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Twins topnotchers of engineering, nursing board exams
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Twins brothers Jose Raphael Delos Santos and Jose Gabriel Delos Santos brought pride to their family after they ranked in the top 10 of their respective board exams in nursing and electrical ...

Cambodia considers reversing online gaming ban, irking China
NIKKEI - 2019-09-13
"We don't want the market doubting and waiting," Vann told the Nikkei Asian Review ... New tax rules for online gaming announced in the Philippines could offer a possible solution.

Duterte almost waived PH sovereign rights in remark to 'set aside' arbitral ruling - Carpio
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday cautioned how dangerous it was for President Rodrigo Duterte to say the Philippines will "set ...

Economic team to study Duterte pitch for gross taxation
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- The Department of Finance (DOF) would be looking into shifting to gross taxation as suggested by President Rodrigo Duterte to curb corruption.

Philippine Fast Food Specialist Jollibee Hungry to Expand in U.S., China
New York Times - 2019-09-13
The little bee that could - https://graphics.reuters.com/JOLLIBEE-EXPANSION/0100B26012Q/PHILIPPINES-JOLLIBEE.jpg) TRUSTING ONE'S GUT Jollibee likes to acquire quite small, loss-making firms at low prices and turn them around. It receives business proposals ...

Asian shares gain on fresh optimism over US-China trade
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Stocks were broadly higher in Asia on Friday after gains overnight on Wall Street. Investors have stepped up buying on hopes for an easing of tensions in the costly trade war between the U.S ...

PNP: Number of heinous crime convicts who surrendered now over 300
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of heinous crime convicts who already surrendered to the police has reached over 300, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Friday. Of the 353 who ...

Court starts hearing case of American woman who tried to smuggle a baby out of PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- The Pasay City Regional Trial Court has begun hearing the case of an American woman who is suspected of trying to smuggle out an infant from the ...

277 illegal foreign workers nabbed in Pasig business district
philstar.com - 2019-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Authorities arrested 277 foreign nationals working in the country illegally in a massive raid in Pasig City on Wednesday, the Bureau of Immigration announced Friday. In a statement, the bureau said that 277 Chinese nationals were ...

US briefly overtakes Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil exporter
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-13
(CNN) - Booming shale production helped the United States briefly overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's top oil exporter for the first time earlier this year. US exports of ...

Fewer irregularities in midterm polls, SWS survey shows
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. According to the survey, conducted from June 22 to 26, majority said vote-buying, harassment of voters, flying voters, cheating in the vote count ...

Can Xurpas surpass its past?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
For technology firm Xurpas Inc., whose shares have dramatically declined in the local stock market in the last three years, its bottom line will still get worse before it gets better. Following ...

SM to open 2nd lifestyle mall in Olongapo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Property giant SM Prime Holdings is opening on Friday its 73rd shopping mall in the Philippines: a new lifestyle mall in the highly urbanized city of Olongapo in Zambales. Situated in Olongapo ...

'Marilyn' to bring rains as it begins to affect southwest monsoon
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- Tropical Depression Marilyn is starting to affect the southwest monsoon (habagat) and is seen to bring rains over parts of the country. In its 11 p ...

Cebu Landmasters acquires premiere resort in Mactan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
Property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) is raising its stake in the tourism space with a deal to purchase Abaca Resort Mactan, a beachfront boutique resort in Cebu, which it plans to ...

SMC folds packaging businesses in one entity
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. is moving to consolidate its packaging businesses under subsidiary San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp. (SMYPC), building up this unit as a standalone business ...

Dominguez to SSS: Deliver higher investment returns to meet growing pension needs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
The Social Security System (SSS) should strengthen its financial standing by improving the quality and performance of its investments, and to use modern digital tools to reduce overhead expenses ...

NFA raising palay support price, flooding markets with rice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
Starting today, Sept. 13, expect two new measures to be implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the National Food Authority (NFA) to address issues surrounding high rice prices ...

Vehicle sales fell 2.4% in August
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
Auto sales slid 2.4 percent in August alone, marking the first time year-on-year sales dropped since the slump seen at the start of 2019. Vehicle manufacturers sold 29,599 units in August ...

PH shares slip, buck regional trend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
The local stock barometer continued to shy away from the 8,000 mark, trading in a narrow range on Thursday while most markets in the region were perked up by easing global trade tensions.

3 firms step closer to bagging Meralco deal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
Manila Electric Company said on Thursday that three companies gave the best bids for a contract to supply the utility with 500 megawatts for five years. Meralco said in a statement that the best ...

IPO still in the cards for MPIC hospital unit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
Infrastructure holding firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is proceeding with negotiations for the sale of shares in its hospital business to new investors while also processing a massive ...

Branding: A matter of trust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
Six recipients of the Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA) recently assembled for the 1st Mansmith Brand Summit. I chaired the conference and opened it with a fearless forecast--that ...

Lawmakers hit DepEd for low proficiency rates in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- Lawmakers on Thursday questioned the Department of Education (DepEd) over the low proficiency rates of Filipino students. In a Senate hearing on ...

Google hit with sweeping demand from 48 states over ad business
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-12
The Google Inc. logo sits illuminated on the company's exhibition stand at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg ...

Saudi Aramco is gearing up for what could be the largest IPO ever. Here are 10 public offerings its massive listing would dwarf.
Business Insider - 2019-09-12
Saudi Aramco is preparing for what could shape up to be the world's largest initial public offering. The massive state-run oil company is looking to list as much as 5% of its shares sometime in 2020 or 2021. Aramco officials have suggested the company ...

Mercury In Ponds-Labeled Skin Cream Leaves Woman In Semi-Comatose State
International Business Times - 2019-09-12
A 47-year-old California woman has been in a semi-comatose state for weeks after using a Ponds-labeled skin cream tainted with methylmercury. Sacramento County health officials said that it is the first reported case of methylmercury poisoning from a skin ...

A pair US F-15 fighter jets came close to taking out a couple of free-falling skydivers at 350 mph in the sky over England
Business Insider - 2019-09-12
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Microsoft Authenticator on Android gets cloud backup and recovery
ZDNet - 2019-09-12
Microsoft has made available to Android users the ability to do cloud backup and recovery for the Microsoft Authenticator app. Using this feature, Android users can more easily transfer their credentials to new devices when needed. Microsoft ...

SSS aims to triple online transactions
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-12
SSS Vice President Mario R. Sibucao said increasing online transactions is part of the business reengineering project of the pension fund, which will transform its 33 branches into e-Centers.

Sophos open-sources Sandboxie, an utility for sandboxing any application
ZDNet - 2019-09-12
UK cyber-security firm announced this week plans to open-source the Sandboxie project, a Windows utility that lets users run any application inside a secure sandbox. Prior to this week, the project, which had amassed quite the loyal following, had been ...

Google Makes It Easier to Find Addiction Recovery Resources
Fortune - 2019-09-12
Google wants to make it easier for addicts to find the help they need. To mark National Recovery Month, Google has created a website called Recover Together that aims to help the estimated 20 ...

'Marilyn' to bring rains as it begins to affect southwest monsoon
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) -- Tropical Depression Marilyn is starting to affect the southwest monsoon (habagat) and is seen to bring rains over parts of the country. In its 11 p ...

Izzy Englander just added a quant team that was managing hundreds of millions for billionaire Michael Platt
Business Insider - 2019-09-12
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Karolinska VP Resigns Amid Scientific Misconduct Allegations
Medscape - 2019-09-12
The vice-president of the Stockholm-based Karolinska Institutet, cancer researcher Karin Dahlman-Wright, PhD, has resigned her position as vice president. The university's board agreed with her decision and "relieved her from her assignment," the ...

Isko Moreno meets with Chinese ambassador at city hall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
MANILA, Philippines-During a courtesy call at the Manila City Hall on Thursday, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua said the "healthy and steady" relationship between the Philippines and China ...

Unprecedented Survival in Lung Cancer With Immunotherapy
Medscape - 2019-09-12
BARCELONA, Spain -- Immunotherapy in the form of programmed cell death (PD-1 and PD-L1) inhibitors is rapidly transforming the landscape in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), extending progression-free survival and even overall survival (OS) in ...

Campi and TMA see uphill climb in hitting 10% year-end sales growth
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-12
This was primarily attributed to the historical trend of August being a "ghost month," or an off-peak season for business. Sales of passenger cars (PC) grew a little over 1 percent to 8,781 ...

The FBI is reportedly investigating Facebook board member Peter Thiel's venture capital firm over allegations of 'financial misconduct'
Business Insider - 2019-09-12
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Inigo flexes his creative muscles
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-12
Which he thinks is a good thing as he acknowledges it was his ticket to enter show business without even entering a reality contest or releasing a scandalous video on the Internet. Now ...

Vaping lung disease: Legal pot labs start testing for vitamin E in cannabis oil
UPI.com - 2019-09-12
Sept. 12 (UPI) --Some private cannabis testing laboratories plan to test for vitamin E acetate, a possible cutting agent for cannabis oil identified by the Food and Drug Administration as an ingredient in illicit vapes linked to an outbreak of lung ...

USSC offers Memorial Guard with Eternal Plans
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-12
bills payment and ticketing and other business transactions. It is the No. 1 agent of Western Union in the Philippines. Eternal Plans, on the other hand, is the preneed arm of the Eternal Group of ...

Mazda handovers MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition units to new owners
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-12
Mazda MX-5 NA designer Tom Matano (left), Mazda Philippines President Steven Tan (2nd from right), and Mazda Motor Corp. General Manager of the Asean Business Office Susumu Niinai (right ...

FLI, DMCI Homes launch new projects
philstar.com - 2019-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Filinvest Land Inc. and DMCI Homes are expanding their respective residential footprints with the launch of new projects. FLI held the groundbreaking for its latest residential project, Hampton Orchards Phase 2, under its Aspire brand.

CLI acquires another prime Mactan resort
philstar.com - 2019-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), the Visayas-based property developer, has acquired Abaca Resort Mactan as part of its expansion. Abaca Resort Mactan, which sits on 4,328 square meters of land in Punta Engano, is considered among the ...

Philippines 2nd cheapest mobile data price per GB in AsPac -- Globe
philstar.com - 2019-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Telecom Inc. said the Philippines has the second cheapest mobile internet price per gigabyte (GB) in the region, next only to India. The Ayala-led telco said the mobile internet price per GB in the Philippines, using Globe ...

US launches P92.3M literacy program for deaf, blind kids in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday launched a three-year, P92.3-million program that would enable visually and hearing impaired ...

Foreign chambers laud changes to Foreign Investments Act
philstar.com - 2019-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign business groups in the country welcomed the recent approval of amendments to the Foreign Investments Act (FIA) at the House of Representatives, saying these would enable the Philippines to attract more investments.

Meralco concludes another successful CSP
philstar.com - 2019-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has secured mid-merit supply that will further bring down power rates within its franchise following its second successful competitive selection process (CSP). Meralco said its third party bids and ...

Mining group forms multisectoral advisory panel
philstar.com - 2019-09-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Chamber of Mines Philippines (COMP) is taking a step forward with its push for more sustainable mining practices as it establishes its Community of Interest (COI) advisory panel to discuss current mining issues. The creation of ...

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