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Comebacking ex-La Diva hopes for one-time reunion
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-30
Ngayon na-achieve na nila yun." Maricris, who is now Mrs. Cruz after tying the knot with a non-showbiz entrepreneur dealing with taxi business, is releasing a new single in time for her self-produced concert. She revealed that Nar let her hear something ...

Cayetano: PH not the target of Chinese weapons in South China Sea
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- The weapons China has installed in the disputed South China Sea will not be used against the Philippines, top foreign affairs and security officials said Wednesday. "China [has] assured that with our growing ...

LRT-2 limits trips over damaged power lines
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- The Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) on Tuesday suffered damaged power lines, limiting the service to between two stations in Quezon City. LRT Authority (LRTA) Board secretary and spokesperson Hernando Cabrera ...

Act IV: Storylines to watch out in the Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
Both former top-five draft picks are inspirational athletes who made a comeback in their careers after missing a couple of seasons due to health reasons. Green underwent an open-heart surgery in January 2012 which made him sit out that entire season.

Sereno appeals Supreme Court's ouster ruling
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- The camp of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday formally asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling to unseat her. Sereno's legal counsel Justin Mendoza filed the motion for ...

Justice Secretary open to reviewing Calida family's P12-million contract with DOJ
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra clarified on Wednesday he is open to investigate the contracts of the security agency owned by the family of Solicitor General Jose Calida after controversies ...

JG Summit spending P78.1-billion capex this year
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-30
Gokongwei said P20 billion each will be allocated for its petrochemical and airline businesses, and food group Universal Robina Corp. (URC) will spend between P7 billion and P8 billion. The rest will be allocated to its other smaller businesses ...

Phinma oil, gas exploration in Visayas, Camotes faces stiff opposition
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-30
Cusi, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F ... It covers the municipal waters of 30 coastal towns in the provinces of Masbate, Cebu, Bohol and Leyte. The Visayan Sea is a rich fishing ground and is being eyed as a fisheries management area.

Sara reconstitutes membership of Davao City Culture and Arts Council
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-30
Among the members of the council are the Sangguniang Panglungsod Committee chairs on Education, Science and technology; Arts and Culture ... Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-XI, Philippine Information Agency-XI, Tourism Council of ...

Esperon: Gov't to publish national security strategy for the first time
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- The government will publish a national security strategy for the first time, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon said Wednesday, in the wake of competing claims in the South China Sea. President Rodrigo ...

Duterte seeks status of VP poll recount
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- President Rodrigo Duterte expressed interest in the status of the vice presidential polls vote recount, involving incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Bongbong Marcos. "Ano bang... Ano bang ...

PH to import cheaper diesel from Russia
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
In a press briefing in Mountain Province, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi had informed him of the importation conducted by the Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corporation ... the Tax Reform for Acceleration ...

BPI SHAPE: Promoting youth entrepreneurship for employment and career growth
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-30
BPI SHAPE aims to boost the competencies of Senior High School Students to be able to work, start a business, or go to college. Karl, a seventeen-year-old student of Bagumbayan National High ... Third is the technology. An online repository of resource ...

A promising grocery retail market
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-30
According to the 2017 Food Retail Sectoral Report by Global Agricultural Information Network, the largest grocery retailers in the country -- SM Supermarket, Robinsons Supermarket and Puregold -- still dominate the food retail business that contributed ...

Two of the world's biggest brands are now Chinese
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-30
(CNN Money) -- A new list of the world's most valuable brands is out, and China has claimed two of the top spots for the first time. Alibaba has joined the top 10, alongside Chinese tech group Tencent, as well as stalwarts such as Google and Apple.

Advancing education
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-30
MOOCs also open opportunities not just for students but also working professionals who want gain knowledge on different disciplines without having to attend a formal school or university. According to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies ...

Philippine pride
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
But studies have shown that just like any local industry, the Philippine banana industry is faced with difficult challenges. Among these are disease and pestilence, changing weather, containerization, increase in the number of exporters and importers ...

Drug war: 5 suspects gunned down
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Five drug suspects were killed in anti-drug operations in Cavite, Batangas and Bulacan in the past two days. Eduardo Villarmino, alias Blackpair, and an alias Dinio allegedly engaged anti-drug operatives in a shootout in Barangay ...

Army intel officer killed in Basilan ambush
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- An intelligence officer of the Army was killed in an ambush believed staged by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan on Monday. Sgt. Moh Alama, 46, of the 18th Infantry Battalion (IB) was driving his motorcycle on his way to ...

Michael Avenatti escalates battle with Wall Street Journal, which blasts him for 'false and outrageous' claims
Business Insider - 2018-05-29
Michael Avenatti escalated his battle with The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, releasing emails that he claimed show that the publication sat for over a year on its story about the hush-money payment made to his client. The emails show that The Journal had ...

Archaeologists find man crushed while fleeing Pompei
Upi.com - 2018-05-29
May 29 (UPI) --Archaeologists discovered the fossil remains of a man crushed by a rock while fleeing the Pompei eruption in 79 AD. Researchers believe the man was knocked backward by a thick pyroclastic cloud. A large stone dragged by the cloud hit the man ...

Scientists Use Lasers To Map An Ancient City In Jordan
NPR - 2018-05-29
Scientists beamed down lasers on the ancient city of Jerash in Jordan, mapping the site and then comparing it with historic photos to show what remains -- and what has been subsumed by the growing modern city. Jerash is world famous, and one of the most ...

Index slides for 3rd day on lack of market movers
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- It was another lackluster day at the stock market yesterday as the index tracked sluggish regional bourses. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was 40.54 points, or 0.53 percent lower at 7,602.36, while the broader ...

MMDA fines 103 motorists in Pasay
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) fined 103 motorists, including the driver of a Vietnamese diplomat, during a clearing operation in Pasay City yesterday. MMDA operations officer Bong Nebrija said they cleared ...

Nissan enters mid-size SUV market
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
CLARK, Pampanga, Philippines -- Automotive giant Nissan Motor expects the Philippines to emerge as among its strongest markets in Southeast Asia, capable of putting up sales numbers like those in Thailand and Indonesia. "I really appreciate the customer ...

Arson eyed in Binondo fire
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A fire that gutted four decades-old buildings in Binondo on Monday may have been deliberately set off, the Manila Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said yesterday. The buildings included the Land Management Bureau and the Juan Luna ...

BSP OKs 3rd virtual currency firm
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved the registration of BloomSolutions Inc. as the third virtual currency (VC) exchange operator in the country. Melchor Plabasan, deputy director and head of Core Information ...

San Miguel proposes 100-km TPLEX extension up to Ilocos
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has submitted an unsolicited proposal to extend the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) by another 100 kilometers (km) to reach the Ilocos province. The group has sent its project proposal to Public ...

iPhones to go OLED in 2019
Reuters - 2018-05-29
Apple will reportedly use organic light-emitting diode screens in all three new iPhones next year. But as Fred Katayama reports, analysts question whether Apple can secure enough OLED screens by 2019. Apple will reportedly use organic light-emitting diode ...

DENR: No forced evacuation of Boracay wetlands residents
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents in wetlands in Boracay will not be evicted unless they are provided a decent relocation site, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). "We have to find a place for them... we will recover ...

Artist makes perfumes for astronauts that smell like Earth
Mashable - 2018-05-29
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Can I roast a marshmallow over lava?
Mashable - 2018-05-29
At more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, the lava oozing out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano will easily toast a marshmallow, but that doesn't mean you should go out and start making volcanic s'mores. On Monday, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) explained on Twitter ...

Vitamin Cocktail for Sepsis Getting Wider Test
Medscape - 2018-05-29
A simple vitamin cocktail to treat sepsis has shaken up the medical world, raising hopes of a more effective treatment for one of history's great killers. But will it stand up to tougher tests? Researchers at several hospitals around the world are trying ...

Infra spending seen to push Philippine growth up to 8% this year
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The rate of public spending on infrastructure ... In a statement, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group said the 32.4 percent growth in infra spending and other outlays in March is an indication that the government ...

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 expected to be completed in Q3
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- NLEX Corp., a unit of infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp., expects to complete the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 by the third quarter, its president and chief executive officer Rodrigo Franco told reporters ...

4 dead in Bulacan road mishap
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MALOLOS, Philippines -- Four people were killed and several others were injured in a three-vehicle smashup along a bypass road in San Rafael, Bulacan yesterday morning. The fatalities were in an L300 van, which rear-ended a parked truck in Barangay San ...

Poe: More ride-hailing firms needed
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- There is a need to bring in more ride-hailing firms in order to make Grab more accountable for its service and provide commuters with more options, Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday. "The more players there are in the market, the ...

Jobs portal to go with infra buildup
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-29
Villafuerte, principal author of the bill, said the telecommuting bill that will also help ease the worsening traffic congestion in urban centers as this would clear the way for flexi-work that is fast becoming the norm in many business process outsourcing ...

BSP issuing more term deposits to mop up cash
philstar.com - 2018-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is ready to siphon off around P100 billion worth of liquidity from the financial system by expanding its auction-based monetary operations through the term deposit auction facility (TDF) next ...

A 27-year-old entrepreneur reveals how he snagged $500,000 from Mark Cuban over a 5-minute email exchange
Business Insider - 2018-05-29
Relativity Space is a 3D-rocket-printing startup founded by engineers named Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone. The two didn't have many connections in the investing world, so when they built their company, they decided to send Mark Cuban a cold email. Ellis said ...

Can vaping cause lung problems?
Medical News Today - 2018-05-29
Vaping is often seen as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, especially for those with lung conditions such as COPD, as it is thought to be less harmful. There is, however, insufficient research available on the effects of vaping for people with COPD.

Pasig court releases over 90 MNLF members
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 29) -- A Pasig Regional Trial Court released on April 26 about 96 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) accused of participating in the 2013 Zamboanga City siege. The court ruled they have served all ...

DOF: TRAIN Law not the primary cause of five-year high inflation
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- The Tax Reform for Accelaration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law should not ultimately be blamed for the rise of consumer prices, Finance Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez asserted on Tuesday. She said that based on the ...

Many vitamin and mineral supplements show no benefits for health suggests new review
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-05-29
Led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto, the review looked at data published between January 2012 to October 2017 that had investigated the effects of the most common supplements on the risk of cardiovascular disease ...

Recommendations to Reduce Surgical Fires and Patient Injury
Medscape - 2018-05-29
Surgical fires pose a risk to both clinicians and patients and can be catastrophic, resulting in patient burns and other serious injuries, disfigurement, and death. To address this issue, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a safety ...

Airports, food inflation
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-29
Decongestion of Metro Manila. Traffic in the capital costs taxpayers P3 billion ... Build" and solve poverty almost overnight. His Free College costs only P60 billion a year. College education is the best way to lick poverty. Additionally, o It will ...

SEC: No decision yet on Calata petition to overturn PSE delisting
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-29
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to come out with a decision on the petition of embattled agribusiness firm Calata Corp. to overturn the order of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to delist the company. In an advisory posted on its ...

SCS all over again
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-29
SCS is of course the South China Sea or, as the previous administration insisted, the WPS (West Philippine Sea) as if the renaming ... for having graduated summa cum laude at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and New York University, respectively.

Papua New Guinea looks to ban Facebook for a month and considers launching a replacement
The Verge - 2018-05-29
Papua New Guinea could ban access to Facebook for a month, time that officials say would provide an opportunity to study its effects on the population, according to a local news report. Officials will investigate fake accounts "The time will allow ...

No link between HPV vaccine, autoimmune diseases, study says
Upi.com - 2018-05-29
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- Immunizing girls against human papillomavirus, or HPV, doesn't increase their risk for autoimmune diseases, according to new research from Canada. HPV is the world's most common sexually transmitted disease, affecting up to 75 ...

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