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Back in business: Beyond the white sand, Boracay is, first of all, about people
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
Her eyes light up ... her administration was unable to implement this because the Local Government Code gave power to local government units to decide on business permits and other requirements ...

Trade chiefs: WTO no longer sustainable and needs reform
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
A group of trade ministers from around the world voiced their support for strengthening the World Trade Organization (WTO) at a time when the Trump administration has threatened to pull out of th ...

Saudis come close to admitting Khashoggi murder was planned
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
SAUDI authorities came close to acknowledging that the murder of insider-turned-critic Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide a credible explanation to ...

Green Archers take on Tamaraws in UAAP tiff
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
In the opening game at 2 p.m., Ateneo (8-2) tries to pull away from Adamson University at the top when the Blue Eagles play the National University (NU) Bulldogs. The defending champion Eagles ...

Ateneo faces Air Force Gals
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
Ateneo-Motolite hopes to come in full force as it tries to make it two-in-a-row over a skidding Pocari-Air Force side as action in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference shifts ...

Analyst: Private sector investments to help rice farmers weather more imports
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
In an interview with CNN Philippines Business Roundup, UP School of Economics professor ... give the farmers better access to irrigation, technology, marketing and credit. "Those farmers can ...

iPhone XR makes the right trade-offs for a cheaper price
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
In Photo: Apple Senior Vice President for Worldwide Marketing Philip W. Schiller, speaks about the new Apple iPhone XR at an Apple Inc. product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino ...

Everything you need to know about the Huawei Mate 20 series
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
IS this the phone that will finally make you switch? Lightning struck twice this year in the smartphone industry but instead of Samsung or Apple--the lightning came from Huawei in the form of ...

Seipi to promote PHL electronics industry in business mission to France
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
It is also a program for French start-ups, investors, entrepreneurs ... of technology and innovation to create high-value jobs for our people," she added. The mission is part of the Philippine ...

Philippine universities join CIIE 2018 in Shanghai
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
Mariano Marcos State University, Panpacific University, Saint Paul University of the Philippines, Tarlac Agricultural University and University of Santo Tomas. Aside from the on-site business ...

Minimum wage increase in Metro Manila decided soon- NWPC
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) said an increase in the minimum daily pay of workers in Metro Manila will be decided as soon ...

Dacawi: The need to pool medical support
Sun Star - 2018-10-26
It would do well for our senators and congressmen to pool part of their medical support into a common fund from which would be drawn payments for dialysis and other health services, thereby saving he patient the cumbersome procedure of having to produce ...

DoF identifies abuses in corporate tax system
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-26
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) is seeking to stop what it called "abuses" in the corporate tax system under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill. The DoF said the debates on the second tax reform package ...

EVRMC chief clarifies 'No Balance Billing' policy
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-26
Similarly, he appeals that for minor ailments, patients can go to Rural Health Units (RHUs) District and Provincial Hospitals where drugs and medicines for minor diseases are made available by the Department of Health (DOH). "A simple diarrhea may not be ...

Militants detonate bombs in Maguindanao
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Militants detonated two bombs along a stretch of the Cotabato-Isulan Highway in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao on Friday morning. No one was hurt in the explosions but the bombings triggered panic among villagers. Responding Army ...

Justice Department appeals Makati RTC decision not to arrest Trillanes
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Friday it has filed a motion for partial reconsideration of a Makati Regional Trial Court's decision against ...

5 Supreme Court justices vie for Chief Justice post
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday closed the application period for the next Chief Justice, with five names in. Senior Associate Justice ...

TIMELINE: ?11B-worth of shabu slips past PH customs days after ?4.3B worth of shabu was intercepted
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Two massive drug shipments - both worth billions of pesos - were smuggled into the Philippines in magnetic scrap lifters, but their journeys have different ...

Lapeña's 'promotion' amid Customs mess causes stir
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to sack Isidro Lapeña as Customs Commissioner amid a multi-billion peso shabu smuggling controversy drew mixed ...

Amihan is here, PAGASA says
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Expect colder weather in the coming months as the northeastern monsoon or Amihan is here, state weather bureau PAGASA said. "Medyo mas lalamig ang ...

Over 3,400 Metro Manila police deployed for Undas 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory ... Rosa up to Calamba Toll Plaza A and B and Ayala Toll Plaza; STAR Tollway Sto. Tomas Entry, Lipa Exit and Balagtas rotunda. SMC tollways said ...

San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. to sell shares at ?85 each
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Amid the struggling stock market environment, diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is selling common shares of its food and beverage ...

Youth groups receive cash for peace-building programs in Mindanao
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Vice President Leni Robredo awarded here Thursday 10 youth groups P25,000 cash each in support of their peace-bulding programs addressing violent religious extremism. The selection of the 10 organizations, from among 28, was ...

3 soldiers killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf members in Sulu
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Three soldiers were killed and three others injured in a clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf members Friday morning in Sulu. A report from the Armed ...

Immigration Bureau downgrades Sister Patricia Fox's visa
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) downgraded Australian nun Patricia Fox's missionary visa to that of a temporary visitor, in an order signed on Wednesday.

No more casinos operating in rehabilitated Boracay - DILG
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
During Friday's formal reopening of Boracay after a six-month closure, Interior and Local Government Acting Secretary Eduardo Año said Duterte gave him specific instructions earlier this week to ...

Universal health care program pushed
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
CEBU, Philippines -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque and other executives and health professionals across the country gather in Cebu for the three-day National Health Sector Meeting, which is already on its second run, to discuss the improved health ...

U.S. Secretary of State, DFA Chief Locsin discuss S. China Sea issues
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin to congratulate him on his recent appointment, and discuss ...

Boracay resort reopens in Philippine push for sustainable tourism
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-10-26
MANILA -- The Philippines' most iconic resort island welcomed back visitors on Friday after a six-month cleanup aimed at turning it into a model for sustainable tourism. President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Philippines' spruced up Boracay re-opens with new rules
Yahoo Finance - 2018-10-26
The Philippines opens the doors Friday to a spruced ... The Boracay Foundation, the main business industry group on the island, has not commented on the restrictions but welcomed the return ...

75% of Filipinos believe PH in 'the right direction' - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Is the country going in the right direction? Three out of four Filipinos believe so, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey ...

Asian stocks are getting slammed after Wall Street rout
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
(CNN) -- The stock market rout has rolled into Asia. In early trading Thursday, benchmark indexes were down about 3% in Tokyo and 2% in Hong Kong. The latest plunge in the region's battered ...

Anderson Cooper's message after bomb sent to CNN: 'We are not afraid'
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
(CNN) -- "What happened today was an act of terror. Terror designed to kill or maim, to scare, or to silence," Anderson Cooper said on "AC360" Wednesday night. He was referring to the suspicious ...

Lesser known senatorial aspirants to push for Marawi rehab, federalism, stronger manufacturing industry
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- They may not be as popular as other established names in politics, but three of the lesser known aspiring senators are hoping that their platforms ...

Malay town mayor suspended a day before Boracay reopens
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- The mayor in charge of Boracay has been suspended on the eve of the island's reopening. Interior Secretary Ed Año on Thursday announced that the ...

P1.3 million shabu seized from dismissed soldier
philstar.com - 2018-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A dismissed soldier of the Philippine Army and two other men were arrested in a drug sting in Parañaque yesterday. John Wyne Arnaiz was apprehended at the fourth-floor parking area of a shopping mall along Sucat Road at around 4:30 ...

Boracay reopens after six-month extensive clean-up
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-25
The national and local government, along with the cooperation of business owners, addressed these issues and more during its temporary closure. Boracay establishments with over 50 rooms were ...

Philippines' spruced up Boracay re-opens with new rules
YAHOO! - 2018-10-25
Nearly 400 hotels and restaurants deemed to violate local environmental laws have already been ordered closed and airlines as well as ferries were told to restrict service to the area. Drinking and smoking are banned on the beach and the huge multi-day ...

China is cracking down on new video games entering the country and it's costing publishing giants billions in profit
Business Insider - 2018-10-25
With about one-fifth of the world's total population, China is the largest video game market on the planet. Despite heavy regulations on media and online content in the country, Chinese gamers spent nearly $38 billion on video games in the past year ...

LIVE: Here comes Amazon's Q3 earnings
Business Insider - 2018-10-25
Investors and analysts are expecting Amazon on Thursday to report that its profits swelled like a raging river. The e-commerce giant is scheduled to report its third-quarter results after the market closes. Wall Street has forecast that its per-share ...

Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponization' of customer data
YAHOO! - 2018-10-25
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Wednesday said customer data was being "weaponized with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit and called for a federal privacy law in the United States. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...

Larry Ellison agrees with his nemesis Jeff Bezos over one big thing: the 'shocking' way Google views the U.S. military
Business Insider - 2018-10-25
In a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, Oracle founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison had a few choice things to say about Google's newfound disdain for the U.S. military. "Well I think it's actually kind of shocking.

Microsoft Q1 2019 Earnings Include 44 Percent Rise In Gaming Revenue
International Business Times - 2018-10-25
Several tech companies are reporting earnings this week, with positive results driving up stock prices. Twitter, for example, got off to a strong start on Thursday after reporting high revenue growth. Microsoft (MSFT) was no different as the tech giant ...

Local stocks tumble amid Wall Street crash
philstar.com - 2018-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices suffered heavily yesterday with the Philippine Stock Exchange index spiralling down below the 7,000 mark again. The market joined the global rout that started in Wall Street before spilling over across global equities.

Compound from Rhodiola plant improved memory in mice in study
Upi.com - 2018-10-25
Oct. 25 (UPI) --An active ingredient from the medicinal plant Rhodiola rosea may improve memory, according to a study with flies and mice. The plant has been known to increase mental performance, but researchers wanted to find out which specific substances ...

Medicare Pays Far More than Other Countries for Drugs, Government Finds
The New York Times - 2018-10-25
WASHINGTON -- President Trump was poised on Thursday to propose new steps to hold down prescription drug prices after a government study found that Medicare was paying 80 percent more than other advanced industrial countries for some of the most costly ...

Pryce Corp. earnings rise 18.2% in Jan-Sept 2018
philstar.com - 2018-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed Pryce Corp. grew its profit by nearly a fifth as of the end of September, mainly fueled by higher liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales. Pryce said its consolidated net income amounted to P1.1 billion from January to September ...

PayPal, lending app Tala forge strategic partnership
philstar.com - 2018-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Tala, the leading consumer lending app in emerging markets, recently announced a strategic investment from PayPal. The two companies share a commitment to building financial health, enabling all people to gain access to the digital ...

Customs hikes 2019 collection target to P670 billion
philstar.com - 2018-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) raised its target collection for 2019 to P670 billion to help the government raise more funds for its massive infrastructure program, a top official said yesterday. Customs deputy commissioner for the ...

SMFB sets follow-on price at lower end of P85/share
philstar.com - 2018-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) could raise as much as P39 billion from its follow-on offering after pricing the offer at P85 per share yesterday. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, SMFB said it is offering ...

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