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JBL launches Bluetooth speakers, headphones with built-in assistant

MORE VOICE-ASSISTED products are seen to be available in the Philippines, as American audio equipment maker JBL looks to intensify its presence in the country.

The Philippines is the latest battleground for China’s internet giants

WITH Chinese internet giants Ant Financial Services Group and Tencent Holdings, Ltd. seeking to expand into the Philippines, experts predict a spike in the use of mobile financial services.

Grab partners with Microsoft, adopts Azure cloud platform

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato TRANSPORT network company GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd has just partnered with Microsoft Corp. to improve their digital services in Southeast...

Online hiring jumps 18% in August — Monster.com

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato Online hiring activity in the Philippines grew by 18% year on year in August, data from job listing platform Monster.com showed. In...

BOI partners with IFC to improve investments policy and promotion

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato The Board of Investments (BOI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the International Finance Corporation-World Bank (IFC-WB) to develop the...

Jollibee to bring Panda Express to the Philippines

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) has struck a partnership with US-based Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. to bring widely popular Chinese-American food chain...

Kaspersky looks to Asia-Pacific to boost transparency initiative

EMBATTLED Kaspersky Lab is looking to increase its presence in the growing Asia-Pacific (APAC) region amid increasing protectionism in Europe and the US.

Department of Agriculture green-lights import of 750,000 tons of rice

THE Department of Agriculture has just green-lighted the importation of 750,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, following the devastation recent Typhoon Ompong dealt to rice crops in Northern Luzon last week.

DENR orders review on all Minahang Bayan applications

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ordered the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to review all small-scale mining areas identified under Minahang Bayan for geological hazards.

NFA doles out 32,000 bags of rice to Ompong victims

THE National Food Authority (NFA) has released 32,391 bags of rice as of today (Sept. 18) to Typhoon Ompong victims.

Rice prices rise, just shy of P23 per kilo — PSA

AVERAGE farmgate prices for palay, or unhusked rice, nearly reached P23 per kilogram (kg), rising 17.36% year on year in the first week of September, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed.

AGI sets P240-B capex up to 2020

LISTED investment holding firm Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) said it will be allocating P240 billion in capital expenditures (capex) to be spent over three years until 2020.

Adult joblessness down in Q2 – SWS

Joblessness is down in rural areas, among women, and across most age demographics, SWS survey found.

Fullerton Health PH secures $40M IFC loan to expand HMO services

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato THE local branch of Fullerton Healthcare Corp., Ltd. has secured a $40 million long-term loan from International Finance Corp. (IFC) to...

NFA lays plans for ramped up palay procurement

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato THE National Food Authority (NFA) will be gearing up local palay — or unhusked rice — procurement following the three-month...

PSALM names winning bidders for power plant fuel supply

THE Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) named Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp and Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. as the winning bidders for...