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2 village chiefs gunned down in Zamboanga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines -- Two village chiefs were shot to death in two separate incidents in the Zamboanga Peninsula on Saturday, according to police. First to be killed ...

Peso likely to strengthen
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-05
However, the peso declined week-on-week from the P51.85-per-dollar finish last May 3. Michael L. Ricafort, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. economist, said the peso will likely strengthen versus the US unit this week on the downward correction of the dollar ...

'No image will surpass this': Hubble telescope astronomers created a stunning picture of the deep universe with 16 years' worth of photos
Business Insider - 2019-05-05
Astronomers on Thursday published a remarkable new picture of the deep universe. The image, shown in full at the end of this post, contains perhaps 265,000 visible galaxies crammed into a region smaller than the moon's apparent size in the sky. The picture ...

Harden, Rockets avoid deep hole
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-05
James Harden scores 41 points as the Houston Rockets outlast the Golden State Warriors, 126-121, in overtime to cut their deficit to 2-1. HOUSTON--James Harden made a 3-pointer to finish off the ...

SEC to start accepting one-person corporation
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-05
"The concept of a one-person corporation [OPC], along with the other provisions of the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines, makes doing business in the country easier," SEC Chairman Emilio

AEV bonds secure top rating
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-05
"Over the projected period, AEV expects growth to continue to be supported mainly by the continued increase in its power and food business segments. Margins are expected to stabilize and recover in the coming years," according to PhilRatings. The ...

Robinsons allots P5B for capex
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-05
On a stand-alone basis, the supermarket business recorded the highest SSSG at 7.6%, thanks to a 1.5% uptick in transaction count and a 6.1% increase in basket size. It further expects a gross profit margin expansion of 10 to 20 basis points in 2019.

Davao marine park yields 238 new hatchlings
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-05
Thus, advancing business and communities," said Rodger S. Velasco, Davao Light director, president and COO. He said the April 18 release of pawikan hatchlings were witnessed by 200 visitors ...

Land conservation: A risky business
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-05
UNITED NATIONS--In light of land degradation and climate change, the protection of the environment is crucial--but the protection of the very people working tirelessly and with much risk to ...

Agility in a VUCA world
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-05
The 10 characteristics of an agile PR business and professional include adaptability, thorough learning, absorbing as much as you can, seeing the forest, not just the trees, building and nurturing ...

Uber and Lyft drivers are planning a massive strike for this week over work conditions and pay rates
Business Insider - 2019-05-05
Drivers for ride-share companies Uber and Lyft are planning strikes in cities across the country over working conditions and payment as the company gears up for its IPO. On Wednesday, May 8, drivers in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, are ...

Biden: Trump, Republicans allowing Jim Crow to return
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
COLUMBIA, South Carolina -- Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Saturday that Jim Crow is "sneaking back in" as he emphasized voting rights at his first presidential campaign stop in ...

Google's biggest conference of the year kicks off Tuesday -- here all the new products and announcements we're expecting
Business Insider - 2019-05-05
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." Ever year, Google welcomes thousands of visitors to the Shoreline concert pavilion across the street from its ...

The UK government will now accept Apple and Google Pay for some services
The Verge - 2019-05-05
The British government is now accepting Apple and Google Pay for some services (via iTV and Apple Insider). Citizens can use their phones to pay for four services at present, with more to receive the capability later this year. The effort is part of a ...

We are leaving older adults out of the digital world
TechCrunch - 2019-05-05
Jessica Fields is a research analyst and program manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a collaborator in The OpEd Project.

Could a cell phone game detect who is at risk of Alzheimer's?
Medical News Today - 2019-05-05
An Alzheimer's diagnosis often relies on signs of memory problems. However, these issues usually do not appear until years after the disease has taken hold. A new smartphone game is using spatial navigation to detect Alzheimer's before it is too late.

Palace: Administration not lax with environmental concerns in West Philippine Sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 4) -- The Duterte administration believes that it has protected the marine ecosystem in the West Philippine Sea. This comes at the heels of the Supreme Court ...

Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean state media on Sunday showed leader Kim Jong Un observing live-fire drills of long-range multiple rocket launchers and what appeared to be a new short-range ...

SM Supermalls wins landmark 45 Stevie Awards for 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
SM Supermalls won 45 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards - out of the 104 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards bagged by Philippine companies and out of more than 900 nominations for innovative achievements in the ...

Nigerian women accused of prostitution arrested -- then assaulted
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
ABUJA, Nigeria -- In Nigeria, being a young woman "is a crime", said a 25-year-old beautician, arrested two weeks ago while walking home in the capital Abuja. She says she was detained ...

House pushes financial aid for El Niño-affected farmers
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
"The weather bureau forecasts the lingering effects of El Niño to be felt until October. It also predicts fewer storms. Thus, there should be ways to channel, collect and store rainwater for farmers to use. They will need a lot of it given the forecasts ...

2 barangay captains shot dead in Zamboanga peninsula
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Two barangay chairmen were gunned down separately in the Zamboanga peninsula on Saturday and police are looking into whether the cases are election related. Police Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Luis Licup, director of Police Regional ...

Village watchman to file rap vs mayor he accuses of slapping him
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol -- A village watchman has accused a town mayor of slapping him during a political rally held at the basketball court of Barangay San Isidro on Friday (May 3). Mateo Ribagos ...

Skills shortages, labor curbs may hit Singapore manufacturing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
SINGAPORE, Singapore -- Singapore has attracted high-tech manufacturers with incentives and a well-educated workforce but growing demands for highly skilled labor and government moves to curb ...

Duterte admin asked to heed SC order protecting PH reefs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime ... which states the "state shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ...

Grass fire hits vacant lot near PNR in Bulacan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
the fire incident investigator, said his office had yet to establish the cause of the fire, but similar incidents had occurred in the same area during an extremely hot weather condition.

Alert level 1 up on Mt. Bulusan
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 5) -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised alert level 1 over Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon due to an "increase in seismic ...

Ombudsman junks ex-Maguindanao governor bid to dismiss raps
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the motion of former Maguindanao governor Sajid Islam Ampatuan to dismiss the graft and malversation charges filed against him over alleged fictitious purchase of food supplies in 2009.

Measles, dengue cases up in CAR
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- The number of measles and dengue cases in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has increased. The Department of Health (DOH) office in the Cordilleras said measles cases increased by 1,481 percent while dengue cases went ...

Man linked to 2016 concert deaths slain
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A man accused of selling illegal drugs during a concert in Pasay City in 2016, during which five people died, was shot dead in Pasig City on Thursday night. Joshua Habalo, 26, was riding his motorcycle along Octagon street in ...

Phivolcs raises Alert Level 1 in Bulusan
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Sunday urged caution as it raised Alert Level 1 over Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon due to increased seismic activity and increased water temperature. In its Bulusan Volcano ...

Government urged: Assess buildings for structural integrity
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Former senator Nikki Coseteng has urged the government to assess the structural integrity of high-rise buildings in Metro Manila amid the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck parts of Luzon last month. Coseteng reiterated her ...

Duterte condoles with family of late ex-Speaker, rival Nograles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday condoled with the family of the late former House Speaker Prospero "Boy" Nograles, whom he called "a leader who used his voice ...

Nigerian slain, 7 held in NBI operation vs scammers
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A Nigerian citizen tagged in an online love scam and seven of his cohorts were arrested in a law enforcement operation in Imus, Cavite on Thursday. Authorities said Orisakwe Ifeanyi was shot dead when he drew his gun as personnel of ...

Pagasa warns of thunderstorms as clouds forecast over Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The easterlies will affect Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

75% of job seekers found work through Labor Day fairs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Nearly 75 percent of the job seekers who came to the various Labor Day job fairs hosted nationwide by the Department of Labor and Employment were able to find work.

More BIFF members expected to surrender
philstar.com - 2019-05-05
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- The military is anticipating ... Mangudadatu said the Maguindanao Program for Education and Community Empowerment, or MagPEACE, is ready to provide college scholarship to children of BIFF militants who have surrendered to ...

Iran says it will continue uranium enrichment
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran says it will continue uranium enrichment and heavy water production despite U.S. pressure on the country to end it. State TV quotes Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani as saying ...

Expanded maternity leave law seen boosting SSS benefit payouts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
The Social Security System (SSS) sees further rise in maternity benefit payouts this year amid the implementation of the expanded maternity leave law giving mothers at least 105 days off from work ...

US special operators are helping fight ISIS in the Philippines with a $58,000 water pump
Business Insider - 2019-05-05
ISIS may have lost its physical caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but the group is poised for a resurgence in its enclave in the Philippines-- and instead of eradicating the terror group once and for all before it facilitates another horrifying attack like the ...

Duterte admin gets excellent net satisfaction rating
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Net satisfaction with the general performance of the Duterte administration rose to a record-high "excellent" +72 in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest ...

Botched Vaccine Launch Has Deadly Repercussions
NPR - 2019-05-04
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved one of the most sought-after vaccines in recent decades. It's the world's first vaccine to prevent dengue fever -- a disease so painful that its nickname is "breakbone fever." The vaccine, called ...

Satisfaction with Duterte admin climbs to fresh record high in Q1 -- SWS
philstar.com - 2019-05-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Public satisfaction with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte soared to a fresh record high in the first quarter, according to a new Social Weather Stations survey released more than a week before the May 13 midterm ...

Why Apple's Wearables Business Is So Successful
International Business Times - 2019-05-04
One area where Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is undoubtedly leading is in the world of wearable computing. The company's Apple Watch lineup dominates the smartwatch market in terms of both unit shipments and total revenue, while its AirPods line of wireless earbuds ...

SEC starts registration of 21 person corporations
philstar.com - 2019-05-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Those planning to put up one-person corporations may already start doing so, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said. SEC said it would start accepting applications for registration of corporations with a single ...

Amazon's delivery network is set to explode as the company moves toward one-day shipping -- and workers are bracing for big changes
Business Insider - 2019-05-04
Amazon delivery drivers are bracing for big changes following the company's announcement that it would cut its two-day Prime shipping promise to one day. Some drivers -- particularly Amazon Flex drivers who make their own hours -- are looking forward to ...

Feast your eyes on this spectacular Hubble photo of a spiral galaxy
Mashable - 2019-05-04
The Hubble telescope has captured a dazzling new photograph of a spiral galaxy, NGC 2903. NGC 2903 is part of the constellation Leo, located roughly 30 million light-years from Earth. NASA used ...

Tariff Commission sets new hearing on cement imports
philstar.com - 2019-05-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Tariff Commission has set a new hearing to determine if the preliminary safeguard duty on cement imports should stay. Tariff Commission chairperson Marilou Mendoza said the hearing was set on May 20 until May 24 at the agency ...

Tyson recalls nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips
Upi.com - 2019-05-04
May 4 (UPI) --Tyson Foods has recalled 12 million pounds of chicken strips over potential metal contamination, federal food safety officials said Saturday. The recall impacting 11,829,517 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips is a significant ...

Public satisfaction with Duterte government reaches record high -- SWS
philstar.com - 2019-05-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Public satisfaction with the national government under President Duterte reached a record high in the first quarter of 2019, according to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey, conducted from March 28 to 31 ...

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