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IN 2015, the UN Member States adopted two historic agreements --the Paris Agreement on Climate Change mitigation and the 17-point framework for sustainable development. Both have 2030 as the ...

Mental health programs up at Central Luzon jails
Gov - 2021-03-25
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 3 is spearheading psycho spiritual interventions to address mental and social health issues driven by the current pandemic. BJMP Central Luzon Program Development Chief Inspector

47 health protocol violators in Navotas test positive for COVID-19
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-25
At least 47 health protocol violators in Navotas city have tested positive for COVID-19, the city government said.

Philippines, Vietnam press China over vessels massing in South China Sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-25
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed concern to China's ambassador about Chinese vessels massing in the South China Sea, his spokesman said, as Vietnam urged Beijing to

Variant from South Africa may be 'most troublesome' among variants of concern - expert
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 25) -- The variant first detected in South Africa may be the 'most troublesome' among the three variants of concern because of its ability to reduce the ...

Davao City temporarily halts vaccination of health workers for COVID-19
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-25
This city temporarily halted the vaccination of health care workers starting Thursday as its supply of vaccines against COVID-19 has been depleted, City Health Office (CHO) acting head Dr. Ashley Lopez said.

Philippines reports record high 8,773 new coronavirus infections
Reuters - 2021-03-25
The Philippine health ministry on Thursday recorded 8,773 new coronavirus cases, its highest single-day increase, as the country battles a surge in new infections.

Philippines reports record high 8,773 new coronavirus infections
Reuters - 2021-03-25
MANILA, March 25 (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Thursday recorded 8,773 new coronavirus cases, its highest single-day increase, as the country battles a surge in new infections. The ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to ...

Adobe posts record Q1 revenue with double-digit growth in core clouds
ZDNet - 2021-03-25
Creative and Document Cloud sales were both up more than 30 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, Adobe's CFO is retiring

Samsung develops 512GB DDR5 memory for advanced computing
ZDNet - 2021-03-25
Samsung Electronics on Thursday said it has developed a 512GB DDR5 memory module. It is the company's first DRAM made with the latest DDR5 standard that was set by JEDEC in July last year. The hardware, made with high-k metal gate (HKMG) process technology ...

Hong Kong-based viAct raises $2M for its automated construction monitoring platform
TechCrunch - 2021-03-25
Hong Kong-based viAct helps construction sites perform around-the-clock monitoring with an AI-based cloud platform that combines computer vision, edge devices and a mobile app. The startup ...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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