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Orama Minimal Frames enters PHL market
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-14
Mr. Flamant noted that they do have corporate clients as they currently doing a hotel in Dubai. "Every local market [like] the Philippines, Korea or China has always had specific needs...[but] we generally have solutions. In the Philippines, I would specifically think about very strong winds...these are also requirements we face in all the ...

PSEi gains as trade talks move forward
philstar.com - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market opened the week on a strong note, hoping that the US-China trade talks would move forward this time. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 34.35 points, or 0.43 percent, to settle at 7,884.29, while the broader All Shares index also rose 17.60 points, or 0.37 percent, to finish at ...

Keppel units sell shares to Jetson Realty
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-14
The sale resulted to JRDC owning 72.77 shares or 99.5% of BHSI, and BHSI ceasing to become an associate of KEP. BHSI is the investment arm of home developer KEP, which is mainly engaged in the business of acquiring, owning or holding, whether directly or indirectly, shares of stocks, debentures or securities of condominium units. "BHSI is an ...

BSP boosts lending transparency measures
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-14
The circular allows communication of lending requirements and information through methods such as posters, brochures, pamphlets, leaflets, educational videos, corporate websites, infographics, and social media platforms. "Said information must be conspicuously displayed and made available at all times, in physical or electronic format ...

Ascent rolls out digital platform for booking helicopter flights
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-14
Ascent Chief Executive Officer Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff said the platform aims to offer convenience to Ascent users who want to skip the traffic and access business and leisure destinations "in a matter of minutes." "Apart from providing helicopter flights up to a tenth of a cost more affordable than regular charter flights, we aim to ...

Air Pollution Linked To 'Missed' Miscarriages In China: Study
International Business Times - 2019-10-14
Exposure to airborne pollutants increases the risk of "missed" miscarriages in which a fetus dies without a pregnant woman experiencing any noticeable symptoms, researchers said Monday. Previous studies have shown a correlation between air pollution and pregnancy complications, but the new research -- published in Nature Sustainability journal ...

Readiness For The Future Must Begin At The Academe
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-14
For the academe, there is a pressure and urgency to stay relevant: by making sure that graduates develop competencies required of a constantly changing business landscape. Naturally, the private sector would prefer to hire future-ready professionals instead of spending for their upscaling. This is where academe-industry partnerships become more ...

Top Microsoft exec says online privacy has reached 'a crisis point'
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
(CNN) -- Microsoft president Brad Smith thinks it's time antitrust laws are updated for the digital age. Rather than the traditional method of calculating a company's market share, Smith said regulators should also consider how much consumer data it possesses when determining whether it is a monopoly. That method could spell trouble for the ...

DILG chief to ask LGUs to lift ban on FDA-approved pork products
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) - Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said Monday he will issue a memorandum encouraging local government units to lift the ban on processed pork products registered with the Food and Drugs Administration. FDA is mandated to ensure the safety of products ...

BJMP embraces proposal to expand its jurisdiction to more jails
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said on Monday that the proposal to give the bureau jurisdiction over provincial and sub-provincial jails will lead to a more effective management of the penal system. In a statement, the BJMP said that the "fragmented" set-up in the penal system impedes sound ...

Parts of Luzon to experience moderate to heavy rain on Monday afternoon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
In an advisory posted 3:32 p.m., the state weather bureau said moderate to heavy rain showers with lightning and strong winds are expected over Tarlac, Zambales, and Pampanga within the next two hours. "All are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts associated with these hazards which include flash floods and landslides ...

On Marcos poll protest: Stand by your rules, Robredo urges PET
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo through her counsels on Monday asked the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to stand by its own rules in deciding on the electoral protest filed by losing vice presidential candidate, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. In the manifestation, Robredo -- through lead ...

CJ Bersamin leaves SC with no regrets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Monday said he would leave the judiciary with no regrets. "I have always endeavored to be true to my oath of office and have always discharged my duties and responsibilities in the best lights that God has endowed me with," Bersamin said before officials and employees of the Supreme Court.

Aside from commuting, solon says public officials should get minimum wage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Aside from commuting every Monday, Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas also wants public officials, especially senators and congressmen, to have a minimum wage just like most Filipino workers in the country. The progressive lawmaker made the call on Monday after Iligan City Rep. Frederick Siao suggested over the weekend to ...

Health authorities conduct mass polio vaccination
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Authorities stepping up efforts to fight the spread of polio as the threat of its resurgence in the country remains. They are carrying out mass vaccinations in places considered most vulnerable.

Health authorities conduct mass polio vaccination
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Authorities stepping up efforts to fight the spread of polio as the threat of its resurgence in the country remains. They are carrying out mass vaccinations in places considered 'most vulnerable ...

Group calls for lifting of Mindanao martial law amid suggestion to limit it
philstar.com - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Martial law in Mindanao should be lifted instead of being retained in areas that the military identifies as having security problems, an activist groups for workers and farmers said Monday. Ariel Casilao, former Anakpawis party-list rep, said that the Armed Forces of the Philippines' recent recommendation of a "selective ...

Bong Go: Duterte never promised to solve traffic woes
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- Senator Bong Go sided with his former employer, President Rodrigo Duterte, amid increased complaints about traffic in Metro Manila. He said the President never promised to solve it, not even during the election campaign. [Translation: He never promised that, that's too hard. Maybe he said he will ...

ITCZ continues to affect Palawan, parts of Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A weather disturbance called intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will continue to bring rain showers to the province of Palawan and parts of Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Monday, Oct. 14. The state weather bureau said the ITCZ will bring ...

Melco Recognized by the 2019 Sustainable Business Awards Philippines
YAHOO! - 2019-10-14
MACAU, Oct. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (MLCO) ("Melco"), announces today that it has been recognized by the 2019 Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Philippines for its outstanding performance on energy management and employee development. At a ceremony hosted earlier this week, Melco was honored for ...

Microsoft Q1 Earnings: It's All About The Cloud
International Business Times - 2019-10-14
Going into Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report this summer, the software company already boasted a trillion dollar-plus market capitalization. Despite its massive size at the time, Microsoft's quarterly results still managed to impress, sending shares even higher after the report was released. Ahead of its fiscal ...

DOLE warns jobseekers vs fake jobs on social media
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday warned jobseekers against fake job offers posted on social media platforms. The labor department issued the warning following a report from a jobseeker named "Mary" who claimed to have been scammed by a certain Arthur Villena on Facebook. The jobseeker said that ...

LIST: Oil price rollbacks, gas price hikes on October 15
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- Several oil companies announced that the prices of diesel and kerosene will go down this Tuesday by ?0.10 and ?0.40 respectively. However, the price of gasoline will go up by ?0.25. Here is the list of companies that will implement price changes on Tuesday, October 15, effective 6:00 a.m ...

Australian navy patrol boat in Mindanao for joint sea drill
philstar.com - 2019-10-14
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Royal Australian Navy and Philippine Navy launched Monday a weeklong combined maritime operation exercise in the seas of Sulu, officials said. The Australian Navy's HMAS Ararat arrived early Monday in time for the joint maritime training with counterparts from Naval Forces Western Mindanao. The Ararat, an ...

Filipinos lose 9 to 15 years of their lives sitting in traffic -- urban planner
philstar.com - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipinos sit through a cummulative nine years of their working prime sitting in traffic, urban planning specialist Felino "Jun" Palafox Jr. said on Monday "[I]f you have 40 years of economic life with the five to six hours a day [of commuting,] you would have wasted 28,000 to 40,000 hours a year, that's at least nine to ...

It's only $4.99. But Costco's rotisserie chicken comes at a huge price
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
(CNN) -- At the back of Costco's stores, past the televisions, jewelry, jumbo-sized ketchup jugs and tubs of mixed nuts, is one of the retailer's most prized items: The rotisserie chicken that costs just $4.99. Cheap Kirkland Signature rotisserie chickens aren't only a quick way for families to get dinner on the table. For Costco, the chickens ...

Asian markets move higher after Trump announces initial trade agreement with China
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
(CNN) - Asian markets traded in the green Monday as investors cheered progress on US-China trade talks. China's Shanghai Composite Index improved 1.4%, following a 0.9% rise on Friday. South Korea's Kospi also jumped up 1.4%. The Kospi ended positive Friday, too. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index is up 1%. The index seems likely to extend its gains ...

Dennis Uy's Chelsea Logistics takes over SuperCat Fast Ferry
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- Businessman Dennis Uy's Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. has completed its takeover of SuperCat Fast Ferry Corporation. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the shipping and logistics arm of the Udenna Group said on Monday it has fully acquired the operations of ...

Resigned PNP Chief Albayalde not yet off the hook - senators
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- Several opposition senators on Monday said that the resignation of Police General Oscar Albayalde as the chief of Philippine National Police (PNP) does not absolve him of his supposed involvement in an allegedly irregular drug raid in Pampanga in 2013. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said ...

Resigned PNP Chief Albayalde not yet off the hook - senators
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- Several senators on Monday said that the resignation of Police General Oscar Albayalde as the chief of Philippine National Police (PNP) does not absolve him of his supposed involvement in an allegedly irregular drug raid in Pampanga in 2013. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senate Blue ...

Confused? BSP to release ?5 coins with a distinct look
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- Consumers who are still confused with the all-silver coins released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will soon have a respite, with a distinct look for the five-peso denomination being planned. In a statement, the central bank announced that it will be releasing an "enhanced" version of the ...

Cavitex toll fees to increase by ?1-?3
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, Ocotber 14) -- The toll rates for the Seaside to Zapote section of the Manila-Cavite expressway will soon increase. The Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, said that the Toll Regulatory Board has approved the request to increase by ?1-?3 the toll rate for ...

Magalong unfazed by Albayalde's threat to sue accusers
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- Benjamin Magalong, the former chief of the police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), on Wednesday dismissed the plan of resigned top cop Oscar Albayalde to file cases against those who claimed he was involved in an irregular drug raid. Magalong, who now serves Baguio City mayor ...

Torrential rains, chemical pollution behind death of mussels in southern portion of Manila Bay
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) - Torrential rains and chemical pollution caused the death of shellfish in the southern part of Manila Bay, initial findings showed. On Friday, the Parañaque agriculture office found dead mussels at the Parañaque portion of the Bay. This was a day after it was reported that thousands of fish at the ...

Panelo rates PH public transport at 7 out of 10
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- Presidential Spokesman Sal Panelo rated public transportation in the Philippines at seven on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the worst. Panelo's ...

Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde "has had enough," Malacañang said Monday, minutes after the highest police official stepped down from his post. "I can only speculate that maybe he has had enough of, according to him, false, unfair accusations and innuendoes, especially because his ...

Parts of PH to have scattered rains, thunderstorms due to ITCZ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Several parts of the country will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms on Monday brought by an Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), the weather bureau said. In its daily weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa ...

Singapore loosens monetary policy for first time in 3.5 years
NIKKEI - 2019-10-14
With this move, Singapore follows regional peers such as Indonesia, the Philippines and India, all of which have eased monetary policy by cutting interest rates in recent months. Singapore's ...

Duque signs IRR of Universal Health Care law
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-10-14
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III together with Senator Risa Hontiveros and Congresswoman Angelina Tan (not in photo) signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11223 otherwise known as the Universal Health Care Act. Photo shows ...

Google's Pixel 4 phone launch: What to expect
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-13
(CNN) -- For months, gadget blogs and even Google itself have teased so many photos and videos and details about the Pixel 4 that one prominent tech publication called it "the most-leaked phone ever." In the process, Google has clearly attempted to drum up consumer excitement for the device ahead of its official launch alongside other new ...

Quake-ravaged church needs P100M to rebuild
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-13
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Philippines -- Some P100 million is needed to restore the earthquake-damaged Holy Rosary Parish Church, the site of the first anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence from Spain in 1898. Hilana Roman-Timbol, parish pastoral council (PPC) coordinator, disclosed the amount as she promoted last week the ...

OFW groups hit PhilHealth rate hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Advocates of migrant workers deplored new government rules that would exact up to P50,000 from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) even before they leave the country.

Gem-Ver crewman remembers Recto Bank experience through son
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-13
SAN PEDRO CITY--The fisherman, who rowed for two hours in the West Philippine Sea in June to seek help for his companions, named his newborn son after Recto Bank, where their fishing boat was hit ...

BIR reports increased tax take from Pogos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-13
More and more Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) have been paying their correct tax obligations with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), such that income taxes from this sector reached ...

Contrasting narrative of agriculture in Asean
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-13
Why is rural poverty in the Philippines (30 percent) about 2.5 times that of Asean peers? The reasons emanate from agriculture growth and exports. The Philippines doubled its agriculture output in ...

Senators hit 780% water rate hike threat
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-13
"Increasing rates by 780 percent is unconscionable and downright a highway robbery. No business in the world earns 780 percent in profit! Government regulators should never allow this inhumane ...

Palace unsure yet on planned US visit by Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Even after enduring near freezing temperatures during his five-day trip to Russia, has President Duterte changed his mind about visiting the United States? Presidential ...

Planning to cut down a tree? Think again
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-13
Cutting down trees in urban areas is often driven by the need for space, fuel or construction material and, in some cases, to prevent it from causing an accident when it shows signs of falling down. Even in public places, road-widening projects often result in cutting down trees. In school premises, trees are cut down to build extra schoolrooms ...

Your Paycheck May Impact Your Heart Health
New York Times - 2019-10-13
Fluctuations in earnings may affect your heart health. Previous research has found that higher income is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Now a new study reports that changes in income also have a significant effect. The report, in JAMA Cardiology, prospectively followed 8,989 people, recording changes in income between ...

Emmes Awarded New NIH Contracts that Address the Nation's Opioid Addiction Crisis
YAHOO! - 2019-10-13
The Company is Hiring Additional Staff to Support its Awards Totaling Over $9 Million ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmes today announced the award of eight new task order contract awards associated with the Helping to End Addiction Long-term SM Initiative, known as the NIH HEAL Initiative SM. The total value for the eight ...

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