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In a first, Trump dons mask in visit to a military medical facility
Reuters - 2020-07-11
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was set to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health care workers.

China's economic sanctions now fail to serve geopolitical goals
Big News - 2020-07-11
China practice of imposing economic sanctions on countires to achieve its own geopolitical goals is nothing new The regular phenomenon of China bullying othe

Philippines reports zero coronavirus deaths, 1,395 more cases
YAHOO! - 2020-07-11
The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported zero coronavirus deaths, the first day in four months without a fatality, and 1,395 additional infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths remained at 1,

Amazon just told employees they have to delete TikTok from their phones due to 'security risks'
Business Insider - 2020-07-11
"Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email," employees were told.

Indonesia and Philippines are smart to make nuclear power plans
NIKKEI - 2020-07-11
Even though critics say building nuclear power plants is an expensive and environmentally unfriendly strategy, at least two nations in Southeast Asia are keen on it: both Indonesia and the Philippines have recently proposed reviving plans for nuclear energy.

Philippines Confirms 12 New Coronavirus Deaths, 1,387 More Cases
New York Times - 2020-07-11
MANILA -- The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 12 new coronavirus deaths and 1,387 additional infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 1,372 ...

DBP to streamline lending programs - 2020-07-11
State-run Development Bank of the Philippines plans to streamline its menu of lending programs to enable it to reallocate its resources towards initiatives that benefit priority sectors.

P10.2 million shabu seized in Laguna - 2020-07-11
More than P10 million worth of shabu was seized in stings in Laguna on Friday. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Derrick Carreon said Irene Erdan, 36; Joel Perez, 33; Israel Fuguso, 28, and Michael Mendoza,

POGO workers in Laguna robbed - 2020-07-11
A group of armed men allegedly robbed 21 Chinese workers for a Philippine offshore gaming operator in Biñan City, Laguna yesterday.

Cisco financing digitalization of small businesses - 2020-07-11
California-based Cisco has launched a financing program which allows small and medium enterprises in the Philippines to acquire software, hardware and services at zero interest and fixed monthly payments for up to three years.

Malnourished kids prone to COVID, group warns - 2020-07-11
Local health centers should scale up maternal and child health services to protect children against coronavirus disease 2019, advocacy group Save the Children Philippines said yesterday.

Government issuing P30 billion retail T-bonds - 2020-07-11
The government plans to offer at least P30 billion in five-year retail Treasury bonds starting next week to raise new funds amid the pandemic, while also refinancing maturing debt, the Bureau of the Treasury said.

Spaniard, 2 others held for P3.4 million drugs - 2020-07-11
A Spanish citizen and his companions were arrested after they were caught with P3.4 million worth of shabu in Las Piñas City on Friday.

Alternative mining bill filed anew - 2020-07-11
Sen. Grace Poe has filed an alternative mining bill that seeks to regulate exploration and development of resources and ensure equitable sharing of benefits for all.

New Leak Hints At Huawei Mate 40 Pro Design With Scintillating Waterfall Display
Forbes - 2020-07-11
The next Huawei flagship is the Mate 40 Pro, expected this Fall. But a new leak seems to have revealed a striking display.

Farmers get Landbank aid worth P2.65 billion amid COVID - 2020-07-11
Government-owned Land Bank of the Philippines has continued its cash aid distribution to rice farmers despite the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

BI works to deport Chinese who hit Makati enforcers - 2020-07-11
The Bureau of Immigration has recommended the filing of a deportation case against a Chinese woman seen in a viral video attacking traffic enforcers and spitting on a security guard in Makati City, an official said yesterday.

300-year-old Sto. Niño image missing after Pandacan fire - 2020-07-11
The 300-year-old image of the Sto Niño remains missing after a fire that gutted the Sto. Niño de Pandacan Parish church on Friday.

New law to boost gold purchases -- BSP - 2020-07-11
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expects an increase in gold purchases this year due to the tax exemption granted to small-scale miners.

38 more cops catch COVID - 2020-07-11
Thirty-eight more Philippine National Police personnel have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Metro Pacific hospitals explore telemedicine, remote patient care - 2020-07-11
Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. is stepping up its efforts to find a "new normal" solution so that its member hospitals can resume full services to patients, while keeping hospital foot traffic to a safe minimum.

The Exchange: Remote dealmaking, rapid-fire IPOs, and how much $250M buys you
TechCrunch - 2020-07-11
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 launches on July 25th.

San Lazaro nurses seek relief as COVID-19 cases continue to rise among medical staff
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-11
Limited manpower and medical supplies are some of the concerns raised by the Filipino Nurses United - San Lazaro chapter after 40 hospital employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Barrier requirement in preparation for return of back riding for all - police task force
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-11
Barriers were required between couples who live together when back-riding in line of the gradual re-allowing of pillion riding for the general public, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield said on Saturday.

'Justice has been served': SolGen Calida lauds House for ABS-CBN franchise denial
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-11
Solicitor General Jose Calida, who had previously filed a quo warranto petition against ABS-CBN, praised the House of Representatives for its decision to deny a franchise renewal to the media giant.

DOH: Rapid test kits still cannot be sold in drugstores
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-11
Rapid antibody test kits still cannot be sold in drugstores, not even those approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health clarified.

Lanao del Sur sets up more shelters for returning residents - 2020-07-11
Engineers are setting up additional temporary shelters in Lanao del Sur province for returning Maranaws stranded in regions outside by the coronavirus quarantine.

Philippines logs highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in a day with 807 more survivors; cases exceed 54,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-11
The country hit a new record for the most number of recoveries listed in a day with 807 COVID-19 survivors reported on Saturday, according to the Department of Health, as cases surpass 54,000.

BI eyes deportation case vs. Chinese national for hitting Makati traffic enforcers
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-11
The Bureau of Immigration has recommended the deportation of a Chinese woman who recently went viral online for attacking traffic enforcers in Makati City.

Philippines confirms 12 new coronavirus deaths, 1,387 more cases
Reuters - 2020-07-11
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 12 new coronavirus deaths and 1,387 additional infections.

PNPA suspends plebe activities after deaths of two cadets in a week
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-11
Another cadet died at the Philippine National Police Academy, prompting the temporary suspension of all activities for plebes, authorities said Saturday.

PGH faces shortage of beds for COVID-19 patients, spokesman says
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-11
There are currently not enough beds for COVID-19 patients at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, an official said Saturday. bans, then un-bans TikTok app from employee mobile devices
Reuters - 2020-07-11
In the span of a few hours on Friday, Inc banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake.

Tesla rival Rivian adds $2.5 billion investment led by T. Rowe Price
Reuters - 2020-07-11
Electric vehicle startup Rivian, which is backed by Amazon and Ford Motor and aims to put an electric pickup and SUV in production in 2021, boosted its war chest further with a $2.5-billion investment round led by T.

Researchers create magstripe versions from EMV and contactless cards
ZDNet - 2020-07-11
A British security researcher has proven this week that it is still possible in 2020 to create older-generation magnetic stripe (magstripe) cards using details found on modern chip-and-PIN (EMV) and contactless cards,

Elon Musk just became richer than Warren Buffett
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-10
Tesla CEO Elon Musk just zoomed past Warren Buffett on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index to become the world's seventh wealthiest person.

Pre-TAVR Double BASILICA Can Spell
Medscape - 2020-07-10
Lacerating the right and left leaflets was linked with lower survival and lower survival free from coronary obstruction and stroke, VIVID registry data show.

CDC data highlight racial disparities in spread, scope of COVID-19 pandemic - 2020-07-10
More than 34 percent of all Hispanic and Latin Americans who died from COVID-19 across the United States were younger than 65, an analysis released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Business Software Now
Entrepreneur - 2020-07-10
Many companies are cutting costs right now, but adding more tech to your operations can help your bottom line.

It looks like popular iOS apps including Spotify are crashing for thousands of people right now
Business Insider - 2020-07-10
Popular iOS apps crashed on Friday because of a Facebook SDK embedded in them. Android users were not affected.

Baguio remains closed to tourists - 2020-07-10
Reacting to reports that some tour agencies are now accepting reservations, Mayor Benjamin Magalong clarified yesterday that the city remains closed to tourists.

Magnitude 4.7 quake jolts Davao Sur - 2020-07-10
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit Davao del Sur yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake occurred at 2:51 a.m., with its epicenter traced three kilometers southwest of Kiblawan town.

More banks extend waiver of fund transfer fees - 2020-07-10
More banks are extending the free real-time and batch fund transfers until the end of the year in line with the digitalization push of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as the economy recovers from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Share prices end flat on lack of catalysts - 2020-07-10
The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index ended flat yesterday as the absence of market-moving catalysts kept investors on the sidelines.

SEC OKs investment vehicles for corporate debt issuances - 2020-07-10
The Securities and Exchange Commission is paving the way for the creation of investment vehicles that would buy or invest in corporate debt papers of large and medium enterprises.

MSMEs most affected by lockdown, DTI survey shows - 2020-07-10
Majority of micro, small and medium enterprises experienced a decline in sales and workforce as their operations were disrupted by the community quarantines imposed by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19,

Out-of-school youth to benefit from $100 million ADB project - 2020-07-10
Out- of- school children in the Philippines are among those who will benefit from $100 million worth of joint projects by the Asian Development Bank and Qatar-based Education Above All Foundation to put them in quality primary education.

Century Properties Group pre-sells P6.1 billion in 6 months - 2020-07-10
Real estate development firm Century Properties Group posted P6.1 billion in reservation sales for the first half of 2020, equivalent to 1,925 homes or 651 condominium units under its in-city vertical developments business and 1,

PNP coronavirus cases top 1,000 - 2020-07-10
The number of Philippine National Police personnel infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 has breached 1,000.

Business loans eyed to create jobs
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-10
This is the ballad of Artemio and Armida. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is moving for the early passage of remedial legislation providing for a business loan program to create more jobs in a bid to ...

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