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PLDT to continue capex expansion
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Telecommunications and digital services provider PLDT Inc. is poised to continue ramping up its capital spending to new heights in the "foreseeable future" as it continues to expand its network and roll out 5G. PLDT chairman ...

ABS-CBN taps new platforms for movies
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN is pushing through with the production of local movies, but will be tapping on new platforms for their release as most cinemas remain closed due to the pandemic. ABS-CBN said its film unit would begin releasing its newly ...

Girl, 13, raped, killed in Isabela
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- A 13-year-old girl, believed to be a victim of rape, was found dead in a creek in Barangay Bella Luz, San Mateo, Isabela on Tuesday. Town police chief Maj. Darwin Urani said the body of the victim, which bore signs ...

SMC: Skyway Extension 70% complete
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp. is on track to complete the northbound section of the Skyway Extension project by December, SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang announced yesterday. Ang said the structure of the northbound section ...

P3.4 million shabu seized in Zamboanga
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Anti-narcotics agents seized half a kilo of shabu with an estimated street value of P3.4 million in a sting in Sitio Logoy Grande in this city on Tuesday night. Brig. Gen. Jesus Cambay Jr., Zamboanga peninsula police ...

Skyway extension from Susana Heights to Sucat ready by December
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 28) -- The northbound section of the Skyway Extension project from Susana Heights, Muntinlupa on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to Sucat, Paranaque can ...

DOJ identifies five priority agencies in government-wide corruption probe
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 28) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has identified the five priority government agencies that will be investigated by the multi-agency task force against ...

Pagasa: Thunderstorm warning up in Metro Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
Thunderstorms may prevail in Metro Manila within 12 hours, the weather bureau warned on Wednesday. "Thunderstorm is MORE LIKELY to develop over #NationalCapitalRegion

Boeing will lay off another 7,000 workers as losses mount
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Boeing announced it will cut an additional 7,000 jobs as its losses continue to mount following a plunge in revenue.

Salceda: Tax legal online sabong, other electronic betting games
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Legal online sabong (cockfight) and other electronic betting activities should be taxed, House ways and means committee chairperson Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In filing

Boomi Partners with Aible to Equip Business Users with AI Insights
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-28
The United Nations (UN) in the Philippines has mobilized some P1.4 billion through 150 Covid-19 rapid-response activities ... Boomi, a Dell Technologies business and leading provider of ...

'Quinta' costs estimated over P400 million in damages -- NDRRMC
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Quinta (international name: Molave) left in its wake over P400 million in damages to agriculture and infrastructure the regions in its path, along with nine casualties, the government's disaster coordination council ...

MVP also wants to buy Shell's stake in Malampaya
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 28) -- Businessman Manny Pangilinan is reviving his push to join the Malampaya consortium with an offer to buy Shell Philippines' stake in the natural gas ...

Tropical depression approaching PH may become typhoon before landfall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
The tropical depression outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is forecast to likely intensify into a typhoon prior to its landfall possibly this weekend, state

Año: Gag order vs Parlade red-tagging not fair, but he must show proof
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday said it is "unfair" to give a gag order to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio

Congress Wants to Change Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Because It Doesn't Like the Way the Internet Works
Inc - 2020-10-28
The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on Section 230 with the CEOs of the big social media platforms. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a monitor behind a stenographer as he testifies remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and ...

EDITORIAL - Disaster health protocols
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
As the images from the typhoon area showed, observing COVID health protocols can be challenging if not impossible when disaster strikes. Families rendered homeless by Typhoon Quinta or who fled rampaging floods huddled with others at cramped evacuation ...

The Philippine Economic Association of 1933
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
As prospects for political independence loomed on the horizon in 1933, thoughtful Filipinos, leaders and professionals in their different fields of interest, decided to form an association concerned with the economic future. The Philippine Economic ...

From legislation to execution
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
The Road to Economic Recovery was held last Oct. 21, headlined by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto who delivered the keynote address followed by a panel discussion with Cherrie Atilano, Manuel Dayrit,

Local airlines suffer huge losses in Q3
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
Losses of local carriers Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia Philippines remained huge in the third quarter on the back of travel restrictions and stringent requirements.

Lacson files resolution to investigate red-tagging allegations
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 28) -- A lawmaker filed a resolution seeking an investigation on the controversial red-tagging by some military officials. Senate Resolution 559 by Senator ...

Protests in Italy over new restrictions turn violent
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-28
Protesters turned out by the hundreds in Turin, Milan and other Italian cities and towns on Monday to vent their anger, sometimes violently, at the latest pandemic restrictions that force restaurants and cafés to close early and shutter cinemas,

New York Times: Tax records show Trump had over $270 million in debt forgiven after failing to repay lenders
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
President Donald Trump has had more than $270 million in debt forgiven since 2010 after he failed to repay his lenders for a Chicago skyscraper development, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Ombudsman suspends PhilHealth officers in ?2.7-B questionable cash advances
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 28) -- Eight officers of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corporation were suspended for their alleged involvement in anomalous cash advances worth ...

Sisters repeatedly stab security guard who asked them to wear face masks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
Two sisters beat up and stabbed a security guard 27 times because he allegedly asked them to wear face masks and sanitize their hands.

DOT urges tourism MSMEs to avail COVID-19 loan program
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines - Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday encouraged micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to avail themselves of the CARES for Tourism Rehabilitation ...

Philippines gets fresh World Bank loan for Customs upgrade
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is set to receive a fresh loan from the World Bank to fund the decades-long upgrade of customs procedures to reduce opportunities for corruption and trim trade costs. In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based ...

DOF looking to launch e-receipts, online invoice system for businesses in 2021
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
The Department of Finance is targeting a 2021 pilot run for its plan to shift to e-invoicing and digital receipts, a move seen to streamline tax payments and monitoring.

Lockdowns enforced as more mines report COVID-19 outbreaks
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 28) -- Several mines in the country are now reeling from COVID-19 outbreaks, with underground sites now on temporary lockdown to prevent further infections.

Health stakeholders convene on opportunities and challenges for prioritizing cancer care amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
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

At these companies, workers are required to take time off
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
You can take as much time as you need. And you don't have to submit requests, track days or worry about saving time for any unplanned events. But several companies have found that workers often end up taking less time off instead of more.

Defensor: Raps vs Duque over PhilHealth mess may range from negligence to graft
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The recommended case against Health Secretary Francisco Duque over the alleged anomalies in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) could range from gross ...

Gordon says PhilHealth should pay remaining P561-M debt to PRC in 3 days
Rappler - 2020-10-28
Senator Richard Gordon, Philippine Red Cross chairman, said that the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) should pay its remaining P561 million-debt to PRC in 3 days.

Airlines will struggle long after passengers feel safe to fly again
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
(CNN) - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the worst financial crisis in the history of the airline industry. But when the health crisis is over, airlines' financial problems will probably ...

DOH logs 2,053 new COVID-19 cases; public urged to follow health, safety rules for Undas
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-28
The Department of Health (DOH) logged an additional 2,053 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the country's total count of cases to 375,180.

Local officials appealed GCQ status, DILG says
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
"There are appeals but I cannot release them until the IATF can process them," DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said.

Philippines reports 2,053 new coronavirus cases, 61 deaths
Reuters - 2020-10-28
The Philippines' health ministry on Wednesday recorded 2,053 new coronavirus infections and 61 additional deaths.

Suspect in kidnapping of Sirawai farmer nabbed in Zamboanga City
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A suspected Abu Sayyaf member believed to have been involved in the abduction of a Filipino-American farmer last month was captured by chance during a raid against another suspected terrorist in a coastal village in ...

Harley-Davidson's ebike is here, just don't call it a Harley
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
(CNN)-- Harley-Davidson, an aging brand that has faced shrinking sales over the past year, is starting an ebike company that it hopes could help it connect with a younger audience and grow its ...

As winter looms, China braces for COVID-19 resurgence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
"This is why when the weather gets colder, we see more cases of influenza. And the same could be said for Covid-19, which is also a respiratory tract disease," said Dr Koh. China is gearing up ...

Regulators clear fundraising plans of 3 property firms
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Corporate regulators have greenlighted the planned fundraising activities of three property firms to pay old debts and finance their investment plans. In a statement on Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it ...

Schneider Electric banks on digital technology, innovations to ensure sustainable future
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
Amid these unprecedented times, Schneider Electric is at the forefront of innovations and digital transformations that are poised to help reshape the future of energy management. As the COVID-19 ...

Tropical depression outside PAR could hit Bicol as typhoon by Undas
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
The weather bureau in its public forecast said the tropical depression was last seen at 1,910 km east of Central Luzon and is expected to enter the country by Thursday morning or afternoon. Currently, it has the strength of 55 kph maximum sustained winds ...

3 more COVID-19 patients die in Quezon province
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
LUCENA CITY -- Three more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients died in Quezon, bringing the total death toll in the province to 103, authorities reported Tuesday. The Integrated Provincial

Robredo, staff members test negative for COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
Vice President Leni Robredo has tested negative for the coronavirus after being exposed to a COVID-19 patient, her office said Wednesday. Members of her staff, who were also

DOH vouches for 5 execs suspended by Ombudsman, hopes for speedy resolution
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 28) -- The Department of Health on Wednesday stood by five of its officials who were preventively suspended due to alleged lapses and anomalies in COVID-19 ...

Cebu-Cordova expressway reaches 61% completion
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-28
Cordova Link Expressway announced the ?30 billion toll bridge project is now 61% completed and will start installing 14 stay towers on each side of the bridge's two towers.

SM Bonus sugar pulled out after safety warning
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
Authorities said companies that commercially sold these products without securing clearances violated Republic Act 9711 or the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009.

PFL kicks off season after delay
philstar.com - 2020-10-28
Initially slated to begin last Sunday, the PFL was forced to wait a few days due to inclement weather brought by Typhoon Quinta and a few positive COVID-19 tests within the league bubble. The league got the green light to begin with the hostilities after a ...

DOTr moves start of cashless toll collections to December 1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has moved the start of the mandatory implementation of cashless toll collections on toll roads from November 2 to December 1, in

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