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Honda rolls out online facility for sales, repairs - 2020-06-06
Honda Cars Philippines is set to roll out an online facility to enable car purchases, maintenance and repairs as part of its operations under a new normal amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

GSIS adopts contactless filing - 2020-06-06
After successfully shifting to an online-based loan application process last March, the state-run Government Service Insurance System is now adopting contactless methods for the filing and processing of insurance and benefit claims.

2 dead, P244 million shabu seized in Parañaque sting - 2020-06-06
At least 36 kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P244.8 million were seized from two suspected drug pushers who were killed during an alleged shootout with police in Parañaque City yesterday.

PNP doctor dies after being sprayed with disinfectant - 2020-06-06
Capt. Casey Gutierrez had a promising career as a physician for a private hospital but he gave it up to fulfill his dream of serving the country as a police officer, a decision that cost him his life during the battle to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Government hikes 2021 infrastructure budget to P1.31 trillion - 2020-06-06
The Development Budget Coordination Committee has approved a higher infrastructure spending program for next year to accelerate Build Build Build projects and help the economy recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis.

Duterte reviews recommendations on water concessions - 2020-06-06
President Duterte is ready to forgive Manila Water Corp. and Maynilad Water Services as long as they return what is due the government and the Filipino people.

Mandaluyong fire leaves 1 dead, 350 families homeless - 2020-06-06
A woman died and at least 350 families were left homeless after another fire hit Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City yesterday, the second to hit the slum community in a week.

NCRPO raids illegal COVID clinic - 2020-06-06
Police raided a clandestine clinic, allegedly used to test Chinese employees of Philippine offshore gaming operators for coronavirus disease 2019, in Parañaque City at past midnight yesterday.

4 soldiers, 2 Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu clash - 2020-06-06
Four soldiers were killed and 17 others were wounded in an encounter with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Friday.

4 Manila village execs face raps for detaining PUM - 2020-06-06
The Manila Police District on Friday arrested four barangay officials for detaining a person under monitoring for coronavirus disease 2019 in his house in Sampaloc.

The tech industry has a terrible track record on diversity. Here's how 17 companies that spoke out against racism this week say they plan to improve.
Business Insider - 2020-06-06
Tech companies have shared statements of support for protests seeking to end systemic racism, but many struggle to hire and retain people of color.

Enforcers who abuse anti-terrorism measures will be punished - Lacson
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
Law enforcers who will abuse the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Bill, should it become a law, will be punished, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Saturday. In an interview with

MORE Power maintenance works to cause brownouts in Iloilo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
MORE Electric and Power Corp. on Saturday advised citizens in Iloilo City that power interruptions will take place due to maintenance works after it detected issues in the

Cop guns down fitness instructor in Leyte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
A fitness instructor was gunned down by a police officer following a scuffle in Barangay Sto.Niño, Baybay City, Leyte on Friday night. Samuel Managbanag, 31, suffered a gunshot

Sixth graders in the Philippines held a cyber graduations using remote-controlled robots -- see how they did it
Business Insider - 2020-06-06
Remote-controlled robots wearing caps and gowns received diplomas with screens displaying students' faces on top.

A Reminder That We Are Not Alone
New York Times - 2020-06-06
In rare cases, priests have been able to offer the powerful ritual known as last rites to people dying of the coronavirus.

Families of 29 fallen health workers in COVID-19 battle get P1-M benefit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
After much delay, families of 29 healthcare workers who succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have finally received P1 million each in compensation, the

DOJ says it's now reviewing constitutionality of anti-terrorism bill
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
The Department of Justice said Saturday it 'will already start its own review' of the anti-terrorism bill which has drawn much criticism for constitutionality issues with some of its provisions.

Families of 30 fallen health workers receive ?1-M death benefit
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
Families of health workers who succumbed to COVID-19 finally got the ?1 million death benefit as the Department of Health works on meeting the June 9 deadline for compensating medical frontliners.

4 troopers, 2 Abu Sayyaf members killed in Sulu encounter - 2020-06-06
Four Army Special Forces were killed while 17 others were wounded in a fight that erupted Friday as the government troops encountered 40 members of the Abu Sayyaf group in a jungle lair in Patikul town,

SWS: Public transport suspension, business shutdowns hurting most families - 2020-06-06
according to the results of a Social Weather Stations survey released Friday. The SWS conducted its COVID-19 Mobile Survey (mobile phone and computer-assisted telephone interviewing) between May 4 ...

Over 35,000 overseas Filipinos now home amid pandemic -- DFA
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
More than 35,000 overseas Filipinos have returned to the Philippines since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Affairs Department confirms.

With the transition to online learning, students may not be given equal opportunity, educ stakeholders say
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
Stakeholders say access to internet and other essentials for online education may hinder some students to continue their education.

Another fire in Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City leaves one dead, 600 families homeless
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
A person was killed and around 600 families were left homeless in a fire razed houses in Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City early Saturday, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection.

DOH reports 714 new COVID-19 cases, total at 21,340
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6) -- COVID-19 infections in the country have hit 21,340 with 714 new cases, the Department of Health reported Saturday. The DOH said 350 of the fresh cases were patients whose test results were released within the last three days,

13 more Filipinos overseas recover as COVID-19 cases reach 5,369
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
Thirteen more Filipinos abroad have recovered from COVID-19, increasing the total number of recoveries among Filipinos overseas to 2,225. The Department of Foreign Affairs

COVID-19 infection in PH soars to 21,340; 714 new cases logged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) has logged 714 new COVID-19 patients, including 350 "fresh" cases, as of June 6, raising the country's count to 21, 340 novel

Philippines Confirms 7 New Coronavirus Deaths, 714 More Cases
New York Times - 2020-06-06
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported seven new coronavirus deaths and 714 additional infections.

Google will give every employee $1,000 to WFH. Its head of wellness explains why
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
As the wellness and resilience lead at Google, it's Lauren Whitt's job to make sure Google employees remain healthy and have access to mental health and wellness resources during these uncertain times.

Meralco to issue two bills this month
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
Millions of Meralco customers who have not been able to pay for their electric consumption from March to May will start receiving two bills this June, officials said Saturday.

Pangolin gets top protection in China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
China has accorded the highest level of protection to the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. Most scientists said it

DOH: 52 labs accredited for COVID-19 test, 58 more eyed for certification
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
The Health Department hopes to certify dozens more laboratories for coronavirus testing soon in addition to the over 50 facilities currently accredited.

China targets land grabs, forced evictions in new law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
Farmers in China have faced forced evictions and illicit land grabs for decades -- sources of social unrest that the government is finally trying to address in a major shake-up of its property

UPLB department opposes Anti-Terror Bill, demands release of UP Cebu students
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
The Social Sciences Department of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) has joined calls against the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill. In a statement Saturday,

Palace disputes UN human rights report, insists it upholds rule of law
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
Malacañang asserted that human rights are firmly upheld in the country, rejecting a report released by the United Nations that said the government was

Lanao del Sur acquires more anti-COVID-19 equipment - 2020-06-06
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Lanao del Sur province has 11 new ambulances to complement domestic COVID-19 containment efforts, officials said Saturday. Gov. Mamintal Adiong Jr. said the ambulances were procured by the office of the congressional representative in the first district of the province. The office of Rep. Ansaruddin Adiong turned ...

DOH-10 hands P100 thousand check to COVID-19 infected health worker
Gov - 2020-06-06
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 6 (PIA) - As pledged by the government to extend financial assistance to health workers infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Health (DOH)-10 has turned-over P100 thousand check to the family of ...

US gears for weekend protests amid anger at new police abuses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
The United States braced Friday for massive weekend protests against racism and police brutality, as outrage soared over the latest law enforcement abuses against demonstrators

Nations try to get back on their feet but job cuts continue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and

Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd vowed Friday to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement as demonstrations shifted to a calmer, but

Scores of retired military leaders publicly denounce Trump
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-06
Scores of retired military and defense leaders are denouncing President Donald Trump and accusing him of using the U.S. Armed Forces to undermine the rights of Americans protesting

Mukesh Ambani lands $1.2 billion for Jio from Mubadala as his war chest grows
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-06
Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has just landed another $1.2 billion for his global tech ambitions -- this time from Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund.

Kin of 13 out of 32 fallen front-liners compensated
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-05
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it had compensated at least 13 health workers out of the 32 who had died fighting the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a day after President Duterte

Tomatoes dumped on roadsides in Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-05
Vegetable farmers dumped tons of ripe tomatoes on roadsides here and in nearby Ifugao province due to a glut in supply and low market prices. Small and medium-sized

Pandemic raises unemployment to 15-year high
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-05
Emelda Razon Aguillon, a massage therapist from Quezon City, lost her main source of income when the spa she had worked for suspended operations during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro

Work-from-home solutions amid the pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-05
The year 2020 has so far been like no other for any industry. Every business is rethinking its real estate needs, and with work-from-home arrangements becoming more viable, the COVID-19 pandemic is

PAL losses widened to P9.4B in 1st quarter
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-05
The listed operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL) posted a P9.4-billion loss in the first quarter of 2020, reflecting the stagge­ring impact the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has

The future of fun
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-05
With our country gradually lifting quarantine restrictions, many of us have found ourselves dealing with the "new normal." Offices, restaurants and other businesses permitted to operate under the

Victory for the unit owner
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-05
Auggie is the registered owner of Condominium Unit No. 708. Inscribed on his title is a a Notice of Assessment, which states: Entry No. 96-2466/CCT No. 111 -NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT - xxx xxx xxx

House OKs P2.8-T stimulus package
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-05
The House of Representatives passed twin stimulus bills worth P2.8 trillion, both aimed at jump-starting the economy and offsetting job losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, in the last two days of

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