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Railway expansion on track -- Tugade
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is on track with its ambitious railway expansion plan despite some major rail projects not yet taking off, according to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. The Department of Transportation (DOTr), under the Build ...

Suspect in stabbing incident nabbed in Occidental Mindoro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
CITY OF CALAPAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines - Police arrested a man for stabbing his drinking buddy while he was trying to escape on Sunday morning in Calintaan town in Occidental Mindoro ...

What's Next For Addressable TV
Forbes - 2019-05-26
The measurement, planning, and targeting chops of digital marketing are spilling over the banks into the territory of traditional TV advertising. With limitations, the altered landscape is sprouting new capabilities for TV marketers. I asked Nicolle Pangis ...

An Interview With The CEO Of Beyond Meat
Forbes - 2019-05-26
In a season of a roller coaster technology IPOs, one of the standout success stories has been pioneering alternative meat startup, Beyond Meat. CEO Ethan Brown has been (relatively) quiet with the media, but he recently did a presentation at the Near ...

12 Winning Drone Photos: The Sky's The Limit In This Aerial Art Competition
Forbes - 2019-05-26
Open to professional as well as amateur photographers, the competition is dedicated to a different photographic genre, deliberately separated from traditional photography, to celebrate the beauty of photos from the sky now that, according to the organizers ...

DOE to issue new rules on small RE projects
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is coming out with new rules to speed up the deployment of small-scale renewable energy (RE) projects across off-grid areas across the country. The DOE has issued a draft circular, laying down new and ...

School absence higher among black, Hispanic children with eczema
Upi.com - 2019-05-26
Hispanic and black children are more likely to miss school than white children due to the chronic skin condition eczema, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than a decade of data on more than 8,000 2- to 17-year-olds enrolled in a national eczema ...

2 women found dead in Muntinlupa, Las Piñas
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Two women were found dead in the cities of Muntinlupa and Las Piñas, with one death being blamed on a male suspect whose romantic advances were allegedly rejected. In Muntinlupa, the body of Sheva Adare Mae Prementil, 22, from ...

Banking on good sense, customer weal
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
In laying the groundwork for an aggressive expansionary plan for any business-let alone in the banking industry-it is easy to get lost in the overzealous attempt to put up more branches or in ...

2 Army applicants gunned down
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Two applicants for military posts were killed in an ambush by suspected terrorists in Sultan Kudarat town here on Saturday. Celso Kusain, 25, and Anthony Jumadiao, 23, died at the scene from gunshot wounds. Kusain and Jumadiao ...

Escalation of trade tensions to push easing cycle further-fitch think tank
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
"Increased trade tensions between the US and China have had a ripple effect across the Asia region, weakening demand across the supply chain and dampening business confidence in the first half ...

SBMA to prepare cruise ship-handling protocol
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
the Central Luzon Regional Development Council cited the SBMA for developing Subic into a premier cruise-ship destination in the country with more than P85 million worth of local business ...

Tax Legislative in the Pipeline for the 18th Congress
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
Jeffrey Galang Salazar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Master in Business Administration degree holder. He established Salazar Tax and Accounting Services to provide tax, accounting ...

DOF eyes TradeNet inclusion of five govt agencies to boost EODB drive
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
as the government aims to strengthen the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) in the country. Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran told reporters that the government wants at least five more agencies to ...

Colorado insulin price cap: A look at how much prices have increased
YAHOO! - 2019-05-26
Colorado on Wednesday passed a bill to cap the co-pay cost of insulin to $100 a month regardless of what pharmaceutical companies charge, becoming the first state to implement a law that combats ...

Gartner cites Infor as leader in warehouse-management systems
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
BUSINESS cloud software provider Infor was cited by Gartner Inc. in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems because of its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

VanMoof Electrified X2 e-bike review: a shareable obsession
The Verge - 2019-05-26
Electric bikes are expensive. The simplest pedal-assist bikes, the ones with unsightly bolt-on batteries, start at around $1,000 and quickly climb well above $3,000 once a little finesse is applied to the design. But what if an e-bike could be shared with ...

Order tightening control on flow of goods effective June
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines Inc. welcomed the suspension of the implementation of CMO 05-2019 in line with the registration of truckers that do business with the ...

How not to win negotiations
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
Those who buy in a market will haggle for the best deals possible. Almost all business contracts are concluded only after a series of exchange of offers and counteroffers. My law professor in "C ...

3,000 cops to secure school opening in Central Luzon
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines -- Three thousand police oficers will be deployed in all schools in Central Luzon to secure the opening of classes on June 3, the regional police office said yesterday. Lt. Col. Fe Grenas, information officer of the ...

Romualdez vows representation of party-list groups in committees
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Reelected Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez has assured the 55-strong Party-List Coalition (PLC) in the House of Representatives of proper, fair and equitable distribution in committee chairmanship and membership if he is elected as speaker.

91 more OFWs infected with HIV
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- An additional 91 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in March, up by 14 percent from 80 in the same month last year, the lone representative of OFWs in Congress said Saturday.

GrabFood now accounts for 10% of Grab revenues
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
Grab, which has transitioned from a transport app into an everyday super app that offers various services, is celebrating its seventh year in business. In the Philippines, Grab has been providing ...

NCRPO to deal with bomb threats when classes start
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The 29,000-strong National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is set to deal with bomb threats as part of security measures for tens of thousands of students during the opening of classes in Metro Manila on June 3, a police ...

Pangasinan police recommends mandatory profiling of foreigners
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
LINGAYEN, Philippines -- The Pangasinan police has recommended a mandatory profiling of all foreigners residing or temporarily staying in the province. Col. Wilson Joseph Lopez, Pangasinan police director, issued the recommendation following an anti-drug ...

Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 million to settle opioid claims
Reuters - 2019-05-26
BOSTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Sunday it had agreed an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to face trial over allegations that it and other drugmakers helped to fuel the U.S ...

8 slain, 15 hurt in Sulu clash
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Eight persons were killed while 15 others were wounded in an encounter between government security forces and Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Saturday. The fatalities included two children and six suspected bandits ...

Philippines lags behind Asean peers in financial sector development
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines lags behind other member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in terms of the development of its financial sector, according to the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS).

Samsung releases some clever Disney and Pixar wallpapers for the Galaxy S10
The Verge - 2019-05-26
One of the ways that Samsung moved away from having a notch on its Galaxy S10 family of smartphones was to put the front-facing camera and sensors in the display, leaving a small cutout in the corner of the screen. Users have created some clever wallpapers ...

IT-BPM sector grows, short of program
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
That tax reform was designed to be approved in tandem with a proposal to slash the corporate income tax (CIT) rate to 20% by 2029 from 30% currently in order to put it at par with those across Southeast Asia, but lawmakers have proven hesitant to cut tax ...

Senate cuts projected take from tobacco tax
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
The said proposal, carried under SB 2197 awaits approval at the committee level with less than two weeks left for this 17 th Congress to wrap up its business; while its counterpart, House Bill No. 8618, was approved on third and final reading in December ...

Banks post bigger returns, capital buffers but slower asset, loan growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) continued to have the most assets among U/KBs, followed by Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) and the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). BDO issued the most loans at P1.97 trillion. BPI displaced Metrobank in second place ...

Can Israel Become A Nation Of Startup Marathoners?
Forbes - 2019-05-26
Having returned a week ago from Israel, I remain impressed by its strengths as a place to start companies. Yet Israel strikes me as somewhere in middle of s transformation -- from a nation that starts and sells companies to the likes of Google and Intel to ...

The F.D.A., on Stem Cell Treatments
The New York Times - 2019-05-26
A doctor retrieving bone marrow from a patient at the Nura Precision Pain Management clinic in Edina, Minn., for a stem cell procedure. The clinic is affiliated with Regenexx, which claims that many patients benefit from its treatments. Most researchers ...

Farm insurance coverage at record 2.27 million in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
THE insurance rate among farmers and fisherfolk has increased to 33.52% in 2018, hitting a record 2.27 million, the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) said. In a statement, the company said the number of insured rose from 1.7 million in 2017, and more ...

Full foreign bank entry, (almost) five years in
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
"Other growth opportunities include the integration of the ASEAN economies, huge demand for infrastructure projects/business developments, and financial inclusion," Ms. Fonacier said, referring to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Malaysian ...

Philippine National Bank promotes Gender Equality
Sun Star - 2019-05-26
THE Philippine National Bank (PNB) has joined the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) as its newest member company. A signing ceremony was recently held between the representatives of the two parties, making the PNB the first ...

Financial markets outlook positive as inflation eases, in line with expectations
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
largely due to the continued decline in food prices... even before the full effects of the Rice Tariffication Law are felt in terms of further increase in rice imports," said Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) economist Michael L. Ricafort in an e-mail.

Analysts selective on bank stocks
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
Telagen, "[i]t depends on the bank." "[O]verall, I expect stable big banks (BDO, MBT, BPI) to capture the larger percentage of the rising market demand, banking the unbanked and higher corporate earnings towards the end of the year and possibly bette ...

Bridging the generational gap through coffee and pastries
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
The ECCP is a bilateral business organization that seeks to foster closer economic ties and business relations between the Philippines and Europe. Towards that purpose, the YPC serves as an avenue where young entrepreneurs and professionals from diverse ...

Duterte cracks rape jokes in PMA graduation rites
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 26) -- In the middle of pardoning underclassmen of the Philippine Military Academy during their graduation rites Sunday, President Rodrigo Duterte threw in a ...

The global taxpayers conference
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
I got curious about the tax rates for personal and corporate income, and sales tax -- the major pocket-boring policies of many governments -- so I searched the numbers, which are in the table. European countries are notorious for having very high rates ...

Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college
Business Insider - 2019-05-26
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning." Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." But at the same time, college has become more expensive than it's ever been. Student loan debt reached a record ...

Defense chief: Duterte 'too sleepy' to distribute PMA diplomas
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 26) -- When the graduation ceremony for the more than 260 members of the Philippine Military Academy "Mabalasik" Class 2019 was held on Sunday, one thing ...

The brands upending retail, an exclusive invite, and hot cannabis startups
Business Insider - 2019-05-26
Direct-to-consumer brands like Away, Brooklinen, and SmileDirectClub grew up on Google, Facebook, and Instagram, upending the retail business along the way. Now, they're starting to broaden their horizons. "We found that digital platforms scaled well for ...

Zimbabwe allows bow and arrow hunting for buffalo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
Zimbabwe will allow bow and arrow hunting of buffalo in a bid to capture a growing part of the international sports trophy hunting market, an official said Saturday, May 25. "As part of ...

Tired Of Being 'Dope Sick,' A Drug User Gets Help From Police To Get Sober
NPR - 2019-05-26
Two key ingredients came together for Shannon McCarty to get off drugs in late 2017: connections and timing. "The police showed up because they said they got a call that we were shooting up in the car," Shannon said. Everett police officer, Inci Yarkut ...

6 undocumented foreigners nabbed in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 26) -- Immigration authorities nabbed six undocumented foreigners in separate operations in Mindanao. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the operations ...

The Boring Company approved to start underground tunnel in Las Vegas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
Construction of the tunnel will be "silent, invisible, and imperceptible" to the world above ground and will be unaffected by all weather conditions. Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the ...

OVP gets highest audit rating from COA for 2018
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 26) -- The Office of the Vice President said Saturday it received the highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit for the year 2018. The OVP claimed a ...

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