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Filinvest Mimosa+ sustains progress amid pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-27
With these new developments, Filinvest Mimosa+ has built a top-of-mind, year-round business, and leisure destination away from the congested and frantic urban core. Easily accessible at the Clark ...

Big Tech Could Be In Big Trouble Next Year Under Biden--Even As Amazon, Apple, Facebook Prepare For Another Monster Quarter
Forbes - 2020-10-27
Better-than-expected results on Thursday are likely to draw investor praise, but they could also provide fodder for heightened regulatory scrutiny.

How an influencer is using TikTok and Instagram to make over $5,000 per month after the pandemic 'ruined' her real-estate career
Business Insider - 2020-10-27
Vi Lai is a TikTok and Instagram skincare influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers. She explains how she earns money using affiliate links.

SC urged to reverse Cardema proclamation - 2020-10-27
Youth leaders filed before the Supreme Court yesterday a petition asking the SC to reverse a decision of the Commission on Elections proclaiming Duterte Youth party-list Rep. Ducielle Cardema as a member of the House of Representatives.

Philippines, Japan to discuss infra-funded projects - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials from Manila and Tokyo are set to hold a meeting today to discuss infrastructure projects that are financed by the Japanese government, the first conference of such under the new administration of Japan Prime Minister ...

DOH warns of uptick in leptospirosis cases - 2020-10-27
The Department of Health is expecting to see a surge in leptospirosis cases following the floods brought by Tropical Storm Pepito and Typhoon Quinta.

Covestro reports third-quarter profit beat on strong Asia, furniture units
Reuters - 2020-10-27
German chemicals maker Covestro reported forecast-beating third-quarter profits on Tuesday, citing cost cuts and a recovery from a pandemic-induced slump driven by strength in its Asia-Pacific and furniture component units.

Cop in female Grab driver altercation faces summary hearing -- IAS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
The police officer involved in an altercation with Grab driver Florence Norial will face summary hearings for criminal cases, the chief of the Philippine National Police

Workers test positive for COVID-19 - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Philex Mining Corp. and Apex Mining Co. Inc. have suspended operations in their mine sites after some employees tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a regulatory filing, Pangilinan-led Philex said it ...

Fall armyworms inflict P300 million losses to corn - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Agriculture has estimated that economic losses due to the infestation of fall armyworm has reached P300 million as the disease marches its way to more provinces in the country. The infestation has so far affected ...

DA lifts ban on pork imports from Belgium - 2020-10-27
The Department of Agriculture has lifted the temporary ban on pork imports from Belgium after being cleared of African swine fever.

Pandemic shows up gaps in GDP metrics in region-Apec unit
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-27
In February, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) disclosed that the latest rebasing and revising of the GDP is expected to better reflect the performance of business-process outsourcing (BPO ...

Filipina domestic workers in Qatar report abuse, exploitation - AI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
Filipino domestic workers were among those who reported experiencing abuse and exploitation in Qatar despite government reforms aimed at improving their working conditions, an

Vivant turns over four Science Labs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
The Vivant Group recently turned over newly-completed science laboratories to four schools in Metro Cebu. Vivant Energy Corporation, through Vivant Foundation, has completed the retrofitting of ...

Corporate socialism? - 2020-10-27
The pandemic lockdowns brought world economies to their knees. Corporations reeled from the impact of business disruptions on their cash flow and indeed for some, wondered about the viability of their business model. But worst hit are people who lost jobs ...

PNP eyes online platform for travel permit - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing an online platform where non-essential travelers, including locally stranded individuals (LSIs), can access documents for their local travel. PNP deputy chief for administration Lt.

PNP virus count tops 7,000 - 2020-10-27
The number of police officers who contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 rose to 7,054 after 20 more tested positive for the virus.

P2.4 million marijuana destroyed in Ilocos Sur, Benguet - 2020-10-27
DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines -- Anti-narcotics operatives have uprooted 8,100 fully grown marijuana plants and 10,000 seedlings with an estimated value of P2.4 million in Ilocos Sur and Benguet yesterday. A report from the Ilocos police said the marijuana ...

Vintage bomb explodes in Nueva Ecija; 1 dead - 2020-10-27
CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines -- A vintage bomb exploded in a junkshop in Zaragosa, Nueva Ecija on Monday, leaving one person dead and another wounded. Col. Marvin Joe Saro, Nueva Ecija police officer-in-charge, identified the fatality as Robert Dupra.

Cebu Air divests, buys out stakes in SIAEC tieups - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu Air Inc., the operator of budget carrier Cebu Pacific, is buying out its partner in a maintenance, repair and overhaul company, while also selling its entire stake in another MRO firm to optimize operational efficiencies.

Index down as risk averse investors take profit - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- With investors taking profit as they remained risk averse due to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases, share prices went downhill for a second straight day. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slipped to 6,415.08, down 76 ...

PSALM demands payment of P671 million in overdue debt - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has issued notices demanding two firms to pay their overdue obligations amounting to P671.16 million, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. According ...

Quinta death toll reaches 4; 13 missing - 2020-10-27
Quinta left the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday but a new weather disturbance is expected to enter the country in the next 48 hours. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 remained hoisted over Kalayaan Islands, the ...

Philippines lifts temporary ban on pork importation from Belgium
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) - The Philippines has lifted the temporary ban on the importation of pigs and pork products from Belgium, including boar semen for breeders. According to ...

Entire government machinery needed for cleanup vs corruption-Guevarra
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-27
The first order of business, he said, is to organize and determine the composition of the main task force and come up with an overall strategy on how to implement their new role as the government ...

Gordon wants costly charges for COVID-19 test at airports probed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Richard Gordon on Tuesday flagged the prices of COVID-19 test being charged by some private laboratories at airports, saying the government should look into the matter.

Jack Ma is making history again with the Ant IPO, and getting even more wealthy while doing it
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
(CNN) --Billionaire tech tycoon Jack Ma is raising more than $34 billion in yet another record breaking IPO, further cementing his place in history as one of the world's great tech entrepreneurs.

This is what the new Burger King and Popeyes drive-thrus will look like
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
(CNN) -- Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons are getting new drive-thrus to boost sales in the coronavirus age. Restaurant Brands International, which owns the three brands, said Tuesday that it ...

The new normal would be better if humanity learns its lessons well
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-27
AFTER a slow start in the Clark bubble, Meralco and Alaska sprang back to life behind the... Competencies refer to the functional knowledge, skills, attitude and values that we acquire as we ...

Converge unfazed by slump in share price
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-27
But he said he remains optimistic because Converge has "sound fundamentals and business strategy," which will allow the company to bounce back. Villanueva said the pandemic has affected ...

Philippines weighs starting dormant nuclear plant
NIKKEI - 2020-10-27
MANILA -- A debate is brewing over the introduction of nuclear energy into the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte decided recently to explore the feasibility of using nuclear power by ...

Man allegedly kills wife after 8 days of fasting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
A man was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife after fasting for eight days during the Narvatri festival in Chhattisgarh, India.

A fugitive Chinese businessman's high-profile bet in Myanmar
NIKKEI - 2020-10-27
Several Chinese business leaders in the Philippines accused She of doing ... Chinese financial and business news media group Caixin. Nikkei recently agreed with the company to exchange articles ...

DOT reminds officials to remain professional after regional director's controversy
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- The Department of Tourism on Tuesday reminded its officials to remain professional, after one of its regional directors was caught in a viral video ...

Taiwan same-sex couples to join military wedding for first time
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
Two Taiwanese soldiers and their civilian same-sex partners will tie the knot at a mass wedding hosted by the military on Friday in another gay rights landmark in Asia. Taiwan is at the vanguard ...

Villar lauds DPWH team for Skyway Stage 3 completion - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar commended yesterday the DPWH Task Force responsible for speeding up the road right-of-way (ROW) acquisition for the soon to be opened Skyway Stage 3 project. "We are on ...

Resetting education for 4IR - 2020-10-27
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and regarded as a pioneer in the personal computer era, had said in one 1995 interview that "I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer,

Quinta batters Luzon; thousands displaced - 2020-10-27
Typhoon Quinta battered the southern part of Luzon including Metro Manila Sunday night and yesterday, leaving at least two dead and 19 people missing, flooding rural villages and forcing thousands of villagers to flee to safety,

HSBC plans to speed up restructuring as profits drop 36%
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
(CNN)-- HSBC is speeding up its mammoth restructuring plan as the bank continues to grapple with ongoing headaches, from ultra-low interest rates and geopolitical tensions to the economic impact ...

17-year-old marries 15-year-old in Indonesia, adding to long list of child marriages
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
JAKARTA -- The recent marriage of a 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has put a spotlight on the high prevalence of child marriages in the province. Fifteen-year-old

Boy with improvised bike made by dad gets a real one, plus gifts from good Samaritans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
A 3-year-old boy from Santa Maria, Laguna whose dad surprised him with an improvised bicycle, received a real one from a good Samaritan.

Fighting cock kills police chief in Northern Samar raid - 2020-10-27
Monday's freak accident in the central province of Northern Samar happened when Lieutenant Christian Bolok picked up a fighting cock as he gathered evidence of the unlawful event.

PH now allows 100% foreign ownership in large-scale geothermal projects
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- The Philippines has allowed foreign companies to fully own large-scale geothermal projects in the country in a move away from coal towards renewable ...

Consumer group wants Quezon power firm probed for charging higher rates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
MANILA -- Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares and consumer group Matuwid na Singil sa Kuryente (MSK) convenor David Celestra-Tan on Tuesday asked for a probe of a coal power plant in Quezon province ...

Cases of leptospirosis drop by 66% from January to August -- DOH
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- Leptospirosis cases in the country have dropped by 66% from January to August this year, according to a report by the Department of Health's ...

What is a travel pass-through permit? COVID-19 Task Force explains
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- Non-APORs (authorized persons outside residence) can now secure a travel pass-through permit (TPP) for destinations with eased travel restrictions.

Pandemic seen deterring future FDI in Southeast Asia - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Greenfield investments in Southeast Asia dropped by over a third in the first half, UN economists said Tuesday, as investors shelved plans to conserve cash in the face of an economic onslaught brought by the pandemic. A report by ...

New CCC to facilitate trade and improve health and safety protocols
Gov - 2020-10-27
Meanwhile, Sub-port Collector, Ms. Elenita Abaño emphasized the benefits of CCC as it also establishes better health and safety protocols for the benefit of stakeholders and personnel. "We prioritize the welfare of our employees and our stakeholders by ...

3 missing fishermen found dead in Catanduanes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
The bodies of the three fishermen reported missing at the height of Typhoon "Quinta" (international name: Molave) were found in the waters off Bato, Catanduanes on

Government ends energy neutrality, favors renewables ahead of boom - 2020-10-27
The moratorium on new coal plant applications was announced in tandem with the relaxation on foreign ownership limits in geothermal energy.

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