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Iloilo City under MECQ for 15 days
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
This city has been placed under stricter modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9 due to a spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.

Cloak and dagger affair in mid-air: Report bares alleged US espionage flights vs. China
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-25
An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was sentenced to seven years in jail and waiting in death... The United States Air Force (USAF) had allegedly "disguised" its RC-135S plane either as a ...

Hot money flees Philippines for 6th straight month
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Foreign investors pulled out more speculative funds from the Philippines for the sixth straight month, bringing the total amount withdrawn to $3.89 billion in the first eight months of the year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said.

Property prices rise at fastest pace in 4 years
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Residential real estate prices booked their biggest increase in the second quarter on the back of the huge demand for high-end projects, higher prices of construction materials and labor costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another Cayetano staff catches virus
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Another staff of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the House of Representatives to 81.

Puregold selling P12 billion notes
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Puregold Price Club Inc. intends to raise as much as P12 billion from the issuance of corporate notes to fund store expansion.

Only one thing has changed
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Before NBA games were first televised by ABC on Jan. 3, 1965, the league first had to overcome a lot of apprehension.

Groups oppose Duterte Youth nominee
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Youth leaders and a poll watchdog yesterday opposed the impending proclamation of Ducielle Cardema as representative of the Duterte Youth party-list group in the House of Representatives.

DTI chief confident Philippines will retain EU GSP Plus status
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-25
According to the EU Delegation to the Philippines Head of Trade and Economic Affairs Maurizio Cellini, the regular monitoring was set to take place this month prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Actress sues ex-broadcaster over pregnancy rumor
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Actress Julia Barretto filed a cybercrime complaint against former broadcaster Jay Sonza before the National Bureau of Investigation yesterday for allegedly spreading a rumor that she was pregnant.

SC allows virtual hearings nationwide
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
The Supreme Court started allowing virtual hearings nationwide on Thursday amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.

4 online child sex abuse victims rescued
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Four minors believed to be victims of online sexual exploitation were rescued in Taguig City on Thursday. The victims, aged six to 17, were rescued during an entrapment set by police officers from the Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) in Barangay Palingon-Tipas at around 3 p.

Military claims key victory vs Abu Sayyaf without firing a shot
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
The military had declared a major victory against the homegrown terror group Abu Sayyaf without firing any shot. Brig. Gen. William Gonzales, commander of the anti-terror Joint

The internet panicked over a cable maintenance advisory. What are submarine cables?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Several schools called off regular classes while employees, confined in their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, worried about staying connected in the next few days. It was

Central Bank chief aims for digitization of 50% of all transactions by 2023
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
Central Bank Governor Benjamin Diokno shares the country is on track to achieve its goal of digitizing 50 percent of all transactions by 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

NCI to 'Kill' Major Mammography Trial, Says Advisor
Medscape - 2020-09-25
An advisory group to the National Cancer Institute is reviewing the "feasibility and relevance" of the ongoing TMIST trial that is comparing 3-D to 2-D mammography and is asking if it should continue.

TikTok ban: Here's the latest on the app's fate
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
A US ban on TikTok could start on Sunday. Maybe. There have been so many twists and turns in the saga of the app that each development can feel as fleeting as its 15-second videos. On Thursday, a US judge ordered the Trump administration to either postpone its ban on TikTok or respond by Friday afternoon to a request from the app's parent company,

First man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years

Army finds BIFF bomb factory in Maguindanao believed to be linked to IS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Government forces in pursuit of Islamic State (IS) followers in Maguindanao province discovered a factory where IS-allied groups were believed to be making land

Philippines confirms 2,630 new coronavirus cases, 69 deaths
Reuters - 2020-09-25
The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported 2,630 additional novel coronavirus infections and 69 more deaths, the largest daily increase in casualties in six days.

PH Air Force eyes 21 second-hand Huey choppers from South Korea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
MANILA, Philippines--The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has set its sights on acquiring 21 used Bell UH-1H, or Huey, helicopters from South Korea to bolster its fleet. Maj. Gen. Simeon Felix,

China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government

Watchdog, election lawyer say pandemic not reason to postpone 2022 polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
A poll watchdog and an election lawyer have insisted that even the COVID-19 pandemic is not enough of a reason to suspend the 2022 Presidential Elections, adding that it may be

DepEd urged to report challenges on distance learning after school opening
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan on Friday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to come up with a report on the challenges and gaps it will face regarding distancing

Taguig launches Mega Complex Facility with virus lab, quarantine center
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Taguig City on Friday inaugurated its COVID-19 Mega Complex Facility, which houses its new molecular laboratory and quarantine amenity, to augment the local

Gov't loan proceeds feed into Philippines' dollar surplus in August
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Dollars that entered the economy continued to exceed those that headed for the exit in August, boosting the country's external position in the face of coronavirus pandemic.

DepEd says teachers enough to run polling precincts if 2022 voting period extended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
There will be sufficient teachers to be posted at polling precincts if the voting period for the 2022 national elections will be extended due to the observance of health

Philippines left out of foreign investor return to East Asian bonds
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Investors reduced their risk exposure during the quarter, leading to continued fund outflows against the backdrop of rising uncertainty from the pandemic and a low-interest-rate environment...," ADB explained.

Palace rejects clamor to postpone 2022 elections
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
Malacañang on Friday rejected calls to postpone the 2022 national elections, saying it presents "constitutional challenges." In a statement, presidential spokesperson

Teacher shot dead during anti-drug op in North Cotabato
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Anti-narcotics agents shot dead a public school teacher in a bungled entrapment operation Friday in Midsayap, North Cotabato.

Government clears First Gen's natural gas venture
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The energy department gave the go-signal to First Gen Corp. to construct a liquified natural gas facility in its Batangas plant. The Lopez-led company disclosed to the stock exchange on Friday that the company secured a permit to construct,

Up and down sales swing; Toyota aggression
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-25
WHO said it was all downhill? That the industry has suffered terrible sales blows continuously amid the pandemic? That several players have absorbed near-fatal damages that they almost closed shop because of sales setbacks so difficult to recover from?

Ovialand: Pioneering the Premier Living Experience
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-25
and was able to resume their business as early as mid-May. Meanwhile for their construction workers, the Company provided free COVID-19 testing as well as additional allowances to ensure their and ...

Condo demand pushed PH property prices up in Q2 despite pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Residential real estate prices of various types of new housing units in the Philippines rose by 27.1 percent in the second quarter of 2020 despite the onset of the ...

After COVID-19 cases top 5,600, PNP to prioritize officers' health assigned to quarantine facilities
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Two major COVID-19 task forces led by the national police will work together to better safeguard cops assigned to mega quarantine facilities, the agency said Friday.

SMC keen on buying Shell's stake in Malampaya
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
Businessman Ramon Ang, who is behind San Miguel Corporation and Petron, is keen on buying into the Malampaya gas-to-power project in Palawan.

SMC keen on buying Shell's stake in Malampaya
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
Businessman Ramon Ang, who is behind San Miguel Corporation and Petron, is keen on buying into the Malampaya gas-to-power project in Palawan.

COVID-19 vaccine in PH by April 2021? 'Best case scenario,' FDA says
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
FDA Director General Eric Domingo says the timeline can be met if the clinical trials will be completed in the shortest time possible.

Drilon: PH can't brush aside proposal to end US funding to AFP, PNP over alleged abuses
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
Senator Franklin Drilon says the Philippines cannot simply ignore a resolution backed by American lawmakers seeking to stop funding support to local police and military, as they call for reforms to address human rights abuses.

POEA implements stricter health protocols
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-25
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reminded all individuals with transactions in its offices in Mandaluyong City that they are required to declare their current health status.

Meralco aids Caviteños with reliable power supply to Imus COVID-19 treatment center
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Meralco crews work round-the clock to provide safe, adequate and reliable supply of electricity to United Imus Doctors Inc., one of Cavite's COVID-19 treatment facilities located in Imus City.

Trump's health care 'vision' punts on two major issues
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump is touting what he calls his health care "vision," but the executive orders he's planning to sign Thursday afternoon largely punt on addressing two major issues ...

House creates TWG to study bill to liberalize construction industry
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-25
The House Committee on Trade and Industry on Thursday created a technical working group (TWG) to further study a bill seeking to remove barriers to the entry of new foreign players in the construction contracting services industry,

Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-25
A Virginia health official is warning of a "severe public health threat" if a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump goes forward Friday

Coco Martin is the new Chery brand ambassador
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-25
UNITED Asia Auto Group Inc. (UAAGI), the distributor of Chery Auto in the Philippines, has announced its new brand ambassador--Coco Martin. The television superstar is set to appear in various print ads,

Awash with cash, Puregold to borrow P12-B to lock in low rates
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
Grocery operator Puregold Price Club Inc. announced Friday its plan to borrow P12 billion from investors to expand the number of its stores in the country.

Call to postpone 2022 polls won't extend term of elected officials - Drilon
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-25
Senator Franklin Drilon says the Senate will likely reject proposals to postpone the 2022 elections, adding that this move won't allow politicians to cling to their posts longer than what is provided under the 1987 Constitution.

Foreign fund exit slows in August but positive reverse seen unlikely
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
As it is though, hot money net outflows are running above the BSP's year-end forecast of $2.4 billion at $3.88 billion as of August.

How the right digital banking partner can help MSMEs recover amid crisis
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
MSMEs must not only continue with their operations, but more importantly, also look into business continuity plans to ensure their survival amid unprecedented times.

NASA chief warns US Congress about Chinese space station
philstar.com - 2020-09-25
The first Arab space mission to Mars blasts off Monday aboard a rocket from Japan, after weather delays set back the launch of the probe dubbed "Hope." A live feed of the launch showed the rocket carrying the unmanned probe, known as "Al-Amal" in Arabic ...

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