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Sun Life, Philam Life top insurer rankings
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-09
Sun Life also topped last year in terms of new business annual premium equivalent at P8.22 billion, followed by AXA Philippines (P6 billion), Pru Life UK (P5.76 billion), Philam Life (P4.43 billion), and BPI-Philam (P3.73 billion). Meanwhile, based on net ...

Wells Fargo creates new unit focused on regulatory compliance
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-09
WELLS FARGO & CO is creating a new unit tasked with satisfying U.S. regulatory requirements, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Derek Flowers, who has been with the San Francisco-based bank for more than two decades, will become head of ...

The US, Japan, India, and Philippines sent a fresh challenge to Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea
Business Insider - 2019-05-09
Two angles facing right, which often indicate, "advance to the end." TOKYO (Reuters) - In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a US guided-missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships ...

Comelec declares PDP-Laban as dominant majority party; NP as dominant minority
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday declared Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) as the dominant majority party and the Nacionalista Party ...

PNP gave no input to latest Palace matrix -- spokesperson
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has no contribution to the intelligence information that made up the ouster plot matrix released recently by Malacañang, an official ...

COMELEC exec calls for law banning political dynasty in party-list groups
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- An official of the Commission on Elections on Thursday called for the enactment of a law that will prohibit scions of political dynasties or relatives of ...

Lawyers and lawlessness
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-09
The temptation to ignore these impending catastrophes to both the rule of law as well as what remains of the already limited democracy of the Philippines in favor of merely serving business and political interests for the sake of self-aggrandizement has ...

Duterte skips miting de avance of Hugpong-led alliance in Davao
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte skipped the miting de avance of the alliance of senatorial candidates backed by regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) in ...

Pag-IBIG Fund recognizes top employers, developers in Mindanao
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-09
We conduct the StAR to recognize their efforts to help the fund. We want to maintain the good business relationship with all our stakeholders, as we work to heed the call of President Duterte to ...

Closure of Marcos Bridge postponed indefinitely
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- The four-month closure for repairs of a portion of Marcos Bridge has been postponed "until further notice," the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ...

Alejano shrugs off poll survey results
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
TARLAC, Philippines -- Opposition senatorial bet Gary Alejano on Thursday said he and his fellow Otso Diretso candidates are unfazed by survey results as the campaign period for the May 13 ...

Disney profit up as Fox joins the fold
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
Disney reported on Wednesday, May 8, that its profit soared in the recently-ended quarter as it merged with 21st Century Fox. The entertainment titan said its net income was up 85% to $5.4 billion ...

Investment in German company pulls down PLDT income in Q1
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- PLDT saw its net income slide by 3% to P6.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year due to lower growth in its ...

Duterte 'not interested' to file cases against 'black propaganda' plotters
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- The President is not keen on filing cases against those behind what he called black propaganda against him and his family. [Translation: They released ...

Pantaleon Alvarez faces fresh plunder complaint
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez is facing a fresh plunder complaint, this time over his alleged receipt of kickbacks from government ...

Philippines, U.S., Japan, India navies sail together in South China Sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- In what the Philippine Navy described as a historic first, the country's patrol vessel BRP Andres Bonifacio is sailing together with the ships of three ...

SMC profit dips in Q1 due to rising oil, food costs
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- San Miguel Corp. (SMC) made ?12.8 billion in the first quarter, down 18 percent year-on-year despite strong revenues. In a statement, the diversified ...

San Miguel Corp. nets P12.8B in Q1 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) saw an 18-percent drop in first quarter net profit to P12.8 billion as volatile global oil prices, higher oil taxes, and higher cost of ...

Water level in Angat, Ipo dams dip despite rainshowers in Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The water level in Angat and Ipo dams dipped Thursday morning despite the rainshowers that hit parts of Luzon on Wednesday night. According to the Philippine Atmospheric ...

BSP cuts policy rate amid benign inflation, slow Q1 GDP growth
philstar.com - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 5:19 p.m.) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday cut its policy rate from a decade-high amid tame inflation recorded in recent months and slower-than-expected economic growth in the first quarter. At its meeting, the ...

Outstanding IOUs inch up in April as easing inflation sells more debt paper
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- As the government sold more short-dated debt paper on the back of easing inflation, the amount of outstanding government-issued IOUs inched up to P5.204 trillion at end-April.

Philippines cuts key rate after economy slows to 4-year low
NIKKEI - 2019-05-09
The Philippines' latest move follows a similar rate cut by the Malaysian central bank earlier this week. Bank Negara Malaysia lowered its key rate to 3%, the first cut in nearly three years.

Makabayan bloc heads to Supreme Court to stop China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- The minority bloc in the House of Representatives Thursday asked the Supreme Court to halt the construction of the China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction ...

Huawei exec vows to fight extradition to US in Canada court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
VANCOUVER -- A top Chinese telecom executive whose arrest in Canada on a US warrant triggered a bitter diplomatic row vowed Wednesday to vigorously fight extradition to the US. Meng Wanzhou, 47 ...

DOH trains 120 health workers in Insulin Management
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-09
Ms. Jeanette N. Atienza, head of DOH Calabarzon Health Promotion Unit, shows the proper way of injecting an insulin pen at the appropriate injection site during the return demonstration activity ...

Sotto to those tagged in oust-Duterte matrix: Brush it off, don't be sensitive
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on Thursday said Malacañang and those tagged in the supposed oust-Duterte matrix should have not made a big ...

'Sayang ang intelligence funds': Lacson slams Duterte administration for ouster matrix release
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 9) -- Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson on Thursday raised doubts on the far-fetched involvement of some personalities in the ouster plot matrix released by the ...

La-Z-Boy Aggressively Eyes the Health Industry for Growth
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-09
La-Z-Boy recliner, long-known as the best TV chair, is no longer just used as a comfortable way of watching the latest series in the living room. "The new market of La-Z-Boy is actually the ...

Mastermind in Jee Ick-joo slay barred from leaving the Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A Pampanga court yesterday issued a hold departure order (HDO) against Col. Rafael Dumlao III, the prime suspect in the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo. Angeles City Regional Trial Court Branch 56 Judge Irin Zenaida ...

In a first, Philippines, US, Japan and India navies sail in South China Sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines --The navies of the Philippines, United States, Japan and India sailed together for the first time in the South China Sea in a bid "to promote maritime cooperation ...

Edu Manzano to appeal disqualification
philstar.com - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The camp of actor and San Juan City congressional candidate Edu Manzano yesterday said they would appeal his disqualification by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Sixto Brillantes Jr., former Comelec chairman and lawyer for ...

Metro Manila to be fair but rain expected in Luzon - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Manila and most of the Visayas and Mindanao will have fair weather with possibilities of isolated rain on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and ...

Locsin to public: Go back to news on print
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. suggested on Thursday that the public go back to getting their news from print. Locsin, a former journalist, made this remark ...

Philippine GDP growth slowed to 5.6% in Q1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-09
MANILA, Philippines - As the government operated under a reenacted budget at the start of the year, the Philippine economy grew 5.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, slower than a ...

Agri sector slows in Q1
philstar.com - 2019-05-09
The sub-sector has been steadily improving since the latter part of 2018 due to good weather conditions. Meanwhile, average farm-gate prices went down 3.76 percent with price decline recorded in all sub-sectors except fisheries.

PNB lists bonds worth P13.87B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-08
Tycoon Lucio Tan-led Philippine National Bank ((PNB) has boosted its lending machinery with proceeds from a P13.87-billion local bond debut and a $250-million new syndicated loan facility.

Stock price index rallies above 7,900
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-08
The local stock barometer firmed up above 7,900 on Wednesday, bucking a regional downturn ahead of a closely watched local monetary policy setting. Reversing early losses, the main-share ...

Art exhibit battles mental health
Sun Star - 2019-05-08
A GROUP of visual artists, poets, writers and psychologists have joined to mount "ArThrive: Rise Above Mental Health Challenges," an art and poetry exhibit set on May 18 at the GI Lodge in Baguio City. Project ArThrive, a month-long exhibit, is set to ...

Edge for Mac leaks; Beta build for Windows 10 quickly follows
Computerworld - 2019-05-08
Mac versions of Microsoft's Edge browser leaked this week, as did the first Beta build for Windows 10. Microsoft has yet to officially launch any version of its reworked browser other than Canary and Dev for Windows 10, which went public a month ago.

Duterte endorses Romulo, Sotto
philstar.com - 2019-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has endorsed the candidacies of Roman Romulo and Victor "Vico" Sotto, who are running for congressman and mayor of Pasig City, respectively. Duterte described Romulo as an industrious and honest politician, who ...

Huawei says detained CFO to seek extradition stay, rights violated
Reuters - 2019-05-08
VANCOUVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Huawei said on Wednesday that it will seek to stay extradition proceedings against its detained chief financial officer, saying her business activities were conducted with the full knowledge of banking officials. Meng Wanzhou ...

Naim Raises Its Game With The New Mu-so 2nd Generation All-In-One Player
Forbes - 2019-05-08
Naim Audio, the British hi-fi specialist based in Salisbury, has announced the launch of the 2nd Generation of its award-winning Mu-so wireless music system. The all-new Mu-so 2nd Generation keeps the iconic styling of its predecessor, but beneath its ...

Senate to prioritize anti-terrorism, public service bills
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on Wednesday said the upper chamber would put priority on approving the proposed Anti-terrorism Act and Public Service Act and ...

Big Data Reveal Actionable Findings to Prevent Disease
Medscape - 2019-05-08
A longitudinal study that used enhanced clinical assays, multiomics platforms, and wearable devices to assess health yielded 67 clinically actionable, major findings among 109 participants. The study was published online today in Nature Medicine.

Amazon Merchants Hit by Extensive Six-Month Fraud
Fortune - 2019-05-08
Amazon.com Inc. was hit by an "extensive" fraud, revealing that unidentified hackers were able to siphon funds from merchant accounts over six months last year. Amazon believes it was the ...

MMDA: No number coding from May 10 to 14
philstar.com - 2019-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The number coding scheme for provincial buses will be suspended tomorrow and on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced yesterday. MMDA traffic chief Bong Nebrija said they decided to lift the number ...

Here's Microsoft's new plan to keep Cortana alive and differentiated
ZDNet - 2019-05-08
We've heard for at least a year that Microsoft was working to reposition Cortana from a standalone assistant like Alexa and Google Assistant, to more of an assistance aide. Details on what that meant were scarce until this week when Microsoft started ...

Two-out-of-three Americans interact with AI chatbots, but we still prefer humans
ZDNet - 2019-05-08
Do bots live up to all the hype? Salesforce has predicted that the use of chatbots by service teams is projected to grow by 136% over the next 18 months. But what do we prefer: Humans or bots? A recent study by B2C text messaging solution Zingle ...

Addiction Medicine Mostly Prescribed To Whites, Even As Opioid Deaths Rose In Blacks
NPR - 2019-05-08
White drug users addicted to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids have had near exclusive access to buprenorphine, a drug that curbs the craving for opioids and reduces the chance of a fatal overdose. That's according to study out Wednesday from the ...

Disqualification case filed vs Jonvic Remulla
philstar.com - 2019-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A petition to disqualify Cavite Gov. Juanito "Jonvic" Remulla was filed yesterday before the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Efepania Sunico, a voter of Bacoor, said Remulla should not be allowed to seek reelection, citing ...

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