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'Amang' slightly speeds up, continues to drench Eastern Visayas, Bicol region
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Tropical depression "Amang" has slightly gained speed as it continues to bring rains over southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas, the state weather ...

Senators divided on lowering age of criminal liability
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines - Senators were divided over a House bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years old. Ralph Recto said the proposal ...

Drunk man ran over by ambulance
philstar.com - 2019-01-21
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- A farmer believed to be drunk died after he was run over by an ambulance rushing two children to a hospital in Barangay Toran, Aparri, Cagayan on Saturday. Police said Arthuro Talaña, a resident of Barangay Nagattatan ...

Ice glazes over swath of US as wind chills fall below zero
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
Wind chills will bring temperatures into teens in the New York City area and down to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius) in upstate New York, the National Weather Service predicted.

MILF fears 'manipulation' in Bangsamoro plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front fears a possible "manipulation" in the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) may undermine strong support ...

Andaya to head House budget committee
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- A change in the House majority leadership is expected during the chamber's plenary session on Monday afternoon. Majority Leader Rolando Andaya is ...

Senate bet says surveys a form of mind conditioning, fake news
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial candidate Larry Gadon on Monday filed a petition before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to stop the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia from ...

Signal No. 1 in 8 areas as 'Amang' approaches Southern Leyte
philstar.com - 2019-01-21
In its Severe Weather Bulletin issued early Monday morning, PAGASA said "Amang" was 70 kilometers north of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte and 70 km east northeast of Maasin City, Southern Leyte. The tropical depression is moving west northwest at 10 kph ...

New 'planetary health diet' can save lives and the planet, major review suggests
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
(CNN) -- An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The "planetary ...

Fugitive ex-Taiwanese official nabbed in Subic
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- A former ranking Taiwanese official, who is wanted in Taipei for fraud, has been arrested in Subic, Zambales, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said.

Clark Global City developer partners with CPG
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
THE DEVELOPER of Clark Global City has partnered with Century Properties Group, Inc. (CPG) for the development of residential and office buildings in growing business district. In a statement over the weekend, Global Gateway Development Corp. (GGDC ...

Polling precincts open for Bangsamoro plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Hundreds of thousands of voters in some parts of Mindanao are expected to take part in the first of the two-day Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL ...

Not expecting a return to 9,100 soon
Inquirer - 2019-01-20
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is up 7.8 percent year-to-date, making it one of the best performing stock markets in the world thus far for 2019. Foreign investors have also returned ...

Economy poised for 2019 comeback
Inquirer - 2019-01-20
At the same time, however, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expressed optimism that the subsiding threat of runaway prices of goods and services would help stabilize consumer and business sentiment ...

PH property sector poised to grow further
Inquirer - 2019-01-20
The Philippine property sector is forecast to remain resilient despite economic headwinds brought about by the depreciation of the peso, upsurge in inflation and rise in interest rates. Stable ...

Strike looms at Clark airport
Inquirer - 2019-01-20
The state-owned Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) showed "no serious interest in settling the labor dispute" during negotiations held on Jan. 15. The negotiations took place after the ...

Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters
TechCrunch - 2019-01-20
Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a ...

Eat Less Meat? Ready Or Not, Welcome To The Great Food Transformation
Forbes - 2019-01-20
Can a healthy diet also be good for the planet? Yes, according to the EAT-Lancet Commission, a three-year project of 37 experts calling for sweeping food system changes to boost human health and preserve environmental resources. "The food we eat and how ...

SC to convene Manila Bay rehab body
philstar.com - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) is set to convene its committee tasked to monitor the implementation of its 2008 order to rehabilitate Manila Bay, an official said yesterday. SC spokesman and court administrator Midas Marquez said the move ...

Pacquiao dominates Broner
philstar.com - 2019-01-20
During the press conference, he sneezed a lot and held on to a face towel. He climbed the ring with a cold. "I got the cold from the weather here. I went to the ring with the cold but I still focused and did my best," he said. Mayweather was in the ...

Tropical Depression Amang: Classes suspended, evacuation ordered
philstar.com - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The provincial government of Albay ordered yesterday the evacuation of residents in vulnerable areas and suspended classes in all levels today due to expected heavy rains from Tropical Depression Amang. Classes were also suspended ...

Indian Government Proposes Social Media Rules That Could Suppress Users' Speech
Fortune - 2019-01-20
The Indian government is proposing new rules that aim to prevent the spread of misinformation on social media, sparking free speech concerns among local advocacy groups. The government has ...

Poll bares muted GDP view for 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
Asuncion, chief economist at Union Bank of the Philippines, Inc. "Furthermore, the improvement of domestic consumption due to easing inflation, coupled with holiday spending, pushed [fourth quarter] higher in spite of the weakness in agriculture ...

Moving forward with Cipag
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
THE Filipino Certified Public Accountant continues to be recognized in the global accountancy profession and the local business community. In these two sectors, our CPAs play leading and important ...

DOJ dismisses estafa case vs Okada on the supply of LED for Okada Manila
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
JAPANESE gambling magnate Kazuo Okada has been cleared by the Department of Justice on the estafa charge filed against him and several others in connection with the supply of light-emitting diode ...

Economics and politics of the Bangsamoro vote
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
The ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), contained in Republic Act No. 11054 that was enacted last ... Cotabato City used to be branded as the bombing and kidnap capital in central Mindanao," she noted. "We changed that... If not for ...

Courage and Mr. Sy
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
His story of being born in Fujian, China, and coming to the Philippines at age 12 to join his father who operated a sari-sari store in Quiapo, Manila ... the traffic and weather to get an ...

Telecommuting Act
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
President Rodrigo Duterte on December 20, 2018, signed into law Republic Act 11165 known as the "Telecommuting Act" also referred to as the "Work From Home" Law. This new law recognizes ...

Timings and delays
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
Obviously, passengers are dissatisfied whenever flights are delayed. In Philippine Airlines, some delays are attributable to external factors such as airport congestion, runway closures ...

Moving forward with Cipag
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
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Henry Sy Sr. led the professionalization of SM Group
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
Born on December 25, 1923, Sy is the founder and chairman of SM Prime Holdings Inc., the Philippine operator of the SM chain of malls in the country and in China.

MyTown to build dormitory in Bonifacio Global City
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
With the launch of MyTown Los Angeles, the brand aims to expand its network and tap the Ortigas central business district markets.

MVP Group eyes bigger role in e-vehicles
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
We continue to search for these potential partners." "But you know MVP. We take a look at a certain business, what are the requirements of business and there will be a time when we have to ...

Organized labor mourns passing of Henry Sy Sr.
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
The Banco de Oro Employees Association, which recently affiliated with ALU-TUCP, signed its five-year collective bargaining agreement with BDO management, chaired by Teresita Sy-Coson ...

MyTown to build dormitory in Bonifacio Global City
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
With the launch of MyTown Los Angeles, the brand aims to expand its network and tap the Ortigas central business district markets.

China slump hammers consumer spending
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
Jolted by the deepening slump, Xi and other leaders have pledged to help private business by cutting taxes and regulation. Premier Li Keqiang, the top economic official, met with bankers in ...

Network coverage in Cebu uphill
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
Virtually accessible in inclement weather, Barangay Bonbon and Barangay Guba are situated in the uphills of the Queen City of the South, and about an hour away from the central business district.

House approves bill allowing local universities to collaborate with FHEIs
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
The University of the Philippines remains the ... and colleges we have outside of Metro Manila, in Luzon, [the] Visayas and Mindanao," Salo said.

House approves bill allowing local universities to collaborate with FHEIs
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
"HB 8682 opens various ways for more of the top universities and colleges we have outside of Metro Manila, in Luzon, [the] Visayas and Mindanao," Salo said.

The past revisited
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
"For eventually, we come to hold our dearest possessions more closely than we hold our friends. We carry them from place to place, often at considerable expense and inconvenience... all the while, allowing memories to invest them with greater and greater ...

Facebook backs election integrity, AI initiatives in Germany
Reuters - 2019-01-20
MUNICH (Reuters) - Facebook has launched German initiatives to defend election integrity and examine the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), its operations chief said on Sunday, seeking to convince skeptics it is serious about privacy and democracy.

Liberalized imports seen killing off sugar industry
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
"We are a much bigger industry that has more to lose if our country opens its doors to open and direct importation than those in the food processing business who have been clamoring for the entry of imported sugar. With this new development, I urge the ...

PLDT in talks with tower companies
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
Globe Senior Vice-President for Corporate Communications Yoly C. Crisanto said in a text message early January that they have been in talks with several tower companies to tap for GTowers.

Stock brokerage firm seeks to attract retail investors
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
PAPA SECURITIES Corp. launched an online trading platform in a bid to attract more retail investors and increase the number of active traders in the local stock market. The stock brokerage firm formally unveiled last Friday P2P Trade Online, a trading ...

Meralco eyes partnerships with electric vehicle makers
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
Electric jeepneys operated by eSakay, Inc. started plying the route from Buendia-MRT station to Mandaluyong City Hall last December. -- VICTOR V. SAULON MANILA ELECTRIC Co. (Meralco) is considering a partnership with makers of electric vehicles as it aims ...

What is the digital outlook in 2019?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
He began by saying that, while business leaders usually have a solid strategy when it comes to the digital realm, we have to face the fact that "marketing in social media is an ever-moving ...

Henry Sy, a hero of Philippine capitalism
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
Until about the 1960s and 70s, Philippine business was dominated by the land-based and a few real estate wealthy families like the ... the richest people per country and for the Philippines, the numbers are a bit different from the above table.

2,628 passengers stranded in Visayas, Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- As of 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Tropical Depression Amang stranded a total of 2,628 passengers, 38 vessels, 222 rolling cargoes, and 8 motorbancas in Central Visayas, Northern ...

Globe beefs up WiFi in Tuguegarao
philstar.com - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Business, the enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, has entered into a strategic partnership with the city government of Tuguegarao to provide fast and reliable internet service.

Thousands join Kahimunan Festival in Butuan despite rain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
BUTUAN CITY -- Despite Storm Warning Signal No.1 being raised due to Tropical Depression Amang, thousands of people from different parts of the Caraga region and Northern Mindanao flocked to the ...

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