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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

2 COVID-19 vaccine candidates show positive results, studies say - 2020-07-20
July 20 (UPI) --COVID-19 vaccine candidates at Britain's Oxford University and U.S. pharma company Pfizer each show promise, according to new results reported Monday. Oxford and its partner, European drug maker AstraZenaca, released data in the medical ...

A turf war between 2 types of VC firms could reshape the venture business but turn startups into collateral damage
Business Insider - 2020-07-20
One seasoned VC investor says large firms like Sequoia could pose an existential threat to early-stage and seed-focused funds.

Outlook sours for sugar industry beset by high output, low demand
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-20
The local sugar industry is dealing with an unusual surplus amid favorable weather conditions coupled with demand cutbacks. Local consumption is down, however, and poses a problem that, in the long

BDO fears PH headed toward deepest recession in 35 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-20
The Philippines may be heading to its deepest economic recession in 35 years due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is during this crisis that investors should be on the prowl for good bargains

Private sector pushes passage of 27 economic reform bills
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-20
Some local and foreign business groups are supporting 27 business and economic reform bills in Congress, which they said could help support growth in 2021 and beyond. These include amendments to ...

From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery
TechCrunch - 2020-07-20
Grocery margins will always be razor thin, and the difference between a profitable and unprofitable grocer is often just cents on the dollar.

PIA holds webinar on dismiss disinformation, mental health care
Big News - 2020-07-20
Ilocos Sur Information Center conducted a webinar for government information officers (GIOs) in the province recently focused on responsible use of social media and supporting mental health during a pandemic.

A former exec from fully-remote GitLab has a new startup that makes it easy to hire people from anywhere in the world
Business Insider - 2020-07-20
As remote work is more common and US visa laws are more restrictive, this startup makes it incredible easy to hire employees from different countries.

South Korea platform Naver terminates Hong Kong servers - 2020-07-20
South Korea's most popular search engine has shut down its servers in Hong Kong, following the passage of the Hong Kong national security law.

Aurora expands to Texas in bid to ramp up self-driving truck efforts
TechCrunch - 2020-07-20
Aurora, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Amazon, is expanding into Texas as it aims to accelerate the development self-driving trucks. The company said it plans to test commercial routes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area with a mix of Fiat Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Class 8

Coinbase says it halted more than $280,000 in bitcoin transactions during Twitter hack
The Verge - 2020-07-20
The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said that it stopped around 1,100 customers from sending bitcoin to hackers who gained access to high-profile Twitter accounts last week. Last Wednesday, over 100 Twitter accounts,

Man slain in gun duel - 2020-07-20
A man was killed following a gun duel with a village chief, who was wounded in the incident that occurred in Sta. Teresita, Batangas on Sunday night.

Mindanao anti-polio vaccine drive starts - 2020-07-20
As the country strives to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, the Department of Health yesterday started the mass anti-polio vaccination campaign for children in Mindanao.

US donates P14.8 million PPEs to PGH - 2020-07-20
The United States has donated P14.8 million worth of personal protective equipment to the Philippine General Hospital and other medical facilities nationwide.

Parañaque COVID-19 count nears 2,000 - 2020-07-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of Parañaque residents infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has reached nearly 2,000. As of Saturday, the city health office said 1,944 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Parañaque with 72 deaths and 1,017 ...

Belmonte allays fears on warrantless arrests - 2020-07-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday denied that the local government is "out to indiscriminately arrest people" as she apologized for the confusion and alarm caused by a memorandum she issued last week that listed ...

MMDA COVID-19 cases reach 62 - 2020-07-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has recorded 62 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 among its personnel since March, MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago reported yesterday. Of the number, 20 are active cases.

Man, son shot dead by kin - 2020-07-20
A 52-year-old man and his son were shot dead allegedly by their relatives in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental on Sunday.

30 Zamboanga areas on lockdown - 2020-07-20
At least 30 areas in this city have been placed on lockdown due to rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, authorities said yesterday.

Government infrastructure spending down in May - 2020-07-20
Government spending on infrastructure slowed down in May due to the suspension of construction activities amid strict movement restrictions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Budget and Management.

Index climbs on strong property sector - 2020-07-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), the stock market gauge, climbed yesterday on last minute buying, gaining 61.95 points to close at 6,150.70. Likewise, the broader All Shares index rose by 26.08 points, or 0.72 ...

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