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Drilon urges Duterte to call for special session of Congress in November
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-11
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to also call for a special session of Congress from November 9 to 13 to guarantee the timely

Saso blows bid with late meltdown - 2020-10-11
Yuka Saso came threateningly close to producing a stirring comeback but fumbled at the finish, settling for a 68 for joint 12th in the storm-hit Stanley Ladies Golf Tournament won by Mone Inami via playoff in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan Sunday.

Lagman asks Duterte to extend special session
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-11
The four days of special session called by President Duterte to pass the P4.5-trillion national budget for next year may not be enough and he should extend it by another four

Celebrate Octoberfest with Mercedes-Benz Stellar Deals
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-11
What better way to celebrate Octoberfest than with an October-feast of huge discounts and amazing offers! Enjoy Mercedes-Benz Stellar Deals this October and avail of savings you cannot resist including 0% interest rate,

Families return to Sulu village after 3 years of fearing Abu Sayyaf
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-11
The military has scored a victory against the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf with the return of more than 600 families to their village in Patikul town of Sulu. Due to atrocities of

BTS needs hits galore to justify IPO price
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-11
Shares of Big Hit Entertainment Co., the company behind South Korean boy band BTS, begin trading this week. A top-of-the-range IPO valuation of $4.2 billion(1) implies rock-star earnings multiples. Institutional investors have piled in anyway,

High demand seen as Converge lowers IPO price to P16.8 per share - 2020-10-11
Broadband services provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. on Friday set a cheaper price for its maiden share sale, setting the stage for the country's second biggest stock market debut.

Locsin in China for bilateral talks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-11
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. is in Beijing, China, this weekend to hold bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang

DOH pushes action plan on mental health care - 2020-10-11
The Department of Health yesterday drummed up the need to raise awareness about mental health especially now that the world is facing the coronavirus pandemic.

MVP hospital group shares learnings from COVID-19 - 2020-10-10
Makati Medical Center, one of the 17 hospitals under the Metro Pacific Group led by business titan Manuel V. Pangilinan, recently shared their learnings in dealing with the pandemic during the early stages of the lockdown in the PLDT,

Pakistan banned Tiktok after warnings over 'immoral and indecent' content
Business Insider - 2020-10-10
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said in July it had issued a "final warning" to TikTok to remove "obscene and immoral content."

Further reopening of public transport eyed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
The government is expected to further reopen the public transportation sector in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on

Indonesian, 2 others nabbed in bomb plot
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Security forces swooped down on a house in Jolo, Sulu, before dawn on Saturday and arrested three women, including an Indonesian, who are believed to be part of a plot to stage ...

Even as the Economy Grew, More Children Lost Health Insurance
New York Times - 2020-10-10
A new analysis shows that coverage levels fell for a third straight year. And that was before the pandemic struck.

General Motors finally gets serious about in-car tech, taps Unreal Engine for next-gen interface
TechCrunch - 2020-10-10
The upcoming GMC Hummer EV will feature a new in-car user interface powered by Unreal Engine . This powerful platform underpins the latest video games and is well-suited to provide vehicle occupants with a dynamic and robust experience.

Nevada Revokes Halt on Rapid Antigen Testing in Nursing Homes
New York Times - 2020-10-10
The reversal came just hours after the federal government threatened the state, calling the prohibition on the tests "illegal."

Google Cloud kicks out Proud Boys websites
ZDNet - 2020-10-10
Official website and online store for the Proud Boys far-right group have been kicked off Google Cloud on Thursday.

PlayStation Creator Is Now Doing Something Completely Different
GameSpot - 2020-10-10
The creator of the original PlayStation console is back to make new machines, though they probably aren't what you'd expect. Ken Kutaragi has moved from video games to robots, and he aims to help human workers with factory jobs.

Nurses suffer burn-out, psychological distress in COVID fight - association
Reuters - 2020-10-10
Many nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are suffering burn-out or psychological distress, and many have faced abuse or discrimination outside of work, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said.

Public investors stay in love with tech, as Root and Affirm file to IPO
TechCrunch - 2020-10-10
Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Why are there so many tech IPOs right now? Startups are finding that they can get higher valuations from public markets than private ones these days,

Social enterprise seeks to end extreme poverty
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-10
The world has always seen extreme inequality in wealth and spending, but even more so today when there are over 700 million people who are stuck in extreme poverty, while more than $60 trillion are being spent on consumer products every year.

Huawei tweets it will debut its Mate 40 devices on October 22nd
The Verge - 2020-10-10
Huawei has tweeted that it will reveal its Mate 40 series on October 22nd, likely the last of its phones to have Kirin chips-- at least for the foreseeable future-- due to the ongoing economic pressure from the US.

Banks told to strengthen cybersecurity protocols - 2020-10-10
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has ordered banks and financial institutions to strengthen their cybersecurity protocols by shifting to "zero-trust" operational model amid the rise in cybercrimes.

Air Canada lowers Transat buyout price to reflect COVID-19 hit
YAHOO! - 2020-10-10
Air Canada had secured Transat shareholders' approval for the deal last year with a sweetened C$18.00 a share bid, to bolster its leisure business. Under revised terms of the deal, Air Canada said it will acquire all shares of Transat for C$5 per share,

Shopping online during the pandemic? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-10
The holiday season is already a booming time for online shopping. The Covid-19 pandemic only increases the likelihood that when people shop this holiday season, they will choose online shopping over brick-and-mortar stores.

DM Wenceslao expands Makati CBD footprint - 2020-10-10
D.M. Wenceslao Group, the listed property developer behind Aseana City, is expanding its residential footprint in Makati.

National Broadband Program gets P902 million budget for 2021 - 2020-10-10
The Department of Budget and Management has allocated P902 million for the National Broadband Program of the Department of Information and Communications Technology for next year, way below the P18.8 billion the DICT seeks to improve connectivity in the country.

Aboitiz to venture into small cell business - 2020-10-10
Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. is venturing into the small cell network business to supplement its common tower venture.

Developers urge BIR to suspend VAT on low-cost housing projects - 2020-10-10
Real estate and housing developers are urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue to suspend the imposition of value-added tax on low-cost housing which is set to take effect next year.

Qatar Airways boosts Philippine flights - 2020-10-10
Qatar Airways has beefed up its flights in the country as it continues to lead the aviation industry by offering more global connectivity than any other airline.

Loans used as compliance to reserve ratio hit P120 billion - 2020-10-10
The amount of bank loans extended to micro, small and medium enterprises as well as large enterprises reached P120 billion as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas continues to extend regulatory relief measures amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

PEZA lists job prospects in Calabarzon ecozones - 2020-10-10
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority has launched an online job fair which offers over 23,000 employment opportunities in CALABARZON-based ecozones.

DOJ: Heads to roll over Bilibid riot - 2020-10-10
Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra assured the public yesterday that heads will roll in the National Bilibid Prison once the investigation on the alleged riot in the state penitentiary is complete.

Ilocos Norte to accept tourists from Luzon - 2020-10-10
Ilocos Norte will reopen to tourists from Luzon starting next week. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she was "elated" by the decision of Gov. Matthew Marcos-Manotoc to accept visitors from Luzon even those from areas under general community quarantine or GCQ.

Business finds ally in ARTA - 2020-10-10
Business registration from the Securities and Exchange Commission for the certificate of incorporation, to the Bureau of Internal Revenue for the tax identification number, to the Social Security System,

Quezon City unveils own molecular laboratory - 2020-10-10
The Quezon City government has unveiled its own molecular laboratory to support its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Smart bills now payable via Shopee - 2020-10-10
PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. has teamed up with e-commerce platform Shopee to provide an easy way for subscribers to pay their postpaid bill.

Department of Agriculture, Quezon City promote urban agriculture - 2020-10-10
The Department of Agriculture and the Quezon City government have partnered to promote urban agriculture to contribute in ensuring sustainable food supply in the country.

Strict Facebook NDAs reveal how the company bars some of its ad agencies from speaking about it and even confirming public information
Business Insider - 2020-10-10
Agency executives said Facebook's terms are unusually restrictive and favor big holding companies.

With $300 Million In New Funding, Zymergen Aims To Sustainably Transform The $3 Trillion Chemical And Materials Industry
Forbes - 2020-10-10
By making better, greener alternatives to petrochemistry, Zymergen sees a huge economic and environmental opportunity.

3 bus companies to launch modern PUV units in Zamboanga del Sur
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
At least three bus companies in Zamboanga del Sur have committed to support the government's public utility vehicles (PUV) modernization program. Midsalip town's

QC virus lab still needs DOH approval
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
The first molecular laboratory to help trace COVID-19 patients in Quezon City was opened on Saturday but it will become operational only after securing accreditation from

From pay cuts to permanent work-from-home, here's how Silicon Valley companies are thinking about the future of work
Business Insider - 2020-10-10
Tech companies are making major changes to employee perks, safety precautions, and even whether employees need to come to an office ever again.

Bianca bombs away with solid 65, barges into Top 24 - 2020-10-10
Facing elimination in her first Major test, Bianca Pagdanganan passed it with flying colors behind a performance that perhaps merited not just a second look but also a total focus from the best of the rest.

Senate sees early resumption of session to tackle 2021 proposed national budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
Senate is eyeing a resumption of its session earlier than Nov. 16 to work on the proposed 2021 national budget once it receives its approved version from the House of

DOH: COVID-19 vaccine phase 3 trials in PH to start in November
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- The country may begin conducting COVID-19 vaccine trials by next month, the Department of Health said Saturday. The DOH said government agencies are ...

Philippines records 2,249 new coronavirus cases, 87 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-10-10
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday recorded 2,249 new coronavirus infections and 87 additional deaths.

Priest allegedly had threesome on church altar, arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
A priest was arrested for allegedly having sex with two women on the altar of a church in New Orleans, United States.

PH COVID-19 tally reaches 336,926; more than 54k active cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 2,249 more patients stricken by the coronavirus disease, raising the nationwide tally to 336,926. In its 4 p.m. case

North Korea appears to have held huge military parade -- Seoul
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
SEOUL -- Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have held a giant military parade early Saturday, Seoul said, with Pyongyang's latest and most advanced weapons expected to have been on

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