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Magic Leap salaries revealed: From $80,000 to $220,000, this is what the famously hyped and troubled AR startup pays its workers
Business Insider - 2020-09-23
Magic Leap has had a heck of a 2020. Throughout it all, the company has been hiring -- and here's how much they're paying.

F.D.A. Requires Stronger Warning Label for Xanax and Similar Drugs
New York Times - 2020-09-23
Benzodiazepines -- commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures and panic disorders -- are highly addictive and come with health risks, especially when combined with other drugs.

Building successful businesses at the edge
ZDNet - 2020-09-23
Working with a proven expert in edge resiliency, such as APC by Schneider Electric, is key for delivering the kind of outcomes that will drive such great interest and investment into edge computing over the next decade.

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two ...

With Alert Level 2 raised, Filipinos in Mali told to prepare for evacuation amid tension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has instructed Filipinos in Mali to restrict non-essential movements and prepare for evacuation in light of the current political ...

PH to have Reproductive Health law by end of year
Rappler - 2020-09-23
The Reproductive Health Bill, which languished for more than a decade in Congress, offers women the choice. Last week, a breakthrough as President Benigno Aquino certifies the bill urgent ...

Dow Falls Over 500 Points As Tech Stocks Drag Market Lower
Forbes - 2020-09-23
The market fell sharply on Wednesday, adding to its sell-off so far in September as tech stocks again came under pressure and investors remained wary about a resurgence in coronavirus cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1.

AFP, PNP disown pro-Duterte accounts shut down by Facebook
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Facebook has taken down more than 100 fake domestic accounts and pages linked to the Philippine military and police that target activists and dissidents, and over 150 ...

Boracay ready for more tourists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
Hotels and resorts in Boracay have offered discounts in room rates of up to 75 percent as the island in Malay, Aklan, prepares to welcome more tourists outside of Western Visayas next month.

Heat and Drought Team Up More Frequently, With Disastrous Results
New York Times - 2020-09-23
A new study finds that what used to be a rare weather double whammy has been occurring more frequently in recent decades because of climate change.

DOH: PH has not yet flattened the curve, but healthcare capacity improving
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 23) -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said the Philippines has yet to flatten the COVID-19 curve despite the lower transmission rate, but ...

Discount prescription drug startup GoodRx surged 53% in its first day of trading. Here's what you need to know.
Business Insider - 2020-09-23
The company publicly debuted on the Nasdaq under the ticker GDRX with a market cap of $19.4 billion.

Update on Americans' Mental Health Status
Medscape - 2020-09-23
In 2019, before the pandemic hit, nearly 1 in 5 adults had depression and nearly 1 in 6 had anxiety, with dramatic increases seen in 2020.

Twitter to start testing voice DMs
The Verge - 2020-09-23
After rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June, Twitter is now experimenting with the idea of letting people record and send voice messages through direct messages. Alex Ackerman-Greenberg, product manager for direct messages at Twitter,

LOOK: New graphic health warnings on tobacco products starting 2018
Rappler - 2020-09-23
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the law mandates changing the templates every two years because smokers eventually become 'immune' to the graphic health warnings

Sheryl Sandberg reportedly said that Facebook doesn't get any credit for its role in movements like Black Lives Matter and Me Too
Business Insider - 2020-09-23
"There's a reason this is happening now and it didn't happen before," Sandberg reportedly told Facebook interns in July.

LDCs Adopting High-Tech Solutions To Get Methane Emissions Under Control
Forbes - 2020-09-23
In the US, there are 630,000 leaks in the distribution systems and the total volume of gas leaked is on the order of five times greater than current EPA estimates,' Joe von Fischer, an associate biology professor at Colorado State University,

After UN meet, Palace says Philippines' ties with China to move forward - 2020-09-23
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that the Philippines' policy on China has not changed. He said the Philippines "would probably accept the fact that there will be no resolution in the near future as far as the territorial dispute is concerned.

Boracay to accept tourists from GCQ areas - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Boracay will accept tourists from areas under general community quarantine or GCQ starting Oct. 1. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat said the Boracay inter-agency task force approved the reopening of the island to more tourists ...

Despite COVID-19 impact, NGCP ramps up transmission works - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said it is ramping up the construction of vital transmission projects, but emphasized that it continues to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the timelines of these projects.

Manila will help businesses survive impact of COVID-19 - Moreno
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
Manila City Hall will protect economic activity in the national capital from the effects of the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to a

P13.6 million worth of crystal meth seized in Quezon City buy-bust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Around P13.6 million worth of suspected crystal meth, popularly known as shabu, were seized from two suspects who were arrested Tuesday night in a buy-bust operation in ...

Google Maps adds an overlay of COVID-19 case trends
The Verge - 2020-09-23
The layer is designed to help people "make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do," wrote Sujoy Banerjee, a Google Maps project manager, in a blog post. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people keep track of the amount of COVID-19 spread in their area to figure out the risk of certain activities.

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push
Rappler - 2020-09-23
After an embarrassing health care defeat last month, Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill "next ...

BSP tightens buy-in limit on financial institutions - 2020-09-23
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has tightened transactions involving the acquisition of shares in Philippine banks, pawnshops, money service businesses including remittance and transfer companies, money changers,

New revenue sources mulled amid CREATE losses - 2020-09-23
The government may look into new sources of revenues before the end of the Duterte administration to help pay for the debt it incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Finance said.

Ex-US Navy official arrested in Pampanga - 2020-09-23
PAMPANGA, Philippines -- A former US Navy official wanted for various crimes was arrested in Angeles City, Pampanga on Tuesday. Xavier Fernando Monroy was apprehended by personnel of the US Diplomatic Security Service, Presidential Anti-Corruption ...

Israel technology brings saliva, breath test trials - 2020-09-23
Since day one, I have advocated for mass, targeted testing as a way to guide our containment efforts and quarantine strategies. What we know about the virus is changing every day. Thus, it is imperative that we continue to explore new ways to detect the ...

Recto questions DSWD for downsizing SAP beneficiaries from 18M to 14M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday questioned the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) over the trimmed number of low-income families

Stocks end flat on lack of fresh catalysts - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices ended flat yesterday as investors stayed on the sidelines, still keeping a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook both locally and on a global scale. The benchmark Philippine Stock ...

9 family members catch COVID-19 from partygoers - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Nine members of a family are the latest coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan, the infection of which was traced to a party hosted by a village official two weeks ago. The city health office said ...

More aftershocks jolt Masbate - 2020-09-23
LEGAZPI CITY , Philippines -- Six more aftershocks of the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that hit Masbate on Aug. 18 hit the province since midnight yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the strongest was a magnitude ...

Quakes jolt Masbate, Davao Sur - 2020-09-23
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- More aftershocks of the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that hit Masbate on Aug. 18 struck the province since midnight yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the strongest was a magnitude 4 ...

Cavite gov orders closure of golf course over alleged quarantine violations
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 23) - Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla has ordered the indefinite closure of a golf course in Trece Martires after it allegedly conducted a tournament, which ...

Dito stresses China connection doesn't make it a Chinese firm - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The China firm-backed third telco player stressed on Tuesday its Filipino affiliation, downplaying privacy concerns anew after the Communist party moved to tighten grip on Chinese private enterprises. "Dito is a Filipino company.

TESDA-S. Leyte cooks up barangay health service, contact tracing trainings
Gov - 2020-09-23
Added to its list of short-time training courses is the Barangay Health Services NC II, where the subject on contact tracing is incorporated, said Elizabeth Garcia, TESDA Southern Leyte provincial director. But a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between TESDA ...

Testing czar confident that PhilHealth-Red Cross contract on COVID-19 response is 'legal, aboveboard'
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 23) -- Testing czar Vince Dizon on Wednesday said he believes that the contract on COVID-19 efforts between the Philippine Red Cross and the Philippine ...

Public warned of possibly slower internet connection as PLDT sets 5-day 'emergency' maintenance activities
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-23
Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will conduct emergency maintenance activities on one of its international cable systems from 8 a.m. of Sept. 20 to 5 a.m. of Sept. 25.

Elon Musk promises $25,000 Tesla and says Model S 'Plaid' is coming soon
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-23
(CNN) -- Elon Musk ended Tesla's big battery event Tuesday evening with some big promises about the pricing of Tesla's future cars and the announcement of a new ultra-fast version of today's Model S.

OSHC to conduct Online Construction Safety and Health (COSH) training
Gov - 2020-09-23
QUEZON CITY, Sept 23 (PIA)--The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) will conduct an Online Construction Safety and Health (COSH) training on September 28-October 2, 2020 (Monday - Friday). The COSH training is the mandatory 40-hour training ...

Chinese state media slams TikTok deal as 'dirty' and 'unpalatable'
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-23
"What the United States has done to TikTok is almost the same as a gangster forcing an unreasonable and unfair business deal on a legitimate company," China Daily wrote in an editorial published Wednesday,

CA confirms ad interim appointment of retired judge Toribio Ilao to 2nd JBC term
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday confirmed the ad interim appointment of retired judge Toribio Ilao Jr., a law classmate of President Rodrigo Duterte, to his ...

Pogo exodus seen to empty more than a tenth of Metro Manila offices, condo units
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
The exodus of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) will not only shed tax revenues but also leave behind sizable office and condominium spaces empty, which was last seen

Bello calls EU resolution 'baseless', downplays report 200K Pinoys may lose jobs
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-23
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is confident that the European Union resolution calling for the withdrawal of the country's trade privileges under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) will be found baseless.

MerryMart launches online grocery service with foodpanda - 2020-09-23
Grocery operator MerryMart Consumer Corp. signed on Wednesday a deal with online take-away food delivery company FoodPanda to introduce "dark grocery" concept in the Philippines.

Pandemic fortifies Filipinos' splurge on multivitamins - 2020-09-23
The pandemic has only strengthened the growing industry capitalizing on Filipinos' desire to have better health.

Philippine police, military disown fake Facebook accounts
Business Insider - 2020-09-23
It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine police and military on Wednesday denied any links to Facebook accounts that were taken down ...

Globe Telecom reigns as multiple awardee of Frost & Sullivan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-23
Globe Telecom--through its enterprise arm, Globe Business--achieved yet again another set of outstanding awards from global business and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan. Adding to its

Philippines logs 2,833 new COVID-19 cases as total nears 295,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-23
Coronavirus cases in the Philippines rise to 294,591, with another 2,833 patients confirmed by the Department of Health.

Regis Partners seals deal to broker for US investment bank - 2020-09-23
Stock brokerage house Regis Partners Inc. announced a "co-brand agreeement" with Jefferies Hong Kong Ltd., a unit of global investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, in a bid to boost  its broking services.

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