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Philippine president to visit Israel, meet Netanyahu
The Washington Times - 2018-08-13
It will be the first visit by a Philippine president since diplomatic ties were established in 1957, the department said, adding that Duterte will be joined by a business delegation. The Philippines has recently acquired Israeli-made arms such as Galil ...

Pacific Ocean 'flushed' CO2 into atmosphere during last deglaciation period
Upi.com - 2018-08-13
Aug. 13 (UPI) --The end of the last ice age was accompanied by a significant rise in the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Scientists have long surmised the influx of CO2 originated in Earth's oceans, but the latest study is one of the first ...

Cold sores virus, cardiovascular damage linked in study
Upi.com - 2018-08-13
Aug. 13 (UPI) --A herpes virus similar to the one that causes cold sores has been linked to immune cells that can damage cardiovascular tissue, according to a study. Researchers at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School in England found that a relevant ...

Alcohol, Opioid Addiction Meds Reduce Crime, Suicidality
Medscape - 2018-08-13
Medications currently used to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders also appear to reduce suicidality and crime, results from a large population-based study suggest. "While it has been established that these medications are effective in reducing alcohol ...

How an invite-only meeting at Apple's luxury loft in New York set the stage for the building one of the biggest subscription businesses in the world
Business Insider - 2018-08-13
Apple's App Store may be the world's largest software distribution platform. But there are concerns that the competitiveness of the marketplace may make it difficult to maintain high-quality utility apps. Apple is strongly encouraging developers to ...

Marijuana-derived drug reduces epilectic seizures, study says
Upi.com - 2018-08-13
Aug. 13 (UPI) --Cannabidiol, a drug derived from marijuana, was effective at treating patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that cannabidiol, or CBD oil, reduced the number of seizures ...

Thyroid Tablets Recalled in US Because of Impurity Risk
Medscape - 2018-08-13
Westminster Pharmaceuticals has recalled all unexpired lots of levothyroxine and liothyronine (thyroid tablets, USP) 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg to the wholesale level, according to a company notice posted on the US Food and Drug Administration ...

Facebook denies report that its head of news said Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers
Business Insider - 2018-08-13
Facebook has denied a report that its head of news partnerships said Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers. A report from The Australian alleged that Campbell Brown made the remarks in a recent off-the-record meeting with media executives.

Laptops on sale: Save on Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo, and more from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy
Mashable - 2018-08-13
Laptop use is quickly outpacing the unmovable desktop. Whether it's board meetings on Skype, downloading lessons for a history course, or something that can handle graphic design, a laptop makes work and play portable and much more convenient. SEE ALSO ...

Elon Musk defends decision to announce plans to take Tesla private
Mashable - 2018-08-13
The Tesla founder and CEO just released a statement defending his tweets last week announcing his consideration of taking the company private. It confirms that Saudi Arabia is providing the funding he'd like to use to take his company private. "Recently ...

Cebu Landmasters nets P826M in first half
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-13
CEBU Landmasters, Inc. is planning to launch more projects in the second half. EARNINGS of Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) jumped by a third during the first six months of 2018, lifted by higher sales from its residential business amid ongoing expansion in ...

Concentrix bullish on Philippines, opens new contact center
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-13
The company offers technology-infused, omni-channel customer experience management, marketing optimization, digital, consulting, analytics, and back office solutions in more than 40 languages, and serves a number of industries, from automotive, banking and ...

SMIC says in final stages of acquiring 34% stake in Goldilocks
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-13
SM INVESTMENTS Corp. (SMIC) said it is in the final stages of acquiring a 34% stake in Goldilocks Bakeshop, Inc., months after the deal to fully purchase the business fell through. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the holding firm of ...

Pilipinas Shell more than doubles earnings in April-June
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-13
"Our world-class marketing businesses backed by our efficient supply chain and supported by technical and trading capabilities from the Shell Group have allowed us to remain competitive in this challenging business environment," he was quoted as sayin

DOLE: Regularized workers to reach 600K
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
With the said trend, the labor official said they are confident of achieving their goal of regularizing 300,000 contractual workers before the end of the year. As of August, the DOLE said it got business to regularize 213,000 employees for 2018.

Inflation dims rosy outlook on PHL consumption
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
CONSUMPTION in the country is seen to continuously outperform its regional counterparts for this year and the next, but the upward trajectory of local prices is seen to pose a threat to this sector, an international think tank said. In its latest ...

Doing network marketing business the right way
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
DOING network marketing, or simply "networking" as Pinoys call it, has a bad reputation in the country. This is largely due to the prevalence of pyramid schemes, which are nothing more than "get-rich-quick" scams that prey on people with little ...

Ayala Corp. income reaches P16.06B in H1
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
For the second quarter alone, the company recorded a net income of P8.4 billion ... as service revenues grew 9 percent. Manila Water Co. Inc., the east zone concessionaire, recorded a net income of P3.6 billion in the first half, 10 percent higher ...

Duterte remains undeterred on federalism push-Palace
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
Notwithstanding the concerns raised by economic managers and influential business groups on the shift to federalism, Malacañang on Monday said President Duterte is still inclined to push for Charter change, but done in a manner that will not place the ...

Do you know what corruption is?
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
Private or personal interests include family and other relatives, personal friends, the clubs and societies to which an individual belongs, private business interests, investments and shareholdings and any person to whom a favor is owed. There is no single ...

Only 30% of Boracay hotels seen opening by October 26
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
Teo. For pioneering flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), its winter schedule shows 30 times a week flights from Manila to Caticlan, 12 times a week flights from Manila to Kalibo, and flights to Kalibo from Beijing (six times a week) from Busan (four ...

Pilipinas Shell reports P5.44-B net income in H1
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
With 19 new Select stores, 10 deli2go stores and 26 lube bays in the first half of the year, Shell said the business is poised to capture the growth in convenience retailing. In the commercial segment, Shell posted strong volume growth in aviation ...

EDC net income for H1 reaches P4.1 billion
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-13
"Our first-half results, similar to what we communicated to the market during our first-quarter earnings announcement, were largely dominated by the impact of Typhoon Urduja that hit Leyte island, site of our biggest business ...

DepEd's poor planning led to P25.2 million in damaged textbooks -- COA
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- The Department of Education's (DepEd) poor planning resulted to the damage of P25.21 million worth of textbooks, according to a government audit report. In its 2017 report released over the weekend, the ...

Flood control projects get P20-billion budget slash in 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- A new budget system is cutting P20 billion out of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) flood control projects. From P122.7 billion this year, funding for infrastructure like mitigation structures ...

Aboitiz inks deal with DENR for rehabilitation of Boracay Wetland 4
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- The Aboitiz Group, through its social development arm Aboitiz Foundation, has entered into a partnership deal with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the rehabilitation of Wetland 4 ...

Aboitiz inks deal with DENR for rehabilitation of Boracay Wetland 4
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
The memorandum of agreement was signed Monday by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sabin Aboitiz and Aboitiz Foundation Head Maribeth Marasigan. The conglomerate said the rehabilitation and development ...

DepEd's poor planning led to P25.2 billion in damaged textbooks -- COA
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- The Department of Education's (DepEd) poor planning resulted to the damage of P25.21 billion worth of textbooks, according to a government audit report. In its 2017 report released over the weekend, the ...

Coast Guard intercepts boat of Filipinos fleeing Sabah
philstar.com - 2018-08-13
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard intercepted a boat carrying 63 Filipinos who reportedly fled from Sabah on Sunday afternoon near the waters of this city. Lt. Cdr. Noriel Ramos, Coast Guard station commander, said M/L Al Hapidz ...

TRAIN 2: A tax reform for businesses
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-13
The preferential 15% CIT (Corporate Income Tax) can last for five years (HB 7214, 7458, and 7364) or up to fifteen years (HB 231). The five percent tax on gross income earned will be removed under HB 7458 and HB 7214, but they have notably been retained ...

Advancing fiscal incentive reform
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-13
For example, they pay a tax rate of five percent of gross income earned (GIE) for the rest of their corporate life. This is most unfair. The overwhelming majority of corporations pay a much higher corporate income tax rate, currently at 30%. Most unfair.

More Than 1 Million Affected by Rain in The Philippines
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-08-13
The only daily news program focused exclusively on technology, innovation and the future of business from San Francisco. Hosted by Emily Chang. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" explores successful leadership through the personal and ...

Teo, Tulfo to attend Senate hearing on tourism ad deal Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Former Cabinet Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and her brother, Ben Tulfo, are set to attend the Senate hearing on the P60 million tourism ad controversy on Tuesday. Former Tourism Undersecretary Kat de Castro and ...

Charges dropped in Liza Maza, 3 ex-solons murder case
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- A court in Nueva Ecija on Monday revealed it has overturned the arrest warrant against four former partylist representatives. The Palayan Regional Trial Court (RTC) dismissed the murder charges filed against ...

Education, health may suffer huge budget cuts in 2019 budget
Rappler - 2018-08-13
MANILA, Philippines - Funds for education and health services may suffer deep budget cuts should the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 follow the cash-based budgeting system. This was announced by House committee on appropriations chairperson ...

LIST: Domestic flights canceled for August 13
philstar.com - 2018-08-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila International Airport Authority on Monday announced that budget carriers grounded some of their flights due to the inclement weather. In its advisory, the MIAA said airlines CebGo and Skyjet canceled its domestic flights ...

400,000 Displaced in The Philippines
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-08-13
The only daily news program focused exclusively on technology, innovation and the future of business from San Francisco. Hosted by Emily Chang. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" explores successful leadership through the personal and ...

DOJ directs NBI to investigate ?6.8 billion-drug smuggling case
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will look into the alleged smuggling of ?6.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country. "Yes, I have directed the NBI to investigate the latest incidents of ...

DENR chief orders a stop to quarrying in Rizal towns due to flooding links
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered a stop to quarrying in two Rizal towns amid claims the activity is linked to flooding in nearby cities. DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones ...

Palace 'alarmed' by the suspension of 2019 budget deliberations
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Malacanang on Thursday said it is "completely shocked" and "alarmed" by Congress' decision to suspend deliberations on the 2019 national budget since some solons were against the adminsitration's new budgeting ...

Duterte still trusts Customs chief - Roque
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- The President is not letting go of his Customs chief despite a multibillion-peso drug shipment that again slipped into the coutry undetected, Malacañang said Monday. "Ang alam ko no, buo ang paniniwala pa rin ...

Christian Bautista croons network loyalty
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-13
Romantic balladeer Christian Bautista proudly remains a Kapuso as he renewed his exclusive contract with GMA Network, Inc. on Aug.7. The 36-year-old "The Way You Look at Me" singer feels glad and fulfilled about his contract renewal with the Kapuso ...

The road to federalism
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-13
Just check the Forbes list of Filipino ultra billionaires and the sectors they are involved in and you will know why governance and business concentration have become such inseparable twins. This, to the utter disappointment and cries of the vast majority ...

Nadal sets up duel with Tsitsipas
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-13
In the second, Nadal went about finishing up his business with a break in the third game and on his way to the win in just over an hour and a quarter. Nadal leads the all-time list of Masters 1000 titles on 32. He will be playing his 116th ATP final and ...

More rains expected over Western Luzon until Saturday
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Rains over Western Luzon won't be stopping anytime soon, weather officials said on Monday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that areas to be ...

Over 22,000 still in Marikina evacuation centers despite lower water levels
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- More than 22,000 residents of Marikina City continue to stay in evacuation centers despite a drop in the river's water levels due to fears of continued flooding. Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro told CNN ...

2 dead, at least 5 missing after Habagat, 'Karding' hit PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Authorities confirmed Monday that at least two people died and one remains missing following torrential rains and massive flooding triggered by the southwest monsoon (Habagat) that was strengthened by Tropical ...

Netizens laud Marikina LGU for innovative evacuation tents
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-13
As monsoon rains continue to batter parts of Luzon, the Marikina local government unit deployed its new modular tents in five evacuation centers over the weekend. The tents are covered on all sides, but open on the top to allow air to flow. They offer ...

PAGASA: Weather to improve by Thursday or Friday
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Weather in Luzon may improve by Thursday or Friday if the low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine territory will not develop into a tropical depression, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

5 car theft, drug suspects slain
philstar.com - 2018-08-12
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Four alleged car thieves and one drug suspect were killed in separate shootouts with responding policemen in Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan over the weekend, police said yesterday. Superintendent Peter Dionisio ...

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