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Fisherman hurt in crocodile attack - 2020-07-03
A fisherman was injured after he was attacked by a crocodile in Balabac, Palawan on Thursday. Janilon Amalong, 25, was fishing with his uncle when the incident occurred in a river in Barangay Catagupan around 1 a.

Cops with COVID breach 800 - 2020-07-03
The number of police officers infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is now 801.

Investors swamp BDO bond offer - 2020-07-03
BDO Unibank Inc. raised P36 billion after it returned to the onshore debt market via the issuance of fixed-rate peso bonds that was put on hold a few months ago due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Girl, 15, slain in shooting - 2020-07-03
A 15-year-old girl died in a gun attack by motorcycle-riding assailants in Barangay Daclapan, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur on Thursday.

Pagasa sees generally fair weather in most parts of PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
Most parts of the country will enjoy a generally fair weather except for isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms, the state weather bureau said on its Friday

Duterte appeals to soldiers: Remain calm pending probe on Jolo killing
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to soldiers on Friday to remain calm amid an ongoing investigation into a shooting involving police officers that led to the killing of four of troops in Jolo, Sulu.

Peso hits 3-year high - 2020-07-03
The peso continued to strengthen against the dollar, gaining 18 centavos yesterday to close at its strongest level in more than three years after the stronger-than-expected US jobs data and positive developments on a potential vaccine against the coronavirus.

Economic rebound seen in Q3 - 2020-07-03
A rapid recovery for the domestic economy may not be likely but improvement in output may be seen by this quarter, according to the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group.

Dito commits to proceed with launch next year - 2020-07-03
The group of businessman Dennis Uy and its Chinese partner assured regulators that its telecommunications network would be ready for commercial use by March next year or even earlier.

Stocks end week on positive note - 2020-07-03
Stocks continued on an uptrend to end the week on a positive note as economies worldwide slowly recover from a lockdown-induced standstill.

Leading your team -- remotely - 2020-07-03
Many managers are now leading their teams virtually, and many have not been trained to do this effectively. Locked down in their home for months leading their team through a screen can be daunting, especially for first timers.

AMLC steps up fight vs terror financing - 2020-07-03
Money Laundering Council has stepped up its campaign against dirty money and financing of terrorism in the country in its bid to avoid the gray list of Paris-based global watchdog Financial Action Task Force.

Cash incentive for Cebu City health workers eyed - 2020-07-03
The Cebu City government plans to provide a monthly incentive of P10,000 to its health workers. Mayor Edgardo Labella yesterday said at least 1,800 nurses, doctors, medical technologists and other medical workers,

CIS Bayad Center appoints new CEO - 2020-07-03
CIS Bayad Center Inc., the biggest and widest multi-channel payment platform in the Philippines, has named Lawrence Ferrer as its new CEO and president.

Barangay kagawad shot dead in Manila - 2020-07-03
A barangay kagawad or councilman was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Sampaloc, Manila on Thursday night.

Lawmaker files virtual marriage bill - 2020-07-03
A lawmaker has filed a measure that seeks to allow virtual marriage with the use of video, audio and data transmission devices.

2 Chinese POGO workers nabbed - 2020-07-03
Two Chinese men working for a Philippine offshore gaming operator in Makati were arrested on Thursday for allegedly illegally detaining a Chinese woman.

Quiapo Church reopens after 14-day lockdown - 2020-07-03
Quiapo Church, the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, reopened to the public yesterday following a 14-day lockdown after a visiting priest from Mindanao contracted tcoronavirus disease 2019.

Military vehicles barred from using EDSA bus lanes - 2020-07-03
Military vehicles and soldiers using their private cars are prohibited from using the lanes designated for public utility buses along EDSA.

1,147 Mandaluyong jeepney drivers undergo COVID testing - 2020-07-03
Over 1,000 registered jeepney drivers in Mandaluyong have been subjected to rapid testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Instacart raises another $100 million in funding to expand further during the US online grocery boom
Business Insider - 2020-07-03
The new investment followed a previous round of $225 million last month, giving Instacart an overall valuation in excess of $13 billion.

Deadline to fly home remains of OFWs from Saudi Arabia extended to next week
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
Families of hundreds of overseas Filipino workers who died in Saudi Arabia will have to wait longer for their loved ones to fly home after the Labor Department said the deadline of their return was extended due to issues with requirements.

Killing of 4 soldiers in Jolo: Duterte continues appeal for Army to calm down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
President Rodrigo Duterte reminded soldiers on Friday (July 3) that their main task is to protect the people days after four military intelligence agents on the trail of two suspected

Facial-recognition software fails to correctly identify people '96% of the time,' Detroit police chief says
Business Insider - 2020-07-03
Facial-recognition technology misidentifies criminal suspects 96% of the time, according to the Detroit Police Chief.

Duterte tells military: No other president looked at you the way I did
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
After calling on the military to be calm after an incident between intelligence officers and the police, President Rodrigo Duterte reminded the armed forces in Jolo, Sulu, that

MRT-3 assures infected employees had no contact with passengers
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
Director for Operations Michael Capati assures that none of its 127 COVID-19 positive personnel got in contact with train passengers.

Turkey: Pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
A private airline official, four pilots, and two flight attendants went on trial in Istanbul on Friday, accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan to

Internet provider Converge ICT to go public by October
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
Internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions formalizes its plan to go public by October, only the second company to pursue an initial public offering amid the pandemic.

QC condo officials face complaints for detaining frontliners during COVID-19 crisis
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
The National Bureau of Investigation has filed illegal detention complaints against officials and security personnel of a condominium for allegedly prohibiting three frontliners from leaving their unit amid the COVID-19 crisis.

INQ animated bar graph: How severe is COVID-19 in Southeast Asia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
Indonesia leads the Southeast Asian countries in COVID-19 cases as it saw a record 1,624 new cases on July 2, bringing the national

FNI income doubles in 2019 - 2020-07-03
Due to favorable weather conditions and increased operational efficiency, FNI was able to complete 108 shipments of nickel ore as against 103 shipments a year ago. These shipments sold solely to ...

NTC extends Dito Telecommunity deadline to deliver on technical audit requirements
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has extended for six months the deadline for the technical audit of third major telco Dito Telecommunity.

Nearly 48,000 liters of oil spill into Iloilo City waters after power barge explosion
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
Around 48,000 liters of oil spilled into waters off Iloilo City on Friday after an explosion at a power barge, local disaster management officials said.

BDO raises P36 billion through fixed rate bonds sale - 2020-07-03
BDO Unibank Inc. on Friday said it raised P36 billion through the issuance of fixed rate peso-denominated bonds, proceeds from which will be used to finance loans to clients.

BIR eases tax rules for Pogos to pay, resume operations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has eased some of the tax requirements for Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) to resume operations under a less restrictive COVID-19 community

Philippine tech newcomer eyes $726m IPO
NIKKEI - 2020-07-03
Telecoms services have boomed after the Philippine government has imposed one of the world's longest lockdowns to fight the spread of the virus. Converge, which uses fiber optic cable for its fixed-line broadband service,

Philippine broadband firm Converge ICT files for up to $725 mln IPO
Nasdaq - 2020-07-03
Philippine fiber broadband services provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc, on Friday filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of up to 35.92 billion pesos ($725 million) on the local bourse, braving volatile markets amid the coronavirus pandemic.

BREAKING: Duterte signs anti-terror bill into law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
Despite massive opposition, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the controversial anti-terror bill into law. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque confirmed this in

Travel pass, health certificate required to enter Tuguegarao City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
Mayor Jefferson Soriano has required a travel pass and a health certificate from those entering the city after getting reports that some returning residents refused to go on

Several persons of interest linked to Wirecard probed for money laundering - AMLC
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
The country's financial watchdog says several persons and business entities are under scrutiny for possible money laundering given their links to embattled German firm Wirecard AG.

Philippines reports 1,531 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase
Reuters - 2020-07-03
The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported six additional novel coronavirus deaths and 1,531 more infections, its largest single-day increase in confirmed cases.

Philippines' COVID-19 cases breach 40,000 with all-time high 1,531 infections in a day
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-03
The country's COVID-19 cases surpassed 40,000 on Friday after recording a new all-time high single-day increase in infections, according to the Department of Health.

DFA: 13 more Filipinos abroad contract COVID-19; count now at 8,627
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
Thirteen more overseas Filipinos have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Friday. Data released by DFA showed that the

A drink or two a day could help protect cognitive health as we age, says study
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
New American research has found that light to moderate drinking may help preserve cognitive health as we age. Carried out by researchers at the University of Georgia, the new study looked at

BSP ramps up campaign to wean more Filipinos off cash transactions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
The central bank wants to see more Filipinos making money transactions through electronic payments, given the health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic to cash transactions. It said,

9 cops involved in Jolo 'misencounter' to meet Duterte in Zamboanga - 2020-07-03
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday transported from Jolo, Sulu the nine policemen involved in the shooting of four soldiers to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Zamboanga City.

Fact check: Is it illegal for ABS-CBN to avail of tax perks? - 2020-07-03
At the center of the accusations is Big Dipper Digital Content and Design Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN that processes films and TV shows for export to other countries and various digital platforms. The company is registered with Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA),

Philippines' broadband firm Converge ICT files for up to $725 mln IPO
Nasdaq - 2020-07-03
Philippines' Converge ICT Solutions Inc, a fiber broadband services provider, on Friday filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of up to 35.92 billion pesos ($725 million) on the local bourse, the corporate regulator said.

Converge ICT applies for P35.9B IPO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
Fiber internet and other digital service provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. filed an application at the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering (IPO) worth as much as

Mostly from China: P244-M worth of smuggled PPEs, fake medicines seized during height of COVID-19 lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-03
Despite the health crisis inflicted by COVID-19, some unscrupulous importers tried to take advantage and brought in over P244 million in smuggled or fake personal protective

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