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Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance Meeting
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
About a year ago, we convened meetings on digitalization. It was attended by relevant stakeholders of the digital ecosystem to get the message across in terms of the tremendous impact of embracing digitalization. I believe that it is the way forward and ...

Congress OKs Mislatel's transfer to Dennis Uy-China Telecom group
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- Businessman Dennis Uy's bid to be the third player in the telecommunications industry can now move forward after changes to the franchise of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel) cleared Congress.

Elections done, end the bickering -- Gatchalian
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Now that the elections are over, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday called for an end to the bickering. He issued the remark a day after 12 newly-elected senators were ...

Guanzon to oppose Cardema substitution as Duterte Youth nominee
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines - A top official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said she would disagree with former National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ronald Cardema becoming a substitute ...

Main stock index seen rebounding to 8,600
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
Global insurance giant Sun Life of Canada sees the Philippine stock barometer rebounding to 8,600 this year, thanks to a more favorable macroeconomic environment and a prospective double-digit ...

Case of 2 missing Grab drivers probed
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila Police District (MPD) has formed a task group to look into the case of two missing Grab drivers. Probers linked the disappearance of Laurence Fajardo and Manuel Alamudin to a traffic violator who fled authorities on Monday.

3rd telco player gets franchise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
The China Telecom-backed Mislatel Consortium can now move forward and apply for the necessary permits to operate a telecommunications service and challenge industry incumbents PLDT Inc. and Globe ...

Philippines, SoKor keen on boosting ties
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
Lee said Seoul has pursued several initiatives in the areas of education, information and communications technology (ICT), gender equality and inclusive development, among others, which the Philippines can tap to help achieve its goal of economic inclusion ...

Cebu bettor wins P107-million lotto jackpot
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- A bettor in Toledo City, Cebu won the jackpot in the 6/42 Regular Lotto drawn on Tuesday night, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office announced yesterday. The bettor guessed the winning combination 19-34-25-01-04-13, which had a ...

Alsons unit reports 1.2% increase in 1st quarter net income
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR) saw a 1.2-percent growth in first-quarter consolidated net income at P104.4 million this year. ACR said in a statement the three-month net income increased ...

Easing of rice imports to cut 20% of NFA staff
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
Torda said in a phone interview that their group was looking to file a case against the government at the Supreme Court to question the constitutionality of certain provisions of the rice import ...

Hey Siri, stop perpetuating sexist stereotypes, UN says
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-22
(CNN) -- Siri, Alexa and other female-voiced AI assistants are perpetuating gender stereotypes and encouraging sexist and abusive language from users, a UN report has said. The report by UNESCO ...

Rockwell income grows 40% in Q1
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-22
The commercial leasing business which includes retail and office operations reported revenues of P562 million for the period, 30 percent higher than the previous P431 million. "This was mainly ...

Prada to go fur-free in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-22
(CNN) -- Prada has announced it will stop using fur in its products and design beginning in February 2020. The decision applies to all of the Italian fashion house's brands, including Miu Miu ...

MMDA execs disagree on EDSA bus ban
philstar.com - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Is the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) ready to implement the ban on provincial buses along EDSA next month? Officials of the MMDA yesterday gave conflicting statements on whether to push through with the EDSA bus ...

Envoy confident Aussie troops safe in Mindanao war games
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
ZAMBOANGA CITY, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, Philippines -- The Australian government is confident that its troops who are participating in military exercises in Mindanao are in safe hands despite its ...

Angry Duterte orders trash shipped back to Canada at PH expense
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Outraged by the delay in the return of tons of Canadian trash illegally shipped into the country, President Rodrigo Duterte has taken matters into his own hands by sending ...

Duterte dared: Question HK over Morales ordeal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
Morales flew to Hong Kong on Tuesday with her husband, children and grandchildren for a five-day vacation, but immigration authorities stopped her at the airport, held her there for about four ...

5 RCBC execs charged in Bangladesh money laundering case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a money laundering case against officials of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in connection with the $81-million stolen ...

Mass poverty: Falling, persisting or swelling?
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-22
It is dangerous for the government policy makers and economic planners to assume a business-as-usual posture based on the PSA data on declining unemployment and poverty. The gravity of joblessness ...

Three exocomets found around star located 63 light-years away
Upi.com - 2019-05-22
May 22 (UPI) --Astronomers have discovered a trio of exocomets circling Beta Pictoris, a star located 63 light-years from Earth. The discovery was made possible by NASA's newest planet-hunter, TESS. Though the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite was ...

61 party-list reps proclaimed; ACT-CIS, Bayan Muna get 3 seats each
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines--Sixty-one party-list representatives from 51 different groups will join the 18th Congress in July after they were proclaimed Wednesday night by the Commission on Elections ...

Apple's profit will drop by almost 30% if China bans products, Goldman Sachs estimates
Business Insider - 2019-05-22
Apple's profits would plunge by almost 30% if China enacts a total ban on the company's products, according to Goldman Sachs. The dollar amount would be a reduction in net income by over $15 billion annually. According to Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall ...

Aspirin unlikely to cause more brain bleeds for stroke patients
Upi.com - 2019-05-22
May 22 (UPI) --An aspirin regimen is safe for people who've suffered a stroke and does not cause additional brain bleeding, a new study says. Nearly 66 percent of people who took aspirin and other antiplatelet medicines didn't suffer additional brain ...

T-Mobile-Sprint deal would boost prices, hurt poorest U.S. consumers, experts say
Reuters - 2019-05-22
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Concessions by T-Mobile US Inc to win U.S. government approval to buy Sprint Corp will likely lead to higher prices for the poorest Americans, many of whom use prepaid wireless plans, analysts and activists said. The more ...

Little Caesars to collaborate with Impossible Food on plant-based 'meat toppings'
Mashable - 2019-05-22
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 ...

Just 1 more rate cut seen in 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-22
THE Philippines is due for only one more rate cut for this year, an international research group predicted on Wednesday, as it described the current leadership in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ...

BSP to buy more gold from small miners
philstar.com - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may further build up its foreign exchange reserves after President Duterte signed a law exempting small-scale miners from paying income and excise taxes when they sell their gold to the central ...

Citi Bikes can now be rented through the Lyft app
The Verge - 2019-05-22
In July 2018, Lyft announced that it was buying Motivate, the largest bike-share operator in the US, including Citi Bike in New York City. At the time, it was seen as a major move by the ride-hailing company to expand beyond cars. Now, bikes and cars are ...

In Warmer Rooms, Women Were Better Test Takers
The New York Times - 2019-05-22
It is a truth universally acknowledged -- or at least, much discussed on social media -- that a woman who works in an office is in want of a sweater. Office air conditioning is often set at a temperature that women find chilly; the resulting water-cooler ...

A Bataan icon rises again
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-22
Being situated within the Bataan Freeport area, this place is perfect for business. Still, being literally on a hilltop, it is secluded from the businesses surrounding it. Though not a beachfront ...

There are all sorts of protesters outside of Amazon's shareholder meeting, including people in poop emoji costumes
Business Insider - 2019-05-22
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." Amazon's annual shareholder's meeting took place on Wednesday in Seattle and the scene outside of the event is ...

Financial instruments tied to bank reserve requirements under review
philstar.com - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is now identifying the types of financial instruments to be covered by the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for banks in light of the recent amendments to the charter of the central bank.

Medical Investigation: How Did 494 Children in One Pakistani City Get HIV?
NPR - 2019-05-22
This spring, a number of parents in Ratodero, a poor neighborhood in the city of Larkana in southern Pakistan, were worried about their children. A number of kids had been running a fever for a while. Their parents had been taking them to a clinic run by ...

Philippines' Duterte loses patience, orders trash shipped back Canada
Reuters - 2019-05-22
"The removal will be complete by the end of June, as the waste must be safely treated to meet Canadian safety and health requirements," the statement said. The Philippines has made several diplomatic protests to Canada since a 2016 court ruling that ...

Gastric Bypass Ups Fracture Risk, Need for Long-term Management
Medscape - 2019-05-22
Patients, including those aged 65 years or older, who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for severe obesity should be followed long term for fractures, because they face a substantially increased risk compared with those who undergo adjustable gastric ...

Mnuchin says more U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away
Reuters - 2019-05-22
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. Washington this ...

Women with sleep apnea may be at higher cancer risk than men
Upi.com - 2019-05-22
Some people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of cancer, and the odds may be higher for women than men, researchers say. "Recent studies have shown that low blood oxygen levels during the night and disrupted sleep, which are both common in ...

More Power inks PSA with AboitizPower unit
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-22
"As of now we are looking at the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) and the Global Business Power Corp. (GBPC)," he said. According to Mr. Castro, they are still finalizing the negotiations with GBPC. "There are ongoing negotiations because we ...

Speakership race shapes up as 4 lawmakers eye top House post
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) -- The race for the next House Speaker is shaping up as a formidable fight. At least four lawmakers are eyeing to replace former President Gloria Macapagal ...

LOOK: PDP-Laban holds thanksgiving dinner
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) -- Members of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) gathered Wednesday for a thanksgiving dinner in San Juan City, following the party's ...

House OKs refiled coco levy fund bill on 2nd reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a refiled bill seeking to create the coco levy fund, a trust fund worth billions of pesos for coconut ...

Health, education, jobs on top of Rufus concerns
Sun Star - 2019-05-22
"So mao na nga I will immediately file in Congress a bill that will increase the capacity of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center to from 600 to 1,000," Rodriguez said, adding that the number of nurses, doctors and midwives will also be double

Senate OKs 'end endo' bill
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) -- The Senate has passed a bill that seeks to strengthen workers' security of tenure and prohibit the practice of labor-only contracting. The upper chamber ...

Senate panel draft seeks P45 to P60 tax on tobacco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A draft committee report of a bill, which will further increase excise tax on tobacco products to between P45 and P60 per pack starting next year, is being routed for ...

Making democracy work after elections
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-22
For all intents and purposes, we are a quasi-feudal society. Power is controlled by a few business and political families while the rest content themselves in participating in the fiesta-like atmosphere of the elections while choosing to be absentee ...

Security guard charged for rape-slay of La Salle Lipa student
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
LIPA CITY, Philippines - A security guard has been charged for the rape and killing of a De La Salle Lipa student in Lipa City, Batangas. Batangas police director Col. Edwin Quilates said ...

Fitch unit: Bangko Sentral to ease monetary policy further
philstar.com - 2019-05-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will likely cut its policy rate by the end of the year following a similar move this month, which came "sooner than expected," a Fitch unit said. In a research note sent to reporters Wednesday ...

With Duterte allies in 18th Congress, peace talks are doomed -- Joma
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-22
LUCENA CITY, Philippines - Top rebel leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison was convinced that the peace talks are now doomed because the majority of the upcoming members of the 18th Congress are ...

ACT-CIS, Bayan Muna secure 3 party-list group seats
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) -- Two party-list groups won three seats each at the House of Representatives after the 2019 midterm polls. The Commission on Elections sitting as the ...

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