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Skilled labor mobility in SE Asia to ease disruptions
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-28
Industry experts also estimated that 47% of business process outsourcing (BPO) workers in the Philippines are focused on process-driven tasks that will be challenged by increasingly sophisticated voice, text and image recognition. ASEAN members should ...

PNP: More leftist leaders hiding in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Several leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) who are fugitives from justice are believed to be hiding in Metro Manila, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP). "Of course meron. Remember that Metro ...

Tattoo Needles May Trigger Allergic Reactions
New York Times - 2019-08-28
Tattoos can cause allergic reactions, and tattoo needles, even clean ones, may be partly to blame, a new study found. Previous studies have shown that tattoo inks contain high amounts of nickel, chromium, cobalt and mercury, which are transported to the ...

Ferry catches fire off Dapitan; 4 dead
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Four persons died when a ferry caught fire in the waters off Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte at past midnight yesterday. Dapitan City health officer Rolito Cataluña identified two of the fatalities as Danilo Gomez, 60 ...

P120-million river wall project in Las Piñas completed
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the P120.76-million flood control structure in Las Piñas City, according to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar. Villar said the five-meter-high flood control wall was built to ...

Belmonte seeks coordination with DPWH
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday met with representatives of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to discuss better coordination on projects being implemented in the city. Belmonte arranged the meeting after a ...

Marawi infrastructure projects to start in October
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Despite ongoing clearing of debris and unexploded bombs in the main battle area, construction of infrastructure projects in Marawi will start in October. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command chief, quoted ...

Navy mulls detachment on island eyed by Chinese investors
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Navy plans to put up a detachment on one of the islands reportedly being considered by Chinese businessmen as economic zones and tourist destinations. Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said the detachment would ...

Coca-Cola seeks lower taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Beverage giant Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) is lobbying for the reduction of excise taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB). The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said CCBPI chief executive officer Gareth ...

Siquijor synoptic station paves way for new airport
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
Gov. Zaldy Villa said that the weather station will boost their ongoing efforts to establish a domestic airport of their own. "The setting up of this station is crucial in the operation of our would-be airport in Siquijor," he announced during ground ...

BPO firm plans to expand operations in provinces
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-28
TRANSCOM Worldwide AB opened a new office in Pasig City. BUSINESS process outsourcing (BPO) firm Transcom Worldwide AB is expanding its operations in the provinces, amid the moratorium on new economic zones in Metro Manila. "The fact that new PEZA ...

Philippines, Ireland start tax talks
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and Ireland have commenced ... provisions on residents and immovable property, and business profits, among others, have already been mutually agreed upon," she said. Under a double taxation agreement, individuals ...

Navy chief bats for modernization support to protect PH vast waters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag Officer in Command Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad has called for the support on the establishment of a "credible and modernized" Philippine Navy to secure the entire ...

Move people
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-28
Since most of them will not have these points as their final destinations, they will have to take other means of transport (city buses, taxis, jeepneys, among others), to reach their final point which are mostly their places of work and business.

Philippine national rugby teams find steady supporter in bed mattresses maker Tempur
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-28
It is definitely enhancing the brand," said Mayen Yuzon, business manager at Focus Global, Inc. (FGI) handling Tempur, in a separate interview. FGI is the distributor of the United States-based Tempur brand of mattresses and pillows known for high ...

DOH: Lack of funds preventing full implementation of universal health care law
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The Department of Health (DOH) said it would be impossible to roll out the Universal Health Care (UHC) nationwide by 2020 for lack of funds.

DepEd: No-homework plan to help students attain school-life balance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has expressed support to the proposed no-homework policy from kindergarten to high school, stressing it would help students achieve a ...

PhilHealth officials face graft at DoJ
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-28
GOVERNMENT agents filed graft charges against 21 officials and employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for allowing a company to do business with the government despite findings of fraud. PhilHealth officials accredited WellMed ...

Palace accepts apology of Chinese shipowner in Recto Bank incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines--Malacañang accepted on Wednesday the apology of the owner of the Chinese vessel involved in the June 10 allision with a Filipino fishing boat near the Recto Bank in the West ...

Frogs released in Quezon City vs dengue may cause death
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- A warning for residents in Barangay Old Balara in Quezon City: Those frogs released in your neighborhood may end up killing more than just mosquitoes.

Duterte flies to China for 5th visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
The President was initially set to visit a school building in Fujian province built in honor of his late mother, Soledad Duterte, but it was moved to a later date due to "logistical" reasons.

UP says open for security officers to be trained by PNP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The University of the Philippines (UP) on Wednesday said it is open to have its security officers be trained by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to maintain peace and ...

Philippines, Ireland start talks on double taxation agreement
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and Ireland has started talks on a proposed bilateral deal that seeks to avoid double taxation on individuals and companies in both companies, the Department of Finance said Wednesday. In a statement, Finance ...

What Sue Ramirez learned after playing prostitute
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
Many were taken by surprise when Sue Ramirez agreed to accept the role of a prostitute in "Cuddle Weather," the latest movie under Regal Entertainment, an entry to Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino which will run from September 13-19. "There are a number ...

Gawad PiliPinoy awardee recognized for championing local farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
Blessed with arable lands with weather conducive for farming, the highland province of Benguet has long been well-known as the "Salad Bowl of the Philippines". Yet, recent oversupply in ...

Storm Dorian expected to strengthen, could hit Puerto Rico
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
"Practically the entire island will be under sustained tropical storm force winds," said Roberto García, director of U.S. National Weather Service San Juan, during a press conference late Tuesda

BRP Gregorio del Pilar to return to fleet by 2nd half of 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PS-15), a Philippine Navy warship that ran aground in the West Philippine Sea last year, will set sail again likely in the second half of 2020.

PH Navy in talks with CEZA for naval detachment plans on Fuga Island
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Talks are underway between the Philippine Navy and the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) for the setting up of a naval detachment on Fuga Island, one of the reported ...

Bishop: De Lima should attend Senate debates via teleconferencing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Disallowing detained senator Leila de Lima to join Senate debates via teleconferencing will give "injustice" to those who voted for her during the 2016 elections ...

Acquire Customers with Compelling Sales Pitches
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
Sales pitches present the product/service to attract attention of customers. It is an important selling technique for entrepreneurs. It is vital if you want to turn prospects into paying customers.

Grab to invest $694 million in Vietnam over 5 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
SINGAPORE -- Grab said on Wednesday (Aug 28) that it is investing another US$500 million (S$694.4 million) over five years to grow in Vietnam and tap opportunities in fintech, new mobility ...

Despite claims on social media, KAPA 'not a Bangko Sentral-supervised entity'
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday belied claims made by KAPA Community Ministry International Inc., saying the non-stock and independent religious corporation accused of orchestrating a fraudulent investment scheme is not ...

Indian companies to ramp up investment in China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
BEIJING -- Most of the 57 Indian companies across industries that have operations in China told an industry survey they will increase their investment this year on the back of rising revenues and ...

Singapore, China companies ink 13 digital tech deals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
SINGAPORE -- Singapore and Chinese companies have inked 13 deals to cooperate on using digital technologies in education ... in a new learning system for pre-schools, as well as developing ...

BI intercepts 2 Korean fugitives at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration agents recently arrested two Korean nationals wanted by law at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). Hong Chan Woo, 24, and Jun Juman, 36 ...

Ex-health chief calls out Duque for hasty vaccine processing amid Dengvaxia ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28)-- A former Health secretary has confronted her successor on the quick registration of another vaccine, while that of Dengvaxia was revoked despite a ...

Government infrastructure projects need 24/7 work mode -- Pernia
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) yesterday stressed the need to continue the round-the-clock construction of government projects to catch up on spending for infrastructure after encountering a budget delay this ...

EU awards Erasmus+ scholarships to 66 Filipino students
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Sixty-six Filipino students will have the opportunity to pursue their higher education abroad through the Erasmus+ scholarship program of the European Union (EU).

Duterte hits Iceland for abortion policy
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday vented his ire on Iceland yet again. This time, over its abortion policy. Iceland passed a much-debated bill into ...

Judge in Sanchez conviction slams Panelo, Faeldon for 'twisting' GCTA law
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Tabaco City, Albay (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The judge who convicted ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez to seven life terms lambasted a number of government officials for "twisting" the lower jail ...

LIST: Flights canceled on August 28 due to bad weather
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A number of domestic flights were grounded on Wednesday due to bad weather at its destinations. The Manila International Airport Authority said the flights affected were headed to and from Basco, Batanes; Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur ...

Gender-neutral toilets now in 15 airports - CAAP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has put up gender-neutral toilets in some of the airports it operates around the country. CAAP Spokesperson Eric ...

Moderate to heavy rains in parts of Luzon on Wednesday afternoon-Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Some parts of Luzon will experience moderate to heavy rains on Wednesday afternoon, the state weather bureau said. In a thunderstorm advisory issued at 12:30 p.m., the ...

2 persons perish in ship fire off Dapitan City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
As of 9 a.m., 102 passengers had been accounted for by the PCG. "We continue our rescue operations amid the difficult weather condition. We could not yet say how many were missing until we ...

3 dead after ferry catches fire in Dapitan City
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- At least three passengers died after a fire broke out in a ferry traveling towards Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte late Tuesday. Commodore Gregorio Adel Jr., Philippine Coast Guard Northern Mindanao district commander, on Wednesday ...

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street slide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
BEIJING - Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade after Wall Street slid. Shanghai retreated, Tokyo advanced and Hong Kong was ...

Universal Health Care law not set for 2020 nationwide roll out - DOH chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines - Health Secretary Francisco Duque III admitted on Wednesday that the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law nationwide by 2020 is not possible due to lack of ...

Deaths reported as Philippine ferry catches fire at sea
Al Jazeera English - 2019-08-28
A Philippine Coast Guard official in Dapitan was quoted by ... Agolong also said that at the time of the boat fire, the area was experiencing harsh weather and large waves, making the rescue more difficult. Tropical storm Jenny has been lashing the ...

Duterte's turn against China is tactical ploy, not genuine shift
NIKKEI - 2019-08-28
Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, who oversaw the Philippines' arbitration case against China during the previous administration, seemed ecstatic at Duterte's announcement. "Let us ...

'Jenny' seen to leave Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday evening
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
According to PAGASA's 8 a.m. Severe Weather Bulletin, TCWS No. 1 is still hoisted over Cagayan, Apayao, Abra, Benguet, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, the northern portion of Zambales, and the province of Tarlac. "Jenny" weakened into a ...

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