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Hong Kong protests raise alarm special freedoms are fading
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-28
British rule did not bequeath them democracy, but it laid the foundations for strong civic institutions, schools, health care--as well as a laissez faire trading regime dominated by business ...

Xiaomi joins the pop-up party
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-28
Logitech Rally is compatible with almost any videoconferencing service, such as Microsoft Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, BlueJeans and more. Logitech is also ...

BIR amends criteria for top withholding agents
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has modified its criteria for the classification of the top withholding agents, in line with the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. This is based on Revenue Regulations 7-2019 ...

SN Aboitiz switches on 1st floating solar project
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
RAMON, Isabela, Philippines -- SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP), the joint venture of SN Power of Norway and Aboitiz Power Corp., switched on its first 200-kilowatt (kw) floating solar project over Magat Dam yesterday, with plans to expand it with another 20 ...

Toxic skin whiteners sold in Mindanao -- environment group
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- An environmental watchdog has alerted local government officials on the sale of mercury-laden skin whiteners in at least seven cities in Mindanao. The EcoWaste Coalition said test buys of skin whiteners from June 14 to 17 in Cagayan ...

Policewoman hit by truck dies; driver nabbed
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A motorcycle-riding policewoman died when a hydraulic truck mixer sideswiped her in Pasig City on Thursday. Cpl. Arvi Jenifer Dagus Leaño, 33, died at the scene from head and body injuries. Responding traffic policemen arrested the ...

Pasig jail visitor caught with shabu
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Police arrested a woman on Thursday after she allegedly attempted to sneak shabu into the Pasig City jail where her partner is being held on drug charges. Maria Fe. Soria yielded four sachets of shabu, according to jail warden Lt.

P23 M seized from firm tagged in investment scam
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- More than P23 million in cash was seized on Wednesday from a firm alleged to be involved in an investment scam in Agusan del Norte. The money, log books and documents were recovered from the alleged safehouse of FRX Rice Trading in ...

5 dead, 11 hurt in AFP camp suicide bombing
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Five persons were killed, three of them soldiers, and 11 other government troopers were wounded in a bomb attack on a military camp in Indanan, Sulu yesterday. Maj. Arvin John Encinas, spokesman for the Western Mindanao ...

Disease Watch: What Global Travelers Should Know In Summer 2019
NPR - 2019-06-28
The Dominican Republic's reputation for Instagrammable beaches and bargain all-inclusive resorts is being eclipsed by reports of tourist deaths. At least eight Americans have died on the Caribbean island this year, including one just this week. The FBI is ...

The Gap Between Rich And Poor Americans' Health Is Widening
NPR - 2019-06-28
Income inequality has grown over the last several decades in the U.S. And as the gap between rich and poor yawns, so does the gap in their health outcomes, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open Friday. The study drew from annual health survey ...

Woman, daughter die in Quezon City fire
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A mother and her daughter died after they were trapped in their burning house in Quezon City on Thursday night. Arson probers identified the fatalities as Julieta Bulaon, 70, and her daughter Marisa Leano, 39. The bodies of Bulaon ...

Deloitte Consulting partners with local schools to boost its I.T. talent
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-28
"Our business plans are expanding rapidly in Asia Pacific, and in order to cater to this growth, we needed a delivery arm to serve our clients in this part of the world," said Jeff Jord ...

Infra spending reaches 5.5% of GDP in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
These include Package 2, which aims to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and modernize the fiscal incentives system; Package 3, which seeks reforms in the property valuation system; and Package 4, which rationalizes capital income taxation.

NCR placed on full alert status after Sulu blasts
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- Police placed Metro Manila under full alert status Friday following twin blasts in Sulu that killed five people including two suspected suicide bombers.

Index dips below 8,000 as traders take profits
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market headed into the weekend on a sour note as investors decided yesterday to take profits. The Philippine Stock Exchange index dropped by 0.72 percent, or 57.93 points, to close at 7,999.71. The broader All Shares index ...

At least 8 dead in NLEX bus accident, 8 injured
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- At least eight people died in a bus accident Friday evening at a major thoroughfare. A passenger bus flipped on its side at the North Luzon Expressway ...

Soldiers now qualified for hazard pay for duty in Sulu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Soldiers deployed to Sulu, one of the most conflict-ridden areas in the country, would now start getting hazard pay on top of their salaries. Vice Admiral Gaudencio Collado ...

Metro Pacific Hospital makes tender offer for shares in Makati Medical owner
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
METRO Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. (MPHHI) has made an offer to buy P2.261 billion worth of shares from Medical Doctors Inc. (MDI) to boost its stake in the latter to 49.9%. "MPHHI has offered to acquire up to 563,000 outstanding common shares of MDI ...

Jollibee targets 50% revenue share from foreign stores in 5-7 years
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
JFC Holdings Corp., which controls the Jollibee fast food chain, said it hopes to achieve a 50/50 mix between foreign and domestic store revenue in five to seven years, noting that growth rates are stronger at its overseas locations. "Overall, if you ...

DoF says business sector keen on tax reform bills to be refiled with new Congress
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
THE Department of Finance (DoF) said it will re-file with the 18 th Congress bills that form part of second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), which seeks to rationalize fiscal incentives and lower corporate income tax. "The business ...

Century Properties sets capex at P30-B for next 3 years
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
CENTURY Properties Group, Inc. (CPG) is setting aside P30 billion for capital expenditure (capex) over the next three years to fund its expansion plans and to complete ongoing projects. CPG Chairman Jose E.B. Antonio announced the capex plans at the ...

Senator, Jesus Is Lord heir, blamed for LGBT rights bill delay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines--Sen. Joel Villanueva, son of a born again Christian group leader, is the obstacle that stands in the way of the passage by the Senate of a bill protecting the rights of gays ...

MWSS used P23M from Angat Dam project to pay another loan -- COA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines - The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has used the P23.75 million balance from an Angat Dam project to settle other obligations, the Commission on Audit ...

SolGen wants Carpio out of West Philippine Sea case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Friday called on the Supreme Court to inhibit Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio from participating in the petition urging ...

Pepsi sees improved sales volume this year
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) is looking to post better sales volume this year as the market has adjusted to the higher taxes imposed on sweetened beverages. Allan Frias II, senior vice president for operations at ...

Declare law on Palawan split unconstitutional, Supreme Court asked
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY -- A citizens group asked the Supreme Court this week to declare unconstitutional the law that split Palawan into three smaller provinces. The 28-page petition signed by ...

Cop accidentally shoots wife, daughter while about to clean gun
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A police officer who was unloading his pistol accidentally shot his wife and daughter on Friday in Tondo, Manila. The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Police Corporal ...

5 killed, 9 wounded in Sulu blast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Five people, including three soldiers, were killed while nine others were wounded in an explosion in the vicinity of a military camp in Indanan, Sulu, the military said Friday.

Philippines in climate change talks
Journal - 2019-06-28
It has to be built on a foundation of solidarity ... for example, the Philippines tapped the expertise of the Philippine Medical Association, the Philippine Hospitals Association, and the Philippine College of Physicians," he said.

Palace downplays Xi's remark vs. West PH Sea drilling as 'friendly advice'
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- When Chinese President Xi Jinping asked President Rodrigo Duterte not to drill for oil in the West Philippine Sea or there could be "trouble," it was ...

Ombudsman wants to drop graft, usurpation raps vs Aquino over Mamasapano
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- The Office of the Ombudsman moved to withdraw the graft and usurpation raps against former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III in connection with ...

Lower inflation expected in June -- BSP
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- Inflation may have eased further in June, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Friday. As food prices continue to stabilize, the BSP expects ...

Duterte reiterates Xi warning: PH exploring oil in WPS spells trouble
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has again brought up the warning of Chinese President Xi Jinping that "trouble" would erupt if the Philippines would undertake oil ...

Apple's departed: Here's everyone who's left Apple recently
Business Insider - 2019-06-28
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: "..

Duterte not afraid of impeach try, Palace says amid his threat to jail filers
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to jail those who will try to impeach him was made not out of fear but out of dismay with criticisms against him ...

Lawmakers see House supermajority cracking over speakership race
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- The supermajority composed of allies of President Rodrigo Duterte in the House of Representatives is bound to fracture over the speakership race, with ...

Duterte proposal for speakership term-sharing dims
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- In the race for House Speaker, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he greenlighted the proposed arrangement between Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano ...

Filipino-Chinese group says Recto Bank incident a non-issue in China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines--The ramming of a Filipino fishing boat near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea has not become an issue for China, the President of a group of Filipino-Chinese businessmen ...

DA issues temporary ban on pigs, pork products from North Korea
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on pigs and pork products from North Korea in a bid to prevent local pigs from being ...

Why the Philippines is the place to be for social enterprises
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
Academic institutions are slowly starting to incorporate social entrepreneurship into their curriculum. Many universities around the Philippines, including the UP schools ... social enterprises to thrive--the technology, the community, and the industry ...

Five startups to kickstart your zero waste habit
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
The Philippines is at the "center of the center" of biodiversity, with the highest number of species per unit area in the world according to the Foundation for the Philippine Environment. But all that natural beauty is quickly declining, due largely to ...

Dispatches from the Future
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
Ateneo de La Union University. FEU-Cebu. UST-Bacolod. Families from surrounding regions no longer had to look all the way to places like Manila or Davao for quality education. There was always a new satellite campus ... bike off the main road, towards ...

Crocodiles were once vegetarians, but it was just a phase
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
WASHINGTON, United States -- Crocodiles are sometimes described as living fossils for their close resemblance to their forebears who roamed the Earth during the age of the dinosaurs. But if you happened to find yourself a time machine that sent you back ...

Piñol: Less comments from me from now on
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- Resigned Agriculture chief Manny Piñol said he would not offer any more comments on his offer to leave office. In a post on social media Friday, Piñol ...

Duterte dares U.S., other nations to join Philippines in taking back Spratlys
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte dared the United States and other nations to join the Philippines in reclaiming the disputed Spratly Islands. [Translation: I ...

China says there could be 'trouble' if oil explorations in West PH Sea proceed -- Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte revealed he was warned by Chinese President Xi Jinping that Philippine oil explorations in the West Philippine Sea "could mean ...

Duterte on allowing China to fish in PH EEZ: If you try to impeach me, I will jail you
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail those who will attempt to impeach him over the Chinese fishing in Philippine waters. "I-impeach ako?

Duterte: If you try to impeach me, I will jail you
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail those who will attempt to impeach him over the Chinese fishing in Philippine waters. Constitutional expert ...

Pagasa: LPA to bring rains over parts of Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The low-pressure area being monitored by the state weather bureau has entered the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday evening and will bring rains over parts of ...

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