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 2020-06-01 23:44 

Cebu Daily News

Duterte to work from Davao City home in next few days...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will be working from Davao City in the next few days. Malacaang said the President was scheduled to meet with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases and address the nation from his...

 2020-06-01 23:43 

ABS-CBN

Lalaking bigong silaban ang sarili huli matapos ang sunog sa barangay sa Mandaluyong...

Hinuli ng mga awtoridad ang isang lalaking bigong silaban ang sarili sa Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong, ayon sa Bureau of Fire Protection na isa sa tinitignan nilang sanhi ng sunog nitong Lunes ng gabi....

 2020-06-01 23:37 

Philippine Star

Autopsy finds cop suffocated black man as US braces for more fury...

One week after George Floyd died in Minneapolis, an autopsy blamed his videotaped death squarely on a white police officer who pinned him down with his knee for nearly nine minutes as Floyd pleaded,...

 2020-06-01 23:31 

ABS-CBN

Daloy ng trapiko mula Cavite papasok ng Metro Manila, mabigat na ngayong ika-2 araw ng GCQ...

Mabigat na ang daloy ng trapiko sa kalsada papasok ng Las Pias mula sa Bacoor ngayon Martes na ikalawang araw ng general community quarantine....

 2020-06-01 23:31 

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LPA spotted east of Aurora; Cloudy skies, rain showers nationwide Pagasa...

MANILA, Philippines — A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted 770 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora Tuesday morning but is not expected to develop into a tropical depression, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Ser...

 2020-06-01 23:24 

Cebu Daily News

CCTO reports drop in traffic violations in May...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) reported a massive drop in the number of traffic violations committed for the month of May. From 1, 497 impounded vehicles in April, CCTO only logged 478 impounded vehicles last month as a resu...

 2020-06-01 23:12 

Philippine Star

DOH claims small victory vs COVID...

The Department of Health yesterday said it had achieved a "small victory" in the fight against the coronavirus disease...

 2020-06-01 22:58 

ABS-CBN

Pila ng sasakay sa MRT Taft Avenue station umabot hanggang bangketa...

Abot hanggang sa bangketa ngayong Martes ang pila ng mga sasakay sa MRT Taft Avenue station bilang pagsunod sa physical distancing measures....

 2020-06-01 22:51 

ABS-CBN

Bilang ng commuter sa Commonwealth Ave mas kaunti ngayong ika-2 araw ng GCQ...

Mas kaunti ngayong Martes ang mga commuter sa mga kalsada ng Commonwealth Avenue kumpara sa unang araw ng general community quarantine....

 2020-06-01 22:43 

ABS-CBN

Mga pasahero ng MRT, maagang pumila sa ika-2 araw ng GCQ...

Maagang pumila ang mga pasahero sa MRT Quezon Avenue Station ngayong Martes sa ikalawang araw ng general community quarantine....

 2020-06-01 22:39 

Cebu Daily News

Dengue outbreak in Thailand kills 11, sickens 14,000...

BANGKOK — Eleven people have been killed and more than 14,000 sickened by a nationwide dengue fever outbreak in Thailand that has been super-charged by the onset of the rainy season. "From January 1 to May 25 there have been 14,126 cases of deng...

 2020-06-01 22:37 

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Stocks shake off weak start and close higher, extending run...

Stocks shook off a wobbly start on Wall Street and closed broadly higher Monday, adding to the market's recent run of solid gains. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4% after wavering between small gains and losses in the early going. Banks, companies that depend ...

 2020-06-01 22:16 

Philippine Star

Phoenix Petroleum incurs P215 million net loss in Q1...

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. incurred a net loss of P215 million in the first quarter on the back of volatile global oil prices and the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-06-01 22:16 

Philippine Star

How Hyun Bin pulls off Smart TVC amid COVID-19 pandemic...

Due to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many events were canceled or postponed, but Korean star Hyun Bin's Smart TV commercial was not one of them....

 2020-06-01 22:16 

Philippine Star

BOC posts lower collections amid COVID-19...

Taxes and duties collected by the Bureau of Customs declined in the first four and a half months amid a slowdown in economic activity due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-06-01 22:16 

Philippine Star

14 labs still to submit results DOH...

A backlog of some 6,800 swab test results from 14 licensed laboratories have yet to be received by the Department of Health for validation....

 2020-06-01 21:59 

ABS-CBN

Schedule ng mga flight ng airlines, muling binago...

Binagong muli ng mga airlines ang simula ng pagbabalik ng commercial domestic flights sa bansa....

 2020-06-01 21:59 

ABS-CBN

2 drug suspek huli sa buy-bust sa Makati...

Timbog ang 2 indibidwal sa isinagawang buy-bust operation ng mga awtoridad sa Laperal Compound, Barangay Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City....

 2020-06-01 21:04 

Philippine Star

How to apply for, renew or amend business permits in Quezon City...

(Public Service Announcement) Quezon City rolled out an online system aiming to facilitate the processing of business permits during the general community quarantine....

 2020-06-01 21:01 

ABS-CBN

The ANC Brief: Terrorism and our rights...

As the country battles a virus, the government wants to amend the country's anti-terrorism bill. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today....

 2020-06-01 20:58 

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Chaos as thousands return to work in Metro Manila...

MANILA, Philippines — They were raring to go back to work on Monday after three months of being cooped up at home. But the lack of public transportation forced thousands on the first day of general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila to walk ...

 2020-06-01 20:57 

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Drilon to DOH: Come clean on COVID-19 reporting...

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday dared the Department of Health (DOH) to come clean on its sudden decision to change its system of reporting confirmed coronavirus infections, which differentiates "fresh"...

 2020-06-01 20:56 

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Senate OKs on 3rd reading bill allowing school opening after August...

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has approved on third and final reading a measure that would allow the President to move the opening of classes beyond August during times of emergency. The bill's approval comes amid concerns from officials and ...

 2020-06-01 20:55 

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Vergeire: DOH has always been transparent on coronavirus situation...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday maintained that it had always been transparent in providing information to the public on the new coronavirus epidemic in the country. "From the very start, [the] DOH has been transpa...

 2020-06-01 20:54 

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Duterte to work from Davao City home in next few days...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will be working from Davao City in the next few days. Malacaang said the President was scheduled to meet with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases and address the nation from his...

 2020-06-01 20:53 

Inquirer.net

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ABS-CBN: PDRs do not result in foreign ownership...

MANILA, Philippines — But GMA did it, too. ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak on Monday countered the charge that the broadcast giant skirted the ban on foreign ownership of mass media by issuing Philippine depositary receipts (PDRs) to foreig...

 2020-06-01 20:52 

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Ayala group to build 4 new COVID-19 testing labs...

MANILA, Philippines — The Ayala group is set to build four new biosafety level 2 laboratories, apart from upgrading three other existing labs, to help scale up the county's capacity to conduct much-needed coronavirus tests using reverse transcri...

 2020-06-01 20:51 

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Lorenzana: Nothing to fear with antiterrorism bill...

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said the public has nothing to fear about the antiterrorism bill which would be given priority by Congress after the President certified it as urgent. On Monday's online briefing...

 2020-06-01 20:49 

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New strategies urged to improve public transport...

MANILA, Philippines — A coalition of 134 organizations on Monday said the government should hire the services of transport operators and drivers who are currently unemployed, after a shortage in mass transportation left thousands of workers stranded...

 2020-06-01 20:45 

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DOLE order for manning agencies to pay for seafarers' lodging hit...

MANILA, Philippines — Manning agencies are objecting to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) order compelling recruitment and manning agencies to shoulder the board and lodging expenses of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), saying ...

 2020-06-01 20:08 

Inquirer.net

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Treasury sells P 26B in T-bills...

With strong demand and low rates, the Bureau of the Treasury on Monday sold P26 billion in treasury bills, exceeding the P20-billion offering. The Treasury awarded P7 billion in the benchmark 91-day debt paper at an annual rate of 2.046 percent, down from...

 2020-06-01 20:07 

Inquirer.net

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PH shares start month on optimistic note; index up 1.56%...

The local stock barometer started the week with fresh optimism, tracking regional markets that were perked up by the better-than-expected factory gauge in China. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) racked up 91.33 points, or 1.56 percent, to close ...

 2020-06-01 20:06 

Inquirer.net

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USAID backs digital channel linking farmers, consumers...

A local technology logistics startup has gained the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its efforts to link Filipino farmers to consumers by establishing a farmer-to-market digital platform. Dubbed as DELIVER-e, t...

 2020-06-01 20:05 

Inquirer.net

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Don't weaken banking sector, Congress urged...

The central bank on Monday urged Congress to refrain from passing legislation that would result in the weakening of the Philippine banking system, saying these financial institutions were poised to play a key role in the recovery of the country's econ...

 2020-06-01 20:05 

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'Tondominium' rising in Manila's largest slum area...

The local government of Manila on Monday broke ground for "Tondominium"; 1 and 2 —two public housing projects aimed at providing decent housing to residents "living in the middle of the streets" for decades. The two buildings worth al...

 2020-06-01 20:04 

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Manufacturing declined anew in May...

Manufacturing shrank for the third straight month in May, although slower as the government eased lockdown restrictions especially in the country's virus epicenter. The latest manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) released by London-based...

 2020-06-01 20:04 

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SJ makes bike lanes part of 'new normal'...

San Juan City will open bike lanes that pass through every major point in the city, including its seat of government, public hospital and famed Greenhills Shopping Center, offering an alternative as sparse transport options left thousands of commuters str...

 2020-06-01 20:03 

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Most Metro mayors insensitive to their constituents' plight...

It is appalling that some local governments in Metro Manila are insensitive to the plight of thousands of commuters forced to walk to and from work on the first day of the general community quarantine (GCQ). With jeepneys, city buses and UV express vans s...

 2020-06-01 20:03 

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PH banks ready postlockdown scenarios...

Whether right-sizing, weeding out underperforming staff or deferring new hiring of personnel, Philippine banks have begun to unveil possible moves amid the macroeconomic challenges brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The country's bi...

 2020-06-01 20:02 

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Phoenix Petroleum suffers losses due to COVID...

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. dived to net loss of P215 million in the first quarter of 2020 from a profit of P415 million in the same period last year, no thanks to the oil price crash, higher operating expenses and the impact of the new coronavirus...

 2020-06-01 20:02 

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Long-term investment...

There's no question that Ange Kouame is one of the big reasons why Ateneo has a dynasty in UAAP men's basketball, and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is looking at tapping the talents of the Ivorian center for the "long-term" and help ...

 2020-06-01 20:02 

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Enterprising Makati residents put up businesses using P 5K cash aid from city gov't...

Some Makati residents who received P5,000 in cash assistance from the city government have used the money to put up their own businesses, according to Mayor Abby Binay. "Several recipients of our cash aid have shared inspiring stories on how they were...

 2020-06-01 20:01 

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BuCor moves 17 personnel with COVID-19 to Tarlac...

A total of 17 Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) personnel who tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been moved to a quarantine facility in Capas, Tarlac. They were staying at Site Harry, the BuCor's quarantine facility inside the...

 2020-06-01 20:01 

Inquirer.net

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Acceptable job-saving measures...

In anticipation of the challenges that employers are expected to face when the lockdown is lifted and business operations are allowed to resume, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) issued Labor Advisory 17-2020 titled "Guidelines on employme...

 2020-06-01 20:01 

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Even after short PBA career, Gab Banal is at peace from outside looking in...

Nueva Ecija forward Gab Banal feels the adversities in his basketball career paved the way for him to build one of the most successful careers outside the PBA. And whether or not the reigning MPBL most valuable player (MVP) makes it back to the PBA, he is...

 2020-06-01 20:00 

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Yuchengco firm shuts down 5 Honda dealerships...

Yuchengco-led House of Investments (HI) has shut down five of its 11 car dealership outlets in Metro Manila as part of measures to ensure "greater efficiency" in the automotive business, an industry that has taken a heavy beating from the coronavi...

 2020-06-01 20:00 

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Did You Know: June is National Dengue Awareness Month...

June is National Dengue Awareness Month. According to the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH), over 1,100 people, almost half of them children age 5 to 9, died of dengue in 2019. The DOH declared a national dengue epidemic last year when cases...

 2020-06-01 19:08 

ABS-CBN

Recoveries from COVID-19 reach 900 in QC; total cases at 2,175...

MANILA -- The number of recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Quezon City has reached 900, the local government said Monday....

 2020-06-01 19:04 

ABS-CBN

9 pinaligo umano sa kanal matapos lumabag sa curfew, liquor ban sa Davao City...

Sa interview kay Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte sa Davao City Disaster Radio, sinabi nitong hindi tama ang ginawang pagpapalangoy sa kanal sa mga lalaki....

 2020-06-01 18:58 

ABS-CBN

Mahigit P600,000 halaga ng ilegal na droga nasabat sa Bacolod...

Mahigit sa P600,000 halaga ng ilegal na droga ang nasabat ng mga awtoridad sa magkakahiwalay na buy-bust operation sa Bacolod nitong Linggo....

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