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The Top Five PC Hardware Launches To Get Exited About In 2021
Forbes - 2020-12-31
When it comes to PC hardware, 2020 was an awesome year for both gamers and content creators. The biggest launch was undoubtedly AMD's 4th Gen Ryzen series a couple of months ago, with CPUs such as the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5 5600X ushering in its Zen 3 architecture and generally doing everything we'd asked for - massive uplifts in gaming performance,

23,793 have COVID-19 in PH as 2020 draws to a close -- DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
As the Philippines counts down the last hours of 2020, over 23,000 persons will be spending their New Year celebrations afflicted with COVID-19. As of Dec. 31,

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Viewed Some of Its Source Code
New York Times - 2020-12-31
The hackers gained more access than the company previously revealed, though the attackers were unable to modify the code or access emails.

Pangasinan reopens to tourists from Ilocos - 2020-12-31
This province has reopened its tourist sites for residents of Ilocos region. The provincial board passed an ordinance on Dec. 17 prescribing the guidelines for the reopening of tourism amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

And so this is Christmas...
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-31
A person with disability, a pregnant women were among the first recipients of the milk ration along with senior citizens. The lyrics of the song, titled "So this is Christmas," were written by ...

Garments exporters urge review of roadmap targets - 2020-12-31
The Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines is urging the Department of Trade and Industry to review the targets under the roadmap for the garments industry to take into account the impact of the pandemic.

More than half the population in Latin America will use Facebook in 2020
Business Insider - 2020-12-31
The pandemic will bring Latin America' Facebook user penetration to just over half of the population for the first time.

Pagadian on my mind
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-31
WHAT is known in history is that Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the Philippines in 1521 as part of his quest for spices in the East Indies, or even in the lands of Southeast Asia. He may have reached the Indies,

A budget for recovery
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-31
Christmas is the greatest story of a promise fulfilled. For many Filipinos, it is the embodiment of... All of Congress saw the urgency of approving the 2021 national budget on time. After all, too ...

Goodbye 2020 - 2020-12-31
On the positive side, we enter 2021 with lessons learned from 2020 that could enable us to cope better with surprises. Being quarantined for 10 months taught us life lessons. For example, we can live on a whole lot less than what our consumerist societies have taught us.

Task force: Boracay rehab on track - 2020-12-31
Agency Task Force has given assurance that it is on track to meet its target for the full rehabilitation of Boracay by May 2021.

15,468 motorists nabbed for traffic violations - 2020-12-31
At least 15,468 motorists were apprehended for violating traffic laws in the past days, the police Highway Patrol Group announced yesterday.

Lawmaker proposes 10-year extension of power bill subsidy - 2020-12-31
Low-income households may soon enjoy extended subsidized electricity bills starting next year, a lawmaker said.

PayMaya customers reach 28 million - 2020-12-31
Digital financial services firm PayMaya continued to grow its customer base across its platforms this year, driven by the shift to cashless payments brought by the "new normal."

National ID system pre-registration hits 10 million - 2020-12-31
More than 10 million Filipinos have pre-registered for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), the National Economic and Development Authority reported on Wednesday.

Philippine suspends visa issuance until January 15 - 2020-12-31
Philippine embassies have suspended the processing and issuance of visas during the travel ban that will last until Jan. 15.

2 ex-education execs get 10 years over textbook scam - 2020-12-31
Two former officials of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, now the Department of Education, have been convicted of graft in connection with a textbook scam.

New power spot market pricing methodology OKd - 2020-12-31
The Energy Regulatory Commission has finally approved the new price determination methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, which will speed up electricity trading and pave the way for the full operations of the electricity bourse in Mindanao.

Retail prices of building materials continue to rise - 2020-12-31
Retail prices of construction materials in the National Capital Region rose for the fourth straight month in November, indicating increased demand, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

NGCP seeks government support for critical power projects - 2020-12-31
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines is seeking government support as its ongoing critical transmission projects may face further delays due to new travel ban imposed by the government.

Bayanihan spirit lives on in tourism - 2020-12-31
What was supposed to be a year of record-breaking numbers for the Philippine tourism sector turned out to be one of the most challenging times it has ever faced.

DENR: Manila Bay cleanup on track - 2020-12-31
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has maintained that it made significant strides in the cleanup of Manila Bay amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigerian slain, P13.6 million shabu seized in drug sting - 2020-12-31
A Nigerian citizen was killed and two kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P13.6 million were seized in a sting in Concepcion, Tarlac yesterday.

Parañaque, Muntinlupa allocate funding for COVID-19 vaccines - 2020-12-31
The local governments of Parañaque and Muntinlupa have earmarked funding for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines this year.

SEC approves changes to delisting rules - 2020-12-31
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the proposed amendments to the Philippine Stock Exchange Voluntary Delisting Rules.

PSALM resets auction of Pampanga property - 2020-12-31
State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) is again auctioning off its five-hectare prime property in Pampanga.

Explain quarantine breach, Laoag mayor told - 2020-12-31
The Department of the Interior and Local Government has issued a show cause order against Mayor Michael Keon of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte for reportedly organizing a Christmas party.

Nigerian linked to drug syndicate killed in shootout with cops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
A Nigerian allegedly involved in drug trafficking died while in a shootout with police officers during a buy-bust operation in Tarlac on Thursday, where P13.6 million worth of

Fireworks explode over empty streets as 2020 slinks away into history
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
The Sydney Opera House fireworks soared into the sky, but the harbor below was empty as a ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year that will not be missed. No light show will

Pope will not lead New Year services because of flare up of leg pain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Pope Francis will not lead New Year's Eve and New Year's Day services because of a flare up of his sciatica condition, which produces pain in his right leg, the Vatican

Saving Taal Lake, preserving the endemic tawilis - 2020-12-31
Properly managing the 23,366-hectare Taal Lake--the third largest in the country--plays a critical part in conserving the freshwater sardine.

EDITORIAL- Hope for a better year - 2020-12-31
Filipinos welcoming the New Year with hope rather than fear. Pollster Pulse Asia came up with the same figure in its own survey, the results of which were released ahead of the SWS poll. Filipinos have consistently expressed high optimism in all pre-New Year surveys.

Philippine islands self-isolate after new COVID-19 variant found in Malaysia
Reuters - 2020-12-31
A province of islands in the southern Philippines will seal itself off for an initial two weeks from Monday to keep out a new COVID-19 variant found in nearby Malaysia, its governor said.

Philippine islands self-isolate after new COVID-19 variant found in Malaysia
Reuters - 2020-12-31
A province of islands in the southern Philippines will seal itself off for an initial two weeks from Monday to keep out a new COVID-19 variant found in nearby Malaysia, its governor said.

Philippine islands self-isolate after new COVID-19 variant found in Malaysia
Reuters - 2020-12-31
A province of islands in the southern Philippines will seal itself off for an initial two weeks from Monday to keep out a new COVID-19 variant found in nearby Malaysia, its governor said.

Cloudy New Year for Luzon as temperature drops for northern areas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Cloudy skies are expected to prevail for the first day of the New Year especially in Luzon, while temperatures up north are expected to start dropping due to the northeast

After a harrowing 2020, Asia tiptoes into the New Year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
As Asia says goodbye to 2020 - a tumultuous year that saw the planet roiled by a deadly pandemic - celebrations will be smaller, shorter and more muted amid fears of coronavirus flare-ups. In

Activist groups condemn killing of land defenders in Panay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Several activist groups have condemned the killing of indigenous people (IPs) in Panay island who were allegedly merely defending their ancestral land, calling on the

Last-minute shopping boosts fireworks sales in Bulacan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Business was brisk on New Year's Eve as people rushed to make last-minute shopping for fireworks and firecrackers here. Fire trucks and ambulances were on

1,541 new infections push PH COVID-19 tally above 474,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-31
The country's total number of COVID-19 infections reached 474,064 on the last day of 2020, after the Department of Health reported 1,541 new cases. Based on the DOH's latest report, 5.3%, or 25,024 are active cases.

Apple Car speculation is back. Here's what we know so far
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-31
Longstanding speculation that Apple will release its own electric, self-driving car was reignited last week when Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported that Apple plans to produce a passenger vehicle by 2024.

Whatever happened to: Quarantine violators in Philippine government - 2020-12-31
In most if not all of these cases, these probes into the incidents of quarantine violations now lie unmoving in bureaucratic stasis. This, while others have been jailed and even shot for breaching social distancing protocols.

?838-B allotted for COVID-19 response, vaccines under 2021 budget - DBM
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 31) -- The government has earmarked ?838 billion for various COVID-19 response measures in 2021, ranging from medical equipment, test kits, and vaccines ...

The pandemic isn't over. But you can still get ahead in your career in 2021
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-31
But that doesn't mean you can't continue to climb the career ladder. If you've been putting in extra hours, increasing your output and being a real team leader, don't let the pandemic stop you from asking for what you deserve.

Cotabato mall bomber killed in Maguindanao - 2020-12-31
The Dawlah Islamiya gunman soldiers killed last week in Maguindanao was the perpetrator of the Dec. 31, 2019 bombing of a mall here, the military said Thursday.

Post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal becomes law on eve of deadline
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-31
Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Wednesday, on the eve of the December 31 deadline marking the end of the transition period.

Pagasa: Cooler weather in Northern, Central Luzon on last day of 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
MANILA, Philippines -- Cooler weather due to the northeast monsoon or "amihan" will prevail in parts of Northern and Central Luzon on Thursday--the last day of 2020-- the state weather ...

Despite pandemic, more Filipinos think quality of life will improve in 2021 - SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
More Filipinos believe that their quality of life would improve next year, according to research firm Social Weather Stations (SWS) which registered considerably higher net

California Identifies A Case Of Coronavirus Variant First Seen In U.K.
NPR - 2020-12-30
Newsom made the announcement during an online conversation about the pandemic with Dr. Anthony Fauci, but offered little additional information about the circumstances of the diagnosis.

Case of highly infectious UK variant of coronavirus identified in California
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-30
The highly infectious coronavirus variant originally discovered in Britain has been detected in California, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday, a day after the first known

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