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P700,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes left abandoned in Lanao del Sur - 2020-07-15
Probers are still clueless on the ownership of P700,000 worth of Malaysian cigarettes found abandoned in a secluded area in Barangay Curahab in Malabang, Lanao del Sur early this week.

Nissan unveils its first electric SUV, the Ariya
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
The Nissan Ariya, the company's first all-electric SUV, will be able to drive up to 300 miles on a single charge and features a high-tech interior, with almost no buttons or knobs, according to the automaker.

Target COVID-19 bed capacity unattainable due to limited manpower, resources -- private hospital group
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
Some private hospitals may not be able to comply with the required bed capacity policy for COVID-19 patients due to limited manpower and resources in their respective facilities, a group said.

Private hospitals could close down if forced to grant benefits to frontliners
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
Private hospitals are in danger of closing down once mandated to grant hazard pay, and other means of compensation to their health workers, an association of private health institutions bares.

Court bars Chinese crew in Mindoro sea collision from leaving PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
A local court has issued a hold departure order against the crew of a Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier involved in the sinking of a boat in Occidental Mindoro in late June that left 14 Filipino fishermen and passengers missing.

New York Times moving some staff out of Hong Kong as security law brings media chill
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
The New York Times is moving some staff out of Hong Kong due to a new security law imposed by China on the city, as both foreign and local media face increased uncertainty in the Asian financial hub.

Foreign reserves break new record anew in June - 2020-07-15
Foreign loans secured to increase the government's budgetary firepower against the coronavirus outbreak pushed up the country's buffer funds.

Barangay health workers should do house-to-house - Guevarra
Manila Bulletin - 2020-07-15
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra suggested barangay health workers should be tasked in doing house-to-house visits to identify persons with the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Health workers to lead 'Oplan Kalinga', but house-to-house ops still unclear - 2020-07-15
We assure the public that we are implementing this for the sake of public health, for the protection of everybody."

AXA Philippines offers health plans and services amid high hospitalization costs
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
AXA Philippines offers its health plans and services to help financially challenged Filipinos cope with expensive medical treatments and hospitalization costs.

AXA Philippines offers health plans and services amid high hospitalization costs
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -AXA Philippines has announced its wide range of health plans and services to help financially challenged Filipinos cope with expensive medical treatments and ...

DTI, BIR: Online barter not taxable so long as not a business - 2020-07-15
For local barter trade, there is no clear prohibition. But these are still subject to regulation, must be registered and subject to tax if again being done in the course of trade or business. As a regular business,

Apple customers can now submit claims as part of settlement over slowing down iPhones
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
The settlement applies to customers who purchased the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus and or the SE before December 21, 2017 and experienced performance issues.

Burger King's latest sustainability effort: reduce cow farts
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-15
Burger King is improving its cows' low-carb diet by adding 100 grams of lemongrass to reduce methane emissions (aka cow farts).

China vows retaliation against US over Hong Kong sanctions - 2020-07-15
China on Wednesday said it would retaliate after US President Donald Trump signed into law an act allowing sanctions on banks over Beijing's clampdown on Hong Kong.

Squirrel tests positive for bubonic plague in Colorado, health officials warn
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-14
A squirrel in Colorado has tested positive for the bubonic plague. The squirrel tested positive on July 11 in the town of Morrison, marking the first case of plague in the county this year, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) department.

5G Possibilities For A More Nimble And Data-Driven Food Industry
Forbes - 2020-07-14
G could mean a future of seemingly unlimited options, precise customization and unprecedented ease for customers in the food and beverage industry.

Comet Neowise is easily visible in the night sky this week. See the most dazzling photos and videos of it so far.
Business Insider - 2020-07-14
Comet Neowise, a ball of space ice spraying brilliant tails of gas and dust, won't return for another 6,800 years.

Astronomers spot most distant fleeting flash afterglow from SGRB - 2020-07-14
Astronomers said Tuesday they saw the most distant afterglow ever from a short gamma-ray burst 10 billion light years away.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other tech companies have joined MIT and Harvard in a fight to stop Trump's new visa rule
Business Insider - 2020-07-14
Under the rule, international students whose universities do not provide in-person classes this fall would be forced to leave the US.

Johnnie Walker whisky will be sold in paper bottles next year
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-14
Johnnie Walker fans will be able to pour their whisky from a planet-friendly bottle. On Monday, Diageo, the British spirits company that owns the brand, announced the development of a paper-based spirits bottle made from sustainably sourced wood.

Boeing awarded $1.2B deal for 8 F-15EX fighter jets - 2020-07-14
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $1.2 billion contract -- with a ceiling of nearly $23 billion -- to build the first lot of eight F-15EX fighter jets.

Banks can absorb losses from ABS-CBN shutdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-14
The Philippine banking system can absorb potential credit losses arising from the shutdown of broadcasting giant ABS-CBN Corp., whose congressional franchise renewal bid was recently crushed by

Sales of imported cars down 55% in H1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-14
Vehicle importers said their volume sales had been cut by more than half as of June, selling only a total of 19,455 units as the pandemic hurt the demand for new cars. The Association of Vehicle

Virus worries and FOMO drive options bets on surging tech giants
Reuters - 2020-07-14
Options investors are ramping up bets on some of this year's biggest winners, including Inc , Netflix Inc and Tesla Inc , even as they turn cautious on the wider market amid a resurgent U.S.

Google's $10 billion investment fund should further entrench the tech giant in the Indian startup economy
Business Insider - 2020-07-14
Google's $10 billion investment fund is intended to expand its in-house services in India, and further entrench Google in the Indian startup economy.

France to give $9 billion in pay raises to health care workers
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-14
France will give health care workers across the nation $9 billion in pay raises in recognition of their work during the pandemic, the country's Prime Minister Jean Castex has said.

In Reversal, U.K. Will Ban Huawei Equipment From Its 5G Network
NPR - 2020-07-14
British regulators say they had little choice after the U.S. imposed sanctions that could affect the viability of Huawei products. Existing 5G equipment must be removed from the network by 2027.

A former Apple TV designer built a livestreaming startup to challenge Twitch, and he's betting the key to winning will be live rap battles
Business Insider - 2020-07-14
Caffeine, which has scored a collaboration with Drake and the Ultimate Rap League, is finding new ways to monetize interactive live streams.

US deficit soars to record high - 2020-07-14
Massive government rescue payments to help businesses and households survive the economic hit from the coronavirus drove a record surge in the US deficit last month, the Treasury Department said Monday.

Robredo starts posting COVID-19 data to check if PH is flattening the curve
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-14
Vice President Leni Robredo has decided to share the daily COVID-19 bulletin from the Department of Health (DOH) in an effort to monitor whether the country is actually

P2.4 million marijuana seized in Isabela - 2020-07-14
Sixteen kilos of dried marijuana leaves worth P2.4 million were seized at a checkpoint in Barangay Caquilingan in Cordon town on Monday.

ASF hits North Cotabato town - 2020-07-14
Arlan Mangelen, regional director of the Department of Agriculture in Soccsksargen, confirmed the outbreak of ASF in neighboring Barangays Magcaalam and Ilian. At least 68 swine deaths were recorded in Barangay Magcaalam.

American pedophile deported - 2020-07-14
A suspected American pedophile has been deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Craig Alex Levin, 64, was arrested at his condominium unit in Barangay Cogon Ramos, Cebu City on May 24 after he was caught bringing a 15-year-old girl to his room,

PAL launches mid-year special fare promo - 2020-07-14
Philippine Airlines is launching a mid-year special offer promotion where travelers can "enjoy safe skies and safe travels with the Heart of the Filipino".

AVID sales fall 55% in H1 despite strong June pick-up - 2020-07-14
Sales of imported vehicles accelerated in June as the country transitioned into a more relaxed quarantine phase, but this was not enough to offset a huge drop in total sales during the first six months of the year.

La Mesa upgrade nears completion - 2020-07-14
West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is set to finish its P7.9-billion La Mesa treatment plants after the government eased quarantine restrictions in the metro.

Landbank releases P3 billion loans to farmers - 2020-07-14
Government-owned Land Bank of the Philippines has released P3.02 billion in loans to farmers as part of efforts to help boost productivity of the local farm sector.

Bank fund transfers nearly double in June - 2020-07-14
Digital payments through the automated clearing houses established by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reached P341 billion in June as the country transitioned to general community quarantine.

Cagayan Valley, Bulacan COVID cases surge - 2020-07-14
Cagayan Valley has recorded a spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases. The Department of Health (DOH) regional office said new cases were recorded in Alcala, Cagayan as well as in Naguilian,

Only 30% of 6,000 jeepneys resume routes - group - 2020-07-14
Less than 30 percent of 6,000 jeepneys allowed by the government to ply 49 routes in Metro Manila have been able to resume operations after public transport was suspended in March, a transport group said on Monday.

Zamora wants San Juan to remain under GCQ - 2020-07-14
Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday he prefers that San Juan remain under general community quarantine amid a continued rise in coronavirus disease 2019 cases.

Bikers get deadline to install barriers - 2020-07-14
The government gave motorcycle riders until July 19 to install the barriers approved by the National Task Force against coronavirus disease 2019.

348 lawmen to enforce Navotas lockdown - 2020-07-14
The national government will deploy at least 348 police officers, including Special Action Force commandos, and soldiers in Navotas to beef up security in the city, which will be placed on a 14-day residential lockdown from Thursday until July 29.

DMCI braces for tough year as COVID impact hits hard - 2020-07-14
DMCI Holdings, the listed engineering and infrastructure conglomerate of the Consunji Group, is bracing for a drop in consolidated earnings this year as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Infected workers in Taguig now at 385 - 2020-07-14
The number of workers at a construction site in Taguig who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 has reached 385, the city government said yesterday.

134 more cops catch COVID-19 - 2020-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) recorded another big spike in coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 infections. Data from the PNP released Monday night showed that 134 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19,

Cusi urges cooperation on energy security - 2020-07-14
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the public and private sectors need to work closely together to ensure energy security and attain the vision of an energy independent Philippines.

UK bans Huawei from its 5G network in rapid about-face
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-14
The United Kingdom has banned Huawei from its 5G telecom network, reversing a January decision to allow the embattled Chinese tech company a limited role in building the country's super-fast wireless infrastructure.

Pasig grants cash incentives to senior citizens ages 90, 95, and 100
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-14
Senior citizens in Pasig City with ages 90, 95 and 100 are set to receive from the city government cash incentives ranging from ?10,000 to ?30,000.

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