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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

After Being Fired Over Zoom, He Changed His Twitter Handle To: 'Dan Is Interviewing'
NPR - 2020-05-01
Dan Munro found out he lost his job via a Zoom call. The tech startup where he worked announced that a third of its Austin-based office would be cut in a "resizing."

6 AI Trends That Will Drive Economic Recovery As States Reopen
Forbes - 2020-05-01
With historic unemployment topping 30 million, GDP expected to surpass 30% for Q2, and a stock market propped up by trillions of dollars in government stimulus soaring to record highs, this is either the worst economy ever as Fed Chair Powell declared or the best times to come.

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Tagle as Cardinal-Bishop
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-01
Former Manila archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was elevated as a Cardinal-Bishop by Pope Francis on Friday (Manila time), according to Pontificio Collegio Filippino

Decapitated male remains found on Tawi-Tawi waters
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) -- A decapitated male body was found on the shorelines of Kinapusan Island, Barangay Nusa-Nusa, South Ubian, Tawi-Tawi on April 24. Based on reports, the recovered remains is possibly that of Chinese national, Ruihan Yu. His boat had reportedly capsized and communication was lost. A resident of the said ...

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

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