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Duterte says 'radical changes' to happen in coming days
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) -- "Radical changes" are coming in the following days, the President warned early Wednesday morning. "Wina-warning ko lang kayong mga kriminal, lahat na. Nasa gobyerno, nasa labas. I will make radical changes in ...

Duterte hits back at critics: Kissing women is my style
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6 ... The President took the matter lightly, adding he's been kissing women since his days as mayor of Davao City. [Translation: There are people here from Davao. During the campaign of my mayorship days, I kissed ...

Power outage to hit Isabela, Pangasinan
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Parts of Isabela and Pangasinan will experience power interruptions today, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines announced yesterday. NGCP-Northern Luzon spokesperson Lilibeth Gaydowen said a 7 a.m. to 6 ...

Apple just gave owners of older iPhones a great reason not to upgrade
Business Insider - 2018-06-05
iOS 12 will give older iPhones like the iPhone 6 a significant performance boost. That extra speed could give extra life to your older iPhone, giving you less reason to upgrade to a newer model. The performance boost comes from the smarter way that iOS 12 ...

Criminal raps filed vs. former PhilHealth chief, ex-Health secretary
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- Regional officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) filed on Tuesday criminal complaints against its former chief and a former Health Secretary. Three counts of malversation ...

Duterte: PH businesses, S. Korea ink over 20 agreements
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte arrived from his official trip to South Korea Tuesday and said trade agreements have been "reinvigorated." In a speech at Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the ...

Forget the Notes app: 9 places we'd rather celebrities put their apologies
Mashable - 2018-06-05
They've each at some point employed their iPhone Notes apps to pen statements and apologies for all the world to see. Those longwinded chunks of text are an inevitable part of most celebrity scandal life cycles. SEE ALSO: These extreme Post-it notes will ...

Gut Bacteria, Diet Significant in Multiple Sclerosis
Medscape - 2018-06-05
NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) show differences in gut bacteria composition compared with those without the disease, new research shows. In a separate report presented here at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC ...

Scientists measure unique seismic pattern preceding Alaska earthquake
Upi.com - 2018-06-05
June 5 (UPI) --For the first time, scientists have observed the transition from a pattern of low-frequency rumbles into an earthquake -- a phenomenon previously only measured in the lab. "Most earthquakes start abruptly, but not always," Luciana Astiz, an ...

Immigration to deport fake Korean journalist
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A Korean wanted in his country for a string of fraud cases is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration. Immigration commissioner Jaime Morente identified the fugitive as Yun Jong Sik (33), who is subject of four outstanding ...

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Mitigates PTSD Symptoms
Medscape - 2018-06-05
MIAMI -- Adding methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy, to intensive psychotherapy appears to relieve posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), regardless of the cause, pooled data from six phase 2 studies show. The pooled data from the ...

P74.8 million shabu hidden in chairs, grill seized
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 11.5 kilos of shabu, with an estimated street value of P74.8 million hidden in three packages, which arrived at the Clark Freeport Zone on Friday, were seized on Monday. The parcels came from California and were misdeclared ...

Duterte says he vomited on plane from Seoul to Manila
Rappler - 2018-06-05
The 73-year-old President has admitted to having a range of ailments, but has bristled against media queries on the state of his health. - Rappler.com

Job strain could be harming your heart
Medical News Today - 2018-06-05
Individuals with high-strain jobs are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, which is a common heartbeat disorder that can significantly raise the risk of stroke. The researchers define "high-strain jobs" as those that are "psychologically demanding ...

Wet Wednesday in Visayas, North Mindanao due to TD Domeng
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
It is unlikely to make a landfall, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Domeng continues to move north-northwestward over the Philippine Sea and is expected to leave the Philippine Area of ...

Australian nun: I did not violate terms and conditions of missionary visa
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- Australian nun Patricia Fox on Tuesday maintained she did not violate the terms and conditions of her missionary visa. "All I can I say is I'm hopeful that this will be given due consideration in the case," Fox ...

Phoenix inks deal with CNOOC for LNG project
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-05
In April, Phinma Petroleum and Geothermal, Inc. said it was developing an LNG facility with a 120-megawatt (MW) power plant in Argao, Cebu. Company officials expect the project to be completed by 2022 to 2023. Last month, Lopez-led First Gen Corp. said it ...

Weak peso spurs factories to produce more in April
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
The peso has been weakening against the US dollar in the past few months. First Metro Investment Corp.-University of Asia and the Pacific Corporate Market Research expect the trend to continue in June and July to P52.67 and P53.05 to the dollar ...

The 10 most beautiful apps you can download for your iPhone and iPad, according to Apple
Business Insider - 2018-06-05
Apple recognizes the most beautiful apps on iOS every year, in what has quickly become one of the most prestigious awards for app designers. The Apple Design Awards are announced and distributed during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple's ...

Government flags inflation concern
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-05
Michael L. Ricafort, economist at the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), shared this view, saying: "Another [25 basis point] hike in key policy rates remains possible in the third quarter of 2018 when year-on-year inflation is expected to peak in an ...

Q2 GDP growth likely on target -- Budget chief
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-05
ECONOMIC growth likely picked up this quarter to fall within the 7-8% official full-year 2018 target, the Budget chief said on Tuesday, as the Philippine Statistics Authority ... Diokno said in a joint press briefing of state economic managers, referring ...

PAL expects to be more cost efficient on long-haul flights
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-05
SYDNEY -- Philippine Airlines, Inc., which has been reporting losses on its New York route, expects cost efficiency to improve on long-haul flights after it switches to the fuel-efficient Airbus AIR.PA A350-900 in October, its chief executive said.

UPS Philippines may soon allow pick-up option
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-05
and that can either be by looking at the existing technology we have in UPS and bring that to the country or looking at some technology partners that can help us advance our business," Mr. Buono said. UPS currently has 1,217 employees in the country ...

ARBs to attend Farm Business School
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-05
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, June 5 (PIA6) - - About 35 farmer-members of the Dolis Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Calatrava town will attend the Farm Business School of the Department of Agrarian ... will provide technical and marketing support through coaching ...

Duterte to S. Korean businessmen: You'll be safe in PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte allayed fears of South Korean businessmen who want to invest in the Philippines, saying they would be safe in the country. Speaking at an event in Seoul Tuesday, the President ...

Bitter truth about Philippine sugar
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
Also, some farmers who were granted land under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) either sold it to developers who turned it into subdivisions or leased it to small business entrepreneurs. Some decided to leave their land idle because they ...

DAR needs P10B to distribute government-owned lands
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
and a 100-hectare land of the Aurora State College of Technology. Once signed by the President, officials of the DAR can now place the said lands, including all other government lands that qualify as agricultural land, under CARP. "Based on Secretary ...

PHL gets 21 investment pledges worth $4.86B from SoKor firms
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
Philippine trade officials, along with a business delegation, netted $4.86 billion of fresh projects from South Korean investors. According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the investments will create 50,800 jobs once the projects are in full ...

Cebu puts Philippines in the real-estate sustainability map
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
Guests are treated to a virtual-reality experience of the lobby of Cebu Exchange by ArthaLand Corp. and ARCH Capital Management. A lot of my work in real estate at that time was surrounding the unification into one district of Ayala Center aim Cebu and IT ...

Chinese investments boosting local property sector
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
Combine this with the continued expansion of the United States multinational corporations powering the strength of the business-process outsourcing sector and it is no surprise that the Philippines is predicted to be one of the fastest-growing economies in ...

Celebrities bring awareness to mental-health issues
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
NEW YORK--Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has bipolar disorder. Prince Harry said he needed counseling to deal with years of grief and anger following the death of his mother ...

Education in his DNA
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-05
We had a small canteen outside of the public high school. When it was my time going to college, they stopped the business and moved with me to Manila. My mom stayed at home, while my dad became an FX driver. I had Socialized Tuition and Financial ...

A tennis ball retriever powered by Ubuntu
ZDNet - 2018-06-05
A couple years back, Haitham Eletrabi, CEO of startup Tennibot, was practicing his backhand against a ball machine when he came to a frustrating realization: He was spending far more time cleaning up balls than hitting them. His solution, Tennibot, is a ...

Pagasa: TD Domeng to bring rains in Visayas, Bicol, parts of Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- It will be a rainy first week of June for some regions in the country as a low pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao developed into a tropical depression Tuesday. Named Domeng, it is expected to bring moderate to ...

Manufacturing posts double-digit growth in April
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Factory production in April grew to its fastest pace in eight years fueled by strong consumer demand and a weaker exchange rate, the government reported on Tuesday. Manufacturing output--as measured by the Volume of Production ...

Landbank profit grows 26% in 4 months
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Land Bank of the Philippines posted a net income of P5.07 billion in the first four months, 26 percent higher than the P4.04 billion it earned in the same period in 2017, a top official of the bank said. In a report to ...

Korean ODA doubles to $1 billion
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-05
On Tuesday afternoon, President Rodrigo R. Duterte attended the Philippines-Korea Business Forum at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul to witness the signing of at least 23 business agreements between Filipino and South Korean companies. "There will be a signing ...

Factory production surged 31% in April on infra spending
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-05
"A bullish business outlook is expected for the entire second quarter on the back of robust economic growth. An expansion of businesses will also be facilitated thanks to the new law on ease of doing business," Neda Undersecretary Jose Miguel dela Rosa ...

Inflation reaches highest rate in 5 years
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- Inflation rate rose to 4.6 percent in May from a year ago, the highest level in five years, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced Tuesday. The rate is higher than the 4.5 percent inflation rate posted in ...

Globe, Hineleban Foundation lead advocacy to replenish remaining 1.5% primary rainforests in Philippines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-05
The Philippines is blessed with natural resources the rest ... with the objective of fostering peace through inclusive development. The foundation believes that "rainforestation" of the mountains of Mindanao is the only long-term solution to reducing ...

SC sets oral arguments on PH withdrawal from ICC on July 24
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- Oral arguments on a petition by Opposition senators to stop the country's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was set by the Supreme Court on July 24. Supreme Court ...

Apple's not the only company worried about your bad habits
CNN Money - 2018-06-05
Apple wants to help you break your iPhone habit. That may sound counterintuitive, but it fits a pattern. From tech to fast food, companies are taking early steps to get ahead of public backlash, the threat of regulation or changing customer tastes.

De la Serna remains PhilHealth board member - Malacañang
Rappler - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines - Despite government auditors' findings that she spent excessively and unnecessarily on hotel stays and travel, Celestina de la Serna gets to keep her seat in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) board of directors.

White House Appeals Ruling That President Can't Block Twitter Followers
NPR - 2018-06-05
The Justice Department is appealing a ruling made last month that President Trump cannot block followers to his Twitter account based on their political views, according to a court filing. In the past, the president has blocked critics from his @ ...

Finance chief assures PH can pay ?52-B loan offered by South Korea
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- The Philippines can pay back the $1 billion (around ?52.78 billion) loan offered by South Korea, Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez said Tuesday in a bid to allay concerns of increasing national debt.

Uy-led Phoenix Petroleum, China's CNOOC sign deal for liquefied natural gas project
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with a unit of a Chinese oil major to study, plan and develop a liquefied natural gas receiving terminal project in the Philippines. In a disclosure to the ...

SolGen has 5 days to comment on Sereno's ouster appeal
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- The Supreme Court (SC) ordered Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday to comment on the appeal filed by Maria Lourdes Sereno against her ouster "within the non-extendable period of five days from notice".

Davao cop reassigned for bashing PNP chief
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Davao Today) -- One personnel from the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has been reassigned in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao after he was found bashing Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde online.

LTFRB reminds PUV drivers: Honor student discount
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- With the opening of classes today, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminded public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to honor the 20-percent student discount, even on weekends and holidays. LTFRB board ...

ARMM program to bring basic necessities, peace to conflict-affected villages
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The military supports the distribution of "peace rations" to the needy under a regional program to address security issues in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega of the Western Mindanao ...

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