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DOJ finds probable cause to charge Japanese gambling mogul for estafa
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found probable cause to charge Japanese gambling mogul Kazuo Okada for three counts of estafa. Okada allegedly ...

Guevarra: Gov't can overcome challenge to martial law in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines. December 17) -- The government is confident that it will hurdle any legal obstacle against the recent move of congress to allow the extension of martial law in ...

LTFRB announces opening of 20,000 TNVS slots
philstar.com - 2018-12-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board announced the opening of 20,000 more slots for new Transport Network Vehicle Service operators, the public transportation regulator posted on their Facebook page Monday morning.

Cop killed in front of Quezon City lechon shop
philstar.com - 2018-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A police officer who had gone absent without leave (AWOL) was gunned down in front of a lechon shop in Quezon City on Sunday afternoon. Police Officer 2 Arthur Cordero, 40, was standing in front of the shop, which sells roast pigs ...

Naga City police amend 'drug den' charge vs Faeldon son
philstar.com - 2018-12-17
NAGA CITY, Philippines (Bicol Standard) -- Nicanor Faeldon, Jr., the son of the Bureau of Corrections commissioner, is now facing a complaint for alleged violation of Section 6 (Maintenance of a Den, Dive or Resort) of Republic Act 9165, which penalizes ...

Philippines tops WEF's gender equality ranking in Asia
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-12-17
TOKYO -- The Philippines came first in Asia in the World Economic Forum's latest gender equality rating, announced on Tuesday, while the region's largest economies, including Japan and South Korea ...

Jesuits release list of 89 US priests accused of sex abuse
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-17
The first allegations dated to the 1950s, when he worked at a Jesuit private high school in Chicago, and went as late as 2005. "Most of the Jesuits on our list entered religious life from the ...

Bloodletting resumes on Wall Street, Dow closes down 2%
Inquirer - 2018-12-17
NEW YORK, United States - US stocks sold off on Monday for a second straight session, as investors continued to fear weakening global growth and major indices hit new lows for the year.

Russian Disinformation Campaign Aimed to Aid Trump and Hurt Clinton, Reports Say
YAHOO! - 2018-12-17
WASHINGTON -- A pair of reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday show a much more widespread Russian disinformation campaign before and after the 2016 presidential election that sought to impersonate mainstream media organizations ...

Philippines' first LNG terminal sought by China and Japan
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-12-17
It now plans to expand its overseas business by shipping LNG for which it has the purchasing rights to countries like the Philippines if there is a surplus in the Japanese market. CNOOC ...

FULL TEXT: Miss Universe 2018 opening statements of top 20 contestants
philstar.com - 2018-12-17
As a nurse, with a dream of opening my own female health clinic, I want to use my knowledge and my experience to educate women on how to look after themselves. I wanna raise awareness about female health and as a Miss Universe I would shine a light on the ...

Pump prices nearing pretax reform levels, but will downtrend continue?
Inquirer - 2018-12-17
Pump prices in the Philippines remain on a downtrend while prices of Dubai crude hint at an upward turn on the heels of a new pact for production cuts among members of the Organization of the ...

Tear Down This Wall, Silicon Valley
Forbes - 2018-12-17
Silicon Valley executives speak truth to power when they tell President Donald Trump to tear down the barriers he is building in the realms of trade and immigration. Unfortunately, the same CEOs have their own walls under construction in the realms of ...

PAL relaunches Clark-Antique flights
Inquirer - 2018-12-17
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines announced that it relaunched commercial flights between Clark and Antique on Dec. 16. This marks the revival of the service that PAL operated from 1956 through ...

Remittances continue muted growth
Inquirer - 2018-12-17
Dollars sent home by expatriate Filipinos continued to exhibit relatively muted growth for the first 10 months of the year and for October alone, compared to levels recorded during the same ...

Stocks end slightly lower in slow trade
Inquirer - 2018-12-17
The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi ... head of research at Eagle Equities Inc. This week is the last full week of trading for the year before the market goes on Christmas ...

Better days ahead For KIA, says Ayala
Inquirer - 2018-12-17
Kia--now under AC Automotive, the automobile business company operating under AC Industrials--will be officially relaunched on Jan. 30, 2019, during which three new models will be introduced to ...

Apple just hired a Tesla designer. Let the speculation begin.
Mashable - 2018-12-17
The hiring of a former Tesla designer has reignited speculation over Apple's self-driving car ambitions. Andrew Kim was hired by Microsoft after his minimalist redesign for the company went ...

Couple held for selling guns, ammo to extremists
philstar.com - 2018-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A couple accused of selling firearms and ammunition allegedly from the military to extremist groups such as the Abu Sayyaf and Maute were arrested in Valenzuela City on Sunday. Edgardo Medel, 46, and his wife Rosemarie, 34, who are ...

VMC earnings up 17% to P764 million
philstar.com - 2018-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed sugar miller Victorias Milling Co. Inc. (VMC) saw its net income increase by 17 percent to P764 million for crop year 2018 despite lower sugar prices. VMC reported higher earnings despite the 24 percent decline in revenues to ...

6 hurt as man holds boy hostage in Manila
philstar.com - 2018-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Six persons were wounded after a man took a five-year-old boy hostage and forced police officers into a standoff in front of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa, Manila yesterday morning. Dominador Abrillo, 38 ...

7 drug suspects slain in Laguna
philstar.com - 2018-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven suspected drug pushers were killed in police operations in Laguna since Saturday. Norberto Barredo, alleged leader of a criminal gang, reportedly shot it out with law enforcers serving a warrant of arrest in Barangay Pooc, Sta.

The Rise Of The Family Office: Where Do They Go Beyond 2019?
Forbes - 2018-12-17
There has been a significant increase in the number of family offices globally over the last ten years and this trend is expected to continue. EY estimates that there are currently 10,000 single-family offices, a ten-fold increase since 2008. Even more ...

Gallup: 29 percent of Americans delay healthcare because of cost
Upi.com - 2018-12-17
Dec. 17 (UPI) --Nearly three in 10 Americans are delaying healthcare treatments because of their cost, a new Gallup survey said Monday. Gallup's annual Health and Healthcare survey found 29 percent postponed treatment for the cost. It said more than half ...

How Catriona Gray could help medical marijuana advocacy in the Philippines
InterAksyon - 2018-12-17
HB 6517 provides for the creation of policy centers for research into the medical use of the cannabis plant or marijuana as well as its regulation by the Department of Health and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. PDEA already said it did not oppose ...

New Reports Detail Expansive Russia Disinformation Scheme Targeting U.S.
NPR - 2018-12-17
Two new reports produced for Senate investigators say that Russian influence efforts infected every major social media platform, extensively targeted African Americans and amounted to what researchers called a "propaganda war against American citizens.

Mom Is Warning Parents After Finding Metal in Her Daughter's Vitamins
YAHOO! - 2018-12-17
Parents want to believe that health products, especially the kind geared toward children and taken on a daily basis, are safe. Unfortunately, as a viral post proves, that's not always the case. A mom from Overland Park, Kansas named Samantha Andersen took ...

Guevarra: OSG to elevate Trillanes' case to Court of Appeals
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) isn't done yet with Senator Antonio Trillanes. At a briefing Monday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the ...

AMLC, SEC told to crack down on criminals in business
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-17
SENATE Blue Ribbon Committee probers prodded the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate the rampant use of fictitious names and fake ...

Senate gives recommendations to improve shipment screening methods
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) -- The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has submitted its report on the investigation into the P6.4 worth of shabu smuggled into the country. Part of the ...

A future-ready Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-17
Let me start with financial inclusion. It is unacceptable that only 23% of Filipinos are part of the banking system. The rest are exposed to unauthorized lenders charging exorbitant rates and face the risks of the unofficial economy. We are doing our part ...

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).

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