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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 ...

Philippines seen missing goal to energize entire archipelago - 2020-10-20
Energy officials said the health crisis has delayed the rollout of projects electrifying far-flung rural areas and a bigger project that connects Visayas and Mindanao grid to Luzon to prevent blackouts that deter business.

Philippines' PNOC aims to start S.China Sea venture with CNOOC by 2021
Nasdaq - 2020-10-20
The president of the exploration arm of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) said on Tuesday the company aimed to start an energy exploration venture with China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) in the South China Sea by 2021.

Skyway 3 to open for free ahead of holidays in December - 2020-10-20
After completing construction ahead of schedule, San Miguel Corp. is all set to open the third extension of Skyway to motorists during a "soft" launch in December. While the exact date was not yet provided,

A connected path towards digitization
BusinessWorld - 2020-10-20
In the world of business, what exactly has changed, and what, if anything, was left the same? The second leg of the BUSINESSWORLD INSIGHTS Online Forum Series on Connectivity tackled this issue with the theme, "The Connected Path: A Guide to Digital ...

Philippines reports 1,640 new coronavirus cases, 17 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-10-20
The Philippines' health ministry on Tuesday recorded 1,640 new coronavirus infections, the lowest daily increase in infections in four weeks, and 17 additional deaths.

NGCP turns over housing project for Valenzuela City residents
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-20
NGCP, together with Gawad Kalinga, formally turned over to the City Government of Valenzuela the first batch of low-rise dwellings in Disiplina Village, Lingunan, Valenzuela City, a joint in-city housing project for informal settler families.

Some 60,000 PUV drivers to benefit from service contracting scheme -- LTFRB
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) -- Around 60,000 drivers of public utility vehicles will benefit from the net service contracting scheme of the Land Transportation Franchising and ...

Toyota Philippines affirms power to lead with unveiling of new Fortuner - 2020-10-20
With the 2020 update, the Fortuner gets more confident, prestigious, safe, further proving itself a formidable and reliable SUV, perfect for any city or off-road drive.

'Pepito' maintains strength with expected landfall tonight over Aurora, Isabela - 2020-10-20
Tropical Storm Pepito has maintained its strength as it moves closer to Aurora-Isabela area where it is expected to make landfall tonight, PAGASA said.

'Pepito' keeps strength as it moves toward Aurora for landfall - 2020-10-20
State weather bureau PAGASA said Tropical Storm Pepito has slightly intensified as it is set to make its first landfall in the country over Aurora on Tuesday night.

MMDA suspends Pasig ferry operations due to tropical depression
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
In its severe weather bulletin, Pagasa said Pepito is packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph. Pepito was last seen 375 ...

TD Pepito may make landfall over Aurora-Isabela coast Tuesday night
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
The center of Pepito was last spotted 440 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon, according to the severe weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Crisis-fearing investors shorten debt payment terms as costs fall - 2020-10-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Payment terms of state debt continued to shorten as of August, an unwarranted consequence of investors remaining jittery to bet for the long haul, but government assured settling should not be a problem especially with interest ...

FEU swings to loss on enrollment decline, tuition discounts
BusinessWorld - 2020-10-20
(FEU) swung to a loss in its first quarter, ending August as a result of lower enrollments and tuition fee discounts because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a regulatory filing, the listed school operator said its attributable net loss stood at P148.

Vietnam troops find more bodies after latest deadly landslide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-20
Floods and mudslides during October have killed at least 93 people in central Vietnam and left 30 missing, among those four military, which has lost 29 personnel to the adverse weather ...

Former Comelec chairman and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Armando Melo dies, 88
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Armando Melo died last Sunday at the age of 88. Melo is remembered for ushering the country' automated elections.

Japan, Vietnam boost defence ties as South China Sea tensions mount - 2020-10-19
Japan and Vietnam agreed to step up security and defence cooperation Monday, reaching an agreement in principle for Tokyo to export defence equipment and technology to the Southeast Asian nation.

1,632 new Minnesota COVID-19 infections as case growth outpaces testing
StarTribune - 2020-10-19
Experts warn the public to remain vigilant in mask-wearing and social distancing as we head toward the holidays.

This company thinks its plastic alternative can help solve climate change
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-19
(CNN) -- For companies around the world and across industries, sustainability has rapidly gone from a nice-to-have to a business imperative. Global brands including Amazon, McDonald's, Ikea and ...

Implementing rules of anti-terrorism law may face legal challenges - IBP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
The guidelines issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the implementation of the antiterror law may face the same legal challenges raised in the 37 separate petitions against it pending in the

Senator Go pushes PhilHealth reforms
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
SENATOR Christopher Lawrence Go pressed PhilHealth officials on Monday to frontload reforms to ensure a "more responsive health-care system." This developed as Senate Bill No. 1829 authored by ...

Four Lessons From AT&T On Climate Resilience And Business Continuity
Forbes - 2020-10-19
As leaders at AT&T work to mitigate climate change and adapt to its pending impacts, the reality of climate change on business becomes evident.

Manulife launches new life, health option
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-19
Manulife Philippines has launched a new product that provides customers the flexibility to select the right critical illness protection for them and enhance the scope of their coverage by adding benefits of their choice.

P24-b stimulus package for farmers not yet released by DBM
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- With only two months left in the validity of Bayanihan 2, none of the P24 billion in the stimulus package earmarked for the recovery of the farming sector has been released ...

DOH will be more area-specific in reporting of COVID-19 cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines --The Department of Health (DOH) has updated its reporting of areas where the most number of COVID-19 cases are recorded to ensure that local officials can implement an ...

Manila raises seating capacity in churches, mosques
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Manila on Monday increased the allowed seating capacity in churches, chapels and mosques for religious gatherings from 10 percent to 30 percent to ...

Mayors wary of hike in Metro Manila virus cases due to Christmas parties
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Christmas parties could be banned in Metro Manila after mayors in the capital agreed they would only lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases. In a TV interview on Monday ...

After-work parties, gatherings blamed for COVID-19 spike in Davao City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines -- Gatherings after work hours and celebrations of special occasions have contributed to the increase in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in ...

Beware of fake virus test results
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
ILOILO CITY--The main COVID-19 testing laboratory in Western Visayas has warned of a possible scheme to provide fake results to employees seeking the document so they could return to work.

Women With Heterozygous FH Less Likely to Receive Treatment
Medscape - 2020-10-19
Women face a series of gender disparities in the diagnosis and management of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia that leave them less likely to achieve lipid goals, suggests registry data.

Hungarian restaurant serves on ferris wheel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
Hit by a plunge in turnover after foreign tourists vanished, Michelin-starred Hungarian restaurant Costes has staged a skyline dining event on the Budapest Eye ferris wheel to generate

Metro Manila mayors want quarantine until end of 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The mayors of Metro Manila want the metropolis to remain under general community quarantine up to the end of the year because there is no need to ease the current ...

3 Signs Your Latest Business Idea Has The Potential To Make It Big
Forbes - 2020-10-19
Do you have a new business idea that you think might have the potential to make you millions? Countless people have thought this before, yet most of their ideas haven't amounted to much. There's no need to worry,

4 more DOJ employees infected with coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-19
Four more employees of the Department of Justice (DOJ) have contracted the coronavirus, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said, bringing to 19 the total number of infected employees.

The growth of a virtual events startup called Hopin is 'unlike anything I've ever heard,' says top VC Semil Shah
Business Insider - 2020-10-19
Haystack founder Semil Shah says he doesn't "even know how to comprehend" the growth of virtual events startup Hopin this year.

Study will help fisheries management of a popular game fish--the smallmouth bass - 2020-10-19
For recreational fishing enthusiasts, the thrill of snagging their next catch comes with discovering what's hooked on the end of the line. In many freshwater streams and rivers--across the central and eastern parts of the U.

Insomnia With Short Sleep Linked to Cognitive Impairment
Medscape - 2020-10-19
This potentially more severe insomnia phenotype is associated with cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and neurocognitive disease, new research shows.

Philippine futsal making waves
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may have put a stop to many things, but Philippine futsal like its older brother, 11-a-side football (name the Philippines Football League), is poised to take an even ...

Facebook has blocked 2.2 million ads for breaking its rules on elections ahead of the November vote
Business Insider - 2020-10-19
Facebook said it had stopped more than 2 million ads because the organizations behind them were not authorised to run political ads.

IBM's Q3 solid with strength in Red Hat, hybrid cloud
ZDNet - 2020-10-19
GMT (13:22 PDT) | Topic: Cloud IBM reported third quarter results in line with the expectations outlined when it announced plans to spin off its managed infrastructure services unit. The company saw strength in its Red Hat unit.

FMIC sees slower Q3 economic decline - 2020-10-19
A slower decline in economic output of not more than five percent can be expected in the third quarter of the year as signs of recovery continue to be seen in the industry sector, said the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group.

Covid-19 pandemic leaves lessons on managing money
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
The unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has made people, particularly those in business, go back to the drawing board to review their asset management techniques, retirement plans and investment opportunities.

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