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AFP chief could be appointed to lead Marina next

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte hinted on Monday, Jan. 22, that Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Rey Leonardo “Jagger” B. Guerrero, whose term ends in April, will be appointed next to head the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina). “Yang si Jagger, pagkatapos niyan (AFP), siya yung maghawak ng Marina na pinaalis ko kay sige travel,” Mr. […] The post AFP chief could be appointed to lead Marina next appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Shutdown enters third day as crunch vote delayed

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees will stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week. Although leaders of President Donald J. Trump’s Republican Party and the opposition Democrats said progress had been made in a weekend […] The post Shutdown enters third day as crunch vote delayed appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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PNR inks deal with Indonesian company for two train sets

THE GOVERNMENT signed a P483.5-million contract for the purchase of two train sets for the Philippine National Railways (PNR) from Indonesian state-owned company PT Industri Kereta Api (PT INKA). In a statement, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said PNR General Manager Junn B. Magno and PT INKA President/Director Budi Noviantoro signed the agreement at the […] The post PNR inks deal with Indonesian company for two train sets appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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VGJ. Thunder tops Galaxy Battles II

DESPITE the “bumps” it had to deal with, Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients) tournament pushed through at the weekend with China team VGJ. Thunder emerging as champion. In front of a good-sized crowd at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on Sunday night, VGJ swept its best-of-five grand finals, 3-0, […] The post VGJ. Thunder tops Galaxy Battles II appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months. The voluntary guidelines from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) recommend that all productions provide in-person anti-sexual harassment […] The post Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Senator Poe tells LTFRB to explain cap on ride-sharing units

SENATOR GRACE Poe Llamanzares, chair of the public services committee, called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to “explain the science” behind its decision to cap the number of Grab, Uber and other ride-sharing units at 45,000 in Metro Manila, 500 in Metro Cebu, and 200 in Pampanga. “What’s the math used […] The post Senator Poe tells LTFRB to explain cap on ride-sharing units appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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PHL fintech firm to open office in Tokyo

LOCAL FINANCIAL technology firm Appsolutely is entering the Japanese market to boost the regional adoption of its proprietary digital currency in its bid to become a global company. In a statement, the company announced that it is opening an office in Tokyo before the end of the month, with an expansion in Osaka also in […] The post PHL fintech firm to open office in Tokyo appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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PCC: Telcos’ SMC asset purchase has performance conditions

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has the authority to take back the wireless frequency from PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. which they acquired from San Miguel Corp. (SMC) if the telcos do not improve their services. PCC Commissioner Johannes Benjamin R. Bernabe […] The post PCC: Telcos’ SMC asset purchase has performance conditions appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Three Billboards biggest winner at female-flavored Screen Actors Guild awards

LOS ANGELES — Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood. The Fox Searchlight film about a furious woman seeking justice for the murder of her […] The post Three Billboards biggest winner at female-flavored Screen Actors Guild awards appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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PHL confirms seeking US help for counterterrorism

MALACAÑANG CONFIRMED yesterday, Jan. 22, that the Philippines has asked the United States for help for counterterrorism measures. The spokesman’s pronouncement came after the Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that the US has launched its “Operation Pacific Eagle” in response to the request of the Philippine government for further help in countering Islamic […] The post PHL confirms seeking US help for counterterrorism appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Pacio works to complete unfinished ONE Championship business

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter HAD his shot at being crowned ONE Championship world champion a year and a half ago, Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Joshua “The Passion” Pacio has only grown motivated to get back to that level and complete what he considers to be an unfinished business. One of the […] The post Pacio works to complete unfinished ONE Championship business appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Roque defends Duterte, daughter: Give me AMLC-authenticated documents

PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr. challenged critics and reporters yesterday, Jan. 22, to produce bank statements authenticated by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to support Vera Files’ report alleging that “President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio did not declare their P100 million in investments.” “The reality […] The post Roque defends Duterte, daughter: Give me AMLC-authenticated documents appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Super Bowl: Pats vs Eagles

WASHINGTON — Defending champion New England reached the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons Sunday, edging Jacksonville, 24-20, to book an NFL championship showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Tom Brady’s two fourth-quarter touchdown passes rallied the Patriots into Super Bowl 52 against an Eagles squad that humbled the NFL’s top-rated defensive unit […] The post Super Bowl: Pats vs Eagles appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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MinDA underscores need for Mindanao Railway Corp.

DAVAO CITY — As the national government prepares to break ground for the first phase of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) by the third quarter this year, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has underscored the need to set up the Mindanao Railways Corp. (MRC) that will manage and operate the transport network. MinDA Deputy Director […] The post MinDA underscores need for Mindanao Railway Corp. appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Mayon Volcano rains ash as experts warn of violent eruption

A GIANT mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines’ most active volcano on Monday, darkening the skies and raining ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption. Mayon Volcano’s new activity prompted state volcanologists to raise the alert level one notch higher than the initial warning scientists issued […] The post Mayon Volcano rains ash as experts warn of violent eruption appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Official figure on fatality count in drug war 3,987

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other agencies, in a press briefing at Malacañang on Monday, Jan. 22, reported that there were “only 3,987” killed in the government’s antidrug campaign. This figure stands in sharp contrast to a recent report by Human Rights Watch claiming about 12,000 suspected drug personalities […] The post Official figure on fatality count in drug war 3,987 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Sanofi to compensate for ‘death, any other case’

By Camille A. Aguinaldo FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL firm Sanofi Pasteur on Monday committed to providing compensation for “death or any other case” among patients who were administered the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. Sanofi has also reimbursed to the Department of Health (DoH) P1.16 billion for unused dengue vaccines. Senators also quizzed incumbent and former DoH officials regarding […] The post Sanofi to compensate for ‘death, any other case’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Senate concurs with PHL-EU agreement

THE SENATE in a statement on Monday said it has adopted a resolution expressing its concurrence with the ratification of a framework agreement “on partnership and cooperation” between the Philippines and the European Union (EU). Proposed Senate Resolution No. 570, introduced by Senator Loren B. Legarda, said the Senate had concurred with the ratification of […] The post Senate concurs with PHL-EU agreement appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Chelsea Logistics taps Japan’s Kegoya to build ships

CHELSEA Logistics Holdings Corp. (CLC) has tapped Japanese firm Kegoya Dock Co., Ltd. for the construction of a roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) passenger ship, as the Philippine company ramps up its fleet expansion. In a statement on Monday, CLC President and Chief Executive Officer Chryss Alfonsus V. Damuy said the contract with Kegoya Dock includes an option […] The post Chelsea Logistics taps Japan’s Kegoya to build ships appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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SSS chief seeks to increase monthly contribution rate this year

SOCIAL SECURITY System (SSS) intends to increase its monthly contribution rate to 14% this year after failing to implement the hike last year. “We plan to increase it (the contribution rate) by 1.5 [percentage points] from 11%, but we have lost that opportunity when the increase was not implemented last year. For practical purposes, we […] The post SSS chief seeks to increase monthly contribution rate this year appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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