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Hunt on for cop in murder of couple, son
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Police have launched a manhunt for a Caloocan City policeman accused of killing a couple and their son in Quezon City. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar ordered the pre-charge dismissal ...

Pasay police intel chief shot dead
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The head of the Pasay City police intelligence unit was killed before dawn yesterday while arresting a suspect in the killing of a Grab driver last year. Senior Inspector Manuel Taytayon was pronounced dead on arrival at the San ...

MMDA hikes fine for yellow lane offenders
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has increased the penalty for violators of the "yellow lane" policy along EDSA. The agency raised from P200 to P1,000 the fine for city buses violating the policy, and P500 ...

2 die, 5 hurt in accidents
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Two persons died while five others were wounded in separate accidents involving motorcycles in Delfin Albano and Alicia, Isabela on Saturday. Warren Abalos, 21, came from a drinking spree when he figured in a ...

1,632 students graduate from DARE program
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 1,632 elementary students finished the 10-week anti-drug program conducted by the Eastern Police District (EPD) to keep them away from narcotics and alcohol abuse, an official said yesterday. EPD director Chief ...

Debt payments reach P620 B in September
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government spent P620.54 billion to settle its debt from both domestic and foreign lenders in the first nine months of the year, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported. According to the latest cash operations report ...

87 Chinese, 16 Pinoys sued for online gambling
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Charges of illegal gambling were filed on Saturday against 87 Chinese and 16 Filipinos who were arrested during a raid on an online gaming office in Pasig City. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo ...

Basilan DSWD officer arrested for illegal drugs
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
ZAMBOANGA CITY - A social welfare and development officer was arrested in a drug sting on Friday night in Isabela City, Basilan. The suspect is Jose Clemente Aguja, 46, administrative assistant of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and a ...

2 teachers dead, 42 students wounded in Cotabato mishap
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Two teachers died while 42 of their students were injured in a vehicular accident in Alamada town here on Saturday. Melanie Iglesia and Tohane Macalipat, teachers from Kabacan National High School, and thier students were ...

Quezon City fire leaves 100 families homeless
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 100 families were left homeless when a fire struck a residential area in Quezon City on Saturday. The fire broke out at the two-story house owned by Sebastian Bruce, 61, at Kingspoint Subdivision in Barangay Bagbag at past ...

Imee Marcos urges crackdown on copra smugglers
Inquirer - 2018-11-25
As the domestic price of copra continues to decrease, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos called on the government to "crack the whip on copra smugglers who are bleeding local farmers dry."

ECCP urges cooperation to end permitting, licensing problems
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-25
"Responsibility does not rest solely on local governments in looking into the ease of doing business for the renewable-energy sector. The energy companies have their own role and responsibility ...

Taiwan ruling party suffers major defeat in local elections
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-25
She will remain as president and her resignation will have no direct effect on the business of government, although the results bode ill for her reelection chances in two years. Rival China said ...

Mass-housing group warns of project delays due to worker shortage
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-25
Tesda director Angelina Carreon said most of the trainings are in the services sector like the hotel and restaurant business and only 10 percent of the number of trainees are in the construction ...

Convincing CEOs to make harassment prevention a priority
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-25
The year has shown us just how difficult it is for human resources directors, general counsel, compliance officers and diversity and inclusion directors to make the business case for harassment ...

PSE seeks to ensure broker-dealers comply with 20% ownership limit
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-25
THE Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) has proposed to prohibit trading participants from buying shares in the exchange to ensure that they comply with the 20% industry ownership limit. In a memorandum circular posted on its Web site last Friday ...

Asean tackles actions on biodiversity and human health at Egypt meet
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-25
business, infrastructure and urban development. ACB also reaffirmed its partnership with the CBD Secretariat through a Joint Work Plan signed by CBD Secretariat Executive Secretary Dr. Cristiana ...

Can the public sector spearhead digital transformation?
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-25
In the first part of this article, we recalled that both private and public sectors must take the business of digital transformation an utmost priority if the country is to achieve both local and regional economic success. In particular for the public ...

Dunkin' is doubling down on fancy espresso, but says it has a key advantage over Starbucks
Business Insider - 2018-11-25
"Our espresso is so good, you don't have to go to Starbucks," Tony Weisman, chief marketing officer for Dunkin', told reporters at the company's annual media day last week. Dunkin' Donuts -- now just Dunkin' -- revealed its plans for the "store of the ...

PCC says third-player success to depend on regulatory reform
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-25
"[W]e in the PCC sat down with NTC and DICT and emphasized to them that what they are providing in terms of frequencies, rights and assets for the third telco will not be sufficient to ensure the third telco will be as competitive and expand its business ...

EU-PHL Business Network cautions against solar national franchise
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-25
THE EUROPEAN Union-Philippine Business Network (EPBN) has cautioned against the passage of House Bill 8179, which will grant Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. a license to operate nationwide. "We think that should be properly looked at by Congress before passing ...

Can the public sector spearhead digital transformation?
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-25
Southeast Asia is considered one of the fastest-growing economies around the world, largely due to its expanding e-commerce industry and inventive digital technology ... According to the MasterCard-Fletcher School Digital Evolution Index, there are ...

The rainbow after the rain
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-25
Only one loan agreement worth $73 million to fund an irrigation project north of Manila, and two bridges funded with ... Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

We tested the $1,500 mirror that streams exercise classes into your home and saw how it could upend the fitness world
Business Insider - 2018-11-25
Home fitness has become one of the hottest trends of the year, with new startups offering more innovative and convenient ways to workout. Now New York-based startup Mirror wants a slice of the pie. Its LCD mirror, which launched in September, allows ...

Indian police map area where US man was killed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
NEW DELHI -- Police said they have mapped the area of a remote Indian island where tribespeople were seen burying the body of American adventurer and Christian missionary John Allen Chau after ...

Holidays a challenge for those with food allergies
Upi.com - 2018-11-25
SUNDAY, Nov. 25, 2018 -- The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for people with food allergies. But one health expert suggests that these folks can still enjoy festive gatherings, as long as they take certain precautions. About 5 percent of ...

NASA's latest and greatest Mars lander will touch down on the red planet Monday
YAHOO! - 2018-11-25
NASA's InSight lander has been hurtling through the solar system for over seven months. Now its time has come. InSight is set to land on Mars. InSight -- sent to observe Martian earthquakes and study the planet's ancient interior -- is expected to land ...

Brexit deal: The end of a loveless 46-year marriage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
"They had a rather dreamlike situation since they were in the union, yet had opt-outs on a number of things," noted Pascale Joannin, executive director of the Robert Schuman ...

What It's Like To Breathe Some Of The Most Polluted Air In The World
NPR - 2018-11-25
The first thing I do every morning is open my balcony door and check the air outside. If I spot the blue sky, I'm overjoyed and draw in a deep breath. But many days, the air has a dusty, burnt taste. I make a mental note to not forget my air filter mask ...

Dangerous Infection Tied To Hospitals Now Becoming Common Outside Them
NPR - 2018-11-25
Named from the Greek kloster, for spindle, a class of bacteria known as Clostridia abounds in nature. Staining deep violet under the microscope, they appear as slender rods with a bulge at one end, like a tadpole or maple seed. They thrive in soil, marine ...

Female farm workers still get lower wages
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Female workers in the agriculture sector -- the least performing economic sector in the country--continue to be paid less than men, latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. The 2017 Trends in Agricultural ...

More than 100 wounded in chemical attack in Syria
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
DAMASCUS -- A Syrian official and the state news agency say more than 100 people have been treated at hospitals after a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo ...

Amendments to Seed Law pushed
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Seed Industry Development Act of 1992 (Philippine Seed Law) needs to be amended in order for the sector to thrive, an official of the Philippine Seed Industry Association (PSIA) said. "I think the Philippine seed law really ...

27 EU leaders approve terms of Brexit deal: Tusk
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The leaders of the 27 other European Union members states on Sunday approved the terms of a historic Brexit deal with Britain, at a special summit in Brussels. "EU27 has ...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are increasingly merging
Inquirer - 2018-11-25
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island -- The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items ...

Duterte honors wounded soldiers in Zamboanga
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) -- President Rodrigo Duterte visited on Saturday 23 soldiers wounded in clashes in Sulu. Duterte visited Camp Navarro General Hospital in Zamboanga ...

AFP supports intent of MO 32 to suppress lawless violence
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it supports the intent of Memorandum Order (MO) No. 32. In a statement from AFP Spokesperson BGen ...

More than 8,000 aspirants complete bar examinations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
The first day focused on Political Law, International Law ... supporters and relatives of bar takers flocked around the University of Santo Tomas campus, the venue of the exams, for the ...

Govt troops foil bombing try in Maguindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
CAMP SIONGCO, MAGUINDANAO - Army and police bomb experts deactivated late Saturday a powerful roadside improvised bomb that the villagers found along the highway in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

Money laundering: Dutch police find cash in washing machine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Dutch police who found 350,000 euros ($400,000 or P20.8 million) hidden inside a washing machine have detained a man on suspicion of -- what else? -- money laundering.

Electronics makers back higher tax on GIE
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI) is pushing for the implementation of a higher tax rate of six to seven percent on gross income earned (GIE) to replace the 18 percent tax rate for eligible ...

Best practices in project feasibility study and analysis
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
He was the chairman of Finance and Accounting Department and Program Director of the Master in Development Management in Public Finance at the Asian Institute of Management. He was the vice chair of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy and the ...

Snatching from the taxman
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
With the vast powers of the tax authorities to exact compliance, impose loss of sleep through earth-shaking assessments, and make you pay dearly for your actual sins, chances are you will break and they will win. Back to earth though - against that vast ...

Customs starts fuel marking system next year
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is implementing early next year a fuel marking and monitoring scheme to help prevent the smuggling of oil into the country. In a statement released over the weekend, the BOC said the fuel marking system ...

Angara urges BIR to withdraw memo taxing health card premiums
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
Senator Sonny Angara called on the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to withdraw its revenue memorandum circular which states that health card premiums shall be subject to tax. Angara, who chairs ...

'Tomas' maintains strength as it nears PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) -- A typhoon that has briefly left the country will return Sunday afternoon, weather officials said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Drainpipe collapses in Quezon City; traffic expected
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday warned motorists there would be heavy traffic in Quezon City after a drainpipe collapsed at the intersection of N.S. Amoranto Sr. and Banawe streets when a 22-wheeler ...

Beloved Philippine Designer Randy Ortiz Marks 30 Years In Fashion
Forbes - 2018-11-25
Longevity in a business that is fickle and fast paced was also credited ... When he was president of the Fashion Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP) for two terms, he advocated the promotion of local weaves. "I would work closely with the weavers ...

Typhoon Man-yi may reenter Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Man-yi left the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday, but may reenter within the next 12 to 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said. The state weather bureau said ...

Lorenzana bares China efforts to stop Pag-asa Island construction, visit
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday revealed how China tried to stop the government from repairing structures on Pag-asa Island, one of the ...

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