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BusinessMirror Sports is publishing articles from your not-so-regular contributors who, because of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, are trying their hand at sportswriting. Neil Etheridge, Roland Mueller and Michael Falkesgaard.

DOH recognizes role of religious leaders in easing depression, suffering during pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday recognized the role of religious leaders in helping those who are depressed or suffering from the impact of Covid-19. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that Filipinos are "highly religious" people and they sometimes turn to priests or other religious leaders to

ADB pushes development of public transport system amid pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The Asian Development Bank is calling for the continuous development of public transportation systems in the Asia-Pacific region amid the pandemic, as the impact of the health crisis will be felt for years.

European Union grants P1.41 billion for Mindanao
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The European Union has extended a P1.41 billion (24.5 million euro) grant to support peace and development initiatives in Mindanao, including the rehabilitation of the war-torn Marawi City and coronavirus response efforts in the region,

Joe Biden: The vaccine that America needs
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
Finally, after several heartbreaking attempts, Joe Biden got the long-sought prize in his life-long political odyssey. His previous presidential runs in 1987 and 2007 dismally ended without even winning a single primary contest.

OSG asks SC to cancel oral arguments on ATA in September
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
SOLICITOR General Jose Calida on Monday asked the Supreme Court to cancel the oral arguments it has scheduled on the third week of September on the petitions seeking to scrap the implementation of Republic Act 11479,

BIR clarifies tax implications of travel restrictions on cross-border matters
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The implementation of travel restrictions as a safety measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has raised concerns on the taxability of employment income of cross-border workers and the creation of Permanent Establishment (PE) of foreign enterprises in the Philippines.

1,333 more jeepneys to ply Metro Manila routes
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has approved 1,333 more traditional jeepneys to operate along 23 additional routes in Metro Manila beginning tomorrow.

12 nabbed in Quezon City gym
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Twelve men caught working out in a Quezon City gym were arrested for allegedly violating health protocols under general community quarantine on Sunday.

Duterte to tackle where COVID-19 funds went in Tuesday airing of speech
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
President Rodrigo Duterte will again address the nation in a taped speech to be aired at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning from Davao City, where he is expected to discuss where funds for COVID-19 response went.

North Cotabato farmers to receive land titles today
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
More than 4,000 hectares of land will be awarded to beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in North Cotabato today.

2 SUVs ram concrete barriers along EDSA
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Two vehicular accidents were recorded along EDSA yesterday as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority finished installing 1,200 steel bollards to replace a portion of the concrete barriers along the busway.

SEAF invests in local accounting firm
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The SMALL Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) announced that it has invested in CloudCfo, a technology-driven provider of outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and finance services for local startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country.

PPE makers want long-term procurement plan
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Philippine manufacturers of medical grade personal protective equipment are hopeful the government will have a long-term procurement plan for locally made PPEs once the Bayanihan 2 bill becomes a law.

Warns of more defaults
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
A proposal to impose a cap on finance charges, if applied to all types of interest rates, may kill the credit card industry at a time when the default rate is expected to double due to the impact of the pandemic,

PNP virus deaths rise to 16
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The death toll due to the coronavirus disease 2019 in the Philippine National Police has climbed to 16 after another PNP officer succumbed to COVID-19.

COVID-19 in factories worries workers transmission in factories
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Factory workers in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) are concerned over what they described as continuous transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in the workplace.

Government urged to export 6% of local sugar to US
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Sugar stakeholders are calling on the government to export at least six percent of the expected sugar production to the US market to balance local supply as a hike in output in this crop year is expected.

Alibaba investors swap U.S. shares for Hong Kong amid crackdown
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
Temasek Group Holdings Pte., Baillie Gifford & Co., and Matthews Asia... The information-technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) industry has seen its productivity rise as quarantine ...

UK PM urges parents to let their kids go back to school
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The information-technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) industry has seen its productivity rise as quarantine restrictions were eased, making it one of the few sectors to have a ...

Parañaque COVID-19 cases top 4,000
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in Parañaque has surpassed 4,000, the city health office reported yesterday.

Isko opens refurbished Lagusnilad underpass
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
After being stalled for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno led the inauguration yesterday of the newly renovated Lagusnilad underpass.

RCBC raises $300 million from foreign debt market
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. raised $300 million as it returned to the offshore debt market through the first ever additional Tier 1 securities issuance out of the Philippines.

Index tumbles on lingering pandemic jitters
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The stock market opened the week on a sour note, closing 61.82 points lower at 5,943.58, while the broader All Shares gauge slipped by 32.49 points, or 0.90 percent, to end at 3,540.57.

SEC order to bring back Bengzon to The Medical City leadership
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
MANILA, Philippines--The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered the operator of The Medical City to restore its board composition going back several years, paving the way for the return of

SEC order to bring back Bengzon as The Medical City CEO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
MANILA, Philippines--The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered the operator of The Medical City to restore its board composition going back several years, paving the way for the return of

Dow futures soar 300 points after Trump pushes plasma treatments
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
Stocks are set for a sharp rally on Monday after the Trump administration approved a potential COVID-19 treatment.

DOH backs tapping church leaders in dealing with mental health woes
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The Department of Health supports the plan to tap religious leaders to provide guidance, enlightenment, and support to those struggling with their mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greenpro Incubator Business Model and Dividends
YAHOO! - 2020-08-24
KUALA LUMPUR / ACCESSWIRE / August 24, 2020 / Greenpro Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GRNQ) today updated its shareholders about its business activities. Greenpro Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNQ), headquartered in Kuala Lumpur,

18 Chinese tech stocks soar 200% as a major market relaxes its IPO rules
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
ChiNext, a Nasdaq-like board on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, has debuted new rules that allow companies to participate in an IPO registration system akin to how public listings work in the United States.

SolGen Calida seeks cancellation of oral arguments on the anti-terrorism law
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The Solicitor General has filed an urgent motion asking that oral arguments on the anti-terrorism law be cancelled.

Bayanihan II, administration-backed stimulus, now up for Duterte's signature
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The adminsitration-backed stimulus package worth P165.5 billion is now ready to be sent to President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature, ending months-long wait for an economic rescue plan meant to salvage sectors battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Lagusnilad underpass gets new look, sees return of 'Books from Underground'
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The city government of Manila on Monday morning inaugurated the newly rehabilitated Lagusnilad pedestrian underpass.

IATF asks MVP, Ayala Group for fixed phone lines for centralized COVID-19 hospital hotline
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
IATF and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque rang up the heads of the MVP and Ayala groups -- once the subject of public rants by President Rodrigo Duterte -- to ask for dedicated phone lines for the government's centralized COVID-19 hotline.

US airline pilots are worried about their jobs. So some are learning to fly drones
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
With mass layoffs at US air carriers expected this fall, airline pilots like Michelle Bishop are anticipating the unwelcome reality that pilots like herself may soon be left without stable work. "I'm just trying to fly as much as I can,

Property hunters dump condos for houses in lockdown period
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Since public transportation has been suspended from March to May...,property seekers may have looked for residential properties closer to their workplaces...," Lamudi said.

House ratifies Bayanihan 2
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The measure, which provides funding support for the government in its COVID-19 fight, will now be up for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature.

Battling the invisible: Mental health support amidst COVID-19
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The once busy street outside your home has become an eerily quiet road for nearly four months now. Unsurprisingly, the unfamiliar and deafening silence has plagued your mind ever since--tormenting a part of you that often seems distant and unreachable.

Philippines Reports 4,686 New Coronavirus Cases, 13 More Deaths
New York Times - 2020-08-24
The Philippine health ministry on Monday confirmed 4,686 additional novel coronavirus infections and 13 more deaths.

Congress mulls breaking apart P1.3-T ARISE bill provisions
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The P1.3-trillion Accelerated Recovery and Investments Stimulus for the Economy (ARISE) bill will not be passed on its current form, and instead will see its components divided into small pieces "and separate packages,

Start of Avigan clinical trial in PH delayed
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The clinical trial for anti-viral drug Avigan as a treatment for COVID-19 in the Philippines has been postponed. The nine-month trial was slated to start on Aug. 17, but was pushed back to September at the earliest.

Close contacts of COVID-19 patients refusing isolation, testing may face sanctions
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The Department of Health warns persons who were identified as close contacts of a COVID-19 patient may face sanctions if they refuse to be tested or isolated.

BSP tells banks to ramp up security amid rise in text-based fraud
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
Financial firms are advised to review security protocols and ramp up anti-fraud measures as more scammers dupe depositors into giving personal data through fake text messages.

Blasts kill 9 people, wound soldiers in Philippines -- reports
NIKKEI - 2020-08-24
A bombing in a town on a restive southern Philippines island killed nine people and wounded dozens on Monday, among them soldiers and civilians, the military said, with Islamist militants suspected of being behind the attack.

Case closed: Supreme Court OKs Pemberton's withdrawal of conviction review
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The former US Marine withdrew his appeal on June 2, the same day the Philippines terminated the suspension of the Visiting Forces Agreement.

Philippines signs $28.8-M grant with EU for Mindanao peace efforts
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has secured a third tranche of aid from the European Union to fund peace initiatives in restive parts of Mindanao and the delayed rehabilitation of conflict ...

'Bayanihan 2' to ensure priority of local PPE makers, DOH says
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
Amid criticisms the Philippine government prefers buying imported personal protective equipment (PPE), the passage of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act will guarantee that local manufacturers will be the priority for procurement,

LIST: LTFRB allows resumption of 1,333 jeepneys in 23 routes
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
"Even if a unit isn't brand new, if it passes the roadworthiness test of the LTO, it will pass. Now talking about the pandemic, we can't let all the vehicles out because that will defeat the purpose of quarantine.

1,333 more jeepneys to ply Metro Manila routes on August 26
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has approved the resumption of operations of these traditional jeepneys in 23 routes.

Singaporean antibody firm draws throngs of Korean investors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
SEOUL -- Singapore-based antibody discovery firm Hummingbird Bioscience is drawing attention from South Korean investors for its computational systems biology-driven drug candidate discovery

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