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Echanis slain by trained killers, independent probe a must, says solon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-22
Like late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., peasant leader and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Randall

'Igme' strengthens into tropical storm - 2020-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical cyclone Igme has intensified from a tropical depression into a tropical storm as it moves towards Japan's southern Ryukyu Islands, state weather bureau PAGASA said late Saturday morning. The storm's center was estimated 340 ...

Lung Center critical COVID-19 beds fully occupied, says spokesman
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-22
A COVID-19 referral hospital advises the public to coordinate ahead with staff to avoid the long wait in the emergency room as critical care beds are fully occupied.

Autopsy: Echanis tortured before stabbed to death
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-22
Slain peace consultant Randall "Randy" Echanis was not shot but was made to endure "physical suffering" before he was stabbed to death by his assailants, according to results of an autopsy

S&P 500 ticks higher to record, powered again by tech stocks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
The S&P 500 ticked higher to close at another all-time high Friday, powered by strength for technology stocks and a couple reports on the U.S. economy that were

Free photos, graphics site Freepik discloses data breach impacting 8.3m users
ZDNet - 2020-08-21
Freepik is one of the most popular websites on the internet, currently ranked #97 on the Alexa Top 100 sites list.

Ayala Land creates thriving, investment-worthy commercial spaces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
By a certain measure, commercial spaces have defined the character and the dynamics of the estates where they are located. Thriving commercial spaces that offer a complete, diverse mix of uses have

Pulling Back The Covers On 'Strange Science Of Sleep'
NPR - 2020-08-21
We spend roughly a third of our lives asleep, but know very little about what happens while we slumber. In Dreamland, journalist David Randall presents what he's learned about sleep deprivation, dream interpretation and the explanations for his own bizarre sleep habits.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt teams up with Netflix to produce collaborative song for 'Project Power'
Mashable - 2020-08-21
Levitt's open collaborative production company HitRecord to create an original song for their film, "Project Power."

More aftershocks jolt Masbate - 2020-08-21
Days after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Masbate, more aftershocks continued to rock the province. A total of 324 aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 1.6 to 5.1, were recorded as of 11 a.m.

Read the 2 a.m. email that Epic's CEO sent Apple execs declaring war over 'Fortnite'
Business Insider - 2020-08-21
Just before Apple pulled "Fortnite" from the iPhone and iPad App Store, Epic Games CEO sent a letter declaring war on Apple's App Store policies.

House eyed funds for toilets - Drilon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
The ratification of the reconciled version of the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act, also known as Bayanihan 2, took longer than expected after the House of Representatives insisted on building public

'80s students thought Ninoy 'just another trapo' until he returned
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
Like many other college students in the 1980s, Ateneo de Manila University alumna and Kickstart president Minette Navarrete was then just beginning to understand the political issues swirling around

PPE makers gripe over DOH reliance on imports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
Months into the pandemic, health-care workers are still getting infected with COVID-19, prompting a group of local manufacturers to inquire whether the government could have been importing cheaper but

DA moves to help Cordillera farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has pledged to buy 5 metric tons (MT) of cabbage weekly from Cordillera farmers until September to help arrest the drastic drop in the price of the crop, which was

PH gets another $300-M loan from ADB
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
Another loan worth $300 million has been extended by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the Philippines, its host-country, this time to make financial services more accessible to Filipinos. In a

Epic's CEO sent Apple a 2 a.m. declaration of war over 'Fortnite': 'Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions'
Business Insider - 2020-08-21
In an email to Apple leadership at 2 a.m., Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney laid out plans to intentionally violate Apple's App Store terms of service.

Turkey converts another former church into mosque
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday ordered another ancient Orthodox church that became a mosque and then a popular Istanbul museum to be turned back into a place

Highs and lows of PH real estate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
Amid the changing economic and political landscape in the country, the real estate industry has transformed dramatically since the 1980s, seeing a cycle of downturns and recoveries. After a decade of

Five Ways to Exemplify Responsible Leadership
Inc - 2020-08-21
Recognizing this, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Accenture recently developed a responsible leadership framework and shared best practices at WEF's Young Global Leaders Summit this week. Here are five tenets of responsible leadership and thoughts on how you can put them into action.

Exclusive: Nearly a fifth of enrollees in Pfizer, BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine study are Black or Latino: executive
Reuters - 2020-08-21
Nearly a fifth of 11,000 people enrolled so far in a 30,000-volunteer U.S. trial testing a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and German partner BioNTech are Black or Latino, groups among the hardest hit by the coronavirus virus pandemic,

Is Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming To Xbox One Or Xbox Series X?
Forbes - 2020-08-21
The next generation of gaming is here, and it's Microsoft Flight Simulator. So will it come to Xbox One or Xbox Series X?

TikTok employees have started referring to Trump's deadline to ban the app as 'D-Day' over fears of catastrophic job losses
Business Insider - 2020-08-21
Through the uncertainty, TikTok has grown its US operations to 1,500 employees, and has committed to creating 10,000 jobs by 2023.

Catbalogan under ECQ - 2020-08-21
Catbalogan City in Samar has been placed under enhanced community quarantine starting yesterday following a spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.

Influenza Vaccination Critical During Pandemic, CDC Says
Medscape - 2020-08-21
The CDC is urging everyone to get vaccinated against influenza, saying it is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than in normal years.

Facebook CMO Antonio Lucio is stepping down after nearly 2 years as global marketing chief
Business Insider - 2020-08-21
Lucio has been Facebook's global marketing chief for nearly two years, and led the company through the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytics scandal.

Another cop dies of COVID-19 - 2020-08-21
The Philippine National Police has recorded another death among its ranks due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Isko seeks probe of Chinese-run firm - 2020-08-21
Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday asked the National Bureau of Investigation to look into a firm that distributed beauty products with labels identifying Manila as a "province of China."

India pharma firms told: Take closer look on growing PHL, Asean market
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-21
"As such, we see opportunities for greater ease of doing business especially in pharmaceutical activities that will greatly facilitate entry of investments into the country," she adde

BIR amends fair market value of unlisted stocks - 2020-08-21
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has amended the fair market value computation of stocks that are not traded in the local bourse, a move that is seen to ease the process of selling unlisted shares.

More loans, less infrastructure - 2020-08-21
Last Thursday night, the bicameral conference committee approved the final version of Bayanihan 2 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, resolving among others the contentious provision involving P10 billion in funds for the tourism sector.

P1 million shabu seized in Makati - 2020-08-21
Around 150 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu valued at P1.02 milion were seized from three drug suspects, including a 15-year-old girl, during a sting in Makati City on Thursday.

Ex-Comelec chief cleared in P1.7 million car deal - 2020-08-21
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Commission on Elections chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. of graft in connection with the alleged irregular purchase of vehicles amounting to P1.7 million in 2003.

SSS releases nearly P400 million for unemployment benefits - 2020-08-21
State-run provident fund Social Security System has released P391.28 million in unemployment benefits to members who were displaced due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns imposed in various parts of the country.

Increase in COVID-19 cases due to 'genuine' surge, not PH's testing capabilities
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
The increase in the COVID-19 cases is due to "genuine surge" and not because of the government's testing capabilities, said former Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral and University of the Philippines OCTA Research Fellow Guido David.

Rainy weekend seen due to LPA - 2020-08-21
More rains are expected over Northern and Central Luzon this weekend due to a low- pressure area, which was forecast to develop into a tropical depression last night or today.

84-year-old man, 18 others beat coronavirus in Bataan
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-21
A young couple in London was interviewed in a recent CNN Business article about their decision to move out of the city--something unheard of practically a few months back. As the article explains ...

Government to redouble efforts toward recovery - DOF chief - 2020-08-21
The government has committed to intensify its efforts to help the country recover from the damage brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance said.

Banks ordered to boost defenses vs cyberattacks - 2020-08-21
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has directed banks and financial institutions to strengthen their multi-layer controls against the fast-evolving nature of cyberattacks as more consumers embrace the use of digital platforms.

PPE makers eye $36 million investments - 2020-08-21
Local makers of medical-grade personal protective equipment are ready to invest an additional $36 million to increase capacity once they get more orders from the government.

Navotas residents refuse free swab tests - 2020-08-21
Mayor Toby Tiangco on Thursday expressed concern that while Navotas has lowered the number of COVID-19 cases, residents refuse to undergo free swab tests.

DOTr clarifies: No toll for EDSA - 2020-08-21
The Department of Transportation yesterday clarified that it is not proposing the establishment of a toll road along EDSA, which was raised by one of its officials in an interview with "The Chiefs" on Wednesday night.

P13.3 billion seized illegal drugs destroyed - 2020-08-21
At least 2.1 tons of illegal drugs seized in recent operations worth P13.35 billion were destroyed at the Integrated Waste Management Inc. facility in Barangay Aguado, Trece Martires City, Cavite yesterday.

House panel wants return of motorcycle taxis - 2020-08-21
A House panel has pushed for lifting of the ban on motorcycle taxis to ease the burden of commuters in the metropolis.

Magnitude 4.5 quake strikes off Claveria town in Cagayan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit waters off Cagayan on Friday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. Phivolcs said the tremor was

Displaced workers may find new jobs as online teachers, delivery staff, call center workers -- job portal
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Filipino workers displaced by the pandemic may have options in industries thriving in these trying times, a recruitment platform said Friday.

Displaced workers may find new jobs as online teachers, delivery staff, call center workers -- job portal
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Filipino workers displaced by the pandemic may have options in industries thriving in these trying times, a recruitment platform said Friday.

Facebook is giving away $40 million to Black-owned businesses
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Facebook on Thursday launched a $40 million grant program for Black-owned businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic -- part of the company's broader initiative to help Black communities, which it announced in June.

UN rights body asks PH gov't for 'independent, transparent' probe on activist killings
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
The United Nations' human rights body said it has raised concerns to the Philippine government over the recent killing of two activists - peace consultant Randall

Groups back House proposal to spare OFWs from PhilHealth collections under UHC Act
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-21
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