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Jellyfish sting kills Fil-Italian girl in Caramoan island
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) -- A trip to the beach took a deadly turn when a young Filipino-Italian girl was stung by a venomous jellyfish off the tourist town of Caramoan in Camarines Sur province. Seven year-old Gaia Trimarchi y Cabanlong ...

Philippines targeted in latest attack
Sun Star - 2018-08-02
"It is very important for the Philippines, both in the government and in the business sector, to integrate cyber security into its risk management practices," said David Maciejak, director of security research for Fortinet. "The threat landscape is ...

Autohub group opens its 3rd Nissan dealership
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-02
CALL it business instinct, but when this writer asked Autohub President Willie Tee Ten why they chose Taytay, Rizal, as the location of their third Nissan dealership, he said, "We believe that east of Metro Manila is the next big thing in terms of growth."

House panel approves TRAIN 2, hopes to dampen inflation impact
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-02
It would also repeal exemptions under the National Internal Revenue Code on government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC), educational institutions and hospitals, regional or area headquarters (RHQs), regional operating headquarters (ROHQs), income ...

Authorities arrest Islamic cleric considered a 'person of interest' in Basilan car bomb attack
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) -- Government operatives have detained an Islamic cleric considered "a person of interest" in the Basilan car bomb attack that killed 10 people, officials said Thursday. Col. Gerry Besana, spokesman of the military ...

Sotto files TRAIN 2 bill
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) -- A bill for the second tranche of the Duterte administration's tax reform program has been filed in the Senate. Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto filed on Thursday Senate Bill 1906 to introduce reforms in the ...

Koko Pimentel: Senators do not trust Arroyo
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) -- Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo needs to gain the confidence of senators to achieve the popularity she enjoys in the House of Representatives, Senator Koko Pimentel said today. "The new speaker must win the ...

MPIC books 10% increase in H1 earnings
philstar.com - 2018-08-02
MANILA, Philippines --Infrastructure ... in Beacon Electric Asset Holdings Inc. in 2017; continuing traffic growth on all domestic roads; and steady volume growth coupled with inflationary tariff increase at Maynilad Water Service Inc. In terms of ...

House panel approves in principle TRAIN 2
philstar.com - 2018-08-02
The Department of Finance is targeting to introduce in July this year the rest of the tax reform packages that mainly cover property and capital income taxation. Since the start of 2018, the DOF has submitted Package 2, as well as the reforms on taxes on ...

Asia's ride-hailing market gets another $1 billion investment
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
(CNN Money) -- Grab just got another $1 billion to expand its war chest in Asia. The Singapore-based ride-hailing company, which recently bought out Uber's business in southeast Asia, said Thursday that it had raised fresh funding from big investors ...

Police Regional Office 12 cops warn against involvement in crimes
philstar.com - 2018-08-02
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines -- The Police Regional Office-12 on Thursday warned its personnel of administrative and criminal prosecution if remiss in their sworn duty to uphold law and order at all cost. Chief Superintendent Marcelo Morales of PRO-12 ...

Valenzuela cops caught extorting face criminal rap
philstar.com - 2018-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Valenzuela cops nabbed for extorting from junkshop owners are facing criminal raps before the Department of Justice. The following individuals are facing complaints in violation of Article 294 of the revised penal code of ...

Philippine anti-graft office feels heat as Duterte sacks deputy
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-08-02
MANILA -- The independence of Philippines' anti-corruption office has come under pressure days before its new czar assumes the post, after President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the deputy ombudsman for disclosing a probe into his personal wealth. The ...

Authorities arrest teacher allegedly linked to Basilan car bomb attack
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) -- Government operatives have arrested a certain Ustadz Indalin Jainul alias Abdulgani for alleged involvement in the Basilan car bomb attack that killed 10 people, officials said Thursday. The ustadz, or teacher ...

Board OKs wage hike for Cordillera workers
philstar.com - 2018-08-02
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Private sector workers in the highland Cordillera region are getting a P20-P30 daily wage increase. Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-Cordillera approved the wage hike on July 20 through Wage Order RB-CAR-19.

Pacquiao couple no longer required to pay ?3.29-B cash bond over pending tax case
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) - Boxing champion Senator Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee will no longer have to pay a cash bond worth nearly ?3.3 billion over their pending tax case. The Court of Appeals (CTA) First Division released a ...

Alvarez moves on after ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) -- For the first time since former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was ousted, he faced some of his colleagues who dropped him for Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Alvarez and other lawmakers met at ...

Garin faces 12th case over dengue deaths
philstar.com - 2018-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Another criminal case was filed yesteray against former health secretary Janette Garin and 36 others before the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the deaths of school children immunized with Dengvaxia vaccine. Charges of reckless ...

Lacson: Sara Duterte is my top choice for next leader
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
His comment comes amid some lawmakers' confirmation that Duterte-Carpio was behind the controversial ouster of Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker. They said the feisty mayor asked representatives for support in ousting ...

Emperador Inc. posts 18% rise in net income in H1
philstar.com - 2018-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Emperador Inc. on Thursday reported a first-half net income of P3.2 billion, up 18 percent from the same period last year on the back of strong growth on its international business amid a "soft domestic market." In a statement ...

Facebook and Instagram now reveal how much time you spend in each app
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
(CNN) -- Get ready to find out how much time you spend on Facebook and Instagram. A new set of features are starting to roll out to the Facebook and Instagram mobile apps on Wednesday to help you better manage how you spend time on the platforms.

Pangilinan on inviting Mocha Uson to federalism hearings: There are more learned experts
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) -- Senate Constitutional Amendments Committee Chair Kiko Pangilinan is not very keen on inviting Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson to discuss federalism. Senator Nancy Binay made the ...

U.S. threatens raising tariffs to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
(CNN) -- The Trump administration is considering increasing the rate of proposed tariffs to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion worth of goods from China. The White House had previously asked the Office of the United States Trade Representative about ...

Barangay, SK polls in Marawi set on September 22
philstar.com - 2018-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in Marawi will be held on Sept. 22. The poll body decided to push through with the elections after the area was found "stable," James Jimenez, spokesman for the Commission on ...

Metro Manila under 'heightened alert' after Basilan explosion - police
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-01
ISIS, through a statement carried by its news agency, claimed responsibility for the Tuesday "suicide bombing" attack in Lamitan City. But both the military and police have yet to verify this.

Guidance and mentorship
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
Even bigger than our pilot launch in SM Mall of Asia. We were joined by a roster of mentors including Tessie Sy-Coson (SM Investments Corp.), Michael Tan (LT Group Inc.), George Barcelon and Bing Limjoco (Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Rex ...

Davao workers to get P56 wage hike
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
Davao City and the provinces of Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental and Compostela Valley comprise the Davao region. The Department of Labor and Employment had earlier announced salary increases this year in regions where wage ...

PNR reopens Caloocan-Dela Rosa line
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Railways (PNR) reopened yesterday its train service from Caloocan City to Dela Rosa in Makati after it was shut down in 1997. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the project was in line with the ...

Factory output slows in July 2018
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
This also led firms to raise selling prices anew in July. As inflationary pressures remain elevated, business output expectations for the remainder of the year fell to the lowest in survey history. IHS Markit principal economist Bernard Aw said firms are ...

Credit, liquidity growth ease in June 2018
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Credit growth eased for the second straight month in June as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) delivered back-to-back rate hikes to curb rising inflationary pressures. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said preliminary data ...

Three Ukrainians arrested for hacking over 100 US companies
YAHOO! - 2018-08-01
Washington (AFP) - Three Ukrainians have been arrested for hacking more than 100 US companies and stealing millions of credit and debit card numbers, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Dmytro Fedorov, 44, Fedir Hladyr, 33, and Andrii Kolpakov ...

Cops kill 12 suspects in Bulacan overnight raids
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Six alleged drug dealers and six robbery suspects were killed in police operations in Bulacan from Tuesday night until yesterday morning. Eugenio Tan, Alden Gerobeise, a certain Ogag, an alias Keng-Keng, Mark Manalang and Dex Dispo ...

Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain, and Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight
Medscape - 2018-08-01
Elderly patients spent over two weeks in uncontrolled pain or respiratory distress. Acute care was rare on weekends. And recruiters went door to door pitching fraudulent schemes, luring healthy patients to sign up for hospice in exchange for free ...

Paradoxes, Pitfalls Persist in HIV Remission Research
Medscape - 2018-08-01
AMSTERDAM -- HIV DNA levels were similar whether patients recently diagnosed with HIV were treated with a kick-and-kill approach that involved a vaccine plus a latency-reversing agent or treated with a traditional antiretroviral therapy, findings from a ...

NFA interagency council pushes for rice importation
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
NFA, however, has yet to submit its proposal as it is still awaiting the latest data on production forecast from the Department of Agriculture, household rice inventory from the Philippine Statistics Authority and the weather outlook from PAGASA for the ...

DM Wenceslao 1st half earnings up 42% to P970 million
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- D.M. Wenceslao & Associates Inc. (DMW) reported a 42 percent increase in net income to P969.8 million in the first half on strong growth of its core leasing business. DMW chief executive officer Delfin Angelo Wenceslao said ...

Apple's ride to $1 trillion: The magic number that gets it there
Business Insider - 2018-08-01
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple is close to becoming the first publicly listed U.S. company valued at $1 trillion, but figuring out exactly how close requires doing a little math. Based on Apple's Tuesday earnings release, the magic number that gets the ...

Facebook, Instagram roll out new tools to manage time online
Upi.com - 2018-08-01
Aug. 1 (UPI) --Facebook announced new tools Wednesday designed to help users manage their time online, amid concerns from mental health experts about potential overuse. The new tools for Facebook and Instagram include a daily reminder that gives users an ...

Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitizers: study
YAHOO! - 2018-08-01
Tampa (AFP) - Some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants found in hand washes and sanitizers, allowing increasing infections to take hold, an Australian study warned Wednesday. Hand rubs and washes that contain ...

Snapchat's New Voice-Activated Lenses Point To A Wild Future For AR Advertising And Commerce
Forbes - 2018-08-01
Say cheese! (And watch what happens). Three years ago, rainbow barfing Lens introduced Snapchat's Lenses in a playful package that ultimately changed the face of social media. Today, Snapchat launched speech recognition lenses, a feature that will ...

Reddit says hackers accessed some user data
Reuters - 2018-08-01
(Reuters) - Social media network Reddit said on Wednesday a hacker broke into a few of its systems and accessed some user data, including current email addresses and a 2007 database backup containing old encrypted passwords. Reddit said on June 19 it ...

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome linked to child with autism
Upi.com - 2018-08-01
Aug. 1 (UPI) --If a woman has polycystic ovary syndrome, it's more likely her child will be autistic, according to new research. Researchers at Cambridge University's Autism Research Center studied 8,588 women in Britain with PCOS and their first-born ...

Regular sauna users may have fewer chronic diseases
Reuters - 2018-08-01
(Reuters Health) - People who visit the sauna frequently may be less likely to develop heart and lung diseases or to get the flu than those who rarely go, a research review suggests. Past studies on the health benefits of saunas have yielded mixed results ...

Some Google employees are confused and angry about a recent report that Google is creating a censored search engine for China
Business Insider - 2018-08-01
Google is facing backlash following a report that it plans to provide a censored search engine for China. Senator Marco Rubio and some of Google's own employees are among those criticizing the company. The big news on Wednesday was that Google plans to ...

Google Is Planning China Search App, Ending Long Boycott
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-08-01
Google is preparing a version of its search engine for China that blocks results Beijing considers sensitive, according to people familiar with the situation. The initiative is code-named Dragonfly and is one of several options the company is pursuing for ...

CA upholds money laundering cases vs Boratong, wife
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the money laundering cases against convicted shabu flea market operator Amin Imam Boratong, his wife Memie and several others. In a five-page resolution promulgated on July 10, the former ...

Reddit says hackers stole user data from 2007 and earlier in security breach
The Verge - 2018-08-01
Reddit informed its users today that a hacker broke into some of its systems and accessed user data, including current email addresses and a 2007 database that contained usernames and passwords that were already salted and hashed (or scrambled for protection).

Mindanao railway project awaits China funding
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Mindanao railway project has yet to take off as it continues to await funding commitment from the Chinese government. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said a loan agreement between China and the Philippines, which will ...

Man loses all four limbs after dog lick leads to severe infection
YAHOO! - 2018-08-01
A man who has been around dogs all his life has been forced to have all four of his limbs amputated after contracting a rare blood infection - believe to be caused by a dog lick. Greg Manteufel, 48, went to hospital on June 27 after he began exhibiting ...

Solar Philippines offers P2.34 per kwh rate to Meralco for 50 MW of solar supply
philstar.com - 2018-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Solar Philippines has offered Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) a rate of P2.34 per kilowatt-hour (kwh) for 50 megawatts (MW) of solar supply - considered to be the lowest rate in Southeast Asia. Leandro Leviste, president of Solar ...

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