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Automation likely to impact 18 million PHL jobs
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
The Philippine government is currently considering a budget of around P5 billion for the upskilling of workers in the business process outsourcing industry, as stakeholders call for a program to prepare employees for the future of jobs. The Department of ...

Garin offers to resign over Dengvaxia
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Former health secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin yesterday offered to resign from her post over the Dengvaxia controversy. "The challenge for me is to resign if indeed Dengvaxia causes deaths... I welcome and accept that.

Water company says it asked SC to reconsider penalties
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
"All of us are going to file separate motions for reconsideration," he added, referring to Manila Water Co., Inc. and the corporate office of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Mr. Fernandez said yesterday (Oct. 2) was the deadline ...

Fire razes Star City; arson eyed
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines - A fire destroyed nearly 90 percent of the Star City amusement park in Pasay City yesterday, with investigators checking if the fire had been deliberately set off. The blaze started at past midnight and reached Task Force Bravo ...

BIR destroys P1 billion fake cigarettes, machines
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has destroyed over P1 billion worth of fake cigarettes and machines seized in recent raids in the Visayas and Mindanao, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. In a report to Finance ...

ScentkoWorld, Brendahl ordered to halt operations
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
The CDO directs the group to stop transacting business involving funds in their depository accounts, as well as "transferring, disposing, or conveying in any other manner all related assets for the benefit of investors." The groups must also withdraw ...

Philippines highlights options to respond to cybersecurity threats
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Considered a major hub for social networking and its vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, the Philippines highlighted at the United Nations a "multitude of options" to respond to cybersecurity threats as a pressing global concern.

Jollibee boosts investment in Tim Ho Wan
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Jollibee Foods Corp., the Filipino-owned food conglomerate, will increase its investment in popular Chinese dim sum restaurant chain Tim Ho Wan. In a disclosure yesterday, JFC said the fund size of Titan Dining LP of which Jollibee ...

Stocks plunge further as foreign funds exit
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- It was a bloodbath at the Philippine stock market yesterday with the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index plunging 129.18 points, or 1.66 percent, to end at 7,610.68. Likewise, the broader All Shares index declined by 51.36 ...

70% tariff on rice imports pushed
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The government should impose up to 70 percent tariff on rice imports amid the deluge of cheap imports that continue to dampen prices of unhusked rice, according to the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc. The PCAFI said a ...

PAL increases capacity of daily flights to Guam
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
CEBU, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is boosting the capacity of its daily service between Manila and Guam to accommodate higher demand during the holiday season. PAL said it would be increasing seat capacity of its Manila-Guam ...

HSBC flips crime-spotting tool to scope new business
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
LONDON -- British bank HSBC has converted a financial crime-spotting algorithm it was forced to build in the wake of a money-laundering scandal into one that can scope out new business opportunities, bank executives said. The system combines data on ...

Craving a snack? Try some chicken popcorn
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
Side Chicks! -- the brainchild of business partners Judy Ang, 27, and Nickee Sy, 30 -- is a snack store which opened last year and is geared towards those who want to have a quick bite. The store primarily offers chicken and chips, with options for fries ...

US online privacy rules unlikely this year, hurting big tech
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
Without a federal law, technology companies, retailers, advertising firms and others dependent on collecting consumer data to track users and increase sales must adapt to the California law, potentially harming corporate profits over the long term.

Data Science and Finance
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
and analyze such data have revolutionized ways of thinking about things and of doing business. If you take a look at your social media accounts and wonder how these outfits are able to anticipate the kind of content you like to consume, the answer is that ...

Shipbuilders, other firms in line for Hanjin assets -- SBMA
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
Hanjin Heavy, whose South Korean parent also collapsed, filed for corporate rehabilitation in January. The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery is currently offering a EUR205.4 million jackpot prize, which is the biggest jackpot anywhere in the world at the moment...

Duterte kicks off Russia visit; meets with PM Medvedev
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW, Russia -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his first engagement since he landed here to embark on his official visit. Duterte, who ...

DOE says oil firms may face charges for unreasonable price adjustments
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Oil companies may face charges if their price adjustments are proven to be unreasonable, an energy official said Wednesday. Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido III said the decrease in the prices of gasoline and diesel to be ...

Duterte to seek PH-Russia labor pact in meeting with Putin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW, Russia -- In his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to seek a labor agreement with Russia amid the high number of ...

Peso inches sideways ahead of inflation data
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
thereby partly weighing on the peso," Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) chief economist Michael L. Ricafort said in a text message on Wednesday. The Philippine Statistics Authority will release official September inflation data on Friday. The Bangko ...

PCC fines condo developer in first 'abuse of dominance' case
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Competition Commission has charged Urban Deca Homes Manila Condominium Corporation and its parent 8990 Holdings, Inc. for abuse of dominance, marking the end of a months-long case against the mass-housing leader and ...

Star City blaze deals P1 billion in damage, management eyes 2020 reopening
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The fire that razed Star City early Wednesday dealt P1 billion in damage to the amusement park. Star City's spokesperson, Ed de Leon, said this in a text message, according to an ABS-CBN report. The facility, which attracts around 1 ...

LPA expected to make landfall on Friday or Saturday -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
In its weather bulletin, the state weather bureau said the LPA was spotted 760 kilometers east of Daet in Camarines Norte. While it is expected to make a landfall, it is not expected to develop ...

The reason women leave jobs after marriage, child birth? Men, says Neda study
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
Filipino women between the age of 25 and 29 would put family over career in a patriarchal culture that allows men to reign over households, according to study of the Natonal Economic and ...

Understanding talent management and disruptive coaching with world-renowned consultants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
Learning how to listen, ask great questions, utilize feedback, and encourage people to be more responsible for their actions are just good habits an individual should exercise in order to improve ...

New Subic shipyard investor not Chinese, says SBMA chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
A foreign shipbuilding giant, but not a Chinese company, could take over the Subic shipyard left behind by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Phils before the end of the year, according to ...

House panel consolidates bills pushing for e-health system, services in PH
newsbytes.ph - 2019-10-02
The House Committee on Health chaired by Quezon representative Angelina Tan on Monday, Sept. 30, created a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate several measures seeking to create ...

Heavy to intense rain showers expected over parts of Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Heavy to intense rain showers with lightning and strong winds are expected over several areas in Luzon on Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Palace saddened by Star City blaze
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang has expressed solidarity with the management of Star City after it was gutted by a huge fire before dawn Wednesday, which also affected its sister company ...

Bong Go sponsors Malasakit Center bill; gets support from fellow senators
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate Bill No. 1076, or "An Act Establishing Malasakit Centers in All Department of Health Hospitals," proposed by Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, received ...

Drug war loses credibility amid controversy involving PNP chief -- Drilon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The drug war being waged by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is losing its credibility in the wake of the "ninja cops" controversy involving no less than ...

Pagasa raises red lightning alert; NAIA flight operations suspended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
"Flight and ground operations at the Naia have resumed after the Philippine weather bureau has determined that the thunderstorm no longer poses a threat to operations," Miaa said. /kga

DOE hoping for lifting of WPS oil exploration ban this year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Energy (DOE) is hoping Malacañang will lift the existing moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea within the year. In a Palace ...

Bodies of 2 of 3 missing Pinoys in Taiwan bridge collapse found
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-02
That part was hit worst by the structure." MECO head Lito Banayo, in a text message to the Business Mirror said "two Filipinos pronounced dead after bodies were retrieved this dawn ...

NEDA greenlights 6 new multibillion-peso projects
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-Cab- Com) of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved six new multibillion-peso projects and cleared the extension of financing means for other ...

Yanson feud: Original management tightens grip on bus empire after Bacolod court ruling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
A Bacolod City court has foiled a bid by a breakaway faction of the billionaire Yanson family to invalidate corporate actions that led to the original management regaining control of the country ...

Body of Filipino, 3 others found; 2 people missing in Taiwan bridge collapse
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
TAIPEI -- Searchers have recovered four bodies and are looking for two people missing from three fishing boats that were struck when a bridge collapsed in Taiwan on Tuesday. The National Fire ...

Want to have Catriona Gray's always gorgeous, fresh-looking locks?
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
Using conditioner is a definite part of the arsenal when it comes to hair care. However in a tropical country like ours, the weather can be unforgiving. As a result, some women opt out of this step. Apart from the heat of summer and the humidity during the ...

Ayala Land named the best developer in Euromoney, Asiamoney polls
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) has again been named the Philippines' best developer at Euromoney's Real Estate Survey 2019. The group's Asiamoney division also cited ALI ...

Stock index fails to advance for 3rd day as tensions linger
philstar.com - 2019-10-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market remained weak yesterday as the trade tensions between the US and China linger and remain unresolved. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index lost 39.21 points, or 0.50 percent, to finish at 7,739.86.

Ctrip Chairman Meets with Philippine Secretary of Tourism
YAHOO! - 2019-10-02
The Philippines is an archipelagic state made ... tickets in China in terms of transaction volume. Ctrip enables business and leisure travelers to make informed and cost-effective bookings by ...

Public, private sectors urged to solve Metro traffic woes amid ongoing infra buildup
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-02
transportation experts called on both the government and the business community to further work together to solve this problem. In a media briefing during the Roads and Traffic Expo held at the ...

SLEX traffic to get better in November -- SOMCO
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- Motorists may get a relief from holiday traffic as Skyway officials announced part of the road system's expansion project is targeted for completion ...

Fresh from new appointment to OWWA, Mocha Uson joins Duterte in Russia trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW -- In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the controversial pro-Duterte blogger shared a photo of herself standing outside a Philippine Airlines aircraft which carried Duterte and members of ...

House leader seeks probe on distribution of bounty for Batocabe killers
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- A leader of the House of Representatives is seeking an investigation on how the bounty for the killers of former AKO BICOL party-list Rep. Rodel ...

Titanic shipyard was on the verge of bankruptcy. It's been thrown a lifeline
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
(CNN) -- Harland and Wolff, the Northern Ireland shipyard that built the Titanic, has been rescued from bankruptcy. A UK energy company, InfraStrata, said Tuesday that it had agreed to buy the ...

What the retail apocalypse means for the American economy
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
(CNN) -- The retail apocalypse over the past several years has devastated America's department stores, chains and mom-and-pops. Stores are closing at record levels. The number of people working ...

They're making paper out of stone -- and saving lots of trees
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
(CNN) -- Is it possible to make paper without trees? Australian entrepreneurs Kevin Garcia and Jon Tse were determined to find out. They spent a year researching a possible alternative that could ...

Locsin orders filing of diplomatic protest for Chinese Coast Guard vessels in Ayungin Shoal
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 2) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr. on Wednesday ordered the immediate filing of fresh diplomatic protest for the confirmed ...

Duterte arrives in Moscow for official visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW, Russia -- President Rodrigo Duterte arrived here early Wednesday morning to for his official visit where he is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and witness the ...

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