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Bitcoin breaches $40K mark, doubling in less than a month
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-09
First it went through $20,000. Then 10 days later, it broke through $25,000, and then, with barely taking a... TOKYO--A senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said he "c ...

QC health centers to issue travel clearances
The Manila Times - 2021-01-09
QUEZON City Mayor Josefina "Joy" Belmonte advised residents planning to travel outside Metro Manila to secure their medical travel clearance from nearby health centers. Belmonte said this was because the City Health Department (CHD) would no longer issue clearances and let health centers,

DepEd issues order to address oral health problems of learners in time of pandemic
Gov - 2021-01-09
To ensure the maintenance of good oral health among learners and personnel, the Department of Education (DepEd) released DepEd Order No. 041 or the Guidelines on the Implementation of School Dental Health Care Program (SDHCP),

Starting 2021 right
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-09
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Ideal spaces conducive for learning
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-09
While we have yet to see a definite end to the COVID-19 pandemic, it helps to be prepared amid all the uncertainty. As students wait with bated breath for the dry run of face-to-face classes,

Twitter bans President Trump permanently
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-08
Twitter has suspended US President Donald Trump from its platform, the company said Friday evening. "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,

US stocks end at records again as Biden eyes more stimulus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
Wall Street stock indices closed at records again Friday as anticipation of a new fiscal relief package offset poor December jobs figures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

Twitter bans prominent QAnon figures, including Michael Flynn, citing 'potential for violence'
Mashable - 2021-01-08
Twitter is finally fed up with QAnon. The social media giant banned several prominent figures in the QAnon conspiracy theory movement Friday. Those banned include Michael Flynn and Sydney Powell, Donald Trump's disgraced former national security advisor and disgraced former campaign lawyer,

S.Africa testing vaccines on variant, hopes for results within 2 weeks
Reuters - 2021-01-08
South African scientists are testing whether vaccines will be less effective against a COVID-19 variant first detected locally and hope for initial results within two weeks, a professor at the national communicable disease institute said.

SWS: Catching COVID-19 worries 91% of Pinoys but 5% not worried
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
More Filipinos said they were worried about catching the new coronavirus, almost a year after the first cluster of cases was reported in China, results of the latest Social

Hundreds of Twitter employees call for Trump to be banned
The Verge - 2021-01-08
More than 300 Twitter employees have signed an internal petition calling for President Donald Trump to be permanently banned from the platform following a raid on the US Capitol on January 6th. The letter says the employees are "disturbed" by the attack and that Twitter must "permanently suspend" Trump because of his involvement,

Intel has talked with Taiwan Semi, Samsung about making its chips, says Bloomberg
ZDNet - 2021-01-08
Topic: Intel Intel has held talks with both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the largest contract manufacturer in the world, and with Samsung Electronics's semiconductor division, about the possibility of manufacturing some of Intel's chips,

22.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed, 6.7 million administered: U.S. CDC
Reuters - 2021-01-08
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had administered 6,688,231 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Friday morning and distributed 22,137,350 doses.

2 policemen dead, 2 hurt in Camp Crame fire
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
Two policemen died of electrocution while two others were injured early on Friday when a fire broke out inside the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon

Meralco bill to increase by P55 in January
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
Residential customers of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will pay an additional 27.44 centavos per kilowatt-hour for their power consumption in January after two consecutive

DOST expands trials on use of coco oil for COVID symptoms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
Trials for the use of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as treatment for COVID-19 may now include coronavirus patients with certain comorbidities or simultaneous medical

NBI probes Dacera case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
The National Bureau of Investigation will carry out its own inquiry into the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera as doubts were raised over claims that she was raped and

Lacson: A folly to open Cha-cha floodgates now
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
It is unwise to be "opening the floodgate" for a broader Charter change (Cha-cha) if the goal--in the guise of reforming the party list system--is only to cripple the

Pagasa: PH storm-free in next 3 days
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The low pressure area (LPA) spotted near Surigao City has dissipated, and the country is forecast to be storm-free in the next three days, the weather bureau said on

More local governments want to buy own vaccines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
This capital city in Northern Mindanao region and two towns in Nueva Ecija province have joined other local governments in the country that are eyeing the purchase of

UP launches online admissions portal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
Incoming college freshmen can now submit their applications to the University of the Philippines (UP) after the state university launched its online admissions portal in the

In Zambales, pilgrims barred from converging to honor Ina Poón Bato
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
Pilgrims will be barred from converging at the shrine of Ina Poón Bato in this town as a 14-day lockdown was imposed on the area where devotees usually celebrated the feast day

Congressional Democrats will pursue 2nd impeachment of Trump -- sources
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to introduce misconduct charges on Monday that could lead to a second impeachment of President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with

Urban vegetable farm to rise in QC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A 7-hectare plot of land in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, will be converted into an urban vegetable farming site to provide an alternative source of income for

SC: Only 8 lawyers allowed in terror law hearings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
The Supreme Court has limited to eight the number of lawyers who will represent the 37 different petitioners challenging the legality of Republic Act No. 11479, or the

Calls mount to oust Trump
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
President Donald Trump faced the threat of a second impeachment Thursday, a day after his supporters breached the US Capitol in a stunning assault on American democracy as Congress was

Cisco to Get Order Blocking Acacia From Ending Merger Deal
Bloomberg - 2021-01-08
Cisco Systems Inc. won a temporary court order blocking Acacia Communications Inc. from ending a merger agreement between the two companies.

Pro-Trump Mob Livestreamed Its Rampage, and Made Money Doing It
New York Times - 2021-01-08
A site called Dlive, where rioters broadcast from the Capitol, is benefiting from the growing exodus of right-wing users from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Shabu lab discovered; P10.2 million drugs seized in Cainta
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Police seized P10.2 million worth of illegal drugs from a medium-scale shabu laboratory in Cainta, Rizal on Thursday.

DAR exec gets back pay for wrongful dismissal
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
The Commission on Audit has directed the payment of back wages of a former provincial officer of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Cagayan over his wrongful dismissal 29 years ago.

A watchdog group has docked a boat outside of Jack Dorsey's San Francisco seaside mansion demanding that Twitter permanently ban President Trump
Business Insider - 2021-01-08
A boat is currently docked below Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's San Francisco cliffside home demanding that Trump be banned after the US Capitol siege.

Albay bettor wins P21.2 million lotto jackpot
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
A bettor in Tabaco City, Albay won the P21.2-million jackpot of the 6/42 Regular Lotto drawn on Thursday night.

Russian drugmaker seeks vaccine emergency use
BusinessWorld - 2021-01-08
A handout photo provided by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) shows samples of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, in Moscow, Russia August 6, 2020.

Signal, Telegram see demand spike as new WhatsApp terms stir debate
Reuters - 2021-01-08
Signal and Telegram messaging apps are seeing a sudden increase in demand after larger rival WhatsApp's updated terms of service raised eyebrows on social media.

Samsung Elec shares jump on upbeat chip outlook as fourth quarter profit rises
Reuters - 2021-01-08
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd shares jumped on Friday after it said its fourth quarter operating profit likely rose 26% as coronavirus pandemic driven remote working and TV-watching fuelled sales of chips and display panels.

President-Elect Joe Biden Selects Isabel Guzman to Lead the SBA
Inc - 2021-01-08
The current director of California's Office of the Small Business Advocate, previously served as deputy chief of staff for the SBA during the Obama administration.

Billionaire VC Vinod Khosla warns Apple CEO Tim Cook: don't work with Trump or his supporters
Business Insider - 2021-01-08
Vinod Khosla tweeted a clear message to Tim Cook: don't work with President Trump, or his supporters, .

GCash operator raises $175 million via equity fund
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Globe Fintech Innovations Inc, the operator of mobile wallet GCash and the fintech arm of Globe Telecom Inc., has raised over $175 million in fresh capital through an investment from New York-based investment firm Bow Wave Capital Management.

Reassess, renew and recharge
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
As a leader, you may have discovered that your experiences should renew you to become a more resilient person. And you probably have found that resilience is not what you have. It is what you do. Away from the public view,

Exports return to growth in November
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Exports returned to positive territory in November, after sinking into the red in October, reflecting improved performance in major trading partners such as China, Taiwan and the United States.

AC Energy advances rights offer
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
MANILA, Philippines -- AC Energy Philippines Inc. (ACEN) is advancing its stock rights offering (SRO) to this month. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) yesterday, ACEN said it revised the offer period for the SRO to Jan.

FDI inflows slump 21% in 10 months
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Foreign direct investment inflows to the Philippines fell more than a fifth in 10 months last year as investors shelved projects amid uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said yesterday.

Bankers expect slow pace of economic recovery
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Top bank executives are looking at a slower economic recovery this year after the country slipped into recession for the first time in more than two decades last year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,

DOF urges Congress to pass CREATE ahead of tax season
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
The Department of Finance has called on Congress to immediately pass the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill before the end of the month to give taxpayers ample time to adjust before the next tax season.

Maybank sees faster inflation, steady interest rates this year
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is seen keeping interest rates on hold this year after aggressively cutting the benchmark rate to an all-time low of two percent last year to soften the impact of the global health pandemic on the economy,

Isko inspects Quiapo ahead of Traslacion
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday inspected the preparations and the implementation of health protocols for the 415th Traslacion or Feast of the Black Nazarene today.

Quezon City barangay officials told: Monitor travelers from abroad
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday directed barangay officials to closely monitor residents who arrived from other countries, especially those that have already reported detecting the new variant of the coronavirus disease.

PNP admits lapses in Dacera case
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Philippine National Police yesterday admitted there were lapses in the investigation of the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera.

More LGUs allot funds for COVID-19 vaccines
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
More local government units have allotted funds to buy vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 for their constituents.

Ilocos Sur town reverts to MECQ
philstar.com - 2021-01-08
Cabugao town in Ilocos Sur has reverted to a stricter modified enhanced community quarantine to contain the surge of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.

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