FULL TEXT: President Duterte's 2018 State of the Nation Address
Rappler - 2018-07-23
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his ... About two years ago, I solemnly took my oath as a worker of the national government. I was as inspired to institute real changes for the greater good of the Filipino people, as I was ...

The economics of greening the grid
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
"Solar is a small component of our business today, but because of the reduction of cost of solar, we see that becoming more part of our business moving forward," Puno said in the ANC interview. "When you look at the exponential drop of costs of ...

Job-killing automation
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
Remember standing in line--actually sitting in line since it took so long--paying your Meralco bill? Today, Meralco has an additional 2,200 "offices" where you can pay through Cebuana Lhuillier. How many cashiers did the Department of Foreign Affairs ...

Airlines cut back flights as Philippine holiday hotspot prepares for closure
InterAksyon - 2018-07-23
MANILA -- A decision by the Philippines to close the holiday hotspot of Boracay, which President Rodrigo Duterte has called a "cesspool", prompted airlines Thursday to cut back flights to the island, while business groups called for the decision to be ...

Eyes on amateurs in ICTSI Champion Tour
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
WITH Taiwanese sisters Hou Yu-Chiang and Hou Yu-Sang tipped to flash the form they showed at Southwoods anew, a slew of local amateurs are also joining the fray in the International ... and now California Baptist University sophomore Sam Martirez is ...

DFA assists 34,579 Pinoys
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-23
During the onslaught of hurricanes Irma and Jose, the DFA also facilitated the evacuation and eventual repatriation of 136 Filipinos from the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Sint Maarten on Sept. 14 to 28, 2017. The DFA chartered a Philippine ...

Developer hints on first resort project in Mactan
philstar.com - 2018-07-23
CEBU, Philippines -- Noting a promising outlook for tourism business in Cebu, real estate developer Priland Development Corporation announced its entry to hospitality development. Priland president Ramon Carlo Yap said the company is looking at building a ...

Globe, Smart to cut off signal for SONA
Sun Star - 2018-07-23
Globe Telecom Inc. said mobile services in the Batasan Complex, Commonwealth Avenue and Culiat, all in Quezon City, will not be available from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Smart Communications Inc. will cut off mobile signal from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 ...

EDC wins Gawad Tugas anew
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-23
Energy Development Corporation (EDC)'s Gawad Tugas award was received by Norreen G. Bautista, head of EDC's Community Partnerships, External Relations and Watershed Management Division (3rd from left); Engr. Vicente D. Omandam, Jr., head of EDC's Reservoir ...

NegOr PNC proposes PPP in implementing nutri program
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-23
In a recent PNC sales conference attended by members of the nutrition committee and private stakeholders from Qualfon, Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Dumaguete Cathedral Credit Cooperative (DCCCO), and United Robina Milling Corporation (URMC ...

Raring to do more
philstar.com - 2018-07-23
As explained to me, a second runway is essential to sustain the growth in Cebu air traffic in the long term. They think now is the right time to ensure that Cebu does not experience the same kind of air traffic congestion that Manila is suffering.

León auction puts the spotlight on gilded lives
philstar.com - 2018-07-23
Day 2, on the other hand, highlights "Heiresses Homes and Tables" with outstanding and sophisticated ... Italian glassware and candy dishes are other must-haves. Several century-old maps of the Philippines are also a different facet of the online ...

SONA 2018 Full Text Transcript President Duterte State of the Nation Address
Zeibiz - 2018-07-23
I was as inspired to institute real changes for the greater good of the Filipino ... does not mean that we will waver in our commitment to defend our interests in the West Philippine Sea. [applause] This is why we engage China through bilateral and ...

Private sector economists hike inflation forecasts foreasts
philstar.com - 2018-07-23
Union Bank of the Philippines expect inflation to average 4.8 percent this year followed by Security Bank and Deutsche Bank with 4.7 percent; as well as UBS, Philippine Equity Partners, Nomura, and Bank of China with 4.6 percent. Al-Amanah Islamic Bank and ...

Oil prices down today
philstar.com - 2018-07-23
Caltex, Eastern Petroleum, Flying V, Petron Corp., Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc., PTT Philippines Corp., Total Philippines Corp. and UniOil Petroleum have yet to announce their respective price changes. Last week, global crude prices fell on growing ...

David rules Petron Mini ROK Asian karting
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Young racing phenom Zach David kept compatriot Joharry Suba at bay with his amazing cornering skill to rule the Mini ROK class of the Petron Corp.-sponsored second leg of the 2018 Asian Karting Open Championships (AKOC) at the ...

Economists see wage-fueled price spikes
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
BANK ECONOMISTS expect inflation to clock in faster in 2018 and to remain elevated over the next two years, as daily minimum wage increases add to price pressures. A survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) among private sector economists ...

SM readies mall expansion in north and south Luzon
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
Meanwhile, the SM chairman noted the current impacts of technology on the general business environment ... Consolidated Mining and Development Corp., CityMall Commercial Centers, Inc., Philippine Urban Living Solutions, Inc., the Net buildings, and ...

Metrobank income up 31%
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
METROPOLITAN Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank) posted P5.2 billion in net income for the second quarter of 2018, or a robust 31-percent growth from P3.9 billion in the same period last year. This brings net income for the first half of the year to P11.0 ...

Crass Is King: How Philipp Plein made bad taste big business
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
While luxury brands such as Hermes or Louis Vuitton have spent more than a century honing their soft-leather-lined ... shuttling in a fleet of luxury cars from stores to showrooms to homes dripping with crystal chandeliers, walls and furniture plated ...

Superal eyes rebound
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
PRINCESS SUPERAL has taken her botched comeback bid at Manila Southwoods in stride and will instead use the setback as motivation when she sets out for the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Champion Tour at Tagaytay Midlands beginning ...

Cal-Comp to launch P6.77-B IPO amid market uncertainty
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
"We believe the Philippine government will not let the exchange rate hamper economic growth ... after Del Monte Philippines Inc. canceled its planned offer. DMW saw its stock price spiraling from its offer price of P12. Its stock price was last traded ...

Royal Cargo opens P2-billion cold-storage facility in Bulacan
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
LOGISTICS solutions company Royal Cargo Inc. has opened a new P2-billion cold-storage warehouse ... to the increasing demands in the food sector, particularly in Mega Manila, Northern and Central Luzon, Clark and Subic. We see better years ahead ...

Govt-led firms remit a total of P31.297B
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
From the 51 GOCCs, the top 10 who remitted the highest amounts were the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines with a total ... Batangas Land Co. Inc., BCDA Management Holdings Inc., Cebu Port Authority, DBP Leasing Corp., GY Real Estate Inc., Kamayan ...

Philippine Quills 2018 awards top business commmunicators
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
Inc., ABS-CBN Corporation, Bayad Center, Japan Tobacco International, Land Bank of the Philippines, LBC Express, One Meralco Foundation, Petron Corporation, San Miguel Purefoods Company, and The EON Group, and (Top Student Category) Cemex.

Traffic advisory for SONA 2018
Rappler - 2018-07-22
Entire westbound portion of IBP Road - from Litex to Sandiganbayan - will be closed to motorists. Vehicles coming from Filinvest 1, Sinagtala, San Mateo Road, and Filinvest 2 going to Fairview and Commonwealth Avenue may take the eastbound lane of IBP ...

Intensified labor export drives more Filipina diaspora
Bulatlat - 2018-07-22
These phenomena have also set off simultaneous strikes of workers in various large factories in the country such as Nutriasia, PLDT, Jollibee Foods Corporation ... that the government has implemented the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Law (TRAIN ...

Globe Labs taps cloud firm to bring voice technology to PH, SE Asia
newsbytes.ph - 2018-07-22
In the Philippines, voice is widely used for weather updates, road navigation, contact center applications ... almost tripled the average number and a 29% call to conversion rate. Data analytics may also be applied on these voice solutions.

Globe welcomes competition, has no opposition to TOR for third telco in the Philippines
TechnoChops - 2018-07-21
Last Friday, a meeting was held by a committee mandated to oversee the entry of the potential third telecommunications company (telco) in the Philippines expected to challenge Globe Telecom and PLDT, Inc. The meeting will resolve as to which Terms of ...

Local, foreign journalists slam latest media killing in Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-07-21
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said the murder of Llana underscored the dangerous working environment that the media in the Philippines faced every ... This attack on the member of the Fourth Estate is clearly an attack on democracy.

New opportunities
philstar.com - 2018-07-21
These include several bank members of the Philippine RMB Community: AUB, BDO, BPI, China Bank, EastWest Bank, Metrobank, PBCom, PNB, Phil. Business Bank, RCBC, Sterling Bank, Security Bank, Union Bank, Bank of Commerce and Bank of China. The BSP and Bank ...

Kenyans, Pinay soldier top MBC clean-up run
philstar.com - 2018-07-21
The event was presented by Manila Broadcasting Company and Star City in cooperation with the cities of Manila and Pasay, with support from Columbia International Food Products Inc., Steeltech Colored Roofing, Silka Papaya Soap and Lotion, Symdex-D ...

Petron, F2 blitz foes, duel for SLiga jewel
philstar.com - 2018-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Petron and F2 Logistics forged another explosive titular showdown as they dismantled their respective semis rivals in straight sets to reach the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference finale last night at the ...

Close to 6,000 Filipino pilgrims to perform 2018 Hajj in Mecca
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-21
Pangarungan (third from right, seated) with the Philippine Hajj Supervisory Group during his recent ... The pilgrims will be onboard two Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Officials of the NCMF ...

Experiencing the Olden Vibe of the Ancient City of Sukhothai
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-21
With a throbbing head, all brought on by the intermittent sleep, I located my hostel, which to my surprise is housed in a boutique resort property. One of the many ... by King Ramkhamhaeng during the 13th century. Much smaller than Ayutthaya, Sukhothai ...

Ex-Barca recruit to boost RP team to Asean U16 tourney
Sun Star - 2018-07-21
THE Philippine Boys Under-16 (U16 ... and Franc John Delos Santos Barrera of Basilan City now playing for San Beda University in Manila. Other members of the team are Jerome Ang Estabillo-FEU-Floridablanca, Pampanga, Raphaelle Gionne Aquino-La Salle ...

Globe Labs tap cloud firm to bring voice technology to PH, SE Asia
newsbytes.ph - 2018-07-21
... of Globe was developed to actually automate the voice calls we make for credit and payment reminders," said Globe Telecom CEO Ernest Cu. "Lo and behold, that particular process yielded a 100% gain in collection." Estrella emphasized that Globe ...

Bangsamoro, National Minorities unite to protest against attacks on their communities
Davao Today - 2018-07-21
In the guise of "rehabilitation", the sacred land of the Meranaw of Marawi is divided to benefit US, China, European Union, Australia, Japan economic interests and big corporations of the Ayala, San Miguel and others," Aba said. The group also ...

Metro LGUs set tourism forum by end-August
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-21
Local governments and private stakeholders in the National Capital Region are converging for the second Metro Manila Tourism Forum set on Aug. 30 to 31 at The Blue Leaf Filipinas in Aseana City, Parañaque City. Themed "City Tourism: Rebuilding a Local ...

25th year
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-21
Jollibee Foods Corp. marks its 25th year as a listed company with a special bell-ringing ceremony at the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Leading the event are (from left) PSE director Alejandro Yu; JFC independent director Monico Jacob; JFC ...

Still an imperial presidency
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-21
In the 1987 Constitution the president must be able to read and write and a reside in the country for at least 10 years while under the proposed charter, he must be a college degree holder ... majority of all members of Congress, voting jointly.

How to protect yourself from pharming
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-21
The PSBank Mobile App has a quick view feature that allows you to instantly monitor your account and previous transactions. It also has an ATM Lock feature to help prevent the unauthorized use of your PSBank ATM card accounts. "Pharming is relatively ...

F. Bustamante CES school building razed
Sun Star - 2018-07-21
Among burned school facilities were the branch of Davao City library, faculty room, office of the school principal, property office ... Tiongson said the building has been existing over half a century. The school had so far held 78 graduations and it ...

Petron ousts Smart to book PSL finals return
Rappler - 2018-07-21
MANILA, Philiipines - Petron made a short work of Smart-Army, 25-12, 25-15, 25-17, to advance to the finals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference on Saturday, July 21, at the Muntinlupa Sports Center. The Blaze Spikers ...

House of David Group gets Philippine Family Business Awards
Sun Star - 2018-07-21
THE Ateneo Family Business Development ... It started its humble beginning as a small pawnshop and jewelry store at the Guagua Public Market. With utmost dedication and passion for business and service, it flourished mainly in the banking, stock brokerage ...

Ortega undercutting talks on Nicaragua crisis, analysts say
Rappler - 2018-07-21
"What he is doing is disqualifying the bishops' mediation because he doesn't want to negotiate in a space where the subject of democratization has to be raised," a political analyst heading the Movement for Nicaragua group, Jose Antonio Peraza, told Agence ...

Boracay closure offers chance to clean up and rethink tourism
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-07-21
Sales for the first five months of this year grew only 5% from the year earlier. Airlines such as Philippine Airlines and budget carrier Cebu Air will likely suffer similar consequences. Manila Water, a major water utility operated under conglomerate Ayala ...

Market gains; Megawide rallies
Manila Standard Today - 2018-07-20
Megawide Construction Corp., which just completed the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, rallied 4.6 percent to P18, while Aboitiz Power Corp., a major power generator, advanced 2.1 percent to P37.15. The rest of Asian markets advanced Friday, with ...

Samuel Martires leads JBC shortlist for next ombudsman
philstar.com - 2018-07-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court (SC ... Martires and Ramirez are graduates of San Beda College, the alma mater of President Duterte. Sandoval studied at Far Eastern University (FEU). Ramirez is a fraternity brother of Duterte in Lex Talionis.

Where are we really?
philstar.com - 2018-07-20
Economists are telling us that the Philippine economy is doing very well. This must be true as many of our eminent economists are one in saying that this is so. I am not an economist, but like many out there, it is not easy to equate a bullish economy with ...