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QC names new senior high school after natl hero Emilio Jacinto - 2018-04-19
"So, we thought of teaching them useful skills that they could use to start a small business that need little or no capital at all," she added. Belmonte tapped the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to provide such training skill

The art of cost benefit analysis
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-19
The affected people and business need to be supported and provided safety nets partly because government allowed the Boracay expansion. Needless to say, we, as individuals, too, should have a clear understanding of the needs of today and tomorrow.

British meat industry eager to regain PHL beef market
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-19
The UK is trying to gain a share of the beef market after its return in late 2017 with the issuance of a health clearance from the Philippine government. AHDB, a statutory levy board funded by farmers and growers, is among the UK entities that led a visit ...

GOCC subsidies fall over 8% in Feb.
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-19
Subsidies are given to government-led financial and nonfinancial institutions to cover operational expenses that are not supported by their corporate revenue or to fund specific projects or programs. Total subsidies to state firms totaled P10.05 billion in ...

Protecting Filipino consumers
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-19
Our government watchdogs should aggressively act to protect Filipino consumers. We have heard of sad stories of business firms ripping off Filipino consumers through shoddy products, poor workmanship, misbranded products and products with toxic or harmful ...

Wrestling great Samartino dies
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-19
He was 82. "One of the finest men I knew, in life and in business," WWE Chairman Vince McMahon said . "Bruno Sammartino proved that hard work can overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. He will be missed." Family friend and former ...

VACC lawyer Manny Luna appointed to anti-corruption body
Rappler - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines - Another member of the Volunteers Against ... Mercado, a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, served as health undersecretary during the Estrada administration. She had also worked at the World Health ...

Voyager Innovations inaugurates DigiHub - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines ... entrepreneurs can use as a space for consultation and mentoring. "We want Filipino entrepreneurs to be capable of providing what their customers want," said Dindo Marzan, managing director of the marketing technology arm ...

DOE kicks off information campaign on proposed uniform electricity bill
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-19
The Department of Energy (DoE) has started going around the country in its campaign to inform the public of its proposal to introduce a uniform monthly electricity bill format that contains more pro-consumer information. The law requires that any electric ...

OutSystems Brings its "Digital Transformation Now" Roadshow to The Philippines
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-19
The Philippine leg will feature customer testimonials of how their organisations are building low-code digital factories and accelerating their business innovation with low-code development. "Some of the most pressing issues that technology leaders face ...

Philippines, Maldives seal deal for direct flights - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation on Tuesday said the Philippines and the Republic of Maldives have signed an agreement for direct flights between the two countries. After the two nations inked the agreement on air service on Tuesday ...

Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef
Rappler - 2018-04-19
"They are the ones that are going to refeed and repopulate an altered reef into the future," Hughes said, adding that one way to maintain their health was through improving water quality by reducing coastal pollution. Efforts to curb climate change ...

Meningococcemia contagious and fatal: Know the symptoms and be protected
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-19
According to Dr. Lulu Bravo, professor emeritus at the University of the Philippines-Manila College of Medicine ... and encourage vaccination to prevent further cases. The Philippine Foundation for Vaccination will spearhead the joint celebration of ...

Health woes under the sun
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-19
Since it was a holiday, he biked a little farther than normal. Then, something unusual happened ... In April last year, a graduating student of the Philippine Science High School collapsed and reportedly lost consciousness during a graduation rehearsal ...

Peso dips after Philippine stocks plummet
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-19
The peso weakened against the dollar on Thursday, April 19, as the local bourse dipped intraday. The local currency ended at P52.10 versus the greenback, three centavos weaker than the P52.07-per-dollar finish on Wednesday. The local currency opened the ...

Fed report: US economic growth on track despite tariff concerns
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-19
WASHINGTON -- "Robust" business borrowing, rising consumer spending, and tight labor markets indicate the US economy remains on track for continued growth, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday, with the risks of a global trade war the one big ...

Credit Suisse gets license for wealth management business in Philippines
Reuters - 2018-04-19
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S) said on Thursday it has received regulatory approval to launch its wealth management business in the Philippines, allowing the Swiss bank to tap the growing onshore wealth in the Southeast Asian country.

Parade for a cause benefits 14 kidney patients in Mt. Province
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-19
Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Nenita D. Lizardo disclosed that in 2014, the activity raised Php73, 055 which was divided equally among 11 patients. In 2015, a total amount of Php119,373 was collected which was used to defray the expenses of patients ...

Murata to invest up to $930 mln to boost output of car components
Reuters - 2018-04-19
It will boost production of multilayer ceramic capacitors, which control the flow of electricity in electronics used in a range of products, from smartphones to vehicle controls, at four of its plants located in Japan, China and the Philippines.

No more EO, Duterte leaves 'endo' issue to Congress
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told a press conference that the chief executive shares the stance of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello Jr. regarding "endo". "Endo" refers to the practice of companies to let go of employees before they complete six ...

LTFRB suspends P2 per minute charge of Grab - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines --The Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board on Tuesday ordered the suspension of the travel time charge of P2/minute being implemented by ride-hailing service company Grab. "The board directs respondent My Taxi.PH Inc ...

Supreme Court to decide on Sereno ouster petition by May
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 19) -- Will Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno be removed from her post? The Supreme Court will decide her fate before the end of May, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio confirmed Thursday. The high court held oral ...

Philippines looks beyond China for public works
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-19
TOKYO -- The Philippines wants a balanced diet of aid for its massive infrastructure push, a key official told Nikkei, aiming to avoid an unhealthy dependence on a China moving to deepen its involvement in infrastructure throughout Southeast Asia.

Cabbie kills pregnant partner - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A taxi driver stabbed dead his pregnant partner and her niece in Mandaluyong City on Monday night. Police identified the fatalities as Ma. Rosula Paunil, 40, who was five months pregnant, and her 11-year-old niece Jessa May.

VP Robredo to PET: Use 25% threshold percentage in vote recount
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 19) -- Vice President Leni Robredo trooped to the Supreme Court Thursday to file her motion for reconsideration asking the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to consider as valid ballots with at least 25 percent of ...

New Amazon feature makes international shopping easier for Pinoys - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino shoppers have quicker access to more brands now as Amazon launches its international shopping feature on its mobile application. In a press release, the shopping giant said that the new feature is a way to allow customers ...

Philippines' Duterte says he ordered investigation of Australian nun
Reuters - 2018-04-19
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday ... in a detention centre on Papua New Guinea where it said many lack medical and mental health care. Australia, which controversially holds asylum-seekers in offshore camps, has ...

DICT issues stricter guidelines for entry of 3rd telco player
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 19) -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has issued tighter guidelines for the entry of the third telecommunications player in the Philippines. An April 13 memorandum order signed by ...

6 nabbed for gun, weapons ban violations - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Six persons were arrested in Iloilo, Negros Occidental and Camarines Sur over the weekend for violating the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ban on illegal possession of firearms and deadly weapons. Chief Inspector Joem Magalong ...

Credit Suisse gets license for wealth management business in Philippines
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-19
HONG KONG, April 19 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG said on Thursday it has received regulatory approval to launch its wealth management business in the Philippines, allowing the Swiss bank to tap the growing onshore wealth in the Southeast Asian country.

City Health Office intensifies measles immunization drive
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-19
for two pending cases involving a university student and a nine year old child. Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH)-6 reported that as of April 11 this year, Western Visayas already recorded 17 confirmed cases of measles. Dr. Mary Jane Roches Juanico ...

Fight for what's right: Filipino journalist and Pulitzer winner weighs in on PH drug war
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 19) -- After winning a 2018 Pulitzer Prize, Filipino journalist Manny Mogato of Reuters weighed in on the country's campaign against illegal drugs. "Ipaglaban natin ang tama. Kung saan yung pinaniniwalaan nating tama ...

Southern Leyte declared drug-free - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Southern Leyte has become the first province in the Visayas to be cleared of illegal drugs. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino presented the certificate to Gov. Christopherson Yap in Maasin City yesterday.

Three U.S. men face life in jail over murder-for-hire killing of Filipino woman
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
(CNN) -- Three men, including a former U.S. soldier, were found guilty in a New York court Wednesday of taking tens of thousands of dollars to murder a woman in the Philippines in 2012. Speaking after the verdict, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman described ...

BRIEF-Philippine Business Bank Inc A Savings Bank Confirms Media Article On April 19
Reuters - 2018-04-19
April 19 (Reuters) - Philippine Business Bank Inc A Savings Bank: * CONFIRMS MEDIA ARTICLE ON APRIL 19 TITLED "PHILIPPINE BUSINESS BANK RAISING P5 B FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson ...

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte personally ordered the investigation of a 71-year-old nun for being an 'undesirable foreigner'
Business Insider - 2018-04-19
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he ordered an Australian nun be detained and investigated. The 71-year-old nun was detained on Monday after taking part in human rights missions that the country deemed violated the country's sovereignty. Duterte ...

Probe Duterte's 'attacks' vs. Sereno, law groups urge UN special rapporteur
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
"The systematic attack to remove the sitting chief justice would show how the executive department would like to influence all judges down from the Supreme Court to the lower courts," Arpee Santiago, Executive Director of the Ateneo Human Rights Center ...

Jobs for fresh graduates: Can K-12 students compete?
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
Some 600 to 800 thousand college graduates join the work force in any ... The top three preferred schools are the Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, and Polytechnic University of the Philippines Good grades are also not enough.

Grab 'ready to comply' if regulators ask for refund
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- Grab Philippines on Tuesday said it is willing to comply with a possible order from regulators to refund the alleged illegal fare collection subject to making sure figures are correct. "Kailangan muna i ...

Some locals decry security measures in Boracay closure
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- Some locals of Boracay are questioning the strict rules to be implemented by the Philippine National Police during the closure of the island. Once Boracay shuts down on April 26, only residents, workers, and ...

The Famous "F" Word: Ferrari 812 Superfast - 2018-04-19
Ferrari. It is no doubt one of the most famous, most prestigious and sought-after "F" words in history. On April 11, 2018, Ferrari highlighted another "F" word it is renowned for: Fast. To this day, Ferrari is the only manufacturer to have ...

Weak peso, inflation spike may prompt BSP rate hike - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The weak peso and higher inflation may prompt the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to finally raise interest rates next month. Philip Wee, foreign exchange strategist at DBS Bank Ltd., said the market is positioning for a possible ...

Sales of sugary drinks further weaken in February - 2018-04-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Sales of sugar-sweetened beverages in supermarkets and sari-sari or convenience stores further soured in February following the first wave of price hikes due to the implementation of higher excise taxes. In its latest report, global ...

Ex-Pasay barangay chief, 4 others nabbed for drugs - 2018-04-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A former barangay chairman in Pasay City allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade and contract killings was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Cavite last week. Maynard Alfaro was nabbed along with his ...

Government allots P6.1 B for emergency rice imports - 2018-04-18
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run National Food Authority (NFA) is allocating around P6.12 billion for the procurement of the 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice as part of the emergency importation via the government to government (G2G) scheme. NFA is set to ...

HHS secretary readmitted to hospital for further treatment of diverticulitis
The Washington Post - 2018-04-18
Health and Human Services Services Alex Azar was readmitted to an Indiana hospital Tuesday evening for further treatment and observation of a case of diverticulitis, according to department officials. The readmission came about 48 hours after Azar was ...

First-Ever Suicide Prevention Recommendations Released
Medscape - 2018-04-18
The first-ever recommendations to improve standard care for individuals at risk for suicide have been released by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. The feasible, practical, evidence-based recommendations include screening for patients at ...

Cisco folds Spark into Webex as Webex Teams
ZDNet - 2018-04-18
Cisco on Wednesday announced the convergence of its Cisco Spark and Webex platforms into a new ecosystem of services. The result is a new Webex meetings application and a Webex-enabled Spark application -- now called Webex Teams. Webex Teams takes all of ...

One of the banks behind Dropbox's IPO is already warning investors to be careful
Business Insider - 2018-04-18
Six out of Dropbox's seven underwriters think its stock is a good buy, according to separate reports published by analysts on Tuesday. Analysts set 12-month price targets for Dropbox ranging from $30 to $40. The stock is trading just a few cents shy of $30.

Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
Medical News Today - 2018-04-18
Spending long periods looking at computer, phone, or tablet screens can strain the eyes. Using the 20-20-20 rule can help to prevent this problem. The rule says that for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, a person should look at something 20 feet ...

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