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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.

Hospital ICUs Are Adapting To COVID-19 At 'Light Speed'
NPR - 2020-05-05
With COVID-19 becoming a critical focus in hospital intensive care units, nurses, doctors and other caregivers have had to shift gears to protect staff and save patients.

Three Months of COVID-19 May Mean 80,000 Missed Cancer Diagnoses
Medscape - 2020-05-05
Screening and monitoring tests for breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, and lung cancer have substantially decreased because of the pandemic.

ABS-CBN closure by NTC worsens labor problems caused by COVID-19 - CHR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-05
CBN, as ordered by the National Telecommunications Commission, would only aggravate the labor problems caused by COVID-19 lockdown, the Commission on Human

Tumblr now removes reblogs in violation of its hate-speech policy, not just the original posts
TechCrunch - 2020-05-05
Tumblr is making a change to how it deals with hate speech on its blogging platform. The company announced today it will also remove the reblogs (repostings) from any blogs that were suspended for violating its policies around hate speech.

Apple just announced when it's holding its biggest event of the year, which is happening virtually for the first time
Business Insider - 2020-05-05
Apple's WWDC conference starts June 22 and will be free for developers, the firm announced. Apple is expected to unveil big iPhone updates and more.

GCQ rules for malls, shopping centers out - 2020-05-05
The Department of Trade and Industry has issued guidelines for malls and shopping centers offering non-leisure products and services in areas under general community quarantine.

2 soldiers slain in Maguindanao - 2020-05-05
A manhunt for members of the Dawlah Islamiyah or Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters tagged in the killing of two soldiers in Datu Hoffer town on Sunday night is underway.

Inflation eases to 2.2% in April - 2020-05-05
Growth in consumer prices eased to a five-month low of 2.2 percent in April as the cost of fuel, transport and utilities softened, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday.

LRMC resumes LRT-1 Cavite extension works - 2020-05-05
Light Rail Manila Corp., the private operator of LRT-1, has resumed works on the 11.7-kilometer Cavite Extension Project after receiving the green light from the government.

GOCC dividends hit P129 billion as of April - 2020-05-05
State-owned corporations have remitted P129.45 billion in dividends to the national treasury in the first four months, the bulk of the amount was used to fund coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 response measures,

Philippines factory performance further drops in March - 2020-05-05
Domestic manufacturing activity declined in terms of volume and value in March even as most factories still operated at full or near full capacity, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.

Duterte says sorry to Ayalas, MVP
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-05
President Rodrigo R. Duterte announced he is now ready to talk with businessmen Fernando Zobel de Ayala and Manuel V. Pangilinan, as he acknowledged their contribution to national efforts in mitigating the Covid-19 crisis.

16,000 OFW repatriates to undergo PCR tests this week
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-05
The government is eyeing to complete this week the lab-based PCR (polymerase chain reaction)  testing of the 16,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to decongest quarantine facilities and accommodations  in Metro Manila.

Fitch revises PHL 2020 consumer spending outlook to 3.4 percent
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-05
Amid the financial stress induced by the coronavirus pandemic, Fitch Solutions has downgraded its household spending outlook for the Philippines to 3.4 percent this year--from 5.8 percent earlier--as consumers would likely to focus only on essentials like food and health-related expenses.

AIM harnesses internal and external collaborations to make a difference amidst COVID-19
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-05
The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and its various programs and departments demonstrated internal collaboration to address various aspects of the current crisis. AIM also initiated deeper engagements with external partners to make a greater difference amidst the pandemic,

Detangling the Web
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-05
I GREW up on the Dewey Decimal System. For those who do not know what that is, it is the precursor to MAELISA, a system software which made it easier to find library books. But even with that, I would still go to the card catalog to look up

DOTr issues guidelines for road transport sector in areas under GCQ
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-05
PUBLIC transportation in moderate and low-risk areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) have resumed operations at reduced capacity to ensure compliance with strict safety measures against Covid-19 transmission,

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