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Makati to observe Earth Hour on March 24
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-22
Meralco, San Miguel Foundation Inc., Pacific Paint Philippines, Nestlé Philippines, Philippine Human Resource and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Entertainment will be provided by Ralph Paule a.k.a. Jay Contreras and Never Ending Story Band, Hustle One ...

Tokyo SurPPPrises!
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-22
I have been to Tokyo many times since the 1990s and it always amazes me on what the city has to offer in terms of business event venues and touristic activities. You see, as an association executive of an international organization, I get to be invited by ...

Roque: Boracay open this Holy Week; no closure date yet
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- The Palace confirmed Thursday Boracay will remain open for visitors during Holy Week. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said guests are allowed to visit Boracay island during the break ...

Trump prepares China trade sanctions - 2018-03-22
The Trump administration opened an investigation last August, acting on a series of allegations against China including that as a condition of doing business, China forces US companies to enter joint ventures and transfer technology and trade secrets to ...

BOI approves manufacturing investments worth P6.95 billion
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-22
File photo of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez speaking during a press briefing in Malacañan on September 22, 2016. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS The Board of Investments (BOI) in a statement released on Thursday ...

RCBC unveils credit card for frequent travelers to Japan
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-22
The credit card arm of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) launched a new prestige credit card in partnership with Japanese card issuer JCB Co. Ltd. In an event in Taguig City on Thursday, March 22, RCBC Bankard JCB Platinum Card was introduced by the ...

PhilRatings assigns PRS A rating to SB Corp.
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-22
Local debt watcher Philippine Ratings Services Corp. (PhilRatings) has assigned a PRS A rating to state-run Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.), it said on Thursday, March 22. In a statement, PhilRatings explained that a PRS A rating indicates that a company ...

UPMG inducts officers and board of directors
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-22
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp., Manila Standard, Mediawise Comm (Muse Magazine), Mindanao Daily News, Mindanao Media Services, Inc., One Mega Group Inc., Panay News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Journalists, Inc., Philippine Star, Philippine ...

3 health and fitness myths debunked
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-22
ARMING ourselves with the proper knowledge is a crucial component of living out a life of fitness. On the opposite end of the spectrum, embracing erroneous information may hinder us from reaching our fitness goals. In the digital age, much as it is easy to ...

Trillanes to file petition vs. PH withdrawal from ICC
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
More than 4,000 suspects were killed in anti-drug operations since the start of the bloody drug war in July 2016, government data show. Local and international human rights groups said Duterte in his public pronouncements ordered or encouraged policemen to ...

Can Philippines storm survivors hold companies to account for climate damage?
Reuters - 2018-03-22
It is a big deal for a small human rights body in a small country," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The commission can only make recommendations to Philippine legislators ... result in the improvement and/or development of measures to further ...

Trillanes to Pimentel: Man up and protect the Senate
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) - Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV expressed dismay over Senate President Koko Pimentel's lack of enthusiasm to put his foot down on the inciting to sedition charges he is facing. "Under a stronger Senate leadership, the ...

NAIA ranked 10th most improved airport worldwide - UK survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has earned a spot among the world's most improved airports. The Manila airport was named the 10th most improved airport in 2018 in a survey by UK-based consultancy ...

Duterte: Nothing wrong in switching political parties
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) -- President Rodrigo Duterte -- who campaigned in 2016 with only a handful of officials behind him -- said he doesn't blame local officials who switched sides to join his political party after his victory.

Philippine mayor shuts city billboard after porn video shown briefly
Business Insider - 2018-03-22
MANILA (Reuters) - The mayor of the major financial hub in the Philippines said on Wednesday she was investigating ... intersection on the main road through Makati City, the central business district of the sprawling capital, Manila, on Tuesday afternoon.

Health, Budget offices want to use Sanofi refund to help Dengvaxia patients
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) -- The Budget and Health Departments want Congress to give them the P1.16 billion refund from Zuellig Pharma for the medical needs of children who were injected with the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. The two ...

Chinese-led company to build 'eco-friendly' high-end Boracay resort
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) on Wednesday granted a provisional license to a Chinese company to build a multimillion-dollar hotel-casino in the wake of Boracay's looming closure.

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What to expect from Zuckerberg if he testifies to Congress
YAHOO! - 2018-03-21
A growing number of lawmakers are calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress following reports that the joint data firm founded by Stephen Bannon and funded by billionaire Robert Mercer stealthily harvested data from 50 ...

Toyota will temporarily stop testing self-driving cars in the US after Arizona woman is killed by autonomous Uber
Business Insider - 2018-03-21
In response to Sunday's fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle, Toyota confirmed to Business Insider that it will temporarily stop testing its Chauffeur autonomous driving program in the US. "We cannot speculate on the cause of the incident ...

Elon Musk plans to build huge Mars spaceships in Los Angeles -- here are the never-before-seen renderings of SpaceX's future rocket factory
Business Insider - 2018-03-21
Elon Musk is working on something out-of-this-world in Los Angeles. The founder of SpaceX has spoken for years about building the Big Falcon Rocket: a giant reusable launch system designed to get people to and from Mars (and perhaps around Earth).

EU proposes online turnover tax for big tech firms
Reuters - 2018-03-21
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed rules on Wednesday to make digital companies pay their fair share of tax, with U.S. tech giants such as Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook (FB.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) set to foot a large chunk of the bill.

WATCH: Robotic Fish Moves Like The Real Thing -- So It Can Observe The Real Thing
NPR - 2018-03-21
Scientific advancement: It's all in the wiggle. OK, it's a lot more complicated than that. But when a team of researchers at MIT unveiled their robotic fish Wednesday, one of the keys they emphasized was the graceful undulation of the prototype's tail ...

The NASA spacecraft that discovered almost every Earth-like planet we know about is about to die
Business Insider - 2018-03-21
NASA's Kepler space telescope, which first launched in 2009 with the goal of finding new exoplanets, is running out of fuel 94 million miles from Earth's orbit. The NASA spacecraft has discovered thousands of worlds around other stars in our galaxy, with ...

Video: MIT's New Robotic Fish Is An Integrative Marine Observatory
Forbes - 2018-03-21
Video released today debuts a lifelike aquatic robot named SoFi, about the size of a full grown orange-lined triggerfish whose been keeping company with the residents of the Pacific Ocean. The silicon bionic fish built by roboticist Robert Katzschmann is ...

'Monster Hunter: World' Tops February's Best-Selling Video Game Charts
Forbes - 2018-03-21
Monster Hunter: World topped Call Of Duty: WWII as the best-selling video game of February 2018, making it the best-selling video game two months running. Call Of Duty: WWII remains the best-selling game in the past 12 months. Overall, February spending ...

PapSEEK: Potential Screening Test for Gynecologic Cancers
Medscape - 2018-03-21
A sample obtained from routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests used for cervical cancer screening can be subjected to a multiplex panel test, dubbed PapSEEK, to determine whether the sample is positive for endometrial or ovarian cancer, two gynecologic cancers ...

Mumps Is On the Rise. A Waning Vaccine Response May Be Why.
The New York Times - 2018-03-21
Mumps is resurging. And it may be because the immune response provoked by the mumps vaccine weakens significantly over time, and not because people are avoiding vaccination or because the virus has evolved to develop immunity to the vaccine, a new study ...

FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma
Medscape - 2018-03-21
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided an update on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The FDA has been closely tracking the relationship between breast implants and ALCL since the agency first identified ...

Why An Imperfect HIV Vaccine Could Be Better Than None At All
NPR - 2018-03-21
When Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler announced that scientists had discovered the virus that caused AIDS at a press conference in 1984, the disease was still mysterious and invariably fatal. Perhaps with a vaccine, AIDS could be ended ...

YouTube Bans Firearms Demo Videos, Entering the Gun Control Debate
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-03-21
YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate. YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites ...

Duterte for anti-political dynasty law if people will it
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to accept the anti-political dynasty law if that is what the people want. Duterte, who comes from a political family himself, said he would not have any problem if the ...

Study: Colder temperatures can activate body's 'good' fat - 2018-03-21
March 21 (UPI) --Lower temperatures can activate "good" fat formation in cells, leading to better ways to curb obesity, according to new study. For the first time, researchers at the University of Nottingham in England learned that these fat cells can be ...

Pagbilao town officials withdraw halt order vs AboitizPower unit
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
THE municipality of Pagbilao in Quezon province revoked the cease and desist order (CDO) it issued against Pagbilao Energy Corp. (PEC), resulting in the dismissal of the case between the Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower) unit and the town officials.

Google bolsters security tools on Google Cloud, G Suite
ZDNet - 2018-03-21
Google on Wednesday announced a bevy of new security features for both the Google Cloud Platform and G Suite that Google said aim give businesses more control over their security environment. On the Google Cloud Platform side, the tech giant unveiled VPC ...

Tragedy of fires: Death and destruction in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
FOUR years ago, Waterfront Philippines Inc. (WPI) began renovating the historic Manila Pavilion. Last year WPI President Kenneth T. Gatchalian told reporters the company put in new plumbing and technology in the hotel the company bought in 2004.

Teo admits 2018 arrivals goal imperiled by Boracay closure
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
"A closure would then result in monthly losses estimated at P5 billion. This is definitely a hefty, and both business establishments and residents will suffer the consequences. However, on balance, the committee put more weight on the long-term viability ...

Rental revenues push FLI profit 9% higher in 2017
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
FILINVEST Land, Inc. (FLI) grew its earnings by 9% in 2017, fueled by the expansion of its rental business alongside demand for both retail and office spaces. In a statement issued Wednesday, FLI said it generated a net income of P5.83 billion last year ...

CLC creates preferred shares to raise funds
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
This allowed the company to acquire several logistics companies to improve its network, including a 28.15% indirect economic stake in 2GO Group, Inc., 100% of Starlite Ferries, Inc., and WorkLinkServices, Inc. The new acquisitions brought in an additional ...

AUB books higher net income in 2017 as businesses grow
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
AUB recently relaunched its AUB Corporate Auto Salary Housing Employee Loan Program, or CASHelp, a one-stop consumer loan facility for accredited companies to help the employees seek loan programs. Late last year, AUB partnered with Chinese conglomerate ...

PCSO releases P797.6-million medical aid in February
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
The Imap is a flagship program of the PCSO under the CAD. It is designed to attend to the financial needs of all individuals with health-related problems through the provision of financial assistance. The PCSO issues a guarantee letter to the hospital or ...

House measure seeks to improve administration of fiscal incentives
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
Before incentives are given, qualified activities will be assessed based on the following: amount of investments; generation of full-time employment; adoption of inclusive business activities and value-added production by micro, small and medium ...

Australians to pour $40.4 million for power plant, hotel in PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
In a speech before the Australia-Philippines Business Council, Lopez shared the persisting efforts of the government to provide support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that will ensure their growth, development and competitiveness. The initiatives ...

Blackbirds in the city aren't as healthy as their relatives in the country - 2018-03-21
March 21 (UPI) --Though blackbirds live longer in the city, urban life takes a toll on their health, new research shows. When scientists analyzed blackbirds' telomeres, repetitive DNA sequences on each end of a chromosome, they found evidence of ...

Caloocan allots P600 million for peace and order programs this year
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
This newspaper had also reported that Caloocan City has around 2,000 new businessmen seeking business permits annually since 2015. The procedure that the POC is following, according to Sison, is that Malapitan recommends to the Sangguniang Panlungsod how ...

SMC donations to Marawi, other social dev't causes in Mindanao top P2.5 billion
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 21) -- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has donated a total of P2.52 billion pesos to social development projects in Marawi and the rest of Mindanao since 2017. In a statement Wednesday, the diversified conglomerate said ...

New airport Customs chief urges importers to bring in more goods
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
The Naia Customs district is not part of the so-called multibillionaire club. Targeting imports to increase collection discourages importers, as well as business firms doing transactions with the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Naia. Talusan said she is ...

DBM to use Dengvaxia refund for patient care
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said that the supplemental budget will enable the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release the funds to the Department of Health (DoH), which would then provide medical assistance to Dengvaxia vaccine recipients.

Making a choice -- for good
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
In such case, the 8% income tax rate paid in the previous quarters shall be allowed as tax credit. Consequently, the taxpayer shall be subject to business taxes, such as percentage tax and VAT, in addition to income tax. On the other hand, when a non-VAT ...

Charity and giving should not be legislated
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-21
One such global and regional organization is "Second Harvest Asia" also known as Food Banking in Asia. Its regional head is Charles McJilton and its Philippine representative is Bruce Hall, an American married to a Filipina academic and mainly residing ...

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