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Infra projects to fuel faster economic recovery
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-20
Fast-tracking the rollout of big-ticket infrastructure under the ambitious "Build, Build, Build," or BBB--including those benefiting Northern Luzon--will be key to immediate recovery from the

Arcturus CEO says in talks with a dozen countries for COVID-19 vaccine supply deals
Reuters - 2020-08-20
Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc is in discussions with about a dozen countries for supply deals of its coronavirus vaccine that is currently in early human testing, the company's chief executive officer told Reuters on Thursday.

Philippines' Duterte says will be Russia vaccine 'guinea pig' as talks begin
YAHOO! - 2020-08-20
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be a guinea pig for a controversial Russian coronavirus vaccine, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerged as a frontrunner for overseas clinical trials.

The Atlantic Is Awash With Far More Plastic Than Previously Thought, Study Finds
NPR - 2020-08-20
A new study suggests there is far more plastic in the Atlantic Ocean than scientists previously thought, especially very small pieces of plastic that can end up inside fish and other animals.

Mark Zuckerberg testified before the FTC as part of its Facebook antitrust probe
The Verge - 2020-08-20
The FTC has been investigating Facebook for potential violations of US antitrust law for at least a year. Facebook announced in July 2019 that the agency had launched a probe into the company as part of its quarterly earnings disclosures.

This electric motorbike's design is inspired by WWII aircrafts -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-08-20
The bike features an electronic dashboard and can reach up to 50 mph.

Good health outcomes vs good economic outcomes: A false choice
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
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A plea against the new normal
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
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Calcium Cee is key to stronger immunity and keeping healthy
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
French hotel company Accor SA considered a possible merger with UK rival InterContinental Hotels Group Plc as the tourism industry grapples with the unprecedented collapse in business from the ...

Macay Holdings to acquire Kitchen City
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
Macay, which also owns the bottler of RC Cola products in the country, is buying Artemisplus for P2 billion in cash as the company forays into the food service business. The canteen concessionaire ...

Associations can think like a futurist
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
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Uber and Lyft shutdown in California averted as judge grants emergency stay
The Verge - 2020-08-20
Lyft had already announced it was planning to temporarily cease operations in the state earlier in the day, and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had said the same about his company in an interview a day earlier.

ATM makers Diebold and NCR deploy fixes for 'deposit forgery' attacks
ZDNet - 2020-08-20
ATMs from the two companies had bugs that could have allowed card fraudsters to modify the amount of money they deposited on their card, and then abuse the new account balance for illegal cash withdrawals.

Google just bought an office development site near Seattle for $40 million, suggesting that the pandemic isn't slowing its expansion plans
Business Insider - 2020-08-20
The sale suggests Google is moving ahead with office expansion plans despite the pandemic, which has caused others to pull back.

Apple's next big iPhone event could be September 10, according to a livestream test that was accidentally set public
Business Insider - 2020-08-20
Apple holds its annual iPhone reveal event in September -- and this year it could be on September 10, according to an accidental YouTube livestream.

Former Uber Executive Charged With Paying 'Hush Money' To Conceal Massive Breach
NPR - 2020-08-20
Federal prosecutors allege Uber's former chief security officer Joe Sullivan covered up the breach, and instead arranged a $100,000 payment to the hackers.

Hotels cut room discounts to cover safety rules
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
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Peso bruised as investors follow Wall Street cue
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
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THC buys Airbus H125 helicopters
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
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PCC clears logistics, airport O&M deals
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
FastCargo is engaged in the business of cargo loading, forwarding and warehousing services. The joint venture stands to benefit in efficiencies in the value chain where Fast Services Corp ...

ASF-hit hogs in Isabela culled
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
At least 300 hogs found infected with African swine fever (ASF) in Luna town in Isabela were culled on Wednesday. Luna Mayor Jaime Atayde said hogs in Barangays Lalog Uno, Lalog Dos and Harana were affected by ASF.

Worldwide Composite Diagnostic or Laboratory Reagents Industry to 2025 - Diversify Your Business - ResearchAndMarkets.com
YAHOO! - 2020-08-20
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SMC Global, AG&P team up for works on Ilijan LNG hub
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
SMC Global Power Holdings Corp., the power unit of San Miguel Corp., is in the advanced stages of executing the binding terminal use agreement term sheet for the proposed liquified natural gas terminal in Batangas.

Gold and nickel reserves rise on back of higher appraisals
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-20
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Phoenix Petroleum cleared to sell P3.5 billion CPs
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell P3.5 billion worth of commercial papers.

3 held for P136 million shabu in Pasig
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
Around 20 kilos of shabu, with an estimated street value of P136 million, believed to be from the Chinese-run Golden Triangle ring were confiscated from three suspected drug dealers in Pasig City on Wednesday night.

Quezon City lifts liquor ban
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
The Quezon City government has lifted the ban on the sale of liquor after Metro Manila and nearby provinces reverted to the less strict general community quarantine or GCQ.

Parañaque compound on lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
The city government of Parañaque locked down yesterday the Silverio Compound in Barangay San Isidro due to the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in the area.

Quake-hit Masbate town appeals for aid
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
More than 3,000 residents displaced by a strong earthquake that jolted Cataingan town in Masbate are staying in crowded evacuation centers.

Suspects in P10 million face shield scam face raps
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
The Manila Police District has filed criminal charges against the owner of a hotel, an executive of a construction firm, and several others over a P10.2-million face shield scam.

2 held for dumping chemical waste into river
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
Two persons were arrested for allegedly dumping chemical waste into a river in Tuy, Batangas on Wednesday. Romano Cabrera, 46, and Mark Anthony Austria, 38, were apprehended in Barangay Bayudbud by police officers who responded to reports that two men were disposing chemical substance at around 5 p.

SEC nullifies The Medical City takeover
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
The Securities and Exchange Commission has nullified the takeover of The Medical City by a group of shareholders.

Philippines Central Bank Pauses After a String of Rate Cuts
YAHOO! - 2020-08-20
The Philippine central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged as it watches how previous easing steps filter their way through an economy mired in its worst crisis in decades.Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas left its benchmark rate at 2.

PH files diplomatic protest vs. China
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-20
The Department of Foreign Affairs announces the Philippines filed a diplomatic protest against China over the Chinese Coast Guard's illegal confiscation of fish aggregating devices of Filipino fisherm

Rizal town mayor, vice mayor catch COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
The mayor and vice mayor of San Mateo, Rizal have been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Tight watch over non-stock savings and loan associations
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
Complex non-stock savings and loan associations with extensive membership base, serious issues and non-conventional business models are now under close monitoring by regulators, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Banks allowed to raise loan limit for real estate
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has raised the real estate loan limit of big banks, releasing P1.2 trillion in additional funds which can be borrowed by the property sector.

PCSO resumes lotto games in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has resumed lotto games in Metro Manila and nearby provinces following the reimposition of general community quarantine or GCQ.

Index slips anew on lack of catalysts
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
Concerns over developments abroad as well as the lack of positive catalysts at home drove share prices further down yesterday, traders said.

BSP takes 'prudent pause' on easing streak
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
No amount of monetary easing and liquidity injection can push businesses and consumers to spend if the confidence is not there," BSP Director Dennis Lapid said.

BSP keeps interest rates steady
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas kept its key interest rates unchanged yesterday, as expected, saying the current monetary policy settings remain appropriate for the time being.

Western Union to Serve Underserved People in the Philippines
YAHOO! - 2020-08-20
Western Union (WU) partners with CARD Bank for efficient money transfer services to underserved families across the Philippines.

Stop using rapid antibody tests for returning residents, DOH tells local officials
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-20
Locally stranded individuals or residents returning to their hometowns should not undergo rapid antibody tests for coronavirus screening since these do not accurately detect COVID-19, the Department o

The BlackBerry is coming back
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-20
It's not a "true" BlackBerry phone, per se, because BlackBerry has been out of the phone business since 2016. But the company has continued to license its brand to phone manufacturers over the years,

Rainy in Luzon, Visayas due to LPA
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
A low-pressure area spotted off Eastern Samar will continue to bring rains over parts of Luzon and the Visayas in the next two days.

LOOK: Husband sends flowers to wife every day as she battles COVID-19 in hospital
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-20
A loving husband has been sending flowers to his wife to give her strength while she fights the novel coronavirus disease in a hospital.

Nueva Ecija radio station slams raps filed by local government officials
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
Radyo Natin Guimba, a community radio station under Manila Broadcasting Company, is facing a complaint for cyber-libel and violation of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act filed by Guimba Mayor Jose Dizon.

BSP pauses monetary easing streak to give PH time to digest P1.3T in liquidity
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-20
The central bank on Thursday (Aug 20) kept its key interest rates unchanged -- in line with market expectations -- saying the Philippine economy needed time to digest the P1.3 trillion in liquidity

Overseas deployment of health workers with contracts as of March 8 allowed
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
Health workers with overseas employment contracts as of March 8 may now leave the country for work, Malacañang said Thursday.

SEC nullifies majority share acquisition in The Medical City
philstar.com - 2020-08-20
Former Health Secretary Alfredo Bengzon's attempt to regain control of The Medical City (TMC) made headway on Thursday.

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