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Davao brings home 3 golds from int'l choral fest
Sun Star - 2018-07-08
The Voices of the South Children's Choir, on the other hand, is a community ... social awareness, developing character and civic mindedness in the youth participants. These programs include educational workshops that inculcate empathy, team work ...

Gunmen kill Lanao del Sur town councilor, leave 4 wounded
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- A municipal councilor was killed while four others were wounded when gunmen attacked on Saturday a residential compound owned by a former mayor in Balabagan town. Chief Superintendent Graciano Mijares, director of the Police ...

Class suspensions for Monday, July 9
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 8) -- Due to inclement weather brought by the incoming Typhoon "Maria" and the strengthened southwest monsoon (Habagat), classes have been suspended in some of the affected areas.

Trump administration deals another potential blow to Obamacare by freezing risk adjustment payments
YAHOO! - 2018-07-08
Trump administration deals another potential blow to Obamacare by freezing risk adjustment payments originally appeared on abcnews.go.com The Trump administration announced on Saturday another potential blow to the Affordable Care Act -- the freezing of ...

Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
But the governor supervising the mission said earlier that mild weather and falling water levels over the last few days had created optimal conditions for an underwater evacuation that won't last if it rains again. Before announcing that the rescue was ...

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare
Reuters - 2018-07-08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed. The Centers for ...

Talk on federalism? Focus on rising prices, killings instead -- Robredo
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
A Social Weather Stations survey released late June showed that only 37 percent favored the shift to a federal system of government, while 29 percent expressed opposition to it. Another 34 percent were undecided about the matter. A separate Pulse Asia ...

'Maria' maintains strength as it heads closer to Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The typhoon ... Monsoon rains will prevail over MIMAROPA and Panay Island until Tuesday. Residents of Metro Manila, the rest of western Visayas and western sections of CALABARZON and Central Luzon will also experience occasional ...

Group asks COA to look into Public Works projects in Cordillera
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
BAGUIO CITY , Philippines -- A citizens' group is seeking a thorough probe into at least 10 multimillion-peso Public Works projects in the Cordillera that have been awarded to a single contractor. Anti-corruption watchdog Citizens Crime Watch said its ...

DFA working with Libya, Iraq authorities to free abducted Filipinos
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July8) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is seeking help from authorities to secure the release of five Filipinos who were abducted in Libya and Iraq in two separate events on Friday. "The Department, through our ...

Mark Zuckerberg is now the third-richest person alive
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-08
(CNN Money) -- Move over, Warren Buffett: Mark Zuckerberg is now the third-richest person in the world. The Facebook CEO jumped ahead on Friday with a net worth of $81.6 billion, according to calculations by Bloomberg. That put him about $373 million in ...

Adidas' vision for the future: Personalization, fast
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-08
(CNN Money) -- For all but the most elite athletes, buying athletic shoes can be hit or miss: Go to the store, find something you like, and try it on. If it doesn't feel quite right, too bad. Try another shoe. Adidas sees a future where motion capture ...

What's Pulling TripAdvisor Stock Out of Its Multi-Year Slump?
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-07
After at least five years of middling stock performance, TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) shares have soared year to date. In this Industry Focus video devoted to online travel agencies, we discuss TripAdvisor's marketing spend and its non-hotel revenue -- two ...

Del Monte Vegetables Linked to Outbreak That Has Sickened More Than 200, Officials Say
The New York Times - 2018-07-07
More than 200 people have been infected by an intestinal parasite after reportedly eating vegetables from Fresh Del Monte Produce vegetable trays, federal authorities said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported there were 212 cases of the ...

AMA: Wire grill brushes can be risky to your health
Upi.com - 2018-07-07
SATURDAY, July 7, 2018 -- If you use a wire-bristle grill brush to clean your grill, beware. Bristles can break off and stick to the grill and cooked food, posing a serious health risk, according to the American Medical Association, commonly known as the AMA.

Lessons from the ouster of the Chief Justice
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
Is it weariness from politics or the lack of a cause worth fighting for, that there does not seem to be enough outrage from the ouster of our Chief Justice? It was a disqualification case filed by a supposedly co-equal branch of government that succeeded ...

Golden Rice moves forward
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The controversial Golden Rice, which is still being pushed in the Philippines, is slowly progressing after the government gave the green light for the conduct of public consultations on the proposed field trials. The Department of ...

Do Poor People Have a Right to Health Care?
The New York Times - 2018-07-07
The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. The 16 Kentuckians who recently won a lawsuit challenging the legality of Medicaid work requirements include a ...

Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate: report
YAHOO! - 2018-07-07
San Francisco (AFP) - Twitter has been suspending more than one million fake and dubious accounts per day, according to The Washington Post, in an aggressive bid to stem the flow of false information. The social media platform has more than doubled its ...

Our future
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
The 22-member Consultative Committee tasked to review the 1987 Constitution has finally approved the draft of the proposed charter that, among others, will bring about a shift from the current unitary to a federal form of government. The proposed ...

Dengue patients airlifted from Batanes island
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The military and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have deployed its planes to transport dengue patients from the island town of Itbayat to Basco in Batanes. The Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) sent a C295 while the PCG deployed one ...

New consumer price index to possibly exclude tobacco
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said it is eyeing the removal of tobacco products from the consumer basket to measure the consumer price index (CPI). The proposal came amid rising inflation in the country, which rose to a new five ...

Motivation vs. Inspiration
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
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Barangay execs, drug suspects slain in shootings
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Two barangay officials were killed by unidentified assailants in Samar and Zamboanga City in the past two days. Mark Anthony Giray, chairman of Barangay Cagmanipi in Calbayog, was driving his motorcycle with Boyet Dura on their way ...

Forex dealer: No cases with BSP
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Key West Trading has no pending case before the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and remains licensed as a foreign exchange dealer, remittance agent and money changer. The Binondo-based company said recently it is not connected ...

38 women rescued from illegal recruiters
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Thirty-eight women were rescued in Paco, Manila on Friday from a house where they were allegedly locked up by their recruiters, who promised them jobs in the Middle East. Four of those rescued were able to escape from a house in ...

Only 34% of DPWH 2017 budget utilized
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
monitoring and supervision of the implementation of the projects and bad weather. The COA said most of the standing blocks such as the issues on the road right of way and the site of the projects should have been considered by the DPWH during the conduct ...

Zuckerberg tops Buffett on Bloomberg world's richest list
Upi.com - 2018-07-07
July 7 (UPI) --Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg topped Warren Buffett on Bloomberg's list of the world's richest people. Zuckerberg passed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares rose 2.4 percent, Bloomberg reported. Above Zuckerberg were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in ...

BSP to keep rates steady, says HSBC
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) could hold interest rates steady for the rest of the year after delivering back-to-back rate hikes in May and June to curb rising inflationary pressures, British banking giant HSBC said.

JAZA cites work alignment with SDGs
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala Corp. chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala recently put the spotlight on companies that are stepping up efforts to align their work with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Zobel said while most ...

SEC OKs San Miguel Food capital hike, share transfer
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the increase in capital stock and amendments to the articles of incorporation of San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), SMC ...

ADB raises 600 million euros for climate projects
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised EUR600 million (around P37.6 billion) for climate financing through the issuance of a seven-year green bond. The funds raised from the offering would be used to support low-carbon and ...

Are These Ocular Symptoms Common or Concerning?
Medscape - 2018-07-07
"I see floaters and/or flashes." "My vision is blurry." "I see double." "My eye hurts." "My eyes are watering." Ocular symptoms can be difficult to evaluate without specialized equipment, but a working knowledge of both the most common and the most ...

Changes in OR Attire Policies: Any Decrease in SSIs?
Medscape - 2018-07-07
The authors studied infection rates and other outcome measures, such as complication rate, 30-day mortality, and unplanned return to the operating room, in 6517 patients. Implementation of the new stricter dress code was not associated with a reduction of ...

Leptospirosis outbreaks declared in 10 more barangays
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday declared an outbreak of leptosprosis cases in 10 more barangays in Metro Manila, bringing to 28 the total number of affected villages to 28. But despite this, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque ...

Best Buy Winding Down CD Sales Pounds Another Nail Into The Format's Coffin
Forbes - 2018-07-07
Bobby Owsinski, Contributor I write about the new business of Music 3.0. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. On July 1st, Best Buy was supposed to end its long history with the Compact Disc (better known as the CD). The company had ...

Two-tier rates for delinquent taxpayers eyed
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said it is eyeing a two-tier tax rate for delinquent taxpayers under the proposed tax amnesty program. In a speech before the Rotary Club of Manila, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the ...

Resource mobilization, management for colleges and universities
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- World-class schools put great emphasis and efforts into their resource mobilization and management as part of their competitive advantage. With the advocacy of bringing world-class education and training for management committees ...

Intellectual property applications rise 14% in first quarter
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Intellectual property applications in the Philippines rose 14 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, reflecting greater awareness to protect new technology and inventions, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines ...

Sandigan affirms plunder case vs Sombero
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sixth Division of the Sandiganbayan has affirmed the validity of the plunder case against retired police officer Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero Jr. in connection with the alleged extortion of P50 million from Macau-based gambling ...

Boracay may open earlier if business groups cooperate
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Boracay could reopen earlier than October if businesses will fully cooperate with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the rehabilitation of the island. In a meeting with stakeholders over the weekend ...

BPI adds 46 branches to nationwide footprint
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) continued to expand its footprint, opening 46 new branches in the first half as it pursues its goal of financial inclusion and increased access to financial services nationwide.

Maria sustains strength -- PAGASA
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
"Typhoon Maria may enter the Philippine area of responsibility on (Monday) morning. Landfall in any part of the country remains less likely," the weather bureau said. The typhoon may enhance the southwest monsoon and bring occasional rains over Metro ...

The quirkiness of legislating: Some bills range from amusing to just bizarre
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-07
THE conventional wisdom is that, unlike a school or a real day-care center, the workplace is no environment for ... provides an avenue for dog owners to provide aid in a very unique way. This bill sets up a Canine Volunteer Program encouraging owners ...

Why we should know what happened to friar lands in Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
The best ecclesiastical authority of the Philippines, always the champion of the church ... the corrupt practices of those in power (in government, military and business), top to petty bottom; foreign, then native. As may be said: "the values of those ...

This Country's Chief Medical Advisor Just Recommended Rescheduling Marijuana
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-07
This has truly been a year of marijuana firsts. A growing number of marijuana stocks previously traded over the counter made the move to reputable exchanges, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its first-ever cannabis-derived drug from ...

US industries: Worst is yet to come from Trump tariffs
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-07
"Tariffs are always a tough thing to look at because unfortunately the consumer does get hurt, business like mine get hurt unintentionally in the process," Cohen said by phone. Daniel Rogge, the chief executive officer of a closely held metal-machining ...

Scandal-ized: J-rock quartet meets fans in 1st Manila concert
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-07
A FAN of Scandal for 10 years, Justine Mendoza lived for the day she will get to see the all-girl, J-rock band perform live on stage the songs she knew very well. She got her wish, and so did a thousand more fans on June 24 who, just like her, trooped to ...

Apple's Rumored Multi-Colored iPhones Have A Naughty Surprise
Forbes - 2018-07-07
Curtis Silver, Contributor Writing on Consumer Tech & Social Media with a satirical, cynical edge Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Apple rumors are flying, since we're getting on in the year, and Apple iPhone fans are drooling at ...

Ad agency banks on millennials as future agri-business leaders
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-07
MCCANN WORLDGROUP (MWG) Philippines Inc. has lent its expertise to build future ... enterprise management, communications, business math and agriculture, according to Santos. The graduates become partners or apprentices of existing social enterprises ...

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