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Bishop says COVID shots voluntary for priests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-19
Vaccination of Catholic priests with the new coronavirus vaccine will be purely voluntary, according to Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo. In a report on the CBCPNews, the official news

Tabuk City puts 4 barangays under lockdown vs COVID-19
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
BAGUIO CITY -- The Tabuk City Inter-agency Task Force on COVID-19 is imposing a lockdown in barangays Bulanao Centro, Bulanao Norte, Agbannawag, and Bado Dangwa starting Monday to address the surge in COVID-19 infections from community exposure.

BI nabbed 55 foreign fugitives in 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-19
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a total of 55 foreign fugitives wanted for serious crimes in their respective countries in 2020. But Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the number of

Cruise, GM partner with Microsoft to commercialize self-driving vehicles
Reuters - 2021-01-19
Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors Co said on Tuesday they would partner with Microsoft Corp to commercialize driverless autonomous vehicles.

NTC orders telcos to submit 2021 rollout plans to improve internet speeds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-19
Telecommunication companies have until Wednesday, Jan. 20, to submit their rollout plans for 2021 on how to improve their internet speeds as ordered by the National

'Transitory' inflation sees gov't scrambling for fix
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
After trying to downplay quickening inflation for months, the Duterte administration is now scrambling to tame rising consumer prices that left unchecked, threatens to derail a fragile economic rebound from the pandemic this year.

Blackouts hit Mindanao provinces
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Power outages hit areas in northwestern Mindanao after unidentified men sabotaged the power lines of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines yesterday.

BARMM flagged over P2 billion unfinished housing projects
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
The Commission on Audit has called on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to fast-track the implementation of the P2.34-billion shelter projects that were undertaken during the former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Negros bans hogs, pork products from Leyte, Samar
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Live pigs and pork-related food items from Eastern Visayas will not be allowed to enter Negros Occidental to prevent the spread of African swine fever or ASF.

Philippines to buy 20 million Moderna vaccine doses as COVID-19 cases rise
Reuters - 2021-01-19
The Philippines will buy 20 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on Tuesday, adding to deals for a total of 72 million doses from AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sinovac.

The signaling effect of removing the restrictive provisions
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
In my appearance before the Committee on Constitutional Amendments concerning my position on the desirability of amending the restrictive provisions to open the economy to more foreign investments, I briefly summarized the contents of my column of last week.

Attar backs Pacquiao or McGregor to beat Mayweather in rematch
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Paradigm Sports Management Founder and CEO Audie Attar firmly believes that his prized ward UFC star Conor McGregor or Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao would beat Floyd Mayweather in a rematch.

JG Summit to redeem bonds early
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
JG Summit Holdings Inc., the listed holding company of the Gokongwei Group, is seeking the early redemption of its 10-year bonds.

Surprise hospital bills
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
One big source of economic insecurity in our country has to do with health care, and Rep. Joey Salceda of Albay is doing something about it.

COVID-19 no reason to fire household workers - OSHC
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Contracting COVID-19 does not constitute grounds to terminate household service workers or "kasambahay," according to the Occupational Safety and Health Center.

Philippine recovery from COVID-19 longest in SEA - Citigroup
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Philippine economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is expected to be slower than its peers in Southeast Asia, according to US-based investment bank Citigroup.

NBI to secure more specimens for Dacera autopsy
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
The National Bureau of Investigation will secure body fluid specimens of flight attendant Christine Dacera from the Makati Medical Center as part of its forensic examination.

Valenzuela opens dialysis center for COVID-19 patients
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Mayor Rex Gatchalian said the Valenzuela City Dialysis Center will cater to vulnerable patients who could not undergo dialysis treatment due to their COVID-19 diagnosis. The center, located on the third floor of the Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital in Barangay Dalandanan,

2 EPD cops axed for drug use
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Philippine National Police chief Gen. Debold Sinas yesterday sacked from their posts two police officers from the Eastern Police District who tested positive for drug use.

No Lopez loans condoned - DBP
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
State-run Development Bank of the Philippines denied that it condoned or wrote off soured loans of the Lopez Group of Companies back in the early 2000s.

ICTSI boosts berth capacity at MICT
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
International Container Terminal Services Inc. is now ready to handle additional volume at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal with the completion of its berth expansion project.

Government infrastructure spending slows down by 22%
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Government spending on infrastructure declined by 22 percent from January to November last year as mobility restrictions continued to delay construction activities, prompting agencies to discontinue some of their projects.

Tuguegarao City to be placed under ECQ over surge in COVID-19 cases
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Tuguegarao City will be placed under enhanced community quarantine once again from January 20 to 29 over a surge in COVID-19 cases.

CDA breach may imperil purchase of 148-million Covid vaccine doses from pharmaceutical firms - Galvez
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-19
Terminating the employment of domestic workers for being infected with the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is illegal, according to the... INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines (IBP) President ...

Robredo, lawmakers denounce termination of UP-DND pact
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- Vice President Leni Robredo, several lawmakers, and progressive youth groups denounced the Department of National Defense's decision to abrogate its ...

Despite abrogation of UP-DND pact, this 1981 agreement still bars police and military from campuses, former student leaders say
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) -- As the Defense Department unilaterally moved to terminate a 1989 pact that prohibits the unauthorized entry of police and military personnel in ...

Yanson-owned bus firms hold ASM
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Yanson family-owned bus companies Mindanao Star Bus Transport Inc. and Bachelor Express Inc. have conducted their respective annual stockholders meetings. The group led by the Yanson Four, comprising Ricardo, Roy, Emily and Ma.

Only the best vaccines for our health frontliners -Recto
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-19
Health frontliners should be given the "best" and most effective COVID-19 vaccines to kickstart and boost public confidence in the government's coronavirus immunization program, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Tuesday.

Registrants for 2022 polls reach 1 million
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has recorded over one million registrants for the 2022 presidential polls. Comelec data showed that 1,050,793 people have signed up since the voter registration resumed on Sept. 1 last year.

Tesla has started deliveries of the Chinese-made Model Y
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-19
(CNN) -- Tesla has begun rolling out locally made Model Y crossover vehicles in China, reaching an important milestone in the world's largest auto market. The electric carmaker announced the news ...

China still needs Australia to power its economic recovery
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-19
(CNN) -- China and Australia spent much of last year in a tense standoff on trade. But as the recovery of the world's second largest economy gathers pace, China needs more iron ore and Australia ...

'Transitory' inflation leaves gov't scrambling to contain
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
After trying to downplay quickening inflation for months, the Duterte administration is now scrambling to tame rising consumer prices that left unchecked, threatens to derail a fragile economic rebound from the pandemic this year.

Philippines now free of H5N6 bird flu, but monitoring another strain
Reuters - 2021-01-19
The Philippines is now free of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday, citing a declaration by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Guv reminds YApayao to adhere to health protocols vs COVID-19
Gov - 2021-01-19
Begtang appealed to Yapayaos to continue to adhere to all the health protocols and guidelines to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19.Begtang made the appeal following the 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province

NBI completes forensic examination on Dacera
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has completed the forensic examination of tissues taken from the remains of 23-year-old flight attendant Christine Angelica Dacera, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced yesterday.

Philippines says country free of H5N6 bird flu
Reuters - 2021-01-19
The Philippines is now free of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday, citing a declaration by the World Organization for Animal Health.

Philippines says country free of H5N6 bird flu
Reuters - 2021-01-19
The Philippines is now free of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday, citing a declaration by the World Organization for Animal Health.

Turkey slaps Twitter, Pinterest with advertising bans
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
The bans on the three platforms came into force Tuesday while companies who advertise with them will also be fined.

Last-minute boost seen as infrastructure spending falls to lockdown levels
philstar.com - 2021-01-19
Direct spending on infrastructure by the national government amounted to P44.3 billion that month, down 25.4% year-on-year, latest budget department data showed.

Philippine protest over permission for security forces to enter university
Nasdaq - 2021-01-19
Philippine students and activists protested on Tuesday against a government decision to allow security forces to patrol the campuses of the country's biggest university after authorities accused it of being a breeding ground for communist rebels.

Philippines now free of H5N6 bird flu, but monitoring another strain
Nasdaq - 2021-01-19
The Philippines is now free of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday, citing a declaration by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). MANILA,

Uratex acquires the best foaming technology available in the global market
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-19
The RGC Group of Companies, the mother company of the industry leader and foam brand Uratex, recently acquired and started operating the first in the country, biggest, most efficient, and top of its

Ford closes German plant for 1 month as global chip crisis worsens
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-19
(CNN) -- Ford has ordered a month-long production halt at one of its plants in Germany, the latest sign that a global shortage of computer chips is putting carmakers under increasing pressure and ...

He may hold the winning ticket in tech and Silicon Valley knows it
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-19
Mukesh Ambani has spent years trying to turn his inherited oil business into a tech empire. In 2020, that pivot really kicked into overdrive.

DA partners with M Lhuillier to distribute cash aid to CALABARZON and Isabela agri workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-19
As a way of supporting Filipino agricultural workers amid the pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA), together with M Lhuillier Financial Services Inc. and the Development Bank of the

Senate OKs bill strengthening anti-money laundering law in final reading
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-19
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.

Wall Street has a new top cop. And Elizabeth Warren is a big fan of him
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-19
(CNN) -- A new sheriff is coming to Wall Street -- and, for a change, he's not a friendly face. In a win for Elizabeth Warren and progressives, US President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he is tapping Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Finex: Sign FIST bill into law, instead of Cha-cha
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-19
Yuchengco-led insurance firms innovated their products and accelerated digital transformation to adapt to the changing needs of the clients... INSTEAD of focusing on amending economic provisions ...

Tax base: Local business taxes
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-19
As early as 2007, in GR 176667, the Supreme Court made a distinction between gross revenue and gross receipts as basis for local business taxes. In that case, the LGU assessed the taxpayer based ...

New York governor asks Pfizer to directly sell COVID-19 vaccine doses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-18
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla on Monday if the state could buy COVID-19 vaccine doses directly from the U.S. drugmaker. Pfizer, however, told

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