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Rice prices to go down by ?2-7 per kilogram under tariffication system - DOF
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19 ... "The implementation of the rice tariffication law is vital to the national interest and it should be done as soon as possible-- at least ...

BSP issues reminders on handling bills
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- What shouldn't you do with your money? The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued a reminder to Filipinos that improper handling of a bill is ...

Duterte enacts Cancer Control law
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill establishing a national framework to combat cancer. Republic Act 11215 or the National Integrated ...

Enrile wants to see end of his plunder case before he dies
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said he wants to see the end of his plunder case in relation to the pork barrel scam before he dies.

Duterte allows NDFP chief negotiator to return to PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte bared on Tuesday that he would allow Fidel Agcaoili, chief negotiator of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), to return in the ...

6,000 attend Hugpong campaign caravan in Isabela
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
SANTIAGO CITY, Philippines -- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and her Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party continued their campaign caravan in this city on Tuesday after courting voters in ...

DOF clarifies: Rice tariffication law takes effect on March 5
Inquirer - 2019-02-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Rice Tariffication Act takes effect on March 5 -- not March 3 as earlier announced, with up to P11 billion in import duties expected to be collected under the law ...

Duterte signs law on career guidance, counseling for high school
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
DepEd will also conduct an annual National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) among public and private high school students nationwide "to assess and evaluate the aptitude, skill or ...

CPP hits SC ruling on 3rd martial law extension in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
LUCENA CITY - The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said Tuesday that the Supreme Court decision to uphold the legality of the third extension of martial law in Mindanao would lead to ...

Police officers accused of killing QC prosecutor deny murder charge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The police officers tagged in the death of Quezon City deputy city prosecutor Rogelio Velasco in May last year appeared before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday ...

Ejercito: Human Settlements Department will address housing problems
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The new law that seeks consolidate housing agencies into a new Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will address the housing problems in the ...

Kidnapped trader found dead in Caloocan City
philstar.com - 2019-02-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A businessman was found dead in Caloocan City on Saturday, two days after being kidnapped by three still unidentified men. The body of Camar Tampla, 49, was found with suffocation marks in the back of his Isuzu Sportivo in Tala ...

Manila Philippines Development Agency (MMDA) to Adopt mit messenger Technology for 20 Million Manila Citizens
Yahoo Finance - 2019-02-19
Stargram Global (CEO KJ Kim), a developer company of mit messenger met with Jose Altro Garcia, Deputy Managing Director of Philippine Manilla ... development of slums, health environment ...

DOF: Amnesty on estate tax, delinquencies in second half of 2019
Inquirer - 2019-02-19
MANILA, Philippines - Even as general tax amnesty will be a no-go in April, taxpayers may avail of reprieve from estate tax and delinquencies by the second half of 2019, the Department of ...

Supreme Court OKs 3rd martial law extension in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday affirmed the legality of third martial law extension in Mindanao. "The Supreme Court ruled to uphold the constitutionality of the ...

Supreme Court upholds third martial law extension in Mindanao - sources
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 19) -- There's no stopping martial law in Mindanao after the Supreme Court again junked petitions against it. Two court sources told CNN Philippines nine ...

Sara mum on possible 2022 showdown with Robredo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines - Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte - Carpio on Tuesday evaded the issue of a possible presidential election showdown with Vice President Leni Robredo in 2022.

PDEA chief believes floating cocaine blocks may just be diversionary tactic
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-19
Metro Manila (February 19, CNN Philippines) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief is inclined to believe that the floating blocks of cocaine found on Philippine shores may just ...

UMak pilots Japan internship program for nursing students
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-19
COAHS graduate degree programs are Master of Arts in Nursing, Master of Science in Radiologic Technology, and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management. /cbb

Measles outbreak in Philippines passes 8,000 cases
Upi.com - 2019-02-19
Feb. 18 (UPI) --More than 8,000 people have been infected with measles this year in the Philippines, according to the Department of Health. Less than a week after the Southeast Asian country declared a measles outbreak in the capital of Manila and other ...

Philippines: Measles outbreak kills more than 130
Al Jazeera English - 2019-02-19
Health officials in the Philippines say more than 130 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears. Infections jumped by more than 1,000 percent in metropolitan Manila, the ...

More banks seen venturing into green bonds for funding
philstar.com - 2019-02-19
Ayala-led Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) with P25 billion, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) with P15 billion ASEAN green bonds, and Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines with P11 billion.

Former Cambridge Analytica director cooperated with U.S. special counsel subpoena
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-19
(CNN) -- A former director of Cambridge Analytica, who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, was subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ...

UK lawmakers: Facebook 'intentionally and knowingly' violated data privacy laws
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-19
(CNN) -- UK lawmakers have accused Facebook of violating data privacy and competition laws in a report on social media disinformation that also says CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed "contempt" toward ...

Withholding on regular suppliers: Is it time to revisit?
philstar.com - 2019-02-18
But then this remedy may not be feasible or practical to all TWAs. One of the very first things I learned in taxation when I was still in school is the principle of administrative feasibility for a sound tax system. Tax laws should be capable of being ...

Rice tariff starts March 3
Inquirer - 2019-02-18
Imported rice will be slapped with tariff beginning March 3 as the government removed the import quota under Republic Act (RA) No. 11203, or the Rice Tariffication Act, signed by President Duterte ...

Stocks end higher
Inquirer - 2019-02-18
Aside from JG Summit and San Miguel Corp., other top PSEi gainers were ICTSI and RRHI, which both rose more than 2 percent. GT Capital added 1.01 percent while Ayala Land was up slightly.

Record level of rice imports seen this year
Inquirer - 2019-02-18
The Philippines may see the biggest volume of rice imports this year at 4 million metric tons (MT) following the passage of the rice import liberalization bill. Acting Administrator Tomas Escarez ...

DM Wenceslao to double capex this year to P4 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-18
More importantly, it positions us well to complete approximately 380,000 square meters of leasable and salable properties by 2022 and grow Aseana City into a next-generation central business distr ...

Here's why Apple's coming streaming video service won't rescue it from plunging iPhone sales
Business Insider - 2019-02-18
Apple's coming streaming video service won't do much to boost the company's flagging financial fortunes, even if it's wildly successful. That's the assessment of Tim O'Shea, an analyst who covers the iPhone maker for Jefferies. In a research report late ...

Whistle-blowers are badly needed, but they have to be protected
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-18
It became obvious that compliance officers/security managers will play an increasingly important role in business and the government as we move forward. We also raised and discussed the need to ...

P600-million Naia 2 makeover completed in Q1 of 2020
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-18
I say challenge because we are business as usual despite ongoing works. We hope to deliver on our promise to finish everything by March next year," he said. The project involves the replacement ...

Tax amnesty of 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-18
Amnesty is here. It has been a long wait by many who are hoping that by availing themselves of it, they will have a fresh start. Unfortunately, not everyone will have an opportunity to have a ...

Public-Private Partnership projects can augment Build Build Build thrust
philstar.com - 2019-02-18
Of particular focus has been San Miguel Corporation, which has currently pitched for three projects that would call for a combined capital expenditure of P1.9 trillion if given the green light - meaning they pass through the mandatory Swiss challenge.

European bank eyes presence in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-02-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Another foreign bank, this time from Europe, has expressed interest in establishing a presence in the Philippines, a top official from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier said a ...

Apple could be looking for its next big revenue model
TechCrunch - 2019-02-18
Apple has always been an evolving company. While it never really invented any product categories, it always seemed to make those product categories work better and smarter. It also found a way to ...

Joy Belmonte files libel case vs Manuel Morato, tabloid execs
philstar.com - 2019-02-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday filed a libel complaint against former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chairman Manuel "Manoling" Morato and 10 others over the publication of an article accusing her of graft.

Infracom to pitch E.O. creating water resources council
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-18
The study will also include options and value engineering alternatives, business case and pre-feasibility studies for the proposed programs. It will also study capacity building of relevant ...

Supply of primary care doctors linked with mortality rates
Reuters - 2019-02-18
(Reuters Health) - Mortality rates are lower in American communities with more primary care physicians than in areas of the country with fewer doctors, a study suggests. Overall in the U.S., the total number of primary care physicians rose from 196,014 in ...

Owwa ramps up financial advisory services for OFWs, their families
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-18
In 2018, Owwa released P700 million to help 35,000 BPBH beneficiaries start their business-the biggest number of OFWs, who availed BPBH program in the last three years. He noted that in 2016 ...

Dollar store herbal water for infants recalled due to choking hazard
Upi.com - 2019-02-18
Feb. 18 (UPI) --Bottles of herbal water for infants that were sold at Dollar General stores is being recalled due to a choking choking hazard, federal regulators said. DG Baby Gripe Water, sold in four ounce bottles, contains organic ginger and fennel ...

World Bank sees BSP rate cuts as inflation further eases
philstar.com - 2019-02-18
MANILA, Philippines -- To support economic growth, it would be prudent for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to cut policy rates once headline inflation falls below target, an economist of the World Bank said. Speaking during the general membership ...

IBTM Arabia: Business events in UAE and GCC - what you need to know
eturbonews.com - 2019-02-18
Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director - Middle East, Arabian Travel Market & IBTM Arabia Some of the fastest growing economies in the world can be found in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In recent years, with a construction and ...

UK cybersecurity center isn't too afraid of Huawei, report says
Mashable - 2019-02-18
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has assessed the dangers of using Huawei's 5G equipment, and it found that it's not such a big deal, Financial Times reported Sunday. The cybersecurity ...

Wistful game
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-18
but employs the setting of a small Western town in thrusting characters at the forefront of a narrative rich in the mysterious and the supernatural. Alex, newly graduated from college and unsure of his direction in life, serves as the ideal principal ...

DENR inspects Tullahan River for upcoming dredging in line with Manila Bay rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 18) -- Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Monday conducted an aerial inspection at the Tullahan River in ...

Iranian national under police custody after burning cop's hand with cigarette
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 18) -- An Iranian national is facing direct assault charges after reportedly punching, kicking and burning a policeman's hand with a cigarette Sunday ...

DOT keeps 'It's More Fun In The Philippines' campaign, eyes 8.2M tourist arrivals in 2019
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 18) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is retaining the country's flagship tourism campaign, setting a higher tourist arrivals target this year. Tourism ...

JV Ejercito's cars among vehicles burned in Madaluyong auto shop fire
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 18) -- Fire gutted an automotive shop in Mandaluyong City Monday, burning a number of vehicles including two owned by Senator JV Ejercito. The fire broke ...

Dual-class structures are becoming more common
Business Insider - 2019-02-18
If anyone thought the problem of unaccountable tech CEOs was going to go away anytime soon, think again. In reality, it's likely to get much worse before it gets any better, especially with a new wave of tech companies preparing to hit the public markets.

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