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Inflation seen to peak September 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The growth in consumer prices may have ... In its new Market Call report the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group forecasts inflation growth to have eased slightly to 6.2 percent in September from 6.4 percent in August.

2 gunrunners slain in Quezon City shootout
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Two suspected gunrunners were killed in a reported encounter with policemen in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City on Wednesday. Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr., director of the Quezon City Police District, said the ...

Coast Guard orders Airbus helicopter
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order to European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 operator for parapublic missions in the country. Airbus said the latest contract with the ...

POEA lifts deployment ban to Micronesia
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino workers are now allowed to return and work in Micronesia following the partial lifting of the deployment ban. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello yesterday reported that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ...

Okada contests Tiger Resort backdoor listing
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Embattled Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada has asked the Philippine Stock Exchange to thoroughly investigate Asiabest Group International Inc. for its alleged misleading disclosures in connection with its share purchase agreement ...

LRT-1, MRT-3 glitches bug commuters
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Commuters were inconvenienced yesterday as trains of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) and the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) malfunctioned yesterday. In a viral video, a still unidentified male commuter forced open the LRT-1 ...

Grab expands e-payment service
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- As part of its transition from a ride-hailing service to an "everyday" application, Grab Philippines said yesterday it is planning to expand digital payment services through GrabPay mobile wallet feature. Ooi Huey Tyng, managing ...

No used clothes for calamity victims -- DSWD
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reiterated its appeal to the public not to donate used clothes for victims of calamities. DSWD Secretary Virginia Orogo said the government discourages donations of used ...

Philippines, Australia ink air connectivity deal
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and Australia have agreed to enhance air connectivity in line with efforts to boost the economy and tourism industry of both countries. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it has entered into a memorandum of ...

Iloilo bettor wins P53.4-million lotto jackpot
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A bettor in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo won the jackpot in the 6/55 Grand Lotto drawn on Wednesday night, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. The bettor, who bought the winning ticket from a lotto outlet along Lopez ...

URC takes over Calbee joint venture
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Universal Robina Corp. is taking over its joint venture business with Calbee after the Japanese snack foods giant decided to pull out of the Philippines after four years. The joint venture has incurred a net loss for three ...

BSP hikes rates by 50 bps anew
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas delivered another aggressive monetary action with its first ever back-to-back 50-basis point (bps) rate hike yesterday amid persistent signs of sustained and broadening price pressures. In a press ...

House panel OKs franchise for Iloilo power company
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives committee on legislative franchises has endorsed the grant of a franchise to a company that plans to provide electricity to residents of Iloilo City. The proposed franchise for More Minerals Corp. is ...

Insular Life names 2 execs to key posts
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
Choa as first vice president and chief marketing officer. Azura brings with her a solid track record in business transformation, sales and distribution, audit and compliance gained through her ...

SC ruling affirms new compensation scheme for bus drivers, conductors
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
On the other hand, they argued that the LTFRB circular deprive them of the capital they invested in their business in violation of their right to due process of law. Petitioners also claimed that ...

AboitizPower provides rooftop solar panels for The Outlets at Lipa
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
In Photo: Top executives of AboitizLand and AboitizPower sign a memorandum of agreement to provide solar power to The Outlets in Lipa, Batangas (from left): AboitizLand Commercial Business Unit ...

Jollibee to introduce Panda Express in PHL
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-27
HOMEGROWN FOOD giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is teaming up with Chinese-American restaurant operator Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (Panda) for the introduction of Panda Express restaurants in the country. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Thursday ...

Airbus pitches for A400M heavy lift plane to military
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
The chopper has achieved close to 5 million flight hours. "In the Philippines alone, there are currently four H145 helicopters operating, mainly for business aviation purposes," Airbus said.

Online manners and right conduct
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
Working in a government corporation, I was surprised that business letters started to have this salutation. Be the letter to an auditor or a complaining customer, it always felt like the Nativity.

DOT seeks more tourists, investments from the UK
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
Boncato Jr. Puyat was in London as a member of the Philippines economic team, which briefed UK investors and business executives on the Duterte administration's economic program. (Contributed ...

Facebook unveils Oculus Quest wireless virtual-reality headset
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
Facebook let the properties operate mostly independently for years, though recently the company has become more reliant on the divisions to contribute to the overall business. Stronger growth at ...

In high spirits
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
Founded in 1772, the company began in the sherry trade, owning sherry bodegas in Jerez de la Frontera before the business was consolidated and moved to its present headquarters in El Puerto de ...

DENR lifts quarry ban in non-residential areas
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Thursday lifted the suspension on quarrying by most mining companies in non-residential areas in the country.

DOLE to probe Chinese nationals working without permit
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Labor officials will investigate Chinese nationals allegedly working without permits. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said they have received ...

Workers stage protest vs. possible ?20 minimum wage increase
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Members of Akbayan party-list group lambast the Labor department's statement that Metro Manila workers may get a minimum wage increase of ?20, a ...

Once part of gov't terror list, Filipina activist wins UN lifetime achievement award
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- An indigenous and environmental rights activist, who was once named part of the government's 'terror list', took home the United Nation's highest ...

Regions I, II, III, and CAR placed under state of calamity following Typhoon Ompong onslaught
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The regions of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Cordillera are now under a state of calamity following the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong ...

World shares slump as Fed pushes rate higher
YAHOO! - 2018-09-27
ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 1.0 percent to 23,796.74 ... Shares rose in Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines but fell in Singapore and Thailand. FED RATE HIKE: On Wednesday, the Fed signaled its confidence in the U.S. economy by raising ...

BSP: Measures in place to 'mitigate' inflationary pressure of oil prices
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has assured the public that any inflationary pressures from rising international oil prices can be "mitigated to a large extent," even as traders see oil price hitting $100 a barrel soon amid ...

Military: 'Red October' plans include Kadamay occupation, rally sabotage
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has nine plans under a supposed plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, the Armed Forces of the ...

BSP implements back-to-back 50 point interest rate hikes, adjusts inflation forecast
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The uptick in prices required a stronger response from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The Monetary Board, the policy-making body of the BSP ...

China, New Zealand shrug off Fed, but FX risks push Philippines and Indonesia into hikes
Yahoo Finance - 2018-09-27
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China, Taiwan and New Zealand sat tight after the Federal Reserve's latest rate hike, but Indonesia and the Philippines pulled the trigger on Thursday to prop up their ...

World Bank pitches ways to boost Philippine economic growth
Rappler - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines - Multilateral lender World Bank proposed several policy actions for the Philippines to attain its economic growth targets. The government is aiming to realize the Filipino dream of a comfortable life, specified in the AmBisyon Natin ...

Inflation, not federalism, is Duterte's priority now - Roque
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The push for federalism takes a back seat as the administration focuses on addressing inflation, Malacañang said Thursday. "Right now the foremost ...

Blogger Drew Olivar slammed for nudging student activists to commit suicide
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Pro-Duterte blogger Drew Olivar was lambasted once again, this time it's for his vlog urging student activists from the University of the ...

Most Filipinos want Duterte to solve inflation woes quickly - Pulse Asia
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Majority of Filipinos want President Rodrigo Duterte to address the inflation issue amid rising prices of goods and services, the latest Pulse Asia ...

Calida threatens Trillanes with libel case: Apologize for calling me a thief
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV may face another libel case if he doesn't retract his claim that Solicitor General Jose Calida stole his amnesty records.

China, NZ shrug off Fed, but FX risks seen pushing Philippines and Indonesia to hike
YAHOO! - 2018-09-27
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China and New Zealand sat tight after the Federal Reserve's latest rate hike, but both Indonesia and the Philippines are expected to tap the policy brakes later on Thursday to prop up their battered currencies and temper ...

Rabies-free Philippines in 2030, is it possible?
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
As September 28 is World Rabies Day, it is just timely to talk about the current status of the Philippines when it comes to rabies control. The Department of Health (DOH) set 2030 to be the year ...

DOH: No dengue breeding grounds at Philippine Children's Medical Center
Rappler - 2018-09-27
Philippines - After an initial investigation into the upsurge of dengue cases at the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC), the Department of Health (DOH) ruled out the possibility that there were breeding grounds for mosquitos carrying the virus ...

Rights group cited in Sotto bill rejects move to lower minimum age of criminal responsibility
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The human rights group whose research was cited in the Senate President's proposed bill to lower the age of criminal responsibility to 13 ...

Panda Express is coming to Manila
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
The American food chain is a 50-50 joint venture between Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and Panda Restaurant Group Inc. In its first phase of development, it plans to develop five stores in ...

Cop, 6 others killed in shootings
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven persons, including a police officer, were killed in gun attacks in Pangasinan, Quezon, Camarines Norte and Cavite on Tuesday. Police Officer 2 Jalan Maguid of the Las Piñas police was sitting on his motorcycle at the United ...

Senator warns suspension of quarry operations may worsen inflation
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero warned the government of its order to temporarily suspend quarrying activities following several landslide incidents.

ADB revises downwards PH growth over higher inflation
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered its outlook on the Philippine economy due to a decline in agricultural output and exports, higher ...

Senator urges SC to decide on Trillanes' plea
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- A senator is urging the Supreme Court (SC) to rule on the petition filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes that sought to stop the voidance of his amnesty.

Duterte relieved Congress rejected appointment of leftist Cabinet members
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte expressed relief that Congress rejected the appointments of leftist leaders to his Cabinet. Duterte said the widespread ...

DOH ensures health services to evacuees, responders in Itogon
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-27
ITOGON, Benguet, Sept. 25 (PIA) - - The Department of Health Cordillera Regional Office (DOH - CAR) continues to ensure the health and well - being of evacuees and responders in this municipality, the most affected town by the onslaught of Typhoon ...

Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, new study finds
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
"There is compelling evidence to show that there is a relationship between the quality of your diet and your mental health," said Camille Lassale, research associate at University College London's ...

Rep. Bertiz on viral 'walang lisensya' video: It was meant to be a joke
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) -- ACTS OFW Representative John Bertiz said he had no intention to "offend or degrade" anyone during the Tuesday mass oath-taking ceremonies for the ...

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