We endorse: Metro Parks Tacoma stronger with Andrea Smith on board
Tacoma News Tribune - 2017-09-28
Where does one start when assessing what Andrea Smith, Hanberg and company have accomplished? Point Defiance continues to be a focal point, for sure. The Pacific Seas Aquarium is the largest capital project in Metro ... vision for park investment in ...

Megaworld moves into swanky new abode
Philstar - 2017-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Megaworld Corp., the listed property developer of tycoon Andrew ... the Alliance Global Tower is now home to Megaworld and its subsidiary brands Global-Estate Resorts Inc. (GERI), Empire East Land Holdings Inc. and other affiliate ...

PLDT to award up to 860,000 shares to key officers, employees
Rappler - 2017-09-28
MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Incorporated will award a total of 860,000 common shares to its key officers and employees who contribute to its long-term transformation and financial goals. In March 2016, the telecommunications giant said it intends to turn ...

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91
Philstar - 2017-09-28
Competition and the internet reduced circulation to less than 3 million by the 21st century, and the number of issues published ... flying between his homes on a private DC-9 dubbed "The Big Bunny," which boasted a giant Playboy bunny emblazoned ...

Noble profession
Philstar - 2017-09-28
After that or in 2008, a campaign was launched by former Education Secretary and De la Salle University president Br. Armin Luistro, together with Metrobank Foundation Inc. president Aniceto ... high school or college are the lessons I learned from them.

Mondilla up by 3 as rivals waver
Philstar - 2017-09-28
PLDT and M.Y. Shokai Technology, Inc. The rest must turn in impeccable rounds to get back into the thick of things with Elmer Salvador and Jerson Balasabas at far joint fourth at 210 with 69 and 70, respectively, and Villanueva dropping to a share of sixth ...

PhilWeb eyes resumption of operation by Q4
Philstar - 2017-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- PhilWeb Corp., now owned by businessman Gregorio "Greggy" Araneta III, hopes to be able to operate again as early as the fourth quarter of the year after earlier receiving the green light from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming ...

AIIB clears co-financing for Metro flood project
Philstar - 2017-09-28
The board of the China-led multilateral development bank approved on Sept ... commitments of $640 million which include $150 million from the International Finance Corp. (IFC) itself and $340 million from other investors. AIIB said the fund would ...

Bone Marrow as Delicacy
Philstar - 2017-09-28
Marrow bones are used to make pho in Vietnamese cooking, Italian osso buco, French pot-au-feu, German Markklöbchen, Filipino bulalo, South Asian nalli nihari - the list goes on! In the light of such fact, Nicoletti believes that bone marrow isn ...

Lanete: Routes Asia hosting spells opportunities for Cebu
Philstar - 2017-09-28
"By then, our new airport terminal will be operational too," the business leader said. She added the chamber will continue to support the DOT and Mactan Airport in this initiative. "This is a much welcomed development," she said. Passenger traffic at the M ...

DOT, media team up to promote tourism
Philstar - 2017-09-28
Joining the congress were big names in the media industry such as Havas Media, Carat Philippines, Dentsu X Philippines, United Print Media Group, ABS-CBN, CNN Philippines, Manila Broadcasting Company, Radio Mindanao Network, TV5 and the Philstar Media Group.

Meralco hikes sales volume forecast
Philstar - 2017-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has hiked its sales volume projections this year as demand continues to pick up in its franchise area. Sales volume this year is seen to grow five percent by year-end, still a robust ...

Floor wage to rise in Metro Manila starting Oct. 5
interaksyon.com - 2017-09-28
Metaphil Workers Union and the Union Bank Employees Association. John D. Forbes, senior adviser of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, said via text that "we do share concerns... that rapidly rising wages benefits workers in regional ...

BPO firms drive demand for Iloilo office space
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-28
Present in the province since 2007 are property giants Megaworld Corp., Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), and Robinsons Land. In 2018, around 46,100 sq.m. of office supply are expected to come online, which will come from ...

AIIB approves funding for flood control project in Metro Manila
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-28
This is the first project the China-led ... Housing Finance Corporation in the resettlement portion. AIIB President Jin Liqun earlier committed to finance the P37.76-billion EDSA Bus Rapid Transit, alongside the Asian Development Bank.

Stocks resume slide as foreign funds exit market
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-28
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gave up 65.88 points or 0.8% to ... Agarao, vice-president of Philequity Management, Inc. "US stocks rose on Wednesday, with both the large-cap S&P 500 and the small-cap Russell 2000 hitting intraday records ...

Isuzu Philippines launches new truck variants
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-28
In Photo: Shojiro Sakoda (from left), Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) executive vice president; Kazushi Okawa, Mitsubishi Corp. Japan executive vice president and Group CEO Machinery; Hajime Koso, IPC president; Masanori Katayama, Isuzu Motors Ltd. president ...

Pushing boundaries
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-28
After graduating from De La Salle University with ... of rattan in the Philippine forest. The global economic crisis in the late 2000s also affected the US building and construction industry which was the main market for the Cebu furniture industry.

PSEi slips below 8,200
Inquirer - 2017-09-28
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Duterte says 'favoring' Globe cost Salalima his DICT post
Rappler - 2017-09-28
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte said he asked Rodolfo Salalima to resign as secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) because he was allegedly "favoring" Globe Telecom. Salalima earlier said he ...

China increases security, social control before Congress
Egypt Today - 2017-09-28
Many of the tightened security measures target migrants, with ID checks at metro stations and patrols outside ... on tech giants Tencent Holdings Ltd, Baidu Inc and Weibo Corp for failing to censor online content. MOVIE RELEASE DELAYED The measures are ...

Salalima was asked to quit for favoring Globe Telecom, says Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-28
President Duterte has revealed that he had asked former Department of Information and Communications Technology secretary Rodolfo Salalima to resign from his post for favoring Globe Telecom. Salalima previously served as a Senior Vice President for ...

Ag Sciences Career Day set for Oct. 10
State College - 2017-09-28
Companies scheduled to appear include international ... Many organizations represented at Ag Sciences Career Day have roles related to finance, supply chain, engineering, sales and marketing. Employers are seeking students interested in both internships ...

Clyde widens lead
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-28
PLDT and MY Shokai Technology Inc. The rest must turn in impeccable rounds to get back into the thick of things, with Elmer Salvador and Jerson Balasabas at far joint fourth at 210 with 69 and 70, respectively, and Villanueva dropping to a share of sixth ...

Megaworld eyes Bonifacio South
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-28
Megaworld Corp., one the biggest landlords in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig said it will study plans to participate in the proposed Swiss Challenge for the 33.1-hectare Bonifacio South Pointe being auctioned by state-run Bases Conversion Development Authority.

Market slides; EDC advances
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-28
BDO Unibank Inc., the largest lender, rose 0.8 percent to P130.70, while retailer Puregold Price Club Inc. went up 0.6 percent to P52. Meanwhile, Australian and Japanese bonds joined a global sell-off and Treasury yields reached the highest levels in two ...

Stock index ends higher on late bargain-hunting
Inquirer - 2017-09-28
Luis Gerado Limlingan, managing director at stockbrokerage Regina Capital Development, said yesterday that investors were rebalancing their portfolios, with the addition of Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. to the 30-member benchmark index. "However ...

Jollibee partners with Globe Business to expand its express delivery service
Inquirer - 2017-09-28
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, recently signed with Globe Business, the enterprise and information and communications technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, to centralize its express delivery service to ...

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91
Philstar - 2017-09-28
Competition and the internet reduced circulation to less than 3 million by the 21st century, and the number of issues published ... flying between his homes on a private DC-9 dubbed "The Big Bunny," which boasted a giant Playboy bunny emblazoned on the ...

NU seeks piece of lead against SSC
Malaya Business Insight - 2017-09-28
The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) yesterday said the industry is projected to grow by single-digit levels yearly until... Continued government investment in infrastructure - both soft and hard - is ...

PAL now offers 20% discount for senior citizens, PWDs online
Rappler - 2017-09-27
MANILA, Philippines - Like rival Cebu Pacific, Lucio Tan-led Philippine Airlines (PAL) upgraded its system to allow senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) to get discounts for online bookings. In a statement released on Tuesday, September ...

With friendly environment, Philweb forecasts profitable comeback in 2018
Inquirer - 2017-09-27
Gaming firm Philweb Corp. sees a potential return to profitability in the fourth quarter of this year leading to a full-year turnaround by 2018, confident its business as a gaming service provider will be backed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp ...

Cebu to host 2019 Routes Asia
Philstar - 2017-09-27
"From January to December 2017, Philippine Airlines, Air Asia, and foreign airlines China Eastern, Sichuan, Xiamen and Shenzhen will be bringing a total of 482,196 additional international airseats as a result of our aggressive air talks and negotiations ...

Criminal syndicate to get a private army?
Philstar - 2017-09-27
In a news report, Salalima hinted that he resisted "pressure" and rejected requests for favors. Knowing Rudy during his years in Globe Telecom where we would have lunches or dinners whenever he comes to Cebu, this was classic Rudy who cannot tolerate ...

Late bargain hunting props up share prices
Philstar - 2017-09-27
Luis Limingan, managing director at Regina Capital, said "Philippine investors continued to clean and rebalance their portfolios ahead of the window dressing and the addition of Robinsons Retail Holdings into the 30 member index." The PSE has announced ...

Philippines stocks higher at close of trade; PSEi Composite up 0.63%
investing.com - 2017-09-27
Investing.com - Philippines stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials, Holding Firms and Property sectors led shares higher. At the close in Philippines, the PSEi Composite gained 0.63%. Rising stocks outnumbered ...

PH, Japan cite measures to fast-track implementation of infra projects
interaksyon.com - 2017-09-27
after which "both sides reaffirmed to continue holding expert-level consultations to address issues concerning railway projects to ensure their smooth implementation," including the planned first phase of the Metro Manila Subway(from Quezon City to ...

The making of a makeup brand
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-27
Ms. Trillo completed a Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. She pursued further studies on Strategic Brand Management and Marketing Distribution Management at the Asian Institute of Management. Even from a young age, Ms. Trillo already ...

Tycoon Gokongwei gets a taste for e-commerce
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-27
Other parts of the conglomerate, including department stores, will eventually follow. Robinsons joins SM Investments Corp. and Ayala Corp. in exploring e-commerce for a country where life revolves around the old-fashioned mall. All three launched online ...

Philippines’ booming casino sector at risk of oversupply
- 2017-09-27
HONG KONG — Overinvestment in the Philippines’ thriving casino sector could become a reality as investors chase lucrative returns in Asia’s fastest-growing gaming hub, casino-to-ports magnate Enrique Razon, Jr. told Reuters on Tuesday. Business is also at risk of being cannabalized when casinos operated by the state are privatized next year, said Mr. Razon, who …

PSE index ekes out small gain on bargain hunting
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-27
"Philippine investors continued to clean and rebalance their portfolios ahead of the window dressing and the addition of RRHI (Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc.) into the 30-member index. However in this instance, they turned to bargain hunting on market ...

Megaworld starts planning for 6th tower in Taguig CBD
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-27
MEGAWORLD Corp., the property development arm of businessman Andrew Tan, said it is planning for its sixth office tower in its Uptown Bonifacio property in Taguig City. Megaworld Senior Vice President Kevin Tan said the developer has already completed four ...

Exorcising the ghost of the past
Rappler - 2017-09-27
In 1998, the said assets were transferred to an escrow account at the Philippine National Bank (still a government bank then) pending the resolution of the ownership issue. For the human rights victims, however, the mechanism to put Marcos to account was ...

Schneiderman boasts of AG environmental action
Politico - 2017-09-27
French: The New York Power Authority is considering how to finance increased investment in energy services ... solar development as a poor use of federal lands. Zinke urged solar companies to focus on smaller rooftop projects rather than sprawling ...

From CFO to CEO: Making the big leap
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-27
At Manila Water Co., where she spent nine years and won the CFO of the Year award, Nuesa has been credited for taking the company public immediately after the 1997 Asian financial crisis. "It was the first IPO that sold shares internationally ...

France-Germany rail merger aims to take on China
CNN Money - 2017-09-27
Siemens has been pursuing partners for its railway business, reportedly holding ... global market dynamics," said Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens. Related: The German economy has a weak link: Infrastructure CRRC has won major contracts to supply metro cars ...

Mondilla grabs lead
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-27
CLYDE MONDILLA dished out a near impeccable putting touch to shoot a four-under 68 and wrest a one-stroke lead over gutsy Dino Villanueva halfway through the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Players Championship at the Summit Point ...

FEU in contention
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-27
FAR Eastern University (FEU) rolled past Jose Rizal U ... The Lady Tams, on the other hand, close out their eliminations campaign against the Lyceum of the Philippines University Lady Pirates on Monday. Victories by NU and FEU will pushed them to the ...

Sensex ends over 430 points lower, Nifty closes below 9800; midcaps tank
Domain-b - 2017-09-27
State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Canara Bank, Axis Bank, PNB, Bank of Baroda, Yes Bank and HDFC Bank were down 1-2 percent. 12:50 pm Buzzing: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries share price fell 3.4 percent intraday after tepid outlook from the management for ...

Alejano challenges Duterte to sign waiver or resign
Philstar - 2017-09-27
The accusations of the senator that the president had clandestine wealth started during last year's national election campaign when Trillanes alleged that then-Mayor Duterte had P211 million deposited in the Bank of the Philippine Islands branch in Julia ...