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GOCC subsidies reach P10.49 billion in February
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The national government extended P10.49 billion in subsidies to state-owned corporations in February to provide funding support to their programs and projects, according to the Bureau of the Treasury.

Sailors hurt in Alcaraz fire in stable condition
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
Two sailors who were injured when the BRP Ramon Alcaraz caught fire as it was sailing through the Indian Ocean last week are now in stable condition.

11 held for quarantine breach
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
Eleven men were arrested for violating quarantine rules in separate areas in Cagayan on Saturday. The men were held for playing basketball and for not wearing face masks. Of the 11, eight were arrested in Barangay Amunitan in Gonzaga town,

Pinoys go digital
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas recorded a sharp drop in ATM transactions as more Filipinos embraced online and digital transactions amid the extended enhanced community quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Voyager to resume search for new investors once situation improves
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
Voyager Innovations Inc., the digital innovations arm of telco giant PLDT Inc., intends to resume its search for new strategic and financial investors once the current situation brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic improves.

Long and winding road
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
ECQ, then you belong to the essential work force group unlike actors, artists, musicians and singers. As the nation transitions from ECQ to GCQ, those who work for the entertainment industry would have to find workarounds so they may still earn a living.

Exporters to solons: pass stimulus bill ASAP
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
EXPORTERS are pleading with lawmakers to approve within May the multibillion-peso stimulus bill filed in Congress, citing the desperate need for a rescue for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) after two months of Covid-induced lockdowns disrupted operations.

DOF: Drivers tamed, inflation benign
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
THE Department of Finance (DOF) believes inflation will remain benign in the coming months as the usual drivers of price increases will have minimal impact due to the lockdown and "new normal." In an economic bulletin,

DWIZ marks 29th year
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
DWIZ 882 continues to make progress to reach a wider audience and disseminate quality news and current affairs nationwide through its crisp and clear broadcast that is powered by a 50,000-watt transmitter.

Vaccine drive falters, DOH vows catch-up
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
LESS than 10 percent of targeted children were immunized against the usual top killer diseases, as some areas in the country are placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or general community quarantine (GCQ),

Nearly 2,000 healthcare workers have contracted Covid-19; cases at 10,794
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
ALMOST 2,000 healthcare workers (HCWs) have been infected with Covid-19 as the total number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 10,794.The Department of Health said on Sunday that 1,991 or 19 percent of the confirmed cases are HCWs with 544 recoveries and 34 deathsOf the total number of

Comelec suspends hearings
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
THE Commission on Elections has suspended all of its hearings amid the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in some parts of the country. "All hearings, preliminary conferences and marking of exhibits shall be suspended and thereafter rescheduled,

Robredo helps Quezon City vendors, trike drivers
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The office of Vice President Leni Robredo, in partnership with the Quezon City government, will launch this week a project, which seeks to help market vendors and tricycle drivers who lost their income due to the enhanced community quarantine or ECQ.

Marikina registers lowest COVID-19 transmission
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
Marikina has recorded the lowest transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 cases among cities in Metro Manila, the local government announced yesterday.

DAR extends suspension of adjudication proceedings
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The Department of Agrarian Reform has extended the suspension of the operation of its adjudication board in areas that are still under enhanced community quarantine.

Ambo seen to bring rains over Mindanao
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
A low-pressure area spotted east of Mindanao yesterday intensified into tropical depression Ambo and is expected to dump heavy rains on some parts of the island in the next 24 hours.

Philippine peso, the strongest currency in EM
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The Philippine peso continues to diverge against most emerging market (EM) currencies, which we first noted back in February (see Contrasting currency moves caused by COVID-19, Feb. 17). Investors have recently sought the haven of the US dollar amidst the coronavirus threat,

Uninterrupted supply chain necessary to keep prices down
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
Inflation may ease further in the coming months as long as the supply chain of basic commodities remains uninterrupted amid the enhanced community quarantine , according to Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran.

MVP Group optimistic businesses to remain strong
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The MVP Group expects its water, telecommunications and power businesses to remain strong amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, but needs to reexamine its other businesses to enable the group to remain strong despite the health crisis.

Earnings of Philippine banks up 9.3% to P60 billion in Q1
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
Earnings of Philippine banks increased by 9.3 percent to P59.66 billion in the first quarter from P54.59 billion in the same quarter last year despite higher provisioning to prepare for the onslaught of bad loans due to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

ECQ or GCQ: Metro Manila mayors divided
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The mayors of 16 cities and a municipality in Metro Manila are divided on whether to lift the enhanced community quarantine or ECQ when it lapses on May 15.

LTFRB allows only 29 bus routes on EDSA
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
From the previous 61 bus routes along EDSA, the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board will allow only 29 routes for passenger buses along the major thoroughfare once the enhanced community quarantine is lifted.

Philippine faces more credit downgrades
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The Philippines is facing more downgrades from international credit rating agencies in the coming months as the economic fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be felt in the coming years.

Index may trade sideways
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index may trade sideways this week, hovering around the 5,600 level as market investors continue to look for better indicators on the direction of the economy,

Cusi to seek joint exploration talks with China in West Phl Sea
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi wants to further discuss joint exploration efforts in the West Philippine Sea with his Chinese counterparts once the enhanced community quarantine is lifted.

DOH issues tips vs heat stroke
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
With temperatures rising this summer, the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday issued some tips to prevent heat stroke and severe exhaustion.

The new normal in taxation
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
Part One Government, in particular the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC), faces great challenges in its tax collection efforts. The enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and lockdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in economic slowdown (or even a meltdown) and massive loss of

A virtual Flores de Mayo 2020
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
AFTER its spectacular 40th anniversary in 2019, it will be a rather sedate observance this year of the Flores de Mayo. Spearheaded by the Congregacion del Nombre de Jesus, the festival was held in recent years at the SM Mall of Asia,

Filinvest exec: Pandemic to change property sector
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic will change the behavior of consumers and also property sellers in the country, as office developers may reverse its densification strategy and allocate more open spaces,

UFC back in action!
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
Kicks, punches and grunts echoed through the empty arena. Coaches, commentators and camera clicks resonated like never before. Blood, sweat, swollen eyelids and face masks signaled the return of UFC,

Economic costs of virus lockdown
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-10
WE are two months into the lockdown of the National Capital Region and it is time to look beyond the health issues. We know what the health "body count" is with more than 10,000 cases of Covid-19 and some 700 deaths.

Higher ECQ power demand, summer heat cause outages
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
Several residential areas within the Meralco franchise area have experienced isolated power interruptions lasting for a few minutes to hours as distribution facilities succumbed to hot weather and ...

Duterte to give decision on ECQ on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-10
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to decide on Monday whether or not to extend the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other areas with a large number of COVID-19 cases. Duterte is expected to address the issue during his weekly televised briefing,

Dennis Uy denies intending to acquire ABS-CBN
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-10
Holding company Udenna Corporation has no plans to acquire ABS-CBN, its chairman and CEO Dennis Uy clarifies in a statement.

DepEd sets guidelines for summer classes amid COVID-19 pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 10) - The Department of Education sets guidelines for those planning to have summer classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a memorandum released on Sunday, the department said remedial, enrichment and advancement classes for summer 2020 shall start on May 11, and shall end after the completion of the six ...

World Health Organization to launch coronavirus symptom checking app
Digital Trends - 2020-05-10
The World Health Organization will soon launch its own app for people to check their coronavirus symptoms, and it will be available to world governments.

Three members of White House coronavirus task force to self-quarantine
UPI.com - 2020-05-10
Three members of the White House coronavirus task force will self-quarantine because of possible exposure to another member of the Trump administration, officials said.

Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission
Phys.org - 2020-05-10
They prepared for icy cold and trained to be on the watch for polar bears, but a pandemic just wasn't part of the program.

5G 'iPhone 12 Pro' could have 120Hz ProMotion display
AppleInsider - 2020-05-10
The "iPhone 12 Pro" will include a 120Hz ProMotion display, a rumor claims, with annual fall iPhone refresh also anticipated to have an improved Face ID system and an upgraded telephoto zoom on the back.

Bayan Muna, govt anti-communist task force clash over ABS-CBN shutdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-10
Bayan Muna and the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) on Sunday traded barbs over the ABS-CBN shutdown issue. Bayan Muna Rep. Ferdinand

Infections rise in Asia; Obama bashes Trump on virus actions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-10
China and South Korea reported new spikes Sunday in coronavirus cases, setting off fresh concerns in countries where outbreaks had been in dramatic decline, and new protests

With fewer humans to fear, flamingos flock to Albania lagoon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-10
Home confinement rules have upset some people in Albania, but humans getting their wings clipped during the coronavirus pandemic has allowed flamingos and other birds to

Eric Schmidt ends 19-year tenure at Google
AppleInsider - 2020-05-10
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is no longer working with the company, ceasing to be an advisor to the search giant in February 20 months after leaving Alphabet's board of directors.

Coronavirus infects almost 2,000 healthcare workers -- DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-10
A total of 1,991 healthcare workers have been infected with the novel coronavirus, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Sunday. This constitutes nearly 19 percent of the

International flights at NAIA start tomorrow
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
The NOTAM does not cover enroute flights experiencing emergency, ferry flights/cargo flights, air ambulance and medical supplies flights, government/military flights, weather mitigation flights ...

QCPD headquarters under lockdown after personnel contracted COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-10
The Quezon City Police District in Camp Karingal has been placed under a three-day lockdown, after its personnel tested positive for the coronavirus infection, authorities said Sunday.

What the Disney guest experience could look like when parks reopen in US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-10
Capped visitor numbers, virtual queues and screening measures are some of the changes in store for guests of Disney theme parks and resorts.

DFA: No new COVID-19 cases, deaths among overseas Filipinos recorded for the first time
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-10
The Department of Foreign Affairs did not record any additional coronavirus cases and fatalities among Filipinos on Sunday, the first time since it started reporting on nationals affected by the disease.

Turkey reports lowest daily COVID-19 deaths in over a month
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-10
Turkey on Friday reported 48 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours -- the lowest number of daily fatalities in more than a month.

Accountability sought over NTF-ELCAC 'black propaganda' vs ABS-CBN, Rappler's Ressa
philstar.com - 2020-05-10
In 2019, a Social Weather Stations nationwide survey found that 51% of Filipinos agreed that it is "dangerous" to print or broadcast anything critical of the administration, even if it is the truth.

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