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AstraZeneca CEO expects to run new global trial of COVID-19 vaccine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine using a lower dosage, its chief executive was quoted as saying on Thursday amid questions over

Rebel couple get 40 yrs for 1988 kidnapping of Army officer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
A Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Friday found communist rebel couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for holding an Army officer captive for more

Bus firms seek opening of more provincial routes to Metro Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
Eight months since the government imposed strict controls amid the coronavirus pandemic, operators of about 10,000 buses in the provinces have asked Transportation Secretary

D.C.'s Daily Coronavirus Cases Surpass 200 For Two-Straight Days
NPR - 2020-11-27
The District saw 220 new coronavirus cases on Thanksgiving, one of the highest daily case counts ever recorded during the pandemic.

Learning to create your own bed and breakfast
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
Months under lockdown kept Filipinos at home. In those days and nights, some found a chance for self-discovery and -improvement. They could explore curiosities, rediscover passions and elevate

The Best Black Friday Laptop Deals: 40 Options For Every Budget From Apple, Dell, HP And More
Forbes - 2020-11-27
The best Black Friday laptop deals in 2020 save you hundreds on Apple, Dell, HP and more. For every budget and need, we've found dozens of discounted laptops to help you work and play.

For Rats That Coat Themselves In Poison, These Rodents Are Surprisingly Cuddly
NPR - 2020-11-27
The African crested rat's fuzzy fur has hairs loaded with a poison that can purportedly fell an elephant. But these rats turn out to be social, affectionate creatures.

Job Growth May Have Hit A Wall
Forbes - 2020-11-27
With job claims increasing over the past two weeks and Covid-19 numbers spiking, the November jobs report could seriously disappoint.

Britain Set to Leap Ahead in Approving Vaccines
New York Times - 2020-11-27
Regulators may approve the troubled AstraZeneca vaccine and the American-made Pfizer shot weeks before the U.S. does so.

Dyson picks Philippines as software hub
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
Technology firm Dyson is expanding its existing operations in the Philippines by investing in a software hub which will employ 400 engineers.

Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb program was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between

India suffers first recession in decades
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-27
India has plunged into recession for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century as the pandemic continues to weigh heavily on Asia's third biggest economy, which economists warn will struggle to recover from the slump.

Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises Philippine highways
Reuters - 2020-11-27
With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, Bogie the dog sure is one suave-looking canine, with an Easy Rider look that would earn him a place in any motorcycle gang.

Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises Philippine highways
Reuters - 2020-11-27
With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, Bogie the dog sure is one suave-looking canine, with an Easy Rider look that would earn him a place in any motorcycle gang.

Ex-university executive gets 6 yrs for fund misuse
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
A former official of the Sultan Kudarat State University may spend up to six years in prison for misuse of funds intended for a training program.

Italpinas profit jumps 28% to P46.7 million
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Property developer Italpinas Development Corp. (IDC) posted a net income of P46.7 million in the nine months to September, up 28.16 percent. Romolo Nati, IDC chairman and CEO, said the company was able to weather the negative impact ...

DBP eyes P5 billion from bond issue
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
State-run Development Bank of the Philippines plans to raise at least P5 billion from its second issuance of peso-denominated bonds to support sustainability initiatives and development projects.

Cop dead in accidental shooting
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
A member of the intelligence unit of the Sagay City police in Negros Occidental died when his gun accidentally went off in Barangay Zone 4 in Cadiz City on Thursday night.

BDO sends relief packsfor typhoon victims, waives remittance fee
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
BDO Remit, the remittance service brand of BDO Unibank, has waived the remittance fee on donations for typhoon victims from overseas Filipinos coursed through different foundations.

The Best Amazon Black Friday Deals Available Now
New York Times - 2020-11-27
We've found the best Amazon Black Friday deals on Amazon devices like the Amazon Echo Show, Kindle Paperwhite, and Echo Dot. Plus, deals on popular products like the Apple Watch, car seats, Instant Pot,

Shell opens new import terminal in Subic
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. opened a new import facility in Subic to bolster fuel supply in the country in anticipation of increased fuel demand.

Better future in sight
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
The future seems brighter for Philippine business. The Senate finally approved on third and final reading last Thursday the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises or CREATE Act that will reduce the corporate income tax from the current 30 percent to 25 percent.

2 NDF execs get life for kidnapping
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
Two top officials of the National Democratic Front, the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines, were sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for the 1988 kidnapping and serious illegal detention of four soldiers in Quezon province.

Reports of IP violations surge in 9 months
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
Reports of intellectual property violations from consumers and rights holders in the nine months to September breached the total in 2015 to 2019, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) said.

Taxi hits EDSA busway barriers
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A taxi crashed into barriers along the EDSA Busway in Caloocan City yesterday morning. The driver of the E&E taxi (UWG-647) abandoned the vehicle after it hit a plastic barrier and four concrete ones near the Bagong Barrio station ...

AC Energy issues $300 million green bonds
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- AC Energy and Infrastructure Corp. (ACEIC) returned to the international debt capital market with the issuance of green bonds to scale up its green energy portfolio. ACEIC - formerly AC Energy Inc. - issued $300 million worth of ...

Peso hits 4-year high
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Michael Ricafort, chief economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), said the local currency rallied for six straight days and finished at its strongest level in more than four years, or since closing at 47.99 to $1 in Sept.

International coalition of activists launches protest against Amazon
The Verge - 2020-11-27
An international group of climate activists and Amazon warehouse workers have launched an online campaign called "Make Amazon Pay," calling on the tech giant to provide better working conditions for its employees and to reduce its expanding carbon footprint.

USAID underscores Pinoy children's health in eliminating tuberculosis
Gov - 2020-11-27
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Nov. 27 (PIA) -- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) stressed the prioritization of Filipino children's health as a leap towards eliminating tuberculosis (TB). In her message during the Isang Libong ...

Teen pregnancy: A national social emergency
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
The government declared in August 2019 that teenage pregnancy is a national social emergency on the back of clearly worrisome trends.

2 solons belie reports health protocols not observed during meeting attended by Lapeña
GMA Network - 2020-11-27
Two members of the House of Representatives on Friday said health protocols were not violated during a recent meeting attended by Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) Director Isidro Lapeña,

LPA evaporates, but Amihan, easterlies to cause cloudy skies over PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Most areas in the country may experience cloudy skies with occasional rain showers over the weekend due to the combined effects of the northeast monsoon or amihan and the ...

Dyson to expand operations across Philippines, Singapore, UK
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
British electric appliance pioneer Dyson, famed for its bagless vacuum cleaners, announced Friday that it will invest $3.7 billion to double its product range by 2025.

PH Air Force Hueys grounded after Lanao del Sur crash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
MANILA, Philippines--The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has grounded its fleet of Huey helicopters after one on medical evacuation crashed in Lanao del Sur on Thursday (Nov. 26). Lt. Col.

Farmgate price for palay down 20% in October to P15.36
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
The average farmgate price for dry palay has sunk to its lowest this year just as farmers from typhoon-hit provinces continue to reel from losses due to the series of

Globe doubles up support for Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses victims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
Globe has been providing assistance to victims and affected families of the recent Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. The Dyip Sagip: Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging and Libreng Wifi

Insular Life celebrates reaching 3 times its goal in promoting female empowerment in the Philippines
Business Insider - 2020-11-27
Insular LIfe partnered with the International Finance Corporation to launch InLife Sheroes, a program designed to help Filipino women with financial literacy and health education.

4.0-magnitude quake shakes Batangas town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook parts of Batangas and other provinces Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Typhoon damage seen to trigger November inflation uptick
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
More than petroleum costs however, Diokno said "the impact of weather disturbances on the prices of rice and other agricultural products" highly contributed to inflation this month after five typhoons from October to November ravaged farmlands.

UK government announces plans to write a 'conduct' code for Facebook and Google, starting in April 2021, but doesn't offer an enforcement timeline
Business Insider - 2020-11-27
The UK government on Friday introduced a new anti-competition watchdog, the Digital Markets Unit, to police tech giants Google, Facebook, and others.

TMP announces release of improved Toyota Rush
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
Retailing in Toyota's 70 dealerships across the country starting November 26, the refreshed Rush line-up offers the Rush E grade with improved seating capacity.

JC shines as MLM Company of the Year in Asia Leaders Awards
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
The Asia Leaders Awards, a prestigious annual award-giving body that recognizes different individual leaders in their respective fields with emphasis on giving importance to the country as an emerging business hub,

The role of data and technology in transforming the Philippine health care system to deliver value-based care
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
Philips emphasizes data and technology are the keys to building health care systems robust enough to deliver value-based care.

PNP-AKG: Visa upon arrival policy boosts casino, POGO-related kidnappings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Issuance of visas upon arrival (VUA) has caused the influx of Chinese people in the Philippines that consequently led to an increase in kidnapping incidents involving ...

China slaps duties of up to 212% on Australian wine imports
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-27
Australian winemakers have been dealt another blow from China as tensions continue to spiral between the two countries.

2 pilots, 5 others hurt in Lanao del Sur chopper crash
philstar.com - 2020-11-27
Two pilots and five others were hurt when an Air Force helicopter crash landed due to mechanical trouble in Madamba, Lanao del Sur Thursday.

QC Court finds Tiamzon couple guilty of kidnapping, serious illegal detention
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has found the couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention of three military officers and a member of

Zamora wants persons aged 15 to 65 allowed to go outside in Metro Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora on Friday said he will propose to allow Metro Manila residents aged 15 to 65 years old to leave their home amid the general community quarantine

25 years of Inventing for Life and Giving Back to the Filipino Community
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
The year 2020 has been fraught with unprecedented healthcare challenges, brought largely by the COVID-19. Private and public healthcare institutions were stretched beyond capacity, in their efforts to

PAF Huey chopper on medevac crashes in Lanao del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
A Huey helicopter of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) crash-landed in Lanao del Sur on Thursday (Nov. 26) while conducting a medical evacuation, the military said. After picking

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