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Oklahoma, Wyoming, and West Virginia had the highest rate of Parler users leading up to the Capitol Siege, new data shows
Business Insider - 2021-01-14
The company behind the data says understanding mobile usage patterns can help identify shifts in behavior like those that led to the Capitol siege.

DA officials reshuffled
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The Department of Agriculture reshuffled officials in key positions as part of its strategy to improve the performance of the farm sector this year.

MPIC commits to global sustainability alliances
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. committed to two sustainability alliances, geared toward perpetuating the global standards of monitoring the sustainability initiatives of corporations.

EDC starts P1.3 billion expansion of BacMan geothermal plant
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. has kicked off the construction of the P1.3-billion expansion of the Bacon-Manito geothermal power plant.

ADB backs innovative partnerships for financing infrastructure projects
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The Asian Development Bank is urging developing member countries to explore innovative partnerships to fund crucial infrastructure projects at a time when government resources are challenged by pandemic response.

Holcim to spend P121 million for waste management
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Holcim Philippines Inc. will pour in P121.5 million to improve its waste management capabilities. In particular, Holcim will invest in its Geocycle unit to strengthen its ability to use alternative fuels and raw materials in cement production at its Bulacan plant.

BSP: Shift to coinless society likely by 2025
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expects the country to shift to a "coinless" society by 2025, made possible by the rollout of the national ID system that is enabled by quick-response codes.

Ecozone investments decline 19% in 2020
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Investments for projects approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority went down by nearly a fifth last year amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Tango...not chacha!
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
I saw a meme on social media that captures the right reaction to congressional moves to open Charter change debates now.

BSP ready to lend additional P280 billion to national government
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The government can still borrow an additional P280 billion from monetary authorities to augment its war chest against the pandemic, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said yesterday.

Remittances reach $30 billion in 11 months
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Remittances from overseas Filipino workers continued to grow in November 2020 although at a slower pace compared to previous months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.

Index returns to green on US stimulus package
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The local stock market returned to positive territory, leading modest gains among Asian bourses yesterday, as investors focused on US stimulus plans, traders said.

Auto sales skid 41% last year
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Local vehicle assemblers ended the year with a 40 percent drop in sales as the pandemic affected demand for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Ex-cop, cohort shot dead
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Two suspected robbers who were released from jail yesterday were shot dead by four motorcycle-riding assailants in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Zamboanga Sibugay town back to GCQ; Banaue on lockdown
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The capital town of Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay has been placed under general community quarantine or GCQ for 15 days to prevent a surge in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.

US-made rockets recovered off Cagayan
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Around 90 rocket canisters were recovered in the waters off Barangay Taggat Norte in Claveria, Cagayan on Wednesday.

JBC opens nomination for next chief justice
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The Judicial and Bar Council has opened the nomination for the post of chief magistrate, which will become vacant following the early retirement of Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on March 27.

4 found dead in Tagaytay
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Tagaytay City. Three of four corpses were identified as Lino Quilaneta, Mark Ian Endrina and Gleiar Bondoc. The bodies of Quilaneta and Endrina were retrieved in a creek along the Tagaytay Sampaloc road in Barangay San Jose at around 2 p.

Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones are smarter and cheaper but don't come with a charger
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
Samsung's new Galaxy S21 lineup has an updated look and lower price tags, but customers will also notice two items missing from the box: headphones and a charger.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Trump ban was right but sets a 'dangerous' precedent
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
(CNN)-- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has defended his company's decision to ban President Donald Trump, while acknowledging that the move stems from its failure to promote "healthy" conversations and ...

Safeguarding your business against top cybersecurity threats
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-14
Careful of the security compromise that may surface amid the progressing digital landscape, many remote workers tend to invest in devices that offer the best security for their business.

BSP probes EastWest deposits taken by missing staff
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Thursday it is now investigating reports about missing deposit funds of some clients of EastWest Bank.

SMC: ?740-B Bulacan airport up and running by 2025
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Conglomerate San Miguel Corporation is targeting to make the ?740-billion Bulacan airport operational by 2025, its top official said. SMC President ...

COVID-19 surge shuts down town hall, brings hard lockdown in Eastern Visayas towns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-14
A municipal hall in Southern Leyte was closed for two days while a town in Eastern Samar was again placed on hard lockdown because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The municipal hall

DBM: P2.76B released to DOH for vaccine purchase
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Releases of budget funds for Covid-19 response further inched up to P505.17 billion after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released before 2020 ended P2.76 billion

LPA dissipates but still rainy
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The low-pressure area off Mindanao dissipated yesterday, but rainy weather is still expected over the eastern section of the country due to the tail-end of a frontal system.

DOF urges DA to restrategize food program
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The Department of Finance is urging the Department of Agriculture to restrategize its programs to ensure enough food supply and stabilize prices following an uptick in inflation in December last year.

Bigger budget, better tools sought to end 'learning crisis'
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
The Philippine Business for Education sounded the alarm over a learning crisis where "access and quality issues are grave, urgent and must be stopped and reversed."

Covid-19 hits 120 more Filipinos abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The total number of overseas Filipinos sickened with Covid-19 neared the 13,500-mark after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 120 additional cases on Thursday.

18-year-old boy who sold cocaine on Snapchat gets 3 years in jail
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-14
An 18-year-old boy from South Wales, United Kingdom has been jailed after selling cocaine on the social media app Snapchat.

Snapchat says it will permanently ban Trump when he leaves office on January 20
Business Insider - 2021-01-14
The company had initially suspended President Donald Trump's account after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol.

Philippines approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use
Reuters - 2021-01-14
The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration has authorised for emergency use the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, the first to be approved in the country, which has among the most coronavirus cases in Asia.

PH can borrow additional ?280B cash advance from BSP for COVID-19 response fund
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- The Philippine government has room to borrow an additional ?280 billion from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas if it needs to boost the COVID-19 ...

Rains possible over Bicol, Mimaropa, Quezon -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-14
Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected to prevail over Bicol Region, Mimaropa, and Quezon province in the next 24 hours due to the tail-end of

Philippines approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use
Reuters - 2021-01-14
The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine, its head said on Thursday.

AirAsia launches Philippine e-commerce site
Rappler - 2021-01-14
Budget airline AirAsia on Thursday, January 14, launched its e-commerce platform in the Philippines, the second destination for its digital shop. Dubbed AirAsia Shop, the platform has product ...

China's Xi pens letter to Starbucks tycoon to promote trade
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
China's President Xi Jinping has asked former Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz to help promote trade between Washington and Beijing in a rare missive to a foreign business figure, state media reported Thursday.

Best defense vs. new COVID-19 viral strain: follow health protocols
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-14
The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public anew to follow the health protocols amid the threat of the new COVID-19 virus variant.

Remittances climb for the third straight month in November
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Filipinos abroad sent more money to the Philippines in November amid the global COVID-19 crisis, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Thursday.

50% of market demand to 'not recover' if minors still banned in public places
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Half of consumer demand will remain absent if the government continues to bar minors from going out during the coronavirus pandemic, Acting ...

DOH explains absence of UAE travel restriction after detection of Covid variant case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-14
The Philippines did not impose a travel restriction on travellers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because it did not report presence of the new COVID-19 variant,

Philippines approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use
NIKKEI - 2021-01-14
The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration has authorised for emergency use the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, the first to be approved in the country, which has among the most coronavirus cases in Asia.

EastWest Bank investigates missing deposits
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- East West Banking Corp. has started its probe on the disappearance of deposits involving a branch manager who has also gone missing. The two victims ...

Netflix has doubled its Black workforce since 2017, but says it still needs to hire more Latinos
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
(CNN) -- The number of Black people working at Netflix has doubled over the last three years, but the company admits it has work to do when it comes to adding Latinx staffers to its ranks.

Duterte expresses concern over detection of UK COVID-19 variant in PH
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
President Rodrigo Duterte hopes the UK COVID-19 variant detected in the country will not be 'more dangerous and more toxic.'

Philippine eagle rescued in Sarangani
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Villagers turned over to the Philippine Eagle Foundation a raptor with bullet wounds found in a tropical rainforest in Maitum town.

Philippine eagle turned over to DENR in Sarangani
philstar.com - 2021-01-14
Villagers turned over to the Philippine Eagle Foundation a raptor with bullet wounds found in a tropical rainforest in Maitum town.

Expect cloudy skies, isolated rain showers -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The tail-end of a frontal system will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to the eastern sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas

Trump wanted to join Parler and call himself 'Person X' before it shut down, according to the CEO of the social-media app
Business Insider - 2021-01-14
Parler CEO John Matze has accused Amazon Web Services of sending Parler offline in part to deny President Donald Trump further social-media presence.

Snapchat permanently bans US President Trump
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-14
US President Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Snapchat, according to a statement by the platform Wednesday.

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