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Attendance and health monitoring is easy for remote teams on Lark
philstar.com - 2020-11-24
A simpler digital solution can help streamline processes of attendance monitoring and health reporting. When you work using Lark, this can be done through Lark Workplace.

Hontiveros wants DSWD to fully implement existing mental health programs
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-24
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday urged the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to fully enforce existing mental health (MH) programs for all typhoon survivors.

Maynilad extends rotational water service interruptions till Nov. 29
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- Maynilad Water Company Inc. announced Tuesday it is constrained to continue implementing rotational water service interruptions in some of its ...

DOF-Neda nix Megawide airport proposal, but firm says it met financing norms
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-24
SENATORS are strongly urging the Executive to reconsider plans to tap a state-run trading firm to buy Covid-19 vaccines after Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon reported Monday that the public ...

17% CIT rate for Peza firms urged in CREATE
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-24
THE Philippines improved its ranking by 23 notches in the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) 2020, according to... THE economy could recover faster from the pandemic if the government reconsiders the tax ...

With no active COVID-19 cases left, Abra seeks to restrict access to province
philstar.com - 2020-11-24
The governor reiterated the observance of minimum health and safety protocols in the province despite it now having no active cases.

Of Good Guys, fresh picks and new beginnings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-24
Rows of rainbow-colored fruits and lush vegetables fill up the tables in a bazaar that hopes to bring a little color to a year that has been mostly gray. On one side of the open space are heaps of

Curfew, liquor ban imposed after Quezon town closed due to COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-24
The municipal hall in General Luna in Quezon province will remain closed until Wednesday (Nov. 25) as local authorities impose more strict measures to prevent the spread of the

Amihan to bring cool mornings in Luzon, Visayas -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-24
The northeast monsoon or amihan is currently affecting the weather in Luzon and Visayas, while the tail-end of a frontal system is affecting the eastern section of Mindanao,

Philippines in advanced talks with AstraZeneca for vaccine
Reuters - 2020-11-23
The Philippines is close to concluding talks with Britain's AstraZeneca for the supply of at least 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, a top coronavirus task force official said on Monday.

Bayanihan 3 law seeks P247B for response, recovery programs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Three House officials filed on Monday their version of the third Bayanihan law that would allocate P247 billion for additional emergency response and economic recovery programs. House Majority

Low Code Explosion: Why 37 Of The Top 50 Retail Apps Are Hybrid
Forbes - 2020-11-23
Conventional wisdom says that the best possible mobile app is a native app using native code running natively. So why are 74% of the top retail apps in America not following that advice? According to data I recently analyzed for a client,

DOLE halts Skyway extension building after mishap
philstar.com - 2020-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Construction work at the Skyway Extension Project was ordered halted by government on Monday after an accident over the weekend killed one and injured at least six others. "In view of the gravity of the presumptive negligence of ...

Philippines in advanced talks with AstraZeneca for vaccine
Reuters - 2020-11-23
The Philippines is close to concluding talks with Britain's AstraZeneca for the supply of at least 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, a top coronavirus task force official said on Monday.

Germany will require companies to put women executives on their boards
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-23
Germany's coalition government has agreed to a mandatory quota for women on the boards of listed companies in what's being hailed as a landmark moment for Europe's biggest economy.

Jupiter and Saturn are about to appear closer in the sky than they have for 800 years, aligning as a 'double planet'
Business Insider - 2020-11-23
Jupiter and Saturn will be the closest they've been in the sky since the year 1226. Here's how to see the rare conjunction event.

Amazon Black Friday Alert: Here Are The First Apple M1 MacBook Deals
Forbes - 2020-11-23
New Amazon Black Friday 2020 deals have arrived with big savings on Echo, Fire, Kindle, TV, Smartphones and Apple M1

Biden names team to steer US foreign policy, Michigan certifies Biden victory
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
WILMINGTON -- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named the top members of his foreign policy team, tapping trusted aide Antony Blinken to head the State Department, as Michigan certified

Go reaffirms commitment to improving access to quality health care services for all
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go reaffirmed on Friday his commitment to helping improve the access of all Filipinos to quality health services. Go, who chairs the Senate

Philippines plans to borrow more from South Korea
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-23
The Philippines is eyeing to secure an additional loan from South Korea, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). In a statement issued last Monday, the DOF said Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III expressed such plan during a recent lunch with South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-man.

Tell those in drugs watchlist to stop or they might get killed, Duterte tells rights advocates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out again on Monday at human rights advocates who had been criticizing his war against illegal drugs, saying

NIA starts review of dam release protocols
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), together with other concerned agencies, has begun the review of its existing protocols following a proposal to transfer the authority of determining dam

Uber and Lyft just scored a huge federal transportation contract
The Verge - 2020-11-23
The US government awarded a big transportation contract to Uber and Lyft this week, authorizing the ride-hailing companies to provide transportation to up to 4 million federal employees and their families.

Dole stops Skyway extension project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday ordered EEI Corp., the contractor of the Skyway extension project, to halt all construction work until further notice to give way to a safety

PhilHealth exec faces complaint over lap dance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Eight women and labor groups on Monday filed a complaint in the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) against a regional official of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) who was identified in a

Covid-19 Live Updates: The Virus Surge, Once Centered in the Midwest, Is Accelerating in 45 U.S. States
New York Times - 2020-11-23
AstraZeneca said its vaccine candidate was up to 90 percent effective, suggesting that the world could eventually have at least three working vaccines. At the same time, the virus is accelerating across the U.

More Kids Are Getting COVID-19, Kentucky Pediatrician Says
NPR - 2020-11-23
Elizabeth Hawse, a pediatrician in Lexington, Ky., says she's seen a big increase in the number of children testing positive for the coronavirus. The governor has shut schools to in-person classes.

Idle funds in DTI firm total P33 billion, says COA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Some P33 billion in public funds is sitting idle in the bank accounts of International Trading Corp. (PITC) as of December, as shown by audit documents that give a

2M foreigners flee PH due to COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Around 2 million foreigners, among them nearly 300,000 Chinese, flew out of the country in the first nine months of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak, Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime

90% of Pinoy households have own toilets-SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Nine out of 10 Filipinos have access to toilets, but majority of them still use the pour-flush system, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on sanitation. Conducted from

AstraZeneca says COVID-19 'vaccine for the world' can be 90% effective
Reuters - 2020-11-23
AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine could be as much as 90% effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a new weapon, cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.

Año orders crackdown on illegal logging, quarrying
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has launched a nationwide crackdown on illegal logging and illegal quarrying following successive typhoons that caused destructive floods in

Apple extends deadline for requiring in-app purchases for apps selling online classes and events
The Verge - 2020-11-23
Apple on Monday announced an extension to its deadline for requiring in-app purchases for online events and classes offered within iOS apps to June 30th, 2021. Apple previously adjusted what types of events are subject to its in-app purchase policy and standard 30 percent cut back in September,

Superior Cognitive Benefits With TAVR vs SAVR
Medscape - 2020-11-23
Previous research has shown that high-risk patients with cognitive decline have experienced cognitive improvement after TAVR. Now, a new study suggests similar improvements in low-risk patients.

Bill to hike wages of new nurses to P60K
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
A lawmaker has sought to double the monthly salary of entry-level nurses to P60,901 to discourage them from leaving the country. Under House Bill No. 7933, Anakalusugan Rep. Michael Defensor wants ...

Amazon is using union-busting Pinkerton spies to track warehouse workers and labor movements at the company, according to a new report
Business Insider - 2020-11-23
News of Amazon hiring Pinkerton spies is the latest development in the firm's crusade to prevent its workers from forming labor unions.

Philippines in advanced talks with AstraZeneca for vaccine
Reuters - 2020-11-23
The Philippines is close to concluding talks with Britain's AstraZeneca for the supply of at least 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, a top coronavirus task force official said on Monday.

Google under review for possible British competition enquiry
Reuters - 2020-11-23
Britain's competition regulator said on Monday it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertising warranted a formal competition law investigation.

Gift Guide: Which next-gen console is the one your kid wants?
TechCrunch - 2020-11-23
This holiday season the next generation of gamers, bless their hearts, will be hoping to receive the next generation of gaming consoles. But confusing branding by the console makers -- not to mention a major shortage of consoles -- could lead to disappointment during the unwrapping process.

UK COVID-19 Update: Johnson's Lockdown Plans, and Oxford's Vaccine Up to 90% Effective
Medscape - 2020-11-23
These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today. An updated three-tier system of restrictions will be implemented in England after the current national lockdown ends on 2 December, the Prime Minister announced today.

Founders seeking their first check need a fundraising sales funnel
TechCrunch - 2020-11-23
CEO and co-founder of music tech startup Stem Milana Lewis explains how she landed several superstar investors and raised a little under $22 million.

Travis Kalanick's $37 million NYC penthouse was reportedly the site of a large party where no one was wearing a mask
Business Insider - 2020-11-23
In a story featured in The Cut, writer Cat Marnell said there were "tons of people there, and of course no one was wearing a mask."

PH military sends medical teams to Davao City where COVID-19 cases surging
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
MANILA, Philippines--The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday (Nov. 23) sent a 25-man medical contingent to Davao City, following a spike in COVID-19 cases there. Maj. Gen. Benedict

What To Expect From Deere Stock In Q4?
Forbes - 2020-11-23
Deere & Company stock is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results on Wednesday, November 25. We expect Deere to likely beat the revenue expectations but earnings could be lower compared to the consensus estimates.

Saudi Telecom's digital payments business plans Gulf expansion
Reuters - 2020-11-23
The digital payments business of Saudi Arabia's Saudi Telecom Company (STC), stc pay, is in talks with Gulf regulators to seek approval to operate in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain, its CEO said on Monday.

Duterte tells human rights groups not to 'tinker' with the drug war
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) - Human rights defenders should keep their hands off the government's war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte said, as he maintained that the illegal ...

House panel OKs tax on online sabong
philstar.com - 2020-11-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The House ways and means committee yesterday approved a bill imposing taxes on online sabong. Committee chairman and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda passed House Bill 7919, which seeks to impose a five-percent tax on gross revenues derived ...

3 House leaders pitch P247 billion in Bayanihan 3 recovery bill
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-23
The proposal also contains rental housing relief, an eviction moratorium, condonation of agrarian reform loans, small business regulatory relief, and credit mediation and refinancing assistance.

Philippines on lookout for 'post-holiday' surge in COVID-19 cases
philstar.com - 2020-11-23
Government is bracing for a possible surge in coronavirus infections as the holiday season approaches, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said late Monday night.

Who's afraid of Vice President Leni Robredo?
philstar.com - 2020-11-23
Just because the vice president is always the first to arrive at the forefront during natural calamities and disasters does not mean that she is a threat to the presidential ambitions of some aspirants in 2022.

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