major oil firm Petron Corp. raised ?20 billion from its fresh offering of preferred shares, it announced on Monday. The listed company said in a ...

Duque sued for graft, plunder over PhilHealth rental issue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque has been slapped with graft and plunder complaints for allegedly allowing a Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) provincial ...

Bulacan cops probe harassment of members of media
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bulacan Police Provincial Office is investigating the reported harassment of the members of media in the town of Norzagaray, Col. Chito Bersaluna said on Monday.

Drilon: Independent body should probe Recto Bank incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Instead of a joint probe with China, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon suggested an independent body to look into the Recto Bank incident last June 9. "What I will ...

LPA off Aurora may become tropical depression in 48 hours - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- A low-pressure area (LPA) off Aurora province is likely to intensify into a tropical depression within 48 hours. The LPA will be locally named "Dodong" if it turns into ...

De Lima fears whitewash in boat ramming incident joint probe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines - The planned joint investigation on the sinking of a Philippine-registered fishing boat in Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea by a Chinese vessel would just be an ...

Astronauts, not robots, essential to getting answers on the moon
Upi.com - 2019-06-24
June 24 (UPI) --The scientific legacy of the Apollo program, including the first manned mission to the moon, is considerable. But 50 years later, there's a lot lunar scientists still aren't sure of -- questions unanswered and models in need of tweaks.

Cannabis-related companies hit brick wall on social media
Upi.com - 2019-06-24
June 24 (UPI) --Cannabis and industrial hemp companies that are legal in many states are finding an uneven terrain online when they attempt to promote their businesses or sell products over the internet. The online world of cannabis hosts a universe of ...

At least 9 hurt in collapse of covered court at Zamboanga City school
philstar.com - 2019-06-24
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The roof of a covered court in a remote barangay Zamboanga City that was being used as a temporary classroom collapsed Monday morning, leaving nine students injured. School and village officials said the covered court at the ...

Asian shares waver ahead of Trump-Xi meet at Osaka G-20
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
BANGKOK - Shares were wavering in Asia on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for ...

DoubleDragon steps up Hotel 101 offering
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines - Property developer DoubleDoubleDragon Properties Corp. has intensified the offering of P16.1 billion worth of real estate inventory under its condotel-for-sale business ...

LPA off Aurora likely to become tropical depression within 48 hours
philstar.com - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- A low pressure area off the waters of Aurora may develop into a tropical depression within 48 hours, state weather bureau PAGASA said late Monday morning. The LPA was last seen 760 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora. The weather ...

Yes, Snoop Dogg won the gospel category at the BET Awards
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-24
(CNN) -- You read that headline correctly. Rapper/actor and the high priest of 4/20 Snoop Dogg was awarded the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Sunday night at the BET Awards.

Unlocking the full potential of artificial intelligence in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
It was a year ago when we at Microsoft claimed that 2018 would be the year of artificial intelligence (AI). Indeed, 2018 was a remarkable year for AI where we witnessed this game-changing ...

BOI eyes perk to spur demand for local goods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
BOI Managing Head and Trade Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo estimated that for every dollar in exports, local added value--mainly labor--only accounted for 25 cents. "There is a big multiplier ...

Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
They were trapped for 12 hours before rescuers found them. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said 30 workers were at the site when the building collapsed, but Nhor Chandeun said there ...

Recto Bank incident: Gem-Vir or Gem-Ver?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
SAN JOSE, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines -- The Philippine fishing boat that was hit and sunk by a Chinese trawler at Recto Bank on the night of June 9 was originally named "Gem-Vir," which ...

Pagasa: Brace for LPA-induced rains, thunderstorms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines - A trough of a low pressure area (LPA) will bring rains to Metro Manila and other parts of the country, the state weather bureau said Monday. Aside from Metro Manila ...

Manila: The land of many opportunities
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-24
Health facilities in Manila are among the best in the region. The city government maintains numerous health centers, as well as the Philippine General Hospital, San Lazaro Hospital, Fabella ...

House to probe Metro water shortage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives is opening its oversight hearing on the water shortage in Metro Manila on Tuesday as the metropolis remains parched despite the onset of the ...

Lightning alert delays Naia flights
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced that the state weather bureau issued a red lightning alert at 12:30 a.m. This was lowered to yellow lightning alert at 1 ...

Invest in people to improve economy, Duterte urges Asean
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
BANGKOK, Thailand -- President Rodrigo Duterte has called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to invest in its peoples as members of the regional bloc work to improve their ...

Con artists duped 2.2M victims of P66B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Con artists behind eight massive investment rip-offs in the country had been able to gyp about P66 billion from 2.2 million of their unsuspecting victims in nearly two ...

Waging a war!
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-23
When Tata Motors, an Indian company that specialized in cheap cars, acquired the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) luxury brand more than 10 years ago, business insiders were not as optimistic since the ...

NFA exceeds palay procurement targets, prepares for lean months
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
The National Food Authority (NFA) has already surpassed its palay procurement target for the first half of 2019 with more than five million bags bought since January, its newly installed ...

Oil industry players seek clear-cut rules on fuel marking system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
Early this month, the DOF presented for public consultation the draft joint circular it would issue together with the Bureaus of Customs (BOC) and of Internal Revenue (BIR) to fully implement fuel ...

Cop loses gun, cash to robber
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- A policeman lost his service firearm and cash to an Akyat Bahay gang member who broke into his rented apartment in Lower Bicutan, Taguig City on Saturday. Cpl. Mark-Hil Estrada, 27, assigned with the National Capital Region Police ...

Boracay bridge OPS to be awarded soon -- DPWH
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The awarding of ... on the sidelines of the ocular inspection of the first segment of the C5 Southlink project. San Miguel Corp., through its infrastructure arm San Miguel Holdings Corp., earlier submitted an unsolicited proposal ...

On sustainable island tourism
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
Go Negosyo, led by its founder and presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion and the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Philippines in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) together ...

Foreign investments to benefit bank industry
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The entry of foreign investors in Philippine banks may usher the inflow of more foreign direct investments (FDIs) and employment opportunities in the country, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno ...

Rains expected as LPA enters PAR
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
Alfredo Quiblat, Jr., chief of PAGASA-Visayas, said Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas will experience light to moderate rains as the weather disturbance draws closer to the country. At 3 a.m. yesterday, the LPA was spotted 890 kilometers East-Northeast ...

Pagcor warns POGO to pay proper taxes
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has warned offshore gaming operators to comply with government regulations and pay proper taxes, especially with the government intensifying its monitoring and enforcement measures.

Leadership in the eyes of accountants
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-23
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Leadership in the eyes of accountants
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-23
especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general. These can be e-mailed to [email protected].

Verified Organic, Treum launch Ethereum blockchain solution for organic hemp production
YAHOO! - 2019-06-23
Verified Organic has kicked off the first phase of a project that tracks organic hemp production for Integrated CBD from seed to sale, using the Ethereum blockchain. This has launched in ...

Huawei 'Slams FedEx Vendetta' After Courier Refuses To Deliver P30 Phone To U.S.
Forbes - 2019-06-23
The smartphone in question had been sent by the U.K. office of PCMag to U.S. colleagues. The note attached to the returned parcel was unambiguous: "Parcel returned by FedEx due to U.S. Government with Huawei and China Government--return to sender.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory network was hacked by targeting a Raspberry Pi that wasn't supposed to be connected to it
Business Insider - 2019-06-23
A hacker accessed a NASA lab's network in April 2018, by targeting an unauthorized Raspberry Pi, a pocket-sized computer that connects to the Internet. During the April 2018 attack, the hacker stole about 500 megabytes of data from 23 files, two of which ...

22 arrested for drugs in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Twenty-two persons were apprehended in separate anti-narcotics operations in Quezon City over the weekend. Four drug suspects allegedly yielded around P50,000 worth of shabu during a sting near a fast food chain along Don Antonio ...

Senate committee on energy to review EPIRA
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate committee on energy plans to review the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) and introduce supporting bills through the Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) since electricity prices have yet to go ...

Cashalo eyeing to expand client base
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Cashalo, the fintech joint venture of Gokongwei-owned JG Summit Holdings Inc. and Hong Kong-based Oriente, is targeting to help more Filipinos after already breaching the one million client mark. Cashalo has already helped over 1.3 ...

DTI, Asean working to conclude RCEP
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), along with other trade agencies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), is committed to push for the conclusion of the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic ...

Microsoft Plans Foldable Dual-Screen Surface, Will Run Android Apps, Says IHS Markit
Forbes - 2019-06-23
Microsoft is planning small foldable Surface due the first half of next year, a market research firm said. The foldable Surface is expected to have two 9-inch screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio, Jeff Lin, Associate Director, Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit ...

PSEi may climb past 8,000 level this week
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine stock market may try to climb past the 8,000 mark again this week. "The next resistance now comes in at 8,150 which has been the dreaded support since hitting that level back in January," said Christopher Mangun ...

Customs probe on POM smuggling finished
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), including a former district collector at the Port of Manila (POM), are in hot water for alleged technical smuggling, which resulted in revenue losses for the government. An investigation ...

Family of 6 die in Caloocan fire
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- A family of six died when a fire broke out at their house in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City before dawn yesterday. Arson probers said the fire was caused by a candle that was left unattended at past 2 a.m. Authorities identified the ...

Microsoft bans its employees from using Slack, Google Docs, and more
Mashable - 2019-06-23
Keeping your company's data safe can be tricky when your competitors are begging you to put all your conversations, projects, and hard work right into the palms of their hands. To make sure its ...

Right time to invest in Metro Manila property?
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-23
A part from being an economist and columnist for this paper, I am also a business owner of a medium-sized food group and a country head of an American multi-national firm. Like many involved in the food business and investments, 2017 and 2018 were good ...

Apple says go to Best Buy for repairs. A Best Buy salesman gave me the bad news
ZDNet - 2019-06-23
I can be moved by an exciting headline. So when I read this one, all the hairs of my beard swayed in perfect unison. It read: "Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service." Yes, this was written by Apple and it offered deeply exciting news ...

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