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2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Emperador gets P32-B funding to buy UK whisky maker

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.

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2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Alliance Global to open second casino by 2018

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.

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2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

DMCI: Condo 'photobomb' was photoshopped

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.

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5 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

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.

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5 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

BIR misses August revenue goal

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.

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5 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Abaya: MRT buyout plans still being finalized

MANILA, Philippines The Department of Transportation and Communications is still finalizing its plans to buy-out the Metro Rail Transit-3 , and is being done in parallel with the upgrading of the rail system. Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya said that as soon as details of the buyout are ironed out, it will be presented to the MRT Corp. , the private owner of the MRT.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest

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.

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ABS-CBN News

Robinsons to bring UK's Costa Coffee to Philippines

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.

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ABS-CBN News

NGCP completes restoration works in Luis-hit areas

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.

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ABS-CBN News

Max's Group to open hotel in Quezon City

MANILA, Philippines The Max's Group of Companies will be venturing into the hotel business with its first project expected to open next year. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the Max's Group confirmed that is preparing to launch its first hotel, the Meranti, in Quezon City.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Another CA division stops NTC's P7-B tax refund order

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.

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Gov't to lay down migration plan for shift to digital TV

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.

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Philippines braces for impact of powerful typhoon

Philippine communities on Sunday prepared for flashfloods, landslides and possible storm surges as Typhoon Kalmaegi rushed towards the country, bearing powerful winds and heavy rains, authorities said. A Filipino boy and his mother take shelter inside a plastic sheet as rain pours in Manila, Philippines on Sep. 14, 2014.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Yahoo!

About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

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.

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Post and Courier

Runup to pope's visit: Manila taking papal selfies

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.

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ABS-CBN News

Why you should get health, accident insurance

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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Big News Network.com

Scores missing as ships scour ocean following Philippine ferry disaster

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The Charlotte Observer

Dozens rescued from distressed Philippine ferry

MANILA, Philippines Rescuers saved at least 34 of the 84 people on board an inter-island ferry that is believed to have sunk late Saturday after encountering engine problems in bad weather in the central Philippines, officials said. The skipper of the M/V Maharlika II ordered its 58 passengers and his 25 crewmen to abandon the ferry after it began to list in choppy waters and strong winds midway through its trip off Southern Leyte province, Office of Civil Defense director Blanche Gobenciong and coast guard personnel said.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Viber launches free video calling for mobile

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.

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ABS-CBN News

How 'bagoong' seller became a millionaire

MANILA, Philippines Amanda Battad started selling fish when she was in third grade, not knowing that someday, it will make her a millionaire. Battad grew up from a poor family in Balanga, Bataan, and was forced to help her mother sell smoked and dried fish when she isn't in school.

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