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Family business: The undisrupted
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
Illy, a global coffee family business, talks of the principle of purpose over profit. When times call for it, they incur the costs and weather the pain. Illy says it prioritizes the needs of its stakeholder farmers over the needs of its own family of ...

MPIC water unit inks supply deal worth P12.35 B
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Water (MPW), the water utility company of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), has expanded in the city of Iloilo. It signed a P12.35-billion joint venture project with the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD ...

Scientists Studied 116,632 People and Found a Truly Stunning Thing Happens to People Who Sleep Too Much
Inc. - 2018-12-08
Getting enough sleep is one of the easiest things you can do to boost your memory, improve your mood, and positively affect many other parts of your life. It's trukely a magic elixir. But science now proves you can get too much of a good thing. Because a ...

2 cops, 5 others held for illegal cockfight
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Two police officers and five civilians were arrested by the Counter-Intelligence Task Force for illegal cockfighting in Manila on Friday morning. Police Officers 2 Melchor Rawis and Emerson Frutas were arrested along Road 10 in ...

Family business: The undisrupted
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
Success in family business does not compensate for failure at home, and the latter will eventually make the former crumble. But success at home can also give a family success in business for the long term. This is not just a general, feel-good sentiment.

Here's everything you need to know about Huawei, the Chinese tech giant whose founder's daughter was arrested and could spark an all-out trade war
Business Insider - 2018-12-08
Authorities in Canada have arrested the chief financial officer of the Chinese company Huawei, reportedly on suspicion of violating US trade sanctions on Iran. For Americans, Huawei may not be a familiar name. But the tech giant is actually the second ...

Inflation seen falling below 6% in Dec
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Nomura Securities Ltd. sees December inflation falling below six percent for the first time in four months, giving the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) more room to finally keep interest rates steady. In a research note titled ...

Lawmaker pushes tax amnesty measure
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Corporate and individual taxpayers who will avail of tax amnesty under House Bill 8554 will also be free of any tax suit by the Bureau of International Revenue, a lawmaker said Friday. HB 8554 is currently undergoing deliberation by ...

Tencent Battles With Alibaba For China's E-commerce Market Plays Out In IPO of Mogu
Forbes - 2018-12-08
Market battles between Chinese tech leaders Tencent and Alibaba over China's fast-growing e-commerce market play a role in the recent U.S. $1.3 billion IPO of Chinese fashion retailer Mogu -- the 38th China-based company to go public in the U.S. in a ...

Grab brings in-vehicle entertainment to car fleet
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
To create a customized in-vehicle experience, IDOOH uses proprietary in-vehicle technologies like geo-fencing and day-parting to juxtapose the offered content against specific factors such as vehicle speed, location, weather and traffic conditions.

Abra town mayor, vice mayor suspended over road project
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
BANGUED, Abra, Philippines -- The mayor and vice mayor of Lagayan town have been suspended for six months in connection with a road project worth P1.071 million. Mayor Jendricks Luna and his wife Vice Mayor Joy Chrisma were found guilty of dishonesty and ...

Dallas-based TXV Partners targets $50M for its debut fund
TechCrunch - 2018-12-08
Marcus Stroud and Brandon Allen met six years ago as roommates at Princeton University. The pair bonded over a common interest and a shared dream: to be venture capitalists. "We were at a ...

Wall Street Meltdown: What Does It Mean For Cloud Startups?
Forbes - 2018-12-08
The US economy does look like it is on solid footing but Wall Street is still nervous. This week the major indexes plunged by more than 4%. Some of the reasons include uncertainties with US-Chinese relations and Fed policy. But it also looks like ...

US plays catch-up for an edge in quantum computers
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-08
Eventually, it hopes to extend this network up and down the East Coast. At places like the University of Chicago, researchers hope to go a step further, exploring what are called quantum repeaters ...

Trump weaponizes uncertainty in trade war, and finds its limits
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-08
In its Beige Book on Wednesday the Federal Reserve added the impact of rising interest rates and labor market constraints to trade as reasons for what it called a waning optimism among businesses ...

Activists gather for climate march in Poland
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
KATOWICE, Poland -- Several thousand people gathered Saturday amid a heavy police presence in southern Poland for a "March for Climate" to encourage negotiators at climate talks to set ...

Experts share healthy, in-season alternatives for your dinner table to balance your holiday feast
YAHOO! - 2018-12-08
As the holidays approach, people are more than worried about sticking to their healthy diets. Christmas cookies and candies are everywhere, and there is always the temptation to try the newest holiday-themed lattes. Whether the concern is weight management ...

'F--- you leakers': A former senior Google employee says a frantic quest to stop internal info getting out is now management's 'number one priority'
Business Insider - 2018-12-08
A senior former Google employee who quit over its controversial plans to launch a search engine in China painted a picture of a company whose upper echelons are obsessed with stopping leaks, to the exclusion of almost anything else. Jack Poulson, a former ...

How Huawei CFO's Arrest has Widened the U.S.-China Tech Divide
Fortune - 2018-12-08
It has been a week since Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on fraud charges. Shockwaves from the case continue to reverberate through Washington, Beijing, and ...

Legal war engulfs 3M operating-room device used in 80 percent of U.S. hospitals
Star Tribune - 2018-12-08
Smoke rose in curls of green laser light, quickly filling the mock operating room and fogging the air around a mannequin patient. Dr. Scott Augustine, a controversial medical entrepreneur and anesthesiologist, demonstrated what he says are inherent dangers ...

Why Tilray Tanked Today
YAHOO! - 2018-12-08
Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) stock tanked on Thursday, with shares down 12.7% as of 2:14 p.m. EST. The drop came only one day after the Canadian marijuana stock soared on positive news for the cannabis industry, related to U.S. election results and Jeff ...

Tech Journalists Locked Out At Top AI Conference
Forbes - 2018-12-08
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. AI & Big Data I cover artificial intelligence and Google DeepMind. Members of the press have been blocked from attending some of the most interesting events at the NeurIPS artificial intelligence ...

Remembering the Filipino comfort women
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
Long before the Filipino comfort woman statue along Roxas Boulevard was uprooted, she stood tall and dignified on the thoroughfare -- blindfolded though she was -- facing eastwards, in the ...

Continental to turn to software takeovers after Powertrain IPO: report
Reuters - 2018-12-08
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German car parts maker Continental (CONG.DE) is considering acquiring software makers after the flotation of its Powertrain unit expected in the second half of 2019, its Chief Financial Officer Wolfgang Schaefer told Boersen-Zeitung.

Over 400 rookie cops undergo training in Region 12
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines -- Hundreds of rookie police officers in Region 12 just underwent internal security schooling to ensure efficiency in addressing crimes and violent religious extremism. Superintendent Aldrin Gonzalez, spokesman of the ...

US Marines ID dead crew member in Japan warplanes crash
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
The Marine Corps identified the dead crew member as Capt. Jahmar Resilard, 28, of Miramar, Florida. He served with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, stationed on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi, Japan. "The Bats are deeply ...

Bong Revilla's wife shares his 'phobia' of getting caught using cell phone
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 8) -- Former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. is experiencing a "period of adjustment" after finally walking free from jail following his acquittal for ...

Enrile says he may be dead before plunder case ruling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
Former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile gave this answer when was asked if the promulgation on his plunder case would soon be released. In 2014, Enrile - along with then Sens. Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon ...

Japan OKs divisive bill allowing more foreign workers
Inquirer - 2018-12-08
TOKYO -- Japanese lawmakers early Saturday approved government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted ...

Duterte on Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Let us emulate Mary's qualities
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 8) - Following recent tirades against the Catholic Church, President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he joins the faithful in commemorating the Feast of ...

Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
PARIS -- Prized Paris monuments and normally bustling shopping meccas locked down Saturday and tens of thousands of police took position around France, fearing worsening violence in a new round ...

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google's Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war
Computerworld - 2018-12-08
After a years-long pummeling, Microsoft this week surrendered in the browser war, saying that it will junk Edge's home-grown rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google's Chrome. With Edge pulling code from the Chromium ...

Bernie Sumayao looks to transform Philippine club football
Rappler - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines - Bernie Sumayao has an earnest ... is the 59-year-old son of a former auto executive and is a true La Sallian, from elementary to university. Sumayao began his media career producing English-language lifestyle programs for the ...

Monsour del Rosario answers critics and prepares for Makati vice mayor run
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines--Eager to counter comments from his opposition that he is "only about sports and showbiz," Makati City First District Rep. Monsour del Rosario has rolled out an extensive ...

Former Bulacan town vice mayor arrested after 20-hour standoff
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 8) -- A former Bulacan town vice mayor has been arrested on Friday after nearly twenty hours of standoff with authorities. Former Marilao Vice Mayor Andre ...

30 kilos of shabu precursors seized in Pasig
philstar.com - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 30 kilos of chemicals used in manufacturing shabu were confiscated by police during a raid on a residential building in Pasig City on Thursday. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar ...

LOOK: Balangiga bells on the way home
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 8 ... in the western U.S. state of Wyoming to being loaded onto a truck for transportation. The bells left Wyoming on November 15, the same day these ...

Body of Filipina found floating in Malaysian river-DFA
Global Nation - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines-A Filipina was found floating in Pengalan River in Sabah, Malaysia and bore wounds that suggest foul play, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Saturday.

Pagasa: Metro Manila to have fair weather with isolated thunderstorms on Saturday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Manila will have fair weather but with possible isolated thunderstorms, the state weather bureau said on Saturday. According to the Philippine Atmospheric ...

From the Front Page: Two new TNCs, inflation slows
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-08
Business optimism eroded in the current quarter to a nine-year low while households were at their most pessimistic in four years, the central bank found. Inflation, however, finally eased in November, clocking in at its slowest rate in four months.

Joma confident NPA Yuletide ceasefire will hold
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
LUCENA CITY - Top rebel leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison is confident that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) unilateral five-day holiday ceasefire will be fully observed without ...

Twin Lakes Hotel welcomes its first guests to scenic lake, vineyard views
Inquirer - 2018-12-08
Tucked in the quiet side of the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road in Laurel, Batangas, the Twin Lakes Hotel ... other commercial and leisure developments, a 21-ha University Park, and a 15-kilometer stretch ...

Working toward a future where every Filipino family has a decent place to live in
Inquirer - 2018-12-08
It made me realize then, of that huge demand for affordably priced homes especially in the provinces south of Metro Manila where at ... of 40 affordably priced housing communities, equivalent ...

Comelec to hold two-day Bangsamoro plebiscite in January, February 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
However, another day was added for local government units which petitioned for voluntary inclusion in the region. The second day of the referendum is set on February 6, 2019. In its press release ...

Former Senator Bong Revilla welcomed home with fanfare
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- A band and a crowd welcomed home former Senator and actor Bong Revilla Friday night. This, after he was acquitted of plunder in relation to the pork ...

U.S., Turkey choppers selected for purchase by Philippine Air Force
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) may soon have more combat utility and attack helicopters in its arsenal. Speaking to reporters Friday, Defense ...

Senators divided on Bong Revilla's acquittal on plunder case
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- Some of Bong Revilla's former colleagues in the Senate are divided on the Sandiganbayan's decision to acquit him of plunder charges in relation to ...

Jinggoy Estrada hopes for acquittal by February 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 7) -- Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada eyes an acquittal in the next two months, following the not-guilty verdict handed down to his friend Ramon "Bong ...

Duterte wants Mindanao martial law extended by one more year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-07
President Rodrigo Duterte will call a joint session of Congress on Dec. 12 to formally seek another yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao in 2019, Senate leaders said on Friday. Senate ...

Davao court issues warrant of arrest vs Trillanes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-07
DAVAO CITY--The Regional Trial Court (RTC) here has issued an arrest warrant against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for a libel case he is facing. Presiding Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang on ...

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