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FMIC, UA&P: Growth may remain 'tepid' in Q3 amid inflation, weak exports
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
Economists at First Metro Investment Corp. and University of Asia and the Pacific said the Philippine economy may expand 6.5 percent or less in the July-September period, although underlying growth momentum should hold up amid robust construction and ...

Fiscal in viral video ordered to answer MMDA complaint
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said that the prosecutor who was caught in video trying to avoid being fine for illegal parking was ordered to answer the raps filed against her. The Metropolitan Manila Development ...

Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" -- and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a ...

CAAP looking into possible liability of Xiamen Airlines pilot
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
The control tower then informed the Chinese airline plane of the current weather condition. At 11:41 p.m., the Xiamen plane announced the weather condition, which is heavy rain. The control tower, however, cleared the plane for landing at around 11:53 ...

Mindanao police on full alert status after Sultan Kudarat town blast kills 2, injures 35
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Mindanao has been put on full alert status following a bomb blast that killed two people and injured at least ...

Instagram combats misinformation and trolls with three new features
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
and a copy of a legal or business ID. Once verified, their accounts will feature a blue "verified" badge similar to the one Twitter uses, letting people know the account is the real deal.

EU healthcare biz to bring innovative tech to Philippines, other regions
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
Specifically in Philippines, it is expected that percentage of elderly above 65 years old will grow to 4.9 percent by 2020 and 6.3 percent by 2030.2 In addition, the implementation of universal health coverage for all Philippines citizens has driven the ...

Batanes out of rice; government to distribute smuggled rice
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
Roque said the problem lies not in the quantity of rice being imported but the way the staple is distributed. The local government of Zamboanga City previously declared a state of calamity after rice prices went up to P50 to P70 per kilo because of lack of ...

Government eyes return to panda, samurai bond markets
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is eyeing to return to the panda and samurai bond markets in the next 12 to 18 months, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. In an interview, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the government does not ...

Malacañang official: Mindanao martial law extension 'an option' after Sultan Kudarat blast
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- A Malacañang official on Wednesday hinted at the possibility of asking for another extension of martial law in Mindanao in the wake of the Sultan ...

Arroyo: Nothing can stop me from retiring next year
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- Nothing can stop House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from retiring. "[I am] not just thinking [of it], I am retiring... I don't plan to run for ...

Staggered toll hike on NLEX, Cavitex approved
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
He said the MPTC is committed to terminate the arbitration case. The Metro Pacific Investments Corp., through NLEX Corp., filed a notice of arbitration in April 2016 to seek compensation for toll rate adjustments amounting to P3 billion. The adjustments ...

Transpo Chief Tugade apologizes for NAIA runway mess: We did all we could
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday expressed his sincerest apologies for the Xiamen Airlines incident that paralyzed the Ninoy Aquino ...

Grab: Slots for TNVS franchises not enough
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The 10,000 new slots for franchises of Transport Network Vehicle Service of ridesharing companies opened recently by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are not enough to address the TNVS shortage, Grab ...

Local stocks track upbeat US, Asia markets
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- After the holiday break, the local stock market started anew on a positive note, closing upbeat as it tracked US and regional markets. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 78.14 points or 1.01 percent to ...

TESDA: Results of investigation on ghost trainees out in September
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority ... About ?9.3 million was given to the Sta. Mesa Campus of AMA Computer College for a JAVA and Software Development NC IV training for 310 scholars.

Senate to probe NAIA mess on Wednesday
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
The hearing of the Senate Committee on Public Services begins 9:30 ... how airport congestion inconveniences travelers and affects tourism and business losses. Among the guests invited to the ...

Lawmaker worried over quick dismissal of impeachment cases vs SC justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- An opposition lawmaker said expediting the impeachment complaints against seven Supreme Court justices might mean immediate dismissal to clear the ...

The anomaly in government advertisements
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-28
I used to be business editor of the Philippines Herald, before joining Kanlaon Broadcasting System just before martial law was proclaimed. I quit KBS after the Ninoy Aquino assassination and tried ...

The CJ and the judiciary crisis
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-28
Such notoriety partly explains why the Philippines ranks poorly among 190 countries in ease of doing business. There is no rule of law. There is impunity by the high, the mighty, and the lawless.

East Visayas party-list backs National ID
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-28
"For every official or business transaction, we are often asked to present two or more government-issued IDs. The funny experience sometimes is that you will be asked two or more government ...

Kanye West just tweeted out life lessons from the fake Warren Buffett account blowing up on Twitter
Business Insider - 2018-08-28
An unverified Twitter account claiming to be Warren Buffett is raking in followers. Kanye West posted a screenshot of one of the tweets Tuesday, drawing his 28.1 million followers' attention to the account. Impersonation is against Twitter's terms of service.

Google ties up with Indian lenders in bid to woo new users
Business Insider - 2018-08-28
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it is partnering with a handful of Indian banks to bring quick loans to the masses, as it aims to woo tens of millions of new internet users in the country to its digital payments services.

E. coli strain in poultry may cause infections in humans, study says
Upi.com - 2018-08-28
Aug. 28 (UPI) --An E. coli strain found in retail chicken and turkey products may be passed on to humans and cause a range of infections, including in the urinary tract, according to a study. Although past research had found Escherichia coli can spread ...

Ancient parasitic wasps found in fossil fly pupae
Upi.com - 2018-08-28
Aug. 28 (UPI) --Scientists have for the first time identified parasites inside ancient fossil fly pupae. Roughly half of all species on Earth are classified as parasites, but how different parasitic behaviors evolved isn't well understood. The study of ...

Carla Abellana ventures into the business of pampering
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-28
Apart from her hectic schedule shooting for her next project for the GMA Network, Carla Abellana is now the proud owner of a Posh Nails franchise, a business venture she calls a dream come true. Carla Abellana is now a proud owner of Posh Nails business ...

Carla Abellana ventures into the business of pampering
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-28
Apart from her hectic schedule shooting for her next project for the GMA Network, Carla Abellana is now the proud owner of a Posh Nails franchise, a business venture she calls a dream come true. Carla Abellana is now a proud owner of Posh Nails business ...

Google Attacked by Trump With Claim It Is Burying Conservative News
The New York Times - 2018-08-28
President Trump attacked Google on Tuesday for what he claimed was an effort to intentionally suppress conservative views supportive of his administration, an accusation that increases pressure on technology companies grappling with their increasingly ...

Too Frail To Retire? Humans Ponder The Fate Of Research Chimps
NPR - 2018-08-28
Sarah Anne, a 59-year-old chimpanzee, is famous enough to have her own Wikipedia page. That's because she was captured from the wild as an infant and raised in the home of a language researcher who taught her to use symbols for words. These days, she lives ...

Instagram says users can now evaluate authenticity of accounts
Business Insider - 2018-08-28
Instagram is introducing a new feature to let users find out more information about the ads that various accounts on the service pay for. The feature, which is similar to what Instagram parent company Facebook rolled out earlier this year, is intended to ...

Nearly 3,000 Deaths in Puerto Rico Linked to Hurricane Maria, Report Says
The New York Times - 2018-08-28
A long-awaited report on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has found that nearly 3,000 more deaths than expected occurred in the months after the storm, the first official outside evaluation of the toll in a disaster whose damage in ...

Hurricane Maria Caused 2,975 Deaths In Puerto Rico, Independent Study Estimates
NPR - 2018-08-28
Independent researchers from the George Washington University have estimated that Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico in the six months following the storm. The researchers' findings had been long-awaited. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello ...

Drug war: 4 suspects slain
philstar.com - 2018-08-28
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Four alleged drug pushers were killed in anti-drug operations in Laguna, Batangas and Oriental Mindoro on Monday. Deticio Ponciano, alias Pot-Pot, was shot dead after he reportedly drew his gun when he sensed he ...

Resort owner slain in robbery in Rizal
philstar.com - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A resort owner was allegedly killed by her helper in a robbery in Baras, Rizal on Monday. The body of Trinidad Varela, 75, was discovered by her son-in-law at Hillside Farm Resort in Barangay Pinugay at about 9:30 a.m. Her face bore ...

Five (more) reasons why Disrupt SF is where you should be on Sept. 5-7
TechCrunch - 2018-08-28
A few weeks ago, we posted the five top reasons why anyone in the startup scene -- from new entrants to seasoned founders and investors -- would be glad they attended Disrupt SF next Wednesday ...

Imaging biomarker can predict coronary inflammation
Upi.com - 2018-08-28
Aug. 28 (UPI) --Researchers developed an imaging biomarker that measures inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries and can help predict cardiac mortality. The perivascular fat attenuation index, or FAI, is used to quantify fatty tissue ...

Colored E-Ink is now shipping, but it still has a long way before it hits e-readers
The Verge - 2018-08-28
When E-Ink first unveiled its Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) in 2016, we were optimistically hopeful for the possibilities of comics, magazines, and textbooks in color on our Kindles. That appears to still be a distant dream. The company announced today that ...

House panel sets probe of rice supply, prices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-28
The unnumbered resolution is expected to be included in the Order of Business and will be referred to the food and agriculture committee following the resumption of session on Tuesday (August 28). According to Panganiban, it is unacceptable that tons of ...

Financial Inclusion: Work in Progress
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-28
"Clients do not need to go to the branch to open an account," she added. On the other hand, Sy-led BDO Unibank, Inc. said they make banking convenient for their clients as well as encouraging the unbanked to do business with them through simplified ...

SEC warns against illegal lending firms
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-28
Both Almasai Equity Holdings and EMMRJ Loan Consultancy were also found to be engaging in ultra vires act, which means that they are doing business that is not in accordance with the purpose stated in their certificates of incorporation. This constitutes ...

Going lite with branch-lites
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-28
Other banks have likewise expressed interest in opening branch-lite units, among them were Lucio C. Tan-owned Philippine National Bank, Aboitiz-led City Savings Bank, Inc., Bank of Makati, (A Savings Bank), Inc., Gokongwei-led Robinsons Bank Corp., and Sy ...

MEI reports 12% increase in online hiring in Q2 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-28
Based on the MEI, the retail industry exhibited the most notable annual growth, while business- process outsourcing/information technology witnessed the steepest decline in the second quarter.

No current jobs threat yet from AI, automation in labor front-DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-28
When it comes to doing business, companies still prefer to keep their operations labor-intensive. At least for now. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it has yet to observe any ...

Advocacy group calls ICC withdrawal 'arbitrary', unconstitutional
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- With opposition senators not showing up in the first day of the Supreme Court arguments on the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal ...

Scientists observe decay of Higgs boson particle into two bottom quarks
Upi.com - 2018-08-28
Aug. 28 (UPI) --Particle physicists have finally witnessed the decay of a Higgs boson particle into two bottom quarks. Models predict Higgs boson particles decay into two bottom quarks 60 percent of the time. Bottom quarks, or b quarks, are the second ...

German firm sets up pioneering hub in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-28
Customers and potential business clients can also experience the products or see how they work through a demonstration by professionals. It also serves as the business and service center for local ...

Fake LPG seized in Paco raid
philstar.com - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- At least P1.5 million worth of fake liquefied petroleum gas were confiscated when police raided an LPG store in Paco, Manila on Saturday. Armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Merianthe Pacita Zuraek of the Manila Regional ...

SMC allots P22.9 billion for Manila North Harbor upgrade
philstar.com - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has set aside P22.9 billion for the ongoing rehabilitation and modernization of the Manila North Harbor, a 55-hectare port facility in Tondo, Manila, which is targeted for completion in 2022. Of the amount ...

Palace advises Picardal to use legal remedies amid death threat claim
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque advised Fr. Amado Picardal to use legal remedies if death threats towards the latter are, indeed, proven.

NFA officials, council blame each other on rice price spike
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) and its policy-making body pointed fingers at each other in a congressional hearing on rice prices. NFA Deputy ...

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