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New technology export rules in China could affect TikTok sale to a US company
The Verge - 2020-08-29
Plans for a TikTok sale may have a new obstacle, with China implementing new rules on AI technology exports, The New York Times reported. The new export control rules, which focus on technology the Chinese government considers sensitive,

Slack fixes 'critical' vulnerability that left desktop app users open to attack
Mashable - 2020-08-29
Slack and its scores of desktop app users just dodged a major bullet. The communications tool relied upon by journalists, tech workers, and D&D fans alike disclosed on Friday a "critical" vulnerability -- now fixed -- that would have let hackers run wild on users' computers.

NOW Telecom readies rollout of 5G network - 2020-08-29
Telecom Co. Inc., an affiliate of publicly listed technology firm NOW Corp., is preparing to join the big league as it sets the stage for its public listing as well as its 5G network rollout.

Modern rice agriculture - 2020-08-29
The Department of Agriculture will utilize radio technology to implement a unified distance learning program on modern rice agriculture as part of efforts to reach more farmers amid the pandemic.

Domestic trade drops sharply in Q2 - 2020-08-29
Local trade of goods contracted severely both in terms of volume and value in the second quarter of the year when the entire Luzon was placed under a strict community quarantine, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported.

New promos rolled out by Smart, Globe - 2020-08-29
Mobile network providers Smart and Globe are providing their subscribers with new promos that will cater to their varying needs.

Sun Life Foundation launches Rise Brighter - 2020-08-29
Sun Life Financial Philippines Foundation Inc. recently launched its "Rise Brighter PH" program to promote financial security and provide accessible health care amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Back to class: Despite Covid-19 surge, Europe reopens schools
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-29
The Department of Health on Saturday warned the public that sharing names of Covid-19 patients around social media is illegal, with fines ranging from P500,000 to P2,000,000. The Department of ...

PhilHealth: Who is on trial? - 2020-08-29
The gift arrived in a box, but the dancer sprung unwrapped, also unwrapping ideas that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. execs have money to burn.

ADB: Countries need vaccine distribution plan - 2020-08-29
As efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 progress at a remarkable pace, countries must plan ahead for its eventual mass manufacturing and distribution, according to the Asian Development Bank.

Mild quakes jolt North Luzon, Davao Occidental - 2020-08-29
Quakes with magnitudes of 4 and 4.2 struck 460 kilometers southeast of Sarangani in Davao Occidental at about 7:05 a.m. and Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya at around 8:17 a.m., respectively. Phivolcs said no damage or aftershocks were expected from the quakes.

Hope in the midst of a pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-29
A 29-year-old Filipino organization development (OD) expert and business organization chief executive is slated to speak at an online global leadership forum next month. Louie Evans Sala ...

Villar wants medical schools in every region - 2020-08-29
The government must put up at least one medical school in each and every region in the country as a way to increase the number of doctors and improve the healthcare workforce, Sen. Cynthia Villar said recently.

Face shields now a must in Pasig, Pasay - 2020-08-29
Wearing face shields on top of face masks is now mandatory in Pasig and Pasay. Mayor Vico Sotto said the Pasig City council passed a resolution authored by Councilor Rhichie Gerard Brown requiring people to wear face shields whenever they are outside of their homes.

5 city pound execs face cruelty raps - 2020-08-29
Rights group Philippine Animal Welfare Society filed an animal cruelty complaint against officials of the Manila city pound for keeping rescued cats and dogs in cramped and filthy cages.

SM among top Asia firms for community outreach - 2020-08-29
Consistent with its staunch advocacy of sustainability, SM Investments Corp. was recognized among the Top Community Care Companies in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards 2020.

Northern Vizcaya seeks return to MECQ - 2020-08-29
Nueva Vizcaya wants to revert to stricter modified enhanced community quarantine from the current modified general community quarantine following a spike in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.

EDC shifts to integrated reporting - 2020-08-29
Lopez-led Energy Development Corp.has released an integrated report covering its financial as well as non-financial performance for 2019 as it aims to measure the value it contributes to the ecosystem and society.

GSIS resumes GFAL program - 2020-08-29
State-run Government Service Insurance System has resumed transactions under the GSIS Financial Assistance Loan.

After PNP warning, lawyer vows to wear mask, shield - 2020-08-29
After getting a stern warning from the Philippine National Police , lawyer Lorenzo Gadon yesterday promised to wear a face mask and a face shield in public.

Belmonte bares best responses vs COVID-19 - 2020-08-29
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday highlighted the best practices that helped keep the number of active COVID-19 cases in the city at manageable levels.

150 more cops test positive for coronavirus - 2020-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded 150 new coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases. PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said the total number of cases in the police force is now 3,

Bulacan governor catches COVID-19 - 2020-08-29
Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando has confirmed that he tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

House logs 3 more COVID-19 cases - 2020-08-29
House secretary general Jose Luis Montales said the first case is an employee assigned at the transportation service on Aug. 25. The second case is a congressional staff who last reported to work on Aug.

P20 million marijuana plants destroyed in Kalinga - 2020-08-29
Around 100,000 fully grown marijuana plants worth P20 million were uprooted in a clandestine plantation in Barangay Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga on Friday.

P221.4 million smuggled cigarettes seized - 2020-08-29
The Bureau of Customs seized P221.4 million worth of smuggled cigarettes during its operations in Manila, Batangas and Subic this week.

Tropical Storm Julian slightly intensifies, slows down while moving over Philippine Sea
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-29
Tropical Storm Julian is likely to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday evening, August 31, says PAGASA.

MORE Power modernization program gets support from Iloilo business group
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-29
Iloilo Economic Development Foundation (ILEDF), the city's prime business group, has supported MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) and its P1.8 billion

More workers seen to suffer from mental health woes amid the pandemic
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-29
The persistence of COVID-19 pandemic, which already sent the Philippine economy to recession, will result in more Filipino employees suffering from mental health issues, which would be "disastrous" to businesses,

Facebook and other big tech companies say remote work is here to stay. Here's why they're snapping up huge office spaces anyhow.
Business Insider - 2020-08-29
Tech giants are lapping up space at a time when virtually no other large office users have been active and many are downsizing their footprints.

Duterte bemoans Japan PM Abe's resignation over health problems - 2020-08-29
Shortly after setting a record for the longest consecutive run as prime minister at almost eight years, Abe announced Friday that he is stepping down due to his health condition. Duterte said that the bilateral relations between the Philippnes and Japan "greatly flourished" during Abe's tenure,

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck that data startup GRID used to win investment from Uber backer NEA in a $12 million funding round
Business Insider - 2020-08-29
As well as Uber backer NEA, GRID's funding round was also backed by existing investors BlueYard Capital, Slack Fund, and Acequia Capital.

Lagundi trial gets green light, virgin coconut oil seen to reduce risk of coronavirus
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-29
Meanwhile, in vitro clinical studies conducted abroad support the potential of lauric acid, the fatty acid found in virgin coconut oil, as well as its derivative monolaurin, as antiviral agents against SARS-CoV-2,

Senator warns penalties vs distribution utilities violating ERC directives
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-29
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Saturday warned that distribution utilities would face penalties if they violate the Energy Regulatory Commission's (ERC) order on easing

8 killed in North Cotabato ambush incident - 2020-08-29
Eight motorists were killed in an alleged ambush in Barangay Aringgay in Kabacan town past noontime Saturday. The victims were on separate motorcycles en route to an interior area in Barangay Aringgay when they were attacked by gunmen positioned along the road.

No new COVID-19 deaths among Filipinos abroad--DFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-29
The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said that there were no new COVID-19-related deaths among Filipinos living abroad according to latest data. Meanwhile, DFA recorded

P35-million TESDA regional office building inaugurated in Koronadal - 2020-08-29
Officials inaugurated Friday the P35 million worth regional office building here of the Technical Education and Skills Authority-12, something employees had, for 18 years, wished to have.

Tropical storm Julian seen to intensify into typhoon, bring rains in parts of Luzon
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-29
Severe Tropical Storm Julian will likely strengthen into a typhoon within Saturday as it remained almost stationary in the Philippine Sea east of the country, weather bureau PAGASA reports.

PH COVID-19 cases jump to 213,131 with 3,637 new infections
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-29
The country recorded another surge in coronavirus infections with the total reaching 213,131 on Saturday, the Department of Health announced.

Philippines confirms 3,637 coronavirus infections, 94 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-08-29
The Philippines reported 3,637 new coronavirus infections and 94 more deaths on Saturday, taking its tally to 213,131 cases and a toll of 3,419, the health ministry said in a bulletin.

Bulacan governor starts work from home after contracting COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-29
Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday (Aug. 28), but will continue to perform his duties online while he

Elon Musk shows off a working brain implant -- in pigs
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-29
Elon Musk promised that he'd show a working demo of his latest technology moonshot, a new kind of implantable chip for the brain, on Friday. And he did, but it wasn't with a human subject: Rather, it was with a pig named Gertrude.

Bayanihan 2: Strengthening our health response against COVID-19
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-29
BETTER DAYS As this goes to print, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the country is most likely to have breached the 200,000 mark -- a little more than three weeks after surpassing the 100,000 mark earlier this month.

Locsin also thumbs down Coast Guard attaché in Washington
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-29
After denying the Philippine Coast Guard's request for an attaché in Beijing, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin says there's also no need for one in Washington.

'Julian' strengthens into severe tropical storm - 2020-08-29
No tropical cyclone wind signals have been raised and remain unlikely in any part of the country, according to PAGASA. Although "Julian" is less likely to directly cause high impact weather over the country,

Megaworld hastens digital shift of business processes
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-29
Megaworld Corp., the property development arm of businessman Andrew Tan, said it will accelerate the implementation of its digitalization efforts across its businesses as the company navigates the so-called new reality.

Why does Walmart want TikTok? Look at how teens shop in China
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-28
Analysts who have watched the meteoric rise of social commerce in China -- a mash-up of social media activity and frenzied online shopping -- say Walmart's interest in TikTok makes perfect sense.

AT&T Reportedly Looking To Shed DirecTV After Persistent Subscriber Losses
Forbes - 2020-08-28
AT&T and advisers at Goldman Sachs have been in talks with private-equity suitors about the satellite TV unit, the Journal said, listing as potential bidders Apollo Global Managemen t, which had expressed interest last year,

Peter Thiel-backed Compass Pathways files for U.S. IPO
Reuters - 2020-08-28
Peter Thiel-backed Compass Pathways Plc on Friday filed for an initial public offering (IPO), adding to a flurry of filings from tech companies during a week that has already seen Palantir Technologies and Snowflake Inc make their IPO paperwork public.

S&P 500 rises to close out longest weekly win streak of 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-28
The gains keep piling up on Wall Street, and the S&P 500 rallied again on Friday to close out its fifth straight winning week. The benchmark index rose 23.46, or

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