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Order issued to stop demolition work on collapsed Sogo hotel in Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A work stoppage order has been released to halt the demolition work at a Sogo hotel branch in Manila after one of its portions collapsed, killing two people, the Department ...

Locsin 'forgives' France for calling for UN probe into drug war
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr. on Wednesday disclosed he earlier threatened to cut ties with France after it co ...

BOC sues trading firm over P57-M misdeclared shipments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges against Shinerise Trading Service in connection to "unlawful importation" of more than P57-million worth of ...

Bill raising tobacco, alcohol taxes reaches Senate floor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A bill raising the taxes on alcohol and tobacco products has reached the Senate floor. As chair of the Senate committee on ways and means, Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday ...

Philippines risks polio problem as parents skip child vaccines: WHO
Reuters - 2019-09-25
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines risks having more cases of polio unless it sharply steps up its vaccinations of children under 5 years of age, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The Southeast Asian country is dealing with an outbreak of ...

4 more Chinese fugitives arrested in NAIA, Taguig
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Four more Chinese nationals wanted for various crimes in their home country were arrested in Metro Manila, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said ...

DOLE stops demolition of Malate hotel after deadly collapse
philstar.com - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment ordered the stoppage of demolition works of a hotel in Malate, Manila following the death of two construction workers. Labor Asec. Benjo Benavidez on Wednesday said the stoppage order was ...

BIR shuts down unregistered Pogo operator in Eastwood
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Wednesday served a closure order against Great Empire Gaming and Amusement Corp., an unregistered Philippine offshore gaming ...

DOF to push for privatization of gaming industry
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- The Department of Finance will renew its push on privatizing the gaming industry. In a Senate budget hearing Wednesday, Finance Secretary Carlos ...

Gordon: A dozen of police officials linked to illegal drug trade
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- About a dozen police officers, most of them are incumbents, have been linked to the illegal drug trade, Senator Richard Gordon said on Wednesday. Gordon said the alleged ...

2 minors abused, repatriated after being illegally deployed to Saudi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Two minors, aged 14 and 17, were maltreated after being illegally deployed to Saudi Arabia to work as domestic helpers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

New law allows foreign schools to establish presence, collaborate with PH universities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines--Foreign universities may now establish branch campuses in the Philippines and collaborate with local higher education institutions after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into ...

Locsin likens South China Sea code to 'feeding a dragon in your living room'
philstar.com - 2019-09-25
The US, meanwhile, remains the most trusted country of the Filipinos with 92% saying they have trust in the country's long-time ally, according to a Social Weather Stations survey in July. "It's very clear that the people are pro-America and so is the army ...

Filipino fintech firm PayMongo bags $2.7-M funding
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- PayMongo, a financial technology firm in the Philippines, has secured $2.7 million as seed funding from foreign investors. The company, which ...

Uber CEO says business is 'absolutely sustainable' after losing $5 billion in three months
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
(CNN) -- Uber is blowing through billions of dollars, but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is undeterred. In an interview with CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour that will air Wednesday, Khosrowshahi ...

Dismissed PMA cadets face anti-hazing law raps over Dormitorio death
philstar.com - 2019-09-25
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Three dismissed cadets of the Philippine Military Academy will be facing complaints of violations of the anti-hazing law in connection to death of 20-year-old cadet Darwin Dormitorio last Wednesday. Col. Allan Rae Co, Baguio ...

LIST: Water service interruption schedule for Maynilad customers
philstar.com - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Maynilad Water Services Inc. will cut off supplies in several parts of Metro Manila and Cavite for 11 days as the west zone concessionaire begins the second phase of its water treatment plan. Daily water service interruptions will ...

Sangley Airport to open in October a month later than earlier projected
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday said the construction of Sangley Airport in Cavite will be completed in October, a month later ...

Progress made in South China Sea Code of Conduct as Beijing eases up on demands - Locsin
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed on a draft of the Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea.

DOH-7 says haze can trigger asthma attack
philstar.com - 2019-09-25
Garganera and Dizon cited in their resolutions that the Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) has advised the public that Metro Cebu is currently experiencing hazy weather condition caused by the forest fire in Indonesia, this ...

'Clear rules on transport needed to keep fast food favorites on menu amid ASF outbreak'
philstar.com - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumers may soon miss out on fastfood favorites like burgers and breakfast sausages as these might slowly disappear from menu boards amid the African swine fever outbreak in the country. The Philippine Association of Meat ...

Asian markets fall on Trump impeachment move, trade fears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
Hong Kong -- Asian stock markets fell Wednesday after US Democrats launched formal impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump and on renewed worries about trade as the president adopted a hard ...

'Drug queen' has left PH for Bangkok, Immigration says
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- The alleged "drug queen" buying recycled illegal drugs from so-called ninja cops has left the country, an immigration official confirmed on ...

PH suspends loans from 2 countries that backed Iceland resolution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines-- The government has suspended its loans from two countries that supported a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution against the Philippines. Finance Secretary ...

Duterte allows appointment of judges-at-large to address cases backlog
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure allowing the appointment of judges-at-large as the government moves to address the overload of cases in trial courts ...

CA recommends appointment, nomination of 53 DFA execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The appointments and nominations of 53 officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) have been recommended for confirmation by a panel of the powerful Commission on ...

ADB cuts growth forecast on Philippines as budget delay, weak external outlook bite
philstar.com - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday slashed its growth outlook on the Philippine economy as the delayed passage of the 2019 budget crimped state spending in the first semester and as headwinds threaten the global economy.

DOTr pushes back completion of Sangley Airport to October
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday said the construction of Sangley Airport in Cavite will be completed in October, a month later ...

8990 company building luxury resort in Siquijor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines-The hospitality arm of property developer 8990 Holdings is set to open next year a 250-room luxury resort in Siquijor, an island in the Central Visayas known for its pristine ...

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann is stepping down
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
(CNN) -- After a disastrous attempt at going public, the chief executive of WeWork's parent company, Adam Neumann, is stepping down, the company confirmed Tuesday. Neumann and Miguel McKelvey ...

Basilan doctor in police custody over Facebook posts
philstar.com - 2019-09-25
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Police in Parang, Maguindanao have arrested a physician facing 26 counts of violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act in a court in Zamboanga City. Lt.Col. Ibrahim Jambiran, chief of the Parang police, confirmed in a written ...

China is sending government officials into companies like Alibaba and Geely
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-25
(CNN) - China is sending officials into some of the country's biggest private companies in a move it says is designed to bolster high-tech manufacturing. Officials in the city of Hangzhou, a ...

MPIC takes over Indonesia toll firm
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-24
The tollroad unit of infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has taken full control of Indonesian toll road developer and operator PT Margautama Nusantara (MUN ...

DA urges LGUs to implement projects to help farmers, fishermen
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-24
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing for more local government-led extension programs to help farmers and fishermen, saying that incentives are ready for provinces that will answer the call.

This hero airman saved a child's life on the way to pick up an award for doing a bunch of other heroic things
Business Insider - 2019-09-24
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China steals US designs for new weapons, and it's getting away with 'the greatest intellectual property theft in human history'
Business Insider - 2019-09-24
China's intellectual property theft of both civil and military information is no secret. From alleged attempts to hack into Swedish telecom provider Ericsson to the theft of information related to the F-22 and F-35, there are several instances of China ...

The bombshell ANA/K2 report on media transparency was such a wake-up call for marketers that 69% have updated their media agency contracts since 2016
Business Insider - 2019-09-24
Three years since a bombshell report by the Association of National Advertisers sounded the alarm bell for advertisers and revealed that media buying was rife with widespread illegal rebates and murky financial practices, advertisers seem to have made some ...

Lyft app to display U.S. ride-hail alternatives as congestion concerns mount
Reuters - 2019-09-24
(Reuters) - Lyft Inc on Tuesday said it will roll out changes to its app, allowing users to switch between different modes of transportation at a time when U.S. cities become wary of worsening traffic caused by ride-hailing. The San Francisco-based company ...

FCC: Sprint improperly accepted millions in federal subsidies
UPI.com - 2019-09-24
Sept. 24 (UPI) --The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday accused telecom giant Sprint of accepting millions in federal subsidies to provide discounts it never passed on to low-income customers. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he asked the agency's ...

Life, Land and Journeys
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-24
George brings with him over 10 years of IT, new media, and business development experience as a top-level executive focused on M&As in consumer facing businesses. Mikko Barranda serves as ...

EDITORIAL - Flawed campaign
philstar.com - 2019-09-24
The dreaded polio is back in the Philippines with the Department of Health declaring an outbreak of the disease in the country after almost two decades after being certified free of it by the World Health Organization. Latest DOH records show there were at ...

LPA monitored off Pacific
philstar.com - 2019-09-24
PAGASA senior weather forecaster Meno Mendoza said it was not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours. He said the weather system has no effect on any part of the country yet. A total of 14 cyclones have entered the Philippines ...

Wholesale prices of construction materials in NCR rise in August
philstar.com - 2019-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Wholesale prices of construction materials in the National Capital Region (NCR) accelerated in August, largely due to the growth in the heavily weighted indexes of concrete products and cement as well as sand and gravel, the ...

Meralco needs to secure permits for operating Quezon plant -- ERC
philstar.com - 2019-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) should secure its permits before it can be allowed to operate its coal-fired power plant in Quezon, the Energy Regulatory Commission said. Generation companies seeking approval of the issuance of a ...

Difficulties seen over tax reform differences
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-24
Zubiri told reporters, following concerns raised by foreign business chambers that the measure could result in 703,000 job losses in the first year. Still, Mr. Zubiri said that, "[o]n the onset, we support the rationalization of fiscal incentives.

A is for Aesthetics
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-24
Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines is a program of the SGV Foundation, Inc. with the participation of co-presenters Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, and the Philippine Stock Exchange. In the next few weeks ...

Diphtheria cases also up in some parts of PH - Health dept
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24)-- Apart from polio, health officials warned that cases of other infectious diseases have also emerged in some parts of the country due to low vaccination coverage. The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said ...

MPTC takes full control of MUN
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-24
METRO PACIFIC Tollways Corp. (MPTC) has taken full control of Indonesian infrastructure firm PT Margautama Nusantara (MUN) as it seeks to further expand its toll road business outside the Philippines. Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) told the stock ...

Phoenix Petroleum PHL infusing $12M to Singapore subsidiary
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-24
PNX Energy will manage "international investments including expansion of related business activities and operations in the Asia Pacific region." This is the second subsidiary the oil firm ...

More Chinese, Asean tourists targeted
philstar.com - 2019-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) continues to strengthen its promotions in the Chinese and ASEAN markets as it recently participated in a regional trade expo. The agency said it joined the 16th China ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) in Nanning ...

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