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Samar lawmaker suspended
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has ordered Rep. Milagrosa Tan of the second district of Samar suspended in connection with the allegedly anomalous procurement of medicine and dental supplies when she was governor. In a resolution obtained by ...

OFW remittances jump to $21 billion- lawmaker
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The amount of money millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are sending home to their families is increasing and has reached more than $21 billion (more than P1 trillion), the lone representative of OFWs in Congress said yesterday.

Abu death toll in Sulu clash climbs to 7
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Authorities yesterday confirmed that the Abu Sayyaf death toll in a recent encounter in Patikul, Sulu has increased to seven from three as earlier reported. The clash on Minis Island on Dec. 13 also left a Marine trooper ...

More Boracay hotels cleared to operate
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Eleven more Boracay accommodation establishments have been cleared to operate on the island as the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) continues to give the go signal to compliant hotels. An updated list released by the ...

NPD seizes 133 loose firearms
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Northern Police District (NPD) confiscated 133 loose firearms in a weeklong intensified operation ahead of the holidays in northern Metro Manila. NPD director Chief Superintendent Rolando Anduyan led the presentation of the ...

Economy seen growing over 7% in 2019
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Nomura Securities Ltd. expects the Philippines to book faster economic expansion with gross domestic product (GDP) growing above seven percent next year amid the election-related spending boost. In its Asia 2019 Outlook, Nomura said ...

Caloocan businessman survives slay try
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A businessman in Caloocan survived an ambush attempt by motorcycle-riding assailants in Caloocan before dawn Friday. Rafael Santos, 45, was opening the gate of his residence at Maligaya Park Subdivision, Barangay 177, when two ...

Carpenter hacked over cabinet design
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A misunderstanding on the design of a cabinet led a 77-year-old man to attack a carpenter hired by his daughter in Marikina City Friday night, an official said yesterday. Amador Dumdum hacked Eusebio Bersamina on the back after the ...

Help keep rice prices down, LGUs urged
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Local government units (LGUs) have been urged to take steps to help the government keep rice prices low and ensure an ample supply of the grains. By providing fertilizers and seeds to farmers while buying their produce and selling ...

Aboitiz Power to build $28 million battery storage
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP), the joint venture of SN Power of Norway and Aboitiz Power Corp., plans to construct a $28-million battery energy storage system (BESS) at its Magat hydro electric power plant (HEPP). The facility will ...

Exciting future for SMC
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
"Everything will be interconnected," he said. Ang is also looking forward to increased business for the Manila North Harbor project, especially after ICTSI acquired a 50 percent stake. Once ICTSI completes the transaction which is still subject to ...

The emotional moment when a face transplant recipient thanks his donor's mother
YAHOO! - 2018-12-15
The emotional moment when a face transplant recipient thanks his donor's mother originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Since receiving his face transplant 10 months ago, Cameron Underwood has slowly but surely gotten comfortable being out and about in public.

Silent nights, quiet peril
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
THE Philippines has 95 children ... child deaths from preventable diseases. The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology ...

Power to the people
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
Right now, Francia said, the company is close to a 50-50 mix. Aboitiz Power Corp. also looks forward to a speedy permitting process. "We welcome any effort to facilitate ease of doing business ...

For big tobacco and brewers, grass is greener
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
Now, with recreational use legal in Canada and many states in the United States, big business is suddenly swooping in. Altria, the maker of Marlboro and other cigarettes, last week paid $1.8 ...

8 research, development grants for SMEs and universities get DOST nod
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
Hijo Resources Corp. with University of Southeastern Philippines; Santeh Feeds Corp. with the De La Salle University; Sugar and Ice Confections Inc. with the University of the Philippines-Los ...

Old school, old soul... a rebirth
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
An avid collector, Won started in this line of business selling online the excess records he got abroad to fund his hobby of, well, buying more records. He also found himself selling those he didn ...

Scenic adventures worthy of a repeat
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
Our gracious hosts, Jennifer Bagus, Members Engagement and Communications manager, and Nichie Torres, Business Development director, disclosed that the cove is a favorite for guests and ...

How Founder Gabrielle Claiborne Helps Foster Transgender And Non-Binary Inclusion In The Workplace
Forbes - 2018-12-15
When Gabrielle Claiborne came out as a transgender woman in 2010, she worried about what it would mean for her career. She had spent the past thirty years in the construction industry, owning and operating her own successful businesses, but she knew that ...

Death of 7-year-old on U.S. border raises questions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
WASHINGTON -- Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert.

PNP boosts security for Simbang Gabi
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- Churchgoers may notice more policemen during the nights of the traditional Simbang Gabi. In a press statement Saturday, Philippine National Police ...

The 10 startups in the US whose valuations are set to increase the most, according to over 500 founders
Business Insider - 2018-12-15
A lot can happen in the tech industry in a decade, but a recent survey of more than 500 startup founders shows that many are in agreement about which companies have a bright future ahead. The State of Startups survey, published annually by venture capital ...

WATCH: Duterte rings historic church bell in Balangiga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar--After 117 years merely on display abroad, one of the three Balangiga Bells finally tolled again in this quiet town. President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday afternoon rang ...

DTI-EMB launches PHL Export Guidebook 2018 for MSMEs
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-15
Legaspi and Anthony B. Rivera. The PEG 2018 is a simplified and updated reference on export business. It covers business basics from setting up companies to actual exporting. It contained export ...

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
PARIS -- Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after ...

Gov't orders unlocking of phones after lock-in period
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 15) -- Mobile phone users will get more legroom to choose their service providers after the government ordered a mandatory unlocking of mobile devices ...

22 predictions for social media in 2019
The Verge - 2018-12-15
The Interface is a daily column about the intersection of social media and democracy. Subscribe to the newsletter here. Just like that, 2018 has come to a close. I realize there are a few days left in the year, but the content industry is already well into ...

Historic church bells finally back home in Balangiga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar -- After 117 long years, the historic church bells of Balangiga in Eastern Samar were brought home to end one of the darkest chapters of history between the United States ...

The cofounder of $725 million cloud startup Mesosphere is stepping aside as CEO to make way for a Symantec veteran
Business Insider - 2018-12-15
Earlier this year, cloud startup Mesosphere raised $125 million, bringing its total funding to just shy of $250 million. That deal valued Mesosphere at $725 million, according to Bloomberg, up from $600 million in 2016. Now, Mesosphere co-founder Florian ...

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
PARIS, France -- Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Central Luzon crimes down by 22 percent
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga-Crimes in Central Luzon have gone down by 22 percent based on a week-to-week period from November 26 to December 2, and December 3 to 9, said Chief Supt. Joel Coronel ...

Solon alleges at least ?550-M infra projects linked to budget chief's in-laws
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- The solon who questioned Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for insertions in the 2019 budget said at least ?550 million worth of infrastructure ...

Crime lab says plastic sachets from Naga drug den contain shabu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The plastic sachets seized during a raid at a drug den in Naga City, where the son of Nicanor Faeldon was arrested, were proven to contain shabu following the conduct of ...

CebGo announces canceled flights
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines-In anticipation of a bad weather condition across the country, CebGo announced on Saturday the cancelation of six local flights for three days. In an advisory, the airline ...

Facebook reveals bug exposed 6.8 million users' photos
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
(CNN) -- Facebook announced on Friday that the social network had exposed the private photos of millions of users without their permission. The company said a bug recently allowed third-party app ...

Cold front to bring clouds, rain over Southern Luzon, Visayas -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The tail-end of a cold front will affect the eastern section of Southern Luzon and the Visayas, the weather bureau said on Saturday. The Bicol region and Eastern Visayas ...

Fuel excise tax to have minimal impact on 2019 inflation - BSP
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- Prices may remain stable despite the additional ?2 fuel excise tax next year, a central bank official said Friday. In an interview on CNN ...

PH balance of payments more than double its deficit in Q3 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- The Philippines continued to spend more than it earned in the third quarter, more than double the deficit it posted for the same quarter last year.

Separate cash subsidy program for farmers, fishermen sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-14
Marcos, who is running for senator, said farmers and fishermen "are the most vulnerable" among the poor because of the effects of weather. "No harvest, no catch, no income during storms ...

North Luzon Airport Consortium seen to bag Clark airport deal
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
Michael Romero and Zest-O founder Alfredo Yao. Other interested parties included Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and Megawide Construction Corp., a part of the group that operates the Mactan Cebu ...

DICT moves to help subscribers unlock mobile phones
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is making it easier for consumers to switch mobile providers ahead of the entry of a third telco player. The DICT publicized a ...

Sta. Lucia Land unveils Lakewood Country Club
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
The picturesque view of the Lakewood Country Club served as the perfect backdrop for the recently held Family Day last Nov. 24 at The Villages at Lakewood City. Premier property developer Sta.

Brighter days ahead for Suntrust Properties
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
It has been a truly fruitful year for Suntrust Properties Inc. This trusted property developer is close to hitting its sales target for the year and has further expanded its portfolio with the ...

An extra hand for your construction, renovation needs
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
Despite the ever increasing preference for high rise condominiums, there remains a significant market for the traditional house and lot. For those who seek bigger spaces, wider lawns and the ...

Iconic, future-ready residential tower to rise in bustling Makati
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
In the Philippines, key cities and central business districts (CBDs ... premium grade offices, a hospital, schools, and churches, among other institutions. Clearly, there are benefits to living ...

Philippine economy to remain resilient -- NEDA
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine economy is expected to remain resilient amid an expected slowdown in the global economy next year, bouyed by increased spending on infrastructure that is already gaining momentum, according to the National Economic ...

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see U.S. security approval for deal after Huawei concessions-sources
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-14
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp expect their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies ...

BSP sees higher current account deficit for 2018
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
Likewise, the growth in remittances is also expected to ease to three percent for 2018 and 2019. Both business process outsourcing (BPO) and tourism receipts are expected to grow strongly. On the other hand, Lapid said foreign direct investment (FDI ...

Every part of this fully functional electric motorbike was 3D printed
Mashable - 2018-12-14
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 ...

Lululemon Calls Out Fake Account Claiming to Recruit Brand Ambassadors
YAHOO! - 2018-12-14
An Instagram account falsely claiming that Lululemon Athletica was in the hunt for 150 brand ambassadors for an upcoming campaign has been shut down. The athletic apparel retailer took to social media to denounce the profile named "Lulurecruitment ...

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