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As passenger traffic continues to rebound after a collapse in demand due to the coronavirus, airlines around the world are experimenting with different incentives to coax travelers back into the skies.

Millions Of Huawei Users Suddenly Get This New Upgrade Surprise
Forbes - 2020-06-21
Huawei received a limited blacklist reprieve last week, with the news that the Trump administration will allow engagement with U.S. firms on 5G standards. But this is as nothing compared to the tightening of U.

Germany's coronavirus reproduction rate jumps above key containment level
Reuters - 2020-06-21
The coronavirus reproduction rate in Germany jumped to 2.88 on Sunday, up from 1.79 a day earlier, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for public health said, taking infections above the level needed to contain it over the longer term.

Florida to increase inspections of businesses as coronavirus cases surge - 2020-06-21
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged increase inspections of businesses such as bars, restaurants and hair salons as the state reported more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Child advocate group hopes fathers raise sons to be gender-sensitive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-21
Save the Children Philippines, a child advocate group, hopes that Filipino fathers will raise their sons to be gender-sensitive and caring for various kinds of people. In

Unique Warship Is Still The Most Futuristic Looking Of Any Navy
Forbes - 2020-06-21
Its clean sharp lines, minimalist superstructure and absence of almost anything you normally associate with ships makes it arguably the most futuristic warship afloat. But Sweden's Visby class stealth ship is no white elephant.

MILF man hurt in clash with MNLF - 2020-06-21
A Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrilla was wounded in an alleged encounter with members of the Moro National Liberation Front in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao yesterday.

Philippines coal imports continue to rise - 2020-06-21
The Philippines continues to rely heavily on coal imports as it has consumed more imported coal than it produced last year, according to the Department of Energy.

Basilan villagers foil bomb try - 2020-06-21
Alert residents prevented an attempt by unidentified men to launch bomb attacks in Ungkaya Pukan town, Basilan on Friday, authorities reported yesterday.

2 die as tunnel collapses in Cebu - 2020-06-21
Two workers were buried alive in a tunnel that collapsed in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City yesterday morning. The remains of Ramy Cadampog, 28, and his nephew Jerwin, 17, were recovered at around 2 p.m.

MSME loans reach P457 billion in end-April - 2020-06-21
Loans extended by Philippine banks to micro, small and medium enterprises reached P457 billion as of end-April as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas urges financial institutions to lend more to the sector.

DTI starts probe on imported GI sheets - 2020-06-21
The Department of Trade and Industry has started a preliminary probe on the possible imposition of safeguard measures on imports of galvanized iron sheets, pre-painted GI and pre-painted aluminum zinc and aluminum zinc sheets,

ERC to transition to online transactions by July - 2020-06-21
The Energy Regulatory Commission is looking to transition to online transactions by mid-July, forced by the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic.

OFWs urged to venture into agriculture - 2020-06-21
The Department of Agriculture is urging overseas Filipino workers to jumpstart any agriculture and fishery ventures should they decide to return home amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

BSP to keep policy rates steady this week - 2020-06-21
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas may keep rates steady in a meeting this week, but is likely to further loosen policy this year as the growth outlook remains dismal, according to London-based Capital Economics.

DOF warns public against investment scams - 2020-06-21
The Department of Finance has once again warned the public against schemes that are using the name of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to promote bogus cryptocurrency investment platforms.

POGOs closing down due to pandemic - 2020-06-21
Five Philippine offshore gaming operators and at least 10 of their local service providers have closed down in recent weeks as a result of the difficult business environment brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak,

Another illegal Chinese COVID clinic raided - 2020-06-21
Another illegal establishment allegedly operating as a medical facility and catering to Chinese patients believed to be infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 was raided in Parañaque City on Saturday.

No plan to revise CARS program, says DTI - 2020-06-21
The volume of vehicles required to be produced under the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy program will remain for now, even as it is unlikely for automotive firms to meet the CARS target given the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak,

Philippine economy seen contracting by 10% in Q2 - 2020-06-21
Deutsche Bank expects the Philippine economy to contract by a sharp 10 percent in the second quarter due to the business shutdowns when Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine on March 16 to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak.

7 Chinese fugitives deported - 2020-06-21
The Bureau of Immigration has deported seven Chinese fugitives for allegedly engaging in online gaming and other illegal activities in the country.

3 nabbed for P8 million shabu, guns - 2020-06-21
More than P8 million worth of illegal drugs, firearms and explosives were confiscated by anti-narcotics agents from three suspects in Quezon City yesterday.

P6.3 million marijuana seized in CAR - 2020-06-21
At least P6.3 million worth of marijuana bricks were seized from three persons who attempted to slip through a checkpoint in Bontoc, Mountain Province on Saturday night.

Kagawad, SK chairman shot dead - 2020-06-21
A village councilman and a Sangguniang Kabataan chairman were killed by unidentified assailants in Tubungan, Iloilo on Saturday.

DENR, NBI seize P3.2 million agarwood - 2020-06-21
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources along with agents of the National Bureau of Investigation have confiscated about 20 kilos of agarwood valued at P3.2 million in Pasig City and Cainta,

3 die in Ilocos mishap - 2020-06-21
Three persons died in a smashup involving a motorcycle, a tricycle and a truck in Santa, Ilocos Sur on Saturday.

Who are these Robinhood traders? - 2020-06-21
The evolution of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 into a pandemic has resulted in many unprecedented developments for the global economy and the stock market. Among the unique phenomena that occurred during this pandemic is the rise of millions of Robinhood traders in the US.

Remains of 50 OFWs in Saudi Arabia who died from COVID-19 to be buried there -- DOLE
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-21
The bodies of the 50 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who died due to COVID-19 will be buried there, the Department of Labor and Employment says.

Another Cebu mayor tests positive for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-21
Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura tests positive for COVID-19, becoming the second mayor from Cebu province infected by the disease.

The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes
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Lawmakers call for review, 'crackdown' on fake PWDs
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-21
Two party-list representatives are calling on several government offices to look into the alleged abuse of an act providing for discounts for persons with disabilities (PWDs).

China bans some US chicken, shuts Pepsi plant to fight virus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-21
China banned imports from a top US poultry producer and ordered a Beijing Pepsi factory to close Sunday as authorities clamped down on food production and distribution amid a new

More than ?22.7-M worth of shabu seized in PNP anti-drug operations
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-21
Over ?22.7 million worth of shabu was seized by authorities from June 15 to June 20, according to the Philippine National Police.

You can now use Snapchat's augmented reality camera to identify dog breeds and plant species
Business Insider - 2020-06-21
Users can now use Snapchat's Scan feature for identifying dog breeds, plant species, and nutrition information for food.

The Model S is the oldest Tesla vehicle still in production -- but with a new range upgrade. Here's why it might still be the best.
Business Insider - 2020-06-21
As the Model 3 and Model Y assume the bulk of Tesla's sales, it's easy to forget about the company's amazing first real design.

LTFRB green-lights 34 routes for modern jeeps in NCR starting next week
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-21
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has approved over 30 routes for modern jeepneys in the capital region starting next week, 15 of which will be rolled out on Monday.

Duterte set to submit 13th report on special powers to Congress on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-21
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to submit his latest report on the government's efforts in fighting COVID-19 on Monday, June 22.

LTFRB green-lights 34 routes for modern jeeps in NCR starting next week
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-21
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has approved over 30 routes for modern jeepneys in the capital region starting next week, 15 of which will be rolled out on Monday.

NPA rebels torch P2.4 million worth of heavy equipment in Bukidnon quarry site
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-21
A group of young men believed to be communist rebels torched down P2.4 million worth of heavy equipment at a quarry site in a barangay (village) in Valencia City, Bukidnon over

Parañaque launches online platform for business dealings - 2020-06-21
Parañaque City has launched several online services, with its Business Permits and Licensing Office taking the lead in the use of an online appointment system and application process for business-related transactions.

UV Express, jeepneys to resume operations before end-June -- LTFRB
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-21
Commuters can expect more transport options in the coming weeks, with UV Express and jeepneys allowed back on the roads before the end of the month.

US urges PH to shun Chinese 5G network
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-21
As governments around the world reevaluate adoption of 5G networks being rolled out by Chinese tech giants due to security issues, the United States is enjoining its allies,

Palace: Remains of 50 OFWs who died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia will not be brought home
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-21
The remains of 50  overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saudi Arabia will not be brought back to the Philippines and will

Coronavirus cases now at 30,052 with 653 new cases -- DOH - 2020-06-21
A survey by the Social Weather Stations released over the week also found that a staggering 83% of Filipinos felt that the quality of their lives got worse in the past 12 months. Past surveys of ...

Coronavirus cases now at 30,052 with 653 new cases -- DOH - 2020-06-21
A survey by the Social Weather Stations released over the week also found that a staggering 83% of Filipinos felt that the quality of their lives got worse in the past 12 months. Past surveys of ...

Wirecard CEO quits as search for missing billions hits dead end in Asia
Reuters - 2020-06-21
Wirecard's chief executive quit on Friday as the German payments firm's search for $2.1 billion of missing cash hit a dead end in the Philippines and it scrambled to secure a financial lifeline from its banks.

Wirecard's missing money didn't enter Philippine financial system, central bank says
Reuters - 2020-06-21
"The initial report is that no money entered the Philippines ... and that they had no business relationship with the German firm, Diokno said. BPI, however, told Reuters on Saturday that it ...

SoftBank's Son faces investors, China-EU summit, Korean War at 70
NIKKEI - 2020-06-21
Can SoftBank Group chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son maintain investor confidence after posting a historic $18 billion loss from his bold Vision Fund bets, while boosting pay for the head of the fund? He will find out when he faces shareholders -- most of them virtually -- at SoftBank's 40th annual meeting.

Spain opens border to UK tourists; Trump wants less testing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-21
Spain reopened its borders to British tourists on Sunday in a bid to kickstart its economy while Brazil and South Africa struggled with rising levels of coronavirus infections. At a

Basilan villagers alert Army to IEDs along roadside - 2020-06-21
"Truly, the participation of the populace is very vital in our efforts against the local terrorist group and other lawless elements," Brig. Gen. Reyeg said.

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