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Citizen architecture brings positive development
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
ALTHOUGH architecture is not seen by some as a major catalyst for development, it plays an important role in the overall development of people and the community they work and live in. Moreover, architects must be aware that they can be effective agents of ...

Nurture nature
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
The welfare of guests is top priority and "the" business of tourism industry players, especially hotels and resorts. But aside from making sure service and amenities are good, more and more upscale establishments seek to ensure that how they do ...

Needed yesterday: A new Manila airport
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
No funding will come from the government. The airport will come complete with a seaport, a sprawling industrial estate (where electricity will be the cheapest in the land), a government center, a business center and will be linked to Manila by five major ...

Teen dead in hit and run; Chinese driver arrested at airport
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A Chinese man was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Monday after he figured in a hit-and-run that left one boy dead and two girls injured. Victor Kung, 70, a consultant for Sun Fortune Inc. in Malanday, Valenzuela ...

Labor groups welcome law on occupational safety, health
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
Labor groups welcome a new law that will punish companies that fail to comply with safety and health standards. They say the law is good in principle but they hope the government can properly implement it.

Physicists Think They've Spotted the Ghosts of Black Holes from an Another Universe
Live Science - 2018-08-22
We are not living in the first universe. There were other universes, in other eons, before ours, a group of physicists has said. Like ours, these universes were full of black holes. And we can detect traces of those long-dead black holes in the cosmic ...

Galunggong imported by China may come from West Philippine Sea
Rappler - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently approved the importation of galunggong or round scad for local wet markets, citing "national food security," but the fish needed may have been swimming in Philippine seas all along.

47 Talacogon biz operators learn importance of business name registration
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-22
TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur, Aug. 22 - The Negosyo Center-Talacogon, Agusan del Sur and the barangay Del Monte recently capacitated some 47 business operators in the locality through a seminar on pricing and costing. Engr. Rowena Sotelo, an accredited ...

2 soldiers shot dead by suspected NPA rebels in Albay
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- Two soldiers were killed by suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels in Camalig, Albay on Tuesday. The victims were identified as Private First Class (PFC) Cris Aron Consolation and PFC Emmanuel Clarinal, both ...

How Brexit could smash the British pound a second time
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
(CNN Money) -- Brexit has already slammed the pound once. It could happen again. The currency would be put under severe pressure if Britain crashes out of the European Union next year without striking a deal on trade, according to analysts. "The day ...

Duterte to Muslims: 'Be brave, keep the faith'
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has called on Filipino Muslims to be brave and keep the faith as the country deals with various challenges. "As Muslims all over the world honor this remarkable sacrifice, I hope that you will be more inspired to ...

Flexible forex regime stays, says BSP
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) remains committed to maintain a flexible and market-determined exchange rate that has enabled the country to survive external and domestic shocks. Aside from promoting resilience against ...

DOF keen on higher alcoholic drink tax
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) remains keen on pushing for reforms to increase the excise tax rates on alcoholic beverages under Package 2 Plus of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP). According to documents acquired by ...

DMCI earnings up 36% to P676 million
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- D.M. Consunji Inc. (DMCI), the construction arm of engineering conglomerate DMCI Holdings, posted a net income of P676 million in the first half, 36 percent higher than the previous year. Revenues grew 13 percent to P7.2 billion ...

Hackers can steal over $1M a minute, study says
Upi.com - 2018-08-21
Aug. 21 (UPI) --Cybercrime costs the global economy more than $1 million in a single minute, a new report shows. RiskIQ, a cyber security company based in San Francisco, said Tuesday that hackers cost the global economy about $1.14 million every minute ...

Video Game 'Rewires' ADHD Brain to Improve Attention
Medscape - 2018-08-21
A brain-computer interface (BCI)-based video gaming system improves attention in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by rewiring abnormal brain networks that regulate attention, suggest preliminary findings of the first brain ...

Palace to Supreme Court: Junk petition vs Boracay closure
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) should junk a petition questioning the closure of Boracay for six months, according to Malacañang. In a 61-page comment filed last month, Solicitor General Jose Calida sought the dismissal of the petition to ...

Apple and Google's app store businesses are coming under pressure -- and the companies could end up losing billions of dollars
Business Insider - 2018-08-21
Apple and Google earn big money through the commissions they charge of sales made through their smartphone app stores. Right now, they take a 30% cut of most sales made through their stores. But that rate could soon plunge, Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter ...

Scientists Find Direct Evidence of Water Ice on the Lunar Surface
YAHOO! - 2018-08-21
Scientists have observed "direct and definitive" evidence of water ice on the moon's surface. The discovery, a decade in the making, shows that water ice exists in both the southern and northern poles of Earth's only natural satellite. The findings ...

JPMorgan is quietly building an IBM Watson-like platform, and it's betting 'eventually the entire world' will use it
Business Insider - 2018-08-21
JPMorgan's investment bank is working on a new platform that would use crowdsourcing to accumulate massive amounts of data in a bid to help its clients make better business decisions. The platform, called Roar by JPMorgan, is also meant to allow clients to ...

New guidelines: HPV test is option instead of Pap smear for older women
Upi.com - 2018-08-21
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The Pap smear has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening, but an expert panel now says the human papillomavirus, or HPV, test is also an option for women over 30. These women now have three choices under new ...

Aaron Hernandez's suicide notes revealed in new book: Here's why that's a problem
YAHOO! - 2018-08-21
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of murder in 2015 and died by suicide in 2017. Now, his lawyer, Jose Baez, is publishing a book called Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez that controversially includes ...

Greening continues across Arctic ecosystems
Upi.com - 2018-08-21
Aug. 21 (UPI) --Thanks to new satellite data and improved modeling, scientists have a better understanding of how the Arctic's vegetation responds -- and will respond -- to warming trends. As global temperatures continue to rise, especially in the Arctic ...

TraceLink, which helps pharma companies trace drugs through the supply chain, just raised $93 million
TechCrunch - 2018-08-21
TraceLink, a nine-year-old, software-as-a-service platform for tracking pharmaceuticals and trying to weed out counterfeit prescription drugs in the process, has raised $93 million in Series D funding. Most of the money -- $60 million -- was used to buy ...

SMDC prepares to build its first condominium project in Davao City
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-21
DAVAO CITY -- SM Development Corp. (SMDC), the real property arm of the Henry Sy group, has started preparations for the construction of its first condominium project in the city. Clarinda Luna-Magtulis, SMDC vice-president for marketing, said they are ...

Duterte on coma rumors: 'Matagal pa ako'
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is telling everybody he's not going away anytime soon. At a gathering of Visayas municipal mayors in Cebu City Tuesday, the President responded to rumors that he was in a coma, saying ...

SM Retail ramping up store expansion
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-21
SM Retail, Inc. aims to grow the number of stores under its portfolio to 3,000 within the next five years, banking on the increasing spending power of Filipinos alongside the growing economy. SM Retail Director Jorge T. Mendiola said the company is open to ...

LANDBANK books higher net profit in 2 nd quarter
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-21
In a recent interview, Mr. Buenaventura said the bank sees its loan portfolio growing by "more than 25%" this year supported by corporate and local government financing. "Our loans are so positive. The credit demand based on our increase in loan ...

Ex-Pres. Aquino criticizes Duterte gov't on Ninoy's 35th death anniversary
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III delivered subtle jabs at the Duterte administration in a speech during his father's 35th death anniversary in Quezon City Tuesday. Speaking at a mass for the former Senator ...

Large-scale research finds a link between osteoporosis and the risk of dementia
YAHOO! - 2018-08-21
New European research has found that men and women who have osteoporosis, a condition which weakens bones and makes them more likely to break, may also have an increased risk of dementia. Carried out by researchers at IQVIA and Nordwest Hospital, Germany ...

Maguindanao massacre suspect Zaldy Ampatuan allowed furlough
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- The suspect to a gruesome massacre that left 58 people dead in 2009 was allowed temporary release to attend a family event. Zaldy Uy Ampatuan, former governor of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and one ...

Trillanes: Duterte in coma just a 'gimmick' to boost Bong Go's publicity
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- Talks about President Rodrigo Duterte supposedly falling into a coma came from the administration and is just a way to boost his aide's publicity, a senator and staunch critic of the President claimed.

DFA to extend P5,000 assistance to OFWs affected by airport runway mishap
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs will be extending financial assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers who have been affected by flight delays and cancellations due to the runway closure at the Ninoy Aquino ...

Microsoft shuts down Russia-linked sites targeting U.S. politics
Upi.com - 2018-08-21
Aug. 21 (UPI) --Six websites targeting a conservative think tank and the U.S. Senate have been disabled by Microsoft, which said the attacks originated in Russia. A blog post by Microsoft Monday said it executed a court order to shut down the websites ...

BoI preparing province-level push for inclusive business models
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-21
THE Board of Investments (BoI) is preparing a national development plan that will accommodate inclusive business (IB) models at the provincial level. "We are in the process of developing a national IB framework to integrate it with the programs of the ...

FDA Stirs Contraception Debate With OK For 'Natural' Birth Control App
NPR - 2018-08-21
The Food and Drug Administration took a big-tent approach earlier this month when it approved two new forms of birth control that seek to prevent pregnancy in very different ways. Women's health advocates applauded the availability of a new vaginal ring ...

Peter Lim eludes arrest
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
The court also issued a hold-departure order against Lim to prevent him from leaving the country. Records at the Bureau of Immigration show that the businessman remains in the country.

ADB reminds Asian countries: Ensure social protection for aging population
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-21
These will be especially useful given the increasing number of NSE workers. Handayani said Indonesia, the PRC and Thailand have adopted adaptive universal health coverage with cross-subsidies for the poor and vulnerable. Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mongolia and ...

DOTr on 'slow' aircraft recovery: It's not like towing a car
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation on Tuesday pushed back at critics ... In a statement, the DOTr said recovering a disabled aircraft is "far different from towing a bus or a car." "In the case of the recent Xiamen incident ...

Boracay companies start hiring employees for Oct. 26 reopening
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-21
"Prior to hiring staff, the companies must have a business permit from the local government of Malay. I had to turn down certain companies requesting for a job fair because they do not yet have a local permit," Solano said. The Department of ...

Acudeen tokens to debut this week in another coin exchange
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-21
The company mainly enables business owners to liquidate receivables for goods sold and services rendered ahead of their maturity date to financial partners or to accredited individuals. BTCEXA is a new digital asset trading platform that launched in late July.

Venezuela unveils new currency to fight inflation
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-21
As Maduro declared Monday a national holiday, Caracas was quiet with most stores closed for business. Other banking activities shut down for about 12 hours to allow for a transition to the new currency. Most banks on Monday reactivated their online ...

Government allots P447 million for PUV modernization program next year
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-21
In File Photo: Isuzu vehicles are lined up at the Senate grounds in Pasay City at the launch on Monday of the modern PUVs for the Senate Loop Route project of the Senate Employees Transport Service Cooperative, an initiative supported by the Department of ...

Zamboanga City council seeks calamity declaration over rice shortage
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Zamboanga City council has approved a resolution recommending the delaration of a state of calamity because of a lack of rice. The city approved the resolution in an advance council session after a dialogue with the ...

Bzzzzz: Seven ways Duterte, Joma clashed on state of the president's health
Sun Star - 2018-08-21
The woman who in the video sat demurely far from the president was later identified as Francis Veronica Victorio from Davao City, vice chairperson (on leave) of the Climate Change Commission, reportedly just back from Harvard University. Initially ...

The pinnacle of success
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-21
For locators, they can soon move into their office units--ranging from a flexible 36 square meters all the way to a full floor--as well as enjoy the features and amenities that can catapult your business to world-class status. Additionally, the Parkway ...

Expo highlights garments and leather products
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-21
Mounted by CP Exhibition Ltd. and Philippine Exhibitions and Trade Corp. (Petco), nine Philippine-based companies, together with 63 companies from China, Hong Kong, India ... DOST--Philippine Textile Research Institute at 2:50 p.m. DOST-NCR Regional ...

The secret price of pets
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-21
"There are a hundred claims for what it does," said Lynn Hirshfield, whose Los Angeles-based business Leafy Dog makes peanut butter and grain-free CBD pet treats. "Can I send you some biscuits for Miles?" AT five months old, Miles was afflicted ...

How The Lost Bread left the food park and found its footing
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-21
Taking the leap Soon after Emil and Patty graduated from De La Salle University in 2015 -- with degrees in Engineering Robotics and Biomedical Engineering, respectively -- the two gravitated towards the stability of corporate careers. In less than four ...

Pimentel: There's 'nothing to resolve' with PDP-Laban faction
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- Ruling party PDP-Laban said it has no plans of reconciling with a faction that declared its own leadership, indicating a failure -- at least for now -- of President Rodrigo Duterte's efforts to unite the two ...

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