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Panelo to Hontiveros: Need help? I can refer you, too
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Thursday that he will help even opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros if she comes to his office in Malacañang asking for assistance.

State auditors: Public Works dep't must recover ?3-B advance payments to contractors
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) failed to recover ?3 billion in advance payments to contractors for completed, rescinded and ...

PH unemployment steady at 5.4%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
An increase in hiring of workers in the services and agriculture sectors resulted in better employment levels for the Philippines in July 2019 as well as lower underemployment, the National ...

Typhoon Liwayway, LPA out of PAR
philstar.com - 2019-09-05
The low pressure area being monitored by the state weather bureau also exited PAR at 3 p.m. It was last spotted 1,070 km east of Eastern Visayas. PAGASA said the weather disturbance is less likely to develop into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours.

Weather to improve as 'Liwayway' exits PH - PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) - Residents of Metro Manila, Luzon, and other parts of the country can expect improved weather as typhoon "Liwayway" (international name: Lingling ...

Sto. Tomas, Batangas plebiscite to push through -- Comelec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) does not see any reason to postpone the plebiscite to turn the municipality of Sto. Tomas, Batangas into a city that is set on Saturday.

Economic managers seek passage of laws that will mitigate impact of US-China trade war
philstar.com - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Economic managers are pushing for the passage of two bills to mitigate the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. The National Economic and Development Authority and the Trade department discussed the effects ...

This meticulous dad makes the switch
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-05
Manolet Castro is an established businessman, and has been an avid collector of action figures and other limited edition toys for some 20 years now. He has always been methodical in everything ...

PH factory production dips anew in July
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Local factories remained in a slump in July, churning out fewer products compared to a year ago. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA ...

The United States and China agree to meet in Washington as trade war rages on
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
(CNN)-- The United States and China have agreed to return to the negotiating table in Washington to discuss trade. It will be the first face-to-face meeting between the two sides since the trade ...

400 million Facebook users' phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse, reports say
philstar.com - 2019-09-05
WASHINGTON, United States -- Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday. An exposed server stored 419 million records on users ...

Comelec sees 50% spike in new voters if registration brought to malls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Election (Comelec) has put up more satellite registration booths by partnering with commercial establishments in a bid to increase the number of voters ...

Dominguez wants biennial audit of tax perks to weed out undeserving firms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Tax incentives given to companies must be reviewed every two years as the Philippines has been too generous in giving away tax incentives to a select group of companies ...

Dominguez wants biennial audit of tax perks to weed out undeserving firms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
Tax incentives given to companies must be reviewed every two years as the Philippines has been too generous in giving away tax incentives to a select group of companies, according to the head of ...

Eastern Samar bars entry of live pigs amid fears of suspected African Swine Fever
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) - Amid fears of a deadly swine disease reported in some areas of the country, the provincial government of Eastern Samar has taken a precautionary ...

Tunnel digging for Metro Manila subway to start November
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Contractors will start digging for the Metro Manila Subway before the year ends, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said. Transportation ...

Bail grant on ex-mayor in Batocabe slay disappoints Bicol police chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Police Regional Office 5 (Bicol Region) Brig. Gen. Arnel Escobal expressed his disappointment on Thursday over the granting of bail to former Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn ...

CHR to hold national inquiry on situation of human rights defenders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday said it will hold a national inquiry on the situation of human rights defenders in the country. The CHR said the inquiry ...

Unemployment rate steadies in July, job quality improves
philstar.com - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of jobless Filipinos steadied in July from a year ago while those wanting more work decreased, indicating an improvement in job quality, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Thursday. Unemployment rate in July ...

Solon wants maximum 40-year jail term policy repealed
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- A House lawmaker on Thursday said he will file a bill to repeal a policy that sets a maximum jail term of 40 years. Under Article 70 of the Revised ...

Duterte rejects China's call to ban Philippine online gambling
Al Jazeera English - 2019-09-05
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that while he was not a fan of online gambling he was not willing to ban the business, as China has urged, because of the risk to the country's economy. Duterte, who backed the Philippine gaming ...

Dorian, back to a Category 3 hurricane, creeps up US coast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-05
A flood chart posted by the National Weather Service projected a combined high tide and storm surge around Charleston Harbor of 10.3 feet (3.1 meters); the record, 12.5 feet (4 meters), was set by ...

Agriculture chief blames hoarding for keeping rice prices where they are despite plunging cost of palay
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-05
Sacks of imported rice are delivered to a rice seller at San Andres district in Manila in this BusinessMirror file photo. Acting Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar on Wednesday pointed to ...

First batch of prematurely-released convicts surrender
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Hours after President Rodrigo Duterte's order, the first batch of prematurely-released convicts have surrendered to authorities. Justice Secretary ...

The first pill for low sex drive in women now has competition. Some women say the original has changed their lives for the better.
Business Insider - 2019-09-05
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US, China to resume trade talks in Washington in October
philstar.com - 2019-09-05
BEIJING, China -- US and Chinese trade negotiators will resume talks in Washington in early October, Beijing said Thursday, after new punitive tariffs raised fears of a breakdown in the protracted negotiations. The world's two biggest economies have been ...

China could release emergency pork reserves after losing 100 million pigs to swine fever
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-05
(CNN) -- African swine fever has wiped out a third of China's pig population. Now government officials are discussing dramatic steps to stabilize the world's largest pork market. Pork is a huge ...

LIVE: Senate probe into GCTA law, possible release of Antonio Sanchez - Day 3
philstar.com - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Senators are conducting the third joint hearing into the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance and the by now blocked release of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez. The hearings are led by the Senate Committee on ...

Perfect harmony of progress and nature at Filinvest City
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-05
Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Festival Mall River Park Although it is primed for business, Filinvest City has responded to the need for breathing room by drawing up a master plan that ...

Inflation further eases to 3-year low in August
philstar.com - 2019-09-05
MANILA, Philippines (Update 2, 11:36 a.m.) -- Price growth of key consumer items continued its downtrend in August to post the slowest rate in three years, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Thursday. Inflation eased further to 1.7% in August ...

SCG pushes mainstreaming of circular economy
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-05
He said that since its founding in 1913, SCG has been driving sustainable development in Thailand and the Asean region by promoting balance between society, environment and business.

Metro Pacific hospital unit plans P83-B IPO
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-05
Around 24% will go to additional investments in its existing hospitals, while the remaining eight percent will be used for general corporate purposes. The company also expects up to P75.1 billion in net proceeds from the secondary offer, assuming the over ...

Czech Republic connects with PHL ICT industry
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-04
During the event, five Czech companies: Kentico Software, Y Soft, Avast by Kaizen Internetworking, Flowmon Networks and Adastra Business Consulting, will introduce Czech-based technologies.

2020 Democratic candidates turn focus to climate change
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
Castro cited the extreme weather over the summer to illustrate the urgency of climate change. "We see that now with Hurricane Dorian," he said. "The Arctic ice caps melting. The Amazon on fire.

Hurricane Dorian creeps up US coast; near-record storm surge feared
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
A flood chart posted by the National Weather Service projected a combined high tide and storm surge around Charleston Harbor of 10.3 feet (3.1 meters); the record, 12.5 feet (4 meters), was set by ...

Envoy enthusiastic on PHL-EU engagements
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-04
The envoy also said he enjoyed interacting with the Filipino people, may they be students, business people, the diplomatic community, politicians, civil society, journalists, writers, as well as ...

OWWA-LandBank program helps fulfill dream business of former OFW
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-04
Husband and wife Carl and Cynthia Litigio manage their restaurant business named Sikwate House It was in 1975, the same year that Carl Dean Litigio was born, when his father decided to start a ...

Health groups seek higher taxes on e-cigarettes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Health advocates on Wednesday called on lawmakers to immediately pass a measure imposing higher taxes on electronic cigarettes, and cited studies which showed that this ...

MMDA working with Senate on bill to expand its mandate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it was working with the Senate to expand its powers to more effectively deal with traffic, flooding and other ...

Why Walmart's New Gun Policies Are Good For Its Brand
Forbes - 2019-09-04
While I am on record in my belief that it is unwise for mass marketers to weigh in on politically charged issues, there are times when companies must face difficult decisions based on current events and pressure from groups on both sides of an issue.

What Medicare For All Might Mean For Jobs
NPR - 2019-09-04
The concept of 'Medicare for All' is defining the healthcare debate among Democrats in the 2020 presidential race. The idea is to give government insurance to everyone in the country, by extending Medicare and replacing the existing private insurance system.

Storm strengthens but spares north Luzon; new LPA spotted off
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm "Liwayway" intensified into a typhoon on Wednesday, but would no longer cause significant impact on northern Luzon, according to the Philippine ...

When love is work, literally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
Last week, we discussed how the young couple, Joseph Tay and Stephanie "Stenie" Coyiuto-Tay, started their own luxury furniture business, Casa Bella Home and Living Furniture. Working as a ...

Locsin says 60 protests sent to China over WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government has "fired off" a total of 60 diplomatic protests against the incursions of China on the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Foreign Secretary Teodoro ...

Dar: 25 provinces will buy palay to help farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Wednesday said he had secured the commitment of 25 provincial governments to buy palay as a growing number of farmers complained of ...

BPI offshore bond offering raises $300M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has raised $300 million from a fresh offering of five-year offshore debt paper, the first US dollar-denominated Asean (Association of Southeast Asian ...

Allow ecozones in Metro, Palace urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
The IT-BPM industry is banking on the mercy of Malacañang to approve the pending applications for economic zones in Metro Manila to at least give the sector some more room to grow. Rey Untal ...

Cemex selling new shares to existing shareholders to raise up to $250M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
Cement maker Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc. has received the green light from its board to raise as much as $250 million from the sale of new shares to existing investors. An increase in ...

DA starts giving aid to farmers, fisherfolk
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
The newly minted agriculture chief kicked off last week his regional visits to distribute aid to farmers and fisherfolk amid the tragedy besetting the rice industry as palay prices continue to drop.

Mines continue to rise as market firms up
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-04
The local stock barometer firmed up slightly on Wednesday, tracking mostly upbeat regional markets. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 36.15 points, or 0.46 percent, to ...

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