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AstraZeneca shot may not stop S. Africa variant - OCTA Research
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The next vaccine the Philippines will get may not be effective in preventing mild to moderate infection caused by the South Africa variant of the coronavirus, and another surge

Sleep Apnea, Cognitive Impairment Common Bedfellows
Medscape - 2021-03-03
"The study shows obstructive sleep apnea is common in patients with cognitive impairment. The results suggest that people with cognitive impairment should be assessed for sleep apnea if they have difficulty with sleep or if they demonstrate sleep-related symptoms,

Nearly 40 killed in violent day of protests against Myanmar coup, U.N. envoy says
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
Thirty-eight people were killed in Myanmar as the military quelled protests in several towns and cities on Wednesday, the United Nations said, the most violent day since demonstrations against

Pagasa: Amihan to bring rains in Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The northeast monsoon or Amihan is forecast to bring rains over parts of Luzon, the weather bureau said on Wednesday. In its 24-hour forecast, the Philippine

2 Nigerians, Filipino nabbed for love scam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Police have arrested two Nigerian nationals and their Filipino cohort over a love scam that allegedly duped a 64-year-old woman of P3.23 million. The victim claimed that ...

Surgeon Who Participated in Zoom Court Hearing Fights Back: 'It's Been a Nightmare'
Medscape - 2021-03-03
A plastic surgeon under fire for attending a virtual hearing in the OR says he's being unfairly portrayed and wants the public to know the truth.

Yugabyte announces $48M investment as cloud native database makes enterprise push
TechCrunch - 2021-03-03
As demand for cloud native applications is growing, Yugabyte, makers of the cloud native, open source YugabyteDB database are seeing a corresponding rise in demand for their products, especially with large enterprise customers.

Right advocates hit approved House bill presuming guilt of drug suspects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
Human rights advocates on Wednesday called on the House of Representatives to withdraw a bill amending the dangerous drugs law that they said would apply the presumption of

UPDATE 1-South Africa's information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users' contact information
Reuters - 2021-03-03
Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from the country's Information Regulator (IR),

Arizona advances bill forcing Apple and Google to allow Fortnite-style alternative payment options
The Verge - 2021-03-03
The bill, HB2005, opens the door for alternative payment systems on iOS and Android The Arizona House of Representatives just passed landmark app store legislation in a 31-29 vote on Wednesday that could have far-reaching consequences for Apple and Google and their respective mobile operating systems.

T cell response to virus variants remains potent; Asthma does not raise severe COVID-19 risk
Reuters - 2021-03-03
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Bank rolls out digital wealth management platform
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
China Bank said that the solution from IDAL will be able to efficiently manage the growing business volume, follow regulatory requirements and provide better end-to-end customer experience.

Lopez urges Chinese investors: Focus on products of the future
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
"But even with all these business deals, there are still a wide range of investment opportunities available in our country that investors can take advantage of presently," Lopez said. He ...

Facebook narrowly averts Senate contempt citation
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
FACEBOOK narrowly avoided being cited in contempt after vowing to attend the next Senate hearing on how social media platforms have enabled criminals engaged in women and child abuse. The popular ...

Cleansing the temple
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
The works on the magnificent temple of Jerusalem with its profusion of gold and marble started by Herod the Great in 19 B.C. were already in their 46th year when the confrontation between Jesus ...

DNL income falls 23% in 2020, but sees recovery in 4Q
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
CHEMICAL manufacturer D and L Industries Inc. said its net income fell 23 percent last year to P2.01 billion from the previous P2.62 billion, but the company saw a jump in earnings in the last ...

IED blast targeted at cops in Iloilo blamed on NPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
Unidentified men believed to be communist guerrillas detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) targeted at policemen aboard a vehicle in Janiuay town, Iloilo province on Wednesday

Pope Francis to preside Mass for 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
Pope Francis will lead the Filipino community in Italy to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)

PhilHealth scheme lacked mechanisms to detect, prevent fraudulent payments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
Although the PhilHealth All Case Rate reimbursement scheme expedited the reimbursement process, it lacked mechanisms to identify and deter unauthorized payments, the

PEZA adapts automated systems and processes to enhance the ease of doing business in economic zones
Gov - 2021-03-03
These adaptations showcase a continuous improvement of the ease of doing business in the Philippines and particularly in PEZA which manages 401 ecozones and more than 4,000 locator companies. (PEZA)

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits central Greece
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Greece on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, prompting residents in the city of Larissa to rush into the streets according to

PH Coast Guard eyes 2 more French vessels for maritime patrols
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) planned to acquire two more offshore patrol vessels (OPV) from France to sustain its monitoring in the West Philippine Sea, PCG

DOLE: Employees should not be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
Employers should not require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Wednesday. Bello

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines through #VaccineAlamin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The COVID-19 vaccine is gradually becoming available around the world, and in the Philippines, preparations are underway for a vaccination program roll-out in the coming months. Vaccination plays a

EU ambassador leaves Venezuela after expulsion order
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The European Union's ambassador to Venezuela left the South American country on Tuesday after she was expelled last week over a diplomatic spat related to new sanctions. Isabel

Sex offenders in the Catholic Church
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The Catholic Church has been shaken by a string of child sex abuse scandals. In France on Tuesday, the head of an independent enquiry investigating church child abuse said there might

Sandigan acquits Pichay, 2 others of graft over sponsorship of chess match
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The Sandiganbayan has overturned a graft conviction against former Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) acting board chair and now Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay

Duterte backs economic Cha-cha, says House amendments panel chair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
House committee on constitutional amendments chairperson Alfredo Garbin Jr. believes the push for economic Charter change (Cha-cha) still has the support of President

Germany did not request exemption from nurses deployment cap -- DOLE
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The government of Germany did not officially ask for an exemption in the deployment cap for Filipino nurses, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III clarified

Labor group seeks government ban on no vaccination, no work policy
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
A labor group is seeking a government ban on the "no work, no vaccine" policy of some companies for being discriminatory for workers. In a statement on Tuesday, the Associated Labor Union (ALU) expressed its alarm over reports that some firms will disallow employees from returning to work if

Bank lending shrinks further in January
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
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.

MPIC readies foray into gas business
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
Infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) plans to create synergies in its power companies through its foray into the gas business, which means the group will set up ...

DTI to Central Luzon youth: Heed call to entrepreneurship
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regional office in Central Luzon is encouraging young people to engage in business ventures that could help them have a ...

Shopee champions local businesses and products in online trade fair
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-03
These seamstresses seek to help the local economy by strengthening the clothing business. OVER 200 local shops and sellers participated in a virtual trade fair called #TatakPinoy, as part of ...

Northeast monsoon intensifies, affects northern, central Luzon -- Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-03
The northeast monsoon is intensifying again and is currently affecting the weather condition in northern and central Luzon, the Philippine

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