Public school in Bantayan to pioneer solar power course
Philstar - 2018-01-27
He added that Vivant Foundation wanted to focus on improving the quality of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)-related education and TVL in public schools. After it partnered with agencies to develop the curriculum, the foundation ...

New system cuts Globe acct delinquencies by 40%
Philstar - 2018-01-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Telecom Inc. has cut account delinquencies by 40 percent year-on-year following the deployment of a customer service and collection solution. By automating a portion of its collections efforts, Globe said it has also managed ...

Rody wants federalism ahead of BBL passage
Philstar - 2018-01-27
President Duterte strikes his signature pose with the members of his delegation while on board a Philippine Airlines chartered flight back to the Philippines. Joining him are Trade Sec. Ramon Lopez, Quezon City Rep. Feliciano Belmonte Jr., Defense Sec.

DOE endorses 29 projects for commercial operations
Philstar - 2018-01-27
The biggest of the lot is the 1,000-MW coal-fired power plant of Orion Pacific Prime Energy Inc. located in Barangas Awasan, Tagkawayan, Quezon. Under the renewable energy projects, seven are solar projects, five are hydropower projects and three are ...

Manila Jockey Club hosts Japan Cup today
Philstar - 2018-01-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila Jockey Club Inc., in cooperation with the Philippine Racing Commission, is hosting the Japan Cup Races today at the San Lazaro Leisure and Business Park in Carmona, Cavite. Formerly known as the JRA (Japan Racing ...

Saint Angela Merici, model of charity and wisdom
Business Mirror - 2018-01-27
If the children in her neighborhood could not go to school, she would bring the school to their homes. With some devout laity friends ... Saint Ursula is a fourth-century martyr and protector of women. The Ursulines is the first group of consecrated ...

Hodge cuts recovery short, provides needed energy for Meralco
Philstar - 2018-01-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Cliff Hodge is supposed to rest for two to three more weeks. But he was sorely needed by the head coach Norman Black and the Meralco Bolts. On Wednesday night, he gave his squad what they were missing the most -- the ball of ...

DENR sues mine firm for clearing pine trees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-27
BAGUIO CITY--Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co. has been sued for the 2017 destruction of pine trees at a road project in Mankayan town in Benguet province, but the provincial prosecutor has yet to act on the complaint, a Department of Environment and ...

These are the 21 Most Brilliant Franchise Faces
Entrepreneur - 2018-01-27
Metro markets ... operational efficiencies, all the company owned and the partner centres are imbibing the spirit of brand ownership. Talking about the growth via franchise model, Prakash Menon, President, Global Retail Business, NIIT, says, "We strongly ...

The strength of Central Luzon
Inquirer - 2018-01-27
With its premier location, Green Meadows can provide its residents easy access to key business, leisure, and entertainment establishments ... the famed "Summer Capital of the Philippines." Despite its proximity to such areas, Green Meadows, however ...

Union Bank 2017 profit hits P8.4B
Inquirer - 2018-01-27
"We are pleased to continue making major headway on both our business and digital transformation strategies. Financial results were driven by recurring income across all customer business segments," Union Bank president and CEO Edwin Bautista said in a ...

PSEi breaks 9,000 for the first time
Inquirer - 2018-01-27
Outside of the PSEi, notable gainers included construction group Megawide, which added 4.85 percent. Now Corp., an aspiring third telecom player, rose by 3.21 percent. On the other hand, Metrobank declined by 2.31 percent while LTG and DMCI both fell by ...

DENR sues mine firm for clearing pine trees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-27
BAGUIO CITY--Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co. has been sued for the 2017 destruction of pine trees at a road project in Mankayan town in Benguet province, but the provincial prosecutor has yet to act on the complaint, a Department of Environment and ...

Udenna bags Best M&A Deal award for 2GO stake purchase
Philstar - 2018-01-26
Incorporated in 2002, Udenna is engaged in various businesses including petroleum and oil through Phoenix Petroleum, shipping and logistics through Chelsea Logistics and 2Go, real estate through Udevco, education through Enderun, and convenience stores ...

Suddenly, some fiction
Philstar - 2018-01-26
LODESTAR By Danton Remoto (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 27, 2018 - 12:00am More than 10 years ago, I lived in Singapore to do research on Southeast Asian Literature at its National University (NUS) which is number one in Asia. I received a ...

PSEI marks another first as it pushes past 9,000
Inquirer - 2018-01-26
The stock barometer climbed past the 9,000 barrier for the first time in history on Friday as fund managers scouted for fresh buying opportunities in anticipation of another strong year for equities. After a sluggish start, the Philippine Stock Exchange ...

A gathering among friends
Philstar - 2018-01-26
Makati Business Club chairman Edgar Chua, Serviam spiritual director and Caritas Manila, Inc. executive director Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Far Eastern University (FEU) and World Wide Fund Manila (WWF) chairman Aurelio Montinola III, Manila Archbishop Luis ...

Tapping the right investment
Inquirer - 2018-01-26
If 2017 had been a financially good year for you, chances are, you would have a cash windfall at your disposal. But before you splurge that extra cash on some new marvel of a gadget or the latest luxury item on the market, it might be better to take stock ...

PSEI marks another first as it pushes past 9,000
Inquirer - 2018-01-26
Metrobank declined by 2.31 percent while LTG and DMCI both fell by over 1 percent. Security Bank, Megaworld and BPI all slipped. For the week, the PSEi racked up a total of 125.28 points or 1.4 percent. Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

PAL to fly non-stop from Manila to Brisbane
Philstar - 2018-01-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start operating direct non-stop flights between Manila and Brisbane, Australia in March. In a statement yesterday, PAL said it would begin the non-stop service on March 27, a move which ...

SEC orders Calata to stop selling Krops tokens, coins
Rappler - 2018-01-26
This was after Calata Corporation was delisted from the exchange because of non-disclosure of material information. The SEC said securities "cannot be sold or offered to the public without a registration statement filed" with the corporate regulator.

Free movies for seniors cost Makati P38.5 million in 2017
Business Mirror - 2018-01-26
These are Adebe Realty Co. Inc. (Cash and Carry); ALI Commercial Center Inc. (Glorietta and Greenbelt); Century City Development Corp. (Century City Mall); Rockwell Land Corp. (Power Plant); and Williamson Inc. (Waltermart). For 2017, Makati paid Adebe ...

McDonald's Philippines goes cashless with PayMaya
Rappler - 2018-01-26
MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Incorporated unit PayMaya Philippines has partnered with Golden Arches Development Corporation (GADC), which holds ... Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Petron stations along North Luzon Expressway, Smart Padala centers, Unionbank ...

UnionBank posts lower income in 2017
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-26
UNIONBANK of the Philippines (UnionBank) booked a lower net income in 2017 despite positive recurring income across all its business segments. In a disclosure to the local bourse on Friday, the Aboitiz-led UnionBank said it posted a net income of P8.4 ...

Aboitiz firm switches on Norway-backed hydropower plant
Inquirer - 2018-01-26
Unit 1 was commissioned last October while Unit 2 started service the following month. Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Globe Telecom cuts delinquencies by 40% using FICO solution for analytically driven collections
Inquirer - 2018-01-26
Globe Telecom (Globe), one of the major telecommunications services providers in the Philippines, has reduced account delinquencies by 40 percent year-on-year, since its deployment of FICO® Customer Communication Services (CCS) in 2016. By automating a ...

Union Bank nets P8.41B
Inquirer - 2018-01-26
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines chalked up a net profit of P8.41 billion last year, down by 16 percent in the absence of extraordinary securities trading gains that buoyed earnings in the previous year. But excluding one-time gains from ...

Chooks-to-Go backs PSL anew
Philstar - 2018-01-26
But in their first match, the Cargo Movers made a strong impression. Ranged against a veteran-laden Petron squad, F2 Logistics imports Maria Jose Perez of Venezuela and Kennedy Bryan of the United States made their presence felt, dominating the Blaze ...

PSE index posts new record high, closes short of 9,000
Inquirer - 2018-01-26
Ayala Land, SM Investments and Metrobank all added over 1 percent. GT Capital and Megaworld also firmed up. Investors also scouted for buying opportunities outside PSEi stocks. Integrated gaming firm Bloomberry surged by 8.09 percent while aspiring third ...

Philippines stocks higher at close of trade; PSEi Composite up 0.47%
Investing.com - 2018-01-26
Shares in SM Investments Corp (PS:SM) rose to all time highs; up 3.64% or 40.00 to 1140.00. Shares in Ayala Land Inc (PS:ALI) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.06% or 0.500 to 47.500. Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.62% or 8.40 to $1354.50 a ...

Bohol lawmaker finds graft rap over car plan unfair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-26
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol--Bohol Representative Arthur Yap has lamented that the graft case against him by the Sandiganbayan over a car plan for employees of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) was unfair and unjust. "We found it very unfair.

From guns to baking pans: Wounded hero soldiers find another lease in life
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-01-26
He, along with 59 other wounded soldiers underwent a comprehensive bakery management training program provided by Pilmico Foods Corporation, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. They were taught how to cost and develop bakery products ...

Gearing towards an inclusive health care ecosystem
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-26
Coming from a long line of pharmacists, Johannes Andreas Zóbel came to the Philippines from Germany with his family and established the Botica Zóbel pharmacy in Intramuros in 1834. That same year, Domingo Roxas and Antonio de Ayala were creating Casa ...

A resilient Philippines
Philstar - 2018-01-25
Although this conversation was made in the context of military and cyber security, it applies equally to disaster resilience and the experience of the Philippines as one of the countries which are most at risk to natural climate, weather and geological ...

BDO completes shift to EMV
Philstar - 2018-01-25
Listed BDO Unibank Inc. yesterday announced it is giving cardholders until next week to replace their magnetic stripe ATM or debit cards after it completed the shift to the EMV technology for the first batch of retail clients. "The bank has been advising ...

UnionBank allots P3 billion for capex
Philstar - 2018-01-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines is spending P3 billion for capital expenditure this year amid the continued implementation of its digital transformation strategy. Edwin Bautista, president and chief executive officer of ...

Wrong issues
Philstar - 2018-01-25
Sison (The Philippine Star ... gives control of the Rappler Holdings Inc to Omidyar Network because the policy decisions of Rappler requires the approval of said network even if it does not own any stock but has only funded Rappler in the amount of ...

Injustice in Court of Appeals: Failing Mary Jane Veloso
Rappler - 2018-01-25
Moreover, Philippine case law emphasizes the importance of live testimony ... Court of Appeals, where a Filipina flight attendant working for Saudia Airlines accused fellow cabin crew members of attempted rape in Jakarta. She instead was charged with ...

Globe is GoCanvas' APAC partner for 2017
CNN Philippines - 2018-01-25
"This accolade speaks volumes as our efforts in automating our business processes and the continuous reduction of our ecological footprint proves to be a great success. Aligned to our purpose, we will continue to enable our employees with simpler business ...

Treasurer maps out plan to face higher debt costs
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-25
Ibarra III, senior vice-president at Security Bank Corp. "Definitely, the timing is good." The administration has room to borrow after the previous administration ran a tight fiscal policy with a budget-deficit goal of only two percent of gross ...

RLC prices stock rights offering at 16% discount
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-25
ROBINSONS LAND Corp. (RLC) has priced its P20-billion stock rights offering at P18.20 per rights share, it disclosed to the stock exchange on Thursday. The Gokongwei-led property developer said the price was based on the volume weighted average price of ...

DMCI Homes expands QC condominium project
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-25
DMCI Homes, Inc. is targeting both investors and end-users for its residential condominium project Infina Towers in Quezon City. -- DCMI HOMES DMCI HOMES, Inc. unveiled on Thursday the second tower for its residential condominium project in Quezon City (QC ...

Filinvest-JG Summit proposal for Clark airport to go before ICC
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-25
THE GOVERNMENT may rule on the unsolicited proposal of Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) and JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (JGS) for the long-term development of Clark International Airport (CIA) by the end of the month. Bases and Conversion Development ...

Naming Philippines' 3rd telco might take longer than expected
Rappler - 2018-01-25
There is Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (PT&T) - led by a group of Lucio Tan Jr, Salvador Zamora II, and Benjamin Bitanga - which has been actively searching for "financial and strategic investors" to regain its status as a major ...

3 consortia forming up to battle for Philippines' 3rd telco slot
Rappler - 2018-01-25
In 2011, Manuel Pangilinan-led PLDT bought the firm operating Sun Cellular. In 2016, PLDT and Globe bought for P69.1 billion the telecommunication assets of San Miguel Corporation - the firm which was supposed to launch a 3rd major player that year.

PLDT, Smart sign $300M outsourcing deal with Amdocs
Rappler - 2018-01-25
MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Incorporated and its subsidiary Smart Communications Incorporated signed a 7-year, $300-million deal with Amdocs to utilize its artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies as well as outsource some of their ...

Black Friday: Only the beginning
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-25
Because critical media and their commitment to truth-telling and monitoring government are the arch-enemies of any tyranny, under the same pretext used against Rappler that it is foreign-owned because of the Philippine Depository Receipts (PDR) it has ...

RCBC ties up with eCurrency for digital money
BusinessWorld Online - 2018-01-25
The logo of the RCBC bank is seen at the RCBC building in Manila's financial district on March 11, 2016. -- AFP RIZAL COMMERCIAL Banking Corp. (RCBC) is set to launch a digital money product, in partnership with eCurrency Mint Limited, within the second qu ...

Philippine treasurer maps out plan to face higher debt costs
Business Mirror - 2018-01-25
"If ever they issue a longer-tenor bond, effectively they would be locking in fixed rates at relatively low levels," said Andre Ibarra, senior vice president at Security Bank in Manila. "Definitely, the timing is good." The administration has room ...

An evening with bankers
Business Mirror - 2018-01-25
(Bottom) Information Security Officers Group president Manuel Joey Regala, East West Bank chair and CEO Antonio Moncupa Jr., ING Bank Manila country manager Hans Sicat, Bankers Institute of the Philippines president Irene D. L. Arroyo BSP ladies seated ...