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Smart makes LTE-advanced pocket WiFi available to prepaid subscribers - 2020-09-11
As we try to ease into the new normal by shifting many aspects of our life online, having fast and reliable connectivity has become ever more crucial to power our increasingly digital lifestyle.

Fresnedi signs ordinance directing health facilities to submit COVID-19 daily report for disease surveillance, response
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-11
Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has signed an ordinance passed by the Muntinlupa City Council directing all health establishments providing laboratory and diagnostic services to submit a daily report to the City Health Office for timely disease surveillance and response.

Several firms eye clinical trials in PH for COVID-19 candidate vaccines
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-11
Executive Director Jaime Montoya clarifies the statement made by DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, who said seven foreign firms have signed the Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement.

AFP sees low risk for spying as China-backed Dito set to install cell towers in camps
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-11
There's "very low" risk for security breaches and spying as China-backed Dito Telecommunity has been allowed to set up cell towers inside military camps, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Friday.

AFP sees low risk for spying as China-backed Dito set to install cell towers in camps
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-11
There's "very low" risk for security breaches and spying as China-backed Dito Telecommunity has been allowed to set up cell towers inside military camps, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Friday.

PAGASA sees 70-percent chance of La Niña next quarter
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
More rains could be experienced in some parts of the country as weather bureau PAGASA sees a 70-percent chance the country will feel the effects of the La Niña weather phenomenon next quarter.

10.3M stars scanned but still no sign of aliens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-10
Scientists have completed the broadest search to date for extraterrestrial civilizations by scanning roughly 10.3 million stars using a radio telescope in Australia, but have

Neda: Urban poverty may worsen next year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-10
Poverty could worsen next year due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the urban rather than the rural areas might bear most of the brunt, acting

Russia eyes manufacture, trial of coronavirus vaccine in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-10
Russia has proposed to manufacture its vaccine for the new coronavirus in the Philippines, a move seen as opening a Southeast Asian hub for the production of its drug for

A TikTok executive said the company has faced more criticism than older tech firms because there's 'a lot of skepticism of platforms' now
Business Insider - 2020-09-10
TikTok didn't "grow up in the golden years of the internet, when tech companies could do no wrong," TikTok VP Michael Beckerman said.

Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
Twitter announced Thursday that it is expanding its policies against election-related misinformation, setting new rules that will likely force the platform to more aggressively fact-check President Donald Trump during the final months of the 2020 campaign.

China says US biggest threat to peace in South China Sea - 2020-09-10
BEIJING, China -- China accused the US of becoming "the biggest driver of militarization" in the contested South China Sea, as tensions between Washington and Beijing look set to swamp a regional Asian summit. US-China rivalry is expected to dominate ...

Ninja just signed a multi-year contract that keeps him exclusive to Amazon-owned Twitch
Business Insider - 2020-09-10
Ninja is back on Twitch, and he's got a new multi-year exclusivity deal with the Amazon-owned video game streaming service.

Trump Says His Misleading Coronavirus Comments Were Meant To Show 'Strength'
NPR - 2020-09-10
"I don't want to jump up and down and start screaming, 'Death! Death!'" the president said when asked about why he publicly downplayed the pandemic while privately acknowledging its severity.

Worry Over Family, Friends the Main Driver of COVID-19 Stress
Medscape - 2020-09-10
Most individuals are worried about COVID-19, but this study suggests that many are more worried about their families getting sick than about themselves.

Fact check: The virus that causes COVID-19 exists, can be tested for and is not the flu
Reuters - 2020-09-10
A social media post has claimed that the virus that causes COVID-19 does not exist, that it cannot be tested for, and that the illness is actually just the flu. These claims are false.

Intensive Hypertension Treatment Lowers Orthostatic Hypotension
Medscape - 2020-09-10
A new analysis provides evidence that intensive antihypertensive drug therapy does not raise the risk of orthostatic hypotension, but instead may reduce it.

After Launching Bidding War For Gamers, Ninja Returns To Twitch
Forbes - 2020-09-10
The move comes following the shuttering of Microsoft's Mixer in the summer, with fans waiting to see if Ninja would make a return to Twitch or sign with another competitor like Google's YouTube.

QAnon Traffic Declined After Facebook Cracked Down
Forbes - 2020-09-10
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Forbes. Key Background. QAnon believers think Trump is locked in a struggle to take down a "deep sta

Maynilad to install P350 million Cavite water treatment plants - 2020-09-10
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is spending around P350 million for the installation of two modular treatment plants in Cavite that will produce an additional 13 million liters per day of potable water to supply the needs of some 50,

Philippines presidential spokesman links pardon of U.S. Marine to vaccine access
Reuters - 2020-09-10
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to pardon a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman nearly six years ago may have stemmed from his desire to get access to coronavirus vaccines being developed by U.

BOC destroys P1.3 billion seized cigarettes, machines - 2020-09-10
The Bureau of Customs yesterday destroyed more than 5,000 master cases of smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes as well as fabricating machines and raw materials with an estimated value of P1.3 billion seized during the community quarantine in Zamboanga peninsula.

Health worker deployment ban may be eased - 2020-09-10
The government may lift the ban and allow partial deployment of Filipino healthcare workers abroad, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

Non-working day in Bulacan on September 15 - 2020-09-10
Tuesday, is a non-working day in Bulacan. Proclamation 1013 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea by the authority of President Duterte declared the holiday as the province marks the celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the inauguration of the Malolos Congress.

P13.6 million shabu seized - 2020-09-10
Around two kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P13.6 million were confiscated from a drug suspect in Makati on Wednesday afternoon.

AC Energy, partner sell stake in Infigen - 2020-09-10
AC Energy Inc. and its partner have divested in Infigen Energy ahead of its potential delisting from the Australian Stock Exchange.

Marawi rehab to be completed by end of 2021, says housing chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
The chief of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development assured that the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City will be completed by the end of next year

Pepsi to delist shares at PSE - 2020-09-10
Cola Products Philippines Inc. is set to delist from the Philippine Stock Exchange as its public ownership has fallen below the minimum requirement.

Poverty level seen to worsen to 17.5% - 2020-09-10
Poverty in the country can be expected to worsen next year as the jobs and livelihood of more people in urban areas are affected by the prolonged lockdown, the National Economic and Development Authority said yesterday.

Phoenix eyes partnership with Indonesia state firm - 2020-09-10
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. is looking to tie up with a subsidiary of state-run PT Pertamina Indonesia for fuel product supply and other trading activities in Indonesia and the Philippines.

IS-linked bombers killed in South Cotabato - 2020-09-10
Two suspected bombers of a local terrorist group were killed in an encounter with government troopers in Surallah, South Cotabato on Wednesday.

New digital banks profitable in 3 to 5 years -- S & P - 2020-09-10
Digital banks in the Philippines need three to five years to become profitable as big lenders continue to dominate the local banking landscape, according to S&P Global Ratings.

GBP head cited as outstanding leader in Asia - 2020-09-10
Global Business Power Corp. president Jaime Azurin was selected as one of the Outstanding Leaders in Asia at the 2020 Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards, organized by the MORS Group.

China's UK embassy calls for Twitter to investigate after ambassador's account 'likes' pornographic tweet
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
The Chinese embassy in the United Kingdom has called on Twitter to investigate after its ambassador's official account appeared to

The pressure is off stocks ... for now
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
The Nasdaq bounced out of correction territory on Wednesday, led higher by some of the huge tech companies that were hit hardest in the recent sell-off. Microsoft gained 4.3%, Amazon added 3.8% and Apple increased nearly 4%.

How a Pinay turned her acne problem into a blooming beauty business - 2020-09-10
Macalintal, a graduate of the University of the Philippines, used her knowledge and skills in her specialty industry, the global relocation business. She and her colleagues relocate expats around ...

COVID-19 cases in PH now at 248,947 after 3,821 new recorded infections
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-10
The total number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines is now at 248,947 after 3,821 infections were recorded, the Department of Health (DOH) reported

ADB lends fresh $500-M to Philippines disaster response - 2020-09-10
A new loan was extended by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the Philippines to fund projects improving the country's response to natural disasters and public health emergencies. In a statement on Thursday,

PH qualifies for US aid for infra, poverty reduction in 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-10
The Philippines is eligible to avail itself of financial aid from the United States' Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) next year for mostly infrastructure and poverty-reduction projects. The

7 firms sign agreement, eye clinical trials for COVID-19 candidate vaccines in PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
Seven foreign firms have signed a Confidentiality Data Agreement with the Philippine government as they eye clinical trials in the country for their candidate vaccines, an official reveals.

Warren Buffett and Marc Benioff are getting in on Snowflake's IPO
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
Cloud computing firm Snowflake has just won itself two big-name backers on its road to go public: Berkshire Hathaway and Salesforce.

Senate bill requires government officials to submit medical certificate showing fitness to work
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
A bill has been filed in the Senate requiring government officials and employees to annually submit a medical certificate proving they are physically fit to perform their duties.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, CHR warns of brewing mental health pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-10
Coinciding with the marking of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) warned on Thursday that a mental health pandemic is "brewing" as the

PH prepares to bring home remains of two Filipinos killed in Abu Dhabi gas explosion
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
The bodies of the two Filipinos who died in a gas explosion in Abu Dhabi have been cleared for their return to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs says.

ADB approves another ?25B loan for calamity, pandemic response
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
The Asian Development Bank extends a fresh $500 million loan to the Philippines for emergency financing in times of natural hazards and public health crisis.

Valenzuela City launches app that suggests city clusters to be placed under lockdown
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
Valenzuela City has launched its own contact tracing app that provides the local government information on which city cluster may need to be placed under lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases.

Duterte unlikely to issue EO to fast track internet coverage -- Palace - 2020-09-10
President Rodrigo Duterte is not likely to issue an executive order allowing internet service providers to set up networks using satellite technology to boost connectivity as it may intrude into Congress' power to grant franchises,

Government seals ABS-CBN's broadcast shutdown with frequencies recalled - 2020-09-10
Respondent has no valid franchise to continue operating television and radio broadcasting stations nationwide," NTC said in its eight-page order.

8 die from COVID-19 in Eastern Visayas.
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-10
At least eight people were added to the list of coronavirus fatalities in Eastern Visayas. The Department of Health (DOH) said the eight deaths came from Catbalogan City (2);

BSP defends plan to sell some of its gold reserves
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-10
Lawmakers question the central bank's plan to actively trade its surplus gold holdings to the market, but the central bank says it has no bearing on the country's finances.

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