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Pfizer's COVID-19 shots could be shipped within 24 hours after Canadian approval
Reuters - 2020-12-06
Shipment of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada could start within 24 hours after Canadian health authorities approve the shots, a top official of pharmaceutical company BioNTech told CBC on Sunday, comparing it with the timeline achieved in Britain.

Trump says his lawyer Giuliani has COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for COVID-19, the president said Sunday, the latest member of his inner circle to contract the

After six years and millions of miles, a capsule with an asteroid sample lands on Earth
Mashable - 2020-12-06
A capsule carrying the sample detached from the Hyabusa2 spacecraft 130,000 miles from Earth, then landed with help from a parachute and was recovered in a remote area of Australia on Saturday. According to a report from NPR,

35,000 tablets of regulated drugs found in parcel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Some 35,000 tablets of smuggled regulated drugs were turned over last Friday to the PDEG (PNP drug enforcement group) by the interagency drug interdiction task group (IADITG) at Ninoy Aquino

Pollutants emitted by coal plants may triple, says Clean Air Asia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Emissions of sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide from coal-fired power plants in the Philippines and four other countries in South and Southeast Asia are projected to triple by

Top plastic waste polluters still the same, says audit report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Multinational companies, particularly those producing fast-moving consumer goods, have had "very little" to zero progress in their efforts to reduce their plastic footprint

DOJ convenes 3-day Human Rights Summit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Terrorism Act of 2020 will be among the issues that will be taken up during the three-day Human Rights Summit to be convened starting on Dec. 7, by

300 aliens without work visas nabbed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Bureau of Immigration (BI) and National Bureau of Investigation agents have arrested in Tarlac more than 300 foreign nationals, majority of whom were Chinese, allegedly found working in the country

Telcos trumpet wins ahead of critical Malacañang finish line
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom announced details on their aggressive network upgrades for this year until 2021, while telco startup Dito Telecommunity began "friendly user tests" of

Lawyer scores police for harassing Amanda Echanis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
The lawyer of detained leftist activist Amanda Echanis scored the police on Sunday after an unidentified officer and a female custodian tried to "interview" Echanis in the

Cordillera execs alarmed over growing mental health crisis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
The rise in cases of suicide and domestic violence during quarantine has prompted government agencies to study the emotional and sociological impact of the coronavirus pandemic on

PRC urged to resume board exams
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) should resume the conduct of licensure examinations next year to avoid manpower shortages, a lawmaker said on Sunday. Iligan Rep. Frederick Siao said the

More than 1,000 baby sea turtles to be released in Tayabas Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
More than 1,000 baby sea turtles locally known as "pawikan" will be set free to their natural habitat in Tayabas Bay off Sariaya town, Quezon province, starting this month until

1,000 IS-linked militants to join Bangsamoro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
DAVAO CITY--More than 1,000 pro-Islamic State (IS) militants have decided to rejoin their comrades in the Bangsamoro, convinced of the headway that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)-led

DOT launches online tours of local destinations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Filipinos who have put their travel plans on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic may still enjoy the sights and sounds of different tourist destinations across the country through an interactive

2 suspected gunrunners killed in QC shootout
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
The police killed on Saturday night two suspected gunrunners, including a former drug convict, in a shootout in Quezon City. Brig. Gen. Jonel Estomo, director of National Police

Need a fast connection? No worries, Grab and Globe At Home have got you covered! - 2020-12-06
Leveraging on this demand for quick and safe service, Globe At Home has partnered with Grab Mart to bring its products and services closer to Filipinos. In need of an affordable and reliable internet connection at home?

1st Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Administered This Week In The U.K.
NPR - 2020-12-06
The U.K. was the first Western country to approve Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration could vote to approve the vaccine as early as Thursday.

Jeff Dean built an untouchable reputation as chief of AI at Google. Now, the backlash over a top researcher's exit has made him a target of protest.
Business Insider - 2020-12-06
AI chief Jeffrey Dean might have been the most popular executive at Google. By Friday, he was at the center of a company firestorm.

He Designed A Smartwatch App To Help Stop His Dad's Nightmares
NPR - 2020-12-06
Patrick Skluzacek suffered from PTSD-related nightmares, which were ruining his life. His son, Tyler, created a smartwatch application to disrupt them. The app recently won FDA approval.

Cop arrested in sting - 2020-12-06
A police officer and his companion were arrested during a sting in Angeles City on Saturday night. Pat. Jerick Francisco of the Bataan police mobile unit and Eileen Perez were collared after they allegedly sold an undetermined amount of shabu to an undercover agent in Barangay Malabañas.

SNAP to scale up floating solar portfolio - 2020-12-06
SN Aboitiz Power Group - the joint venture of SN Power of Norway and Aboitiz Power Corp.--is looking to scale up its floating solar portfolio after its pilot project proved to be viable.

Philippines seen contracting by 9.5% this year - 2020-12-06
New York-based GlobalSource Partners expects a deeper economic contraction for the Philippines this year, before moving on a slow ascent with the pre-pandemic level only seen to be achieved by late 2022.

GOCC subsidies breach P200 billion - 2020-12-06
Subsidies to state-run firms breached the P200-billion mark from January to October as the government extended increased support for its operations and COVID-19 response efforts, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

We need a new road to recovery - 2020-12-06
Will the new normal be forever this way? COVID-19 has taught us many lessons to refine our spirit, our psyche, to become an improved lot. But many are still in denial. They want to live according to their "old ways,

332 illegal workers nabbed - 2020-12-06
Authorities have arrested 332 foreigners, mostly Chinese, for allegedly working without permits in Bamban, Tarlac.

Hotel operators told to prepare recovery roadmap - 2020-12-06
As the government allows the conduct of some events and functions in general community quarantine areas, hotel operators and developers are urged to prepare their strategic rcovery roadmaps, a property consultancy said.

Duterte proclaims San Jose del Monte as a highly-urbanized city - Bulacan solon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
President Rodrigo Duterte has proclaimed San Jose del Monte in Bulacan as a highly-urbanized city, San Jose del Monte Rep. Florida Robes announced on Saturday during the

Lopez Group consolidates subsidiaries - 2020-12-06
The Lopez Group is seen consolidating some of its units and spinning off other subsidiaries similar to what diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. did with its food subsidiaries.

Vallacar Transit elects Lopez as president - 2020-12-06
Yanson-owned Vallacar Transit Inc. held last week its annual stockholders meeting in Bacolod, with shareholders electing Ma. Lourdes Celina Lopez as president.

QC bares new routes for bus augmentation program that starts Dec. 7
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Quezon City released on Sunday an updated list of routes and pick-up and drop-off points for its bus augmentation program that would be rolled out on Monday, Dec. 7. The

Top Tips To Make The Most Of Technology Negotiations Today
Forbes - 2020-12-06
Covid-19 is decimating higher education budgets and the impact will be felt for the next several years at a minimum. To get the biggest bang for our buck, now is the time to reflect on our vendor partner relationships.

Mixtape podcast: Making technology accessible for everyone
TechCrunch - 2020-12-06
Welcome back to Mixtape, the TechCrunch podcast that takes examines diversity, inclusion and the human labor that drives tech. This week, Megan moderated a panel at Sight Tech Global, a conference dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how advances in AI and related

Asteroid dust collected by Japan probe arrives on Earth - 2020-12-06
Scientists hope the precious samples, which are expected to amount to no more than 0.1 grams of material, could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.

Gin Kings clobber injury-plagued Tropang Giga, seize commanding 3-1 lead - 2020-12-06
After dropping their third matchup in blowout fashion, the Gin Kings made sure to return the favor against the Tropang Giga, who were still without the services of Bobby Ray Parks.

Amazon Web Service Explains Its Major Outage...And Other Small Business Tech News
Forbes - 2020-12-06
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

The Week in Business: The Future of Chicken, and More Stimulus Chatter
New York Times - 2020-12-06
A big step for lab-grown meat. A smaller step toward stimulus talks. And a sprint to stop vaccine misinformation.

UST public affairs director passes away
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
The director of the public affairs office of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has passed away, the university said Sunday. In a Facebook post, UST said Assoc. Prof.

Quezon City to cut curfew for dawn masses - 2020-12-06
The Quezon City government will further shorten its curfew period starting Dec. 16 to pave the way for start of the traditional Simbang Gabi or dawn masses, Mayor Joy Belmonte said yesterday.

AirAsia ending year with more travel deals - 2020-12-06
AirAsia Philippines is closing a difficult year with more deals to re-energize air travel. The airline is offering its 12.12 daily sale with fares from as low as P12 featuring new destinations every 24 hours.

Duque willing to take first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-06
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has agreed to take up the challenge of taking the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine that will be available in the country to prove its safety to Filipinos.

Motorists can still access NLEX even if business permit suspended -- Gatchalian
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) would still have to allow motorists to access its highways should its business permit be suspended, Valenzuela City Mayor Rex

University of Santo Tomas' public affairs director dies
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-06
University of Santo Tomas confirmed on Sunday that Associate Professor Giovanna Villarama-Fontanilla has died. She was the university's public affairs office director and had worked with UST for 41 years.

Veggie prices plunge in Japan as restaurant industry slumps amid COVID-19 pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Vegetable prices have dropped significantly, making consumers happy but vexing farmers and retailers. The price falls are attributable to favorable weather conditions leading to

332 illegal foreign workers arrested in Tarlac
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-06
Authorities arrested on Wednesday more than three hundred undocumented foreign workers in Tarlac, who were reportedly involved in online gambling and cybercrime operations.

2 motorbike thieves slain in shootout - 2020-12-06
Two suspected motorcycle thieves were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Quezon City before dawn yesterday.

PH posts 1,768 new COVID-19 cases as tally approaches 440,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-06
Coronavirus cases in the Philippines climbed by 1,768, with the nationwide tally reaching 439,834, the Department of Health reports.

Robredo slams 'brazen' killing of Laguna mayor, other public officials
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-06
For Vice President Leni Robredo, the "brazen" killing of Los Baños, Laguna Mayor Caesar Perez and other public officials should be a cause for alarm about threats to public security. "Iyong city hall,

Rex Gatchalian to NLEX: Apologize for heavy traffic, declare toll holiday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian on Sunday told the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation to apologize for the major traffic jam caused by the cashless toll collection

Three motives eyed in Datu Piang attack - PNP
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-06
The Philippine National Police is looking at three possible motives behind Thursday's attack on a police station and military detachment in Datu Piang town in Maguindanao.

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