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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 - 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 ...

Which Big Pharma Stocks Lose Most in a War on Drug Price Hikes?
Yahoo Finance - 2019-01-20
A battle is brewing for big pharma. Last year, several major pharmaceutical companies agreed to freeze price hikes on prescription drugs after coming under heavy pressure from the Trump ...

Medical Students Push For More LGBT Health Training To Address Disparities
NPR - 2019-01-20
When Sarah Spiegel was in her first year at New York Medical College in 2016, she sat in a lecture hall watching a BuzzFeed video about what it's like to be an intersex or a transgender person. "It was a good video, but it felt inadequate for the education ...

Could The 10-Year Challenge Be Putting Your Data At Risk?
NPR - 2019-01-20
In the latest social media craze, people are sharing photos comparing how they looked 10 years ago with how they look today. Dubbed the "10-Year Challenge," the viral fad has attracted everyone from celebrities like Mariah Carey and Justin Baldoni, to ...

DFA urges Filipinos in US to take precautions vs winter storm
Global Nation - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised Filipinos living in the United States, particularly in the Midwest and Northeast Region, to take precautions against a ...

NEA allots P165 million for renewable energy - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) is allotting P165 million this year for renewable projects this year. The projects include the installation of 5,000 solar home systems in rural areas. Pushing for renewable ...

Peace advocate: BOL won't solve Mindanao's problems overnight
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- The president of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy says the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is not a quick fix for the problems of Mindanao.

Robredo: Help young offenders instead of punishing them
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- With the House of Representatives ready to tackle the bill lowering the age of criminal liability from 15 to 9, Vice President Leni Robredo called on lawmakers to help ...

Sotto: Pacquiao still does his job as a senator
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- After boxing champ and Senator Manny Pacquiao won against American Adrien Broner in a world welterweight bout, Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III quashed ...

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 73
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico -- An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 73 people after hundreds swarmed to the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline amid a government ...

LIVE Updates: Sinulog Festival 2019 - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu City is celebrating the annual Sinulog Festival anew on Sunday. This festival is being held every third Sunday of January. Cebu is the center of the Sto. Niño Catholic celebrations around the country. Local and foreign ...

East Asian partners facilitate Asean travel
Global Nation - 2019-01-20
HA LONG, Vietnam -- South Korea will continue work on visas so that more people from Asean countries can easily make a visit, said Yu Byungchae, director general of the tourism industry policy ...

MILF Commander Bravo asks Lanao del Norte voters to support Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- A top commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is calling on people from Lanao del Norte to throw their support behind the Bangsamoro ...

Albay braces for 'Amang' downpour
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- Several cities and municipalities in Albay province have issued measures to prepare for heavy rainfall due to Tropical Depression "Amang." The ...

Taiwan's traditional medicine stores struggle on life support
Rappler - 2019-01-20
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese law that is killing off the industry. At the back of her shop ...

DSWD role crucial with lower age of criminal liability - solon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
Herrera-Dy said that "every city and town must have a DSWD protection center for minors or an accredited reception center and that the Philippine National ... special training for social workers ...

Gutoc on lowering age of criminal liability: Punish adults who exploit children
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Adults who exploit children should be held liable for their crimes instead of the children who were used for criminal activities. This was the call on Sunday of youth ...

Peso seen falling to 54:$1 as polls near - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The peso is expected to weaken further for the seventh straight year in 2019 to 54 to $1 due to the impact of the mid-term elections, investment bank DBS said. The peso is forecast to shed another 2.5 percent after emerging as the ...

Flights canceled on Sunday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines - Local flights were canceled on Sunday due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said. In an advisory, the Miaa said the following domestic ...

Sto. Niño hope for Filipinos - Cebu archbishop
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
CEBU CITY -- You are not alone. This was the message conveyed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Cebuanos celebrated the feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu on Sunday. Amid obstacles and problems, the ...

TD 'Amang' to make landfall in Surigao del Norte, signal no. 1 up in some areas
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-20
the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tropical Depression "Amang" will make landfall over Surigao del Norte-Siargao Islands between Sunday ...

Cebu readies mobile jail for unruly Sinulog revelers - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Revelers and spectators who will misbehave during and after the 39th Sinulog Grand Parade today will be locked up in a bus that was converted into a mobile jail, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña warned yesterday. On his Facebook ...

Jhack Tepora way overweight - 2019-01-20
No title will be at stake when Ruiz and Guevarra slug it out for 10 rounds. Tepora blamed the very cold weather for his failure. He was to receive $50,000 but might go home empty-handed. His fate is up in the air.

Spanish rescuers drill tunnel to search for toddler down well
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
MADRID, Spain - Rescuers searching for a toddler trapped for a week in a well in southern Spain began drilling a tunnel on Saturday, in the latest bid to reach the boy as part of a massive ...

Netflix is burning through cash. This can't last forever
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-20
(CNN) -- Netflix is winning the streaming wars by burning staggering amounts of cash. To pay for blockbuster original hits like "Bird Box," "House of Cards" and "Ozark," Netflix (NFLX) burned ...

Daraga mayor asks Comelec to deny party's withdrawal of support for his re-election bid
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- The mayor tagged as the 'mastermind' in the killing of AKO-BICOL Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe asked the Commission on Elections ...

5 Pangasinan areas red tide-free - 2019-01-19
Local government units have been advised to require their market inspectors, quarantine officers and administrators to demand from traders auxiliary invoices issued from the point of origin of the shellfish and other fishery products. Aside from the ...

Challenge after BOL ratification: MILF to decommission arms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-19
SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao -- The Moro islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will begin to decommission thousands of weapons after the ratification of the law that will establish broader autonomy for ...

House bill lower age of criminal liability
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-19
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has joined local and international child rights ... To protect children from criminal gangs, the government "must go after these syndicates and ensure ...

Sri Lanka president: Respect Duterte war on drugs
Global Nation - 2019-01-19
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena spent the last day of his five-day state visit to the Philippines at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, getting ...

Hanjin woes hurt small businesses
Inquirer - 2019-01-19
CASTILLEJOS, Zambales -- Owners of small businesses catering mostly to workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines have closed shop as the South Korean shipbuilding company ...

Lacson: Name lawmakers, changes in budget bicam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-19
Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Saturday suggested that the bicameral conference committee on the proposed 2019 national budget be made transparent by identifying the lawmakers and the amendments they ...

Blind leads the blind in computer literacy
Inquirer - 2019-01-19
The training manual was launched at the recent "We Can Do I.T." Employers Forum held in Makati City. An online job portal,, was also introduced for persons with disability ...

Google Hardware Blitz Coming: Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 4, And Smartwatch -- Leaks, Specs, Price
Forbes - 2019-01-19
Google is quickly becoming a high-profile device manufacturer despite its pure software origins. And it may be readying a blitz of new devices in 2019. Depending on the day, Google has a larger market cap (about $767 billion as of Friday) than Apple and a ...

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