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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.

Astroscale space debris removal demo set for launch
Yahoo - 2021-03-17
A mission will launch to space this weekend that aims to demonstrate commercial technology to remove orbital debris, such as a defunct satellite. The showcase is being staged by the Astroscale company and will be run from an operations centre in the UK.

China State TV Raps Kohler, BMW for Using Facial Recognition
New York Times - 2021-03-17
Chinese state TV has criticized bathroom fixtures brand Kohler and automaker BMW for using facial recognition to identify customers in a possible violation of privacy rules that took effect this year.

Up to 4 million vaccinees by July as more vaccines expected to arrive-Galvez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
The Philippines is targeting to increase the number of vaccinations being done monthly and reach as many as 4 million vaccinees by July, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.

I tried Starlink, Elon Musk's satellite-internet project, for 3 weeks after moving to rural Vermont. It's a game changer.
Business Insider - 2021-03-17
Elon Musk's Starlink project is worthy of the hype and has outclassed legacy satellite-internet provider Hughes Net, Alex Lockie writes.

Phivolcs: 55 quakes recorded in Taal Volcano in past 24 hours
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
A total of 55 earthquakes were recorded in Taal Volcano in Batangas in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said

Fake staff member of Sen. Go nabbed for alleged extortion in Batangas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
A man posing as a staff member of Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go was arrested for extortion during an entrapment operation in San Jose town in Batangas province

Duque believes Roque really contracted COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III believes it to be true that presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has COVID-19. "Well, that is what he (Roque) claims so I

Putin likely directed 2020 US election meddling, US report finds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
Russian President Vladimir Putin likely directed efforts to try to swing the 2020 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump, according to an American

Safe, memorable journey begins at Clark International Airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
The new swanky passenger terminal of the Clark International Airport (CRK) wants travelers to belong in it. As such, the Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp. (Lipad) is ensuring ...

UPDATE 1-CBA to launch 'buy now, pay later' option in mid-2021
Reuters - 2021-03-17
Commonwealth Bank of Australia unveiled on Wednesday its new "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) offering, which it plans to begin rolling out to eligible customers in mid-2021.

Brazil registers pandemic record of 2,841 deaths in past day as new health minister was apppointed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-17
Brazil on Tuesday registered a record 2,841 deaths in the past 24 hours, highlighting the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, just as a new health

Food-Ordering Software Maker Olo Tops Goal With $450 Million IPO
Bloomberg - 2021-03-17
Olo Inc., the food-ordering software company whose board members include Shake Shack Inc. founder Danny Meyer, raised $450 million in an initial public offering priced above a marketed range.

Sardines for life
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-17
The Atimonan Coastal Food Production Association (ACFPA), with the help of Atimonan One Energy Inc. (A1E), is not letting the bad news of increasing Covid-19 cases, affect its fledgling Spanish sardines business.

Filipina entrepreneur wins Lazada award
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-17
Georgianna Carlos from the Philippines wins the Enterprising Seller Award for her innovation to put up a business called of Fetch that provides grooming products for pets and, at the same time ...

Reverse mentoring
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-17
This ensures both get the maximum benefit from the mentorship. Ensure that the goals and objectives are connected to a business need. As with any learning and development program, the goals of the ...

Dane wins
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-17
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 ...

63 search warrants sought before Calabarzon raids
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) received an "unusually large" number of applications for search warrants days before the "Bloody Sunday" raids in the ...

Uber says it will treat UK drivers as workers in wake of Supreme Court ruling
TechCrunch - 2021-03-16
Uber said Tuesday that drivers in the UK who use its ride-hailing app will be treated as workers, a designation that will give them some benefits such as holiday pay. However, even as Uber seemingly concedes to a Supreme Court ruling last month,

House passes Online Safety Act as Senate opposes 'big tech' influence committee
ZDNet - 2021-03-16
The Australian House of Representatives has agreed to the country's new Online Safety Act that would hand the eSafety Commissioner powers to order the removal of material that seriously harms adults and hold platforms accountable to a set of yet to be ...

COVID-19 cases may top 2020 highs, warns Duque
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-16
If the Philippines cannot stop the fast rise in coronavirus infections, the country will surpass the peak it reached in the third quarter of 2020, Health Secretary Francisco

Huawei has a plan to get a bigger cut of 5G, even with its phone sales limited
The Verge - 2021-03-16
Huawei has a plan to compete in 5G without being able to sell its 5G phones everywhere. Today, the technology company announced that it intends to seek royalties from companies like Apple and Samsung in exchange for the use of its patents, according to ...

Investors Clara Brenner, Quin Garcia and Rachel Holt are coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021
TechCrunch - 2021-03-16
The transportation industry is abuzz with upstarts, legacy automakers, suppliers and tech companies working on automated vehicle technology, digital platforms, electrification and robotics. Then there are shared mobility companies from cars to scooters and mopeds to ebikes.

Mandaluyong judge gets red-tagged after dismissing case vs 2 activists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-16
Judge Monique Quisumbing-Ignacio of the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court has been red-tagged herself after dismissing the case filed against red-tagged journalist Lady Ann

China starts blocking Signal encrypted messaging app
Mashable - 2021-03-16
China is now blocking encrypted chat app Signal, preventing those in the region from sending messages free of government monitoring. On Tuesday, users in the country began reporting they were no longer able to send or receive texts via the Signal app.

Uber will pay its 70,000 UK-based drivers minimum wage and benefits following a major Supreme Court defeat
Business Insider - 2021-03-16
The major shift from Uber comes after it initially downplayed the court's unanimous ruling that it acts as an employer, not simply a tech platform.

Of pandemic fears, losses, and more: What survey says
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-16
The use of technology in social dynamics are bound to stay. Second is digital transformation in business and transactions, which is perceived to have permanent effect not only because of current ...

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