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Megaworld books P38 billion reservation sales in H1
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
Megaworld Corp. has recorded strong reservation sales in the first half of the year on strong demand for its different residential projects.

Coronavirus latest: AIIB to lend $250m to COVID-stressed Pakistan
NIKKEI - 2020-07-21
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread ... 11:27 a.m. Foreign direct investments into the Philippines fell 68% to $311 million in April, the height of the country's lockdown.

DOH targets to vaccinate about 3.5 million children in Mindanao against polio
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
The DOH says it targets to vaccinate about 3.5 million children in Mindanao to prevent the spread of polio amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Motorcycle riders urged: Use barriers approved by government
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
The Philippine National Police yesterday asked motorcycle riders to use only the physical barriers approved by the government to avoid accidents.

2,723 lockdown violators nabbed in Navotas
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
Police have apprehended over 2,700 individuals for violating quarantine guidelines since Navotas was placed on localized lockdown last week.

Antipolo PNP on lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
The Antipolo City police station was placed on lockdown yesterday after several police officers tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

PNP virus cases continue to rise
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
Twenty-six more police personnel have been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Monday night.

57 bodies of OFWs from Saudi arriving next week
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
The remains of 57 overseas Filipino workers who succumbed to coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia will arrive in the Philippines next week, the Department of Labor and Employment announced yesterday.

Catriona Gray seeks NBI help
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
Catriona Gray has taken legal action against whoever was responsible for uploading her alleged photoshopped naked picture on social media.

Leyte village chief gunned down
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
A barangay chairman in Albuera, Leyte was shot dead on Monday. Andres Cruz, 46, chairman of Sherwood village, had just attended a hearing at a regional trial court in Baybay City when he was shot along Magsaysay Avenue.

Luxury car owner fined P150 for violating bus lane
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
Motorists caught using the bus lane along EDSA would be slapped with a fine of P1,000, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority clarified yesterday.

Apple plans to be totally carbon neutral by 2030
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
An iPhone bought in 2030 will have net zero climate impact, including the energy a consumer uses to power the device, according to Apple.

International school founder says online classes safest option amid COVID-19 pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 21) - A Philippine-based international school owner highlighted that online classes remain the safest learning mode for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

GSIS extends deadline for COVID-19 emergency loan until August 12
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Present and former government workers receiving pension have until August 12 to file their application for "COVID-19 Emergency Loan" before the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) after the state pension fund extended the ...

With stadiums, theaters closed, Coke 2Q revenue plunges 28%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-21
Cola's revenue plunged 28% in the second quarter, though sales had begun to improve last month as lockdowns eased globally. The pandemic has since gained momentum in parts of the

5.2 million Filipino families experienced hunger once in past 3 months-- SWS
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 21) -- Around 20.9 percent of Filipino families reported having experienced hunger at least once in the past three months, a Social Weather Stations survey showed.

One of the oldest businesses on the internet just got sold for $9 billion
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
(CNN) -- One of the web's oldest businesses has a new owner. Norway's Adevinta is buying eBay's classified ads business for $9.2 billion to create the world's largest online classifieds company.

LinkedIn will cut 6% of its workforce as the pandemic slams recruitment
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
(CNN) -- LinkedIn is cutting about 960 jobs -- roughly 6% of its global workforce -- as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the job market. The professional networking website "is not ...

Assets of Philippine banks breach P19 trillion in end-May
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Assets of Philippine banks posted a double-digit growth in end May as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to threaten economies and financial systems around the world. Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed total ...

ADB commits support for infrastructure, finance sectors
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed to continue providing support for crucial infrastructure and financial sector development among its member countries through its private sector operations. The multilateral ...

AC Energy expands to India
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- AC Energy Inc., the power unit of Ayala Corp., continues to expand overseas with its latest venture in India. AC Energy said it is developing the 140-megawatt Sitara solar plant in India under UPC-AC Energy Solar, its 50-50 joint ...

NBI files murder, planting of evidence rap vs. cops tagged in slay of four soldiers
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
The National Bureau of Investigation filed a complaint for murder and planting of evidence against the nine policemen tagged in the fatal shooting of four soldiers in Jolo, Sulu in late June.

DOST: VCO showing 'promising' effects on mild COVID-19 patients
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 21) -- The Department of Science and Technology said the use of virgin coconut oil (VCO) in the treatment of COVID-19 has shown promising results in patients ...

Philippines reports two new coronavirus deaths, 1,951 infections
Reuters - 2020-07-21
The Philippines' health ministry on Tuesday reported two more novel coronavirus deaths and 1,951 additional infections.

Health, safety issues at NBP worth looking into - solon
Manila Bulletin - 2020-07-21
Were the high-profile inmates stricken with COVID-19 isolated from other prisoners? Is the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) properly implementing health protocols?

Who's coming with Duterte to Batasang Pambansa for his 5th SONA?
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
A very limited number of Cabinet members and lawmakers will be joining President Rodrigo Duterte when he physically delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday, his spokesman says.

BSP powers up small, medium-sized banks with reserve cut
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
The reduction on buffer funds small lenders are required to keep will unleash an additional P10 billion in fresh cash for lending.

EMERGING MARKETS-Philippine shares lag as vaccine view lifts Asia
Nasdaq - 2020-07-21
The Philippines trailed gains for Asia's emerging stock and currency markets on Tuesday, as a surge in local coronavirus cases gnawed at investor sentiment while others cheered promising data for potential COVID-19 vaccines.

EMERGING MARKETS-Philippine shares lag as vaccine view lifts Asia
Reuters - 2020-07-21
The upheaval comes at a time when Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy is struggling to get its huge tourism sector going again, prompting business leaders and investors ... 18.66 Malaysia +0.05 -4.01 0.40 0.44 Philippines -0.14 +2.59 -0.23 -21.48 ...

Poor Filipinos to be prioritized as gov't looks for funds for free masks
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to wear face masks to prevent further spread of COVID-19, promising to find funds to give them away for free, with the poor as priority.

Belmonte: Protests during SONA allowed but only with proper permits
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 21) -- Quezon City's top official said protests during President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address would be allowed, but only if the proper permits ...

Apart from timing, Cha-cha for sake of investments, LGU revenues questioned
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said new proposals to revisit the Charter need "further study," while former Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said it is not needed.

Duterte: PH better off than US in enforcing COVID-19 rules because of unitary gov't
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
President Rodrigo Duterte, who has pushed for a shift to federalism, says the Philippine is better off than the US in enforcing COVID-19 measures because of its present unitary form of government

US aid to Philippines' COVID-19 response amounts to nearly P1 billion
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
"So far, total US government COVID-19 assistance to the Philippines amounts to approximately 1 billion pesos. This assistance is being provided through the US Department of Defense, United States Agency for International Development and the US Department of State,

PNP reminds personnel to refrain from sharing libelous content amid flak on Malaybalay police Facebook post
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 21)-- The Philippine National Police on Tuesday reminded its personnel to refrain from sharing "libelous" content on social media after a local police ...

Philippines to ramp up coronavirus testing as Duterte warns of arrests
Reuters - 2020-07-21
The Philippines said on Tuesday it would ramp up testing for the novel coronavirus amid a sharp rise in infections and deaths since a lockdown was eased in June, while President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to arrest anyone not wearing a mask.

After big banks, BSP cuts reserves for thrift, rural lenders
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
The central bank is trimming the reserve standard for thrift, rural and cooperative banks by July 31 to spur additional lending amid the economic slump.

Duterte wants quarantine violators detained 'to learn their lesson'
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
With rising COVID-19 cases, President Rodrigo Duterte wants even stricter enforcement of quarantine rules and detain violators to

Jack Ma's Ant Group chooses China for its IPO
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
Ant Group announced on Monday that it is planning "a concurrent initial public offering" in Hong Kong and on Shanghai's Star Market, China's answer to the Nasdaq. Ant is affiliated with e-commerce giant Alibaba,

China's movie theaters are back in business
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
China's massive box office began to reopen on Monday after the coronavirus pandemic spurred a shutdown lasting roughly six months.

Duterte allows limited face-to-face classes in low-risk areas
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-21
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposal of the Department of Education to carry out limited face-to-face learning in areas deemed to have low risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Toyota provides free booking service app to P2P commuters
philstar.com - 2020-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has announced its free booking service application, SWATRide, for point-to-point (P2P) buses plying the UP Town Center-Glorietta 3 route from July 20 to October 20.

Philippines reports 4 new coronavirus deaths, 1,521 more infections
YAHOO! - 2020-07-21
The Philippines' health ministry on Monday confirmed four new coronavirus deaths and 1,521 new cases, its fifth straight day of reporting over a thousand infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 1,

PNP files raps vs courier firm
philstar.com - 2020-07-20
Charges have been filed against local courier company J&T Express, which President Duterte ordered investigated, amid complaints of alleged mishandling of packages and violations of labor-related laws,

Boards 'Nightmare': Proctors Take Personal Info, Exams on Hold
Medscape - 2020-07-20
The American Board of Surgery canceled the test for July, igniting complaints from applicants who had studied for weeks or months and now worry about security breaches.

Inhaled form of interferon beta shows promise in COVID-19 treatment, maker says
UPI.com - 2020-07-20
Interferon beta, a drug developed to treat asthma, reduces the risk for serious illness and the need for ventilator support in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to preliminary Phase 1 trial results.

New details emerge in the Twitter hack that took over more than 100 accounts last week, including those of Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Elon Musk
Business Insider - 2020-07-20
Despite initial theories that the hack was carried out by a sophisticated nation-state, it appears the culprits were young, less-experienced hackers.

Alison Brie and Dave Franco on how they make each other better filmmakers
Mashable - 2020-07-20
"I honestly don't think I could have done this without her."

SpaceX launches South Korean communications satellite
UPI.com - 2020-07-20
SpaceX launched South Korea's first communications satellite to be dedicated for military use Monday evening from Florida.

Deaths of high-profile NBP inmates raise questions - Sotto
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-20
Senate President Vicente Sotto III has "too many unanswered questions" about the death from COVID-19 and cremation of New Bilibid Prison (NBP) inmates, a number of them

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