ABS-CBN, GMA claim ratings lead in November
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-05
ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. once again claimed the lead in nationwide television ratings for November, citing different audience measurement providers. Using data from Kantar Media, ABS-CBN said it had an average audience share of 46% nationwide ...

The Many Sins and Mysteries of MRT-3
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-05
With Palace prodding, a new group of investors "kicked out" the original sinner ... Instead of waiting for your measly retirement checks from Social Security System, you go to your friendly pawn shop who pays you a lump sum amount, and takes your ...

Effects of plain packaging on the Intellectual Property Rights of stakeholders
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-05
Plain packaging measures will deprive a trademark owner of protection of its intellectual property rights. Such measures will erode more than a century of intellectual property protection, according to a letter sent by the ASEAN Intellectual Property ...

Vivant, GBP ink deal for La Union coal-fired plant
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-05
A UNIT of listed firm Vivant Corp. has signed a pre-development agreement with Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) for a two-unit coal-fired power plant in Luna, La Union province with a combined capacity of 670 megawatts (MW). In a disclosure to the stock ...

PSEi firms up at 8,100
Inquirer - 2017-12-05
On the other hand, Security Bank shed 1.66 percent while Metrobank, Meralco and Megaworld all slipped. Outside the PSEi, Macroasia fell by 1.69 percent. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles ...

AboitizPower to install 500 MW of new power by 1st half of 2018
Rappler - 2017-12-05
Moraza added that AboitizPower expects to make a final decision within the year on Aseagas Corporation's 8.8-MW biomass power plant in Batangas, which remains under extended shutdown. Aseagas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, through Aboitiz ...

Zambales residents join anti-mining protest
Business Mirror - 2017-12-05
He said on November 24 the Zambales Diversified Minerals Corp., a subsidiary of the DMCI Mining Corp., again started hauling operations, joining the Benguetcorp Nickel Mines Inc., which resumed hauling nickel minerals in Santa Cruz a month ago. Meanwhile ...

ALI lists P3.1-billion fixed-rate notes on PDEx
Business Mirror - 2017-12-05
In Photo: This photo courtesy of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) shows (from left) ALI Funds Management Head Jose Emilio Jamir, Philippine Depository & Trust Corp. President and COO Theresa Ravalo, China Banking Corp. Senior Vice President (SVP) Patrick Cheng ...

Excel Awardee
Business Mirror - 2017-12-05
BusinessMirror and Citystate Savings Bank Inc. President Benjamin Ramos (center) receives the 2017 CEO Excel Award presented by International Association of Business Communications Philippines (IABC PH) Vice President and CEO Excel Awards 2016 Chairman ...

Eyes on China, Taiwan
Business Mirror - 2017-12-05
UNLESS the local aces stand and deliver, a China-Taiwan duel looms when the $80,000 International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Philippine Ladies Masters is fired off tomorrow at The Country Club in Laguna. Forty-five of the leading China Ladies ...

8990 Holdings eyes P10-B securitization deal
Inquirer - 2017-12-05
Leading mass housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. plans to offer to retail investors as much as P10 billion worth of securities backed by housing receivables, seen as the first housing securitization deal to be undertaken in the Philippines by a private ...

Architect carrying marijuana found dead in front of Pasig restaurant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-05
A 44-year-old architect from Imus, Cavite was found dead lying near the entrance of a restaurant on Meralco Avenue in Pasig City on Monday morning, according to a report sent to Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, chief of the Eastern Police District. Security ...

Lopez-Consunji venture bags P22.6-B Cebu project
interaksyon.com - 2017-12-05
It currently operates the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and the Manila-Cavite Expressway, and is currently constructing the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). Last month, MPTC announced it has increased its stake in ...

Fuel prices rolled back today
Philstar - 2017-12-05
01 a.m. while UniOil Petroleum Philippines Inc. adjusted prices at 6:01 a.m. Total Philippines Corp. has yet to announce its advisories as of this writing. Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

Diesel, kerosene prices decline
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-04
PTT Philippines Corp., Eastern Petroleum Corp., Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. and Petron Corp. Also, Shell, Flying V, Seaoil and Petron reduced prices of kerosene by 30 centavos per liter. Based on data from the Department of Energy, diesel prices in ...

MPIC awards Cebu bridge project to Lopez-Consunji-led consortium
Philstar - 2017-12-04
M. Consunji Inc., a subsidiary of the Consunji owned conglomerate DMCI Holdings Inc. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) yesterday, consortium member DMCI said the CCLEX issued the notice of award to CLJV on Nov. 23, 2017 at an agreed ...

Tetangco joins Belle board
Philstar - 2017-12-04
He was also a director of Union Bank of the Philippines and Philippine Heath Insurance Corp. Prior to his appointment as president ... The company also owns significant real estate assets in and around Tagaytay City. These assets consist of premium ...

Aboitiz unit settles P2.4-B DBP loan
Philstar - 2017-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Aseagas Corp., a unit of Aboitiz Power Corp., has settled its loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) even as its 8.8-megawatt (MW) biomass power project in Lian, Batangas is on temporary shutdown due to lack of ...

Investors swarm P255-B RTB offer
Philstar - 2017-12-04
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co., Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine National Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., Robinsons Bank Corp., Security Bank Corp. and United Coconut Planters Bank.

Business Corner
The Pioneer - 2017-12-04
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), A GoI Navratna Enterprise, committed financial assistance under CSR initiative to National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation ... AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, DGAR visited the HQ IGAR (North ...

8990 Holdings allots P3-B capex for 2018
Philstar - 2017-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- 8990 Holdings Inc., the listed mass housing developer, is setting aside P3 billion for capital expenditures next year to fund its pipeline of projects. In a briefing yesterday, 8990 president and CEO Willie Uy said the 2018 capex is ...

PLDT, Cignal partner for IPTV service
Philstar - 2017-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- PLDT has partnered with pay TV provider Cignal to deliver IPTV (internet protocol TV) service to commercial establishments, hotels, resorts and hospitals in need of premium entertainment content for customers. In a statement ...

PLDT Enterprise partners with Cignal
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-04
PLDT, Inc. said its business unit PLDT Enterprise inked a partnership with sister company Cignal TV to deliver Pay TV content to commercial establishments. In a statement, PLDT said it extended the Internet Protocol television (IPTV) service, which allows ...

Smart on track to 90% mobile internet coverage
Inquirer - 2017-12-04
Industry giant PLDT Inc. said subsidiary Smart Communications would meet its commitment to cover 90 percent of all municipalities with 3G and 4G mobile internet by early next year. In a statement, Smart said it was close to completing the upgrade of more ...

8990 Holdings expands capex next year to P3 billion
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
MASS-housing builder 8990 Holdings Inc. on Monday said it plans to spend some P3 billion in capital expenditure (capex) next year to fund construction of its projects and buy land to replace those it will use for property development. 8990 Holdings ...

PetroEnergy RE arm reaches power-generation milestone
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
PETROGREEN Energy Corp. (PGEC), the renewable-energy (RE) arm of publicly listed PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (Perc), has already generated 1-billion kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity over the weekend. Perc announced on Monday that PGEC reached the 1 ...

PLDT units to sell pay-TV content
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
TWO companies under telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. have struck a partnership agreement to deliver pay-television content to commercial establishments, hotels, resorts and hospitals, ranking officials said on Monday. Eric Alberto, who sits as chief ...

Naia authorities foil attempt to smuggle 2 Chinese to UK
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Port Operation Division (POD) chief, Red A. Mariñas, identified the passengers as Lin Chen Hui, 29, and Chen Huajuan, 27. In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente, Mariñas said the duo were intercepted last ...

Albay SP to conduct Mayon probe, aerial tour around volcano
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
Board member Howard Imperial, chairman of the Housing and Land Use Committee, filed a resolution early last week that called for an investigation into the Mayon controversy but failed to seek approval after the environment chairman asked SP members to ...

MPIC awards P22.6-billion Cebu-Cordova expressway to Filipino-Spanish group
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
INFRASTRUCTURE conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has awarded the P22.6-billion contract to design and build the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway to a Filipino-Spanish group. Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. President Rodrigo E.

F2 Logistics, Petron seek semifinals slots
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
Heavyweights F2 Logistics and Petron target semifinals slots when they take on separate foes in sudden-death quarterfinals showdown of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix today at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. After topping the ...

First Gen donates solar-power system to Tanay, Rizal, school
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
In Photo: First Gen donated a solar-battery photovoltaic system to a remote, off-grid public school in Tanay, Rizal. LOPEZ-LED First Gen Corp. is helping address the electricity needs of a remote and off-grid public school in Tanay, Rizal, by providing the ...

F2, Petron tipped to win PSL quarterfinals
Philstar - 2017-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Heavyweights F2 Logistics and Petron have their sights on the semifinals when they tackle separate foes in the sudden-death quarterfinals showdown of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Tuesday at the Filoil ...

Consunji-Lopez consortium bags P22.6B Cebu Cordova bridge project
Inquirer - 2017-12-04
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday, conglomerates DMCI Holdings, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) said the notice of award for the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) had been issued to Cebu ...

SM Prime opens 66th mall in PH
Inquirer - 2017-12-04
SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property ... download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

Ayala redefines customer loyalty
Inquirer - 2017-12-04
Globe Telecom had its platinum clients, Bank of the Philippine Islands had its preferred depositors, Ayala Land had its own circle of high net worth individuals, same with AC Automotive. Zobel expressed then that these are all valued clients, so how will ...

Transforming a business model, the DoubleDragon way
Inquirer - 2017-12-04
Less than two months ago, DoubleDragon Properties Corp. opened the 23rd community shopping mall under its increasingly popular "CityMall" brand in Danao City in Cebu. Like most of the 22 other CityMall openings around the country, the event was a big ...

PLDT extends partnership with Cignal TV to business customers
Rappler - 2017-12-03
MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Incorporated extended its partnership with Cignal TV to enable the latter's content to be delivered to commercial establishments such as bars, restaurants, and hotels over the internet. PLDT announced on Monday, December 4 ...

SWU, USJ-R pummel foes in beach volley
Philstar - 2017-12-03
On the other hand, USPF pounded the Cebu Eastern College (CEC), 21-8, 21-9. -- (FREEMAN) Freeman ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch:

With the public interest in mind
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-12-03
The sanctions against Metrobank include reprimands and the suspension of dozens ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share ...

Transforming a business model, the DoubleDragon way
Inquirer - 2017-12-03
Less than two months ago, DoubleDragon Properties Corp. opened the 23rd community shopping mall under its increasingly popular "CityMall" brand in Danao City in Cebu. Like most of the 22 other CityMall openings around the country, the event was a big ...

MPIC brings hospitals back to pink of health
Philstar - 2017-12-03
Ayala Corp. is also in on the health care action: its QualiMed Hospital, a network of healthcare facilities owned and operated by Ayala Land Inc. and Mercado General Hospital, is currently on an expansion binge. After launching the 105-bed Qualimed ...

Disaster resilience investments paying off for SM Marikina mall
Philstar - 2017-12-03
MANILA, Philippines -- SM City Marikina, which was opened in 2008, has been a model for disaster resilience, having been showcased in the Top Leaders Forum (TLF) hosted by SM Prime Holdings Inc. from Nov. 28 to 29 at the Conrad Manila hotel in Pasay.

PPP conversations No. 11 with PNOC President Lista
Business Mirror - 2017-12-03
PNOC, as a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC), acts as a catalyst for pioneering projects that will pave the way toward the development of the natural gas/LNG industry in the Philippines ... of its valuable real-estate asset in a prime ...

8990 Holdings to focus on mass housing for low-income buyers
Business Mirror - 2017-12-03
In Photo: This December 1 photo shows executives of 8990 Holdings Inc. COO and Acting President Willibaldo Uy (from left), Chairman Mariano Martinez and Chairman Emeritus Luis Yu standing alongside Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Chairman Jose T.

Nov. poll puts inflation on track to target
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-03
Bautista, vice-president and head of research at Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., said via e-mail. For Security Bank Corp. economist Angelo B. Taningco, "I still think BSP will keep its key interest rates unchanged by December as inflation risk appears to ...

Christmas in your PR heart
Business Mirror - 2017-12-03
Bong R. Osorio is a communications consultant of ABS-CBN Corp., SkyCable, Dentsu-Aegis Network and government projects, among others, after retiring as the vice president and head of the Corporate Communications Division of ABS-CBN. We are devoting a ...

Alsons mulls entry into retail electricity business
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-03
ALSONS Consolidated Resources, Inc. (ACR) is considering putting up a separate retail electricity supply (RES) business, although the timing and the decision to do so would largely depend on its current customers -- the distribution utilities. "All ...

8990 targets at least P12-billion revenues in 2018
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-03
MASS HOUSING developer 8990 Holdings, Inc. is banking on the acceleration of project launches to push revenues higher in 2018. "We hope to be able to book at least P12 billion, on the low side, and hopefully we can do P14 billion revenues. Net income ...

TRAIN bicam sets P250,000 tax-exempt bracket
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-03
Both sides also approved a four-page income tax return form and electronic filing for easier compliance, a value-added tax (VAT) exemption for lease and condominium dues at a maximum of P15,000 per month, and an estate ... Grid Corporation of the ...