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4 village watchmen in killing of soldier, militiamen in Basilan surrender
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Four village watchmen who were suspected of killing a soldier and two militiamen in Basilan last week have surrendered to the military, an Army official said. Maj. Gen.

Facebook, Google and Twitter won't give Hong Kong authorities user data for now
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Some of the world's major internet and social media platforms said Monday they will stop processing requests for user data made by Hong Kong law enforcement authorities while they carry out an assessment of a controversial security law imposed by China on the city.

Israeli health official resigns blasting virus response
Rappler - 2020-07-07
For a few weeks now, our compass for dealing with the pandemic has become disoriented,' says Siegal Sadetzki, the health ministry's director of public health services

Following controversial national security law, TikTok is leaving Hong Kong
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
TikTok says it will exit Hong Kong, joining other big tech firms in expressing concern about operating in the Asian financial hub after China imposed a controversial national security law there.

The ugly truth about millions of American jobs: They are not coming back
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
The American economy's unprecedented jobs rebound masks a difficult truth: For millions of people, the jobs they lost are never coming back.

Travel passes for LSIs bound for 3 Mindanao provinces suspended - COVID Shield
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) - The issuance of travel passes to locally stranded individuals in Metro Manila bound for Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Camiguin has been suspended until July ...

DA assures ?10-B yearly allocation for rice fund despite expected lower imports due to pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured that the rice fund will have its ?10 billion allocation every year despite an expected decrease in ...

Hong Kong grappling with future under national security law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam offered scant reassurance Tuesday over a new national security law that critics say undermines liberties and legal protections promised when China took

Coronavirus poses fresh roadblock to NAIA upgrade
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
Tycoons offering to upgrade the aging airport faced a setback after the government rejected proposed tweaks to their proposal that would ensure the project would be viable in a post-pandemic world.

LIST: MRT-3 management discloses shifts of COVID-19 positive personnel
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
Passengers who had direct contact with the infected personnel are advised to thoroughly observe their condition and undergo home quarantine to prevent the further transmission of the virus.

Beijing reports zero virus cases for first time since new outbreak
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Beijing on Tuesday reported zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since the emergence of a cluster in the Chinese capital in June that prompted fears of a domestic second wave. A total

New at Saudi hajj: Bottled holy water, sterilized pebbles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Saudi Arabia has issued guidelines for the 1,000 or so pilgrims that will be allowed to perform the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca later this month, an experience that

Factory output weakness tempers in May
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
The damage of the pandemic and lockdowns on the manufacturing sector was a little bit less pronounced in May, with a rebound seen in the next months.

CNN Philippines temporarily goes off air for disinfection after confirmed COVID-19 case
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
CNN Philippines will temporarily stop broadcasting starting today after a member of its utility staff tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

Palace advises quarantine, COVID-19 test in case of contact with MRT-3 staff
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
"If you have physical contact with ticket sellers, although there is a policy on (cashless transactions) and minimum contact, but if somehow you had contact (with MRT employees), you have to go on quarantine because we don't know who you are,

Growth, even just for a quarter, unlikely this year -- BSP chief
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
June, officials were hoping for some growth in succeeding quarters this year to partially offset the damage caused by the virus.

Philippine confirms 1,540 new coronavirus infections, 6 more deaths
Reuters - 2020-07-07
The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 1,540 new cases of the novel coronavirus and six deaths. In a bulletin, the ministry said total infections have risen to 47,873 while deaths have reached 1,

PEZA fears some companies might leave because of global recession
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) fears the global recession might prompt companies to cut down on costs, forcing them to pull out of the Philippines and focus

Only over 1.3M of 17M beneficiaries received 2nd tranche of cash aid -- DSWD
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday bared that only over 1.3 million out of 17 million target beneficiaries have so far received the second

NAIA rehab plan hits another bump as gov't rejects fresh proposal from private contractors
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) - It's another stalemate between the government and the group of big businesses looking to upgrade the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In a joint ...

Roque allays fears amid rising COVID-19 cases, insists PH still winning vs pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday the government can now test up to 11 million Filipinos for COVID-19, as he insisted anew that the ...

PEZA to investors: Please don't leave Philippines
Rappler - 2020-07-07
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority worries that export companies may close shop in the country and just focus on operations somewhere else

Palace to public: Get tested, undergo quarantine if had contact with infected MRT-3 personnel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Malacañang on Tuesday appealed to passengers of Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) to undergo quarantine and get tested for COVID-19 if they think they had any contact

Palace: Going online for Duterte's SONA a 'safe fallback'
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman on Tuesday hinted that the Palace is more inclined to take the virtual route for the State of the Nation Address on ...

ERC gets 47,000 complaints over electric bill shock
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- The Energy Regulatory Commission said Tuesday it has received over 47,000 complaints from consumers over high electricity bills despite eased quarantine ...

Higher transport costs post-lockdown push June inflation to 2.5%
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Limited public transportation options drove inflation faster in June, alongside some increases in select food items.

Palace insists PH winning vs COVID-19 despite ranking 2nd in SEA virus count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Malacañang on Tuesday refused to budge in its claim that the Philippines is winning its fight against the coronavirus disease pandemic even as the country became the nation

MRT-3 personnel positive of COVID-19 now at 198, infected ticket sellers rise to 15
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
More MRT-3 personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, with latest confirmed infections climbing to 198.

TikTok quits Hong Kong operations due to security law
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
The social media app leaves Hong Kong after China enacted a sweeping national security law that curtailed freedoms in the autonomous island.

ANALYSIS: From Disney to NASCAR, brands are breaking away from the president's racial rhetoric
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-07
Disney announced a production deal with former NFL quarterback turned activist Colin Kaepernick. -- Fox News is running PSA's with Sean Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, and Steve Doocy and other stars, urging viewers to wear

PH lifts restriction on non-essential outbound travels
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Malacañang on Tuesday announced that the government task force against COVID-19 has lifted the restrictions on non-essential outbound travel by Filipinos despite the recent

Asia markets slip as virus outbreaks mute hopes for rebound
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Markets were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as expanding coronavirus outbreaks dimmed hopes for a global recovery, despite an overnight rally in tech shares that pushed the Nasdaq composite

GT Capital invests in second hand car inspection business
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
Ty family-led conglomerate GT Capital Holdings Inc. has teamed up with Japanese financing service firm, Premium Group, to establish a second-hand car inspection and warranty business as part of

Basilan gov't imposes 15-day suspension of residents' return to province
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
The National Task Force Against Covid-19 has approved a 15-day moratorium on return to Basilan of residents stranded in Metro Manila due to the nationwide anti-coronavirus quarantine.

MMDA office closed from July 9-10 after four employees test positive for COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
Committee, we have decided to suspend the operations at all our offices for sanitation and disinfection to protect not only our personnel but also the transacting public against the virus," said MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim.

Solon wants full military honors for OFWs who died of COVID-19 abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
A lawmaker is calling for the accordance of full military honors for the remains of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died abroad due to the coronavirus disease

Global experts warn of coronavirus airborne threat
Rappler - 2020-07-07
In a comment piece that takes direct aim at the World Health Organization for its reluctance to update its advice, researchers recommended new measures including increasing indoor ventilation ...

Building of Globe cell site brings jobs, good employment benefits
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
LGUs allowing cell site construction in their municipalities enable not only connectivity for its residents, but also employment opportunities and better livelihoods.

Southeast Asia and India sink into deep minus growth: JCER survey
NIKKEI - 2020-07-07
The economies of five major Southeast Asian countries and India shrank significantly in the April-June period, and the annual growth projections fell below zero for the six countries. Unemployment is on the rise.

Inflation gains pace in June as economy reopens
philstar.com - 2020-07-07
The latest figure marked the first time prices accelerated this year after business and consumer sentiments were shuttered by lockdowns.

Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-07
The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of

US tech giants halt Hong Kong police help
YAHOO! - 2020-07-07
Facebook and Twitter have confirmed they have suspended processing demands for user data from Hong Kong authorities following the introduction of a new Beijing-imposed national security law. A spokesp

Second executive arrested in Wirecard scandal in Germany
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
Another executive with bankrupt payment company Wirecard has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of aggravated fraud, prosecutors said Monday.

Napolcom starts probe of 9 cops in Jolo slay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has started its probe to determine whether the nine Sulu policemen allegedly involved in the killing of four Army intelligence operatives should remain in the

7 Chinese in boat crash face multiple homicide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
The Coast Guard (PCG) filed on Monday charges of multiple homicide against seven Chinese crewmen of the cargo ship Vienna Wood as the 14 crew and passengers of the fishing vessel Liberty 5

Meralco to explain surge in charges to consumers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
Communicating clearly the surge in charges during the lockdown is a skill that has so far evaded Manila Electric Co. (Meralco). After senators on Monday slammed Meralco for

Converge Seeks to Raise $725 Million in Largest Philippine IPO
YAHOO! - 2020-07-06
Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions Inc., a fast-growing Philippine provider of fixed broadband services, aims to raise as much as $725 million in a maiden share sale in October.

DILG, Napolcom placed on 7-day lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
The building housing the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Police Commission (Napolcom) at Edsa and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City will be closed for seven days

Alert status of Bulusan Volcano raised to level 1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-06
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday raised the alert status of Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon province to level 1, which signals an abnormal status, following the

Google, Facebook, and Twitter halt government data requests after new Hong Kong security law
The Verge - 2020-07-06
Google, Facebook, and Twitter are pausing the processing of data requests from the Hong Kong government as they review a new security law that went into effect on July 1st. Google put its pause into place as soon as the law took effect last Wednesday.

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