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Fuel marking collection reaches P127 billion
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
The government has collected P126.51 billion in duties and taxes from the fuel marking program as the volume of fuel with markers breached the 12 billion-liter mark, according to the Department of Finance.

FPI pushes for revision of Philippine trade policies
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
The Federation of Philippine Industries is urging the government to recalibrate trade policies to help local industries and protect consumers from the entry of lower priced and substandard imports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippine economic recovery to take more time
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
The economy still cannot be expected to return to its pre-crisis level by next year as prevailing weaknesses in industries, labor market, and overseas employment prospects will weigh on near-term prospects,

COVID-19 patient burns quarantine facility
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
After escaping from a hospital where he was brought for treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, an 85-year-old patient set on fire a room of a quarantine facility in this town on Sunday.

Interest rates on peso, FCDU accounts lowered
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
Philippine banks have started reducing the interest on peso and foreign currency deposit accounts as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has slashed interest rates by 175 basis points so far this year to soften the blow of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Low lending rates, higher infrastructure spending to boost manufacturing
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
Local manufacturing activity is expected to pick up in the coming months on the back of record low interest rates, as well as higher infrastructure spending, according to Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

Lone bettor wins P339 million lotto pot
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
A lone bettor won the Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot of more than P339 million on Sunday night, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office announced yesterday.

Landbank to extend more loans to coco, coffee farmers
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
Government-owned Land Bank of the Philippines has committed to strengthen credit support for coconut and coffee farmers in a bid to boost productivity and income.

Index rallies on strong property sector
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
The stock market recovered substantially yesterday as investors decided to go back to the market amid record low interest rates that make fixed-income assets less lucrative for some high return hungry investors.

End of the line for many MSMEs
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
By this time, most businesses will have made a strategic decision on their future course of action as more information continues to surface on how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping the new normal of today and tomorrow.

DDB warns public vs marijuana-flavored vapes
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
The Dangerous Drugs Board yesterday warned the public against using vape refills that are laced with cannabinol, a psychoactive substance found in marijuana that produces high sensations.

PNP files raps vs 12 cops in Sulu slays
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
The Philippine National Police has filed criminal and administrative charges against nine police officers and their three superiors in connection with the killing of four Army intelligence agents in Jolo,

Lawmakers, groups slam Duterte's 'absolute pardon' for Pemberton
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to grant absolute pardon to a US marine found guilty of killing a Filipino transgender woman did not sit well with some, calling it

PAGCOR: Two hubs to house offshore gaming operators
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. says two hubs are currently under construction to house Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators in the country.

MECQ in Lanao del Sur and Bacolod City gets IATF nod
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
Bacolod City and Lanao del Sur province will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine from Sept. 8 to 30.

Minecraft is coming to PlayStation VR as a free upgrade later this month
The Verge - 2020-09-07
Minecraft is getting a free upgrade making the game playable in PlayStation VR later this month, developer Mojang Studios announced in a blog post today. Fans have been asking for PSVR Minecraft for a while now.

Health Secretary Duque told not to resign
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-07
President Duterte told Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to not resign from his post, saying he has full trust and confidence in him amid calls to fire the latter over the corruption scandal in PhilHealth.

EV Ride Hailing Platform BluSmart Raises $7 Mn In Pre-Series A Funding
Entrepreneur - 2020-09-07
BluSmart will utilize the fresh funds to expand its fleet, increase charging infrastructure and expand its geographical reach

Military welcomes filing of administrative raps vs cops in killing of soldiers in Jolo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-07
MANILA, Philippines--The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday (Sept. 7) said it welcomed the filing of administrative charges by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against 12 of its men

5 Northern Luzon areas to reopen tourism under travel bubble
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
With most parts of the country now under the less stricter modified general community quarantine, some places in northern Luzon will be opening their doors again to local travelers.

'Digital transformation' took on a whole new meaning when entire companies started working from home
Business Insider - 2020-09-07
Global companies have been striving for digital transformation as artificial intelligence drives innovations in everything from workplace applications to semiconductors. The global pandemic accelerated the changing nature and capabilities of the workplace -- possibly forever.

'Fall Guys' is having such a big problem with cheaters it's having to deploy the same anti-cheating tech used by 'Fortnite'
Business Insider - 2020-09-07
Epic Games, the studio behind "Fortnite," uses two sets of anti-cheat software, one of which it owns and licenses out to other games.

DBM may cancel contract with gov't PPE supplier, Palace says
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
The Department of Budget and Management is investigating the ownership of a company which bagged a government contract to supply personal protective equipment, Malacañang said on Monday.

Global Iron Ores and Concentrates Market to 2025 - Prepare Your Business for Global Expansion - ResearchAndMarkets.com
YAHOO! - 2020-09-07
Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Senate OKs bill lowering height requirement for cops in final reading
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
Once enacted into law, the measure will repeal the existing height requirements for applicants in the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Bureau of Corrections.

Australia OKs $1.2-billion funding for vaccines
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-07
Australia announced on Monday it had struck supply and production agreements with pharmaceutical companies worth 1.7 billion Australian dollars ($1.2 billion) over two potential Covid-19 vaccines. Under the agreement,

DOE eyes own marine exploration vessel
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
The Department of Energy wants its own vessel which may be used for oil and gas exploration, Secretary Alfonso Cusi says, which comes ahead of a planned joint venture with China.

Hamas leader says group has missiles that can hit Tel Aviv
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-07
The representative of the 5th District of Quezon City recently launched the "PWeDe" campaign which aims to support persons with disability through livelihood programs, small business start-up...

UN chief urges North Korea to resume stalled denuclearization talks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-07
General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged North Korea to resume stalled talks with the US and South Korea, stressing that diplomacy is the "only pathway" to achieve

Regulators clear Universal Robina's purchase of sugar assets
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
Universal Robina relies heavily on sugar as a top raw ingredient for its products. Acquiring sugar millers, in turn, lower company costs.

Duterte grants Pemberton 'absolute pardon'
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
Here at the Palace." On September 1, Olongapo City Regional Trial Court's Branch 74 said Pemberton was allowed to walk fre due to good behavior. Pemberton has served a total of 2,142 days or over five years and eight months in prison,

Global Car Rental Business Market Outlook to 2027 - Technology Innovations to Spearhead Growth in Post COVID-19 Environment - ResearchAndMarkets.com
YAHOO! - 2020-09-07
Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The increasingly tougher business environment in the travel and tourism sector is sending ripples of disruption,

Pagasa: No weather disturbance; localized thunderstorms cause afternoon rain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-07
Rains experienced in Metro Manila and other parts of the country were caused by isolated thunderstorms, as state meteorologists said that they are monitoring no weather

Philippines urges virus vigilance after lowest cases in eight weeks
Reuters - 2020-09-07
The Philippines reported its lowest number of new daily coronavirus cases in nearly eight weeks on Monday, but officials sought to temper optimism and warned of a prolonged battle as the pandemic rages on.

Popular tourist spot in Negros Oriental placed under lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-07
DUMAGUETE CITY -- A well-known tourist attraction in Negros Oriental was placed under lockdown after a health worker, who visited the place, tested positive for the coronavirus disease

San Miguel gets House final OK for tax perks on airport project
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
A bill granting  a franchise and tax breaks to the San Miguel Corp. (SMC)-led New Manila International Airport project cleared the last hurdle at the House of Representatives on Monday.

House OKs bill granting SMC firm franchise to construct Bulacan airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-07
The House of Representatives approved on final reading the bill granting San Miguel Aerocity Inc. a franchise to construct, develop, establish, operate, and maintain a

Mall landlords, tenants face off in Australia as foot traffic plunges amid COVID-19 pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-07
SYDNEY -- Australia's first American-style shopping mall opened in 1957 - a sprawling, 26-store centre in Brisbane that attracted 15,000 people on its opening day. The phenomenon quickly

Japanese Coast Guard to conduct aerial search ops for missing crew of capsized ship - DFA
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
The Japanese Coast Guard will conduct on Monday aerial search operations for the missing crew of the capsized Gulf Livestock 1 cargo ship, according to the Philippines' Foreign Affairs Department.

Roque defends Manila Bay 'white sand' project
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has defended the government's initiative to overlay "white sand" in Manila Bay, a move criticized by groups and officials alike. "As a Manila resident, I'm happy na magkakaroon po tayo ng beautification of Manila Bay kasi kaming mga taga-Maynila ay kinakailangan naman magkaroon din ng access,

PNP files administrative cases vs cops involved in Jolo shooting
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service has filed administrative charges against the nine policemen involved in the June 29 shooting incident in Sulu that killed four soldiers. Administrative charges were also filed against three officers for command responsibility.

DOH cites health risk posed by crushed dolomite, says DENR approval means 'white sand' project safe
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
Citing studies, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said crushed dolomite rocks may lead to "adverse" effects, mainly on the respiratory system, if inhaled.

Philippines sees 1,383 new coronavirus cases, lowest in nearly 8 weeks
Reuters - 2020-09-07
The Philippines' health ministry on Monday reported 1,383 new coronavirus infections, its lowest number of new daily cases in nearly eight weeks.

At least 22 test positive for COVID-19 in Eastern Visayas; total in region is 3,403
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-07
At least 22 individuals tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Eastern Visayas on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections in the region to

Chicken import ban vs. Brazil partially lifted
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
A ban on chicken imports from Brazil was partially lifted by the government, convinced by that with safety measures enforced against coronavirus, consumers can safely consumer poultry shipments. Under Memorandum Order No.

Philippines Adds Australia's CSL as Potential Vaccine Source
New York Times - 2020-09-07
MANILA -- The Philippines plans to hold talks with Australian biotech giant CSL Ltd and partner University of Queensland, a senior health official said on Monday, as it looks to diversify ...

Do tires expire?
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
Enthusiasts, Media and Engineers were debating over the shelf lifeof tires for over an hour.The seminar ended with this simple fact - Expired tires are dangerous as it can crack, deform or explode, regardless of tread depth.

UK PM gives October 15 deadline for Brexit deal
philstar.com - 2020-09-07
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given an October 15 deadline for a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union, brushing off fears about "no-deal" chaos if talks fail.

Typhoon Haishen heads to South Korea after slamming Japan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-09-07
Powerful Typhoon Haishen approached South Korea on Monday after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions. On

Police say no spying on private social media pages, to rely on online complaints for quarantine violations
CNN Philippines - 2020-09-07
Police officials will not pursue an active surveillance of personal or private social media accounts, the Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield said amid criticisms on the planned monitoring of digital platforms to spot possible quarantine violators.

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