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Audit puts amount stolen by bank exec at P1.7B
Inquirer - 2017-11-27
On Saturday, Metrobank chair Arthur Ty told the Inquirer that a rigorous ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles ...

UnionBank raises $100M more from offshore notes
Inquirer - 2017-11-27
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has brought in an additional $100 million from an offshore issuance of five-year senior notes, riding on strong investor appetite for its borrowing program. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on ...

2017 Asia Logistics Summit brings industry experts under one roof
Inquirer - 2017-11-27
The different trends and disruptive innovations related to the logistics industry was front and center at the 2017 Asia Logistics Summit held recently at the Marriot hotel in Pasay City. The annual forum was spearheaded by LBC Business Solutions, the ...

NOW to enter residential broadband market
Philstar - 2017-11-27
The company is now implementing the P57 million contracts on e-mail and collaboration system of the Supreme Court. The first residential area that has been activated is Corinthian Village in Quezon City, whose residents may now avail of the high-quality ...

ASEAN gears up for increase in green financing
Philstar - 2017-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Green financing in ASEAN is expected to grow along with the projected increase in global green fund issuances to $1 trillion by 2020, according to a recent study by the World Bank and the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF).

Seminar on effective joint ventures with government
Philstar - 2017-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Joint ventures (JVs) are increasingly becoming popular as a faster and easier approach to implement infrastructure, development and social service-related projects at the national and local government levels. To accelerate more ...

It's Cyber Monday and the iPhone X is in stock at more Apple Stores than you might think
Business Insider - 2017-11-27
The iPhone X is still backordered in a lot of places. But supply is not as limited as first thought. Many Apple stores currently have same-day pickup available for the phone. It sounds like Apple has figured out the production process and will make more ...

Google has updated several apps for the iPhone X, but not the ones you want
Business Insider - 2017-11-27
Google released updates for its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Monday, which include optimization for the iPhone X's screen. The apps look great on the new iPhone X's edge-to-edge display. They use up all the available screen real estate that the iPhone ...

Black Friday is dead -- and it's being replaced by an even bigger shopping event
Business Insider - 2017-11-27
A man buys a TV in a BJ's Wholesale Club on Black Friday. AP/Josh Reynolds The idea of Black Friday as a one-day shopping event finally died this year. Its death comes as mobile shopping grows and the number of unique discounts decreases. Black ...

Charles Manson's Brain Probably Looked a Lot Like Yours
Yahoo News - 2017-11-27
Charles Manson, the cult leader who organized a series of nine murders in 1969, is dead. And a lot of people want scientists to poke around in his brain. A lot of people -- at least according to social media posts. I can't wait to see what they find when ...

Eight Career Tips That Will Help You Become A Better Leader
Forbes - 2017-11-27
YEC is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most successful entrepreneurs 40 and younger. As a young entrepreneur, getting some support early on in your career can make a huge impact. This career advice can help motivate you, give you ...

Crackdown set on China firecrackers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-27
In Bulacan province, half of firecracker-related cases were caused by piccolo, according to Joy Gomez, provincial public health officer. She said the provincial health office had recorded 40 cases of injuries caused by the use of piccolo from middle of ...

Gene Therapy Hits a Peculiar Roadblock: A Virus Shortage
New York Times - 2017-11-27
Eager to speed development of revolutionary treatments, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it would expedite approval of experimental gene therapies. But the regulatory process may not be the biggest obstacle here. Biotech companies ...

2 DPWH teams eyed for Marawi rehabilitation
Philstar - 2017-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Two teams from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are being eyed to lead the repair and rehabilitation of Marawi City, officials said yesterday. Khalil Sultan, DPWH Lanao del Norte first district engineer, said ...

Couple nabbed for pimping daughters
Philstar - 2017-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A man and his wife have been arrested for allegedly pimping their three minor daughters in an online sex operation in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte. The suspects were collared by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI ...

Pickled in 'cognac', Chopin's heart gives up its secrets
Yahoo News - 2017-11-27
The heart of Frederic Chopin, among the world's most cherished musical virtuosos, may finally have given up the cause of his untimely death. The prolific 19th-century Polish-French pianist and composer died at the age of 39, of what had long been believed ...

ABS-CBN adding 2 new sound stages next year
Philstar - 2017-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN Corp. expects its two sound stages to be operational before the end of next year, a move that would allow the firm to generate about 10 to 15 percent savings in production costs. ABS-CBN chief financial officer Aldrin ...

SEC clears Puregold takeoverof Budgetlane grocery chain
Philstar - 2017-11-27
Cosco Capital reported a higher nine-month income of P5.4 billion from a year ago, driven by the liquefied petroleum gas and grocery businesses Puregold Price Club Inc. and S&R Membership Shopping Club, contributed 58 percent of total profit, followed by ...

Philippine firms mostly clueless on inclusive business
Philstar - 2017-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Majority of local companies are unaware and do not engage in inclusive business, citing government bureaucracy and existing regulatory environment as main constraints, a joint study by the Board of Investments (BOI) and the United ...

PPA signs agreement with employees union
Philstar - 2017-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has signed a three-year collective negotiation agreement (CNA) with its employees union to ensure better service to the public. PPA said it recently signed the 6th CNA agreement with its ...

Facebook's suicide prevention AI just got an important upgrade
Mashable - 2017-11-27
Facebook's suicide prevention AI just took an important step forward. The tech, which uses pattern recognition to determine when some may be expressing thoughts of suicide or self harm, is now able to reach people before a friend alerts anyone that they ...

House gearing up for 'most explosive' impeachment hearing yet
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-27
Metro Manila (CNN Phillippines, November 28) -- The House Justice Committee is bracing itself for what it says will be its "most explosive" impeachment hearing yet, with Associate Justice Teresita de Castro authorized to attend Wednesday. Committee Chair ...

New Canadian recommendations to prevent contracting HIV
New York Daily News - 2017-11-27
New medication guidelines in Canada recommend that people at high risk of contracting HIV take new drugs both before and after virus exposure. The new strategy, published Monday in CMAJ, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, recommends the combination ...

EU patent fee guidelines to favor Qualcomm, Ericsson, others: sources
Reuters - 2017-11-27
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are set to unveil patent fee guidelines which favor Qualcomm (QCOM.O), Ericsson (ERICb.ST) and other patent holders despite intense lobbying by Apple (AAPL.O), German carmakers and other users, people familiar with the ...

New research details impacts of youth football on the brain
United Press International - 2017-11-27
Nov. 27 (UPI) --Just a single season on the gridiron is enough to trigger measurable changes in the brains of some school-age football players. After a year of playing football, researchers found student athletes with a history of concussion and high ...

Ten years after retirement, Gokongwei says JGS businesses continue to flourish
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-27
"I have to say though that the timing is impeccable. The mark of a good manager, as they say, is to make oneself dispensable, and I believe that 10 years hence, the business has prospered under their capable leadership, coupled by a bench of professional ...

DLSU seeks to play better to keep title retention hopes alive
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-27
Just the same, Melecio said all is not lost for them and they just have to take care of business in Game Two and take it from there. "Better to lose now early so as to be able to make the adjustments moving forward," said Melecio, adding that he hopes ...

Davao businesses urged to gear up for rapid growth
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-27
DCCCII President Ronald C. Go, in a statement, said business with a longstanding stake in the city, should look at how they can grow given the upbeat economic mood for the Davao Region. "We need to seize the opportunities as even outsiders have come to ...

Is Competition Policy Relevant to Small Business?
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-27
The lack of market competition hurts most businesses and all consumers. It limits access to goods and services, keeps prices up and quality low, discourages innovation, and stifles business opportunities. Two years ago, the Philippines passed its first ...

Husband-and-wife concert illustrates difference between singers and entertainers
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-27
TO LAST in show business for a combined five decades and counting, stage performers and real-life couple Jessa Zaragoza and Dingdong Avanzado said they have learned to be original and relevant. Dubbed the "Phenomenal Diva" and the artist behind the ico ...

Banana industry warns regulation of grower contracts could affect employment
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-27
The TUCP said that while the government must step in to protect vulnerable sectors, it "also insists that the government must also be equally effective in performing its function as a provider of a stable business and investment environment."

The bad and the good
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-27
In school when they say "this guy ... founding member of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) and its first Executive Director. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he taught accounting in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for ...

Tobacco company-funded ads spotlight disease, deaths caused by smoking
United Press International - 2017-11-27
Nov. 27 (UPI) --Tobacco companies are forced to admit the dangers smoking as part of new ad campaign ordered by the U.S. Federal Court. The companies, including Altria, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard and Philip Morris USA, will pay for anti-smoking ...

PNP: NBI, immigration personnel may be involved in kidnappings of Korean nationals
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said personnel from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) may be involved in the kidnapping of Korean nationals in Angeles City.

VMware appoints new Brazil head
ZDNet - 2017-11-27
Virtualization and cloud services company VMware has appointed a new president for its Brazil operations. The company has found an internal option to replace Fabio Costa, who left the company in October to become a commercial vice president at Microsoft ...

MILF to lead gathering to show support for BBL
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-27
Maguindanao (CNN Philippines, November 27) -- An exodus of sorts is happening in the relatively quiet town of Sultan Kudarat as thousands are converging in Maguindanao to drum up support for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). The Moro Islamic ...

Union Bank upsizes offshore notes issue by $100M
Inquirer - 2017-11-27
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has raised an additional $100 million from the offshore issuance of five-year senior notes, riding on strong investor appetite for its medium-term note (MTN) program. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock ...

No ZIP codes, cash on delivery: So can Middle East online shopping ever take off?
ZDNet - 2017-11-27
Video: These driverless pod vehicles are set to begin testing in Dubai E-commerce has yet to flourish in the Middle East, but the acquisition of the Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com by Amazon earlier this year, and the launch of Noon, a new portal for ...

12th organic festival posts P1.6M in sales
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-11-27
and NGOs from different local government units. Items sold during the festival included fresh organic vegetables, grains, fruits, juices, honey, native delicacies, plants, farm machinery as well as dried fish and dairy products. The festival was a ...

After two-decade hiatus, repos return to PH financial system
Inquirer - 2017-11-27
once the so-called "repo" market for government securities is firmly established. Speaking to reporters on Monday, BSP Gov. Nestor Espenilla Jr. said the reintroduction of repurchase agreements in the local market would pave the way for other ...

10 senators OK Escudero proposal to double tax rates on mining firms
Inquirer - 2017-11-27
We will just collect an additional P2 billion," Recto said. But Recto withdrew his proposal after Senator Sonny Angara, who is defending the tax reform measure as chairman of the Senate committee on ways and means, asked that the panel be given time to ...

Beijing evicts Chinese domestic migrants in droves, prompting outcry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-27
How could they treat us like this?" Workers interviewed by the AP say whole families have been evicted, often with little notice, leaving them scrambling to transport their belongings in the freezing weather. Many have had to pile their furniture ...

Investors train sight on tech stocks
Inquirer - 2017-11-27
Going forward, the market value of the business is likely to increase further and faster than the growth of its retained earnings." Meanwhile, the company will issue $60M non-voting preferred B-2 shares to fund research and development, raise capital ...

Army holds youth summit vs 'communist fronts' in Ilocos Sur
Philstar - 2017-11-27
Membership in or support of a national democratic activist organization does not mean membership in the Communist Party of the Philippines or the New People's Army. READ: Why Duterte's 'red-baiting' of activists is dangerous

Pagasa: ITCZ to bring cloudy skies, rains over Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-27
An intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) would bring overcast skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Mindanao, the weather bureau said in its forecast on Monday. Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, and Quezon would experience cloudy skies with ...

The Global Hunger Index: Where is the Philippines?
Inquirer - 2017-11-26
Child Mortality: The Philippines trailed Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. Among the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for Vision 2030, Goals No. 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 3 (Health and Well Being) rank very high, just after Goal 1 (No ...

MVP Group eyes QualiMed
Inquirer - 2017-11-26
Since investing in Makati Medical Center a decade ago ... 2014 with the opening of the QualiMed Clinic in TriNoma Mall in Quezon City, followed by the opening of QualiMed Surgery Center in Fairview Terraces also in Quezon City and the opening of 104 ...

Tourist held for bar brawl
Philstar - 2017-11-26
MANILA, Philippines -- An Argentinian tourist was arrested after he reportedly attacked two employees of an entertainment bar on Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan yesterday. Agustin Eliseo Grande, who was reportedly drunk, was taken to the police station ...

The FBI failed to notify officials they were being targeted by Russian hackers allied with the Kremlin
Business Insider - 2017-11-26
Russian hackers tried to breach the personal Gmail accounts of scores of US officials. The hackers were aligned with Fancy Bear, a Russian cyberespionage group allied with the Kremlin. Fancy Bear was responsible for waging a hacking campaign in 2015 and ...

Detox Bar ties up with Toniq Juice Bar to distribute health food, drinks
Philstar - 2017-11-26
CEBU, Philippines -- The Detox Bar teams up with TONIQ Juice Bar to strengthen its growing distribution of Health Drinks, Cold-pressed Juices, Vegan Smoothies and whole foods. Driven by common objective and business culture, The Detox Bar and TONIQ Juice ...

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