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BOC, BIR ordered to step up drive against big-time smugglers
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
Specifically, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ordered Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña and Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay to "focus on rice, fuel, steel, cigarettes and food and agricultural products such as chicken ...

GoPro Names Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts to Board
Bloomberg - 2017-10-30
Welts also serves as chief operating officer of the National Basketball Association champion team based in Oakland, California. He has been in operational roles for the NBA and several of its professional basketball teams for more than 40 years, GoPro said ...

Trends celebrates 25th anniversary, unveils new corporate identity
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
Trends celebrated its 25th anniversary in a series of thanksgiving activities that highlight the journey from its humble beginnings to becoming the countrys leading local Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions and services provider.

Military to revisit war doctrine after Marawi experience
Philstar - 2017-10-30
ZAMBOANGA -- The armed forces is set to upgrade is war fighting doctrine after having gained experience from the brutal, months-long battle with militant extremists in the recently "liberated" city of Marawi. Newly installed chief of staff Lt. Gen Rey ...

Enabling 'DIY' digital transformation at AT&T
ZDNet - 2017-10-30
Steve Stine was named AT&T's new chief data officer in August 2017. After more than 38 years at AT&T, Steve Stine this past August was appointed chief data officer. He's taking the lead of the newly-created Chief Data Office, where he'll oversee a 500 ...

Promising developments
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-30
Likewise, the GVAs of renting and other business activities and ownership of dwellings rose to P501.2 billion and P252.9 billion, respectively. All told, real estate, renting and other business activities or RERBA had a combined GVA of P992.8 billion in ...

Microsoft commercial cloud, Azure vs. Amazon Web Services is nice storyline, but misguided comparison
ZDNet - 2017-10-30
One storyline following earnings from Microsoft and Amazon revolved around pitting Azure vs. Amazon Web Services, but the comparison falls apart based on product portfolio. Why? First, Microsoft's commercial cloud and AWS are apples and oranges. Second ...

Real estate hotspots outside Metro Manila
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-30
In addition to being the hub of Philippine culture and commerce, the metropolis, particularly in the business districts of Makati and Bonifacio Global City, has given rise to some of the most remarkable buildings and landmarks in the country. Yet for all ...

Asian Shares Mixed Ahead Of Central Bank Meetings
Nasdaq - 2017-10-30
The Nikkei average rose 104.29 points or 0.47 percent to ... Tegel Group Holdings shares surged as much as 36.6 percent after the company received a takeover offer from Philippines broiler complex operator Bounty Fresh Food Inc'sNew Zealand unit.

Google CEO makes fixing hamburger emoji his top priority
The Verge - 2017-10-30
Take a good hard look at the position of the ingredients in the emoji above. Apple's ordering of the lettuce, presumably a variant of iceberg sourced from an Italian quarry, is understandable as a mechanism for preventing the lower bun from getting soggy.

Brunei aims to bring in more tourist dollars
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
Scenes of divers plunging into the sea to examine the wreckage of historic sunken ships and images of families riding on a flying fox over lush rainforest feature prominently in new Brunei tourism videos to lure more international visitors, as the ...

ADB OKs $100-M loan to help speed up PH infra rollout
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
Better infrastructure will lower the cost of doing business, shorten travel times, and usher in more economic opportunities in remote areas. It will also make it easier for people to access education, healthcare, and other social services," Bolt said in ...

Women rescued by US Navy defend their account of ordeal at sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-30
Localized squalls are known to pop up, but a storm lasting three days would have been visible on satellite and would have elicited mass warnings to the public to brace for the weather. "We got into a Force 11 storm, and it lasted for two nights and three ...

Manila-Tuguegarao flights cancelled
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-30
Two domestic flights between Manila and Tuguegarao City were cancelled Monday due to bad weather. Cebu Pacific 5J 506 Manila-Tuguegarao Cebu Pacific 5J 507 Tuguegarao-Manila According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

China could ban red-hot video game over blood and violence
CNN Money - 2017-10-30
Has one of the internet's hottest video games run out of lives in China? Chinese regulators have described PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which has attracted 13 million global players since its debut in March, as being too "bloody and violent." The game ...

MMDA lifts number coding for Undas
Philstar - 2017-10-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metro Manila Development Authority on Monday announced that the number coding scheme will be lifted on October 31, Tuesday, and November 1, Wednesday. The traffic authority said the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program ...

The Switch is powering Nintendo toward a $1 billion profit
CNN Money - 2017-10-30
Things haven't been this good at Nintendo for a long time. The Japanese video game maker ramped up its sales and profit forecasts on Monday as consumers race to buy its latest console, the Switch. Nintendo (NTDOF) said it now expects operating profit for ...

ACCC suggests Budget funding for non-commercial NBN services
ZDNet - 2017-10-30
The Federal Budget should fund the non-commercial satellite and fixed-wireless National Broadband Network (NBN) services in an attempt to recover the costs of delivering broadband to uneconomic areas, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ...

Transport terminals, cemeteries gear up for 'undas'
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) -- The management of the biggest cemetery in Metro Manila is ready for the expected increase in visitors in the coming days. People are expected to start coming in the 54-hectare Manila North Cemetery on Monday ...

Inclusive businesses increase health care access in low-income communities
Yahoo Finance - 2017-10-30
MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Inclusive businesses (IB) in the health sector, promoted by the Philippine Board of Investments, are helping the ASEAN pursue its health agenda, which prioritizes universal access to quality health care ...

Cloudy with scattered rain on Monday - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-30
A low pressure area (LPA) embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will dampen Palawan and Mindanao, the weather bureau said Monday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA was ...

Zambo provinces support extended martial law
Philstar - 2017-10-30
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Zamboanga peninsula Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) will continue to support martial law in Mindanao even though the crisis in Marawi has ended, an official said yesterday. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar ...

Jack Ma inspires PH entrepreneurs
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
From starting his business with $2,000 in borrowed capital, Chinese tycoon Jack Ma has transformed his Alibaba Group into a one-stop sourcing platform bringing products in over 40 different major categories such as consumer electronics, machinery and apparel.

Ayala extends helping hand to farmers
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
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BSP sets new deadline to swap old peso bills
Inquirer - 2017-10-29
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has reset to Dec. 29 this year the deadline to exchange old peso bills belonging to the New Design Series (NDS), which lost their monetary value in July. "In response to numerous requests from the general public to ...

Cebu Pacific puts dreams of being a pilot within reach
Inquirer - 2017-10-29
Being a pilot is a high-risk investment, says low-cost airline Cebu Pacific (CEB), with training fees amounting ... The program is open to all Filipinos who are college graduates, are proficient in English and hold passports valid for at least two years ...

To get ahead, mastery of new ABCs a must
Inquirer - 2017-10-29
Are you actively seeking employment? If you are, then make sure you know your ABCs--meaning artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing--as employers are now hiring more people with these digital skills. According to the report "The Digital ...

Comparing Thai Agri bank and Land Bank
Inquirer - 2017-10-29
The Bank of Agriculture and Agriculture Cooperative (BAAC) lent to at least 35 specific agri-aqua industries, with lending of P1 billion or more to 15 crops, five livestock and poultry, and three for aquaculture and fishing. Of the 23 products, 13 are ...

The terror of death
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-29
Yet, we mark this day with great festiveness, as if to mock the fate that awaits all of us. In recent years, local governments have had to prohibit bringing karaoke sets, liquor, gambling paraphernalia, and bladed instruments inside cemeteries in order to ...

Araneta to develop 140-ha. Caloocan business district
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-10-29
Araneta Properties Inc., the listed company of businessman Gregorio Araneta, plans to develop a 140-hectare property in Caloocan City into a central business district, a top executive said over the weekend. Araneta Properties chairman Gregorio Araneta III ...

In the Know: October is National Health and Tourism Month
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-29
National Health and Tourism Month is observed every October by virtue of Proclamation No. 1280 signed on April 24, 2007, by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. According to the proclamation, it is important to instill greater awareness of the ...

DOE issuing new policy on off-grid renewable use
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is working on a new policy that will spur the development and use of renewable energy (RE) sources in off-grid areas. The National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) is conducting a series of public ...

Meralco program keeps Mr Freeze business hot
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- With the right strategy, entrepreneurs can fasttrack the growth of their businesses. For Mr. Freeze chief executive Gerry Santos, this means engaging existing networks and suppliers, and getting smart with resources with Meralco ...

Mark Zuckerberg is back in China as Facebook eyes opportunity to finally enter the country
Business Insider - 2017-10-29
Zuckerberg meets with students from the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing on Saturday. Facebook The Facebook CEO posted a photo of him visiting with Chinese students at the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing on ...

Nobel Prize Winning Technique Discovers Reason Behind Battery Fires
Forbes - 2017-10-29
A technique known as cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been used by scientists at Stanford University to capture the first atomic-level images of growths in batteries, which have been one of the largest ...

Fire breaks out in Manila
philstar.com - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A fire of unknown origin struck a lamination factory in Sta. Ana, Manila yesterday morning. The Manila Fire Department said no one was injured in the incident. Arson probers said the fire broke out at the factory along New Panaderos ...

How Do You Stop Bullying? Advertisers Try to Help
New York Times - 2017-10-29
Back when most of the United States got online via dial-up modem, Monica S. Lewinsky learned how the anonymity of the internet can prompt people to be crude and cruel in a way they never would be in real life. Now she is trying to help others who find ...

Meralco moving toward cleaner technology
Philstar - 2017-10-29
The firm also teamed up with Semirara Mining and Power Corp. to develop a 2x350-MW pulverized coal-fired power plant in Calaca, Batangas under St. Raphael Power Generation Corp. While these are coal plants, Singson said MGen is focusing on supercritical ...

Same old story
Philstar - 2017-10-29
Nothing new there too. An official of Philippine Airlines talked about their proposal to decongest NAIA T2 by building additional terminal space. I was the first to break that news early this year. No new development there also. Question and answer portion ...

Stock market to remain weak
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market will likely continue trading at the 8,200 to 8,500 range as investors wait for third quarter corporate earnings results, analysts said. Chris Mangun, head of research of Eagle Equities, said the benchmark index ...

DOF eyes Samurai bond issuance in 2018
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is planning to issue Samurai-bonds or yen-denominated securities in 2018, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over the weekend. In an interview, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the DOF and the Bureau of the ...

Phl peso - a paradigm shift
Philstar - 2017-10-29
PHILEQUITY CORNER By Wilson Sy (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 30, 2017 - 12:00am Last week, the Philippine peso hit an 11-year low, touching 51.89/$ before ending the week at 51.76. In the past week alone, the peso depreciated by 1.1 percent ...

US apparel, footwear firms show renewed interest in Phl
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Apparel and footwear firms from the US are showing renewed interest in the Philippines following the expansion of the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) coverage and a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between both ...

BSP tightens liquidity risk management guidelines
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has further tightened the guidelines on liquidity risk management to make sure banks and financial institutions function smoothly not only during normal times, but also under stress. BSP ...

Oishi, Zest-O strengthen global presence
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Homegrown brands Oishi and Zest-O continue to strengthen their international footprint with billions worth of investments abroad. Top officials of Liwayway Marketing Corp. and Zest-O Corp., two privately held companies, told The ...

Ban on Brazil meat imports to be lifted next month
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is expected to lift the ban on meat imports from Brazil next month after inspections in the Latin American country yielded favorable results. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the DA team that went to Brazil ...

8 kidnap, rob suspects slain in Cavite, Pangasinan
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Four suspected kidnappers, including a police officer, and four robbery suspects were killed in alleged shootouts with lawmen in Cavite and Pangasinan, respectively, yesterday. The alleged leader of the kidnapping syndicate, Police ...

3 bettors share P98-M lotto pot
Philstar - 2017-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Three bettors won the jackpot in the P6/55 Grand Lotto draw on Saturday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced yesterday. The still unidentified winners picked the six-digit winning combination 19-16-23-09-06-11 ...

Ecija troopers return home from Marawi
Philstar - 2017-10-29
FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY , Philippines -- At least 79 Army troopers who served as rear defenders in the Marawi battle were welcomed by their superiors and colleagues at this camp in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on Friday night. The troopers, belonging to ...

OFW slain in gun attack
Philstar - 2017-10-29
TUGUEGARAO , Philippines -- A vacationing overseas Filipino worker was shot dead by an unidentified assailant in Vigan, Ilocos Sur shortly before dawn yesterday. Edgar Alibin, 51, was on a motorcycle when he was killed at around 3 a.m. in Barangay ...

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