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Today’s Front Page January 16, 2018

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Buy a friend’s asset to beat a business competitor

MERGERS and acquisitions are old textbook tricks. Company A enters into a partnership with Company B to combine their forces and double their strength to beat Company C. Sooner than you can imagine, you’ll hear nothing about Company B as it has been eased out of the picture. Look at what happened in the telecom [...] The post Buy a friend’s asset to beat a business competitor appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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DTI hopes to retain EU privileges

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) expressed optimism on Monday that the European Union (EU) would retain the Philippines’ trade privileges under the EU General System of Preferences (GSP) Plus program. In a press conference, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said that during his most recent meeting with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, the department [...] The post DTI hopes to retain EU privileges appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Govt to name third telco by March – DICT

THE Philippines’ third telecommunications player will be named in March, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said on Monday, a move seen to boost competition in the industry and improve network services. In a text message to The Manila Times, DICT Officer in Charge Eliseo Rio Jr. expressed confidence that the government would [...] The post Govt to name third telco by March – DICT appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Social media and the well being of relationships

I opened my Facebook account in December 2006 but never became its active user. I have 200+ Facebook friends and more than 350 invitations I haven’t gotten around to accepting yet. To some of my friends, my behavior is a bit of a paradox. I’m as social as can be. When I arrive at a [...] The post Social media and the well being of relationships appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Stock market up on foreign buying

SHARE prices advanced on Monday with the bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) adding 0.49 percent or 43.10 points to close at 8,857.72. The broader All Shares, meanwhile, gained 0.55 percent or 27.84 points to finish at 5,126.59. “I don’t see any new market-moving events that have boosted the market and the volume is quite [...] The post Stock market up on foreign buying appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PSE signs deal to buy San Miguel stake in PDS

THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is increasing its stake in Philippine Dealing System Holding Corp., (PDSHC) the operator of the country’ fixed income bourse, with the acquisition of a 4-percent interest owned by San Miguel Corp. The exchange said it signed a share purchase agreement with the Ramon Ang-led conglomerate last Friday for the purchase [...] The post PSE signs deal to buy San Miguel stake in PDS appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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P30.45B collected from GOCCs – DoF

Dividends collected from government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) rose by nearly 10 percent last year, the Finance department reported on Monday. In a statement, the department said state-owned firms remitted P30.45 billion in 2017, 9.8 percent higher than the previous year’s P27.73 billion. The tally would have been a higher P36.45 billion had Land Bank [...] The post P30.45B collected from GOCCs – DoF appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Nov remittances hit $2.5B; 11-mo tally rises to $28.2B

Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) rose in November from a year earlier but were lower compared to the previous month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday. Personal remittances totaled $2.526 billion for the month, 3.2 percent higher compared to November 2016’s $2.446 billion but down 1 percent from the [...] The post Nov remittances hit $2.5B; 11-mo tally rises to $28.2B appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BoI targets fresh investment record

The Board of Investments (BoI) is aiming to approve P680 billion worth of investments this year, 10 percent higher than last year’s record P617 billion, a senior Trade department official said on Monday. “We are targeting P680 billion [in]investments this year. We continue to collaborate and monitor those investors who have expressed interest to invest [...] The post BoI targets fresh investment record appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Child dies after ‘Dengvaxia’ shot

ANOTHER child who had been inoculated with Dengvaxia, the world’s first anti-dengue vaccine, died in Parañaque City on Sunday, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) said. Dante Jimenez, chairman of the anti-crime group, said the latest victim was a student between 9 and 11 years of age. If tests confirmed dengue was the cause [...] The post Child dies after ‘Dengvaxia’ shot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Calamity victims get assistance from PCSO

Part of the PCSO Mandate is to assist victims of calamity, whether natural or man-made. “Mayroong P100 million na Calamity Fund na puwedeng gamitin ng PCSO at aprubado ito ng Department of Budget and Management [DBM] (There is a P100M Calamity that PCSO can use and it is duly approved by DBM),” PCSO General Manager [...] The post Calamity victims get assistance from PCSO appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Dialysis treatment patients up by 143%

Dialysis treatment remains the top medical assistance the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) provides to patients seeking help from the agency. “Nakakaalarma na ang pagtaas ng datos na hawak natin dahil sumirit ito sa 143 percent noong 2017 (The data at hand is alarming because it rose to 143 percent in 2017),” PCSO General Manager [...] The post Dialysis treatment patients up by 143% appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PCSO Roadmap

In the Republic Act 1169 or the PCSO Charter, the agency’s mission in the year 2018 is to broaden and strengthen its generation of funds for health-related programs and the charity programs of President Rodrigo Duterte for the Filipino people especially the poor through the effective implementation of the lottery games. Balutan stated that in [...] The post PCSO Roadmap appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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P15.7B earned, more than 280,000 employed!

‘Serbisyo.Trabaho.Laro’ The expanded operations of Small Town Lottery (STL) brought remarkable earnings at P15,750,895,045 in the year 2017 with a 183.63 percent increase from P6,462,304,820 in 2016. It opened 280,722 jobs. In 2016, the recorded number of jobs in STL was 173,861. As noted by PCSO, 12,097 are organic employees; 19,874 are kabos; and 248,000 [...] The post P15.7B earned, more than 280,000 employed! appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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94.98% of Filipinos trust PCSO

PCSO’s Customer Satisfaction rating is at 94.98 p ercent and it is expected to grow further under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. The survey was conducted in 2016. The rating rose from 86.51 percent in 2015. Duterte was inaugurated as President in June 2016. “Naniniwala kami na mas lumakas pa ang kumpiyansa at tiwala [...] The post 94.98% of Filipinos trust PCSO appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PCSO posts record-high P52.9B revenue for 2017

Sets goal of P60B for 2018 with opening, creation of more branches and AACs The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) earned a total amount of P52,986,520,391 from its lottery games for the year 2017 under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. “Record-high po ito sa kasaysayan ng PCSO (This is a record-high in the [...] The post PCSO posts record-high P52.9B revenue for 2017 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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FINEX Golden Jubilee Book

IN early 2017, the FINEX Board led by president Benedicta “Dick” Du-Baladad decided to publish a book on corporate governance to mark the Institute’s golden jubilee in January 2018. As suggested by FINEX past president Melito Salazar, this book will be widely disseminated to business professors and students of business in order to propagate a [...] The post FINEX Golden Jubilee Book appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Business networking, a ‘must have’

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you are, whoever you are, you need one!” – Jane Howard BUSINESS networking has emerged as one of the “must have” soft skills necessary for finance professionals to succeed in the competitive marketplace of today. Given the unprecedented [...] The post Business networking, a ‘must have’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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FINEX: 50 years of fostering Filipino excellence in finance

FINANCE has been a key concern worldwide, particularly in the last 50 years, as the world has become more and more interconnected in a web weaved by technological, geopolitical and commercial co-dependencies. Fortunes of individuals, companies, enterprises, industries and entire economies rise and fall on the basis of events that sometimes occur time zones and [...] The post FINEX: 50 years of fostering Filipino excellence in finance appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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