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New water source seen ready by 2021
Inquirer - 2019-04-26
The most secure new source of raw water for Manila Water Co. Inc. may not be ready until 2021 and, until then, the company may have to depend on temporary solutions such as deep wells and shared ...

PH, Asian markets down amid global slowdown fears
Inquirer - 2019-04-26
It was followed by Bank of the Philippine Islands, up 2.39 percent to P83.45; BDO Unibank Inc., unchanged at P134; Ayala Corp., up 1.13 percent to P895; and Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co., down 1 ...

Friday temblors rock Surigao del Norte, Ilocos Norte, Leyte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
The latest was a 5.5-magnitude quake off the coast of Surigao del Norte at 1:26 p.m. on Friday, the Philippine Institute ... to at least 90 classrooms in 11 schools in Porac and Floridablanca ...

BIR collections up 11% in 1st quarter
Inquirer - 2019-04-26
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) grew its collections by over a tenth to P468.2 billion in the first quarter on the back of better tax administration and the second round of excise hikes under ...

Intel Increases 10nm Ice Lake Chip Output With Systems In Stores For 2019 Holiday Shoppers
Forbes - 2019-04-26
Intel's consternation with its 10nm manufacturing process is well documented but on its Q1 earnings call yesterday, the Santa Clara chip giant painted a more positive picture on the ramp-up of its forthcoming Ice Lake processor for mobile client systems ...

CNN Philippines Senatorial Debate: What you need to know
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- CNN Philippines is hosting its one and only Senatorial Debate in this election season. It's the culmination of a series of seven forums that began in ...

Boracay Redux
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-26
The actual losses from personal and business incomes have yet to be fully quantified, although a recent study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) estimated economic loss ...

19 business deals signed during Duterte's trip to China
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the signing of several business agreements with China during his latest trip to China. Duterte and several ...

DTI organizes bigger PHL participation to CIIE
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-26
It has three main components--Country Pavilion, Enterprise and Business Zone and the Hongqiao International Trade Forum. It is a promising trading platform to promote Filipino products and ...

Economical pivot to China to benefit Philippines -- expert
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is on his fourth trip to China, a country which has a territorial dispute with the Philippines. But the trip and closer ties ...

NLEX, SCTEX Holy Week vehicle volume reach 400,000 daily
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - Vehicular volume at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) during the Holy Week reached a daily average of 400,000, the tollway ...

In China, Duterte invites businessmen to invest in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday invited businessmen in China to invest in the country, assuring them of a corruption-free Philippines. "I want ...

B-2 pilot recounts what it's like 'flying a stealth bomber'
Fox News - 2019-04-26
"It is a dream to fly. It is so smooth," Maj. Kent Mickelson, a former B-2 pilot, told Warrior Maven. In a special interview designed to offer a rare look into the technologies and elements of the B-2, Mickelson - who flew B-2 bombing missions over ...

Boracay bounces back, focus on sustainable tourism on
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN--A year after the start of the six-month shutdown of Boracay Island for rehabilitation, an increasing number of local and foreign tourists are again flocking to the world ...

Drug drop-offs more widely available, but experts say more options needed
Upi.com - 2019-04-26
April 26 (UPI) --Communities around the United States offer drug drop-off days that help to temporarily reduce the temptation to use opioids. Some experts say providing year-round methods for people to get rid of medications would be more helpful in ...

CAAP to review radio communication in Bulacan chopper crash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
CAAP air crash investigator, Harry Paradero, said they had ruled out the weather condition or overloading as the cause of the crash. He said the chopper had a maximum carrying capacity of seven ...

Comelec assures funding for overseas voting ballots
Global Nation - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will release funds for the postage fees of official ballots pending delivery to Filipinos abroad for the overseas absentee voting, a ...

Workers kept inside buildings during quake? Dole urged to probe incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan -- President Rodrigo Duterte should order the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) to probe reports that some call center and mall employees were not allowed to leave ...

Comelec: May 13 polls to push through in war-torn Marawi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said the May 13 polls will push through in war-torn Marawi City, even as it is still reeling from the effects of the five ...

Philippines' Ayala conglomerate sets up $150m tech fund
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-04-26
MANILA -- Ayala Corp., a major conglomerate in the Philippines, is setting up a $150 million venture fund to invest in disruptive technologies, Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala said ...

PHL, Chinese firms sign $12-B in business deals
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-26
THE Philippine business delegation and Chinese companies on Friday signed 19 deals worth $12.165 billion, according to Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez. "President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnessed the exchange of 19 signed business agreements with Chinese ...

Gatchalian: Malampaya tax case resolution to revitalize oil industry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines--The ruling of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Singapore on the arbitration case filed by Shell Philippines Exploration B.V (SPEX) against the government on the ...

Peso weakens on strong US economic data
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-26
The US Commerce Department said orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, surged 1.3% to an all-time high of $70.0 billion, powered by a jump in demand for computers and electronic products.

Bank economists see within-target inflation until 2021
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-26
Sought for comment, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) Economist Michael L. Ricafort told reporters: "There may be some upside risks which are practically supply side driven like higher oil prices... We have to note that for food prices, the monetary ...

Farm tourism gaining ground in PHL
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-26
"Online availability is important in this social media era. People will find you first online. Online websites establish your credibility as a business," she noted. Several local government units have started promoting local tourism, which has greatly ...

Ayala to form $150M venture capital fund
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-26
"We formulated a plan to establish a group-wide corporate venture capital entity where we are trying to raise $150 million of new money from within Ayala Corp. and its business units supported by the CEOs and by the board of the different units," AC ...

Honestbee temporarily halts PHL operations
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-26
HONESTBEE Philippines said it is temporarily suspending operations in the country following the same business decision for its Hong Kong and Thailand units. The food and grocery delivery service said in a statement: "Our operations in the Philippines ...

Red Cross provides counseling to quake survivors in Pampanga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has conducted psychosocial counseling and other psychological support to the 12 survivors and 20 employees rescued under the rubble of the ...

Angat Dam to hit minimum operating water level this weekend - NWRB
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- The persisting El Niño weather pattern is expected to cause Angat Dam's elevation to reach below its minimum operating water level of 180 meters by ...

Angat Dam to hit minimum operating water level this weekend - NWRB
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- The persisting El Niño weather pattern is expected to cause Angat Dam's elevation to reach below its minimum operating water level of 180 meters by ...

Northern Samar village chief slain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
CATARMAN, Northern Samar -- A barangay chairman of a remote village in Las Navas town in Northern Samar was shot dead by one of the two men riding a motorcycle on Thursday. Apolinario Lebico, 63 ...

Alejano warns against China intervention in May 13 polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan -- Opposition senatorial candidate Gary Alejano warned Friday against the possibility that China may intervene in the May 13 midterm elections allegedly to maintain a ...

Dengue cases hit 60,000
philstar.com - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of dengue cases nationwide increased to 61,406 from Jan. 1 to April 6, according to the Department of Health. The DOH said the figures are more than double than those recorded during the same period last year. At least ...

Comelec explains use of fewer counting machines for 2019 polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines--The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will utilize 85,000 Vote Counting Machines (VCM) for the May 13 elections, fewer than the 92,000 VCMs used in the 2016 elections.

China's billion-dollar Belt and Road party: Who's in and who's out
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
In Asia, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined the meeting for the first time, an significant addition for China given the city state's role ... report by Harvard University academics ...

Who leaked Acierto indictment papers? DOJ kicks off probe to find out
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra ordered an investigation into the supposed leakage of a Department of Justice (DOJ) resolution indicting former police officer Eduardo ...

65,000 detainees may vote in May polls - Comelec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - Around 65,000 detainees will be able to exercise their right to vote in the midterm elections next month, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official said Friday.

Edsa, C-5 Road to undergo repairs, reblocking starting Friday night
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Parts of Edsa and C-5 Road will undergo reblocking and repairs starting Friday night until Monday morning, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. In an ...

Comelec, energy sector mapping out blackout-free polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is coordinating with the energy sector to ensure a reliable power supply during the May midterm elections, a Comelec official said Friday.

BSP flags longer El Niño may affect inflation
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) --Inflation is broadly seen to ease further in the coming months to below three percent, but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said there could be ...

Japan debt watcher to upgrade PH outlook on "Build," tax reform programs
Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines-The ambitious infrastructure program coupled with comprehensive tax reform being pursued by the Duterte administration have allowed debt watcher Japan Credit Rating Agency ...

Suspected Abu Sayyaf member working as security guard nabbed in Muntinlupa
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- Authorities arrested last Wednesday a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf working as a security guard in an office building in Muntinlupa City.

Cypriot national confesses to killing three Filipinas overseas
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- Philippine officials are closely monitoring developments in the case of three Filipinas killed in Cyprus, all of whom went missing between 2017 and 2018.

Seven ways to AI-power your business
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-26
Automatically structure file dumps to unlock entirely new data toolsets. Issue: According to a 2017 report by IBM, 80 percent of corporate data is unstructured, & therefore, underutilized. Data storage provider Box hosts about 45 billion files across its ...

PepsiCo is suing farmers in India for growing the potatoes it uses in Lays chips
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
(CNN) -- PepsiCo is suing four farmers in India, claiming they were growing a variety of potatoes registered by the company for exclusive use in its Lays potato chips. The lawsuits were filed ...

Series of earthquakes hit General Luna, Surigao del Norte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines--A series of earthquakes rocked the municipality of General Luna in Surigao del Norte on Friday, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs said a ...

BI to deport two SoKor nationals for online game scam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Two South Korean nationals will be deported after being apprehended for violating the game industry promotion rules of their home country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

4,729 persons arrested for violating gun ban -- PNP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 4,729 people were arrested for violating the gun ban since the start of the election period on January 13, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday.

100,000 cops to secure May polls
philstar.com - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 100,000 police officers will be deployed to secure polling precincts across the country during the elections on May 13. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said they would also activate elite quick ...

Med Talk/Health Talk: Excessive use of gadgets/Music Therapy/Hair Loss
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-26
In this episode of Medtalk, Healthtalk, Doc Freddie Gomez and his guests talk about interesting topics on health and wellness. Ms. Jessica Espanto, a clinical psychologist tackles the effects of ...

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