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3 Ways Cities Can Win in a Post-Covid Economic Recovery
Inc - 2021-02-05
Entrepreneurs could help fill a vital role in job creation over the next few years. Community leaders and policy makers can take steps now to help make it happen.

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have both appeared on a Clubhouse talk show hosted by a Facebook employee and her VC husband
Business Insider - 2021-02-05
As buzz behind Clubhouse continues to build, one married couple's show has been able to host both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

EDC, UP expand partnership on biodiversity conservation
BusinessWorld - 2021-02-05
Photo shows (top, L to R) UP Diliman Chancellor Dr. Fidel R. Nemenzo, EDC Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations Head Atty. Allan V. Barcena, EDC President and COO Richard Tantoco, (bottom, L to R) UP College of Science Dean Dr. Giovanni A.

Making art, doing good: creative enterprises making positive impact on communities
BusinessWorld - 2021-02-05
Creative enterprises in the Philippines are motivated by social causes and view their interests as intertwined with society and the environment, according to a report by the British Council in the Philippines.

Philippines detects 8 more cases of new coronavirus strain
Big News - 2021-02-05
The Philippines has detected an additional eight cases of the more contagious coronavirus variant first found in Britain bringing the total confirmed cases of

Eplayment expands services, adds Lyka - 2021-02-05
Gaming multi-platform Eplayment Corp. has expanded its services with the addition of Silicon Valley and Hong Kong-based social media app Lyka.

GMA sees strong market reception to mobile DTT - 2021-02-05
GMA Network Inc. expects strong appetite for the new mobile digital terrestrial television receiver it will launch on Sunday despite challenges, the ongoing pandemic may pose.

INAEC hurdles Stage 2 audit of aviation operations - 2021-02-05
INAEC Aviation Corp. successfully achieved Stage 2 certification for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations following a rigorous audit of its aviation operations by OmniSafe International,

Philippines shows improvements in 5G technology adoption - 2021-02-05
The Philippines has emerged as the most improved country globally when it comes to video experience in 5G compared to 4G, and came second when it comes to 5G download speed improvement, according to international analytics firm Opensignal.

NEDA: Digitalization a priority investment in recovery program - 2021-02-05
The National Economic Development Authority said more public investments are needed in four priority growth areas to stimulate economic recovery.

Gift from heaven
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-05
WE eavesdrop on two male friends, inside a famous coffee shop, having a conversation: -Di ba nag-kwan kayo ni kwan? -A... IT seems that in Metro Manila nowadays, consumers are increasingly ...

Bambol, chef de mission Mon get SEA Games ball rolling
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-05
Philippine Olympic Committee President Rep. Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino (right) and chef de mission Ramon Fernandez have set the criteria for the selection of athletes to the 31st Southeast ...

Index breaches 7,000 level on upbeat trades - 2021-02-05
Local stocks returned to the 7,000 territory yesterday, joining the upbeat mood in other Asian bourses, as investors decided to hunt for bargains.

DBP gets P12.5 billion for Bayanihan 2 loan relief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
Assistance to borrowers amid a prolonged pandemic through the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) will soon be available after the release of P12.5 billion to the

Factory output declines at slower pace in December - 2021-02-05
Manufacturing output declined at a slower pace in December as more industry groups had narrower downturns, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

ERC action sought on looming Romblon island power crisis - 2021-02-05
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has been asked to settle a looming power crisis on Tablas Island in Romblon. The ERC should immediately act on the notice of Suweco Tablas Energy Corp. (STEC), the lone power supplier on the island,

Woman posing as cop caught at Crame - 2021-02-05
A woman was slapped with criminal charges on Thursday for posing as a police officer at the Philippine National Police headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City.

IATF allows Baguio to accept tourists - 2021-02-05
Hotels and other accommodation establishments in Baguio City have been allowed to accept leisure travelers this month even though it remains under general community quarantine or GCQ.

Isko on vaccines: Leaders should offer to be first - 2021-02-05
Leaders should offer to be the first to be publicly inoculated to erase fear of the COVID-19 vaccines, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said yesterday.

Binondo-Intramuros bridge complete by September - DPWH - 2021-02-05
The Binondo-Intramuros bridge project in Manila is 50 percent complete and may open seven months from now, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said on Thursday.

Job hunters to face tough challenges until 2022 - 2021-02-05
Job hunting will be harder for most Filipinos in the next two years as the economy recovers slowly and the influx of new graduates and returned overseas workers heighten competition for positions in a tough environment,

House approves bill boosting aid to MSMEs - 2021-02-05
The House of Representatives has approved a bill seeking to provide additional assistance by government financial institutions to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippines seen as priority market for Italian businesses - 2021-02-05
Italian businesses are looking at the Philippines as a priority market for expansion in Southeast Asia. In a statement yesterday, the Board of Investments (BOI) said this was conveyed by Associazione Italia-ASEAN president Enrico Letta during the recent Italy-Philippines: Discovering the Opportunities webinar.

Dacera case: NBI to summon embalmer - 2021-02-05
The National Bureau of Investigation is set to summon the embalmer who preserved the body of flight attendant Christine Dacera to shed light on her death, an official said yesterday.

318 Quezon City workers train in COVID-19 vaccination - 2021-02-05
A total of 318 healthcare workers in Quezon City have completed comprehensive training in the deployment and management of COVID-19 vaccines.

Court junks gun raps vs journalist - 2021-02-05
The Mandaluyong City regional trial court yesterday dismissed charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against a journalist for an online news portal and labor union organizer who were arrested by the police last December.

Napoles, ex-CDO lawmaker convicted in PDAF scam - 2021-02-05
Former Cagayan de Oro congressman Constantino Jaraula and businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles may spend the rest of their lives in prison after they were convicted in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Brains in P3.5 billion scam arrested - 2021-02-05
A man who established a company that reportedly scammed around 3,000 investors and stole at least P3.5 billion was caught on Wednesday after more than six years in hiding.

State of calamity in Bayambang over armyworm infestation - 2021-02-05
A resolution declaring a state of calamity in 66 of 77 barangays in this town due to armyworm infestation was passed on Wednesday.

Inflation hits 2-year high - 2021-02-05
Prices of basic goods and services rose for the fourth straight month to reach a two-year high in January, driven by higher food and transportation costs, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday.

AC Energy acquires 50% of Pampanga solar farm - 2021-02-05
The AC Energy group has acquired a 50 percent stake in a 50-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Pampanga being developed by Citicore Solar Energy Corp. (CSEC).

Roxas Holdings widens net loss - 2021-02-05
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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,

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