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Seamless Philippines 2018 unravels future of Philippine commerce
philstar.com - 2018-08-23
banks and financial institutions, media, and food and beverage, among others. The wide-scale audience and participants that Seamless Philippines gathers creates a thriving conjunction where business deals are closed and partnerships are forged. For four ...

ARMM breaks ground on Maguindanao housing project
philstar.com - 2018-08-23
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao officials have broken ground on a housing project seen to benefit battle-scarred seaside communities in Maguindanao. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive ...

PNP validating alleged CIA plot to kill Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The Philippine National Police said on Wednesday they are validating President Rodrigo Duterte's statement the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is out to get him. "We take all the threats ...

Stocks advance on optimism over new US-China trade talks
philstar.com - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Investors eager to return to the market pushed the index to rally yesterday on optimism over a new round of US-China trade talks. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 131.73 points, or 1.75 percent, to finish ...

UN urges PH to remove human rights defenders from terror list
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- The United Nations (UN) is urging the Philippine government to untag human rights defenders as terrorists. Despite UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and three other alleged leftists being declared as ...

House seeks probe into arrest of lawyers in Makati bar incident
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday issued a resolution to investigate the arrest of three lawyers during a raid of a Makati City bar. 1-Ang Edukasyon Party List Representative Salvador Belaro Jr. and ...

Imee Marcos draws ire for 'move on' remark
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, daughter of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has drawn ire for her remark asking critics to move on. Governor Marcos on Tuesday hit people who continuously criticize her father ...

BSP grants relief to financial institutions affected by 'Josie'
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has offered temporary relief measures to financial institutions affected by tropical depression Josie. Josie, which hit the Philippines late July, has led to some ...

Labor rights group dares DOLE: Implement properly Occupational Safety and Health law
Davao Today - 2018-08-23
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- A labor rights group dared on Wednesday ... Rochelle Porras, director of the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), said the passage of the law ensures that "poor working conditions resulting to gross ...

Filipino priest accused of molesting boys goes missing
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino priest in Texas under investigation for allegedly molesting boys and stealing from his parish has gone missing. The Dallas Morning News reported that St. Cecilia Catholic Church officials believed that Rev. Edmundo ...

DOH warns vs formalin-tainted imported galunggong
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
During the hearing, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas revealed that the four major drivers for inflation last month were rising food prices because of the weather; higher excise taxes on sweetened beverages and fuel, and the scheduled increase in excise tax ...

Leptospirosis cases in Metro Manila up
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of leptospirosis cases in Metro Manila increased by over 300 percent amid monsoon rains that caused flooding, the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said urbanization had ...

C3 Expressway in conflict with another project--DPWH official
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
We will declare completeness [review] once it is clean," Bote said. AC Infrastructure, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Corp. and SM Investments Corp., submitted their proposal to the Public Works Department to design, finance, construct, operate and ...

Bacolod bags competitiveness award
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry earlier recognized Bacolod as one of the top national finalists in its recent "Most Business-Friendly City" search. Also this year, Bacolod was identified as one of the 4 fastest-growing cities in the ...

Consumer hotline
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
Globe Telecom Inc., through technology arm Globe Business, teams up with the Trade Department to make it easier for Filipino businesses and consumers to air their issues and concerns via the 1-DTI (1-384) consumer hotline which is now ready to accept calls.

Search is on for outstanding Filipino microentrepreneurs
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
Global bank Citi once again shines the spotlight on outstanding Filipino microentrepreneurs who have successfully risen from poverty and built businesses for themselves while helping ... Philippines, Inc., with funding support from Citi Foundation, partner ...

Trader, MICP execs sued over P13.5-million smuggled sugar
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) yesterday filed criminal charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against an importer tagged in the smuggling of P13.5 million worth of sugar into the country. The BOC filed charges against ...

Cebu cops into drugs, PNP chief confirms
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde yesterday admitted that there is a "culture of corruption" among PNP officers in Cebu, which he said prompted a revamp of the police force in the province.

Uber's new CFO suggested that an IPO might not happen in 2019 after all
Business Insider - 2018-08-22
Incoming Uber CFO Nelson Chai has suggested the company might not go public in 2019. The $69 billion transportation firm has been aiming for a 2019 IPO for a while -- Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi even reiterated that plan earlier this year. But Chai said ...

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely
The New York Times - 2018-08-22
In a limestone cave nestled high above the Anuy River in Siberia, scientists have discovered the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid. The 90,000-year-old bone fragment came from a female whose mother was Neanderthal, according to an analysis of DNA ...

Federalism: Good or bad?
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
The Commission on Population (POPCOM) denies the claim of pro-life groups that are circulating false information via social media that the contraceptive implant being distributed by the Department of Health (DOH) to women who want to space or limit child ...

MEI tapped to support DoD space missions
Upi.com - 2018-08-22
Aug. 22 (UPI) --MEI Technologies has been awarded a $10.2 million contract for NASA research, engineering and mission services to support Defense Department space transportation missions. The contract, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Air Force, provides for ...

Walker Hayes and His Wife Lost Their Baby from a Rare Complication -- What Is a Uterine Rupture?
YAHOO! - 2018-08-22
Rising country star Walker Hayes and his wife, Laney, have revealed to PEOPLE that their daughter, Oakleigh Klover, died at birth because of a uterine rupture. As rare as it is catastrophic, the rupture, or tear, is due to a weakness in the wall of the uterus.

Despite being shunned in America, Huawei is flourishing in Europe
The Verge - 2018-08-22
When major smartphone manufacturers talk about growth, they generally target three different markets: China, which is the biggest; the United States, which is highly influential and profitable; and the rest. India will soon rise from the latter pile, but ...

Everything we think we know about the new MacBook that Apple could announce soon
Business Insider - 2018-08-22
What Apple will call the new laptop is still a mystery though, and Bloomberg reports it could be called the MacBook Air or simply the new MacBook, but for now we'll just refer to it as the new MacBook Air. The MacBook Air has gotten plenty of internal ...

Study: Consistent moderate drinking tied to lower heart disease risk
Upi.com - 2018-08-22
Aug. 22 (UPI) --Consistent moderate drinking, compared with unstable alcohol consumption, may be associated with a lower risk of heart disease, according to new research. Researchers led by University College London and the University of Cambridge compared ...

Barkley returns to practice on limited basis
SportsNet New York - 2018-08-22
Halapio, who came out of the University of Florida ... and the start of talks between his agent and the front office haven't been productive so far. Aug 1, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) walks onto ...

Treasury to use new settlement system for auctions next week
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-22
However, these systems "lack the robustness and functionality" to support current and foreseen business requirements, the Treasury said. In a separate circular, the bureau said the usage of the NRoSS system is part of its system modernization project.

Logitech bets on future of E-sports with $150 mouse
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-22
"They really had market dominance in this space and they lost it. They are basically fighting themselves back in to the business, and I think they are doing super well." Darrell set out to rebuild the division because of what he saw as a potential ...

Do You Recommend Vitamins to Your Patients?
Medscape - 2018-08-22
Despite a lack of proven benefit and an association with harm in some studies, the obsession with vitamins and dietary supplements continues to fuel a thriving industry. In the United States alone, the supplement market was almost $30 billion in 2015.

'Big One' talk swirls as 69 massive earthquakes hit the Pacific's Ring of Fire in 48 hours
Fox News - 2018-08-22
A large swath of earthquakes hit the Pacific's so-called Ring of Fire earlier this week, prompting some to wonder if it is a precursor to the oft-discussed massive earthquake, colloquially known as "the Big One." Sixty-nine earthquakes, including 16 ...

House to resume hearings on 2019 budget
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
The budget hearings for the Department of Information and Communications Technology and Department of Health (DOH) are set on September 3; Civil Service Commission, Commission on Human Rights, Department of Science and Technology, and the Judiciary on ...

EU set to clear Apple's bid for music app Shazam: sources
Business Insider - 2018-08-22
The deal, announced in December last year, would help the iPhone maker better compete with Spotify , the industry leader in music streaming services. Shazam identifies songs when a smartphone is pointed at an audio source. The European Commission opened an ...

Lorenzana now in Russia to check out military equipment
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is currently in Russia to scout around for military hardware as part of the government's efforts to boost the armed forces' modernization program. The Secretary's itinerary ...

Xiamen Airlines to shoulder NAIA recovery costs
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Xiamen Airline has agreed to shoulder the costs of extracting the airplane that had skidded off the Ninoy Aquino International Airline (NAIA) runway last week. The incident, which happened on the evening of ...

Breastfeeding may reduce stroke risk for mothers, study says
Upi.com - 2018-08-22
Aug. 22 (UPI) --Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of stroke for post-menopausal women, especially among black and Hispanic mothers, according to a new study. For the first time, researchers examined the link between breastfeeding and stroke in women ...

The exercise block | The Freeman
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
This is important, especially on warm days, in order to prevent dehydration. When the weather is really hot, try to exercise in the early morning or in the evening, and increase your water intake. Listen to your body. If you find it hard to carry a ...

What does digital finance really mean?
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-22
During my time as an accounting lead for a shared services center, top management wanted to ... Accountants were forced to learn performance management, proper project management, and business requirements development. To maximize the value of the finance ...

Agriculture and education
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-22
Pride in work, and in how they feed the country, plays second fiddle to survival. A lot of big farms flourish, for agriculture is still a business. But small farmers, which account for majority of agricultural workers, remain poor and desperate.

Learning to change the world
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-22
Brian C. Gozun is dean of the Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business and is 2018-2019 United Board Fellow. He encourages educational leaders to apply for this fellowship at unitedboard.org to change the world through whole person education.

Couple conquers hearts through Indian cuisine
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
This has been the sweet lesson that Indian restaurateur Komal Khanchandani and her husband Sanjay learned when they made their foray into the food business almost two decades ago--here in the Philippines. A rural lass from the Indian state of Andra ...

Does Patient Care Suffer When Physicians Can't Be Sued?; More
Medscape - 2018-08-22
The study--by Michael D. Frakes, from Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, and Jonathan Gruber, from the department of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts--used an ingenious method for ...

CA bars BSP from disposing of Banco Filipino assets
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
It was closed in 1985 but was reopened nine years later after the SC declared the closure illegal and directed the BSP to allow the bank to resume its business operations. On March 17, 2011, however, the Monetary Board of the BSP placed Banco Filipino ...

OSG asks CA to reverse ruling against regularization of PLDT contractual employees
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to reverse its July 31 ruling which nullified its order for Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize its 7,344 workers hired under the labor ...

NCH Philippines celebrates 50 years in business
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
The global leader in the industrial and commercial maintenance, NCH Philippines is celebrating its 50th anniversary by providing better solutions to its clients with the launch of a new business group. The NCH facilities will help hotels and hospitality ...

Auction for government securities shifts to NRoSS starting August 28
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
The two platforms have been in operation for 20 years and were deemed to be lacking in the functionality that allows them to address current and foreseen business requirements to support the expanding capital market. The BTr said the Adaps system will now ...

Coal power deregulation could cause more deaths
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
EPA officials said they could give no firm projections for the health effects of their plan because that will depend on how states regulate power plants within their borders. But models provided by the agency estimate that, under the Trump plan ...

Bzzzzz: Tough for Cebu cops, PDEA agents to refute Digong's drug-addicts charge
Sun Star - 2018-08-22
Scrolling down: about the source of President Duterte's "intel" that most of local cops and PDEA agents are hooked on drugs; how presidential spokespersons describe the health of the chief executive; Harry Roque's explanation about Digong's makeup ...

Global shares mixed after S&P 500 touches all-time high
YAHOO! - 2018-08-22
ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to finish at ... Shares were higher in Thailand and the Philippines. Other Southeast Asian markets were closed for holidays. TRADE TENSIONS: Stocks have been buffeted by concerns about mounting ...

Trump Presidency Linked to Substance Use, Mental Health Issues Among Teens
YAHOO! - 2018-08-22
Moved by a news cycle highlighting police violence and systemic discrimination over the past two years, researchers at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine took to the streets of Los Angeles to document the ripple effects it might ...

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