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Amazon says it will still honor its agreements to assist New York City schools after yanking HQ2
Business Insider - 2019-02-15
Amazon is cancelling its HQ2 project for New York, but it isn't abandoning the city. Though the company is not planning on developing glassy towers in Long Island City, Queens, it is still planning to abide by its commitments to foster education in the ...

Net hot money inflows surge 5-fold in January 2019
philstar.com - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign portfolio investments or speculative funds continued to flow into the Philippines with a net inflow of $762.8 million in January, almost five times the $162.2 million net inflows recorded in the same period last year.

Duterte signs law on cheaper political ads
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure which seeks ensure reasonable rates for political advertisements. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed ...

Irregular heartbeat triggers can easily be altered
Upi.com - 2019-02-15
Feb. 15 (UPI) --People with irregular heartbeats may be able to reverse the condition with simple lifestyle changes, new research shows. Drinking less alcohol and caffeine, and getting more exercise and sleep, can help stave off atrial fibrillation, or AF ...

Superliga Grand Prix unfurls
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-15
Sta. Lucia, however, is coming in with a chip on its shoulders following a winless campaign in the All-Filipino, prompting it to tap a new coach in former National University mentor Babes Castillo.

Duterte signs law giving candidates discounted rates for political ads
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a legislation that will provide election candidates additional discounts for political advertisements on ...

Choi cherishes memories of PGA Tour debut
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-15
PEBBLE BEACH, California--The night before his final round began at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Ho Sung Choi gathered for one last group dinner with his playing partners. The trio of Choi ...

Philippines Express and E-Commerce Logistics Market 2018-2023 by E-Commerce Merchants and 3PL Companies
Yahoo Finance - 2019-02-15
shipments from overseas Filipino workers and increase in business activities have resulted in a higher volume of international express shipments in the Philippines. Comparative Landscape in ...

PBA players tackle mental health, financial literacy
Rappler - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines - Mental health, proper grooming and finances were tackled as PBA players took time off the court during the league orientation at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City on Friday, February 15. All PBA teams were present in the event held ...

Ground broken for PNR Clark Phase 1
philstar.com - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Construction of the Phase 1 of the Philippine National Railways Clark officially began on Friday, with the project seen reducing travel time to and from Manila and Bulacan to only 35 minutes once operational. The project ...

Eaglets repel Baby Tams, seal finals rematch vs Baby Bulldogs
philstar.com - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines - Defending champions Ateneo Blue Eaglets took care of business against the FEU Baby Tamaraws, 90-82, to book the last UAAP juniors finals seat at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Led by Kai Sotto's 20 points and Joaquin Jaymalin's five 3 ...

Duterte OKs bill pushing for stronger SSS pension fund
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into the law a measure which will overhaul the charter of the Social Security System (SSS). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea ...

Duterte signs rice tariffication bill into law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the rice tariffication bill into law. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this to INQUIRER.net in a text message.

Living the dream: 8 life moments you can experience with your first car
philstar.com - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines -- As you enter a new phase in your professional life, you become more empowered and in control. Now more than ever, you can pursue your passions, chase your dreams, and plan a brighter, better future--all at full throttle. As you ...

December cash remittances at record high, but 2018 growth slowest on record
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-15
"December is the season for sending back money for loved ones in the Philippines," Union Bank of the Philippines, Inc. chief economist Ruben Carlo O. Asuncion said in a mobile phone message. Remittances usually peak towards December each year as OFWs ...

Duterte signs rice tariffication bill
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-15
The measure had the blessing of economic managers and the business sector, but farm groups and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol warned that the country might someday be hostage to a supply crunch in rice-producing countries when their populations grow.

Udenna unit PH Resorts sheds 12% after approval of share offer
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-15
The remainder will finance the expansion of the Donatela Hotel in Panglao, Bohol, will some funds will be used for general corporate purposes. Subject to market conditions, pricing of the proposed offering is expected after the conclusion of a global ...

Duterte admin-aligned Senate bets keep lead in latest Pulse Asia survey
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 15) -- Senatorial candidates for the midterm polls endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte and others who are aligned with his administration dominated the ...

40 senatorial candidates warned against illegal campaign posters
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 15) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has issued a warning to more than half of senatorial candidates over the posting of illegal campaign materials.

Risk of flooding, mudslides remains after California storm
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
The National Weather Service reported staggering rainfall amounts across California, including more than 9.4 inches (24 centimeters) over 48 hours at one location in the San Bernardino Mountains ...

NPA frees 6 hostages in Agusan del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
DAVAO CITY - Six militiamen held captive by communist rebels since December last year were freed on Thursday in Barangay San Juan in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur. Joaquin Jacinto, spokesperson ...

Tugade leads groundbreaking for PNR Clark Phase 1 in Bulacan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
CITY OF MALOLOS -- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Friday led the groundbreaking ceremony for the phase 1 (Malolos-Tutuban) of the 147-kilometer North-South Commuter Railway Extension ...

Survey result inspires me to reach out to more Filipinos - Bam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines - Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino on Friday said the latest Pulse Asia senatorial survey would serve as an "inspiration" to "reach out" to more Filipinos during the ...

Explainer: Why is the Philippine government accused of going after media?
Reuters - 2019-02-15
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine journalists planned to hold a rally ... They include Ressa (23.8 percent), media firm Dolphin Fire Group (31 percent), business incubator Hatchd Group (17.9 percent) and angel investor Benjamin So (17.9 percent).

Newly renovated Star Wars-themed PGH Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic brings joy to indigent children with cancer
Inquirer - 2019-02-15
Sometime in 2016, the doctors at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH ... to improve treatment for cancer patients and coming up with standard operating procedures.

Tax court denies plea of Rappler Holdings, Ressa to nullify tax evasion case
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
It accused RHC and Ressa of failure to file income and value-added tax returns. In early 2018, the Bureau of Internal Revenue filed a P133.8-million tax evasion case against the company.

Siargao surfers win Coca-Cola Barkada Award for instilling value of education, environmental protection
Inquirer - 2019-02-15
Inc. (Puerto Princesa City), Cuartero National High School Taliamba Ensemble, FLMIS YES - O (Iligan City), MIMAROPA Young Leaders (Oriental Mindoro), Philippine Accessible Disability Services ...

Flights to Tagbilaran canceled due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Flights going to Tagbilaran were canceled due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said on Friday. In an advisory, MIAA said the ...

Teduray contingent wins big at Maguindanao's Inaul Festival
philstar.com - 2019-02-15
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- A team of Tedurays emerged champions in the cultural street dance parade contest that capped off the culmination on Thursday of the Inaul Festival. The winning contingent from Upi town in the first district of Maguindanao also ...

National Press Club: Ressa's arrest done in bad taste, but libel case not harassment
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 15) -- The National Press Club (NPC) is dismayed at the National Bureau of Investigation's (NBI) arrest of Rappler chief executive officer and executive ...

PNP: 1,388 arrested for violating election gun ban nationwide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Police have arrested 1,388 persons since the election gun ban started, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Senior Supt. Bernard Banac said on Friday. "We have ...

BSP: More hot money in January over improving investor sentiment
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) -- The country's foreign portfolio investments (FPI) grew by $763 million last month as investor optimism was upbeat over improving trade talks between ...

Duterte to deliberate on expanded maternity leave bill; mum on rice tariffication
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 15) -- Several bills are pending on President Rodrigo Duterte's desk for his signature into law, and two of them may soon reach the thirty day deadline.

Trump in 'very good health overall' but obese, according to physical exam results
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
(CNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump, 72, is in "very good health overall," according to results from his physical examination, which were released on Thursday. Trump underwent a physical ...

63 North Cotabato villages complete new Bangsamoro region
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) -- It's official: the list of areas which will make up the new Bangsamoro autonomous region is now set. Nearly all barangays (villages) in North ...

Philippines releases journalist on bail after arrest sparks global outcry
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-02-14
Dabet Panelo of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said it would backfire and called for protests on Friday.

Tandang Sora flyover to be closed beginning February 23 for MRT-7 construction
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-14
The Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City will be closed to traffic beginning February 23 to give way for the construction of the Metro Manila Rail Transit System (MRT) Line 7, the Metro Manila ...

Ressa 'making mountain out of molehill,' enjoying libel charge - Panelo
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) -- The President's spokesman believes Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is overreacting to her arrest and is in fact enjoying facing a libel case. "I think Maria ...

EDITORIAL - A tradition of violence
philstar.com - 2019-02-14
There are so many areas tagged as potential flash points for election-related violence that they have to be classified under different categories and color-coded, like weather disturbances, from yellow to orange to red. In Metro Manila, the cities of ...

Duterte warns foreign drug syndicates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-14
LAUR, NUEVA ECIJA--President Duterte on Wednesday said the country was fighting a "global war" on drugs as he warned anew about the entry into the Philippines of the Mexican drug cartel ...

Age disparity still matters in romantic relationships
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-14
Love is ageless," Pestana said. But for half of the respondents in the latest survey of Social Weather Stations (SWS), age disparity in relationships matter. The Dec. 16 to 19 survey showed that ...

Is your business ready to face the onslaught of robots?
Inquirer - 2019-02-14
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. The World Economic Forum associates the 4IR with breakthroughs in emerging fields that include robotics, artificial intelligence (AI ...

Amazon's abrupt escape from New York won't hurt its business one bit, say analysts
Business Insider - 2019-02-14
Amazon's decision to cancel a major office expansion into New York is a stunning about-face for the tech giant, but the change of plans is unlikely to have any serious impact on the company's $230 billion business engine, say analysts. "This is a blip and ...

Overly confident leaders
Inquirer - 2019-02-14
In the 1950s, the Swiss watch industry, known for its elegant mechanical devices, reigned supreme and had a haul of more than half of global market share. Not surprisingly, a Swiss engineer was ...

Banks offer P200B for agri-agra boost
Inquirer - 2019-02-14
Ben Evardone, who also chairs the House committee on credit and banking, arranged a meeting on Tuesday with a group of bankers led by Philippine Business Bank founder Alfredo Yao. Banks that ...

Amazon is pulling out of New York City, but analysts say that the most important part of the HQ2 strategy is proceeding as planned
Business Insider - 2019-02-14
Amazon is pulling out of its plans to build its second major headquarters in New York, but an arguably more important piece of the HQ2 strategy remains intact, as it still plans on coming to the Washington DC area. In moving to Virginia, Amazon will get ...

Coffee Meets Bagel reports massive data breach on Valentine's Day
Mashable - 2019-02-14
Millions of people who use the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel woke up on Valentine's Day to some unsetting news: their personal information had been compromised. Coffee Meets Bagel reported a ...

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging
YAHOO! - 2019-02-14
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline -- and finding some worrisome clues. Depression has long been linked to certain ...

SUV hits tricycle in Iloilo; 4 dead
philstar.com - 2019-02-14
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Four people died when a sport utility vehicle collided with a tricycle in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo before midnight yesterday. Senior Inspector Jose Rey Pabalan, Sta. Barbara police chief, identified the fatalities as Jero Poll ...

Philippines' largest shipyard to close in blow to Hanjin rescue
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-02-14
MANILA -- The Philippines' largest shipyard is set to ... Government officials told Nikkei Asian Review there were still potential bidders in the wings, including interest from North American ...

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