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Funds for Manila Bay's 'white sand' project could have fed 80,000 hungry families - Robredo
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-06
According to Robredo, if the money was instead used to give ?5,000 worth of subsidy for the poorest households who were badly hit by the crisis, the extent of its purpose would have gone a long way.

Typhoon Haishen unleashes rain, strong winds in south Japan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-06
The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it

'Made in Hong Kong' brand suffers as US-China tensions deepen - 2020-09-06
The US has sanctioned key Chinese and Hong Kong officials in response to the law. But that same security law also forbids companies from complying with any foreign sanctions regime.

Pagasa: Fair Sunday weather expected nationwide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-06
Most parts of the country will have fair weather on Sunday, the state weather bureau said. "Meron tayong habagat or Southwest Monsoon, pero considering po na ito ay mahina lamang, pero ito ay nagdadala ng bugso-bugsong pag-ulan dito sa kanlurang bahagi ng ating bansa,

Permit issued to ship Cebu rocks for Manila Bay rehab - MGB in Central Visayas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-06
The Central Visayas office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB- ) on Saturday said it had issued a permit to transport dolomite from Cebu province for the Manila

Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Public Health Confirms Drop In New Cases And Deaths Ahead Of Labor Day
YAHOO! - 2020-09-05
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's latest daily COVID-19 update showed a continued decrease in new positive cases and deaths. On Saturday, Public Health confirmed that Los Angeles county saw a total of 1,

The Coca-Cola Company Bottling Investments Group plans to take over bottling...
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-05
The Coca-Cola Company will work to ensure a smooth transition of the Philippines bottling operations to BIG, for all customers, business partners, consumers and, importantly, for all those who ...

18 PHL IT, creative firms joining virtual China expo
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-05
A study of global business school INSEAD said that in many Southeast Asian nations, alternatives to shared living are unaffordable,... Lopez-led Rockwell Land Corp. said it will continue its ...

Business booms at the bay
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-05
Largest of the projects in the horizon are the 1,200-hectare expansion of the existing SM Mall of Asia Complex by SM; the 650-hectare Navotas North Bay Business Park; the 419-hectare development ...

The Wild West Is Starting To Settle Down And Get The Job Done: 2020 Automated Vehicles Symposium
Forbes - 2020-09-05
The recent Automated Vehicles Symposium provided a superb update on all things automated driving. Here are some key take-aways.

PNP will scan social media for quarantine violators, Shield chief warns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-05
In much the same way that the public learned about how physical distancing and other anti-COVID-19 health measures were allegedly violated by the Metro Manila police chief when

Plant-based diet in the current normal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-05
Fr. Anton Pascual, executive director of Caritas Manila, is an advocate of the plant-based diet. I had already written about this a few years ago. It was the first thing he mentioned when we

Making the most of the worst of times
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-05
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

What do these gorgeous high-resolution sun photos look like to you?
Mashable - 2020-09-05
July brought us the best close-up photos of the sun that the world has ever seen. Now, there are even better ones. In a new photo release from the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics, we get up-close views of the sun's surface,

Local SEO Tips: From Foot Traffic to Rankings
Inc - 2020-09-05
Of all these searches, approximately 46% are for local businesses. Now, it's up to you to figure out how you can rank for these local searches. Investing in local SEO solutions will meet this need. Optimizing your search efforts for a local audience uses the same strategies that organic search does.

Yandex Self Driving Group Gets $150 Million, Partners With Uber To Bring Autonomous Vehicles To U.S.
Forbes - 2020-09-05
Yandex is not cutting ties with its former autonomous vehicle team by any means. Yandex NV is going to invest $150 million into Yandex SDG ($100 million in equity, $50 million as a convertible loan) and Yandex NV will keep an eye on the autonomous vehicle technology progress and will keep reporting Yandex SDG's results in Yandex NV's "Other Bets and Experiments" segment.

Benguet town resorts reopen - 2020-09-05
Residents of Itogon, Benguet can now go to swimming pools and resorts in the town. Mayor Victorio Palangdan issued an executive order on basic health protocols and standard operating procedures for the reopening of these tourism facilities.

Malware gang uses .NET library to generate Excel docs that bypass security checks
ZDNet - 2020-09-05
They were still Excel documents. Just not your typical Excel files. Enough to trick some security systems, though.

The future of retail and office space is up in the air, and proptech investors are optimistic
TechCrunch - 2020-09-05
The malls and grocery stores of the 20th century are being converted into industrial conveyor belts of goods and services traveling from the internet to your home.

Has Microsoft Defender Antivirus Now Become A Windows 10 Security Risk?
Forbes - 2020-09-05
With the news this week that Microsoft Defender Antivirus can, erm, download malware files itself, does this mean it's become a security risk for Windows 10 users?

AirAsia expands Mindanao routes - 2020-09-05
AirAsia Philippines is expanding its domestic network amid the current health situation as it announced new destinations to Mindanao starting next month.

Storm Haishen suspends search for missing sailors of sunken ship in Japan; another Pinoy survivor found
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-05
THE Japanese Coast Guard has temporarily suspended its search and rescue operations for dozens of missing sailors, mostly Filipinos, from a sunken cargo ship due to the expected arrival of Typhoon Haishen,

Suffering continues for property sector - 2020-09-05
With the global economic downturn, and as the local economy officially enters into a recession following a series of lockdowns, the country continues to reel from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TIM CEO says not a problem to develop 5G without Huawei
Reuters - 2020-09-05
The head of Telecom Italia said on Saturday the former phone monopoly would have no trouble developing 5G infrastructure in Italy were the government to ban Chinese provider Huawei.

Protect assets from foreclosure threats - 2020-09-05
Many businesses have been forced to reduce operations or worse, shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, putting a lot of properties at risk when these are used as securitized collateral.

DTI backs online sale events - 2020-09-05
The Department of Trade and Industry is supporting the conduct of online sale events to help bring back consumer confidence and revive the economy amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Loans for COVID-19 hit small businesses hit over P1.3 billion - 2020-09-05
Loan applications approved under a program to help micro and small enterprises weather the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic have reached over P1.3 billion, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

BOP surplus extends to 6th straight month - 2020-09-05
The Philippines booked a balance of payments surplus for the sixth consecutive month in July amid strong inflows from additional foreign borrowings by the national government to cushion the impact of the coronavirus disease.

2 NPA rebels dead in Sultan Kudarat clash - 2020-09-05
Two suspected communist rebels were killed in pursuit operations on Friday for those who killed a soldier in Kalamansig town, Sultan Kudarat.

Elderly jeepney driver gets own store - 2020-09-05
A 72-year-old jeepney driver, who was arrested in Caloocan for taking part in a rally during the months-long suspension of public transport, need not leave his house to make a living.

JICA readies aid for Bangsamoro region - 2020-09-05
The Japan International Cooperation Agency is lining up assistance for the Bangsamoro region which has been hit hard by the pandemic amid its transition period.

TUCP to government: Look into jobs quality, not just numbers - 2020-09-05
Labor partylist group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines is urging the government to look into the quality of jobs in the country even as the latest jobs data indicated an easing in unemployment numbers.

PNP official slain in ambush - 2020-09-05
A Philippine National Police official assigned to Camp Crame was gunned down by motorcycle-riding men in Quezon City yesterday.

Quezon City barangays put up quarantine facilities - 2020-09-05
More than half of the barangays in Quezon City have put up their respective isolation centers to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Joy Belmonte said yesterday.

Group launches pandemic aid program - 2020-09-05
The Rotary International District 3800 recently launched a three-in-one pandemic aid program to bring relief to Filipino families.

Cascolan reshuffles 7 PNP execs - 2020-09-05
Philippine National Police chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan on Friday imposed another major revamp affecting seven key PNP officials.

COVID-19 patient, 85, escapes from Pangasinan hospital - 2020-09-05
The management of the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City is in hot water after an 85-year-old man who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 managed to escape from the hospital.

Girl, 6, raped, killed in Leyte - 2020-09-05
A six-year-old girl reported missing in Tanauan, Leyte on Thursday and believed to be a victim of rape was found dead in a grassy lot on Friday.

Ultra Lotto pot to hit P337 million - 2020-09-05
The jackpot for the Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw is expected to reach P337 million tonight, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

Are You Ready for the Shift to The New Commerce?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-05
Commerce entrepreneurs and players will converge in this webinar. They will present and share their innovative ideas and insights in E-Commerce, industry trends,

A psychedelics startup is testing an app for taking recreational LSD 'trips' more responsibly, just in time in for virtual Burning Man
Business Insider - 2020-09-05
Trip is the side project of a Field Trip, a startup that wants to mainstream psychedelic treatments in medicine.

This Week in Apps: Apple delays mobile ad apocalypse, app review changes, TikTok deal gets complicated
TechCrunch - 2020-09-05
TikTok deal talks got hung up over whether or not TikTok can export the app's algorithms, and Apple made headlines for delaying the rollout of a potentially disastrous iOS 14 change that's been panicking the advertising community.

Lorenzana bats for hotels as quarantine sites
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-05
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday said the National Task Force Against COVID-19 is looking to partner with hotels as potential sites for isolation centers that would

Sarah Huckabee Sanders called one of her former White House colleagues a 'liberal, aggressive, foulmouthed Jew from New York City'
Business Insider - 2020-09-05
Sanders' provided the colorful description of communications specialist Josh Raffel in her new book, "Speaking for Myself."

Bus driver in Makati crash to face raps for drug use
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-05
The bus driver, who was behind the vehicular crash in Makati City that left 13 people wounded, will face complaints for narcotics use, police said Saturday. Makati

1-Pacman Rep. Pineda tests positive for COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-05
Pacman party list Rep. Eric Pineda on Saturday revealed that he contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). "My dear colleagues I would like to inform everyone that I

Construction of transcentral road in Basilan to finish soon - 2020-09-05
Engineers are now constructing the remaining three-kilometer stretch of the Basilan "peace highway" traversing the center of the province where the Abu Sayyaf once had impregnable bastions.

Ayo resigns, UST accepts; JAO Group seeks common policies for professional, amateur sports
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-05
GROWLING Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo resigned, University of Santo Tomas (UST) accepted his resignation and the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) Group declared it would elevate the "Sorsogon City Bubble" issue to the Department of Justice (DoJ).

Cayetano: House may look into govt financial institutions to check if funds are well handled
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-05
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano thinks that the investments of financial institutions of the government should also be looked into to make sure that their funds are being

COVID-19 task force dangles hotel perks to discourage home quarantine
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-05
A ?5 billion fund under the proposed Bayanihan law will be used to send asymptomatic patients to hotels, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who heads the National Task Force Against COVID-19.

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