Related News

Consumer, business optimism dips on inflation, hikes
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino consumers and businesses turned ... the overall consumer outlook index under the Consumer Expectations Survey and the overall business confidence index under the Business Expectations Survey slipped in the fourth quarter.

First Live Birth After Uterus Transplant From Deceased Donor
Medscape - 2018-12-06
A woman in Brazil has become the first person in the world to have a baby following a uterus transplant from a deceased donor. The event is considered a milestone in a field where live uterus donors are in very short supply. "The use of deceased donors ...

Lawyer advocating Bangsamoro Organic Law shot dead in Maguindanao
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- A lawyer was shot dead by an unidentified assailant as he was campaigning for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in Datu Unsay town here yesterday. Nasser Laban, 48, was convincing passengers of a public ...

In memoriam
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
Last week there were three personalities who died which had a meaning or relationship with me. In every instance, it reminds me of my mortality even as I assess my worth to society and how those three individuals affected me and society: George H.W. Bush ...

Foreign investment pledges rise 6.5% to P45.9 billion in Q3
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
These cover investment pledges cleared by the Board of Investments (BOI), Clark Development Corp. (CDC), Philippine Economic Zone Authority ... quarter at P16.1 billion (35 percent share). Real estate activities cornered the second largest share at ...

Q3 FDI pledges biggest in nearly 2 years
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
Sought separately for comment, Michael L. Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said: "Foreign investments into the Philippines continued to grow amid improved demographics and economic fundamentals, as the country is one of the fastest ...

BSP finds businesses less bullish, consumers more pessimistic in Q4
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
Business optimism eroded in the current quarter to a nine-year low while households were at their most pessimistic in four years. "Both (segments) grew more cautious due to relatively higher commodity prices," Redentor Paolo M. Alegre, Jr., officer-in ...

A Taste of Creativity
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
A duo of former corporate professionals, Valerie Fischer and Skeeter Turgut recently conceived Pinas Sadya: a marketing service innovation that curates and aggregates "purposeful joy-giving Filipino products." The business idea was actualized after Ms ...

White House to huddle with tech executives on future of jobs
Reuters - 2018-12-06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration, which has had strained relations with technology companies, is meeting Thursday with top tech executives to discuss innovation and the future of jobs. The "internal working session" will focus on ...

D.O.T.-accredited Siargao resorts have environmental violations
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-06
THE ad hoc interagency government body tasked to check on island destinations and their adherence to environmental laws and business operations regulations will be turning its focus next on Siargao.

NPC to telcos: Ensure data privacy protection
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-06
Within 90 days after its confirmation as the new major player, the consortium must come up with its business rollout plan, which assures that its network and facilities will not compromise ...

Gokongweis unload shares in Meralco
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
In 2016, JG Summit also entered Global Business Power Corp., a strategic alliance between Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and GT Capital Holdings Inc. GT Capital unloaded its 22 percent stake in GBPC in favor of JG Summit. Following this ...

Shell sets P4-B capex for 2019
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
PILIPINAS Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC) is setting aside P4 billion for capital expenditures next year, with its retail business cornering the biggest share of the budget, its top official said. "For PSPC, our capex remains consistent at P4 billion ...

PHL employer health care cost growth rising faster than region
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
EMPLOYER-PROVIDED health care benefits in the Philippines are expected to grow at an higher rate relative to the Asia-Pacific average next year, Willis Towers Watson said. In its 2019 Global Medical Trends Survey, the consultancy said health care benefits ...

Lazada Philippines to expand partnerships with brands, MSMEs
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
We are very confident in our business model... Other platforms are more of a C2C (customer-to-customer), secondhand item marketplace... We are the platform of the top brands and the top sellers," Mr. Barrera said. -- Cathy Rose A. Garcia

Delay in PEZA approvals hampers BPO sector expansion
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
EXPANSION of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector next year may be hampered by the continued delay of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) in approving applications, according to Colliers International Philippines. The real estate ...

BPI upsizes peso bond issuance to P25 billion on strong demand
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
BANK OF THE Philippine Islands (BPI) raised P25 billion via peso-denominated bonds which will be used to diversify funding sources. The Ayala-led bank has issued P25 billion worth of fixed-rate debt papers at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEx ...

Shell to maintain P4-billion capex in 2019
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-06
"We remain consistent at P4 billion," company President Cesar Romero said, adding that half of the amount is earmarked for its retail business. "This year, we are on track to deliver between ...

Group to House: Go slow on P10 excise tax per plastic bag proposal
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-06
Also, the excise tax shall be imposed at the establishments whose gross receipts in the preceding year exceeded P100,000 or for newly registered business and capitalization of at least P100,000.

Solon urges Lacson to reveal 'pork' in Senate budget
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- A lawmaker from the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday called on Senator Panfilo Lacson to reveal details about the "pork ...

Duterte mocks Bible's writers
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is not letting up on his tirades against the Catholic Church, this time taking a swipe at the writers of the Bible.

Ultrasound, MRI can detect Zika-related brain defects
Upi.com - 2018-12-06
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Ultrasounds and MRIs during pregnancy and after birth can detect most Zika-related brain abnormalities in infants, researchers report. If a woman is infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy, her child can be born with ...

BIR launches US-funded system to certify tax software providers
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
The BIR said that the program will improve tax administration, enhance fiscal performance, and advance the ease of doing business. The expansion of electronic and digital platforms for tax filing increases compliance, eliminates fraud, graft and corrupt ...

SEA games fund lodged in DFA budget baffles Drilon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned how around P7.5 billion allocated for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was "mysteriously" lodged under the budget ...

Duterte says no more opening of bags in airports
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
I don't like it. No reason, I just don't like it.] In February, in a bid to resolve "tanim-bala" incidents in the country, labor, transportation, justice, and local government officials signed an ...

A Safer Future Awaits at WOCEE and WOSAS 2018
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
Following the success of its debut presentation, the groundbreaking World of Safety and Security Exposition (WOSAS) and World of Consumer Electronics Exposition (WOCEE) returns with a bigger and bolder installment for its 2nd edition. Committed in leading ...

DFA wants to exempt OFWs in Libya with valid contracts from deployment ban
Global Nation - 2018-12-06
MANILA, Philippines --The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday have proposed an expanded coverage on the current deployment ban on OFWs in Libya. In a statement, the DFA said that ...

Business, consumer confidence continues to weaken for the 4th Quarter - BSP
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- Confidence in the Philippine economy from businesses and consumers alike continue to decline. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released its 4th ...

Indonesian captive of Abu Sayyaf rescued in Sulu - military
Global Nation - 2018-12-06
MANILA, Philippines - An Indonesian captive of the Abu Sayyaf was rescued by security forces in Luuk, Sulu, the military said. Usman Yusuf escaped from his captors at Sitio Tubig Bual, Brgy.

DOJ asks several courts to stop Trillanes from leaving the country
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-06
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked several courts to stop Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from travelling abroad, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed Thursday. Trillanes will travel ...

PMA imam shot dead in Baguio
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- A Muslim imam of the Philippine Military Academy was shot and killed around 11:30 a.m. in Baguio City. A video obtained by Philstar.com shows Bedejim Abdullah walking into the entrance of Discovery Islam, an Islamic education ...

Philippines, 195 countries to adopt Paris accord guidelines
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and 195 other countries are set to adopt the implementation guidelines of the 2015 Paris Agreement during the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) under the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

The intricate balancing act of future-proofing your family business
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
For most professionals, striking a strict work-life balance is key to a successful career. For many entrepreneurs, however, taking work back home with them is part and parcel of the job. According to a recent study, roughly 85 percent of businesses in the ...

Outgoing Air Force chief not sacked, gave way for junior officers - AFP
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday denied rumors that Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr. was fired. AFP public ...

ICC: Probe on PH drug war continues
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) says its preliminary examination into alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Duterte ...

Duterte can veto supposed pork in 2019 budget - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- Malacañang on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte can use his veto power on the supposed ?2.4-billion "pork" allocated for House Speaker ...

Panelo on Duterte's 'kill bishop' remark: He wants to kill them with kindness
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte was responding to critics with good intentions when he told the public to "kill" bishops, his spokesperson said Thursday.

'Take a drug test,' Trillanes tells Duterte after marijuana joke
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- The dare game just seems to continue for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and President Rodrigo Duterte. Trillanes on Thursday again called on Duterte ...

Taiwanese computer giant returns to Subic
Inquirer - 2018-12-06
SBMA Labor Department manager Severo Pastor said Wistron processed more than 4,000 applications during the two-day schedule of exams and job interviews last week, with 900 workers passing the ...

Duterte: Do not be so sad about being taxed
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told Filipinos not to be "sad" when paying their taxes, saying state coffers are "safe" under his watch. "Do not be so sad about being taxed because your money here during my term is ...

House added P9B to 2019 budget without asking DBM -- Senate probe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-06
Without consulting the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the House of Representatives increased the budget for assistance to local government units (ALGU) by P9 billion, deliberations in ...

How Balangiga bells were given back to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- The Balangiga bells, taken by U.S. troops in 1901 from a church in Eastern Samar, are returning to the Philippines next week, but it took a lot of ...

De Lima says Duterte attacking critics to instill fear
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-06
MANILA, Philippine-President Rodrigo Duterte wants to instill fear among the public with his incessant attacks against human-rights defenders like Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David and other ...

Chief financial officer of China's Huawei arrested in Canada
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
OTTAWA, Canada -- The chief financial officer of China's global telecommunications giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, officials said Friday, triggering a strong protest by Beijing, which called for her ...

The 'curve' that drives Wall Street crazy
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
NEW YORK -- The further it falls, the more Wall Street freaks out. The usually unremarkable "yield curve" made investors sit up and take notice this week as it signaled a possible recession on the horizon, sending stocks plummeting. The curve plots the ...

Security tightened in Maguindanao after ambush of local candidates
philstar.com - 2018-12-06
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Authorities have tightened security in politically troubled towns following the ambush on Wednesday of three candidates for local elective positions in Parang, Maguindanao. The political allies Khadafy Pendi, Amelia Abo and ...

Huawei's CFO arrested in Canada, faces extradition to United States
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
(CNN) -- The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada. She faces extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, also known as Sabrina Meng, was ...

ICC members back court, but urge it to work faster
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-06
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands -- Countries signed up to the International Criminal Court renewed their backing Wednesday for the embattled global legal body, targeted by the Trump administration ...

Huawei's 5G ambitions suffer another big setback
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-06
(CNN) -- Huawei's dream of becoming a global leader in 5G mobile networks has suffered another blow. UK telecoms group BT (BT) confirmed on Wednesday that it would not buy equipment from the ...

Microsoft inks agreement with AIM to assist start-ups
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-06
Microsoft Philippines director for commercial partners and small medium corporate business unit, said in a statement. During the signing event, Ms. Ong said Microsoft will provide start-ups with the computing software to help them process the data gathered ...

Pioneer Data Privacy | Website Terms and Conditions | Copyright 2014. Pioneer Insurance. All Rights Reserved.