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Amazon Black Friday 2020: Echo, Fire, Kindle Best Deals
Forbes - 2020-11-22
New Amazon Black Friday 2020 deals have arrived with big savings on Echo, Fire, Kindle, TV, Smartphones and Apple M1

DepEd: P16.8 million needed to replace damaged learning materials
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
Nearly 400,000 learning materials were damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon "Ulysses" (international name: Vamco) and replacing these would cost some P16.8 million,

DENR to look into Marikina River reclamation project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
An artificial embankment being installed by a private company owned by a lawmaker and former mayor near Marikina River might have contributed to the massive flooding in nearby

OVP partners with DepEd, others for limited in-person classes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Six-year-old Teejay Bendalian misses school, or how it used to be before the COVID-19 pandemic like when he and his kindergarten classmates played tag during break

Palawan top cop sacked over series of shootings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
The top police official of Palawan was relieved from his post in the wake of a series of shooting incidents in the island-province over the last week. Police Col. Dionisio

Tally abroad hits 11,559
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
Another Filipino abroad has tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 11,559, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday. These include 7,530 cases in the Middle

BSP to issue framework for digital banks - 2020-11-22
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is set to issue the regulatory framework for digital banks in its bid to promote market efficiencies and expand the access of Filipinos to a broad range of financial services.

Pandemic stops kin of Ampatuan massacre victims from mass grave visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
The coronavirus pandemic is preventing families of those killed in the Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao province from visiting the mass grave on its

Americans Could See A Vaccine By Mid-December, Says Operation Warp Speed Adviser
NPR - 2020-11-22
Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the chief scientific adviser for Operation Warp Speed, says that some Americans could start receiving a COVID-19 vaccine by the second week of December.

HSBC ramps up digital spending - 2020-11-22
British banking giant HSBC is ramping up investments in information technology as consumers continue to shift to digital transactions amid the pandemic.

The F.D.A. grants emergency authorization of the coronavirus antibody treatment given to Trump.
New York Times - 2020-11-22
The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency authorization for the experimental antibody treatment given to President Trump shortly after he tested positive for the coronavirus, giving doctors another option to treat patients as cases across the country continue to rise.

Accelerating Mini-Grids In Myanmar And Expanding Energy Access To Villagers
Forbes - 2020-11-22
Only 50% of households in Myanmar are connected to the public grid. In June, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Smart Power Myanmar and Chevron launched a pilot to work with early and growth stage mini-grid developers expanding access to energy in rural and off-grid communities.

Robinsons Bank earnings jump 70% in 9 months - 2020-11-22
The earnings of Gokongwei-led Robinsons Bank Corp. jumped by 70 percent to P786.22 billion from January to September compared to P461.28 million in the same period last year despite a surge in provision for potential loan losses due to uncertainties brought about by the pandemic.

Go Negosyo celebrates 15 years - 2020-11-22
Go Negosyo kicked off its month-long anniversary in November by looking back at its momentous 15-year journey, while reaffirming its commitment to help MSMEs recover in the face of their greatest challenge yet.

DTI pushes FTA with South Korea - 2020-11-22
The Department of Trade and Industry is still aiming to conclude the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with South Korea before the end of the year despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Microsoft Fixes Xbox Series X 4K Blu-Ray Brightness Bug
Forbes - 2020-11-22
As I reported back on November 9, the 4K Blu-ray movie player built into the Xbox Series X has a problem. Actually, as I further reported in this deeper review of the player, it has a number of problems.

Landbank finalizing guidelines for interest rate subsidy - 2020-11-22
State-run Land Bank of the Philippines is set to finalize this week the guidelines for its interest rate subsidy to local government units, after the Department of Finance gave its approval for the key features of the program.

Companies likely to cut 2021 capex - 2020-11-22
Companies may further reduce their capital expenditures next year despite the gradual recovery of the economy as they need to protect their balance sheets, according to top company officials.

DoubleDragon gears up for P14.7 billion REIT offering - 2020-11-22
DoubleDragon Properties Corp., the listed property developer of Edgar "Injap" Sia II, is gearing up for its P14.7 billion REIT offering amid renewed optimism in the stock market on the back of the gradual recovery of the economy.

Palawan police chief sacked over killings - 2020-11-22
The chief of police of Palawan has been relieved from his post due to the series of shooting incidents in his jurisdiction.

2 more EDSA U-Turn slots closed - 2020-11-22
Turn slots will be closed to motorists starting today, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said over the weekend.

166 vie for outstanding government worker awards - 2020-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 166 public servants are competing for the Outstanding Government Worker awards conferred annually by the Civil Service Commission. The CSC said the aspirants are the regional winners of the 2020 Search for Outstanding ...

MORE Power eyeing to double capacity of substations
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-22
More Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) revealed plans to double the capacity of its substations to 260 MegaVolt Ampere (MVA) in the next 5 years as part of an investment program crafted by the Razon-led distribution utility firm in Iloilo City.

The 15-minute city model coming soon to cities near you
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-22
I was invited last week to speak before a forum on the state of transport and mobility in these times. Rather than discuss relevant transport models or required travel protocols, I thought it best to share a mobility mindset that I believe is most suitable in this pandemic and thereafter.

Group of 20 leaders and Pope Francis
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-22
Leaders of the 20 biggest economies opened their virtual summit on Saturday as the world continues to confront the twin crises of the pandemic and a severely weakened global economy. The leaders participating in the G-20 summit,

Pope Francis: Involve poor people in planning post-pandemic economy
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-22
Pope Francis urged young economists, entrepreneurs and business leaders on Saturday to promote post-pandemic development models that involve the poor. Francis, in a videotaped message for a forum of young people in Assisi,

FDA Grants Emergency Authorization For A Second COVID-19 Antibody Treatment
NPR - 2020-11-22
The experimental cocktail from the bio-tech company Regeneron is the same drug President Trump got when he was battling the coronvirus earlier this year. It is designed for mild to moderate cases.

STAR reporters bag EJAP awards - 2020-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Business reporters of The Philippine STAR bagged three awards at the 29th Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP) Business Journalism Awards. EJAP, the premier organization of business reporters and editors in the ...

PSEi seen climbing higher this week - 2020-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices are expected to climb higher this week, with immediate support seen at 7,000 and resistance from 7,200 to 7,300 level, according to It said the Philippine Stock Exchange Composite index (PSEi) has been ...

The story behind the never-ending Justice League 'Snyder Cut' drama
Mashable - 2020-11-22
is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its ...

Amihan to bring light rains over northern Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
Several provinces in northern Luzon can expect light rains caused by the northeast monsoon or "amihan," the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services

Western Union Buys $200 Million Stake in Saudi Telecom Unit
Bloomberg - 2020-11-22
Western Union Co. has acquired a 15% stake in STC Pay, an arm of Saudi Telecom Co. that is focused on digital payments and financial technology services. Western Union purchased the stake for $200 million,

Astrology's exploding popularity has led to a booming, $40 million business for apps
Business Insider - 2020-11-22
App revenue in the astrology sector grew by 64% to $40 million in 2019, according to app-tracking firm Sensor Tower.

Solon: Create body to protect Sierra Madre, prevent floods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
After the severe flooding that submerged parts of Luzon due to recent typhoons, Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has reiterated his call to create a government body that

DBP lends P481 million for cancer treatment hub in Laguna - 2020-11-22
The Development Bank of the Philippines has extended a P481-million loan to finance the construction of a cancer treatment hub in Southern Luzon.

Century-old Manila school to close doors in 2022
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22)-- The College of the Holy Spirit Manila announced it will be closing its doors after the academic year 2021-2022, citing enrolment and operational ...

Threats still hound Pampanga trader after slay try
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
Pampanga real estate developer Jeffrey Dizon has asked for police assistance as supposed threats to his life resumed after an attempt to kill him had failed on Feb. 29

House to seek ?5-B increase in calamity funds under 2021 budget
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22)-- The House of Representatives will push for an increase of at least ?5 billion in calamity funds under the 2021 budget to aid in the recovery and ...

Philippines' coronavirus cases eclipse 418,000; DOH adds 10,957 recoveries - 2020-11-22
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 4:23 p.m.) -- Another mass recovery of 10,957 coronavirus survivors along with 1,968 additional infections were reported by the health department Sunday, bringing the ...

SMC's Ang apologizes, vows help for victims of Skyway project accident
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22)-- San Miguel Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang has apologized to the victims of an accident Saturday at the Skyway extension ...

Philippines could allow more health workers overseas if COVID-19 situation improves - 2020-11-22
The country's labor secretary on Sunday said more health workers may be allowed to leave for abroad should the coronavirus situation at home improves, following yesterday's lifting of the deployment halt that was ordered due to the pandemic.

Binag is new JTF Covid Shield commander
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- Joint Task Force COVID Shield has a new commander in PLtGen Cesar Binag. This was revealed by PLtGen Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday. Eleazar was ...

'I won't stoop down to their level': Robredo unfazed by lies, misinformation spread by Duterte allies
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-22
But I will not stoop down to their level. I will not stoop down to their lack of decency.] Without naming names, Robredo dropped hints about those who attempted to tarnish her name with similar beliefs and tactics.

Tugade orders DOTr officials to submit SALNs to anti-corruption task force
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered all the heads of agencies under the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and other officials to submit their individual

Home and internet-based jobs among best work alternatives for OFWs -- DOLE
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Home and internet-based jobs are among the best career alternatives for displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and those returning to the Philippines for good, the

Senators agree to increase proposed budget for COVID-19 vaccines in 2021 budget -- Sotto
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
Senators have agreed to increase the funding for the procurement, storage, and distribution of vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) under the proposed P4.5-trillion

Philippines set to be first buyer of India-Russia cruise missile
NIKKEI - 2020-11-22
NEW DELHI/MANILA -- India and Russia are looking to export to the Philippines their jointly developed BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, a move that may unnerve Beijing, given its border standoff ...

North Cotabato, Indonesia agree to boost economic cooperation - 2020-11-22
Indonesian Consul General Dicky Fabrian and North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco have agreed to embark on joint programs meant to boost the economy of the province.

5 typhoon evacuees in Marikina City test positive for COVID-19, says mayor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
The number of typhoon evacuees in Marikina City who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has climbed to five, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said

Pandemic casualty: 107-year-old Manila school announces 2022 shutdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-22
Citing difficulties in attracting new students and ramping up enrollment, the 107-year-old College of the Holy Spirit of Manila (CHSM) will be ceasing operations after school

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