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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 ...

Philippine-made products to enter Cambodia market -- DFA
Global Nation - 2018-12-05
Various products from Davies Paints, Universal Robina Corporation, Century Tuna, and Petron are also being sold in major cities of Cambodia. /cbb

Duterte: Don't be so sad about being taxed
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 6) -- Do not be so sad about being taxed, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday. "Do not be so sad about being taxed because your money here during my ...

PH No. 11 on global list of most climate deaths
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-05
Despite the improvement of its ranking from No. 16 in 2016, the Philippines landed 11th overall with the most number of recorded deaths due to extreme weather events, according to the Global ...

BSP says consumer prices on way back to normalcy
Inquirer - 2018-12-05
The lower inflation rate recorded in November--albeit still relatively high--confirms that high consumer prices that have plagued the country for most of this year are on their way down, the ...

Palace OKs implementation of 2nd fuel tax hike
Inquirer - 2018-12-05
As mandated under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, President Duterte has given his go-ahead to implement the second tranche of oil excise tax increase next year amid ...

Zuckerberg defends Facebook in new data breach controversy
YAHOO! - 2018-12-05
London (AFP) - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg pushed back Wednesday against emails showing the social media giant offering Netflix and other popular apps preferential access to people's data even after it had tightened its privacy rules. A British ...

Facebook's PR head defended its anti-Soros effort, saying it was 'completely legitimate'
Business Insider - 2018-12-05
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook's head of communications on Wednesday defended the company's decision to go after liberal financier George Soros, saying it was "completely legitimate." The company's move to publicize Soros' ties to groups critical of Facebook ...

Facebook Execs Seen Discussing Data Privacy, Competitors In Leaked Documents
NPR - 2018-12-05
Facebook's leaders gave certain big tech companies access to users' data -- and the company refused such access to competitors, including the video app Vine, which it targeted right after it was launched by Twitter. These are two revelations about ...

Wall Street woes drag local stocks down
philstar.com - 2018-12-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Wall Street woes dragged local stocks downward yesterday despite news of inflation easing in November. The Philippine Stock Exchange index tumbled 73.02 points, or 0.94 percent, to 7,630.90 after Wall Street took a deep plunge ...

The 18 biggest tech scandals of 2018
Business Insider - 2018-12-05
In the tech world, 2018 was rocked by scandal. Over the last 12 months, many tech companies have found themselves at the center of our country's most pressing social and political issues. Facebook provided Cambridge Analytica -- a data firm used by ...

Apple Analysts Are Sounding a Historically Rare Note of Caution
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-12-05
The herd of Apple Inc. bulls is getting thin. As it struggles with signs of lower demand for its iPhones, an issue that has pushed Apple into a bear market and threatened its status as the largest company by stock market value, the ranks of Wall Street ...

You can now once again flip the camera during FaceTime calls with just one tap
TechCrunch - 2018-12-05
With the release of iOS 12, Apple hid the button that lets you jump from front camera to rear camera (or vice versa) during a FaceTime call. Previously a one-click thing, it was suddenly shoved ...

EDITORIAL - Crime spike
philstar.com - 2018-12-05
Public confidence in reporting crimes to authorities has also improved. These were the explanations of the Philippine National Police following the release of a Social Weather Stations survey showing an increase in the number of people who reported being ...

Tehran Is Sinking Dramatically, And It May Be Too Late to Recover
YAHOO! - 2018-12-05
The ground is shifting under Iran's capital, Tehran, home to approximately 15 million people and the biggest city by population in western Asia. High-resolution satellite images recently revealed that in some places, the metropolis of the Middle East is ...

More Raw Beef Recalled After Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak
NPR - 2018-12-05
More than 2,500 tons of raw beef are being added to a recall in connection with a salmonella outbreak that federal officials say has sickened hundreds of people across 25 states. But the U.S. Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service says ...

Mark Zuckerberg once suggested that a Facebook user's data was worth ten cents a year
Business Insider - 2018-12-05
To Mark Zuckerberg, your data may only be worth 10 cents a year. In 2012, Facebook's CEO suggested that the company charge developers 10 cents a year to access the friend lists and other personal data of its users, according an email message released by ...

BeatStars discloses security breach in Twitter live stream
ZDNet - 2018-12-05
BeatStars, a marketplace for selling music production beats, has disclosed a security breach today. In a Periscope live stream shared on Twitter, Abe Batshon, BeatStars CEO revealed that the mysterious cause of the site's downtime on Monday was an ...

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