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Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo get 3 years for Vhong Navarro attack
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A Taguig City court yesterday found businessman Cedric Lee, model Deniece Cornejo and several others guilty of grave coercion in connection with the attack on actor-host Ferdinand "Vhong" Navarro over four years ago. Taguig City ...

Children affected by Jolo fire get psychosocial support
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The government is now extending psychological interventions to hundreds of school children displaced by the July 24 conflagration in Jolo, Sulu that destroyed 2,112 houses. The fire that ravaged Barangays Busbus and Walled ...

PDEA destroys P6.4 billion shabu shipment
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday destroyed over P10.4 billion worth of illegal drugs, including the controversial P6.4-B shabu shipment, in a ceremony yesterday. The shipment of 604 kilos of shabu comprised ...

Population Commission exec, 2 others found dead in Zambales
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
IBA, Zambales, Philippines -- An official of the Population Commission (PopCom) office in this province and two other men reported missing on Saturday last week were found buried in a shallow grave in San Felipe town on Thursday. The victims were ...

Duterte to meet with two factions to unite PDP-Laban
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with the leaders of two factions of PDP-Laban in a bid to unite the ruling party. This was confirmed by Special Assistant to the President Bong Go in an interview with CNN ...

Philippines reviews processes as prelude to possible US FTA
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is completing domestic processes in order to determine if it would start negotiations with the US for a free trade agreement (FTA). "Talks are ongoing. I do not want to pre-empt the result, but the intention is to ...

3 drug suspects slain; P300,000-worth of shabu seized
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Two drug suspects were killed in anti-drug operations in Bulacan while another was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants in Negros Occidental on Thursday. Jayvee Lagrimas and an alias Dodong drew their guns when they sensed ...

Duterte claims safety threats during Zamboanga Sibugay visit
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he had safety threats during his visit in Zamboanga Sibugay province on Thursday. "And as a matter of fact, I am going around but you know, you'd have to know that my visit here ...

Kinpo Group eyes Philippines as manufacturing hub
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Taiwanese conglomerate New Kinpo Group (NKG), through its Philippine subsidiary Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines) Inc., plans to make the country its largest manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia. NKG plans to hire 5,000 Filipinos in ...

Cambodia's Hun Sen has an important election backer: China
Reuters - 2018-07-28
ASEAN members Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei are in disputes with ... was a guest at a big ruling party rally addressed by Hun Sen in Phnom Penh, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Midway through the campaign, China announced it would ...

Duterte hopes for changes with 'economist' Arroyo as House Speaker
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte praised newly-installed House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, saying he is hoping for positive changes with an economist leading the House of Representatives. "I hope that there'll be ...

Some flights to and from Japan cancelled due to bad weather
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 28) -- Several international flights to and from Japan were canceled Saturday due to bad weather. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Typhoon Jongdari ...

BDO earnings dip in Q2
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-28
"Despite the challenging macro environment, BDO will continue to capitalize on its strong business franchise and extensive distribution network, generate quality earnings driven by recurring income sources, as well as execute its growth strategy to ...

Jolo fire victims get financial aid
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The Social Welfare department started releasing Friday cash grants to victims of the conflagration in Jolo, Sulu on Tuesday that razed hundreds of houses. In a statement, the regional social welfare department of the ...

The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars)
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-28
"The moon is not always in perfect alignment with the sun and the Earth, so that is why we do not get a lunar eclipse every lunar cycle," Brad Tucker, an astronomer with the Australian National University's Research School ... low in the southern sky ...

BSP sees shift to bonds, commercial papers as alternate funding source
philstar.com - 2018-07-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects banks to shift to the issuance of bonds and commercial papers instead of long-term negotiable certificates of deposits (LTNCD) in tapping the domestic capital market. BSP Governor Nestor ...

Bargain hunting buoys share prices
philstar.com - 2018-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market recovered yesterday on last-minute bargain hunting after trading in negative territory during the morning session. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 35.53 points, or 0.46 percent, to finish ...

Bargain hunting buoys share prices
philstar.com - 2018-07-27
The stock market opened the week on a strong note, buoyed by bargain hunting as investors took advantage of some stocks that have become cheaper over the past weeks.

Agricultural damage due to typhoons hit P1.6 billion
philstar.com - 2018-07-27
A total of 6,755 rice bags were also damaged. Central Luzon was hardest hit with P770 million in damage of which Tarlac incurred P423 million. Damage to fisheries, which affected 1,050 fisherfolk, a majority of them in the Cordilleras, Cagayan Valley ...

Facebook deletes hundreds of posts under German hate-speech law
Reuters - 2018-07-27
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook said it had deleted hundreds of offensive posts since a law banning online hate speech came into force in Germany at the start of the year that foresees fines of up to 50 million euros ($58 million) for failure to comply.

CanCham: More opportunities abound in key Canadian areas for Filipino exporters
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-27
FOR local products to penetrate Canada even further, the Philippines needs to improve its trade relation with this North American nation, said a top executive of a Canadian business group in the country. "Historically, the Philippines has [significantly ...

Schmitt swimming fast and speaking out about mental health
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-07-27
Allison Schmitt, "ecstatic" at punching her ticket to the Pan Pacific Championships, will be taking her message of mental health awareness with her as she returns to swimming's biggest stages. Schmitt, whose four Olympic gold medals include a 200m ...

Bank reserve requirement steady for now -- BSP
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-27
Still, the BSP chief reaffirmed his commitment to a gradual reduction in deposit reserves. "This will lower friction costs in the banking sector, create more efficient financial intermediation, and help curb shadow banking given the rise of strong ...

Taiwanese Chiang Huang claims title by 4 shots
philstar.com - 2018-07-27
and tension of a finale that in one stretch had looked to be going the way it was last week when it was cancelled due to inclement weather and unplayable conditions at Southwoods. As the battle heated up at the turn with Superal moving from five-down to ...

Putin: 'Ready' to go to Washington, invites Trump to Moscow
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
(CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he is ready to go to Washington and has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to Moscow, but there "has to be necessary conditions." "We are ready for such meetings, we are ready to invite President ...

Ozamiz City Councilor Ardot Parojinog back in the Philippines after arrest in Taiwan
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- Ozamiz City Councilor and alleged illegal drug trafficker Ricardo "Ardot" Parojinog is back in the Philippines and is in police custody after more than a year in hiding, officials said. Parojinog arrived at ...

Ifex PHL 2018: Agro-biodiversity touted as a viable business
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-27
AMONG the many palatable attractions at the 12th edition of the International Food Exhibition (Ifex) Philippines was the pavilion of the project called "Dynamic Conservation and Sustainable Use of Agro-Biodiversity in the Traditional Agro-Ecosystems of ...

CA returns Rappler case to SEC for evaluation
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- The Court of Appeals may have junked Rappler's petition for review, but it also returned the case to the Securities and Exchange Commission for evaluation because the foreign investor's "negative control" earlier ...

Microsoft bangs the 'devices as a service' drum ahead of Windows 7's end-of-support deadline
ZDNet - 2018-07-27
It just might be a perfect storm. January 14, 2020 is the last day Microsoft will provide security updates for Windows 7. According to Microsoft's estimates, there are 184 million commercial devices out there (as of April 2018 and excluding China) still on ...

Facebook could spend $10 million this year to protect Mark Zuckerberg -- that's over $27,000 per day
Business Insider - 2018-07-27
Facebook approved a $10 million pre-tax allowance for CEO Mark Zuckerberg's security. He can spend the funds on security personnel, residential improvements, and private aircraft for personal travel. Zuckerberg draws a $1 salary and is worth $67.1 billion ...

4 suspects slain in shootings
philstar.com - 2018-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Two alleged drug dealers and two suspected carjackers were killed in separate incidents in La Union, Rizal and Batangas yesterday. Nielo Baltazar, kagawad of Barangay Poblacion in Tubao town, was in his Toyota Vios parked in front ...

Arrest order issued vs. anti-poverty chief Liza Maza, 3 ex-solons
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- A court in Nueva Ecija province has ordered the arrest of four former House lawmakers and prominent leaders from the Left -- including Anti-Poverty Commissioner Liza Maza and former Agrarian Reform Secretary ...

How The Brain Helps You Sing Or Say What You Mean
NPR - 2018-07-27
I never said she stole my money. I never said she stole my money. I never said she stole my money. Emphasizing any one of the words over the others makes the string of words mean something completely different. "Pitch change" -- the vocal quality we use ...

Lawmakers uncertain TRAIN 2 will be passed by yearend
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- Lawmakers on Friday expressed doubts that the second package of the administration's tax reform program will be passed this year. Passing the second package of the tax reform law, also known as Tax Reform for ...

Mark Zuckerberg just lost nearly $16 billion in one day
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
(CNN Money) -- Mark Zuckerberg lost $15.7 billion overnight. The Facebook CEO was worth a mere $66.8 billion on Thursday afternoon according to Forbes, one day after the company's earnings call sent Wall Street into a selling tizzy. The company's stock ...

Who'll be the next Chief Justice? Meet the five applicants
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) -- Two months after the historic ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno, four of her colleagues at the Supreme Court and one regional trial court judge are vying for her former post. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC ...

BDO books flat first-half net income
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-27
BDO reported a P5.9-billion profit during the first three months of 2018. "Despite the challenging macro environment, BDO will continue to capitalize on its strong business franchise and extensive distribution network, generate quality earnings driven by ...

Martires vows fairness, to avoid political favors
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- Newly appointed Ombudsman Samuel Martires on Friday vowed to be impartial in handling high-profile cases, assuring the public he will not be influenced by politics. While the Supreme Court (SC) associate justice ...

Vista Land secures P500-M corporate notes for capex
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-27
The corporate notes were issued to Eastwest Banking Corp., as per a corporate notes facility agreement the parties signed earlier this month. China Banking Corp., China Bank Savings, Inc., and Security Bank Corp were the note holders, while China Bank ...

Sara Duterte confirms her regional party is ready to form alliances
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Friday confirmed her regional party is willing to forge alliances with other political groups. The presidential daughter made this statement amid talks some lawmakers from ...

Defense chief apologizes for calling West PH sea ruling an 'empty victory'
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana apologized for saying the ruling favoring the Philippines over disputes in the West Philippine Sea is an "empty victory." He extended his apologies to former Foreign Affairs ...

Twitter stock tumbles 15% after it purged fake accounts
CNN Money - 2018-07-27
The number of people using Twitter fell during the three months ending in June as it worked to clean up the platform and comply with new privacy regulations. The social network said Friday that it had 335 million monthly users around the world in the ...

LPA spotted off Batangas; rains to persist
philstar.com - 2018-07-27
MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- A new low pressure area near Batangas was spotted, which will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday morning. The LPA was last seen 60 kilometers west of Ambulong, Batangas. The new ...

'Black propaganda': Arroyo denies eyeing Prime Minister post
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-27
Pampanga (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Friday denied allegations she is eyeing a Prime Minister's post if the country adopts a new form of government through charter change. She dismissed the allegations of some ...

Roseanne Barr apologizes to Valerie Jarrett (kinda) before saying she needs a new haircut
Mashable - 2018-07-27
Following a racist tirade which resulted in the cancellation of her show, Roseanne Barr gave her first televised interview to Fox News. Appearing on Hannity, the disgraced TV star explained the tweet regarding Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett was political ...

Exceptional comfort
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-27
Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines now has a fleet of 325 passenger and cargo aircraft flying to 304 destinations in 122 countries - including the Philippines. The national carrier of Turkey ...

Time for change
philstar.com - 2018-07-27
We are all aware the President will address Congress at the opening of its regular session every fourth Monday of July as mandated by the Constitution. It has been a yearly event where Philippine presidents deliver the State of the Nation Address ...

Tropical storm Jongdari moves away from Philippines; new LPA spotted
philstar.com - 2018-07-26
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reminded business establishments that a price freeze on basic goods and commodities is in effect in areas under a state of calamity. A state of calamity was declared in Marilao and Paombong towns in Bulacan ...

Baby Born With 2 Faces Needs a Miracle to Survive, Family Says
YAHOO! - 2018-07-26
A family is praying for the miracle that will save their newborn son, who was born with two faces. Little Gilang Andika, of Batam, Indonesia, was born in May. He has one body, two arms, two legs and one head. But on his head are two, independently moving ...

Check out Bill Gates' first business card at Microsoft, from after he dropped out of Harvard
Business Insider - 2018-07-26
The Microsoft Visitor Center has lots of Microsoft history on display -- including Bill Gates' first Microsoft business card. It dates back to Microsoft's earliest days, when it was based in Albuquerque. Everybody, even Bill Gates, started somewhere.

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