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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 ...

PH employment rate slightly up in April
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- The country had about 620,000 more workers in April than in the same period last year, bringing down the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recorded more than 40.89 million ...

Filipina kissed by Duterte in South Korea defends President
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- The Filipina who was kissed by President Rodrigo Duterte onstage in South Korea came to his defense amid criticisms against his "misogynistic" actions. The woman, who identified herself as Bea Kim, on Monday said ...

Unemployment declines, underemployment up in April
philstar.com - 2018-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The proportion of unemployed Filipinos slightly dropped in April, the government reported on Tuesday. Unemployment rate in April was at 5.5 percent, below the 5.7 percent recorded in the same month last year. The latest figure was ...

Girls more prone to smartphone addiction than boys, says study
newsbytes.ph - 2018-06-05
The conclusions of a study team from Ewha Womans University in Seoul were that students who were female, consumed alcohol, had lower academic performance, did not feel refreshed in the morning and went to sleep after midnight were at a significantly higher ...

DFA: PH engaged in 85 'diplomatic actions' on sea row under Duterte's term
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philipines, June 5) -- The Philippines conducted 85 diplomatic actions on the South China Sea dispute since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday. However, the DFA did not specify what ...

Suspect in Ombudsman prosecutor's death nabbed
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-05
Vasra, Quezon City. Tanyag, who sustained three stab wounds, was declared dead around 12:04 p.m. A Facebook post from the University of the Philippines -- Manila Political Science Program said Tanyag was five months pregnant when she was killed.

Philippines' Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips
Business Insider - 2018-06-05
MANILA (Reuters) - A kiss by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on a Filipino woman's lips while on an official visit in South Korea sparked anger and jokes on Monday, as feminists denounced what they called his "perverted way" of taunting his female ...

Philippines Duterte tells U.N. human rights expert: 'Go to hell'
Business Insider - 2018-06-05
The Philippine Supreme Court voted last month to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, whom Duterte had called an "enemy" for voting against controversial government proposals, citing violations in the way she was appointed. Her dismissal is sending a ...

iOS 12 highlights: Memoji, tech addiction tool, group FaceTime
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
(CNN Money) -- It's that time of year when Apple teases new bells and whistles coming to its devices. CEO Tim Cook took the stage in San Jose, California, on Monday at its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) to preview new software features for ...

Apple Requested 'Zero' Personal Data In Deals With Facebook, CEO Tim Cook Says
NPR - 2018-06-04
"We've never been in the data business," Apple CEO Tim Cook told NPR on Monday, responding to a report that Facebook struck agreements giving Apple and other device makers access to Facebook users' personal information. Information on users' relationship ...

Howard Schultz steps down at Starbucks, may consider run for U.S. president
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
(CNN Money) -- Howard Schultz is leaving Starbucks -- and says he may consider running for president. Starbucks announced Monday that Schultz will step down later this month as executive chairman, the end of a 36-year run at the company. In an interview ...

Facebook is shutting down trending topics feature
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
(CNN Money) -- Facebook is shutting down its trending topics section, a feature that was intended to highlight interesting conversations on the platform but ended up creating political headaches for the company. The section will be removed from Facebook ...

What to expect at Monday's Apple event
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
Still, there's a chance he could mention immigration, gun control, or just wish everyone a happy Pride month. It wouldn't just be the CEO speaking from his heart. If limited product announcements are scheduled, Cook could drum up more coverage around the ...

Bam Aquino: People in tears over higher prices of fuel, goods
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
He added that the government could still make up for the ?70 billion it is expecting to collect from excise taxes by fixing the efficiency of government spending and the efficiency of collection by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs.

Facebook defends sharing user data with phone makers
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
(CNN Money) -- Facebook is on the defensive again over how it handles people's personal data. Under scrutiny this time is the company's practice of sharing information about its users with dozens of smartphone and tablet makers. A New York Times ...

China warns U.S. against imposing tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
(CNN Money) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese exports threatens to wipe out progress made in trade talks between Beijing and Washington, China said on Sunday. A U.S. delegation led by Commerce Secretary ...

Cyclone Domeng to usher in rainy season -- PAGASA
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Metro Manila, Calabarzon and Mimaropa should brace for rains later this week as the southwest monsoon is expected to be enhanced by a brewing cyclone over Mindanao. Ariel Rojas, weather specialist at the Philippine ...

T-bills fetch mixed results
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
Short-term government securities yesterday fetched mixed results amid higher inflationary expectations for November, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

Stocks take breather ahead of inflation data
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Market investors stayed on the sidelines yesterday ahead of the release today of the inflation figure for May. Foreign selling also prevailed, bringing the prices of some specific issues lower. Thus, the benchmark Philippine Stock ...

Fitness Can't Counteract Fat in Heart Attack Study
Medscape - 2018-06-04
MINNEAPOLIS -- Physical activity does not offset the risk for myocardial infarction that comes with excess body weight, a new analysis from the long-term Tromsø Study suggests. This finding adds one more piece to the puzzle about the relation between ...

Albayalde orders random drug tests for cops
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde yesterday ordered random drug tests for police officers after a member of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) tested positive for shabu in Taguig City over the ...

Apple Debuts Eye-Popping Augmented Reality Features at WWDC
Fortune - 2018-06-04
Apple rolled out several tools intended to popularize augmented reality at its latest Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. The consumer technology giant debuted the second version of its ARKit coding platform, which developers can use to build AR ...

Apple adds 'tongue detection,' so now you can sext with Animoji
Mashable - 2018-06-04
Remember Apple's Animoji? Well, they just got even more ... interesting ... with "tongue detection." During the unveil for the iPhone X last year, Apple introduced Animoji, which are 3D emoji capable of replicating your facial expressions and voice.

Here are all the new ways Apple will help you combat your smartphone addiction in iOS 12
Business Insider - 2018-06-04
Apple introduced new tools to combat smartphone addiction at WWDC, its annual developer conference. The new tools allow you to set limits on how much you're using certain apps, group your notifications, and enable "Do Not Disturb during bedtime." Parents ...

Apple is turning your iPhone into a powerful, virtual tape measure with a cool new app
Business Insider - 2018-06-04
On Monday, Tim Cook and other Apple executives kicked off the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference -- Apple's annual multi-day conference -- with a keynote. In it, they discussed updates software developers could expect to see from Apple in the coming ...

NASA is giving its $1 billion Jupiter mission a critical new lease on life
Business Insider - 2018-06-04
For the past two years, NASA's Juno probe has studied planet Jupiter like no spacecraft before it. However, the probe's fiery end is now pushed back by at least three years to July 2021, according to NASA sources. Scientific work on the mission will ...

Philippines manufacturing sector lodges 2nd best performance in ASEAN in May
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Manufacturing conditions in ASEAN improved in May despite persisting cost inflation pressures, with Philippine factories registering the second best performance in the region during the month, according to the latest results of the ...

No sense of ethics
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
SAN FRANCISCO - People have lost their sense of right and wrong. Just look at how President Duterte sees nothing wrong with the solicitor general owning a company earning hundreds of millions of pesos providing government offices with private security ...

Pregnant fiscal stabbed dead in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A pregnant prosecutor assigned to the Office of the Ombudsman was stabbed to death in Quezon City yesterday morning. Madona Joy Ednaco-Tanyag, 33, was repeatedly stabbed in her white Honda City parked along Visayas Avenue by a still ...

Gun Studies: Permit Laws Reduce Murders; Red Flag Laws Cut Suicides
NPR - 2018-06-04
In the wake of the Parkland high school massacre, there's been renewed interest in "red flag" laws, which allow courts and police to temporarily remove guns from people perceived to pose a threat. But new research offers insight into how these laws are ...

Duterte fires PhilHealth chief
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has fired Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) interim president Celestina Ma. Jude dela Serna, who was accused of going on costly trips while the state-run health insurance firm is incurring billions in ...

Study: Keytruda better than chemo against advanced lung cancer
Upi.com - 2018-06-04
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- A cancer drug that boosts the immune system outperforms chemotherapy in fighting advanced lung cancer, a new trial shows. Keytruda, or pembrolizumab, extended life four to eight months longer than chemotherapy in lung cancer ...

The war on corruption
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-04
Sereno did not submit a complete set of Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth, starting from when she was a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law. This amounted to a violation of the Constitution, a betrayal of public trust.

T-bills fetch mixed results
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) yesterday fully awarded the 91-day and 182-day Treasury bills (T-bills), but reduced the accepted bids for the 364-day securities as the market showed preference for shorter dated securities amid ...

Due To Weak Peso, High Oil Prices
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
"Core net income fell on margin pressure from higher input costs and fuel prices and weaker peso at Universal Robina Corp., Petrochem and Cebu Air," JG Summit president and chief executive officer Lance Gokongwei said in a recent presentation. URC said ...

Roque: Duterte's South Korea visit to reap ?4.9B in investments
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's trip to South Korea could prove fruitful, as billions of pesos in investments are expected to arrive. Speaking to CNN Philippines Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who is ...

Pregnant Ombudsman prosecutor killed
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- An assistant special prosecutor of the Office of the Ombudsman was killed in Quezon City on Monday. A report on ABS-CBN said that the slain prosecutor was identified as Madonna Joy Tanyag, who was five months pregnant. Tanyag was ...

BSP prepares big banks for stiffer liquidity rules
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-04
"Both ratios are aimed at strengthening the ability of banks to withstand liquidity stress and promote resilience of the banking sector," the central bank explained. "The NSFR provides an indicator on the availability of funding for an institution ...

Grab PHL submits proposed voluntary commitments to competition watchdog
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-04
including the Philippine business. Miguel Aguila, legal counsel of Grab Philippines, said in a message the company has provided its proposed commitments to PCC on May 30. He declined to give details. PCC had said that it is possible that Grab may volunteer ...

Aquino at Dengvaxia hearing: We did what we did to save lives
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-04
FORMER President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday showed up at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to seek the dismissal of the criminal complaints filed against him and 44 others for their alleged role in the P3.5-billion Dengvaxia vaccine mess. At the ...

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