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National ICT Month to tackle software development
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-04
How can we enhance customer experience that would provide for a disruption-proof business and would leave competitors scrambling to catch up? There can be no room for complacency in an increasingly complex and competitive world; business must open to new ...

Senator urges DoH Dengvaxia fund
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-04
SENATOR Richard J. Gordon on Monday urged the Department of Health (DoH) to allocate a special fund using its current budget to provide medical assistance to Dengvaxia-vaccinated children since the supplemental budget for the program has stalled in the Senate.

New PhilHealth chief named
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-04
Duterte has approved the nomination of Dr. Roy B. Ferrer as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth). In a letter dated June 1, Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea communicated to ...

Philippine President Duterte under fire for getting a woman to kiss him during a speech
Business Insider - 2018-06-04
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. Feminists denounced what they called his "perverted way" of taunting his female critics. Many Filipinos ...

Report urges UN to 'recognize human right to healthy environment'
Rappler - 2018-06-04
"A healthy environment is necessary for the full enjoyment of human rights, including the rights to life, health, food, water and development. At the same time, the exercise of human rights such as information, participation, remedy, and freedom of ...

From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine
NPR - 2018-06-04
For six years now, life has been really good for James. He's got a great job as the creative director of an advertising firm in New York City. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. And it's all been possible, he says, because for the past six ...

Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India
The New York Times - 2018-06-04
Burying a victim of the Nipah virus in Kozhikode, southern India. There is no vaccine and no cure for the disease.CreditK.Shijith/Associated Press A rare, brain-damaging virus that experts consider a possible epidemic threat has broken out in the state of ...

Duterte appoints new PhilHealth chief
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dr. Roy Ferrer as the new acting President of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). Ferrer, who was the former representative of the employers' sector ...

Ex-President Aquino: Supreme Court 'forced' Sereno ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno did not go through the proper process unlike the impeachment of her predecessor. "Masyadong pilit ang ...

Ex-Pres. Aquino belies Duterte's remarks on his alleged inaction on sea row
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III denied the claim of his successor, Rodrigo Duterte, that his administration has done nothing to resolve the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. "Wala akong ginawa?

Grab: All fares legal, upfront
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- All fares by Grab are legal and upfront and covered by a Department of Transportation (DOTr) order in 2015 that allowed transport network companies (TNCs) like Grab and Uber to set their own fares, Grab Philippines public affairs ...

Fewer firms to expand, hire workers in Q3
philstar.com - 2018-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Rising global oil prices, higher inflation and interest rates as well as the weak peso have prompted fewer companies to expand and hire more workers for the third quarter of the year. Redentor Paolo Alegre, head of the Department of ...

Philippines' Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips
Reuters - 2018-06-04
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked a woman to kiss him on the lips in exchange for a book during an official visit to South Korea. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked a woman to kiss him on the lips in ...

Former President Aquino shows up for DOJ's Dengvaxia probe
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III appeared at the Department of Justice on Monday to submit his counter affidavit to charges of graft and other violations in connection with his administration's procurement of ...

Some 28 million students return to class today
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-04
Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary Tonisito Umali earlier told CNN Philippines schools are ready to accommodate the projected 27,757,546 students in public and private schools, as well as state universities ... in Las Piñas City had the ...

Meralco expects to start Ghana operation in 2019
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-03
Power retailer Manila Electric Co. said it expects to take over the electricity distribution business of the Electricity Company of Ghana in West Africa next year. Meralco president Oscar Reyes said negotiations were ongoing, after the company was chosen ...

Everyday grind: How C-Suite executives keep in shape
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-03
Gerwyn See, founder and CEO of MASE Investments, Inc. As the chief executive officer of a holding company and business consultancy firm that specializes in business development, corporate, planning, and governance, Mr. See sees to it that he gets pumped up ...

Walmart's new text service bypasses app, website to order stuff online
Mashable - 2018-06-03
Walmart is trying out outsmart e-retailer Amazon with a new text-to-order service, Jetblack. Launching first in New York City, the service cooked up in Walmart's tech incubator, Store No. 8, is aimed at "time-strapped" families that are too busy to ...

Space Station astronauts return from 168-day mission
Upi.com - 2018-06-03
June 3 (UPI) --Three members of International Space Station Expedition 55 crew returned to Earth in the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft Sunday morning after a 168-day mission. NASA flight engineer Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos ...

Truckloads of bangus seized
philstar.com - 2018-06-03
DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines -- Authorities seized three trucks of milkfish from Anda town that were about to be unloaded at the Magsaysay Market in this city on Saturday night. Anda and Bolinao towns in Pangasinan have been reeling from fish kill brought by ...

'We're the only company without a cease and desist order': Why Skip thinks it can win the scooter war
Business Insider - 2018-06-03
Before hundreds of electric scooters appeared on San Francisco streets in April, a small startup named Waybots was experimenting with the idea in Washington D.C. Created by the founders of Boosted, a Silicon Valley-based electric skateboard company ...

BBL bicam panel to fast-track work despite House-Senate gaps
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-03
A BICAMERAL panel has been tasked to fast-track work on conflicting provisions in the Bangsamoro basic law separately passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, with marching orders to submit a reconciled version for final ratification by ...

Bank Mandiri in talks to enter Philippine market
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-03
Formal discussions between these nations started early 2017, which come ahead of the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) eyed in full swing by 2020. It also springs from Republic Act 10641 signed by then-President Benigno S.C. Aquino III ...

Acting ethically
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-03
When a conflict of interest arises, he shall resign from his position in any private business enterprise within thirty (30) days from his assumption of office and/or divest himself of his shareholdings or interest within sixty (60) days from such ...

For OFWs, dreams could be shattered by one medical emergency. New health plan aims to end that.
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-03
"Right now in the Philippines, there is only about 4 percent of the population covered by health maintenance organization [HMO]. The need arises--a lot of people are getting hospitalized," PhilCare President and CEO Jaeger L. Tanco shared. "58 ...

Software And Stealth: How Carmakers Hike Spare Parts Prices
International Business Times - 2018-06-03
LONDON/PARIS - Carmakers including Renault, Jaguar Land Rover and Peugeot have boosted revenues by over $1 billion in the past decade by using sophisticated pricing software, according to sales presentations prepared by the software vendor, Accenture, and ...

PLDT unit creates platform to help farmers access financing, markets
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-03
FINTQnologies Corp. (Fintq) said over the weekend it is keen on rolling out within the year an online platform that seeks to allow farmers to tap "affordable" financing and sell directly to consumers. Fintq, the financial-technology arm of PLDT-owned ...

MPT South to extend Cavitex with P23.2-billion investment
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-03
AFTER investing roughly P700 million to enhance the capacity and decongest the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (Cavitex), Metro Pacific Tollways South Corp. (MPT South) plans to further extend the thoroughfare through a P23.2-billion investment to serve more ...

Investors like ease of doing business in Clark
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-03
THE ease of doing business (EODB) in Clark is one of the reasons investors find the economic zone more attractive than other trading areas, businessmen based there said, as they vowed to pour in more projects in the months to come. Investors based in Clark ...

Gene test may avoid chemo in early breast cancer
Upi.com - 2018-06-03
bc-US-breast-cancer-gene-test SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 -- A majority of women with an early form of a common breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy, depending on the results of a comprehensive gene test. The new study of nearly 7,000 women found that ...

Poll puts May price hike past target
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-03
Sought for comment, Michael L. Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said via e-mail: "Inflation has increased since the start of 2018 due to higher global crude oil prices, higher US dollar/peso exchange rate among 12-year highs ...

Global trade spat puts factories, recovery at risk
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-03
Corporate capital expenditure in Japan rose at a slower pace in the first quarter compared with the previous one, a separate report showed. Further stress on exports is likely to restrain any rebound from an economic contraction at the start of the year.

FINTQ introducing new digital agricultural value chain platform
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-03
Aside from providing alternative credit options, the platform will also help the agricultural workers earn higher income by removing the unnecessary middlemen with direct farm to business and consumer approach, reducing costs to the end consumers as well.

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-03
WASHINGTON--After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself ...

US hints at China trade talks progress
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-03
Last month Trump said he would allow ZTE to stay in business once it pays a $1.3-billion fine, shakes up its management and provides "high-level security guarantees." Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and other lawmakers from both parties have questioned ...

Fire hits Paco slum area
philstar.com - 2018-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 15 houses were destroyed when a fire broke out at a slum area in Paco, Manila yesterday afternoon. Arson probers said the fire started at the house of a man known only as Galang along Anakbayan street at around 2:30 p.m ...

Pot, opioids rival alcohol as factor in driver deaths
Upi.com - 2018-06-03
SUNDAY, June 3, 2018 -- Pot and opioids have become almost as deadly as booze for drivers, a new report shows. Forty-four percent of drivers killed in crashes tested positive for drugs in 2016, up from 28 percent 10 years prior, according to the Governors ...

Cavitex proposes to extend road to Rosario for P22.5b
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-03
Cavitex Infrastructure Corp., a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., said it will submit this month a business proposal to the Toll Regulatory Board to extend the Mania-Cavite Expressway from Kawit to Rosario in Cavite province. "We completed the ...

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy: study
Reuters - 2018-06-03
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some 70 percent of women with early-stage breast cancer and an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can safely skip chemotherapy after their tumors have been removed, U.S. researchers said on Sunday. "This is a major finding ...

Conflict of interest in positions of trust
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-03
Talk of bribery and commissions or rebates hover over conflicts of interest confidently or sometimes confidentially declared, to an abetting corporate board. All in the family. Is full disclosure of conflict of interest some magic key to getting away with it?

For Some Breast Cancer Patients, The Chemo Decision Just Got Easier
NPR - 2018-06-03
For many breast cancer patients, one of the most difficult treatment decisions is whether or not to go through chemotherapy. Now, the choice is getting easier for some patients. A study published Sunday finds that many women with early-stage invasive ...

We Now Know A Lot More About Students Who Receive Federal College Grants
NPR - 2018-06-03
There's been a lot of attention lately on low-income students on campus -- mostly on how to recruit them and how to make them feel welcome. For good reason: Pell Grant recipients make up about a third of the undergraduate student population in the U.S ...

Aquino, Garin, Abad expected to face DOJ panel over Dengvaxia
Rappler - 2018-06-03
Aquino is expected to be joined by former budget secretary Florencio Abad as well as current and former officials from the Department of Health (DOH), including: Officials from vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur and its distributor Zuellig Pharma are also ...

What to expect at Monday's Apple event
CNN Money - 2018-06-03
Apple is expected to launch an exciting new iPhone feature to address a problem it helped create: phone addiction. CEO Tim Cook will announce the company's latest software updates and roadmap for the future on Monday at the Apple's annual developer ...

Lawmaker: 'Disconnect' in how economic managers see TRAIN
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-03
Tinio's satements come after labor groups called for wage increase. In the House of Representatives, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) filed on Thursday a bill to increase the minimum wage nationwide by ?320. The Makabayan Bloc on ...

Modernization underway as Bicol's first gov't hospital turns 100
Rappler - 2018-06-03
Dr Rogelio Rivera, BRTTH chief of hospital, said the region's first government hospital is preparing for the future to meet the global demand for better public health services "We're heading to computerizing and developing [a] safer and green hospital in ...

New Lite Ferries vessel boosts Bohol-Cebu link
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-03
It has a capacity of 352 passengers (business, tourist and sundeck economy classes), 20 four-wheeled vehicles and 12 10-wheeler trucks. Tubigon town is the commercial center of northwestern Bohol and is easily accessible from the capital city of ...

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells
Medical News Today - 2018-06-03
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain tumor cells are therapy-resistant. Now, research suggests that an antifungal drug may be effective against ...

PBA's Jeron Teng, two others injured in a stabbing incident
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 3) -- Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Jeron Teng and Norbert Torres, and former De La Salle University basketball player Thomas Torres suffered injuries from a stabbing incident early Sunday morning in Bonifacio ...

Duterte to raise 'environmental concerns' in South Korea visit
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 3) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he would raise "environmental concerns" with potential investors during his three-day visit in South Korea this weekend. "We welcome infrastructure, factories and all, but ...

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