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NGCP turns over P282 million housing for Valenzuela informal settlers
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines, together with Gawad Kalinga, has turned over the first batch of low-rise housing for informal settler families in Disiplina Village, Lingunan, Valenzuela City.

Kalinga mayor fined P2,000 over unliquidated cash advances
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
Mayor Alfredo Malannag Jr. of Pasil, Kalinga has pleaded guilty to a lesser offense to avoid the litigation of the malversation charges filed against him over his unliquidated cash advances amounting to P503,

4 dead in Zamboanga del Norte, North Cotabato floods
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
Two persons drowned in flash floods in Zamboanga del Norte on Tuesday. The provincial disaster risk reduction and management office said the body of an unidentified man was found floating in Barangay Poblacion in Sibuco town.

Drug suspect slain in Negros Occidental
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
Unidentified motorcycle-riding men shot dead a drug suspect in Barangay 4, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental on Tuesday.

After lashing Philippines, tropical storm Saudel heads for Vietnam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
MANILA -- Tropical storm Saudel ("Pepito") has lashed the Philippines causing flooding and thousands of residents to evacuate, officials said on Wednesday, with the storm now heading

Possible for Duterte to form separate task force to probe alleged DPWH corruption -- Palace
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
DPWH Spokesperson Anna Lamentillo says the agency has been implementing reforms such as cracking down ghost projects and going after delinquent contractors.

Possible for Duterte to form separate task force to probe alleged DPWH corruption -- Palace
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
DPWH Spokesperson Anna Lamentillo says the agency has been implementing reforms such as cracking down ghost projects and going after delinquent contractors.

Term deposit rates rise
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Term deposit rates increased on strong demand from cash-rich banks as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) continued to suspend the offering of the 28-day tenor. BSP Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila Jr. said the yield of the seven ...

Man who stole 2 purebred cats sued
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
Police have filed charges against the man who stole two purebred cats from the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelter in Quezon City.

More cops deployed during Christmas - PNP
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
With more people expected to head outdoors during the Christmas season amid the easing of quarantine restrictions, the Philippine National Police yesterday said it would double the deployment of personnel in public places to thwart criminals.

After keeping low profile on campaign trail, Obama makes debut for Biden
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
Former U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is locked in a tight race with President Donald Trump

5 more die from COVID-19-related deaths in Quezon province
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
Health authorities in Quezon province recorded five more deaths related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday. In its 5 p.m. bulletin on Oct. 20, the Integrated

Pope says homosexuals should be covered by civil union laws
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
Pope Francis says in a new film released on Wednesday that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws, in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of

Tropical storm Saudel threatens Vietnam after soaking Philippines
Reuters - 2020-10-21
Members of a rescue team walk in floodwater in Caluag Town, Quezon province, Philippines October 21, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management O

AFP official warns Liza Soberano against keeping ties with Gabriela Youth
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
A military official, known to tag government critics as communist rebels, has warned actress Liza Soberano against working further with left-leaning Gabriela Youth after the celebrity spoke as a guest in one of its events.

Bello says Duterte allowed more health workers to work overseas
Rappler - 2020-10-21
Labor officials are also considering lifting the deployment ban, but with certain conditions Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday, October 21, said that President Rodrigo Duterte "approved" more health workers to work overseas.

Expert says China research vessels in PH waters used for naval power buildup, too
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
The Philippines should be wary of Chinese research vessels operating in its waters because such is a pretext for naval power buildup, a maritime expert said on Wednesday (Oct.

Cebuano priest is new papal chaplain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
CEBU CITY -- Pope Francis has appointed a 36-year-old priest from Cebu City as a papal chaplain and member of his household at the Vatican. As "Chaplain to His Holiness," Fr. Jan Thomas ...

PNP formally opens CSG satellite office at MPD headquarters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) formally opened on Wednesday a satellite office of the Civil Security Group (CSG) at the Manila Police District (MPD)

Mural placed for baby River, slain NDFP consultant Randy Echanis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
A mural dedicated to baby River, the late newborn daughter of political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino, and former peace consultant Randall Echanis was inaugurated on Wednesday

Thai protests build as pandemic fuels unrest across Southeast Asia
NIKKEI - 2020-10-21
In the Philippines, also facing its first recession ... More than two dozen interviews by Nikkei Asia with mid-level managers and small business owners across Southeast Asia found that those ...

Storm Pepito causes flooding, landslides
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
Heavy rains spawned by Tropical Storm Pepito (international name Saudel) triggered floods and landslides in some parts of the country yesterday ahead of its forecast landfall in the Aurora-Isabela area.

BPI profits still down in Q3 in higher loss provisions
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
In the first 9 months, profits fell 22.1% annually to P17.17 billion. Financial performance were heavily deterrred by P21.06 billion in loan loss provisions set aside from January to September, an amount 4.

PNP Maritime Group commended for catching illegal fishers in Tawi-Tawi
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
"By protecting the municipal waters from illegal fishing encroachment, we are protecting the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the marginal fisherfolks to the preferential use of their traditional fishing grounds,

Megawide proposal to upgrade NAIA still under study -- DOTr
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
"Please be informed that the MIAA will only start negotiating with the proponent once the terms have already been defined and approved by the NEDA Board."

'Pepito' now a severe tropical storm as it moves to exit PAR
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
All storm signals including Signal No. 1 have also been lifted following this reported developments by the state weather bureau. Still, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains are seen tonight until Thursday morning over Western Visayas, Zamboanga ...

GSIS members can avail of emergency loans until December 2020
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
Government Service Insurance System emergency loans are available to members until December this year, an official said Wednesday.

Hotels in GCQ, MGCQ areas now allowed to operate at full capacity
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 21) -- Hotels in areas under general community quarantine and modified GCQ can now accept guests at full capacity to allow the tourism industry to recover ...

Beyond Manila Bay, measly housing budget leaves nothing for slum residents
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
While shelter is considered a basic human need, our budget is the lowest among all the departments," housing director Miles Rivera told senators in a budget hearing on Wednesday.

This car just smashed through speed records at 316 mph
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
SSC North America announced Monday that its Tuatara hypercar reached an average speed of 316.11 miles per hour during two record-breaking dashes outside Las Vegas. The vehicle, which was tested on a seven-mile stretch of a Nevada highway on Saturday,

Cash aid recipients propel bank account openings during pandemic - BSP
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
The central bank saw millions of new deposit accounts opened during the quarantine period, led by digital wallets and by recipients of the government's cash aid program.

Rockwell gains foothold in Angeles, Pampanga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
Property developer Rockwell Land Corp. has debuted in Central Luzon with a partnership deal signed with TGN Realty to develop a 3.6-hectare mixed-use community in Angeles, Pampanga. The project

Cagayan Valley cops roll out facial recognition system vs crime
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
These application-enabled smartphones will be used by police personnel at checkpoints and other police operations, Police Brig. Gen. Nieves said.

Powerhouse economists, stock market gurus to lead free online conference
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
The Global Filipino Investors Inc. (TGFI) is bringing together powerhouse economists and stock market gurus in one virtual conference.

Almost 1 million small rice farmers to receive cash aid from 'excess tariff'
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 21) -- The Department of Agriculture said nearly one million rice farmers tilling land measuring one hectare and below would benefit from cash aid from the ...

Support local weavers, artisans in the first virtual Likhang Habi Market Fair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
The Philippine Textile Council launched its first virtual Likhang Habi Market Fair, a pioneer in artisan fairs since 2009, in line with their advocacy for the local weaving community, today, Oct. 21.

Shopee welcomes Kris Aquino as its new brand ambassador for the 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, introduces the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, as its new brand ambassador for the Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

Group says 2021 budget reflects low priority on health recovery
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-21
The Church People Workers Solidarity said the proposed 2021 national budget is a glaring confirmation that Philippine health recovery is not a "priority" for the Duterte administration.

Man from Tacloban City dies of COVID-19 bringing total fatalities in Eastern Visayas to 56
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
TACLOBAN CITY -- A 46-year-old man from this city died of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday, bringing the number of deaths in Eastern Visayas to 56. The Department of Health

Lawmakers want portion of Malampaya fund allocated to boost PH healthcare facilities
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 21) -- Lawmakers are pushing to allot a portion of government profits from the Malampaya gas field to the improvement of the country's health care system in ...

No budget yet for displaced Taal residents -- NHA chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
Since the Taal volcano eruption in January, the National Housing Authority (NHA) has not yet received any budget for the relocation of displaced residents in the affected

Group asks DepEd for immediate creation of technical working group on mental health
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-21
A group of guidance counselors is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to immediately create a technical working group (TWG) that would help address emerging issues related to the mental health of both students and teachers.

India is facing a double health threat this winter: pollution and the pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-21
Authorities have been trying for years to combat this serious public health risk -- but there's a new urgency this year, with fears that pollution could compound the danger of COVID-19. The coronavirus outbreak in India has infected nearly 7.6 million ...

335 persons displaced with 'Pepito' set to exit PAR on Thursday
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
"As of this reporting, no untoward incidents have been reported to us here at the NDRRMC, and we still have no casualties," NDRRMC spokesperson Mark Timbal told reporters in a text message.

Cockfights in Cavite still banned as guidelines remain pending -- Remulla
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
Cockfighting remains banned in Cavite as the local government is still crafting the guidelines to regulate the activity, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said

Perennial problem of sluggish spending hampers Duterte's stimulus
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
We are expecting departments/agencies to submit their budget requests to the DBM soon so we can recommend these requests to the Office of the President and release the funds as soon as possible," a budget official said.

M Lhuillier brings light to another loyal customer with P50,000 cash prize
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-21
Angelita Cristales of Sitio Damasco, South Cotabato is just one of the millions of resilient Filipinos who are trying to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Angelita and her family spent ...

2 Abu Sayyaf caught in Pasay
philstar.com - 2020-10-21
Terrorism Division arrested two alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf terror group in separate operations in Pasay City, an official said yesterday.

Traditional weaving enters the new normal as Habi fair goes online
BusinessWorld - 2020-10-21
The well-loved Likhang Habi Market Fair of years past -- showcasing handwoven items for the home and self using local fabrics, fibers, and textiles -- is going online this week, from Oct. 21-27, via the website "In these pandemic times,

Cavite town vice mayor held for guns
philstar.com - 2020-10-20
The vice mayor of Amadeo, Cavite was arrested yesterday for illegal possession of firearms. Conrado Viado was tagged as the leader of the Asiong gang, said to be involved in land grabbing, extortion and gun running,

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