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Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman - and soon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-20
President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,

Sandiganbayan overturns graft conviction vs. ex-Isabela governor Padaca
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-20
The Sandiganbayan has reversed the graft conviction against former Isabela governor Grace Padaca over the granting of a P25 million fund to a foundation for the province's rice program.

PhilHealth chief says abolition not a good idea, eyes nationwide agency reshuffle
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-20
The new chief of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation believes the possible abolition of the embattled agency will not be a good idea as such move will prove to be 'counterproductive' for the Filipino people.

Tropical Storm Beta spurs hurricane worries for Texas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-20
An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that could strengthen into a hurricane

After Beirut blast, a young surgeon finds new sense of duty
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-20
It was a night Dr. Bassam Osman says changed his life. At around 6 p.m. on August 4, the 27-year-old surgical resident was about to leave his daily hospital shift. Then a massive explosion shook Beirut.

SWS: 57% of Filipinos believe worst of COVID-19 pandemic yet to come
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Fifty-seven percent of Filipinos believe that the worst-case scenario of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is yet to come, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey ...

Helping children hope
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-20
With classes now being conducted mostly online, exacerbated inequity in education has emerged as a major setback for disadvantaged children who lose out on the opportunity to keep learning. Humanitarian organization Save the Children Philippines (SCP) aims to reverse these issues by raising funds for students from marginalized families

Health professionals welcome retention of 1-meter distancing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-20
President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to retain the 1-meter physical distancing requirement for passengers on public utility vehicles (PUVs), drawing praise from health

Saso 3 shots behind with 1st round 68
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-19
TITLED Ai Suzuki is back with a bang, so did Player of the Year frontrunner Yuka Saso. But Taiwanese Pei-Ying Tsai quietly worked her way past two of the fancied names in the Descente Ladies Tokai Classic with a blistering bogey-free seven-under 65 to wrest a one-stroke lead in Aichi,

Teen admits to pushing log off cliff that killed woman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-19
A teenager has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, admitting that he was responsible for pushing a log off a cliff that struck and killed a photographer in Ohio in the United

TikTok files last-minute lawsuit against Trump administration to stave off looming ban
The Verge - 2020-09-19
TikTok and parent company ByteDance filed a lawsuit late Friday against the Trump administration to try to fend off a ban on new downloads of the app set to take effect Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Ransomware may have led to the death of a German hospital patient
YAHOO! - 2020-09-19
Ransomware is known to have serious consequences, but one of the latest attacks might have been fatal. BBC News reports (via MIT Technology Review) that prosecutors in Cologne, Germany have launched a negligent homicide investigation after a Düsseldorf University Hospital patient died following a ransomware incident.

Finance, health officials support UHC
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-19
Finance and health officials from across Asia and the Pacific stressed the importance of universal health coverage (UHC) and the need for stronger collaboration to mobilize healthcare financing, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

Tech Stocks This Week: Snowflake Goes Public, Apple Falls, and More
The Motley Fool - 2020-09-19
Here are this week's top stories, from Apple stock's 23% decline this month to Snowflake's high-flying initial public offering.

Sony says more PS5 consoles are on the way for preorder
CNET - 2020-09-19
The company apologizes after PlayStation 5 consoles sell out for preorder and says it'll release more "over the next few days."

Amid TikTok ban China announces new regulations targeting foreign companies
YAHOO! - 2020-09-19
On Saturday, in response to a looming ban on U.S. downloads of the Chinese owned apps, TikTok and WeChat, China issued new regulations for its "unreliable entity" list, targeting foreign companies that endanger their national security.

This adorable toy is made out of recycled ocean plastic -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-09-19
Greta the Great is made from recycled materials like netting found in ocean waste and raise awareness for animals affected by pollution.

Epic refutes Apple's claim 'Fortnite' lawsuit was marketing exercise
AppleInsider - 2020-09-19
Epic Games has responded to Apple's latest filing in the ongoing "Fortnite" lawsuit, denying a claim that the lawsuit was instigated as a marketing campaign for the iOS version of the game.

Guidelines for loans to MSMES in tourism out soon - 2020-09-19
The Department of Tourism continues to work with the Small Business Corp. to finalize the guidelines for the loan program to be offered to tourism enterprises.

Millions of US users to be hit by WeChat block
YAHOO! - 2020-09-19
Washington's crackdown on WeChat will disrupt communications between millions of people in the United States and their friends, families and business partners in China.

ADB vows support to vaccine efforts - 2020-09-19
The Asian Development Bank has committed to support efforts of its developing member countries to gain access to vaccines against COVID-19.

This New AI Technology Could Prevent Ships From Colliding With Whales
Forbes - 2020-09-19
This has led the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish speed reduction programs along both coasts to protect endangered right whales in the Atlantic Ocean (via " Right Whale Slow Zones ") and humpback,

AstraZeneca says Tagrisso shown to slow lung cancer spreading to brain
Reuters - 2020-09-19
AstraZeneca's top-selling drug Tagrisso has been shown to slow the spread of a certain type of lung cancer to the brain when diagnosed at an early stage, the British drugmaker said on Saturday.

Bayad Center e-payments skyrocket amid pandemic - 2020-09-19
Leading multi-channel payment platform provider CIS Bayad Center Inc. booked a 130 percent jump in online payments as of end-August amid the shift in consumer behavior due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Manhunt on for 4 jewel thieves - 2020-09-19
Police are looking for four persons who stole millions of pesos worth of jewelry from a store at the Shangri-La Plaza mall in Mandaluyong City, police said yesterday.

PNP to help enforce quarantine rules in Tagaytay - 2020-09-19
The Philippine National Police and the local government of Tagaytay yesterday vowed to work together to ensure the strict implementation of quarantine protocols in the city, which has reopened to tourists.

2 held over online bingo games - 2020-09-19
Two persons who allegedly organized illegal online bingo games, where players could win as high as P100,000, were arrested by Anti-Cybercrime Group personnel in Quezon City on Friday.

ePLDT ties up with Salesforce - 2020-09-19
The ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise has entered into a strategic partnership with US-based cloud computing giant Salesforce.

MPIF launches Bayan Tanim - 2020-09-19
Metro Pacific Investments Foundation officially launched Bayan Tanim, a program aimed to help disadvantaged communities recover from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by growing household crops from their backyard.

German envoy, 33 others held for drinking in bar - 2020-09-19
A German diplomat was among 34 people arrested in Makati on Friday night for violating quarantine protocols on curfew and social distancing.

Philippines temporarily bans Malaysia horse imports - 2020-09-19
The Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic wild horses and its products from Malaysia following an outbreak of disease in the neighboring country.

Medical suppliers deny overpricing charges - 2020-09-19
Four leading manufacturers and distributors of medical supplies denied they sold inferior and overpriced products to the Department of Budget and Management's Procurement Service, and maintained that their transactions with the government were above-board.

Nursing Homes Oust Unwanted Patients With Claims of Psychosis
New York Times - 2020-09-19
They are finding what families say are pretexts to send patients to hospitals for psychiatric care -- and then refusing to let them return.

Motorbike photos not proof of health - 2020-09-19
Those night shots of President Duterte trying to balance himself on a motorbike parked in the Malacañang grounds across the Pasig River with four security men assisting him speak volumes about various concerns.

Marine killed, 4 hurt in Maguindanao blast - 2020-09-19
The military has tagged a terrorist group in a roadside bombing in Maguindanao on Fridaynight that killed a Marine and wounded four other soldiers.

Ex-Cavite mayor cleared of malversation, ordered to pay P2 million - 2020-09-19
Former mayor Albert Ambagan Jr. of Amadeo, Cavite and two other municipal government officials have been acquitted of malversation in connection with missing public funds.

How the James Webb Space Telescope will look for life around dead stars
Digital Trends - 2020-09-19
When the James Webb telescope launches, it may be able to find indications of life beyond our planet -- even on planets orbiting dead stars called white dwarfs.

Immunomedics drug Trodelvy extends survival in breast cancer patients
Reuters - 2020-09-19
Immunomedics Inc's cancer drug Trodelvy, which received accelerated U.S. regulatory approval in April, extended survival time in previously treated patients with an advanced form of breast cancer in a clinical trial,

Gravity Sketch Raises $3.7 Million For Changing How Product Design is Done
Cheddar - 2020-09-19
Gravity Sketch, the product design and collaboration platform utilizing virtual reality, announcing today it has raised $3.7 million. The startup is on a mission to revolutionize the way we bring ideas to life and fundamentally change the way product design is done platform,

LOOK: Crowd gathers at Manila Bay's new 'white beach'
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-19
Pictures of the throng caught the attention and ire of netizens after noticing that most of the visitors were not practicing physical distancing.

2 rescued Filipino crewmen arrive in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-19
Two Filipino survivors of the Gulf Livestock 1 vessel, which sank off Japan, were received by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday. In a tweet, the

Sotto backs raising statutory rape age to 16
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-19
Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday expressed support for the proposal to increase the age of statutory rape to 16 years old. Under the current Philippine law, the

BuCor spokesman contracts COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-19
The spokesman for the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Saturday revealed he tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a statement, the BuCor said

Ad insiders say retailers like Walmart, CVS, and Instacart are starting to chip away at Amazon's advertising stronghold in the pandemic
Business Insider - 2020-09-19
Big brands like Hershey and Petco are spending on platforms beyond Amazon to see how they perform and diversify their revenue streams.

COVID-free PMA cannot be visited as Baguio reopens for tourism
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-19
The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) will be off limits as Baguio City reopens its doors to tourists from the north.

PH coronavirus death toll nears 5,000 as total case tally soars to 283,460
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-19
The country's total number of COVID-19 cases is now at 283,460 after 3,962 more people caught the disease, the Department of Health announced on Saturday.

Windows Update Gets Serious: You Have The Weekend To Comply, Homeland Security Says
Forbes - 2020-09-19
A critical Windows Server, perfect 10, exploit is now classed as an emergency by the DHS cybersecurity agency. Here's what you need to know.

Philippines seeks stronger economic ties with Germany - 2020-09-19
"GPCCI stays committed to promote the bilateral business relations despite these trying times," GPCCI president Stefan Schmitz said. In August last year, the Philippines and Germany signed the ...

Senators working on giving Duterte new powers to ease gov't transactions
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-19
Senators are drafting a bill seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte authority to expedite government transactions amid the pandemic.

Philippines' Duterte keeps one meter social distancing rule
Reuters - 2020-09-19
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to retain the 1 meter (three feet) social distance requirement on public transport to reduce coronavirus infecions, rejecting moves to reduce it to 30 centimetres (12 inches),

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