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Filinvest upbeat on power business
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-29
Filinvest Development Corp., the holding company of the Gotianun family, expressed optimism over its growth prospects this year as it prepares for the opening of a 405-megawatt coal plant in Misamis Oriental province in the second quarter. "We are ...

Imelda Marcos is ready to be the mother of all Filipinos
Global Nation - 2016-04-28
Imelda Marcos, who must be salivating at the thought of taking a big step on the way back to Malacanang if Bongbong wins, had this to say on Monday: "If you vote for Marcos and Romualdez, you will have Imelda as your mother whose love is boundless for ...

Relax, Duterte tells business
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-27
PRESIDENTIAL candidate Rodrigo Duterte told business leaders Wednesday that he would spend P18 billion yearly to support start-ups, made up mostly by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), with each region getting P1 billion. "This is what I want ...

Couple has more modern ships than Philippine Navy
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-16
She is also the president of Scorpio Transport and Manning Services Inc., an overseas employment agency and Archipelago Philippine Seafarer Institute Inc., a maritime training center. "We were entrepreneurs. We started with trading business of bulk ...

Vista Land to spend record P36b
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-27
Vista Land earlier said it would pursue the residential business as well as the operation of newly-acquired shopping mall unit, Starmalls Inc. Vista Land expects Starmalls this year to expand its leasable area to 850,000 square meters from the current ...

BPOs bring people back to Lipa
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-26
Thousands of call center agents and BPO professionals pump millions into ... including its site in Batangas in the first half of 2016. Beers, a mother of six children from San Antonio, Texas and a former nurse, began her current role in May 2015.

BPO employees evolve into knowledge workers
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-26
A San Francisco-based company has recently opened a premium-grade facility at Fort Bonifacio, where average monthly salaries start at more than P30,000 for qualified applicants who want to escape the monotony of business process outsourcing jobs.

Temps rising to danger level-Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-03-22
The weather bureau said the heat index at its weather station in Dagupan City on Monday climbed to 48.4 degrees Celsius in the early afternoon. This was the highest heat index recorded since the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

IT jobs offer highest salary; PUP most preferred school
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-15
Technological Institute of the Philippines, Mapua Institue of Technology, University of the East and Adamson University. The companies with the biggest need for fresh graduates included accounting/finance industries, administrative and marketing.

Liwayway to build new factory in India
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-09
Liwayway Marketing started as a repacking business of the Chan family, involving starch and coffee and other commodities in 1946. The company recently ventured into non-core businesses such as hotel service, managing hotel Jinjiang in Ortigas and Hotel 101 ...

Megaworld set to invest P55b
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-07
The group is set to launch 14 office towers, malls and commercial centers in McKinley West, Uptown Bonifacio, The Mactan Newtown, Iloilo Business Park, Arcovia City, Southwoods City, The Mactan Newtown and Alabang. "We will certainly achieve the P11 ...

The Big Blue
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-02-28
IBM (also known as The Big Blue) is a multinational company that deals ... and a project together with DepEd SchoolBluecool where IBMers go to public schools to teach awareness on finance, technology or different academic programs. Proud to be an IBMer ...

Ayala, LT to start C5 project
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-02-21
Property developer Ayala Land Inc. said it may break ground for a 35-hectare mixed-use project along C5 Road in Pasig City in joint venture with LT Group of tycoon Lucio Tan within the year. Ayala Land senior vice president and head of strategic lank bank ...

How a Filipino COO built a new payment system
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-02-20
through the Global Payment Gateway Fund managed by GMO Venture Partners Inc. Chiang obtained a degree in Computer Science and graduated with honors from Ateneo de Manila University in 1991. He briefly worked at Citibank Philippines as a systems analyst ...

Duterte pressed on health
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-02-13
Quimbo said. Running the Philippines is a full-time job with no vacation leaves and only the fit can handle it for six years, he said. Malacañang urged Duterte to disclose the true state of his health, saying the people reasonably expected it from all ...

Meralco increases rate by P0.42/kWh
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-02-05
Consumers of Manila Electric Co. will pay a higher power rate of P0.42 per kilowatt-hour this month, prompting the Energy Regulatory Commission to ask the utility to explain its computation. Meralco warned in a statement "customers may expect a couple ...

Baldwin: Talks ongoing with Clarkson, Blatche for FIBA OQT
Rappler - 2016-02-02
Last August, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) director Sonny Barrios told Rappler that Clarkson can play for Gilas ... A report on Philstar.com last October also indicated that Blatche plans to join the national team for the OQT.

Coal: A Public Health Crisis
Greenpeace International - 2016-02-02
Coal is a major public health hazard. Each stage of the coal life cycle - mining, transportation, washing, combustion, and disposing of post-combustion wastes - carries health risks that lead to lung, heart and brain diseases, as well as work-related ...

Barclays cuts Philippine inflation forecast to 2.2% in 2016
philstar.com - 2016-01-31
Consumer price index/inflation in Asia moderated throughout 2015, and we see a very gradual pick up in 2016, partially driven by El Niño weather conditions," the investment bank said.

Demigod image of Japanese emperor remains among followers
Global Nation - 2016-01-29
"War-displaced Japanese descendants" was how Ines Yamanouchi P. Mallari, a third generation descendant and president of the Federation of Nikkei Jin Kai Philippines Inc., described her group. Mallari said many Japanese came to the Philippines before ...

PH wooing tourists from Iraq
Global Nation - 2016-01-04
BAGHDAD--More Iraqis are being wooed to travel to Manila in the coming months following the launching of the Visit the Philippines Again 2016 tourism promotion program here by The Philippine Embassy. The launching of the sequel to the Department of ...

Meralco spending P18b in 2016
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-12-22
Meralco earlier disclosed a plan to invest around P154 billon in the next five years, or until 2020, to expand its distribution and generation business and address the fast-changing needs of customers. Meralco first vice president and group treasurer ...

Fair weather until Christmas
philstar.com - 2015-12-20
MANILA, Philippines - With Tropical Depression Onyok dissipating yesterday, generally fair weather is expected to prevail in most parts of the country until Christmas Day apart from isolated light ...

Franchisee of the year shares valuable tips
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-12-19
7-Eleven franchisee Froilan Manotok receives the Franchisee of the Year award, a prestigious merit given for excellent and meritorious business leadership. This is what 7-Eleven franchisee Froilan Manotok prides himself on after he was named 2015 ...

Naia execs hope ground traffic speeds up with P452-M project
Global Nation - 2015-12-18
Aviation officials on Friday inaugurated a 658-meter aircraft taxiway extension at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which they said could help reduce flight delays and enhance safety. In a media briefing, Manila International Airport Authority General ...

PAGASA: 'Nona,' new cyclone will not affect each other
philstar.com - 2015-12-16
MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA on Wednesday assured that typhoon Nona (international name Melor) will not be pulled back to the country by the new tropical depression as it ...

Ethical business actions and poverty reduction
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-12-06
She is an Agribusiness Specialist at the University of Asia and the Pacific. She conducts research on food and agribusiness and teaches Business Statistics to undergraduate students. She obtained her BS and MS Agricultural Economics and BS Statistics at ...

Ship with Filipinos stranded in Lake Superior as ice closes in
Global Nation - 2015-12-04
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- A German-operated cargo ship and crew that includes Filipinos have been stuck at anchor outside the Lake Superior port of Duluth for close to a month for unspecified environmental violations. There is no resolution in sight ...

Aquino, Pope Francis to meet at Vatican
Global Nation - 2015-12-04
ROME--President Benigno Aquino III and Pope Francis will meet on Friday morning at the Vatican, where the two leaders are expected to talk about the ongoing rehabilitation efforts for the survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan ...

Great customer service is good business
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-11-08
I dial a customer service number. Then I follow the many phone steps and finally, I get through, only to hear a voice that says "all customer service reps are busy right now. Please try your call later; or stay on the line." After a long wait ...

Bad for business
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-11-06
Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima has railed against the World Bank for downgrading the Philippines in the global ranking of doing business. The World Bank report is so damning it destroys the myth that the President BS Aquino government is good for business.

Why do Filipinos need a mental health law?
Rappler - 2015-10-30
Contrary to what some Filipinos might think, mental illnesses are "highly treatable," the Philippine Psychiatric Association (PPA) said. In a country mired by various problems, advocates fear that the government will put mental health on the back burner.

Advocates push for comprehensive PH mental health law
Rappler - 2015-10-29
MANILA, Philippines - The country's psychiatrists on Thursday, October 29, pushed for a comprehensive mental health law in the Philippines, one of the remaining countries in the world without such legislation. At the Mental Health Act Now forum on ...

PAGASA: Fair weather seen until Wednesday
philstar.com - 2015-10-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday said fair weather is seen to prevail in the next two to three days after ...

Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather
philstar.com - 2015-08-29
PORTLAND -- Northwest fire officials told US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms ...

How is the weather?
philstar.com - 2015-08-19
It is common in the UK for strangers to begin a conversation by talking about the weather, cheering a beautiful sunny morning or commenting on a rainy day being good for ducks to enjoy.

Fil-Am youth achievements lauded in New York PH Center fete
Global Nation - 2015-06-15
NEW YORK CITY -- Young Filipino Americans in their academic regalia once again swarmed the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center here to celebrate their scholastic achievements, at the 3 rd Metropolitan New York Philippine Graduation (PGRAD) June 9.

Credit Suisse shares surge as bank switches CEOs
Inquirer - 2015-03-10
BERLIN -- Shares in Credit Suisse surged after the Swiss bank sought to turn the page on a period of scandals and fines by replacing its CEO, Brady W. Dougan, with the head of British insurer Prudential, Tidjane Thiam. Dougan will step down at the end of ...

For Taguig inventor, (small) size matters when battling fires
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-03-05
MANILA, Philippines--Not a few fires in urban areas have caused widespread damage and dragged on for hours because firetrucks could not even pass through narrow, twisting alleys leading to the burning homes. A businessman and inventor, himself a resident ...

DOJ asks MILF for copy of its Mamasapano probe report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-03-04
MANILA, Philippines--In an effort to balance its investigation of the Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is reaching out to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) anew and asking the group for a copy of its own probe of the ...

A man named Moro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-03-04
Chief Supt. Moro Virgilio Lazo assumed the post of SAF director in a very simple and brief "assumption of command ceremony" at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. He took over the post of Director Getulio Napeñas, who was relieved following the slaughter ...

Oil prices rise on Libya unrest
Inquirer - 2015-03-04
NEW YORK, United States - Oil prices continued their roller coaster ride as these turned higher Tuesday on unrest in exporter Libya and as the market expected another rise in US inventories. In New York trade, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April ...

San Juan shocker: Taiwanese family of 5 dead
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-02-07
Five members of a Taiwanese family were found dead--their heads covered in plastic bags--at their home in San Juan City on Saturday morning. The Eastern Police District identified the victims as couple Roxanne Hsieh, 53, and Luis Hsieh; and their three ...

UK needs 220 more PH nurses
Global Nation - 2015-02-07
MANILA, Philippines--Good news for Filipino nurses planning to work abroad. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday said she had received a report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London, saying there is an increase in the demand for ...

Storm blankets US Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-02-01
The snowstorm was expected to be the most far-reaching of the season to date, stretching from Nebraska to Maine, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters also said the storm was moving unusually slowly, meaning accumulations of between 10 to ...

Kurds oust ISIS, retake Kirkuk oil field and villages
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-02-01
KIRKUK, Iraq - Iraqi Kurdish forces and police retook an oil field in Kirkuk province Saturday that was seized by the Islamic State group overnight, and freed 24 workers who had been taken captive, officers said. "Peshmerga forces and police cleared ...

20 return to angry communities in North, Central Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-01-31
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines--A shower of petals, poignant notes from grade school children and outrage from relatives greeted on Saturday the return of 20 policemen, among the 44 troops of the Special Action Force (SAF) who were killed in a massacre by Moro ...

Slain SAF men are heroes regardless where they are buried--Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-01-31
MANILA, Philippines-- The 44 fallen heroes of the Special Actions Force of the Philippine National Police (PNP-SAF) in the latest Maguindanao bloodbath remain heroes whether buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani or not. "Saan man sila mahimlay, sila po ...

US stocks sink on weak earnings; Nasdaq -1.9%
Inquirer - 2015-01-27
NEW YORK-Wall Street stocks finished sharply lower Tuesday following a disappointing stream of corporate earnings and mixed US economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 291.49 points (1.65 percent) to 17,387.21. The broad-based S&P 500 ...

Flights suspended at Tacloban airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2015-01-18
TACLOBAN CITY--Operations of the Tacloban airport were limited to small and turboprop planes starting Sunday after a plane overshot its runway the previous day. Normal operations of the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport could resume at 9 p.m. on Tuesday if the ...

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