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US In-Stent Restenosis Rates Show No Signs of Budging
Medscape - 2020-09-22
Contrary to belief, the national study also found that the consequences of restenosis are not benign, prompting some observers to say it's time the US expands its treatment armamentarium.

DOJ to reopen BI corruption probe as NBI lawyer stumbles
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
BUREAU of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag confirmed on Monday that he tested positive for Covid-19. THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday expressed its readiness to comply with the ...

Most N95 Masks Imported From China Fail to Meet US Standards
Medscape - 2020-09-22
Imported N95-style masks may not provide the same level of protection as certified models, raising the risk of contracting COVID-19 for healthcare providers and patients.

As the rest of the economy sinks under Covid-19, most startups are doing just fine
Quartz - 2020-09-22
While the rest of the economy sinks under Covid-19, many startups backed by venture capital are doing better than before the pandemic.

217 new emoji have been approved and will be coming to your phone in 2021 -- see them all
Business Insider - 2020-09-22
These emoji are part of the 13.1 release as the Emoji 14 release has been pushed back because due to the pandemic.

DSWD still has P 10-B cash after release of aid to poor withheld
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) withheld the release of P10 billion worth of cash assistance to poor households affected by COVID-19 after an order from Malacañang reduced ...

Lawmakers push additional P1-billion budget for national mental health program
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
With the increase in suicide-related calls amid the Covid-19 pandemic, lawmakers are pushing for a resolution calling for an additional P1-billion budget for the National Mental Health Program.

DepEd asked to issue guidelines, ease workload to prevent burnout among teachers
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- A teachers' group urged the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday to issue work schedule guidelines and lessen responsibilities as teachers ...

Aboitiz Equity seeks to raise P5 billion to pay old debts
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) announced Tuesday a plan to raise P5 billion through a new round of retail bonds sale to repay company debts falling due soon. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, the holding firm of the Aboitiz ...

Over 100 fake accounts traced to PH police, military shut down by Facebook
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Facebook has shut down over 100 fake accounts traced to police and military units in the Philippines for engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" (CIB), according ...

The Top 40 Brands People Want To Work For In The Tech Industry
Forbes - 2020-09-22
And here are the top 20 private companies in the tech industry that people want to work for: SpaceX: 75; Gitlab: 72; Airbnb: 69; Stripe: 66; Hulu: 64; Reddit: 62; Kickstarter: 57;

Google is shutting down paid Chrome extensions
The Verge - 2020-09-22
Chrome Web Store, the company announced today. That means that developers who are trying to monetize their extensions will have to do so with other payment-handling systems. As of Monday, developers can no longer make new paid extensions,

PSALM to raise P803 million from Pampanga property
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has set the minimum bid price for a prime land property in Mexico, Pampanga at P803 million. In a statement, PSALM said it is selling its 50,447-square meter (5 ...

Job diary: I'm a 'white hat' hacker. Here's what my job is like, and 5 things I think everyone should do to protect their personal information.
Business Insider - 2020-09-22
There's a major difference between black hat hackers, who most people recognize from TV, and white hat hackers, who work against the bad guys.

Duterte defends anti-terrorism law in debut speech before UN General Assembly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte defended the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in his first-ever speech, through a pre-recorded video, before the United Nations General ...

Newly released documents show Amazon is a $3.9 billion-per-year customer the Post Office can't afford to lose
Business Insider - 2020-09-22
Documents obtained by American Oversight show Amazon accounted for $3.9 billion in revenue and $1.6 billion in profit for the Post Office in 2019.

Duterte to ask United Nations to self-reflect in General Assembly debut
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will call on the United Nations to do some "solemn reflection" about criticisms hurled against it, as he appears ...

Stocks end lower on concerns over rising COVID-19 cases
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
The stock market remained in negative territory yesterday as investors stayed on the sidelines following a spike in COVID-19 cases abroad.

Amazon Prime Day will begin October 13th, multiple sources say
The Verge - 2020-09-22
An internal Amazon email seen by The Verge confirms that its Prime Day shopping event will take place October 13th and 14th, and that the company will make an official announcement September 27th. In a separate internal email,

70 more cops catch COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Seventy more Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, according to results released on Monday night. PNP spokesman Col. Ysmael Yu said 25 of the new patients are ...

Quezon City maintains drop in new COVID-19 cases
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of new COVID-19 cases in Quezon City has dropped for the fourth consecutive week. In a span of one month, the daily average of new cases in the city dropped from 438 to 196,

Experts offer webinar on impact of growing US-China rivalry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
Are the United States and China heading for a new Cold War? Recent events have pushed US-China relations to their lowest point in so many years. What would be its impact on the

Pork, chicken production to drop this year
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
The Philippines is expected to see a huge drop in local pork and chicken production this year as the African swine fever remains a concern and demand is still weak.

We need you: Duterte urges health workers to stay in Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
Despite relaxing the deployment ban on healthcare professionals, President Duterte is hopeful that Filipino health workers will stay and help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippine logs 72 new ASF outbreaks
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- African swine fever (ASF) has continued to spread in the country, with 72 new outbreaks recorded in the past two months. In its 11th report to the World Organization for Animal Health, a copy of which was released yesterday, the ...

Woman, 2 kids hurt as cement mixer crushes car
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A businesswoman and her two children were injured when a cement mixer truck overturned and crushed their car in Caloocan City at past midnight yesterday. Sharon Sy was driving her Hyundai Veloster with her children Danica, 20, and ...

BOC conducts post audit on rice imports
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is conducting post-modification and post-audit measures to ensure that rice shipments that entered the country are properly assessed and levied with the correct taxes and duties. In a report to Finance ...

Go private for BBB
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The economic managers are once again saying Build Build Build will power the economy. They are banking on BBB to "fuel our bounce back" because it has the "best multiplier effects in terms of employment and shared prosperity."

Road to domestic recovery and growth
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
The decisions of major actors (leaders, government, institutions, businesses and households) are essential in mapping the road to domestic recovery and then, the resumption of growth. Bayanihan 2. An important recent government act is the passage of ...

P75.2 million shabu seized in Negros
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- At least P75.2 million worth of shabu has been recovered in anti-narcotics operations on Negros island. Police said "high-value" target Emmanuel Siaboc yielded 2.05 kilos of shabu worth P13.9 million in Barangay 1 Poblacion, San ...

Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the entire Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

Perception issue of new telco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
After a six-month delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dito Telecommunity, the company tapped by the government to compete with PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, announced recently it would be ...

SSS enforces its mandatory online transaction and checkless disbursements
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-22
"Aside from our full compliance with the requirements of Ease in Doing Business and Efficient Government Services Delivery Act of 2018 or Republic Act No. 11032, SSS continues its digitalization ...

Philippines reports 1,635 coronavirus cases, 50 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-09-22
The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday reported 1,635 novel coronavirus cases, the lowest daily increase in infections in two weeks, and 50 new deaths.

Why Tesla's Battery Day is a big event for investors
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
(CNN) -- The meteoric rise of Tesla's stock has been one of the market's top stories of 2020, highlighting a voracious appetite for high-growth companies that could benefit from a shift away from ...

More lawmakers say restoring 2020 DPWH projects under the 2021 budget violates the law
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Several lawmakers said that realigning unfunded 2020 projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) under its 2021 proposed budget ...

BuCor chief positive for COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag has been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 along with his driver and close-in security from the police Special Action Force. In a phone interview with ...

P152 billion sought for climate change adaptation
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is seeking a higher budget of P152 billion next year to roll out convergence programs on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster ...

Government wants manufacturers to raise tobacco purchases
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is urging cigarette manufacturers to nearly double their procurement of local tobacco as the industry gears up for the new season. The National Tobacco Administration recently had a consultative meeting with cigarette ...

Video games As a tool to prevent COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
At N3TWORK we are proud to support #PlayApartTogether as we all weather the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic." PlayMob CEO Jude Ower said "Reaching people via mobile gaming will be a ...

Deadline for application of contact tracers until Sept. 23 -- DILG
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Applicants for additional contact tracers have only until Sept. 23, Wednesday to submit their requirements to the provincial and city offices of the Department of the ...

Roque confirms LTO Central Visayas director Victor Caindec probed for corruption
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday that Victor Caindec, regional director of Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Central Visayas ...

Lawmakers seek higher budget for the national mental health program under the DOH budget for 2021
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Two members of the House of Representatives are asking for an additional P1 billion be added to fund the national mental health program under the ...

QC maintains drop in daily COVID-19 cases for 4th straight week -- research group
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
"Latest report from OCTA Research indicated that the number of daily new cases based on onset, per data from the Department of Health (DOH), dropped from 438 on Aug. 8-14 to 334 on Aug. 15 to 21."

Banking shares plummet on laundering allegations
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
NEW YORK, United States -- Shares in major banks including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase were hammered Monday following allegations they had handled huge sums of dirty money for almost 20 years. An investigation by Buzzfeed News and the ...

Outgoing US envoy Kim bids farewell to Locsin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-22
Outgoing US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim paid a farewell call on Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said

Trump vows to block any TikTok deal that allows Chinese control
philstar.com - 2020-09-22
WASHINGTON, United States -- A deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok was thrown into doubt Monday when President Donald Trump vowed to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control. The comments raised ...

Aguirre denies being mastermind of 'pastillas' scheme
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Tuesday insisted on his innocence amidst allegations that he received in the past bribes known as ...

Groups call for safe, interconnected roads for bikers, pedestrians
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- Several groups are encouraging the local governments, commercial establishments and workplaces to have safe and interconnected roads for cyclists ...

Lacson: Bangsamoro 'normalization' projects must be funded regularly
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) -- The normalization program of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process must be funded regularly, Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson ...

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