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Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra has a 'completely generic' logo, says a designer who's worked with Burger King and Dunkin'
Business Insider - 2019-06-21
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: "..

9 suspects fall for illegal drug ops within Malacañang complex
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday announced the arrest of nine suspects behind the selling of illegal drugs and maintaining of drug dens within the ...

Warm weather to persist - 2019-06-21
CEBU, Philippines -- Cebu will continue to experience humid weather despite the onset of the rainy season, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)-Visayas Chief Alfredo ...

Duterte: Recto Bank incident not an attack on PH sovereignty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
MANILA, Philippines--After calling the Recto Bank incident a "little maritime accident," President Rodrigo Duterte is now saying that it is not an "attack" on Philippine sovereignty.

AdSpark bags multiple wins at the Asia Pacific Tambuli Awards for Globe Telecom campaigns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
Digital solutions firm AdSpark Inc. was rewarded with major citations from Asia Pacific Tambuli Awards for its collaboration with Globe Telecom on campaigns that utilized the proprietary AdSpark ...

Coliving, a viable option to Metro Manila lifestyle
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-21
Currently, the majority of dormitels are found in the fringe areas of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and Makati Central Business District. The rise in the demand for coliving spaces has drawn ...

Outlook for PHL banks still stable
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-21
However, the central bank opted to take a "prudent pause" in cutting ... In 2018, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., Bank of the Philippine Islands, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. and UnionBank of the Philippines, conducted SROs to support lending growth.

9 arrested for illegal drug operations inside Malacañang Complex
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Authorities have arrested nine individuals for their alleged involvement in the sale of illegal drugs inside the Malacañang Complex in Manila.

One work day a week enough for mental health boost--study
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
Being employed for just one day a week gives the same mental health benefits as working for 40 hours a week, researchers in the United Kingdom have found. According to researchers from the ...

Investors pull out hot money in May as US-China trade war heats up
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Foreign investors pulled out their money from the local stock market in May as the tariff war between United States and China escalated further.

Paolo Duterte vows to author Mindanao-centric laws
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
DAVAO CITY -- Representative-elect Paolo Duterte of the first district of this city promised to bring to Congress laws that will ensure greater attention to the development and growth of Mindanao.

Driving sustainable mobility in the Philippines with hybrid cars - 2019-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- According to the 2018 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global warming is estimated to reach 1.5-degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels sometime between 2030 and 2050. Without doubt, the planet is heating up at an ...

Hontiveros to DFA: Stand by ex-top diplomat Del Rosario
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to stand by former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario who is being held and ...

DTI chief: No need to raise sinking of PH boat in WPS at Asean summit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
BANGKOK -- For Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, the incident at Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea where a Chinese vessel rammed and sank a Filipino fishing boat need not be discussed at ...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy's third launch set for Monday night in Florida - 2019-06-21
June 21 (UPI) --A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is set to launch Monday night from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 government satellites and kicking off a busy summer of space activity. It will be the third launch for the Falcon Heavy, the most ...

PNP intel cop shot dead near Camp Crame
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Two motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and killed a police officer near the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Friday. Investigators ...

Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies ask to be excluded from the China tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
(CNN) -- Technology companies have been feeling the sting of the escalating trade war between the United States and China. Now, they're trying to avoid a proposed new round of tariffs that takes ...

Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies ask to be excluded from the China tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
(CNN) -- Technology companies have been feeling the sting of the ... The trade dispute has forced some tech companies to look beyond China for new locations, mostly in Southeast Asia, to produce their goods. But leaving China is a slow and costly process ...

New water interruption schedules announced
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Water service providers posted the new schedule of service interruptions in their respective areas Friday. In a statement posted on social media, west ...

Del Rosario says Hong Kong airport questioning seems like harassment
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, who is being held in Hong Kong for still-undisclosed reasons, says he is possibly being harassed.

PAGASA: LPA off Mindanao unlikely to make landfall - 2019-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility is likely to become a tropical cyclone but it is not seen to hit any part of the land, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday. At 3 a.m., the LPA was seen 1,300 ...

Iran says downed US drone recovered in its territorial waters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
WASHINGTON -- Iran said Thursday it had recovered parts of a U.S. spy drone in its territorial waters, after downing the aircraft in a missile strike slammed by President Donald Trump as a "big ...

NGCP announces longest red alert for Luzon grid
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said a red alert will be raised over the Luzon grid from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday -- the ...

Ex-Foreign Secretary Del Rosario held, questioned at Hong Kong airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, who filed a case for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court against Chinese President Xi Jinping last ...

Brand building in the age of disruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
We are living in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a movement with an exponential pace that has no historical precedent. Change is on steroids and is happening whether you believe it or ...

Vivienne picking key people to help run PAL
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-21
Among them are Ismael Augusto "Nicky" Gozon, SVP Operations; former EVP and treasurer Stewart Lim; VP for Ancillary Business Kevin Hartigan Go, AVP for Corporate Audit Babyruth Chuansu ...

COA chides DOJ for 43 foreign travels in 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of Justice (DOJ) for repeatedly sending 14 of its officials and employees to 43 meetings abroad in 2018, and for using up P6.19 million ...

China proposes joint probe of PH boat sinking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
China on Thursday proposed a joint marine inquiry with the Philippines to look into the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat after being hit by a Chinese trawler in the heavily disputed South ...

BSP hits pause button
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
The central bank yesterday paused its monetary easing drive, opting to leave its key interest rates unchanged to make sure the surprise uptick in consumer prices in May would not be aggravated by ...

Freelancers seek help drawing up their business plan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
Citing data released by the Department of Information and Communications Technology last year, PayPal says the Philippines has approximately 1.5 million freelancers--which presents both ...

Japan commits 1.3 trillion yen to help build railways in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
The Japanese government through its aid arm Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has pledged to lend 1.3 trillion yen (about P620 billion) to the Philippines to build more railways and ...

ACT: Government not a business
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-20
The government should also consider "fiscal affordability and sustainability," said the statement signed by Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines, Action for Economic ...

This suit makes you like a real-life Iron Man -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2019-06-20
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 ...

Soil Health Institute Names Dr. Wes Wood to Board of Directors
CSR Wire - 2019-06-20
He will be an excellent addition to our Board of Directors, and we look forward to benefiting from his insight," said Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, President and CEO of SHI. Prior to joining the University ... Mexico, The Philippines, Haiti, New Zealand, and ...

The Young Turks Says It Will Turn Down Advertisers That Don't Fit Its Values
Forbes - 2019-06-20
The Young Turks CEO and founder Cenk Uygur on set with Executive Producer and host Ana Kasparian. (Photo by Cassandra Hanks for The Young Turks) The Young Turks, the long-time left-leaning online media site, said it will only take advertising dollars from ...

Ex-Army general to head PhilHealth - 2019-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A retired military general is taking over the scandal-ridden Philippine Health Insurance Corp. PhilHealth officers confirmed that retired general Ricardo Morales went to the agency yesterday to meet with them. "He met and talked ...

Expected Shortage of TB Tests Prompts New CDC Recommendations
Medscape - 2019-06-20
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new recommendations for tuberculosis (TB) skin testing in response to the anticipated 3- to 10-month nationwide shortage of Aplisol (Par Pharmaceuticals), a purified-protein derivative (PPD ...

Cash disbursements to line agencies rise to P1.05 T in May - 2019-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government picked up the pace of its spending last May following the enactment of the 2019 budget, as well as the conclusion of the election spending ban, according to the Department of Budget and Management. According ...

Facebook's Libra needs to answer three questions
ZDNet - 2019-06-20
Download Forrester's complimentary report to understand the ten factors that will define the future of payments. On June 18th, Facebook officially launched its "Libra" cryptocurrency project, which aims to leverage blockchain technologies to create a ...

RXQ Compounding Recalls All 'Sterile' Product
Medscape - 2019-06-20
RXQ Compounding, LLC, has launched a nationwide recall of all unexpired sterile human products (as well as animal products) produced at its Athens, Ohio, facility because they can't be sure the products are sterile, owing to production problems, according ...

U.S. Government Announces Critical Warning For Microsoft Windows Users
Forbes - 2019-06-20
The United States Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has gone public with a warning to Microsoft Windows users regarding a critical security vulnerability. By issuing the "update now" warning, CISA has ...

Apple is expected to release its first 5G iPhone next year. Here's everything we've heard about it so far.
Business Insider - 2019-06-20
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Google Maps has a fake business listing problem
The Verge - 2019-06-20
Google Maps is overrun with fake business listings and phone numbers that reroute to competing businesses, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Hundreds of thousands of fake listings appear on Google Maps every month, with the Journal estimating the ...

AGI ready to acquire firms for digital transformation of units
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-20
This will also give us the opportunity to look for other new technological innovations, platforms, and companies where we can invest in, in order to support and improve our current business ...

One-third of cancer survivors experiences chronic pain, study says - 2019-06-20
June 20 (UPI) --After successfully combating cancer, many survivors then have to deal with lingering pain that comes with it, a new study shows. Roughly one in three cancer survivors experience chronic pain, and about one in six survivors has high impact ...

Index hovers above 8,000 as interest rates steady - 2019-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) still managed to close above the 8,000 mark yesterday even as the market awaits the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) decision on interest rates. The PSEi finished at 8,022.42, up ...

With used smart home devices, you never know who could be watching
Mashable - 2019-06-20
Used smart home devices might be tempting because they're cheaper. But be careful: the original owner may be able to spy on you. According to Wirecutter, a member of the Facebook Wink Users ...

Eddie Garcia has passed away
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- After being in a coma for days, veteran actor Eddie Garcia has passed away Thursday. He was 90. This was confirmed by Dr. Tony Rebosa, spokesperson of ...

Alloy MTD on track to finish Clark facility for SEA Games - 2019-06-20
CLARK, Pampanga , Philippines -- Construction firm Alloy MTD Philippines said it is on track toward completing the construction of a sports facility in New Clark City ahead of the Southeast Asian Games later this year. In an interview with reporters ...

When There's No Doctor Nearby, Volunteers Help Rural Patients Manage Chronic Illness
NPR - 2019-06-20
Gary and Celeste Havener live 40 miles outside of Laramie in southeast Wyoming. They spend a lot of their time growing vegetables and riding horses across the prairie. A few weeks ago, Celeste fell off her horse. "[I] had a very ungraceful dismount and ...

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