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Boy, 15, shot dead over drug money - 2020-10-20
A 15-year-old boy died after another boy shot him for allegedly not remitting the proceeds of drug deals in Tondo, Manila shortly before midnight on Monday.

Small businesses, state, and local governments will be the prime vectors of tech market recession
ZDNet - 2020-10-20
The US economy is shifting from the pandemic recession to a broader, more traditional recession that will be driven by steep declines in two sectors of the economy: small businesses and state and local governments.

Palace wants Bayanihan 2 funds released sooner - 2020-10-20
Malacañang Tuesday expressed hope that the Bayanihan 2 funds would be released sooner but maintained that the budget could still be used even after the law expires in December.

Digitization not just for coping; embracing it is the way forward
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-20
She said close to 60 percent of manufacturers and almost 50 percent of the education sector adopted digital solutions while business-process outsourcing (BPO) as well as accounting and legal ...

SWS: 6 in 10 Filipinos content with private sector's efforts vs COVID-19 - 2020-10-20
Filipinos considered the response of private businesses and companies to the COVID-19 crisis to be "adequate."

SWS: 6 in 10 Filipinos content with private sector's efforts vs COVID-19 - 2020-10-20
Filipinos considered the response of private businesses and companies to the COVID-19 crisis to be "adequate."

SWS: 6 in 10 Filipinos content with private sector's efforts vs COVID-19 - 2020-10-20
Filipinos considered the response of private businesses and companies to the COVID-19 crisis to be "adequate."

Virus, what virus? India gets back to work - 2020-10-20
India is on course to top the world in coronavirus cases, but from Maharashtra's whirring factories to Kolkata's thronging markets, people are back at work -- and eager to forget the pandemic for festival season.

In a leaked memo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for employees to keep their focus amid a new antitrust lawsuit: 'Keep doing what you're doing'
Business Insider - 2020-10-20
Google CEO Sundar Pichai called on Googlers to stay "deeply focused" on their mission, as the company is hit with a suit from the Justice Department.

Editorial: Seeing the potential of plant-based meat
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-20
Jackfruit is one of the fruits grown in abundance in the Philippines. The unripe jackfruit can be used in cooking a popular dish called ginataang langka, while the ripe ones are eaten raw. Jackfruit is also one of the reasons for the increasing interest of the media in Thailand

PHL, Thai banks seal deal to boost financial inclusion
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-20
Security Bank Corp. is expecting the newly-sealed strategic partnership with a Thai bank to boost its financial inclusion initiatives amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on Tuesday, the listed bank announced it finalized the partnership deal with Bank of Ayudhya,

Baguio resident, 106, beats COVID-19 - 2020-10-20
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- A 106-year-old resident of Barangay Irisan in this city has recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019. City health services officer Rowena Galpo said the patient, who was confined for 11 days at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center,

Quezon City: Report businesses breaking health protocols - 2020-10-20
The Quezon City government will launch an online reporting mechanism to allow citizens to flag business establishments that violate minimum health standards such as the use of face masks and the implementation of social distancing protocols.

Quakes jolt Eastern Visayas, Nueva Vizcaya - 2020-10-20
Meanwhile, a magnitude 3.5 quake hit 12 kms southwest of Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya at about 11:34 a.m. It was felt at Intensity 3 in Baguio City. Phivolcs said no damage or aftershocks were expected from the quakes.

PNP exec in Laguna helicopter crash dies - 2020-10-20
Maj. Gen. Jose Ma. Victor Ramos, who was among the passengers of a helicopter that crashed in San Pedro City, Laguna in March, died yesterday. He was 55.

Cebu priest named papal chaplain - 2020-10-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Pope Francis has appointed a Filipino priest as papal chaplain. Monsignor John Thomas Limchua of the archdiocese of Cebu has been designated spiritual servant to the papal household or papal chapel, according to a report over Radio ...

NGCP turns over Valenzuela housing project - 2020-10-20
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has turned over five buildings of a housing project for informal settler families previously living within the transmission right-of-way corridor in Valenzuela City.

PSE lays down conditions to lifting of Xurpas suspension - 2020-10-20
The Philippine Stock Exchange will not lift the trading suspension of Xurpas Inc. until the company is able to comply with all the regulatory requirements related to backdoor listings.

Police general who survived March 5 chopper crash passes away
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Police Maj. Gen. Jose Maria Ramos, who was among the high-ranking police officials who were injured during a helicopter crash in March, has passed away. This was

Fitch: Tourism receipts to remain weak next year - 2020-10-20
The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic is seen disrupting international services trade, particularly tourism in the Asia-Pacific region including the Philippines until next year,

MSME loans hit P527 billion in end-August - 2020-10-20
Loans provided by banks to micro, small and medium enterprises severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic amounted to P527.2 billion as of end-August, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Metro Manila gets first female police chief - 2020-10-20
The first ever female police chief in Metro Manila was named last week, the National Capital Region Police Office announced yesterday.

Philippine retirement system ranked 4th lowest - survey - 2020-10-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has the fourth worst pension system among 39 countries, according to a study which benchmarks retirement income systems across the globe. Based on the 2020 Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index, the Philippines ...

Skyway 3 to open in December - 2020-10-20
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp. will hold a soft opening of the newly completed Skyway 3 expressway in December, SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said yesterday. He expressed confidence that the company will be able to open the ...

Makati invests P3.28 million in teaching fellowship program - 2020-10-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Makati has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the implementation of a teaching fellowship program in three public elementary schools in the city for two consecutive school years. In a statement ...

Red tide warning up in Bataan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Luzon on Monday cautioned the public against gathering, selling, and eating "tahong" (mussel) in Bataan

Storm sends Mayon lahar blocking roads in Albay town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Roads connecting three villages in Guinobatan town, Albay province were rendered impassable to motor vehicles after heavy rains spawned by Tropical Storm Pepito sent volcanic deposits

League of Cities of the Philippines, MSD advocate for vaccine confidence amid new normal
BusinessWorld - 2020-10-20
Committed to maintain high immunization rates across all age groups to protect the population and cognizant of the need to ensure public health and safety, the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) with the support of health care company MSD in the ...

Marikina River still at normal level; LGU assures 24-hour monitoring as Pepito nears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Water levels at the Marikina River is at the normal range, the city government said on Tuesday afternoon as it assured residents that they would constantly monitor weather

2 Naga City buy-bust operations net P15,500 in meth, 2 suspects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
LEGAZPI CITY--Anti-narcotics agents arrested two drug suspects and seized P15,500 worth of crystal meth, or shabu, in separate buy-bust operations in Naga City, Camarines Sur province on Tuesday

Thailand shuts down news sites linked to ex-PM as protests pause
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Bangkok, Thailand -- A Thai news outlet connected to exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra was ordered to close Tuesday over its coverage of anti-government protests that have rocked the ...

LIVE updates: Tropical Depression Pepito - 2020-10-20
PAGASA says 'Pepito' may reach tropical storm category before making landfall. It will cross the Luzon landmass and emerge over the West Philippine Sea by Wednesday morning.

NBI nabs 2 alleged Abu Sayyaf members wanted in 2002 Sulu kidnapping
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives have arrested two suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) allegedly involved in the ...

Solon seeks urgent action on House bill seeking PhilHealth reform
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) -- A lawmaker wants the House of Representatives to swiftly act on a proposed bill which serves as the counterpart of a Senate measure seeking to ...

Woman mistakenly declared dead last August dies of brain damage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
The 20-year-old woman who was mistakenly declared dead and discovered alive hours later when she was set to be embalmed in August has died.

US grants third aid in 2 months to Philippines, this time for calamities - 2020-10-20
The grant will finance training for faster evacuation, early warning systems, and quicker delivery of relief to affected communities, while ensuring health protocols like social distancing are observed.

Signal No. 2 up over areas in Luzon with 'Pepito' now a tropical storm - 2020-10-20
"It will then cross the Luzon landmass, and emerge over the West Philippine Sea tomorrow morning. This tropical cyclone may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday morning," Pagasa's report read.

Binay: Makati police gets P93 million guns, protective gear - 2020-10-20
The Makati government has donated over P93 million worth of firearms, protective gear and other equipment to the city police to boost its campaign against crime, Mayor Abby Binay announced yesterday.

BEPJV engages Cushman & Wakefield for 60-hectare township project
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-20
THE Bonifacio East Project Joint Venture (BEPJV), composed of Primelux Holdings, the Bases Conversion & Development Authority (BCDA), and the National Housing Authority (NHA), is working with Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Philippines in marketing their 60-hectare project in Taguig City.

D.M. Wenceslao and Associates Inc. acquires property in Makati City
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-20
Makati, Philippines--D.M. Wenceslao Group (PSE:DMW), through its residential development arm, Aseana Residential Holdings Corp. (ARHC), acquired a 1,600-sq-m building in Legazpi Village, Makati City. Legazpi Village,

SM Foundation recognizes importance of collaboration in spreading social good
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-20
SM Foundation (SMFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of the SM Group, highlights the importance of collective efforts in spreading social good, especially during challenging times. On top of its own COVID-19 initiatives,

PAO: Family, domestic violence most commonly reported cases during pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) --The Public Attorneys' Office (PAO) has disclosed that issues concerning family and domestic violence are the most commonly reported cases during the ...

CSR efforts look within amid the pandemic
BusinessWorld - 2020-10-20
Companies have sharpened the focus of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives amid the pandemic, with their charitable efforts built into business operations or aimed at immediate communities.

Velasco: House not a rubber stamp of Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Despite Speaker Lord Allan Velasco's alliance with the administration, he gave assurance on Tuesday that the House of Representatives, under his leadership, will not

5 grams of meth seized from suspect in Legazpi City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Police arrested a drug suspect at a coastal village here on Tuesday (Oct. 20) during a buy-bust operation. Lt. Col. Rodelon Betita, Legazpi City police chief, said suspect Francis

NDRRMC: 5 to 8 more storms expected to hit PH before end of 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
The Philippines could expect up to eight more storms before the year ends, of which one or two could cause damage, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Pepito intensifies further as it moves closer to Aurora
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Tropical Storm Pepito intensified further as it comes nearer Aurora province, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services

Velasco pushes for the passage of coco levy fund
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has pushed for the passage of the bill that seeks to establish the coco levy fund, saying it will be a good Christmas gift to coconut

China's super rich got $1.5 trillion richer during pandemic -- report - 2020-10-20
China's super wealthy have earned a record $1.5 trillion in 2020, more than the past five years combined, as e-commerce and gaming boomed during pandemic lockdowns, an annual rich list said Tuesday.

China's economic recovery 'good news' for Philippines -- Dominguez
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) -- The Philippines is set to reap the benefits of China's economic activity picking up amid the coronavirus health crisis given the volume of trade ...

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