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IACT impounds shuttles for private firm workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
Even as the government encouraged private firms to offer rides to their personnel who were struggling to get to work, three vans being used as a shuttle service by employees of a business process

'I am incredibly sorry that we failed': Rocket Lab's 13th space mission didn't reach orbit on Saturday, losing 7 small satellites in the process
Business Insider - 2020-07-06
An Electron launch vehicle built by Rocket Lab failed to deliver seven small satellites to orbit minutes after liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday.

DOH retracts earlier statement: No emerging COVID-19 hotspots in Metro Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday night retracted its earlier announcement that four cities in Metro Manila had been classified as "emerging hotspots" for

Microsoft makes changes in its field sales, support groups as FY'21 begins
ZDNet - 2020-07-06
As it often does at the start of a new fiscal year, Microsoft is making some changes in its sales and support organizations. During the past few days, word began trickling out regarding some of the shifts that will affect those working with its "Customer Success" unit,

Uber just made an 'aggressive' move in its battle against food-delivery leader DoorDash by buying Postmates, an industry watcher says
Business Insider - 2020-07-06
Uber's food-delivery market share could increase to around 33%, pushing it closer to DoorDash's 44% share, Wedbush Securities estimated.

Can body cams and cell phones actually end police brutality? - How Did We Get Here
Mashable - 2020-07-06
Evolution in technology has created tools to monitor police and try to hold them accountable, but can that gap really be closed with tech, or will it take another kind of evolution?

A New Generation of Fast Coronavirus Tests Is Coming
New York Times - 2020-07-06
New technologies, like the gene-editing tool Crispr, can spot the virus in less than an hour. But it will likely be months before these tests hit clinics.

Is This $3 Billion Crypto Ponzi Still Alive?
Forbes - 2020-07-06
Fleecing users of 3 billion USD worth of cryptocurrencies easily places the PlusToken Ponzi scheme on the top 10 of the largest schemes, ever.

WHO-led coalition says $31.3 billion needed for tools to fight COVID-19
Reuters - 2020-07-06
A World Health Organization-led coalition fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is asking government and private sector donors to help raise $31.3 billion in the next 12 months to develop and deliver tests,

Prescriptions for two malaria drugs more than doubled early in COVID-19 outbreak - 2020-07-06
Prescriptions for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine rose 159 percent and 86 percent, respectively, across the United States in February and March -- the early days on the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a CDC analysis.

Trike driver returns laptop, cash - 2020-07-06
A tricycle driver from this town has returned to its owner a bag that contained a laptop, cash and cheques worth P350,000 that he found in Tarlac recently.

Index tumbles on COVID woes - 2020-07-06
The stock market opened the week on a sour note yesterday following reports of a record single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.

Bulusan Volcano showing signs of abnormality - 2020-07-06
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology yesterday raised the status of Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon to Alert Level 1 or "abnormal" due to increased seismic activity in the past few days.

Landbank extends P260 million loan to 3 private schools - 2020-07-06
State-run Land Bank of the Philippines has extended P260 million in loans to three private educational institutions, enabling them to support their students amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic,

1 in 10 COVID-19 Cases in May Were Healthcare Workers: Report
Medscape - 2020-07-06
A lack of data on how COVID-19 spread is making it harder to prepare the NHS in England for coping with routine work this winter, a report says.

Time to shift to modified GCQ
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-06
The DOF noted that the "unprecedented coronavirus pandemic continued to pummel the economy and restrict business activity in most parts of the country." Economists from First Metro Investment ...

RCBC eyes P3 billion from peso bonds - 2020-07-06
Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. is raising at least P3 billion as it returns to the domestic debt market through the issuance of peso bonds to support asset growth, refinance maturing liabilities and for other general funding purposes.

Aboitiz Power raises P9.55 billion from retail bond issuance - 2020-07-06
Aboitiz Power Corp. has raised P9.55 billion from its retail bonds issuance, which will be listed on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp.

AsPac urged to ensure food security - 2020-07-06
The Asian Development Bank is urging countries in the Asia Pacific region to use the pandemic as an opportunity to implement reforms that help ensure food security.

BTr to issue RTBs starting July 15 - 2020-07-06
The government is set to offer retail Treasury bonds to small investors starting next week to boost the state coffers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of the Treasury said yesterday.

Gratitude brings blessings and good health - 2020-07-06
Marching on to almost 120 days of little or no business, it is natural to feel anxious and scared. Experts say worrying will not solve our problems but faith, hope and gratitude will.

Taguig posts biggest one-day spike in COVID infections - 2020-07-06
Taguig recorded 112 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 on Sunday, the highest since the city registered its first COVID-19 infection in March.

Sagada rejects video shoot request for SONA backdrop - 2020-07-06
The municipal government of Sagada in Mountain Province has prevented a movie director and her team from taking video footage of the local scenery, which would be used as backdrop for the upcoming State of the Nation Address of President Duterte.

Hong Kong ship owner, officers charged over sea mishap - 2020-07-06
The Philippine Coast Guard yesterday filed charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and damage to property against the owner and seven officers of the M/V Vienna Wood in connection with a recent collision in the waters off Mamburao,

DILG on 7-day lockdown - 2020-07-06
The Department of the Interior and Local Government central office in Quezon City was placed on lockdown for a week beginning yesterday after DILG Undersecretary for operations Epimaco Densing III was infected with the coronavirus disease 2019.

Soldier hurt in accidental firing - 2020-07-06
A 43-year-old Army soldier was wounded in an alleged accidental firing at the Presidential Security Group compound in Paco, Manila on Saturday.

Compensation sought for oil spill victims - 2020-07-06
The owner of a power barge that spilled oil in the waters off Iloilo City is expected to compensate communities that suffered economic losses due to the incident, a lawmaker said yesterday.

PNP virus count hits 902 - 2020-07-06
Twenty-two more members of the Philippine National Police have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 902 the number of PNP personnel infected with COVID-19.

MPTC pays CALAX concession fee ahead of due date - 2020-07-06
Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. has paid the government the second tranche of the concession fees for the Cavite-Laguna Expressway amounting to P4.37 billion ahead of due date.

BDO, Metrobank to tap offshore debt market - 2020-07-06
BDO Unibank Inc. and Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. are tapping the offshore debt market to bankroll general corporate purposes and refinance existing obligations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uber failed to buy Grubhub, but officially snagged Postmates for $2.65 billion
Mashable - 2020-07-06
Uber Eats is joining forces with another restaurant food d. In a deal announced Monday, Uber agreed to acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion. The acquisiti

UK COVID-19 Update: Up To 35,000 Excess Cancer Deaths Predicted
Medscape - 2020-07-06
Delays in cancer diagnosis and treatment during the pandemic could lead to at least 7000 excess UK deaths, or 35,000 in a 'worse case scenario', modelling by DATA-CAN, the Health Care Research Hub (HDR UK) for BBC Panorama predicted.

Cebu City Health Department stops posting coronavirus updates on Facebook page
Rappler - 2020-07-06
This was recommended by the IATF to avoid confusion with the public as we are still harmonizing data with other health departments,' the Cebu City Health Department says

Use of remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment yields encouraging results in De Oro hospital
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
CAGAYAN DE ORO--The Northern Medical Center (NMMC), one of the biggest hospitals in Mindanao, has started administering the antiviral drug remdesivir on critically-ill COVID-19 patients here

SEC says there was a rise in reports of scams during the pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-06
The Securities and Exchange Commission says it has observed an increase in reports of scams during the pandemic.

BSP Gov. Diokno says inflation to be benign - 2020-07-06
"Remember, in 2018, the prices were high but we managed to bring them down. In fact, for this year, we expect inflation to average about 2.3% for the whole year and for next year, about 2.6%. That is within the target of two to four percent,

Goldman Sachs thinks the US recovery is running into trouble
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-06
The surge in coronavirus cases across the Sun Belt is slowing the economic recovery in the United States. That's according to Goldman Sachs, which said this weekend it now expects a weaker rebound in the third quarter as local leaders impose fresh restrictions and consumers show signs of caution.

MRT-3 shuts down as 186 workers get COVID - 2020-07-06
The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will suspend operations beginning today after 14 more MRT-3 personnel tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 186 the total number of employees infected with COVID-19.

Cop who killed Ragos liable - Napolcom - 2020-07-06
The police officer who shot dead retired Army soldier Winston Ragos at a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon City in April was found liable for "failure to exercise prudence" in handling the incident, the National Police Commision said yesterday.

ABS-CBN workers, celebs call for support ahead of House panel vote
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
CBN employees, celebrities, and netizens expressed their support to the embattled media giant online and on the streets as the House committee on legislative franchises

Acciona turns over US$127 million Putatan II drinking water treatment plant to Maynilad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
Acciona, a Spanish global leader in providing sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects, recently turned over the US$127 million Putatan II drinking

LIST: Alternative transport for commuters affected by MRT-3 shutdown -- DOTr
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-06
The Department of Transportation has released a list of other modes of transportation for passengers who will be affected by the MRT-3 shutdown from July 7 to July 11.

Generally fair weather expected in next 24 hrs -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
MANILA, Philippines - Generally fair weather will be experienced for the most part of the Philippines in the next 24 hours, as no low-pressure area (LPA) has been observed within the Philippine ...

DOH warns of case clustering among barangays, closed-setting facilities as COVID-19 infections soar
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-06
The DOH warns of case clustering among barangays and closed-setting facilities in NCR and Cebu Province as cases of COVID-19 infections continue to rise.

Ronson Culibrina: Monsoon madness & rainbow spills - 2020-07-06
For a piece called "Low Pressure Area," Ronson depicts the "head of a witch-like woman with an umbrella of weather-forecast colors indicating where heavy rains are likely to fall" sitting ...

AirAsia suffers painful loss as COVID-19 crisis bites
NIKKEI - 2020-07-06
Low-cost Southeast Asian carrier AirAsia Group reported a 804 million ringgit ($188 million) first-quarter loss on Monday, reversing a 96 million ringgit profit for the same period last year. Founded by Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes,

Low internet access is driving inequality
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-06
Half of the world's population does not have access to the Internet, either through a mobile device or through fixed line broadband.

Hospitals able to absorb spike in COVID-19 cases, for now - 2020-07-06
Hospital resources can still handle the spike in coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases, soothing government officials' frayed nerves with daily infections tally soaring to record highs since the economy was reopened from a shutdown.

13 provisions of anti-terror law unconstitutional -- FEU law profs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
Law professors from the Far Eastern University led by Dean Mel Sta. Maria has questioned before the Supreme Court the constitutionality of 13 provisions of Republic Act

Why does the Philippines attract financial fraud?
NIKKEI - 2020-07-06
Dr. Stephen Cutler is a security analyst and anti-money laundering consultant in the Philippines who previously served in the FBI. What is it about the Philippines that seems to attract financial fraud?

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