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The first molecular laboratory to help trace COVID-19 patients in Quezon City was opened on Saturday but it will become operational only after securing accreditation from

From pay cuts to permanent work-from-home, here's how Silicon Valley companies are thinking about the future of work
Business Insider - 2020-10-10
Tech companies are making major changes to employee perks, safety precautions, and even whether employees need to come to an office ever again.

Bianca bombs away with solid 65, barges into Top 24 - 2020-10-10
Facing elimination in her first Major test, Bianca Pagdanganan passed it with flying colors behind a performance that perhaps merited not just a second look but also a total focus from the best of the rest.

Senate sees early resumption of session to tackle 2021 proposed national budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
Senate is eyeing a resumption of its session earlier than Nov. 16 to work on the proposed 2021 national budget once it receives its approved version from the House of

DOH: COVID-19 vaccine phase 3 trials in PH to start in November
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) -- The country may begin conducting COVID-19 vaccine trials by next month, the Department of Health said Saturday. The DOH said government agencies are ...

Philippines records 2,249 new coronavirus cases, 87 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-10-10
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday recorded 2,249 new coronavirus infections and 87 additional deaths.

Priest allegedly had threesome on church altar, arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
A priest was arrested for allegedly having sex with two women on the altar of a church in New Orleans, United States.

PH COVID-19 tally reaches 336,926; more than 54k active cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 2,249 more patients stricken by the coronavirus disease, raising the nationwide tally to 336,926. In its 4 p.m. case

North Korea appears to have held huge military parade -- Seoul
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
SEOUL -- Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have held a giant military parade early Saturday, Seoul said, with Pyongyang's latest and most advanced weapons expected to have been on

Cleanfuel continues to expand reach, adds new station in Ortigas Extension, Pasig
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-10
Cleanfuel, the fastest-growing independent fuel company, has formally opened its latest retail service station in Ortigas Extension to complete its growing network in Metropolis. Located along the main thoroughfares of Ortigas Avenue Extension in Pasig City,

Indonesian suicide bomber, 2 Abu Sayyaf members nabbed in Jolo raid - 2020-10-10
Combined military and police forces arrested the young Indonesian female suicide bomber with two other female Abu Sayyaf members during the raid Saturday dawn and recovered a bomb vest in a village of Jolo,

Indonesian suicide bomber, 2 others nabbed in Sulu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
An Indonesian suicide bomber, who is believed to be the daughter of the couple behind the Jolo blasts in January 2019,  and two others were arrested in Jolo, Sulu

PH posts 2,996 new COVID-19 cases; 1,045 more recoveries
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) -- The country recorded 2,996 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases to 334,770, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday.

Lockdown tests faith in virus-hit Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
After months of livestreaming mass to millions of faithful from behind closed doors, churches in the Catholic-majority Philippines are beginning to reopen. But

Sail Residences: Sail away into the sea of luxury
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
With the Mall of Asia (MOA) complex becoming a fast-rising community in Metro Manila, it is no surprise that its property value has been increasing and is expected to continue to do so in the next few

Trump restarts public speeches, falsely claims COVID has a cure
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-10
US President Donald Trump will give a public speech at the White House on Saturday for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19, and will also hold a

Filipinos keep faith in Duterte amid pandemic woes
NIKKEI - 2020-10-10
Gaw's outlook may have deteriorated -- he is unsure how soon he can recover -- but his trust in President Rodrigo Duterte has not. "If others were in President Duterte's shoes, the situation could have been much worse,

TikTok to celebrate its growing community with virtual party on October 18
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-10
TikTok Philippines will hold its biggest virtual event for 2020 titled #GenTikTokPH on8, 5PM LIVE on TikTok Philippines. The event is a celebration of Generation TikTok - the ever-growing and constantly-diversifying community that makes the platform a place of positivity and joy.

Duterte calls for special session to pass budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-09
President Duterte on Friday called Congress to a "special session" to pass the proposed P4.5-trillion 2021 national budget on time, a day after he warned that he would step in to solve the

Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-09
Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on Friday, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home

Binay: Dolomite beach not part of 2008 SC writ of mandamus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-09
The Supreme Court did not order the government to rehabilitate Manila Bay by dumping crushed dolomite on the artificial white sand beach that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Amazon is rolling out a tool designed to rescue shoppers who are desperate to snag a time slot for grocery pickup and delivery
Business Insider - 2020-10-09
Amazon expects to see demand surges regionally this winter, and for a variety of reasons: a spike in COVID-19 cases, the flu season, or bad weather.

FDA's Hahn to Topol: Decisions Will Be Made Based on Science Alone
Medscape - 2020-10-09
In response to concerns about the appearance of political interference at the FDA, commissioner Stephen Hahn promises, 'I am not going to allow outside pressure to affect the decision-making.'

Microsoft Will Let Employees Work From Home Permanently: Report
Forbes - 2020-10-09
Microsoft will let its employees work from home permanently, even once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. In an internal memo seen by The Verge, Microsoft said it will allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50% of their working week,

Top 5 Data Visualization Tools-Evaluation, Pricing & Recommendations
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Political prisoner's three-month-old baby dies without reunion - NUPL
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 10) - Baby River, the three-month-old daughter of political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino, passed away, a lawyer group said Friday. "The baby is gone," said Edre ...

Apple is starting to ship devices directly from its stores
The Verge - 2020-10-09
Apple is shifting how it ships devices to consumers: instead of sending out all of its hardware products directly from China or from local warehouses, the company is now going to use its network of Apple Stores as de-facto fulfillment centers,

Vericiguat Benefits Even With High Adherence to Full HFrEF Drug Armamentarium
Medscape - 2020-10-09
EF heart failure, and vericiguat on top further cuts clinical risk, says a new VICTORIA analysis. It also hints at potential synergy with a mainstay drug class.

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 12 next week at its most important event of the year. Here's everything we plan to see.
Business Insider - 2020-10-09
Apple's much-anticipated iPhone 12 lineup will likely be announced on October 13. Here's what to expect.

Hundreds displaced in Lucena floods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-09
"They were ordered to stay until the bad weather passes," Gendrano said in an interview at the CDRRMC office Friday. Since Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Vivant to invest further into power, water infrastructure - 2020-10-09
Publicly listed Cebu-based company Vivant Corp. maintains an optimistic outlook despite the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on its businesses as it plans to invest further in energy and water infrastructure,

Chelsea avails of loan payments extension - 2020-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp., the shipping and logistics business of Davao-based tycoon Dennis Uy, has availed of loan payments extension provided under Bayanihan Acts 1 and 2 to ease its cash flow as it sees ...

Cebu hospital gets COVID-19 testing machine from Lysol maker - 2020-10-09
Lysol maker Reckitt Benckiser Philippines has donated a real time-polymerase chain reaction machine to the Perpetual Help Succor Cebu Hospital in Cebu City.

Duque: Universal Health Care implementation critical to PHL Covid response
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-09
The images that critics and doomsayers point to as evidence of the "folly" of distance learning--teachers, students, parents struggling to have "classes" continue off-school, in some of ...

Microsoft to reportedly allow its 150,000 employees to work from home permanently, the latest tech giant to do so
Business Insider - 2020-10-09
Most Microsoft employees will reportedly be allowed to work from home for less than half of their week, and could work from home entirely if approved.

This investor deck helped an entrepreneur raise $3.3 million to build 'the Bloomberg terminal' for online sellers
Business Insider - 2020-10-09
Tradeswell promises to help traditional and DTC brands save millions of dollars in outsourced contracts.

Ex-Airbnb, Blackstone CFO Tosi Nears $750 Million for Tech Bets
Bloomberg - 2020-10-09
Laurence Tosi, a former chief financial officer of both Airbnb Inc. and Blackstone Group Inc., is in the final stages of raising a $750 million fund to make wagers on marketplace-focused technology companies,

Twitter is fighting election chaos by urging users to quote tweet instead of retweet
The Verge - 2020-10-09
Twitter announced a slew of temporary changes on Friday aimed at staving off abuse around the November 3rd US presidential election. Tweets that include premature claims of victory will be labeled, tweets intended to incite interference in the election or election results will be subject to removal,

Robredo: Pandemic highlights need for more mental health investment
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-09
MANILA, Philippines--Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday (Oct. 9) pleaded for more investments in mental health systems which the COVID-19 pandemic is also wreaking havoc on. "The things we ...

Coinbase employees are quitting their newly "apolitical" workplace
Quartz - 2020-10-09
Coinbase offered employees a generous severance package if they didn't believe in banning social activism, including support of Black Lives Matter, at work. Sixty people--and counting--took the buyout and left.

ASEAN faces wide AI gap as Vietnam and Philippines lag behind
NIKKEI - 2020-10-09
Artificial intelligence could shift Southeast Asia's economy into a higher gear, but only if countries manage to close a yawning investment gap that puts the bloc an estimated two to three years behind the U.

PHL exporting okra to Japan for 30 years-MinDA chief
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-09
Secretary Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol on Wednesday clarified that the Philippines has been exporting okra (lady finger) to Japan in bulk for 30 years. "The export of okra from Tarlac to Japan started 30 years ago with nary a help from the government.

IKEA opening e-commerce shop in Philippines next year - 2020-10-09
Swedish furniture giant IKEA is set to open an e-commerce shop in the Philippines next year, ahead of the launch of its physical store currently being built in Pasay City.

PNP official axed, charged for rape tries on Parojinog - 2020-10-09
Philippine National Police official was relieved from his post and slapped with criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting former Ozamiz City vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog.

Landbank lends P21 billion to farmer coops, associations - 2020-10-09
Government-owned Land Bank of the Philippines has released P21 billion in loans to farmer cooperatives and associations to help communities get back on their feet amid the pandemic.

Cop insists he arrested, not assaulted, female Grab driver - 2020-10-09
A Pateros police officer yesterday maintained that he only arrested a female Grab driver, contrary to her claim that he assaulted her.

National ID registration for Metro Manila set next year - 2020-10-09
Registration for the National ID System will begin in Metro Manila and other areas not currently included in the list of 32 priority provinces in January 2021, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday.

86% of Pinoys stressed by COVID-19 - 2020-10-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Nearly nine in 10 Filipinos continue to experience stress due to COVID-19, the Sept. 17-20 survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed. The nationwide survey was based on mobile phone and computer-assisted telephone ...

Russia allows e-visa for Pinoys - 2020-10-09
Filipinos can avail themselves of an e-visa to travel to any part of Russia starting next year, its embassy in Manila has announced.

Converge sets IPO price at P16.80/share - 2020-10-09
Converge ICT has set the price for its initial public offering at P16.80 per share, the largest IPO in the country and the largest telecom IPO in SoutheastAsia at P29.1 billion.

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