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Learn best practices in Customer Service Management
Inquirer - 2017-09-19
Challenged with rising customer acquisition costs, building relationship with customers is imperative in business. Companies need to continually innovate and assume a proactive role in developing meaningful and relevant customer retention program.

Duterte to meet with rescued Catholic priest; says Sept. 21 to be a 'day of protest'
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-19
Speaking with media Monday, the President said he would see Fr. Chito Suganob, a priest taken captive by the Maute in Marawi City in May. Duterte did not mention when the meeting would take place and said he doesn't want to talk to Suganob about the war ...

Bill requiring child restraint in vehicles hurdles House panel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-19
Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, another author, said United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) pushed for the use of child restraint, which the Philippines has yet to legislate. Sarmiento cited data from the Philippine National Police ...

Learn the art and skills of Salesmanship
Inquirer - 2017-09-19
Salesmanship Seminar is designed for Sales Managers, Customer Service Representatives and Agents, Customer Care Personnel, Business Development Managers, Product Managers, Brand Managers, Marketing Managers, Fund Raisers, Account Managers, Account Officers ...

PSALM eyes sale of real estate assets
Philstar - 2017-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) is eyeing to rationalize its real estate assets to bring down its financial obligations while waiting for the go-ahead on the sale of government-owned power plants.

PDIC: Deposits in banks up to record P11T in 1st half of 2017
Inquirer - 2017-09-19
The total deposit liabilities of the banking system further increased to a record P11 trillion in the first half, the latest data of state-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) showed. The end-June deposits across commercial, thrift and rural banks ...

Anti-hazing law author on death of UST student: Justice system must operate
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- The author of the country's anti-hazing law says the death of a law student from alleged fraternity hazing rites means "many of our young people still do not conform with the law." Former Senator Joey Lina ...

Duterte to limit powers in hiring consultants
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte warns cabinet members and other government appointees against engaging in corruption by hiring consultants with exorbitant fees. Duterte cited irregularities within the Sugar ...

Mabilog to be indicted for graft
Philstar - 2017-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft charges against Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog over a towing services agreement the city government entered into with a firm he allegedly owned. In a resolution ...

Cop drowns at dive event
Philstar - 2017-09-18
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines --A policeman drowned at a dive site in Tingloy, Batangas on Sunday afternoon. Senior Police Officer 1 Clark Aristotle Reyes of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-National Capital Region Police Office was ...

Microgrids, solar pushed to bring electricity to rural areas
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is readying a policy to push microgrid and solar home systems among power cooperatives amid efforts to fast-track electrification in far-flung villages across the country. NEA Administrator Edgardo ...

Hyundai sales in Aug up 17%
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country, sold 17 percent more cars in August from the same month last year. HARI sold 3,273 units in August, up 17 percent from 2,798 units in August 2016. This brings ...

PSEi hits all-time high in upbeat trading
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
SM Prime, BDO, Metrobank and Jollibee also firmed up. On the other hand, DMCI fell by 2.91 percent while URC and ICTSI both declined by over 1 percent. Semirara, Security Bank and AEV also slipped. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine ...

Foreign investment pledges down
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
The PSA data consisted of approvals made by the following IPAs: Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan, Board of Investments, BOI-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, Clark Development Corp., Philippine Economic Zone ...

US healthcare provider to expand PH operations
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
US healthcare solutions provider Shearwater Health is expanding its operations in the Philippines by investing $7 million to set up shop in Iloilo City next year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said yesterday. The agency said that Trade ...

Romanian PM visits city at heart of storm that left 8 dead
Philstar - 2017-09-18
Tudose's trip to Timisoara came amid criticism that Romanian authorities failed to warn residents to prepare for potentially dangerous weather. Most of those who died were hit by falling trees or flying objects. Timisoara Mayor Nicolae Robu said he learned ...

As America becomes more polarized, private companies are getting pushed into the political spotlight
Business Insider - 2017-09-18
It's not just about Trump. Elijah Nouvelage / Stringer / Getty Images o US consumers are calling on private businesses to take a political stance. oDavid Mayer, a management professor at the University of Michigan, says this could be a good thing.

ESPN Pushes College Channels on Altice in New Fee Talks
Bloomberg - 2017-09-18
ESPN is pushing cable operator Altice USA Inc. to carry two of its college sports channels and make its flagship network more widely available as part of negotiations to renew a contract expiring at the end of the month, according to a person familiar with ...

The business of tourism
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-18
This was the theme of the recent Tourism Forum hosted by the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) at the SMX Convention Center, with Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo delivering the Keynote Address. It was an opportunity for me to link up with ...

Blavity acquires Travel Noire, a travel and discovery platform for black millennials
TechCrunch - 2017-09-18
Blavity, the media and events startup focused on black millennials and black culture, has acquired travel startup Travel Noire for an undisclosed amount. Travel Noire, which offers up traveling tips and guidance for black millennials, reaches over 2 ...

Intel, Waymo partner to work on fully autonomous cars
ZDNet - 2017-09-18
Intel on Monday revealed it is working with Waymo, the Alphabet-owned self-driving car company, to help its vehicles reach level 4 and 5 autonomy. Level 5 autonomy represents full autonomy, with no driver needed. As defined by SAE International, it means ...

As Federal Government Cuts Obamacare Ads, Private Insurer Steps Up
NPR News - 2017-09-18
Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act insurance doesn't start for another six weeks. But the quirky insurance startup Oscar Health is launching an ad campaign Monday aimed at getting young people to enroll. The company is boosting its ad spending after ...

Groundbreaking held for $50M research park at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago
Chicago Tribune - 2017-09-18
Ground has been broken on a new innovation and research park on Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science's North Chicago campus, a university spokeswoman said. The research park will provide state-of-the-art labs and incubator space for ...

Dude crashes his parachute in a packed stadium of football fans
Mashable - 2017-09-18
A display of human skill and courage went awry on Saturday during a college football match when a Navy parachuter missed the field and crashed right into the side of the stands. Wisconsin was facing off against BYU in Provo, Utah, but a little pregame ...

Sta Lucia allots P15 B for new projects
Philstar - 2017-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Sta. Lucia Land Inc. (SLI) will pour in P15 billion in capital expenditures in the next three to five years to develop over 600 hectares of land. The company said this would help ensure long-term growth. It has acquired over 658 ...

Stocks sustain momentum, mark fresh record territory
Philstar - 2017-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- It was another festive day at the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday as the main composite ... managing director at First Grade Finance Inc. said buying momentum remained strong. "Momentum buying pushed the index to record ...

Nickel Asia steps up Hinatuan mine rehab
Philstar - 2017-09-18
TAGANA-AN, Surigao del Norte, Philippines --Hinatuan Mining Corp., a subsidiary of listed Nickel Asia Corp., is stepping up its mine rehabilitation as 59 hectares of its area are undergoing restoration to ensure environmental sustainability. HMC has so ...

Istorya on UNTV September 23
Philstar - 2017-09-18
She also writes on-air content for weather and entertainment news. Her involvement in modeling led her to pursue a short course in fashion styling at the School of Fashion and the Arts. She has done endorsements for several local and foreign-aired TV ...

HP's Aruba announces 360 Secure Fabric analytics security solution
ZDNet - 2017-09-18
How HPE's new security-at-the-edge solution will empower more IoT innovation Hewlett-Packard's Aruba unit has announced the launch of Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, an enterprise security solution to protect businesses from cloud-borne, mobile, and IoT-based ...

Schools may not be prepared enough for students with food allergies: Study
United Press International - 2017-09-18
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Many students who suffer a severe allergic reaction at school get potentially lifesaving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or other students, not a school nurse, a new study finds. "The findings highlight the importance ...

Slack valued at $5 billion following massive investment
CNN Money - 2017-09-18
Slack has secured significant new investment money that's boosted its valuation to $5.1 billion. The workplace instant-messaging service confirmed Monday it raised $250 million from Japanese firm SoftBank. This is SoftBank's first investment in Slack.

AFP Chief: Rescue of abducted priest in Marawi an intelligence project
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief said the rescue of the abducted Catholic priest in Marawi was an intelligence project by the military. "The rescue of Father (Chito) Soganub is a very ...

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety
NPR News - 2017-09-18
Earlier this year, when Emily Chodos was about 25 weeks into her pregnancy, she woke up one night feeling horrible. "My hands were tremoring, my heart racing, " recalls Chodos, who lives near New Haven, Conn. She couldn't take a deep breath. "I'd never ...

Priest rescued as Philippine troops retake Marawi militant stronghold
Reuters - 2017-09-18
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops rescued a catholic priest held hostage ... Delfin Lorenzana and military chief General Eduardo Ano, appeared to be in good health and high spirits when he was presented to the media in Manila. He expressed his thanks ...

Megawide sees 12-14% profit growth
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
Construction and engineering firm Megawide Construction Corp. expects a recovery in earnings this second semester to bring full-year net profit 12-14 percent higher than the level posted last year. "This will be driven by the increase in construction ...

Top iPhone apps: tbh, Buienalarm, Lazada, and more
Inquirer Technology - 2017-09-18
Brand-oriented shopping with a focus on Southeast Asia and offering deals, vouchers, and promotions in Electronic, Fashion, Home & Living, Health & Beauty and Baby & Toys. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70 ...

SMC drops plastic water bottle business
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. is exiting the plastic bottled water business under the "Purewater" brand as part of an initiative to reduce its environmental footprint and support a more sustainable business model. "The plastic bottled water business ...

Robinsons Land plans more solar farms in malls
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. has unveiled plans to install solar farms on the roofdecks of more of its shopping malls, making it the dominant renewable energy generator among Philippine property developers. RLC is now in the process of installing ...

Pagasa: Cloudy Monday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-18
Parts of the country will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to a trough of a low pressure area (LPA), the state weather bureau said on Monday. The LPA was tracked 930 kilometers east of Alabat, Quezon as of 3a.m ...

Maring leaves 17 dead
Philstar - 2017-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Seventeen persons were reported dead during the onslaught of Tropical Depression Maring in Metro Manila and Luzon last week, disaster management officials said yesterday. Of the figure, five were confirmed by the Department of the ...

Napoles mulls new bail plea after Estrada release
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) - Pork barrel scandal principal suspect Janet Lim Napoles is planning to file a new bail application following the release of former Senator Jinggoy Estrada from detention. Napoles is Estrada's co-accused in ...

Snapchat pulls Al Jazeera channel from its app in Saudi Arabia
CNN Money - 2017-09-18
Saudi Arabia just made it much harder for Snapchat users to view Al Jazeera content. Snap Inc. (SNAP) pulled the prominent news channel's curated content from its Snapchat app in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, saying it was responding to a government request.

Road works turn Ortigas Avenue Extension into another EDSA
Philstar - 2017-09-18
MANLA, Philippines - "Ortigas Avenue Extension makes EDSA look like an expressway," Marlon Castillo said in a Facebook post a little before 6 a.m. on Monday. Traffic had been at a standstill even before 6 a.m., Castillo added in his post. Like Castillo ...

No coordination with barangay, minor as asset among police violations in alleged robbery
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- The failure to produce a search warrant is not the only violation of protocol by police in an alleged robbery caught on camera, the Caloocan Police Chief said Monday. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source ...

50 years of Better Living through locally-made, Japan quality products
Inquirer - 2017-09-18
Brought together by their common belief that business operations should be aimed towards the betterment of society and the development of ... the continually intensifying competition in consumer electronics, PMPC remains a strong industry leader.

Manilans urged: Patronize barangay health centers
Philstar - 2017-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- To reduce overcrowding and long lines at the six city-run hospitals in Manila, Mayor Joseph Estrada urged Manileños yesterday to patronize health centers in their areas. Estrada said health centers are well-equipped and funded by ...

People thought they caught JPMorgan buying bitcoin after Jamie Dimon called it a 'fraud' - but that's not what happened
Business Insider - 2017-09-18
Over the weekend, a tweet, which suggested JPMorgan was buying up a product tied to the success of bitcoin, sent shockwaves through the cryptocurrency community. But like most outrage on the internet, it was unwarranted. The screenshot, which was ...

Abducted priest rescued in Marawi, authorities say
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- A Catholic priest held captive by rebels in Marawi since May 23 has been rescued, authorities said. Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza first announced this in a Facebook post Sunday, quoting former ...

Not all Caloocan cops 'rotten', new police chief says
Philstar - 2017-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- As the entire Caloocan City Police Station undergoes a shake-up, Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo said that members of the local police force are cooperating with efforts to reform their ranks. "Ang ibig natin sabihin, sabi ...

Hackers infiltrate free PC cleaning software
CNN Money - 2017-09-18
Even if you're cautious, it's still possible for hackers to infiltrate your computer. The latest security breach targeted British software firm Piriform, known for its free software CCleaner. Hackers compromised CCleaner in a sophisticated attack that ...

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