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Government to select third telco company soon
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
This was echoed by the Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T), which added that the selection process discriminated against local players. PT&T questioned the NTC's classification of a ...

Nuclear option
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-06
In Photo: The US team scoops nine medals from the World Championships and five of those are individual medals won by Olympic champion Simone Biles. THE US Olympic Committee (USOC) took steps ...

Djokovic back at no. 1
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-06
In Photo: Novak Djokovic will be the year-ending No. 1 for the fifth time. Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the ...

Win or lose, Singson-led consortium will pursue telco expansion
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-06
Luis "Chavit" C. Singson said it will still pursue the expansion of its business, which involves the deployment of portable Wi-Fi hotspots connected to a satellite. Mr. Singson, whose LCS Group of Companies partnered with TierOne Communications ...

Globe nets P15.16 billion in 1st 9 months
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-06
PROFITS of Globe Telecom Inc. climbed by more than a tenth during the first nine months of 2018 fueled by higher earnings from its mobile data, home broadband, and corporate data businesses ...

MMDA eyes total ban on provincial bus terminals along EDSA by January
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is hoping to totally remove all provincial bus terminals along EDSA by January 2019. MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said doing so would ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

Men's Melanoma Death Rates Rising, Women's Steady or Falling
Medscape - 2018-11-06
According to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow, the rate of men dying from malignant melanoma has risen around the world, while in some countries the rates are steady or falling for women. The study was carried out by Dr ...

3rd telco: NTC hurdles NOW Telecom complaint; gets sued again by PT&T
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
Incumbents PLDT and Globe have said they welcome the new challenger. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered both companies to comment on a petition filed by lawyers seeking the revocation of their "co-use agreement" involving frequencies they acquired from ...

Erap orders arrest of Manila village chief tagged in beating of teen
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines-- Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has ordered the arrest of the barangay chairman charged for allegedly beating up a 16-year-old boy. The STAR reported that Estrada ordered the arrest of village chief Felipe Falcon Jr. of Barangay 350 ...

Grab launches 'premium' tricycle service in Pangasinan
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Grab announced the launch of GrabTrike Premium in Binalonan, Pangasinan on Monday. The service is in partnership with Piaggio -- an Italian scooter manufactuer -- to provide a more premium tricycle service for commuters in the ...

Duterte defends soldiers' takeover of Bureau of Customs
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte defended his decision to have soldiers "take over" operations at the Bureau of Customs (BOC). This comes following ...

Cursing now banned in some public places in Baguio City
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines --Cursing in some public places in Baguio City could now get you in trouble under an ordinance the city government approved last week. The ordinance was authored by City Councilor Lilia Fariñas and bans cursing in schools, computer ...

Palace admits Chinese national named adviser
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-06
You know Mr. Yang is a wealthy man; he has rose from poor origins to being a wealthy man." He added: "And he has a technical know-how how to run a business, and also because he is Chinese, he knows a lot of people in the Chinese government -- and he ...

House panel approves bill on bereavement leave
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-06
The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) had argued that additional paid leaves will impact productivity and cost of doing business. "This will have a huge adverse effect especially on the viability of micro and small enterprises which ...

WHO to PH: 'Real investment' in universal health care 'needs to happen'
Rappler - 2018-11-06
"We from WHO consider increases in tobacco taxation a pro-poor measure because we know that the poorer segments of the population respond better to price increases and will be more easily giving up smoking and reducing the consumption of cigarettes ...

Ayala Land income up 17% in nine months
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- Property developer Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) on Tuesday reported a 17-percent increase in net income in January to September, citing strong earnings from ...

Murata to invest P40 billion for new Batangas facility
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The local unit of Japanese electronic components maker Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. plans to invest P40 billion to build a new facility in Batangas, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said. The expansion of Philippine ...

China's weather stations in Spratlys serve military purposes -- Batongbacal
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Beijing's weather monitoring stations on the Spratly Islands should also be seen as continued development and enhancement of military outposts in the Manila-claimed features, a maritime expert said. Jay Batongbacal, director of the ...

Now Telecom's petition to suspend terms in selection of 3rd telco junked
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- A Manila court on Tuesday rejected a prospective bidder's petition to suspend the implementation of certain requirements for the selection of the ...

Bidding process for 3rd telco won't be politicized, expert says
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- The selection process for the new major telecommunications player will not be politicized, according to an expert in the field. Pierre Tito Galla, co ...

De Lima sues Guevarra, Aguirre over protection given to convicts
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- Embattled Senator Leila De Lima has filed a complained against Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and his predecessor Vitaliano Aguirre. De Lima is ...

Philippines invites newcomer to transform its troubled telco sector
Yahoo Finance - 2018-11-06
Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp last ... shown by the country's fall to 124 from 113 in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business survey last week. An archaic law limiting foreigners to ...

Philippines invites newcomer to transform its troubled telco sector
Yahoo Finance - 2018-11-06
Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp last ... shown by the country's fall to 124 from 113 in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business survey last week. An archaic law limiting foreigners to ...

Philippines invites newcomer to transform its troubled telco sector
InterAksyon - 2018-11-06
Domestic telecoms and Internet stocks tipped to benefit have rallied this year, like Now Corp, Easycall and Transpacific Broadband, which have seen year-to-date growth as high as 609 percent, 313 percent and 211 percent respectively, compared to the ...

Philippines invites newcomer to transform its troubled telco sector
Reuters - 2018-11-06
It can take a year to put up a single telecommunications tower, of which the Philippines needs about 50,000 more to be on a par with countries like Thailand and Vietnam. Each one needs a stack of approvals - at least 25 permits - from health, environment ...

31 centenarians get P100k
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-06
Individuals who reached 100 years old were given cash incentives worth P100,000 each, plaques of recognition, and Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program cards during the flag-raising ceremony and program attended by provincial government officials ...

Petron nets ?12.1-B income in nine months on higher sales volume
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- Petron Corp. on Tuesday said it posted a consolidated net income of ?12.1 billion in the first nine months of the year, up 3 percent from the same ...

MMDA says viral footbridge is only 'for the healthy'
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) admitted on Tuesday that the footbridge in Quezon City that went viral was simply not for everyone.

Japan's youth suicide rate highest in 30 years
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
In Asia, only South Korea has a higher suicide rate than Japan, according to the World Health Organization, at 26.9 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017, compared to 18.5 for Japan and 3.2 for the ...

Chinese businessman Michael Yang one of Duterte's 'advisers', Palace says
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- A Davao-based Chinese businessman is an adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said Tuesday. In a media briefing, Presidential ...

Vietnam, Thailand withdraw from bidding to supply 203,000 MT rice to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- Both Thailand and Vietnam refused to participate in the bidding to supply the country with 203,000 metric tons of rice, citing the National Food ...

Duterte appoints new heads to anti-poverty bodies
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed new heads of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor ...

Philippines Third Quarter GDP Seen Accelerating as Govt Spending Picks Up
U.S. News Money - 2018-11-06
Business confidence fell to its lowest level ... Soaring consumer prices have prompted the Philippines to shave its economic growth target for this year to 6.5-6.9 percent from 7-8 percent ...

DOJ resolution on Dengvaxia set to be released this month
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- The Department of Justice is expected to resolve this November if former Health Secretary Janette Garin, incumbent Health Chief Francisco Duque III ...

Richest city Makati surpasses ?100-B mark in assets
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- Makati is the richest city and local government unit (LGU) in the Philippines in 2017, surpassing longtime record-holder Quezon City, with ?196.573 ...

PNP sticks to mandated policewomen quota due to 'restrictions'
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- The Philippine National Police will continue limiting the recruitment of female police officers despite the call of a solon to hire more women to ...

PNP backs another extension of martial law in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- The Philipine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it will support another extension of martial law in Mindanao should the President decide to extend it.

Philippines to take action if Chinese weather stations in South China Sea are verified -- Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 6) -- Malacañang said it will await confirmation on reports that China has set up weather stations on areas in the South China Sea and assured that the ...

Globe Telecom posts P15.3-B profit from Jan to Sept 2018
Inquirer - 2018-11-06
An insatiable demand for mobile internet helped industry giant Globe Telecom achieve a big profit boost in the nine months through September this year even as capital spending went up. Globe said ...

Pacquiao highlights his 'university of life' education in Oxford Union speech
SPIN - 2018-11-06
The OPS noted that Pacquiao "also voted against early versions of a bill that is now the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act, citing the usual weak religious arguments against the promotion of artificial contraception." "Mr. Pacquiao ...

Alibaba's Ma calls U.S.-China trade war "most stupid thing in this world"
YAHOO! - 2018-11-05
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The U.S.-China trade war is the "most stupid thing in this world," Jack Ma, the chief of Asia's most valuable public company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Monday. The two countries have set tariffs on hundreds of billions of ...

Google Chrome 71 will continue crackdown on sites with abusive ads
ZDNet - 2018-11-05
Chrome 71, scheduled for release in December, will improve the browser's ability to block intrusive and misleading advertising, Google said today. Starting with Chrome 71, Google plans to improve its ability to block all ads on websites that feature what ...

LTFRB execs divided over jeepney fare hike
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Two officials of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) are at loggerheads again, this time over the implementation of the P10 minimum fare for public utility jeepneys. Board member Aileen Lizada yesterday ...

A new study suggests a connection between cannabis use and serious type 1 diabetes complications
Business Insider - 2018-11-05
(Reuters Health) - People with type 1 diabetes may be more likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use cannabis, a recent study suggests. Researchers surveyed 450 patients with type 1 diabetes in Colorado, where cannabis is legal for ...

Kronos, IBM partner on Watson bot amid broader AI push for human resources
ZDNet - 2018-11-05
Kronos will use IBM's Watson technology to serve as a career coach within its software as it also rolls out an artificial intelligence engine dubbed AIMEE. Via a partnership, Kronos and IBM will bring Watson Career Coach AI to hourly workers. Watson will ...

File murder raps vs Trece Martires mayor, DOJ asked
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The widow of Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan of Trece Martires, Cavite has insisted on the filing of murder charges against Mayor Melandres de Sagun. In her reply-affidavit submitted at the continuation of the preliminary investigation ...

When is the right time?
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
"There is always a right time for everything." It took years before I truly understood the meaning of those words. Like most people, success was not handed to me on a silver platter. Success came only after enduring and persevering through a number of ...

MPD exec named outstanding policewoman
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The only female official to hold the distinction ... Sagaysay, who was also a finalist in the Metrobank Foundation search for Top Ten Outstanding Filipinos last year, is the only policewoman to become a station commander in Metro ...

Gab, Social Network and Lightning Rod for Controversy, Is Back Online
Fortune - 2018-11-05
Gab, the controversial social network used by the man accused of killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue, is back online after its original Web hosting provider cut ties with the company.

Beauty parlor robber arrested in Mandaluyong City
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A passerby and angry bystanders helped catch one of two men who allegedly robbed a beauty parlor in Mandaluyong City on Sunday. Manuel Jose Ringor, 27, told police he was driving a motorcycle with his wife and son as his passengers ...

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