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Robredo calls for more urgency in Marawi rehab 3 years after city's liberation
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 18)-- Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday called for a "more urgent approach" in the rehabilitation efforts for Marawi, three years after the city was ...

LOOK: Senate gives health gift packs to Pasay frontliners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
Frontliners from the Pasay General Hospital, Pasay City Health Office, and Philcare Manpower Services on Wednesday received health gift packs from the Senate as the

New Zealand opposition dares victorious Ardern to deliver
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
New Zealand's opposition said Sunday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's landslide election win means she no longer has any excuses for failing to deliver on her

More cops sent out as police commanders told to 'recalibrate' security, health measures - 2020-10-18
Although speaking of the recalibration of its security and health safety measures, the JTF CV Shield in its statement relied on much of the same, directing police commanders to look into "beefing up police visibility in business districts and in other areas frequented by the people.

Most Filipinos deem gov't COVID-19 action 'adequate' except for helping jobless -- SWS - 2020-10-18
"However, only 44% believe government actions are adequate on ensuring the provision of adequate help for people who lost their job/livelihood," the survey results read.

Baguio City set to welcome back tourists from Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
The summer capital will open its borders to tourists from the rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, by  October 23, Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced on

Millennial saint? Italian teenage computer whiz beatified by Catholic Church
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-18
ASSISI, Italy--A 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006 moved a step closer to possible sainthood last week with his beatification in the town of Assisi, where he is buried. Carlo Acutis is the youngest contemporary person to be beatified,

5 fisherfolks rescued, one missing as fishing boat capsized in Sulu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
ZAMBOANGA CITY--Five fishermen from the town of Indanan in Sulu province were rescued off the town of Patikul town after bad weather capsized their fishing boat. Colonel Ruben Candelario ...

Senate will get budget on time, but no extra funds for DOH, others - House
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Leaders of the House of Representatives assured President Rodrigo Duterte and the senators on Saturday that they would submit the P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 to ...

Honda set to unveil all-new City model in Philippine market
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-17
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is set to release the All-New Honda City targeting total sales of more or less 1,800 units combining the current and the All New City model for the remaining months of the year.

2.2 million Facebook and Instagram ads rejected ahead of US vote: FB
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
A total of 2.2 million ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to "obstruct voting" in the upcoming US presidential

DTI lifts limits on mask, sanitizer purchases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
Consumers can buy as many masks and sanitizers as they want, after the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) lifted quantity limits that were previously placed to avoid supply

More passengers to be allowed to ride MRT 3
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
The MRT 3 will increase its maximum passenger capacity from the current 13 percent to 30 percent starting on Monday to accommodate more commuters, according to the

Rizal dislodges Metro Manila as area with most COVID-19 cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
Metro Manila was replaced by Rizal province as the area with the most number of COVID-19 cases after the Department of Health (DOH) revised its reporting on Saturday, breaking

Every iPhone release to date, in photos
Mashable - 2020-10-17
"Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything." With those words, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world in 2007. And in the nearly 14 years since, he's been proven right .

23% of Americans think the coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab, a survey suggests. Here's why that conspiracy theory is bogus.
Business Insider - 2020-10-17
New research suggests that 22% to 23% of Americans and Britons believe the coronavirus was engineered in a Wuhan laboratory.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Will Cause New Problems For Apple, Google
Forbes - 2020-10-17
An early launch of the Galaxy S21 is both a wild rumour and entirely feasible. I'd also be willing to bet on Samsung making some drastic pricing changes to go along with its new release date. This would be unusual,

BOC seizes P1.5 million guns, parts - 2020-10-17
The Bureau of Customs has confiscated P1.5 million worth of guns, gun parts and accessories at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City.

BIR guidelines out on tax breaks to be enjoyed by health frontliners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
The special allowances and hazard pay of health and medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19 will not be taxed as long as the country is under a state of national

Aboitiz Group hits the century mark
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
The sprawling Aboitiz Group, which traces its beginnings to an intrepid Basque who migrated to Leyte from Spain in the late 1800s, has seen it all over the past hundred years - a devastating

How Two Failures Led To A $3.2 Billion Deal With Twilio
Forbes - 2020-10-17
Twilio announced a $3.2 acquisition of Segment. On the news, Twilio shares jumped by about 7% to $328-bringing the market cap to a hefty $41 billion. Segment is one of the top players in the CDP (customer data platform) market.

N.F.L. Team Thrown by False Positive Covid-19 Tests
New York Times - 2020-10-17
A White House virus adviser prefers "herd immunity" over testing. Outbreaks in the Mountain West show the dangers in rural America. Belgium is closing bars and restaurants for a month, and imposing a curfew.

Oracle founder Larry Ellison donated $250,000 to pro-Lindsey Graham super PAC the day the TikTok deal was announced
Business Insider - 2020-10-17
Ellison made the $250,000 donation just hours before it was announced that Oracle had beat out Microsoft, The Verge first reported Saturday.

SAF commandos training as motorcycle cops - 2020-10-17
Around 50 Special Action Force commandos are currently undergoing training under the Highway Patrol Group to counter motorcycle-riding criminals, an official said yesterday.

PAWS shelter thief identified - 2020-10-17
Police have identified the man who stole two purebred cats from the Philippine Animal Welfare Society shelter in Quezon City.

For Robinhood, The Smartest Choice Is To Keep User Data Private
Forbes - 2020-10-17
Robinhood should maintain data privacy to shield retail investors from hedge funds and their own heat chasing tendencies.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand Wins Second Term
New York Times - 2020-10-17
Jacinda Ardern, whose leadership of New Zealand during the coronavirus pandemic has drawn global praise, claimed victory in the national election on Saturday.

PMFTC eyes shift to smoke-free alternatives - 2020-10-17
PMFTC Inc., the partnership between Philip Morris International (PMI) and the Lucio Tan Group, is looking to replace cigarettes with smoke-free alternatives in the future.

Philguarantee boosts fund facility to P300 billion - 2020-10-17
State-run Philippine Guarantee Corp. beefed up its facility to P300 billion to cover guarantee programs particularly for micro, small and medium enterprises, small farmers and fisherfolks and other borrowers severely affected by the global health pandemic.

Bacolod seeks more relaxed quarantine status - 2020-10-17
This city should be placed under a more relaxed modified general community quarantine or MGCQ, according to Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

Manulife launches new health insurance - 2020-10-17
Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. Philippines Inc. has launched a health insurance product which allows policyholders to enhance their benefits and select their preferred critical illness protection.

Becoming 30 at 12
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-17
The world recently marked the International Day of the Girl Child, but the reality is, millions of them are still victims of abuse--often disadvantaged from birth by tradition, archaic and often ...

Laguna drug ring leader killed in sting - 2020-10-17
A suspected leader of a drug ring was killed in a sting in Sta. Rosa City yesterday. Police said Conrado Alomia, 24, drew his gun when he sensed that he had sold shabu to a law enforcer who posed as a buyer in Barangay Caingin.

Watch out for the zoombies - 2020-10-17
No, there is no typographical error in the column title.

Remittances seen shrinking by 7% this year - 2020-10-17
Australia and New Zealand Bank sees remittances from overseas Filipino workers contracting by seven percent this year amid the massive displacements arising from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.

11 Abu Sayyaf bandits surrender - 2020-10-17
Eleven Abu Sayyaf bandits surrendered in Jolo yesterday. The surrenderees, who were followers of Mundi Sawadjaan and Radullan Sahiron, yielded to Col. Antonio Bautista Jr., commander of the 1101st Brigade at Camp Bautista,

Baguio to accept tourists from more Luzon regions - 2020-10-17
With restrictions on local travel eased, Baguio City will accept visitors from three more regions in Luzon. Tourists from Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon can visit the summer capital starting on Oct.

BIR allows tax perks for imports, manufacture of COVID-19 essentials - 2020-10-17
Importers and manufacturers of medical goods and equipment essential to the fight against COVID-19 may now enjoy fiscal incentives, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue

Globe rolls out free broadband fiber upgrade - 2020-10-17
Globe Telecom Inc. is rolling out free broadband fiber upgrades nationwide for customers to enjoy better data experience.

20 nabbed in Quezon City bar raid - 2020-10-17
Twenty people were apprehended during a raid on a bar in Quezon City on Friday night for allegedly violating community quarantine guidelines.

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Oriental Mindoro - 2020-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Looc, Oriental Mindoro before dawn yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which occurred at about 4:06 a.m., had a depth of 33 ...

Paris under curfew as Europe battles soaring virus caseload
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
Millions of Europeans faced tough new coronavirus restrictions on Saturday as governments stepped up efforts to slow the surge in infections, after the World Health Organization

How brands should be marketing to the $143 billion Gen Z market if they want their products to go wild on social media
Business Insider - 2020-10-17
If you win over Gen Z, you could have loyal customers for life. Look to brands like Fortnite, Nike, and Dunkin' for inspiration.

The 10 most important elements of a startup pitch deck, backed by VCs, angel investors, and other experts -- with real examples from founders
Business Insider - 2020-10-17
CEO Allison Byers outlines what makes a perfect startup pitch deck for founders, created from hundreds of iterations and with input from investors.

Gatchalian: E-commerce websites should be vigilant vs deceptive practices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian told online marketing platforms to be aggressive in cracking down deceptive, prohibited, and unconscionable sales and practices. In a statement

Here's what 7 CEOs of major financial firms are saying about the return to office and the future of their real estate footprints
Business Insider - 2020-10-17
In third-quarter earnings calls, execs at major financial firms both praised the return to the office and contemplated a future reduction in footprints.

Del Monte to start P7.5 billion bond sale - 2020-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI) will commence the offer period for its P7.5 billion bond sale on Monday (Oct. 19). The offering will run until Oct. 23 with listing date targeted on Oct.

Gov't to publish names of designated terrorists; appeals for delisting can be filed after
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-17
The IRR also states that law enforcement agents and military personnel should submit a sworn statement to the Anti-Terrorism Council so they can be authorized to conduct warrantless arrests. Those who have already arrested a suspected terrorist without a warrant can still detain the suspect for up to 24 days if they secure permission from the council.

BOC-NAIA seizes firearms worth P1.5 million
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
The Bureau of Customs stationed in Ninoy Aquino International Airport intercepted a total of 28 parcels containing firearms, parts, and accessories that is estimated to be

Thousands of protesters return to streets after police clashes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-17
BANGKOK -- Thousands of Thai pro-democracy protesters massed in multiple locations across Bangkok Saturday, defying an emergency decree banning gatherings for the third consecutive day after

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