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Trump family urges US appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
A lawyer for Donald Trump on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to halt a lawsuit accusing the U.S. president of exploiting his family name to promote a marketing scam targeting

Rizal quarry suspension may hurt Metro projects, says DENR exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
Suspending quarry operations in Rizal could hurt public and private infrastructure projects in Metro Manila, where the province supplies the bulk of aggregates extracted from its mountains, an

CDC vaccine advisers vote to recommend that health care staff and long term care facility residents get COVID-19 vaccine first
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-01
(CNN) -- Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 13-1 on Tuesday to recommend that both health care workers and residents of long term care facilities be first ...

Airbnb aims for $35 billion valuation in long-awaited IPO
Reuters - 2020-12-01
Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it is aiming for a valuation of up to $34.8 billion in its initial public offering (IPO), in what would cap a stunning recovery in its fortunes after the U.S. home rental firm's business was heavily damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic earlier

SoftBank takes a $690M stake in cloud-based Swedish customer engagement company Sinch
TechCrunch - 2020-12-01
On the heels of Facebook taking a big step into customer service with the acquisition of Kustomer for $1 billion, another big move is afoot in the world of customer relationship management and engagement.

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy explains why it's making huge bets in hybrid cloud computing, a market it spent years ignoring
Business Insider - 2020-12-01
This is 'arguably the most important change we have seen in AWS' strategy,' one analyst said of Amazon's hybrid cloud moves.

'Clear Evidence' Oral Steroid Effective for 'Suicide Headache'
Medscape - 2020-12-01
A new study provides the first "clear evidence" that oral corticosteroids significantly reduce attacks for patients with cluster headache.

Team Biden declares America is back. But is Asia ready to welcome it?
NIKKEI - 2020-12-01
America is back," Joe Biden said on Nov. 24 as he introduced his foreign policy team at a press conference in Delaware: "Ready to lead the world, not retreat from it." Arrayed behind him, standing a sensible,

House Approves bill raising age for statutory rape from 12 to below 16
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill increasing the age for determining the commission of statutory rape from 12 to below

Warp Speed's Slaoui Says COVID Spread Speeding Vaccine Development
Medscape - 2020-12-01
He expects efficacy results for two more vaccines in early January, and says he'll step back from his role in Operation Warp Speed at that time.

NGCP donates P37-M goods to typhoon victims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said it had donated P37 million worth of relief goods to people in the provinces hit hard by Typhoons "Rolly" and "Ulysses." According

Leptospirosis cases swamp NKTI; gym used as ward
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
A surge of leptospirosis cases has swamped the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City even as the state-run specialty center strives to handle

Premature to allow minors in shopping malls, says Metro Manila police chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
If the chief of the Metro Manila police could have his way, minors would remain barred from shopping malls, despite the decision of the mayors in the metropolis to allow

EU Could Approve Pfizer, BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine In December
NPR - 2020-12-01
The EU's drug agency said Tuesday it may approve the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine this month. The vaccine could be distributed before 2021. The European Medicines Agency will meet by Dec. 29 to conclude its assessment of the vaccine.

OFW raped by Kuwaiti cop wins case, comes home
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait who lived in a government shelter for distressed OFWs for the past eight years has come home after winning her court case against her Kuwaiti rapist. The

From hate speech to nudity, Facebook's oversight board picks its first cases
Reuters - 2020-12-01
Facebook Inc's independent Oversight Board announced on Tuesday the first six cases where it could overrule the social media company's decisions to remove certain pieces of content from its platforms.

Walmart Cyber Week deals: Chromebooks, Nest Hub, and more
ZDNet - 2020-12-01
Walmart is always good for a deal on a low-priced laptop for Cyber Monday, and this year it's a Chromebook that comes with a large

This Surveillance Tool Can Find You With Just Your Telephone Number -- And These 25 Countries Bought It, Warn Researchers
Forbes - 2020-12-01
A powerful and difficult-to-detect smartphone surveillance tech created by Israeli company Circles is in use across the world, researchers warn.

PlayStation 5: Sony Could Release a Cheaper Version By 2021 Due to Console Shortage
Entrepreneur - 2020-12-01
According to the source, the new console has been called PS5 Lite for now and its sale is forecast for the second half of 2021 . With this version, the Japanese manufacturer would have the purpose of solving the shortage and completing the demand for its recent launch PlayStation 5 ,

DILG to LGUs: Distribute relief goods in 2 days
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
Local chief executives must distribute relief goods two days after their areas are hit by calamities, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

98 positive for COVID-19 at House testing
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
Ninety-eight persons were found to have contracted COVID-19 in a mass testing done at the House of Representatives since Nov. 10, an official said yesterday.

MMDA to close 7th EDSA U-turn slot
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
The Bagong Barrio U-turn slot along EDSA is next to be closed down and the seventh to give way to the EDSA Busway despite worsening traffic.

Airline refund requests hit P23 billion
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
Refund requests received by Philippine carriers due to pandemic-related concerns have reached a whopping P23 billion, more than half of which have already been settled to date by the airlines whose operations have been badly affected by travel restrictions brought about by COVID-19.

CREATE passage - A major achievement
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
The Senate version of the CREATE (Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises) bill was approved last week.

IMF wants greater BSP power over banks
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas should strengthen its ability to assess the impact of mixed conglomerate structure on "too big to fail" banks in the Philippines, according to the International Monetary Fund.

A vaccine for a sick economy
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
While it is true that there are now three or maybe five potential COVID-19 vaccines that may be certified by health officials worldwide, it will still take a while before we can safely say we are back to normal.

Ilocos Sur town placed under MECQ
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
Tagudin town in Ilocos Sur has reverted to stricter modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ amid a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.

Record $3.1 billion agriculture imports from US expected this year
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
The Philippines continues to increase its dependence on agricultural products coming from the US as imports are expected to reach a record $3.1 billion this year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Terror alert raised to highest level in Zamboanga City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
Law enforcers in the city had been placed on high alert for terror attacks, according to Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar. "There are terror threats in Zamboanga City,"

25,000 jobs at risk as Debenhams closure follows Topshop collapse
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-01
The announcement came less than 24 hours after Topshop owner Arcadia filed for bankruptcy protection. Together, the business failures put 25,000 UK jobs at risk. Debenhams, which collapsed into administration in April for the second time in 12 months,

Emperador to expand brandy business in US, Latin America
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-01
Emperador Inc., the liquor maker led by businessman Andrew Tan, on Tuesday said it is expanding its... Emperador Inc., the liquor maker led by businessman Andrew Tan, on Tuesday said it is ...

Unilever is testing a four-day work week in New Zealand
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-01
Unilever has become the latest major company to hop on the four-day work week bandwagon, lending credence to the idea that flexible working is here to stay.

ICTSI remains optimistic amid pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
International Container Terminal Services Inc. of tycoon Enrique Razon expects to end the year on a positive note amid the decline in global trade activity brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just file a libel case instead, says Sotto on bid to criminalize red-tagging
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
Why not just file a libel case? Senate President Vicente Sotto III made this suggestion during a Senate hearing on Tuesday amid proposals to criminalize

Garcia, others acquitted of graft in P98.9M Cebu deal to buy land mostly under water
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
CEBU CITY--The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan dismissed a graft case against Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and several others for the controversial purchase in 2018 by the provincial government of a lot

Pandemic response chief backs limited face to face classes in college levels
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-01
National Task Force Against COVID19 chief Carlito Galvez Jr. is backing moves to allow limited face to face classes in higher education.

LPA to bring rains over Visayas, Southern Tagalog
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
A low-pressure area has entered the Philippine area of responsibility and is expected to bring rains over most parts of Southern Tagalog and the Visayas in the next two to three days.

Create more jobs, TUCP asks government
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
Labor groups held a protest at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City to demand from the government jobs and benefits for workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic as the nation commemorated Bonifacio Day yesterday.

LPA off Eastern Samar seen to dissipate Wednesday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The low-pressure area (LPA) spotted off Eastern Samar is expected to disappear on Wednesday but will dampen Visayas areas, the state weather bureau said Tuesday. "Muli

Lowest temperature of 11.3°C recorded in Benguet -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
The coldest temperature so far in the country was reported in Benguet with 11.3 °C, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)

LIST: Progress of possible Philippine COVID-19 treatments
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
Philippine Council for Health Research Development executive director, doctor Jaime Montoya gave updates on the progress of these different local treatments in a Monday briefing.

'Superior' capital buffers to help PH banks absorb losses - Fitch
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-01
Credit rater Fitch Ratings sees Philippine banks remaining stable despite the pandemic-induced recession, but warns a record drop in interest rates and real property prices pose key risks to the sector.

Cotabato mall bomber dies in clash with police
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
In a release sent to reporters, the Philippine National Police disclosed that Abraham Abad Abdulrahman, also known as Abu Suffian, died in a firefight against a composite police team carrying out a search warrant in Barangay Bagua 2,

San Juan curfew now from midnight to 3 a.m. in time for Christmas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
San Juan City adjusted its curfew hours this December to allow its constituents to prepare for Christmas traditions, such as the Simbang Gabi. Under City Ordinance No. 86,

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble will be delayed to next year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
SINGAPORE -- The launch of the much-anticipated travel bubble to facilitate leisure travel between Singapore and Hong Kong has been further delayed amid a rising number of Covid-19 cases in

Moreno welcomes new MPD chief, calls for focus on 'basic governance'
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
Rolando Miranda, MPD chief before Francisco, was named as the new regional director of the Western Visayas. "My order is basic governance, including Ordinance No. 5555 (Drinking in Public Places), obstruction and all other things.

PAL layoffs pushed back to January 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
Airlines is pushing back the timetable for its manpower reduction program until after the Christmas holidays, even as the company divulged plans over the weekend to retrench some of its

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is getting paid in cash because banks won't deal with her
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-01
US sanctions have cut off Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam from the global banking system, the controversial political leader says, forcing her to stockpile cash.

Legal expert: Peace talks with communists can continue even if court declares CPP-NPA as terror group
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-01
Peace talks between the government and Communist Party of the Philippines can still continue even if a court rules to proscribe the communist group as a terrorist organization, a constitutional law professor said Tuesday.

Share a Treat with Goldilocks!
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
Celebrations just got easier as Goldilocks, the country's number one bakeshop, is proud to announce their partnership with Share Treats! You can now make someone happy by sending them a

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