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PBA, PFL training restart to be delayed anew with MECQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-03
The resumption of professional sports trainings will be delayed anew after President Rodrigo Duterte put Metro Manila under modified enhanced community quarantine from August 4 to 18.

These US companies are working from home until 2021 - or forever
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-03
Some employees won't return to their offices until at least 2021, while others might not ever see their office again.

Remittances crash in May as OFWs fly home due to pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-03
Remittances from Filipinos abroad dropped by 19.2% to $2.3 billion in May, the BSP says, as the pandemic forced thousands of overseas Filipino workers to head home.

The Latest: Philippine Capital Going Back Under Lockdown
New York Times - 2020-08-03
President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections surge alarmingly.

DFA suspends passport services, consular operations in areas under MECQ
philstar.com - 2020-08-03
The DFA said this temporary suspension of operations would be enforced in "the Office of Consular Affairs in Aseana Parañaque City, all Consular Offices in Metro Manila, and the COs in Malolos, Dasmarinas,

Philippines tightens Manila lockdown amid 'losing' virus battle
NIKKEI - 2020-08-03
According to Nikkei research, COVID-19 infections are ... Manila and nearby provinces make up 67% of the economy, he said. The Philippines is bracing for its worst economic downturn in three ...

Coronavirus latest: Philippines readies stricter capital lockdown
NIKKEI - 2020-08-03
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread ... amid rising infections in the Philippines, which now total more than 103,000, the second-highest in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo late ...

Duterte eyes tapping military reservists in COVID-19 fight
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-03
Reservists of the Armed Forces of the Philippines may now have to render active service to help the government respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Microsoft says it is still talking with Trump about buying TikTok from its Chinese owner
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-03
Microsoft says it is still discussing a potential purchase of TikTok, days after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the popular short-form video app from operating in the United States.

Will distance learning work in PH?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-02
That is the big question as the country is faced with the challenge of restarting school in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the best alternative to classroom

NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to Space Station
YAHOO! - 2020-08-02
NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to Space StationWASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft,

1,300 pillion riders cited for traffic violations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-02
The joint task force coronavirus disease (JTF COVID) shield cited for traffic violations on Saturday some 1,300 motorcyclists nationwide for allowing pillion riding without

DOH vows to revise COVID-19 strategy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday vowed to upgrade its strategy in the fight against the new coronavirus within a week and promised to beef up the health care workforce

COVID-19 Update: Fatality Rate, Dog Detectives
Medscape - 2020-08-02
Calculating Fatality Rates. While COVID-19 infections and deaths mount, researchers and clinicians are anxious to know just how deadly the new coronavirus is. But accurately calcu

Philippines to reimpose stricter coronavirus lockdown measures in and around capital
Reuters - 2020-08-02
The Philippines said on Sunday it would reimpose a stricter lockdown in and around its capital for two weeks from midnight of Aug. 4, as the country struggles to contain coronavirus infections that have jumped to more than 100,

Vista Land allots P25 billion for capex
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
Villar-owned Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. is alloting P25 billion for capital expenditures for the year, of which the company has already spent P6.5 billion in the first quarter.

Landing of SpaceX's Demo-2 Mission in Gulf of Mexico
UPI.com - 2020-08-02
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is seen as it lands with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, on August 2, 2020.

Work commences on airport express link from Manila to Clark
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-02
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is set to begin work on the next phase of a railway line that will eventually link Metro Manila and Clark International Airport in Pampanga

DTI registers 60,000 small businesses in 4 months
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-02
The names of more than 60,000 businesses have been registered under the Department of Trade and Industry since the lockdown began in March as more online entrepreneurs take steps to join the formal

Vice mayor sued for quarantine breach
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
Three frontliners have filed a complaint against Tabuk City Vice Mayor Bernard Glenn Dao-as for allegedly violating quarantine rules imposed by the government to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Duterte: NPA members can also avail of free COVID-19 vaccine
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-02
President Rodrigo Duterte has said members of the New People's Army could avail of free COVID-19 vaccines once they are available.

Duterte okays NTF proposal to give P10,000-P15,000 aid to health workers with mild COVID-19
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-02
President Duterte on Sunday night approved the recommendation of the National Task Force (NTF) against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to give P10,000 to P15,000 each to health care workers with mild infection to help them with their medication.

Hanjin takeover to push through amid pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
The plan of an American private equity firm and an Australian shipbuilding company to take over the former site of the bankrupt South Korean firm Hanjin in Subic will push through, although it has been hampered by the pandemic,

Hanjin takeover to push through amid pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
The plan of an American private equity firm and an Australian shipbuilding company to take over the former site of the bankrupt South Korean firm Hanjin in Subic will push through, although it has been hampered by the pandemic,

PAL offloads its excess baggage
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
In its town hall meeting on Thursday, insiders said PAL management announced it was looking to return 10 leased wide-bodied aircraft. These are the sleek and sexy, but more expensive wide-bodied Boeing-777 and the Airbus 330 and A350.

Philippines gives economic centers 24 hours to go on lockdown anew
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
The Philippines would wake up Monday scrambling to adjust to stricter lockdowns due for enforcement in 24 hours, a decision government abruptly made in the wee hours on Sunday after facing renewed public backlash over its pandemic response and an urgent appeal from swamped and exhausted health workers.

Cayetano seeks swift passage of bill creating Center for Disease Prevention and Control
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-02
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is pushing for the swift passage of a bill seeking to create the Philippine Center for Disease Prevention and Control (PCDPC). In a

PayMaya-processed transactions soar 900%
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
Transactions processed by digital financial services firm PayMaya from partner government agencies soared significantly in a span of one year as digitalization in the public sector accelerated.

Megaworld completes $350 million bond offering
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
Megaworld Corp., the Andrew Tan-led property giant, has successfully completed its $350-million dollar-denominated senior unsecured fixed rate notes offering, proceeds of which will be used for general corporate purposes,

Philippines to reimpose stricter coronavirus lockdown measures in and around capital
Reuters - 2020-08-02
The Philippines said on Sunday it would reimpose a stricter lockdown in and around its capital for two weeks from midnight of Aug. 4, as the country struggles to contain coronavirus infections that have jumped to more than 100,

Georgia Power prepares for Tropical Storm Isaias
YAHOO! - 2020-08-02
As Tropical Storm Isaias tracks along the southeastern coastline, including toward Georgia, Georgia Power is actively monitoring the storm, adjusting plans for response and coordinating with emergency partners.

Meralco sees flat sales in July
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
Manila Electric Co. expects sales to be flat in July compared to a month ago due to cooler temperature and low demand as most of its franchise area still remains under lockdown, company officials said.

5 Tips for Managing an Underperformer--Remotely
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-02
Ho-Torres AMONG the many buzzwords that the Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to, "pivot" appears to be one of the more popular ones used in the business world. Sure, all of us had to pivot ...

Meralco to pursue auction for additional power supply
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-02
Ho-Torres AMONG the many buzzwords that the Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to, "pivot" appears to be one of the more popular ones used in the business world. Sure, all of us had to pivot ...

Duterte heeds frontliners plea, reimposes MECQ in Metro Manila, other areas Aug. 4 -18
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-02
President Rodrigo Duterte has granted the appeal of the medical community to reimpose strict lockdown measures in Metro Manila and other nearby provinces as the country

Motorcycle dividers sell like hot cakes
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
Vendors of acrylic motorcycle barriers along the sidewalks of Quiapo, Manila and 10th Avenue in Caloocan City are doing brisk business as motorcyclists buy the protective dividers that will allow them to travel with companions.

Metrobank sets aside P23 billion for bad loan provisions
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. alloted a P22.8 billion war chest as of end-June in anticipation of higher loan defaults due to the fallout from the pandemic.

PSEi may weaken anew this week
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
The stock market may continue to weaken this week as the continued spike in COVID-19 cases is affecting prospects for a better economic recovery, according to Michael Ricafort, chief economist at Yuchengco-owned Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

Pasig River ferry service reopens today
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
The Pasig River ferry service will resume operations today at limited passenger capacity, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced yesterday.

Duterte OKs P4.51 trillion budget for 2021
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
President Duterte has approved the proposed P4.506- trillion budget for 2021, according to the Department of Budget and Management.

Golden age of infrastructure still on track -- Tugade
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The golden age of infrastructure in the country is still on track despite the disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. "I want the Filipino people to know that we ...

Private sector, LGU commit to rehabilitate Mahiga River
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-02
Ho-Torres AMONG the many buzzwords that the Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to, "pivot" appears to be one of the more popular ones used in the business world. Sure, all of us had to pivot ...

Agencies pivot their way to survival
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-02
Ho-Torres AMONG the many buzzwords that the Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to, "pivot" appears to be one of the more popular ones used in the business world. Sure, all of us had to pivot ...

Nurse slain in Palawan ambush
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
A nurse was killed while a driver was wounded when a group of armed men opened fire at an ambulance in Roxas, Palawan on Saturday.

Retired Caloocan bishop gets COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
Caloocan Bishop Emeritus Deogracias Iñiguez Jr. has contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, according to his successor Bishop Pablo Virgilio David.

PNP virus count hits 2,191
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
The Philippine National Police on Saturday reported 40 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 2,191 the number of PNP personnel infected with COVID-19.

Philippines likely slipped into recession in Q2
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
The Philippines likely slipped into a recession as the economy is expected to suffer from a double-digit contraction in the second quarter due mainly to the coronavirus lockdown, according to economists of private banks.

Escudero cannot lecture Duque on health matters
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
All things being equal, there is really no way of knowing if health secretary Francisco Duque is doing a good job in fighting the Philippine share of the global war against the coronavirus pandemic.

Quake jolts Cotabato City
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake jolted Cotabato City yesterday, but no damage or injuries were reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Girl, 2, dies in road crash
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
A two-year-old girl died after she fell off a tricycle and was run over by a bus in Tondo, Manila on Saturday night.

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