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Ginebra appeals water pollution case
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Ginebra San Miguel Inc., the listed beverage company of conglomerate San Miguel Corp., said it would appeal the P1 million fine imposed against it by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). In a disclosure yesterday, GSMI said the DENR had slapped its subsidiary East Pacific Star Bottlers Philippines ...

MWSS: Manila Water cannot pass on charges to consumers
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System said it would not allow Manila Water Co. to pass on to consumers the heavy penalties imposed by the Supreme Court on the utility firm. MWSS issued the statement after Manila Water warned of hefty 780 percent increase in water rates. "It is clear in the concession ...

Stocks finish higher on optimism over US-China trade talks
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine stock market continued to perform well, ending the week on a high note. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) surged by 84.91 points, or 1.09 percent, to settle at 7,849.94, while the broader All Shares gauge finished at 4,741.49, up 49.59 points or 1.05 percent. All sectoral indexes sizzled ...

FDI inflows drop for 5th straight month in July
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Net inflows of foreign direct investments (FDI) declined for the fifth straight month in July as investors continued to adopt a wait-and-see attitude pending the approval of the second package of the comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP), according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Latest data released by the BSP ...

97 mayors face raps over road clearing operations
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- With over 6,800 roads nationwide reclaimed from private use, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said local government units (LGUs) got a passing grade of 80 percent in their road clearing operations. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said 97 city and municipal mayors could face charges for ...

Taiwanese woman fined for wearing string bikini in Boracay
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- For wearing a bikini that was described as "literally a string" while strolling on a beach in Boracay, a Taiwanese tourist has been fined P2,500. Personnel of the Malay police said they brought the woman and her boyfriend to the police station a day after photos of her and her boyfriend, also a Taiwanese, on ...

Man charged for selling ASF-exposed pork
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Charges have been filed against a man caught slaughtering hogs and selling meat procured from areas with confirmed cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Quezon City last weekend. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday said charges of violating the Food Safety Act and the Sanitation Code, as well as illegal slaughtering ...

House open to longer phase-out period for tax perks
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives is open to the proposed longer phase-out period for what it considers as unnecessary tax incentives being enjoyed by more than 3,000 corporations. "If there is empirical basis for a longer sunset period, the House will consider, but this will mean slowing down spreading the corporate income ...

The decision to decide
philstar.com - 2019-10-11
I make decisions quickly. I was trained this way when management promoted me to a senior sales position in charge of handling a group of veteran sales people who were older and more experienced. When I started in my career, I did not have to bother with making decisions. My bosses made decisions, and all I had to do is to follow them.

DILG: 4 Metro Manila cities get medium compliance rating for road-clearing ops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Four Metro Manila cities got medium compliance ratings for their participation in the 60-day road clearing operations, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday. In a press conference, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año first classified the participating local government units (LGUs) as ...

Bees get better at math when they're punished for mistakes
UPI.com - 2019-10-11
Oct. 10 (UPI) --Bees can count and understand the concept of zero. But their math skills have limits. Previously, scientists thought bees could only count to four, but new research suggests bees can understand quantities as great as five, provided they're ...

Isetann Recto mall reopens Friday, management says
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10)-- The management of the Isetann Cinerama Complex has announced the Recto-based mall will reopen on Friday--two days after the Manila City government shut down the establishment for lack of business permits. "To our valued shoppers, employees, and partners, Isetann RECTO will again open tomorrow ...

Davao trader does a Duterte in kidnapping probe vs Trillanes, cusses ex-senator
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines--A Davao-based businesswoman claiming she was detained to force her to buttress accusations of extrajudicial killings against President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to copy ...

Incoming Metro Manila police chief vows to bring in anti-crime campaign
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11)-- The incoming Metro Manila police chief vowed Friday to bring with him programs he implemented in Central Visayas. This includes the so-called "Oplan Sauron," an intensified campaign by the military and police against suspected rebel groups, criminals, and individuals involved in illegal drug trade.

Tokyo on high alert as Typhoon Hagibis draws near
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
TOKYO -- One of the most violent typhoons ever on record is threatening the Tokyo metropolitan area this weekend, forcing the cancellation of domestic flights and a slew of events over safety ...

?2-B jet not a presidential plane, Lorenzana says
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The ?2-billion jet recently bought by the government was never meant for the sole use of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Defense Department said Friday amid allegations the purchase was luxurious. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a statement said the Gulfstream G280 aircraft "was not intended ...

Albayalde to step down on October 29
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde confirmed he is stepping down on October 29, or 10 days before his retirement day. In an ambush interview in Camp Castañeda, Silang, Cavite, Albayalde said the change-of-command to be presided by the president will happen on October 29.

72-year-old woman hurt after being hit by train in Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A 72-year-old woman was sent to the hospital after a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train hit her in Manila on Friday afternoon. An incident report from PNR spokesperson Jo Geronimo identified the victim as Delia Cercado, a resident of Caloocan City. The PNR said Cercado was crossing the railroad tracks along Zobel ...

Albayalde seeks help of veteran lawyer in filing charges vs accusers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
SILANG, Cavite, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Friday he is now coordinating with veteran lawyer Estelito Mendoza regarding his plans to file charges against former police officials linking him to a controversial anti-drug operation in Pampanga in 2013. Albayalde said Atty. Mendoza, who also ...

Google pulls Hong Kong protest role-playing app
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
(CNN) -- Google has pulled a role-playing game based on the Hong Kong protests from its app store. Google said in a statement Friday that the company has a "long-standing policy prohibiting developers from capitalizing on sensitive events such as attempting to make money from serious ongoing conflicts or tragedies through a game." In the app ...

After thousands of fish, officials find dead mussels in southern part of Manila Bay
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11)-- A day after thousands of fish were found dead in the Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area due to chemical pollution, authorities have also discovered that mussels have died in the southern portion of Manila Bay. Nilo Germedia, Parañaque agriculture officer, said that what ...

Super Typhoon Hagibis may bring 31 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
Hagibis, which means speed in Filipino, was advancing north-northwestward with winds of 180 kilometers per hour (110 mph) gusting to 250 kph (156 mph) on Friday afternoon, the weather agency said.

Singapore to become first country banning ads on sugary drinks
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
(CNN) -- Singapore is set to become the first country in the world to ban ads for unhealthy drinks with high sugar content in what it says is the latest move in its ongoing "war on diabetes." The ban, which will apply to "the least healthy" sugar-sweetened beverages, will cover all media platforms including print, broadcast and online, said ...

SC allows Mary Jane Veloso to testify from Indonesia against her recruiters
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The high court allowed Mary Jane Veloso to testify against her alleged illegal recruiters from Indonesia. The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Veloso could give her testimony before the Philippine Consular Office and Indonesian officials, reversing a decision from the Court of Appeals. Veloso was ...

SC allows Mary Jane Veloso to testify from Indonesia against her recruiters
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The high court allowed Mary Jane Veloso to testify against her alleged illegal recruiters from Indonesia. The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that ...

OFW killed in Taiwan bridge collapse to be buried in Quezon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
SAN PEDRO CITY -- The remains of one of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who died after a bridge collapsed in Yilan, Taiwan, were brought home to his family in Atimonan, Quezon, an ...

Albayalde says Año told him he will finish his term as PNP chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
SILANG, Cavite, Philippines -- Despite being in the midst of being embroiled in the issues of "ninja cops," Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde seems set to finish his term. Albayalde said he spoke with Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, who told him that he will be made to finish his stint as the head of the 190,000 ...

Top business, tech leaders to come together at Digital Transformation Asia this November
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Has modern technology been beneficial or detrimental to businesses? The most pressing questions on digitization and technology are set to gain answers as top industry leaders gather at the Digital Transformation Asia this November 6. The event, set to take place at Shangri-La The Fort in Bonifacio Global City ...

SC allows testimony of Mary Jane Veloso vs. recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines-So as not to curtail her right to due process, the Supreme Court has allowed the taking of the testimony of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso against her recruiters.

Mass transport crisis in areas with no LRT-2 -- Panelo
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo maintained that there is no transport crisis in Metro Manila, except for certain areas. In a press briefing Friday, Panelo was asked if there was a mass transportation crisis in areas where Light Rail Transit (LRT) 2 operations were paralyzed. [Translation ...

Eleazar has mixed emotions on promotion, last day as NCRPO chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Police Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Friday said he has mixed emotions on his promotion at the police force as he will soon leave his post as National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) chief. Eleazar was designated as chief of Directorial Staff of Philippine National Police (PNP), which will be effective on Saturday ...

DILG: 6,899 roads nationwide cleared during 60-day clearing ops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 6,899 roads nationwide have been cleared during the government-ordered 60-day clearing operations, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported Friday. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año bared this during a press conference in Quezon City, saying the reported number of cleared roads was from ...

Police file murder complaint vs. 'drug queen'
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- Alleged "drug queen" Guia Gomez Castro is now facing a criminal complaint for the murder of a "ninja" or drug-linked cop. Authorities filed the case ...

Eat your way to health with Hearty Bread
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-11
The clamor towards a healthier lifestyle is a welcome trend that almost everyone is trying to embrace. The growing number of those who are into Ketogenic diet and those who are cutting back on sugar says it all. While we were raised to fear the effects of fat in our body, we failed to notice that Sugar can be far notorious. A special type of ...

LIST: Canceled flights from October 11 to 13 - Miaa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines also canceled flight PR 431 from Tokyo-Narita to Manila scheduled for Sunday, October 13. Cebu Pacific also announced the following flights to and from Japan for Saturday, October 12, that are canceled as of 4 p.m.: The airline said that all affected passengers will be re-accommodated on the next available flights ...

SSS allows up to ?200,000 loan for pensioners on Elderly Filipino Week
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) -- The Social Security System (SSS) announced a fresh borrowing program for pensioners worth up to ?200,000. In celebration of the Elderly Filipino ...

Typhoon advancing toward Tokyo area on holiday weekend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
The typhoon is spreading fear, especially in Chiba, near Tokyo, which was hit by Typhoon Faxai last month and where homes still have damage. Chiba city distributed sandbags to shield against flooding and urged residents to make sure they have enough food and water, and their phones are charged. /kga Click here for more weather related news."

Puerto Princesa generates P28 billion in investment pledges at Manila forum
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-11
Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron invites investors to set up businesses in Puerto Princesa during the business forum it held in Manila in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development.

Average farmgate price of palay lowest in nearly 8 years
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) - The farm gate price of unmilled rice or palay is now at its lowest level since 2011, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. In its latest update, the PSA said that as of third week of September, the average palay price hit P15.96 per kilo for the first time since December 2011, in ...

COEXSTAR.PH officially launched their cryptocurrency exchange platform and is now open for trading
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-11
ABA Global Philippines Inc. under the trade name of Coexstar obtained the official license of the cryptocurrency exchange from the Bangko Sentral ng Philipinas (BSP) on March 21 this year. A company official said "After obtaining the license, we will faithfully implement the requirements of the AMLC, and commission Nullforge Security Inc ...

Panelo took 4 jeepney rides, almost 4 hours in commute challenge to Malacañang
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- It took presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo four jeepney rides and almost four hours from Marikina City to Malacañang in Manila to finish his commute challenge early Friday morning. Panelo started his journey at 5:15 a.m. in Marikina City and reached a gate of the Malacañang complex at 8:46 a.m. Two hours after his ...

Boeing and Porsche team up to develop flying electric car
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
(CNN) -- Boeing and Porsche, meet George Jetson. The US aircraft giant and German sports car maker announced Thursday they are teaming up to "explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace," through "a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle." Translation: They want to develop an ...

Endless search for alternative routes to SLEX
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-11
Every day, five days a week, I travel from Cavite province to Makati City for work. That is 38 to 45 kilometers one way, depending on what route I take. South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) via Carmona is my preferred route. For three years, this has allowed me the fastest travel time for the total distance of 45 km despite the toll of P158 if I take ...

Tech billionaires dominate China's rich list. Some pig farmers also had a good year
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-11
(CNN) - China's wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of tech entrepreneurs, although some pharmaceutical moguls and pig farmers are breaking into the ranks of the super rich. There were fewer millionaires and billionaires on the Hurun Report's rich list for a second year in a row, but their average wealth increased as ...

Palay prices hit lowest in 8 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-10
The average farm gate price of palay has slid to its lowest in eight years, according to the data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Based on the latest weekly price monitoring report of the PSA, a kilo of palay was sold at an average of P15.96 during the third week of September, down 1.4 percent and 30.1 percent from week-ago and ...

Welcome to Araneta City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-10
The pioneering business and lifestyle hub in Quezon City that used to be known as the Araneta Center has greatly transformed throughout the years, with changes accelerating over the past 10 years under the massive redevelopment program. And this transformation was punctuated by a fitting name change: from Araneta Center, the residential ...

Your mass consumer data collection is destroying consumer trust
TechCrunch - 2019-10-10
Jascha Kaykas-Wolff is CMO of Mozilla. These are dark days for trust. Darkest of all for marketers and advertisers. Only 3% of people trust marketing and advertising, the lowest of any industry or practice, and that trust is falling fastest among millennials, an ominous sign for the future. We have no one to blame but ourselves. Like everyone ...

Quantum USA Vs. Quantum China: The World's Most Important Technology Race
Forbes - 2019-10-10
Paul Smith-Goodson is Moor Insights & Strategy's analyst in-residence for Quantum Computing. China understands the strategic importance of quantum technology to both its economy and its military. Many analysts, researchers, politicians, and military leaders believe as I do - the United States has allowed China to take the lead in many areas of ...

Mark Zuckerberg says brain-reading wearables are coming, but certain functions may require implanted devices
CNBC - 2019-10-10
Zuckerberg said on Thursday said that he's thinking more about brain-controlling wearable and implantable technology. "The goal is to eventually make it so that you can think something and control something in virtual or augmented reality," he said. Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that he wants to work on brain-controlling wearable and ...

RigUp Raises $300M To Continue Building The Next Generation Of The Energy Workforce
Forbes - 2019-10-10
When evaluating sectors where job growth will be significant in the coming years, few beat oil and gas. Specifically, according to estimates by IHS markets, the oil and gas sectors will create over 2 million jobs over the next 17 years. And as the gig economy becomes an increasingly promising route for Americans workers, it is becoming ...

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