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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 ...

Pope John Paul II address to students and representatives of UST
Global Nation - 2015-01-08
This is the third speech of Pope John Paul II during his second trip to the Philippines from January 12 to 16, 1995. To read the rest of his speeches and statements, click here. Faculty, Staff and Students of the University of Santo Tomás, Distinguished ...

US study -- violence common among nursing home residents
Global Nation - 2015-01-07
COLUMBUS, Ohio-When people talk about abuse in nursing homes, they generally are referring to staff members victimizing the elderly. But researchers say an even more pressing, prevalent problem might be the violence that can -- and does -- erupt ...

Pope Francis to say Masses in English in PH visit
Global Nation - 2015-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Pope Francis will celebrate Masses in English during his five-day visit to the Philippines more than a week from now. Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said ...

Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows
Inquirer - 2015-01-01
NEW YORK--This year showed how sheltered the US economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the US powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to lower unemployment. A plunge in gas prices and ...

US stocks open higher in abbreviated trading day
Inquirer - 2014-12-24
Stocks are opening slightly higher a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time. Trading will close early Wednesday ahead of the Christmas holiday. Traders were encouraged by the latest positive news on the U.S. economy.

MMDA man in hit-and-run case dies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2014-12-23
The Quezon City police is considering upgrading to homicide or murder the case it filed against the driver of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) who trapped the hand of a traffic enforcer and dragged him for several meters on Edsa after the victim died of his ...

Aiza with Liza: More at peace
Global Nation - 2014-12-22
DALY CITY, California -- Former child star and singer-songwriter Aiza Seguerra was in town for a weekend to do a show at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, California. But on December 8, many were surprised to learn Aiza and girlfriend Liza Diño had ...

Business ethics vs. profit
thestandard.com.ph - 2014-12-07
Is there really a conflict between business ethics and profit? To answer this question, I think first we should define what business ethics means. According to John Donaldson, business ethics can be described as "the systematic study of moral [ethical ...

Storm alert up over Metro Manila as 'Ruby' hits land
philstar.com - 2014-12-07
MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA on Saturday night placed Metro Manila under public storm warning signal number one after Typhoon "Ruby" made landfall in Eastern Samar. PAGASA said that as of 10 p.m., the typhoon was heading toward Masbate.

Islamists kill 36 non-Muslims in Kenya
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2014-12-03
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The heavily armed men roused the sleeping quarry workers in the dead of night. As in previous such attacks, the gunmen singled out the non-Muslims by asking them to recite the Islamic creed. Then they killed 36 of them -- most with a ...

LPA to dissipate Monday, improving weather in Visayas, Mindanao - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2014-11-30
MANILA, Philippines - The low pressure area affecting the eastern part of Mindanao and the southern part of Luzon is expected to dissipate on Monday, bringing improved weather over storm-battered Visayas and Mindanao, according to the state weather forecast.

US stocks dip as Fed ends stimulus program
Inquirer - 2014-10-29
NEW YORK-Wall Street stocks finished lower Wednesday after the US Federal Reserve ended its quantitative easing stimulus program, but said it would continue to keep its benchmark interest rate low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 31.44 points ...

Del Monte completes P93.5-M follow-on offer
Inquirer - 2014-10-24
Del Monte Pacific Ltd. (DMPL) has completed a domestic follow-on offering priced at P17 a share, part of a series of fund-raising activities the conglomerate lined up to cut its debt arising from its big US acquisition. In a disclosure to the Philippine ...

BSP likely to keep key rates steady
Inquirer - 2014-10-24
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is likely to maintain its key interest rates steady for the rest of the year, but it may resume its monetary tightening measures by the first half of 2015 to keep inflation from breaching the target level, an economist from ...

ICYMI: Understanding the VFA after transgender slay
Global Nation - 2014-10-14
MANILA, Philippines--The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is under scrutiny anew after a Filipino transgender was allegedly killed by a US Marine in Olongapo City over the weekend. Here are the four important points of Article V, Paragraph 6 of the VFA ...

Main-share index down 2.78%
Inquirer - 2014-10-13
The local stock barometer fell below the 7,000 mark on Monday as global growth woes dampened risk appetite of investors across global markets. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index slid by 199.26 points or 2.78 percent to close at 6,968.09, the ...

Photo of woman in alleged extortion of Saudi nationals out
Global Nation - 2014-10-13
The Justice Chief already created a fact-finding committee to investigate the alleged extortion activities in the wake of a letter-complaint from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi embassy claims that at least four Saudi nationals, namely ...

Customs sells P161.35M worth of smuggled rice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2014-10-09
MANILA, Philippines--The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday reported that it generated P161.35 million from the sale of 109,500 sacks of allegedly smuggled rice last Tuesday. In a statement, the BOC said it had bid out 4.675 million kilograms of imported ...

Gadgets to help CamSur towns monitor weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2014-10-09
CAMARINES SUR, Philippines--Aiming to complement government initiatives to mitigate disasters, a foundation is rolling out automated weather stations (AWS) gadgets in 20 of the 35 municipalities of Camarines Sur province. Weather Philippines Foundation ...

Student fare discount even on holidays, weekends, etc. sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2014-10-07
MANILA, Philippines--Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the immediate passage of a bill that seeks to institutionalize a 20-percent fare discount to all students even during weekends, semester breaks, Christmas vacations and other legal holidays.

US stocks drop on disappointing economic data
Inquirer - 2014-10-01
NEW YORK-Wall Street stocks Tuesday finished lower following disappointing economic data, including a big drop in US consumer confidence. On the final day of the third quarter, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,042.90, down 28.21 points (0.17 ...

Fil-Am World Trade Center thrill-seeker in trouble again
Global Nation - 2014-09-30
NEW YORK CITY -- Filipino-American teen thrill-seeker Justin Casquejo, who in March sneaked past security personnel to climb atop One World Trade Center in Manhattan, is in trouble again only two weeks after completing the sentence for his first offense.

Filipinos no longer welcome in Taiwan restaurants, says Meco exec
Global Nation - 2014-09-29
DAGUPAN CITY - Filipinos have been refused service in restaurants and supermarkets, as tensions continue to rise over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard in the Balintang Channel last week, said Amadito Perez Jr., chair ...

US Embassy to help restore 2 damaged churches
Global Nation - 2014-09-29
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- The United States government is helping restore and conserve two historical churches in the Visayas that were damaged by an earthquake and by Super Typhoon "Yolanda" last year. Kristin Kneedler, cultural affairs officer of ...

Higher tax collections trimmed deficit in Aug.
Inquirer - 2014-09-26
MANILA, Philippines-A higher budget surplus of P29.9 billion was posted in August, which helped slash the deficit to P25.9 billion during the first eight months, the Department of Finance (DOF) reported on Thursday. The narrower deficit came as a result ...

What Went Before: Briton spent 22 days at Naia 1
Global Nation - 2014-09-19
MANILA, Philippines-On Nov. 29, 2012, a 52-year-old British tourist, Gary Peter Austin, arrived in Manila and then went to Cebu province to see a friend he had met during an earlier trip to the Philippines. On Dec. 17, Austin was supposed to leave the ...

Aristocrat lords over food sector
Inquirer - 2014-08-30
A journalist laughs as she recalls what several of the soldiers imprisoned for their alleged involvement in the assassination of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino had at the top of their wish list--when or if they were released: A meal at The ...

Manila Hotel-then and now
Inquirer - 2014-07-20
From the many secrets its walls used to hold, to the beautiful bay sunsets, its inspiring historied past and modern twists, Manila remains to be a city to reckon with. Indeed, the City of Manila continues to be relevant to the pressing demands of both the ...

Tufts University professor leads speakers line-up at the 2nd Asian Business Conference
Inquirer - 2014-06-25
Wriston Professor of International Finance and Banking, and Academic Director of the Masters of International Business of The Fletcher School of Tufts University ... and Chief Executive Officer of Ayala Corporation. "The 2nd Asian Business Conference ...

SMC firms up $10B airport project
Inquirer - 2014-03-25
MANILA, Philippines--San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is set to submit to President Aquino next month its own proposal for a $10-billion alternative international airport serving Metro Manila even as the government separately pursues a similar project, likely at a ...

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