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Gary V: Health is wealth
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Health is wealth and Gary Valenciano, a.k.a. Mr. Pure Energy, knows that and has been bearing that in mind even more so after surviving what could be his most crucial health crisis two years ago (more on that in a while). A Type 1 (juvenile) diabetic since ...

Foreign borrowings surge to $6.84 billion in Q2
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Foreign borrowings by the national government approved by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) more than doubled to $6.84 billion in the second quarter as the country turned to offshore creditors to beef up its war chest versus the ...

'Antennagate' just turned 10. Here's how the iPhone 4's antenna issues became one of Apple's biggest scandals of all time.
Business Insider - 2020-07-18
What seemed like an odd fluke with the iPhone 4 quickly turned into one of the biggest scandals in Apple's history.

Global finance professionals to hold virtual event in August
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Financial advisors worldwide are set to gather in a five-day virtual conference next month to help clients cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 held for birthday bash at Quezon City bar
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Twenty-nine persons, including a 17-year-old boy, were arrested for violating general community quarantine guidelines after they allegedly held a birthday celebration at a restobar in Quezon City on Friday night.

Manila opens second drive-through COVID-19 testing center
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday opened a drive-through testing center for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

52 more cops positive for COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
The Philippine National Police has documented 52 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 infections among its ranks on Friday night.

2 teens nabbed for P.3 million shabu in Marikina
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Two teenagers were arrested in a drug sting in Marikina City on Friday. Around 53 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu valued at P360,000 were confiscated from Argie Alemania, 19, and a 13-year-old boy during a drug bust in Barangay Tumana at around 5:30 p.

7 of 10 Pinoys to shop more online - survey
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Seven out of 10 Filipinos are expected to increase their online shopping as the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic continues to translate into a shift in consumer behavior, according to a study by digital payments leader Visa.

QR code, eGov facility payments soar
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said cashless transactions via the national quick response code and the government electronic payment facility continues to gain traction as it ramps up efforts to transform the Philippines into a cash-lite economy.

ICTSI raises $300 million from securities issue
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has raised $300 million from the issuance of senior perpetual capital securities callable in May 2026. Proceeds will be used for refinancing and general corporate ...

42 Caloocan hospital personnel get virus
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - The Caloocan City Medical Center (CCMC)-South was put on lockdown after 42 of its personnel tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Mayor Oscar Malapitan said yesterday. In a dzBB interview, Malapitan said among the ...

4 suspects killed; P4 million shabu seized in drug stings
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Four drug suspects were killed in stings in Bulacan and North Cotabato on Friday. Andres Marcolita and Gil Manaog drew their guns when they sensed they had sold shabu to undercover agents in Barangay Diliman in San Rafael town ...

Globe raises $600 million from bonds, marks return to international debt market
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom Inc. marked a successful comeback to the international debt capital markets, raising $600 million from a bond offering. The Ayala-led telco said it successfully priced a $300 million 10-year and $300 million 15-year ...

iAcademy leads way for safer digital space
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - As schools transition to a flexible remote learning arrangement where lessons will be delivered via online platforms, Makati-based school iAcademy has moved to promote a safer digital space for students and the whole school community.

Group warns of public health system breakdown
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) yesterday warned of a possible breakdown of the public health system as the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues. This developed as seven medical organizations have expressed ...

Bulacan, Pampanga COVID-19 cases rise
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Three cities and nine towns in Bulacan have registered 46 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The provincial health office reported on Friday that San Jose del Monte City logged 18 cases; Marilao, eight; Meycauayan City ...

ADB invests $10 million in equity fund for mid-size Philippines firms
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed agreements for a $10 million equity investment in Navegar II L.P., a private equity fund that primarily invests in mid-sized Philippine firms. The Manila-based multilateral bank said the ...

Pag-IBIG offers promo rates on home loans
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Pag-IBIG Fund is offering promo rates on home loans of as low as 4.985 percent per annum until the end of the year, in a move to help members acquire homes and help boost the national economy amid the pandemic. The agency is ...

How Slack, Airtable and open-source software connected New Yorkers during the pandemic
Computerworld - 2020-07-18
When COVID-19 began ravaging New York City in March, several residents of the city's Astoria neighborhood launched a group to help vulnerable residents with things like grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions. But the Astoria Mutual Aid Network soon ...

The Exchange: Which VCs are the most popular, why enterprise startups are hot, and how patient are public investors?
TechCrunch - 2020-07-18
Welcome to The Exchange, an upcoming weekly newsletter featuring TechCrunch and Extra Crunch reporting on startups, money and markets. You can sign up for it here to receive it regularly when it ...

Twitter says up to 8 accounts had all their data downloaded during its giant hack suggesting the hackers were after more than just Bitcoin
Business Insider - 2020-07-18
A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Good Subscriber Account active since DOW S&P 500 NASDAQ 100 The hackers who hijacked dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts this week may have had a second, less visible purpose. The hack ...

Cu leaves Grab Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Grab Philippines president Brian Cu is stepping down on Aug. 14 to pursue other business interests. Cu said he would also want to focus on his family and spend more time ...

DOST: Tawa-tawa among natural medicines being studied as additional treatment for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- Clinical trials are currently being conducted to study the potential of tawa-tawa and other herbal remedies as an "adjuvant" or additional treatment ...

SolGen to Supreme Court: Exercise utmost caution, junk TRO plea vs. anti-terrorism law
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
Solicitor General Jose Calida urges the Supreme Court to deny petitions for a temporary restraining order against the newly signed Anti-Terrorism Act.

PH envoy in South Korea accused of sexual harassment resigns - DFA
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- The Philippine Ambassador to South Korea has resigned after he was accused of sexual harassment a few months ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs said ...

New temporary isolation facilities in Metro Manila ready for occupancy -- Dizon
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
Three hotels in Metro Manila that will serve as temporary isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients with no symptoms or mild symptoms are now ready for occupancy, an official said Saturday.

Davao garden resort turns to farming amid COVID-19 economic blow
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
One agri-ecotourism resort in Davao City used to provide nature escapes to local and foreign visitors with its world-class hospitality experience offering from dining, accommodation, recreation to wellness activities before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline extended for motorcycle barrier rule
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
The deadline for installing barriers that will allow riding in tandem on motorcycles has been moved to July 26, authorities said Saturday. Back riding is strictly for husbands and wives, common-law couples,

Drug trafficker killed, P1.6 million worth of shabu seized in Cotabato raid
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
State agents seized P1.6 million worth of shabu from three large-scale drug traffickers in an entrapment operation Friday in North Cotabato province.

Pandemic highlights PHL property problems for poor Pinoys
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-18
Business activities like construction shut down and Mojica was left with no job. Then his wife died of complications related to asthma at the height of the lockdown. As a single parent ...

Lagundi being tested vs COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital clinical trials on lagundi as treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are set to start after the UP-PGH ethics committee issued clearance for the tests, Science ...

Lagundi being tested vs COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital clinical trials on lagundi as treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are set to start after the UP-PGH ethics committee issued clearance for the tests, Science ...

NBI cites rise in cyber-libel raps amid Bong Go complaint
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- There has been a "significant increase" in the cyber-libel complaints filed by the public and several government officials over the past months, the ...

RBG's Cancer Returns; She's Still Working
Medscape - 2020-07-17
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday she is on a course of chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of cancer after lesions were found on her liver. Her chemotherapy treatment is often given when pancreatic cancer spreads. She was first treated ...

Microsoft is giving retail employees until July 26 to meet certain conditions to keep their jobs, find new roles, or resign, sources say
Business Insider - 2020-07-17
A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Good Subscriber Account active since DOW S&P 500 NASDAQ 100 Last month, Microsoft announced it would permanently close all of its retail stores and shift its focus to digital sales. Employees ...

Earthwork construction could release cancer-causing fibers into the air
UPI.com - 2020-07-17
July 17 (UPI) --Earthwork construction may pose a significant health risk, according to new research. During construction, small, needlelike fibers from the mineral erionite can become released from disturbed bedrock. When inhaled, these mineral fibers can ...

CDC Says Three COVID-19 Symptoms Are Most Common
Medscape - 2020-07-17
Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. While a wide range of symptoms can accompany the coronavirus, the CDC says a large majority of patients in a recent study exhibited one of three symptoms ...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Cancer Again, Says She Will Remain On The Court
NPR - 2020-07-17
The Supreme Court justice revealed she on Friday that she had begun a course of chemotherapy on May 19. In a statement, she said she is still able to do her job "full steam."

Ansys CEO Declares Super Power Of Simulation To Speed EVs To Market
Forbes - 2020-07-17
The head of Pennsylvania tech company Ansys Inc.says the simulations it develops give auto engineers a special super power that can bring electric vehicles to market sooner.

Following Funds From The Twitter Hack & Bitcoin Scam - Affecting Joe Biden, Elon Musk, And Others
Forbes - 2020-07-17
Using publicly available data to track the movement of Bitcoin from the massive Twitter Hack, and the public sentiment regarding the incident.

COVID-19 cases in Northern Luzon provinces rise
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
Several provinces in Northern Luzon have recorded a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases. The Department of Health said 17 cases were recorded in La Union yesterday. Eight of the cases are from Caba,

Brian Hall, who Amazon Web Services sued for taking a job at Google Cloud, appears to be cleared to work
Business Insider - 2020-07-17
Brian Hall, who AWS sued for allegedly violating a noncompete agreement by taking a similar job at Google Cloud, is no longer a "VP in purgatory."

Stocks retreat anew on lack of market catalysts
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
Share prices slumped anew as the absence of positive catalysts forced investors to stay on the sidelines, traders said yesterday.

How Carolyn Everson made Facebook an ad juggernaut, with ski trips, cocktails, and exclusive clubs
Business Insider - 2020-07-17
Her hire and development of Facebook's exclusive client council and Marketing Partners groups helped cement the company's power.

EU realigning 15 million financing for COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
The European Union plans to realign 15 million euros or approximately P844 million of its financing assistance to the Philippines for coronavirus disease 2019 response efforts.

Coca-Cola, DTI offer loans for small retailers
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
Cola Philippines has partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry and two microfinancial institutions to implement the P157-million lending program for small retailers hit hard by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

DTI grants automatic PS license renewal
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will automatically renew the Philippine Standard (PS) licenses of manufacturers expiring this year to help alleviate the impact and reduce the risk of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID ...

Manila to set up drive-thru testing at Quirino Grandstand
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
The Manila city government will put up another drive-thru testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 at the Quirino Grandstand to test more people for COVID-19.

DOH endorses quarantine breach case vs Koko to NBI, PNP
philstar.com - 2020-07-17
The Department of Health has endorsed to the National Bureau of Investigation and Philippine National Police the complaint against Sen. Koko Pimentel for allegedly breaching quarantine protocols.

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