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Facebook to researchers: Stop using our data
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-24
Facebook is trying to scuttle the work of New York University researchers who have played an important role in bringing attention to the company's political ad-targeting practices.

CJ: SC should decide VP poll protest case soon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), should decide soon on the electoral protest filed by losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand

Quezon City: Rename Roosevelt Avenue after FPJ instead - 2020-10-24
Following opposition from residents and parishioners of Del Monte Avenue, the Quezon City government has expressed support for an alternative proposal to rename Roosevelt Avenue instead after the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr.

Covid-19 Live Updates: Fauci Suggests a National Mask Mandate as Virus Surges
New York Times - 2020-10-24
The U.S. set a single-day record of more than 85,000 new cases on Friday. Europe is also bracing for a brutal winter as the virus surges there.

Thanks To Schmidt Futures, The Keeling Curve Lives To Measure CO2 Another Day
Forbes - 2020-10-24
The famous Keeling Curve is an accumulation of carbon dioxide data that has helped us track the rapid rate of human-driven climate change. Now, with support from the Schmidts, these measurements can continue through 2025.

Envoy says around 70 Filipino seafarers still stranded in China - 2020-10-24
Dozens of Filipino seafarers are stranded in Chinese waters while awaiting repatriation, Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana said Saturday.

Six detainees still at large after Caloocan jailbreak - 2020-10-24
At least six detainees remain at large while seven were rearrested after escaping from the detention facility in Caloocan last Thursday.

El Nido reopens to tourists October 30
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-24
The municipal government of El Nido, a popular destination in Palawan, is easing travel restrictions to accommodate tourists from outside the province starting October 30.

Searca: Integrate agricultural biotech in variety development up to marketing
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-24
Integrating omics is important in crop breeding program from variety development up to commercialization. This was discussed by Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca),

TMP rolls out online service campaign checker - 2020-10-24
Leading automotive player Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. is providing an online service campaign checker which customers can access to find out if their vehicles are affected by any recall.

U.S. sets single-day record for COVID-19 cases during new surge
Reuters - 2020-10-24
More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, a record one-day increase in infections during the pandemic as the virus surges again nationwide.

RCBC ramps up digital platform via DiskarTech - 2020-10-24
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. continues to accelerate digital inclusion across communities through the DiskarTech app, which has adopted the interoperable national QR (quick response) code standard.

Is the way we consume news detrimental to our health?
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-24
We know Instagram is the most influential app when it comes to lifestyle and beauty trends. But... The way we consume news has been profoundly altered by media developments. The increase of online ...

National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election, report reveals
Business Insider - 2020-10-24
A tool used by the hackers was in the past linked to a group associated with the North Korean government, according to an exclusive Reuters report.

TekNegoShow: Technologies for new normal
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-24
Was your livelihood affected by the pandemic? Do you need an extra income? Are you planning to start a business? The TekNegoShow, which was launched virtually on October 22, may be the answer to your concern.

Philippines eases corporate buyout rules to suppress bankruptcies
NIKKEI - 2020-10-24
The government aims to get tougher on cartels as well, an area in which the Philippines lags behind the rest of Southeast Asia. Competition commission personnel made redundant by the deregulation will be reassigned to the cartel review panel.

PNP COVID-19 cases hit 6,955 - 2020-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded 28 more coronavirus disease 2019 cases among its personnel. Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and Northern Mindanao recorded five cases each;

Over 2,400 learner support aides hired - DepEd - 2020-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has hired more than 2,400 learner support aides (LSAs) to provide assistance to public school teachers during the conduct of blended learning education this school year, an official said on Friday.

Plastic waste to fuel SMC cement plants - 2020-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- San Miguel Corp. (SMC) will utilize its plastic waste to fuel its cement manufacturing facilities as part of its sustainability efforts. SMC affiliate Northern Cement Corp. (NCC) is capable of consuming up to 1.5 million tons of ...

BSP wants more banks to join credit rate database - 2020-10-24
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas wants more banks to participate in the establishment of a credit rate database, particularly for small and medium enterprises, with the help of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Threats as opportunities - 2020-10-24
The SWOT analysis is an old, but still relevant and very much in use decision making and planning tool in both work and personal life situations.

Taiwan and the global public health network - 2020-10-24
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there have more than 40 million cases and more than one million deaths around the world.

Woman gets 40 years for online abuse of kin - 2020-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- A court in Taguig City has sentenced a woman to serve up to 40 years in prison for the online sexual exploitation of her relatives. In a ruling promulgated on Oct. 15, Taguig Regional Trial Court Branch 163 Judge Elisa Sarmiento ...

The purpose of business is to solve problems - 2020-10-24
I was in a conversation with a business owner. We were discussing his needs and requirements for the training that he wanted me to do. This kid beside me listened to our conversation. After a while, he started butting in and gave a lot of advice and proposed solutions.

How Propel And Helped Register 60,000 SNAP Beneficiaries To Vote
Forbes - 2020-10-24
Jimmy Chen figured his Fresh EBT app, which reaches 4 million SNAP users, would be an efficient way to contact households about registering to vote.

Floods, landslides hit Cagayan villages - 2020-10-24
Fourteen barangays in Claveria town in Cagayan were submerged in floodwaters yesterday due to heavy rains. Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba said two bridges and highways in Pamplona, Sanchez Mira and Sta. Praxedes towns were rendered impassable due to landslides and fallen trees.

Hontiveros asks Parlade: Should you be afraid of CA confirmation?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
Senator Risa Hontiveros asked Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr., chief of the Southern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) if he is afraid to face

1,743 quarantine violators still in jails - 2020-10-24
At least 1,743 people remain in jails for violating quarantine rules. Data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) showed that as of Thursday, 1,597 are detained in Luzon, 94 in the Visayas and 52 in Mindanao.

PLDT putting up congestion-free network - 2020-10-24
PLDT Inc. is putting up a congestion-free network to enable its customers to get the best experience while doing online activities such as streaming video or using video conferencing apps.

Quinta seen to intensify into storm - 2020-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Depression Quinta is expected to intensify into a storm as it is set to make landfall in the Bicol Region tonight, according to the state weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Honda eyes bigger market share with new City, CR-V models - 2020-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) is eyeing a bigger share in the passenger car (PC) and commercial vehicle (CV) segments with the launch of the new City sedan and the CR-V compact crossover models. HCPI president Masahiko Nakamura ...

Facebook is trying to prevent NYU from examining its political ad-targeting. Researchers say they have no intention of stopping their work.
Business Insider - 2020-10-24
Facebook sent the NYU Ad Observatory a letter demanding they stop studying Facebook's political ad-targeting practices. Researchers won't comply.

Reframe Your Workforce
Forbes - 2020-10-24
Diverse companies are more successful. Learn 3 new rules for working and hiring that will lead to a stronger, more equitable future.

PH envoy to China: About 100 Pinoys in Beijing want repatriation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
About 100 Filipinos in Beijing are now seeking repatriation, the Philippine ambassador to China said Saturday. "Ang natitira na lang ngayon (Those remaining) I think is

Italian authorities are investigating deepfake bots on Telegram
The Verge - 2020-10-24
The Italian Data Protection Authority has started an investigation into the widespread use of bots that generate fake nude images on messaging app Telegram. The news follows an investigation by security firm Sensity,

Aide of Basilan Abu leader surrenders to Army
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
An aide of Basilan Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama surrendered to the Army on Friday, the military said. Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of

3,500 persons living at Mt. Mayon slopes evacuated as Quinta threatens Bicol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
Around 700 families or 3,500 individuals residing at the foot of Mayon Volcano were moved to temporary shelters on Saturday afternoon in anticipation of Tropical Depression

2 soldiers, 2 militias injured as landmine planted by local IS forces blasted in Maguindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
Islamic State militants detonated a landmine in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province on Friday, leaving four government troops wounded,  a military official

Traslacion 2021: Group seeks simultaneous masses, image visiting different areas
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- The feast of the Black Nazarene or Traslacion, the country's biggest religious procession, may be celebrated in a different but safer way next year ...

Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates on managing their mental health, plans after the pageant
Rappler - 2020-10-24
In between training and activities at home, the candidates have been in touch with fans on social media. Rappler got to speak with the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates during a two-day series of Zoom interviews,

Solon wants to allow seniors up to 70 years old to go out; expedite pension releases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
A congressman is asking the government to allow senior citizens aged up to 70 years old to go outside by December as well as expedite the release of pensions of seniors

Signal No. 1 hoisted over Catanduanes as 'Quinta' strengthens, accelerates - 2020-10-24
PAGASA hoisted Signal No. 1 over Catanduanes as Tropical Depression Quinta slightly strenghtened and sped up. The state weather bureau said strong to near gale-force winds can be expected within 36 hours in Catanduanes.

Sotto wants DOJ to probe alleged involvement of solons in DPWH corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday said the Department of Justice (DOJ) should look into the alleged involvement of lawmakers in the irregularities hounding ...

More areas under Signal No. 1 as 'Quinta' maintains strength - 2020-10-24
More areas are now under Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression "Quinta" maintained its strength as it moves closer to land

Japan mulls $95.5 billion extra budget to counter coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
Japan's government is considering compiling an extra budget worth around $95.5 billion to offset the economic drag caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Mainichi newspaper reported

PH COVID-19 cases reach 367,819; total deaths almost at 7K
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-24
The Philippines has reported 2,057 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total caseload number to 367,819. As of 4 p.m. on Saturday, the

US to sell air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan - 2020-10-24
The SLAM-ER missiles will help Taiwan "meet current and future threats as it provides all-weather, day and night, precision attack capabilities against both moving and stationary targets" on the ground or ocean surface, a statement said. Taiwan's defense ...

Philippines reports 2,057 new coronavirus cases, 19 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-10-24
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday recorded 2,057 new coronavirus infections and 19 additional deaths.

DILG calls for more tarps vs. communist rebels
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government sees nothing wrong with the tarpaulins that declared communist rebels "persona non grata" in ...

Rappler Talk: How can distance learning affect a student's mental health?
Rappler - 2020-10-24
(READ: Students' mental health issues during distance learning due to 'interplay of factors' - expert) The DepEd shifted to distance learning this school year to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte's directive for schools to delay face-to-face ...

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