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Verizon to roll out free robocall spam protection to all customers
ZDNet - 2019-01-24
Verizon announced today plans to roll out its spam and robocall detection and screening feature to all customers for free. The feature will be made available to all wireless and wired customers starting with March 2019, Verizon senior vice president of ...

6 dead in Luzon road mishaps
philstar.com - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Six persons died while nine others were injured in separate vehicular accidents in Cagayan, Isabela and Pangasinan on Wednesday. Erick Gealogo, 30, was declared dead on arrival at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center after a truck hit ...

Weapons, gadgets seized from foreigners in Bureau of Immigration jail raid
philstar.com - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Weapons, portable air conditioners and gadgets were among the contraband seized from foreigners detained at the Bureau of Immigration Warden Facility (BIWF) during a raid last Tuesday, an official said yesterday. BI agents and ...

Netflix Pacts With Hilton on Hotel In-Room Streaming -- But Only for Small Fraction of Rooms
YAHOO! - 2019-01-24
Netflix is streaming directly on TVs in select Hilton rooms, but for now only a few U.S. guests will be able to take advantage of the feature. Hilton is offering access to Netflix service in about 1,800 of its "Connected Rooms" in the United States ...

Manila Bay litterbugs face arrest
philstar.com - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is setting its sights on people and firms littering Manila Bay, an official said yesterday. Director Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO chief, said they are ironing out the details in ...

China firm investing in Makati subway
philstar.com - 2019-01-24
The company, formerly named IRC Properties Inc., would implement a six-month geo-testing that involves drilling small holes and getting soil and rock samples for analysis from at least 200 points along the proposed subway alignment. The move is part of ...

Torrent Recalls Six More Lots of Tainted Losartan Tablets
Medscape - 2019-01-24
In the ongoing saga of contaminated sartans, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited has expanded its voluntary recall of losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets to include six more lots, for a total of 16 lots of losartan-containing ...

Yemen gov't accuses rebels of violating Hodeida truce
Rappler - 2019-01-24
The Yemen conflict has killed some 10,000 people since a Saudi-led military coalition intervened in support of the beleaguered government in March 2015, according to the World Health Organization. Human rights groups say the real death toll could be five ...

Announcing the winner of the logo design contest for the 50th anniversary of Singapore-Philippine Relations
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
Singapore and the Philippines are celebrating 50 years of the establishment of our diplomatic relations in 2019. To kick-start a year of commemorative activities, the Singapore Embassy in Manila ...

Duty Free sets $220-million sales goal this year
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
Filipinos returning from business trips and holidays abroad, balikbayans, and overseas Filipino workers remained the largest buyers of duty-free goods in 2018, accounting for some $60 million (P3 ...

Mislatel franchise faces scrutiny
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
NTC Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba said Mislatel only lacks three requirements before it may be awarded the certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) and frequencies to start operations: its business plan, rollout plan and authentication of ...

Philippine corporate regulator joins IFIAR
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now a member of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), an organization that works toward advancing sustainable and high quality audit reports. In a statement issued Thursday, the SEC ...

B.S.P. seen to junk tightening stance as growth slows in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
"The Philippine business cycle-- measured as the trend cycle of growth rate for industry and services--eased for the third consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2018, but remained above ...

Packagers struggle with ban on plastic
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
The industry keeps on expanding, and it never declined," the business leader explained. He claimed the global value of packaging now stands at $1 trillion, which he said is proof that the ...

The current economic growth
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
Another problem was the move by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas raising interest rates, which made the cost of doing business higher by increasing the cost of borrowing money. Looking ahead ...

Envoy cites continuing Japanese investor confidence in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT--Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda said that Japanese investor confidence in Philippine business remains strong, as demonstrated by the expansion project of a ...

China Railway unit tapped to build $3.7-billion Makati City subway
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
PHILIPPINE Infradev Holdings, Inc. (formerly IRC Properties, Inc.) has inked a deal with China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. (CCECC) for its $3.7-billion Makati City Subway Project. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Thursday, the Antonio L.

BPI seals IT services agreement with IBM
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
"We are excited about helping one of the leading banks in South East Asia power its core IT infrastructure and bring new digital experiences with IBM Cloud in a secure and open environment to help prepare BPI for the future of banking," Mr. Jetter sai

Gojek in talks with Philippines, expects to be in market soon
The Straits Times - 2019-01-24
JAKARTA (REUTERS)- Indonesia's Gojek is in talks with Philippine authorities to get its ride-hailing service application reconsidered, after it was rejected this month by regulators, and hopes to be in the market soon, co-founder Kevin Aluwi said on ...

Envoy cites continuing Japanese investor confidence in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT--Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda said that Japanese investor confidence in Philippine business remains strong, as demonstrated by the expansion project of a ...

General Santos City exceeds target for renewal of business permits by 1,500
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
GENERAL SANTOS CITY--The city government processed some 9,104 business permits during the annual renewal and registration of new businesses this month, surpassing its target for the period.

Washington measles outbreak sparks emergency
Reuters - 2019-01-24
Officials in Clark County, Washington have declared a public health emergency amid a measles outbreak that has infected at least 23 people in the anti-vaccination hotspot. Linda So reports. Officials in Clark County, Washington have declared a public ...

Lithium may increase risk for kidney failure, study says
Upi.com - 2019-01-24
Jan. 24 (UPI) --A popular treatment for bipolar disorder may also cause kidney problems, a new study says. Lithium use has been shown to suppress a certain enzyme that protects the kidneys from failure, according to a study published Thursday in Nature ...

UM to host centerpiece athletics, 3 other events
Sun Star - 2019-01-24
THE University of Mindanao (UM) came to the rescue after the Davao City-University of the Philippines (UP ... Barangay Toril Gym (table tennis), Almendras Gym (boxing), Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School (chess), Tionko field (elementary ...

House approves on 2nd reading bill extending tourism enterprise perks
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
In House Bill No. 8083, or the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) Bill, the chamber proposed to gradually reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) to 20% from 30% and streamline incentives across all industries.

Asian stocks advance, driven by South Korean chipmakers
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-24
The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.5% to ... and South Korea left their key policy rates unchanged, as expected. The Philippines reported December quarter GDP growth that was a tad below estimates.

Business groups push enactment of rice tariffication bill
philstar.com - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Thirteen business ... In a joint statement, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Bankers Association of the Philippines, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Foundation for Economic Freedom, Investment ...

Philippines breaks tourism record in 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines welcomed a record 7.1 million tourists to its beaches and dive spots in 2018, despite its most famous resort Boracay being shut half the year to recover ...

ARMM provinces top voter turnout in BOL plebiscite
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines - Two provinces under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) recorded the highest voter turnout for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite, Commission on ...

Thanks to GPS, cops trace, kill 2 suspected holdup men in QC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Police said Thursday that two suspected holdup men who died in a shootout with lawmen in Quezon City were tracked through the global positioning system (GPS) of the ...

Philippines' PH Resorts Group Gets Regulatory Nod for $350 Million Share Offering
The New York Times - 2019-01-24
The Philippines is one of Asia's fastest-growing gambling markets, benefiting from the influx of foreign high rollers and restrictive gaming policies in neighbouring countries. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a notice issued on Thursday it ...

Arroyo requests P350M for urban poor housing in QC compound
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has asked the Senate-House conference on the 2019 national budget to provide P350 million for the acquisition of land titles of more ...

Ex-gov: Sulu wants out of Bangsamoro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
COTABATO CITY--After majority of the people of Sulu rejected the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), former Sulu governor Abdusakur Tan said they would want to be part of Zamboanga ...

Philippine posts weakest growth in 3 years, challenges loom
InterAksyon - 2019-01-24
A view of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, considered one of the country's central business district. A number of government offices are expected to move to the area in the next few years. (The STAR/Paulo Alcazaren) MANILA -- The Philippine economy has ...

DILG bars local officials from traveling during disasters
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 24) -- Local government officials are now barred from traveling abroad or out of town during typhoons and other disasters, the Department of Interior and ...

Trillanes questions Mislatel's bid with Dennis Uy's links to Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 24) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes on Thursday interrogated businessman Dennis Uy on his relationship with the President, speculating "preferential treatment ...

3 Maute terrorists killed in Lanao del Sur clash
philstar.com - 2019-01-24
LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- Three members of the Maute terror group that laid siege to Marawi City in 2017 were killed in an encounter with soldiers in this province Thursday. According to reports reaching the Police Regional Office-Autonomous Region in ...

Thousands of jobs in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Germany open for Filipinos - POEA
Global Nation - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of job opportunities in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Germany are for now open for Filipino workers, the Philippine Overseas Employment ...

Neda: Hanjin woes pose not much trouble to PH merchandise exports
Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillion told reporters Thursday that Neda was already discussing with the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) how they could help the employees to be displaced ...

Hontiveros slams lowering age of criminal liability
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal liability, whether it be nine or 12 years old, is "immoral, unscientific and ineffective," opposition Senator Risa ...

Filipino bishops to meet Pope Francis during 2019 pilgrimage to Rome
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino bishops would be meeting Pope Francis at The Vatican to report the state of their diocese as part of their pilgrimage to Rome this year, the Catholic Bishops ...

DOTr welcomes suggestion to extend MRT operating hours until midnight
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 24) -- The Transportation Department said it will consider the suggestion to extend train operating hours to accommodate more commuters. In a statement ...

Poe: NTC selection panel had lapses in examining Mislatel franchise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) selection committee had lapses in examining the franchise of the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel), which ...

Drilon: Mislatel franchise considered revoked for violating conditions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines - The franchise of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel) should have been revoked as the company had failed to comply with its provisions, Senator Franklin ...

In the Pink of Health
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
It took about a year for the FDA number to be released in the Philippines. Also in October 2018, Health Canada released the Natural Product Number (NPN) with claims of increased collagen ...

Aussies try to cool record heatwave with free beer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
ADELAIDE, Australia - Temperatures in southern Australian neared 48 degrees on Thursday, shattering previous records as sizzling citizens received free beer to help weather heatwave of historic ...

Dennis Uy admits close ties with Duterte, Cabinet members
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Uy confirmed all the names and contributions enumerated by the senator, including the financial assistance of his business partner, Efren Uy, board member of Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. Aside ...

Go-Jek in talks with Philippines, expects to be in market soon
Yahoo Finance - 2019-01-24
Jan 24 (Reuters) - Indonesia's Go-Jek is in talks with Philippine authorities to get ... Jek was mulling the purchase of JD.com's Indonesia business, Aluwi said they "had no near or medium plans ...

Dennis Uy attends Senate hearing on third telco
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 24) -- After failing to appear in previous congressional hearings, Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy finally made it to the third public hearing on the ...

CHR: Keep age of liability at 15
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 24) -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Congress should not amend the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act to lower the minimum age of criminal ...

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