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Flooding kills at least seven in central China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
Authorities said Tuesday at least seven people have died in flooding in central China, with more heavy rain forecast for the region in coming days. The strong rain began falling in

BOC seizes P24.8M smuggled cigarettes in General Santos City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
A total of 1,325 boxes of illegally imported cigarettes from Vietnam with an estimated value of over P24.8 million were seized in General Santos City, the Bureau of Customs

IC shutters pre-need firm Prime Care Kaagapay Life Plan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
The Insurance Commission (IC) has shuttered pre-need company Prime Care Kaagapay Life Plan Inc. for lacking enough capital to operate. In a June 8 notice to the public, Insurance Commissioner Dennis

Gov't eyes tapping jeepney drivers for delivery service
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
The government says it is exploring another possible means of livelihood for jeepney drivers, as they remain prohibited to ply their routes under Metro Manila's general community quarantine protocols.

Philippines set to fix airstrip on South China Sea island
NIKKEI - 2020-06-09
MANILA -- Philippines on Tuesday said it completed the construction of a beaching ramp on Thitu Island in the South China Sea, allowing it to proceed with runway repairs. The development bolsters Manila's maritime defense position amid ramped-up efforts by Beijing to assert its expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea. The Department ...

Task force allows Independence Day rites in Luneta, but only 10 attendees
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
The traditional Independence Day celebration will push through at the Luneta Park in Manila on June 12, but there will be limited guests due to the coronavirus crisis.

DOH scrambles to beat deadline in giving cash benefits to virus-stricken healthcare workers
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
The Department of Health is in a rush to beat the deadline in handing out cash benefits to the families of healthcare workers who succumbed to coronavirus disease as well as medical personnel who contracted severe COVID-19.

DOH reports 518 new COVID-19 cases as tally nears 23,000
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
A health expert believes there is no longer a need for Metro Manila to return to a modified ECQ, as he notes the region's

Scorching weather in most parts of China expected to linger
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
High temperatures have led to droughts in most parts of China over the past few days and are forecast to continue, according to the China Meteorological Administration and its local

France announces $16.9B in aid to aviation industry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
PARIS -- France's government announced 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) in rescue money on Tuesday for the pandemic-battered aerospace industry, including planemaker Airbus and national

Philippines reports six more coronavirus deaths, 518 infections
Reuters - 2020-06-09
The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday recorded six new coronavirus deaths and 518 additional infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 1,071 while confirmed cases have reached 22,

Virus-disrupted expansion seen to hurt telco earnings -- Fitch - 2020-06-09
Despite high demand for mobile network from people working from home, earnings of the telco duopoly are seen to end the year "relatively flat" as expansion plans to cover more subscibrers grind to halt due to quarantine restrictions,

China to soon build air, naval bases in Scarborough Shoal, Carpio warns
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
Retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Tuesday warned China may "very soon put up" air and naval bases on Scarborough Shoal. He said this is the next step in the East Asian giant's reported plan for an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the contested South China Sea.

Philippines Reports 6 More Coronavirus Deaths, 518 Infections
New York Times - 2020-06-09
The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday recorded six new coronavirus deaths and 518 additional infections. The ministry said total deaths have increased to 1,017 while confirmed cases have reached 22,

Cathay Pacific unveils $5B bailout plan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific announced a HK$39 billion ($5 billion) government-led bailout plan on Tuesday as it battles a crippling downturn caused by the coronavirus. Like many

SSS members who lost jobs can get up to P20,000 aid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
Contributing members of the Social Security System (SSS) who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic can get as much as P20,000 in cash benefit. SSS Public Affairs and

Palace: Compensation given to kin of 26 of 30 health workers who died of COVID-19 - 2020-06-09
"We will keep an eye on this. The president gave them until today (June 9) to completely deliver the benefits accorded our frontliners," Roque said at a press briefing.

Hong Kong takes stake in Cathay Pacific as part of $5 billion bailout
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
The Hong Kong government has agreed to lead a $5 billion bailout of Cathay Pacific, taking a minority stake in the city's beleagured flagship carrier.

Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport resigns after brown face photo sparks anger
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport stepped down on Monday over accusations of bias and a discriminatory culture at the Condé Nast-owned food magazine.

Senate probe on spike of fake Facebook accounts sought
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
A senator is seeking a probe into the sudden spike of bogus accounts on social media platform Facebook. Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan on Tuesday filed Senate Resolution No. 444, directing an appropriate Senate committee to conduct an inquiry into the proliferation of the fake profiles,

PH needs reliable, cheap internet heading into new normal - World Bank
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
Internet speeds must be fast and cheap or else it may hinder the revival of the Philippine economy, the World Bank says, as the 'new normal' will see more Filipinos relying on digital platforms for work,

Lawmaker pushes for the creation of e-commerce bureau to regulate online transactions
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
A member of the House of Representatives said his proposed electronic commerce (e-commerce) bill would aid in the protection of consumer and sellers who conduct business online.

Second tranche of COVID-19 cash aid may be distributed by next week
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
The long-delayed distribution of the second tranche of cash assistance to poor families may finally happen by next week, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Bureau of the Treasury sells P30B in T-bonds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
Investors continued to snap up government securities, allowing the Bureau of the Treasury to sell all P30 billion in reissued three-year T-bonds it offered on Tuesday. In a

Why is DOH reporting high number of new COVID-19 cases these past few days?
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
For the past three days, the number of 'fresh' COVID-19 cases reported daily surpassed the 300-mark, but the Health Department on Tuesday raised the possibility these are actually 'late' cases.

DOTr allows reopening of more airports to decongest NAIA
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given the go-signal to allow some airports, such as the Clark International Airport and Mactan International Airport, to resume operations amid eased quarantine rules.

Cathay Pacific unveils $5-B bailout plan - 2020-06-09
The Hong Kong government is shelling out taxpayers' money to rescue its prestigious airline badly hit by the lingering pandemic.

BSP to increase liquidity mop ups as PH financial system gradually normalizes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
The central bank will start increasing to pre-lockdown levels the volume of its weekly borrowing activities, which are meant to regulate the liquidity in the local financial system by temporarily

94% of businesses reopen under GCQ -- DTI - 2020-06-09
As soon as areas transition to a looser modified general community quarantine, all business establishments are expected to be opened at limited capacity.

Asian shares mixed after Nasdaq record as Wall St rallies on
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after the Nasdaq composite touched a fresh record as enthusiasm about reopening the economy pushed Wall Street still

QC sacks enforcer who beat up fish vendor in April - 2020-06-09
The village watchman filmed beating up a fish vendor with a stick in Barangay South Triangle for not wearing a mask has been removed from the Quezon City local government for the past month.

More than 300 repatriated Filipino seafarers sent home after testing negative for COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
More than 300 repatriated Filipino seafarers were allowed to return home to their respective provinces on Tuesday, three days after arriving in the country.

More than 200 P2P buses to serve passengers in NCR, provinces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday deployed more than 200 point-to-point (P2P) buses to ferry passengers in Metro Manila and nearby provinces amid the eased

Black Lives Matter movement reshapes the media landscape
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
The media industry is at another inflection point. In the way the Me Too movement reshaped newsrooms, sparked debate, and purged bad actors from positions of authority, the Black Lives Matter movement is bringing about a similar upheaval by putting questions about race and reporting on the center stage.

Malacañang receives anti-terrorism bill for Duterte's signature
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-09
Although President Duterte is expected to enact the much-criticized measure, his spokesman assured that it will be subject to final review before deciding on whether to sign it or not.

Kids need time outside homes, sunshine amid pandemic to combat health issues, says lawmaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
A lawmaker is proposing that children be allowed to step out of their homes amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic since a number of them are

GroupM partners with Lazada, consolidates e-commerce capability across Asia Pacific - 2020-06-09
GroupM has been designated a Lazada Preferred Partner and gives its clients preferential access and pricing for Lazada Group marketing assets. In addition, Lazada will empower GroupM with in-depth e-commerce knowledge and tools to help brands under the LazMall channel deliver a premium and seamless online shopping experience to customers.

The US Mega Millions Is Offering a Jackpot Prize of $410 million This Tuesday Night
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
Everyone knows that the biggest lottery jackpots in the world are awarded by American lotteries, but not everyone knows that many of the biggest American jackpots have been won playing Mega

262 Dubai OFWs home province-bound, negative for coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
Two hundred sixty two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Dubai, are on their way back to their home provinces after testing negative for the coronavirus disease 2019

Philippines reports 8 new coronavirus deaths, 579 more infections
YAHOO! - 2020-06-09
The Philippines' health ministry on Monday confirmed eight more novel coronavirus deaths and 579 additional infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have risen to 22,474 while deaths have reached 1,

US recession began in February in the face of coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-09
The U.S. economy entered a recession in February as the coronavirus struck the nation, a group of economists declared Monday, ending the longest expansion on record. The

China's economy is still struggling to recover from the pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-08
China is trying to dig itself out of a steep economic slump. But as the rest of the world still battles with the coronavirus pandemic, the path to recovery is looking slow and painful.

US stocks surge, erasing 2020 losses
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-08
US stocks rallied again on Monday, pushing the Nasdaq to an all-time high and the S&P 500 into positive territory for the year, signaling growing optimism about the pace of recovery after Friday's better-than-expected jobs report.

Pandemic drives broadest economic collapse in 150 years: World Bank - 2020-06-08
The world economy is expected to contract by 5.2 percent this year -- the worst recession in 80 years -- but the sheer number of countries suffering economic losses means the scale of the downturn is worse than any recession in 150 years,

Stocks vault higher, as Nasdaq hits record on economy hopes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-08
Wall Street's enthusiasm about the reopening economy sent stocks scrambling even higher on Monday, and the Nasdaq composite wiped away the last of its coronavirus-induced losses to

COVID-19 prompts freeze in 7-Eleven franchising
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-08
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted leading convenience store play Seven Corp. (PSC) to pull out tables and chairs from its branches and freeze its franchising program until the public

Work on big-ticket infra projects resumes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-08
With the lockdown in Luzon and other parts of the country being gradually eased, the government has resumed work on a number of big-ticket infrastructure projects, Finance Secretary Carlos G.

New Report Shows Impact Of "Digital Divide" On Low-Income Students
Forbes - 2020-06-08
When the Lawrence Township, New Jersey School District began distance learning in March due to Covid-19, Shannon Morales, a single mother of three young daughters -- in the first, second and fourth grades-- faced a difficult dilemma.

Editors Barred A Black Reporter From Covering Protests. Then Her Newsroom Rebelled
NPR - 2020-06-08
Gazette barred a black reporter from covering unrest over a flippant tweet. The same day, editors gave a white reporter only a warning for a vulgar tweet about a looting suspect.

Cats can catch COVID-19 from humans, CDC reports - 2020-06-08
Cats can catch the new coronavirus from humans, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whether or not pets can pass the virus on to humans remains unknown.

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