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Lubigan widow says insinuation she had hand in husband's slay 'laughable'
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The widow of Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan on Monday dismissed insinuations that she has a hand in the killing of her husband as "laughable." Gemma Lubigan submitted her Reply-Affidavit before state prosecutors on ...

P257B needed for first year of universal health care coverage - DOH
Rappler - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) will need about P257 billion the first year it implements the universal health care (UHC) once the law is passed, the health secretary said on Monday, November 5. Health Secretary Francisco Duque ...

'No disrespect': DOTr apologizes for 'fake PWD ID' incident with MRT passenger
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- The Department of Transportation ... training sessions for the PWD at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. DOTr, in its initial report ...

Sexual harassment, abuse tied to real health effects
UNTV - 2018-11-05
(Reuters Health) - Sexual harassment and sexual abuse occur frequently ... SOURCE: bit.ly/2xYHM9Q and bit.ly/2y6KQA6 JAMA Internal Medicine, online October 3, 2018. QUEZON CITY, Philippines - Three cadets from the Philippine National Police Academy ...

Palace responds to Patricia Fox: No reign of terror except for law violators
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- Malacañang said there is no reign of terror in the country, except for those who refuse to abide by the law. The Palace's statement was in rebuttal ...

Agrarian Reform chief won't resign over Sagay massacre, tells critics: 'The truth hurts'
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones is not resigning over the recent massacre of nine farmers in Sagay, Negros Occidental. "We cannot please ...

Why LineaOrganica is the newest health and beauty destination for all things organic
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Despite the daily grind of living in the ... Just a few months after launching its flagship store at S Maison Conrad Manila in Pasay, health and beauty company LineaOrganica opened its second branch at Ayala Vertis North, Quezon ...

Miners from Itogon help in operations in Natonin landslide site
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- The sight of rescuers crowded around rubble was not new to the miners of Itogon, Benguet, but this time they find themselves on the giving end of a ...

Series of earthquakes hit parts of Panay island Monday
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- A series of light earthquakes hit some parts of Panay Monday morning, prompting some universities to suspend classes. The Philippine Institute of ...

DOJ set to release Dengvaxia probe results
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Families of schoolchildren who died allegedly due to the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine may soon find an answer to their cry for justice. The Department of Justice (DOJ) officially concluded its preliminary investigation of the ...

Duterte creates inter-agency task force on federalism
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has formed an inter-agency task force to "integrate, harmonize, and coordinate" efforts towards federalism and ...

Xi to trumpet China's 'open' markets at trade forum
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
SHANGHAI, China -- President Xi Jinping on Monday will open a Shanghai import fair intended as a signal by China that its markets are open despite mounting criticism to the contrary and the worsening trade war with Washington. Organisers say more than ...

Palace downplays weather stations in Spratlys despite Beijing's confirmation
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang has dismissed Beijing's operation of weather monitoring stations on its artificial islands in the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea as "merely a news report" but the Chinese government itself already confirmed this.

Over 30 dead in Italy storms
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
Six regions remain on high alert for storms. The severe weather has caused massive damage and disruption. Trees in sprawling mountainside forests in the northeast of the country were flattened like matchsticks by violent winds. "It's like after an ...

SEC urges public to stop engaging in FX trading
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urged the pubic to stop engaging in foreign exchange trading and other similar activities, saying that these are illegal in the Philippines. "The public is hereby advised to stop ...

Karlo Nograles is new Cabinet Secretary
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles is the next Cabinet Secretary, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Monday.

Metro Manila workers get minimum ?25 wage hike
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
In a media briefing Monday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the new minimum wage would take effect 15 days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation. The Labor Chief has ...

Bitcoin Cash Price Jumps 10% after Binance, Bitcoin.com Reveal Hard Fork Plans
YAHOO! - 2018-11-04
The bitcoin cash price awoke from its slump on Friday, mounting a double-digit percentage rally during the early evening hours after two major cryptocurrency firms revealed their plans for the BCH hard fork that is scheduled to take place in less than two ...

Ex-cop caught in drug sting
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A dismissed policeman was arrested in a drug bust in Pateros Saturday night, the Southern Police District (SPD) said yesterday. Alexander Ilagan, who held the rank of Police Officer 1 and was last assigned to the Manila Police ...

PGA emerges as top non-life insurance firm
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Prudential Guarantee & Assurance Inc. (PGA) emerged as the top non-life insurance company in the Philippines in 2017 based on net premiums written, the Insurance Commission (IC) said over the weekend. Insurance commissioner Dennis ...

Isuzu sees better sales for 2019
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) expects to see a turnaround in sales next year as it anticipates a decline this year. "Compared with last year, we are forecasting our automotive demand may be 15 percent or more down against last ...

GOCC subsidies increase in Sept
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Subsidies granted by the national government to state firms surged almost eight-fold last September given the higher support given to health insurance and irrigation programs, according to the Bureau of the Treasury. According to ...

You Aren't Burning Fat During That HIIT Workout - Here's When It Really Happens
YAHOO! - 2018-11-04
Experts agree that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training are great for losing weight and lowering your body fat percentage. We hate to break it to you, but the process of burning fat doesn't happen instantly. To better understand ...

Here's why Atlassian is slashing product prices by 35% for Opsgenie, the IT-management startup it recently acquired for $295 million
Business Insider - 2018-11-04
Atlassian, the $18 billion Australian software giant, wants to get IT-management services into the hands of more customers, so it's slashing the software prices of its newest acquisition. On Friday, Atlassian announced it would add a free tier and reduce ...

ConsenSys-Led Ethereum Tools Truffle, Infura & MetaMask Hit Milestones
Yahoo Finance - 2018-11-04
Ethereum co-creator Joseph Lubin-led ConsenSys, the largest blockchain software development firm in the world based in New York, has created three of the most widely utilized Ethereum products ...

Market may attempt to reach 7,300 level this week
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
SM Investments Corp. and International Container Terminal Services Inc., among others. However, the Market Call, a joint publication by First Metro Investment Corp. and the University of Asia & the Pacific, said it may take a while before the stock market ...

Boracay rehab to continue -- DENR
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Rehabilitation of the world-famous Boracay Island will continue even after it was reopened to tourists on Oct. 26, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday. Cimatu said the agency would continue to monitor the quality of ...

Negros Occidental starts seed production program
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Negros Occidental is set to become the first province in the country to introduce an innovation through a local government unit-funded seed production program that would only focus on three rice varieties. Agriculture Secretary ...

DOF sees inflation easing to 6.5% in Oct
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation likely slowed to 6.5 percent in October due to declining prices of rice and other food items, according to the Department of Finance. In his latest economic bulletin, Finance Undersecretary and chief economist Gil Beltran ...

3 slain in Luzon drug war
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Three drug suspects were killed in separate police operations in Laguna and Bulacan on Saturday. Two of the fatalities were identified as Rodolfo Mayorca, 39, and Celso Tuyogan, who allegedly exchanged fire with police officers in ...

DOTr to set parameters for MRT-3 bidding
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MPIC, in partnership with Ayala Corp. and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) Pte Ltd., was granted original proponent status (OPS) by the DOTr last year for its proposal to rehabilitate, operate, and maintain the MRT-3 for 30 years.

SEC keeps close watch on non-profit organizations, foundations that may be used in money laundering
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is closely watching non-profit organizations (NPOs) and foundations that may unwittingly be used in money laundering and terrorist financing activities through the donations they receive.

PDEx sets up new systems for trading, surveillance
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEX) launched a new electronic trading system for government and corporate bonds. It also launched a surveillance system for the market using the regulatory oversight features of the ...

Banks ordered to monitor deposit accts used in online transaction
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is clamping down on online foreign exchange brokerage and trading platforms organized abroad to protect the interest of investors. BSP Governor Nestor Espenila Jr. issued Memorandum M-2018-032 ...

Meralco interested in Mindanao power plant
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
Global Business Power Corp., another company which Pangilinan chairs, owns Mindanao coal-fired power plants through its 50-percent stake in Mindanao-based Alsons Thermal Energy Corp., a subsidiary of Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR), the listed ...

Bataan to intensify mental health programs, services
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-04
Governor Albert Raymond Garcia seeks to capacitate mental health workers in the community by the end of the year to intensify mental health programs and services in the province. (Mar Jay S. Delas Alas/PIA 3) BALANGA CITY, Nov 4 (PIA) -- Mental health ...

World Bank defends methodology in doing business survey
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
In Photo: Newly built high rises are seen at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig in this BusinessMirror file photo THE World Bank has defended its methodology, amid complaints filed by the ...

Farm performance likely worse in Q3 -- estimates
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-04
Dy, executive director of the University of Asia and the Pacific ... Among the four storms that affected the Philippines that quarter was typhoon Mangkhut, locally called Ompong, that ravaged northern and central Luzon on Sept. 15, wreaking P26.77 ...

Despite growth, PHL not seen to hit SDG goal of zero hunger
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
In Photo: A boy carries his younger brother to a spot on the sidewalk where their mother is lying down, somewhere in Makati City, in this file photo. According to a UN four-agency report, hunger ...

Meat importers ask DA to lift special safeguard duty on chicken meat
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
MEAT importers are asking the government to lift the special safeguard duty (SSG) on chicken meat until January next year to make available "affordable" poultry products this holiday season ...

Farm damage from Rosita hits P1.85B; death toll at 23
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
PRODUCTION losses incurred by 19,213 farmers and fishermen in four regions due to damage from Typhoon Rosita last week have reached P1.85 billion, according to the latest report of the Department ...

Compulsory preshipment inspection of containerized cargo seen to boost BOC take
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
BUHAY Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has urged President Duterte to order the compulsory preshipment inspection (PSI) of all "containerized imports" to thwart the large-scale smuggling of ...

COA: Lapses bog down P134.98-B infra projects
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
The government was unable to fully implement P134.982 billion worth of infrastructure projects in 2017 due to deficient plans, procurement delays and the failure of agencies to impose sanctions ...

Apple is selling refurbished iPhone 8 smartphones for $500, and it's an amazing deal
Business Insider - 2018-11-04
Apple is selling refurbished units of the iPhone 8 starting at$500 from its certified used device store -- one of the best-kept secrets in tech. That price reflects a $100 discount over the normal $600 starting price tag for an iPhone 8. At the time of ...

Oil firms roll back prices for 4th consecutive week
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
Phoenix Petroleum Corp. led the price rollback with a P1.10-per- liter reduction in gasoline price and P1 per liter in diesel. It was the first to announce last Saturday the downward price ...

Night differential, hazard pay eyed for state workers
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
Two Senate bills granting night-shift differential pay and hazard pay for government workers are up for plenary consideration and approval as soon as Congress reconvenes regular sessions next week ...

October inflation seen easing to 6.5% on stable food prices
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
In Photo: A fish vendor debones and removes the scales from a milkfish while waiting for customers at a wet market in Makati City in this file photo. The Department of Finance said inflation in ...

Day 1 of Bar exams peaceful on strict rules, police presence
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
MORE than 8,000 aspiring lawyers trooped to the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila on Sunday to take the first of the four-Sunday 2018 Bar examinations. The Supreme Court reported no ...

Few fans, little buzz in Qatar
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
DOHA, Qatar--All the usual bells and whistles were there. The pyrotechnic introductions. The in-house deejay heavy on American pop music. An aggressive social-media campaign replete with its own ...

Subscription e-commerce is growing rapidly
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
The same study found that a majority of subscribers tend to prefer curation services, suggesting a preference toward personalized goods or services Our consulting business has been working closely ...

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