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Globe and partners double up reforestation, CO2 reduction efforts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-10
Globe is doubling reforestation, watershed conservation, and carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction efforts to combat climate change through various efforts and collaborative initiatives with its customers.

WATCH: Duterte jogging in Malacañang grounds amid health rumors
Rappler - 2021-04-10
Senator Bong Go on Saturday, April 10, posted a video of President Rodrigo Duterte briefly jogging in Malacañang grounds as rumors persisted about the health status of the Philippine leader. "Mga kababayan ko, Malungkot at Mahirap ang maging Pangulo sa ...

China gets serious about antitrust, fines Alibaba $2.75B
TechCrunch - 2021-04-10
Chinese regulators have hit Alibaba with a record fine of 18 billion yuan (about $2.75 billion) for violating anti-monopoly rules as the country seeks to rein in the power of its largest internet ...

BOC, BIR set to start fuel-marking compliance field testing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-10
To ensure that all oil companies are complying with fuel marking, officers of the Bureaus of Customs (BOC) and of Internal Revenue (BIR) will start field testing on April 26. In a statement on

Wonder Dynamics raises $2.5M seed to equip indie filmmakers with AI-powered VFX
TechCrunch - 2021-04-10
Practically every film production these days needs some kind of visual effects work, but independent creators often lack the cash or expertise to get that top-shelf CG. Wonder Dynamics, founded by VFX engineer Nikola Todorovic and actor Tye Sheridan,

Uber and Lyft throw cash at drivers as they ditch the apps for food delivery
Mashable - 2021-04-10
Throughout most of 2020, Uber and Lyft drivers didn't have much work due to a pandemic that kept most people at home. But as countries ramp up vaccination efforts and people start doing things ...

US says J&J remains committed to meeting its COVID vaccine contract
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-10
The Biden administration says Johnson & Johnson remains committed to meeting its COVID-19 vaccine contract of delivering close to 100 million doses by the end of May, White

Benilde senior HS strands open next academic year
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-10
THE De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is set to open its very own Benilde Senior High School (SHS) effective Academic Year 2021-2022 as a head start to respective college degree programs.

CNPF to help microentrepreneurs via waste-to-cash program
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-09
Food and beverage producer Century Pacific Food Inc. (CNPF), one of the few companies that delivered a double-digit earnings growth in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, has embraced a new program

Olympics boycott risks becoming the next big US-China battle
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
OVER the past month, diplomats in Beijing have been talking more about the pros and cons of boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing--particularly as leading global brands came under attack for statements on human-rights abuses in the far west region of Xinjiang.

Japan to raise anti-virus measures in Tokyo 3 months before Olympics
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
TOKYO--Japan is set to strengthen anti-virus measures in Tokyo on Friday to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant just three months before the Olympics begin in the capital where most people are not yet vaccinated.

Susan Meily-Santos: Promoting virgin coconut oil against Covid
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
A recent study led by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) revealed that suspected Covid-19 patients administered with virgin coconut oil (VCO) had observed reduced symptoms. The Food and Nutrition Research Institute under the DOST led the study,

New book profiles modern Filipinas
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
JUST like their counterparts from earlier generations, modern Filipinas continue to break the proverbial "glass ceiling" by being successful in their respective fields while maximizing their effort to give back to their communities.

Buzzwords and buzzkill: Why MSMEs need continuity planning
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
Cloud computing and data science have been buzzwords in the IT and business fields in the Philippines for the last few years, but sadly it has remained just that--buzzwords--until the buzzkill ...

One-time pioneer LG Electronics to close smartphone business
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
LG Electronics Inc. is shutting down its loss-making mobile communications unit in a move to streamline operations and focus on future projects such as electric vehicle components. The company will end production and sales of mobile phone products on July 31 to focus resources on growth areas including EVs,

Health department, FDA issue clarification on AstraZeneca, Sinovac inoculation
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
So, we are not really thinking to limit, to limit it on senior citizens," Domingo said in a mix of Filipino and English in an online briefing of the Department of Health (DOH). His statement was ...

The forgotten shipping pallet is staging a pandemic-era rally
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
After carrying the weight of the global economy since World War II with little fanfare, the lowly shipping pallet is finally commanding some respect. Demand for the platforms used to haul nearly every consumer good or industrial ingredient is soaring amid a surge in e-commerce,

Employee kills 1, wounds 5 at Texas cabinet business
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
A man opened fire Thursday at a Texas cabinet-making company where he worked, killing one person and wounding five others before shooting and wounding a state trooper prior to his arrest, authorities said.

Petron to issue dollar-denominated senior perpetual bonds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-09
Petron Corp. has cued the issuance of US dollar-denominated senior perpetual capital securities for repayment of debts and for general purposes. "[T]he executive committee of the board of ...

Southwest says it needs all flight attendants back at work this summer
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-09
(CNN) -- In another sign that air travel is rebounding, Southwest told 3,000 flight attendants and pilots on leave it'll need them back on the job by this summer. Southwest was able to avoid ...

How the Philippines' fishing communities are overcoming poverty
NIKKEI - 2021-04-09
If there is one thing the Philippines can boast of, it is the marine biodiversity surrounding its thousands of islands, and the rich fishing grounds therein. While the homemade outriggers navigating these shoals and currents add a halcyon touch to the white sands and coconut trees,

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions
Medscape - 2021-04-09
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced its first-ever approval of an artificial intelligence device to help find colon lesions during colonoscopy. The GI Genius (Cosmo Artificial Intelligence) identifies areas of the colon where a ...

SM reaps 25 PHL Quill Awards
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
SM garnered 25 recognitions in different categories at the recently concluded 18th Philippine Quill Awards for its outstanding communication and social good initiatives in 2019 and amid the pandemic in 2020.

Coca-Cola: partnerships enabling lasting change for women entrepreneurs
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-09
Through this initiative, the partnership provides business skills and gender sensitivity training, as well as access to key resources and mentoring from peers. Coca-Cola Philippines continue to ...

AstraZeneca woes grow as Australia, Philippines, African Union curb COVID-19 shots
Reuters - 2021-04-08
Australia and the Philippines limited use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, while the African Union dropped plans to buy the shot amid global shortages, dealing further blows to the company's hopes to deliver a vaccine for the world.

BSP poll: More businesses grow optimistic
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-08
LOCAL businesses are growing more optimistic about economic opportunities in the country, as more and more firms adapt to the "new normal," a recent survey by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed.

BSP adopts policy analysis model developed with IMF
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-08
food and energy components to more adequately capture the demand and supply sources of inflation and the inclusion of business process outsourcing (BPO) receipts and Overseas Filipinos remittances ...

Landbank signs deals with Calamba, Davao LGUs
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-08
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) announced it has signed agreements with the local government units (LGUs) of Matanao, Davao del Sur, and Calamba City, Laguna. In a statement, the Matanao LGU said the recovery efforts of this second-class municipality against

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