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Consumer groups back bill on Solar Para Sa Bayan franchise
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumer groups have expressed support for House Bill 8179 which gives Solar Para Sa Bayan the non-exclusive right to construct solar-battery minigrids in off-grid areas nationwide at zero cost to government. In a statement ...

In shift to general wellness, Weight Watchers becomes 'WW'
YAHOO! - 2018-09-24
Washington (AFP) - Global weight loss giant Weight Watchers is changing its name to WW as it moves toward promoting healthy living in general, the company announced Monday. Its new slogan -- "Wellness that works" -- reflects the goal of branching out ...

Airlines add fuel surcharge to ticket prices
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Local airlines have started implementing higher rates in line with the revival of the fuel surcharge. Officials from Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific said yesterday their companies started last Wednesday the imposition of fuel ...

Ex-sexy star, convicted of drugs, released from jail
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- A former sexy star has been released from jail after she entered a plea bargain in her drug case before a Quezon City regional trial court almost two years since her arrest. Sabrina M, real name Karen Palasigue, was found guilty ...

Peso hits 13-year low anew
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The peso weakened anew to the lowest level in almost 13 years, giving up 19 centavos at the start of the trading week amid the impending rate hikes by the US and Philippine central banks as well as worsening trade tension between ...

Suspension of 9 mayors over illegal dumps recalled
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The orders of former ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales suspending nine mayors for one year in connection with the operation of open dumps in their respective areas have been recalled. In separate orders signed on Sept. 10 and ...

Drunk guard pokes gun at cop
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- A drunk security guard was arrested after he poked his gun at a policeman who was helping bring him to a hospital when he figured in a traffic accident in Marikina City Sunday. Moreno Saycon, 23, was disarmed and arrested by Police ...

Former CHED exec sues for reinstatement
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Commission on Higher Education officer-in-charge Commissioner Prospero de Vera is facing administrative and criminal charges before the Office of the Ombudsman for failing to reinstate a former CHED official. Julito Vitriolo filed ...

2 girls die in Iloilo road mishap
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Two girls died when a tricab they were riding rolled over and fell into a ditch in Leon, Iloilo on Sunday night. Nenia Verayo, 6, and her cousin, Kyla Mana-ay, 7, both residents of Barangay Kasing-Kasing, Molo district in ...

World Bank backs removal of productivity constraints
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Bank is urging the removal of constraints affecting productivity -- such as restrictions on foreign investments -- to enable the country to attain its long-term agenda of being a poverty-free society by 2040. In a new ...

Philex builds road to hasten search for landslide victims
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
ITOGON, Benguet, Philippines -- A rescue team sent by Philex Mining Corp. to help search for victims of a landslide in Barangay Ucab in this town was finally able to connect an access road to the disaster site on Friday. Using an excavator deployed from ...

3 long-term health dangers that flooding can pose to affected communities
YAHOO! - 2018-09-24
Flooding can be one of the most difficult natural disasters to recover from because the risks don't dissipate when conditions dry up and cleanup gets underway. In the case of major flooding disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and most recently ...

A bridal fashion event showcasing talent and giving back
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
She also studied Textile Effects at the University of the Arts, London-Central Saint Martins College of Arts and ... of the top wedding suppliers in the Philippines, including photographers ...

CA stops PDIC disposal of Banco Filipino assets
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
It was closed in 1985 but was reopened nine years later, after the SC declared the closure illegal and directed the BSP to allow the bank to resume its business operations. On March 17 ...

Could trees have prevented the tragic landslides in the Philippines?
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
The landslide in Itogon, Benguet, buried more than 50 people, mostly miners and their families, after Typhoon Ompong struck the Philippines. We know that behind every landslide is a deforested land.

The blueprint for AmBisyon Natin 2040
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
THE World Bank released a report this past week, titled "Growth and Productivity in the Philippines: Winning the Future." This analysis concentrates on recommendations to achieve the ...

China slaps new tariffs on US exports as trade war intensifies
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
Business groups say American companies also report Chinese regulators are starting to disrupt their operations through slower customs clearance and more environmental and other inspections.

SB Corp. in e-payment tie-up for entrepreneurs
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-24
THE Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.) has tied up with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) to offer an e-payment service to mostly benefit micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in rural areas. Under the memorandum of agreement ...

4-day workweek possible in BPO, say stakeholders
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
A FOUR-DAY workweek can be implemented in the business-process outsourcing (BPO) sector, stakeholders from the industry said. Teleperformance Philippines Senior Vice President for Human Capital ...

Push digital infra to meet online surge-ePLDT exec
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
such as the assurance of business continuity and the protection of sensitive customer information. Financial service providers need fast and dependable connectivity to support digital payment ...

Cryptors: Hackuna to be top mobile security app in 2020
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
Since the company plans to offer these upgrades either at a minimal charge or via subscription, they will help monetize the app more to contribute to the business growth, according to him. "

Gov't-run hospital steps up fight vs. dengue after doctor's death
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- A government-run children's hospital is ramping up efforts to fight dengue after one of its doctors died from the disease. Dr. Sonia Gonzales ...

Aid groups halt Ebola work as Congo raid toll hits 21
Rappler - 2018-09-24
It also prompted NGOs in Beni working to fight the spread of Ebola to halt their work following a health ministry request, although Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was operating as normal in treatment centres some 30-50 kilometres (20-30 miles) outside the city.

Enrile, Bongbong Marcos cannot twist martial law history -- Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- Former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Bongbong Marcos cannot revise what went on during the martial law era, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque ...

Gov't posts first August deficit in 9 years
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government recorded a budget deficit in August, the first time it did so for the month in nine years as spending accelerates way past revenues. According to data from the Bureau of the Treasury, the deficit amounted to ...

Gov't waiting on word about Filipinos abducted in Nigeria
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is waiting for news about the seven Filipinos abducted by pirates in Nigeria. Foreign Affairs Secretary ...

Malaysia snaps three-day winning streak, Singapore gains
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-09-24
"Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand remain on the ... credit facility by six months. Keppel Corp lost 0.4%. The conglomerate is considering a transaction with media giant Singapore Press ...

Ombudsman cancels suspension orders vs. mayors, local officials named in garbage cases
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- Ombudsman Samuel Martires recalled the suspension orders issued against local officials for their alleged failure to shut down open dump sites in ...

DFA seeks to further cut waiting time for passport application
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said the waiting time for passport application has become shorter but it it aims to further trim ...

How coworking spaces can help you and your business thrive
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-24
Industries today are vastly changing, and with them, the needs of the countless workers that drive them. As a result, coworking spaces that scale with the needs of workers and enterprises have become an increasingly popular resource. SparkUp recently sat ...

Bato Dela Rosa wants Sara Duterte, Bong Go with him in Senate
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- Bureau of Corrections Chief and senatorial aspirant Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa has a dream team for the Senate. When asked who he would like to work ...

Roque on senatorial polls: It's about popularity, not qualifications
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who is considering a senatorial bid, couldn't hide his emotions when asked about the results of the latest ...

Typhoon #PaengPH maintains strength, rains to drench extreme Northern Luzon on Friday
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- More rains will drench extreme Northern Luzon this weekend due to Typhoon Paeng but weather officials said Monday the new cyclone's impact is ...

DTI to import cheap rice -- Roque
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday announced the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will take over rice importation as the ...

PNP Chief admits internal cleansing challenge
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) chief admitted it is a challenge to get rid of the "culture" of police misfits even as the internal cleansing ...

Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine
YAHOO! - 2018-09-23
Washington (AFP) - Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday.

Most Filipinos still fear crimes, addicts -- SWS
philstar.com - 2018-09-23
The second quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, conducted from June 27 to 30 with the results released yesterday, showed that neighborhood fears among Filipinos remain hardly unchanged in recent months. Fifty-five percent of the 1,200 respondents ...

P5.4 million shabu seized at NAIA
philstar.com - 2018-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 800 grams of shabu, with an estimated street value of P5.4 million, were intercepted by the Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) over the weekend. Authorities said the illegal drugs were hidden ...

123 nabbed in Region 13
philstar.com - 2018-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 123 persons were arrested during simultaneous police stings in Region 13 (Caraga), a police official told The STAR yesterday. In a phone interview, Caraga police director Chief Superintendent Gilbert Cruz said at least 60 ...

Smuggled rice seized in Zamboanga
philstar.com - 2018-09-23
ZAMBOANGA , Philippines -- Law enforcement agents seized smuggled rice from three cargo vessels from Malaysia in a joint operation Saturday night off the coast here. The joint Philippine Coast Guard and law enforcement units aboard the BRP Bagacay MRRV ...

Group seeks moratorium on FIT-All
philstar.com - 2018-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumer group Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) is urging the power regulators to implement a moratorium on all feed-in tariff allowance (FIT-All) applications amid lower renewable energy rates. LKI urged the Energy Regulatory Commission ...

De Lima seeks to institutionalize 4Ps, cash-for-work
philstar.com - 2018-09-23
"Government must provide the basic needs of our vulnerable citizens: food, health and education - which are the core mandates of human rights, and is the very centerpiece of social justice," she said. Deemed as a national poverty reduction strategy ...

Google Pixelbook Chrome OS tablet, aka Nocturne, likely coming in October
ZDNet - 2018-09-23
CES and MWC are over and it's time to clear the dust and see what smartphones are leading the pack this year. Read More It's now been about 10 months since I replaced the Surface Pro 4 with a Google Pixelbook as my primary home/office computer. With the ...

Japan Just Became the First Country to Land a Probe on an Asteroid
Fortune - 2018-09-23
Japan landed two unmanned rovers on a 1-kilometer-wide asteroid Saturday, the first time robot rovers have successfully landed on an asteroid surface. "I felt awed by what we had achieved in Japan.

Reflections on learning taxonomies in accounting programs
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general. These can be e ...

AIM Students, Alumna win prizes at ADB-AIM Hackathon
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
Neil Fidelle Lomibao (Master of Science in Innovation and Business student), Edelma Catalina Sy and Timothy Clark Dauz (MBA students), and Timyas Del Mundo (MBA alumna) were part of the teams that ...

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
Emissions of potentially hazardous pollutants known as volatile organic compounds, which can cause health problems if inhaled, would have been reduced by up to 80,000 tons a year. The change could ...

Makati Boyz represent PHL in Asean leg of AWS competition
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
Also the coleader of the AWS User Group Philippines ... is the President of Segovia Development Corp., a privately owned firm in the real-estate industry, and the vice president and business ...

Be authentic, communicate often and win awards
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
Bong R. Osorio is a communications consultant of ABS-CBN Corp., SkyCable, Dentsu-Aegis Network, government projects among others, after retiring as vice president and head of the Corporate ...

City doled out $123 million to pay for medical malpractice claims at its public hospitals
New York Daily News - 2018-09-23
When Zaza Modzgvrishvili was in the hospital after he was hit by a car, he assured his concerned family everything was fine. Modzgvrishvili, then a 27-year-old recent medical school grad, broke his leg, fractured several ribs and had a bruised lung.

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