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How should HR gain business acumen?
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-11
The topic first, in my memory, came up with Professor Zayda Marquez at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. The question was why should human resource personnel have business acumen? Twenty years later, the same question is still raised. And, I am ...

Hoppler celebrates a year of progress
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-11
Self-titled realty-business owner Robert G. Sarmiento was conferred with the most prestigious Industry Leader Award. Traders may now earn Continuing Professional Development credits through ...

Ultrafine dust increases number of mental patients
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-11
The tendency is especially predominant in warm rather than cold weather, when the level of air pollutants such as carbon monoxide are high, along with ultrafine dust. If air pollutants enter the ...

Sara slams Hontiveros: Stop criticizing, think of solutions to measles outbreak
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-11
DIGOS CITY - Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte - Carpio turned the tables on Sen. Risa Hontiveros, who instead of offering solutions to the measles outbreak and the vaccination scare, is mrerely ...

Korea court allows import of sex dolls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-11
SEOUL -- The Seoul High Court ruled that the import of sex dolls should not be prohibited on grounds that that it corrupts public morals. In 2017, a company made an import declaration of a 159 ...

Philippines in fourth straight month of weaker long-term investment inflows
Inquirer - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines - Long term equity capital ... steam and air conditioning supply; manufacturing; and real estate activities. Reinvestment of earnings rose by 9.5 percent to $61 million ...

T-bill rates rise on possible RTB sale
Inquirer - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Treasury sold all P20 billion in T-bills it offered Monday amid robust demand even as rates rose across-the-board ahead of a possible retail treasury bond ...

70 die due to measles -- Department of Health
Journal - 2019-02-11
Regions with high reported cases are NCR (1,296 cases and 18 deaths) CALABARZON (1,086 cases and 25 deaths), Central Luzon (481 cases with 3 deaths), Western Visayas (212 cases and 4 deaths) and Northern Mindanao ... 2018 by London School of Hygiene ...

New retail technology aims to bring customers back to the store
Upi.com - 2019-02-11
Feb. 11 (UPI) --Imagine the grocery store of the future -- drones buzzing about, eyeballing shelves for out-of-stock or misplaced items. Customers using voice-activated assistants to shop and cash in personalized coupons. It's nearer than you might think.

San Miguel to advance payment to landowners affected by TPLEX
Inquirer - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines - San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said Monday it will advance the payment to landowners for properties seized by the state between 2015 and 2017 for the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union ...

Palace stresses Duterte will not allow use of any gov't fund in poll campaign
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 11) -- Malacañang on Monday reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte's stand that no government fund shall be used in support of or against any candidate ...

Poll bets reminded to take down prohibited campaign materials ASAP
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 11) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday reminded candidates to immediately remove all prohibited campaign material before campaign period ...

PRA defends 22 Manila Bay reclamation projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) defended on Monday the 22 pending reclamation applications in the Manila Bay area even as its official admitted that the projects ...

BDO unit buying Rural Bank of Pandi
Inquirer - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines - The rural banking arm of leading local lender BDO Unibank has signed a deal to acquire 52-year-old Rural Bank of Pandi Inc. (RBPI), strengthening its footprint among small ...

2 dead after eating pufferfish in Indonesia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-11
JAKARTA -- Four residents from Maron district in Probolinggo, East Java, were poisoned after eating a pufferfish, killing two of them and leaving two others hospitalized. Maron Police general ...

The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecast
philstar.com - 2019-02-11
TOKYO, Japan -- As spring approaches in Japan, the country's weather forecasters face one of their biggest missions of the year: predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom. Japan's sakura or cherry blossom season is feverishly ...

Policemen, soldiers get 20 percent fare discount on buses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A memorandum of agreement has been signed between the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and other government agencies, giving police personnel a ...

Ejercito thumbs down call for PAO chief Acosta to resign
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... did not include the Department of Health (DOH)-commissioned panel from the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in ...

Health workers: It's a challenge to convince parents to have kids vaccinated
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-11
The measles outbreak in several regions highlighted the declining immunization coverage in the country. The Health department blamed the vaccination's scare among others on the Dengvaxia controversy.

U.S. commits over P300M intel support to PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 11) -- The United States government has promised to provide the Philippines P300 million to beef up the country's intelligence gathering capabilities ...

DOH: Over 4K measles cases, 70 deaths in Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines - In just more than a month, over 4,000 people have contracted measles with 70 people reported deaths because of the disease, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.

Number of measles cases climbs to 4,000 -- DOH
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 11) -- The number of people infected with measles has climbed to 4,000 with at least 70 confirmed deaths, the Health Department said Monday. "Cases are ...

Japan renews vow to help PH fight terrorism
Global Nation - 2019-02-11
MANILA, Philippines - Japan has renewed its commitment to the Philippines to fight terrorism in the country following the explosions that rocked Mindanao in January. Japan Foreign Minister Tarp ...

Pagasa watches for possible dry spell
philstar.com - 2019-02-11
Jhomer Eclarino, weather specialist of PAGASA-Visayas, said the local weather station checks continuously the monthly rainfall over Cebu leading to May. If for consecutive two months Cebu experiences "below normal" rainfall conditions, it may be placed ...

Ex-CIA and FBI director threatened by scammer, then helps put him in prison
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-11
(CNN) -- A Jamaican man chose the wrong person to try to extort: the only one to lead both the FBI and CIA. William Webster, who is now 94 years old, and his wife, Lynda, were targeted four years ...

The campaign season for senatorial and party-list races begins on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 11) -- If politicians were able to get away with openly promoting themselves in various ways in recent months, it will no longer be business as usual come ...

Primogeniture in family business
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-11
SM Investments owns 44.3% of the largest domestic bank in terms of assets -- BDO Unibank ,Inc. It also owns 19.9% of China Banking Corp. Aside from ... By 2005, the SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) was inaugurated. When Henry Sy, Sr.

Is Your Philippine Operation Fully Customs Compliant?
Lexology - 2019-02-11
Post clearance audit function in the Philippines is finally back with the Bureau of Customs ... In 2014, this function was moved from the BOC to the Department of Finance. In October 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 46, returning ...

Election risks reigniting Philippines inflation
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-02-10
In a less anarchic system, the central bank would simply squeeze money out of the financial system. But the trouble is, the Philippines is not plagued by "demand-pull" inflation, when demand ...

Ease of doing business rules issuance delayed
Inquirer - 2019-02-10
The draft rules to implement the ease of doing business law were resent to Malacañang last month for further revisions, a setback in the campaign to cut excessive bureaucratic red tape.

Fundstrat Expects 2019 to Bring Incremental Improvements Supporting Higher Crypto Prices
Yahoo Finance - 2019-02-10
New York-based research company Fundstrat Global Advisors has released its 2019 crypto outlook on Friday, Feb. 8. The analysts describe incremental improvements that will purportedly support ...

This Woman Breastfeeds Topless in a Pool and Her Gorgeous Photos Are Going Viral
YAHOO! - 2019-02-10
Breastfeeding is beautiful, and anyone who expects moms to do their nursing covered up and hidden out of sight just doesn't understand how important and empowering it is. That's the message influencer Katya Nova is spreading through her Instagram page, @ ...

Claims vs Hanjin at P48B, long rehab process seen
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-10
Its local creditor banks were Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., Land Bank of the Philippines, BDO Unibank Inc. and Bank of the Philippine Islands. According to its plan, Hanjin will fire another ...

Global stock market recovery
philstar.com - 2019-02-10
In contrast to the extreme volatility that marked 2018, markets staged a powerful rally to start 2019. Almost all global markets moved sharply higher in the first six weeks of the year. The global stock market rally has been led by the Dow and S&P 500 with ...

Health sector gets P21.5 billion budget boost
philstar.com - 2019-02-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The health sector got a major boost in the P3.7-trillion General Appropriations Bill (GAB), getting over a fifth of the P100-billion increase in the budgets of several departments and constitutional offices this year. Reporting to ...

Lawsuit over budget possible-minority solons
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-10
Last year, Lacson said the Department of Health got a P30-billion allocation for DOH facilities in remote areas. "When Drilon noticed that for 2019 the amount dropped to P50M, he asked what ...

Magnitude 4.5 quake jolts Surigao Norte
philstar.com - 2019-02-10
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted parts of Surigao del Norte, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tremor, which occurred at about 11:06 a.m., was centered 47 kilometers northeast of General ...

CLI leasing space to boost 2023 revenues
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-10
"Our leasing business complements our residential developments, allowing us to provide complete and gratifying experience to the communities that we build and customers that we serve ...

Economists see RRR cut this month
philstar.com - 2019-02-10
Security Bank Corp. chief economist Robert Dan Roces said the central bank may start slashing the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) anew as early as this month after keeping interest rates steady for the second straight rate setting meeting last Thursday.

The workplace of the future
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-10
In the same vein, the CEO of HSBC, John Flint, believes that survivors of mental health challenges are resilient and resourceful, and are therefore good for business. He said that the stigma needs ...

13 hurt as bus rams jeepney
philstar.com - 2019-02-10
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 13 persons were injured when a bus crashed into a jeepney along EDSA in Quezon City yesterday. The jeepney reportedly beat the red light as it crossed the intersection of EDSA and Timog Avenue at around 6:30 a.m. The ...

Seven mumps cases reported at ICE detention facility in Houston
Upi.com - 2019-02-10
Feb. 10 (UPI) --Seven adult mumps cases have been confirmed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in northeast Houston, the city's Health Department said. The adults were all detained during their infectious period and there is no evidence ...

Accounting Program at Ajman University Earns International Accreditation From ACCA
Yahoo Finance - 2019-02-10
Ajman University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting Program has been accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). A global professional body issuing highly respected ...

Saving Candaba swamp
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-10
It was cold, dark and awfully quiet when we left a resort in San Simon on a bus to the nearby town of Candaba. It was 5:30 a.m. on February 2, the World Wetlands Day (WWD). The bus stopped in the ...

Dealmakers Discuss Key US-China Tech, Trade Issues
Forbes - 2019-02-10
There's so much going on in US-China tech and trade news that it can be challenging to grasp it all. Panelists at Silicon Dragon's recent forum in Silicon Valley discussed many of the key trends. Here are the major takeaways from points made by venture ...

DoorDash and Amazon Flex will keep their tipping policies, despite Instacart outcry
The Verge - 2019-02-10
Last week, Instacart reversed a controversial policy in which it took tips from delivery workers to meet the promised base pay rate that it promised after outcry from workers and customers. However, despite that controversy, companies like DoorDash and ...

Inflation forecast to ease to 4% in 2019
philstar.com - 2019-02-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Barcelona-based Focus Economics expects inflation to ease back within the two to four percent target of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Lindsey Ice, economist at FocusEconomics, said they lowered their inflation forecast to ...

Dr. Pimple Popper treated a man with intensely painful, scaly skin, and his improvement was dramatic
Business Insider - 2019-02-10
The second season of "Dr. Pimple Popper," the TLC series starring dermatologist Sandra Lee, is well underway, and so far it's continued to showcase a variety of jaw-dropping pops and fascinating skin issues. The episode, which aired Thursday night ...

DOE seeks to standardize e-vehicle charging stations
philstar.com - 2019-02-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is drafting a regulatory framework that will standardize charging stations to support the still nascent electric vehicle (EV) industry. DOE Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido said the rules will come ...

Piñol orders ban on pork from Japan due to swine flu reports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has ordered a temporary ban on pork and pork products coming from Japan following reports of African swine flu (ASF) in that country.

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