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Carrying the mark of leadership
BusinessWorld - 2020-12-28
Martin in his early years with his mother Pong Azcarraga-Querubin "Being among the young CEOs in the corporate world, I find myself blessed to have mentors whose response to the pandemic has set a clear example of how the business and private sector can ...

Investors rethink role of bonds, tech after chaotic year
BusinessWorld - 2020-12-28
"The Covid crisis has brought the need for more rapid change into sharp focus and we are seeing clients of all types reassess their long-term objectives and the outcomes required of their investments," said Harriet Steel, head of business development ...

2020 has been the worst. But these work changes are sticking around
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-28
(CNN) - We might be ready to move past 2020 and never look back, but some parts of this pandemic year are going to stick with us -- especially when it comes to how we work. I spoke with experts ...

Trump, under pressure, signs $900 billion COVID relief bill - 2020-12-28
WEST PALM BEACH, United States -- After delaying for nearly a week and under pressure from all sides, US President Donald Trump finally signed a massive $900 billion stimulus bill Sunday, in a long-sought boost for millions of Americans and businesses ...

In pandemic, PPP project pipeline grows to P8.45T
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-28
Globe Telecom Inc. aims to "further expand services to other underserved areas" in Visayas and Mindanao, a... DESPITE the pandemic, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center has managed to ...

Govt wants more children emancipated from labor
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-28
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has increased to 340,000 its target number of child laborers it expects to remove from the worst form of child labor in the next two years. Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) Director Maria Karina Perida-Trayvilla told the BusinessMirror they made

Gambling operators should course license applications to PNP - 2020-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Gambling operators seeking a permit to operate from the government will have to course their applications through the Philippine National Police. PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor ...

Israel speeds vaccines, locks down in hope of March exit from pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
Israel began what officials hope will be its last coronavirus lockdown on Sunday as they ramp up vaccinations to a pace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said may allow an

El Shaddai event probed for violations of health measures
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday assigned the Joint Task Force Coronavirus Disease (JTF COVID) Shield to look into alleged violations of health measures, particularly

Find best vaccine, set aside geopolitics, Zubiri urges Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang needs to set aside geopolitics for now and give priority to finding the best coronavirus vaccine available, instead of giving preferential treatment to China ...

Nueva Ecija town mayor questions ouster
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
The ousted mayor of Jaen town, Nueva Ecija province, has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to overrule a court order for her to vacate her post. In a 36-page

P2.7 billion in SEA Games funds still unexplained
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
More than 13 months after the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the country, the two nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) tasked with organizing the sports meet has still not

Mining firm extends help to kin of landslide victims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Carmen Copper Corp. (CCC) has extended various forms of financial and other assistance to the immediate family of three CCC workers killed after a landslide hit its mine site

Bus trips to Baguio resume
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
Three buses were dispatched on Saturday by Victory Liner Inc. (VLI) for its Baguio-Cubao route, signaling the resumption of provincial bus operation here nine

Agriculture lone sector to post positive growth during pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
Despite the successive typhoons this month, the agriculture sector has posted positive growth with palay (unhusked rice) breaking its highest harvest, Agriculture Secretary

South Africa's total COVID-19 cases cross 1 million mark
Reuters - 2020-12-27
South Africa's total coronavirus infections since the first case in March crossed a million on Sunday, its Health Ministry said, just days after a new faster spreading variant was confirmed to be present in the country.

Top 10 Tech Job Skills Predicted To Grow The Fastest In 2021
Forbes - 2020-12-27
IT Automation expertise can earn technical professionals a $24,969 salary premium, the most lucrative of all tech job skills to have in 2021.

The geopolitical outlook in 2021
BusinessWorld - 2020-12-27
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a political-risk event on an unprecedented global scale as well as a public health crisis, influencing all the top 10 risks identified by the EY Geostrategic Business group in a recent report, the EY 2021 Geostrategic Outlook.

Children are our future
BusinessWorld - 2020-12-27
Children are our future. Amelia H. C. Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. Unilever makes sustainable living accessible through its new Clean Future program Unilever Philippines (ULP) joins many companies ...

$120 million payouts, bitter rivalries, and prison time: The inside story of Travis Kalanick and Larry Page's war to own self-driving-cars
Business Insider - 2020-12-27
Together, Anthony Levandowski and Chris Urmson launched the self-driving industry. Their rivalry threatened to tear it apart.

Tokyo Games local sponsors agree to seal new contracts
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-27
TOKYO--Tokyo Olympic officials said Thursday they have reached a "basic agreement" with all 68 domestic sponsors to extend their contracts into next year to support the postponed Games.

Confused about FWD, RWD or AWD? - 2020-12-27
Even so, with the Philippines tropical weather seeing rain and shine all year round, it is no surprise why local consumers are gearing towards an AWD SUV or 4WD pick-up trucks. One thing to remember is, despite having all these systems to help you during ...

Companies hopeful of economic recovery in 2021 - 2020-12-27
To say that 2020 is a difficult year is an understatement. Tycoons, presidents and boards of listed companies were jolted out of their comfort zones. As months passed on, many tycoons and CEOs aged and lost weight.

Navotas employees to get swab tests - 2020-12-27
Employees of the Navotas city hall will be tested for COVID-19 when they get back to work after the holidays, Mayor Toby Tiangco announced yesterday.

Pfizer applies for emergency use authority in Philippines - 2020-12-27
US pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. has officially applied for the required authority to supply and market COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines.

Muntinlupa to use QR codes for contact tracing - 2020-12-27
Starting next month, the Muntinlupa government will start implementing mandatory contact tracing through the use of quick response or QR codes.

Isabela labor exec catches COVID-19 - 2020-12-27
An official of the Department of Labor and Employment in Ilagan City, Isabela tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 on Saturday.

33 Bilibid inmates freed - 2020-12-27
A total of 33 inmates of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City were freed on Christmas Day, the Bureau of Corrections reported yesterday.

BSP to resume easing cycle in Q1 - 2020-12-27
Economists expect the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to resume its easing cycle as early as the first quarter of next year as the economy continues to face multiple headwinds brought about by the still raging coronavirus pandemic.

The cracks that COVID-19 exposed - 2020-12-27
The COVID-19 health catastrophe has exposed even the smallest cracks in us and everything around us - our physical and mental health, our relationships, our companies, our homes - testing everything to the core.

Cold chain doubts delay COVID-19 vaccinations in some German cities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
Germany's coronavirus vaccination campaign faced delays in several cities on Sunday after medical staff found potential irregularities in the cooling of the shot produced by

Factbox-European Union launches its COVID-19 vaccination campaign
Reuters - 2020-12-27
The European Union officially launched its mass COVID-19 vaccination programme on Sunday with the goal of making shots available to all its adult population by the end of 2021.

Cooperation as centerpiece for 2021
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-27
With Covid-19 cases reaching almost 78 million worldwide and more than 1.7 million coronavirus-related deaths, it has become even more urgent to come up with clear strategies for recovery this ...

PCSO urged to increase revenue from lotto games - 2020-12-27
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has been asked to increase revenue collection from lottery games to enable the PCSO to help more poor families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remittances to fuel private consumption in 2021 - 2020-12-27
Remittances from overseas Filipino workers are expected to accelerate next year, fueling a private consumption-led economic rebound, according to Barcelona-based think tank Focus Economics.

2020: 'The most bizarre year ever' - 2020-12-27
This tumultuous year was full of unprecedented twists and turns. In the past twelve months, we have witnessed a succession of once-in-a-generation events: the most devastating pandemic in 100 years, the worst recession in our lifetime,

5 Affordable Marketing Tips for Startups
Entrepreneur - 2020-12-27
In this climate, every marketing tip can make or break a business. Find out more on affordable marketing tips that every startup should know.

One Simple Technique to Learn Anything
Entrepreneur - 2020-12-27
Not everyone will become a foremost thinker in quantum electrodynamics like Feynman, but we can borrow his technique for learning anything we want to know. Stanford University psychology professor Carol Dweck theorizes that there are two types of mindsets: growth and fixed.

DA, FreshBuys ink distribution deal - 2020-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Farmers in the Cordilleras secured a direct link for their produce to ensure stable market and income. The Department of Agriculture and online market FreshBuys recently inked a memorandum of understanding to help farmers in the ...

The State Of Data, December 2020
Forbes - 2020-12-27
Data is eating the world and there are many indicators of its ubiquitous presence in our lives: AI, digital transformation, data monetization, and the effect of Covid-19 on the accelerated growth of data.

AMLC OKs freeze order on CPP-NPA bank accounts, assets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
MANILA, Philippines--The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has approved a freeze order on bank accounts and other assets of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New

185 kids held for breaking curfew in Northern Metro Manila - 2020-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Despite a government ban on minors being outdoors to curb the spread of COVID-19, 185 of them were apprehended for violating curfew in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela on Christmas Day. According to the Northern Police ...

UnionBank, AIM team up for technology initiatives - 2020-12-27
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has inked a P32.4-million partnership with the Asian Institute of Management to jointly develop initiatives on technology, innovation and digital skills to provide more Filipinos with advanced skills in a post-pandemic labor market.

SEC wants companies to integrate cybersecurity - 2020-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants companies to institutionalize cybersecurity in their operations as a first step in preventing the growing incidence of cyberattacks. Under its proposed guidelines, the corporate ...

2 LPAs to bring rains - PAGASA - 2020-12-27
Another low-pressure area developed east of the Visayas and was estimated 185 km from Guian, Eastern Samar as of 3 p.m. Both weather disturbances are not likely to develop into tropical depression but the combined effects will bring moderate to heavy rains ...

Philippines releases heat-tolerant rice varieties - 2020-12-27
The breeders noted that instruments such as infrared thermal meter, automatic weather station, all weather digital camera, automatic soil moisture meter, and micrometeorological instrument for the ...

Expert: Stay away from 'dangerous' unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27)-- A health expert warns the public to "stay away" from unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines amid the supposed presence of a Chinese-developed product in the ...

Woman, off-duty cop rescue man from burning car
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
Locals from Silvan, Victoria, in Australia did not think twice to save the life of a man after his car hit a tree and burst into flames.

Rain in most parts of Philippines due to 2 LPAs - 2020-12-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Weather bureau PAGASA on Sunday said rains will continue to persist in most parts of the country due to the two new low pressure areas it is monitoring. The agency has said that it is expecting at least one to two more storms to hit ...

Rain in eastern parts of Luzon, Calabarzon due to LPAs and amihan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-27
Weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) as of Sunday afternoon said the two LPAs are still being monitored -- one located ...

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