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Mayors of Baguio, Benguet end row on border control
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-26
The implementation of border restrictions on Benguet residents entering this city went smoothly on Thursday, after the mayors of Baguio and five Benguet towns settled their

New Drug Approved for Neuroblastoma Based on MSKCC Research
Medscape - 2020-11-26
Naxitamab has been approved for pediatric and adult patients with relapsed/refractory neuroblastoma in the bone and bone marrow that has responded to prior therapy.

Crypto exchange Coinbase hit by connection, latency problems as bitcoin plummets
Reuters - 2020-11-26
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said on Thursday its retail and professional-focused platforms were hit by tech problems, with users reporting difficulty trading as bitcoin plunged towards its biggest one-day drop since September.

Heritage advocates make last-ditch attempt to save Taytay town hall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-26
Heritage advocates and residents in Taytay, Rizal province, are racing against time to save their old municipal building from being demolished to give way to a new public hospital. Taytay Advocates

Sweden's second COVID wave could peak in mid-December, Health Agency says
Reuters - 2020-11-26
The second wave of COVID-19 infections that has hit Sweden could peak in mid-December, health officials said on Thursday, stressing developments will depend on how well the public follows social distancing advice.

Amazon Black Friday 2020 tech deals are live today on Thanksgiving -- save on the new Echo, Kindle, Bose headphones, and more
Business Insider - 2020-11-26
Black Friday 2020 is tomorrow, but Amazon has already announced compelling Black Friday deals on the new Echo and more tech, all live on Thanksgiving.

Slapshock frontman found dead - 2020-11-26
Slapshock lead vocalist Jamir Garcia was found dead in Quezon City yesterday. Garcia, 42, was found lifeless by his aunt at his home in Barangay Sangandaan at around 9:20 a.m., according to a police report.

AgriNurture adds unique rice-corn blend to portfolio - 2020-11-26
Agriculture trading firm AgriNurture Inc. has inked a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine International Trading Corp. for the importation of raw materials to produce the "BigMa" (bigas-mais or rice-corn) blend.

Vista Land Internationa taps Ohmyhome for digital services - 2020-11-26
Vista Land International Marketing Inc. (VIMI), the global arm of the Villar-owned real estate holding firm, has tapped a Singapore-based property tech firm to bolster its online platform. "Because of the pandemic,

Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic
New York Times - 2020-11-26
She performed autopsies at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York that found blood clots in vital organs, suggesting how much the virus spreads through the body.

We found the best Black Friday Apple deals live now on Thanksgiving: Save big on Airpods, iPhones, iPads, and more in 2020
Business Insider - 2020-11-26
The best Black Friday 2020 deals on Apple products are live now on Thanksgiving Day. Save big on Airpods, iPhones, iPads, and more.

Older Adults More Resilient to COVID's Mental Health Impact
Medscape - 2020-11-26
Older adults, as a group, appear to be withstanding the mental health strains of the COVID-19 pandemic better than all other age groups.

Metro Manila mayors caution against shift to MGCQ amid holiday season -- Galvez - 2020-11-26
Local executives in the capital region are wary of easing quarantine restrictions in December, National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez said Thursday

Isko orders installation of CCTVs in courts - 2020-11-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday ordered the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) system in every courtroom in the city as additional protection for judges. Moreno said the CCTVs would serve as a deterrent against crimes.

Nicol retires as MPIC CFO - 2020-11-26
Metro Pacific Investments Corp., the tollways and infrastructure conglomerate chaired by tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, and its longtime chief financial officer David Nicol have parted ways.

Zuellig Pharma expands storage - 2020-11-26
Healthcare services provider Zuellig Pharma is expanding its cold storage warehouse capacity in the Philippines and other markets in Asia as it expects a surge in demand for storage and distribution of coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines.

Bigblue wants to automate e-commerce fulfillment in Europe
TechCrunch - 2020-11-26
Meet Bigblue, a French startup that just raised a $3.6 million seed round (EUR3 million) to build an end-to-end fulfillment solution in Europe. If you sell products on your own website and across multiple marketplaces,

Foxconn could move some iPad and MacBook production to Vietnam
TechCrunch - 2020-11-26
Following a request from Apple, Foxconn could be shifting production out of China for some iPad and MacBook models according to a report from Reuters. The new assembly lines would be based in Vietnam.

Jollibee CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year - 2020-11-26
Recognized as a world-class leader of a global organization, Jollibee Group president and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong was named the Entrepreneur of the Year by Asia Leaders Awards during its recently held awarding ceremony at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel in Makati City.

WB: Philippines recovery to trail rest of the world - 2020-11-26
The Philippines may not be able to get out of the pandemic-induced slump until the health crisis has passed over most of the world, the World Bank said yesterday.

Metrobank bags major awards from the asset - 2020-11-26
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. received accolades anew for excellence in the financial markets business, taking home several awards from The Asset, a well-respected financial publication based in Hong Kong.

Stock selldown continues as US markets pull back - 2020-11-26
The stock market continued its downward spiral yesterday, falling back below the 7,000 mark, as investors continued to take profits after weeks of gains, mostly on concerns over developments overseas.

Economic cost of virus, typhoons seen at P3.4 trillion - 2020-11-26
The Philippines may incur P3.4 trillion in economic losses this year due to the pandemic and the destruction brought about by the recent typhoons, a lawmaker and economist said.

DOLE to lift halt order on Skyway project - 2020-11-26
The Department of Labor and Employment will lift the work stoppage order on a portion of the Skyway Extension project following an accident that killed a motorist and injured six others in Muntinlupa last week,

New flyovers, U-turn slots along EDSA eyed - 2020-11-26
Talks are underway for the construction of new flyovers that would serve as ramps for the EDSA busway and U-turn slots underneath for private vehicles to solve traffic congestion, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said yesterday.

Exclusive: Foxconn to shift some Apple production to Vietnam to minimise China risk
Reuters - 2020-11-26
Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam from China at the request of Apple Inc, said a person with knowledge of the plan, as the U.S. firm diversifies production to minimise the impact of a Sino-U.

Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca
Reuters - 2020-11-26
The Philippines is set to sign a supply agreement for AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, the first such deal in a country aiming to further reopen its economy that has been ravaged by the pandemic.

Security Startup Helia Raises $3M From Silicon Valley Investors
Entrepreneur - 2020-11-26
Helia is headquartered in San Francisco and founded by Indian origin entrepreneur Ashwin Sreenivas along with Russell Kaplan and Daniel Berrios

UP profs told not to fail, drop students in 1st semester amid pandemic, disasters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-26
MANILA, Philippines -- University of the Philippines (UP) professors have been directed to neither fail nor drop students for the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021 in consideration of the

Philippine Peso Tipped for December Gains on Record Remittances
Bloomberg - 2020-11-26
The Philippine peso, which lagged behind its peers in Asia this quarter, may get a boost in December with millions of Filipinos abroad set to send record amounts of money home to help families suffering from the pandemic and the recent typhoons.

14 PH universities among Asia's best
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-26
This is followed by the Ateneo de Manila University at 135th place; the De La Salle University at 166th; and the University of Santo Tomas at 186th. All three slid down the rankings from their last year's spots. The University of San Carlos also dropped to ...

COVID-19 cases rise in 3 regions -- OCTA - 2020-11-26
There has been an uptick in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in three regions, according to the OCTA Research Group.

New LPA spotted off Quezon, but PAGASA says unlikely to intensify - 2020-11-26
State weather bureau PAGASA said a new low pressure area was seen in Northern Luzon on Thursday and could bring rains over Cagayan-Isabela area starting tonight.

Domestic trade falls 60.1% by value in third quarter
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-26
DOMESTIC TRADE declined 60.1% year-on-year by value to P91.19 billion in the third quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Thursday, citing preliminary data. By volume, domestic trade amounted to 2.29 million tons, down 61.6% from a year ...

BSP approves special set of rules for digital banks
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-26
The central bank is giving another boost to e-payments by approving a new set of rules for digital banks, allowing them to operate as lenders and offer a full suite of products without building physical branches.

Philippines greenlights 'digital banks' as pandemic drives demand
NIKKEI - 2020-11-26
In Vietnam, the country's first digital bank relaunched in September to tap COVID-fueled demand for cashless transactions.

Disney is laying off 32,000 employees
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-26
Walt Disney Co. is laying off 32,000 employees, about 4,000 more than previously announced, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer its parks and resorts business.

British maker of bladeless fans hiring 400 PH software engineers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-26
British manufacturer Dyson wants to hire 400 software engineers here in the Philippines, as it plans to put up a software laboratory for research and development for the

SMDC Wins Big at the 8th PropertyGuru Awards
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-26
Real estate giant SM Development Corporation (SMDC) brought home several awards at the 8th Property Guru Awards, including the most coveted Best Developer -- a testament to its standards of

DepEd denies report student, three others drowned while delivering modules
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 26) -- The Department of Education on Thursday denied a report that a student and his three companions drowned in Biñan, Laguna while on their way to ...

Meralco finally completes power restoration in Ulysses-hit areas
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-26
The utility company said those still experiencing intermittent power service could contact Meralco at 16211 or its official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Foreign funds reenter Philippines in October at 21-month high - 2020-11-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign financial market investors returned to the Philippines in October after 7 months of exit, pouring in their biggest investments in nearly 2 years as the economy slowly learns to live with the coronavirus. Foreign portfolio ...

UP to adopt 'no fail' policy as COVID-19, typhoons hamper learning - 2020-11-26
The University of the Philippines System will be not be issuing failing marks this semester, the student representative to its policy-making Board of Regents said Thursday.

Heart Evangelista: Neglecting your mental health can damage your soul
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-26
Heart Evangelista Queen of Creative Collaborations and mental health advocate Heart Evangelista has called on the public to prioritize their own mental well-being so that they will feel right about themselves.

More than 3,500 examinees pass 2020 Physician Licensure Exams
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 26) - A total of 3,538 examinees passed the 2020 Physician Licensure Exams according to the results posted by the Professional Regulation Commission on Thursday. The PRC said the results were released seven working ...

Philippines to raise anti-insurgent budget elevenfold
NIKKEI - 2020-11-26
Atienza, a political science professor at the University of the Philippines ... on Audit did not respond to a request for comment from Nikkei Asia. Despite the murkiness of its new war chest ...

Economy may return to pre-pandemic growth by mid-2022
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-26
THE Philippine economy may go back to its pre-pandemic growth trend starting mid-2022, on the back of strong fundamentals and an expected rebound in consumer confidence amid optimism that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by next year,

Pandemic or not, people must stay active: WHO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-26
The coronavirus pandemic is no excuse for not getting enough exercise, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, warning that even before the crisis many were

Daily Crunch: Amazon Web Services stumble
TechCrunch - 2020-11-26
An Amazon Web Services outage has a wide effect, Salesforce might be buying Slack and Pinterest tests new support for virtual events. This is your Daily Crunch for. And for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving: Enjoy!

Is This The Real Reason Bitcoin Has Suddenly Soared Toward Its All-Time Highs?
Forbes - 2020-11-26
After payments giant PayPal revealed it would begin to support bitcoin buying and spending services last month, blockchain investment firm Pantera Capital has declared a "bitcoin

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