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Cainta ends talks with Chinese vaccine supplier after uproar from residents - 2021-01-18
Cainta is ending negotiations with a Chinese vaccine supplier, its mayor said Friday, after residents of the Rizal town aired on social media their opposition toward getting coronavirus shots from Beijing.

Vaccines and COVID-19: The latest hopeful research
Medical News Today - 2021-01-18
In this 'Hope Behind the Headlines' feature, we look at the latest on currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines and an emerging candidate that made the headlines.

Unwanted tech helps bridge 'digital divide' in lockdown Britain
Reuters - 2021-01-18
When British single mother Martha sensed another COVID-19 lockdown was looming, one of her biggest worries was how her three young sons would cope with online schooling again when the family still didn't have a computer.

The Great Reset: Leading for the Common Good
BusinessWorld - 2021-01-18
Our Committee Chairs are a carefully chosen mix of some experienced, some fresh thinking Chairpersons who will lead for the Common Good. The activities in 2021 will revolve around: o 12 monthly General Membership Meetings and three Major Conferences on Diversity,

Facebook says starts process of appointing Turkey representative
Reuters - 2021-01-18
Facebook Inc said on Monday it had started the process of appointing a legal entity as a local representative in Turkey in compliance with a new social media law which critics have said will muzzle dissent.

EXPLAINER: The whos and hows in the process of Covid vaccine approval
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-18
As our country tries to join other nations in combatting Covid-19 through inoculation programs, news about separate acquisition projects and agreements of the national and

Meet The German Under 30 Honoree Whose HR Platform Just Raised $125 Million On A $1.7 Billion Valuation
Forbes - 2021-01-18
German HR platform Personio, cofounded by 30 Under 30 honoree Hanno Renner, announced today that it has raised $175 million on a $1.7 billion valuation, becoming the first European HR tech unicorn.

It may not be as glamorous as D2C, but beauty tech is big money
TechCrunch - 2021-01-18
Shifting consumer demands within beauty and retail are creating rich opportunities for U.S.-based beauty/consumer tech SaaS companies.

WhatsApp is delaying a new policy change after critics claimed the update would have turned over user data to Facebook
Business Insider - 2021-01-18
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The Station: CES trends and Uber plots another spinoff
TechCrunch - 2021-01-18
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The final bow of final withholding VAT on government money payments - 2021-01-18
While it has been two years since the enactment of Republic Act (RA) No. 10963, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, we have not yet seen the last of the effects of its implementation.

Coronavirus latest: Philippines to buy 20m Moderna vaccine doses
NIKKEI - 2021-01-18
Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 95,488,424, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Flash floods hit 4 Zamboanga City villages - 2021-01-18
Heavy rain spawned by a low-presure area off Mindanao inundated four villages in this city, leaving several residents homeless yesterday morning.

Why the West seems to be falling apart
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-18
Some went on to own the company, but most were--the 1930s Japanese term--"salarymen," white-collar workers in the large bureaucracy of a business or government. Artists, musicians ...

MMDA helps LGUs in vaccine rollout - 2021-01-18
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will be assisting local government units during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the National Capital Region, an MMDA official said yesterday.

180 HPG men to be deployed on EDSA - 2021-01-18
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has again tapped the help of the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group in addressing traffic gridlocks on EDSA and other major thoroughfares in the metropolis.

NBI forensic exam on Dacera case complete, DOJ chief says
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-18
THE Department of Justice-Task Force Against Corruption (DOJ-TFAC) will now take over the investigation on the alleged participation of... THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday acknowledged ...

Globe upgrading stations to fast-track shift to 4G
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-18
THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) reported that the construction of the Bicol International Airport is now 72.2 percent complete... Dito Telecommunity Corp. said on Thursday that it is ready ...

2M unemployed need attention, not left on their own - 2021-01-18
The massive unemployment caused by the continuing quarantines should be given more serious attention by the government.

5 NBI-Bacolod workers catch COVID-19 - 2021-01-18
The office of the National Bureau of Investigation in this city has been closed for a week after five of its employees tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Firm flagged for privacy breach - 2021-01-18
A lending company has been ordered to stop processing the personal data of its 6,000 borrowers after it posted their names online.

Security Bank to open more branches - 2021-01-18
Security Bank Corp. is set to open seven new branches this year as it pursues its nationwide expansion program despite the impact of the pandemic.

DND ends agreement with UP barring military, police from its campuses
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- Citing the supposed "clandestine recruitment" of students in communist organizations, the Department of National Defense has ended a three-decade-old ...

Buyout of SN Power gets PCC nod
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-18
Likewise, Scatec will accumulate 100 percent of the Norfund shares in SN Power, rendering the financier to quit all of its business interests in the Philippines. The PCC disclosed the Scatec Solar ...

Fairways & Bluewater Resort Boracay shines in the International Arena
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-18
Fairways & Bluewater Resort Boracay is proud to announce its recent global tourism and hospitality recognition and awards. Along with the recognition given to Boracay as one of Condé

Senate OKs bill strengthening anti-money laundering law in final reading
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) - With 21 affirmative votes, the Senate has approved on third and final reading the bill which aims to strengthen the country's anti-money laundering law.

Government taps health care workers to promote vaccine confidence - 2021-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- To promote public confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine, the government has sought the assistance of health care workers (HCWs) nationwide. Together with other government agencies, the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday held a town ...

More logistic firms want to provide vaccine warehousing - 2021-01-18
We will gladly be open to assist in any way we can with the vaccine storage if the availability of the various CentralHub complexes will be able to align with the Philippine vaccine distribution timeline,

PAGASA: LPA seen to bring rains over Mindanao - 2021-01-18
The agency in its afternoon public forecast said the LPA was last seen at 85 kilometers south southeast of Zamboanga City and is within the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone.

PAF: Too early to say engine problem caused fatal Huey crash in Bukidnon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-18
MANILA, Philippines--The Philippine Air Force (PAF) said the investigation into the crash in Bukidnon province of a Huey helicopter that killed seven Air Force and Army men was still ongoing and it

Rains, cloudy skies to persist as amihan, frontal system affect most parts of PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A huge part of the country would still see cloudy skies and occasional rains due to the northeast monsoon and the tail end of a frontal system, state meteorologists said on ...

DOH in talks with cold storage providers for vaccination program - 2021-01-18
"Our plan will depend on the vaccines, because not all are created the same...we can potentially spoil our vaccines if the electricity goes out or is not enough," he said, adding that the health department was also in talks with third-party logistics providers.

Parler's website is back online with a brief message to 'lovers and haters'
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
(CNN) -- Parler's website suddenly reappeared online Sunday afternoon with a message from its CEO, John Matze: "Hello world, is this thing on?" The message, dated January 16, implies that the ...

CES is a fantasyland of futuristic products. This year it was dominated by our bleak present
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
CES, the closely-watched annual consumer electronics show, often sets the tone for the tech trends of the year -- but little did I realize how true that would be last year.

Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for bribery and embezzlement
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae-yong is going back to prison, casting the future of leadership at the massive tech company in doubt.

Pangilinan hits pattern of overpricing in health care supplies
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-18
There is a pattern of overpricing in the purchase of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic supplies, opposition Senator Francis 'Kiko' N. Pangilinan on Monday said.       Sen. Francis Pangilinan  'Yes,

China's economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as recovery quickens
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
(CNN) -- China's economy grew more than expected last year, even as the rest of the world was upended by the coronavirus pandemic. The world's second largest economy expanded 2.3% in 2020 ...

Metro Manila office vacancy seen rising - 2021-01-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Vacancy rate in the Metro Manila office market is forecast to reach as much as 14 percent this year as demand softens due to the pandemic and the exodus of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO). In a virtual media briefing ...

'Smart Ako!': BTS signs with Philippine telco for biggest campaign to date - 2021-01-18
Telecommunications company Smart is partnering with global superstars BTS for its most ambitious campaign to date.

Economic Cha-cha opposed by another biz group due to timing - 2021-01-18
It is akin to undertaking house renovation while the family struggles to pay for the food, basic education, hospitalization expenses and other basic necessities badly needed by the family," FINEX President Francis Lim said in a statement.

Bacolod sets aside P3.5M to help 3 cities, 1 town in Negros Occidental hit by floods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-18
At least P3.5 million was allocated by this city to assist three cities and one town in the third district of Negros Occidental that was recently struck by massive

DBP denies writing off ?1.6B loans to benefit Lopez Group
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- The Development Bank of the Philippines did not give the Lopez Group of Companies a free pass from its soured ?1.6 billion loans in the early 2000s.

BSP governor on medical leave after 'minor head accident'
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno is on medical leave following a medical procedure on Sunday, the central bank has announced.

BARMM banner raised to mark 2nd anniversary of Bangsamoro law ratification - 2021-01-18
BARMM officials together raised the banner below the Philippine flag at on Monday morning at the regional government center in Cotabato City as part of the week-long commemoration of the January 2019 ratification of Republic Act 9054.

Duque to Filipinos' vaccine confidence: 'Kapag nabigyan na ng basbas, huwag nang magduda'
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-18
Health Secretary Francisco Duque echoes Malacañang's stance that those who wish to choose their vaccines should just trust authorities who have been ensuring the effectivity of those that they have approved.

Office and Residential Property Markets in PH Set to Recover in 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-18
Lobien Realty Group believes that the worst is over with respect to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This belief is based on the existence of several high efficacy and safe vaccines that are now being

Megawide sets sights on other projects after NAIA rejection - 2021-01-18
Megawide Construction Corp. has expressed willingness to move on from its proposal to upgrade and rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as it appears that government plans will not include its P109-billion offer moving forward.

Villaroel-Legaspi family share their health hacks in the new normal - 2021-01-18
Because health and safety had always been top priority for this family, each of the members made sure to do their part. Here, learn the different ways they've adapted to the new normal.

Ayala's The 30th sale proceeds to go to new malls, offices - 2021-01-18
Ayala Land Inc. has set its sights on more property buyouts after raising funds through the sale of one of its malls.

Quezon City waives real property tax penalties until March 31 - 2021-01-18
Quezon City residents with unpaid real property taxes no longer have to pay interest and penalties if they settle their liabilities on or before March 31.

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