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Aquaculture in dams, protected areas pushed - 2021-01-25
Allowing aquaculture to flourish in dams and certain protected areas is expected to boost food security and stabilize prices amid rising prices of pork and chicken.

PH Navy, PCG have ships with sub-zero freezers to store, transport vaccines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
The Philippine Navy and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have ships with freezers that can store Covid-19 vaccines in sub-zero temperatures, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Threats to public health and environment listed
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-25
Glass, metal and plastic straws pose huge threats to public health and environment and have been listed as top candidates for inclusion in the list of non-environmentally acceptable products and packaging (NEAP).

Milk, pasta sales drive RFM revenues during pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-25
Listed food and beverage company RFM Corp. on Monday said it had a better 2020 despite the lockdowns that ravaged the economy, as its main consumer products did well last year. "While the 2020 audited financials are still not available,

TESDA faces urgent TVET challenges - 2021-01-25
The urgent and clarion call in technical and vocational education and training for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is to forge stronger partnerships with industries that will be most affected by the fourth industrial revolution.

Credit card delinquencies seen increasing - 2021-01-25
The delinquency rate of credit card issuers is expected to increase further due primarily to the loss of income and unforeseen major expenses caused by the prolonged lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19,

Man nabbed for robbery - 2021-01-25
Police have arrested a man for allegedly robbing a hotel employee in Sampaloc, Manila on Friday. The victim bore stab wounds in the arm after he tried to chase the two suspects who fled in a tricycle after stealing his cell phone in Barangay 488,

Aftershocks expected from Surigao quake - 2021-01-25
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned yesterday of possible aftershocks from the magnitude-5.2 earthquake that hit Surigao del Sur on Sunday night.

UK-based Tento Health adopts Multisys technology - 2021-01-25
A pandemic mitigation software technology developed by PLDT-backed Multisys Technologies Corp. has captured the interest of UK-based digital health and diagnostics technology provider Tento Health, which has invested $4 million to adopt the technology and launch its own similar-type platform called Tento Safe.

Suspected UK variant carriers in Negros now 4 - 2021-01-25
There are now four suspected carriers of the UK variant of COVID-19 in Negros Occidental, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson reported yesterday.

JFC expands PHO24 restaurants - 2021-01-25
Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC), the listed food conglomerate, will open 100 stores in the Philippines for its PHO24 pho chain brand, starting with three stores this year, as part of its target to be in the top five restaurant companies in the world.

Canadian dies in CDO fire - 2021-01-25
A Canadian died in a fire that occurred in his rented room in Barangay Bugo in this city yesterday morning. Joseph William Morley Tweedie, 69, died from third degree burns, police said. The victim was alone when the blaze broke out at around 7:30 a.

Greenergy creates 2 new units - 2021-01-25
Greenergy Holdings Inc, the listed holding company of businessman Antonio Tiu, is creating two new subsidiaries that will undertake more projects despite the difficult business environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Central Visayas workers may get pay hike - 2021-01-25
Minimum wage earners in Central Visayas may receive a differential pay or a possible increase in their daily take home pay.

Caloocan officials face political rift amid pandemic - 2021-01-25
While other local government units in Metro Manila are busy preparing for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, Caloocan officials are grappling with a political rift amid the pandemic.

Manila willing to share vaccines - 2021-01-25
The Manila city government is willing to share COVID-19 vaccines even with non-Manila residents, Mayor Isko Moreno said yesterday.

Bontoc vice mayor catches COVID-19 - 2021-01-25
The vice mayor of Bontoc town in Mountain Province tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Vice Mayor Eusebio Kabluyen is appealing to all people who came in contact with him in the past 14 days to get in touch with the municipal health office.

BI: Over 500 illegal aliens nabbed in 2020 - 2021-01-25
Government agents apprehended 510 foreigners for engaging in illegal activities last year, the Bureau of Immigration reported over the weekend.

Easing of age restrictions in MGCQ areas not likely to be reversed, says DTI chief
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-25
Clark Freeport--As part of its "ease of doing business" advocacy, Clark Development Corp. (CDC) is set to enhance and... THE government is unlikely to reverse the easing of age restrictions ...

Spain's health minister quits amid pandemic to run for regional Catalan election
Rappler - 2021-01-25
A source close to the government points to Regional Policy Minister Carolina Darias as the most likely candidate to take over the position

Budweiser is skipping the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly four decades
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-25
Budweiser is shifting the money that would've been spent on the commercial slot -- a reported $5.6 million for the February 7 event -- to support

15,000 supplementary contact tracers deployed -- DILG
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 25) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government has deployed thousands of contact tracers in a bid to contain the further spread of COVID-19.

DA seeks price ceiling for pork, chicken in Metro Manila
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-25
The Department of Agriculture has recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte price ceilings of ?270 per kilogram for kasim and pigue, ?300 per kilogram for liempo, and ?160 per kilogram for dressed chicken in the National Capital Region as consumers deal with rising food prices.

Pagasa says cloudy skies to prevail; new surge of amihan likely by Jan 27
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
Overcast skies and rainshowers will still prevail over most parts of northern and central Luzon from Monday night until Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical

Ford will recall 3 million vehicles for airbag problems, after losing fight with safety regulator
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-25
(CNN) -- Ford is recalling 3 million US and Canadian vehicles with airbags manufactured by the same company whose devices have been linked to at least 18 deaths in the United States. The move ...

Palace on China's new Coast Guard Law: Follow code of conduct, use of force prohibited
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 25) -- Malacañang called on China to refrain from resorting to the use of force on foreign vessels entering contested waters, a move that could potentially ...

DTI over eased age restrictions: Kids not allowed yet in schools due to interaction 'intensity'
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-25
Once the situation gets better, Philippine Pediatric Society's Dr. Anna Ong-Lim says it would be better to discuss first how students can go back to school.

Price freeze eyed to tame inflation despite failing to do so last time - 2021-01-25
The Duterte administration is planning to put new price caps this month in a bid to arrest rising inflation, something it did previously but was ineffective amid tight supply.

Jollibee to open new PHO24 stores starting this year - 2021-01-25
Not even the lingering coronavirus pandemic can stop Jollibee Foods Corp. from expanding its Vietnamese pho chain brand.

Equilibrium brews upgraded features on its new website
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
Nothing sets the pace for a good day as much as a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Paired with a hearty breakfast, a quick bite, or a sampling of sweets, coffee can help elevate any meal, any time of

Cebu Pacific proceeds with $250-million stock offer to raise cash - 2021-01-25
Due to this exceptional change in market conditions and industry dynamics, the Corporation saw the urgent need to fast track its transformation," Cebu Air said.

Explainer: South China Sea tension flares again as Biden takes charge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
MANILA/HANOI/BANGKOK -- A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea over the weekend to promote "freedom of the seas" at a time of U.S. concern ...

Over 450K beneficiaries get Bayanihan 2 emergency subsidy -- DSWD
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
More than 450,000 beneficiaries have received financial subsidies under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act (Bayanihan 2), the Department of Social Welfare and Development

SquidPay taps MultiSys to upgrade digital platforms - 2021-01-25
Fastest-growing payment solutions provider SquidPay has tapped leading software solutions company Multisys Technologies Corporation to upgrade its existing system platforms.

Devant shares the joy of TV with its partner Charities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
Devant starts 2021 off on a high note by bringing happiness to their chosen charities, CRIBS Foundation and Golden Reception for the Elderly and Other Special Cases (GRACES).  Earlier this month,

DOH, PPHA conduct vaccine deployment town hall
Gov - 2021-01-25
Health social scientist Prof. Nina Castillo-Carandang of the University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine addressed issues on vaccine hesitancy and Dr. Marion Kwek of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases discussed the ...

Pacific island nations turn to Beijing-backed AIIB as pandemic sinks economies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
Pacific island nations are turning to China-led agencies to plug funding gaps in their pandemic-ravaged budgets after exhausting financing options from traditional western

Generally fair Monday weather nationwide - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
Based on the 4 a.m. weather forecast issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the tail-end of a frontal system will bri

Parañaque enforcers who mauled vendor face raps, may lose jobs - 2021-01-25
The five city task force members caught on video manhandling a street vendor during a clearing operation has been suspended from service and will soon face administrative raps, Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez said Monday.

No new jobs seen for 20% of displaced workers
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-25
GIVEN existing mobility restrictions, around 20 percent of those who lost their jobs last year may not be able to find new employment this year, according to a former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary.

The megarich have already recovered from the pandemic. It may take the poor a decade to so do
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-25
(CNN) -- Nine months. That's how long it took the world's top 1,000 billionaires to recoup their fortunes after the coronavirus pandemic hit. More than a decade is how long it could take the ...

DA-led panel to study MAV hike for pork imports formed
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-25
AN advocacy group is urging the government to open investments in dams, rivers and lakes for aquaculture as means... THE National Tobacco Administration (NTA) has joined government efforts to ...

Outlook under Biden
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-25
Black and Brown communities and entrepreneurs will enjoy new opportunities in business under the Biden presidency. For example, low-interest business loans will be made accessible to them through ...

GDP likely contracted by 8.5% in Q4
BusinessWorld - 2021-01-25
Our full-year 2020 GDP forecast is -8.9% year on year," he added. Michael L. Ricafort, chief economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said the fourth- quarter GDP might have improved slightly from the previous quarters on "the pickup in spending by ...

Lawmaker eyes new revenue stream from digital tax law
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-25
A lawmaker on Tuesday said that the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, passage of the corporate income tax and incentives... AS floor deliberations on House Bill 7425 (Digital Taxation Act) resume ...

Foreign companies are giving up on the United States and betting big on China, report says
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-24
Foreign companies are turning their backs on the United States, taking advantage of China's booming economy and superior management of the Covid-19 pandemic.

History made: Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-24
(CNN) -- Europeans got more of their electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time last year, according to an annual report from Ember and Agora Energiewende. The report, which has been tracking EU's power sector since 2015,

Paris says Biden, Macron in agreement on Covid, climate change
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-24
French President Emmanuel Macron and new US President Joe Biden are in agreement on climate change and how to fight coronavirus, the Elysee palace said on Sunday. The two

Biden to impose restrictions for travelers from South Africa, Europe, Brazil
Washington Times - 2021-01-24
President Biden on Monday plans to impose new restrictions on people traveling to the U.S. who have recently been in South Africa and reimpose travel restrictions covering much of Europe and Brazil that former President Trump had moved to lift.

Trump administration had no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan: White House
Reuters - 2021-01-24
There was no distribution plan for the coronavirus vaccine set up by the Trump administration as the virus raged in its last months in office, new President Joe Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain, said on Sunday.

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