Nickel miner turns site into agro-forest
Philstar - 2017-09-23
Philippines -- Misconceptions about mining are far too common but largest nickel miner Nickel Asia Corp. is proving that mining can be a positive influence that can catalyze broad, transparent and sustainable growth and socio-economic development.

PAL reschedules several flights to New Zealand, Australia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-23
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced the rescheduling of several flights to New Zealand and Australia because of the ongoing repair of an aviation fuel pipeline at the Auckland airport in New Zealand. However, PAL said in a statement ...

Razon acquires 34.8% stake in North Harbour firm
Inquirer - 2017-09-23
In selling its interest in the domestic port terminal business, Petron--a unit of the San Miguel group--said the rationale was to focus on its main business. It was not clear whether the sale was caused in part by the rift within the family of Reghis ...

Ces Oreña-Drilon: Queen of Shibas
Philstar - 2017-09-23
Ces and Ricky have put up a company for their malunggay farm and they now supply ... Our conversation shifts to Ces and her partner Ricky, who also has a day job at First Philippine Holdings. "Ricky and I come to the farm almost every weekend," says ...

Philippines top CEOs: Partner up or part ways
Philstar - 2017-09-23
Before I run out of space, I would exchange my usual last paragraph to make way to the legacy statements shared by our CEO icons during my interviews with them: Ernest Cu (Globe Telecom, Inc.) - If you built a culture that is strong enough to stand ...

Phoenix Petroleum expands to Singapore
Philstar - 2017-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Davao-based Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. is expanding into Singapore with the establishment of a trading company to market and trade its products. The company formed a Singapore-based trading company "for the primary purpose ...

Czech Republic pumps prime projects into PHL
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-23
Peter and Paul has baroque altars ... to the cultural development of the Filipino nation was the construction of the famous Chapel of Saint Joseph the Worker, otherwise known as the Ossorio Chapel, in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, by Czech-born ...

Tourism confab features earth-friendly farming
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-23
Set at the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel in Iloilo City from October 2 to 4 ... Midway Hills in Passi City Tourism Undersecretary Silvino Tejada and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Undersecretary Eduardo Gongona will also deliver keynote speeches ...

DepEd lauds outstanding Filipino teachers of 2017, stresses need for continuous capacity building
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-09-23
Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones and Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost ... the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) honored four teachers included in the 2017 Outstanding Filipinos ...

PH stocks down as investors pocket recent gains
Inquirer - 2017-09-23
On the other hand, GT Capital rose by 2.21 percent while Ayala Corp. and Security Bank both gained over 1 percent. SM Prime, SM Investments and BPI also firmed up. Notable non-PSEi gainers included exploration firm PXP, which surged by 27.47 percent.

SSS to sell part of real estate assets to help fund pension hike
Inquirer - 2017-09-23
The Social Security System (SSS) will sell 47 condominium units and 49 parking slots in Mandaluyong City worth a total of at least P344 million as the state-run pension fund disposes of more properties to fund the pension hike approved by President Duterte ...

Greenpeace: PH is third worst plastic polluter of oceans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-23
Plastic waste from products made by Indonesian firm PT Torabika Mayora was third most-seen on Manila Bay, Greenpeace said, with local firm Universal Robina Corp. at number four. Nestle provided Aguilar details of its "environmental sustainability ...

Del Monte PH sells US Sager Creek vegetable business
Inquirer - 2017-09-23
"Leading brands like Allens fit perfectly with our heritage of making authentic, southern-style vegetables ... Contadina, College Inn and S&W. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to ...

Philippine Harvest, French treats
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-23
To promote the richness of our agricultural bounty, the Department of Agriculture, together with Central Square and the SSI Group, Inc., will once again celebrate the Philippine Harvest, an organic, artisanal, natural and indigenous Agri-Food Fair to be ...

Pradera cruises to historic win
Philstar - 2017-09-22
This year's PAL Ladies Interclub sponsors are Primax Broadcasting Network, Mareco Broadcasting Network, Fox Sports, Travelife Magazine, People Asia, Asian Air Safari, Airbus, Travel Now Magazine/ TouchPay, Bombardier, PLDT and Mastercard. Support also ...

Top backers boost Highlands Ladies Cup
Philstar - 2017-09-22
Corp., Concrete Masters, SL Agritech Corp., Peerless Products Manufacturing Corp., Universal Robina and Kawsek & Co. are the early Bronze sponsors.

Fried chicken to crayfish wraps: Philippines' Jollibee eyes deals to grow
Reuters - 2017-09-22
MANILA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Filipino billionaire Tony Tan Caktiong, who has built Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC.PS) into a near-4,000 store purveyor of sweet-style spaghetti, burgers and fried chicken, is looking to buy existing brands in mature markets to ...

Cirtek to offer dollar-denominated securities
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-22
CIRTEK Holdings Philippines Corp. is selling dollar-denominated securities in a public offering this year to boost its war chest for expansion. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, the Laguna-based technology firm said it will raise as much as $200 ...

PayMaya partners with Facebook for transactions via Messenger
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-22
PayMaya is a subsidiary of Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations arm of PLDT Inc. Hastings Holdings, Inc., a unit of PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., has a stake in BusinessWorld through the Philippine Star Group ...

Weekend food trip: 8 adventures for taste buds
Philstar - 2017-09-22
"We invite the support of the public to events such as this because they play an important role in the development of export-oriented agribusiness ... the Kafe quickly expanded its horizon with its second branch at SM Southmall in Las Piñas City.

Globe raises capex by $100m
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-22
Globe Telecom Inc. has raised its capital expenditures by $100 million this year to finance the expansion of mobile data network. The company, a unit of conglomerate Ayala Corp., said the increased network spending would bring the 2017 capex to around $850 ...

Del Monte sells Sager Creek vegetable business for $55m
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-22
Del Monte Pacific Limited Inc. is selling its US-based Sager Creek vegetable business for $55 million, a move that will allow the company to focus on core business and explore new products. DMPL said in a disclosure to the stock exchange unit Del Monte ...

Razon firm buys into MNHPI
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-22
ICTSI said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange it signed a share purchase agreement with Petron Corp. for the acquisition of 10,449,000 MNHPI shares, representing 34.83 percent of the total issued and outstanding shares of the domestic port ...

Globe raises capital spending to improve mobile internet services
Inquirer - 2017-09-22
Globe Telecom is increasing its spending this year to improve its mobile internet network. Globe said in a filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday that capital spending for the full-year 2017 was pegged at around $850 million, up by $100 million.

Salalima bares to DICT employees reasons for wanting to leave office
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-22
These are the two reasons why Rodolfo Salalima, the first secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), offered ... launch of the Davao landing station of the Southeast Asia-United States submarine cable system last ...

PAL mitigates impact of Auckland, NZ fuel disruption
Global Nation - 2017-09-22
As New Zealand airport authorities expedite ongoing repairs on a ruptured aviation fuel supply pipeline, flag carrier Philippine Airlines assures that it is mitigating the impact of the fuel disruption in Auckland. The damaged pipeline has resulted in the ...

Biz Buzz: Trouble at Capitol
Inquirer - 2017-09-22
Members of the Capitol Hills Golf and Country Club in Quezon City--some years ago one of the best golfing destinations in Metro Manila--woke up not too long ... will replace Concepcion as dean of the UP College of Law, given the often contentious race ...

Nestlé, Unilever, P&G among worst offenders for plastic pollution in Philippines in beach audit
Greenpeace International - 2017-09-22
Manila - A week-long beach clean up has exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution after an audit of plastic waste conducted on Freedom Island, a critical wetland habitat and Ramsar site [1] spanning 30 hectares in Manila Bay - one of the ...

8990 plans P5B perpetual offering
Inquirer - 2017-09-22
Leading mass housing developer 8990 Holdings plans to raise P5 billion from an offering of perpetual preferred shares. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, 8990 Holdings said its board of directors had approved the offering and ...

Staten Island pride on display at City & State reception
Staten Island Advance - 2017-09-22
Every year the Staten Island issue is coupled with a reception for the honorees, this year five each in the categories of business, nonprofit ... recalled working across the aisle in Albany with the Democrats from Staten Island, huddling together with ...

Nestlé, Unilever, P&G among worst offenders for plastic pollution in Philippines in beach audit
Greenpeace International - 2017-09-22
The Greenpeace Philippines and #breakfreefromplastic movement audit, the first of its kind in the country, revealed that Nestlé, Unilever, and Indonesian company PT Torabika Mayora are the top three contributors of plastic waste discovered in the area ...

Solar Philippines nears new Meralco supply deal
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Solar Philippines expects to close an 85-megawatt power supply contract with Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) soon, its top official said. In a forum hosted by Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex), Solar ...

Union For Life starts selling guaranteed issue offer products
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-21
Union for Life, the bancassurance partnership of Insular Life and Union Bank of the Philippines (Union Bank), recently launched two guaranteed issue products exclusively offered to UnionBank clients. Insular Life Security is a guaranteed issue offer (GIO ...

Ang asserts SPPC paid obligations to PSALM
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-21
PSALM, according to Ang, said SPPC should have sold its power generation to the Wholesale Electricity Sport Market (WESM) instead of Manila Electric Company, as this allegedly would have optimized revenues from the high WESM prices during the period of ...

DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Wins $41.5M USASMDC/ARSTRAT Contract To Provide Software Prototyping And Experimentation Support
The Street - 2017-09-21
"We are pleased to be continuing our work with SMDC under this new D3I D2 task order," said Jess Granone, Vice President and D3I Program Manager at DECISIVE ANALYTICS. "We look forward to solving the customer's capability gaps by bringing innovative ...

Prep time
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-09-21
Visit onceonthisisland.com for details. "Matilda" will run from Nov. 10 to Dec. 10 at the Meralco Theater. Visit ticketworld.com.ph for tickets. This Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., I will be making my Dubai concert debut at the Dubai Opera! My brother ...

Business as usual for Toys R Us Philippines
Philstar - 2017-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Toys "R" Us stores in the Philippines remain open for business and are not affected by the financial restructuring of Toys "R" Us Inc, the largest toy store in the United States. In the Philippines, Toys "R" Us ...

DoubleDragon files for new share offering
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-21
DOUBLEDRAGON Properties Corp. has lodged with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) its application for a P7.5-billion follow-on offering that would help finance its aggressive expansion program. The property developer, owned by the founders of ...

Building on relationships
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-21
This practice allowed her to raise money to buy her first properties on installment ... Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc.; Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.; Intermed Marketing Philippines, Inc.; Jollibee Foods Corp.; LBC; SteelAsia and Universal Harvester ...

FLI teams up with French energy firm
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-21
Filinvest City in Muntinlupa. The Philippine DCS Development Corp. (PDDC), a 60-40 joint venture between the Gotianun-led real estate developer and ENGIE, said the system will have an energy efficient cooling capacity of 42.2 megawatts. This is enough to ...

Amazon is lifeline for retail workers, if they live in right city
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-09-21
Many of these new warehouse jobs are at Amazon fulfillment centers, buildings of about a million square feet where products are retrieved, packed into boxes and shipped to homes around the ... and manufacturing and 19 th Century jobs.

Foreign ratings
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-21
In its latest report this week, PERC had some unkind words for the Philippines, calling our political governance the weakest in Asia. According to its analysts: The quality of governance has deteriorated sharply under Duterte. Abrupt policy changes under ...

Hancock Timber Resource Group Acquires Approximately 79,000 Acres of Timberlands in Wisconsin
NASDAQ - 2017-09-21
About Manulife Asset Management Manulife Asset Management is the global asset management arm of Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife"). We provide comprehensive asset management solutions for investors across a broad range of public and private asset ...

International Speedway Corporation To Host Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results Conference Call
The Street - 2017-09-21
The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing Network SM, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service Corporation SM ... dining and entertainment development across from Daytona International Speedway, and has a 50 ...

Powering capital markets for more inclusive growth
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-21
According to Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), growing and strengthening the local investor base is vital to developing the capital market as an engine of inclusive economic growth in the Philippines. "Philippine capital markets are growing and ...

FLI, Engie to spend P1.5 billion for IT park cooling system
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-21
A joint venture between Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI ... The system hub will be owned by Philippine DCS Development Corp. (PDDC), a joint venture that is 60-percent owned by the Gotianuns and 40-percent controlled by French firm Engie. This plant will provide ...

Design Center of the Philippines introduces International Design Conference speakers
adobomagazine.com - 2017-09-21
Concurrently, she is a professor, teaching real estate brokerage and appraisal at De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde and University of the Philippines-Open University. Abi is a seeker with a profound burden for the current state and health of ...

Market soars; Waterfront up
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-21
Gainers outnumbered losers, 107 to 95, while 54 issues were unchanged. Fourteen of the 20 most active stocks ended in the green, led by hotel operator Waterfront Philippines Inc. which jumped 11.1 percent to P1.40 and aviation company MacroAsia Corp. which ...

Artkitektura Festival
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-21
In our regional malls like Glorietta and Trinoma, we integrated greens through pocket and roof top gardens," says Ayala Land Malls Inc. President Rowena Tomeldan. "What distinguishes Ayala Malls from others is the amount of space we allocate to ...

Pro-Duterte rallyists in Mendiola express support for drug war
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-21
Kaya ito ang pinaglalaban natin," said Martin Diño, chair of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA ... While Pro-Duterte rallyists gather in front of Centro Escolar University, protesters condemning the President held their program at the other ...