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 2020-05-28 01:20 

Cebu Daily News

Metro Manila mayors told: Keeping bus, jeepney ban 'catastrophic'...

MANILA, Philippines — Banning buses and jeepneys after the national capital shifts to a general community quarantine (GCQ) would be "catastrophic4; for an economy on the verge of a crisis, a transport economist warned on Wednesday. Jedd Ugay,...

 2020-05-28 01:20 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City to shift to MECQ, rest of Central Visayas under GCQ until June 15...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — From June 1 to 15, 2020, Cebu City will shift to modified enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) while Mandaue City will transition to general community quarantine (GCQ). This is after the Interagency Task Force for the Managem...

 2020-05-28 01:15 

ABS-CBN

'Metro Manila needs 15,000 coronavirus tests daily to offset COVID-19 rise under GCQ'...

Metro Manila will need to conduct 15,000 coronavirus tests daily and employ 1,800 contact tracers to offset the expected increase of cases once it eases its lockdown, researchers from the University of Santo Tomas said Thursday....

 2020-05-28 01:14 

Cebu Daily News

Step by step...

Kai Sotto continued to take significant steps in his goal to become the first homegrown Filipino player to reach the NBA. A week after signing with high-profile agent Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management, the 7-foot-2 Sotto worked under NBA skills t...

 2020-05-28 01:09 

Cebu Daily News

Gomez plans hosting own virtual pentathlon tilt...

Buoyed by its success on the virtual stage, the Philippine Modern Pentathlon Association is toying with the idea of holding an international online laser run event of its own. Modern pentathlon chief Richard Gomez has been exploring the nitty-gritty of ho...

 2020-05-28 01:08 

ABS-CBN

MMDA eyes EDSA left lanes for buses in new normal...

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority proposed Thursday confining buses to the 2 left-most lanes of EDSA to control passenger lines and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-05-28 01:00 

Inquirer.net

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Notice of annual stockholders' meeting of Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation...

The post Notice of annual stockholders' meeting of Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation appeared first on Inquirer Business ....

 2020-05-28 00:00 

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Notice of annual stockholders' meeting...

TO ALL STOCKHOLDERS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Stockholders' Meeting of FILINVEST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ("FDC") will be conducted virtually on 22 June 2020 (Monday) at 10:00 a.m., at which meeting the following matters shall be ...

 2020-05-27 23:45 

Philippine Star

SpaceX, NASA delay milestone mission due to bad weather...

SpaceX's landmark launch to the International Space Station — the first crewed mission to blast off from US soil in almost a decade — was scrubbed Wednesday due to bad weather....

 2020-05-27 23:39 

ABS-CBN

15 driver tumira sa jeep dahil di makabayad ng renta...

Nanunuluyan sa kanilang mga jeep sa rotonda sa Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City ang nasa 15 na driver na napilitang umalis sa mga inuupahang bahay dahil wala nang pambayad ng renta mula nang mag-lockdown ang Metro Manila dahil sa novel coronavirus....

 2020-05-27 23:38 

Philippine Star

US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur rights...

The US Congress on Wednesday authorized sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Muslim Uighurs, ramping up pressure on another front in the troubled relationship between the Pacific powers....

 2020-05-27 23:36 

Inquirer.net

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Cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers across PH...

MANILA, Philippines—The country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms on Thursday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The southwesterl...

 2020-05-27 23:33 

Philippine Star

Brazil tops 25,000 virus deaths...

razil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed 25,000 on Wednesday, as the country emerged as the latest epicenter in the pandemic....

 2020-05-27 23:27 

Philippine Star

US passes dire milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths...

With the European Union unveiling a massive recovery plan to step up its emergence from the crisis, the catastrophic US figure was a reminder of the devastation being wreaked across the ocean all over the hard-hit Americas....

 2020-05-27 23:22 

Inquirer.net

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UFC, boxing back on in Vegas after Nevada approves return...

Mixed martial arts and boxing are back in business in Nevada. The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed Wednesday to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks.The decision ends the moratorium on combat...

 2020-05-27 22:44 

ABS-CBN

Delivery app rider na maghahatid ng droga sa Chinese, arestado sa Makati...

Timbog ang isang rider ng delivery app sa Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City matapos siya mahulihan ng droga sa isang Oplan Sita checkpoint Huwebes ng madaling araw....

 2020-05-27 22:37 

Inquirer.net

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Wall Street closes higher on economic revival hopes...

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, extending the market's gains into a third day on hopes for a coming economic revival as larger swaths of the country relax stay-at-home mandates imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and clear the way f...

 2020-05-27 21:45 

Philippine Star

Illegal COVID clinic in Makati raided...

Members of the Southern Police District and city health department raided Goldstar Clinic and Pharmacy Corp. located on the fifth floor of New Lasema Spa building along Sampaloc street in Barangay San Antonio at around 3:30 p.m....

 2020-05-27 21:44 

Philippine Star

255 trike drivers catch coronavirus...

At least 255 tricycle drivers in Mandaluyong have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, Mayor Menchie Abalos said yesterday....

 2020-05-27 21:44 

Inquirer.net

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New PDEA head Villanueva devised strategy that evolved into 'Tokhang'...

MANILA, Philippines — Newly appointed Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director-General Wilkins Villanueva said his first order of business was to ensure his agents were safe and prepared to wage the war on drugs in the time of the new coro...

 2020-05-27 21:44 

Philippine Star

House panel OKs COVID anti-discrimination bill...

A special panel of the House of Representatives has approved a proposed measure prohibiting and penalizing discrimination against coronavirus disease 2019 patients, health workers and repatriated overseas Filipino workers....

 2020-05-27 21:42 

Inquirer.net

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DOH notes improvement in virus case doubling time...

MANILA, Philippines — The doubling time of coronavirus cases has slowed to six days, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday, four days before quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila were expected to be eased. Health Undersecretary Maria Ro...

 2020-05-27 21:40 

Inquirer.net

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'Ideal' to extend Bayanihan law by 3 months Malacaang...

MANILA, Philippines — For Malacaang, a three-month extension of the coronavirus response law would be "ideal," as it would give the government some flexibility in dealing with the pandemic. But for the progressive bloc in the House of Repres...

 2020-05-27 21:38 

Inquirer.net

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Accept OFWs, LGU officials told, or face charges...

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday warned local officials they would face charges in court if they would continue to bar overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from returning to their homes. Thousands of repatriates, who...

 2020-05-27 21:36 

Inquirer.net

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Lockdown can't keep Pinoys home, says survey...

MANILA, Philippines — At least four of five Filipinos left their homes to avail of essential services one to three times in a week despite lockdown protocols, a special Social Weather Stations survey indicated. Conducted from May 4 to May 10 through...

 2020-05-27 21:34 

Inquirer.net

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NTC shuttered ABS-CBN due to SolGen quo warranto plea...

MANILA, Philippines — The cat was finally out of the bag. The quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida in the Supreme Court, which questioned the validity of ABS-CBN's franchise, prompted the National Telecommunications Commi...

 2020-05-27 21:32 

Inquirer.net

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Public school enrollment to proceed on June 1 Palace...

MANILA, Philippines — Children's education won't stop even during the new coronavirus pandemic. The formal learning on the issue will resume on Aug. 24, and the only question is whether classes would be in-person or would consist of "ble...

 2020-05-27 21:30 

Inquirer.net

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Metro Manila mayors told: Keeping bus, jeepney ban 'catastrophic'...

MANILA, Philippines — Banning buses and jeepneys after the national capital shifts to a general community quarantine (GCQ) would be "catastrophic4; for an economy on the verge of a crisis, a transport economist warned on Wednesday. Jedd Ugay,...

 2020-05-27 21:28 

Inquirer.net

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161 inmates has COVID-19; 6 dieBuCor...

The New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City has reported 108 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 82 of them among inmates and 26 Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) personnel. The Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong, meanwhile, has 84 confirmed cases c...

 2020-05-27 21:28 

Inquirer.net

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April budget gap swells to P274B...

Spending on public goods and services more than doubled in April as the government tried to ease the pain inflicted on vulnerable sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic, but revenues suffered due to delayed tax collections, resulting in a P273.9-billion budget ...

 2020-05-27 21:26 

Inquirer.net

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Puregold expands online shopping services, store network...

Banking on COVID-19 pandemic-resilient demand for essential consumer goods, retailer Puregold Price Club Inc. is expanding its online grocery shopping capability while building more physical stores this year using about P3.4 billion in fresh capital outla...

 2020-05-27 21:26 

Inquirer.net

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Finance chief offers special briefing for Imee Marcos...

MANILA, Philippines — To address some "valid points" raised by Sen. Imee Marcos during last week's Senate committee of the whole hearing, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III, the head of President Rodrigo Duterte's economic tea...

 2020-05-27 21:24 

Inquirer.net

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Fruitas doubling 2020 capex budget...

While other companies are slashing their capital outlays due to the coronavirus pandemic, newly listed leading kiosk operator Fruitas Holdings Inc. is doubling its capital expenditure (capex) budget this year to expand its store footprint and delivery ser...

 2020-05-27 21:22 

Inquirer.net

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Ayala Land may issue bonds, tap new loans to raise P19B...

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) plans to raise as much as P19 billion through a mix of new borrowings in the coming months, taking advantage of softening interest rates during this challenging macroeconomic environment to refinance older and costlier...

 2020-05-27 21:20 

Inquirer.net

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PSEi moves up as investors anticipate NCR's reopening...

Shares of Lopez-led First Gen Corp. sizzled at the local stock market on Wednesday following a tender offer at a premium price made by a unit of American private equity firm KKR. First Gen outperformed the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi)...

 2020-05-27 21:20 

Inquirer.net

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Step by step...

Kai Sotto continued to take significant steps in his goal to become the first homegrown Filipino player to reach the NBA.A week after signing with high-profile agent Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management, the 7-foot-2 Sotto worked under NBA skills tr...

 2020-05-27 21:18 

Inquirer.net

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Emperador 2019 net profit up 5%...

Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Emperador Inc. grew its recurring net profit last year by 5 percent to P7 billion on the bank of growing consumer preference for premium liquor alongside the expansion of the group's footprint across global markets. Emperador&mda...

 2020-05-27 21:16 

Inquirer.net

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What does 2 meters look like?...

To readers who want to use for business orientations or online classes my analogy of salary increases with the spread of the virus, go ahead. See "The math behind the virus' dangerous spread," which was published last May 21. I often have used...

 2020-05-27 21:14 

Inquirer.net

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DA launches integrated urban fish-garden farming...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is bringing urban gardening closer to homes as it formally launched its urban aquaponics program early this week, which will provide interested municipalities with the proper equipment to start an integrated fish and veg...

 2020-05-27 21:12 

Inquirer.net

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Group questions gov't rice import plan...

The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) has questioned the legality of the government's move to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice on top of the imports being brought in by the private sector as this runs counter to the rice tarifficat...

 2020-05-27 21:12 

Inquirer.net

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Illegal clinic for COVID-19 Chinese patients raided in Makati...

A sewer clogged with medical waste led to the discovery of an unregistered clinic in Makati City for Chinese nationals suspected to have contracted the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Policemen and city health personnel arrested David Lai, 49 and Bruc...

 2020-05-27 21:10 

Inquirer.net

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3K QC residents return P29-M aid from gov't...

Around P29 million worth of cash assistance under the social amelioration program (SAP) has been returned by some 3,000 residents to the Quezon City government as of Wednesday. While some said they already received financial aid from other national agenci...

 2020-05-27 21:10 

Inquirer.net

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Stimulus bill tweaks refund rules to help virus-walloped airlines...

The proposed P1.3-trillion Philippine Economic Stimulus Act (Pesa) will allow local airlines to issue travel vouchers instead of refunds, helping the beleaguered industry fight off a multibillion-peso cash drain and potential bankruptcy but at the expense...

 2020-05-27 21:08 

Inquirer.net

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Robredo rolls out Community Mart app in Pasig...

Residents in selected areas in Pasig City can now have meat and vegetables delivered to their homes while helping small market vendors and tricycle drivers affected by the Metro-wide lockdown. Vice President Leni Robredo said the Community Mart mobile app...

 2020-05-27 21:06 

Inquirer.net

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277 Mandaluyong trike drivers infected...

At least 277 tricycle drivers in Mandaluyong City appeared to be positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after undergoing rapid tests administered by the city government, an official told the Inquirer. According to Jimmy Isidro, Mayor Carmelit...

 2020-05-27 21:04 

Inquirer.net

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Caloocan eyes 3 more villages for lockdown...

Although Caloocan is prepared for Metro Manila's possible transition to the more relaxed general community quarantine starting June 1, barangays in the city which register a notable increase in the number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases ma...

 2020-05-27 21:03 

ABS-CBN

2 babaeng online seller, patay sa karambola sa Nueva Ecija...

Patay ang dalawang babaeng online seller sa karambola sa Maharlika Highway sa Barangay Caanawan, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija nitong Martes ng hapon....

 2020-05-27 21:02 

Inquirer.net

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DOTr taps PayMaya for cash-free payments for PUVs...

The Department of Transportation has tapped PayMaya to provide digital payments for taxi cabs and ridesharing vehicles, formally called Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) in the country. The move comes as strict quarantine measures to curb the spre...

 2020-05-27 21:00 

Inquirer.net

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MMDA eyes modified vehicle coding scheme under GCQ...

MANILA, Philippines — As the National Capital Region prepares to transition to a general community quarantine (GCQ), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Wednesday said that it was considering implementing a modified coding s...

 2020-05-27 20:01 

ABS-CBN

The ANC Brief: One long lockdown...

The Philippines is coming out of a long lockdown with concerns the numbers will spike. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:...

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