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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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?

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