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PSEi probes new highs ahead of PH GDP report
Inquirer - 2018-01-22
SM Prime, Ayala Corp., Jollibee and PLDT all added over 1 percent while SM Investments, Ayala Land, Security Bank, Globe and ICTSI also contributed gains. Notable gainers outside the PSEi include Now Corp., which gained 15.99 percent and was also the day ...

Tax stamps for alcoholic drinks implemented in 1st quarter -- BIR
Inquirer - 2018-01-22
The Bureau of Internal Revenue will finally implement the long-delayed tax stamps on alcoholic drinks within the first quarter as part of its priority programs to shore up revenues this year. Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 6-2018 issued by Internal ...

Joma Sison calls for mass protests vs Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-22
LUCENA CITY -- Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma ... 25 [percent] of that in Mindanao and Cebuano part of Visayas and 14 [percent] from the bailiwicks of Marcos, Danding Cojuangco, Arroyo, Estrada and Remulla in ...

Clouds, isolated rain on Monday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-22
The northeast monsoon (amihan) and easterlies are the dominant weather systems affecting the country, the state weather bureau said Monday. Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the Davao Region will have cloudy skies with ...

Japan: More entrepreneurs from overseas eyed
Inquirer - 2018-01-22
The government is aiming to extend the status of residence period for foreigners who are preparing to set up businesses in Japan from the current six months to one year in the hope of attracting more foreign entrepreneurs. This specific six-month status of ...

China finally lifts ban on mobile phone use during flights
ZDNet - 2018-01-21
Chinese airlines have allowed passengers to use mobile phones during flights since last week, following the decision of the Civil Administration of China (CAAC) to relax regulations. Air China permitted users to switch on their mobile devices from Sunday ...

Misconception on PDRs
Inquirer - 2018-01-21
Mercifully, the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court can prevent this from happening. Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Nickel Asia exports increase 9% in 2017
Philstar - 2018-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Nickel Asia Corp. saw a nine percent hike in export sales in 2017 owing to higher prices of nickel in the world market and a favorable exchange rate. Export sales reached P14.45 billion compared with the P13.23 billion recorded in 2016.

Philippines in good position to enjoy GSP+ with EU
Philstar - 2018-01-21
"The report essentially supports retention of GSP and lauded good progress areas of fighting corruption, labor rights, gender equality, and protection of the environment," Lopez said. "They recognized that we continue to adhere to international ...

Gates Foundation Funds Research For New Synthetic Malaria Vaccine
Forbes - 2018-01-21
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia to create a synthetic DNA-based vaccine for malaria. With $1.4 million from the Gates Foundation, Dr. Weiner and collaborating partners plan to ...

How to go running without your wallet or phone
Inquirer Technology - 2018-01-21
This new player syncs to your device, whether it be Android, iPhone or Windows using Bluetooth, so you can monitor your progress and check out your health stats on the Fitbit dashboard.

France Creates $13 Billion Disruptive Innovation Fund, Hopes To Become The Next Startup Republic
Forbes - 2018-01-21
France is gaining momentum in its quest to become the next great producer of technology startups. Last year, it outstripped the UK in the overall number of technology startup investment deals for the first time in five years. Although the total amount of ...

Why Asia's Developing Markets Are Gaining More Business Confidence Than Tokyo Or Seoul
Forbes - 2018-01-21
Economic powerhouses Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo are renowned for their well-developed infrastructure and business-friendly government policy. However, new research commissioned from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) by Telstra highlights ...

Amazon's automated grocery store of the future opens Monday
Reuters - 2018-01-21
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.

Chinese embassy commends cops
Philstar - 2018-01-21
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , Philippines -- Police officers of Flora, Apayao were commended by the Chinese embassy for rescuing a Chinese man who was robbed and got lost in the province. "We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the ...

Abu henchman nabbed in Basilan
Philstar - 2018-01-21
COTABATO CITY , Philippines -- Authorities yesterday arrested a senior henchman of Abu Sayyaf leader Furudji Indama in Maluso, Basilan. Chief Supt. Graciano Mijares of the Regional Police Office-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said agents ...

LTFRB 10 ready for transport picket
Philstar - 2018-01-21
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY , Philippines -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Region 10 is ready for a transport group picket on Jan. 24. Although the local chapter of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator ...

BFAR offers scholarships
Philstar - 2018-01-21
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union , Philippines -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will conduct its nationwide recruitment examination for its fisheries scholarship program on Feb. 24. Nestor Domenden, BFAR Region 1 director, said ...

2 teens caught with P.3 M shabu
Philstar - 2018-01-21
ILOILO CITY , Philippines -- Two minors were arrested in a police anti-narcotics operation last Jan. 20 at Arevalo in this city, allegedly in possession of 110 sachets of suspected shabu with a street value of P300,000. The two - a boy and a girl ...

Farmer dies, fish vendor hurt in duel
Philstar - 2018-01-21
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan , Philippines -- A farmer died while a fish vendor is fighting for his life following their duel in Barangay Pattao, Buguey, Cagayan last Saturday night. Buguey police chief Senior Inspector Rudil Bassit said farmer ...

12 hurt as truck falls off cliff
Philstar - 2018-01-21
ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines -- Eleven Marine troopers and an elementary school principal were injured when a military truck fell into a ravine in this city on Saturday afternoon. The truck came from an outreach mission when it figured in the ...

The ultimate technology success metric: owning the customer relationship
ZDNet - 2018-01-21
Organizations adopting technologies simply to achieve greater efficiency and cost savings have a very limited view of the world. The disruptors in today's markets don't see technology as just a way to achieve more efficient processes, they've learned to ...

KMU urges govt to inspect special economic zone locators nationwide
Business Mirror - 2018-01-21
"We demand an immediate, independent and mandatory Fire Safety, Occupational Health and Safety and Labor Standards inspection in all companies inside the Cavite Export Processing Zone and in all Special Economic Zones all over the country," KMU ...

House Speaker: No need for Congress to convene as Constituent Assembly
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the House of Representatives will revise the Constitution whether or not the Senate participates in the process. On Monday, Alvarez said there is no need to convene ...

Ex-DOH chief Ona denies joining Aquino in Sanofi meeting
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- A former health secretary denied he met with officials of dengue vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur in China, at a time when the government was considering using Dengvaxia for the immunization program. Ex-Health ...

Tighter security up in NAIA after OFW baggage theft
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) assured travelers on Monday that body cameras and 1,500 additional closed -- circuit television sets (CCTVs) are among new security measures that will be put ...

Lucio Tan says PAL Holdings to conduct re-IPO in 2 nd quarter
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-21
PAL Holdings, Inc. Chairman Lucio C. Tan, Sr. said in an interview last week the airline operator can embark on the re-initial public offering (IPO) in the "second quarter" of the year. He did not elaborate. PAL entered the Philippine Stock Exchange in ...

The Asia Liberty Forum and the search for rule of law and economic freedom
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-21
at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore ... Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), micro-enterprises, entrepreneurship in e-commerce, state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Are Asian economies getting more market-oriented or ...

Megaworld says 80% of Maple Grove commercial lots sold
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-21
MEGAWORLD Corp. has seen a brisk take-up for commercial lots in its 140-hectare township in General Trias, Cavite, noting 80% of the P9 billion worth of lots for sale have been purchased. The Andrew L. Tan-led property developer said in a statement more ...

DoF to brief House panel on TRAIN package 2 at midweek
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-21
Mr. Chua said that there are about 14 investment promotion agencies (IPAs) granting business incentives that "do not complement each other." In 2015, a total of P104.40 billion worth of tax perks were issued, according to the DoF. Among the 14 ...

UST alumni association awards Mocha Uson for gov't service
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- The Thomasian alumni community honored Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson for her government service on Sunday. University of Santo Tomas (UST) Alumni Association President Henry Tenedero ...

House OKs new anti-hazing bill on third and final reading
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-21
Other penalties will be imposed for lesser violations. The filing of the bill follows the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas freshman law student Horacio "Atio" Castillo in the hands of Aegis Juris Fraternity members on September 2017.

Uber ignores security bug that makes its two-factor authentication useless
ZDNet - 2018-01-21
Uber has ignored a security bug that can allow an attacker to hack into user accounts by bypassing two-factor authentication because the ride sharing company says the flaw "isn't a particularly severe" issue. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a vital part ...

Japanese researchers, Angono Health Office ensure clean water in locale
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-01-21
Municipal Health Office Medical Technologist I Gilbert Merino, University of the Philippines Manila - Department of Clinical Epidemiology professor Dr. Noel Juban MD MSc, and the Water Quality Monitoring Team. The team used the E-coli simplified method in ...

Business opportunity
Philstar - 2018-01-21
HIDDEN AGENDA By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 21, 2018 - 12:00am An investment program being launched next year for Japanese investors via an initial coin offering (ICO) promises a windfall for the Philippines in terms of real ...

Perfect Storm
Inquirer - 2018-01-21
This lack of internal differentiation is a problem, of course, especially with workforces growing much larger and much more diverse," says Cauton, who has worked for companies such as IT consulting firm Iberpacific, Unioil and Chikka. He says he was led ...

Unique finds now in malls as MSMEs up the competition
Inquirer - 2018-01-21
Lopez said the CityMall Go Lokal initiative was realized when he mentioned to Edgar "Injap" Sia II, founder of Mang Inasal and chair of Double Dragon Properties, a property venture with Jollibee Foods Corp., that the store "will help MSMEs by ...

Mustafa Suleyman: The liberal activist who cofounded Google's £400 million artificial intelligence lab
Business Insider - 2018-01-21
Mustafa Suleyman is a 33-year-old entrepreneur and activist. He sold his artificial intelligence company DeepMind to Google for £400 million in 2014. Suleyman dropped out of university and worked as an activist before getting involved in artificial ...

More Filipino families moved out of poverty in 2017-SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-20
Around a third of Filipino families have moved out of poverty, about twice as many as those who have slid into poverty, according to the Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Results of the survey, conducted from Dec. 8 to 16 ...

Accidents waiting to happen?
Inquirer - 2018-01-20
Accidents are the sixth leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines, according to pediatrician and University of the Philippines ... the children usually sustain injuries while at home or in school, and because of traffic accidents ...

2017 was one of Earth's top 3 hottest years on record, which should come as no surprise
Mashable - 2018-01-20
It's unanimous: 2017 was one of Earth's warmest years on record, continuing an impressive and quickening trend seen since the dawn of the industrial revolution. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the UK Met Office ...

5 Things Apple Can Do To Fix The iPhone And Make It Great Again
Forbes - 2018-01-20
The iPhone X is undoubtedly a beautiful device with its bright thin bezel OLED display and a quasi magical facial recognition technology. Unfortunately, in replacing the physical home button (Touch ID) by Face ID, Apple also designed a user experience ...

Ex-NFL greats: No tackle football before kids turn 14
United Press International - 2018-01-20
SATURDAY, Jan. 20, 2018 -- A group of former National Football League greats -- including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins-- is urging parents not to let their children play tackle football until ...

2 seniors get life for drugs
Philstar - 2018-01-20
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- Two senior citizens were sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday for selling prohibited drugs in this city. Alexander Guanzon, 60, alias Nene, and Gilberto Aplasca, 62, alias Toto, were also ordered to pay a fine of P500,000 ...

Abu Sayyaf frees 2 Indonesians
Philstar - 2018-01-20
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Two Indonesian sailors kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in 2016 were released in Sulu on Friday. La Utu bin La Raali and La Hadi La Edi, captains of two Malaysian fishing vessels, were escorted by "unidentified emissaries ...

Ilocos workers to get wage hike
Philstar - 2018-01-20
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in the Ilocos region will get a salary increase. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board recently issued Wage Order 19 granting an increase of P30 in the daily wage of workers in large ...

Bike riders kill drug suspect
Philstar - 2018-01-20
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- Another drug suspect was gunned down in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur on Friday. Mardison Fabro, 41, was standing along a street in Barangay Cabaroan when he was shot. Fabro suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was ...

Barangay execs tagged in killings
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A furniture shop worker and a village councilman were allegedly shot dead by their barangay captains in Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan on Friday. Garry Renon was driving his motorcycle when Nelson Peralta, chairman of Barangay Namalangan ...

Reward up for arrest of Ecija gov secretary's killers
Philstar - 2018-01-20
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines -- The reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers of the secretary of Nueva Ecija Gov. Czarina Umali has been raised to P1.2 million. The provincial government put up a reward of P1 million aside from ...

Ombudsman affirms raps vs Floirendo
Philstar - 2018-01-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has afiirmed the filing of graft charges against Davao del Norte second district Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. for his business interests in a banana plantation doing business with the government. In an 12 ...

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