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Typhoon Ulysses leaves 3 dead; 200K flee Luzon floods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) swept across Luzon with heavy rain and howling winds until Thursday, causing massive flooding in communities and forcing the evacuation of nearly

Credit guarantee fund for MSMEs now in place
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
Loans of small businesses struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic can now be covered by a P42.3-billion guarantee line, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). In a statement on Thursday, the

Typhoon Ulysses plunges Luzon in darkness
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) has knocked out 32 power transmission lines across Luzon and interrupted services for as many as 3.8 million customers across the franchise of Manila

Give BSP more power in fighting financial fraud, PH urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the Philippines to amend its bank secrecy law to give teeth to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in fighting financial fraud. "Significant

Ayala energy unit taking in strategic investor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
AC Energy Philippines (Acen) is gearing up for a potential P20-billion infusion from Arran Investment Pte Ltd., an affiliate of Singapore wealth fund GIC Private Ltd., for a 17.5-percent stake in the

CEO Of $10 Billion RIA Advocates For An End Of Technology Domination On Wall Street
Forbes - 2020-11-12
Richard Bernstein, CEO and CIO of Richard Bernstein Advisors, sees parallels between the current market and the technology bubble in the late 1990s.

Position For Higher Inflation Says Capital Group Fixed Income Head
Forbes - 2020-11-12
Capital Group global head of fixed income Mike Gitlin warns of the potential for higher inflation in the future.

Cries for help swamp rescuers in Rizal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
The sheer amount of rainfall as Typhoon "Ulysses" (international name: Vamco) crossed Calabarzon region and Metro Manila starting Wednesday night until early Thursday caused massive flooding in

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Accelerated Alzheimer's Risk
Medscape - 2020-11-12
New research provides biological clues as to why sustaining a traumatic brain injury can increase and accelerate dementia risk.

Luzon dams top spilling levels
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
Continuous heavy rains dumped by Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) forced operators of six dams in the Cordillera region, and Bulacan and Isabela provinces to open their

Marikina mayor: Air rescue needed as 'Ulysses' flood thousands of homes - 2020-11-12
Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro appealed for air rescue as the continued dumping of rains of Typhoon Ulysses submerged thousands of houses in the city.

Sony made the PlayStation 5 launch online-only, but that didn't keep Target and Walmart from descending into internet chaos
Business Insider - 2020-11-12
Sony intentionally didn't sell the PlayStation 5 in retail stores at launch due to the pandemic, but that didn't stop chaos from ensuing regardless.

New Reports Guide Return to Play in Athletes With COVID-19
Medscape - 2020-11-12
Clinicians counseling athletes who have recovered from COVID-19 on safe return to play now have two new reports to help guide decision-making, including a consensus document on imaging.

Sony PS5 sold out online as pandemic chills real-world retailing
Reuters - 2020-11-12
Sony Corp's PlayStation 5 (PS5) console launched in core markets on Thursday to intense interest online, but with first day real-world sales limited to pre-order pick-ups due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has driven a boom in gaming demand.

Doping: U.S. warns WADA to mind its own business
Reuters - 2020-11-12
The United States warned the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to keep out of its sovereign affairs on Thursday, refusing to remove the threat of pulling funding from the body unless reforms it demands are enacted.

Despite ACA Coverage Gains, Millions Still Suffer 'Catastrophic' Health Care Costs
NPR - 2020-11-12
President-elect Biden has vowed to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, which gave millions of Americans health insurance. But many insured people still struggle to pay for health care, research finds.

At least 74 migrants dead in shipwreck off Libya-UN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
At least 74 migrants died in a "devastating" shipwreck on Thursday off the Libyan coast, the United Nations said, the latest in a spate of migrant vessel sinkings in

PlayStation 5 has the best launch lineup of this century
VentureBeat - 2020-11-12
On its very first day, PS5 has a great library of exclusives, first-party games, and notable third-party titles.

L'Oréal rolls out a line of 'virtual makeup'
YAHOO!News - 2020-11-12
L'Oréal made the interesting decision to buy an augmented reality filter company called Modiface. Fast forward to 2020 and they've opted to roll out a line of "virtual makeup" selfie filters. Snap Cam

Facebook Messenger, Instagram will let you send messages that disappear
CNET - 2020-11-12
Facebook and its Instagram platform are taking another tip from Snapchat. On Thursday, Facebook said it's rolling out a new way to send messages in both apps that automatically disappear once a chat session is closed.

Facebook's Messenger & Instagram's New Disappearing Act
Forbes - 2020-11-12
Vanish Mode, for Facebook's Messenger and Instagram, enables users to send messages that disappear once they are viewed and the viewer leaves the conversation.

Blind Spot
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-12
YEARS ago, the actor got breast implants because he wanted his chest area to look heftier than it really is. It was for a giant billboard on Edsa and at the time, it was worth it. But things have ...

WATCH: Some QC residents prefer to go back to flooded houses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
Some residents in Quezon City opted to return to their flooded houses to pick up where they left off following the wrath of typhoon Ulysses. Watch the video showing some

Turnover for Calabarzon police command cancelled - 2020-11-12
The turnover of command for the newly designated chief of the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) police was cancelled yesterday due to Typhoon Ulysses.

Starlink's $499 starter kit fee comes nowhere close to covering SpaceX's costs for the satellite-internet electronics, telecom experts say
Business Insider - 2020-11-12
Analysts believe the $499 SpaceX charges beta users for a user terminal kit may be heavily subsidized -- and that could spell trouble in the longterm.

WATCH: Duterte wants to visit victims during typhoon but PSG stops him
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
President Rodrigo Duterte wanted to brave flooded streets and strong winds to sympathize with the victims of typhoon Ulysses on Thursday but said he was prevented by the

Ulysses maintains strength as it is about to exit PAR, Pagasa says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
Typhoon Ulysses was able to maintain its strength as it moves closer to the western border of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), state meteorologists said on

Profitability of pawnshops, NBFIs hurt as OFW remittances dip in pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-12
PAWNSHOPS and other nonbank financial institutions (NBFIs) suffered from decreased loan quality and profitability in the first half of 2020 as remittances from Filipino migrant workers significantly decreased during the period.

PLDT broadband installation seen to rise to 100K monthly - 2020-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- PLDT Inc. expects new broadband installations to grow to at least 100,000 per month as demand for its services continued to increase amid the pandemic. PLDT senior vice president and head of Home business Menardo Jimenez said ...

Taiheyo Cement building new P15 billion production line in Cebu - 2020-11-12
Japanese firm Taiheyo Cement Corp. is building a new P15-billion production line to expand its Cebu plant capacity.

COVID-19 vaccine - 2020-11-12
People are not happy, but what else can they do as hospitals are once more swamped with COVID-19 patients. On the bright side, if you can call it one, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that Pfizer was able to get results so quickly because the pandemic was so bad.

Of alternative facts, covfefe, and MAGA - 2020-11-12
I lived in the United States. My education was thoroughly American from kindergarten to Georgetown, except for law school at Ateneo.

Barbie prioritizes health & family - 2020-11-12
The coronavirus pandemic has taught Barbie Imperial to put priority on her health and family rather than her other concerns in life.

OCTA sees 440,000 virus cases by November 30 - 2020-11-12
The OCTA Research group has projected a total of 425,000 to 440,000 COVID-19 cases in the country by the end of November.

4 ships crash as Ulysses hits - 2020-11-12
Four ships crashed as strong winds brought by Typhoon Ulysses buffeted Metro Manila yesterday. In Navotas, an abandoned fishing vessel rammed a bridge at past midnight. Navotas disaster risk reduction and management officer Vonne Villanueva said the fishing vessel crashed into the Road 10 bridge and destroyed the railings and a solar-powered lamp post.

Manila Water income sinks 24% to P3.2 billion - 2020-11-12
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. registered a 24 percent decline in its nine-month net income to P3.2 billion amid lower contributions from its domestic operations due to the pandemic.

New Pru Life insurance plan comes with cancer coverage - 2020-11-12
Pru Life Insurance Corp. of UK has introduced a new investment-linked insurance plan, which provides protection against the financial burden caused by cancer.

PhilGuarantee opens P42.3 billion credit window for small firms - 2020-11-12
State-run Philippine Guarantee Corp. has opened P42.3 billion in credit guarantee facilities to support micro, small and medium enterprises struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Finance said yesterday.

Ayala Corp. earnings down to P11.4 billion - 2020-11-12
Ayala Corp. reported a net income of P11.4 billion in the first nine months of the year, down 75 percent from the previous year.

Signs of recovery - 2020-11-12
Catanduanes after Super Typhoon Rolly looks like Eastern Samar after Super Typhoon Yolanda. Calabarzon and Metro Manila, meanwhile, have been among the hardest hit by Typhoon Ulysses.

Train trips stopped due to Ulysses - 2020-11-12
The Department of Transportation yesterday announced that the operations of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, Light Rail Transit Line 1 and Line 2 and the Philippine National Railways were "suspended until further notice" after Typhoon Ulysses battered Metro Manila.

IMF cites constraints in bank supervision - 2020-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Weaknesses in the legislative framework as well as bank secrecy continue to hinder the effective supervision of banks by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Based on the latest ...

Singapore state fund invests P20 billion in AC Energy - 2020-11-12
An affiliate of Singapore state fund GIC Private Ltd. is looking to acquire a 17.5-percent stake in AC Energy Philippines Inc. (ACEN) through a deal valued at approximately P20 billion.

Sheraton, Hilton hotels open for staycations - 2020-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Five-star hotels Sheraton Manila and Hilton Manila will begin accepting guests for staycations this month. Sheraton Manila general manager Anna Vergara said the hotel would be opening its doors for staycation starting today and would be following protocols mandated by the government.

Fraudsters making a killing amid boom in e-commerce - 2020-11-12
Fraudsters are taking advantage of the surge in electronic commerce transactions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to FICO, a Silicon Valley-based analytics software firm.

80% of Filipinos expect a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-12
The latest SWS survey also shows that 80% of Filipinos are expecting a medicine for COVID-19 treatment next year.

80% of Filipinos expect a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-12
The latest SWS survey also shows that 80% of Filipinos are expecting a medicine for COVID-19 treatment next year.

13 hurt as LPG tank explodes in Olongapo - 2020-11-12
Thirteen members of a family were injured when a liquefied petroleum gas tank exploded in Barangay Gordon Heights in this city yesterday.

5 dead, 9 missing as Ulysses triggers landslides in Vizcaya mining village
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
Five people were dead and nine others were missing in landslides that hit a mining community at the village of Runruno in Quezon town, Nueva Vizcaya and believed

Power outage hits Senate, work suspended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-12
A power outage due to Typhoon Ulysses on Thursday resulted in the cancellation of work in the Senate in Pasay City. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms

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