GMA, ABS-CBN both claim top spot in Aug TV ratings
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-02
RIVAL broadcasters GMA Network Inc. and ABS-CBN Corp. claimed on Friday they cornered dominance in Urban Luzon and the nationwide audience share last month. In a statement, GMA, the television network led by the Gozon, Jimenez and Duavit families ...

Cash-flush market allows early end to Metrobank CD sale
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-02
"Metrobank is moving the close of the offer period to Monday, September 5, 2016. Despite the early close, the issue and listing date remain unchanged at September 19, 2016," Juan Placido T. Mapa III, head of investor relations, told the Philippine ...

Regus opens 25th business hub in Davao City
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-02
It came to the Philippines, with its first center in the Enterprise Center in Makati in 1999, and has expanded to its 25 locations today. Davao-based Damosa Land Inc., the real-estate arm of Anflo Management and Investment Corp., has been doing business in ...

Ayala sells another BPO investment
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-02
LiveIt Investments, Limited (LiveIt), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, has divested its 58.71 percent stake in Integreon, Inc., a leading global provider of legal support, research and business services to law firms, financial institutions ...

Legazpi City is ready for business
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-02
Legazpi is a center of education in the Bicol region. It is home to two universities (Bicol University and Aquinas University of Legazpi) and a number of colleges and technical-vocational schools. The training and teaching health institutions in Legazpi ...

New Members Added To New York Philharmonic Directors And International Board
Broadway World - 2016-09-02
His late father, Professor Carl Friedrich Seemann, was a renowned pianist. Tony Tan Caktiong is the founder and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corporation, one of the largest restaurant companies in Asia. The company has expanded its global presence to more ...

CHED wants mandatory drug tests for college admissions
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-02
"It is something that we should be doing because the drug menace is real," Monico Jacob, president of STI Education Systems Holdings Inc., told Reuters, referring to compulsory tests. STI, which has more than 103,000 students this academic year, has ...

CHED wants mandatory drug tests for college admissions
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-02
"It is something that we should be doing because the drug menace is real," Monico Jacob, president of STI Education Systems Holdings Inc., told Reuters, referring to compulsory tests. STI, which has more than 103,000 students this academic year, has ...

Petron offers rewards program to Uber drivers
Philstar - 2016-09-02
MANILA, Philippines - Petron Corp. has entered into a partnership with ridesharing application Uber that will allow Uber drivers to avail of special bonus points and a cash rebate with the use of the Petron Value Card. Under the partnership, discounts and ...

Learn how to trade stocks the PSE way
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-02
The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. has started to conduct free stock market seminars to give Filipinos more opportunities to learn about stock market investing. The weekly seminars - which started this month -- will be conducted every Tuesdays from ...

Maragusan hosts 9th ComVal family health fair
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-02
Private companies like the Apex Mining Company, DOLE-Maragusan and Therma Marine Inc., also participated in the fair by offering free congee to the beneficiaries and the health personnel as well. The provincial health office together with the Department of ...

National Federation of Filipino American Associations and GMA Network honor Fil-Am achievers
GMA Network - 2016-09-02
The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) and GMA Network through its international business ... Filipino American Association of Philadelphia, Inc. or FAAPI; Filipino American Community Action Group or FilAmCAG of Hampton Roads ...

UAAP Season 79: Welcome to the mayhem of the DLSU Green Archers
sports.tv5.com.ph - 2016-09-02
Thomas Torres talked about his team, his coach, and their new system in a hushed yet confident tone. It was if he was trying to encapsulate the chaos and control the disorder into one word. Then he repeated. "Mayhem talaga." The De La Salle Green ...

Smart spends P400M for disaster warning broadcast system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-02
The flagship wireless unit of PLDT Inc. invested in broadcast technology that would allow "high-risk" communities to get timely alerts during calamities, a statement on Friday showed. Smart Communications said P400 million was spent on a cell ...

26 distressed OFWs from Kuwait repatriated, provided with Assist WELL program
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-02
The said OFWs, who worked as household service workers, arrived Fridaymorning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 669. The depatriates ran away from their respective employers due to poor working conditions ...

Construction innovation showcased in Housing Solutions Congress
Inquirer - 2016-09-02
Don Lee, CEO of Republic Cement Services Inc., which co-presented the Housing Solutions Congress, shared how the company is committed to address the housing shortage and access to affordable homes by developing environment-friendly cement products and ...

Philippines Wants Mandatory Drug Tests For College Admissions
International Business Times - 2016-09-02
"It is something that we should be doing because the drug menace is real," Monico Jacob, president of STI Education Systems Holdings Inc, told Reuters, referring to compulsory tests. STI, which has more than 103,000 students this academic year, has ...

Philippines wants mandatory drug tests for college admissions
Yahoo! - 2016-09-02
"It is something that we should be doing because the drug menace is real," Monico Jacob, president of STI Education Systems Holdings Inc, told Reuters, referring to compulsory tests. STI, which has more than 103,000 students this academic year, has ...

PhilWeb puts employees on 1-month forced leave
Philstar - 2016-09-02
MANILA, Philippines - PhilWeb Corp. has put on "forced leave" its 216 employees for one month as talks with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. for the renewal of its gaming license remains ongoing. Raymund Aquino, corporate information officer ...

DOJ wraps up probe into laundering of Bangladesh bank money
Rappler - 2016-09-02
The cases involve $15 million of the $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank coursed through accounts at the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) Jupiter branch in Makati City. The trail ended in Philippine casinos. The Philippine Amusement and ...

BPI smart card targeted at young, mobile market
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-02
The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has launched beep-enabled prepaid cards optimized for easy access to transportation services across Metro Manila and targeted at the young, on-the-go market. In partnership with Ayala Malls, beep card-issuer AF ...

Del Monte Pacific share sale eyed in April
MSN - 2016-09-01
Under the new expected timetable, the dividend rate will be set on April 6 and the final offer price will be determined on April 7, with the offer period slated on April 11-20. The shares will be listed on the Main Board of the Philippine Stock Exchange on ...

Davao bombing effect on PHL economy only temporary - experts
MSN - 2016-09-01
Among listed companies with operations in Davao which Felix noted are SM Prime Holdings Inc., Megaworld Corp., Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc., 8990 Holdings Inc., and Italpinas Development Corp. "Bombing was a black swan event, it is possible that this may ...

Philex Mining releases 2015 sustainability report
MSN - 2016-09-01
PHP weakens to 7-yr low; PSEi on the red ahead of OPEC meeting, US presidential debate

Filinvest completes biggest Mindanao coal plant
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
FDC Misamis Power Corp., the power unit of Filinvest Development Corp., said it completed a 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental that is expected to end the power crisis in Mindanao. FDC Misamis said in a statement the power plant was ...

Filinvest completes biggest Mindanao coal plant
Manila Standard Today - 2016-09-01
FDC Misamis Power Corp., the power unit of Filinvest Development Corp., said it completed a 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental that is expected to end the power crisis in Mindanao. FDC Misamis said in a statement the power plant was ...

Filinvest completes biggest Mindanao coal plant
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
FDC Misamis Power Corp., the power unit of Filinvest Development Corp., said it completed a 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental that is expected to end the power crisis in Mindanao. FDC Misamis said in a statement the power plant was ...

Stock mart extends losses; Medco rises
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
The Philippine Stock Exchange index, the 30-company benchmark ... Seven of the 20 most active stocks ended in the green, led by Medco Holdings Inc., which surged 49.4 percent to P1.21, on reports Tiger Resort, Leisure & Entertainment Inc., the group ...

Stock mart extends losses; Medco rises
Manila Standard Today - 2016-09-01
Losers outnumbered gainers, 121 to 82, while 41 issues were unchanged. Seven of the 20 most active stocks ended in the green, led by Medco Holdings Inc., which surged 49.4 percent to P1.21, on reports Tiger Resort, Leisure & Entertainment Inc., the group ...

Stock mart extends losses; Medco rises
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
Losers outnumbered gainers, 121 to 82, while 41 issues were unchanged. Seven of the 20 most active stocks ended in the green, led by Medco Holdings Inc., which surged 49.4 percent to P1.21, on reports Tiger Resort, Leisure & Entertainment Inc., the group ...

BPI secures $400-m syndicated term loan
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
Bank of the Philippine Islands, the fourth-largest lender in terms of assets, said it closed and signed a $400-million, three-year syndicated term loan facility that attracted a diverse group of Asian, European and American lenders. BPI said in a ...

BPI secures $400-m syndicated term loan
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
Bank of the Philippine Islands, the fourth-largest lender in terms of assets, said it closed and signed a $400-million, three-year syndicated term loan facility that attracted a diverse group of Asian, European and American lenders. BPI said in a ...

Sun Life, 8990 sign insurance partnership
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
Mass housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. teamed up with Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc., the top-ranked insurance company in the Philippines, to provide homebuyers access to low-cost homes and financial services. Under the partnership, 8990 Holdings ...

New York Philharmonic Adds New Members to Board of Directors and International Advisory Board
Broadway World - 2016-09-01
Heberle, the CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, elected in May 2016; Yasushi Takahashi, the president ... U.S. A native of the Philippines, Mr. Tan Caktiong earned a B.S. degree, with a major in chemical engineering, at the University of Santo Tomas ...

Filinvest completes biggest Mindanao coal plant
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
FDC Misamis Power Corp., the power unit of Filinvest Development Corp., said it completed a 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental that is expected to end the power crisis in Mindanao. FDC Misamis said in a statement the power plant was ...

Me, Martial Law, Marcos
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
I was on my first trip to Europe as a guest of Philippine Airlines when what was called state of emergency then by the western press was declared. When I came back a few days after the Sept. 22, 1972 announcement of Martial Law, I had an easy time clearing ...

Filinvest power plant adds 405 MW to Mindanao grid
Philstar - 2016-09-01
MANILA, Philippines - To boost power supply in the Mindanao grid, Gotianun-led FDC Utilities Inc. will start providing the full capacity of its 3x135-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental within this month. FDC Utilities said its ...

BPI raises $400 M via upsized loan
Philstar - 2016-09-01
MANILA, Philippines - Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has raised $400 million via a three-year syndicated term loan facility to finance strong growth in loans and investments. BPI has decided to upsize the amount of the facility to $400 ...

Biz Buzz: The price of Liberty
Inquirer - 2016-09-01
"Collaborating with Sun Life will allow us to boost the service we offer our ... former Japanese senator and adjunct professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore. Doris Dumlao-Abadilla and Ben O.

Me, Martial Law, Marcos
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-01
I was on my first trip to Europe as a guest of Philippine Airlines when what was called state of emergency then by the western press was declared. When I came back a few days after the Sept. 22, 1972 announcement of Martial Law, I had an easy time clearing ...

FDC set to run at full capacity by end of September
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-01
chairman of Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC). Located in the Phividec Industrial Estate in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, the power plant is a multibillion-peso investment that uses the latest in clean coal technology: The circulating fluidized bed (CFB ...

DOJ wraps up laundering charges vs RCBC execs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-01
Up for resolution were the three consolidated complaints filed by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) against former Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. Branch Manager Maia Santos-Deguito and four others; casino junket operators Kam Sin Wong, alias Kim ...

Lamudi in VR Real Estate Expo
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-01
The exhibitors include New San Jose ... technology applied to one of the most bustling sectors in the Philippines. Venture into a new way of property viewing, and visit this first-of-its-kind Expo happening at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center ...

Semirara residents air fears on mine closure
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-01
A group of residents held a rally recently, carrying placards with appeals Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez to consider the socio-economic repercussions if the Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) is shut down.

PAL cuts daily flights
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-01
Philippine Airlines on Thursday implemented a new schedule for some of its domestic flights to help ease the air traffic congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). PAL corporate communication head Cielo Villaluna said the airline will ...

Semirara residents air fears on mine closure
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-01
A group of residents held a rally recently, carrying placards with appeals Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez to consider the socio-economic repercussions if the Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) is shut down.

Sta. Lucia board approves slew of new development projects
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-01
THE board of directors of property developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. has approved a slew of development projects, joint ventures and acquisitions. In its disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the biggest joint venture the company will develop involves ...

Lender warns against e-mail scams and other online fraud
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-01
To address this, Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) has made financial consumer protection as one of its top priorities to ensure its clients that all their financial transactions are safe and secured. In line with this, PSBank Vice President for Information ...

Greater innovation and luxury
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-01
Hartigan-Go, Huma Island Resort Account Manager Dianna Joyce Lorenzo, ACC President Maricar Parco, Ayala Land Premier Marketing Head Eunice Asejo and Shangri-La at The Fort Director of Sales and Marketing Cecile Weber. Story & photo by Randy S. Peregrino ...

Ongpin hits SolGen for new evidence on insider trading case
Rappler - 2016-09-01
Based on the affidavit, the government is now claiming that Ongpin already had insider knowledge for a month before sealing the deal with First Pacific Company, Limited, to buy him out of Philex Mining Corporation. The OSG said that based on Pangilinan's ...