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Lawmakers seek higher budget for the national mental health program under the DOH budget for 2021
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Two members of the House of Representatives are asking for an additional P1 billion be added to fund the national mental health program under the ...

QC maintains drop in daily COVID-19 cases for 4th straight week -- research group
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
"Latest report from OCTA Research indicated that the number of daily new cases based on onset, per data from the Department of Health (DOH), dropped from 438 on Aug. 8-14 to 334 on Aug. 15 to 21."

Banking shares plummet on laundering allegations
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
NEW YORK, United States -- Shares in major banks including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase were hammered Monday following allegations they had handled huge sums of dirty money for almost 20 years. An investigation by Buzzfeed News and the ...

Outgoing US envoy Kim bids farewell to Locsin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
Outgoing US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim paid a farewell call on Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said

Trump vows to block any TikTok deal that allows Chinese control
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
WASHINGTON, United States -- A deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok was thrown into doubt Monday when President Donald Trump vowed to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control. The comments raised ...

Aguirre denies being mastermind of 'pastillas' scheme
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Tuesday insisted on his innocence amidst allegations that he received in the past bribes known as ...

Groups call for safe, interconnected roads for bikers, pedestrians
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Several groups are encouraging the local governments, commercial establishments and workplaces to have safe and interconnected roads for cyclists ...

Lacson: Bangsamoro 'normalization' projects must be funded regularly
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- The normalization program of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process must be funded regularly, Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson ...

COA flags Ombudsman workforce: Less thinkers, more doers needed
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- State auditors flagged the workforce set up at the Office of the Ombudsman, noting that there were more high-level positions compared to low-level ...

Duterte hopeful Filipino health workers will stay to fight COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Despite relaxing the deployment ban on healthcare professionals, President Rodrigo Duterte is hopeful that Filipino health workers will stay and help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Duterte has allowed nurses and other ...

Duterte allows more health workers to leave
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
More healthcare workers may work abroad as the government has eased the ban on the deployment of health professionals.

Rescuers race to save 180 stranded whales in Australia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
However, Carlyon said many of the partially submerged whales should be able to survive for several days it would take his team to complete the task, in part due to the inclement weather.

Nude food delivery biker let off with a fine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
BANGKOK -- A food deliverer seen riding his motorcycle without clothes in Songkhla province, Thailand reported himself to police on Monday (September 21). On Monday, a video of a naked man riding ...

PH records 1,635 new COVID-19 cases, as total deaths top 5,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
After two weeks of reporting over 3,000 new infections daily, the Philippines' new COVID-19 cases dip to 1,635, as the death toll exceeds 5,000.

'Wala akong magagawa:' Duterte won't interfere if Velasco loses chance to be House Speaker
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
President Rodrigo Duterte has nothing left to do if House members decide not to honor a term-sharing deal for the Speakership, which he brokered for Congressmen Alan Peter Cayetano and Lord Allan Velasco last year.

Once a death row inmate, OFW returns to PH from Saudi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was accused of murder in Saudi Arabia and was on death row has returned to the Philippines on Tuesday after six years of legal

Build, Build, Build: Luzon projects dominate in new P4.13-T flagship infrastructure list
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- The Duterte administration now has 104 flagship infrastructure projects, after overhauling its priority list for the third time in four years.

Gatchalian urges swift release of implementing rules on ?300-M aid for teachers, non-teaching staff who lost jobs due to the pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- The chairman of the Senate Committee on Education called for the swift release of implementing rules of the ?300-million aid for teachers and non ...

Palace appeals to labs to bring down pricing of COVID-19 testing pending executive order
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Malacanang is asking testing facilities to charge less for coronavirus testing amid calls for the regulation of prices of COVID-19 swab tests.

Total lifting of deployment ban unlikely during state of calamity -- Malacañang
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- The total easing of the overseas deployment ban on health workers is off the table for now with a national state of calamity in place, the Palace ...

Chinese tycoon and Xi critic jailed for 18 years for corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
A Chinese tycoon who called President Xi Jinping a clown and criticized his handling of the coronavirus outbreak was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for corruption, bribery, and

Businesses warn potential halt of EU trade perks a serious matter
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
Businessmen on Tuesday sounded the alarm over European lawmakers' bid to scrap trade perks that the European Union (EU) granted to the Philippines  over human rights issues, saying the government should take the matter seriously.

PCPPI wins Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards 2020
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
The Framework consists of three key sustainability pillars which are Water Stewardship, Circular Economy, and Inclusive Business, and are led by a three-pronged "Engage, Transform, and Lead ...

Roque accuses LTO-7 exec of extorting money from Cebu motorcycle distributors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday accused a regional Land Transportation Office (LTO) official of allegedly extorting from motorcycle distributors in Cebu ...

NBI's legal assistance chief arrested for 'accepting' bribes from members of 'pastillas' scheme
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- A division head of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was arrested by his colleagues on Monday night for allegedly accepting bribes from ...

Ombudsman: No more lifestyle checks, SALNs being 'weaponized' vs public officials
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Ombudsman Samuel Martires on Tuesday defended his recent directive to restrict public access to the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth ...

Lamudi Philippines welcomes new CEO
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
Kenneth Stern, the former country manager of RE/MAX Philippines, a global real estate franchise, is the new CEO of Lamudi Philippines. Kenneth takes the helm from Bhavna Suresh, who has served the company for four years.

Celebrating 10 years of #KPopTwitter with over 6.1 billion Tweets worldwide
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
#KPopTwitter shows a decade and rise of K-Pop, top artists in 20 markets, and the Philippines ranking as the 4th top market by Tweet volume YeonJeong Kim, Head of Global K-Pop Partnerships at ...

"Normalized" global growth path seen in 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
The global economy is heading towards a "normalized" growth path by the first half of 2021 as countries reopen, learn how to cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and avail of vaccine options ...

5,300 Filipinos in Sabah wish to return home amid COVID-19 pandemic, says defense chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says around 5,300 Filipinos in Sabah want to return home because of the rising COVID-19 cases in Malaysia

LGUs bleed as pandemic slashes local taxes by half - report
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Towns, cities, and provinces will bleed this year as taxes are halved amid the economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a report said.

Capitalism isn't working anymore. Here's how the pandemic could change it forever
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
(CNN) --Capitalism is in crisis. The pandemic could change it forever, in favor of workers and those in greatest need. Covid has put a magnifying glass over the many inequalities of the US economy ...

DOH alarmed over crowds of people converging in Manila Bay
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday recommended the issuance of an Executive Order (EO) to mandate... The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday expressed alarm after hundreds of people flocked ...

Duterte to raise WPS and human rights issues in address at UNGA
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
The case regarding the Philippines and China on the South China Sea is heard at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, the Netherlands, in July 2015. The tribunal ruled in a ...

Deutsche sees BSP keeping policy rates till 2021
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
This is to help the economy by lessening disruptions in business activities. Still, protocols on social distancing and other safety guidelines are being followed to avoid further rise in Covid-19 ...

Solon pushes measure giving online businesses access to cheap loans
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
The measure aims to provide adequate capital and credit access for individuals seeking to operate small online enterprises by mandating the government banks to offer small business loans at ...

LPA to bring rains over Visayas, parts of Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A low-pressure area (LPA) is expected to bring rains over Visayas and parts of Luzon on Tuesday, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. live weather update, the

Fall equinox: Pagasa says longer nights are here
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines--Nights would be longer after the autumnal equinox, which marks nearly equal lengths for light and dark, on Tuesday (Sept. 22). An equinox happens only twice a year--autumnal ...

TikTok deal aims to thread needle on US, China demands
philstar.com - 2020-09-21
A fragile deal to put the popular video app TikTok in American control appeared in jeopardy Monday amid disagreement on the ownership structure and Chinese involvement.

BuCor chief Bantag tests positive for coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Director General Gerald Bantag has tested positive for the new coronavirus, he told reporters on Monday. Bantag said he received the results

Crypto-Europe: Comprehensive European Regulation For Crypto Assets Has Been Presented
Forbes - 2020-09-21
The European Commission has presented the so-called MiCA regulation. As a result, this creates a far-reaching and harmonized regulation on the European level for crypto assets, including many related services.

AllHome opens 46th branch in Isabela
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-21
Chemical manufacturer D and L Industries Inc. (DNL) said its earnings in the second half may exceed... AllHome Corp. on Monday said it opened its 46th branch in Santiago City, Isabela, despite the ...

Trump to reveal SC pick by Saturday in bid to fill seat before election
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-21
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump raced on Monday to cement a conservative majority on the US Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election, telling reporters he planned by Saturday to reveal his ...

Flecainide Plus Modafinil Relieves Sleepiness in Parkinson's
Medscape - 2020-09-21
A phase 2 study shows low-dose flecainide added to modafinil relieved excessive day-time sleepiness for some patients with Parkinson's disease without affecting cognition or motor symptoms.

Meralco appeals ERC order on P 200-million relief for poor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is asking the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to reconsider an order for the distribution giant to relieve low-income residential consumers

Public works, anti-insurgency funds to be given closer look
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) should brace themselves for the tough job of justifying before the Senate the reallocation in their 2021 ...

Critics compare Marcos, Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has become a "globally infamous dictator" akin to the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, an international coalition of human rights groups said ...

DepEd to do away with periodical tests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday said doing away with periodical tests for the coming school year was one of the ways the agency was addressing concerns about ...

Microsoft To Buy Bethesda In $7.5 Billion Deal, Acquiring Fallout, The Elder Scrolls
NPR - 2020-09-21
The deal is set to be one of the largest ever acquisitions in the video game industry. Once the deal is finalized, Microsoft will own popular franchises such as Wolfenstein, Quake, and DOOM.

T-bill rates inch up across the board
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-21
The Bureau of the Treasury on Monday sold all P20 billion in bills it offered at higher rates across the board despite robust demand. The Treasury awarded P5 billion in the benchmark 91-day debt ...

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