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DTI conducts information session on Japan food safety
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
Around 80 participants composed of exporters, business support organizations, government representatives and delegates from Food Safety Network Japan attended the activity. Rose Marie G.

Powell says Fed rate increases intended to prolong recovery
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
but we are doing all we can to keep the economy strong and moving forward," Powell said in remarks prepared for a conference of Rhode Island business executives sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed ...

Survey shows most UK firms are still unprepared for Brexit
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
Most British firms are unprepared for Brexit, but a fifth plan to move all or some of their business to the European Union in the event the United Kingdom fails to reach a deal with the bloc ...

Facebook says attack exposed info of 50 million users
CNN Money - 2018-09-28
An attack on Facebook discovered earlier this week exposed information on nearly 50 million of the social network's users, the company announced Friday. The attackers exploited a feature called ...

Trillanes hopeful Duterte's extrajudicial killings remark will be 'clincher' to win ICC case
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV believes President Rodrigo Duterte's admission of his shortcomings on alleged extrajudicial killings will bring the ...

IMF: Inflation threatens Philippine economic growth
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded its Article IV Consultation with the Philippines. "Real GDP growth is projected to grow strongly in ...

PLDT expands deal with Amdocs
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
With him are Amdocs Regional Controller Aviv Sneh, Amdocs Limited General Manager Shai Levy, Amdocs Global Business APAC General Manager Dror Kalush, PLDT Chief Corporate Services Officer Ray C. Espinosa and Chief Financial Officer Annabelle L. Chua.

MWSS evaluating options if water concessionaires win SC case
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
On Thursday, the MWSS board had approved a new base rate for east zone concessionaire Manila Water Co., Inc. ranging from P6.22 to P6.50 per ... average basic water charge imposed by the Ayala-led company. "We removed the CIT. We also removed some ...

PNB to absorb thrift bank unit PNB Savings
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
PHILIPPINE National Bank (PNB) said it will consolidate its thrift unit within its commercial bank operation, widening its exposure to retail and small business clients. In a filing Friday, PNB said it will be fully integrating its wholly-owned PNB Savings ...

UnionBank raises P10 billion from rights offer
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., Bank of the Philippine Islands and Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. have conducted rights offers this year to raise P15 billion, P50 billion and P60 billion, respectively. UnionBank booked a P4.7-billion net profit in the first ...

RCBC raises P3.58-B from LTNCD issue
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
Other lenders such as Philippine Bank of Communications and Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. have offered LTNCDs to support its funding needs.

House Islamic banking bill clears committee
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
A BILL authorizing the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to regulate Islamic Banks cleared two House committees, putting the country on track to harmonize rules for the banking segment with oher countries in the region. "Islamic banks will be regulated ...

Boracay can accommodate only 249 resorts-DENR
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
Rodrigo Abellanosa of the second district of Cebu. The number is much lower than ... which was crafted by scientists from the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, specifically with the ...

BSP pegs September inflation at 6.8%
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- Filipinos may have shelled out more from their meager budget for goods and services in September, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ...

Back to basics: San Miguel celebrates 128 years in business
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- From humble beginnings as a beverage factory, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is standing bigger and stronger 128 years later. To celebrate ...

Maynilad to charge more in October
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- West zone concessionaire Maynila will charge more beginning October 1 based on regulatory approvals. The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage ...

Court defers decision on Trillanes arrest, travel ban
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV can enjoy his temporary liberty longer as another Makati court deferred its decision on a petition for an arrest ...

Prudential, Sun Life Among Bidders for CBA's Indonesia Insurance Business-Sources
The New York Times - 2018-09-28
CBA sold its insurance business in Australia and New Zealand to AIA Group for ... Sun Life, which operates in seven Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines and Malaysia, has in recent years made a series of deals in the region ...

Search for next Chief Justice begins again
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is again opening its search for the next top judge ahead of the impending retirement of Chief Justice Teresita ...

Japanese investors anxious on TRAIN 2 impact
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law gives "anxieties" to Japanese companies in the country, particularly the rationalization of the tax incentives in Philippine Economic Zone Authority ...

Jeff Bezos' rocket company beats out spaceflight veteran for engine contract
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
His company's BE-4 engines will power United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur, a new suite of rockets that will aim to better compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX on price. Its first launch is slated ...

UN rep slams Duterte's remark on extrajudicial killings
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- The United Nations' Special Rapporteur on summary and arbitrary executions slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's statement on extrajudicial killings ...

Duterte jokes: Recovering drug addicts to blame for rice crisis
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of the country's rice crisis by joking that drug addicts in rehabilitation centers should be ...

Remembering Roberto Kuan, an exemplary businessman
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
Quasha Memorial, Brent Schools, Inc., and Brent International School ... Agora Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Entrepreneurship from the Philippine Marketing Association in 1996; Business Achiever of the Decade from the Philippine Star ...

BSP expects economic growth to remain stable for 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The government might fall short of its economic growth target for the year. In a media briefing, an official from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ...

Blogger Drew Olivar faces criminal complaint at DOJ over 'bomb scare' post
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday filed a criminal case against blogger Drew Olivar for his false social media post about a bomb at a ...

MMDA seeks to reinforce 'no-contact apprehension' policy
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants to beef up the implementation of its no-contact apprehension policy against erring ...

Duterte says EJKs are his only sin
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
A Social Weather Stations poll conducted from June 27 to 30 indicated that 78 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the campaign while only 13 percent are not for a net satisfaction rating of +65.

'Family issues' hinder Imee Marcos' possible Senate bid
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is still on the fence about running for a Senate seat in the May 2019 elections. The eldest daughter of the late ...

Russia plans to arm its most advanced fighter with new hypersonic air-to-air missiles meant to cripple the F-35 stealth fighter
Business Insider - 2018-09-27
Russia reportedly plans to arm its most advanced fighter jet with a powerful hypersonic air-to-air missile that can take aim at aircraft nearly two hundred miles away, making them a potential threat to critical US air assets. The Su-57 multipurpose fighter ...

Microsoft is ready to shut down Skype 7 'Classic' in November
ZDNet - 2018-09-27
After a brief reprieve, Skype 7 has a new official end-of-support date. On September 27, Microsoft officials said support for Skype 7 (and older) will end on November 1, 2018 on desktop devices and November 15, 2018 on mobile and tablet devices. Microsoft ...

Obama to companies: Engage govts to avoid the Facebook fate
YAHOO! - 2018-09-27
HELSINKI (AP) -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama is urging private businesses to engage more with governments when developing new products and services, particularly in the technology sector, to avoid problems like those challenging Facebook.

Ex-tanod gunned down in Parañaque City
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A former barangay watchman was shot dead by two still unidentified assailants as he was drinking beer with a friend outside his home in Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City on Wednesday. Jose Isagani Biona, 51, was declared dead on ...

Vaccine, drug combo promising against HPV-related cancers
Upi.com - 2018-09-27
Sept. 27 (UPI) --Combining a tumor-specific vaccine with an immune checkpoint inhibitor shrank tumors in one third of patients with incurable cancer related to HPV, according to a phase II clinical trial. Participants were injected with the vaccine ISA101 ...

Difficult Diagnosis the Focus of Spondyloarthritis Congress
Medscape - 2018-09-27
GHENT, Belgium -- Improved tools and techniques that can be used to diagnose spondyloarthritis and predict disease severity are among the highlights that will be discussed here at biennial International Congress on Spondyloarthritides (SPA) 2018.

How Many People Really Watch Formula One Online?
Forbes - 2018-09-27
Earlier this year Formula One pulled off one of the most daring maneuvers in the 68-year history of the auto racing series when it launched its F1 TV online streaming service. The driving force behind it was Liberty Media, the investment firm which bought ...

News Sites That Take on Big Tech Face Legal Peril
Fortune - 2018-09-27
The reporter Julia Angwin is at the vanguard of a new type of journalism that uses data to pick apart the secrets of large technology companies. Her work at the Wall Street Journal and ProPublica ...

E.P.A. to Eliminate Office That Advises Agency Chief on Science
The New York Times - 2018-09-27
Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency plans to dissolve its Office of the Science Advisor, a senior post that was created to counsel the E.P.A. administrator ...

Workers in 4 regions to get wage hike
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in Northern Mindanao, Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa and Metro Manila are likely to get a salary increase at the earliest by next month, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday. DOLE ...

DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu orders partial lifting of quarry ban
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu yesterday ordered the partial lifting of the suspension of quarrying activities he imposed in six regions following a landslide in Naga City, Cebu that left 20 persons dead and dozens of others missing.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is being shamed for having vocal fry -- here's what that is
YAHOO! - 2018-09-27
As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford choked up during her emotional testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, admitting that she was "terrified" to defend her sexual assault allegations, people on social media taunted her "vocal fry."

Manila Water rates up
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Customers of east zone concessionaire Manila Water Co. Inc. should brace for an increase in water rates after the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) approved the upward adjustment for its mandatory rate rebasing.

More Clinicians Should Get Flu Vaccination, CDC Says
Medscape - 2018-09-27
Yearly influenza vaccination is a standard recommendation for all healthcare professionals (HCPs) to protect themselves and their patients, but new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that rates of flu vaccination among HCPs ...

DICT taps foreign partners to enhance cybersecurity
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
"This will help us strengthen our cybersecurity posture, whether it be Russia, the US, Singapore, Asean member-states, Europe--they are all welcome to be here to conduct business. At the end of ...

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 ...

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