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BPO group looking to hire thousands of tourism workers displaced by pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
Concentrix Philippines says it is ready to absorb thousands of displaced tourism workers in the coming months through a fully-online recruitment process to limit interactions.

Manila Water to build sewage treatment plant in Antipolo - 2020-09-18
Manila Water has set the ball rolling for the construction of the Hinulugang Taktak Sewage Treatment Plant in Antipolo City.

BSP launches own 28-day securities - 2020-09-18
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas successfully launched yesterday its own debt securities as cash-rich banks swarmed the auction of 28-day bills, digging deeper into its toolbox to manage liquidity in the financial system and develop the local bond market.

ADB urges stronger ASEAN+3 cooperation - 2020-09-18
The Asian Development Bank ha s urge d ASEAN+3 economies to strengthen regional coopera­tion and integration to take advantage of post-pandemic opportunities.

2 more House employees catch virus - 2020-09-18
The House of Representatives has logged two more coronavirus disease 2019 cases, bringing its total cases to 78 so far.

Baguio COVID-19 cases surge again - 2020-09-18
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in this city peaked anew with 72 recorded in the past seven days.

Manila asks BFAR: Probe bay fish kill - 2020-09-18
The city government of Manila has asked the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to look into the fish kill in Manila Bay along the Baseco seawall in Tondo that groups blamed on the dolomite sand project,

MVP Group ramps up digitalization - 2020-09-18
The MVP Group of Companies is accelerating the digitalization of its various businesses to provide a more convenient customer experience and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Domestic borrowings hit P6.41 trillion in August - 2020-09-18
The outstanding government securities issued by the government swelled to P6.41 trillion in August following its record-high retail Treasury bond sale, the Bureau of the Treasury said.

Makati to suppliers: Get accredited - 2020-09-18
The city government of Makati yesterday urged its city-based suppliers of goods and services to be accredited with its business permit and licensing office in order to receive incentives.

Villar distributes face shields, PPEs to Las Piñas residents - 2020-09-18
Sen. Cynthia Villar has initiated the distribution of face shields and personal protective equipment to Las Piñas City residents and workers to enhance their protection against COVID-19.

Weather to improve as habagat only affects Southern Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-18
After several rainy days, weather is seen to gradually improve as the southwest monsoon is expected to affect only the western side of Southern Luzon, state meteorologists

More investments needed to upgrade PH internet services - Converge
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
Upgrading internet speeds in the country is a tall order, the founder of Converge ICT Solutions admitted Friday as he vowed to keep improving his network's services.

Hiring an Amazon Virtual Assistant Is Essential to Propel Online Business, Agency VAA Philippines Says
YAHOO! - 2020-09-18
VAA Philippines, a virtual assistant agency, specializes in matching trained Amazon virtual assistants with Amazon sellers looking to scale up their businesses. The company advises sellers that hiring

Solon pushes for giving priority to the labor force in COVID-19 vaccination
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
A lawmaker says the working population should be prioritized once a COVID-19 vaccine is available as they are key to recovering from the health crisis.

Fear and resolve at Philippine maternity hospital amid pandemic
Reuters - 2020-09-18
As the Philippines grapples with rising coronavirus infections, new mothers and medical staff at one of the world's busiest maternity hospitals face heightened anxiety during the pandemic.

Zarate confronts Guevarra on red-tagging issue
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate confronted the Department of Justice over a report posted on its website tagging several party-lists as founded by the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Duterte admin unfazed by EU parliament push for trade sanctions vs. PH over 'rapidly deteriorating human rights'
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
The Philippine government is unfazed by the European Union's push for trade sanctions over what the foreign lawmakers described as a 'rapidly deteriorating human rights' situation and extrajudicial killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration,

To help working parents, companies are getting creative
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
The pandemic has severely disrupted the education and childcare systems that millions of parents rely on while they're at work. And that has many companies trying to figure out how to help working parents juggle the added responsibilities of remote learning and child care while still getting their jobs done.

Millions to suffer with PhilHealth's abolition in time of pandemic, says spokesman
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
Millions of Filipinos who benefit from the national health insurance program will stand to suffer should the President decide to abolish PhilHealth, its spokesperson Rey Baleña says.

Philippines sees no reason for EU to revoke trade perks - 2020-09-18
But if they want to do that, we can't do anything. Let them see the suffering it will cause Filipinos," presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.

Philippines sees no reason for EU to revoke trade perks - 2020-09-18
But if they want to do that, we can't do anything. Let them see the suffering it will cause Filipinos," presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.

PAL makes it to top 10 list of safest carriers - 2020-09-18
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is recognized as one of the top ten airlines with the highest safety credentials for travel during COVID-19.

Europe imposes fresh curbs as global virus cases top 30 million
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-18
Large parts of Europe on Friday geared up for broad new restrictions to stop the coronavirus after infections worldwide topped 30 million and the World Health Organization

6 killed in Maguindanao, Sarangani clashes - 2020-09-18
Six men were killed in separate clashes Thursday involving rival guerilla groups in Pagalungan, Maguindanao and in Maitum, Sarangani.

Philippines reports 3,257 new coronavirus cases, 47 deaths
Reuters - 2020-09-18
The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported 3,257 additional novel coronavirus infections, marking the 11th straight day the country has recorded more than 3,000 daily cases.

Will the Philippines risk war with Malaysia over Sabah?
NIKKEI - 2020-09-18
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European Parliament to PH: Grant ABS-CBN broadcast franchise, drop charges vs Ressa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-18
The European Parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution calling on the Philippine government to grant ABS-CBN a broadcast license and to drop charges against Rappler chief

Exporters in the regions propose strategies to implement PEDP development plan amid Covid
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-18
Export Development Council (EDC), and Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport) held a series of virtual consultations to gather recommendations from exporters in the regions on the implementation of the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2018-2022 strategies amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

CHR supports Senate bill seeking regularization, hazard pay for media workers - 2020-09-18
"As a country that prides itself with having a free press, ensuring the protection and just compensation of media practitioners is essential in ensuring the protection of the freedom of expression and the right of individuals to access of information,

Baguio to accept tourists from Ilocos region starting September 22 - 2020-09-18
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that visitors would be limited to 200 and that the summer capital would only accept tourists who made their bookings through guided tours.

Locsin refuses to ask other nations to join search for missing sailors off Japan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-18
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. refused to ask other countries to help in the search and rescue operations for the

Undas 2020: Cemeteries, columbariums closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
All cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbariums nationwide will be closed for a week this Undas to prevent mass gatherings that may lead to the further spread of COVID-19, Inter-Agency Task Force spokesperson Harry Roque says.

Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-18
President Donald Trump intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters on Thursday by downplaying the historical legacy of slavery in the United States and

TCS Launches its goIT Education Program in the Philippines
YAHOO! - 2020-09-18
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has partnered with the Philippines Department of Education -- Cordillera Administrative Region,

1,500 contact tracers needed to manage COVID-19 cases in Soccsksargen
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-18
At least 1,500 contact tracers will be hired by the government in Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos) as confirmed cases of the new

Arm rival SiFive says Nvidia deal spurs interest in its technology
Reuters - 2020-09-18
The newly appointed chief executive of SiFive Inc, a rising rival to Arm Ltd to supply chip designs, says Nvidia Corp's $40 billion (30.83 billion pounds) agreement to acquire Arm has sparked fresh interest from customers about deepening ties with the young firm.

Beyond search, YouTube, and Cloud: Here are the 4 products that analysts believe could be Google's next big revenue hits
Business Insider - 2020-09-18
It's not all about search and ads. Here are the Google products experts say have the potential to be huge cash cows for Google.

President Trump's move to force ByteDance to sell TikTok is part of a growing global trend of countries scrutinizing who owns their citizens' data
Business Insider - 2020-09-18
The TikTok situation is part of a larger trend of US officials scrutinizing deals involving China and US data. That concern is going global.

Unity sells shares in $1.3 billion U.S. IPO above target range
Reuters - 2020-09-18
Unity Software Inc on Thursday sold shares in its New York initial public offering (IPO) above its target range to raise $1.3 billion, the company said.

Device To Capture Tire Particles Wins £2,000 UK Dyson Award
Forbes - 2020-09-18
The annual award scheme run by the James Dyson Foundation announced the UK national winners of 2020 edition on Thursday. The Tyre Collective will receive £2,000 in prize money to develop a tool that reduces pollution by capturing particles of tires.

Nintendo is discontinuing the 3DS
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-18
Originally launched in 2011, the Nintendo 3DS was a GameBoy and Nintendo DS successor. The 3DS was a handheld console that could play games like

COVID-19 cases zoom past 4,000 in Bulacan but execs say nearly half beat disease
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-17
CITY OF MALOLOS--The number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Bulacan province has breached the 4,000-mark but local health officials said the number of patients recovering from it was

France, Germany, UK recognize PH win vs. China in South China Sea row
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-17
France, Germany, and the United Kingdom recognize the 2016 arbitral ruling favoring the Philippines against China which invalidated the latter's sweeping claims in the South China Sea.

Apple is making Shazam a bigger part of your iPhone
The Verge - 2020-09-17
That toggle will look like a little Shazam icon, and you just need to tap it for your iPhone to start listening. You could already use Siri to summon Shazam and identify songs playing around you, but being able to identify music in your apps could be handy too -- if,

Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says
Medscape - 2020-09-17
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America says all ACIP-recommended vaccines should be required as a condition for employment for physicians and other healthcare workers.

Barack Obama is publishing a memoir -- right after the election
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-17
Former US President Barack Obama's long-awaited presidential memoir 'A Promised Land' will be available November 17.

Can stock market losses affect the real economy?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-17
There is a common notion that when the stock market is rising, people tend to spend more because they feel more financially secure when they see the value of their investments increasing. But when

New consumer segments emerge from pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-17
COVID-19 continues to ravage many countries and it looks like we will have to live side by side with it until a vaccine becomes available. Such is the macro-environment influence of COVID-19 that

EU Parliament denounces deterioration of human rights, press freedom in PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-17
European Union lawmakers called out the Duterte administration for the deteriorating state of human rights and press freedom in the country

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