Semirara compliant with environmental rules - DOE
Philstar - 2016-09-24
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared Consunji-led Semirara Mining and Power Corp. of all environmental-related issues based on audits it conducted with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Semirara said ...

Fr. Tritz: He served the last, the least, the lost
Global Nation - 2016-09-24
10, a memorandum of agreement was signed between Erda Tech Foundation and First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP), represented ... giving me complete freedom to devote myself entirely to the services of our children and leprosy patients.

Arthaland eyes preferred share sale on November 18
Philstar - 2016-09-24
MANILA, Philippines - Boutique property developer Arthaland Corp. plans to start the sale of its preferred shares on Nov. 18. The company is targeting to issue P3 billion worth of shares, with an initial tranche of up to P2 billion to include an ...

No port congestion seen during holidays-PPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-24
In a manifesto, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association and Chamber of Customs Broker Inc in Cebu asked President Duterte to instruct the Department of Trade and Industry to check on the shipping ...

Volkswagen opens first CL dealership
Philstar - 2016-09-24
The Volkswagen brand was launched in the country in 2013 with Ayala Corp. spearheading the first five dealerships in the country located in Taguig City, Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Muntinlupa and Cebu City. The Laus Group of Companies, meanwhile ...

Globe completes TV white space trial for broadband
Philstar - 2016-09-24
MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom Inc. has successfully completed a TV white space trial for broadband use, a move that is seen to help the telco provide internet connectivity even in hard to reach rural areas. In a statement yesterday, Globe said it ...

Ericka Macarayan: From timid lass to accomplished change maker
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-24
The ARCYLC, which aims to gather high-potential student achievers interested in developing their skills as responsible leaders, is one of the corporate social responsibility initiatives of ARC Refreshments Corporation (ARC), the licensed bottler of RC Cola ...

Lascuña wins it all in playoff
Philstar - 2016-09-24
He wound up with a 74-286 worth P240,000. Zanieboy Gialon also rallied with a 69 to tie American Micah Shin, winner of the last leg at Central Azucarera de Tarlac Open who also limped with a 74, at 287 while Frankie Miñoza ended up solo sixth at 288 after ...

Korean-American teen scores breakthrough win
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-24
NINETEEN year old Korean-American Micah Shin finally scored a breakthrough win in the local pro circuit when he ruled the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Open crown at the Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac last weekend. If you think success came easy ...

Korean-American teen scores breakthrough win
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-24
NINETEEN year old Korean-American Micah Shin finally scored a breakthrough win in the local pro circuit when he ruled the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Open crown at the Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac last weekend. If you think success came easy ...

Aboitiz power firms expect profit hike
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-24
Nevertheless, based on the Aboitiz Power internal estimate, choosing the 10-percent income-tax rate scenario is still more value accretive for the company in the long run," it said in its September 23 report. The 10-percent income-tax rate will be ...

Lascuña bags TPC crown, Order of Merit title
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-24
He wound up with a 74 for a 286 worth P240,000. Zanieboy Gialon also rallied with a 69 to tie American Micah Shin, winner of the last leg at Central Azucarera de Tarlac Open who also limped with a 74, at 287, while Frankie Miñoza ended up solo sixth at ...

SM partners with UN in training PWDs on disaster preparedness
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-24
SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, has joined hands with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) to train persons with disabilities (PWDs) on disaster preparedness. It recently hosted the ...

At Photokina, camera makers carve out their territory
MSN - 2016-09-24
Like Olympus, Panasonic is hindered by the micro four-thirds format. The small sensor is an advantage for video, though, striking the right balance between too much and too little depth of field. However, other competitors, particularly Sony, could step on ...

Ericka Macarayan: From timid lass to accomplished change maker
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-24
The ARCYLC, which aims to gather high-potential student achievers interested in developing their skills as responsible leaders, is one of the corporate social responsibility initiatives of ARC Refreshments Corporation (ARC), the licensed bottler of RC Cola ...

T-Mobile-Sprint Fight, Less Liberty -- Telecom Winners and Losers
www.thestreet.com - 2016-09-24
The cable giant recently announced plans to launch a wireless service with Verizon, but owning its own spectrum could give them more options and potentially, leverage. Many analysts are still forecasting Apple's sales will be down annually in the December ...

SMDC leader keeps watch over vital mission
www.army.mil - 2016-09-24
In the past couple of months, we have had an opportunity to track satellite imagery that no other Army Component Command could see because of our strategic location and the ... Mighty Braves Battalion at Alcorn State University's Reserve Officers' Training ...

Salvador blasts way to 3-shot ICTSI led
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-23
Micah Shin sparked hopes of a fightback with a birdie-birdie start but the young American, who beat Lascuña by two for his maiden pro win at the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Open in Luisita last weekend, stumbled with back-to-back bogeys from No. 8 ...

Market slides; Nickel Asia up
Manila Standard Today - 2016-09-23
Seven of the 20 most active stocks ended in the green, led by mining company Nickel Asia Corp. which surged 6.6 percent to P6.94. Property developer Megaworld Corp. gained 1.9 percent to P4.79, while Metro Pacific Investments Corp. added 1.3 percent to ...

RCBC receives 5 awards
Manila Standard Today - 2016-09-23
The Treasury Group of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. once again received recognition from one of the most respectable finance publications in the region, Asiamoney magazine. In its annual poll of the best banks in foreign exchange products, Asiamoney ...

My teacher, my hero!
Philstar - 2016-09-23
Various foundations have chosen to focus on other advocacies, but Metrobank Foundation focused on the teacher. They spearheaded this move with their "My Teacher, My Hero" campaign. Their logo featuring a student and teacher reading together to form ...

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and her son Nate enjoy bonding over the Telpad
Philstar - 2016-09-23
"Technology helps me become a better mom," she revealed. "Specifically, I get a lot of help from PLDT HOME." Regine, who is also an ambassador for the brand, added, "They have a suite of products and services that are designed to give moms like ...

Daquis is PSL Manila skipper
Manila Standard Today - 2016-09-23
Also in attendance were local players Jovelyn Gonzaga of RC Cola-Army and Jen Reyes of Petron. Jaja Santiago of Foton, Frances Molina of Petron and Mika Reyes and Kim Fajardo of F2 Logistics, however, failed to make the session due to various reasons.

Airports and other destinations
Philstar - 2016-09-23
LODESTAR By Danton Remoto (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 24, 2016 - 12:00am Kerima Polotan, one of my favorite Filipino writers, noted that you can find the most passionate feelings expressed in airports. Endpoint of arrivals and departures ...

Vega extends tender offer for Liberty shares
Philstar - 2016-09-23
MANILA, Philippines - Vega Telecom Inc. (VTI) is extending the tender offer period for common shares of subsidiary Liberty Telecoms Holdings Inc. until Oct. 20, in compliance to the directive of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). "VTI has ...

Transportation to end common rail station row
Manila Standard Today - 2016-09-23
"Hopefully by September 28, all the four stakeholders will sign the common station [agreement]," Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said, referring to SM Prime Holdings Inc., Ayala Land Corp., Metro Pacific Investments Corp and San Miguel Corp ...

Housing for cops, soldiers unoccupied
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-23
Secreto sasud 450 units were reserved for the low-salaried personnel of Armed Forces of the Philippines, 450 for the Philippine National Police, and 50 units each for the Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Correction. City Engineer Dony O. De Paz said ...

DOE clears Semirara Mining coal operations of toxicity
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-23
The Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) has been cleared by the Department of Energy (DOE) on raps against environmental breach on its operations. A report of the department that was furnished to SMPC Chief Executive Officer Isidro Consunji ...

Globe eyes stronger tie-up with DPWH over fiber optics
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-23
MOBILE services provider Globe Telecom Inc. hopes to further strengthen its partnership with the public works department to minimize--if not totally avoid--fiber-cut incidents that disrupt its services. In separate letters to the Department of Public ...

PAL eyes 80% load factor to new Manila-Auckland route by end-December
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-23
AUCKLAND, New Zealand--Despite stiffer competition, Philippine Airlines is keen on further driving the growth of its less-than-a-year-old Manila-Auckland service, targeting to end 2016 with at least an 80-percent average load factor. Ma. Divinagracia R.

Private forecast places Q3 inflation at 2.1%
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-23
First Metro Investment Corp. and the University of Asia and the Pacific (FMIC-UA&P) have adjusted its average third quarter inflation estimate to 2.1 percent from an earlier flat two percent but also sees "further downward movements" in the short run.

Shake Shack, Next Generation Burger Joint (SHAK)
Investopedia - 2016-09-23
Shake Shack Inc. (SHAK) began as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park ... "We have an opportunity to be the next generation burger joint." The only argument that can be made against this prediction is that consumers are less interested in red meat ...

The Fed finally broke the business cycle
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-23
Douglas MacArthur was a terrible battlefield commander. His successes in World War II came primarily leading a US division in support of French action against the Germans. His 30-year relationship with Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon led to his being ...

Salvador grabs lead
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-23
It further boosted my confidence," said Salvador, who pooled a nine-under 207 and moved 18 holes away from nailing a second victory in the last three legs of the circuit after ruling the Splendido Taal tournament three weeks ago. Lascuña, who went on a ...

Rappler Talk: Eric Alberto on technology, development, and the future
Rappler - 2016-09-23
MANILA, Philippines - Rappler talks to Eric Alberto, executive vice president of the PLDT Group, about how businesses adapt to the increasing pace of technology. A little over a decade ago, landlines were the lion's share of telcos' revenue. Fast forward ...

Sta. Lucia developing 4 Sotogrande hotels
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-23
PROPERTY developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. said its tourism-expansion project is now in full swing, developing at least four hotels under its local brand. The company said it is developing two Sotogrande hotels, which are mixed-use buildings, in Quezon City ...

Green projects take centerstage in IFC-PGBI certification system
Philstar - 2016-09-23
IFC and PGBI launched recently the EDGE green building certification system in the country, naming ItalPinas Development Corp., Imperial Homes Corp. and Phinma Properties Holding Corp. for their highly energy efficient green building developments.

SCENE CITY| Belen Saramosing-Ramirez, one of the awardees for the 100 Most Influential Women in the World Award
mindanaotimes.net - 2016-09-23
In Honolulu, she worked as a Flight Attendant for Pan American World Airways (PAN AM) for several years. After PAN AM, she joined Philippine Airlines as a Customer Service Representative at the Honolulu International Airport. She was then sent to ...

Free Wifi offered in all NAIA terminals
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-23
Transportation Secretary Art Tudage and PLDT and Smart Chairman President and CEO Manuel V Pangilinan, during the launching of High Speed Wifi at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals. All Four NAIA terminals now each have backhaul capacity ...

NAIA terminals get 'carrier-grade' Smart Wi-Fi for passengers, airport users
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-23
MANILA- PLDT and Smart Communications rolled out Friday their carrier-grade Wi-Fi at the four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in simple rites led by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, who has been looking to boost the ...

NAIA terminals get 'carrier-grade' Smart Wi-Fi for passengers, airport users
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-23
MANILA- PLDT and Smart Communications rolled out Friday their carrier-grade Wi-Fi at the four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in simple rites led by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, who has been looking to boost the ...

Bloomberry denies Solaire is involved in drug coddling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-23
MANILA -- Integrated gaming resort developer Bloomberry Resorts Corp. refuted on Thursday an allegation of a murder convict who acted as a witness at a House of Representatives hearing that someone from its management team was involved in coddling illegal ...

Bloomberry denies Solaire is involved in drug coddling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-23
MANILA -- Integrated gaming resort developer Bloomberry Resorts Corp. refuted on Thursday an allegation of a murder convict who acted as a witness at a House of Representatives hearing that someone from its management team was involved in coddling illegal ...

3 workers drown in Semirara barge in Antique - report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-23
The three were among crew members who conducted an inspection and repair of the barge SB Alexi docked at the Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) pier at Barangay Semirara on Semirara Island. One of the three workers went down through a manhole to ...

Sanjeev Gupta of Liberty House: Salvager of distressed assets
Live Mint - 2016-09-22
which began as a commodities trading firm that he had kicked off as a student at Cambridge University. Gupta, who moved to the UK when he was 13, said his earliest memories of India are the steel mills and engineering plans his father owned. "I was expos ...

Cortez roars to second double title romp
Philstar - 2016-09-22
MANILA, Philippines - Larco Cortez bucked the odds to nail his second double title win in the fourth leg of the Petron Tri-Activ ROK Karting Super Series at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga recently. The young karter rallied to upend older ...

AC Energy breaches 1,000-MW capacity target
Philstar - 2016-09-22
MANILA, Philippines - AC Energy Holdings Inc., the power generating arm of conglomerate Ayala Corp., has breached its 1,000-megawatt (MW) capacity target with the construction of the 668-MW GNPower Dinginin project now in full swing. With the ...

BDO named first PERA administrator
Philstar - 2016-09-22
MANILA, Philippines - BDO Unibank Inc. is the first institution in the country to be accredited as administrator of the contributions made by employers and employees to a retirement savings program. The universal bank owned by retail and banking magnate ...

China Bank injects P2B into thrift unit
Philstar - 2016-09-22
MANILA, Philippines - China Banking Corp. is pumping P2 billion in fresh equity to its thrift bank arm to beef up its capital base and bankroll its aggressive expansion program. Corazon Morando, vice president and corporate secretary of China Bank ...

Toll road opening eases trip to Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-22
It will also go a long way in easing traffic congestion in surrounding cities, and support growth in southern Metro Manila," said SMC president Ramon S. Ang. SMC estimated that more than 40,000 motorists would use the Naia Expressway Phase 2 daily.