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Burundi defies COVID-19 for election ending a bloody rule
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
Burundi is pushing ahead with an election on Wednesday that will end the president's divisive and bloody 15-year rule. When President Pierre Nkurunziza hands over power,

'Ambo' accelerates north over West Philippine Sea - 2020-05-16
The storm's center was estimated 110 km northwest of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte as of 4:00 p.m., according to PAGASA's 5:00 p.m. severe weather bulletin on Saturday. Meanwhile, its maximum ...

COVID-19 recoveries among Filipinos abroad surpass 800
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Thirty-five more Filipinos overseas survived the coronavirus disease, boosting the total number of recoveries abroad to 824, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said

Tricycles now allowed to operate in Pasig City as conditions apply
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
The Department of Interior and Local Government has approved tricycle transport service in Pasig City starting on Monday.

COVID-19 cases in PH rise to 12,305
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
The number of coronavirus cases in the country continues to rise with the Department of Health confirming 214 new infections on Saturday.

Philippines records 11 new coronavirus deaths, 214 more infections
Reuters - 2020-05-16
The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 11 more coronavirus deaths and 214 additional infections.

Over ?96B in financial aid distributed to more than 17 million beneficiaries - DSWD
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 16) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided cash assistance to over 17 million households so far amid the coronavirus pandemic, the agency reported on Saturday. [Translation: Overall, the DSWD has delivered over ?96.59 billion to more than 17 million beneficiaries of SAP (social ...

China is mobilizing its global media machine in the coronavirus war of words
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
The story of the coronavirus pandemic can be complicated and hard to follow, from how it started to the measures countries have taken to tackle its spread.

Seventeen more police personnel contract COVID-19, total now at 231
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
Seventeen more police personnel contract COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected cops to 231, the Philippine National Police confirms.

Apple reveals what might be next for your screen
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
Apple has come a long way from its origins as a small-time PC maker for hobbyists. But one thing has remained remarkably consistent about Apple over the past 44 years: It's been stuck in two dimensions.

Tropical Storm Ambo keeps intensity; Ilocos Norte under Signal No. 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Ambo (international name: Vongfong) has maintained its strength as it moves towards north-northwestward of the West Philippine Sea on Saturday afternoon, the

Cebu and Mandaue cities still under ECQ, five more areas under MECQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the last-minute recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Diseases to place cities of Cebu and Mandaue in Cebu province under enhanced community quarantine until May 31,

Duterte back in Davao home amid easing of lockdown restrictions
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
President Rodrigo Duterte left Malacañang early on Saturday to fly home to Davao City on the first day of relaxed quarantine restrictions.

Why is Taiwan excluded from the WHO?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on Taiwan's exclusion from the World Health Organization and ignited a diplomatic row between China and some Western powers. Led by the

WHO probes possible coronavirus link to rare disease in children
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
The World Health Organization said Friday it was studying a possible link between COVID-19 and a rare inflammatory illness that has sickened and killed children in Europe and the United

UNICEF donates hand washing sets to BARMM government - 2020-05-16
The war versus the coronavirus in central Mindanao got an added push with a separate P10 million grant and technical support from local and foreign benefactors.

Student drowns in Cagayan River
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
RAMON, Isabela -- An 18-year-old student in Tumauini town, Isabela province drowned in Cagayan River, police said on Saturday. The body of Arjay Concha, a Grade 12 student from Pilitan village,

US retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as virus hit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened the viability of stores across the

JCPenney files for bankruptcy
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-16
JCPenney filed for bankruptcy on Friday, the latest retail giant to see its downfall hastened by the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic was the final blow to a 118-year-old company struggling to overcome a decade of bad decisions,

Europe at odds as US, China fight over pandemic at UN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
The clash between China and the United States over COVID-19 has caused a rift between European nations at the UN Security Council over a call for ceasefires in some conflict zones

Ayala Land frontliners undergo COVID-19 rapid testing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
Ayala Property Management Corp. (APMC) conducted rapid testing for company frontliners who continue to work during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). All 380 employees who underwent

One for the roadies
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-16
It's happening all over the world: singers and musical performers are doing online shows through FaceBook and Intagram Live for the past two months lockdown and quarantine. No less than David Foster and Katharine McPhee surprised fans with a concert on Instagram Live.

Drug war killings rose in Central Visayas under Sinas watch as regional police chief-CHR-7
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
The war on drugs in Central Visayas escalated when Major General Debold Sinas was its top policeman. But his stint in the region was marred by the rise of unsolved

Pandemic planning becomes political weapon as deaths mount
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-16
For the first three years of his presidency, Donald Trump did not publicly utter the words "pandemic" or "preparedness." Not in speeches, rallies or his many news

Ambo continues to weaken as it moves over northern Bulacan, southern Nueva Ecija
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-15
Severe tropical storm Ambo (international name: Vongfong) continues to weaken as it approaches northern Bulacan and southern Nueva Ecija on Friday night. The center of Ambo was located in the vicinity of San Miguel,

COVID-19 discriminates along racial, socioeconomic lines, study finds - 2020-05-15
Black people, poor people and those living in densely populated areas are up to four times more likely to test positive for COVID-19, an analysis published Friday by The Lancet has found.

Globe offers 6-month installment option
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
Globe Telecom is offering postpaid customers a six-month installment option to settle their bills. In a statement on Friday, the telco said this would les­sen the financial burden of subscribers

Tepid sales notwithstanding, pricey cigarettes spur LT Group profit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
Tycoon Lucio Tan-led LT Group Inc. (LTG) grew its net profit in the first quarter by 41 percent year-on-year to P6.21 billion, driven mostly by price increa­ses in the tobacco business. Earnings

SM Prime keeps P80-B capex for 2020 despite poor Q1 turnout
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
For the first time in its history as an integrated property developer, SM Prime Holdings reported a year-on-year decline in quarterly profits in the first three months of the year as the mandatory

SMDC partners with farmers to deliver fresh produce
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
It has been said that companies will be judged by their efforts while at the height of this deadly COVID-19 pandemic. During this difficult time when governments globally are imposing their

Laying the groundwork
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
As the COVID-19 pandemic would drastically upend economies, governments, business and individual lifestyles, it just as also swiftly shifted priorities and reshaped preferences. The increasingly

Building amid the new normal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
If you have a construction project stalled by the lockdown implemented in Luzon starting mid-March, you may now have a reason to celebrate. Based on a recent government announcement, selected

No sticker, no entry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
Five Carat Subdivision is a residential subdivision with several commercial establishments operating within it. As required, subdivision roads had been donated to the city. Situated inside the

Liquor ban lifted in QC but sale limited
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
Mayor Joy Belmonte on Friday signed an executive order allowing the sale and consumption of liquor, as Metro Manila enters the two-week modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ)

Another Pinoy dies of COVID-19 in Ireland
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
The Philippine consulate in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday expressed its condolences to the family of the second Filipino in Ireland to die from the novel coronavirus disease. The consulate said Miguel

Taiwanese group donates personal protective gowns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
A Taiwanese group has donated 1,300 pieces of personal protective gowns from Taiwan to the cities of Manila, Kawit and Carmona, Cavite, on Wednesday. The Taiwanese Compatriot Association in the

Poorer, racially diverse neighborhoods more likely to lose health facilities - 2020-05-15
Neighborhoods with high black and Hispanic or Latin populations are more likely to lose healthcare facilities, potentially making it more difficult to access care, a new study has found.

Onc Daily: Olaparib in Ovarian Cancer, Smoking and Lung Cancer Survival
Medscape - 2020-05-15
Olaparib maintenance therapy could extend survival for women with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer by more than a year, according to new data from the randomized SOLO2 trial. The risk for death after a lung cancer diagnosis is significantly reduced even among those who quit smoking within 2 years before diagnosis,

Poor Americans likely to miss preventive heart screenings, study shows - 2020-05-15
Low-income Americans are much less likely to be screened for heart disease or to receive counseling about controlling risk factors, a new study finds.

U.S. Army plans adoption of Next Generation Squad Weapon - 2020-05-15
The U.S. Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon will be tested by Army Rangers, Green Berets and special operations ground forces, an Army official said.

Data privacy awareness grows in Brazil
ZDNet - 2020-05-15
The level of awareness and concerns over data privacy online is growing in Brazil, with more users looking to increase control over how their data is handled, according to new research. According to a global study on data privacy by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky,

Calabarzon PNP chief denies he is set to take over NCRPO post from Sinas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The chief of the National Police (PNP) in the Calabarzon region dismissed on Friday social media posts saying he was taking over from embattled Police Maj. Gen.

Small Sustainable Farms Need To Pivot To Direct-To-Consumer Sales. This Platform Aims To Help.
Forbes - 2020-05-15
More small sustainable farms are targeting consumers, instead of restaurants. So Steward is stepping up the roll-out of its suite of tech tools for selling directly to consumers, among other capabilities.

U.S. Special Forces Test Laser Gunship For Covert Strikes
Forbes - 2020-05-15
J Ghostrider gunship is a fearsome flying arsenal, so why would Air Force Special Forces add a comparatively low-powered laser to it? The answer may be 'plausible deniability.'

F.D.A. Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates
New York Times - 2020-05-15
The program allows people in the Seattle area to easily take a coronavirus test at home. Researchers say such testing is essential for future monitoring of the virus.

New U.S. Commerce Dept. rule to further hamper Huawei - 2020-05-15
The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday implemented plans to block China's Huawei Technologies from obtaining foreign-made semiconductors built using U.S. technology.

U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers as China eyes retaliation
Reuters - 2020-05-15
The Trump administration on Friday moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], spurring fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering shares of U.

Online sales have spiked over 1,500% at struggling video game retail giant GameStop, according to a new report
Business Insider - 2020-05-15
GameStop has been struggling as people increasingly buy games digitally, but the pandemic has caused an unexpected boom for the ailing retailer.

Southeast Asia's shift to renewables a blow to Japan's plant builders
NIKKEI - 2020-05-15
Fernando Zobel de Ayala, the tycoon atop the Ayala empire, made the case for a exit from coal in a late-April speech for the shareholders meeting of AC Energy Philippines, where he is chairman. "The company is committed to provide reliable, affordable and sustainable energy," he said. "We're making a commitment to transition to lower-carbon ...

PHL riding out Typhoon Ambo after Covid-19 slows evacuations
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-15
More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by the coronavirus. Typhoon Ambo (international code name Vongfong) has weakened after slamming ashore into Eastern Samar Thursday and was blowing northwestward

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