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Philippines records 58 coronavirus deaths, 2,241 new cases
Reuters - 2020-07-19
The Philippines' health department on Sunday reported 58 deaths related to COVID-19 and 2,241 additional infections of the new coronavirus.

The Lopezes are fine without ABS-CBN, says lawmaker
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
A lawmaker who voted to kill the network's franchise bid claims the Lopezes will still be in good shape due to their huge stake in other publicly traded corporations.

10th petition vs. anti-terrorism law filed after new measure takes effect
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
A day after the anti-terrorism law formally took effect, forty-four petitioners from various sectors and groups ran to the Supreme Court to question the constitutionality of the controversial measure.

PH reports 2,357 new COVID-19 cases as total tops 65,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
The country has recorded another surge of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total to over 65,000, the Department of Health said Saturday.

Robredo to gov't: Focus on pandemic, not on Charter change
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
Kung anu-anong iniisip, hindi naman nakakatulong sa COVID,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, following fresh calls for constitutional reforms from local government officials amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian dies of COVID-19 complications
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19)-- High-profile drug convict Jaybee Sebastian died on Saturday due to complications from COVID-19. A death certificate obtained by CNN Philippines on Sunday showed that the New Bilibid Prison inmate suffered acute myocardial infarction or heart attack,

4 Pasig streets under localized ECQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
Four streets in a barangay in Pasig City will be placed under a localized enhanced community quarantine starting this evening due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Digital payment grows in Philippines amid COVID-19 fears
NIKKEI - 2020-07-19
MANILA -- Digital payments are fast gaining currency in the Philippines as consumers ditch cash to avoid physical contact on worries over catching coronavirus. Major wireless carrier Globe Telecom ...

4 new products that show Corporate America is getting serious about climate change
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-19
From burping cows to an all-electric SUV, big companies introduced new products this week that will help cut the climate change risk.

A Top Pentagon Investigative Unit Wants To Spy On Worldwide Bitcoin And Crypto Transactions
Forbes - 2020-07-19
A top Pentagon investigative unit, the Army Contracting Command, has said it wants to hire a crypto analytics service to "quickly detect criminal and suspicious cryptocurrency

I've been using Apple's big new iPhone update for a full week -- here are 8 of the most useful features I've found so far
Business Insider - 2020-07-19
Apple's iOS 14 brings sweeping changes like App Clips and a new home screen, and it's also filled with tiny but useful new features.

Rise in 5G sales buoys Ericsson's quarterly profit
Reuters - 2020-07-19
A rise in 5G network sales and software revenue helped Ericsson report higher-than-expected quarterly core earnings on Friday, when it said it was sticking to its financial targets for 2020 and 2022.

Microsoft Edge Ramps Up The Browser Wars With Stellar New Features To Beat Chrome
Forbes - 2020-07-18
Microsoft has just ramped things up a notch as it looks to take on Chrome in the browser wars, with a bunch of new features arriving as part of the latest Edge update.

Spend or save? The choice has huge consequences
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
As global lockdowns start to lift, consumers are faced with a difficult choice: do they go out and spend the money they accrued during months cooped up inside, or stash it away as uncertainty looms? The answer to that question has huge ramifications for the nascent economic recovery now underway.

How the massive Twitter hack may have happened
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
A group of former Twitter (TWTR) employees who watched in shock as a hack compromised the accounts of some of the most prominent people on the social network, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Elon Musk,

Metro Manila still has more than 75% of virus cases in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Manila still accounts for nearly half of all the active COVID-19 cases in the country with health officials reporting a national caseload of 65,304 from the 2,357 new ...

Hackers attacked 130 Twitter accounts, stole private messages from 8
UPI.com - 2020-07-18
Twitter announced late Friday that a total of 130 accounts were targeted in this week's hack, and that hackers stole personal data -- including private messages -- from up to eight of the targeted accounts.

COVID-19: Texas sees case spike in babies, federal prisons
UPI.com - 2020-07-18
Texas has experienced a spike in coronavirus cases among babies in one coastal county and at a federal prison farther north, local officials said.

Scientists successfully put tiny GoPro-style wireless cameras on beetles, and it's paving the way for miniature robots
Business Insider - 2020-07-18
Researcher Vikram Iyer told Business Insider the beetlecam is an important step forward for developing wireless camera technology

Gary V: Health is wealth
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Health is wealth and Gary Valenciano, a.k.a. Mr. Pure Energy, knows that and has been bearing that in mind even more so after surviving what could be his most crucial health crisis two years ago (more on that in a while). A Type 1 (juvenile) diabetic since ...

Foreign borrowings surge to $6.84 billion in Q2
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Foreign borrowings by the national government approved by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) more than doubled to $6.84 billion in the second quarter as the country turned to offshore creditors to beef up its war chest versus the ...

'Antennagate' just turned 10. Here's how the iPhone 4's antenna issues became one of Apple's biggest scandals of all time.
Business Insider - 2020-07-18
What seemed like an odd fluke with the iPhone 4 quickly turned into one of the biggest scandals in Apple's history.

Global finance professionals to hold virtual event in August
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Financial advisors worldwide are set to gather in a five-day virtual conference next month to help clients cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 held for birthday bash at Quezon City bar
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Twenty-nine persons, including a 17-year-old boy, were arrested for violating general community quarantine guidelines after they allegedly held a birthday celebration at a restobar in Quezon City on Friday night.

Manila opens second drive-through COVID-19 testing center
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday opened a drive-through testing center for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

52 more cops positive for COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
The Philippine National Police has documented 52 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 infections among its ranks on Friday night.

2 teens nabbed for P.3 million shabu in Marikina
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Two teenagers were arrested in a drug sting in Marikina City on Friday. Around 53 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu valued at P360,000 were confiscated from Argie Alemania, 19, and a 13-year-old boy during a drug bust in Barangay Tumana at around 5:30 p.

7 of 10 Pinoys to shop more online - survey
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
Seven out of 10 Filipinos are expected to increase their online shopping as the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic continues to translate into a shift in consumer behavior, according to a study by digital payments leader Visa.

QR code, eGov facility payments soar
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said cashless transactions via the national quick response code and the government electronic payment facility continues to gain traction as it ramps up efforts to transform the Philippines into a cash-lite economy.

ICTSI raises $300 million from securities issue
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has raised $300 million from the issuance of senior perpetual capital securities callable in May 2026. Proceeds will be used for refinancing and general corporate ...

42 Caloocan hospital personnel get virus
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - The Caloocan City Medical Center (CCMC)-South was put on lockdown after 42 of its personnel tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Mayor Oscar Malapitan said yesterday. In a dzBB interview, Malapitan said among the ...

4 suspects killed; P4 million shabu seized in drug stings
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Four drug suspects were killed in stings in Bulacan and North Cotabato on Friday. Andres Marcolita and Gil Manaog drew their guns when they sensed they had sold shabu to undercover agents in Barangay Diliman in San Rafael town ...

Globe raises $600 million from bonds, marks return to international debt market
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom Inc. marked a successful comeback to the international debt capital markets, raising $600 million from a bond offering. The Ayala-led telco said it successfully priced a $300 million 10-year and $300 million 15-year ...

iAcademy leads way for safer digital space
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - As schools transition to a flexible remote learning arrangement where lessons will be delivered via online platforms, Makati-based school iAcademy has moved to promote a safer digital space for students and the whole school community.

Group warns of public health system breakdown
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) yesterday warned of a possible breakdown of the public health system as the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues. This developed as seven medical organizations have expressed ...

Bulacan, Pampanga COVID-19 cases rise
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Three cities and nine towns in Bulacan have registered 46 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The provincial health office reported on Friday that San Jose del Monte City logged 18 cases; Marilao, eight; Meycauayan City ...

ADB invests $10 million in equity fund for mid-size Philippines firms
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed agreements for a $10 million equity investment in Navegar II L.P., a private equity fund that primarily invests in mid-sized Philippine firms. The Manila-based multilateral bank said the ...

Pag-IBIG offers promo rates on home loans
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Pag-IBIG Fund is offering promo rates on home loans of as low as 4.985 percent per annum until the end of the year, in a move to help members acquire homes and help boost the national economy amid the pandemic. The agency is ...

How Slack, Airtable and open-source software connected New Yorkers during the pandemic
Computerworld - 2020-07-18
When COVID-19 began ravaging New York City in March, several residents of the city's Astoria neighborhood launched a group to help vulnerable residents with things like grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions. But the Astoria Mutual Aid Network soon ...

The Exchange: Which VCs are the most popular, why enterprise startups are hot, and how patient are public investors?
TechCrunch - 2020-07-18
Welcome to The Exchange, an upcoming weekly newsletter featuring TechCrunch and Extra Crunch reporting on startups, money and markets. You can sign up for it here to receive it regularly when it ...

Twitter says up to 8 accounts had all their data downloaded during its giant hack suggesting the hackers were after more than just Bitcoin
Business Insider - 2020-07-18
A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Good Subscriber Account active since DOW S&P 500 NASDAQ 100 The hackers who hijacked dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts this week may have had a second, less visible purpose. The hack ...

Cu leaves Grab Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Grab Philippines president Brian Cu is stepping down on Aug. 14 to pursue other business interests. Cu said he would also want to focus on his family and spend more time ...

DOST: Tawa-tawa among natural medicines being studied as additional treatment for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- Clinical trials are currently being conducted to study the potential of tawa-tawa and other herbal remedies as an "adjuvant" or additional treatment ...

SolGen to Supreme Court: Exercise utmost caution, junk TRO plea vs. anti-terrorism law
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
Solicitor General Jose Calida urges the Supreme Court to deny petitions for a temporary restraining order against the newly signed Anti-Terrorism Act.

PH envoy in South Korea accused of sexual harassment resigns - DFA
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- The Philippine Ambassador to South Korea has resigned after he was accused of sexual harassment a few months ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs said ...

New temporary isolation facilities in Metro Manila ready for occupancy -- Dizon
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
Three hotels in Metro Manila that will serve as temporary isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients with no symptoms or mild symptoms are now ready for occupancy, an official said Saturday.

Davao garden resort turns to farming amid COVID-19 economic blow
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
One agri-ecotourism resort in Davao City used to provide nature escapes to local and foreign visitors with its world-class hospitality experience offering from dining, accommodation, recreation to wellness activities before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline extended for motorcycle barrier rule
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-18
The deadline for installing barriers that will allow riding in tandem on motorcycles has been moved to July 26, authorities said Saturday. Back riding is strictly for husbands and wives, common-law couples,

Drug trafficker killed, P1.6 million worth of shabu seized in Cotabato raid
philstar.com - 2020-07-18
State agents seized P1.6 million worth of shabu from three large-scale drug traffickers in an entrapment operation Friday in North Cotabato province.

Pandemic highlights PHL property problems for poor Pinoys
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-18
Business activities like construction shut down and Mojica was left with no job. Then his wife died of complications related to asthma at the height of the lockdown. As a single parent ...

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