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Peso slips as data show contraction in manufacturing activity
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-03
THE PESO slipped versus the dollar on Tuesday on data showing the manufacturing industry contracted in October and ahead of the results of the presidential election in the United States. The local unit closed at P48.

Aboitiz unveils expansion plans for West Cebu Industrial Park
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-03
Cebu Industrial Park Developers Inc. (CIPDI)--a joint venture between the Aboitiz Group and the Tsuneishi Group of Japan--is set to expand West Cebu Industrial Park (WCIP) to take advantage of strong demand from foreign and local locators for industrial spaces.

Platypus fur glows greenish-blue under UV light, new research found
Business Insider - 2020-11-03
The discovery that the platypus grows suggests mammals could have evolved fluorescent fur more than 150 million years ago.

Marketing Is Still An Art (And A Science)
Forbes - 2020-11-03
When managing a marketing campaign, it requires and equal balance of creativity and intelligence. Too much of one or the other, may steer you in the wrong direction. This marketing case study from Restaurant Furniture Plus,

Pagasa turns focus on Siony as Rolly finally exits PAR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
Tropical Storm Rolly, internationally known as Goni, finally exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Tuesday night, nearly a day after it was predicted to

T-bill rates ease across the board - 2020-11-03
The Bureau of the Treasury borrowed more from domestic creditors as Treasury bills fetched lower rates amid strong demand from investors due to the benign inflation environment.

Chelsea realigns assets with sale of shares in Dito Telecommunity - 2020-11-03
Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. is selling common and preferred shares of Dito Telecommunity Corp. to Dito Holdings Corp.

Higher Philippines, Malaysia sales fuel Petron rebound in Q3 - 2020-11-03
Petron Corp. returned to profitability in the third quarter as sales volume improved in line with a restart in economic activities on easing quarantine restrictions.

Connecticut Presidential Race Results
New York Times - 2020-11-03
Election results from National Election Pool/Edison Research. By Michael Andre, Aliza Aufrichtig, Gray Beltran, Matthew Bloch, Larry Buchanan, Andrew Chavez, Nate Cohn, Ma

NHA suspends amortization, lease payments - 2020-11-03
The National Housing Authority has approved a two-month suspension of amortization or lease payments for residential account holders in all existing NHA projects as well as for commercial, industrial and institutional accounts.

Manila reopens COVID-19 test centers - 2020-11-03
Manila reopened its drive-through and walk-in COVID-19 testing centers yesterday, days after these were temporarily closed due to Tropical Storm Rolly.

8 held for drugs - 2020-11-03
"Business establishments are enjoined to adopt multiple and staggered work shifts (workers are to be allowed to adopt work shift schedule starting at e.g., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and so on) to allow more workers to report to work but still maintaining the physical distancing requirements,

BOC seizes P60 million smuggled cigarettes - 2020-11-03
The Bureau of Customs has intercepted P60 million worth of smuggled cigarettes as the government continued to step up its campaign against smuggling.

Siony gains strength, may make landfall as typhoon - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
Tropical Storm Siony, internationally known as Atsani, started to intensify on Tuesday night as it hovered over the Philippine Sea, giving rise to the possibility that it

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Start a Business in Your Twenties
Entrepreneur - 2020-11-03
A 24-year-old co-founder shares why students and young adults make great entrepreneurs and how to be successful at any stage of life.

More than 100 million voted early in US election - watchdog
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
More than 100 million Americans cast their ballots in advance of Tuesday's Election Day, according to the US Elections Project watchdog, a record figure largely attributed to

Massachusetts Presidential Race Results
New York Times - 2020-11-03
Election results from National Election Pool/Edison Research. By Michael Andre, Aliza Aufrichtig, Gray Beltran, Matthew Bloch, Larry Buchanan, Andrew Chavez, Nate Cohn, Ma

Google's Waymo is pulling its self-driving cars out of San Francisco in case violence erupts around the election
Business Insider - 2020-11-03
The company will also stop testing on San Francisco's streets for the next two days as the 2020 presidential election unfolds.

Some of tech's biggest names donated millions of dollars ahead of the 2020 election, and most of it went to Democrats
Business Insider - 2020-11-03
The 2020 election has seen major spending from millionaire and billionaire donors, including those who hail from the tech industry.

Duterte asked to redirect P16-billion anti-rebel funds for typhoon relief-rehab efforts
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-03
PRESIDENT Duterte's administration was asked to redirect "a portion" of the P16-billion anti-insurgency fund for urgent relief and rehabilitation efforts to help victims of the destructive supertyphoon that struck the country at the weekend.

After tumultuous campaign, an uneasy American electorate heads to polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
Americans head to the polls on Tuesday to conclude a bitter and divisive U.S. election campaign, as Republican President Donald Trump seeks to overcome Democratic rival Joe Biden's

Converge taps US firm for high-speed internet backbone nationwide - 2020-11-03
Fiber internet service provider Converge ICT has tapped US-based technology firm CommScope to deliver high speed connectivity across the country.

Tropical Storm Siony moves closer to PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Siony (international name: Atsani) blew closer to the Philippine landmass on Monday, as Typhoon "Rolly" (Goni) exited the country. But the Philippine

PCG man killed in Port Area - 2020-11-03
A member of the Philippine Coast Guard was killed by an assailant who chased him to his house in Port Area, Manila before dawn yesterday.

Abra village chief gunned down - 2020-11-03
A barangay chairman was killed in a gun attack in Barangay Lipcan, Bangued, Abra yesterday. Jason Bergonia, 34, was driving a truck on his way to buy fish, which he sells at his stall, when he was shot,

Aboitiz, Tsuneishi expanding industrial park joint venture - 2020-11-03
Cebu Industrial Park Developers Inc., a joint venture between the Aboitiz Group and the Tsuneishi Group of Japan, is expanding the West Cebu Industrial Park to meet strong demand for industrial spaces from both local and foreign locators.

The world, Asia and China in the post-Trump era - 2020-11-03
The US presidential election should be over by the time Filipinos wake up today in our shores. In a day or two, if not more quickly, we will know if Donald Trump will return for a second term.

Stocks extend gains as PSE adds more sectors - 2020-11-03
Share prices inched up yesterday, the start of the protracted trading week, to sustain the gains last Friday as the local bourse steps up efforts to encourage more listings.

Bicol governors seek more aid - 2020-11-03
Governors in provinces in Bicol hardest hit by Typhoon Rolly have appealed for more aid from the national government.

The world could change tomorrow... or not. - 2020-11-03
By the time this column is published, we will all be in the thick of the US elections and waiting for the announcement of the next president of the United States.

MRT-3 speeds up trains to 50 kph - 2020-11-03
For the first time in six years, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 increased the speed of its trains to 50 kilometers per hour starting on Monday, the Department of Transportation reported yesterday.

P36 million shabu seized in Cavite; 3 arrested - 2020-11-03
At least 5.3 kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P36.04 million were confiscated from three suspected drug dealers in Bacoor City, Cavite on Monday night.

7 Abu Sayyaf slain in sea clash with soldiers - 2020-11-03
Seven Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed in an encounter with soldiers in Sulu Sea before dawn yesterday. Ground forces identified two of the fatalities as Madsmar and Mannul Sawadjaan, brothers of Jolo suicide bombing mastermind Mudzrimar "Mundi" Sawadjaan.

Various toys being sold without proper labels - EcoWaste Coalition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
EcoWaste Coalition found 44 toys that lacked proper labels in violation of the Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act, or Republic Act.No. 10620. The toys being sold in the

Will we get it wrong again? - 2020-11-03
Europe is in the midst of a pretty bad second wave of COVID infections. For us, thanks to DOH Sec. Francisco Duque, we are only now seemingly getting out of the first wave.

Gradual pullout of monetary measures vs COVID-19 urged - 2020-11-03
Policymakers should be careful with the withdrawal of monetary policy easing measures as the COVID-19 pandemic gradually comes under control, according to the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research.

Emirates rolls out new biometric path for seamless travel - 2020-11-03
Emirates has beefed up efforts to entice more Filipinos to travel to Dubai amid the pandemic. The Dubai-based airline said it has launched an integrated biometric path at the Dubai International Airport that provides a contactless airport experience for passengers traveling from and through Dubai.

KKR investing in telco towers - 2020-11-03
Global investment firm KKR is expanding its presence in the Philippines with an investment into the telecom sector.

BDO trust unit hits milestone P1 trillion assets under management - 2020-11-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The trust arm of BDO Unibank Inc. achieved a milestone as assets under management (AUM) breached the P1-trillion level despite uncertainties brought about by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. BDO senior vice president and trust ...

Bus hits tricycle; 2 dead - 2020-11-03
Two men died when their tricycle collided with a mini bus in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte on Monday. Police said Flaviano Macatumbas Jr., 44, and Gerome Querabo, 29, were declared dead on arrival at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Batac City.

Bench, Citicore ink RE supply deal
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-03
Citicore Energy Solutions, Inc. (CESI), the retail electricity supply (RES) arm, of Citicore Power Inc., will start supplying renewable energy (RE) to the Bench headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Atopic Dermatitis: Upadacitinib Effective in Two Phase 3 Trials
Medscape - 2020-11-03
The JAK inhibitor, currently approved for rheumatoid arthritis, yielded improvements in skin clearance, itch, and quality of life for nearly 1700 patients with moderate to severe disease.

Petron net loss hits P12.6 billion but sales slowly improving
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-03
Petron Corp. on Tuesday reported a net loss of P12.6 billion from January to September this year as against a net income of P3.6 billion in the same period a year ago due to lower revenues because of a slump in sales.

Another Negros Occidental hospital converted into COVID-19 facility
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
Another hospital in Negros Occidental has been converted into a facility exclusive for COVID-19 patients. Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, said the 50-bed Valladolid

Man, 68, is latest COVID-19 fatality in Bohol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
TAGBILARAN CITY--A 68-year-old man from Tubigon town, Bohol province died of COVID-19 on Sunday (Nov. 1). Dr. Cesar Tomas Lopez, spokesperson of the Bohol Inter Agency Task Force

Taking control of diabetes just got easier with telemedicine
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-03
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many doctors started providing care via telemedicine. Now, patients with diabetes can easily reach out to their doctors to help manage their condition with the help of virtual consultations.

LOOK: Robredo visits Rolly-battered Catanduanes, Albay; gives aid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
Vice President Leni Robredo visited on Tuesday afternoon the province of Catanduanes, which was among the Bicol areas hardest-hit by Super Typhoon Rolly this past

Unlocking the value of property assets
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-03
Eleven years ago, a brand-new asset class was created in the Philippines when Republic Act 9856 lapsed into law without being signed by then President Gloria M. Arroyo. Also known as the Real Estate Investment Trust Act of 2009,

Big push under way for Latino turnout in battleground Arizona
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
When a brass band, mariachi musicians, and a folk dancer wearing a dress embroidered TU VOTO CUENTA -- "your vote counts" -- paraded through her West Phoenix neighborhood,

The six emerging desirable traits of successful entrepreneurs
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-03
Entrepreneurship is the process of creating and seizing an opportunity and pursuing it regardless of resources currently controlled. This is a generally acceptable definition of entrepreneurship, which evolved from the work done at Harvard Business School cited by Timmons in 1994.

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