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3 in 5 Filipinos oppose civil union of same-sex couples
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) -- Majority of Filipinos oppose the civil union of same-sex couples, a private pollster said amid efforts to legalize same-sex marriage. According to the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Saturday, three ...

COA questions OVP's delayed liquidation, cash advances
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) -- The Commission on Audit (COA) flagged the Office of the Vice President (OVP) for failing to liquidate the travel expenses made its personnel last year within the prescribed period. The 2017 COA report said OVP ...

Communist group: Duterte ouster 'highly probable'
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will most likely be ousted, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said Saturday, as the President marks his second year in office. "There is high probability that Duterte will not ...

Philippine economy under the spotlight in Duterte's third year
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-06-30
The Philippines is becoming a tough sell." Duterte's first tax reform package took effect in January, reducing income taxes but raising levies on oil and other products. The tax measure, aimed at increasing revenues to finance large-scale infrastructure ...

Duterte takes full responsibility for Samar misencounter
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is taking full responsibility for the misencounter in Samar, which led to the death of six police operatives. "Both the Filipino soldiers and Filipino policemen, I'd like to tell you ...

Joma Sison on cancellation of peace talks: I don't have the final say
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison clarified Friday that he does not have the authority to decide on the termination of peace talks and his earlier statement that rebel forces can no ...

Labor Dep't proposes P200 monthly minimum wage subsidy
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- With the rising prices of basic goods and services, the Labor Department said it is eyeing to give minimum wage earners a subsidy of P200 every month. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said on Friday he will ...

Same sex marriage petitioner challenges Duterte: Tell SolGen to support us
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- The petitioner behind same sex marriage raised a challenge for President Rodrigo Duterte over the government's position in a case pending at the Supreme Court. Atty. Jesus Falcis says if Duterte is a true ally of ...

DENR official to face raps for mishandling Canadian trash
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with graft charges for mishandling the shipment of container vans of a Canada ...

Google stops taking political ads in Maryland because it's not sure that it can comply with a new transparency law
Business Insider - 2018-06-29
Maryland's General Assembly now requires that those buying political advertising identify themselves and how much they spent. Google executives are unsure that they can comply with the law, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. This is just the ...

Apple Maps Is Undergoing a Major Overhaul to Improve Its Accuracy
Fortune - 2018-06-29
After several setbacks, Apple Maps is getting a major overhaul. Apple senior vice president Eddie Cue said in an interview published Friday with tech news outlet TechCrunch that that the company has made "a huge investment of making millions of changes ...

Comcast is down all over the U.S.
Mashable - 2018-06-29
The internet service provider America loves to hate, Comcast, is reportedly experiencing service outages across the U.S. And it's bad. SEE ALSO: Verizon trolls Comcast on Twitter after nationwide Business Voice outage Comcast provided a statement to CNBC ...

Weight loss may reverse course of atrial fibrillation, study says
Upi.com - 2018-06-29
FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 -- Weight loss might help reverse progression of a common heart arrhythmia in obese adults, a new study shows. Researchers found that when obese adults with atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, shed at least 10 percent of their starting ...

Meet the creepy new AI system designed to help astronauts in space
Mashable - 2018-06-29
While many of us were sleeping, SpaceX launched tons of supplies to the International Space Station for NASA. Hitching a ride to the station aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule is the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, or CIMON -- a new artificial ...

'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Takes Down Doctors, Too
Medscape - 2018-06-29
Gary Solomon, MD, was performing a routine facelift in 2012 when his career-ending event occurred. "For about 10-15 seconds, I kind of spaced out and got lost. No one noticed. I came back to normal, finished the surgery, and quit that day. I realized that ...

Apple has been secretly working for 4 years to make Apple Maps something you might actually want to use
Business Insider - 2018-06-29
Apple currently licenses much of the data underpinning the Apple Maps app from companies like TomTom. But soon, Apple's own homegrown database will provide all the information needed for Apple Maps. Apple will start to roll out its new maps to iPhones and ...

Inbred animals struggle to adapt to environmental changes
Upi.com - 2018-06-29
June 29 (UPI) --Inbreeding makes animals more vulnerable to environmental changes, new research shows. When scientists inbred beetles, they found the insects made poorer decisions as environmental factors changed. In the lab, researchers observed the ...

MPD station chief sacked
philstar.com - 2018-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Three rookie policemen were arrested in a sting in one of the rooms of the Manila Police District (MPD) Station 5 after allegedly trying to extort money from a woman they arrested on drug charges shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

Top Silicon Valley investors explain why an electric scooter startup raising $400 million in 4 months is 'genius' and worth every penny
Business Insider - 2018-06-29
Electric scooter-sharing company Bird has raised $400 million in four months to cover the streets and sidewalks of America with scooters. Plenty of people in Silicon Valley have been scratching their heads over the $2 billion valuation that Bird has gained ...

Why We Use Tech Tools: To Coordinate Tasks
Forbes - 2018-06-29
This is an amazingly accelerated time to be alive. During my nearly 50 years on the planet, we have increased by many orders of magnitude the knowledge that we have about our own existence. Research into the ultimate origins and functions of things ...

Here comes the sun
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
Problem: Getting land As more RE providers prefer to venture into solar, the difficulty now lies in land acquisition. Meralco PowerGen Corp. (MGen) President Rogelio Singson said one would need to acquire 200 hectares of land to develop a 100-MW solar ...

Manila aims to bring back old glory
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
In June 2017 Estrada forged a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine Reclamation Authority and real-estate company J-Bros Construction Corp. for the construction of a P100-billion, 419-hectare commercial district in another portion of the bay.

Chinnovations: Vivo and Oppo take a big leap with new flagships
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
Oscar A. Reyes Jr., PLDT and Smart senior vice president and consumer business market development head, said, "WiFi dead spots at home are more common than we think, and mesh networking is a smart and effective fix to these dreaded zones. We are thrilled ...

PTTC: Home of the Asean SME Academy
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
The Academy is a one-stop multiplatform online learning and information resource for Southeast Asian SMEs with support from USAID, Asean Coordinating Committee on MSME and the US-Asean Business Council (US-ABC). Launched at the sixth meeting of the SME ...

Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
The IPO means Xiaomi, a self-described Internet company, is stepping up its game in the international market while trying to invent a new business model that works overseas. Its first challenge would be to reduce its revenue reliance on smartphone sales ...

Subic gets stronger together
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
In Photo: Volunteers troop to the Subic Freeport waterfront to answer the call for. Story and photos by Henry Empeño SUBIC BAY FREEPORT--In this global business outpost, local bayanihan (working together) still gets the job done. Subic Bay Metropolitan ...

Samal: Island Garden City of the South
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
ONCE an obscure island situated less than a kilometer from the city across a narrow channel in the Davao Gulf, Samal has long been regarded as the beach area of Davao City. In its early years, it was settled by indigenous people composed of Mansakas ...

DTI-EMB heightens promotion of digital marketing for SMEs
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
Only 1 percent has a web site. To address this concern, Google offers SMEs to promote themselves using the free "Google my business" page. Through this page and YouTube Philippines, businesses can tell their story to the world. Google will send ...

PHL, Unido to work on innovation, capacity-building programs
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
The Unido Country Program aims to address key issues including challenges in investment and ease in doing business, competitiveness, innovation in the industry sector, skills mismatch (labor force vis-à-vis industry needs), availability of data and ...

Genetic material may help with early Alzheimer's detection
Upi.com - 2018-06-29
June 29 (UPI) --There is currently no treatment to stop or reverse the effects of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS or Huntington's. But new research has found that tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA can help ...

Jahi McMath, Who Doctors Declared Brain Dead 5 Years Ago Sparking Court Battle with Her Mom, Dies
YAHOO! - 2018-06-29
A California teen girl at the center of a medical care debate has died five years after doctors declared her brain dead. Jahi McMath, 17, was removed from life-support machines that helped her breath after she suffered from internal bleeding and kidney ...

Breakingviews TV: Unicorn bank
Reuters - 2018-06-29
June 29 - China Renaissance, advisor to the country's hottest tech startups, may be seeking a valuation of up to $5 bln. Pete Sweeney and Alec Macfarlane wonder whether the time is right. June 29 - China Renaissance, advisor to the country's hottest ...

Jollibee seeks Mexican fast-food chain in global expansion drive
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-06-29
Jollibee, which outsells Western competitors like McDonald's in the Philippines, said earlier it was prepared to buy a $1 billion foreign company to accelerate growth. The Philippine group sees the U.S. and China as pillars of its global expansion.

Duterte skips Pope's Day celebration
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not show up at a Catholic event in Manila Friday amid the backlash caused by his controversial remark calling God "stupid." Duterte was invited by the Papal Nuncio to the celebration ...

Jollibee to acquire Mexican restaurant chain in the US
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-29
The business had shown resilience in the past and we expect it to continue to do so. We expect revenues and profit to continue to at least sustain its historical growth rates in 2018 and in the years ahead," Tanmantiong.

TIME hails women of #BabaeAko movement as one of most influential people online
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- These women have spoken up against the alleged misogyny and sexism of President Rodrigo Duterte, and TIME Magazine has taken notice. The women of social media campaign #BabaeAko Movement was named by TIME as one ...

Basic Energy sets drilling to determine Mabini commercial viability
philstar.com - 2018-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed Basic Energy Corp. (BEC) and its partner Phinma Energy Corp. are drilling a confirmatory well in the Mabini geothermal project in Batangas to determine its commercial viability to produce baseload power. The well will be ...

New building technology shores up Megawide-8990 Holdings housing in Pasig
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-29
Megawide Construction Corp. and mass housing developer 8990 Holdings, Inc., recently broke ground on a new affordable housing project by Urban DECA Homes along Ortigas Extension in Pasig City. Affordable abodes on the way. At the ground-breaking ceremony ...

Sources: Supreme Court asks Duterte to comment on ouster petition
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- The Supreme Court is giving President Rodrigo Duterte 10 days to comment on an ouster petition filed against him, sources told CNN Philippines. The quo warranto petition was filed by suspended lawyer Elly ...

Indie power producer GBP shifts to sustainable energy
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-29
REGIONAL independent power producer Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) is shifting to provide sustainable energy solutions in a move to adapt to the current landscape in the sector. GBP President Jaime T. Azurin said in a statement on Friday that this is ...

BSP projects higher prices in June
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
"Upward price pressures from rice and other agricultural commodities due to weather-related disruptions as well as the increase in LPG prices could be partly tempered by the reduction in fuel prices and electricity rates in Meralco-serviced areas," the BSP ...

Unioil plans more EV charging stations
philstar.com - 2018-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Independent oil firm Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. plans to install electric vehicle (EVs) charging stations in five to 10 gas stations within its network to promote the use of cleaner energy and EVs in the country. Unioil ...

Meralco sales likely lower in 6 months
philstar.com - 2018-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is expected to post lower sales in the first half, pulled down by June figures. In a chance interview with reporters, Meralco president Oscar Reyes said the month of June is trending lower in terms of ...

Abu Sayyaf member wanted for mass abduction nabbed in Zambo
philstar.com - 2018-06-29
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Police and its intelligence unit arrested an Abu Sayyaf member, who went into hiding for his involvement in a mass abduction and siege in Lamitan City, during a law enforcement operation Thursday in a coastal village east of ...

Asian shares higher as trade conflict uncertainty persists
philstar.com - 2018-06-29
TOKYO -- Asian shares were higher but trading in a narrow range Friday as investors weighed how trade tensions between the U.S. and other nations might escalate. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent higher to 22,296.69, while ...

China, ASEAN agree to move forward with negotiations on South China Sea code of conduct
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes the Philippines, struck an agreement with China to move forward with negotiations for a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea.

Honda stops development of Asimo humanoid robot
Rappler - 2018-06-29
MANILA, Philippines - Japanese car maker Honda has retired its famous robot, ASIMO, Nikkei Asian Review reported Thursday, June 28. Asimo, short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was first shown to the public in 2000, around two decades after ...

Court orders release of mistakenly arrested suspect in priest slay
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- A regional trial court has granted the withdrawal of the case against the mistakenly arrested suspect in the killing of Father Richmond Nilo in Nueva Ecija. Presiding judge Angelo Perez of RTC Branch 27 of ...

Duterte to consult justices, lawyers on Chief Justice pick
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Panglao, Bohol (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will seek the input of Supreme Court justices, lawyers, and his former law professor before appointing a new Chief Justice. "It would depend from the recommendation of people.

Duterte: Stopping jueteng may worsen drug trade
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Panglao, Bohol (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he is not keen on stopping jueteng -- an illegal gambling activity -- as it may worsen the illegal drug trade. He said cracking down on jueteng activities may push ...

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