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Twice over the last few days, the Department of Health reported very sharp spikes in deaths attributed to COVID-19. In another setting, this could have sparked great alarm among our citizens......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 16th, 2020

China manufacturing data shows small rebound in September

Factory activity in China improved slightly in September, according to official data published Wednesday, showing a small rebound in the economy ahead of the week-long National Day public holiday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Gov t data show drug war deaths increased by 76% in August — int l rights monitor

"'Drug war' operations are typically carried out in urban areas in major cities, targeting impoverished communities that are facing the dual increased risk from the anti-drug campaign and the pandemic. During the lockdown, these communities have been hemmed in by police and local governments, with residents largely confined to their homes," HRW said.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Low Interest Rate, Tax Reform to Attract More ‘Hot Money’ to PH

The Philippines’ low interest rate environment and the continued approval of tax reform measures are seen to address the outflows in the country’s foreign portfolio investments, an economist of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) said on Friday. Data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday showed that registered foreign portfolio investments, otherwise […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

‘Suspend data privacy law, let jeeps run again’

Business groups have urged the government to suspend the Data Privacy Act to better trace coronavirus-positive individuals and encourage them to disclose their status, and increase public transport capacity by allowing jeepneys to resume operations. In an interview on Thursday, Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) President Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. believed spending billions on contact-tracing efforts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

AOC PH’s Top PC Monitor Brand

According to global marketing intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC), AOC ranked #1 in the PC monitor market in terms of unit shipments in the Philippines for the second quarter of 2020, a distinction the company has achieved multiple times. To further solidify its foothold in the industry, AOC also supports local esports tournaments and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Data shows reversal in US hiring while housing recovery continues

Washington---The United States saw a small but worrying rise in unemployment claims last week, underscoring its continued struggles to recover from the mass layoffs caused by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Drug war deaths worsened amid COVID-19 pandemic

MANILA, Philippines — 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 drug suspects were killed under President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war since July 1, 2016, but human rights groups claim that the death toll […] The post Drug war deaths worsened amid COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Private school enrollment drops to less than half

MANILA, Philippines — The situation in private schools seemed to be worse than Education Secretary Leonor Briones initially estimated in June as actual enrollment figures showed that less than half of learners have registered in those institutions this school year. According to updated data presented on Friday by the Department of Education (DepEd), only 49.62 […] The post Private school enrollment drops to less than half appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

10 years after introducing data, Globe embarks on ambitious network upgrade anew

Globe announces its largest network upgrade to date, 10 years after it introduced data with its nationwide network transformation program. The network upgrades come at the heels of the government asking telcos to improve internet services especially at these times when connectivity is a critical need......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Build a safe, open and orderly digital world

On the morning of September 8, 2020, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a keynote speech titled Upholding Multilateralism, Fairness and Justice and Promoting Mutually Beneficial Cooperation at a high-level meeting of an international seminar themed with “Seizing Digital Opportunities for Cooperation and Development” and proposed a Global Initiative on Data Security......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Tom naputulan ng internet, nagbabayad pala sa maling account number

NAPUTULAN ng internet service si Tom Rodriguez kahit nagbabayad naman siya sa tamang oras. Alam naman nating lahat kung gaano kahalaga ngayong panahon ng pandemya ang internet at data service sa bawat Pinoy, lalo na yung mga naka-work from home. Kaya naman nabahala ang Kapuso hunk na si Tom nang mawalan siya ng internet connection […] The post Tom naputulan ng internet, nagbabayad pala sa maling account number appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Fuel Marking Program Revenue Tops P130B

Taxes collected by the government starting from the fuel marking program implementation up until mid-September amounted to P131.17 billion, according to data from the Department of Finance (DOF). The taxes are from the total of 12.71 billion liters of oil such as Diesel, Gasoline, and Kerosene. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) accounts for a large […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Tacloban cases going down

TACLOBAN CITY — New cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are recorded daily here, but they are on the decline. Data from the City Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (CESU) showed that from a high of 339 active cases on 8 September, the number is down to 195 cases as of 21 September, a reduction of 42.5 […] The post Tacloban cases going down appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Cebu virus culprits found

The Cebu City Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has pinpointed household transmission as the top coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cause of infections in recent weeks. From 5 to 18 September, EOC data showed 96 new cases came from household transmission, 41 from public markets and supermarkets and 41 from authorized persons outside of residence, locally stranded […] The post Cebu virus culprits found appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

QC maintains drop in daily COVID-19 cases for 4th straight week — research group

"Latest report from OCTA Research indicated that the number of daily new cases based on onset, per data from the Department of Health (DOH), dropped from 438 on Aug. 8-14 to 334 on Aug. 15 to 21.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Fact check: Reported increase in drug war deaths amid pandemic is backed by gov t data

"The whole country knows that the PNP has been very busy in COVID response, implementing quarantine regulations and minimum health standards since the beginning of the pandemic," the department said in its statement, which claims that the 46.7% decrease in index crime volume rebutts the claim that drug war deaths rose. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Trump touts fantastic TikTok deal with Walmart and Oracle

President Donald Trump said Saturday he had approved a deal allowing Silicon Valley giant Oracle to become the data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of the massively popular Chinese-owned video app that Washington has called a security risk......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Where do Cebu City’s new COVID cases come from?

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As Cebu City enters its fourth week under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), household transmission of the new coronavirus continues to be the most prevalent source of new infections. Data from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) showed that from September 5 to September 18, 96 of the new coronavirus disease 2019 […] The post Where do Cebu City’s new COVID cases come from? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

International data firm keeps hiring Filipinos despite pandemic

Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial market data and infrastructure, continues to hire Filipinos who can work-from-home to provide information to the global financial markets despite the health crisis......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Worldwide coronavirus cases top 30M

PARIS, France (AFP) — The number of coronavirus cases registered worldwide topped 30 million on Thursday, according to an AFP tally based on official sources. The grim landmark came as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of “alarming rates of transmission” of Covid-19 across Europe. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities […] The post Worldwide coronavirus cases top 30M appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020