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Here's the latest hint that Apple will launch new Apple Watch models next month
Business Insider - 2018-08-20
Apple usually launches new Apple Watch models in September. A regulatory filing from the Eurasian Economic Commission names six new model numbers. Rumors suggest the new Apple Watch could have a larger screen, better battery life, and new health features.

Duterte signs law ensuring safety in workplaces
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
The Republic Act No. 11058 or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards" (OSHS) also imposes penalties on employers that do not to follow the health and safety standards set by the Philippine labor code and ...

Restaurant Brands to Expand Popeye's Brand in Philippines
Yahoo Finance - 2018-08-20
The fully-franchised business model also allows the company to use other people's money to expand the brand more rapidly into various markets. Notably, Restaurant Brands have witnessed year-over ...

Wrong on Boracay
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-20
Government cannot do it alone. Big business cannot do it alone. NGOs and POs cannot do it alone. We need all hands on deck. Which is why it is a pity that my friend and colleague in the 16th Congress, Pamalakaya chairman Fernando "Pandong" Hicap ...

DPWH stops demolition of Spanish-era bridge
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-20
"It is very important for people to be aware. We should make the business of heritage conservation more approachable and relatable to the general population," Raquel said. "The provincial government will work with national cultural agencies and the ...

Toni Gonzaga on providing Seve the #SpringofLove
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-20
Many consider Toni Gonzaga as one of the most admired new moms in show business for being able to perfectly balance her commitments and responsibilities as a TV host and actress, daughter, sister, wife, and a mother. Siblings Alex and Toni with baby Seve ...

Groups slam arrest of 3 lawyers in Makati drug den raid
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
"We are determined to banish the illegal-drug trade from our communities, especially in establishments like bars where drug dealing can easily become part of the services offered to clients because of unscrupulous business owners," the mayor said in a ...

Determining the true costs of war
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-20
When President Rodrigo Duterte promised to rebuild the war-torn city of Marawi in the southern Philippines ... and mathematics at Wellesley College and is currently on an academic internship with International Alert Philippines. Her research interests ...

DOTr-LTO, BTr, LBP ink deal for nationwide online payment of LTO transactions
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
During the MOA Signing, LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante said, "With this MOA signing, LTO clients all over the country will soon be able to transact business and/or pay their monetary obligations with the LTO using any of the Web-based payment ...

Suntrust Shanata tops off 6th tower
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
Suntrust Properties Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Megaworld Corp., recently topped off its sixth Suntrust Shanata residential tower on August 10. The midrise-condominium community was just named as 2018 Best Affordable Condo in Metro Manila by ...

Lakas-CMD eyes coalition with Hugpong ng Pagbabago
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- Another political party may soon join Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP). Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) spokesperson and House Deputy Speaker Butch Pichay on Monday ...

ICTSI to build road leading to its port in Ecuador
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
A SUBSIDIARY of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) in Latin America is constructing a 44.2-kilometer road in the said region to further spur growth into its terminal in Ecuador. Jose Antonio Contreras, the chief executive of port ...

MFT group seeks to expand medical equipment, food/beverage businesses
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
VENTURE capital firm MFT Group Inc. on Monday said it is pursuing the expansion of its new medical equipment business as well as food and beverage businesses, both domestic and abroad. MFT Group CEO Mica F. Tan said they see high demand for refurbished ...

LIST: Domestic flights canceled on August 20
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
As of 4 p.m., the MIAA said around 20 flights of budget carriers Air Asia and Cebu Pacific were canceled due to the bad weather and excessive delays. Z2 0424 - Manila to Puerto Princesa Z2 0425 - Puerto Princesa to Manila

Palace denies Joma's comatose claim: The President is fine and healthy
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque countered the claim of communist leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison that President Rodrigo Duterte has gone into a coma. Sison on Sunday night shared a photo of the President ...

Liza Maza resigns as head of anti-poverty agency
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Liza Maza on Monday resigned from her post, saying that she preferred to serve the country outside the government. Maza said she reached the decision because ...

CamSur school could lose permit to operate after burning of students' bags - DepEd
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- The Department of Education has ordered an investigation into Bicol Central Academy (BCA) after its school administrator reportedly burned the bags of students who weren't following policy. DepEd on Monday said ...

Pepsi is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
(CNN Money) -- Pepsi is buying one of the world's top sparkling water brands. The drinks company announced Monday that it would take over SodaStream, the Israeli company that sells do-it-yourself seltzer makers, in a deal worth $3.2 billion. The move will ...

DOT bans gate passes to withdraw Duty Free goods
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) has banned its officials from withdrawing goods from Duty Free Philippines, Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced Monday. She said she ordered for the removal of gate ...

Relax, binge watchers. Netflix is not adding commercials
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
(CNN Money) -- Netflix is setting the record straight: It's not adding commercials. It is testing out video promotions between episodes and movies. They can be skipped. The popular streaming service quietly started testing the videos this week. In ...

Senate probe into NAIA runway mishap sought
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
A Xiamen Air flight MF8667 went off the runway before midnight Friday because of bad weather. Nobody was hurt in the incident and the flight's passengers have been brought to a hotel. CX 908 Manila -Hong Kong 0600H CX 912 Manila - Hong Kong 0825H CX 907 ...

Senate panel to launch 'full-blown' probe on airport chaos
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- A Senate panel is set to conduct a "full-blown investigation" into a Chinese airline mishap that paralyzed operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for days. Senate Committee on Public Services ...

LIST: Class suspensions for August 20
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
MANILA, Philippines-- Several classes were suspended on Monday due to the prevailing bad weather. Local government units in Northern and Central Luzon have announced class suspensions amid the monsoon rains. The Quezon City government earlier announced ...

Palace denies rumors on Duterte's health: He's fine
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 1:09 p.m.) -- Malacañang has denied a claim by Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison that President Rodrigo Duterte is in a coma. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday stressed that ...

Thousands of passengers inconvenienced by NAIA runway mishap
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Hayyy I feel heartbroken for those people stuck in NAIA. Reunions delayed, business plans cancelled and dream travels put on hold. Anxiety and stress are off the charts for sure. Hang in there! Some passengers also complained of unclear communication from ...

Worries on the economy
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
Then there is Harry Roque, an economics illiterate. Contrary to his statement that six percent is high naman, that barely keeps us in place. We need do eight percent or higher to keep pace with our high population growth rate. Saying we are among the top ...

Several flights canceled, many passengers still waiting at NAIA Terminal 1
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport remains chaotic on Monday, three days after the airport runway mishap. Passengers are still facing its effects on Monday morning, despite the reopening of ...

NPC to propose amendments to Data Privacy Act
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is set to propose amendments to the Data Privacy Act which would allow NPC to just issue fines for violations of the law. NPC commissioner Raymond Liboro told reporters the power to just issue ...

HealthMine Survey: 71% of Medicare Plan Members Not Informed When Providers Drop Out of Network
Yahoo Finance - 2018-08-19
Only 22% of Medicare members responded that their health plan follows up with them on the quality of care after a provider visit DALLAS, Aug. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-one percent (71%) of Medicare health plan members say their plan does not inform ...

Must NP Preceptors Duplicate a Student's Documentation?
Medscape - 2018-08-19
To submit a legal/professional question for future consideration, write to the editor at lstokowski@medscape.net (include "Ask the Expert" in subject line). Defending against a lawsuit for malpractice; and Proving the clinician provided the service billed.

The Harvard Zoo Experiment: Animals Educating Future Doctors
Medscape - 2018-08-19
It's not a medical term that students learn from textbooks, but that's the word that Eric Baitchman, DVM, vice president of Animal Health and Conservation at Zoo New England, used to describe the origins of the Franklin Park Zoo's ongoing collaboration ...

Don't Fall Over, but the DEA Just Changed Its Tune on Marijuana
Yahoo Finance - 2018-08-19
Big changes are under way right now in our neighbor to the north. Beginning Oct. 17, recreational marijuana will officially go on sale in Canada, making it the first industrialized country in the world to give adult-use weed the green light. The ...

Roku and Amazon Are Both Winning Streaming Time
Yahoo Finance - 2018-08-19
Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) has made it clear that it's competing against some much bigger companies. It lists Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google, and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) as some of its biggest competitors. All four companies ...

IPPCA opposed to sale of Euro 2 diesel
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The offering of Euro 2 diesel by local oil companies should not be mandatory as it will burden firms with the need for significant investments, an industry group said. In a statement over the weekend, the Independent Philippine ...

Should You Buy JD.com at its 52-Week Low?
Yahoo Finance - 2018-08-19
Shares of JD.com (NASDAQ: JD) recently slipped to a 52-week low after the Chinese e-commerce giant posted mixed second quarter numbers. Its revenue rose 31% annually to 122.3 billion RMB ($18.5 billion), beating estimates by $700 million. However, JD's non ...

LTFRB to open 10,000 slots for TNVS franchises
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to open 10,000 slots for franchises of Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) units of ridesharing companies, an official announced yesterday. LTFRB Chairman ...

Maynilad spends P14 B for wastewater project
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
The Pangilinan-led company said the investment went into the construction of 15 new sewage treatment plants, one sewage and septage treatment plant, and another separate septage treatment plant. Maynilad also spent for the rehabilitation of existing ...

Pinay found dead in Jeddah hotel
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A 52-year-old Filipina household service worker was found dead in a hotel room in Jeddah, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. In a report from the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, the DFA said the Filipina ...

FDA shuts down pharmacy, warehouse
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked the license of a pharmacy in Tarlac and padlocked it for selling unregistered health products. The FDA also imposed a P1.07-million fine against Farrah Bunch, owner of Natural ...

PLDT, Smart accelerate fixed wireless network expansion
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
"The beneficial impact of these network roll-out efforts has been enhanced by the tighter coordination between our business and network organizations, and, between the fixed and mobile engineering teams. As a result, we are prioritizing the roll-out in ...

Drug suspect slain, 6 others nabbed
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected drug pusher was killed and six others were arrested in separate police operations in Metro Manila over the weekend. In Pasig City, a drug suspect, known only as Carlo, died in a reported shootout with police during a ...

Aboitiz, Chelsea asked to resubmit regional airport proposal
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Aboitiz Group and Dennis Uy-led Chelsea Logistics Corp. will have to submit anew their respective offers to build and operate provincial airports in the Visayas and Mindanao. Transportation Undersecretary for planning Ruben ...

Global Information Security Spending To Exceed $124B In 2019, Privacy Concerns Driving Demand
Forbes - 2018-08-19
Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach over $114 billion in 2018, an increase of 12.4% from last year, according to the latest forecast from leading research firm Gartner. The firm is also forecasting that the market ...

Car theft, drug suspects gunned down
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna , Philippines -- Car theft and drug suspects were killed in separate shootouts with police officers in Cavite, Quezon and Albay over the weekend, authorities said yesterday. Christian Abudi died on the way to the hospital after he ...

MWSS calls for watershed protection
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
Furthermore, MWSS is encouraging other big corporations such as the MVP Group, Ayala Corp. and San Miguel Corp., to be part of the Annual Million Tree Challenge as well as proper management, protection and nurturing of trees in the critical watersheds.

Grandma, 103, gets birthday treat from cops
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A centenarian received the surprise of her life as police officers from Central Luzon brought her a cake for her 103rd birthday last Thursday in Clarkfield, Pampanga. Police Officer 2 Alberto Reyes and other members of the 302nd ...

Philippines diversifying ODA sources, eyes $300 M from Spain
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines continues to diversify its sources of cheap funding through official development assistance (ODA) loans as it is set to ink a $300 million deal with Spain. Finance Assistant Secretary Maria Edita Tan said the ...

144,548 ordinance violators held in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 144,548 tambays or loiterers have been apprehended for violating city ordinances in Metro Manila since June, a police official said. Of the number, 97,725 persons were reprimanded for being first-time offenders, 31,382 ...

5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Pregnancy
YAHOO! - 2018-08-19
Do you remember the first time you had a real talk with female friends about sex, feelings, or bodies? One of the reasons Sex and the City, for all its issues, struck such a chord with its viewers is because of just how purely and raunchily it addressed ...

Debt prepayments hit $1.45 B in 1st half
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine borrowers-both the national government and the private sector -- continued to prepay their foreign obligations resulting in the further weakening of the peso against the dollar, data from the Bangko Sentral ng ...

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