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World urged to rebuild greener, more equal economies after coronavirus

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Plans to rebuild shattered economies after the new coronavirus pandemic offer a chance to create greener, fairer societies amid...

Metro Manila comes back to life although COVID-19 threat lingers

MANILA — Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday as one of the world's strictest and longest coronavirus lockdowns...
Congress

Online petition revived against controversial bill, which House slipped in during MECQ

An online petition addressed to the House of Representatives sought to junk the proposed measure against terrorism because some of its provisions were deemed unconstitutional and would trample on...
Online shopping

PM is the key? DTI reminds online sellers to display prices on online platforms

Online sellers are recently reminded to disclose prices of their respective products to their consumers as the e-commerce industry booms amid the community quarantine period. In...

Tanker truck drives into protesters as U.S. cities fear another night of violent protests

MINNEAPOLIS — A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, as major...

Online child sex abuse cases triple under lockdown in Philippines

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Cases of online child sex abuse in the Philippines have tripled under coronavirus, the government said, with campaigners warning that the...
Salon customer

Beauty service workers ask gov’t to reopen salons, barbershops under GCQ

Workers in the local beauty service industry recently appealed to the government to allow salons and barbershops to operate once Metro Manila and other...

A guide to available modes of mass transport units for areas under GCQ

The Department of Transportation on Friday announced the modes of public transportation for Filipinos who will travel to work next week following the eased restrictions in...
Chinese nationals

Investigation sought after alleged priority COVID-19 testing of Chinese workers

Investigations are called for over recent reports of Chinese workers allegedly given priority in targeted testing activities.  This week, Sen. Risa Hontiveros and local officials in Parañaque City received reports...

Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter on air covering Minneapolis protests

WASHINGTON — The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a CNN reporter reporting live on television early Friday morning while covering the Minneapolis protests, without giving any reason, and...
Richard Gomez

‘Who said I don’t want to accept OFWs?’: Richard Gomez questions Duterte’s source on...

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez on Friday questioned President Rodrigo Duterte's source after the latter claimed that the actor-politician was supposedly against the return of...

Japan reality show ‘Terrace House’ halts production after star’s death

TOKYO — Japanese reality TV show "Terrace House" has suspended its production for the 2019-2020 season after the sudden death of a 22-year-old cast...

Twitter attaches disclaimer to Trump’s Minneapolis tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter accused President Donald Trump on Friday of "glorifying violence", attaching a disclaimer to one of his tweets about unrest in Minneapolis that it said broke its...
Chinese clinic in Fontana

Roundup of illegal health facilities catering to Chinese nationals suspected with COVID-19

Illegal clinics reportedly catering to Chinese nationals suspected with COVID-19 recently alarmed Filipinos and lawmakers who expressed their concerns on its impacts to public...

A look at the recommendations the national gov’t ignored in its decision to lift...

The national government's decision to ease quarantine measures starting June overlooked the warning from local researchers against prematurely lifting them.  In a late-night televised briefing...

New Japanese anime movie from ‘Sailor Moon’ maker coming to Netflix

Streaming giant Netflix on Friday announced that a new Japanese animation film will launch on its platform next month. “A Whisker Away” an anime movie...

US Department of Justice says probe into George Floyd’s death ‘top priority’

The United States Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday that it had made a federal investigation into the death of George...

‘Grease’ kicks off Madrid summer nights at socially distanced drive-in cinema

MADRID — The next best thing to sitting in a darkened movie theatre? A drive-in cinema in the Spanish capital launched its post-lockdown summer...

Duterte eases lockdown in Metro Manila from June 1 amid spike in COVID-19 cases

MANILA (UPDATED 1:03 a.m.) —  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte eased one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the...
Employee working with Universal Robots

Companies urged to integrate robots in manufacturing to improve productivity post-COVID

Denmark-based company Universal Robots recently urged the manufacturing industry of the Philippines to accelerate its adoption of robotic automation to remain efficient amid tough economic...