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Navotas LGU to impose stiff penalties for health protocol violations
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-05
The Navotas City government has passed three ordinances imposing stricter penalties on residents and jeepney drivers violating various health protocols amid the rising number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country. Fines and penalties ...

Peso May Seal Lead Over Baht as Philippine Trade Deficit Shrinks
YAHOO!Finance - 2021-04-05
The Philippine peso and the Thai baht offer a tale of contrasting fortunes, with one faring better than the other against a strong dollar.The peso dropped 1% against the greenback in the first quarter,

BSP seen keeping rates steady in 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-04
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is likely to keep its key interest rates unchanged for the rest of the year, looking past higher-than-expected inflation rate to focus on oiling the ...

Coronavirus latest: Philippines logs single-day high of 401 deaths
NIKKEI - 2021-04-04
Thailand announces a ban on nightlife venues for two weeks in 41 provinces as part of coronavirus containment measures. Areas covered by the ban include sites of outbreaks and popular tourist destinations,

Enough water supply seen this summer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-04
There are no expected water supply problems for Metro Manila, Rizal and Cavite as ample stock in Angat Dam allows for full allocation to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and even ...

Technology could make fighting COVID less restrictive but privacy will take a hit
ZDNet - 2021-04-04
Now that the world has completed a full circuit around the Sun with COVID as a passenger, it is possible to see which jurisdictions responded well, and which are still struggling to come to grips with the virus. Coronavirus and its impact on the enterprise ...

Samsung first-quarter profit likely surged 45% on bumper smartphone, appliance sales
Business Insider - 2021-04-04
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd likely saw a 45% jump in profit for January-March on robust sales of smartphones, TVs and home appliances, though chip division earnings are seen tumbling after a storm suspended production at its U.

A little recognition can Provide a big morale boost
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-04
Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor in the negotiations, organizations, and markets unit at the Harvard Business School.

NG subsidy to GOCCs dips 27.8% in February
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-04
THE government extended fewer subsidies to government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) in February compared to the same month a year ago. The Bureau of the Treasury reported that subsidies released by the national government to GOCCs contracted by 27.

Locsin takes a dig at vaccine hoarders, mourns Covid deaths of DFA staff, journalist
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-04
FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., on Sunday predicted a change in geopolitics in Asia as rich countries that cornered the Covid-19 vaccines also failed to provide the jabs for poorer countries.

Northeasterly winds to bring rains over eastern PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The eastern side of the country may experience light rains due to the northeasterly winds, but state meteorologists said that the hot weather will persist in other areas as ...

Philippines' defence chief says China intends to occupy more South China Sea areas
NIKKEI - 2021-04-04
MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines' defense chief said on Sunday China was looking to occupy more areas in the South China Sea, citing the continued presence of Chinese vessels that Manila ...

Easterlies to bring humid weather in most of PH on Easter Sunday -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The easterlies will bring hot and humid weather in most parts of the country on Easter Sunday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical ...

Dubai Lunchbox Startup Citron Eyes Up Asia And Europe As It Raises Seed Investment From Arzan Venture Capital
Entrepreneur - 2021-04-04
Citron, a Dubai-based startup offering distinctive mealtime products to children and families, has successfully received pre-Series A funding from Arzan Venture Capital. A boost to female-founded businesses and direct-to-consumer business models, the ...

From Web To Wall: Inkopia Delivers Bespoke Photography And Art To Interiors Across The UAE
Entrepreneur - 2021-04-04
Have you ever looked at a blank wall in your home or office, and wished you had some photography or art hanging on it? However, turning that thought into reality in the UAE is often difficult, be it because of the high costs being charged by suppliers and ...

STADA Philippines shows resilience with triple-digit growth in 2020
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-04
Newly-acquired Consumer Healthcare brands are gaining traction in several countries, and are set to enter the Philippine market in the near future. With STADA continuing to evaluate further acquisitions, in-licensing and business-development opportunities ...

PhilHealth statement on health insurance coverage of patients admitted in tents
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-03
In a recent Congressional hearing, EVP/COO Nerissa Santiago clarified that if the services given to patients in tents were part of in-patient care then these should be covered by the current inpatient Covid-19 packages of the program,

Brazil Tech Round-Up: Unicorn Hotmart Closes New Round, VC Activity In Brazil, Digital Government, Online Stalking
Forbes - 2021-04-03
The Series C round announced by online education firm Hotmart and other noteworthy developments including the release of a new report on venture capital activity, the introduction of digital government and stalking laws,

Powerful Apple Leak Exposes Next-Generation MacBook Pro
Forbes - 2021-04-03
Apple may have torn up the rulebook in terms of laptop specs with its new ARM-powered MacBooks launched last year, but Tim Cook and his team are not stopping there. Plans for the next quantum leap in Apple Silicon are already in place. Employees use Apple ...

533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online
Business Insider - 2021-04-03
The data includes phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and -- in some cases -- email addresses.

Apayao PLGU reiterates anew adherence to health protocols amid rising cases
Gov - 2021-04-03
APAYAO, Apr. 3 (PIA) -- The provincial government advises the public stay calm and strictly adhere to the minimum health standards as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. The Provincial Health Office reported 78 new COVID-19 confirmed cases on Thursday ...

Philippines extends coronavirus curbs in Manila, nearby provinces
NIKKEI - 2021-04-03
MANILA (Reuters) -- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week to try to contain a renewed surge in ...

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces - 2021-04-03
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week to try to contain a renewed surge in ...

Cobb schools coronavirus data for Friday
Yahoo - 2021-04-03
Cobb County Schools reported 148 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the district this week. On Friday, the school system's website listed 4,649 cases since July 1. This week's cases were at 33 elementary schools,

Is your iPhone feeling slow? The fix might be quick and simple (and free)
ZDNet - 2021-04-03
The other day someone mentioned that their iPhone had become so slow and so sluggish as to almost be unusable. "The battery life is also terrible," she added glumly. She offered me the iPhone 8 Plus so I could "do your thing and take it apart" and was going to scrape together the cash to buy a replacement as soon as possible.

Amazon apologizes for lying about pee -- and attempts to shift the blame
The Verge - 2021-04-03
Amazon has issued a rare public apology -- but not to its workers, and with no real admission of guilt. Now, late on the Friday evening before Easter, when few are paying attention, the company is apologizing to Pocan -- and no one else. Amazon only ...

Short-term increase in fiber alters gut microbiome
Medical News Today - 2021-04-03
Share on Pinterest An increase in fiber can change the microbiome within 2 weeks. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images Researchers have previously identified a link between fiber intake and positive health outcomes. Fiber promotes a healthy gut ...

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