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NYSE bans Chinese telecom stocks in second about-face of the week
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-07
(CNN) -- The New York Stock Exchange will delist three Chinese telecommunications stocks to comply with an executive order from the Trump administration -- its second about-face on the issue ...

Farm output seen to shrink in Q1 2021
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The country's agriculture production could possibly contract by 1.21% in the first three months of 2021, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for ...

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube take action on Trump's posts amid riots at the US Capitol
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-07
(CNN Business) -- Facebook, Twitter and YouTube took action on President Donald Trump's posts Wednesday in the wake of riots at the US Capitol from his supporters, but the platforms stopped short ...

Trump should be removed from office to preserve democracy, US business leaders say
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-07
(CNN) - The National Association of Manufacturers, one of the most influential business groups in the US, called on Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday to consider removing President Donald ...

Zimbabwe health system overwhelmed as country goes on new strict lockdown, doctors say
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-07
(CNN) -- Doctors in Zimbabwe have said the health system is overwhelmed and could collapse as the country battles a new wave of infections that has prompted a strict new 30-day lockdown.

Isolated rain showers expected nationwide -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-07
In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the Caraga, Davao Region, and Soccsksargen regions will have cloudy ...

Guns out, windows smashed: Trump crowd turns Congress into battlefield
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-07
Tense officers pointing guns, lawmakers with gas masks, camouflaged protesters smashing windows -- this was the day that President Donald Trump's bid to overturn the US election

Delaying SSS payment hike pushed in Congress
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-07
"We want Congress to swiftly act on this concern, which is an appeal from various business and labor groups," he said. "By having counterpart measures being simultaneously deliberated in ...

2 militants in 2019 Jolo church bombing killed in Indonesia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
A counterterrorism unit raiding a militant hideout in central Indonesia on Wednesday killed two men suspected by police of involvement in the 2019 bombing of a Catholic church in the

Cement firm rolls out all-in-one dry mix concrete solution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
Leading cement-maker Holcim Philippines Inc. has developed a new multipurpose mortar product--a dry mix solution that pitches better quality of walls, floors and tile installation in building

Judge in Ressa case recuses self after threatening email
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
The judge hearing the second cyberlibel case against Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa has inhibited herself, referring to threats sent by email. In a Jan. 5 order

Beyond executive privilege: Lawmakers press vaccine smuggling probe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
While President Rodrigo Duterte can legally stonewall a congressional probe into the controversial inoculation of the Presidential Security Group (PSG), Congress can still

PH seeks 148 million doses from 7 COVID-19 vaccine makers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
The Philippines is negotiating with seven vaccine manufacturers to procure at least 148 million doses as it seeks to inoculate close to two-thirds of its population this year,

Passenger from Manila possibly got virus variant in HK - expert
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
The female passenger from Manila who was found positive for the new variant of the COVID-19 virus when she was tested in Hong Kong could have gotten the bug there, a health

3 suspects in Dacera death freed amid cries for justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
State prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the release of three men held for the death of a 23-year-old flight attendant, saying the evidence presented by police investigators

World stunned by violence in U.S. Capitol, attempts to overturn election
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
WASHINGTON - World leaders on Wednesday expressed shock at the violent protesters who overran the U.S. Congress and attempts to overturn the Nov. 3 presidential election results which dealt a ...

1,300 families flee as BIFF men attack Maguindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
Attacks launched by the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in at least two towns in Maguindanao province since

Tributes pour in for deceased MMDA chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Danilo Lim died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning at the age of 65, while recovering from COVID-19. The MMDA

784 lose jobs as Japanese firm in Subic struggles amid pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
One of the largest manufacturing firms inside the Subic Bay Freeport has laid off 70 percent of its workforce due to financial troubles caused by the COVID-19

Georgia on cusp of delivering US Senate to Democrats as Warnock wins, Ossoff leads
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
Democrats won one U.S. Senate race in Georgia and led in another on Wednesday, moving closer to a sweep in a deep South state that would give them control of Congress and the power to

COVID-19 cases at PMA: Cadets, waiters, cooks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines -- Fifty-three of the 72 COVID-19 patients being treated inside the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) here are cadets, an official of the Department of Health

GMA allots P20 billion for 3-year capex - 2021-01-06
GMA Network Inc. has earmarked more than P20 billion for its capital expenditures in the next three years as it goes full blast on content production and digital TV expansion.

NYSE to go ahead with delisting three Chinese telecom firms, reversing course again
Reuters - 2021-01-06
The New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it is planning to move forward with the delistings of three Chinese telecom companies, in another U-turn a day after U.S. Treasury Secretary told the NYSE chief he disagreed with its earlier decision to reverse the delistings.

Russia inoculates 1 million people against COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
Russia has inoculated one million people against COVID-19 with its Sputnik V vaccine, according to a statement on the Sputnik V Twitter account on Wednesday. Russia, which has the

Bullish on post-COVID Philippines, Ayala boosts investment 16%
NIKKEI - 2021-01-06
Ayala will increase capital spending by 16% to 182 billion pesos ($3.8 billion) in 2021, the Philippine conglomerate says, with a large chunk going to its main real estate and telecommunications segments.

NLEX to complete 3 major projects this year - 2021-01-06
Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. unit NLEX Corp. is poised to complete three major road projects this year which will improve traffic flow and enhance safety of motorists.

Capital access for Filipina-led SMEs now within reach
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-06
"The...RISE Fund will ensure women entrepreneurs can access funding required to adapt and respond to emerging business opportunities during the critical recovery period in the region," pointed ...

Nidec Subic slashes work force by 70%
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-06
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT--Employees of a business-process outsourcing (BPO) firm here have found out rather too late that it was... Subic Bay Freeport--Japanese precision motors manufacturer Nidec ...

My plan for success
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-06
For many decades I have built my wealth and protected my business and family by proposing different scenarios rather than trying to predict the future. Specific strategies and tactics must then be ...

Cebu Pacific welcomes second ATR freighter
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-06
"We saw this pandemic as an opportunity to recalibrate our business and optimize operations to address the needs of our customers. There is a growing demand for cargo to and from the Philippines ...

Japanese firms expect higher profit this year - Jetro survey - 2021-01-06
More than half of Japanese firms operating in the Philippines expect higher profit this year on the back of an anticipated economic recovery, according to a survey by the Japan External Trade Organiza

Growth rests on Covid-19 handling globally-World Bank
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-06
EFFORTS to roll out the vaccine and successfully handle the pandemic will define the pace of economic growth globally, according to the World Bank. In a statement, the World Bank said global GDP growth would likely reach 4 percent in 2021.

Stocks slide for 2nd day on renewed virus worries - 2021-01-06
The local stock market went into a tailspin yesterday, with the main index falling below the 7,000 mark earlier in the day before closing at 7,047.85.

Zamboanga congressman, Bocaue mayor infected - 2021-01-06
Zamboanga City second district Rep. Jose Manuel Dalipe and four members of his family have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

World Bank retains 8.1% GDP decline forecast for Philippines - 2021-01-06
The World Bank has retained its 8.1 percent economic decline projection for the Philippines in 2020, putting the country among the worst performers in the East Asia and Pacific region owing to the prolonged lockdown.

Agriculture damage due to Negros floods hits P15.8 million - 2021-01-06
Initial damage to crops and fisheries due to floods that inundated parts of Negros Occidental on Jan. 1 hit P15.8 million.

Cebu City awaits IATF decision on Sinulog - 2021-01-06
Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases or IATF to decide on whether it would allow the holding of the Sinulog Festival.

Duterte allows LGUs to buy COVID-19 vaccines - 2021-01-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Local government units (LGUs) will be allowed to procure vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019. President Duterte approved a tripartite agreement among LGUs, the national government and pharmaceutical firms for the vaccine procurement in recognition of the role of LGUs in the rollout of a national vaccination program to prevent the spread of the virus,

7,000 cops to secure Black Nazarene feast - 2021-01-06
Around 7,000 police officers will be deployed to secure the feast of the Black Nazarene on Saturday to control the number of devotees attending the religious event.

Soldier cries unfair treatment, kills superior - 2021-01-06
A soldier allegedly shot dead his superior at a military engineering camp in Barangay Cabatangan in this city on Tuesday.

Q1 agriculture output seen contracting 1.2% - 2021-01-06
The local agriculture sector will see the effect of the consecutive typhoons at the end of 2020 as the farm industry is expected to contract 1.2 percent in the first quarter of the year.

AstraZeneca may deliver vaccines by Q3 - Belmonte - 2021-01-06
British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca may be able to deliver the 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines ordered by the Quezon City government in the third quarter of the year, according to Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Villar: Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge opening on track - 2021-01-06
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar inspected yesterday the construction of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge replacement project, which connects the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong.

Quezon City terminates delinquent contracts - 2021-01-06
Following an internal review ordered by Mayor Joy Belmonte, the Quezon City government has canceled several non-performing, delinquent or anomalous contracts to free up more resources that may be used in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More contagious COVID-19 variant not yet in Philippines but don't ease guard -- experts - 2021-01-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The public should not let their guard down even after health authorities reported that the new and more transmissible coronavirus variant has not yet reached the ...

QC residents urged to get medical travel clearance from local health centers
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-06
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra is not inclined to order the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to drop its investigation... Quezon City residents who are planning to travel outside Metro ...

Philippines seeks 148 million COVID-19 shots this year for 2/3 of population
Reuters - 2021-01-06
The Philippines is negotiating with seven vaccine manufacturers to procure at least 148 million COVID-19 shots as it seeks to inoculate close to two-thirds of its population this year, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Philippines seeks 148 million COVID-19 shots this year for 2/3 of population
Reuters - 2021-01-06
The Philippines is negotiating with seven vaccine manufacturers to procure at least 148 million COVID-19 shots as it seeks to inoculate close to two-thirds of its population this year, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Philippines seeks 148 million COVID-19 shots this year for 2/3 of population
Reuters - 2021-01-06
The Philippines is negotiating with seven vaccine manufacturers to procure at least 148 million COVID-19 shots as it seeks to inoculate close to two-thirds of its population this year, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Criticism mounts over India's 'abrupt' approval of COVAXIN
Reuters - 2021-01-06
Criticism of India's approval of a local COVID-19 vaccine without proof of its efficacy grew on Wednesday after news that a regulatory panel approved the shot just one day after asking the vaccine maker for more evidence it would work.

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