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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.

Tribunal junks motions to remove Justice Leonen from VP poll protest case -- sources
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-17
The tribunal also asks Solicitor General Jose Calida to show cause why he should not be cited in contempt for filing the motion to inhibit the magistrate from the case.

IEE fosters growth and innovation for a safer new normal
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-17
International Elevator and Equipment, Inc. (IEE), a Group Company of Mitsubishi Electric, will co-present once again at the 2020 run of PhilConstruct - PhilConstruct VX - known as the biggest construction exhibit in the country where companies promote their latest product innovations.

Marikina mayor backs proposal to declare national climate emergency
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-17
Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro on Tuesday backed the proposed declaration of a national climate emergency as he also called for a whole-of-government approach to

Coronavirus latest: South Korea to strengthen social distancing amid spike
NIKKEI - 2020-11-17
Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the new ... The 85 new deaths over the past 24 hours bring the total to 15,296. 5:00 p.m. The Philippines records 1,738 new infections and seven additional ...

Clark Airport gets global health accreditation
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-17
The Airports Council International (ACI) has accredited the Clark International Airport (CRK) as a safe and secure place for the traveling public. The CRK was the first airport in the Philippines to receive the global accreditation.

Amihan brings partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains in N. Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
In a weather forecast issued by Pagasa at 4 a.m., weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the northeast monsoon is affecting northern Luzon while the easterlies or warm winds coming from the Pacific ...

Watch 4 astronauts dock SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship to the International Space Station live online
Business Insider - 2020-11-16
The Crew Dragon spaceship's autopilot will slowly maneuver it into the port. If all goes well, the astronauts will then float into the space station.

Masatoshi Koshiba, 84, Dies; Nobel Winner Tracked Ghostly Neutrinos
New York Times - 2020-11-16
A physics teacher had flunked him, denigrating his abilities. Dr. Koshiba set out to prove the teacher was wrong.

Amazon Black Friday 2020: Here Are The First Deals
Forbes - 2020-11-16
Amazon Black Friday 2020 sales have started and there are already a staggering number of great deals available across Echo and Kindle devices, laptops, TVs and smartphones. Below is my selection of the best Amazon deals you can buy right now.

Business groups dismayed over PH disaster responses
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-16
Dismayed over the Philippines disaster responses in the recent typhoons, Business groups have urged Filipinos to move in an efficient fashion in partnership with local government units to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Moderna vaccine is second to exceed expectations; mutated virus may be more vulnerable to new vaccines
Reuters - 2020-11-16
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Airbnb's IPO filing suggests it could spend at least $1.2 billion with Amazon Web Services over the next 5 years
Business Insider - 2020-11-16
The filing also suggests that Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky may have been successful in making the company more "efficient" with its cloud usage.

ESG Investing Takes Off, But Classification Confusion Remains
Forbes - 2020-11-16
Investors increasingly want the money they invest to reflect their values. However, research shows that ESG scoring methodologies are surprisingly divergent.

Apple hits back at European activist complaints against tracking tool
Reuters - 2020-11-16
An Austrian privacy advocacy group drew a strongly critical response from Apple on Monday after it said an online tracking tool used in its devices breached European law.

We can stop COVID-19: Moderna vaccine success gives world more hope
Reuters - 2020-11-16
Moderna Inc's experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday, becoming the second U.S. drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations.

CLI income declines by 9% in January-September
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI), a property developer in the Visayas and Mindanao, said its income in January to September dropped 9 percent to P1.5 billion from P1.65 billion in the same period last year.

Cardiac Arrest in COVID-19 Pandemic: 'Survival is Possible'
Medscape - 2020-11-16
Results of new studies of in- and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest underline that despite lower survival rates during the pandemic, rates are "not zero," and response is "not futile," researchers say.

Long Lag Time in Anal Pap Follow-Up for People With HIV
Medscape - 2020-11-16
Abnormal anal cells behave differently than abnormal cervical cells. So how quickly should clinicians follow up an abnormal anal Pap with an anoscopy?

Año backs call for disaster body to decide dam water release
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Monday supported the proposal of some mayors to let the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) have the final say

Epson innovates with new products - 2020-11-16
Seiko Epson Corporation will begin external sales of new sensing technologies that combine semiconductor and optical technologies that Epson has nurtured and advanced over many years.

'His Dark Materials' Season 2 features mystical knives and a red panda
Mashable - 2020-11-16
Season 2 picks up right where we left off at in the first season. Lyra has crossed through the portal which leads her to encounter the other chosen child, Will. This new season introduces some new characters as well as new creatures and daemons.

Recto pushing for at least P100B in vaccine funding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-16
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday pressed for at least P100 billion in funding for the purchase of coronavirus vaccines next year--over five times bigger than the proposed P18 ...

Soldiers in sea clash with Abu Sayyaf get reward - 2020-11-16
Six troopers involved in the recent sea encounter with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu were given medals and cash rewards by President Duterte on Sunday.

Bitcoin Is Trading At Its Highest Since 2018
Forbes - 2020-11-16
Bitcoin prices approached $17,000 today. When will they recover the remaining distance to fresh, all-time highs?

Surigao OFW turned entrepreneur reaps success in her ventures
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
Surigao City meet Lilibeth Arce, an all-around entrepreneur who used to be an overseas Filipina worker who has embarked into entrepreneurship with many ventures. From being the chairman of Trinidad Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (TARBECO),

48 more cops catch COVID-19 - 2020-11-16
The Philippine National Police reported 48 new coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 infections among its personnel as of Sunday.

This 20-page pitch deck helped legal tech company Disco rake in $60 million from investors like Georgian Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners
Business Insider - 2020-11-16
Kiwi Camara, the ediscovery platform's CEO and cofounder, walks Business Insider through its pitch deck, outlining Disco's vision and strategy.

Dutchie Launches Customizable Cannabis e-Commerce Platform; Cookies, Native Roots Sign Up
Forbes - 2020-11-16
In an exclusive interview ahead of an official announcement, executives at Dutchie, Cookies, and Native Roots talk about the new Dutchie Plus, a platform that aims to establish itself as "the Shopify Plus for cannabis.

PHL may risk losing MCC fund access-solon
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
THE Philippines may no longer be able to access funding from the Washington-based Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) given the country's very low ratings in the institution's scorecard for 2021. In a plenary hearing on Monday,

Uber to accept fast payments in Brazil in partnership with Ebanx
Reuters - 2020-11-16
Uber Technologies Inc started on Monday to take instant payments in Brazil in partnership with payments startup Ebanx, both companies said.

Sustainability challenges to be addressed NOW
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
Despite all the difficulties the pandemic has delivered in 2020, we have no choice but to plan ahead for 2021 and beyond. Just having experienced a series of devastating typhoons, climate change has to be on our future agenda.

AirAsia holds another round of Super Sale
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
Low-cost carrier AirAsia on Monday said shoppers and bargain hunters can expect bigger and better discounts across the whole super app as it runs another round of Super Sale from November 16 to 22.

Vehicle sales slides 27.3% to 25,023 units in October
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
The automotive industry showed no signs of recovery in the opening of the holiday season, as sales declined by more than a fourth to the dismay of vehicle assemblers. In a report by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc.

Filipino homegrown companies assert dominance in 2020 Asean Business Awards in Vietnam
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
THE Philippines dominated the 2020 Asean Business Awards (ABA) held at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel in Vietnam, with homegrown companies clinching 13 out of the 53 accolades given to the most outstanding and successful firms and entrepreneurs that have made significant contributions to the economy of the Asean block.

RCBC keen to maintain digital customer base
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-16
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) plans to maintain its digital customer base through improving user experience on online platforms, its Treasurer said. We "aim to maintain this position, to be at the forefront in responding to the needs of the customers via digital solutions,

The Pentagon published cartoons depicting Russian hackers as silly bears in order to infuriate them, according to a report
Business Insider - 2020-11-16
One post depicted Russian hackers as a clumsy cartoon bear dropping Halloween Candy, and another showed a wide-eyed sloth in front of a laptop.

Microsoft Teams will now let you use more workplace apps directly in meetings
The Verge - 2020-11-16
Microsoft is introducing the ability to integrate popular workplace apps like Asana into meetings on its Teams collaboration platform. Teams meetings were previously limited to chats and channel communications,

Magnitude-6 quake shakes Surigao del Sur - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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,

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