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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.

No more govt. subsidy to companies for workers' 13th month pay - Roque
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- Companies struggling to pay the 13th month benefit of its employees will not be getting any subsidy from the government as it does not have funding ...

12,000 policemen deployed for Undas -- PNP
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has deployed around 12,000 cops in cemeteries and columbariums nationwide for the observance of Undas, an official says.

5 DOH officials suspended for delay in release of health workers' benefits
Rappler - 2020-10-27
Ombudsman Samuel Martires preventively suspended 5 Department of Health (DOH) officials over the supposed delay in releasing benefits to health workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Health Undersecretary Roger Tong-An;

New task force's job not in conflict with Ombudsman, PACC corruption probes - Roque
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- The creation of a "mega task force" to combat corruption in government will not be in conflict with existing agencies fulfilling the same functions ...

Cavite's Remulla urged: Declare Parlade persona non grata instead - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla should declare Lt. Gen Antonio Parlade Jr., the spokesperson of the government's anti-insurgency task force, persona non grata in the province of Cavite, a fisherfolk group said Tuesday. This comes after a ...

Philippines confirms 1,524 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths
Reuters - 2020-10-27
The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday reported 1,524 new coronavirus infections and 14 more deaths, the lowest daily number of confirmed fatalities in two weeks.

House panels OK report pushing raps vs Duque, other PhilHealth execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
Two committees in the House of Representatives approved a report recommending the filing of administrative and criminal charges against Health Secretary Francisco Duque

Short-form video app Quibi is shutting down after just six months
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Quibi, the app that staked its future on short videos, is shutting down just six months after it launched, the company announced Wednesday.

PAGASA: LPA outside PAR intensifies into a tropical depression - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Weather bureau PAGASA on Tuesday said the low pressure area outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility has developed into a tropical depression and could enter the country on Wednesday. The agency in its latest advisory said the ...

Red Cross eyes legal action as PhilHealth debt remains unpaid
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
The Philippine Red Cross warned of possible legal action should the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation still refuse to settle its debt to the organization.

Golf talking points: Woods looks for cold remedy, an Asian star is born - 2020-10-27
The US Masters at the wrong time of year and an exciting young women's player are among AFP Sport's golf talking points this week.

'King of the coal' Robert Murray dies at the age of 80
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Robert 'Bob' Murray, known in the industry as the king of coal, died due to complications from lung disease early Sunday morning surrounded by his family in the Ohio Valley, his lawyer Michael Shaheen told CNN.

TIMELINE: How the PhilHealth fund mess unfolded
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines --In July 2019, Ricardo Morales, a retiredArmy brigadier general, was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte at the helm of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth ...

2 persons die of COVID-19 in Bohol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
Two persons died of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in Bohol. The fatalities involve a 45-year-old village watchman from Ubay town and a 74-year-old man

Batangas City declares state of calamity due to 'Quinta' - 2020-10-27
More than 300 families have been evacuated after their homes were destroyed due to heavy rains and strong winds.

Philippines sees signs of recovery, disinclined to ease further
Nasdaq - 2020-10-27
The Philippine central bank does not see an immediate need to ease monetary policy further given the slew of indicators that point towards economic recovery from the contraction caused by the coronavirus pandemic,

3 people dead, 13 remain missing following Typhoon Quinta wrath
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
At least three people have been killed from Typhoon Quinta (international name: Molave) that devastated parts of Luzon and Visayas. National Disaster Risk Reduction and

Typhoon Quinta to bring rains in most parts of country as it moves out of PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- Most parts of the country will experience rainfall on Tuesday due to Typhoon Quinta, now moving westward over the West Philippine Sea. As of 4:00 a.m ...

UN anti-drug agency donates facemasks, COVID-19 supplies in BARMM - 2020-10-27
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes has donated 79,360 biohazard facemasks and other supplies for anti-COVID-19 frontliners in the Bangsamoro regional police. Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, Bangsamoro local government ...

18 LGUs classified as COVID-19 high-risk areas -- OCTA Research
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Eighteen local government units (LGUs) in the country have been classified as "high-risk" areas due to high daily case load, attack rate, or high hospitalization

Chooks-to-Go goes full-on digital with Globe Business, AdSpark Chatbot
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI)--home of the famous brand Chooks-to-Go--tapped Globe Business to optimize its digital operations and provide customers with contactless access to food

Duterte wants speedy creation of OFW agency stuck for funding woes - 2020-10-27
President Rodrigo Duterte wants Congress to accelerate the passage of a bill creating a sole agency to handle migrant worker concerns, a proposal stuck at the Senate over issues of funding and treatment of workers in agencies bound to get killed by the measure.

Embraer delivers six Super Tucano aircrafts to Philippine Air Force - 2020-10-27
Six Super Tucano aircraft ordered by The Philippine Air Force from Embraer Defense & Security were officially handed over to the Air Force in October.

These Pinoy influencers are raving about the newest dessert craze with health benefits! - 2020-10-27
Kryz Uy, Andi Manzano and Sam YG tell us exactly why this oatmeal cream pie recipe is the next big thing on the food trend.

Toy companies are cutting back on plastic to reduce waste
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Many large toy companies are trying to become more eco-friendly after decades of relying on environmentally destructive plastic in their products and packaging.

Anti-Red campaign reaches Cavite campus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
The Red-tagging saga involving a top military official in southern Luzon continued after Cavite Gov. Juanito Victor "Jonvic" Remulla on Monday spoke against a similar incident in the province ...

China says it will impose sanctions on Boeing and Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms sales
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-27
Beijing said Monday that it will impose sanctions on American companies -- including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon -- that have been involved in selling weapons to Taiwan.

Coronavirus latest: UK study suggests waning antibody immunity
NIKKEI - 2020-10-27
5:00 p.m. The Philippines reports 1,607 new infections and 62 more deaths. Total cases had increased to 371,630, while deaths had reached 7,039. The Philippines has the second highest number of ...

Power cuts and evacuations ordered across California as wildfires flare anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-27
LOS ANGELES -- A fast-burning wildfire triggered evacuation orders for 60,000 Southern California residents on Monday as hundreds of thousands elsewhere across the state endured a second straight ...

Immunization program targets 59,941 Novo Vizcayanos
Gov - 2020-10-26
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 26 (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the local government units started its Immunization Program in the province today until November 25 this year. Ranee Ganacias, National Immunization Program (NIP ...

Alternative work schemes sought in Davao City - 2020-10-26
The city government of Davao is appealing to government and private establishments to adopt other alternative work arrangements to control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

P88 million shabu seized in Cavite stings - 2020-10-26
Illegal drugs with an estimated street value of P88 million have been seized from three suspected drug traffickers in separate stings in Bacoor, Cavite, the Philippine National Police said yesterday.

Clinical trial of remdesivir to continue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
The clinical trial of remdesivir as a potential COVID-19 treatment would continue as the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday that the World Health Organization (WHO) needed

Screen evacuees for virus symptoms, local execs urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reminded local officials to ensure that residents displaced by Typhoon "Quinta" (international name: Molave) are properly screened

Dow Plunges 650 Points After New Coronavirus Cases Hit Another Record High Just 8 Days Before Election
Forbes - 2020-10-26
Stocks are tanking Monday as growing concerns over a surge in coronavirus cases both domestically and globally rattle investor sentiment just eight days before the November presidential election. Hundreds of firms-including tech giants like Amazon and Alphabet-are set to report earnings this week, Is Using The Human Touch To Make Private Jet Flights Affordable
Forbes - 2020-10-26
Most new private jet booking platforms boast about technology and algorithms designed to streamline the private jet charter booking process. SharedCharter is taking a more human approach.

PT&T ties up with US software firm
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-26
PUBLICLY-LISTED Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) has announced its partnership with American firm VMware Inc. in its bid to enable businesses to manage their bandwidth usage. PT&T said it sees VMware SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solution as the "perfect complement" to its connectivity offerings as it enhances

DOJ see no legal problem with Red Cross test deal with PhilHealth
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) sees no legal problem with Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) entering into a COVID-19 testing deal with the Philippine Red Cross

In Cebu City, virus-free barangays to get P100,000 reward
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines -- Mayor Edgardo Labella is offering a P100,000 cash reward to barangays that can "attain and sustain" zero infection from the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19 ...

Facebook said it has helped 4.4 million people register to vote ahead of Election Day
Business Insider - 2020-10-26
Zuckerberg said in June that he hoped to get 4 million people registered to vote on the platform, meaning the firm has surpassed its goal.

Senate probe of rice tariff law pushed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Monday called on the Senate to conduct an inquiry into the problems plaguing the rice industry supposedly caused by the rice tariffication law, as well as the use of public ...

Self-blame Reduces Quality of Life for Parents of Food-Allergic Children -- Coping Strategies Needed
Medscape - 2020-10-26
Parents who have children with food allergies and who blame themselves, vent emotions, seek distractions, and avoid planning for situations in which the food allergy may be a problem are just as likely to have poor quality of life (QoL) as parents who plan too much and become overanxious about their child's condition.

Exclusive: In fight with Amazon, India's Future Retail sees liquidation if Reliance deal fails
Reuters - 2020-10-26
India's Future Retail Ltd (FRL) will go into liquidation if its deal to sell assets to Reliance Industries fails, the group told a Singapore arbitrator while arguing against Inc's bid to scupper the deal,

Nurses Are at High Risk for Covid Among Health Workers, C.D.C. Says
New York Times - 2020-10-26
A new study looked at the high numbers of health care workers hospitalized during the early months of the pandemic.

PH recalls envoy to Brazil
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Brazil for allegedly maltreating her household service worker, according to Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. "The Philippine ambassador to ...

International sales push Emperador profit up by 26%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
Tycoon Andrew Tan-led liquor-maker Emperador Inc. booked a 26-percent year-on-year expansion in third quarter net profit to P2.5 billion, the fastest pace of growth seen by the multinational ...

PLDT, Globe share more rollout milestones
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
Industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom announced further progress in the rollout of telecommunications infrastructure after the government eased regulatory hurdles amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edsa Busway: Transformative
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-26
For decades up to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March 2020, the traffic and public transportation problem on Edsa had deteriorated with devastating effect on

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