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Over 400 Filipinos from coronavirus-hit cruise ship placed under stricter quarantine in Tarlac
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 26) -- Over 440 Filipino crew and passengers from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan and the team that brought them home will be placed under stricter quarantine as compared to the Filipinos who came from Chinese city Wuhan -- the epicenter of the deadly virus. Health Assistant Secretary Maria ...

Wednesday weather forecast: Fair with cloudy skies and a chance of rain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-26
This is because the easterlies will affect the eastern section of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its daily weather ...

Lego minifigure creator and 'unsung hero' of the toy industry Jens Nygaard Knudsen dies
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-25
(CNN) -- Jens Nygaard Knudsen, creator of the Lego minifigure, has passed away at the age of 78. The former designer was responsible for developing the small Lego figures before they were released to the public in 1978. "We're very sad to hear that Jens Nygaard Knudsen, the creator of the LEGO Minifigure, has passed away," tweeted Lego.

Filipinos evacuated from virus-hit Japan ship back in PH
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 25) -- A total of 445 Filipinos from the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan were brought home to the Philippines. The first batch of Filipino evacuees arrived Tuesday via Philippine Airlines (PAL) chartered flight at the Haribon Hangar of the Clark Air Base in Pampanga at 10:10pm.

Senate sets review of jobs generation and industrialization programs
BusinessMirror - 2020-02-25
In a statement, the senator stressed the "urgent need" to conduct an inventory of the investments that government plans to make in the next five to 10 years for such initiatives covering information technology and business process outsourcing, tourism, creative industries, trade, manufacturing, agriculture and fisheries, logistics ...

Developer takes lead in north of metro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-25
All quarters of the capital are astir amid a sustained economic growth that continues to fuel the property sector. Today, we see projects being launched almost simultaneously across the metro, one after the other, not only within business districts and established residential locations, but more notably in the so-called fringe areas previously ...

COVID-19 seen curbing remittance flows
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-25
The China-epicentered coronavirus (COVID-19) contagion may curb remittance flows to the Philippines this year as travel restrictions hinder the movement of migrant labor in the region, an economist from Philippine National Bank (PNB) said. In a research note dated Feb. 18, Jun Trinidad said remittances to the country might rise by 2 to 3 ...

Insurers seen taking a hit from COVID-19 outbreak
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-25
Insurers across Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, are seen taking a hit from potentially higher payouts and slowing consumer spending amid the COVID-19 outbreak, insurance credit rating agency AM Best said. Separately, local insurer Pru Like UK on Monday said it would offer "additional hospital benefit to its customers who will ...

A security mishap left Remine wide open to hackers
TechCrunch - 2020-02-25
Security is all too often focused on keeping hackers out and breaches at bay. But in the case of Remine, a real estate intelligence startup, it left its doors wide open for anyone to run rampant. Remine is a little-known but major player in the real estate analytics and intelligence market. It works by collecting and mining vast amounts of real ...

A top JCPenney executive has resigned after just nine months in the role
Business Insider - 2020-02-25
Shawn Gensch joined JCPenney from Sprouts Farmers Market and reported directly to JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau.

The CEO of Automation Anywhere says the $7 billion AI startup can now 'automatically discover' new tasks to automate
Business Insider - 2020-02-25
Automation Anywhere says its new product features "a bot creating a bot" which can automatically discover tasks that can be automated.

COVID-19: Time to 'Take the Risk of
Medscape - 2020-02-25
It's past time to call the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic and "time to push people to prepare, and guide their prep," according to risk communication experts. Medical messaging about containing or stopping the spread of the virus is doing more harm than good, write Peter Sandman, PhD, and Jody Lanard, MD, both based in New York City ...

Stalkerware infections grew by 60% in 2019, says Kaspersky
ZDNet - 2020-02-25
The number of users infected with stalkerware went up by almost 60% in 2019, from 40,386 in 2018, to 67,500 this year, Russian antivirus maker Kaspersky said today in its yearly mobile malware threats report. The number went up in 2019 despite the fact that Google set off on a concerted effort to remove all stalkerware-like apps from the Play ...

4 notable business leaders reveal how some of their most effective teams collaborate
Business Insider - 2020-02-25
The former CEO of Target used "Target Halls" to help employees collaborate openly, as well as a Wiki-style handbook with an interactive Q&A feature.

Coronavirus Monitoring Systems Strained To The Extreme
International Business Times - 2020-02-25
Under-reporting, competing recommendations on how long those infected should be isolated, doubts on detection tests -- the rapid climb in coronavirus cases outside China highlights weaknesses in the methods used to spot and track the deadly virus. To stop the new coronavirus outbreak from becoming a full-blown pandemic, it is essential to ...

Groups repeat call for justice, press freedom 34 years after People Power revolt
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-25
MANILA, Philippines - Several leftist groups marked the 34th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution on Tuesday by calling for justice and the upholding of press freedom in the face of what they viewed as authoritarian policies of President Rodrigo Duterte. Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) staged protests from España ...

DILG: Make LGUs accountable for road clearing
philstar.com - 2020-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged the public to make their local government units (LGUs) accountable for clearing the roads of obstructions. DILG spokesman Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya made the appeal as he admitted the department is not a super police force that could respond to every ...

Australia's wildfires burned 21 percent of the country's temperate forests
UPI.com - 2020-02-25
Feb. 25 (UPI) --New research suggests Australia's devastating wildfires were unprecedented in their scope. Analysis conducted by scientists at Western Sydney University's Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment showed approximately 21 percent of Australia's temperate forests burned during the summer of 2019-2020. When researchers surveyed ...

Japan inks $3.5 million grant for Bangsamoro
philstar.com - 2020-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A $3.5-million grant for the development of water and agriculture projects in the Bangsamoro region has been inked by the government of Japan and two international agencies. Japanese Ambassador Haneda Koji on Monday signed the grants along with officials of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the ...

2 die in North Cotabato road mishap
philstar.com - 2020-02-25
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Two persons died after a car hit a multicab in Arakan, North Cotabato on Monday. Juan Nuevo and his son Jonathan died at the scene, according to Capt. Gaspar Maquiwe, chief of the Arakan police. The victims were among the passengers of the multicab that was hit by a car driven by Indian national Akash Suresh in ...

DPWH installs booster pump in Manila waterway
philstar.com - 2020-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has installed a new booster pump along the Estero de Calubcob in Sampaloc to minimize flooding in Manila. In a recent report to Secretary Mark Villar, DPWH-National Capital Region chief Ador Canlas said the flood management project was completed ahead of its target date ...

Iligan mayor accused of assault, threat
philstar.com - 2020-02-25
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia has been accused of assaulting and threatening an employee of the city government. In an affidavit submitted to the Office of the Ombudsman by Norbel Romarez, Regencia was charged with kidnapping, physical injuries, grave threat, coercion, and violation of the Anti-Graft and ...

DENR starts Tullahan river cleanup
philstar.com - 2020-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The city and national governments, together with the private sector, have started the cleanup of the Tullahan-Tinajeros river system in Malabon and Navotas. Mayors Toby Tiangco of Navotas and Antolin Oreta III of Malabon led the formal launch of the cleanup at the Navotas Centennial Park on Monday. The cleanup, part of a ...

More Pangasinan barangays affected by ASF
philstar.com - 2020-02-25
MANGALDAN, Pangasinan, Philippines -- More hogs in this town and in Lingayen have tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), officials said yesterday. Results of blood tests conducted on the animals in Barangay Lanas on Monday confirmed the hogs were infected with the ASF virus. The results were sent by the Provincial Veterinary Office to ...

Over 400 Filipinos from virus-hit cruise ship en route to PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Over 400 Filipinos who were evacuated from the coronavirus-hit MV Diamond Princess have finally boarded a flight going to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday. In a tweet, DFA Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said 309 Filipinos, the first batch of Filipino repatriates, boarded a Philippine ...

Millions of pesos in rewards up for grabs in next military drill tilt, says Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2020-02-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 25) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has offered up to ?3 million in prizes for the next silent drill competition among the country's uniformed personnel in December. With this offer, he is also asking soldiers and policemen to hold military drills everyday, as their counterparts in China do. "It might ...

Mobilizing Public-Private stewardship of the environment
BusinessWorld - 2020-02-25
Its "Zero Waste" programs are engaged in multi-sectoral partnerships to implement micro-level collection projects. More and more enterprises see the value of responsive corporate citizenship and the role they must play as an enabling stakeholder of the environment which should be rigorously encouraged and even incentivized by government.

Brace for potential global pandemic-WHO
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-25
GENEVA-The World Health Organization said the new coronavirus epidemic had "peaked" in China but warned that a surge in cases elsewhere was "deeply concerning" and all countries should ...

DoTr eyes changes in proposed NAIA rehab
BusinessWorld - 2020-02-25
THE GOVERNMENT has raised concerns over portions of the concession agreement drafted by the "super consortium" that is proposing to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). In a press conference in Pasay City on Monday, Transportation (DoTr) Undersecretary for Planning & Project Development Ruben S. Reinoso, Jr. said that ...

Honda PHL worried over possible safeguard duties -- Lopez
BusinessWorld - 2020-02-25
(We might not be the only ones. In reality, many factories are closing down now.)," Mr. Olinquino said. The Philippine Metalworkers Alliance (PMA) fears that the manufacturing shutdown will extend to their members. PMA members include iron, steel, electronics, and electrical workers, with affiliates in automotive companies. PMA Secretary ...

Pagasa sees cloudy skies, rain showers due to easterlies, thunderstorms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Four Luzon provinces will experience cloudy skies with rains due to the easterlies, the state weather bureau said Tuesday. In its 4 a.m. live weather update, the ...

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