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DOT seeks to reinvent MICE sector
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
The Department of Tourism said the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sector may also be an opportunity for the industry to reinvent itself and adapt to the new normal.

Pandemic to hasten digitalization of Philippine economy, says World Bank
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
The digital transformation of the Philippine economy may be accelerated as the country strives to restart its faltering economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank said.

HARI rolls out guidelines for restarting operations
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
The official distributor of Korean vehicle brand Hyundai in the country has rolled out the guidelines for protection and safety for dealerships and its entire supply chain as it prepares for the new normal in the automotive industry.

DOF further extends deadlines for payment of local taxes, fees
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
The Department of Finance has extended the deadlines for the payment of taxes, fee and charges of local government units to provide relief to Filipinos impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

AC Energy raises P64 million for COVID frontliners
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
AC Energy Inc. has raised over P64 million worth for donations and support for employees and frontliners amid the coronavirus pandemic.

An equalizer and an amplifier
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
With plenty of time at home and no place to go, apart from playing with my seven-month-old grandson Matteo, writing articles, making lessons, doing FB shoutouts and webinars, I have a little bit more time to read.

MyToyota PH | The Must-Have Tool for a Worry Free Ownership
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-01
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is launching MyToyota PH this May 4, 2020. It is a digital tool that makes owning and maintaining a Toyota easier and more convenient for all customers. As the world is on a standstill due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak,

PAGCOR authorizes partial resumption of POGO operations
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-01
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has given the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) the green light to partially resume operations in the country, subject to stringent conditions.

DLSU College of Law students lead relief, volunteer efforts
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-01
Students of the DLSU College of Law recently initiated relief efforts and other volunteer initiatives for vulnerable communities during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. Among the many frontliners is Alessandra Gaon,

Philippine economy likely grew by 3% in Q1 -- think tank
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
Economic growth likely slowed down to three percent in the first quarter of the year, the slowest in 10 years, after multiple economic shocks related to the coronavirus pandemic hit the Philippine economy,

Assisting online sellers
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
But for many online sellers, the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in most of the country and the general community quarantine in some still means that those who do not sell essential items have taken a back seat and therefore have to suffer reduced sales.

Agriculture gets reboot under new normal
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
The Philippines will reboot farming sector through the the implementation of new agricultural policies as it refocuses priorities under the "new normal" due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Calabarzon cop chief recovers; priest dies of COVID
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
Calabarzon police director Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao has recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

BDO Life gives additional benefits to policyholders amid COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
As the country faces the global COVID-19 pandemic, BDO Life Assurance Co. Inc. keeps its promise to protect by providing additional insurance benefits to those who are covered by its individual life plans and afflicted by the virus at no extra cost.

Pag-IBIG grants grace period to 5 million borrowers
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
IBIG has granted a grace period on loan payments of all its borrowers during the enhanced community quarantine, its top officials said.

Over half of MSMEs halted operations due to COVID -- DTI
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
More than 50 percent of micro, small and medium enterprises have halted operations as the country grapples with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

DOE readies post-lockdown measures
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
The Department of Energy is preparing new measures in the energy industry once the enhanced community quarantine is lifted in Metro Manila and other areas in the country.

104 discriminatory acts against health workers recorded
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
Over a hundred cases of attacks and discrimination against healthcare workers have been recorded by the police since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the country.

PHL agriculture exports reach new markets amid Covid-19 pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-01
Philippine agricultural exports broke into three new international markets despite the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic and the varied local community quarantines. In the past two months, maiden shipments of avocados arrived in China,

Zamora mulls extended ECQ
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
The city government of San Juan is not inclined to lift the enhanced community quarantine if risk assessment and statistics show that it would do more harm than good, according to Mayor Francis Zamora.

P2 million donation to benefit displaced jeepney drivers
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Thursday thanked STAR president and chief executive officer Miguel Belmonte for a P2-million donation that would benefit displaced jeepney drivers in Pandacan.

Ilocos Norte pushes ECQ extension
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
Ilocos Norte was supposed to shift to general community quarantine (GCQ) yesterday. Manotoc said they are not ready to implement the "lax" GCQ guidelines. "We will not be relaxing. We have to play safe.

Militant slain, 2 others wounded in Sultan Kudarat
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
A member of a local terror group was killed and two others were wounded in an encounter with soldiers in Isulan town on Thursday.

Pope Francis promotes Cardinal Tagle to rank of Cardinal-Bishop
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Pope Francis promotes Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to the rank of Cardinal-Bishop, the highest title of a Cardinal in the Catholic Church.

QC police seek transfer of COVID-19 infected detainee to quarantine area
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
The Quezon City Police District on Friday requested the transfer of a female detainee to a quarantine facility, after getting word that she tested positive for COVID-19.

NUPL says lawyer included in arrest of Iloilo activists was responding to incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
A lawyer who only responded to the arrest of activists in Iloilo City was included among those detained by police officers on Friday, Labor Day, the National Union of

Batangas hopeful tourism will flourish again after COVID-19 pandemic, Taal Volcano eruption
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Batangas is banking on its pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, old churches, delectable food and rich culture to help the entire province back on its feet with its people still reeling from the devastation wrought by the eruption of Taal Volcano in January followed by the COVID-19 outbreak in March.

Police, military on full alert vs 'the lingering CPP-NPA virus'
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are back on their operations against the communist rebels after the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) announced the end of its ceasefire on Thursday.

Police, military on full alert vs 'the lingering CPP-NPA virus'
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are back on their operations against the communist rebels after the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) announced the end of its ceasefire on Thursday.

PH experts studying if stroke is among COVID-19 symptoms
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
The Department of Health is looking into reports that the coronavirus disease may be causing stroke among patients, as observed in other countries.

Senators call for faster distribution of aid to workers on Labor Day
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Some senators have issued appeals for quicker distribution of financial aid to workers affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Senators call for faster distribution of aid to workers on Labor Day
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Some senators have issued appeals for quicker distribution of financial aid to workers affected by the coronavirus crisis.

LPA, ITCZ may bring rains in Visayas and Mindanao; hot, humid for Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
"Sa kasalukuyang analysis nanatiling mababa ang tsansa na mabuo ito bilang isang bagyo, gayunpaman mag-antabay pa rin tayo sa mga updates ng Pagasa ukol sa nasabing weather disturbance ...

Hotter days ahead in Cebu
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
CEBU, Philippines -- The prevalent hot weather in Cebu is expected to continue until June this year, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Hotter days ahead in Cebu
philstar.com - 2020-05-01
CEBU, Philippines -- The prevalent hot weather in Cebu is expected to continue until June this year, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Old jeepneys among least priority in public transport in GCQ areas -- DOTr
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Old jeepneys are among the last options of local authorities in providing public transport in areas placed under general community quarantine, according to the Department of Transportation.

Virus worries haunt workers demanding rights on May Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
No job at all, or a job without enough virus protections -- millions of workers around the world are marking international labor day trapped between hunger and fear, as more countries and

DTI: Over half of MSMEs in PH fully stopped operations due to virus outbreak
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
More than half of the country's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country had to stop their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of

World shares skid following grim news on US, EU economies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Shares dropped in Europe and Asia on Friday after the latest data drove home the extent of economic carnage from the coronavirus pandemic. Many world markets were closed for May Day holidays.

Gov't allows POGOs to partially reopen amid community quarantine
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Essential ito kasi we need revenues. Revenue-generating. Employment-generating. But with no threat in spreading COVID-19,' PAGCOR Chairman Andrea Domingo says.

PH debt reached new high in March: P8.18 trillion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
National government debt rose slightly in March to P8.18 trillion, or twice the national budget in 2020, as an increase in domestic borrowing that month offset payments made on foreign

Twitter stock slips amid pandemic-caused revenue uncertainty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Twitter's stock tumbled Thursday after the company failed to show that it's weathering the pandemic-borne digital advertising slump the same way its bigger rivals

75 more health workers get COVID-19, at least 11 hospitals affected
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Another batch of health workers has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, bringing the total to 1,694, as the Department of Health names at least 11 facilities with affected employees.

PNP arrests 39 persons for discriminating COVID-19 frontliners
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) - Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield Commander PLt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar announced on Friday they arrested 39 persons for discriminating COVID-19 frontliners. Based on the data from the Philippine National Police, a total of 104 cases of attacks and discrimination against health workers were recorded from ...

Deaths among overseas Filipinos due to COVID-19 breach 200-mark
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Thirty new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among overseas Filipinos have been reported as the number of deaths breached the 200-mark, the Department of Foreign

Isolate the sick to get the economy moving, says Concepcion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
After the two-month lockdown of Metro Manila, the country should start working on a normalization process using the simple strategy of isolating the sick, not those who are healthy, according to the

DOH: 1,694 health workers infected with coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
There are 1,694 health professionals who have been infected with the novel coronavirus, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. The number of health workers who have

Labor Day protests: Some went online, a few took to the streets and got arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) thanked progressive groups for taking their protest for commemoration of Labor Day through online conference, instead of staging rallies in

DOT: Domestic travels to 'trigger' PH tourism activities for the rest of 2020
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Domestic travels will help stimulate the country's tourism for the rest of the year, said the Department of Tourism in a Laging Handa virtual briefing on Friday.

DOT: Domestic travels to 'trigger' PH tourism activities for the rest of 2020
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Domestic travels will help stimulate the country's tourism for the rest of the year, said the Department of Tourism in a Laging Handa virtual briefing on Friday.

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