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TD Ofel leaves Luzon landmass; Signal No. 1 remains up in some areas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical depression Ofel has left the landmass of Luzon but tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) number 1 remains in some areas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Taliptip: A long goodbye where the sea will soon meet the sky - 2020-10-14
With the franchise for the New Manila International Airport nearly a done deal, the last residents of Sitio Kinse in Barangay Taliptip consider their move inland and away from the lives they are accustomed to.

Trump May Be Immune to the Coronavirus. But for How Long?
New York Times - 2020-10-14
After receiving a heavy infusion of monoclonal antibodies to treat his bout of Covid-19, President Trump has declared that he is immune to the virus that causes it and talked privately about wearing a Superman T-shirt under his dress shirt when he left the hospital.

'Long COVID' may affect multiple parts of body and mind, doctors say
Reuters - 2020-10-14
Ongoing illness after infection with COVID-19, sometimes called "long COVID", may not be one syndrome but possibly up to four causing a rollercoaster of symptoms affecting all parts of the body and mind,

PH reports 1,910 new COVID-19 cases bringing total to 346,536
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-14
DOH announces 1,910 new COVID-19 cases in the country, pushing the total to 346,536. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- The Philippines recorded less than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday,

Microsoft rolls out new Edge extensions API but promises to leave ad blockers alone
ZDNet - 2020-10-14
Microsoft has rolled out today updates to the Edge browser's extensions system. Windows 10 security: 'So good, it can block zero-days without being patched' Systems running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update were shielded from two exploits even before Microsoft had issued patches for them,

Quimbo tells DOTr: Transport inflation can be solved by allowing jeepney operations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-14
Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Quimbo has insisted that allowing traditional jeepneys to operate again would help solve the high inflation rates within the transportation

Paris goes under curfew as Europe ramps up virus restrictions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-14
PARIS, France - France on Wednesday became the latest European country to toughen anti-coronavirus measures, imposing a curfew in Paris and eight other cities from Saturday, while Germany and ...

AC Health, 917Ventures urge doctors nationwide to embrace telehealth
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-14
The pandemic has fully disrupted healthcare in the Philippines. Thousands nationwide are unable to visit medical centers given the risks, the social distancing measures in place, and even the lack of transportation available.

Positive Topline Results for New Cervical Dystonia Treatment
Medscape - 2020-10-14
DaxibotulinumtoxinA for treatment of cervical dystonia met the primary and secondary endpoints in the ASPEN-1 phase 3 trial, Revance Therapeutics reports.

How Apple's iPhone 12 Pro could be setting the stage for the company's next major product
Business Insider - 2020-10-14
The iPhone 12 Pro is the first iPhone to come with 5G and a LiDAR sensor, technologies that are critical to augmented reality apps.

Read the investor deck that steaming service CuriosityStream used in a SPAC merger that injected $180m into the company
Business Insider - 2020-10-14
CuriosityStream has 13 million paying subscribers and says its focus on factual content differentiates it from the glut of new streaming services.

Duterte gov't to borrow from BSP anew next year if recovery stalls - 2020-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Duterte administration may borrow money from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) again next year if the highly anticipated economic rebound from the pandemic does not materialize. "Our first options are to go back into the ...

Over 2,000 cops re-assigned to hometowns - 2020-10-14
The program will attain maximum efficiency and more effective law enforcement by prioritizing the welfare of every PNP personnel and reinforcing family solidarity," he said then.

DOTr to require UV lights, plastic barriers in PUVs - 2020-10-14
"This is effective immediately to increase the current capacity of our public utility vehicles," she said. "There's also an option to allow passengers to sit next to each other as long as there's a plastic barrier next to them or they use a UV light for disinfection.

More debts, less development
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-14
IN the name of "debt relief" for the poor developing countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have been packaging debt rescheduling programs which, ironically, can lead to the accumulation of more debts by the "beneficiary" countries.

COVID-19 cases in Philippines rise to 346,536 with nearly 2,000 new infections - 2020-10-14
To date, the new coronavirus has infected 346,536 people in the Philippines, of which 13% were active cases or people still undergoing treatment or quarantine.

Sacrifices needed to avert COVID-19 case surge, says DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-14
With Europe seeing a rapid spike in new coronavirus cases partly due to "pandemic fatigue," the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday advised the public to accept

Sharp Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths Seen During 1st Few Months Of Pandemic
NPR - 2020-10-14
New data from the CDC show more than 19,000 Americans died from drug overdoses during the first three months of 2020 with the country on pace to set a grim new record.

PH armed forces to deploy air surveillance radar for West Philippine Sea monitoring--Gapay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-14
One of the air surveillance radars that the Philippines is acquiring from Japan would be deployed to Palawan to boost monitoring of the West Philippine Sea, Armed Forces

Duterte lauds envoy for enhanced PH-Russia defense ties in farewell call
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-14
President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated outgoing Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev for his contribution in deepening defense ties between Manila and Moscow

Lockdown caused Filipinos to delay their health concerns
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-14
A GROUP of real estate and housing developers has exhorted anew to prevent the imminent imposition of... DUE to concerns about getting infected by the Covid-19 disease, health and social ...

DOH calls for unified response to improve mental health care
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-14
Opening the economy and protecting the health of the people is possible. This was... At least 3.6 million Filipinos suffer from one kind of mental, neurological and substance use disorder.

DENR slams UP's offer to help Manila Bay rehab: Bayaran kayo
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-14
Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says his office would accept help from the Institute of Biology in rehabilitating Manila Bay only if it comes free.

Local airlines gearing for new take-off - 2020-10-14
Our local airlines may be feeling like dragonflies these days, small and helpless, nothing but specks in an eerily empty infinite sky filled with uncertainty, what with the troubles brought about by COVID-19 which has halted global air travel for months now.

Smart upgrades Visayas sites to LTE - 2020-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Smart Communications Inc. has upgraded all its sites in Visayas with LTE, increasing the capacity and speed of its wireless data networks. Smart said it has fired up its last remaining site in the Visayas with the activation of LTE ...

8 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss the Inc. 5000 Vision Conference
Inc - 2020-10-14
How do you build a fast-growing company in 2020 and beyond? Find out from entrepreneurial superstars during the virtual event October 19-23.

Senate OKs bill allowing fast-tracking of permits
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-14
Zubiri assured that "this is a good accompanying measure to the ease of doing business. I think a lot of good will come out of this and I believe that with this, the President will be emboldened ...

Poly Sync Floats A New Ranges Of Speakerphones For Remote Workers And Meeting Rooms
Forbes - 2020-10-14
Speakerphones are growing in popularity thanks to the boom in Zoom meetings and people working from home. Poly Sync has announced a family of three new speakerphones for improving the quality of communication.

Google Analytics update uses machine learning to surface more critical customer data
TechCrunch - 2020-10-14
If you ever doubted the hunger brands have for more and better information about consumers, you only need to look at Twilio buying customer data startup Segment this week for $3.2 billion. Google sees this the same thing as everyone else,

Over 34,000 of 50,000 target contact tracers deployed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Over 34,000 contact tracers of the 50,000 target have been deployed nationwide, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Wednesday. In a pre-recorded meeting with President ...

Facebook's encryption plans will make it harder to catch child sex abusers, governments warn
Business Insider - 2020-10-14
A report from seven governments said end-to-end encryption, which Facebook plans to introduce, poses a safety risk to sexually exploited children.

New York Calls for Social Media Oversight After Twitter Hack
Bloomberg - 2020-10-14
The New York State Department of Financial Services is calling for top social media companies to be regulated similarly to banks with a "systematically important" designation, following an investigation of a high-profile Twitter hack in July.

Velasco ally: Deputy speakers from rival NUP, NP likely to keep posts
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-14
Deputy speakers from political parties once critical of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, including the party of ousted rival Alan Peter Cayetano, will likely keep their posts for 'harmony', a congressman bares.

AT&T is putting WarnerMedia's huge NYC headquarters under review and could decide to cut hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space
Business Insider - 2020-10-14
Big layoffs are in the works for WarnerMedia, according to the WSJ. Sources tell Business Insider its Hudson Yard HQ is under strategic review.

Mexican brands dominate the Brand Finance ranking of the most valuable in Latin America in 2020
Entrepreneur - 2020-10-14
Mexico and Brazil are the countries with the most brands on the list. Corona tops the list with a value of $ 8 billion. Brand Finance, a consultancy specializing in brand valuation and strategy, announced the most valuable brands in Latin America in 2020 and Mexican brands dominated the list occupying 37 positions and representing 42% of the total value of the list.

PH Resorts Group delays listing of FOO shares - 2020-10-14
PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc., the listed gaming and hospitality company of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy, has moved the listing date for P1.125 billion worth of shares to Nov. 5 from Nov. 3.

8990 raising P1.3 billion from notes issue - 2020-10-14
Mass housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. has issued P1.3 billion worth of fixed rate corporate notes. The notes to be listed on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. are peso-denominated and exempt from registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Coronavirus latest: China's domestic flight numbers top pre-COVID levels
NIKKEI - 2020-10-14
The number of passenger flights in China last month topped year-earlier levels, official data shows, with passenger numbers coming close to 2019 levels. There were 371,000 domestic passenger flights in September,

Apple cuts EarPods and iPhone charger prices by $10 after it stops bundling them
The Verge - 2020-10-14
Thankfully, Apple has made those accessories a little less expensive than they used to be. A set of EarPods with a Lightning connector now costs $19, which is a $10 discount from their previous price.

ICTSI Ecuador to invest $18 million in Guayaquil port - 2020-10-14
International Container Terminal Services Inc. subsidiary in Ecuador is investing $18 million to further strengthen and develop the Port of Guayaquil.

Duterte wants cops to chase motorcycle-riding criminals
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 14) -- To bolster anti-crime efforts in the streets, President Rodrigo Duterte said police officers should be trained in riding motorcycles to effectively ...

Imported vehicle sales down 46% - 2020-10-14
Sales of car importers dropped 46 percent in the nine months to September as all vehicle segments posted declines, the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors Inc. said.

Duterte wants entire Philippine population vaccinated for COVID-19
Reuters - 2020-10-14
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday his government has the money to procure coronavirus vaccines but he would need more as he wants to inoculate the country's entire population.

Subic expressway operator halts bridge work after fatal mishap
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-14
Corp. has temporarily suspended the construction of a major portion of the P1.6-billion Subic Freeport Expressway (SFex) expansion project following a worksite accident on Tuesday that killed two workers and injured three others.

Corporate bonds issuance more than double since 2016 - 2020-10-14
Bonds issued by corporations more than doubled since 2016, indicating a "very active" primary market in the country, the Department of Finance said yesterday.

Ex-Catanduanes town execs convicted of graft - 2020-10-14
Former mayor Jose Torres of Viga, Catanduanes and former vice mayor Yolanda Tuquero have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison over the purchase of a heavy equipment in 2005 without public bidding.

UP experts: Advice free, but research needs funds - 2020-10-14
Marine scientists from the University of the Philippines disputed the claim of a Department of Environment and Natural Resources official that they charged the DENR "hundreds of millions" in consultation fees.

NTC hit for high-end phones for execs - 2020-10-14
The Commission on Audit scolded the National Telecommunications Commission for issuing high-end mobile phones to its directors while its engineers had to do field work with borrowed phones.

BOP surplus seen at $8.1 billion - 2020-10-14
Strong inflows from foreign direct investments as well as a small contraction of remittances from overseas Filipino workers, coupled with a sharp drop in import payments may result in record high foreign exchange buffers until next year,

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