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Philippines Oct inflation picks up to three-month high
Nasdaq - 2020-11-05
Philippine annual inflation beat market forecasts in October to hit a three-month high, driven by the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index, though it was within the central bank's projectedrange.

Rolly leaves ?11-B damage to infrastructure and agriculture
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-05
Super Typhoon Rolly left over ?11 billion in damage to infrastructure and agriculture after it swept through areas of Luzon over the weekend into Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says.

Rural banks told: Fund agriculture growth to boost recovery
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-05
THE Philippine economy is strong enough to recover the 1.2 million jobs lost during the lockdown, but travel restrictions are slowing efforts to expand business activities, according to the ...

US stocks rally, shrugging off unfinished presidential contest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-04
Wall Street stocks powered higher Wednesday, shrugging off uncertainty over the still-unresolved US presidential election and embracing the positives of the likelihood of divided

Pagasa: Signal No. 2 in Batanes, parts of Babuyan Islands due to Storm Siony
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-04
No. 2 was raised over Batanes and the eastern part of the Babuyan Islands (Balintang Island, Didicas Island and

PAGASA raises Signal No. 2 in Batanes and east of Babuyan Islands due to Siony
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
Batanes and the eastern portion of Babuyan Islands are now under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 as Severe Tropical Storm Siony moves west towards the Luzon Strait.

DOTr secures P1.3B funds for bike lanes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-04
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has secured the P1.3-billion funding for the installation of a bike lane network in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao as part of its pandemic recovery plan. The

Ayala energy unit gets P442-M infusion to accelerate projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-04
AC Energy Philippines Inc. (ACEN) has cued an infusion of P442 million into its subsidiary ACE Endevor Inc. to help in the development of power projects that will be built from scratch and for the

No matter who wins the election, America will still be in a jobs crisis
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
It's not yet clear who will win the election, but no matter who ends up on top, one of the biggest priorities for the next administration is indeed clear: fixing America's broken job market.

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users
TechCrunch - 2020-11-04
TikTok confirmed today it has taken down videos spreading election misinformation that had been posted to two high-profile Republican-supporting accounts, The Republican Hype House and The Republican Boys.

FIT Unfit for Inpatient, Emergency Settings
Medscape - 2020-11-04
The inappropriate use of the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is common in hospital settings and emergency departments, and its use should be curbed, investigators advise.

Uber and Lyft had an edge in the Prop 22 fight: their apps
The Verge - 2020-11-04
The victory of Prop 22 in California could set a precedent for how companies use technology to lobby for political outcomes The apps told California voters to vote yes on. And the voters listened. Uber and Lyft spent over $200 million on the ballot measure to keep their drivers classified as independent contractors,

Rigorous Study Backs A Psychedelic Treatment For Major Depression
NPR - 2020-11-04
Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic" mushrooms, appears to relieve the symptoms of major depression.

Do you have a beauty business? L'Oreal and Facebook will give free workshops for entrepreneurs in Mexico
Entrepreneur - 2020-11-04
They will create multiple workshops for beauty entrepreneurs, dermatologists, stylists and makeup artists, to increase the digital reach of their businesses.

Why Tens Of Thousands Of Companies Rely On Amazon Aurora To Power Their Most Important And Demanding Applications
Forbes - 2020-11-04
From their arrival in the 1970s, relational databases mostly supported rather boring if important back office applications with a handful of users and relatively small amounts of data.

Pagasa warns against complacency as Siony keeps its strength
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-04
Severe Tropical Storm Siony, internationally known as Atsani, managed to maintain its strength Wednesday night, prompting state meteorologists to advise people in Northern

When It Comes To Enterprise Implementations, Agile Is Not The Latest Business Fad
Forbes - 2020-11-04
A new project methodology - known as Agile - is being embraced to improve business processes. However, Agile is not new when it comes to implementing enterprise applications. There are strong advantages to this methodology in this area.

Shocking Rate of Caregiver Abuse in Adults With Advanced MS
Medscape - 2020-11-04
More than half of patients with advanced multiple sclerosis report mistreatment by their unpaid caregiver, with psychological and financial abuse the most common.

California just passed a major privacy law that will make it harder for Facebook and Google to track people and gather data
Business Insider - 2020-11-04
While Prop. 24 is only active in California, it will effectively apply to all of the US because of the state's huge influence on the tech industry.

Montgomery County Could See More COVID Restrictions, As Cases Trend Up In D.C. Region
NPR - 2020-11-04
Capacity limits on social gatherings and on the number of people allowed in shops, restaurants and places of worship would be halved.

Peloton salaries revealed: Here's how much engineers, analysts, product managers, and more make at the at-home fitness company
Business Insider - 2020-11-04
Peloton is thriving during the pandemic. Here's a snapshot of what the fitness giant pays employees based on 2020 federal H-1B visa application data.

Typhoon Rolly agriculture losses estimated at P2.94 billion
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-04
The Department of Agriculture on Wednesday reported that the total damage and losses due to Supertyphoon Rolly is now at P 2.94 billion. In a bulletin, the agency said the damage and losses affected 31,

Life got worse for 82% of adult Filipinos in the past year - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) - Four out of five Filipinos believed that their quality of life got worse in the past year, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather ...

NCIP flagged over lavish meals, hotel accommodations
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
The Commission on Audit has scolded the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples for spending P4.815 million on meals and accommodations at high-end restaurants, resorts and hotels.

Go Negosyo then and now
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
Last Monday, we had our first 15th anniversary episode under the theme, Go Negosyo: Then and now. In the special Mentor ME Online episode, pioneer advocates Rosalind Wee of W Group, Johnlu Koa of French Baker,

Mall sales, outdoor dining back in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
Mall sales and outdoor dining in Quezon City restaurants are now allowed to help the economy recover while maintaining the highest standards of prevention against COVID-19, Mayor Joy Belmonte announced yesterday.

Share prices gain anew ahead of US poll results
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
The stock market index rallied closer yesterday to the psychological 6,500 level as investors hoped for a clear winner and a peaceful turnout of the US presidential elections.

Motorists without RFID to be given ticket
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
Starting Dec. 1, motorists passing the North Luzon and South Luzon Expressways with no RFID stickers attached to their vehicles will be penalized by the Land Transportation Office.

Pangasinan town bans karaoke, videoke sessions
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
Videoke and karaoke sessions are banned in this town for the entire schoolyear. Mayor Ramon Guico issued an executive order on Tuesday imposing the ban for the benefit of students attending online classes as well as employees working from home.

Infrastructure spending down 16% from January to September
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
Government spending on infrastructure slowed down by 16.5 percent in the first nine months as the coronavirus pandemic caused delays in construction activities and discontinuance of projects, the Department of Budget and Management reported yesterday.

Same tax treatment for all online gambling
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
The tax treatment for online gambling, whether done onshore or offshore, is the same after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. gave casino operators the green light to accept bets online, according to the Department of Finance.

Exports rise for 1st time in 8 months
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
Exports rose in September, the first time since February, boosted by demand from China which is already recovering from the pandemic, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.

Davao mandates use of QR code
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The use of quick response or QR code will be mandatory in this city to facilitate contact tracing. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio issued an executive order (EO) on the use of QR code starting Saturday amid a surge in confirmed cases ...

Suspended La Union mayor reinstated
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- The mayor of San Fernando City in La Union returned to work yesterday after serving his suspension for six months. Hermenegildo Gualberto reassumed his post after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG ...

MPIC core earnings down 38% to P7.7 billion
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), the listed tollways and infrastructure conglomerate chaired by tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, reported a core net income of P7.7 billion in January to September. This is lower by 38 percent than ...

Fire hits Binondo
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
At least 40 families were left homeless in a fire that reached second alarm in Binondo, Manila yesterday. The fire broke out at a three-story residential building along Valderama street, according to arson probers.

Senate to probe P20 billion NIA projects
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
The Senate is set to conduct an investigation into alleged anomalies in the procurement of nearly P20 billion worth of projects by the National Irrigation Administration last year.

Ex-Cebu town mayor fined over unliquidated cash advances
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
Former mayor Esteban Sia of Ronda, Cebu has been asked to return to the municipal government his unliquidated cash advances from 2007 to 2010 totaling P2.597 million.

EDITORIAL - A year-round necessity
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
With some people still missing from the past two cyclones and rebuilding of ruined houses still to start, another storm is expected to hit the country tonight or tomorrow.

Term deposit yields up further
philstar.com - 2020-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Term deposit rates rose further as preference shifted to the longer tenor as cash-rich banks continued to park excess funds in the liquidity absorption facility, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. BSP Deputy Governor ...

Gunman barges into hospital, kills EJK survivor under treatment - health worker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-04
An unidentified gunman barged into a hospital in Angono, Rizal, on Wednesday morning and shot dead a man being treated for gunshot wounds in the head that he got in an earlier

Albay mulls 'quarry holiday' to remove debris along Mayon Volcano
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
Albay (CNN Philippines, November 4) - Albay province may hold a "quarry holiday" where all quarry contractors will enjoy unlimited time to extract volcanic debris and aggregates at the slopes of ...

At least 20 hotels struggling to help OFWs due to OWWA ?250-M debt
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 4) -- At least 20 hotels who are accommodating overseas Filipino workers as quarantine facilities are now struggling to maintain their services since the ...

Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after mass stranding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-04
Sri Lanka's navy and volunteers rescued 120 pilot whales stranded in the country's biggest mass beaching, but at least two injured animals were found dead,

77 y/o congresswoman, 2 House staff infected with COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A 77-year-old congresswoman and two more employees of the House of Representatives were found positive for SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus disease that causes

Wall Street got the election night it feared the most
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
Investors hoped a clear outcome from the US election would quickly materialize Tuesday night, eliminating a key source of uncertainty in a tumultuous year. Their wish didn't come true.

Teens who spend more time in extracurricular activities and less time in front of screens have better mental health, study finds
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
(CNN) -- If you're worried about your kids' mental health, particularly because of the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing mandates, less screen time and more extracurricular activities will ...

Private, public sectors adjust as pandemic alters the shape of the PHL labor market
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-04
THE sky above the labor market has been shaded a light red as pink slips fell after the government attempted to sandbag a rampaging coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Latest data from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported that as of October 25,

GrabFood cyclists hit booking system amid 'sharp decline' in delivery jobs
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
A number of GrabFood bikers expressed dismay over what they said was a sharp drop in delivery jobs by Grab Philippines, compared to those given to motorcycle-riding counterparts.

China halts Ant Group's giant IPO after dust up with billionaire Jack Ma
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-04
Ant Group's highly anticipated IPO has been suspended following a meeting between the company's billionaire co-founder Jack Ma and regulators in China, an abrupt move that threatens what was due to be the largest share sale in history.

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