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Double-track electric system eyed for Mindanao railway
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
DAVAO CITY -- The proposed two-track electric train system for the main line of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) has been approved by the Department of Transportation (DoTr), a Davao-based business leader said. Arturo M. Milan, president of the Davao ...

Business groups want policy stability amid shift to federalism
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
Barcelon, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI ... in on federalism because they have the data on how to sustain regional development with the proposed federated regions. He also said it would also be ...

Focus on key industries could double FDI -- AmCham
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
INVESTORS from the United States see the potential for the Philippines to outperform its more than $10-billion record for foreign direct investment (FDI) as long as it focuses on key growth areas. American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc ...

Peso edges higher after BSP rate increase
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
On the other hand, Michael L. Ricafort, head of the Economics and Industry Research Division of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said the peso hit its intraday high after the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) entered the bear market territory or at ...

Stop NCCC item sale now, Sara orders vendor
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-21
The mayor has ordered the City Legal Office to issue a prohibition to sell the recovered items for lack of the business permit. "If there is no business permit to sell, then they are not allowed to do business," Duterte said. She also instructed the ...

6 soldiers hurt by roadside bomb in North Cotabato town
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- An Army lieutenant and five of his soldiers were injured in a bomb attack by the New People's Army in Magpet town in North Cotabato at past 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, the military said. The victims -- 2nd Lt. Rustine Barco, Cpls.

Philippine stocks dive into bear territory
Rappler - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) plunged to its weakest level in more than 19 months, closing at 7,098.15 on Thursday, June 21. The sustained bloodbath in the PSEi confirmed that it is now well within bear market territory.

Jittery stocks post hefty drop, just slightly above 7,000 mark
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The stock market posted a big drop in yesterday's trade, hovering just above the 7,000 level as investors still factor in the impact of the central bank's interest rate hike. The Philippine Stock Exchange closed ...

Groups band anew for Ability Games
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
Participants from Amputee for Life play table tennis at the recently held Fifth Ability Games held at the College of Saint Benilde Gym ... Tanauan, Batangas. -- Michael Angelo S. Murillo

Philippine business groups ready to support federal government
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-21
... is composed of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Foundation ...

Death certificate of arrested 'tambay' shows he died of physical trauma
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The death certificate of a detainee allegedly arrested for loitering showed he died of physical trauma in different parts of his body. Signed by a medico-legal officer in Camp Crame, the document showed 22-year ...

More rate hikes 'possible' to temper peso weakness -- ING
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
"However, the peso is likely to remain under pressure for various reasons--deteriorating external payment balances, strong fiscal stimulus on top of favourable household and business spending and emerging market-negative external developments including ...

Norway fines its main telecoms firm for blocking competition
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The Norwegian Competition Authorities has fined Norway's largest telecoms provider Telenor 788 million kroner ($96 million) for abusing its dominant position on the country's mobile market. The watchdog's director general, Lars ...

Justice Secretary: BI committed jurisdictional error in Fox case
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) may have overstepped its authority when it forfeited the visa of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday. "Yung pagkakamali ...

No letdown in crackdown vs. erring 'tambays' as cops arrest 8,000
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The Metro Manila police continue to arrest more bystanders or "tambays" found violating city laws. Metro Manila Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar on Thursday said over 8,000 have been arrested in ...

Peso strengthens on BSP policy rates decision
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
On the other hand, Michael L. Ricafort, head of the Economics and Industry Research Division of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said the peso hit its intraday high after the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) entered the bear market territory or at ...

Duterte inks mental health law
Sun Star - 2018-06-21
The council will be chaired by the Health Secretary. Members include Education, Labor, and Local Government secretaries; chairpersons of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and Commission on Higher Education; and one representative each from the academe ...

'Major victory': Groups hail signing of Philippine Mental Health law
Rappler - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines - Advocates consider President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Philippine Mental Health law a "major victory." The coalition noted that the new law is "the first legislation that protects rights and welfare of people with mental ...

Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health Law
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-06-21
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 56th anniversary of the Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA) at the Manila Hotel on September 26, 2017, reiterates that there will be no let up in his fight against illegal drugs ...

Know your true personality by getting stuck in traffic
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- We all have different personalities that we reveal in actions big and small. We dress up according to our tastes. We develop our own likes and dislikes. And more importantly, among others, we express ourselves through our own ...

Signing of Mental Health Law a victory for advocates
InterAksyon - 2018-06-21
Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros leads the one-day installation of the "Human Library" in Lyceum Philippines University-Manila on Wednesday, February 14, to create safe spaces and meaningful dialogue on issues regarding mental health. (Photo by Joseph Vidal ...

Eagle Cement posts record-high 2017 net income
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Listed company Eagle Cement Corp. (EAGLE) posted a record-high net income in 2017, amid moves to undertake an expansion north of Metro Manila this year. The company is bullish on expansion prospects in lne with ...

Morales: Dismissal of cases vs. Bello not rushed for Ombudsman application
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday denied the dismissal of the corruption cases against Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello was rushed in time for his interview at the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health Law
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Philippine Mental Health Law, or Republic Act 11036, which aims to give better access to mental health care, officials said Thursday. The signing of the measure into law ...

Ombudsman defends case vs. ex-President Aquino
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday stood by her decision on a questionable multi-billion peso budget scheme that involved former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. "I am the Ombudsman. I go by the ...

Which regions have the most banks?
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
At that time, nearly a third or 3,504 of these banking offices cater to customers in the National Capital Region (NCR). NCR also led the other regions in terms of bank density ratio. Computed by dividing the number of banks in a region by the number of ...

Gov't suspends all talks with Reds for 3-month review
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The government (GRP) has told the National Democratic Front (NDF) that it was suspending all backchannel talks for three months to review signed agreements related to the peace negotiations, an official said.

DOJ Chief: SC granted transfer of Mamasapano cases to Taguig
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara on Thursday said the Supreme Court recently granted their plea to transfer the Mamasapano cases to Taguig. "Because of the possible security issues, we requested or asked the ...

EXCLUSIVE: Justice Secretary leaves Napoles' fate to NBI, Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Thursday that he was open to what alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles has to say -- but it's a matter that is out of his hands. The Secretary told CNN ...

More Duterte fallout on the Philippine economy
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-06-21
Two years into Rodrigo Duterte's presidency, the Philippines' once-celebrated economy is beginning to display vulnerabilities. Inflation has breached the government's target, the peso is in free fall, and the country is suffering its largest current ...

DOJ Chief: Charter should be amended to clarify impeachment rules
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Guevarra's statement comes two days after the Supreme Court junked an appeal of Atty. Maria Lourdes Sereno to review her ouster from the Chief Justice post last May 11. Sereno was ousted through a quo warranto petition filed by the government's lawyer ...

Caraganons flock job, business fairs in Agusan Norte
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-21
BUTUAN CITY, June 21 -- Some 827 job applicants flock to the recent Kalayaan 2018 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fairs in Agusan del Norte which gathered 20 companies and agencies offering 597 local and 11,279 overseas job openings ...

Philippines' Duterte approves $5.6-billion military upgrade
Business Insider - 2018-06-21
A previous 15-year upgrade plan failed to take off in the mid-1990s, leaving the Philippines with outdated hardware, including warships from World War Two and helicopters used by the United States in the Vietnam War. "We have the go signal now to buy brand ...

Boracay rehabilitation on track, set to open in October - Environment Secretary
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- It's definite. The country's top tourist destination-Boracay Island will reopen not later than October 26, this year. During the meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Boracay Rehabilitation yesterday ...

Presidential Spokesperson opposes fake news bill
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque opposed the bill that could sanction public officials and employees who spread fake news. Roque attended a Senate hearing by the committee of civil service, which tackled a ...

Carpio to decline nomination to be next Chief Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio would turn down any nomination to the top magistrate post after he voted against a quo warranto petition to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice. "I have to be ...

10 Mindanao government properties valued at P1 each -- COA
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
which pursues business projects in Mindanao. The COA said eight of the properties have no tax declaration numbers, two have no land registration titles and three, including a 24,000-hectare property, are occupied by informal settlers. Four of the ...

Big brothers and their 3Ms models
philstar.com - 2018-06-20
Recently, Go Negosyo sealed partnerships with Henry Lim Bon Liong of SL Agritech Corp., Feliciano Torres of Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc., and Sabin Aboitiz of Aboitiz & Co. With the signing, we have strengthened our collaborations with these ...

PAGASA tells LGUs, public: Be proactive on rainy days
philstar.com - 2018-06-20
As the weather bureau launched "Typhoon and Flooding Awareness Week" on Monday, PAGASA-Cebu officer-in-charge Alfredo Quiblat, Jr. underscored that every stakeholder has to be "proactive" than being "reactive." He said people should learn from the 2013 ...

Firefight erupts between AFP, ISIS-Maute group in Lanao del Sur; 700 families displaced
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) -- Fighting broke out in Lanao del Sur province between remnants of pro-Islamic State group militants and government troops targeting ... most of them local and foreign militants. The violence displaced nearly ...

Philippine agency recommends graft charges against ex-president Aquino
Business Insider - 2018-06-20
Aquino, the only son of democracy icon and former leader Corazon Aquino, also faces separate charges of negligence over the deaths of 44 police commandos in 2015 in a botched counter-insurgency operation that marked the biggest crisis of his presidency ...

Dengvaxia scare: Anti-measles vaccination coverage drops
philstar.com - 2018-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The anti-measles vaccination coverage of the Department of Health (DOH) has dropped amid the Dengvaxia controversy, an official said yesterday. "Many parents do not want their children vaccinated... It remains as the number one ...

Mild quakes jolt Bicol
philstar.com - 2018-06-20
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- Four mild earthquakes rocked parts of Bicol yesterday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Phivolcs said quakes with magnitudes of 3.2 and 2.4 occurred at around 3:27 a.m. and 4:41 a.m ...

Banks swarm 7-day term deposits
philstar.com - 2018-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Term deposits yesterday continued to fetch mixed results as investors picked up shorter-dated debt instruments while waiting for the results of the rate-setting meeting of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The seven-day term ...

Instagram just declared war on YouTube with a new long-form video app
Business Insider - 2018-06-20
Instagram just effectively declared war on YouTube and Snapchat. On Wednesday it announced IGTV, a new long-form video app. Users can access it both via a dedicated app for iOS and Android, and a section within the traditional Instagram app. IGTV won't ...

Gene silencing alleviates Machado-Joseph disease in study with mice
Upi.com - 2018-06-20
June 20 (UPI) --A gene-silencing technique was effective at slowing the progression of ataxia, a loss of muscle control and coordination of the upper and lower extremities, according to a study with mice. Researchers at the University of Michigan used ...

'Deadliest Catch' Captain Is Going To Miss Season
YAHOO! - 2018-06-20
Just this past May, Deadliest Catch fans were saddened by the sudden passing of fisherman Blake Painter, who appeared on the Discovery Channel show during season 3. Now, another cast member is battling a scary illness. On a recent episode of Deadliest ...

How Yoky Matsuoka Of Google's Nest Helps You Save Money And Energy
Forbes - 2018-06-20
Kristin Stoller, Forbes Staff Got my mind on your money. Yoky Matsuoka's passion for smart devices started with a personal need. The semi-professional tennis player dreamed of becoming pro, but was sidelined by injuries. But she vowed to keep pushing ...

Former CIOs Of Tesla And The U.S. Government Join Board Of NIC
Forbes - 2018-06-20
Peter High, Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. NIC Inc., a leading provider of digital government solutions and secure payment processing has named two former chief information officers to its board: former Federal CIO ...

The software robot invasion is underway
ZDNet - 2018-06-20
Video: Sony makes big bet on cooking robots as key to automated future One of the more disruptive emerging technologies, robotic process automation (RPA), appears primed for significant growth, despite the fact that many organizations remain confused or ...

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