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DTI webinar promotes beauty, personal care exports to UAE
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-04
Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Dubai (PTIC-Dubai) organized a webinar on August 24 to help exporters of beauty and personal care products enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market.

Duterte can revamp PhilHealth even without emergency powers, senators say
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
Two senators are not too keen on granting emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to reform the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, saying the chief executive already has the capability to adequately address the situation.

Trade dept. eyeing SRP on laptops with 'basic features'
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says there may be room to impose a suggested retail price on select gadgets which provide the basic features for online learning, but those with more advanced specifications may not be covered by price caps.

Cloudy skies, light rains over most parts of PH due to localized thunderstorms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- With Typhoon Kristine (international name: Haishen) still far from the Philippine landmass, cloudy skies and light rains are expected over most parts of the country due

Demand rises for homes outside Metro Manila - Alliance Global
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
More Filipinos are opting to buy or build homes in the provinces in the past few months as Metro Manila counts the highest number of COVID-19 infections, Alliance Global Group CEO Kevin Tan says.

Second round of GR Supra GT Cup Asia Philippines sees old and new champions on the podium
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-04
A mix of old and new names filled the winners' list of the second round of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)'s national emotorsports program, the GR Supra GT Cup Asia Philippines. Hundreds of players participated from their own homes,

Typhoon Kristine enters PAR but not seen to have direct effect on Philippines - 2020-09-04
Weather forecasters said the typhoon with international name Haishen entered PAR at 9 a.m. It was given the local name "Kristine."

Senate bill to regulate establishment of crematoriums filed amid pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
A Senate bill which aims to regulate the establishment and operation of crematoriums in the country in the wake of the pandemic has been filed.

MinDA chief seeks lifting of ban on mature coconut exports
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-04
Secretary Emmanuel Piñol renewed an appeal to President Duterte to lift the Marcos-era ban on export of mature coconuts and issue a special permit for Mindanao exporters. The MinDa chief said Presidential Decree (PD) 1106 should be lifted to immediately help coconut farmers affected by

House begins deliberations on proposed P4.5 trillion 2021 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-04
With promise of "transparency" during the course of deliberation, the House of Representatives began Friday its discussions on the proposed P4.506

Nestlé PH recovers plastic waste equivalent to its plastic packaging in August
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-04
In January 2019, food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé globally articulated its broader vision for a waste-free future, that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfills and oceans,

Environmental advocates ask online businesses to use reusable packaging
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
An environmental group is appealing to online businesses to use reusable and eco-friendly packaging as online shopping has become the new normal during the pandemic.

Manulife Philippines strengthens financial literacy initiatives to support distance learning - 2020-09-04
Manulife has announced a partnership with education and community development non-profit organization Corazon Sanchez Atayde Memorial Foundation (CSAMF) to launch PesoSmart x RecoveREADS.

The advantages of using Linux
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-04
AS a developing country, the Philippines is always challenged to provide concerned stakeholders all their information and communications technology (ICT) needs to boost the digital capability of the country.

Pag-IBIG Fund members covered by 60-day grace period under pending Bayanihan 2
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
IBIG Fund stand to benefit from another 60-day grace period for loan payments once the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or the Bayanihan 2 becomes law, an official said Friday.

Inflation edges down to 2.4% in August with softer food price upticks
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
A slower pickup in food prices pulled August inflation to a two-month low, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Friday.

Cebu local officials demand probe on dolomite extraction for Manila Bay
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
The Cebu provincial board members reveal that they are "alarmed" after the extraction of dolomite rocks brought to Manila Bay was done without permit from the local government.

Philippines confirms 3,714 new coronavirus cases, 49 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-09-04
The Philippine health ministry on Friday reported 3,714 novel coronavirus infections and 49 additional deaths.

Woman held for P109 million scam - 2020-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A 34-year-old woman was arrested yesterday in what police said was a botched transaction for at least P109 million worth of surgical gloves in Binondo, Manila. Haydee Gido, of Malibay, Pasay, was apprehended during an operation in ...

House inquiry urged into North Cotabato ambush incident - 2020-09-04
Six Mindanao lawmakers are pushing forward an inquiry on the August 29 brutal killing of nine Moro men in the premises of the University of Southern Mindanao in Kabacan, North Cotabato.

Philippine Fund Mulls Oil Storage and Pipeline Unit Sale
YAHOO! - 2020-09-04
The Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure Fund is weighing selling an oil storage and pipeline company in the country, according to people with knowledge of the matter.PINAI, as the fund is known,

Gov't borrowings boost Philippines dollar position in July - 2020-09-04
The July outturn marked the sixth straight month of surplus this year and added to the year-to-date dollar surplus worth $4.12 billion.

Philippines Talking to Pfizer, Russia on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply
New York Times - 2020-09-04
MANILA -- The Philippine health ministry said on Friday it was due to meet representatives of U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and the Russian embassy, as the Southeast Asian country looks to secure a ...

Philippines talking to Pfizer, Russia on COVID-19 vaccine supply
YAHOO! - 2020-09-04
MANILA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry said on Friday it was due to meet representatives of U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and the Russian embassy, as the Southeast Asian country ...

Group swaps trash for cash amid pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
Po and her group called Plastic Credit Exchange dangles an alternative for struggling Filipinos to earn extra money during the COVID-19 crisis. All one has to do is collect plastic waste.

Pemberton camp seeks dismissal of appeal blocking US Marine's early release
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
The lawyer for Joseph Scott Pemberton asks a local court to dismiss the petition that seeks to delay the release of the United States Marine convicted of killing Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude.

Gov't to meet with two COVID-19 vaccine developers
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
Philippine officials are meeting with Pfizer and 'Sputnik V' manufacturers today, Health Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire confirms.

Filipino dead as ships, boats try to douse oil tanker fire off Sri Lanka
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-04
Ships, boats and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India were escalating efforts to douse a fire raging on an oil tanker east of Sri Lanka for a second day Friday. The navy

Lola Gets takes on TikTok, spreads good vibes
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-04
From rising to stardom as Darna in the 1960s to receiving local and international accolades for lead and supporting movie roles in the 2000s, veteran actress Gina Pareño - Lola Gets to many - has reinvented herself this year,

Factory restart struggles with nothing to bring employees to work - 2020-09-04
Manufacturing output sustained a downtrend, albeit at a slower clip, on the second month of economic reopening in July as factories face an uphill climb to recovery amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic.

Ayala Group of Companies shares stories of modern heroes on National Heroes Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-04
A hero is born among a hundred," a famous philosopher once said. But today, as we face one of the biggest challenges of the century, many of us have stepped up to become heroes in our own

Philippine inflation eases to three-month low in August
Nasdaq - 2020-09-04
Philippine inflation eased to the slowest pace in three months in August, coming in below central bank and analysts' forecasts, amid sluggish demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and giving the central bank more room for further policy easing.

Ex-Ozamiz Councilor Ardot Parojinog found dead in detention cell
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-04
Former Ozamiz City councilor Ricardo "Ardot" Parojinog was found dead in his detention cell at the Ozamiz Police Station Friday morning, police said. Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan said "no violence was noted" in the death of the long-time fugitive and member of a political clan tagged in the illegal drug trade.

Filipinos trading for food, as online bartering soars
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-04
Struggling to make ends meet, Lorraine Imperio swapped a pair of Nike slip-on shoes for a whole dressed chicken on an online bartering site, one of dozens that have sprouted

Pagasa: Fair Friday weather; typhoon expected breach edge of PAR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Fair weather with partly cloudy to cloudy skies and isolated rain showers will prevail nationwide as Typhoon Haishen is expected to graze the northeastern edge of the ...

DICT rolls out free Wi-Fi in Zambales schools, hospitals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-03
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) rolled out free Wi-Fi access points in hospitals and schools in Zambales, providing connectivity boost in the

Over 7,000 health workers dead from coronavirus, Amnesty says - 2020-09-03
At least 7,000 health workers worldwide have died after being infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,300 in Mexico alone, the most for any country, Amnesty International said Thursday.

SpaceX says its Starlink satellite internet can download 100 megabits per second, and 'space lasers' transfer data between satellites
Business Insider - 2020-09-03
SpaceX's private beta tests are revealing Starlink satellite internet to be quite fast, according to the company.

Tech slump sends stock market to its biggest loss since June
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-03
Wall Street's euphoria took a break Thursday, as steep losses in technology stocks dragged the rest of the market down with them. The S&P 500 fell 3.5%, the

LIST: Celebrity entrepreneurs share tips for starting business during pandemic - 2020-09-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Managing a business in the midst of a pandemic is never easy. But brewing the right strategy can help entrepreneurs boost not only their mood, but their business success ...

Coronavirus Briefing: What Lies Ahead
New York Times - 2020-09-03
By Lara Takenaga and Jonathan Wolfe This is the Coronavirus Briefing, an informed guide to the global outbreak. Sign up here to get the briefing by email. The C.D.C. told states to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by early November,

Drug Combo Slows Functional Decline in ALS
Medscape - 2020-09-03
A fixed-dose combination of sodium phenylbutyrate and taurursodiol slowed the rate of decline in physical function in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the pivotal CENTAUR trial.

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.

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