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Toyota announces Car Maintenance Weekend this March 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
Toyota owners are in for an early summer treat this March 11 to March 13, 2021 as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announces its Car Maintenance Weekend in all Toyota dealers and service centers

Rain over parts of Mindanao likely due to trough of LPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
The trough of a low-pressure area (LPA) is anticipated to cause precipitation in some parts of Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services

761 Pinoys abroad get COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday reported that 761 more Filipinos abroad have been infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 15,850 among

Over 19,700 applicants take 2021 PNPA admission test
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
More than 19,700 applicants have accomplished the first step in joining the law enforcement after they took the Philippine National Police Academy Cadet Admission Test

Health workers urged to avail of COVID-19 vaccines
Gov - 2021-03-09
ILOILO CITY, March 9 (PIA) - - Health officials urged health workers of West Visayas State University-Medical Center (WVSU-MC) here to avail of the Sinovac vaccines to be protected against coronavirus disease 2019. "You were lucky that you were given ...

Lady senators file bill protecting women in public health emergencies
Rappler - 2021-03-09
Throughout the pandemic, women have faced challenges related to gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health risks, and economic opportunities

Algerian women hit the streets demanding equal rights
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
Hundreds of women marched Monday in the Algerian capital to protest against a family code many consider demeaning, as they marked International Women's Day in the conservative

Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones where US troops deployed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
President Joe Biden has suspended drone strikes outside of war zones where US forces are operating, reversing the policy of his predecessor Donald Trump, who had given the military

35,669 health workers get free inoculations to fight COVID-19
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-09
More than 35,000 health care workers have so far received coronavirus vaccines as part of the government's immunization campaign.

Greece mourns youngest COVID-19 victim, 37-day baby
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
ATHENS -- Greece on Monday mourned a 37-day-old baby, the youngest among the country's nearly 6,800 Covid-19 victims. "Sadly today we had the pandemic's youngest victim in our

US offers temporary refuge to tens of thousands of Venezuelans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
The United States will allow potentially tens of thousands of Venezuelans to seek refuge, in a significant policy shift from the former Trump era, officials said Monday. Temporary

Taipei-based Influenxio gets $2M from DCM Ventures for its "microinfluencer" marketing platform
TechCrunch - 2021-03-09
Microinfluencers" are gaining clout among marketers. Though they may have as little as a thousand followers, microinfluencers tend to focus on specific content and be seen as more engaging and trustworthy by their audience,

Isabela hospital targets to vaccinate 270 frontliners vs COVID-19 daily
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
About 270 healthcare frontliners are targeted for the daily vaccination drive at the Southern Isabela Medical Center (SMIC) in this city after the initial inoculation of its

More than 700,000 COVID-19 deaths in Latin America--AFP tally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
More than 700,000 lives have been lost to Covid-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean since the pandemic began, according to an AFP tally on Monday evening from official

Instagram Suggested Posts To Users. It Served Up COVID-19 Falsehoods, Study Finds
NPR - 2021-03-09
The photo-sharing app owned by Facebook recommended posts and accounts making false claims about COVID-19, vaccines and the 2020 U.S. election.

Decade after Fukushima, Japan towns struggle to rebuild community
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
Masakazu Daibo has reopened his family's eel restaurant in part of Japan declared a no-go zone after the 2011 nuclear disaster, but so far he has barely a single

Facebook tests feature in India to share Instagram reels on its news feed
Reuters - 2021-03-09
Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing a feature on Instagram that allows some content creators in India to share short video clips, known as reels, on their Facebook accounts.

Philippines' unemployment rate steady at 8.7% in January
Nasdaq - 2021-03-09
The Philippines' unemployment rate remained at 8.7% in January, unchanged from the last official survey in October, with more people rejoining the labour force as the country relaxed coronavirus curbs and reopened the economy.

Fujitsu nabs a share in AU$175m Defence IT overhaul program
ZDNet - 2021-03-09
Fujitsu has signed a three-year contract with the Australian Department of Defence to modernise the department's network infrastructure and end-user computing that is used to support field operations and exercises for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

NASA-SpaceX launch of next International Space Station crew pushed to April 22
Reuters - 2021-03-09
The next launch window for a NASA crew to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX rocket has been pushed back by at least another two days, to no earlier than April 22, the space agency said.

Remain vigilant even with COVID-19 vaccines available - Go
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
Keep taking precautions against COVID-19 even with vaccines already available, Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go urged Filipinos in a statement issued on Monday, noting that

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks indoors, should still avoid travel -- CDC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can meet without masks indoors in small groups with others who have been inoculated but should

M Lhuillier gifts handwashing facilities to schools in Iloilo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
Regular and proper handwashing should be practiced not just at home but also everywhere you go--especially in places where we spend a huge chunk of our days like workplaces and schools.

Judge rules against US, grants bail to Oath Keeper charged in Capitol riot
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
The U.S. Justice Department arrested another alleged associate of the anti-government Oath Keepers militia on charges he took part in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, 6, but

Study: More women lost, forced to quit jobs in the pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-09
AS unpaid care and domestic work increased, more women in the Philippines lost or were prompted to quit their jobs during the pandemic, according to a study authored by a team from the United ...

MB sees PHL economy shrinking in 1st quarter
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-09
Many others continue to provide brisk business to pawnshops, as they pawn whatever items of value they have, in a desperate bid to survive as businesses are still recovering and shedding jobs.

Digitalization and innovation needed? That will not work without training our people
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-09
What are we supposed to be involved in these days? Digitalization and innovation? To get there, we are asking ourselves how we can improve planning, forecasting, budgeting, run simulations, run plans and analytics in a very visual and intuitive manner.

AC Health, Qualimed host ceremonial vaccination
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-09
Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) launched a vaccination drive for its doctors and healthcare workers at QualiMed Hospital Sta. Rosa, the first hospital outside of Metro Manila to ...

AEV income dropped by 30% in 2020
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-09
"Through the many uncertainties, our business units stayed focused on ensuring we deliver uninterrupted vital services to our customers and communities. Careful consideration of our future ...

How I planned for my future
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-09
DO you remember my previous article talk about the importance of having a solid foundation on personal finance? It is important to prepare ourselves for unexpected events that might happen along ...

LPA spotted east of Mindanao enters PAR Tuesday, but unlikely to become tropical depression
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-09
The low-pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Mindanao is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) anytime on Tuesday, the

New Zealand's major telcos agree to create prospective CDR and price comparison tool
ZDNet - 2021-03-08
New Zealand's major telcos have committed to providing more information and tools to support consumer choice before the end of the year. The telcos -- 2degrees, Spark, and Vodafone -- reached the commitment following calls from the New Zealand Commerce Commission (ComCom) in September to address transparency and inertia issues regarding retail service quality.

4 Vertical Use Cases For Edge Computing Driven By IoT Growth
Forbes - 2021-03-08
There are a few challenges to IoT data storage and consumption that many large enterprises are running into. However, its rapid growth cannot be ignored, which has propelled the growth of edge computing across several big industries with large forecasts for further growth ahead.

Startup Streamer Canela.TV Launches Newscast Aimed At U.S. Latino Cord-Cutters
Forbes - 2021-03-08
Newcomer U. S.-Latino centric entertainment streamer Canela.TV is adding a daily weeknight newscast to its service.

Five-Day Course of Oral Antiviral Appears to Stop SARS-CoV-2 in Its Tracks
Medscape - 2021-03-08
A single pill of the investigational drug molnupiravir taken twice a day for five days eliminated SARS-CoV-2 from the nasopharynx of 49 participants. That led Carlos del Rio, MD, distinguished professor of medicine at Emory University to suggest a future in which a drug like molnupiravir could be taken in the first few days of symptoms to prevent severe disease,

IDC: Cloud computing could prevent 1B metric tons of CO2 emissions by 2024
ZDNet - 2021-03-08
The idea of "green IT" has caught on, but its impact over the next few years will depend on the way organizations build datacenters, IDC says.

The Switch-style Aya Neo handheld gaming PC is now on Indiegogo, starting at $789
The Verge - 2021-03-08
The Aya Neo -- a Nintendo Switch-style handheld gaming PC that promises to offer a full-fledged PC gaming experience in the palm of your hands -- is now available to back on Indiegogo, starting at $6,120 HKD (~$789 USD) for the 500GB model.

Burger King apologizes for saying 'women belong in the kitchen' in a tweet advertising a new scholarship for female chefs
Business Insider - 2021-03-08
The fast-food chain apologized after Twitter and Facebook followers decried the message, sent on International Women's Day.

4.5 million Filipinos jobless in 2020; highest in 15 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
Some 4.5 million Filipinos were jobless last year for an average unemployment rate of 10.3 percent, the highest in 15 years, the Statistics Authority (PSA) said on

T-bill rates continue to rise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
The Bureau of the Treasury on Monday sold P20 billion in bills at rates that rose across the board as a result of the 26-month high inflation and ongoing sell-off due to higher US treasury

T-bill rates continue to rise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
Treasury bill bid rates further climbed across the board for the fourth consecutive week Monday on expectations of stimulus-propelled economic recovery in the United States while domestic inflation

Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces both record your audio, but what they do with it is very different
Mashable - 2021-03-08
Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces may seem like two very similar apps in the trendy audio space, but there's one crucial difference between the two. It has to do with the way they're recording your audio conversations -- yes,

Robinsons Retail allots P2B more to repurchase stocks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
Gokongwei-led retailer Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) has earmarked an additional P2 billion to buy back stocks from the open market, bringing its budget to improve shareholder value to P4

Inflation spike fails to stifle investments in Treasuries
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-08
Home Business Banking & Finance Inflation spike fails to stifle investments in Treasuries More from author Banking & Finance Bernadette D. Nicolas - March 9, 2021

Finding a way back
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-08
Adapting to distance learning has posed tremendous challenges for schools, teachers, students and their families. This is true for all levels of education, as well as all socioeconomic levels.

After 5 price hikes, oil firms cut pump prices
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-08
In Photo: A gasoline attendant tends to customers at a petrol station in Makati City. AFTER five consecutive oil price increases, oil firms will slash pump prices effective Tuesday morning ...

Singapore fintech firm eyes more PHL partners
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-08
A Singapore-based financial technology (fintech) player is eyeing to onboard more partners in the Philippines to facilitate more digital money transfers. Thunes Group, which includes TTMFS Singapore Pte Ltd.

Filipinos abandoning health protocols contributed to surge in COVID-19 cases, Duterte says
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-08
The country has recorded a recent surge in coronavirus cases after some Filipinos have "abandoned" the health precautions against the illness, President Duterte said Monday. President Rodrigo Roa Dute

China-backed telco launches service to take on Philippine duopoly
NIKKEI - 2021-03-08
China-backed Dito Telecommunity kicked off commercial operations in the Philippines on Monday, marking a major milestone for President Rodrigo Duterte's goal of shaking up the country's long-standing telecom duopoly.

A blossom of hope: Cali De Fleurs, the newest flower shop in Quezon City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
Amidst the pandemic, many businesses have closed their doors and permanently shut them down, especially those who are doing services with direct contact with their clients. Among the businesses that

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