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GERI posts 14% growth in bottom line
Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Leisure estate developer Global-Estate Resorts Inc. (Geri), a subsidiary of Megaworld, grew net profit attributable to equity holder of parent firm in the first nine months by 14 percent year-on ...

Lloyds Energy, partner eye PNOC LNG hub project
Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Lloyds Energy, in partnership with China Kaicheng Energy Ltd., yesterday said it had formalized its bid to be Philippine National Oil ... oil reserves and the training of Filipino manpower ...

Here's the memo Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to employees on the changes to Google's sexual-harassment policy after the walkout
Business Insider - 2018-11-08
Google announced on Thursday it would end forced arbitration in cases of sexual assault and harassment. The change was announced in an email to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai, which was then published on Google's website. At Google we try hard to build a ...

Ex-marine kills 12 in California bar packed with students: police
philstar.com - 2018-11-08
"They called out our crisis intervention team, our mental health specialists who met with him, talked to him, and cleared him." Dean said Long was believed to have been armed with a single handgun when he launched Wednesday's attack. "It appears he walked ...

Abbyy looks to RPA to breathe new life into scanning and workflow
TechCrunch - 2018-11-08
Abbyy has been around for a long time helping companies with scanning and workflow tools, but like many older vendors it has been looking for ways to extend its traditional business model.

Democrats retake the US House, setting up divided government
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The campaign unfolded against a backdrop of ugly rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president. In locking down a majority ...

Bangkay found dead in Quezon resort
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
LUCENA CITY -- Character actor Jose "Nonong" de Andres, 72, known in Philippine television and movies as "Bangkay" or "Bangky" due to his corpse-like appearance, was found dead at a ...

Bar shooting scene of panic, heroism as 13 die
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
THOUSAND OAKS, California -- Survivors of the bar shooting are describing moments of panic and heroism as a gunman turned a dance floor into a killing zone. Nineteen-year-old Tayler Whitler says ...

Cigarette Smoking at Lowest Level Recorded Among US Adults
Medscape - 2018-11-08
Cigarette smoking among US adults has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). However, 1 ...

$132 million later, Ev Williams says he is raising even more money for Medium
Business Insider - 2018-11-08
LISBON -- Ev Williams, the Twitter cofounder who has so far raised $132 million in investment for his longform publishing platform Medium, says the company is still not profitable and he will be raising more money. The announcement -- made today at the ...

Everyday living made smoother at The Silk Residences
Inquirer - 2018-11-08
It is a popular belief that if you want your own living place in bustling Metro Manila, you must abandon your desire for the finer things in life. It may be true for some. But not for the ...

Illegal gambling eyed in slay of human rights lawyer
philstar.com - 2018-11-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Police are looking at illegal gambling as among the possible motives for the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental on Tuesday night. "An angle that is being investigated is his involvement ...

Ensuring a strong foothold
Inquirer - 2018-11-08
How does a brand remain relevant to its market? With the influx of new players wanting to be part of the Philippine economic growth story, what can veteran brands do to cement their position in ...

Google to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment
Upi.com - 2018-11-08
Nov. 8 (UPI) --Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Thursday the company will end a policy requiring employees submit sexual harassment claims to arbitration after protests. Pichai sent a note Thursday to employees on the change to its sexual harassment and ...

Cigarette smoking in U.S. reaches all-time low
Upi.com - 2018-11-08
Nov. 8 (UPI) --Cigarette smoking has reached an all-time low among U.S. adults -- 14 percent -- according to new data released by the U.S. government. Experts and researchers say the new data is proof that efforts to decrease the rates of smoking in the ...

US to press patrols in disputed South China Sea
Global Nation - 2018-11-08
An American official says the US Navy will continue patrolling the disputed South China Sea after a Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to one of its ships during a "freedom of navigation ...

T-Mobile discounts its prepaid unlimited data plan to $50
The Verge - 2018-11-08
After AT&T and Verizon both lowered their prepaid unlimited data plan prices, T-Mobile is following in the footsteps of its competitors by offering a discount on its prepaid unlimited data plan. For a limited time, customers can sign up for a $50 per month ...

Sun Life retains top spot in 2017
philstar.com - 2018-11-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc. has maintained its spot as the number one life insurance company in the country in terms of premium income in 2017, according to the Insurance Commission. Citing industry data, the IC said Sun ...

Vietnam most frequent poachers in PH waters -- Lorenzana
Global Nation - 2018-11-08
Vietnamese fishermen are the most frequent illegal fishers in Philippine waters, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday. "Normally, fishing boats ng mga Vietnamese sila ang ...

Duterte: Inday will not run for President
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte -- apparently trying to quash speculation that he was grooming his daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to be his successor ...

Under 40 With High Blood Pressure? Be Wary of Heart Risks
The New York Times - 2018-11-08
Adults under 40 with high blood pressure are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life, researchers have found. A prospective study published in JAMA included 4,851 American adults whose average age was 36. They had their blood pressure ...

Fitch flags constraints to telco competition
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-08
Yolanda C. Crisanto, Globe senior vice-president for Corporate Communications, said in a mobile phone message also yesterday that capex will keep close to spending in the last two years. PLDT has kept capex guidance at P58 billion this year, while that of ...

BSP: Philippine banks ready for stricter global standards
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-08
Bautista, president and chief executive officer of the Union Bank of the Philippines, replied when sought for comment. Banks in the country have embarked on fund-raising this year to raise fresh capital in anticipation of the implementation of the Basel ...

Duterte confirms Honasan offered DICT leadership
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 8) -- Senator Gringo Honasan has been offered a Cabinet position, President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed. Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of an event ...

8990 targets to reach P20-B revenues by 2020
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-08
8990 HOLDINGS, Inc. aims to generate P20 billion in revenues by 2020, driven by the completion of its mid-rise condominium project in Ortigas Extension. The listed mass housing developer said it should grow revenues by an average of 25-30% in the next two ...

Rental revenues drive GERI income 8% higher in Q3
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-08
GLOBAL-ESTATE Resorts, Inc. is developing the 150-hectare Boracay Newcoast in the island destination. GLOBAL-ESTATE Resorts, Inc. (GERI) grew its attributable profit by eight percent in the third quarter of 2018, as rental income more than tripled during ...

PLDT investing P2 billion in tech start-up Multisys
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-08
The transaction, done via investments arm PLDT Global Investments Holdings Inc., is expected ... First Pacific is the parent company of PLDT, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and Philex Mining ...

Disqualified bidders still have chance at 3rd telco position -- Rio
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-08
Bidders Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) and SEARS Telecoms-- the consortium of Luis Chavit Singson, TierOne Communications, and a few foreign companies-- were disqualified from the ...

Survey reveals 49 new bee species in Utah
Upi.com - 2018-11-08
Nov. 8 (UPI) --Utah is home to 660 bee species, according to a new study. One out of every four bee species endemic to the United States can be found in the aptly named Beehive State. Thanks to a four-year survey conducted by entomologists at Utah State ...

Payments, martial law hampering Mindanao outsourcing growth
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-08
"Small technology ... information and communication technology sector, said it would be good if the security situation can be addressed by government through "measures short of martial law." President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared martial law in ...

Lloyds Energy declares interest in PNOC LNG tie-up
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-08
PNOC, along with its chosen joint venture partner, will be competing with the two other interested proponents: the consortium between Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC); and Lopez-led First Gen Corp., which ...

DOTr: First set of Dalian coaches for MRT-3 currently on 150-hour test run
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The first set of Dalian coaches for the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) must first complete a 1,000-kilometer test run for 150 hours before being deployed during peak-hours operation, the ...

What is a political prisoner?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The issue of political prisoners has been making headlines recently as the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) negotiate for a peace agreement. Among the demands of the ...

Lawyer for 9 slain farmers shot dead
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Lawyers and human rights groups are crying out for justice over the killing of activist-lawyer Benjamin Ramos less than a month after helping families of nine farmers who were shot dead by unknown ...

PDEA welcomes Palace support on drug tests for Grade 4 pupils and up
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Aquino also noted that more than five out of 10 Filipinos agree with the proposed drug tests in schools, according to the September survey of the Social Weather Stations. /je

Zubiri backs re-election bid of 6 senators, except Bam Aquino
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday vowed to support the reelection bid of his colleagues in the Senate, except for opposition Senator Bam Aquino. At a regular forum in the ...

PNP says arrest of NDFP consultant not a political issue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The arrest of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Vic Ladlad is not a political issue but is because of his "blatant" violation of the law, Philippine National ...

China Telecom among 3 groups that submitted offers for 3rd telco race
Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Three third telco aspirants submitted offers to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Wednesday morning. The groups were the consortium of China Telecom and Davao-based businessman ...

Fair in NCR, cloudy with rain in VisMin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Most parts of the Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies and scattered rain on Tuesday, the weather bureau said. The intertropical convergence zone is affecting the Visayas, Zamboanga ...

China willing to accept advice on human rights
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
In a press briefing on November 1, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said China has built weather stations on Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), Subi Reef (Zamora Reef), and ...

Palace: Anti-profanity ordinance in Baguio violates freedom of speech
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
high school, and college students in Baguio. Panelo said the new ordinance may not pass the "constitutional test" when questioned before the court. "Definitely, it may not pass the ...

Kalinga woman poisoned in Saudi
Global Nation - 2018-11-08
A migrant worker from Kalinga province has died from poisoning in Saudi Arabia where she has been working as a maid for less than four months. Emerita Gannaban, 44, a resident of Balbalan town ...

WATCH: Wife of arrested NDFP consultant demands to see husband
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The wife of arrested National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Vic Ladlad demanded to see her husband as she raised concerns that he could be harmed while being transported by ...

COA suspends new fraud audits of candidates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Candidates may heave a sigh of relief for now as the Commission on Audit (COA) is suspending until after the May elections new investigations of those linked to irregularities to "uphold its ...

Manila police chief transferred to Caloocan amid rape controversy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Manila Police District (MPD) Director Chief Supt. Rolando Anduyan will be transferred to the Northern Police District amid a controversy over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl by one of his men.

Trade gap widens as import surge continues
Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The trade-in-goods deficit in September widened to the biggest so far this year as imports sustained a double-digit jump while exports declined, putting further pressure on the peso. The country ...

Six Chinese nationals face deportation for illegal mining
Global Nation - 2018-11-08
Six Chinese nationals are facing deportation following their arrest for illegal mining in Bulacan, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday. In a statement, the immigration bureau reported ...

Meralco rate up 11.35¢/kwh
Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Residential customers of Manila Electric Co. will pay more in their November bill with an increase of 11.35 centavos in its rate per kilowatt-hour, mainly due to higher power prices at the spot ...

Third telco comes roaring after duopoly in first salvo
Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The local stock barometer slipped to the 7,000 mark on Wednesday, going against regional markets, as investors dumped incumbent telecom stocks at the conclusion of the race for the third telco ...

Leaders gear up for 33rd Asean Summit
Global Nation - 2018-11-08
Also taking place concurrently with the Asean Summit is the Asean Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2018, which will be held from November 12-13 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

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