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The resident of an exclusive subdivision in Makati City who figured in an altercation on Sunday with a policeman who had accosted his house helper for

Palace: Hospitals face charges for rejecting woman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-27
Malacañang has vowed to pursue charges against the hospitals that reportedly refused to admit a 26-year-old woman who had just given birth. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque warned the

PH eyes sale of $1B in dollar bonds; T-bill rates ease across the board
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-27
The Philippines is selling at least $1 billion in 10- and 25-year US dollar-denominated global bonds to investors offshore while awarding P24 billion in treasury bills on Monday amid strong demand and

Another 14-day quarantine for returning Negros OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-27
BACOLOD CITY--More than 200 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Negros Occidental province are finally going home after more than a month of being stuck in Metro Manila due to protocols issued to

PH firms urged to make the most of the digital space
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-27
Businesses should maximize the opportunities presented by having an online presence during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, an official from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said in a

Fruitas starts limited operations of lechon stores, other brands
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-27
Leading food and beverage kiosk operator Fruitas Holdings Inc. has resumed the operations of selected Sabroso Lechon and other brands as part of a gradual reopening of its network even as Metro

Meralco power purchase falls below minimum, cites ECQ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-27
Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has invoked force majeure for the distribution giant to not pay for the power that it contracted with suppliers but did not take in due to a steep drop in demand amid the

Farmers restrategize with new tools as hunger looms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-27
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) have entered into a new partnership to conduct more trainings for farm workers as the country

App may help clinicians adjust to new ventilators for COVID-19 treatment
UPI.com - 2020-04-27
Researchers and caregivers at the Cleveland Clinic have developed a mobile app designed to help their colleagues across the country understand how to use different types of ventilators.

For the first time, customers can't -- or won't -- pay their cloud software bills, which could forever change the once-reliable subscription model
Business Insider - 2020-04-27
Companies are struggling to get out of their software contracts, causing pain in what was once the most predictable business models in the IT game.

You can now manage Windows 10 devices through G Suite
ZDNet - 2020-04-27
Google has announced today the general availability of a long-awaited feature -- the ability to manage Windows 10 devices through G Suite. Until today, companies that used G Suite to manage corporate endpoints could only enroll Android,

LNG investment pulls down Meralco net income in Q1
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-27
THE Manila Electric Company (Meralco) reported a 54-percent drop in reported net income to P2.61 billion in the first quarter of the year as it recognized an impairment of its liquefied natural gas (L

iPhone 12 mass production will be delayed
Mashable - 2020-04-27
The length of duration is still unknown.

Coronavirus Payments To Poor Are Vulnerable To Fraud
NPR - 2020-04-27
The IRS system for distributing Coronavirus relief payments is susceptible to fraud, because the payments of some Americans can be obtained with information easily available to criminals online.

Verizon will not cancel customers through June 30 because of coronavirus
Reuters - 2020-04-27
Verizon Communications Inc , the largest U.S. wireless carrier, said Monday it will extend a commitment through June 30 not to cancel service or charge late fees to customers because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A Wall Street analyst just put a rare 'sell' recommendation on Amazon's stock due to concerns about COVID-19's economic impact
Business Insider - 2020-04-27
R5 Capital wrote in a note Monday that it's lowering its rating on Amazon over concerns of slowing growth and higher expenses amid COVID-19.

Filipino chefs in London raise funds, cook for NHS front liners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-27
As the UK national lockdown continues, the Filipino community has united to support National Health Service and hospital staff on the front lines. Currently, there are over 20,000

Germany Backs Away From Compiling Coronavirus Contacts In A Central Database
NPR - 2020-04-27
Privacy advocates had warned against Germany's plan to store cellphone-tracking information in a central database, rather than on users' phones.

The new budget iPhone SE is the right phone for an uncertain time
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-27
The new, lower-cost iPhone SE felt like a throwback to a simpler time when consumers stood in long lines on the street for a new gadget rather than toilet paper.

Airbnb will make some property owners wait 24 hours between guests
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-27
Airbnb is rolling out recommended cleaning and vacancy procedures for its more than 7 million global rentals as the coronavirus pandemic has made travelers extra-cautious about cleanliness and safety.

'Americans are right to be skeptical of this': Coronavirus contact tracing could threaten privacy, employment, and health resources say some experts
Business Insider - 2020-04-27
Lawmakers and experts across the country are concerned that the contact-tracing system is fraught with ethical and legal problems.

With P465-billion small business losses, relief pushed
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-27
By Bernadette D. Nicolas & Jovee Marie N. Dela Cruz SMALL businesses are estimated to suffer P465.3 billion in financial losses this year as they were forced to temporarily close or operate on a s

Private school teachers in dire need of cash aid, says DepEd
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-27
NOTING that small private schools are suffering a huge blow in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday said it was awaiting the response of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IA

To hotspot or not? New tethering alternatives promise speed and security
ZDNet - 2020-04-27
Historically, this has been a greater need in scenarios such as being in some sparse area where there is no Wi-Fi. But in the age of prevalent working from where your presentation upload may be competing with a round of Fortnite,

Nursing mothers in Quezon City to get cash aid
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
The local government of Quezon City will include high-risk nursing mothers in its expanded financial assistance program for residents affected by the enhanced community quarantine, Mayor Joy Belmonte announced yesterday.

Village officials nabbed for quarantine violation
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
A barangay councilman and a village watchman were among 10 persons nabbed for violating quarantine rules in this town on Sunday.

'The pandemic is far from over,' World Health Organization says
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-27
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General said, the coronavirus pandemic isn't over.

ADB approves new $200 million loan to support gov't cash aid during COVID-19 crisis
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-27
The Asian Development Bank approves a fresh $200 million loan to assist the government in providing emergency cash aid to vulnerable households during the COVID-19 crisis.

Duterte tells FDA, DOST to work 24 hours amid COVID-19 pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-27
President Rodrigo Duterte tells the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Science and Technology to operate 24 hours amid the pandemic crisis. With this, he also requested both agencies to hire more health workers like medical technologists.

UnionBank profit up 22% in Q1
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
Earnings of Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines jumped by 22 percent to P2.6 billion in the first quarter of the year from P2.2 billion in the same quarter last year despite booking higher loan loss provisions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Meralco net income down 52% in Q1
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
Manila Electric Co. said its reported net income declined by more than 50 percent due to losses incurred from its Singapore investment.

Baguio hospital resumes operation
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
After briefly closing its doors to new patients, the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center resumed operation yesterday afternoon.

Stranded students undergo counseling
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
More than 240 students stranded at the Central Luzon State University in this city underwent stress debriefing and psychological counseling conducted by the Nueva Ecija inter-agency task force on Sunday.

PNP probes scuffle in Makati village
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
The Philippine National Police yesterday ordered an investigation into a scuffle between a police officer and a foreign resident at Dasmariñas Village in Makati, who allegedly violated guidelines of the enhanced community quarantine on Sunday.

Cops with COVID climb to 83
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
The number of Philippine National Police personnel infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 rose to 83 after three more policemen tested positive for COVID-19, the PNP reported yesterday.

MMDA: Frontliners not exempted from backriding ban
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority yesterday reminded frontliners that they are not exempted from the ban on backriding on motorcycles during the enhanced community quarantine.

7 MNLF men hurt in encounter with Abu Sayyaf
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
Seven combatants of the Moro National Liberation Front were wounded in an encounter with around 50 Abu Sayyaf bandits in Indanan, Sulu on Friday.

We will emerge stronger
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-27
I believe we will emerge stronger as a nation from the Covid-19 pandemic once it is contained. For now, we need to remain cautious after the pandemic infected 2.7 million people and killed more than 1

Small businesses to lose P465 billion amid pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
Small businesses may incur P465.3 billion in financial losses as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Finance.

Thinking out of the box in the new normal
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus infection in the United States, is now preparing to gradually restart under a set of conditions outlined by its governor after the May 15 lockdown order expires.

Quake shakes Davao Occidental
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude-5.2 earthquake shook Davao Occidental yesterday, state seismologists said. The temblor occurred at 7:48 a.m. and was located 164 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos town,

Negros execs resist arrival of OFWs
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
Local government officials in Negros Occidental and in this city have expressed dismay over the scheduled arrival of 210 seafarers in the province.

Tax in the time of corona: Deductibility of donations
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
A little over a month ago, I was in the car stuck in traffic when I heard the President announce the local community quarantine.

P.8 million shabu seized at quarantine checkpoint
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
At least P810,000 worth of shabu was seized from three drug suspects at a checkpoint in Guiguinto, Bulacan on Sunday.

Index tumbles as investors take wait and see stance
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) opened the week on a sour note, ending 14.53 points, or 0.26 percent lower at 5,450.45.

BSP tells banks to waive fees on interbank ATM transaction
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has urged banks to waive fees on ATM transactions as well as interbank fund transfers to ease the burden of Filipinos amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

More cops to be deployed in COVID-infected sitios
philstar.com - 2020-04-27
He also explained that there is a possibility that these cops manifested also this illness due to the weather. -- GAN (FREEMAN)

The only functioning market
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-27
The Covid-19 pandemic will reach its end hopefully sooner rather than later, but it will end. Those that say it will be necessary to keep much of the global economy under lockdown until a vaccine is d

Duterte teases shift to modified quarantine
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-27
President Rodrigo Duterte says the current strict stay-at-home orders may be eased to allow some work to resume.

Gov't releases ?245-B from savings to fund COVID-19 response
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-27
The government has released some ?245 billion in savings from canceled programs and special purpose funds for its COVID-19 response, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed in his fifth report to Congress on the administration's efforts to address the crisis.

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