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Couple found dead in Surigao Sur
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
BUTUAN, Philippines -- A couple was was found dead at their home in Barangay Pamanlinan, Bislig, Surigao del Sur yesterday. Senior Police Officer 3 Ruel Longgaquit identified the victims as Crispin Escol, 49, and Evangeline Calderon, 40. Calderon was ...

Weaker peso to spur tourist spending
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- A weaker peso is seen boosting tourism receipts as foreign tourists spend more as they get more value for they money, an official of the Department of Tourism(DOT) said. "A stronger US dollar against the Philippine peso will mean ...

We're doing a really bad job of washing our hands, say government scientists
Mashable - 2018-07-01
After watching people prepare turkey burgers and salads in a variety of different kitchens, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers concluded that hand cleansing etiquette in America is pathetic. A government report released on June 28 found ...

YouTube apologizes to LGBTQ creators over issues with its ad and monetization policies
The Verge - 2018-07-01
Following complaints from users, YouTube has apologized for some of the problems that its LGBTQ creators have faced regarding its monetization and ad policies in recent months. The apology comes at the end of Pride month, and the video platform says that ...

Serena slams 'shocking' treatment over doping tests
YAHOO! - 2018-07-01
London (AFP) - Serena Williams demanded fair treatment from US doping chiefs after the former Wimbledon champion was shocked to be subjected to a series of tests in June. Williams arrived at Wimbledon this week on the heels of a report that she was unhappy ...

Pryce Corp allots P2 B for capex
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed Pryce Corp. has set a P2-billion expansion program to expand the capacity of its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminals and refilling plants to improve supply, boost efficiency and bring down costs, its top official said.

Florita now a severe tropical storm
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
"Residents in these areas, especially those living in low-lying and mountainous areas, are alerted against possible flooding and landslides resulting from heavy rains," the state weather bureau said. As of 10 a.m. yesterday, the center of the storm was ...

Food, oil to stoke June inflation
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
Neri, Jr., lead economist at the Bank of the Philippine Islands. Rising inflation expectations could also prompt the BSP to raise benchmark rates anew, according to Security Bank Corp. economist Angelo B. Taningco. Others, however, said the central bank ...

New breed of Fil-Chinese businessmen sail out of the capital
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
but many do have roots in the different provinces where their Chinese ancestors landed as early as pre-colonial Philippines and started from scratch. Mr. Cua himself was born and raised in Davao City before moving out for university and eventually a career ...

Residents of This Red State Just Voted to Legalize Medical Marijuana
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-01
It's truly amazing what a difference 23 years can make. Back in 1995, not a single state in the U.S. nor either of its neighbors, Canada or Mexico, had legalized marijuana in any capacity. Within the U.S., the war on drugs was still in full swing, with a ...

Anchor Land seeks to boost recurring revenues
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
The company is also constructing the two-tower Anchor Land Corporate Center at the Bay City. The LEED-certified building is set to cater to the growing number of business process outsourcing companies in the Bay Area. Anchor Land is likewise joining the ...

Capital raised via stock market hits P150 billion in first half
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
Monzon said in a statement. The funds raised came mainly from stock rights offerings, including P758.3 million from Yuchengco-led PetroEnergy Resources Corp., P20 billion from Robinsons Land Corp., P5 billion from Ayala-led Integrated Micro-electronics ...

Federated regions will each control 60B-65B
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
"If you have revenue sources, you can use [them] not only for social programs and projects but for infrastructure to support your economic programs for certain economic activities that will promote business etc.," he said. "You have to give them that ...

PSE capital raising reaches record-high P150B in H1
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
The capital-raising activities for the period consisted of stock rights offerings by PetroEnergy Resources Corp., Robinsons Land Corp., Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc., the PSE, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. and Bank of the Philippine Islands and the ...

Mental Health Act
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
One in 5 Filipino adults also suffers from a form of mental disorder," and the Philippines "has the highest number of depressed people in Southeast Asia," said Sen. Riza Hontiveros, a mental-health advocate. President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law ...

Taiwanese company files for P6.7-B IPO
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
It has eight R&D centers, 18 factories and five business support technical centers. These are located in Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Just the beginning
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
With the ever-changing business landscape and professional standards, professionals need to continually be upskilled to be able to deliver work necessary for the modern day. The BOA will soon introduce five new topics into the licensure examination ...

PHL seeks to attract more Japan women travelers
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
In Photo: Guests are touched by the hands of Hilot massage therapists at the Philippines Experience Zone during the Philippine Business Mission in Tokyo at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Roppongi. THE Department of Tourism (DOT) is confident of exceeding its ...

Mexico presidential elections center on disgust with corruption, violence
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
MEXICO CITY--Mexicans vote Sunday in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end politics and business as usual in a country weary of spiraling violence, unchecked corruption and scandal-plagued politicians.

LeBron plots move
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
Gilbert has gone above and beyond financial barriers to appease James, but the well could be running dry. WHY: Salary-cap space; business interests; iconic franchise. With some savvy moves, the Lakers are poised to potentially add two superstars--James ...

Accenture bolsters IoT service to entice students to pursue career in IT-BPM
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
TO entice students to build and pursue a career in the information technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) industry, technology outsourcing juggernaut Accenture Philippines on June 14 launched the Intelligent Operations Trailer (IOT ...

NASA is searching for meteorites that splashed down into the Pacific Ocean. Here's why.
Mashable - 2018-07-01
On March 7, 2018, NASA planetary scientist Marc Fries watched on a weather radar as meteorites plunged into the Pacific Ocean. Four months later, on July 2, Fries and a group of marine researchers plan to pull these meteorites -- chunks of primordial ...

Inspire trust, extend trust
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-01
Bong R. Osorio is a communications consultant of ABS-CBN Corp., SkyCable, Dentsu-Aegis Network, government projects among others, after retiring as vice president and head of the Corporate Communications Division of ABS-CBN.

Mental health support groups eyed in villages
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
The group, which is composed of various entities like the Department of Health, the Central Visayas Network of NGOs, the University of San Carlos and the Ramon Aboitiz ... psychology professor at USC, said the school has an eight-month-old program called ...

German student comes up with an amazing 'mobile airbag' for your phone
Mashable - 2018-07-01
We've all been there: A minor fumble, and seconds later your $500 (or more!) smartphone crashes to the floor. A good case and a screen protector might protect you from the worst of the damage, but those things can only do so much. That's where this ...

We visited the Chipotle of the future and saw how tech is crucial to the struggling chain's turnaround
Business Insider - 2018-07-01
Chipotle is turning to technology to grow sales, with mobile ordering, delivery, and even a digital drive-thru test in the works. The tech investments are changing what Chipotle looks like for customers and behind the scenes. We recently visited a location ...

Duterte, Robredo mark second year in office
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
In May this year, Mr. Duterte signed into law the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, which includes anti-red tape provisions and streamlines procedures and shortens processing time for government transactions.

'Florita' maintains strength, speed as it exits PH territory
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) -- Severe tropical storm "Florita" has now left the country, the state weather bureau said Sunday. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the center of ...

Close siblings can ease the pain of family conflict
Upi.com - 2018-07-01
FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 -- Good relationships between siblings can help them cope with conflicts between their parents, a new study finds. The research included 236 families with a mother, father and at least two children who weren't twins. The children were ...

CVS sued over HIV mailing
The Washington Times - 2018-07-01
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A class-action lawsuit has been filed with the Ohio Court of Claims against CVS Caremark and the state Health Department over a mailing that might have publicly disclosed the identity of 6,000 HIV patients. The Columbus Dispatch reports ...

Economy, Business, Consumer Confidence Offset By Tariffs, Fed Tightening
Investing.com - 2018-07-01
Consumer confidence in the economic outlook is strong, and small business sentiment is optimistic ... Starting in Asia, China (down 12-18% depending on the index), the Philippines (-18.1%), Thailand (-7.4%), Indonesia (-8.3%), and Japan (-4.8%) have ...

The Biggest Irony Behind Recreational Marijuana's Legalization in Canada
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-01
In 108 more days, Canada will make history. According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and following the passage of the Cannabis Act (officially Bill C-45) less than two weeks ago, adult-use marijuana will go on sale in approved dispensaries throughout ...

Voter registration resumes Monday
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) -- Filipinos can register as voters from July 2 to September 29, according to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). Applications for registration and other election-related forms should be filed at Offices of the ...

DepEd to discuss with authorities on drug tests for students
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) said it is ready to meet with the law enforcement agencies to discuss concerns about drug testing for students. Speaking to CNN Philippines Sunday, DepEd Secretary Leonor ...

India Beat One Of The World's Deadliest Viruses -- And Made A Music Video About It
NPR - 2018-07-01
The Nipah virus scare that shook India in May had all ingredients of an-edge-of-the-seat medical thriller like Outbreak: A country of 1.3 billion people and an encounter with one of the most lethal pathogens of our times. But in the end the deadly virus ...

Sandiganbayan junks Gigi Reyes' bail plea on PDAF plunder case
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) -- The anti-graft court denied the bail plea of Atty. Jessica Lucila "Gigi" Reyes in relation to her plunder case on the multibillion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. In its decision dated June ...

The $6.3 trillion debt binge: American companies have never owed this much
CNN Money - 2018-07-01
1. Tower of debt: Corporate America is drunk on easy money. US companies, encouraged by a decade of unbelievably low borrowing costs, are sitting on $6.3 trillion of debt, according to S&P Global Ratings. That sum, which excludes banks, is more than before ...

Panglao airport to serve public next month
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
Among the reasons that caused the delay were the inclement weather conditions, delayed importation of materials and equipment, site acquisition and preparatory activities for future additional works. The opening of the new airport, which is about 223 ...

55 Baguio officials fail to submit campaign finance statements
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- At least 55 local officials, including a barangay chairman, 11 barangay kagawads (councilors), three Sangguinang Kabataan chairpersons and 40 SK councilors face disqualification after failing to file their campaign finance ...

COA: ?1.3-B in combat items still undelivered to PNP
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) -- The Commission on Audit (COA) flagged ?1.347 billion in mobility and combat items purchased by the previous administration have not yet been delivered to the Philippine National Police (PNP). In its annual ...

Taiwan decides to extend visa-free privileges by a year
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-01
With theme "High Five Taiwan", the event expands its reach to more industries and businesses to bolster its prospect as the destination-of-choice for incentive travel and business meeting. "High Five Taiwan! means that we sincerely welcome the ...

Duterte Year 2: TRAIN threatens poor, president's popularity
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
At a Senate hearing last February, Claire Dennis Mapa--dean of the University of the Philippines School of Statistics--pointed ... which was one of the drivers of inflation. Meanwhile, the central bank has admitted it might miss its target as inflation ...

Trump asks Saudi Arabia to increase oil production
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-01
(CNN Money) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Saudi Arabia's king to increase oil production to make up for a shortfall from Iran and Venezuela. In a tweet on Saturday, Trump said King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had agreed to his request to boost ...

Does the 'FIT-All' fit at all in your electric bill?
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- The Philippines is not tapering its electricity use. Data from the Department of Energy (DOE) shows the country consumed over 94,370,341 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in 2017, the highest in a steady ...

Duterte on 'Yolanda': I was bleeding inside my heart
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte, in a speech in Tacloban City Friday night, recalled how he felt about super typhoon "Yolanda". Typhoon Yolanda devastated the country in 2013 with Tacloban being the hardest-hit city ...

3 drug suspects slain in shootouts
philstar.com - 2018-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Three suspected drug dealers were killed in alleged shootouts with police officers in Cavite and Rizal in the past two days. Alex Toquero pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and shot a police officer who posed as a buyer in Barangay ...

Caloocan barangay exec, 3 others held for drugs
philstar.com - 2018-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A barangay official and three others were arrested in a sting in North Caloocan Friday. Abdul Asis Mamorenta, deputy task force head of Barangay 188, was arrested with Genelyn Marino, Saiben Acmad and his wife Salimah Acmad at ...

DICT sets minimum bid for 3rd telco at P36.58 B
philstar.com - 2018-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has released draft rules using auction as the mode for selection of the third telco player with the minimum bid price set at P36.58 billion. Under the draft rules ...

There Is No Such Thing As A Gun, And 8 Other Lessons From The Gun Business Beat
Forbes - 2018-06-30
Last weekend, I went to an event sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation in the muggy summer heat of western Virginia. There, I shot an AR-15. I learned something about myself in those moments when I was standing on the firing end of an ...

Woman dies after jumping off bridge
philstar.com - 2018-06-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman died after jumping off the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu yesterday. Dailyn Ibao, 19, who works at a karaoke bar in Barangay Pajo, was seen alighting from a taxi before she jumped. Tax driver Joel Quibolana told ...

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