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Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says
Reuters - 2020-11-21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Philippines Duterte approves ending overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says
Reuters - 2020-11-21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Twitter says it will give @POTUS account to Biden on Inauguration Day
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-21
Twitter said Friday it will hand control of the @POTUS account to the new Biden administration on Inauguration Day.

1 dead, 4 hurt after Skyway steel girder collapses
philstar.com - 2020-11-21
A steel girder of the Skyway extension project which is under construction collapsed Saturday, crushing vehicles beneath the structure on the East Service Road in Muntinlupa City, killing at least one and injuring four others,

Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers -- Bello
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labor minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of

Oral arguments on petitions vs anti-terror law set January
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-21
THE Supreme Court has set January 19 as the start for the oral arguments on several petitions filed against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. According to the advisory issued on Friday, petitioners and respondents shall limit their arguments to whether or not the issues raised in the petitions involve an actual and justifiable controversy;

1 dead, 4 injured as Skyway steel girder collapses, falls on vehicles in Muntinlupa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
At least one person was killed while were four others were injured after a steel girder from a portion of the ongoing Skyway

Health warning: COVID-19 patients could spread virus while doing "suob"
GMA Network - 2020-11-21
How can steam inhalation further spread COVID-19 and how can you lessen the risk? / Source: Pexels This is one of the important health warnings given by pulmonologist and biochemist Dr. Earl Sempio during Alagang Unilab's 'To Steam or Not to Steam ...

Siargao to reopen to local tourists on Nov. 23
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
Siargao Island is set to reopen to local tourists starting Nov. 23, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Saturday. In a statement, the DOT said that flights

180 child labor victims get rehab support from BARMM
philstar.com - 2020-11-21
The Bangsamoro government has released a P20,000 rehabilitation support each to parents of 180 children engaged in child labor as part of a campaign to address such malpractice.

Sara Duterte: No home quarantine for COVID-19 patients in Davao City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
Mayor Sara Duterte clarified that there is no policy in Davao City allowing the home quarantine for COVID-19 patients. Duterte, on Friday, reacted to the statement made by National

Philippine Space Agency hiring for 22 new positions
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-21
Have you ever dreamed of working for a space agency? Here is your chance. The Philippine Space Agency is offering 22 job positions which include legal assistants, administrative and human resource management officers,

Fair weather for Metro Manila, most parts of PH -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
Fair weather is expected for Metro Manila and most parts of the country on Saturday, the state weather bureau said. In its 5 a.m. live weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that localized thunderstorms continue to affect the weather conditions for Metro Manila and most parts of the Philippines,

Childhood vaccine may help prevent severe COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
People whose immune systems responded strongly to a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine may be less likely to become severely ill if they are infected with the new coronavirus, new data

Conducive business address in the north
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
Pampanga will light up with kaleidoscopic lanterns and vibrant traditions for this Yuletide season. We can surely count on a province that beats with heritage, artisanship and dynamism. The locals

Red Cross to augment disaster response equipment in Isabela, Cagayan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
The Philippine Red Cross will augment the equipment needed for disaster response and rescue efforts in flood-hit provinces of Isabela and Cagayan, said Sen. Richard Gordon, PRC

As pandemic worsens, top US COVID-19 official issues Thanksgiving appeal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
A leading U.S. health official on Friday appealed to Americans to avoid unnecessary travel and limit social gatherings during the Thanksgiving holiday, fearing a further acceleration

Crushing Goliath: Two Entrepreneurs Are Levelling The Playing Field For Small Business
Forbes - 2020-11-20
Two young Underrepresented Founders detail their journey as entrepreneurs, the challenges they faced through the experiences of their customers, and their own endeavours as culture and tradition weave influence along their path to success.

Renowned Interventional Cardiologist Dies of COVID-19
Medscape - 2020-11-20
Anthony "Tony" Gershlick received the inaugural BCIS Lifetime Achievement Career Award in 2017 for his "outstanding contribution to the specialty of coronary intervention."

Makati offers cheaper COVID-19 tests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the local government was now offering "more affordable" reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction tests to private citizens, businesses and establishments

Robredo relief drive gets a boost after Duterte tirades
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
Outside the Office of the Vice President (OVP) in Quezon City, vehicles formed a long queue bringing donations for victims of the string of typhoons that recently hit the country. "Overwhelmed by

SWS: 66% of Pinoys willing to get vaccine vs COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
Three out of five Filipinos are willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine if it becomes available now, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey show. The survey, conducted from Sept. 17

No more isolation areas inside passenger planes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
Aircraft used in domestic flights are no longer required to have isolation areas for passengers with COVID-19 or suspected to have the disease, according to new guidelines approved by the Inter-Agency

Lagman: House followed Palace on infra allotments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
It was Malacañang, not the House of Representatives, that was responsible for any increase in the congressional district public works allocations in the proposed budget for the Department of Public

Immune from virus, robots relieve food aid packers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
D2 cannot deliver Thanksgiving dinner to your door, but his relatives are doing the packing. Immune from the coronavirus, industrial robotic arms are assembling

Blind man, 'born to run,' completes solo marathon with trial app to guide him
Reuters - 2020-11-20
A blind man completed a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run in New York's Central Park without a guide dog or human help this week. His navigation aid? Artificial intelligence through headphones plugged into a smartphone.

The W.H.O. rejects the antiviral drug remdesivir as a Covid-19 treatment.
New York Times - 2020-11-20
The World Health Organization on Thursday recommended against using the antiviral remdesivir, a drug that had generated intense interest as a treatment for Covid-19. An expert panel "concluded that remdesivir has no meaningful effect on mortality or on other important outcomes for patients,

Kea raises $10M to build AI that helps restaurants answer the phone
TechCrunch - 2020-11-20
Kea is a new startup giving restaurants an opportunity to upgrade one of the more old-fashioned ways that they take orders -- over the phone. Today, Kea is announcing that it has raised a $10 million Series A led by Marbruck,

Covid-19 Live Updates: Pfizer Asks the F.D.A. for Emergency Approval of Its Vaccine
New York Times - 2020-11-20
The expedited review process means that the vaccine might start being deployed by mid-December. The U.S. is nearing 200,000 new cases a day and has set a hospitalization record. Iran is shutting thousands of businesses to try to rein in new spikes.

China's Shanghai reports two local coronavirus cases
Reuters - 2020-11-20
China's financial hub of Shanghai said on Friday it had confirmed two coronavirus cases in a married couple in the city's Pudong district, its first locally transmitted COVID-19 infections in 11 days.

Cellular Therapies Promising in Advanced Synovial Sarcoma
MedPage Today - 2020-11-20
A4 with novel adoptive cellular therapies led to responses in at least a third of patients with recurrent or metastatic synovial sarcoma, findings from two phase I studies showed. Among 45 patients treated with letetresgene autoleucel,

Twitter Fleets have created a whole new opportunity for reply guys
Mashable - 2020-11-20
Just days after Twitter premiered Fleets, its version of Stories, the company had to scale back on the roll-out to fix some bugs. But even in that short amount of time, one group in particular took advantage of the new feature: reply guys.

Ortigas Land lights up the holidays
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
No hardship has ever given Filipinos a strong enough reason to forego the Christmas revelries. If anything, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives helped many of us rediscover the deeper

How a regular dose of nature could boost mental health during the pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
Regular use of green space and views of greenery from the home could help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by researchers ...

Designing for floods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
Urbanization is displacing forests, mangroves, floodplains and wetlands. Our settlements are no longer part of the biotope and we have created a distinction between natural and man-made

The Grand Midori Ortigas: Zen oasis in the city
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-20
A 1957 book by Paul Reps titled "Zen Flesh, Zen Bones" cited the teachings of Soyen Shaku, the first Zen Buddhist master to teach in the United States, who implored people to meditate each

Here's the 25-slide pitch deck a startup that helps companies like Kroger and Sweetgreen manage deliveries used to nab a $14 million Series A
Business Insider - 2020-11-20
Onfleet helps brands like Kroger, Sweetgreen, Drizly, and Imperfect Foods manage third-party delivery fleets via its software.

Udemy online courses are up to 90% off for Black Friday -- here are the most popular ones on sale for $9.99 right now
Business Insider - 2020-11-20
Udemy's Black Friday sale from November 20-27 means many of its online classes cost between $9.99-$17.99, with a special offer on November 30.

Coronavirus updates: Pfizer vaccinations may begin next month; Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine in the works
USA Today - 2020-11-20
Pfizer is filing for FDA authorization. Traveling for Thanksgiving? Don't do it, CDC recommends. Latest COVID news.

DICT seeks P2B emergency fund to fix digital infra damaged by typhoons
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-20
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has requested for an emergency fund of at least P2 billion to restore the country's digital infrastructure damaged by recent typhoons,

Bitcoin Investigation Giant To Raise $100 Million At $1 Billion Valuation
Forbes - 2020-11-20
After days of rumors have been flying around the cryptocurrency business, investigation firm Chainalysis confirmed exclusively to Forbes it as raised $100 million venture capital at a $1 billion valuation.

AMA Takes On Vaccine Misinformation, Physician Vaccines, and Racism
Medscape - 2020-11-20
The AMA House of Delegates recently issued multiple new policies on controversial topics that many clinicians face on a regular basis.

Mariwasa rolls out new tile adhesive
philstar.com - 2020-11-20
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc., the leading tile manufacturing company in the Philippines, recently released its new tile adhesive product for big-sized, non-absorptive and wall tile applications.

Drunk cop kills 1, hurts 1 in Tondo
philstar.com - 2020-11-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A drunk policeman reportedly shot dead a resident of Tondo, Manila and wounded another before dawn yesterday. Joseph Marga, Mark Lester Quiñones and Nelson delos Santos were on their way home to J. P. Rizal street in Barangay 106 ...

Apple's New App Store Move Changes the Game for Indie App Developers
Inc - 2020-11-20
The tech giant this week announced that it would slash its App Store commission by half, to 15 percent from 30 percent, for iOS developers who qualified for a new program on small businesses. Those eligible include any developer new to the App Store,

4 dead in Quezon gun attacks
philstar.com - 2020-11-20
Four persons were killed in separate shooting incidents in Quezon on Thursday. Col. Audie Madrideo, Quezon police director, said former barangay captain Richard Nitro as well as Selvino and Rico Macaraig,

Magnitude 4.3 quake jolts Zamboanga Sur
philstar.com - 2020-11-20
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday night. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake struck six kilometers north of Midsalip at around 8:17 p.

How Ayala Land deals with additional plastics during the pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-20
The COVID-19 pandemic has waged a war not only on human health but also against the environment. As people need to protect themselves from the virus, the world is seeing an estimated global use of 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves every month,

Outsourcing industry slashes revenue goals amid pandemic
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-20
The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) in a press conference on Friday announced a 3.2-5.5% revenue compound annual growth rate (CAGR) projection to $27.88-$29.09 billion for 2022. This is lower compared to ...

3 drug suspects slain in Bulacan stings
philstar.com - 2020-11-20
Three drug suspects were killed in alleged shootouts with police officers in stings in Bulacan yesterday. Col. Lawrence Cajipe, Bulacan police director, said two of the fatalities were identified as Carlo Ardenio and Joshua Loquente.

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