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Las Piñas records 70 COVID-19 cases
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Las Piñas posted 70 fresh cases of coronavirus disease 2019 on Sunday, bringing to 1,419 the total number of COVID-19 infections in the city.

Manila hospital reaches full capacity
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
The Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital in Manila has stopped admitting non-COVID-19 patients after reaching full capacity.

NDFP consultant killed in house raid?
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Two persons, one of them said to be a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, were found dead following a raid by unidentified assailants on a house in Novaliches, Quezon City before dawn yesterday.

No takers for BSP rediscount facility
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Banks continued to snub the peso rediscounting loan facility of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilpinas for the third straight month in July as measures aimed at softening the blow of the pandemic on the economy released much needed liquidity into the financial system.

Cargo ship rams Manila North Harbor
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
A cargo vessel crashed into Pier 2 of the Manila North Harbor yesterday damaging about 10 meters of the port, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Extended MECQ? Delicate balancing of health, economy needed
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Extending the strict lockdown in Metro Manila and nearby areas requires a "delicate balancing" of health and the economy, Malacañang said yesterday, as it assesses the effect of tighter quarantine measures on the spread of COVID-19.

ADB pushes for investments in green, smart transport system
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
The Asian Development Bank is pushing for investments in transportation systems that use new technologies to adopt to social distancing and increased take-up of non-motorized transport amid the pandemic.

Diokno: No need for new rate cut
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees no immediate need to further cut interest rates, reiterating that the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is temporary.

Health, safety measures now mandated by House-approved bill
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-10
The House of Representatives on Monday voted unanimously to pass on third and final reading a bill that would make several health and safety measures mandatory in all parts of the country.

Raising revenues for universal health care
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-10
The Philippine Statistics Authority has confirmed what many Filipinos knew all along. Our economy is now in a recession after two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Thousands of companies closed,

Navy chief wants 'protest' over the latest presence of Chinese survey ships in PH waters
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-10
The Philippine Navy said it would ask the Defense and Foreign Affairs departments to file a diplomatic protest over the presence of Chinese survey ships in the resource-rich Recto Bank within the country's exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea.

Aetas displaced by Taal eruption to continue lessons through hand-delivered modules
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Despite the threats of COVID-19 pandemic, learning will continue for dozens of students of the Aeta community in San Luis, Batangas this month.

Tropical Depression Ferdie exits PAR
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Depression Ferdie has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility but rains will continue to drench parts of Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA said. "Ferdie ...

Steady rise in COVID-19 cases to hamper quick economic recovery - HSBC
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-10
A global bank economist says the Philippine economy may shrink by close to 10% this year as the steady climb in COVID-19 cases is seen to disrupt 'meaningful' economic recovery. But the central bank says the slump is temporary.

Bleak Philippines outlook seen
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Global rating agencies raised concerns over the continued deterioration of the near-term outlook of the Philippines as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

BSP signals to stay put on policy in 'next few quarters'
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
The market likewise expects the central bank to take it easy on lowering interest rates further after the release of a monetary bazooka from March-June.

Eagle Cement rebound prospects dim on weak property sector, competition
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
An early resumption in the construction of state infrastructure projects during lockdown did not stop earnings of Eagle Cement Corp. from plummeting as of June, with a full recovery not yet in the cards due to high production costs and a weaker property sector.

Palace: 'Delicate balancing' of health, economy needed if MECQ will be extended
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Doctors' groups had urged the government to impose the strictest lockdown scenario on four regions in Luzon for two weeks but officials said the government can no longer afford to do so because of its impact on the economy.

Parts of Ilocos region under Signal No. 1 due to 'Ferdie'
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
It is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility this morning. Weather forecasters raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 over the following areas: Western portion of Ilocos Norte ...

One of India's biggest food delivery companies has introduced period leave
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-10
One of India's biggest food delivery companies says it will give all female employees 10 days of "period leave" a year -- a significant milestone in a country where menstruation remains a taboo topic.

Coca-cola mobilizes truck fleet to provide relief goods to communities
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-10
Last August 1, 2020, I had the opportunity to launch the latest initiative as Dean of the University of the Philippines Virata School of Business (VSB). In a Zoom forum attended by the recent ...

Meralco power bills down for fourth straight month in August
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Lower power rates were charged in January, February and May to August, while slight increases were recorded in March and April.

Senate opposition clears way for P162-B stimulus fund as House set to ratify bill
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-10
Last August 1, 2020, I had the opportunity to launch the latest initiative as Dean of the University of the Philippines Virata School of Business (VSB). In a Zoom forum attended by the recent ...

Wearing of face masks at home, face shields in public encouraged
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-10
Several officials are encouraging the use of face masks at home and face shields in public to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but said it's unlikely that government will make them mandatory.

Road to recovery: Struggling MSMEs get support from month-long initiative of Globe myBusiness
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Hope and help is within reach for MSMEs. Not only government sectors have come to their rescue but also private institutions that have kept MSMEs in their best interests and priority.

T-bills rates further slide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-10
Treasury bill rates further slid across the board on Monday as government securities remained appealing to investors despite a COVID-19-induced recession. The Bureau of

PH to start Avigan clinical trial on August 17
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 10) -- The Philippines will conduct the clinical trial of Avigan, the anti-flu drug from Japan that can potentially cure COVID-19, starting August 17.

Metro Manila, 4 provinces may be ready to ease to GCQ by next week, Lorenzana says
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-10
Chairman Delfin Lorenzana says Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are likely ready to ease lockdown rules by August 19.

NDFP peace consultant killed in Quezon City home
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-10
Anakpawis Partylist, which Echanis headed, said in a statement that the peace consultant and a neighbor were killed inside a rented house in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Meralco rates down anew in August
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-10
Electricity rates drop for the fifth straight month in August as Meralco reports an even lower generation charge.

Philippine c.bank says no reason for further rate cuts at this time, governor says
Nasdaq - 2020-08-10
The Philippines' central bank does not see a strong reason for further policy rate cuts at this time, and key rates could remain unchanged for the rest of the year, its governor said on Monday. MANILA,

Philippine central bank says no reason for further rate cuts at this time, governor says
Reuters - 2020-08-10
The Philippines' central bank does not see a strong reason for further policy rate cuts at this time, and key rates could remain unchanged for the rest of the year, its governor said on Monday.

UnionBank, Lazada unveil e-commerce credit card
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-10
Riding on the exponential rise in online shopping during the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic-induced lockdowns, Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has teamed up with leading e-commerce

theLotter is calling all Filipinos to join American lottery and win a $169 million jackpot
philstar.com - 2020-08-10
Powerball is the most popular lottery game in the world, a title it has held ever since it awarded a record-breaking $1.586 billion jackpot in January 2016. The Powerball fever swept the world as people everywhere,

Coronavirus latest: Philippines reports daily record 6,958 cases
NIKKEI - 2020-08-10
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread ... The worldwide death toll has hit 731,570. 9:24 p.m. The Philippines reports 6,958 additional infections, the country's highest single-day count ...

After June growth blip, manufacturing backslides in July
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-10
Last August 1, 2020, I had the opportunity to launch the latest initiative as Dean of the University of the Philippines Virata School of Business (VSB). In a Zoom forum attended by the recent ...

PM of Spain assassinated to avenge Rizal
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-10
Last August 1, 2020, I had the opportunity to launch the latest initiative as Dean of the University of the Philippines Virata School of Business (VSB). In a Zoom forum attended by the recent ...

Apple goes to war with the gaming industry
TechCrunch - 2020-08-09
Most gamers may not view Apple as a games company to the same degree that they see Sony with PlayStation or Microsoft with Xbox, but the iPhone-maker continues to uniformly drive the industry with decisions made in the Apple App Store.

9 Test Positive for Coronavirus at Georgia High School Where Viral Photo Showed Students Without Masks
YAHOO! - 2020-08-09
Nine people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a Georgia high school after footage went viral on social media of mask-less students not following social distance rules in the hallways. Six students and three staff members who were at North ...

Protests Break Out in Belarus After Election That Critics Call Rigged
New York Times - 2020-08-09
Opposition protesters clashed with security forces in Minsk after President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus was announced as winning a sixth term in an election critics say was rigged.

The Other Virus Parents Should Learn About Before Sending Their Kids To School
Forbes - 2020-08-09
While we are currently focused on SARs-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, there is another virus that should especially be on the radar of parents of young children and teens.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 lovefest with Microsoft: It's complicated
ZDNet - 2020-08-09
With apologies to the Carpenters, Samsung executive Federico Casalegno was practically singing, "Why do birds suddenly appear, ev'ry time Microsoft is near."

New insect species found in Laguna
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-09
Two new species of crickets and one species of a katydid were discovered in Laguna province by a team of entomologists, who are working to update the

Task force sets stricter lockdown enforcement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-09
The joint Task Force COVID Shield will be stricter in enforcing moderate lockdown protocols following reports of abuse in exemptions granted to authorized persons outside of

Marawi courts bar walk-in inquiries
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-09
After closing its offices for days to conduct disinfection, the Hall of Justice (HOJ) in Marawi City will implement more stringent health protocols

BOSS ordered to stop selling securities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-09
The Securities and Exchange and Commission (SEC) has ordered Building Our Success Stories Network Inc. (BOSS Network), which fashions itself as a multilevel marketing firm, to stop hawking what has

Banking, sugar units boost FDC 6-month profit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-09
Gotianun family-led conglomerate Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) grew its first-semester net profit by 24 percent year-on-year to P7.2 billion as its banking and sugar businesses made up for the

Subic port surpasses July revenue target
philstar.com - 2020-08-09
Despite restrictions brought by the pandemic, the Bureau of Customs at the port of Subic says it surpassed its target for July by 1.18 percent.

Vice mayor survives gun attack
philstar.com - 2020-08-09
A municipal vice mayor in Zamboanga del Norte survived an attempt on his life by unidentified men who opened fire at his farmhouse in Gutalac town on Saturday.

Over 100 fined for quarantine breach
philstar.com - 2020-08-09
More than a hundred residents of Angeles have been fined by the city government for loitering and not wearing face masks in public.

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