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Enforcing gender equality in the workplace
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-17
Insular Life joins the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) as its newest member company. Insular Life is the first Filipino life-insurance company to be part of the ...

Catriona Gray from the Philippines Crowned Miss Universe
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-17
She supports Love Yourself Philippines, an organization that offers ... Topics ranged from female health care, the environment, ethnic minorities, body positivity, and cultural diversities.

8 Filipinos rescued from human trafficking at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Eight Filipinos leaving for Cyprus guised as tourists were saved by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) from suspected human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International ...

Silent nights: The first Christmas without them
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- During past Christmas days, after celebrating mass in the communities where he had been assigned, Father Mark Ventura would come home to his family and give each ...

House rude to Diokno? Just 'check and balance' says Suarez
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) -- A House leader said Monday they are just doing their job under a check and balance system in grilling Budget Secretary Ben Diokno during its ...

Enabling innovation through technology
Inquirer - 2018-12-17
However, we decided to let go of that expense in favor of a better system," he adds. Globe Telecom also recently signed a three-year deal with SAP for solutions aimed at digitalizing its finance ...

Voters hungry for reasonable politicians - ex-SolGen Hilbay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
Florin Hilbay, the former top government lawyer who went toe-to-toe with adversaries before the Supreme Court and won, is girding for his fiercest battle yet. This one will play out not before the ...

Risks to economic growth abound
Inquirer - 2018-12-16
The economic team has warned that the budget deficit cap may be breached if Congress will not pass the proposed tax reform package 1B, which includes the lifting of bank secrecy for taxation ...

SEC ruling favors Okada Manila backdoor listing plan
Inquirer - 2018-12-16
A unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected a petition to stop the proposed backdoor-listing of Okada Manila through Asiabest Group International Inc. (ABG) as two factions ...

Air fares seen declining next year
philstar.com - 2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Passengers could see lower air fares starting next year as the applicable fuel surcharge level allowed to be imposed by airlines dropped a notch because of declining jet fuel prices. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said in its ...

HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies at 35
YAHOO! - 2018-12-16
Colin Kroll, co-founder of the Vine video app and the HQ Trivia game, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment early Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, Variety has confirmed. He was 35. New York Police Department officers responded at 12:18 a.m. Sunday ...

Transparency in Medical Journals
The New York Times - 2018-12-16
The Sarah Cannon Research Institute, based in Nashville, received nearly $8 million in payments from drug companies on behalf of its president for clinical operations, Dr. Howard Burris, largely for research work. Dozens of his articles published in ...

The writ of habeas data
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-16
business community, leftist groups, government officials-yellow group, media ABB/PDI/Rappler, among others. There is a legal remedy for those in the list--it is the writ of habeas data ...

Bayad Connect offers payment solution to Paleco subscribers
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-16
THE Philippine National Bank (PNB) has tied up with CIS Bayad Center Inc. (Bayad Center) to offer an economical payment solution to over 100,000 subscribers of Palawan Electric Cooperative (Paleco).

Health is wealth even when it comes to your skin
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-16
If you have dry, sensitive skin, chances are you have used or are currently using Cetaphil cleanser and lotion. I used to go for a different brand but switched to Cetaphil around four years ago.

Financial digitization is the hope of the future
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-16
Espenilla, Jr. sees the situation. Considering the typical and inflexible traditional banking globally, it is not surprising that various alternative lending sources are rapidly growing in the country with a prevailing number of online services.

For whom the bells toll
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-16
President Duterte attended the handover of the bells ... Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

Poverty database bill filed in Senate
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-16
Senate Bill No. 2132, filed on Dec. 10, seeks to institute a poverty data collection system in every local government unit (LGU) with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) as the lead national agency in charge. Under the bill, LGUs will serve as the ...

CTA dismisses PSALM appeal on P3.81-B tax deficiency
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-16
PD 242 requires all disputes between government agencies including GOCCs to be settled or adjudicated by the Secretary of Justice, Solicitor General or the Government Corporate Counsel, depending on the issues at hand. PSALM was assessed by the Bureau of ...

'Bleed Out' Shows How Medical Errors Can Have Life-Changing Consequences
NPR - 2018-12-16
In 2009, Steve Burrows' mom, Judie, went in for hip replacement surgery. She came out with brain damage and mobility issues after a weeks-long coma that would change her and her family's life. In the new HBO documentary Bleed Out -- Burrows, a filmmaker ...

Priest: Presidential staff only followed program for Balangiga bells' turnover
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 16) -- The parish priest of the Balangiga bells' home church clarified what really happened during the turnover ceremonies on Saturday. Rev. Fr. Serafin ...

50 years have passed since NASA's Apollo 8 mission circled the moon for the first time -- here is every Apollo mission explained
Business Insider - 2018-12-16
Nearly 50 years have passed since NASA's Apollo 8 mission orbited the moon for the first time in history. On December 21, 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, William Anders, and James Lovell left the Kennedy Space Center to fly around the moon. They spent 20 ...

535 street beggars rescued during holiday season -- NCRPO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 500 indigenous individuals begging on the streets this Christmas holiday were rescued by authorities following various operations that were conducted around Metro ...

CebGo flights canceled due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
CebGo flights to and from Tablas Island in Romblon were canceled on Sunday due to bad weather, according to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). In an advisory, the MIAA said the ...

Andaya: Former Cabinet member involved in pork 'parking scheme'
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 16) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said a former Cabinet member running in the midterm elections was involved in so-called "parking scheme" in ...

Navy ship rescues 2 teens from capsized banca off Balangiga
philstar.com - 2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Naval Forces Central rescued two teens in the coastal waters of Balangiga, Eastern Samar on Saturday, the Philippine Navy unit in the Visayas said. According to a press release, duty personnel of the BRP Abraham Campo (PC 396 ...

Expect 20 kph travel speed on Edsa during holiday season -- Nebrija
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Commuters passing along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) should not expect to have a fast and smooth drive during the Christmas holiday. This was the claim of newly ...

Coco millers to buy copra from farmers at P24/kilo
philstar.com - 2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Local coconut oil millers are set to buy directly from copra farmers amid the continued drop in mill gate prices of the commodity. In a recent dialogue with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, coconut oil millers agreed to buy ...

Banana firms mull corporate rice farming
philstar.com - 2018-12-16
The DA will form a technical working group to pursue the banana industry ... Areas identified in the Southern Swing initiative are Samar, Western Visayas, Mindoro and Palawan, Central Mindanao, Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon and Zamboanga Peninsula.

Affordable well-milled rice now available at Robinsons Supermarkets
philstar.com - 2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumers can now purchase well-milled rice and sugar at a fixed price at Robinsons Supermarkets under a program being implemented by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA). Under the ...

France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum on decisive weekend
philstar.com - 2018-12-16
The package of tax and minimum wage measures for low-income workers, coupled with bitter winter weather this weekend, appeared to have helped bring calm to the country after more than a month of clashes and disruption. France was also hit by a fresh deadly ...

Tightened security for Simbang Gabi only a preventive measure -- Albayalde
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde has clarified that the intensified security measures placed as Catholics take part in Aguinaldo ...

PDEA nabs 4 in Cotabato City anti-drug operations
philstar.com - 2018-12-16
COTABATO CITY -- Authorities expect more arrests after the fall of four major suppliers in separate entrapment operations in the city last week. "We are optimistic the detained suspects will help us locate their accomplices," Juvenal Azurin, director of ...

Nations agree on milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty
philstar.com - 2018-12-16
"It has been a long road. We did our best to leave no one behind." But states already dealing with devastating floods, droughts and extreme weather made worse by climate change said the package agreed in the mining city of Katowice lacked the bold ambition ...

Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
MOSCOW -- Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music.

Cold front sweeping across parts of Southern Luzon, Visayas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
Pagasa warned residents for possible flashfloods and landslides could be expected due to the said weather disturbance. Meanwhile, cloudy skies with light rain will be the weather over the Cagayan ...

Duterte won't fire Budget Secretary Diokno amid replacement calls
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte rejected lawmakers' calls to replace Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. "While we respect House Resolution No. 2365..

Doors are slamming shut for Huawei around the world
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-16
Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside business hours in China. Reuters reported Friday that the deal between the two US phone companies could now get approval ...

Hot money flows in as more foreign investors entered in November
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-16
which was expected to further deepen ties with China in terms of diplomacy and business development," the BPS said in a statement. For the total of January to November, net inflows are at $926 ...

Hundreds of drug cases, 2 islands and 1 brave judge closing gap
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
CEBU CITY -- For the past five years ... he studied law at Divine Word University in Tacloban City, Leyte, and put in extra effort to finish the course not a day longer. Through persistence ...

Faeldon son negative for drugs, but...
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
NAGA CITY -- Although negative results of a test cleared him of suspicion of drug use, the son of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon may still be charged for his mere presence in an ...

They love this night life: Astrotourism draws more Pinoys
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
Dylan Francisco sat patiently beside an orange tent that looked like a spaceship waiting for the shooting stars in the cool December night under the dark sky of Tanay. The sparkling spectacle that ...

Reds to heed holiday truce despite order to attack
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
Communist rebels would heed a holiday truce declared by their leaders despite an order for them to intensify attacks against government targets, according to a rebel statement. Communist Party of ...

Lacson: Pork easy to see
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
After exposing a scheme to get kickbacks from pork barrel parked in the budget, Sen. Panfilo Lacson urged fellow lawmakers to continue to scrutinize proposed spending bill amendments to stop the ...

Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-15
We did our best to leave no one behind." But states already dealing with devastating floods, droughts and extreme weather made worse by climate change said the package agreed in the mining city ...

Filipinos want brands to take a stand
Inquirer - 2018-12-15
Zero poverty, quality education, and good health and well-being are the three social issues that Filipinos care most about--and they expect brands to become more involved in addressing these ...

Rising above the ravages of war
Inquirer - 2018-12-15
But with the upcoming financial and technical aid including weaving equipment from the Department of Science and Technology ... Lanao del Norte. "We had them live in a madrasa (Arabic school).

Angkas to defy LTFRB
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Motorcycle ride-hailing application Angkas will continue its commuter transport operations despite a crackdown by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), officials said yesterday. George Royeca, Angkas head ...

Passed On 2018 MacBook? Hints Drop On 2019 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air
Forbes - 2018-12-15
The MacBook Pro and MacBook Air could get some big internal changes next year. That's when Intel moves to its Sunny Cove microarchitecture, the chipmaker said this week. Which means 10-nanometer (nm) processors will finally land in Macs possibly later in ...

Family of 6 hacked dead in Cagayan
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- Six members of a family including three minors were hacked dead by an unidentified suspect in Gonzaga, Cagayan yesterday. Chief Inspector Elpidio Zingapan, town police chief, identified the fatalities as Dizon Oandasan, 42; his ...

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