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QR payments double in H1as Chinese boost usage rate
philstar.com - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Cashless transactions through the use of QR or quick response code is gaining popularity among Filipino consumers and Chinese tourists with deals hitting P3.27 billion in the first half of the year. Data from the Bangko Sentral ng ...

Mayweather-Pacquiao: No Saudi, No Rematch
philstar.com - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- No trip to Saudi Arabia means no rematch with Manny Pacquiao. Retired boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. yesterday doused cold water on reports that he was on his way to the Middle East to pursue talks regarding a second fight ...

2 Abus nabbed in Pasay, Zamboanga
philstar.com - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Two alleged members of the terror group Abu Sayyaf were arrested in separate operations in Pasay and Zamboanga City over the weekend, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said yesterday. Abdulla Addi, alias Tuma, and Aluyudan ...

Government on heightened alert over ASF threat
philstar.com - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The deadly African swine fever is threatening the P260 billion pork industry as the government began culling hogs in an unidentified area in Luzon to halt an outbreak of the virus. Agriculture Secretary William Dar neither confirmed ...

Developers urged to tap traditional firms to offset declining demand from BPOs
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-19
which intends to reduce corporate income tax to foreign investors. From 361,000 square meters (sq.m.) of transactions from BPO firms in the first half of 2018, the industry closed only 199,000 sq.m. of deals in the same period this year, 45% lower year-on ...

PayMaya partners with Total Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-19
"(This partnership) is one of our significant initiatives as we continue to innovate our fuel products and energy solutions, on top of the overall customer experience improvements in our stations," Total Assistant Vice-President for Retail Business ...

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and IQ in Kids: Is There a Link?
Medscape - 2019-08-19
Pregnant women's fluoride intake was associated with a reduction in their children's IQ at ages 3 to 5 years, in an observational study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics. Various outside experts have attested to the quality of the study's ...

Senate panel to grill DOF execs on tax measures
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-19
University of the Philippines College of Medicine; Independent Health Advocate Manila Doctors Hospital; Kalusugan ng Mag-Ina; Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance; Philippine Medical ...

COA: China firm got Kaliwa project though lacking requirements
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the awarding of the New Centennial Water Source - Kaliwa Dam Project (NCWS-KDP) to a Chinese firm that supposedly skipped ...

Leonen declines nomination for SC chief justice post
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen confirmed Monday that he has turned down his automatic nomination as the top court's next chief justice.

Otso Diretso bets ask DOJ to disqualify OSG in sedition case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
Former Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano and fellow opposition candidates and Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) lawyers Erin Tañada and Chel Diokno as well as former Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te ...

Ombudsman finds eight Customs officials guilty of misconduct
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- The Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of eight Customs officials found guilty of a number of offenses. Ombudsman Samuel Martires said the officials ...

DFA closely monitors case of kidnapped seamen in Cameroon
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- The government is monitoring developments in the kidnapping of seamen, including 13 Filipinos, in two boats off the coast of Cameroon, the Department ...

Tributes pour for environment champion Gina Lopez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--Tributes from activists and government officials poured on Monday (Aug. 19) for former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez who died of brain cancer. Most paid homage to her as a ...

INSEAD, a school that teaches business is not about just profits
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines--A global business school is on a mission to change mindsets one student at a time. INSEAD Dean Illian Mihov recalled how, some 50 years ago, only men go to business schools.

Ombudsman orders dismissal of 7 Customs officials
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines - Seven officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) were ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman after being found guilty of various administrative offenses. According ...

Lacson wants transfer of Filipinos convicted abroad to PH jails
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Panfilo Lacson urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to pursue more Transfer of Sentenced Persons agreements with other countries as he noted efforts of the ...

Maritime domain awareness in South China Sea top priority of US Air Force
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The US Air Force has been playing a big role in maritime domain awareness in the South China Sea to ensure that the disputed waterway will remain free and open. US Pacific ...

BI to deport nabbed American, British sex offenders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport the recently nabbed American and British sex offenders who have pending cases in their home countries. Immigration Commissioner ...

Where Is Duterte? Philippine President Releases Photo With Family To End Speculation On Health
International Business Times - 2019-08-19
The family of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, age 74, has released a photo in what may be an attempt to allay fears that he is in poor health and unable to continue his presidential activities. In the photo he seen is sitting at a table with his ...

Manila court denies government's bid to cancel Satur Ocampo's bail
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Former lawmaker Satur Ocampo could stay free while he continues to face the charges against him. The Regional Trial Court of Manila Branch 32 denied ...

Lifting procedures for Skyway Stage 3 project to be reviewed after coping beam collapse
philstar.com - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines-- The North Luzon Expressway Corporation and San Miguel-led Citra Central Expressway Corporation Monday said they would conduct a review of the lifting procedure for the Skyway Stage 3 project. The companies said they would also ...

Hogs tested for disease amid suspected African Swine Fever in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- The Department of Agriculture has sought the help of foreign laboratories to confirm the cause of the increase in mortality rates of pigs in the ...

Heavy rains likely in NCR, parts of Region 3 by Monday evening
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Moderate to heavy rain with lightning and strong winds may be expected to occur in the National Capital Region and parts of Region 3 by Monday evening, the state weather ...

SEC OKs IPO of coco producer, Villar-owned home improvement retailer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved an initial public offering planned by two companies - coconut product manufacturer Axelum Resources Corp. and Villar group-led home ...

SEC approves AllHome's ?20-B IPO plan
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- The country's corporate regulator has given AllHome Corp. the green light to raise up to ?20.7 billion through an initial public offering (IPO) this ...

SEC approves AllHome's ?20-B IPO plan
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- The country's corporate regulator has given AllHome Corp. the green light to raise up to ?20.7 billion through an initial public offering (IPO) this ...

US power waning in Pacific, warns top Australian think tank
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
SYDNEY-- The United States no longer has military primacy in the Pacific and could struggle ... from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney released on Monday said the ...

STARTUPS FOR GOOD: Combining purpose with success
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-19
Most importantly, Filipinos are an entrepreneurial lot. A huge portion of business ventures in the country are considered micro, small, and medium enterprises, products of a dream shared and worked on with friends and family. Revolution Precrafted ...

Panelo: Gifts to Duterte go to the Office of the President
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines August 19) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has been offered expensive gifts, but he does not receive it, his spokesperson claimed. In a press briefing Monday ...

PH Navy receives warship donated by South Korea
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- A warship commissioned by the Philippine Navy from its South Korean counterpart is now in the country. Philippine Fleet Commander Rear Admiral ...

PH students conquer China in Math contest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Several Filipino students took home a total of 11 medals from three different Mathematics contests in China held in July and August. The students won one gold, four silver ...

Palace chides Chinese envoy: OFWs are in China to work, not to spy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China are there to work and not to spy on the Chinese government, Malacañang said Monday in a rebuke to the statement of Chinese ...

STARTUPS FOR GOOD: Combining purpose with success
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-19
Most importantly, Filipinos are an entrepreneurial lot. A huge portion of business ventures in the country are considered micro, small, and medium enterprises, products of a dream shared and worked on with friends and family. Revolution Precrafted ...

Palace defends OFWs from espionage accusation
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Presidential spokesperson Sal Panelo says overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China are not spies. Panelo was responding to a text message he had ...

Death penalty in PH will hinder appeals to save Filipinos with drug cases abroad - DFA chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin stood firm on his stand against the reimposition of capital punishment in the country, saying ...

PAGCOR stops accepting new POGO applications
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- A regulatory body has stopped accepting applications to open offshore gaming hubs in the wake of growing concerns about national security. Andrea ...

Locsin orders 'explicit' diplomatic protest for Chinese warships spotted in Tawi-Tawi
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin, Jr. on Monday ordered the filing of a fresh diplomatic protest against China, this time for five ...

Palace, Filipinos mourn death of 'fierce' Gina Lopez
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Tributes are pouring in for staunch environmental advocate and philanthropist Gina Lopez. Palace mourned the death of Lopez, who was appointed by ...

Former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has passed away
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Former Environment Secretary Regina Paz "Gina" Lopez died on Monday after battling brain cancer, ABS-CBN Corporation said. She was 65. The late ...

Saving PH diverse languages from extinction
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippnes -- The Itawis, who reside in Cagayan Valley, speak to one another in the Ilocano-influenced cadences of Itawit. But when it comes time to pray, the group shifts to Ibanag, the ...

PH losing P50B a year to illegal wildlife trade
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- When, early this year, the tip came that certain animals were to be smuggled into the country through southern Mindanao, Rogelio Demelletes Jr. was ready. A wildlife law ...

Ex-DENR chief Gina Lopez passes away
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines - Former environment and natural resources secretary Gina Lopez on Monday passed away at age of 65, the ABS-CBN Corp. announced. "Gina was the pillar of strength that ...

Atty. Jesus "Bong" Suntay: "Hard work is key to success in business"
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
At a young age, successful entrepreneur Jesus "Bong" Suntay already knew what he wanted in life: to be a lawyer and a businessman. He was in high school and his father was encouraging him to ...

Subsidies to GOCCs drop in June to P7.04 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
Among these corporations, the Small Business Corp. received the largest subsidy at P325 million followed by the Development Academy of the Philippines at P157 million. In the first semester ...

ALI plan for Makati Sports Club junked
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
Leisure estate operator Makati Sports Club (MSC) has scrapped for now a multibillion-peso redevelopment plan that would have required the divestment of more than half of its existing site in ...

POEA cracks down on 21 foreign, 19 local recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Bernard Olalia said cleansing the industry was part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect Filipino workers seeking overseas ...

BIR to close down erring Pogos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned that it would shut down Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) that do not remit the personal income taxes of their foreign--mostly Chinese ...

Cautious stock trading expected this week
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
Local stocks are seen trading with caution this week amid US recession fears, volatile political conditions in Hong Kong and uncertainties in the local online gaming industry. Last week, the main ...

PUP student leaders oppose drug testing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Student leaders of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in Manila have objected to the conduct of random drug tests on campus, saying it would bring "Oplan ...

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