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Proxy adviser ISS recommends LG shareholders reject spinoff plan
Business Insider - 2021-03-13
Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. said LG Corp. shareholders should vote against the South Korean company's plan to spin off five affiliates, arguing there is no "compelling" reason for the proposed transaction.

Enhancing the digital capabilities of MSMEs
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-13
Santiago pointed out that a big number of the current entrepreneurs are quite cautious about their business matters, caused by the uncertainties brought about by the current health crisis.

EMA Launches Review of Clot Risk With AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine
Medscape - 2021-03-12
As more European countries temporarily stop using the AstraZeneca vaccine, EMA says the vaccine's benefits continue to outweigh its risks.

The $69 Million Beeple NFT Was Bought With Cryptocurrency
New York Times - 2021-03-12
It feel like I got a steal," the buyer, who calls himself Metakovan, said in an interview of the "nonfungible token," or NFT, he bought at an online auction.

Five Chinese companies pose threat to U.S. national security: FCC
Reuters - 2021-03-12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday designated five Chinese companies as posing a threat to national security under a 2019 law aimed at protecting U.S. communications networks. The FCC said the companies included ...

The pace of U.S. vaccinations has been accelerating ahead of the date by which Biden wants all adults to be eligible.
New York Times - 2021-03-12
The rate of vaccinations has ramped up about 40 percent, to an average of 2.3 million shots a day as of Friday, up from an average of about 1.7 million shots a day a month ago.

CHEd, DOH to include tropical diseases in curricula
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) have agreed to integrate the study of neglected tropical diseases in the curricula of colleges and universities in the

First Pill for COVID-19 Could Be Ready by Year's End
Medscape - 2021-03-12
New medications are in clinical trials and, if successful, will be ready to treat patients with COVID-19 by the end of the year.

US condemns China at UN rights forum for abuse of Uighurs, Tibetans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
The United States on Friday condemned China's abuse of ethnic and religious minorities, including what it called "crimes against humanity and genocide" being committed in

Daimler to recall 2.6 million Mercedes-Benz cars in China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
German luxury automaker Daimler will recall 2.6 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles in China due to a software design issue, the country's market regulator said Friday. The software

South Africa could get 20 million more J&J vaccine doses, says minister
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
The South African government's agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses includes an option for an additional 20 million doses depending on the

Tabuena triumphs
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-12
TO say that Miguel Tabuena saved his best for last would be an understatement. MIGUEL TABUENA broke a mediocre run of form with a two-stroke victory in the International Container Terminal ...

Exporters take unusual steps to ease container shortage
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-12
The state-backed companies and governments are working quickly to smooth disruptions on the supply side of global trade to avoid losing business, even as clogged ports like Los Angeles trigger ...

Health Secretary lauds front liners in Pangasinan
Gov - 2021-03-12
DAGUPAN CITY, Mar 12 (PIA) - - Health Secretary Francisco Duque III acknowledged the hard work of front liners and administered vaccines to medical workers during his visit to the Region I Medical Center (R1MC) here Friday. Sec. Duque, a native of Dagupan ...

Police deployment to enforce health protocols, curb COVID-19 upsurge
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-12
More policemen are expected to be deployed to enforce health protocols in the face of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) According to Presidential spokesman Harry Roque,

OCTA Research: Rise of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila faster than predicted
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
The recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila was faster than what has been initially predicted, analytics group OCTA Research said Friday. In its latest

Police tapped to bolster enforcement of Metro Manila curfew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Police officers will be deployed across Metro Manila to implement the two-week unified curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m starting March 15, Metro Manila Council (MMC) chairman ...

Upskill your team by joining the 8th Digital Marketing Master Class 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
Ready to recover from the effects of the health crisis? Upskilling and reskilling your business team is the best bet against rapidly changing times. Now more than ever, it is crucial for every

Dizon: Strictly adhere to health protocols
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-12
National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer and testing czar Vince Dizon urged the public anew to follow the health protocols as the country reported an uptick in the number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.

Philippines' Duterte urged by allies to run for vice president
NIKKEI - 2021-03-12
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's allies have launched a campaign to persuade him to run for vice president in next year's national elections. If they succeed and he wins, the popular leader could keep his clout through the country's second-highest office.

More police to enforce health protocols during COVID-19 surge
Rappler - 2021-03-12
The national task force also orders the 'full implementation' of the StaySafe platform as a response to the transmissions spike

Pagasa: Rain showers expected in Visayas, parts of Luzon, Mindanao due to LPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
Rain showers are expected in the Visayas and parts of Luzon and Mindanao due to the low - pressure area (LPA) southeast of General Santos City, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Friday.

Philippine artist fights waste by using recycled trash in paintings
Reuters - 2021-03-12
When Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles found out that his country was one of the world's biggest contributors of plastic trash in the ocean he felt compelled to take action.

Web inventor Berners-Lee says 'fad' of internet giants will pass
Reuters - 2021-03-12
Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has said the dominance of internet giants is a "fad" that does not have to endure, adding that urgent change was needed to improve a digital divide in young people's online access.

Exclusive: Database company Couchbase files for IPO - sources
Reuters - 2021-03-12
Database software firm Couchbase Inc has registered for a stock market debut that could come in the first half of this year and value it at as much as $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Fire at French cloud computing firm disrupts websites
Business Insider - 2021-03-12
Numerous companies and websites in France suffered outages and disruptions to services after a fire swept through a cloud computing provider's facility.

Digital shift and vaccines help WPP plot path to recovery
Business Insider - 2021-03-12
The world's biggest advertising company WPP said it would relaunch its buyback scheme immediately after its work to promote vaccines and help clients shift online helped get it through the worst of the pandemic.

Philippines secures $900 mln in loans from World Bank, ADB for COVID-19 vaccines
Nasdaq - 2021-03-12
The Philippines received on Friday a total of $900 million in loan commitments from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines and to help its pandemic-hit economy recover,

IBP urges SC review of rule on search warrants after Calabarzon raids
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Friday urged the Supreme Court (SC) to review its rule allowing executive judges of regional trial courts (RTCs) in Manila and

Pfizer vaccine production on the rise as pandemic hits one-year mark
Reuters - 2021-03-12
Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE will exceed their original global production target for COVID-19 vaccines by as much as 20% this year, as they ramp up production a year into the global pandemic,

OWWA running out of funds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) said it will use up in just four to five months its P6.2-billion budget for its assistance to returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Owwa

Teen dreams of being brain tumor-free
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
Fifteen-year-old Maedilyn Surio dreams of being a teacher and a future where she would be free of the brain tumor she has been burdened with for two years. After being diagnosed with ...

Why The Nvidia-Arm Acquisition Should Be Approved
Forbes - 2021-03-12
UKRAINE - 2021/02/15: In this photo illustration, Nvidia logo is seen displayed on a smartphone ... [+] screen in front of ARM logo. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) All eyes are on big tech mergers and ...

Uniform curfew hours in NCR, but penalties vary - Marikina mayor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
MANILA, Philippines -- While the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will be uniformly implemented in Metro Manila, the penalties to be imposed on violators would depend on each city council, Marikina City ...

Hospitals told to make more space as Covid cases spike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-12
The Department of Health (DOH) has told public and private hospitals to make more space for COVID-19 patients to avoid being overwhelmed as coronavirus infections increase, particularly in

Philippine artist fights waste by using recycled trash in paintings
Nasdaq - 2021-03-12
When Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles found out that his country was one of the world's biggest contributors of plastic trash in the ocean he felt compelled to take action. MANILA, March 12 (Reuters) - When Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles found out that his country was one of the world's biggest contributors of plastic trash in the ocean he felt compelled to take action.

Luminar, Volvo subsidiary partner to sell automated driving systems to automakers
TechCrunch - 2021-03-12
Luminar Technologies has deepened ties with Volvo Cars to develop and eventually sell an automated driving system for highways to other automakers. The partnership, announced Thursday, is between ...

Business leaders on PHL Covid-19 response: Mediocre, slow
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-12
A YEAR into the nationwide quarantine, key business leaders concluded the government response to the health crisis that has cost millions of Filipinos their jobs fell far short of ideal. Industry leaders polled by the BusinessMirror agreed the government came up short in terms of health response to the

GIR rises anew, February level up by $410 million
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-12
A YEAR into the nationwide quarantine, key business leaders concluded the government response to the health crisis that has cost millions of Filipinos their jobs fell far short of ideal.

Finding us
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-12
This essay is as much about the title as the content. In another century, and another domain, the proper label for this rumination is: The Circumnavigation of the World and its impact on the World.

Converge sets aside P20 billion to expand network this year
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-12
Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is hiking its programmed capital expenditures for 2021 by a quarter from last year to continue installing more ports and deploy more fiber optic cables nationwide, as it targets to add over half a million subscribers this year.

Strong overseas sales boost Emperador income in 2020
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-12
"The resilience of the company shows the strength of our business coupled with the strength of our whisky and brandy portfolio across the globe resulting in stability and growth amid the challenge

Safe gatherings in safe spaces
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-12
As such, companies have had to rethink their business models, strategies and goals. Versatility has become a key ingredient to adapt and move forward. #SMXSoulKitchen provides food business owners ...

Uber, Lyft agree to share info on banned drivers in safety push
Reuters - 2021-03-11
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc on Thursday said they would share with each other information on drivers and delivery workers they had banned from their platforms for the most serious incidents in an effort to boost safety.

A year into the pandemic, it's time to take stock of our mental health
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-11
We all know movement is a critical component to our physical well-being, but it bolsters our emotional health as well. As the pandemic approaches Year Two, many of us have become increasingly ...

He's baaack (kind of). Inside Trump's bid to get on Twitter without officially being allowed on Twitter.
Business Insider - 2021-03-11
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Metro mayors agree to enforce common curfew for 2 weeks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
The 17 mayors of Metro Manila agreed on Thursday to implement a common curfew to suppress a spike in coronavirus infections in the metropolis. Starting Monday, the curfew will be from 10 p.m. to 5

TIMELINE: One year of Covid-19 in the Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
MANILA, Philippines--It has been a year since the Philippines recorded its first case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and yet the country still continues to grapple with SARS Cov2 ...

France eases COVID-19 restrictions on international travel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-11
France will ease some COVID-19 restrictions on international travel outside Europe, the foreign ministry said Thursday. The ministry said in a statement that travelers to or from

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