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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 ...

Newborn baby girl abandoned, found alive in plastic bag
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
A newborn baby girl was found alive in a plastic bag in Georgia, United States last Thursday, June 6. A local resident, Alan Ragetz, said he and his daughters found the baby under a mound of ...

Party-list representative still richest congressman
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 11) -- A multibillionaire representing "marginalized nationals" is still the country's richest congressman in 2018. Rep. Michael Romero of party-list group 1 ...

Philippines, Spain armies boost ties with Army chief visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The potential of increasing defense ties between the armies of the Philippines and Spain was among the issues discussed during the recent visit to Spain of Philippine Army ...

Duterte absent in Lapu-Lapu City Independence Day rites
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
CEBU CITY -- President Duterte skipped the national celebration of the 121st Independence Day in Lapu-Lapu City, on Mactan Island, Cebu on Wednesday. No explanation was given although officials ...

Unfazed by adversities, Filipinos continue to rise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
Every Filipino struggle for freedom: freedom from a toxic work environment, freedom from hardships, freedom from poverty. But time and history have proven that Filipinos continue to overcome all ...

MMDA bares realistic target for Cubao-Makati ride
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- Driving from Cubao to Makati in five minutes is "mathematically impossible," the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Wednesday.

Long wait for hazard pay for MMDA traffic enforcers
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- Traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will have to wait a little longer to receive hazard pay, as the benefit can ...

LOOK: VP Robredo leads Independence Day rites at Rizal Park in Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Leni Robredo led the commemoration of the 121st Independence Day at the Rizal Park in Manila Wednesday morning. After the flag raising ceremony, Robredo laid ...

After provincial bus crackdown, MMDA to revive driver-only car ban along EDSA
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants to fully implement its ban on provincial buses on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and ...

Cebu Pacific opens direct Manila-Shenzhen flights
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
Budget airline Cebu Pacific Air is opening direct flights between Manila and Shenzhen, expanding its operations in China. Cebu Pacific said in a statement that flights to Shenzhen, dubbed China ...

CRAYON recognized as 2019 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Philippines
YAHOO! - 2019-06-12
Crayon Philippines. The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Awards honor partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to multiple ...

Army, police dismantle BIFF gun repair shop in Maguindanao
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- A joint Army-police team dismantled Tuesday a makeshift firearms repair shop of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. The BIFF, the group that authorities say is behind all the bombings in central Mindanao in recent years ...

PDP-Laban to name official nominee for House speakership
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's political party is uniting behind a single nominee for House Speaker, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban ...

Duterte to lead distribution of land certificates in General Santos
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to lead the distribution of land ownership certificates in General Santos City on Thursday as part of his administration's efforts to address insurgency and promote countryside development.

BOI-approved projects jump 40% to P290 B in 5 months
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Project approvals by the Board of Investments (BOI) rose 40 percent in the January to May period from a year ago, driven by projects in the power, manufacturing, information and communication, and tourism sectors. The BOI said in a ...

House freezes ABS-CBN franchise, firm takes movies to China market
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives has frozen the bill, which seeks to renew the legislative franchise of broadcasting giant ABS-CBN Corp. The franchise expires in nine months or on March 20, 2020. Without a franchise renewal, the radio ...

SMC defends plan to pursue coal projects
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp. (SMC) defended its plans to develop coal power plants amid opposition from a consumer and environmental group. In a statement yesterday, consumer group Murang Kuryente slammed SMC for using scare tactics to push for ...

A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg presents a new challenge for Facebook
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-11
(CNN) -- Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month, but this week the company faces a new quandary: Will it remove a fake video of its own CEO, Mark ...

Redefining work-life balance down Metro South
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-11
FOR city dwellers wanting a less stressful urban life, Filinvest City, a people-centric, green central business district (CBD) in Metro South, beckons. Aiming to redefine the work-life balance ...

Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
WASHINGTON - Doctors should offer a daily HIV prevention pill to healthy people who are at high risk of getting infected with the virus, an influential health care panel recommended Tuesday.

Boeing reports no orders for second straight month
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-11
(CNN) -- Boeing reported no new commercial aircraft orders in May. It was the second straight month that Boeing's orders were at a standstill in the face of the 737 Max crisis. The drop in orders ...

Avida Land Corp. - A growth catalyst in Cavite
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-11
AYALA Land Inc., through its affiliate Avida Land Corp., is playing the role of catalyst for growth in Cavite. Avida Land Corp., the midrange brand of ALI, is focused in developing Vermosa Estate ...

PSEi drops 0.18% on profit-Taking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi ... against 95 losers while 40 companies closed unchanged. BDO Unibank Inc. was the most actively traded stock on Tuesday as it gained 0.29 ...

Duterte orders local flights to Sangley Point
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the immediate transfer of domestic flight operations to Sangley Point in Cavite to ease the congestion at Ninoy Aquino International ...

PNP: Erwin Tulfo to surrender firearms
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- After he received a stern warning from the Philippine National Police (PNP), broadcaster Erwin Tulfo has coordinated with the police for the surrender of his firearms. PNP spokesman Col. Bernard Banac yesterday said Tulfo, through a ...

June 12th, according to Filipinos
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-11
the business community and select members of the Filipino community. "In its almost 60 years of existence, the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Co. is one of our enduring cultural ambassadors ...

Cops rescue toddler forced to drink, smoke
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Police on Monday rescued a two-year-old boy who was allegedly forced by his mother and stepfather to drink liquor and smoke a cigarette in Quezon City. Brig. Gen. Joselito Esquivel Jr., Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director ...

Real Estate + Technology
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-11
Because of these features, blockchain is in fact a major advantage in the real-estate business as it provides better transparency, limits fraud (fake titles) and improves efficiency. Better ...

DGT, home of De La Salle University campus in Davao
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-11
A NEW De La Salle University (DLSU) campus focused on professional development will be one of the key institutions of Davao Global Township (DGT), a 22-hectare business district master planned to ...

Ford Motor Co. Shows Off Its High Tech Advocacy, In The Silicon Valley in Israel
Forbes - 2019-06-11
TEL AVIV, Israel - Bill Ford, Ford Motor Co. executive chairman and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford, eagerly points out that the company which symbolizes "old school" in some ways is embracing the disrupting force of autonomous cars and shared ...

Volkswagen And Silicon Valley Startup Aurora End Self-Driving Tech Alliance
Forbes - 2019-06-11
Aurora engineers test an electric Volkswagen Golf in San Francisco. Kevin Meynell Photography via Aurora A day after self-driving tech startup Aurora partnered with Fiat Chrysler to create robotic commercial vehicles, the company is confirming that its ...

Uber Air picks Melbourne as its first international launch city
TechCrunch - 2019-06-11
When Uber first announced Uber Air, it intended for Dubai to be its first international city. That changed last year when Uber put out an open call to interested cities to describe the clear need ...

Most US mobile banking apps have security and privacy flaws, researchers say
TechCrunch - 2019-06-11
You might figure the biggest U.S. banks would have some of the most secure mobile apps. Spoiler alert: not so much. New findings from security firm Zimperium, shared exclusively with TechCrunch ...

Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments
Medical News Today - 2019-06-11
People who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for ...

Common acne drug could prevent artery hardening
Medical News Today - 2019-06-11
The depositing of calcium, or calcification, helps to harden tissues in the body. Tissue hardening is essential for healthy bone development, but it can cause health problems when it occurs in arteries. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge and ...

Doctors Expected a Brain Tumor. It Was a Tapeworm
Medscape - 2019-06-11
June 10, 2019 -- Rachel Palma had been having odd symptoms for months -- hallucinations, dropping things, trouble speaking. Her many visits to the emergency room didn't solve things. Finally, a brain scan revealed what seemed to be the cause: a marble ...

Six Brain Surgeries Later, This Med Student Is Excelling
Medscape - 2019-06-11
Claudia Martinez was a college student chasing her dream of becoming a doctor when a neurosurgeon gave her alarming advice: Get brain surgery as soon as possible or risk becoming paralyzed from the neck down. Within a week, she was in the operating room.

See inside Uber's first passenger drone, which could eventually fly passengers at 150 mph while burning no fossil fuels
Business Insider - 2019-06-11
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