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PNP warns Gadon: Follow health protocols or face arrest
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
The Philippine National Police yesterday warned lawyer Lorenzo Gadon to wear a face mask and a face shield while in public or he will be accosted for violating quarantine protocols.

Festival in the midst of the pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
The pandemic teaches us to be resilient and look at the brighter side of it. It tests our character as a people, not as divided parts but a united whole. The past months have definitely been stressful for us all and some well-meaning groups have been trying to do a few outdoor activities in order to keep the balance,

Govt cuts 2021 infra budget to P1.107 trillion to fund recovery programs amid pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-27
THE Executive Branch slashed its proposed public infrastructure budget under the 2021 National Expenditure Program (NEP) to P1.107 trillion--an amount lower than it was eyeing in June--to fund ...

The 2020 Gawad Urian nominations in the age of Covid
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-27
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CPG sets sights on office leasing, affordable housing
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-27
For the first half of the year, the company saw the combined net income contributions from the two business segments jump to P225 million or 42 percent of the total net income of P546 million ...

90% of employers say working remotely hasn't hurt productivity
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
That's according to a recent survey of nearly 800 employers by Mercer, an HR and workplace benefits consulting firm. Working from home has often been viewed skeptically by managers and executives who assumed it would result in less work getting done if they weren't there to oversee it.

Agriculture to play major role in economic recovery -- NEDA
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
Improving productivity in the agriculture sector will be crucial to economic recovery, the National Economic and Development Authority said.

Philippines mobile experience improves significantly in 2 years -- Opensignal
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
Mobile network experience in the country has seen "impressive improvements" since 2017, according to independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal.

BOC seizes P10 million cigarettes, COVID-19 medicines
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
The Bureau of Customs confiscated smuggled cigarettes, liquor, firearms and alleged Chinese medicines for COVID-19 with an estimated market value of P10 million during a raid on a store along Dian street in Makati on Tuesday.

78 BI employees positive for COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
At least 78 employees of the Bureau of Immigration have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, a BI official reported yesterday.

Entire Tuguegarao police force infected
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
The police chief and the entire police force in this city have been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Phoenix Petroleum lists commercial papers
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
Phoenix Petroleum has listed its P3.1-billion Series D commercial papers on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp.

Lack of positive catalysts hounds equities market
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
The absence of market-moving catalysts continues to hound the stock market, with the main index further dropping below the 6,000 level.

AI a boost to campaign vs dirty money
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
Majority of Philippine banks believe artificial intelligence (AI) will stop more money laundering and other types of financial crimes, according to Global analytics software firm FICO.

Mining industry adopts sustainability initiatives
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
After nearly three years, the local mining industry is finally adopting the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative, one of the global benchmarks in the extractive minerals industry developed by the Mining Association of Canada.

Barangay execs caught having sex on Zoom resign
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
A barangay chairman and a treasurer in Dasmariñas City, Cavite caught having sex during a videoconference call on Zoom last week resigned from their posts on Wednesday.

5 Pangasinan cop chiefs relieved
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
Seven police chiefs in Pangasinan were relieved from their posts yesterday. Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., Ilocos police director, said the police chiefs of Alaminos and Dagupan cities as well as the towns of San Fabian,

Shabu, gadgets seized in Bilibid
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
Drugs and other contraband were confiscated when prison guards searched the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa on Wednesday, the Bureau of Corrections reported yesterday.

Hot money outflow surges to $7.76 billion
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
More foreign funds exited the Philippines for the fifth straight month in July as investors continued to liquidate their holdings due to global uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic,

BSP eyes more investments in green bonds
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
The Bangko Sentral ng Philippines is looking at investing more in green bond funds as it ramps up sustainable finance framework by encouraging banks to issue more green, social and sustainability bonds.

Congressmen detain PhilHealth official who said Court of Appeals decision can be modified
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Lawmakers decide to detain a PhilHealth official in the House of Representatives for three days after claiming that a decision made by the Court of Appeals can be modified "based on exemptions."

Bangsamoro parliament calls for aid for families of casualties of Jolo bombings
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
"The entire parliament is one with this resolution condemning the twin bombing in downtown Jolo, Sulu," MP Ziaur-Rahman Adiong said.

Debts in focus as P160-B borrowing eyed
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-27
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Recovery plan for fisheries sector focuses on food security, aquaculture
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
The priority strategies for the fisheries sector include providing fisheries-related equipment and technologies as well as the developing commercial-scale production, processing and packaging of fish and seafood.

Decades into the internet age, the best voting technology might still be paper
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Americans will choose their next president by either voting in person, which could expose them to the coronavirus, or by sending a ballot through a postal system that may not be able to deliver them on time.

Travel authority still required for cross border trips
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Joint Task Force COVID Shield Commander PLt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar clarifies that a travel authority is still needed for non-work-related cross border travel, yet reveals that only random checkpoints are being done under more relaxed community quarantine rules.

Retired military, police brass thumb down 'revolutionary government' call
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
National Executive Coordinating Committee has been widely rejected by government officials, the Palace, and by President Duterte himself.

Dar wants chicken meat included in relief packs to address supply glut
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Agriculture Secretary William Dar has enjoined local government units and other government agencies to include frozen chicken meat in relief packs to address the excessive supply of the poultry product.

Dar wants chicken meat included in relief packs to address supply glut
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Agriculture Secretary William Dar has enjoined local government units and other government agencies to include frozen chicken meat in relief packs to address the excessive supply of the poultry product.

As countries shun US-led naval drills due to pandemic, PH participation lauded as 'phenomenal job'
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
The US Navy lauds the Philippines' participation in the Rim of the Pacific maritime exercises in Hawaii despite the pandemic and other pressing issues.

CHED looks into role of UST heads in reported training bubble
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
The Commission of Higher Education is stepping into the issue of a possible breach of training restriction in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Palace: No money for P5K monthly cash aid suggested by Robredo
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
Despite Roque's glowing estimation of the government's response to the pandemic, data from the Social Weather Stations, the surveys of which are often acknowledged by the presidential spokesman ...

Jeff Bezos is now worth a whopping $200 billion
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Jeff Bezos was already the world's richest man. Now his net worth has skyrocketed once again, setting another new record.

Suspected Jolo suicide bombers were both Filipinos tracked by soldiers who were killed by cops in June, official says
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Two Filipinos who allegedly carried out the twin blasts in Jolo, Sulu earlier this week were the same alleged suicide bombers being tracked by four military intelligence officers killed by police officers two months ago,

With almost 97% of budget spent, Filipino language commission only published 20 of 45 books in 2019 - COA
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
The Commission on Audit (COA) flagged the Commission on the Filipino Language (CFL) for publishing only 20 of the 45 approved book titles expected to be released last year.

Año endorses 3 names to Duterte for next PNP chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has endorsed three names to President Duterte to become the successor of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Archie Gamboa. Gamboa is set to retire on Sept. 3 as he turns 56 -- the mandatory age of retirement for uniformed personnel.

Palace: No money for P5-K monthly cash aid suggested by Robredo
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
Malacañang on Thursday rejected Vice President Leni Robredo's suggestion to give monthly aid of P5,000 to the 10 million poorest families in the country amid the COVID-19 crisis.

BSP sees stable peso in the coming months
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas believes that the peso, which is says has been the strongest performer among Asian currencies, can sustain over the near terms its current level of ?48 to the US dollar.

Seven staff members of Rep. Paolo Duterte resign
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- Presidential son and Davao 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte confirmed Thursday that seven members of his staff have resigned amid talk of alleged ...

Possible main sources of coronavirus in PH identified
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
Filipino researchers have found three possible main sources of coronavirus infection in the country. In a paper published in the medRxiv preprint website on Tuesday, the Philippine Genome Center said the following groups could probably be the primary sources of the virus: - The foreign tourists with travel history to China's Wuhan City - the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak early this year -- whose samples were collected in January - Repatriated seafarers from the coronovirus-hit M/V Diamond Princess in Japan whose samples were taken in March - Evacuated tourists and overseas Filipino workers who arrived in May from Europe and the Middle East whose samples were collected in June The first three confirmed cases in the Philippines were Chinese tourists from Wuhan.

Philippines records 3,249 new COVID-19 cases, pushing total past 205,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
The Philippines now has 205,581 coronavirus cases, after 3,249 more individuals tested positive for the virus and nearly a hundred more died, the Health Department says.

Meralco hit with P19-M fine over consumer bill shock
philstar.com - 2020-08-27
This serious neglect by Meralco resulted to (sic) a multitude of complaints filed by its consumers to this Commission," she added. In response, Jose Ronald Valles, Meralco's head of regulatory management,

Philippines confirms 3,249 new coronavirus infections, 97 deaths
Reuters - 2020-08-27
The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported 3,249 additional novel coronavirus infections and 97 more deaths due to the disease.

CHED suspends foreign internships for this academic year
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
The Commission of Higher Education said Thursday it has suspended all overseas internships of Filipino students for the academic year 2020-2021 to ensure their safety as COVID-19 pandemic drags on.

Too early to say Chinese tourists source of virus in PH - DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-27
While an analysis of the circulating strains of the coronavirus in the Philippines showed that their makeup differed from that contracted by the three Chinese tourists who

Pandemic woes continue to push hot money out of PH markets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-27
Short term investments in local financial markets continued to leave the Philippines in July as investors repatriated their assets due to the economic uncertainties caused by

Malacañang eyes live media event with Duterte to dispel health rumors
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
President Rodrigo Duterte hasn't been seen in public amid the COVID-19 pandemic, except for his fifth SONA in late July. He has been staying in his hometown Davao City for several weeks now.

DOTr orders cashless transactions for all vehicles traveling on toll expressways
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
The Department of Transportation said all vehicles using toll expressways must pay only via cashless transactions by November 2, 2020.

Palace mulls holding Duterte live press briefing to dispel health rumors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-27
Malacañang on Thursday said it is in talks on the possibility of holding live press briefings with President Rodrigo Duterte to dispel doubts about his

Lawmakers question fate of PhilHealth for appointing new officer-in-charge with 'medical condition'
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-27
PhilHealth executive vice president Arnel de Jesus has been designated as the new officer-in-charge of the agency, but lawmakers are questioning the validity of his post due to his medical condition.

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