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Student displaced by `Mamasapano incident' to graduate cum laude
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
Utto, who graduated valedictorian at the Hadji Salik High School in Barangay Tukanalipao in March 2015, pursued college at the Mindanao State University, or MSU, in Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao as scholar of the office of former Gov. Mujiv Hataman ...

Drilon to COA: Conduct special audit vs PhilHealth
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has appealed to the Commission on Audit (COA) to undertake a "special audit" on the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation ...

Philippines urged to lead moves to protect marine environment in South China Sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-08
MANILA, Philippines -- With the looming collapse of marine life in the South China Sea, the Philippines has been urged to take the initiative and lead the efforts among claimants to address ...

Ben Tulfo blasts conditions set by DSWD chief for accepting brother's apology
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) -- The Social Welfare secretary is taking another verbal beating from a Tulfo brother. Broadcaster Ben Tulfo sent out a strongly-worded tweet Saturday over ...

The unseen struggles of ensuring every Filipino has a home
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
MANILA, Philippines -- For the past 49 years ... for many as an estimated backlog is reported to have reached 6.7 million as of 2015. A study by the University of Asia and Pacific showed the Philippines would need 12.3 million housing units by 2030.

US, Russia blame each other as ships nearly collide in PH sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-08
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in ...

Overpayments not tantamount to fraud, says state insurance company
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-08
Amid allegations that overpayments and other fraudulent schemes have cost Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) P154 billion over the last five years, the state insurance company ...

Duterte orders raps filed over ghost dialysis payments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-08
President Duterte has ordered Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to file criminal charges against those involved in the use of public funds to finance so-called ghost dialysis treatments.

Thebizlink-Greenergy funding deal renegotiation sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-08
Korea-based Thebizlink Group has asked Greenergy Holdings Inc. for an extension and renegotiation of a memorandum of agreement related to a $350-million funding for possible projects in Rizal ...

Proclamation of Pimentel questioned
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-08
Two quo warranto petitions have been separately lodged in the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) challenging the legality of the proclamation of Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III in the May 13 ...

Melco set to undertake capital restructuring
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-08
The operator of City of Dreams Manila is taking formal steps to restructure its capital to eliminate accumulated deficits. Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corp. said in a Philippine ...

Pope Francis names new bishop of Novaliches
philstar.com - 2019-06-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Pope Francis appointed a 57-year-old Manila ... The diocese of Novaliches covers 69 parishes in the northern parts of Quezon City and Caloocan with around two million Catholics. Prior to his appointment, Gaa served as rector of ...

NBI nabs 6 Chinese for kidnap, bribery
philstar.com - 2019-06-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Three Chinese were apprehended for allegedly kidnapping three of their compatriots in Parañaque City, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) announced yesterday. Junrong Jia, Xuejian Li and Quijian Tian were arrested in a hotel ...

Puerto Galera: Shoring up tourism, marine ecosystem
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Literally meaning "port of galleons" in Spanish, Puerto Galera then hosted ships that would drop anchor on its coves for shelter before proceeding to its Manila-Acapulco route. The world would ...

34 government agencies to sign deal for ease of doing business in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
Representatives from 34 government agencies gather to finalize a memorandum of agreement (MOA) aimed at further improving the ease of doing business in the country and attract more investments by ...

Luzon grid on alert anew
philstar.com - 2019-06-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Luzon grid was placed on red alert yesterday, the 10th for this year, due to thin power supply. The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) raised the red alert from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. yesterday. It means there was severe ...

Dengue alert raised in Albay province
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
LEGAZPI CITY--Albay health officials on Friday raised a "red flag" warning against dengue following a surge in cases of the mosquito-borne disease. Dr. Antonio Ludovice, acting provincial ...

More garbage seen heading for PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
More illegal shipments of garbage from wealthy countries may be headed this way as the Philippines has been "targeted" as a dumping ground for its lax customs controls, a minority lawmaker ...

Meralco eyes green energy projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Manila Electric Co. is readying a 1,000-megawatt pipeline of renewable energy projects over the next five to seven years, according to its newly installed president, Ray C. Espinosa. Espinosa said ...

Structures of Independence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
A year later, the foundation stone was laid for the building ... It is also a recreational space for joggers and students from the nearby university. Tourists can also visit the museum in the ...

Microsoft Removes Face Recognition Photos Amid Privacy Controversy
Fortune - 2019-06-07
Until April, Microsoft boasted of having the largest collection of faces that anyone could use to train facial-recognition algorithms. Since then, the once publicly-available dataset has quietly ...

Taal Vista Hotel celebrates 80 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
One of the grand dames of the Philippine tourism industry is turning 80 this year and you are invited to the year-long party. Considered one of the pioneering hotels in the country, Taal Vista ...

20% of New York drivers for apps like Uber have had to rely on food stamps
Business Insider - 2019-06-07
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NIH to focus on HIV treatment to replace ART therapy
Upi.com - 2019-06-07
June 7 (UPI) --Antiretroviral therapy, or ART, has helped to extend the lives of millions of HIV-positive people, but many don't like the stigma or inconvenience of taking the daily pill, a new study says. That's why health experts have prioritized ...

KAR Auctions Services To Spin Off Insurance Auto Auctions on June 28
Forbes - 2019-06-07
On June 5, 2019, KAR Auctions Services (NYSE: KAR, $58.92, Market Capitalization $7.9 billion), announced that its Board has approved the separation of its salvage auction business through a distribution of the outstanding shares of common stock of its ...

Got $50 million for a vacation? NASA to open space station to private citizens
Reuters - 2019-06-07
WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. The shift reverses a long-standing ...

Colorado's $100 insulin price cap law considered by other states
Upi.com - 2019-06-07
June 7 (UPI) --A new law in Colorado capping the price of insulin for insured patients at $100 per month has generated interest in other states, as the price of the life-saving drug has spiked, lawmakers said. Gov. Jared Polis signed HB 1216 in May ...

Inside the secret messages that allegedly show how big drug companies plotted to increase the price of your medicines
Business Insider - 2019-06-07
In April 2014, after the drugmaker Mylan hiked prices on more than seven of its drugs, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's largest generic drugmaker and one of Mylan's biggest rivals, allegedly wanted to increase its prices, too. Just four days ...

FCC passes measure urging carriers to block robocalls by default
TechCrunch - 2019-06-07
The FCC voted at its open meeting this week to adopt an anti-robocall measure, but it may or may not lead to any abatement of this maddening practice -- and it might not be free, either.

Traditional shops vs online sites
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Nowadays, shopping has become more effortless. With just a click of a mouse or a tap on a screen, people can buy within seconds. Online shopping has become popular due to its convenience ...

Welcome aboard a world-class destination
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Following the completion of its several residential projects near and within the MOA Complex, SM Development Corp. recently unveiled Sail Residences, an additional upscale condominium development ...

Conservation and technology
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
Leo Reiner of the Bamboo Organ Foundation scans the QR code at the ... Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Center for Conservation of ...

A new kind of surveillance is coming to US skies-in a balloon
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
Asked if the company would sell access to police departments, Andrew Antonio, director of business development for World View, said "flying a Stratollite is no different" than how "domestic ...

Legendary short seller Jim Chanos: Uber and Lyft went public because they had to, not because they wanted to
Business Insider - 2019-06-07
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Sikorsky test flies Black Hawk helicopter without a pilot
Upi.com - 2019-06-07
June 7 (UPI) --Sikorsky for the first time operated a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight controls in the Lockheed Martin company's quest to transform the aircraft into an optionally piloted vehicle. The flight on May 29 at ...

Health and science startups could be uniquely positioned to dupe investors and the public, experts say
Business Insider - 2019-06-07
Healthcare investing isn't for the faint of heart. Where a traditional Silicon Valley tech startup might dare to disrupt how people share photos or hail a ride, health and science startups often involve putting vulnerable people's lives on the line.

Hearing Health in WatchOS 6 is going to open our eyes and plug our ears
ZDNet - 2019-06-07
Apple Watch started as an iPhone accessory that acted more like an extended display capable of showing notifications and dumbed-down apps when it launched in 2015. A few generations later, Apple Watch has evolved into a device that's almost broke free of ...

DTI pitches PHL to South Korean investors, potential of e-vehicle industry
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
Lopez highlighted the strong macroeconomic fundamentals, as well as the continuing growth story of the Philippines to South Korean business executives during a high-level roundtable meeting on ...

Immigrants help to alleviate US health-care staffing shortage
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
THE health-care skills gap would be even larger without American immigrants. In 2017, immigrants accounted for 18.2 percent of health-care workers, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

NASA to open International Space Station to private astronauts
Upi.com - 2019-06-07
June 7 (UPI) --At a press conference on Friday, NASA announced new opportunities for the private sector on the International Space Station and in low-Earth orbit. "We're hear because the International Space Station is now open for business," Stephanie ...

Blogger nabbed in Iloilo for libel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
ILOILO CITY -- Policemen arrested Iloilo blogger and radio blocktimer Manuel "Boy Mejorada on Friday night over a libel complaint filed by Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor. A team from the police ...

Under Right Circumstances, Bariatric Surgery Good for Obese Teens
Medscape - 2019-06-07
Primary care providers should consider referring "appropriate" obese adolescent patients for bariatric surgery, according to a new review article published in the medical progress section of the Journal of Pediatrics. "Obesity and associated comorbid ...

Drugstores Often Don't Have Opioid Antidote in Stock, Philly Study Shows
U.S. News & World Report - 2019-06-07
FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though the drug naloxone can be a lifesaving antidote to an opioid overdose, researchers in Philadelphia report that only a third of drugstores in that city carried it. What's more, although Pennsylvania's ...

Unit of drugmaker Insys pleads guilty to U.S. opioid bribe scheme
Reuters - 2019-06-07
BOSTON (Reuters) - A unit of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud charges as part of an $225 million deal with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims that the drugmaker bribed doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication.

Drilon decries scheme to strip opposition of committees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
MANILA, PHILIPPINES--The head of the minority bloc at the Senate insisted that all senators are covered by an unwritten rule that incumbents should retain leadership of their committees amid ...

South China Sea marine life in danger of collapse amid territorial dispute - expert
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 7) -- Marine life in the disputed South China Sea is in danger of collapse unless claimant countries move to address the issue, a United States-based think ...

New Chief Medical Officer Announced
Medscape - 2019-06-07
Prof Chris Whitty has been appointed the new Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK Government's Chief Medical Adviser. Prof Whitty is a practising NHS consultant physician in acute medicine and infectious diseases at University College London ...

Olvis Immigration and Travel Celebrating 33rd Year in Business Providing Visa Support Services
YAHOO! - 2019-06-07
CEBU CITY, Philippines, June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Representatives with Olvis Immigration and Travel announced today that it is celebrating 33 years in business providing visa support ...

Rare joint statement of UN rapporteurs call for probe of PH killings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Some of the biggest names in human rights performing investigative tasks for the United Nations (UN) issued a rare joint statement on Friday, June 7, asking the UN to conduct an "independent ...

UN rapporteurs, in rare joint statement, call for independent probe of PH drug war killings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Some of the biggest names in human rights performing investigative tasks for the United Nations (UN) issued a rare joint statement on Friday, June 7, asking the UN to conduct an "independent ...

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