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The booming restaurant business
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-26
In my life outside economics, I am an entrepreneur -- a restaurateur to be exact. I have been involved in the restaurant business for more than 25 years and throughout my career, I have opened more than a hundred food establishments. Some continue to ...

Agoo disaster official: Responders say jeepney moved to Partas bus's lane
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- Responders to a road accident in Agoo, La Union say it was an overtaking jeepney that led to the crash. This, according to Diosdado Magpili, a municipal disaster management officer of Agoo. The accident ...

SMC to donate 2,700 houses for Marawi residents
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) -- More than 2,000 houses will be given to displaced residents of war-torn Marawi, courtesy of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), the housing czar announced Wednesday. "Pretty soon it will be constructed and it will ...

Marawi will rise as a modern city - housing czar
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27 ... "We will make sure that the central business district or the ground zero will be a modern city after the rehabilitation," the country's housing czar and Task Force Bangon Marawi chairperson said in ...

Military: NPA members violated holiday ceasefire
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) -- The Philippine Army revealed members of the New People's Army violated its holiday ceasefire in Compostela Valley. In a statement, the Army's 10th Infantry Division (ID) said about 30 fully-armed rebels ...

Ica's family speaks up: Teen's disappearance due to 'deep emotional distress'
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- The family of former missing teen Ica Policarpio finally revealed the reason behind her disappearance that went viral on social media. "My sister Ica disappeared from home last Thursday night, December 21 ...

Sen. Binay asks BSP to temporarily stop issuing new ?5 coins to 'avoid public confusion'
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) -- Sen. Nancy Binay on Wednesday asked the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to temporarily stop issuing new ?5 coins in the wake of confusion over its similar design with current ?1 coins. In a statement ...

EXL Completes Acquisition of Care Management Firm Health Integrated
NASDAQ - 2017-12-26
Health Integrated mainly serves the Medicaid ... Europe, Asia (primarily India and Philippines), Colombia, Australia and South Africa. For more information, visit www.exlservice.com. Continuing Statement Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press ...

DOH chief: WHO update shows Dengvaxia can worsen dengue in some cases
Philstar - 2017-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Latest data from the World Health Organization confirmed an "earlier hypothesis" that those inoculated with a dengue vaccine without prior infection of the disease could be at a higher risk of contracting a more severe form of the ...

Send help: Where to Donate for victims of #VintaPH
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Banco de Oro: Savings Account No.10-453-0039482 Swift Code BNOR PH MM Philippine National Bank: Savings Account No. 3752-8350-0034 Swift Code: PNB MPH MM Metrobank: Savings Account No. 151-2-15100218-2 Swift Code MBTC PH MM Bank of the Philippine Island ...

Kalinga Church razed by fire
Philstar - 2017-12-26
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- A fire razed a Catholic church in Barangay Central Dagupan, Tabuk, Kalinga shortly after the midnight mass on Sunday. No one was reported hurt in the fire which broke out at around 2 a.m., but almost all equipment, furniture ...

CEZA to open new airport in January 2018
Philstar - 2017-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), operator of a freeport zone in Cagayan, is opening a newly built airport next month that would service international and domestic air travel. This was according to CEZA administrator and ...

BSP further liberalizes forex policies
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Friday issued new policies to streamline and ease foreign exchange transactions in the Philippines in a bid to support the country's economic activities. The BSP in a ...

Is the iPhone X a disappointment? Investors think so
CNN Money - 2017-12-26
The "x"citement might be over for the iPhone X. Shares of Apple and its suppliers tumbled this week after multiple industry analysts predicted weak demand for the new flagship iPhone. Apple's (AAPL) stock slid by as much as 4% in premarket trading Tuesday.

Keto, adlai and wearable technology-the year in health
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-12-26
This prompted Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative ... Dengue is endemic to developing countries like the Philippines. The Department of Health, which spearheaded the program, was too eager ...

Digital economy on the move in Thailand
Inquirer - 2017-12-26
If it goes as planned, the project may boost private investment in high technology such as smart electronics and electric vehicles. The Thailand Development Research Institute and other ... of the controversial Computer Crimes Law, a skills shortage ...

Japan government to promote fugu exports to Asia
Inquirer - 2017-12-26
Based on this judgment, the government is considering promoting sales of fugu as a foodstuff along with cooking methods for the fish, such as removing the poison.With Japanese food becoming popular recently in China, local Japanese restaurants have started ...

Survivors say sunken ferry was overloaded
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-26
Mendiola and her son, a Grade 9 student at University of Santo Tomas Junior High School, were also looking forward to a homecoming on Polilio Island. The young boy had been staying in Manila for his studies. Holding on to schoolbag But when the ferry began ...

Brokers expect local bourse to sustain upswing through 2018
Inquirer - 2017-12-26
Before heading to its final trading week for 2017, the local stock market has gone on a long holiday break to celebrate Christmas. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is expected to end this year on a positive note and sustain its upswing through ...

Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead
Yahoo News - 2017-12-26
Health worker Arturo Simbajon said nearly the entire coastal ... Tens of thousands of people on Mindanao have been displaced by the storm, which struck late on Friday. The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons a year and warnings are routinely ...

Bus catches fire on NLEX
Philstar - 2017-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A provincial bus caught fire along the North Luzon Expressway on Tuesday dawn. The bus owned by ES Transport was carrying around 40 passengers when it caught fire on the southbound lane of NLEX Bocaue, Bulacan. In television reports ...

APRI commits to world-class operations with IMS certification
Inquirer - 2017-12-26
AboitizPower subsidiary and geothermal unit AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) has earned an Integrated Management System (IMS) certification with zero non-conformance. The certification, conducted by TÜV Rheinland Philippines, includes the 2015 versions of ISO ...

Duterte: 'Let truth come out' in deadly Davao mall fire probe
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Meanwhile, the BPO Industry Employees Network, an independent group of business process outsourcing (BPO) workers in the Philippines, called on the government to conduct a thorough probe of the blaze. "The mere fact that scores of employees were trapped in ...

BPI to investigate 'faceless money' withdrawn at ATM
CNN Philippines - 2017-12-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) -- The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is set to investigate a netizen's report of withdrawing P400 worth of "faceless" bills. The BPI told CNN Philippines it was trying to reach out to Earla Anne Yehey ...

Metro Manila cops on alert vs indiscriminate firing of guns
Philstar - 2017-12-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Police Director Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region Police Office chief, on Tuesday told his officers to aim for zero cases of indiscriminate firing as the capital prepares to meet the new year. Albayalde also promised ...

Fire razes Kalinga church after Christmas Mass
Philstar - 2017-12-26
BAGUIO CITY -- A blaze razed St. Joseph Parish Church in Tabuk City in Kalinga province just after the midnight Mass welcoming Christmas. Electric supply inside church went off twice during Holy Mass after the power lines apparently tripped, said parish ...

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor
Mashable - 2017-12-25
If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for that. This isn't your typical security app. Haven doesn't lock down a single device or prevent tampering ...

BSP sees weaker peso
Inquirer - 2017-12-25
The peso is expected to weaken further mainly as a result of the expected interest rate increases of the US Federal Reserve next year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said. "The US Fed rate hikes in March and June 2017 as well as market concerns on the ...

Proliferation of cybercrimes forecast to continue in 2018
Inquirer - 2017-12-25
Leading cyber-security solutions provider Trend Micro Inc. has warned of the further proliferation of digital extortion, business e-mail hacking and fake news in the coming year, escalating business risks in an interconnected world. In a report titled ...

More simple trading models to use
Inquirer - 2017-12-25
He made a huge capital gain (profit made from the difference of his buying and selling prices) of 62.01 percent in Megaworld Corp. (MEG), 33.7 percent in SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPH), 31.34 percent in Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), 44.87 percent in SM Investments ...

Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead
Reuters - 2017-12-25
Health worker Arturo Simbajon said nearly the entire coastal ... Tens of thousands of people on Mindanao have been displaced by the storm, which struck late on Friday. The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons a year and warnings are routinely ...

Vietnam braces for typhoon which left 230 dead in Philippines
United Press International - 2017-12-25
The typhoon, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Vinta ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.

Morgan Stanley says the true price of bitcoin might be zero
Business Insider - 2017-12-25
Even after a rough week, bitcoin is trading at around $14,400. A recent research note from Morgan Stanley points out how hard it is to justify that valuation. The scarcity of people willing to accept it as a means of payment indicates that its actual value ...

4 soldiers, civilian hurt in Abu Sayyaf attack
Philstar - 2017-12-25
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits fired at an Army base in Patikul, Sulu on Sunday, leaving four soldiers and a civilian wounded. Sgts. Ramonito Kilat and Abutallib Alling, Cpl. Jun-mar Lomoggo, Pfc. Rodelio Domingo and Carmina ...

This App Helps Food Stamps Last Longer And Recipients Avoid Going Hungry
Forbes - 2017-12-25
Many new developments at social enterprise Propel. Three years ago, entrepreneur and former Facebook product manager Jimmy Chen set out to use technology to address a perennial problem for low-income Americans trying to feed their families: figuring out ...

Afraid To Get In Waymo's Driverless Car? A New Insurance Company Has You Covered
Forbes - 2017-12-25
Sometime in 2018 commuters in the Phoenix area will have the option to hail rides in driverless Waymo minivans via a smartphone app. And though riding with a robot may be anxiety-inducing for some, the Alphabet Inc. unit wants to ease financial concerns ...

Vietnam braces for typhoon which left 230 dead in Philippines
United Press International - 2017-12-25
The typhoon, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Vinta ... as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.

Janette Garin welcomes WHO findings on Dengvaxia vaccine
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Facing criminal charges over the Dengvaxia controversy, former health chief Janette Garin said she is "glad" the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a clarification attesting to the "true benefit of the dengue vaccine."

Meralco may lower power rates in January
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Customers of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) can expect power rates to go down at the start of the year due to lower capacity fees from power generators arising from fewer power outages. "Hopefully there will be another reduction in ...

Tourism sector urged to focus on high-spending tourists
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) should focus on attracting higher spending tourists rather than emphasizing the number of arrivals in 2018, an industry expert said. "The tourism sector should start putting more emphasis on the ...

DTI needs budget support for PUV manufacturers
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A new executive order (EO) is being prepared to boost local manufacturing for the public utility vehicles (PUV) modernization program, the Department of Trade and Industry said. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said there is local ...

MPIC unit to complete feasibility study for Segment 5 of CAVITEX
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) unit Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. (CIC) expects to complete the feasibility study for the proposed Segment 5 covering Kawit to Rosario in Cavite of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX ...

Employers support House bills on job mismatch
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Employers are supportive of four House bills that seek to develop a more competitive Filipino workforce by providing qualified people free access to technical and vocational training. Employers complain about the ballooning mismatch ...

A look at 2017 from the eyes of a taxpayer
Philstar - 2017-12-25
TOP OF MIND By Eugene PuLga (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 26, 2017 - 12:00am The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), under the leadership of commissioner Caesar R. Dulay, started the year 2017 with the issuance of Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC ...

Mood songs
Philstar - 2017-12-25
BIZLINKS By Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 26, 2017 - 12:00am There is no other holiday in the Philippines that is given so much attention and celebrated than Christmas - more so if the day falls right before or after the weekend ...

Vietnam braces for typhoon which left 230 dead in Philippines
United Press International - 2017-12-25
The typhoon, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Vinta, reached sustained winds of 74 mph with gusts of up to 90 mph as it moved from Mindanao to other Philippine islands ... Tunisia's transport ministry bans Emirates Airlines flights 17 hours ago ago ...

Government to build new rice centers
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is building another rice seed ... recently inked an agreement with the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), the premier and only state university in Zamboanga City, to build the second ...

Philippines needs more hotel investments
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) wants to attract more investments for the hotel sector to address the demand for more accommodation facilities brought about by the increase in tourist arrivals. "There are a lot of investors ...

S&P sees BSP raising rates over next 2 years
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- S&P Global Ratings said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is likely to pursue a tightening path over the next two years after keeping interest rates unchanged for more than three years. In its latest economic snapshots on Asia ...

More training needed for homestay program
Philstar - 2017-12-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) must provide more training for its homestay initiative to lure in more homeowners and tourists to participate in the program. "We see potential in the homestay market particularly with the Tourism ...

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