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Apollo-era tech built foundation, but private industry now leads space innovation
Upi.com - 2019-06-13
June 13 (UPI) --Space travel technology may seem to have stalled since the Apollo and space shuttle eras, but private industry is now fueling rapid innovation. Reusable rockets, commercialized by SpaceX and under development by others in the last few years ...

Garin: Fix 'fraud virus' in PhilHealth before Universal Healthcare rollout
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) must clean up its ranks and install reforms to fix an internal "fraud virus" hounding the agency ...

DFA: Protest filed over Chinese vessel's sinking of a Filipino boat
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest as it accused a Chinese fishing vessel of ramming a Filipino boat in the West Philippine Sea. This was ...

Cops bracing for Duterte visit, Kapa prayer rally in GenSan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - The Soccsksargen regional police force has beefed up security measures for President Rodrigo Duterte scheduled visit on Thursday and a prayer rally scheduled by the Kapa ...

Lineman dead in fall from tree
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan, Philippines -- A television lineman died after he fell from a tree while installing cables in Barangay Dalanguiring in this town on Tuesday. Alfredo Racion, 21, a native of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, fell onto a metal fence that ...

New tourism director to bolster Philippines, Israel connectivity
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
With a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing and communications from the University of Derby ... perception of Israel as a destination open to tourism and is welcoming to everyone ...

DFA urges Filipinos in Hong Kong to 'exercise extreme caution, vigilance' amid tensions
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday urged Filipinos in Hong Kong to "exercise extreme caution and vigilance" in the wake of tensions caused ...

Police powers given to BIR, BOC staff
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
To effectively implement the fuel marking system rolled out last March, personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will be granted police powers to inspect ...

New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
Several companies and university labs now offer gene-based ... an infectious disease specialist at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, ordered a Karius test for 47-year-old Ryan ...

China, US welcome to help PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, who led the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday at the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City, gave his own definition of independence ...

Government allots P3.9 billion for TVET programs
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
"Congress has set aside P3.9 billion this year so that Filipinos, including OFWs, who are not college graduates ... private schools," Bertiz said. The lawmaker said "high-value" TVET ...

Business style clarified
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-12
One of the amendments introduced in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law is related to the issuance of receipts or sales/commercial invoices under Section 237 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC). Previously, all persons ...

Helping fortify PHL from various fronts
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
In setting its sights on developing economies, Blackpanda has been able to handle risks from internal and external sources in top companies in diverse business sectors as power, telecommunications ...

Robredo backs probe into sinking of PH fishing boat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo has thrown her support for plans to investigate the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat at Recto Bank after it collided with a Chinese vessel.

A photo of Silicon Valley executives visiting an Italian designer is getting slammed for Photoshopping in the female executives
Business Insider - 2019-06-12
A photo featuring Italian fashion designed Brunello Cucinelli and a slew of tech executives is being slammed online for Photoshopping in the only two female executives present. The photo, which Cucinelli posted to his personal Instagram account on May 30 ...

Huawei seeks trademark for Hongmeng operating system in Peru
Reuters - 2019-06-12
LIMA (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has asked Peruvian authorities to trademark its "Hongmeng" operating system, a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets in case U.S. sanctions hit its current business model.

ALI logistics unit hikes stake in LTI
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp. (ALLHC), the logistics arm of Ayala Land Inc., has increased its stake in Laguna Technopark Inc (LTI). In a disclosure yesterday, ALLHC said it purchased 8,051 shares of LTI equivalent to 20 ...

Google leaks its own phone
TechCrunch - 2019-06-12
Details of the Pixel 4 have been swirling around this week, so Google has decided to just leak the design of its next phone via its official Twitter account, revealing the backplate and new camera ...

Engage 18th Congress better to pass priority bills-DOF chief to staff
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
Beltran also cited the Warehouse Receipts Bill as another priority measure to help expand the access of farmers to credit and improve the ease of doing business in the rural sector. Assistant ...

This is what Google's Pixel 4 looks like
ZDNet - 2019-06-12
After a couple of recent leaks that reportedly gave us our first glimpse of what the Google's unannounced Pixel 4 smartphone would look like, Google has pulled back the curtain and shown us our first official glimpse of the Pixel 4. The official Made By ...

Construction on Sam Houston State University medical campus in Conroe halfway complete
Houston Chronicle - 2019-06-12
Crewmen push a bucket out of a tiered classroom Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine construction site in Conroe. Crewmen push a bucket out of a tiered classroom Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Sam ...

Locsin needs more data on collision of Chinese, Filipino boats
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A report from the West Philippine Sea Task Force would be needed to determine whether or not the reported "collision" of a Chinese vessel and a Filipino fishing boat ...

DOF to work with Congress to speed up tax reform bills
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) is studying ways to effectively engage lawmakers in the 18th Congress to help speed up the approval of the remaining tax reform proposals of the Duterte administration. During a recent DOF executive ...

Tourist arrivals rise 8.5% in 4 months
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Stronger marketing initiatives and improved connectivity spurred an increase in foreign arrivals in the first four months of the year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. Based on data from the DOT, international tourist arrivals ...

Doing the Math: Converting Analogue to Human Insulin
Medscape - 2019-06-12
Insulin costs have skyrocketed, meaning that more and more patients are unable to afford analogue preparations and must return to the bad old days of using human insulins in a vial rather than preloaded pens. While there are definitely downsides to the ...

Former U.C.L.A. Gynecologist Charged With Sexual Battery
The New York Times - 2019-06-12
A gynecological oncologist who worked at a University of California, Los Angeles, student health center has been charged with two counts of sexual battery, according to his lawyer. The doctor, James Heaps, was employed at the clinic from about 1983 to 2010 ...

ERC allows PSALM to recover P5 B universal charge
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Energy Regulatory Commission has allowed the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. to collect the under recovery of universal charge for stranded contract cost (UC-SCC) amounting to P5.12 billion. In the same ...

Valenzuela students make school furniture using trash
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Students of Lingunan National High School inserted some 1,156 kilos of shredded plastic into bottles to make over 40 pieces of furniture, in their bid to make something out of single-use plastic. The "ecobrick" furniture were ...

Germany raises 6.55 billion euros in epic 5G spectrum auction
Reuters - 2019-06-12
FRANKFURT(Reuters) - Germany raised 6.55 billion euros ($7.4 billion) from its 5G mobile spectrum auction, the Federal Network Regulator (BNetzA) said on Wednesday after a near three-month battle that will see a fourth operator enter the market. The sum ...

MRI, ultrasound more accurate in locating prostate cancer, study says
Upi.com - 2019-06-12
June 12 (UPI) --Doctors have traditionally relied on ultrasounds to examine men for prostate cancer, but the method can't pinpoint specific tumors, a new study says. When researchers combined this traditional method with MRIs to take biopsies, they found ...

LTFRB stands pat on TNVS policy issues
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
"However, for ease of doing business, LTFRB allows the filing through a representative, but limited to specific family members or next of kin, who are allowed to appear in the hearing for the ...

Truck driver yields shabu
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A truck driver was nabbed for alleged possession of P30,000 worth of shabu in Pasig City on Tuesday. Police said Gaudencio Moncada, 50, was on the drug watchlist. Brig. Gen. Christopher Tambungan, director of the Eastern Police ...

Columnist rejects CIDG apology, to file raps vs cops
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Opinion writer Fedelina Margarita Valle yesterday rejected the apology of the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) over her wrongful arrest on Sunday. Valle also vowed to press charges against those who arrested her.

Ariana Grande donates $250,000 to Planned Parenthood
Upi.com - 2019-06-12
June 12 (UPI) --Ariana Grande used proceeds from her recent Atlanta concert to donate $250,000 to Planned Parenthood. The donation comes as Georgia has signed a "heartbeat" bill, banning abortions after eight weeks alongside other states such as Kentucky ...

10 held in Cavite Independence Day rites
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 10 members of various militant groups were arrested when they interrupted the Independence Day celebration in Kawit, Cavite yesterday. Kawit police chief Maj. Richard Corpuz said the protesters belong to Anakbayan, Bayan ...

Effective methods in resolving conflict
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
Political and business groups also often use this method. Mediation--When negotiations fail and an impasse occur, parties often call in an independent mediator to try to facilitate settlement of ...

MMDA: Cubao to Makati in 5 minutes impossible
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Driving from Cubao, Quezon City to Makati in five minutes is "mathematically impossible," an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced yesterday. MMDA traffic chief Bong Nebrija said President ...

Vista Malls brings Disney closer to local fans
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
HEY, kids! Mickey sure feels great that you could join Disney Channel characters as they tour around different Vista Malls in the country during a four-part caravan series running until July 28 ...

Duterte already briefed on sinking of Filipino boat in WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte is already aware of the collision on June 9 between a Chinese vessel and a Filipino fishing boat at Recto Bank (Reed Bank) in the West Philippine Sea.

Reforms eyed to boost FDI inflows
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-12
ease of doing business reforms down to the local government units; special eco zones with access to more skilled resources; better infrastructure links; data connectivity; relevant technologies; and environmental and sustainability systems. "We are now ...

DoF eyeing smooth tax reform, import lib for more commodities
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-12
The remaining tax reform packages include Package 2, the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities, otherwise known as the TRABAHO bill, which aims to reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) rate from 30% to 20%, reduced gradually by 2 ...

Ejercito asks: Is China really a friend?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- After a Chinese vessel abandoned 22 fishermen aboard a sinking Filipino ship in the West Philippine Sea, Senator JV Ejercito has one question -- is China really a friend?

Arrest warrant issued vs Kuwaiti police officer who raped Filipina -- DFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipina household worker was reportedly raped by a Kuwaiti police officer, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday. According to the DFA, Chargé d ...

Philippines denounces Chinese fishing boat for collision
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-06-12
MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines on Wednesday denounced the crew of a Chinese fishing boat that collided with a Philippine vessel and left 22 Filipino fishermen abandoned in the disputed South ...

Ayala health unit invests in Fibronostics
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health), through its technology arm Vigos, has made an investment in Fibronostics, a global US-based healthcare technology company focusing on non-invasive algorithm-based solutions for diagnostic ...

Isabela cop shoots soldier in Independence Day bar brawl
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela -- A 32-year-old Army corporal is in critical condition after being shot by a police staff sergeant following a 12:45 a.m. brawl on Wednesday (June 12) in Alibagu village ...

Tax perks for electric vehicles readied
Inquirer - 2019-06-12
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expects to finish within the year an incentive package for electric vehicle manufacturers, a top official said. Trade and Industry Undersecretary ...

MBAs can make a positive difference
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-12
Peter Navarro, Professor at the University of California-Irvine, critiqued the top MBA programs for lacking ideal features that would produce better business leaders such as: a curriculum built on a foundation of multidisciplinary and integrative problem ...

Robredo leads Independence Day rites as Duterte opts to visit troops
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- The country's second highest official led the 121st Independence Day rites in Manila on Wednesday as President Rodrigo Duterte chose to spend the day ...

PDP-Laban to announce House Speaker nominee before Saturday -- Pacquiao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday said the ruling party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), is targeting to select their House Speaker nominee ...

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