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Be Conservative With Thyroid Nodules in Over 70s, Avoid Surgery
Medscape - 2018-05-08
Findings of the first large-scale study offering guidance on thyroid nodule evaluation in patients over age 70 support conservative management, showing most thyroid nodules 1 cm or larger in older patients confirmed with ultrasound or fine needle ...

Duterte wants experts panel to probe Dengvaxia mess
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
The resulting panic prompted the Health Department to suspend its program and the Senate to investigate the ?3.5 billion spent on it.

How Can We Stop New Mothers From Dying?
Medscape - 2018-05-08
The CDC calculates maternal mortality in two ways. Its National Center for Health Statistics uses death certificate information to assign ICD-10 codes that are used to identify maternal deaths and produce a maternal mortality rate (MMR) according to the ...

IMF expects elevated inflation until 2019
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
By next year, price increases are expected to clock in at 3%. During its annual health check on the economy in 2017, the IMF said inflation could go as high as 3.8% this 2018 and 3.6% next year based on 2006 prices if the Philippines is able to carry out ...

YCH Group Singapore clarifies news report
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
Lopez also signed an LOI with Asean Business Advisory Council Chairman Robert Yap, which involves a feasibility study on a suitable site for the implementation of a free online marketplace, SGConnect legacy project." In an e-mail to the BusinessMirror ...

LTG to spend P11B in capex this year
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
Tan said P3 billion will be earmarked for Eton Properties Philippines Inc., P2.5 billion for Philippine National Bank, P2 billion for Asia Brewery Inc., P500 million for Tanduay Distillers Inc. and the rest will be for its property-joint ventures ...

Con-com wants to set up independent antitrust body
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
to establish "equal" legal conditions under which all business entities and enterprises shall operate, to prohibit anticompetition agreements (including anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, rent-seeking behavior) and abuse of dominant position ...

LT Group sets aside up to P11B for capex this year
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
LT GROUP, Inc. (LTG) plans to spend P10-11 billion for capital expenditures in 2018, the bulk of which will be allocated for its property unit in a bid to expand its recurring income. The holding company of tycoon Lucio C. Tan, Sr. has allocated P3 billion ...

Ayala Land net income rises 17% in 1 st quarter
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
Forty-one percent of the capex was allocated for residential developments, 23% for equity investments including MCT Bhd and Prime Orion Philippines, Inc., 22% for commercial leasing projects, 9% for land acquisition, and 5% for estate development.

EDC Q1 earnings dropped 54% to P1.5B
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
"Our results for the first quarter was dominated by the impact of Typhoon Urduja that hit Leyte island, site of our biggest business unit, last December," EDC CFO Nestor Vasay said. "Generation volume was lower by about 40 percent in Leyte compared ...

EDC sees flat earnings this year
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
Avante, EDC vice-president and head for corporate finance. "Last year, we were struck with the earthquake, starting July. So this year, depending on the progress in terms of putting the units back online we may end up with about the same level as last ...

RLC teams up with Hongkong Land for projects
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
ROBINSONS Land Corp. (RLC) has partnered with Hongkong Land Group (HKLG) for the development of real estate projects in the country ... RLC said it has already received clearance from the Philippine Competition Commission for the project last May 4.

MiCab partners with Japanese advertising company
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
TAXI-HAILING application MiCab on Tuesday said it is partnering with Japanese advertising firm Hallohallo Business, Inc. to launch MiAds or mobile internet advertising. While assuring customers it will not implement surge pricing and booking charges ...

Philippines, Russia follow through on JCTEC initiatives
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
Updates on established business arrangements related to import and export of products, supply of engineering and design for steel structure, supply of automobile and trucks, and pipeline transport and construction that were initiated during the official ...

Exporters asked to tap market opportunities in Vietnam
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
Other speakers in the info session were Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Vu Viet Nga and DTI-EMB Assistant Director Agnes Perpetua Legaspi, who provided information about the market trends and business opportunities ...

Duterte: I fired another official over corruption
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he just fired another government official because of corruption. News of this recent action came on the heels of Wanda Tulfo-Teo's resignation as Secretary of Tourism. It's unclear ...

P17-million milkfish destroyed in Bulacan fish kill
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
As of 7 p.m. on Monday, the fish health inspection team reported that the fish kill has affected fishponds in seven of the 11 barangays in Obando--Pag-asa, Paliwas, Hulo, Lawa, Paco, Tawiran and Salambao, affecting at least 40 fishpond operators ...

Our Capital Market Development Plan
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
The Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex) proposes to assist in this effort as part of its capital market advocacy. Finex Research and Development Foundation, the Finex affiliate, has in fact provided a modest funding contribution to ...

Providing the digital tools for small and medium biz
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-08
In Photo: Jeff Ortega, La Union Surf School managing director (from left); Kris Seville, HP Inc. Philippines PC business unit manager; Shaina Tantuico, JeepNeed cofounder and executive director; Michael McCullough, KMC Savills managing directo and RJ ...

Tigresses Jessey De Leon, Rica Rivera can stun both on, and off the court
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-05-08
And there's more. She has a growing business, an online store for fans of star collegiate athletes in the Philippines that specialize in bags and other accessories. Clearly, Jessey sets herself apart from other successful student-athletes, though ...

QC barangay, SK bets heed PNP call for drug testing
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) -- Challenge accepted. Hundreds of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) candidates in Quezon City trooped to the Cubao Police Station on Tuesday to heed the call of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar ...

Draft bill raises tax cut of LGUs where plants are located
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
A DRAFT bill from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), prepared with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), hopes to raise the share of tax revenue for local government units (LGUs) hosting facilities of businesses ...

Abdullah Mama-o new special envoy to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed his adviser on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affairs Abdullah Mama-o as a special envoy to Kuwait. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Mama-o, who just arrived from ...

Chamber sees growing Korean interest in PHL English programs, jobs
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
SOUTH Korean students are expected to try their hand at landing jobs in the Philippines, starting with visits to improve their command of the English language, the Korean business chamber said. The Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (KCCI ...

Duterte won't take sides in China-U.S. spat over Chinese missiles
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will not take sides in the brewing feud between China and the United States in relation to Chinese missiles installed in disputed areas in the South China Sea. Malacañang admitted an ...

Alleged Maute sniper who escaped Marawi nabbed in Quezon City
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) -- Authorities arrested an alleged sniper of ISIS-linked Maute group in Cubao, Quezon City Monday. Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday said reports from concerned citizens led to the arrest of ...

Foreign tech start-ups considering PHL -- DTI
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
"Many of them [are] VCs in the start-up community and technology business investors," Mr. Lopez said in a mobile message on Tuesday. The forum was attended by investors from Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, the US and Europe. "Many approached me after ...

Electricity competition, EPIRA, and WESM
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
Last Monday, I discussed business competition in general and the role of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). The theme will be continued in this piece and it will discuss electricity competition in particular, especially after I was able to ...

NPC orders Jollibee to suspend online delivery system over data vulnerabilities
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Privacy Commission has ordered fastfood giant Jollibee to suspend its online ordering and delivery system over vulnerabilities on its website. Jollibee said on its website that is "currently improving our delivery ...

Suspects in beheading of farmers in Maguindanao nabbed
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Three suspects in the beheading of two farm workers in Parang town last month surrendered to authorities Monday. Chief Superintendent Graciano Mijares of the Police Regional Office-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said ...

More gun ban violators in Calabarzon held
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 150 persons were arrested in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) from April 14 to May 6 for violating the gun ban for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar ...

Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo resigns 'out of delicadeza'
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte accepted the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Tuesday. Teo handed in her resignation letter to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea Monday in the wake of the ?60 ...

Iloilo City teenage pregnancy cases down 15%
Sun Star - 2018-05-08
The IISDN is a network of facilities, institutions, and providers in city, health and social system offering information, training, and core packages of health and social care services in an integrated and coordinated manner. City Population program ...

Abu Sayyaf releases captive in Sulu
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A kidnap victim, who was abducted along with two female cops and another male companion, had been freed unharmed by the Abu Sayyaf group in Patikul town, Sulu, according to security official. Security official disclosed that ...

MiCab partners with Japanese firm for in-cab advertising
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
Taxi-hailing application MiCab announced it is partnering with Japanese advertising firm Hallohallo Business Inc. to launch MiAds, or mobile internet advertising, which it said will generate profit for the company. Assuring customers it will not implement ...

Petron net income surges to P5.8-B in Q1
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) --Oil giant Petron Corp. opened the year strong with a P5.8-billion consolidated net income for the first quarter, calling the figure "its highest quarterly income in history." The net income is 4 percent higher from ...

BSP voids registration of 2 remittance agents
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Tuesday said monetary authorities cancelled the registration of Edzen Enterprises and World Wide Money Changer for violating the Anti-Money Laundering Act. According to the BSP, Edzen Enterprises ...

LT Group sets around P11 billion capex for 2018
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
LT Group, Inc. President Michael G. Tan (right) holds a press briefing at Century Park Hotel in Manila on May 7, 2018. -- Photo: Arra B. Francia via Twitter LT Group, Inc. (LTG) plans to spend P10 billion to P11 billion for capital expenditures in 2018 ...

NBA is committed to the Philippine market, says Mark Tatum
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
FINDING a "welcoming home" here in the Philippines, the National Basketball Association (NBA) said it is high on its presence in the country and reaffirmed its commitment to continuing its business here. Meeting members of local media for a roundtable ...

Duterte, Filipino scientists off to Benham Rise this May
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8 ... including Benham Rise, in partnership with the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute. But China later said the research was done "in waters under the Philippines' jurisdiction, but not in ...

Agriculture production surges 1.47% in Q1
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine agriculture grew for the fifth straight quarter buoyed by surge in production in the crops, livestock and poultry subsectors, the government reported Tuesday. Agricultural production in the first three months of the year ...

S&P maintains bullish outlook for Philippine banks
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-08
The Philippine banking system is likely to benefit from a brighter outlook for the economy, S&P Global Ratings said, with stronger domestic activity to fuel increased lending for local players. "Our view on the Philippines banking system is pretty much ...

UN agency sees 6.8% growth rate for Philippines in 2018
philstar.com - 2018-05-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A United Nations agency has kept its 2018 growth estimate for the Philippines, amid broadly stable outlook for economic growth in the Asia Pacific region. The Philippine economy will likely grow by 6.8 percent this year and beat the ...

DoT mess takes a twist
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-08
THE brother of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, Ben Tulfo, is returning the P60 million that his media company received from her department for ad placements in his show, her lawyer and spokesman Ferdinand Topacio said Monday. In an interview with radio dzMM ...

Gov't talking to CPP-NDF to resume peace negotiations
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 8) -- Representatives of the government and communist rebels are holding talks for the possible resumption of peace negotiations, six months after President Rodrigo Duterte walked away from the talks. The Office of the ...

Teo attends Cabinet meeting amid PTV-4 ad controversy, call for resignation
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) -- Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo attended the 25th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang palace on Monday, despite calls for her resignation for her office's payment of P60 Million for television advertisement on the ...

Fight against endo: Nothing much changed
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
Temp agencies -- small firms that hire temporary workers to work for big companies -- have been at the center of this controversy since they ... What labor groups are up in arms against are labor workers hired to do the same work, but are deprived ...

When looking back is not an option
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
The National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC), as amended, provides in Section 249 (B) that any unpaid tax due shall be subject to 20 percent deficiency interest per annum which shall be assessed and collected from the date prescribed for its payment until the ...

NBI ballistics expert belies shootout in Kian slay
philstar.com - 2018-05-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A ballistics expert at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday testified at the Caloocan Regional Trial Court (RTC) that the bullets that hit 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos were shot by two persons in a downward ...

Philippines' PLDT slashes stake in German e-tailer
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-05-07
MANILA -- Leading Philippine telecom PLDT unloaded two-thirds of its stake in German e-commerce group Rocket Internet, the company said Monday, as it looks to bankroll record capital spending. Indirect subsidiary PLDT Online Investments sold 6.8 million ...

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