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Manila Water income up 6% in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
MANILA WATER Co., Inc. posted a 6% increase in net income for 2018 to ... after the approval of its positive tariff adjustment and business plan, the Ayala-led company said. In a disclosure, the company said the year was capped by a healthy growth in ...

Manicad: Truthful, impartial journalists have nothing to fear
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Journalists who are impartial, apolitical, and truthful in reporting have nothing to fear, not even if they have to face 10 presidents like Rodrigo Duterte, former ...

Obese kids' heart disease, stroke risk may be higher, study says
Upi.com - 2019-02-26
Feb. 25 (UPI) --Overweight children have up to three times higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease when they reach adulthood, a new report says. As a result, obesity and severe obesity have joined a list of conditions that increase the risk for ...

Multi-Trillion Asset Manager Fidelity Takes the Bitcoin Lightning Torch
YAHOO! - 2019-02-26
The Lightning Network torch, which was previously passed to Jack Dorsey and numerous Bitcoin celebrities, has found its way to the traditional finance sector. Fidelity Digital Assets, who are nearing completion of their crypto trading platform, took the ...

Drug Makers Will Try to Justify Prescription Prices to Senators at Hearing
nytimes.com - 2019-02-26
WASHINGTON -- Seven pharmaceutical executives faced a day of reckoning on Tuesday as they were challenged to justify high drug prices at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee. The hearing will be political theater, but could also be a first step ...

Meralco core income jumps 18% in 4 th quarter
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) posted a core net income of P5.72 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, higher by 18.2% compared with the P4.84 billion a year earlier largely because of the higher power consumption during the last three months of 2018.

UnionBank sets up P30-B fund-raising program
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
Security Bank Corp. and Philippine National Bank have also established their own peso-denominated bond programs worth P50 billion and P100 billion, respectively, to be issued through tranches. Meanwhile, the bank also said in the disclosure that UnionBank ...

Ressa, Rappler's ex-staffer urge court to junk cyber libel raps
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 26) -- Rappler chief Maria Ressa and the news company's former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. on Tuesday asked a Manila court to dismiss the cyber libel ...

Duterte threatens to 'shut down' PLDT for busy anti-graft hotline
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to "shut down" PLDT Inc. if the telecommunications giant did not set up more trunk lines for the national ...

Despite favoring federalism, Nur Misuari has 'no choice' but to support BOL - Panelo
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 26) -- Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari would rather witness the implementation of federalism over the Bangsamoro law ...

Gunmen kill 2 suspects being transported in police car
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Unidentified gunmen shot dead two gun-for-hire suspects who were being transported by officers in a police vehicle on Tuesday afternoon, Manila Police District (MPD) said.

Arbitration Award Vs Rogue Orthopedist Totals $140 Million
Medscape - 2019-02-26
A New York arbitrator has awarded $140 million to resolve 255 medical malpractice lawsuits against former orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, who lost his medical license, served more than 4 years in prison for fraud, and is now facing new criminal charges.

Is charter change the game changer in the next Congress?
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
The Constitutional Correction for Development (Concord) was created to push for the lifting of restrictions on the foreign ownership of business. ConCord did not only fail but its mastermind was ousted from the presidency due to strong opposition from the ...

What is wrong with leftist thinking?
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
The business community which has, to be fair, been contributing more and more to social justice through their social responsibility programs, should certainly consider how they can help bring about a more just society by helping ensure the election of ...

The next Apple Watch might introduce a new feature Fitbit has offered for a long time
Business Insider - 2019-02-26
Apple is said to be developing a new feature for future versions of the Apple Watch that can monitor the wearer's sleep, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company has been testing the feature secretly at its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters and hopes ...

China cautions Philippines on hasty deportation of Chinese workers-Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- China has warned the Philippines that recklessly deporting Chinese workers might affect the status of Filipino workers in China, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo ...

Biliran health officer to mothers: Have your children vaccinated against measles
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-02-26
NAVAL, Biliran, Feb. 22 (PIA) -- With the increasing number of reported cases of measles in Biliran province in just less than two months this year, the Biliran Provincial Health Office (BPHO) has strongly urged parents to have their children vaccinated to ...

Duterte meets Misuari in Malacañang
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte met with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chair Nur Misuari on Monday night, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador ...

Laguna-based rehab center champions mental health through comic book
Rappler - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines - Laguna-based rehabilitation facility The One Algon Place Foundation has unveiled a comic book series that tackles mental health and forms of addiction among the youth. Launched at the New World Hotel in Makati City on Friday ...

OFWs can get special Vios promo from Toyota - here's how!
philstar.com - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- To make it easier for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to achieve their dream of getting a car for their families, Toyota Motor Philippines is offering special Vios packages exclusive for the country's modern-day heroes. Under the ...

DOLE to lead meeting on permits for foreign workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will lead on Friday, March 1, a high-level committee meeting that will discuss how the government could better address the growing number of ...

A period of disruptive change
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
processes and information technology systems. A separate article by the management consulting firm McKinsey noted that a new set of competitors had entered the business-to-consumer delivery market -- the on-demand urban delivery providers. These firms ...

10 Things you might not know about your oral health
philstar.com - 2019-02-26
8. Fluoride in the water of Cebu In studies done by the School of Dentistry of Southwestern University PHINMA, there are some municipalities in Cebu with high fluoride content in their water. Fluoride is needed by the body to strengthen the teeth.

Cat Bites The Hand That Feeds; Hospital Bills $48,512
NPR - 2019-02-26
Compassion for a hungry stray cat led to a nip on the finger -- and also took a bite out of Jeannette Parker's wallet. In a rural area just outside Florida's Everglades National Park, Parker spotted the cat wandering along the road. It looked skinny, and ...

Treasury offers 5-year RTBs at 6.25%
Inquirer - 2019-02-26
The Bureau of the Treasury on Tuesday sold an initial P113.772 billion in five-year retail treasury bonds (RTBs) at a coupon rate of 6.25 percent ahead of offering the IOUs to small investors.

BOC chief suspends mandatory registration of truckers
Inquirer - 2019-02-26
Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero suspended indefinitely his order requiring truckers to register with the Bureau of Customs, pending talks with groups that had expressed concern that the ...

Sandiganbayan allows Nur Misuari to travel abroad
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 26) -- The Sandiganbayan on Tuesday granted Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari's motion to travel abroad. The anti-graft court has ...

Malacañang assures illegal Chinese workers of due process
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (February 26, CNN Philippines) -- Malacañang assured illegal Chinese workers of due process before deportation proceedings are applied against them, the presidential spokesperson ...

Bustling office, residential property markets
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
The office and residential property markets of Metro Manila were bustling in the final three months of 2018. According to the real estate consultancy services firm Colliers International Philippines, net take-up of office properties in the fourth quarter ...

SkyJet to open its first direct flight to Camiguin
Inquirer - 2019-02-26
Skyjet Airlines announces its new route, Manila-Camiguin (MNL-CMG v.v.). Daily flights will start this May, except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and complete daily flights from October. This is the ...

Globe myBusiness prepares supply chain SMEs for digitalization
Inquirer - 2019-02-26
Globe myBusiness, the micro, small, and medium enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, brings industry experts to Bacolod City to help local businesses, particularly those in the supply chain ...

Fierce winter storm that hit West reaches California
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
Heavy rain began falling Monday and the National Weather Service issued flood warnings and flash flood watches for the San Francisco Bay Area and many parts of the Sacramento area into Thursday ...

Praxis teaches financial literacy via gameplay
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
The company designs the game according to the audience that will play the game. "We have three focuses in the business. The first is schools, educating kids on financial literacy. The second is financial wellness, so corporations have wellness programs ...

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy Travels to the Philippines, New Zealand, and Fiji
Imperial Valley News - 2019-02-26
PDAS Murphy will visit Manila, Philippines February 26-March 1 to support Secretary Pompeo's visit and meet with Filipino counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest, in addition to engaging with business and civil society. March 1-5, he will travel ...

Triumphant Gilas accorded heroes' welcome
philstar.com - 2019-02-26
"It was tiring and draining, just imagine the long trip, the extreme weather condition, playing two tough games, then the flight back home practically straight from our last game. Pero tanggal ang pagod kasi kita namin na napasaya namin ang mga tao ...

Fake Panelo arrested by NBI in sting operation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A man who posed online as Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was arrested by authorities in an entrapment operation, the ...

Philippine Embassy decries Washington Post feature on drug war victim
philstar.com - 2019-02-26
Citing previous surveys of the Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia, the Philippine Embassy stressed that majority of Filipinos continue to support the government's crackdown against illegal drugs. The embassy also pointed out that total crime volume ...

Gatchalian seeks swift passage of Proof of Parking bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The perennial traffic on Edsa could still be addressed even without emergency powers granted to President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte admitted over the weekend that he failed ...

Friends in fitness and in health
philstar.com - 2019-02-26
Vanessa Sampang: Two years ago, I put up my own business to assist clients in developing and improving the accounting software of their companies. With the growing demand and pressure, I worked 15 hours a day, seven days a week. I started smoking a pack ...

Looking towards real estate in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
Recent years will show that the Philippine property market has become one of the most valuable in all of Southeast Asia. In 2018, residential, office, and commercial segments in the industry have withstood the pressures of rising inflation, interest hikes ...

Brexit to cause 'significant' harm to Britain's health service
Rappler - 2019-02-26
PARIS, France - Brexit will inflict "significant harm" on Britain's National Health Service, experts warned on Tuesday, February 26, with a no-deal departure from the EU likely to provoke acute shortages of staff and medicines. With little over a month ...

Commemoration ceremony, job fair to mark 33rd People Power anniversary on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 24) -- A commemoration ceremony and a job fair will mark the celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power on Monday, February 25.

Tagle to Duterte: Members of clergy getting death threats
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-25
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila, has reportedly sent a message to President Rodrigo Duterte that members of the clergy had received death threats from someone working for the ...

Typhoon Wutip over Pacific may enter Philippines Thursday
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Wutip, which is hovering over the Pacific Ocean, maintained its strength and is likely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday, the weather bureau said yesterday. However, Wutip, which will be locally ...

Duterte: Let priests marry, even same sex
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-25
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said Catholic priests should be allowed to marry, even with the same sex, as a way to stop sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy. In a profanity ...

New 185-kph storm moves nearer PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-25
Wutip carries maximum sustained winds of 185 km per hour and gustiness of up to 225 kph, weather specialist Aldcar Aurelio said. --Matthew Reysio-Cruz

Subic, Clark freeports seen to expand investment areas
Inquirer - 2019-02-25
CLARK FREEPORT -- Although the national government has spent 26 years on turning two major US military bases into free ports, lawmakers want to expand these by adding 41,605 hectares to the Subic ...

Japanese investors flock to Philippines economic briefing
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
President Duterte signed Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Act and RA 11211 or an act amending RA 7653 otherwise known as The New Central Bank ... expressways and inter-island connector roads all over the Philippines, of which 75 are considered ...

PNP: Total crime volume down in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of crimes in the country went down by at least nine percent last year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced yesterday. PNP records showed a total of 473,068 crimes were recorded in 2018. The figure was 9.13 ...

Garment makers eye comeback
Inquirer - 2019-02-25
Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (Fobap) director Ding Buendia said there was a need for government subsidies, particularly for labor and power expenses, to bring down the cost of ...

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