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Confiscated luncheon meat contaminated with African Swine Fever - Agriculture chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) -- Cans of luncheon meat intercepted in one of the country's airports tested positive for African Swine Fever virus, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol ...

Sandiganbayan denies Jinggoy Estrada's bid to dismiss plunder case
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) -- The anti-graft court has denied former Senator Jinggoy Estrada's bid to dismiss his plunder case, saying the prosecution's evidence shows his possible ...

Mayor urges Duterte to speak up on Chinese vessel's ramming of Filipino boat
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) -- The mayor of the hometown of 22 Filipino fishermen whose anchored boat sank in the West Philippine Sea after it was hit by a Chinese vessel called on ...

Politics, lack of support, funding have foiled U.S. plans to return to moon
Upi.com - 2019-06-14
June 14 (UPI) --Mankind's first steps on the moon a half-century ago were followed by three more years of lunar missions. And then, a standstill. Neither the United States nor any nation on Earth has sent a manned mission to the moon since NASA's Apollo 17 ...

Why Nintendo, Google and others may want to move some manufacturing out of China
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
(CNN) -- China has long been the world's manufacturing powerhouse. It has the suppliers, the assembly lines, the workers, the expertise. Companies, particularly technology giants like Google ...

NCRPO says security efforts during midterm polls in Metro were successful
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Despite some incidents of violence, vote-buying, and harassment, security efforts in Metro Manila during the campaign period and during the May 13 midterm polls were ...

Roxas top spender among opposition Senate bets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas spent the most among his fellow candidates from the opposition slate during his campaign for the Senate in the midterm elections, his ...

600 companies including Walmart, Costco and Target warn Trump on tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
(CNN) -- American retailers, manufacturers and tech companies warned President Donald Trump on Thursday that tariffs on China will damage the US economy, lead to job losses and harm millions of ...

China probes ramming of Filipino boat in disputed waters
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) -- China has launched a "serious" investigation into the incident that a Chinese fishing vessel rammed and sank an anchored Filipino boat in the West ...

Canned luncheon meat seized from OFW contains swine flu virus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Several cans of luncheon meat that were earlier seized from an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) at the Clark International Airport had been tested postive for African Swine ...

NASA estimates it will need $20 billion to $30 billion for moon landing, administrator says
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
(CNN)-- NASA has touted its bold plan to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024 for months. Now we're starting to get an idea of how much it will cost. The space agency will need an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion over the next five years for ...

The Molave in us
philstar.com - 2019-06-14
But being strong, resilient and unafraid is so much easier said than done most especially if we do not understand what it takes to "weather the storm." In my opinion, the problem we Filipinos often face is the fact that we do not know who we are - or ...

PH files protest vs China over boat sinking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest against China after an anchored Philippine fishing boat was hit by a Chinese vessel that abandoned 22 Filipino fishermen as the boat sank in the ...

Sugar industry players make for bitter foes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
The tug of war between food processors and local sugar producers and millers continues to intensify as stakeholders await the decision of economic managers whether or not the government would ...

Southwest monsoon to bring rains over western Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
the weather bureau said in its 4 a.m. Friday forecast. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) meanwhile said Metro Manila and the rest of the ...

Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages
philstar.com - 2019-06-14
SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- An Instagram outage on Thursday (early Friday Manila time) left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration. The website DownDetector.com showed a spike in reports of Instagram being ...

Communicating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
We are all born and reborn to and by the internet. We are now facing and feeling the mind-boggling experiences and lifestyles that are being shaped by an assemblage of technologies that blur the ...

Cyberpunk 2077 designer reveals what it's like to work with Keanu Reeves
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
(CNN) -- Keanu Reeves is having a moment. He's even become a meme after announcing that he'd star in a new roleplaying video game, Cyberpunk 2077. He recently appeared in Netflix's "Always Be My ...

New tack for Sangley airport project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
In the race to build a new international airport to eventually replace the congested Ninoy Aqino International Airport in Manila, the province of Cavite is settling on a new strategy to hasten the ...

PH may reimpose OFW ban in Kuwait over rape of maid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday said he was open to the reimposition of a ban on labor deployment to Kuwait in the wake of an attack on a Filipino maid in the oil-rich Gulf state.

Banks bullish despite tougher competition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
Philippine banks are bracing for even greater competition among themselves by investing in technology, while improving risk management systems to defend against possible external shocks, the ...

Amid PhilHealth mess, study cites surging cost of PH health care
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
Coming on the heels of huge losses incurred by Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) from overpayments and fraudulent claims are results of a study that found that the cost of health care ...

BSP: Industry leaders maintain bullish outlook on PHL banking system
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
Cognizant of the internal and external risks affecting their business, the BSOS disclosed that banks are formulating strategies to address these concerns and will leverage on the use of financial ...

MMDA eyes ban on driver-only cars anew
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is considering proposing again a ban on driver-only vehicles along EDSA before the Metro Manila Council (MMC), an official said Wednesday. "In the new set of the MMC come July ...

LTFRB: Only registered Grab units can operate
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is cool to the appeal of ridesharing platform Grab to allow the 5,000 drivers deactivated from its system to operate temporarily. Only transport network vehicle ...

DOLE unit, Facebook partnership to boost OFW digital literacy, entrepreneurial skills
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
"Once they developed the confidence to build the business, they can now look for bigger growth," she pointed out. On its first year, the program trained over 140,000 OFWs on digital skills for ...

Angkas riders prepare for pilot run
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
TWO-WHEELED ride-hailing service provider Angkas said on Thursday it is hoping for the success of the government-sanctioned pilot run leading to the legalization of motorcycle taxis in the country ...

Fintech Unicorn Monzo Is Expanding Into the U.S.
Fortune - 2019-06-13
With over 1.9 million customers in the U.K., on Thursday the rapidly growing banking unicorn Monzo announced plans to launch in the U.S.. The British firm has lured customers away from traditional ...

Oil rebounds as report says crude tanker on fire in Gulf of Oman
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
Oil rebounded from near the lowest level in five months after a report that a crude tanker was on fire in the Gulf of Oman. Futures in New York rose more than 3 percent after the Port of Fujairah ...

BMW unveils the all-new 3 series and Z4
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
This is not just a launch of new car but also an appreciation to everyone in media, our business partners from BMW Asia, our dealers. As the first half of the year passed by so quickly ...

New JAK Inhibitor for Rheumatoid Arthritis Hits Targets
Medscape - 2019-06-13
MADRID -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose response to methotrexate is inadequate, filgotinib, an oral Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, leads to significant improvement, early data from the FINCH 1 trial (NCT02889796) suggest. Filgotinib could ...

Jessica Biel Weighs in on Vaccine Fight, Drawing Fierce Pushback
The New York Times - 2019-06-13
The public conversation over vaccines in America has been clouded by confusion, debunked scientific studies and unfounded claims over toxins and vaccine injury. But one image that spread widely on Thursday told a clear story: the actress Jessica Biel ...

Morgan Stanley says Disney will steal Netflix's streaming throne in the US within 5 years, but will trail globally by a wide margin
Business Insider - 2019-06-13
Disney could win the US streaming war within five years, Morgan Stanley estimates. But Netflix will still dominate globally. By 2024, Disney will have more streaming-video subscribers than Netflix in the US, Benjamin Swinburne, an analyst at Morgan Stanley ...

Bankrupt ad-tech firm Sizmek is spinning off its contextual targeting business into a standalone company headed by a former exec
Business Insider - 2019-06-13
Bankrupt ad-tech firm Sizmek is nearing the end of selling off pieces of its business. After declaring bankruptcy in March, Sizmek is spinning off Peer39, software that contextually targets ads, into a stand-alone company headed up by industry veterans ...

Remitters to GSIS spared from submitting paper requirements under eBCS
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
The reduction of documentary submissions provides the ease of doing business with the GSIS. The MC was addressed to heads of constitutional bodies, bureaus and agencies of the national government ...

Opioid epidemic alone didn't cause life expectancy decline, study says
Upi.com - 2019-06-13
June 13 (UPI) --Substance abuse resulting from "deaths of despair" may not be to blame for declining life expectancy in the United States, a new study says. New research argues poorer, less educated white adults are dying much earlier than more affluent ...

Bitcoin, Las Vegas have the same size carbon footprint
Upi.com - 2019-06-13
June 13 (UPI) --The latest audit of Bitcoin's carbon footprint suggests the digital currency is responsible for 22 megatons of CO2 emissions annually. Bitcoin's carbon footprint, according to the new study, is roughly the same size as the carbon footprint ...

Turkish artist goes viral with stark misery-comfort images
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
A Starbucks cup merging with a crowd around a dried-up well, or a yacht spliced with a boat full of refugees, powerful collages by a Turkish artist have taken the internet by storm. With over half ...

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp has reportedly spent $80 million assembling what may be the most expensive compound in America's richest town
Business Insider - 2019-06-13
In America's richest town, it's go big or go home. According to a report by Variety, Jan Koum, the billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp, has spent almost $80 million buying and constructing what just may be the most expensive property in America's richest zip ...

Bats pose biggest threat for rabies, CDC says
Upi.com - 2019-06-13
The first thing folks think about with rabies is four-legged critters -- dogs, raccoons, skunks or foxes. But the most dangerous rabies threat you'll face right now is dangling overhead somewhere, waiting to flutter down and get entwined in your hair.

Group wants end users in CSP review
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumer groups have called on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to include end-users of electricity in the review of the competitive selection process (CSP) policy. Several consumer groups and energy advocates marched to the ...

Stocks stay above 8,000 on late buying
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market stayed above the 8,000 level again yesterday, with the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index finishing at 8,051.76. This reflected a gain of 20.78 points or 0.25 percent. Likewise, the broader All Shares gauge ...

SEC raises alarm over growing investment scams perpetuated by religious groups
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has raised the alarm bells over the apparent growing number of investment scams perpetuated by religious leaders. SEC chairperson Emilio Aquino noted the increasing number of ...

Term deposits undersubscribed
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Banks continued to stay away from the term deposit auction facility (TDF) as they opt to lend more than park their funds with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) . The liquidity absorption facility remained undersubscribed ...

Immunotherapies Can Kill Money Bonuses in OC Model
Medscape - 2019-06-13
CHICAGO -- The federal government's Oncology Care Model (OCM) is based on the idea that you can motivate clinicians with cash rewards to improve care and reduce costs. It's the first "value-based" payment model in US cancer care, started in 2016 and ...

No bail for KAPA execs in investment scam -- Duterte
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
DAVAO CITY , Philippines -- Those who will continue the operations of Kapa Ministry International Inc. (KAPA) will be arrested without bail, President Duterte said yesterday. "All of you who are in KAPA, in case your names will appear in the papers ...

Angkas to start pilot run this month
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Motorcycle-taxi platform Angkas is looking to start before the end of the month its pilot run, which could pave the way for the legalization of the use of motorcycles in public transport in the country, an official said yesterday.

Local autoparts suppliers eyed for BMW requirements
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Board of Investments (BOI) is encouraging local auto parts companies to tap into the global supply chain and serve the needs of German automotive firm BMW. In a statement yesterday, the BOI said it is arranging the BMW ...

DoTr says airlines agree to transfer turboprop flights to Sangley Airport
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-13
"We formally wrote to the DoTr as early as March or April 2019 to operate cargo freighters out of Sangley," Cebu Pacific Director for Corporate Communications Charo L. Lagamon said. The Gokongwei-led carrier announced last year it is converting two of ...

Challenging the 18th Congress to pass progressive legislations
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
Still, some people long for the "good old days" when there was less government but opportunities were aplenty without fierce and intense competition for work, school placement and business.

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