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Business Front Page August 18, 2018

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How SMEs can build long-term client ties

In today’s hyper-connected world, the value of creating long-term business partnerships has risen to an all-time high. Strong, sustainable client relationships lie at the core of every successful business, particularly for small B2B companies. If you’re managing a B2B SME, not only will cultivating client relationships enable you to attract and keep loyal customers, it [...] The post How SMEs can build long-term client ties appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Today’s Front Page August 18, 2018

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Public transport emergency

Just observe any major road or transport terminal in Metro Manila during rush hour and you’ll find many people waiting, often for hours, just to get a ride not knowing when they can find a place on a bus or jeepney. It’s a cruel reality for most commuters. Any government that cares for its citizens [...] The post Public transport emergency appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECT

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GOCC dividends hit record high – DoF

Dividends collected from government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) this year hit a record high of P32.03 billion as of July, the Finance department said on Friday. “A total of 54 GOCCs remitted a record P32.03 billion in dividends in the first seven months of 2018, which is roughly P1.6 billion more or 5.2 percent higher than [...] The post GOCC dividends hit record high – DoF appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Robinsons Retail cleared to buy Rustans Supercenter

Competition regulators have approved Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc.’s bid to take control of grocery retailer Rustan Supercenters, Inc. In a decision dated August 16, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said the transaction, announced last March, would “not result in substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market.” “There is no ability and incentives to engage [...] The post Robinsons Retail cleared to buy Rustans Supercenter appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Govt saves P45.7M from discounted airfares – DBM

The national government has generated savings of over P45 million from airfare discounts provided by local carriers, the Budget department said on Friday. “At least P45.7 million worth of airfare savings was reported by the Procurement Service (PS) as of 31 July 2018 due to the Government Fares Agreement (GFA),” the department said in a statement. [...] The post Govt saves P45.7M from discounted airfares – DBM appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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US-China trade talk hopes help lift PSEi

SHARE prices regained ground on Friday with investor sentiment buoyed by news that the US and China would return to the negotiating table amid an escalating trade war. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 66.16 points or 0.88 percent to close at 7,583.52 while the broader All Shares rose 21.29 points or 0.46 percent [...] The post US-China trade talk hopes help lift PSEi appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BSP: Inflation headed for new five-year high

August result ‘may actually be higher than the July number’ – Espenilla Inflation could hit a new five-year high this month but is unlikely to reach 6.0 percent, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said on Friday. “[N]ext month we will see the August data and based in our assessment, the August [...] The post BSP: Inflation headed for new five-year high appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Severe storm seen outside PH, monsoon rains to persist—Pagasa

TROPICAL storm “Soulik” outside Philippine territory has intensified into a severe tropical storm, although rains in tge country will continue because of the southwest monsoon or “habagat” the state-run weather bureau said on Friday. As of 7 a.m., Soulik was located 2,060 kilometers (km) east of extreme Northern Luzon with winds of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) [...] The post Severe storm seen outside PH, monsoon rains to persist—Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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'WALANGPASOK: August 17, 2018

CLASSES in some areas of Luzon remain suspended on Friday due to flooding caused by the southwest monsoon or “habagat.” Below is a list as of 7 a.m.: Metro Manila Malabon City – only schools in Barangay Dampalit (public and private) Marikina City – all levels (public and private) Valenzuela City – select day care [...] The post #WALANGPASOK: August 17, 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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3 people dead, 4 wounded in road accident in Quezon

THREE people died and four others were wounded in a road accident on Thursday night in Quezon. Police identified the three fatalities as Luisito Sarte, driver of the van; Segundino Llamado and a certain Divine, all from Camarines Sur. The accident in Barangay Buhangin,  Atimonan happened at 11:40 p.m. on Thursday and involved a Nissan Urvan and a passenger jeepney. [...] The post 3 people dead, 4 wounded in road accident in Quezon appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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US police officer uses Taser on woman, 87

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of Georgia. The incident occurred last Friday when a youth club worker called 911 after spotting Martha Al-Bishara, who does not speak English, using a knife to cut dandelions [...] The post US police officer uses Taser on woman, 87 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Meat-heavy low-carb diets can ‘shorten lifespan’ – study

PARIS: Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein [...] The post Meat-heavy low-carb diets can ‘shorten lifespan’ – study appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear

COX’S BAZAR: A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs. Just 1,000 police officers guard the labyrinthine shanties that make up the giant camps and authorities want to more than double the [...] The post Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Calida hit for SC petition to stop Senate probe on P150-M govt security contracts

SOLICITOR General Jose Calida does not have immunity from legislative inquiry, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said on Friday. The senator was reacting to a petition Calida and his family filed before the Supreme Court to stop the Senate from investigating the contracts that their family-owned security agency sealed with the government. “Let me remind Mr. Calida that [...] The post Calida hit for SC petition to stop Senate probe on P150-M govt security contracts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Marcos thanks Duterte for ‘faith in his abilities’

FORMER Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for having faith in his abilities and seeing him as one of the better qualified leaders to succeed him. Marcos, who has a pending election protest against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, however, said that he would rather see the President [...] The post Marcos thanks Duterte for ‘faith in his abilities’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Arroyo rules out Charter change ahead of 2019 polls

THE 1987 Constitution cannot be amended ahead of the May 2019 mid-term elections, Speaker Gloria Arroyo said on Friday. In television interview, Arroyo said that there was simply not enough time for Charter change (ChaCha) since it would require Congress approval and the people’s ratification via plebiscite for it to take effect. “It might not probably [...] The post Arroyo rules out Charter change ahead of 2019 polls appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Duterte won’t step down but needs cooperation to curb corruption–top aide

A HEALTHY President Rodrigo Duterte will not step down from office but will need everyone’s cooperation in government to curb corruption, his top aide said on Friday. “Kailangan niya po cooperation ng lahat, mga kasamahan natin sa gobyerno. Nakikiusap lang po: seryoso po ang ating Pangulo sa pagsugpo ng corruption. Ibig kong sabihin, masagasaan ang [...] The post Duterte won’t step down but needs cooperation to curb corruption–top aide appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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