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Global advertising agency RDB launches Asia Pacific hub - 2020-12-17
RDB (Robin des Bois), a global advertising agency based in Vienna, Austria, launches its official Asia Pacific hub to service the ever-growing APAC market in the heart of Metro Manila.

Is your business on the right course to recovery? - 2020-12-17
Accenture found organizations are reinventing themselves as they reopen and start their journey to recovery. However, assumptions that companies previously used to guide their course of action are now in question.

Korean held for P12 million estafa - 2020-12-17
A Korean and four Filipinos were arrested yesterday for allegedly duping another Korean of at least P12 million in Malate, Manila.

Save the Children Philippines holds Christmas e-concert for a cause
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-17
E-tickets may also be bought at The event is co-presented by Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Hello Rache, Marriott Business Council Philippines, and Microsoft.

DTI launches national trade fair digital mall
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-17
The NTF digital mall is hosted on UnionBank GlobalLinker, a free and innovative platform that helps MSMEs grow online with tools for efficient business management and network expansion.

PDS donates P2 million to Ateneo scholarship fund
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-17
Tetangco Jr., the scholarship fund aims to support the education of students taking up business and banking courses in the university. "On behalf of the PDS Group, I would like to thank the ...

Pangilinan donates to Wharton School scholarship grants, research laboratory
BusinessWorld - 2020-12-17
The fund, which will be known as the MVP Fellowship Fund, will be created to provide financial support to Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate students in Wharton. The grant will give priority to students from the Philippines, followed by those ...

Probing Duterte: What ICC must see in PH justice system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-17
Bagares teaches international law at Lyceum of the Philippines University and is the lead counsel ... decision on whether to seek authorization to open an investigation. "Celebratory statements ...

10 states sue Google for alleged anticompetitive behavior
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-16
(CNN) -- Texas and nine other states sued Google on Wednesday, alleging that the company has stifled competition and enjoys "monopolistic power." The complaint is the latest attack on the search ...

US health worker has serious allergic reaction to Pfizer vaccine
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-16
A health worker in Alaska suffered a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine and is now hospitalized but stable, a report said Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE: Expensify wants to become a public company by summer 2021, and the CEO is eyeing a direct listing
Business Insider - 2020-12-16
Expensify doesn't need to raise money, its CEO says, because its been profitable for years.

San Lorenzo fan Pope Francis becomes Boca Juniors member
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
Pope Francis, an avid supporter of Argentine football team San Lorenzo, has committed a cardinal sin by becoming a member of a rival club, although it's for a good

Facebook accuses Apple of anticompetitive behavior
Reuters - 2020-12-16
Facebook Inc accused rival Apple Inc of engaging in anticompetitive practices on Wednesday, firing another shot in a monthslong standoff between the two tech giants over Apple's planned privacy changes for iOS14.

At Houston Hospital, Head Of COVID-19 Unit, Sees Some Staff Wary Of A Vaccine
NPR - 2020-12-16
Dr. Joseph Varon of Houston's United Memorial Medical Center senses distrust for a vaccine among some hospital staff. "They all think it's meant to harm specific sectors of the population."

Exclusive-WHO-led team expected in China in January to probe COVID-19 origins - experts
Reuters - 2020-12-16
An international mission led by the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to go to China in the first week of January to investigate the origins of the virus that sparked the COVID-19 pandemic,

Amazon wants to provide medical care to workers at major companies. Here's an inside look at Amazon Care.
Business Insider - 2020-12-16
Amazon Care is not just for employees. Amazon wants to sell the health service to other companies, offering doctor visits to their workers.

Shuttered arts scene still found ways
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
It was the day the Philippine art and culture scene practically went dormant. In a press conference on Zoom on April 29, Chris Millado, vice president and artistic director of the Cultural Center of

Vaccine Rollout On Track, Up to 300M Doses Expected Through March: Feds
Medscape - 2020-12-16
If initial success continues and more vaccines gain FDA emergency approval, there could be a surplus in US vaccine supplies by next summer, officials said.

Farmers ask Duterte to veto coco levy fund bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
A bicameral committee will take up the coco levy trust fund bill after the House of Representatives finally passed on third and final reading its version of the long-awaited and much-debated ...

VMware: Remote work advances environmental, diversity, inclusion goals
ZDNet - 2020-12-16
VMware said it will pursue a hybrid work approach for its 33,000 employees as a way to advance its environmental and diversity goals. The company, as part of its Future of Work in

Dark Skin Can Lead To Errors With Pulse Oximeters Used In COVID-19 Treatment
NPR - 2020-12-16
Fingertip devices that measure oxygen in the blood can sometimes give erroneous readings in people with dark skin, doctors report. The devices can say oxygen levels are normal when they're not.

My $200,000 Sushi Dinner
New York Times - 2020-12-16
In 2013, this reporter spent 10 Bitcoin, worth $1,000 at the time, on a dinner for dozens of strangers in San Francisco. The owner of the restaurant wisely held onto it.

DepEd studies ?in-person classes in 1,000 schools
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
A total of 1,114 out of 60,000 public schools in the country, mostly in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) and Eastern Visayas regions, have been nominated for inclusion in

Congress eyes Bayanihan 3
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
A third installment of the Bayanihan stimulus measure has been filed in the Senate, seeking to pour P485 billion into postdisaster relief and pandemic recovery, including an additional fund of P110

NHCP stops Taytay town hall demolition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
Heritage advocates scored a victory after the National Heritage Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) ordered the municipal government of Taytay in Rizal province to stop the demolition of its

SC cuts time frame for copyright cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
The Supreme Court has shortened the time frame within which courts should resolve cases involving intellectual property (IP) rights disputes. In the 2020 Revised Rules of Procedure for Intellectual

Pagasa spots LPA 1,000 km off Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday that it was monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) that was spotted over 1,000

Toyota recalling over 12,000 Hilux units - 2020-12-16
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. is recalling over 12,000 Hilux units for brake booster inspection and replacement.

Lopez Holdings gets fairness opinion on tender offer price - 2020-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Lopez Holdings Corp., the listed holding company of the Lopez Group which is targeting to delist from the Philippine Stock Exchange next year, has been rendered a fairness opinion by R.G. Manabat & Co. R.G. Manabat, an independent ...

After Rallying More Than 700% in 2020, is Fiverr Still a Buy?
Entrepreneur - 2020-12-16
As the trend in remote work and entertainment activity is expected to continue, Fiverr's platform, which offers services across various categories, should continue to help it generate growth in revenue and earnings.

Letters to the Editor: 35 keepers from Inquirer readers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
Readers--they are the lifeblood of any publication, but of the Inquirer in particular, whose readers are the most astute, articulate, impassioned, and engaged citizens in town, as evidenced by ...

2 dead, 2 hurt in construction mishap - 2020-12-16
Two workers were buried alive and two others were injured in an accident at a construction site in this city on Tuesday.

Manila hailed as most competitive city - 2020-12-16
Manila bagged the first spot for the Overall Competitiveness Award for Highly Urbanized Cities during the National Competitiveness Council 8th regional summit yesterday.

Sultan Kudarat DepEd exec gunned down - 2020-12-16
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Two men on a motorcycle gunned down the supervisor of public schools in President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat yesterday. Abdulkadir Usman was driving his Isuzu Highlander when he was waylaid, according to a police report.

Philippines logs 1,135 new COVID-19 cases, 56 more deaths
Big News - 2020-12-16
The Department of Health DOH of the Philippines on Tuesday reported 1135 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection bringing the

DA turns over P1 billion to Landbank - 2020-12-16
More emergency loans will be made available to around 40,000 small farmers and fisherfolks as the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council, turns over P1 billion to the Land Bank of the Philippines for its lending program.

Limcaoco named BPI president - 2020-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala Corp. chief finance officer Jose Teodoro (TG) Limcaoco has been tapped to replace Cezar Consing as president and chief executive officer of Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) effective April next year. BPI chairman ...

DOTr chief apologizes to public, LGUs over RFID mess
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday night apologized to motorists and local government units (LGUs) affected by the botched

Elon Musk's Boring Company buys industrial site near Tesla's under-construction Texas factory
Business Insider - 2020-12-16
The billionaire recently announced a move to the Lone Star State, and now more of his companies appear to be growing their presence.

Ground meat alternative now available in the market
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-16
Juan is known to spot upcoming trends such as the green business retailer she founded in 2008 ( when others thought she was too ahead of her time. She started a Farm to Table ...

Malayan Insurance continues to provide relevant protection - 2020-12-16
The pandemic may have turned the world upside down, but this did not deter insurance companies like Malayan Insurance Co. Inc. from continuing to provide relevant services for Filipino businesses and families.

Philippines to launch 1st green energy auction - 2020-12-16
The Philippines is setting the launch of its first green energy auction in mid-2021. In a webinar Tuesday, National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) chairperson Monalisa Dimalanta said the country is pushing through with the green energy auction next year.

Duterte urges Filipinos to obey health protocols over the holidays
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday urged Filipinos to follow health protocols to avoid a possible surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases after the holiday season.

ADB OKs $2 million technical assistance to integrate hygiene in projects - 2020-12-16
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2-million technical assistance grant to integrate hygiene and sanitation programs in select developing member countries, including the Philippines, to help control the spread of COVID-19.

5G adoption may have cybersecurity risks - 2020-12-16
While 5G adoption is expected to bring enterprises tons of benefits, the technology also comes with cybersecurity risks, according to global cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks.

Valenzuela lifts NLEX permit suspension - 2020-12-16
The toll holiday in Valenzuela City ended yesterday after Mayor Rex Gatchalian lifted the suspension of the business permit of the North Luzon Expressway Corp.

Belmonte: Reopening of EDSA U-turn slots win-win solution - 2020-12-16
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte welcomed yesterday the decision of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to reopen two U-turn slots along EDSA to ease traffic congestion during the Christmas season.

DOJ employee arrested for extortion - 2020-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday charged an employee of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for posing as an emissary of former Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan to extort money from customs brokers.

SMC makes a bid for NAIA - 2020-12-16
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. could end up operating and maintaining the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after government talks with a super consortium of conglomerates bogged down and Megawide Construction Corp.

83 BI personnel suspended over pastillas scheme - 2020-12-16
The National Bureau of Investigation has secured a six-month preventive suspension of all Bureau of Immigration personnel being investigated by the Office of the Ombudsman over the pastillas scheme.

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