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MANILA, Philippines Emperador Inc. on Tuesday said it has secured funding for the P32 billion acquisition of whisky-maker Whyte & Mackay Group Limited. According to Alliance Global president Kingson Sian, about P21.5 billion will be funded through borrowings while the remaining P10.5 billion will be funded through equity.
2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines Tycoon Andrew Tan's Alliance Global Group Inc. is looking to complete the first phase of its second integrated casino and entertainment complex, Resorts World Bayshore, by 2018. The $1.1 billion project, which is located within Pagcor Entertainment City in Paraaque, is two years behind the original schedule because the property was only recently turned over to Alliance Global.
2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines DMCI Project Developers Inc. defended the development of the controversial Torre de Manila condominium project, saying it obtained all the required permits and approvals. "Our zoning permit, issued on June 19, 2012, specifically allows us to build 97,549 square meters.
5 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany
The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.
5 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines The Bureau of Internal Revenue missed its August collection target by over P15 billion or almost 11 percent due to lower income tax payments. The BIR attributed the lower-than-targeted tax collection to the port congestion in Manila, which has dramatically slowed transportation of goods and hurt profits of large corporations.
MANILA, Philippines One of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to "critical" for Mt.
MANILA, Philippines Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Robinsons Gourmet Food and Beverage, Inc., is bringing European coffee brand Costa Coffee to the Philippines. Robinsons Retail said it recently signed an international distribution agreement for the supply of Costa Coffee beans and operations of Costa Coffee shops in the country.
MANILA, Philippines All transmission lines and power substations in Northern Luzon affected by Typhoon "Luis" have been repaired as of Monday afternoon, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said. "As of 3:49 p.m. today, September 15, 2014, all transmission and sub-transmission lines and substations of NGCP in North Luzon affected by Typhoon Luis have been operating under normal conditions," NGCP said in a statement.
MANILA, Philippines - The efforts of the government to refund over P7 billion excess charges to mobile subscribers suffered another setback after another division of the Court of Appeals issued a temporary retraining order against the National Telecommunications Commission . This time Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. got a favorable decision from the 16th Division of the appellate court that issued a 60-day TRO on Sept.
MANILA, Philippines - The government is set to lay down the migration plan to shift to the digital terrestrial television within a period of three years to five years, the National Telecommunications Commission said. NTC commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba said the migration plan would immediately be drafted after the adoption of a memorandum circular containing the implementing rules and regulations on the DTT transition.
The MV Maharlika 2 is pictured while undergoing repairs near Lipata Port in Surigao city in southern Philippines in this December 17, 2013 file photo. The ferry, MV Maharlika 2, with at least 84 passengers and crew onboard sank on September 13, 2014 off the coast of central Philippines after a mechanical problem, and authorities said they were searching for at least 21 passengers who were still missing.
A church-run radio station in the Philippines is distributing life-size cardboard cutouts of the pope to generate "papal fever" among selfie-loving Filipinos before the pope's visit in January. At the SM Mall of Asia, students, families and other shoppers on Wednesday snapped pictures of themselves beside the papal standee.
MANILA, Philippines Getting health and accident insurance isn't very popular in the country because most Filipinos do not prioritize preparing for illnesses or accidents. But Jenny del Mundo, agency fundamental head at Sun Life Financial, said being insured is the most practical way to prepare for unforeseen incidents.
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MANILA, Philippines Free messaging app Viber is now allowing users to make video calls on both desktop and mobile in its latest version. New features and enhancements come with Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, and new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. "Now that you can make video calls from your phone as well as on your PC and Mac, you can always talk in the way that's most convenient for you, wherever you happen to be," he added.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:24 am
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