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CEO urges GE to end infighting, fix quality, tighten management
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-23
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO, once seen as the epitome of corporate greatness, is trying to end infighting between its divisions, tighten up management and fix quality problems in its products, Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp said on Wednesday. The 127-year-old ...

Third telco player Mislatel hopes to get permit to operate from NTC by July
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-23
"We are particularly thankful that the Congress included this matter in their order of business immediately upon resumption of Congress," Mr. Tamano said in a statement. He noted the consortium is required to post its performance bond of P25.7 billion ...

Does PH need authoritarian rule? Imee Marcos says 'the time has passed'
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- Would the Philippines operate better under authoritarian rule, similar to the regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos? His daughter believes it's now ...

Department of Justice indicts 5 bank execs for $81-million money laundering
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted five officials of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) in connection with the $81-million Bangladesh Bank heist in 2016. The DOJ filed money laundering charges against former RCBC ...

British government postpones Brexit vote
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
LONDON, United Kingdom -- The British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the first week of June, following an outcry from hardline Brexiteers over concessions ...

ASEAN needs to raise its game on integration -- HSBC
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-23
HSBC Philippines Head of Wholesale Banking, said in a statement. Mr. Brennan noted that the Philippines has a rising business process outsourcing (BPO) sector while its advantages in manufacturing center on human capital in the aerospace, shipbuilding and ...

Inmates show off crochet creations in Brazil prison fashion show
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
The catwalk arrived at a Brazilian prison Wednesday, May 22, when models from the Sao Paulo Fashion Week paraded a collection at a maximum security facility in front of the inmates who created them.

Dutch, UK polls open, starting 4 days of European elections
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch and British voters were the first to have their say Thursday in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that ...

Trash to be shipped back by end of June, says Canada
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The tons of garbage illegally dumped in the Philippines several years ago will be completely shipped back to Canada by the end of June, the Canadian government said Thursday.

Miseducated and disinformed
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-23
Much of the corporate media are no less complicit in the veritable conspiracy to keep in ignorance the millions many practitioners secretly hold in contempt. They report on and quote the powerful to the exclusion of the poor and marginalized, thus assuring ...

ADB: Malolos-Clark Railway plan to cut Manila-Clark travel time to 1 hour
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Travel time between Blumentritt in Manila and Clark International Airport in Pampanga would be slashed to less than one hour when the 53.1-kilometer Malolos-Clark Railway ...

Isabela exports fresh mangoes to Dubai
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
CAUAYAN CITY -- Freshly harvested mangoes from Isabela will soon hit the foreign market in Dubai. In a maiden mango export trip on Thursday, 1,200-kilogram fresh mangoes packaged in 75 fresh ...

World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
SINGAPORE - World markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. Polls for the European ...

Marinduque solon claims his speakership bid has the support of the President, Sara Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco confirmed his speakership bid Thursday, claiming he has the support of President Rodrigo Duterte and his ...

SEC readies penalties against unfair debt collection practices
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has released a draft memorandum circular that proposes penalties and sanctions against financing and lending companies that use threats and other unfair debt collection practices. Under the new ...

Duterte signs law putting police training under PNP
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will oversee training of police recruits under a new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Republic Act 11279 ...

The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World's Worst Measles Outbreaks
NPR - 2019-05-23
The measles outbreak got so bad in Manila, Philippines, that San Lazaro Hospital had to set up tents in the parking lot, the courtyard and even the landing at the top of the stairs outside the pediatric ward to house patients. "This ward would only ...

PH debt-to-GDP up in Q1 as domestic borrowings rise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines - The share of government debt to the economy rose to 44 percent at the end of the first quarter as the increase in domestic borrowings outpaced the four-year low economic ...

New law renames Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The province of Compostela Valley may be renamed Davao de Oro, according to a new law. Republic Act 11297, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on April ...

BSP rolls out reserve cuts for thrift, rural banks
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- Shortly after announcing phased cuts to the required reserves for big banks, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) rolled out a similar move for thrift ...

The Fight For $15 Minimum Wage Is Hurting The Restaurant Industry
International Business Times - 2019-05-23
The Fight for $15 labor movement that is trying to force the federal minimum wage to more than double -- from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour -- is hurting both the workers it purports to represent and the restaurant industry in which many of the people work.

Albay road accident death toll rises to 10
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- The death toll when a jeep fell into a ravine in Libon, Albay on Tuesday climbed to 10 after four of those injured died while being treated in hospitals yesterday. The Albay police identified the fatalities as Maria Suelo ...

50 children saved after police bust paedophile website: Interpol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
LYON, France -- International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took ...

DENR: Shipments from Australia to be used as fuel, not garbage
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The Environment Department said shipments from Australia intercepted in Misamis Oriental were not garbage as it is a source of fuel. According to ...

Remains of Filipina who died in Kuwait to arrive in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The remains of the overseas Filipina worker (OFW) who died in Kuwait is set to arrive on Thursday afternoon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The Filipina ...

How Filipinos can play for a $393M American lottery jackpot
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
The American Mega Millions jackpot is currently $393 million (Php20.6 billion), and you could win it without leaving home! Avid lottery fans in the Philippines undoubtedly share dreams of lottery riches but the top prizes in local draws pale in comparison ...

No report of Huawei security breach in PH so far, DICT says
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said Thursday it has yet to find proof of any security breach from use of Huawei ...

Inflation among poor households eases to 16-month low of 4.3%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines-The increase in prices being felt by poor families further eased to a 16-month low of 4.3 percent in April amid slower food price increases. The latest Philippine Statistics ...

Palace won't intervene in temporary detention of former Ombudsman in Hong Kong
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The government willl not protest the detention of former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales at the Hong Kong airport last Tuesday as it is a country's ...

COMELEC commissioner finds Cardema substitution bid invalid
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) -- Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said she will dissent if the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) approves the petition of former National Youth ...

Palace rejects Canada offer to ship back trash by end June
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines rejected Thursday the offer of Canada to ship back its trash to Ottawa by end of June. In a Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said ...

Ilocos residents thank BDO foundation for improved health centers
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-23
WHEN Typhoon Ompong and the southwest monsoon swept through Luzon last year, incessant rains and strong winds disrupted the operations of health centers in the municipalities of Cabugao, Narvacan ...

Strengthen 4Ps, lawmaker urges Congress
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Act (4Ps) remains a "potent tool" in the fight against poverty, Marikina 2nd District Rep. Romero Quimbo said Thursday as he called on ...

Robredo, opposition deny meeting, conniving with 'lying' Bikoy
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- Vice President Leni Robredo and members of the opposition on Thursday denied allegations from Peter Advincula, the self-confessed "Bikoy," that they ...

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
SINGAPORE -- Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the United States and China, and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai ...

Canada to remove rubbish from Philippines by end of June
Al Jazeera English - 2019-05-23
The Canadian government says it has hired a shipping company to finally remove truckloads of rotting rubbish shipped to the Philippines years ago ... be safely treated to meet Canadian safety and health requirements," the statement added.

ADB approves $2.75-B loan for Malolos-Clark train line
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2.75-billion loan to fund the construction of a railway that will link Malolos, Bulacan to the Clark ...

Mabatid to focus on health, elderly
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
CEBU, Philippines -- Once she assumes office on June 30, Cebu City councilor-elect Prisca Niña Mabatid wants to craft legislations that would double the cash assistance for senior citizens and offering health insurance to the public. During the #CebuVote ...

Zubiri backs Duterte vs Canada: We are not a trash can
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is not a trash can where other nations can just wantonly violate our environmental laws and our sovereignty. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguezl ...

NBI nabs suspected terrorist in Bataan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
BALANGA CITY, Bataan -- A suspected terrorist working as a security guard in Bulacan and Bataan provinces was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) inside a fast food ...

Duterte-allied party-list vows to be independent
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The party-list allied with President Rodrigo Duterte which topped the polls vowed that it would be independent in the House of Representatives.

Canada: Removal of garbage shipped to PH will be completed by June
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The row concerning trash shipped from Canada to the country may be ending soon. A statement from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Wednesday ...

Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance Meeting
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
About a year ago, we convened meetings on digitalization. It was attended by relevant stakeholders of the digital ecosystem to get the message across in terms of the tremendous impact of embracing digitalization. I believe that it is the way forward and ...

Congress OKs Mislatel's transfer to Dennis Uy-China Telecom group
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- Businessman Dennis Uy's bid to be the third player in the telecommunications industry can now move forward after changes to the franchise of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel) cleared Congress.

Elections done, end the bickering -- Gatchalian
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Now that the elections are over, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday called for an end to the bickering. He issued the remark a day after 12 newly-elected senators were ...

Guanzon to oppose Cardema substitution as Duterte Youth nominee
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines - A top official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said she would disagree with former National Youth Commission (NYC) chair Ronald Cardema becoming a substitute ...

Main stock index seen rebounding to 8,600
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
Global insurance giant Sun Life of Canada sees the Philippine stock barometer rebounding to 8,600 this year, thanks to a more favorable macroeconomic environment and a prospective double-digit ...

Case of 2 missing Grab drivers probed
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila Police District (MPD) has formed a task group to look into the case of two missing Grab drivers. Probers linked the disappearance of Laurence Fajardo and Manuel Alamudin to a traffic violator who fled authorities on Monday.

3rd telco player gets franchise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-23
The China Telecom-backed Mislatel Consortium can now move forward and apply for the necessary permits to operate a telecommunications service and challenge industry incumbents PLDT Inc. and Globe ...

Philippines, SoKor keen on boosting ties
philstar.com - 2019-05-23
Lee said Seoul has pursued several initiatives in the areas of education, information and communications technology (ICT), gender equality and inclusive development, among others, which the Philippines can tap to help achieve its goal of economic inclusion ...

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