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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 ...

Amazon's likely multimillion-dollar disaster on Prime Day proved it's not immune from embarrassment
Business Insider - 2018-12-14
It can be said that Amazon had a subprime Prime Day this year. Though the company seemed unstoppable in 2018, raking in record profits and growing its share of the online-shopping industry, it hit a huge snag in July. The snag was of its own making.

Cop gunned down in Taguig
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A policeman investigating a robbery was shot dead by still unidentified assailants in Taguig City Thursday night, the Southern Police District (SPD) said yesterday. Police Officer 1 Arnel Taccaban, 35, of the Taguig police ...

Facebook Photo Leak: What To Do Now
Forbes - 2018-12-14
Facebook has become the latest company to announce a data leak after admitting an API bug left private user photos exposed. This is a major blow for the social network, after the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the hack affecting 50 million users only two ...

I Was Diagnosed with an Aggressive Blood Cancer During My Honeymoon
YAHOO! - 2018-12-14
For Matt and Dani Fontanesi, everything was going according to plan. The American newlyweds had just been married in February and were ramping up for their honeymoon that August. They would leave their home in New Zealand to embark on a coast-to-coast tour ...

Australia provides P23 million for agriculture recovery
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Australian government has provided P23 million in assistance to help Northern Luzon farmers recover from the typhoon that hit the country three months ago. Australia provided AUD600,000 or P23 million to assist 2,000 farming ...

Genetic analysis reveals brain changes that lead to mental illness
Upi.com - 2018-12-14
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Researchers say a massive genetic analysis of the human brain has yielded new insights into the underpinnings of psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. Scientists at 15 institutions analyzed nearly ...

Protest actions mar UN climate talks in Poland
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-14
KATOWICE, POLAND--As climate negotiators scramble to iron out the implementing guidelines of the Paris Agreement, environmental campaigners and activists from across the world demanded that they ...

Urgent Surgical Procedures: Does It Matter Who Is On Call?
Medscape - 2018-12-14
The aim of a study recently published in Surgery was to measure whether the individual surgeon plays a role in the variability in outcomes among patients admitted to a hospital for an urgent surgical procedure. The authors reviewed stored administrative ...

DENR hopes to make Manila Bay fit for swimming again
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
In December 2008, the Supreme Court issued the mandamus to 13 government agencies to clean up, rehabilitate and eventually preserve Manila Bay. "I accept the challenge. This is a very difficult order but we will still be able to harness the capability of ...

Manufacturing Summit 2018 tackles industry concerns
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-14
Integrated Micro-electronics Inc. (IMI), innovated their firm operations and seized opportunities under the Fourth Industrial Revolution in order to become a successful global Filipino company.

Canada caught between two superpowers
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-14
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday. TORONTO--First United States President Donald J. Trump ...

DTI brings Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Seminar to Australia
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-14
Among the viable economic activities and business opportunities discussed during the seminar were franchising, property investment and agribusiness. Meanwhile, Consul Emmanuel Guzman of the ...

WeSellIT.ph taps online platform for SMEs software purchase
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-14
The four featured Microsoft products on WeSellIT.ph include Office Professional 2019, Office Home and Business 2019, Office 365 Business Premium and Windows 10 Professional. Office Professional ...

Pinterest has nabbed Google and Alibaba's former head of investor relations -- the biggest sign yet that it's gearing up for a 2019 IPO
Business Insider - 2018-12-14
Pinterest has hired a key executive to lead investor relations as it gears up for the possibility of going public in 2019. The company has tapped the former Google and Alibaba exec Jane Penner to spearhead investor communications and manage shareholder ...

Obesity at fault for 4 percent of cancers worldwide, study says
Upi.com - 2018-12-14
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study suggests. Rates of excess body weight have been increasing worldwide since the ...

Facebook's latest privacy scandal: The private photos of millions of users were accidentally shared with 1,500 apps
Business Insider - 2018-12-14
Facebook said on Friday in a developer-focused blog post that it had discovered a nasty bug in its photo software. The bug allowed authorized app programmers to access photos that people had uploaded to Facebook but not publicly shared, as well as those ...

2018 is the year mobile gaming started to get serious
Mashable - 2018-12-14
While smartphones have been popular gaming platforms for years, they've never really been able to directly compete with modern computers and consoles. Until 2018. As smartphone hardware keeps ...

Facebook discovers bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million users
Reuters - 2018-12-14
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Friday it has discovered a bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million people who used Facebook login to grant permission to third-party apps to access photos. The incident may have affected up to 1,500 apps built ...

From the Front Page: Trade deficit, halted inflation, ease of business
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-14
While talks will resume come Jan. 14, the Finance Department fears the looming midterm elections may distract from the Senate Ways and Means committee discussions on cutting corporate income tax rates and fiscal incentives. Preliminary data from the ...

Wider trade gap seen in 2018, 2019 -- BSP
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-14
On the other hand, business process outsourcing revenues will soften to an 8% increase from an earlier 10% estimate. FDIs are seen to post a banner year at $10.4 billion this year from $10.1 billion in 2017. This will be followed by $10.2 billion in 2019.

Fake news: US diplomat credits Duterte for return of Balangiga bells
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine news websites claiming that an American diplomat said that the historic Balangiga bells were returned to the country because of President Rodrigo Duterte is fake ...

ADB approves $408-million assistance package for Marawi rehab
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-14
business and livelihood, and social services. Another loan worth $100 million will help the Department of Public Works and Highways in the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure into climate resilient and accessible structures. ADB will also provide $8 ...

Jollibee gains full control of Smashburger
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-14
The transaction was paid in cash. "We look forward to the development of Smashburger into a very strong brand and business in the United States," JFC Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong said in a statement. Following the takeover, JFC will infuse $80 million ...

Faeldon: I will kill my son if proven guilty of drug charges
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon on Friday pledged to kill his son if proven guilty of drug charges. In an exclusive interview ...

6 most wanted persons fall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Six most wanted persons have been arrested in separate manhunt operations, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) reported on Friday. CIDG Acting Director ...

LOOK: Philippine Navy officials tour US submarine
Global Nation - 2018-12-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Navy officials had a chance to tour a US submarine USS Greeneville (SSN772) and submarine tender USS Emory Land (AS 39) which docked in Palawan early this week.

IBF receives Qatar donation
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
The turnover was officially executed four days after the International Bazaar 2018 was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The International Bazaar Foundation, founded ...

Angkas to continue operations despite SC ruling
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-14
Angkas was first shut down in November 2017 for lack of official business permits. The Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court in September then issued a preliminary injunction, which allowed Angkas ...

Panelo tells Rappler: Covering in Malacañang is a privilege
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-14
Malacañang had barred Ranada from the Palace grounds and from covering the President after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked Rappler's business license last January.

Historic bells back in Balangiga home
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- The historic bells taken by American troops as "war trophies" have finally come home in Balangiga, Eastern Samar Friday afternoon after 117 years in ...

No special session on 2019 national budget, says Diokno
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
It should be working on measures to address economic issues," Dennis Coronacion, a political science professor at the University of Santo Tomas, said in a recent interview. According to Senate President Vicente Sotto III, even if Duterte convenes lawmakers ...

Philippines to post wider c/a deficits in 2018, 2019 - c.bank
Reuters - 2018-12-14
The Philippines has been posting large trade gaps since last ... The current account deficit should be covered by receipts from the business process outsourcing sector, remittances from Filipinos working and living abroad and strong foreign direct ...

Poe says she might file raps vs DOTr over PITX issues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-14
Senator Grace Poe on Friday said she might file a case against the Department of Transportation (DOTr) if it does not act on policy issues involving the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).

Retired cop, 6 others dead in Laguna anti-drugs operation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-14
SAN PEDRO CITY - Seven suspected illegal drug pushers were killed, while 27 others were arrested in a series of police operations in Laguna, the provincial police chief said Friday. Among those ...

Social Media training workshop set for March 2019
Inquirer - 2018-12-14
As the demand for Social Media expertise grows, so does the clamor for learning social media skills. All marketing and sales professionals are enjoined to be part of the 1st Social Media ...

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