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COVID-19 cases in PH break 10,000 mark, as DOH records highest single-day increase in a month
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
The number of coronavirus disease cases in the country surpasses the 10,000 mark, as the Department of Health records 320 new cases--the highest single-day increase in a month.

Disney to see at least $1.4 billion impact from coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
Disney shares swung down some 3% in after-hours trade following the earnings for the company which has the largest Hollywood film studios, cruise and theme park operations and the ABC television

Coronavirus infects 38 more Filipinos abroad; total number rises to 1,905
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
The total number of Filipinos abroad who have been infected with the coronavirus rose to 1,905 as 38 more contracted the respiratory disease, the Department of Foreign Affairs

Philippine lawmakers vow to get broadcast giant ABS-CBN back on air
Reuters - 2020-05-06
Philippine legislators pushed on Wednesday to get the country's biggest broadcaster back on air, amid widespread shock and dismay over an order by the industry regulator for the station to cease operations after its 25-year licence expired.

Farm output drops in Q1 on lower rice, fish production - PSA
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
Farm output was off to rocky start in 2020 with cuts in harvests of rice, corn and fish, the Philippine Statistics Authority reports.

Suspension of inbound flights to be lifted earlier -- Galvez
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
Overseas Filipino workers and other passengers flying in from abroad will be allowed entry to the country beginning Friday -- or earlier than originally announced -- an official said.

Farm output drops in Q1 on lower rice, fish production - PSA
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 6) - Farm output was off to rocky start in 2020 with lower harvests of rice, corn and fish, the Philippine Statistics Authority said Wednesday. Agricultural production dropped by 1.2 percent in the first quarter, reversing a slight 0.4 percent increase in harvests during the same period in 2019. This is the ...

Sans pandemic impact, agriculture still dives in first quarter - 2020-05-06
The farm sector took a dive in the first quarter due to low crop harvests and fishing ban meant to allow fishing locations to recover.

Dip in March exports, imports blamed on pandemic-disrupted supply chain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
Global and domestic supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which limited movement not only of people but also of goods, inflicted a sharp drop in the

Philippines' Coronavirus Infections Top 10,000: Ministry
New York Times - 2020-05-06
The Philippines' coronavirus infections have broken past the 10,000 mark, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Asia stocks higher after Wall Street gains on recovery hopes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
Asian stock markets gained Wednesday as hopes for a global economic recovery rose after more governments eased anti-virus controls. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Southeast Asian markets followed Wall

Singapore to propose post-corona protocol for Asean
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
JAKARTA -- Once the COVID-19 pandemic shows a downward trajectory and countries in Asean region starts to reopen, Singapore will likely propose a new protocol that would allow for a cross-border

Europe's leading global airline is losing $1 million an hour and needs a bailout
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
Lufthansa is locked in crunch talks with the German government on the terms of a rescue deal, as it fights to avoid bankruptcy while keeping state influence at bay.

Airbnb is laying off 25% of its employees
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
Airbnb is laying off about 25% of its workforce as the coronavirus pandemic upends the travel industry and threatens the company's core business.

Trading of ABS-CBN shares suspended after shutdown ordered by govt.
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
CBN were placed by the local bourse on a trading halt Wednesday, a day after the network signed off to comply with the National Telecommunications Commission's cease and desist order.

MPIC sees lower quarterly profits for the first time in its history
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
For the first time in its corporate history, businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan-led infrastructure holding firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp. saw a year-on-year decline in quarterly profit as

SE Asia Stocks-Singapore gains; Philippines falls on profit-taking, poor exports
Reuters - 2020-05-06
Singapore shares gained the most in Southeast Asia on Wednesday, supported by the industrial sector, while Philippine stocks dropped more than 1% on profit-taking and dismal exports data. Financial markets around the world have been caught this month between grim economic figures and worries about worsening U.

ABS-CBN workers deemed 'still employed' despite network shutdown --DOLE - 2020-05-06
CBN has around 11,000 employees, but this include people working in subsidiaries including ABS-CBN Convergence Inc. whose franchise also expired last March but interestingly, was granted by NTC provisional authority to operate.

SEC tracks 5 new investment scammers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has exposed a new set of entities enticing people to put hard-earned money into illegal investment schemes with the promise of high returns over a

Duterte can't reverse NTC order on ABS-CBN shutdown - Malacañang
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
President Rodrigo Duterte cannot reverse the National Telecommunications Commission's controversial order on the shutdown of media giant ABS-CBN's broadcast operations, his spokesperson said.

COVID-19 could keep theaters shut for a year, producers warn - 2020-05-06
While the outlook is bleak for live theatre, the major US chain Cinemark believes cinemas can weather the storm -- and any recession that might follow. "Historically the exhibition industry has ...

Galvez: 19 repatriated OFWs test positive for coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
At least 19 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were tested positive for the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 that

'Neutral President': Congress can vote on ABS-CBN franchise without fear, Duterte spox says
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-06
Simula pa po hindi naman siya nanghihimasok at nagdidikta. Sana po makarating ang mensahe sa mga kaalyado ni President sa Kongreso,' President Duterte's spokesperson says.

PSE suspends trading on ABSCBN
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) suspended trading of common shares and depositary receipts of ABSCBN Corp. on Wednesday as the broadcasting giant went off the air following a shutdown order

'Project Balik Buhay' to balance health, livelihood woes amid COVID-19
Gov - 2020-05-06
He said the government alone cannot solve the health and livelihood woes of the people and a strong partnership between the public and private sector is vital in countering the adverse effects of the pandemic. The cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu ...

Health workers are given utmost protection - DOH-10
Gov - 2020-05-06
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 6 (PIA) - Dr. Adriano P. Suba-an, the Department of Health (DOH)-10 regional director told the press that they are doing their best to protect the health workers of the region as they aim to flatten the curve of the coronavirus ...

Pagasa monitors LPA east-southeast of GenSan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-06
The LPA was last spotted at 1,640 kilometers east southeast of General Santos City, Pagasa weather specialist Ariel Rojas said in a 4 a.m. weather update. He said it may enter PAR by Friday and ...

Disney announces its Shanghai park will begin phased reopening next week
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-05
Disney said it will begin a phased reopening of its Shanghai theme park next week, a move that comes at the same time the company reported significant losses due to the closure of its parks worldwide.

DTI issues list of allowed sectors to work during ECQ and GCQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-05
The Department of Trade and Industry releases its guidelines on what companies are allowed to operate during the enhanced community quarantine and general community quarantine.

Philippine govt shuts down top media firm
The Straits Times - 2020-05-05
Philippine regulators yesterday shut down the country's largest media company and a frequent target of President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades, a day after its 25-year congressional franchise expired.. Read more at straitstimes.

Community radio reporter gunned down in Dumaguete
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-05
Dumaguete-based community radio reporter Cornelio Pepino, popularly known as Rex Cornelio, was shot dead by two unidentified men in Barangay Daro, Dumaguete City.

DENR urged: Shield Romblon monkeys from trappers, lab experiments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
Animal rights advocates have urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to refuse any permits seeking to trap wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca

SC Justice Andres Reyes Jr. retiring May 11
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr. is retiring on May 11 after nearly three years on the bench. Reyes, whose judicial career spanned 33 years, will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Reyes to the high court on July 13, 2017. Before this, Reyes had been ...

Año orders PNP to look into COVID-19 cash aid irregularities
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to investigate alleged irregularities in the distribution of cash aid from the

Duterte wants health professionals to remain in the country
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
President Duterte wants Filipino health-care workers to stay put while the world grapples with the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. In a televised address on Monday night, the President

LRT 1 extension project resumes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
The Light Rail Transit 1 extension to Cavite province has restarted "limited works" after the government allowed railway projects to resume amid strict quarantine measures. Light Rail Manila Corp.

Tolentino seeks staggered payments of utility bills
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
Sen. Francis Tolentino on Tuesday introduced a measure allowing staggered payments of utility bills to help people financially burdened during a state of calamity such as the new coronavirus pandemic. Under Senate Bill No. 1473, or the Three-Gives Law, Tolentino said public utilities, such as water and electric distributors, should allow ...

Here's what you need to know about 'murder hornets'
Mashable - 2020-05-05
They're big and they're scary.

Airbnb expects revenues to be slashed by more than half this year, CEO says
Business Insider - 2020-05-05
Airbnb expects 2020 revenues to be less than half of what they were in 2019, even once travel resumes, because of fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tom Cruise and NASA team up to shoot a movie in space
Mashable - 2020-05-05
Tom Cruise could be going to space. Really. On Tuesday, NASA Administrator Representative Jim Bridenstine confirmed rumors that the Academy Award nominee and Top Gun star is working with agency scientists and engineers to produce a project from the International Space Station -- reportedly an action adventure to be the first ever narrative movie filmed in space.

Arista Networks beats Q1 expectations, guidance light
ZDNet - 2020-05-05
Arista Networks published better-than-expected first quarter financial results on Wednesday despite a steep decline in year-over-year revenue. The networking player reported earnings of $138.4 million,

Medical scholarship bill among Senate priorities amid COVID-19 pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
As the country continued to grapple with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Tuesday the upper chamber would prioritize

Streaming remains lone bright spot as Disney prepares for an unprecedented fight
The Verge - 2020-05-05
Disney has repeatedly shown that it is exceptionally resilient, bolstered by the quality of our storytelling and the strong affinity consumers have for our brands, which is evident in the extraordinary response to Disney Plus since its launch last November.

Shell PH suspending Batangas refinery operations for 1 month
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. will shut down its refinery operations in Batangas for a month starting mid-May as demand for petroleum products declined drastically due to the lockdown imposed by the

New Angiotensin Studies in COVID-19 Give More Reassurance
Medscape - 2020-05-05
A deluge of new data does not suggest harm with ACE inhibitors and angiotensin blockers in COVID-19 rates or outcomes but suggests possible differential effects of the two drug classes.

Rick Bright, Former Top Vaccine Scientist, Files Whistleblower Complaint
NPR - 2020-05-05
Bright says he was removed from his post as a high-ranking federal scientist focused on vaccines because of his reluctance to promote drugs such as hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients.

EA sees full-year revenue above estimates as home-sheltering boosts gaming
Reuters - 2020-05-05
Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc forecast full-year adjusted revenue above Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, driven by higher sales in its major franchises like "FIFA" and "Apex Legends" as broader videogame sales rose with people staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where does the market go from here?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
It has been over a month since the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) suffered its worst meltdown in history, losing over 700 points in a single day due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the

April inflation down; BSP easing seen
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
Inflation eased to a five-month low of 2.2 percent in April as transport costs plunged following the enhanced community quarantine that limited mobility and the slide in global oil prices, but food

What are the different types of diabetes?
Medical News Today - 2020-05-05
There are three well known types of diabetes. Learn more about each type, including their symptoms, causes, and risk factors here.

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