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Wanda Teo: I am not afraid of plunder case
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Plunder charges for the alleged questionable multimillion peso advertisement deal between the Tourism Department and PTV-4 won't prosper, former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo maintained Wednesday. "I don't think ...

DepEd launches 'OK sa DepEd' health program
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-15
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Aug. 15 (PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) recently launched its health program to boost the educational potentials of schoolers in the province. Flordeliza Gecobe, DepEd schools division superintendent said Oplan ...

Duterte reconsidering Israel, Jordan trips
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he is having second thoughts about pushing through with his visits next month to Israel and Jordan. Duterte expressed his hesitation in a speech late Tuesday, citing travel costs ...

MMDA says traffic schemes ease EDSA congestion
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Traffic congestion has somewhat eased on EDSA, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), hours after it implemented new traffic schemes, even as netizens and drivers said the problem ...

AFP Chief of Staff sets one-month period to overhaul Health Services Command
UNTV - 2018-08-15
QUEZON CITY, the Philippines - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) wants an overhaul of its Health Services Command following issues of corruption among its ranks. In line with this, AFP Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr asked for a one ...

Duterte: Entry of ?6.8 billion worth of shabu is 'pure speculation'
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has dismissed a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) report that ?6.8 billion worth of shabu had slipped into the country as "pure speculation." In a speech on Tuesday, Duterte ...

Palace: President Duterte was monitoring the situation over the stormy weekend
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Just like most Filipinos over the stormy weekend, President Rodrigo Duterte was "keeping warm" amid the heavy rains and severe flooding, according to the Palace. The hashtag #NasaanAngPangulo was trending ...

Duterte hopes China will 'temper its behavior' in disputed areas
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte, in a rare rebuke of China, said Beijing cannot simply claim jurisdiction over airspace above artificial islands it built in the disputed South China Sea. "You cannot create an island ...

LPA exits PH, monsoon rains expected over northern Luzon
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- More rains are expected over northern Luzon even as a low pressure area has left Philippine territory, weather officials said. In it's 4 a.m. update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Concept nail salon now open for franchise
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-14
I know that with proper guidance and support, I will grow with them as [I] embark on this journey to business success," said Minnie Aldave, Kitchenails Robinsons Galleria franchisee. Aside from its newly opened branch, Kitchenails nail salon has outlets ...

Duterte relieves top military officials over hospital corruption allegations
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the relief of top military officials over alleged anomalous transactions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) health units, his spokesperson said on Monday.

Cosco income grows 21% to P4.2 billion in January-June
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
It said the liquor-distribution business posted a 49-percent growth in revenues to P3.73 billion, on the back of a 44-percent increase in volume of cases sold during the first half. "The growth is primarily driven by the increase in sales of Alfonso ...

Tinder Founders Sue Match, IAC For Billions Over Alleged Value Manipulation, Harassment
Forbes - 2018-08-14
A group of current and former Tinder executives is suing the dating app's parent companies for allegedly bullying and misleading plaintiffs out of billions in stock value, among other complaints. Today, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court ...

Three-in-one pill lowers blood pressure significantly, study says
Upi.com - 2018-08-14
Aug. 14 (UPI) --A triple pill of different medications lowered blood pressure in a significant number of clinical study participants in Sri Lanka. In a trial conducted by The George Institute for Global Health in Australia, 70 percent of the participants ...

Nebraska conducts first US execution with fentanyl
YAHOO! - 2018-08-14
Chicago (AFP) - Nebraska on Tuesday carried out America's first execution using fentanyl -- the opioid at the center of the country's deadly overdose crisis -- as part of an untested four-drug combination. Carey Dean Moore, sentenced to death for two 1979 ...

Turkey is boycotting iPhones, but it hurts Turkey more than Apple
Mashable - 2018-08-14
Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan announced today that the country would boycott all electronics from the United States after President Donald Trump slapped new tariffs on the region that caused the Turkish currency (the lira) to hit an all-time low.

Jollibee income rises 16% to P4.05 billion in H1
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
System-wide sales in all regions performed well in the second quarter led by the North America business, which grew almost three times due to the consolidation of Smashburger, it said. Business in Europe, Middle East and Asia excluding the Philippines ...

Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Again Top Hospital Rankings
WebMD - 2018-08-14
Aug. 14, 2018 -- For the third consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, claimed the No. 1 spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals published by US News and World Report. The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio holds the No. 2 spot (again this year ...

UK warns nationals to avoid Mindanao, southern Cebu due to terrorism, kidnapping threats
Manila Channel - 2018-08-14
UK health authorities also classified the Philippines as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. Around 154,000 British nationals visited the Philippines in 2015. Most visits are trouble-free, it said.

Elon Musk says he's hired Goldman Sachs to help take Tesla private -- even though the bank's analyst is one of the most bearish on Wall Street
Business Insider - 2018-08-14
Elon Musk tweeted late Monday that he was "excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs" in his plan to take Tesla private. Goldman Sachs' analyst is one of the most bearish Tesla analysts on Wall Street, with a "sell" rating and $210 price target ...

What Lessons Should Be Learned From Bawa-Garba?
Medscape - 2018-08-14
"A lightning rod for the dissatisfaction of doctors and medical staff" was how the Bawa-Garba case was described in court, ahead of the junior doctor's successful appeal against being permanently struck off the medical register. On Monday, three senior ...

Google says a fix is coming for fast-charging problems with original Pixel and Pixel XL
The Verge - 2018-08-14
Google is currently testing a software fix that will fully restore the fast-charge functionality of its 2016 Pixel smartphones after users reported slower charging speeds following the recent upgrade to Android 9 Pie. Some third-party charging plugs no ...

'Lessons Must Be Learned': UK Societies on Bawa-Garba Ruling
Medscape - 2018-08-14
As the dust settles around the latest decision in the case of UK physician Hadiza Bawa-Garba, MBChB -- who yesterday won her appeal against a ruling by the physician's regulatory body, the General Medical Council (GMC), that she should lose her medical ...

Weather to improve but rains to persist -- Pagasa
philstar.com - 2018-08-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Metro Manila can expect improvement in the weather by tomorrow but rains will persist over the northern part of Luzon until the weekend, state meteorologists said. The southwest monsoon, which was enhanced by three ...

Kick-start your dream venture with a personal loan
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-14
But the road to entrepreneurship - as anyone who has dived into it can attest - is paved with daunting hindrances that prompt aspiring business owners to shelve the idea or entirely abandon the plan altogether . The two aforementioned studies drew ...

Jollibee Q2 income jumps 15% amid expansion
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-14
System-wide sales in all regions were strong during the April to June period, led by the North America business which surged 195.6% due to Smashburger; and Europe, Middle East and Asia (excluding Philippines) which rose by 46%. The foreign business now ...

DMCI profit hits P5 billion in Q2
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-14
DMCI Holdings, Inc. registered a net income of P5 billion in the second quarter, up by nearly 39% compared with the P3.6 billion posted a year ago, with most of its business segments performing well except for the power business. Consolidated revenues ...

FDC doubles profit in Q2
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-14
Second-quarter revenues stood at P19.2 billion, up 21%, bringing the six-month figure to P36.45 billion, up 12%. The real estate business under Filinvest Land, Inc. accounted for the bulk of revenues. For the April to June period, real estate operations ...

HSBC to roll out more digital services for firms
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-14
THE HONG KONG and Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC) is looking to roll out more mobile services to corporate clients in the Philippines over the coming year, following a jump in its credit card business secured through digital platforms. Michael Brennan ...

Augustus de Villa now heads AFP Health Service Command
Rappler - 2018-08-14
MANILA, Philippines - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) appointed in an acting capacity Surgeon General Brigadier General Augustus de Villa as commander of the AFP Health Service Command (HSC). The turnover was held Tuesday, August 14 ...

New AFP Health Services chief named
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 14) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Services Command (AFPHSC) has a new chief after allegations of corruption rocked the institution Monday. On Tuesday, BGen. August Villa took over the post left by BGen.

Research: Artificial intelligence quickly, accurately detects eye diseases
Upi.com - 2018-08-14
Aug. 14 (UPI) --An artificial intelligence program can quickly and accurately spot signs of eye disease, according to a new study. Researchers from Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in Britain developed machine learning that can recommend ...

Ledac to endorse quick approval of security of tenure bill, 6 others
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
THE pending Security of Tenure (SOT) bill is among the seven legislative proposals now being discussed by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) for immediate passage. During a consultation meeting of Ledac on Monday, Labor ...

Senate probers eye raps vs ex-DOT chief for PTV4 deal
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
SENATE probers are poised to endorse the filing of charges against former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo in connection with the P60-million advertisement placements made by the Department of Tourism for airtime in a television program produced by her ...

SC nixes P25-billion financial aid to shuttered Banco Filipino
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
THE Supreme Court has upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeals barring the release of up to P25 billion in financial assistance and other regulatory reliefs to the defunct Banco Filipino Savings and Mortgage Bank. In a 26-page ruling penned by Associate ...

LGUs buck tax amnesty, decry intrusion on powers
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
THE League of Provinces of the Philippines on Tuesday expressed opposition to Part B of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, which seeks to grant tax amnesty. At a hearing of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Angelica Sanchez ...

Duterte: Robredo cannot do anything to help PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he had little confidence in Vice President Leni Robredo leading the country should he step down from office. Speaking at the launching of "Pilipinas Angat Lahat" program in ...

'Tired' Duterte mulls stepping down due to endless chase vs. corruption
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 14) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he was considering quitting his post because he was tired of fighting corruption and illegal drugs. He made the statement at an event in Malacañang Tuesday, saying he first ...

Pampanga to reap benefit with HNP political alliance
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
The alliance of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) and Kambilan, the dominant political party of Pampanga, will serve the best interest of the province. This is the reason Pampanga leaders formed an alliance with the HNP, Pampanga Gov. Lilia G. Pineda stated ...

Duterte advises brass he might step down
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-14
Mr. Duterte also said he ordered court martial proceedings against Brigadier General Edwin Leo Torrelavega, commander of the AFP Health Service Command. "Create a court where he will appear in a court with his peers and give him the most humiliating ...

Banning provincial bus on EDSA starts Wednesday
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 14) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start implementing its provincial bus ban on portions of EDSA on Wednesday. Provincial buses will be banned from traversing portions of EDSA during rush ...

Business concern on federalism mounts
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-14
These organizations are Alyansa Agrikultura, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP), Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Investment House Association of the ...

Tax amnesty package stalls in committee on LGU worries
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-14
Quirino Rep. Dakila Carlo E. Cua said on Tuesday that the Ways and Means committee will need at least one more hearing to "iron out the concerns of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and local governments." League of Provinces Director Angelica J. Sanchez ...

PNP dismisses 5 officers for issuing anomalous rifle licenses
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 14) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) booted five policemen involved in anomalous rifle licensing at the order of the Ombudsman, the country's top cop announced. The dismissal order, effective Tuesday, cited ...

Holding Grab by the horns
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
to ensure that existing and prospective competitors of Grab in the ride-hailing market are afforded a fair and reasonable opportunity to compete and expand their business; and second, to resolve complaints of increased prices, cancellation rates and ...

Buloy Al
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
But not only was Mayor Al brilliant in city management and business concerns. He was also adept as well at many other disciplines, sports being one Jake P. Ayson, Sergs Austria and Tony Sisante, to stage what other cities in the world would not dare touch ...

Expert: Coworking space demand to grow 15% by 2030
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
The abundance of freelancers in markets like the Philippines can steer the commercial real- estate market to produce more coworking or serviced office spaces, and that demand is expected to grow by as much as 15 percent by 2030, Terry Blackburn ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for August 15
philstar.com - 2018-08-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Several cities and towns have suspended classes for Wednesday, August 15 due to continued monsoon rains. State weather bureau PAGASA said that improved weather is expected by Thursday and Friday.

BanKo launches Cubao branch for SEME financial solutions
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
BPI Direct BanKo (BanKo), the microfinance subsidiary of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), officially opened the doors of its Cubao branch on August 13. This marks the third BanKo location in Metro Manila, after the Greenhills branch and Caloocan ...

Mea culpa: A business should own up to customer service flub
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
NEW YORK--Erika Wasser and her staffers arrived for a big appointment--hair and makeup for a bridal party of 11--to realize someone had goofed and the salon space they share in a Miami hotel ...

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