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ATI barge terminals to rise in Mactan, Cavite ecozones
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) will develop barge terminals in Cebu and Cavite as part of its efforts to expand services beyond the international gateway ports in Manila and Batangas. Philippine Economic Zone ...

Here's what to expect in 5G from the 'Big 4' carriers as Verizon, AT&T, and others battle for dominance
Business Insider - 2019-05-17
So far, 5G has been more of a marketing effort by the big wireless carriers than a reality for consumers. But that's poised to change this year. "5G up to now has been an exercise in branding. Spring is the time 5G actually goes live," Jeff Moore, a ...

Teens more likely to vape when given freebies, study shows
Upi.com - 2019-05-17
Coupons, samples, branded hats and T-shirts: When teens use or wear promotional items from companies that make alternative tobacco products like electronic cigarettes, they are more likely to try those products, new research shows. The study included 757 ...

The world has all the AI computing power it needs--for now
Quartz - 2019-05-17
The chipmaker Nvidia has always been a bellwether for the AI chip industry. Nvidia invested in the technology early by developing ways to run AI on its graphics cards as early as 2006, and as a ...

New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-17
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on May 10. Zuckerberg is meeting President Macron as the tech giant and France ...

Latest PPCRV tally: JV, Bam out of Magic 12
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines - Reelectionist senators JV Ejercito and Bam Aquino failed to crack the Magic 12 of the midterm elections; senatorial derby, based on the Parish Pastoral Council for ...

Facebook breakup would be solution of last resort: EU's Vestager
Reuters - 2019-05-17
PARIS (Reuters) - A break-up of U.S. social media company Facebook would be a solution of last resort that would probably generate long judicial procedures, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Friday. The EU antitrust chief was asked ...

Index slumps below 7,500 on trade war concerns
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market weakened further, slumping below the 7,500 level yesterday as market investors remained risk averse as a result of the US-China trade war and lack of more positive catalysts in the market. President Trump signed on ...

New wind blowing at Raffles
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
The former Mireio Terrace of Raffles Makati was recently relaunched as Mistral, named after the forceful wind that blows in Provence, France signifying the coming of sunny weather. Mistral Rooftop Bar, located at the 10th floor of the hotel, was launched ...

Excellent InLifers awarded for going above and beyond service for 2018
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-17
More than creating wealth and money for the future, financial planning makes you prepare for untimely expenses brought about by accident, disability or death of a loved one. It is for this reason ...

Fail-safe water security system for Manila metropolis
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
Metro Manilans recently went through a traumatic episode. The taps went dry for weeks in the East water concession zone. Water supply has since resumed but still in a much reduced state. People, young and old, had to form long daily queues very early in ...

Senate race winners may be proclaimed on Sunday - Comelec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines - The proclamation of victorious senatorial and party-list group candidates may happen on Sunday, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James Jimenez announced Friday.

Finance and Health departments renew call to pass sin tax law
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- The 17th Congress only has three weeks left to work until the legislative session ends. This leaves the finance and health departments in a tight spot if ...

Debt watchers, economists see policy continuity in Senate results
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
Fitch Solutions said key reforms include shifting towards a federal system of governance, cutting corporate tax rates and the reinstating of the death penalty. However, it said reduced opposition within the Senate lowers the potential for checks and ...

Baguio students, activists protest poll anomalies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Clad in black or white shirts, 50 college students and activists staged a rally on Friday as part of a national day of protest against alleged anomalies in the May 13 ...

PPCRV: Verified election returns match transmission results by 99.98%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
according to chair Myla Villanueva. "The data that we have in the transmission server matches 99.98 percent with the ERs that we have checked here. And these ERs today came from Lingayen ...

Bong Revilla steals 12th spot from Bam Aquino in partial, official tally
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- Actor-turned-lawmaker Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. has made it to the Top 12 of the partial and official tally of the Senate race as expected, since he ...

How AI Can Transform Business Travel for SMEs
Entrepreneur - 2019-05-17
Singaporean SMEs are increasingly keen on overseas expansion to countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines. This is a vital growth ... The proportion of SMEs engaged in overseas business has risen to an all-time high of 83 per cent based on the ...

Artificial reefs provide marine sanctuary off Tablas
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A Buenavista, Marinduque steel fabricator has successfully built cube-shaped artificial reefs designed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), which have provided sanctuary to marine resources in Tablas Strait off the ...

Smart launches Signature Plans to reimagine postpaid
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A reimagined postpaid experience awaits Filipino mobile users as PLDT mobile services arm Smart Communications unveils its Smart Signature Plans. With Smart Signature Plans, subscribers are prioritized on the Smart LTE network, the ...

Bayan, Kontra-Daya slam red-tagging of party-lists under Makabayan coalition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and election watchdog Kontra-Daya denounced on Friday the alleged "state-sponsored" red-tagging of party-lists belonging to the ...

Central bank chief signals more reserve ratio cuts
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-17
CENTRAL BANK Governor Benjamin E ... who is also the president and chief executive officer of Bank of the Philippine Islands. Headline inflation eased for sixth straight month to a 16-month-low three percent in April, taking the year-to-date pace to ...

Duque: More time needed for implementing rules on Universal Health Care
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- The Universal Health Care law, applauded by advocates as a major reform that will ease Filipinos' financial burden, is expected to take effect next year.

8 dead in van-truck collision in Leyte town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
ORMOC CITY --- Eight passengers of a van-for-hire heading to Tacloban City were killed after a head-on collision with a six-wheeler truck at past 6 a.m. on Friday in Sitio Tab-ang, Barangay ...

Groups want to suspend proclamation of national poll bets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The proclamation of national candidates should be called off until a probe in the alleged irregularities in the 2019 midterm elections is conducted, a senatorial candidate ...

NCRPO to help MMDA clean up campaign materials
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The 29,000-strong National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) would help the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in cleaning Metro Manila of campaign materials, a police official said yesterday. "Let us do away with ...

Lawyer shot dead in Rizal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer was shot dead by two gunmen in Barangay San Isidro in Rodriguez, Rizal Friday morning. Police identified the victim as Atty. Edilberto Golla Jr., 45. Golla was in ...

Asian shares mixed as Huawei sanctions stir trade fears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
SINGAPORE - Asian stocks were mixed on Friday amid worries that U.S. economic sanctions on Huawei may cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. These fears weighed heavily on Chinese benchmarks.

Taxi driver found dead in Caloocan city
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A taxi driver was stabbed dead in a suspected robbery holdup in Caloocan before dawn Wednesday. Pablo Damot Jr., 56, had just driven off for his trip around 3 a.m. from Bulacan, when hours later he was found dead inside his taxi ...

Despite death, Escalante City councilor wins reelection bid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
BACOLOD CITY --- Less than a month after he was gunned down, Escalante City councilor and human rights advocate Bernadino "Toto" Patigas Sr. was reelected into office. Patigas, who was ...

Total opens 10 new stations
philstar.com - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine unit of French oil and gas giant Total S.A. is continuing to strengthen its retail business and presence in the country with new stations opened in Luzon and Visayas. In a statement, Total (Philippines) Corp. said it ...

Renewed calls for justice as drug war top cop Bato heads to Senate
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa should urgently be held responsible for enforcing the bloody war on drugs, an international human rights group said, as the ...

Philippines warns of cutting ties with Canada over uncollected garbage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang has cautioned Canada to take back their garbage pronto or the Philippines would "sever relations with them." Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo ...

Conduct random manual audit on party-list votes too, Comelec told
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines--Sectoral groups, led by Akbayan Party Chairperson Emeritus Etta Rosales, on Friday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to conduct also special random manual audit ...

Liberal Party asks COMELEC for independent probe on poll glitches
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- The Liberal Party (LP) has asked the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to look into the glitches during the midterm elections. In a manifestation and ...

11 more Filipinos coming home from war-torn Libya
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- Eleven more Filipinos, including two minors, are coming home amid the fighting in Libya. The Philippine Embassy in Libya on Friday said the Filipinos ...

Development Expert George Siy blends realities at Politicon PH 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- At a recently concluded political forum Politicon PH George Siy shared a sobering reality. "We are the weakest ASEAN member in terms of investment and physical ...

PH envoy back home from Canada after recall order
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- Ambassador Petronila Garcia is back in Manila on Friday after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) pulled out its envoys in Canada, as the foreign country missed its deadline to retrieve tons of garbage shipped ...

Mayor-elect Isko Moreno says he can lead Manila for three terms
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- Manila Mayor-elect Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Friday said he is offering his services to lead the country's capital for three terms, or nine ...

Villar, Poe maintain lead in partial, unofficial tally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Reelectionist Senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe maintained their lead in the 2019 senatorial race, while the rest in the "Magic 12" have retained their respective ...

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines jumps on cenbank's liquidity boost, most others gain
Reuters - 2019-05-17
Most in the region set for weekly losses * Philippines top gainer * Singapore falls on weak ... considering President Donald Trump's move to block business with China's Huawei Technologies comes into force later in the day. "Global risk sentiments steadied ...

Sacked FDA Chief 'clueless' on corruption allegations
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Chief Nela Charade Puno, who was fired by President Rodrigo Duterte for supposed corruption, said she is ...

Consumers may soon let their ethics do the buying
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-17
Consumers may soon be choosing brands not just for quality and price but also for ethical reasons. The Pinoy Prosumer Report on The Future of Trust suggests that Filipinos may start judging ...

Trash woes won't affect PH-Canada relations, Trade Chief says
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- Trade Secretary Mon Lopez is confident the ongoing tension between the Philippines and Canada over tons of garbage shipped to Philippine ports will not ...

Results of poll audit logs expected earliest this weekend - PPCRV
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-17
The logs will be turned over today (Friday) and if it's straightforward, we probably will be able to accomplish things by this weekend hopefully, latest is next week," said Myla Villanueva ...

Investments in coal plants down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-16
Worldwide investments in coal-based power generation fell to their lowest level in 14 years, but the number of such generators continued to increase in Southeast Asia, according to the ...

BSP orders 3-stage bank reserve cut
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-16
The central bank on Thursday moved to release more liquidity into the Philippine financial system amid an environment of declining inflation and lower economic growth in the first quarter of 2019.

2019 Toyota Road Trek goes back to Palawan
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-16
According to TMP, it was a celebration of friendship between the company and the media that goes beyond business. So once again, select members of the motoring media flew in to the scenic province ...

Excellent InLife movers awarded for going above and beyond for 2018
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-16
For Pedro Arela of Cebu City, and husband and wife Antonio and Lina Abrantes of Davao City ... but retains the eagle as the icon. "The Philippine Eagle continues to be our icon because it ...

Locsin orders PH consuls in Canada to go home until garbage is shipped back
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... A total of 103 container vans containing trash were shipped to Subic and Manila in several batches from 2013 to 2014. Canadian-based firm Chronic Plastics, Inc., which exported the vans, misdeclared their contents as ...

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