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GOCC subsidies reach P26.7 B in H1
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government extended P26.7 billion in subsidies to state-owned corporations in the first half of the year, with the bulk going to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr ...

Better earnings make JG Summit an attractive stock -- analysts
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
Other segments that saw revenue growth were its airline segment through budget carrier Cebu Air (20% to P23.53 billion); and real estate and hotel business through Robinsons Land Corp. (19% to P7.98 billion). On the other hand, its petrochemicals group ...

Geopolitical tensions seen affecting PHL shares
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
"The market is looking weaker and weaker by the day, and despite solid economic fundamentals and corporate earnings growth, it could not shake off the effect of these external headwinds." The PSEi followed most global stock markets which also ended ...

West Philippine Sea also has free WiFi
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Now there is also free WiFi in the West ... peace of mind, economic and our public health system," the former senator added.

An idea for Isko: urban ecozones
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
The biggest culprit of all, however, is our high entry level or minimum wages (which is close to average wages) and unreasonable and restrictive labor security regulations ("permanency" after a mere six months). We have driven away labor-intensive ...

DOLE: Chinese workers' visas could be cancelled if Filipinos can do their jobs
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 18) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking into the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) indiustry to determine which jobs could ...

LPA, southwest monsoon to bring isolated rain showers in parts of PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
Philippines -- The southwest monsoon or habagat is expected to bring isolated rain showers in the northern and central part of Luzon, Pagasa said Sunday. Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands ...

ArthaLand and Japanese property giant Mitsubishi Estate partner for its first venture in the Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
ArthaLand Corporation (ALCO) recently signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Estate Company, Ltd. (MEC), which is one of the largest real estate developers in Japan. This agreement will be ...

28 vie for 2 seats in Supreme Court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday bared the list of 28 final applicants to the two Supreme Court seats to be vacated by Justices Francis Jardeleza and Antonio ...

Cardema cries extortion; all for publicity, says poll exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- He and his party mates are "the victims" here, Duterte Youth party list nominee Ronald Cardema said on Saturday as he claimed that Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon ...

Envoy to Panelo: What if China suspects OFWs of spying, too?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Do Filipinos suspect that Chinese workers in the Philippines are really spies? Well, the Chinese can think the same way about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China, too.

Youth in treble: Orchestral music nurtures and saves lives
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
With the mission to make orchestral music accessible, Ang Misyon reaches out to local communities and children residing as far as Zambales, Bulacan, Batangas, Mindoro and Rizal. The young ...

7 newly conferred, upgraded scientists take their oath
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-17
The 2019 newly conferred and upgraded scientists (from left): Mario V. Navasero, MSc; Imelda Angeles Agdeppa, PhD; Fe M. de la Cueva, PhD; Olivia P. Damasco, PhD; Charito Tranquilan-Aranilla, MSc ...

DTI eyes national business one-stop shops
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The government plans to set up a national business one-stop shop (NBOSS) which will host agencies and local government units (LGUs) to make it easier to issue business licenses and permits, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI ...

Fisheries output falls flat in Q2
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
Production of seaweeds was also down by three percent to 309,226 MT amid a hot weather, the use of poor quality planting materials, and diseases and mosses in some farms. Skipjack production also declined by 5.6 percent as manifested by the decreased ...

4 Vietnamese poachers nabbed in Tawi-Tawi
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Four Vietnamese fishermen were apprehended for poaching in the waters off Taganak Island in Tawi-Tawi on Friday. Commodore Joseph Coyme, Philippine Coast Guard-Southwestern district commander, said PCG personnel were ...

Lawmaker seeks compromise on EDSA bus ban
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Deputy speaker and Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte is proposing a compromise on the plan of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to ban provincial buses from traversing EDSA and to remove bus terminals along the ...

Western Visayas ex-DPWH execs get 8 years for graft
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Five former officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Western Visayas have been sentenced to up to eight years in prison over the anomalous award of a contract for the improvement of a diversion road in ...

PLDT boosts wireless revenues
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Telco giant PLDT Inc. said its mobile phone business expanded by 20 percent year-on-year in the first half, fueled by a surge in mobile data revenues, which now account for two-thirds of total revenues. PLDT said service revenues of ...

Alcoholism costs government P200 billion yearly - study
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Alcohol abuse is costing Filipino taxpayers about P200 billion yearly, according to a study by the House of Representatives ways and means committee and the Department of Finance (DOF). The government spends the bulk of that amount ...

Cardema accuses Guanzon of extortion
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Disqualified Duterte Youth party-list nominee Ronald Cardema yesterday accused Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of extorting favors, supposedly for the earlier accreditation of their group. Turning the ...

Duterte in Davao for Kadayawan Festival
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- While he has not been visible to the public in the past week, President Duterte was home for the weekend for the 34th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival. The President arrived on Wednesday night and has been busy with private meetings ...

Woman held for child trafficking
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
BUTUAN CITY, Philippines -- For allegedly offering her daughter and younger sisters to online sex predators, a woman was arrested during a raid on her house in Barangay Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur on Friday. Col. Christine Tan, chief of the Women ...

A good old-fashion heart warming story
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
When you got close to him, he smelled like the ocean. He would wear his old canvas, foul-weather coat, and his bibbed overalls. His rain hat would be pulled down over his brow. No matter how much my Mother washed them, they would still smell of the sea and ...

A bad marriage
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
One newspaper earlier reported that a sizeable number of dealers of a major multinational oil company operating in the country are leaving en masse in favor of a smaller but very aggressive and relatively new player in the industry. And why is this happening?

'We want our country to do it first': A NASA executive says a US-China Mars mission is not in the cards
Business Insider - 2019-08-17
NASA is pressing to return astronauts to the moon in just five years, then launch the first crew to Mars in the 2030s. The latter journey may cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars. But an agency executive says the US has no plans to share the hefty ...

Fears of a Military Crackdown in Hong Kong are Overblown
Fortune - 2019-08-17
I happened to be in the Hong Kong airport on Tuesday, the night anti-government demonstrations erupted into a violent clash with police. I was there to pick up my kids, who were returning from ...

Will the Employment Rise With Digital India? 79% Metro Citizens Say Yes!
Entrepreneur - 2019-08-17
When the world was moving forward, India was slagging a bit. To keep the nation globally relevant, PM Narendra Modi launched the Digital India campaign to ensure the Government's services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online ...

Flo Recruit, A Y Combinator Recruiting Event Startup, Builds A Digital Hiring Pipeline For Companies
Forbes - 2019-08-17
Recruiting events are expensive and time-consuming for companies to host. From networking sessions to career fair booths, companies spend precious time and energy to try and acquire the best talent coming out of universities. At these events, recruiters ...

White Claw won over the "bros." Now, Natty Light, PBR, and Four Loko want to win them back with even boozier hard seltzer.
Business Insider - 2019-08-17
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People from my past (2)
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-17
He finished college on his own. After graduation, he envisioned himself having his own business by age 25, getting rich and being a millionaire, and retiring at the age of 35 and move on to ...

Pot poisonings among kids, teens double after medical marijuana law passed
UPI.com - 2019-08-17
Pot-related poisoning calls involving kids and teens more than doubled in Massachusetts after the state legalized medical marijuana, a new study reports. Calls related to cannabis exposure increased 140 percent in the years after Massachusetts voted to ...

Here's what Business Insider readers have to say about the iPhone 11, Apple's next smartphone expected to arrive in September
Business Insider - 2019-08-17
We're coming up on the end of August, which can only mean one thing: New iPhones are almost here. Apple typically holds in an event in early to mid-September to announce its new iPhones. This year, we're expecting an "iPhone 11," "iPhone 11 Pro," and ...

Retail Tech Startup ShopKirana Raises US$ 10 Mn In Series B From Akatsuki, InfoEdge, Incubate Fund & Others
Entrepreneur - 2019-08-17
Indore-based retail start-up ShopKirana raised $10 million in Series B round of funding which saw the participation of existing investors including Info Edge, Incubate Fund, Akatsuki AET Fund, NPTK Emerging Asia Fund and Better Capital. The funds will be ...

Fatty meal might affect how you absorb CBD
UPI.com - 2019-08-17
Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body's absorption of cannabidiol. In 2018, CBD capsules received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use in patients with seizures, but ...

Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?
NPR - 2019-08-17
When is it wrong to show cigarette smoking on television, but OK to depict people smoking cannabis products, particularly in programming popular among young teenagers? Netflix recently announced it would curb depictions of cigarette smoking in original ...

Instagram now lets users flag misinformation
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
(CNN)-- Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to flag misinformation. The Facebook-owned photo sharing platform said in a statement that the tool will be available to all users ...

Local execs push for reconciliation program for Islamic militants
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman and Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim will jointly formulate an institutional program meant to return Islamist militants into mainstream society. Hataman, while governor of the now defunct ...

Makati ambush injures two Customs officers
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) - Two Customs officers were hurt in a shooting incident involving four suspects in Makati City on Friday evening. The victims were identified as Maricon ...

DOJ chief: Pogo hubs must be in ecozone away from military bases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- There is nothing to be alarmed about the establishment of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo) hubs as along as it will be situated somewhere like an ecozone away ...

UP students declare August 20 as "Day of Walkout"
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) - University of the Philippines students have declared August 20, Tuesday, as the "UP Day of Walkout and Action," to protest against deemed threats to ...

Shenzhen: The border city a world away from Hong Kong
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
SHENZEN, China -- The southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen borders the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong, but calls for greater freedom from protesters in the Asian financial hub meet ...

2 female Customs officers hurt in Makati ambush
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Two female officers of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) were injured after four unidentified armed men on board a car shot them in Makati on Friday evening. In a report by ...

Leni Robredo vs. Sara Duterte possible in 2022
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) -- Vice President Leni Robredo said she's keeping her options open for a possible presidential bid in 2022 - while acknowledging that "another Duterte ...

'Restrooms are biology-based': Sotto calls for reality check
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) - Senate President Vicente Sotto III has called for a reality check in setting up gender-neutral restrooms in establishments, arguing they are "biology ...

DFA to Filipino travelers: Avoid going to Hong Kong protests
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) - The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Filipino travelers to Hong Kong to avoid going to areas where there are anti-government protests.

PH to have new marine survey boats, Locsin says
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) -- The government has budget for new marine survey boats, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr. said Saturday. "[Former Senator Loren ...

Metro Manila, most parts of PH to have cloudy skies on Saturday -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- It is going to be a cloudy Saturday for Metro Manila and for most parts of the country, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. weather forecast of the Philippine ...

PH online delivery service secures $15M investment to dominate Southeast Asia
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Dostavista, the Russia-based company that operates crowdsourced delivery service MrSpeedy Philippines, has raised $15 million in a series of funding led by Vostok New Ventures, as well as existing investors Flashpoint and Addventure.

SMDC creates green sanctuary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
According to a University of Exeter study featured by BBC ... Residents are provided immediate access to the Mamplasan Exit and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) via an exclusive road.

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