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Kagitingan: Corregidor, Bataan and their heroic legacy
Global Nation - 2019-04-08
Currently, Corregidor is undergoing more improvements following a 10-month tourism masterplan by Palafox Associates. The DOT, TPB and CFI jointly manage Corregidor to remind us not so much of the ...

Customs exceeds collection target in Q1
Inquirer - 2019-04-08
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) exceeded by more than a tenth its first-quarter target collection of import duties and other taxes as the total take from January to March reached P155.3 billion.

Lawyer slaps poll officer
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- For allegedly slapping an election officer, a lawyer who is running for the municipal council in Camiling, Tarlac, is facing disbarment. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon yesterday said the poll body ...

Duterte: I'll step down at the end of my term
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated he will step down at the end of his term. Halfway through his presidency, Duterte said on Saturday that he is ...

LPA to spawn rainshowers over parts of Visayas, Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines - A low pressure area (LPA) will bring rains over parts of Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Monday. The LPA was last spotted 900 kilometers east of Davao ...

Philippines rebukes China over fishing boats
Global Nation - 2019-04-08
The government on Thursday rebuked China for sending a large number of fishing vessels near islands and islets occupied by the Philippines in the heavily disputed South China Sea, calling the ...

Philippines conglomerates ramp up expansion in Asia
philstar.com - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine conglomerates are seen accelerating their expansion in the Asian region to diversify their income sources amid growing competition and regulatory challenges in the country. Investment bankers said many local conglomerates ...

This time, unhindered PH fishing in Panatag
Global Nation - 2019-04-07
INFANTA, Pangasinan -- The Chinese Coast Guard appears to have lifted a blockade of Panatag Shoal following the filing of a complaint in the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President ...

Otso Diretso likens self to Laban in 1978
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The question is, would they suffer the same fate? The opposition Otso Diretso ticket struck parallels between its underdog campaign and that of the resistance Lakas ng ...

Megaworld posts 17% jump in profit to P15.2B
Inquirer - 2019-04-07
Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. grew its net profit attributable to equity holders of parent firm by 17 percent last year to a record high P15.2 billion on the back of a double-digit rise in ...

Cord-Cutting May Have Peaked Already
Yahoo Finance - 2019-04-07
Cord-cutting has been a massive thorn in the side of pay-TV distributors and television media companies for nearly a decade. After U.S. pay-TV subscribers peaked in 2010 at 105 million households ...

Manila Water customers complain of supply interruption
philstar.com - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Some customers of Manila Water complained again of supply interruption in a few areas over the weekend. Hours of water supply availability in the east zone varied as the firm continues to undertake operational adjustments to manage ...

In China, an App About Xi Is Literally Becoming Impossible to Ignore
nytimes.com - 2019-04-07
CHANGSHA, China -- Inside a fishing gear store on a busy city street, the owner sits behind a counter, furiously tapping a smartphone to improve his score on an app that has nothing to do with rods, reels and bait. The owner, Jiang Shuiqiu, a 35-year-old ...

The 5G Revolution Could Send These Stocks Higher
YAHOO! - 2019-04-07
Fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology is almost upon us, as 2019 is expected to be the first year when we'll witness meaningful deployment of this standard. Some of the major telecom carriers are set to launch commercial 5G wireless networks in the U.S ...

The Robots Are Here: At George Mason University, They Deliver Food To Students
NPR - 2019-04-07
George Mason University looks like any other big college campus with its tall buildings, student housing, and manicured green lawns - except for the robots. This Northern Virginia university recently set up several dozen meal delivery robots from ...

Harmonic Video SaaS for Live Sports Streaming Gets INDYCAR Across the Finish Line Fast
Yahoo Finance - 2019-04-07
Harmonic's VOS®360 SaaS Features Usage-Based Pricing, Offering Flexibility and Elasticity for Efficient Live Sports Streaming SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmonic (HLIT) today ...

What Do Scientists Look Like? Check The Mirror.
Forbes - 2019-04-07
I actually don't blame Hollywood for perpetuating the typical scientist stereotype. You know how it goes: the crazy white-haired, white-coated man alone in a laboratory full of beakers and bubbling fluids and way too many keyboard and monitors. The genius ...

A 17-foot-long python was found in Florida
Business Insider - 2019-04-07
You've heard of snakes on a plane or even snakes in a basement, sure. But what about a snake the length of a pickup truck? On Friday, Big Cypress National Preserve, a nature preserve in South Florida, announced that it captured a 17-foot-long python that ...

No Fear: This Russian Submarine Was So Fast It Outran Torpedoes
YAHOO! - 2019-04-07
No Fear: This Russian Submarine Was So Fast It Outran Torpedoes The Soviet Union began the Cold War well behind the United States in submarine technology. Although the Soviets acquired several of the most advanced German submarine types towards the end of ...

Megaworld earnings jump 17% in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-07
MEGAWORLD Corp. grew its attributable profit by 17% in 2018, lifted by the double-digit expansion of its residential, office, mall, and hotel businesses. The property company of tycoon Andrew L. Tan reported a net income attributable to the parent of P15.2 ...

How to secure a business franchise the easier way
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-07
... how you can invest your hard-earned capital in a franchising business without wasting time and effort. Velle Cacha-Manuel, group marketing manager of Francorp Philippines, said a good franchise is unique, profitable, and systemized. Franchising ...

Fashion backwards? H&M to trial sales of vintage garments
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-07
"It comes back to the whole circular vision... it just makes great sense to look into this business," she said on the sidelines of an event in Berlin on the future of fashion. "We see this as a growing part of the industry, with great opportunities ...

A cornucopia of legislation
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-07
The Act subsidizes both rich and poor students alike since the subsidy is given to the SUC (State University or College ... and pregnant women. Another huge health measure is the Universal Health Care Law. It intends to enroll every Filipino into the ...

For universal health care: No pork
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-07
Poor patient! Wonder how the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will now handle its expanded responsibilities and accountabilities, with the signing into law of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, Republic Act No 11223 by President Rodrigo ...

Australian firms most likely to expand in the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-07
THE Philippines is now preferred to Vietnam as an area of potential expansion by Australian businesses, according to a recent survey by the Australia-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Chamber of Commerce. The "Australian Business in ASEAN ...

Entrepreneurs inspire!
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-07
In the past 16 years, we have also seen the increased participation of women entrepreneurs ... Of The Year Philippines in 2003, very few schools offered programs in entrepreneurship. Today, it has become a popular degree choice among college students.

A greener Philippines with Green Tax
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 ... with higher taxes may discourage consumers to patronize them and to promote health and welfare. Further, residues from cigarette butts scattered in the ...

Megaworld Corp. net income grows 17% to P15.8B in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
MEGAWORLD Corp. said its net income grew 17 percent in 2018 to P15.8 billion, from P13.6 billion in the previous year as its rental business soared. Consolidated revenues grew 15 percent to P57.4 ...

Manila Bay: Rehabilitation or reclamation
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
In Boracay, the campaign zeroed in on addressing the direct discharge of untreated wastewater from business establishments to the bodies of water, targeting first and foremost the resorts ...

A relationship that works
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
Married to businessman Art Atayde, Sylvia is the mom of five children, including Arjo and Ria who are both also in show business. "Beautederm has been part of my daily regimen for many years and ...

Unilever commits to purpose-led, future-fit beauty
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
Premium Business Group manager In 2013, Dove also partnered with The World Association of Girl Guides, Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines to develop and deliver self-esteem education ...

First Human Trial of Universal Flu Vaccine Underway
Medscape - 2019-04-07
Researchers are conducting the first-in-human trial of a universal influenza vaccine candidate, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced April 3. The NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) hopes to develop a vaccine ...

Robredo denies eagerness to replace Duterte amid revolutionary gov't threats
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 7) -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday denied her eagerness to replace President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter called on he would pursue a ...

World Health Day: 10 Must-Watch Documentaries
Al Jazeera English - 2019-04-07
How are doctors battling rabies in the Philippines? And with one in four people suffering a mental illness, will they all get the care and treatment they need? From health heroes working to eradicate Kala Azar to the scammers making money in Colombia's ...

3 High-Growth Genomics Stocks You Can Buy
YAHOO! - 2019-04-07
There are 6,000 disorders caused by faulty genetics. Thanks to new technology, revolutionary new gene therapies are beginning to be developed to treat them. Do you own stocks that can benefit from this game-changing approach? Many companies are involved in ...

Gordon to discuss with Duterte new motorcycle plates law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Richard Gordon on Sunday said he would meet with President Rodrigo Duterte to explain the importance of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, which the President, just ...

Black Americans live longer, not necessarily better, with ALS
Upi.com - 2019-04-07
Black Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis tend to live longer than whites with the disease because blacks are more likely to have a procedure called a tracheostomy, a new study shows. But that may not always be a good thing, the researchers noted.

Manulife launches infotech company
philstar.com - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Canadian insurer Manulife Financial Corp. recently launched a new information technology (IT) company in the country in line with efforts to provide fast and efficient services to its clients across Asia. The new firm, Manulife IT ...

BDO, BPI push system upgrades
philstar.com - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine banks continue to upgrade their respective systems to service their clients better. In an advisory, BDO Unibank Inc. of the Sy family said it was embarking on the next phase of a series of upgrades during the Holy Week ...

Barista brews plot to put PH back in the global coffee map
Inquirer - 2019-04-07
Whether in Batangas, Cavite, Manila, Davao, or in Baguio, there will always be a high demand for coffee. However, Michael Harris Conlin, the 2019 Philippine National ... in high school, at 13 ...

These NBA Dancers Spin, Shimmy And Twerk. And They're All 50 Or Older
NPR - 2019-04-07
During a recent break in the action, a dance squad stormed the court for the Washington Wizards. Donning bright red, white and sparkly blue outfits, they spun, they shimmied, they even did some light twerking. They looked like any dance team a fan might ...

Economic Ripples: Hospital Closure Hurts A Town's Ability To Attract Retirees
NPR - 2019-04-07
When a rural community loses its hospital, health care becomes harder to come by in an instant. But a hospital closure also shocks a small town's economy. It shuts down one of its largest employers. It scares off heavy industry that needs an emergency room ...

Bank lending seen to soften this year
philstar.com - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Credit growth is set to ease further this year amid slower economic expansion and the series of interest rate hikes by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) last year. Robert Dan Roces, assistant vice president and chief economist ...

Duterte slams investigative journalists for probe into family's wealth: 'Pera-pera lang 'yan'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte accused heads of investigative journalism groups for pursuing stories in exchange for money, amid a news outfit's series of ...

Nancy Binay seeks total ban of Chinese construction workers in Philippines
Global Nation - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Nancy Binay on Sunday called for the total ban of Chinese construction workers, stating that the reasoning provided by Malacañang as to why Mandarin-speaking ...

Duterte signs law regulating speech pathology practice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines - The bill seeking to improve the practice of speech language pathology in the country has been signed into law. Under Republic Act 11249 or the Speech Language Pathology Act ...

Indonesian player on offense in Philippines' $1bn coffee war
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-04-07
MANILA -- A coffee war is brewing in the Philippines after Indonesia's PT Mayora Indah announced plans to produce instant coffee locally to take on Swiss giant Nestle and local food and beverage ...

Mt. Banahaw still closed to trekkers -- DENR
philstar.com - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Mt. Banahaw remains closed to trekkers and pilgrims, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reminded the public. "After 15 years of restricted access to the public, the Mt. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected ...

U.S. senators urge PH gov't to drop charges vs. De Lima, Maria Ressa
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 7) -- Five senators from the United States have filed a measure seeking to drop the charges against Philippine Senator Leila De Lima and journalist Maria Ressa.

5 US senators: Free De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Five United States senators have introduced a resolution that condemned the Philippine government for the continued detention of opposition Sen. Leila de Lima and called ...

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