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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.

Lawmakers back proposal to declare ECQ in the Senate
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-02
Several lawmakers are in favor of placing the Senate under an enhanced community quarantine to show support to the call of medical frontliners for a "timeout."

Over 1,000 arrested for violating motorcycle back-riding rules
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-02
Authorities say 1,350 riders were arrested on the first day of the government's enforcement of rules regarding back riding on motorcycles.

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila to go under 2-week lockdown to stem COVID-19 infections
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-02
The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila said it would enforce a two-week lockdown in a bid to stem COVID-19 infections. The university made the announcement Sunday saying there would be a "strict work-from-home arrangement for employees" for two weeks.

How sick is Philippine healthcare?
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
There is so much subsidy and government spending needed, such that when you hear and read about massive corruption (thanks to whistleblowers) in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth ...

Manila to allot P200 million for COVID-19 vaccine
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
The Manila city government will set aside P200 million in its budget next year to purchase COVID-19 vaccines once it is available in the market, Mayor Isko Moreno said yesterday.

Apple Watch watchOS 7: When Will The Public Beta Land?
Forbes - 2020-08-02
Apple Watch users are treated to a public beta program for their timepieces for the first time this year. So, when will it come?

It will take decades to replace mangroves cut down or built over, groups warn
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
"[It] will take another set of decades to replace the existing mangroves, thus leaving coastal communities more vulnerable to hazards, and the ecosystems altered for years," fisheries technologist Jerwin Baure said.

Congress probes into PhilHealth controversies start this week
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-02
Separate investigations by the Senate and the House of Representatives into the alleged irregularities and fresh controversies hounding state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation will start this week,

'Medical quarantine, not ECQ': Health professionals call for change in 'militaristic' lockdowns
philstar.com - 2020-08-02
"Doctors and healthcare workers must reclaim quarantine for what it should be: a public health measure aimed at saving lives by stopping the spread of disease," the doctors said.

Officials call on gov't to consider health workers' call for ECQ, but economist says PH can't afford it
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-02
Some officials are calling on the national government to heed the call of healthcare front liners to return to stricter quarantine measures amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, but an economist said it may not be as easy it sounds.

Trump's TikTok ban could make Big Tech even more dominant
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-02
Late Friday night, President Donald Trump said he will ban the popular short-form video app from operating in the United States.

Philippines to update COVID-19 strategy as healthcare workers seek 'timeout'
NIKKEI - 2020-08-02
MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines' health department vowed on Sunday to update its game plan against COVID-19 within a week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce in the capital Manila ...

Philippines to Update COVID-19 Strategy as Healthcare Workers Seek 'Timeout'
New York Times - 2020-08-02
MANILA -- The Philippines' health department vowed on Sunday to update its game plan against COVID-19 within a week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce in the capital Manila, where medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

Duterte approves proposed ?4.5-T national budget for 2021
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-02
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposed ?4.506 trillion national budget for 2021, the Budget Department confirmed.

The Latest: Philippines Coronavirus Cases Top 100,000
New York Times - 2020-08-02
Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday after medical groups declared that the country was waging "a losing battle" against the virus and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital.

Marina releases health protocols for repatriation and crew change amid pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-02
During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic caused by a novel influenza A virus that was detected first in the US and quickly spread across the world, for example, health authorities in the US and China closely...

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