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Microsoft investigates potential ties between partner security firm, Exchange Server attack code leak
ZDNet - 2021-03-15
Microsoft is reportedly investigating a potential partner leak that could have exacerbated the current wave of attacks against Microsoft Exchange servers. The Redmond giant is examining whether potentially "sensitive information" required to conduct the ...

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0930 GMT, March 15
Big News - 2021-03-15
Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos reached 2895 billion US dollars in January 2021 17 percent lower than the 2944 billion US dollars

China eases visa rules in Philippines for recipients of its vaccines
Reuters - 2021-03-15
China's embassy in the Philippines said on Monday it would simplify visa applications for anyone in the country who has been inoculated with Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines to allow regular travel to resume.

Coronavirus latest: Philippines reports most cases in 7 months
NIKKEI - 2021-03-15
Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 119,875,420, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Coronavirus latest: European nations halt AstraZeneca inoculations
NIKKEI - 2021-03-15
Germany joins the growing ranks of European countries that have suspended use of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca over blood clots. France, Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands have also halted inoculations of the vaccine,

Coronavirus latest: Philippines bans entry of foreigners as cases rise
NIKKEI - 2021-03-15
Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 120,390,929, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Cloudy Monday with a chance of rain - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A low pressure area (LPA) and the tail-end of a frontal system may trigger light to moderate rains over Southern Luzon on Monday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric ...

Pasig City mayor under quarantine as driver succumbs to COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Monday said he is currently under quarantine after his driver succumbed to COVID-19 last week. Sotto said he is

China Poised To Dominate The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market
Forbes - 2021-03-15
China has extremely ambitious plans to lead the world in artificial intelligence (AI). Here, we take a look at why China is poised to lead the global AI market and introduce some of the key players in the Chinese AI space.

DOH: 193,492 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, so far
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has so far administered a total of 193,492 COVID-19 vaccine doses amid the rising number of infections, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.

Women across Australia march against sexual violence and inequality
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
CANBERRA -- Women protested across Australia on Monday against sexual violence and gender inequality, with tens of thousands hitting the streets as outrage grew over rape allegations that have ...

Rodrigo Duterte Is Using One of the World's Longest COVID-19 Lockdowns to Strengthen His Grip on the Philippines
Yahoo - 2021-03-15
The Philippines began imposing stay-at-home orders last March, in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19. There are confusing variations in rules from locality to locality, however. The armed police that man checkpoints have also,

3 drug suspects yield shabu worth P473,000 in Lucena
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
LUCENA CITY -- Police arrested three alleged notorious drug pushers and seized over P473,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) in two buy-bust operations here Monday. Lucena police chief Lt.

Siete Family Foods: Miguel and Veronica Garza
NPR - 2021-03-15
Miguel and Veronica Garza grew up in Laredo, Texas, in the kind of family that did almost everything together. So when Veronica realized that a grain-free diet was helping her cope with debilitating health issues, the rest of the family--all six of them ...

Roque tests positive for COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. "As of 11:29 this morning, nakuha ko po ang resulta na positibo po ako

PH ranks poorly in tourism sustainability, resilience indices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
The Philippines has been ranked 94th or near the tail-end among countries promoting sustainable tourism tracked by global business intelligence and market analysis provider Euromonitor International

11 Chinese barred from entering PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
The Bureau of Immigration has barred 11 Chinese from entering the country after they misrepresented their purpose of travel to the Philippines. Immigration Commissioner

DAR warns buyers of awarded farmland
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) warned the public against buying farmland awarded to agrarian reform beneficiaries, at the risk of being invalidated without proper

3 slain in separate shooting incidents in Masbate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-15
Three persons were killed on Sunday in separate shooting incidents in Cataingan and Aroroy towns in Masbate province, a police report said Monday. Jhone Andaya, a resident of

Tangub rolls out COVID-19 vaccination to health workers
Gov - 2021-03-15
Tan Memorial Hospital (DMDTMH). The vaccination rollout commenced as 164 health workers from the Doña Maria D. Tan Memorial Hospital received their first dose of the vaccine. To allay fears of the public and fellow frontliners, DMDTMH Chief Dr. Janice ...

Here's why Pueblo gun shops were beyond busy during the COVID-19 pandemic
Yahoo - 2021-03-15
While the COVID pandemic caused layoffs and shutdowns adversely affecting many retail businesses in 2020, gun store owners in Pueblo and across the state saw demand for firearms explode. "We saw demand starting March 13 (2020) when everything shut down,

HK scientist develops retinal scan technology to identify early childhood autism
Reuters - 2021-03-15
HONG KONG, March 15 (Reuters) - A Hong Kong scientist has developed a method to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to scan retinas of children as young as six to detect early autism or the risk of autism and hopes to develop a commercial ...

Guv reiterates strict enforcement of health protocols
Big News - 2021-03-15
Defensor issued a memorandum which enjoined the Philippine National Police provincial director, municipal and city chiefs of police, municipal and city mayors, and punong barangays to strictly enforce health protocols and quarantine measures to pre-empt ...

Peso may appreciate due to weak imports
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-15
WEAK imports can push the local currency to further appreciate against the US Dollar, according to an ING Bank Manila paper. The paper said while the weak imports in January may point to a weaker ...

PHL bars 11 Chinese visitors on false claims
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-15
ELEVEN Chinese from Guangzhou, a regional center in southern China, were denied entry at the premier airport for misrepresenting the purpose of their travel to the country. The 11 passengers were intercepted at Naia Terminal 1 after they arrived on a China Southern Airlines flight from Guangzhou,

Bonanza for local governments
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-15
To be continued. Joel L. Tan-Torres is the Dean of the University of the Philippines Virata School of Business. Previously, he was the Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the chairman ...

Manila, Tokyo push through with FTA review
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-15
UBX Philippines Corp. said it has extended over P1.5-billion worth of business loans through its online lending platform "SeekCap"... Security Bank Corp. has inked a partnership with an ...

Senate committee recommends 'rushed' Online Safety Bill be passed
ZDNet - 2021-03-14
Australia's new Online Safety Bill was introduced to Parliament on February 24, eight business days after consultation on the draft legislation closed and before the submissions t

Dangerous winter storm batters western U.S. as airport, highways shut down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, about 26 inches (65.5 cm) of snow had fallen by noon, the National Weather Service reported, setting a new two-day record for the city. "STAY HOME. YOU WILL BE STRANDED!"

Payments Start-up Stripe Surges to $95 Billion Valuation
New York Times - 2021-03-14
The company has benefited in the pandemic as people turn to online shopping. It is now the most valuable start-up in the U.S.

Welcome to the era of the mega-hack
ZDNet - 2021-03-14
We're now living in the era of the mega-hack. More than ever, software flaws are being seized on by sophisticated hackers who take these bugs - and use them to create attacks that compromise the computer systems of thousands of organisations,

Stripe closes $600M round at a $95B valuation
TechCrunch - 2021-03-14
On the heels of reports that Stripe was raising yet more money, the payments giant has now confirmed the details. The company has closed in on another $600 million, at a valuation of $95 billion. Stripe said it will use the funding to expand its business in Europe,

SC suspends oral arguments on terror law anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
The Supreme Court has suspended anew oral arguments on the controversial antiterror law until March 16 for the continuation of cleaning and disinfection of its offices due to

Salceda renews call for Bayanihan 3 package
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
The spike in COVID-19 cases would "undoubtedly slow down the recovery of consumer and business confidence," Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, the House tax chief, said on Sunday and

Stripe says raised $600 million in funding round at a $95 billion valuation
Reuters - 2021-03-14
Payment processing firm Stripe said on Sunday its valuation hit $95 billion after it raised $600 million in a new funding round.

One year later
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-14
TODAY, March 15, 2021, is the first year anniversary of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus that still has the world on an edge. Is it any better today? Well, I guess so since countries have re ...

Are your managers in sync with your change strategy?
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-14
A few years ago, we noticed something curious: Successful business transformations were slower, fewer and rarer than we would have expected. Companies were moving toward cloud-based operations ...

Songs as communication tool
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-14
By Joseph Fuller & Bill Theofilou A few years ago, we noticed something curious: Successful business transformations were slower, fewer... Read more Top News BusinessMirror - March 15, 2021

11 Chinese tourists barred from entering PH for faking travel purpose
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
Eleven Chinese tourists were barred from entering the Philippines for "misrepresenting" their purpose for traveling to the country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI)

Singapore PM says may reopen borders by end of 2021--BBC interview
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
SINGAPORE -- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a TV interview he hoped Singapore would start re-opening its borders by the end of the year as more countries ramp up vaccination drives ...

Sakura officially bloom in Tokyo on same day as last year, earliest on record
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
The Somei-Yoshino sakura are officially in bloom in Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced Sunday. Last year, the cherry blossoms also were declared to have bloomed on March

Leaked Iconiq fund data reveals how it invested $5.4 billion in dozens of startups -- and how its bets have quadrupled in value
Business Insider - 2021-03-14
Iconiq Capital, the firm that made its name managing Mark Zuckerberg's fortune, has expanded into the venture capital business. It's going well.

Duterte administration relentless in acquiring COVID-19 vaccines - Galvez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Sunday assured that the Duterte administration is

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Oriental Mindoro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
CITY OF CALAPAN - A total of 340 vials of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Oriental Mindoro on Saturday for the inoculation of medical frontliners, the provincial

Man nabbed after shooting motorcycle driver in Pangasinan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan - Police on Sunday arrested a man who reportedly shot a resident of Villasis town. The victim was identified as Mark Gilbert Arid, 31, and unemployed. Investigators said ...

Senate probe on PNP-PDEA shootout postponed anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate investigation on the deadly shootout between members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) set for Monday, March ...

Distancing requirements limit reopening options for Maine schools
Yahoo - 2021-03-14
Mar. 14--Maine schools received good news this month when the state announced it would be prioritizing educators for coronavirus vaccines. But as the effort gets underway, new challenges have emerged at the forefront of the push to get more students back ...

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