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Monthly Archives: October 2020

What do you do if someone from your painful past comes back to your new and well-adjusted life? Will you trust that person again for what it’s worth or will you turn to your newfound love to help you escape from a resurfacing traumatic experience? This October 19, GMA Network encapsulates the viewers' curiosity with a romantic and thrilling story between three mysterious individuals in the fourth installment of the unique drama anthology ‘I Can See You: Truly. Madly. Deadly....

SAN FRANCISCO, October 22, 2020 - It's almost weekend and here's a blockbuster Filipino romance to add to your watchlist to crank up the comfort in your ongoing COVID-19 do-everything-from-home experience. "The Hows of Us" -- Filipino cinema's historic record breaker in the box office in 2018 -- officially comes to iTunes Store today, October 22, and to Google Play on November 3.  It is currently available on Amazon Prime Video and iWantTFC platforms. Directed for ABS-C...

Story by R. Mascardo and photos by Al Golub SANTA CLARA -- It has been a frustrating season for the 49ers. They have endured lots of injuries and their defense isn't doing very good either. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers bounced back and showed the banged-up defending NFC Champions aren't ready to quit. Garoppolo threw three TD passes in the first half and Jason Verrett's interception in more than four years helped preserve the lead, giving the 49ers ...

By Harvey I. Barkin The struggle against misinformation and COVID-19 goes on. One is online, the other airborne but both have dangerous consequences. National Conference on Citizens’ Algorithm Transparency Program Director Cameron Hickey said at a press brief last October 16, “viral misinformation is contagious and dangerous like an actual virus. This content spreads because people are sharing it. It creates significant problems that put our health and well-being at ris...

SACRAMENTO — With the start of Covered California’s open-enrollment period just a few weeks away, the exchange announced that the renewal process for a record number of enrollees is now underway — with more than 1.5 million Californians eligible to renew their coverage. In addition, the preliminary rate change that Covered California previously announced in August has been revised downward to a new all-time low of 0.5 percent for the 2021 plan year. “Covered California hea...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor Almost as quickly and unexpectedly as it disappeared from the airwaves, ABS-CBN reappeared over free television by piggybacking on the allotted signal of Zoe TV, the television station owned and operated by Brother Eddie Villanueva of the Jesus is Lord movement. Villanueva, who also serves as a member of the House of Representatives while his son Joel sits in the Senate, recently finalized a deal with ABS-CBN where the shows of...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor The Philippines is set to fall behind Vietnam in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF projections released last week state that Vietnam’s GDP will hit US$3,497.51 this year, overtaking the Philippines’ US$3,372.53, based on current prices. GDP per capita divides the value of economic output in relation to the population. GDP is considered the best mea...

By Corina Oliquino MANILA -- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Metro Manila may be downgraded to the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), the most lenient quarantine level, by November if residents observe health and safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19 in a radio dzBB interview last October 17. “If we continue to wear face masks, wash our hands frequently and avoid crowded places, it’s possible,” Roque said, noting the National Capital Regi...

By William Casis Sen. Risa Hontiveros on October 19 urged the Commission on Audit to review the Department of Defense’s (DND) 2020 spending on cybersecurity in light of the agency’s proposed PHP500 million fund for the same category in 2021.  “It’s not clear where the cybersecurity fund go. I flagged this amount because we want specifics. We want to make sure DND is spending the PHP500M wisely,” Hontiveros said. At DND’s budget hearing, the Senator trie...

By Corina Oliquino MANILA -- Property analyst David Leechiu said the country’s property sector is bracing for the “continuing exodus” of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) and their service providers at a recent webinar hosted by The Philippine Star’s PropertyReportPH. Leechiu said the departure could mean up to 300,000 square meters or 17 percent of total office space vacant by year end. “POGO space vacancy is forecast to hit 17 percent this year and anoth...

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