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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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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 MindBodyGreen.com 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
newsbytes.ph - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
thestandard.com.ph - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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 ...

House seeks probe into arrest of lawyers in Makati bar incident
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday issued a resolution to investigate the arrest of three lawyers during a raid of a Makati City bar. 1-Ang Edukasyon Party List Representative Salvador Belaro Jr. and ...

Imee Marcos draws ire for 'move on' remark
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, daughter of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has drawn ire for her remark asking critics to move on. Governor Marcos on Tuesday hit people who continuously criticize her father ...

BSP grants relief to financial institutions affected by 'Josie'
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has offered temporary relief measures to financial institutions affected by tropical depression Josie. Josie, which hit the Philippines late July, has led to some ...

Labor rights group dares DOLE: Implement properly Occupational Safety and Health law
Davao Today - 2018-08-23
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- A labor rights group dared on Wednesday ... Rochelle Porras, director of the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), said the passage of the law ensures that "poor working conditions resulting to gross ...

Filipino priest accused of molesting boys goes missing
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino priest in Texas under investigation for allegedly molesting boys and stealing from his parish has gone missing. The Dallas Morning News reported that St. Cecilia Catholic Church officials believed that Rev. Edmundo ...

DOH warns vs formalin-tainted imported galunggong
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
During the hearing, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas revealed that the four major drivers for inflation last month were rising food prices because of the weather; higher excise taxes on sweetened beverages and fuel, and the scheduled increase in excise tax ...

Leptospirosis cases in Metro Manila up
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of leptospirosis cases in Metro Manila increased by over 300 percent amid monsoon rains that caused flooding, the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said urbanization had ...

C3 Expressway in conflict with another project--DPWH official
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
We will declare completeness [review] once it is clean," Bote said. AC Infrastructure, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Corp. and SM Investments Corp., submitted their proposal to the Public Works Department to design, finance, construct, operate and ...

Bacolod bags competitiveness award
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry earlier recognized Bacolod as one of the top national finalists in its recent "Most Business-Friendly City" search. Also this year, Bacolod was identified as one of the 4 fastest-growing cities in the ...

Consumer hotline
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
Globe Telecom Inc., through technology arm Globe Business, teams up with the Trade Department to make it easier for Filipino businesses and consumers to air their issues and concerns via the 1-DTI (1-384) consumer hotline which is now ready to accept calls.

Search is on for outstanding Filipino microentrepreneurs
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
Global bank Citi once again shines the spotlight on outstanding Filipino microentrepreneurs who have successfully risen from poverty and built businesses for themselves while helping ... Philippines, Inc., with funding support from Citi Foundation, partner ...

Trader, MICP execs sued over P13.5-million smuggled sugar
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) yesterday filed criminal charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against an importer tagged in the smuggling of P13.5 million worth of sugar into the country. The BOC filed charges against ...

Cebu cops into drugs, PNP chief confirms
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde yesterday admitted that there is a "culture of corruption" among PNP officers in Cebu, which he said prompted a revamp of the police force in the province.

Uber's new CFO suggested that an IPO might not happen in 2019 after all
Business Insider - 2018-08-22
Incoming Uber CFO Nelson Chai has suggested the company might not go public in 2019. The $69 billion transportation firm has been aiming for a 2019 IPO for a while -- Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi even reiterated that plan earlier this year. But Chai said ...

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely
The New York Times - 2018-08-22
In a limestone cave nestled high above the Anuy River in Siberia, scientists have discovered the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid. The 90,000-year-old bone fragment came from a female whose mother was Neanderthal, according to an analysis of DNA ...

Federalism: Good or bad?
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
The Commission on Population (POPCOM) denies the claim of pro-life groups that are circulating false information via social media that the contraceptive implant being distributed by the Department of Health (DOH) to women who want to space or limit child ...

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