Biz environment for MSMEs better – ADB

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:26:37 +0000

The business environment for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has moderately improved six months after the coronavirus pandemic broke out, but they still need state support to help them recover, surveys by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) showed. Shigehiro Shinozaki, ADB senior economist for economic research and regional cooperation department reported during the “Asian […]

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Metro mayors favor GCQ until December

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:25:22 +0000

METRO Manila mayors have recommended extending the general community quarantine (GCQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) until the end of the year. Metro Manila Council Chairman and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said in a radio interview on Thursday the council made the recommendation to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging […]

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SSS to members: Beware of personal info-seeking fraudsters

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:25:20 +0000

The Social Security System (SSS) on Thursday warned its members and pensioners against falling prey to fraudsters. In an advisory, the state-run pension fund reminded its members and pensioners to not respond to unsolicited requests for personal information, password or social security information. The “SSS will never ask for your personal information or social security […]

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Strong earthquake strikes Aegean Sea, shaking Turkey, Greece

ISTANBUL — A strong earthquake of magnitude of up 7.0 struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Turkey and Greece, local and international observatories said. People flooded to the streets in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir after the earthquake, witnesses said. Footage from Turkish state broadcaster TRT Haber showed a collapsed building in central Izmir. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)put the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.6, while the U.S. Geological Survey said it was 7.0. It struck at around 1150 GMT and was felt along Turkey’s Aegean coast and the northwestern Marmara region, media said. The epicenter was some 17 km (11 miles…

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Over 2M Pinoys started registration for National ID

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:24:41 +0000

MORE than 2 million Filipinos have now taken the first step to register for a national ID, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday. In a statement, the statistics agency said that as of October 27, 2,104,904 individuals had completed Step 1 of their registration with the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). This step involved […]

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China’s Clover applies for Philippines COVID-19 vaccine trial

MANILA—Clover Biopharmaceuticals is seeking to conduct late-stage clinical trials in the Philippines of its coronavirus vaccine, the country’s foods and drugs agency chief said on Friday. Clover is the second Chinese developer to apply for Phase 3 clinical trials in the Philippines following Sinovac Biotech, which is seeking to begin trials of its vaccine as early as next month. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) head Rolando Enrique Domingo told reporters Clover’s COVID-19 vaccine would first be evaluated by an expert panel before it could proceed to the next stage of the approval process. The Philippines is also evaluating COVID-19 vaccines of Johnson & Johnson’s Jansse…

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Zamboanga-FBS 3×3 team tops ‘Million Peso Game’

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:41:31 +0000

              By JONAS TERRADO       Zamboanga City-Family’s Brand Sardines capped off its dominant run by overcoming a tough Nueva Ecija squad, 22-19, Friday to emerge as champion of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. Joshua Munzon’s long two-pointer with […]

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Before their game vs TNT, Alas tells NLEX teammates: Pakamatay tayo sa bola

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:14:16 +0000

          By JEREMIAH SEVILLA     SMART CLARK GIGA CITY – Kevin Alas is just tired of losing. The NLEX team captain admitted that he spoke with his teammates before their game against TNT last Thursday night. The message was brief but it was loud and clear. “Bago dumating sa game nag-iisip ako […]

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Scarlett Johansson snags husband number three

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 07:57:26 +0000

BY NEIL RAMOS   Scarlett Johansson married for the third time recently. Her new husband? “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost. The development was announced by Meals on Wheels via social media, saying it was the couple’s “wedding wish” to call attention to the charity. The post added that Johansson and Jost’s wedding adhered to “COVID-19 […]

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