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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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
Upi.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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 ...

Palace decrees reinforced PPA control over port area, says Razon firm
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
In a statement sent to the Inquirer, the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) said what the state pension fund is holding to claim ownership of the disputed 67-hectare piece of ...

POGO firms drive demand for Metro Manila office space
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) -- Metro Manila remained a hot spot for businesses, with online gambling operators leading increased rentals during the first quarter. Philippine offshore ...

Someone from Philippines could win a $530M jackpot this week
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
A lottery ticket messenger service, theLotter uses local ... be won at any time and the next draw is coming up soon. It is totally possible for the next big lottery prize winner to be a resident of the Philippines! For more information on how to play ...

Business sector cheers plan to open mothballed North Cotabato airport
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Central Mindanao's business sector is hopeful that the region's economy will improve if the airport in the province, which has been idle for a decade, opens soon. The airport in M'lang town in North Cotabato--the old name ...

Church officials deny ties to 'Bikoy'
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) -- Two church officials denied allegations made against them by Peter Advincula, or alias "Bikoy", who said he and Senator Antonio Trillanes met up with ...

Roque: Whistleblowers to file case vs. PhilHealth officials over alleged ghost kidney treatments
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
He said this is the norm in many hospitals and medical centers nationwide ... CNN Philippines has reached out to the dialysis center in Novaliches, Quezon City named by the complainants in the affidavit, but they declined to comment.

Meralco power rates lower in June
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) -- Customers will pay less for their electricity bills this month as the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced a fresh drop in power rates on Thursday.

Court allows ex-PNP chief's trip to Taiwan
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) -- The anti-graft court has allowed former national police chief Allan Purisima to travel abroad while his cases are pending. The Sandiganbayan's Sixth ...

Ousting Duterte is not part of my job as priest -- Villegas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Ousting President Rodrigo ... it is impossible for him and Advincula to meet in December 2018 at a university since he was in Bataan during the time.

China grants 5G licences for commercial use
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
SHANGHAI -- China on Thursday granted 5G commercial licenses to four domestic companies, taking a big step in its bid to be a global leader in next generation wireless networks amid fierce ...

Drug suspect dead in Patikul, Sulu buy-bust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Police killed a drug suspect during a buy-bust operation in Patikul, Sulu on Thursday. A report from the Sulu Police Provincial Office said an undercover agent managed to ...

AirAsia looks to snap losing streak with IPO of Philippine unit
NIKKEI - 2019-06-06
Meanwhile, its domestic market share grew to 16.8% in 2018 from 9.7% in 2014, putting pressure on budget airline Cebu Pacific, the market leader, according to data from the Philippine Civil ...

G20 to tackle US-China trade war, digital tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
as the G20 reportedly moves toward a tax scheme based on the amount of business a company does in a country, not where it is based. But the United States is pushing for a broader approach that may ...

Jiuye SCM Presents Fruit Ripening and Shipping Expertise at IFEX Philippines
YAHOO! - 2019-06-06
Jiuye's business-to-customer delivery service handles as many as 200,000 daily orders, with an annual growth rate of 50%. "We're delighted to connect with more local farmers in the Philippines ...

Luzon grid on yellow, red alerts on June 6
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Luzon grid will be under yellow and red alerts on certain periods this Thursday, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said. In a Facebook post ...

'Best ever' simulation solves 40-year black hole mystery
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
PARIS, France -- Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet, solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter. Coming fresh on the heels of the first ever photo ...

Guanzon: Duterte Youth ruling a mockery
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- For two glaring reasons, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should have denied the substitution application of the nominees of the Duterte Youth party list, including ...

Alexa will soon be able to book your date night -- including dinner, movie, and a ride
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
(CNN) -- You may be used to asking Alexa to play music, tell you the weather, or any number of simple requests. But what if you commanded Amazon's voice assistant to buy movie tickets, and it ...

Landbank jacking up lending to farm sector
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
State-owned Land Bank of the Philippines has set aside P5 billion of its funds to intensify direct lending programs for agrarian reform beneficiaries as the agriculture sector aims to increase its ...

DENR, Aboitiz Group renew partnership for environment
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
It represents the essence of the Aboitiz Group purpose and brand promise: to drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities," Aboitiz added. This July, the Aboitiz Group ...

COA to CHR: Stop repairing old vehicles, buy new ones
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Stop repairing decades-old service vehicles. Use newly purchased cars. This was the advice of the Commission on Audit (COA) to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

NTC issues rules on phone unlocking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
Philippine telcos were ordered by the government to unlock mobile phones and other devices free of charge after the contract period ends. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on May 31 ...

The real reason you aren't getting promoted at work
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
(CNN) -- There's more to getting promoted than showing up and working hard. It's about going the extra mile and contributing in ways that aren't expected, said Ian Siegel, CEO of ZipRecruiter.

Apple monitor stand that costs more than an iPhone sparks online uproar
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
(CNN) -- Apple product launches always get buzz, but one new gadget announcement has left some people bemused: a monitor stand that costs nearly as much as some computers. At its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose this week, Apple (AAPL ...

Higher food, fuel costs raise inflation to 3.2%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Prices of basic goods and services rose at a slightly faster clip in May due to higher food prices as well as an increase in rent and utilities and fuel costs, the ...

DOF wants full PH transition to e-invoicing by end-2022
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
However, further reforms are needed," the finance official said. "The Bureau of Internal Revenue, in partnership with the government of Korea, is set to complete the development of the e ...

Isabela mayor convicted of usurpation
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Reelected Mayor Nestor Uy of Gamu, Isabela was sentenced to up to six months in prison for preventing the hiring of four municipal employees to be assigned in the office of the vice mayor in 2013. In 53-page decision promulgated on ...

In a time of sweeping changes, PHL and US march forward as friends, partners, allies
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
THE current Ambassador of the United States to the Philippines has proven to be a foreign diplomat most challenging to be interviewed. Is it because of security concerns? Or, a hectic schedule ...

LTFRB to Grab: Explain deactivation of 8,000 units
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a show cause order to ridehailing platform Grab to explain its decision to deactivate 8,000 transport network vehicle service (TNVS) units operating without ...

Amazon's New Delivery Drone Will Start Shipping Packages 'In A Matter Of Months'
Forbes - 2019-06-05
Amazon debuted a new, fully electric version of its package delivery drone that it says will start shipping packages to consumers "in a matter of months." Amazon executive Jeff Wilke announced at the company's re:MARS conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday ...

Sotto: Senate preserved separation of powers in 17th Congress
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
MANILA ... been enacted into law in the last three years, including the Bangsamoro Organic Law, National Identification System, Universal Health Care Law, Mental Health Act, Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (Free College Education ...

YouTube bans Holocaust denial videos in policy reversal
Reuters - 2019-06-05
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube said on Wednesday it would remove videos that deny the Holocaust, school shootings and other "well-documented violent events," a major reversal in policy as it fights criticism that it provides a platform for hate ...

Holcim PHL closes deals supporting construction growth in Davao
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
The cement-maker has manufacturing facilities in La Union, Bulacan, Batangas, Misamis Oriental and Davao, as well as aggregates and dry-mix business and technical support facilities for building ...

These groundbreaking MIT robots were inspired by biological cells
Mashable - 2019-06-05
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 ...

Cancer Bone Mets Therapy: One in 40 Patients at Risk for ONJ
Medscape - 2019-06-05
CHICAGO -- New data highlight the risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in cancer patients who take bone-modifying agents to reduce the risk for skeletal events associated with bone metastases. Catherine H. Van Poznak, MD, University of Michigan ...

HHS halts federal research using human fetal tissue
Upi.com - 2019-06-05
June 5 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as a victory. The Trump ...

Huawei has reportedly cut orders to suppliers in a potential sign that it's already feeling the burn from being blacklisted in the US
Business Insider - 2019-06-05
Huawei has scaled back orders to major suppliers that produce components for its smartphone and telecom infrastructure products and has decreased its estimates for smartphone shipments in 2019, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review. It's ...

High-tech fitness startup Peloton said it just filed for an IPO. Here's what it's like to use its $2,000 bike.
Business Insider - 2019-06-05
Peloton has revolutionized home fitness. Since launching in 2012, the New York-based high-tech fitness company has gained a cult following of fans who are obsessed with its core product, the indoor cycling bike. It announced Wednesday that it had filed for ...

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