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7-Eleven operator sustains 2020 loss of P419.7M
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Leading convenience store operator Seven Corp. (PSC) returned to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2020 as sales gradually improved alongside the reopening of the economy amid the

What is Dogecoin? How a joke became hotter than bitcoin
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-18
That's part of the reason one dogecoin is currently valued at about three dimes and a bitcoin is worth about $62,000. Although cryptos are gaining more acceptance as a currency for purchasing goods, dogecoin doesn't have much mainstream real-world use.

Four arrested in Palawan for selling ?1.2-B worth of giant clams
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-18
Authorities have arrested four suspects in Palawan for selling 200 tons of fossilized giant clams shells, also known as taklobo, worth ?1.2 billion. In a statement Saturday, Commodore Genito Basilio,

Dogecoin Is Holding Onto Its Blistering 3,000% Price Gains--For Now
Forbes - 2021-04-18
Dogecoin mania has taken the world by storm this week but some bullish investors are forecasting the dogecoin price rally could have further to run and dogecoin is so far managing to hold onto its huge

Community pantries pop up in NCR cities, other regions amid COVID-19 crisis
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-17
Social media feeds have been filled lately with snaps of makeshift 'community pantries' -- where residents can donate basic goods to help fellow citizens in need amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Community pantries pop up in NCR cities, other regions amid COVID-19 crisis
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-17
Social media feeds have been filled lately with snaps of makeshift 'community pantries' -- where residents can donate basic goods to help fellow citizens in need amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Ramon Ang takes role as San Miguel CEO
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-17
Business tycoon Ramon S. Ang has officially taken the reign of San Miguel Corporation as the new chief executive officer.

Mars Ingenuity flight scheduled for Monday, NASA says
UPI.com - 2021-04-17
NASA announced Saturday that it is targeting Monday for the first flight of the Ingenuity Mars helicopter. A press release from the agency said the helicopter is now scheduled to launch at about 3:30 a.

Amazon doesn't 'get' gaming. A canned Lord of the Rings is only the latest example.
Mashable - 2021-04-17
Maybe it's time for Amazon to take the 'L' on trying to build a thriving video game business before more jobs are affected? The latest misstep for Amazon's stumbling efforts to build and release its own video games is also a story about The Lord of the Rings.

Watch 2 Russian cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut return from their visit to the International Space Station
Business Insider - 2021-04-17
The six-month stint on the ISS was marked by scientific experiments and crossovers with other astronaut crews.

COVID-19 continues surge in Mich., Colo.; Schools cited in Maine outbreaks
UPI.com - 2021-04-17
Coronavirus case counts continued to spike in Michigan and Colorado Friday and Maine health officials said schools account for nearly 70% of the state's active COVID-19 outbreaks.

Common MS Treatment Wears Off More Quickly in Black Patients
Medscape - 2021-04-17
Black patients with multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder may respond differently to a common MS therapy compared to their White peers, new research suggests.

NASA and SpaceX Prepare for the Launch of Crew-2 Mission
UPI.com - 2021-04-17
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A during a brief static fire test ahead of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission, on Saturday,

New plant species found in Lanao del Sur, Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-17
Researchers provisionally classify the species as endangered based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List criteria.

Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-17
Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines.

Time for manufacturing sector to go green
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-17
The manufacturing sector is creating economic opportunities that contribute to growth and development. However, the sector has been consistently linked to various environmental problems, such as solid waste,

Here are the 22 companies that could be next on Microsoft's shopping list, including Twitter, Twilio, and Okta
Business Insider - 2021-04-17
Microsoft is spending over $19 billion on AI firm Nuance. Here's who could be next on its shopping list, from big names like Twilio to niche players.

Over 7,000 health workers in Ilocos Sur get vaccinated vs COVID-19
Gov - 2021-04-17
A total of 7,558 frontline health care workers belonging to the priority group A1 identified by the Department of Health (DOH) received their first dose of vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic,

VMware's spinoff from Dell is a 'fork in the road' that comes with big opportunities but plenty of risk
Business Insider - 2021-04-17
VMware and Dell will soon be two separate, independent companies, and analysts predict that the split will come with both benefits and challenges.

Coca-Cola shares the stories of women behind every bottle
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-17
Coca-Cola has been bringing refreshing moments to Filipinos for 108 years--with 20 manufacturing plants, over 70 distribution centers and sales offices, and 10,000 associates across the country, via its manufacturing arm Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines,

LRT-2 East extension opening postponed to June 23
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-17
The Transportation Department says the project is already 'substantially complete,' but its opening had to be moved from April 26 to June 23 because of the coronavirus crisis.

Filipino, American forces hold virtual Global Health Engagement
Gov - 2021-04-17
Medical experts from the Philippine Air Force (PAF) and United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) concluded a three-day virtual Global Health Engagement this week that culminated on Friday, April 16, as part of the ongoing Balikatan Exercise.

PH, France vow to boost defense, trade, health cooperation
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-17
The Philippines and France reaffirmed their bilateral relations and vowed to enhance strong cooperation in various fields including defense, trade, and health.

SM to host vaccination drives in Visayas, Mindanao malls
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-17
Residents of Visayas and Mindanao may soon get vaccinated against COVID-19 in a mall, as SM plans to expand its inoculation drives by next week.

DENR wants updated solid waste management law to better address PH garbage problem
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-17
A DENR official says the agency wants amendments to Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, to allow new technologies like waste-to-energy projects to better address the country's garbage problem which had intensified during the pandemic.

Egypt impounds Ever Given ship over $900 million Suez Canal compensation bill
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-17
Egyptian authorities have seized a massive cargo ship which blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week last month, amid a dispute over financial damages.

U.S. investigators probing breach at San Francisco code testing company: firm
Business Insider - 2021-04-16
U.S. federal investigators are probing an intrusion at San Francisco-based software auditing company Codecov that affected an unknown number of its 29,000 customers, the firm said, raising the specter of knock-on breaches at companies elsewhere.

Doctors group call for institutionalized early treatment protocols for COVID-19 at home
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
A group of doctors is calling on the government to institutionalize early treatment protocols at patients' residences as the country's hospitals get overwhelmed amid increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

Researchers Detail More Cases of Rare Clots Tied to COVID Vaccines
Medscape - 2021-04-16
New evidence emerged tying vaccines for COVID-19 to extremely rare cases of people who develop blood clots and low platelets within weeks of being vaccinated.

Daily Crunch: Squarespace files to go public
TechCrunch - 2021-04-16
Squarespace is going public, Apple shares some music payment details and Twitter bans the founder of the right-wing media organization Project Veritas. This is your Daily Crunch for. The big story: Squarespace files to go public Squarespace has filed to go public via direct listing

Citigroup announces consumer banking exit from PH, 12 other countries
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
Citigroup will be exiting from retail banking in 13 countries including the Philippines as it doesn't 'have the scale we need to compete' in those markets, said the New York-based banking giant. However,

Citigroup announces consumer banking exit from PH, 12 other countries
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
Citigroup will be exiting from retail banking in 13 countries including the Philippines as it doesn't 'have the scale we need to compete' in those markets, said the New York-based banking giant. However,

Nearly 80% of traditional jeepneys back on Metro Manila roads
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
Almost 80% of the registered traditional jeepneys are now back on Metro Manila roads, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said Friday.

PhilHealth releases ?1.8B to pay bills of COVID-19 patients, tells hospitals to open more ICU rooms
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says PhilHealth has released ?1.8 billion to cover the bills of COVID-19 patients treated in healthcare facilities over the past year. He hopes hospitals will then invest on more isolation and ICU rooms as infections surge.

Trend slows down in some NCR cities, but demand for hospital care will not ease soon - OCTA
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
OCTA also reported that for the week of April 9 to 15, the NCR decreased its reproduction number to 1.16. This represents the number of people getting infected by a single COVID-19 patient. Positivity rate also slightly declined to 24% from 25% a week ago.

J&J reportedly sought help from rivals after blood clot concerns emerged
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
Johnson & Johnson sought help from its three rival COVID-19 vaccine makers to look into reports of blood clots but Pfizer and Moderna both declined, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Pearpop has raised $16 million to help influencers make money from 'collabs' with fans and other creators
Business Insider - 2021-04-16
Pearpop has raised $16 million to-date from investors like Seven Seven Six and Atelier Ventures as it launches a marketplace for influencer "collabs."

DOJ to file murder charges vs. Sandra Cam, six others over vice mayor's slay
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
The Department of Justice has found probable cause to charge Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office board member Sandra Cam and six others over the killing of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III in October 2019.

DOH wants more evidence if 3rd COVID-19 shot necessary
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-16
DOH says there are studies showing the duration of immunity can vary depending on the brand of vaccine, which is why more evidence is needed.

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