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PNP to probe death of curfew violator in Cavite -- DILG
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-06
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered the Philippine National Police to conduct a "thorough" investigation on the reported death of a

Tributes to 'Inspiring' Public Health Expert Professor Sir Paul Cosford
Medscape - 2021-04-06
Tributes have been paid to leading public health expert Professor Sir Paul Cosford, who has died 4 years after being diagnosed with cancer. Sir Paul, who served as Public Health England' (PHE) emeritus medical director, was diagnosed with late-stage lung ...

Biden admin names Gayle Smith to lead U.S. vaccine diplomacy
UPI.com - 2021-04-06
April 6 (UPI) --The Biden administration has named Gayle Smith, the former head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, to lead the nation's global COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy effort. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Smith as ...

SCPA teams up with AIM to give back on its silver anniversary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-06
What is the real secret to a successful business?  For homegrown hygiene company Sanitary Care Products Asia (SCPA), the answer is its  people. SCPA stays true to this credo and pays it forward

Future of Health Care
New York Times - 2021-04-06
From treatments to technology, how we interact with the medical field is changing. Advertisement A drug that unleashes the immune system offers a rare glimmer of hope for those with a cancer that resists most treatments. By Gina Kolata Ultrafast and ...

Photos of suspect looking on after Taiwan train crashed trigger outrage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-06
Taiwan's prosecutors have appealed for information on the construction site near Friday's (April 2) deadly train crash as photos emerged showing the main suspect arrested in

As Variants Have Spread, Progress Against the Virus in U.S. Has Stalled
New York Times - 2021-04-06
Vaccinations have topped three million per day, but cases have risen again amid the presence of more-contagious variants, restriction rollbacks and more travel.

Sacramento Kings Will Offer Bitcoin As Salary To Players
Forbes - 2021-04-06
"I'm going to announce in the next few days that I'm going to offer everyone in the Kings organization, they can get paid as much of their salary in bitcoin as they want, including the players," said Vivek Ranadivé,

Filipina health care worker attacked in Los Gatos, California
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-06
Police are now searching for a man suspected of attacking a Filipina health care worker in Los Gatos, California on Tuesday, March 30, the latest in the recent string of violent attacks against Asian-Americans in the Bay Area.

Lawyers group welcomes community service penalty to health protocol violators
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-06
An organization of lawyers has welcomed the proposal to have violators of health protocols imposed by local government units (LGUs) to just undergo community service as punishment instead of imprisonment or fine. (ALI VICOY / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN ...

TPG Telecom and Nokia pick up Public Safety Mobile Broadband trial
ZDNet - 2021-04-06
TPG Telecom and Nokia have been appointed to trial a proof-of-concept network for the long mooted Public Safety Mobile Broadband to be used by the nation's emergency services. Traditionally, emergency services have used dedicated radio networks,

Philippines Aims to Lower BSP Debt, Plans USD Bonds: Finance Chief
Bloomberg - 2021-04-06
"Bloomberg Markets" is focused on bringing you the most important global business and breaking markets news and information as it happens. The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" explores successful leadership through the personal and ...

Vaccines seen helping Singapore and Indonesia rebound: survey
NIKKEI - 2021-04-06
The Japan Center for Economic Research and Nikkei conducted a quarterly survey ... Southeast Asian Nations -- Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Economists see that ...

Philippines inflation slows to 4.5% y/y in March
Reuters - 2021-04-06
Philippine inflation slowed to an annual rate of 4.5% in March versus 4.7% in February, easing for the first time in six months, due to a slower increase in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages,

Warm Tuesday weather in Luzon, Visayas - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-06
Warm weather is expected in most parts of the country on Tuesday as the northeasterly windflow continues to affect Luzon and Visayas, according to the state weather bureau. In its early morning weather update,

Ivermectin alert: Lawmakers warn public vs online traders peddling restricted meds
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
Lawmakers on Monday warned the public against abusive online sellers peddling anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin as treatment for Covid-19 infection, and asked the Department of Trade and Industry to ...

IPOPHL eyes pre-Covid IP filings level in 2021
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
This gives them strategic advantage in building their brand and business and the right to prevent others from using their marks for the same or similar goods or services without their authority or ...

DPWH revises construction safety rules in areas under strict community curbs
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
and business-process outsourcing (BPO). For areas under the general community quarantine and its modified version, all public and private construction projects subject to the latest construction ...

NCR+ curbs lead to displacement of 7K more workers-DOLE exec
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
The lockdown, which was marked with stricter business and movement restrictions, was extended to April 5 to April 11, 2021 to further arrest the increase in infections in NCR plus. NERS ...

Human rights action best way forward, global experts say
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
Expert panelists who attended the recent The Economist Sustainability Week forum strongly maintained that as human rights issues occur across countries, supply chains and industries, the work of protecting and respecting human rights should take priority for individuals,

AirAsia to fly only essential passengers during ECQ
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
AirAsia on Monday said that only essential travel will be allowed until April 11, as mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution 106-A, in light of the extension of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus.

Countering investment insanity with intelligence
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
I remember when I was in high school I saw a movie wherein there were several people standing in front of giant screens shouting. A lot of them were busy talking to the phones and shouting at other people.

Rob Bonta: Attorney General of California
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
American, Robert "Rob" Andres Bonta, has been nominated as Attorney General of California, the most populous state in the US, by Governor Gavin Newsom. Until 2017, the same office was occupied by US Vice President Kamala Harris prior to her election as the first colored American Senator from

Malaysian ex-PM Najib appeals graft conviction in 1MDB saga
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
A Malaysian court on Monday began hearing an appeal by ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to overturn his conviction and 12-year jail sentence linked to the massive looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his government in 2018.

Greece reopens shops despite high infection rate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-05
ATHENS -- Greece on Monday relaxed a nationwide lockdown by opening most retail shops despite a high level of Covid-19 infections and fatalities. By allowing people to "decompress"

Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-05
The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is.

Navotas has new ordinances penalizing violators of COVID-19 health protocols
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-05
The Philippines has been trying to fend off another recent surge in COVID-19 cases, which has been attributed by health experts to the rise of new variants of the coronavirus. Many of the cases ...

Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine
New York Times - 2021-04-05
A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic. By Carl Zimmer A new vaccine for Covid-19 that is entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could ...

When Patients Choose to End Their Lives
New York Times - 2021-04-05
For some, the decision to die is more complicated than a wish to reduce pain. By Jane E. Brody At a time when so many are dying against their will, it may seem out of sync to discuss the option of having a doctor help people end their lives when they face ...

LG to close mobile phone business
UPI.com - 2021-04-05
April 5 (UPI) --South Korean electronics firm LG announced Monday it will be closing its mobile phone business after years of declining sales. The company made the announcement in a statement Monday after its board of directors approved the decision to ...

COVID vaccination in Baguio moves to A3 priority group,2nd dose for health workers
Gov - 2021-04-05
The Department of Health Center for Health and Development - Cordillera (DOH - CAR) allocated 11, 335 doses of COVID - 19 vaccines for Baguio City, of which 6,885 doses are Sinovac and 4,450 doses are AstraZeneca. Based on the City Health Services ...

Why the Leak of 533 Million Facebook Users' Personal Information Is Much Worse Than You Think
Inc - 2021-04-05
A hacker has published the personal information of 533 million Facebook users on a hacking forum for free. The information includes Facebook IDs, names, phone numbers, birth dates, and location. In some cases, the data also included email addresses.

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