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SEC issues new rules to protect shareholders - 2020-03-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued new rules to further protect shareholder interest. In a memorandum circular, the SEC said it is now requiring corporations to ensure that stockholders or members have enough time to prepare for meetings so they can effectively participate in their regular meetings.

Government extends record P201.5 billon subsidy to GOCC in 2019 - 2020-03-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The financial support extended by the national government to state-owned corporations surged by 47.5 percent to an all-time high of P201.52 billion last year from P136.85 billion in 2018 to provide funding for additional programs and projects. According to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr), government subsidies extended ...

Virus outbreak batters economies, raises fear of spread
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
TOKYO -- Amid fears about where the next outbreak of a fast-spreading new virus would appear, infections and deaths continued to rise across the globe Sunday, emptying streets of tourists and workers, shaking economies and rewriting the realities of daily life. Panic-buying of daily necessities emerged in Japan, tourist sites across Asia ...

The top-selling smartphones of 2019 are almost all Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy
Mashable - 2020-03-01
People sure love the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. According to a new study by market research firm Counterpoint Research, the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy lines of smartphones were the top-selling devices of 2019. Apple took up a whopping six spots in the top 10 list based on global smartphone market share. The iPhone XR was the best ...

COVID-19: Over 87,000 infected globally, over 2,900 deaths
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 87,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

Galaxy Note 20 Could Feature Built-In Projector, Health Metrics, And More
International Business Times - 2020-03-01
Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch its Galaxy Note 20 The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 would arrive in Jul. 2020, according to a reputable tipster A newly spotted Samsung patent that the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 would feature various health metrics and even a built-in projecture Earlier this month, Samsung held its yearly Unpacked event.

S. Korea, US militaries have 31 infected
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
SEOUL -- Twenty-seven members of the South Korean military were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 as of Sunday, as 8,880 service members have been quarantined. Infected personnel included soldiers, officers and civilian workers. Fifteen of them were in the Army and 10 were in the Air Force, with one each in the Navy and Marine Corps.

China sends team to help Iran fight virus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
BEIJING -- China has sent a group of experts to Iran to help combat the novel coronavirus in the country, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying announced. She said on Twitter that the Chinese experts are on their way to Iran. The coronavirus disease is enemy of all, Hua said, adding "we must fight together". During his phone call with ...

Facebook Planning Messenger App Overhaul With Focus On Stories And Friends
International Business Times - 2020-03-01
Facebook Messenger getting a major overhaul Discover tab will be removed from the app Focus more on peer-to-peer communication Facebook has planned a major redesign to its Messenger. The Discover tab will be removed and emphasis will be on simplifying the experience of the user. According to a TechCrunch report, three years ago, Chatbots were ...

Government allots P1.3 billion to diversify crops - 2020-03-01
Aside from improving and breeding new crop varieties, it enhances the resistance of plants to various weather conditions. Crop diversification will also increase crop portfolio so that farmers ...

Group dares DENR exec: Sue air monitoring company - if you can
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
MANILA, Philippines - An environment advocate group has dared an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to file cases against an air monitoring company -- or just resign from his post. According to the Limpyong Hangin Alang sa Kaugmaon sa Toledo (LAHAT), a clean air advocate from Toledo City in Cebu, DENR ...

Singapore And Autonomous Vehicles -- Interesting Lessons In Governance, Planning, And Safety
Forbes - 2020-03-01
Singapore is a dense city-state with a large growing population (approx 6M). In 2015, the Singapore government launched the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint (SSB) which had five strategic thrusts to build a sustainable city, and one of the key elements was "a car-lite" Singapore. Given the limited space, it is no longer possible to increase ...

3 more Filipinos quarantined at facility showing coronavirus symptoms, 10 test negative
CNN Philippines - 2020-03-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) -- Three more Filipinos quarantined at the New Clark City are showing symptoms similar to a coronavirus infection, the Health Department told CNN Philippines on Sunday. Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said three more Filipinos who were evacuated from the Princess Diamond cruise ship ...

Man stabs woman with semen-filled syringe, arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
A man was arrested last Tuesday, Feb. 25, after he stabbed a woman with a syringe filled with semen on Feb. 18. Thomas Byron Stemen, 51, assaulted the victim in Churchton, Maryland in the United States, as per a press release by the Anne Arundel County Police Department on Feb. 28. The woman was later identified by NBC-affiliate WBAL as Katie ...

Labor group warns 7,000 workers may lose jobs due to coronavirus outbreak
CNN Philippines - 2020-03-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) -- A labor group warned Saturday that around 7,000 Filipinos may become jobless in the next six months as businesses are expected to take a hit from the fallout from the outbreak of the coronavirus disease. The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) expects that more workers will lose their jobs ...

Fire hits Benguet forest days before Fire Prevention Month - 2020-03-01
BENGUET, Philippines --A fire hit another town in Benguet province on Friday and again on Saturday, damaging at least five hectares of forest in Tuba. Department of Environment and Natural Resources forest ranger Jimsy Batan said the fire hit part of Amliang in Poblacion, Tuba. The fire started at around 2 p.m. on Friday and was suppressed by ...

Hefty fuel price rollback set this week as global oil prices drop over coronavirus fears
CNN Philippines - 2020-03-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) -- Pump prices will fall by nearly ?2 a liter this week as the price of crude oil on the global market dropped sharply due to weaker demand brought about by the outbreak of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. Shell, Petro Gazz and Seaoil have announced that they will bring down the price of gasoline ...

Coronavirus: Week of Feb. 23 to Feb. 29, Dow sheds 12% for the week
NIKKEI - 2020-03-01
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated ... Cases also have been confirmed in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iran ...

Alleged mastermind in Kidapawan broadcaster slay faces arrest
CNN Philippines - 2020-03-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) - The man allegedly behind the July 2019 killing of veteran radio commentator Eduardo "Ed" Dizon in Kidapawan City is facing immediate arrest, according to authorities. Kidapawan Regional Trial Court Branch 61 ordered authorities to arrest Dante Tabosares, alias Bong Encarnacion. A copy of the warrant ...

Arab royal feud exposed in London amid claims of spying and hacking
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-01
The e-mails were used by the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority to launch a £3.7-million fraud case against Azima, whom it said had breached a contract in relation to joint business ventures and ...

Warrant out for alleged mastermind in killing of Kidapawan City broadcaster - 2020-03-01
KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines -- Authorities have been ordered to arrest a man allegedly behind the fatal ambush on a Kidapawan City radio commentator last July. Dante Encarnacion Tabusares, alias Bong Encarnacion, is now subject of an arrest warrant issued by Kidapawan City RTC Branch 61 Judge Henelinda Molina-Diaz on January 15. Copies of the ...

Chinese millions entering PH may be funneled into POGO operations -- Drilon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
MANILA, Philippines - The millions of dollars brought in by Chinese nationals to the Philippines may have been funneled to the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO), Minority Floor Leader and Senator Franklin Drilon said on Sunday. According to Drilon, this is because undeclared money is expected, as said in Republic Act No. 10365 ...

Coronavirus: who is most at risk of dying?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-01
PARIS, France -- As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases across 61 countries hit 86,000 Saturday with nearly 3,000 deaths to date, the profile of those most at risk of dying is coming into focus, experts told AFP. But the overall mortality rate remains uncertain, they said. The World Health Organization raised its global risk assessment ...

More companies get into business of Black History Month
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-01
It debuted as more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month, but also trying not to leave the impression that African-American consumers are important just once a year. NEW YORK--From shoes and t-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month ...

"Shopping Is More Fun In the Philippines!"
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-01
As the country tends to become hot and humid especially during the summer months, Filipinos flock to shopping malls to cool themselves down. A lot of people meet up to do some business and networking or spend their hours chatting to while away their time. In recent years, shopping malls have become more than just places to shop, eat ...

Coronavirus live updates: First US death reported in Washington state, officials say
USA Today - 2020-03-01
A person has died from the new coronavirus in Washington state, the first death from the virus in the U.S., health officials confirmed Saturday. The person died in King County, Washington, the state's Department of Health said. More information was expected at a press conference at 1 p.m. PT. "It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a ...

Joma: Reds ready for peace talks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-29
LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines -- Top communist leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison declared that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) remains open to the resumption of the stalled peace talks between the government and communist rebels. "The NDFP remains open to peace negotiations with the GRP (government of the Republic ...

EVs just got a boost from climate scientists worried about ride-hailing
Quartz - 2020-02-29
Widespread adoption of electric vehicles could help ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft combat what climate scientists say is a significant pollution problem. Ride-hailing journeys today "result in an estimated 69% more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace," says a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

LOOK: Baguio visitors wowed by cops on electric kick scooters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines - Visitors in Baguio City were surprised but delighted to see a group of police officers patrolling the summer capital on electric kick scooters. Edgardo Gaddi Vazquez shared on his Facebook photos of the members of the Baguio Tourist Police with their scooters at Wright Park. "Dualtron electric scooter setting the [pace ...

Jessica Simpson, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad And Hannah Skvarla Share Their Advice For The Next Generation Of Female Entrepreneurs
Forbes - 2020-02-29
Create & Cultivate brought their highly anticipated conference back to Los Angeles for a one-day event filled with educational and inspiring panels, pop-ups, keynote speakers, mentor power hours, delicious snacks, cocktails and everything loved about Creative & Cultivate experiences. The event attracted young female entrepreneurs from around ...

Dow Jones Today: Stocks Crater to Four-Month Lows on Epidemic Fears
YAHOO! - 2020-02-29
Global stocks sunk to four-month lows Thursday, dragging bond yields lower, as fears intensified that the coronavirus from China is at epidemic stages, or worse and that it will be a significant drag on the global economy for some time. Source: Provided by Finviz Due to soaring surgical demands, 3M (NYSE:MMM) was easily the best-performing name ...

Health officials confirm first U.S. coronavirus death - 2020-02-29
Feb. 29 (UPI) --Health officials confirmed the first U.S. death due to coronavirus Saturday. According to the Washington State Department of Health and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, one person in Washington state has died of the virus. "It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his ...

Watch Live: President Trump Speaks At White House After 1st U.S. Coronavirus Death
NPR - 2020-02-29
A person in Washington state infected with coronavirus has died, according to the Seattle and King County Department of Health. The fatality marks the first death associated with the virus in the United States. The health department had no further details at the time of the announcement, but plans to announce more Saturday afternoon. The death ...

The CEO of the Amazon-backed startup Aurora reveals two signs he looks for in a job candidate to tell if they're a jerk
Business Insider - 2020-02-29
Aurora Innovation is developing software and hardware for self-driving cars and has attracted investors like Amazon and Sequoia Capital

COVID-19: Over 85,000 infected globally, over 2,900 deaths
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-29
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 85,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

Global bankers throw out deal-making basics in age of coronavirus outbreak
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-29
On a growing number of continents, banking and investing professionals are preparing for the possibility they will soon be working from home. Industry conferences for drumming up business are thinning out, moving online or facing cancellation. Sales of some new securities are sputtering. Behind the scenes, bank leaders are dusting off regulator ...

Robinsons Retail income drops 25% in 2019 - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI), the retail arm of the Gokongwei Group, posted a net income of P3.8 billion last year, down 24.9 percent despite higher sales. Net sales increased by 22.8 percent to P162.9 billion, driven by same-store sales growth of 3.4 percent as well as the full year consolidation of Rustan ...

Vivant: No unpaid debt with PSALM - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu-based Vivant Corp. said it has no unpaid debts with state-owned Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) This as Vivant clarified it is not connected to Vivant-Sta. Clara Northern Renewables Generation Corp. nor the Bakun hydroelectric power plant in Alilem, Ilocos Sur, which is fully owned by ...

Bria Homes taps GCash for seamless payments - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Bria Homes, the fastest-growing mass housing developer in the Philippines, is making life easier and more convenient for its present and future homeowners as it entered into a partnership with GCash, the mobile money app of Globe Telecom. GCash has enabled in-app bills payment for the monthly amortization dues of Bria ...

Sparta to produce 30,000 graduates on data science by 2022
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-29
These industries include the health and education sectors, information technology and business process outsourcing, the PNA said. Data science, on the other hand, will provide opportunities for innovation, he added. Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña said the DOST has allotted P50.84 million for the project that would run for three ...

Government urged: Stop cleared reclamation projects - 2020-02-29
The group, however, said the ban should also cover those that have already secured clearances, either from local government units or national government agencies. "An explicit and unambiguous policy that stops all proposals and activities related to land reclamation in Manila Bay must be put in place," the SOS Coalition said in its position ...

PNP, Ateneo to present public perception study - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police has tapped the Ateneo School of Government to find out why there such is a low public perception toward the PNP. "The Leadership Study Diagnosing Factors Behind Success and Failure in the Philippine National Police" will be presented by Ateneo and the PNP tomorrow morning, PNP chief Gen.

Village chief nabbed for guns - 2020-02-29
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines -- A village chairman was arrested along with three other persons for alleged possession of firearms and explosives in separate operations in Isabela and Cagayan last Friday. Joey Corpuz, 46, of Barangay Naganacan, Sta. Maria, Isabela, and his companion Ericson Bagunu, were collared for alleged possession of a .

Bayer, XAG to help farmers use AI - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- German pharmaceutical and agricultural firm Bayer is pushing for artificial intelligence to help more Filipino farmers generate more bountiful yields, monitor soil and control pests. Bayer recently partnered with Chinese agricultural drone maker XAG to help map farms and collect crop growth information via remote sensing.

Coronavirus Update, News: Global Death Toll, Total Infected And Number Of Countries With Confirmed Cases
International Business Times - 2020-02-29
The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has infected over 85,000 people worldwide in 53 countries. The death toll currently stands at over 2,900. The majority of cases are in China, but other countries have also been hard hit by the health crisis. South Korea has reported over 800 cases on Saturday, with the majority of cases tied to a ...

Simply firing CEOs won't fix the deeper cultural problems in tech industry
Business Insider - 2020-02-29
The tech industry has a culture problem and just firing CEOs who misbehave won't solve the underlying issue.

Coronavirus to blame as major video game show in San Francisco gets 'postponed'
Mashable - 2020-02-29
The annual Game Developer's Conference may still happen in 2020, but it's not going to be in mid-March anymore. Growing public concern over the coronavirus prompted the annual San Francisco trade show's organizers to pull the plug ahead of their March 16 start date. In a statement released Friday night, GDC organizers said that they would ...

Killer tailed BuCor official from Bilibid, CCTV video shows - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The still unidentified man who killed a Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) official earlier this month followed him from the time he left the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) compound, closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage obtained by investigators shows. The footage showed a motorcycle-riding assailant overtaking BuCor legal ...

DPWH begins 180-day Roxas Boulevard rehab - 2020-02-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) advised motorists on Friday to brace for heavy traffic as it started repairing the northbound lanes of Roxas Boulevard. Secretary Mark Villar said the DPWH secure clearance for 180 days of road reblocking and repair work from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ...

Negros Island gets more troops - 2020-02-29
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Army has deployed more troops on Negros Island to support the implementation of Executive Order (EO) 70 issued by President Duterte. The EO seeks to institute a "whole of government" approach in addressing insurgency, including the creation of a task force to end armed conflict in every provinces.

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