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Group asks SC to junk petitions vs. Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- A group of Islamic accountants and lawyers on Monday urged the Supreme Court to junk the ongoing petitions against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL ...

Traders told: Protect PHL from African swine fever
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-07
Cham noted that the World Organisation for Animal Health, or OIE, allows the "unhampered" trade of pork products from areas uninfected by diseases, such as ASF. "From a scientific ...

Exporters chafe at new delay in Ease of Doing Business I.R.R.
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-07
The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc ... nor when the draft IRR was transmitted by the Department of Trade and Industry to the Office of the President in October. Trade officials argued ...

Data governance-part of an effective compliance program
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-07
Therefore, strong data governance is essential in facilitating adherence to compliance requirements without slowing down business. Strong data governance aids in the efficient management of key ...

Study Suggests Alzheimer's Disease May Develop Differently In African-Americans
NPR - 2019-01-07
Scientists have found a biological clue that could help explain why African-Americans appear to be more vulnerable than white Americans to Alzheimer's disease. A study of 1,255 people, both black and white, found that cerebrospinal fluid from African ...

How flexible working space operators can distinguish themselves
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-07
provide information and technology, administrative, human resource, accounting, legal, and marketing services to their clients. Cushman & Wakefield expect flexible workspaces to continue its growth in the Philippines, with many operators adopting a hybrid ...

Infor unit recognized as leader, reliable, adaptable in business analytics study
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-07
VENTANA Research has named Infor Birst a leader in TCO/ROI, Reliability, and Adaptability in its 2018 Analytics and Business Intelligence Value Index. The assessment was in accordance with the ...

U.S. initiative warns firms of hacking by China, other countries
Reuters - 2019-01-07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday launched a drive to push U.S. firms to better protect their trade secrets from foreign hackers, following a slew of cases accusing individuals and companies of economic espionage for China.

WATCH: Black Nazarene devotees seek blessings during procession of replicas
Rappler - 2019-01-07
Young and old alike braved the heat and crowds as they prayed for health, stability, and renewed hope for the coming year. The Black Nazarene statue, crowned with thorns and bearing a cross, was brought to Manila by Augustinian priests in 1607. It is also ...

Palace urges Congress to set aside partisan politics, pass 2019 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
Malacañang on Monday called on Congress to set aside partisan politics and pass the P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the delay was ...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses Supreme Court session due to cancer recovery
YAHOO! - 2019-01-07
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses Supreme Court session due to cancer recovery originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recovering from surgery to remove two cancerous lesions from her left lung, will not attend ...

College student running away from dog dies after being hit by car
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A 20-year-old college student died last Friday, Jan. 4, after a car ran him over as he and three friends were running away from a dog chasing them in Barangay Holy Spirit ...

U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg to miss Monday's oral arguments
Reuters - 2019-01-07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be working from home and will not participate from the bench during the two scheduled oral arguments on Monday after undergoing surgery for lung cancer last month, a court ...

Cervical cancer screenings 'unacceptably low,' researchers say
Upi.com - 2019-01-07
Jan. 7 (UPI) --Cervical cancer screening rates for women may be much lower than previously reported, new research suggests. In 2016, fewer than two-thirds of women ages 30 to 65 kept up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings. That number compares to more ...

Kris Aquino's allergies complicate treatment for lupus
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
They're delaying the inevitable," she added. It can be recalled that Kris was travelling from the Philippines to Singapore last September when when she updated her fans regarding her health status via Instagram. "This is the truth. September 27 hindi ...

No Filipino affected by Mt. Etna eruption in Italy -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- No Filipino was affected by the eruption of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. In an advisory, the DFA said that ...

Trillanes camp mulls appeal of Makati court ruling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- After a Makati court upheld its arrest order against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, his camp said it will consider appealing the ruling before the higher courts. "We have ...

DepEd recalls letter on PNP memo on profiling teachers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has ordered the recall of a forwarding letter of a supposed police memorandum directing the inventory members of the Alliance of ...

Comelec disqualifies 40 senatorial aspirants
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The list of people wanting to become senator has been trimmed by 40. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James Jimenez said Monday among ...

NAPOLCOM revokes deputation, power over police of Guimbal Mayor Garin
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has withdrawn the deputation of an Iloilo mayor as its representative, stripping him of his power over the ...

PNP orders relief of intel officers amid teachers' group alleged profiling
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde on Monday said he has ordered the relief of intelligence officers over the "leak" of an ...

Makati court denies Trillanes' plea over rebellion case
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- A Makati court on Monday stood by its decision to reopen the rebellion case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and order his arrest in connection to ...

NCRPO issues new reminders for devotees ahead of Traslacion 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Authorities have issued new reminders to devotees of the Black Nazarene ahead of the annual Traslacion on Wednesday. In a statement issued by National Capital Region Police ...

Pirated DVD business struggles amid streaming trend in Indonesia
Inquirer - 2019-01-07
JAKARTA -- Several years back, movie buffs in Jakarta knew how to catch up with the latest episodes of their favorite TV series or box office movie: by going to pirated DVD sellers mushrooming in ...

S. Korea regains top spot in shipbuilding, but challenges remain in offshore drilling
Inquirer - 2019-01-07
SEOUL -- For the first time in seven years, South Korean shipbuilders regained the top spot in the global market share of shipbuilding orders. South Korean shipbuilders regained the top spot in ...

Thai officials get pat on the back for tropical storm response
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
"Even though this storm was very powerful and comparable to [1962] tropical storm Harriet, a good weather forecast system, as well as an advance disaster warning and evacuation, ensured there ...

13 surprising things that may increase your cancer risk
Business Insider - 2019-01-07
Taking care of your health means avoiding behaviors that could lead you to develop dangerous medical conditions such as cancer. Unfortunately, not all cancer-causing habits are obvious. Here are a few little things you're doing that might actually be ...

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large
Inquirer - 2019-01-07
The delegation includes agriculture ... and other technology. Trump wants Beijing to roll back initiatives like "Made in China 2025," which calls for the state-led creation of global ...

The US-China Business Environment Will Change Dramatically, Says Phil Zhu
International Business Times - 2019-01-07
The business and political relationship between the U.S. and China will dramatically change going forward and cross border mergers and acquisitions will become increasingly difficult, Phil Zhu, PhD and professor of international financial management at the ...

BSP approves PBB, ISBI merger
Inquirer - 2019-01-07
Yao group-led thrift bank Philippine Business Bank (PBB) has obtained approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to merge with rural bank Insular Savers Bank Inc. (ISBI), with the former as the ...

Pagasa sees fair weather on Nazarene feast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Fair weather with chances of isolated light rains is expected in Metro Manila on Wednesday, the Feast of Black Nazarene, the state weather bureau said. Weather specialist ...

House panel to subpoena DPWH officials in 'flood control scam' probe
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- Three senior officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will face lawmakers to shed light on the alleged multibillion-peso flood ...

Islamic accountants group asks SC to affirm legality of BOL
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Association of Islamic Accountants Inc. (PAIA) has asked the Supreme Court to affirm the legality of Republic Act 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

Anti-corruption body probes Labor Secretary Bello, ex-Customs commissioner Lapeña
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) is looking into complaints for alleged corruption filed against three members of President Rodrigo ...

Agri, infra damage due to 'Usman' climbs to P4.2 billion
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
Records also showed that a total of 152,246 families or 682,248 persons were affected by the weather disturbance. An estimated 13,161 families stayed in inside evacuation centers while 18,184 families are being served on outside evacuation centers.

Asian economies poised to take huge strides
Inquirer - 2019-01-07
There is no doubt that this momentum will continue," he said. David Morris, chair of the United Nations Asia Pacific Business Forum, agrees that Asia is now vitally important to the global economy.

LOOK: Kadamay members knock on NHA gates in QC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 200 members of urban poor group Kadamay demonstrated outside the National Housing Authority (NHA) main office along Elliptical Road in Quezon City on Monday.

Pagasa: 2 to 4 storms entering Phlilippines until June
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Two to four tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippines in the first half of the year, the state weather bureau said yesterday. Earlier the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

AKO BICOL eyes younger Batocabe to complete slain father's unexpired term
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The party-list group of slain Rep. Rodel Batocabe is eyeing his son, lawyer Justin Batocabe, to serve the remainder of his term in the House of ...

Cotabato honors blast victims
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Schools in this city have been ordered to raise the Philippine flag at half-mast for five days in sympathy with the victims of a recent bombing here. Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi said the move was meant to honor Jonathan Tasic ...

PACC probes 3 Cabinet members
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Three Cabinet members are currently being investigated by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), an official said on Monday. PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna ...

Traslacion 2019: What not to bring to the procession
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- With over five million people expected to swarm on the roads of Manila for the Feast of the Black Nazarene or Traslacion on Wednesday, the police has ...

Comelec to release list of candidates before Jan. 23
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday that it would release the official list of candidates for the May 2019 midterm elections before January 23. Comelec ...

BIR issues warning vs fake TIN IDs
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned the public against fraudulent individuals who issue or sell unauthorized or fake Tax Identification Number (TIN) cards. In an advisory posted on its website, the BIR advised the public ...

Brighter prospects seen for airline industry
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
For 2018, Cebu Pacific was targeting to fly 22 million passengers. Cebu Air Inc., operator of Cebu Pacific, however, reported a P518.4 million net loss in the third quarter of 2018 from a P42-million profit in the same period last year. The decline was ...

Travelers protest NAIA traffic
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Departing passengers yesterday complained of traffic jams at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) due to stricter inspection of vehicles. Travelers said they took more than an hour to get to the departure area of the NAIA ...

Government halts retrieval of Usman fatalities
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) chief Cedric Daep said retrieval operations in Albay are stopped during bad weather and resume when it turns fair. At least four persons remained missing in the municipality of Tiwi. Daep said ...

Court issues arrest warrant vs. Japanese gambling mogul
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) -- A Parañaque court issued Sunday an arrest warrant against Japanese gambling mogul Kazuo Okada. Parañaque Regional Trial Court Branch 257 named Okada ...

Chevron wins Wellness Company of the Year at Asia CEO Awards
Inquirer - 2019-01-07
Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI) recently won in the Asia CEO Awards 2018 as Wellness Company of the Year. Asia CEO Awards is the largest business awards event in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

PT&T partners with cybersecurity firm
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-07
PHILIPPINE TELEGRAPH and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) is boosting its enterprise business by teaming up with security solutions firm 5G Security, Inc. (5GS) to offer cybersecurity services to its customers. In a statement over the weekend, the listed company ...

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