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Ahead of May 13 polls, BIR reminds candidates, parties of tax obligations
Inquirer - 2019-03-08
But the certificate of registration (COR) was "no longer required to be issued for individual candidates who are not engaged in business," RMC 31-2019 read. Also, "individual candidates may ...

Diokno assures public of central bank's independence
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 8) -- New Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Ben Diokno assured the public on Friday that the central bank will remain an independent institution under his watch. His assurance comes after some sectors hit his ...

Tagle urges Catholics: Help fight hunger this Lent
philstar.com - 2019-03-08
In the last quarter of 2018, a Social Weather Stations survey reported that some 2.4 million Filipino families are experiencing involuntary hunger. READ: 2018 hunger rate lowest in 15 years - SWS survey A 2015 Food Security Survey also found that 21.9 ...

EU to train MILF members on governance to support BARMM
Global Nation - 2019-03-08
They will also provide technical support ... Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute, and the MILF Peace Implementing Panel will help align the design, content, and timeline of the ...

Devotees troop to Bohol to witness heart relic of St. Camillus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-08
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol-Catholic devotees have flocked to the St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral to venerate the incorrupt heart relic of St. Camillus de Lellis. For the faithful, the presence of ...

Ex-MMDA chief questions Poe for 'sitting on' emergency powers for Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 7) -- Senatorial candidate and former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chief Francis Tolentino took a swipe at Senate Public Services committee chair ...

Lacson warns Sotto vs signing enrolled copy of 2019 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday said he warned Senate President Vicente Sotto III against signing the enrolled copy of the 2019 budget, which he alleged the House of ...

This unique skills competition is helping light up the nation
Inquirer - 2019-03-08
It is easy to take electricity for granted. We flick a switch or push a button and expect the lights to go on and our appliances to start working. Whenever power gets interrupted, we detest the ...

This company wants to help remote areas stay connected even during natural disasters
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-08
"Solar, in the old sense, is where the system shuts off with the grid," Yotta Solar co-founder Omeed Badkoobeh told CNN Business. "The future of solar is where systems are independent of the grid."

Envoy assures PH: China not out to attack anyone in South China Sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 6) -- Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua assured Filipinos China is not out to attack anybody in the South China Sea. His statement comes ...

Gutoc bats for women participation in PH peace, security issues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-08
MANILA, Philippines -- There is a need to include ... This year, they recognized the untiring efforts of 10 peace advocates, eight civil society organizations in implementing the WPS agenda ...

New protective coating line launched
Inquirer - 2019-03-08
Coating expert Nippon Paint Coating Philippines, Inc. celebrated its new protective coating line during a launch party held at Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig City last February 26. As a paint and ...

UN officials renew call for gov't response to alleged rights violations under admin's drug war
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 6) -- Two officials of the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday renewed their call for government response to the alleged human rights violations in the country ...

Opposition Senate bets barnstorm through Davao Del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-08
The opposition senatorial bets are then expected to end their campaign here with a senatorial debate hosted by the Cor Jesu College. /muf

Lacson: Possession of foreign-sourced wiretapped info is illegal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Possession of wiretapped information from foreign sources linking FIlipinos to criminal activities is already a violation of Philippine law, Senator Panfilo Lacson said ...

SSS chief Dooc steps down
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 6) -- Social Security System (SSS) President and CEO Emmanuel Dooc has stepped down, as his term ended due to the enactment of the SS Act of 2018. "I'm ...

BDOLF to divest from Mitsubishi financing JV
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-08
BDO LEASING and Finance, Inc. (BDOLF) is set to divest its 40% stake in MMPC Auto Financial Services Corp. (MAFS), enabling the firm to focus on its core business. In a disclosure on Thursday, BDOLF said it will sell its shares in MAFS to JACCS Co. Ltd., a ...

Grab is valued at $14 billion after getting a big cash boost from SoftBank
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-07
In an interview with CNN Business in December, Grab President Ming Maa said the company expects to double revenues this year to $2 billion. While other big ride hailing firms such as Lyft and Uber ...

PDEA: 12 Western Visayas pols on narcolist
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-07
ILOILO CITY -- At least 12 politicians from Western Visayas, including incumbent officials, are on the list of suspected drug protectors, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

A program to bridge the Gender Gap
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-07
Philippine Business for Education realizes that we need to make early interventions to achieve this kind of parity amid structural and cultural factors such as gender stereotypes and the perceived subordinate status of women that prevent them from ...

Jan. unemployment, underemployment lowest since 2009
Inquirer - 2019-03-07
To address job losses in the agriculture sector, Pernia urged the government to "implement ... could be detrimental to the livelihoods of local farmers.

Easy Franchise, easy money
Inquirer - 2019-03-07
The man behind one of the most successful franchises in the country wants you to know that you can make money out of your own business without having to run it. It almost sounds too good to be ...

On managing brand portfolios
Inquirer - 2019-03-07
Dorothy Dee-Ching is vice president for marketing for beauty and personal care of Unilever Philippines, in charge of more than 20 brands across four categories. She won the Mansmith Young Market ...

Family council
Inquirer - 2019-03-07
Lopez in his book "Family Business Law Declassified": "When the Philippine Supreme Court ruled that when the consent of the family council is not given or when the family council does not ...

8 Best Inexpensive Netflix Alternatives
U.S. News Money - 2019-03-07
Hand down, Netflix is the most popular video-streaming service available right now. It's known as the innovator in the market and continues to impress as it produces award-winning original content.

WellSaid aims to make natural-sounding synthetic speech a credible alternative to real humans
TechCrunch - 2019-03-07
Many things are better said than read, but the best voice tech out there seems to be reserved for virtual assistants, not screen readers or automatically generated audiobooks. WellSaid wants to ...

HSBC just set out how hard it is for roboadvisors to break-even, and says a wave of consolidation is inevitable
Business Insider - 2019-03-07
The majority of robo advisors in the US are falling well short of the amount of assets they need to manage to break even. That's according to a recent report by HSBC on Thursday that analyzed the wealth management ecosystem. Assuming a fee level of .

Truckers Forum Set on July 25
Inquirer - 2019-03-07
CALLING ALL TRUCK OWNERS AND FLEET OWNERS. The second edition of the Truckers Forum will be held on July 25, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center with the title "DELIVERING GOODS SAFELY & SECURELY ...

Camelot lets Twitch and YouTube audiences pay for what they want to see
TechCrunch - 2019-03-07
As the streaming world continues to grow, startups are looking to take advantage of the opportunity and grab a slice of the pie, and indeed create new revenue models around it entirely. Camelot ...

1 dead in Calbayog City blaze
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-07
ORMOC CITY - A 31-year-old man with Down syndrome perished when fire broke out in a residential area in Barangay Dagum, Calbayog City, Samar on Thursday. Joshua Redullas was sleeping on the ...

Tim Cook is now Tim Apple on Twitter
The Verge - 2019-03-07
Apple CEO Tim Cook has slyly changed his name to "Tim " on Twitter, an apparent reference to the president of the United States, perhaps mistakenly, messing up his name at a meeting. Last night at a typical American Workforce Policy Advisory Board ...

Seniors increasingly breaking bones while walking dogs
Reuters - 2019-03-07
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who walk their dogs on a leash have been breaking bones at an increasing rate, with women and hip bones most at risk, researchers say. The study, which used information from a U.S. database of emergency room patients, found ...

For Alex Trebek, the Toughest Question: Can He Face Down Pancreatic Cancer?
nytimes.com - 2019-03-07
The cancer that has struck Alex Trebek, the 78-year-old host of the television quiz show "Jeopardy!," is rare and devastating: a Stage 4 malignancy of the pancreas, the insulin-producing organ that lies behind the stomach. Pancreatic cancer strikes ...

Tesla says new Superchargers let drivers fill up faster, 75 miles of charge in 5 minutes
YAHOO! - 2019-03-07
Tesla (TSLA) has debuted its V3 Superchargers, saying they could enable drivers to add up to 75 miles of charge to a long-range Model 3 in just five minutes. Elon Musk 's company also said the same car could add 1,000 miles worth of charge in an hour under ...

Beer first or wine, either way might not be fine
Reuters - 2019-03-07
(Reuters Health) - The old adage that drinking beer before wine prevents hangovers turns out to be a myth, German researchers say. In a formal study, they found the order in which one consumes alcohol is irrelevant to how one feels the morning after.

Alex Trebek Has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer
Medscape - 2019-03-07
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek's voice was calm and determined on Wednesday's YouTube video, announcing his grim news in just over a minute. "Just like 50,000 other people in the US each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.

E-cigarettes raise risk of heart attacks, strokes, depression, study says
Upi.com - 2019-03-07
March 7 (UPI) --People once viewed them as safe alternatives to tobacco cigarettes. Now, researchers are calling e-cigarettes a cardiovascular risk. E-cigarette smokers had a 56 percent higher risk of heart attack and 30 percent higher risk of stroke than ...

FDA Approves New Nasal Spray to Help Treat Depression
YAHOO! - 2019-03-07
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-acting nasal spray that has shown promise in treating depression in patients who have tried other antidepressants without success. The FDA announced in a press release Tuesday it has approved the ...

QC politics: Vice Mayor Belmonte rues rift with Mayor Bautista
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-07
MANILA, Philippines - Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Thursday revealed her feud with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and said she tried to reach out to the top city official.

Wefox receives $125 million as its ecosystem flourishes
Business Insider - 2019-03-07
This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Germany-based insurtech Wefox has raised a $125 million Series B ...

Mark Zuckerberg's boast about Facebook's data storage was torn apart by human rights groups
Business Insider - 2019-03-07
Mark Zuckerberg laid out his vision for Facebook's pivot to privacy on Wednesday in a lengthy blog, but it hasn't taken long for the shine of some of his pronouncements to be dimmed. Detailing plans to keep user information safe, the Facebook CEO boasted ...

Amazon's Latest Retail Shift Means Closing 87 Pop-Up Kiosks
NPR - 2019-03-07
Amazon, the giant online retailer, is closing all 87 of its U.S. pop-up kiosks, which let customers try and buy gadgets like smart speakers and tablets in malls, Kohl's department stores and Whole Foods groceries. "Across our Amazon network, we regularly ...

IC reveals acquisitions in insurance industry
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-07
Based on IC data, there are currently 54 insurance companies doing business in the country. Five of these firms, mostly offering nonlife products, were placed by the IC under receivership in March ...

Ayala to keep capital spending steady this year
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-07
The listed conglomerate committed to spend P249 billion in capital expenditures in 2018, 44% higher than its spending the year before to finance its investments as well as the expansion of its subsidiaries, Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), Globe Telecom ...

DOE permits FGen to build LNG hub
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-07
"There is no overlapping because otherwise, we will not have approved it. It was approved because of their business model. They can stand and live up to their business model," said Cusi when ...

BSP Gov. Espenilla and the association community
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-07
Among others, he approved the soon-to-be constructed permanent trade exhibition hall in the PICC complex, sustaining its business into the future. He was equally supportive of the role of ...

Wilcon books P1.8-B profit
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-07
We are set to open an additional distribution center this 2019 and expanding our main distribution center to accommodate the increased volume of business," Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, president and chief executive officer of Wilcon, said in the statement.

Employers back more workplace hours for senior high students
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-07
LONGER exposure to work conditions will ensure the employability of senior high school students, particularly those in Technical-Vocational Education (TVE), a technical school educator said. Fr. Pierre Tritz Institute-ERDA Tech Senior High School (ERDA ...

ILO considers AI to be complementary to human work force
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-07
THE International Labor Organization (ILO) said Artificial Intelligence (AI) is likely to complement the labor force to boost workplace productivity rather than replace workers altogether. In the ILO blog, Ekkehard Ernst, an expert on the future of work ...

Philippine banks boosting guards versus cyber threats
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-07
A CRISIS MANAGEMENT and security consulting firm said the preparedness of the Philippine banking sector in dealing with cyber threats is "quickly changing" even as financial institutions remain the most vulnerable to these attacks. In a press ...

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