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GCash helping more businesses thrive
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
Mobile wallet GCash is helping more businesses transition into the "new normal" by enabling enterprises of different sizes to serve their customers and employees through digital means.

NGCP donates ambulances to more hospitals
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines recently turned over four brand new ambulances to government hospitals around the country, as part of its COVID-19 relief and response effort.

Negros transport empire matriarch contracts COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
The feuding Yanson siblings yesterday stood united in asking the public to pray for the recovery of their mother, who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

9 contract COVID-19 in gym sessions with health worker
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
Nine fitness enthusiasts who were exposed to a health worker during sessions in a gym in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya were found positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

LGUs urged: Build bike lanes, walking paths
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
The Department of the Interior and Local Government yesterday urged local government units to construct protected biking lanes and walking paths to encourage the public to consider these active means of transport amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

DOF withholds P319 million tax credits from textile firms
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
The Department of Finance has withheld the release of P319 million worth of tax credits to a Bulacan-based textile firm flagged by the Commission on Audit due to its alleged involvement in a tax credit certificate scam.

PSALM receives P222 million prepayment from SAMELCO
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. has received P222.5 million from Samar I Electric Cooperative Inc. as prepayment for its restructured payables to the agency.

Gender pay inequality rampant in agriculture sector
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
Gender inequality is still rampant in the country, even in the farm sector as male farmer workers were paid more last year than their female counterparts.

DTI asks DA to lift ban on poultry imports
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
The Department of Trade and Industry is requesting the Department of Agriculture to lift the ban on imports of poultry meat from Brazil to avoid a possible shortage and increase in prices of processed meat products,

China factory activity slows in August
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
Factory activity in China slipped slightly in August, according to official data published yesterday, as the country grappled with the fallout from widespread floods.

Saso carving her own name
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
One website called her Yuka Sasasa, other portals wrote her name down as Yuka Sasagi, Yuka Sassa and Yuka Sasao, and another had it Yusa Sasou. For all the confusion her name being mispelled had fetched,

Hunt on for taxi driver in fatal hit-and-run
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
Police are hunting down a taxi driver who was involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed an elderly woman in San Andres Bukid, Manila yesterday morning.

DOF withholds P319-million tax credits
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-31
Church bells simultaneously rung on Monday evening to signal the launch a new inter-religious campaign, which aims to raise awareness on the importance of faith during novel coronavirus disease ...

Metro Manila retains GCQ status, Iligan City to be placed under stricter MECQ starting Sept. 1
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
President Rodrigo Duterte announces that Metro Manila will retain its general community quarantine status, while Iligan City will tighten its lockdown restrictions from Sept. 1 to 30.

ERC to sanction more DUs that breached lockdown billing rules
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-31
In a statement, the IED said the... Being able to start your own business is always a great achievement. But it is also a difficult challenge, especially if you have no prior experience in ...

Quarantine protocols as way of life eyed
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-31
In a statement, the IED said the... Being able to start your own business is always a great achievement. But it is also a difficult challenge, especially if you have no prior experience in ...

LGUs urged to set up biking lanes, walking paths amid pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
The Interior Department is encouraging local governments to construct protected biking lanes and walking paths to further encourage safe, alternative transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duterte names NBI's Gierran as new PhilHealth chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday appointed former National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran as the new chief of embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

Malaysia bracing itself for COVID-19 imported infection surge as winter hits northern nations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-31
The death toll in Malaysia rose to 126 with one new virus-related death. Click here for more weather related news. For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.

Cayetano encourages public participation in 2021 budget hearings
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
With online platforms growing more popular amid the pandemic, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is calling on the public to directly participate in the 2021 budget deliberation process.

The law and order President
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-31
In a statement, the IED said the... Being able to start your own business is always a great achievement. But it is also a difficult challenge, especially if you have no prior experience in ...

TikTok's sale is a race against time
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
TikTok has a matter of weeks to secure a sale to an American buyer in order to avoid a US ban. The timetable looks increasingly tight.

Big putt, big win for Rahm at Olympia Fields
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-31
Because of its surging Covid cases, Iligan City was reverted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status, in which only 25 percent of the industries are allowed to operate and public ...

Typhoon Julian, monsoon to bring rains over parts of Luzon - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-31
Typhoon Julian and the southwest monsoon or habagat are expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Ilocos Region, Zambales, and

DepEd strengthens health curriculum amid COVID-19 pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
The Department of Education will only need to strengthen its existing health curriculum as President Duterte orders the agency to equip teachers and learners with basic health literacy skills.

?100K to be awarded to barangays in Manila City with no COVID-19 cases for 2 months
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
Any barangay in the City of Manila which will register no new coronavirus cases from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 will receive a ?100,000 incentive from the local government, Mayor Isko Moreno says.

China witnesses uptick in air cargo as economic activity resumes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-31
The cost of air freight from China to Europe, the US and Japan are rising as China takes the lead in resuming production after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese news

Israeli, US delegations depart to UAE in 1st direct flight
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-31
A Star of David-adorned El Al plane took off Monday from Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport, carrying a high-ranking American and Israeli

Analyst: Salahuddin group may also sow terror in other parts of Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
A security expert veers toward Central Mindanao and the group of one Salahuddin Hassan that also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

No sufficient evidence tuberculosis vaccine can help manage COVID-19 infection -- DOH
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
The Health Department said it would be best for authorities to await the results of ongoing studies on BCG-- before it can be used to manage COVID-19 infections.

Lacson pushes for immediate passage of 'designated survivor' bill
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
In a statement, Lacson lamented Congress's failure to pass a measure extending the line of succession beyond the House speaker, saying a "constitutional crisis is possible" if the president, vice president,

Unattended briefcase causes bomb scare in Legazpi City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-31
A briefcase left unattended beside an electric post triggered panic among residents living along a major thoroughfare in this city's Old Albay District on Monday morning after

Philippines reports 3,446 new coronavirus cases, 38 additional deaths
Reuters - 2020-08-31
The Philippines reported on Monday 3,446 coronavirus infections and 38 deaths, taking its total caseload to 220,819 and fatalities to 3,558, its health ministry said.

New Chinese rules could complicate a sale of TikTok's US business
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
Chinese officials on Friday revised rules that govern the sale of certain kinds of technology to foreign buyers. The updated list includes data processing, speech and text recognition, according to government notices.

Westmincom: Mastermind behind Jolo blasts still in Sulu
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
The Abu Sayyaf bomber believed to be the mastermind of the twin suicide bombings attacks in Jolo last week and two Indonesian accomplices are still in the province of Sulu, the military Western Mindanao Command said.

Month-long quarantine period eyed
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
From the typical 15 days, policymakers are considering lengthening quarantine classifications, a move welcomed by business.

Saso: Making a name for herself
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
For all the confusion that her name being misspelled had fetched, Yuka Saso delivered a compelling message that should put the issue to rest.

Duterte open to talks with insurgents, terrorists, but vows to crush extremism during visit to Jolo
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is willing to talk with insurgents, apparently including Abu Sayyaf terrorists behind last week's deadly bombings in Jolo, Sulu even as he vowed the government would

North Cotabato honors fallen soldier in Jolo twin blasts
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
Private 1st Class James Soriaga Apolinario was one of the Army servicemen killed in one of the two explosions that rocked Jolo last week

Quezon church leaders seek to stop new coal plants in the province
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-31
A study of global business school INSEAD said that in many Southeast Asian nations, alternatives to shared living are unaffordable,... Lopez-led Rockwell Land Corp. said it will continue its ...

DOH: Further studies needed to trace coronavirus origin in PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
Researchers and experts would still need to complete further studies in order to conclude the real origin of the coronavirus infection in the country, the Department of Health said.

IATF mulls extending quarantine status to one month
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases is looking into extending the duration of quarantine classifications from two

ODA surges by half for coronavirus response - NEDA
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
The Philippines secured $10.94 billion (about ?528 billion) in new foreign loans as of early August -- already more than half the official development assistance tally in 2019, the National Economic and Development Authority says.

Foreign aid spending hit 8-year peak but pandemic poses fresh hurdles
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
Broken down, $1.21 billion in aid were in the form of project loans, up 69.3% annually and accounting for 64.28% of spending targets for the year. The "disbursement rate" was the highest since 2011. Faster spending was welcomed by Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua as proof that agencies,

Bill Gates offered a hilarious gift to Warren Buffett on his 90th birthday
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
Bill Gates offered a sweet and funny video tribute to his billionaire pal Warren Buffett Sunday in honor of his 90th birthday.

Gov't urged to buy locally-made PPEs to protect health workers, help businesses
philstar.com - 2020-08-31
"We have the supply, we have the quality, and we have the funds -- bakit patuloy pa ang mass importation natin?" Hontiveros said.

WATCH | Chinese-Filipina singer Cathy Ang sings lead single of Netflix animated feature
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-31
A study of global business school INSEAD said that in many Southeast Asian nations, alternatives to shared living are unaffordable,... Lopez-led Rockwell Land Corp. said it will continue its ...

Unemployed man arrested in Taguig for allegedly stealing P270 worth of meat products
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-31
MANILA, Philippines -- An unemployed 28-year-old man was arrested by authorities for allegedly stealing P270 worth of meat products in a store in Taguig City. The Southern Police District said

Kneading in a time of need
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-31
A study of global business school INSEAD said that in many Southeast Asian nations, alternatives to shared living are unaffordable,... Lopez-led Rockwell Land Corp. said it will continue its ...

Metro Manila mayors want another round of GCQ starting Sept. 1
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-31
Metro Manila mayors also agree to shorten curfew hours starting Tuesday. From 8pm-5am, the new curfew hours will be from 10pm-5am, Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez says.

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