Century Tuna inspires marine conservation and learning
Manila Standard Today - 2016-12-11
Century Tuna endorser James Reid graces the opening of the Marine Conservation Lab Gracing this significant occasion was Senator Kiko Pangilinan who lauded the effort of Century Pacific Food, Inc., WWF and Kidzania Manila. "The sea is very much a part of ...

Blue Dragons hold off Greenies in PSSBC opener
m.philstar.com - 2016-12-11
Hope Christian, meanwhile, missed pulling off an upset in the tournament also backed by Mighty Sports, Choi Garden, Hanabishi, Frabelle Hotdogs, Davies Paints, Molten, and Philippine Airlines as it fell into a maze of errors late in the game. Hope ...

J-Pop singing contest
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-11
Inc., and Canon Marketing Philippines, Panasonic Philippines Corporation, and Sony Philippines supported the event. Other sponsors included the Center for Pop Music Philippines, HERO TV, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines ...

J-Pop singing contest
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-11
Inc., and Canon Marketing Philippines, Panasonic Philippines Corporation, and Sony Philippines supported the event. Other sponsors included the Center for Pop Music Philippines, HERO TV, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines ...

DOE's Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards to honor 180 energy stakeholders
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-12-11
The DEAEEA Technical Evaluation Committee with representations from the DOE, Philippine National Oil Company, National Power Corporation, Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), Petron Corporation, Chevron Philippines Incorporated, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum ...

Solon questions PSA approval on US firm to bag P1.59-B deal
The Daily Tribune - 2016-12-11
Partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate of Bayan Muna asked the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) why it allowed the US firm Unisys to win the P1.59-billion contract for the computerization of the civil registry system when it was the sole bidder. A ...

Philippine banks unfazed by threat of Fed rate hike
BusinessMirror. - 2016-12-11
There would be a gap, probably, but it depends on how long that gap would last," he said. As for PSBank, the thrift banking arm of the Metrobank Group, President Vicente Cuna Jr. said the prospect of a rate hike has been discussed for a long time ...

ACRI: Power oversupply in Mindanao to last only 3 years
BusinessMirror. - 2016-12-11
A TOP executive of Alcantara led-Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACRI) said over the weekend the impending oversupply in Mindanao would only last for three years. "In our estimation, there will still be an oversupply, but it will only last for about ...

Foton back on top
BusinessMirror. - 2016-12-11
And so Foton went to seasoned Serbian Coach Moro Branislav, who delivered once again after sweeping Petron in their best-of-three championship series of 2016 Asics PSL Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera on Saturday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Ex-PNCC official: Dominguez was cleared in Radstock deal; so should we
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-12-11
MANILA -- Why should officials of the state-run Philippine National Construction Corp. be charged for an anomalous P6.1-billion debt settlement, when the executives of the private creditor--including current Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III--were ...

PNCC official: Dominguez was cleared in Radstock deal; so should we
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-12-11
MANILA -- Why should officials of the state-run Philippine National Construction Corp. be charged for an anomalous P6.1-billion debt settlement, when the executives of the private creditor--including current Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III--were ...

Christmas cards for Duterte: Ople Center prodding OFWs to make them at their party
interaksyon.com - 2016-12-11
gifts and food packages to more than 500 OFW families invited to the event, which is also co-sponsored by Paramount Life and General Insurance Corporation, I-Remit, Inc. and the Social Security System.

Heritage by Dominic Rubio
clickthecity.com - 2016-12-11
Dominic Rubio was born in Paete, Laguna, a lakeshore town long famous for its woodcarving tradition. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts, major in commercial arts. He first worked briefly as artist in one of the largest multi ...

DTI calls on Singapore-based Filipinos to join the Philippine startup ecosystem
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-12-11
The seminar with the Filipino community in Singapore further included discussions with industry influencer Joey Gurango of Gurango Software, SPRING.ph and Xurpas. He provided tips for starting out and creating traction based from his vast experience.

Young Zalora CEO changes fashion retail
Manila Standard Today - 2016-12-10
Campos helped establish Zalora Philippines in January 2012 when he was 28, after working for The Boston Consulting Group in Singapore and Ayala Land Inc. Campos graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Princeton University in 2005.

Six Filipino kids train in Barcelona
BusinessMirror. - 2016-12-10
The kids are the products of the two-month-long TM Football Para sa Bayan (TM FPSB) talent search organized by Globe Telecom in July and August. Globe was tapped by Malaysian media and entertainment firm Astro to be its partner in discovering talented ...

Meralco phases out old Makati substation
Philstar - 2016-12-10
MANILA, Philippines - Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is phasing out another ageing substation in Metro Manila as part of its conversion program to enhance power delivery service and further bring down system loss. Meralco filed an application with the ...

Foton sweeps Petron, retains SLiga crown
Philstar - 2016-12-10
MANILA, Philippines - Foton had some anxious moments before going for the kill to dominate Petron, 25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 25-17, and win the Asics Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera crown last night at the Philsports Arena.

Lopez Holdings Corp (LPZ)
investing.com - 2016-12-10
A brief summary - strong Buy, Buy, strong Sell, Sell or Neutral signals for the Lopez Holdings Corp stock. A detailed technical analysis through moving averages buy/sell signals (simple and exponential for 5,10,20,50,100 and 200 periods) and common chart ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-12-10
To ensure that clients have sufficient time to complete their transactions this busy holiday season, Bank of the Philippine Islands and BPI Family Savings Bank have extended banking hours on weekdays in over a hundred branches as well as Saturday banking ...

The Year In Tech: Fake news, burning phones and mixed realities
Rappler - 2016-12-10
With more than 49 million monthly active users in the Philippines, Facebook followed suit ... At the onset, it is clear that it is a marketing office, and not focused on engineering or development. Cloud computing leader Amazon Web Services (AWS), which ...

Hermoso-Co, Caparros-Gallent share honors in Founders Cup
m.philstar.com - 2016-12-10
Koreans Oh Jie-sik and Lee Tong-hwa topped Class A on 131 (83-48) while Cavite Board Member Munding del Rosario and Fred Pareja had 139 (91-48) to win Class B of the tourney which had Petron Corporation, Philippine Airlines, Banco de Oro-CLG/VISA ...

Who's vying for the post of SC Justice Brion?
Rappler - 2016-12-10
Court of Appeals Associate Justice If appointed, he will have 10 years as SC magistrate before he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 Law degree from the University of the Philippines Prior to his appointment to the CA in 2005, he used to work at ...

Foton secures back-to-back PSL Grand Prix titles after surviving Petron
Rappler - 2016-12-10
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Foton Tornadoes emerged victorious for the second straight year as they rout the Petron Blaze Spikers, 25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 25-17 to claim the 2016 Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix Championship on Saturday, December 10 ...

JBC shortlists 7 bets for SC vacancy
Philstar - 2016-12-09
The three others in the list are CA Associate Justices Amy Javier-Lazaro and Noel Tijam, and Centro Escolar University law school associate dean Rita Linda Ventura-Jimeno. Last Dec. 2, the JBC released another shortlist of five candidates for the vacancy ...

Ex-Solgen wants graft case dismissed
Philstar - 2016-12-09
MANILA, Philippines - Former solicitor general Agnes Devanadera has asked the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the graft case filed against her by the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the settlement deal signed by the state-owned Philippine National ...

Books of the year
Philstar - 2016-12-09
Coroza (UP Press) Best Design: "Roberto Chabet," book design by B+C Design, Manila (King Kong Art Projects Unlimited Inc.) Publisher of the Year: The University of the Philippines Press

Korean companies eyeing PH, says Lopez
Manila Standard Today - 2016-12-09
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, prior to the conclusion of a four-day trade mission to Korea, said Phoenix Semiconductors Philippines Corp. had committed to invest ... tourism and real estate development, finance and insurance, food and agribusiness.

Korean companies eyeing PH, says Lopez
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-09
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, prior to the conclusion of a four-day trade mission to Korea, said Phoenix Semiconductors Philippines Corp. had committed to invest ... tourism and real estate development, finance and insurance, food and agribusiness.

Bloomberry not actively seeking a buyer for Jeju
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-09
Bloomberry Resorts Corp., the integrated casino and resort developer owned by businessman Enrique Razon. Jr., is no longer actively looking for a buyer for its Jeju casino property in South Korea after negotiations with a Macau junket operator fell through.

Alsons kicks off socialized housing in MIndanao
Manila Standard Today - 2016-12-09
In a talk with the Manila Standard, Tomas Alcantara, president and chairman of Alsons Consolidated Resources (ACR), said the eight-hectare Molave Homes, located in Alabel beside the Sarangani provincial capitol, "is a response to the call of the local ...

Celebrating the season, developers bring joy, hope to communities
Inquirer - 2016-12-09
ROCKWELL LAND CORP. Behind the walls and the well-guarded community of Rockwell Land Corp. (RLC) are employees and leaders who are compassionate, always ready to lend a helping hand especially to those in need. Although often preoccupied by work given the ...

Kitchens rise to stardom
Inquirer - 2016-12-09
Luxury developer Ayala Land Premier understands this, a reason why the upscale condominium residences of its soon-to-rise masterpieces, the 69-storey Park Central South Tower at the intersection of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue and the 52-storey Two ...

FIGBA final elims up at Roligon today
m.philstar.com - 2016-12-09
Bakbakan 2016 is co-presented by Thunderbird the Winning Formula and B-MEG Integra Power Maxx in cooperation with Excellence Poultry & Livestock Specialists, Lakpue Drug Inc., Hagibis, Salto, Vitarich Titan, Vio-Plus, Pit Fighter and Mad Science.

PSL: Petron looks past Game 1 loss, strives to even Grand Prix finals
Rappler - 2016-12-09
MANILA, Philippines - With two sets marked on their side of the scoreboard and the whole arena reverberating with "Go, Petron!" chants, the Blaze Spikers seemed to be in perfect shape to sweep the defending champions. That was until Jaja Santiago ...

DoubleDragon secures P5.3B via bond issuance
Inquirer - 2016-12-09
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange Friday, DoubleDragon said it would issue ... The shopping mall business is under its flagship subsidiary CityMall Commercial Centers Inc. (CMCCI). SM Investments Corp. has a 34-percent stake in this ...

Bloomberry holds off sale of casino venture in Korea
Philstar - 2016-12-09
MANILA, Philippines - Bloomberry Resorts Corp. of ports tycoon Enrique Razon has deferred the sale of its first casino venture overseas, Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino in Korea, after the potential buyer ran out of funds. In June, Bloomberry announced the sale of ...

6 CA justices, law school dean on JBC short list for SC seat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-12-09
Reyes Jr., and Japar Dimaampao with five votes each; CA Associate Justices Amy C. Lazaro-Javier and Noel G. Tijam, and Centro Escolar University Law School Vice Dean Rita Linda S. Ventura-Jimeno with four votes each. Brion will reach the mandatory ...

Foton goes for kill in PSL finals
m.philstar.com - 2016-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- After hammering an emotional come-from-behind victory, Foton would go for the kill and shoot for the title as it clashes with Petron in Game 2 of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Philsports Arena in Pasig Saturday.

Superliga: Foton escapes past Petron in Game 1
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-09
Foton stormed back from a two-set deficit to escape Petron by the skin of its teeth, 20-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-9, to conquer Game 1 of the Asics Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera best-of-three finals showdown on ...

Archdiocese of Manila priest among Tofil awardees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-12-09
Pascual studied philosophy at the Our Lady of Angels Franciscan Seminary and theology at the San Jose Major Seminary at the Ateneo de Manila University. He was ordained as a priest on March 6, 1987 and obtained his Master in Development Management at the AIM.

IACT launches enhanced Pasig River Ferry service
interaksyon.com - 2016-12-09
In partnership with the private firm Megaworld Corp., top government officials, including Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Tim Orbos, spearheaded the ...

JBC releases shortlist for SC post to be vacated by Justice Arturo Brion
interaksyon.com - 2016-12-09
Ventura-Jimeno (4 votes). Out of the seven nominees, only Ventura-Jimeno is a private lawyer working as Vice Dean of Centro Escolar University Law while the rest are magistrates of the Court of Appeals. Ventura-Jimeno is the mother of Department of Public ...

Globe Business advances contact center industry expansion in PH
Inquirer - 2016-12-09
In fact, the country has been dubbed the "Ultimate Customer Experience Paradise" in the 11 th International Contact Center Conference & Expo (ICCCE) where Globe Business, the enterprise information and communications arm of Globe Telecom, acted as co ...

COCKTALES | Govt offices start holidaze mode
interaksyon.com - 2016-12-08
And that doubled package is just for starters. Tubio, a former president of Victorias Milling, is just marking his first year as Roxas Holdings CEO on December 16. Pegged for the last two years, the senior management pay package at Roxas Holdings from next ...

Power sector staring contest
Inquirer - 2016-12-08
Basically, the deal will allow people to use their Beep cards to buy items at the popular Japanese chain, brought here by the Ayala Group and partner SSI Group. Of course, the Beep is the "tap and go" card commuters use at all elevated train lines in ...

Razon advises firms to cope with changes
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-08
Meanwhile, Ayala Corp. chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala cited the need for the country to focus on education to enable Filipinos to adjust to the changing landscape. Zobel de Ayala said while Philippines was one of the beneficiaries of globalization ...

Razon advises firms to cope with changes
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-08
Meanwhile, Ayala Corp. chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala cited the need for the country to focus on education to enable Filipinos to adjust to the changing landscape. Zobel de Ayala said while Philippines was one of the beneficiaries of globalization ...

2GO owners asked to recognize investor
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-08
The Manila regional trial court ordered the existing shareholders of 2GO Group Inc. to recognize Udenna Corp. as an investor in the publicly listed logistics company. Udenna is a company owned by Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. chief executive Dennis Uy ...

Okada casino to open December 21
Manila Standard Today - 2016-12-08
Solaire Resort & Casino of Bloomberry Resorts Corp., which became operational in March 2013 was the first integrated resort and casino to open in Entertainment City. It was followed by City of Dreams Manila led by Macau-based Melco Crown group which opened ...