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Alibaba investors swap U.S. shares for Hong Kong amid crackdown
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
Temasek Group Holdings Pte., Baillie Gifford & Co., and Matthews Asia... The information-technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) industry has seen its productivity rise as quarantine ...

UK PM urges parents to let their kids go back to school
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The information-technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) industry has seen its productivity rise as quarantine restrictions were eased, making it one of the few sectors to have a ...

Parañaque COVID-19 cases top 4,000 - 2020-08-24
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in Parañaque has surpassed 4,000, the city health office reported yesterday.

Isko opens refurbished Lagusnilad underpass - 2020-08-24
After being stalled for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno led the inauguration yesterday of the newly renovated Lagusnilad underpass.

RCBC raises $300 million from foreign debt market - 2020-08-24
Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. raised $300 million as it returned to the offshore debt market through the first ever additional Tier 1 securities issuance out of the Philippines.

Index tumbles on lingering pandemic jitters - 2020-08-24
The stock market opened the week on a sour note, closing 61.82 points lower at 5,943.58, while the broader All Shares gauge slipped by 32.49 points, or 0.90 percent, to end at 3,540.57.

SEC order to bring back Bengzon to The Medical City leadership
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
MANILA, Philippines--The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered the operator of The Medical City to restore its board composition going back several years, paving the way for the return of

SEC order to bring back Bengzon as The Medical City CEO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
MANILA, Philippines--The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered the operator of The Medical City to restore its board composition going back several years, paving the way for the return of

Dow futures soar 300 points after Trump pushes plasma treatments
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
Stocks are set for a sharp rally on Monday after the Trump administration approved a potential COVID-19 treatment.

DOH backs tapping church leaders in dealing with mental health woes
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The Department of Health supports the plan to tap religious leaders to provide guidance, enlightenment, and support to those struggling with their mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greenpro Incubator Business Model and Dividends
YAHOO! - 2020-08-24
KUALA LUMPUR / ACCESSWIRE / August 24, 2020 / Greenpro Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GRNQ) today updated its shareholders about its business activities. Greenpro Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNQ), headquartered in Kuala Lumpur,

18 Chinese tech stocks soar 200% as a major market relaxes its IPO rules
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
ChiNext, a Nasdaq-like board on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, has debuted new rules that allow companies to participate in an IPO registration system akin to how public listings work in the United States.

SolGen Calida seeks cancellation of oral arguments on the anti-terrorism law
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The Solicitor General has filed an urgent motion asking that oral arguments on the anti-terrorism law be cancelled.

Bayanihan II, administration-backed stimulus, now up for Duterte's signature - 2020-08-24
The adminsitration-backed stimulus package worth P165.5 billion is now ready to be sent to President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature, ending months-long wait for an economic rescue plan meant to salvage sectors battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Lagusnilad underpass gets new look, sees return of 'Books from Underground' - 2020-08-24
The city government of Manila on Monday morning inaugurated the newly rehabilitated Lagusnilad pedestrian underpass.

IATF asks MVP, Ayala Group for fixed phone lines for centralized COVID-19 hospital hotline
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
IATF and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque rang up the heads of the MVP and Ayala groups -- once the subject of public rants by President Rodrigo Duterte -- to ask for dedicated phone lines for the government's centralized COVID-19 hotline.

US airline pilots are worried about their jobs. So some are learning to fly drones
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
With mass layoffs at US air carriers expected this fall, airline pilots like Michelle Bishop are anticipating the unwelcome reality that pilots like herself may soon be left without stable work. "I'm just trying to fly as much as I can,

Property hunters dump condos for houses in lockdown period - 2020-08-24
Since public transportation has been suspended from March to May...,property seekers may have looked for residential properties closer to their workplaces...," Lamudi said.

House ratifies Bayanihan 2
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The measure, which provides funding support for the government in its COVID-19 fight, will now be up for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature.

Battling the invisible: Mental health support amidst COVID-19
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The once busy street outside your home has become an eerily quiet road for nearly four months now. Unsurprisingly, the unfamiliar and deafening silence has plagued your mind ever since--tormenting a part of you that often seems distant and unreachable.

Philippines Reports 4,686 New Coronavirus Cases, 13 More Deaths
New York Times - 2020-08-24
The Philippine health ministry on Monday confirmed 4,686 additional novel coronavirus infections and 13 more deaths.

Congress mulls breaking apart P1.3-T ARISE bill provisions - 2020-08-24
The P1.3-trillion Accelerated Recovery and Investments Stimulus for the Economy (ARISE) bill will not be passed on its current form, and instead will see its components divided into small pieces "and separate packages,

Start of Avigan clinical trial in PH delayed
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The clinical trial for anti-viral drug Avigan as a treatment for COVID-19 in the Philippines has been postponed. The nine-month trial was slated to start on Aug. 17, but was pushed back to September at the earliest.

Close contacts of COVID-19 patients refusing isolation, testing may face sanctions
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The Department of Health warns persons who were identified as close contacts of a COVID-19 patient may face sanctions if they refuse to be tested or isolated.

BSP tells banks to ramp up security amid rise in text-based fraud
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
Financial firms are advised to review security protocols and ramp up anti-fraud measures as more scammers dupe depositors into giving personal data through fake text messages.

Blasts kill 9 people, wound soldiers in Philippines -- reports
NIKKEI - 2020-08-24
A bombing in a town on a restive southern Philippines island killed nine people and wounded dozens on Monday, among them soldiers and civilians, the military said, with Islamist militants suspected of being behind the attack.

Case closed: Supreme Court OKs Pemberton's withdrawal of conviction review
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The former US Marine withdrew his appeal on June 2, the same day the Philippines terminated the suspension of the Visiting Forces Agreement.

Philippines signs $28.8-M grant with EU for Mindanao peace efforts - 2020-08-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has secured a third tranche of aid from the European Union to fund peace initiatives in restive parts of Mindanao and the delayed rehabilitation of conflict ...

'Bayanihan 2' to ensure priority of local PPE makers, DOH says
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
Amid criticisms the Philippine government prefers buying imported personal protective equipment (PPE), the passage of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act will guarantee that local manufacturers will be the priority for procurement,

LIST: LTFRB allows resumption of 1,333 jeepneys in 23 routes - 2020-08-24
"Even if a unit isn't brand new, if it passes the roadworthiness test of the LTO, it will pass. Now talking about the pandemic, we can't let all the vehicles out because that will defeat the purpose of quarantine.

1,333 more jeepneys to ply Metro Manila routes on August 26
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has approved the resumption of operations of these traditional jeepneys in 23 routes.

Singaporean antibody firm draws throngs of Korean investors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
SEOUL -- Singapore-based antibody discovery firm Hummingbird Bioscience is drawing attention from South Korean investors for its computational systems biology-driven drug candidate discovery

Challenges and opportunities in education under the new normal
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
In the recently published Framework for Reopening Schools from UNESCO, UNICEF, the World Bank, the World Food Programme and UNHCR, these reputable international organizations are all one in saying that "the best interest of every child should be paramount.

Pagasa: Fair Monday weather with possible isolated rain showers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
Fair weather is expected nationwide on Monday, with possible isolated rain showers in the afternoon or evening due to

Medical and health education under the new normal
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
Even as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, life still needs to go on despite the quarantine. Like many businesses, the education sector also found ways in adapting to the digitized new normal while at the same time adapting to the needs of both

Palace: Business groups free to join IATF meetings
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
THE Supreme Court ruling that would lead to higher funds for local government units (LGUs) may prompt the national government to unfund P225.3 billion worth of projects and programs, according to ...

Locsin hits ban on health care workers to go abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-23
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. broke ranks with the administration to denounce the continued ban on health-care workers who want to resume or start working abroad amid

Women Who Tech Launches Challenge To Help Fund Startups Affected By Covid-19
Forbes - 2020-08-23
The organization aimed at funding women-led tech startups launched a program to help business owners affected by the pandemic get back on their feet.

Tropical Storm Laura Causes Dangerous Floods in the Caribbean
New York Times - 2020-08-23
The tropical storm, one of two storms churning through the Caribbean, caused severe rain and flooding in Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

1,000 More Coronavirus Deaths In The Past Day, CDC Says
NPR - 2020-08-23
The number of deaths has been slowly ticking down, but remains well above the totals seen in the early months of the pandemic. More than 175,000 in the U.S. have now died, according to the CDC.

Microsoft backs Epic Games, says Apple is threatening game development
Mashable - 2020-08-23
Microsoft filed a statement with the U.S. District Court presiding over the Apple/Epic Games legal dispute on Sunday.

POEA orders agencies to help stranded jobseekers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued Governing Board Resolution No. 11 requiring licensed recruitment agencies to assist applicants for overseas

Ventilation, short trips can reduce COVID-19 risk in public transport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-23
Proper ventilation and short trips can greatly reduce the risk of contracting the new coronavirus on buses and trains, according to a global study published this week, amid a

Russia, Expecting Plaudits for Vaccine, Is Miffed by Its Cool Reception
New York Times - 2020-08-23
Russian officials and scientists dismiss warnings about safety as Western jealousy and sour grapes. But only 24 percent of Russian doctors would take the vaccine, one survey shows.

5 Questions With Colton Griffin, CEO Of Flourish Software
Forbes - 2020-08-23
In 2011 after graduation, I moved to Atlanta to start my career at Manhattan Associates, which is a software leader in best of breed supply chain solutions.

Opportunities despite the weak economy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-23
The past few weeks were busy for analysts like me given the slew of economic data and corporate earnings results that came out. Not surprisingly, the second quarter GDP numbers and corporate earnings

6 killed in Calabarzon gun attacks - 2020-08-23
Six persons were killed in separate gun attacks in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) in the past two days.

Billions in Hospital Virus Aid Rested on Compliance With Private Vendor
New York Times - 2020-08-23
The Department of Health and Human Services told hospitals in April that reporting to the vendor, TeleTracking Technologies, was a "prerequisite to payment."

Citicore to start construction of solar plant in November - 2020-08-23
The renewable energy arm of Citicore Power Inc. is set to begin construction for a solar plant in Central Luzon in November under a joint venture with AC Energy Philippines Inc.

The Election Day asteroid is all hype
Mashable - 2020-08-23
The Election Day asteroid isn't end times. You may have seen headlines recently warning about an asteroid "zooming towards us" just before Election Day in November. But while the threats from climate-amplified wildfires,

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