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Navotas opens tallest urban vertical farm

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Navoteños will now have a more sufficient and sustainable food source following the launch of the city’s first urban vertical farm, the tallest in Metro Manila. Congressman John Rey Tiangco, chair of Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP)-...

Muntinlupa evacuates 259 families 

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Families living along Laguna de Bay and other flood-prone areas in Muntinlupa were evacuated as the city braced for heavy rains and strong winds brought about by Typhoon Quinta on October 26.  Muntinlupa City Department of Disaster Resilience a...

Recto proposes appointment of vaccine czar 

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Malacañang Palace welcomed the suggestion of Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto for President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint a "vaccine czar" to ensure that the Philippines has access to a potential coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-...

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'Work-at-home' scheme seen to stay

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An explosion in remote working owing to the coronavirus pandemic could see companies slash office space, saving them money but not necessarily improving productivity among staff, according to experts. 

Businesses allowing staff to work from home on a permanent basis, even as lockdowns ease worldwide, calls into question the future of skyscrapers used by multinationals which are seen as symbols of modern capitalism. 

Major financial districts, such as London's Canary Wharf and La Defense in Paris, remain extremely quiet, even as governments lift restrictions on social distancing and travel by public transport. 

Jes Staley, chief executive of British bank Barclays, has said "the notion of putting 7,000 people in a building may be a thing of the past."

"We will find ways to operate with more distancing over a much longer period of time," he added.

French car giant PSA, which makes Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, now sees remote working as a benchmark for tens of thousands of its office-based staff.

Twitter has indicated that some of its employees could do their jobs from home on a permanent basis.


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