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'Nothing definite' on SkyCable bid, PLDT says - 2020-09-14
As such, PLDT is evaluating options with respect to SkyCable for possible opportunities," the company said in a disclosure to the stock exchange. "However, there is nothing definite nor disclosable at this time,

Service contracting scheme for public transportation gets IATF green light - 2020-09-14
Due to the limitations imposed on our public transportation, operators and drivers may not be able to sustain their operations. This may lead to inconsistent travel trips causing commuters to compete for rides,

Gov't mulls fresh BSP bond purchases for COVID-19 fight - 2020-09-14
Under existing repurchase contracts entered last March, BSP purchased P300 billion in 3-month Treasury securities.

Philippines Central Bank Ready to Lend Government More If Needed
YAHOO! - 2020-09-14
The Philippine central bank is prepared to lend more to the government, helping to boost state funding to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Benjamin Diokno said Monday.The comme

Asian economists hope Japan's new leader provides reform model
NIKKEI - 2020-09-14
After Abe's resignation announcement, the Japan Center for Economic Research and Nikkei conducted a survey ... Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand -- as well as India.

Nintendo is bringing back a super-retro handheld from the 1980s
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-14
The Japanese gaming company announced it would re-release Game & Watch, the handheld sensation that put Nintendo on the map 40 years ago.

Pemberton's status as US Marine still in question despite pardon - Roque
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-14
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who once served as lawyer of the Laude family, cited an old agreement with US authorities that Pemberton would still face penalties in the United States despite receiving presidential pardon in Manila.

Tap barangay health workers, civil society & 4Ps leaders as contact tracers, Drilon urges DILG
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-14
Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Monday urged the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to prioritize the hiring of barangay health workers and displaced workers as contact tracers in accordance with the provisions of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2.

LTFRB reviews resumption of provincial bus operations, may issue guidelines within the week -- DOTr
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-14
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is ironing out the protocols and guidelines for the resumption of provincial bus operations, an official from the Department of Transportation said.

Car sales reverse fragile recovery in August - 2020-09-14
The lingering coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer vehicle sales in August, with the industry bucking a nascent recovery seen in the previous months after a brief return to tighter lockdowns to stem rising cases hurt demand anew.

House panel OKs ?8.23B budget for Duterte's office after nearly 2 hours of scrutiny of intel funds, line items
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-14
Unlike the previous hearings, the Office of the President took a longer time to defend its 2021 budget before the House panel due to active scrutiny of its intelligence funds and alleged line item allocations.

Public clamor for more jeepneys met with eased distancing instead - 2020-09-14
The policy aims to help in the opening and recovery of the economy," transportation spokesperson Goddes Libiran said in a text message.

Physicians group warns of rise in COVID-19 cases with reduced distancing in public transport
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-14
Easing the physical distancing measures in public transport may only contribute to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, a group of physicians warned on Monday.

Asia shares rise as investors look ahead to Fed meeting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-14
Asian shares rose Monday, despite the rollercoaster ride that closed Wall Street last week, as traders awaited cues from the U.S. central bank expected later in the

LPA east of Davao Del Sur may develop into tropical depression -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The low pressure area (LPA) east of Davao Del Sur may develop into a tropical depression, according

Solons tout revenue, aid features of Bayanihan 2, oversight unit eyed
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-14
AN assistant majority leader of the House of Representatives is prodding Congress to increase the 2021 budget... WITH the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or the Bayanihan 2 now signed into law ...

Oracle will partner with TikTok in the United States after Microsoft loses bid
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-14
TikTok and Oracle will become business partners in the United States -- a deal meant to satisfy the Trump administration's national security concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 33 from West Coast fires
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-14
Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said over the weekend as crews

Coronavirus latest: Philippines reports daily record of 259 deaths
NIKKEI - 2020-09-14
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread ... the highest death toll in Southeast Asia. 5:45 p.m. The Philippines reports a record daily increase in new coronavirus deaths for the second ...

BDO Europe Equity Feeder Fund
Bloomberg - 2020-09-14
BDO Europe Equity Feeder Fund is an open-end fund incorporated in the Philippines. The Fund's objective is to generate long-term capital appreciation by investing in a target fund, which is ...

BDO Equity Index Fund
Bloomberg - 2020-09-14
BDO Equity Index Fund is an open-end fund incorporated in Philippines. The Fund's objective is to provide investors with a total return which reflects the return of the Philippine Stock Exchange ...

BDO Peso Bond Fund
Bloomberg - 2020-09-14
BDO Peso Bond Fund (formerly BDO Peso Fixed Income Fund) is an open-end unit trust incorporated in the Philippines. The Fund aims to provide capital preservation and liquidity. The Fund invests in ...

BDO US Equity Feeder Fund
Bloomberg - 2020-09-14
BDO US Equity Feeder Fund is an open-end fund incorporated in Philippines. The Fund's objective is to generate long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests in the securities of U.S. companies ...

BDO Peso Balanced Fund
Bloomberg - 2020-09-14
BDO Peso Balanced Fund is an open-end unit trust incorporated in the Philippines. The Fund aims to provide an investment outlet for risk-taking clients who are aware of the potential for high ...

Regulatory compliance ecosystem
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-14
Third of a series After my stint as the Commissioner of Internal revenue of the BIR, from 2019 to 2020, I shifted back to tax and consulting practice and engaged in my own business. From a government regulator,

Seahedge Philippines Fund
Bloomberg L.P. - 2020-09-14
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British business calls for green recovery, policies to meet net zero
Reuters - 2020-09-13
Britain's leading business group has called on the government to implement green measures to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic, and bring forward policies to enable to country to meet its climate targets.

TikTok exceeds 100 million monthly users in Europe as US sale deadline looms
Business Insider - 2020-09-13
Europe will become TikTok's key market if it's banned in the US this week.

Undas 2020: NCR to shut down cemeteries for six days
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-13
All Metro Manila mayors have agreed to temporarily close cemeteries and columbarium from October 29 to November 4 to prevent mass gatherings that may lead to the further spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 brings Marawi to a standstill anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-13
The once busy streets of Barangay Basak Malutlut here are empty as the local government imposed a "no movement day" on Sunday to stem the rising new

Texas county will offer cash inventive to increase COVID-19 plasma donations
YAHOO! - 2020-09-13
Bexar County, Texas, has over 40,000 people who have survived COVID-19 infections -- but only a few hundred of those patients have donated plasma, according to health officials. Justin Rodriguez, the Precinct 2 county commissioner,

Can Joe Biden Decarbonize The U.S. Power Sector By 2035?
Forbes - 2020-09-13
Joe Biden has proposed completely decarbonizing the U.S. power sector by 2035. Here are some of the key elements of his plan.

MCHP.F - Microchip Technology Inc. Profile | Reuters
Reuters - 2020-09-13
Microchip Technology Incorporated is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling specialized semiconductor products used by its customers for a range of embedded control applications. The Company operates through two segments: semiconductor products and technology licensing.

Laude kin reject apology of pardoned Pemberton
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-13
Hours before he was deported on Sunday morning, convicted US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton apologized for the first time since he strangled to death

MITSUBISHI MOTORS: OUTLANDER PHEV Expands Presence in the Philippines
Nasdaq - 2020-09-13
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION introduced its flagship plug-in hybrid SUV, the OUTLANDER PHEV, in the Philippines. The launch marks the company's continuous investment in the ASEAN region. "ASEAN is MMC's growth driver in the three-year mid-term business plan announced in July this year,

The new Star Wars pack for 'The Sims 4' lets players visit Galaxy's Edge from home
Mashable - 2020-09-13
Journey to Batuu' lead producer Antonio Romero chats with Mashable about how the Star Wars-themed 'Sims 4' pack came together.

SoftBank is close to selling off chipmaker Arm to Nvidia in $40 billion mega-deal
Business Insider - 2020-09-13
SoftBank negotiated the mega-sale to relieve pressure on its flagging stock price and make up for losses.

PDEA flagged over P31.6 million transactions - 2020-09-13
The Commission on Audit has flagged the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for P31.66 million worth of questionable financial transactions last year.

Banks ramp up efforts to deter cyberattacks - 2020-09-13
Philippine banks are stepping up their cybersecurity structure and awareness campaign to increase the resilience of the banking industry against cyberattacks, according to the Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines.

Keeping local businesses alive - 2020-09-13
When I saw the email in my inbox last week, I was struck by the amount - P2.5 billion for a stimulus package for Makati businesses.

BSP shutters Laguna-based rural bank - 2020-09-13
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has ordered the closure a Laguna-based rural bank as part of continuing efforts to protect depositors by weeding the industry of weak players.

Sepsis: What you need to know
Medical News Today - 2020-09-13
Sepsis happens when an infection triggers a potentially life threatening immune response throughout the body. Here, learn to spot it and what to do next.

Tesla Supercharger glitch gives free charge to all EVs in Europe
Mashable - 2020-09-13
The V3 Supercharger stations were installed around Berlin and are in other parts of Europe after a 2019 launch of the fast-charging system in California. Tesla says the higher-level connection gives 75 miles of range in five minutes.

4,000 Belgian health workers take to the streets to demand more funding
Reuters - 2020-09-13
Around 4,000 health workers demonstrated in Brussels on Sunday, calling for more spending on the healthcare system in a country that was badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

ByteDance is reportedly looking to sell TikTok without the algorithm that drives the app
Business Insider - 2020-09-13
The South China Morning Post reported the company is looking to sell the app without the algorithm that drives its content to users.

Graphic video of suicide spreads from Facebook to TikTok to YouTube as platforms fail moderation test
TechCrunch - 2020-09-13
A graphic video of a man committing suicide on Facebook Live has spread from there to TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and now YouTube, where it ran alongside ads and attracted thousands more views. Do what they will,

BIR, BOC exceed January to August collection target - 2020-09-13
The Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs generated P1.64 trillion in revenues from January to August, surpassing their combined target for the period, according to the Department of Finance.

Gatchalian seeks quick release of aid to displaced teachers, school workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-13
Sen.  Sherwin Gatchalian sought on Sunday the immediate and smooth distribution of cash aid to displaced teaching and non-teaching personnel following the passage of the

Could Apple's New IPhone Operating System Really Halve Facebook's Revenue? I Hope So...
Forbes - 2020-09-13
Apple will wait until early 2021 before introducing iPhone and iPad privacy settings that will give users much more control over how their personal information is tracked, so as to give developers more time to make further changes and prepare for them.

Debt payments reach P608 billion in 7 months - 2020-09-13
The government spent P608.26 billion from January to July to pay off its maturing debt, up 27.33 percent from P477.71 billion a year ago, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

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