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Unionbank set to invest p500m per year in fintech ventures
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has committed to invest around P500 million each year to either incubate or buy into technology ventures where financial services could be wired into ...

Woman found with stab wound at MRT-3 station
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27)-- A woman was found lying down the stairway of a Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 station after sustaining a stab wound to her chest Monday afternoon.

CA magistrate Henri Inting is new SC justice
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- Court of Appeals Associate Justice Henri Inting has joined the roster of magistrates in the Supreme Court, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed ...

Duterte says he will resign if son Paolo runs for House Speaker
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he will resign should his son, Davao City Congressman-elect Paolo Duterte run for House Speaker. [Translation: To Paolo, I ...

Oil price rollback set Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- Pump prices are scheduled to go down this week, reflecting movements in the international oil market. Last week, prices per liter increased by ?0.90 ...

Duterte signs Magna Carta of the Poor
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill making government ... of providing free or socialized college education to the poor and shall make ...

Duterte: I will resign if Paolo runs to become House Speaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he would resign if his son, incoming Davao City Rep. Paolo "Pulong" Duterte, would vie for the House speakership. "Itong si ...

Paolo Duterte: I did not say I want to be House Speaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Davao City congressman-elect and presidential son Paolo "Pulong" Duterte on Monday clarified that he never mentioned seeking the House Speaker post. The presidential ...

ARM announces Cortex-A77 and Mali-G77 for premium smartphones in 2020
The Verge - 2019-05-27
ARM, the blueprint maker and instruction set designer for all the mobile chips we enjoy using in our smartphones today, has unveiled its latest set of premium mobile designs, slated to feature in 2020 devices. This includes two main components: the Cortex ...

Innovative program helps bullied Long Island teen conquer depression
Newsday - 2019-05-27
Alyssa Harper felt like she was drowning, desperately gasping for air. Grasping for a light to guide her forward. And for a purpose to keep living. It was all too much for the 18-year-old Army brat. The merciless bullying and ridicule at school for her ...

A Growing Number Of People Are Getting Pregnancy Care In Groups
NPR - 2019-05-27
I had always imagined going through pregnancy surrounded by family and friends. But when I found out I was pregnant, my husband, Alex Gourse, and I had just moved from San Francisco to Chicago. I knew almost no one. I ended up finding a community where I ...

Driver killed in road rage
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- A truck driver was killed while his two companions were wounded following a road rage incident in Lal-lo, Cagayan on Friday. Florante Cristobal, 48, died at the scene when a passenger of a tricycle that he hit opened fire at him ...

Grab is celebrating its 7th Anniversary with P7M worth of promos, discounts and rewards--and more
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
Seven years ago, Grab started out as a humble ride-hailing app with an equally humble objective to provide a solution to the growing and urgent need for more transport options in the Metro.

Opportunities abound in PH logistics industry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
With bright economic prospects and an expanding population--mostly young and well-educated and English-literate consumers--spread across more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines presents a ...

PH gov't hopeful ban on official trips to Canada will be lifted
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- The Philippine government is optimistic the ban on official trips to Canada will be lifted once the garbage issue is resolved. "Hopefully I think yes, if ...

CIDG probes into investment scam that took money from hundreds of cops
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines -- The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group is investigating an alleged money market scam after hundreds of police personnel lost their money to promises of big profits. Regional police officials told reporters ...

Pass the Tobacco Tax
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-27
The Philippine Congress, particularly the Senate, has a handful of days left to pass important legislation. One of the urgent bills that the Senate should pass is the increase in the tobacco tax rate. The Executive has strongly endorsed the bill of Senator ...

Palace explains 'sleepy' Duterte's tardiness at PMA graduation
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- Malacañang on Monday once again came to the defense of President Rodrigo Duterte amid criticisms on his punctuality and his seemingly weak and unstable ...

Palace explains 'sleepy' Duterte's tardiness at PMA graduation
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- Malacañang on Monday once again came to the defense of President Rodrigo Duterte amid criticisms on his punctuality and his seemingly weak and unstable ...

Philippine eagles Geothermica and Sambisig to be loaned to Singapore: Ambassadors for Philippine biodiversity
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-27
"For the Philippines, it will receive technical assistance for the possible ... is an offspring of Junior and Kahayag from Mindanao. The female eagle, Sambisig, on the other hand, is currently ...

DILG: No expense report, no assumption of post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Local poll winners could be barred from taking their posts if they fail to report their campaign expenses to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) by June 13. In a ...

Renewable energy to grow 11.2% a year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
Power generation capacity in the Philippines based on renewable sources other than hydro is expected to see a double-digit annual growth over the next 12 years, driven by the continued growth in ...

SM Prime opens new BPO office building in Iloilo City
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-27
SM Prime Holdings Inc. said over the weekend that it opened its office building tower in Iloilo City, hoping to serve the business-process outsourcing (BPO) sector in the area. With a total ...

Onboarding the un(der)banked
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-27
With the emergence of the Internet in the 1990s and the improvement in broadband in the early 2000s, online banking has started becoming the norm. Fast forward a decade later, the adoption of smartphones has further accelerated the use of doing financial ...

Keeping up with technology
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
Technology is changing the way people live in our world today whether we are ready for change or not. Countries resistant to change or simply not ready for change, will find it very difficult to compete against nimbler economic and political rivals.

Foreign selling seen to drag market lower
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
The local stock market is seen trading with caution this week as foreign funds continued to flow out. Last week, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose by 2.15 percent to close ...

PH oil imports seen rising
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
The continued delay in petroleum exploration amid an anticipated decline in Philippine output of oil and gas is driving the country to even greater reliance on imports, according to a unit of ...

Solons list next Speaker qualities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Which qualities should incoming lawmakers look for in the next Speaker of the House? As the speakership race heats up, lawmakers are weighing in on the looming ...

Duterte urged to also return garbage to HK, Australia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
In a statement on May 23, Holcim said the central office ... for Northern Mindanao John Simon said on Saturday. The cargo arrived on Jan. 2. It was shipped by Hin Yuen Tech. Env.

Graft raps filed vs ex-Siquijor town mayor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Graft charges have been filed against former Mayor Orville Fua of Lazi town, Siquijor province, six other officials and two private individuals for the alleged irregular ...

No import tax, no expansion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
For now, imported cement already carries the weight of an P8.40-per-bag tax, or a safeguard duty of ... who handles the strategy and business development of Republic Cement and Building Materials ...

PNB seeks $300M from offshore bond offer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
Tycoon Lucio Tan-led Philippine National Bank plans to raise at least $300 million from a new offshore bond offering, which will be launched not later than the third quarter of this year.

Silliman University to open business incubation hub in technopark
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
SILIMAN UNIVERSITY (SU) in Dumaguete City broke ground last week for its Business Incubation Facility that will be built on a 1.5-hectare area within the Fel & Bert Bravo Technopreneur Park in neighboring Sibulan town. In a statement released Friday, the ...

Robredo: Politics not about perks, special treatment
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
In a speech delivered during the closing ceremonies of the 2019 Asian Association of Public Administration Annual Conference at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde on Friday, Robredo reminded ...

Senate to push higher cigarette taxes, ROTC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate wants to pass measures on higher taxes for cigarettes and the reimposition of the mandatory military training for high school students this week. Sen.

Helping Philippines economy grow
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
According to a study done for the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Philippines is number three in the world ... behavior and educating them in terms of what digital technology can do. Nagesh believes that digital financial solutions ...

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 ...

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