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The Rise of OPM

Story and photos by: Sonnet John F. Llaguno “OPM is DEAD” this is the stigma which pervaded since Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Paramore dominated the music charts in the country, which made people think that every time they hear the word OPM or Original Pilipino Music, they would think that it’s just another thing of […] The post The Rise of OPM appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMay 27th, 2018

The fall and rise of Philippine music

AT THE University of the Philippines Fair early this year, April Hernandez had the lucky role of opening for the popular band IV of Spades. Under the stage name “TheSunManager,” she has just around 3,000 monthly listeners on Spotify while IV of Spades has a following of over a million......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 36 min. ago

BSP halts rate hikes as inflation slows

As expected, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) decided yesterday to keep interest rates steady, pausing from a tightening episode that saw rates rise by 175 basis points in five straight rate-setting meetings since May this year to rein in inflation......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 23 min. ago

Late buying spurs rise in share prices

The stock market saw last minute buying yesterday which allowed the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) to close higher by 0.5 percent, or 37.16 points, to finish at 7,488.24 ahead of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ policy rate setting meeting next week......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Long-term foreign investments continue record rise | Inquirer Business

The long-term foreign investments in the Philippines continued to grow in the first nine months of the year, says the BSP. The post Long-term foreign investments continue record rise in Q3 2018 appear.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Trade gap balloons to record $4.21 billion in October

The Philippines’ trade gap ballooned to a record high in October, after a double-digit rise in imports outpaced improved exports growth during the month, the country’s statistics agency reported Tuesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

State of the Philippine office market: 2018-2023

THE Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is headed toward a resurgence in 2019, as the rise in wages in the United States coupled by the weaker peso are encouraging multinational firms to move back to the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

BPO industry poised for rebound

THE Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is headed toward a resurgence in 2019, as the rise in wages in the United States coupled by the weaker peso are encouraging multinational firms to move back to the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Meralco bills rise for 2nd month

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) announced on Monday a P0.0902 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) hike in December’s overall electricity rate to P10.1803/kWh, marking the second straight month of increase, citing a rise in generation charge from power supply contracts......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Atimonan project costs rise by P15B due to PSA approval delay

MERALCO Powergen Corp. (MGen) said the continuing delay in the approval of the power supply contract for its Atimonan coal-fired power plant had jacked up the project’s cost by P15 billion......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Toyota expects sales to grow next year

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) expects sales to rise next year, reversing this year’s decline as demand for vehicles is expected to regain strength......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Social media platforms urged to be better gatekeepers

MANILA, Philippines – Journalism and free speech have exponentially been affected by the rise of lies and disinformation on social media. But is regulating it the solution?  This was the point of the discussion during the awarding ceremony of the 2018 Chatham House Prize on November 28. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

They survived the Holocaust. Must they go back into hiding?

They survived the Europe of the Holocaust. But a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts in the United States has rekindled old fears: Should they again go into hiding, or should they instead reach out to share their experiences? Nearly all of them were children or adolescents in the early 1940s. They remember having their youth stolen from them --- by fear, by desperate flight, by separation from relatives, and in some cases by the Nazi death camps. If there was one country where they felt they were safe, it was the United States, where many of them have now lived for decades. They have, to be sure, heard the occasional anti-Semitic slight or perhaps seen a swastika daubed on a wa...Keep on reading: They survived the Holocaust. Must they go back into hiding?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

George Herbert Walker Bush

When George Herbert Walker Bush addressed Americans for the first time as president of the most powerful nation on earth on Jan. 20, 1989, he called on “friends in the loyal opposition” to rise above partisan politics, saying that, “in crucial things, unity.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Philippine dollar reserves rise in November aided by strong peso |

The countrys dollar reserves rose slightly in November as the relative strength of the peso in the weeks following the central banks aggressive string of rate hikes pushed many dollar holders to liqui.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

‘Inflation reined in, but barely felt by poor’

The rise in consumer prices for the country’s bottom 30 percent income households held steady at 9.5 percent in October on slower increases in the prices of food, housing and utilities, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Government debt inches up to 42.3% of GDP in third quarter of 2018

The share of the national government’s gross borrowings to the country’s gross domestic product slightly widened to 42.3 percent in the third quarter of the year with the continued rise in the government’s debt stock, according to the Department of Finance......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

DTI expects total exports growing by 10% for 2018

The Department of Trade and Industry expects the country’s exports of goods and services to rise by nearly 10 percent to as much as $87.8 billion this year, with growth expected from both sectors......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Athletics sustain climb; Cagers check downfall

The Athletics detonated a 15-3 bomb in the fourth quarter to subdue the Patriots, 71-57, and continue their rise in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Kickstarting success: 6 things new startup founders need to know

With so many aspiring entrepreneurs taking the plunge and launching their own businesses, standing out from the throng has never been harder. The local startup scene had been on the rise since 2012. By 2017, PwC Philippines recorded roughly 300 startups operating in the country, with a vast majority of them seeing more growth in… link: Kickstarting success: 6 things new startup founders need to know.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

‘Narcos: Mexico’ runs to second season

Netflix's "Narcos: Mexico" has generated enough return for the streaming network to declare that a second season is in the pipeline. Less than a month after its debut, Spanish- and English-language crime drama "Narcos: Mexico" is set for a second season, Netflix has announced. At one point conceived of as the fourth season of drug trade crime drama "Narcos", and in many ways still occupying that function, "Narcos: Mexico" turns from Colombian trafficking to the gestation of the Mexican cartel empire in the 1980s. Specifically, it focuses on the rise of the Guadalajara and, with a small amount of cast crossover, introduces Diego Luna ("Rogue One", "If Beale Street Could Talk"...Keep on reading: ‘Narcos: Mexico’ runs to second season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018