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Work safety bill calls for stiff penalties against violators
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-24
The newly ratified Occupational Safety and Health Standards bill will motivate employers to look after the safety of their workers. -- PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS THE newly ratified Occupational Safety and Health Standards bill fines employers up to ...

Manila, Washington keen on fast-tracking FTA talks
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
Lopez said this will give Philippine-made shoes a spotlight in US stores while, at the same time, enticing international footwear manufacturers to look into the archipelago as a possible location for business expansion.

PBCom to offer LTNCDs
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-24
Meanwhile, BDO Unibank, Inc., Security Bank Corp. and UnionBank of the Philippines have recently conducted LTNCD offerings, raising P8.2 billion, P5.8 billion and P3 billion, respectively. PBCom saw its consolidated net profit jump 32.4% in the first ...

Government orders Boracay service providers to enhance water-treatment capacity
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
The same goes for all business establishments with their own sewage-treatment plant or STP. "That is the beauty of having an STP for business establishments," Leones, the designated spokesman of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, said. "We can easily monitor ...

DoH told to probe new fees on seamen
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-24
"I enjoin the DoH and other agencies to look closely into the new PMA directive and make sure that this is not another blatant attempt by businessmen and their cohorts to earn from the hard work and sacrifices of our seafarers," Bertiz said. In its ...

PCCI-Aklan wants review of cancellation of flights
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
KALIBO, Aklan--The local chapter of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI-Aklan) urges government, especially the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, to review the cancellation of several plane flights at the Kalibo International ...

DOJ orders Garin, Duque attend PI on Dengvaxia
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday compelled former health secretaries Francisco Duque III and Janette Garin and 38 others to show up in the preliminary investigation of the criminal complaints filed against them in connection with the ...

Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting
Reuters - 2018-05-24
GENEVA (Reuters) - Two dying Ebola patients were spirited out of a Congo hospital by their relatives on motor-bikes, then taken to a prayer meeting with 50 other people, potentially exposing them all to the deadly virus, a senior aid worker said on Thursday.

Alsons looks at Leyte and Samar in Visayas for growth
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
ALSONS Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR) is looking at business opportunities in the Visayas, particularly in light of the economic recovery of the Eastern Visayan provinces of Leyte and Samar, where demand for power is anticipated to grow. "This ...

Ormoc unveils activities for June fiesta
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-24
In between these highlights, Gomez said they have scheduled different sectoral activities for the business groups, government offices, balikbayan, religious sector, barangays, and entrepreneurs. Gomez, now in his second year in office, said the city fiesta ...

Western Visayas wage board aims to decide on pay hike petition in June
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-24
THE REGIONAL Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-Western Visayas (RTWPB-6) is aiming to decide by June on the P130-P150 minimum daily wage hike petition as it evaluates several position papers submitted by various management and business groups as well ...

Association Edu-Day
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
I met with representatives of national and regional tourist offices and convention bureaus, major hotel ... Society of Association Executives, which presented practical ideas and best practices on social media and other digital tools, volunteer management ...

Ease of doing business bill to be signed next week
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-24
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will sign next week the Ease of Doing Business bill, which requires government agencies, including local government units, to reduce processing time for applicants seeking to obtain business permits and official documents.

AirAsia 1Q net profit jumps 85.4% on one-off gain
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-05-24
KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Malaysia's AirAsia ... The company added three new routes in Indonesia, four new destinations from Philippines, and increased frequencies on 13 routes in Malaysia. In the first quarter, passenger traffic grew 16% in Malaysia ...

Palace bares new appointments
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-24
Howard Randy A. Arzadon, Assistant Government Corporate Counsel, Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, Department of Justice. Clariza Mae. A. Columna, Foreign Trade Service Officer IV, Philippine Foreign Trade Service Corps, Department of Trade and ...

Philippines is Asia's laggard in competitiveness
Sun Star - 2018-05-24
The IMD attributed the Philippines' sharpest drop to "decline in tourism and employment, the worsening of public finances, and a surge in concerns about the education system ... the results of the Internatiosnal Institute for Management Development's ...

Rebuilding Marawi: Gov't giving Chinese firms once blacklisted by World Bank a chance
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- Government officials on Thursday defended two Chinese companies negotiating with the government to rebuild the most damaged areas in war-torn Marawi. The Palace and Task Force Bangon Marawi downplayed concerns ...

Jittery investors further drag down stocks
philstar.com - 2018-05-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices continued to slide for the third straight day as investors continue to stay on the sidelines due to geopolitical uncertainties and rising oil prices. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined by 85 ...

Batang Gilas stars Padrigao, Cortez to join BWB Asia Camp in India
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-05-24
Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health ...

Malaysia's hidden debt and 'insolvent' state fund raise alarm
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-05-24
Indonesia and the Philippines are bearing the brunt ... suggest that a number of [emerging markets] will face a more challenging near-term outlook." Nikkei staff writers Shotaro Tani in Jakarta and Wataru Suzuki in Tokyo contributed to this story.

Diego Castro: from teen idol to news anchor to cancer awareness advocate
Rappler - 2018-05-24
He is part of the advocacy coalition Hope from Within: Test, Talk, Take Action against Lung Cancer, together with MSD in the Philippines, Department of Health, Philippine Society of Oncologists, Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, and Philippine ...

DOJ: Australian nun can appeal Immigration order to forfeit her visa
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- The fight for Australian nun Patricia Fox to stay in the country is not yet over. The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday said the missionary can appeal the order of the Bureau of Immigration to forfeit her ...

PBCom to raise up to P5 billion from LTNCDs
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-24
Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom) is set to raise up to P5 billion by selling peso-denominated long-term negotiable certificates of time deposit (LTNCD). In a disclosure to the local bourse Thursday, May 24, the listed bank said its executive ...

Filipinos can now visit more countries visa-free
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- Filipinos can now visit 66 international destinations without the need for a visa, a residence advisory firm said. The 2018 Henley Passport Index looked into the travel freedom of countries based on an ...

Philippines suffers big drop in global competitiveness ranking
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-24
The country can also increase investment in health and education to improve labor productivity, "currently a major weakness of the country." The briefing paper noted, "Investment in education and training provides better opportunities for higher-value ...

Hormonal disorder among reproductive-age women
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
But, frankly speaking, not too many women really understand what PCOS is. After all, it affects only about 5 percent to 10 percent of women ages 20 to 40 years old, according to Dr. Darleen Estuart, an obstetrician and gynecologist from Davao City.

20 Vietnamese poachers nabbed off Palawan
philstar.com - 2018-05-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Twenty Vietnamese fishermen have been caught fishing in the waters off Palawan, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said yesterday. Authorities seized 54 sharks and stingrays from the suspects, according to Capt. Cherryl ...

Cebu grads shine in teachers board
philstar.com - 2018-05-24
The San Fernando native pursued school while battling cancer. Lopez said Tagab had to stop for one semester for health reasons but she pressed on until she completed her degree in November last year. Due to monetary constraints, Tagab decided to study on ...

Holistic medicine making every individual whole again
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
In Photo: The compassionate Dr. Imelda Edodollon of Holistic Integrative Care Center and Holistic ambassador Ronnie Liang According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being ...

Philippines slips 9 notches in competitiveness ranking
Rappler - 2018-05-24
The WCY ranks the competitiveness of countries based on 4 pillars - economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure. The Philippines dropped in rank across all factors in the latest rankings. The biggest fall was in ...

Senate, House panels approve nat'l ID system bill
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- The bicameral conference committee composed of Senate and House members approved on Tuesday night the bill establishing a national identification card (ID) system, said Senator Ping Lacson. Lacson, author and ...

Budget deficit swells to P116 billion in 4 months
philstar.com - 2018-05-24
On the other hand, a surplus is achieved when revenues outpace disbursements. The government historically gains surplus during April as income tax filing falls within this month. Based on data provided by the finance department, computations show ...

Fugitive Ozamiz City Councilor Ardot Parojinog arrested in Taiwan
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- After more than a year in hiding, the brother of alleged narcopolitician Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. who was killed in an anti-drug operation, was found and arrested in Taiwan, Wednesday evening.

Philippines struggles with evacuees, bombed city after siege
Business Insider - 2018-05-24
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Thousands of displaced remain in emergency shelters and the threat of Islamic extremists and unexploded bombs lingers in the rubble of a southern Philippine city, where survivors on Wednesday remembered a disastrous five-month ...

A year after extremist siege, Philippine families seek closure
Business Insider - 2018-05-24
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Mahid Radia's last glimpse of his parents was when he and his children were fleeing their home amid gunfire, explosions and the howl of airplanes bombing the dens of extremists who had taken over Marawi, the Philippines ...

In power hungry Philippines, some advocate a nuclear revival
Business Insider - 2018-05-24
MORONG, Philippines/MANILA (Reuters) - Filipino Wilfredo Torres was hired as a technician for Southeast Asia's only nuclear power plant in the 1980s, but has spent the past decade giving guided tours at the never-used facility. The Philippines splashed out ...

Elon Musk wants to rate journalists. He'd call his site 'Pravda'
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-23
He said the service could be called Pravda, which is Russian for "truth" and also happens to be the name of the newspaper central to the Soviet ... Siva Vaidhyanathan, a media studies professor at the University of Virginia, told CNN such a service might ...

Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-23
(CNN Money) -- Uber is closing down its self-driving car operation in Arizona. The tech company announced on Wednesday it will lay off 300 Uber workers in Arizona. It said it will focus on its autonomous vehicle efforts in San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

Mark Zuckerberg ripped by European Parliament for dodging questions
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-23
(CNN Money) -- Mark Zuckerberg's big European test did not go well. The Facebook (FB) CEO apologized for the company's mistakes but angered European lawmakers by dodging their questions. Zuckerberg was questioned on Tuesday by political leaders and ...

Fraud lifts economic crimes to record high
philstar.com - 2018-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Fraud cases in businesses nearly doubled in the last two years, pushing reported economic crimes in the country to its highest level, the latest bi-annual survey of PwC showed. The 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey ...

300 families lose homes in Quezon City fire
philstar.com - 2018-05-23
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 300 families were left homeless and five people were injured in a fire that hit a slum area in Quezon City yesterday. An initial report from the Quezon City fire department said around 200 houses along Aparagus street in ...

Trump blocking critics on Twitter violates Constitution: judge
Reuters - 2018-05-23
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users because doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution. U.S. District Judge ...

The words used in a job listing matter more than you'd think -- and they're more effective in some cities than others
Business Insider - 2018-05-23
The specific words a company uses in its job listings affect how long it takes to fill positions. The words that work in one city often don't have the same success in other cities. Using the word "synergy" in a job listing leads to quickly-filled positions ...

Samsung to open new AI research centers
Upi.com - 2018-05-23
May 23 (UPI) --Samsung announced Wednesday that its research and development division will establish three new artificial intelligence centers to exploit user-centered AI. Facilities will open in Toronto, Moscow and Cambridge, England. Samsung Research, a ...

Memorial Day 2018: the best tech sales to shop this weekend
The Verge - 2018-05-23
Welcome to Good Deals, a Verge-approved roundup of the best tech deals, in partnership with Vox Media's commerce team. Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products ...

How does the Conners rating scale work?
Medical News Today - 2018-05-23
The Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scale is used to better understand certain behavioral, social, and academic issues in children between 6 and 18 years old. It is often used to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

The 6 best apps for keeping your private messages safe from hackers, spies, and trolls
Business Insider - 2018-05-23
If you're concerned about digital eavesdropping -- or if you just value your privacy -- you should probably be using a secure messaging app. The most important technological concept here is the idea of end-to-end encryption. With end-to-end encryption ...

More people are using Starbucks' mobile payment service than Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay
Business Insider - 2018-05-23
Mobile payments have been on the rise in the years since companies like Apple, Google, and Samsung started implementing the technology into consumer smartphones. More than a fourth of US smartphone owners above the age of 13 will be making in-store ...

Is Fish the Food of Love, and Babies?
The New York Times - 2018-05-23
Trying to have a baby? Eating fish might help. Researchers interviewed 501 couples who were trying to get pregnant without medical assistance. All kept diaries on their diet and other health and behavioral habits, including fish consumption and frequency ...

Divorce Is Prohibited In The Philippines, But Moves Are Underway To Legalize It
NPR - 2018-05-23
The Philippines, where roughly 80 percent of the population is ... and even "inevitable" next step after the passage of the country's reproductive health law in 2013, which allowed poorer Filipinos in particular access to birth control.

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