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BDO urges vigilance vs new money scam - 2020-05-30
BDO Unibank strongly supports the call of the Bangko Sentral to stay vigilant against scammers who have devised a new modus operandi of offering a huge amount of money to people who will lend their bank accounts.

Puregold earnings up 16.8% to P1.76 billion in Q1 - 2020-05-30
Puregold Price Club Inc. reported a consolidated net income of P1.76 billion in the first quarter, up 16.8 percent.

Makati releases P1 billion cash aid to residents - 2020-05-30
The Makati City government has released more than P1 billion in cash aid to residents under the Makatizen Economic Relief Program, Mayor Abigail Binay said yesterday.

Ex-actress nabbed for selling COVID test kits - 2020-05-30
A former actress and model was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation on Friday for the unauthorized sale of coronavirus disease 2019 rapid test kits worth P70,000.

MMDA gets P33 million budget for EDSA bus program - 2020-05-30
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority received yesterday a P33-million budget from the Department of Transportation to prepare for the rationalized bus route system along EDSA during the "new normal.

P5 million shabu seized at NAIA, Makati - 2020-05-30
Authorities confiscated at least P5 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and in Makati City.

2 Parañaque streets set for lockdown - 2020-05-30
Two streets in Barangay San Dionisio, which has the most number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in Parañaque City, would be placed under a three-day calibrated lockdown next week, the city government said yesterday.

Latin America becomes epicenter of coronavirus pandemic - 2020-05-30
Latin America is poised to become the next epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a disease expert, as the rate of new deaths and cases decline in the United States and Europe.

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits waters near Davao Occidental
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit waters near Sarangani, Davao Occidental on Saturday evening. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said the tectonic quake was recorded at 9:06 p.

More areas under GCQ from June 1-15
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
More areas were added to the list of places that will shift to general community quarantine beginning June 1, Malacanang said Saturday.

House panels approve new anti-terrorism bill, alarms netizens
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
Filipinos took to social media to criticize the new anti-terrorism bill after it was approved by lawmakers on Friday. During the joint meeting of the House Committees on Public Order and Safety and on National Defense and Security,

Only four bus stops along EDSA for now, says MMDA
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
Some buses are allowed to ply EDSA starting Monday, but they can only pick up and drop off passengers at four points, as authorities have yet to clear the designated loading and unloading areas.

Philippines Confirms Eight More Coronavirus Deaths, 590 New Cases
New York Times - 2020-05-30
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported eight additional deaths from the novel coronavirus and 590 new infections.

BARMM trade ministry extends help to quarantined families - 2020-05-30
Almost 2,000 families benefited from recent relief missions of a Bangsamoro agency that has just joined regional offices reaching out to communities displaced by the COVID-19 quarantine.

Here are the top companies helping businesses make sure the computer networks are secure and reliable, according to IT professionals
Business Insider - 2020-05-30
Network traffic analysis technologies help businesses monitor and flag threats to their computer networks. Here the top companies in this industry.

Urban resiliency: Key to sustainability in 21st century Philippines - 2020-05-30
According to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the Philippines ranks fourth among countries worldwide most affected by extreme weather events over a 19-year period, from 1998 to 2017.

PhilHealth mulls charges vs. doctor who accused it of late payments
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation plans to file libel charges against the head of a private hospitals' group who accused the state insurer of delayed payments detrimental to the operations of some health facilities.

24 more Filipinos abroad contract COVID-19; no new deaths -- DFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Twenty-four more Filipinos overseas have contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), raising the total count to 2,869 cases, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said

PH opens market for sale of US cattle embryos
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
The Philippines has granted market access to US cattle embryos, with expected sales of $400,000 within the year.

Meralco Bolts Nico Salva provides for QC homeless - 2020-05-30
"With most people staying indoors and most livelihoods shut down during the ECQ and MECQ, the homeless have had to deal with the lack of support as well as the changes in weather from it being ...

Bounty vs killers of Cotabato City mayor's secretary raised to P550,000 - 2020-05-30
Contributions for the bounty for the killers of the secretary to the mayor here reached P550,000 while the official was being laid to rest Saturday.

DOTr chief thumbs down back-riding on motorcycles, cites enforcement issues
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
This means that motorcycle taxi services, which many commuters use to skirt bad traffic, will not be allowed to operate in areas under general community quarantine

S&P affirms PH credit rating, sees 'strong recovery' in 2021
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
S&P Global Ratings is maintaining its credit rating for the Philippines despite this year's economic slowdown due to the pandemic, noting that the country shall

MMDA: No number coding scheme until June 5
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
The number coding scheme remains lifted until June 5 as Metro Manila transitions to a more relaxed general community quarantine.

Duterte back home in Davao City
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-30
President Rodrigo Duterte is back in Davao City two days before the country is set to further ease quarantine restrictions.

PayMaya Negosyo enables entrepreneurs with the fastest way to accept digital and online payments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-30
Businesses are slowly opening their doors once more after some restrictions brought about by the lockdowns are being lifted in some areas of the country. If anything, this unfortunate situation has

May 30 weather forecast: Cloudy with a chance of rainfall - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Overcast skies and rain may be experienced in many parts of the country today, Saturday, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin for May 30 ...

The worst is yet to come for India's slowing economy
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
India's economy kicked off 2020 with its weakest quarter in at least eight years. But the biggest drop is yet to come.

Jack Dorsey, the billionaire Twitter CEO, is known for delegating and limiting distractions. Here's an in-depth look at his managing style.
Business Insider - 2020-05-29
Dorsey's comments indicate a commitment to driving the company with a mission, and now that mission is challenging President Trump's communications.

The Brazil Tech And Innovation Round-Up: International E-Commerce Growth, Digital Exclusion Hits Black And Poor Brazilians, App Delivery Fee Cap
Forbes - 2020-05-29
A selection of noteworthy developments in the Brazilian tech and innovation landscape during the week ending May, 29, 2020

Undergoing surgery with COVID-19 can lead to serious lung complications - 2020-05-29
More than half of those who undergo surgery with COVID-19 develop lung complications like pneumonia and serious breathing problems, according to a study published Friday by the journal The Lancet.

COVID-19 Daily: Curve Flattened, Earlier Community Spread
Medscape - 2020-05-29
Two new modeling studies indicate that social distancing interventions flattened the curve of COVID-19 hospitalizations compared with projections. In one, the deviations between observed cases and worst-case projections in four states -- Colorado,

SpaceX's latest Starship rocket prototype has exploded by fiery explosion during an engine test
Business Insider - 2020-05-29
SpaceX's previous Starship prototypes burst during fuel-tank testing, but the fourth prototype exploded during an operation to test-fire its engine.

Trees in forests all over the world are getting younger, shorter - 2020-05-29
Trees in forests around the world are getting younger and shorter as a result of human-caused climate change and other environmental stressors. New research, published Friday in the journal Science, suggests rising global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last century,

Trump announces end of US relationship with World Health Organization
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic

DFA help sought to bring OFW remains home
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-29
A woman from Pateros has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration for help to bring home the remains of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi

The Need For Speed: Faster AI Adoption Requires A New Plan
Forbes - 2020-05-29
As companies look to leverage more AI, better planning will be a critical requirement. A look at what businesses should do to move forward with their AI strategies.

A Frito-Lay exec explains why your favorite Doritos and Lays flavors might be missing from stores since the pandemic hit
Business Insider - 2020-05-29
Lay, which is responsible for brands like Tostitos, Doritos, and Cheetos, had to reduce assortment of its flavors at the start of the pandemic.

Tesla: Elon Musk qualifies for $770 million compensation - 2020-05-29
Tesla announced in its Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that founder Elon Musk has qualified for a compensation package worth some $770 million after the company reached certain growth goals.

AM Best Revises Outlooks to Stable for National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines
YAHOO! - 2020-05-29
AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bbb" of National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines (Nat Re) (Philippines).

P.7 million Chinese medicine confiscated at NAIA - 2020-05-29
Bureau of Customs confiscated 180 kilos of Chinese medicines misdeclared as "vitamin pills" with a street value of around P700,000 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, an official said yesterday.

DTI, businesses push for passage of CREATE - 2020-05-29
The Department of Trade and Industry and more than 30 business groups are pushing for the immediate approval of the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act which will immediately reduce the corporate income tax rate as the measure would provide relief to firms from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysian, 2 others held for gun, drugs - 2020-05-29
Three men were arrested for carrying illegal drugs and a gun after being apprehended for violating quarantine rules in Makati City on Thursday.

Volcano-tectonic quakes jolt Batangas - 2020-05-29
Mild earthquakes shook parts of Batangas near Taal Volcano yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said quakes with magnitudes of 3.7 and 3.5 occurred at around 8:30 a.

21 Pangasinan village chiefs quarantined - 2020-05-29
At least 21 barangay captains in this town are on self-quarantine after one of them was found positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 during mass testing held at the town hall on Thursday.

P.8 million shabu seized in Parañaque - 2020-05-29
A man was arrested in a drug sting in Parañaque City on Thursday afternoon. Police confiscated around 125 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with a street value of P850,000 from Alex Canao,

Housing developers air concerns as works resume - 2020-05-29
Real estate and housing developers have aired their concerns on the resumption of their stalled construction projects amid the upcoming easing of quarantine protocols in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.

PEZA wants status quo on incentives - 2020-05-29
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority wants to keep the status quo on incentives being enjoyed by existing investors as it warned changes under the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill may make firms leave the country and move operations to neighbors in Southeast Asia.

Want to slow down COVID-19 infections? People must behave in the pandemic -- former Health chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
Apart from targeted testing, former Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit said the people should understand the consequences of getting infected with COVID-19 to slow down the number of cases.

Stocks get lift from shift to GCQ - 2020-05-29
The stock market rallied yesterday, fueled by the rebalancing of the MSCI and as investors welcomed news that the economy would finally reopen as Metro Manila shifts into general community quarantine on June 1.

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