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PEZA: Less applicants seek ecozone status
philstar.com - 2019-07-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) expects less than half of the 131 ecozone applications in Metro Manila to vie for ecozone status even if the office of the President (OP) decides to give them a longer period of six ...

Police identify five persons of interest in Binondo bank robbery
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 15) -- Manila police have identified five persons of interest in the bank robbery in Sto. Cristo, Binondo, Manila. Based on security camera footage, police ...

Philippine authorities declare national dengue alert after 456 deaths
The Straits Times - 2019-07-15
MANILA (DPA) - Philippine health authorities on Monday (July 15) raised the alert for dengue in the country following a sharp increase in the number of cases of the illness, which has killed 456 nationwide in the first half of the year. The number of ...

Duterte signs 20% student fare discount on all modes of transportation
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 15) -- Filipino students will soon enjoy a discount on all modes of transportation. President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure providing a 20 ...

SM Prime income hits ?10.5B in Q2
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 15) -- SM Prime Holdings, Inc. saw a 16 percent income boost in the second quarter, driven by strong mall revenues and condominium sales. The Sy-led firm made ...

Palace downplays possible effects of cutting ties with Iceland
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang on Monday downplayed possible consequences should the Philippines cut ties with Iceland after initiating a resolution calling on the United Nations Human Rights ...

Bulls regain control of Philippine stock market
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The bulls regained control of the local stock market on Monday, allowing the local stock barometer to breach 8,300 and close at its highest level in 16 months. The ...

Surprise!: BOC officials, employees take drug test
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has conducted a surprise drug testing of its officers and employees in a move to ensure that the agency is free from illegal drugs. The surprise ...

Duterte OKs law creating social welfare attaché for OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
Sen. Joel Villanueva, a, chair of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development, confirmed the signing of the new law.

Find a problem you are passionate to solve: Startup tips from JUUL Labs founder, Adam Bowen
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-15
2. Be flexible with how you manage your business. One benefit of getting things wrong early on is that you become aware of how imperfect your initial solutions may be. Bowen warned startups against the dangers of believing too much in your idea ...

WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions for July 15
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tropical Depression "Falcon" may make landfall over Cagayan on Wednesday. Rainy weather is also ...

Wet week ahead due to Tropical Depression Falcon
philstar.com - 2019-07-15
Falcon' was last seen 990 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, state weather bureau PAGASA said in a weather bulletin. It is heading north northwest at 20 km per hour. It packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gusts of up to 60 kph.

Carpio to Duterte: There are many ways to enforce arbitral ruling other than war
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
In a speech before graduating students of the Ateneo de Manila University Law School, Carpio said the government should not just "sit idly by" and let China seize territories within the ...

Ortigas eyes stock market for fundraising
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
Property developer Ortigas & Co. Ltd. may tap the stock market to fund expansion plans in the future but it has ruled out doing so using the backdoor route. Refuting recurring speculations that it ...

More casuals than regulars in BFAR, says COA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Casuals outnumber regular employees, three to one, at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the Commission on Audit (COA) has found. In its annual audit ...

BPO projects affected by ban valued at P160B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
Nearly P160 billion worth of IT-BPM office spaces might no longer become economic zones after Malacañang banned new ecozones in Metro Manila last month in an order that caught many by surprise.

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
WASHINGTON -- Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime ...

PH, US to hold dialogue on defense, economics
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 15) -- Senior Philippine and US officials will discuss key issues on defense cooperation and economic involving the alliance between the two countries on Monday.

Stock index seen breaching 8,200 mark
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
The local stock barometer is seen attempting to breach the 8,200 barrier this week as the bulls struggle to regain control of the market. Last week, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index ...

Amazon is starting Prime Day 2019 a day early with discounts on its devices
The Verge - 2019-07-14
Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you're looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be. Vox Media has ...

Hardware store owner shot dead in Tacloban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines -- A man was shot dead on Sunday morning by still unidentified assailants as he was about to open a hardware store he owned in this city. Manuel Tan, 50, was ...

3 Top Biotech Stocks to Buy for the 2nd Half of 2019
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-14
Biotech stocks, in general, enjoyed a great first half of 2019. The biggest winners have been clinical-stage biotech stocks. Several of these smaller biotechs have quadrupled or more this year.

Fighting Big Tech Makes for Some Uncomfortable Bedfellows
New York Times - 2019-07-14
It was not a given that Steve Hilton, the conservative Fox News host, and Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor who worked in the Obama White House, would get along. But when they met by chance at a cocktail party in Washington last year, they ...

Huawei will reportedly lay off hundreds of US workers
The Verge - 2019-07-14
Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei is reportedly preparing to lay off hundreds of workers in the United States, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company has struggled in recent months after the Trump administration placed a de facto ban on US sales ...

BSP to help banks comply with agri-agra lending
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is looking at further expanding the list of eligible investments to help banks comply with the mandated threshold for agriculture and agrarian reform loans. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the ...

Ada Valley raw ground beef recalled due to possible contamination with broken metal bits
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-14
Ada Valley raw ground beef recalled due to possible contamination with broken metal bits originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Ada Valley Gourmet Foods, Inc. has recalled nearly 3,500 pounds of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with ...

'I Was Utterly Gutted': Farai Chideya Endures 3 Failed Adoptions
NPR - 2019-07-14
Farai Chideya wanted to become a mother. Five years and $50,000 after she began this quest, Chideya is still childless but has gained a harsh lesson about the ills of America's adoption system. Three times, Chideya was matched with a child and three times ...

Study in the US: Global classrooms create global opportunities
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-14
Whether Filipino or American, an aspiring business professional or health-care provider, one maxim applies to all students: the best academic fit brings out the best performance. Each higher ...

Outstanding Aerial Photos, Winners Of Drone Awards 2019
Forbes - 2019-07-14
A Shoal of Colorful Fish, by Jacek-Deneka Photographer Of The Year Winner. Cross-country skiers during the Ski Racing Festival "Bieg Piastow" in Poland. From the sky they look like shoal of colorful fish floating among coral reefs. The sky is literally the ...

What to Do About Prescription Drug Costs?
New York Times - 2019-07-14
Re "Sound, Fury and Prescription Drugs" (editorial, July 7): I heartily agree with your recommendations to constrain prescription drug costs. In addition to efforts at the federal level, state governments have been very active on this issue since 2017.

The rise of e-wallets
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
Kenneth Palacios, director and head of consumer business at PayMaya, said more Filipinos now prefer to use emerging payment options for their financial transactions. He said consumers today pay using their e-wallets not only for their online purchases ...

Philippines wheat imports higher at 7.2 million MT
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is expected to post a record-high wheat importation this year at 7.2 million metric tons amid continuous increasing consumption following smaller corn output. The latest report of the United States Department of ...

Remove stigma on mental health, experts urge government
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Health experts have called on the government to mainstream mental health services to remove the stigma associated with it, also lamenting the lack of psychiatrists and psychologists in the country despite the increasing number of ...

Stealthy TrickBot Malware Has Compromised 250 Million Email Accounts And Is Still Going Strong
Forbes - 2019-07-14
A strain of malware known as TrickBot has been infecting victims since 2016. It's still going strong today -- in fact many in the cybersecurity world consider it the top threat targeting businesses right now. Experts believe that TrickBot may have ...

P12-million smuggled rice seized off Basilan
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Naval forces intercepted a motorboat loaded with smuggled rice worth P12 million near an island off Basilan on Friday, security officials said. Rear Admiral Erick Kagaoan, chief of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao, said ...

Kadiwa-like stores to rise in Bangsamoro
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) will establish Marcos era-like Kadiwa store system in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to ensure food availability, especially in the remote areas. Agriculture Secretary ...

13 Pinoys with fake boarding passes held at NAIA
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted 13 Filipino passengers bound for Hongkong in possession of fake boarding passes believed to be acquired from a scammer. Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

3 Ways AI Can Help Businesses Improve Customer Relations
Entrepreneur - 2019-07-14
In a world where technology is changing rapidly, it can be hard for businesses to keep up with shifting consumer demands. Take how customers interact with businesses, for instance. According to a recent study by Drift, people now prefer real-time ...

The last three years
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-14
He cites the following as "significant economic and socially progressive legislation": the Rice Tariffication Act, the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the Agriculture Free Patent Act, the Ease of Doing Business Act, the Personal Property Security Act ...

Robredo spokesperson shrugs off VP's impeachment warning from anti-corruption exec
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 14) -- The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo downplayed the statement of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commissioner Manuelito Luna after he said Robredo ...

An Algorithm May Decide Your Next Pay Raise
Fortune - 2019-07-14
Just about everyone agrees that the traditional, annual-review-based way of evaluating employees simply doesn't work anymore, if it ever did. In fact, it's hard to think of anything businesses ...

Simple Ways To Prevent Falls In Older Adults
NPR - 2019-07-14
As we age, the risk of falling increases and becomes increasingly perilous. A fall can be a real health set-back for a frail, elderly person. And, more older adults are dying from falls today than they used to 20 years ago. A recent study showed that more ...

Palace hits critics for using survey to attack Duterte
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
There are many ways of asserting such rights," presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said. In the Social Weather Stations survey, most respondents expressed belief the country should assert its rights over the West Philippine Sea by invoking a 2016 ...

Depression is on the rise among Gen Z -- and teen girls are experiencing the worst of it
Business Insider - 2019-07-14
America's teens are depressed. The number of US teens ages 12 to 17 who said they experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017 increased by 59% since 2007. That's a total of 3.2 million teens, or 13% of the entire cohort, according to a Pew ...

Ship manning firm bares new BOC modus to link unsuspecting companies to smuggling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
BACOLOD CITY--A top official of a ship manning company based here on Sunday (July 14) called for an investigation of reports that linked it to the illegal release of 641 shipping containers ...

LPA expected to enter PAR, may develop into tropical depression
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The low pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) may enter the country Sunday night or Monday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric ...

Hard Rock returns to its roots, opens new hotel in birth city of London
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
It has come full circle for the Hard Rock brand, as the international chain opened a 900-room hotel in the heart of London, where the first Hard Rock Cafe was founded almost 50 years ago by a pair ...

Vietnam plans to become leading digital economy in Asean by 2030
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
HANOI -- Vietnam will become the leading digital country and economy in the Asean region by 2030 and allow testing of new technologies in the digital economy. This is one of the proposals in a ...

Cimatu: Flagged tourist spots have to comply with regulations or face sanctions
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 15) -- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says tourist spots that continue to violate environmental laws have been given time to shape up or risk facing sanctions.

Cement bucket falls from construction site, kills laborer
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A cable of a tower crane carrying a bucket filled with cement broke Sunday morning at a construction site in Manila leaving one laborer dead, according to the Manila Public Information Office. The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and ...

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