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UN health agency chief unbowed amid attacks, Trump criticism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
GENEVA -- The World Health Organization's director-general has faced many challenges during the coronavirus pandemic: racial slurs, death threats, social media caricatures -- he was once

PH COVID-19 cases rise to 11,876
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
A total of 11,876 people in the country have now contracted the coronavirus disease, with the Department of Health reporting 258 new cases on Thursday.

Liquor ban lifted in Pasay City, but conditions apply
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
The Pasay City government has lifted its ban on the sale and consumption of liquor and other alcoholic drinks, provided residents follow certain criteria.

2020 is a catastrophe for tourism businesses. Here's what the industry needs to get back on its feet
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
We are hoping for some revenue in the summer but we don't know if this is going to happen." Gavriel's story is playing out across the globe, as government restrictions designed to curb the coronavirus pandemic keep billions of people at home,

DBM grants ?1B in financial aid for OFWs, says Bello
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
The Department of Budget and Management has granted ?1 billion as financial assistance for overseas Filipino workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Thursday.

NTC apologizes for failure to notify House of shutdown order vs. ABS-CBN
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
The National Telecommunications Commission stood by its highly contested order stopping ABS-CBN's broadcast operations, but apologized to the House of Representatives for failing to inform the chamber's leadership of its change of mind.

Philippines' coronavirus cases approaching 12,000
Reuters - 2020-05-14
The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday said the number of cases of the novel coronavirus recorded in the country is nearing 12,000.

Parts of Samar, Bicol under Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Ambo approaches land
philstar.com - 2020-05-14
MANILA, Philippines (Update 3: 12:57 p.m.) -- The threat to the Philippine landmass from Typhoon Ambo (international name: Vongfong) has grown as it moves closer to Samar Island, state weather ...

DILG orders 43 mayors to explain failure to finish cash aid distribution
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued a show cause order against 43 mayors for their

Ambo prompts higher water supply in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2020-05-14
From 46 cubic meters per second, private concessionaires at the National Capital Region are now getting 48 cms in water.

Criminal charges to be filed vs. NCRPO chief Sinas, other police officials over birthday feast - Palace
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says law enforcers must be law followers and set a good example before the public, or else no one will follow the law set by the government.

No parents allowed in PMA virtual graduation rites
philstar.com - 2020-05-14
Not even the commander-in-chief, President Rodrigo Duterte, is sure to award outstanding PMA graduates and declare them second lieutenants or ensigns.

Online classes still an option for August 24 opening, says DepEd
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
The Department of Education clarifies that the opening of classes on August 24 does not mean face-to-face learning can be fully imposed, the probability of COVID-19 infection among students remains high.

BREAKING: Sinas, other police officials in mañanita to face criminal case - Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
A criminal case is set to be filed against Metro Manila's chief of police Major General Debold Sinas and other senior police officials over the highly-criticized birthday

8 land in jail over P19-M shabu in Caloocan City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
Eight people were detained while P19 million worth of crystal meth or shabu were seized in Caloocan City on Wednesday night. A report from National Capital Region Police

Russia battles both COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
Russia has almost 250,000 coronavirus confirmed infection cases, the second-highest tally in the world after the United States. But its total mortality figure of just over 2,300

Solaire operator suffers 38% drop in profits
philstar.com - 2020-05-14
Lockdowns meant to curb the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak weighed on casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp.'s earnings.

DOH reminds public to maintain physical distancing in evacuation centers as typhoon Ambo looms
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
Local government officials setting up evacuation centers due to typhoon Ambo must allot a wider space to maintain a one-meter distance between families who will take shelter, the Department of Health says.

Someone from the Philippines can win $266 million this Friday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
The American Mega Millions lottery currently offers the biggest jackpot prize in the world: $266 million USD. This huge amount has captured the attention of lottery fans all over the world. The

NBA has a new CEO in China. His first task is to make up with Beijing
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
Michael Ma will assume the tricky position of trying to fix the relationship with the Chinese government after the NBA faced backlash in the country last year.

Major US Airlines are having trouble enforcing their face mask policies
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
Plans from several major US airlines on how to enforce their mandatory mask requirements reveal that, for the most part, they will rely on passenger cooperation rather than strict enforcement.

3 Bulacan village officials charged for graft over COVID-19 cash aid anomalies
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
Graft and corruption cases have been filed against local officials of Barangay San Agustin in Hagonoy town in Bulacan.

Typhoon Ambo complicates Philippines' coronavirus response
philstar.com - 2020-05-14
The Duterte government is still trying to get a good handle of the coronavirus pandemic. And now, typhoon Ambo is adding to its worries.

Why are Filipino health workers dying from COVID-19?
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
I deal with life and death on a fairly regular basis; it had never occurred to me that I could possibly die serving in this profession, until COVID-19.

No COVID-19 cases among Filipinos in Indonesia, envoy says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
There are no Filipinos among the over 15,000 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Indonesia, Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee said on

India unveils $265 billion coronavirus economic package
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
NEW DELHI -- India has announced a 20 trillion rupee (US $265 billion) economic package, which includes three trillion rupees worth of collateral-free loans for small businesses, as part of an

No 'double standards', violations seen: NCRPO chief won't take leave amid birthday feast controversy
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
National Capital Region Police Office chief Maj Gen Debold Sinas maintained he won't take a leave of absence-- unless ordered by higher-ups-- pending the results of investigation on his controversial birthday event last week.

Pagasa issues Samar storm surge warning as Typhoon Ambo rages
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
Storm surges of two to four meters may be experienced in coastal areas in the Samar provinces and other areas which "may cause potentially life-threatening

Cats can infect other cats with coronavirus, researchers find
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
Cats can infect other cats with the novel coronavirus, but they may not show any symptoms, according to a study published Wednesday.

Condé Nast, BuzzFeed make more cuts after pay reductions aren't enough
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-14
Media executives are signaling that pay cuts implemented at the beginning of the pandemic are no longer enough to stave off the economic headwinds stemming from the crisis.

Typhoon Ambo update: Signal No. 3 raised over Samar, heavy rainfall due
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-14
In its 5:00 a.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported that as of 4:00a.m., "Ambo" was 230 kilometers east ...

At height of pandemic, 1.4 million US health workers lose jobs
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
The United States is the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 80,000 deaths and almost 1.4 million confirmed cases.

Stocks drop again on worries about slow recovery for economy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
Wall Street's earlier bets that the economy can make a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus pandemic suddenly don't look so good. The S&P 500 fell 1.7%

Lockdown extension to delay recovery
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
The latest two-week extension until May 31 of the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines will hurt the economy some more and risk delaying recovery, London-based Capital Economics said. "The

137 Pinoys in the US die of COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
A total of 137 Filipinos in the United States, including 18 me­dical front-liners, have died of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Philippine Ambassador to Washington Jose

Makati releases P364 million in one day as financial aid for residents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
The Makati City government released P364 million in one day for distribution to residents affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement issued on

One-third of humans could live in hottest Sahara conditions by 2070, study says
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
The World Economic Forum warned that one-third of the world's population could be living in locations as hot as the Sahara desert in the next 50 years if world leaders don't take "decisive action" on climate change.

SpaceX has released a Crew Dragon simulator for public use
Mashable - 2020-05-13
Houston, we have a space simulator.

This 3D printed cabin is made from dying ash trees -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-05-13
Beautiful and environmentally friendly.

Coronavirus latest: US stocks plunge on Fed chair's grim outlook
NIKKEI - 2020-05-13
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated ... The city has 1,051 confirmed infections. 6:05 p.m. The Philippines reports 268 new infections, up from 264 yesterday, bringing the total to 11,618 with 772 deaths. 5:47 p.m. Indonesia announces 689 new cases, the biggest daily spike so far.

Kickstarter is reducing its workforce by 39% through layoffs and voluntary buyouts as crowdfunding projects plummet during the pandemic
Business Insider - 2020-05-13
The crowdfunding website, which had been considering layoffs for weeks, will give employees several months' pay and healthcare per a union agreement.

Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford fitted to serve 1,000 more personnel
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed readiness projects to board 1,000 personnel for an upcoming assignment, the Navy said on Wednesday.

Citizen scientist discovers a new comet
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
A new comet was discovered by a citizen scientist analyzing online photographs taken from a satellite, NASA announced on Wednesday.

New MRI approach might speed diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
Measuring glucose levels in the brain by magnetic resonance imaging could lead to earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

CSC warns: Examinees of canceled March 15 test not automatically passed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Wednesday warned of a fake message circulating that registered examinees of its canceled test, which was originally scheduled for March

Anal leakage: Symptoms, causes, and remedies
Medical News Today - 2020-05-13
Anal leakage, or fecal incontinence, can cause stool to leak from the anus. Possible causes include diarrhea, nerve damage, and hemorrhoids. Learn more here.

Intel releases 27 Comet Lake vPro processors with mandatory hardware shield
ZDNet - 2020-05-13
Intel has released its latest batch of 14-nanometre chips. In this case, it is a collection of Comet Lake CPUs consisting of mobile and 18 desktop chips -- a mix of Core and Xeon chips -- all bearing the vPro badge.

Uber to require drivers, riders to wear masks around the world
Reuters - 2020-05-13
Uber Technologies, Inc. on Wednesday said it will require drivers, delivery workers and riders globally to wear a mask as countries around the world begin easing restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

US formally accuses China of hacking US entities working on COVID-19 research
ZDNet - 2020-05-13
The US government has formally accused China today of orchestrating cyber-attacks against US companies working on COVID-19 research. The accusations were levied in a joint stateme

Bankrupt OneWeb seeks DoD financing to keep assets from Chinese purchase
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
Bankrupt satellite company OneWeb could get Defense Department funding, a Space Force official said while warning China to stay away from the company's assets.

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