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Over 300,000 students transferred from private to public schools -- DepEd
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) -- More than 300,000 students from private schools have transferred to public schools for academic year 2020 to 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic, a ...

Friday weather: Expect hot weather in Metro Manila, rain in Visayas, Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon will still experience hot and humid weather tomorrow, Friday, although state meteorologists said isolated rain showers remain possible.

Priest rescued from Maute captors dies - 2020-07-23
Catholic priest Teresito "Chito " Suganob, who was rescued from Maute militants who held him hostage during the Marawi siege in 2017 died yesterday.

CrowdStrike APJ Report Reveals Nearly 3 out of 4 Business Leaders See Cybersecurity as a Top Priority In COVID-19 Recovery
YAHOO! - 2020-07-23
Commissioned by CrowdStrike, the study surveyed 2,017 business leaders in Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan. The study found ...

Timely reopening of schools, blended learning backed - 2020-07-23
Businessmen and advocacy groups on Thursday threw their support behind the education department's plan to reopen schools next month.

ADB extending more loans for PH pandemic response, infrastructure projects in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) -- The Asian Development Bank says it is ready to extend some $1.5 billion (about ?75 billion) in additional loans to the Philippines in the coming ...

DILG files cases against 3 local officials over parties, mass gathering violations
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has filed administrative cases before the Office of the Ombudsman against three local officials ...

Progressive solons to gear up for SONA with 'protest barongs, alampays'
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Lawmakers of Makabayan bloc will continue their tradition of donning protest wear on the day of President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address this year.

Manila bishop who criticized COVID-19 church restrictions contracts the disease
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila, said he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease but is not feeling any symptoms.

Factories back looser quarantine, more jeepneys in NCR, 'other urban areas' - 2020-07-23
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III found allies from the Federation of the Philippine Industries over his call for looser restrictions in Metro Manila.

Bill seeking tax incentives for local PPE manufacturers filed in Senate
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Senator Imee Marcos files bill seeking to boost the local production of personal protective equipment for frontliners and provide tax exemptions for local manufacturers.

LIST: 4 actions to take in life, health and wealth for recovery beyond the pandemic - 2020-07-23
As Filipinos now live under what is called the new normal, they begin to recoup. They also find a renewed consideration for needs and life choices.

LIST: 4 actions to take in life, health and wealth for recovery beyond the pandemic - 2020-07-23
As Filipinos now live under what is called the new normal, they begin to recoup. They also find a renewed consideration for needs and life choices.

House probe sought on Duterte's taped, edited speeches
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) -- Lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc are seeking an investigation into the decision of the Presidential Communications Operations Office to edit out portions ...

BuCor: 'Impossible' to fake death of Jaybee Sebastian
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
The Bureau of Corrections says it is highly impossible to pull off an alleged grand conspiracy to stage the death of drug convict Jaybee Sebastian so he can flee the New Bilibid Prison using COVID-19 as an excuse.

Flu vaccine a must amid pandemic- health experts
Manila Bulletin - 2020-07-23
Health experts are encouraging the public to get vaccinated against the flu amid the continued spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

PH suspends nonessential overseas travel anew
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
The Philippine government reimposed its ban on outbound overseas travel less than a month after officials lifted the restriction.

ABS-CBN to capitalize on digital shift, honor debts after franchise denial - 2020-07-23
Shares at the network resumed trading on Thursday when it closed 29.9% down at P10.36 apiece from P14.85 each last July 10.

Disney heiress accuses company of putting workers' health at risk
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
Abigail Disney is once again taking the gloves off in her critique of the conglomerate that bares her family name, accusing management of putting profit ahead of workers' health and safety.

ABS-CBN assures continued loan payments despite revenue crunch with rejected franchise
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
CBN says it can still pay its debts on time as it shifts business strategies and resorts to layoffs to stay afloat, with its denied franchise is expected to significantly bog down profits.

Plenary debates on ABS-CBN franchise possible, but House priority is COVID-19 -- Cayetano
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
The proposed plenary action on the franchise bid of media giant ABS-CBN remains a possibility, but the House of Representatives will still be prioritizing the current COVID-19 crisis, speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said.

COVID-19 wards at PGH in full capacity as more hospital workers catch coronavirus
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-23
The Philippine General Hospital said Thursday its COVID-19 wards, including the intensive care unit, have already reached capacity.

TechCrunch - 2020-07-22
Facebook is testing a new design for Facebook Pages that will, among other things, remove the "Like" count, offer a cleaner and more readable layout, and make it easier for those who operate Pages to actually use and manage them.

Microsoft sees revenue growth amid pandemic digitization demand - 2020-07-22
Chief executive Satya Nadella said Microsoft was equipped to deal with the coronavirus pandemic with its "integrated, modern technology stack." "We are seeing businesses accelerate the digitization of every part of their operations from manufacturing to sales to customer service,

2020 is on track to see the fewest startup exits since 2011, which could spell trouble for the VC ecosystem
Business Insider - 2020-07-22
Fewer startups are pulling off an exit and achieving liquidity, and the pandemic could make the situation worse for growth-driven startups.

Microsoft earnings beat forecasts, thanks to demand for remote-work tools
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-22
Microsoft earnings easily beat analysts' expectations for the most recent quarter, as the pandemic drove demand for the company's cloud and remote collaboration tools.

US labs buckle amid testing surge; world virus cases top 15M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-22
WASHINGTON -- Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are actually undercutting the pandemic response.

Polo-Saudi staff dies of COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-22
Two weeks after the death of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) sheltering at the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a staff member of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo ...

Kim Kardashian West addresses Kanye West's mental health and asks for compassion
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-22
Kim Kardashian West has shared a message about her husband Kanye West and mental health. In an Instagram Stories post on Wednesday, Kardashian West acknowledged that West has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and said it's "incredibly complicated and painful" for many to understand.

A new algorithm could catch social-media trolls as they try to influence US elections. Researchers are offering it for free.
Business Insider - 2020-07-22
Researchers say they've developed a way to identify social-media trolls involved in disinformation campaigns.

Navotas eyes 1,000 swab tests a day to halt virus spread
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-22
To encourage more residents to have themselves tested for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Navotas City government increased the number of people who would be allowed to go to a testing

DFA nixes move to bring sea row ruling to UN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-22
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday rejected the appeal of former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario to raise the arbitral ruling that the Philippines won against China four years ago

'Worldwide Prevalence' of OCD Higher in Women vs Men
Medscape - 2020-07-22
Although men and women both experience OCD, the condition is more common in women, a large, worldwide meta-analysis suggests.

COVID-19 Update: Doc Fired for PPE Complaint, Swab Comparison
Medscape - 2020-07-22
After 17 years, emergency physician Ming Lin, MD, was fired from St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington after making public pleas for stronger COVID-19 protections. In Facebook posts and messages sent to hospital managers,

Audi expects pre-pandemic car sales levels by 2022/2023: paper
Reuters - 2020-07-22
Volkswagen's luxury car unit Audi expects car sales to reach pre-COVID-19 levels only by 2022 or 2023, Chief Executive Markus Duesmann told a German business daily.

Conservative outlets regularly have the top-performing posts on Facebook -- but Facebook says the full picture is more complicated
Business Insider - 2020-07-22
While Facebook users are more likely to engage with hyper-partisan content, the links in their newsfeed typically come from more mainstream outlets.

Apple commissioned a study to defend its App Store ahead of a big antitrust hearing where Tim Cook and other tech CEOs will testify
Business Insider - 2020-07-22
The study may be a sign Apple intends to use all the tools at its disposal, including funding research, to combat antitrust concerns.

Coronavirus latest: Tokyo eclipses 360 daily cases, a record high
NIKKEI - 2020-07-22
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 ...

WhatsApp to pilot projects to deliver credit, insurance and pension to users in India
TechCrunch - 2020-07-22
WhatsApp plans to offer credit, insurance and pension products to lower income individuals and those in rural areas in India and help digitize local small and medium-sized businesses as the Facebook -service looks to make a digital payments push in its biggest market by users.

Coronavirus latest: Tokyo breaks 300 case mark a day for first time
NIKKEI - 2020-07-22
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 ...

Stocks down for 3rd straight day - 2020-07-22
Share prices retreated for a third consecutive day yesterday as investors continued to stay on the sidelines due to the lack of positive impetus to trade, brokers said.

Vico shuts down Landers - 2020-07-22
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has ordered the closure of a branch of one of the biggest supermarket chains for allegedly failing to enforce physical distancing measures among its customers.

Manila Water eyes first sustainability bond issue - 2020-07-22
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. is planning to debut a US dollar-denominated sustainability bond to support its capital expenditure program and refinance its existing debts.

BI: Non-essential overseas trips resume - 2020-07-22
While the coronavirus disease remains a public threat, the government yesterday allowed the resumption of non-essential travel abroad subject to the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Ma

Ormoc develops contact tracing tool - 2020-07-22
A contact tracing application that gives real time data on who may be exposed to a person infected with coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 and their location has been developed in Ormoc City.

Cimatu to reopen mine sites closed by Lopez - 2020-07-22
Some of the mining companies closed or suspended by the late environment secretary Gina Lopez will be allowed to resume operations.

FDI inflow drops to near-year low - 2020-07-22
The net inflow of foreign direct investments plunged by 68 percent to hit an 11-month low of $311 million in April from $971 million in the same month last year as many investors put on hold their plans amid the uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic,

KidZania closes - 2020-07-22
MANILA, Philippines -- KidZania Manila will not be opening its doors in the future as its franchisee, Play Innovations Inc., decided to permanently stop operations. ABS-CBN said in a stock exchange filing yesterday Play Innovations has decided to cease ...

PNP, AFP welcome murder raps vs 9 cops - 2020-07-22
The Philippine National Police yesterday welcomed the filing of murder charges against nine policemen involved in the killing of four Army soldiers in Jolo, Sulu last month.

Eastern Samar town on lockdown - 2020-07-22
This coastal town in Eastern Samar, which remains free of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, has been on lockdown in the past three days.

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