Frequency earmarked for bidding seen not enough for third telco
Inquirer - 2016-10-23
given that the remaining spectrum assets under its control excluded services to about half of subscribers in the Philippines, an information and communications technology expert said. The landmark bidding, which the National Telecommunications Commission ...

Quezon City holds job fair at 5th district
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-23
Participating firms included Convergys, Sitel, SM Supermarket, DMCI Construction, EEI Construction, Bioessence, Gardner College, and CDO among others. Mayor Herbert Bautista has been pursuing an aggressive employment program initiative to complement his ...

Stocks likely to trade sideways
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-23
Among the companies scheduled to release quarterly earnings this week are Manila Electric Co., Aboitiz Group and Philex Mining Corp. Analysts expect the PSEi, the 30-company bellwether, to trade between 7,570 and 7,720 points this week. Investors are also ...

Stocks likely to trade sideways
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-23
"We expect the PSEi [Philippine Stock Exchange index] to move together with the international ... Top gainers last week were JG Summit Holdings Inc. which climbed 10.8 percent to P78.90, Megawide Construction Corp. which rose 10.1 percent to P15.94 ...

Visa reforms to hike tourist arrivals-DOT
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-23
The visa-on-arrival rule for Indian citizens, in congruence with a similar privilege for Filipinos visiting that country, even encouraged Philippine Airlines to mount direct flights to New Delhi in April 2011. This was scrapped by November 2011 ...

BusinessMirror editor receives Sulo Ng Bayan award
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-23
Angel R. Ojastro III, secretary-general of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Associations; Alveo Land Inc.; E.U.Jingco Construction; G.G.UY Constructions; CB Richard Ellis; Arch. Jojo Tolentino; Megaworld Corp. for Township Project McKinley Hill ...

AEV to allot P50B in capex in 2017
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-23
The company currently has its office in Makati, but Lozano said it plans to move to Arca South, the former FTI complex, now being developed by Ayala Land Inc. as the next commercial-district alternative to Makati and Fort Bonifacio in Taguig. He said the ...

Garcia: Record fiscal performance secured SBMA win in 2016 Asia CEO Awards
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-23
For this award, the SBMA bested contact center and performance marketer Acquire BPO; top BPO firm Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines Inc.; appliance maker Concepcion Industrial Corp.; electronics manufacturer Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc.; and ...

Globe signs deals with China firms, to hike infrastructure spending
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-23
GLOBE Telecom Inc. has vowed to ramp up infrastructure spending over the next five years after signing several telco deals in China over the weekend, a feat that will hopefully translate to better-quality internet services in the Philippines. Ernest L.

Aboitiz maintains P60-B capex in 2017
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-23
Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. is investing almost P60 billion next year for the continued expansion of its subsidiaries engaged in the power, food, cement and property development businesses. In an interview during the weekend, AEV Senior Vice President ...

MOU on Chinese investment in Global Gateway project in Sangley signed
interaksyon.com - 2016-10-23
The MOU on the Investment into the so-called Philippine Global Gateway Project of up to $20 billion was signed by All-Asia Resources and Reclamation Corporation (ARRC ... logistics hub and mixed-used real estate property development in Sangley, Cavite.

Ayala Land earns Asian CSR Award for native landscapes and urban biodiversity program
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-23
organized by the Asian Institute of Management - Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR CSR). The 14th Asian CSR Awards was a featured event at the annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR ...

Filipino executive in global best list
Manila Standard Today - 2016-10-22
Cu has been the president and CEO of Globe Telecom since April 2009. Before this, he was the chief executive of SPI Global Technologies, the business process outsourcing arm of the PLDT Group. He graduated from De La Salle University with a BS degree in ...

PH companies invest in weather forecasting
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-22
Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, Mountain Hardware, Marco Polo, Globe Telecom, Sarangani Energy Corp., The Net Group, Pilipinas Shell, Anvaya Cove, SN Aboitiz Power Group, Ocean Adventure and Pisig Worldwide. WPF also has partnerships with non-government ...

Fil-Am aims to build large-scale ocean energy generator
Philstar - 2016-10-22
He said renewable energy company First Gen Corporation of the Lopez-owned First Philippine Holdings Corp. already committed to support his development of the large-scale ocean energy generator.

Globe inks $750-M deals with tech partners
Philstar - 2016-10-22
MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom Inc. signed $750 million worth of deals with technology partners to accelerate the use of new LTE technologies for improved mobile internet services. In a statement, the Ayala-led telco said the deals, which cover a ...

DOE-Meralco program connects 18,000 homes
Philstar - 2016-10-22
MANILA, Philippines - Households given legal access to electricity under the partnership of Department of Energy (DOE) and Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) hit the 18,000-mark of of mid-October. From July 8 to Oct. 14, the DOE said a total of 18,026 ...

FEU champions the tamaraw
Inquirer - 2016-10-22
beyond its being the symbol of the university. Following their example, FEU partnered with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and its Tamaraw Conservation Program. The big break came in 2012 when FEU formalized a partnership with the World ...

Smart hits 1.4 Gbps data speed using LTE-Advanced
Philstar - 2016-10-22
MANILA, Philippines - The wireless unit of PLDT Inc. and technology partner Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. achieved data speeds of 1.4 Gigabit per second (Gbps) during tests conducted using LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). For the series of laboratory tests conducted ...

Pacman spars, leaves for Los Angeles
Philstar - 2016-10-22
Pacquiao was to board the 9 p.m. Philippine Airlines flight to Los Angeles with his wife, Jinkee, and his team members, including Roach, who arrived in Manila four weeks ago. The Filipino boxing superstar who just retired last April is coming back to fight ...

PH companies invest in weather forecasting
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-22
Valeriano, a civil engineering graduate from University of the Philippines-Diliman and a former investor relations officer at Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. and Manila Water, says WPF has a website and a mobile application that delivers accurate weather ...

Fresnedi gives free e-jeep rides to yellow card holders
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-22
Quiet but efficient e-jeepneys take residents from the hustle and the bustle of the city to the vast expanse and corporate ambiance of Filinvest City Alabang and to the cool and quiet surroundings of Ayala Alabang Village. The city government uses a ...

Storm reshapes office memos
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-22
From left: Storm Squares product head Dodge Ronquillo, Storm founder and chief executive Peter Cauton and Xurpas Inc. chief executive Nix Nolledo Instead of manually filling up and filing forms, employees may now request documents via Squares. Employee ...

A longer term view of mining (Part II)
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-22
However, regulation is much more complicated compared with the large mines and would require organization/cooperation among the miners themselves and the strong coordination between DENR and the local government units (LGUs). They will need significant ...

Pacquiao gives Roach a reason to smile
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-22
Exactly two weeks before facing Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas, Pacquiao gave his long-time trainer, hall of Fame entrant Freddie Roach a reason to board the Philippine Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles wearing a big smile. "That left hand can kill you ...

ICYMI: Newton Meeting on Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project
Patch - 2016-10-22
These motorists will be directed to make a U turn at Sun Life Financial in order to return to I-95. For Rt. 9 westbound to I-95 northbound: Take the I-95 southbound on-ramp Proceed on I-95 southbound to Highland Avenue Take Exit 19A for Highland Avenue ...

Internet rights group pushes for open competition in telco industry
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-22
MANILA -- An Internet rights advocacy group is asking the government to urge the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to review the telecommunication deal of PLDT, Globe Telecom and San Miguel Corp (SMC) and provide guidelines that will reallocate ...

PSE index falls on Duterte pivot away from US
m.bworldonline.com - 2016-10-22
The top five gainers were Discovery World, Bogo Medellin Milling, the Alliance Select Foods International, Manila Mining "B" and the Philippine Seven "Common." The top five decliners were Apollo Global Capital, First Gen Corp.-Series "F" (FGenF ...

Market falls; Bloomberry up
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-21
All six sectors ended in the red, while nine of the 20 most active stocks ended in the green, led by casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp. which climbed 7.6 percent to P5.81 and Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. which advanced 6.1 percent to P1.22.

DD allots P6.6b for new hotels
Manila Standard Today - 2016-10-21
DoubleDragon Properties Corp. said it will spend P6.6 billion to accelerate the expansion of JinJiang Inn across the Philippines. DoubleDragon said in a disclosure to the stock exchange unit Hotel of Asia Inc. planned to build 2,000 JinJiang Inn hotel ...

Chinese steel firm to invest $700m
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-21
The state-owned firm will look at various resources projects in the Southeast Asian nation under a memorandum of understanding signed with Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc., the Philippine producer said in a stock exchange filing on Friday. Under the deal ...

Experts urge urban dwellers to de-stress, settle in sanctuary
Inquirer - 2016-10-21
One developer is Empire East Land Holdings Inc., which is highly regarded for their innovative developments and unique approach to home development. For Empire East, it is always all about providing the right balance: a place where one can rest and ...

A new height in Metropolis living
Inquirer - 2016-10-21
Gil Coscolluela, the common area interior designer; Edgar Saavedra and Mike Cosiquien of Megawide Construction Corp., the general contractor; Jose Oscar Salvacion and Franz Ziebert of Design Coordinates, Inc., the quantity surveyor and in-charge of ...

Philippine firms secure over $11B deals during China trip
Philstar - 2016-10-21
Both Mannage Resources Trading Corp. and Global Ferronickel ... president of Melco Crown Philippines, said the company was looking at expanding its business in the country. Melco Crown is the owner and operator of integrated resort, City of Dreams located ...

DOT taps SM China malls for tourism promotions
Philstar - 2016-10-21
BEIJING -- The Department of Tourism has signed a memorandum of agreement with SM Prime Holdings Inc. to use the SM malls in China as venue for tourism promotion activities. Under the agreement, SM will provide the exhibit and advertising areas across all ...

Ashton to provide quality workmanship, service to PH market
Inquirer - 2016-10-21
Some of their notable projects include Amanpulo Resorts, Solaire Casino, Vista Mall, Ayala Land Enterprise Plaza and Eton Centris. The Ashton Showroom is located in 35 Wilson St. near Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills West, San Juan, Metro Manila. Check out their ...

Demand for upscale, well renowned projects on the rise
Inquirer - 2016-10-21
Rising in Century City, Makati, the luxury tower is developed by Century Properties Group and with no less than Studio Daniel Libeskind at the helm of architectural design. Spire is the first Armani-branded building in the Philippines, awarded as the Best ...

SMX convention center to rise at SRP
Philstar - 2016-10-21
Previously, Hans Sy, the immediate past president of SM Prime Holdings, said the company would build the arena and convention center in the property it will jointly develop with Ayala Land Inc. He was referring to the 26-hectare land which the SM-ALI Group ...

Etiquette Program for Women in Leadership
Philstar - 2016-10-21
On this note, and in celebration of strong, empowered women everywhere, women leaders and front liners of Cebu City Marriott Hotel along with representatives from the Ayala Business Club Group - namely Cebu Holdings Inc, Globe, Honda and Isuzu - on October ...

AirAsia launching Cebu-Singapore flights
Philstar - 2016-10-21
MANILA, Philippines - Philippines AirAsia will begin offering direct ... Lumpur in Malaysia from three to four times weekly effective Oct. 29. At present, the airline also has direct flights from Cebu to Incheon in South Korea.

FamilyMart opens in Cebu
Philstar - 2016-10-21
Garbed in Happi coats were guests of honor Japan FamilyMart managing director and managing executive officer for the international business division Masaaki Kosaka, consultant Hidenori Tsunematsu, Ayala Land Inc. head of corp. planning Meimei Bauzon ...

Market falls below 7,700
Inquirer - 2016-10-21
Other actively traded companies were Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc., up 5.22 percent to P1.21, Metropolitan Bank and Trust, unchanged at P86.95 and SM Investments Corp., up 0.07 percent to P697 per share.

Market falls; Bloomberry up
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-21
All six sectors ended in the red, while nine of the 20 most active stocks ended in the green, led by casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp. which climbed 7.6 percent to P5.81 and Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. which advanced 6.1 percent to P1.22.

ERC may move deadline for open access scheme
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-21
Meralco, meanwhile, disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange it received the copy of the order, but said "the TRO is not expected to have any effect on the distribution business of Meralco as its distribution charges are not in issue in this case."

SSS relocates to a bigger branch in busy Cubao area
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-21
Aside from SSS Cubao, employers and members in the area can also visit the SSS Service Office at the 3rd Floor of Ali Mall where they can apply for SS and Employer ID numbers, submit loan and benefit applications, and undergo UMID data capture from 10 a.m ...

Chinese firm eager to invest in tourism ventures in Subic
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-21
The City of Dreams Manila was set up by Macau-based gaming firm Melco Crown Entertainment ... "Doors to more opportunities for cooperation and capacity building between Manila and Beijing are now opulently wide." She added: "With the signing of ...

Local, international business communities focus on PHL growth
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-21
The winners are Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for TCS Executive Leadership Team of the Year; HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Philippines) Inc. for the syncHRony Global Top Employer of the Year; Edgar Chua, Shell Philippines, for Smart Enterprise Global ...

Local, international business communities focus on PHL growth
BusinessMirror - 2016-10-21
Inc., for Aski Global CSR Company of the Year; iMaverick International Corp., for LBC Business Solutions, SME Company of the Year; Magsaysay People Resources Corp. (MPRC), for I-Remit Heart, for OFWs Company of the Year; Joe Magsaysay, president of Potato ...

Smart posts 1.4-Gbps data speeds using LTE-Advanced tech
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-21
WORKING with strategy and technology partner Huawei, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications has achieved test data speeds of 1.4 Gigabit per second (Gbps) using the cutting-edge data capabilities of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). In a series of laboratory tests ...

SC issues TRO to stop Pasig RTC from implementing RCOA
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-21
Officials from the DOE did not reply when sought for comment. The SC decision was dated October 10, 2016, Meralco said, which stated it may appeal the case. "All we can say is we will look into all possible legal options," said Meralco Senior Vice ...