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The order from Gov. Tim Walz about face mask use indoors generated mixed reactions from merchants and customers.

Palace exec seeks understanding as stranded folk crowd stadium
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A Malacañang official on Saturday appealed for understanding as thousands of people waiting for rides out of Metro Manila were brought en masse to Rizal Memorial Sports ...

Virus-weary Texas braces as Hurricane Hanna arrives
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-25
Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Texas' Padre Island on Saturday afternoon. The storm made landfall about 15 miles (24 miles) north

L.A. County Reports 53 New Deaths and 3,628 More COVID-19 Cases
YAHOO! - 2020-07-25
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Saturday that 53 more people died from coronavirus overnight, with 3,628 new cases reported. Across all areas of L.A. County, it brings the total to 172,

Caloocan printing shop making fake test result closed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-25
A Caloocan printing shop, which reportedly manufactured a fake coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test result, was shut down by the city government on Friday for operating without a business permit. The

84% of Pinoys stressed by COVID-19 pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-25
Most Filipinos continue to experience stress brought by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, results of the special Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey

Ahead of SONA protests, DOJ affirms right to assemble
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-25
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra affirmed on Saturday that the right to peaceably assemble is enshrined in the Constitution that all government officials and employees swore

China launches independent, unmanned Mars mission
Reuters - 2020-07-25
China successfully launched an unmanned probe to Mars on Thursday in its first independent mission to another planet, a bid for global leadership in space and a display of its technological prowess and ambition.

New weekends in Tagaytay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-25
At the city rotunda, a big streamer telling people to stay home and keep their face masks on is conspicuously hung to welcome travelers to this major tourist destination in Cavite

Apple starts making first flagship iPhone in India
The Verge - 2020-07-25
Apple manufacturer Foxconn has started building iPhone 11 units in a facility near Chennai in India, TechCrunch reported, the first time Apple has made one of its top-tier phones in that country. Apple has manufactured lower-priced iPhone models in India since 2017,

Big Tech, Beyond COVID19
Forbes - 2020-07-25
By Michael Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at London Business School For most of us, the COVID-19 crisis has been truly awful.

Parasitic infection linked to bagged salad spreads to 641 - 2020-07-25
The Food and Drug Administration said 641 people have now been sickened in 11 states in an outbreak linked to a bagged salad mix recalled more than a month ago.

Well-Timed IPO Leads to 76% Surge in Debut for Dye & Durham
Bloomberg - 2020-07-25
Dye & Durham Ltd., a provider of software for legal and business professionals, surged in its Toronto trading debut after raising C$150 million ($110 million) in its initial public offering.

Banks extend P71 billion loans to MSMEs during lockdown - 2020-07-25
Philippine banks granted and refinanced loans amounting to P71 billion to help micro, small, and medium enterprises survive the economic fallout from the global pandemic, according to Bangko Sentral ng PilipinasGovernor Benjamin Diokno.

Qatar Airways revives Cebu flights - 2020-07-25
Qatar Airways is expanding its services to the Philippines as it revives its flights to Cebu. The national carrier of Qatar launched Friday its Doha-Cebu services which would be offered three times a week.

Over 10K WiFi hotspots seen by year-end - 2020-07-25
The Department of Information and Communications Technology plans to increase the number of free WiFi spots nationwide to more than 10,000 by year-end.

PayMaya expands collaboration with SSS - 2020-07-25
PayMaya is expanding its collaboration with the Social Security System (SSS), this time to allow the state pension fund's members to safely and conveniently claim their benefits.

VCO manufacturer seeks government support for R&D - 2020-07-25
A local manufacturer of virgin coconut oil has urged government to provide more support for research and development on the antiviral and immunomodulatory properties of VCO to provide more Filipinos an accessible and alternative way of protecting themselves against the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Tagaytay Highlands posts 21% higher EBITDA in 2019 - 2020-07-25
Tagaytay Highlands, the premier mountain resort development of Belle Corp., posted substantial gains last year as its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization went up by 21 percent to 364 million from 301 million in 2018.

10 inmates, 3 jail officers die of COVID-19 - 2020-07-25
Ten inmates and three personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology have succumbed to coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, an official said yesterday.

Emirates to cover passengers from COVID-19 costs - 2020-07-25
Emirates becomes the first airline globally to offer its passengers free cover for COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs in a bid to boost travel confidence amid the pandemic.

MMDA warns bus drivers vs speeding - 2020-07-25
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority yesterday reminded bus drivers to comply with the speed limit on EDSA after a driver figured in a viral video speeding and knocking down concrete barriers.

DTI suspends applications for COVID-19 aid - 2020-07-25
The financing arm of the Department of Trade and Industry has temporarily suspended accepting online applications for the lending program to help micro and small enterprises affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic as loan requests have already exceeded the fund allocated for the facility.

Garmin global outage caused by ransomware attack, sources say
TechCrunch - 2020-07-25
An ongoing global outage at sport and fitness tech giant Garmin was caused by a ransomware attack, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the incident. The incident began late Wednesday and continued through the weekend,

They want to hear from us - 2020-07-25
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DILG blames faulty barriers for accidents - 2020-07-25
Faulty construction and improper usage are to blame for the accidents involving motorcycle riders who use COVID-19 barriers, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said yesterday.

Jollibee bullish on bounceback - 2020-07-25
Asian food conglomerate Jollibee Foods Corp. expects a strong recovery despite a difficult business environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Installment option now more preferred - RCBC - 2020-07-25
More clients are maximizing installment options to ease the burden of settling obligations and big-ticket purchases made amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, according to the credit card arm of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

PNP to tap chismosos in contact tracing - 2020-07-25
The police will tap neighborhood chismosos or gossipers in tracing individuals who could have interacted with those infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Green energy tariff program policy out - 2020-07-25
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has signed the green energy tariff program policy to boost renewable energy development in the country.

Hotels to hold online travel mart in September - 2020-07-25
The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association Philippines is rolling out up to 70 percent discount deals from its member hotels come September.

Fake AFP general arrested in Negros Occidental - 2020-07-25
A man who posed as a military general and eight others were arrested in Barangay Zone 2, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental on Friday.

Pangasinan PNP, DOH-Calabarzon on lockdown - 2020-07-25
The Pangasinan provincial police office has been placed on lockdown after 15 police officers tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

2 dead in Quezon drug bust - 2020-07-25
Two suspected drug dealers were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers during a sting in Lucban, Quezon yesterday.

Philippine recovery expected in Q4 - Bank of China - 2020-07-25
Bank of China expects the Philippine economy to recover in the fourth quarter of the year from the fallout brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Office completions seen to drop by 30% - 2020-07-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Office completions in Metro Manila are projected to decline by 25 to 30 percent this year from the initial estimate of 1.07 million square meters owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, real estate services firm Colliers ...

Senate, House probe of KAPA investment scam sought - 2020-07-25
Victims of Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. have called for an inquiry by the sSenate and House of Representatives into an investment scam perpetrated by the religious group.

Cop gunned down in Nueva Ecija - 2020-07-25
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines -- A police officer was shot dead at a police station in San Antonio, Nueva Ecija on Thursday night. Senior M/Sgt. Bert Reyes was shot in the head by an unidentified assailant who arrived on a motorcycle at around 10:20 p.m ...

Apple leads other tech giants in AI purchases, an analysis finds -- and that could boost its shift toward digital services
Business Insider - 2020-07-25
Apple bought more AI startups either Google or Microsoft over most of the last decade, a report found. Some purchases may power future services.

DFA brings home over 100k overseas Filipinos in total
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs marked a milestone in its efforts to fly home Filipinos stranded abroad due to the coronavirus, with the total hitting ...

PMCM presents E-Commerce & Beyond webinar
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-25
In an unprecedented crisis that has forced governments to take the hard balancing act between saving economies while curbing the spread of a deadly virus, people look to their leaders for signals ...

How Nvidia's potential acquisition of SoftBank-owned Arm could shake out
Business Insider - 2020-07-25
It would be hard for Nvidia to reap benefits from an acquisition without disturbing Arm's partner ecosystem due to the difference in business models.

NKTI health workers stage silent protest for better treatment in fight vs COVID-19
Rappler - 2020-07-25
The health workers ask for additional benefits and free mandatory, regular coronavirus tests, among other demands from NKTI management and health authorities

Another high-profile Bilibid inmate contracts COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-25
Another high-profile inmate at the New Bilibid Prison has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, the Bureau of Corrections said Saturday amid controversies surrounding the deaths of several inmates.

Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets amid new health fears
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-25
Vietnam announced Friday that it was banning wildlife imports and would close wildlife markets in response to renewed concerns about the threat from diseases that can jump from

111 stranded Filipino seafarers from China repatriated -- DFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-25
A total of 111 stranded Filipino seafarers and the remains of two Filipino seamen were brought home by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on

New Manila Zoo will be 'best in Asia', Mayor Moreno says as construction starts
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-25
Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso has high hopes for the new or "Bagong Manila Zoo" as the city begins its construction. Moreno said he sees the ?1.73-billion project to eventually rival Singapore Zoo,

Total COVID-19 recoveries exceed 25,000 as infections rise to 78,412
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-25
The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 25,000 with 1,278 more survivors, the Department of Health said.

Philippines records 20 coronavirus deaths, 2,019 new cases
Reuters - 2020-07-25
The Philippines on Saturday reported 20 more deaths related to COVID-19 and 2,019 additional infections of the novel coronavirus.

P1.3 million worth of shabu seized in Cotabato - 2020-07-25
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Authorities confiscated P1.3 million worth of shabu from a dealer in Midsayap town Friday, a day after the arrest of 11 drug den operators here and in Bukidnon province. Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement ...

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