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SCTEX undergoes improvements ahead of rainy season
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Toll road operator NLEX Corp. is spending over P150 million to repair bridges and repave sections of the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) in Central Luzon. NLEX Corp., a unit of Manuel V.

Slain drug suspect pleaded for life, says witness
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Angel had not slept since early Wednesday, still shaken by what he witnessed when policemen barged into his house in Navotas City. "I actually saw what they were doing," said Angel, who asked ...

Tourism contribution to national output biggest since at least 2012
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-07
Transportation had a 21.9% share of gross value added, followed by food and beverage services and ... networks that make more tourism destinations more accessible for greater number of foreign and local tourists and reduce travel time," he said.

DA seeks procurement exception in drive vs ASF - 2019-06-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Agriculture is seeking exception in the procurement process as the government intensifies measures against the dreaded African swine fever. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol may request for an exception from ...

Easterlies to bring rain, cloudy skies over Metro Manila -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Easterlies will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains and thunderstorms in Metro Manila, the weather bureau said in its 4:00 a.m. Friday forecast.

Tourism stakeholders welcome new Tieza tax incentives law
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
"Aside from the incentives, we need to make the process of setting up business here easier. Tieza is the infrastructure arm of the Department of Tourism and is tasked to oversee the development ...

One million STDs diagnosed every day, World Health Organization says
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
(CNN) -- More than one million new cases of four sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day, according to figures released Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Long live, Ned Stark
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
With the groundbreaking fantasy series Game of Thrones (GOT) having wrapped up its final season, we realize that the show has revolved around the second-generation Starks all this time, the brutal ...

Fed says economic gains tempered by trade worries
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
In this April 23, 2019, file photo, building cranes are seen at the construction site of a condominium complex with the Lower Manhattan skyline seen in the background in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Companies make progress, but not enough, gauging climate risk
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
A worker points to a touch screen monitor displaying the globe in Leesburg, Virginia, U.S. (Photographer: Justin Ide/Bloomberg) COMPANIES too often make the mistake of thinking climate change is a ...

Japan's Mos Burger heads for the Philippines
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-06-06
TOKYO -- Japan's Mos Burger will open its first ... Coffee Holdings, will set up a joint venture as early as August. Tokyo Coffee will own a 65% majority stake in Mos Burger Philippines, while ...

Research group cites Sara, fears of populist measures
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is "the lady to watch" in the run-up to the 2022 presidential polls, said New York-based think tank Global Source. Global Source cited the role of the President ...

Government urged to intensify crackdown vs oil smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
The business group asked the government to strictly implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling to deter illicit trading. "The government must focus on ...

Cuba expects major economic damage from Trump measures
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
That figure is now set to plummet. "Tough times are coming for my business," said David Pajón, who rents an apartment in Old Havana. He said he had a message from the Trump administration.

Local SI firm optimistic on entry of third telecom player, overseas market
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
"We do projects for both the business sector and the government. We have so far handled telecommunication, banking and finance, media and entertainment, manufacturing and retail. Solutions ...

Google finally revealed Stadia pricing, games, and release date
Business Insider - 2019-06-06
Almost a week before the 2019 E3 video game convention, the Google Stadia Connect event gave consumers a better look at Google's upcoming video game platform. Set to launch this November, initial pricing will start at $129, which includes a Stadia ...

Toyota unfurling its hybrid platform a big hit
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
the media and business partners. "IN 2015, Toyota announced the Toyota Environmental Challenges 2050 or TEC2050. We aim to go beyond zero CO 2 emissions and achieve a net positive contribution ...

Toyota hosts Hybrid Electric Technology Conference
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
the media and business partners," said Socco. With six challenges identified, the initial three aim to reduce CO 2 emissions to zero. This is by focusing on electrification, adoption of green ...

NFHFI urges raisers to explore new technologies
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
Livestock Philippines Expo 2019 will bring more than 280 exhibitors from over 30 countries which will offer business and networking opportunities, and will also feature seminars and talks from ...

Pinoy diplomats posted abroad can do better, economical job-Locsin
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. clarified on Thursday that the Philippines will still have a voice in climate-change forums abroad but will stop sending delegates from Manila, as ...

Thumbtack is raising up to $120M on a flat valuation
TechCrunch - 2019-06-06
Thumbtack, one of the first players in what is now known as the gig economy, has hit the fundraising circuit once again. The online services marketplace that matches customers with nearby ...

HIT Workout Helps MS Patients Reach New Highs
Medscape - 2019-06-06
SEATTLE -- While the advice regarding exercise for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients until just a few decades ago was simple -- don't do it -- the latest evidence has evolved to show benefit not only from conventional exercise, but from high-intensity ...

Huawei inks agreement to establish Russian 5G network - 2019-06-06
June 6 (UPI) --Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has signed a deal with Russian Internet and mobile provider MTS to develop 5G networks in Russia, the companies announced Thursday. The two companies plan to establish the 5G network by 2020 on MTS ...

Five years ago, Google gave away a cloud computing project for free. Now people love it so much they're celebrating its anniversary in Spain.
Business Insider - 2019-06-06
Five years ago, Google decided to take a cloud software project its engineers had created and give it away to the world for free. The technology, called Kubernetes, was born as an internal Google project called Borg and designed to manage the search giant ...

Authorities investigate alleged animal abuse at famous farm
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
"Due to the many years Fair Oaks Farms has been in business, it is impossible to number the amount of calves and cows that have inhumanely died at the hands of this company," said Rachel ...

AC Industrials to sell Maxus autos
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
The V80 Flex is a three-seater vehicle with spacious interior ideal for cargo transport, while the V80 Transport is an 18-seater variant perfect for shuttle service business. "We see a very ...

Accumulated Mutations Create A Cellular Mosaic In Our Bodies
NPR - 2019-06-06
Your body has about 40 trillion cells, and they all arose from a single fertilized egg. But it turns out the DNA in many of those cells is no longer a perfect clone of that original one. A study published Thursday in the journal Science shows that our body ...

Three years after getting bought by Samsung, Joyent is giving up on competing with Amazon in the cloud computing game
Business Insider - 2019-06-06
Joyent, a cloud company that was acquired by Samsung three years ago, announced Thursday that it's discontinuing its public cloud offering, which competed with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google Cloud. Like the leading AWS, Joyent ...

Citigroup, Barclays among banks fined $91 million by Swiss regulator
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
A man stands at a foreign currency-exchange booth at a Commonwealth Bank of Australia branch in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, on June 21, 2018. Citigroup Inc. and Barclays Plc.

Analyzing the inflation rate
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
Capital has been in business since 1999 and maintains five global offices. Philippine inflation rose to 3.2 percent in May, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced on Wednesday. This is the ...

Genetic Testing May Help Identify Best Antidepressant
Medscape - 2019-06-06
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Pharmacogenomic testing may help clinicians choose the most effective antidepressant for their patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with greater precision. A study that examined the utility of such testing found that ...

Smart shopping
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
Also, it was important to me that it was orange-tagged by Meralco. This is one of the services most consumers overlook when dealing with the power utility. An orange tag usually means the ...

Navotas woman loses two sons in drug war - 2019-06-06
Cristina said quoting her son as saying. Jay-Ar, 21, was planning on enrolling in first year high school to set an example for his four-year-old daughter, she added. An elderly man said he saw from the window of his house Jay-Ar begging for his life before ...

Q1 FDI pledges grow more than threefold
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
For Mr. Mapa, "[i]nvestments that could easily opt to locate in other jurisdictions may be on hold until details on the proposed TRAIN law 2 become more apparent," he said, referring to the proposed tax reform that seeks to cut corporate income tax ...

Duterte urges Comelec anew to get rid of Smartmatic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated on Thursday his call for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to get rid of technology provider Smartmatic, stressing that not a ...

IMF chief warns US-China spat to slash 2020 global growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde arrives for the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City in this May 30 photo. WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not see the threat of ...

Aviva overhauls UK business, to cut 1,800 jobs
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
LONDON -- British insurer Aviva will change the structure of its UK business and cut costs across the firm, with the loss of 1,800 jobs, it said on Thursday. Aviva said it would make cost cuts of 300 million pounds ($380.22 million) over three years, in a ...

DLSU to open campus in Davao Global Township
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
for the establishment of the De La Salle University Villa-Abrille Center for Professional Development in DGT. YHEST is the joint venture of Cebu Landmasters, Inc. and the Yuson, Huang, and Tan families belonging to the Villa-Abrille clan of Davao.

LP still awaits Comelec explanation on 7-hour glitch - Pangilinan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Liberal Party will defer its own conclusion on the integrity of the recently held elections for now, as it still awaits explanation of the Commission of Elections ...

Pope to meet Putin before Vatican Ukraine meeting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The meeting comes a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine meet at the Vatican to discuss the fallout ...

3 terror suspects nabbed in raids
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
ZAMBOANGA CITY--Three suspected members of the homegrown terror group Abu Sayyaf had been arrested in separate operations on Wednesday, according to police. Police Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla ...

Myopia: A global health crisis
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
Myopia, or nearsightedness, has taken on epidemic proportions globally. It is estimated that around 30 percent of the world population currently suffer from myopia in both its mild and high forms.

Prosecutors indict 2 in Gretchen Fullido sexual harassment case - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quezon City prosecutor's office indicted a former official of ABS-CBN and a segment producer for the network on a charge of sexual harassment over a complaint filed by reporter Gretchen Fullido. The STAR reported that ...

Think tank urges LTFRB to raise cap for TNVS - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Transport regulators should increase the cap on number of transport network vehicle services, or TNVS, that can operate after ride-hailing company Grab Philippines reportedly deactivated some 8,000 units for failure to comply with ...

New VA rules allow more veterans to see private doctors, urgent care - 2019-06-06
June 6 (UPI) --Starting Thursday, more U.S. veterans will be able to start seeing private doctors -- as part of a new law born out of scandal five years ago when some vets died because they couldn't get appointments at VA centers. The changes come as part ...

Jobless rate falls to 5.1% in April - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Unemployment eased in April due to the robust growth in hirings in the services sector during the election season, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday. Results of the April 2019 round of the ...

Inflation snaps 6-month downtrend, rises 3.2% in May - 2019-06-06
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) attributed the faster growth in food prices to the prevailing El Niño weather phenomenon that brought damage to the agriculture sector. "Faster price adjustments in food and non-alcoholic beverages ...

Maintenance shuts down DICT, other gov't websites - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Several government websites, including the Department of Information and Communications Technology, have become inaccessible Thursday. In an advisory posted Thursday afternoon, the DICT announced that the government web hosting ...

PhilHealth sues dialysis center, admits widespread 'ghost treatments'
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
acting president of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), said they have found "strong evidence" that the dialysis center in Novaliches, Quezon City has been defrauding the state insurance fund since 2016. PhilHealth said the medical center ...

PhilHealth sues dialysis center, admits widespread 'ghost treatments'
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) -- State insurance fund officials on Thursday said they have filed administrative cases against a dialysis center supposedly claiming benefits for ...

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