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North Cotabato governor offers bounty for killer of Manobo leader
philstar.com - 2020-08-25
North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco is ready to give out cash incentives to informants who can help the police identify the killers of tribeswoman Bae Merlin Ansabo Celis of Magpet town.

Reality of allocating limited tourism financial aid sets in
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-25
NOW the harsh reality has set in. While tourism stakeholders celebrate their victory in getting a P10-billion allocation mostly for financial assistance under the recently ratified Bayanihan 2 Bill, the funds will not be enough to help all enterprises affected by Covid-19.

Tribe leader slain
philstar.com - 2020-08-25
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Unidentified assailants shot dead a female leader of the Manobo tribe in the hinterlands of Magpet town in this province on Sunday. Bae Milda Ansabo of Barangay Mahongkog died at the scene. Ansabo was active in promoting ...

Pia at Jeremy, mukhang sa kasal na ang tuloy
philstar.com - 2020-08-25
Parang sa kasal na nga ang ending ng relas­yon ni former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach sa travel influencer na si Jeremy Jauncey.

EDITORIAL - Why not tap our mental health professionals?
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases recently asked religious leaders to help address mental health issues and problems of depression that resulted to an increase in suicides nationwide.

KFC suspends its 'finger lickin' good' slogan because of coronavirus
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-24
Kentucky Fried Chicken has decided to pause using its 'finger lickin' good' slogan because ... well, that's probably not the best idea right now.

Asana, the hot productivity software startup valued at $1.5 billion, just filed to go public via a direct listing
Business Insider - 2020-08-24
Asana, the producitivty startup founded by Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz, filed its paperwork for a direct listing on Monday.

Meralco suspends power service disconnection anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Customers of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will enjoy another monthlong reprieve from getting their service disconnected for nonpayment of power bills, the utility firm told

Research Examines Links Between 'Long COVID' and ME/CFS
Medscape - 2020-08-24
Myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome investigators are now including people with long-term post-COVID-19 symptoms in their studies, aiming to elucidate 'post-viral' pathophysiology.

FDA Updates Hydrochlorothiazide Label to Include Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Risk
Medscape - 2020-08-24
Hydrochlorothiazide is associated with an increased risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to updates to the medication's label.

Snowflake, the $12.4 billion cloud data warehousing startup, files to go public in one of the year's most anticipated tech IPOs
Business Insider - 2020-08-24
Snowflake, the hot $12.4 billion startup, emerged as a dominant player in the fast-growing cloud data warehousing market. It just filed to go public.

Abu Sayyaf leader hunted after 2 blasts rock Jolo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-24
The first explosion from a bomb planted in a motorcycle rocked Jolo, Sulu province, just before noon on Monday. An hour later, a second blast came a hundred meters away, when a

53 Coronavirus Cases Reportedly Linked To Maine Wedding Reception
NPR - 2020-08-24
Nearly half the people who attended the reception have tested positive for the virus. Maine authorities say it has spread to others who did not attend the wedding, including a woman who has died.

This high tech shelter keeps you cool without an A/C
Mashable - 2020-08-24
A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley and the Singapore-ETH Centre have created a bus stop-like pavilion that can cool you down without using a conventional air conditioner.

DOH logs 4,686 new Covid cases
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
A TOTAL of 4,686 confirmed cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 194,252. Of the 4,686 reported cases based on total tests done by 95 out of 109 current operational laboratories,

Quakes rock Visayas, Mindanao
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
Earthquakes rocked parts of the Visayas and Mindanao yesterday, but no damage or injuries were reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Zoom Goes Down as Kids Go Back to Virtual School
Entrepreneur - 2020-08-24
Zoom says it has "resolved the issue causing users to be unable to start and join Zoom Meetings and Webinars. Users are now also able to sign up for paid accounts, upgrade, and manage their service on the Zoom website.

New report reveals people are selling Glocks and semi-automatic guns on Facebook Marketplace by disguising them as 'stickers'
Business Insider - 2020-08-24
The new scheme follows a previously reported strategy where sellers listed empty gun cases, then offered the actual gun to prospective buyers.

Full lockdowns no longer an option
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The Philippines and the rest of the world are now in a much better position to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The strict lockdowns in the past contained the virus spread to a certain extent. But there is no longer a need to resort to them despite recent spikes.

DOTr to craft policy for cashless payment in PHL expressways
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has created a working group that will create "new processes and procedures" for the implementation of cashless and contactless transaction in expressways. Transportation Secretary Arthur P.

Simple design steps can take your garden to the next level
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
By John Raby / The Associated Press CHARLESTON, West Virginia--The flower beds are finished, the vegetables are growing, and yet something could be missing from the backyard landscape: That "wow" factor.

Philippines, Indonesia eye cooperation
philstar.com - 2020-08-24
The Philippines and Indonesia are looking to work together in investment promotion, halal products and creative economy to enhance trade and investment flows.

25-year-old Luminar CEO just sold the self-driving car startup he founded in high school in a $3.4 billion deal
Business Insider - 2020-08-24
Austin Russel founded self-driving car tech company Luminar when he was 17. Now he's selling it to a SPAC in a deal valued at $3.4 billion.

In search of homegrown world-class goalkeepers
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-24
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.

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