Related News

Ayala group and partners deploy healthcare assistance to Batangas evacuees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
Over 320 evacuees, most of whom were residents in "locked down" towns of Agoncillo and Laurel in Batangas, have been housed at the Municipal Covered Court of Alitagtag. Those coming from the San Andres Elementary School in Bauan were mostly from Lemery where some areas are still partly locked down. The evacuees needed medical assistance for ...

Displaced Taal residents to get housing units intended for cops, soldiers
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has approved giving thousands of housing units originally allocated for police officers and soldiers to families displaced by the Taal Volcano eruption, his spokesperson said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte on Tuesday granted the ...

On World Hijab Day, CHR insists wearing hijab not a sign of oppression, terrorism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
MANILA, Philippines - Wearing hijabs for Muslim women should never be equated to oppression and terrorism, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) clarified on Wednesday, which coincides with the World Hijab Day. According to CHR spokesperson and lawyer Jacqueline de Guia, the event is a way to give non-Muslims a deeper understanding of their ...

Metro disaster response council seeks clear protocols for coronavirus cases
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) - The disaster response council of Metro Manila has asked the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine National Police to come up with clear procedures on how local governments in the capital region could handle possible cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The request stemmed from ...

Metro disaster response council seeks clear protocols for coronavirus cases
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) - The disaster response council of Metro Manila has asked the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine National Police to come up with clear procedures on how local governments in the capital region could handle possible cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The request stemmed from ...

Asian Development Bank launches ADB Ventures, investing in impact tech startups
BusinessWorld - 2020-02-05
ADB Ventures SEED, a grant program, will be dedicated to validation of tech pilots and expansion into seemingly risky emerging markets. On the other end, ADB Venture Lab, a suite of corporate innovation programs, will forge partnerships with industry leaders and accelerators for startups. "This region is brimming with technology solutions to ...

PSE to overhaul rules on involuntary delisting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
The Philippine Stock Exchange is tightening the rules on involuntary delisting to improve the exit mechanism for minority investors, expand delisting grounds and impose harsher penalties against erring directors and officers. This new framework - for which the PSE is now soliciting public feedback until Feb. 20 this year - is on top of the ...

What should marketers focus on to improve their digital marketing in 2020?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
The biggest drivers of digital transformation are customer experiences, data analytics, and innovation in mobile. Marketers are gathering data and closely monitoring technologies to craft programs and campaigns to grow and scale their brands. The prevalence and ubiquity of mobile has enabled more personal interactions and experiences between ...

PPA: Cargo coming from nCoV-infected nations can enter PH ports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Ships coming from countries affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak (2019 nCoV ARD) will now be allowed to discharge cargoes in Philippine ports. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Wednesday announced that the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) has lifted its 14-day quarantine period of cargoes that came from Taiwan ...

Asian markets are higher, but the coronavirus still looms over businesses
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
(CNN)-- Asian markets are continuing to recover after being shaken by coronavirus fears. Japan's Nikkei 225 and China's Shanghai Composite Index each rose 1.2% on Wednesday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index traded 0.6% higher. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.6%. Several companies that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak also made gains ...

Senate panels push for P10K cash gift to octogenarians, nonagenarians
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Two Senate committees have recommended the approval of a bill seeking to give P10,000 cash assistance to Filipinos who reach the age of 80 and 90 years old. The committee report submitted by the Senate panels on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development and Finance recommended the passage of Senate Bill No. 1319 in ...

Probe on Honasan possible as Senate seeks oversight of intel funds
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- Senators are pushing for the creation of an oversight committee to review government agencies' use of intelligence and confidential funds. Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III and Senate Committee on National Defense and Security Chairman Panfilo "Ping" Lacson have filed the resolution in the ...

Rio may go to Duterte to air concerns with DICT -- Nograles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Resigned Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio may air his concerns regarding the agency to President Rodrigo Duterte since he has always been open to hearing complaints, a Palace official said Wednesday. "I am sure since Undersecretary Rio is part of the Executive ...

Police investigators to help track coronavirus contacts
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- The investigative arm of the Philippine National Police was tasked to help track people who were in contact with those infected with novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, the Department of Interior and Local Government said Wednesday. PNP Chief Archie Gamboa has ordered the Criminal Investigation and ...

Duterte wants to welcome Filipinos coming home from China--Nograles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte wants to join Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in receiving the Filipinos repatriated from China as they are set to arrive in the country on Saturday, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. However, Nograles said the final decision on whether the President will join Duque depends on the ...

Trump uses State of Union to campaign; Pelosi rips up speech
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
WASHINGTON -- Standing before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address Tuesday to extol a "Great American Comeback" on ...

Senate report recommends charges vs Faeldon, other BuCor execs over GCTA mess
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Seventeen senators have signed a committee report recommending the filing of anti-graft and corrupt case against sacked Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon in connection with the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) mess. A 34-page report by the Senate committees on justice, constitutional amendments, blue ...

China virus toll nears 500, airlines cut Hong Kong flights, cases found on cruise ship
Reuters - 2020-02-05
A man died in the Philippines last week after visiting Wuhan ... Australian shares were up 0.58%, while Japan's Nikkei stock index .N225 rose 1.19%. Beijing has criticized U.S. travel restrictions, barring foreign nationals who have visited China, as an overreaction and has called on Washington to do more to help China. U.S. Health and Human ...

Disney+ has already scored 28.6 million subscribers since launch
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
(CNN) -- Disney+ has brought in nearly 30 million subscribers since its launch in November, the company reported on Tuesday. The company's new streaming service nabbed 26.5 million subscribers last quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Tuesday, exceeding analyst expectations. Disney+'s growth has continued this year, and the ...

Health authorities watching 3 suspected nCoV carriers in Quezon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-05
Dr. Grace Santiago, Quezon health officer, tagged the three as "persons under investigation" (PUI). "These people being observed and investigated on have history of travels in listed watch ...

Grab's selfie verification, audio, video recording suspended
philstar.com - 2020-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Grab Philippines' selfie verification, in-vehicle audio recording and in-vehicle video recording systems have been suspended for deficiencies with the Data Privacy Act (DPA). The National Privacy Commission issued a cease and disease order after finding several deficiencies in the three personal data processing systems ...

Government bares plan to address plummeting copra prices
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) - President Rodrigo Duterte will issue an executive order directing government agencies to patronize food and non-food coconut products in their projects and events in an attempt to help farmers suffering from low prices of copra or dried coconut meat, his spokesman said Wednesday. Presidential ...

Government bares plan to address plummeting copra prices
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) - President Rodrigo Duterte will issue an executive order directing government agencies to patronize food and non-food coconut products in their ...

BSP, Bank Indonesia may test cross-border retail payment linkages
BusinessWorld - 2020-02-05
The pact came after a bilateral meeting between BSP and BI which tackled advances done in the digital economy, central banking, infrastructure financing using market instruments, and sustainable financing frameworks done by both sides. Meanwhile, BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier said the BI highlighted the Indonesia Payment System (IPS ...

Filipinos to be repatriated from China amid coronavirus spread arrive Saturday
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- The first batch of Filipinos to be repatriated from China -- where there is the highest number of novel coronavirus deaths and cases -- is set to arrive in the country on Saturday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Wednesday. He said that the details of bringing home Filipinos ...

First batch of repatriated Filipinos from China arriving on Saturday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang on Wednesday announced that the first batch of Filipinos repatriated from China amid the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak is scheduled to arrive in the ...

Property group hopes to draw investments to PHL by hosting global real-estate summit
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-04
THE association of property developers in the Philippines said on Tuesday that it is confident to bring new investment opportunities into the country, given the growing interest from foreign investors to do business here, particularly in the real-estate sector, on the back of resilient national economy and ongoing massive infrastructure ...

Senate President Sotto inducts officers of United Print Media Group
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-04
Secretary, Annie Grefal (Manila Standard) - Auditor, Sherly Baula (Chinese Commercial News) - Director, Jong Arcano (Philippine Daily Inquirer) - Public Relations Officer, Marisa Consuelo (Gadgets Magazine) - Director, Marvin Estigoy (Business Mirror) - Director, Badette Cunanan (Manila Bulletin) - Chief of Staff.

Philippines Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside China
New York Times - 2020-02-04
The Philippines on Sunday reported the growing epidemic of a coronavirus has claimed its first fatality outside of China, where new confirmed infections jumped by a daily record to top 14,000 cases.

Treasury sells P 310.8B in retail bonds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-04
Amid strong demand from small investors, the Bureau of the Treasury sold a record P310.8 billion in three-year retail treasury bonds (RTBs) during the shortened, one-week offer period. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said P250 billion were new money while P60.8 billion were generated from the switch offer. In a memorandum to all government ...

Google may have accidentally shared your private Google Photos videos with strangers
Mashable - 2020-02-04
Mashable 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 dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2020 Mashable, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mashable, MashBash and Mashable House are among ...

Facebook adds more parental controls to Messenger Kids app
Mashable - 2020-02-04
PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. Facebook announced on Tuesday it intends to roll out a number of additional parental controls for ...

House OKs GMRC subject return to curriculum
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- In a bid to promote better values among schoolchildren, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill reintroducing the Good Morals and Right Conduct (GMRC) subject ...

AWS brings tailored personas to Amazon Polly with Brand Voice
ZDNet - 2020-02-04
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced Brand Voice as the latest feature to the company's cloud contact centre service, Amazon Polly, which it touts will enable companies to use neural text-to-speech technology to tailor voice to suit their brand's persona. "In the crowded digital space where voice is becoming very important as part of a ...

New Study Underscores The Top Digital Trends Changing The CFO Role Today
Forbes - 2020-02-04
Chief financial officers are increasingly leading the digital transformation efforts at their organizations, as part of the evolution of the role of CFOs, according to a study released last week. The online survey commissioned by accounting software maker Sage found that 76% of respondents said they believe CFOs drive digital transformation in ...

Hollywood is more diverse than ever. So why are the Oscars still so white?
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-04
(CNN) --When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences failed to nominate even one person of color for an Oscar for the second year in a row in January 2016, Hollywood insiders and reform advocates pointed to dismally-low demographic figures to argue the annual awards show's lack of diversity was a reflection of an industry-wide problem.

Google accidentally sent people's private videos stored on Google Photos to strangers
Business Insider - 2020-02-04
Google instructed Google Photos users affected by the issue to delete and re-download their data.

Central Luzon rice farmers get P5,000 each
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Rice farmers in Central Luzon will receive P5,000 each as the Department of Agriculture (DA) readies a P575-million fund for distribution through its Rice Farmers Financial Assistance. According to the DA, 115,000 farmers will receive the funds. Those in Bataan and Pampanga can do so from Land Bank of the Philippines.

The lives of Asana founders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, from the early days of Facebook to building a billion-dollar startup
Business Insider - 2020-02-04
Moskovitz was a cofounder of Facebook, while Rosenstein created the "like" button. Now, 12 years after they left Facebook, Asana is going public.

Keep businesses safe and clean amid coronavirus outbreak
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-04
I remember the time when business establishments, especially the restaurants, were randomly inspected by sanitary inspectors of local government units called "sanidad" then, to check its sanitary condition and how foods are being prepared for customers. This is the time for local government units (LGUs) to be aggressive in their health and ...

Nueva Ecija municipal exec convicted of graft
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has convicted a former municipal engineer from Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya, of graft and falsification charges. In a 33-page decision, Romeo Beltran was sentenced up to eight years in jail for graft and another eight years and one day for falsification in connection to his involvement in the ...

Man on drug watchlist shot dead
philstar.com - 2020-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A man on the drug watchlist of the Quezon City police was gunned down by an unidentified assailant before dawn yesterday. Fortunato Cagul, 40, was manning a bakeshop along Villongco street in Barangay Commonwealth when the assailant fired at him at around 2:10 a.m. Capt. Rohaina Asalan, spokesperson for the Quezon City ...

UK eyes prisoners transfer pact with PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The United Kingdom has asked to negotiate a transfer of sentenced persons agreement (TSPA) with the Philippines, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Tuesday. "Once ...

Innovative regulation: Keeping the speed bumps just right
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-04
These speed bumps with different heights sitting closely to each other could be so daunting as to discourage and drive away business. This, ironically, is the last thing that competition and regulation would like to happen. The challenge, therefore, is how to create business-friendly policy spaces. As brought out in the forum, the common and ...

2 Young Women Were Murdered In 1980, 'Rainbow Girl' Tells Their Story
NPR - 2020-02-04
In the final pages of The Third Rainbow Girl --a new book about the aftermath of the murders of two young women who were hitchhiking in West Virginia in 1980 -- author Emma Copley Eisenberg interviews a friend of the victims. Elizabeth Johndrow parted ...

Study: Medicare could save billions on insulin if allowed to negotiate prices
UPI.com - 2020-02-04
If you don't need insulin, you probably haven't paid much attention to its skyrocketing cost, but new research shows that exorbitant drug pricing eventually affects everyone. The study found that in 2017, Medicare spent nearly $8 billion on insulin. The researchers said that if Medicare were allowed to negotiate drug prices like the U.S ...

GM Issues Another Recall: Find Out If Your Silverado, Sierra, Cadillac Are Affected?
International Business Times - 2020-02-04
General Motors (GM) is issuing another recall for its 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2019 GMC Sierra, and possibly the Cadillac CT6 over a faulty electronic brake control module software issue. This is the second recall for the software problem that was ...

Coronavirus Kills Chinese Man in Philippines, First Death Outside China
New York Times - 2020-02-04
The Philippines said on Sunday a 44-year-old Chinese man had died from the new coronavirus, the first fatality from the growing outbreak to have died outside of China, where the epidemic started.

Exclusive: iPhone app makers questioned in U.S. antitrust probe of Apple - sources
Reuters - 2020-02-04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has reached out to app developers as part of its investigation into Apple Inc (AAPL.O), one of the four big tech companies being probed for alleged anti-competitive behavior, according one of the developers and another person familiar with the investigation. The chief executive of developer ...

Asian Markets Stabilize After Monday's Sell-Off, Coronavirus Cases Cross 20K
YAHOO! - 2020-02-04
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus rose to 20,438 by the end of Monday, according to state-run Xinhua News Agency, with 425 deaths reported. The special administrative region of Hong Kong also reported its first death from the coronavirus on Tuesday.

Pioneer Data Privacy | Website Terms and Conditions | Copyright 2014. Pioneer Insurance. All Rights Reserved.