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Alert level 2 still up over Mayon Volcano after volcanic earthquake
philstar.com - 2018-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Thursday morning said it is maintaining the alert level status of Mount Mayon in central Albay province to level 2 after it recorded volcanic earthquake. "Alert Level 2 ...

Globe Telecom holds Boracay workshop on marine conservation and sustainable business practices
Inquirer - 2018-12-27
The first effort was held in July for teachers, student leaders, and local government unit officials. Globe Telecom has committed to contribute to 10 UN Sustainable Development Goals which include ...

NDRRMC urges preemptive evacuation in 2,700 barangays
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-27
The blue alert level means NDRRMC personnel will monitor the possible effects of the weather and ensure swift coordination among concerned agencies. "May karagdagang mga ayuda coming from the ...

MMDA eyes narrower Edsa lanes to add one more
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing to narrow the existing lanes in Edsa to be able to squeeze in an additional lane as a means of easing traffic ...

Forget New Year's health goals, try 'Monday resolutions' instead
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-27
(CNN) -- With the end of the year approaching, it's not uncommon to start thinking about health goals for the new year, like losing weight, eating healthier, exercising and quitting smoking.

Markets are full of angst as Wall Street returns from Christmas break
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-27
In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei swung between gains and losses Wednesday before closing up nearly 1% ... the Trump administration's trade war with China and the unpredictability surrounding ...

Muted trading push stocks in the red following U.S. Christmas plunge
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- Stocks dipped into red territory after Christmas, following the plunge in global markets. Trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) closed at ...

Signal number 1 raised over Eastern Samar, parts of Visayas ahead of 'Usman' landfall
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) -- Storm signal number 1 was raised over Eastern Samar and several other parts of the Visayas a day before Tropical Depression Usman's projected landfall.

Joy Belmonte hopes for zero firecracker-injuries
philstar.com - 2018-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday reminded residents of the existing ban on the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in public places. Belmonte urged the public to celebrate the New Year safely by doing away with ...

Duterte raises bounty for killer of party-list Rep. Batocabe
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27 ... He made the announcement during Batocabe's wake at Bicol University in Daraga, Albay. He condoled with the slain solon's widow Gertie.

Wall Street notches best day in 10 years in holiday rebound
Inquirer - 2018-12-26
WASHINGTON -- Wall Street notched its best day in 10 years as stocks rallied back Wednesday, giving some post-Christmas hope to a market that has otherwise been battered this December. The Dow ...

DND: Special military, police forces on 6-month deployment only
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
The special military and police forces to be deployed to the Bicol region, Samar, Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental will not stay longer than six months in the rebel-infested areas, according ...

Economy seen faring better in 2019
Inquirer - 2018-12-26
After a very challenging 2018, the coming year is seen to be much better for the Philippine macroeconomy ... by independent think tank Stratbase ADR Institute in Makati City.

Stock index weakens in slow trading
Inquirer - 2018-12-26
Ayala Land, Ayala Corp., Metrobank, URC, Aboitiz Power, Meralco and Metro Pacific all slipped. On the other hand, SM Prime and BPI both gained more than 1 percent. SM Investments and PLDT both ...

Three low-hanging fruits for 2019
Inquirer - 2018-12-26
private business sector and civil society. This is because, with less than a P1 million annual budget per basin, there are no full time personnel, no dedicated equipment and operational expenses ...

Concerns over Trabaho bill revival grip firms
Inquirer - 2018-12-26
And so, although a divisive tax package failed to get passed this year, some members of the business community have not let go of their concerns over the measure since the bill will just likely be ...

Agriculture sector in need of meaningful reforms
Inquirer - 2018-12-26
Disasters, both natural and man-made, crippled the agriculture sector this year. On one hand, typhoons ravaged agricultural crops worth billions of pesos. On the other, local producers and ...

Philippine payment apps bank on Alibaba and Tencent for growth
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-12-26
a notorious problem in the Philippines. One of the doubters is 28-year old chemical engineer Diamaden Salinding, Jr., who is among the 64% of Filipinos who has a bank account but prefers cash.

DOTr to consortium: Solve PITx operational issues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ordered the operator of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx) to address several issues hounding the landport. In his letter, Transport ...

Not-so-merry Christmas for 21 Chinese illegal workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
It was not at all a merry Christmas for 21 Chinese nationals arrested recently by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for illegally working as vendors at two shopping malls in Pasay City. The ...

Philippine e-payment apps bank on Alibaba and Tencent for growth
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-12-26
MANILA -- In early December, employees of Philippine financial technology ... to bring more people into the financial system and boost economic growth. Only 34.5% of adult Filipinos have bank ...

Digitalization brings prosperity for all
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
Greater access to market is another benefit, with digitalization paving the way for online platforms that allow even the smallest business players to become more competitive. In the US, they have Amazon; here we have Lazada and Shopee, among others.

Iloilo rep, town mayor face charges for alleged mauling of cop
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines (Corrected 8:10 p.m.) --The regional police office in the Western Visayas will file charges against Rep. Richard Garin Jr. (Iloilo, 1st District) and his father Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin for allegedly beating up a uniformed police ...

MPTC tollway unit secures P24.2-billion loan from local banks
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MPTC is the road infrastructure arm of conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. which also operates the North Luzon Expressway, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, and is currently constructing the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway.

NIA, MWSS partner for Bulacan water project
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) have agreed to undertake projects to address possible water and food security problems in Metro Manila and nearby areas.

Cement imports imperil 42,000 Filipino jobs
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Local cement manufacturers are poised to employ some 400,000 Filipinos, directly and indirectly, by 2030 should a favorable business environment and enough government support allow them to sustain growth. Based on data from the ...

Tropical depression Usman to dump rains in Metro Manila, other parts of country
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical depression Usman is expected to dump rains in many parts of the country, including Metro Manila, in the next three days, the state weather bureau warned yesterday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Petition calls on Disney to drop 'Hakuna Matata' trademark
Mashable - 2018-12-26
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

Red tide alert still up in Pampanga, Bataan
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines -- The shellfish ban in Pampanga and Bataan remains, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) alerted the public yesterday. Shellfish samples collected from the coastal waters of Bataan and Pampanga tested ...

Anti-malnutrition law needs funds
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
"I am hopeful that the amount needed to carry out the mandate of this new measure would be included in the proposed 2019 budgets of the implementing agencies, including the Department of Health, considering that the 2019 General Appropriations Bill will ...

Fires hit Cebu, Rizal; 3 kids die
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Three children died in fires that hit Cebu City on Tuesday and Rizal yesterday. A 12-year-old boy died and at least 444 houses were destroyed, affecting 593 families or 2,574 individuals, when a fire broke out in Barangay Duljo ...

Yearender: Church still favorite whipping boy
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
The Church has condemned the supposed extrajudicial killings tied to the anti-drug crackdown and has called for respect for the sanctity of life. To raise awareness ... a public administration professor at the University of the Philippines, said the ...

Iloilo lawmaker, mayor face raps for beating up cop
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A congressman of Iloilo and his father, a town mayor, are in hot water for allegedly beating up a police officer yesterday. Iloilo first district Rep. Oscar Garin Jr. faces charges for physical injuries, alarm and scandal, direct ...

A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students with the snap of a photo is now worth $3 billion
Business Insider - 2018-12-26
A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students when they take a picture, Yuanfudao, has raised $300 million and is now valued at $3 billion, according to a TechCrunch report. Yuanfudao's latest round was reportedly led by Tencent, the ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital
NPR - 2018-12-26
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Christmas Day following a surgery for early stage lunch cancer, according to a Supreme Court spokesperson. Ginsburg is now "recuperating at home," after doctors at Memorial Sloan ...

NASA's New Horizons poised for New Year's Kuiper Belt flyby
Upi.com - 2018-12-26
Dec. 26 (UPI) --NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is making its final approach to the Kuiper Belt, with plans to perform a historic flyby of Ultima Thule on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day -- the farthest planetary flyby in human history. "Our team feels ...

Fintech Unicorn Brex Considers Brazil Launch
Forbes - 2018-12-26
Brazil is a possible future destination for financial services startup Brex - even if that is unlikely to happen in the short-term. The fintech led by 23-year-old Henrique Dubugras and 22-year old Pedro Franceschi provides a corporate credit card for ...

Anyone who needs an alarm clock to wake up for work is 'out of sync' with their body, and some companies are realizing it's a major problem
Business Insider - 2018-12-26
An article in The New York Times highlights a recent trend among companies across the globe: allowing employees to tweak their schedules based on when they work best. One expert, Céline Vetter, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado at ...

The 11 most tech-friendly airlines in the world
Business Insider - 2018-12-26
As connectivity becomes an increasingly integral part of modern life, so has the need to remain connected to the outside world while we fly. Traveloka, an Indonesian digital travel-booking platform compiled a list of the most tech-friendly airlines in the ...

The Highest-Profile Executive Exits Of 2018 - A Photo Gallery
YAHOO! - 2018-12-26
Anyone working at high levels in Hollywood or the media business understands there is always a trapdoor under their feet. In 2018, however, that door swung open with remarkable swiftness and frequency -- a byproduct of how high the stakes are in terms of ...

Opioid abuse up in people who need heart surgery, increasing risk of complications
Reuters - 2018-12-26
(Reuters Health) - The proportion of U.S. heart surgery patients with opioid use disorders has surged in recent years, and a new study suggests addicts are much more likely to develop major surgery complications. Prolonged opioid use is associated with an ...

Production spurred by infrastructure build expected to propel Philippines up ranks of biggest economies
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-26
According to the annual World Economic League Table (WELT) report produced by Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), the Philippines is expected to be the 22 nd among 193 major economies by 2033, from 40 th this year. The Philippines will fare ...

Saturn is officially losing its rings -- and they're disappearing much faster than scientists had anticipated
Business Insider - 2018-12-26
If you were to pick Saturn out of a lineup you'd probably recognize it by its iconic rings. They're the biggest, brightest rings in our solar system. Extending over 280,000 km from the planet; wide enough to fit 6 Earths in a row. But Saturn won't always ...

China stops processing visas of PHL tour groups
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
Cato, messaging from New York, said "the Department will first have to validate the information provided by Business Mirror," before issuing a statement on the matter. The BusinessMirror ...

Signal number 1 raised as 'Usman' keeps strength
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- Storm signal number 1 was raised over several areas as Tropical Depression Usman continues to move closer to the country. In its latest update, the ...

Compostela Valley today, Davao de Oro tomorrow
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
He said the Davao de Oro name would bring the tagline, "The Living Treasure," with its wealth attracting national business and investment when it landed 30th in 2017 among 67 provinces ranked ...

Another multimillion-peso irregularity exposed, this time involving the PPA
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
In trying to remedy the situation, as early as February, an association of port stakeholders--the Aduana Business Club Inc (ABCI)--wrote a letter to PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago ...

Consumer groups exhort govt to oversee third telco system
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
which will supposedly provide competition and break the duopoly of Globe Telecommunications and the Smart-PLDT companies. Consumer network Samahan at Ugnayan ng mga Konsyumer para sa Ikauunlad ...

DOTr defers Metro subway construction to Q1 2019
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
The underground mass-transportation system will connect major business districts and government centers. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is now studying the possibility of ...

PamCham lauds BCDA for fast O&M deal of Clark airport
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
also composed of the Filinvest Development Corp., JG Summit Holdings Inc. and Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc., assures the chamber that the best airport service and VIP passenger ...

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