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Bongbong Marcos asks Justice Leonen to inhibit from poll protest case vs Robredo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos on Monday asked Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen to inhibit from his poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. "If truth be told, the scathing pronouncements of Associate Justice Leonen in a number of landmark cases,

Peso soars to over 4-year high as dollar demand slumps - 2020-11-09
The peso opened the week rallying to its highest level in over 4 years on Monday, a milestone largely emanating from tepid demand for dollars coming in tandem with a weak economy. The local currency firmed up at P48.

Here's how US stores are changing Black Friday for the pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-09
(CNN) - Black Friday is officially Black November. Also parts of October. And December, too. The shopping spectacular is getting a pandemic-induced makeover, with many major retailers starting ...

US crosses 10M COVID-19 cases as third wave of infections surges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
The United States became the first nation worldwide since the pandemic began to surpass 10 million coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally on Sunday, as the third wave of the COVID-19

Latino Democrats tell Mexican president to get with the program and back Biden
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
The Mexican president's hesitation over congratulating Joe Biden on his U.S. presidential election win drew flack from several Latino Democratic lawmakers, warning it risked

Reset, rebound: companies adjust to the next normal with cloud solutions
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-09
Companies can still rebound amid the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by finding agile, secure, reliable, scalable, and cost-efficient ways through the

Tokyo's Nikkei index hits 29-year high after Biden win - 2020-11-09
TOKYO, Japan -- Tokyo stocks surged over 2% to end at a 29-year high on Monday after Joe Biden was elected the next US president in a close contest that eventually delivered the outcome investors expected.

Ahead of typhoons, agriculture gives fresh growth boost in Q3 - 2020-11-09
Farm output was an unusual bright spot for an economy that likely shrank anew last quarter, albeit at slower pace.

Meralco restores power in typhoon-hit areas - 2020-11-09
The Meralco crew worked continuously to clear debris and restore electric service in areas badly hit by two successive typhoons that recently hit the country: Typhoon Quinta, a category-3 typhoon that brought strong winds and rains from October 23 to October 27,

Despite nationwide decline, DOH reports spikes in COVID-19 cases in 4 areas
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- The Department of Health said four areas are recording an increase in new COVID-19 cases despite the downtrend in the country's daily tally.

Under a Biden administration, PH hopes for shift in immigration policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Malacañang on Monday expressed hope for a policy shift in immigration and for undocumented Filipino immigrants to get a legal status under the administration of US

TD Ulysses slightly intensifies ahead of expected Bicol, Quezon landfall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Tropical Depression Ulysses on Monday accelerated and slightly intensified ahead of its forecast landfall in the vicinity of the Bicol region and

Biden presidency likely to raise focus on human rights situation in PH -- ex-presidential spokesman
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9)-- A United States government led by President-elect Democratic bet Joe Biden would likely give emphasis on the human rights situations around the globe, including in the Philippines, a former official said Monday.

Ulysses to slightly intensify, accelerate over West Philippine Sea - 2020-11-09
In its latest bulletin, state weather bureau PAGASA said that Ulysses was moving northwest at 40 kph and packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.

Virus more destructive to economy than initially thought in Q2 - 2020-11-09
GDP shrank an annualized rate of 16.9% from April to June, worse than the preliminary 16.5% year-on-year slump reported in August.

Trade, investment discussed at European-Philippines business summit - 2020-11-09
The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines supported the European-Philippine Business Summit led by the European Chamber of Commerce Philippines, or ECCP, on October 30.

Pagasa: Heavy rainfall warning raised over provinces Aurora, Isabela
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
A heavy rainfall warning was hoisted over the provinces of Aurora and Isabela on Monday morning, the state weather bureau said. In an advisory, Pagasa said orange warning

Up to 60% of Fil-Am voters estimated to have voted for Biden, says PH envoy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
An estimated 60 percent of the around two million Filipino-Americans eligible to vote in the United States voted for Democrat Joe Biden, Philippine Ambassador to the US

Philippines Q2 GDP contraction revised to 16.9% y/y from 16.5%
Nasdaq - 2020-11-09
The Philippine economy contracted 16.9% in the second quarter from a year earlier, worse than the preliminary estimate of a 16.5% decline, the statistics agency said on Monday. MANILA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The Philippine economy contracted 16.

CEOs, now is the time to reach out to your employees
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-09
That's why now is a good time for CEOs and other leaders to reach out to their employees, said Jocelyn Kung, CEO of The Kung Group, a leadership coaching and organizational consulting firm. "This is affecting people at such a visceral level.

Meralco power bills to fall in November - 2020-11-09
For a typical household consuming 200 kilowatt per hour, the adjustment will be equivalent to "a decrease of around P8" in their November bill.

New US ambassador to PH may be named in January 2021 - Romualdez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
A replacement for former US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim will probably be named in January next year,

Dishwashers: Are they worth the investment?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
In an average Filipino home, we are used to doing chores by hand -- especially when it comes to washing dishes. This is one of the first things that parents teach their children since it helps build a

On Agility (Leading in disruptive times, Part 2)
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent."  - Bill Gates The textbook definition of agility is the ability to move

Pagasa: Rainy Monday as Ulysses nears landmass, Tonyo exits PAR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Tropical Depression Ulysses will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to many parts pf the country, particularly the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas and

Continuing RFID mess - 2020-11-09
It is wrong for the DOTr to insist on the Dec. 1 deadline for all vehicles to get RFIDs to use on the tollways. Given the number of vehicles that must be registered, the tollway companies will simply be overwhelmed. The tollway companies are trying their ...

Storm Eta lashes Cuba, aims for Florida
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Tropical storm Eta brought strong winds and torrential rain to Cuba on Sunday after having cut a destructive and deadly path through parts of Central America and southern

Coronavirus latest: Russia, Iran and Philippines record daily highs
NIKKEI - 2020-11-08
Pfizer says its experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective, a major victory in the fight against a pandemic that has killed more than a million people, battered the world economy and upended daily life.

Peso may rise on US vote results
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-08
Week on week, the peso strengthened by 18 centavos from its P48.40-per-dollar finish on Oct. 30. Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. Chief Economist Michael L. Ricafort said the peso strengthened after the partial results of the US presidential election showed Mr.

Why pollsters erred on US presidential election outcome
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-08
How come some of the major American pollsters got the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election wrong? According to an expert pollster, this could be attributed to

P150 million smuggled cigarettes seized - 2020-11-08
At least P150 million worth of smuggled cigarettes from Indonesia were seized by the Philippine Navy in the waters off Tawi-Tawi on Friday.

New COVID-19 cases highest since Oct. 19 - DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 2,442 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday, the highest since Oct. 19 while 54 deaths were also recorded, the most number of fatalities since Oct. 28,

Another Negros mayor catches COVID-19 - 2020-11-08
Another mayor in Negros Occidental has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID 19. Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca of Victorias has recovered from the disease and is set to be discharged from a private hospital in Bacolod City.

Notice of data security incident
Mashable - 2020-11-08
The types of data in the database included first and last names, general location (such as city or country), email addresses, gender, date of registration, IP addresses, links to social media profiles,

How Long Are You Contagious With Covid-19? Asymptomatic Woman Sheds Coronavirus For 70 Days
Forbes - 2020-11-08
Nevertheless, 70 days is how long a 71-year-old woman shed live and infectious Covid-19 coronavirus, according to a case report recently published in Cell. A team from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Victoria A.

Camarines Sur villages still submerged in flood
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-08
Gerlie Belza had to rent a motorized boat from fishermen in Barangay San Roque Madawon, Nabua town, Camarines Sur province, to check on their school, which was

PSEi seen gaining this week - 2020-11-08
Share prices are expected to strengthen this week with the next resistance of the Philippine Stock Exchange Composite index seen at 6,700 level.

Neda warns of higher food prices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-08
The Philippines is bracing for higher food prices amid an expected prolonged wet season and the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has sought additional support

Great gift ideas: Personalized denim jackets and skin-care trial sets
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-08
ARE you buying gifts for family members, friends and colleagues this Christmas? Many people have lost their jobs and others are uncertain about their futures, so will gifts still be part of our holidays?

HPG vows justice for slain traffic cop - 2020-11-08
The police Highway Patrol Group yesterday vowed to give justice to a traffic officer who was killed during a shootout with a motorist that he flagged down in Cavite on Friday.

3 Reasons Qualcomm Is A Screaming Buy
Forbes - 2020-11-08
After reporting great earnings November 4, I see three reasons this stock has further to rise: Licensing-related legal problems in the rear view mirror (I have no financial interest in the securities mentioned in this post).

GDP likely contracted by 11.5% in Q3 - 2020-11-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Economic output in the third quarter likely contracted at a slower pace of 11.5 percent coming from a record contraction in the second quarter, according to UK-based market intelligence company IHS Markit. In a report, IHS Markit ...

Fire hits textile warehouse - 2020-11-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A fire of unknown origin broke out at a textile warehouse in Makati on Saturday night. The Bureau of Fire Protection said the blaze started in the building at the corner of Bakawan and Mayapis streets in Barangay San Antonio at ...

Man shot dead in Tondo; drugs eyed - 2020-11-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Police are looking into illegal drugs as a possible motive for the killing of a 40-year-old man in Tondo, Manila on Friday. The family of admitted that he had been involved in drugs, according to Capt. Henry Navarro, chief of the ...

Cop shot during training - 2020-11-08
A police officer was wounded after he was accidentally shot by a fellow officer during a marksmanship training at a Philippine Air Force camp in Batangas over the weekend.

TD Ulysses may become a typhoon before possible Bicol landfall Wednesday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Depression Ulysses is expected to continue intensifying and may even become a typhoon before it makes landfall somewhere over the Bicol Region probably on Wednesday.

Palace says Duterte to work with Biden based on respect
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-08
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is looking to improve ties with the United States under President-elect Joseph Biden, according to the presidential palace. "We look forward to working closely with the new administration of President-elect Biden anchored on ...

Stronger PHL-US ties seen under Biden presidency
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-08
Lim said in a statement. However, there is a possibility that the Biden administration may raise corporate and income taxes. "If (Mr.) Biden eliminates current tax cuts, we may see a plateau in remittances from the US, which is the biggest source for the ...

Yolanda communities assured of basic needs - 2020-11-08
Malacañang vowed yesterday that relocation sites for families displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 would have access to basic needs.

DOE names 4 projects of national significance - 2020-11-08
Four new power projects have been named energy projects of national significance in October, according to the Department of Energy

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