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philstar.com - 2020-10-25
A 60-year-old farmer was reported missing while at least 2,000 people were displaced by flashfloods in northern Cagayan since Saturday.

Batangas town mayor dies of COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
The mayor of Lian, Batangas died of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 on Saturday night. Mayor Isagani Bolompo died at 10:30 p.m., according to the Lian municipal police. He was 68 years old. Bolompo tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct.

Index seen breaching 6,500
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- After finishing strong last week, the next target and resistance level for the Philippine Stock Exchange Composite Index is at 6,583.84, according to analysts. The next target is the 6,700 level, which is the next important hurdle ...

IHeartMedia is buying a podcast startup to keep up with Spotify and Google in the race for automated advertising
Business Insider - 2020-10-25
The acquisition of Voxnest will help fill advertising inventory that is not sold through direct deals with iHeartMedia sales reps.

The Real HBO Max Subscriber Number Investors Need to Know
The Motley Fool - 2020-10-25
AT&T boasted that it surpassed its 2020 goal for HBO Max in its third-quarter earnings release. The company counted 38 million domestic HBO and HBO Max subscribers as of the end o

Converge plans to invest up to $2.5 billion by 2025
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions Inc. is targeting to bring its whole network investment to $2.5 billion by 2025.

Eased curfews, staggered work shifts urged amid economic reopening
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
"Business establishments are enjoined to adopt multiple and staggered work shifts (workers are to be allowed to adopt work shift schedule starting at e.g., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and so on) to allow more workers to report to work but still maintaining the physical distancing requirements,

Upgrading to iPhone 12 causes issues for UK NHS COVID-19 app users
AppleInsider - 2020-10-25
Users of the UK's NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app have run into problems when trying to upgrade to the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, with the app not prompting users to turn on Exposure Notifications after transferring it from the old device.

Gross debt swells to P2.56 trillion
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Borrowings secured by the national government ballooned to P2.56 trillion from January to September as it ramped up its debt issuances and loan availments to fund coronavirus response measures, according to the Bureau of the ...

Trump has authority to ban TikTok, government lawyers say
CNET - 2020-10-25
TikTok poses a threat to US national security, government lawyers say. James Martin/CNET . The Trump administration said Friday it has the authority to ban Americans' use of the T

DA to probe pork traders
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
The Department of Agriculture is investigating the possibility of cartels and traders withholding the release of pork in the market to artificially raise the retail price of the product.

Big banks have yet to tap capital, liquidity buffers
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
Big banks in the Philippines have yet to tap their capital and liquidity buffers to absorb losses and support financing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies after long illness
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-25
Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korean electronics giant Samsung, died Sunday at the age of 78, the company said. He had been comatose since suffering a heart attack in 2014.

Signal No. 3 up in Bicol areas as 'Quinta' intensifies into typhoon
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
Signal No. 3 has been raised in various areas in Bicol Region after PAGASA said Quinta has reached typhoon status ahead of its expected landfall on Sunday night.

Emerging Asia GDP to remain below pre-pandemic level
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
Economic output in emerging Asia hit worst by COVID-19 like the Philippines is expected to remain up to 15 percent below pre-pandemic level in the near term, according to the macroeconomy research firm Capital Economics.

Amazon wins arbitration order against Future's deal with Reliance
YAHOO! - 2020-10-25
A Singapore arbitration panel has put on hold Future Group's $3.38 billion asset sale to Reliance Industries , an interim win for Amazon.com Inc which had alleged the deal between the Indian firms breached some existing agreements.

Demand for single-detached homes rising
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The development of single-detached homes and lots in areas outside Metro Manila is among the opportunities residential developers can tap, driven by the growing demand for these properties, including vacation homes, a property ...

Amazon wins arbitration order against Future's deal with Reliance
Reuters - 2020-10-25
A Singapore arbitration panel has put on hold Future Group's $3.38 billion asset sale to Reliance Industries, an interim win for Amazon.com Inc which had alleged the deal between the Indian firms breached some existing agreements.

DOF to address legal issues of mining assets
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
The Department of Finance has formed an interagency team tasked to address the legal issues hampering the privatization of mining assets held by the government.

Robredo goes on quarantine
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
Vice President Leni Robredo and some of her staff members are under quarantine after they were exposed to an individual who had tested positive for COVID-19.

PDEA seizes P34 million shabu in Taguig
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
An estimated P34 million worth of shabu was confiscated during a sting in Taguig on Friday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported yesterday.

Nationwide measles, polio immunization drive starts
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
The government will start today the nationwide immunization campaign against measles, polio and other vaccine-preventable, but potentially deadly diseases.

P7.4 billion more added to Yolanda housing program
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
The housing program in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda has been given an additional P7.4 billion, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Ex-Leyte mayor gets 8 years for graft
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
A former municipal mayor in Leyte has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison in connection with the anomalous rental of a property owned by his brother.

Over 14,000 NAIA employees may lose jobs
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
More than 14,000 employees of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport stand to lose their jobs amid the proposed rehabilitation of the NAIA.

Christmas 2020 will definitely be more austere
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
I took out the Christmas décor from storage and began to decorate my home so I could start feeling the holiday spirit.

Impact of drop in remittances to GDP minimal, says BSP
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
The projected two percent decline in remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have minimal impact on the economy, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Pag-IBIG offers longer payment relief for borrowers
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Pag-IBIG Fund is offering up to six months of payment relief, more affordable amortization, and waived penalties under its special restructuring program to help home loan borrowers cope during the pandemic, according to the company ...

Quinta slams Albay; thousands flee
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
Over a thousand people were evacuated in Bicol yesterday as Typhoon Quinta (international name Molave) slammed Albay province.

More than 100 inmates in Bali prison test positive for COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-25
More than 100 inmates at Kerobokan Prison in Badung regency, Bali, tested positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday. Of the 106 infected prisoners, 84 are men. All of them are currently

Researchers suggest AI can learn common sense from animals
VentureBeat - 2020-10-25
AI practitioners can draw lessons from scientists working with animals to train reinforcement learning agents, a recent paper found.

Nationwide measles, rubella, polio vaccination to start on Oct. 26
Gov - 2020-10-25
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Oct. 25 (PIA) - As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Department of Health (DOH), together with the National Task Force Against COVID-19, the Ilocos Center for Health and Development and the local government unit of La Union ...

Class, work cancellations due to Typhoon Quinta
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-25
Some local governments have opted to suspend work and classes for Monday, Oct. 26 as a precaution for bad weather brought about by typhoon Quinta. The suspensions apply

Pope Francis names Filipino archbishop as new cardinal
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25)-- Pope Francis on Sunday has named 13 new cardinals in the Catholic Church, including Capiz Archbishop Jose Advincula. The Pope made the surprise ...

Ipo Dam to release water as water level rises due to typhoon Quinta
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-25
Ipo Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan, will be releasing water at 12:00 a.m. Monday amid the continuous increase of its water level due to rainfall dumped by typhoon

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have employed aggressive promotional pricing for the iPhone 12 lineup
Business Insider - 2020-10-25
The iPhone 12 $799 starting price is a promotional deal with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, as they look to attract and retain 5G wireless consumers.

Lorenzana: Sison himself declared Gabriela an NPA front, but Parlade still warned against red-tagging without proof
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-25
While left-leaning groups have been associated with communist organizations, the defense secretary says military officials must take extra care when linking personalities to such groups.

Signal No. 2 raised, 532 families evacuated as 'Quinta' slightly intensifies
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
Tropical Depression Quinta has slightly intensified and is seen to make landfall on Sunday afternoon or evening over the areas of Catanduanes, Albay and Sorsogon, PAGASA said.

How Technology is Revolutionizing Beauty Ecommerce
Houston Chronicle - 2020-10-25
To be a part of this movement, the beauty industry needs to innovate and offer an experience at par with what brick-and-mortar stores do. Major ecommerce beauty brands have leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) to build assessment,

Epic argues Apple has 'no rights to the fruits' of its labor in 'Fortnite' filing
AppleInsider - 2020-10-25
Apple's claims of theft in Epic's lawsuit against the company over App Store rules have been argued against by the game developer once again, with a Friday filing putting forward the idea that Epic didn't "steal" anything from Apple at all.

DPWH completes MLQU quarantine facility
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed a COVID-19 isolation facility in the Manuel L. Quezon University campus in Quiapo, Manila in two weeks.

K9 service company in PH trains dogs to detect COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25)-- Over the past months, researchers across the globe have been looking into another way to detect the coronavirus: dogs. Countries such as the United ...

PFL postpones kickoff due to COVID-19 positive tests, inclement weather
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
The league cited "expected inclement weather" brought about by Tropical Storm Quinta as the reason for the postponement. The football league also revealed nine individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and have been isolated | @StarSportsHub @PhilstarNews pic.

The Philippines Has A Policy Against Home Births. It's Not Playing Well In A Pandemic
NPR - 2020-10-25
The "No Home Birth" policy was created to reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates. But critics say it makes giving birth expensive and complicated -- especially during the coronavirus crisis.

Quinta now a severe tropical storm, more Luzon, Visayas areas under Signal No. 2
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- More areas in Luzon and Visayas will experience heavy rains as tropical storm Quinta (international name: Molave) has further intensified into a severe tropical storm, weather bureau PAGASA said Sunday.

Close to 2K individuals evacuated due to 'Quinta'
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25)-- More than a thousand individuals were preemptively evacuated over the weekend due to severe tropical storm Quinta (international name: Molave).

COVID-19 threat looms over Fabella Hospital with 11 staff positive
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Coronavirus tests done on the staff of the Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila have revealed that 11 of its personnel turned out positive for the virus, threatening the operations of the biggest maternal facility in the country.

Moderate to heavy rains over parts of Luzon as Quinta intensifies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Moderate to heavy rains are expected over parts of Luzon as Severe Tropical Storm Quinta (international name: Molave) continues to intensify and increase its threat over ...

Facebook to researchers: Stop using our data
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-25
Facebook is trying to scuttle the work of New York University researchers who have played an important role in bringing attention to the company's political ad-targeting practices.

Landbank to issue P3 billion sustainability bonds
philstar.com - 2020-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Land Bank of the Philippines plans to raise at least P3 billion from the issuance of its first-ever sustainability bonds to fund environmental and social projects. Landbank president and chief executive officer Cecilia ...

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