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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

Bohol town hall shut after worker contracts COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
The municipal hall of Sagbayan town in Bohol was closed on Wednesday after one of its workers tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). No transactions

Oil exploration in West Philippine Sea could help country to be energy-sufficient -- Gatchalian - 2020-10-16
Sen. Win Gatchalian said the lifting of the ban on oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea was a positive development, citing "the dwindling supply from the Malampaya reservoir which accounts for 20 percent of power supply of the country and almost 30 percent in Luzon.

Pasig River Ferry resumes operations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
The Pasig River Ferry Service resumed operations on Friday, two days after a high-volume of water hyacinths clogged portions of the Pasig River, causing a temporary

Philippines confirms 3,139 novel coronavirus cases, 34 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-10-16
The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported 3,139 new coronavirus infections and 34 additional deaths.

'Game of Thrones' style infighting threatens Philippines COVID revival
NIKKEI - 2020-10-16
After the National Economic and Development Authority warned of a hit to gross domestic product of up to 2.3% in 2019, growth in the Philippines fell to an eight-year low 5.9%, well below the ...

DBM: P5.3B out of P165.5-B Bayanihan 2 funds released
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
One month after the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act was signed into law, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P5.3 billion in fresh funds to fight the

DOE chief expects China to question lifting of oil exploration moratorium in West PH Sea
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- Insisting that the lifting of the suspension of oil exploration activities in the West Philippine Sea was a unilateral move, Energy Secretary Alfonso ...

Philippines COVID-19 task force lifts overseas travel ban for citizens
Reuters - 2020-10-16
The Philippines' coronavirus task force has lifted a ban on overseas travel for Filipino tourists, the presidential office said on Friday.

Customs issues reminders for duty-free shipments of balikbayan boxes ahead of Christmas season - 2020-10-16
The Bureau of Customs on Friday issued fresh reminders to Filipinos abroad who are planning to send home "Balikbayan" boxes, in anticipation of the typical influx of shipments during the Holiday season.

PXP Energy shares surge as Philippines lifts South China Sea ban
NIKKEI - 2020-10-16
PXP and its unit Forum hold Service Contracts 75 and 72, respectively, which cover areas located off the west coast of Philippines' Palawan island and near disputed waters. PXP is under Hong Kong ...

Coronavirus infections in Philippines surpass 351,000 - 2020-10-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines reported 3,139 new coronavirus infections, raising the nationwide caseload to more than 351,000, the Department of Health said Friday. To date, 351,750 ...

3 health facilities in Mindanao charged for collecting higher bills from PhilHealth - Gierran
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- Three private health facilities in Mindanao have been charged for filing PhilHealth reimbursements with amounts higher than what were really spent on patients. PhilHealth president and chief executive officer ...

Save the Children Philippines calls for strong healthcare to prevent deaths of newborn and young children
ReliefWeb - 2020-10-16
English News and Press Release on Philippines about Food and Nutrition, Health and more; published on 16 Oct 2020 by Save the Children

How investigators found a jet engine under Greenland's ice sheet
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-16
Four hours into a September 2017 Air France flight 66 from Paris to Los Angeles, one of the aircraft's four engines spontaneously exploded.

The Impact of Covid-19 and the ECQ on Low-income Households in Microenterprises[1]
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
Conclusion Adjustments made and assistance received How family provided for needs during enhanced community quarantine. To be able to provide for their family during the ECQ, 38 percent of the sample households,

'We don't have a choice': Amazon Ring call center workers in Philippines 'scared' to go to work during pandemic
NBC News - 2020-10-16
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, call center workers in the Philippines who are contracters for Amazon's Ring home security division have been required to report to the office. At first, employees said,

Tokyo's Nikkei share average opens down 0.12 pct
Nasdaq - 2020-10-16
Japan's benchmark Nikkei average opened down 0.12 percent at 23,478.40 on Friday, while the broader Topix shed 0.25 percent at 1,627.64.

Trump high court pick on way to approval after tough hearings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
Senate confirmation of US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett appeared certain Thursday after four days of hearings that changed no

Citing legality, DOLE gives up on 13th-month deferment, exemption
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
"This positive development proves that social dialogue between labor, business and government particularly on important issues involving these key sectors really works," Associated Labor ...

Science groups to Antiporda: Leave DENR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-16
Various groups from the local scientific community on Thursday demanded the resignation of Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda for his disparaging remarks against scientists from the University

New coronavirus infections rise to record highs in U.S. Midwest and beyond
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-15
Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest and beyond are battling surges in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels in

Twitter outage due to API irregularities
ZDNet - 2020-10-15
Twitter was out for 90 minutes on Thursday night, with users unable to tweet, and timelines failing to refresh. The outage began around 21:30 UTC, with Twitter saying on its status page that it was investigating the issue at 21:56 UTC,

Twitter locked the official Trump campaign account after it referred to the New York Post's dubious story on Hunter Biden
Business Insider - 2020-10-15
TeamTrump was blocked from sharing new posts after referring to a New York Post story on Joe Biden's son which Twitter had taken action against.

Weather, Football And Politics: Wisconsin Lt. Gov. On Spike In COVID-19 Cases
NPR - 2020-10-15
Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin's Democratic lieutenant governor, reflects on the recent surge of coronavirus cases in his state and talks about how it's preparing for what comes next.

Duterte: DPWH corruption grave; Villar cites reforms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-15
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is ridden with corruption, and no construction work begins without money changing hands, President Duterte said on Wednesday. He did not provide

After 700 Students Test Positive, a College President Resigns
New York Times - 2020-10-15
The State University of New York at Oneonta had the worst coronavirus outbreak of any public university in the state.

Cebu City floods blamed on trash, clogged waterways
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-15
Garbage that clogged drainage systems and shanties built in waterways all contributed to the flash floods that submerged parts of this city and killed at least two persons on Tuesday

Survey tags facebook, pols, trolls as fake news superspreaders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-15
Facebook, government officials and state-linked trolls are among the main spreaders of disinformation since the new coronavirus struck early this year, according to a survey of journalists covering

The Lancet: Latest global disease estimates reveal perfect storm of rising chronic diseases and public health failures fuelling COVID-19 pandemic
EurekAlert! - 2020-10-15
The latest findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) [1], published today in The Lancet, provide new insights on how well countries were prepared in terms of underlying health for the COVID-19 pandemic,

Most Pinoys pay for healthcare out-of-pocket - 2020-10-15
Out-of-pocket payment remained as the largest source of financing for health service providers in the country as of 2019, beating the financial assistance provided by the government, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

5 Benguet towns join travel corridor in northern Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-15
BAGUIO CITY--A private sector-led tourism council has been organized for this city and its five neighboring towns in Benguet province as the local governments collaborate to jump-start their

Americans voting early in record numbers in presidential election
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-15
Americans are voting early in record numbers with more than 17.8 million casting their ballots already ahead of a presidential election between Democrat Joe Biden and

Students Accuse The University Of Miami Of Using Facial Recognition To Identify Student Protesters. The University Denies It.
Forbes - 2020-10-15
None of the students actually organized the protest. Three were student journalists who covered the demonstration. And only two were part of an activist student group, UMiami Employee Student Alliance,

FDA Issues New NSAIDs Warning for Second Half of Pregnancy
Medscape - 2020-10-15
The agency links potential for low amniotic fluid and kidney issues in unborn children with over-the-counter and prescription NSAIDs, with the exception of 81 mg aspirin.

Twitter is experiencing a massive outage right now
The Verge - 2020-10-15
Twitter is experiencing an outrage that began in the early evening on Thursday, with some users reporting problems sending tweets and refreshing their timelines starting shortly after 5:30PM ET. We have seen no new tweets cross our timelines since then,

Addressing the mental health crisis pervasive among Filipino youth
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-15
While the Philippines has no comprehensive, nationwide survey on the prevalence of mental health illness, there has been an alarming rise in suicide rates, particularly in adolescents and young adults.

The New York Post's dubious Hunter Biden article was shared 300,000 times on Facebook even after the company said it limited its reach
Business Insider - 2020-10-15
The vast majority of interactions with the article came after Facebook said it would temporarily slow the spread of the unverified and dubious story.

For isolated tribe, Philippine rickshaw brings learning amid pandemic
Reuters - 2020-10-15
When the pandemic shut Philippine schools, a group of teachers living near the indigenous Aeta people became so concerned about the impact on the children of the isolated community that they initiated a novel approach to help them - learning by rickshaw.

Older People No More Susceptible to COVID-19, But Fare Worse
Medscape - 2020-10-15
Advanced age was not associated with significantly more cases, but infected people in this group were more likely to experience severe outcomes and mortality.

Digitalizing SMEs could bring P1.36 trillion to businesses hit by pandemic-report
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-15
THE Philippines stands to benefit by as much as P1.36 trillion should small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country decide to implement digitalization initiatives that can help them harness the full potential of their businesses,

The first Philippine Assembly
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-15
Under the Donald J. Trump administration, Americans live under a poisoned political... The first Philippine Assembly, the precursor of the present House of Representatives, was inaugurated on ...

Over 254K OFWs flown home amid COVID-19 pandemic--Lorenzana
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-15
More than 254,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been sent home amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 chair Secretary Delfin

Globe ramps up cell site upgrade - 2020-10-15
Globe Telecom Inc. has exceeded its target of expanding further its network capability and capacity in the first nine months following efforts by the government to fast-track the issuance of permits and cut red tape.

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