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2 cops killed, 2 wounded in shooting of police station in Sulu town - 2020-06-14
The fatalities, Police Patrolman Arjun Putalan and Police Cpl. Mudar Salamat, succumbed to multiple bullet wounds while being rushed to a hospital.

Philippines casinos catering to illicit Chinese gamblers are causing kidnappings and chaos in Manila
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-14
This is what a typical POGO -- or a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator -- looks like, according to descriptions provided to CNN by several gaming experts. Some are based in abandoned malls ...

DOJ asked to submit comments on anti-terrorism bill by June 17
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-14
The Department of Justice is expected to submit to Malacañang the results of its review on the controversial anti-terrorism bill by June 17.

Quarantine life offsets gains in drive vs plastic waste
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
The past few months have been extra frustrating for Marko Yambao, who, under normal circumstances, consciously keeps his carbon footprint low and his activities

Stranded passengers transferred to 2 schools
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
The city government of Pasay said it had now taken in around 461 stranded passengers in two quarantine facilities in the city, more than a week after they began camping out in front of the

ABS-CBN eyes tie-up with Cignal TV
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
CBN Corp. is in talks with rival Cignal TV for the latter to air some of its TV programs. The proposed tie-up with Cignal TV, controlled by the PLDT Group,

Butuan police infographic branding activists as terrorists draws flak
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
A police station in Butuan City drew flak after it put out an infographic on Saturday that pictured activists as terrorists, especially those who

Microsoft Teams now lets you upload your own photos as background images on video calls
The Verge - 2020-06-13
It might not necessarily make that early Monday morning video call more fun, but Microsoft Teams will now let users upload their own photos for custom backgrounds, the company announced in a blog post.

Startups Weekly: A Silicon Valley for everyone
TechCrunch - 2020-06-13
Many in the tech industry saw the threat of the novel coronavirus early and reacted correctly. Fewer have seemed prepared for its aftereffects, like the outflow of talented employees from very pricey office real estate in expensive and troubled cities like San Francisco.

Grameen Foundation, JP Morgan deliver coronavirus relief in Philippines - 2020-06-13
Grameen Foundation announced the launch of COVID-19 RELIEF (Response to Enhance Livelihoods of Individual Entrepreneurs and Families) in the Philippines. Supported by J.P. Morgan, the program will provide immediate relief and longer-term recovery support to 3,

DICT amends cloud-first policy - 2020-06-13
The Department of Information and Communications Technology has amended its cloud first policy to provide clearer instructions on coverage, data classification and data security.

DOT boosts digital platform to sustain online presence - 2020-06-13
The Department of Tourism is boosting its online presence with a number of digital initiatives, in line with keeping the Philippines a top-of-mind destination among its foreign and domestic markets.

Filinvest Land allots P16 billion for projects - 2020-06-13
Filinvest Land Inc., the listed property arm of the Gotianun family, is planning to spend P16 billion this year, with P7.3 billion earmarked for investment properties.

51Talk to hire 30K more English teachers - 2020-06-13
Online English education company 51Talk plans to get 30,000 more teachers this year and provide opportunities for Filipinos whose livelihoods were affected by the pandemic.

International travel likely last to recover post COVID - 2020-06-13
Without an effective vaccine against the new coronavirus disease, international travel will be the last sector of the global economy to fully recover, said London-based research firm Capital Economics.

Manila cops arrest 2 drug suspects despite attempt of kin to stop them
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
Police officers were about to arrest two drug suspects after a buy-bust operation in San Andres, Manila, when relatives of the suspects tried to stop the law

Task force health expert laments delayed COVID-19 data: DOH has 'lost focus'
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-13
Dr. Tony Leachon, Special Adviser to the National Task Force on COVID-19, expressed disappointment at the Department of Health on Saturday, as it continues to present delayed data on the country's cases.

P7.1 million shabu seized in drug stings - 2020-06-13
Shabu with an estimated street value of P7.1 million was recovered in drug stings in Bulacan, Butuan and Davao del Norte on Friday.

Digital homebuying to pick up pace post-COVID -- AboitizLand - 2020-06-13
AboitizLand is adapting to the "new normal" by employing innovative steps and offering digital-based end-to-end home buying.

RCBC deploys more POS devices in Bayad Centers - 2020-06-13
Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. is deploying more of its ATM Go service to CIS Bayad Center Inc. branches to meet the rising number of transactions following the lifting of lockdown measures.

Grab stretches grocery delivery - 2020-06-13
Everyday app Grab is expanding its on-demand grocery and essentials delivery service in Metro Manila with more partner outlets.

Seafarer is 2nd COVID-19 case in Davao del Sur town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines -- A 40-year-old seafarer who arrived from the United States mid-April and then went to his hometown last week became the second COVID-19 case in Santa Cruz,

More groups want meat imports halted - 2020-06-13
More agriculture stakeholders are urging the government to put a temporary halt on the importation of meat products to help local farmers survive.

Landbank expands agent banking - 2020-06-13
State-run Land Bank of the Philippines plans to expand its Agent Banking Program to make its services more accessible to Filipinos in unbanked and underbanked areas in the country.

Boracay rehab to be completed next year - 2020-06-13
Agency Task Force led by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has expressed optimism that the rehabilitation of Boracay will be completed by May next year.

PNP doctor who died of disinfectant inhalation buried with honors - 2020-06-13
The Philippine National Police doctor who died last month from an accidental inhalation of disinfectant was buried with funeral honors yesterday.

589 persons stranded at NAIA get help - 2020-06-13
Nearly 600 individuals who were stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport received help from the Pasay City government and the Philippine Army.

Quezon City: Local lockdowns help find new cases - 2020-06-13
The implementation of special concern lockdown in several parts of Quezon City has resulted in the detection and isolation of more coronavirus disease 2019 cases, according to the local government.

No new COVID cases in San Juan for 2 days - 2020-06-13
For two consecutive days, San Juan posted no additional coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the city, Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday.

Manila residents in standoff with cops - 2020-06-13
A standoff ensued between residents of San Andres Bukid, Manila and the police on Friday after two watchlisted suspects were arrested with illegal drugs that the family claimed had been planted.

Raps eyed vs owner of collapsed building - 2020-06-13
The Quezon City government is considering filing charges against the owner of a structure that collapsed into a creek in Barangay Del Monte on Friday.

Puerto Princesa police chief sacked - 2020-06-13
The police chief of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan has been relieved from his post amid allegations that he maltreated employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

More COVID cases in Cebu City, Luzon - 2020-06-13
Seventeen of the new cases are from the city jail. Cebu City has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since "high-risk" areas shifted to general community quarantine on June 1. A total of 167 cases were recorded on Friday,

On PDRs and media ownership - 2020-06-13
There has been a lot of interest lately in derivatives and so-called Philippine depositary receipts or PDRs, especially since companies like ABS-CBN Holdings and GMA Holdings, both publicly listed companies in the Philippines,

Amazon reportedly facing new probes in California, Washington
Mashable - 2020-06-13
State officials in California and Washington are reportedly looking into Amazon's handling of third-party sellers on a platform where the company also sells its own, competing products. Amazon faced similar scrutiny in 2019 from the European Union.

4 arrested, P16 million shabu confiscated in Caloocan - 2020-06-13
Four suspects were arrested in Tala, Caloocan with P16 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in a drug sting on Friday.

Economy or health? Duterte weighs in on quarantine levels - 2020-06-13
As the government struggles to revive the economy, President Duterte is faced with the decision to extend for another two weeks the general community quarantine or elevate it to modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other areas.

New Global Registry Investigates COVID-19 and New-Onset Diabetes
Medscape - 2020-06-13
Initial goal is to establish extent and phenotype of new-onset diabetes with COVID-19, with plans to expand to people with pre-existing diabetes who present with severe acute metabolic disturbance.

Inside Ellevest: Why $80 million and one of the most powerful women on Wall Street isn't enough to stand out in the crowded world of wealth
Business Insider - 2020-06-13
Women-focused investing startup Ellevest, cofounded by Sallie Krawcheck, is in a tricky spot against digital wealth rivals serving a wider clientele.

Local leaders in Mindanao express support for anti-terrorism bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
Local government officials here have signed a manifesto prepared by the Philippine National Police (PNP) expressing support for the anti-terrorism bill that is now awaiting the

SpaceX launched more Starlink satellites on Falcon 9, and three Planet SkySats hitched a ride
The Verge - 2020-06-13
SpaceX launched 58 new Starlink satellites on its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday morning, and three satellites from Planet tagged along for the ride. The SpaceX satellites are part of its growing Starlink constellation,

From virtual piggy banks to gamified savings, meet 7 fintechs trying to tap the $143 billion Gen Z market
Business Insider - 2020-06-13
There are 68 million Gen Zers in the US, and in the coming years they'll replace Millennials as the newest generation of workers and consumers.

PNP spox says mañanita remark did not intend to put Sinas in bad light
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac on Saturday said he did not plan to put Metro Manila police chief Major Gen. Debold Sinas in a "bad

5 who tested positive for coronavirus in Negros Or. now negative in repeat test
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
Five confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have tested negative in repeat tests, according to assistant provincial health officer Liland Estacion. These

Thousands gather for Black Lives Matter rallies in Australia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
Protests went ahead in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in far-flung parts of Australia on Saturday against the advice of government and health authorities but on a

SWS: Hunger, pay cuts factored in stress among Filipinos amid COVID-19 - 2020-06-13
according to the results of a Social Weather Stations survey released Friday. Based on a mobile phone survey conducted between May 4 to 10, the COVID-19 crisis brought "great stress" to 55% of ...

Businesses must adapt, innovate under new normal -- biz groups
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-13
Establishments must be innovative and adapt to the new normal resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in order to survive the crisis, business group leaders say.

165 inmates granted parole amid eased rules due to pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-13
From May 18 to June 3, a total of 165 inmates had been granted parole, as authorities simplified rules to decongest jails amid the coronavirus crisis.

Davao del Sur councilor arrested while having shabu session in Davao City
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-13
A municipal councilor of Kiblawan, Davao del Sur was arrested while having a shabu session in Davao City on Saturday.

Fire on French nuclear submarine extinguished after 14 hours
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-13
PARIS -- After a 14-hour battle, firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out on a French nuclear submarine during renovation work. The Defense Ministry said no one was injured, and

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