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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 ...

Man, son shot by Tondo security guards
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A man and his 22-year-old son were wounded after they accepted the challenge of two security guards to a fight in Tondo, Manila yesterday. Romero Teodoro, 53, suffered a gunshot to the chest while his son, Junior, was hit in the arm.

IC adopts new policy for reinsurance of policies of firms under rehab
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Conservators and receivers of insurance companies or mutual benefit associations (MBA) under rehabilitation may opt to reinsure the outstanding policies of the companies they handle if warranted, according to the Insurance ...

With new shoppable stories, get ready to spend all your money on Instagram
Mashable - 2018-06-12
It was only a matter of time. On Tuesday, Instagram announced the introduction of shoppable stories. Now, brands can tag their stories with the specific products featured in them. Then, when 'grammers click on the tag, they can see more information about ...

Better post-surgical coordination among doctors may curb opioid abuse
Upi.com - 2018-06-12
June 12 (UPI) --Surgeons and physicians need to better coordinate prescriptions for pain-relieving opioid drugs after surgery to prevent patients from becoming addicts, according to a new review of medical records. Researchres at the University of Michigan ...

Type 2 diabetes: New pill could 'mimic the effects of surgery'
Medical News Today - 2018-06-12
Researchers have engineered a material that temporarily coats the small intestine and reduces the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream during digestion. When they tested the material -- which is called Luminal Coating of the Intestine (LuCI ...

Weather to improve before weekend -- PAGASA
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Metro Manila can expect gradual improvement of the weather later today, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. PAGASA senior weather forecaster Gener Quitlong ...

BSP looks at further easing of FX rules
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
The central bank has been relaxing restrictions on currency conversion as part of overall government efforts to improve the ease of doing business. Such changes are also meant to encourage the public to transact with banks rather than informal channels.

Banks get more time for detailed real estate reports
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) has pushed back the implementation of tighter standards for banks in reporting real estate loans and project financing agreements. The central bank issued Memorandum No. M-2018-019, signed on June 11 by BSP Deputy ...

Indonesia asks businesses to hold more rupiah to curb weakness
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
Having "cash on hand" dollars has been a strategy for Kalbe for a long time because "hedging with a banking product is relatively more complex and sometimes hard to monitor, plus there is a cost for that," he said. The pharmaceutical industry is ...

Cayetano: PH hopes for denuclearization, peace from Trump-Kim summit
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- The Philippines lauded the historic meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, with the country's top diplomat expressing hopes that the dialogue will lead to lasting ...

Duterte admin critics slam President's misogyny, threats to democracy
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- Critics of the Duterte administration slammed the President on Independence Day for endangering the country's democratic freedoms and for his offensive remarks against women. Cause-oriented group Tindig Pilipinas ...

Okada estafa cases dropped for lack of probable cause
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
THE Office of the City Prosecutor of Parañaque City has dismissed for lack of probable cause the two separate estafa cases filed by Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI) against Japanese gambling mogul Kazuo Okada and several other respondents.

iPrice projects steady growth for local operations
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
Matteo Sutto, chief marketing officer of iPrice, said the company expects steady growth for its business in the region, including the Philippines where its website has around 2 million monthly visitors. "We are extremely bullish for all the seven markets ...

PayMaya teams up with Fruit Magic
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
PAYMAYA Philippines, Inc. has ... at some of our stores," said Arielle Escalona, director of sales and marketing at Fruit Magic, in a statement. PayMaya users have to scan the QR code displayed at selected Pure Nectar branches in Metro Manila.

Volatility expected as focus shifts to Fed review
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
"Meanwhile, key catalysts at home will be on fiscal spending rollout in the second half of 2018, including increased windows for mergers and acquisition stories that would help improve capital efficiency and competency alliance to outstrip business costs ...

Duterte to visit Kuwait to express thanks for measures to protect OFWs
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted to visit Kuwait to thank the government there for granting measures regarding the well-being of Filipino workers in the Gulf state. Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of ...

Patient safety findings in PH hospitals (Part 2)
Sun Star - 2018-06-12
These studies were reviewed by three public health researchers (Reema Harrison, Adrienne Cohen and Merrilyn Walton) from the University of Sydney in Australia. Their findings were published in the International Journal for Quality Health Care in 2015.

Historian finds error in adding 9th ray in PH flag
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-12
"Symbols of our national identity should never be toyed (with ... The eight existing rays represent Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite and Morong, which is present-day Rizal. Torres stressed that the Philippine flag should ...

DTI expects Philippine exports to bounce back in Q2
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-12
The optimism, he said, was based on the business expectations survey of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, which included a forecast for the second quarter by exporters, importers, and companies. Exports dropped 8.5 percent to $5.11 billion in April from $5 ...

Government trims funds allocated for Marawi rehab
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-12
The cost of livelihood and business development is expected to hit P7.47 billion; social services, P5.12 billion; land resource management, P1.35 billion; and local governance and peace building, P705.79 million. Nearly half of the cost (P21.79 billion ...

Full foreign ownership in utilities faces tough Senate debate amid federalism shift -- legislator
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
He said he was not sure whether a power generation company should be allowed to continue having a retail electricity supply (RES) business. A licensed RES is allowed to sell electricity to consumers with power usage that has reached the threshold set by ...

Trump and Kim can learn a thing or two from Singapore
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
The correct answer is both. Government spending is about 17% of GDP, which makes it look small and helps hold down taxes, which is good for business and productivity. (And there are no additional state and local governments.) But if you look at stocks ...

Peso rediscount facility reaches P8.92 billion in 5 months
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Loans availed by local banks under the peso rediscount facility reached P8.92 billion in the first five months of the year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday. According to BSP data, the latest figure was ...

TNT KaTropa shoots for quarterfinal slot
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-12
They now face a must-win to keep their place inside the top eight. After a sluggish 0-3 start, the Beermen, not surprisingly to many, are now picking up their business. Led by reigning four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo and Renaldo Balkman ...

6 BIFF members, soldier killed in Maguindanao clashes
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Six members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and a soldier were killed in separate clashes in Maguindanao on Monday. The Army fatality, Private 1st Class Quitor of the 33rd IB, died from bullet wounds ...

Enforcing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-12
Specifically, it requires US citizens to report their offshore financial accounts and to require foreign financial institutions (FFIs) and nonfinancial foreign entities (NFFEs), in this instance, banks and insurance companies in the Philippines ...

Agricultural workers bat for approval of Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-12
The Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) stated that the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) wants to maintain Agri-business Venture Agreement (AVA) to reconcentrate agricultural lands to landlords and foreign agro-corporations. This is by ...

Pontejas salvages Shoot-Out gold medal
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-12
Pontejos, a Business Management graduate from Centro Escolar University, hit two shots in her first rack and waxed hot in the middle and third racks by hitting eight consecutive shots at one point. She finished with a total of 14 points in 41.86 seconds to ...

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