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Starbucks is the latest big company to halt advertising on social media
The Verge - 2020-06-28
Starbucks will join the growing list of corporate entities pausing advertising on social media platforms, the company said in a blog post Sunday. The coffee giant says that it stands "against hate speech" and believes "both business leaders and policy makers need to come together to affect real change.

6 Iloilo doctors test positive for COVID
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Six doctors in Iloilo province have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas.

Wirecard, another embarrassment for the country
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
The Wirecard scandal reads like fiction, a sophisticated money heist of sorts billions of dollars in missing funds, rogue employees, an accounting firm accused of negligence and forged documents.

GOCCs subsidies surge 469% in May
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Subsidies granted to state-owned corporations rose by almost six-fold in May as the government continued to release support for the second tranche of the Small Business Wage Subsidy program, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

PCC exempts JVs seeking PPP projects from merger notification
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Joint ventures formed by private firms for unsolicited public-private partnership projects are now exempt from the merger notification requirement under new rules issued by the Philippine Competition Commission to streamline the review process and help accelerate the implementation of projects.

NFA stocks continue to dwindle
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Farmers are speculating that the current inventory of the National Food Authority is dwindling and that it may not be able to respond if calamities hit the country again.

Farmers want DA to strengthen transparency
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Farmers are calling on the Department of Agriculture to strengthen its transparency and participatory mechanisms amid several issues hounding the agency.

South East Asian countries seen importing more coal
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Despite the push in renewable energy development, Southeast Asian countries are expected to continue increasing their coal imports amid coal power plant investments in the region.

More POGOs are shutting down
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Two Philippine offshore gaming operators and 14 service providers have decided to cease their operations in the country, according to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

Mayweather furious over all-time welterweight rankings
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
CEBU, Philippines -- Retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is fuming over a recent all-time best welterweights list after seeing his name appear second only to Sugar Ray Leonard. In a ...

Market to stay bearish this week
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Bearish sentiment continues to prevail in the stock market and will likely stay this week. Support remains at 6,100, while a resistance is building up at 6,350. "This week, we may see the local market test the 6,

World Bank OKs $370 million land title facilitation loan
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
The World Bank Group has approved a $370 million loan for the Department of Agrarian Reform Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling Project, which is expected to help 750,000 individuals gain improved land tenure security and stable property rights.

Corporate stakeholders may be allowed to inspect records
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
The Securities and Exchange Commission, the corporate regulator, is pushing for ways to allow stakeholders to inspect records of corporations.

17 more BGC workers get virus
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Seventeen more workers at a construction site in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 34 the number of workers infected with COVID-19.

Pandemic sparks gold rush
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Amid the gloomy economic outlook and uncertainty brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, one asset class that emerged a clear winner is gold.

BSP defers new compliance rating system for banks
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has deferred by six months the deployment of a more forward-looking compliance rating system in assessing the compliance of banks and other financial institutions in mitigating business risk.

DBS expects Philippine economy to shrink
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Singapore-based DBS Bank Ltd. expects the Philippine economy to slump this year by as deep as four percent for the first time in more than two decades amid the high number of new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19,

Deadline extended for filing VAT refund claims
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
The Bureau of Internal Revenue is giving taxpayers more time to file for value-added tax refund claims amid movement restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak.

P100 million drugs seized in stings
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Authorities are not taking a break in the war on drugs even as most parts of the country remain under quarantine restrictions as P100 million worth of narcotics was confiscated during separate stings last week.

Digital readiness for the new normal
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
I did my first Zoom meeting last week. Like shaving, I tried to hold back as long as I could. At the back of my mind, I was thinking that doing a Zoom meeting is like surrendering to the new normal being forced on me.

Smuggled cigarettes seized in Maguindanao
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Authorities seized 100 boxes of cigarettes smuggled into this province from Malaysia with an estimated value of P600,000 on Saturday.

DOJ lifts 10-day lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
The lockdown enforced for 10 days at the Department of Justice central office in Manila to curb the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 will be lifted today, DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced yesterday.

HPG issues violation tickets to 400 motorists
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Around 400 motorists have been issued citation tickets for violating traffic and quarantine rules along major roads in Metro Manila, the Philippine National Police reported yesterday.

Repatriation of stranded people suspended
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
The government has heeded a call by local government units to suspend the return of stranded individuals to the provinces due to the surge of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in the Visayas.

Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch on programming in a digital world
TechCrunch - 2020-06-28
In the war between subscription video on-demand (SVOD) services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Starz has been growing on the sidelines and fighting to be the preferred add-on for consumers on top of their primary subscription.

Philippines coronavirus cases surge, cross 35,000
Al Jazeera English - 2020-06-28
The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines has surpassed 35,000, as data from the World Health Organization showed that the country also recorded the fastest increase in the number of infections in the Western Pacific region in the last two weeks.

Six doctors from Iloilo City hospital infected with COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
Six doctors from an Iloilo City hospital have been added to the list of medical frontliners who have caught the coronavirus disease.

LTFRB to close central office on June 29 after rapid test shows employee is positive for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Central Office in Quezon City will be closed for disinfection on Monday, June 29, after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus using rapid testing.

Mark Zuckerberg had $7 billion wiped off his fortune as advertisers boycott Facebook. He's going to be just fine.
Business Insider - 2020-06-28
An advertising boycott has sent Facebook execs scrambling, with the social media giant's top ad exec on Friday sending a memo to advertisers promising an external audit of its safety tools.

Don't 'cherry pick' countries to compare with PH, DOH says in response to WHO numbers
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
The comparison made with Singapore and other countries requires deeper understanding of population ratio versus number of cases, the Department of Health says about latest data from the World Health Organization.

Cebu City mayor issues show cause order vs. barangay officials after sitio holds street festival in violation of ECQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
Barangay officials are in hot water after photos of a street festival in Basak San Nicolas, a clear violation of the enhanced community quarantine in Cebu City, surfaced online.

Carpio: Cleanliness of Manila Bay affects health, food security
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
In an online forum Saturday, Carpio stressed that it is necessary to rehabilitate Manila Bay because majority of the fish consumed by Metro Manila residents come from it and from fish ponds adjacent to the bay.

House bill seeks internet allowance for public school teachers
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to provide public school teachers with a ?1,500 monthly internet allowance to help them meet the demands of their job under the "new normal."

Duterte set to submit 14th report on special powers to Congress on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
Among the issues President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to tackle is the status of quarantine restrictions in several areas in the country.

Remains of OFWs from Saudi to be flown home by July 4 - Bello
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-28
The remains of the 301 deceased overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia will have to be flown out of the kingdom and back to the Philippines by July 4, Labor Secretary

Patrolman kills cop in mistaken identity shooting
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
The slain policeman was identified as Police Cpl. Jorge Dick Baltazar, 30. The police officer who shot him was identified as Patrolman Laurence Joseph Ancheta, 38.

UV Express group appeals to bring back more units on the road
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
X says the 980 units recently allowed by the LTFRB to resume operations in Metro Manila and nearby provinces on Monday will not be enough to ferry 290,000 more passengers intending to go to work.

DND approves suspension of stranded people's return home
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
The secretary of National Defense says he has approved a two-week suspension of the return of some locally stranded individuals (LSI) to their provinces in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 to these areas.

Lawmaker calls for extension of enrollment period until July 15
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
With enrollment in public schools ending on June 30, a solon is asking the Department of Education to extend the enrollment period until mid-July.

Robredo tells Malacañang her office is helping solve lapses in COVID response
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
Vice President Leni Robredo reminds Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that part of her platform is to call out the administration when it fails to acknowledge its lapses in COVID-19 response.

Philippines leads in rise of virus cases in entire Western Pacific
Rappler - 2020-06-28
Philippines - The Philippines is leading in the rise of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the entire Western Pacific region, data from the World Health Organization (WHO) showed. From June ...

DOH orders deployment of doctors to Cebu City to help in COVID-19 fight
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
The Health Department has ordered the deployment of doctors-- including "doctors to the barrios"-- to Cebu City to help aid its battle against the COVID-19 crisis, its spokesperson said Sunday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III issued a directive to deploy additional physicians following the reported "understaffing" of health workers in the area,

Authorities foil attempt to smuggle Malaysian cigarettes into Maguindanao
philstar.com - 2020-06-28
Authorities foiled Saturday an attempt by boatmen to smuggle into seaside Datu Blah Sinsuat town 100 boxes of cigarettes from Malaysia. Police Brig. Gen. Manuel Abu of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region said Sunday the two outrigger boats carrying the contraband were intercepted Saturday in an operation by Philippine Navy and police personnel in the territorial waters of Datu Blah Sinsuat,

L'Oreal to remove words like 'whitening' and 'fair' from its products
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-28
L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetic and beauty company, announced that it will stop using words like 'whitening' and 'fair' in describing its products. The announcement comes amid anti-racism protests and calls against racial inequality following George Floyd's death.

The New App From Wondery Plays It Safe With First Stand-Alone Offering
Forbes - 2020-06-27
Wondery is a great company with a fantastic slate of award-winning shows and currently sits at #3 on the Podtrac charts with a U.S. unique monthly audience of over 10 million, so I have no doubt that they will in time address some of these minor issues that prevent this app from being a home-run.

Global Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 500,000
NPR - 2020-06-27
Global deaths stood at over 496,000 on Saturday, with almost 10 million confirmed infections. The U.S. saw the highest number of daily confirmed cases this week -- 45,000 reported on Friday.

Human microbiota: The microorganisms that make us their home
Medical News Today - 2020-06-27
In this Special Feature, we give an overview of the communities of microorganisms, called microbiota, that form a symbiotic whole with our human cells.

It Is What It Is: A fake app hyped on Twitter turned into a fundraiser for racial justice causes
The Verge - 2020-06-27
A meme that leveraged the relentless hype of exclusive apps and redirected it towards a critical social need." An inside joke about a TikTok meme among a group of friends on Twitter grew into a minor social media mystery before morphing into a fundraiser for anti-racism causes.

This floating chicken farm could be the future of farming -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-06-27
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to this floating farm, duh.

PH Embassy in US tells Pinoys to obey health protocols
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-27
Amid the surge of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., has advised Filipinos to obey regulations set by health authorities to stop

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