July 15, 2020

Author: EDD K. USMAN

Hit by Coronavirus, PHL Embassy in KSA Adopts Contingency

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN & DEEN MUHAMMAD MANILA/RIYADH, July 14 (SDN) — THE Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has adopted a contingency plan to continue serving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other Filipinos there. Ambassador Adnan Alonto, the Philippines’ top […]

Asus ZenFone 7 Slated to Debut Soon

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar09, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — TAIWAN’S AsusTek Computer, Inc. (Asus) continues its ZenFone smartphone series. Barring any changes, Asus ZenFone 7  and Asus ZenFone 7 Pro will soon debut, following the ZenFone 6 flagship phone last year. The bit of news is […]

IBM Watson Helps Deliver Fast and Trusted Covid-19 Information

Media Release: MANILA —  IBM (NSYE: IBM ) announced on July 13 that it is collaborating with United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) Youth Philippines to deliver fast and trusted Covid-19 information to the Filipinos by using IBM Watson Assistant, a conversational AI solution designed and trained to understand natural language and interact […]

Philippine Firms Hikes Investments in Cybersecurity — Survey

Media Release: MANILA– PALO ALTO Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, unveiled on July 10 a new research examining businesses’ attitudes towards cybersecurity across several markets in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand. The survey, conducted with 400 respondents in February 2020 before the global escalation of Covid-19, revealed that Philippine […]

Senate Press Corps Slams Congressmen’s ‘Cruel Decision’ on ABS-CBN

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — “CRUEL DECISION.” Journalists from various news media entities gave this unflattering description to the act of 70 members of the House of Representatives denying media giant ABS-CBN’s application for franchise renewal. The Senate Press Corps issued a […]

Alibaba Establishes PHL Ecosystem Alliance to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Media Release: ALIBABA Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has announced the formation of the Alibaba Cloud Philippines Ecosystem Alliance with the vision to speed up the digital transformation of businesses in the country. Spearheaded by Alibaba Cloud, the alliance is a joint initiative with local ecosystem partners to promote cloud […]

TESDA Providing Journalists with Free Skills Training

Media Release: TAGUIG CITY Journalists and their dependents can now avail themselves of free skills training from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The opportunity came after TESDA and the National Press Club (NPC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on July 9 at the TESDA Central Office in Bicutan, this city. The […]

JP Marzan: Getting Back on Track Under ‘New Normal’

Media Release: CABUYAO, Laguna — LOGISTICS plays a vital role in almost all businesses like manufacturing, retailing, pharmaceuticals, and more, which is evident in the current Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic that has put countries in lockdown or quarantine. A survey from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), which assessed the short- and long-term impact of […]

Grab, QC Tie-up to Provide Livelihood to City Residents

Media Release: HELP is coming soon to residents of Quezon City. Grab Philippines, together with the Quezon City Government, has agreed on a partnership, which aims to leverage on the former’s platform and provide livelihood opportunities to the city residents to help them recover from the impacts of the pandemic. At the onset of the […]

Saudi Arabia: Life of Undocumented OFW during Covid-19 Pandemic

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar091, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — ALL Myra S. Paaño, 41, wants is to be home and hug her only child. But how would she do that. She’s over 7,700 kms (more than 4,800 miles) away from her daughter, Carmela, 13, now in […]