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7 dead, 5 missing as rains continue over Luzon
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said Lacuna was walking on his way ... Rosales and Aguilar - and four cities - Dagupan, Alaminos, Urdaneta and San Carlos - in Pangasinan were still underwater yesterday due to incessant rains, according to the PDRRMO.

TD Josie to intensify into tropical storm, exit PH Monday
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22 ... Weather officials raised a tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands. Residents in these areas can expect rains and gusty winds. PAGASA said Josie will continue ...

Working together for a drug-free Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Earlier this month I travelled to Tarlac to visit the Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for former drug users. The facility is a fully operational outpatient recovery clinic, the first out of six pilot sites identified ...

Fire breaks out in Parañaque
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A fire broke out at a furniture shop in Parañaque City amid heavy downpour yesterday morning. Arson probers said the fire that razed the EFG woodcraft shop spread to 10 other stalls and 15 houses along Dr. A. Santos Avenue in ...

Disney Prevails as Comcast Drops its Bid for Fox. Now What?
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-22
One part of the drama surrounding the purchase of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) (NASDAQ: FOXA) that has been playing out since late last year has come to an end. In a conclusion that I predicted earlier this month, Disney (NYSE: DIS) is on track ...

Scientists Search For Causes Of Preterm Birth And Better Ways To Test For Risk
NPR - 2018-07-22
In 1998, 25 weeks into her pregnancy, Sara Arey's cervix dilated and her amniotic sac started to descend into the birth canal. She was rushed to a hospital an hour and a half away from her home near Hickory, N.C., where she stayed for more than a week ...

New Geographic Atrophy Treatment Shows Promise
Medscape - 2018-07-22
VANCOUVER, Canada -- An experimental treatment with an intravitreal complement C3 inhibitor (APL-2, Apellis Pharmaceuticals) slowed geographic atrophy in patients with age-related macular degeneration in FILLY (NCT02503332), the largest phase 2 trial of ...

12 cops, firemen hurt in rally
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Eight police officers and four firemen suffered injuries after members of militant groups attacked them during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on Saturday night. They were taken to the Ospital ng Maynila for treatment.

EXCLUSIVE: Solons confirm plot to oust Alvarez before SONA
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) -- A move to oust House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez from his post when session resumes today is brewing in the chamber, according to three congressmen and a mayor from Mindanao who declined to be named. They all ...

Duterte visits hospital for check-up on eve of SONA
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte went to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center on the night before his third State of the Nation Address (SONA). This was confirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who said that ...

New 2018 MacBook Pro Secrets: Lots Of Small Changes
Forbes - 2018-07-22
Beyond the processor upgrades, the 2018 MacBook Pro lineup has lots of little upgrades. First, the obvious stuff: the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar gets Intel quad-core processors for the first time and the 15-inch MacBook Pro gets hexa-core (six) for ...

Business cites issues ahead of 3 rd SONA
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
"Although under way, we also hope that the second tax reform package will make the Philippines more attractive to investments and in turn, facilitate job creation and poverty reduction," he added, referring to the move to slash corporate income tax ...

Meet the campaigners who say they will stop at nothing in their quest to break up Facebook
YAHOO! - 2018-07-22
Campaign group Freedom from Facebook protested at a congressional hearing this week by holding up an image of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as a two-headed octopus. It was a stunt designed to raise awareness for Freedom from Facebook's mission to ...

The HP Ink Tank Wireless 415 All-in-One gets the job done
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
"lasting up to 22 times longer which is ideal for high-quality marketing materials and business documents." Now we were juiced to print some more. And we did. Over the next few days. I printed a draft of my editorial for next week to submit to our ...

TSA And American Airlines To Launch 3D Scanning Technology For Carry On Bags
Forbes - 2018-07-22
New imaging technology is coming to the American Airlines security checkpoint in New York's JFK airport that may help speed the screening process. According to a joint release between the airline and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA ...

Metrobank income up 31%
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
METROPOLITAN Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank) posted P5.2 billion in net income for the second quarter of 2018, or a robust 31-percent growth from P3.9 billion in the same period last year. This brings net income for the first half of the year to P11.0 ...

What is needed for more tourism?
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
This is true whether you are starting a business or buying a movie ticket. We constantly talk about foreign investment as an indicator of confidence about the Philippines, and it is. But that is a substantial long-term commitment. "As soon as the ...

Preference for sustainable supply chains growing -- researcher
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
Ms. Balaoing-Pelkmans said Philippine companies are still "very early in the process" of adopting inclusive value chains, as they have yet to consider the growing consumer preference for sustainability in their business models. "The farmers are still ...

Crass Is King: How Philipp Plein made bad taste big business
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
While luxury brands such as Hermes or Louis Vuitton have spent more than a century honing their soft-leather-lined ... shuttling in a fleet of luxury cars from stores to showrooms to homes dripping with crystal chandeliers, walls and furniture plated ...

Superal eyes rebound
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
PRINCESS SUPERAL has taken her botched comeback bid at Manila Southwoods in stride and will instead use the setback as motivation when she sets out for the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Champion Tour at Tagaytay Midlands beginning ...

Dividends from GOCCs hit P31.3 B as of mid July
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Dividends remitted by state corporations to the national government have reached P31.3 billion as of July 12 this year, already exceeding the total remittances recorded for full year 2017, data from the Department of Finance (DOF ...

Tibsovo approved for acute myeloid leukemia
Upi.com - 2018-07-22
SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 -- Tibsovo tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia among people with a defective IDH1 gene. "The use of Tibsovo is associated with a complete remission ...

CPD in the accountancy profession
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general.

Govt-led firms remit a total of P31.297B
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
From the 51 GOCCs, the top 10 who remitted the highest amounts were the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines with a total ... Batangas Land Co. Inc., BCDA Management Holdings Inc., Cebu Port Authority, DBP Leasing Corp., GY Real Estate Inc., Kamayan ...

Future of PHL Rise discussed after proclamation
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
Ramos underlined the need for "strong collaboration for the protection and conservation of the Philippine Rise," and to restore and conserve the health, richness and abundance of the other marine areas in the country. FSI Director General Claro Suarez ...

Philippine Quills 2018 awards top business commmunicators
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
Inc., ABS-CBN Corporation, Bayad Center, Japan Tobacco International, Land Bank of the Philippines, LBC Express, One Meralco Foundation, Petron Corporation, San Miguel Purefoods Company, and The EON Group, and (Top Student Category) Cemex.

Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite ... Public Education, a University of Washington-affiliated think tank that has in the past been funded by the Gates foundation to support charter schools ...

Predicting Embryo Ploidy Without PGT-A: Is It Possible?
Medscape - 2018-07-22
An ideal fertility treatment would be effective in achieving a singleton pregnancy in a timely and cost-effective manner. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most effective fertility treatment currently available, but success rates are not as high as one ...

A new study shows that tech CEOs are optimistic about the future, even if they still don't understand millennials
Business Insider - 2018-07-22
Tech industry CEOs are bullish on the future of their companies, the sector, and artificial intelligence. But they're worried about the spread of nationalism, cybersecurity -- and millennials. Those are some of the key takeaways from a new report by KPMG.

LIST: Class, work suspensions for July 23
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 9:09 p.m.) -- A number of local government units have announced class suspensions for Monday, July 23, due to the expected inclement weather brought about by Tropical Depression Josie. Masantol, Pampanga Mayor Danilo Guintu ...

A VC who just raised $22 million to invest in startups reveals one thing you should never say to a female investor
Business Insider - 2018-07-22
Clara Brenner is an up-and-comer in Silicon Valley tech investing. Her firm, Urban Innovation Fund, just raised $22 million to invest in startups. Brenner says something that "grinds her gears" is when founders and CEO say, "Hey, girls," in emails to her ...

UK politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reforms
Al Jazeera English - 2018-07-22
More than 170 politicians from the UK and Ireland have signed a letter calling on the UK government to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland. The cross-party letter, published in UK newspaper The Sunday Times, said the "current situation for women [in ...

4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis
NPR - 2018-07-22
Just over four years ago, on July 17, 2014, six delegates on their way to the International AIDS Conference died in the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine. The delegates were among the 298 people killed hours after their flight ...

SpaceX makes beautiful pre-dawn rocket landing at sea. See it here.
Mashable - 2018-07-22
SpaceX's rocket landings are back and better than ever. After a months long dry spell, SpaceX just completed its latest and greatest rocket landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida at ...

A 3-Year-Old Died at a Texas Day Care. Here Are Ways to Keep Your Child Safe.
The New York Times - 2018-07-22
Last week in Houston, a 3-year-old boy died after day care employees left him in a van for more than three and a half hours in 113-degree heat, a heartbreaking loss that could have been prevented, officials said. The death of the child, Raymond Pryer Jr ...

Marikina under state of calamity
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- Marikina City is now under a state of calamity after a week of heavy rains raised the water level in Marikina River and flooded several areas. Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro told CNN Philippines that the ...

Elon Musk's Most Exciting Company Is Boring
Fortune - 2018-07-22
UNDER THE WARM ASPHALT of West Los Angeles, beneath bumper-to-bumper traffic and swaying palm trees, Elon Musk is searching for answers. There, a boring machine named Godot may soon grind away at a 2.7-mile tunnel to run below Interstate 405, a key reason ...

Green spaces a mental balm for city dwellers
Upi.com - 2018-07-22
SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 -- A splash of green in an urban landscape can lift the spirits of city residents, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the mental health of people who lived within a quarter-mile of vacant lots in Philadelphia before and after ...

2018 Glory awardees of UP Masscom named
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
Pedro "Boo" Chanco III, a well-rounded alumnus who was formerly a network news director, newspaper editor-in-chief, advertising manager and senior vice president of corporate communications. His long-running business column in the Philippine Star ...

SONA 2018: Dutertenomics performance is fair to poor
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
Among these include reducing VAT from 12% to 8% and cut exemptions, slashing corporate income tax (CIT) from 30% to 15% and then removing several fiscal incentives, and controlling public spending by stopping freebie programs such as free tuition in all ...

POEA: Controversial Kuwaiti blogger should be blacklisted
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said a controversial Kuwaiti social media personality should be included in an employer blacklist. In an interview on radio station DWIZ Saturday, POEA ...

Marikina City, 2 Bataan towns under state of calamity
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
Meanwhile, Dinalupihan Mayor Gila Garcia also said rescue operations are ongoing in his area. The state weather bureau earlier issued a heavy rainfall warning over Bataan. It warned residents of serious flooding in flood-prone areas. The PIA in Central ...

'Josie' may exit PAR tonight
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
In its 2 p.m. severe weather bulletin, the state weather bureau has also lifted the Tropical Cyclone Signal Warning over the Babuyan Group of Islands. It also lifted TCWS over norther Cagayan at 8 a.m. Sunday. Only Batanes, where occasional rains with ...

Rising water level in Marikina River prompts over 1,000 families to evacuate
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- The rising water level in the Marikina River has urged at least 1,000 families to leave their homes, and proceed to evacuation centers. As of 12 noon, 1,180 families proceeded to designated evacuation centers ...

'Josie' may intensify into tropical storm on Sunday; monsoon rains threaten SONA
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines ... Manila, Central Luzon, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, rest of Cagayan Valley, Western Visayas, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, Laguna, Mindoro Provinces and Northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands.

Israeli nabbed for creating trouble at condo in Parañaque City
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
Jakov Pavolotskiy, estimated to be between 40 and 50 years old, punched the face of Leonel Benga-ora Aquino, 35, while they were in the elevator of Solemare Parksuites, where they both resided, at around 11:30 p.m., according to a police report released ...

Hospital, contractor face raps for violating environmental laws
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
TUBA, Benguet, Philippines -- Charges have been filed against officials of a hospital and a private contractor in Baguio City for allegedly dumping hospital waste in a private lot near a river. The police in Tuba, Benguet filed charges for violation of ...

Coinbase forms political action committee
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
(CNN Money) -- Coinbase, the popular cryptocurrency exchange, formed its own political action committee. It's a sign Coinbase is angling for more sway in Washington DC as the crypto industry looks to gain more users. The news was reported earlier by ...

Facebook suspends another data analytics firm
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
(CNN Money) -- Facebook announced Friday that it is suspending another data analytics firm pending an investigation into how the company used its data. Facebook's decision to suspend Crimson Hexagon comes as Facebook faces continued fallout over how it ...

Duterte to deliver third SONA
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), as Congress resumes session on Monday. His speech is scheduled at 4 p.m. at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City, which has ...

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