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Bridging the gap between sales management and latest technology in real estate
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-28
What gap do you address in the market? "Stratforce Global Inc. is a professional services company based in the Philippines that provide business consultancy, project packaging, sales ...

The Manila Grand Opera Hotel: Rich in history, luxe in Manila
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-28
The business travelers are sure to find the proximity of the hotel to businesses and local attractions both convenient and delightful--and they will definitely enjoy the shuttle service that ...

Trump slams Google search as 'rigged' -- but it's not
CNN Money - 2018-08-28
President Donald Trump has renewed his claims of bias against conservatives on the internet, accusing Google of rigging its results to show "bad" stories when users search for "Trump news.

Asian markets push on with rally after US-Mexico trade deal - 2018-08-28
HONG KONG -- Asian investors extended a rally on Tuesday, tracking another Wall Street record as investors cheered a fresh trade deal between the United States and Mexico that brings an end to one row picked by Donald Trump that had rattled global markets.

House, DBM agree to restore budget cuts in education, health, infra in 2019
Rappler - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) have agreed to realign funds within the proposed cash-based P3.757-trillion 2019 budget to address huge cuts for key sectors like education, health, and ...

Online hiring up in second quarter -- report
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-28
The Philippines also saw a weaker performance in the second quarter for information technology and business process outsourcing sector, stagnating at a 9% growth all throughout the three months. This is 4% lower from first quarter results which noted a ...

HR Asia Announces Philippines' Best Companies to Work for in Asia
Yahoo Finance - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 28 ... "While we have received a number of awards in other areas of our business, this award gives us great satisfaction because this is about people.

Roque: PH anti-terrorism efforts to benefit from military, police officials' Israel trip
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The Israel 'gift' trip for military and police delegation will prove to be beneficial for the country's security measure, a top government official said.

'Move on,' De Castro tells critics on busy 1st day as Chief Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- Newly appointed Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro is not letting anything disrupt her 40-day stint as the country's top judge. During her ...

Roque responds to Trillanes' IQ challenge: Take a 'psych test' first
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes should get a sanity check first before challenging the President, a top government official said. Presidential ...

PH won't fall into China's debt trap, DFA chief says
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the Philippines will not fall into China's "debt trap" in the wake of partnerships with ...

Drug war: 1 dead, 11 arrested in Metro Manila - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspected drug pusher was killed and 11 others were arrested for drug-related offenses in Metro Manila over the past two days. The pusher, identified only as Bunso, was shot dead when he reportedly engaged police in a firefight ...

Cryptominers dreaming of rebound after price crash - 2018-08-28
Ali and Philippe are among the many miners who have incorporated speculation into their business model, hoarding some of their mined cryptocash. Ali hopes to stop mining in four or five years.

Drug war victims' kin seek Duterte's arrest in complaint before ICC
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The families of alleged victims of extrajudicial killings filed a complaint Tuesday before the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeking the arrest ...

Fire razes residential area in Tondo, five children dead - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Five children died in a residential fire in Tondo, Manila on Monday. Initial reports from Manila Arson Chief Senior Inspector Reden Alumni confirmed that the five siblings suffered burns and suffocation from the blaze that reached ...

Chief Justice De Castro's first hearing: Petition vs. PH's pullout from ICC
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro formally assumed her post Tuesday, and her first task is to hear a petition against President Rodrigo ...

Philippines mulls preferential trade deal with Turkey - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is studying the possibility of entering into a preferential trade arrangement (PTA) with Turkey, a senior trade official said. Trade Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo told reporters discussions to look into the ...

10 hurt in 3-vehicle smashup along Commonwealth Avenue - 2018-08-28
The injured passenger of the sedan, who was not named, was brought to the FEU Hospital for medical attention. Fortu fled the scene after the accident. Police arrested him at his house.

Malabon bamboo band remembers Katipunan past - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A bamboo band in Malabon continues making music out of its wooden instruments a century after its pioneers - members of the Katipunan themselves - helped smuggle arms during the Feast of Saint Bartholomew on Aug. 24, 1896.

U.S.-Mexico trade agreement sends markets to record highs
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
(CNN Money) -- Investors cheered a tentative U.S.-Mexico trade deal and sent stocks to record highs. Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed at all-time highs on Monday, and the Nasdaq topped ...

Tondo fire leaves five dead, 300 families affected
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- A fire that razed a residential area in Tondo, Manila on Monday has left five children dead and 300 families without homes. The four-hour fire began past 9 in the morning at a cramped area along Laperal Street ...

Ilocos Norte town suffers crop, infrastructure damage -- Mayor
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- Local authorities reported millions of pesos worth of damages to crops and infrastructure in an Ilocos Norte town days after the province was put under a state of calamity due to heavy rains. San Nicolas Mayor ...

Defense chief objects to reported Chinese nuclearism in S. China Sea
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The Philippine government expressed disapproval over China's reported plan to add "nuclear elements" in the South China Sea, Defense Secretary ...

Rough road ahead for DOTr budget as Poe questions jeepney modernization program
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- It may be a tough road ahead for the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) proposed 2019 budget if transport officials fail to address citizens' concerns regarding the jeepney modernization program. Senator ...

T-Mobile quietly reveals uptick in government data demands
TechCrunch - 2018-08-27
T-Mobile has revealed an uptick in the number of demands for data it receives from the government. The cellular giant quietly posted its 2017 transparency report on August 14, revealing a 12 percent increase in the number of overall data demands it ...

China Has Withheld Samples of a Dangerous Flu Virus
The New York Times - 2018-08-27
For over a year, the Chinese government has withheld lab samples of a rapidly evolving influenza virus from the United States -- specimens needed to develop vaccines and treatments, according to federal health officials. Despite persistent requests from ...

VMware is spending $500 million to acquire startup that will boost its cloud business
Business Insider - 2018-08-27
VMware will acquire CloudHealth Technologies, the company announced Monday. VMware will place approximately $500 million for the startup, sources told Reuters. CloudHealth Technologies will help VMware in its strategy to move toward cloud-based software ...

Men who sleep less than 5 hours per night at double the risk for heart trouble - 2018-08-27
Aug. 27 (UPI) --The risk of developing a major cardiovascular problem is doubled among middle aged men who sleep five hours or less, according to a study in Sweden. Researchers found high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, current smoking, low physical ...

AutoX is using its self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries
TechCrunch - 2018-08-27
Autonomous vehicle startup AutoX has launched a grocery delivery and mobile store pilot in a partnership with and local high-end grocery store DeMartini Orchard. The pilot will initially be limited to an area of about 400 homes in north San ...

Internet groups urge U.S. court to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules
Reuters - 2018-08-27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of trade groups representing companies including Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc and Inc, urged a U.S. appeals court to reinstate landmark "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 to guarantee an open internet.

2 charged for P4 million theft in Pasay City restaurant - 2018-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Two men were charged yesterday for allegedly stealing nearly P4 million in cash, checks and other items from a Chinese tourist in a restaurant in Pasay City on Aug. 22. Richard Rivera, 38, and Joseph Feliciano, 45, underwent inquest ...

This scrappy self-driving upstart is about to beat the biggest companies in the world to autonomous grocery delivery
ZDNet - 2018-08-27
Hot on the heels of grocery giant Kroger's announcement that it will begin testing last-mile autonomous delivery using Nuro vehicles comes a surprising public debut from a scrappy autonomous driving startup that so far has operated mostly in the shadows.

Statistics body: GDP rebasing to wait
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-27
THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY (PSA) will hold off till 2020 the use of a new baseline for measuring economic growth. National Statistician Lisa Grace S. Bersales said the agency has pushed back the planned rebasing of national income accounts ...

Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother
Rappler - 2018-08-27
Police arrested the siblings in June after a male foetus was discovered at a local palm oil plantation. Critics say Indonesia's abortion laws restrict women's rights to reproductive health and lead many to undertake dangerous abortions at illegal clinics.

Filinvest expanding residential, office projects in Mimosa
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-27
FILINVEST Land, Inc. (FLI) is expanding its residential and office projects in Pampanga with its redevelopment of the 201-hectare Mimosa+ Leisure City. The Gotianun-led property developer started working on the Mimosa+ Leisure City back in 2016 ...

DHMC to address job-skill mismatch in PHL hotel industry
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-27
The Dusit Thani Group is banking on the expected influx of tourists here in the following years. The Department of Tourism reported last July that tourist arrivals hit an all-time high of 3.7 million visitors in the first half of 2018, 10.4% higher from a ...

Robinsons Bank expects BSP okay for merchant acquiring business this month
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-27
According to its website, the lender is 60% owned by JG Summit Capital Services Corp. and 40% by Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. Mr. Sarte said the bank did not inject any capital into the merchant acquiring business venture. "No [capital expenditure ...

China invited to PHL pledging session for Marawi recovery
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-27
The Mindanao Business Conference to be held on September 13 in Tagum City, the capital of Davao del Norte, has invited the Department of Budget and Management, rather than the Department of ...

Things John McCain said on the Philippines, South China Sea - 2018-08-27
People stood in line for hours in the Phoenix heat, carrying umbrellas and sipping cold water. The National Weather Service says the high in Phoenix was 104 degrees. The viewing came after a private ceremony for McCain's family members and fellow ...

Uber to appeal Brazilian judge's ruling that driver should be employee
Reuters - 2018-08-27
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would appeal a ruling by a labor court in Brazil in favor of a driver who demanded to be considered an employee of the ride hailing app, whose labor model views drivers as independent contractors. The ruling ...

Risk assessments-the important art of compliance programs
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-27
The risk management tool I am describing enables compliance managers to make strategic, data-driven decisions based on a holistic, dynamic, and real-time view of all compliance-related activities across multiple lines of business and entities. The ...

Residents in flooded areas in Bulacan appeal for help
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Bulacan (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- Portions of Bulacan are still underwater due to heavy rains over weekend that affected almost 30,000 families in Central Luzon. Even when the sun came out, floodwaters still remain. It has been long enough for fish ...

Filipino ISIS fighter, recruiter sanctioned by U.N. and U.S.
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 25) -- The United Nations and the United States government have blacklisted a Filipino national and two other men from Southeast Asia for recruiting people ...

Slow, steady tortoise beats speedy hare in real life, study shows - 2018-08-27
Aug. 27 (UPI) --The lesson communicated by the tale of the tortoise and the hare, one of Aesop's fables, holds true in the animal kingdom, according to new research. The fable's lesson is simple: consistency and perseverance beat out disinterested talent.

Fire razes residential area in Tondo, five children dead - 2018-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Five children died in a residential fire in Tondo, Manila on Monday. Initial reports from Manila Arson Chief Senior Inspector Reden Alumni confirmed that the five siblings suffered burns and suffocation from the blaze that reached ...

Trump nixed statement praising McCain - report
Rappler - 2018-08-27
As McCain's health ebbed, he missed few opportunities to lash out at the president. He was one of just 3 Republican senators to vote against - and thus defeat - a Trump-backed effort to repeal Barack Obama's signature health care law. Following McCain ...

Drug reduces hospitalization, death from progressive form of heart failure - 2018-08-27
Aug. 27 (UPI) --A new drug could become the first one approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat an underdiagnosed, progressive form of heart failure following encouraging results in a phase 3 clinical trial. Deaths and hospitalizations in ...

Walmart adds Moosejaw outdoor outfitters to e-store - 2018-08-27
Aug. 27 (UPI) --Walmart added upscale outdoor supplier Moosejaw to its website on Monday in its bid to draw customers away from rival Amazon. The company said "premium outdoor store curated by Moosejaw" will be online-only and feature brands including ...

Filinvest to add lodging facilities to Mimosa redevelopment
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-27
The development is a joint venture between Filinvest Land Inc. FDC and the government under the Bases Conversion Development Authority. FLI will take care of the retail, office and residential components and FDC the hospitality, leisure and gaming segments ...

Trillanes to Duterte: I will resign if you get higher IQ score
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- Senator Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV has come up with yet another challenge for President Rodrigo Duterte. Trillanes on Monday dared Duterte to an intelligence quotient (IQ) test after the chief executive ...

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