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Hataman seeks investigation into warrantless arrest of 2 Muslim traders in Manila
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Hataman confirmed that officers made the warrantless arrest did not present identification, were not in uniform, did not have a search warrant, did not coordinate with the barangay officials, and did not have clearance from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Ex-MMDA chair: Do not focus on bike lanes, improve public transpo instead
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
Despite plans to build bicycle lanes all over Metro Manila to improve mobility, Marikina representative and former MMDA chairman Bayani Fernando says he is against its implementation, noting that EDSA and other major roads will only be more congested without an efficient public transportation in place.

SSS opens COVID-19 Calamity Loan Assistance Program
BusinessMirror - 2020-06-16
The CEO of a cosmetic company issued an apology Sunday after she and her husband confronted James Juanillo, who is Filipino, and threatened to call police because he stenciled "Black Lives Matter ...

Immigration bureau perpetually bans Spanish national from reentering PH over Makati incident
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 16) -- The Bureau of Immigration has perpetually banned Spanish national Javier Salvador Parra from reentering the country on the ground of undesirability.

Quo warranto petitions vs. Koko Pimentel junked
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
The Senate Electoral Tribunal has dismissed the quo warranto petitions seeking to declare Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III ineligible for the post of lawmaker for the term 2019 to 2025.

Commentary: PPPs eyed for a win-win pandemic recovery
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
On their final piece, commentators suggest outlets for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in select industries.

Health for Juan & Juana: Innovation and collaboration in times of pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- In its fourth year, the Health for Juan and Juana Forum put a spotlight on innovation and collaboration as the way forward in addressing urgent health challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. Themed "The Innovation Imperative," it ...

Health for Juan & Juana: Innovation and collaboration in times of pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- In its fourth year, the Health for Juan and Juana Forum put a spotlight on innovation and collaboration as the way forward in addressing urgent health challenges like the ...

2 billion people use Unilever products. By 2030 they'll be biodegradable
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
Unilever plans to make all 70,000 of its products biodegradable over the next decade and disclose the amount of carbon used to produce them as part of sweeping new commitments to tackle the climate crisis.

Tesla says Model S is the first EV to get 400 miles on a single charge
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
Tesla says its Model S Long Range Plus is the first electric vehicle to achieve over 400 miles of EPA-rated range.

Hillary Clinton says Ressa convicted for doing her job
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
Former U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced out her support for veteran journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa following the

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after Fed ups bond buys
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by fresh moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to support markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225

Food, meal time & coffee to stay warm with Azkals
philstar.com - 2020-06-16
Philstar.com will be publishing a series of articles on the build-up to the 10th Anniversary of the historic 2010 Suzuki Cup. MANILA, Philippines - In our other article in our retrospective for ...

Singapore economy may shrink 5.8% this year--survey
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
Singapore's economy will shrink by 11.8 percent in the second quarter year on year, a quarterly survey of 23 economists and analysts polled by the Monetary Authority of

Gov't to help produce more LISA robots to assist COVID-19 patients
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
President Rodrigo Duterte's latest report bares that the Department of Science and Technology will help in the production of robots developed by the University of Santo Tomas to allow frontliners to accommodate more COVID-19 patients without physical contact.

DepEd says learners without access to technology can enroll through drop box system
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-16
DepEd says it will introduce starting today the drop box enrollment system intended for parents or guardians struggling to enroll their children online or through phone call and text messaging.

Tuesday weather forecast: Cloudy skies, rain showers nationwide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-16
Warm, humid conditions are expected in the morning. Pagasa weather specialist Ariel Rojas warned of possible severe thunderstorms in Mindanao. "May mga okasyon po na intense o severe and ...

Rappler case highlights decline of press freedoms globally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-15
The conviction of Maria Ressa and a former Rappler reporter for libel is a blow to press freedom and comes as media watchdogs track declines in press freedoms and democratic institutions

Stocks erase an early loss after Fed widens bond purchases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-15
Wall Street rallied back from a sharp, early slump on Monday to notch modest gains after the Federal Reserve unveiled its latest push to prop up the economy. The

COVID-19 cases sa 'Pinas 26,420 na habang 'quarantine changes' hinihintay
philstar.com - 2020-06-15
MANILA, Philippines (Updated, 5:38 p.m.) -- More than 26,000 people in the Philippines have been sickened by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as President Rodrigo Duterte is set to decide on ...

Philippine Grocer Soars on Trading Debut, Defying Market Slump
YAHOO! - 2020-06-15
Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need.MerryMart Consumer Corp., a Philippine grocer that went public amid the pandemic, sold like hotcakes on its first trading day.

DOST to conduct trial on melatonin as supplementary treatment for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-15
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) will work with the Manila Doctors Hospital to conduct a four-month trial to find out whether administering high doses of melatonin will lessen the need for intubation or ventilation support of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

50,105 OFWs sent home since mid-May
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-15
More than 50,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from various countries have been sent home since mid-May following their repatriation to the country, presidential

Treasury awards P 20B in T-bills as bids hit P 82B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-15
The Bureau of the Treasury on Monday awarded all P20 billion in bills it offered amid a market awash with liquidity despite lingering uncertainty on the upcoming quarantine setup for Metro Manila and

People are reporting T-Mobile and other phone carriers are experiencing outages in the US
Business Insider - 2020-06-15
Wireless carriers throughout the US are experiencing outages as of Monday afternoon, according to user reports.

Virus-positive prosecutor prompts court lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-15
The New Hall of Justice in Mandaluyong City and the Old Ombudsman Building on Taft Avenue, Manila, have both been placed under lockdown until June 29 to give way to disinfection and sanitation

Food prices going down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-15
Prices of basic agricultural commodities in Metro Manila have already declined after shooting up by as much as 45 percent during the months-long lockdown, with prices of some goods decreasing by as

Vehicle sales down 85% in May amid penny-pinching
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-15
Vehicle sales dropped nearly 85 percent in May compared to the same month last year as auto companies struggled to pitch new cars to consumers due to the pandemic. Car and truck manufacturers only

This pizza vending machine can make you a slice on the go -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-06-15
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2020 Mashable, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mashable, MashBash and Mashable House are among ...

Coronavirus Live Updates: F.D.A. Revokes Approval of Malaria Drugs Promoted by Trump
New York Times - 2020-06-15
Beijing officials are scrambling to track cases linked to a sprawling food market. The Oscars will be delayed. In New York and elsewhere, frustration is growing as people flout restrictions.

Trump touts hydroxychloroquine even as U.S. revokes emergency use status
Reuters - 2020-06-15
President Donald Trump said on Monday other countries had provided great reports on the effectiveness of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for treatment of the deadly coronavirus, complaining that only U.

U.S. Official Log Announced On Status Of Self-Driving Car Testing, Some Media Already Misreporting It, Expect More
Forbes - 2020-06-15
The U.S. federally chartered automotive safety agency NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has announced today a new online log that will be used to indicate the ongoing status of nationwide Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) public roadway efforts,

US States' Mad Scramble to Buy Ventilators on Their Own
Medscape - 2020-06-15
States have been forced to compete for the nation's stockpile of ventilators or pay top dollar on sideline deals. With quality and quantity control lacking, what happens when the pandemic's second wave hits?

Former eBay executives sent a pig fetus and porn to a couple who wrote a newsletter critical of the company, according to a DOJ investigation
Business Insider - 2020-06-15
The Department of Justice has charged six former executives and employees of eBay in connection with a coordinated cyberstalking campaign.

Jeff Bezos May Testify Before Congress For The First Time This Summer
NPR - 2020-06-15
Amazon has long resisted calls for such testimony, but a new letter to the House Judiciary Committee suggests Bezos is open to joining other tech CEOs at an antitrust hearing.

FDA OKs First Dispersible Form of Dolutegravir for Infants
Medscape - 2020-06-15
The FDA has also expanded the use of the already approved dolutegravir (Tivicay) 50-mg film-coated tablets for children with HIV who weigh 20 kg or more.

Two Black women publicly resigned from Pinterest saying they faced humiliation, retaliation and were passed over for promotion
Business Insider - 2020-06-15
The women were highly visible and respected members of Pinterest's public policy team.

Former eBay security director arrested for harassing journalist with live cockroaches
The Verge - 2020-06-15
Six former eBay employees have been charged with a bizarre stalking campaign against an e-commerce newsletter. The Department of Justice alleges that James Baugh, David Harville, Stephanie Popp, Brian Gilbert,

FDA Withdraws Emergency Use Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine
NPR - 2020-06-15
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today withdrew a special status known emergency use authorization for the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. Emergency use authorization is designed to facilitate the availability of drugs needed during public health emergencies. It allows unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved ...

Republicans urge Trump not to terminate relationship with World Health Organization
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-15
Despite alleging that the World Health Organization "enabled" the Chinese government's sweeping cover-up of the coronavirus pandemic's origins, House Republicans are urging the Trump administration to reconsider its recent decision to terminate relations with the international body,

Duterte's terror bill threatens freedom in the name of security
NIKKEI - 2020-06-15
Experts have long argued that the Philippines' existing anti-terrorism law, the 2007 Human Security Act, was too restrictive for security agencies. It required security forces to pay as much as 500,000 Philippine pesos ($10,

Partial restrictions to remain in capital as Philippines tackles virus
Reuters - 2020-06-15
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday partial restrictions would remain in place in the capital Manila for another two weeks because the threat from the new coronavirus was still present.

OVP, private partners, launch temporary housing for health workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-15
The Oasis Project, which provides temporary housing units for health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, was formally opened by the Office of the Vice President (OVP)

CAR posts spike in COVID cases
philstar.com - 2020-06-15
The provincial government of Mt. Province has intensified its watch against the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 after the cases increased in six provinces in the Cordilleras.

Centenarian receives cash gift
philstar.com - 2020-06-15
A former person under investigation for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 received cash gift for turning 100 years old on June 12.

Quake shakes Zamboanga
philstar.com - 2020-06-15
A magnitude-4.9 earthquake hit Zamboanga del Norte yesterday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Zamboanga City Jail now COVID-free
philstar.com - 2020-06-15
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology has declared the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center free from coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 after 14 of its personnel and 62 inmates recovered from the disease.

Index plunges amid renewed COVID concerns
philstar.com - 2020-06-15
Renewed worries over the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic sent the stock market spiraling down again yesterday.

Retailers see post-lockdown shift in consumer preferences
philstar.com - 2020-06-15
Euromonitor International senior research manager Camilla Butler said non- discretionary industries will weather 2020 better than the previous forecast, with coronavirus lockdown resulting in a ...

2 more cops die of COVID; 414 infected
philstar.com - 2020-06-15
Two more police officers infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 have died, bringing to seven the number of Philippine National Police members who have succumbed to COVID-19.

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