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SWS survey reveals new record-high number of Filipino families experiencing hunger
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27)-- Over 7 million families have experienced hunger at least once in the past three months, accounting for a new record-high 30.7 percent, according to ...

COVID-19 cases in PH soar to 304,226 with over 19,000 new recoveries
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines have reached over 304,000 after the Department of Health (DOH) logged 2,995 new cases. As of September 27, DOH

Nearly 20,000 new COVID-19 survivors bring PH recovery tally past 252,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27)-- The Department of Health recorded on Sunday 19,630 more patients who have gotten well from COVID-19, as the national recovery count surged to 252,510.

Drilon pushes for higher 2021 budgets for DOH, DSWD to bolster gov't response to COVID-19 crisis
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-27
An opposition lawmaker is proposing bigger budgets next year to the Departments of Health and Social Welfare and Development to strengthen the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

7.6 million families hungry in past 3 months, highest hunger rate since 2014 -- SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
Some 7.6 million Filipino households experienced involuntary hunger in the past three months, the highest hunger incidence since 2014, results of a Social Weather Stations

9 months and 1 million lives later, the world continues to battle COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
A million lives lost. A million stories of tragedy. Since December, when Covid-19 first surfaced in Wuhan, China, over 32 million people have been infected, and the coronavirus

Odds favor Cayetano in House leadership tussle -- Defensor
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- The House leadership tussle takes a new twist with the odds in favor of incumbent House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, a legislator said on Sunday.

No fare hike for provincial buses -- LTFRB
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- There will be no fare increases once provincial buses resume their operations on September 30, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory ...

No provincial bus fare hike upon resumption of operations on Sept. 30
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
There will be no fare increase for provincial buses that will resume operations on September 30, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

Robredo hits Ombudsman: Stop giving public officials license to hide their wealth
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-27
For Vice President Leni Robredo, the recent directive of Ombudsman Samuel Martires to restrict access to statements of assets, liabilities and net worth, or SALNs, of public officials would only send

Metro Manila should remain in GCQ until end-October -- Health expert
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-27
A public health expert on Sunday noted a downtrend in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country, but urged the government to keep epicenter Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ) until end of October.

Five flights diverted from Incheon due to drone
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
Five flights were diverted from Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, due to suspected drone activity on Saturday, the airport operator said. A passenger airplane of

Disinfect, sanitize to arrest COVID-19 spread, CDO folk urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-27
Local health authorities are underscoring the importance of disinfection before entering one's residence amid the lingering threat of the coronavirus disease

Annual John Lennon tribute goes online in 40th year
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-27
Like many other events, an annual John Lennon tribute concert that takes place in his adopted city of New York on his Oct. 9 birthday has been forced online because of the coronavirus pandemic. There was no way it was being canceled,

Health partners lauds PRC for augmenting public hospital capability
Gov - 2020-09-26
MANILA, September 27 -- Health partners, which are medical organizations, specialty organizations and partner hospitals,met with and lauded Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for the steps taken in the fight against the pandemic. The PRC under the leadership of ...

30,000 to benefit from DOLE scholarships
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
More than 30,000 students are expected to benefit from the P1-billion scholarship fund set up by the government for the dependents of displaced and deceased overseas Filipino

Get the pioneering CCA Manila education online
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Aside from restaurants that were forced to close down, culinary schools--like all other educational institutions--have also been greatly affected by the pandemic. One of those who have adjusted

Selling beauty in times of COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
The world has greatly changed in the last 135 years since Avon founder David McConnell, a traveling salesman, turned from selling books to selling personal grooming products in New York, creating what

Larger tablets revive tablet PC market during pandemic
ZDNet - 2020-09-26
Tablets with screen size 10 inches and above has become top-selling segment for first time, as market sees sales increasing at the fastest rate since 2014, according to a new research report.

Florida Governor Lifts State's Coronavirus Restrictions on Businesses, Mask Fines Suspended
YAHOO! - 2020-09-26
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order allowing all businesses -- including restaurants and bars -- to operate at 100 percent capacity

Complaints involving online transactions reach nearly 14,000 - DTI
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-26
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Friday that it has received nearly 14,000 complaints involving online transactions as of Sept. 15.

Channel Arbitrage And Other Ways Fintech Is Disrupting Financial Services
Forbes - 2020-09-26
Technology is shifting the way industries market to, acquire, and serve consumers. To understand how technology will impact the financial services industry, I turned to Jonathan Metrick, the Chief Growth Officer for Portage Ventures,

Mortgage Refinancing Boom Is Too Automated
YAHOO! - 2020-09-26
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed numerous unexpected economic consequences. One that has turned out to be good for the economy but could end up being disastrous is the boom in mortgage refinancings.

Brain Eating Amoeba Sparks "Do Not Use Water" Advisory In Part Of Texas
Forbes - 2020-09-26
For some residents of Texas, 2020 is the gift that will not stop giving, as authorities warn that brain-eating amoeba may be in their tap water.

DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being 'mouthpiece' of Chinese Communist Party
Business Insider - 2020-09-26
The Justice Department claimed that the CEO of TikTok's parent company is "committed to promoting" the "agenda" of the Chinese Communist Party.

Franciscans to Bataan coal plants: Don't get rich at expense of public health
Rappler - 2020-09-26
On Monday, February 27, affected residents will march to Limay municipal hall to call on the local government to shut down the coal-fired power plants

Fire hits JG Summit petrochemical plant in Batangas City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
A fire struck the plant of the JG Summit Petrochemicals Group, a Gokongwei company, in Barangay Simlong in Batangas City on Saturday night, according to the Batangas City Fire Station. It was

UK to host 'human challenge' trials for COVID-19 vaccines - FT
YAHOO! - 2020-09-26
Imperial College London, reportedly the academic lead on the trials, did not confirm the studies. Any trials conducted in the United Kingdom have to be approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA),

Go backs proposed 2021 DepEd budget, calls for better internet connectivity
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go expressed his support for the 2021 budget proposal of the Department of Education during the hearing conducted on Friday by the Senate

PSA: Google Meet to limit meetings to 60 minutes on free plans September 30th
The Verge - 2020-09-26
Google said in April it would allow unlimited-length meetings in its Google Meet video chat platform for all users until September 30th, and it looks like the company is sticking with that timeline. After September 30th,

Instant noodles carry health risks for women
Rappler - 2020-09-26
Researchers at Harvard University found that there was a 68% higher risk of metabolic syndrome among women, but not men, who ate instant noodles more than twice per week

Alps surprised by early snowfall, Swiss town sees new record
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Parts of Austria and Switzerland were surprised by unseasonably early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy precipitation. The Swiss

GCash adds biometrics for security
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Mobile wallet GCash is strengthening its security measures with the introduction of a new biometrics feature in the mobile app.

Bomb materials seized in Maguindanao
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Around 50 kilos of chemicals and other materials used to make bombs were recovered in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Friday.

125 held for partying in bars
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
At least 125 persons, including more than 30 foreigners, were arrested for partying in bars in Quezon City and Makati since Friday night.

Does having churches as polling stations sway the ballot?
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-26
Houses of worship may be busier than usual come Election Day as Americans head to the polls rather than the pews. A 2010 census of religious congregations identified nearly 350,000 churches, mosques,

BSP backs integrated bills payment facility
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is pushing for the creation of an integrated bills payment facility as it continues to ramp up efforts to transform the Philippines from a cash-heavy to a cash-lite economy.

Kia to open more dealerships this year
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Kia Philippines is ramping up its expansion with the opening of new dealerships to bring the total to 38 by year-end and 50 by next year.

Property developers less optimistic of short-term recovery, survey shows
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Most property developers remain less optimistic of the real estate market as they expect capital values and rental rates to soften in the short term, a survey by a leading property consultancy firm showed.

Winford on Wheels: Pinoy comfort food goes luxe
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-26
Winford Manila Resort & Casino (Winford) launched an exciting new dining concept which was dubbed Winford on Wheels. Essentially a food delivery-cum-catering service that serves up home-cooked-style rice toppings,

Siele 66th Kenyan banned for doping, joins list of shame
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-26
THE Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) banned a Kenyan athlete who ran from drug testers and then jumped over a fence to get away--taking the number of athletes from the East African country currently serving suspensions to 66.

Villar: Parañaque reclamation project to worsen floods
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
A reclamation project being pushed by the Parañaque City government will worsen flooding in the city as well as in Cavite and Las Piñas and be detrimental to the viability of the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park,

ePLDT joins Google Cloud
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
The ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise strengthens its portfolio of digital offerings for businesses as it joins the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program.

2 more Pasig River ferry stations open
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) willl open two more Pasig River ferry stations tomorrow. The stations in Hulo, Mandaluyong and Sta. Ana, Manila will be open to authorized persons outside residence (APOR) starting tomorrow,

Quezon City monitoring markets amid surge in pork prices
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Saturday said the city government is closely monitoring local markets amid a reported surge in pork prices due to a supposed shortage caused by African swine fever.

No interest rate adjustments seen
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is seen to keep policy rates unchanged in its meeting on Oct. 1 in the absence of meaningful changes to outlook, according to IHS Markit.

Banks vow compliance to cap on credit card charges
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Banks have vowed to comply with the 24 percent cap on credit card charges to be imposed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas starting Nov. 3 to help consumers and small enterprises amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 Abu Sayyaf bandits surrender
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Two Abu Sayyaf bandits have surrendered in Patikul, Sulu. The bandits, whose identities were withheld for their security, also turned over an M16 rifle and an M79 grenade launcher to Lt. Col. Rafael Caido,

Phoenix wins at International Business Awards
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Independent oil firm Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. has bagged three awards at the recent International Business Awards for its campaigns and corporate social responsibility efforts.

More COVID-19 cases traced to drinking spree
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Ten more people who have been exposed to those who attended a drinking binge in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan two weeks ago tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, the city health office reported yesterday.

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