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Commodity prices breach five-year high in June
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- Prices of goods and services reached a fresh five-year high in June, triggered by higher cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). In a report ...

DTI hopes to slap energy drinks with its new health-risk warning labels
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
The government will establish a warning label scheme for "high sugar" drinks in a bid to reduce consumption of these products. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has identified energy drinks as part of the "High in Sugar" category in its ...

Mental health also important in DRRM, psychiatrist says
Rappler - 2018-07-05
MANILA, Philippines - The discussion on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) often focuses on supplying relief goods to the affected in the shortest possible time, or ways to mitigate the impact of disasters. Psychiatrist Dr June Caridad ...

PNP Chief: Cops in woman's strip search video ordered relieved, probed
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- Four police officers who violated human rights by asking a female drug suspect to strip and bend over have been relieved from post pending an investigation, Philippine National Police Chief Director General Oscar ...

Pre-need firm Paz Life suspended for failing to comply with capital requirements
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
"The result of the examination made into the affairs, financial condition and methods of doing business of Paz Life Plan as of year-end 2016 disclosed that the company failed to comply with the minimum P50 million paid-up capital requirement ...

Army officer, BIFF commander killed in continuing Maguindanao skirmishes
philstar.com - 2018-07-05
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- An Army lieutenant and a senior commander of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters perished in clashes on Wednesday in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. 2Lt. Junibert Zunio of the 40th Infantry Battalion, died from gunshot wounds he ...

Joyce Bernal to direct Duterte's 3rd SONA
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- Joyce Bernal will direct President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (SONA), according to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. Andanar confirmed to reporters Thursday that Bernal will take ...

Government opening doors for nondiploma jobs
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-05
Here, a student has the following options: prepare for college education, look for work, or start a business after graduation. K-12, which took effect in 2016, has four tracks: academic, technical-vocational-livelihood (TVL), arts and design and sports.

Health workers trained on psychosocial interventions deployed
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-05
THE Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) on Monday started deploying health workers trained on psychosocial interventions to provide direct interventions for Dengvaxia vaccinees and their families. "We need ...

Southeast Asia diverges on rate policy as currency rout deepens
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
Economists at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. see a 25 basis-point rate hike as early as November. Inflation has been less of a focus in Malaysia, where a political transition is fueling policy uncertainty, including at the central bank ...

Woman caught with 416 bullet shells at NAIA
philstar.com - 2018-07-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman who arrived from Hawaii was found to be carrying a box of bullet shells in her luggage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 recently, officials said yesterday. Security screener Dominic Charize Almazan ...

Comelec to seniors, PWDs: Declare yourselves
philstar.com - 2018-07-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday encouraged senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) to declare themselves as such when they register as voters for the 2019 polls. One of the issues encountered at the ...

Asian dollar bond buyers brace for grim year as losses mount
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
Investors in Asian dollar bonds, who just suffered the biggest first-half loss in five years, see little chance of a recovery any time soon. Cash-starved Chinese issuers are flooding the market with supply and default risks are rising, just as the Federal ...

DOH declares leptospirosis outbreak in parts of Metro Manila
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- A leptospirosis outbreak has hit parts of Metro Manila, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said on CNN Philippines' The Source on Thursday. There have been a total of 368 cases and 52 deaths in Metro Manila from ...

Philippines tourism: Siargao booms as Cebu Pacific and PAL expand
Centreforaviation.com - 2018-07-05
Siargao has emerged as a popular alternative holiday destination in the Philippines, boosting traffic at the island ... with customisable alerts to help you stay informed and identify new business opportunities. CAPA Membership also provides access ...

Duterte on quo waranto case vs. him: I would be happy to step down
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is unfazed by the quo warranto petition filed before the Supreme Court (SC) to remove him from office. [Translation: I have a problem because I heard the SC is ready with its decision on ...

DOH: 139 HIV-related deaths in Q1 of 2018, 66 in April alone
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 3) - The health department reported 139 cases of deaths linked to a virus commonly transmitted through sexual contact for the first quarter of 2018, with 66 reported in April alone. All of the 66 were male. The ...

Ex-Health chief Garin slammed for poor planning in BHS project
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- Former Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette Garin stressed that there were no irregularities in the implementation of the Barangay Health Stations (BHS) project, which cost ?8.1 billion. In a Senate ...

BSP: Commemorative coins are legal tender
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reminds the public that commemorative coins can be used in daily transactions. Commemorative coins, which are produced in limited quantities to showcase special events ...

The ERM Agenda: 2018 and beyond
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
The release of the updated Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in 2017 formally heralded the evolution of the traditional risk management mindset, wherein risks are ...

Scientists create embryos, hope to save near-extinct rhino
YAHOO! - 2018-07-04
Paris (AFP) - Months after the death of Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, scientists said Wednesday they have grown embryos containing DNA of his kind, hoping to save the subspecies from extinction. With only two northern white rhino (NWR ...

MAPPED: The best funded startup in each state
Business Insider - 2018-07-04
California, New York, and Florida have the best funded start-ups in the country. Uber has more than $15 billion in equity funding, more than all the other best-funded start ups combined. Draft Kings and Vox are both near the top of the list. Over the last ...

Experts Revisit Mandatory Age-Based Cognitive Testing for Physicians
Medscape - 2018-07-04
Experts are revisiting the controversial issue of mandatory, age-based cognitive testing to assess physician competence. In a new review, they discuss scientific evidence of age-associated cognitive impairment, list resources for assessments and possible ...

More than 1 in 10 consumers want voice commands for their toilet
ZDNet - 2018-07-04
Amazon's recent launch of Echo Show and Fire TV Cube, is in clear response to our demand for voice enabled devices. The voice revolution currently shows no signs of slowing down. Special report: The future of Everything as a Service (free PDF) SaaS had a ...

Duterte: Difficult to determine fault, blame in Samar misencounter
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-04
Metro Manila, (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said it is difficult to put blame on anyone over the Samar misecounter where six policemen died. In a tweet, Presidential Spokesperon Harry Roque quoted the President saying it was ...

Malampaya banked gas gets 2 bids
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
Originally, it was designated for the future requirements of the 1,200-megawatt (MW) Ilijan power plant and the five First Gen power plants with existing gas sales and purchase agreements (GSPAs), when the Malampaya service contract ends in 2024.

Armed men rob Parañaque café of P.1 million
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The customers of a coffee shop in Parañaque City lost more than P140,000 in cash, gadgets and other valuables to three robbers on Tuesday night. Around 15 diners were in the Hugot Café along Quirino Avenue when the robbers, all ...

ADB offers new financing products
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) board has approved a set of new products and modalities to support the changing financing needs of its developing member countries. These include quick release project readiness financing, policy ...

ADB to extend $7.1-B loan to Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
covering an indicative $7.1 billion sovereign lending program to the Philippines from 2019 to 2021. The government was represented by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Department of Finance (DOF). At the signing ceremony ...

Cyclist sideswiped, dragged by truck
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A cyclist died after being sideswiped and dragged by a trailer truck along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City on Tuesday night. The still unidentified victim, said to be between 60 and 65 years old and clad in a white T-shirt and denim ...

Subic airport adds to infrastructure push
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-04
THE GOVERNMENT is pursuing plans to revive the Subic Bay International Airport before the second quarter of next year, the state Transport chief said in a press briefing on Wednesday where other economic managers reiterated the commitment to push major ...

Inquirer.net stories on Pepsi Paloma down, 'pending review' after Sotto request
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- Online news site Inquirer.net has taken down stories on the controversial rape case of 80's star Pepsi Paloma, following the request of Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III.. "The articles on the Pepsi Paloma ...

Nueva Ecija gov't offers P1-M reward for intel on mayor's killing
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-04
Cabanatuan City (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The Provincial Government of Nueva Ecija on Wednesday offered a P1-million reward to whoever can provide information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects in the killing of Mayor Ferdinand Bote.

NLEX to tap bond market in Q4
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-04
TOLL ROAD operator NLEX Corp. looks to brave the bond market anew by the fourth quarter of 2018 to finance the construction of the North Luzon Expressway -- South Luzon Expressway (NLEX-SLEX) Connector Road. "Hopefully by the latter half of this year ...

Automotive display maker JDI bets big on digital dashboards
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-04
FULLY digital screens are replacing speedometers and dials in vehicles, making industry leader Japan Display Inc. (JDI) optimistic about boosting sales to global car makers. While most new models usually have a center information panel for maps ...

Surgeons make the call on gene tests for breast cancer patients
Upi.com - 2018-07-04
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 -- When it comes to genetic testing for breast cancer patients, their surgeons wield great influence on that decision, new research shows. Genetic testing can provide important information that might affect treatment choices for ...

Transport officials approve provisional fare increase for PUJs
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- Transport officials have approved a provisional fare increase for public utility jeepneys (PUJ) plying certain routes. In a message Wednesday, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) member Atty.

DENR to release results of review on Lopez orders soon
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will release the results of its review of the closure and suspension orders issued by former Environment Chief Gina Lopez. Speaking at the agency's 31st ...

When Reporting on Mail-In Genetic Testing Comes Home
The New York Times - 2018-07-04
Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. On the morning of April 7, I was in Dallas giving a talk about health advice -- mostly telling the group that people already know ...

FDA-Mandated Trials: No Excess Risk With LABA Combo in Asthma
Medscape - 2018-07-04
Adding long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids does not increase the risk of serious asthma-related events, a combined analysis of trials mandated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows. The boxed warning was ...

This password-stealing malware just added a new way to infect your PC
ZDNet - 2018-07-04
A powerful form of malware which can be used to distribute threats including Trojans, ransomware and malicious cryptocurrency mining software has been updated with a new technique which has rarely been seen in the wild. Distributed in spam email phishing ...

Paints, solvents tied to big rise in MS risk for some smokers
Upi.com - 2018-07-04
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A triple whammy of genetics, smoking, and exposure to paints and solvents at work puts a person at extremely high risk of developing multiple sclerosis, Swedish researchers report. On its own, any one factor ...

BPI postpones implementation of additional bank fees
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-04
CNN Philippines (Metro Manila, July 4) -- The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has postponed the implementation of additional bank fees on over-the-counter transactions. In a statement issued Wednesday, the bank said that it will push the ...

Shopping is more fun in the PHL, say tourists
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-04
This was followed by 21 percent of respondents who said they were visiting the country for business/professional work; some 21 percent were also here to visit friends and relatives, while 2.6 percent were in the country for studies. Only 0.6 percent of the ...

7% growth seen with robust infrastructure spending
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-04
He said that combined with other reforms, such as the modernization of the tax system and improvements in the ease of doing business, the Duterte administration envisions the infrastructure program to reduce poverty incidence by a third of the 2015 level ...

Franchising to grow to $24 billion by 2020, bucking slump in other sectors
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-04
"It is really different from the other sectors, mainly because what we are offering is not just a product, but a business, a livelihood. Given the success rate, people want to put their money in hard times into something that is safe. When you look at ...

DENR office in Bataan sets health, wellness program for workers
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-04
Balang City, Bataan--The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bataan office is promoting the wellness and fitness of its employees. "We need healthy and fit employees to be able to efficiently serve the public," pointed out Provincial ...

Architectural shoe brand to open first Philippines store
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-04
Because of this, he has successfully elevated the art and business of shoemaking by making the shoe as the centerpiece r ather than just being a supporting accessory in an outfit. The brand incorporates architectural design techniques in creating each shoe.

The geek-turned-millionaire: How Carousell exec began his ride
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-04
The app also allowed payment and shipping services, making it more convenient for users. 3. Start small. Every business has to start somewhere. According to Tan, starting small and humbly is part of the process. This is also necessary to test the ...

Property developer D.M. Wenceslao's IPO braves uncertain market
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-04
Its projects also include the Zamboanga Port, the Lucena Multi-purpose Pier, the Alabang-Zapote Flyover, the Philippine National Bank building along Roxas Boulevard, Manila, and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Toll Expressway (TPLEX). "Despite a volatile ...

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