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Government to redouble efforts toward recovery - DOF chief
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
The government has committed to intensify its efforts to help the country recover from the damage brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance said.

Banks ordered to boost defenses vs cyberattacks
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has directed banks and financial institutions to strengthen their multi-layer controls against the fast-evolving nature of cyberattacks as more consumers embrace the use of digital platforms.

PPE makers eye $36 million investments
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
Local makers of medical-grade personal protective equipment are ready to invest an additional $36 million to increase capacity once they get more orders from the government.

Navotas residents refuse free swab tests
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
Mayor Toby Tiangco on Thursday expressed concern that while Navotas has lowered the number of COVID-19 cases, residents refuse to undergo free swab tests.

DOTr clarifies: No toll for EDSA
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
The Department of Transportation yesterday clarified that it is not proposing the establishment of a toll road along EDSA, which was raised by one of its officials in an interview with "The Chiefs" on Wednesday night.

P13.3 billion seized illegal drugs destroyed
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
At least 2.1 tons of illegal drugs seized in recent operations worth P13.35 billion were destroyed at the Integrated Waste Management Inc. facility in Barangay Aguado, Trece Martires City, Cavite yesterday.

House panel wants return of motorcycle taxis
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
A House panel has pushed for lifting of the ban on motorcycle taxis to ease the burden of commuters in the metropolis.

Magnitude 4.5 quake strikes off Claveria town in Cagayan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit waters off Cagayan on Friday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. Phivolcs said the tremor was

Displaced workers may find new jobs as online teachers, delivery staff, call center workers -- job portal
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Filipino workers displaced by the pandemic may have options in industries thriving in these trying times, a recruitment platform said Friday.

Displaced workers may find new jobs as online teachers, delivery staff, call center workers -- job portal
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Filipino workers displaced by the pandemic may have options in industries thriving in these trying times, a recruitment platform said Friday.

Facebook is giving away $40 million to Black-owned businesses
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Facebook on Thursday launched a $40 million grant program for Black-owned businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic -- part of the company's broader initiative to help Black communities, which it announced in June.

UN rights body asks PH gov't for 'independent, transparent' probe on activist killings
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
The United Nations' human rights body said it has raised concerns to the Philippine government over the recent killing of two activists - peace consultant Randall

Groups back House proposal to spare OFWs from PhilHealth collections under UHC Act
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-21
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Hotel chain turns to online events management to stay afloat
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Properties under Megaworld Hotels managed to weather the COVID-19 crunch by looking for new revenue streams, which now include hosting online meetings and events for corporate clients.

Hotel chain turns to online events management to stay afloat
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Properties under Megaworld Hotels managed to weather the COVID-19 crunch by looking for new revenue streams, which now include hosting online meetings and events for corporate clients.

Rural banks willing to grant longer grace period for loan payments
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Rural banks can weather the extension of a fresh 60-day grace period for loan payments provided under the Bayanihan 2 bill, which is close to being signed into law.

Senior citizens complain about not being allowed to go to work amid the pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
A senior citizens advocate airs complaints on behalf of elderly people who are not being allowed to go to work during the pandemic.

Stricter quarantine rules contain infections among healthcare workers, data show
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Philippine General Hospital director Gerardo Legaspi says most of their positive cases are healthcare workers not assigned to COVID-19 wards.

LPA may develop into tropical depression
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
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PNP chief Gamboa confirms invitation to attend meeting pushing for revolutionary government
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa confirmed that he was invited by a group of supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte to attend a meeting calling for a revolutionary government.

Bayanihan 2 lodges more funds in DOH, not PhilHealth amid corruption issues - Angara
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) -- Lawmakers opted to lodge funds provided by the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act under the Department of Health rather than PhilHealth as corruption ...

Rediscovering condo living - is it right for you?
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-21
As condos are usually located in business districts and prime areas, they offer an easier and more convenient way of working for the yuppies. With condo living, there is no need to go through long ...

Face shields now required in malls, other enclosed establishments
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
The government has made the wearing of face shields mandatory not just in public transport and in the workplace, but also in enclosed establishments like malls.

ADB OKs $300-M loan to support financial inclusion reforms in Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
The Asian Development Bank announced Friday it approved a $300-million loan for the Philippines to boost the government's push to trasnform the country into a cash-lite economy.

With or without pandemic, real estate remains one of safest investment options
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Philippines' COVID-19 cases rise to 182,365; death toll nears 3,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 182,365 after 4,786 more people got infected, the Department of Health reported on Friday.

Philippines reports 4,786 more coronavirus infections, 59 deaths
Reuters - 2020-08-21
The Philippines on Friday recorded 4,786 new coronavirus infections, taking its total confirmed cases to 182,365 since the pandemic began, the highest in Southeast Asia.

Philippines reports 4,786 more coronavirus infections, 59 deaths
Reuters - 2020-08-21
The Philippines on Friday recorded 4,786 new coronavirus infections, taking its total confirmed cases to 182,365 since the pandemic began, the highest in Southeast Asia.

Philippines Reports 4,786 More Coronavirus Infections, 59 Deaths
New York Times - 2020-08-21
The Philippines on Friday recorded 4,786 new coronavirus infections, taking its total confirmed cases to 182,365 since the pandemic began, the highest in Southeast Asia.

Bizmen can join IATF as 'resource persons' -- Palace
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
Malacañang on Friday invited businessmen to become "resource persons" in crafting policies meant to control the spread of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) in the country, but fell short of giving them a seat in the virus task force.

Bayanihan 2 authorizes gov't to purchase COVID-19 vaccines prior to phase 4 trials
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
Lawmakers are moving to allow the government to immediately purchase coronavirus vaccines even if they are yet to undergo final clinical trials in a bid to fast-track procurement once the cure to the dreaded disease is available.

No gov't proposal to impose toll fees on EDSA - DOTr
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
DOTr says it is not proposing the establishment of a toll road along EDSA, adding it is only an idea suggested by stakeholders.

Law-abiding drivers to enjoy 10-year license validity
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
The Land Transportation Office says drivers without offenses are eligible for a license that is good for 10 years.

Authorities lauded for seizure of P14 million worth of shabu in Lanao del Sur
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
The provincial government of Lanao del Sur lauded Friday the law enforcement units involved in the seizure of P14 million worth of shabu in two operations in the province this week.

PHOTOS: Why The Philippines Has So Many Teen Moms
NPR - 2020-08-21
Each year, 1.2 million Filipina girls between the ages of 10 and 19 have a child. The government is trying to change things. But the pandemic has made matters worse.

Bayanihan 2 allows gov't to buy ?10B COVID-19 vaccines ahead of phase 4 trials
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Lawmakers will allow DOH to pre-procure coronavirus vaccines prior to phase 4 clinical trials to ensure that the Philippines will be among the first to secure doses amid limited supply.

POGOs a potential source of Bayanihan 2 funds, Drilon says
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
Lawmakers have set their sights on online casino centers as one of the possible sources of funds for the administration-backed stimulus bill that seeks to salvage the economy from a coronavirus-induced slump.

Isko Moreno wants NBI probe into stalls selling products labeling Manila as 'province of China'
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
The Manila mayor accused the stores of violating the Consumer Act of the Philippines and Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009, and of engaging in online selling without requisites permits.

ABS-CBN posts first ever loss after shutdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN Corp. posted its first-ever loss as a publicly-traded company after the government shuttered its primary television business beginning May this year. This was before

World Bank chief warns extreme poverty could surge by 100 million amid pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-08-21
The coronavirus pandemic may have driven as many as 100 million people back into extreme poverty, World Bank President David Malpass warned Thursday.

Volkswagen now has another electric SUV to take on Tesla
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-21
Production has started in Germany on the first electric SUV from the Volkswagen brand, marking the latest push by the world's largest carmaker into cleaner vehicles.

Greenfield Tower is fit for the new normal
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Top reusing and recycling best practices to try at home
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Interagency body to probe Echanis, Alvarez slays
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-20
A Department of Justice (DOJ)-led interagency body has begun its investigation into the murder of peasant leader Randall Echanis and would also be looking into the killing of human rights activist

Daily Crunch: Lyft and Uber win legal victory
TechCrunch - 2020-08-20
Uber and Lyft may not be pausing operations in California after all, Google releases new emergency alert tools and Airbnb bans all parties. This is your Daily Crunch for . The big story: Uber and Lyft win legal victory Earlier today,

Business group appeals for full resumption of economic activities amid COVID-19 pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-20
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls for the efficient resumption of businesses and unhampered movement of workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic

A growing dent in Earth's magnetic field could wreak havoc on satellites and the space station, NASA says
Business Insider - 2020-08-20
Earth's magnetic field is weakening. NASA is monitoring one particular weak spot over the Atlantic, which can cause damage to satellites as they pass.

Salesforce will let its employees work from home until August 2021, with 6 extra weeks of time off for parents
Business Insider - 2020-08-20
Salesforce is giving all employees the option to work from home until at least July 31 to help them plan ahead.

FDA OKs Ofatumumab (Kesimpta) for Relapsing Forms of MS
Medscape - 2020-08-20
The FDA has approved ofatumumab (Kesimpta) as the first self-administered, targeted B-cell therapy for adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

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