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Asian shares see moderate losses after meltdown on Wall Street
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-14
BANGKOK - Shares opened moderately lower in Asia on Tuesday after a dismal day on Wall Street as investors fled uncertainty over the China-U.S. trade standoff. The Shanghai Composite index ...

Duterte allies dominate Senate in tail end of unofficial vote count
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- Senatorial candidates allied with the adminisration are commanding the 12 Senate seats as the unofficial vote count reaches its tail end. On Tuesday, 10 ...

Key provincial cities showing strong property sector growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-14
Richard G. Tay, business unit head of the Commercial Business Group of Property Company of Friends, Inc. (ProFriends), said Cavite is now evolving to be "much more of Metro Manila." "With the infrastructure coming in... our colleagues in the industry ...

Voter dies of heat stroke, cop suffers heart attack
philstar.com - 2019-05-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A man died of heat stroke after voting in La Union yesterday while a police officer deployed for election duties suffered a heart attack in Batangas City on Sunday. Anacleto Manzano, a senior citizen, had just cast his vote at ...

Pagasa forecasts warmer climate
philstar.com - 2019-05-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The state weather bureau warned the people yesterday of warmer climate in the next three days due to the ridge of high-pressure area. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA ...

Half of Otso Diretso accept defeat: We're praying for Bam, Mar
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- Half of the opposition's Senate slate conceded on Tuesday, but they promised the fight for the Filipinos will not end with their defeat. Otso Diretso ...

Shares slip amid renewed U.S.-China tariff war
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- Local stocks bled on Tuesday, with the outcome of the midterm polls failing to lift sentiment as markets reeled from fresh tariffs imposed by China on U ...

Opposition Senate bets out of top 12 in unofficial poll results
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- The Senate minority bloc may be fewer in number in the incoming 18th Congress as opposition candidates trail administration allies in the top 12 ...

Philippine shares open lower, May polls a non-event
philstar.com - 2019-05-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine equities opened lower on Tuesday as trading resumed after a one-day break for the midterm polls, with one analyst saying the developments after the election are unlikely to move financial markets today. The bellwether ...

Philippine banks lag Asian rivals as digital race intensifies
NIKKEI - 2019-05-14
CIMB Philippines aims to lure 100,000 retail clients ... are changing," DBS chief executive office Piyush Gupta told Nikkei in a January interview, adding that reducing transaction and processing ...

Paymaya QR goes to Boracay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-14
Voyager Innovations, the fintech arm of PLDT Inc., announced the launch of PayMaya QR in Boracay island. The company said in a statement that it had rolled out the digital payments platform ...

Eastern Communications of the Philippines partners with DOSarrest to deliver cloud based Internet Security solutions
YAHOO! - 2019-05-14
We look forward to offering their services to the Philippine market as part of our commitment to bring best-in-class cybersecurity and cloud solutions to Filipino businesses," said Eastern ...

Belmonte, Sotto win QC leadership seats
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- A Belmonte is back as mayor of Quezon City. Joy Belmonte, the daughter of former mayor and House Speaker Sonny Belmonte, won over her closest opponent ...

Who are the early winners in the Metro Manila polls?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-14
MANILA, Philippines--New and returning government officials in Metro Manila lead the cast of early winners of the May midterm elections. They were proclaimed just hours after voting ended Monday ...

PAL Holdings trimmed losses in Q1 on contained expenses, higher revenues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-14
PAL Holdings Inc., controlled by taipan Lucio Tan, said in a stock exchange filing that losses from January to March this year hit P838.2 million, a 25-percent improvement over its P1.1-billion ...

Otso Diretso Senate bet concedes
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- Opposition senatorial candidate Romulo "Romy" Macalintal waved the white flag on Tuesday and accepted defeat in the 2019 elections. He is the first ...

Ombudsman cases vs erring officials down 80%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman filed only 52 cases against erring government officials in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 261 in the first quarter of last year ...

Isko Moreno dislodges Erap from Manila City Hall
philstar.com - 2019-05-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Vice Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso defeated Mayor Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada, depriving the former president of a third term at Manila City Hall. As of 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Moreno enjoyed a wide margin ...

How much economic boost does election spending deliver?
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-14
and other social services especially those have the biggest positive impact on their constituents..." Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. economist Michael L. Ricafort explained in an e-mail. Sun Life Financial economist Patrick M. Ella shared this view.

Wyndham Garden enters Philippines with first hotel in Quezon City
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 2019-05-14
The new-construction hotel is being developed by Wellworth Properties and Development Corporation, a real estate and property development ... "Wyndham Garden is the perfect fit for the Philippines, where tourism is thriving. The country welcomed a ...

Richard Yap concedes Cebu congressional bid
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- Cebu North District Representative bet Richard Yap conceded the race on Tuesday hours after the partial count of votes was released. Yap, who sought to ...

FPH allocates P30-B capex this year
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-14
"Our capex on a consolidated basis is over P30 billion, most of which is dedicated to First Gen (Corp.) and Rockwell (Land Corp.), some for the industrial park business, and then the construction business, and of course we mentioned the (Benpr ...

LTG net income in Q1 grows 22% to P4.42 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-14
The tobacco business accounted for P2.84 billion or 64 percent of the total attributable income, while Philippine National Bank (PNB) contributed P1.08 billion or 24 percent of total. Liquor maker ...

Vico Sotto enjoys wide lead over Eusebio for Pasig Mayor
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- Vico Sotto, fairly a newcomer to the political scene, is leading the Pasig City mayoralty race, threatening to end the 27-year reign of the Eusebios.

Ex-VP Binay loses to Kid Peña in Makati representative bid
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 13) -- The results are in, and former vice president Jejomar Binay lost his bid to be Makati City first district representative. After the Makati City Board of ...

Abby Binay wins Makati mayoralty race
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- Abby Binay retains her post as mayor of Makati City. The complete, official count from the Makati City vote canvassing on Monday showed Binay leading ...

Ayala to invest P32B in tourism sector
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-13
ALI has invested P28 billion in tourism since 2009 and is projected to make the additional investment up to 2022 to expand its portfolio of hotels and resorts, Ayala Corp. chair and chief ...

GPCCI report indicates downturn in German business confidence in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-13
German business confidence in the Philippines has declined on all levels, except for employment and infrastructure investment, largely due to proposed changes on tax incentives, volatile peso and ...

Energy agency cuts backlog of pending capex cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-13
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) was able to act on applications from electricity distribution utilities and other power industry players to be allowed to spend capital investments totaling ...

Jejomar Binay fails to make political comeback
philstar.com - 2019-05-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay lost his bid to represent the first district of Makati City at the House of Representatives. Former Makati Mayor Romulo "Kid" Peña was proclaimed as Makati City's first district ...

Comelec allows Binay to cast vote twice
philstar.com - 2019-05-13
Jina Ilagan, precinct supervisor and school principal of the San Antonio National High School where Binay voted, said the members of the electoral board decided to allow the former vice president to cast his vote again. Ilagan noted that the decision came ...

36 congressional bets assured of victory
philstar.com - 2019-05-13
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 36 congressional candidates, who are unopposed in their districts, are assured of victory. Among these candidates are Abraham Tolentino, Strike Revilla, Luis Ferrer IV and Alex Advincula of Cavite, Danilo Fernandez and ...

Apple's surprise defeat in the Supreme Court is bad news for Tim Cook's turnaround plan
Business Insider - 2019-05-13
Thanks to the Supreme Court, Apple now has a big problem with its attempt to re-invent itself as a company that sells services. The court on Monday ruled that an antitrust case against the iPhone maker involving the commissions it charges on apps sold ...

What happens next?
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-13
What is the difference between a gambler and a business owner? A gambler seeks out and thrives on uncertainty. A business owner tries to avoid but if necessary does everything possible to overcome ...

Uber's CEO sent an email to employees addressing its disastrous IPO, drawing on Amazon and Facebook's rough starts
Business Insider - 2019-05-13
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent an email to employees on Monday, addressing the ride-hailing giant's brutal stock-market debut. He noted that while the market has so far punished Uber's newly minted shares, employes should be mindful that its early post ...

Data extraction issues delay unofficial vote count
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 13) -- An issue hounding the Commission on Elections' transparency server is causing delays in the release of poll results, but the agency clarified there are ...

If Apple's App Store Annoys You, the Supreme Court Has a Solution
Inc. - 2019-05-13
If you're wondering what the future holds for Apple's App Store, you're not alone: so is Apple. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a split decision that consumers are allowed to sue Apple over operating its App Store as an alleged monopoly.

'Quantum Leap' in Severe Head Injury Survival With EMS Protocol
Medscape - 2019-05-13
Training paramedics to implement prehospital guidelines for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has dramatically improved survival in patients with severe head trauma, new data show. Results from the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC) study, which ...

Faulty machines, vote buying emerge as biggest problems in 2019 polls
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 13) -- Hundreds of vote-counting machines (VCMs) malfunctioned and caused delays on election day, which was also marred by widespread vote-buying. The problem ...

Court allows App Store antitrust suit against Apple
Reuters - 2019-05-13
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the go-ahead for a lawsuit by consumers accusing Apple Inc of monopolizing the market for iPhone software applications and forcing them to overpay, rejecting the company's bid to escape claims that its practices ...

Texas explorer completes deepest ocean dive in history
Upi.com - 2019-05-13
May 13 (UPI) --A Dallas-based explorer has set a record for the deepest dive ever made in a submersible -- in the world's deepest ocean trench, his organization announced Monday. Victor Vescovo reached a depth of 35,853 feet on April 28 during a dive to ...

Cynthia Villar takes lead in partial, unofficial tally
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) -- After more than seven hours of delay, the partial, unofficial tally from the Commission on Elections has been released -- covering 90.57% of election ...

Study links low-dose aspirin to bleeding inside the skull
Upi.com - 2019-05-13
May 13 (UPI) --People without a history of heart disease and stroke who took low-dose aspirin were more likely to experience bleeding inside the skull, according to a new study. Historically, the use of low-dose aspirin has been recommended for older ...

SC upholds CA decision to rearrest killers of US Marine George Anikow
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-13
THE Supreme Court has given its go signal for the rearrest of the convicted killers of US Marine George Anikow, who had earlier managed to evade serving their four-year jail sentence after a trial ...

Abby Binay leads Makati mayoralty race
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Incumbent Mayor Abby Binay led the initial results of the mayoralty race in Makati City, the City Board of Canvassers revealed Monday evening. According to the results ...

Twitter accidentally shares user location data with advertising partner
Reuters - 2019-05-13
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Monday it may have accidentally collected and shared location data of some users accessing its app through Apple devices with an advertising partner. In a blog post here, the social media platform said the information ...

Is Social Media Making Us Sick?
Medscape - 2019-05-13
The emergence of social media has paralleled a decline in mental health globally, with the World Health Organization now listing depression as the leading cause of ill health and disability. [3] A recent high-profile study [4] showed precipitous spikes in ...

Angry 'Game of Thrones' fans 'Google-bombed' the show's creators so that their photo now shows up when you search for 'bad writers'
Business Insider - 2019-05-13
The wildlings are at it again! A "Game of Thrones" Reddit channel named /r/Freefolk is using Google to catapult the show's cocreators into the top results if you search for "bad writers." It's an effect known as "Google bombing," whereby a Reddit post is ...

Vibrant real-estate sector propels growth
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-13
The gross value added of real estate, renting and business activities grew 4.7 percent last year based on constant prices. At current prices, the sector contributed P2.22 trillion to the economy ...

Start A Package Delivery Business With The Help Of Amazon
International Business Times - 2019-05-13
Amazon (AMZN) is now offering its current employees the option to start their own package delivery business by giving them up to $10,000 and three months of their salary. The new initiative from Amazon is part of its Delivery Service Partner program.

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