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HIV Does Not Appear to Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes
Medscape - 2020-07-02
Most reports show that the risk for death from COVID-19 is no higher in people living with HIV than in those who are not, which means that standard social-distancing measures should be sufficient.

Epstein friend accused of recruiting girls for sex arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-02
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped recruit three girls -- one as young as 14 -- to have sex with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was

One-bedroom rent prices in San Francisco plummeted last month, and it points to a trend the coronavirus pandemic only accelerated
Business Insider - 2020-07-02
Zumper found that San Francisco saw the biggest year-over-year decrease in median one-bedroom rent the site has ever recorded.

Palantir has raised more than $500 million in fresh funding as the secretive and controversial startup works toward a possible IPO
Business Insider - 2020-07-02
The highly secretive and controversial data-analytics startup made the disclosure in a regulatory filing Wednesday.

Florida again breaks daily virus case record at more than 10,000
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-02
Florida on Thursday reported a record of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, as it struggles to rein in the virus's spread, blamed in part on young people

Better Pregnancy Spacing Would Aid Those With Gestational Diabetes
Medscape - 2020-07-02
Women with gestational diabetes had shorter intervals between pregnancies than those who didn't have the condition, which may impact on outcomes, researchers say.

San Juan's Agora market to stay closed until COVID-19 test results of all vendors, workers are out -- mayor
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
The San Juan City government will wait until all the COVID-19 test results of the more than 600 vendors and workers are available before it decides when it will reopen the city's main public market.

Alibaba Cloud announces business expansion in Southeast Asia
Big News - 2020-07-02
Alibaba Cloud the cloud computing arm of China internet giant Alibaba on Thursday announced the building of its third data center

Business group appeals to banks to extend payments of Cebu City's SMEs amid ECQ reimposition
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Felix Taguiam appeals to private banks to extend the payments of small and medium enterprises in Cebu City following the re-imposition of enhanced commu

Jeff Bezos is so rich he just set a new record
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
Bezos this week surpassed his previous wealth record that he reached prior to his divorce from his ex-wife MacKenzie. Last year, the couple divorced after 25 years of marriage. She received 25% of the couple's Amazon stock,

Danish robotics company creates UVD Robots to disinfect places from COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
A robotics company from Denmark utilized robots as a tool for disinfecting small and large places to kill pathogens including COVID-19. Blue Ocean Robotics introduced its UV Disinfection (UVD) Robots,

Banks lending more for COVID-19 - 2020-07-02
Banks have stepped up their lending to micro, small and medium enterprises as well as some large enterprises to help jumpstart the economy that stalled with the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine,

Globe keen on spending P60 billion this year - 2020-07-02
Globe Telecom Inc. remains keen on spending over P60 billion this year to boost connectivity nationwide despite delays in the rollout of its network due to the pandemic.

PCCI wants government t to ease restrictions on air travel - 2020-07-02
The largest business organization in the country is urging the government to heed the call of airline operators to ease international and local business travel restrictions as such would benefit even small and medium enterprises.

Converge mulls P36 billion public offer - 2020-07-02
Converge ICT Solutions, a fast growing fiber internet company, is considering to list in the stock market this year, depending on market conditions.

New NLEX Bocaue interchange opens - 2020-07-02
Tambubong Interchange in Bocaue, Bulacan opened yesterday. The new interchange, a project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and NLEX, will offer an alternative for motorists going to Sta.

Fewer MRT-3 trips due to COVID-19 - 2020-07-02
Starting next week, there would be fewer trips for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 trains as 127 workers at its depot tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, an official said yesterday.

Manila villages, Parañaque areas on lockdown - 2020-07-02
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will put 31 barangays on lockdown for 48 hours this weekend due to rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019.

108 BFP personnel COVID-positive - 2020-07-02
Data from the BFP showed that no firefighter has died from the virus while 59 or 54.6 percent have recovered. The regions with the most number of infected BFP personnel are Metro Manila with 67, including three from the BFP headquarters in Quezon City,

Rocky start for EDSA Busway operations - 2020-07-02
The second day of the interim operations of the EDSA Busway project was marred by confusion after some buses dropped off passengers at the still uncompleted bus stops yesterday.

Restarting tourism: Industrial change and travel bubbles
BusinessMirror - 2020-07-02
Secretary Romulo-Puyat shared these plans during a Learning Session on Economic Stimulus for Business Continuity and Recovery that was held this past week, which I attended as a guest speaker.

Lufthansa shelves $40 million expansion - 2020-07-02
Lufthansa Technik Philippines has suspended the construction of its $40-million hangar expansion in Pasay City to preserve cash in order to maintain its existing workforce.

8 more airports resume operations - 2020-07-02
Eight more airports in the country have been given clearances to operate commercial flights after concerned local government units granted the request of airlines to resume commercial operations.

No funds for economic stimulus bills -- NEDA - 2020-07-02
The executive branch yesterday stood its ground that the economic stimulus packages proposed by Congress - including the P1.3-trillion ARISE Philippines bill - cannot be funded in the absence of new revenue sources.

Government secures $7.76 billion foreign loans, grants for COVID measures - 2020-07-02
The government has so far secured $7.76 billion in loans and grants from foreign lenders to finance measures that address the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance said.

AC Energy issues $60 million green bonds - 2020-07-02
AC Energy Inc. has topped up its senior green bonds with a fresh issuance of $60 million via private placement to fund renewable energy expansion in the region.

DOH deploys more health workers to Cebu City - 2020-07-02
More health workers will be deployed to Cebu City, which remains under enhanced community quarantine amid increasing coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.

4 BIFF bandits killed in Maguindanao - 2020-07-02
Four alleged members of the Dawlah Islamiya or Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were killed in a shootout with police officers in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao on Wednesday.

Quezon City to enforce strict quarantine - 2020-07-02
Local officials in Quezon City thought it was permissible for residents to engage in social and sporting activities under the general community quarantine, prompting the city government to nudge barangay leaders to enforce strict quarantine rules,

San Juan to rehabilitate Agora market - 2020-07-02
The San Juan City government will rehabilitate the Agora public market, which was shut down on Wednesday after a vendor tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday.

4 dead in Davao Norte banana plantation attack - 2020-07-02
Four people were killed in a gunfight when unidentified men attacked a banana plantation in Barangay Mabuhay, Carmen, Davao del Norte yesterday.

Mindoro allots land for returning residents - 2020-07-02
The municipal government of Bongabong in Oriental Mindoro is allotting a 14-hectare land for a housing project for beneficiaries of the Balik Probinsya program.

45 more cops infected - 2020-07-02
Forty-five more personnel of the Philippine National Police have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, bringing the number of infections in the police force to 754.

More PNP personnel get COVID-19, total infection rises to 801
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-02
The number of Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel infected with the latest coronavirus strain has risen to 801 as of Thursday evening. The latest tally that was

DOTr to buy 2,000 chairs for NAIA Terminal 3 to ease woes of stranded persons
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-02
After President Rodrigo Duterte raised concern about the condition of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) during his latest

Food culture guide uses 'walking tour' break to update knowledge on heritage, tourism - 2020-07-02
Since the enhanced community quarantine was implemented in Luzon last March 17, food and culture guide Ivan Man Dy had to defer walking tours.

UP expert sees case clustering as infections rise
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
An expert from the University of the Philippines College of Public Health said COVID-19 cases are clustering among certain groups as infections continue to rise. Kim Co, professor from the UP College of Public Health-Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

PH only imports products unavailable in the country, Agri chief assures
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
As the country gears up to ensure its food security amid the pandemic, Agriculture Secretary William Dar assured that import clearances are only granted to products not available in the local market.

Govt. revenues down 16% in H1 2020 amid economic slump, DOF says
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
DOF reports 16 percent decline in government revenue collections in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict business operations.

Jeff Bezos is richer than ever
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
The economy might be a shambles, but Jeff Bezos' wallet couldn't tell. He's now worth nearly $172 billion, a new record for the world's richest person, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

Smuggling main concern in fight vs. new swine flu from China, says agri chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 2) -- The smuggling of pork and pork products is the country's biggest concern as it buckles up against the new swine flu from China, the Department of ...

Almost 150,000 Manila residents tested for COVID-19 -- Moreno - 2020-07-02
The Manila city government on Thursday said 135,048 of its residents have been tested for novel coronavirus using rapid antibody test kits.

DTI suggests adjusting business operating capacity ahead of MGCQ declaration
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
The Trade Department says adjusting maximum operating capacity allowed for businesses may be considered in case the current community quarantine level of areas like Metro Manila, the country's main economic hub,

Lego pauses social media ad spending
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-02
Lego is halting all paid advertising on social media for a month to boycott social networking giants over their handling of hateful content.

Over 70% of PEZA firms enjoying tax perks back to business - 2020-07-02
With quarantine controls eased, companies in the country's biggest economic zone operator have started restarting business.

PH reputation unharmed by Wirecard scandal - BSP
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
The reputation of and market confidence in Philippine banks are seen intact, the central bank chief says, even as two big institutions are being tagged in the $2.1-billion Wirecard financial scandal.

DOH: Fewer new COVID-19 cases due to change in data extraction time
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) attributed the fewer new COVID-19 infections reported on Thursday to a "temporary" change in its data processing. After the Philippines

An unusual barter in Isabela town--vegetables for smiles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-07-02
The cost of vegetables here, grown by firefighters, is hiding behind masks--smiles. Firefighters in this town have been giving away vegetables, for free, to villagers

Eight gunshot wounds found in one of the slain soldiers in Sulu incident
CNN Philippines - 2020-07-02
One of soldiers fatally shot by policemen in Jolo, Sulu suffered eight gunshot wounds, according to initial results of an autopsy conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation.

4 Dawlah Islamiya members killed in Maguindanao shootout with police - 2020-07-02
A police team killed Wednesday in a brief shootout in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao four Dawlah Islamiya members out on a bombing mission.

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