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Laos, Afghanistan lift inbound restrictions for Filipino - DFA
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) - Two more countries -- Laos and Afghanistan -- are the two latest coountries to lifted inbound travel restrictions on Filipinos, subject to available ...

CIDG-10 nabs 2 persons allegedly engaged in illegal LPG refilling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in the region seized about P61,930 worth of illegally-refilled liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders from an

Mayors want Metro Manila under GCQ until yearend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
Metro Manila mayors want to keep the general community quarantine (GCQ) over the nation's capital region until the yearend as threats of COVID-19

More areas now under Signal No. 1 as 'Pepito' intensifies - 2020-10-19
Tropical Depression Pepito has slightly intensified and may make landfall over the eastern coast of Northern-Central Luzon on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, PAGASA said.

13th month pay to be given on pro rata basis
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Workers awaiting their 13th month pay might not receive it in full this year as the benefit will be pro rata based, a labor official said. This means ...

Taiwan, Chinese officials scuffle at diplomatic soiree in Fiji
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
Taipei, Taiwan -- A physical clash between Taiwan and Chinese officials at a diplomatic reception in Fiji left the rival powers trading allegations of assault Monday. Taipei accused two Chinese ...

Marked tax-paid fuel breached 14-B liter mark
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The volume of marked tax-paid fuel breached the 14-billion liter mark in mid-October, ensuring correct tax payments from oil firms to offset weak government revenues amid ...

PH posts 2,638 new coronavirus cases as total tops 359,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 359,169, after the Department of Health announced 2,638 more people had fallen ill with the disease.

BAYO continues to define what being Filipino truly means
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
Filipino From its inception, being proudly Filipino in various aspects has always been at the core of its business. A member of Power Fashion Inc. (PFI) together with brands, UNICA and VISEVERSA, BAYO has been fully committed to embracing the Filipino heritage,

Filipino contractors in West PH Sea seen to yield oil exploration results in 5-6 years - Cusi
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Filipino firms searching the West Philippine Sea for oil deposits are expected to yield results in the next five to six years, the Department of ...

Another bill granting Duterte powers to reorganize PhilHealth filed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Another bill giving President Rodrigo Duterte powers to reorganize the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) amid the alleged anomalies hounding the agency ...

Netflix had a great 2020. But 2021 could be rough
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
Hollywood has had a disastrous 2020 with the coronavirus pandemic leaving the entertainment industry reeling. But Hollywood's loss is Netflix's gain.

Employers urged to implement staggered work shifts to reduce risks amid pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Companies are being encouraged to let their employees come to their workplace in different shifts to reduce health and safety risks amid the pandemic.

Beep e-load hubs set up at LRT-2 stations - 2020-10-19
Apart from the strict implementation of safety measures to beat COVID-19, this project initiated by LRTA and AF Payments Inc. aims to provide safer and seamless ticket transaction to the commuting public,

COA flags ?432M in excess costs for DPWH projects
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
State auditors also questioned DPWH for the delays or non-implementation of over 2,000 projects, cumulatively worth ?101.69 billion.

Senate OKs measure transferring PhilHealth chairmanship to DOF
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- The Senate Committee on Health has approved the measure transferring the chairmanship of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation Board from the ...

TD Pepito update: Signal No. 1 raised over parts of Isabela, Aurora
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was raised on Monday over parts of provinces Isabela and Aurora due to Tropical Depression Pepito. In its

COA flags delayed, defective DPWH projects - 2020-10-19
The DPWH cited several reasons for the delays, suspension or termination of the projects, among which were typhoons and unfavorable weather conditions; peace and order situation; road right-of-way (RROW) issues; pending issuance of permits and clearances ...

Philippines' PXP Energy in talks with CNOOC on S.China Sea development
Nasdaq - 2020-10-19
The Philippines' PXP Energy Corp said it was in ongoing negotiations with China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) relating to a memorandum of understanding between Manila and Beijing on joint oil and gas development in the South China Sea.

Philippines among Top 10 in worldwide telco investments - 2020-10-19
The Philippines is among the Top 10 countries in the world when it comes to investments in telecommunications based on the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Rankings of 2020.

5 alternatives to the iPhone 12 that cost under $700
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
If you're still in need of an upgrade -- whether to another iPhone or a different 5G device -- here are some options that will be easier on your wallet.

5 alternatives to the iPhone 12 that cost under $700
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
If you're still in need of an upgrade -- whether to another iPhone or a different 5G device -- here are some options that will be easier on your wallet.

American Airlines plans to return the 737 Max to service in December
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
American Airlines is planning to return the Boeing 737 Max to service for passenger flights by the end of the year. The return-to-service dates are "highly dependent" on recertification from the Federal Aviation Administration,

China's millennials stimulate $15-B sex toy market - 2020-10-19
Demand for sex toys is increasing in China, which is already the world's biggest exporter of bedroom aids. That is partly thanks to the coronavirus, which brought prolonged separations for partners due to lockdowns,

Coronavirus infections in Philippines breach 356,000 mark - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Health authorities on Sunday recorded 14,941 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in its latest "mass recovery" along with 2,379 new cases of the ...

LPA intensifies into Tropical Depression Pepito -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The low pressure area (LPA) east of the Bicol region has intensified into Tropical Depression Pepito before dawn Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric,

Seaweed loses name derived from Marcos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
A seaweed named after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos during the martial law period was removed from the official list of Philippine seaweeds, after a scientist from the

Nothing to commemorate, Marawi residents say 3 years after end of siege
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines -- Three years after the government declared Marawi City liberated from an Islamic State-inspired terror group, displaced residents of ground ...

Marcos victims push for second claims board
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
A bill that would create a second claims board for reparations to tens of thousands of people who are still not officially recognized as victims of state-sponsored violence during the Marcos regime

Virgin coconut oil a potential antiviral agent vs COVID-19, research shows
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
Experiments have shown evidence that virgin coconut oil may defeat the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). "There are still alternative solutions against COVID-19 aside

An AWS exec says that it is 'urgency that has replaced perfectionism' as financial institutions double-down on cloud amid the pandemic
Business Insider - 2020-10-18
"We've seen a large number of organizations lean into and embrace that transformation really quickly," said AWS Managing Director Scott Mullins.

Farmers seek help as prices continue to slide - 2020-10-18
Local farmers continue to appeal to the government for immediate help as farmgate prices remain on a downward trend and is likely to slide further.

San Isidro Labrador Parish in QC whips up hot meals for poor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
MANILA, Philippines -- In the time of the pandemic, Saturday is cooking day at the waiting area of San Isidro Labrador Parish Church in Quezon City. On one such morning in September, volunteer ...

High COVID-19 cases cloud PH economic outlook
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
The elevated number of COVID-19 cases in developing countries like the Philippines poses a threat to their economies such that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged prioritizing stemming

HP ZBook Create G7 Notebook PC Review- A Workstation For Prosumer Creators
Forbes - 2020-10-18
Ranked Industry Analyst Patrick Moorhead spent a few days using the HP ZBook Create G7 as his primary productivity device. After using HP's new mobile workstation, he wanted to share his experience.

'Masks work? NO': Twitter removes tweet by White House coronavirus adviser that says face coverings are not effective against COVID-19
Business Insider - 2020-10-18
White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas Atlas has a background in neuroradiology, not infectious diseases.

Citi warns clients of new credit card scam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
American banking giant Citigroup has warned its clients about a new scam that tricks credit and debit cardholders into surrendering their cards to people posing as bank representatives offering ...

AirAsia in talks with banks to raise cash - 2020-10-18
Low-cost carrier AirAsia Philippines plans to secure fresh capital from financial institutions to support its operations amid the ongoing global health crisis affecting the aviation industry.

Transformation through diversity
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-18
Part 1 I was appointed Dean of my alma mater, the University of the Philippines Virata School of Business on1, 2019. It has been a little over a year since my appointment. A lot have transpired since my assumption of my work as Dean.

Philippines' faltering stock market throws open the doors
NIKKEI - 2020-10-18
The Philippines charges a 30% corporate income ... even then new rule changes won't change anything," Francisco told Nikkei Asia. Alfred Reiterer, a vocal advocate of greater rights for minority ...

BOI prods investors to venture in Covid-19 critical goods
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-18
THE Board of Investments (BOI) has invited investors to venture in the production of Covid-19 critical goods and avail themselves of fiscal incentives stipulated under Bayanihan 2. In a statement last week,

Bullied security guard kills buddy - 2020-10-18
A 29-year-old security guard allegedly shot dead his colleague for bullying him in Tondo, Manila on Saturday night.

2 Big Challenges As Tesla Aims for a $25,000 Car
The Motley Fool - 2020-10-18
The electric car maker has a plan to reduce battery costs by more than 50%, but that doesn't mean the next few years will be smooth sailing for Tesla.

China's revamped law bans online services that 'induce addiction' in kids
YAHOO! - 2020-10-18
China is implementing stricture measures in its bid to keep kids away from addictive digital content. The state-backed news agency Xinhua reported (via Reuters) that China has voted for revamped law that will ban internet products and services which "induce addiction" in kids.

Heineken aiming for bigger Philippine market share - 2020-10-18
Dutch brewing giant Heineken International B.V. is boosting its presence in the Philippines by spending heavily on marketing to capture a bigger size of the local beer market, four years after formalizing its foray in Manila with Lucio Tan-owned Asia Brewery Inc.

DTI, Toyota start talks on CARS - 2020-10-18
The Department of Trade and Industry and Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. have started talks on what can be done on the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy, including possible adjustments, given the difficulty faced by participants in meeting the production volume requirement under the program.

PNB ramping up IT spending - 2020-10-18
Lucio Tan-led Philippine National Bank is ramping up spending for information technology over the next two years as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas finalizes the guidelines for digital banking.

Nespresso sees growth on strong home coffee consumption - 2020-10-18
The exclusive distributor of Nespresso in the country is eyeing sales growth this year and next year as the pandemic increases consumption of coffee at home.

Acciona: Cebu-Cordova Bridge is halfway done
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-18
Despite the disrpution caused by the lockdown restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19, Spanish company Acciona said the P19-billion Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway construction is already 50 percent complete.

Insurance for jobless covers only half of total displaced
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-18
Only around half of the over 217,000 permanently displaced workers during the first nine months of the year are currently qualified to apply for unemployment insurance, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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