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Cassini data yields super sharp infrared images of Titan
Upi.com - 2018-07-19
July 19 (UPI) --Cassini disappeared into Saturn's atmosphere late last year, but the spacecraft continues to yield impressive images. This week, NASA shared a series of super sharp infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan, compiled using 13 years of data ...

SWS: Marawi residents' quality of life worse now than before siege
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- Majority of Marawi City residents believe their lives are "worse now" than before the siege by ISIS-linked extremists last year, the latest Social Weather Stations survey showed Thursday. The survey, taken from ...

Geothermal industry hoping to retain perks TRAIN 2 might take away
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
The new law will also reduce the corporate income tax rate to 15% based on net taxable income, which is proposed to replace the 5% gross income earned tax in lieu of all taxes. Duty-free importation of raw materials and capital equipment will be made to ...

Geothermal industry hoping to retain perks TRAIN 2 might take away
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
The new law will also reduce the corporate income tax rate to 15% based on net taxable income, which is proposed to replace the 5% gross income earned tax in lieu of all taxes. Duty-free importation of raw materials and capital equipment will be made to ...

Singapore firms attracted to PHL consumer demand -- HSBC
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
HONGKONG and Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC) said investments from Singapore are expected to increase in the Philippines due to its growing consumer market, though investors also had more bullish plans for other Southeast Asian markets. According to a report ...

Singapore firms attracted to PHL consumer demand -- HSBC
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
HONGKONG and Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC) said investments from Singapore are expected to increase in the Philippines due to its growing consumer market, though investors also had more bullish plans for other Southeast Asian markets. According to a report ...

Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution
Upi.com - 2018-07-19
July 19 (UPI) --Paleontologists have discovered a snake embryo in a 105-million-year-old amber fossil, the first of its kind. The find has offered scientists important insights into the evolution of modern snakes. "This snake is linked to ancient snakes ...

SONA 2018: Officials detail security plans, traffic rerouting scheme
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- A few days before President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (SONA), authorities are preparing to make sure it will go smoothly. The police expects more than 15,000 protesters and over 5,000 ...

Study: 'Good cholesterol' may not be good in older women
Upi.com - 2018-07-19
July 19 (UPI) --"Good cholesterol" may not be a good indicator an older woman has a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study. Researchers in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health studied high-density ...

Dollar outflows in first 6 months more than twice 2018 target
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Dollars continued to flow out of the domestic economy in the first six months of the year on the back of a ballooning trade gap due to the sustained rise in imports, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported Thursday. From January to ...

Can A Community Hospital Stick To Its Mission When It Goes For-Profit?
NPR - 2018-07-19
Mission Health, the largest hospital system in western North Carolina, provided $100 million in free charity care last year. This year, it has partnered with 17 civic organizations to deliver care for substance abuse by people who are low-income.

India seeks increased trade, tourism ties with PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
"There are Indian companies which would be interested in the Philippines. Sectors [including] health care could be, agro and food processing could be another. I think tourism is another area which could probably be of interest," he said in an interview ...

Indigenous people group claims human rights abuses by military
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- A group of indigenous people from Mindanao has accused the military of committing human rights abuses while the South is under martial law. Bai Bibyao Gigkay, internal vice chairperson of Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad ...

Tropical Storm Inday maintains strength as it moves away
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Inday has kept its strength as it continued to move away from the country, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday. PAGASA said "Inday"--located 1,025 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes--will not directly ...

Stock market drops after one-month high finish
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Ayala, however, gained the second largest NFS with ?112 million, next to Megawide Construction Corp.'s ?133 million. The peso today closed at ?53.53 against the U.S. dollar, four centavos weaker than yesterday.

Walang pasok: Class suspensions for July 20
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
Zambales and Bataan while light to moderate with at times heavy showers can be expected in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon until Saturday. The state weather bureau said that the tropical storm would leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday.

San Miguel to build 8 local, 2 international breweries
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is investing a billion dollars to expand its brewery business. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, SMC Chief Finance Officer Fernando Constantino confirmed the company's ...

Trade alarms ring loud for G20 as risk of protectionism looms
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
In file photo: Employees drive electric carts as they transport cages of flowers at FloraHolland, the largest flower trade center in the world, in Aalsmeer, Netherlands, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The Netherlands' flower and plant exports, the world's ...

Academics reject ConAss, no-elections scenario
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
They added that the present environment is "not conducive" to reforming the Charter. A Social Weather Stations survey showed that only one in four Filipinos was aware of federalism. In a separate poll, Pulse Asia revealed that 66 percent of Filipinos ...

Filipino rock climber Cedjie Aquino shares part in "miracle" cave rescue in Thailand
UNTV - 2018-07-19
Cedjie has been living and working in Thailand for 20 years. He works as a high school English teacher but during his spare time, he works as a rock climbing instructor and guide in Bangkok. His passion for the dangerous sport led to his involvement in the ...

24% of Tesla Model 3 orders have been canceled, analyst says
CNN Money - 2018-07-19
Tesla is finally making enough cars -- it just can't sell enough of them. Cancellations for Model 3 orders have picked up in recent weeks. Refunds now outpace deposits for Tesla's new mass-market electric car, according to Needham & Co. analyst Rajvindra Gill.

Government sets lower call, text charges between telcos
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- The government has set lower charges on texts or short messaging service and calls between telecommunication companies. Edgardo Cabarios, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) deputy commissioner, said the ...

Teachers need to build strong relationships with school stakeholders
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
teachers must work together with school stakeholders in planning and building a school community where children thrive as they enhance their learning capabilities. The author is Principal II at the Afusing National High School in Alcala, Cagayan.

Immigration bureau orders deportation of Australian nun
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- The Bureau of Immigration on Thursday ordered the deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox. "We find substantial evidence that Fox violated the condition and limitations of her missionary visa," the BI said in ...

Bangsamoro Organic Law a good test case for federalism, says Sotto
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
A Social Weather Stations survey showed that only one in four Filipinos was aware of federalism. In a separate poll, Pulse Asia revealed that 66 percent of Filipinos opposed the shift in the form of government from unitary to federal. Sotto also denied ...

Nissan exhibits the all-new Leaf
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
AT the recently concluded sixth Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit, numerous auto manufacturers showcased their latest offerings on e-mobility. As one of the exhibitors, Nissan Philippines brought in and displayed the all-new Leaf for the guests to witness ...

DOJ prosecutors to file drug charges vs. Kerwin Espinosa, others
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- Prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday found probable cause to charge alleged drug lords earlier cleared by a separate panel. The Office of the Prosecutor General said self-confessed drug ...

Asia stocks fall on trade war fears
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
"We hear from our extensive network of business contacts a rising chorus of concerns," he said. US President Donald Trump has imposed steep tariffs on products from China worth tens of billions of dollars, and has threatened to target hundreds of ...

Metrobank posts higher profit in second quarter
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) recorded higher net income in the second quarter on the back of its robust core business. In a statement sent Thursday, July 19, the Ty-led lender said its net profit stood at P5.2 billion in the second quarter, 31 ...

SPC Power focuses on developing hydro-electric stations, other plants
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-19
SPC Power Corp. plans to develop new hydro-electric power plants following the decision of the Supreme Court declaring the asset purchase land lease agreement over the Naga power plant complex in Cebu invalid. "With the development of a new power plant ...

LRT1: Traffic-free 15-min. trip from Baclaran to Sucat
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-19
Every business must earn a profit to be able to keep its serving. If bus companies do not earn a profit, eventually there might be no buses to ride for the public, he added.

Globe intensifies disaster preparedness campaign
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-19
Globe Business Continuity Management team visits MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim to discuss support for the upcoming Metro Manila Metrowide Shake Drill The drill will be led by the Metro Manila Development ... units its emergency communication solutions to ...

Duterte-Marcos tandem? Palace says Duterte won't run as transition president
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will not run as transition president to oversee the country's shift to a federal form of government, his spokesperson said Thursday. In a Malacañang press briefing, Presidential ...

Makesense Academy: Transform your ideas into impactful social start-ups
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
our mind-set in Decathlon Philippines has been open to the people in need. For instance, we developed programs with LP4Y foundation to increase the employability of excluded youths. The project with Makesense has been built with this same spirit.

7 dead, 64 hurt in Zamboanga del Sur road accident
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- An overloaded jeepney crashed along the highway in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur yesterday, leaving seven passengers dead and 64 others injured. Dato, 15; Joleto, 50; Ernesto, 48, and Mary Joy, 42, all surnamed Genecan; Pecay ...

Asian stocks drift as investors await fresh moves on trade
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
SEOUL, South Korea -- Asian stock markets were drifting Thursday in mixed trading as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,839.59, while South Korea's Kospi shed 0.2 percent to ...

Troops sent to Lianga evacuation site as standard procedure, military says
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The military has confirmed that soldiers have been deployed to an evacuation center in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, where more than 1,500 Lumads have fled in response to soldiers in their communities. Volunteers who have been working ...

Voyager breaks the digital divide
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The digital hype is over. The world is now going through sea change with consumers already defaulting to a digital lifestyle while whole industries are moving to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Here at home, Filipino internet users ...

U.S. pledges $26.5 million to PH for counterterrorism
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- The United States government has vowed to contribute $26.5 million, or roughly P1.4 billion to the Philippines to boost the latter's counterterrorism efforts. The U.S embassy said in a statement Thursday that ...

SMC confirms reported plan to build 10 new breweries
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp. on Thursday confirmed reports it is planning to shell out about $1 billion to build 10 additional breweries. Reuters reported on July 18 that the company behind San Miguel Pale Pilsen and Red Horse is eyeing to ...

MMDA holds earthquake drill
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority surprised the public when it announced it will hold a Manila-wide earthquake drill an hour before it did. The fourth Metro Manila-wide earthquake drill was held at ...

Luzon to experience more rains until weekend due to 'Inday'
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
Saturday morning: 860 kilometers northeast f Basco, Batanes. Sunday morning: 975 kilometers north of Basco, Batanes. Monday morning: 1,320 kilometers north northwest of Basco, Batanes. - Philstar intern Ali Ian Marcelino Biong

Football beneath the volcano
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
who were selected for football training on the grassy field of the Santo Domingo Central Elementary School. Chris Thomas and his coach were overjoyed; their activity will proceed as scheduled and the volcano presented a beautiful backdrop for the afternoon ...

Health benefits of strawberries
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
At one time, we went to the nearby city of Grand Rapids. It was there that I had my first ... a cancer researcher at Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center, decided to look at strawberries as a cancer preventer in humans after animal studies showed that ...

ADB keeps growth outlook, raises inflation forecast for Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank on Thursday retained its growth outlook on the Philippines, but raised its inflation forecast for the country this year. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2018 report, the Manila-based ...

Fed says trade war downturn could pose challenges
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the central bank has tools it can use to cushion the potential economic fallout from a trade war. But he told Congress the effort could be challenging if higher tariffs push ...

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
BRUSSELS -- European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European ...

Deped Ozamiz recognizes health personnel's role in quality education
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 9 (PIA)--Department of Education (Deped) Ozamiz City Division recognized the vital role of all Deped health personnel in the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant and liberating basic education for all schools in ...

Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his Holocaust comments
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
(CNN Money) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to clarify his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers Wednesday afternoon, hours after he was quoted saying some deniers who post on Facebook aren't "intentionally getting it wrong." Zuckerberg ...

More troops deployed in West PH Sea to assert claims - Nat'l Security Adviser
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- The Philippine military has deployed more troops around the country's borders and outposts in the West Philippine Sea in the past year to assert its claims over the contested region. "To maintain effective ...

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