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Government ends talks with NAIA Consortium - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...

Letting students sit out a year could slow economic recovery, advocacy group warns - 2020-07-09
"We cannot afford to have them sit out a year and that should be the worst case scenario for us," Love Basillote, Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) executive director, said in a virtual press conference.

DOF: Philippines has capacity to pay loans - 2020-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has assured the public that the Philippines has the capacity to pay its loans even as it ramped up its borrowings to finance measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pre-State of the ...

Over 1,000 apprehended for violating QC face mask ordinance
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 8) -- More than a thousand violators of Quezon City's ordinance mandating the wearing of face masks were rounded up during a surprise joint operation with ...

If health equals happiness, will coronavirus make the world an unhappier place?
InterAksyon - 2020-07-09
Happiness can be influenced by a number of things, but research suggests health is the most important. States with populations enjoying high levels of mental and physical health have significantly higher levels of collective happiness than those with ...

NBI almost done with probe into fatal Jolo shooting, Westmincom chief says - 2020-07-09
Lt. Gen. Sobejana said tension between the police and military forces in Sulu over the incident has already been addressed.

China executes man in coronavirus-rage killing case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
A Chinese man who stabbed to death two people at a coronavirus travel checkpoint was executed Thursday, the Supreme People's Court said. Ma Jianguo was driving with friends to a village in

Dentists must wear PPEs and impose strict health rules, DILG reminds LGUs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Local government units (LGUs) must ensure that dentists operating clinics within their jurisdictions will strictly follow health standards, including the wearing of ...

Climate activists protest from Notre Dame Cathedral crane
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
PARIS -- Greenpeace activists hung banners from a huge construction crane atop Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Thursday, accusing France and President Emmanuel Macron of not doing enough to ...

Philippines reports zero coronavirus deaths, 1,395 more cases
Reuters - 2020-07-09
The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported zero coronavirus deaths, the first day in four months without a fatality, and 1,395 additional infections.

Philippines Reports Zero Coronavirus Deaths, 1,395 More Cases
New York Times - 2020-07-09
MANILA -- 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 ...

Peso outperforms Asian currencies despite coronavirus risks -- DOF - 2020-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine peso so far continues to show immunity from the coronavirus economic fallout, outperforming other Asian currencies as the country's dollar reserves rise, the chief economist of the finance department said on Thursday.

Showing pandemic's wrath on airlines, Cebu Pacific workforce slashed by 25% - 2020-07-09
Budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced Thursday it will cut 800 more jobs in August as the entire aviation industry faces its biggest-ever crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PH gov't to critics: Focus on COVID-19 crisis instead of attacking anti-terrorism law
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque asks critics of the anti-terrorism law to focus on the ongoing COVID-19.

Duterte says the Philippines won't fully reopen its economy, as a full reopen could put the country in 'deep s---'
Business Insider - 2020-07-09
We cannot afford really a total epidemic or pandemonium. We are poor, we cannot afford to gamble."

DOLE confident Duterte will back request for additional funds for OFW aid
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The Department of Labor and Employment is confident its request for additional funds to assist overseas Filipino workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis ...

The Medical City launches drive-thru COVID-19 testing
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The Medical City is ramping up efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease, as it launched a drive-thru antibody testing center. The Pasig ...

BARMM scrambles to help residents sent to Cagayan de Oro from Manila - 2020-07-09
The locally-stranded individuals, 301 of them from Basilan, have been staying since Wednesday at a public gymnasium in Cagayan de Oro City.

LGUs told to ensure that dentists comply with health protocols
Manila Bulletin - 2020-07-09
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday urged local government units (LGUs) to ensure that dentists in their areas wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when attending to their patients.

Coronavirus canceled office clothing. These stores are in big trouble
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
The new work-from-home normal has rapidly recalibrated the fashion code for professional wear. That spells trouble for big retailers who sell clothing normally worn at the office.

Mastercard partners with tonik, Philippines' first digital-only neobank, to accelerate financial inclusion
YAHOO! - 2020-07-09
Mastercard today announced a new partnership agreement with tonik, a two-year-old startup which recently received a bank license in the Philippines. Through this partnership, Mastercard will further e

Twitter could launch a subscription option
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
Twitter may be working on a paid product and investors seem thrilled about it. Shares of Twitter rose 8% Wednesday afternoon following a job posting that said the company is building a subscription platform codenamed "Gryphon.

NAIA anti-trafficking offices on lockdown due to COVID-19 cases
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-09
The Department of Justice assures that although the offices will remain closed, authorities are carrying out existing protocols to detect incidents of human trafficking.

124,000 Filipinos stranded abroad now home in their provinces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-09
Nearly 124,000 Filipinos stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to their home provinces, with about half of them relying on government for assistance,

Philippines gains additional telecom market competition
YAHOO! - 2020-07-09
Read the full report: ... in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

BusinessMirrorA broader look at today\'s business
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-09
SHE learned how to read and write through banana leaves, which have lines, and sharpened bamboo sticks as pencils at the age of 3, during the war years. Surviving the war period, as well as the ...

Why Lito Atienza trends, and why ABS-CBN, warts and all, is about keeping our choices
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-09
when they considered how best to respond to the social and business challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. "We wanted to be able to help... With parts of the country starting to ease ...

PHL gaming sector more than POGOs
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-09
when they considered how best to respond to the social and business challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. "We wanted to be able to help... With parts of the country starting to ease ...

Kanye's anti-vax stance is a risk for Gap
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-08
The deal was viewed as just the kind of financial and creative boost that Gap needs right now. The problem? West is as outspoken as ever -- which could bring unwanted attention to the brand. In an interview with Forbes published Wednesday,

Tinder is testing video chat -- a feature for the quarantine times
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-08
Tinder is the latest dating service to add video capabilities to its app, making it easier to get to know matches without having to exchange more personal information such as phone numbers, e-mail addresses,

Exchange program to the US suspended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-08
The participation of Filipinos in the Exchange Visitor Program in the United States has been suspended for a year amid the pandemic that has left at least 900 Filipino interns

Novel Agent Shows Promise in Bronchiectasis
Medscape - 2020-07-08
Brensocatib, a small-molecule DPP1 inhibitor, could be a good nonantibiotic option for reducing exacerbations in patients with bronchiectasis, new research shows.

DOJ junks carnapping case against Yanson siblings amid bus firm row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-08
The Department of Justice has dismissed the carnapping case filed against the Yanson Four, siblings in a dispute with their mother and a brother over control of Vallacar

Mercedes opts for more screens, less buttons in the 2021 S-Class
TechCrunch - 2020-07-08
Class suggested the automaker was moving towards a more digital-centric interior. That might have been an understatement. Mercedes-Benz revealed Monday its second-generation MBUX infotainment system and it is loaded with new technology,

From scarves to masks: White House's Birx seeks to make coronavirus fashion pivot
Reuters - 2020-07-08
U.S. coronavirus official Dr. Deborah Birx, who attracted a cult following for wearing colorful scarves, on Wednesday sought to convince Americans that wearing face masks is not only sensible but stylish too.

Facebook suspends disinformation network tied to employees of Brazil's Bolsonaro
Reuters - 2020-07-08
Facebook Inc on Wednesday suspended a network of social media accounts it said were used to spread divisive political messages online by employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and two of his sons.

A Live Streaming Challenger For Amazon, Facebook: Popshop Live Gives Small Stores A Lifeline
Forbes - 2020-07-08
A Los Angeles-based startup is bringing the live-streaming, e-commerce experience that is a billion dollar business in China to U.S. retailers.

Facebook takes down accounts and pages of Trump ally Roger Stone
Reuters - 2020-07-08
Facebook Inc on Wednesday removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week.

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