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Napocor sets bidding for 2 Bohol projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
National Power Corp. (Napocor) is bidding out the contract for the design, supply and installation of two 50-kilowatt solar-diesel hybrid system project for Balicasag and Cuaming islands in Bohol.

PNB plans P12-B rights offering, doubles euro note plan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
Tycoon Lucio Tan-led Philippine National Bank (PNB) is firming up plans to raise fresh funds to support asset growth. In a stock exchange filing on Friday, PNB said a P12-billion rights offering ...

Duterte kisses Filipinas in Japan as his partner looks on
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- A speech sealed with kisses. President Rodrigo Duterte concluded his speech on Thursday before the Filipino community in Japan by inviting women on stage ...

Government infrastructure projects to pump-prime economy -- DOF
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The government must expedite the implementation of infrastructure projects to stimulate economic activity, boosting private investments and driving gross domestic product (GDP) growth, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

Top Senate post still up for grabs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
The brewing tension between veteran senators and their incoming colleagues has apparently escalated as Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Friday disclosed that he has drafted a manifesto of support for Senate ...

Philippines sends trash back to Canada after Duterte threats
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-05-31
SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) -- The Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a long-running row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ...

AUB to add 10 new locations to branch network
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-31
ASIA UNITED Bank Corp. (AUB) plans to open 10 new branches this year in areas demonstrating "vibrant" business activity, while pursuing opportunities to apply new technology to its operations. In a disclosure to the bourse Friday, the bank said it will ...

Progress anchored on land development
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
There is still room for growth within Metro Manila. This time, however, property developers are setting their sights on reclaimed land, where an emerging business district is seen to hold a huge ...

Top 11 E-Commerce Android Mobile Apps
Forbes - 2019-05-31
When it comes to online shopping, "mobile" is the leader in searching for products and visiting online shops but "desktop" is still the preferred option for completing the purchases. According to Statista, in the first quarter of 2019 smartphones accounted ...

The curious case of Nanoy Ilusorio
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
High society scandals fascinate me. Maybe because I understood high society tucked away in its own utopia of grandeur, sophistication and expensive education. Or maybe because the future of being ...

DOE names more power projects of national significance
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has named more power projects as energy projects of national significance (EPNS). The Energy Investment Coordinating Council (EICC), led by the DOE, issued a certificate of energy projects of national ...

Reynaldo Parojinog Jr. gets life term for drugs
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A Quezon City court yesterday sentenced a son and namesake of slain Ozamis City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog to life imprisonment for illegal possession of drugs. The conviction stemmed from the discovery of 116.9 grams of shabu by ...

Metrobank is Best Managed Bank in the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-31
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank) is recognized as The Best Managed Bank in the Philippines at the Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Awards 2019. These awards are widely acknowledged by the financial services industry as ...

National Geriatric Health: The need for an institutionalized center
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-31
Dr. Melhammid Tomawis, chairman of the National Center for Geriatric Health (NCGH), in an interview, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that senior citizens comprise more than 10 percent of the ...

NASA Picks Three Companies For The First U.S. Moon Landings Since 1972
Forbes - 2019-05-31
NASA has selected three companies to send landers to the surface of the Moon, part of its ambitious new lunar programme to land humans on the surface of the Moon by 2024. Each of the companies will develop landers that would take equipment, including ...

Woman gets 21 years for online child trafficking
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A 23-year-old woman will spend 21 years in prison for offering children to online sex predators. Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 11 Presiding Judge Ramon Daomilas Jr. sentenced the woman to 15 years in prison for attempted ...

Crame to implement own number coding scheme
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is set to implement a vehicle reduction program at its national headquarters in Camp Crame. The coding scheme, which will follow the restrictions under the Unified Vehicular Reduction Program ...

China will double its nuclear warheads in next 10 years, DIA chief says
Upi.com - 2019-05-31
May 31 (UPI) --China will double its stockpile of nuclear weapons in the next decade, the chief of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said. Speaking to the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley added that assessments indicate ...

Abus kill Dutch hostage; 7 bandits slain in Sulu
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A Dutch birdwatcher was killed by his Abu Sayyaf captors when he tried to escape as the bandits clashed with soldiers in Sulu yesterday. Maj. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo, Joint Task Force Sulu and 11th Infantry Division chief ...

Japan pledges around ?12 billion for Mindanao development
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 1) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's trip to Japan has netted more funds for the development of Mindanao. In a joint press event Friday with Japanese Prime ...

Ex-CHR chair: Set up trust fund for proceeds of Marcos jewelry auction
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A special trust fund should be established to ensure that the proceeds from the sale of the Marcos jewelry will not be used for corruption, former Commission on Human ...

Providing clarity and security in audit and taxation cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
Providing large corporations and individuals tailored-fit service and expertise in the management of their legal matters - particularly complex audit and taxation cases - is LMA Law, first ...

Using ASCO's Clinical Database for Commercial Research Raises Questions, Ethicists Say
Medscape - 2019-05-31
Eleven abstracts of the thousands accepted for publication at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), one of the largest cancer research conferences in the world, draw upon data collected through a nonprofit ...

Complaint filed vs. Chinese man, 16 others in ?1.8-billion shabu smuggling
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) -- A Chinese national is facing a criminal complaint for alleged smuggling of ?1.8 billion worth of shabu intercepted in Manila in March. The Philippine ...

Fresh college grad, companion killed in Davao City car crash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
DAVAO CITY - A fresh college graduate and her sister-in-law were killed in a vehicular crash here at dawn on Friday, May 31, just hours after her graduation from San Pedro College of Davao.

China threatens to blacklist foreign companies after Huawei ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
(CNN) -- Beijing is preparing a blacklist for foreign companies as trade tensions with the United States continue to escalate. The Chinese government is working to establish an "unreliable entity ...

Cop shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Malabon City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A police officer was killed by two motorcycle-riding gunmen in Malabon City Friday night. Lt. Col. Jessie Tamayao, commander of Malabon City Police, told INQUIRER.net that ...

NUJP lauds Cagayan de Oro press for unity vs red-tagging
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Cagayan de Oro journalists on Monday pulled down and burned a banner accusing some in their ranks of supporting terrorists. According to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club ...

Robbery suspect shot dead at Manila police station
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspect in a robbery with homicide case was shot dead inside the investigation room of the Moriones police station in Manila on Friday afternoon. The suspect, identified ...

Palace vows justice for slain Abu Sayyaf Dutch hostage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang has condemned the killing of Dutch bird watcher Ewold Horn, who was abducted by the Abu Sayyaf group in 2012, and vowed to pursue his killers "to the ends of ...

Duterte kisses Filipinas in Japan as his partner looks on
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- A speech sealed with kisses. President Rodrigo Duterte concluded his speech on Thursday before the Filipino community in Japan by inviting women on stage ...

The share of Americans watching Amazon and Hulu has soared in recent months, while other streaming services lag behind
Business Insider - 2019-05-31
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LOOK: Student late for class watches lecture on video chat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
A college student in Manila got help from a friend when he could not make it in time for a math class. Nathaniel Musngi, a multimedia arts student in Lyceum of the Philippines University in Manila ...

Army sends rapid deployment force to Sulu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Army on Friday sent one of its best units to Sulu to help address the peace and order problem on the island province. A ceremony was held at Pier 13 in South ...

Plastic waste dumped in PH will be shipped back to Hong Kong June 3
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) -- Tons of mixed plastic waste dumped in the country early this year will be returned to Hong Kong on June 3. This was confirmed by Mindanao International ...

PAL raising capital stock ahead of re-IPO
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- PAL Holdings, the operator of flag-carrier Philippine Airlines, has taken off with its plans to do a re-initial public offering (re-IPO) with a move to increase its authorized capital stock. PAL yesterday secured stockholders ...

Fitch affirms Philippine debt grade but slashes growth forecast further
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-31
It sees government debt-to-GDP ratio remaining "broadly stable at around 36% of GDP". "The recent Supreme Court ruling requiring increased revenue transfers from the central to local government units starting in 2022 could, in the absence of ...

Bangko Sentral pegs May inflation at 2.8%-3.6%
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation likely remained tame in May although higher transportation cost and prices of some food items provided upward price pressures within the month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Friday. In a statement, the BSP ...

JG Summit plans 28% capex rise focused on petrochemical, airline expansion
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-31
JG Summit Holdings, Inc. is increasing its capital expenditures (capex) this year, banking on a growing economy in expanding its petrochemical, airline, property, food and beverage and banking businesses. The conglomerate said at its shareholder meeting ...

PNB doubles euro note program; announces P12 billion rights offer
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-31
PHILIPPINE National Bank said it doubled the size of its overall euro medium-term note (MTN) program to $2 billion, after announcing plans to tap the same facility for a further $300 million. In a disclosure to the bourse Friday, the bank said its board ...

Duterte on China: Is it right to claim entire South China Sea?
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte questioned China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea as he capped off his four-day visit to Japan on Friday. "I love China ...

BPI to charge customers for select online, mobile transactions
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bank of the Philippine Islands announced Thursday that it will charge customers for using some of its online and mobile banking features starting July 1. In an advisory dated May 30, the Ayala-controlled lender said that fund ...

Dyson receives PEZA Outstanding Exporters Award
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
As a result, Dyson has grown quickly here, fuelled by the supportive business environment, the pool of highly skilled engineers, and the strong supplier base. I would like to thank PEZA for their continued support and look forward to future collaborations ...

Philippines' Duterte kisses 5 Filipino women on stage while in Tokyo
Reuters - 2019-05-31
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China steps up threat to cut supply of rare earths to US
philstar.com - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese state media dangled Wednesday the threat of cutting exports of rare earths to the US as a counter-strike in the trade war, potentially depriving Washington of a key resource used to make everything from smartphones to ...

Poll process should be reformed, not just disposal of Smartmatic -- Kiko
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said on Friday that the whole electoral process should be reformed and not just the disposal of Smartmatic, the provider of the vote ...

Higher transport, food costs drive May inflation - BSP
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
The central bank wants inflation to settle between ... economics professor at the University of Asia & the Pacific. Bank of the Philippine Islands lead economist Emilio Neri, Jr. added that higher prices of fish and other food items may have reversed ...

Customs: Tapioca starch, not shabu, was auctioned off
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday said it did not put a shabu shipment up for auction in response to a privilege speech by Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson.

Palace issues EO allowing PNOC unit to take on partners for service contracts
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-31
including the GCG issuances that require contracts entered into by GOCCs to undergo review by the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel." Both the DoE and the GCG should also closely monitor compliance with the selection guidelines. Energy Secretary ...

BPI to charge some online, mobile app services
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 31) -- Customers of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) will have to pay more to access some online and mobile app services. Beginning July 1, bank-to-bank ...

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