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SM Mall expansion a boost to Pangasinan economy -- lawmaker
philstar.com - 2019-10-06
DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines -- Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Christopher de Venecia said the opening of SM Center Dagupan on Friday is further proof the city is becoming a highly urbanized industrial hub. De Venecia, who was among the guests during the ...

Motor vehicle production up 5% in 8 months
philstar.com - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Motor vehicle production in the Philippines went up nearly five percent from January to August, posting better growth performance than most of its peers in Southeast Asia. Data from the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...

Learn the new Incoterms 2020
philstar.com - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- In 1936, the International Chamber of Commerce first introduced the International Commercial Terms (Incoterms) to establish a commonly accepted definition and rules related to the delivery of goods between trading partners worldwide.

BSP sees encouraging rise in cashless transactions
philstar.com - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the preliminary results of a survey on the level of cashless transactions in the Philippines being conducted by Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) showed encouraging results. BSP Deputy ...

Support seen at 7,600 level this week
philstar.com - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The immediate support for the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), the local stock market barometer is seen at the 7,400 to 7,600 levels this week, preventing further downward correction in the near future, said an economist at ...

Honda announces exclusive deals for new Civic 1.8 S CVT and CR-V Touring Diesel 9AT
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-06
This promo is available through BPI Family Savings Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Security Bank Corp., EastWest Banking Corp., PNB Savings Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, China Bank Savings, Bank of Commerce, United Coconut Planters Bank, Sterling Bank of Asia ...

Duterte: Nothing definite yet about nuke power prospects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte said there was nothing definite yet about the intent to explore with Russia the possibility of setting up nuclear power plants in the ...

Tech Moves: Algorithmia lands former Atlassian and InfluxData execs; GitHub hires former Google Cloud leader
GeekWire - 2019-10-06
Rachel Potvin signed on with Microsoft-owned GitHub as vice president of engineering. Potvin most recently led the data insights group at Google Cloud. She previously ran DevOps teams at Google and built game engines and editors while at Ubisoft.

Duterte bares he has myasthenia gravis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
MOSCOW, Russia -- President Rodrigo Duterte bared on Saturday that he has myasthenia gravis -- "a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles," as ...

Philippines' Duterte Reveals New Health Problem
International Business Times - 2019-10-06
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has disclosed that he suffers from an autoimmune disease that can potentially have serious complications, the latest condition for a leader whose health has been subject to speculation. Duterte, 74, was the oldest ...

Citira, Pifita: Now na!
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-06
Congratulations are due to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Ways and Means Chair Joey Salceda on the swift passage of the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act and Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act in the House of ...

Netflix has focused on India as a key area for growth. Exclusive data tells the story of its progress.
Business Insider - 2019-10-06
Netflix is trailing Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video in India, an area the Netflix has pinpointed as a key for future growth, new mobile usage data provided by SimilarWeb exclusively to Business Insider suggests. But early signs show Netflix's new mobile ...

NASA sets 1st all-female spacewalk after suit flap in spring
Houston Chronicle - 2019-10-06
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation. NASA announced Friday that the International Space Station's two women will pair up for a spacewalk later this ...

Philippine President Duterte says he has chronic neuromuscular disorder
Reuters - 2019-10-06
Last October, Duterte underwent a colonoscopy, a procedure to check the health of the rectum and lower bowel, which officials said the president does on yearly basis. The Philippine Constitution mandates that the public must be informed of the state of the ...

Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
HONG KONG -- Shouting "Wearing a mask is not a crime," tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Hong Kong on Sunday, as a court rejected a second attempt to block a ban on masks ...

PhilRice reports Facebook page has been hacked
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) reports that its Facebook page has been hacked since October 3. A message on its website advises ...

5 Digital Trends To Pay Attention To In 2019
Inc - 2019-10-06
The business world shifts quickly, but it can't hold a candle to the online one. Influencers rise and fall. Social sites that seemed promising months ago sputter out. Digital trends don't happen in a vacuum. Although marketing speakers are great sources of ...

Gadon should rethink his conduct in public - lawyer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Suspended lawyer Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon should reconsider how he behaves in public, lawyer Barry Gutierrez, spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo, said Sunday.

A Robot Makes 300 Pizzas An Hour...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week
Forbes - 2019-10-06
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 -- This robot can make 300 pizzas in an hour. Picnic--a Seattle startup, --announced this past week that it has created an assembly ...

After PH inks nuclear energy deal with Russia, Duterte says it may be unconstitutional
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- After the Philippines signed a deal with Russia on the possible construction of nuclear power plants, President Rodrigo Duterte said this may not be ...

Star City fire caused by arson -- investigators
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Fire investigators said Sunday that the Star City amusement park was "categorically" set on fire intentionally. Pasay City Fire Marshal Paul Pili said that gasoline ...

Robredo remains VP regardless of PET verdict on initial recount -- lawyer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo will keep the second highest government post regardless of the decision of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) following the initial ...

Duterte says Filipino woman sold off as slave in Africa
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte revealed they are searching for a Filipino woman who was shipped off to Africa as a slave. In a speech in Moscow, Russia on ...

Duterte says PH working with Russia to legitimize overstaying migrants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
Duterte was on a five-day official visit to Russia where he met with his counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, to discuss issues pertaining to economic, security, and labor cooperation among others.

PH working with Russia on visas for OFWs, Duterte says
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- The Labor Department is closely working with Russian officials on assisting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with their visa issues, the President ...

Duterte reveals he has a neuromuscular disease
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte revealed Thursday night in Moscow, Russia (Friday midnight in Manila) that he has a neuromuscular disease, describing it to ...

LPA to bring rains over Northern Luzon -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The low pressure area (LPA) will affect the northern section of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said ...

PH, Russia agree to explore possible construction of nuclear plants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
MOSCOW, Russia -- The Philippines and Russia has agreed to explore the prospect of a possible cooperation to construct nuclear power plants in the country. During a Philippine-Russian business ...

Yes, there is a World Pandesal Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
On Oct. 16, we celebrate World Pandesal Day. I heard about this celebration from Kamuning Bakery owner and columnist Wilson Lee Flores, who revived the 80-year-old bakery in Quezon City.

Farm tourism growing in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
Even as the world goes further high-tech through what pundits are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, agriculture and farms are regaining importance due to deepened awareness of healthy ...

Tiny Worms Are Equipped To Battle Extreme Environments
Scientific American - 2019-10-05
Researchers examine nematodes by Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierras of California. Credit: Credit: Caltech Scientists found eight species of nematodes living in California's harsh Mono Lake--quintupling the number of animals known to live there. Christopher ...

NASA's Mars 2020 rover tests descent-stage separation
Phys.org - 2019-10-05
In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the assembly and testing of the Mars 2020 spacecraft look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from ...

Larry David's Narration of Adult Bedtime Story F**K, NOW THERE ARE TWO OF YOU Now Available Through Dreamscape Media
YAHOO! - 2019-10-05
Comedian lends voice to next installment of Adam Mansbach's hit series, now available to enjoy on hoopla digital, and everywhere audiobooks are sold HOLLAND, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire ...

PH, US to conduct first air defense, threat reaction training in joint exercise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino and US forces will kick off its 10-day joint exercises next week to bolster interoperability and readiness. The annual exercise called Kamandag (Venom) is ...

Duterte asks Russian businessmen to invest in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MOSCOW, Russia - With the signing of several business agreements between the Philippines and Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte invited Russian businessmen to invest more in the Philippines as he ...

CGBP holds seminar on 2019 Revised Corporation Code
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Due to insistent public demand, the Center for Global Best Practices will have a rerun of its pioneering program titled "2019 Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines" on Nov. 20, 2019 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts ...

PLDT nears deals with 5G suppliers
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Telco giant PLDT Inc. is moving closer to selecting suppliers for the commercial rollout of its 5G next year. "There is one interesting vendor that we will visit next week," PLDT chairman and chief executive officer Manuel V.

Madewell's web traffic is exploding - and that's good news for its forthcoming IPO
YAHOO! - 2019-10-05
When it comes to growth, Madewell has topped its parent company J. Crew on nearly every measure in recent years. According to exclusive new data from web analytics firm SimilarWeb, the on-trend ...

7 MILF, 4 BIFF men slain in Maguindanao clash
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Seven Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrillas and four members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed in an en­counter in Shariff Saidona town in this province on Fri­day. The Bangsamoro Autono ...

Lawmakers buck sugar liberalization
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Several lawmakers have opposed the resurrected plan of the government to liberalize sugar importation in the country, saying such a move will be detrimental to farmers and the whole industry. At least 24 lawmakers signed House ...

5 dead, 4 hurt in Quezon road mishap
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
GUMACA, Quezon - Five persons died when two vehi­cles collided along Maharlika Highway in Barangay Bam­ban in this town yesterday. Jimmy Bron, 42, driver of a Tamaraw FX; his wife Razel and son JM, Francisco Joel Butardo and Emmanuel Sagrit died at the ...

Stronger cooperatives entitled to DA support
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
CITY OF MALOLOS, Philippines -- Bulacan farmers should strengthen their cooperatives through their local government units so that they can avail of farming and post-harvest facilities from the Department of Agriculture. This was the suggestion of Ed Camua ...

1 dead, 1 hurt in eight-vehicle smashup
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision involving her vehicle and seven others along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City yesterday morning. Grace Ann Pajemago, 25, died at the scene after she was crushed between a ...

Foul play, terrorism ruled out in LRT-2 fire
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has ruled out foul play and terrorism in the fire that led to the closure of three stations of the LRT Line 2 (LRT-2). LRTA spokesman Hernando Cabrera said in an interview aired over GMA News ...

Motorcycle crashes No. 9 killer in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Motorcycle accidents are now the ninth leading cause of death among Filipinos, according to the Land Transportation Office (LTO). There are seven million registered motorcycles in the country, three million more than cars and all ...

Iligan environment officer survives gun attack
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
ILIGAN CITY, Philippines -- An environment officer in this city was unhurt in a gun attack on Thursday. Ranuflo Cenas said he was about to enter his office when he saw an unidentified man pointing a gun at him. He said he managed to seek cover when the ...

Philippine economy moves past speed bumps - ING
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine economy is now over speed bumps that slowed down growth in the first semester of the year, said an economist of ING Bank Manila. During an economic briefing late Thursday, ING Bank Mania senior economist Nicholas Mapa ...

ICTSI assures sustainable port operations
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) of tycoon Enrique Razon has assured sustainable operations of its gateway ports amid global headwinds. With 32 ports in 18 countries across the globe, ICTSI guaranteed the ...

Philippines signs 10 business deals with Russia
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and Russia signed 10 business agreements during a trade and investment forum held in Moscow, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. In a statement, the DTI said the agreements covered two distributorship ...

Invest more in Philippines, Russian businessmen told
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
We invite our Russian friends to invest and do more business in the Philippines," Duterte said. "We offer competitive fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to jumpstart qualified investment projects from infancy to maturity of business operations," he said.

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