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Cashless payments at toll ways start on Nov. 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Toll Regulatory Board will start cashless transactions for all vehicles traversing the expressways on Nov. 2. On Aug. 13,

DTI-EMB holds webinar on halal trade and investment opportunities
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-11
Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) conducted a webinar, titled "Philippine--Brunei Trade and Investment Opportunities in Halal," with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC)--Singapore, Philippine Embassy in Brunei,

FBI and police departments say wildfire conspiracy theories spreading on Facebook aren't true
Mashable - 2020-09-11
Conspiracy theories about the wildfires are quickly spreading on Facebook. While they vary, most revolve around the idea that antifa, or anti-fascists, are responsible for the fires. WARNING: Multiple sources in Emergency Response have confirmed that the fires along the West Coast are caused by dozens of arsonists.

When Microsoft's ambitious 'Netflix of gaming' service launches next week, it won't arrive on Apple devices -- here's why
Business Insider - 2020-09-11
Apple just implemented harsh requirements on video game streaming services like Xbox Game Pass that keeps them off iPhone and iPad.

UP Baguio opens complete digital semester
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
A digital tour of the University of the Philippines (UP) Baguio campus greeted 750 freshmen during the formal opening on Thursday of its completely digital first semester. The

UN calls for Rohingya to take part in Myanmar election
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
Eight Security Council members called Friday for the Muslim Rohingya minority, victims in 2017 of what the UN calls a "genocide," to participate in Myanmar's

Further opening of PH retail trade backed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
The Competition Commission (PCC) is supportive of the move to further open retail trade to foreign companies. However, PCC commissioner Johannes Bernabe said on Friday that lawmakers

Covid-19 Live Updates: China Uses the Promise of a Vaccine as a Diplomatic Carrot
New York Times - 2020-09-11
There have been more than 88,000 virus cases on U.S. university campuses since the start of the pandemic. India on Friday reported a record 96,551 new cases.

Here's an exclusive look at the pitch deck Lambda School used to raise $74 million to offer a more affordable alternative to college
Business Insider - 2020-09-11
CEO Austen Russel said the company is an experimental approach to solving expensive education.

Pemberton undergoes deportation process
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The government confirmed on Friday that pardoned American serviceman Joseph Pemberton was already undergoing the process of deportation to the United States, but officials ...

Recipe for selling software in a pandemic: Be essential, add some machine learning, and focus, focus, focus
ZDNet - 2020-09-11
A bit of machine learning, some essential functions for finance departments, and a focus on vertical industries has allowed small software vendor Prophix to thrive even as tools such as Slack get dumped.

Robredo launches online platform for jobseekers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
With many Filipinos losing their jobs due to the pandemic, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) launched an online platform to help workers find job opportunities. Dubbed

Crysis Remastered will beat next-gen consoles to the punch with ray tracing on Xbox One and PS4
The Verge - 2020-09-11
We already knew that Crysis Remastered would support ray tracing if you had the PC hardware to run it. However, ahead of the release on PC and current-gen consoles, Crytek announced this week that, for the first time,

9/11 Survivor: 'COVID Humbled Me'
Medscape - 2020-09-11
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with 9/11 first responder John Feal about his advocacy for fellow 9/11 survivors and the importance of following COVID-19 safety guidelines.

House rules: Understanding property ownership and more
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
The pandemic is no excuse to be stuck in a pit of ignorance. The adventurous in us will explore the unknown and may manifest the need to know more. Recognizing the need of the adventurous spirit that

USAID invests in ultrasound, x-ray machines for diagnostic care of PH wildlife
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has gained the backing of the United States government in its efforts to improve emergency and diagnostic care for

Philippines' Duterte signs $3.4 billion pandemic stimulus package into law
Reuters - 2020-09-11
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a 165.5 billion pesos ($3.4 billion) emergency relief measure on Friday to expand healthcare and help businesses after the coronavirus pandemic plunged the economy into recession.

Epic tries new gambit to restore Fortnite in Apple App Store
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-11
EPIC Games Inc. made another pitch to a judge to block Apple Inc. from removing Fortnite from its App Store in what the game maker calls "retaliation" for offering in-app purchases through its own marketplace.

PNB approves sale of prime properties - 2020-09-11
Philippine National Bank, the banking unit of tycoon Lucio Tan, is liquidating some of its prime real estate properties and reducing low-earning assets to strengthen its financial position amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parañaque enforcers to get 20% of COVID-19 fines - 2020-09-11
Barangay enforcers in Parañaque will receive 20 percent of fines paid by people who violate ordinances to curb the spread of COVID-19, the city government said on Thursday.

Duterte declares National Physiatry Day - 2020-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has declared July 17 of every year as National Physiatry Day as part of government efforts to raise public awareness on the problems of persons with disability and encourage people to support efforts to uplift PWDs ...

Google Will Block Its Autocomplete Suggestions For Some Election-Related Searches
NPR - 2020-09-11
The company said its new policy would eliminate search predictions that could be seen as favoring a political candidate or as making claims about "the integrity or legitimacy of electoral processes."

Belarus tech industry rallies around arrested PandaDoc colleagues in new video
TechCrunch - 2020-09-11
In the wake of the arrest of four employees of San Francisco-based startup PandaDoc, the tech industry in Belarus has rallied support for the company and the pro-democracy movement in the country. Representatives of the tech community recorded a video which has had wide circulation on social media,

Strong quake jolts Mindoro - 2020-09-11
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook parts of Mindoro island yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the temblor occurred at about 12:52 p.m., with its epicenter located six kilometers northeast of Sta.

The Boom Overture jet is vying to become the first supersonic Air Force One -- here's an early look
Business Insider - 2020-09-11
Aerospace startup Boom Supersonic won a contract to develop a supersonic jet for US government executive transport, potentially as Air Force One.

This Week In Credit Card News: Handling Card Debt And Disputed Transactions During The Pandemic
Forbes - 2020-09-11
As the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe, it caused an immediate and massive disruption to the travel industry, and consumers everywhere began to panic. A flood of demands for refunds on prepaid airline,

LIST: E-commerce player shares tips on running a successful online store
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- Adapt or perish has been the mantra for businesses looking to sustain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. With people still wary of heading ...

Thousands sleep in open after Greek refugee camp burns down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
Thousands of refugees and migrants have spent a third night in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos after two consecutive nights of fires in the notoriously overcrowded

Philippines Probes 57 People Over Wirecard's Missing $2.1B
Law360 - 2020-09-11
The Philippines' anti-money laundering agency said on Friday that it has identified 57 individuals as persons of interest in its investigation into $2.1 billion that went missing before the high-profile collapse of payments company Wirecard AG in June.

DDB: CBD oil still prohibited in Philippines - 2020-09-11
The Dangerous Drugs Board yesterday reminded the public that the marijuana derivative cannabidiol is still prohibited in the country.

Building business is building communities - 2020-09-11
My clients recall that as far back 3 or 4 years ago, I challenged them that we are doing business in a VUCA environment, (Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic and Ambiguous). COVID-19 has accentuated, elevated,

PNP: Report quarantine violators on Facebook - 2020-09-11
The Philippine National Police has created a Facebook account where the public can directly report blatant violations of quarantine protocols that they would monitor on social media platforms, an official said yesterday.

Martial law victims protest Marcos bill - 2020-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Groups composed of the victims of human rights abuses during martial law and their relatives marked the 103rd birth anniversary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a rally at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City yesterday.

Making the most of the worst of times
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-11
These are the worst of times, but also possibly the beginning of the best of times. This is true for corporations nimble enough to quickly pivot and take advantage of the ever-present ...

Peso to average at stronger 49.75:$1 - 2020-09-11
The peso is expected to strengthen further and average at 49.75 to $1 this year, a unit of Fitch Ratings said in a report.

San Juan breaks single-day COVID- 19 recovery record - 2020-09-11
The San Juan City government on Thursday said 209 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the virus, the biggest number reported in a day in the city.

Anti-money laundering body reports more suspicious transactions during COVID-19 pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-11
Make sure that the online transaction platforms you're using are not also being devised by somebody else to commit fraudulent activities

Power consumption seen to drop by 6% - 2020-09-11
Power consumption in the country is seen to contract by six percent this year as the sector continues to reel from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a unit of credit watchdog Fitch Ratings said.

Financial regulators seek re-deployment of liquidity - 2020-09-11
Financial regulators want to further tap the liquidity in the system amid the height­ened risk aversion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the inter-agency Financial Stability Coordination Council said.

Cardinal Tagle tests positive for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-11
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has tested positive for COVID-19 upon his arrival in Manila on Thursday, the Vatican News confirmed.

20 Philippine companies in Nikkei's top 300 Asian firms list
Rappler - 2020-09-11
MANILA, Philippines - Twenty Philippine companies are included in Nikkei Asian Review's list of the 300 most powerful and valuable Asian listed companies, with SM Prime Holdings Incorporated and ...

Philippine and Chinese defense chiefs try to ease South China Sea tensions
NIKKEI - 2020-09-11
The defense ministers of China and the Philippines met in Manila on Friday, vowing "to avoid misunderstanding" amid tensions in the disputed South China Sea. After low-key visits to Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei this week,

Philippines' Duterte signs $3.4 billion pandemic stimulus package into law
Reuters - 2020-09-11
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a 165.5 billion pesos ($3.4 billion) emergency relief measure on Friday to expand healthcare and help businesses after the coronavirus pandemic plunged the economy into recession.

Philippines probes 57 persons of interest over Wirecard scandal
Reuters - 2020-09-11
The headquarters of Wirecard AG, an independent provider of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions is seen in Aschheim near Munich, Germany, July 22, 202

Philippines passes 250,000 COVID-19 infections - 2020-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Coronavirus cases in the Philippines climbed past a quarter of a million Friday after the Department of Health recorded 4,040 additional infections. Total coronavirus cases ...

Region 10 volunteer health workers: warriors with a heart
Gov - 2020-09-11
As the cases keep inreasing, the disease attacks people from all walks of life and the health workers are not spared, sending a chilling effect among doctors, nurses, medical technologies and others. Faced with a shortage of health workers against the ...

Store owners count on safe spaces to bring back shoppers, diners amid pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-11
Owners of restaurants and boutique shops look to assure Filipinos of a safe malling experience as they hope to win back customers in the remaining months of 2020.

Philippine business climate improving but progress remains slow -- US report - 2020-09-11
Overall business climate in the Philippines continued to improve last year but the country made little progress in addressing chronic problems that turn investors off, including corruption, the US State Department said.

Insights on the Iron Oxides and Hydroxides Global Market to 2025 - Rewire Your Business Around Market Trends -
YAHOO! - 2020-09-11
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LIST: E-commerce player shares tips on running a successful online store
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-11
With people still wary of heading out to shop and dine, most stores have been forced to take their businesses online to keep their sales going. Early birds to the e-commerce revolution are benefiting,

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