29-September-11 PDS FX Settlement Rate :

Php43.614=USD1.00    Prev=43.519

WED SEP 28, 2011 12:10:00 PM :

PSEi      3,877.63    1.51    +0.039%


M o s t  P o p u l a r

European leaders celebrate Germany’s crucial bailout vote

Deutsche Welle – ‎2 hours ago‎
European finance ministers have joined the EU in welcoming Germany’s approval of a key euro bailout vote. Relief has also spread to global markets, which rallied after Germany’s decision to boost Europe’s rescue fund.

Pacquiao unable to grant Westlife’s wish

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
Members of the band Westlife Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne arrive at the NAIA for a concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum yesterday.

Marquez denies ‘hating’ Pacquiao

ABS CBN News – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines – Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez has acknowledged the rivalry between him and Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao but said he holds no animosity or hatred towards the current pound-for-pound king.

Eels invade paddy fields; rice scientists raise concern

Malaya – Paul M. Icamina – ‎7 hours ago‎
MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija – A different kind of eel, that is not strictly an eel, is silently and slowly invading ricefields. It has been spotted in many provinces, and rice scientists are worried over its potentially damaging impact on 

 

P h i l i p p i n e s

No major rewriting of Charter, Drilon assures

Inquirer.net – Cathy C. Yamsuan – ‎3 hours ago‎
Senator Franklin Drilon, an ally of President Benigno Aquino III, said he was pushing for Charter change this time on the condition that the document “is not opened wide for a major rewriting.

Quiel to hit Northern Luzon on Saturday

GMANews.TV (blog) – ‎5 hours ago‎
Tropical cyclone “Quiel” (Nalgae) is expected to hit Northern Luzon this Saturday, as forecast by both Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Pearl Harbor, 

Palace confirms Jemaah-Abu Sayyaf tie up but no specific threat on Metro

Inquirer.net – Norman Bordadora – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang has confirmed the international terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya’s is closely working with the Abu Sayyaf Group but has denied receiving specific reports that the two are threatening Metro Manila.

Comelec official, four others face raps for unliquidated cash advances

Philippine Star – Sheila Crisostomo – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Heads will roll at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over various irregularities, including some P125-million unliquidated cash advances by a top 

Senators cite ups and downs of Philippines-Japan security pact

Inquirer.net – Cathy C. Yamsuan – ‎2 hours ago‎
President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/AP FILE PHOTO A security pact forged between the Philippines and Japan can be used as leverage in discussions with China and other 

‘Pedring’ death toll rises to 39; 45 missing

Inquirer.net – Dj YapTarra Quismundo – ‎3 hours ago‎
The human and physical toll of Typhoon “Pedring” continued to rise with 39 deaths reported and upward of P1 billion in property and agricultural losses recorded, disaster officials said Thursday.

QC bettor bags P72-M lotto prize

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
By Perseus Echeminada (The Philippine Star) Updated September 30, 2011 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines – A lucky player from Novaliches in Quezon City won the P72,537879.60 jackpot prize of the 6/55 Grand Lotto in the draw on Wednesday night, 

DBM chief dares SUCs to open financial records

GMANews.TV – Amita O. Legaspi – ‎9 hours ago‎
Amid clamor to increase the budgets of state universities and colleges, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Thursday urged the SUCs to divulge the details on the revenues or income they generate.

Backfloods submerge 2 Bulacan towns

Journal Online – Manny BalbinEmil Gamos – ‎6 hours ago‎
MALOLOS CITY — Officials of the still flooded low-lying coastal towns of Calumpit and Hagonoy are bracing for the onslaught of backfloods from Nueva Ecija and Pampanga and the heavy volumes of water from the damaged check gate of the Bulo irrigation 
Bulacan towns under state of calamity Philippine Information Agency

State financing for political parties key to poll reforms

gulfnews.com – Gilbert P. Felongco – ‎11 hours ago‎
Manila: Vice President Jejomar Binay batted for state financing for political parties in a bid to reform elections in the Philippines.

Military operation vs Kato looms

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
COTABATO CITY — A military operation looms against breakaway Moro rebel commander Ameril Umbra Kato with the impending declaration of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to drop him from its ranks if he refuses to reconcile with the group.

Palace to respect court on decision over Armm leaders

Sun.Star – ‎5 hours ago‎
MALACANANG said it has no choice but to recognize the holdover capacities of incumbent officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) whose terms are about to end on Friday.

Ampatuan massacre victims’ kin seek warden’s relief

GMANews.TV – ‎4 hours ago‎
Relatives of the slain victims of the Maguindanao massacre have sought the immediate relief of the warden of the jail facility in Taguig City where the murder suspects are detained.

Attaché cited for rescuing OFWs

Manila Bulletin – Hannah L. Torregoza – ‎11 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada is filing a resolution recognizing the efforts of the Philippines labor attaché to Libya Nasser Mustafa and other members of his team for facilitating the 

Narrow wage gap worries labor exec

BusinessWorld Online – ‎6 hours ago‎
THE NARROWING wage gap among employees is resulting in more skilled workers leaving the country, not to mention a disincentive to upgrade skills, a government official said yesterday.

6 Luzon dams release water, worsen floods

Inquirer.net – Tj Burgonio – ‎2 hours ago‎
PREEMPTIVE RELEASE The San Roque Dam in San Manuel, Pangasinan, opens one gate to release water on Thursday to ease pressure on the facility from the expected heavy rains of the incoming Tropical Storm “Quiel.

Loren: Be alert for cyclones

Manila Bulletin – Mario B. Casayuran – ‎11 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Senate climate change committee, said Thursday that the Philippines, often visited by tropical cyclones (tropical depression, storms or typhoons) annually, should now be 

Maguindanao under state of calamity

Tempo – ‎6 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – While all eyes are fixed on the devastation brought by typhoon “Pedring” in Luzon, a quarter of a million residents in Maguindanao are also battling massive flooding in the province for more than a week now.

Gov’t Mitigates MRT Fare Increase

Manila Bulletin – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas has assured MRT-riding public that once the government adjusts fare rate, saying it is inevitable, it would not be ‘too much’ for the riding public to bear.
Let’s not rewrite history BusinessWorld Online

Drug case witness found dead

ABS CBN News – Carine Asutilla – ‎4 hours ago‎
TALISAY CITY, Philippines – Bernard Liu, a businessman and a former government witness in a drug case involving Peter and Willington Lim in 2002, was found dead inside his compound in Barangay Tangke, 

 

B u s i n e s s

Berlin bailout fails to ease euro fears as Greek default seems unavoidable

Daily Mail – Hugo Duncan – ‎28 minutes ago‎
Fears over the future of the eurozone grew last night despite German backing for a new bailout fund aimed at saving the single currency.

BIR sues doctor, businessman, lawyer

Inquirer.net – Nikko Dizon – ‎2 hours ago‎
Stepping up its campaign against professionals who have not been paying the correct taxes, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed tax evasion charges against a pediatrician and her husband, a lawyer and a businessman.

PAL union vows ‘last hurrah’

Inquirer.net – Jerome AningPaolo G. Montecillo -‎3 hours ago‎
Employees of Philippine Airlines (PAL) are set to hold one last big rally Friday, the day their employment officially ends and the eve of the company’s switch to an outsourcing scheme that would cost 2600 jobs.

Arroyo blamed for latest slip

Tempo – ‎2 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – Malacañang is optimistic that the Philippines will rank higher in economic freedom worldwide next year due to the reforms implemented by the administration.

Abad: We’re still dealing with corrupt bureaucracy

Inquirer.net – Norman Bordadora – ‎3 hours ago‎
The Aquino administration continues to deal with a bureaucracy that became used to government releasing funds without regard for existing regulations, as was the supposed practice in the previous Arroyo administration.

Ongpin sues top DBP officials for libel

Inquirer.net – Tj Burgonio – ‎3 hours ago‎
For portraying him as “greedy and dishonest,” businessman Roberto V. Ongpin on Thursday filed libel and graft charges against Development Bank of the Philippines chairman Jose Nuñez Jr.

ASEAN Immigration Lane Creation Pushed

Manila Bulletin – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Creation of ASEAN Immigration Lane in every ASEAN country as among the proposed areas of collaboration to fully integrate the region as businesses operating in the region admitted to difficulties of meeting the 2015 deadline for 

Typhoon Nesat Shuts Hong Kong, Hits Hainan on Way to Vietnam

BusinessWeek – Stephanie TongMichelle Yun -‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) — Typhoon Nesat, the strongest to hit China this year, forced the evacuation of 300000 people, grounded flights and closed markets as it swept past Hong Kong, slammed into the Chinese island of 

Listed firms post 7% fall in 1st half net profits — PSE

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
LISTED FIRMS’ profits fell by 7% in the first half, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) yesterday reported, as higher revenues were offset by increased costs and reduced consumer demand.

Nueva Ecija under state of calamity

ABS CBN News – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Ten people were rescued in a village in Nueva Ecija on Thursday, including 5 children and an infant, after raging floods isolated their homes.

NFA releases rice supply for typhoon victims

Philippine Star – Marianne Go – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA) has issued 10425 bags of rice to local government units for relief operations and assistance to victims of typhoon 

Gasoline Slips on Lower Consumer Confidence, Less US Demand

BusinessWeek – Barbara Powell – ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Gasoline declined after reports that US consumer confidence slid to the second-lowest on record and US motor-fuel demand in July was lower than estimated.

Manila Water cited as best Philippine employer

Inquirer.net – ‎2 hours ago‎
The Manila Water Company has been hailed as the best Philippine employer and grand recipient of the Asian Human Capital Award in Singapore for its outstanding practices in human resource development and management.

Foreign investments in gov’t bonds, bills declined in Q2

Inquirer.net – Michelle V. Remo – ‎6 hours ago‎
Foreign investments in treasury bills and bonds issued by the Philippine government remained significant in the second quarter but was lower than the year-ago level as low interest rates pushed investors to buying equities.

Eton to build more BPO space amid shortage in industry

Manila Bulletin – James A. Loyola – ‎4 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Eton Properties Philippines Inc. is stepping up the construction of five to seven business process outsourcing office buildings to take advantage of an industry shortage that is seen to last until the end of 

Manufacturing growth picks up

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
FACTORY OUTPUT growth accelerated to 6.8% in July, data from the National Statistics Office (NSO) showed, but experts said this was not enough to hasten economic activity.

Regulator asked to postpone start of ‘open access’ regime

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
GROUPS in the power industry have asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to postpone the declaration of an “open access” regime “to a more viable date,” saying there is not enough time to prepare needed systems.

AES to proceed with $1B Masinloc power plant expansion

Inquirer.net – Amy R. Remo – ‎6 hours ago‎
US-based power giant AES Corp. will push through with its $1-billion expansion plan to double the existing capacity of the 600-megawatt Masinloc coal-fired facility in Zambales, according to a company official.

BDO closes Tier 2 offer a day earlier

BusinessWorld Online – ‎6 hours ago‎
BANCO DE Oro Unibank, Inc. (BDO) closed its offer of debt notes qualifying as Tier 2 capital yesterday, a day ahead of schedule, after encountering heavy demand for the investment instruments.

Phl shares end up on bargain hunting

Philippine Star – ‎10 hours ago‎
MANILA (Xinhua) — The Philippine stock market closed 0.03 percent higher on Thursday on selective bargain hunting. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index added only 1.51 percent to 3877.63.

 

S o u t h e a s t   A s i a

No major rewriting of Charter, Drilon assures

Inquirer.net – Cathy C. Yamsuan – ‎3 hours ago‎
Senator Franklin Drilon, an ally of President Benigno Aquino III, said he was pushing for Charter change this time on the condition that the document “is not opened wide for a major rewriting.

UN expert says Cambodia rights progress a ‘mixed bag’

AFP – ‎3 hours ago‎
GENEVA – Despite significant human rights progress in Cambodia, freedom of expression has worsened, a UN expert told AFP, describing the situation as “a mixed bag”.

Indonesia plane crash; 18 dead

Tempo – ‎1 hour ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) –A small plane carrying 18 people crashed in western Indonesia on Thursday, officials said, as search-and-rescue teams rushed to the scene.

Quiel to hit Northern Luzon on Saturday

GMANews.TV (blog) – ‎5 hours ago‎
Tropical cyclone “Quiel” (Nalgae) is expected to hit Northern Luzon this Saturday, as forecast by both Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Pearl Harbor, 

Palace confirms Jemaah-Abu Sayyaf tie up but no specific threat on Metro

Inquirer.net – Norman Bordadora – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang has confirmed the international terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya’s is closely working with the Abu Sayyaf Group but has denied receiving specific reports that the two are threatening Metro Manila.

A Red affair

Malay Mail – ‎6 hours ago‎
It can’t get any better than that as former Manchester United star Jesper Blomqvist will don the Merah Kuning jersey when Selangor hosts Singapore in the Sultan of Selangor Cup at Shah Alam Stadium tomorrow .

Home Singapore Supply of Indonesian domestic helpers to be cut?

TODAYonline – Esther NgSujadi Siswo – ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE – A recent media report – quoting an Indonesian official – has claimed that the Indonesian government is set to allow its citizens to work as domestic helpers in just four countries: Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Guan Eng: Not part of my speech

The Sun Daily – Himanshu Bhatt – ‎10 hours ago‎
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 29, 2011): Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said words ascribed to him about crime in Johor being higher than in Penang were not part of his speech text during a close-door event held in Singapore.
I’m the best Sin Chew Jit Poh

Mike Arroyo hits November filing of graft raps

Philippine Star – Paolo Romero – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo yesterday slammed President Aquino for apparently imposing a deadline for filing the first corruption charges 

Comelec official, four others face raps for unliquidated cash advances

Philippine Star – Sheila Crisostomo – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Heads will roll at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over various irregularities, including some P125-million unliquidated cash advances by a top 

Court sets Oct 3 to hear PM’s applications in Anwar trial

The Sun Daily – ‎15 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 29, 2011): Hearings for the application by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, to set aside their subpoenas to appear as defence witnesses in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s trial has been 

State financing for political parties key to poll reforms

gulfnews.com – Gilbert P. Felongco – ‎11 hours ago‎
Manila: Vice President Jejomar Binay batted for state financing for political parties in a bid to reform elections in the Philippines.

QC bettor bags P72-M lotto prize

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
By Perseus Echeminada (The Philippine Star) Updated September 30, 2011 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines – A lucky player from Novaliches in Quezon City won the P72,537879.60 jackpot prize of the 6/55 Grand Lotto in the draw on Wednesday night, 

Korean killed, driver wounded

Inquirer.net – Kristine Felisse Mangunay – ‎5 hours ago‎
A Korean businessman was killed while his Filipino driver was wounded after two men on a motorcycle fired upon their vehicle in San Juan City at around 8:30 am Thursday.

Nazi-Themed Parade at Thai School Causes Outrage

Shalom Life – Sarah Bauder – ‎53 minutes ago‎
A catholic school in Chiang Mai, Thailand is facing condemnation after students in a sports day parade clad themselves in Nazi attire, and waved swastika flags.

PAS Invites Umno, Muftis To Forum On Hudud

Bernama – ‎10 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 (Bernama) — After its proposal to implement hudud was rejected by the opposition coalition partners, PAS has invited Umno and muftis to a forum on the Islamic laws.

Empire Gallery Explosion Caused By Leaking Gas Pipe At Restaurant

Bernama – ‎9 hours ago‎
PETALING JAYA, Sept 29 (Bernama) — Initial investigations by the Fire and Rescue Department indicate the explosion at the Empire Gallery, Subang here was due to a leaking gas pipe at a restaurant on the Lower Ground floor of the shopping complex, 

DBM chief dares SUCs to open financial records

GMANews.TV – Amita O. Legaspi – ‎9 hours ago‎
Amid clamor to increase the budgets of state universities and colleges, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Thursday urged the SUCs to divulge the details on the revenues or income they generate.

Forensic Officer Tells Court Did Not Know Results Of Tests On Evidence

Bernama – ‎8 hours ago‎
SHAH ALAM, Sept 29 (Bernama) — A senior officer of the police’s forensics department told the High Court here in the murder trial of cosmetics millionairess Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others that he did not know the results of tests, 

Backfloods submerge 2 Bulacan towns

Journal Online – Manny BalbinEmil Gamos – ‎6 hours ago‎
MALOLOS CITY — Officials of the still flooded low-lying coastal towns of Calumpit and Hagonoy are bracing for the onslaught of backfloods from Nueva Ecija and Pampanga and the heavy volumes of water from the damaged check gate of the Bulo irrigation 
Bulacan towns under state of calamity Philippine Information Agency

 

W o r l d

Indonesia plane crash; 18 dead

Tempo – ‎1 hour ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) –A small plane carrying 18 people crashed in western Indonesia on Thursday, officials said, as search-and-rescue teams rushed to the scene.

Explosion rocks hotel in Pakistan’s capital

Seattle Post Intelligencer – Zarar Khan -‎15 minutes ago‎
Pakistani protesters rally against the United States in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Pakistan lashed out at the US for accusing the country’s most powerful intelligence agency of supporting extremist attacks against 

In Saudi Arabia, Only Men Vote, And Not Often

NPR – Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson – ‎1 hour ago‎
Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approx. 7:00 pm ET Saudi men wait to cast their votes in municipal elections in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

Tony Blair responds to Telegraph allegations about his ‘jet-set’ lifestyle

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎33 minutes ago‎
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair in interview to Indian television denied claims that he had used his role as a peace envoy in the Middle East to win private business contracts.

Libya’s new rulers close in on Gadhafi clan

Vancouver Sun – ‎8 minutes ago‎
A tent of National Transitional Council fighters sits a few kilometers west of Sirte as the sun sets on September 29, 2011. Libya’s new rulers stepped up the hunt for Moammar Gadhafi’s inner circle, seeking the arrest of one of his sons, Saadi, 

Saleh return stalls Yemen deal again, opponent says

Reuters – Mohammed GhobariErika Solomon -‎29 minutes ago‎
SANAA (Reuters) – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s abrupt return from Saudi Arabia has put a sudden halt to progress on a deal to ease him from power, a leading opposition official said.

What should America’s goal be in Afghanistan?

CNN (blog) – Melissa LabontePeter Romaniuk -‎1 hour ago‎
Editor’s Note: Melissa Labonte is an assistant professor of political science at Fordham University. Peter Romaniuk is an assistant professor of government at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Chinese analyst calls for war in South China Sea

Taipei Times – Michael ColeShih Hsiu-chuan -‎6 hours ago‎
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday reaffirmed Taiwan’s sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea and called on all claimants to peacefully resolve the impasse.

Kim Jong-il must see the dark path that follows failed talks

Financial Times – Victor Cha – ‎1 hour ago‎
The dilemma of dealing with North Korea is that Dear Leader Kim Jong-il has nothing to lose by being his truculent self. This dilemma is ever more stark, given America’s inclination to restart a talks process that has failed so often in 

Dems Reject Key House GOP Bill Over Threats To Planned Parenthood, Health Care Law

TPMDC – Brian Beutler – ‎1 hour ago‎
House Republicans are attaching controversial cuts and policy measures to legislation required to run the biggest domestic department in the federal government, and if they don’t back off there will likely be, you guessed it, another government 

US condemns assault on envoy in Syria

San Francisco Chronicle – Matthew Lee -‎16 minutes ago‎
Bassem Tellawi / AP Pro-Syrian regime protesters, shout slogans and hold up an Arabic placard read:”Listen Sarkozy you checked the Syrian people’s DNA and you found cells of honors that you don’t have,” as they protest in front the 

Taiwan police arrest 800 in phone scam crackdown

TODAYonline – ‎1 hour ago‎
TAIPEI – Taiwanese police said yesterday they have arrested 800 suspected phone scammers in raids coordinated with the police in China and seven South-east Asian countries.

Korean killed, driver wounded

Inquirer.net – Kristine Felisse Mangunay – ‎5 hours ago‎
A Korean businessman was killed while his Filipino driver was wounded after two men on a motorcycle fired upon their vehicle in San Juan City at around 8:30 am Thursday.

Doctors jailed ‘for treating Bahrain protesters’

ABC Online – ‎21 minutes ago‎
Bahrain has jailed 20 doctors for up to 15 years on theft and other charges, in what critics claimed was reprisal for treating protesters during unrest in the Gulf kingdom this year.

Abuja, Nigeria; Warning!

NEXT – ‎5 hours ago‎
On October 1, 2011, The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) intends to place bombs within and in the immediate vicinity of Eagle square, venue for the proposed 2011 independence anniversary celebrations.

Cairo parties threaten poll boycott

Independent Online – Tamim Elyan – ‎8 minutes ago‎
Cairo – Political parties from across Egypt’s political spectrum threatened to boycott elections scheduled to start in November unless the country’s military rulers amend the election law.

Abortion debate erupts in Argentina as election nears

Free Speech Radio News – ‎43 minutes ago‎
In Argentina, reproductive rights advocates are pushing lawmakers to ease restrictions on abortion. Most countries in Latin America have made abortion illegal, as is the case in Argentina.
Argentina’s bumpy ride BusinessWorld Online

How Anna Chapman Became the Face of Kremlin Capitalism

BusinessWeek – Nathan Thornburgh – ‎45 minutes ago‎
For a glimpse of the New New Russia—and its struggle to supplant the Old New Russia of a few years back—you could do worse than venture up to the deck of the O2 Lounge on top of Moscow’s Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Suu Kyi to hold more talks with Myanmar regime

AFP – ‎8 hours ago‎
YANGON – Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hold another round of talks with the new army-backed government, her spokesman said on Thursday, following signs of a thaw in relations.
Progress report on Myanmar The Economist (blog)

Clark firm, gas company seal $50-million pact for air separation plant

Sun.Star – Rey G. Navales – ‎2 hours ago‎
CLARK FREEPORT – The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has forged a $50-million pact for an air separation plant with Ingasco, a Japanese gas company.

 

S c i e n c e

China launches program to catch up with space powers

RT – ‎23 minutes ago‎
The Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace” module sits atop a Long March 2F rocket prior to takeoff at the Jiuquan launch centre in Gansu province on September 28, 2011.

Eels invade paddy fields; rice scientists raise concern

Malaya – Paul M. Icamina – ‎7 hours ago‎
MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija – A different kind of eel, that is not strictly an eel, is silently and slowly invading ricefields. It has been spotted in many provinces, and rice scientists are worried over its potentially damaging impact on 

Shark victim in South Africa ‘saved by tourniquet’

BBC News – ‎44 minutes ago‎
The surgeon who operated on a man attacked by a shark in South Africa says his life was saved by a wetsuit used as an emergency tourniquet.
Blackout silenced shark alarm Independent Online

Messenger’s message from Mercury: Time to rewrite the textbooks

Christian Science Monitor – Mark Sappenfield -‎41 minutes ago‎
Scientists with the Messenger mission to Mercury unveiled their findings Thursday, which are answering some decades-old mysteries – but also creating new ones.

On Eve of Awarding Prizes, Silliness Reigns

International Business Times – ‎42 minutes ago‎
By IB Times Staff Reporter | September 29, 2011 5:46 PM EDT Expect silliness and laughter from scientists Thursday night in the hallowed halls of Harvard University as as ten scientists will be awarded the coveted Ig Nobel Prize, a send up of the more 

Galaxy Groups and Clusters’ ‘Redshifting’ Confirms Einstein’s Relativity 

ThirdAge – Sheila Ring – ‎2 hours ago‎
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity has been proven to be correct once more, after a new study of galaxy grou… Read Moreps and clusters confirmed light will lose energy as it is escaping a gravitational field.

Another dead satellite to fall in November

msnbc.com – Denise Chow – ‎20 hours ago‎
A defunct NASA satellite that fell to Earth last week sparked some worldwide buzz, but it’s not the only spacecraft falling out of space.
Another dead satellite will crash into Earth Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Aurora Borealis seen from the ISS is stunning

Techi – Rocco Penn – ‎2 hours ago‎
There are several natural phenomenon that transcend art and humanity and give us things that are truly awe inspiring. The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis have been among the most stunning of these natural phenomena for centuries.

 

H e a l t h

Health office imposes generic medicines

Sun.Star – ‎2 hours ago‎
THE Department of Health (DOH) regional office here is imposing the enforcement of the generics law on the purchase, dispensing and administering of drugs and medicines.

Deadly cantaloupes: How safe are we?

Seattle Post Intelligencer – Vanessa Ho -‎19 minutes ago‎
Federal health officials said the number of illnesses and maybe deaths may rise in coming weeks due to a cantaloupe-related listeria outbreak.

Girl, 10, Brings Whole Community Out To Donate Bone Marrow (VIDEO)

Huffington Post – ‎3 hours ago‎
It’s been two years of chemotherapy and radiation since 10-year-old Chenee Cayco was diagnosed with an agressive form of leukemia.

Poverty and dynasties: The chicken or the egg?

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (blog) – Ed Lingao -‎8 hours ago‎
DO DYNASTIES love poverty, or does poverty love dynasties? And with so much political and economic inequality in the Philippines, are dynasties the cause, or the effect?

If you’re happy and you know it, did you tweet?

Boston Globe – Lauran Neergaard – ‎16 minutes ago‎
AP Medical Writer / September 29, 2011 WASHINGTON—Twitter confirms it: People tend to wake up in a good mood and are happiest on weekends.

Chavez Goes on Venezuelan TV to Rebut Reports About His Health

BusinessWeek – Charlie Devereux – ‎57 minutes ago‎
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared on live television today to rebut media reports that his health has deteriorated since he returned from a fourth round of chemotherapy in Cuba.

Elizabeth Hurley makes sure she’s perfect in pink as she adjusts her charity 

Daily Mail – Georgina Littlejohn – ‎2 hours ago‎
Elizabeth Hurley is not a woman to step out of her house looking any less than her immaculate self. So it came as no surprise to see her making sure she was perfectly presentable to her public at a charity event today.
Pink Paper Day 2011 Las Vegas Review – Journal

Stroke risk rises with slightly higher blood pressure

CBC.ca – ‎3 hours ago‎
Beginning of Story Content People with blood pressure that is slightly elevated may be at higher risk of stroke. A study in this week’s online issue of the journal Neurology reviewed the results of12 studies on more than 518520 adults looking at blood 

Cat with 2 faces lives 12 years, sets record

Salt Lake Tribune – Rodrique Ngowi – ‎22 minutes ago‎
AP Worcester, Mass. • Frank and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses, three eyes – and lots of doubts about his future.

Vaccine May Turn HIV Into ‘Minor Infection’

ABC News (blog) – ‎3 hours ago‎
A potent vaccine may reduce HIV to a minor chronic infection, similar to the herpes virus, Spanish researchers said Wednesday. But experts warn that a cure for HIV/AIDS is still a long way away.

A Cheaper Way to Quit Smoking?

TIME – Alice Park – ‎2 hours ago‎
A cheap quit-smoking drug sold in Eastern Europe can help smokers kick the habit, but it’s not as effective as more expensive medications available in the US, a new study finds.

‘Stay Sober Pill’ On The Horizon?

Huffington Post – ‎4 hours ago‎
Next time you get a little too drunk, blame it on your immune system, not so much on the alcohol. Scientists already knew alcohol affects nerve cells in the brain; the findings suggest our response to alcohol is both neuronal and immunological.

‘About Her’ shows rage, despair, humour of women with aggressive breast cancer

Winnipeg Free Press – Cassandra Szklarski -‎1 hour ago‎
A scene from the documentary “About Her” is shown in a handout photo. The documentary tells the intimate story of nine young women facing life in the wake of diagnosis with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

‘Magic Mushrooms’ Could Change You for the Better

Newser – Matt Cantor – ‎1 hour ago‎
(Newser) – All that hippie stuff about opening your mind may have some truth to it. Scientists have found that psilocybin, the drug in “magic mushrooms,” can improve one aspect of a subject’s personality: her “openness.

Embarrass easily? You’re likely trustworthy, a study finds

Globe and Mail – wency leung – ‎1 hour ago‎
Are you easily flustered? Does the slightest faux pas make you blush? If so, don’t hide it. People who are easily embarrassed may also be more trustworthy, co-operative, altruistic and faithful in relationships, according to a new study from the 

Ministry warns on HIV infections

New Vision – Anne Mugisa – ‎2 hours ago‎
THE Ministry of Health has appealed to religious groups to counsel men to stop having extramarital sex to stem the raising rates of HIV infections.

Nigerian leader pledges polio eradication in two years

AFP – ‎4 hours ago‎
ABUJA – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan told philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates Thursday that he was determined to eradicate polio within two years after the crippling disease re-emerged earlier this year.

A Silent Public Health Crisis

Huffington Post (blog) – ‎2 hours ago‎
Americans have heard about a slew of public health crises so far this year. Michelle Obama cited childhood obesity. The FDA warned about tainted food and drugs, while the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy applied the term to 

Slidell marathon softball tournament Saturday to benefit American Cancer Society

NOLA.com – ‎1 hour ago‎
By The Times-Picayune A dozen teams will battle overnight to win the Midnight Madness Coed Softball Tournament at Swinging for the Cure on Oct. 1, 2 pm to 2 am, at John Slidell Park.

 

E n t e r t a i n m e n t 

Conrad Murray Trial: 911 call played for jurors Thursday

CBS News – ‎30 minutes ago‎
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES – Jurors in the trial of Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal physician, heard Thursday a 911 call placed by one of Jackson’s bodyguards.

Pacquiao unable to grant Westlife’s wish

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
Members of the band Westlife Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne arrive at the NAIA for a concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum yesterday.

Pinoy artist Rodel Tapaya reaches finals of intl art tilt

GMANews.TV – Jessica Dioquino – ‎11 hours ago‎
Young Pinoy visual artist Rodel Tapaya has advanced to the finals of the 2011 Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize, the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) said.

Mutya’s new thrust: ‘Beauty Tourism Adventure’

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
Like the other beauty contests, the Mutya ng Pilipinas is a rich source of showbiz materyales Fuertes. Some of Mutya title-holders who have crossed over to showbiz: the late Rio Diaz, Emma Yuhico, Rosemarie de Vera, Michelle Aldana, Marilou Bendigo, 

Movie review: Friends With Benefits

AsiaOne – Yong Shu Hoong – ‎20 hours ago‎
Despite steamy love scenes in this comedy written and directed by Will Gluck (Easy A), Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis come across as casual friends more than lovers.
Four international flavours Helsinki Times (subscription)

It’s been a decade and she has a lot to show for it

BusinessWorld Online – Jeffrey O. Valisno – ‎6 hours ago‎
SINCE she was first seen exclaiming “I Love You, Piolo!” in a TV commercial for a soft drink brand 10 years ago, singer-TV host Toni Gonzaga has went on to become one of the major celebrities of her time.

Carmina on surviving & thriving

Philippine Star – Nathalie Tomada – ‎6 hours ago‎
Carmina Villarroel seals another endorsement with the new Del Monte Tomato and Spaghetti Sauce with MMK. MANILA, Philippines – Even with the growing number of things she 

Japan earmarks P5-B forestland loan

Manila Bulletin – Roy C. Mabasa – ‎11 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Japanese government has earmarked the appropriation of an estimated Y9.244 billion, or approximately P5.084 billion, to strengthen forestland management in the Philippines.
Japan extends P5-billion ODA for forest care Middle East North Africa Financial Network

An Exclusive Clip From ‘Carnage’

New York Times (blog) – ‎1 hour ago‎
By MEKADO MURPHY The 49th New York Film Festival opens Friday with the North American premiere of Roman Polanski’s latest film, “Carnage.

Charice arrives in Qatar to perform, talks Lady Gaga and Chris Brown

CarterMatt.com – ‎6 hours ago‎
Is there an artist out there at the moment who is more international than Charice? At the moment, it certainly doesn’t seem like it.

Hungover Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she partied a tad too hard on her birthday

Daily Mail – ‎2 hours ago‎
But the pretty blonde Oscar-winning actress has revealed her wild ways led to some painful after affects the next day, which unfortunately coincided with a flight overseas from New York.

Louis Vuitton Island Maison – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

stupidDOPE.com – LeVar Thomas – ‎5 hours ago‎
If you’ve got the dough and are a “shop-til-you-drop” kind of person, Louis Vuitton makes the task a pleasurable and monumental one.
Flagship armada Financial Times

HBO’s ‘Hung’ Season 3 Premieres On Sunday, October 2nd!

Icon Vs. Icon – ‎1 hour ago‎
The third season of HUNG premieres this Sunday, October 2nd at 10pm, only on HBO! Check out a video from Charlie describing just how hard Pimpin’ has become!

Association of Flight Attendants champions female employees

Gadling – McLean Robbins – ‎5 hours ago‎
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA wants to point out that a lot has changed since the days of girdle and weight checks. The world’s largest Flight Attendant union, recognized the season 

Mideo Cruz, ex-CCP director seek suit’s dismissal

Inquirer.net – ‎3 hours ago‎
The artist behind a controversial art installation and an official of the institution that presented it on Thursday asked the Ombudsman to dismiss the criminal charges filed against them by religious groups offended by the artwork.

Gucci Museum opens in Florence

Gadling – McLean Robbins – ‎1 hour ago‎
One of the world’s most well-known luxury fashion labels, Gucci, this week opened a museum in Florence. While we need very little reason to travel to Italy or to write about anything luxury, 

Scandinavia House to Host ‘Gotland in New York’ Exhibition and Event Series

Airlines and Destinations – ‎1 hour ago‎
by Staff on September 29, 2011 From October 30 through November 5, 2011, ‘Gotland in New York’, an exhibition and event series at Scandinavia House (located at 58 Park Avenue at 38th Street) will highlight the beauty, history, culinary heritage and 

Roast cauliflower salad

iAfrica.com – Bryony Whitehead – ‎13 hours ago‎
My husband is an enthusiastic and creative home chef who relies on last minute inspiration to create masterpiece meals. One such meal was this satisfying warm salad he made recently.
Crispy pork noodle salad Journal Online

 

S p o r t s

NCAA: Stags, Red Lions face dangerous rivals

Inquirer.net – ‎4 hours ago‎
By Cedelf P. Tupas MANIL, Philippines—A well-rested San Sebastian squad stakes its unblemished record against dangerous Letran in one of the two crucial games Friday in the 87th NCAA basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
NCAA today Tempo

PBA-Gilas partnership assured

Inquirer.net – Ronnie Nathanielsz – ‎4 hours ago‎
Whenever a Philippine national basketball team doesn’t fare too well in a major international tournament, there is a negative effect on the PBA in terms of interest, attendance and TV ratings.

SBP sends Fiba Asia hosting bid

Inquirer.net – June Navarro – ‎4 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines—The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is going all out to gain homecourt advantage in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship.

Four share ICTSI lead

Inquirer.net – Musong R. Castillo – ‎4 hours ago‎
TRECE Martirez, Cavite—Gene Bondoc closed out with a double bogey and settled for a 4-under-par 68 that dropped him to a four-way tie for the first round lead in the ICTSI Sherwood Hills Classic here.
Unlucky 9 for 3 golfers Manila Bulletin

Tipon makes it 3-0 for Philippines in World Boxing Championship

Inquirer.net – ‎6 hours ago‎
BAKU, Azerbaijan—Bantamweight Joan Tipon leaned on his vast experience to thwart hard-hitting counter-puncher Alberto Melian of Argentina and make it 3-0 for the PLDT-Abap National Boxing team in the AIBA World Boxing Championships here.
Boxer Tipon makes it 3-0 Manila Bulletin

FEU needs a storm of a game

Inquirer.net – Sev Sarmenta – ‎4 hours ago‎
Typhoon “Pedring” wreaked havoc on our country that should by now be so accustomed to storms. And yet in many aspects, we remained unfamiliar with some storm-related decisions like how to suspend classes faster and move flooded victims 

Manny Pacquiao Fights with Destiny

Esquire – Gary Andrew Poole – ‎4 hours ago‎
No, he’s not the next Ali – he can’t even hold a conversation, let alone grow up. But, man, could he be something. Now if he would only figure what that something should be.

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko apologises to manager Roberto Mancini for 

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎10 minutes ago‎
Edin Dzeko has apologised to Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini for his reaction to being substituted in Munich on Tuesday. By Telegraph staff and agencies Although Carlos Tévez topped the crime sheet with his refusal to play, which has brought 

LBC Ronda Pilipinas Tour resumes Friday

Inquirer.net – Marc Anthony Reyes – ‎4 hours ago‎
CALAPAN CITY—Former champion Joel Calderon of Nueva Ecija sets out in Stage 4 of the 2011 LBC Ronda Pilipinas Friday with youngsters George Oconer of the Philippine Under-23 team and Rudy Roque of American Vinyl breathing down his 
Ronda resumes Manila Bulletin

Azkals battle HK in 4-nation meet opener

Philippine Star – Olmin Leyba – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals plunge into their first international foray since their historic second-round stint in the Asian qualifiers for the 2014 Fifa World 

Drexler talks about Pacquiao, Coach Spo

ABS CBN News – ‎16 hours ago‎
NBA legend Clyde “The Glide” Drexler is in Manila to hold basketball clinics for the youth, as part of the NBA’s interactive fan event, NBA Madness.

Tougher Meralco

Tempo – ‎6 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – Power has been supplied for Meralco in the coming 37th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

TWO BROTHERS, TWICE THE WORRY

PhilBoxing.com – ‎12 hours ago‎
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr. Dave Peñalosa will make his debut as professional boxer roughly an hour before his elder brother, Dodie Boy Peñalosa,Jr starts his seventh pro bout.

Red Sox mull 2011 collapse, what it means for ’12

Houston Chronicle – Jimmy Golen – ‎15 minutes ago‎
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz watches from the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, Sept.
MLB madness in game 162 The Guardian (blog)

Controversial referee to call shots in Nietes vs Hilares

ABS CBN News – ‎Sep 28, 2011‎
MANILA, Philippines – Controversial boxing referee Joe Cortez will be calling the shots in the title bout between Filipino champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and light flyweight titlist Ramon Garcia Hilares.

Why won’t Manny Pacquiao Respond to Sergio Martinez?

Opposing Views – Alex Groberman – ‎22 minutes ago‎
Manny Pacquiao is in a very unique position. He’s largely considered the best pound-for-pounder in the sport, and he’s more or less accomplished everything that a fighter of his caliber can accomplish.

Rugby World Cup 2011: Survival is at stake for England and Scotland

Daily Mail – Chris Foy – ‎11 minutes ago‎
There has rarely been a dull moment so far in England’s World Cup journey, what with black shirts and tense wins, disciplinary dramas, serious injuries, bans, ‘dwarfgate’ and ‘ballgate’.

With eye on clock, NBA owners, players seek deal

Boston Globe – Brian Mahoney – ‎21 minutes ago‎
AP Basketball Writer / September 29, 2011 NEW YORK—They don’t have a deal yet, and they are just about out of time. After some two years of on-and-off negotiations, that’s about all NBA players and owners agree on.

Hoop venues ready for Olympics

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
LONDON – Basketball will be played in two venues at the Olympics next year and fans are expected to pack the arenas not to cheer for the Great Britain men’s team but to watch the US squad made up of NBA stars.
Mixed reactions over UK’s new Great Campaign e-Travel Blackboard (press release)

 

T e c h n o l o g y

Amazon Kindle Fire looks to unseat Apple’s iPad, but some analysts are skeptical

Washington Post – ‎25 minutes ago‎
Amazon announced Wednesday a new tablet series, highlighted by the Kindle Fire, whose price and features show Amazon’s aim of disrupting the tablet market currently dominated by Apple’s iPad.

Manila Water cited as best Philippine employer

Inquirer.net – ‎2 hours ago‎
The Manila Water Company has been hailed as the best Philippine employer and grand recipient of the Asian Human Capital Award in Singapore for its outstanding practices in human resource development and management.

Technologies transfrom waste into energy

Manila Bulletin – ‎7 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – There are new and emerging technologies to produce energy from waste and other materials. Several Philippine cities and municipalities, in partnership with private companies advocating green technology, are engaged in transforming 

Apple closing Covent Garden store early for iPhone press event

uSwitch.com (Tech) – Dew Alam – ‎11 hours ago‎
Apple is planning to shut up shop early at its Covent Garden branch on October 4th to make room for a media gathering. Macrumors intercepted an internal communiqué sent out to staff members at the phone-maker’s biggest store in the world notifying them 

YouTube service stumbles

AFP – ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO – YouTube service stumbled on Thursday, leaving some visitors frustrated that they couldn’t watch videos at the popular website.

Google introduces its own brand of gaydar

Globe and Mail – erin anderssen – ‎1 hour ago‎
So this is what you do with the biggest databank of information in the world: You create your own celebrity gaydar. One wonders how people previously managed to answer such vexing questions such as, “Is Hugh Jackman gay?

OK, I wasn’t paranoid until I read this story: “Diebold voting machines can be

The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) – ‎12 hours ago‎
Voting machines used by as many as a quarter of American voters heading to the polls in 2012 can be hacked with just $10.50 in parts and an 8th grade science education, according to computer science and security experts at the Vulnerability Assessment 

RIM Developer-Relations Head Lessard Latest to Leave

San Francisco Chronicle – ‎16 minutes ago‎
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd.’s head of developer relations is leaving the company, adding to a spate of executive departures at the maker of BlackBerry smartphones.

Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Review New Facebook Features

New York Times (blog) – Somini Sengupta -‎20 minutes ago‎
If you listen to Lionel Richie several times a week, do you want that popping up on your Facebook page for all the world to see? What if you click on a glowing obituary of Osama bin Laden?
Privacy groups urge Facebook probe Monsters and Critics.com

Microsoft Sucks Up $444 Million From Android Makers

PC Magazine – Sara Yin – ‎13 minutes ago‎
Microsoft will reap $444 million in licensing fees from Android manufacturers this year, charging $3-6 per mobile device, according to a report from Goldman Sachs.
Is Microsoft making $1 billion from mobile? Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Businesses Gain Unexpected Benefits From Facebook’s Impending Ch-Ch-Changes

Forbes – ‎34 minutes ago‎
The original California girl. CEO of MyCorporation. Graduate of Pepperdine law school. Multitasking mom of two sons. Aerobics and fitness enthusiast.

Apple to Oz court: ‘Our products are lame, really’

Register – Richard Chirgwin – ‎1 hour ago‎
Lawyers, it seems, don’t have to clear the things they say to judges with the corporate PR department. So it is that in the Apple vs Samsung hearing in the Federal Court in Sydney yesterday, 

Media: Skyward Sword Intro Video

N-Europe – Aaron Clegg – ‎44 minutes ago‎
Check out the opening clip from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, if you dare… The official intro video for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has been made available on the game’s official website, and you can watch it right here.

Will Samsung event unveil latest Android version and Nexus phone?

Los Angeles Times – ‎1 hour ago‎
The rumors have been swirling for months that the next version of Google’s Android operating system, to be nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich, will make its debut on a new Samsung smartphone which could be called the Nexus Prime.

DOJ on Google-Motorola deal; Redfin’s new agent ranking tool

TechFlash – Aislyn Greene – ‎1 hour ago‎
Connect with TechFlash on our Facebook page for all the latest technology news headlines and commentary, plus information and access to special events, photos from events, promotions and more.

Report: Facebook iPad app, new mobile system on the way

Washington Post – Hayley Tsukayama -‎42 minutes ago‎
Facebook has made enough announcements in the past month to last until next year’s f8 developer conference, but TechCrunch reports that more may be on the way.

HTC talks up Windows Phone, diversification

ZDNet (blog) – Larry Dignan – ‎2 hours ago‎
Summary: An HTC exec says affinity for Windows Phone is “very strong,” and has generated “excitement” inside the company. An HTC executive in Singapore said that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is 

Apple to pull plug on iPod?

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) – George Mathis -‎4 hours ago‎
Apple makes the most sought after gadgets on the planet, but they may be about to pull the plug on one that helped get the revolution rolling.

RIM Customers To Ditch BlackBerry for iPhone 5

Vision 2 Mobile – Josh Long – ‎32 minutes ago‎
Research in Motion could suffer a slew of subscriber losses, benefiting its more successful rival Apple, if a survey proves clairvoyant.

 

MARKET INFORMATION
   Market Closed
   As of THU SEP 29, 2011 12:10:00 PM
PSE COMPOSITE AND SECTORAL INDICES
VALUE CHANGE % CHG
 PSEi    3,877.63    1.51    0.039   
 All Shares    2,787.78    0.61    0.0219   
 Financials    889.58    13.99    1.5978   
 Industrial    6,506.67    21.06    0.3226   
 Holding Firms    3,033.76    6.67    0.2194   
 Property    1,353.79    12.05    0.8981   
 Services    1,386.56    7.67    0.5501   
 Mining & Oil    19,514.40    63.13    0.3246   

 

MARKET ACTIVITY
   Trades 15828
   Volume 7,975,147,487
   Value 5,178,638,395
   Advances 75
   Declines 61
   Unchanged 38

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Lotto Game Combinations Draw Date Jackpot Winners
Superlotto 6/49 14-33-37-34-27-07 9/29/2011 67,117,323.60 0
6Digit 4-5-3-9-6-2 9/29/2011 776,115.42 0
Swertres Lotto 11AM 0-4-5 9/29/2011 4,500.00 283
Swertres Lotto 4PM 4-8-1 9/29/2011 4,500.00 391
Swertres Lotto 9PM 3-8-4 9/29/2011 4,500.00 644
EZ2 Lotto Luzon 9PM 08-01 9/29/2011 4,000.00 540
EZ2 Lotto Vismin 9PM 08-01 9/29/2011 4,000.00 43
Lotto 6/42 08-32-28-42-20-03 9/29/2011 3,924,702.00 2
EZ2 Lotto 11AM 08-04 9/29/2011 4,000.00 189
EZ2 Lotto 4PM 06-15 9/29/2011 4,000.00 133

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Philippine Stock Exchange  |  PHILIPPINE MUTUAL FUNDS
Company Name NAV per share (PhP) One Year Return (%) Three Year Return (%) Four Year Return (%) Year-to-date Return (%)
ATR KimEng Equity Opportunity Fund 2.5371 -4.82% 13.91% 8.81% -9.03%
First Metro Save & Learn Equity Fund, Inc. 3.3741 5.76% 27.89% 16.96% -3.27%
Philam Strategic Growth Fund, Inc. 348.27 -2.31% 19.93% 12.86% -7.92%
Philequity Fund, Inc. 18.8966 -1.97% 22.88% 14.17% -6.45%
Philequity PSE Index Fund Inc. 2.6207 0.55% 17.59% 16.22% -3.12%
Philippine Stock Index Fund Corp. * 423.21 -4.35% 14.14% 8.69% -7.7%
Sun Life Prosperity Phil. Equity Fund, Inc. 2.4484 -1.94% 15.26% 10.53% -6.25%
United Fund, Inc. 2.5841 -5.54% 9.08% 7.42% -9.62%
ATR KimEng Asia Plus Recovery Fund, Inc. ** N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S.
ALFM Growth Fund, Inc * 166.54 -5.45% n.a. n.a. -11.26%
Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund, Inc.* 1.3443 26.39% n.a. n.a. -5.13%
First Metro Save & Learn Balanced Fund Inc. 1.8911 4.97% 27.7% n.a. -4.89%
GSIS Mutual Fund, Inc. 2.654 -3.77% 16.46% 12.64% -9.22%
MFCP Kabuhayan Fund 1.4948 -3.85% 10.64% 7.54% -6.87%
NCM Mutual Funds of the Phils., Inc. 1.3503 n.a. n.a. n.a. -5.71%
Optima Balanced Fund, Inc. 1.1934 2.15% 11.17% 4.68% -1.49%
Philam Fund, Inc. 11.7461 -1.83% 17.28% 11.84% -7.2%
Sun Life Prosperity Balanced Fund, Inc. 2.4868 -2.3% 10.56% 8.23% -5.46%
Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder, Inc. $0.030409 n.a. n.a. n.a. 4.14%
PAMI Asia Balanced Fund, Inc. $0.9038 n.a. n.a. n.a. -10.62%
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Advantage Fund, Inc. $2.5967 -4.88% 1.41% 2% -3.39%
ALFM Peso Bond Fund, Inc. * 271.96 5.18% 5.94% 6.09% 2.55%
Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc. 2.0103 13.35% 11.14% 9.23% 6.03%
Ekklesia Mutual Fund Inc. * 1.629 7.46% 5.15% 4.9% 3.98%
First Metro Save & Learn Fixed Income Fund, Inc. 1.5469 9.38% 7.6% 6.47% 4.75%
Grepalife Bond Fund Corp. 1.4443 26.64% n.a. n.a. 26.63%
Philam Bond Fund, Inc. 3.2488 5.34% 5.97% 5.75% 3.5%
Philequity Peso Bond Fund Inc. 2.686 5.84% 7.02% 8.46% 3.71%
Prudentialife Fixed Income Fund Inc. 1.5903 2.55% 2.72% 4.31% 0.51%
Sun Life Prosperity Bond Fund, Inc. 2.2901 5.11% 6.13% 4.97% 3.24%
Sun Life Prosperity GS Fund, Inc. 1.3372 5.1% 8.06% 5.79% 1.36%
ALFM Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. * $355.36 2.6% 4.38% 4.57% 1.96%
ALFM Euro Bond Fund, Inc. * €177.6 -0.67% 3.28% 2.67% -0.69%
ATR KimEng Total Return Bond Fund, Inc. ** N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S.
Grepalife Dollar Bond Fund Corp. $1.3971 0.69% 6.86% 5.73% 1.49%
Grepalife Fixed Income Fund Corp. 1.1689 -16.31% -1.3% 0.57% -16.59%
MAA Privilege Dollar Fixed Income Fund, Inc. $1.32564 -0.62% 1.95% 2.77% 3.09%
MAA Privilege Euro Fixed Income Fund, Inc. €0.02809 n.a. n.a. n.a. -3.47%
PAMI Global Bond Fund, Inc. $1.2284 2.17% 4.76% n.a. 3.79%
Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Inc. $1.8257 -1.27% 6.35% 5.84% 0.69%
Philequity Dollar Income Fund Inc. $0.0463745 0.24% 6.84% 7.04% 0.81%
Sun Life Prosperity Dollar Abundance Fund, Inc. $2.5712 -0.96% 6.68% 4.88% 1.67%
ALFM Money Market Fund, Inc. * 105.42 3.61% n.a. n.a. 2.33%
ATR KimEng Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.1081 0.98% 0.98% -0.92% 0.55%
First Metro Save & Learn Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.0387 1.91% n.a. n.a. 1.01%
Philam Managed Income Fund, Inc. 1.1099 0.86% 1.48% n.a. 0.4%
Sun Life Prosperity Money Market Fund, Inc. 1.1254 0.37% 0.99% 1.48% 0.23%
Source: Investment Company Association of the Philippines (ICAP);
* – NAVPS as of the previous banking day
** – NAVPS as of 2 banking days ago

http://www.bworldonline.com/main/figures.php?id=figures10

 

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