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Report of nurse helping a homeless woman give birth goes viral
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- A report about an off-duty nurse helping a street dweller give birth has gone viral. Lorrainne Pingol was running late for work Tuesday as she made ...

US to aid out-of-school Filipino youth through ?1.9-B project
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
Around 180,000 out-of-school youth in the Philippines may get support through the ?1.9-billion project launched by the United States government.

Ayala Land sets bond offer
philstar.com - 2020-08-19
The listed property arm of conglomerate Ayala Corp. announced Wednesday it plans to raise P6.25 billion through the issuance of debt papers, adding an offer to current bond holders to swap their securities so they can participate in the fresh offering.

Homeless man dies after getting stuck inside waterslide pipe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-19
A man who broke inside a closed water park met his untimely death after getting stuck inside a waterslide's pipe.

Family business governance -- Important then and now
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-19
As Covid-19 cases soared to 169,213 on... The need for family governance then The Philippine business landscape is unquestionably dominated by family-owned businesses. Despite the humble ...

The K-pop label that created BTS is going public
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
Big Hit Entertainment, the talent agency behind the hugely popular Korean group BTS, received preliminary approval this month to list on the country's stock market.

Government debt fetch low rates, but suffer shorter payment terms in June
philstar.com - 2020-08-19
Payment terms on government debts continue to shorten as of June, cancelling out any benefits from falling borrowing costs at a time the country is turning to loans to fund its costly coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) response.

Citibank sent a hedge fund $175 million by mistake. Now it's struggling to get the money back
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
It mistakenly wired roughly $175 million to Brigade Capital Management, and the hedge fund hasn't returned the money.

NBI to reopen probe on Jolo shooting to uncover cops' motive
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
The National Bureau of Investigation will reopen its investigation into the Jolo shooting to determine the motive of the nine cops who were tagged in the incident that led to the killing of four Army personnel.

Court of Appeals denies Ressa's request to travel abroad
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
The Court of Appeals denied Rappler CEO Maria Ressa's motion to travel abroad pending appeal of her conviction.

Philippines reports 4,650 new coronavirus cases, 111 additional deaths
Reuters - 2020-08-19
The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 4,650 new coronavirus infections and 111 additional deaths.

HK chief Carrie Lam has credit card trouble after US sanctions
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-19
The need for family governance then The Philippine business landscape is unquestionably dominated by family-owned businesses. Despite the humble connotation that average men try to pin on it ...

LIST: Services allowed to reopen, will remain closed as Metro Manila and other regions shift to GCQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
While Metro Manila and nearby regions have relaxed their COVID-19 lockdowns anew, the government on Wednesday announced that some services and business establishments will still remain shut while under general community quarantine.

No fees, no deliberate exposure to virus: Experts detail process of vaccine clinical trials in PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
Experts and researchers assure the safety of Filipinos as the country is set to participate in the clinical trial of Russia's coronavirus vaccine.

Here are the clever ways some companies are getting workers to take time off
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
A company created Family and Friends Day, a day when the entire company virtually shuts down. With everyone off at the same time, that means workers aren't returning to a big pile of work that their colleagues have passed along.

Meeting food security challenges amid Covid-19 pandemic focus of Aug. 31 BusinessMirror forum
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-19
CLOSE to 100 percent of tourism and tourism-related enterprises are micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), contrary to the claim of some lawmakers that big business is driving the clamor for ...

Urban poor call for financial aid, moratorium on evictions amid pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-08-19
"Since they cannot go out to work, they suffer from hunger, loneliness, and fear of the repercussions of COVID."

SSI Group: Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
philstar.com - 2020-08-19
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the stockholders of SSI Group, Inc. for the year 2020 will be held and conducted via virtual meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9 a.m. via The Agenda for the meeting shall be as follows: Approval of Minutes of the Annual Meeting held on June 26,

Philippines bans poultry products from Australia over bird flu outbreak
Reuters - 2020-08-19
The Philippines said on Wednesday it has temporarily banned the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products from Australia after the presence of the highly pathogenic H7N7 avian flu virus was detected at an egg farm.

Ombudsman suspends PhilHealth officials as probe into alleged anomalies continues
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Ombudsman Samuel Martires has ordered the suspension of 13 PhilHealth officials amid an ongoing probe into alleged corruption in the agency, according ...

LGUs to determine operating capacity for dine-in restaurants, salons, barbershops under GCQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19)-- Salons, barbershops, and restaurants for dine-in will be allowed to resume operations under the general quarantine status in Metro Manila and ...

COVID-19 vaccine likely available in PH by Q2 2021 - DOST
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
A vaccine against coronavirus may be available to Filipinos 'en masse' by the second quarter of 2021, an official from the Department of Science and Technology says.

BIR eases tax residency rules for foreign employees
philstar.com - 2020-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has eased the tax residency rules for foreign employees who are forced to extend their stay in the Philippines due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. BIR Commissioner Caesar ...

Glossier, a billion-dollar beauty brand, apologizes to former retail workers after racism allegations
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
(CNN) - Glossier, a billion-dollar beauty startup, built up its brand in part by touting a mission to "democratize" the industry and "give everyone a voice about the beauty products we use.

Coronavirus latest: Global cases top 22m
NIKKEI - 2020-08-19
sources tell Nikkei, down from 260 a day earlier, the first time Japan's capital has had fewer than 200 new coronavirus cases in a day since Aug. 11. 2:19 p.m. The Philippines, Southeast Asia's ...

IATF: Still no deployment of health workers abroad
philstar.com - 2020-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases mandated anew yesterday the suspension of overseas deployment of medical and allied health workers due to the coronavirus pandemic. Presidential ...

Teachers' group slams DepEd suggestion to extend classes for up to 8 hours
philstar.com - 2020-08-19
The group further cited record-high joblessness recorded by the Social Weather Stations in July, saying this was a "a major factor to the success and sustainability of an already inaccessible remote learning modality for a 'technologically backward ...

An ugly battle is playing out between McDonald's and its former CEO
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-19
(CNN) - McDonald's former CEO Steve Easterbrook is fighting the company's attempt to claw back his severance package. Earlier this month, McDonald's sued Easterbrook, whom it ousted in November ...

MultiSys launches SMS messaging platform TXTBOX.com
philstar.com - 2020-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Recognizing the importance of information dissemination during this time of quarantine lockdowns and other restrictions, leading software solutions company MultiSys Technologies Corp. launched a "plug and play" SMS messaging ...

New Westmincom chief assumes post
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Maj. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr. assumed his post as the new head of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) yesterday. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Gilbert Gapay led the turnover of command from Lt.

Ilocos Norte remains ASF-free
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Philippines -- Only Ilocos Norte remains free of African swine fever (ASF) in Ilocos region. Florentino Adame, Department of Agriculture regional regulatory division chief, said Pangasinan is the most affected, with hogs in 31areas ...

COVID-19 seen triggering youth employment crisis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-18
Young Filipinos who are supposed to enter the job market this year will find it harder to gain employment amid the COVID-19-induced recession, with more than a million in potential jobs to be shed if

Makati wants more contact tracers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Makati Mayor Abby Binay asked the national government on Tuesday to help them fight the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by giving them more personnel to conduct contact ...

Taal Volcano not acting up -- Phivolcs
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A weak steam emission was observed from Taal Volcano in Batangas yesterday, but it was not showing an increased level of activity. Science Undersecretary and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) officer-in ...

Megawide posts loss in H1
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Megawide Construction Corp., the listed engineering and construction company, incurred a net loss of P398 million in the first half of the year compared to a net profit of P585.8 a year ago. This marked the first time the company ...

Sixto Brillantes Jr., Elections Lawyer in the Philippines, Dies at 80
New York Times - 2020-08-18
In the Philippines, postelection court cases can drag on for years ... He was 16, entering San Beda University to study accounting and business, when his father became an elections commissioner. He said later that his father had one ambition: to become ...

SC asked to end legal tussle between MORE Power, PECO
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-18
Measured by value, it is the largest business in the world and the biggest in the Philippines. But it is almost impossible to find anyone outside of the industry that has the slightest ...

Fruitas incurs losses in H1 due to lockdown
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-18
Measured by value, it is the largest business in the world and the biggest in the Philippines. But it is almost impossible to find anyone outside of the industry that has the slightest ...

Surge in demand for cement to lift SCG sales in H2-exec
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-18
Measured by value, it is the largest business in the world and the biggest in the Philippines. But it is almost impossible to find anyone outside of the industry that has the slightest ...

Viability of virtual banks affected by pandemic, lack of infrastructure
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Aspiring digital bank entrants in Asia, including the Philippines, may struggle to attain the critical mass necessary to reach business viability amid the pandemic-related economic shock, according to Fitch Ratings. In a report ...

Group calls for retention of sugar quota
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Sugar stakeholders are urging the Department of Agriculture to maintain the status quo on sugar classification for the upcoming crop year. The Asociación de Agricultores de La Carlota y Pontevedra Inc. (AALCPI) of Negros Occidental ...

PCAB, PayMaya partner for online payment
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) has partnered with PayMaya Philippines Inc. for payments for online renewal of licenses. In a statement Monday, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said a memorandum of ...

Wholesale prices of building materials down in June
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Wholesale prices of building materials in Metro Manila continued to ease in June, reflecting weak demand in the construction sector as most activities remain limited due to the community quarantine. Based on the Construction ...

House panel OKs bill extending tax amnesty
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A House panel has approved a bill extending the period of estate tax amnesty to provide additional financial relief to Filipinos during the coronavirus pandemic. In a virtual meeting last Monday, the ways and means committee chaired ...

15 PCSO execs face P837 million graft raps
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed charges of graft and gross misconduct against 15 former and incumbent officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). The case stemmed from alleged anomalies in the ...

From Russia with love
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
I have always been an admirer of James Bond films. I watched the first movie, Dr. No, starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress in Cairo, where I graduated from high school at Cairo American College. Needless to say after watching that first one, I was ...

Quarantine easing buoys stock trades
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Share prices rallied yesterday as Metro Manila and nearby areas revert to a less stringent general community quarantine, traders said. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed at 6,156.45, up 87.67 points or 1.44 ...

Human rights activist gunned down in Bacolod
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- A human rights activist was shot dead in this city on Monday. Zarah Alvarez, 39, was walking along Sta. Maria street in Barangay Mandalagan on her way to her boarding house when an unidentified man shot her in the back, Maj.

1 million young workers at risk of losing jobs - ADB
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- As many as one million young workers in the Philippines, or those aged 15 to 24, are in danger of losing their jobs amid the pandemic, according a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In a joint report with the ...

Magnitude 6.5 quake rocks Masbate
philstar.com - 2020-08-18
Phivolcs said the epicenter of the earthquake--tectonic in origin--was located five kilometers southwest of Cataingan town. It jolted the area at around 8:03 a.m.

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