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Yoga is for everybody
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-13
Owned by yoga teachers and their business partners, yoga+express McKinley Hill opened in September 26, 2016. It offers a variety of yoga styles including Hot, Flow, Jivamukti and Yin, Asthanga as well as Inferno Hot Pilates. Yoga+Express aims to empower ...

Lorenzana draws flak for defending government stance on China's aggression
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is drawing flak for his recent statements defending the government's handling of Beijing's aggressive moves in the South China Sea. In a change from his usual tone, the Defense ...

Polish folk instrument revival brings lost music to life
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-13
Raszewski learnt by coincidence a decade ago that his grandfather had been a luthier in Poznan, but the Nazis forced him out of business during World War II after they found out he worked with Jews. The discovery encouraged Raszewski, who already made ...

DTI preparing rules to implement new ease of doing business law
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
File photo of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez speaking during a press briefing in Malacañan on September 22, 2016. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has directed involved ...

Philippine peso breaches P53 to $1 level, falls to 12-year low
Rappler - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine peso has breached the P53 ... deficit because of inadequate remittances from overseas Filipinos and receipts from the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. - Rappler.com

Cops nab suspect in slay of CamSur judge
philstar.com - 2018-06-13
NAGA CITY, Philippines (Bicol Standard) -- The principal suspect in the murder of 50-year-old Municipal Trial Court Judge Ricky Begino was arrested on Wednesday morning in Presentacion, Camarines Sur. This was relayed to the Bicol Standard by Agnes Begino ...

Merchandise exports seen to bounce back
philstar.com - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- After a dismal first quarter, merchandise exports are expected to bounce back in the second quarter and get back on track with the projected "high single-digit" growth for the year. Department of Trade and Industry Export ...

DOH-Calabarzon reiterates commitment to train health workers on health emergency
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-13
DOH-CALABARZON Assistant Regional Director Noel G. Pasion discusses the importance of Health Emergency Response Operation (HERO) training to participants composed of health workers from Binagonan, Rizal. The four-day training was held from May 29-June1 ...

Binay, other former Boy Scout officials facing graft charges over land sale
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his former colleagues at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) will face preliminary investigation over an alleged anomalous land deal that cost the government millions ...

Chances of passing fiscal incentives reform "higher than ever", think tank says
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
Advocacy think tank Action for Economic Reforms (AER) said that the chances of passing fiscal incentives reform in the 17th Congress are at their highest level, after over a decade of continued attempts. "We think that the chances are highest now than ...

Comelec calls for justice for slain election officer
philstar.com - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Commission on Elections employees on Wednesday wore black to condemn the death of an election officer in Batangas. On her Twitter account, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said the poll body is one with the employees in ...

How Beijing is winning control of the South China Sea
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-06-13
Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have overlapping ... through the South China Sea and other international waters," Thornberry told the Nikkei Asian Review. But what those consequences might be was left unsaid by Mattis, who ...

Toyota makes record $1 billion investment in ride-hailing firm Grab
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
(CNN Money) -- Toyota is placing a big bet on Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing company. The Japanese company is investing $1 billion in Singapore-based Grab -- the biggest ever investment by a traditional automaker in a ride-hailing firm -- the ...

Suspect in killing of Camarines Sur judge arrested
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- Authorities have arrested the suspect in the killing of Presiding Judge Ricky Begino of the Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court of San Jose-Lagonoy, Camarines Sur less than a day after he was shot to death.

Palace: Killings of priests meant to discredit Duterte's anti-crime drive
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- Malacañang suspects lawless elements are killing priests to discredit the government's war against criminality. "In this nationwide drive, lawless elements will seek to block our efforts by sowing division and ...

PAGASA: Monsoon rains in Luzon to continue until Sunday
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Meanwhile, Metro Manila will experience monsoon rains until Friday or Saturday. PAGASA issued a yellow rainfall warning over Bataan, Laguna, Tarlac, and Zambales on Wednesday June13, which means residents in low-lying areas can expect possible flooding.

Poll officer, 4 others shot dead
philstar.com - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- An election officer of Mabini, Batangas was among five persons killed in gun attacks in Luzon in the past two days. Noel Meralles, 53, was on his way home to Batangas City and was waiting for his ride in front of a mall in Barangay ...

Protests mark 120th Indepenence Day celebrations
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- Militant groups urged China to leave portions of the South China Sea that are part of the country's exclusive economic zone. A group of fishermen who joined the protest also called on the Duterte administration ...

LIST: Class suspensions for June 13
philstar.com - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED 10:51 a.m.) -- A number of local government units announced the suspension of classes in all levels on June 13, Wednesday, due to the bad weather caused by habagat, the southwest monsoon. PAGASA weather specialist Ezra ...

Duterte: Boracay residents to earn if they sell their titled lands to big firms
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday explained why he wants to put the island of Boracay under land reform, and distribute the parcels of land to the residents. "So ibigay ko doon sa mga natives, so by the time ...

Reactive instead of proactive
philstar.com - 2018-06-13
There was apparently so much volume of rain "Domeng" brought in that our weather bureau declared last Friday the start of the rainy season in our country. As earlier tracked by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Depression and suicide
philstar.com - 2018-06-13
The death of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain within days of each other shocked many of us. It is understandable to wonder why people at the top of their game, whose future prospects seem brighter than we can dream of, would want to end it all.

Duterte mulls arming village chiefs for war on drugs
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is considering arming barangay chiefs and officials who are keen on fighting crime and illegal drugs. "I might consider arming you if I think in my assessment and evaluation, at ...

BSP to liberalize forex rules to facilitate investments
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to further ease the rules on foreign currency trading to make it easy for foreign investments to come in and out of the country. BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said the regulator has ...

Pasig City's alleged top drug pusher arrested
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman, who is tagged as the No. 1 drug pusher in Pasig City, and her companion were arrested for alleged possession of 50 grams of shabu worth P340,000 during a sting on Monday night. Janette Libon, 50, and Pablito Domingo, 54 ...

Opportunity and danger: Trade war and summit
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
A contradiction of opportunity and danger summarizes three major current events that are shaping the geopolitical and international trade scenario. All of these measures are related to actions initiated by President Trump as he tries to advance his ...

More efficient government
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
Indeed, the devil is in the details. Take, for instance, the time when I needed to secure a Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue which is a requirement to transfer title of property from the seller to the buyer ...

Caloocan rites
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-12
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim (third from left) joins Caloocan City officials led by Mayor Oscar Malapitan (fourth from left), Northern Police District Director Amando Clifton Empiso, District II Rep. Edgar Erice, District I Rep. Dale Gonzalo Malapitan and Vice ...

8990 Holdings Inc. expects reservation sales to hit 2,000 units
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- 8990 Holdings Inc., the listed mass housing developer is close to selling 2,000 units at its 13-building project in Tondo, Manila. About 3,200 units were put on sale and are expected to be delivered before the end of the year.

Now It's A Party: Intel Officially Confirms First Dedicated GPU In 2020
Forbes - 2018-06-12
Jason Evangelho, Contributor News and reviews from the crossroads of PC gaming & consumer hardware Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The pieces were all in place, but I didn't expect Intel to officially confirm things this quickly.

5 teens bound for Saudi Arabia intercepted at NAIA
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday prevented five teenagers bound for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from leaving the Philippines. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the minors were intercepted by personnel of the ...

Aerobic Fitness Training: No Benefit in Early Subacute Stroke
Medscape - 2018-06-12
GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- Aerobic physical fitness training in early subacute stroke patients did not lead to improvement in activities of daily living or walking speed and was associated with some safety concerns in a new study. "Our results do not support ...

Government postpones MAV rice import auctions
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run National Food Authority (NFA) has postponed the open auction for the 805,200 metric tons (MT) of rice imports under the minimum access volume (MAV). In a published announcement, NFA said it has deferred the auction ...

NHMFC faces hurdles in Balai bonds launch
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC) is encountering difficulty in the launching of its proposed Balai bonds program. Balai, which stands for Building Adequate Livable Affordable and Inclusive Filipino communities, is a ...

Assisted Dying Report Rouses Passionate Debate
Medscape - 2018-06-12
CHICAGO -- Physicians argued passionately for and against assisted dying here at the American Medical Association (AMA) 2018 Annual Meeting after a report on the subject was introduced on the first day of reference committee hearings. "This one has more ...

Americans spent a record $36 billion on video games last year, and demographics show that number is expected to go up in 2018
Business Insider - 2018-06-12
This week, the video game industry shows off its massive presence at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). E3 is the world's largest computer and video game event hosted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) in Los Angeles. It's where ...

These trees lived for 2,500 years. Now they're suddenly dying.
Mashable - 2018-06-12
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.

6 BIFF men, soldier slain in Maguindanao clashes
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines - Six members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and a soldier were killed in encounters in this province on Monday. The slain soldier was identified only as a certain Pfc. Quitor. Quitor and other personnel of the ...

Okada complaints dismissed
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Kazuo Okada, the embattled Japanese gaming tycoon, has recently scored two favorable legal decisions against Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc., his former company which is behind integrated casino resort Okada Manila.

Science of squeezed oranges may help detection of failing bridges
Upi.com - 2018-06-12
June 12 (UPI) --By studying the mechanics of a squeezed orange and its unique multilayered peel, scientists may be able to more accurately predict bridge failures or develop new ways to deliver medicine. In a new study, published this week in the journal ...

Google Home can now handle up to three commands simultaneously
The Verge - 2018-06-12
Google already announced this at I/O 2018, but the new Multiple Actions feature has just started rolling out to Google Home users across the United States. Now, you can stack commands -- like asking about your commute, the weather, and telling Assistant ...

Domestic trade grows 5.4% in Q1 2018
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Domestic trade grew 5.4 percent in the first quarter as more food products and live animals were traded nationwide, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The total quantity of goods traded locally rose to 5.11 ...

Westmincom to destroy 1,221 recovered, surrendered guns
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- At least 1,221 firearms recently recovered in military operations or surrendered by their owners in Zamboanga peninsula, Basilan and Sulu will be destroyed tomorrow. Lt. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, Western Mindanao Command ...

MPTC to raise P20 billion for Cavite-Laguna Expressway
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), the tollway arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), is planning to raise up to P20 billion to fund the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx) project. MPTC president and chief executive officer ...

ADB approves $350 million additional SME trade financing
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $350 million in additional funding to expand the scope of a program that bridges gaps in trade financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In a statement, the ADB said the ...

Central, Western Visayas workers to get wage hike
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in Central and Western Visayas will get a salary increase. The regional wage board in Central Visayas approved on Monday a daily wage hike of P20 for workers in Class A cities and towns, P15 in Classes B, C and ...

Research: New drug prevents cancer cells' growth, survival
Upi.com - 2018-06-12
June 12 (UPI) --An experimental drug prevents a vital metabolic process in cancer cells' growth and survival from occurring, according to trials for the treatment of lung cancer. The drug was developed from concept to clinical trial by the University of ...

7 in 10 internet users concerned about fake news
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven in 10 adult internet users in the country believe there is a "serious" problem of fake news online, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) surveys show. The SWS poll, taken from March 23 to 27, found 67 ...

Man kills wife, lesbian lover after catching them in bed
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- A man allegedly shot dead his wife and her lesbian lover in Matalam, North Cotabato yesterday. Danilo Belgira was also killed in an alleged shootout with responding police officers. Superintendent Aldrin Gonzalez ...

SWS: 78% of Filipinos satisfied with Philippine democracy
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
"There are still killings and human rights violations in the war on drugs, political persecution of critics of the administration, corruption in government, subservience to external pressures, inaction to foreign encroachment in our territory, poor labor ...

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