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PNP: No more separate budget for drug war's Oplan Double Barrel
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... which was realigned to the National Housing Authority. Oplan Double Barrel and Oplan Tokhang -- a knock-and-plead approach to arresting drug suspects ...

Death toll in Sultan Kudarat blast rises to 3
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
Metro Manila Manila (CNN Philippines, August 30) -- The death toll in the Sultan Kudarat town blast has risen to three, local police reported. Region 12 police spokesman Aldrin Gonzales confirmed ...

Trump touts Puerto Rico response as 'fantastic' despite nearly 3,000 dead
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
(CNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a drastically revised death toll in Puerto Rico a year after dual hurricanes devastated the island, offered a still-rosy outlook of his ...

COA flags Marawi City gov't for using only 26% of ?39M local cash donations
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 30) -- Only more than a fourth of the P39 million cash donations sourced locally for Marawi City evacuees were used by the city government in 2017, the ...

House approves ?6.7-B budget for Office of the President, ?447-M for VP
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved the proposed budgets for the offices of the country's two highest officials for 2019.

Ilocos Sur under state of calamity
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
SAN FERNANDO, La Union, Philippines -- Ilocos Sur was placed under a state of calamity on Tuesday amid massive flooding due to continuous heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon. Gov. Ryan Singson approved a resolution passed by the Sangguniang ...

Subdued growth seen in third quarter of 2018 as inflation remains elevated
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Economic expansion in the third quarter of the year may remain moderate unless inflationary pressures ease and exports recover, according to a joint report by First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) and University of Asia and the ...

Duterte honest on health issues -- Sara Duterte-Carpio
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- President Duterte does not hide matters concerning his health, according to his daughter Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. "The President is transparent with his health. You could see that he goes from one place to another in various ...

BPI raises record $600 million from maiden notes issuance
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has raised $600 million, the largest ever debut issuance for a Philippine bank in the offshore debt market, via the issuance of unsecured fixed rate notes to lengthen the maturity of ...

Someone is selling an extremely rare pre-release iPhone prototype from 2006 on Ebay, and the bids have already crossed $13,000
Business Insider - 2018-08-29
An iPhone prototype from 2006 is currently up for auction on Ebay. Over 70 bids have been made on it, bringing the price up to $13,200. The device was last sold in a private transaction in 2015 for $8,000, a person familiar with the device told Business ...

NASA's New Horizons just gave us its first look at Ultima Thule, a world 1 billion miles from Pluto
Mashable - 2018-08-29
From more than 100 million miles away, New Horizon's next target barely looks like anything at all. The object, known as Ultima Thule, has only just now come into view for that NASA spacecraft's ...

VERDICT: No Advantage of Early Invasive Strategy in NSTE-ACS
Medscape - 2018-08-29
MUNICH -- A randomized trial comparing very early invasive evaluation of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) within about 5 hours, with a strategy of less urgent evaluation within 2 to 3 days, shows the early invasive ...

Texas Doctor Makes Plea Deal on Presigned Prescription Scam
Medscape - 2018-08-29
An Arlington, Texas physician has reached a plea deal for his role in a hospice scheme that defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of $60 million, in part by signing blank prescriptions, according to the Dallas Morning News. Charles Raymond Leach, MD, 65, has ...

One Dead, 17 Sickened From Salmonella Linked to Kosher Chicken
The New York Times - 2018-08-29
A person in New York has died and 17 people from four states were sickened from a salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken from the largest kosher poultry producer in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

Researchers achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave
Phys.org - 2018-08-29
Early in the morning on Saturday, 26 May 2018, the AWAKE collaboration at CERN successfully accelerated electrons for the first time using a wakefield generated by protons zipping through a plasma.

SMFB sets global roadshows for P142.8-billion share sale
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB), the newly consolidated food and beverage subsidiary of San Miguel Corp. has embarked on a global roadshow for its share sale which is expected to raise up to P142.8 billion. Informed sources ...

A startup founder says too many job candidates focus on the wrong thing when it comes to stock compensation
Business Insider - 2018-08-29
Getting a job offer at a startup is exciting. But making sense of the pay package startups offer can be daunting. Those offers are often heavily weighted toward equity grants, or stock options, rather than cash salaries. Henry Ward, CEO of Carta, says job ...

Texas Nurse Loses Job After Apparently Posting About Patient In Anti-Vaxxer Group
NPR - 2018-08-29
A hospital in Texas has cut ties with a nurse who apparently posted about a young patient with the measles in a Facebook group dedicated to "anti-vaxxers," people who reject the scientific evidence of the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Screenshots ...

Bernie Sanders escalates war with Amazon, says he will ask OSHA to investigate 'unsafe working conditions' in warehouses
Business Insider - 2018-08-29
Bernie Sanders just escalated his war of words with Amazon. The senator, in a response to an Amazon blog post critical of Sanders' criticisms of the company, said he would call on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate "unsafe ...

Study: Chemo for lung cancer may cause early menopause
Upi.com - 2018-08-29
Aug. 29 (UPI) --Chemotherapy to treat lung cancer may cause acute amenorrhea and lead to early menopause in women, according to a study. The study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Menopause, is one of the first to examine amenorrhea rates in ...

Philippines, China to ink infra loan deals in November
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government is expected to ... The projects also go through the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) and the National Economic and Development Authority Board for approval.

Tell it to SunStar: Zero budget for state forces
Sun Star - 2018-08-29
While the Duterte government deprioritizes spending on basic social services including health and education, the Department of National Defense (DND) as well as the Philippine National Police (PNP) enjoy 30 percent to 34 percent increase in their 2019 ...

Term deposits fetch record rates anew
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Term deposits continued to fetch record yields yesterday as banks continued to recalibrate their bids to factor in the series of rate hikes by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The seven-day term deposits rose by 8.09 basis ...

Bird flooded cities with electric scooters, and now it wants to help them better manage the influx
The Verge - 2018-08-29
Bird released a new set of tools for cities that are struggling to manage the influx of shareable electric scooters flooding their streets -- a phenomenon that the Venice, California-based startup helped create almost a year ago. The tools, which Bird ...

MWSS pursues new water sources
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) will undertake new projects that can produce three million liters of water daily (MLD) in the next five years. During the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) CEO ...

DOE pushes for intensified energy efficiency standards
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is pushing for intensified energy efficiency standards for consumer items sold in the market. The move is aimed at ensuring that the items being sold in the market adhere to Philippine minimum energy ...

DPWH engineer suspended for bribery
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A district engineer and four other personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways have been suspended by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) for alleged bribery involving multimillion-peso projects of the DPWH.

Banks told: Prepare for climate change
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-29
These include the establishment of a clear business case for climate invesments, the lack of information, tools and expert advice to make financing decisions about green projects. The financial ...

AboitizPower to issue P15 billion in bonds by Q4
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-29
ABOITIZ Power Corp. (AboitizPower) will be issuing P15 billion worth of fixed-rate bonds by the fourth quarter of this year to refinance existing debt. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Wednesday, AboitizPower said the bond issuance will consist of ...

Snapshot of rice-consumption data remains grainy as Pinoys grapple with supply, prices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-29
According to PSA Assistant National Statistician Vivian R ... University of the Philippines School of Statistics Dean Dennis S. Mapa said food items, including rice, account for 70 percent ...

Solon: Small businesses worry over effects of extended maternity leave
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- The Congress has taken so long to enact a law extending maternity leave up to 100 days because some small business owners have apprehension that it ...

House panel clears Office of the President budget
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-29
The OVP, through its Angat Buhay initiative, assists 176 local government units in providing livelihoods, jobs, education, housing, food security and nutrition, universal health care as well as empowerment programs for women. Mr. Nograles responded ...

Davao City to help resolve land issues affecting economic zone development
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-29
DAVAO CITY -- The city government said it will facilitate talks between landowners and developers to establish an economic zone to attract more foreign investors, the development of which is on the wish list of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and ...

FAO crafts 6-year plan to improve Philippine farms
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have crafted a six-year framework plan that aims to achieve greater food security and improve the local farm sector. Under the new FAO Country ...

Japan confesses to padding disability hiring data
Rappler - 2018-08-29
Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said thousands of people were wrongly counted as having disabilities in the government figures. In one example, a person with diabetes was counted towards the quota. When the figures were revised, the ratio of government ...

More Filipino nurses seek US jobs - lawmaker
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- More Filipino nurses are seeking employment in the United States, Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III of party-list group Acts-OFW said yesterday. Bertiz based his statement on the growing number of Filipino nurses who are taking the US ...

Breast cancer surgery could be more dangerous for nursing home patients than cancer: study
USA Today - 2018-08-29
Surgery is a mainstay of breast cancer treatment. For most women, it offers a good chance of a cure. But for frail nursing home residents, breast cancer surgery can harm health and even hasten death, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery.

Makabayan bloc calls for stoppage of galunggong importation
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- Minority lawmakers on Wednesday filed a resolution in a bid to nullify the 'galunggong' or round scad importation order by the Department of ...

DepEd may face largest budget cut for 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- The Education Department received the lion's share of the proposed 2019 budget, but it actually had the biggest cut. On Tuesday, the House of ...

House OK's conditional cash transfer bill
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
The bill sets aside an annual funding for the 4Ps as part of the budget of the Department of Social Welfare ... nutrition and education." Under the bill, the DSWD will select program beneficiaries ...

DOH-10 corrects breastfeeding misinformation during "MOM" forum
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-29
(PIA-LDN) LANAO DEL NORTE, August 24 (PIA) -- Department of Health (DOH) Region 10 unraveled the myths and revealed the truths about breastfeeding through a Breastfeeding "MOM" Advocacy Forum in Lanao del Norte on August 24, 2018. Telesfora G. Madelo ...

Ozamiz 4Ps beneficiaries receive health, rice subsidy grants
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-29
to improve the health, nutrition, and the education of children aged 0 to 18. (Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon/PIA Misamis Occidental) The Philippine Information Agency is the official public information arm of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.

Immigration Bureau insists on deporting Sister Patricia Fox
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has junked Australian nun Patricia Fox's appeal to remain in the country. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed ...

US seeking role in PHL infrastructure program
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-29
US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh said she told a forum in Japan, attended by over 100 US and Japanese firms, that the US can enhance its longstanding partnership with the Philippines by helping develop its ...

Telework: Redefining the future workplace
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-29
Before jumping on board, however, a careful study should be made to ascertain its viability given the nature of the business. I share below a few observations on telework. Undoubtedly, employee satisfaction is significant in retaining top talent at the ...

No strings attached (Or the dark side of reciprocity)
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-29
In business, they ask, how do I prepare for all the gift-giving and gift-taking that is the norm and the culture here in this season? How many gifts do I get? How many people am I supposed to give and exchange gifts with? And, really, how should I discern ...

Knowing the customer
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-29
MARKETING practitioners consider repeat business an important measure of corporate success, as it demonstrates "stickiness" with the customer. A good retention program to keep customers from leaving is seen as more cost-effective than trying to win new ...

Managing resources via biodiversity financing
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-29
Doing well, meaning seizing new business opportunities in the emerging green economy, and doing good in terms of aligning company objectives and activities to protect the wealth of resources we ...

Ayala health unit to expand Generika, clinics by 2020
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-29
With almost 800 outlets at present, Generika Drugstore is co-owned (50 percent) by the health arm of the Ayala Corp. with the Ferrer family (50 percent). Established in 2003, it provides consumers ...

U.S. to maintain presence in South China Sea amid exclusion threat
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- The United States will maintain its presence in the South China Sea, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday, amid moves by China to exclude the country ...

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