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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 Network.com - 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 ...

3 Fully Vaccinated People Catch Covid-19 Coronavirus, Says Hawaii DOH
Forbes - 2021-03-14
Three people in Hawaii who had received both doses of either the Moderna or the Pfizer/BioNTech ... [+] vaccine subsequently tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. Additionally, a fourth person who had received the first of two doses of the vaccine ...

US air travel hits highest level since March 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
WASHINGTON -- Airports in the United States saw their largest number of passengers in a year on Friday, data showed, following a shuddering halt in travel brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Just

Feeling lonely in lockdown? Try hugging a sheep
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
A German farm is offering people who are feeling deprived of human contact due to coronavirus restrictions an unusual alternative: the opportunity to cuddle a

Palawan plebiscite a success - Comelec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
with two established precincts at Kalayaan town in the West Philippine Sea opening late because of huge waves caused by the bad weather. With 281 registered voters, the two precincts in Barangay ...

2 nabbed in Lucena City drug buy-bust
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-14
LUCENA CITY - Police arrested two drug suspects in a buy-bust operation here on Saturday. Lieutenant Colonel Romulo Albacea, Lucena City police chief, identified the suspects as

Experts find nanofertizer FertiGroe increases nutrient, reduces production costs of sugarcane
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-14
Experts at the the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) are currently testing nanofertilizers in order to increase the yield of agricultural crops, including sugarcane, rice, corn and ...

U.S. administers 105.7 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
Reuters - 2021-03-13
March 13 (Reuters) - The United States has administered 105,703,501 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 135,846,665 doses as of Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The tally is for Moderna, Pfizer ...

Novel Alzheimer's Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Phase 2 Trial
Medscape - 2021-03-13
While topline results from TRAILBLAZER-ALZ showed a 32% slowing of cognitive decline with the anti-amyloid drug donanemab, highly anticipated phase 2 findings provide a more detailed analysis.

Arise: IABC Philippines presents its first virtual Quill Awards
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-13
The International Association of Business Communicators Philippines (IABC Philippines), presents the first virtual Philippine Quill Awards, the first of its kind awarding ceremony in the ...

Britain must boost cyber-attack capacity, PM Johnson says
Reuters - 2021-03-13
Britain needs to boost its capacity to conduct cyber attacks on foreign enemies, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said before the publication of a national security review next week.

Spacewalking astronauts tackle hoses, other station odd jobs
Business Insider - 2021-03-13
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