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Philippines' first billion dollar IPO seeks to tap into meat alternative boom
Nasdaq - 2021-03-11
Food maker Monde Nissin Corp is aiming to list its shares in the first half of this year, in the Philippines' first billion dollar IPO, sources said, as the company hopes to attract investors to its expanding overseas meat alternative business.

Philippine cbank says not yet inclined to tighten monetary policy
Nasdaq - 2021-03-11
The Philippine central bank is not inclined to tighten monetary policy at this time, despite supply-side factors keeping inflation above the 2%-4% target range, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said on Thursday.

Over 9,000 soldiers have taken COVID-19 vaccine jabs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
A total of 9,043 soldiers have so far been immunized against COVID-19 using CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by China-based Sinovac BioTech, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

DTI office in Oriental Mindoro on temporary lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office in Oriental Mindoro based in this city has been placed on temporary lockdown starting on Wednesday, March 10, until

Philippine cbank says not yet inclined to tighten monetary policy
Reuters - 2021-03-11
The Philippine central bank is not inclined to tighten monetary policy at this time, despite supply-side factors keeping inflation above the 2%-4% target range, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said on Thursday.

Cop hurt, suspect killed in Camarines Sur town
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
LEGAZPI CITY -- A police officer was hacked while the suspect, who created the public disturbance, was shot dead in the town of Calabanga, Camarines Sur, on Wednesday night. Major Jonnel ...

Hawaii reports 3 coronavirus-related deaths and 48 new infections as statewide tally tops 28K
Yahoo - 2021-03-11
Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported three new-related deaths and 48 new infections, bringing the state's totals since the start of the pandemic to 448 fatalities and 28, 023 cases. No further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths on Oahu.

COVID-19-Related Misinformation Among Parents of Patients With Pediatric Cancer
Medscape - 2021-03-11
How likely are parents of children with cancer to believe COVID-19 misinformation? How should healthcare professionals address this issue?

Boy, prisoner, 2 elderlies contract COVID-19 in San Pablo City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
A year-old boy, a jail inmate, and two elderlies were among the 12 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients recorded in San Pablo City in Laguna province on Wednesday, local

Greek students keep up protests amid police brutality claims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
More than 1,000 students kept up protests on Wednesday in the Greek capital after clashes with security forces over bitter allegations of police violence. The authorities reported 10

Improved 2020 revenues inspire SMFB optimism for 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) has an optimistic outlook for 2021 as it posted improved figures for the second half of 2020, despite recording lower revenues on a

Turning Information Technology Into A Powerful Force For Equality
Forbes - 2021-03-11
Lately, it almost seems technology is tearing society apart, while exacerbating the gaps between rich and poor. Tech moguls aside, consider the recent acts of rage by some San Francisco residents against tech commuters. There is also no shortage of fear of ...

San Juan logs 133 new active COVID-19 cases in 10 days
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of active COVID-19 cases in San Juan City has risen by 133 in a span of just 10 days, its mayor said Thursday. San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said the city has ...

Many Health Workers Earned Low Wages, Suffered Losses During The Pandemic
NPR - 2021-03-11
Many health care workers -- especially people of color in the profession -- have faced down the pandemic for as little as $30,000 per year.

Millions of websites offline after fire at French cloud services firm
Business Insider - 2021-03-11
A fire at a French cloud services firm has disrupted millions of websites, knocking out government agencies' portals, banks, shops, news websites and taking out a chunk of the .FR web space, according to internet monitors.

Canoo unveils electric pickup truck that's way smaller than the Tesla Cybertruck
Mashable - 2021-03-11
Canoo is known for its funky looking electric vehicles and its newest pickup truck keeps the pod aesthetic going. The smooshed box of a truck was unveiled Wednesday evening ahead of an official ...

Snyk raises $300 million at a $4.7 billion valuation as employees cash in and the security company beefs up
TechCrunch - 2021-03-11
Snyk, a developer of application security technology, is now worth $4.7 billion after a new fundraising and secondary sale that totaled $300 million. In all, investors have poured $470 million ...

Australia extends tech giant probe to Google and Apple browser domination
ZDNet - 2021-03-11
With the News Media Bargaining Code out of the way, the Australian government has moved its tech giant battle to the browser scene, keeping Google in its crosshairs while putting Apple under the microscope.

Filipinos battered economically by pandemic need P10,000 aid - Bayan Muna
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
Citizens who have been battered economically with the lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic badly need P10,000 worth of financial aid, Bayan Muna said in a statement issued on

More Reassurance for Certain Antiseizure Drugs in Pregnancy
Medscape - 2021-03-11
Further evidence supporting the safety of two antiseizure medications in pregnancy has come from a new study. However, a secondary analysis suggested a possible signal of exposure-dependent effects on child outcomes -- worse outcomes with higher exposure ...

SMFB income falls by 30% in 2020
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-11
This segment also helped mitigate the effects of the softening of certain segments, particularly the protein business, as operations of most of its food service customers were affected by ...

Online filing of documents to start on March 15-SEC
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-11
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday said its online submission tool (OST)--which will accept documents, such as annual financial statements, general information sheet, and other annual reports--will go live on March 15.

Pinoys observe Philippine Digestive Health Week
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-11
Colorectal cancer, liver cancer, peptic ulcer disease, diarrhea, and stomach cancer are among the leading causes of sickness and death in the country. In line with the observance of Philippine Digestive Health Week (PDHW) from March 7 to 13,

Pagasa: Cloudy Thursday with isolated rain showers as LPA nears Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
The low-pressure area (LPA) approaching the country will bring cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Thursday. The LPA was last spotted 465 kilometers east of General Santos City,

NBI to probe killing of Calbayog mayor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday said he had directed the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct an inquiry into the killing of Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino in an alleged

Twitter Spaces will roll out to everyone in April
Mashable - 2021-03-10
Twitter is planning to roll out its Twitter Spaces feature to every user in April. The company has been testing out Spaces, its live audio Clubhouse competitor, since late last year.  Clubhouse has taken the social media space by storm over the past year.

The heavy-duty ship the US needs to protect its thawing border with Russia 'is just falling apart,' captain says
Business Insider - 2021-03-10
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I guess I have to watch ads everywhere on my $1,500 LG TV now
The Verge - 2021-03-10
This afternoon, I was updating the streaming apps on my 2020 LG CX OLED TV, something I do from time to time, but today was different. Out of nowhere, I saw (and heard) an ad for Ace Hardware start playing in the lower-left corner. It autoplayed with sound ...

Light to moderate rains over Visayas, Mindanao due to LPA -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
Light to moderate rains may be experienced in different areas of Visayas and Mindanao due to the low-pressure area (LPA) spotted east of General Santos City, state

Ito ang araw mo: Sun Life rallies millennials to take action for their goals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
Sun Life Philippines will rally Millennials to hit the restart button on their dreams with a new  digital campaign that prompts them to claim a new beginning in their journey towards a brighter

QC office open daily till April 25 to release biz permits
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-10
THE permits releasing unit of the Quezon City Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD) announced that it will be open everyday including weekends beginning March 21 until April 25 to ...

No extension of curfew hours in Pasay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
The local government of Pasay will not extend its curfew hours despite other Metro Manila cities implementing new rules amid the spike in the recent Covid-19 cases in Metro

Puyat: COVID-19 test for domestic tourists depends on LGUs, not DOT
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday clarified that requiring COVID-19 tests - either through Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction

Petron incurs loss of P11.4 billion as crisis cuts demand for oil
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-10
"We have been working hard to minimize the impact of the pandemic on our business and our performance in the second half of 2020 proves that we are moving in the right direction. We look forward ...

PopCom wants special protection for women amid pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
With more than one-fourth of the population expressing concern about the reported domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission on Population and Development

PHL among top nations for foreign investments
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-10
Asia remains a major growth region (with over 85 percent operating and implementing in Asia or considering it for business activities). Africa and the Middle East also saw marginal increase (up 4 ...

Predictions 2021
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-10
American baseball legend Casey Stengel once said, "Never make predictions, especially about the future." Stengel also said, "You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living."

Covaxin phase 3 trial data now with FDA; envoy awaits start of negotiations for supply
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Indian vaccine maker Bharat Biotech submitted the interim data from phase 3 trials of its COVID-19 jab to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday evening, India ...

Sorsogon starts COVID-19 jabs for health workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
LEGAZPI CITY -- Vaccination procedures in three government-run hospitals in Sorsogon province started on Wednesday, March 10, for health workers on the frontlines against the coronavirus ...

Over 3,000 Manila health workers get COVID-19 vaccine, says mayor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-10
A total of 3,047 health workers in the City of Manila have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 during the first week of the inoculation drive, Manila Mayor Francisco

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