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E-Commerce Technology: Changing The Future Of Cannabis Retail For Dispensaries/Brands
Forbes - 2020-06-10
In recent months, cannabis tech companies including Jane Technologies and Enlighten have bolstered this digital boom by unveiling new tools to streamline the retail industry and help both brands and dispensaries maximize their resources.

QC cop faces administrative charges for positive result in random drug test
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
A Quezon City police officer will face administrative charges for testing positive for illegal drugs, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said

TZERO Breaks Digital Token Trading Volume Record In May. Users Are Joining Up.
Forbes - 2020-06-10
ZERO, founded to utilize distributed ledger technology for Wall Street capital markets, announced today that is had hit a new trading volume record in May. Trading growth was driven by increases in digital token trading and not by traditional stock transactions.

Just Eat Takeaway in Talks to Acquire Grubhub
New York Times - 2020-06-10
Just Eat Takeaway, a European food delivery service, said on Wednesday that it was in advanced talks to buy Grubhub, a deal that would give it The proposed deal would be an all-stock transaction, Just Eat Takeaway said in a statement.

Group renews call for resolution of graft complaint vs ex-official of NCMH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
MANILA, Philippines - An anti-corruption watchdog group urged the Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday to act on a graft complaint filed against Clarita Avila, former chief administrator of the

Cash-rich investors swarm TDF auction
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Cash-rich banks continued to swarm the liquidity absorption facilities of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as monetary authorities start to gradually withdraw extraordinary measures aimed at softening the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Family feud in the time of COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Not even a global health pandemic like the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 could stop the bitter infighting for control over a family business empire.

Agriculture deserves priority and focus
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has recently put on the table a P66-billion stimulus plan for the agricultural sector to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, while at the same time introducing needed reforms to strengthen supply links from farms to markets.

Contract killers tagged in Manila slays
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
The killings in Manila days after the National Capital Region shifted to the more lenient general community quarantine were believed to be the handiwork of contract killers who halted their activities during the enhanced community quarantine,

LPA brings rains over Visayas, Bicol
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
A low-pressure area spotted off Eastern Samar moved closer to the province yesterday, bringing rains over parts of the Visayas, Bicol and Metro Manila.

19 returning Eastern Visayas residents positive for COVID
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Nineteen coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases were recorded in Eastern Visayas yesterday, bringing the total number of infected persons in the region to 72.

Cop gunned down in Parañaque
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
A member of the National Capital Region Police Office was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in Parañaque City on Tuesday night.

Cathay to undertake $39 billion recapitalization
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Cathay Pacific will undertake a $39 billion recapitalization plan after securing a Hong Kong government-backed bailout as business operations take a beating due to the global pandemic.

Greater private sector participation in infrastructure urged
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
With public funds not enough to meet infrastructure needs, European businesses are calling on governments in Southeast Asia to create a favorable environment to encourage greater private sector participation in projects.

Villar inspects NLEX Harbor Link ahead of June 15 opening
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar inspected yesterday the Circumferential Road 3-R10 section of the North Luzon Expressway Harbor Link Segment 10, which is scheduled to open on June 15.

DOJ employees with COVID jump to 59
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Sixteen more employees of the Department of Justice tested positive yesterday for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 59 the number of DOJ personnel infected with COVID-19.

Housemaid dies while waiting for bus ride to Bicol
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Stranded worker Michelle Silvertino died while waiting for a bus ride on her way home to her family in Camarines Sur on Friday.

MVP says PLDT to rise stronger from pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
PLDT chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan said the telecommunications and digital service provider is emerging stronger from the pandemic, with the company poised to continue momentum in the first half amid the disruptions brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

DBM: P355.1B already released for COVID-19 response
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P355.1 billion for COVID-19 response to date with cash aid to vulnerable sectors eating up bulk of the funds. In a June 9 report, the DBM

Manila to hire 2,000 drivers for food delivery
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
The Manila city government yesterday entered into an agreement with Grab Philippines to provide jobs to tricycle and motorcycle drivers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.

PEZA: 12 new ecozones seen to bring in P6.4 billion investments
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
A total of 12 newly proclaimed economic zones are expected to yield over P6 billion worth of investments to the country, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority said.

Renovation of tourism enterprises gets tax perks
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
The government will grant tax incentives to various tourism enterprises for the renovation or modernization of their facilities in line with upgrading health and safety protocols, the chief of the Department of Tourism said.

The Zara retail empire is spending $3 billion on its post-pandemic future
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
Inditex, the world's biggest clothing retailer, is spending billions on its online operations and premium stores from Barcelona to Beijing despite steep losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Subsidy doubled to retire old jeepneys, but assistance still insufficient
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
From P80,000, each driver would qualify for P160,000 equity subsidy to be used to secure bank loans and pay for a modernized jeepney.

How gym workout will look like in the new normal
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
A gym workout will no longer be the same for health buffs under the so-called new normal. The Department of Trade and Industry recently said fitness outfits are allowed to reopen at half capacity in areas under modified general community quarantine.

EU wants monthly audits from Facebook, Google and Twitter on coronavirus misinformation
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
The European Union wants social media platforms to submit monthly reports on how they're handling misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic.

Villafuerte to House colleagues who oppose terror bill: Quit as committee heads, respect majority
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
A top House leader on Wednesday (June 10) called out administration-allied lawmakers, who voted against or withdrew their yes votes for the Anti-Terrorism Bill, saying they should quit their committee

No approved tuition hike yet among higher education universities -- CHED
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
The Commission on Higher Education said they have yet to approve any tuition fee increases amid the COVID-19 crisis.

59 DOJ employees test COVID-19 positive in rapid test
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
A total of 59 employees of the Department of Justice (DOJ) have tested positive of COVID-19 in the rapid test conducted among its personnel that started last Friday. Justice

Pegasus, Heartbeat, Air Force One not shutting down
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Listed realty company Jolliville Holdings Corp. denied reports the night clubs would close business due to financial strain from the pandemic.

HSBC is taking heat from all sides after backing China on Hong Kong
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
HSBC is learning just how tough it is to please both China and the West. The London-based bank is facing harsh criticism from Western government officials and investors after its top executive in Asia publicly declared the firm's support for a controversial national security law that Beijing is introducing in Hong Kong.

High COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, other provinces keep Baguio from stepping into new normal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
Until Metro Manila and neighboring provinces in northern and Central Luzon reduce their coronavirus infections, Baguio may not be ready to lift its modified general community quarantine

EU accuses China, Russia of coronavirus disinformation campaigns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
The EU on Tuesday formally accused China and Russia of mounting targeted coronavirus disinformation campaigns to undermine European democracy, in documents seen by AFP. In a paper on what it

Bigger subsidy offered to retire old jeepneys, but assistance still insufficient
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
From P80,000, each driver would qualify for P160,000 equity subsidy to be used to secure bank loans and pay for a modernized jeepney.

Scheduled visits now allowed at PNP Custodial Center, De Lima says
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
The Philippine National Police has reopened its custodial center to some visitors, detained Senator Leila de Lima says.

LPA to dump rains to Metro Cebu
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Once this happens, it will then be named "Butchoy." The state weather bureau said that for the whole month of June, the country may have one or two tropical cyclones. Based on PAGASA's 24-hour ...

LPA to dump rains to Metro Cebu
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
Once this happens, it will then be named "Butchoy." The state weather bureau said that for the whole month of June, the country may have one or two tropical cyclones. Based on PAGASA's 24-hour ...

Tourism dept. eyes forming 'bubble' to restart leisure travel
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
People may be allowed to travel freely between an area in the Philippines with a low number of COVID-19 cases and another country, which has the same status, the Department of Tourism said Wednesday.

PDEA burns P164K worth of marijuana plants in Sagada
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
MANILA, Philippines - At least 820 full-grown marijuana plants in Sagada, Mountain Province were seized and burned by the operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday

Metro Manila Council to meet this week on fate of quarantine in the region
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez says he wants a 15-day extension of the general community quarantine in his city.

ADB approves new ?25-B loan to boost 4Ps support
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
The Asian Development Bank announced on Wednesday it had approved a $500 million loan (about ?25 billion) to boost its assistance for the government's conditional cash transfer program.

Gov't sets rules for telcos to share cell towers
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
The Department of Information and Communications Technology has issued guidelines for its long-delayed plan for telco companies to use common cell sites to provide wider and better mobile network services in the country.

PH reports 740 new COVID-19 cases, records highest single-day recoveries at 159
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
Of the new cases, the DOH said 452 are "fresh" or were validated in the last three days, while 288 are "late" cases. This is the highest number of fresh cases confirmed by the DOH since it started to modify its COVID-19 reporting on May 29 to distinguish those part of the validation backlogs.

Common tower rules finally out but telcos stay 'cautious'
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
MANILA, Philippines -- A long-awaited policy meant to increase cellular sites in the Philippines and speed up telco connection has finally been released, with rules silent on a contentious proposal by a newly installed telco undersecretary to limit the players for the project.

India assures steady supply of hydroxychloroquine to PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
The government of India is assuring the Philippines that it will have a steady supply of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is used in the treatment of some COVID-19 patients. In a 25-minute phone call on Tuesday night,

COVID-19 cases in PH exceed 23,000; death toll stands at 1,027
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country exceeded 23,000 on Wednesday as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 750 new cases. The

Udenna Foundation, WorkLink, Phoenix Petroleum help Aeta honey producers during COVID-19 crisis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-10
BATAAN, Philippines - Amidst the backdrop of a government-mandated community quarantine that has resulted in a problem of logistics that haunt farmers and small businesses, Udenna Foundation with

Scientists turn to drones to protect sea turtles in Australia
philstar.com - 2020-06-10
"Trying to accurately count thousands of painted and unpainted turtles from a small boat in rough weather was difficult," the paper's lead author Andrew Dunstan said. "Using a drone is easier ...

Philippines reports 10 new coronavirus deaths, 740 additional infections
Reuters - 2020-06-10
The Philippines' health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 10 more coronavirus deaths and 740 additional infections, the highest single-day increase in cases in one week.

PLDT, Smart: Network capacity more than enough to accommodate users
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-10
The spokesperson of two major telecommunications companies in the country said their combined network is more than capable of handling customer demand amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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