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Sugar and bio-energy company Roxas Holdings Inc. has increased its net loss in the first quarter of the current crop year despite continuing industry and market challenges.

Lawmaker: MSMEs will 'indirectly' benefit from CREATE Bill
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-05
Micro, small, and medium enterprises or MSMEs in the country will "indirectly" benefit from the recently ratified Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises or CREATE Bill, a lawmaker said on Friday.

DOH reports 8 more cases of UK Covid-19 variant; total in PH now 25
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Friday additional eight cases of the more infectious variant of the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of B.1.1.7. variant

Beyond playing, developing games about science, programming -- game dev't group
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-05
Want to develop games? Then you should brush up on your knowledge on real-world science like physics along with programming because the industry isn't just about playing games, the Game Developers Association of the Philippines advises.

Pork prices push up inflation to 2-yr high in January; 4.2% data tests BSP policy
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-05
Expensive food, particularly pork products, caused the country's inflation rate to post a two-year high in January, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. The Bataan-Cavite Interlink ...

Covid-19 vaccine rollout puts a spotlight on unequal internet access
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-05
Some of the same internet have-nots who have been at risk of losing access to remote education, telemedicine and social connections throughout the pandemic are now at risk of being left out when it comes to registering for the vaccine.

Policies, infra needed for renewable energy shift
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-05
The call for renewable energy shift would be futile without government assistance as infrastructure is needed to accelerate the transition, environmental activist Antoinette Taus says Friday.

AC Energy to fund building of Pampanga solar power facility
philstar.com - 2021-02-05
AC Energy Corp. will finance the construction of a solar power plant in Pampanga as part of the company's dream to become the biggest renewables producer in the region.

China takes aim again at BBC as dispute with Britain intensifies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
The BBC came under fire from Chinese officials and social media on Friday in an escalating diplomatic dispute, a day after Britain's media regulator revoked the TV license of

DOH assures quality cold storage for vaccines after ammonia leak in ice plant
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-05
The Department of Health is also looking into the recent accident at a Navotas ice plant that led to ammonia inhalation by thousands of families, and its possible impact on vaccine storage.

Money for Black Hawk choppers better spent on health, education -- teachers' group
philstar.com - 2021-02-05
"It is verging on immoral to be stocking up on [a] war arsenal while our people reel in health and economic crisis," said Raymond Basilio, secretary-general of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.

Inflation picks up in January at 4.2%
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-05
Inflation picked up in January with food prices still on the rise, the Philippine Statistics Authority said Friday.

Zamboanga City on high alert vs reported Abu Sayyaf bombing plot
philstar.com - 2021-02-05
Salazar said the arrest was a clear indication of the rampant terror threat as a result of the continued operations against the terror group in Sulu, Basilan and Lanao del Sur.

Looking beyond the pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-05
Photos by Bernard Testa As one of the most progressive and forward-looking cities in the Calabarzon region, Biñan has been... The 2020 contagion resulting from the novel coronavirus 2019 is real ...

DOH-CALABARZON continues roll out of COVID-19 vaccination training for health workers
Gov - 2021-02-05
QUEZON CITY, Feb 5 --The Department of Health (DOH) - CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) yesterday concluded another vaccination training for health workers for the forthcoming Covid-19 vaccines which is due to arrive on the last month ...

Indonesia virus-hit economy contracts the first time since 1998
philstar.com - 2021-02-05
In Southeast Asia, Indonesia leads the COVID-19 case tally, followed only by the Philippines whose economy contracted by far worse at 9.5% last year, a record-low.

Mayweather Tokyo exhibition postponed over virus restrictions
philstar.com - 2021-02-05
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather's exhibition fight in Tokyo this month has been postponed because of coronavirus restrictions, organizers announced Friday.

Philippines January inflation hits 4.2% yr/yr
Reuters - 2021-02-05
Philippine annual inflation accelerated faster than expected at 4.2% in January, the highest since January 2019, driven by the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index, the statistics agency said on Friday.

'There is real teeth to this'; Legal experts way in on Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-05
"This is the definition of defamation." That's what CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates told Erin Burnett Thursday night when discussing Smartmatic's $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News,

Baguio hotels now allowed to accept tourists from GCQ areas
philstar.com - 2021-02-05
The Department of Tourism on Friday announced hotels in Baguio City are now allowed to receive domestic tourists from areas under General Community Quarantine.

A job for health workers, not politicians or lawyers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
When it comes to convincing people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, it is as much about the message as it is about the messenger, according to former health secretary

Asian markets rally again as recovery bets pile up
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
HONG KONG - Asian markets bounded higher again Friday after Wall Street got back to record-breaking ways, with investors growing increasingly optimistic about the economic outlook as vaccines are

Inflation blows past expectations to 2-year high in January
philstar.com - 2021-02-05
Prices of basic goods and services rose by their fastest level in 2 years in January, overshooting government expectations as the surge in food costs remained unabated.

Philippine inflation hits 2-year high, limits room for more rate cuts
Nasdaq - 2021-02-05
Philippine annual inflation accelerated faster than expected to hit the highest level in two years in January, limiting the central bank's room for further interest rate cuts to support the pandemic-hit economy.

Comelec adopts new restrictions regarding party-list nominees
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-05
Aspiring professional may take online licensure examinations this year, according to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). In an online interview... The Commission on Election (Comelec ...

Police destroy grenade found in Cotabato City subdivision
philstar.com - 2021-02-05
"It was fortunate that residents did not tinker with it. They immediately asked for police assistance when they noticed that it was a rifle grenade," Pastolero said.

Noise pollution is harming sea life, needs to be prioritized, scientists say
Reuters - 2021-02-05
Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals' ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn.

SEC orders Chiyuto to stop offering investment scheme
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-05
The SEC also asked Chiyuto and Creative Wealth OPC to avoid transacting business involving funds in its depository banks and from transferring, disposing or conveying of any related assets to ...

Larry Ellison admits Oracle couldn't initially meet Zoom's skyrocketing cloud capacity demands
Business Insider - 2021-02-05
Cofounder Larry Ellison says Oracle couldn't meet Zoom's skyrocketing demand at first, but managed to rework its supply chain to remedy the issue.

DOH reminds public to comply with health standards to avoid COVID surge
Gov - 2021-02-05
The Department of Health - Cordillera Regional Office is reminding the public particularly those in Bontoc, Mountain Province to strictly adhere to the minimum health standards to prevent another surge of cases in the capital town .

Global stocks mostly rise with US indices at records
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
NEW YORK - European and US stocks mostly climbed Thursday, boosted by US stimulus hopes, vaccine rollouts and upbeat news from Italy amid a calmer trading environment after last week's

More consultation for unity
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
In the midst of our pandemic and poverty crisis, what we need is to come together in unity for our people. Central to this is more consultation. For the issues on the proposed pork price ceilings and

Long road ahead for Cha-cha
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
The recent efforts to introduce some amendments to the 1987 Constitution have sparked renewed public interest in the topic. And for good reason. These efforts, which

Firefly will light up the Moon with $93M lunar lander contract from NASA
TechCrunch - 2021-02-04
NASA has awarded Firefly Aerospace with a $93.3 million contract to take a lunar lander module loaded with experiments to the surface of the Moon. While the company will not be performing the launch itself,

5.1-magnitude earthquake rattles parts of Southern Luzon, NCR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked Camarines Norte, Bulacan, Metro Manila, and other parts of Southern Luzon Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of

Google launches News Showcase in Australia against Media Bargaining Code backdrop
ZDNet - 2021-02-04
Google has launched a limited version of its News Showcase in Australia despite threatening to pull Search from the nation a fortnight ago. News Showcase, Google claims, provides an "enhanced view" of articles,

Fact check: COVID-19 vaccines not deadly to two-thirds of over-65s; UK post-mortems not suspended
Reuters - 2021-02-04
False claims about vaccine deaths and post-mortems in the UK are currently being shared by two widely followed Facebook pages.

Teenagers Get in the Queue for COVID Vaccines
Medscape - 2021-02-04
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being tested in adolescents, with results for teens age 12 years and up expected in the next few months.

Fact check: Staff administering COVID-19 vaccines are not war criminals
Reuters - 2021-02-04
A video of a man claiming that healthcare professionals who administer the COVID-19 vaccine are "war criminals" has gone viral on Facebook.

Trump rejects call to testify at his impeachment trial
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
Former President Donald Trump's lawyers on Thursday rejected a request from Democrats to testify at his impeachment trial in the US Senate next week, dismissing their invitation as

Comelec eyes more machines for 2022 elections
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
More than 15 months before the May 9, 2022, elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) plans to buy more vote-counting machines (VCMs) in a bid to reduce the possibility

PRC plans 101 licensure exams this year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
The Regulation Commission (PRC) is scheduled to conduct 101 licensure examinations this year, and would follow health protocols in the test venues to prevent the

Child car seat law: House inquiry set
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
The House committee on transportation will look into the implementation of the child car seat law and the operation of Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers

Marikina to pay residents with vaccine side effects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
Residents of Marikina City who may experience adverse side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine will not have to worry about their medical expenses and funds for their livelihood,

Indonesia and Malaysia will be the 'next big battleground' for Amazon and Alibaba's clouds, analyst says
Business Insider - 2021-02-04
Indonesia and Malaysia are seeing the world's highest growth in cloud spend and both Alibaba and AWS have their ambitions set on the region.

Woman seeks help for sister with painful stomach infection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
Mary Grace Rizaldo spent her 40th birthday in the hospital last month after being admitted for a recurring stomachache and nonstop fever. Her sister Laarni Trinidad Pongpong said that what

Biden set to accept more refugees after years of Trump restrictions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
U.S. President Joe Biden will issue an executive order to build up the country's capacity to accept refugees, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said during a White House

What Sen. Klobuchar's Antitrust Bill Means for Big Tech and Which Companies Have th
Inc - 2021-02-04
Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota, along with four other Democratic Senators, unveiled a major change to antitrust law that would dramatically affect the biggest tech companies. The biggest change is that the law would shift the burden of proof when considering whether an acquisition or merger is anticompetitive.

French president warns of risks of Chinese vaccines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
French President Emmanuel Macron warned Thursday about the lack of information about China's coronavirus vaccines, saying they might even encourage the development of variants

Xilinx to supply chips to Fujitsu for U.S. 5G network gear
Reuters - 2021-02-04
Xilinx Inc said on Thursday it will supply chips to Fujitsu Ltd for 5G telecommunications network gear to be used in a new U.S. network.

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