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Top Adviser To Operation Warp Speed Calls An October Vaccine 'Extremely Unlikely'
NPR - 2020-09-03
Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to the administration's effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, said having a vaccine by next month was "not impossible." But a longer timetable appears more likely.

Amazon's robotics boss pushed for more pay before his sudden departure, as startups look to poach execs frustrated with its compensation structure
Business Insider - 2020-09-03
Porter's case reflects Silicon Valley's intensifying competition for talent, but also gives a rare look into Amazon's unusual compensation structure.

UCPB leadership revamped, crack probers sent in after hacking
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-03
A crack team of auditors from Land Bank of the Philippines and Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) was ordered to conduct a thorough examination of the inner workings of United Coconut Planters

Filipino nurses, med techs lowest paid in Southeast Asia
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-03
A study done by data aggregator iPrice Group reveals nurses and medical technologists in the Philippines are the lowest paid among Southeast Asian counterparts

Flu Season Looms And Scientists Wonder How Flu And COVID-19 Might Mix
NPR - 2020-09-03
There's a lot scientists don't know about how viral infections can interact. But researchers are eager to figure out how COVID-19 infections might affect flu infections and vice versa.

Saliva Troponin Test for MI Has 'Huge Potential,' But Still Early
Medscape - 2020-09-03
Results of a small feasibility study suggest a point-of-care test to detect troponin I in saliva rather than blood may eventually allow rapid out-of-hospital diagnosis of myocardial infarction.

DepEd sets suggested screen time for online learners
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-03
The Department of Education issued a memorandum which details the recommended screen time for online learners at every grade level

DOLE assures financial help to kin of OFWs killed in Abu Dhabi blast
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it will give financial aid to the kin of the two overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who died from an explosion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday.

Alvina Antar Named CIO Of Okta
Forbes - 2020-09-03
Today, Okta announced the hiring of Alvina Antar as senior vice president and chief information officer, effective immediately. At Okta, Antar will be responsible for enabling a seamless employee and customer experience as the internal technology arm of ...

Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks
New York Times - 2020-09-03
The attorney general is said to have set a deadline over the objections of career lawyers who say they need more time to build the case.

DOH threatens to revoke licenses of facilities who fail to properly dispose of infectious waste
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire warned health facilities that their licenses will be revoked if they fail to properly dispose of their infectious medical waste. "There is a sanction for all these healthcare facilities who are not properly disposing the hospital waste,

Mazda Philippines celebrates Centenary
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
The Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) conducted a webinar, titled "Philippine--Brunei Trade and Investment... MAZDA Philippines commemorates the iconic Japanese ...

A YouTube creator explains how she makes up to $6,000 per month from thrifting videos and how she built a career around sustainable fashion
Business Insider - 2020-09-03
Alexa Hollander is a YouTube creator with over 231,000 subscribers and shares videos about thrifting. She earns money from ads and brand deals.

Coffee, tea, cocktails
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is celebrating its 100 years anniversary this year. The ASAE was supposed to hold its in-person annual meeting and exposition for its centennial celebration in Las Vegas,

Bacolod churches suspend masses
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
The holding of masses in Catholic churches in Bacolod City was suspended for 12 days starting yesterday in a bid to help flatten the curve of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 infection.

Class 1 Railroads Need To Improve Their Performance By Investing Technology
Forbes - 2020-09-03
Class 1 freight railroads in North America have a terrible reputation for service. They need to up their game by investing in IoT technologies.

Drug suspect killed in Bulacan sting
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
A drug suspect was killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan on Wednesday night.

Solons questions P600-million PhilHealth claims; Duque rues inclusion by Senate
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
A SENIOR lawmaker has revealed another anomalous deal involving officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). During a House hearing last Wednesday, Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace S.

DBM says funding for creating jobs is in budget
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has given assurances that the government has set aside funding for the employment sector, which is currently fighting the surge in joblessness. DBM Assistant Secretary Rolando U.

And when September goes, we shall all be counted
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
Feasting on its national heroes on the last day of August, the country began counting its people on the first day of September. It was census all over the archipelago. Except for a few places where the spread of Covid-19 was surging,

Coronavirus latest: India closes in on 4m infections
NIKKEI - 2020-09-03
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread ... as well as Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index lost more than 1.5%. 11:40 a.m. The Philippines' inflation rate beat central bank forecasts and eased ...

Track autonomous vehicle testing in your state with this new tool from the US government
TechCrunch - 2020-09-03
The U.S. government rolled out a new online tool Wednesday designed to give the public insight into where and who is testing automated vehicle technology throughout the country. The official name of the online tool -- Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative

Sangley proponents seek fresh extension
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
The proponents of the Sangley Point International Airport project in Cavite have asked for more time to complete their post qualification requirements.

UnionBank expands cloud-based service
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines is further expanding its cloud-computing footprint through its partnership with Amazon Web Services as it continues to reap the benefits of its annual P3 billion investments in the digital space.

PHL rises to 50th in Innovation Index
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
A BRIGHT light shines for the Philippines this year as it moved four ranks to 50 in the 2020 Global Innovation Index (GII), from 54th in 2019, and 73rd in 2018, among the 131 economies in the world, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) reported through a webinar

EDITORIAL - Endangering public health
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
While people are taking pains to comply with COVID health protocols, wearing face masks and shields and keeping distance from each other, there are persons who are spreading the killer coronavirus.

NEDA-World Bank report on digital economy out soon
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
The National Economic and Development Authority and the World Bank are releasing within the month a report on digital economy in the country.

2 cops axed for drug use
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Two police officers have been relieved from their posts after testing positive for shabu during a random drug test, the National Capital Region Police Office announced yesterday.

ADB pressed further to stop funding coal-power projects
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
Civil society organizations (CSOs) expressed its support for the call of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) should revisit its energy policy and avoid financing new coal projects.

BOI investment pledges climb 25% in 8 months
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Investments approved by the Board of Investments went up 25 percent in the eight months to August from a year ago, a trade official said.

Stocks rebound on better jobless figures, US gains
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Share prices rebounded yesterday after five consecutive days of decline as investors cheered the easing of the jobless rate, as well as the sharp rise in US stocks.

Globe upgrades digital apps
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Globe Telecom has upgraded its digital apps to make it easier for its mobile and broadband customers to do self-service, allowing live agents to focus on more complex concerns.

China Bank raising $2 billion from offshore debt market
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
China Banking Corp. is returning to the overseas debt market to raise as much as $2 billion in fresh funds to bankroll its general financing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

1,137 register for 2022 polls
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Over 1,000 Metro Manila residents have registered for the May 2022 polls amid the strict health protocols imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Commission on Elections reported yesterday.

PNPA on lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
The Philippine National Police Academy in Silang, Cavite has been placed on lockdown for two weeks due to a spike in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.

Cascolan revamps PNP; Eleazar is No. 2 man
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Three days after he was appointed by President Duterte as Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Camilo Cascolan yesterday enforced a major revamp affecting key PNP officials.

Leila Alcasid on family, K-pop & finding her voice
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Leila Alcasid has the musical pedigree but she appreciates that her father, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, "lets me do my own thing."

Vehicle, motorcycle output, sales down by double digits
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
The rollout of new motor vehicles and motorcycles in the country skidded by double digits in the first seven months of the year as the coronavirus disease pandemic continued to affect operations.

Coronavirus latest: Philippine inflation eases to 3-month low
NIKKEI - 2020-09-03
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread ... which will allow the carrier to exit voluntary administration. 11:40 a.m. The Philippines' inflation rate beat central bank forecasts and eased ...

Sanchez negative for COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
Convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez will no longer be transferred to the Philippine General Hospital after he tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 yesterday.

Unemployment rate eases to 10% in July
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
The number of Filipinos without jobs fell in July from a record high in April following the easing of community quarantine restrictions, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Maguindanao massacre resolved -- Unesco
philstar.com - 2020-09-03
The Maguindanao massacre has been "resolved," according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

DICT activates free Wi-fi access points in Zambales
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has activated free Wi-fi access points in hospitals and schools around Zambales province, whose sites have been previously listed as "unserved and underserved.

Baguio, Valenzuela, Parañaque listed as 'benchmarks' in COVID-19 response
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-03
National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. commended the cities of Baguio, Valenzuela, and Parañaque for their "holistic and integrated" approach in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

SMC to revive Pasig River as part of its ?95 billion expressway project
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-03
San Miguel Corporation announced on Thursday its plan to revive the Pasig River as part of its P95.4 billion Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project.

CDC tells states to get ready for Nov. 1 vaccine distribution
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-03
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told states to prepare for a Covid-19 vaccine to be ready by November 1 and asked them to remove obstacles that would prevent distribution sites from opening.

Here's what the Burger King of the future will look like
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-03
Burger King's future restaurants will be fit for the coronavirus age, with triple drive-thrus, burger pickup lockers, takeout counters and more.

Philippines confirms 1,987 new coronavirus infections, 65 deaths
Reuters - 2020-09-03
The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday recorded 1,987 additional novel coronavirus infections, a new five-week low, and 65 additional deaths.

LTO vows more accurate evaluation in automated vehicle inspection
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-03
The Land Transportation Office assures the public that automated private motor vehicle inspection centers can now better evaluate the roadworthiness of a vehicle.

Groups call white sand on Manila Bay 'a sham,' 'purely aesthetic'
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-03
Two advocacy groups are questioning the decision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENER) to overlay white sand on the shores of Manila Bay along Roxas Boulevard.

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