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Ping Lacson: Duterte has no power to say who are terrorists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
President Rodrigo Duterte does not have the power to proscribe or designate groups as terrorist organizations, the main proponent of the Anti-Terrorism Act said on Thursday. Under the law, that

Travel mag names Palawan, Boracay among top islands
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
Despite the global slump in tourism, Philippine destinations continue to reap accolades from international travel publications. For the fourth time, Palawan island topped the list of top 25 islands

Families of 4 slain soldiers file murder raps vs cops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
The families of the four Army personnel who were shot dead by police officers in Jolo, Sulu, have filed separate complaints for murder at the National Bureau of Investigation, a bureau official

Google bans stalkerware ads
ZDNet - 2020-07-09
Google announced plans this week to ban ads that promote stalkerware, spyware, and other forms of surveillance technology that can be used to track other persons without their spe

BuCor releases 79 amid efforts vs COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
An initial batch of 79 inmates of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) who were granted parole finally walked out of the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City after they completed their

Two streets in San Juan on lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
San Juan City placed two streets on lockdown and extended the shutdown of its main public market this week after observing a resurgence of coronavirus cases. The city declared two critical zones in

DENR stops beach excavation in Northern Samar
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has stopped the excavation of a sand embankment along a beach area in Bonbon town in Northern Samar province, following objections from local

Google is gearing up for a summer of heated antitrust battles: Here's a guide to the various investigations and regulatory threats Google is facing
Business Insider - 2020-07-09
It's shaping up to be a big year of antitrust probes against Google. Here are the big investigations to know about, and the lawsuits they may bring.

This VC backed self-driving car startup Zoox into a big buyout by Amazon. Here's why he says that deal signals a new wave of automation.
Business Insider - 2020-07-09
Factories, warehouses, and logistics companies are about to see a new wave of automation, Lux Capital's Shahin Farshchi said.

'Safe injection site' sees no overdose deaths in 5 years
UPI.com - 2020-07-09
An unsanctioned safe drug consumption site in the United States saw 33 opioid overdoses in five year, but none of the overdoses required a call to 911, and there were no deaths at the injection site,

Serious COVID-19 might cause brain damage, study finds
UPI.com - 2020-07-09
Up to one in four people infected with the new coronavirus experience brain damage, including inflammation and stroke, according to the findings of a small study published Wednesday by the journal Brain.

Malabon City shortens curfew hours
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
The city government of Malabon has shortened its curfew hours, citing the looser general community quarantine (GCQ) currently in place in Metro Manila, even as it warned residents that the threat of

Northern Mindanao needs P197B to reboot economy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
Northern Mindanao will need P197 billion to reboot its economy following the devastating lockdowns brought on by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to development

Oil spill-hit folk need aid, says mayor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
As the number of residents evacuated from oil spill-affected areas reached more than a thousand, Mayor Jerry Treñas assailed the operator of the damaged power barge for failing to

In South Cotabato, farm animals feed on vegetable oversupply
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
Three months of community quarantine has resulted in a glut of vegetables in South Cotabato, many of the produce ending as food for backyard animals. Harmie Jay Hechanova,

Cariprazine Trumps Risperidone for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms
Medscape - 2020-07-09
Cariprazine is more effective than risperidone for persistent negative symptoms in schizophrenia and appears to be effective in patients resistant to previous treatment with other antipsychotic agents.

TaxAct is a good option for experienced filers, and its tax-filing plans are currently 35% off
Business Insider - 2020-07-09
If you value affordability and have a decent understanding of your tax situation, TaxAct is a good choice for filing your taxes by July 15.

The world is blowing its chance to "build back better" from Covid-19
Quartz - 2020-07-09
So when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, many economists called on world leaders to "build back better" by prioritizing green initiatives in their stimulus spending, which has amounted to at least $10 trillion globally.

Verizon to support 5 firms building 5G-powered tools for EMS workers
ZDNet - 2020-07-09
The telecommunications giant has selected five new firms to join its 5G First Responder Lab, all with the mission of developing solutions for emergency medical services.

Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee wrote a pressing letter to Joe Biden urging him not to trust Silicon Valley on tech policy
Business Insider - 2020-07-09
Roger McNamee said that "today's leaders of Silicon Valley are part of the problem, not the solution" in a Wired op-ed.

Mastercard Partners tonik to Boost Presence in Philippines
YAHOO! - 2020-07-09
Mastercard (MA) ties up with tonik, a fintech company in the Philippines, to offer the latter its technology and network.

Coronavirus latest: WHO chief calls for global unity after US exit
NIKKEI - 2020-07-09
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread ... according to the report. 10:49 p.m. The Philippines reports its biggest single-day jump in new coronavirus infections, adding 2,539 cases to ...

Community health workers paid under P50 a day-study
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-09
COMMUNITY health workers in rural areas are paid less than P50 per day, according to the findings of a study released by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). In a presentation in a webinar on Thursday,

HSBC may have to choose between East and West as China tightens grip on Hong Kong
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
HSBC has carved out a lucrative role in global banking over the past 155 years by straddling the line between East and West. Now, a political firestorm over the bank's hometown of Hong Kong could force the bank to choose sides.

Truck plows into pedestrians in Cagayan; 2 dead
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Two students died after a runaway truck plowed into pedestrians in Barangay Dagupan, Lal-lo, Cagayan on Wednesday.

Construction starts on P8.8 billion CAVITEX C5 Link
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. will begin today construction of two new segments of the CAVITEX C5 Link Expressway worth P8.8 billion.

Tonik, Mastercard partner for digital banking in Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Mastercard has partnered with Singapore-based Tonik for the launch of digital banking services in the Philippines within the third quarter.

Anti-human trafficking offices at NAIA on lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
The Department of Justice placed its anti-human trafficking offices at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a two-week lockdown beginning on Wednesday after four employees contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Abu leader Sawadjaan slain in Sulu clash?
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Police are verifying intelligence reports that Abu Sayyaf leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, said to be the new emir of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia, has died.

Cops told to make sure only couples living together may ride pillion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, Joint Task Force COVID Shield chief, has ordered policemen manning quarantine checkpoints to make sure that only couples who live under one

GT Capital retains top rating, stable outlook on P15 billion bonds
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
GT Capital Holdings Inc., the listed conglomerate founded by the late tycoon George Ty, maintained the top rating for its P15.1 billion outstanding bonds.

Philippines seen as geothermal power investment hotspot in 10 years
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
The Philippines is seen as an outperforming geothermal power investment hotspot in the next decade given its strong capacity for the renewable energy resource, according to Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.

Uniqlo opening online store soon
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Japanese global apparel retailer, Uniqlo, announced that its online store will officially launch on July 16. The online store will be available both in the Uniqlo website and in its mobile application.

Dismissal of health petition vs Duterte questioned
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said there was something "highly irregular" about the outright dismissal of the petition compelling President Duterte to disclose the state of his health without first requiring Malacañang to give its comment.

Stocks slump anew on COVID worries
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index slumped back to negative territory yesterday as worries over the rising number of COVID-19 cases remain.

COVID cases at BGC work site hit 327
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases at a construction site in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig has reached more than 300.

Report quarantine violators - Zamora
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora urged city residents yesterday to report to authorities violators of social distancing and other quarantine measures to contain the spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases.

Government ends talks with NAIA Consortium
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Negotiations between the government and a group of conglomerates seeking to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have been terminated after more than two years of review and discussions.

Harm reduction
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
As we slowly move back to our normal lives even with the virus still very much a threat, public health experts are now more openly talking about ways of mitigating risks of infection other than reverting to lockdowns.

Group warns vs youth unemployment
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Advocacy group Philippine Business for Education has issued a warning on increased unemployment of the youth as the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect various sectors and industries.

Luzon pork supply down due to ASF
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
He said the supply of pork is expected to worsen in August, noting that many piggery owners had stopped raising swine. So said the deficit could be augmented by supply from Mindanao. However, he said the arrival of goods is notregular.

AFP, PNP coronavirus infections rise
philstar.com - 2020-07-09
Thirteen more Army soldiers deployed in Cebu have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Cadet dies of heat stroke at PNPA; probe launched
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
A police cadet died  of heat stroke at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Cavite on Wednesday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday. "The

Congress urged to pass economic stimulus bills by August to effectively restart economic engine
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
BDO Unibank chief market strategist Jonathan Ravelas notes the legislative chambers must pass the pending economic stimulus bills by August due to geopolitical risks in the coming months that may affe

The health effects of COVID-19 go far beyond the virus, WHO says
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
(CNN) - The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on world health stretch far beyond "the suffering caused by the virus itself," World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom ...

Cayetano hits back at Robredo's criticism of House leaders' misplaced priorities amid pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano hits back at Vice President Leni Robredo after the latter recently scored the government, especially the House of Representatives, for its misplaced priorities in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippine Lawmakers Near Vote on Fate of Network That Clashed With Duterte
New York Times - 2020-07-09
Philippine lawmakers concluded a hearing on Thursday on the license renewal of top broadcaster ABS-CBN, paving the way for a critical vote on whether a major media group that angered President Rodrigo Duterte should be allowed back on air.

House panel to decide on ABS-CBN's fate on Friday
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- Over 90 lawmakers are expected to decide on the fate of the embattled broadcast network ABS-CBN Corp. on Friday after wrapping up deliberations on its ...

Police academy plebe succumbs to heat stroke
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
A plebe at the Philippine National Police Academy succumbed to heat stroke, the police announced on Thursday. Cadet Fourth Class Kenneth Alvarado passed away on Wednesday evening, the PNP said. He was brought to the hospital at 5:30 p.

Interior dept.: LGUs to enforce health standards among dentists
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- Local governments must see to it that dentists wear personal protective equipment and observe health standards amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Interior ...

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