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Nike is launching its first maternity collection
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
Nike is launching its first-ever line of maternity activewear as the market for clothing worn during pregnancy grows.

Detention of CGTN anchor shows that in Xi Jinping's China, not even the propagandists are safe
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
She was a veteran business anchor for state broadcaster CGTN, which has since scrubbed all reference of her from its website and social media. CGTN is the international arm of CCTV, one of the most important propaganda outlets in China,

Coronavirus pushes leading world economies into record slumps
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Here are second-quarter changes in gross domestic product compared with the previous quarter for many of the world's top economies.

Gatchalian: Owners of empty flats, rest houses got power rate cuts meant for poor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
Owners of rest houses and rarely occupied apartments in residential towers were among those who got electricity rate discounts intended for the poor or the so-called

Samsung's new folding smartphone will set you back $1,999
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the most expensive smartphone in Samsung's current lineup. It will go on sale on Sept. 18.

Apple and Google to Make It Easier to Opt In to Virus Tracing
New York Times - 2020-09-01
The tech giants said states could soon send notices directly to smartphones asking people to opt in to the technology, which helps trace the coronavirus.

Robinhood's PR chief is leaving the popular trading app and the company is searching for a replacement
Business Insider - 2020-09-01
Jack Randall is joining Day One Ventures as head of communications and an investor.

Startup founders are quietly suffering with increased mental health issues since the startup of the pandemic and fear being stigmatized
Business Insider - 2020-09-01
Startup founders are struggling with their mental health as COVID-19 alters their lives. And finding someone to talk to about it isn't easy.

Are we heading into an economic depression?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
During this time of uncertainty, when businesses are failing and people are losing jobs, it is not hard to imagine that the economic damage caused by this crisis could lead to more losses in the

Digital Pera: Investing via mobile phones
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
Filipinos will soon be able to make pension plan investments through their mobile phones, thanks to a new central bank initiative to bring the benefits of the 12-year-old Personal Equity and

Muted trading seen this week
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
The local stock barometer fell below the 5,800 level on Tuesday as investors braced for weakening domestic economic fundamentals and rising geopolitical tension. Reopening after a long weekend

AMA Releases 2021 Overhaul of E/M Services Codes
Medscape - 2020-09-01
The American Medical Association says 2021 CPT changes include steps intended to reduce "irrelevant administrative burdens that led to time-wasting note bloat and box checking."

High Mortality Rates Reported in Large COVID-19 Study
Medscape - 2020-09-01
Research including more than 11,000 adults with COVID-19 from 245 hospitals across the United States provides a 'real-time, real-world' look at comorbidities, mechanical ventilation rates, and death.

The GeoRisk Philippines initiative
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-01
GeoRisk Philippines is a government-led multi-agency initiative to serve as the central resource of information on natural hazards and risk assessment. The project is formally known as the ...

Russians Again Targeting Americans With Disinformation, Facebook Says
New York Times - 2020-09-01
The company said it had been warned by the F.B.I. that a so-called troll farm in St. Petersburg set up a network of fake user accounts and a website.

These massive animal sculptures are made out of Legos
Mashable - 2020-09-01
Created by Sean Kenney, Nature Connects is an exhibition that features these massive Lego sculptures with the goal to show how nature connects with everything.

Facebook and Twitter suspend Russian propaganda accounts following FBI tip
ZDNet - 2020-09-01
The banned accounts belonged to PeaceData, a news website publishing misleading articles about world politics.

OnlyFans confirms new caps on tips and pay-per-view content, but says the changes are unrelated to Bella Thorne
The Verge - 2020-09-01
OnlyFans confirmed new rule changes to The Verge today that could impact how much money creators make on the platform, as well as how quickly they get paid. The new rules include a $100 cap on paid private messages,

PhilHealth to get P71.4 billion in proposed 2021 budget - Defensor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is expected to receive P71.4 billion as its share in the 2021 national budget, Rep. Mike Defensor of the Anakalusugan

Belmonte forms group to support government isolation efforts
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has created a technical working group to support the national government in implementing its isolation strategy for suspected, probable and confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease.

ATI launches online platform for port fees
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Listed port operator Asian Terminals Inc. has launched its new online platform for contactless transactions, making the settlement of port fees faster and more convenient.

PNP: No physical punishment for curfew violators
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
The Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday warned police officers not to impose physical punishment on curfew violators.

LRMC to use new technologies to implement safety, health measures
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Light Rail Manila Corp., the private operator and maintenance provider of LRT-1, plans to deploy new technologies at the rail system to further intensify safety and health measures.

MPTC adds more RFID lanes
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. are adding more Easytrip radio frequency identification lanes on the three of its expressways as part of ongoing efforts to do away with cash transactions.

Shameful politics
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Over the past few days, social media had a lot of commentary about how noble, patriotic, and honorable of the Japanese Prime Minister to resign from office just because he has a medical condition that prevents him from giving his position his all.

Factory conditions weaken in August
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Manufacturing conditions in the country deteriorated further in August as the reimposition of a strict two-week lockdown stalled factory operations.

Lucia Tan passes away at 77
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Lucia "Letty" Gonzales Tan, 77, spouse of taipan Lucio C. Tan and mother of LT Group president Michael G. Tan, passed away on Monday due to a lingering illness.

Depressed corn prices seen by harvest season
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Local corn farmers will have to deal with depressed prices in the next few weeks as the importation of feed wheat coincides with the main harvest season.

More banks launching QR payment facilities
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
More banks are launching payment facilities using quick response codes as the government ramps up efforts to transform the Philippines into a cash-lite instead of cash heavy economy amid the coronavirus pandemic,

Senate OKs bill lowering height requirement for cops on 2nd reading
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
Senate has approved on second reading a bill which seeks to adjust the height requirement for cops and other uniformed personnel.

2 aftershocks jolt Masbate
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Two aftershocks shook Masbate yesterday, two weeks after it was hit by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake. Quakes with magnitudes of 3.2 and 4.1 occurred at around 9:44 a.m. and 12:22 p.m., respectively, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

18 raped daily during quarantine
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
An average of 18 persons a day have been raped in the country during the community quarantine. The Philippine National Police (PNP) said yesterday 3,016 people nationwide were sexually assaulted from March 17 to Aug.

Girl, 9, dies from snake bite
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
A nine-year-old girl died after she was bitten by a snake at their house in Barangay Talang in this city over the weekend.

Ex-mayor Sanchez hospitalized; COVID-19 eyed
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez was brought to the New Bilibid Prison Hospital, Bureau of Corrections spokesman Gabriel Chaclag said yesterday.

Occidental Mindoro governor survives knife attack
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Occidental Mindoro Gov. Eduardo Gadiano survived a knife attack yesterday. Gadiano, 57, was in his office at the provincial capitol in Barangay Payompon, Maburao when businessman Adrian Gatdula, 53, lunged at him with a knife.

MECQ sought in Nueva Vizcaya town
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Citing a spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases, the municipal government of Solano in Nueva Vizcaya urged the Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 to place the town under modified enhanced community quarantine.

Stocks weaken anew as pandemic worries weigh on sentiment
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Worries over the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic continue to weigh down investor sentiment as the stock market opened the week weaker.

Cavite gov cites need for new airport in push for Sangley deal
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla will discuss with local officials their next steps in the Sangley airport upgrade plan after President Rodrigo Duterte said the project will continue despite issues with the Chinese contractor.

Two Filipinos dead in Abu Dhabi blast - DFA
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Tuesday that two Filipinos died from a gas explosion in a restaurant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates yesterday.

Philippines won't support American directives, to do business with blacklisted Chinese firms
India Times - 2020-09-01
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte told Cabinet officials that the US government can enforce its blacklists of Chinese companies in American territory, but "he would not follow the directives of the Americans because we are a free and independent nation and we need investors from China.

2 suspects fall in CamSur anti-drug operations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
Police arrested two drug suspects in separate operations in Camarines Sur province on Tuesday (Sept. 1). Col. Rodecio Roy Jr., Camarines Sur police director, said the first

Senate to PhilHealth: Require immediate liquidation, return of unused IRM by healthcare institutions
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
Senators push PhilHealth to require HCIs who received allocations from its cash advance program to liquidate and return excess amounts immediately.

Villar calls out Philippine Carabao Center chief for failing to implement project meant to help coconut farmers
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
Senator Cynthia Villar took aim at the chief of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) for failing to construct milk processing centers which would help coconut farmers increase their monthly earnings and augment the supply of affordable milk for children.

2 or 3 cyclones may enter Philippines this month
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
Two or three tropical cyclones are likely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this month, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday.

Zoom profit skyrockets 3,300% on remote work trend
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
Zoom's revenue surged more than 350% in the second quarter, and profits rocketed by nearly 10 times as much, as companies signed up for the video conferencing app to connect staff working from home during the pandemic.

Cascolan named as next PNP chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy chief for administration Lt. Gen. Camilo Cascolan as the next chief of the police

Salceda believes Gierran qualified to be PhilHealth chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
Albay Rep. Joey Salceda believes newly appointed PhilHealth chief Dante Gierran is qualified for the post. Salceda said the minimum qualifications for the post are at

Police detain alleged IS commander in Turkey
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-01
Turkish police have detained an alleged top commander of the Islamic State group in Turkey, the country's interior minister said Tuesday. Suleyman Soylu identified the

Samsung heir charged with fraud over succession-linked deal
philstar.com - 2020-09-01
South Korean prosecutors indicted the heir to the Samsung empire Tuesday over a controversial merger of two business units seen as a key step towards his succession, in the latest legal blow to the sprawling conglomerate.

Nurses appeal DBM provisions on 'demotion,' contractual positions
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-01
A group of nurses said the government must review and amend the recent circular from the Department of Budget and Management over its provisions which supposedly "demoted" higher ranking nurses.

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