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2 more Luzon areas under Signal No. 3 as Rolly moves towards Bicol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
Two more areas were placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3 as Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) continues to move west-southwestward towards the

Philippines orders 200,000 to evacuate as Typhoon Rolly nears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
More than 200,000 people in the Philippines were ordered to evacuate their homes Saturday as the most powerful typhoon of the year so far barrels towards the country, with authorities warning of

Extensive damage expected from Typhoon Rolly -- NDRRMC - 2020-10-31
NDRRMC Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad said that "heavy to very heavy damages" are expected in the areas along the Typhoon Rolly's forecast path.

Army gears up for Typhoon Rolly rescue, relief missions in S. Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
The Philippine Army in the Tagalog region is on standby and ready to extend assistance to affected residents as Typhoon Rolly (international name "Goni") is

Yap clarifies: Take away budget from agency execs involved in corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
MANILA, Philippines -- ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric Yap on Saturday clarified his proposal before the bicameral conference committee of cutting or scrapping the budget of government agencies proven

Philippines orders 200,000 to evacuate as Typhoon Rolly nears - 2020-10-31
More than 200,000 people in the Philippines were ordered to evacuate their homes Saturday as the most powerful typhoon of the year so far barrels towards the country, with authorities warning of "destructive" winds and storm surges.

Signal No. 3 in Catanduanes as Typhoon Rolly inches closer to Bicol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
No. 3 was raised over Catanduanes as Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) inches closer to the Bicol region, the

US judge sets up fresh roadblock in Trump bid to ban TikTok
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
A US federal judge on Friday issued an injunction temporarily blocking an executive order by President Donald Trump aimed at banning TikTok, throwing up a legal roadblock

N. Samar health worker succumbs to COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
TACLOBAN CITY - A 58-year-old female health worker from Las Navas, Northern Samar succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday. According to the health office of

DPWH finishes construction of quarantine facilities for health workers in S. Leyte
Gov - 2020-10-31
MAASIN CITY, Oct. 29 (PIA) -- Work on quarantine units intended for health workers fighting Covid-19 in the province has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office here reported. "These facilities are solely for use ...

Biden, Trump barnstorm heartland in election home stretch
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden waged pitched battles for the American Midwest on Friday, chasing every last vote with four days to go in a region that

Panasonic Introduces nanoe X technology for PHL market
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-31
Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC), the manufacturer, importer, and distributor of Panasonic products in the country announced today that, in collaboration with a global contract research organization Texcell*1,

DoH stresses health protocols in evacuation centers
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-31
The Department of Health urged local government units to make sure that health protocols in their evacuation centers will still be observed amid typhoon "Rolly."

Bicol archbishop calls for prayers as Typhoon Rolly looms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona of the Archdiocese of Caceres has urged the faithful to pray for safety and protection from Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) as

Scientists want tax on meat consumption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
Policymakers should consider levying taxes on livestock production and meat consumption to reduce the risk of future deadly pandemics, international experts said on Thursday, as they published

Typhoon Rolly nears Bicol region, Signal No. 2 in 4 provinces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
MANILA, Philippines - Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) roared closer to the Bicol region Saturday morning and may still intensify into a super typhoon, the Philippine Atmospheric,

Raps filed vs 12 PhilHealth, hospital officials as NBI probes COVID claims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-31
The National Bureau of Investigation has filed graft complaints against eight officials of Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and four officers of a private hospital in Cebu

Super typhoon slams into Philippines, 1 million evacuated
Business Insider - 2020-10-30
A super typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines with "catastrophic violent winds" early Sunday and about a million people have been evacuated in its projected path, including in the capital where the main international airport has been ordered closed,

Metrobank 3rd quarter profit plunges by 78%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
Ty family-led Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. saw in the third quarter the steepest decline in net profit so far this year as it beefed up provisions for loan losses that might arise from business ...

FirstGen unit going into small-scale LNG distribution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
First Gen Corp. said its subsidiary FGEN LNG Corp. was looking at going into small-scale distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) within the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Batangas ...

SWS: Filipinos willing to follow COVID contact tracing rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
Filipinos are willing to comply with COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts which are crucial to mitigate the spread of the virus, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey show.

10 BIFF men surrender - 2020-10-30
More than 200 BIFF members have surrendered to the 6th ID since 2017. Uy thanked local government units for initiating dialogues with BIFF leaders to convince them and their followers to return to the fold of the law.

Farmer moves to Manila to seek treatment for son with leukemia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
From farming rice fields in Oriental Mindoro province, Ariel Babao now waits on tables at a restaurant in Sta. Ana, Manila, to make it easier for his son, six-year-old Jhariel, to undergo chemotherapy

Ombudsman confident with DOJ corruption probe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
Despite expressing confidence in the Department of Justice (DOJ) capability to investigate corruption issues hounding the government, the Office of the Ombudsman has assured

'Cardio-obstetrics' Tied to Better Outcome in Pregnancy With CVD
Medscape - 2020-10-30
A multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team-based care model may help improve cardiovascular care for pregnant women with cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study.

DILG-Negros exec dies of COVID-19 - 2020-10-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) office in Negros Occidental has died due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. Ferdinand Panes, 60, who was confined in a hospital in Iloilo, suffered ...

Budget cuts seen to worsen services
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
Slashing the budgets or defunding corruption-hit government agencies will only lead to poorer public services, lawmakers said as they debated the proposal of the House appropriations committee

Stocks recover losses, end week in the green - 2020-10-30
Share prices recovered yesterday from one of the worst selloffs in months Thursday, ending the week on a positive note.

DOLE set to distribute P13-B fund
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is ready to give out P13 billion in funds from the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act to help workers displaced by the pandemic, according to ...

Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week
KAAL TV - 2020-10-30
Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe. Investors have been dismayed by lack of progress in talks between the White House and Congress on new U.

COA flags DepEd for P1.9-B unliquidated cash advances
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
State auditors have called out the central and regional offices of the Department of Education (DepEd) for accumulating over P1.922 billion in unliquidated cash advances in 2019. The Commission on ...

3 Metro cities hailed as most bike-friendly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
Pasig, San Juan and Marikina were hailed as the most bicycle-friendly cities in Metro Manila in the first ever Mobility Awards, which recognize leadership efforts in making urban spaces conducive to

New Technologies Aim to Improve Ovarian Cancer Detection
Medscape - 2020-10-30
A conversation with ovarian cancer expert Rebecca Stone, MD, on the latest developments in surveillance and diagnosis.

Health stakeholders convene on opportunities and challenges for prioritizing cancer care amid pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-30
Cancer remains an important issue for Filipinos with over 140,000 new cancer cases and approximately 80,000 cancer deaths recorded in 2018, making it the second leading cause of mortality in the Philippines.

What small game studios need to know about security -- before they launch (VB Live)
VentureBeat - 2020-10-30
Join a panel of tech and operational experts to learn how new game studios can start strong, stay safe and prepare to scale.

World Bank sees 5% drop in remittances
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
The World Bank expects remittances from Filipinos living and working overseas to decline by 5 percent this year even as the Philippines will remain the fourth-biggest recipient of these dollar inflows

US STOCKS-Wall St slumps as tech stocks slide, COVID cases jump
Nasdaq - 2020-10-30
U.S. stocks fell on Friday, dragged down by a slide in shares of tech heavyweights following their quarterly results, with a record rise in coronavirus cases and nerves over the presidential election adding to a downbeat mood.

Senator pushes for more centers of excellence on teacher training
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-30
SEN. Sherwin T. Gatchalian is eyeing an increase in the number of centers of excellence that will boost the quality of education and training for aspiring teachers. In a Senate panel hearing, nonprofit organization Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) reported that there are only 74 centers of excellence and

Why Teladoc Health Stock Was Falling Today
The Motley Fool - 2020-10-30
Shares of the telehealth specialist slipped after it completed its merger with Livongo and as tech stocks fell broadly.

Torre Lorenzo more than ready for the new normal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
How do we keep our youngsters in line during these critical times? How do we ensure their safety especially once physical classes resume in the near future? How do we steer them away from poor

Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook's Earnings Calls: What Stood Out in Each - 2020-10-30
September quarter iPhone sales weren't quite as bad as they might first look, and Amazon's online grocery momentum accelerated further in Q3.

The Galleon: A quintessential choice for property investment
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-30
Spotting opportunities in real estate can be tricky. Moreso during a crisis when dips in prices and slowdown in demand could easily sway one to play safe instead. Today for instance, the COVID-19 ...

This Drone's Feathered Wings Can Open and Close Like a Bird's
Gizmodo - 2020-10-30
The bird-like drone can also make quick turns, dives, and perform deft aerodynamic maneuvers with almost as much agility as a quadcopter can.

Online giants will have to open ad archives to EU antitrust regulators
YAHOO! - 2020-10-30
Dominant tech companies will have to explain how their algorithms work under proposed new EU rules and also open up their ad archives to regulators and researchers, Europe's digital and antitrust chief said on Friday.

Government prepares for Covid-19 mass immunization drive
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-30
Preparations for the government's planned mass immunization drive for Covid-19 are now officially underway with a new issuance from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

The RetroBeat: The Video Game History Foundation is on the hunt for source code
VentureBeat - 2020-10-30
Video Game History Foundation co-directors Frank Cifaldi and Kelsey Lewin talk about the importance of source code preservation.

Jim Cramer Calls Alphabet Earnings Best Quarter He's Ever Seen - 2020-10-30
At last check, Alphabet shares were trading 6.3% higher at $1,657. They closed the regular Thursday session up 3.1% to near $1,557. The revenue figure reflects higher spending from advertisers in search and the video platform YouTube "as well as continued strength in Google Cloud and Play,

Bugatti unveils a super light hypercar that can top 300 mph
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-30
The Bugatti Bolide, a name that comes from French slang for 'very fast car' according to Bugatti, is a concept car designed solely for track driving and not for use on public roads.

Space investors will see into the future at TechCrunch Sessions: Space
TechCrunch - 2020-10-30
If the projections are to be believed, the amount of money swirling around the space industry is poised to grow considerably over the next decade. Consider that the aviation giant Boeing estimates that the aerospace market will reach $3 trillion in market size between now and 2029.

Truck plows into group of children; 1 dead - 2020-10-30
GUMACA, Quezon, Philippines -- A seven-year-old boy died when a 10-wheeler truck plowed into a group of children and rammed a tricycle and two houses along Maharlika Highway in Barangay Inaclagan in this town on Thursday. Maj. Rodelio Calawit, town police ...

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