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'Shoot them dead' - Philippine leader says won't tolerate lockdown violators

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.

philippines - Reuters
9:18pm PDT - April 1st, 2020

GMOs Could be a Key to Sustainable Farming

If we want to feed a growing population without fueling global warming, we need to redefine what we think of as good food.

philippines - Wired
3:00am PDT - April 1st, 2020

Houseparty offers $1M bounty for proof of hacking ‘smear campaign’

In the past couple of weeks, video calling apps such as Zoom and Houseparty have gained tremendous popularity thanks to worldwide lockdowns. But with increasing fame, experts have raised privacy and security concerns related to these apps. Various claims of t…

philippines - The Next Web
4:04am PDT - March 31st, 2020

Grab makes e-scooter and cab rides free for frontline coronavirus workers in the Philippines

Essential workers in the Philippines are getting a helping hand from mobility company Grab in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. In an update to users last week, Grab said it has deployed 50 e-scooters to local governments specifically use by health care …

philippines - The Next Web
2:12am PDT - March 31st, 2020

Police in the Philippines Are Putting Coronavirus Lockdown Violators in Dog Cages

Police also shot a man on a motorcycle dead for allegedly evading a checkpoint.

philippines - Vice News
6:06am PDT - March 27th, 2020

Streaming service Hooq files for liquidation

On-demand video streaming service Hooq said on Friday it has filed for liquidation after it failed to grow rapidly and cover its increasing operating costs. Hooq Digital, a joint venture between Singapore telecom group Singtel (majority owner), Sony Pictures,…

philippines - TechCrunch
2:54am PDT - March 27th, 2020

‘All we have left is to hope and pray’: Travelers stranded in airport by coronavirus

Russian hostel manager Valerie Azure has spent the past three nights sleeping on the floor of a Malaysian airport along with her young son, after Southeast Asian nations sealed borders and canceled flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

philippines - Reuters
4:21am PDT - March 26th, 2020

Philippine Rebels Declare Ceasefire to Heed U.N. Chief’s Call

The Communist guerrillas said the ceasefire is a “direct response to the call of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire"

philippines - Time
7:55pm PDT - March 24th, 2020

Emirates will suspend most passenger flights by March 25

Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international traffic, today briefly announced on Twitter and its own website that it would halt all passenger flights by March 25 but then reversed course and said that it would still fly to 13 destinations, including…

philippines - TechCrunch
9:25am PDT - March 22nd, 2020

Factbox: Coronavirus deaths pass 5,400 worldwide

Some 145,594 people have been infected by the coronavirus across the world and 5,419 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

philippines - Reuters
2:54am PDT - March 21st, 2020

Medical students stuck in Philippines

72-hour window for non-Filipinos to leave country and travel ban by India spoil plans

philippines - The Hindu
11:07am PDT - March 18th, 2020

Plane passenger diagnosed with coronavirus after landing

A plane passenger on a flight from JFK to Palm Beach was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

philippines - ABC News
5:12am PDT - March 12th, 2020

Netflix rolls out its cheaper mobile-only plan in the Philippines

Netflix has expanded its cheaper mobile-only plan's reach and launched the option in the Philippines. The streaming giant has been testing the subscription tier in emerging markets since 2018, starting with Malaysia and India. It formally made the option avai…

philippines - Engadget
12:09am PDT - March 12th, 2020

Coronavirus proves great for Boku’s bottom line, as payments jump 30%

Fintech firm Boku says the worldwide impact of the coronavirus has positively affected its business, with its total payment volume rising by 30% over the last two months, Reuters reports. Boku, a payments service that allows users to charge purchases to their…

philippines - The Next Web
8:51am PST - March 3rd, 2020

Gunman Takes 30 People Hostage in Philippine Shopping Mall

Philippine police surrounded a shopping mall in an upscale district in Manila after a gunman opened fire and took several people inside hostage.

philippines - Time
10:25pm PST - March 1st, 2020