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Over 5,000 Manila residents now fully vaccinated

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The city of Manila has fully vaccinated more than half million individuals, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. In his regular live update on Facebook, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the 503,113 persons have already re...

‘Olympic Gold Stamp’ to honor Hidilyn's feat

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office), under the Office of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, will release a stamp in honor of the extraordinary and historic achievement made by weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the first Filipino Olympic gold medalis...

IATF to discuss NCR mayors’ proposal 

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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. 

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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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