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Federal agencies roll out video for handling potent opioid fentanyl for first responders
YAHOO! - 2018-08-31
Federal agencies roll out video for handling potent opioid fentanyl for first responders originally appeared on abcnews.go.com A number of U.S. federal agencies have come together to create a video that helps teach first responders what to do if they are ...

Stock analysts pick top companies to invest in
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-31
Stellar corporate earnings were also delivered by: First Gen Corporation (?5.9 billion, up 35%), San Miguel Corporation (?35.5 billion, up 29%), Puregold (?3.1 billion, up 25%), Globe ...

Missionary doctor, PH Eagle Foundation win 2018 Aboitiz awards
Rappler - 2018-08-31
He created 3 cleft referral centers in the Caraga Regional Hospital, East Visayas Regional and Medical Center, and the Medical Mission Group Hospital and Health Services Cooperative. "With that particular operation, it can make a person very sociable as ...

Malaysia debt watcher raises Philippine rating further into investment grade
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-31
Recent reforms signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte into law include the Philippine ID system and the Ease of Doing Business Act. Malaysian credit analysts also said that the slowdown of economic growth and surging inflation are expected to be ...

FDC hopes to complete Clark hotel expansion by SEA Games
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-31
FILINVEST Development Corp. (FDC) is hoping to complete the renovation and expansion of its Quest Hotel and Conference Center in Clark, Pampanga in time for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Quest Hotel General Manager Patrick Beck said the group will ...

Expanded maternity leave bill, a win-win for mothers, babies, national economy
Bulatlat - 2018-08-31
It is also an economic issue that deserve sound policy approaches. In countries where cheap labor is an attraction for foreign investments, longer maternity leaves are viewed as hindrance in running businesses. In the Philippines, the influence of the ...

Business booms at the bay
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-31
Largest of the projects in the horizon are the 1,200-hectare expansion of the existing SM ... development by Manila Waterfront City; the 407-hectare reclamation project by UAA Kinning Development ...

Roque: Duterte believes 'almost anyone can be better than' Robredo
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte believes "almost anyone," including a dictator, is a better leader than his constitutional successor, Vice President Leni ...

Can we afford federalism? ConCom, DILG believe shift only costs ?13-B
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and members of the consultative committee (ConCom) tasked to review the Constitution agree that ...

Duterte says Philippines better off run by dictator if he were not around
Reuters - 2018-08-31
Duterte said there would be disorder if his crackdown was halted, and the Philippines could do with an authoritarian ... Rumors have spread that he is in declining health, which he dismissed on Thursday as "fake news". In the same speech, he said ...

5 things to consider when hiring a brand ambassador
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-31
Marketing is an important facet in growing a business. There is a need to put the word out there, and fast, so that the brand can keep up with its respective ever-changing industry. One of the ...

Cigarette prices to increase more with passage of Universal Health Care Bill - DOH
UNTV - 2018-08-31
MANILA, Philippines - The prices of cigarettes are seen to go up further as higher tariffs are set to be imposed on tobacco products to fund the Universal Health Care Bill, which aims to provide Filipinos with access to health services. According to ...

Philippines' economic planner dashes Duterte's quick federalism hopes
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-08-31
MANILA -- The Philippines' shift to a federal form of ... said the cost of the shift could "wreak havoc on the economy." Businesses have started to speak out following the critical comments ...

DOJ finds Nayong Pilipino deal for $1.5-B casino-resort void from the start - Roque
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31 ... it is being maligned "by entities who have selfish and monopolistic business interests to protect." "We were not given our day in court.

Roque defends Duterte's rape remark: 'It's more liberal in the South'
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque advised critics not to put too much weight on President Rodrigo Duterte's latest rape comment, saying "it is ...

Koronadal City smoking ban enforcer falls in drug sting
philstar.com - 2018-08-31
KORONADAL CITY, Philippines -- His image as a tough enforcer of a government anti-smoking ordinance was seemingly a cover for his large-scale drug trafficking activities. Floyd Rodriguez, 42, of the city's environment and natural resources office fell in ...

No limits: Philippines gears up to scrap caps on rice imports
Reuters - 2018-08-31
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is gearing up to scrap more than two-decade ... in July that the step would drive down prices for their produce, hurting their business and impacting local supply chains. "The whole rice market chain will be affected ...

No limits: Philippines gears up to scrap caps on rice imports
Investing.com - 2018-08-31
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is gearing up to scrap more than two-decade-old caps on rice imports in the face of raging inflation and the possible threat of trade sanctions over the policy, a revamp that could bring relief to consumers but pain to ...

Angat Dam nears spilling level; residents warned vs flooding
philstar.com - 2018-08-31
MALOLOS, Philippines -- The water level in Angat Dam is close to its spilling level, the Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction and management office (PDRRMO) has alerted the public. As of 8 a.m. yesterday, the water level in Angat Dam was at 209.50 ...

Environment department to open more areas for mining
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) -- In the light of a drop in the country's economic growth, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday said more areas for ...

BOI, Japan bank tie-up to promote Philippines to Japan SMEs
philstar.com - 2018-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Board of Investments (BOI) has partnered with a Japanese bank to work together to encourage firms from Japan to do business and invest in the Philippines. In a statement yesterday, the BOI said a memorandum of understanding (MOU ...

AirAsia's $100m China hub deal collapses as bilateral relations cool
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-08-31
The airline also has operations in India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand. Mahathir, who met Xi in Beijing recently, said the Chinese leadership "understood" the need for Malaysia ...

Philippines tells Filipinos to brace for Malaysian crackdown
The Washington Times - 2018-08-31
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine government asked Filipinos ... Many of the Filipinos in Malaysia have worked on plantations, in business establishments or as maids for decades. Crackdowns against illegal immigrants in Malaysia in the past have ...

Joe Biden's McCain eulogy just explained exactly what's wrong with American politics
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-31
(CNN) -- Here's a paragraph from Joe Biden's eulogy of the late John McCain that you need to read: "You know, I'm sure if my former colleagues who work with John, I'm sure there's people who said ...

Google Assistant can now understand two languages at once
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-31
(CNN Money) -- Google Assistant has a new trick. El Asistente de Google tiene un nuevo truco. Starting today, the voice assistant can speak two languages simultaneously. That means bilingual ...

Apple expected to announce new iPhone and gadgets September 12
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
(CNN Money) -- How will Apple follow up its biggest iPhone announcement since the original? Probably with the same device in more colors, but we'll find out for sure on September 12, according to ...

Kian delos Santos murder trial ends; promulgation set
philstar.com - 2018-08-30
MANILA, Philippines -- After six months of trial, the murder and planting of evidence case filed against three police officers for the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos finally reached its conclusion. Branch 125 Presiding Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr ...

Kadamay storms NHA project in Bacolod City
philstar.com - 2018-08-30
BACOLOD CITY - Around 1,000 informal settlers tried to occupy a housing project intended for soldiers and police officers in Barangay Felisa in this city yesterday. Led by the militant Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay), the informal settlers ...

3 dead, jail officer held in drug war
philstar.com - 2018-08-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Three drug suspects were killed in anti-drug operations in Bulacan and Rizal in the past two days. An alias Val reportedly engaged anti-narcotics agents in a shootout in Barangay Igulot, Bocaue, Bulacan yesterday morning. The ...

No more towing for illegally parked vehicles - MMDA
philstar.com - 2018-08-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will no longer tow illegally parked vehicles starting today. "We intend to avoid confrontations and incidents of corruption," MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia told reporters ...

Apple hits a record high after announcing it will unveil its new iPhone on September 12
Business Insider - 2018-08-30
Apple shares hit a record high of $228.26 on Thursday after the tech giant announced it will unveil its new iPhone at an event next month in California. They have pared their gains and now trade up 1.65% at $226.67 apiece. The smartphone maker has sent out ...

Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station
YAHOO! - 2018-08-30
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger.

Updated: More Than 12 Tons of Raw Ground Beef Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination
YAHOO! - 2018-08-30
Update: Last week, Cargill announced that it was voluntarily recalling over 12 tons of ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination--and retailers are following suit. According to a press release from Albertsons Companies, retailers in seven ...

Amazon is quietly doubling down on cryptographic security
TechCrunch - 2018-08-30
The growth of cloud services -- with on-demand access to IT services over the Internet -- has become one of the biggest evolutions in enterprise technology, but with it, so has the threat of ...

Bees develop a taste for some pesticides the way humans get addicted to nicotine, say scientists
YAHOO! - 2018-08-30
Bees develop a taste for some pesticides the way humans get addicted to nicotine, say scientists originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Bees can become addicted to pesticide-laced foods the same way that humans become hooked on nicotine, according to a new ...

Purported iPhone XS image shows gold color and Plus-sized display
The Verge - 2018-08-30
The image above, according to 9to5Mac, is the upcoming iPhone XS that Apple plans to announce on September 12th. The leaked marketing image shows a new gold color option -- we know Apple had explored releasing a gold iPhone X last year -- and the two ...

Emailing On Your Commute? That's Work, A New Study Says
NPR - 2018-08-30
If you use your commute to catch up on work email, that time "should be counted as part of the working day," according to a new study by researchers who analyzed thousands of commuters' online habits. "If travel time were to count as work time, there would ...

Plotting A Path To A Digital Future
Forbes - 2018-08-30
When the oil price falls, the sector traditionally turned its attention to improving its operational efficiency and managing risk. However, when prices began to rise the focus moves back to how best to invest in capital projects. Over several cycles that ...

Brands Making The World A Better Place
Forbes - 2018-08-30
Humanability. It's a relatively new word that means doing more good things for the world. And, it appears that many consumers want -- and expect -- that humanability from brands. A 2018 Sprout Social survey entitled, "Championing Change in the Age of ...

Researchers to test individualized drug cocktails for kids' brain tumors
Upi.com - 2018-08-30
Aug. 30 (UPI) --Using genomic technology, researchers are planning a clinical trial of individualized drug cocktails to treat children with a form of malignant brain tumor. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco plan to treat up to 44 ...

Scientists find genetic marker to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer
Upi.com - 2018-08-30
Aug. 30 (UPI) --Scientists have found a genetic marker for aggressive prostate cancer, which ultimately could lead to a better way to detect the disease. The genetic mutation is responsible for high risk of the aggressive form of cancer, according to ...

'What the hell were we thinking?' Startup founders who landed a $55,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' nearly missed their big break
Business Insider - 2018-08-30
The founders of Cousins Maine Lobster appeared on "Shark Tank" in 2012. They landed a $55,000 deal with Barbara Corcoran. When the "Shark Tank" producers initially reached out to them, the founders declined -- twice -- because their business was only two ...

PNP seizes 536 guns in crackdown on security firms
philstar.com - 2018-08-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated more than 500 firearms from security agencies in Metro Manila with cease to operate (CTO) orders. PNP Civil Security Group (CSG) head Director Camilo Pancratius Cascolan yesterday ...

Boracay rehabilitation to continue after October 26 opening
philstar.com - 2018-08-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Boracay interagency task force composed of the Departments of Tourism (DOT), Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Interior and Local Government set the soft opening of the island on Oct. 26. Puyat said only the first ...

Duterte: Davao has a lot of rape cases because it has a lot of pretty women
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of reports that his hometown has logged the highest number of rape cases in the country, saying there ...

3 more cases filed vs Janette Garin, 36 others
philstar.com - 2018-08-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Three more criminal cases were filed against former health secretary Janette Garin and 36 others before the Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday over the deaths of school children inoculated with the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine.

Federalism price tag higher at P243 billion
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-30
Edillon said this could be a problem for nomadic indigenous peoples. Other concerns include the rising cost of doing business since FRs will be the one in charge for the regulation and licensing ...

Emerging-market wobbles to test if Asia really is safer
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-30
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE -- While Asia proved to be relatively stable through the Turkey-led emerging market sell-off this month, the region has its own vulnerabilities with the junk-bond market shaping up as a key area to watch. The amount of such debt coming ...

Coffee Does Not Merit Cancer Warning Label Ordered In California, FDA Says
NPR - 2018-08-30
The Food and Drug Administration has stepped into a simmering debate in California as to whether coffee should come with a cancer warning label. In March, a judge sided with a nonprofit organization called the Council for Education and Research on Toxics ...

Local SMEs plan to increase exports outside Asia Pacific
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-30
Majority (73%) of Philippine SMEs expect their e-commerce business to increase in the next year. The study also showed 89% of the SMEs are using mobile commerce, with 74% saying they see higher mobile commerce revenues in the next 12 months. Social media ...

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