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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
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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

1,139 health facility workers in CAR vaccinated over the weekend
Gov - 2021-03-08
Invited guests for the program activity are DOH - CAR Regional Director Ruby Constantino, DILG - CAR OIC RD Araceli San Jose, Congressman Mark Go, City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo, OCD-CAR Policy Development and Planning Chief Ferdinand Tamulto and ...

Trial implicating Honduran president in drug trafficking begins in New York
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
The trial of an alleged Honduran drug-trafficker, whose case implicates Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and other high-ranking officials, gets underway in the Southern

Experts to hold online conference on basics of building and investing in housing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
In the continuous pursuit of promoting financial literacy and improving the well-being of Filipinos, The Global Filipino Investors, Inc. (TGFI) together with PLDT, BDO, Ovialand, AboitizLand Inc.

The day the coronavirus vaccine came
Rappler - 2021-03-08
This is all too much, she thought - the flashing cameras, the rush of reporters, the ceremonial shot, and even the health secretary holding the injection to her arm. All Dr Eileen Aniceto signed ...

NITAG: Sinovac vaccines not recommended to be administered to health care workers aged 60 years old and above
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-08
Sinovac vaccines are not recommended to be administered to health care workers aged 60 years old and above. The Interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group for COVID-19 vaccines said this in Resolution No.

Despite reforms, abuses vs OFWs in Middle East still difficult to stop -- DFA official
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
A foreign affairs official on Monday admitted that it was difficult to stop the abuse towards overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), particularly in the Middle East, as a senator

Philippine leader's order to kill rebels 'legal', spokesman says
Nasdaq - 2021-03-08
R efiles to fix order of misplaced word 'kill' in paragraph 1. MANILA, March 8 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's order to kill armed rebels was legal, his spokesm

Davao city execs ask public to maintain health protocols despite vaccines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
Despite the start of the vaccination in this city against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), health officials warned the public against complacency as cases surged in the National

Indonesia eases rules in major foreign investment reform
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
The Indonesian government has laid down the ground rules for its new law on job creation, widely seen as an ambitious regulatory reform to lure foreign investments and stimulate

Coronavirus latest: Philippines logs highest daily rise in nearly 6 months
NIKKEI - 2021-03-08
Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 118,006,153, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Hontiveros eyes bill criminalizing red-tagging after killing of 9 activists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
Senator Risa Hontiveros said Monday she is considering filing a bill that would criminalize red-tagging following the "cowardly crackdown" by police and military forces in

600 CoronaVac vials arrive in Camarines Sur for military
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
Some 600 vials of CoronaVac vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech Ltd. arrived on board a Philippine Air Force Black Hawk chopper before noon Monday

No lockdown in Caloocan City amid rising COVID-19 cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan on Monday denied an impending lockdown in the city but said that curfew rules and the use of quarantine passes will be reimposed starting

Reds denounce killings, arrests of activists in Southern Tagalog
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-08
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) strongly condemned the spate of extrajudicial killings and arrests carried out by government forces in Tagalog. "The

Nickel Price Falls By 16% But That Might Not Help EV Makers
Forbes - 2021-03-08
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk will be pleased that the price of nickel, an important battery metal, has crashed but his joy might be short lived because there are concerns that a new nickel processing technology might not be as "green" as he would like.

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