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Duterte signs 2019 budget, vetoes ?95.3-B
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- After months of delay, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday has finally signed the proposed national budget for 2019. However, the President rejected ...

BIR expects tax amnesty to boost 2019 collections
Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines - The upcoming amnesty programs on delinquencies and estate taxes will help the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) achieve its reduced collection target of P2.27 trillion for ...

Locsin: PH will never abandon Hague ruling
Global Nation - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has assured the Filipinos that the government will "never abandon" the arbitral tribunal ruling which upheld the country ...

Luzon grid remains on yellow alert as Holy Week kicks off
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- The Luzon grid was placed on alert anew on Holy Monday. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Monday afternoon lifted the grid's ...

LIST: Activities, traffic advisory for Intramuros during Holy Week - 2019-04-15
Lyceum of the Philippines University, Mapua University and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila for the activities it will stage during the Holy Week. It announced that the walled city will open its nine churches, chapels and prayer grounds for pilgrims and ...

Work-from-home scheme to be offered voluntarily or through collective bargaining - DOLE
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Republic Act 11165 or the Telecommunicating ...

Passenger volume in seaports swells to over 97,000
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of passengers in seaports nationwide more than quadrupled within a six-hour period on Holy Monday to over 97,000, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Comelec: Customs woes delayed voting process in Al-Khobar
Global Nation - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines - The official voters lists for Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia encountered problems at the Bureau of Customs, which caused the reported delay and disenfranchisement of some ...

PNP says politicians, individuals supporting NPA may face raps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde warned on Monday that election candidates, private individuals, and other entities providing financial ...

Lawyers' group seeks protection from SC vs. Duterte, gov't officials
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- The National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) has sought protection from the Supreme Court against President Rodrigo Duterte and other government ...

Empire East and Pag-IBIG offer more affordable payment term to homebuyers - 2019-04-15
Celeste Sioson-Bumatay and Senior Vice President Evelyn Cacho, and Pag-IBIG OIC-Vice President for Corporate Sales Group Arlene Reyes and Senior Vice President for Business Development Sector Fermin Sta. Teresa Jr., the event marked a first in the company ...

SC: Half-day work schedule in all courts on April 17
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines - Court employees nationwide will start their Lenten break on Holy Wednesday afternoon onwards, the Supreme Court (SC) announced on Tuesday. The SC declared a half day ...

Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong sacked for cancer diagnosis awarded damages
Global Nation - 2019-04-15
HONG KONG, China -- A domestic worker sacked after a cancer diagnosis was awarded damages by a Hong Kong court Monday, in a case that highlighted exploitation of foreign women toiling as maids in ...

WATCH: German cyclist picks up trash, sends it back to litterbug in Makati
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines - A litterbug on board a commuter van in Makati City received a hands on lecture on good manners, sanitation ad respect for the environment and others when the bag of trash ...

PNP deploys over 90,000 cops for Holy Week
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Even if there is no threat being monitored during the observance of the Holy Week, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is on heightened alert status, with 91,201 personnel ...

Comelec targets 30% overseas voter turnout for May polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping to have at least 30 percent turnout in the overseas absentee voting for the midterm polls. Since the start of the overseas ...

?4.1-T cash-based budget for 2020 eyed
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to approve the proposed 2019 national budget, but the government already plans an even higher appropriation for next ...

Fully booked trips, jampacked Manila port as Holy Week begins - PCG
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- Going home for the Holy Week? If you're heading to the ports anytime soon, then expect jampacked terminals and fully booked trips, the Philippine Coast ...

Cardinal Tagle to wash feet of young people, emphasize their role in May polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle will wash the feet of young people on Maundy Thursday to emphasize their role in the upcoming May 2019 elections.

Oil prices rise on global production cuts
Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Pump prices on Tuesday will go up for the second week in a row by 75 centavos per liter diesel, P1.05 for gasoline, and 60 centavos for kerosene as crude oil prices rallied ...

Manila court refuses to dismiss cyberlibel raps vs Rappler
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Monday denied the motion of Rappler executive editor and CEO Maria Ressa to dismiss the cyberlibel case filed against her by ...

Locsin: Now is not the right time to raise sea disputes with China
Global Nation - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said that now is not the "right time" to raise disagreements on disputed territories in the South China Sea, when the ...

Want to stand up to China? Develop nuclear weapons, Enrile says
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- If the country wants to enforce its victory over China in an international tribunal, then it should develop nuclear weapons, former Senate President ...

Enrile says Reed Bank not part of core PH territory
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Reed Bank, a sea feature supposedly rich on oil and gas and within the country's exclusive economic zone ...

Meralco: No major brownout on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Electric Company (Meralco) customers will not experience any major power interruption during the height of the Holy Week, its spokesperson said Monday. Spokesperson ...

Megaworld leisure estate unit posts 3% profit growth
Inquirer - 2019-04-15
Tourism and leisure estate developer Global-Estate Resorts Inc. (Geri) grew its net profit last year by 3 percent to P1.5 billion on higher revenues from real estate sales and leasing portfolio.

Watch out for these consumer stocks
Inquirer - 2019-04-15
Consumer stocks have been performing well this year. Assessing the consumer companies that COL Financial covers, their stocks generated an average return of 15.7 percent for the year-to-date ...

SCHEDULE: Parts of Luzon to be hit by power interruptions this Holy Week
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
April 17 (Between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) -Along Agutaya St. from Epifanio Delos Santos Ave. (EDSA) to Belleza St. April 19 to 20 (Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday; 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Friday ...

Angara, Inang Mahal Party-list join forces to champion Filipino moms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara and Inang Mahal Party-list are joining forces to advance the interests and welfare of all Filipino mothers in Congress. Angara is ...

Luzon grid on red, yellow alert on Holy Monday
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 15) -- The Luzon grid is on alert on Holy Monday, with possible power interruptions in the afternoon. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP ...

Lackluster trading seen ahead of Lenten break
Inquirer - 2019-04-15
Local stocks are expected to see little action this week as many investors will likely be on a holiday mode even before the market pauses for the Lenten break. Last week, the Philippine Stock ...

Acquisition Of Futurism Suggests A Different Model For Digital-Media Companies
Forbes - 2019-04-14
Not all digital media businesses are bloated, cash-burning hype machines that eventually collapse under their own weight amid apocalyptic warnings that no business model exists. Not all of them ride high for a brief, shining moment in the chase for media ...

Banks must have roll-back program for upgrade glitches - 2019-04-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has directed banks undertaking major system enhancements and upgrades to formulate and implement sound and effective change management processes to prevent disruption. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi ...

Amazon reportedly preparing free, ad-supported music streaming service
Mashable - 2019-04-14
Look out, Spotify. There may soon be a new free music streaming service, courtesy of Amazon. According to Billboard, ecommerce giant Amazon is currently in talks with major music labels to provide ...

5G Vs. 5GE Vs. 4G LTE: Quick Compare
Forbes - 2019-04-14
The next generation of mobile wireless broadband is here. Well, actually, not yet. First things first: one of the most important things to remember is that you will need a new 5G-capable device (with new chips) to tap into the speed of 5G. 5G: think 2020 ...

If US wants to be leader in 5G, it should approve Sprint, T-Mobile merger: Analyst
YAHOO! - 2019-04-14
A Sprint, T-Mobile merger is the path to the best 5G network we're likely to see in the U.S., says New Street Research's Jonathan Chaplin Sprint is sitting on a "phenomenal band of spectrum" that can run the technology, he says. The merger will in turn ...

Bourse cites tack to bring down broker ownership
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-14
THE Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) said it will have to issue about P5 billion worth of shares to bring down broker ownership, in an effort to comply with the single industry ownership limit. "We need to raise another P5 billion of new money to be ...

Top Advantages Gained By Working With Car Insurance Agents
Yahoo Finance - 2019-04-14 ( announces a new blog post, "Why Use Car Insurance Agents" LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb ...

A call to honesty
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-14
A widely publicized comment by a well-known politician that honesty is not an issue in elections because all politicians are liars, has elicited a lot of reactions, publicly and privately expressed.

Business casual for millennials
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-14
Bryan McClelland, founder of Bambike, wears a pair of pants from of Dockers Smart 360 Flex line. BRYAN MCCLELLAND, founder of Bambike, takes a 20-minute ride on a bamboo bike daily from his house in Makati to his office in Intramuros; frequently, young ...

Yields on government debt end higher as mart corrects
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-14
Michael L. Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), said in an email that yields on the five- to 30-year tenors rose the most week on week, continuing a "heathy" upward correction following a series of relatively bigger weekly ...

Mazda throws a curve
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-14
Making its Southeast Asian debut right here in the Philippines, the Mazda3 embodies ... style that elevates car design to the level of art," says Susumu Niinai, general manager of the ASEAN Business Office, Mazda Motor Corporation.

LOOK: Navara Nation Philippines-Eastern Visayas brings medical aid to Northern Samar
Manila Channel - 2019-04-14
At least 200 residents from Rosario town in Northern Samar have received medical and dental services from Navara Nation Philippines-Eastern Visayas ... the Northern Samar Provincial Health Office medical team; and the Rosario Rural Health Unit.

Great opportunities and challenges
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-14
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PHL credit upgrade tied to tax bills, EODB
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-14
THE Department of Finance (DOF) is optimistic the Philippines will get a credit upgrade within a year, if the remaining tax-reform packages are passed and the ease of doing business (EODB) law is ...

Great opportunities and challenges
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-14
Are you aware of the latest developments in the Securities Exchange Commission that provide opportunites, as well as challeges, for all Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)? These are the newly ...

Climate vulnerability of PHL, 19 other nations costs $62B more
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-14
Climate vulnerability of V20 or the Vulnerable Group of 20, which includes the Philippines, is costing these countries over $60 billion in additional external interest payments, according to the ...

Agricultural losses due to El Niño reach ?5.7-B - DA
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) -- Production losses in the agriculture sector brought by the dry spell or El Niño has reached ?5.7 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said ...

A shimmering night in Dubai as Dior shows its haute couture
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-14
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--Under a large circus-style tent, Dior recently showcased its latest haute couture collection to a crowd of Mideast-based fashionistas, social-media figures ...

Record Singapore bust puts scrutiny on pangolin trafficking
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-14
The National Parks Board, Singapore Customs and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said in a statement on Wednesday that the cargo was declared as cassia seeds. Both shipments were en route ...

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