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After merger, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees
TechCrunch - 2020-06-16
Mobile executive encouraged laid off staff to reapply for new roles at the company, according to leaked audio.

Cardioprotective Meds Underutilized in Patients With Cancer History
Medscape - 2020-06-16
Statin and antiplatelet use was especially suboptimal, despite patients having comparable CVD and risk factors to those without previous cancer.

Microsoft employees would rather work from physical offices than work remotely, CEO Satya Nadella says
Business Insider - 2020-06-16
Microsoft employees, CEO Satya Nadella said, would rather work in dedicated workspaces in physical offices with good network connectivity.

India says 3 soldiers killed in standoff with Chinese troops
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
A confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops along the nations' disputed Himalayan border left at least three Indian soldiers dead in a region where thousands of

Returnees bring COVID to Eastern Visayas, Lanao
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
The new coronavirus disease 2019 cases recorded in Eastern Visayas are locally stranded individuals (LSIs), National Task Force on COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. has confirmed.

Toyota targets more Wigo sales
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. is targeting to sell more than 11,000 units of the Wigo hatchback this year as it positions the vehicle model as the best option for individuals looking for an affordable car to address their mobility needs amid limited public transportation allowed by the government.

3 drug suspects slain in Batangas
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Three suspected drug pushers were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Calaca, Batangas on Monday.

Rizal mayor survives ambush
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Mayor Raul Palino of Teresa, Rizal was unhurt in an ambush on Monday. Palino and his security escort Ruel Santos, 44, were in a Toyota Hiace driven by Joel Baladia, 38, when they were waylaid along E.

Suntrust, Westside ink supplemental agreement
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Suntrust Home Developers Inc. and Andrew Tan-led Westside City Resorts World Inc. have entered into a supplemental agreement in relation to their planned casino project in Parañaque.

Espenido reassigned to Eastern Visayas
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
After months of being on floating status, controversial police official Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido has been reassigned to the Eastern Visayas police.

With P75-billion yen loans, recovery tied to infrastructure
BusinessMirror - 2020-06-16
By VG Cabuag & Butch Fernandez Traditional business-process outsourcing firms (BPO) drove demand for office space in key Philippine cities, which rose by a third in January to May, according to ...

Manila allows dine-in services
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
The Manila city government on Monday allowed the opening of restaurants but only at 30 percent capacity. Mayor Isko Moreno called on restaurants to start offering dine-in services provided they comply with minimum health protocols to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

DOH warns vs dengue outbreaks
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
The Department of Health yesterday appealed to the public to be vigilant to avoid contracting the mosquito-borne disease dengue.

Zoom is now worth more than nearly 85% of the S&P 500 stocks
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
Zoom Video Communications has arguably been the biggest beneficiary of the remote work and virtual home schooling reality that many Americans now live in as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pasig axes 6 traffic officers
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
The Pasig City government has dismissed six officers of the Traffic and Parking Management Office, a unit whose "notoriety" for corruption is subject to a still-ongoing crackdown, Mayor Vico Sotto said Monday night.

Junk the Anti-Terror Bill
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
I know that at this point it almost seems like a foregone conclusion, but I am still holding onto hope that the President might yet veto the controversial Anti-Terror Bill awaiting his signature.

Malabon sitio on lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Malabon Mayor Antolin Oreta III put on "special concern lockdown" Sitio 6 in Barangay Catmon starting today until June 21 due to the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 in the area.

Ecozone investments drop 32% in 5 months
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Investments approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority declined 32 percent in the January to May period from a year ago due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Share prices soar anew on renewed investor optimism
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
The stock market finished strong again yesterday as the government allowed more businesses to open even as many parts of the country remain under general community quarantine.

Muntinlupa eases curfew
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Muntinlupa has eased its 24-hour curfew to eight-hours as the general community quarantine in Metro Manila is extended until the end of the month.

SSS offers loan assistance for COVID
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Members of the state-run Social Security System may now avail of calamity loans from the state fund to help them cope with the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippines taps JICA for P75 billion infrastructure loans
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
The Philippines and Japan yesterday signed two loan agreements worth P75.5 billion for the construction of two big-ticket infrastructure projects in Visayas and Mindanao.

Transportation for the masses
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Philstar.com posted a Tweet last week about Manolito Palacio who drives his wife from Bagong Silang, Caloocan City all the way to Fairview, Quezon City using a wheel chair attached to a bicycle. Due to lack of public transport,

22 Leyte health workers test positive for coronavirus
Rappler - 2020-06-16
The Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) Magsaysay branch and the main hospital in Calabawan, Tacloban City, announced a temporary closure of their emergency rooms on Tuesday, June 16, after 18 frontline health workers tested positive for the coronavirus.

Restaurant owners thankful as dine-in services resume despite limited capacity under GCQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 16) - Restaurant owners expressed their gratitude to the government for allowing them to reopen their dine-in services, even in a limited 30 percent capacity ...

Manila, Muntinlupa shorten curfew hours
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
The cities of Manila and Muntinlupa on Tuesday announced relaxing their curfew. Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said the new curfew hours in the city is now from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The schedule formerly ran from 8 p.

Two areas in Taguig to be placed under ECQ until July 1 due to surge of COVID-19 cases
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
The Taguig City government ordered a lockdown on Purok 5 and Purok 6 of Lower Bicutan beginning Wednesday 6 p.m. until next month due to a

Stocks rally on Wall Street, worldwide with hope for economy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
Stocks are rallying worldwide on Tuesday, and Wall Street is heading for its third straight gain after U.S. retail sales rebounded last month by much more than economists were

PhilHealth wants delayed implementation of Universal Healthcare Law over low collections
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation on Tuesday recommended to Congress a "general delay" in the implementation of the Universal Healthcare Law due to the low collection of contributions. PhilHealth President and CEO Ricardo Morales told lawmakers that the agency has not received significant payments from contributors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can now pay thousands of dollars to talk to celebrities for 10 minutes. Thanks, Cameo
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
Cameo, a startup that lets you pay celebrities for personal video messages, now lets users book a 10-minute Zoom call with, let's say, well-known people. The costliest are former football star Brett Favre for $5,

5 suspects fall in drug busts in 3 Bicol provinces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
LEGAZPI CITY--Separate anti-drug operations in at least three provinces in the Bicol region led to the arrest of five suspects and seizure of more than P100,000 worth of shabu, or crystal meth. In

First drug proves able to improve survival from COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
Researchers in England said they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely

Payment of premium to secure OEC not required, says Philhealth
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) clarified Tuesday it has not implemented the requirement for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to pay their premiums before

Fear and impatience as Santorini awaits return of mass tourism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
Spectacular sunsets over its ancient volcanic crater make the Greek island of Santorini a magnet for tourists.

As economy slumps, Philippines lets eateries reopen to recoup job losses
Reuters - 2020-06-16
The Philippines is getting back to business after one of the world's strictest coronavirus lockdowns spanning nearly three months, allowing restaurants to reopen this week for dine-in customers in an effort to keep people in work.

US retail sales likely recovered partly from record plunge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
U.S. retail sales likely recovered somewhat in May as the economy increasingly reopened from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus and more shoppers felt confident enough to spend. The

Reds burn road-building equipment hours after PNP chief lauds success in counterinsurgency drive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
Communist rebels struck hours after the national police chief lauded regional police for success in the counterinsurgency program, setting fire to three construction equipment being

DA denies allegations of "overpriced" fertilizer to aid farmers amid pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
The Department of Agriculture denies anomalies related to its fertilizer supply contract under its COVID-19 response program, as fears arise for another fertilizer scam.

Citing tremendous losses, Zamboanga businesses plead for MGCQ in city
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
"Let's focus on the economy. The small, medium and micro enterprise sector is really crying for help. Another extension would make it very difficult for them to bounce back," businessman Pedro Rufo Soliven said.

Zambo City gov't wary on repatriation of thousands of Sabah evacuees
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
The Zamboanga City government is raising concerns on its capacity to let in thousands of Filipino evacuees from Sabah, Malaysia, and is asking the national government for

LTFRB eyes around 100 jeepney routes once Metro Manila GCQ is lifted
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 16) -- Transport authorities have identified around 100 jeepney routes that will open once Metro Manila's general community quarantine is lifted. Land ...

Quezon City expands protection programs as cases of local violence among women breaches 300
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Abuse doesn't choose a time. It can happen any time. So we want to extend services that will attend to women anytime they need, especially if they are in immediate danger," she added.

Philippines inks P75-B Japan loan for Visayas, Mindanao projects
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
The Philippines sealed two loan agreements cumulatively worth P75.5 billion with Japan to help foot the bill for infrastructure projects in Visayas and Mindanao as the Duterte government banks on its "Build,

Lawmakers oppose proposal to delay universal health care law implementation
Rappler - 2020-06-16
Senator Risa Hontiveros tells PhilHealth the coronavirus pandemic is the 'litmus test' for the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act

Play a lottery with a EUR130m jackpot from anywhere in the world
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
American lotteries, known for their enormous jackpot prizes, are usually the biggest in the world. The Mega Millions jackpot was not won for 33 successive draws until a single lucky ticket won the

Subdivision guards have no authority to take visitors' licenses -- PNP
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
It also cited an administrative order from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, saying that associations are "not authorized under traffic laws to take custody, even on a temporary basis, the license issued by the LTO.

PEZA eyes 71 new ecozones, wants investment perks untouched by CREATE bill
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority is asking for a ?100-billion stimulus package to set up ecozones in every region, but wants to keep the incentives offered to exporters intact despite moves to revamp the tax scheme.

Philippines Reports 364 New Coronavirus Cases, Five New Deaths
New York Times - 2020-06-16
MANILA -- The Philippines' health ministry reported 364 new coronavirus infections and five more deaths on Tuesday, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 26,781 and fatalities to 1,103.

COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos top 6,000
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases among overseas Filipinos breached the 6,000-mark after 455 confirmed cases were recently reported, the Department of Foreign

Philippines reports 364 new coronavirus cases, five new deaths
Reuters - 2020-06-16
The Philippines' health ministry reported 364 new coronavirus infections and five more deaths on Tuesday, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 26,781 and fatalities to 1,103.

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