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How these corporate women shifted from the boardroom to WFH (and even started home-based new businesses)
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-28
HALF a year after the deadly virus started ravaging our populace, the pandemic is shaping up to be a marathon--not a sprint. With the finish line not yet in sight, "work from home" has become the mode of survival for a great number of professionals.

Philippines' Duterte calls out Facebook after accounts taken down
Business Insider - 2020-09-28
It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that Facebook could not stop him from promoting the ...

Big business cashes in on 'Brand Pope' in Philippines
Rappler - 2020-09-27
Images of a smiling Francis are on towering billboards and full-page newspaper advertisements, stamped with logos of McDonald's, Pepsi, Hyundai and myriad big local companies

Coronavirus latest: Beijing to protect health worker whistleblowers
NIKKEI - 2020-09-27
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 33,119,791, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Not yet time to aggressively buy COVID-19 sensitive stocks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
Since the start of the pandemic, we have recommended investing in resilient or COVID-19-proof stocks. So far, the strategy has worked as proven by the outperformance of resilient stocks vs the PSEi

PH office leasing posts growth during crisis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
The Philippine office leasing market bucked the global trend and so far avoided a recession but business has slowed significantly and threatens to weaken due to the ongoing crisis and new tax

Project Ark medical team defends rapid tests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
The medical team of a private sector effort for mass testing for the new coronavirus on Sunday defended the use of rapid antibody tests, which the medical community said

DA keeps 2% agri growth target for 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is sticking to its target of achieving a 2-percent growth rate this year despite the economic woes brought by the coronavirus pandemic, noting its resilience amid

4 more Pinoys die of COVID-19 in Middle East
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
Four more Filipinos in the Middle East died of COVID-19 over the weekend, raising the death toll among Filipinos overseas to at least 790. Nearly 3,000 other Filipinos

Big business cashes in on 'Brand Pope' in Philippines
Rappler - 2020-09-27
Images of a smiling Francis are on towering billboards and full-page newspaper advertisements, stamped with logos of McDonald's, Pepsi, Hyundai and myriad big local companies

DOLE helps maid repatriated from Saudi Arabia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) on Sunday promised assistance to Rose Dacanay Policarpio, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was recently repatriated after

Smuggling, the private sector and the SALN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
The fight against smuggling cannot be won without private sector involvement. The SALN (Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Networth) is also an important tool in this fight. Today, smuggling

Provincial buses to roll sans stopovers, fare hikes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
After six months in their garages, provincial bus operations will finally roll on Wednesday but only from terminal to terminal without stopovers and without any increase in

Urban poor families set up food gardens to cope with hunger amid pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
Struggling to put food on their tables through weeks into quarantine due to the new coronavirus pandemic, residents of Barangay Payatas in Quezon City have found a new

Deadly microbe water warning lifted for final Texas city
StarTribune - 2020-09-27
Environmental officials in Texas have lifted a warning for a final Houston-area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe, but with a warning that the water should be boiled before being consumed.

300 Filipinos return from Lebanon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
More than 300 Filipinos returned home from Lebanon on Saturday via a special chartered flight arranged by the Philippine government. President Duterte himself ordered the mission to bring the

Pandemic aftermath may push banks, big borrowers into debt restructuring
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
The full extent of the coronavirus pandemic-inflicted damage on Philippine companies and the local financial system will only begin to manifest itself over the next couple of years, as there is always

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on
Rappler - 2020-09-27
Donald Trump warned Republicans that he is done negotiating and wants a vote Friday, March 24, on dismantling Obamacare, setting up a high-stakes showdown with members of the president's own party over his embattled health care plan.

Vivant to hike investments in renewables, bulk water
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-27
Publicly listed Cebu-based Vivant Corp. said it will invest further in energy and water infrastructure, including bulk water supply and wastewater treatment. Vivant President Arlo A.G. Sarmiento said the company will look into new technologies and improvements into existing technologies that would help it grow its presence in the

Barber slain in Cavite - 2020-09-27
A barber was shot dead by an unidentified assailant in General Trias City, Cavite on Saturday. Ricardo Moriles was waiting for a customer at his shop in Barangay San Francisco when a man arrived and shot him three times.

Customs issues rules on refunds, tax credits - 2020-09-27
The Bureau of Customs has released the detailed guidelines on the payment of refunds or issuance of tax credits to traders who have overpaid the duties and taxes on their shipments.

LOOK: Amid House power struggle, Cayetano and wife visit Paolo Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-27
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano went all the way to Davao City to chat and dine with presidential son and Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte, who earlier threatened to boot him out office.

PT&T boosts digital push - 2020-09-27
Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. will test 5G fixed wireless broadband soon "on a proof of concept" basis to strengthen its digital push.

Lopez Group employees hold virtual tree planting, fund-raising activity - 2020-09-27
Employee volunteers from First Gen Corp. held a hi-tech and innovative tree-planting activity in the midst of the pandemic, and raised in the process thousands of pesos in donations for indigents in a Batangas town whose means of livelihood have been affected by the coronavirus.

Healthcare Coalition Objects to Proposed ACO Regulations
Medscape - 2020-09-27
CMS would change quality assessment and reporting requirements and end pay for reporting under the Physician Fee Schedule proposal.

Can health agencies absorb sin tax funds?
Rappler - 2020-09-27
The budget secretary is worried that government health agencies may not be able to 'absorb' new funds from the proposed increases in sin taxes, given that the 2013 national budget has already been app

Fire hits fuel plant in Batangas - 2020-09-27
A fire of unknown origin broke out at the JG Summit Petrochemical Complex in Batangas City on Saturday night. The first alarm was raised at 9:05 p.m. and the fire was declared out at 11:55 p.m., according to a statement issued by JG Summit.

In Brazil's Amazon a COVID-19 resurgence dashes herd immunity hopes
Reuters - 2020-09-27
The largest city in Brazil's Amazon has closed bars and river beaches to contain a fresh surge of coronavirus cases, a trend that may dash theories that Manaus was one of the world's first places to reach collective,

In Brazil's Amazon a COVID-19 resurgence dashes herd immunity hopes
Reuters - 2020-09-27
The largest city in Brazil's Amazon has closed bars and river beaches to contain a fresh surge of coronavirus cases, a trend that may dash theories that Manaus was one of the world's first places to reach collective,

Megawide to jumpstart NAIA modernization plan - 2020-09-27
The COVID-19 pandemic compels governments and the airline sector to modernize airport facilities, experts across the globe said.

SWS: Hunger among Filipino families at highest since 2012 - 2020-09-27
The survey, conducted from September 17 to 20, showed that 30.7% experienced hunger due to lack of food to eat amid the ongoing health crisis, higher than the 20.9% recorded in July.

Chinese Trojan horse Dito? - 2020-09-27
He is not buying the assurance of some military leaders about Chinese telecom towers inside our military bases. Here is his FB post: "When those who support placing transmission towers inside our military camps on the ground it is only a tower,

2 nursing grads, student stabbed dead - 2020-09-27
Two nursing graduates and a nursing student were found dead with multiple stab wounds at a house along Catmon street in Barangay 179, Caloocan City yesterday afternoon.

Foreign think tank sees 25 bps cut - 2020-09-27
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas may bring the key interest rate down to 1.75 percent by year-end to support the economy amid the pandemic, according to London-based macroeconomy research firm Capital Economics.

Will The Internal Combustion Engine Really Take A Back Seat To EVs?
Forbes - 2020-09-27
The shift to EVs, slow to materialize at first, is now accelerating on a global scale due to more stringent government emissions regulations, falling costs, improving EV acceptance and a societal reckoning about climate change.

Filipinos to spend less this Christmas -- BSP - 2020-09-27
Filipinos are expected to spend less in the fourth quarter including the Christmas season as they focus their resources on essentials including basic goods and services, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Bank economists expect no change in BSP rates... - 2020-09-27
Economists expect the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to keep interest rates steady this week as monetary authorities continue to assess the impact of the aggressive easing moves they implemented to soften the blow of the pandemic on the economy.

Government borrowings balloon to P2.5 trillion - 2020-09-27
Government borrowings ballooned to nearly P2.5 trillion following a record-high retail Treasury bond sale last month, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

397 Boracay firms allowed to operate - 2020-09-27
Up to 397 accommodation establishments in Boracay have been allowed to accept guests as the island is set to welcome local tourists next week, the Department of Tourism reported over the weekend.

Man nabbed for drugs, gun - 2020-09-27
A suspected drug pusher was arrested for alleged possession of P75,000 worth of shabu and a gun during an anti-narcotics operation in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City before dawn yesterday.

PCSO to hold bidding for lotto paper supply - 2020-09-27
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office will hold a competitive bidding for the supply of thermal paper for its lotto operations and other revenue-raising games, according to PCSO general manager Royina Garma.

BSP: More layoffs loom in Q4 - 2020-09-27
More companies may lay off workers as they shelve expansion plans for the fourth quarter and over the next 12 months as the economy took a downturn due to the implementation of mobility restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,

Index support firms up at 5,830 - 2020-09-27
Share prices are expected to consolidate this week with immediate support at 5,830 level, according to analysts.

Ex-NPO chief gets 10 years for graft - 2020-09-27
Former National Printing Office director Emmanuel Andaya and five others have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in connection with the anomalous awarding of a P1.9-million contract for the printing of travel clearance certificates of the National Bureau of Investigation in 2010.

PNP posts 37 new COVID-19 cases - 2020-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has reported 37 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 among its personnel.The Philippine National Police (PNP) has reported 37 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 among its personnel.

Airport proponents revise unsolicited offers - 2020-09-27
Proponents of various provincial airport unsolicited proposals have revised their plans in consideration of the severe impact brought about by the pandemic to the aviation sector.

Parañaque, Taguig issue rules for early cemetery-goers - 2020-09-27
The city government of Parañaque has issued guidelines for early visitors in cemeterties amid the closure of memorial parks and columbariums nationwide during Undas as a precaution against COVID-19.

Nearly 10,000 health workers get COVID-19 -- DOH - 2020-09-27
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 10,000 health workers have been infected with the virus, a Department of Health report showed.

Stricter work permit for foreign workers out soon - TUCP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
A stricter work permit for foreign workers in the Philippines will be out soon, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said Sunday. The TUCP said the National

China threatens global economy, health - US - 2020-09-27
China threatens the global economy and health by unsustainably exploiting natural resources and exporting its willful disregard for the environment through its One Belt One Road initiative, the US State Department said.

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