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Public utility firms urged to use computerized accounting systems
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Public utility companies are invited to a seminar on "BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance for Public Utility Companies" to help those having difficulty setting up, getting accreditation and running a successful ...

DOE sets new diesel standards
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued new standards for automotive diesel oil to further improve fuel quality and lessen its impact on the environment. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said ensuring fuel quality is equally important ...

Coinlancer to set up operations in Philippines
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Coinlancer, a cryptocurrency expected to benefit freelancers, is planning to set up shop in the Philippines. Coinlancer advisor Sai Teja said they will put up an office in the Philippines once many Filipino users embrace this new ...

PopCom worried over rising population of the elderly
Philstar - 2017-11-18
"Our young population continues to grow and now, we are on the verge of an ageing population. We are facing twin burdens on our health and social services," he said in an interview on the sidelines of the 2nd National Family Planning Conference held ...

DOE forms team to probe oil price hikes
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has assembled a task force to investigate the successive oil price hikes implemented by petroleum companies in the past five weeks. He said the Department of Energy-Department of Justice (DOE-DOJ) Task ...

Mfg sector contributing more to GDP
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine manufacturing sector continued to grow in the third quarter, expanding by 9.4 percent and inching closer to its gross domestic product (GDP) contribution target. In a statement, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the ...

Indian businessmen back tax reform plan
Philstar - 2017-11-18
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Immunization program in Lapu-Lapu City suspended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-18
CEBU CITY--Health authorities have suspended an immunization drive in a village in Lapu-Lapu City following the deaths of two infants days after they were given shots at Barangay Pajac health center. The Lapu-Lapu City government, through the city legal ...

Andanar: PCOO creating 'Duterte Media Fund' to help journalists
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) -- The Palace said on Saturday the Duterte administration will allocate funds to support workers of the media industry. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar revealed in a ...

AFP to probe allegations of torture by gov't forces in Marawi
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed to investigate human rights violations allegedly committed by government troops. "We will investigate and discipline those found guilty of violating policies ...

Discoveries may help treat Gulf War illness, chronic fatigue syndrome
United Press International - 2017-11-18
SATURDAY, Nov. 18, 2017 -- The diagnosis and treatment of two conditions -- chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness -- could improve thanks to the discovery of distinct brain chemistry signatures in people with these disorders, researchers say.

U.S. Pentagon Data Leak: Information Was Accessible Through Amazon Server
ibtimes.com - 2017-11-18
Information collected by the United States Department of Defense, including two Pentagon unified combatant commands, was left exposed online for anyone to access, according to security researcher Chris Vickery. The director of cyber risk research at ...

Vibrant spot for investors
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
This was despite the marginal dip in rent prices in residential projects in central business districts (CBDs). According to Colliers, price increases for condominium units launched in the last five years reached as high as 26 percent. In major submarkets ...

The charm of Los Baños
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
The administration has promised to usher in a golden age of ... next to its headquarters on the UPLB (University of the Philippines Los Baños) campus. This is a $1.8-million investment that is eyed to become a major destination in the Los Baños Science ...

IMF backs gradual cut in bank reserves
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is strongly supporting the gradual lowering of the level of deposits banks are required to maintain with the central bank to single digit, in tandem with capital market reforms. IMF resident ...

Netizens decry Marcos' burial at Libingan a year after
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) -- Today marks exactly a year since former President Ferdinand Marcos was buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in an unexpected ceremony. His burial sparked massive protests, with critics slamming his ...

MRT-3 private owner wants to take over maintenance
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- After consecutive technical glitches, the private owner of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) tells the government it can take care of the poorly maintained trains. The Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC ...

Duterte pal continues expansion, buys 177-ha Clark property
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
These include Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. and FamilyMart, Other recent acquisitions include Enderun and The Emerald Resort Hotel and Casino, which is being built in Cebu. "Through this strategic acquisition ...

Vibrant spot for investors
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
Fears of an oversupply have persisted in key cities in the region, given record completions of new projects. But is the threat real in the Philippine setting? Should local developers worry of a possible oversupply, say in the residential property market?

Over 5,000 villagers displaced after clashes between military, BIFF in central Mindanao
Philstar - 2017-11-18
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Some 5,000 villagers in central Mindanao got displaced by the showdown since last week between state forces and two of the three factions in the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. All three groups in the BIFF uses the ...

PLDT: Submarine cable plans linking PH to world underway
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
Industry giant PLDT Inc. outlined steps it was taking to expand its international cable network, which would have a total capacity of 8 terabits per second (tbps) in two years, given exploding demand for internet services around the country. PLDT said in a ...

Mocha Uson, Harry Roque to run for Senate in 2019 - House Speaker
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque are joining the 2019 senatorial race. Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman, Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles ...

Military eyes lifting of martial law in Mindanao by year's end
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) - The military eyes the lifting of martial law in Mindanao before the year is up, an official said Friday. "We're working towards that," said Major General Restituto Padilla, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of ...

Resonance and authenticity
Philstar - 2017-11-18
BUSINESS MATTERS (BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE) By Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 18, 2017 - 12:00am It is a labor of love. Project Ripple has pulled off its first conference entitled: "Live Full. Die Empty." The conference that ...

PH sells P30-B retail bonds as bonus season peaks
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
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Greece in mourning: 16 killed after deadly flood
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-18
It took rescue crews over a day to reach his home. The poor weather is set to continue until the weekend, raising concerns for hundreds of people with waterlogged homes. Late on Thursday, the capital was lashed by another thunderstorm and firefighters in ...

Udenna acquires 177-hectare Clark property
Philstar - 2017-11-17
CGCC completed the acquisition last Nov. 14, with Bank of China, BDO and PNB as its financial partners. Uy is a Davao-based tycoon who is a known ally and campaign donor of President Duterte. Since last year, Uy has been on an aggressive buying spree.

Many hospice workers lack their own end-of-life directives
United Press International - 2017-11-17
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- They deal with death and dying every day, but many hospice care workers haven't outlined their own end-of-life wishes for medical care, researchers say. For the study, investigators analyzed survey responses from about 900 hospice ...

A bear treat for Christmas
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Now gracing the skyline of this business district in Taguig is a 50-foot tall, 70-foot wide Christmas bear sporting a Santa hat--an installation on the rooftop of the Alliance Global Tower that is reportedly the largest of its kind. It is said to be even ...

RWM: Gateway to leisure
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
This P1.5 billion project, which was completed earlier this year, was financed by Alliance Global Group Inc., one of the largest conglomerates that has interests in the tourism and gaming sector, food and beverage industry, real estate, and quick service ...

Christmas magic in the East
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
The stage is set for the most spectacular show on the eastern part of Metro Manila. Sta. Lucia Mall once again dazzles the city with lights and sounds, as its Building 3 is set to transform into a magical setting filled with wondrous adventures. Christmas ...

PSEi gains 1.27%, closes at above 8,311
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
It was followed by BDO Unibank Inc., up 0.07 percent to P146.20, Ayala Land Inc., up 2.89 percent to P42.75, Puregold Price Club Inc., down 3.33 percent to P47.85, and Ayala Corp., up 1.3 percent to P1,013 per share. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get ...

To fund expansion, Cirtek to raise $60M
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Listed technology company Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said it would raise up to $60 million selling preferred shares. The offer period started on Thursday and would run until Nov. 29, the company said. "Proceeds of the sale will be used primarily ...

MRC Allied, China firm eye LNG projects
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
MRC Allied Inc. said it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Energy Engineering Corp. Ltd. (CEEC) on possible liquefied natural gas projects in the Philippines. The MOU confirmed that both parties had interest in exploring the ...

To fund expansion, Cirtek to raise $60M
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Listed technology company Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said it would raise up to $60 million selling preferred shares. The offer period started on Thursday and would run until Nov. 29, the company said. "Proceeds of the sale will be used primarily ...

The U.S. government is using Thanksgiving to hide its plans to destroy net neutrality
Mashable - 2017-11-17
There's a simple art to releasing bad news -- do it when the fewest people are looking. That's the game plan the U.S. government's media regulator is reportedly following to release its plan to destroy net neutrality rules. The Federal Communications ...

TIMELINE: Canada garbage shipped to the Philippines
Rappler - 2017-11-17
The contents of at least 26 containers vans are dumped at a landfill in Capas, Tarlac, between June and July 2015 despite protests from environmental groups. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR ...

A forgotten Stitch Fix cofounder likely walked away empty-handed after the startup's $1.6 billion IPO
Business Insider - 2017-11-17
Stitch Fix CEO and cofounder Katrina Lake. Katrina Lake/Facebook Stitch Fix's CEO and cofounder, Katrina Lake, has shares worth more than $250 million following the company's IPO. However, Stitch Fix has another cofounder who has been scrubbed from its ...

The startup VidMob says it can quickly make ads for Snapchat -- and it's raising money to ramp up its expansion
Business Insider - 2017-11-17
VidMob - a Task Rabbit for video ads and content - has raised $7.5 million in new funding. The company helps marketers crank out lots of ads for Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram, often by using existing TV ads. The firm promises it can make these ads ...

Delhi Half Marathon To Be Run Despite Deadly Air Pollution In India
Yahoo News - 2017-11-17
The Delhi High Court has ruled that the Delhi Half Marathon will go on as scheduled for Nov. 19 despite the Indian capital being covered in thick brown smog due to toxic air pollution. Race organizers plan to have two medical camps, 100 nurses, 75 doctors ...

The Leonid meteor shower is peaking -- here's the best time to look for shooting stars
Business Insider - 2017-11-17
Stargazers in Amman prepare to watch the Leonid meteor shower. Ali Jarekji/Reuters The Leonid meteor shower occurs each year around mid-November and produces fast, bright shooting stars. This year, the astronomical event peaks on Friday and Saturday.

Technology must be welcomed, not feared
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
"Planet of the Apes," "28 Days Later," "Mad Max"--what do these movies have in common? A very negative view of technology, one that particularly looks at how it can destroy people, said Craig Baty, Fujitsu Australia vice president for global ...

Inmate who got out and joined Maute back behind bars
Philstar - 2017-11-17
LANAO DEL SUR -- Authorities arrested one of the inmates from Lanao del Sur provincial jail that Maute terrorists set free during the siege of Marawi City on May 23. Arno Bationg, detained two years before for various criminal offenses, was cornered in ...

Fish fillet dish downs 60 in sports meet
Philstar - 2017-11-17
ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- At least 58 students and two coaches were hospitalized in Lambunao, Iloilo after eating a fish fillet dish served for dinner during the third congressional district sports association meet on Thursday. Chief Inspector Jogen ...

Boy, 14, hangs self
Philstar - 2017-11-17
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Philippines -- A Grade 8 student reportedly committed suicide in Sitio Alupapan, Barangay Pugol, Lamut, Ifugao on Thursday afternoon. Rocky Domingo, 14, was found by his grandmother hanging from a mango tree with a nylon cord looped ...

Ex-Pampanga councilor shot dead
Philstar - 2017-11-17
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines -- A former municipal councilor of Pampanga was gunned down on Thursday. Emilito Yambao, 56, was about to leave his house in Purok Maligaya, Barangay San Concepcion, San Simon when motorcycle-riding men wearing masks ...

Ormoc declared drug-free
Philstar - 2017-11-17
ORMOC CITY, Philippines -- This city, which used to be called the drug capital of Eastern Visayas, has been declared as the first drug-free city in the region. Cleveland Villamor, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) officer, made the announcement as ...

10 dead in road mishaps
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Six persons died in separate road accidents in Pangasinan early yesterday and four others in Isabela and Ifugao on Thursday. Michael Angelo Manaoat, Kevin de Guzman and two others who have yet to be identified were in a Honda City ...

Batangas town mayor dismissed
Philstar - 2017-11-17
BATANGAS, Philippines -- The mayor of Malvar town in Batangas has been dismissed in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of a lot. Cristeta Reyes was found guilty of grave misconduct, the Office of the Ombudsman said in a resolution ...

Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn
New York Times - 2017-11-17
While trying to avoid alarmism, global health agencies are steadily ratcheting up concern about bird flu in Asia. Bird viruses that can infect humans -- particularly those of the H7N9 strain -- continue to spread to new cities there. Since October 2016 ...

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