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Bohol set to reopen to tourists on Nov. 15
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-29
The island province of Bohol is set to reopen doors to domestic tourists on November 15, officials said Thursday. "Magbubukas na po para sa turismo ang island paradise na Bohol mula po akinse ng Nobyembre,

2 guards in Pampanga return lost P200,000
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
Two civilian security personnel of the Pampanga provincial government on Wednesday turned over to the owner the P200,000 they found inside a toilet at the

SWS: Less than 30% of Filipinos believe in accuracy of COVID-19 tally - 2020-10-29
Results of a Social Weather Stations poll said only 23% are convinced that government figures are "probably right," while 39% believe that such are overreported, and 31% said it is less than the real picture or underreported. The SWS had 1,249 respondents ...

P488M worth of infra, crops lost to Typhoon Quinta in Quezon province
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
Typhoon Quinta brought at least P488 million in damage to agriculture and infrastructure in Quezon province, Governor Danilo Suarez said Thursday. "Sa pagdating naman sa

Bicol fishers banned from sailing as new storm nears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
Fishermen across Bicol region were banned from sailing starting Thursday, Oct. 29, in anticipation of stormy weather this weekend, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in the region

PH1 World Developers bring extra condo space at no extra cost to QC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
PH1 World Developers ("PH1 World"), an affiliate of MySpace Properties Inc., is launching its first high-rise condominium project, offering residents more out of each unit -- by providing

Over 700 Filipinos in UK, Ireland infected with COVID-19 -- PH envoy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
Over 700 Filipinos in the United Kingdom and Ireland have been infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Philippine Ambassador to the UK Antonio Lagdameo said

Gov't debt briefly eases from record after P300-B BSP payment - 2020-10-29
Outstanding debt eased from a record-high and declined to P9.37 trillion as of last month, down 2.6% from August level, the Bureau of the Treasury reported on Thursday.

Discover the best cloud-based workplace for your remote team with Lark
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-29
Cloud-based business solutions play a huge part in this new work normal, where physical office spaces are being replaced with virtual workplaces. A cloud-based, digital future for work Through ...

Severe tropical storm 'Rolly' enters Philippines - 2020-10-29
Weather forecasters said Rolly (international name Goni) was last seen at 1,505 km east of Central Luzon at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Currently, it has the strength of 110 kph maximum sustained winds as well as gustiness of up to 135 kph, as it moves ...

Liter of Light wins the Startup Energy Transition Award 2020 for Quality Access and SDG-7
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
Liter of Light just won the Startup Energy Transition Award 2020 in the Quality Access and SDG-7 category. Out of 570 applications from 90 countries in the region, it is the only Philippine

Solon appeals: Task force probe should not exempt anyone, even 'untouchable' officials
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 29)-- No official should be spared from the government-wide corruption investigation to be conducted by the newly-created "mega task force," a lawmaker ...

DILG head in Negros Occidental dies of COVID-19 complications
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
BACOLOD CITY -- The head of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Negros Occidental died at past 11 p.m. on Wednesday after being infected with the coronavirus disease ...

Samsung reports bumper profits but warns of slump ahead
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-29
Samsung reported bumper profits on Thursday, but warned that things won't be so rosy in the coming months as smartphone competition ramps up and demand for memory chips slows.

Majority of Filipinos believe climate change will affect their lives -- Harvard study - 2020-10-29
The research published by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on October 20 showed that 71% of Filipinos believed they would be at least somewhat affected by the impacts of climate change.

Hontiveros flags P23 allocation per Filipino in need of mental health drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday flagged the "alarmingly low" 2021 budget allocation for mental health-related medicine, which she said would equate to only P23 for ...

Government debt dips slightly in September to ?9.4T
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 29) -- The national government broke the sustained monthly rise in unpaid debt in September, with the tally dipping 2.6% after settling a balance.

Manila offers drive-thru RFID installation this weekend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
Manila residents may install the radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers on their vehicles through a drive-thru site at the Kartilya  ng Katipunan City of Manila this

BTA passes Bangsamoro Administrative Code - 2020-10-29
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The 80-member Bangsamoro interim parliament has approved the proposed Regional Administrative Code essential to the setting up of an efficient autonomous government covering the five provinces of the region. The approved Bill ...

Tropical depression outside PAR develops into tropical storm; new LPA spotted
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-29
The center of tropical storm Goni, which will be named "Rolly" once it enters PAR, was last spotted 1,705 kilometers east of Central Luzon, according to the weather update issued by the ...

Tropical storm approaches PAR; brewing cyclone spotted off Mindanao - 2020-10-29
Moving west at 10 kilometers per hour, it may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility Thursday morning or afternoon.

Live your passion at Sky Arts Manila
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-29
The modern urban dwellers and students in Metro Manila want to have it all. They want to enjoy their passions without losing focus on their goals and their daily grind in an environment that allows them to live the life they want.

A full powerhouse support for graduate students
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-29
While common considerations are faculty credentials and university reputation, graduate alumni emphasize the importance of having a proper support system as a key to finishing a degree. There are several factors in choosing a graduate school.

Museum in Denmark brings witch-hunts to life
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
The fire crackles and a woman shrieks as flames lick her body, burning her alive -- a museum in Denmark is bringing the dark period of witch-hunting to life. Located in the

A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has captured the planet's colorful electrical outbursts -- 'sprites' and 'elves' -- for the first time
Business Insider - 2020-10-28
Jupiter's lightning seems to produce brilliant flashes of light high above its water clouds -- alien versions of Earth's red sprites and elves.

Daily Crunch: Apple seems pretty interested in search
TechCrunch - 2020-10-28
Apple might be building a Google competitor, Audible adds more podcasts and an ad measurement company raises $350 million. This is your Daily Crunch for. The big story: Apple seems pretty interested in search Apple has a growing interest in search technology and might even be

This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused?
New York Times - 2020-10-28
An approach called contingency management rewards drug users with money and prizes for staying abstinent. But few programs offer it, in part because of moral objections to the concept.

Will We See A Technology Repatriation Post-Covid?
Forbes - 2020-10-28
Almost overnight, even the least tech literate companies were forced to move business to the cloud, buy collaboration platforms, and start using SaaS applications to keep their business running and their employees safe.

Spike in cases preventable if public sticks to rules - DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
The Department of Health (DOH) reiterated on Wednesday that while COVID-19 cases may rise as the economy slowly reopens, spikes in the number of new infections can be prevented if the public would ...

Bangsamoro allots P500M for local palay purchase
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
The Bangsamoro government has set aside P500 million from its contingency fund to buy rice from farmers in the region at a price higher than those

Government Signs Deal For COVID-19 Treatments From Eli Lilly
NPR - 2020-10-28
The federal government plans to distribute 300,000 doses of the drug at no cost, but that doesn't mean treatment will be free. Intravenous infusion charges can run more than $1,000.

Ombudsman suspends 8 PhilHealth officials
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Ombudsman Samuel Martires suspended for six months without pay eight senior officials of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) who are facing administrative and ...

Teachers to DepEd: Can we use some of 437 vehicles?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
Underpaid and overworked teachers on Wednesday asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to assign some of the 437 vehicles purchased by the department to the task of distributing modules to remote

PTC, Rockwell Automation expand digital transformation pact
ZDNet - 2020-10-28
PTC and Rockwell Automation have expanded a digital transformation strategic partnership. The duo, which has worked with 250 new customers so far, has expanded the alliance to inc

Muntinlupa bans karaoke sessions during weekdays - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Muntinlupa government has banned karaoke sessions during weekdays to avoid loud noises that will distract students attending online classes. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed an ordinance prohibiting the use of karaoke, videoke and ...

Former Uber Exec Accused Of Stealing Trade Secrets For Bezos-Backed Startup
Forbes - 2020-10-28
The lawsuit alleges Beacon CEO Fraser Robinson stole trade secrets from California logistics company Vanguard.

Black Chief Resident Dies After Childbirth, Highlights Tragic Trend
Medscape - 2020-10-28
Chaniece Wallace, MD, a chief pediatric resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, died on October 24 after complications from preeclampsia 4 days after giving birth prematurely by cesarean delivery,

Hospitals in Wisconsin, Texas under strain as COVID-19 cases surge
Reuters - 2020-10-28
UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin has been rushing to convert available space into units for COVID-19 patients, as the state's medical facilities struggle to keep pace with a surge in new infections.

Tax perks for e-vehicle parts-makers reviewed
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-28
Local manufacturers of parts for electric vehicles will soon be eligible to avail of tax breaks, as they are listed as a priority beneficiary of fiscal incentives under the Corporate Recovery and ...

HHS Loosens Restrictions on COVID Relief Fund Spending
Medscape - 2020-10-28
Responding to the concerns of physician and hospital associations and some members of Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has backed off from recent reporting requirements for groups that have received payments from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF),

DFA vows severe penalty for envoy who abused maid - 2020-10-28
The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday vowed to impose "severe" penalty on Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro for maltreating her Filipina housemaid.

Genesis already makes terrific cars -- now it just has to win US buyers away from Mercedes and BMW
Business Insider - 2020-10-28
With vehicles more solid than its brand recognition, Genesis just has to let its products speak for themselves -- and be patient.

Robredo, aides negative for COVID-19 - 2020-10-28
Vice President Leni Robredo and her staff members have tested negative for COVID-19 days after they were exposed to an individual who contracted the disease.

Megawide offers to absorb NAIA employees in takeover bid - 2020-10-28
Thousands of Ninoy Aquino International Airport employees will not lose their jobs due to the NAIA rehabilitation project, the private consortium contracted by the government said yesterday.

CHOOSE PINAS, BUY LOCAL: Local businesses, consumers embrace e-commerce following pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-28
More than ever, online business transactions this year has become an infinite marketplace where conducting business has become more convenient and efficient for both vendors and vendees.

More firms tapping debt market for funds - 2020-10-28
Publicly listed companies are tapping the debt market for new offerings to raise funds for refinancing and expansion.

Energy group supports ban on new coal plants - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (CEED) has welcomed the moratorium on the endorsement of new greenfield coal power plants, but urged for the further phase-out of coal plants in the country to be able to provide ...

More jeepneys to ply Metro Manila routes - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Beginning tomorrow, 507 more traditional jeepneys will resume operations in four routes in Metro Manila, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFBR) said yesterday. The LTFRB said a total of 29,227 traditional ...

UN Secretary-General calling for social contract for new world governance
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-28
They want a say in decisions that affect their lives. "The New Social Contract, between governments, people, civil society, business and more, must integrate employment, sustainable development ...

2 suspected gunrunners slain in Rizal sting - 2020-10-28
Two suspected gunrunners were killed in a sting in Pililla, Rizal yesterday. The Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group said Jake Pingal Anden and his unidentified cohort drew their guns when they sensed they had transacted with undercover agents in Barangay Halayhayin at around 3:05 a.

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