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Nancy Pelosi slams Mark Zuckerberg for 'pandering' to Trump by attacking Twitter's fact-check of his false claims
Business Insider - 2020-05-28
"Their business model is to make money at the expense of the truth and the facts," Pelosi said of Facebook.

Coronavirus latest: Philippines to ease lockdown, freeing up transportation
NIKKEI - 2020-05-28
12:59 a.m. The Philippines will ease the country's lockdown ... Hertz Global Holdings Inc. files for bankruptcy protection after its business all but vanished during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in needed relief, according to Reuters. To catch up on earlier developments, see last week's latest updates.

Tugade confirms Pag-Asa Island seaport ready to open by June 12
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
Transportation Secretary Art Tugade relays to President Rodrigo Duterte that the new seaport in the hotly contested Pag-Asa Island in Palawan is ready to operate by June 12

Google unveils 'Scam Spotter' to help foil COVID-19 thieves
UPI.com - 2020-05-28
Google announced a new program Thursday to shield users from coronavirus-related scams, that often come in the form of phishing attacks aimed at thieving critical personal information.

26,590 OFWs repatriated during COVID-19 pandemic, says defense chief
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tells President Rodrigo Duterte that a total of 26,590 overseas Filipino workers were brought back to the country during the COVID-19 pandemic

San Juan ready for GCQ
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
San Juan is ready for the less strict general community quarantine or GCQ to be imposed in Metro Manila next week, Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday.

Bocaue Mayor Joni Villanueva dies
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
In a statement posted on Facebook, JIL described the mayor as an "exemplary leader, a pioneer, a trailblazer, and woman of vision and action." "She dreamed big dreams for God and the ministry and worked day and night to bring those to fruition,

Singapore firm plans to invest in First Gen
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Singaporean firm Valorous Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd. is eyeing to invest as much as P7.3 billion in First Gen Corp. as it diversifies into the Philippines.

Duterte denies COVID-19 testing supplies are overpriced
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
President Rodrigo Duterte denied that COVID-19 testing supplies are overpriced in another move to defend Health Secretary Francisco Duque III from some lawmakers who believe that testing for the viral disease could be cheaper.

Retired cop shot dead
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Unidentified assailants shot dead a retired police officer in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental on Friday. Reynaldo Gasataya, 71, was on a motorcycle when he was killed in Sitio Lumbia, Barangay Biniculi.

Customer relations in uncertain times
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Brands that genuinely demonstrate empathy and put their core values to the test will likely weather the storm better than others. In times like these, every interaction with customers and partners ...

Government may tap ABS-CBN for distance learning
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
The government may tap private broadcast networks, including ABS-CBN if its franchise is renewed by Congress, for the planned distance learning as face-to-face classes will not be allowed due to health risks posed by the coronavirus,

Hot money outflow accelerates in April
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Speculative investors continued to skip the Philippines amid the general risk-off sentiment which prompted investors to liquidate their portfolios and keep money in cash due to heightened worries over the economic fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Jollibee loses P1.8 billion in Q1 as stores closed
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Jollibee Foods Corp. expects to incur even higher losses for the rest of the year given the 222.6 percent decline in its first quarter net income.

Share prices rise on possible shift to general quarantine
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
The stock market reacted positively yesterday to a proposal to put Metro Manila under general community quarantine.

The digital challenge
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Recently, the National Resilience Council (NRC) held its 4th Webinar conference hosted by the Makati Business Club, this time focusing on economic recovery and resilience.

Rules set on equity for firms
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
The proposed equity infusion by the government for large companies hit hardest by the pandemic will come with conditions meant to promote the prudent use of resources.

Virus-infected cops now 298
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Seventeen members of the Philippine National Police have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 298 the number of PNP personnel infected with COVID-19.

Drug stings yield P.3 million shabu
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Police recovered an estimated P370,000 worth of shabu from six suspects during separate drug stings in Makati in the past two days.

MMDA designates 15 bus stops on EDSA
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Passengers would no longer be allowed to wait for buses along the sidewalk of EDSA during the new normal, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced yesterday.

Makati shuts down COVID clinic
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
The Makati government has padlocked a drugstore company raided by authorities for allegedly illegally operating as a medical facility and catering to Chinese believed to be infected with the coronavirus disease 2019,

Rice stocks readied for lean months
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
"We have to move our inventories from surplus to deficit areas, while the current good weather allows us to transfer stocks between regions and ship to island provinces that are vulnerable to ...

2 Chinese on BI watchlist over fake hospital
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Two Chinese citizens arrested during a raid on a clandestine hospital at Clark Freeport in Pampanga said to be treating coronavirus disease 2019 patients have been placed on the watchlist of the Bureau of Immigration.

Benguet, La Union now COVID-free
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Benguet and La Union have been declared free of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 after their remaining patients have recovered.

Magnitude 5.2 quake shakes Luzon
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted parts of Luzon yesterday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 1:17 p.m., was located 17 kilometers northwest of San Fernando City,

Philippines to ease lockdown as hunger and unemployment surge
NIKKEI - 2020-05-28
The Philippines will ease the country's lockdown starting Monday after more than two months of strict quarantine measures that officials say slowed the spread of the coronavirus, but which left millions of people jobless and hungry.

Waves of uncertainty: Seafarers reveal month-long ordeal on board cruise ships
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
A 36 year-old seafarer belonging to the Majestic Princess cruise ship tells CNN Philippines that out of 500 Filipino crew members on the ship, at least 200 are still waiting for their COVID-19 test results.

Philippines' Duterte Eases Lockdown in Capital From June 1
New York Times - 2020-05-28
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a recommendation to ease the lockdown in the capital Manila from June 1, resuming much-needed activity in an economy on the brink of recession.

Metro Manila eases to GCQ on June 1
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
Metro Manila will transition to a more relaxed general community quarantine or GCQ from June 1, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday. Duterte approved the recommendation of the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) to downgrade the quarantine restrictions over the country's capital region -- which is now deemed as a "high-to-moderate-risk area.

Lawmaker says Congress special session needed to pass economic recovery bills before June ends
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
A lawmaker is proposing a Congress special session to pass some measures that would help boost economy amid the coronavirus crisis.

Minority senators protest 'solitary confinement' of De Lima in Camp Crame
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
Senators in the minority bloc are protesting the supposed solitary confinement of opposition Senator Leila de Lima since April 25 in Camp Crame due to quarantine measures being implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Cash aid tops government's ?353-B expenses for COVID-19 response
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
The Department of Budget and Management provides a breakdown of the ?353.86 billion released to a number of agencies in response to the coronavirus crisis.

UFC, boxing back in action in Las Vegas
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-28
MIXED martial arts (MMA) and boxing are back in business in Nevada. The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed Wednesday to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas ...

Philippines Inc. calls on Congress to urgently pass CREATE bill
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Businessmen voiced out support to one of the Duterte government's preferred mode of stimulus to rebuild from the damage of the pandemic.

Gov't wants 5 big-ticket projects done this year despite COVID-19 slowdown
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
The government is looking to complete five big-ticket infrastructure projects this year despite delays due to the COVID-19 lockdown, while other projects are reprioritized amid limited funding.

PGH doctor proposes bike route for Manila health frontliners
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
Instead of public transportation, healthcare workers in Manila find biking a safer option to get to hospitals amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a doctor from the Philippine General Hospital said Thursday.

In post-lockdown Grab rides, passengers cannot open doors to avoid virus spread
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
Grab Philippines is doubling down on its safety and hygiene standards to minimize risks of the spread of COVID-19.

Businesses back CREATE bill as 'instant relief' for struggling firms
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
A group of 32 industry organizations calls on Congress to pass a new bill providing lower taxes and longer fiscal perks to companies, saying this will serve as the quickest way to assist the recovery of small firms and larger corporations.

NCMH: More people getting anxious, depressed amid lockdown
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
"Meaning to say, there are a lot of people who want to communicate with experts in the crisis hotline mostly due to anxiety, depression because of the quarantine and lockdown going on," Dr. Rolando Cortez,

House to vote on changes to small business pandemic aid program
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on bipartisan legislation to make changes to the Paycheck Protection Program set up to help struggling small businesses with emergency loans during the pandemic,

Thunderstorms loom in Luzon, other areas despite hot weather -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-28
MANILA, Philippines - Isolated thunderstorms that would bring rain showers are still possible especially in the afternoon and by night, even with the hot and humid weather, state meteorologists ...

COVID-19 testing centers working round the clock to clear their backlogs
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
The Department of Health said on Thursday that accredited COVID-19 testing centers across the country still face a backlog of over 3,000 tests, which may be cleared within the day.

COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad climb to 2,821
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos has increased to 2,821 with 157 new confirmed infections, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Figures

Fresh funds for migrant worker assistance secured but still fall short
philstar.com - 2020-05-28
An additional P1 billion in funding was allocated to the program. Together with the original P1.5 billion budget, AKAP will be able to assist 250,000 OFWs.

Coronavirus latest: New cluster brings back restrictions in Seoul
NIKKEI - 2020-05-28
Nikkei learns, raising hopes that the medication could secure government approval by the end of the year. Unlike standard vaccines, which use live or inactivated pathogens to generate an immune response, DNA vaccines use a genetic sequence that causes cells within the body to produce an antigen for the virus. 5:56 p.m. Philippines reports 284 ...

DILG to order establishment of bike lanes as PH gears up for 'new normal'
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
The Interior Department said it will order local government units to roll out bike lanes for residents in preparation for the country's 'new normal' measures amid the COVID-19 crisis.

PLDT's Twitter account hacked by group demanding good internet connection
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
Landline and internet service provider PLDT's Twitter account was hacked Thursday afternoon, with hackers demanding better internet services.

PLDT's Twitter account hacked by group demanding good internet connection
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
Landline and internet service provider PLDT's Twitter account was hacked Thursday afternoon, with hackers demanding better internet services.

India has an unlikely new type of period health educators: men
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
A new breed of community-minded volunteers and entrepreneurs is emerging to help spread awareness of menstrual issues -- and some of them are men.

Disney CEO explains why it's safe to go back to Disney World
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Experiences, speaks during a media preview of the D23 Expo 2019. The Disney resort located in Orlando, Florida plans to reopen on July 11. (CNN) -- Disney World is set to reopen,

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