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House leaders want to defer impeach vote
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Leaders of the House of Representatives want to defer voting on the articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno until questions about the legitimacy of her appointment to the Supreme Court are resolved. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and ...

China loans: PH natural resources as collateral?
Global Nation - 2018-03-06
A maritime expert on Tuesday expressed alarm over a report in a state-controlled Chinese newspaper that the Philippine government would use natural resources as collateral for multimillion-dollar loans from China. If true, the arrangement would have ...

Building, fire bureau execs to face raps over mall blaze
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
DAVAO CITY -- The Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force (IATF) has recommended the filing of graft charges against city building officials, personnel of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) for their alleged ...

Speaker dismisses opposition call for 7 SC justices to inhibit selves
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Tuesday dismissed the call for seven Supreme Court justices to inhibit themselves from the deliberations on a quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno due to their "antagonism" toward her. Alvarez ...

Bong Revilla admits not preparing evidence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Former Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. has admitted he did not prepare evidence to counter a plunder case involving P224.5 million of his Priority Development Assistance Funds, or pork barrel, saying he was clinging to hope that the Supreme Court would ...

2,376 OFWs brought home from Kuwait; more to come
Global Nation - 2018-03-06
The government has repatriated 2,376 distressed migrant workers from Kuwait in the past 23 days, with thousands more expected to follow. An official of the Department of Foreign Affairs earlier said the department was expected to repatriate up to 10,000 ...

DOH sets up express lane for Dengvaxia patients
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Children who got injected with the Dengvaxia vaccine can now avail themselves of a "one-stop shop express lane" in public and private hospitals exclusively for Dengvaxia recipients. The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday signed an agreement with ...

Amihan still affecting northern Luzon -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
The northeast monsoon or "hanging amihan" will bring isolated rain over parts of northern Luzon, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday. The Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Ilocos region will experience cloudy skies with ...

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation Explores Deployment of OTEC Renewable Energy and Water in the Philippines; Conducts Meetings with Filipino Leaders
Yahoo Finance - 2018-03-06
Considering the keen government interest in our technology, the Philippines could become the world leader in renewable energy, and a shining example for the rest of the developing world. OTE's business model and technology provide an ideal fit for this ...

Office property developers to be more selective- KMC Savills
Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Property developers are seen to turn more selective in building new office space this year as prices of construction materials like cement and steel creep up alongside rising cost of financing, property consulting firm KMC Savills said. In a press briefing ...

Office property developers to be more selective- KMC Savills
Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Property developers are seen to turn more selective in building new office space this year as prices of construction materials like cement and steel creep up alongside rising cost of financing, property consulting firm KMC Savills said. In a press briefing ...

CLI sets P250M stock buyback
Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), a property developer focused on the Visayas-Mindanao (Vis-Min) market, has set aside P250 million for a two-year stock buyback program. Companies pursue buyback programs when they deem that their shares are trading ...

February inflation surges to 4.5%
Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Consumer prices further rose at a faster pace in February as prices of food and beverage as well as "sin" products continued to increase partly as a result of the first tax reform package that took effect last Jan. 1. In a report Tuesday, Philippine ...

Duterte: ICC has no jurisdiction over me in drug war probe
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is looking into his controversial war on drugs, has no power over him. "You cannot acquire jurisdiction over me, not in a million years ...

Malaysian firms to manage Cagayan airport
Inquirer - 2018-03-06
TUGUEGARAO CITY -- Two Malaysian companies are providing airport management services to operate Cagayan North International Airport in Lal-lo town, prior to the maiden flight to Macau scheduled on March 23. Iris Corporation Berhad and Positive Paragon ...

The F-35 could dismantle Russia's Su-57 'stealth' jet program without even firing a shot
Business Insider - 2018-03-06
Russia is struggling to fund its new Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet, and have only ordered 12 of the jets while the US ramps up its sales and production of the F-35 -- a direct competitor. Specifically, the US and India have engaged in some ...

Moon to align with Jupiter, Mars and Saturn before dawn Thursday
YAHOO! - 2018-03-06
Early risers will be greeted with a celestial alignment in March with the moon falling in line with several planets on the morning of March 8. Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Pluto will be spread across the southern sky before sunrise throughout much of March ...

The general manager of one of VMware's star business units has jumped to Google, stoking fears that more could follow
Business Insider - 2018-03-06
Business Insider has confirmed that one of VMware's key employees, who joined the company when it was a startup, is leaving. This exec was overseeing VMware's networking product, on track to do $1.4 billion in revenue. His departure stokes worries that if ...

Why Forbes Is Investing Big Money In Its Contributor Network
Forbes - 2018-03-06
Forbes turned 100 this past fall and as if to confirm that age really is but a number, we shattered our audience records on pretty much every editorial platform: 60 million people visited Forbes.com in December, according to ComScore; 9.115 million people ...

Duterte complains of aching spine on way to Palace event
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
President Rodrigo Duterte complained on Tuesday of an aching spine. In a speech during the oath-taking of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission in Malacañang, Duterte apologized for being late to the event because he had to take medications for his ...

Deadly measles outbreak as Philippines reels from vaccine row
The Straits Times - 2018-03-06
MANILA (AFP) - A health scare over a pioneering dengue vaccine is partly to blame for a decline in child immunisation and a deadly measles outbreak in the Philippines, a senior health official said on Tuesday (March 6). The government has reported four ...

Factory output recovers from four-month slump, fastest in more than 4 years
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
Angelo B. Taningco, Security Bank Corp. economist, attributed the increase in production activity to higher wholesale prices of select manufactured products. "Moreover, buoyant global demand for manufactured items may have likewise encouraged bigger ...

Central bank seeks to temper rate expectations
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
Mr. Espenilla said current economic conditions remain conducive to growth, citing a manageable fiscal deficit, a sound and stable banking system, and ample dollar reserves. "The Philippine economy enjoys a sustainable growth momentum. Over the medium ...

Office vacancy rates expected to hit double-digits next year
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
Offices in the Makati central business district commanded the highest monthly rental rates at P1,047.2 per sq.m. to as high as P1,500. BGC followed with rental rates ranging from P926 to P1,250 per sq.m. monthly, while offices in Ortigas are leased out for ...

RLC to open budget hotel in Iligan City this year
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
In fact, we are actually fully booked already," she said. Go Hotels-Lanang is a joint venture between RLC and Udenna Development Corp. (UDEVCO), the company that owns Phoenix Petroleum. As of end-September 2017, the hotel segment contributed 8% or P1.37 ...

PRA Health Sciences Named Best CRO in Asia
Yahoo Finance - 2018-03-06
RALEIGH, N.C., March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (PRAH ... Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. PRA has established a sophisticated infrastructure of in-house clinical research ...

CLI to buy back P250M worth of shares
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
In a statement issued Tuesday, the listed property developer said the share buyback program will be executed over a period of 24 months, banking on the sustained growth it expects in the coming years. "Our growth has been exceptional and we have a strong ...

Inverted yield curve still a good alert for recession
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
"Forecasting future economic developments is a tricky business, but the term spread has a strikingly accurate record for forecasting recessions," study authors Michael Bauer and Thomas Mertens, who are both economists at the San Francisco Fed, wrote in ...

Dating App Bumble Bans Guns In Profile Photos
International Business Times - 2018-03-06
Nearly three weeks after the Parkland high school shooting that killed 17, another American business has distanced itself from guns. Bumble, the dating app where only women are allowed to initiate contact in heterosexual matches, announced Monday it would ...

PLDT Chooses Qwilt to Improve Quality and Increase Scale for Streaming Video Delivery Across the Philippines
Yahoo Finance - 2018-03-06
1 http://technology.inquirer.net/58090/ph-worlds-no-1-terms-time-spent-social-media 2 http://www.entrepreneur.com.ph/news-and-events/ph-now ... internet service provider in the Philippines. Through its three principal business groups--fixed line, wireless ...

Is iPhone X worth buying? Here's why so many iPhone owners say no
ZDNet - 2018-03-06
Video: For the iPhone X, the price is a whole lot more than the sum of the parts An analyst firm keen to predict Apple smartphone sales has asked 1,500 iPhone owners why they haven't bought the $1,000-plus flagship iPhone X. Ped30's Philip Elmer-DeWitt has ...

Ex-Charter change commission member says federalism good for business but nixes federal-presidential proposal
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
Centrist Democracy Political Institute Chairman and President of the Board Lito Lorenzana during a press conference in Malacañan Palace on September 14, 2017. -- ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO A FORMER MEMBER of the Charter change (Cha-cha) commission ...

Perks for returning tech workers cleared by bicam
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
de la Peña said: "We really expect a surge in terms of interested Filipino Balik scientists." He added that DoST is banking on the additional expertise from returning scientists in order to meet its targets in improving research and development in ...

Health, beauty market seen growing 8.2%
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
THE rise of the middle class is boosting the Philippine market for health and beauty products, GlobalData said in a report. According to estimates contained in "The Health & Beauty Retailing in the Philippines, Market Shares, Summary & Forecasts to 2021 ...

PHL under pressure to diversify energy sources -- BMI
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
It is expected to operate by the end of the year. The government is also banking on the $2-billion floating regasification facility in the waters off Batangas. The regasification project continues to undergo development and will start receiving imports by ...

Chief of Supreme Court MISO quits after testifying vs Sereno
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
The Supreme Court has accepted the resignation of the head of its Management Information System Office (Miso) who testified against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno during impeachment hearings at the House of Representatives. A court insider said on ...

San Miguel Beermen give TNT KaTropa the boot
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
Holding a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals of the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament, the top-seeded Beermen saw no need to make use of it, dispatching the eight-seeded KaTropa at the first instance by banking on ...

Security expert: 23 armed groups fused, forming 'ISIS Philippines'
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-06
Banlaoi said most of these groups are based in Mindanao. "We are trying to confirm the veracity of that information. Yesterday, informal reports came in regarding the matter and I referred it to our intelligence community and operations and people on the ...

Legarda confident economy will become more robust
Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Sen. Loren Legarda on Tuesday expressed confidence that the Philippine economy would become more robust after an online report put the country at the top of the best countries in Southeast Asia to invest in. Legarda, chairperson of the Senate Committee ...

DILG preparing to file charges against Boracay officials within 2 months
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
He said they will look into the issue of establishments that were allowed to operate despite the absence of business permits and fire safety inspection certificate. "We hope that within 60 days or two months we can already file charges. The charges will ...

Go Hotels to open Iligan City branch this year, Naga and Tuguegarao in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
"We are better this 2018 I think, in general, as we were pretty much affected with the martial law declaration initially, but I think this 2018, tourist arrivals increased both for corporate and FITs (free and independent travelers)," she sai

Poe: No way Duterte could have manipulated results of 2016 elections
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
With an overwhelming lead against his rivals, there is no way that President Rodrigo Duterte could have manipulated the results of the 2016 polls. No less than Sen. Grace Poe, who ran against Duterte, made this assertion after Senate Majority Leader ...

Sotto questions zero votes of candidates in 2016 polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-03-06
Some senators, including then presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe, had allegedly received zero votes in some precincts during the last 2016 elections, Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said on Tuesday, citing information from an ...

Cayetano: DFA taking steps to address passport processing delay
Global Nation - 2018-03-06
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has vowed to normalize the passport processing system by June when the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) doubles its capacity to process applications. During the House committee hearing into the passport ...

Republicans want Trump to back off his tariff proposal
Inquirer - 2018-03-06
WASHINGTON -- In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade ...

Food factory AI: How McDonald's automation lets the crew focus more on customers
ZDNet - 2018-03-06
McDonald's has big plans to improve the customer experience with new technologies, but there's a parallel effort to improve the employees' day-to-day and enhance the small food factory behind the counter. A year ago, McDonald's outlined a long-term growth ...

San Miguel Corp. offers up to ?30-B in fixed-rate bonds
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 6) -- Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation is offering fixed-rate bonds of up to ?30 billion to the public. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Monday, the company said ?20 billion ...

Girding for new battles in the war against Big Tobacco
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2018-03-06
The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, meeting from March 7 to 9, will review the latest research on e-cigarettes, debate which policies best blunt tobacco sales, and take stock of worrying trends across the developing world. The name of the ...

Expanded territory
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-06
The Philippines being the second country to introduce the Xpander after the Indonesian debut, expectations have been set high, as evidenced by the presence of top executives from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, such as its corporate vice-president and ...

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