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Bayan: Manila Water rebates, P500M fine not enough
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), one of the groups that petitioned against Manila Water for large-scale service interruptions last March, has welcomed the rebates for ...

Murder suspect surrenders to PNP-HPG unit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A man wanted for murder and frustrated murder has surrendered to a unit of the Philippine National Police - Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG). A report from the PNP-HPG on ...

Cardema may face possible charges over questionable youth meeting - DOJ
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 20) -- The Justice Department on Tuesday said it will begin looking into the move of former National Youth Commission (NYC) chairperson Ronald Cardema to ...

Manila dubbed as one of the top cities for fintechs
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- Manila is among the friendliest cities in the world for financial technology (fintech) startups, according to a global research firm. Startup Genome released its annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report on May 9 ...

COA tells Calida's office: Stop holding seminars, training in pricey hotels
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has been spending unnecessarily on seminars and training held in expensive hotels, according to state auditors ...

COA flags Office of Solicitor General's travel expenses in 2018 worth P7 million
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- The Commission on Audit has flagged the travel expenses of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) for 2018. In its annual audit report, auditors ...

Makabayan bloc gangs up on Cardema, calls him names
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Members of the House Makabayan opposition bloc have ganged up on Former National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ronald Cardema amid his attempt to replace his wife and become ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
BEIJING - Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Seoul advanced, while ...

DFA files criminal case for death of OFW in Kuwait
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has filed a criminal case in Kuwait for the death of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). The DFA said on Tuesday they have ...

Clear skies with scattered rains expected Monday evening in Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Clear skies with a chance of thunderstorms and scattered rainshowers are expected Monday evening in some parts of Luzon, according to the state weather bureau in its 4.p.m ...

All Manila Water customers to receive bill rebate in June
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- All customers of east zone concessionaire Manila Water will be compensated for the inconvenience caused by the crippling water interruptions in March ...

China's 'most destructive' boats back in Scarborough - think tank
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- Chinese clam harvesting fleets have returned to disputed waters in South China sea in the last six months, a U.S.-based maritime think tank said.

All Manila Water customers to receive bill rebate in June
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- All customers of Manila Water Company, Inc. will be compensated for water interruptions in March, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS ...

Number of DTI-registered businesses rises to 1.42 M
philstar.com - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of registered businesses in the Philippines has reached 1.42 million as of end-May, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. Citing the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, the DTI said ...

3 women arrested with P4.76-million shabu stashed in tea bags
philstar.com - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Three women were arrested in a drug sting in Taguig City on Sunday afternoon. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives seized around 700 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with a street value of P4.76 ...

Kiko Pangilinan quits as LP president
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines-Opposition Sen. Francis Pangilinan is stepping down as president of the once-dominant Liberal Party (LP), the party announced on Tuesday. In an issued statement, Pangilinan ...

Pia Cayetano to push for divorce bill again when she returns to the Senate
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21 ... It has remained in the Senate Women committee since its filing. Cayetano, who ranks fourth in the partial and official Senate race results, acknowledged ...

Bill creating PH space agency gets Senate nod
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to create the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA). Senate Bill No. 1983, known as an "Act of ...

TUV Rheinland new OSH Consultancy Services pave the way to positive working environments in the Philippines
YAHOO! - 2019-05-21
TUV Rheinland Philippines recently attained accreditation as an OSH Consulting Organization from the country's Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC). This capability will further safeguard ...

Teacher dead, 2 hurt in 3-vehicle smashup
philstar.com - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- An elementary school teacher died while two others were severely injured after a passenger jeepney slammed into his motorcycle and a van in Sta. Mesa, Manila yesterday morning. Bienvenido Luha, of Rosauro Almario Elementary School ...

ACT asks Congress to amend Election Service Reform Act
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) on Monday called on Congress to amend the landmark Election Service Reform Act (Esra) to resolve issues that hounded teachers ...

Sotto to keep Senate presidency, Alvarez plots return as Speaker
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 20) -- Senators have agreed that Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III will keep his post in the next Congress, while Davao del Norte 1st District Rep.

What did Huawei do to land in such hot water with the U.S.?
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
(CNN) -- Huawei has endured a tenuous relationship with the United States for a decade, reaching a boiling point last week when the Trump administration banned American corporations from doing ...

U.S. loosens restrictions on Huawei products temporarily
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-21
(CNN) -- To help American companies cope with the shock of banning Huawei equipment, the Trump administration temporarily eased up -- just a bit -- on its restrictions. On Monday, the US ...

2GO swings to net loss in first quarter
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-21
"Costs of services and goods sold increased 20%, primarily driven by rising fuel and commodity prices and increased sales of inventory from our distribution business. Fuel prices increased 19% compared to the 1 st quarter of 2018, which resulted in a ...

Amaia Land continues provincial expansion with residential community in Iloilo
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-21
Real estate revenues rose 6% to P37.44 billion, on the "sustained performance of its property development business and the surge in commercial leasing revenues." ALI reported that Amaia Land revenues surged 47% to P2 billion in the first quarter on ...

Davao power demand seen rising 30%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
To prepare for this, the Aboitiz Power Corp.-led distributor has set aside P3.1 billion for capital expenditures to modernize its distribution system starting this year. Davao Light said in a ...

Emperador embarks on 5-yr expansion plan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-21
Betting on growing global consumer affluence, tycoon Andrew Tan-led Emperador Inc. has mapped out a five-year expansion plan that makes a big push for premium brandy products and the growth of its ...

Police seize P12M cash, rice, eggs in campaign vs vote-buying
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Vote-buying comes in cash and in kind, including rice and eggs. Gen. Oscar Albayalde, the Philippine National Police chief, on Monday said that on top of the more than P12 ...

Report: More companies in China compelled to hand over technology
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-20
In a report issued on Monday, May 20, 2019, a business group says the number of foreign companies in China that feel compelled to hand over technology in exchange for market access has doubled ...

Gearing eCAR to full throttle
philstar.com - 2019-05-20
In the advent of automation of businesses and operational transactions both in the private and public sector, the government is constantly challenged to meet the ever-growing demand for efficient and reliable services. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR ...

Senate approves Sept. 8 as special working holiday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill which seeks to declare September 8 as a special working holiday every year in celebration of the birth of ...

Questions as the new rice regime begins
philstar.com - 2019-05-20
The price of rice at retail outlets is dropping, which is making consumers happy -- and which perhaps helped the current administration get the landslide votes to support its slate. On the other hand, rice farmers are bewildered as farm gate prices for ...

DENR gives El Nido, LGUs 1 week to act on environmental law violations
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-20
He said the business permits of the 10 El Nido hotels and restaurants that were recently issued with cease-and-desist orders (CDOs) by the DENR Mimaropa region and EMB-Mimaropa should be suspended.

BOP posts surplus for 6th straight month in April
philstar.com - 2019-05-20
A surplus means more foreign exchange flowed into the country from exports, remittances from overseas Filipinos, business process outsourcing earnings and tourism receipts than what flowed out to pay for the importation of more goods, services, and capital.

PIDS cites need to strengthen DICT functions
philstar.com - 2019-05-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The state-run think tank has cited the need to strengthen the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) with the goal of removing overlapping functions with other departments and defining its role in the ...

12,000 foreigners working illegally in PH - DOLE
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 20) -- Authorities are eyeing to shut down online gaming firms found to have hired at least 12,000 foreigners illegally. The Department of Labor and Employment ...

Season 4 of 'Rick and Morty' to premiere in November
Mashable - 2019-05-20
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 ...

Out-of-Pocket Costs for MS, Other Neurology Meds, Soar
Medscape - 2019-05-20
Out-of-pocket costs for drugs used to treat neurologic diseases including dementia and Parkinson's disease (PD) have increased exponentially over the past 13 years with the most dramatic increase for multiple sclerosis (MS) medications, new research shows.

The Job Market for Doctors Is Booming. Here's What It Means for You
Fortune - 2019-05-20
Of all the job categories in America, the market for doctors is booming. Newly-minted doctors are choosing from multiple job offers, getting paid more sumptuously than ever, and can practice ...

DOJ chief: Duterte need not divulge health status if work is not affected
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-20
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte need not divulge his state of health unless it is serious enough that he is no longer capable of performing his mandate, Justice Secretary Menardo ...

Huawei has been blacklisted by the US government. Here's what happened to the last Chinese tech company that got the 'death penalty.'
Business Insider - 2019-05-20
Google has stopped providing updates of its Android software to China's Huawei, the second-largest smartphone maker, after the US government placed Huawei on a trade blacklist. Google's ban could have a massive effect on Huawei's mobile business.

Not Just For Soldiers: Civilians With PTSD Struggle To Find Effective Therapy
NPR - 2019-05-20
Lauren Walls had lived with panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks for years. The 26-year-old San Antonio teacher sought help from a variety of mental health professionals -- including spending five years and at least $20,000 with one therapist who used ...

Ancient lunar collision explains the moon's two faces
Upi.com - 2019-05-20
May 20 (UPI) --The moon has two faces -- the smoother, Earth-facing side and the rougher side, the dark side of the moon, which is marred by thousands of craters. Now, scientists know why the moon's hemispheres are so different. According to a new study ...

Supreme Court gives Merck another shot to avoid Fosamax lawsuits
Reuters - 2019-05-20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck & Co a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, throwing ...

ACT-CIS keeps lead in party-list race in Comelec count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The administration-allied ACT-CIS party-list group is still on top of the party-list race with 2,632,262 votes, according to the partial and official count by the ...

Rules on material related party transactions
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-20
Hence, PLCs must religiously comply with these requirements; otherwise, their business operations will be greatly affected by possible closure or suspension of operations. PLCs should not ...

Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype
Medscape - 2019-05-20
An anti-inflammatory agent does not improve depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar depression but shows promise in a subpopulation of this group who have a history of trauma, new research suggests. Investigators compared adjunctive infliximab ...

Spending like an OFW
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-20
For those families where the OFW experience was intended to be for a limited time, large capital expenditures for homes and a family business were the priority. For those that planned to be career ...

US to roll out economic part of peace plan for Middle East
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-20
In a joint statement with Bahrain, the White House said the workshop will give government, civil and business leaders a chance to gather support for economic initiatives that could be possible ...

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