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How the job market is evolving in the age of AI and automation
Computerworld - 2019-07-31
According to industry experts, digital transformation is impacting the job market like never before. The rising skills gap in relation to technological change, along with the rise of AI and automation is making hiring a challenging process for enterprises.

Refinery29 is in talks to combine with Vice Media. Sources say its finances are so tight it needs to do a deal soon.
Business Insider - 2019-07-31
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Aspire raises $32.5M to help SMEs secure fast finance in Southeast Asia
TechCrunch - 2019-07-31
Aspire, a Singapore-based startup that helps SMEs secure working capital, has raised $32.5 million in a new financing round to expand its presence in several Southeast Asian markets. The Series A ...

Amazon Prime Video is suffering from a diluted brand identity
Business Insider - 2019-07-31
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A new analyst report reveals the features we may see in the next iPhone, and it includes one unexpected capability we haven't heard much about
Business Insider - 2019-07-31
On the heels of Apple's fiscal third quarter earnings report, Citi Research shared a new report outlining its outlook based on the company's results and what it's expecting to see from the next iPhone. While many of these expectations line up with reports ...

Negros Oriental cop chief relieved
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte is considering the use of emergency powers, including the declaration of martial law, to end the spate of killings in Negros Oriental. "The Chief Executive is cautioning the enemies of the state in the island of ...

Philippines fires off protest vs China ships near Pag-asa
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
But this was because of bad weather, he said. "They have another island they retreat to - Subi (Zamora) Reef," he said, explaining the government was unsure of the Chinese motivation behind the incursion. "We want to read the minds of the People ...

SMC bags Bulacan airport project
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Holdings Corp. emerged victorious as its unsolicited proposal to build a new international airport in Bulacan went unchallenged during the Swiss challenge period and supposed opening of rival bids yesterday. With no offer ...

HHS unveils plan to allow drug imports to lower cost
UPI.com - 2019-07-31
July 31 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday a preliminary plan to allow the importation of certain, less costly prescription drugs from overseas. The plan will allow states and pharmacies to present importation ...

Bank lending growth eases in June
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Credit growth eased slightly in June as bank lending to real estate activities as well as manufacturing continued to drop, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the growth in bank lending ...

5 Ways Apple Pivoted for Changing Times, and You Can Too
Inc - 2019-07-31
Apple is a massively successful massive giant. The iPhone set the standard for an entire class of device, as well as profitability. But nothing lasts forever, which, in the case of its mobile phone, has been evident for some time. The company has been ...

Provincial bus ban dry run resumes next week
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will resume the test run of its policy banning provincial buses along EDSA next week, an official announced yesterday. MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said the dry run of the ...

DTI slaps safeguard duties on float glass on
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered the application of provisional safeguard duties on clear and tinted float glass to mitigate the injury caused by increased imports to the domestic industry. Trade Secretary ...

Researchers examine weather clues to likelihood of shark attacks
UPI.com - 2019-07-31
As summer continues and many head to their favorite beach destination, shark sightings have become more frequent. While shark attacks are highly unlikely, they tend to be reported more during the summer months when there are more people in the water.

Del Rosario: If diplomatic protests with China fail, PH should go to UN assembly
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Wednesday that if recent diplomatic protests filed with China fail to produce outcomes, the ...

Pandacan Bridge to be closed for six months
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Starting Aug. 3, the Tomas Claudio Bridge in Pandacan, Manila will be closed to traffic to give way to the six-month construction of the Skyway Stage 3 Elevated Expressway Project, an official said yesterday. The bridge will be ...

Trump Administration to Allow Americans to Get Cheaper Drugs from Canada
Fortune - 2019-07-31
The U.S. said it will set up a system allowing Americans to import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada.Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket-Getty Images The Trump administration said ...

Duterte raises to P5M bounty for killers of Negros cops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has raised to P5 million the bounty for the capture of those behind the brutal killing of four police officers in Ayungon, Negros Oriental.

Indian coffee tycoon V.G. Siddhartha found dead
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
(CNN) -- The head of India's biggest coffee chain has been found dead nearly two days after he went missing. Police confirmed on Wednesday that they had recovered the body of V.G. Siddhartha ...

Duterte will not hesitate to use 'emergency powers' amid Negros killings, Panelo says
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will not hesitate to use "emergency powers" under the Constitution amid the spate of killings in Negros Oriental, his ...

'Pass-or-fail' system for 2020 bar exams eyed
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Wednesday said he intends to propose a "simple pass-or-fail system" for the 2020 Bar Examinations.

'Pass-or-fail' system for 2020 bar exams eyed
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Wednesday said he intends to propose a "simple pass-or-fail system" for the 2020 Bar Examinations.

Over 100 Chinese vessels swarmed Pag-asa Island again, Philippines protests
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31 ... probably due to bad weather. He said only one Chinese Coast Guard ship remained in the contested area, along with three Chinese fishing boats.

Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang is open to making the controversial Dengvaxia vaccines available in the market again in the wake of continuously rising cases of dengue in the country.

Infrastructure, mobility, and liberty
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-31
So these slow and low-passenger vehicles will be out of the roads and mobility will be faster. Three, business and civil society organizations must make a scorecard of road quality by province, by city and major municipalities. Bad roads, narrow roads due ...

PCSO chief focuses on keeping corruption out of games
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- It will take all day and all night to make sure that gaming operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) are transparent and free of corruption, according ...

AirAsia appoints former telco exec as new CEO
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- AirAsia Philippines has a new chief executive officer (CEO), the budget carrier announced Wednesday. Ricky Isla, recently appointed CEO, has spent a ...

Moreno signs ordinance granting monthly allowance for qualified PLM, UdM students
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso has signed an ordinance giving out allowances to qualified students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng ...

PACC sets lifestyle check on PCSO board members, ex-GM Balutan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) is poised to do a "motu propio" lifestyle check on all board members of the state-run Philippines Charity Sweepstakes ...

Sotto: Senate probe on PCSO to continue despite lifting of Lotto ban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday said the Senate probe on the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will continue despite the lifting of the ...

Can Davao City Become The Philippines' Next Investment Destination?
Forbes - 2019-07-31
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is credited with bringing ... Last month, local government and business leaders sought to sell an image of openness and security at the 5th biennial investment conference Davao ICON with the theme "Davao: Your ...

Gov't officials see influx of Chinese workers as security threat
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- A number of top government officials on Wednesday expressed apprehension that the influx of Chinese workers in the country could pose as a national ...

SE Asia Stocks-Singapore, Philippines fall as U.S.-China trade tensions heighten
Reuters - 2019-07-31
Singapore at over one-month low * Thai shares inch up after posting a trade surplus in June * Vietnam snaps a streak of three straight monthly losses By Anushka Trivedi July 31 (Reuters) - Singapore and Philippines ... an erosion of business confidence ...

Metro Manila, nearby provinces to experience moderate to heavy rain -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Manila and several nearby provinces are expected to have moderate to heavy rain on Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Solon ponders new health insurance agency to compete with PhilHealth
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo said Wednesday Congress should consider selecting a new health insurance carrier that could compete with the State-run ...

Esperon: Illegal passage of China ships on Sibutu Strait part of note verbale
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. on Wednesday said that he has recommended to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to include in a note verbale a ...

Fashioning E-Commerce For The Philippine Shopper
Forbes - 2019-07-31
And it's going to allow access to a lot of people for brands, which may not even be present offline today," notes Soni, who added that the Philippine business is expected to see yearly sales growth of about 50%. Transportation and delivery costs and ...

PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) estimated its revenue loss from lotto operations to P250 million after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the suspension of ...

Ex-PCSO chair wants agency to take control of STL operations
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- A former chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said it would be better if the agency takes control of small town lottery (STL ...

Esperon: Philippines never lost an island under Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines never lost an island in the West Philippine Sea under President Rodrigo Duterte, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. declared Wednesday.

Philippines protests 'swarming' of Chinese ships near Pag-asa, warship passage in Tawi-Tawi
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
The Chinese vessels, however, decreased as of July 30, which Esperon attributed to the weather in the area. "Iisa na lang ang (China) coast guard vessel doon, fishing boat tatlo na lang," Esperon said, noting that the ships might have gone to Subi Reef ...

Arrest and prosecution, not death penalty, deter crimes -- lawmaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The certainty of arrest and prosecution, and not death penalty, will be the proper deterrent to crimes, a party-list lawmaker said Wednesday. "I believe it is not a ...

SEC warns against perfume investment scam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against an illegal perfume investment scheme propagated by Scentko World Corp. and its parent firm ...

Japan, India to team up in race to discover water on moon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
TOKYO -- The Japanese government has decided to join forces with India in the race to discover water on the moon, with the two countries planning to try to land an unmanned rover on the moon ...

DILG cites LGUs complying with smoking ban law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines - Eighty six local government units (LGUs) have passed smoke-free ordinances since President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill banning smoking in public places ...

Lorenzana: West Philippine Sea was peaceful until Chinese incursion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines - The situation in the West Philippine Sea would have been tension - free if China did not launch aggressive actions in the disputed waters, Defense Secretary Delfin ...

Senate panel to probe alleged corruption in PCSO
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- A Senate panel is set to investigate the gaming operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) after President Rodrigo Duterte bewailed ...

First-ever visit by peace observers seen to boost investments in Basilan
philstar.com - 2019-07-31
BASILAN, Philippines -- Foreign military observers who have been in Mindanao since 2004 for the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front visited Basilan for the first time on Tuesday, a development that local officials said will help bring in ...

2 weather systems to bring rain in the country
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Two weather systems will bring rains in most parts of the country, the state weather bureau said Wednesday. The southwest monsoon, which continues to affect the western ...

Business groups pitch reform bills to 18 th Congress
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-31
The 14 business groups that proposed the legislative priorities were the Alyansa Agrikultura; American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham); Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc.; Bankers Association of the ...

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