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Staycations limited to 5 persons per hotel room - DOT
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- Big groups cannot share hotel rooms for staycations, according to rules set by the Department of Tourism. Families or friends reuniting half a year ...

MRT-3 eyes faster speed by end of year, complete rehab by end-2022
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- Commuters taking the MRT-3 now travel faster because of improvements in the train system, an official said Thursday. Speaking to CNN Philippines, MRT ...

COVID-19 pandemic so far affected over 478,000 OFWs, says DOLE
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-01
Some 478,838 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are now affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III revealed

Thrilla in Manila: My personal encounter with Muhammad Ali
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-01
WORLD champion gymnast Carlos "Caloy" Yulo is homesick. Locked down in Japan for the... Forty-five (45) years ago, or on October 1, 1975, boxing fans all over the world, most especially the ...

US plane may have used PH code to test China, Esperon says
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. believes the US plane disguised as a Philippine aircraft while flying over the disputed Yellow Sea ...

New Caledonia set for vote on ending 167 years of French rule
NIKKEI - 2020-10-01
AUCKLAND -- New Caledonia, a mineral-rich French territory in the South Pacific, will hold a referendum on Sunday to decide on whether to become independent and shake off 167 years of colonial rule. By continuing to browse this website,

Tokyo stock market halts trading for day after glitch - 2020-10-01
Trade on Tokyo's stock exchanges was halted for the whole day Thursday after a technical glitch forced activity to be suspended before the market opened.

Magnitude 5.3 quake rocks Surigao del Sur - 2020-10-01
State seismologists reported a magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Surigao del Sur early Thursday morning. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) located the quake's epicenter at 63 kilometers northeast of the municipality of Bayabas.

Duterte orders consultations with Bataan residents amid calls to reopen nuclear plant
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- Any plans to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant should start with securing the nod of residents in the area, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered.

A year of sin tax: Too early to assess public health impact
Rappler - 2020-10-01
Revenues, however, is giving the DOH its highest budget increase in history: a 58%, from P53 billion in 2013 to approximately P84 billion in 2014

Study finds female doctors work harder for less money
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-01
(CNN) -- Female doctors get paid less than male doctors, but a new study disputes the common wisdom that it's because they work less. In fact, female doctors spend more time with patients, order ...

Djokovic 'the snake' tackles Berankis 'the spearfisher' in French Open - 2020-10-01
Novak Djokovic, who was likened to a snake by his vanquished first round Roland Garros opponent, tackles spear-fishing fan Ricardas Berankis on Thursday for a place in the last 32.

Facebook will reject ads that spread doubt on US election results or methods
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-01
Ads that make claims of widespread voter fraud or that certain forms of voting -- such as mail-in ballots -- will lead to fraudulent results are not permitted.

Solon seeks hazard pay for all frontliners, essential workers during health emergencies
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-01
A measure seeking to provide hazard pay for all frontliners and essential workers during pandemics, epidemics, outbreaks, and other public health emergencies has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Google's hardware chief said after launching the Pixel 5 that the world doesn't need 'another thousand-dollar phone'
Business Insider - 2020-09-30
Google's Pixel 5 launch is evidence that it's leaning into the success of the cheaper Pixel 4a and Pixel 3a.

Government borrows ?540B from central bank as total debt sustains climb
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-30
The Duterte government made a fresh request for a ?540-billion credit line from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, which will be used to boost state funding until December as the pandemic lingers.

Government borrows ?540B from central bank as total debt sustains climb
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-30
The Duterte government made a fresh request for a ?540-billion credit line from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, which will be used to boost state funding until December as the pandemic lingers.

Palantir Shares Go Up in Wall Street Debut
New York Times - 2020-09-30
The Silicon Valley company leads a wave of tech outfits hoping to test the public markets in the busiest season for I.P.O.s in two decades.

House drama: Allies reject Cayetano offer to quit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-30
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday offered to resign amid a leadership crisis in the House of Representatives, stepping down ahead of the turnover of the speakership

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Fortune - 2020-09-30
As the country prepares to head to the ballot box, Fortune looked at 5 things Capitol Hill can do to help the unemployed.

More Pinoys wear masks vs COVID-19 - SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Preventive measures against COVID-19 are still being practiced by large majorities of Filipinos, according to a special survey the Social Weather Stations (SWS) held from Sept.

Overheating LG OLED TV Concerns Spread To Europe And China
Forbes - 2020-09-30
A couple of months ago news emerged that LG was undertaking a program of free repairs to around 60,000 of its OLED TVs to prevent a potential overheating problem that could apparently cause the affected TVs to start smoking and run so hot that their rear panels may be capable of causing burning and scalding injuries.

DOJ Usec Perete resigns
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- Department of Justice Undersecretary and spokesperson Markk Perete has resigned from his post, he confirmed on Thursday. "After much thought, I have ...

Makabayan solons skip voting on Cayetano issue, saying COVID-19 takes priority
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-30
Rarely do Makabayan bloc members of the House to abstain from voting, and despite being in the minority, they usually even make an effort to explain their votes. But on

A major study in India offers insights into on how the spread of the virus differs by age and gender.
New York Times - 2020-09-30
An ambitious new study of nearly 85,000 coronavirus cases in India and nearly 600,000 of their contacts, published Wednesday in the journal Science, offers important insights not just for India, but for other low- and middle-income countries.

'Major victory': Groups hail signing of Philippine Mental Health law
Rappler - 2020-09-30
We say goodbye to taboo, superstition, and myths about mental health issues now that services are made accessible for all citizens,' says Akbayan spokesperson Gio Tingson

Fractious presidential debate unlikely to move needle for Trump
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-30
WASHINGTON--Down in the opinion polls with five weeks to go until the November election, US President Donald Trump sought to use the first presidential debate to bully his way back into the race.

PNoy gets health award: Will he now quit smoking?
Rappler - 2020-09-30
The World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region observes World Health Day on April 8 via a ceremony honoring President Aquino

Celebrating birthday as House Speaker part of term-sharing deal - Cayetano
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-30
It seems that the birthdays of both Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco played a role in setting the date for their term-sharing deal that

Troubling Sleep Disorder in Athletes a
Medscape - 2020-09-30
REM sleep behavior disorder in athletes may signal chronic traumatic encephalopathy and suggests brainstem pathologies may be to blame.

Batangas dive operators seek Anilao reopening
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-30
Dive operators in Mabini town in Batangas province are asking national government agencies to consider allowing the underwater sport to resume, citing it as a much safer activity this time than

Stroke May Be First Symptom of COVID-19 in Younger Patients
Medscape - 2020-09-30
Stroke can be the first presenting symptom of COVID-19, particularly in patients under the age of 50, new data suggest.

Palantir is officially a public company -- and investors are bidding up shares in the money-losing, 17-year-old data mining business
Business Insider - 2020-09-30
Palantir just went public via a direct listing. The big data company is not yet profitable and often clashes with activists over its work with ICE.

DepEd: Modules expenses may be refunded - 2020-09-30
Public school teachers may seek reimbursement for the expenses they have incurred in reproducing learning modules.

STI Holdings releases first-ever sustainability report
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-30
STI Holdings, owner of one of the largest networks of private schools in the Philippines, has released its first-ever sustainability report alongside its annual report for its fiscal year ending March 31.

Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health law
Rappler - 2020-09-30
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the landmark Mental Health Law, which would provide affordable and accessible mental health services for Filipinos Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday, June 21, lauded Duterte ...

Duterte wants health warnings on sugary drinks
Rappler - 2020-09-30
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte wants drinks that count sugar as a main ingredient to carry health warnings for consumers, said Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez. "Sabi niya kailangan ...

Will Ventures Aims To Transcend Sports Tech Investing
Forbes - 2020-09-30
Over a decade apart in age, Will Ventures Founding Partners, Brian Reilly and Isaiah Kacyvenski, who spent the better part of seven seasons in the NFL before getting his MBA at (you guessed it) Harvard,

PHL down 2 rungs in world digital index
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-30
THE Philippines dropped two notches in the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, putting it at the bottom 10 of the list. In its 2020 report, IMD ranked the Philippines 57th out of 63 countries in terms of digital competitiveness in the world.

Kidnapped Filipino-American rescued in Zamboanga del Norte - 2020-09-30
A Filipino farmer of American descent who was kidnapped on Sept. 16 was rescued in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte yesterday.

Privatization of Pagcor, PCSO pushed - 2020-09-30
The Department of Finance (DOF) is once again eyeing the privatization of the gaming operations of the Philip­pine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

EDSA busway cuts trips to 2 hours - MMDA - 2020-09-30
The round trips of city buses have been reduced from seven to just around two hours because of the dedicated lane along EDSA, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said yesterday.

Monzo leads the UK neobank market in offering UK consumers' most valued mobile banking features
Business Insider - 2020-09-30
Insider Intelligence ranks neobanks according to the strength of mobile offerings and offers analysis on what neobanks need to do to retain customers.

Makati converts jeepneys into learning hubs - 2020-09-30
Several jeepneys in Makati have been converted into mobile learning hubs to help students who do not have internet access and cannot participate in the distance learning system.

DPWH opens biggest isolation facility - 2020-09-30
The Department of Public Works and Highways has opened the biggest quarantine facility in Metro Manila, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.

Quezon City to establish 1,000 WiFi access points - 2020-09-30
The Quezon City government has partnered with the innovative development arm of telecommunications company Globe to set up 1,000 WiFi access points in the city.

Fitch sees Philippines economy contracting by 8% - 2020-09-30
Fitch Ratings now expects a deeper economic contraction of eight percent for the Philippines amid the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic.c

MNL48 announces next chapter as temporary 36-member group - 2020-09-30
Hallohallo Entertainment President Paulo Kurosawa confirmed that MNL48 will "momentarily" become a 36-member girl group for the upcoming Third Generation.

BSP sees subdued inflation persisting in September - 2020-09-30
Consumer prices likely remain cool in September on the back of lower electricity costs and depressed oil and food prices, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Wednesday.

GCash delays implementation of bank transfer fees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-30
Mobile wallet application GCash has decided to delay the placement of fees for bank transfers, moving it to a month after the initial scheduled date of October 1. According

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