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Consumers demand return of alleged illegal Meralco collection
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
The ERC order is in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling which found that Meralco overcharged its over three million consumers for several years by passing on to customers its income tax.

Evacuations in California take place as storm approaches
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
Up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain is expected along the Central Coast, and amounts could be higher in areas where thunderstorms develop, the National Weather Service said. The Santa Barbara ...

BI arrests Russian fugitive wanted for fraud
Global Nation - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- A Russian national wanted for large-scale fraud in his country was arrested in Intramuros, Manila, on Tuesday afternoon, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday.

De Lima: Instead of releasing narco list, file charges vs erring politicians
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Instead of shaming politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade by releasing a "narco list," the Duterte administration should file charges against these ...

Asian shares mostly higher, led by Chinese markets
Inquirer - 2019-03-06
BANGKOK -- Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday after a listless day of modest losses on Wall Street. Chinese benchmarks led the advance, lifted by promises the legislature will enact ...

DPWH hauls 30 trucks of garbage from Manila Bay on 1st day of desilting job
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines -- About 30 truckloads of trash were collected by the Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH) during the first day of its "desilting works" in Manila Bay, one of its ...

Archbishop Villegas video slams Duterte, tirades vs. Church
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas on Tuesday released a video slamming President Rodrigo Duterte and the latter's continuous tirades against ...

Partly cloudy to cloudy over PH on Wednesday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-06
MANILA, Philippines - Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies on Wednesday, the weather bureau said. This will be due to the northeasterly surface ...

PSBank books flat net earnings in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-06
In September, the bank announced it will issue P10 billion worth of medium-term notes to "give PSBank an opportunity to access medium-term and stable funding as the bank further expand its consumer banking business." Prior to this, it raised P5.08 ...

Tugade tells Cavite LGU: You have until June to submit Sangley airport development proposal
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
While awaiting these to develop, Tugade noted that the government is building up Sangley as an alternative airport for business jets for general aviation. Currently, the government is building ...

Online portal Easy Franchise targets 2,000 brands on board
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Online portal Easy Franchise is aiming to draw 2,000 brands on board the platform and to achieve 1,000 matches of investors and franchisors this year to help open business opportunities for Filipinos in the country and overseas ...

Alibaba bets on Frenchman to lead Southeast Asia expansion
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
Lazada has been integrating its systems with those of the e ... After studying information technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined McKinsey & Co. and moved to Singapore.

D&L Industries Inc. sustains double-digit profit growth
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- D&L Industries Inc., the listed manufacturer of specialty foods ingredients, plastics and oleochemicals, expects to sustain its double-digit profit growth this year on better business prospects. The company announced a 10 percent ...

The best of nature living at Bamboo Lane
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
Created with the understanding that a home is one of the biggest investments a family can have, Pueblo de Oro offers residences that are affordable yet built with a strong foundation, and with the ...

DOE lists 8 ECs undergoing technical and financial review
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
The Department of Energy (DOE) has identified eight electric cooperatives (ECs) whose technical and financial performance are currently under review. "We are now talking to eight ECs to fix ...

Cop charged for having stolen motorcycle
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A policeman was charged after a stolen motorcycle was found in his possession by the Manila Police District (MPD) anti-carnapping section. Cpl. Chuck Jethro Mariano, detailed at MPD Station 2, was charged with carnapping and grave ...

Supreme Court disbars lawyer who faked CA ruling in drug case
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday ordered the disbarment of a lawyer who fabricated a decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) that supposedly acquitted a drug convict. Justices decided in session to impose the maximum administrative ...

The lowdown on flexible work spaces in Asia
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-05
FlySpaces is currently developing a suite of tools for space operators to manage all aspects of their coworking business, from space management to end-to-end booking software. "We are now ...

UK Far Right activist circumvents Facebook ban to livestream threats
TechCrunch - 2019-03-05
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, a Far Right UK activist who was permanently banned from Facebook last week for repeatedly breaching its community standards on hate speech, was nonetheless able to use its ...

Drought due to El Niño to hit more provinces
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
The state weather bureau has yet to officially announce the start of the dry season. The weather agency declares the dry season once the easterlies - or warm air from the Pacific - become the dominant wind system in the country. PAGASA weather ...

Chinese hackers targeted US universities in pursuit of maritime military secrets: report
Fox News - 2019-03-05
At least 27 universities in the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia reportedly have been targeted by Chinese hackers looking to steal maritime military technology and secrets. iDefense, a cybersecurity intelligence unit of Accenture Security, found ...

Bone Marrow Transplant Renders Second Patient Free Of HIV
NPR - 2019-03-05
Doctors in London say they have apparently eradicated HIV from a patient's body. It's only the second time this has been accomplished, despite many attempts over more than a decade. While some commentators are calling this a "cure" for HIV, the scientists ...

1 dead, 14 houses destroyed in Iloilo fire
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- A man was killed and at least 14 houses were destroyed in a fire that hit a residential area in Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao district in this city yesterday. The fatality was identified as Cris Vincent Mauricio, 43, who was ...

P67 billion allotted for expanded health care
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is ramping up funding for the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in preparation for the implementation this year of the expanded or universal health care (UHC) program. The UHC aims to enlist all the more ...

4 hurt, 480 families homeless in Quezon City, Makati fires
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Four persons were injured and at least 480 families were left homeless after fires broke out in Quezon City and Makati since Monday night. An initial report from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said Dionisia Rabago, 57; Roy ...

Inflation cools to year-low 3.8% in February 2019
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The rate of increase in the prices of basic goods and services in the country slowed for the fourth straight month in February, registering a year-low 3.8 percent, as prices of most commodities softened, the Philippine Statistics ...

AirAsia launches venture capital fund to back start-ups in Southeast Asia
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-05
MALAYSIAN budget carrier AirAsia Group said on Monday it was launching a venture capital fund in the United States to invest in start-ups seeking to enter or expand in Southeast Asia. The fund, called RedBeat Capital, will focus on post-seed-stage startups ...

Bong Go denies Alejano's claim of using gov't funds for his campaign t-shirts
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go denied that government funds are being used for his campaign, particularly for the ...

Duterte under the gun over Chinese influx into Philippines
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-03-05
MANILA -- The lobby of the Bureau of Immigration headquarters in Manila was bursting with scores of young Chinese seeking visas to work in the Philippines. Dozens more were being held in a ...

Spotify just added a million new users in under a week
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
(CNN) -- Spotify may have waited a year to launch in India, but it took less than a week to sign up its first million users in the country. The global streaming platform hit the milestone within six days of its India debut, a company spokesperson ...

Huawei aims to fight back against U.S. government with lawsuit
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
(CNN) -- Huawei plans to take its push-back against the U.S. government to a new level this week. The embattled Chinese tech company plans to file a lawsuit against the American government over a law that bans U.S. federal agencies from buying Huawei ...

Bong Go assures public no government funds used in campaign; slams critics for spreading fake news
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-05
Earlier, opposition senatorial bet Gary Alejano issued a malicious press statement alleging the Department of the Interior and Local Government authorized barangay officials to spend government ...

The role of Health Technology
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-05
The effective implementation of the Act will rely on building adequate infrastructure, such as access to screening ... such as health promotion and health technology assessment. Health technology, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is ...

LOOK: DOJ order on probe drug ring ops ran by Bilibid inmate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released the order that directs the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate drug ...

Study: 2nd human in history shows HIV remission after cells transplant
Upi.com - 2019-03-05
March 5 (UPI) --A decade after the first human was believed cured of HIV through a transplant, another appears to have beaten the virus in a similar fashion, researchers reported in the journal Nature. A British man who received a stem cell transplant has ...

Alabama community struggles with tornado devastation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-05
An unincorporated community of roughly 10,000 people near the Georgia state line, Beauregard is in the same county as Auburn University ... and her daughter-in-law picked through the remnants ...

World shares mixed as China targets 6-6.5 pct growth in 2019
Inquirer - 2019-03-05
BANGKOK - World shares were mixed Tuesday after an overnight sell-off on Wall Street, with European benchmarks opening higher. But markets in China gained after the government set a 6-6.5 ...

Bong Go denies Alejano's claim of using gov't funds for his campaign t-shirts
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
Go added that Alejano's accusations that local government funds were used to buy his alleged campaign t-shirts for the first national assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay (league of barangays ...

Budget acting secretary named
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed an acting Budget Secretary to replace Ben Diokno who was appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor ...

Bilibid inmate secluded for drug-dealing while in detention
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- An inmate in the national penitentiary has been placed in seclusion amid reports he is still running multimillion-peso drug operations and making video ...

Digital Marketing for Beginners set for March 27 at SMX AURA
Inquirer - 2019-03-05
Need to make that all-important shift to digital? Join the 5th DIGITAL MARKETING 101 Seminar For Beginners 2019, a two-day seminar designed to make beginners learn and get ahead with Digital ...

Lorenzana warns of 'chaos during crisis' with so-called vague US-PH defense treaty
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- A pandemonium could happen if the so-called vague defense treaty between the Philippines and United States remains vague, Defense Secretary Delfin ...

Palace: Thank foreign countries wiretapping criminals in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- The Philippines should be thankful to foreign governments wiretapping criminals in the country, Malacañang said Tuesday. While wiretapping is ...

Palace: Thank foreign countries wiretapping criminals in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- The Philippines should be thankful to foreign governments wiretapping criminals in the country, Malacañang said Tuesday. While wiretapping is ...

Dressed up, ready for fun: New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-05
Tuesday marks the final day of the Mardi Gras season, which began on Jan. 6. After rainy weather affected some parades Sunday, the weather Tuesday is expected to be cold but sunny. The festivities ...

Administrative, criminal raps will be filed vs. alleged 'narco pols' - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
In his media briefing, Panelo said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will be filing the said raps against those part of the controversial "narco list." "The Constitution gives ...

Administrative, criminal raps will be filed vs. alleged 'narco pols' - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 5) -- Politicians who are part of the government's drug watch list may soon face administrative and criminal charges, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador ...

Apple Streaming, Movies To Launch This March, 'Intrusive' Tim Cook Upsets Hollywood
International Business Times - 2019-03-05
Apple's set to reveal its streaming service on March 25 and we're now hearing from the folks producing the shows and content that working with the tech giant hasn't exactly been a joy. In fact, it's been a giant pain in the a--. In June 2017, Apple ...

Greater competition in power, telco, transport boosts growth -- World Bank
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Bank is calling for greater market competition in power, transport, telecommunication and professional services, saying greater diversity in these sectors can boost economic growth by 0.2 percentage point annually.

Mixed T-bill results as Bureau of the Treasury caps bids
philstar.com - 2019-03-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Investors sought higher rates for short-term securities yesterday, prompting the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) to reject all bids for 91-day and 364-day Treasury bills (T-bills), and partially award the 182-day debt papers.

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