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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 ...

Disney Wants You to Stop Sharing Your Streaming Passwords
YAHOO! News - 2019-08-18
Disney and Charter Communications are teaming up to prevent multiple people from sharing the same streaming account across their offerings, according to a new report. What does that mean for future Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ users? Get ready to say goodbye ...

A triumph for working mothers and their families
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
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A triumph for working mothers and their families
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general. These can be e ...

Why Email And Cash Are Dead In China
Forbes - 2019-08-18
Over the last decade, China's tech sector has progressed from copying ideas from Silicon Valley to creating their own apps and sites tuned to the Chinese culture - fast, efficient, convenient, social, more transactional, and with an appeal in rural areas.

The Israeli spacecraft that crashed on the moon spilled microscopic 'water bears' that can live in space
Business Insider - 2019-08-18
An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. The word "in". A stylized letter F. Three evenly spaced dots forming an ellipsis: "..

Singapore to feel impact of China-US trade dispute if prolonged
ZDNet - 2019-08-18
The ongoing trade dispute between China and the US will not only disrupt global supply chains and lead to fragmented technology markets, if prolonged, it also will drag down Singapore's economy. With competition between the two economic powerhouses ...

Arta to local govts: Set up one-stop shops for business
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
The Anti-Red Tape Authority (Arta) has instructed local governments to set up a business one-stop shop as part of their compliance to the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) law. In a statement last ...

A Couple Data Points On The Main Drivers Of Cannabis Stock Investing
YAHOO! - 2019-08-18
A recent user survey conducted by Investing.com revealed that state legislation regarding marijuana legalization is driving investor interest in pot stocks. Looking into 8 million users across the ...

Migraine Pill Recall: Possible Bacteria Contamination In Batches Of Relpax
International Business Times - 2019-08-18
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. issued a recall Thursday for two lots of the migraine pill, Relpax, on account of potential bacteria contamination. The specific lots are 40 mg pills and are designated AR5407 and CD4565. The bacteria in question come from the genera ...

Top Equity Hedge Fund Cashes In on Online Dating
YAHOO! - 2019-08-18
(Bloomberg) -- A top long-only equity hedge fund is betting big on Internet dating. Helsinki-based HCP Focus, which has a slim portfolio of only 12 "high-conviction" stocks, has 16% of its ...

BSP setting up MSME credit risk database
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
Mr. Diokno noted in his speech that MSMEs account for just 6.2% of total banking loans and 9.2% of total business loans, despite the fact that this segment accounts for bulk of the Philippine business community. "Despite having considerable growth ...

E-cigarette industry resisting taxes on par with tobacco
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
In the Senate, the ways and means committee is set to start parallel hearings to dicuss the remaining tax reform packages, beginning with those that have advanced in the House, such as the excise tax on alcohol and e-cigarettes and HB 313 or the Corporate ...

Senate to probe risks of Chinese developments
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
The development projects include business agreements worth $12.16 billion that the Philippines and China had agreed on during a Belt and Road Initiative forum in Beijing in April. Among these were six memoranda of understanding signed by the Cagayan ...

When crisis strikes
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A crisis can make or break a company or an organization. How the organization deals and responds to the disruption could spell the difference between survival and the obliteration of decades of hard work and company value.

Startup makes big strides in real estate
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Making a headway and creating a great first impression in an industry where excellence is a necessity to shine is a reflection of how well a company is being run by its leader. Barely three years in business, Grand Taipan Land ...

DFA announces delays in passport release due to a system upgrade
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 18) -- It will now take longer for applications for passports to be processed due to a system upgrade, the Department of Foreign Affairs Department (DFA ...

LIST: Parts of Luzon to experience power interruptions this week
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 18) -- Some areas in Luzon will experience power interruptions this week due to maintenance operations by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco). Replacement ...

DMCI Homes reservation sales hit P20 billion
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
DMCI Homes is banking on the launch of seven projects within the year to drive sales. "We exceeded our first half target and expect further boost from our second half launches," DMCI Homes President Alfredo R. Austria said in a statement. DMCI Homes ...

SC orders reinstatement of dismissed CHED exec
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the reinstatement of a dismissed official of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). In a resolution penned by SC Associate Justice Estela Perlas Bernabe, the high tribunal affirmed the Court of ...

A passion for business
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
The Harvard Business School Owner/ President Management (OPM) Club re- cently held its induction of 2019 officers and first ever networking night at Edsa Shangri-La Manila in Mandaluyong City. Led by Harvard Business School OPM Club founder and chairman ...

SEC warns of more Ponzi schemes, investment scams
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Ponzi schemes and other similar investment scams are growing, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said over the weekend, as it warned the public against putting their money in such schemes with unusually high returns.

Peso to trade sideways
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
For his part, Michael L. Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commericial Banking Corp. (RCBC), said the peso could regain its footing amid a lower global interest rate environment as well as slowing global economic outlook. "On positive external factors ...

Cop slain in Quezon City ambush
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A policeman was killed in an ambush shortly after he left the Anonas police station in Quezon City on Saturday night. M/Sgt. Anthony Lacson, 41, died before reaching the Quirino Memorial Medical Center. Lacson was on a motorcycle at ...

Siblings shot dead
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- Two siblings were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur on Saturday. The victims were identified as Johanes Paul Taguibao, 23, and his brother John Glenn, 32. Reports said that Johanes was found with ...

BIR to shut down POGOs not complying with law
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned that it would shut down Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) who fail to comply with the law and pay the correct taxes. In an interview, BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay said the ...

PCG probes oil spill in Batangas City
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Authorities are investigating an oil spill that reportedly occurred in the waters off Barangay Tabangao Aplaya in Batangas City on Saturday night. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Batangas district said city ...

Zamboanga has new Army, Marine counterterror chiefs
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The military has intensified security measures in this city by installing new commanders for the Marines and Army counterterrorism units. The installation of Lt. Col. Joel Atienza as commander of the Marine Battalion Landing ...

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 ...

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