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Microsoft Edge to get a web screenshot utility
ZDNet - 2020-09-29
Microsoft Edge will soon get support for a web capture utility that will allow browser users to take screenshots of web pages. Called "Web capture," the new screenshotting tool is currently being tested in Edge Insider channels (Edge Dev and Edge Canary builds) before being added to the main Edge browser.

VMware to acquire automation software provider SaltStack
ZDNet - 2020-09-29
By acquiring SaltStack, VMware said it will extend its automation capabilities beyond infrastructure to the software and packages inside virtual machines and containers.

House defers NSC, NICA 2021 budget deliberations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-29
The House of Representatives on Tuesday evening deferred the plenary deliberations on the budget of the National Security Council (NSC) and the National Intelligence

Megawide to raise P8 billion from preferred share sale - 2020-09-29
Megawide Construction Corp. is raising up to up to P8 billion in fresh funds to fund its growth program which includes the redevelopment of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The 20 richest people in media, who have a collective net worth of more than $190 billion
Business Insider - 2020-09-29
Some of these moguls run notable news publications like Reuters. Others are on the entertainment side of media, like the man behind Marvel.

Insider Intelligence research director Dan Van Dyke discusses upcoming Financial Services launch
Business Insider - 2020-09-29
One of Insider Intelligence's top priorities has been launching a larger financial services offering, which will include eMarketer and BII research.

Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs Focus on the Bigger Picture
Entrepreneur - 2020-09-29
A new leading edge: those companies able to harness the power of purpose to drive performance and profitability enjoy a distinct competitive advantage." This is to say that forward-looking companies should embrace the challenge of building a purpose-driven environment that intersects with their business interests.

FAQ: What is an RFID and how does it work on tollways?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-29
With the impending shift of tollway systems from cash-based payments at toll plazas to an independent cashless system, many people are confused about how a radio frequency

The Current Tech Stock "Bubble" Reflects Pessimism, Not Optimism
Forbes - 2020-09-29
Many investors and pundits are concerned that tech stocks are experiencing a bubble, as in 1999-2000. However, instead of excessive optimism about the future, rising tech valuations may reflect pessimism about future economic growth and profit weakness in other sectors.

Local innovators, start-ups told: Join nation-building push amid pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
Meanwhile, Philippine Trade Training Center executive director Nelly Dillera suggested that local firms need business skills training if they intend to be at par in the global trade. She said ...

Bank official urges SMEs to automate operations
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
Technology leader IBM raised the bar in chemistry research when it recently introduced RoboRXN for Chemistry, a cloud-based artificial... Pandemic or no pandemic, small and medium enterprises ...

Philippines implements new scheme to facilitate trade with Asean nations
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
The Philippines, together with the other nine Asean  member-states, has begun to implement the Asean-Wide Self-Certification Scheme (AWSC) starting  September 20, 2020.   The AWSC simplifies and streamlines origin certification procedure to claim and be granted lower duties or,

Ayala Group revamps auto, motorcycle units - 2020-09-29
The Ayala Group has reorganized and announced key appointments in AC Motors, its vehicle distribution and retail dealerships division, to position itself for growth in the automotive and motorcycle sectors.

2 PDP-Laban allies in House jump over to Lakas-CMD
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-29
Laban in the House of Representatives has jumped over to the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats party. Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus

In pandemic, banks book higher deposits
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
THE coronavirus pandemic has prompted Filipinos to put more money in the banks, economists said. Amid a major slowdown in economic activities, analysts pointed out that capital expenditures were reduced,

Manila, Ayala Group open new molecular lab - 2020-09-29
The city government of Manila has partnered with the Ayala Group of Companies in the construction of a new molecular laboratory at the Sta. Ana Hospital.

Quezon City cancels city hall Christmas parties - 2020-09-29
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has ordered all offices and departments of the city government not to hold Christmas parties this year and instead donate the funds intended for the celebration to the underprivileged.

Senate ready for debates on SMC subsidiary franchise to build Bulacan airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-29
A bill seeking to grant a franchise to San Miguel Aerocity Inc. that will allow it to build and operate a domestic and international airport in Bulacan reached the Senate floor

World Bank sees worse turnout for Philippines - 2020-09-29
The World Bank expects a deeper economic contraction for the Philippines this year and a slower recovery by next year as the country fails to control the COVID contagion despite repeated lockdowns.

World Bank sees worse turnout for Philippines - 2020-09-29
The World Bank expects a deeper economic contraction for the Philippines this year and a slower recovery by next year as the country fails to control the COVID contagion despite repeated lockdowns.

PSEi ends lower as market waits for catalysts - 2020-09-29
The local stock market reverted back to negative territory yesterday due to the lack of catalysts for investors to return to the equities market.

BSP issues guidelines for 60-day debt reprieve - 2020-09-29
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved the guidelines of a new law extending a 60-day grace period for the repayment of all existing loans to ease the burden of consumers and companies severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food sector sales may drop 54% to $7 billion - 2020-09-29
The local food service sector is seen to post a 54 percent decline in sales to $6.9 billion this year due to the coronavirus disease pandemic, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Jeepney drivers seek Supreme Court help - 2020-09-29
A group of jeepney drivers filed a petition before the Supreme Court yesterday, claiming that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Department of Transportation have no police powers to suspend public transport and deprive them of livelihood for four months.

PLDT network expansion goes full throttle - 2020-09-29
PLDT Inc. has expanded the reach and capacity of its fixed and wireless networks across the country amid the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

3 kids drown in Maguindanao - 2020-09-29
The bodies of three children who reportedly drowned in a river in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on Sunday were recovered on Monday.

23 sailors test positive for coronavirus, show COVID-19 symptoms on PH Navy ship
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-29
At least 23 sailors aboard a Philippine Navy ship tested positive for coronavirus and showed COVID-19 symptoms after the vessel, which has not been identified, docked in La Union

7 convicted for Davao night market bombing - 2020-09-29
Seven persons have been sentenced to life imprisonment for multiple murder and multiple attempted murder in connection with the bombing at the Roxas night market in this city on Sept. 2, 2016.

Swimming with sharks
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
ALL three of my sisters went into selling rellenong bangus and embotido when the pandemic hit and the lockdown stretched on for weeks into months. My eldest sister stopped selling when they started going back to work.

Congress to probe Facebook 'censorship' as pro-government pages taken down
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-29
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano assures that Congress will look into possible violation of freedom of expression in Facebook's takedown of pro-government pages.

PCPPI new normal playbook promotes self-care
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought uncertainties and disruptions in the lives of most Filipinos, including businesses nationwide. When the national government mandated all business establishments to implement Covid-19 prevention and control Measures to mitigate the effects of the pandemic,

uSSSap Tayo, the SSS Customer Relationship Management System
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
Has anyone of you experienced the strain of following up on a particular concern with an organization or business establishment, say, the status of your telephone or Internet installation, requesting for a copy of your credit card monthly billing statement,

Ona: Take health care out of politicians' hands
Rappler - 2020-09-29
The Department of Health is preparing a bill that will tweak the devolution setup, reverting supervision of provincial and municipal health officers to DOH

Palace: Government not remiss in addressing hunger - 2020-09-29
The government has not been remiss in helping sectors affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Malacañang said yesterday following the release of a poll indicating that more Filipinos experienced involuntary hunger in the past three months.

Maternity deaths, unplanned pregnancies, domestic violence worsen amid pandemic in PH - groups
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-29
Several non-government organizations have asked legislators to look closely at the impact of the COVID-19 quarantine measures to women and children.

USAID partners with PHL govt, private sector to help Filipina entrepreneurs boost their businesses
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
The US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has forged a new partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Confederation of Cooperatives and the Philippine private sector to empower Filipina entrepreneurs.

Pioneering the premier living experience
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-29
IT has been over six months since the pandemic has shaken the global economy, affecting industry giants and entrepreneurs alike. While many organizations have chosen the path of caution, Ovialand Inc.

Weak habagat may still bring rains over Palawan, western part of Visayas, Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-29
The southwest monsoon may have grown weaker but it still affects the western portion of the country like Palawan, and western provinces of Visayas and Mindanao, state

New laws needed to abolish PhilHealth, sell off Japan assets to boost fund
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-29
President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to abolish PhilHealth requires a new law from Congress, which will also pave the way for corrupt officials within the agency to be removed from office, Malacañang says.

85% of Pinoys still worried about getting COVID-19 -- SWS - 2020-09-29
The latest SWS poll released Monday night found that 85% of the 1,249 adult Filipinos surveyed are worried that anyone in their immediate family might catch COVID-19.

Uncontrolled PH COVID-19 outbreak to cause deeper 6.9% economic slump, create 'new poor' - World Bank
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- The Philippine economy will see a deeper slump this year as the COVID-19 crisis remains uncontained in the country, pushing more people into poverty, the World Bank said. In its latest report, the World Bank ...

Jeepney drivers, operators seek SC relief vs. restricted operations
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-29
Drivers and operators of traditional jeepneys ran to the Supreme Court for relief against government orders that have hampered their livelihood amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roque defends prevailing restriction on movement of seniors amid pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- The Inter-Agency Task Force is standing by the current stay-at-home order for senior citizens amid the pandemic, its spokesperson Harry Roque said ...

Duterte to lose credibility if speakership term-sharing deal is snubbed - Atienza
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-29
President Rodrigo Duterte will lose "a lot of credibility" if the term-sharing deal on the speakership between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan

DOT issues guidelines for 'staycations' under GCQ areas
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-29
The Department of Tourism has released a set of a set of guidelines allowing "staycations" in areas under general community quarantine.

Belmonte orders QC hall offices: Cancel Christmas parties, give budget to indigents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-29
Expect no Christmas parties this year in Quezon City Hall offices and departments as Mayor Joy Belmonte has ordered them to cancel their celebrations and donate their party

Amazon wants you to pay with a wave of your hand
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-29
Amazon's latest effort to speed up shopping trips lets you pay with the palm of your hand at some of its stores.

Duterte Lashes Out at Facebook After It Takes Down Fake Accounts
New York Times - 2020-09-29
The Philippine leader, who harnessed the social network as he rose to power, is now making vague threats to shut it down. By Jason Gutierrez and Paul Mozur MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte of ...

Gov't to raise P140 billion from shorter Treasury papers next month - 2020-09-29
Government has set the same amount to borrow from Treasury auctions, but is resorting to debts with shorter payment terms to ensure investor appetite remains.

Warming oceans more 'stable' and that's bad, scientists warn - 2020-09-29
In the oceans, higher temperatures have a different effect, slowing the mixing between the warming surface and the cooler, oxygen-rich waters below, researchers said.

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