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Akamai Technologies sees potential for PHL business
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
In the Philippines, Mr. Penaflor said the company is "very excited" about its plans for the future as the government, the banking sector, universities and homegrown e-commerce sites undergo an online transformation. E-commerce, for instance ...

Bank of America profit beats on consumer loan growth, lower expenses
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Banks have been broadly expected to report higher investment banking fees this year as lower US corporate tax rates and a friendlier regulatory environment encourage deal making. Moynihan acknowledged on a call with analysts that the bank is ...

Amazon's Prime Day is off to a red hot start, despite glitches
CNN Money - 2018-07-17
Despite tech glitches, Amazon Prime Day has been a huge success so far. Sales soared by 89% in the first 12 hours of Prime Day compared to the first 12 hours last year, according to Feedvisor, a software company that uses algorithm and machine learning to ...

OK sa DepEd converges health programs towards social development
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
adding that the Department will also seek the support of agencies including the Department of Health (DOH), Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Meanwhile, Sevilla added that the Department is looking forward to ...

OK sa DepEd converges health programs towards social development
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
... National Drug Education Program (NDEP); Adolescent Reproductive Health Education (ARH); Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools (WinS) Program; and medical, nursing, and dental services, through health booths and exhibits, caravan, forums ...

Transport Secretary: Fewer MRT trains to run during three-year repair
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Transport authorities said Tuesday fewer Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 trains will be operational starting August while the line is undergoing rehabilitation and maintenance. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said ...

Present environment not conducive to constitutional reform -- academe
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- An academic expert said the country's present environment is 'not conducive' to constitutional reform. In the Senate committee hearing on constitutional amendments and revision of codes Tuesday, Dr. Ronald ...

BoC to expand data-sharing efforts with other agencies
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Mr. Lapeña was referring to the patrol vessels that were acquired through loans from European banking institutions under the Philippine Port and Coast Guard Capability Development Project (PCG Vessels Project). Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ...

Business groups lobby PAL for Davao-Japan flights
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
DAVAO CITY -- Filipino and Japanese business groups have asked flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) to open direct flights between Davao City and Japan to boost tourism and trade links. "We must not wait for them (Japanese) to come, let us come up ...

'No strings attached' in Chinese grants to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte led the groundbreaking ceremony for two bridge projects, both of which were from Chinese grants. The event was held Tuesday in Intramuros, Manila. The projects cost over ?5 billion but ...

Investors turn attention to earnings reports
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
The same list showed eight that lost, including Security Bank Corp. (down 0.19% to P211.60), Megawide Construction Corp. (4.41% to P18.20) and Bank of the Philippine Islands (1.14% to P95.50 apiece).

Peso up ahead of Powell speech
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Meanwhile, Michael L. Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., attributed strengthening of the peso to the good remittances data released on Monday. Money sent home by Filipinos abroad amounted to $2.469 billion in May, the biggest since ...

Duterte trusts China 'will be fair' on South China Sea row
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
Eight out of 10 Filipinos or 81 percent think the government should not "leave China alone with its infrastructures and military presence" in Philippine-claimed areas in the South China Sea, according to a Social Weather Stations poll conducted last June.

'Henry' intensifies into a tropical storm, exits PH - PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Weather officials said Tropical Depression Henry intensified into a tropical storm as it barreled its way out of Philippine territory on Tuesday. It has been given the international name "Son-tihn." In its 4 p.m ...

Professional skepticism: Varying views
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-17
Below represent some significant inputs from identified professional bodies: Americian Institute of Certified Public ... Initial professional development--professional values, ethics, and attitudes, identifies "professional skepticism and professional ...

DepEd, DOH to work on apps to monitor students immunized with Dengvaxia
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) are working together to develop software applications to monitor the health status of students who received the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine.

RCBC Savings Bank promotes SME growth
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-17
Over 70 entrepreneurs attended the recently held Grow SME (small and medium enterprises) forum on June 20 in Cauayan, Isabela, to listen to industry experts talk about the entrepreneurial mind-set and how to make it happen. Organized by RCBC Savings Bank ...

Wild mushrooms send 5 soldiers in Abra to hospital
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Five soldiers stationed in remote Bucloc town in Abra were rushed to a rural health facility after complaining of stomach pains, headache and diarrhea Monday afternoon. Sgt. Leo Tiwing Lobrino Jr., Cpls. Rence Garma Molina and ...

DAR AgNor launches Farm Business School for agrarian-farmers
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
TUBAY, Agusan del Norte, July 17 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of Agusan del Norte has intensified its effort to enhance the knowledge in agricultural productivity and promote economic activity under the recently launched Farm Business School ...

EXCLUSIVE: Proposed constitution asserts PH claims over West PH Sea, Sabah
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The proposed new constitution asserts the country's sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea and its historical claim to Sabah. This was confirmed Tuesday by Consultative Committee (ConCom) member and former ...

Coca-Cola Philippines supports government reintegration program for OFWs with entrepreneurship training
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-17
According to a study conducted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies on The Social ... Development Authority (TESDA), developed and implemented the Sari-sari Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program since as part of the 5by20 global ...

Philippines, United Kingdom eyeing talks on bilateral free trade despite Brexit
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-17
"They appreciate the strong campaigns of government on anti-competition policies, ease of doing business, regulatory reforms, and MSME [micro, small and medium enterprises] training," said Lopez. He said the Philippines was liberalizing its foreign ...

Authorities start evacuation of residents near Marikina River
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Local authorities are asking residents living near Marikina River to start evacuating. The water level in Marikina River reached 16.6 meters above sea level at 4 p.m., prompting local officials to raise the ...

Revised federal charter lets President Duterte step down before his term ends
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution finally gave in to President Rodrigo Duterte. Under the final draft of the proposed federal charter released Tuesday, Duterte will step ...

NBI recommends charges vs. Aquino, 2 others over Dengvaxia mess
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said he was taken by surprise at how the National Bureau of Investigation came up with its recommendation to file technical malversation charges against him without ...

Chinese research vessel docks in Davao City
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday said a Chinese research vessel has been allowed to dock in Davao City. "We know about it. The Chinese ambassador wrote to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Alan ...

Asia stocks mixed as Japan outperforms on yen drop
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Stock price movements are seen on a screen at a securities company in Beijing. -- AFP Asian equities were mixed Tuesday as investors assess whether corporate earnings can deliver on high expectations against a backdrop of trade tensions. Treasuries and the ...

SC scolds Sereno for public statements against justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday reprimanded former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for publicly discussing her ouster case and issuing statements against the justices in violation of court rules. "The Court ...

Office of the President wants NDRRMC abolition, new Department of Disaster Resilience by year-end
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The President is gunning for a disaster agency bill to be passed into law by the end of the year, Undersecretary for Disaster Resilience Karen Jimeno said Tuesday. The bill, which is still being developed, will ...

Supreme Court endorses Justice Martires as next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Associate Justice Samuel Martires was unanimously recommended by his peers at the Supreme Court to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is retiring on July 26. Supreme Court Spokesperson Theodore Te on ...

Tropical Storm Henry leaves PAR, but rains to prevail
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
As it strengthened, it was given international name "Son-Tinh." In a bulletin issued 11 a.m., state weather bureau PAGASA said that "Henry" had already left the PAR at 9 a.m. All tropical cyclone warning signals have been lifted. It slightly ...

Redheads, lobsters, cupcakes: Apple shows off new iOS emojis
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
(CNN) -- Redheads, superheroes, and lobsters will rejoice when they see the latest emojis coming to Apple iPhones and iPads. Apple (AAPL) previewed some of its 70 new emojis on Monday. The unveiling marked an early start to Tuesday's World Emoji Day, a ...

PNP: 'Business rival' allegedly behind Mayor Bote's slay
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Police identify a Nueva Ejica-based contractor as the alleged mastermind behind the killing of General Tino Mayor Ferdinand Bote early this month. They say the contractor is a supposed business rival of the mayor.

Trader kidnapped in Zamboanga Sibugay
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
Alejandro Bation, 58, who manages an aqua-marine business and owns vast tracts of fish ponds, was taken by unidentified gunmen from his house in Purok 3, Barangay Nazareth at around 8:35 p.m., according to a report received by Chief Superintendent Billy ...

Wife of new Maute terror cell leader nabbed in GenSan
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines -- The police arrested here on Monday morning the wife of the new leader of the Maute terror group in a series of operations that left a wanted bomb-maker dead. Senior Superintendent Raul Supiter of the city police office ...

LIST: Domestic flights canceled on July 17
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Tuesday announced that some domestic flights have been canceled due to bad weather. State weather bureau PAGASA is monitoring tropical depression "Henry" which has slightly ...

Monsoon rains expected over Metro Manila, 13 provinces
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
According to the PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin issued early Tuesday morning, "Henry" was 95 km west of Calayan, Cagayan and moving west northwest at 20 kph. The tropical depression has maximum sustained winds of 60 kph near the center and gustiness of up ...

LIVE List: Flooded areas on July 17
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
"Henry" was last seen 230 km west of Calayan, Cagayan. July 17, 2018 - 9:53am Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, acting chief justice, has suspended work for Supreme Court personnel from noon on Tuesday. Presiding justices and executive judges of ...

SC reprimands same-sex marriage petitioner over improper attire
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has admonished the lawyer who filed a petition seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country for wearing improper attire in court. In a five-page resolution promulgated on July 3, the high court ...

Happy Prime Day! Bezos worth $150 billion as Amazon hits all-time high
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
(CNN) -- Shoppers weren't the only ones celebrating Amazon's Prime Day Monday. Amazon investors, including CEO Jeff Bezos, should be in a festive mood, too. (Although there were some tech glitches.) Amazon's (AMZN) stock hit a new all-time high Monday ...

Palace: Duterte to boost defense, security cooperation with Malaysian PM Mahathir
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) -- President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to bolster the country's defense and security after meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday, the Malacañang said. In a statement, the Palace said Duterte ...

AFP: Local peace talks will render NDFP leadership irrelevant
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) -- There's no need for leaders of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to join localized peace talks, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Monday. At least, that's what AFP ...

Tropical Depression Henry brings rains, winds over Luzon
philstar.com - 2018-07-16
Meanwhile, PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the southwest monsoon, which was enhanced by Henry, will continue to bring rains over Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro provinces, Palawan and Western Visayas in the coming days.

Duterte needs Trump to counter Chinese naval threat
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-07-16
President Donald Trump may have alienated allies across Asia but he has, at least, arrested a downward spiral in bilateral relations between the U.S. and the Philippines. By openly embracing strongmen like Rodrigo Duterte, he has given the Philippines ...

DFA takes passport on wheels to hospitals, schools
philstar.com - 2018-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has intensified its efforts to meet the consular needs of the public by taking the passport on wheels program to hospitals, schools ... ng Pilipinas and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in recent history with a net worth of $150 billion, beating Bill Gates' record
Business Insider - 2018-07-16
Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in modern history, reports Bloomberg. With a net worth of $150 billion, Bezos is worth more than Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates ever was, even during the height of the dot-com boom of the 90s. It's worth noting that Gates ...

Are Color Contact Lenses Actually Safe to Wear? Here's What You Need to Know
YAHOO! - 2018-07-16
Despite the recent resurgence of color contact lenses, the shaded eye accessories aren't exactly new. (Back in the early '00s, I practically begged my parents to let me wear them to high school dances.) Kim Kardashian West, Selena Gomez, and Paris Jackson ...

500 Startups Does Its Own Mary Meeker-Like Internet Report, Just For China
Forbes - 2018-07-16
Venture capitalist Edith Yeung is fashioning herself as a Mary Meeker documentor of tech trends, expect just focused on China. Her massive new China Internet Report is filled with statistics on China's Internet landscape: lists of top Chinese unicorns ...

Trader hurt in Tondo ambush
philstar.com - 2018-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A businessman was seriously wounded in an ambush in Tondo, Manila yesterday morning. Juan Miguel Tan, 46, of Malabon City, had just emerged from a bank and was on his way to Manila in a beige Toyota Avanza (A4-X299) when two men on ...

Hanging On To Your Integrity In Silicon Valley--Jumping In Over Your Head, Part 2
Forbes - 2018-07-16
As I was approaching my 30th birthday, I reached one of those career crossroads that would change everything for me. I had to choose between "safe and successful" or a major leap into the unknown. Ten years earlier, my experience with a challenging ...

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