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Families of human rights victims dissatisfied with UN resolution
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Families of human rights victims demand more after the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution offering "technical cooperation and ...

Champions of Resilience in Philippine tourism industry: Virtus Awards pushes through amid pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association proves that its resilience is pandemic-proof as it decided to push through with its annual tradition of Virtus Awards that recognizes the most exceptional hotel marketing professionals in ...

Del Monte PHL bond float secures approval of SEC
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-08
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the P7.5 billion fixed rate bond float of Campos-led fruit canner Del Monte Philippines Inc. The company is offering P5 billion worth of bonds,

House to submit printed 2021 budget bill to Senate on Nov. 5 sans final reading OK
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-08
The House of Representatives will submit to the Senate the printed copy of the 2021 national budget bill on November 5, even though it has yet to approve the measure on final

The pandemic could push 150 million more people worldwide into 'extreme poverty'
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
An additional 88 to 115 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90 a day, in 2020 because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession, according to

Guevarra: No social media regulation in anti-terrorism law as IRR reaches final stages
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- There are no provisions regulating social media use in the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said as the draft ...

Authorities probe alleged assault on female Grab driver by cop
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Authorities are conducting a fact-finding investigation on an alleged assault involving a female driver of a ride-hailing company and a police officer.

BSP bats for 'zero trust' security protocol in push for digital transactions
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
The central bank wants all financial firms to be on their toes and constantly reviewing cybersecurity rules, suggesting a

DOLE mulls allowing small firms to forego 13th month pay
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
When it comes to the 13th month pay, maybe we can exempt MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises)," Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in an online briefing.

Central bank bans 2 bank workers involved in Wirecard fraud from working for other financial firms
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has banned two BDO and BPI employees found to have falsified documents that contributed to the Wirecard scandal from working in another bank or financial firm.

Duterte to promote mask use, health measures in ad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-08
President Duterte will appear in an advertisement to help promote minimum health protocols in an attempt to arrest the spread of COVID-19 in the country, his spokesperson

Tax perks await donors of gadgets, computers to public schools for new normal in learning
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-08
With blended learning and online classes in full swing, donors of computers and other gadgets to public schools will be rewarded with tax deductions under the Bayanihan to

32 top sellers, brands and partners celebrated during the 2020 Lazada Awards
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Lazada recently held the second edition of the annual Lazada Awards to recognize 32 sellers, brands and partners on the platform that have shown exemplary performance and have helped empower the Filipino economy to thrive and grow ...

CHR to probe case of female Grab driver nabbed by cop in Taguig City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday said it will investigate the case of a female Grab driver who was arrested in Taguig City for allegedly assaulting a police

Bad loans slow in August even without Bayanihan grace period
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
NPLs accounted for 2.93% of total loans extended by the banking system, up from 2.73% in previous month and sustaining an uptick from March.

Errors in modules due to rushed preparations -- DepEd official
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- A Department of Education official blamed short preparation time for errors seen in self-learning modules distributed to millions of basic education ...

Limited public transport holds back PH economy from full recovery - Galvez
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- The Duterte Cabinet will prioritize how to raise public transportation capacity as well as the opening of labor-heavy industries as they begin ...

PH vows 'full cooperation' as UN rights council OKs assistance to PH amid killings
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Despite criticisms from rights groups, Malacañang is pleased with the news that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a ...

Moreno bans daytime videoke, karaoke in Manila City
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
Manila City PIO said Moreno implemented the ban after receiving "complaints from parents of students whose online classes were disturbed by neighbors using karaoke machines."

A long road back, but tourism will get there
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-08
Slowly but surely, famous PHL destinations are opening up to tourists, taking each day, each problem, each unforeseen complication as it comes.

Palace: Duque's new WHO regional post proof of PH's effective COVID-19 response
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Malacañang believes the recent election of embattled Health Secretary Francisco Duque in a regional post of the World Health Organization is a ...

3 firms seek approval to hold COVID-19 vaccine trials in PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Three vaccine developers have submitted applications to conduct a Phase 3 clinical trial on potential COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines, an ...

Palace to wait until December for special session as House drama delays budget passage
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Malacañang will not call for a special session of Congress anytime soon despite an apparent delay in the 2021 budget approval process, Presidential ...

Focus on Saso, Suzuki, Hara as Stanley Ladies unwraps
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
Yuka Saso finally gets the chance to slug it out with multi-titled Ai Suzuki in an engaging duel spiced up by newly crowned major winner Erika Hara as the Stanley Ladies Golf fires off Friday at the Tomei Country Club in Susuno City,

Taguig City reminds public of health protocols amid reopening of economy
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-08
The Taguig City government has reminded the public to observe "the minimum health standards and safety protocols as we gradually reopen the economy," as stated in an advisory by the Taguig Safe City Task Force.

Cebu Pacific to raise $500 million to navigate through pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
Due to this exceptional change in market conditions and industry dynamics, the Corporation saw the urgent need to fast track its transformation...," Cebu Pacific said.

Nissan launches virtual showroom for safer mobility, best customer service for Filipino motorists
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
As the world transitions to more novel and safer ways of going about everyday life, so too does Nissan in its dedication to providing safer mobility and even more exceptional customer service. Right off the bat,

DepEd apologizes over wrong math solution aired on TV
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
The Department of Education apologized for the wrong solution for a math equation aired on TV on Tuesday. "Humihingi po kami ng paumanhin sa ating mga mag-aaral, sa mga magulang at teachers sa pagkakamaling ito,

Philippine budget carrier Cebu Air seeks $500m to weather COVID
NIKKEI - 2020-10-08
The Philippines' largest budget carrier Cebu Air on Thursday said it is looking to raise $500 million to repair a balance sheet that has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes a day after the Philippine government hinted it could offer airlines some assistance while also making it clear that the private sector would have to lead the industry's revival.

Top Philippine budget airline Cebu seeks $500m to weather COVID
NIKKEI - 2020-10-08
The Philippines' largest budget carrier Cebu Air on Thursday said it is looking to raise $500 million to repair a balance sheet that has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes a day after the Philippine government hinted it could offer airlines some assistance while also making it clear that the private sector would have to lead the industry's revival.

Pulong Duterte steps back from House speakership tussle
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Presidential son and Deputy Speaker Paolo "Pulong" Duterte has refused to take sides as the power struggle between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and ...

Cebu Pacific eyes to raise ?24B via share, bond sale amid funding crunch
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Cebu Pacific is looking to land $500 million (around ?24 billion) in fresh funding as it looks to rise from the deep slump caused by the global ...

Samsung flags near-60% operating profit jump after Huawei boost
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
Samsung Electronics flagged a leap of nearly 60 percent in third-quarter operating profits Thursday, as its mobile and chip business were boosted by US sanctions against its Chinese rival Huawei.

Shelved parties bring no good tidings for Filipinos' Christmas
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
With no end in sight yet for the pandemic, the coronavirus is transforming into the Grinch that will steal Christmas in the consumption-driven Philippine economy.

DOJ orders prosecutors to prioritize drug cases
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
The Department of Justice will order prosecutors investigating drug complaints to prioritize the resolution of these cases to speed up the destruction of seized contraband within the period set by law,

LRT-2 operations suspended after fire incident in Santolan
philstar.com - 2020-10-08
"LRT-2 has temporarily suspended operations following a fire incident at Santolan this morning caused by burnt UPS. Investigation and intervention ongoing. Operations will immediately resume after verifying that no other system (equipment) has been affected,

Mondelez Philippines supplies weekly vegetable packs to 300 Students
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-08
together with its partner the Philippine Business for Social Progress, thought to use this opportunity to provide livelihood to farmers who have also been struggling during these times.

LPA may develop into tropical depression once it moves to WPS -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-08
The low pressure area over the coastal waters of San Pascual, Masbate may develop into a tropical depression once it moves to the West Philippine Sea, the Philippine

Philippines' Cebu Air to raise $500 mln to weather the pandemic
Reuters - 2020-10-08
Philippine budget carrier Cebu Air Inc plans to raise roughly $500 million through bonds and shares to ride out the downturn in the aviation sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the airline said on Thursday.

DepEd modules stump even adults
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-08
Just two days after schools opened officially nationwide, Shin struggled with questions in an English subject. No, it was not college English but Grade 4 English that

Journalists and aid workers: US hostages killed by Islamic State
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-08
WASHINGTON -- US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller, were among Westerners taken hostage and killed by the so-called Islamic State group ...

U.S. House antitrust chairman calls unwinding Facebook's Instagram buy 'the right answer'
Reuters - 2020-10-07
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chair David Cicilline (D-RI), speaks during a hearing on "Online Platforms and Market Power", in the Rayburn Ho

In work-from-home era, who pays for toilet paper?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-07
As the world convulses in crisis, and tens of millions of us dig in for the long haul of working from home, one question looms large: Who pays for the tea and toilet paper? The

Judge Orders Twitter To Unmask FBI Impersonator Who Set Off Seth Rich Conspiracy
NPR - 2020-10-07
A federal judge has ordered Twitter to reveal the identity of an anonymous user who allegedly forged an FBI document to spread a conspiracy theory about the killing of DNC staffer Seth Rich in 2016.

Instagram is letting users switch back to old logos for its birthday
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-07
Instagram is celebrating its birthday by letting users switch to older icons of the app, including the classic retro camera logo that it sported when it first became a staple of smartphones worldwide.

Stephen Miller Tests Positive as White House Outbreak Grows
New York Times - 2020-10-07
President Trump tweeted that he was "looking forward to the debate" with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. next week in Miami. He could still be infectious then.

iPhone Batterygate Case: Lawyers Set For $88 Million Windfall
Forbes - 2020-10-07
The lawyers who pursued the Apple Batterygate case are set for a massive $88 million payout. Owners of various iPhone models had until this week to enter a claim for compensation from Apple for the Batterygate scandal,

China Bank raises P15 billion from bonds
philstar.com - 2020-10-07
China Banking Corp. raised P15 billion as investors swarmed its bond offering, prompting the bank to end the fundraising activity ahead of schedule.

Wisconsin to open field hospital as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge
Reuters - 2020-10-07
Wisconsin will open a field hospital outside of Milwaukee to handle a surge in COVID-19 cases that have overwhelmed hospitals across the state, Governor Tony Evers said on Wednesday.

Apple Arcade violates the same App Store policies that are keeping Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia off of iOS, says former App Store leader
Business Insider - 2020-10-07
Video game streaming services can't launch on the iPhone and iPad App Store, and the former App Store director said it's because of Apple Arcade.

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