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 2020-06-03 08:51 

Philippine Star

Palace: Hiring jeepney drivers as contact tracers an option...

Roque said the government is also considering the complete reconfiguration of the jeepney to make it compliant with minimum health standards....

 2020-06-03 08:50 

ABS-CBN

751 additional COVID-19 cases recorded in PH; 70 pct 'late cases'...

MANILA — The Department of Health on Wednesday reported an additional 751 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 19,748....

 2020-06-03 08:50 

Manila Standard

Globe supports Mandaluyong City during pandemic...

Globe is supporting the Mandaluyong City's campaign to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic by giving the local government unit funding, communication and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for its medical frontliners....

 2020-06-03 08:46 

Cebu Daily News

Santander officials donate May salary for COVID response...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Elected officials in Santander town, southern Cebu have raised close to P800,000 out of their May 2020 salaries in order to augment the town's funds for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response efforts. In a report of...

 2020-06-03 08:43 

ABS-CBN

COVID-19 recoveries of overseas Filipinos cross 2,200...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday reported that 39 more Filipinos abroad have recovered from COVID-19, raising the toll to 2,205....

 2020-06-03 08:38 

ABS-CBN

Babala ng DTI: 'PM is key' ipinagbabawal...

Nagpaalala ang Department of Trade and Industry na dapat ilagay ang presyo sa kanilang ibinebenta....

 2020-06-03 08:36 

Inquirer.net

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'She had no right to be in Singapore': Youth pleads guilty to abusing Filipino maid...

SINGAPORE — A youth not only spat on his family's domestic helper and threw a metal mug at her face, leaving her with injuries, but also told her that she was "only a maid, was poor and had no right to be in Singapore". Ng Jia Sheng, 20,...

 2020-06-03 08:35 

Cebu Daily News

With few buses on the road, Cebu City needs jeepneys...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Workers in Cebu City who have returned to their respective workplaces after the city shifted to general community quarantine (GCQ) on June 1, 2020 still lack the public transport needed for their daily commute. Cebu City spo...

 2020-06-03 08:34 

ABS-CBN

Magnitude-4.3 quake hits waters off Davao Occidental...

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off Davao Occidental on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology....

 2020-06-03 08:30 

Inquirer.net

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Up to US to 'reinstate' or 'renew' my canceled visa Bato...

MANILA, Philippines— It has been six months since Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa confirmed the United States government had canceled his visa. Until now, Dela Rosa said he had not applied yet for the renewal of his visa, saying he would jus...

 2020-06-03 08:30 

Manila Standard

Boeing to compensate German tour operator TUI over 737 MAX...

American plane builder Boeing will compensate giant German tour operator TUI over the grounding of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft, TUI said Wednesday....

 2020-06-03 08:28 

Philippine Star

Phoenix allows employees to work from home for rest of 2020...

Around 70% of the company's workforce will be affected by the new leeway....

 2020-06-03 08:24 

Philippine Star

DJ Loonyo apologizes for mass testing remarks...

Dancer DJ Loonyo apologized today for his viral statement on mass testing....

 2020-06-03 08:23 

Inquirer.net

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Smart launches new LTE-Advanced Pocket WiFi Plans starting at P699 per month...

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has launched its new LTE-Advanced Pocket WiFi Plans under Smart Bro to make it simpler for customers to experience a much faster mobile connectivity whether at home or on the go. Two times faster than ol...

 2020-06-03 08:20 

ABS-CBN

301 village officials face criminal raps over anomalous cash aid distribution...

A total of 301 village officials are facing criminal charges over alleged anomalies in the distribution of the government's first tranche of cash aid, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Wednesday....

 2020-06-03 08:18 

Philippine Star

Anti-terror bill protest dinala sa kalsada ng mga grupo, 'di nagpatinag sa COVID-19...

Hindi napigilan ng banta ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at restriksyon sa...

 2020-06-03 08:17 

ABS-CBN

DepEd warns against illegal sale of free learning materials...

The Department of Education on Wednesday said it would take legal action against those illegally selling its free learning materials online....

 2020-06-03 08:14 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu eyes rebranding as PH's health and wellness hub...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province is looking at rebranding itself to become the "health and wellness" destination in the country as it moves towards further easing movement restrictions and reopening its tourism industry. While Cebu is ...

 2020-06-03 08:13 

ABS-CBN

SC orders Palace, DFA to comment on VFA withdrawal petition by senators...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday required the Office of the Executive Secretary and the Department of Foreign Affairs to comment on a petition filed by the Senate seeking to clarify its role in the cancellation of treaties, particularly, on the Visiting Force...

 2020-06-03 08:12 

Philippine Star

Smart launches new LTE-Advanced Pocket WiFi Plans starting at P699 per month...

Smart launches its new LTE-Advanced Pocket Wifi Plans under Smart Bro....

 2020-06-03 08:09 

Cebu Daily News

Here's how you can prolong the life of some of your appliances and gadgets...

Cebu City, PhilippinesBuying electronic gadgets and appliances can be a huge investment since they can be quite expensive. So what happens when they stop working? It's definitely a cause of a huge headache. While many of us blame the seemingly shorter...

 2020-06-03 08:08 

Cebu Daily News

Keeping your immunity strong amid a pandemic...

The COVID-19 pandemic has been called the "defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced since World War Two" by the World Health Organization. The virus has traveled not just from person to person but has cros...

 2020-06-03 08:00 

Manila Standard

Mumbai shuts offices, tells people to stay home as cyclone nears...

Mumbai authorities ordered offices and factories to shut and people to stay home Wednesday, reversing a move to ease a coronavirus lockdown as the Indian megacity faced its first cyclone in more than 70 years....

 2020-06-03 07:58 

Inquirer.net

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Brands weigh in on protests over police brutality...

As protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation. The post Brands weigh in on protests over police brutality appeared first on Inquirer Business ....

 2020-06-03 07:54 

Inquirer.net

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Digital courses to help businesses thrive during crisis...

In the year 2020, the world changed. That is how our future selves will start our stories about all that happened in 2020. Education and training however, have not stopped. Even having been affected by the 2020 health situation, methods of learning have s...

 2020-06-03 07:54 

Philippine Star

Volunteer group: Improvised bike lane was decisive action to protect commuters...

MMDA is coordinating with the police to determine other possible charges to be filed against members of the Bikers United Marshalls....

 2020-06-03 07:54 

Philippine Star

Government files criminal raps vs 301 barangay execs over cash aid distribution anomalies...

As of June 2, there are 301 barangay officials brought to prosecution following the case build up of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group....

 2020-06-03 07:47 

Philippine Star

Philippine football chief recalls days with UP Maroons...

Philippine Football Federation chief Araneta, who played for the UP Fighting Maroons in the 1970s, recalled his days in a basketball uniform....

 2020-06-03 07:46 

Cebu Daily News

6 Cebu City cops test positive for COVID-19...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Six more cops from the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of PRO-7, said that they have ...

 2020-06-03 07:41 

ABS-CBN

Mga batang babad sa internet posibleng mas lantad sa sexual exploitation...

Sinabi ni Police Brig. Gen. Alessandro Abella, hepe ng PNP-Women and Children Protection Center, na naging oportunidad ang pandemic para sa mga online sex offenders na mag-stalk, mag-groom at i-exploit ang mga bata online....

 2020-06-03 07:39 

ABS-CBN

'Extremely positive development': Senators laud suspension of VFA cancelation...

Several senators on Wednesday welcomed the executive branch's decision to suspend the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement, noting that the Philippines can benefit from its close ties with the United States especially during the coronavirus pan...

 2020-06-03 07:35 

Manila Standard

Walang Plastikan: Plastic's place in the 'new normal'...

As parts of the country are placed under varying degrees of eased quarantine schemes, this has caused a surge in the usage of single-use plastic due to a need for affordable, disposable or easy-to-clean packaging and a rise in deliveries for households un...

 2020-06-03 07:33 

Inquirer.net

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Kobe, Gigi Bryant murals spared from violent Floyd protests in LA...

MANILA, Philippines --- Black Lives Matter protests have filled the streets in the United States after the death of George Floyd last week.Not all rallies, however, remained peaceful as some took advantage of the situation to loot while some resorted to v...

 2020-06-03 07:33 

ABS-CBN

3 dawit sa anomalya sa SAP sa Hagonoy, Bulacan kinasuhan...

Tatlo, kabilang ang isang barangay kagawad at purok leader, ang kinasuhan dahil sa pagkakadawit umano sa pamemeke ng social amelioration program forms sa Hagonoy, Bulacan....

 2020-06-03 07:30 

ABS-CBN

Stricter regulation of PPE prices needed as COVID-19 response continues: Hospital exec...

As the Philippines eases restrictions on businesses and transportation, and hospitals re-open other services, a hospital official on Wednesday called for the need for stricter regulation on prices of personal protective equipment (PPE)....

 2020-06-03 07:29 

Inquirer.net

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UST athletes won't lose scholarships despite cost-cutting, says school...

MANILA, Philippines --- University of Santo Tomas assured it will continue to provide its athletes with scholarships, the school's Institute of Physical Education (IPEA) director Rev. Fr. Ermito De Sagon, O.P. said Wednesday.In a statement, De Sagon g...

 2020-06-03 07:26 

ABS-CBN

Gusali sa QC nasunog; 2 pamilya apektado...

Wala namang nasugatan pero tinatayang aabot sa P50,000 ang halaga ng pinsala....

 2020-06-03 07:24 

Inquirer.net

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House minority bloc opposes 'swift passage' of Anti-Terror Bill...

MANILA, Philippines — The minority bloc in the House of Representatives has opposed the "swift passage" of the controversial Anti-Terror Bill, saying that members need more time to study the measure. The lawmakers filed on Tuesday House Reso...

 2020-06-03 07:22 

Inquirer.net

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Gatchalian pushes for microloans to help parents buy 'blended learning' gadgets...

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for microloans for parents who need to buy their children gadgets to be used for "blended learning" when classes resume on August 24. "Isa sa mga amendment ko doon (Bayanihan 2)...

 2020-06-03 07:15 

ABS-CBN

Telemedicine part of 'new normal' in PH even as hospitals resume other services...

A director of the Makati Medical Center, one of the hospitals in Metro Manila that accommodated a number of COVID-19 patients, said they will continue using teleconsultation to help prevent the further spread of the virus in the country....

 2020-06-03 07:04 

Inquirer.net

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NBA targeting October finish for coronavirus-hit season...

The NBA is aiming to complete the 2020 season by mid-October, reports said Tuesday, as the league edges towards a return from the coronavirus shutdown.ESPN reported that according to a timeframe due to be voted on by NBA's Board of Governors on Thursd...

 2020-06-03 07:00 

Philippine Star

UST admin denies cutting athletes' scholarship...

In a statement, UST's Institute of Physical Education director Rev. Fr. Jannel Novino Abogado, O.P. guaranteed that sports scholarships of the student-athletes will not be affected by cost-cutting measures of the school....

 2020-06-03 07:00 

Manila Standard

Italy reopens to tourists from Europe...

Italy reopens to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes pinned on reviving the key tourism industry as the summer season begins....

 2020-06-03 06:58 

Philippine Star

ABS-CBN's Lopez asserts Philippine citizenship at House hearing...
 2020-06-03 06:53 

Philippine Star

Philippines re-opens skies for needed flights...

No leisure travel will be allowed, and airlines will enforced strict safety measures that would require passengers to be at the airport 3 hours before their flights...

 2020-06-03 06:52 

ABS-CBN

Landbank may alok na pautang para sa private schools...

Inihayag ngayong Miyerkoles ng Land Bank of the Philippines na patuloy pa rin silang tumatanggap ng aplikasyon mula sa mga pribadong paaralan para matulungan ang mga estudyanteng hirap magbayad ngayon ng tuition fee....

 2020-06-03 06:48 

Inquirer.net

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CHEd, DepEd seek help from Congress in funding 'blended learning'...

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Department of Education (DepEd) are seeking help from Congress in funding the internet connectivity of institutions and stakeholders in the "blended learning" to be impl...

 2020-06-03 06:40 

Inquirer.net

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Questions on dual citizens' ownership of mass media firms surface at House hearing...

MANILA, Philippines — As the citizenship of ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III is questioned amid the network's bid for a 25-year franchise, questions on whether or not dual citizens should be allowed to own mass media c...

 2020-06-03 06:36 

Cebu Daily News

Gealon to residents of locked down areas: Be patient...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City spokesperson, Lawyer Rey Gealon, urged the residents of locked down areas in the city to be patient and remain compliant to the quarantine guidelines. He said in a press conference on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that ...

 2020-06-03 06:30 

Manila Standard

Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya arms embargo mission...

Europe tried to reassure Russia during a UN Security Conference video call Tuesday after a French warship intercepted an oil tanker off the coast of Libya under an operation to halt the flow of arms to the North African country....

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