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ByteDance offers to 'divest' its stake in TikTok's US operations to avoid Trump ban
Business Insider - 2020-08-01
Sources told Reuters that ByteDance has agreed to divest its US operations to avoid a ban on TikTok, which the Trump administration has threatened.

Microsoft nears deal to take over TikTok as Trump ban looms
Digital Trends - 2020-08-01
Popular social video app TikTok could be separating further from its parent company ByteDance to allow it to continue to be used in the U.S.

Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste tests positive for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste disclosed Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19. Leviste said in a video on his Facebook page that he decided to submit himself and members of his household to a swab test after two of his household helpers experienced headache and mild colds.

This Week in Apps: A guide to the US antitrust case against Apple, Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok
TechCrunch - 2020-08-01
This week, we're focused on rounding up the news from the U.S. antitrust investigation into Apple, as it pertains to apps, the App Store and developers.

Roboadviser Betterment is looking for ways into the do-it-yourself trading boom dominated by Robinhood, like adding more customization for users
Business Insider - 2020-08-01
Betterment is not trying to launch a "Robinhood clone," Mike Reust told us. But the robo-adviser is trying to understand the retail trading surge.

How Startups Could Reacquire the Lost Market Share Through Innovation
Entrepreneur - 2020-08-01
Innovation is the only solution to continue the journey of growth and give reasons to see the silver line in the form of innovations that will generate opportunities

Duterte Cabinet meets to address concerns of health workers
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-01
Key members of President Duterte's Cabinet and some members of the COVID-19 task force met Saturday night to address the concerns of medical frontliners, Malacañang said.

Listen to appeal of health workers to place NCR under under stricter quarantine -- Sen. Pangilinan
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-01
Senator Francis Pangilinan said Saturday that the government should listen to the appeal of health care workers for the implementation of stricter quarantine measures in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Monsoon rains to prevail over parts of PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
Rainy weather will prevail in parts of the country as Tropical Depression Dindo and another tropical cyclone outside the PAGASA's monitoring area continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, a forecaster said Saturday.

PH breaks COVID-19 daily record anew with 4,963 new cases; total surpasses 98,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
The country listed the most number of COVID-19 infections in a day again with 4,963 new cases, pushing the total number to 98,232, the Department of Health reported on Saturday.

Use of Filipino, native languages in pandemic communication pushed
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
The government should use Filipino and native languages in announcements and disclosures related to the coronavirus pandemic, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino has proposed.

Online Memorial Honors Filipino Health Care Workers Who Have Died Of COVID-19
NPR - 2020-08-01
FADEL: You talked about how many people with Philippine ancestry were dying on the front lines as health care workers. Are they overrepresented in their medical industry? LEVID: Absolutely.

PAL launches COVID-19 testing facility at NAIA Terminal 2 for non-OFWs
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
The Philippine Airlines on Saturday has launched a COVID-19 testing site for returning Filipinos and foreign nationals with permanent and immigrant visas.

PAL launches COVID-19 testing facility at NAIA Terminal 2 for non-OFWs
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
The Philippine Airlines on Saturday launched a COVID-19 testing site for returning Filipinos and foreign nationals with permanent and immigrant visas.

Trump says he will ban TikTok
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
US President Donald Trump says he will ban the popular short-form video app TikTok from operating in the United States, rejecting a potential deal for Microsoft to buy the app from its Chinese-owned parent company.

House deputy speaker, mayor wife test positive for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
House Deputy Speaker and Basilan Representative Mujiv Hataman confirms that he and his wife Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman tested positive for COVID-19.

44.9% of Baguio villages hit by COVID-19 - 2020-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 44.9 percent or 58 of the 129 barangays in Baguio City have been affected by the coronavirus virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Donna Tubera-Panes, city health services office infectious disease cluster head, said Barangays ...

Lipa City mayor orders stricter lockdown measures under GCQ - 2020-08-01
The mayor of Lipa City in Batangas has ordered stricter measures following President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement classifying the entire Batangas province under general community quarantine effective Saturday.

Commentary: Investing in health for Filipinos - 2020-08-01
This is because instead of consulting with a doctor when we get sick, Filipinos are more likely to tolerate their symptoms and try to fight through it with support and advice from friends and family.

'Losing battle': Philippine doctors, nurses urge new COVID-19 lockdowns
Reuters - 2020-08-01
More than a million Philippine doctors and nurses, saying the country was losing the fight against COVID-19, urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to reimpose strict lockdown in and around Manila.

9 killed, 3 hurt in Sulu clash with Abu Sayyaf - 2020-08-01
Six Abu Sayyaf members and three soldiers were killed as gunbattle erupted Friday in the mountain of Patikul town, Sulu, security official confirmed here.

Government to enforce motorbike barrier rule today - 2020-08-01
Police will start apprehending today motorcycle owners who are traveling with back-riders but without the installed physical barriers approved by the National Task Force against COVID-19.

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp, citing 'disagreements over certain editorial content'
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
James Murdoch, the youngest son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, made a dramatic break from the family business on Friday.

Analyst: Govt. must help telcos upgrade services
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) - Authorities have a role in helping telecommunications firms improve services in a bid to attract investors, an analyst said Friday. Speaking to CNN ...

Philippines extends coronavirus restrictions in Manila as cases surge
YAHOO! - 2020-08-01
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday retained coronavirus restrictions in the capital Manila until mid-August and announced free vaccines to combat a surge in infections that has overwhelmed health care workers and facilities.

Keep export, import supply chains, routes open-logistics expert
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-01
Amid repercussions of Covid-19 to the global trade and industries, it should not be a reason for the international business community to be paralyzed with fear, per JP Marzan Project Ventures Inc. ...

Magnitude 5.8 quake jolts Surigao Sur - 2020-07-31
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned of damage and aftershocks from a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that hit Surigao del Sur yesterday.

Tech giants lead gains as S&P 500 closes 4th winning month
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-31
Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, and strong gains for some of the market's most influential companies on Friday helped Wall Street close out its fourth

COVID-19 Update: PPI Risk, Aerosol Transmission
Medscape - 2020-07-31
Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today: An online survey of more than 50,

Buying Arm would give Nvidia firepower against rivals, but a merger would face intense 'regulatory and customer backlash,' analysts say
Business Insider - 2020-07-31
A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Good Subscriber Account active since DOW S&P 500 NASDAQ 100 Speculation that chip giant Nvidia could buy Arm from Softbank intensified Friday with a report that it planned to offer more than $ ...

Philippines' police have arrested 76,000 people for breaching lockdown as Duterte wages war on COVID-19 just like his war on drugs
Business Insider - 2020-07-31
Political science professor Aries Arugay told the Washington Post Duterte's government was a "one-trick pony."

Google says 20 U.S. states, territories 'exploring' contact tracing apps
Reuters - 2020-07-31
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday that 20 U.S. states and territories, representing about 45% of the country's population, are "exploring" contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus using a tool it developed with Apple Inc.

A 'very, very sneaky' problem doomed Rocket Lab's 13th space mission, according to the launch startup's month-long investigation with the FAA
Business Insider - 2020-07-31
Peter Beck, the CEO of Rocket Lab, said the problem may affect hundreds of rocket battery-pack parts but noted the fix is a matter of more testing.

Google Announces Measures To Crack Down On Misinformation Ahead Of Presidential Election
Forbes - 2020-07-31
The number of expected mail-in ballots could severely delay election results leaving social media open for disinformation campaigns from all sides, both before and after the election.

AirAsia resuming more international flights - 2020-07-31
We will issue a travel advisory with more, hopefully, international destinations in the coming days," AirAsia Philippines head of communications David de Castro said. AirAsia said flights to/from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok-Don Mueang,

Duterte adviser urges GCQ till year-end for better business planning
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-31
Amid the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Friday that Metro Manila and 12 other areas would remain under general community quarantine (GCQ)

Antigraft court acquits Parañaque treasurer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-31
The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has acquitted a Parañaque City treasurer of graft for allegedly reducing the property tax of a condominium association despite its supposed failure to comply with

Facebook raises settlement to $650 million in facial recognition lawsuit
Reuters - 2020-07-31
Facebook Inc raised its settlement offer by $100 million to $650 million related to a lawsuit that claimed it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent,

Introducing ARC: A New Small-Batch Gin From The Philippines--With A Twist
Forbes - 2020-07-31
ARC gin, distilled in the southern outskirts of Manila, is making waves in the industry and redefining craft distilling in the Philippines.

CMS Seeks Feedback on Electronic Opioid Prescribing Rules
Medscape - 2020-07-31
A January 2021 deadline looms for transmitting Medicare Part D prescriptions for controlled substances electronically. CMS says it wants to ease challenges for clinicians in complying with the rule.

Foreign loans, grants for COVID-19 hit $8.2 billion - 2020-07-31
Foreign borrowings and grant assistance secured by the Philippine government for its anti-COVID-19 measures and to finance various projects reached $8.2 billion as of end-June, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said.

Netflix is letting people watch things faster or slower with new playback speed controls
The Verge - 2020-07-31
Netflix is letting people choose the speed at which they want to watch something on their phone or tablet with new playback controls. Netflix will allow anyone on an Android mobile device to stream at either 0.

EDC keen on geothermal projects overseas - 2020-07-31
Energy Development Corp. is keen on pursuing geothermal projects overseas with pre-development projects lined up in the next couple of years.

Coca-Cola investing additional P1 billion into Philippines - 2020-07-31
Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. has made an additional investment of $22 million or approximately P1.1 billion to set up new production lines in the country.

Cops sent to secure COVID-19 centers - 2020-07-31
Police officers in Metro Manila have been deployed to prevent patients quarantined in hotels turned into isolation centers from leaving, an official said yesterday.

Drugs, PCSO deals eyed in executive slay - 2020-07-31
The murder of a Philippine Charity Sweepsatkes Office official on Thursday could be related to the illegal drug trade or contracts entered into by the PCSO for gambling operations, police said yesterday.

PSALM sees P900 million savings from RPT cut - 2020-07-31
State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. is using nearly P900 million in savings to pay off debts following the signing by President Duterte of an executive order covering real property tax breaks.

Kapamilya online live launched - 2020-07-31
CBN is going full blast with its digital pivot as it brings more of its content to the digital space three months after going off the air and a month after being denied of a new franchise to broadcast.

PNP to probe how Ecleo eluded arrest - 2020-07-31
How did former cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr. manage to elude a police manhunt for more than eight years? Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Gamboa yesterday ordered an investigation into the circumstances that prevented authorities from arresting Ecleo,

A new way of thinking - 2020-07-31
No doubt, many have started to embrace and patronize alternatives to conventional tobacco products such as cigarettes, obviously for health reasons.

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