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Domestic cats and dogs from Europe to the U.S. have tested positive for the virus during the pandemic.
Cat and dog owners suffering from COVID-19 can pass their illness onto their feline and canine companions, according to a small study released Friday.Top Story: World's Most Expensive Tree is Being Poached in the PhilippinesThe new coronavirus is a "zoonotic" infection—meaning it has ...
 
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It's still up for review by independent scientists.
A drug company says partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.Top Story: The ...
 
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A shift to the lowest quarantine, MECQ, also possible.
Coronavirus infections in the Philippines are going down, data showed, as authorities aimed to flatten the curve or slow its spread, when September ends. The turnaround came after a quarter of the population endured 15 days of strict quarantine and the introduction of new ...
 
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Demand remains sluggish due to the pandemic.
Inflation in the Philippines slowed to 2.4 percent in August, a consequence of weak demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic. It was also below the forecast set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.Also read:  8 Great Monarchies and How They Fell from Grace The ...
 
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The end is not in sight.
Malaysia announced that it has blocked the entry of Indian, Indonesian and the Filipino citizens starting Monday, August 31.Top Story: Is Sharon Cuneta Really A Billionaire? Bloomberg reports that the restrictions will affect those with long-term passes, students, expatriates, permanent residents as well as family ...
 
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The law, once signed, also seeks a P25 billion standby fund.
The Senate and House of Representatives have come out with the final version of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2, which seeks to distribute P140 billion in funds to address the twin health and economic crises borne out of the COVID-19 ...
 
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The President has been in his hometown since August 3.
President Rodrigo Duterte will be staying longer in Davao City.On PTV4's Twitter feed, Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte will be holding another cabinet meeting with select members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Davao on Monday, August 24, 2020.Attendees are required ...
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a mental health toll on Filipinos
Suicide cases are on the rise in the Philippines, according to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, who is calling on religious leaders to lift the spirits of their communities.“We respectfully request our spiritual leaders to bring this much needed message of hope to our ...
 
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Food deliveries and takeout allowed 24/7.
Food deliveries are allowed 24/7 in Metro Manila during the strict GCQ and riders are exempted from the region-wide curfew, authorities said Thursday.Restaurants and fast-food chains can also operate for 24 hours, Metro Manila Development Authority General Manager Jojo Garcia told reporters. Trade Sec. Ramon Lopez earlier ...
 
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the consumer tech company says it’s also been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Listed tech company Xurpas reported a net loss of P48.57 million for the first half of 2020, taming the P115.38 million deficit it suffered during the same period in 2019.Also read: This CEO Grew Up Inside BilibidXurpas also posted its 2019 annual report ...
 
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Gyms and internet cafes are not allowed.
Metro Manila will reimpose a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. during the general community quarantine, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Wednesday at the start of the quarantine.The curfew hours were agreed upon by Metro Manila mayors, said Roque, who is also spokesperson of the Inter-Agency ...
 
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It’s the first loss in the company’s history.
Listed Megawide Construction Corp. (MCC) reported a net loss of P398 million during the first half of 2020, the first time it has recorded negative earnings in its corporate history. Also read: Sultan Kudarat: The Philippines's Most Powerful Sultan Consolidated revenues was at P6.44 billion, ...
 
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Millions are out of work.
Unemployment is at record levels due to the coronavirus lockdown. The Social Weather Stations estimates that nearly half of Filipino adults, or some 27.3 million are jobless as of July.Adult joblessness was at 45.5 percent, shattering the 34.4 percent set in March 2012. The July 3 to 6 ...
 
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"The government and all Filipinos should ensure that the poor are at the center of policy attention."
The Philippines is in recession. While we're seeing the effects of the decline in numbers, the ultra-poor are feeling it harder with unemployment on the rise. A recent study—authored by Jose Ramon G. Albert, Michael Ralph M. Abrigo, Francis Mark A. Quimba, and Jana ...
 
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But it’s seeing explosive growth in its ecommerce business.
The SSI Group reported a net loss of P476 million during the firt six months of 2020, a full 180-degree turn from its P346 million net income during the same period last year. Also read: Is This Why Kawali Handles are Short and HollowThe ...
 
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Losses wiped out cash infusion of P17.7 billion since last year.
PAL Holdings Inc., the parent company of the nation’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines, reported a comprehensive loss of P22.02 billion in the first six months of 2020. That’s P19.01 billion higher than the P3.01 billion loss it reported in the same period ...
 
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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 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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