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Aboitiz Power named among Philippines outstanding companies
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
CEBU, Philippines -- Aboitiz Power Corporation was recently named ... Rubio said. AboitizPower runs its business holistically, putting hard work into operations and keeping an eye on financial performance while also making sure it leaves a positive ...

San Miguel lists ?10-B bonds to local investors
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4)-- Diversified congolomerate San Miguel Corporation issued fresh bonds worth ?10 billion, it announced Friday. This is a part of its ?60-billion ...

Zarate insists: Prices of goods still high even with lower inflation rates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines - Prices of basic goods are still high even with a relatively-low 0.9 percent inflation rate for September, Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate said on Friday.

Gotianuns, Mitsubishi to jointly develop new P15 billion Filinvest City complex
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Gotianun family is partnering with Mitsubishi Corp., a global business enterprise, for the development of a portion of Filinvest City in Alabang into a mixed-use property with an investment of P15 billion. In a disclosure ...

GBP completes preventive measures on plants ahead of surge in demand
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Pangilinan-led independent power producer Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) has completed preventive measures on its facilities to support the anticipated increase in energy demand in the last quarter of the year. In a statement ...

Duterte orders arrest of 19 convicts freed via GCTA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of 19 convicts prematurely released due to the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, Philippine National Police (PNP ...

Pagasa monitors 3 LPAs; one may develop into storm
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
One of the LPAs is currently farthest from the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) spotted at 4,295 kilometers east of Luzon, which may turn into a storm, Weather Specialist Gener Quitlong said.

IBON doubts Finance department claim CITIRA will create a million jobs
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Think tank IBON on Thursday said the Department of Finance's claim that more than a million jobs will be created by corporate income tax cuts under the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) is ...

Keto Corner: Health Wonders Pili Nuts Bring That Many Are Unaware Of
International Business Times - 2019-10-04
What used to be an ordinary nut has transformed into an amazing health treat. Pili nuts have gained fame in ... Fortunately, they came across pili nuts during one of their travels in the Philippines and discovered the creamy and light buttery taste of ...

Solar PHL allowed to keep its financial model confidential
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-04
"The document contains valuable and sensitive commercial and financial information regarding the business operations of SPTC, thus, constitute trade secrets," the ERC said. It said the information in the financial model are being used by SPTC in its ...

PH-Russia work towards stronger defense ties
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin have vowed to strengthen defense ties. In his second official visit to Russia, Duterte ...

Poe bats for reduced toll rates at SLEx amid standstill traffic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Grace Poe wants the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) to reduce toll rates to commensurate with the heavy traffic motorists are suffering due to the ongoing Skyway ...

September inflation eases to 0.9%
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- The pace of price increase slowed to a fresh three-year low in September, settling below 1 percent as projected. Prices of basic goods picked up by 0 ...

Privacy body files raps vs 67 online lenders, but only apps named in notices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has filed charges against 67 online lenders for debt shaming their clients, opting to reach out to them through newspapers after the agency could not pin down ...

LRT-2 Santolan to Anonas stations up for repairs; closed for at least 9 months
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Three stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) will be shut down for up to nine months to give way to repairs and replacement of parts, the Light Rail Transit ...

Abu Sayyaf subleader arrested in Quezon City
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines. October 4) -- A subleader of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has been arrested in Quezon City, confirming his links to the notorious militant group mainly operating in ...

Two whistleblowers in WellMed mess arrested, lawyer confirms
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4)-- Two whistleblowers in the Quezon City-based dialysis clinic accused of defrauding the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. have been arrested following an ...

DOLE to extend P5.5-M employment aid to affected Star City workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will extend P5.5 million in emergency employment assistance to about 500 workers of Star City who were displaced as a result of ...

Albayalde apologizes over emotional television interview
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Friday apologized to the public for being emotional in an interview aired on television a day before he was ...

Presidential peace adviser 'adopts' more than 500 kids of former rebels, terrorists
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MOHAMMAD AJUL, Basilan, Philippines -- Presidential peace adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. adopted Friday more than 547 children, many of them sons and daughters of Abu Sayyaf and Muslim separatist fighters, as part of the process of ending the cycle of violent ...

COMELEC official to propose 1-year appointment ban on party-list bets
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- Like any other political candidate, losing party-list nominees should not be appointed to public office a year after the elections, Commission on ...

Asian markets mixed ahead of US jobs data as economy fears build
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
HONG KONG -- Asian markets were mixed Friday as investors tentatively await the release of key US jobs data later in the day, following a number of disappointing figures this week that fanned concerns about the world's top economy. Hong Kong tumbled, with ...

DILG lauds LGUs for major road clearing ops in NCR; says 98% reclaimed
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Interior and Local Government on Friday affirmed the success of Metro Manila road clearing operations of local government units in the National Capital Region. The road clearing efforts are in compliance with the ...

Pagasa raises thunderstorm advisory over NCR, nearby provinces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines - A thunderstorm advisory has been raised over Metro Manila and neighboring provinces by the state weather bureau on Friday afternoon. According to the Philippine Atmospheric ...

BSP cheers 0.9 inflation but warns of higher prices during holidays
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
One of the loudest cheers at the 0.9 inflation rate in September came from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) which had forecast an inflation range of 0.6 to 1.4 percent, nearly hitting the ...

Manufacturing continues decline in August
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Factory activity growth in the Philippines sagged for the eighth straight month this year in August, signs that business outlook remains less optimistic amid uncertainties. Manufacturing output -- as measured by the Volume of ...

Hailstorm hits South Cotabato town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
Surallah Mayor Antonio Bendita said the town weather on Thursday afternoon turned from being sunny to stormy. The rain was preceded by strong winds that toppled large trees along the national ...

Red lightning alert stalls Naia flight, ground operations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Flight and ground operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were temporarily suspended on Friday afternoon after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

US senator backs colleagues, calls for De Lima release anew
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines - Yet another United States senator has joined the call to free Sen. Leila De Lima, the opposition senator in detention for drug charges that she claims have no basis and are motivated by politics. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) on Friday ...

A day in the life of two Bagong Silangan teachers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
Milagros Moreno was in 4th grade when she received a stinging slap across the face from her teacher. It is a memory she has since carried on throughout her life, its sense of pain more emotional ...

Belle of the ball: Holiday beauty kit essentials from Paris and beyond
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
Masculine yet gentle, smoldering yet tender, the cologne has been designed for the man who cultivates the art of being himself and with all ... essential oils and orange essence from certified fair trade producers. Like its predecessor, Florale offers ...

Huawei just got a big vote of confidence from India
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
(CNN) -- Huawei may be battling a US-led global campaign against its business, but the Chinese company just got a ringing endorsement in the world's hottest mobile market. The founder and ...

Hong Kong's political crisis isn't a deal breaker for investors right now
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
(CNN) -- Protests have paralyzed many parts of Hong Kong for months, trashing its retail economy and prompting an outflow of money to Singapore. But most investors still see the city as an ...

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines jumps on policy easing hopes; weak data weighs on Malaysia
Reuters - 2019-10-04
Philippines September annual inflation slower than expected ... especially following waning confidence over the health of the world's largest economy," said by Han Tan, market analyst at FXTM. Among other markets, Indonesia gained 0.3%, buoyed by financial ...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
On Wall Street, shares were boosted Thursday by strength in technology industries ... Adding to their unease, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said ...

US tested new missile in the Pacific as China paraded weapons
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
(CNN) -- As China paraded some of its most powerful weaponry during celebrations marking the Communist state's 70th anniversary on Tuesday, the United States Navy tested its newest piece of ...

Revolutionizing impact: 4IR and humanitarian efforts
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-04
The world of work is gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the era of high-speed internet, artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, and cloud technology. The impact of these new technologies ... James Cook University that throws ...

Duterte tags 2 generals in illegal drug trade, but no names mentioned
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said two generals are involved in the illegal drug trade, but did not name names or identify if they are from the military ...

It pays to get personal in hospitality sector
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
Developed by Roxaco Land Corp., one of the companies behind Batangas luxury destinations Peninsula de Punta Fuego and Terrazas de Punta Fuego, together with VJ Properties Inc., Anya sits on a ...

Inflation continues downtrend in September
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumer price growth continued its downtrend in September on the back of lower food prices and utility costs, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Friday. Inflation eased to 0.9% in September, slower than 1.7% registered in ...

Duterte: 2 generals still playing with illegal drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
SOCHI, Russia -- Two Philippine generals are "still playing" with illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte disclosed in a Russian think tank forum. "And right now, even as I fly here and go ...

Cloudy Friday with isolated rain showers - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
and Catanduanes will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to a low-pressure area (LPA), the weather bureau said in its 4 a.m. Friday bulletin. Localized ...

LRT-2 operations suspended indefinitely after electrical fire
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- Train operations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) remain suspended on Friday and officials are unsure when trips will resume, an official said.

Senate OKs distribution of rice to 4Ps beneficiaries
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate approved on second reading on Wednesday a joint resolution directing the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to use part of its budget for the conditional cash transfer program to buy rice from local farmers.

Microsoft's Surface Earbuds is a pricey, strange-looking AirPods rival
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
(CNN) -- For months, there were rumors that Microsoft was gearing up to take on Apple's AirPods with wireless earbuds of its own. On Wednesday, Microsoft finally offered a first look at the new ...

Instagram takes another page from Snapchat's playbook with new Threads app
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
(CNN) -- The future of Instagram continues to look more and more like Snapchat. The latest example: a new camera-focused app for messaging close friends -- which reads like a product description ...

Frustrated with news coverage, Trump suggests launching own network
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
New York (CNN Business) -- President Trump, frustrated with news coverage as he faces an impeachment inquiry, suggested on Thursday the idea of starting a new television network. The suggestion ...

Bomb threat in Mapúa University in Manila a hoax
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) -- The bomb threat Mapúa University in Intramuros, Manila, received on Thursday morning once again turned out to be a hoax. School authorities suspended ...

Duterte back in Moscow for rest of Russia trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
SOCHI, Russia -- President Rodrigo Duterte returned to Moscow late Thursday (early Friday in Manila) where he would finish the rest of his scheduled activities in his five-day official visit to ...

Mocha should be covered by 1-year ban--Guanzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Thursday said she will propose that nominees of losing party-list groups, like other political candidates, be banned from being appointed to public office ...

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