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The authors recommend that governments and health agencies follow due process and publish verified scientific information.
Hands down, the craziest thing to come out of the coronavirus pandemic are all the unverified scientific reports floating around that can properly be described as conspiracies and rumors.Top Story: 10 Celebrities With Surprising Degrees and Career ShiftsThough it may seem obvious to some, ...
 
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The team developed an app that forecasts the outcome of lockdowns on a country’s economy and environment.
A team from the Philippines took top honors at a special COVID-19 edition of the prestigious Space Apps Challenge organized by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Also read: 25 Famous Landmarks from Old ManilaTeam Cirrolytix’s GIDEON project won for Best ...
 
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The group has provided assistance to around 248 students so far, and has raised more than P1 million in crowdsourced donations.
Millions of students around the Philippines have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With online school now the “new normal,” the vast majority of Filipino youths who do not come from privileged families are scrambling to find means to purchase electronic devices ...
 
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The 60-year-old facility will be transformed into an import terminal.
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation is shutting down its refinery operations in its Tabangao facility in Batangas largely due to the coronavirus pandemic that has yet to show signs of abating in the country. Also read: 25 Famous Landmarks from Old ManilaInstead, the facility will ...
 
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They will be laid off in mid-September.
More than 100 workers of the Light Rail Transit 1, or LRT-1, will lose their jobs by mid-September due to low ridership brought about by the Metro-wide COVID-19 quarantines, its operator said Tuesday.Top story: The Story of Silahis/Grand Boulevard Hotel“It is with great regret that LRMC confirms a ...
 
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But PNB posted a 64% decrease in earnings during the same period.
Tycoon Lucio Tan’s listed LT Group reported total attributable net income of P10.03 billion in the first six months of 2020, up P790 million or nine percent compared to P9.24 billion during the same period in 2019. The company bucked the downward trend ...
 
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Artists around the country have lost their source of income due to this extended lockdown.
The pandemic has affected everyone just when people were getting back on their feet, pursuing their dreams, or reaching their goals. In what feels like an instant, the hard work of many was undone by lockdown.Top story: The Story of Silahis/Grand Boulevard HotelRestaurants ...
 
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'The cat is out of the bag.'
CEOs, current and former, of the country’s leading tech companies are teaming up to combat COVID-19 with a state-of-the-art contact tracing app that will utilize Google and Apple’s exclusive exposure notification system (Google/iOS EN API).Top story: The Story of Silahis/Grand Boulevard HotelPhilippine Seven ...
 
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The President also accepted Russia's vaccine offer.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would get himself vaccinated for COVID-19 once it becomes available to ensure its safety for the public. He said he was also accepting Russia's offer to supply vaccines to the Philippines.The Department of Health on Monday said it set aside P2.4 billion to ...
 
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Open call for small business owners and entrepreneurs is ongoing.
Filipino entrepreneurs looking for support in these tough times will be interested to know that there’s an opportunity waiting for them via a new reality TV show, where they can win P1 million in funding. Project Go is a program developed for ...
 
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You can now find covid testing sites more easily.
As the Department of Health (DOH) grows the list of certified COVID-19 laboratories in the country, Google adds new testing centers on Google Maps so Filipinos can find more sites near them as they search on the platform.“As we continue to navigate ...
 
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He had reportedly been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Alfredo Lim, former Senator and Mayor of Manila has passed away. His daughter confirmed his death to CNN Philippines. He was 90 years old. Lim was admitted to a government hospital, reportedly after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.Lim was a former policeman, Secretary of ...
 
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Funding application includes a dead CEO on the list.
A Texan man was arrested for fraudulently obtaining some $1.6million (about P78.5 million in the US government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The scam was announced by US Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the US Justice Department’s Criminal Division ...
 
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But what about the 38,000 recoveries with asymptomatic or mild symtpoms?
Act like you have the virus. This is what medical experts have been suggesting since March. Now, a new study seems to support that advice. New research from South Korea, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, confirmed that people with asymptomatic and mild cases ...
 
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And what country searched for beer the most?
Few things are more satisfying after a long hard day at the office (or working from home) than a bottle of cold beer. It’s probably why we’re celebrating International Beer Day today, August 7.Also read: The Most Prominent Families in Manila There’s no question ...
 
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With 119,460 total cases, the country overtook Indonesia.
The Philippines on Thursday surpassed Indonesia to become the Southeast Asian nation with the most number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, based on official data. Metro Manila and surrounding provinces are on the third day of a strict quarantine aimed at slowing infections and recalibrating the pandemic-fighting strategy.The Department of Health tallied 3,561 ...
 
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This officially puts the country in a recession.
The Philippine economy is being pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that the Q2 2020 gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of the country declined by a whopping 16.5 percent, the lowest rate ever recorded since at least ...
 
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But the company expects to bounce back to profitability by the end of the year.
Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC), the country’s largest food service company, posted a net loss of P11.96 billion for the first six months of 2020, a staggering drop from a net income of P2.50 billion during the same period last year. The company ...
 
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Face shields over face masks.
Face shields will be required in all forms of public transportation from Aug. 15, the Department of Transportation said in a memorandum released Wednesday. The face shields will be on top of face masks. The Philippines is addressing fast-rising COVID-19 infections that forced the reimposition of ...
 
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Catharine graduated with a bachelor's in Biology and a master's in Genetics.
In the past few months, we've seen several people exert efforts and help in the fight against COVID-19. Filipinos celebrities have raised funds, Filipinos flight attendants have donated healthcare essentials to those in need, and of course, there are the Filipino medical frontliners who ...
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