Jake del Puerto

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‘Torre de Manila handling sends chilling effect to business community’

First of two parts<p>The controversy surrounding the so-called “photobombing” Torre de Manila has already reached the highest court of the land. The …

Food truck Shawarma Brothers opens restaurant

Shawarma Brothers had a jampacked launch. <i>Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for ABS-CBNnews.com</i><p>MANILA -- One of the food truck pioneers in the Philippines has …

Benefits fraudster from Stoke-on-Trent caught living the high life in the Philippines

Court hears Antony Malam claimed almost every benefit going while living in the sunshine of south-east Asia<p>A benefits fraudster with hundreds of thousands in the bank carried on conning the system while living a lavish lifestyle 7,000 miles away in the Philippines, a court heard.<p>Antony Malam …

A brother and sister in the Philippines invented a lamp that runs entirely on metal and saltwater.

How do you light your home when you don't have electricity and you can't afford gas?<p>You use this.<p>It's an ordinary handheld lamp, with one big …

Scientists made a major breakthrough in 3D-printed electronics that will keep you from ever drinking spoiled milk again

Polymers are poor conductors of electricity and 3D printing is based primarily around a set range of plastics. To overcome this, Controlled Environments reports that the research group designed materials based around polymers and wax. This created hollow tubes suitable for the addition of a liquid …

Shanghai just unveiled the world's first ramen vending machine

This week a group of inventors in Shanghai unveiled what is believed to be the first ramen vending machine. Just tap the screen to select and pay, and a robotic arm combines the noodles, toppings, and soup inside. In two minutes flat, your bowl comes out piping hot. Leave it to the Chinese—the …

Maynilad: Water quality back to normal

MANILA, Philippines - Water distributed to households in Las Piñas, Parañaque and Muntinlupa is now free from the odd taste and odor caused by an …

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Domain Name For Sale | Undeveloped

Buyer Protection Program<p>Undeveloped safeguards your purchase. You never have to worry! We protect every transaction through a careful escrow process, …

GMR-Megawide Consortium Bids to Manage 5 Airports in Philippines

GMR-Megawide Consortium Bids to Manage 5 Airports in Philippines<p>The Philippine government in December 2012 initiated an international competitive …

Mactan airport tax-exempt–SC

The Supreme Court has declared properties of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) tax exempt, upholding the status of its lots and …

Real tales: 23 years old and already a millionaire

Maria Francesca ‘Mica’ Tan was just 6 years old when she started thinking of ways to make money. She reminisces, “Each day, I would always wait for …

2 PH firms in Forbes’ Fab 50 list

Two Filipino firms were included in Forbes Asia’s elite group of the region’s best large publicly traded companies for 2015, dubbed the “Fabulous 50” …

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First PPP project under Aquino opens

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) —</b> After more than three years, the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX), the first project under President Benigno …

Chris Brown begs Philippines to allow him to leave

The 26-year-old American has been barred from leaving the Southeast Asian nation after a politically influential sect filed a fraud complaint, demanding a million-dollar-plus refund after he skipped a New Year's Eve concert last year.<p>"Please, please, let us leave, please," Brown said in a video …

Philippines Expands E-filing of Tax Returns, Mulls Personal Income Tax Reduction

Over the past year, the Philippines has been making great strides in improving its business environment. Chief among these improvements has been the …

The DOST Hybrid Road Train is a beautiful thing to watch on public urban roads

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The Philippines Signs IGA on FATCA with the United States

On July 15, the Philippines entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on tax information sharing with the United States in order to comply …

Kale Lover Wins Trademark Battle vs. Chick-fil-A

A Vermont man was awarded a trademark for the phrase "Eat more kale," which Chick-fil-A had said too closely resembled its own motto.<p>A folk artist who became a folk hero to some after picking a fight with fast-food giant Chick-fil-A over use of the phrase "eat more kale"--similar to their …

CashCashPinoy Lands $2.25M To Build Out The E-Commerce Opportunity In The Philippines

Raising funding for a startup is tough. Doing it in emerging markets is tougher still. Just ask Frédéric Lévy, a serial entrepreneur who just bagged a $2.25 million Series A round for CashCashPinoy, his Philippines-based e-commerce startup, from Singaporean PE firm Hera Capital.<p>“Not only are you …

Luxembourg tax files: how tiny state rubber-stamped tax avoidance on an industrial scale

An unprecedented international investigation into tax deals struck with Luxembourg has uncovered the multi-billion dollar tax secrets of some of the world’s largest multinational corporations.<p>A cache of almost 28,000 pages of leaked tax agreements, returns and other sensitive papers relating to …

Supreme Court to hear Amazon warehouse worker case over security line issue

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on Wednesday involving former Amazon warehouse workers fighting over unpaid security searches which could …