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SMC gives P20 million aid to Skyway victims - 2020-12-10
The victims of the freak accident at the construction site of the Skyway Extension project in Muntinlupa have received a total of P20 million in assistance from San Miguel Corp. president Ramon Ang.

NDF-Mindanao official killed - 2020-12-10
An official of the National Democratic Front was killed in an alleged shootout with government troopers in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur yesterday.

Biden foreign policy - 2020-12-10
The Trump administration has been unequivocal in its confrontational stance against Chinese expansionism, a stance that suits claimants to the South China Sea, although probably not all of ASEAN.

Government infrastructure spending down 18% - 2020-12-10
Public spending on infrastructure declined by 18.4 percent from January to October due to the delays in construction activities, as well as the discontinuance of some projects amid the coronavirus pandemic,

Tourism Congress elects new board - 2020-12-10
The Tourism Congress of the Philippines, the private sector consultative body which assists the government in the development and implementation of tourism policies, recently elected its new board of trustees to serve until 2022.

Brace for weekend road repairs - DPWH - 2020-12-10
The Department of Public Works and Highways will conduct road reblocking and repairs this weekend in coordination with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Secretary Mark Villar said yesterday.

DENR suspends 11 quarry operators - 2020-12-10
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has suspended 11 quarry operators in Rizal as the DENR probes their possible liability for the siltation of the Marikina River, believed to have caused the massive flooding in the city during Typhoon Ulysses.

Worldwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is crucial for the economy, Melinda Gates says
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
If we only get it to the high-income countries, this disease is going to bounce around. We're going to see twice as many deaths. And our recovery of our economies is going to be much slower than if we get the vaccine out to everybody.

Telavi Cloud: A game-changing innovation for Philippine businesses
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-10
With its debilitating effects on businesses, companies are now coming up with business continuity plans for next year in order to survive while easing up on their expenses. According to many ...

Teacher competence and commitment, medium of instruction impact learning ability-- DepEd
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Teacher competence and commitment, and medium of instruction are among factors that affect student learning ability, an Education official said Thursday, in response to a recent survey that showed dismal performance of Filipino school children.

Sony snaps up Crunchyroll, AT&T's anime streaming service
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Anime fans are about to get more of their favorite shows from one place. AT&T announced Wednesday that it had agreed to sell Crunchyroll for nearly $1.2 billion to Funimation, a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex,

MPIC buys Philippine Coastal Storage & Pipeline - 2020-12-10
The group of corporate tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan is betting on the petroleum storage and import business amid changes in the local oil industry where oil firms have now been shutting down their respective refineries.

8 provinces identified as COVID-19 areas of concern - 2020-12-10
Experts have identified eight "provinces of concern" for recording a significant increase in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in the first week of this month.

Rainy in Southern Luzon, Northern Samar due to LPA - 2020-12-10
A low-pressure area spotted off Northern Samar will continue to bring heavy rains over Southern Luzon and Northern Samar until today, the state weather bureau said yesterday.

Forget panettone, Pope giving paracetamol for Christmas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-10
A practical pontiff who has eschewed consumerism, Pope Francis is giving Vatican employees boxes of cold and flu relief pills for Christmas this year. A Vatican source

LPA expected to dissipate after crossing Southern Luzon -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-10
The country may still remain free from any tropical cyclone as the low pressure area (LPA) that crossed Southern Luzon is not expected to develop into a storm, state

Government fails to pick up infrastructure slack in October - 2020-12-10
Capital outlays plummeted 21.1% year-on-year in October to P76.5 billion, the budget department reported on Thursday.

WATCH: Activists promoting animal rights urge public to go vegan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-10
Activists from an animal rights group on Thursday urged everyone to stop the exploitation and oppression of animals that are used for food, clothing, entertainment, and

Foreign investments drop in September following second Metro Manila lockdown
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Foreign direct investments fell in September after Metro Manila and four surrounding provinces were placed under a two-week modified enhanced community quarantine the month prior, which the Bangko Sentral says might have dampened investor sentiment on the economy's reopening.

Activists are fighting for a renewable future in Sub-Saharan Africa. Chinese coal projects threaten to dirty those plans
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Despite the reputational risk, Chinese companies have continued to finance the construction of coal plants, drawing ire from environmental activists, while African leaders are choosing quick fix solutions to electrify their countries.

Death count from 'Ulysses' rises to over 100, damage now at P20 billion - 2020-12-10
Disaster response officials on Thursday reported that fatalities from Typhoon Ulysses' onslaught have climbed to 101 and the cost of its damage at P20 billion, with the storm effectively emerging as the country's deadliest this 2020.

A SpaceX Mars rocket prototype just exploded. It was still a success
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
The test flight marked the highest test flight yet of the technology Musk hopes will one day ferry the first humans to go to Mars, and a fiery ending was not totally unexpected.

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Dec. 10
Big News - 2020-12-10
Chinese stocks closed higher on Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 004 percent at 337328 points The Shenzhen Component Ind

DOF: Watch out for investment scams amid the pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
The Duterte administration's proposed Passive Income and Financial Intermediaries Taxation Act (PIFITA) will simplify the tax regime for bonds and stocks by reducing the number of tax rates on ...

Truck ban in Metro Manila back on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) -- Trucks will be prohibited from plying EDSA by next week, with window hours set in other major thoroughfares, an official said on Thursday.

PH economy to suffer steepest downturn in Southeast Asia as COVID-19 infections far from contained - ADB
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
The Asian Development Bank painted a dimmer picture for the Philippine economy with an 8.5% contraction forecast for 2020 - the worst fall compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors.

Palace: Repeats of NLEX-Valenzuela row might turn off investors
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Following the Valenzuela government's move to suspend NLEX Corporation's business permits in the city, Malacañang warns more similar occurrences might discourages investors from pursuing similar projects in the future.

DILG chief sees violations in crowd-drawing events attended by Roque, Pacquiao
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says he sees violations of coronavirus protocols in the crowd-drawing events attended recently by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Senator Manny Pacquiao.

Palace confident PH officials won't figure in bribery issue with Sinovac
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says Food and Drug Administration Director General Eric Domingo has the full trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Dito taps ex-military officials to head security units
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
At least nine former Armed Forces personnel will lead Dito Telecommunity's physical and cybersecurity strategies, as the network seeks to allay fears of espionage and national security threats given ties to a Chinese state-run firm.

US nears final COVID vaccine review as daily national deaths top 3,250
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-10
The United States on Wednesday crossed an ominous new threshold of more than 3,250 lives lost to COVID-19 in a single day while public health officials stepped up preparations for a vaccine

A clearer post-COVID path
BusinessWorld - 2020-12-10
The Conversation Panel on the first day, with the theme "Responding to the Pandemic," gathered insights from Karl Kendrick T. Chua, Acting Secretary of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA);

PH economy to suffer steepest downturn in Southeast Asia as COVID-19 infections far from contained - ADB
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
The Asian Development Bank painted a dimmer picture for the Philippine economy with an 8.5% contraction forecast for 2020 - the worst fall compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors.

More open-air shops in Manila after Divisoria overcrowding
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Manila City is offering more outdoor shopping areas this holiday season in a bid to avoid overcrowded conditions in malls and the famous commercial center Divisoria, Mayor Isko Moreno says.

Regasco LPG: Helping food entrepreneurs operate through Covid-19
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-10
COVID-19 has affected every kind of business, with the food and food delivery sectors taking a significant hit. Using their experience from the market landscape through the quarantine period ...

Globe grabs 2 awards at International Finance 8th Annual Awards - 2020-12-10
Globe Telecom won the "Most Socially Responsible Telecom Company", and "Most Innovative CSR Initiative - Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP)" at the recent International Finance 8th Annual Awards, making it the sole telco in the Philippines to receive the recognition.

PH Grade 4 students worst in math and science proficiency: study
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-10
Filipino Grade 4 students sit at the bottom of an international research, where 58 countries were assessed in their math and science proficiency.

DOH: Health workers have until Friday to submit documents for hazard pay - 2020-12-10
In a statement, the DOH said its Center for Health Development in the National Capital Region, union leaders of health workers and the Hospital Industry Tripartite Council agreed extend the deadline to December 11 at 5 p.

Lark helps female business leaders do their best work online
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-10
Women in business can turn to Lark for all the essential tools they need to thrive in a predominantly digital landscape, while still managing work-life balance. Remote work has opened up greater

Spotlight on Day 2 of World Fintech Festival Philippines
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-10
Following the introduction of the efforts being made to create smart cities, to strengthen e-banking, and to usher in a more inclusive board of tech leaders in Day 1 of the World Fintech Festival (WFF),

Converge ICT names key executives
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-10
He has a strong background in developing and deploying corporate information systems having worked with various companies with local and foreign business operations for the past 20 years in the ...

LIMA Estate to be expanded
BusinessWorld - 2020-12-10
The developer also plans to accommodate dormitories, schools, hospitals ... up a new wave of opportunities, with data at the forefront of improved operations across the city," he said. The LIMA Technology Center economic zone has 124 domestic and ...

Blind Spot
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-10
THE actor was interviewed by a popular writer in connection with a big project he is involved with. When the article came out for review by his management, they were dismayed to read that it ...

Filinvest putting up 200-room hotel in Camp John Hay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-10
Gotianun-led Filinvest group bagged a 25-year concession from the government to develop a 5,700-square-meter prime property inside Camp John Hay in Baguio City, strengthening its footprint in the

LG PH aids Typhoon Rolly and Ulysses Victims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-10
Even as the storms have passed, a lot of Filipinos are still reeling from being ravaged by typhoon Rolly and Ulysses. Communities have been displaced with people losing their home, leaving them ...

Rainy Thursday in NCR, parts of Luzon due to LPA -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist: Shelly Ignacio MANILA, Philippines -- Moderate to heavy rains are expected in Metro Manila and nearby areas in Luzon on Thursday due to a low pressure area (LPA) in the vicinity of Quezon province,

Here's what people Googled this year as they tried to make sense of 2020
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-09
Google released its annual 'Year in Search' list Wednesday. The list acts as a sort of chronicle of the decades-worth of newsworthy things that took place during this one weird year. The list features the year's top trending searches,

Rediscover Homepreneurship through Diskarte
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-09
All it takes is a strong connection via a reliable provider such as PLDT Home and a willingness to work hard at building a business from home. The power of connections Two inventive, yet practical ...

PAGASA: New LPA seen over Northern Samar - 2020-12-09
State weather bureau PAGASA on Wednesday said a new low pressure area was seen in Northern Samar and is expected to bring rains over its neighboring areas.

Only P2.5B out of P72.5B for COVID-19 vaccines has immediate funding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
While Senate and House leaders on Wednesday agreed to earmark P72.5 billion for the purchase of coronavirus vaccines in the 2021 budget, only P2.5 billion could be immediately

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