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POLL-Philippine cbank to pause rate cuts but Q3 easing on the cards
Nasdaq - 2020-06-23
The Philippine central bank is likely to pause on Thursday to assess the economic impact of its interest rate cuts, before making a decision on whether to ease policy further to cushion the blow of the new coronavirus,

SC dismisses quo warranto case vs. ABS-CBN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed on the ground of mootness the quo warranto case filed against ABS-CBN, SC Public Information Chief Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka said

Zamboanga Peninsula prepares for arrival of 5,000 deported from Malaysia
philstar.com - 2020-06-23
"We have made some schemes for the arrival and where to billet all these arriving repatriates from Malaysia," DOH-9's Brillantes said.

Pandemic spending fails to impress in May
philstar.com - 2020-06-23
The government's budget deficit was nearly at 35% of revised limits as of May, yet the gap is not widened by more spending, but rather dwindling revenues.

PH financial markets strong amid COVID-19 pandemic - Diokno
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-23
The local financial system remains resilient despite the coronavirus crisis, the central bank chief says, as he acknowledges that economies are grappling with the

Car drivers warned: Don't use, park on bike lanes
philstar.com - 2020-06-23
The keyword here is respect. Just like drivers of trucks, buses and private vehicles, bicycle riders also have the right to use the roads especially if they are already allowed to go through bicycle lanes that have already been designated by the Local Government Units,

PH may start Avigan clinical trial by July
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-23
The Department of Health on Tuesday is eyeing to test the Japanese anti-flu drug Avigan next month to determine its effectiveness in treating COVID-19 patients.

5,300 Filipinos stranded in Sabah to be sent home starting June 30 -- Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-23
About 5,300 Filipino immigrants stranded in Sabah will be repatriated starting the end of the month, Malacañang announced Tuesday. According to Presidential Spokesperson

Lanao del Sur has 12 new COVID-19 cases; Basilan has 6
philstar.com - 2020-06-23
The provincial government of Lanao del Sur has 12 more local COVID-19 cases, raising to 69 the number of residents infected with the coronavirus since April.

Billions spent on ads encouraging minority youth to drink sugar-laden beverages despite health consequences
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-23
People of color are dying from Covid-19 in America in shocking numbers, victims to a disease that attacks those in poor health the hardest.

DepEd warns public against outdated, unaccredited learning materials
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-23
The Department of Education warns against the spread of unauthorized and outdated learning materials bearing the logo of the agency.

36th Asean Summit to be held online
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-23
The 36th Asean Summit will be held online on June 26, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry has said. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc will preside over the opening, plenary and special

DFA: Over 51,000 overseas Filipinos return home amid COVID-19 pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Over 51,000 overseas -based Filipinos have been brought home amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Department of Foreign

Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is now among the world's 10 wealthiest people
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-23
Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is now among the world's top 10 wealthiest people. Ambani is the chairman and chief executive of one of India's most valuable companies, Reliance Industries. His net worth recently surged to $64.

Hontiveros wants to delay tax on online vendors as BIR mulls extending registration
philstar.com - 2020-06-23
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday filed a resolution urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue to suspend the implementation of a tax memo on online sellers until the end of 2020.

Got these brands in your closet? You've hit a resale goldmine
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-23
Pandemic-triggered quarantine has many people cleaning out their closets and considering reselling clothes that they no longer need. If you're looking to make some cash on clothing resale platforms, check your closet for brands that have the best resale value.

Tech companies slam Trump's executive order restricting work visas
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-23
Silicon Valley is pushing back against President Donald Trump's latest immigration curbs, affecting visa programs that its biggest companies use to bring in thousands of skilled foreign workers.

Asian shares advance, tracking Wall Street tech rally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-23
Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, recovering from some early losses as regional markets tracked a late rally on Wall Street led by technology shares. Japan's

PH Consulate General in Jeddah suspends ops until July 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-23
The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah has suspended all of its operations starting Tuesday until July 2 after personnel and two of its former wards tested positive for

Security Bank sets P5B bond offer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-23
Lender Security Bank launched on Tuesday a new P5 billion local bond offering, locking in longer term funding now that local interest rates have significantly gone down. The bonds will have a

Anti-terrorism bill now under review by legal team, says Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-23
The controversial anti-terrorism bill is now being reviewed by his legal team, said President Rodrigo Duterte.

Army lieutenant killed, 9 soldiers wounded in encounter with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu
philstar.com - 2020-06-23
The slain officer -- 1Lt. Ryan Lou Retener -- belonged to the 32nd Infantry Battalion, one of several units in Sulu trying to clear the island province from Abu Sayyaf terrorists.

Wirecard's Missing Money Didn't Enter Philippine Financial System, Central Bank Says
U.S. News & World Report - 2020-06-23
The Philippine central bank said on Sunday that none of the missing $2.1 billion of scandal-hit German firm Wirecard had entered the local financial system. In a statement, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said Philippine BDO Unibank and Bank of the Philippine Islands,

Roque defends lockdown, says 100,000 lives saved
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-23
Roque also cited a Social Weather Stations survey that showed 84 percent of Filipinos believed the strict stay-at-home orders were worth it. "So the people have spoken, and the lockdown we ...

Wirecard says missing $2 billion never existed. Its stock is down 85% in 3 days
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-22
Scandal-plagued Wirecard has acknowledged that $2.1 billion its auditors were unable to locate probably never existed, deepening a crisis at the German digital payments company.

Here's everything you need to know about iOS 14
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-22
Apple says new software features will be available this fall for iPhone 6s models and later. The developer preview of iOS 14 will be available starting Monday.

Stocks end with solid gains after shaking off a choppy start
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
A rally in technology companies helped stocks overcome a shaky start Monday, extending Wall Street's solid gains from last week. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% after initially

Apple is overhauling the iPhone homescreen and upgrading AirPods
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-22
Apple unveils new ways to discover and organize apps, confirmed a significant change under the hood of Mac computers, and announced a new feature that will let users unlock their cars with their smartphones.

Trump extends limits on some work visas through 2020
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-22
(CNN) -- The Trump administration is introducing a series of new restrictions on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States, marking the latest effort to bar the entry ...

Apple's newest iPhone feature aims to replace the car key
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-22
Apple wants the iPhone to replace your car keys. On Monday, the tech company announced at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, a new feature that uses the smartphone to unlock and start a car.

Dedicated US-based doctor who died of COVID-19 wanted to retire in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
Even with a successful career as a doctor in the United States, Jessie Ariel Ferreras never forgot his Philippine roots. Whenever he could, he

T-bill rates up as market gauges next BSP move
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
The government raised P20 billion from treasury bills offered on Monday even as rates inched up across-the-board while investors awaited a decision on the monetary policy. The Bureau of the

Pandemic constricts inflow of foreign investments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
The amount of long-term equity investments entering the Philippines from abroad declined in the first quarter, punctuated by a sharp slowdown in March, which the central bank attributed to the onset

Frigid dwarf planet Pluto may have started out its life as a hothead
Reuters - 2020-06-22
Pluto, a frigid little world inhabiting the solar system's outer reaches, may have been born as a warmer place sheltering a subsurface ocean that still exists today, researchers said on Monday.

Apple Maps' new bike-route feature is off to a terrible start
Mashable - 2020-06-22
Apple Maps is getting a new bike-route feature in iOS 14, and, if Monday's WWDC presentation is any indication, it still has a long way to go. That brutal truth was communicated loud and clear when Apple Maps Product Design Director Meg Frost demoed the "dedicated cycling feature.

Metro LGUs turn to technology to better serve constituents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
In the middle of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, local government units (LGUs) are turning to technology to facilitate the delivery of essential services to their constituents. This

Cop, drug suspect dead in Parañaque shootout
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
A police officer and an alleged drug user were killed while another policeman was wounded in a shootout in Parañaque City on Sunday evening. Police Lt. Armand Melad was pronounced dead by doctors at

The executive producer leading news at Snapchat has left the company
Business Insider - 2020-06-22
Xana O'Neill was in charge of Snapchat's original news shows and its partnerships with news outlets on its Discover platform.

Chinese-Filipino group donates vehicles to MPD
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) on Monday donated 20 patrol cars to the Manila Police District (MPD) to help improve police visibility and the

QC street on special lockdown due to 6 COVID-19 cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
The Quezon City government placed a street inside a gated community on strict lockdown after it traced six active cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the area, it said on

Big outdoor brands join #StopHateForProfit campaign, boycott Facebook and Instagram ads
TechCrunch - 2020-06-22
As corporations fall over themselves to perform their mostly abrupt commitments to racial justice, a few companies are seizing the moment to call out Facebook for its own failings. A handful of the biggest names in outdoor gear have suspended ads across Facebook and Instagram for the month of July

'It's a game changer': Apple says it'll start using its own chips, which will let you run iPhone and iPad apps on your Mac
Business Insider - 2020-06-22
Apple's chip, called Apple Silicon, will make app architecture more consistent across Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

How Widespread Coronavirus Testing Helped Meatpacking Plants Halt Outbreaks
NPR - 2020-06-22
Thousands of meatpacking workers have been infected with the coronavirus. Some of their employers now are rolling out large-scale testing, and their experience may offer lessons for other businesses.

Microsoft is acquiring startup CyberX to help secure Internet of Things devices used in factories, farms, and other industrial settings
Business Insider - 2020-06-22
Microsoft announced in 2018 that it's investing $5 billion in connected devices, known as Internet of Things devices. Here's why it acquired CyberX.

Microsoft to close Mixer live streaming service, tie up with Facebook Gaming
Reuters - 2020-06-22
Microsoft Corp is closing down Mixer, its live streaming service for games, and is shifting users to Facebook Gaming, the technology giant's Xbox division said on Monday.

COVID-19: Cortisol Levels on Admission Can Help Predict Severity
Medscape - 2020-06-22
Those with COVID-19 do appear to mount a stress response to the infection, and cortisol levels on admission to hospital can help determine the prognosis, say UK researchers.

Higher Death Risk With Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gyne Cancers
Medscape - 2020-06-22
Two new studies show that minimally invasive surgery was associated with a higher mortality risk compared with open surgery among women with early-stage gynecologic cancers.

Apple announces CarKey feature, allowing drivers to wirelessly unlock their BMW with an iPhone
Business Insider - 2020-06-22
CarKey will let BMW 5 Series owners unlock and start their cars using only their phones. Apple plans to expand the feature to more makes and models.

Gov't addresses transport woes, delayed aid distribution in latest report to Congress
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-22
President Rodrigo Duterte submitted his latest report to Congress on Monday, addressing challenges in aid distribution for families and workers in need, as well as efforts being done to ease travel woes.

Gotianun: EastWest not for sale
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-22
The Gotianun group has refuted rumors that its banking arm, EastWest Bank, is on the auction block. "Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) is not in any discussion nor does it plan to, with

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