Turkey: a feast on all levels
Philstar - 2017-11-19
We got a glimpse of how early settlers used these caves: from carving homes for pigeons to collect fertilizer, to creating churches in the 9th Century A.D., with dark caverns at the Zelve Open Air Museum painted with frescoes as colorful and detailed as ...

Aboitiz Group eyeing infra projects in Cebu
Philstar - 2017-11-19
Meanwhile, Aboitiz Power is finishing its 340-megawatt in Toledo City ... For its part, Aboitiz Land is spending P4 billion for the first phase of the project. The company also has several residential projects in Cebu, with Foressa in Balamban, a ...

UV claims CYBL U19 title
Philstar - 2017-11-19
CEBU, Philippines -- The University of the Visayas asserted their supremacy in basketball anew by winning the Under 19 championship of the Cebu Youth Basketball League Third Conference via an 88-80 win over Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu at the Magis ...

PNP to return to drug war if problem worsens
Philstar - 2017-11-19
However Duterte quickly reinstated the PNP without making any major reforms. Police then announced they were ... Through Solicitor General Jose Calida, PNP chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa and other police officials sought the dismissal of two ...

Alsons eyes P3 B borrowings
Philstar - 2017-11-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc., the listed holding firm of the Alcantara Group, is set to borrow up to P3 billion by mid-2018 to bankroll the completion of the 15-megawatt (MW) Siguil run-of-river power plant in Maasim ...

CLI inks ?4-B mixed-use project deal with Davao business leaders
Business Mirror - 2017-11-19
CLI, the top real-estate company in Cebu, is set to expand its footprint in Mindanao with the recent signing of a joint-venture agreement with Yuson Strategic Holdings Inc., represented by Frederick Yuson, and Davao Filandia Realty Corp., represented by ...

MPIC plans P30-B bond issue
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-19
MPIC is one of three Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being PLDT, Inc. and Philex Mining Corp. Hastings Holdings, Inc. -- a unit of PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. -- maintains ...

GS yields move sideways
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-19
Oleta, head of trust trading at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC). For UnionBank of the Philippines (UnionBank) chief economist Ruben Carlo O. Asuncion: "Market activity was a little bit better as players returned from the holiday break coupled with ...

The Power of Merchants: Tales of a Swiss Company in Yokohama and Japanese Merchants
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-19
The Treaty of Amity and Trade between Switzerland and Japan was concluded in 1864, and Brennwald launched a business in 1866 in Yokohama. As the Japanese at the time were not so concerned about precise time, the Swiss clocks did not sell. However ...

PSEi to hover around 8,200 amid lack of catalysts
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-19
THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is expected to continue a declining ... Lisbona, President of PNB Securities, Inc., said in a text message. Listed companies in the local bourse have wrapped up their submissions of the third-quarter results ...

Roque: New telecom providers to come to PH
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-19
They are among the biggest in the world," Roque said. The telecommunications company from China that is invited as a third player will compete with the duopoly of Globe Telecom Inc. and PLDT Inc., he added. The Chinese company is not known yet. On November ...

6 matches usher in Rebisco Girls Volley
Malaya Business Insight - 2017-11-19
Malaya Business Insight's weekday sections treat readers to timely articles on shipping, banking, information and technology, automotive and motoring, real estate and property development, travel and tourism and people and sectoral events. Special issues ...

AboitizPower expands hydroelectric business
Rappler - 2017-11-19
(READ: LOOK: First half core profit of Meralco and AboitizPower) Maximizing clean sources Last October, AboitizPower's run-of-river hydro business unit, Hedcor, signed a civil works contract with UK-based contractor Whessoe for its 19-MW Bineng Combined ...

Aboitiz ramping up hydro energy plants
The Standard - 2017-11-19
Aboitiz Power Corp. is expanding its hydro power generation portfolio around the Philippines, with new projects with a combined capacity of 97 megawatts in various stages of development. Aboitiz Power president and chief operating officer Antonio Moraza ...

Market expected to consolidate
The Standard - 2017-11-19
Heavy losers included Integrated Microelectronics Inc. which fell 12.7 percent to P19.46, DMCI Holdings Inc. which dropped 6.4 percent to P14.50 and Puregold Price Club Inc. which dipped 6.1 percent to P47.85.

ABS-CBN reviews mobile strategy
The Standard - 2017-11-19
Broadcast company ABS-CBN Corp. is reviewing its mobile business strategy as its mobile network sharing agreement with Globe Telecom is set to expire in June 2018. ABS-CBN chief financial officer Aldrin Cerrado said the company expected to trim down the ...

A New Set of Wins for Robinsons Land Corporation
Philstar - 2017-11-18
Chimes Greenhills, a 40-storey residential project located along Annapolis Street in San Juan City, was cited as the winner of the Residential High-rise Development Philippines Category of the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2017 held in Bangkok ...

Lascuña takes PGTA WW crown by 2 as leaders tumble
Philstar - 2017-11-18
Jhonnel Ababa fired a 71 to finish ninth at 293 while Jelbert Gamolo turned in a 74, Aussie Marcus Both made a 76 and James Lam stumbled with a 77 for a share of 10th at 295 in the event backed by Custom Clubmakers, Meralco, Champion, Summit Mineral Water ...

DOE forms team to probe oil price hikes
Philstar - 2017-11-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has assembled a task force to investigate the successive oil price hikes implemented by petroleum companies in the past five weeks. He said the Department of Energy-Department of Justice (DOE-DOJ) Task ...

BCDA, KEPHILCO partner to develop Smart City energy management system in New Clark City
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-11-18
CLARK, Pampanga, Nov. 1 -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the KEPCO Philippines Corporation (KEPHILCO ... project will feature mixed-use real estate developments for housing, a business ...

Vibrant spot for investors
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
This was despite the marginal dip in rent prices in residential projects in central business districts (CBDs). According to Colliers, price increases for condominium units launched in the last five years reached as high as 26 percent. In major submarkets ...

Lascuna takes PGTA WW crown by 2 as leaders tumble
Business Mirror - 2017-11-18
Tony Lascuña pulled through with a near-impeccable closing two-under 70, beating American Nicolas Paez by two for the ICTSI Wack Wack crown as erstwhile joint leaders Zanieboy Gialon, Thai Pasavee Lertvilai and Justin Quiban crumbled in a pressure-packed ...

Firefly led lights up Tiendesitas and SM North Edsa this holiday season
Business Mirror - 2017-11-18
What started with lighting up the whole Ayala Avenue, Makati last November 3 has now expanded ... Since 2001, FIREFLY ELECTRIC AND LIGHTING CORPORATION (FELCO) has been providing cost-effective and quality lighting, electrical and power solutions products.

National book store shelves listing plan
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
the board of directors of the National Book Store group has decided to no longer pursue a backdoor listing of its retail assets to enable it to focus on various initiatives integral to the future growth of the business," according to the letter ...

MRT-3 private owner wants to take over maintenance
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) -- After consecutive technical glitches, the private owner of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) tells the government it can take care of the poorly maintained trains. The Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC ...

9 renewable energy projects worth P26.7B get perks
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
The IPP aims to attract investments in certain preferred business activities by enticing them with fiscal and nonfiscal perks such as a four- to six-year income tax holiday. In the case of renewable energy projects, their incentives include an income tax ...

Metro Pacific upbeat on water business outside Metro Manila
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
SYDNEY--The Metro Pacific group sees potential for its water business outside greater Metro Manila to sell twice as much as the volume of Maynilad Water Services Inc. in the coming years, citing vast opportunity in the privatization of water ...

Duterte pal continues expansion, buys 177-ha Clark property
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
These include Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. and FamilyMart, Other recent acquisitions include Enderun and The Emerald Resort Hotel and Casino, which is being built in Cebu. "Through this strategic acquisition ...

Full transcript: Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Recode Decode
Recode - 2017-11-18
just not enough investment in trying to solve this problem ... because this is a diversity of African American, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander and white. What this means in terms of economic capacity for Georgia, and political capacity, is that you ...

STL biggest employer in gaming sector, PCSO exec says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-18
They are also enrolled in PhilHealth and Social Security System. STL is also played in Basilan province, operated by an agent-corporation named Zian. Balutan hoped that STL could create employment in that province, which had been associated with a group of ...

PLDT: Submarine cable plans linking PH to world underway
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
Industry giant PLDT Inc. outlined steps it was taking to expand its international cable network, which would have a total capacity of 8 terabits per second (tbps) in two years, given exploding demand for internet services around the country. PLDT said in a ...

Philippines GDP Growth Exceeds Expectations: ETFs In Focus
Investing.com - 2017-11-18
iShares MSCI Philippines ETF EPHE This fund seeks to provide exposure to Philippine stocks primarily in the large-cap segment. It has AUM of $174.2 million and charges a fee of 64 basis points a year. From a sector look, Financials, Real Estate and ...

STL biggest employer in gaming sector, PCSO exec says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-17
They are also enrolled in PhilHealth and Social Security System. STL is also played in Basilan province, operated by an agent-corporation named Zian. Balutan hoped that STL could create employment in that province, which had been associated with a group of ...

Udenna acquires 177-hectare Clark property
Philstar - 2017-11-17
CGCC completed the acquisition last Nov. 14, with Bank of China, BDO and PNB as its financial partners. Uy is a Davao-based tycoon who is a known ally and campaign donor of President Duterte. Since last year, Uy has been on an aggressive buying spree.

RWM: Gateway to leisure
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
This P1.5 billion project, which was completed earlier this year, was financed by Alliance Global Group Inc., one of the largest conglomerates that has interests in the tourism and gaming sector, food and beverage industry, real estate, and quick service ...

A dash of wonder
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Centered in a residential community along Elisco Road, The Rochester is located near major central business districts like Ortigas and Makati, and is just a 20-minute drive from Bonifacio Global City. Amenities such as jogging trails, basketball courts ...

A bear treat for Christmas
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Now gracing the skyline of this business district in Taguig is a 50-foot tall, 70-foot wide Christmas bear sporting a Santa hat--an installation on the rooftop of the Alliance Global Tower that is reportedly the largest of its kind. It is said to be even ...

PSEi gains 1.27%, closes at above 8,311
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
It was followed by BDO Unibank Inc., up 0.07 percent to P146.20, Ayala Land Inc., up 2.89 percent to P42.75, Puregold Price Club Inc., down 3.33 percent to P47.85, and Ayala Corp., up 1.3 percent to P1,013 per share. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get ...

To fund expansion, Cirtek to raise $60M
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Listed technology company Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said it would raise up to $60 million selling preferred shares. The offer period started on Thursday and would run until Nov. 29, the company said. "Proceeds of the sale will be used primarily ...

MRC Allied, China firm eye LNG projects
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
MRC Allied Inc. said it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Energy Engineering Corp. Ltd. (CEEC) on possible liquefied natural gas projects in the Philippines. The MOU confirmed that both parties had interest in exploring the ...

To fund expansion, Cirtek to raise $60M
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Listed technology company Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said it would raise up to $60 million selling preferred shares. The offer period started on Thursday and would run until Nov. 29, the company said. "Proceeds of the sale will be used primarily ...

Views about Duterte's revolutionary government
Philstar - 2017-11-17
Maria, Dean of FEU Institute of Law, clarified that Cory had to declare ... The Ombudsman is investigating his family's bank accounts as well as the foiled P6.4-billion shabu smuggling where his son, Pulong, is implicated. This is the only way he can ...

National Book Store shelves backdoor listing plan
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Book Store Group has decided to abandon plans to do a backdoor listing. Originally, the Ramos family, the owners of the NBS Group, wanted to do a backdoor listing of National Book Store in 2014 but this did not push ...

Terror attack simulation exercises: Lapses in disaster response noted
Philstar - 2017-11-17
Edwin Layese, the overall security manager of Cebu Holdings Incorporated and Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corporation, said that drills are a vital part of the safety in urbanized area that is a usual target for any terroristic group planning to ...

AgriNurture income doubles in 9 months
Philstar - 2017-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture trading firm AgriNurture Inc. almost doubled its net income for the nine-month period on the back of higher sales. In a regulatory filing, the company said it earned P14.5 million in January to September as consolidated ...

Metro Pacific water unit gears up for expansion
Philstar - 2017-11-17
SYDNEY - Metro Pacific Water, the water unit of infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. for operations outside Metro Manila, has identified a number of water districts to take over or partner with in line with its aggressive ...

Partnership with China benefits Cloudfone
Business Mirror - 2017-11-17
In Photo: Integrated Development Studies Institute (IDSI) President George Siy with speakers ... "According to the Commission on Higher Education, only about 18 percent of Filipino graduates finish a degree in STEM majors [science, technology ...

Fourplay: The one reason the Huawei Nova 2i will leave you feeling unsatisfied
Business Mirror - 2017-11-17
Requirement for membership eligibility include any of the following: a single P1.25-million purchase at AC Automotive dealerships; an accumulated purchase of P2 million made in the last five years; a purchase worth at least P3 million from Ayala Land ...

Gialon, 2 others share lead
Business Mirror - 2017-11-17
"I just hope to regain my touch and confidence. I really wanted to win but I need to play it wise," said Gialon, seeking a follow-up to his runaway victory at ICTSI Calatagan in June.

Metro Pacific to ramp up water business expansion
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-17
In waste water solutions, MetroPac Water holds 65% of Ecosystem Technologies International, Inc. MPIC is one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc. Hastings Holdings ...