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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 ...

A Mach 6 SR-71? This Is How Amazing (And Deadly) the SR-72 Could Be.
YAHOO! - 2018-08-19
It could have a strike mission. A Mach 6 SR-71? This Is How Amazing (And Deadly) the SR-72 Could Be. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is rightly viewed as a legend. Best known as a recon plane that nobody could hit, it even was considered as the basis for a ...

Bank lending to power companies slows down
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-19
But so far this year, Mr. Francisco noted BDO had agreed to fund only one or two projects, including Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E), a project of Meralco PowerGen Corp. (MGen). The developer has yet to draw down on its loan, he added. Late last year ...

Seed firm targets indigenous peoples for knowledge transfer
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-19
"For farmers to grow their business, they need to be equipped with knowledge and skills to improve their productivity," she added. "Knowledge Transfer can also contribute long-term economic development in rural areas, and provide better access to ...

PLDT, Smart on track to meet data service targets
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-19
The company noted the continuous expansion of its data business is the main driver of its revenues during the first half of the year, growing 4% to P82.2 billion. "Moving forward, our task is to accelerate our digital pivot by pursuing whenever possible ...

Megaworld expands Iloilo condo project
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-19
MEGAWORLD CORP. is expanding its residential offerings in Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo, with the launch of another condominium tower. In a statement issued over the weekend, the listed property developer said the South Wing of Saint Dominique ...

"Drinking A Gallon Of Water A Day Helped Me Lose 35 Pounds"
YAHOO! - 2018-08-19
In high school, I was always an active person (I played a lot of sports), but when I started college, I became too busy to stick to a consistent workout plan. I also developed some less-than-healthy eating habits (late-night food runs with friends were so fun!

Mixed signals
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
On August 14 at the launch in Malacañang of "Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance," 30 business organizations pledged "to commit themselves to the mission of pursuing inclusive growth by harnessing public-private partnership endeavors geared toward micro ...

The foundation of trust
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
And constant communication plays a major role in building relationships. Whether the relationship is between employer and employee, joint business venture or conjugal partnership, frequent interaction and communication leading to trust is crucial for its ...

Study: Nearly half of total PHL population can become poor
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
NEARLY half of all Filipinos are vulnerable to becoming poor due to various external shocks, according to a study released by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). As of 2015, around 48.5 percent of Filipino households are vulnerable to ...

Groups back bill exempting local sea salt from Asin law
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
"When the Asin law was enacted, mandatory iodization was recommended by the World Health Organization [WHO] to be the most cost-effective method to address iodine deficiency disorder [IDD] of some children," CCF said. "However, the law proved to be a ...

Megaworld to launch 7th condo in Iloilo township
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
PROPERTY developer Megaworld Corp. said it is adding another wing to Saint Dominique, its seventh residential tower in the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Iloilo City. The 10-story Saint Dominique South Wing offers an additional 152 residential units ...

Local sugar industry welcomes Coca Cola Co. reacquisition of local bottler
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
San Miguel Brewery Inc. was the first to bring Coke products into the country in 1927. In the 1980s the conglomerate spun off its softdrink business to become The Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines ... company. The local conglomerate later on sold all of its ...

Aviation authorities to meet with Xiamen Airlines officials on Monday over runway mishap
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Aviation authorities are set to meet with officials of the Chinese airline that operates the plane which skidded off the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA) main runway. Manila International Airport ...

Breeding tuna in PHL: Is it doable?
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
This means that the Philippines has the resources for putting up tuna cages with available local materials According to Beijnen, at this time, it is not easy to peg how much would it cost to start tuna-breeding business but cautioned that hatcheries are ...

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'
Rappler - 2018-08-19
KINSHANA, DR Congo - The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases. The gradually increasing death toll, with a further ...

250 environment leaders sign manifesto underscoring biodiversity conservation
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
Together with national government agencies and local government units (LGUs), national and international development agencies, media, academe and the business sector, conference participants pitched the call for a livable, healthy and climate-resilient ...

Kadayawan Ball: A fashion fête
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
"Winning for me is a proof of faith. I started late as a fashion designer because I was managing our family business after college. To be a fashion designer was a childhood dream, so I decided to study fashion design and pursue my dream," Zamora shared.

PBEd: Work force devt plan needed to align education with employment
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) called for the establishment of a work force development plan that would help address the so-called education mismatch affecting the labor market as seen in the increasing unemployment and underemployment rates ...

How can I improve my presentations?
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-19
"Slides complement the story." He adds that "a presentation arc contains a backstory. Describe the world in which your customer does business or how your product idea came about." Your backstory should contain "a hero--typically your customer ...

Jack Dorsey says Twitter's 'left-leaning' bias doesn't affect content decisions
Mashable - 2018-08-19
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is still trying to convince conservatives that his service treats them fairly. Speaking to CNN's Brian Stelter in an interview that aired Saturday, Twitter's top executive again reiterated that the social media company does not make ...

UP union urges action vs. Tulfo sibling's video in PGH
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Amid a possible plunder case involving a multimillion tourism ad deal, another case may confront one of the Tulfo siblings over a viral video. The University of the Philippines Academic Employees Union-Manila ...

What Is Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease? West Virginia University Postpones Fan Day
Forbes - 2018-08-19
There's the foot in mouth problem, which means accidentally saying something stupid or offensive. This can affect children and adults who behave like children. There is foot-and-mouth disease (also called hoof-and-mouth disease), which only affects those ...

Filipino-Chinese business group backs Duterte's TRAIN 2
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino-Chinese business group has expressed their approval of the proposed Package 2 of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN law. The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry ...

Senate to summon airport officials over NAIA runway mishap
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
The aircraft was stuck as the mishap occurred while there was a bad weather.

Banks still cool on green energy financing -- ADB
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The reluctance of most banks to fund green energy projects is a "major barrier" to the expansion of the alternative power source in the region, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) said. In a working paper titled ...

TRAIN 2, the kinder
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
I was listening to the conversation between my wife and our trusted household staff about the leftover change from the grocery money. Well, there is no change and our household staff was proud to say she made a big "abono" (advance payment). Inflation ...

More opioid users getting treatment since Medicaid expansion
Upi.com - 2018-08-19
SUNDAY, Aug. 19, 2018 -- The expansion of Medicaid that came along with the Affordable Care Act has made it easier for some opioid users to get treatment, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 12 million Medicaid patients, researchers found that ...

Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business
NPR - 2018-08-19
Michael Doody remembers some things about his Columbus, Ohio neighborhood in the 1990s: "Gunshots, helicopters, thefts, smashed out windows, burglaries, robberies, assaults and murders." In addition to the crime, roughly 50 percent of the children were ...

MIAA chief hopeful NAIA Terminal 1 situation back to normal soon
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- The general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is hopeful the chaos at Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be resolved soon. Speaking at a press conference ...

A play for the budget
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-19
In a business corporation, the question is not asked, because vision and mission statements are clear to all, as the management team stops to ponder: where are we now and where do we want to be -- in a year, in three years, and in five years? They sweat ...

Poe to summon Tugade, airport authorities over runway mishap
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Senator Grace Poe on Sunday said she would summon officials and some passengers for a senate probe on the runway mishap that has affected the operations of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) since ...

HUD Hits Facebook For Allowing Housing Discrimination
NPR - 2018-08-19
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is accusing tech behemoth Facebook of engaging in housing discrimination, according to a complaint filed on Friday. In it, HUD says the social media giant allows landlords and home sellers access to ...

Amazon, Google And Microsoft Aim To Fix Healthcare...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week
Forbes - 2018-08-19
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 - Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others make health data pledge. This week, Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, IBM ...

Ilocos Norte gov't wants a halt to Spanish-era bridge demolition
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
LAOAG, Ilocos Norte -- The Ilocos Norte provincial government has tapped cultural agencies to stop the demolition of the "Puente de Barit" bridge built during the Spanish colonial era. "It's very unfortunate that incidents like this happen, especially in ...

LIST: Domestic, international flights canceled on August 19
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
The aircraft was stuck in a muddy field due to the bad weather affecting several flights. On Friday alone, over 150 international and domestic flights were canceled and more than 17 international flights were diverted to Clark and Cebu International ...

CHR probes arrest of lawyers in Makati
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has begun its own investigation on the arrest of three lawyers for supposedly "threatening" police officers conducting a search of a bar reportedly used as a drug den. CHR chair Chito Gascon ...

MIAA: Departures prioritized as flights resume in NAIA
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 18) -- As flights resume after the clearing of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway Saturday, the airport authority said that they prioritized departing flights. "Ang direksyon namin (Our directive ...

Millennial owns six Laguna restaurants
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-18
A Laguna-based millennial abandoned her plan to work as a physical therapist in the United States two years ago to stay with her family and start a restaurant business. Jary Rie Eliseo Olivares decided to put up a cafe in a property owned by her father ...

P10 million smuggled sugar seized off Tawi-Tawi
philstar.com - 2018-08-18
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) turned over to the Bureau of Customs yesterday 5,000 bags of smuggled sugar worth P10 million, which were recently seized from a boat off Tawi-Tawi. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, who ...

Trash ends up in El Nido lagoon
philstar.com - 2018-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Heaps of trash washed up in a famous lagoon in El Nido, Palawan, an unusual sight in a place known for its pristine beaches. In a Facebook post that has gone viral, Ianna Reyes expressed disappointment when she saw garbage, mostly ...

UP Manila academic employees' union slam Ramon Tulfo for 'abusive behavior'
Rappler - 2018-08-18
"These two institutions have the legal and moral mandate to protect those under the purview of their responsibility, be they health personnel, students, or patients," it said. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Tulfo posted a video of his "PGH ...

Operations at NAIA return to normal Xiamen incident an eye-opener - DOTr chief
philstar.com - 2018-08-18
Campos pointed out that the ILS enables pilots to conduct a fully automated or instrument approach to landing if they are unable to establish visual contact with the runway at night or during poor weather conditions. Scores of international flights were ...

Traffic enforcer in viral video cited
philstar.com - 2018-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Netizens commended a traffic constable for his patience when he was at the receiving end of verbal abuse from the husband of a Department of Justice prosecutor who tried to get out of paying a P200 fine for illegal parking last week.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is blaming Facebook for 'unlawful' advertising tactics
Business Insider - 2018-08-18
Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint over the company's ad targeting tools available to housing advertisers. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's complaint sides with advocacy groups that brought a lawsuit against Facebook ...

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