GRADUATION SPEECH: Striving in the Age of Selfies
Mindanews - 2017-05-01
Want create site? With Free visual composer you can do it easy. (Speech delivered by Samira Ali Gutoc, co-founder of the Young Moro Professionals and presently a Commissioner at the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, at the Ateneo Law and Graduate School ...

Officials urge fishermen to help guard Bohol waters
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-05-01
At the Press Briefing for the updates on the Inabanga clash between government troops and Abu Sayyaf Group members, Police Task Group Commander ... Army Intelligence officer Lt Col. Adolfo Espuelas Jr., however was positive that the seven ASG remnants ...

Sajid Ampatuan charged 161 times for Maguindanao ghost projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-05-01
and provincial engineer Datu Ali Abpi, Al Haj. Although he faces trial for murder, Ampatuan has been released from detention on an P11.6-million bond because evidence was not strong enough to deny him the right to bail. To keep his temporary liberty amid ...

No decent paying jobs for working women in the Philippines
Bulatlat - 2017-04-30
It is much worse in the provinces where seven out of 10 are considered poor, such as in Lanao del Sur. Half of the population in Maguindanao, Northern Samar, Saranggani, Sulu, Bukidnon and Zamboanga del Norte ... 18.9 percent in agriculture.

Biz Buzz: Energy sector turf war
Inquirer - 2017-04-30
The first salvo was fired by Transco and its newly appointed president and CEO Melvin Matibag when he wrote NGCP president and CEO Henry Sy Jr. asking the latter to explain why telecommunications firms Globe Telecom and Smart Communications were allowed to ...

Filinvest to spend P40B in capex, equity investments this year
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-30
FILINVEST Development Corp., the holding firm of the Gotianun Family, said it will spend more than P40 billion this year, half of which will be plowed into its property-development arm and the rest to its other businesses, such as power generation and ...

SMC ventures into tidal power
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-30
Under the agreement, SMHC and PNCC will build San Pedro-C6 Laguna Lake Road, extending the South Luzon Expressway from San Pedro, Laguna and passing along the shores of Laguna Lake and ending at C6 in Taguig. Other projects are Tanauan-Tagaytay Expressway ...

SMC ventures into tidal power
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-30
Under the agreement, SMHC and PNCC will build San Pedro-C6 Laguna Lake Road, extending the South Luzon Expressway from San Pedro, Laguna and passing along the shores of Laguna Lake and ending at C6 in Taguig. Other projects are Tanauan-Tagaytay Expressway ...

IN PHOTOS: Binibining Pilipinas winners, prizes, Q&A answers
Philstar - 2017-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Among the thousands who auditioned, 40 contestants made the cut, and now, six were crowned winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2017 at the Araneta Coliseum in ... and Events major from La Trobe University in Australia.

Power Smashers overpower Lady Warriors; BaliPure gains
Philstar - 2017-04-30
"She was not even in the first 6," said Gorayeb of the FEU mainstay, who grew up in the US. "But I think she can be a starter. She proved effective." Jocemer Tapic came away with 14 points while veteran Joy Cases put in 12 hits and Iari ...

COMPLETE LIST: Binibining Pilipinas 2017 top 15 finalists
Philstar - 2017-04-30
Tarlac "Charmaine graduated Cum Laude with an International Hospitality Management degree from Siena College, and has been working as a flight attendant in Philippine Airlines" Age: 24 Hometown: Binangonan, Rizal "26-year-old Christa graduated with First ...

Gotianum-owned Cyberzone to raise P6 B from fixed rate bonds
Philstar - 2017-04-30
In a prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Cyberzone, a 100 percent subsidiary of Filinvest Land Inc., said it plans to issue P5 billion in five year bonds plus an oversubscription option of P1 billion. "Proceeds of the ...

Phl should pursue better clean coal technology
Philstar - 2017-04-30
In the Philippines, the first of coal plant with USC technology would be under Meralco PowerGen Corp. (MGen), the power generating unit of power distribution giant Manila Electric Co. (Meralco). Through its subsidiary Atimonan One Energy Inc. (A1E), it is ...

Binibining Pilipinas 2017 complete list of top 25 finalists
Philstar - 2017-04-30
Age: 24 Hometown: Tanauan City, Batangas "She is an HRM graduate and a ramp model. " Age: 25 Hometown: Marilao, Bulacan "She finished high school at Southville International School. Then decided to move to New Zealand for a cooking course aside from the ...

About that labor shortage in Japan
Philstar - 2017-04-30
This news is important to the Japanese people because convenience stores like FamilyMart, 7-Eleven or Lawson in Japan provide instant breakfast, lunches or dinners to a great majority of the Japanese workers who do not have the luxury of cooking their food ...

Filinvest ramps up spending to P40B this year
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-04-30
The group partnered with Gokongwei-owned JG Summit Holdings, Inc. for an unsolicited proposal to expand Clark International Airport for P186.64 billion. The conglomerate is setting aside P40 billion for capital expenditures and investment this year ...

MPTC claims lost revenues from delayed tariff adjustments breached P6B
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-30
FOREGONE revenues of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) in the delayed implementation of tariff adjustments in toll fees has breached the P6-billion level. Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) President Rodrigo E. Franco said the government now owes the ...

First Gen confirms meeting with PNOC to build LNG terminal
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-30
FIRST GEN Corp. of the Lopez group confirmed last week it has been meeting with state-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. "First Gen confirms our executives have had meetings with PNOC ...

Filinvest to spend P40B in capex, equity investments this year
BusinessMirror - 2017-04-30
FILINVEST Development Corp., the holding firm of the Gotianun Family, said it will spend more than P40 billion this year, half of which will be plowed into its property-development arm and the rest to its other businesses, such as power generation and ...

Stock index likely to top 7,700 level
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-30
Top gainers last week were Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. which jumped 13.4 percent P54.45, Philippine National Bank which went up 8.3 percent to P65.20 and Belle Corp. which climbed 5.9 percent to P4.10. Heavy losers included Alsons Consolidated Resources ...

Novelist wants to rewrite PH real estate industry
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-30
reemerged from retirement five years ago to establish a company that aims to offer better real estate products in the country. He is the author of "Patriots on the Street," a novel about love of country. Keyland Corp., a five-year-old company ...

Q1 economic growth likely up at least 6% - Metrobank
Philstar - 2017-04-30
MANILA, Philippines - Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank ... hinge on the implementation of various infrastructure projects identified by the Duterte administration. The government has raised the budget deficit cap to three percent of GDP instead ...

Presidents Duterte and Widodo launch Davao-GenSan-Bitung shipping route
Mindanews - 2017-04-30
The greater connectivity, Lopez said, will broaden the expansion of trade among the ASEAN countries. Lopez named the Aboitiz-led Pilmico, CDO Foodsphere Inc., San Miguel Corporation, Frankilin Baker, Unilever, FEMSA Coca Cola, and ACS Manufacturing as the ...

Addressing myths of PPPs
Rappler - 2017-04-30
Pecson was the former vice president at Holcim Philippines for 7 years and senior consultant at PHINMA Corporation for 6 years. He also served as an assistant professor at the Department of Engineering of the University of the Philippines Diliman from 1981 ...

Taking two roads well traveled
Inquirer - 2017-04-29
"Most of the deals I led in Security Bank were the smaller kind. The turning point was really [tech solutions company] Xurpas. [It had] all the makings of a good [deal], but banks kept turning them down because of their size," says Galang, who accepted ...

Hotelier takes on task to grow Aruga
Inquirer - 2017-04-29
Godinez was contemplating on retirement in the Philippines until he met Nestor Padilla, president and CEO of Rockwell Land Corp. The developer had just formed a new company for its hospitality projects. Barely a year into his post, Godinez says he is kept ...

Cirtek eyes over $100-M revenues
m.philstar.com - 2017-04-29
MANILA, Philippines - Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp., a Laguna-based technology company expects revenues to reach more than $100 million in 2017, 35 percent higher than the previous year. To boost revenues, Cirtek said it is beefing up its international ...

Wanted robber fall for swindling
Philstar - 2017-04-29
Police Chief Inspector Roderick Gonzalez, Chief of Consolacion police, said that Clifford Tamayo, 19, and his cohorts allegedly introduced themselves as installers of Globe Telecom to Meghan Pialago, a resident of Barangay Tugbongan, Consolacion who ...

Cirtek eyes over $100-M revenues
Philstar - 2017-04-29
MANILA, Philippines - Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp., a Laguna-based technology company expects revenues to reach more than $100 million in 2017, 35 percent higher than the previous year. To boost revenues, Cirtek said it is beefing up its international ...

Difficult situation
Philstar - 2017-04-29
According to Globe Telecom chief technology and information officer Gil Genio, they should not complain if they prevent telecommunications companies from setting cell sites or smaller outdoor distributed antenna systems (ODAs). The range of a typical ...

PLDT warns firms vs cyber threats
Philstar - 2017-04-29
MANILA, Philippines - A unit of PLDT Inc. is urging local companies to go beyond the use of security software and hardware in addressing cyber threats. With the rise of the Internet of Things or use of internet-connected devices that have the capacity to ...

CTRP 'cornerstone' of infra buildup funding
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-04-29
Among them were Jaime Zobel de Ayala of the Ayala Group, Tessie Sy Coson of SM Investments Corp., Danel and Sandro Aboitiz of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Edgar Injap Sia II of Double Dragon Properties Corp.; Kevin Tan of Megaworld Corp.; and Michael Tan of ...

Korean tour body lures more corporate Pinoys as tourists
BusinessMirror. - 2017-04-29
Asia United Bank First Vice President Leonides Intalan, Jeju Air Philippines GSA General Manager Robert Choi, Cheongshim Peace World Center CEO Kim Hee-su and Korean Air Regional Director Kim Seung-wook. THE Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) in Manila ...

CTRP 'cornerstone' of infra buildup funding
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-04-29
Secondly, we will utilize ODA (official development assistance ... Among them were Jaime Zobel de Ayala of the Ayala Group, Tessie Sy Coson of SM Investments Corp., Danel and Sandro Aboitiz of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Edgar Injap Sia II of Double Dragon ...

The Art Of Imposing One's Will, According To Volleyball Star Mika Reyes
fhm.com.ph - 2017-04-29
Mikaaaa Reeeyeeees!" We have followed her from the UAAP to Philippine SuperLiga (PSL), the semi-pro league where she now plays for the Petron Blaze Spikers. IMAGE Winston Baltasar Her no-nonsense approach to defense and offense is what powers her game.

7-Eleven to open 412 new stores this year, allots P4 billion for nationwide expansion
The Daily Tribune - 2017-04-29
Aiming to tap more business growth prospects in various regional markets in the country, world-renowned convenience store chain giant 7-Eleven announces its aggressive expansion campaign with the opening of 412 new stores across the country this year.

Asian Terminals allots P4.6B this year for Manila, Batangas ports upgrades
Inquirer - 2017-04-29
Following a record year, Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) is spending more to expand and improve its Manila and Batangas port projects. ATI, led by STI College chain of schools owner Eusebio Tanco, said it would spend at least P4.6 billion in capital expenses ...

Okada Manila readies expansion
Philstar - 2017-04-29
Some market insiders are speculating the move of Chemical Industries of the Philippines, the principal shareholder of LMG Chemicals Corp. to sell 65.92 percent of its shareholdings in LMG may be a backdoor entry for Okada. Okada Manila, which commenced ...

Globe to intensify LTE deployment
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-04-29
MANILA-- Globe Telecom has further increased its mobile Internet speed as it ramps up its deployment of long-term evolution services across the country. Globe has registered the highest in terms of LTE availability with speeds of 7.42 Mbps compared to the ...

PHL set to push agenda on MSMEs
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-04-29
Habito, a Professor of Economics in the Ateneo de Manila University, said the Philippines may push such agenda with the aim to have small businesses make up a bigger percentage of the region's total jobs and output. MSMEs currently comprise 95 to 99 ...

Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) Completes Prepackaged restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11
StreetInsider - 2017-04-29
He has over 25 years of experience in global capital markets and finance with investment ... Mr. Keglevic has been at Energy Future Holdings Corp. since 2008, serving as Chief Executive Officer of TCEH since October 2016, Chief Restructuring Officer ...

A heartfelt union
Philstar - 2017-04-28
Notable and distinguished guests including Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua, executive secretary Salvador Medialdea, Alliance Global Group Inc. chairman and CEO Dr. Andrew Tan, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and RichPrime Global Inc. president and CEO Myrna ...

Developer launches biggest project in Cebu
Philstar - 2017-04-28
It is also developing a 17.5-hectare mixed-use project in Mandaue City the Gatewalk Central with Ayala Land. He added the property firm also has a 400-hectare landbank in Liloan town, Cebu. Since then, Aboitiz Land has developed more than 612 hectares of ...

Hemingway and Dean redux
Philstar - 2017-04-28
LODESTAR By Danton Remoto (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 29, 2017 - 12:00am When I was growing up in the 1980s it was the drag race: young men, boys really, stepping on the gas, hurtling their glossy cars into the darkness. It would be on Ortigas ...

Maynilad starts up P435-M reservoir
Philstar - 2017-04-28
MANILA, Philippines - West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. has began operations of a P435-million ... The Pangilinan-led water company is spending P13.2 billion for its water and wastewater infrastructure projects this year.

Filinvest allots P40b for bank, property spending
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-28
Yap said the group allotted P20 billion in capital expenditures for property unit Filinvest Land Inc. and P10 billion for the hotel and property group under Filinvest Alabang Inc. Filinvest Development allotted P12 billion for banking unit East West ...

ATI earmarking P4.6b for expansion of ports
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-28
Asian Terminals Inc. earmarked P4.6 billon for capital expenditures this year to fund the expansion of ports in Batangas and Manila. ATI said it would expand Batangas Container Terminal by extending its crane rails and container yard. The company expects ...

First Gen is ready for LNG terminal
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-28
First Gen Corp. said it has been developing a liquefied natural gas terminal for the past five years to ensure its 2,000-megawatt operating gas plants will have LNG to replace Malampaya gas when it runs out. The company said the development would pave the ...

First Gen is ready for LNG terminal
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-04-28
First Gen Corp. said it has been developing a liquefied natural gas terminal for the past five years to ensure its 2,000-megawatt operating gas plants will have LNG to replace Malampaya gas when it runs out. The company said the development would pave the ...

Figba semis on
Philstar - 2017-04-28
Other backers are Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists, LDI, Hagibis, Salto, Vitarich Titan, Vio-Plus, Pit Fighter and Mad Science Details: visit www.figba.org or contact the FIGBA secretariat: (02) 634-2807; 0947 TYFIGBA (0947 8934422).