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Cebu Pacific cancels Tuguegarao, Virac flights
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-28
Cebu Pacific flights to and from Tuguegarao and Virac were canceled Wednesday due to bad weather, airport authorities said. In its advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said that the following Cebu Pacific flights were canceled ...

Going beyond the traditional work setting
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-28
"The rise of business process outsourcing (BPO) start-ups and Internet businesses in the Philippines has fueled the demand for flexible workplace solutions. As the commercial real estate in Metro Manila becomes prohibitive, we find that flexible ...

Creating value through a great workplace
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-28
"Not surprisingly, trusting that the leader has your best interests at heart improves employee performance," the Harvard Business Review wrote on its Web site. "Employees feel safe rather than fearful and, as research by Amy Edmondson of Harvard ...

Regus Philippines: Innovating workspaces throughout time
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-28
Regus is perfectly placed to support the move towards such hub-and-spoke configurations, with smaller corporate centers linked to regional and/or satellite branch locations, with its strengths in the flexible, mobile working space market," Mr. Wittig ...

KMC Solutions: Making offices flexible and scalable
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-28
These buildings are Cyber Sigma, Picadilly Star, SM Aura Office Tower, Sun Life Centre, and Uptown Place Tower 2 in BGC; Rufino Pacific Tower and V Corporate Centre in Makati City; Rockwell Business Center, Rockwell Sheridan 1, UnionBank Plaza, Robinsons ...

Ex-Health Chief Garin: I don't regret implementing Dengvaxia program
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 27) -- Former Health Secretary Janette Garin does not regret carrying out the controversial Dengvaxia immunization program, but she still supports an investigation into the matter. "We made a decision based on the ...

KKday secures P545-M alliance deal with Japanese travel giant H.I.S.
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- KKday, Asia's largest travel-experience platform, raised $10.5 million (around P545 million) to expand its regional presence and improve its products to take advantage of the growing tourism industry. In a statement ...

Icy Europe, warm North Pole: the world upside down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-27
PARIS, France -- Not for the first time in recent years, Europe has descended into a deep freeze while the Arctic experiences record high temperatures, leaving scientists to ponder the role global warming may play in turning winter weather upside down.

Dimafelis murder shocks OFWs in Kuwait
Global Nation - 2018-02-27
KUWAIT CITY -- The murder of a Filipino maid whose body was found in a freezer in Kuwait has triggered outrage and prompted Manila to impose a departure ban for its citizens planning to work in the Gulf state. But the estimated 252,000 Filipinos already ...

Palace open to UN probe on drug war but not conducted by Callamard
Global Nation - 2018-02-27
Malacañang on Tuesday said it was open to an investigation by the United Nations (UN) on the alleged extrajudicial killings the Philippines but maintained that it should not be conducted by special rapporteur Agnes Callamard. Presidential Spokesperson ...

Ex-PNP chief faces perjury charges for failing to disclose properties, firearms
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 27) -- Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima is facing eight counts of perjury. The lawsuits, filed by Assistant Special Prosecutor Irenio M. Paldeng, claimed that the former police chief ...

How inflation risks affect stock prices?
Inquirer - 2018-02-27
Among the top stocks on the list include SM Investment (3.1 percent), SM Prime Holdings (2.9 percent), Jollibee (2.6 percent), JG Summit (2.1 percent), Ayala Land (4 percent), Ayala Corp (5.1 percent), ICTSI (4.6 percent), BDO (4.4 percent), BPI (5 percent ...

PSEi gains 1.09%, closes near 8,600
Inquirer - 2018-02-27
Ayala Corp., MPI, SM Prime and GT Capital all firmed up. Investors also bought stocks outside the main index. APC Group surged by 6.06 percent while PXP gained 4.29 percent in heavy trade. Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Fitbit is getting whacked after sales of its new smartwatch disappoint
Business Insider - 2018-02-27
Shares of Fitbit fell as much as 14% after the company posted a fifth straight quarterly loss. Sales of the company's newly launched smartwatch disappointed. (Reuters) - Fitbit Inc's shares fell 14 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the company said ...

Roque wishes De Lima a lifetime in jail
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-27
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday hit back at detained Senator Leila de Lima for saying the Palace official has "bartered his dignity and reputation as a human rights lawyer." "May you spend the rest of your life in jail. Goodbye ...

Edsa fake news? Asec Mocha Uson chided for online post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-27
Was the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolt the product of fake news? Assistant Presidential Communications Secretary Mocha Uson had the audacity to ask her followers on social media this question on Sunday. Recognizing the Edsa Revolution, President Duterte ...

Palace: Sereno should use her leave to reflect on legacy at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-27
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should use her wellness leave "to reflect on her time and legacy at the Supreme Court," Malacañang said on Tuesday. "The decision of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno to file a wellness leave is a personal matter ...

Paolo Duterte marks return from resignation by mocking EDSA revolution, Leni Robredo, Kris Aquino
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-27
Presidential son Paolo "Pulong" Duterte resigned as vice mayor of Davao City back on December 25, 2017 after being embroiled in controversy after controversy in social media. Duterte cited the reasons for tendering his resignation: his alleged ...

What exactly is a 'widow-maker' heart attack, like Kevin Smith had?
YAHOO! - 2018-02-27
You know that expression "listen to your body"? Filmmaker Kevin Smith does, having followed that piece of advice recently -- saving his life in the process. The "Clerks" director performed the first of two shows in Glendale, Calif. on Feb. 25 ...

Apple to launch experimental medical clinics for employees
Mashable - 2018-02-27
Several big tech companies have ventured into the healthcare industry this year, and now Apple is jumping into the mix. Apple is launching AC Wellness, a network of health clinics for its employees and their families, this spring, reports CNBC, citing ...

Medtronic recalls faulty implanted cardiac defibrillators - 2018-02-27
Feb. 27 (UPI) --Medtronic has recalled 48 implantable and cardiac resynchronization defibrillators that are failing to deliver the proper shock to pace a patient's heartbeat or revive a patient in cardiac arrest, the Food & Drug Administration announced.

Cease order on Boracay mulled - 2018-02-27
ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu on Tuesday threatened to issue cease-and-desist orders "very soon" and take other actions if the business establishments on Boracay Island would continue polluting the area, a world-famous tourist destination.

Ominous signs in China - 2018-02-27
Called a cesspool by President Duterte himself, local government officials in Aklan and the surrounding area of Boracay have shut down several business establishments that have polluted the water because of illegal sewage disposal. Restaurants and hotels ...

Fiscal gap steadies in 2017, but falls short of program
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
Taningco, economist at Security Bank Corp. "We expect government spending to accelerate on the back of its infrastructure push, and would outpace government revenues and support economic growth," Mr. Taningco added, noting that he expects a fiscal ...

Manila Water net income climbs 7%
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
"We are proud of our ability to register solid core income growth in 2017, as it highlights the strength of our business, and our people. Building on this foundation, we continue to build our business and expand our market reach, both domestically and in ...

ING Bank: Expanding presence in the PHL capital market since 1990
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
The bank cemented its reputation for being a trusted advisor in corporate finance, particular in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The bank has consistently won in the banks category of the Top 5 Corporate Issue Managers/Arrangers award since 2011.

More capital-raising activities expected in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
Of the almost P1 trillion to be raised this year, P687 billion would come from fixed-income issues while P247 billion is expected to originate from equity issues, Head of Investment Banking Group Jose Pacifico E. Marcelo said in a briefing last month.

SSPC opens $51-M facility in Clark for production of latest multimedia cards
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
SSPC is the local manufacturing arm of Korean firm SFA Semicon Korea. The company has a business transaction agreement to supply its products to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. until May 2019. "The Phase 2 expansion project reflects the commitment of Korea ...

House panel issues show cause order for Sereno spokesperson
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 28) -- On "wellness leave" or forced to go on leave by her own colleagues? This is what the House Justice Committee wants to find out when it issued on Tuesday a show cause order for lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, Chief ...

House Speaker: Sereno's appointment can be questioned before SC
CNN Philippines - 2018-02-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 28) -- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the Office of the Solicitor General should consider questioning the validity of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's appointment before the Supreme Court. Alvarez, in a ...

Cagayan North airport opens to intl flights - 2018-02-27
Lambino said "we are sending a strong signal to potential locators from Asia and North America that it is no longer business as usual at Ceza." "With a new leadership, Ceza can be trusted to do the right things for the medium and long terms," he said.

Embrace tech, Binay urges LGUs at gab on governance gab - 2018-02-27
She shared how the city has anchored its development approach on Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, emphasizing that her administration regards the business sector as "a partner in growing the city." In June last year, the city in partnership ...

Singapore, Indian state to collaborate on fintech intiatives
ZDNet - 2018-02-27
Singapore has inked am agreement with India's Government of Maharashtra (GoM) to jointly participate in fintech projects such as blockchain and mobile payments, and will include the establishment of a fintech marketplace. Cashless cannot be the face for ...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 700 Series For Upcoming Mid-Range Android Phones - 2018-02-27
Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 700 series platform that will soon power mid-range Android phones. The new series of mobile processors will be able to bring some of the features of the Snapdragon 800 series to more affordable handsets. For users ...

Philex farmer-beneficiaries now trainers in organic coffee, vegetable farming
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
TUBA, BENGUET -- Two farmer-beneficiaries of Philex Group Foundation, Inc. (PGFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Philex Mining Corp., are now paying it forward to fellow farmers through workshops where they serve as the trainers.

From tea to takeaways, has SE Asia lost its appetite for business that does good?
Reuters - 2018-02-27
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Malaysian entrepreneur ... that many struggle to survive beyond the first two to three years of their business. Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand were ranked fourth, 20th and 29th respectively in ...

NBI to transfer Taguba to PNP custody
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-27
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday that it will transfer customs broker Mark Taguba to the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in compliance with the order of the Manila Regional Trial Court. Taguba will be moved from ...

It's not too late to benefit from a flu shot, experts say - 2018-02-27
Feb. 27 (UPI) --Is it too late to get a flu shot? The simple answer is "no," according to medical professionals. Doctors and experts say getting a flu shot at this point in the season still has benefit, as it isn't over yet, and the vaccination could help ...

Ex-President Aquino says he was unaware of Dengvaxia risks in 2015
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-02-27
Facing the good government and health committees of the House of Representatives, which are inquiring into the Dengvaxia controversy, Aquino said he had no way of knowing in 2015 of the risks posed by the vaccine on seronegative recipients, or people who ...

Digital Media: Stream your favorite series on-the-go - 2018-02-27
On top of that they will also get 10GB additional allocation for YouTube, iflix, iWantTV, Fox, and other streaming apps," said Oscar Reyes, Jr., SVP of Consumer Business Market Development for PLDT-Smart. He added, "As the trusted digital partner of ...

Dreaming bigger: How platform thinking can level up the Philippines
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
As the teams formed and cofounders discussed potential business ideas, I realized that their success hinged on their understanding of a single word: start-up. With the tech ecosystem in Manila and in Cebu still nascent, emerging in the last five to ten ...

Financial institutions towards cyber resilience
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
Anne Caroline C. Bugayong is an Associate of the Corporate and Special Projects Department of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW).

1 st international flight to Cagayan airport set Mar. 23
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
Mr. Lambino said the opening of the upgraded CNIA sends "a strong signal to potential locators from Asia and North America that it is no longer business as usual at CEZA." In a recent meeting with the Regional Development Council, Mr. Lambino reported ...

Bank Drive in Ortigas open to motorists from 6-10 a.m. daily
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
Previously, motorists from EDSA going to the Ortigas commercial and business district pass through Guadix Drive, where there is usually a "long queue of vehicles entering the ADB compound" for inspection. "Guadix Road is an identified chokepoint.

BI deports 73 Chinese fugitives for telecom fraud
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported Monday evening 73 Chinese nationals who were operating a telecom fraud business in Metro Manila and Ilocos. In a statement, the BI said the deportees were Chinese fugitives arrested last Jan. 13 in raids conducted by ...

ComVal eyes over P100-M investment leads in Biz-ICON 2018
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
INVESTMENT LEADS of at least P100 million is targeted during the Compostela Valley (ComVal) Business and Investment Conference 2018 (Biz-ICON 2018) on March 5, where the focus industries would be aquaculture, banana, cacao, coffee, tourism, and green mining.

New Huawei P20 Leak Reveals iPhone X-Style Notch, Vertical Dual Cameras - 2018-02-27
Leaks and rumors about the Huawei P20 have been appearing left and right as its March launch date nears. Now a brand new photo of the upcoming Huawei Android phone has surfaced online, giving everyone the best first look at the handset. The new photo of ...

PSE nears 8,600
Inquirer - 2018-02-27
The local stock barometer rallied back to nearly 8,600 on Tuesday as investors were emboldened by upbeat trading in Wall Street ahead of the first public statement of new US Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell. The Philippine Stock Exchange index racked up ...

AirAsia PH eyes Manila-Bangkok flights by Q2 2018
Inquirer - 2018-02-27
AirAsia Philippines has disclosed plans to launch its Bangkok flights from Manila in the second quarter of 2018, an apparent expansion by the domestic unit of the Malaysian budget carrier giant AirAsia Berhad. "We are looking at launching Bangkok ...

T-Wolves sans Butler
BusinessWorld - 2018-02-27
The weekend was not a good one for the Timberwolves. After seeing acknowledged leader Jimmy Butler go down with a knee injury, they prepped themselves for the worst; given their luck, (or, rather, profound lack thereof), the development seemed to dash all ...

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