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Joe Biden puts the brakes on Trump jobs-report victory lap

‘There is so much more work to be done. So many Americans are still hurting’, Biden says.

  1. Joe Biden puts the brakes on Trump jobs-report victory lap  Al Jazeera English
  2. Twitter blocks Trump campaign video on Floyd  INQUIRER.net
  3. Trump sparks controversy saying ‘great day’ for George Floyd  Rappler
  4. Trump finally got his wall. But it’s not at the border.  The Washington Post
  5. Trump spins good jobs report to create fake impression that all is well  The Washington Post
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Covid leaves 7.3 million Filipinos unemployed – The Manila Times

The country’s unemployment rate ballooned to 17.7 percent in April, the highest recorded since the 8.4-percent rate in 2005, as the lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) forced the closure of thousands of businesses. The Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) Labor Force Survey (LF…

  1. Covid leaves 7.3 million Filipinos unemployed – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
  2. 7.3 million Filipinos jobless in April as unemployment soars during COVID-19 lockdown | ANC  ABS-CBN News
  3. Palace on ‘record-high’ unemployment: Saddened but not surprised  INQUIRER.net
  4. 7.3 million Filipinos jobless in April amid COVID-19 pandemic – PSA  CNN Philippines
  5. Jobless Filipinos balloon to 7.3 million in April as unemployment soars in lockdown  ABS-CBN News
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UN launches push for net-zero emissions by 2050

Businesses and city leaders are urged to back the Race to Zero campaign ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow next year.

  1. UN launches push for net-zero emissions by 2050
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Almost 6.7M cases of COVID-19 worldwide; death toll 392,878

At least 6,696,690 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories while 392,878 people have died since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Friday.

  1. Almost 6.7M cases of COVID-19 worldwide; death toll 392,878
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Suspension of public transport, shutdown of businesses burdensome for majority —SWS

Majority of Filipinos found burdensome the suspension of public transport and the shutdown of private businesses and stores, the latest survey results from Social Weather Stations showed.

  1. Suspension of public transport, shutdown of businesses burdensome for majority —SWS
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Milley, America’s Top General, Walks Into a Political Battle

The military that Gen. Mark A. Milley represents is facing what could be the worst schism with the American public since the fractious Vietnam War years.

  1. Milley, America’s Top General, Walks Into a Political Battle  The New York Times
  2. Trump sued over police dispersal of protesters before church photo op  ABS-CBN News
  3. Civil rights groups sue Trump over assault on peaceful protesters near White House  The Guardian
  4. Trump finally got his wall. But it’s not at the border.  The Washington Post
  5. Trump and Tom Cotton Are Wrong. Don’t Send the Military to Protests.  The New York Times
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May inflation rate declined to 2.1% due to low demand

Inflation in May slowed to a six-month low of 2.1 percent from 2.2 percent a month ago, pulled down mainly by the decline in the indices of transport, food and non-alcoholic beverages.

  1. May inflation rate declined to 2.1% due to low demand  manilastandard.net
  2. BSP tells Filipinos to practice ‘cyber hygiene’  INQUIRER.net
  3. Inflation in May dips to 2.1% due to cheaper transport, slower food price rise  CNN Philippines
  4. BSP ‘extreme scenario’ for banking system is 10% rise in provisions  BusinessWorld Online
  5. Pandemic fallout to keep PH inflation in check, BSP says  INQUIRER.net
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89 former defense officials say they are ‘alarmed’ by Trump’s threat to use the military to end nationwide unrest

They said that the president is betraying his oath to support and defend the Constitution by threatening to use the military to quash protests.

  1. 89 former defense officials speak out against Trump’s protest response – Business Insider  Business Insider
  2. Breaking with party, Republican senator says Trump rebuke ‘necessary’  Rappler
  3. Breaking with party, GOP senator says rebuke of Trump ‘necessary’  ABS-CBN News
  4. Esper and Mattis spoke up. Others should, too.  The Washington Post
  5. Criticism of Trump’s Threat to Use Military Force  The New York Times
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Salceda joins colleagues in withdrawing vote for Anti-Terrorism Bill

Albay second district Rep. Joey Salceda requests to change his vote on the controversial Anti-Terror Bill into ab abstention due to the lack of a bicameral conference committee meeting to tackle what he calls vague provisions

  1. Salceda joins colleagues from withdrawing vote for Anti-Terrorism Bill  CNN Philippines
  2. Anti-terror bill: Business group oppose in ‘strongest possible terms’  ABS-CBN News
  3. Anti-terror bill won’t target activists: Cayetano | Headline Pilipinas  ABS-CBN News
  4. [OPINION] What is the need for this anti-terror bill?  Rappler
  5. Impending reign of terror with Anti-Terror Act  INQUIRER.net
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DepEd: 5 million students register during 1st week of remote enrollment

The initial number of enrollees is less than a fifth of last year’s 27.7 million student population in primary and secondary schools

  1. DepEd: 5 million students register during 1st week of remote enrollment
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Seven arrested during anti-terrorism bill protest in Cebu City

#ReleaseCebu7 trends on Twitter as videos of policemen running after protesters in an anti-terrorism bill rally in UP-Cebu circulated online. The UP-Cebu administration says it is ‘deeply disturbed’ by the dispersal and arrest of ‘peaceful protesters.’

  1. Seven arrested during anti-terrorism bill protest in Cebu City  CNN Philippines
  2. Cops arrest 8 at anti-terrorism bill protest in Cebu City  Rappler
  3. 7 Cebu students protesting anti-terrorism bill nabbed  INQUIRER.net
  4. Police: We did not violate UP-DND accord in UP Cebu incident  INQUIRER.net
  5. Fighting Maroon Kobe Paras vows to help bail out arrested protesters in Cebu  ABS-CBN News
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Business groups oppose ‘highly divisive’ anti-terror bill

During the coronavirus pandemic, what the country needs is ‘national unity’ and not a bill that ‘poses clear and present danger to human rights,’ 8 business groups say in a joint statement

  1. Business groups oppose ‘highly divisive’ anti-terror bill  Rappler
  2. Anti-terror bill won’t target activists: Cayetano | Headline Pilipinas  ABS-CBN News
  3. Show proof of invitation to attend terror bill hearings, group tells Lacson  INQUIRER.net
  4. [OPINION] What is the need for this anti-terror bill?  Rappler
  5. [OPINION | Newspoint] An official act of terrorism  Rappler