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SEC drafts guidelines to revive firms that expired pre-RA 11232
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-09
corporations engaged in money service business and other financial intermediaries. The corporation shall then pay a petition fee amounting to P3,030 plus a filing fee for the extension of term of ...

19 companies interested to build 50,000 telco towers nationwide
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-09
GIVEN the number of common towers to be installed, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said 19 tower companies are interested to do business in the country.

Millennials find thriving future in multiple c-store franchising
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-09
Franchising offers many wonderful perks and opportunities for all, especially aspiring young investors seeking financial independence and flexible incomes as business owners. While being a ...

Rural, thrift banks expanding through branch-lite units
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-09
The BSP defines branch-lite units as an office or place of business of a bank that performs limited or simpler banking activities. Since these units are limited in the services they are offering ...

Duterte: 'Next few officials coming in would be military guys'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- The President admitted his special fondness for the armed forces, hinting at appointing more military officials to government. "I have a special ...

Duterte tells Reds: With peace talks over, why should I be scared of you?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
President Rodrigo Duterte mocked the communist rebels on Tuesday as he reiterated his earlier statement that the peace talks are over. "Tapos na tayo mag-usap. Ngayon, gusto ninyo patayan na lang.

3 minor planets named after CamSur high school students
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- Having a namesake heavenly body is among the top rewards given to scientists. For three Filipino high school students, this recognition came early.

Philippines not asking help from China, says DFA chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is not asking help from China, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. asserted on Tuesday. A Twitter user had asked Locsin why the Philippines "is ...

Alliance Global Group Inc. allots P85 billion capex for 2019
philstar.com - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), the listed conglomerate of tycoon Andrew Tan, is pouring in P85 billion in capital expenditures this year, a significant increase from the P74 billion spent in 2018 to sustain growth and its healthy ...

Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. earnings up 35% to $45.5 million for 2018
philstar.com - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), the Ayala-led global manufacturing and technology solutions experts, reported a net income of $45.5 million for 2018, up 35 percent. "We continue to prove the strength of our dual growth model.

LOOK: Protesters prepare to march toward Chinese Embassy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Various organizations started to converge early Tuesday near the Makati Central Fire Station ahead of a planned protest march toward the Chinese Embassy in Makati City.

Tech startup creates mobile app to make Bicol tourist destinations accessible
philstar.com - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A technology company startup recently launched a ride-sharing application to make Bicol tourists destinations more accessible to public. Last April 4, technology firm Synergia BPO Solutions unveiled its newest mobile application ...

DFA chief: U.S. to stay as PH's 'only military ally'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- The United States will remain as the Philippines' "only military ally," Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin said late Monday evening ...

Duterte hopes Filipinos will be inspired to uphold PH sovereignty
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte stressed the importance of fighting for the country's sovereignty as Filipinos commemorated the Day of Valor (Araw ng ...

ER Ejercito claims political opponent behind his graft conviction
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- Former Laguna Governor ER Ejercito on Tuesday blamed his political rival for his conviction for graft in relation to an alleged anomalous insurance deal.

LOOK: Chinese vessels spotted near PH-occupied Kota Island
Global Nation - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Apart from Pag-asa Island (Thitu), the largest island occupied by the Philippines in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), local authorities have also ...

Manila FAME's 69th Edition: A New Way To Discover Philippine Design, Craft and Creativity
Forbes - 2019-04-09
gifts and health and wellness. The first edition of Manila FAME happens from April 25 to 27 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. For more information, click here. Former editor for fashion and lifestyle publications.

UK to tech execs: Clean up your platforms or face 'substantial' fines
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
(CNN) -- Tech executives could be hit with substantial fines and criminal penalties under new rules proposed by the UK government that aim to make the internet safe for children and other ...

BIR: Tax amnesty on delinquencies starts on April 24
Inquirer - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines-The much-awaited tax amnesty on delinquencies, aimed at providing taxpayers with long-due liabilities and pending criminal cases a clean slate, will start on April 24, the ...

Opposition bets were not barred from Scarborough - Coast Guard
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
Balilo clarified that the PCG is only barring people to sail when the sea condition is rough due to inclement weather. "Walang reason para pagbawalan. Walang sama ng panahon. Kung masama ang ...

'Leave. Dogs. Alone': Comelec slams campaign sticker placed on dog
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday condemned a reported photo of a dog with a campaign sticker placed on its body. Comelec Spokesperson ...

Duterte to commemorate Araw ng Kagitingan in Jolo, Sulu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte will skip the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) ceremony in Bataan on Tuesday and will instead lead its commemoration in Jolo, Sulu. According to ...

Jolo bombing suspect, alleged mastermind's nephew killed in Sulu clash
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- Two Abu Sayyaf members were killed in a firefight with government troops in Patikul, Sulu on Monday, the military said. In a press release Tuesday, Joint Task Force Sulu identified the casualties as Barak Ingog ...

DOLE: Forced evacuation of OFWs in Libya a possibility
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
"Our OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Association) has a reintegration program for our workers. This will be in the form of financial assistance, as well as livelihood assistance," said Bello.

Transience in Tokyo
philstar.com - 2019-04-09
They first appear in the southern part of the archipelago, around the subtropical islands of Okinawa. As the weather gets warmer, cherry trees flower in central Japan; and in two weeks, depending on the weather, they will make their presence in Tokyo ...

IP workers from 6 countries tapped for carbon accounting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya -- A global environmental organization has tapped 18 indigenous peoples (IP) workers from six countries, including the Philippines, to do carbon accounting to protect ...

Coast Guard denies opposition bets barred from Scarborough Shoal
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- Opposition senatorial bets from Otso Diretso said they were forbidden to sail to Scarborough Shoal west of Luzon on Monday, but the Philippine Coast ...

SC orders trial of owner of sunken Princess of the Stars
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
"At least the Supreme Court has spoken for the victims seeking justice," Acosta said on Monday. After failing to get the DOJ to reverse its decision, Go petitioned the Court of Appeals to ...

Duterte must explain wealth - Sereno
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-09
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte ... A three-part report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) found significant increases in the incomes of the ...

DoubleDragon tops off new Jollibee Tower
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-09
A TOPPING-OFF ceremony for Jollibee Tower in Ortigas Center was held on Monday. From left, Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong, JFC Corporate Secretary William Tan Untiong, DoubleDragon Properties Corp. CEO and Chairman Edgar J.

New scheme to evade cigarette taxes
Inquirer - 2019-04-09
For Deputy Internal Revenue Commissioner Ariel Guballa, his suspicion was that illicit tobacco traders could be using this promotional scheme to gather used tax stamps to put on packs of fake ...

Napoles seeks dismissal of plunder case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Convicted plunderer Janet Lim-Napoles has sought the dismissal of her case involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations of former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.

PISI calls for DTI action on substandard rebars
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Iron and Steel Institute (PISI) is calling on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to take action on substandard concrete reinforcing steel bars (rebars) being sold in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

CEZA to start building corporate center, upgrading Port Irene
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-08
THE Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) will start building this month a corporate and commercial center as a well as launch rehabilitation works in Port Irene. In a statement on Monday, the investment promotion agency said the P426-million corporate ...

ADOMANI Receives First Order from the Philippines
Yahoo Finance - 2019-04-08
This purchase order represents the initial outcome of GerWeiss and ADOMANI exploring ways to collaborate in order to respond to the Philippine ... and improve the health of its citizens.

FAFSA's saucy reply to a high schooler's luxurious prom video has students stressed
Mashable - 2019-04-08
If you've attended college, you've probably had to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or a FAFSA, which is basically a set of documents asking the government for funds to help ...

How UNICEF Is Leveraging Mobile Tech To Get Results For Children
Forbes - 2019-04-08
Introducing digital birth registration in Pakistan is one way UNICEF is partnering to advance innovative new ways to help vulnerable kids. A mother in Pakistan with her five children: Bashira, 12, Shakeela, 8, Murtaza, 6, Sajan, 4, and Izra, 2, all ...

Teens are spending more on video games than ever before, and it's at least partially thanks to 'Fortnite'
Business Insider - 2019-04-08
Teens are spending more than ever on video games, and the massive popularity of free games like "Fortnite" could actually be expanding the gaming market. That's according to a bi-annual report released on Monday from Piper Jaffray that surveyed thousands ...

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers Singles Out the U.S. As The 'Only Country In The World Without A Startup Strategy'
Forbes - 2019-04-08
John Chambers has big ambitions for his new venture fund. The former Cisco CEO embarked on a career in venture capital last year, launching JC2 Ventures to make technological innovation in the United States more competitive on the world stage. "The U.S ...

Roku is tumbling after Citi gets nervous about its massive 110% rally this year
Business Insider - 2019-04-08
A massive rally in Roku shares, an increasingly competitive streaming space, and what appears to be robust hiring plans fueled Citi's share-crushing downgrade of the stock on Monday. Roku shares plunged as much as 8%, to a two-month low, after Citi analyst ...

New NASA-funded program to train K-12 students in STEM fields
EurekAlert! - 2019-04-08
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - NASA has awarded the University of California, Riverside a grant of $320,000 to launch a research and training program in STEM fields aimed at enhancing K-12 students' experiences outside school hours. Titled "Launch Pad from High ...

Earth's glaciers lost 9 trillion tons of ice. That's the weight of 27 billion 747s.
YAHOO! - 2019-04-08
That's how much ice Earth's glaciers lost in the 55 years between 1961 and 2016. An international team of scientists used satellite and direct field observations to conclude that Earth's glaciers have melted such a profound sum of ice in the last half-century.

Apple iPad Air (2019) Review
Mashable - 2019-04-08
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

How Sonos Is Fighting Smart Speakers: Architectural Sound With IKEA (And A New Low Price)
Forbes - 2019-04-08
IKEA calls it "our loudest lamp ever." Sonos calls it new competitive positioning, and a new market opportunity. Today Sonos unveiled a new line of smart speakers in collaboration with IKEA. And the new products are key indicators of where the company is ...

AI Plus Entertainment Equals the Dawning of a Trillion-Dollar New Economy
Forbes - 2019-04-08
This May 3-4, 2019 in Redwood City, leading experts from AI, entertainment and technology companies such as Walt Disney World, Digital Domain, Microsoft, Intel, Accenture, and Qualcomm will make their way to #AIShowBiz Summit 3.0 and pave the way to the ...

Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million
TechCrunch - 2019-04-08
The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced a partnership with Visa to offer virtual, pre ...

Fire razes 26 houses in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 35 families were left homeless when a fire broke out at a residential area in Quezon City before dawn yesterday. The blaze started in the bedroom of one of the apartments on Ermin Garcia street in Barangay E. Rodriguez at ...

3 drug gangmen fall in Manila
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Three alleged members of a drug trafficking syndicate, believed to have links with local politicians and police officers, were arrested in a sting in Sampaloc, Manila before dawn yesterday. National Capital Region Police Office ...

Project preparation funding for climate resilient PPPs readied
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A facility for funding the preparation of regional Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with climate resilience components is now being readied to build a robust pipeline of such infrastructure projects, the PPP Center announced over ...

Boy, 10, escapes kidnap gang
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A 10-year-old boy who went missing in October last year was reunited with his family over the weekend after he escaped from his kidnappers, his relatives said yesterday. The boy, "MJ," said his captors forced him to beg, along ...

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