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DA partners with San Juan City to ensure food supply through urban agriculture
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
The DA partners with San Juan City to encourage residents to produce their own food through urban agriculture, ensuring food supply amid the pandemic.

4 Air Force personnel dead, 1 injured after helicopter crashes in Isabela
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
Four Air Force personnel died in the line of duty after their helicopter crashed in Isabela on Thursday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines confirms.

IATF allows Physician Licensure Exams to proceed this year
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
The professional licensure examination for incoming physicians will push through this year after it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wikipedia administrators caution editors about using Fox News as source on 'contentious' claims
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
The Wikipedia community recently engaged in a spirited debate over whether Fox News is a reliable enough source to use as a citation in entries on the encyclopedia. Dozens and dozens of editors, all of whom are volunteers,

Supposedly vague home quarantine rules not the only reason behind rise in coronavirus infections
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- Supposedly "not-so-clear" home quarantine rules are not solely to blame for the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the country, the Department of Health said in response to a recent statement by Presidential spokesman Harry Roque.

PH economy may not return to 6% growth post-pandemic - analyst
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
The Philippines may not return to above-6% growth in the next two years contrary to estimates of President Duterte's economic team, ING Bank senior economist Nicholas Mapa says.

Is Harvard worth $50,000 if it's only online? That depends on who you ask
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
Lucy Tu is well acquainted with online classes and virtual events. She finished her senior year of high school online, wrapped up as editor of the school's newspaper over group chats and video calls,

ABS-CBN shares tank on first two days back to trade - 2020-07-24
CBN Corp. was slashed by half on the company's first two days back on trading, surpassing even a dive on the bigger equity market that touched its lowest point on more than a month on Friday. ABS-CBN shares plummeted a further 26.

DOH studies additional benefits for COVID-hit healthcare workers with mild symptoms
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
The Department of Health said Friday it will study the recommendation to give additional assistance to healthcare workers who tested positive for coronavirus disease, but only had mild symptoms.

Globe teams up with Bataan LGU to streamline SAP processing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-24
The general community quarantine still follows the same guidelines from the enhanced community quarantine: go out only when necessary, practice social distancing, and wear masks at all times. To

Cayetano: Cha-cha for new term limits may be discussed by January
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
The House of Representatives may pick up charter change talks for longer term limits for politicians as soon as the COVID-19 situation settles down, with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano pointing out

Viber eyes banking, e-commerce services in Philippines in 3 years - 2020-07-24
A few years from now, people in the Philippines will be able to send money to each other on Viber or browse a catalog and buy some products on Viber and exchange with their banks," Djamel Agaoua said.

Passengers, crew rescued after ship catches fire near Cebu - 2020-07-24
The Philippine Coast Guard reported that MV Filipinas Dinagat caught fire while sailing at the vicinity waters about 5.5 nautical miles east off Binongkalan Point at around 10:45 p.m. Thursday.

This non-profit tech innovation helps destinations adapt to health, safety protocols - 2020-07-24
A non-profit tech innovation is calling for nature-based destinations that could pilot test its sustainable visitor management platform in a bid to help them recover the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ann Taylor owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-24
The operator of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, the latest retailer to do so during the pandemic. Mahwah, New Jersey-based Ascena

Coronavirus latest: ATP and WTA cancel tennis tournaments in China
NIKKEI - 2020-07-24
sources familiar with the matter told Nikkei on Wednesday. 6:20 p.m. The Philippines' health ministry announces six new deaths and 1,594 additional infections, the seventh straight day when ...

Cayetano ready to hand over House speakership post to Velasco later this year
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) -- Months before his term at the helm officially wraps up, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said he and members of the lower chamber are "already ...

Group slams reopening of mine sites closed by Lopez - 2020-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) yesterday slammed Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu for allowing the reopening of mine sites ordered closed by the late secretary Gina Lopez.

Hey, clumsy: This new phone screen glass can withstand a 6-foot drop
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
(CNN) -- Corning Gorilla Glass is a brand name consumers may or may not be familiar with, but they've almost certainly come in contact with the company's products. The company has created the ...

Police raid print shop producing fake medical certificates of COVID-19 results
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) - Police on Thursday raided a printing shop in Quezon City for allegedly producing fake medical certificates of COVID-19 results. The Quezon City Criminal ...

Recovery of job losses due to pandemic may take until 2022 - ADB
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) - The worst is over for the economic slump this year, but the Asian Development Bank said bringing back millions of jobs lost during the pandemic could ...

10 Chinese held for illegal entry into Palawan - 2020-07-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) arrested 10 Chinese citizens who arrived in a yacht in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan on Monday. Zhang Dengkang, Lin Huawei, Zhou Wei, Xu Yuansen, Lou Xioqiang, Zhao Zhoujin, Chang Liujing, Luo Shui ...

JAC Motors brings in the all-new S4
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-24
The government intends to build and activate a radio broadcast station in Pagasa as it sustains the development of the island following the construction of a beaching ramp and a sheltered port ...

Twitter accelerates user growth amid pandemic, unrest - 2020-07-24
WASHINGTON, United States -- Twitter showed strong gains in its user base with more people turning to the short-message social network during the pandemic and civil unrest, according to a quarterly update Thursday that offered positive signs despite a big ...

TikTok unveils $200 million fund to pay content creators
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
(CNN) -- TikTok is creating a $200 million fund that it will use to retain its top users and attract new ones, signaling another milestone for the growing company. In a statement Thursday, the ...

Snap beats second-quarter revenue estimates
Reuters - 2020-07-23
Snap Inc said on Tuesday a bump in user growth at the start of coronavirus-led lockdowns petered out sooner than expected, and it forecast fewer current-quarter users than the Wall Street consensus.

Intel's stock plunges 10% after the tech giant said production problems will delay its new chips
Business Insider - 2020-07-23
Intel saw its stock tumble Thursday after announcing that production missteps led to a delay of its new chips.

CEO Brad Paterson Of Fintech Upstart Splitit On The Future Of E-commerce, Payments, Fintech, And BNPL (By Now, Pay Later)
Forbes - 2020-07-23
Brad Paterson, CEO of Splitit, a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) fintech solution is interviewed on the future of fintech, BNPL, payments, and eCommerce by customer experience expert Micah Solomon

This startup reworked its privacy-friendly sensors to help battle COVID-19
TechCrunch - 2020-07-23
One little-known home and retail automation startup might seem like an unlikely candidate to help combat the ongoing pandemic. But its founder says its technology can do just that, even if it wasn ...

TikTok could be sold to American investors to avert US ban, reports say
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Could an American takeover of TikTok save it from being locked out of the United States? US investors are reportedly considering buying the video sharing app from Chinese parent company ByteDance in an effort to save TikTok's sizeable foothold in America.

Local officials charged for quarantine violations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-23
Three local officials are facing administrative charges before the Ombudsman for violating quarantine rules. In a statement on Thursday, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Sto. Tomas town,

This massive 3D printer created an entire two-story building -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-07-23
D print all the things!

Black Instagram users were 50% more likely than white users to have their accounts automatically disabled, internal research reportedly showed
Business Insider - 2020-07-23
When the researchers took their findings to higher-ups, they were reportedly told to stop researching the topic.

Tan siblings out of PAL board
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-23
Philippine Airlines (PAL) saw a boardroom shakeup on Thursday with the surprise exit of siblings Michael Tan and Vivienne Tan, children of billionaire and PAL owner Lucio Tan. The changes came

CDC: Indiana's COVID-19 infections may be underreported by 170K - 2020-07-23
Up to 188,000 people in Indiana might have been infected with COVID-19 as of late April, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC: COVID-19 Rates Likely 10 Times Higher Than Reported
Medscape - 2020-07-23
Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, New York City, Utah, and Washington -- it is estimated that more than 10 times the number of infections occurred than were reported.

U.S. Hits 4 Million Cases Of Coronavirus -- Adding A Million New Cases In Just 15 Days
NPR - 2020-07-23
No part of the country has been untouched by the virus. Federal health officials have said the actual number of cases is likely 10 times higher than the number of confirmed cases.

HBO Max reached 4.1M subscribers in first month, despite lack of distribution on Roku and Fire TV
TechCrunch - 2020-07-23
HBO Max, the AT&T-owned streaming service that combines HBO with WarnerMedia content, has grown to 4.1 million subscribers, since its launch on May 27. Combined, HBO and HBO Max reached a total of 36.

4 gaming startups that are set to soar in 2020, according to venture-capital investors
Business Insider - 2020-07-23
Startups that are widening the audience for gaming and esports were a major theme among the media companies investors said to watch in 2020.

Coronavirus latest: Dyson to slash 900 jobs worldwide
NIKKEI - 2020-07-23
sources familiar with the matter told Nikkei on Wednesday. 6:20 p.m. The Philippines' health ministry announces six new deaths and 1,594 additional infections, the seventh straight day when ...

NVIDIA Considers Arm Acquisition In A Deal That Could Upend The Chip Industry
Forbes - 2020-07-23
Arm deal could send shockwaves far and wide in the chip industry, giving its rivals numerous new reasons to lose sleep

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly blamed the 'global recession' last month for why Facebook wouldn't match employee donations amid racial justice protests
Business Insider - 2020-07-23
Zuckerberg responded to requests for a donation-matching program by saying Facebook revenues were "significantly less than we expected it to be."

Study: Steroids cut death risk by 75% for COVID-19 patients with severe inflammation - 2020-07-23
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with high levels of inflammation in their lungs saw a 75% reduction in their risk for death after receiving steroid treatment, a study published by the Journal of Hospital Medicine found.

Tarlac town on hard lockdown - 2020-07-23
Concepcion town in Tarlac has been placed on hard lockdown as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases rises.

Microfinancing loans seen to increase amid lockdown
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-23
Microfinance loans, which are seen to get a boost from the recent cut on reserve requirement ratio (RRR), may continue to pick up this year as many enterprises seek funding for capital requirements.

Bong Go encourages DepEd to pursue other modes of learning aside from face-to-face classes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-23
Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go reiterated his stand not to allow face-to-face classes as much as possible as the start of the school year draws near amid the

Mayor probed for KAPA links - 2020-07-23
The mayor of Lingig town in Surigao del Sur is among those under investigation in connection with the arrest of Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. founder Joel Apolinario for syndicated estafa.

Government mulls subsidies for EV production... - 2020-07-23
The Department of Trade and Industry is proposing subsidies for the production and purchase of electric vehicles to help push the development of the industry.

Low interest rates lure more firms to bond market - 2020-07-23
Companies are taking advantage of thecurrent low interest rate environment. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Sy-owned SM Investments Corp. said it has enrolled its P5.6 billion fixed rate 2022 notes with the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp.

Budget ceiling hiked - 2020-07-23
The Department of Budget and Management has revised upward the proposed budget for 2021 to provide the government more funds to address the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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