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  • 53 mins Denice Zamboanga ready for her biggest challenge yet Inquirer |Sports
    MANILA, Philippines — Putting her animosity with Angela Lee aside, Denice Zamboanga is raring to get her campaign going in next year’s Atomweight World Grand Prix. Zamboanga and Lee recently exchanged jabs on social media, but the undefeated Filipino knows the only way to settle the score is to win the Grand Prix tournament and […] The post Denice Zamboanga ready for her biggest challenge yet appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 2 hours Web users look to a world of nutrients in the face of COVID-19 Inquirer |Tech
    A Google Trends report showed a link between COVID-19 cases and searches for specific nutrients, although the searches varied per country. The post Web users look to a world of nutrients in the face of COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer Technology. ... more
  • 2 hours LOOK: Rare dinosaur skeleton found by 12-year-old boy while hiking Inquirer |Tech
    A 12-year-old boy's hiking trip went a notch more exciting than expected after he discovered rare, 69-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The post LOOK: Rare dinosaur skeleton found by 12-year-old boy while hiking appeared first on Inquirer Technology. ... more
  • 2 hours PNOC-EC to start drilling activities off northwest Palawan in 2021 Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Oil Co.-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) is looking to start drilling activities for one of its petroleum service contracts (SC) covering an area off northwest Palawan in the last quarter of 2021. This comes as President Rodrigo Duterte has already lifted the moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the resource-rich West Philippine Sea. "With the lifting of the moratorium, part of our plan is centered on the two service contracts that we have. One is within the disputed area and one is well inside northwest Palawan, that is SC 57 and SC 59," PNOC-EC president ... more
  • 2 hours Man uses angel statue to fight off bear attacking young woman Inquirer
    A man managed to scare off a bear that was "aggressively" attacking a young woman by hitting it with a statue of an angel. The animal struck the victim (name withheld) on the deck of Roy Helmer's home in Hay River, Canada, on Oct. 16, as per CBC on the same day. When the woman began screaming, she eventually caught the attention of Helmer's partner at around 3 a.m. She immediately looked outside and saw the bear on top of the woman. Upon seeing this, she quickly woke up Helmer. Once Helmer checked the front of their home, he witnessed ... more
  • 2 hours DOH checking signs of coronavirus herd immunity among Cebu City vendors Inquirer
    CEBU CITY --- The Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas is investigating if herd immunity against coronavirus has developed among vendors in the city's biggest public market, Carbon. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH regional spokesperson, said there's a need to collect more evidence to confirm if herd immunity, or a large group of people getting immunity from SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has emerged among the vendors. "Herd immunity is more likely to occur with vaccines," Loreche said. "So for now, let's adhere to the health standards that can prevent the transmission of the virus and at ... more
  • 3 hours Cone says rookie Tolentino’s game will flourish with Ginebra Inquirer |Sports
    MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone heaped praise for his rookie Arvin Tolentino, who made the most out of his starting gig against Meralco on Sunday. Tolentino showed flashes of his potential after scoring 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field that went with four rebounds in over 21 minutes of […] The post Cone says rookie Tolentino’s game will flourish with Ginebra appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 3 hours Cone says rookie Tolentino’s game will flourish with Ginebra Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone heaped praise for his rookie Arvin Tolentino, who made the most out of his starting gig against Meralco on Sunday. Tolentino showed flashes of his potential after scoring 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field that went with four rebounds in over 21 minutes of action in the 105-91 win. "Arvin is a talent. I've been saying it the day we drafted him. He is a talented kid and he's versatile," said Cone. The 6-foot-5 forward was selected 10th overall by Ginebra in last year's draft and Cone believes the ... more
  • 3 hours ‘Love triangle’ eyed after cop, woman found dead in Talisay City police outpost Inquirer
    CEBU CITY --- A police officer and his rumored girlfriend were found dead inside a police outpost in Talisay City, south of Cebu past 10 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 20). Lt. Praxilo Albiso, the deputy chief of the Talisay City police, and Vernice Cardino had bullet wounds in their heads. According to investigators, Albiso could have shot and killed Cardino first before killing himself with his service firearm. Police are looking into the possibility of a "love triangle" angle in the crime. TSB...Keep on reading: ‘Love triangle’ eyed after cop, woman found dead in Talisay City police outpost ... more
  • 3 hours Student accused of staging kidnap during online class Inquirer
    A high school student in the United States allegedly staged a kidnapping prank during a virtual class---and got the police involved. The 11th grade male student was attending an online class on Thursday morning, Oct. 15, when the incident took place, WJLA reported yesterday, Oct. 19. The student from Quince Orchard High School in Maryland initially had his camera off during the class held via Zoom, Fox 5 DC reported. When it was turned on, two males were seen with him. One of the men was in a black ski mask and waving what looked like a gun. The teacher ... more
  • 3 hours SM Supermalls marks milestone with the first-ever virtual ‘SuperKids Day’ Inquirer
    SM Supermalls and its kiddie shoppers across the country recently made history with the celebration of the first-ever virtual SM SuperKids Day that was held at SM Supermalls' official Facebook page. On its fourth year, SuperKids Day continued the tradition of highlighting everything that Filipino children love at SM -- shopping, eating, playing, and having fun -- but this time, they enjoyed their "SM moments" with their families at the comforts of their homes. "It's been seven months since we last saw your smiles, heard your laughter, and felt your happiness while spending your fun SM moments with us," said ... more
  • 3 hours HP, Intel hold cybersecurity forum on October 23 Inquirer |Tech
    With many Filipinos forced to work or study at home amid the pandemic-induced lockdowns, black-hat hackers have shifted their sights to home networks which are multiple times more vulnerable to malware and virus attacks than the secure office perimeter. Thus, technology leaders HP and Intel are bringing “Cyber Lockdown” – a timely panel discussion on […] The post HP, Intel hold cybersecurity forum on October 23 appeared first on Inquirer Technology. ... more
  • 3 hours HP, Intel hold cybersecurity forum on October 23 Inquirer
    With many Filipinos forced to work or study at home amid the pandemic-induced lockdowns, black-hat hackers have shifted their sights to home networks which are multiple times more vulnerable to malware and virus attacks than the secure office perimeter. Thus, technology leaders HP and Intel are bringing "Cyber Lockdown" - a timely panel discussion on how to protect our data and devices from cyber attacks on October 23, Friday, at 10:00 am. The online forum will be headlined by IT experts - HP Senior Security Advisor Junaid UR Rehman, Intel Asia Regional Account Manager Carrie Chow, ePLDT Chief Information Security ... more
  • 3 hours PBA Player of the Week: Hard work pays off for Pogoy Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines---Even Roger Pogoy himself was surprised by how good he's played from the get-go in the PBA bubble restart. Pogoy has been the best player so far since the Philippine Cup resumption in Pampanga, showing no effects of rust despite coming off a seven-month hiatus. "I did not expect to play this well but I tried to stay in shape during the lockdown and I'm happy that my hard work is paying off," said Pogoy, who set a career-high 45 points in TNT's first game. With Pogoy on target, the Tropang Giga have emerged as the top team early ... more
  • 3 hours PBA Player of the Week: Hard work pays off for Pogoy Inquirer |Sports
    MANILA, Philippines — Even Roger Pogoy himself was surprised by how good he’s played from the get-go in the PBA bubble restart. Pogoy has been the best player so far since the Philippine Cup resumption in Pampanga, showing no effects of rust despite coming off a seven-month hiatus. “I did not expect to play this well but […] The post PBA Player of the Week: Hard work pays off for Pogoy appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 3 hours Kobe’s 2008 MVP jersey to be displayed at Smithsonian museum Inquirer
    NBA great Kobe Bryant's jersey from the 2008 season when he won his sole regular season Most Valuable Player award will be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington. Bryant, a Los Angeles Lakers icon and five-times NBA champion, was killed in a helicopter crash at the age of 41 in January along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. Bryant wore the jersey in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, a series the Lakers lost before he led them to consecutive titles in 2009 and 2010. ... more
  • 3 hours Kobe’s 2008 MVP jersey to be displayed at Smithsonian museum Inquirer |Sports
    NBA great Kobe Bryant’s jersey from the 2008 season when he won his sole regular season Most Valuable Player award will be displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington. Bryant, a Los Angeles Lakers icon and five-times NBA champion, was killed in a helicopter crash at the […] The post Kobe’s 2008 MVP jersey to be displayed at Smithsonian museum appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 3 hours Red tide warning up in Bataan Inquirer
    BALANGA CITY ---- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Luzon on Monday cautioned the public against gathering, selling, and eating "tahong" (mussel) in Bataan following reports of red tide toxin in the province's fishing ground. BFAR personnel said the waters in the municipalities of Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Hermosa, Orani, Abucay, and Samal, and the City of Balanga were found positive for red tide toxin in recent monitoring. Ma. Theresa Escolano, director of the office of civil defense in Central Luzon, said shellfish found in these areas were not safe to eat. "Fish, squids, shrimps, and ... more
  • 3 hours Matthew McConaughey reveals in memoir that his dad died while having sex Inquirer
    Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey has revealed that his father, James, died while having sex way back in 1992 --- something the latter actually predicted. The Oscar winner shared the story of his father's passing by releasing an excerpt from his new memoir, "Greenlights," as part of his cover story for People last week. "I got a call from my Mom. 'Your dad died.' My knees buckled. I couldn't believe it. He was my dad. Nobody or nothing could kill him. Except mom," the 50-year-old actor said. "He'd always told me and my brothers, 'Boys, when I go, I'm gonna be ... more
  • 3 hours Bottle-fed babies ingest ‘millions’ of microplastics – study Inquirer |Tech
    PARIS — Bottle-fed babies may ingest more than a million pieces of microplastics each day, new research showed Monday, highlighting the abundance of plastics in our food products. There is growing evidence that humans consume huge numbers of the tiny particles, formed when larger pieces of plastic break down, but very little is known about […] The post Bottle-fed babies ingest ‘millions’ of microplastics – study appeared first on Inquirer Technology. ... more
  • 3 hours Bottle-fed babies ingest ‘millions’ of microplastics – study Inquirer
    PARIS --- Bottle-fed babies may ingest more than a million pieces of microplastics each day, new research showed Monday, highlighting the abundance of plastics in our food products. There is growing evidence that humans consume huge numbers of the tiny particles, formed when larger pieces of plastic break down, but very little is known about the knock-on health consequences. Researchers in Ireland looked at the rate of microplastic released in 10 types of baby bottles or accessories made from polypropylene, the most commonly used plastic for food containers. They followed official guidelines from the World Health Organization on sterilization and ... more
  • 3 hours LOOK: Robredo leads opening of OVP’s Community Learning Hub in Pasig Inquirer
      MANILA, Philippines --- The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has formally opened its Community Learning Hub, where students needing gadgets and devices may find a place to study, during a ceremony in Pasig City. According to OVP, Vice President Leni Robredo and Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto visited the facility in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig during the simultaneous launch of Community Learning Hubs nationwide. The project, an initiative of the OVP and its private sector partners JCI Manila, Ligaya ng Panginoon-Youth, and PLDT Enterprise, also has other facilities set up in Caloocan City; Taytay, Rizal; Himamaylan, Negros Occidental; Lucena City; ... more
  • 3 hours China’s Sinovac vaccine is safe, Brazil institute says Inquirer
    BEIJING/SAO PAULO ---An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech appeared to be safe in a late-stage clinical trial in Brazil, preliminary results showed on Monday. So Paulo's Butantan Institute, one of Brazil's leading biomedical research centers, which is carrying out the Phase 3 tests, said the two-dose vaccine, called CoronaVac, proved to be safe in a trial so far involving 9,000 volunteers. But Butantan director Dimas Covas said data on how effective the vaccine is will not be released until the trial is completed on all of the 13,000 volunteers. "The first results of the clinical study conducted ... more
  • 3 hours Maja Salvador on how she has lasted 17 years in show biz—and what would make her leave Inquirer
    After nearly two decades in show biz, Maja Salvador opened up about what has made her an in-demand talent and what keeps her grounded. Salvador, 32, shared her experience of lasting 17 years in the business on Enchong Dee's YouTube vlog posted on Sunday, Oct. 18. The two are longtime friends and were vacationing in Amanpulo for Salvador's birthday during the candid Q&A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9XbPgcgKS4 The actress admitted that she learned the hard way when she was younger about what was stopping her from being successful. "Hindi ko sineseryoso 'yung work," she said. "Parang maraming kumukuha sa akin. Bata pa lang ... more
  • 3 hours Civil rights struggle ‘just as relevant today,’ says Regina King Inquirer
    by Andrew MARSZAL Regina King's "One Night in Miami" delves into the immense pressures on black icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown at the height of the 1960s civil rights struggle -- tensions that are just as rife today, its director said. The movie, dramatizing a real-life motel-room meeting between the four towering African-Americans, had a drive-in screening outside Los Angeles Monday as part of the American Film Institute's AFI Fest. Introducing the film via video in a year that has seen vast protests over black deaths from police violence, and just two weeks before the ... more
  • 3 hours 86 living war vets in PH to get P10,000 each Inquirer
    PALO, Leyte ---- All 86 living war veterans in Leyte and other parts of the country will be given P10,000 each as a sign of gratitude for risking their lives for the country. This was the message conveyed by Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla on Tuesday as the country marked the 76th anniversary of the historic Leyte Gulf Landing on Tuesday. "Even during this time of the pandemic, we are still thankful to our veterans," he said. In his message, Governor Petilla said Filipinos should be grateful to all war veterans for helping liberate Leyte and the rest of the country ... more
  • 3 hours Velasco pushes for the passage of coco levy fund Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has pushed for the passage of the bill that seeks to establish the coco levy fund, saying it will be a good Christmas gift to coconut farmers. He said he has already spoken to the chairman of the House committee on agriculture regarding the proposed measure. "Actually kausap ko ang chairman ng [committee on] agriculture at sinabi ko I want the coco levy fund to be finished, at magandang regalong pamasko sa ating mga coco farmers," said Velasco during the Daily Tribune's FB Live interview on Tuesday. (I talked to the chairman of ... more
  • 4 hours LOOK: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson sends 101-year-old fan tequila for her birthday Inquirer
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson surprised one of his fans with bottles of tequila to celebrate her 101st birthday. The actor spoke about the surprise on his Instagram on Oct. 18 alongside a photo of Marie Grover, whom he fondly called Grandma Grover, holding his presents. "HAPPY BEAUTIFUL 101 BIRTHDAY to Grandma Grover! Good to see you received my gift of@teremana bottles and the card I wrote you!" he said. Johnson founded and owns the company that produces the tequila. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGdkKc-FRPa/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "Remember to SIP the Mana, grandma and it's not time to do shots," he said in jest. He then wished ... more
  • 4 hours Castro is latest member of PBA’s 8,000 points club Inquirer |Sports
    MANILA, Philippines — TNT guard Jayson Castro reached 8,000 career points on Monday, becoming the 35th player in PBA history to achieve the feat. Castro is also only among the six active players to amass that many points, joining MVPs James Yap, Mark Caguioa, Asi Taulava, Arwind Santos and Alex Cabagnot, as per PBA chief […] The post Castro is latest member of PBA’s 8,000 points club appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 5 hours S. Korean avant-garde art to be introduced at Guggenheim Museum in 2022 Inquirer |LS
    SEOUL — South Korea’s avant-garde artists who introduced performance art to the country in the 1960s will be presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2022 as the first major international exhibition of Korean avant-garde art. The exhibition titled “The Avant-Garde: Experimental Art in South Korea, in 1960s-1970s” at Guggenheim Museum will be co-organized with the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. The exhibition will be held in tandem at the two museums. The […] The post S. Korean avant-garde art to be introduced at Guggenheim Museum in 2022 appeared first on Inquirer ... more
  • 5 hours Kristel Fulgar’s self-directed, self-written miniseries to premiere soon Inquirer |Ent
    Kristel Fulgar will be starring alongside Benedict Cua in a new mini-series she directed and wrote herself. The post Kristel Fulgar’s self-directed, self-written miniseries to premiere soon appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 5 hours Palace says baby boom due to lockdown ‘not a bad news’ Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Tuesday refused to view the projected 2.5 million unplanned pregnancies in the country by yearend as bad news, saying that the Philippines' greatest resource remains to be its population. According to the University of the Philippine Population Institute (UPPI) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2.5 million unplanned pregnancies are expected to be recorded in the Philippines by the end of 2020 amid the imposition of one of the world's longest COVID-19 lockdowns. This number is 42% higher compared to the 2019 data. "Unang-una po, bagamat dapat pinaplano ang pagpapamilya, hindi naman po bad ... more
  • 5 hours Singapore pauses enrolment for COVID-19 antibody trial after halting of US drugmaker’s trial Inquirer
    SINGAPORE --- The National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) has temporarily stopped enrolling Covid-19 patients for a monoclonal antibody trial after the American pharmaceutical company that developed the drughad to halt the trialdue to safety concerns last week. Singapore is only the third country to be involved in the trial after the United States and Denmark, and this is the nation'sfirst Phase 3 monoclonal antibody trial. The NCID announced that it wasready to enrol its first patients in the trialas of Oct 6, and a week later on Oct 13, the pharma company, Eli Lilly, said it had to pause ... more
  • 6 hours Over 4K OFWs ‘stranded’ due to testing delay caused by PRC-PhilHealth issue Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Over 4,000 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are currently stranded in different quarantine facilities in Metro Manila due to the delayed release of their swab results following the stoppage of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) COVID-19 testing services. According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, only around 300 OFWs are being sent to their home provinces daily since PRC stopped its testing services. This is way lower from the usual daily average of 1,000 to 3,000. "In a manner of speaking, they are now stranded. We're going again to neighboring areas to look for quarantine hotels for ... more
  • 6 hours Impractical to allow return of Marawi locals without water, power supplies — Palace Inquirer
      MANILA, Philippines --- It would be "impractical" to allow all displaced residents of Marawi City to return since there is still no water and power supplies in the area, Malacaang said Tuesday. Only those who secured permits to build or repair their homes were allowed to return to the war-torn city, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in an online briefing. "Wala pong katotohanan yung report ng alleged NGO [non-government organization] na hindi daw pinababalik ang mga IDPs [internally displaced persons]. Nakakabalik na po sila. Kinakailangan lang nilang kumuha ng permit para naman po sa safety yan," Roque said. (There ... more
  • 6 hours Singapore takes lead in assembling multi-nation grouping to develop COVID-19 vaccine Inquirer
    SINGAPORE --- When Covid-19 began its march across the world earlier this year, international diplomacy all but came to a halt. Meetings were cancelled and diplomats were grounded as borders slammed shut. It was a challenge, said Ambassador Umej Bhatia, Singapore's permanent representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva where several UN organizations are headquartered, including the World Health Organization (WHO). "We couldn't stay in the trenches and say, 'Oh, we can't work because we don't feel safe'." Far from it. With modern communication technology and working remotely in their office, he and his staff in the Swiss city ... more
  • 6 hours Palace: ‘Errata’ in budget only covers typo errors, not new items Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Changes to be made in the proposed 2021 national budget via "errata" should only cover typographical errors and not contain new line items, Malacaang said Tuesday. Several senators flagged the House of Representatives' plan to amend the approved version of the 2021 general appropriations bill (GAB) through agency-initiated corrections. "Well as a finding of fact, kinakailangan ma-establish na yung errata really refers to a typographical error," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, a former lawmaker, said in an online briefing when sought for his opinion on the matter. (Well as a finding of fact, errata must be established to ... more
  • 6 hours Chinese arrivals since 2017 higher than QC population — Hontiveros Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- The number of Chinese nationals who have entered the country since 2017 has surpassed the total population of Quezon City, Senator Risa Hontiveros pointed out on Tuesday. This, as her Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations, and Gender Equality resumed its investigation into the so-called "pastillas" scam facilitating the seamless entry of Chinese nationals into Philippine borders in exchange for a P10,000-fee. Hontiveros cited figures provided by the Bureau of Immigration which showed that there have been about four million Chinese nationals who have entered the country since 2017. "The numbers are staggering. For the sake of ... more
  • 6 hours Quezon prepares evacuation centers as floods, landslides hit some areas Inquirer
    LUCENA CITY ---- The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) in Quezon has prepared evacuation centers as Tropical Depression "Pepito" poured rains on its way to northern and central Luzon. "We've already coordinated with the local DepEd (Department of Education) officials for the use of school rooms as evacuation centers," Melchor Avenilla, head of PDRRMC, said in a phone interview at noon on Tuesday. He said the PDRRMC and their local counterparts have been closely monitoring Pepito's track in the province. Citing reports reaching his office, Avenilla said some parts of Lopez were flooded after the Talolong river ... more
  • 6 hours P40B kickback through ‘pastillas’ scheme, VUA issuances bared Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday bared that the "masterminds" of a "corrupt business model" at the immigration bureau have allegedly pocketed over P40-billion in kickbacks since 2017 from facilitating the entry of Chinese nationals through the so-called Visa Upon Arrival (VUA) scheme and the "pastillas" scam. "Kung tutuusin, maaring P30 billion hanggang P40 billion pataas ang kinita nitong pinagsamang VUA and'pastillas' na nagsimula nung binuksan natin ang ating borders sa China," Hontiveros said during the Senate hearing on the so-called "pastillas" racket which facilitates the seamless entry of Chinese nationals for a fee. "May nangungurakot sa bawat...Keep ... more
  • 6 hours New survey shows Philippines among highest in online piracy in Southeast Asia Inquirer |Tech
    A new study of the online content viewing behaviour of Filipino consumers, has found that 49% access streaming piracy websites or torrent sites. The levels of piracy went as high as 53% within the 25-34 age demographic.  The survey commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and conducted by YouGov, found […] The post New survey shows Philippines among highest in online piracy in Southeast Asia appeared first on Inquirer Technology. ... more
  • 6 hours ‘Roger Federer Arena’ plan fails to rally signatures Inquirer
    A push to rename Basel's main sports arena after local tennis superstar Roger Federer fell through on Monday after it failed to garner enough signatures. Hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, Federer fans fell 1,800 signatures short of the 3,000 required to trigger a local public vote on the proposal. But hopes that the St. Jakobshalle will be renamed he Roger Federer Arena are still burning despite the setback, Swiss news agency ATS reported. St. Jakobshalle hosts the Swiss Indoors men's tennis tournament, which reigning champion Federer won for the 10th time last year. Basel-born Federer, 39, used to live in ... more
  • 6 hours ‘Roger Federer Arena’ plan fails to rally signatures Inquirer |Sports
    A push to rename Basel’s main sports arena after local tennis superstar Roger Federer fell through on Monday after it failed to garner enough signatures. Hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, Federer fans fell 1,800 signatures short of the 3,000 required to trigger a local public vote on the proposal. But hopes that the St. Jakobshalle […] The post ‘Roger Federer Arena’ plan fails to rally signatures appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 6 hours Facebook unveils machine learning translator for 100 languages Inquirer |Tech
    Facebook on Monday unveiled software based on machine learning which the company said was the first to be able to translate from any of 100 languages without relying on English. The open-source artificial intelligence software was created to help the massive social network deliver content better in 160 languages to its more than two billion […] The post Facebook unveils machine learning translator for 100 languages appeared first on Inquirer Technology. ... more
  • 6 hours Facebook unveils machine learning translator for 100 languages Inquirer
    Facebook on Monday unveiled software based on machine learning which the company said was the first to be able to translate from any of 100 languages without relying on English. The open-source artificial intelligence software was created to help the massive social network deliver content better in 160 languages to its more than two billion users around the world. "This milestone is a culmination of years of Facebook AI's foundational work in machine translation," research assistant Angela Fan said in a blog post. Fan said the new model is more accurate than other systems because it does not rely on ... more
  • 6 hours This is why Lark is the best tool to use to win at working from home Inquirer |Tech
    If there’s one thing we can be sure of with everything that’s happened the past couple of months, is that remote work is here to stay. The abrupt shift to working from home has required employers and employees alike to learn how to work efficiently while remaining flexible. Time management skills, discipline and focus are […] The post This is why Lark is the best tool to use to win at working from home appeared first on Inquirer Technology. ... more
  • 6 hours This is why Lark is the best tool to use to win at working from home Inquirer
    If there's one thing we can be sure of with everything that's happened the past couple of months, is that remote work is here to stay. The abrupt shift to working from home has required employers and employees alike to learn how to work efficiently while remaining flexible. Time management skills, discipline and focus are essential now, more than ever, in order to stay productive. For leaders, there has been a need to revisit strategies, and come up with ways to keep employees motivated and connected while physically apart. Businesses have also needed to find tools that can make remote ... more
  • 6 hours Enforce quarantine to crush pandemic, says WHO Inquirer
    Contacts of people confirmed to have coronavirus should be properly quarantined, the World Health Organization said on Monday, as the pandemic surges in Europe and North America. WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan linked soaring transmission rates in the northern hemisphere to the failure to implement the vital step rigorously. He said if he could have one wish, it would be to ensure "every contact of a confirmed case is in quarantine for the appropriate period." "I do not believe that has occurred systematically, anywhere," he told a virtual press conference from the WHO's headquarters in Geneva, saying it was "a ... more
  • 7 hours Thailand’s Krungsri completes SB Finance buy-in deal Inquirer |Biz
    Lender Security Bank Corp. has completed a deal to sell 50 percent of its consumer finance unit, SB Finance (SBF) Co., to Bank of Ayudhya, thus forming what’s expected to be a formidable consumer banking partnership with Thailand’s fifth largest financial group. Bank of Ayudha, commonly known as Krungsri, is a member of Mitsubishi UFJ […] The post Thailand’s Krungsri completes SB Finance buy-in deal appeared first on Inquirer Business. ... more
  • 7 hours Thailand’s Krungsri completes SB Finance buy-in deal Inquirer
    Lender Security Bank Corp. has completed a deal to sell 50 percent of its consumer finance unit, SB Finance (SBF) Co., to Bank of Ayudhya, thus forming what's expected to be a formidable consumer banking partnership with Thailand's fifth largest financial group. Bank of Ayudha, commonly known as Krungsri, is a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) network, which is also a strategic investor in Security Bank. "The closing of this transaction comes at a very opportune time. This strategic partnership with Bank of Ayudhya will help rebuild consumer confidence and enhance financial inclusion at this time of the ... more
  • 7 hours 3.5-magnitude quake sways Nueva Vizcaya Inquirer
      BAGUIO CITY ---- A 3.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the province of Nueva Vizcaya on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In its earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs said the earthquake struck 12 kilometers southwest of Ambaguio town at 11:34 a.m. It was also felt at intensity 3 in this city and nearby areas. Phivolcs said the quake had a 6-km depth and was tectonic in origin. No damage was reported. ZB...Keep on reading: 3.5-magnitude quake sways Nueva Vizcaya ... more
  • 7 hours Coca-Cola continues to lead Sustainable Solutions for Plastic Recovery and Recycling in the PH Inquirer |LS
    Plastic—lightweight, strong, and easily molded into various forms—has no doubt revolutionized our everyday lives and has provided convenience in the way we consume products. But, largely due to improper waste management and disposal, plastic has unfortunately given rise to a global waste problem.  In the Philippines alone, around 2.7 million metric tons of plastic waste is generated each year, and a huge portion of this finds its way into the environment, choking waterways, polluting the ecosystem, and jeopardizing our biodiversity.   […] The post Coca-Cola continues to lead Sustainable Solutions for Plastic Recovery and Recycling in the PH appeared first ... more
  • 7 hours WATCH: Piolo Pascual, Jasmine Curtis-Smith paired in new film ‘Real Life Fiction’ Inquirer
    Piolo Pascual and Jasmine Curtis-Smith will be starring opposite each other in an upcoming film titled "Real Life Fiction." The production is helmed by filmmaker Paul Soriano, who posted a teaser of the project on his Instagram page on Oct. 17. The one-minute video opens with a view of a city while Pascual says: "The voices of the past, speak to me. These constant whispers, ignore them. Ignore them." https://www.instagram.com/p/CGcSaazAkok/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "Ignore them," he adds as the camera eventually focuses on him. "This is someone's idea. This is someone's idea." Pascual is then shown from a different angle pointing a gun ... more
  • 7 hours WATCH: Piolo Pascual, Jasmine Curtis-Smith paired in new film ‘Real Life Fiction’ Inquirer |Ent
    Piolo Pascual and Jasmine Curtis-Smith will be starring opposite each other in an upcoming film called “Real Life Fiction.” The post WATCH: Piolo Pascual, Jasmine Curtis-Smith paired in new film ‘Real Life Fiction’ appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 7 hours Frankie Pangilinan shuts down claims she causes Sharon Cuneta ‘anxiety attacks’ Inquirer
    Frankie Pangilinan called out a netizen who claimed that she causes her mother, Sharon Cuneta, to suffer from "intermittent anxiety attacks." Pangilinan, who disclosed that she has been suffering from clinical anxiety since she was 14, stressed that the netizen's claim was untrue in a series of tweets on Oct. 18. The netizen, Twitter user @aprilfour, described Pangilinan as "full of angst," claiming that this negatively affects Cuneta's mental health. https://twitter.com/aprilfour/status/1317767072848306178 "[First] of all where have [you] been miss ma'am angst is the genetic code of this generation. [Secondly] wtf is wrong with [you]," Pangilinan said in a now-deleted re...Keep ... more
  • 7 hours Frankie Pangilinan shuts down claims she causes Sharon Cuneta ‘anxiety attacks’ Inquirer |Ent
    Frankie Pangilinan called out a netizen who claimed that she causes her mother, Sharon Cuneta, to suffer from "intermittent anxiety attacks." The post Frankie Pangilinan shuts down claims she causes Sharon Cuneta ‘anxiety attacks’ appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 7 hours ‘A moving current’: Thai protesters adopt Hong Kong tactics Inquirer
    BANGKOK, Thailand --- Umbrellas as shields, secure chat groups and hand signals as warnings of a pending police crackdown -- Thailand's pro-democracy protesters have taken inspiration and lessons from their counterparts in Hong Kong. Images from Bangkok over the weekend of activists in hard hats, goggles and gas masks facing off against the police were strongly reminiscent of the methods used last year by Hong Kong protesters. And to counter a more forceful crackdown by the police, Thai activists have also mimicked Hong Kong's flashmob rallies and guerrilla, "be water" tactics -- a philosophy attributed to martial arts hero Bruce ... more
  • 7 hours Speaker Velasco: No plan to run for national position Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said Tuesday that he has no plans of running for a national post come 2022 elections. This is the reason why he said he wants to "work quietly" and "remain in the background" since he has no national ambitions and is only serving the country "for the sake of the President." "Ako naman kasi [For me] I don't have any national ambitions. That's the reason why I always remain in the background," he said in an interview over Daily Tribune, where he was asked about his difference with past Speakers of the House. ... more
  • 7 hours Big Bang Convention –– Kilusang kontra COVID Inquirer
    On October 22, 2020 at 2-5 pm, Kilusang Kontra Covid invites you to its second major activity, the BIG BANG CONVENTION, "Dagdag Kaalaman, Wastong Paraan -- Para COVID Labanan" to be held at the Manuel L. Quezon Ceremonial Hall, 15th Floor, Quezon City Hall for the guest speakers and to be livestreamed from its Facebook page for public viewing. This undertaking is between the Quezon City Government under the stewardship of the Hon. Mayor Joy Belmonte and the KilKoVid Alliance. An impressive line-up of guest speakers is on hand to share their professional knowledge and experience on the various topics ... more
  • 7 hours Big Bang Convention –– Kilusang kontra COVID Inquirer |Nation
    On October 22, 2020 at 2-5 pm, Kilusang Kontra Covid invites you to its second major activity, the BIG BANG CONVENTION, “Dagdag Kaalaman, Wastong Paraan – Para COVID Labanan” to be held at the Manuel L. Quezon Ceremonial Hall, 15th Floor, Quezon City Hall for the guest speakers and to be livestreamed from its Facebook […] The post Big Bang Convention –– Kilusang kontra COVID appeared first on Global News. ... more
  • 7 hours World No.1 Johnson to miss second event after testing positive Inquirer |Sports
    Dustin Johnson, the top ranked player in the world, withdrew from this week’s ZoZo Championship, the second consecutive tournament he has missed after testing positive for COVID-19. The tournament, which made its debut in Japan last year, was moved to the Los Angeles-area for 2020 at Sherwood Country Club as a concession to the COVID-19 […] The post World No.1 Johnson to miss second event after testing positive appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 7 hours Comedienne Iyah Mina on surviving COVID-19: ‘Hindi siya biro’ Inquirer |Ent
    Iyah Mina, who had no symptoms of COVID-19, said she kept her diagnosis to herself because she did not want others to worry. The post Comedienne Iyah Mina on surviving COVID-19: ‘Hindi siya biro’ appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 7 hours Egyptian grandfather becomes world’s oldest football pro Inquirer |Sports
    CAIRO—Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader has been recognized as the world’s oldest professional football player after completing a second full match just short of his 75th birthday. Bahader was awarded the title by Guinness World Records on Saturday evening after missing a penalty kick as his team, 6th October, lost 3-2 to El Ayat Sports club […] The post Egyptian grandfather becomes world’s oldest football pro appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 8 hours Japan to use cyberattack countermeasures to protect Tokyo Olympics Inquirer |Sports
    TOKYO— Japan’s chief government spokesman said on Tuesday the country will put cyberattack countermeasures in place to make sure the Tokyo Olympics are a success. Britain and the United States on Monday condemned what they said were a series of malicious cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian military intelligence, including attempts to disrupt the Tokyo Olympics and […] The post Japan to use cyberattack countermeasures to protect Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 8 hours Gov’t drive against illicit cigarette trade shows connection between companies Inquirer |Biz
    MANILA, Philippines — Rigorous government enforcement actions against illicit cigarette trade bared interlocking ties among companies that were subject of a series of raids and seizures. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) discovered this in the enforcement operations against GB-BEM Cigarette Company Inc. located at the Pampanga Economic Zone […] The post Gov’t drive against illicit cigarette trade shows connection between companies appeared first on Inquirer Business. ... more
  • 8 hours LOOK: Ria Atayde surprises mom Sylvia Sanchez with own dog Inquirer |Ent
    Sylvia Sanchez could not hide her excitement when her daughter Ria Atayde surprised her with a small, white puppy. The post LOOK: Ria Atayde surprises mom Sylvia Sanchez with own dog appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 8 hours ‘Proud of you all’: Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano show support for past ABS-CBN artists in other networks Inquirer |Ent
    Kapamilya stars Vice Ganda and Luis Manzano aired their support for colleagues who have left ABS-CBN to pursue other projects. The post ‘Proud of you all’: Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano show support for past ABS-CBN artists in other networks appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 8 hours Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges diagnosed with lymphoma Inquirer |Ent
    WASHINGTON, United States — US film star Jeff Bridges announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the body’s infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes. Bridges, 70, who is best known for his role as a tipsy slacker in the Coen brothers’ cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” did not […] The post Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges diagnosed with lymphoma appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 10 hours Online Customer Journey: Ensure Your Target Market Finds You Inquirer |Opinion
    This week we continue discussing a trend that has become prevalent as we all adjust to the new normal: the migration online of a significant chunk of businesses. We asked Ms Almie Borromeo, our resource person on online marketing, for her take on how to manage this migration effectively. Consumers are searching for everything online […] The post Online Customer Journey: Ensure Your Target Market Finds You appeared first on Inquirer Opinion. ... more
  • 10 hours Jollibee boosts stake in Tim Ho Wan Inquirer |Biz
    Homegrown fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. is raising its interest in the holding firm that controls Michelin star restaurant chain Tim Ho Wan to 85 percent from 60 percent as part of its global brand diversification and expansion. Jollibee, one the most valuable restaurant chains in Asia, is set to buy the 25 percent interest […] The post Jollibee boosts stake in Tim Ho Wan appeared first on Inquirer Business. ... more
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