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Motorcycle rider dies in bus crash
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A motorcycle rider died after being run over by a passenger bus in Quezon City yesterday morning. Fitch Burch dela Cruz, 32, was pronounced dead on arrival at the General Malvar Hospital. Police said Dela Cruz was on a motorcycle heading to Philcoa when he was hit and run over by a Golden Dragon bus along the southbound ...

JoyRide raring for trial run in bid to challenge Angkas
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Upcoming motorcycle taxi service JoyRide is raring to go and challenge Angkas, seeking immediate government approval for its inclusion in an ongoing trial run which seeks to determine the viability of having two-wheeled vehicles operate for public transport. JoyRide is a service to be offered by We Move Things ...

Law on inheritance tackled in seminar
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Center for Global Best Practices is launching a pioneering program titled, "Inheritance and Disinheritance Law of the Philippines" on Dec. 5 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Complex, Pasay City. The one-day training will provide participants a comprehensive understanding of the general principles as well ...

Maynilad mulls Putatan 4 amid Kaliwa delay
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
Manila, Phillipines -- West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Services Inc. is now studying the possibility of a fourth Putatan plant if government will continue to face delay in building the flagship Kaliwa Dam. Maynilad president and chief executive officer Ramoncito Fernandez said the water firm might consider a Putatan 4, which would also tap ...

CCT eyed for subsidy of garments labor pay
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-11
Aside from Fobap, the proposal to incentivize employment in the garments industry is backed by the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines, Garment Business Association of the Philippines, Textile Millers Association of the Philippines and the Garment Manufacturers Association of the Philippines. Based on data from the Philippine ...

WeWork is reportedly talking with T-Mobile's famously eccentric boss John Legere about taking over as CEO
Business Insider - 2019-11-11
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is reportedly being considered as a future CEO of WeWork, the embattled office-sharing company.

What medications cause hair loss?
Medical News Today - 2019-11-11
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Many different factors contribute to this condition, including certain medications. Doctors refer to alopecia that occurs as a side effect of medication as drug-induced alopecia. Drug-induced alopecia can affect any part of the scalp or body. The extent and duration of hair loss depend on the ...

Frequent pot smokers at greater risk of stroke, heart problems
UPI.com - 2019-11-11
Smoking pot doesn't do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows. Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who don't partake, the first study found. They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according to the second study. Both ...

Japanese embassy donates X-ray machine to PCG
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard will now be able to minimize risking lives or limbs of PCG personnel in determining if a package contains explosives by using the mobile X-ray machine donated by the Japanese embassy. PCG spokesman Capt. Armand Balilo said yesterday the X-ray machine would allow them to easily check the ...

Mang Inasal brings its 600th Store to Lipa City, Batangas
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-11
Lipa City Vice-Mayor Mark Luancing (center) and Atty. Willy Rivera (second to the right) pose for a posterity shot at the Mang Inasal jeepney. They are joined by JFC Country Business Group Head for the Philippines Joseph Tanbuntiong (third from left), MI Business Unit Head Jojo Subido (second from left) and Franchisee Eric Reyes (left ...

DOE drawing up template for competitive biddings
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) will come out with a standard template for power distributors to conduct competitive biddings to avoid issues and ensure the least cost of electricity. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the agency is currently working on a competitive selection process (CSP) template to be followed by all ...

Moreno closes filthy Divisoria sidewalk to vendors
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday ordered Ilaya street in Divisoria cleared of vendors around the clock after they failed to keep their surroundings clean. He issued the directive to officials of the Manila Police District and Department of Public Services after he found the street littered with sacks of trash during an ...

Uber's Kalanick sells 21% of his stake after share lockup expires
Reuters - 2019-11-11
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) co-founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick has sold nearly 21% of his stake in the ride-hailing company following the expiry of a so-called lockup period, a regulatory filing from late Friday showed. Kalanick sold more than 20 million shares, worth nearly $547 million, according to the filing.

BuCor chief to crooks: Go ahead, kill me
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) director Gerald Bantag Jr. yesterday dared his men to kill him if they found his methods to spur reforms in the prison agency unacceptable. Bantag threatened to relieve corrupt BuCor personnel who opposed the changes being implemented at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). "Expect more heads to ...

American-Canadian rape suspect falls
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced yesterday the arrest of an American-Canadian man who fled to Malaysia after he was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Subic, Zambales in March last year. Fouad Bounab, 54, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday night ...

Magnitude 4.4 quake jolts Isabela
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
ISABELA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook parts of Isabela yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. Phivolcs said the tremor occurred at around 8:28 a.m., with its epicenter located some 33 kilometers southeast of Palanan. The tremor was felt at Intensity 2 in Palanan. Two aftershocks with ...

Flu vaccination rates in children, teens remain low
UPI.com - 2019-11-11
Nov. 11 (UPI) --Too few American parents are having their children vaccinated against influenza each year, researchers say after an analysis of data. In spite of the severity of recent flu seasons, and advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Barangay, SK polls postponement bill ready for enactment
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections is now ready for signing into law. The Senate and the House of Representatives ratified yesterday the bicameral conference report of Senate Bill 1043 and House Bill 4933. "Ratification of the bicameral conference report is of utmost importance ...

EastWest Bank boosts 9-month profit by 43%
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Earnings of East West Banking Corp. saw a double digit growth in the first nine months on the back of higher core revenues, improved margins, higher trading gains and lower credit costs. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), the Gotianun-led bank said its net income for the January to September period ...

Veterans Bank, DepEd tie up
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA,Philippines -- Philippine Veterans Bank and the Department of Education have signed an agreement for the opening and maintenance of bank accounts for non-implementing unit schools (non-IUs). Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the memorandum of agreement would implement the circular on the management of cash advances to DepEd non ...

Input VAT attributable to zero-rated sales: Gross income deductible?
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
What comes to mind when we talk about excess, unutilized input value-added tax (VAT) that can be allowed as deduction to gross income for tax purposes are the following: input VAT from VAT exempt transactions, input VAT of non-VAT registered persons, and the excess of the actual input VAT from government sales to the seven percent standard ...

Japanese fintech acquires Philippine remittances, forex firm
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA,Philippines -- Tokyo-based Digital Wallet Corp. (DWC) has dipped its hands into the remittance and foreign exchange businesses in the Philippines via the acquisition of Speed Money Transfer Philippines Inc. (SMTP) that has been renamed Digital Wallet Philippines. DWC founder and chief executive officer Eiji Miyakawa told The STAR the ...

FDI inflows slow for 6th month
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Net inflow of foreign direct investments (FDIs) slowed down for the sixth consecutive month in August as uncertainties in the global market continued to dampen investor sentiment, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday. According to the latest data from the central bank, FDIs in August posted a net ...

Renewed US-China trade concerns dampen stocks
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices retreated yesterday on the back of renewed uncertainties on the US-China trade war. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index(PSEi) dropped by 0.69 percent or 56.38 points to close at 8,009.38, while the broader All Shares Index fell 0.71 percent or 34.52 points to end at 4,789.28. "Shares closed lower ...

Rediscount loans rise in October
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-11
For their part, lenders can opt to use fresh cash -- whether in peso, dollar, or yen -- to disburse more loans for corporate or retail clients and service unexpected withdrawals. The central bank said in a statement Monday the bulk of the loans during the first ten months of the year were used to fund other credits, amounting to 65.13% of the ...

Reaping the rewards of sustainable potato farming
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-11
The program also aligns with the conglomerate-wide transformation of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. to put sustainability at the core of its business. The Miarayon farmers were able to harvest around 250,000 metric tons (MT) of table potatoes from more than 5,000 seeds per hectare. If they can sell their produce for the farm gate price of P45 per ...

Senate asks admin to drop plan to liberalize the sugar industry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Liberalization will be "the nail that will seal the coffin of the sugar industry in the country." Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri stressed this point on ...

Egyptian transport start-up targets Philippines, Bangladesh after Pakistan launch
YAHOO! - 2019-11-11
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Swvl, an Egyptian startup with an app to book bus tickets, plans to launch operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh by the end ... Swvl Pakistan responded with a statement saying the company always carried out its business in a lawful manner and was committed to complying with the region's laws.

Duterte to go home to Davao for 3 days, will continue working
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will go back to Davao on Tuesday, and stay home for around three days. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in a new ...

Robredo tackles best practices in anti-drug campaign with UN office
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- Vice President Leni Robredo said Monday she has met with a representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Robredo's chief ...

Pagasa: LPA may intensify into a storm on Tuesday or Wednesday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The low-pressure area east of Catanduanes may develop into a storm on Tuesday or Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services ...

John Gokongwei and Q3 GDP
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-11
On May 24 this year, Robina gave a lecture among members of UPSEAA and among the topics she discussed were "The Ten Commandments of Running a Family Business, the Gokongwei Way." Among such commandments are: No work no pay. No in-laws. No moonlighting. There can be only one boss. Being family is no guarantee of employment. Give the next ...

Did Vice-President Leni Robredo just make a bad judgment?
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-11
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E-commerce companies cash in on '11.11' shopping bonanza
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- E-commerce companies started on Monday their annual "11-11" sale, offering hugely discounted items to Filipino shoppers amid robust demand ahead of the Christmas shopping season. Online stores had everything discounted from gadgets and appliances to potato chips in a bid to corner more consumers, heating up ...

Senate approves creation of Malasakit Centers in all public hospitals
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- The Senate approved Monday a bill that seeks to create a one-stop shop for medical and financial assistance in all public hospitals. Voting 18-0, the upper chamber passed Senate Bill 1076 which seeks to establish so-called "Malasakit Centers" in all hospitals of the Health department and the ...

Around P8-B needed to repair calamity-hit schools, DepEd says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday said it would need at least P8 billion to repair, rehabilitate or reconstruct schools damaged by calamities in the past few years. DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua said the agency is still finding where to source the fund to be used for these calamity-hit schools. "More or ...

DFA confirms 2 Filipinos kidnapped in West Africa
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs said two Filipino seafarers have been abducted in West Africa. A statement from the DFA Monday said they received word of the kidnapping from the Philippine Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria which stated a piracy incident resulted in the abduction which happened ...

Canadian-American man wanted for rape arrested at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A Canadian-American man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Subic was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Monday. BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said 54-year-old Fouad Bounab reportedly fled the country to Malaysia to avoid prosecution ...

White House executive chef Cristeta Pasia Comerford receives an honorary degree from UP
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- The University of the Philippines conferred on Monday an honorary degree to the White House's Filipino-American executive chef. Cristeta Pasia Comerford, who graduated from the UP with a degree in Food Technology, received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa at the Diliman campus.

LIST: Canceled flights on Nov. 11
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Some domestic flights were canceled on Monday afternoon as inclement weather is being experienced in parts of the country. The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said the following flights were canceled as of 3 p.m.: In its advisory on Monday, the weather bureau said light to moderate rains and thunderstorms ...

Job-creating investments in PH continue decline for 6th month in a row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
Job-creating long term equity investments in the Philippines dropped sharply in August and declined by almost as much in the first eight months of the year, as global economic uncertainties ...

Pasay City bans vaping in public spaces
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- The Pasay City government has banned the use of vaping products in public places. City Ordinance 6061 strictly regulates the use of vaping devices throughout the city. "It is high time to impose stricter measures on these substances to protect the youth and the general public against the ill ...

Foreign investments dip further in August
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- Foreigners scaled down their long-term bets again on the Philippines over jitters about the global market, with investments dipping to a three-year low in August, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. Foreign direct investments (FDIs) totaled $416 million for the month, down 45.1 percent ...

Son of Philippine billionaire, Lucio Tan Jr. dies at 53
NIKKEI - 2019-11-11
MANILA -- Lucio Tan Jr., the son of the Philippines sixth richest man Lucio C. Tan, and the president of Philippine Airlines Holdings, died Monday at the age of 53. Tan was rushed to hospital on Saturday after collapsing "during a basketball game," according to a company spokesperson. "Bong was a son, husband, father, friend and, most ...

Egyptian transport start-up targets Philippines, Bangladesh after Pakistan launch
Reuters - 2019-11-11
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Swvl, an Egyptian startup with an app to book bus tickets, plans to launch operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh by the end of next year, a senior official said.

Velasco: Cayetano to honor term-sharing deal
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano will hand over his position next year, his slated successor Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco said ...

Vaping in public now banned in Pasay
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The government of Pasay City is now prohibiting the use of vaping devices in public spaces. Under City Ordinance 6061, vaping is banned in hospitals, healthcare centers, educational and recreational facilities. The local ordinance also prohibits selling of electronic cigarettes to or by minors. The use of vaping devices ...

Mayor Isko Moreno shuts down sidewalk stalls in Divisoria due to filth
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Monday ordered the closure of sidewalk stalls in Ylaya Street in Divisoria due to improper waste management. Moreno conducted a surprise inspection on early morning and reproached vendors and police officers for the litter in the area.

Boat stuck above Niagara Falls for over a century moves downriver
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MONTREAL, Canada -- An iron boat stuck above Niagara Falls for more than a century has moved because of severe weather, a park official said. "We think it's about 50 meters (yards) down the river from its original location," Jim Hill, senior manager of heritage for Niagara Parks, said in a video posted online, adding that the vessel "flipped ...

Koronadal City, Globe Business launch Korona-911 emergency hotline
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
Globe Telecom, through its enterprise arm Globe Business, and the City Government of Koronadal launch the Korona-911 emergency hotline, an all-in-one emergency communication for information ...

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