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Peso still among most stable currencies in Asia - 2021-01-31
The peso remained one of the most stable currencies in Asia last year despite the economic crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Department of Finance .

PH, other ASEAN countries must unite against China's Coast Guard law, says expert
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-31
The national government should join forces with other Southeast Asian nations, as well as other allies, in protesting against the new law authorizing the China Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels,

High food prices - 2021-01-31
I reached out to Agriculture Secretary William Dar last week to ask what was going on with food prices. My wife was complaining about the high cost of everything from meat to vegetables and fish.

Stocks seen to test support at 6,600 - 2021-01-31
The Philippine Stock Exchange index may test the 6,400 to 6,600 support levels, which protect the structural integrity of the underlying upward trend over the past three and a half months, according to Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

OECD urges Philippines to improve logistics sector - 2021-01-31
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is recommending reforms, which include the delineation of regulatory and operational functions of the Philippine Ports Authority , amendment of the Public Service Act,

Village chief slain in Laguna attack - 2021-01-31
A barangay chairman was killed in an attack by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants in Bay town in this province yesterday morning.

P100 million unregistered products seized - 2021-01-31
Government agents raided a storage facility in Tondo, Manila last week and confiscated around P100 million worth of medicines, face masks and soap not registered with the Food and Drug Administration.

Local Hyundai distributor launches online platform - 2021-01-31
Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. has launched an online platform, making it easier for business owners to purchase buses or trucks.

Mariwasa marks 55 years as top home building solutions provider - 2021-01-31
Mariwasa, a pioneer in the construction industry, will be marking its 55th year this June with the theme "Moving Forward" and the vision to be a complete home building solutions provider by highlighting the products launched last year and products to watch out for this year.

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian has run the Oracle playbook for the last two years. Here's how it's going
Business Insider - 2021-01-31
Here's how Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian has shaped the unit using strategies from Oracle, as the unit tries to catch up to AWS and Microsoft.

Philippines expects 5.6 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses to arrive by end-March
Reuters - 2021-01-31
At least 5.6 million COVID-19 doses of two international COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in the Philippines in the first quarter of the year, the chief of the country's coronavirus task force said on Sunday.

How Biden's Pentagon plans to win back Silicon Valley and get the tech talent it needs, according to experts
Business Insider - 2021-01-31
Experts say Biden's presidency could bring Silicon Valley and the Pentagon closer, and the DOD and tech execs have already set those wheels in motion.

Bacolod City curfew still from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. in February
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
Curfew hours in this city will continue to be from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., and persons below 15 years old and above 65 years old must continue to stay at home throughout

After freezer fails, medical workers rush to give out 1,600 COVID-19 vaccines at midnight
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
Medical workers in the United States made a mad dash to administer 1,600 COVID-19 vaccines hours before they expired.

Group urges govt to focus on boosting local food production, solving ASF woes
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-31
Instead of importing more pork products, an industry group says the government must focus its efforts on strengthening local food production and combatting the African swine fever outbreak, which continues to batter the Philippine hog industry.

Facebook's Zuckerberg reached out to Australian lawmakers over new media rules
Reuters - 2021-01-31
Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Australian lawmakers last week to discuss rules that would make internet giants pay news outlets for content but failed to persuade them to change policy, the country's Treasurer said on Sunday.

Amihan to bring cloudy skies, rains over PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
The northeast monsoon or "amihan" is expected to bring cloudy skies and rains as it affects the whole country, the weather bureau said Sunday. Cloudy skies with rains

PH to get 5.6 million doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine in Q1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
At least 5.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca are expected to arrive in the country within the first quarter of this year, vaccine czar

LGUS can coordinate with parish priests if they want to use church facilities in the vaccination program -- CBCP
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-31
CBCP's Fr. Jerome Secillano says church facilities that can be used in the vaccination program are ready, and LGUs simply need to coordinate with parishes if they want to use these.

Unrealistic economic forecasts
BusinessWorld - 2021-01-31
The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) provides the answer. The EIU is a 75-year-old institution regarded as the world leader in business and economic intelligence. In a recent report, the EIU made its forecast as to when certain countries would achieve ...

Philippines to Receive 5.6 Million Vaccine Doses This Quarter
Bloomberg - 2021-01-31
The Philippine government said at least 5.6 million coronavirus vaccine doses produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca Plc are expected to arrive in the country within the first quarter. The country will receive a total of 9.

Philippines expects 5.6 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses to arrive by end-March
Yahoo Finance - 2021-01-31
MANILA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - At least 5.6 million COVID-19 doses of two international COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in the Philippines in the first quarter of the year, the chief of the ...

Philippines cheers bishops' offer to help allay COVID-19 vaccine fears
Reuters - 2021-01-31
The Philippines' health ministry on Sunday welcomed the offer of the country's group of Catholic bishops to help in the coronavirus vaccination drive of the government, which is struggling to persuade many Filipinos to get the shots.

Makati local gov't to vaccinate even non-resident workers in the city - 2021-01-31
"We will use the number of employees declared by the businesses in their business permit applications as [the] basis for the number of employees who will be vaccinated for free. This is our way of helping our economic frontliners,

SMC launches community reseller program for former Taliptip residents
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-31
San Miguel Corporation has organized a community reseller program as part of its livelihood support for former settlers of its ?740-billion airport project site in Bulakan, Bulacan.

Health workers on gov't pandemic response a year later: 'Inefficient, negligent, failure' - 2021-01-31
Health workers fighting the pandemic in the country for nearly a year now have lamented the Duterte administration's poor response to their needs, describing their condition as deplorable.

Pagasa sees cooler days in early February
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
The beginning of February is forecast to be chilly as the northeast monsoon or "amihan" continues to be felt in the eastern part of Luzon. The Atmospheric,

DOLE waives occupational health, safety training fee for MSMEs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has waived its occupational health and safety training fee for micro, small and medium

Philippines cheers bishops' offer to help allay COVID-19 vaccine fears
Reuters - 2021-01-31
The Philippines' health ministry on Sunday welcomed the offer of the country's group of Catholic bishops to help in the coronavirus vaccination drive of the government, which is struggling to persuade many Filipinos to get the shots.

Confused about this GameStop saga? Here are the 5 things you need to know
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-31
While we don't know just how the so-called Reddit rebellion will change the future of investing, it's safe to say Wall Street will never be the same.

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
LONDON -- Britain will apply to join a massive 11-nation free-trade bloc of Asia-Pacific countries, it announced Saturday, weeks after leaving the European single market with its departure from the

US stocks post their worst month since October as the GameStop frenzy rages
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-31
GameStop has been at the center of it, again soaring on Friday and ending the day up nearly 68%, after trading platforms including Robinhood lifted restrictions on trading the stock. The stock ended the week up 400%.

Eastern Samar bishop preaches gospel of VCO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
Eastern Samar Bishop Crispin Varquez is no stranger to oil. As a priest for 18 years in his native Bohol and bishop for 14 years here, he has been using it for the sacraments of

Gov't set to implement national deployment and vaccination plan vs COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-31
The government has approved and ratified the Philippine National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccines and is now set to implement the nationwide immunization campaign to combat the coronavirus.

Maynilad wins award for innovation
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-31
The award recognizes organizations that transform their business through digital technology, a news release said. Nominations were shortlisted by a committee of Information Technology experts ...

Philippine eagles given second chance
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-31
The Philippine eagle that was recently found and rescued early this month in Maitum town in Sarangani province. A piece of marble, that was used as a bullet, was recovered embedded near the eagle ...

Remembering Eman Lacaba in these Red-tagging times
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-31
This January marks the beginning 51 years ago of the First Quarter Storm, a series of student-led protests against the regime of then-President Ferdinand Marcos that took place

Chinese dredger a repeat offender? House probe sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate, the deputy minority leader of the House of Representatives, on Saturday said he would seek an inquiry into Chinese dredging

Murder raps filed vs 7 in Jolo police chief slay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Police investigators have filed murder charges against seven people for the ambush-slay of the Jolo police chief involved in the fatal shooting of four intelligence operatives of

PH turns to Asia for vaccines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Confounded by the problems Western nations are encountering in their COVID-19 vaccination programs, the Philippines will look to Asian nations on how to inoculate millions of

Bangsamoro body tackles child marriage: Legal, yes; but moral?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Imagine a girl barely into her teens being married to a 48-year-old man. Photos posted online show a wedding ceremony on Oct. 22, 2020, between

On the anniversary of Covid-19 becoming an official public health emergency, experts say it's time for a change
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-30
It was one year ago today the World Health Organization declared that the novel coronavirus was a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

A 10-year-old investor made big bucks on the GameStop shares he got for Kwanzaa
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-30
Jaydyn Carr was a GameStop shareholder long before the buying frenzy that sent share prices skyrocketing, and now the 10-year-old investor has cashed in, making almost $3,200. His mother, Nina Carr, told CNN that she bought Jaydyn 10 shares of the company's stock in 2019 as a Kwanzaa present,

Social media platform Reddit hit by outages in U.S. -Downdetector
Reuters - 2021-01-30
Social media company Reddit was experiencing problems on its website briefly on Saturday, according to outage monitoring website

New round of financial aid for each family urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano wants a fresh round of financial aid for each family amid the recent price hikes in basic goods such as meat and vegetables. Cayetano

VACC founder Dante Jimenez; 68
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Dante Jimenez, the founder of an advocacy group that gathered families seeking justice after losing loved ones to heinous crimes in the 1990s, and who maintained a public life

DENR: Dispose of masks, gloves properly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reminded the public to dispose of their masks and gloves properly by putting them into yellow bins, which will be

2 Valenzuela labs offering swab tests closed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
The Valenzuela City government on Friday shut down two laboratories offering swab tests despite not being accredited as a new coronavirus testing facility. Two branches of

Makati police nab 50 for health protocol violations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Makati City police officers were supposed to arrest a man for selling party drugs in the glitzy Poblacion district but eventually rounded up at least 50 clubgoers for violating

China: Countries outside region should keep off sea row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
China on Saturday said countries not directly involved in the maritime dispute it had in the South China Sea should "respect" efforts by Beijing and its neighbors to

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