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PGH warns public on fake negative COVID-19 test results using its forms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-25
The Philippine General Hospital has warned the public against dealing with suspicious individuals offering fake coronavirus test results under its name. In a statement

AstraZeneca revises results of late-stage U.S. trial of COVID-19 vaccine
UPI.com - 2021-03-25
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Wednesday revised down the efficacy results of its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S. trials after health officials raised questions over the accuracy of its earlier admission.

TIMELINE: COVID-19 vaccine deliveries and rollout in the Philippines
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-25
To keep track of the government's goals, CNN Philippines lists the schedule of delivery and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines for the year.

Puregold, Century Pacific Food log higher earnings in 2020 despite pandemic
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) -- While many firms have been reporting less earnings in 2020 as their operations take a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, two companies are singing a ...

Navalny allies raise alarm over his health after lawyers denied prison access
Rappler - 2021-03-25
Navalny began experiencing serious back pain last week, felt a numbness in his leg, and was unable to stand on it, according to close ally Leonid Volkov, who says that Navalny had only been given two

Facebook removes Chinese hackers targeting Uighur users
UPI.com - 2021-03-25
Facebook said Wednesday that it has blocked a group of Chinese hackers who were using its social media platform to target Uighurs primarily living abroad with malware in order to surveil them.

PH falls to 61st spot in 2021 World Happiness Report
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) - Filipinos are less happy in 2020. That's as the Philippines drops nine spots from its previous ranking in 2019, to be the 61st happiest country in the ...

CNPF acquires refrigerated food company for P650M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-25
After defying the earnings downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, leading canned food manufacturer Century Pacific Food Inc. (CNPF) seeks to sustain its growth momentum this year by

Get ready to see more films like 'Cruella' on Disney+
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-25
Even as the pandemic pummeled its businesses, Disney managed to eke out a blockbuster success with its streaming service, Disney+. But to keep those subscribers -- and, crucially, to attract new ones --

UPDATE 3-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 76% effective in new analysis of U.S. trial
Reuters - 2021-03-25
AstraZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine was 76% effective at preventing symptomatic illness in a new analysis of its major U.S. trial - a tad lower than the level announced earlier this week in a report that was criticised for using outdated information.

Apple says iOS has alternative app distribution because the internet exists
ZDNet - 2021-03-25
Telling the ACCC that users of iOS can go to a website to purchase and consume digital content or services, in its argument centred on discrediting the belief that Apple has market power.

In first, US Senate confirms openly transgender Levine to key health post
Rappler - 2021-03-25
The US Senate on Wednesday, March 24, voted to approve President Joe Biden's choice of Rachel Levine to become assistant US health secretary, the first openly transgender person to be confirmed by the chamber.

UK COVID-19 Update: Latest Long COVID Data, Staff Quitting in 'No-win Cycle'
Medscape - 2021-03-25
These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today. University of Leicester's preprint PHOSP-COVID study involving 1077 discharged COVID-19 patients found that at 6-month follow up: Factors associated with a failure to fully recover were: Chief Investigator Professor Chris Brightling said: "While the profile of patients being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 is disproportionately male and from an Ethnic Minority background,

Arizona Senate skips vote on controversial bill that would regulate Apple and Google app stores
The Verge - 2021-03-24
The Arizona State Senate was scheduled to vote an unprecedented and controversial bill on Wednesday that would have imposed far-reaching changes on how Apple and Google operate their respective mobile app stores,

David Dobrik's troubled startup Dispo didn't get the full $20 million from its Series A round -- and now $8 million of that is 'on pause'
Business Insider - 2021-03-24
A source told Insider that investors have not abandoned their funding commitments to the startup but that the remaining money is "on pause."

Mariwasa, Batangas State University forge partnership
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-24
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. a total home building solutions provider, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Batangas State University to strengthen the industry exposure of future

Puregold net income grew 18.9% to P 8.05 billion in FY 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-24
Puregold Price Club, Inc. (PGOLD) has reported unaudited consolidated net income of Php 8.05 billion in full year of 2020 which represents an 18.9% growth compared to Php 6.77

U.S. military must accelerate use of artificial intelligence, JAIC chief says
UPI.com - 2021-03-24
March 24 (UPI) --The U.S. military must scale up its artificial intelligence use or be left behind by adversaries, Lt. Gen. Michael Groen told an industry conference this week. Data must be standardized, cloud services must be adopted and AI must be ...

SMDC Sands Residences brings to Manila the luxury, premium of a waterfront home
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-24
Around the world, properties near the sea, lake or bay command a premium. Calming sceneries of blue waters and the affluent lifestyle associated with waterfront properties often make living in such

No-VAT digital service a huge revenue loss
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-24
COUNTRIES in the East Asian region, including the Philippines, are losing "substantial" tax revenues by failing to apply current value-added tax (VAT) rules to digital services, according to the World Bank.

BSP reminds banks, staff, to strictly mind health protocols
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-24
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), which has returned to stricter health protocols with the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, is reminding banks to do the same while movement restrictions are in place to stem the more infectious virus-variants ...

WHC acquires P120-M worth of medical devices to provide free health services to women
Gov - 2021-03-24
PAGADIAN CITY, 24 March (PIA) - Provincial officials of Zamboanga del Sur have set up the Women's Health Center (WHC) that offers free health services as a show of great love and concern for women. Deputy Speaker and 1st District Representative Divina ...

HP launches certified pre-owned (CPO) program for HP Indigo digital presses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-24
HP Inc. today announced a new opportunity to acquire HP Indigo digital printing technology that will enable print service providers of all sizes to deliver highly productive,

San Juan City to start vaccinating private sector health workers
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-24
San Juan City Mayor Francisco Zamora urged the health workers from the private sector in the city to register for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination on Friday, March 26.

SMDC: Also a neighborhood for thriving small businesses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-24
Dinna is a seamstress and barangay seller in Barangay Pasong Putik, Novaliches, Quezon City. Together with her husband who is also a retired tailor, they run a small business that provides a variety

Show cause orders issued vs 5 mayors who jumped COVID-19 vaccine line
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-24
Five local chief executives were issued a show cause order for jumping the queue to get their coronavirus vaccine shots.

FOCUS-In Southeast Asian internet battle, Sea's rise sends rivals scrambling
Reuters - 2021-03-24
In front of an open-air Jakarta restaurant, delivery drivers clad in the orange colours of Southeast Asia tech group Sea Ltd wait for orders next to the green-jacketed riders of market leaders Gojek and Grab,

SpaceX plans 23rd Starlink communications satellite cluster launch
UPI.com - 2021-03-24
Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to launch 60 more of the company's Starlink broadband communications satellites before dawn Wednesday from Florida.

Prince Harry named chief impact officer at mental health company
Rappler - 2021-03-24
Britain's Prince Harry will become the first chief impact officer of BetterUp Inc, a San Francisco-based start-up that provides employee coaching and mental health assistance, the company said on Tuesday, March 23. The move comes about a month after Harry ...

Luzon to experience possible last surge from Amihan before dry season -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-24
The surge of the northeast monsoon that brings cloudy skies and slightly colder weather over Northern and Central Luzon may be the last for now, as state meteorologists expect

Silicon Valley firms in no hurry to open up offices despite easing of virus ban
Business Insider - 2021-03-24
Several of San Francisco Bay Area's largest technology companies including Twitter Inc and Google plan to keep their offices largely closed for months more despite the government allowing them on Tuesday to be opened in a limited capacity.

Intel investing $20 billion in new US chipmaking plants as part of turnaround plan
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-24
Intel unveiled several major initiatives -- including a $20 billion investment in two new US chipmaking facilities.

TSMC shares fall as Taiwan plays down Intel expansion
Business Insider - 2021-03-24
Shares in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) fell on Wednesday after Intel Corp announced a $20 billion plan to expand its advanced chip manufacturing capacity, even as Taiwan's economy minister sought to downplay the impact.

Airwallex Fetches $2.6 Billion Valuation in Funding Round
Bloomberg - 2021-03-24
Airwallex Cayman Ltd. raised $100 million in a new funding round to accelerate its expansion in global payments, as the Australian startup expects triple-digit revenue growth for the next three years.

GameStop may cash in on Reddit rally with share sale; stock down after hours
Reuters - 2021-03-24
(Reuters) - GameStop Corp said on Tuesday it may sell new shares as the U.S. video game retailer that led the Reddit rally of "meme stocks" looks to take advantage of a more-than-800% surge in its stock price since January. Shares of the brick-and ...

Rugby study finds saliva test can diagnose concussion
Reuters - 2021-03-24
LONDON (Reuters) - Spit tests may in future be an answer for doctors seeking swift and non-invasive ways to diagnose concussion among male rugby players after a study found that tell-tale biomarkers of traumatic brain injury show up rapidly in saliva.

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