A fisherman on the remote Philippine island of Sicogon. Locals call it “Paradise Island." It is being turned into an ecotourism resort. Photo: Al Jazeera

Five years after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed the island of Sicogon, local residents claim corporations brought in to help rebuild are using intimidation and harassment to evict them in favor of multi-million dollar eco-tourism resorts.

Why it matters: Wenefred Gonzales, a village chief, claims the companies are exploiting storm survivors to make a profit. “If they like your island, they will do anything they can to chase the people out," he says. "It’s difficult to fight these people … they have a strong connection with our government.”

  • “I think the term exploit might be too harsh for us because we are very authentic and transparent with our plans," says Ruel Maranan, the Managing Director Ayala. "Actually, such disasters are way beyond business initiatives."

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for coronavirus after positive result

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) tested negative for the coronavirus after initially testing positive earlier Thursday, his office announced.

Why it matters: 73-year-old DeWine was set to meet President Trump Thursday on the tarmac at an airport in Cleveland and was tested as part of standard protocol. He is the second governor known to have contracted the coronavirus, after Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R).

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 18,996,008 — Total deaths: 712,476— Total recoveries — 11,478,835Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 4,877,115 — Total deaths: 159,990 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: Pelosi rips GOP over stimulus negotiations: "Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn" — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive.
  4. Public health: Majority of Americans say states reopened too quicklyFauci says task force will examine aerosolized spread Study finds COVID-19 antibodies prevalent in NYC health care workers.
  5. Business: The health care sector imploded in Q2More farmers are declaring bankruptcyJuly's jobs report could be an inflection point for the recovery.
  6. Sports: Where college football's biggest conferences stand on playing.

Trump issues order banning TikTok if not sold within 45 days

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Americans and U.S. companies will be banned from making transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, in 45 days, according to a new executive order President Trump issued Thursday evening.

The big picture: Last week Trump announced his intention to ban TikTok but said he'd leave a 45-day period for Microsoft or other U.S.-based suitors to try to close a deal to acquire the popular video-sharing app.