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Angara: Congress should explain concept of federalism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-05
According to the survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations in June, 75 percent of Filipinos said that they were unaware of the federal system of government. READ: Federal system what?

Arroyo says House to heed Duterte decision on martial law extension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives is bound to heed the call of President Rodrigo Duterte if he requests for another extension of martial law in Mindanao, Speaker Gloria ...

Sandiganbayan: Nur Misuari to stand trial for graft, malversation
philstar.com - 2018-12-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has rejected the petition of Moro National Liberation Front founder Nur Misuari to dismiss the charges filed against him for graft and malversation through falsification of public documents. The anti-graft court ...

LTFRB cancels all franchises of Dimple Star Bus Company
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 5) -- Transport regulators have ordered the cancellation of all franchises of a bus company due to multiple reported crashes and accidents. The Land ...

Inflation eases to 6% in November
Inquirer - 2018-12-05
Inflation eased to a four-month low of 6 percent in November as average consumer prices that month declined compared to prices last October. National Statistician Lisa Grace Bersales told a press ...

DPWH opens Otis Bridge
philstar.com - 2018-12-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Just in time for the Christmas rush, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday opened the newly reconstructed 172-meter Otis Bridge in Manila two months ahead of schedule. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that with ...

SC clears ex-Cavite governor in LRT-1 extension graft case
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) -- The Supreme Court (SC) cleared former Cavite Governor Erineo "Ayong" Maliksi from graft charges in relation to the Light Rail Transit (LRT)-1 South ...

Dow plunges 799 points on trade, slowdown fears
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-05
The Fear & Greed Index, a CNN Business gauge of market sentiment ... Citing higher interest rates and the fading impact of tax cuts, S&P expects U.S. GDP growth to slow from 2.9% this year ...

Undue advantage? Operators call out order exempting some buses from PITX end route
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) -- Several provincial bus operators on Tuesday lamented the difficulty of getting passengers at the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).

House resolution calls for Udenna-China Telecom control of MISLATEL
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) -- A lawmaker has called for Dennis Uy's Udenna Corporation and foreign state-owned China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) to have more ...

Deep value investing
Inquirer - 2018-12-04
But in a market where share prices have fallen significantly this year, like in the Philippines ... 88 percent; Panasonic, 88 percent and Concrete Aggregate B, 79 percent. Assuming you bought ...

Fuel tax hike worries farm sector
Inquirer - 2018-12-04
Stakeholders of the agriculture sector are afraid the second round of fuel tax increases next month may not bode well for food producers since the measure will translate to higher production costs.

FreightWaves CEO Fuller on why Chattanooga, TN is crucial for success - Business Insider
Business Insider - 2018-12-04
FreightWaves was founded only two years ago, and it's already the top logistics news site in the world by page views and unique visitors. The logistics industry is made up of tens of thousands of trucking companies, more than 20,000 of which annually pull ...

Philippines Auto Leasing and Car Rental Market 20182022 Featuring International Players - Orix, Hertz, and Avis
Yahoo Finance - 2018-12-04
The Philippines is the third most promising market ... However, the market faces challenges, such as high competition, low airport business, and a decline in automotive sales.

The 10 highest-paid YouTubers of 2018 include the Paul brothers and a 7-year-old toy reviewer -- here's the full list
Business Insider - 2018-12-04
YouTube's impact on the realm of pop culture can't be ignored -- the platform's top stars become the world's premiere influencers, coveted for their ability to reach tens of millions of followers on a daily basis. As influencers become more valuable, many ...

268 cops deployed for UP-Ateneo game
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 268 police officers will be deployed to secure the second best-of-three championship basketball game between the University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo de Manila University at the Araneta Coliseum today. Director ...

Google's 'Filter Bubble' Can Manipulate Your Search Results, Study Finds
Fortune - 2018-12-04
While Google acknowledges that some of its search results are personalized based on factors like search history and location, a new study suggests otherwise. Eighty-seven individuals searched for ...

Corrected - SpaceX launches biggest U.S. 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites
YAHOO! - 2018-12-04
(Corrects to delete incorrect information that rocket carried a University of Illinois satellite) By Joey Roulette (Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from California on Monday carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the ...

Cops probe prison officer murders
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Muntinlupa City police has started its investigation to identify the assailants who shot dead an official of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Monday, an official said yesterday. Investigators are "cross matching" all the ...

Cardiovascular Care Better at Top-Ranked Hospitals
Medscape - 2018-12-04
The best hospitals for cardiology, according to US News & World Report's rankings, have better cardiovascular outcomes for common conditions and higher patient satisfaction rates than nonranked hospitals, a new analysis suggests. "These rankings are very ...

UnitedHealthcare Customers Are Unhappy About Cuts To SilverSneakers Fitness Program
NPR - 2018-12-04
John Garland Graves was taken aback when he walked into his McKinleyville, Calif., gym in October and learned that his SilverSneakers membership was being cancelled. Since 2014, Graves, 69, has enjoyed free access to the gym through SilverSneakers, the ...

Maute men surrender in Lanao del Sur
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Two more members of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group surrendered in Lanao del Sur on Monday night. The militants, who were identified only as Commander and Mamac, yielded an improvised caliber .50 rifle and a Garand ...

Index surges past 7,700 on sustained investor optimism
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The market surged back to the 7,700 level yesterday, rallying by 171.02 points or 2.27 percent to finish at 7,703.92. Likewise, the broader All-Shares gauge rose 78.26 points, or 1.73 percent, to finish at 4,602.51. The rest of the ...

Instead of getting down on one knee, paralyzed man stands up to propose to girlfriend
YAHOO! - 2018-12-04
Action News Jax in Jacksonville, Florida, reported on a local man named Jacob Newton who wanted to propose to the mother of his three children in his own inspiring way, after recently becoming paralyzed. Newton was diagnosed with a condition called ...

Faraday Future furloughs hundreds more employees as it runs low on cash
The Verge - 2018-12-04
Electric car startup Faraday Future plans to furlough hundreds more employees as a result of an ongoing cash crunch during a battle with its main investor, the company announced on Twitter today. The startup originally placed hundreds of employees on ...

41% of Filipino adults are internet users - SWS
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Four in 10 or only 41 percent of Filipino adults are internet users, according to a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The number of Filipino internet users in the third quarter of 2018 rose by a point from 40 ...

South Cotabato intelligence police officers relieved
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
KORONADAL CITY, Philippines -- Nine intelligence police officers in Banga, South Cotabato were relieved from their posts on Monday due to their "poor" performance in the campaign against illegal activities. Senior Superintendent Joel Limson ...

Roku users are streaming nearly 3 hours a day on average, and the most-searched term is for 'free' content
Business Insider - 2018-12-04
Roku users watch an average of almost three hours of streaming content per day, and many crave a viewing experience that is advertising-free, Roku executive Scott Rosenberg said Tuesday at Business Insider's IGNITION conference. Rosenberg, Roku's senior ...

Comelec holds ballot placement raffle for party-list groups
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct a raffle today to determine the number or the place of the party-list organizations in the official ballots for the May 2019 polls. According to Comelec spokesman James Jimenez ...

Duterte appoints 16 new prosecutors
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has appointed 16 new state prosecutors, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday. DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said among the new appointees are Jinky Dedumo, senior assistant state prosecutor; Alona ...

Gene therapy treatment reverses sickle cell anemia, early trial results show
Upi.com - 2018-12-04
Dec. 4 (UPI) --A new gene therapy ickle cell anemia, or SCA, has shown promise in early clinical trials after reversing the condition's symptoms in two adults, researchers report. The researchers, whose findings were presented Monday at the American ...

Government dismantling REIT hurdles
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-04
SEC Assistant Director Emma A. Valencia said that corporate regulators will amend the existing implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9856, or the REIT Act of 2009. "The position of the SEC is that the commission is really ...

DMCI completes Pasig condo 8 months ahead of schedule
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-04
The final tower of Mirea Residences has been completed. -- DMCIHOMES.COM DMCI Project Developers, Inc. has completed the construction of its Mirea Residences project in Pasig City eight months ahead of schedule, allowing unit owners to move in earlier than ...

Dental office apologizes to mom whose Facebook post went viral after she was shamed for breastfeeding
YAHOO! - 2018-12-04
A mother who took her 5-year-old daughter to a dental appointment on Saturday was humiliated when the dentist reprimanded her for breastfeeding her other little girl, a 9-month-old infant who got hungry mid-visit. The mom, Tiffany Elliott, reported being ...

Duterte OKs next round of fuel excise tax increases
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte, at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday night, approved the implementation of a new round of increases in the excise tax on fuel. In October, the government considered putting off a fresh increase in excise taxes ...

SC lets BIR impose higher taxes on non-life insurance firms
Inquirer - 2018-12-04
The Supreme Court has allowed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to push through with the implementation of tax provisions that imposes higher tax rates to be paid by non-life insurance ...

Who killed businessman Dominic Sytin?
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
Just last year, Sytin acquired a controlling stake in listed LMG Chemicals from the Garcias, effectively paving the way for his backdoor listing. It was not clear if it was meant for his United Auctioneers, the premier industrial auction company in the ...

Philippines cannot physically confirm China's weather stations -- Lorenzana
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Pointing out that China's operation of weather monitoring stations in the Spratly Islands are not a cause of concern, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana admitted that the Philippines cannot physically verify such reports. On ...

Supreme Court denies Palawan share from Malampaya - court insiders
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) -- The Supreme Court has ruled that the province of Palawan is not entitled to any share from the earnings of the Malampaya gas project, sources said.

Several injured after explosion at Malaysia shopping mall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
"It was very loud. At first I thought it was the weather but it sounded too loud. Then I felt some shaking and we were told to evacuate the building," she said. A victim, who only wanted to be ...

SC names 4 candidates to replace Associate Justice Tijam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
The Supreme Court has recommended to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) four names that will potentially take the position of Associate Justice Noel Tijam who will go on compulsory retirement on ...

Lamudi's The Outlook 2018 honors best players, projects in real estate
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Local online real estate platform Lamudi again recognized the best real estate developers and projects for 2018. The company on November 15 launched the second ...

Create fare matrix for PITX buses, Poe tells LTFRB
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
The Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) should create a fare matrix for buses that use the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) to encourage more passengers to use ...

Angara files bill to ensure tax-free health insurance premiums
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill seeking to ensure tax-free health insurance premiums among employees. Senate Bill No. 2112 seeks to exempt medical insurance premiums ...

Taxi driver nabbed for allegedly robbing passenger in QC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A taxi driver was arrested Monday for allegedly robbing his passenger in Novaliches, Quezon City. A report from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Tuesday said ...

House panel OKs reso backing IPU withdrawal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The House interparliamentary relations and diplomacy panel approved on Tuesday a resolution supporting the withdrawal of the Philippines as a member of the Inter ...

Palace on Duterte's 'jokes': If there's no logic, it's a joke
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) -- A spokesperson for President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday gave an advice to the media on how to take the President's statements in the wake of a ...

One joke will not make Duterte a bad leader -- Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte is entitled to make jokes, Malacañang said Tuesday, a day after the Chief Executive admitted he was using marijuana to keep him awake but later ...

Internet use still higher among Filipino women, SWS says
philstar.com - 2018-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- More internet users in the Philippines are young and are women, the latest Social Weather Stations survey suggests. In a survey conducted from September 15 to 23, SWS found that 41 percent of Filipino adults use the internet--a ...

Poe questions exemption of 300 buses from using PITX
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-04
Senator Grace Poe questioned the exemption given by two transportation agencies to 300 provincial buses to exempt them from using the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX). Poe, chair of ...

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