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U.S. CDC reports 263,956 deaths from coronavirus
Reuters - 2020-11-28
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 12,999,664 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 176,572 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,

Minnesota at 'fork in the road' on COVID-19 cases
StarTribune - 2020-11-28
Coronavirus case counts in Minnesota cracked the 300,000 mark on Saturday, capping an alarming 16-day run that saw 100,000 new infections and more than 700 reported deaths. The totals prompted state officials to stress that Minnesota still has a long way to go in trying to control the pandemic.

Thousands in Argentina march against new move to legalize abortion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  - Thousands of anti-abortion protesters, many of them mobilized by Catholic or evangelical groups, demonstrated on Saturday across Argentina against a government-backed

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: The Best Gifts For Landscape Photographers
Forbes - 2020-11-28
But landscape photographers can run into unique challenges as they're often traveling long distances, often on foot, to find the most amazing destinations to shoot. Not only do they have to work hard to ensure their gear is protected against both travel accidents and the elements,

DBM says it has released funds for PGH frontliners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
Contrary to the claim by health workers of the General Hospital (PGH), the national government had already released funds to pay for their allowances and had

MAP favors easing of age restrictions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) backed the proposal of the Department of Trade and Industry to further reopen the economy by relaxing the age restriction

A bug in Spider Man: Miles Morales gives us the web-swinging patio lamp hero we deserve
The Verge - 2020-11-28
Sometimes they take gameplay to a whole other level, as seems to be the case with Spider Man: Miles Morales where

Ex-peace consultant arrested in Misamis - 2020-11-28
A former peace consultant was arrested in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on Friday.? Police said Alfredo Mapano, 67, an employee of the government-managed Phividec Industrial Authority was arrested based on a warrant for robbery issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 7 Judge Hector Salise.

The 250+ best Cyber Monday store sales of 2020, from big-box retailers to our favorite startups
Business Insider - 2020-11-28
We put together a list of over 250 store sales going on for Cyber Monday 2020, ranging from startups like Brooklinen to big-box retailers like Walmart.

Audi Offering 22-kW Charging On 2021 E-Trons
Forbes - 2020-11-28
As the world shifts over to electric vehicles, the features that will be updated and introduced with new model years won't be the same that car shoppers are traditionally used to.

Globe to power up internet services in Visayas, Mindanao - 2020-11-28
Globe Telecom Inc. intends to provide its customers outside Luzon better mobile and browsing experience next year.

Minute Burger expands as 69 new stores open - 2020-11-28
Leslie Corp. has expanded the footprint of burger chain Minute Burger with the opening of 69 stores despite the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Missing law professor last seen at Batangas resort, says NBI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
A day after police recovered the bag of missing university professor Ryan Oliva, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) investigators on Saturday discovered that the

Man torches house, kills 2 sons - 2020-11-28
TACLOBAN CITY , Philippines -- A 39-year-old man allegedly burned his house in Northern Samar, leaving his two sons dead. Fernando Ford Frigillana reportedly poured gasoline in the house before setting it on fire in Barangay Dalakit in Catarman town.

Tony Hsieh, Former Zappos CEO, Dies at 46
NPR - 2020-11-28
The technology entrepreneur made his fortune in the heyday of the dot-com era, before pivoting to lead the online shoe company -- despite knowing little about shoes.

Police fire tear gas at Paris protest against police violence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
PARIS - Police fired tear gas and stun grenades during a protest march against police violence in Paris on Saturday after masked protesters launched fireworks at their lines, put up barricades ...

NGCP cleared to start works on P727 million Calamba substation - 2020-11-28
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines secured the green light from the Energy Regulatory Commission to pursue its P727-million substation project in Calamba, Laguna to improve power service and meet the growing power demand in the province.

Financial sector sets up online platform vs fraud - 2020-11-28
The rapid shift of Filipinos to online transactions has also resulted in the increase of online scams and fraudulent activities. This accelerated further with the onset of the pandemic as more fraudsters tried to take advantage of the situation.

Digital Boosters
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-28
The bill seeks to regulate all business-to-business and business-to-consumer commercial transactions conducted over the Internet, including those related to Internet retail, online travel ...

Fisheries production improves in Q3 - 2020-11-28
Fisheries production in the country has improved by three percent in the third quarter amid better output in the commercial and municipal sectors.

Bacolod seeks quarantine downgrade - 2020-11-28
Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases or IATF has been asked to place this city under a more relaxed modified general community quarantine or MGCQ.

SSS releases pension, 13th month benefits - 2020-11-28
State-run Social Security System has released P25.2 billion in 13th-month bonuses and pension benefits for the month of December, which will be credited to the bank accounts of its members starting Dec.

Leadership tips for young people - 2020-11-28
I have been asked this question repeatedly in the many webinars I have been giving these days. "Sir Francis, if you can talk to your 24-year-old self, what would you tell yourself?"

Ulysses damage to agriculture hits P6.7 billion - 2020-11-28
Damage to the agriculture sector in areas battered by Typhoon Ulysses reached P6.72 billion and not P540 billion as reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Based on poll of bank economists - 2020-11-28
Inflation likely accelerated for the second straight month in November due to higher oil prices as well as an uptick in food prices due to the damage caused by the typhoons, according to bank economists.

Pandemic hospital duty tests Swiss civil defense
Reuters - 2020-11-28
Sent by the government to support the hard-pressed Swiss healthcare system, members of the civil defense corps are on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19, helping out in emergency rooms and handling bodies.

Domestic trade sinks 62% in Q3 - 2020-11-28
Trading of commodities in the country suffered a steep decline in the third quarter due to the continued restrictions on mobility and weaker demand from consumers, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

PNP sets work-from-home scheme for pregnant cops - 2020-11-28
The Philippine National Police has implemented a work-from-home scheme for pregnant policewomen after two who contracted COVID-19 suffered a miscarriage while undergoing treatment, PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas said yesterday.

PNP revs up manhunt for 2 NDF officials - 2020-11-28
The Philippine National Police has intensified its manhunt against National Democratic Front officials Benito and Wilma Tiamzon after they were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Quezon City court on Friday for the 1988 kidnapping and serious illegal detention of four soldiers.

Garin no-show at Dengvaxia arraignment - 2020-11-28
Former health secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin was a no-show during her arraignment last Friday on homicide charges in connection with the deaths of two children who were administered the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.

Magat releases water anew; residents evacuate homes - 2020-11-28
Residents of low-lying areas in Cagayan were preemptively evacuated yesterday as water was released from Magat Dam anew due to continuous rains.

PAGASA sees 1 or 2 more cyclones for 2020 - 2020-11-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The state weather bureau said at least one or two more tropical cyclones could enter the country before the end of the year, with La Niña likely to persist until May 2021. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

The Best Cyber Monday 2020 Deals Available Now
New York Times - 2020-11-28
We're updating this page with the best Cyber Monday deals available, including Cyber Monday TV deals, laptops and Chromebooks, Dyson vacuums, Instant Pots, and more.

The rise and fall of J. Walter Thompson, the world's oldest advertising agency
Business Insider - 2020-11-28
Insiders say the agency collapsed due to a failure to adapt to digital, combined with a headlining lawsuit and short-term management decisions.

LOOK: Religious groups, Chinese Filipino community donate aid to Ulysses-hit Rizal residents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
Religious groups and members of the Chinese-Filipino community on Saturday distributed relief packs to families in Rodriguez, Rizal, who were greatly affected by rains

Roque says he followed health rules in Cebu gathering
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
"As a precautionary measure, I observed physical distancing and reminded those who were present to observe the minimum health standards. Also, I did not shake hands and I wore a face mask ...

Tuberculosis vaccine may help protect against COVID-19
Medical News Today - 2020-11-28
New research adds to the evidence suggesting that the BCG vaccine -- which prevents tuberculosis -- may also help protect against COVID-19.

Cayetano: No reason to boot Sy-Alvarado from House post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
Taguig City representative and former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano sees no reason as to why Bulacan Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado was removed from his post as House

Pagasa: Review dam water release protocols - 2020-11-28
All protocols were followed in the release of water from Magat Dam at the height of Typhoon Ulysses, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

Quezon City slum fire leaves 200 families homeless - 2020-11-28
QUEZON CITY, Philippines -- At least 200 families were displaced after a fire struck a slum community in Barangay Culiat in Quezon City yesterday. The Bureau of Fire Protection said the fire broke out at the second floor of a two-story house at NIA ...

BSP: Typhoons, higher oil prices likely drove November inflation up - 2020-11-28
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said inflation likely ranged from 2.4 percent to 3.2 percent in November due to upward pressures brought about by higher domestic oil prices and the impact of weather disturbances on rice and select agricultural commodities.

Mariwasa donates products for public school buildings - 2020-11-28
Siam Ceramics Inc. donated tiles and sanitary wares to the 2020 Kapuso School Development Program of the GMA Kapuso Foundation for the building and rebuilding of selected public schools all over the country.

Magat Dam releases water, Isabela towns warned of possible flooding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
Two towns in Isabela have been warned of possible flooding in their areas as the National Irrigation Administration-Magat River Integrated Irrigation System (NIA-MRIIS)

UK testing error wrongly tells 1,300 people they have coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
Over 1,300 people in Britain were inaccurately informed they were infected with coronavirus after a laboratory error at the government's NHS Test and Trace system, the Department of Health

Drilon asks: Did GCG act on PITC anomalies?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said he wants to know if the Governance Commission for Government-owned or-controlled Corporations (GCG) acted on the anomalies hounding

Netizens call out Roque for alleged quarantine violation in Cebu gathering
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is at it again. Barely five months since he was widely criticized for swimming with dolphins in Subic in the middle of quarantine,

'School of Living Tradition' to be built in Basilan - 2020-11-28
The provincial government is now constructing a "Lumah Yakan" in Basilan, a showcase of local cultures and traditions the local communities want memorialized through such a learning facility.

Biden will let health experts decide who will get a Covid-19 vaccine first
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-28
(CNN) -- Because risk for Covid-19 can vary among different groups of people, prioritization for a vaccine will be tricky, and President-elect Joe Biden will leave those decisions to health ...

Bose Work delivers collaboration technology so people can do more
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-28
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank) once again received accolades for its excellence in its financial markets business, this time from the The Asset, a well-respected financial publication ...

More foreigners leaving PH amid COVID-19 pandemic -- BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday said it is seeing a large number of foreign nationals leaving the Philippines amid the

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