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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 ...

Govt urged to widen MPI scope, enhance poverty-appraisal system
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
IF the national government intends to come up with its own multidimensional poverty index (MPI), indicators other than health, education and living conditions should be included to come up with a ...

2018's privatized space race reached for asteroids, Mars
Upi.com - 2018-12-26
Dec. 26 (UPI) --It was a big year for space flight and exploration, as private companies kicked a 21st century space race into full gear. SpaceX launched 21 missions as others watched new vessels undergo testing and some escaped the Earth's atmosphere for ...

Chief compliance officers-need help...
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
In this case, the business executive still sees compliance as something other, something apart from his "real job." Another answer came from a compliance officer who handles investigations.

Co-working spaces seen to grow by 10% -- Colliers report
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-26
"In 2019, Colliers recommends and expects more aggressive and strategic land banking by developers around the first three stations in Quezon City. This could even extend to key cities in Northern Luzon such as San Jose del Monte in Bulacan which is ...

Landmark Deal
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-26
With two internships in wealth management also on her résumé, she is a prime candidate to get hired in the business world. The 2018 Olympic champion plans to put her off-ice-career on hold ...

AGI focuses on real estate expansion in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-26
The company will unveil the Ritz Carlton in 2020. The liquor business through Emperador, Inc. will introduce new products in 2019. The listed brandy firm launched The BaR Gin in the Philippines this year, while focusing on the expansion of its Emperador ...

DOTr working to improve screening, security procedures in airports
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) assures passengers airport security improvements are underway, in the light of a supposed advisory from the ...

Iloilo lawmaker, mayor to face charges for allegedly beating up policeman
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- A lawmaker and a town mayor from Iloilo may face charges for allegedly beating up a police officer. According to a report by Western Visayas police ...

Pediatric Concussion Recovery Varies by Age and Gender
Medscape - 2018-12-26
Concussions in children are a serious health concern because quality-of-life issues may remain for months, affecting school performance and other activities. After concussion, the natural progression of symptom change and recovery in children is still unclear.

Budget talks delaying passage of service incentive leave bill
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-26
but also on the cost of doing business and viability of micro and small enterprises," ECOP said in a position paper. ECOP proposed that the Department of Labor and Employment issue guidelines exempting small and micro enterprises based on each ...

The Verge 2018 tech report card: Facebook
The Verge - 2018-12-26
For Facebook, the year kicked off with the promise of a fresh start. "My personal challenge for 2018 is to focus on fixing these important issues," CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote, referring to the hate speech, foreign interference, and concerns over ...

ARMM takes a bow, ends on a high note
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-26
It crafted a massive and strategic development plan for the entire region. The ARMM also set up databases and institutionalized data-banking for its line agencies -- all unprecedented moves. Before Hataman, there were no clear lines or databases of ...

The necessity of lifelong learning
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-26
Happy New Year! Denver Bingski D. Daradar is an assistant professorial lecturer of the Management and Organization Department, Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business, De La Salle University.

U.N. convenes warring sides in Yemen's Hodeida
Rappler - 2018-12-26
Since then, the war has killed some 10,000 people, according to the World Health Organization, although human rights groups say the real death toll could be five times as high.

Generations of fighters | Bicol as hotbed of revolution
Davao Today - 2018-12-26
Guerrero explained that the NPA does not only fight their enemy but also help the masses in agricultural production, wage agrarian revolution, provide health services, build organs of political power, among others. His hair, beard and mustache already ...

DOTr vows strict Naia security after US travel advisory
Global Nation - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) assures passengers of its "utmost priority and attention" to security measures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA ...

'Usman' expected to intensify before making landfall -- PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- Tropical Depression Usman is still out at sea, but its effects are already being felt in the country, weather officials said Wednesday. In its ...

WATCH: Creative chicken feeding becomes online hit
Inquirer Technology - 2018-12-26
"In recent years, people concern more about health and pollution-free food become popular in the market, so I got the idea of starting the business," he said. "I spend all my saving of about ...

Insured, But Indebted: Couple Works 5 Jobs To Pay Off Medical Bills
NPR - 2018-12-26
Robert and Tiffany Cano of San Tan Valley, Ariz., have a new marriage, a new house and a 10-month-old son, Brody, who is delighted by his ability to blow raspberries. They also have a stack of medical bills that threatens to undermine it all. In the months ...

Tsunami survivors recall higher waves, louder rumbles, brighter lava from Anak Krakatau
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
PANDEGLANG, Banten, Indonesia -- For residents living on the west coast of Java Island, the eruptions that came from Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait prior to a tsunami that struck the area on ...

Feuding MILF groups agree to mediation
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- The deadly gunfights between two rival Moro Islamic Liberation Front groups in Datu Abdullah Sangki town have ceased after both agreed to let mediators intervene. The military said the hostilities between the rival groups--one ...

Perspective by Peter Long
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-26
One of my friends in the region, Peter Long, is an experienced organizer who has served ... A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he taught accounting in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for 25 years and is currently Chief Audit Executive of the Equicom ...

Albayalde: 6 listed as persons of interest in Batocabe slay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
LEGAZPI CITY -- Police investigators have established the identities of at least six persons of interest in the killing of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his security escort on Saturday in a ...

Truckloads of garbage hauled from Luneta Park after Christmas
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- Monsoon rains stopped in time for Christmas Day on Tuesday, but Luneta Park in Manila still got flooded following the holiday celebration--not with ...

CPP hits 'vast' military powers under Duterte regime
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- The communist group on its 50th anniversary slammed the Duterte administration for granting broad powers to the military but stressed that this ...

Investment banks see peso recovering in next 2 years
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Some investment banks see the peso rebounding strongly over the next two years as higher interest rates and easing inflation would help attract foreign inflows and support the local currency. In its Asia economic outlook, ANZ ...

Duterte to visit Batocabe's wake today
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Batocabe's remains are in Arcilla Hall at Bicol University and would remain there until his interment in the morning of December 31. The lawmaker and his security aide were shot dead Saturday ...

University of Cebu exec grants hundreds of students' Christmas wishes
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- University of Cebu Chancellor Candice Gotianuy gave away hundreds of Christmas gifts that students asked for before they went off for the holiday break. The chancellor opened up the call for wishes on her Facebook page on December 9.

Drug haul in Cebu City on Christmas Day: P42M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
CEBU CITY - Christmas Day drug busts netted for the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) a total of P42.1 million worth of shabu (crystal meth). Three drug personalities were likewise arrested in ...

4 alleged NPA rebels surrender on Christmas Eve
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines -- Four alleged members of the New People's Army said to be collecting "protection money" from farmers surrendered to the military on Christmas Eve to be with their families, the military said. The four NPAs, led by "Ka ...

DOH: 13 injured due to fireworks in 4-day span
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- At least 13 people were injured due to the use of firecrackers in a span of four days - from December 21 to December 25 - according to the ...

Political shakeup shows Duterte not in control - analyst
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- The unexpected power shift in Philippine politics after former President and now Pampanga 1st District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo rose to Speaker ...

'Usman' slightly intensifies, continues track towards Eastern Samar
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
PAGASA weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio also reiterated that the tropical depression is expected to further intensify before it makes landfall over Eastern Samar on Friday. "Inaasahan nating lalakas pa ang bagyong Usman bago mag-landfall sa Eastern ...

Japan to withdraw from IWC, resume commercial whaling in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
TOKYO -- Japan said Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling in July 2019, in a move expected to spark international criticism.

Christmas Day drug haul in Cebu City: P42M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
CEBU CITY - Christmas Day drug busts netted for the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) a total of P42.1 million worth of shabu (crystal meth). Three drug personalities were likewise arrested in ...

De Lima still has same Christmas wish: End EJKs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Two Christmases into detention, Senator Leila de Lima still has the same Christmas wish for the country -- to end the spate of violence, including extra-judicial killings ...

Communist group has 'nothing to celebrate,' AFP says
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) marks its 50th founding year Wednesday, but the military insists the group has "nothing to celebrate.

Indonesia asks people to avoid coast near erupting volcano
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
SUMUR, Indonesia -- Indonesian authorities are asking people near an island volcano to avoid the coast while eruptions and weather and sea conditions are monitored for tsunami risks. A tsunami ...

'Usman' expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar Friday -- PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- It may be a rainy New Year's Eve for Filipinos in some parts of Luzon as tropical depression "Usman" continues to intensify. In its 5 a.m. update ...

'Usman' may strengthen into tropical storm before Eastern Samar landfall
philstar.com - 2018-12-26
Moderate to heavy rains are expected over Eastern Visayas and the region of Bicol on Thursday and Friday, it added. The state weather bureau said that "Usman" is expected to weaken as it traverses over the Visayan landmass and will re-intensify as it exits ...

Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-26
WASHINGTON -- An eight-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in government custody on Tuesday, US Customs and Border Protection said, the second child fatality in US detention this month.

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