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ePrivacy vs GDPR: The differences you need to know
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-02
As such, it is important that companies understand the different ways in which the GDPR and ePrivacy regulations will affect their business. Here are the three differences that business leaders and professionals need to know. ePrivacy specifically covers ...

DOLE insists PLDT must regularize 7,000 contractuals from its service providers
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-02
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Monday PLDT Inc. should regularize over 7,000 contractual workers from its service contractors after it failed to file the necessary petition at the Court of Appeals (CA). Labor and Employment ...

Holcim adopts sustainability programs to protect environment, grow biz performance in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-02
PUBLICLY listed Holcim Philippines Inc. (HPI) bared its various sustainability efforts to steadily improve its positive impact to development by the next 12 years beyond providing building materials. HPI President and CEO John Stull said these initiatives ...

Cebu Pacific eyes air-cargo biz
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-02
WITH demand for logistics services seen spiking in the next few years due to the accelerating shift to the digital arena, budget carrier operator Cebu Air Inc. is making its foray into the specialized transport cargo business, partnering with a Swiss ...

Greater potential for the Makati subway
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-02
In Metro Manila, the private sector--sometimes through a joint venture with the government--has created such places as Eastwood City, Filinvest City, Bonifacio Global City and the under construction Ayala Land project Arca South on the site of the former ...

Canada hits $13 billion of U.S. goods with new tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-02
(CNN Money) -- Canada has retaliated against U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs by slapping its own penalties on American exports. The Canadian government confirmed Sunday that it has imposed tariffs on U.S. exports worth 16.6 billion Canadian dollars ($12.5 ...

Duterte opposes same-sex marriage, backs civil union instead - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is among those who oppose same-sex marriage, but favors same-sex civil unions, a government official said Monday. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte believes civil unions for ...

2 more Abu Sayyaf surrender in Basilan
philstar.com - 2018-07-02
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Two more members of the Abu Sayyaf surrendered to the government Sunday in a remote village of Basilan after learning how their former comrades are being reintegrated into society, authorities said Monday. Superintendent ...

Police arrest hired gunman, financier in priest slay
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- Police have arrested the hired gunman and financier in the killing of a priest north of Manila over a possible revenge angle. The Philippine National Police on Monday said self-confessed gunman Omar Mallari and ...

Defense secretary recommends to end peace talks with Reds
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- The country's secretary for national defense recommended to terminate the government's negotiations with the communist group, following reviews of their activities, including the President's ouster. Defense ...

Government to sell stake in OF Bank next year
philstar.com - 2018-07-02
as well as local Filipinos to buy shares in that bank," Dominguez said. The finance chief said the government wants to start this process next year. However, Dominguez said the agency has yet to determine how much shares of the bank would be floated to ...

Asian investors start week cautiously as China tariffs loom
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-02
This photo taken on June 27, 2018 shows the central business district in Beijing. The looming trade war with the US is clouding an already gloomy Chinese economic environment, leading local stocks to fall down along with the yuan, as the government and the ...

Expect more rains this month - PAGASA
philstar.com - 2018-07-02
Quiblat said, though disturbances are most probably to cross Luzon or near the region this season, these weather systems cause to enhance the strength of Southwest monsoon or "Habagat" that may affect Cebu. That is why he is warning Cebu residents to be ...

Rainbow-colored Coke labels let you wear your pride
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-02
Diversity and inclusivity have always been at the heart of Coca-Cola for over 100 years. This is reflected in the way they do their business, and in how they develop their policies, marketing campaigns, and sustainability initiatives. With this simple ...

64% of Filipinos support Boracay closure for full rehab -- survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) -- A recent Social Weather Services survey showed a majority of Filipinos support the government's move to shut down Boracay Island from tourists for its full rehabilitation. The non-commissioned survey showed 64 ...

64% of Pinoys support Boracay closure - SWS
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
It was highest among college graduates at an extremely strong +54 (70 percent agree, 16 percent disagree), followed by high school graduates at an extremely strong +50 (69 percent agree, 18 percent disagree), non-elementary school graduates at a very ...

The story behind the two bells
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
Upon closer inspection, the two bells reveal the colorful story and complicated relationship of the two stock exchanges before the Philippine Stock Exchange. One bell is embossed with the year 1927 and the seal of the Manila Stock Exchange, while the other ...

Agri trade deficit widens in Q1
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The deficit in the external trade of Philippine agricultural products widened by 41 percent to $1.83 billion in the first quarter as imports rose and exports declined, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported over the weekend.

Jeepney rams tree; 5 dead, 16 hurt
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- A family of three, a jeepney driver and his wife were killed while 16 others were injured when a passenger jeepney rammed a tree in Jala-Jala, Rizal on Saturday. Winnie Rodriguez died while being treated in a hospital where her ...

More changes soon
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
Regular opinion survey done by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) in April this year showed President Duterte still had a "very good" trust rating of 65 points despite a 10-point decline from December 2017. Indeed, so many changes have taken place under ...

Two years
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
As of the first quarter this year, Duterte still enjoyed a "very good" net satisfaction rating of 57 percent in the Social Weather Stations survey - with a comfortably high 70 percent of respondents expressing satisfaction with his performance ...

Listed firms raise P150 B in H1
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Funds raised by listed companies jumped 40.5 percent to P150.01 billion in the first half of the year from P106.74 billion in the same period last year, just before the bears took over last month. Philippine Stock Exchange president ...

Barangay chief hurt in gun attack
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- A barangay chairwoman was wounded after she was shot by an unidentified assailant at her house in Binondo, Manila on Saturday night. Adora Usero, 47, had just arrived from the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay ...

Tambays get free TESDA training
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is offering free skills training for tambays or loiterers to avoid police arrest, an official announced yesterday. TESDA chief Guiling Mamondiong urged loiterers to ...

PAL expands Clark hub
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is expanding its hub in Clark, Pampanga through the launch of flights to four new domestic destinations. In a statement yesterday, PAL said it is adding four new domestic points to be served ...

Philippines anti-HIV app spreading worldwide
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- "Battle in the Blood (#BitB)," a Filipino ... international launch at the 22nd International AIDS Conference organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Netherlands at the end of the month. WHO invited the HIV ...

6 snatched in Zambo Norte; captors demand P0.4 million
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Suspected members of a criminal gang kidnapped six people, including two children, in Sirawai, Zamboaga del Norte on Thursday and demanded P400,000 for their release, police said yesterday. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez ...

North Cotabato bettor wins P29.7 million lotto jackpot
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- A bettor in Kidapawan, North Cotabato won the jackpot in the 6/55 Grand Lotto drawn on Saturday night. The bettor hit the six-digit winning combination, 09-18-10-02-12-24, which had a jackpot of of P29.7 million. The winning ticket ...

After sharp climb in end-2017
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The rise in housing prices eased in the first quarter of the year after a sharp climb in the fourth quarter last year despite the double-digit rise in the price of townhouses, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported over the ...

3 Manila cops in extortion face ax
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Three Manila policemen who were arrested after allegedly trying to extort P50,000 from a woman they arrested on drug charges last Wednesday will be dismissed from the police service, an official said yesterday. Police Officers 1 ...

Jollibee to bring Smashburger to Asia
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Asians will soon be able to grab a bite of the trademark 100 percent Angus beef burgers of Colorado-headquartered Smashburger, the casual burger brand acquired by Jollibee Foods Corp. Jollibee is set to bring Smashburger to Asia ...

Philippines is 2nd worst auto market in 4 months
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Vehicle manufacturers have cut production by over a third as the Philippines slid to being the second worst performer in Southeast Asia in the first four months of the year. Latest data from the ASEAN Automotive Federation showed ...

NFA still short of palay procurement target
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run National Food Authority (NFA) has only achieved four percent of its target palay (unhusked rice) procurement this year amid high prices at the farm gate level. Latest data from the grains agency showed it has only bought ...

Provincial bus operations restricted along EDSA
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Starting July 15, provincial buses will be prohibited from traversing EDSA during rush hours on weekdays. In a resolution signed by the 17 mayors in Metro Manila on June 21, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said ...

6 Startup Mistakes Badass Entrepreneurs Never Make... Twice
Forbes - 2018-07-01
John Greathouse, Contributor I offer street-smart startup advice. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. As a life-long, serial entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling nearly $400 million.

Issues on controlled chemicals continue to hound exporters
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Exporters are lamenting persisting issues on the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on controlled chemicals that continue to take its toll on the competitiveness of the industry. In a letter to Philippine National Police chief ...

MCIA starts full commercial operations
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) sees a 13 percent growth in passenger volume this year after starting full commercial operations of its Terminal 2 catering to international flights yesterday. MCIA operator GMR Megawide ...

500px will no longer allow photographers to license their photos under Creative Commons
The Verge - 2018-07-01
Photography platform 500px will no longer allow photographers to license their photos under a Creative Commons license, and is removing the functionality to search and download such images. The site also closed down its stock photo platform, 500px ...

Couple found dead in Surigao Sur
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
BUTUAN, Philippines -- A couple was was found dead at their home in Barangay Pamanlinan, Bislig, Surigao del Sur yesterday. Senior Police Officer 3 Ruel Longgaquit identified the victims as Crispin Escol, 49, and Evangeline Calderon, 40. Calderon was ...

Weaker peso to spur tourist spending
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- A weaker peso is seen boosting tourism receipts as foreign tourists spend more as they get more value for they money, an official of the Department of Tourism(DOT) said. "A stronger US dollar against the Philippine peso will mean ...

We're doing a really bad job of washing our hands, say government scientists
Mashable - 2018-07-01
After watching people prepare turkey burgers and salads in a variety of different kitchens, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers concluded that hand cleansing etiquette in America is pathetic. A government report released on June 28 found ...

YouTube apologizes to LGBTQ creators over issues with its ad and monetization policies
The Verge - 2018-07-01
Following complaints from users, YouTube has apologized for some of the problems that its LGBTQ creators have faced regarding its monetization and ad policies in recent months. The apology comes at the end of Pride month, and the video platform says that ...

Serena slams 'shocking' treatment over doping tests
YAHOO! - 2018-07-01
London (AFP) - Serena Williams demanded fair treatment from US doping chiefs after the former Wimbledon champion was shocked to be subjected to a series of tests in June. Williams arrived at Wimbledon this week on the heels of a report that she was unhappy ...

Pryce Corp allots P2 B for capex
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed Pryce Corp. has set a P2-billion expansion program to expand the capacity of its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminals and refilling plants to improve supply, boost efficiency and bring down costs, its top official said.

Florita now a severe tropical storm
philstar.com - 2018-07-01
"Residents in these areas, especially those living in low-lying and mountainous areas, are alerted against possible flooding and landslides resulting from heavy rains," the state weather bureau said. As of 10 a.m. yesterday, the center of the storm was ...

Food, oil to stoke June inflation
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
Neri, Jr., lead economist at the Bank of the Philippine Islands. Rising inflation expectations could also prompt the BSP to raise benchmark rates anew, according to Security Bank Corp. economist Angelo B. Taningco. Others, however, said the central bank ...

New breed of Fil-Chinese businessmen sail out of the capital
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
but many do have roots in the different provinces where their Chinese ancestors landed as early as pre-colonial Philippines and started from scratch. Mr. Cua himself was born and raised in Davao City before moving out for university and eventually a career ...

Residents of This Red State Just Voted to Legalize Medical Marijuana
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-01
It's truly amazing what a difference 23 years can make. Back in 1995, not a single state in the U.S. nor either of its neighbors, Canada or Mexico, had legalized marijuana in any capacity. Within the U.S., the war on drugs was still in full swing, with a ...

Anchor Land seeks to boost recurring revenues
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
The company is also constructing the two-tower Anchor Land Corporate Center at the Bay City. The LEED-certified building is set to cater to the growing number of business process outsourcing companies in the Bay Area. Anchor Land is likewise joining the ...

Capital raised via stock market hits P150 billion in first half
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-01
Monzon said in a statement. The funds raised came mainly from stock rights offerings, including P758.3 million from Yuchengco-led PetroEnergy Resources Corp., P20 billion from Robinsons Land Corp., P5 billion from Ayala-led Integrated Micro-electronics ...

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