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Bocaue Mayor Joni Villanueva, 42 - 2020-05-29
Eddie Villanueva, said Joni died at around 5:08 p.m. "due to sepsis secondary to bacterial pneumonia." Her husband Sherwin was former representative of CIBAC. They have four children, Doreen, 13; Joaquin,

Parañaque probes COVID testing of POGO workers - 2020-05-29
The Parañaque City government is investigating the mass testing of around 300 Chinese workers of a Philippine offshore gaming operator at an exclusive subdivision, officials said yesterday.

Man arrested for killing parents - 2020-05-29
A man was arrested in Barangay Taywanak Ilaya, Alfonso, Cavite on Thursday after he reportedly confessed to his neighbors that he killed his parents.

COVID measures free up P1.1 trillion into system -- BSP - 2020-05-29
The monetary impact of the actions undertaken by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to soften the blow of the economic fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic has reached close to P1.

Money supply grows at faster pace in March - 2020-05-29
Liquidity growth in the financial system accelerated to 13.9 percent in March as corporates and individuals frontloaded their borrowings ahead of the adoption of containment measures to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus,

Early border closures and testing of citizens help Palau remain COVID-19 free
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
Palau Ambassador to the United Nations Ngedikes Uludong shares to CNN Philippines the early shutdown of borders and testing its citizens are the secrets why Palau is still a COVID-19 free nation

Philippines Records 21 New Coronavirus Deaths, 1,046 More Infections
New York Times - 2020-05-29
The Philippines on Friday reported 21 more novel coronavirus deaths and 1,046 additional infections. In a bulletin, the health ministry said total deaths rose to 942 while confirmed cases reached 16,634.

DOH confirms 1,046 new COVID-19 cases bringing total to 16,634
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
DOH reports 1,046 new COVID-19 cases, notes that only 46 are "fresh cases" -- diagnosed in the past three days -- while the rest are "late cases." Total infections rise to 16,634, with 942 deaths and 3,

How to Retire in the Philippines
U.S. News & World Report - 2020-05-29
And unlike most of its Southeast Asian counterparts, the Philippines makes an effort to attract expat retirees, offering an easy, perk-filled path to permanent residency. The standard of living in the Philippines is high and the opportunity for adventure is great,

CHED proposes one-time voucher to enroll a child of displaced OFWs this school year
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
The Commission on Higher Education is planning to give a one-time voucher for at least one child of every displaced overseas Filipino worker to enroll this coming school year given the current crisis.

Only 1,000 Filipino medical workers sent abroad amid deployment ban - DOLE
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
Only around 1,000 Filipino healthcare workers were deployed abroad amid the controversial order banning medical workers from working in other countries, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday.

Relief, Disappointment as Philippines Restarts Some Transport Services
New York Times - 2020-05-29
Philippine taxi dispatcher Meliza Venal heaved a sigh of relief when she learned that hundreds of her company's drivers can finally go back to work after being stuck in their homes for 11 weeks.

Mental health hotline: From 80 monthly calls to 400 nearly 400 - 2020-05-29
The coronavirus disease 2019 seems to be taking its toll not just on the physical health of Filipinos but also on their mental health.

DOH explains highest daily spike in infections: Only 20% were 'fresh cases'
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
Only 109 out of the 539 new COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday were 'fresh cases,' or were confirmed in the past three days, the Department of Health says.

Expert: COVID crisis an opportunity to reconsider PPP
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
As the local economy takes a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, a think tank said Friday public-private partnership (PPP) deals are needed now more than ever.

SC: All courts to resume operations on June 1
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
The Supreme Court orders the resumption of all court operations across the country starting June 1, as quarantine protocols are further relaxed.

Health crisis not the time to 'experiment' on tax perks -- PEZA - 2020-05-29
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has voiced out its opposition to one of the Duterte government's preferred stimulus measures.

COVID-19 watch: 2,845 Filipinos overseas infected
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-29
Two thousand eight hundred forty five Filipinos overseas have so far been infected by the coronavirus disease 2019, (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said

CSC to govt. agencies: Don't make full workforce report on June 1
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
The Civil Service Commission is discouraging government agencies from requiring all their employees to report for work starting June 1.

Crossing borders still not allowed under GCQ except for work purposes -- Eleazar
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
Strolling around, visiting family and friends, and even buying essentials outside one's locality remain prohibited under general community quarantine, reminds the Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield.

Grab goes cashless, seeks to charge disinfection fee as Metro Manila eases to GCQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
All GrabCar transactions will go cashless as part of security protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Grab Philippines says.

PNP studying if its Custodial Center can reopen to visitors under GCQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
In the wake of some lawmakers' protest against Senator Leila de Lima's 'solitary confinement' at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center, the country's top cop says she's allowed to send letters and take phone calls.

Apart from MRT-3, Japan's Sumitomo now also operates LRT-1 via consortium - 2020-05-29
The Japanese investor's entry comes as the local consortium is just about to restart work on extending the oldest train line in Metro Manila.

Hackers left customer data untouched -- PLDT - 2020-05-29
PLDT Inc. on Friday assured the public that data of its customers are safe, dousing fears of data breach after a group of hackers infiltrated the Twitter account of the telco giant's customer service.

China-backed AIIB extends $750 million loan for PH coronavirus response
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved a $750 million (about ?38 billion) loan to fund COVID-19 response efforts in the Philippines, subject to certain conditions.

EDSA reform plan bared with no budget details - 2020-05-29
The government released a much-awaited EDSA reform plan, but the transport department did not say how much the entire project would cost.

Roundup of illegal health facilities catering to Chinese nationals suspected with COVID-19
InterAksyon - 2020-05-29
Illegal clinics reportedly catering to Chinese nationals suspected of having COVID-19 recently alarmed Filipinos and lawmakers who expressed their concerns on its impacts to public health in light of the pandemic.

World Digestive Health Day: Tips to strengthen your gut - 2020-05-29
MANILA, Philippines (As released) -- Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. For some, the overwhelming fear and anxiety have affected their mental health and their general well-being.

BSP's easing ambitions alive with May inflation likely subdued - 2020-05-29
As the central bank projects inflation to only slightly accelerate in May, it also reports faster money supply growth, an indication its earlier easing actions are starting to take effect.

COP26 climate talks pushed back to November 2021 - 2020-05-29
"The coronavirus pandemic has not placed the climate crisis on hold, as the continuing spate of extreme weather across the world makes clear," said Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for ...

Gov't buildings, malls urged to establish free, safe parking spaces - 2020-05-29
May 27, 2020 - 10:43am At least four out of five working-age Filipinos went out of their house one to three times in the past week, according to a Social Weather Stations mobile phone survey.

BSP sees May inflation slightly up with higher oil, food prices
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
Issues on the delivery of farm items as well as the impact of Typhoon Ambo may have pushed prices of basic goods up by 2.3% in May, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says.

China is embracing a new brand of foreign policy. Here's what wolf warrior diplomacy means
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
There is a new brand of diplomacy taking hold in Beijing and its chief architects have a suitably fierce nickname to match their aggressive style -- they are the wolf warriors.

DTI eyeing price caps for bicycles
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
The Trade Department is considering price caps on bicycles, which saw a spike in demand in recent weeks for traveling under lockdown.

DTI: Barbershops, gyms, churches may reopen in areas under modified GCQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
Life in areas under modified general community quarantine will return closer to normal this June, as relaxed rules will now allow them to return to salons, gyms, and even places of worship.

Facebook and Twitter clash over fact-checking as Trump threats intensify
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
For years, Twitter and Facebook have enjoyed a healthy rivalry: They've competed for acquisitions, talent and advertising dollars, and sometimes gone so far as to copy each others' features in the never-ending pursuit to grow their audiences.

DOTr eyes allowing some jeeps to resume operations in Metro Manila
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-29
Some jeepney drivers may be able to ply Metro Manila roads again weeks after the region shifts to general community quarantine on June 1.

How to Retire in the Philippines
YAHOO! - 2020-05-29
In addition to granting you the ability to stay in the Philippines long term, a Special Resident Retiree's Visa also entitles you to PhilHealth, the government health care program, exemption from ...

AI And The Digital Mine
Forbes - 2020-05-28
Just as much as we find value in mining the rich resources of data, so too can we apply the advanced techniques for dealing with data to real-world mining

Cisco is buying 400-employee startup ThousandEyes, which launched by using thrown-away computer servers and an unusual source of seed money
Business Insider - 2020-05-28
ThousandEyes is an unusual success story as its founders launched with almost no money, and investors came after them, not the other way around.

A 12-year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity
TechCrunch - 2020-05-28
Connexity, a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks, a U.K. platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. According to Crunchbase,

President Trump signs executive order targeting social media sites
Fortune - 2020-05-28
It limits the power and censorship of sites like Twitter.

Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies
TechCrunch - 2020-05-28
President Trump signed an executive order targeting the legal shield that internet companies rely on to protect them from liability for user-created content. That law, known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is essential to large social platforms like Twitter,

Twitter now lets you schedule tweets from its web app
The Verge - 2020-05-28
Twitter says you can now schedule tweets right from the main web app. When composing a tweet, you should see a little calendar icon on the bottom row of icons at the bottom of the compose window. Click that and you can specify when you want your tweet to be sent.

Gold mining with mercury threatens health of communities miles downstream - 2020-05-28
Small-scale gold mining using mercury in the Peruvian Amazon threatens the health of communities 100 miles or more downstream, according to new research.

PH, Canada urged: Ratify Basel Ban Amendment
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-28
Nearly a year after garbage dumped in the country was shipped back to Canada, local and international environment groups again urged both countries to ratify the Basel Ban Amendment to avert a similar

Spanish priest accused of abusing minors sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-28
A Vatican diplomat has sought the help of Filipino bishops for information about a Spanish priest accused of abusing minors and believed to have been hiding in the Philippines. Filipino Archbishop

DOLE readies department order governing online recruitment platforms
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-28
The Department of Labor and Employment has warned job seekers against falling prey to illegal online recruiters

Moving on Up: Maintenance Therapy Extends OS in Bladder Cancer
Medscape - 2020-05-28
Maintenance immunotherapy after successful chemotherapy for patients with advanced urothelial cancers is a new standard of care, says author.

Fortune 500 company NTT discloses security breach
ZDNet - 2020-05-28
Japanese telecommunications giant NTT says hackers breached its internal network and stole data on 621 customers.

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