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Magnitude-6 quake shakes Surigao del Sur
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
A magnitude-6 earthquake shook Surigao del Sur and nearby areas yesterday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

4 Quezon town execs suspended for graft
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
The Sandiganbayan has suspended four municipal officials in Mulanay, Quezon province in connection with the allegedly anomalous procurement of a generator set in 2013.

RCEP to facilitate recovery from pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Economists said the Philippines and other member countries are expected to recover faster from the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement over the weekend.

GT Capital reports 69% drop in net income in 9 months
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
GT Capital Holdings Inc. saw earnings decline in the nine months ending September despite posting stronger third quarter results.

Chelsea incurs net loss of P2.60 billion in 9 months
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Limited operations across all its business segments led to Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. incurring a net loss of P2.60 billion in the nine months ending September, a reversal of a P20 million net income recorded in the same period last year.

Amid virus woes, First Circle eyes more MSME loans
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
FIRST Circle Growth Finance Corp. is eyeing to provide loans to more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) following its renewed partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). First Circle Managing Director Moritz Gastl,

City dads want mental health programs part of recovery plan
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
The Cebu City Council is requesting the office of Mayor Edgardo Labella to make mental health programs and interventions an integral part of the recovery or bounce back plan of the city government.

Another Pinoy abroad dies of COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Another Filipino succumbed to COVID-19 abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported yesterday. The DFA also reported six new COVID-19 cases and two recoveries from Asia and the Pacific,

Toyota urges government support for car sector
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Toyota Motor Philippines, part of the Ty-owned GT Capital Holdings Inc. listed conglomerate, has underscored the big role of the automotive industry in the recovery of the Philippine economy from the onslaught of COVID-19.

Philippines COVID-19 cases reach 409,574
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide soared to 409,574 with the addition of 1,738 cases yesterday, according to the Department of Health.

Fire hits Army barracks
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
A fire of unknown origin broke out at the barracks of the Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Sunday night.

DPWH opens Las Piñas quarantine center
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
More rooms are now available for COVID-19 patients in Las Piñas City with the opening of a quarantine facility yesterday.

Philippines, Singapore central banks address cybersecurity risks
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
The central banks of the Philippines and Singapore agreed to address cybersecurity and other risks with the increasing use of technology to supply financial services amid the global health pandemic.

100,000 PUV operators to get cash subsidy
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
More than 100,000 public utility vehicle operators will receive cash subsidies from the government this week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board announced yesterday.

Student dies from hazing
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
A senior high school student died during a fraternity hazing in this city on Sunday. The victim was identified as Joselito Envidiado, 21, of Sarangani Drive, Barangay San Jose Gusu. Police arrested 12 of 18 officers and members of the Tau Gamma Phi Triskelion-San Jose Gusu Chapter,

MOA on EDSA busway bridge signed
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
The Department of Transportation has inked an agreement with property developers SM Prime Holdings, DM Wesceslao and Associates Inc. and Double Dragon Properties Corp. for the construction of EDSA busway bridges.

CLI income falls 9% to P1.5 billion
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Visayas and Mindanao property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. reported a nine percent drop in income in the first nine months to P1.5 billion as revenues were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 free Manila barangays to receive cash incentives
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday announced that barangays with zero cases of COVID-19 would receive a cash incentive of P100,000.

Villar honors 4 DPWH men killed in landslide
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar reminded yesterday the quick response teams to exercise caution as he honored four "unsung heroes" who died in a landslide in Ifugao while on their way to rescue victims of Typhoon Ulysses.

House to probe flooding in Cagayan, Isabela
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
The House of Representatives will investigate the circumstances behind the heavy flooding that submerged the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses (international name Vamco).

Expanded job security for workers sought in Senate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
Senator Lito Lapid seeks an "expanded employment security" for workers in the face of continued threats of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19.) His proposal is contained

US stocks rise sharply after Moderna says vaccine is 94.5% effective
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-16
US stocks rose sharply Monday, on pace to hit new record highs, after Moderna said its experimental Covid-19 vaccine is highly effective.

Vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic, says WHO chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic is raging months after it broke

Health center built for Manobo community in Sultan Kudarat
Gov - 2020-11-16
Datu Yahiya Sinenggayan, provincial RCSP focal person (R) and SNA Mayor Randy Ecija Jr. (second from L) turnover medicines and equipment from the Provincial Government of Sultan Kudarat to Aiza Sayaw, manager of the Sitio Lemangga Tribal Health Center.

Amazon insists Northern Ireland isn't part of the UK while answering a complaint about Prime, then apologizes
Business Insider - 2020-11-16
Amazon initially told a Prime customer in Northern Ireland that he couldn't watch a live event because he wasn't in the UK.

Año supports creation of Department of Disaster Resilience
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Monday he supports the creation of the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) following a series of typhoons that triggered flooding in

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine 94.5% effective
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against COVID-19 was shown to be 94.5 percent effective based on early results from a clinical trial with more

Asia's economies are bouncing back. The West is headed in the other direction
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-16
Asia's biggest economies have managed to escape prolonged fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Now they just have to make sure rising cases in the rest of the world don't put their recoveries in jeopardy.

Walmart retreats from Japan by selling most of its stake in Seiyu supermarkets
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-16
Walmart is retreating from Japan, giving up on a near 20-year attempt to crack the grocery market in the world's third largest economy.

Philippines reports 1,738 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths
Reuters - 2020-11-16
The Philippines' health ministry on Monday recorded 1,738 new coronavirus infections and seven additional deaths, the lowest daily increase in casualties in nearly three months.

UP Diliman professors call for immediate termination of semester following onslaught of typhoons
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- Professors from the University of the Philippines-Diliman called on the school administration to immediately end the semester, saying the remote learning set-up and the recent calamities have placed an ...

No cyclones in next few days - PAGASA
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Apart from rains from the northeast monsoon and thunderstorms, no tropical cyclone is expected to affect the flood-hit Philippines in the next three to five days, the state weather bureau said yesterday.

COA hits DOST for failure to prioritize disaster response
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
"The law provides that programs/projects on DRRCCA particularly those related to weather and climate change may be funded under (PAGASA) to ensure its continued implementation and sustainability ...

Economic team cool to bigger agencies for disaster response, OFWs
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Economic managers officially expressed reservations on priority proposals to establish new government agencies as the pandemic preoccupied policymakers with an unprecedented crisis. The National Economic and Development Authority ...

PH joins largest trade bloc with ASEAN, regional partners
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 16) -- The Philippines can officially tap a wider market for its exports with greater ease as it joined on Sunday the world's biggest trading bloc that ...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur and nearby areas on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)

Government's tight budget planning open to 'Bayanihan 3' for typhoon victims
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
We are in the process of evaluating the damage of the series of typhoons and the amounts required to address these and will determine whether or not the current budget will be sufficient," Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

PH military shifts focus on relief in flooded North Luzon areas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
The Philippine military in Northern Luzon is shifting focus on operations related to Typhoon Ulysses from search and rescue to relief, according to the highest ranking

Marikina cancels classes for 1 month after 'Ulysses'
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Marikina on Monday announced a month-long suspension of classes in the wake of Typhoon Ulysses which had left several areas in the city submerged.

Rape suspect dead in gunfight with police in Zambales
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales--A man suspected of raping a nine-year-old girl was killed after he allegedly clashed with policemen in the town of Palauig on Sunday (Nov. 15). Police said the slain

September remittances log fastest growth in over two years
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-16
After an initial slump due to the global COVID-19 crisis, overseas Filipinos found a way to send more money home in September to log the fastest rise in more than two years, the central bank says.

September remittances surprise with fastest growth in 29 months
philstar.com - 2020-11-16
Cash remittances crushed expectations anew in September, notching their fastest growth in 29 months and putting them on track to an unexpected growth path during the pandemic by yearend. Cash inflows coursed through banks rose 9.

PH still cyclone-free in next 3-5 days, but amihan to affect Northern Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
No tropical cyclone is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in the next three to five days, but state meteorologists said that the northeast monsoon or

House opposes planned liberalization of sugar importation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
The House of Representatives adopted Monday a resolution expressing "strong opposition" to the planned liberalization or deregulation of the importation of sugar in the

Health workers to receive additional benefits -Palace
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-16
Health workers on the frontlines of battling the coronavirus pandemic will receive additional benefits based on two directives issued by President Duterte. The President signed Administrative Order No.

Manila City barangays to get P100K cash if no new COVID-19 case for a month
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Manila will give a P100,000 cash incentive to barangays that will not have any new COVID-19 infection from December 1, 2020, to January 31, 2021.

Roque doubts legal action vs Magat Dam over Cagayan flood will prosper
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday expressed doubts that legal action against the management of Magat Dam over the massive

Here are 7 Trump health care measures that Biden will likely overturn
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-16
(CNN) -- When it comes to health policy, President Donald Trump made it his mission to undo many measures his predecessor put in place. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to do the same.

Globe Business virtually paves the way for Courageous Leadership at Lead-In 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
The enterprise arm of Globe Telecom held its annual Leadership Innovation Forum (Lead-In) in virtual style, gathering over 850 business leaders and executives amid unconventional times. "The

Philippines reports 1,738 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths
YAHOO! - 2020-11-16
The Philippines' health ministry on Monday recorded 1,738 new coronavirus infections and seven additional deaths, the lowest daily increase in casualties in nearly three months. Despite a downward trend in the number of cases in more recent weeks,

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