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‘Urduja’ triggers floods, slides

TACLOBAN CITY—A 7-year-old boy drowned while three fishermen went missing as Tropical Storm “Urduja” dumped heavy rains on Eastern Visayas on Friday, triggering floods and landslides in at least 22 towns and displacing more than 24,000 families. (19-0)

Wondering where to go for Christmas Mass in Mumbai? Check out our curated list!

It’s Christmas! It’s the time of the year again when we come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is the season of colours, lights, gifts, cakes, carols, Santa and midnight mass. Attending mass is one of the important traditions and Mumbai is home to numerous churches where you can attend one. If you are wondering where to attend the midnight mass here is our handy guide to tell you which church to hit up this Christmas Eve. (19-0)

Megawide-GMR leads bid for Clark airport deal

A Filipino-Indian consortium, which took the country’s largest conglomerates by surprise three years ago when it won the Mactan Cebu International Airport contract, is poised to bag another airport deal. (31-0)

PLDT ratings raised

Telco giant PLDT Inc. got a ratings lift on the heels of an upgrade on the Philippine sovereign rating by Fitch Ratings. (28-0)

SMB begins Philippine Cup title retention bid

2017-12-14 bworldonline
THE 43rd season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) fires off this weekend with the San Miguel Beermen kicking off their quest for a four-peat for the Philippine Cup title. (19-0)

Uber offers traffic tech apps to gov’t

Ridesharing giant Uber is opening up one of its technology solutions to the government to help in determining the traffic impact and benefits of the massive land infrastructure projects in the pipeline. (19-0)

PBA Season 43 is a go this weekend at the Big Dome

2017-12-13 bworldonline
AMID the impasse currently besetting its leadership, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is pushing through with Season 43 this weekend. (19-0)

SMC Global Power launches new P20B bond offer

The power generation arm of conglomerate San Miguel Corp. returned to the local bond market on Tuesday with a new offering of P20 billion worth of retail bonds at multi-year tenor. (26-0)

Thai Bev only bidder for stake in Sabeco

HANOI: Thai Beverage, through a Vietnam unit, has emerged as the only bidder which has registered to own at least 25% of the nation’s top brewer, Sabeco, in which the government is selling a US$5bil stake. (33-0)

Dead in 25 years?

2017-12-12 philstar
President Duterte was being melodramatic as usual when he declared Metro Manila will be dead in 25 years. He just wanted to highlight Clark. With its New Clark City, the former US base seems to be where our future lies. (24-0)

PCC airs concerns over SM’s Goldilocks acquisition

2017-12-12 bworldonline
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has expressed concern over the SM Group’s acquisition of Goldilocks Bakeshop, Inc., saying the deal may give the latter an undue advantage over competitors operating in SM malls. (39-0)

PCC seeks review of buyout deal of SMC’s telco assets

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) wants the Supreme Court (SC) to review the decision of a lower court after the latter made a mistake by deeming the controversial telco deal approved, a top official said. (29-0)

Thai Beverage emerges as only bidder for large stake in Vietnam's Sabeco

2017-12-12 in.reuters
HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai Beverage, through a Vietnam unit, has emerged as the only bidder which has registered to own at least 25 percent of the nation’s top brewer, Sabeco, in which the government is selling a $5-billion stake. (33-0)

Representative Rey Umali shows bias in Sereno impeachment hearing

2017-12-12 bworldonline
I was extremely surprised at the appointment of Maria Lourdes Sereno to the Supreme Court by President Benigno S. C. Aquino III in 2010. I expect appointees to the Supreme Court to come from the ranks of justices and judges of the lower courts or to be legal luminaries in government service, private practice, and academe. (19-0)

DICT, NTC preparing rules for selecting telco to compete with PLDT, Globe

The Duterte administration is preparing guidelines that would pave the way for a new telecommunications player to compete with incumbents PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom. (29-0)

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