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More female PNP execs eyed
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
The public may soon see female police officers as regional and district directors in the country. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas said yesterday he is eyeing to appoint policewomen as field commanders and heads of other key units within the organization.

Quezon City positivity rate down to 4%
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Quezon City continued to decline, based on the latest monitoring conducted by the OCTA Research Group.

ADB provides $20.3 million grant for vaccine deployment
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
The Asian Development Bank will provide $20.3 million in technical assistance grants to help developing member-countries prepare for the deployment of vaccines against COVID-19.

Cebu lawmaker Del Mar, 79
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
The representative of the first district of Cebu City, Raul del Mar, died on Monday. He was 79. House secretary-general Jocelia Sipin confirmed the death of Del Mar yesterday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his constituents in the first district of Cebu City whom he had served well.

Makati distributes Christmas gift bags
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
The Makati City government is distributing Christmas gift bags to more than 80,000 senior citizens, Mayor Abby Binay said yesterday.

Duterte set to sign EO on typhoon task force
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
President Duterte is set to come up this week with an executive order establishing the mega task force that he envisioned would expedite rebuilding and rehabilitation in the wake of destructive weather disturbances,

Ulysses seen to bring down agriculture performance in Q4
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
The farm sector, considered as the saving grace of the economy amid the pandemic, is expected to turn in a negative performance in the fourth quarter with a significant drop in palay (unhusked rice) production following the massive damage of Typhoon Ulysses.

Ecozone firms get tax perks for COVID-19 costs
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
Ecozone locators will now be able to avail of the five percent gross income tax incentive to include COVID-related expenses as direct costs to maintain operations during the quarantine period.

ABS-CBN, GMA Network post contrasting financials
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
GMA Network Inc. headed into opposite directions in the nine months ending September. In separate stock exchange filings, ABS-CBN reported a P7.3 billion net loss during the nine-month period, a reversal of the P2.

1,043 jeepneys, 221 provincial buses resume operations
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
At least 1,043 traditional jeepneys were allowed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to resume operations yesterday in eight routes in Metro Manila.

Lawyer shot dead in Palawan
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
A lawyer was gunned down in Narra, Palawan yesterday. Eric Jay Magcamit, 35, was driving his Toyota Innova on his way to a court hearing when he was shot in Sitio Caraniogan, Barangay Malinao at around 6:46 a.

Car imports decline 43%
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Car importers sold 43 percent less in 10 months this year as all vehicle segments registered fewer demand amid the pandemic. The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors Inc. (AVID) said in a statement yesterday it sold ...

Australia opens P43-million fund for women-owned MSMEs, SMEs
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-17
The Australian government on Tuesday launched a P43-million funding program geared to assist the financial recovery of women-owned micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Investing in Women, an initiative of Australia,

A top NASA official asked Boeing if it would protest a major contract it lost. Boeing then tried to profit from the inside information.
Seattle Times - 2020-11-17
When Boeing learned that it was not being awarded a lunar lander contract it didn't protest. But it did try to revise and resubmit its bid. The top NASA official involved was pushed out, and Boeing is the subject

8th Philippine EV Summit
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-17
Summit was held virtually, due to Covid-19, on September 24 to 26. With 7.2 million EVs on the roads today, we have come a long way from eight years ago, and there is still so much more upside. While the global auto industry

BSP: About 60% of bank loans benefited from grace periods
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
About 60% of outstanding bank loans were covered by grace periods as of June, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says, with lenders protected against a potential surge in defaults.

Marikina mayor seeks housing materials to rebuild flooded homes
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
As Marikina City reels from the destruction caused by Typhoon Ulysses, Mayor Marcy Teodoro is appealing for donations of housing materials to help residents rebuild their homes damaged by severe flooding.

Converge: Service back in North, Central Luzon
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
The internet provider says customers in Metro Manila and South Luzon will have to wait for a few more hours before their connections are restored.

SN Aboitiz says it runs Magat hydropower plant, not Magat Dam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) clarified on Tuesday that it operates the Magat Hydroelectric Power Plant on the border of Isabela and Ifugao and not the government-manned Magat Dam,

After 4 typhoons, ACB chief says time to turn to nature for climate action
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-17
As we continue to face the challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change, business as usual should no longer be acceptable," she said. Lim explained that the courage and resilience of Asean ...

Is the agreement between PQCCI and Parañaque LGU binding and legal?
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-17
AS a Parañaque City resident for decades, the demands of my professional and business career, including my advocacy for the local industry and consumers must have buried me deep, that I lost track of the goings on at the Parañaque City Hall.

Masbate legislators to probe killing of radio reporter tagged as NPA fighter
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
The provincial board of Masbate will investigate the killing of a reporter who was gunned down last Saturday (Nov. 14) by soldiers in a supposed clash at a village in the town of

DepEd vows aid to teachers, personnel affected by typhoons
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday pledged to provide assistance to teachers and personnel affected by recent typhoons. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said

Palawan lawyer killed on his way to hearing
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
A young lawyer on his way to a hearing early Tuesday morning was killed by unidentified gunmen in Palawan in broad daylight.

Sustained free trade, greater digital adoption key to post-pandemic economic revival - APEC
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
Pacific Economic Cooperation stress the importance of collective work in carrying the global economy through the COVID-19 crisis.

Menarco Tower awarded as cleanest building in Southeast Asia
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-17
Furthermore, the IWBI has leveraged insights from its Task Force on Covid-19, tackled early on the challenges posed by the pandemic to help business and building leaders integrate actionable ...

RCEP impact on the Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
The big news on the sidelines of the closing session of the annual meeting of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations last Sunday was the virtual signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership,

CHED rejects calls for nationwide, Luzon-wide academic break; says class suspension up to schools
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
The Commission on Higher Education on Tuesday opposed calls for both a nationwide and Luzon-wide 'academic break' in the aftermath of recent calamities, saying that decisions on class suspensions would be up to concerned institutions.

CHED rejects calls for nationwide, Luzon-wide academic break; says class suspension up to schools
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
The Commission on Higher Education on Tuesday opposed calls for both a nationwide and Luzon-wide 'academic break' in the aftermath of recent calamities, saying that decisions on class suspensions would be up to concerned institutions.

GDC maintains positive outlook for its residential properties
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-17
Seasoned real estate developer Greenfield Development Corporation (GDC) reports a spike in property purchases despite a slowdown in economic activities, when they shifted to a digital platform for their sales and marketing efforts.

BSP: About 60% of bank loans benefited from grace periods
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
About 60% of outstanding bank loans were covered by grace periods as of June, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says, with lenders protected against a potential surge in defaults.

Getting on the fast track towards making at least 11 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
Never before has humanity tried to produce something so quickly for every living person on Earth as now. With a handful of Covid-19 vaccine candidates lifting hopes in recent

Ulysses death toll now at 73
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
The number of deaths due to the recent onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses has increased to 73 as of Tuesday, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

APEC reaches consensus: 'regard COVID vaccines as public goods'
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
After being divided for two years by tensions between the United States and China, Asia-Pacific economies have finally closed ranks to fight a common enemy: the coronavirus pandemic.

Huawei is shrinking its smartphone business in a fight to save the brand
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
Huawei has been battered by a long US campaign against the company. Now it is hunkering down for survival by selling off its budget smartphone business.

Jeep unveils high-horsepower V8 Wrangler
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 has a 470-horsepower 6.4-liter V8 engine and can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in 4.5 seconds. That makes it the quickest and most powerful Wrangler the company has ever produced.

Soldiers gun down Masbate journalist in alleged encounter
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
Soldiers killed Saturday a stringer for a Masbate tabloid and pastor in what they described as an encounter -- an allegation that colleagues of the journalist say is untrue.

Dad bods whoop it up at the Senate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año and three senators who all have all recovered from COVID-19 posed for a photo on the sidelines of plenary budget debates at the Senate on

Australia scrambles to contain new COVID-19 cluster
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
Australian authorities conducted mass tests on Tuesday and about 4,000 people were confined to quarantine in the hope of stifling a new cluster of cases of the novel coronavirus after

Climate change bigger threat than Covid: Red Cross
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross said Tuesday, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than COVID-19.

Hit-and-run suspect hit by car while trying to flee
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
A hit-and-run suspect got hit by another car after he tried to escape from authorities in the city of Las Vegas in Nevada, USA. The said suspect, whose name was withheld, initially fled but was

House panel OKs creation of National Health Security Council
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
The House committee on health on Tuesday approved a bill that seeks to create a National Health Security Council that would formulate an emergency plan to handle public

Lorenzana says US, Japan, other countries offer aid for PH typhoon survivors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
The United States, Japan and other countries have offered aid to typhoon survivors in the Philippines, according to Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday

Airbnb files to go public as the pandemic rages on
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
Even as the pandemic that wrecked its business flares up again, Airbnb is poised to make its public market debut this year.

Converge network outage disconnects thousands
philstar.com - 2020-11-17
Subscribers lost internet access at 1:10 p.m. due to "issues in our Data Center," Converge said in an advisory.

House panel OKs bill on medical reserve corps for public health emergencies
Rappler - 2020-11-17
Under the proposed measure, licensed physicians and medical students would be part of the reserve medical force

CHED chair not in favor of semester termination in UP
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17)-- The chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education said Tuesday he is personally not in favor of the call to immediately end the semester in the University of the Philippines, saying there are other ways to ...

Working towards a future where all lung cancer patients can enjoy more hopeful tomorrows
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-17
Battling lung cancer drains the physical, financial, emotional, and psychological capacity of patients and their families. Conventional medical procedure for lung cancer treatment involves a series of chemotherapy sessions,

Nestlé renames 'out of step' Australian candy products
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
Nestlé is renaming two candy products in Australia that it said had "overtones which are out of step" with the company's values. The Swiss company said in a statement on Monday that it was changing the name of Allen's Red Skins to Red Ripper,

Coronavirus vaccines: Your questions answered
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
(CNN) -- There is sorely needed good news on the vaccine front: A second US vaccine has been found to have a high success rate against COVID-19. Moderna announced on Monday that its vaccine was 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data.

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