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Budget Chief: More jobs will make higher prices tolerable
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
The PSA's Labor Force Survey, however, also showed underemployment -- or the number of full-time workers who seek additional hours of work -- increased to 17.2 percent or an estimated 7 million ...

Analysts see another BSP interest rate hike to tame inflation
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- There is heightened pressure on the government to address rising prices. With August's inflation at a whopping 6.4 percent, marking a fresh nine ...

Scientists and doctors zap theory that microwave weapon injured Cuba diplomats
The Washington Post - 2018-09-06
A series of attacks with a microwave weapon is the latest theory for what could have sickened or distressed roughly two dozen people associated with the U.S. Embassy in Cuba over the past two years. This hypothesis, advanced in recent days in a series of ...

Diokno expects lower rice prices by year-end
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said he expects rice prices to decrease by the end of 2018. In a media briefing Wednesday, Diokno said the high ...

Philippines' Richest 2018: Real Estate Tycoons Post Gains Amid Losses For Most Others
Forbes - 2018-09-05
This story is part of Forbes' coverage of Philippines' Richest 2018. See the full list here. There's been a general lift in Philippine real estate and construction fortunes, and then there's Manny Villar. His wealth has tripled over the past year, making ...

Government urged to consider various views on TRAIN 2
philstar.com - 2018-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) wants the government to consider views and concerns raised by various groups on the proposed second package for tax reform and see how the changes could affect the aim of attracting ...

First Gen Corp. questions PNOC decision to open another round of offer submissions for Malampaya
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
First Gen Vice President for Business Development and Head of Gas Business Unit Jerome Cainglet said it was "not clear" why PNOC again asked for offers. "We did submit an offer last July.

Northern birds live fast, molt quickly, die young, researchers say
Upi.com - 2018-09-05
Sept. 5 (UPI) --According to a new study, birds living at higher latitudes complete the feather molting process faster than their peers living closer to the equator. Previous studies have shown birds living among northern climates adopt a "live fast, die ...

Amazon just revealed an update to its plan to promise massive profits to anyone who wants to start a delivery company
Business Insider - 2018-09-05
Amazon is going all in on its new delivery program. The retailer announced on Wednesday that it would acquire 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to use in its new homegrown delivery initiative, in which it says it will pay entrepreneurs to start small ...

Jobless rate eases, underemployment rises in July 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Unemployment in the country eases as the jobless rate in July dropped to 5.4 percent from 5.6 percent in the same month last year, although high underemployment continues to persist, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority ...

Google's 20th Anniversary: How the Search Giant Went From a Stanford Dorm to the Top of Tech
YAHOO! - 2018-09-05
Google has gone from zero to nearly a trillion in 20 years--in pages and value. The tech giant, which was incorporated September 4, 1998, celebrates its 20th anniversary Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of more than $850 billion, says it ...

Nurse Discovers a Premature Baby She Cared For Nearly 30 Years Ago is Now Her Colleague
YAHOO! - 2018-09-05
Vilma Wong, a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, thought she recognized Brandon Seminatore's last name. Wong asked Seminatore who he was when she spotted a man in blue scrubs she hadn't seen before peering into ...

Who Caused The Mysterious Leak At The International Space Station?
NPR - 2018-09-05
Russian officials are saying that a tiny leak at the International Space Station was likely caused by a human hand. Now, they're trying to figure out who did it, why they did it, and whether it happened in space or on the ground. The crew identified the ...

Apple's largest new iPhone could have the weirdest name yet
Business Insider - 2018-09-05
Apple is expected to launch a trio of new iPhone models next week. The biggest and most expensive new model could be called "iPhone Xs Max," according to a report. Apple is expected to launch a trio of new iPhone models at an event it's holding on ...

Chinese e-commerce tycoon part of celebrity tech elite
YAHOO! - 2018-09-05
BEIJING (AP) -- The e-commerce billionaire who was arrested and released by Minneapolis police is a prominent member of a Chinese tech elite who enjoy the glamor of movie stars in their homeland. Admirers know Richard Liu's story well: The son of peasants ...

Manila Pavilion hotel fire accidental -- BFP
philstar.com - 2018-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has concluded that the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino fire last March 18 that claimed the lives of six Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) employees was "purely accidental ...

Pickup, SUV fall into Mountain Province ravine; 4 dead
philstar.com - 2018-09-05
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Four persons died and seven others were injured when a sport utility vehicle and a pickup fell into ravines in Mountain Province on Tuesday. Two unidentified passengers of a Toyota Land Cruiser, which plunged into a ravine 250 ...

Long-time Kleiner Perkins investor Beth Seidenberg has raised $320M for her own fund
TechCrunch - 2018-09-05
Beth Seidenberg, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins since 2005, has taken the wraps off her new fund, Westlake Village BioPartners. The Los Angeles-based firm has raised $320 million to incubate ...

Black hole study establishes links between brightness, accretion rate
Upi.com - 2018-09-05
Sept. 5 (UPI) --Astronomers have established a link between the brightness of material consumed by a black hole and the rate at which the material is being accreted. Active black holes are characterized by emissions variability. "The light emitted by the ...

Inflation surges to 6.4%, highest in 9 years
philstar.com - 2018-09-05
The BSP said in a statement that the higher-than-expected inflation outturn for August could be attributed to the impact of supply-side factors owing to recent weather disturbances and the continued uncertainty in rice supply. "Moreover, energy and ...

India calling for retraction of Harvard professor's 'coconut oil is poison' statement
YAHOO! - 2018-09-05
You may have heard recently that Harvard epidemiologist Karin Michels gave a lecture this summer on nutrition in Germany where she called coconut oil "pure poison" and "one of the worst foods you can eat." Those statements got a lot of attention ...

Fish oil pills during pregnancy may lead to stronger, healthier children
Upi.com - 2018-09-05
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy might translate into healthier growth in children during their first six years of life, a new study suggests. "This study highlights the fact that in utero exposure can have a ...

Rx for British Doctors: Use Plain English Instead of Latin
The New York Times - 2018-09-05
LONDON -- Doctors have long been chided for their seemingly unintelligible handwriting. Now, they are being urged to drop the Latin. In an effort to improve written communication with patients, an initiative unveiled this week by the Academy of Medical ...

British firms still keen on investing in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
Yes, your growth rate was tempered, but it is still a very, very strong growth rate if you compare it to the UK," the business leader explained. Nelson also said British investors are bullish of ...

Try Davao city, Duterte tells Israeli investors
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
Duterte made a pitch for his city of 1.5 million residents, even as he assured the Israeli investment community of a hassle and corruption-free business environment across the country.

European health-care firms eye PHL market
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
In a news release on Wednesday, the Board of Investments (BOI) reported 50 European companies came on a business trip to the country to study the possibility of bringing in new medical technologies.

Cargill to launch digital platforms to help feed millers, livestock growers
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
Last, the farmer-user would just choose the best possible scenario to improve his farm and business. Cargill Premix & Nutrition Country Director Generoso Rene M. Romo Jr. said digital solutions ...

Cebu Pacific increasing flights from Clark by 75%
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-05
Cebu Air, Inc., the listed operator of Cebu Pacific, reported its net income for the second quarter fell 39% to P1.87 billion due to the rising price of jet fuel and the weakening of the Philippine peso. -- Denise A. Valdez

Labor and social rules for Industry 4.0
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
social protection and social justice in the digital era are somehow relegated to the background by the numerous media accounts on how business and jobs shall be "disrupted" or "displaced ...

China points to other gains in hopes of easing US trade ire
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
Business groups say enforcement has improved since then, largely because Chinese companies started creating their own technology in smartphones, solar power and other fields that required protection.

Tell it to SunStar: Expanded maternity leave benefit
Sun Star - 2018-09-05
This is a step forward to improving maternal health care, at least for the working sector. We genuinely hope that this bill will be signed into law by President Duterte. We however note that while this bill, when enacted, will provide an enabling ...

Emirates jet lands in New York with 10 ill passengers
Rappler - 2018-09-05
Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill. On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities,' the airline announced. NEW YORK, USA - Emirates announced Wednesday ...

When Patients Demand Unnecessary Medical Tests
Medscape - 2018-09-05
Neurologist Dr Andrew Wilner presents a case in which a patient requested a seemingly unnecessary test and then walked out before receiving the results. Psychiatrist and bioethicist Dr Ronald Pies responds with his thoughts on a physician's ethical ...

LTFRB approves ?2/minute charge for TNVS
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- The transport regulator has green-lighted a ?2-per-minute travel charge for transport network vehicle services (TNVS). This is in line with Land ...

Lawmaker urges Duterte to sack economic managers amid high inflation
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) - A lawmaker on Thursday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to fire his economic managers after the inflation rate in August reached a nine-year high.

PH to import 250,000 metric tons of rice by November
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- An additional 250,000 metric tons of rice will be imported to the country. The National Food Authority Council (NFAC) said, in a statement Wednesday ...

Trillanes to military: Duterte won't last long, don't do anything illegal
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday warned the military against violating laws for the sake of following President Rodrigo Duterte. "Isipin ...

PH signs ?4.4 billion investment deals with Israel
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
"The Philippines is committed to pursue several ... The agreements cover different sectors such as real estate, agriculture and urban farming, housing, military and security operations, and ...

WHO: Lack of exercise puts 1.4B adults at higher risk of heart disease
Upi.com - 2018-09-05
Sept. 5 (UPI) --More than a quarter of the world's adult population -- 1.4 billion people -- are at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease because of insufficient exercise, according to a new study. Researchers at the World Health Organization for the ...

PHL firms keen to tap Israeli data intelligence know-how
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-05
Century Properties, Inc. and Globe Invest Ltd. agreed on a tie-up involving advanced energy optimization management, advanced agriculture and urban farming, prefabricated housing, water desalination, and other master-planned real estate development projects.

Infographic: Regional inflation rates in August
philstar.com - 2018-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine inflation rose to its highest level in nearly a decade in August, putting pressure on the central bank to lift its policy rates for the fourth time this year to temper rising commodity prices that have been hitting the ...

DTI angling for EU medical tech investment
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-05
This week, some 50 companies from 15 EU member-states, mostly from the health care and medical technologies industries, arrived for a three-day business mission that ended Wednesday. Part of the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia program, technologies ...

Germany still aims for 'fair taxation' of internet companies - finmin
Reuters - 2018-09-05
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German finance ministry denied a newspaper report on Wednesday that Finance Minister Olaf Scholz had given up on plans to make internet giants, including Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, pay more tax. The top-selling Bild ...

A tribute to Jose (Boy) Kalaw
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-05
JOSE "Boy" Kalaw, who served De La Salle University (DLSU) and the De La Salle Alumni Association ... the big "C" using a variety of traditional and nontraditional medicine. After a long and heroic struggle, while on his hospital bed, Boy wrote ...

From the Front Page: Business picks up for factories in August
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-05
According to Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. economist Michael L. Ricafort, the strong growth in real estate and construction factored into the uptick. He pointed to the FDIs that had become operational that helped in improving the August reading.

Brand-building at scale: The value of thought leadership
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-05
In the Philippines, every business relationship, every transaction, begins with trust. A consumer will choose your product because they trust it will work for them. A business will choose your service because they trust it will bring them value.

Aviation authorities: PH needs new and better airports
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Aviation authorities on Wednesday told lawmakers the country needs new airports to avoid a repeat of the Xiamen Air mishap that left thousands of ...

Stocks bleed out, peso slumps after inflation data
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- The day was unkind to the equities and financial markets. The release of the August inflation data, which was at a nine-year low at 6.4 percent ...

Senate eyes passage of universal health care bill by October
Rappler - 2018-09-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Senate is eyeing to pass by next month the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill seeking to ensure all Filipinos access to adequate health services. Senator JV Ejerctio, chairman of the committee on health and demography, said the ...

DA: Threat of El Niño dampens agri growth
philstar.com - 2018-09-05
Weather agency PAGASA has warned an El Niño is more likely to develop this year. If this event happens, dry spell may be felt in the first quarter of 2019. PAGASA had reported that there is probability for the country to experience dry spell in the first ...

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