Zoom to Acquire Five9

The combination of Zoom’s robust communications platform with Five9’s intelligent cloud contact center will enable organizations to reimagine the way they engage with their customers

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SAN RAMON, Calif., July 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today …

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’BerryPinoy’ study to be finished by December

Results of the “BerryPinoy” program, which seeks to explore the potentials of Philippine indigenous berries as functional foods, will likely be released in December, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said.

“This program studies the antioxidant properties of local berries and …

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Western Luzon faces higher flooding, landslide risk

There is higher risk for flooding and rain-induced landslides in the western section of Luzon.

“Such risk is becoming higher,” said Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hydrologist Adel Duran.

She said increasing saturation of Luzon’s rain-affected western section is making this area …

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IPOPHL, PCAARRD promote patent search in agri R&D

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is undertaking a new collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to further the country’s research and technology advancements in the agriculture and natural resources sector by encouraging the use of patent information.

Through the …

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’Fabian’ now a severe tropical storm

Weather disturbance “Fabian” has intensified into a severe tropical storm, although still unlikely to bring heavy rainfall, the weather bureau said in its 11 a.m. bulletin Monday.

“Fabian” now packs maximum sustained winds of 95 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 115 …

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Reclamation in Dumaguete faces new opposition

The People’s Development Council (PDC) here on Monday submitted its position paper/letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod opposing the planned 174-hectare coastal reclamation project here, citing at least two immediate concerns.

The PDC was established through a city ordinance to act as “partners” of the local …

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Iloilo imposes city-wide border control

A city-wide border control is now in effect here until the end of July as an additional measure to restrict non-essential travels that were cited as behind the high probability of the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.

“The implementation of proactive measures …

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Monsoon rains to dampen parts of Luzon

Monsoon rains are expected to dampen most parts of Luzon as the southwest monsoon is enhanced by Tropical Storm Fabian and the tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the weather bureau said Monday.

Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan will …

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3 more BIFF members yield to Army in Maguindanao

Three members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) have surrendered to authorities, the military here announced Monday.

The three BIFF members voluntarily surrendered to the Army’s 57th Infantry Battalion (57IB) in Sitio Iking, Barangay Romongaob, South Upi, Maguindanao on Sunday.

Col. Eduardo Gubat, …

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