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Amazon unveiled wild new devices that can move within the home -- and it might say a lot about the company's future plans
Business Insider - 2020-09-26
Amazon's new indoor drone is one of a few products hinting that the company's rumored Alexa home robot is coming.

PhilHealth to get P71-B in proposed 2021 budget, says Sotto
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will receive P71 billion funds in the proposed 2021 budget, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Saturday. In a

Honda stops development of Asimo humanoid robot
Rappler - 2020-09-26
Asimo, short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was first shown to the public in 2000, around two decades after development began in the '80s. The robot became a technologi

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Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
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Spontaneous Nosebleeds Tied to High Blood Pressure
New York Times - 2020-09-26
High blood pressure may increase your risk for nosebleeds, a new study reports. Korean researchers studied 35,749 people, average age 52, with hypertension, and matched them to a control group of 35,749 with normal blood pressure.

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Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Retrenched Singapore Airlines staff have been told that they will continue to receive their salaries until Dec 15, 2020. The Straits Times/Asia News Network Link to story: Singapore Airlines kicks off retrenchment exercise;

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FILE PHOTO: Band BTS performs during the 2020 MTV VMAs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
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Tawi-Tawi sibs support community, Badjao students by selling locally produced seaweed chips
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Starting a business in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy task, especially for local communities whose livelihood has greatly been affected. Yet, two sisters in the province of Tawi-Tawi hope

Yangon under strain as Myanmar coronavirus cases surge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has rapidly built new quarantine centers as it scrambles to contain the commercial hub's first significant coronavirus outbreak, with overworked medical

Hundreds of anti-coal protesters break into German mine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
LUETZERATH, Germany -- Hundreds of anti-coal activists staged protesters in and around a mine in western Germany on Saturday, demonstrating against the continued extraction and use of fossil

UP experts: PH 'healing' but MGCQ in Metro Manila not advised; 410k COVID-19 cases seen in October
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) -- The country is seeing improvements in the number of COVID-19 cases listed daily, but authorities should still be careful about easing restrictions ...

In The Era Of Hygiene, 'Clean' Author Makes The Case For Showering Less
NPR - 2020-09-26
Your skin's microbiome could use a break from soap and cosmetics, Dr. James Hamblin says. He ditched bathing for five years to harness the power of "good" microbes.

China opens auto show under anti-disease controls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Ford, Nissan, and BMW unveiled electric models with more range for China on Saturday as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls that included holding

Trump claimed he would mail $200 cards to millions of older Americans weeks before the election -- but it's not clear he can actually do it
Business Insider - 2020-09-26
Trump said Americans enrolled in Medicare would receive a $200 card in the mail so they could buy prescription drugs.

2 Abu Sayyaf members surrender in Sulu
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
The military is expecting more Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf members to surrender after additional two members voluntarily surrendered Friday to the security forces in Patikul town, Sulu.

DFA: 4 new COVID-19-related deaths among Filipinos abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
The Department of Foreign Affairs tallied four new COVID-19-related deaths among Filipinos living abroad, the agency said Saturday. The new fatalities came from the regions of

When Tech Amenities are Not Enough, Solons Bat for Expedient Allocation on Mental Health Act
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-26
Despite the safety and amenities offered by technology to work and study from home, they are not enough to offset the risk of mental health problems among many people. Streaming movies, gaming, and even social media interaction can only do so much to prevent mental health issues amid the pandemic.

American sued in Thailand over negative Tripadvisor review
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
An American has been sued by an island resort in Thailand over a negative Tripadvisor review, authorities said Saturday, and could face up to two years in prison if found guilty. Domestic

Over 320,000 used condoms being sold as new seized by police
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Police confiscated over 320,000 used condoms that were being recycled and sold by a facility in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam.

Officer who claims he was ambushed actually shot himself, gets arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
A police officer in Louisiana in the United States, who claimed he was ambushed and shot turned out to have actually shot himself, police investigations found. John Goulart Jr., 25, of the

Philippines surpasses 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases
Reuters - 2020-09-26
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 2,747 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 88 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 301,256 cases and 5,284 deaths.

Soldiers seize BIFF makeshift bomb-making facility in Maguindanao
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Soldiers found Friday in an upland area in Ampatuan town some 50 kilos of ordnance convertible to improvised explosive devices and materials for roadside bombs.

Quezon City police round up 95 quarantine violators in local resto-bar
philstar.com - 2020-09-26
Quezon City police arrested 95 people early Saturday morning for violating the city's quarantine and health protocols at a resto-bar.

Wilcon Depot rides on work from home trend to build up sales
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-26
More people working from home means higher sales for Wilcon Depot, which is slated to open two more stores before end-2020. Its next frontier: an online store.

Trade Dept. wants more businesses to operate, shorter curfew hours regardless of quarantine status
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-26
Whether Metro Manila remains under general community quarantine or shifts to a relaxed status, the Trade Department is just hoping more businesses will be allowed to operate and curfew hours will be shorter so shops can remain open longer.

SMC applying sustainable measures vs geohazards in Bulacan airport site -- Ramong Ang
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang on Saturday assured that the company is implementing sustainable measures to address

Trump expected to announce conservative Barrett for court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic conservative stamp on the

Rain showers expected in parts of Mindanao due to ITCZ -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
Rain showers are expected over parts of Mindanao due to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), the state weather bureau said Saturday.  In its 4 a.m. live weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric,

Fact check: Bovine tuberculosis is uncommon and safely cooked meat is not dangerous to humans
Reuters - 2020-09-26
Social media users have been sharing images of meat with spots on it and claiming it is a deadly and dangerous animal tuberculosis virus. This claim is misleading: when cooked properly, animal tuberculosis in meat is not harmful to humans.

As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in as many days as he tries to chip away at his Democratic rival's

Drug war deaths worsened amid COVID-19 pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
At least 201 drug suspects were killed during the pandemic, data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) showed. PDEA on Friday said that as of Aug. 31, 5,856

Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-26
The S&P 500 rose 1.6% after flip-flopping between small gains and losses a few times in the early going. Stocks have been erratic this month, with indexes setting new highs to start

Global COVID-19 death toll could hit 2 million before vaccine in wide use - WHO
Reuters - 2020-09-25
The global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, an official at the World Health Organization said on Friday.

DepEd denies it produced material that used malicious names
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
DepEd says it will file cases against producer of a learning material that used dirty names and was attributed to the department.

VCs and startup founders are having a big debate about the death of the pitch deck and the upshot is: they are still important
Business Insider - 2020-09-25
Startup founders and venture capitalists disputed whether pitch decks should be treated as strict scripts or springboards for conversations.

Who's Tweeting about scientific research? And why?
Phys.org - 2020-09-25
Although Twitter is best known for its role in political and cultural discourse, it has also become an increasingly vital tool for scientific communication. The record of social media engagement by laypeople is decoded by a new study publishing in the open access journal PLOS Biology,

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
YAHOO! - 2020-09-25
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space - more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, pr

Facebook critics launch shadow oversight board
CNET - 2020-09-25
The social network's own oversight board is expected to launch in mid- to late October. A group of Facebook critics have created a shadow oversight board to appraise the social network's content moderation decisions and other policies.

Coronavirus vaccine likely to be ready by April next year - FDA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
If everything goes according to schedule, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said a COVID-19 vaccine might be available in the country as early as April next year. But

Charges readied vs erring PhilHealth execs - Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Malacañang on Friday said erring officials of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will be facing the music soon because the government has zero tolerance for

Slower internet seen due to 5-day maintenance work
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Schools have called off regular classes while employees, confined in their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, worry about staying connected in the next few days. It is not

Lopez firm gets permit to build LNG terminal in Batangas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Liquefied natural gas may be introduced into the Philippine market as early as the third quarter of 2022 as First Gen Corp. and its partners have secured from the Department of Energy a permit to

Anti-red tape agency seeks more powers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
The Anti-Red Tape Authority (Arta) wants government agencies to be required to implement its recommendations on how to streamline processes, or else have their officials face suspension or even

First in possession
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Valerie claimed that Carmie and her farm laborers intruded into her land with the help of three policemen and other barangay officials. They destroyed the plants; harvested the root crops, corn, and

Rockwell Workspaces continues to innovate to fit the new normal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
The office property sector continues to exhibit resiliency amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Colliers International Philippines said a recovery is likely in 2021, during which

Future-proofing condominium investments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Residential end-users and investors have embraced condominium living in Metro Manila given the convenience of residing within its established and emerging business districts. Since 2012, Metro

Dolomite beyond Manila Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Dolomite is a material that has been around for ages, but it was only recently that it sparked the interest of many Filipinos. Earlier this month, the Department of Environment and Natural

PH Embassy in Qatar suspends repatriation of OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has put on hold its repatriation efforts since more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are choosing to stay and work in Qatar despite the ...

Condo demand pushed up PH property prices in Q2 despite pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Residential real estate prices of various types of new housing units in the Philippines rose by 27.1 percent in the second quarter of 2020 despite the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, based on the

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