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SEC: Get-rich-quick schemes on the rise amid COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
The Securities and Exchange Commission has warned that predatory get-rich-quick schemes are on the rise amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

5 hurt in Quezon road mishap
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Five persons were injured when a bus figured in an accident along Maharlika Highway in this town on Saturday afternoon.

Quezon City reports no new COVID cases
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Quezon City, one of the cities in Metro Manila hardest hit by the coronavirus disease 2019, reported no new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

27 more inmates get COVID
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Twenty-seven more inmates of the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 47 the number of prisoners infected with COVID-19.

Philippine hotels seek tax relief
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
The tourism industry is in need of government support in the form of tax relief measures as well as subsidies to help the sector recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by Tajara Hospitality and Horwarth HTL.

Banks told to augment digital channels
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Banks and financial institutions were ordered to augment the existing capabilities of their digital channels as the enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region and nearby provinces has been extended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19,

Cebu City records 40 new COVID-19 cases
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-26
Cebu City recorded 40 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, pushing the total number to 451. The bulk of the additional cases have been recorded in Sitio Sto. Niño, where 13 people have been diagnosed with the disease.

Post-ECQ stimulus plan to need P1.2T; infra cuts nixed
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
By Butch Fernandez & Jovee Marie N. Dela Cruz THE stimulus package needed to prime an economy gutted by the prolonged lockdowns forced by the battle to stop the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-1

Fil-Chinese investors to govt: Release cash subsidies to stimulate economy
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
Chinese investors are asking the government to hand out cash subsidies to numerous sectors affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, as this would ensure the economy is st

ADB: $1.5-B loan on top of existing fund support
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
Despite extending the largest budgetary assistance to the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) assured there won't be any changes in its Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) on account of

Abu Sayyaf leader surrenders
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
A senior leader of the Abu Sayyaf bandit group surrendered to authorities in Parang, Sulu on Saturday. The surrender of Mawallil Saiyadi was facilitated by Mayor Alkhadar Loong of Parang; Maj. Nicanor Lambino,

Major quarantine facility completion seen today
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
The construction of a 300-bed Mega Quarantine Center at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan is expected to be completed today, the Department of Public Works and Highways said over the weekend.

DA seeks help of millennials in rolling out farm programs
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is spending at least P100 million to tap 900 fresh graduates as millennial frontliners to help in implementing the government's various farm programs na

East-West to donate 6M worth of veggie seeds to groups, LGUs
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
West Seed said it will donate P6 million worth of vegetable seeds, seedlings and plants to farmer groups and local government units (LGUs) to help the government hike farm output. In a statement,

Quarantine violators drop by 45 percent - PNP
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
The number of people accosted for quarantine and curfew violations went down by 45 percent after the police intensified its crackdown on individuals defying guidelines of the national government to curb the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019.

Ifugao records first COVID case
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
The province of Ifugao has recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019, the Department of Health said yesterday.

4 nabbed for quarantine breach
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
A Chinese and three Filipinos were arrested for violating quarantine rules in Silang, Cavite yesterday. Steven Chan, 26; Herson Rioveros, 28; Alvin Dales, 37, and Junide Lerio, 19, were reportedly caught having a drinking spree in Barangay Maguyam.

NBI probes death of woman rejected by 6 hospitals
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the death of a woman who died after reportedly being refused admission by six hospitals.

Economic data starts coming in
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
The first quarter of 2020 is now in the books and we are beginning to see the actual impact of the pandemic on various economies. Needless to say, the biggest shock is the 26 million Americans that ar

BIR, BOC collections down further
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Total collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs from January to mid-April declined further due to quarantine measures and the extension of the deadline for the filing and payment of income and other taxes to next month,

4 more areas in Manila eyed for lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is eyeing to place four more districts under lockdown amid reports of violations of the enhanced community quarantine.

More funding for IT urged on 2nd wk of SSS tech glitch
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
A member of the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries on Sunday urged the Social Security System (SSS) and other agencies to invest more in boosting their "computing capacities&qu

Philippines issues temporary ban on imported poultry from US
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
The Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products from the US following an avian virus outbreak in South Carolina.

Ragos laid to rest; gets military honors
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
The former Army soldier shot dead by a policeman following a confrontation at a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon City last week was buried yesterday at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig with full military honors.

Global death toll tops 200,000 as some virus lockdowns eased
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing lockdowns imposed amid the pandemic, but fears of a surge in infections

DA urged to bring surplus pork from VisMin to Luzon
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Industry stakeholders are calling on the Department of Agriculture to bring the excess pork supply from Visayas and Mindanao to Luzon to boost inventory amid the extended enhanced community quarantine.

Budget, technical issues hinder Philippines oil stockpile
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Budgetary and technical constraints hinder the government from importing oil to build its strategic petroleum reserve amid the collapse in global oil prices.

Lanao del Norte town marks 70th anniversary without revelry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-26
This town marked its 70th founding anniversary on Saturday, which was also the feast of its patron, St. Vincent Ferrer, without any revelry. The

Insular Life net income up 62% in 2019
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Insular Life Assurance Co. Ltd. (InLife) recorded a 62-percent jump in net profit last year, driven by higher earnings from investments and various businesses, as well as lower operational costs.

Below zero
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
The drop of oil futures below zero and the unprecedented market volatility are signs that we are indeed living under extraordinary circumstances. COVID-19 is a painful experience and life will never be the same after it.

What can we do better after the pandemic is over? (Lessons beyond the quarantine)
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-26
NO one saw it coming, this insidious virus that upended our everyday lives and brought all that we knew as "normal" to a halt. Suddenly we are at war, not against a world power but against a

Let labor-intensive sectors reopen - Villar
philstar.com - 2020-04-26
Villar said it is also good timing that it is already dry season in the country, and studies have confirmed that the coronavirus dies more quickly in hot and humid weather. She cited experiments ...

Social Structure Predicts Eye Contact Tolerance in Nonhuman Primates: Evidence from a Crowd-Sourcing Approach
Nature - 2020-04-26
In most primates, eye contact is an implicit signal of threat, and often connotes social status and imminent physical aggression. However, in humans and some of the gregarious nonhuman primates, eye contact is tolerated more and may be used to communicate other emotional and mental states.

Predator: Hunting Grounds 1.05 Patch Notes Include AI Fixes
GameSpot - 2020-04-26
Hunting Grounds only released last week, but the game has already received a new hotfix patch that aims to improve the multiplayer experience and add more polish. The patch notes for the game's update 1.

Bello to leave deportation of Taiwan OFW to judgment of PH labor attaché
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-26
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he would leave the deportation issue involving an overseas Filipino worker accused of posting criticisms on social media against

Duterte to submit fifth report on special powers to Congress
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-26
Among the expected updates from Duterte in his latest report would be about cash aid for the poor, which is among the key provisions of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which granted him special powers.

Valorant beta to soon add Competitive mode, with eight ranks and no decay
Digital Trends - 2020-04-26
Riot Games will soon add a Competitive mode to the Valorant closed beta. Players will be able to move up the eight ranks by winning matches and performing well.

Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus as virus silences Istanbul
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-26
A lull in boat traffic and a fishing ban in Istanbul forced by the coronavirus pandemic has proved good news for some of the city's most-loved inhabitants -- the

Visitor arrivals to Asia-Pacific region forecast to drop 32% in 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-26
Based on new industry figures, it is predicted that there will be a drop of 32% in international visitors to Asia-Pacific region this year.

COVID-infected doctor vows to return to frontlines after full recovery
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-26
A doctor who has fallen critically ill due to COVID-19 commits to recovering in order to tend to more patients battling the fatal disease.

More hospitals launch convalescent plasma programs for COVID-19 patients
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-26
More hospitals are launching their own convalescent plasma therapy programs for COVID-19 patients, encouraged by early results from test cases.

Immigration bureau provides rapid testing, PPEs for employees
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-26
Rapid testing will now be available for employees of the Bureau of Immigration and personal protective equipment (PPE) have been procured for them, the agency announced on Sunday.

How the Hubble Space Telescope opened our eyes to the first galaxies of the universe
Space.com - 2020-04-26
The launch of Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990. This photo captures the first time that there were shuttles on both pad 39a and 39b. The Hubble Space Telescope launched on the 24th of April, 30 years ago.

Robredo questions terms of friendship with China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-26
Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday questioned the true nature of the country's relationship with China amid its continuing aggression in the West Philippine

Satellite imagery finds likely Kim train amid health rumors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-26
A train likely belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been parked at his compound on the country's east coast since last week, satellite imagery showed, amid

German business outlook plunges due to virus lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-26
A closely watched indicator of German business executives' outlooks plunged to its lowest ever level in April.

DFA: OFWs with COVID-19 now at 1,343
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-26
Six more Filipinos in the Americas and in Europe have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday. This

Six more Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19; total now at 1,343
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-26
The Department of Foreign Affairs records six new coronavirus infections among Filipinos overseas, as the total number climbs to 1,343.

Six more Filipinos abroad infected with COVID-19; total now at 1,343
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-26
The Department of Foreign Affairs records six new coronavirus infections among Filipinos overseas, as the total number climbs to 1,343.

The coronavirus pandemic is hobbling Edelman's race to become the world's first $1 billion PR agency
Business Insider - 2020-04-26
The firm lost a key Samsung account but said it continues to invest in creative, research, experiential, and digital.

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