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Did You Know: 113th birth annniversary of Ramon Magsaysay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-30
Aug. 31, is the 113th birth anniversary of the late President Ramon Magsaysay. Before becoming the seventh president of the Philippines, Magsaysay served as representative of the district of

Firm offers COVID-19, dengue insurance coverage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-30
Start-up Singapore Life Philippines Inc. (Singlife PH) will finally launch its product lineup--including COVID-19 coverage--this week after months of delay. Singlife PH president and chief

ATPCI: Trimetazidine Fizzles for Post-PCI Angina
Medscape - 2020-08-30
The antianginal was unable to provide added benefit when added to optimal medical therapy, but one expert questions: Was the right population studied?

Social VR, Facebook Horizon & The Future Of Social Media Marketing
Forbes - 2020-08-30
The future of connection will push the boundaries of today's technology, one virtual world at a time. Social virtual reality is gaining steam and marketers should pay attention.

Alsons sale of commercial papers gets SEC approval
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-30
A study of global business school INSEAD said that in many Southeast Asian nations, alternatives to shared living are unaffordable,... The Department of Finance (DOF) cited a pre-Covid study ...

Lawmaker positive for COVID-19 - 2020-08-30
Another lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 yesterday, bringing to 61 the number of House members and employees infected with COVID-19.

Evolocumab Safe and Effective in Pediatric FH
Medscape - 2020-08-30
The PCSK9 inhibitor lowered LDL cholesterol by 38% vs placebo in HAUSER-RCT, the first randomized controlled trial of one of these agents in the pediatric population.

Covid-19 Live Updates: F.D.A. Chief Highlights Circumstances for Early Vaccine Approval
New York Times - 2020-08-30
India is reopening the New Delhi subway, even as the country sets global records for new cases. Students in a Baylor University dorm were ordered to remain on their own floors for four days after several infections emerged.

Many of the same companies that say "Black lives matter" are involved with the systems that continue to oppress Black Americans
Business Insider - 2020-08-30
A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Good Subscriber Account active since DOW S&P 500 NASDAQ 100 Since the death of George Floyd, corporations have seized the moment and pledged to take actions to divest from the harmful systems ...

Outside looking in: Communications is the key
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-30
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 ...

Reforms in corporate taxation to boost economy - 2020-08-30
A reduction in the corporate income tax, complemented by reforms in the tax incentives system, will drive economic growth, create more jobs, and lower poverty incidence in the country, according to a study commissioned by the Department of Labor and Employment.

Factory activity in Asia improves in August - 2020-08-30
Purchasing Managers Indexes for manufacturing in Asia are expected to have improved in August from July as demand recovers slowly, according to London-based think tank Capital Economics.

GOCC subsidies swell in 7 months - 2020-08-30
The government extended P187.5 billion in subsidies to state-run corporations from January to July, a sharp 189 percent increase from P64.99 billion in the same period last year, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

P121 million smuggled cigarettes seized in Subic - 2020-08-30
Smuggled cigarettes with an estimated value of P121 million have been seized by agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at this port.

BSP extends easier FX transaction guidelines - 2020-08-30
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has further extended operational relief measures by relaxing the guidelines on foreign exchange transactions amid the pandemic.

The New York Times is ditching TV listings after 81 years
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-30
Sunday is the final day that the paper will include daily TV listings in its print editions. The TV grid in the paper was paired with a "What's on TV column."The New York Times has included only the grid in its New York City edition for several years now,

Healthcare spending - 2020-08-30
Dr. Ona traced the origins of universal healthcare here and he described our situation today as navigating our way through uncertainty. The COVID 19 pandemic aggravated the weaknesses of our health sector,

Merto Manila should remain under GCQ - Zamora - 2020-08-30
San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday he wants Metro Manila to stay under general community quarantine or GCQ.

M&A transactions to proceed quickly with Bayanihan 2 bill provision - 2020-08-30
A provision in the Bayanihan 2 bill, which exempts mergers and acquisitions worth below P50 billion from review by the Philippine Competition Commission, is expected to enable transactions to proceed quickly.

North Cotabato ambush death toll climbs to 9 - 2020-08-30
The number of fatalities in an ambush that occurred in Kabacan town in this province on Saturday has climbed to nine from eight.

Corn farmers buck feed wheat imports - 2020-08-30
Local corn farmers slammed a decision to import feed wheat, saying this will not exactly solve the high prices of corn.

Inflation likely climbed this month - 2020-08-30
Economists expect inflation to rise in August as the reopening of the economy after the lifting of the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine for Metro Manila and nearby provinces quickened the increase in prices.

ACR gets SEC OK for P1 billion CP sale - 2020-08-30
Alcantara-led Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. has received the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell P1 billion worth of commercial papers.

Overseas voter registration resumes tomorrow - 2020-08-30
The Commission on Elections will resume the voter registration for Filipinos working and living in other countries beginning tomorrow.

Trooper, 2 bandits slain in Sulu clashes - 2020-08-30
An Army Scout Ranger and two Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed in a series of encounters that also resulted in the wounding of seven soldiers in Patikul, Sulu on Saturday.

PNP virus cases exceed 4,000 - 2020-08-30
The Philippine National Police recorded 103 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 4,004 the number of PNP personnel who have contracted COVID-19.

Double pay awaits workers today - 2020-08-30
Workers who opt to work today will receive double pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday. The DOLE allowed employers not to immediately grant the mandated holiday pay to workers.

MPD detainee allegedly dies of COVID-19 - 2020-08-30
A 55-year-old detainee of the Manila Police District Station 9 reportedly succumbed to coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 at the Ospital ng Maynila yesterday morning.

Scamsters Using Twitter And Instagram To Market Fraudulent Covid-19 Drugs And Diagnostic Kits, Study Finds
Forbes - 2020-08-30
Scamsters on the internet are marketing and selling unauthorized Covid-19 diagnostic kits and therapies via social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram, according to a new study, which used artificial intelligence to identify suspect posts.

This tiny battery could change the game for micro robots -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-08-30
The battery is made from mostly non-toxic materials and is more environmentally friendly than existing batteries.

The Station: Luminar takes the SPAC path and Voyage lifts the hood on its next-gen robotaxi
TechCrunch - 2020-08-30
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to

National mental health hotline pushed
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-30
No. 7210, which seeks to create a government mental health emergency hotline that the pandemic-weary public may access for immediate assistance and medical intervention. The proposed law would also mandate the deployment of mental health workers in every barangay in the country so they may be able to reach more Filipinos in need of their services-the grassroots included.

This is your brain on Robinhood
Quartz - 2020-08-30
John Coates, a Wall Street veteran turned neuroscientist, wrote the book on testosterone and trading.

Inside the hormones, politics, and technology fueling a global stock market bubble
Quartz - 2020-08-30
As a new wave of day traders try their luck, centuries of financial history show we should be worried about the boom.

3 Chat Automation Tools That Accelerate Sales Growth
Entrepreneur - 2020-08-30
An example of such a tailor-made bot might accompany a prospect down the sales funnel and nudge him or her into an eventual transaction. "This year, more people are using messaging apps than social media platforms,

Army chief withdraws Sulu-wide martial law recommendation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-30
Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana on Sunday withdrew his recommendation to declare martial law in Sulu and pointed out that there could be better options

9 dead in North Cotabato ambush shooting
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-30
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on motorcycle riders in Kabacan, North Cotabato on Saturday afternoon killing nine people, authorities said.

Quezon COVID-19 death toll rises to 35
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-30
The only remaining active carrier of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the island town of Perez in Quezon has died, bringing the total number of fatalities in the

'Julian' intensifies into a typhoon, storm signals unlikely - 2020-08-30
Tropical cyclone 'Julian' (international name: Maysak) has intensified from a severe tropical storm into a typhoon, state weather bureau Pagasa said Sunday.

Prudent measures save SEA from worst Covid-19 fallout
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-30
Southeast Asia was among the first regions affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic outside China due to its proximity to the East Asian country. Majority of the countries in the ...

Philippines logs over 22,000 COVID-19 recoveries, as total cases breach 217,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-30
The Department of Health announces 22,319 more patients in the country have been cleared of COVID-19, while over 4,000 more have caught the virus.

Philippines Records 4,284 More Coronavirus Infections, 102 New Deaths
New York Times - 2020-08-30
The Philippines on Sunday confirmed 4,284 more coronavirus infections and 102 additional deaths. In a bulletin, the Department of Health said the Southeast Asian country's confirmed cases had risen to 217,

QC lawmaker withdraws 2019 bill granting the President power to choose a successor
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-30
Quezon City 2nd District Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo withdrew a bill she filed a year ago which sought to give the President authority to choose a successor who was not part of the succession line as said by the Constitution.

Robredo laments administration's aversion to criticisms on COVID-19 response
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-30
Pag sinabihan mong kulang yung response, sasabihin nila parang sinisiraan sila,' Vice President Leni Robredo says, following criticisms on her latest recommendations to improve the government's COVID-

Duterte urged to raise arbitral ruling on South China Sea row at UN
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-30
If we do not help ourselves, how can we expect other countries to help us?' retired Supreme Court associate justices Conchita Carpio Morales and Antonio Carpio, and former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario said in a joint statement.

No leads yet in North Cotabato ambush that killed 8 - 2020-08-30
The crime scene is inside the government-protected demonstration farming reservation of the University of Southern Mindanao.

Westmincom air and naval assets ready for pursuit operations vs ASG - 2020-08-30
Air and naval assets of forward military units are ready to assist in operation against the Abu Sayyaf in response to the August 24 bombings in Jolo, Sulu.

Julian now a typhoon, to leave PH on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-30
The state-run weather bureau said in its latest bulletin that Typhoon Julian remained stationary at 740 kilometers (km) east of Casiguran, Aurora as of 5:00 a.m., with maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

Farm tourism shifts gear amid pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-29
When the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic restricted leisure travel, agritourism lost its core offer -- the actual farm experience. Without the tourists, farm tourism operators had

And now Triller is trying to buy U.S. TikTok, report claims
Mashable - 2020-08-29
If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. In August, TikTok revealed that it has approximately 100 million monthly active users in the U.S. We reached out to TikTok, Triller, and the asset management fund in question,

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