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US deadline to sell TikTok extended to Nov. 27
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
US authorities have given the Chinese owner of TikTok two additional weeks to divest the social media sensation in order to resolve national security concerns voiced

Applied Materials' Earnings Spark Fresh Gains for Chip Equipment Stocks - 2020-11-13
Along with posting strong results and guidance, Applied offered upbeat commentary about expected 2021 chip equipment demand.

Alliance Global hikes profit in Q3 - 2020-11-13
Alliance Global Group Inc., the investment holding firm of tycoon Andrew Tan, posted an improvement in net income to P2.2 billion in the third quarter from P156 million in the second quarter.

PNB turns in P2.5 billion income - 2020-11-13
Philippine National Bank recovered in the third quarter as earnings inched up by 2.9 percent to P2.51 billion from P2.44 billion in the same quarter last year as provision for potential losses arising from the impact of the global health crisis started to taper off.

Bumble Is Said to Work With Goldman, Citi for Planned IPO - 2020-11-13
Bumble will be working with Goldman and Citi for its plan to go public during the first quarter, a media report says.

Grade 2 textbook with cartoon of drunk soldiers irks military
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
A cartoon portraying soldiers as drunkards and gamblers that is used in a social studies textbook for pupils in the Cordillera has gotten the ire of the military, prompting school

Crowded shelters might cause COVID surge-DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
The Department of Health (DOH) warned of a "very strong possibility" of local COVID-19 cases increasing further due to overcrowding in evacuation centers following the recent onslaught of

3,600 QC families evacuated due to Ulysses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
Eleven years after Tropical Storm Ondoy flooded their homes and destroyed their properties, residents of Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City found themselves reliving the horrors of the

NBI to probe killing of Manila RTC judge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday tasked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look into the fatal shooting of a 44-year-old Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge by her court

Security Bank profit sank 64% to P1B in Q3 as pandemic bites
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
Security Bank suffered a 63.9-percent year-on-year drop in third quarter net profit to P1 billion as the lender jacked up provisions for probable credit losses amid the prolonged coronavirus

The joy of living in detached homes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
For many cities, condominiums and other vertical developments seem to be the practical way to go amid a growing population and the lack of land that can be developed. After all, if more people are

First Gen makes headway in construction of vital LNG hub
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
First Gen group on Friday finally signed with McConnell Dowell (MCD) an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Batangas province, which

10-month investment pledges down 27%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
Investment pledges under the Economic Zone Authority (Peza) dropped nearly 27 percent as of October, as the government kept pushing the rationalization of tax breaks, even when critics said

The house my grandfather built
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
I grew up in a house my grandfather built, the same house my father and his siblings grew up in. My grandfather, who was an architect, grew up on that land, too. It was where he and his family

Health official says rise in Davao City Covid cases 'not alarming'
Sun Star - 2020-11-13
THE continuing rise of Covid-19 cases in Davao City is still "not alarming," according to a local health official.Dr. Ashley Lopez, Davao

Lucrative returns from prime investments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
Real estate has proven to remain stable and resilient, even during crises. Whereas other investments might become volatile in times of uncertainty, real estate is a hard asset and will always be in

Police identify presumed thief of Pope John Paul II relic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
Italian police in Spoleto said on Friday they had found the presumed thief who stole a church relic containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II. The relic of the

Sandigan affirms conviction of ex-DepEd official - 2020-11-13
The Sandiganbayan has upheld its earlier ruling sentencing a former regional official of the Department of Education to up to 12 years in prison for failure to remit P75 million worth of premium contributions of employees to the Government Service Insurance System.

This Week In XR: Hopin Scores Series B, Snaps Buy, VR Award Winners
Forbes - 2020-11-13
Hopin raises $125 M series B. The round was led by IVP with existing investors Accel and DFJ Growth, and Tiger Global joining in. The online events platform's valuation is over two billion dollars. Snap Acquires Voca.

OFWs repatriated by DFA and Owwa since May now at 300,000-Cacdac
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-13
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) reported on Friday it has assisted and returned to their hometowns some 300,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who were repatriated by the Department of Foreign Affairs,

3 quakes jolt Masbate - 2020-11-13
Three earthquakes shook Cataingan, Masbate yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the first temblor, with magnitude 3.9 occurred at around 8:10 a.m. Seven minutes later,

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu says helping small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic is part of why the company is filing to go public
Business Insider - 2020-11-13
But some restaurants say food delivery apps, including DoorDash, charge high commissions that cut into profit.

Tourist receipts down to P81 billion in 10 months - 2020-11-13
Tourist receipts dropped by 79.7 percent in 10 months this year as the ban on inbound international travel remains, the Department of Tourism said.

Security Bank allots P21 billion for loan losses - 2020-11-13
Security Bank Corp. has set aside P21.1 billion for potential credit losses in nine months as it continues to help clients survive uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Best Early Black Friday 2020 Deals From Walmart, Best Buy, and Target
New York Times - 2020-11-13
Here are the best early Black Friday deals you can expect leading up to Black Friday 2020. We're updating this page with the best sales from Walmart, The Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, Costco and more.

Makabayan bloc gathers donations; provides hot meals for typhoon victims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
A common recurring theme among people who criticize left-leaning activists is that they have not done anything for the country, especially during times of calamities --

LT Group income grows 9% to P16 billion - 2020-11-13
LT Group Inc. (LTG) posted a nine percent increase in its nine-month income to P16.1 billion. The tobacco business accounted for P12.12 billion or 75 percent of total attributable income while Philippine National Bank contributed P2.

Who really owns your life?
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-13
Granted you have a title that says you are the owner of this impressive looking house or that SUV. But is the title to your own life authentic or fake? A few months ago, I saw a riveting documentary about Walter Mercado,

The Biden Infrastructure Plan - A $300 Billion Stimulus, A $3 Trillion Ten Year Initiative, Or Both?
Forbes - 2020-11-13
The U. S. needs an immediate infrastructure stimulus of roughly $300 billion, and we need a long-term transformational infrastructure initiative on the order of $3 trillion.

Last hurrah - 2020-11-13
President Duterte announced that he would devote his remaining years in office to fighting corruption, even as he ordered the Department of Justice to start an investigation into allegations of corruption in the entire government.

Cops to draw guns on suspect drivers - 2020-11-13
Following the death of a police officer of the Highway Patrol Group in a shootout in Cavite City, HPG personnel were instructed yesterday to have their firearms on hand and draw them on suspicious-looking motorists.

PDEA destroys P12 million drugs - 2020-11-13
Around P12 million worth of illegal drugs was destroyed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Cebu City yesterday.

DTI urged to probe continued fees on struggling franchises - 2020-11-13
The Department of Trade and Industry should investigate franchisors allegedly squeezing their franchisees dry with continued fees despite temporarily halting operations due to the pandemic, a lawmaker said.

Philippines raises $106.3 billion from taxes, borrowings - 2020-11-13
The Philippines has so far raised $106.3 billion (approximately P5.13 trillion) in funds this year from tax collections, other revenues and borrowings combined, the Department of Finance said yesterday.

Delivery man slain in Manila - 2020-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- A delivery service driver was killed in Tondo, Manila Thursday night. John Barreto, 32, had just disembarked from a tricycle in front of a warehouse on Molave street when an unidentified assailant shot him repeatedly at around 8 p.m ...

Phoenix Petroleum returns to profit in Q3 - 2020-11-13
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. has returned to profitability in the third quarter, driven by higher demand from both local and overseas markets.

DOH bucks ECQ for Cebu City - 2020-11-13
There is no need to place Cebu City under enhanced community quarantine or ECQ amid the rising cases of COVID-19, the Department of Health said yesterday.

Index falls below 7,000 as market consolidates - 2020-11-13
Stocks failed to gain momentum and succumbed to losses for a second day, slipping below the 7,000-barrier at the close of trading yesterday.

5 IS-linked terrorists slain in South Cotabato - 2020-11-13
A suspected leader of an Islamic State-inspired local terror group and four others were killed during a raid in Polomok town, South Cotabato early yesterday morning.

Release dogs during emergencies, owners urged - 2020-11-13
Pet owners should unchain their dogs and unlock their cages if they are not able to have the animals evacuate with them during emergencies or disasters, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society said yesterday.

DepEd eyes load allowance for teachers, SHS students - 2020-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has requested P4 billion from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to support distance learning, including the provision of load allowance for public school teachers and senior high ...

Sayyaf leader urging soldiers to finish him off after Sulu clash arrested instead
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
A leader of Abu Sayyaf was captured on Thursday (Nov. 12) after a clash with government soldiers in Sulu province, where the homegrown terror group is known to have a

Personal shoppers, e-commerce driving SSI Group recovery
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-13
Stores Specialists, Inc. is banking on online shopping and personal shopping services to perk up sales of luxury items amid the pandemic, group president Anton Huang says.

13th month pay loans out, but employers fear funds would go elsewhere - 2020-11-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has rolled out a program to help fund the 13th month payout of small companies, but employers fear that loan terms are not attractive enough for troubled firms that may use the money elsewhere or just opt to shut down ...

Not only Marikina and Rizal: Isabela submerged, too; appeals for aid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
Residents of Sta. Maria town in Isabela province have called on the government for assistance as they also experienced massive floods due to Typhoon Ulysses. Photos sent

PlayStation 5 review: The exciting upgrade we hoped for
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-13
Sony's new PlayStation 5 comes out on November 12, and it's been hotly anticipated by gaming enthusiasts. The company's last console, the PlayStation 4, dominated the gaming world, selling far more than the Xbox One.

Man found dead in Bohol town river with torture marks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
A man was found dead in a river in Clarin town, Bohol province on Friday (Nov. 13) bearing torture marks. Edmund Supilanas, 28, and resident of Poblacion Norte village in

Greece find COVID-19 among mink at two farms - ministry official
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
ATHENS -- Greek authorities have found COVID-19 in mink at two farms in northern Greece, an agriculture ministry official said Friday. The COVID-19 strain in the mink had not mutated, the

Children of Mexican ex-drug lord El Chapo build makeshift school for poor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-13
The children of former drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman helped build a makeshift school near the Mexican city of Culiacan for families who have no access to

Maynilad, Manila Water vow normal supply this weekend
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-13
Maynilad and Manila Water say water supply will be back to normal in one to two days in the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses.

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