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Bluesound Unveils A New Dolby Atmos Soundbar Packed With Features And Connections
Forbes - 2021-03-18
Bluesound is the Canadian stablemate of NAD and has announced the launch of the new PULSE SOUNDBAR+, a full-featured Dolby Atmos soundbar with plenty of connection possibilities and designed to work seamlessly with Bluesound's BluOS wireless audio system.

Duterte brings Kremlin-style power shuffle to Manila Bay
NIKKEI - 2021-03-18
Loyalists want Duterte to shoot for the No. 2 job so he can, as some in his PDP-Laban party put it, "continue reforms and keep the economy on track." This is not Adam Smith, though, but Vladimir Putin.

San Pablo City has 13 new COVID patients; 73-year-old man dies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-18
LUCENA CITY -- The City of San Pablo in Laguna province has 13 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients on Wednesday, health authorities said. A 73-year-old man also died from COVID-19 ...

FDA: 7,469 out of over 240K vaccinees suffered adverse reaction to COVID-19 vaccines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Some 7,469 or 3.11 percent of 240,297 health workers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 reported experiencing adverse effects following immunization (AEFI), Food and ...

Visualping, which scans the web for changes (including new vaccination slots), raises $2 million
TechCrunch - 2021-03-18
Years ago, founder Serge Salager, a Vancouver-based entrepreneur, had taken an earlier company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange when a deep-pocketed buyer started asking whether the business ...

One with The Good Guys
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-18
Dr. Marcadejas giving free dental check-up to the residents of Trees Residence Dr. Rogelyn Marcadejas is a general dentist and has been in practice for almost three decades. Aside from being a ...

Leaks, extra doses found in COVID-19 vaccine vials
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-18
Leaks were found in a small number of vials of the China-donated COVID vaccine CoronaVac, rendering the drug unfit for human use. But for the AstraZeneca vaccine, some vials

Disneyland sets reopening date
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-18
It's been a long year for Disneyland fans, but "The Happiest Place On Earth" is finally set to reopen its doors. The flagship Disney resort, which houses Disneyland and its sister theme park California Adventure,

Food-Ordering Software Firm Olo Jumps After $450 Million IPO
Bloomberg - 2021-03-18
Olo Inc., the food-ordering software company whose board members include Shake Shack Inc. founder Danny Meyer, climbed 39% in its trading debut Wednesday after raising $450 million in an initial public offering.

Bill exempting senior citizens from income tax filed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-18
A bill that would exempt senior citizens from paying income taxes to help them save up for their retirement has been filed in the House of Representative. According to party

PH may get Johnson & Johnson vaccines via COVAX -- Galvez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-18
The Philippines can expect to receive deliveries of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson via the COVAX facility after the drugmaker

Philippine Central Bank Must Conserve Bullets, Ex-Deputy Says
Bloomberg - 2021-03-18
Guinigundo said excess funds have just been sloshing around financial markets because business prospects remain uncertain. "In the Philippines, this is symptomatic of excess liquidity following the ultra-easy monetary policy of BSP," Guinigundo said.

'Secret to success is not monopoly,' China tells online platforms: state media
Business Insider - 2021-03-18
Chinese internet platforms should protect the rights of consumers and avoid becoming monopolies, state media outlet China Daily wrote on Thursday.

Tesda opens agri livelihood program for displaced OFWs
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-18
The "Agri-Negosyo para sa OFWs" is a one-stop shop of information for OFWs which will introduce agri-business; provide investment opportunities; assist in crafting business plans and studies ...

Congress urged to act with urgency in postponing Bangsamoro polls
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-18
A group of good governance advocates has asked Congress to act with urgency on proposals to postpone the election in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in

Third Generation Covid-19 Variant Described In The Philippines
Forbes - 2021-03-18
A new SARS-CoV-2 variant has emerged once again, this time in the Philippines. The new variant bears a resemblance to the recently discovered Japanese variant (B.1.1.248) and the infamous Brazilian variant (P.

Rising star
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-18
Gone are the hippie Jesus hairdo and the tacky three-piece suits which he sported along with former partner Dan Seals, back when they were still that famous pop-rock duo England Dan and John Ford ...

New iPad Pros reportedly launching as soon as April, and the 12.9-inch model may have a Mini LED screen
The Verge - 2021-03-17
Apple is reportedly planning a number of updates to its iPad line, including new iPad Pros launching as soon as April, a new iPad mini with a larger screen, and a refresh of the base iPad, according to Bloomberg.

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
Bloomberg - 2021-03-17
The Fed signals near-zero rates at least through 2023. The WHO endorses AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine. Chinese wireless communications companies are being deemed a security risk to the U.S. Here's what people in markets are talking about today.

NASA's Perseverance rover is preparing to drop a helicopter from its belly and watch it fly on Mars
Business Insider - 2021-03-17
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is set to lift off from the Martian surface in April. It will be a "Wright Brothers moment" in space.

Goldman-backed ThredUp looks to raise up to $168 mln through U.S. IPO
Reuters - 2021-03-17
March 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs-backed ThredUp Inc is looking to raise up to $168 million through a U.S. initial public offering, a regulatory filing by the online resale clothing firm showed on Wednesday. The company said it planned to sell 12 million ...

Navotas joins 3 other Metro Manila cities in imposing a liquor ban amid COVID-19 surge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Amid a new surge of COVID-19 cases, Navotas has joined three other cities in Metro Manila in imposing a liquor ban. In a statement on Wednesday, Navotas announced the ...

Cymbio raises $7M to help brands expand to more e-commerce markets
TechCrunch - 2021-03-17
Cymbio, a Tel Aviv-based startup focused on what it calls "brand-to-retailer connectivity," announced today that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding. CEO Roy Avidor, who founded the company with Mor Lavi and Gilad Zirkel,

Market holds ground as selling pressure eases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
The local stock barometer ended a tad higher on Wednesday, bucking mostly sluggish regional markets as investors remained on the sidelines, waiting for the government's decision on whether to

Former Sorsogon governor convicted of graft
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
The Sandiganbayan convicted former Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee of two counts of graft over the irregular purchase of computers, software and other equipment in 2005. The

Goldman-backed ThredUp looks to raise up to $168 million through U.S. IPO
Reuters - 2021-03-17
Goldman Sachs-backed ThredUp Inc is looking to raise up to $168 million through a U.S. initial public offering, a regulatory filing by the online resale clothing firm showed on Wednesday.

On IPO Day, Olo's CEO wants Wall Street to know his company is not just another online ordering company -- its Shopify for restaurants
Business Insider - 2021-03-17
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SSS taps BPI as payment gateway in mobile app
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-17
"While the pandemic played a major role for SSS to focus its resources on the digitalization of its core and business processes, the transition is actually one of the top priorities under the ...

Economy may lose P5 trillion on shutdown of SICs
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-17
Passengers in protective suits are seen at the almost-deserted arrival lounge at the Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on Wednesday (March 17, 2021). The National ...

PNP civilian staff at Camp Crame to work from home amid virus cases surge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
Non-uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were advised Wednesday to work from home due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the National Capital

Salceda bats for digitization of PCSO products to generate revenues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda has proposed digitizing the products of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to maximize income despite the quarantine

Health experts appeal: Raise age of access to vapes, tobacco, alcohol
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-17
Health experts and advocates on Wednesday asked senators to raise to 21 or 25 years old the minimum age of persons who may be allowed to purchase or use vape, e-cigarettes and vapor products to curb its harmful effects on minors. This, as Senate trade ...

No work, session at Senate until March 24 as chamber remains on lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
The Senate suspended its plenary sessions and work in the chamber until Wednesday, Mar. 24, next week, as the chamber remains under lockdown due to 24 reported COVID-19 cases

Philippines to ban foreigners for 1 month, cap entries
NIKKEI - 2021-03-17
The Philippines will ban foreigners and returning citizens except overseas workers from entering the country for a month from Saturday until April 19 amid increasing coronavirus cases, the government said Tuesday.

Dr. Rogelyn Marcadejas: One with The Good Guys
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
MANILA, Philippines - Dr. Rogelyn Marcadejas is a general dentist and has been in practice for almost three decades. Aside from being a primary dental care provider for families in Novaliches, Quezon

WHO experts: Johnson and Johnson jab effective in countries with variants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
The WHO's expert vaccine advisers said Wednesday they could recommend the Johnson and Johnson jab for use in countries where variants of the new coronavirus are

DOH: Death of health worker caused by COVID-19, not vaccine
Rappler - 2021-03-17
The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, March 17, sought to ease concerns over the death of a health worker who recently got a jab against COVID-19, saying the person died because of the coronavirus disease itself, and not due to vaccination.

At last, women first
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-17
Following the footprints of these iconic ladies is a new set of female leaders who are changing the landscape of business with their thorough industry experience and dedication for work.

?10B bailout fund too small to revive ailing businesses, senators say
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-17
The proposed ?10 billion fund to save big businesses from bankruptcy is too small, with one senator pointing out it's just half the budget allotted by the government for the operations of its controversial anti-insurgency task force in 2021.

Uber's UK drivers to get paid vacation, pensions following Supreme Court ruling
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-17
Uber is reclassifying its 70,000 drivers in the United Kingdom after the UK Supreme Court upheld a ruling last month that they should be classified as workers and not independent contractors.

Fiscal deficit hits ?14.1B in January with lower revenues, reverses 2020 budget surplus
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-17
The latest figure upends the ?23 billion fiscal surplus logged in 2020, says the Treasury Bureau, adding it reflects the meager 1.2% growth in public spending in contrast to the 11.5% decline in state revenues.

Philippines' fried chicken king eyes global empire
YAHOO!Finance - 2021-03-17
The Philippines' largest restaurant chain, Jollibee, is eyeing global expansion with 450 new eateries due to open this year. Famous for its crispy fried chicken, it sees "opportunities" created by Covid-19 as it targets overseas markets.

Over 5,200 healthcare workers get COVID-19 jabs in Bicol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
At least 5,206 healthcare workers in Bicol have been inoculated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines distributed by the Department of Health (DOH). Noemi Bron, DOH Bicol

PH so far vaccinates over 240,000 health workers vs COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
MANILA, Philippines --The Philippines has inoculated more than 240,000 frontliners against COVID-19, vaccine czar Calrito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday, adding that the vaccination of all 1.7 million ...

Philippines says wider lockdown possible as coronavirus infections spike
Reuters - 2021-03-17
A wider lockdown in the Philippines cannot be ruled out if its surge in COVID-19 infections continues, its health minister said on Wednesday, as authorities announced strict curbs on international arrivals to arrest the virus spread.

4 kids drown in Bataan river
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
HERMOSA, Bataan -- Four children, aged 11 to 13, died after drowning in a river here on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The fatalities were identified as Ac Magtanong and her twin sister ...

Predictors of Poor Outcomes in Older Inpatients With COVID
Medscape - 2021-03-17
New studies highlight risk factors beyond age that can affect both short-and long-term outcomes for older adults hospitalized with COVID-19 and can inform decision making for care.

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