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Poe tells govt, other sectors to work together to end discrimination
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Grace Poe is urging the government and other concerned sectors to work together to end discrimination against women. Poe made the call as she lamented the challenges women face in asserting their leadership roles in society. "To bring on change, we need inspiring individuals, but we also need a grassroots movement.

4 PNPA cadets charged in alleged hazing of plebe
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- Four cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) have been charged with violation of the Anti-Hazing Law for the alleged maltreatment of plebe John Desiderio. According to police report, the case was filed before the provincial prosecutor in Imus City, Cavite on November 14. The ...

36 Japanese nationals arrested in Makati for telecom fraud
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport 36 Japanese nationals who were caught engaging in voice phishing operations in Makati City. The BI in a statement on Friday said the foreigners were arrested in a hotel on Wednesday. Authorities conducted the raid targeting fugitives Nobuki Oshita ...

Ford's new Mustang is an electric SUV
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-15
(CNN) -- On Sunday, Ford will announce what is possibly the biggest change ever in the 55-year history of the Mustang. The automaker will unveil a vehicle bearing the Mustang brand that's not a two-door car. Called the Ford Mustang Mach-E, it's a fully electric crossover SUV that will wear the Mustang's chrome pony. Ford has apparently learned ...

EU bank to focus solely on clean energy sources starting in 2022
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-15
(CNN) -- The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced Thursday that it will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects at the end of 2021, adding in a statement that future financing will focus on accelerating innovations in clean energy. "We will stop financing fossil fuels and we will launch the most ambitious climate investment strategy ...

ADB approves $300-million anti-poverty loan to LGUs
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-15
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300- million policy-based loan to support local government units (LGUs) boost economic growth and reduce poverty. The loan will be used for the Local Governance Reform Program (LGRP) subprogram, which aims to equip LGUs with the ability to deliver better government services. Improved government ...

Tencent vs. Alibaba: Why one Chinese titan is slumping while the other soars
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-15
(CNN) -- Chinese giant Tencent is in a slump. The company's stock fell 2.3% in Hong Kong on Thursday, making it the day's worst performer on the Hang Seng Index. It was also Tencent's biggest daily percentage drop in three weeks. Investors were dispirited by a lackluster earnings report. On Wednesday in New York, the WeChat owner said that net ...

PDEA refutes Robredo on China as main source of illegal drugs in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Chief Aaron Aquino debunked the reports received by Vice President Leni Robredo that China is the top source of illegal drugs in the country. Aquino, who also serves as Robredo's co-chair in the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), said the ...

De Lima files bill protecting commuters against abusive drivers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A bill eyeing to protect commuters from abusive drivers and to establish standards for services of public utility vehicles (PUVs) has been filed at the Senate. Opposition ...

Revilla hits TV comeback critics: Haters gonna hate
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. took a swipe at his critics Friday, as he defended his much-criticized television comeback. "Haters are going to hate, and bashers are going to bash," Revilla said in a statement. "The truth is out there and it is their choice to side with lies and falsehood.

Magnitude 4.3 quake rattles Occidental Mindoro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled parts of Occidental Mindoro on Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake struck at 9 ...

Generating Leads through Conversations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-15
As technology pervades more and more aspects of our daily lives, we constantly strive to make each connection meaningful. And often, it begins with a simple conversation. Beyond using messaging ...

Tropical Storm Ramon gains strength, nears Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines - Tropical Storm Ramon slightly intensified as it nears Luzon on Friday, the state weather bureau said Friday. In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric ...

2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. The gunfire began around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in suburban Santa Clarita, where ...

S&P 500 ekes out record high after listless day of trading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
A day of listless trading on Wall Street ended Thursday with another record high for the S&P 500. The benchmark index notched its third consecutive gain after spending most of the day wavering between small gains and losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq composite also budged little, capping the day with miniscule drops.

The new Motorola Razr is $1,500 but OMG I must have it
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-14
(CNN) -- It's a flip phone in an age when no one makes calls anymore. The camera isn't great. The battery life stinks. The screen is plastic. The processor is slow. It's superdupercrazy expensive (think an iPhone 11, then double that). But ... I kinda want the new Motorola Razr. Motorola has brought back the Razr, the legendary flip phone from ...

Instagram is now testing hiding likes worldwide
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-14
(CNN) -- Some Instagram users around the world will have to kiss their likes goodbye. On Thursday, Instagram announced it is now expanding its months-long test to hide like counts to the rest of ...

CamSur bears brunt of Tropical Storm Ramon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
NAGA CITY--Landslides and flash floods caused by heavy rain from Tropical Storm "Ramon" drove more than 400 people to flee their homes in Camarines Sur province on Thursday, according to disaster management officials. Ferry services have also remained suspended since Wednesday after most of Bicol was placed under Storm Signal No. 2 ...

Pasig River rehab agency abolished
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
Describing the historic Pasig River as "uncleanable" President Rodrigo Duterte has abolished the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) and consolidated all its current efforts to improve existing waterways in Metro Manila. Executive Order No. 93 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea transfers the functions of the PRRC to ...

Ayala makes $237.5-M gamble in biggest Filipino investment in Myanmar
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
"Ayala is one of the foremost conglomerates in the Philippines; a family business that has endured generations of change, while maintaining a stellar track record in many sectors across the econom

Dominguez: Strong PH economy to counter global slack
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
The Philippine economy is "ready to soar" after a strong performance in the third quarter and will likely grow by 6 percent or above for the rest of the Duterte presidency despite the international trade friction and other global challenges, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. The massive rollout of the "Build, Build ...

Fruitas sets IPO price, seeks to raise P1B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
Fruitas grew its business from a single fruit juice stall in SM Manila in 2002. Today, it owns 900 stores across 20 brands. It operates fruit shakes under Fruitas, coconut beverages under Buko ni Fruitas, meat-filled pastries under De Original Jamaican Pattie, and lemonade Johnn Lemon. It is also behind Sabroso Lechon, Juice Avenue, Black Pearl ...

FirstGen sees record performance in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
Its hydro power business racked up $8 million, up 160 percent. Consolidated revenue from the sale of electricity rose by 11 percent to $1.6 billion, accounting for 63 percent of total, thanks to higher average natural gas prices as well as improved plant dispatch.

Phoenix bottom line fell 30% in January to September
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. saw its net income for the first three quarters drop 30 percent year-on-year to P918 million this year from P1.3 billion perviously, which was blamed partly on ...

Facebook, Instagram Challenge Paypal With New Donation Tools
Forbes - 2019-11-14
21 June 2019, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart: The Facebook app is displayed on the screen of an ... [+] iPhone. Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa (Photo by Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook announced three new products on Thursday that will make it easier for people to donate to charities and ...

Employees are jittery about WPP consolidation news and Accenture winning the Kimberly-Clark business
Business Insider - 2019-11-14
Sources told Business Insider they expected some downsizing, which is standard practice for agencies. Forrester called the consolidation necessary.

Officials warn about the dangers of using public USB charging stations
ZDNet - 2019-11-14
Travelers are advised to avoid using public USB power charging stations in airports, hotels, and other locations because they may contain dangerous malware, the Los Angeles District Attorney said in a security alert published last week. USB connections were designed to work as both data and power transfer mediums, with no strict barrier between ...

How 5G Could Help First Responders Save More Lives
Inc - 2019-11-14
Editor's Note: There's been a lot of hype about 5G technology. We spoke to some of the most successful entrepreneurs to see how they're adopting 5G today and preparing for a transition in the future. In the not-too-distant future, first responders will be able to recreate a traffic accident seconds after it occurs. Instead of arriving at the ...

Silicon Valley Institute Of Technology Launched A Global Scholarship For Women To Bring Exceptional Talent To Silicon Valley
Forbes - 2019-11-14
Silicon Valley may be oversaturated, but it still holds a glimmering appeal for those on the outside who want a piece of the tech mecca. Coined as a "startup heaven" for boasting superior networking and financing opportunities, many people are actually leaving the area due to high costs of living and operating. Even though people are ...

AMLC stays on guard vs illegal use of cryptocurrencies
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) is stepping up its campaign against money launderers, as well as terrorist supporters and facilitators who are now exploiting the cyberspace through the use of cryptocurrency in their illicit activities. AMLC Secretariat executive director Mel Georgie Racela said in his welcome ...

DOF sees no need to amend rice tariff law
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will not repeal nor suspend the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law, as measures are already being implemented to address the challenges posed by the law to rice farmers, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). While emphasizing the benefits of Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Liberalization ...

ADB approves $300 million policy loan for LGUs
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million policy-based loan for the Philippines to support efforts at improving the services provided by local government units (LGUs). The loan is provided under the Local Governance Reform Program (LGRP) subprogram 1 which was designed to capacitate LGUs to ...

Fruitas prices IPO at P1.68 per share
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Fruitas Holdings Inc. (FHI), a food and beverage kiosk operator in the Philippines, has priced its initial public offering (IPO) at P1.68 per share. BDO Capital & Investment Corp. president Eduardo V. Francisco said the company agreed to price the issue at P1.68 per share to ensure a healthy performance of the stock upon ...

FWD Philippine launches digital platform
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Fast-growing insurer FWD Philippines ... The policy also comes with a reward--six months of access to KonsultaMD, a health hotline service that provides 24/7 unlimited telemedicine access to licensed Filipino doctors providing medical advice, anytime, anywhere. KanLive is a life insurance policy that provides a death ...

Ayala makes landmark investment in Myanmar
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala Corp. has forged a new deal with the Yoma Group, led by the Pun family, in a milestone transaction touted as the biggest ever investment by a Philippine conglomerate in Myanmar. The Yoma Group sold 20 percent interest in each of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. (YSH) and Myanmar-listed First Myanmar Investment Public ...

More storm signals lifted as 'Ramon' moves closer to land
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) - Storm signals have been lifted as tropical storm Ramon continues its northwest path. In its 11 p.m. update, PAGASA said signal number 2 over Catanduanes has been downgraded to signal number 1. Other areas under the same storm signal are the southeastern portion of Cagayan (Peñablanca and Baggao ...

Walmart plans to roll out its first self-serve advertising tools to steal away Amazon's core advertisers. Here's everything we know about it.
Business Insider - 2019-11-14
The tools signal Walmart's big ambitions to grow its advertising business, which has relied on direct relationships with sales reps up until now.

B&H dodged millions in taxes, New York attorney general alleges
The Verge - 2019-11-14
Photography and video equipment retailer B&H knowingly failed to pay millions of dollars in sales taxes due in New York, according to a lawsuit filed today by the state attorney general. The suit alleges that, since 2006, B&H has offered "instant rebate" deals to customers. Under those deals, a manufacturer offers to reimburse a company ...

DMCI income fell 11% in January-September on weak contribution of coal miner
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-14
"We had a strong third quarter but we still expect negative growth for the full year because of the scheduled shutdown of Calaca Units 1 and 2, low coal prices and lower construction accomplishments in our real-estate business," DMCI Chairman and President Isidro A. Consunji said. For the nine months, core net income contributions from ...

7 nannies who work for the rich and powerful share one thing they wish their bosses knew -- but would never tell them
Business Insider - 2019-11-14
"You did not have to put so much pressure on them with schoolwork and being the best at everything all the time."

New blood test marks progress in battle against sepsis
Medical News Today - 2019-11-14
A new blood test could save lives in the treatment of sepsis. It assesses five markers in the blood to predict who is at low, medium, and high risk of death. With this knowledge, doctors could start treating the serious condition much earlier and with more precision. Share on Pinterest New research details how a blood test could help predict ...

Jollibee income falls 25% in January-September, pulled by Red Ribbon, Smashburger
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-14
The trademarks and related intellectual property were valued at $354 million. This yet excludes other assets. mainly fixed assets of the CBTL business, the company said. "The legal structure of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is being redesigned for fast growth both in the United States and in Asia, to be driven mainly by franchising. This is in ...

GrabFood sets eyes on 10 markets in 2020
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-14
GRABFOOD, the online food delivery arm of super app Grab, aims to expand to at least 10 markets in the Philippines by 2020, as it gears up for a path of profitability supported by a "very sustainable" business model. Edward Joseph de la Vega, who heads GrabFood Philippines, said his group will foray into more cities in the country to ...

DILG to LGUs: Crack down on vandals
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed local government units (LGUs) to fully enforce ordinances against vandalism after activists defaced the newly cleaned Lagusnilad underpass in Manila. "LGUs should... see to it that they strictly enforce their laws on vandalism so that vandals will ...

Army donates 2-day meal allowance to quake victims
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Army yesterday turned over a check worth P9.2 million as donation to earthquake victims in Mindanao. The amount represents the meal allowance of Army soldiers for two days. Army chief Lt. Gen. Macairog Alberto led the turnover of the check to 10th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr. and ...

GrabFood to service 10 more cities
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Super app Grab is looking to further bolster the network of its online food delivery platform next year following a successful first year of operation. GrabFood Philippines head EJ dela Vega said in a briefing yesterday that the company intends to expand to at least 10 more new cities by next year. GrabFood has already ...

8 soldiers wounded in Sulu clash with Abus
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Eight soldiers were wounded in an encounter with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Wednesday. Personnel of the Joint Task Force Sulu encountered an undetermined number of bandits led by Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in Barangay Buhanginan at around 10:40 a.m., Maj. Arvin John Encinas, spokesman for the Western ...

Cagayan agri, Infra damage due to Quiel hits P1.8 billion
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Damage to agriculture and infrastructure in this province due to tropical storm Quiel amounted to P1.8 billion, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. A PDRRMO report showed that P1.63 billion worth of infrastructure facilities and P200 million in crops and livestock ...

Phoenix Petroleum profit declines 30% in 9 months
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. posted a 30 percent lower profit in the first nine months of the year amid higher costs from increased fuel premiums. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Dennis Uy-led firm said its net income dropped to P918 million from P1.317 billion in the same period last year.

Contractor cements both sides of Makati road
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Amapola street in Barangay Pembo, Makati City are up in arms after a contractor poured concrete on both sides of the street. A netizen posted on Facebook a photo of the street, marred with footprints of residents who were left with no choice but to step on the wet concrete. "How can residents of Amapola ...

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