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Pagasa: LPA approaching Visayas, Mindanao; hot Sunday due
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The low pressure area (LPA) off Davao City is less likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and ...

Magnitude 5.4 quake off Occidental Mindoro shakes Metro Manila - 2020-05-10
A tectonic earthquake off the coast of Lubang in Occidental Mindoro with a magnitude of 5.4 was felt all the way to Metro Manila and some areas in Calabarzon.

COVID-19 death toll in PH surpasses 700, cases now at 10,610
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-09
Over 700 people in the country have died from the coronavirus disease, the Department of Health reported, as cases reached 10,610 on Saturday.

Hot mommas in the kitchen
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
Today is for our moms. I would like to greet all mothers today: To my gorgeous mother Carmelita; my Inquirer Business mother Tina Arceo-Dumlao; for the Catholics, a special shout out, too, to

EU donates tablets to city jails for online visitations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The European Union (EU) will donate multimedia tablets to jails in Quezon, Davao, Cebu, Angeles, Bacolod and Naga cities so inmates can communicate with their families and

Demand rises for PH abaca as raw material for PPE
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
Unknown to many, a raw material sourced from a type of banana plant, Musa textilis, is now in high demand due to the global shortage of one of the most important tools against

Año: Metro Manila mayors recommendation a 'big factor' in deciding on quarantine policy
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-09
The decision of Metro Manila mayors on the scheduled easing of restrictions will have weight on the recommendation of the task force dealing with the coronavirus and the final decision of President Rodrigo Duterte,

BRP Ramon Alcaraz catches fire in Indian Ocean
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
The Philippine cutter, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, caught fire in the Indian Ocean on Thursday evening when it was en route to Manila after a mission in Oman. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on

COVID-19 in ICE Facilities Could Overwhelm Local ICUs, Study Finds
Medscape - 2020-05-09
Results from a new modeling study, along with news of the first reported death of an ICE detainee, increase concerns among experts who fear local hospitals may be unable to care for those who need it.

Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks Occidental Mindoro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked Occiental Mindoro in the early hours of Sunday. The quake struck at 3:18 a.m. at 31 km northeast of Lubang Island at a depth of 85 km,

Microsoft adds protection against Reply-All email storms in Office 365
ZDNet - 2020-05-09
Topic Microsoft rolled out this week a new feature to Office 365 customers to help their IT staff detect and stop " Reply-All email storms ." The term refers to situations when employees use the Reply-All option in mass-mailed emails,

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Test
NPR - 2020-05-09
The agency announced approval for the diagnostic method on Saturday. Cheaper and easier to administer than genetic tests for the virus, it could potentially expand to daily testing of millions.

Startups Weekly: SEC temporarily loosens crowdfunding regulations on small companies
TechCrunch - 2020-05-09
A specific type of small startup has a window to raise crowdfunding in a somewhat less regulated way than normally required in the US based on a temporary set of rule changes by the SEC announced this week.

P1 million shabu seized in Quezon - 2020-05-09
More than 50 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P1 million were seized in anti-narcotics operations in this city on Friday night.

Cagayan lifts ban on liquor sale - 2020-05-09
Drinking in public places is still banned, but sale and consumption of liquor has been allowed in Cagayan. Gov. Manuel Mamba issued an executive order lifting the ban after the province shifted to general community quarantine on May 1.

ADB-funded COVID testing lab to start operations - 2020-05-09
A new laboratory for testing COVID-19 infections in Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in San Fernando City, Pampanga will start operations today, the Asian Development Bank said.

Nickel Asia earnings plummet on virus hit - 2020-05-09
Nickel Asia Corp. saw its net income for the first quarter decline by 74 percent to P68.8 million as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic takes its toll on global markets.

Allianz to fast-track coronavirus claims - 2020-05-09
Bancassurance firm Allianz PNB Life Insurance Inc. has committed to fast-track the processing of claims related to the coronavirus disease 2019.

The Week That Wasn't in COVID-19: Urine, Preclinical Vaccine, Recovery Stories
Medscape - 2020-05-09
This week in COVID-19 news, researchers found SARS-CoV-2 in an infected patient's urine, an Italian biotech company said its vaccine candidates showed promising preclinical results, and a couple of patients with COVID-19 and other diseases recovered from the infection.

Manila Water profit rises to P1.3 billion in Q1 - 2020-05-09
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. is slowly recovering after the supply mess last year with its net earnings rising by four percent to P1.27 billion in the first quarter.

AMLC-covered firms given more time to digitalize - 2020-05-09
Money Laundering Council is giving banks and other covered institutions more time to computerize customer records as it strengthens its campaign against money launderers and terrorist financing.

1st COVID swab mobile launched in Bacolod - 2020-05-09
The swab mobile is aimed at ensuring the protection of medical frontliners and avoid unnecessary movement of patients. We will test them wherever they are," Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said. The Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BFCCCI) turned over the swab mobile to the city government.

More banks waive remittance fees - 2020-05-09
More Philippine banks are helping ease the burden of Filipinos working and living abroad affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic by waiving transaction fees for remittances.

Smart backs Red Cross mobile app for tracing - 2020-05-09
PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications is supporting a new mobile application launched by the Philippine Red Cross to help health authorities in contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.

PCSO: Apply online for medical assistance - 2020-05-09
Applications for medical assistance in Metro Manila can only be done online starting tomorrow, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office said on Friday.

Amusement park industry prepares for new normal - 2020-05-09
The amusement park and attractions industry is eviewing its policies and procedures as it adapts to a new normal due to the coronavirus.

Caloocan village chief accused of SAP fund anomaly - 2020-05-09
A barangay captain in Caloocan has denied allegations hurled against him about irregularities in the distribution of the social amelioration program fund.

Northern Samar, Ifugao brace for returning residents - 2020-05-09
Local government units in Northern Samar and Ifugao are bracing for the return of their provincemates who were stranded in areas placed under enhanced community quarantine.

50 infected OFWs in New Clark City - 2020-05-09
Fifty overseas Filipino workers who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 were taken for treatment to the National Government Administrative Center building in New Clark City in Capas,

Philippine jails get medical, teleconferencing equipment - 2020-05-09
The European Union has provided detention facilities in the Philippines with P2.9 million worth of medical and teleconferencing equipment in support of efforts to address the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Cop missing as boat sinks off Antique - 2020-05-09
A police officer was reported missing while two of his colleagues and two Philippine Coast Guard personnel were rescued when their boat sank in the waters off Caluya town in Antique on Friday.

4 more COVID-19 cases at Bilibid - 2020-05-09
The New Bilibid Prison has recorded three more inmates and an employee as having tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019.

Villar: Backyard farming flourished during ECQ - 2020-05-09
Many Filipinos are practicing backyard gardening and now have a better appreciation and increased interest in growing their own food during the enhanced community quarantine, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday.

MVP Group vows to boost telco capacity amid crisis - 2020-05-09
Business titan Manuel V. Pangilinan said his group is working to expand its telecommunications capacity as it recognizes the importance of the technology during a severe crisis.

Declare now, pay later - 2020-05-09
To give credit where credit is due, the government has come up with several good financial stimulus programs for MSMEs.

How a woman changes - 2020-05-09
I clipped and kept this article taken from a magazine and I would like you to take a look at this.

Makeup sales take a hit as interests shift in the work-from-home era
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-09
People are staying at home and paying more attention to their health, prompting them to shift focus to their skincare rather than their makeup routines, they said. "With the stay-at-home order in effect since early March,

Former Google engineer asks court to dismiss lawsuit
The Verge - 2020-05-09
Former Google engineer James Damore, who sued Google in 2018 for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men, has asked a court to dismiss the suit, Bloomberg reported. The written request by Damore and three other men who joined his suit also was joined by Google.

PAGASA: Top heat index values for the year mostly recorded in May
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-09
The heat index provides the "apparent" temperature felt by the human body, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA. High air temperature and relative humidity lead to a high index value.

Recto says ABS CBN franchise renewal has majority support in Senate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
Senator Ralph Recto said on Saturday that ABS-CBN has majority support in the Senate as the broadcast giant bids to get back on air following National Telecommunications

2 more health workers added to COVID-19 cases in Bicol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol reported Saturday that two more health workers have contracted the coronavirus. A 48-year-old female nurse from Daraga town, who was tagged

New outbreaks in Germany, South Korea underline risk of easing up
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
Fresh coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses in Germany and new cases reported Saturday in South Korea linked to a man who had visited multiple nightclubs highlighted the challenges

Softbank-backed delivery startup Rappi is testing out robots for contactless delivery -- take a look
Business Insider - 2020-05-09
Rappi operates in several Latin American countries, and last year SoftBank invested one billion dollars into the startup.

Pagasa warns of heat cramps, exhaustion, stroke as heat index hits 50 °C
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
As blistering temperature persists across the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has warned the public about

Extend, lift or modify Metro Manila ECQ? Mayors leave it to IATF
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-09
After discussions that lasted more than four hours on Saturday, all the 17 mayors of Metro Manila agreed to make no specific recommendation on whether to lift or extend the enhanced community quarantine in the capital region.

In Latin America, face masks become a form of expression
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-09
Motifs showing up on masks are varied, often reflecting local cultures. There are lucha libre-themed masks in Mexico, logos of soccer clubs in Argentina, Batman characters in Peru and colorful swimsuit prints in Colombia.

Metro Manila mayors sent 3 options to IATF on quarantine - MMDA
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-09
THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said three options will be submitted to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Monday following the Metro Mayors Council (MMC) meeting on Saturday.

Naia facilitates 6 sweeper flights to ferry stranded passengers to their destinations
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-09
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) facilitated six sweeper flights mounted by several local and international carriers on Friday, airlifting stranded foreign passengers and Filipinos back to Manila from Cebu.

Certain types of construction work to be allowed under ECQ areas
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-09
SOME construction works could soon resume in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) under a new resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

Angara wants Mental Health Act amended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-09
Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill that seeks to amend the Mental Health Act and allow those who have mental illness immediate access to benefits provided for them under

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