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Duterte to send exec to Jordan for undocumented migrant Filipinos' concerns
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has discussed a deal with Jordan's King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein to fix the concerns of undocumented Filipinos there.

Killing dissent
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-08
It was easier because after all, Duterte had, and still has, the numbers in the Supreme Court. Sereno is known to have a mind of her own. She was not a Duterte appointee and, therefore ...

How two philanthropists provide home for sick children
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-08
Childhaus, which stands for Center for Health Improvement and Life Development, is an organization that temporarily houses cancer-stricken children while undergoing medical evaluation and ...

Heads up for hospitality biz showcase
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-08
Three industry related symposiums will be held: The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) conference, hosted by the Philippines Institute of Interior Designers (PIID); the National Building ...

Jollibee buys 47% of Bayless restaurant
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-08
Jollibee said in a disclosure to the stock exchange it entered into a business venture with Bayless to build a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the US. Jollibee under the partnership ...

Duterte bares 'lesson learned' for Trillanes after amnesty voidance
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-08
Calida also filed the quo warranto petition against Sereno. This was granted by the Supreme Court on May 11. Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro, one of the eight magistrates who voted ...

Duterte blames Trump and his tariffs for inflation
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 8) -- Who is to blame for the faster rise in prices of goods? It's United States President Donald Trump, as President Rodrigo Duterte believes. "Inflation ...

Joey Salceda predicts 6.1 inflation this month, lower prices by next year
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 7) -- Inflation rate is likely to drop soon -- but high prices might stay until Christmas, House Economic Affairs Vice Chairperson Joey Salceda predicted ...

Trillanes: Some AFP officers offered support, expressed refusal to be used by Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-08
Metro Metro (CNN Philippines, September 7) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday said there is a significant number of active Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) members who support him in ...

SEC okays P6.78-b offering of Cal-Comp
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-07
The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the P6.78-billion initial public offering of Cal-Comp Technology Philippines Inc., SEC commission secretary Armando Pan Jr. said Friday. Cal-Comp will be the second company to conduct an IPO this year after ...

BSP revives hedge scheme vs forex swings
philstar.com - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reviving the hedging facility for eligible companies with foreign exchange obligations, which was launched at the height of the Asian financial crisis more than two decades ago to calm the ...

World shares driven towards worst week since March by trade tensions
Reuters - 2018-09-07
The Nikkei shed 0.8 percent, undermined by a rising yen and reports U.S. President Donald Trump could be contemplating taking on Japan over trade. [.T] Other emerging markets were trying to steady after a punishing week, with Indonesia and the Philippines ...

$60-million deals signed by Philippines, Jordan
philstar.com - 2018-09-07
The letters of intent were submitted by the following firms: Nafith International, which aims to explore opportunities on logistics planning and operations and locate its regional office in the Philippines ... sector related to health care and insurance ...

Layer 3 Creates New Revenue Stream with Innovative On-Demand DDOS Prevention Service
Computerworld - 2018-09-07
Massive multi-vector DDoS attacks are increasing at an alarming rate. This case study shows how Layer 3 Communications--the premier provider for wired and wireless data networking, data center design and information security--created new revenue streams ...

MRT-3 train stalls in heavy rain
philstar.com - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Hundreds of commuters had to walk on the tracks of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 during a downpour when an MRT-3 train stalled at the Buendia station Thursday night. "The train just stopped at Buendia, then the (operator) said ...

Twitter now lets you launch live audio-only broadcasts from Periscope
The Verge - 2018-09-07
Twitter has been testing a new audio-only broadcast feature through its Periscope platform for a few weeks, and the company announced today that the feature is now publicly available for all iOS users of the main Twitter app and its live-streaming app ...

What's The Evidence That Supervised Drug Injection Sites Save Lives?
NPR - 2018-09-07
As drug-related deaths rise to record numbers, at least a dozen U.S. cities are considering opening supervised injection sites, where people can use illicit drugs with trained staff present, ready to respond in case of an overdose. The future of such ...

Microsoft updates 'Your Phone' for Android with SMS support
ZDNet - 2018-09-07
On September 7, Microsoft delivered yet another test build to Fast Ring Insiders of its Windows 10 October 2018 Update (a k a "Redstone 5"). Like most of its recent Fast Ring builds, this one -- Build 17755-- is all about fixes and only very limitedly ...

ConsenSys details the first cohort of companies to enter its new accelerator, Tachyon
TechCrunch - 2018-09-07
Tachyon, the accelerator of the blockchain powerhouse ConsenSys which launched earlier this year, has announced the first cohort for its 10 week accelerator program which is aimed at taking early ...

Netflix originals were receiving increasingly bad user reviews when the company decided to kill the feature
Business Insider - 2018-09-07
Netflix announced in July that it would phase out its user reviews feature by mid August, and the company's stated reasoning, as reported by CNET, was that the feature had seen "declining usage over time." But there could be another reason as well: Users ...

Government eyes more legal remedies vs Angkas
philstar.com - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will exhaust all legal remedies against motorcycle-taxi app Angkas after a Mandaluyong court allowed the firm to resume operations. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and ...

3 out of 4 college students say they're stressed, many report suicidal thoughts: Study
YAHOO! - 2018-09-07
3 out of 4 college students say they're stressed, many report suicidal thoughts: Study originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Sending a child off to college is an immense accomplishment for parents, who can finally breathe a sigh of relief. But teens on ...

After Suffering Sharp Declines, Are Bitcoin Prices Treading Water?
Forbes - 2018-09-07
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Crypto & Blockchain I am a financial writer and consultant who focuses on investments. Bitcoin prices experienced some notable losses earlier this week, dropping more than 15% in less than 48 hours.

DTI-EMB conducts info session on PHL-Efta FTA
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-07
The information session, under the Philippine Export Competitiveness Program (PECP), was attended by close to 50 participants, composed of exporters, business support organizations, officers from ...

Solar Philippines powering up more remote areas
philstar.com - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Solar Philippines is taking on the challenge of powering up more remote areas through the development of solar-battery minigrids. In a statement, Solar Para Sa Bayan - a unit of Solar Philippines - said healthy competition ...

Brain cells responsible for bravery found in the hippocampus
Upi.com - 2018-09-07
Sept. 7 (UPI) --How do daredevils keep their nerve? New research suggests risk-takers maintain their poise with the help of "bravery cells," found in the brain's hippocampus. Through a series of experiments using mice, scientists found OLM cells, when ...

SWS: Duterte's net trust rating drops, but still 'very good' in second quarter
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's trust rating dropped in the second quarter, according to an independent pollster. The latest Social Weather Stations ...

70 local MSMEs to showcase products and services in Caexpo
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-07
Additionally, a separate business-to-business (B2B) meeting room will be set up for the first time inside the Philippines Commodity Hall Area to give Philippine participants the opportunity to ...

A new leaked photo reveals a Nokia phone with five rear camera lenses
Business Insider - 2018-09-07
A new smartphone from Nokia may be taking the dual smartphone camera trend one step further. The phone, which appears in a new leaked photo, has five camera lenses on the back of the device. This is the same design that appeared in sketches of a Nokia ...

Curiosity rover mines secrets of Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge
Upi.com - 2018-09-07
Sept. 7 (UPI) --Armed with its workaround drilling technique, the Curiosity rover continues to probe Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge. This week, NASA shared a panoramic photo of Curiosity's surroundings. The photo showcased Curiosity's latest drill target, and the ...

Public told to store water
philstar.com - 2018-09-07
PAGASA-Visayas weather specialist Romeo Aguirre said several rain events greeted the first week of September, but the succeeding days and weeks will be drier than the usual. According to recent forecast, he said rainfall conditions over Visayas will be ...

Dumaguing: Beware of adverse effects of medicines
Sun Star - 2018-09-07
Some people, more businessmen than health care providers, would invite folks to a free seminar/lecture on nutrition and well-being, complete with snacks and giveaways. Well, as the saying goes, "all is fair in love and war," so this columnist is not in ...

Cost of living hits 9-year high
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-07
health and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services at 4 percent; and recreation and culture at 2.4 percent. The rest of the commodity groups either moved slower or declined with the index ...

Sotto chides Trillanes over call for supporters to troop to Senate
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 7) -- Senate President Tito Sotto on Friday chided Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and minority senators for calling on supporters to troop to the Senate.

Light moment
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-07
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with his supporters at the sidelines of the ceremonial exchange of business agreements between the Philippines and Israel at the King David ...

Philippines' Duterte offers troops to Jordan to fight militants
Reuters - 2018-09-07
and the Philippines on alert after a five-month occupation of a city by Islamist rebels - its worst conflict since World War Two. "If there is anything that we can do, if you are short in your army, let me know," Duterte said on Thursday at a business ...

Paolo Duterte files criminal case vs. Trillanes for libel
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 7) -- On top of all his worries, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV now faces a criminal case for libel, filed by presidential son and former Davao City Vice ...

Duterte's Jordan visit reaps ?3.26-B pledges, 2 attack helicopters
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is coming home from Jordan with billions of pesos in investment pledges and a donation of helicopters and firearms.

First Gen open to LNG partnership with PNOC
philstar.com - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines -- First Gen Corp. of the Lopez Group is still open to partnering with Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) even as it pushes through with its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, a company official said. First Gen vice president ...

Jordanian, PHL companies sign $60M in business deals
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-07
There are also LoIs on genomic testing services for hospitals and clinics from Reprogene; information and communication technology (ICT) sector related to health care and insurance from Mobile Z Nation; and technology, robotics, ICT development ...

Nestle: No plans to close manufacturing facilities in Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-07
"We have been operating in the Philippines for 107 years now, and we look forward to doing business here in the next 100 years. Nestlé is here to stay," the company added. Nestle, which operates a coffee processing plant in Cagayan de Oro, earlier ...

DBP books higher net income in first semester
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-07
THE Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) saw its net income rise in the first ... The agriculture sector received loans totalling P40 billion, while projects in healthcare, education and housing got P38.58 billion in assistance. Lending for projects ...

BSP to reactivate currency risk protection program
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 7) -- In response to the peso's continuous depreciation, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is gearing up for measures seemingly to prevent speculation.

Why is there a rice crisis in the Philippines?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Ordinary Filipinos have had to scrimp on their meager budgets for the past eight months as prices of goods and services surged to a nine-year-high at 6.4 percent ...

Huaren Capital Expands Foothold in Philippines, Focuses on Providing Opportunities for Future Investors
Yahoo Finance - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 7 ... he established have had multiple successful cases in starting blockchain businesses. He also owns a dozen mining pools with tens of thousands of miners.

BSP: Consumers pessimistic on economy for the third quarter
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 7) -- The third quarter appears bleak for consumers and businesses alike. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released the results of its third quarter ...

Health advocates urge gov't to increase tobacco tax
Rappler - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines - Health advocates have called on the government to increase the excise tax on tobacco. They also urged the National Economic and Development Authority to remove cigarettes from the basket of basic goods to help deter individuals from ...

Philippines' Duterte offers troops to Jordan to fight militants
YAHOO! - 2018-09-07
and the Philippines on alert after a five-month occupation of a city by Islamist rebels - its worst conflict since World War Two. "If there is anything that we can do, if you are short in your army, let me know," Duterte said on Thursday at a business ...

Philippine central bank mulls extraordinary policy meeting
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-09-07
Asked by the Nikkei Asian Review if the BSP will hold ... We'll see." Inflation in the Philippines hit 6.4% last month, the highest point in almost a decade, as food and oil prices soared.

5 basic things your social media admin needs to know
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-07
Over the years, social media management has become an important facet in growing a business. Digital marketing assists in increasing visibility, allowing businesses to engage with existing and ...

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