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Study: Few young women with PID tested for HIV, syphilis - 2018-07-24
July 24 (UPI) --Few young women with pelvic inflammatory disease are being tested for syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus in emergency departments despite the heightened risk, according to a new study. Children's National Health System researchers ...

Pay TV Sees Mass Exodus As Cord-Cutters Jump More Than 30% In 2018
Forbes - 2018-07-24
In its latest forecast on U.S. pay TV and OTT (over-the-top) viewership, eMarketer projects that the number of those cutting the cord will grow faster than previously expected this year, while OTT viewership also outpaces projections. Cord-cutting will ...

Aegis Juris fratmen plead not guilty in Atio slay - 2018-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Ten members of the Aegis Juris fraternity accused in the hazing death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo III pleaded not guilty during their arraignment at the Manila regional trial court (RTC) yesterday morning. Mhin Wei Chan, Jose ...

Apple apologizes for the MacBook Pro throttling 'bug' and releases a software fix
Business Insider - 2018-07-24
Apple is rolling out an update to the 2018 MacBook Pros that should fix the controversial overheating issue that some prominent tech YouTubers, as well as some users. The overheating issue was caused by a firmware bug. In a statement to Business Insider ...

Modern PUVs rolling out...old ones? - 2018-07-24
One after another, news about turnovers and contract signing of multi-million peso orders (related story in this column) of newly designed and modern public utility vehicles filled up websites, newspapers and evening newscasts. The Department of ...

Twitter clamps down on developer access to APIs
ZDNet - 2018-07-24
Twitter on Tuesday revealed that it removed more than 143,000 apps that violated its policies between April and June 2018. The company also rolled out more updates to its developer platform as it works to clamp down on usage of the Twitter API ...

World class Filipino service - 2018-07-24
LAPU-LAPU CITY - Sometimes we wonder if we can provide the kind of product or service that can compete in an international environment. We see so many businesses run by Pinoys for the Pinoy market that thrive on the "pwede na" way of thinking.

Palace on 2019 budget: More projects for lawmakers - 2018-07-24
For the select major social programs, the Palace allocated P88.1 billion for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps, P67.4 billion for National Health Insurance Program, P51 billion for Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education, P38.9 billlion ...

Windows 10: Microsoft reopens Skip Ahead program but you need to be quick
ZDNet - 2018-07-24
Video: Andromeda: Folding Windows device may never emerge from the shadows Windows 10 enthusiasts can now apply to join the Skip Ahead program and get an early heads-up on the next feature update to Microsoft's operating system -- although they will have ...

New tropical depression to enhance southwest monsoon - 2018-07-24
PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas, however, said the weather disturbance was expected to enhance the southwest monsoon, which will bring rains in some parts of Luzon and the Visayas starting tomorrow until Saturday. Rojas said light to moderate and ...

Does Epinephrine Restart the Heart at the Expense of the Brain?
Medscape - 2018-07-24
The use of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, during an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) offered a slight improvement in survival to 30 days but this was offset by worse neurological function in the double-blind PARAMEDIC 2 trial. "Although more ...

Philippines archipelago provides vital habitat for juvenile whale sharks - 2018-07-24
Whale sharks are protected in the Philippines, but in 2016 ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.

Turmeric derivative in drops may treat glaucoma - 2018-07-24
July 24 (UPI) --Adding an extract from the yellow spice turmeric into eye drops was effective in treating early stages of glaucoma in a study with rats. Researchers from University College London and Imperial College London tested a new way to deliver ...

TrueMoney partners with WorldRemit
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-24
ELECTRONIC payments service provider TrueMoney Philippines has partnered with WorldRemit to launch an international remittance service in the country. In a statement on Tuesday, TrueMoney said it has joined forces with remittance service firm WorldRemit to ...

Pryce posts higher profit
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-24
PRYCE CORP. recorded a 22.3% increase in consolidated net income in the first half to P711.89 million, the company told the stock exchange on Tuesday, as it ends the semester reaching nearly half of its full-year target profit of P1.55 billion. "Growth ...

Finding purpose in business
Sun Star - 2018-07-24
True enough, his over 20-year-old coffee venture has become home to 700 direct employees ... Steve is the youngest in a brood of five. He took up management economics in Ateneo de Manila University. He grew up in a family that was already business-inclined ...

Business groups seek comfort in retreat from federalism
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
TOP business leaders opposed to a number of reforms associated ... Ortiz-Luis Jr., president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc., said the President might now be thinking twice about his plan to transition the country into a federal state.

Global Witness 2017 report: Killings of land, environmental defenders in the Philippines highest in Asia
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
AN international environmental and human-rights watchdog on Monday said the year 2017 is the deadliest year on record for land and environmental defenders, including the Philippines, which tops Asia with the highest number of recorded deaths. The report ...

House ratifies Bangsamoro bill, finally
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
Salo said the Marawi City Rebuilding Act or House Bill 6700, which his group filed, is meant to directly address the unprecedented housing and business crises in the wake of the destruction of homes and businesses in Marawi City. "What we propose through ...

Duterte threatened to walk out of SONA over House leadership mess -- Sotto
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to walk out before his scheduled State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, the same day the House of Representatives witnessed an abrupt change in leadership. Senate ...

The 2019 budget: Building a bright future for the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-24
By contrast, it was a high of 74.4% in 2004 and 52.4% in 2010 ... largely of the requirements for the premium subsidy of health insurance premiums under the National Health Insurance Program of the PHIC (P67.4 billion), Tax Reform Cash Transfer Project ...

If Duterte had ad-libbed his SONA
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-24
While his supporters may be happy about this, they really should have cause to worry, because the President of the Philippines was not ... took my oath as a worker of the national government. I was as inspired to institute real changes for the greater ...

Sara Duterte congratulates 'strong leader' House Speaker Arroyo
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio - who reportedly had a hand in the ouster of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez - congratulated the new leader of the House of Representatives. She lauded former President Gloria ...

Bourse coasts with no surprises in Duterte speech
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-24
Arroyo (second district), an economist -- a development generally welcomed by business ... Inc. (up 3.39% to P1,799) and SM Investments Corp. (up 3.05% to P912 apiece).

Asian stocks advance, backed by strong US corporate earnings - 2018-07-24
SINGAPORE -- Asian markets rose on Tuesday, led by better-than-expected U.S. corporate earnings and a lack of bad news on trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 22,534.03. South Korea's Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,278.23.

SC junks Revilla, Napoles petitions to be allowed to post bail
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed that former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles cannot be allowed to post bail for their plunder charges. The High ...

House ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-24
The Bangsamoro region will also be granted taxation powers with a 75-25 sharing scheme for national taxes collected in the region, in favor of the Bangsamoro. Further, an annual block grant will automatically be appropriated to the region. The grant is ...

Senators, business leaders differ on Arroyo as Speaker
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-24
We can wake up ... in the administration. The Liberal Party does not wish to be part of this spectacle." Among the business leaders sought for comment, president Danilo C. Lachica of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines ...

Korean firm signifies interest to build LNG terminal
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
Ltd., SK E&S Co. Ltd., Transformation Ltd., Tokyo Gas Corp., Cleanway Energy Development Corp., First Gen Corp., Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) and Vires Energy Corp. Pulido said the DOE has not set a deadline of acceptance of formal letters of ...

Davao council unlikely to reverse new business tax rates, but considering relief measures for small businesses
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-24
MARKET VENDOR associations are among the groups claiming to have been adversely affected by the new business tax rates in Davao City. -- BW FILE PHOTO THE DAVAO City council has vowed to come up next month with a solution to the complaints of local ...

DOF conducts 'thorough study' on impact of new SC ruling on public finances - 2018-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance will thoroughly examine the new Supreme Court ruling ordering the immediate release of a higher share of national government revenue to local government units, which two global debt watchers said could harm ...

The 3 magnitudes of first-rate customer service in a business
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
An international research done by RedAlkemi, an organization that does web development and Internet marketing, suggests that 60 percent of organizations consider customer service as the top-most priority for their businesses. However, customer service is ...

Miners to Duterte: We are complying with instructions - 2018-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Mining companies are willing to prove that they are compliant with environmental laws after President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe anew at what he called "irresponsible" miners and warned firms to prepare for "radical" reforms.

Listen, first: Attend to complaints and pitch later
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
And worst, you need to have everything explained all over again. This scenario alone spells business disaster: End of a potential or a booming transaction. If you are a business person and you truly want to provide the best customer service, you will let ...

2 weather disturbances may enter PAR this week - 2018-07-24
CEBU, Philippines -- Two weather disturbances may possibly develop and enter Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this week, according to an official of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Fiscal incentives biased for big companies-DOF
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
File photo of DOF Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua (Photo by Toto Lozano / Presidential Photo) A COST-benefit analysis by the Department of Finance (DOF) revealed that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are at a disadvantage as they have to ...

Surviving high inflation and forex rates
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
What does this mean and what is the impact to your business? Unless you are an exporter where most of your revenues are in US dollars, this means that your cost will go up and your markets will be negatively affected. It is only natural to expect that ...

Araneta Center Cyberpark: The newest premier business district in the Metro
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
ARE you looking in the north of the Metro for business location options and solutions? Read on. Congested business districts that are matched with stressful traffic situations in the Metro are not ideal for professionals trying to make a living in the city.

Philippines host Genfest 2018
Sun Star - 2018-07-24
the arts, the environment, social realities and diverse cultures can be tools to build unity." Aside from the forums and workshops, an impressive exhibit on the journey of life entitled "Explo" was mounted also at the World Trade Center. Curated by ...

Millennial quits corporate career to build jewelry-design enterprise
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
In Photo: Abesamis and Signature Dearest Flower ring--18K gold, 1-Carat diamond with Sapphire leaves. She was born to a family engaged in the jewelry business in Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, but she is actually an accountant by profession. Germee Ronirose ...

Iconic bookstore brand now open for franchising
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
Ramos-Padilla said the original objective was to serve communities in Metro Manila. Right now, NBEX has expanded across ... it has formally entered the education sector with the establishment of the NBS College, an institution for higher learning in ...

The Bangsamoro Organic Law: Everything you need to know
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), or simply the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. University of the Philippines Islamic law and politics professor Jamel Cayamodin said the Bangsamoro law is designed ...

Carpio formally declines chief justice nomination
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Tuesday formally declined his nomination for the top magistrate post. The most senior associate justice turned down the post in a letter to the Judicial and Bar Council ...

Philippine President Duterte's deadly drug war turned into a war on loitering, including homeless and children
Business Insider - 2018-07-24
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ... The news went viral and two officers in Manila's main business district were fired. "They (the police) made us watch the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte about the anti-loitering law

2018 Glory awardees of UP Masscom named
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-24
TWELVE alumni from the University of the Philippines-College of Mass Communication (UPCMC) will receive the 2018 Glory Award in honor of the excellence and impact of their work in broadcasting, film, journalism, research and allied disciplines such as ...

NDRRMC: Over 250,000 families affected by days of rain, flooding - 2018-07-24
Tropical Depression Josie left the Philippine area of responsibility Monday but state weather bureau PAGASA is monitoring a low pressure area off Central Luzon. The weather disturbance is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours.

EDITORIAL - Poor families | The Freeman - 2018-07-24
A survey last month by the Social Weather Station revealed that more Filipino families have considered themselves poor. Conducted from June 27 to 30, the survey showed that the number of Filipinos who said their families are poor has increased by 1.3 ...

Congress ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law, up for Duterte signing
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- Congress on Tuesday ratified the Bangsamoro Organic Law, which creates the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. With both Houses of Congress having ratified the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro ...

We're Drowning In Plastic Trash. Jenna Jambeck Wants To Save Us
NPR - 2018-07-24
When a huge floating gyre of plastic waste was discovered in the Pacific in the late 1980s, people were shocked. When whales died and washed ashore with stomachs full of plastic, people were horrified. When photographs of beaches under knee-deep carpets of ...

Thousands of Philippine poor nabbed in Duterte's latest war - on loitering
YAHOO! - 2018-07-24
MANILA (Reuters) - Each night, police in teams of about a dozen ... The news went viral and two officers in Manila's main business district were fired. "They (the police) made us watch the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte about the anti-loitering ...

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