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Around P23-B set aside for typhoon rehab under final version of 2021 budget-Yap
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
The Senate and House of Representatives have allocated around P23 billion under the final version of the proposed 2021 budget for rehabilitation efforts following the

XTREME Appliances launches its X-Series line and first-ever Android TV
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-09
The latest X-Series Hand Mixers and Stand Mixers are recommended for people who love to bake and for business owners. To cap, the X-Series line is a Cordless Vacuum for a safer, faster ...

42% of Americans say their income is still below pre-pandemic levels
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-09
Nine months into the pandemic, 42% of Americans say their household income is still below what it was before the coronavirus outbreak began, according to a new survey from Bankrate.com.

Meralco rates to fall anew in December
philstar.com - 2020-12-09
Christmas would be merry for customers of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) as they will see another month of lower charges in their December bills on the back of falling power demand.

Quezon City forms task force to oversee COVID-19 vaccine purchase, distribution
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-09
The Quezon City government has formed a task force that will oversee the future acquisition and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the area, officials said Tuesday.

WATCH: Batangas resort visitors flout quarantine rules, hold party by the beach
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
Despite the directive of the national government banning social events, a group of people visiting a Batangas beach resort appeared to have defied such protocols as they held a

Durex advances Protection and Preparedness Education Campaign by donating PPEs to HIV-advocate groups
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
Durex, a brand that advocates HIV Awareness and health safety, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to local HIV-advocate groups as part of their Protection and Preparedness Education

Mariwasa introduces new addition to its product line - Skim Coat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc., the Philippines' leading tile manufacturer is introducing the new Mariwasa Skim Coat, a ready-to-use, cement-like plastering mortar suitable for smoothing and

Hontiveros wants involvement of barangay health officers in building public confidence in vaccination
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-09
The senator said the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units (LGUs) should work closely with barangay health workers of indigent communities to create strategies to improve public confidence in vaccination and respond to the vaccine anxieties ...

Existing age restrictions hold back economic recovery, job creation - DTI chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-09
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, who has tested positive for COVID-19, says keeping the 15-65 age limit for people allowed to go out bars the faster recovery of jobs and businesses months into the pandemic.

Cloudy skies with chance of rains over Metro Manila, most parts of PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
Cloudy skies with a chance of rains are expected on Wednesday in most parts of the country, including Metro Manila, the state weather bureau

RH Care Info: Your 24/7 free website on reproductive health
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
Reproductive health is considered one of the most important topics taught from early education until college ... Philippines, an organization has committed to give access about this topic to women ...

World Fintech Festival Philippines Day 1 Recap
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-09
One of the most renowned and highly attended fintech events in the world, the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) pivots to become the largest tech event, encompassing a global audience with the Philippines being one of the key participating countries in a 5-day virtual event from December 7-11.

EDC forges collaborative pathways to fulfill its regenerative mission
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-09
The need to opt for sustainable living and use renewable forms of energy to lessen the carbon footprint that causes global warming should be an initiative of every person and organization in order to

2021 could be a tougher year for stocks
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-08
If you had said at the start of 2020 that the economy would shut down, the unemployment rate would skyrocket and earnings would plunge due to a highly contagious and lethal virus and we'd still end the year with stocks near all-time highs,

After weeks of caution, Mexican president set to recognize Biden win -- sources
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
Mexico's president is expected to congratulate U.S. President-elect Joe Biden next week on his victory once it is certified, three officials told Reuters, after weeks of

Trump to invoke Defense Production Act if needed for vaccine distribution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would invoke the Defense Production Act if needed to ensure Americans are first in line for domestically produced coronavirus

Here's who gets rich when DoorDash goes public
Business Insider - 2020-12-08
DoorDash, the largest food-delivery app by market share, has raised billions of dollars from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, SoftBank, and others.

Pfizer COVID Vaccine May Be Safe for Limited Approval, FDA Staff Says
Medscape - 2020-12-08
The FDA released its staff briefing on Pfizer's COVID vaccine ahead of a December 10 advisory committee meeting.

Elon Musk Confirms He's Moving From California To Texas
Forbes - 2020-12-08
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday said he has moved from California to Texas, although Tesla and SpaceX continue to operate in California, a move which comes after he sparred with the state over coronavirus restrictions.

Goldman Sachs says buy these 25 stocks it expects to pay big dividends that will keep growing over the next decade
Business Insider - 2020-12-08
Goldman Sachs highlights 25 top dividend issuers on the S&P 500 as it forecasts a 5% rise in S&P 500 dividends in 2021 and a 4% CAGR through 2029.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data wins backing of U.S. FDA staff, authorization nears
Reuters - 2020-12-08
Pfizer Inc cleared the next hurdle in the race to get its COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use on Tuesday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released documents that raised no new issues about its safety or efficacy.

Key workers given priority in Irish COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Reuters - 2020-12-08
Workers deemed essential to "societal and economic activity" in Ireland will be prioritised in the government's planned COVID-19 vaccine rollout, behind only elderly care home residents, the over 65s and healthcare workers.

Impeachment complaint vs Leonen a Marcos ploy - Pangilinan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
The impeachment case against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen could be part of an elaborate conspiracy to boost former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos

Health workers hit one-day deadline to pass requirements for hazard pay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
Private hospital workers were given only a day by the Department of Health to submit all the requirements to receive active duty hazard pay and special risk allowance, or else

Duterte to Filipinos: Be kind amid trying times
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
President Duterte on Tuesday greeted Filipinos during the celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, principal patroness of the Philippines, with a plea to be steadfast and kind amid

Traffic jams prompt resolution seeking Senate review of tollway contracts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is pressing for accountability of toll road operators by asking the Senate to review the concession agreements these companies had signed with the

Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results Mixed
Medscape - 2020-12-08
For participants who received two standard doses, the vaccine efficacy was 62.1%. In participants who received a low dose followed by a standard dose, efficacy was 90%.

Davao del Sur Vice Gov. Cagas suspended for 90 days
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
The Sandiganbayan has suspended Davao del Sur Vice Gov. Marc Douglas Cagas for 90 days for alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. Cagas was accused of malversation and graft for channeling some

MRT trains now running at 60 kph
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
The MRT 3 boosted the operating speed of its trains to 60 kilometers per hour (kph) on Monday. The MRT 3 trains can now travel from North Avenue station to Shaw Boulevard station and vice versa at 60

6 Boracay tourists face raps over fake COVID-19 tests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
Six friends are facing criminal charges for allegedly presenting falsified results of COVID-19 tests so they could visit Boracay Island in Aklan province. The group, composed of four

NBI counterterror chief found dead
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
A ranking official of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was found dead in his office on Monday night. NBI counterterrorism division chief Raul Manguerra, 49, was found with a gunshot wound in the abdomen minutes after his colleagues heard a gunshot coming from his office,

Apple could block apps that don't comply with new privacy feature
Reuters - 2020-12-08
Apple threatened on Tuesday to remove apps from its widely-used App Store if they don't comply with an upcoming private feature allowing users to block advertisers from tracking them across different applications.

Steve Wozniak's New Cryptocurrency Increased 1,400% In Value In Less Than a Week
Entrepreneur - 2020-12-08
The Apple co-founder's WOZX was launched on December 3 on HBTC, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.

Google Cloud is raising the partner discount on Google Cloud Platform to 12%, helping resellers boost their margins
Business Insider - 2020-12-08
Google Cloud is giving its partners more incentive to find new customers by allowing them to make more money from selling Google Cloud Platform.

Frontline health workers top COVID-19 vaccine priority list
Gov - 2020-12-08
More than 1.7 million or 1.6% comprise the front-line health workers. Immunizing them would mean reduced morbidity and mortality as well as maintenance of critical essential services. (Photo from PNA) QUEZON CITY, Dec. 8 (PIA) - Front line health workers ...

Most Pinoy shoppers willing to purchase sustainable products
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
Most shoppers in the Philippines are willing to buy sustainable products, according to a report released by online fashion and lifestyle platform Zalora.

Go urges colleauges to act quickly on bill creating Department of Overseas Filipinos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-08
Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go urged his colleagues in the Senate on Monday to act quickly on a bill that will create a Department of Overseas Filipinos. According to a

Calabarzon LGUs told: Enforce health protocols to stop Covid
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-08
THE Department of Health (DOH) on Monday clarified that vaccine manufacturers should pass both reviews of the... ALARMED by the number of people not wearing masks outside their homes, a Department ...

PNP: Echanis daughter getting VIP treatment
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
Contrary to earlier reports, the Internal Affairs Service of the Philippine National Police said yesterday that peasant activist Amanda Echanis is receiving VIP treatment while in detention.

Christmas with the coronavirus
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
December came quickly. That was something I noticed the other day because for a long time it felt like the days were going by so slowly.

For clearer view of pandemic impact on banks
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
December the time given to banks to reclassify loans to borrowers as past due and non-performing, to see a clearer picture of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the banking sector.

Toledo intensifies drive vs violators of health protocols
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
Charges before the court await those hard-headed individuals who continue to violate the health protocols in Toledo City.

Toledo intensifies drive vs violators of health protocols
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
Charges before the court await those hard-headed individuals who continue to violate the health protocols in Toledo City.

Board of Inquiry to probe Maguindanao town attack
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
The Philippine National Police has formed a Board of Inquiry to investigate the attack in Datu Piang, Maguindanao last week.

Remittance inflow seen to stabilize
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
Remittances from overseas Filipinos are expected to remain broadly steady this year despite the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy, according to digital payments provider WorldRemit.

BSP likely to slash rates anew - Fitch
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is likely to further slash the benchmark interest rates as central banks in Asia-Pacific are seen keeping a highly accommodative stance to boost the recovery of their respective economies from the pandemic-induced recession,

Belmonte wants EDSA intersections reopened
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has appealed to national government agencies to open two intersections that they closed along EDSA to lessen traffic along the major highway.

World Bank further downgrades economic forecast for Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
The World Bank has downgraded its economic forecast for the Philippines this year following the still steep decline in output in the third quarter and the onslaught of devastating typhoons last month.

World Bank further downgrades economic forecast for Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-12-08
The World Bank has downgraded its economic forecast for the Philippines this year following the still steep decline in output in the third quarter and the onslaught of devastating typhoons last month.

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