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GMA news channel suspends airing

GMA News TV (GNTV) has “temporarily signed off” due to the state of national calamity amid a novel coronavirus disease pandemic.

Time spent streaming spiked 20% worldwide this past weekend

FOR years, TV executives have fretted there is too much TV. Now, with the coronavirus looming large, they are worried there might not be enough.

Companies warned on virus patient’s privacy

THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has warned companies against disclosing the identities of employees under investigation or confirmed positive for the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

ECB launches new bond purchases worth €750 billion to stem coronavirus rout

FRANKFURT -- The European Central Bank (ECB) launched new bond purchases worth €750 billion at an emergency meeting late on Wednesday in a bid to stop a pandemic-induced financial rout shredding the euro zone’s economy and renew concerns about the bloc’s viability.

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With theaters dark, Sony to release Bloodshot for home viewing

WITH major movie theater chains closed, Sony Corp. will release its Vin Diesel action film Bloodshot to at-home viewers this month, becoming the second studio to break with the decades-long practice of giving cinemas exclusive rights to new movies.

Job losses could surpass 2008 financial crisis unemployment levels

NEARLY 25 million jobs and $3.4 trillion in income could be lost in the worst-case scenario due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, an estimate which exceeds the job losses resulting from the 2008 subprime-mortgage crisis, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.

Unioil offers discount to frontliners

UNIOIL Petroleum Philippines, Inc. is giving a fuel discount to health care workers, police and military personnel and local government units starting on Thursday, the oil company said.

Business and life after COVID-19

Since Monday after the President’s announcement of the lockdown, I’ve worked from home -- had a video call meeting with business executives from nine Asian countries, conducted my graduate school class using an online collaboration tool, and electronically met with some clients and partners.

Stuff to do at home

With everyone under enhanced community quarantine for the next four weeks due to the outbreak of COVID-19, here are a few activities to keep you entertained and productive in the comfort of your own homes.

Productive approaches for workers during Covid-19 lockdown

Our small business can’t be operated through flexible working arrangements like work from home, especially now that we have an Enhanced Community Quarantine on Luzon. Our workers reside in various areas and the strict implementation of the lockdown makes it impossible for us to continue without workers. Therefore, what would you advise us to ensure that all of us remain productive during the 30-day period? -- Anxious Apple.
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Moody’s affirms LANDBANK credit rating

MOODY’S Investors Service affirmed its credit rating for Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), citing its “healthy” metrics on solvency and liquidity.

Aboitiz firms provide supplies to health workers

ABOITIZ companies have donated medical supplies and resources for health and security workers across the country amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, the group said on Thursday.

Lone in the time of corona

Best title recommendations when shut up in your house waiting for the all-clear (which will come who knows when)? Escapist fare -- musicals, comedies, tales of fantasy, adventure flicks that glorify can-do characters acting in marked contrast to us in our present status: helpless, frustrated, wondering what bleak future is in store.

Pru Life UK launches Pulse, an all-in-one AI-powered health app

Pru Life UK, a leading life insurer and the pioneer of insuravest, or investment-linked life insurance products in the Philippines, announces the launch of...

How PSEi member stocks performed — March 19, 2020

Here’s a quick glance at how PSEi stocks fared on Thursday, March 19, 2020.