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18 inmates, 1 jail employee test positive for COVID-19 in Zambo
philstar.com - 2020-05-02
At least 18 individuals deprived of liberty and a jail staff member of the City Reformatory Center tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the local Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 said Friday.

Philippines says total coronavirus cases nearing 9,000
Reuters - 2020-05-02
The Philippines said on Saturday it has recorded 156 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 24 more deaths, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 8,928 and the fatalities to 603.

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to clear May Day protest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
Hong Kong police used pepper spray Friday night to disperse more than 100 protesters singing and chanting pro-democracy slogans in a shopping mall. The demonstrators sang the

Nintendo Switch and 'Animal Crossing' are quarantine bestsellers. Here's why
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-02
People are playing more video games than before, but one console is markedly more popular than the others. The Nintendo Switch has been in high demand during the pandemic, selling out on multiple websites.

DILG: Cash aid reaches 61% of beneficiaries
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-02
The government has distributed cash assistance to about 61% of the 18 million low-income families targeted under the social amelioration program, with six days to go before the deadline, the Interior Department reported on Saturday.

Tugade tells CAAP, authorities to consider opening airports in areas under GCQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-02
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has told the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and other airport officials to consider opening airports in areas under general community quarantine.

BIR further extends 2019 ITR-filing, payment deadline to June 14
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
With the community quarantine again extended in some areas until May 15, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has further pushed back tax-filing and payment deadlines even as

POGOs are not BPO firms, industry group says
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-02
Business process outsourcing companies reject the government's comparison of their operations with offshore gaming firms in the country that are now being allowed to resume activities.

Muslims in Jerusalem pray outdoors amid virus lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
Muslims in Jerusalem are praying outside in small groups during the holy month of Ramadan as measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic remain in place, including a halt to

Justice Leonen to Bar takers: Use time to study with postponement of 2020 Bar
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is advising aspiring takers of the next Bar examination to use the time given by the exam's postponement for their review

Old model jeepneys allowed to operate in GCQ areas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Saturday said that old jeepneys are allowed to operate in areas placed under general community quarantine (GCQ). However, DOTr

80-year-old man is Lipa's 9th recovered COVID-19 patient
philstar.com - 2020-05-02
An 80-year-old man from Plantacion Meridienne in Barangay Sampaguita here has recovered from the novel coronavirus disease, Mayor Eric Africa said.

In photos: Seoul raises bar in showing gratitude to health professionals
philstar.com - 2020-05-02
South Korea's capital city was not satisfied with the idea of making noise and clapping for its health care workers facing constant danger in an effort to control and contain the deadly 2019 coronavirus.

Zarate hints of political pressure in Pogos reopening amid COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
Was there "strong pressure" from political backers of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) behind their resumption of operations amid the quarantine being enforced

Task force extends strict quarantine policy in Albay, Zamboanga City
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-02
Strict quarantine rules will remain in Albay province and Zamboanga City as approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Disease, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Saturday.

Gov't allows POGOs to partially reopen amid community quarantine
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-02
Essential ito kasi we need revenues. Revenue-generating. Employment-generating. But with no threat in spreading COVID-19,' PAGCOR Chairman Andrea Domingo says.

POGOs are not BPO firms, industry group says
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-02
Business process outsourcing companies reject the government's comparison of their operations with offshore gaming firms in the country that are now being allowed to resume activities.

When overall demand slows down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
After crossing over to consultancy work more than a decade ago, I was invited to deliver a challenging lecture to a select group of developers operating in Asia Pacific. The topic assigned to me

Health official says US missed some chances to slow virus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
The U.S. government was slow to understand how much coronavirus was spreading from Europe, which helped drive the acceleration of outbreaks across the nation, a top health official

Parts of Visayas, Mindanao to have cloudy skies with chance of rain due to ITCZ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Parts of the Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with a chance of rain due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), the state weather bureau said Saturday.

NASA begs spectators for astronaut launch: Please stay home!
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
NASA and SpaceX on Friday urged everyone to stay home for the first home launch of astronauts in nearly a decade because of the coronavirus pandemic. Top officials

US allows emergency use of drug shown to help virus recovery
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster.  It is the first drug shown to help

Some LGUs on GCQ keep border control rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
A number of provinces and cities that were supposed to transition to general community quarantine (GCQ) on Labor Day have opted to maintain some aspects of the strict lockdown guidelines, fearing

Lawmakers warn: Pogo reopening a health risk
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
A key congressional ally of President Duterte and several other lawmakers are strongly opposing the resumption of work, even on a limited scale, at Philippine offshore gaming operator (Pogo)

DA expands online services
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is expanding its services through online-driven platforms to address the new landscape for buying and selling agricultural products. The agency has pushed new

Ecozone firms extend more than P110M to fight COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Companies registered with the Economic Zone Authority (Peza) have made more than P110 million worth of donations, the investment promotion agency said in a statement. A total of 137

DOF extends deadline to pay local taxes, fees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
All local government units (LGUs)--provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays--have been ordered to extend until June 25 the payment deadlines of all taxes, fees and charges that fell due

Robinsons Land aims for P20B from fresh retail bond offer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Gokongwei-led property developer Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) plans to raise as much as P20 billion from a new retail bond offering in order to boost its war chest for expansion over the medium

Megaworld income hit P17.9B in 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Andrew Tan-led property deve­loper Megaworld Corp. posted P17.9 billion worth of attribu­table net income in 2019, up by 18 percent from the previous year, driven by higher earnings from its

Telco personnel get front-liner status, eligible for RapidPass
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued guidelines for the easy movement of telecommunications and internet infrastructure personnel amid the coronavirus pandemic. The movement

Co-ops to pay for electricity bills of 3 million customers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
All 121 electric cooperatives supervised by the National Electrification Administration will shell out an initial P365 million to cover the electricity bills of three million customers incurred during

UP team bares 3 minimum health standards to flatten the curve
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
With COVID-19 cases declining in major areas in Luzon, a team of professors from the University of the Philippines said three minimum health safeguards have to be met first to sustain the flattening

Company registration easier under new SEC rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to relax the registration requirements of domestic corporations to help ease doing business in the country. "By easing the requirements for

Opportunities, recommendations for property stakeholders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Colliers International Philippines organized a webinar on April 29 to present updates on the Philippine property market. Close to 500 stakeholders from the property sector dialed in. Our

Mass gatherings still prohibited under GCQ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Essential work gatherings and religious activities will still be prohibited in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) in order to prevent further transmission of the novel coronavirus. Malacañang said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF ) on Emerging Infectious Diseases reconsidered its decision to ease rules on mass gatherings in GCQ ...

P200-M worth of fake cigarettes seized in Valenzuela
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Authorities seized on Thursday about P200 million worth of fake cigarettes in Valenzuela City as unscrupulous traders tried to fill the gap left by dwindling supply of tax-paid sticks amid the

Creating a new normal for work-life integration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
It has been over a month since the government enforced a Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. For a number of Filipinos, it has been over a month of home quarantine and we are beginning or are

CSC suspends applications for exams
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended the applications for the Aug. 9 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test, both for professional and subprofessional levels. The application

300 hospitals, clinics get medical equipment, supplies from NGCP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Power transmission grid operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) will turn over medical equipment and supplies to about 300 hospitals and local health units in cities and towns across

104 cases of attacks vs health workers recorded
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
At least 104 incidents of attacks against front-line health workers have been recorded for the last six weeks of the enhanced community quarantine, a joint task force said on Friday. Joint Task

The best electric kettles for your next tea party
Mashable - 2020-05-01
They say a watched pot never boils so maybe it's time for an electric kettle.

Amazon doesn't expect to get paid for $400 million worth of last quarter's contracts, primarily for AWS, due to coronavirus-led downturn
Business Insider - 2020-05-01
The change is another sign of Amazon's cloud customers feeling the pinch as the coronavirus outbreak puts a deeper strain on the economy.

How Reuters journalists reported on cyber-intel firms pitching governments on spy tools to track coronavirus
Reuters - 2020-05-01
This week, a Reuters special report revealed how a cyber-intelligence company from Israel and other firms are pitching governments to use spy tools to help trace coronavirus.

16 must-see movies and shows coming to Netflix this summer
Mashable - 2020-05-01
Get the popcorn ready!

Tesla stock tanks after Musk tweets price is 'too high'
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
(CNN) -- Tesla's stock price dropped sharply Friday, minutes after CEO Elon Musk tweeted "Tesla stock price is too high, IMO." Tesla's stock had been trading at about $760 a share then, after Musk's 11:11 am Tweet, plummeted to below $700 a share within minutes before rebounding slightly. By midday, the stock was down 8%. The tweet came amidst ...

Fertility Clinics Stay Open Despite Unclear Guidelines
New York Times - 2020-05-01
Many providers have continued seeing patients through the pandemic, forcing them to choose between clients and staff safety.

Neurologists Dust Off Their Stethoscopes, Join COVID Front Lines
Medscape - 2020-05-01
Neurologists are rallying, particularly in areas hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, to join other care teams on the frontline of the COVID-19 response.

IBM's Call for Code competition has tackled some of the world's most pressing challenges. Now it's taking on COVID-19 and climate change.
Business Insider - 2020-05-01
Problem solvers worldwide can submit ideas to the Call for Code challenge through July. IBM will work with winners to scale and implement their ideas.

Google rolls out new AI-powered product for banks processing PPP loans
ZDNet - 2020-05-01
The PPP Lending AI solution is designed for lending institutions that have been overwhelmed by loan applications from small businesses seeking COVID-19 pandemic relief.

Jail officer, 18 inmates positive for coronavirus in Zamboanga City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
A jail officer and 18 inmates at the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center has tested positive for coronavirus that causes COVID-19, authorities said. City information officer Sheila

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