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More office spaces to be built within transportation hubs
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-14
At the same time, Cushman & Wakefield expects demand for office space this year to be driven by business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. "The information technology and business process management sector, or IT-BPM will continue to take a huge chunk ...

DoT urges Iloilo City accommodation providers to secure accreditation
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-14
"Once the area in city proper is fully booked, tourists and can guests can still look for other hotel rooms located in Jaro (district) and Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao," Mr. Erlano said. Among the major hotels in the city are international chain ...

House leadership vows to honor Batocabe by passing his bills
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
Rodel Batocabe on health and education. In her eulogy at the memorial service for the lawmaker, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called for the incumbent members of the House of Representatives to ...

World news just for you
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
Except unfortunately, this time, "Clouds loom over global business as Chinese economy falters." "The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136-billion and Amazon in the middle." How many times have you ...

How does corruption flourish?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
This includes putting government contracts and procurement plans online, create online manuals on what is required to obtain a permit, build a house, start a business and so forth. Finally ...

Green technology helps ex-farmworker succeed
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
He applied his know-how on fish culture he learned from his former company for a fledgling tilapia hatchery business and transformed it into a reputable source of quality fish seed material.

PayPal to open largest PHL operations in 2 years
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
It will also integrate customer service with business, hiring and training support functions. Employees can expect to receive robust product, language and cultural training that will equip them ...

Black Arrow partners with online payment Dragonpay
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
"This is a great opportunity for Dragonpay merchants to expand their business and market reach since cash-on-delivery is still the most preferred payment method in the Philippines, accounting ...

Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered From Lion Air Crash
NPR - 2019-01-14
Divers from the Indonesian navy have recovered the second "black box" from the Lion Air jet that fell into the Java Sea in October. The cockpit voice recorder could provide information what caused the crash, which killed all 189 people on board. The device ...

Apple buys 50 business-class seats every day on flights to Shanghai, according to a confidential United sign
Business Insider - 2019-01-14
Some frequent-flyer miles are stacking up in Cupertino, California. Apple spends $150 million on a single airline each year, according to a photo of a United promotional sign posted to Twitter by LAflyer. A United representative confirmed the sign's ...

Hefty oil price hike set Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Pump prices are set to increase starting Tuesday, January 15, amid the implementation of higher oil excise tax and increasing cost of petroleum in ...

Arroyo calls for full prosecution of Batocabe slay suspects
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday called on the Justice Department to ensure that the suspects in the killing of AKO-Bicol Party-list ...

Lacson, Legarda agree to remove additional ?75-B in DPWH's 2019 budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson proposed on Monday the removal of the controversial ?75 billion allocation in the proposed 2019 budget of the ...

Passport printing contractor insists no data breach, only a misunderstanding
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- An official of the government's passport printing contractor is saying an alleged breach concerning the data of passport applicants may just be a ...

Filipino newlyweds drown in Maldives
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- A Filipino couple drowned to death in the Maldives on Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Leomer Lagradilla, 30, and his wife ...

Comelec introduces changes to ballot for upcoming Bangsamoro plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Changes to the ballot for the Bangsamoro plebiscite have been introduced - days before the plebiscite takes place. The Commission on Elections ...

PSEi reaches 9-month high
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... All indices ended in the green, with industrial, holding firms and property leading with 245.99 points (2.14 percent), 127.90 points (1.62 percent), and 50.65 ...

Pagasa: LPA unlikely to intensify into tropical depression
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The low-pressure area (LPA) tracked by the state weather bureau is continuing to grow closer to the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but is unlikely to intensify ...

Legarda: Senate will prioritize passage of 2019 Budget
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-14
Upon resumption of session, the budget of the following agencies will be subject to plenary debates: Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Health (DOH), Bureau of ...

Senate urged to probe DFA passport data mess
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is seeking a Senate investigation on the reported data breach at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) involving a passport contractor.

Iran Is Preparing A Launch. But Is It For A Space Rocket Or A Missile?
NPR - 2019-01-14
About once a day, little satellites zip over northern Iran and snap a few pictures of the Imam Khomeini Space Center. The satellites, operated by a company in San Francisco called Planet, haven't recorded much -- until recently. "We're seeing all kinds of ...

Panelo: No problem if China fishes in Spratlys
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- A Palace official on Monday downplayed the reportedly massive presence of Chinese fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea. According to a report ...

Digital Marketing Master Class PH set for Feb at SMX AURA
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
An affordable intensive workshop on various aspects of digital marketing is now offered in the Philippines. The 4th DIGITAL MARKETING MASTER CLASS PHILIPPINES 2019, a two-day, 18-hour master class ...

Watsons to open first store in Vietnam this week
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
HÀ NOI -- Hong Kong-based healthcare and beauty retailer Watsons will launch its first store in Viet Nam on January 17, according to the news website InsideRetail Asia. The Watsons store ...

Why hotel and property owners should partner with RedDoorz Philippines
Rappler - 2019-01-14
The Singapore-based company has been growing in leaps and bounds, increasing its business through its presence in more than 30 cities and 500+ properties across four countries in Southeast Asia, namely Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Filipino couple drowns while on honeymoon in the Maldives
Global Nation - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino couple drowned while they were on their honeymoon in the Maldives, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. In a statement, the DFA said local ...

Top 10 easiest places in the world to do business
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
BEIJING -- New Zealand has been named the easiest place in the world to do business, followed by Singapore and Denmark, according to Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, a report released ...

Senate: No need for bicam meet on Road Board abolition
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- The Senate has agreed Monday in an all-members caucus that it is standing pat on its assertion that there is no need for a bicameral conference ...

Palace on Duterte's tirades vs. Catholic Church: It's self-defense
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Malacañang on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte was acting in self-defense in his tirades against the Catholic Church. "'Di ba ang sabi niya ...

LIST: Oil firms to hike pump prices starting Jan. 15
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
Another round of fuel price increase will be implemented on Tuesday, January 15. Among the oil firms that will be increasing the pump price of gasoline, diesel, and oil products are: Jetti ...

BI: Chinese nationals top list of barred aliens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines - Chinese nationals led the list of foreigners who were denied entry to the Philippines last year for disrespectful behavior toward immigration officers, the Bureau of ...

Hontiveros seeks probe on passport data mess
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Risa Hontiveros has called for an inquiry into the alleged data breach caused by a previous outsourced contractor, producing passports for the Department of Foreign ...

Andaya asks SC to force Diokno to release gov't workers' pay hike
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya is asking the Supreme Court (SC) to compel Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to release the fourth tranche of the ...

Andaya sees plunder in flood control 'scam' linked to Budget chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said the flood control project "scam," which supposedly saw millions of government funds funneled into the ...

PNP: Passport data breach a threat to identity, national security
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- The heads of police and defense department have expressed security concerns over the massive passport data breach at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

First potential tropical cyclone in 2019 spotted in Mindanao
philstar.com - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The low pressure off Mindanao is likely to become a tropical cyclone--the first this year--state weather bureau PAGASA said Monday. The new weather disturbance was spotted 3,240 kilometers east of Mindanao at 3 a.m. Jomaila ...

Defense chief thumbs down Duterte idea of arming civilians vs. NPA
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana opposes President Rodrigo Duterte's idea of arming civilians to fight communist rebels. In a statement on Sunday ...

25 people arrested in day 1 of election gun ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14 ... In the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) where the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebisicite will be held this month, the PNP conducted ...

No Filipinos hurt in bakery explosion in Paris -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- No Filipinos have been reported hurt in the bakery explosion incident in Paris, France, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. "The Philippine Embassy in Paris ...

The outlook of the Philippine real estate industry in 2019
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
The Philippine real estate industry is forecast to maintain its growth and remain resilient in 2019. This is based on research and data gathered by industry leader JLL which reported an upward ...

Philippines' shoe industry has a new spring in its step
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-14
By the 1950s, the city had earned the nickname "shoe capital of the Philippines" and attracted many buyers, some of whom were exporters. At one time, there were 513 shoemaking workshops registered ...

House honors Ako Bicol Rep. Batocabe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives on Monday held a requiem Mass and necrological service in honor of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe who was assassinated in Daraga, Albay, last ...

The pros and cons of telecommuting or the work-from-home arrangement in the Philippines
InterAksyon - 2019-01-14
Researchers inferred that informal flexibility helps establish a close business relationship between a worker and the supervisor or manager. Meanwhile, employees working with formal schemes tend to slack off due to the lack of supervision. "Since the ...

Palace on passport mess: Do not pass requirements burden to applicants
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- The Palace on Monday said those who will renew their Philippine passports should not be saddled by the submission of requirements after the personal ...

Pagasa: Cloudy skies, scattered rain over parts of Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms could be experienced over the Soccsksargen and Davao Regions on Monday, the weather bureau said. This will be due ...

Right of way problems plague road projects in Batangas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
SAN PASCUAL, Batangas -- A single-story house stands in the middle of a newly built concrete road at Barangay Bayanan in this town, an oddity that speaks volumes about planning for an ...

No Filipinos hurt in Paris gas leak explosion -DFA
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 13) -- No Filipinos were hurt in a gas leak explosion in Paris on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement Sunday, the DFA ...

Minimal risk seen from Hanjin crisis
Inquirer - 2019-01-13
The central bank explained that, with its robust capitalization, the Philippine banking system was well-positioned to manage the loan exposure, which represented 0.24 percent of total loans of the ...

Market tries to swim around Hanjin-caused iceberg
Inquirer - 2019-01-13
"Having said that, the market may take the Hanjin default to take profit or sell banks and their parent firms (conglomerates Ayala Corp., SM Investments and GT Capital). Profit-taking actions on ...

MRT 3 private owner must pay P1.7B in tax liabilities
Inquirer - 2019-01-13
The tax liabilities arose from underreported income uncovered by the Bureau of Internal Revenue in an audit of the books of MRT Corp., the consortium that financed the construction of the railway ...

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