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Duterte seeks term end before shift to federal government
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte wants the proposed federal constitution to end his term by 2019 - or three years short of his six-year term. In a speech delivered Friday night in Davao City, Duterte said that he does ...

Trade war threat gets real as Trump slaps tariffs on $34-billion Chinese imports
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-06
JPMorgan Chase & Co. economists warn the biggest risk may come from the indirect impact of tightening credit conditions and business confidence, reducing scope for investment and hiring while undermining financial markets. Vehicles could be the next ...

Fashion, fintech and musicals
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-06
THE month of June has been a very busy one for Globe Telecom with briefings and events happening almost ... A FEW months ago, Globe fintech arm Globe Fintech Innovations Inc., or Mynt, launched an initiative to allow payments on its GCash digital wallet ...

Model Gauges Risk for Pancreatic Cancer at Onset of Diabetes
Medscape - 2018-07-06
A tiny percentage of new-onset diabetes cases are due to pancreatic cancer, but who are these patients? A new model based on three easily accessed patient characteristics provides a way of zooming in on this small group by stratifying the risk for this ...

New wasp species with a massive stinger found in the Amazon
Upi.com - 2018-07-06
July 6 (UPI) --A group of Finnish researchers have discovered several new Amazonian species, including a parasitoid wasp with a massive stinger. The species' stinger is not only long, but also wide. Clistopyga crassicaudata belongs to a genus of wasps that ...

Sounds waves may improve liquid biopsies for cancer
Upi.com - 2018-07-06
July 6 (UPI) --Scientists have developed a method for separating circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, from blood samples quickly, which they say could help speed cancer diagnosis. In a new study, published this week in the journal Small, scientists from Duke ...

Palace orders suspension of 4 ERC commissioners
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 6) -- Malacañang today ordered the suspension of four officials of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for neglect of duty. The order was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea after the Ombudsman found ...

Lazada Philippines names new CEO
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
?MANILA, Philippines -- E-commerce giant Lazada Philippines recently named its first Filipino CEO, Ray Alimurung, who previously served as its chief commercial officer. Lazada credited Alimurung for "driving topline revenue and launching big brand ...

Lawyer disbarred for faking court decision
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has disbarred a private lawyer for faking a court decision on a petition for marriage annulment. In a statement on Friday, the SC Public Information Office said that Dionisio Apoya Jr. has been disbarred for faking ...

Palayan City business hub gets accreditation as IT park
newsbytes.ph - 2018-07-06
MTD Philippines is the local unit of AlloyMTD. Meanwhile ... ReSourcing Global is likewise expanding to 300 seats up to end of the year," said Cuevas. "The Government Center at PCBH is home to the POEA One-Stop-Shop that services our modern heroes ...

Typhoon off Central Luzon to enter PAR by Monday
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The typhoon monitored more than 2,000 kilometers east of Central Luzon is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday. The typhoon, which has international name "Maria ...

10 dead, dozens missing as tourist boat sinks in Thailand
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
Phuket officials had earlier issued a warning of severe weather until Tuesday, including heavy rain and winds. "All agencies are co-operating in their search at this time," Phuket Gov. Norraphat Plodthong said. "We have given warnings ... but the winds are ...

Rescue of Thai soccer team trapped in cave
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
The Thai governor in charge of rescuing 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave says the cooperating weather and falling water levels over the last few days have created conditions for extraction that won't continue if it rains again. Chiang Rai Gov.

Meralco: Expect higher electricity rates for July
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
The Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) announced overall electricity rates will rise by ?0.3136 per kWh on Friday. The adjustment now brings the overall rate to ?10.1925 per kWh, up from ?9.8789 per kWh in June. This comes after a ?0.2823 per kWh ...

PNP ready to face Senate probe on ?1.89-B vehicle purchase
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 6) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is ready to face the Senate probe on the questionable purchase of patrol vehicles worth ?1.893-billion. "We are ready and willing to cooperate in any Senate ...

Jerrold Tarog and Paulo Avelino: Goyo is our 'biggest film to date'
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 6) -- The anticipated historical action biopic "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral" is Director Jerrold Tarog and actor Paulo Avelino's largest project yet. "Well, actually to be honest it's different just for the mere fact that ...

Jeepney fare hike starts today
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 6) -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday signed the order giving the go-signal for jeepney drivers plying certain routes to provisionally increase their fares effective immediately.

US Fed: Trade uncertainty could erode investments, confidence
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-06
US central bankers warned July 5, 2018 the risks and uncertainty created by tariffs and trade policies could undermine strong business confidence and investments, as President Donald Trump is set to fire a decisive shot in a global trade war. The Federal ...

Paolo Duterte lashes out at Sison for 'drug protector' tag
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 6) -- Former Davao City Vice Mayor and presidential son Paolo Duterte did not take the recent comments of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison well. "Joma Sison's accusation that my father ...

Trade Wars: Trump loads decisive volley against China
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-06
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 7, 2017, US President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) walk together at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. Steep US tariffs on Chinese goods worth tens of billions of dollars ...

US stocks gain with tech shares leading
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-06
Schmidt, SVP Worldwide Sales & Field Operations Omid Kordestani, Co-Founder and President of Products Larry Page, NASDAQ President and CEO Robert Greifeld and Google Vice President for Corporate Development David Drummond participate in a ceremony as ...

Senator: Local leaders may resort to private armies amid mayors' killings
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 6) -- A senator warned that should killings of local officials continue, it may push local leaders to build their own private armed groups amid apprehensions towards the Philippine National Police (PNP). "Kung takot ...

The kid who ran away to find his path
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
Upon finishing his studies, now Chef Rolando Laudico or Chef Lau went on to work in the kitchens in France and Australia, until he decided to set a business here at home. Upon returning to the country, Chef Lau set up a catering business that would be the ...

98 SMEs receive no-interest loans from Muntinlupa
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
Putatan last Monday. "The City Government of Muntinlupa vows to support grassroot players through additional capital loan assistance and other capacity building trainings for them to thrive their business in the city," Fresnedi said. The Tulong Negosyo ...

Vizcaya wants capitol to model solid waste management
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
Vendors who will be found violators of the SWMP will be banned from doing business within the capitol, Tanguilig said. "They are free to do their trade within the provincial capitol, so they have also to abide and comply with the waste segregation system ...

Beermen clinch seat in quarterfinals
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
Now having a complete grasp of the chemistry they were looking for, the Beermen banked on a collective team effort in taking care of business. Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter led seven San Miguel Beer chargers in double-figures. Santos had a splendid ...

Entrepreneur rebuilds business from the ashes
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
In 2016, a fire in Benguet made headlines as it destroyed a warehouse--one that was owned by entrepreneur Kenneth So, and one that provided stable jobs for a lot of workers. Kenneth So was able to rebuild his business with the help of his fire insurance ...

AlloyMTD of Malaysia investing P1.5-billion in Palayan IT park
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
The Palayan City Government Center and Central Business Hub is being constructed on a 30,013-square-meter property in Barangay Singalat. AlloyMTD Philippines, the local unit of the Malaysian group, and Palayan City will sign an agreement for the project ...

DOH declares leptospirosis outbreak in 7 cities
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday declared an outbreak of leptospirosis in seven cities in Metro Manila. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said there is an on-going outbreak of leptospirosis in the cities of Quezon, Taguig ...

Singapore says Uber may have to unwind merger with Grab
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
(CNN Money) -- The merger of Uber's operations in Southeast Asia with those of rival Grab may have broken competition law and could be reversed, a Singapore regulator said Thursday. Grab's acquisition of Uber's operations in Singapore in March has "led ...

SMC not acquiring Malaysian state assets
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
(July 5) -- San Miguel Corporation denied that it expressed interest in particularly acquiring state oil and gas assets in Malaysia following reports that the latter is looking to revisit options for privatization to trim down its debts. At the sidelines ...

IC suspends Paz Life Plan operations
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Insurance Commission (IC) has suspended the operations of Paz Life Plan Inc., previously Paz Memorial Services Inc., for failing to comply with the minimum capital requirement for pre-need companies. In an order dated April 3 ...

PAGASA monitoring tropical storm Maria
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
Maria is not expected to make landfall over any part of the country but PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Duran said it may enhance the southwest monsoon, "which may bring scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Western Visayas ...

The U.S.-China trade war is about to get real
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
(CNN Money) -- After months of threats and skirmishes ... director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "The Trump administration also believes that at least starting a trade ...

DOH Secretary: Barangay Health Station funds didn't come from PhilHealth
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- The funding for barangay health stations (BHS) did not come from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) senior citizens' fund, Health Secretary Francisco Duque confirmed on Thursday. Duque told ...

DOTr suspends exec, 2 employees over corruption allegations
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade suspended a department official and two other employees over corruption allegations. Tugade ordered the suspension of Office of Transportation ...

Cebu City Health turns 36, to improve services
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
CEBU, Philippines -- The Cebu City Health Department vows to improve the services to the Cebuanos, as it turned 36 yesterday. The celebration that carries the theme "Moving Forward through Unity and Cooperation" kicked off with a mass presided by Fr.

TUV Rheinland Concludes 1st Radiological Health and Safety Convention
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-06
MAKATI, Philippines, July 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of 198 participants took part in the 1 st Radiological Health and Safety Convention organized by TUV Rheinland Philippines, last June 27-29 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City Philippines ...

Philippine troops retake town after 12-hour standoff with Islamists
Business Insider - 2018-07-06
The clashes followed warnings by President Rodrigo Duterte that remnants of pro-Islamic State militant groups had been recruiting and still planning attacks on several southern cities to set up an independent and separate Islamic state. Troops pursued ...

Sison: Duterte biggest drug protector in PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines is accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of being the biggest protector of the illegal drugs trade in the country. "It turns out his own son is involved in drug ...

Transport chief: MRT may get 12 more trains this year after repairs
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) - Twelve trains from a Chinese company may be operational for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 this year once public safety and security is assured, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said Thursday. He said the ...

2 Popular Twitch Streamers Banned for a Month Over Hate Speech
Fortune - 2018-07-05
Amazon-owned Twitch is cracking down on offensive user conduct, banning two of its biggest names from the live streaming video platform for a month. Full-time streamers Destiny and m0E have been given a 30-day ban from the site for recent homophobic ...

Watch Incredible, First-Ever Footage of a Planet Being Born
Fortune - 2018-07-05
Using and incredibly powerful telescope located in Chile, astronomers have captured the formation of a new planet. Led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, astronomers aimed the SPHERE instrument on the ...

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposure
Reuters - 2018-07-05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, were evacuated on Thursday because people may have been exposed to tuberculosis, a hospital spokeswoman said. A small amount of the tuberculosis bacteria may have ...

Check out this incredible video of the Southern Lights from space
Mashable - 2018-07-05
German astronaut Alexander Gerst captured an amazing timelapse of the Aurora Australis, aka the Southern Lights, glittering from the International Space Station. The video shows 38 seconds of electric green lights dancing energetically to the tune of an ...

Micron says China ban unfair but won't hurt revenue
YAHOO! - 2018-07-05
(Reuters) - Micron Technology Inc on Thursday played down the likely impact on its business of a temporary Chinese ban on some chip sales but said it would appeal a decision that has added to U.S.-China trade tensions. The firm's estimate that the ...

China court bans Micron chip sales in patent case: Taiwan's UMC
YAHOO! - 2018-07-05
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Chinese court has temporarily barred Micron Technology Inc from selling 26 chip products in the mainland in a ruling over a patent infringement case with Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp (UMC), UMC said. The ruling, which hit ...

Facebook has apologized for flagging parts of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech
Business Insider - 2018-07-05
Facebook has apologized for taking down a post containing excerpts of the Declaration of Independence, saying that it was mistakenly flagged as hate speech. In addition to apologizing, Facebook has restored the post. This is just the latest high-profile ...

Factory output growth eases but remains robust in May
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
A PMI reading above 50 suggests improvement in business conditions, while a score below signals deterioration. Average capacity utilization, which is the extent by which industry resources are used in the production of goods, was estimated at 84.2% with 12 ...

3 OTC execs suspended for corruption
philstar.com - 2018-07-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has suspended the chairman of the Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) along with two other officials over corruption allegations. In a suspension order issued on June 29, OTC chairman ...

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