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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 ...

Ocean swimming causes skin changes: Study
Upi.com - 2019-06-23
The population of bacteria on your skin changes when you swim in the ocean, potentially increasing your risk of infection, researchers report. They collected samples of skin bacteria from the legs of nine people before they took a 10-minute swim in the ...

Heart disease is lasting threat to breast cancer survivors
Upi.com - 2019-06-23
Postmenopausal women who survive breast cancer may have a higher risk for developing heart disease, a new study says. Heart problems can appear more than five years after radiation treatment for breast cancer, and the added risk persists for as much as 30 ...

Man urinates from bridge onto tourist boat; passengers injured
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
Several people were injured after a man urinated off a bridge and onto a tourist boat, causing the passengers to jump and hit their heads under the bridge in Berlin, Germany. The incident happened ...

Duterte 'disappointed' with slow pace of negotiations for a Code of Conduct in South China Sea - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte expressed concern and disappointment with the delay in talks for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea when he faced other ...

LP senators slam PH-China joint probe into Recto Bank incident
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- Opposition senators from the Liberal Party have lambasted the Philippines and China's planned joint investigation into the boat allision at Recto Bank.

Biology major from Ilocos Sur is UP Baguio's second summa cum laude grad
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
Five other students will graduate as magna cum laude on Monday at the CAP Trade and Cultural Center at Camp John Hay before Supreme Court ... He graduated with honors from the Saint Joseph Institute in 2011 and was valedictorian in the Special Science ...

1 killed, six nabbed in Nueva Ecija drug busts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
GUIMBA, Nueva Ecija - Police shot dead a drug suspect and arrested six others in a separate anti-drug operations here on Saturday. Police Lt. Col. Salvador Destura, Guimba police chief, said ...

Government told to nix privatization of water services
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines - Party-list group Bayan Muna on Sunday slammed water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad anew over "massive water service interruptions" in Metro Manila and nearby ...

Thai soccer team marks cave ordeal anniversary with run
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
MAE SAI, Thailand - A year after they became trapped in a flooded cave at the start of a two-week ordeal, some of the 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach marked the anniversary of the ...

Hong Kong lawmaker to raise barring of PH ex-officials to Legislative Council
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- After a second former Philippine government official was barred from entering Hong Kong, a lawmaker of the semi-autonomous city will raise the issue ...

Water department not yet a priority amid supply shortage, says solon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
It could come siguro at a later time," he added. The state weather bureau on Sunday reported that the water level at Angat Dam further dipped below the critical level to dipped to 159.43 meters.

Duterte to Asean: Hold countries responsible for climate change accountable
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
BANGKOK -- President Duterte urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to hold accountable the countries that contribute the most to climate change, especially since the region ...

Doctors Learn The Nuts And Bolts Of Robotic Surgery
NPR - 2019-06-23
Across the country, surgeons are learning to use more than just scalpels and forceps. In the past decade, a growing number of medical institutions have invested in the da Vinci robot, the most common device used to perform robot-assisted, or robotic, surgery.

BI reshuffles Naia anti-trafficking personnel, eyes improved services
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines - Bureau of Immigration - Port Operations Division chief Grifton Medina on Sunday announced the reshuffling of 96 immigration intelligence officers and other employees ...

LPA enters Philippine Area of Responsibility, may become tropical depression
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines-- The low pressure area being monitored by the state weather bureau entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday. PAGASA weather specialist Gener Quitlong said the LPA entered PAR at 7 p.m. on Saturday. At 3 a.m., the LPA ...

LPA enters PH, to bring rain over Eastern Visayas, Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- A low pressure area (LPA) has entered the Philippine area of responsibility, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Cheers to 20 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
Novellino Wines is toasting itself as it celebrates two decades of working to develop among Filipinos a taste for wine. Established in 1999 by Nonoy Quimbo, a former beverage company executive ...

Boat ramming seen to boost ICC case vs Xi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The ramming of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea can give a boost to the complaint of crimes against humanity against ...

Aid keeps coming for fishermen thrust into limelight
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
SAN JOSE, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines -- Help from private individuals are pouring in for the families of the 22 fishermen who survived a boat-ramming incident near Recto Bank two weeks ago.

3 call center workers die in Camiguin van crash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin - Three call center workers were killed and 11 others were injured in a vehicular accident in a village here late Saturday afternoon, June 22, police said. The white Toyota Hi ...

TIMELINE: The Reed Bank incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Two weeks ago, the Philippine fishing boat Gem-Vir 1 anchored near Recto Bank sank after it was hit by a Chinese trawler. Here is a timeline of the key events that followed ...

Synod document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-22
A woman reads the Bible during a workshop in Saint Ignatius, Guyana, on April 5. The workshop was to help laypeople improve their reading of the Sunday Scriptures in their own languages, so they ...

Fiscal hurt in shooting among new judges
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The provincial prosecutor of Oriental Mindoro, who was wounded in a gun attack last week, was among the 20 new regional trial court (RTC) judges recently appointed by President Duterte. Josephine Caranzo was named Oriental Mindoro ...

Duterte blames voters for political dynasties
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte admitted political dynasties are bad for the country but, he said, it was the fault of Filipino voters who keep on electing ...

Government urged to install vessel monitoring system
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Oceana Philippines reiterated its call for transparency at sea to protect the lives of fishermen amid the recent sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea. It asked the government to adopt a vessel ...

Sugar producers seek hike in development budget
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Sugar producers will likely face another problem as the government slashed the budget for sugar development to P67 million for next year from the programmed P2 billion. The Confederation of Sugar Producers Association (Confed) is ...

Best time, best bet
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-22
On an annual basis we can expect at least $30 billion from OFWs and another $30 billion from the business-process outsourcing industry, he said. The BSP chief explained this "hefty" GIR also ...

Positioning the Philippines as global diving destination
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-22
The Philippine participants showcased local diving products and conducted product presentations which included business-to-business (B2B) networking among Chinese dive counterparts. As a result ...

'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients
Star Tribune - 2019-06-22
It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get "the Michael Jackson drug ...

Netflix might get picture-in-picture on desktop
Mashable - 2019-06-22
Attention power users: Netflix is testing a new feature that'll allow you to watch videos without disrupting your work. According to Engadget, the streaming video service is testing a "pop-out ...

When Pollution Is a Matter of Life and Death
The New York Times - 2019-06-22
Not long after President Trump took office, I visited a small neighborhood in Louisiana. A half-hour from New Orleans, St. John the Baptist is a rectangle of modest homes bounded by the Mississippi River on one side and a large factory on another.

Microsoft reportedly bans its employees from using Slack for security reasons and encourages them to to use the Microsoft Teams app instead
Business Insider - 2019-06-22
Microsoft does not allow its employees to use Slack, GeekWire's Nat Levy and Todd Bishop reported, citing an internal document. Read more: Inside Slack's direct listing: Here's what actually went down between the tech company and its Wall Street advisers ...

Singaporean logistics provider plunks P210 million in PHL business
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-22
An internal Ninja Van survey conducted in the first quarter of 2019 revealed that 70 percent of Philippine-based sellers identified delivery speed as their main challenge in conducting business.

2 Marines nabbed for gambling
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Two Marines were arrested after they were caught betting on a cockfight in Barangay Pengue-Ruyu in this city on Friday. Cpls. Jey-Pherson Calagui, 30, was detailed with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila ...

New UP ID doubles as cash card
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Starting in August, students of the University of the Philippines (UP) will be able to use their identification cards to pay for meals, dormitory and other school fees. University officials this week signed an agreement with PayMaya ...

Landbank expands rollout of digital onboarding system
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Land Bank of the Philippines is now fully implementing a new system in all of its branches nationwide aimed at simplifying the account opening process for its clients. In a statement, Landbank president and chief executive ...

YG bows out from his entertainment company
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-22
I will straighten out the basics in order for YG Entertainment to take a step forward." Furthermore, YGE will launch a new business transformation committee.)

Longer water service interruptions as allocations reduced further
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
The insufficient rainfall over Angat watershed is compounded by the monsoon breaks, which PAGASA said is a shift between weather systems that results in short breaks to no rainfall for several days or weeks. The 4 CMS reduction translates to a deficiency ...

Philippines pushes digitalization in Asean meet
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
BANGKOK - President Duterte will push for cooperation among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states in a seamless transition into the fourth industrial revolution (IR) during 34th ASEAN Summit here this weekend. "We will be ...

Investors Go 'Phishing' For Gold In the Cybersecurity Market--Cyber Saturday
Fortune - 2019-06-22
Greetings. This is Jonathan Vanian, filling in for Robert Hackett and Jeff John Roberts. Investors see a potential gold mine in combating one of the oldest tricks by hackers. Three cybersecurity ...

MMDA ready to enforce EDSA bus ban
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Everything is all set for the implementation of the provincial bus ban of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as the interim bus terminal in Valenzuela City is almost complete, an official said yesterday. MMDA ...

Visa tightens payments security in the Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Global leader digital payments provider Visa has outlined a robust approach for strengthening payments security in the country over the next three years. Dan Wolbert, Visa country manager for the Philippines and Guam, said payment ...

9 fishermen kidnapped off Sabah released
philstar.com - 2019-06-22
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Nine of the 10 fishermen snatched by unidentified gunmen off the coast of Sabah were released in Sulu on Friday night. The victims were spotted by personnel of the Talipao police in Barangay Kahawa, the Joint Task Force Sulu ...

Trade war a serious concern for Thailand, Prayuth says
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-22
The US-China trade war is a serious concern for Thailand that has the potential to undermine global business, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said. "We have to alleviate this tension and create ...

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