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 2020-05-29 20:45 

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Peza insists on status quo in fiscal incentive system...

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has warned against experimenting on new tax breaks in the middle of the pandemic, but the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the updated tax reform bill was exactly what businesses need now. Based on ...

 2020-05-29 20:40 

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Finding safety in urban homes...

In this era of the "new normal," things that we took for granted in the past have now become essentials. Gardens, balconies and spacious rooms—once considered luxuries in the metro—have become the lifeline of people forced to live in q...

 2020-05-29 20:35 

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Housing for better health...

Mass housing has always been a challenge in the Philippines. In a country where people continue to flock to the cities for work opportunities and better pay, a good home can be difficult to find. Although both the government and the private sector continu...

 2020-05-29 20:30 

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SM ensures safe malling nationwide...

SM Supermalls officially welcomed back its shoppers with its #SafeMallingAtSM campaign, rolling out enhanced safety and sanitation measures in community spaces to reassure everyone's health and well-being while inside the mall. "As we continue to ...

 2020-05-29 20:25 

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Business couple deny virus test kit 'overprice'...

Facing a subpoena from the National Bureau of Investigation, the owners of a medical equipment and supplies trading company denied allegations earlier aired in Congress that they were overpricing or monopolizing the distribution of much-needed testing kit...

 2020-05-29 20:25 

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Making housing affordable (Conclusion)...

(Conclusion) The Houston Community Land Trust (HCLT), a non-profit in Texas, offers a three-bedroom detached house for $725 a month, $675 of which goes to the bank for the 30-year mortgage on the house. The remaining $50 goes to the HCLT for the 99-year g...

 2020-05-29 20:20 

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Davao as an attractive property investment hub...

(First of two parts) Colliers Philippines organized a Davao Property Forum on May 22. Together with Inquirer Property editor Tek Samaniego and Damosa Land first vice president Cary Lagdameo, we discussed how Davao City's property sector is responding ...

 2020-05-29 20:20 

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Chinese national nabbed for quarantine violation...

A Chinese national who was reportedly looking for food was arrested in Pasay City on Thursday for violating quarantine protocols. Pasay City Police chief Col. Deanry Francisco told the Inquirer that Jihua Yang, 33, of Barangay 76, had no quarantine pass w...

 2020-05-29 20:15 

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MWSS concessionaires to resume meter reading...

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has ordered two of its concessionaires, Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. Inc., to "reflect actual water consumption and corresponding charges based on meter reading in the stateme...

 2020-05-29 20:15 

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Well-kept mall spaces in the new normal...

It has a well laid out plan to safely welcome back its loyal clientele. Even if it had already rolled out new protocols to help protect guests, tenants and employees of the Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Land is stepping up its efforts anew, further reinforci...

 2020-05-29 20:10 

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Beat WFH stress with a stretch...

Let's face it: since the enhanced community quarantine was imposed mid-March this year, we have found ourselves increasingly glued to our laptops, tablets, phones and even TVs. Some of us may have started working longer hours, spending much of our tim...

 2020-05-29 20:10 

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5 Pasay barangays placed under extreme lockdown...

Five barangays in Pasay have been placed under extended extreme community quarantine (EXCQ) after the city health office reported a spike in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. The affected areas that will be under EXCQ until the first week of June ...

 2020-05-29 20:05 

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DILG identifies 3.8M families that will get cash aid...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has the names of 3.8 million poor families that will be part of the 5 million additional beneficiaries receiving cash aid from the government. Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said they would priorit...

 2020-05-29 20:05 

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Journey to recovery...

A staggering P4.7 trillion. This was how massive the contribution of the Philippine travel and tourism industry was to the country's economy in 2019—along with supporting 24 percent of total employment (equivalent to 10 million jobs) and recordi...

 2020-05-29 20:00 

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DFA help sought to bring OFW remains home...

A woman from Pateros has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration for help to bring home the remains of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia. Jenalyn Siquig said her partner Jeffrey Yape di...

 2020-05-29 20:00 

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Housing czar starts laying down solid foundation...

He came in at a time when the Philippine real estate industry was at its peak, when prospects were plenty and promising, when prices, land values and demand soared to record high levels. But it was also at a time when this robust industry, amid its decade...

 2020-05-29 19:34 

Philippine Star

Senate panel focuses on mental health concerns...

Recognizing the importance of mental health amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, Sen. Bong Go presided over a committee hearing to tackle Senate Bill 1471 that seeks to amend Republic Act 11036 or the Mental Health Act....

 2020-05-29 18:42 

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P210,000 halaga ng marijuana binunot, sinunog sa Kalinga...

Mahigit P210,000 halaga ng marijuana ang binunot at sinunog ng mga awtoridad sa kabundukan ng Barangay Lacnog, Tabuk City, Kalinga....

 2020-05-29 18:20 

Philippine Star

Lysol partners with Philippine Red Cross, donates P36 million to COVID-19 mass testing efforts...

Lysol, in partnership with the Philippines Red Cross, pledges P36 million to boost efforts in COVID-19 fight....

 2020-05-29 18:18 

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Davao region tallies 52 new COVID-19 cases; total cases now at 329...

The number of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Davao region has climbed by 52, bringing the total to 329, the Department of Health's (FOH) Davao Center for Health Development said Friday....

 2020-05-29 18:14 

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As shift to GCQ looms, QC coronavirus cases climb over 2,100...

MANILA - Coronavirus cases in Quezon City, one of Philippine cities severely hit by the pandemic, soared above 2,100 on Friday after 99 new infections were recorded by health officials....

 2020-05-29 17:20 

Manila Standard

Infections hit record at 1,046...

The country's new confirmed COVID-19 cases almost doubled to 1,046 on Friday from Thursday's 539, setting a new record for the highest single-day surge since the pandemic began, and bringing the total number of cases to 16,893....

 2020-05-29 17:10 

Manila Standard

Palace defends GCQ move, cites need to boost economy...

Malacaang on Friday defended its decision to place Metro Manila under a general community quarantine (GQC), which will ease quarantine restrictions by June 1, despite the continued rise in COVID-19 cases....

 2020-05-29 17:00 

Manila Standard

'School tuition must be paid on installments'...

President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to schools Thursday night to offer installment payment options for students, recognizing how their parents are hard-pressed in finances due to the community quarantine brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-29 16:50 

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Bello: Only 5k OFWs left out...

At least 5,000 migrant Filipino workers are still in quarantine facilities in Metro Manila, although more than 19,000 of the stranded 24,000 have been sent home, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Friday....

 2020-05-29 16:46 

Philippine Star

Qualified households to still get SAP under GCQ...

All qualified beneficiaries of the social amelioration program living in areas categorized under modified enhanced community quarantine from May 16 to 31 are still included in the government's cash relief package, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr...

 2020-05-29 16:46 

Philippine Star

Duterte OKs alternative learning strategy...

After saying he would not allow students to go to school if a vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not yet available, President Duterte has given his nod to the resumption of classes via alternative means of learning by August....

 2020-05-29 16:46 

Philippine Star

DOH modifies daily COVID-19 case reporting...

To give a clearer picture of the coronavirus disease 2019 situation in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) modified its daily reporting of cases starting yesterday.?...

 2020-05-29 16:46 

Philippine Star

2-phase resumption of public transport bared...

Resumption of public land transport in areas under general community quarantine starting Monday including Metro Manila will be done in two phases....

 2020-05-29 16:46 

Philippine Star

Business leaders, ex-health chiefs back GCQ...

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, chairman and CEO of Ayala Corp. along with former health secretaries Dr. Esperanza Cabral and Rep. Janette Garin, as well as Rep. Sharon Garin back President Duterte&...

 2020-05-29 16:43 

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Traysikel drayber patay sa pamamaril sa Iloilo...

Patay ang isang traysikel drayber matapos pagbabarilin ng riding-in-tandem sa Barangay Taft North, Mandurriao, Iloilo City Huwebes ng gabi....

 2020-05-29 16:40 

Manila Standard

World Roundup: Prospects grim for diabetics SoKor limit...

One in 10 diabetics with coronavirus dies within seven days of hospital admission, according to a study of more than 1,300 patients published Friday in the journal Diabetologia....

 2020-05-29 16:33 

Philippine Star

Courts nationwide resumes full operation on June 1...

All courts across the country will resume full operations starting June 1, the Supreme Court announced Friday....

 2020-05-29 16:30 

Manila Standard

Repeal of Bayanihan law eyed...

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon wants to repeal a section of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act which punishes quarantine violators to prevent abuses in its implementation following the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-05-29 16:25 

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DOH: Sudden spike in COVID-19 cases due to validation of test results...

The Philippine health department explains the record-high coronavirus cases on Thursday, which also included the results of tests conducted several weeks ago....

 2020-05-29 16:12 

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Unnecessary travel, leisure trips still banned under GCQ...

Unnecessary travel and leisure trips are still banned despite the easing of quarantine measures in Metro Manila....

 2020-05-29 16:09 

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Strict measures enforced in Metro Manila while lockdown rules eased...

Local business groups cheer the move to open up the national capital region's economy. But workers are wary over returning to their workplace....

 2020-05-29 16:05 

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ERC hinilingan na magpatupad ng SAP para sa electricity consumers...

Naghain ng petition sa Energy Regulatory Commission ang grupong Bayan at ilang manggagawa upang hilinging magpatupad ng Social Amelioration Program para sa electricity consumers ng Meralco na apektado sa enhanced community quarantine sa Luzon....

 2020-05-29 16:03 

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Philippines bracing for return of 42,000 more overseas workers amid coronavirus crisis...

The Philippine government on Friday pledged to expedite the repatriation of some 42,000 migrant workers expected next month as several thousand remain stranded in quarantine centers....

 2020-05-29 16:00 

Philippine Star

Drilon suggests repeal of penal provisions of Bayanihan Act...

The senator also pointed out that those arrested as quarantine violators were driven by their hunger and lack of jobs....

 2020-05-29 16:00 

Philippine Star

Immigration bureau says international flights at NAIA still restricted even in GCQ...

Even with the easing of lockdown protocols in Metro Manila next month, international flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will remain restricted, the Bureau of Immigration said Friday....

 2020-05-29 16:00 

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The STAR Cover (May 30, 2020)...

The STAR Cover (May 30, 2020)...

 2020-05-29 15:20 

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BOC seizes P1.3-B fake cigarettes, raw tobacco materials, machines...

MANILA, Philippines — Fake cigarettes, raw tobacco materials and cigarette packing machines amounting to around P1.3 billion were intercepted by authorities, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported Friday. BOC said operatives under the Enforcement and ...

 2020-05-29 14:50 

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'True public servant': Senators mourn death of Bocaue Mayor Joni Villanueva-Tugna...

Senator Joel Villanueva on Friday said he "almost lost the appetite" for living, following the death of his sister this week and their mother in March....

 2020-05-29 14:50 

Manila Standard

PH judiciary shares 'new normal' to ASEAN neighbors...

The Supreme Court has shared with leaders of judiciary in the three Association of Southeast Asian Nations its so-called "new normal" in dispensing justice during the new coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-05-29 14:40 

Manila Standard

DOE warned vs buying P2.8-B Malampaya shares...

The Bayan Muna group warned Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi not to go on with plans of purchasing the P2.8 billion shares of tycoon Dennis Uy at the Malampaya consortium, and cautioned the official will be held accountable to the public about the supposed &...

 2020-05-29 14:33 

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ONE fighters turn to esports amid hiatus...

MANILA, Philippines---It';s become second nature for mixed martial artists to constantly train and compete, but with COVID-19 pandemic halting all live action, they have turned to another outlet for competition.Martial artists such as Team Lakay's ...

 2020-05-29 14:30 

Manila Standard

House okays Romualdezes' bill on creation of EVDA...

The Samar-Leyte area will be a major economic hub once the Eastern Visayas Development Authority bill is enacted....

 2020-05-29 14:23 

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House panels OK amendments to anti-terrorism law...

The bill also removed the provision on payment of P500,000 damages per day of detention of any person acquitted of terrorism charges....

 2020-05-29 14:16 

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Discounts for national athletes, coaches set to be implemented...

MANILA, Philippines---National athletes and coaches are now given the same 20 percent discounts in the purchase of goods and services similar to what senior citizens enjoy. Bureau of Internal Revenue has released Revenue Regulations no. 13-2020 granting s...

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