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PIDS study identifies challenges in sustaining online work in PH

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While digital labor platforms opened market work opportunities during the pandemic, it also posed major implications on skill formation and human capital development, especially in countries where online work is at the lower end of the value chain. ...

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Pasay renews ‘Libreng Sakay’ program 

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Pasay City government extended its “Libreng Sakay” program which was launched on December 2 during the city’s 157th founding anniversary, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said the city government ...

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AI can detect dogs' emotions

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A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their barks using voice recognition technology, according to a report by ABS-CBN. The Petpuls collar can tell pet owners through a s...

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Plenary debate on Economic Charter revisions set next month

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The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments plans to finish its deliberations on the proposed amendments to the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution soon so that it can be endorsed to the plenary by February, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a media ...

San Juan to rent cold chain facilities 

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San Juan City plans to rent cold chain facilities for the storage of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines that are expected to arrive in February, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Mayor Francis Zamora said the city government is currently in talks with cold chain storage facilities ...

GSIS releases P110-billion loans

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State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) said has disbursed over P110 billion under the GSIS Financial Assistance Loan (GFAL) program since its launch in May 2018, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The program has benefited more than 271,000 government emplo...

Samsung introduces S21 smartphone 

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Samsung unveiled a new Galaxy S21 smartphone lineup, with prices lowered by some $200 from the prior generation of the South Korean giant's flagship handsets, according to a report by GMA News. Unveiled in a streamed presentation, the S21 device with a 6.2 inch display is available for order at...

Pokémon celebrates 25th year

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Pokémon is turning 25 this year, according to a report by GMA News. The Pokémon Company International seems to have a bunch of fun stuff planned to celebrate the milestone, and it started by releasing a nostalgic video that's sure to take fans to a walk down memory lane. "...

Poor LGUs to receive Covid-19 vaccines 

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Malacañang Palace said the national government would shoulder the costs of procuring coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines for local government units (LGUs) with meager funds, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said other LGUs would ...

Sinovac's vaccine said to be cheaper 

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The Covid-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac Biotech is more affordable than some of its competitors, an official leading the immunization effort said on Wednesday, amid criticism over government's supposed preference for the drug said to have less efficacy than other formulations, according to...

Globe provides e-learning tools 

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Globe announced its partnership with Microsoft Office 365 to provide virtual education tools for digital learning in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a statement, Globe said the Microsoft Office 365 (MS) Education platform allows teachers ...

Priests laud discipline of Black Nazarene devotees 

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Church leaders lauded the thousands of devotees for observing health and safety protocols against coronavirus during the celebration of feast of Black Nazarene in Quiapo on Saturday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Msgr. Hernando Coronel, rector of the Minor Basilica of the Bl...

91% of Filipinos worry over Covid-19 

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More than nine out of 10 Filipinos are worried about catching Covid-19 or having a loved one become infected with the viral disease, a Social Weather Stations survey showed in a report by GMA News. The survey, taken from November 21 to 25, found that a record 91% of Filipinos—consisting of 77...

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