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Yes, Netflix Is The #1 Streaming Platform--But That Is Changing Quickly Thanks To This New Player
Forbes - 2020-10-16
While Netflix is still the indisputably most popular streaming platform available, there's a new service that is quickly gaining ground.

Trump Announces Partnership With CVS, Walgreens For Nursing Home COVID Vaccination
NPR - 2020-10-16
The federal government is offering nursing homes the chance to opt in to the new program, in which pharmacy staff would deliver and administer a future vaccine on site.

Prehospital Plasma Boosts Survival in Traumatic Brain Injury
Medscape - 2020-10-16
Prehospital plasma administration improves survival for trauma patients and is especially beneficial for those with traumatic brain injury, according to a secondary analysis of the PAMPer study.

Outpatient Visits Rebound for Most Specialties to Pre-COVID Levels
Medscape - 2020-10-16
After taking a nosedive during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, then rising and plateauing, weekly outpatient visits in the United States have rebounded and now slightly exceed levels seen in late February,

These are the 6 key questions every tech investor should be thinking about into next year, according to Morgan Stanley analysts
Business Insider - 2020-10-16
Morgan Stanley published a note on Thursday listing the six key questions about the tech industry -- and how it sees them playing out.

Teacher decapitated in France after showing Mohammed cartoons
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
An assailant on Friday decapitated a history teacher in France who had recently shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class, police said. The attacker, whose identity has

DOLE eyes cash aid to MSEs for 13th-month pay of workers
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
The labor chief said they would not likely extend similar aid to medium and large enterprises since they are more likely able to cope with the business disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Bubbles growing like mushrooms
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
FROM Clark to Calamba and Carmona to Mandaue City, another bubble rises this time at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority in Zambales where the Philippine Superliga (PSL) will resume its season stunted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

An oxygen-supply system on the space station's Russian side has failed
Business Insider - 2020-10-16
The space station has two oxygen-supply systems, so for now, crew members are safe, according to Roscosmos.

House ratifies bicam report on Doktor para sa Bayan bill
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
The House of Representatives has approved the bill granting President Duterte an "anti-red tape powers." House Bill 7884,... To address the diminishing number of Filipino medical doctors engaged ...

Mining and oil stocks soar on lifting of exploration ban in West Philippine Sea - 2020-10-16
Mining and oil stocks roared on Friday, with some firms hitting their highest price for the day as investors cheer the Duterte administration's decision to lift an oil exploration ban in the resource-rich West Philippine Sea.

Free Webinar | Nov. 10: Hear How an Entrepreneur Grew His Company to Be the Largest Independent Podcast Publisher
Entrepreneur - 2020-10-16
Hear from Wondery founder/CEO Hernan Lopez about his greatest management lessons learned during his nearly 20-year tenure at Fox International Channels to Wondery's success story.

Accelerate Business Growth with Tech Data: Delivering Value to Customers through Outcomes
Computerworld - 2020-10-16
Computerworld covers a range of technology topics, with a focus on these core areas of IT: Windows, Mobile, Apple/enterprise, Office and productivity suites, collaboration, web browsers and blockchain,

DOST: China's Sinopharm no longer interested in conducting vaccine trial in Philippines - 2020-10-16
Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm is no longer planning to conduct a late-stage clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate in the Philippines, the Department of Science and Technology said Friday.

Google says it mitigated a 2.54 Tbps DDoS attack in 2017, largest known to date
ZDNet - 2020-10-16
The Google Cloud team revealed today a previously undisclosed DDoS attack that targeted Google service back in September 2017 and which clocked at 2.54 Tbps, making it the largest DDoS attack recorded to date.

Some Shipt workers report seeing lower pay under new effort-based model
The Verge - 2020-10-16
A new crowdsourced report finds that the algorithm for shopping delivery platform Shipt has led to reduced pay for 40 percent of its workers. First reported by Gizmodo, the report from, a pro-labor nonprofit organization that helps workers organize,

Some iPhone 12 customers reported lags and errors when trying to pre-order via Apple, T-Mobile, and Verizon
Business Insider - 2020-10-16
Apple announced the release of four new iPhones, the iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max, on Tuesday.

Discovering fresh experiences in the new normal
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
While embracing the new normal, people at home in the Philippines and throughout the world began trying new things. Suddenly, friends became bakers. Some turned into barbers and beauticians. Others, gardeners.

4 Democratic senators demand Jeff Bezos respond to allegations that Amazon spies on staff and undermines their right to unionize
Business Insider - 2020-10-16
Senators Brian Schatz, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kirsten Gillibrand said allegations Amazon monitors its staff were "deeply concerning."

Think tank urges transparency in budget spending - 2020-10-16
As deliberations on the proposed P4.5-trillion 2021 national budget are on their final stages, a Makati-based think tank has urged government to make spending transparent to the people, especially at a time when huge budget allocations are needed to be responsive to the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CREATE bill hanging in Senate on coverage, incentives length
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
THE Senate went on its scheduled break from October 17 to November15 without passing the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill  as several contentious provisions remained unresolved.

Ayala rallies other businesses to work together, not compete - 2020-10-16
The Ayala Group has rallied other Philippine businesses to work together instead of competing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Union Bank raises $300 million as notes offering swamped - 2020-10-16
Union Bank of the Philippines raised $300 million in a successful return to the offshore debt market as investors swarmed the notes offering.

Mental health for students - 2020-10-16
It is impossible to quantify the full effect the situation has on children and young people's mental health and well-being. For teachers, parents, or family members, the first few weeks since the opening of classes have been very difficult.

The shorts story - 2020-10-16
In this tropical weather, the discovery, or rather, the recovery, of the shorts as appropriate for outdoor wear is one of the most significant fashion finds.

Lower revenue, higher COVID-19 spending - 2020-10-16
The government will likely incur more debt over the next two years as it boosts borrowings to augment its war chest versus the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fitch Ratings said.

P19.9 million seized drugs destroyed - 2020-10-16
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency office in Zamboanga peninsula destroyed P19.9 million worth of illegal drugs, mostly shabu, on Thursday.

World Bank: Heightened efforts needed vs poverty - 2020-10-16
The World Bank is urging its member countries, particularly developing economies, to increase efforts on alleviating poverty and preventing erosion of human capital.

Cop nabbed for driving stolen car - 2020-10-16
A policeman was arrested for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle in Quezon City yesterday. Personnel of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) flagged down SM/Sgt. Danilo Pacurib, who is assigned to the Payatas police station,

PNB expects better Q3 results - 2020-10-16
Philippine National Bank performed better in the third quarter on lower provisioning for bad loans as the economy started to recover after containment measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus were lifted.

2 in grenade-throwing incidents shot at party - 2020-10-16
Two men accused of throwing grenades at a police station in 2014 were shot at a birthday party in Tondo, Manila on Thursday night.

Airlines see clearer skiesas more travel restrictions lifted - 2020-10-16
Local airlines, which for months have been taking a beating due to travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, will get a much-needed boost as the government has allowed Filipinos to do non-leisure travel abroad starting next week.

Index closes lower on lackluster trades - 2020-10-16
Stocks closed lower yesterday, capping a week of mostly lackluster trading, as concerns over a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe and the upcoming US presidential elections kept investors on a wait-and-see stance.

IATF allows non-essential foreign travel for Filipinos starting October 21
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-16
Travel agencies and tour operators in Metro Manila and other areas have also been allowed to operate again, as the country lifts the ban on traveling abroad and eases movement restrictions between GCQ and MGCQ areas.

Hiring of gov't contractual workers to be allowed until Dec. 2022
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- A new circular will be issued next week that will allow government agencies to hire contractual workers until end of 2022. During the plenary debates ...

House to transmit proposed 2021 budget to Senate by Oct. 28
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
As requested by senators, the House of Representatives will transmit to the Senate the proposed 2021 budget by October 28, appropriations chair Rep. Eric Yap said

Senate panel OKs reso on cash aid for rice farmers from excess tariffs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
A joint resolution authorizing the use of excess collection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) under the rice tariffication law as cash assistance for rice farmers to be

Lacson: No assurance 2021 budget passes on time if Senate gets GAB on Nov. 5
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
There is no assurance that the 2021 budget can be passed on time and that a reenacted budget will be avoided if the House of Representatives will transmit the General

Filipino small-scale tuna fishers eligible for prestigious international ecolabel
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
The municipal fisher organization Philippine Tuna Handline Partnership (PTHP) officially began its journey towards earning the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Ecolabel on the 3rd of October, 2020, with its Announcement Comment Draft Report (ACDR) uploaded to the MSC website.

DFA: 4 more Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
Four more overseas Filipinos have contracted the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Friday. The new cases bring the total

IATF allows persons 15 to 65 years old to go out of homes
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
Persons between 15 and 60 years old will now be allowed to go out of their homes in areas still under community quarantine. In a news statement, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) decided to allow adjust the

90 stranded mountaineers, bikers rescued in 2-day operation in Pampanga, Bulacan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
At least 90 mountaineers and bikers, who were stranded due to heavy rains, were rescued in a two-day operation by soldiers and policemen from the provinces

House approves bill granting anti-red tape powers to Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives on Friday approved on final reading the bill authorizing President Rodrigo Duterte to expedite the processing and issuance of national and ...

South African firm introduces AI-powered solution to fight Covid-19
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
Ltd. recently introduced in the Philippine market InstantVitals which the company described as "a unique mix of signal processing and AI technology that measures three key early-detection vital signs with medical grade accuracy.

Habagat to dump rains in Mimaropa, Western Visayas, parts of Mindanao -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
The southwest monsoon or habagat will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Mimaropa or Region IV-B, Western Visayas, Northern

Handcuffed Philippine Activist in Hazmat Suit Buries Baby in Tense Funeral
VICE - 2020-10-16
Handcuffed and wearing a hazmat suit, a detained activist in the Philippines buried her baby daughter on Friday in an emotional chapter of a controversy that has gripped the country and spurred accusations of double standards in the justice system.

A lesson in four letters
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
Classes in schools all over the country have officially been resumed, albeit virtually. But even those of us who are not in school anymore, the Covid-19 pandemic has a lesson for each of us. For me, it is the realization that we cannot control the universe.

Ex-PhilHealth chief Morales files libel complaint vs. whistleblower
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- The former president and CEO of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has filed a libel complaint against Thorrsson Keith, the so ...

US coronavirus cases surpass eight million as infections spike nationwide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus crossed 8 million on Thursday, rising by 1 million in less than a month, as another surge in cases hits the nation at the onset of cooler weather. Since the

Starving woman locked by husband in toilet for over a year rescued
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
A 35-year-old woman who was held captive by her own husband inside a small, cramped toilet has been rescued by authorities in Haryana, India. The victim, whose name was withheld, was found in

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