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Ice Cream: making the world a nicer place

ICE CREAM inevitably leads to sweet experiences: mostly because it helps to make you sweeter (in disposition, and through the perception of others, mind you) as a person. Five studies from The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that “people believed strangers who liked sweet foods... were also higher in agreeableness.”.....»»

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Technology seen to improve social enterprises

GAWAD KALINGA (GK) Enchanted Farm said technology can be incorporated in social enterprises’ operations to reduce costs and improve efficiency......»»

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Trump’s trade war makes global slowdown even worse

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s trade war is chilling business investment, confidence and trade flows across the world, a development that foreign leaders and business executives say is worsening a global economic slowdown that was already under way......»»

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MPIC eyes $2-billion valuation in hospital subsidiary stake sale

MANILA — Philippines’ Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) expects its hospital unit to be valued at $2 billion as it sells a minority stake in the health care group, its chairman said on Wednesday......»»

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DTI, DICT tap blockchain firm

MONSOON Blockchain Storage, Inc. has partnered with two government agencies to provide support and consultancy services on how to leverage blockchain technology in various areas of operations......»»

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Clark sports complex to be completed by Aug.

CLARK, Pampanga — AlloyMTD Philippines, the contractor of the 9,450-hectare New Clark City, is expected to complete the 40-hectare sports complex by Aug. 31, ahead of the government’s target of Oct. 15......»»

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Trade tensions kick Asian business confidence to 10-year low — survey

MUMBAI -- Confidence among Asian companies in the June quarter fell to its lowest since the 2008-09 financial crisis, as a US-China trade war disrupts global supply chains and shows little sign of easing soon, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey found......»»

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REIT rules to be released by July

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it can release guidelines on the issuance of real estate investment trusts (REITs) as early as July, without changing the minimum public ownership (MPO) requirement......»»

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May marks 7th straight month of BoP surplus

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) registered a surplus for the seventh consecutive month due to inflows from the central bank’s foreign exchange operations and income from its investments abroad that were partially offset by state foreign debt payments, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Wednesday......»»

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PHL growth forecast cut after weak Q1

THE ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has slashed its Philippine growth forecast for this year following the “weak” economic expansion in the first quarter, which was dragged by the delay in the passage of the 2019 national budget......»»

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Yellow Box and counterflow

A report, citing records from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), noted that in 2017, the top traffic violations nationwide were the following: Not wearing seatbelt; Failure to wear helmet; No OR/CR on hand; Driving without license; Unregistered/invalid motor vehicle registration; Reckless driving; Obstruction; No spare tire; Axle overloading; Student driver operation motor vehicle without accompanying licensed driver......»»

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From foundation to innovation

Data is very much in the spotlight in today’s business environment. We se it in how organizations are moving towards automating their data-related processes in order to minimize their output error rate, reduce the cost of data remediation, and maximize insights. There has also been a surge in the demand for data professionals such as data scientists and engineers to better analyze unstructured pieces of data and turn them into valuable information (e.g., reliable trends, forecasts and projections)......»»

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PSA projects 6.5% decline in 2nd quarter palay output

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said it estimates a 6.5% year-on-year decline in output of palay, or unmilled rice, in the second quarter, to 3.83 million metric tons (MMT), due to the continuing impact of El Niño......»»

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Labor secretary urges worker skill upgrades to head off inequality

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said Filipino workers must upgrade their skills in the face of technological disruption, warning that mismanaging the technology transition will widen inequality......»»

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Transport terminals required to provide free internet, ‘sanitary’ toilet facilities

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a measure requiring transport terminals to provide free internet services and clean restrooms, officials said......»»

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New Congress to look into power shortage

THE next Congress will look into warnings of a power shortage caused by the Supreme Court ruling requiring distribution utilities to implement a competitive selection process for their power supply agreements (PSA), a senator overseeing the chamber’s energy committee said......»»

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BSP focused on improving FDI environment — Diokno

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is committed to ensuring a favorable environment for foreign investors by achieving “price stability, a sound external payments position, financial stability, and an efficient payment system,” Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said......»»

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Over $200M Japan loan signed for Mindanao road projects

THE Philippines signed a $202.04 million loan agreement with Japan to fund the Road Network Development Project in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao late Tuesday......»»

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Government urged to phase in teacher pay hike

BUSINESS groups said the government should implement any pay hike for public school teachers in phases in order to keep inflation contained and not hinder the government’s other spending priorities......»»

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Self-rated poverty drops to record-low 38% in March — SWS

THE Social Weather Stations (SWS) polling organization reported that 38% of Filipinos rated themselves as poor in a March survey, the lowest in the history of the survey and down from 50% in December 2018......»»

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