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Train stations, graffiti, and penguins: some reasons to visit Melbourne
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
Perfect for travellers who prefer to create their own itineraries, Melbourne has a free tram zone within its central business districts which allows commuters and tourists to move around the city and see the sights. One can ride a tram and get down at ...

Davao BPO firms, JICA may tie up for Japanese training
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
CALL CENTER employees at work at the Six Eleven Global Services, one of the business process outsourcing firms in Davao City. -- LEAN S. DAVAL, JR. DAVAO CITY -- ICT-Davao, Inc., an industry association for information and communication technology firms ...

BPI eyes senior note drawdown
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
Philippine National Bank and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. have also tapped the foreign debt market recently, raising $300 million and $150 million, respectively, from its medium-term note facilities. In April, BPI raised P50 billion through a stock ...

JPMorgan laying off about 100 asset management employees
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
JPMORGAN Chase & Co. is dismissing about 100 workers in its asset-management division after a business review, according to a person briefed on the matter. The cuts are global and range across several businesses in the group, said the person, who asked not ...

Cebu Pacific adds 2 new local routes from Clark
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
It will restart direct flights from Clark to Caticlan also by Oct. 28, when Boracay is expected to reopen for business. Cebu Air, Inc., the listed operator of Cebu Pacific, reported its net income for the first six months of 2018 dropped 24% to P3.309 ...

E-Cigarettes May Raise Risk for Heart Attack
The New York Times - 2018-08-23
E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as many people think. A new study suggests they significantly increase the risk for heart attack. Combined data from two national surveys of more than 69,000 people 18 and older carried out in 2014 and 2016 showed that ...

Duterte on Sison's coma allegations: 'He played into my hands'
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- President Rodrigo said that Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison fell right into his trap. "Si Sison, pumasok talaga, he played into my hands," Duterte said in a speech during the 12th ...

Prone Positioning Before ECMO Is 'Underutilized'
Medscape - 2018-08-23
The authors of a recent perspective in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) [1] argued that proning before venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) in patients with severe acute respiratory distress ...

Solon seeks primary health-care services for indigenous peoples
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
The bill said THWs are entitled to the same benefits enjoyed by barangay health workers, such as Philhealth insurance coverage and hospitalization in case of work-related injury or sickness; free tuition in public high schools and universities for either ...

The Toll of Caring for Aging Parents
U.S. News & World Report - 2018-08-23
"When we think of an adult child caring for a parent, what comes to mind is a woman in her late 40s or early 50s," said Lynn Friss Feinberg, senior strategic policy adviser for AARP's Public Policy Institute ... of the American Medical Association.

China lifts tourist arrivals by 9.7% in January-July 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
Now in its 17th year, the biggest government-organized travel trade event in the country, will gather under one roof, international delegates to participate in business meetings with accredited Philippine tourism suppliers. In a news statement, the TPB ...

Wall Street analysts tore down a Tesla Model 3 and found 'significant fit & finish issues'
Business Insider - 2018-08-23
Tesla's Model 3 beat out its electric competition from Chevrolet and BMW when it came to powertrain and electronics. But when it comes to fit and finish, UBS analysts say the car has significant manufacturing issues. The teardown engineers found missing ...

4 Chief Justice applicants slapped with impeachment rap for voting vs. Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Four of the five applicants for the Chief Justice post will face impeachment raps, following a complaint filed by opposition lawmakers Thursday. Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Magdalo Partylist Rep.

Diaz to move up in weight in world championships
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
In other words, I am no longer young, and I am now one of the veterans," said Diaz, a scholar of Business Management courtesy of College of Saint Benilde. She was innocent looking when she was thrusted into the Olympics in Beijing 2008, and was already ...

Saying No to federalism
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
Remember that, as we have regions rich in fish, marine resources, and minerals, but depend on "Imperial Manila" for their survival (e.g., Masbate, Samar, Ifugao, Bukidnon, Bicol, Negros Oriental; for ARMM, that amounts to 98%, which in 2014 reportedly ...

Abu Sayyaf killed, 20 soldiers hurt in Sulu encounter - 2018-08-23
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- An Abu Sayyaf militant was killed and at least 20 soldiers were injured in a firefight in Patikul, Sulu on Thursday morning. Troops from the 41st Infantry Battalion engaged a big group of the Abu Sayyaf members under sub ...

Property rights and political lefts
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
and Cornel SC Johnson College of Business. GII is composed of seven pillars -- Institutions, Human capital and research, Infrastructure, Market sophistication, Business sophistication, Knowledge and technology outputs, and Creative outputs. The ...

UnionBank ties up with SAP to streamline operations with cloud-based solution
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
ENTERPRISE application software provider SAP announced on Wednesday that UnionBank of the Philippines has tapped its cloud solution to streamline its operations and meet business requirements. According to UnionBank Chairman and CEO Justo A. Ortiz, ...

DOLE has funds to help 4,000 displaced by Boracay closure
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
"Aside from the business community, the organizations now involved tourism stakeholders, academe, the media, youth and the Provincial Prosecutors Office," said Buncalan, who also currently heads the Baghay multi-sectoral council. The Baghay, according ...

Don't make reservations in Boracay yet, DENR advises public
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Booking a flight to Boracay in its re-opening this October? Hold your horses. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday advised the public to wait for the list of compliant and ...

SMC interested to bid for Malaya thermal-power plant
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
The four bidders are APT Global Inc., Phinma Energy Corp., Riverbend Consolidated Mining Corp. and AC Energy Holdings Inc. They submitted letters of interest on December 20, 2016. The auction was supposed to take place in March 2017 but was put on hold ...

The Swiss challenge
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
Other countries would buy the original study and then put the project out for competitive bidding. There is no set formula for this kind of business. India is actually the model for the Swiss challenge, as the local and national governments have already ...

'Luis' maintains strength, gustiness; new LPA to enter PAR soon - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Depression Luis maintained its strength and gustiness but will unlikely make any effect on land mass, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday afternoon. "Luis" was last seen 350 kilometers north northwest of Basco ...

Edsa as traffic lab
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
Her business ethos include training and developing top-tier After-Sales Team Members who ceaselessly earn customer smiles time and again. Alongside Toyota Motor Asia Pacific and Toyota Motor Philippines, the Toyota Shaw Service Center in Mandaluyong opened ...

Makati adopts one-strike policy vs drugs - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Makati city government will implement a one-strike policy against bars, clubs and similar establishments found involved in drugs, Mayor Abigail Binay said yesterday. During the weekly news briefing "Kapihan sa Manila Bay ...

Government releases criteria for third telco player selection
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
In a public consultation on Thursday, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) laid down three major criteria in choosing the third company that will compete with Globe and PLDT. These are national population coverage (40% ...

Filinvest to finish second office tower in Pampanga by December
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
Clark, Pampanga--Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) is set to finish its second office tower within its 201-hectare tourism and leisure estate in Pampanga this year, as it seeks to cater to the influx of business process outsourcing (BPO) firms in the province.

Roque says high prices of rice, fish won't last long
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday said the rise in prices of commodities, particulary fish and rice products, will not affect Filipinos for long. Roque addressed reports on increasing prices ...

How to Boost Your Gut Health with A 3-Day Cleanse
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
IN just three days, you can begin your journey of microbiome health for life. This three-day reboot is to provide the tools that you need for a lifelong shift in your diet, your health and your mood.

How to Boost Your Gut Health with A 3-Day Cleanse
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
This 3-day microbiome-cleanse will eliminate bloat, improve digestion and reboot your gut health. In this post from learn how to feel revitalized inside out. In just three days, you can begin your journey of microbiome health for life.

Palace concerned with China's nuclear program in South China Sea
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Malacañang expressed concern with China's planned nuclear program in the South China Sea as reported by the Pentagon. "We're concerned about the entry of any and all nuclear weapons into the Philippine ...

Health sensors startup wins PH leg of global Swiss contest - 2018-08-23
One Watt, a startup that non-invasive sensors to "listen" to motors used in health monitoring, has won the Philippine round of Seedstars ... a training system for flight attendants that saves airlines millions of dollars by using virtual reality ...

Philippines' San Miguel plans $2.7 billion share sale in food unit at steep premium
Reuters - 2018-08-23
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp (SMC.PS) said it was selling a $2.7 billion stake in its food and beverage unit San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc (FB.PS) at a rich premium, sending shares of both firms soaring to multi-year highs.

S&P 500 marks longest bull run on mixed day for indexes - 2018-08-23
UNITED STATES -- The bull market in U.S. stocks is now the longest on record. The current bull run on Wall Street became the longest in history on Wednesday at 3,453 days, beating the bull market of the 1990s that ended in the dot-com collapse in 2000.

2 ex-NPAs killed by former comrades, North Cotabato police say - 2018-08-23
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Rebels executed late Wednesday a couple who surrendered early this year and entered an amnesty program for former members of the New People's Army, police said. According to provincial police, Felix Abaniel, 50, and his wife ...

Josh Boutwood Helms His Dream Restaurant - 2018-08-23
We loved the wild mulberry vinegar and herb oil (you could drink it), this night using gotu kola instead of purslane due to the weather. Throughout this, Boutwood is busy putting finishing touches on dishes and talking about the food. We mention his arm ...

US Fed warns of 'consequential' risk from escalating trade wars - 2018-08-23
WASHINGTON -- An escalation of ongoing US trade disputes poses a "consequential downside risk" to the economy, which will make the job of the central bank more challenging, the US Federal Reserve warned Wednesday. But with the US economy continuing to ...

SMC's food and beverage unit seeks approval for share sale - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp.'s food and beverage unit is seeking approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission for the planned sale of its shares in a bid to raise P142.8 billion. Confirming a newspaper report, SMC said San Miguel Food ...

Economic managers' doubts prompt Duterte to consider public feedback on proposed federal charter
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is now asking the public to send their feedback on the administration's proposed federal constitution, following apprehensions expressed by the country's economic managers.

Congressman warns: Reenacted budget can't fund SEA Games, 2019 elections
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- House Appropriations Committee Vice Chair Joey Salceda is confident the budget will be approved, despite the controversy surrounding a cash-based system. The Albay representative warned on Thursday that ...

Tropical Depression 'Luis' enters PH, rains expected in Luzon on Friday
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- It's going to be another rainy weekend in parts of Luzon as a new weather disturbance enters the country, weather officials reported. In a 4 p.m. update Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical ...

CAAP: Xiamen Air black box to be sent abroad - 2018-08-23
He also said aircraft investigators revisited the site where the Air Xiamen flight MF8667 ended up after skidding off the runway upon landing last Aug. 16 during bad weather. While nobody was hurt in the accident, it paralyzed operations at NAIA for 36 hours.

Palace, Maguindanao victims' kin dismayed by Ampatuan furlough
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Malacañang and the families of the victims killed in the gruesome 2009 Maguindanao massacre decried the court ruling which allowed the suspect's temporary leave. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the ...

Integrated PLDT, Smart network expansion boosts speeds, revenues - 2018-08-23
"The beneficial impact of these network roll-out efforts has been enhanced by the tighter coordination between our business and network organizations, and, between the fixed and mobile ...

More OFWs expected to avail cash assistance after NAIA mishap - 2018-08-23
A Xiamen Air flight MF8667 went off the runway before midnight Friday because of bad weather. Nobody was hurt in the incident and the flight's passengers have been brought to a hotel. CX 908 Manila -Hong Kong 0600H CX 912 Manila - Hong Kong 0825H CX 907 ...

Seamless Philippines 2018 unravels future of Philippine commerce - 2018-08-23
banks and financial institutions, media, and food and beverage, among others. The wide-scale audience and participants that Seamless Philippines gathers creates a thriving conjunction where business deals are closed and partnerships are forged. For four ...

ARMM breaks ground on Maguindanao housing project - 2018-08-23
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao officials have broken ground on a housing project seen to benefit battle-scarred seaside communities in Maguindanao. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive ...

PNP validating alleged CIA plot to kill Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The Philippine National Police said on Wednesday they are validating President Rodrigo Duterte's statement the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is out to get him. "We take all the threats ...

Stocks advance on optimism over new US-China trade talks - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Investors eager to return to the market pushed the index to rally yesterday on optimism over a new round of US-China trade talks. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 131.73 points, or 1.75 percent, to finish ...

UN urges PH to remove human rights defenders from terror list
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- The United Nations (UN) is urging the Philippine government to untag human rights defenders as terrorists. Despite UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and three other alleged leftists being declared as ...

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