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Auring maintains strength; Signal No. 2 still over parts of E. Visayas, Caraga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
Tropical Storm Auring was able to maintain its strength as of Sunday afternoon as it starts to move northwest towards the tip of the Caraga Region, state meteorologists

WHO chief calls on Tanzania to combat COVID-19 as president claims virus fended off by prayer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday appealed to Tanzania to take "robust action" to combat Covid-19 in the country, where the president has long played down the

Ahead of Miss Grand International 2020, Samantha Bernardo's focus is on her health
Rappler - 2021-02-21
You just need to focus on things that matter to you,' says the country's bet for Miss Grand International 2020

Slow Fashion Brands From The Philippines To Invest In This Spring
Forbes - 2021-02-21
Slow fashion brands making sustainable products more accessible to its consumers reinforce that Philippine makers and designers are forces to reckon in as we invest in the future of fashion.

Ben&Ben provide soundtrack to Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin TVC
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-21
In an official press release, Jane Jimenez-Basas, Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business said, "Finally! The wait is over for all of us K-fans who have been wishing for Hyun Bin and ...

Moderate to heavy rain over parts of Mindanao, E. Visayas as TS Auring moves northwest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
Moderate to heavy rain is expected in parts of Mindanao as Tropical Storm Auring (international name: Dujuan) has started to move northwestward while maintaining its

At least 502 flee homes in Bohol town in preparation for Auring
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
At least 502 people were evacuated in Candijay town in Bohol on Saturday before Tropical Storm Auring would cross the Visayas region. "We urged (other)

Auring maintains strength while over PH sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
Tropical Storm Auring (international name: Dujuan) maintained its strength as it was over the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Sunday. In its 11 a.m. severe

Peru suffering medical oxygen crunch amid COVID-19 spike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
Hundreds of Peruvians waited in long lines Saturday to get medical oxygen for loved ones with Covid-19, amid a shortage of the gas in the pandemic's second wave. In San Juan de

VP Robredo says presidential run in 2022 'possible' but prefers local post
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-21
Vice President Leni Robredo said she is open to running for president in next year's polls, but admits she prefers going for a local government position instead.

United Airlines Boeing 777 lands safely in Denver after engine failure
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
A United Airlines flight landed safely at Denver International Airport on Saturday after suffering a right engine failure, the Federal Aviation Administration said, with dramatic

Business group backs PH shift to MGCQ
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-21
FINEX expresses support to a proposal to place the entire Philippines under the most lenient quarantine controls next month for a faster economic recovery

TS Auring slows down; More areas under Signal No. 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
More areas in the Visayas and Mindanao were placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 even as Tropical Storm Auring (international name:

Health expert: Not yet time to relax travel restrictions on foreigners
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-21
However, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assures that the government is continuously monitoring the entry of foreigners who are allowed to do so as well as returning Filipinos. She also says the country's health and safety protocols were already proven compliant with worldwide standards.

Health expert: Not yet time to relax travel restrictions on foreigners
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-21
However, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assures that the government is continuously monitoring the entry of foreigners who are allowed to do so as well as returning Filipinos. She also says the country's health and safety protocols were already proven compliant with worldwide standards.

Baguio City chills at 9 °C, coldest in 4 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
Many "summer capital" residents and visitors had to slip on extra layers of clothing after the city recorded its lowest, most chilling temperature in four

Two killed in Mandalay city in bloodiest day of Myanmar protests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-21
Two people were killed in Myanmar's second city Mandalay on Saturday when police and soldiers fired to disperse protests against a Feb. 1 military coup, emergency workers said, the

Ruling brings new business, old fears to kosher slaughterhouse
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-21
WASHINGTON--Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, US officials are scrambling... CSENGELE, Hungary--In a small room lined with religious ...

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BusinessMirror - 2021-02-21
WASHINGTON--Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, US officials are scrambling... SAN JOSE, California--Whether talking to a teammate, close ...

Pfizer jab 95.8% effective against Covid: Israel health ministry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
JERUSALEM - Israel's health ministry said Saturday recent data from its aggressive coronavirus vaccination campaign showed two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab were nearly 96 percent

Texas restores power but still struggling with water
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
HOUSTON  - Texas authorities have restored power statewide bringing relief after days of unprecedentedly frigid temperatures, but millions were still struggling Saturday without safe,

Esperon explains why Davao got bulk of anti-insurgency funds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
The bulk of the funds of the controversial National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac) was allocated to the Davao region and Davao City, home of

DILG eyes unified travel regulations nationwide
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
Easing quarantine restrictions starting March would deal with the confusion caused by different travel restrictions imposed by local governments across the country and hasten

Tropical Storm Auring maintains strength; Signal No. 2 in 3 areas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
MANILA, Philippines - Tropical Storm Auring maintained its strength and moved closer to the Visayas and Mindanao

Auring seen to weaken before landfall near Caraga
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
Tropical Storm "Auring" (international name: Dujuan) is likely to weaken and be downgraded to a tropical depression before making landfall near the Caraga region on Sunday evening or early

Trump to give first post-White House speech at conservative summit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
WASHINGTON - Former US president Donald Trump will give a speech later this month in Orlando, Florida, a source familiar with the plans said Saturday, his first since leaving the White House on

Pimentel bucks proposed vaccine passports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III on Saturday reiterated his call for the Senate to take out from the proposed coronavirus vaccination program law provisions mandating the issuance of a "vaccine

Google fires yet another AI ethics lead and we've gotta ask: What's going on over there?
Mashable - 2021-02-20
When it comes to artificial intelligence, it seems that Google and ethics don't mix. The tech giant is back in the news this week after Margaret Mitchell, who until Friday worked as the lead of Google's Ethical AI team,

Pope pays surprise visit to home of elderly Holocaust survivor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
VATICAN CITY  - Pope Francis paid a surprise visit on Saturday to the home of Edith Bruck, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor and author, and paid homage to all those killed by Nazi

Long-COVID in Children: It's a Thing
Medscape - 2021-02-20
The study, which has yet to be peer reviewed, provides preliminary evidence that children can suffer from long-COVID as can adults, with symptoms lasting for months after their initial SARS-CoV-2 infection.

DOST appeals for more COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
The government is calling on Filipinos to take part in clinical trials, especially one that is already ongoing and two others that are set to start soon, as a way of helping produce an effective

Cop dies, four others hurt in multiple vehicle mishap in Isabela
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
A police car barreled into three vehicles at the national highway when its tire burst, killing a policewoman and injuring four of her colleagues in Barangay

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 79,128,495 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of Feb. 20 Versus 78,152,495 Doses Delivered As Of Feb. 19
Reuters - 2021-02-20
U.S. CDC SAYS DELIVERED 79,128,495 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF FEB. 20 VERSUS 78,152,495 DOSES DELIVERED AS OF FEB. 19

U.S. administers 61.3 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
Reuters - 2021-02-20
The United States has administered 61,289,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Saturday morning and delivered 79,128,495 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Endangered ferret is cloned from a long-dead ferret
Mashable - 2021-02-20
Scientists cloned Elizabeth Ann from a ferret that died 30 years ago. This cloning, which can understandably sound Sci-Fi, is an innovative conservation effort. The Fish and Wildfire Service says that all black-footed ferrets alive today are descended from just seven ferrets,

PH COVID-19 deaths exceed 12,000 with 239 new fatalities
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-20
More than 12,000 patients in the country have died from the coronavirus disease, after 239 newly reported fatalities, the Department of Health said on Saturday.

Google has pulled down a propaganda blog backing the military coup in Myanmar after outcry by online activists
Business Insider - 2021-02-20
Google has yanked hosting of a blog on its Blogger platform promoting propaganda in support of the military coup in Myanmar.

Prosecutor junks refiled complaint against teacher over anti-Duterte tweet
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-20
A prosecutor from Olongapo City, Zambales has dismissed the complaint of "inciting to sedition" refiled by the National Bureau of Investigation against public school teacher Ronnel Mas over a tweet offering a ?50-million reward to "anyone who can kill President Rodrigo Duterte.

Controls On Vaccine Exports 'Hold Back' Pandemic Recovery, Warns Incoming WTO Head
NPR - 2021-02-20
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to lead the World Trade Organization. She talked with NPR about the WTO's role in improving access to vaccines and says there's "no doubt" that the WTO needs reforms.

Postmates workers are getting scammed out of their earnings by phishing schemes
The Verge - 2021-02-20
Over at The Markup is an alarming story about a rash of phishing scams that have been targeting gig workers for Postmates. Drivers are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be Postmates employees,

Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley's most notable VC firms, told investors it was hacked
Business Insider - 2021-02-20
The firm said some personal and financial information may have been accessed by a third party after an employee was successfully phished.

Brazilian firms fail to increase security spend through Covid-19
ZDNet - 2021-02-20
Most Brazilian companies have not increased their investments in information and cyber security since the Covid-19 pandemic emerged despite an increase in threats, according to a new study on perceptions of cybersecurity risk in Latin America since the start of the crisis.

Robredo open to running for president but prefers local office
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
Vice President Robredo is open to the possibility of her running for president in the 2022 elections, but she prefers to run for local office. "If I run for president,

From the Mars Rover landing to SpaceX satellite launches, these are some of 2021's biggest space stories so far
Business Insider - 2021-02-20
Following Nasa's Mars Rover daring landing, the red planet is also in the sights of Elon Musk's SpaceX, the UAE, and China.

Cloudian Vying With NetApp In $50B Cloud Storage Market
Forbes - 2021-02-20
NetApp posted 3.3% top line growth in the October 2020 ending quarter. Yet its stock rose 10 times faster in the last year. With fast-growing challenger Cloudian nipping at it heels, will NetApp beat expectations this Wednesday?

Argentina health minister resigns after reports of VIP vaccine access
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
Argentina's health minister resigned on Friday following reports that people had been able to use connections to get access to COVID-19 vaccines to which they were not

Over 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered globally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
More than 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in at least 107 countries and territories, according to an AFP count based on official sources Saturday. In total

New round of fuel price hikes seen next week
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 20) -- Oil firms are expected to impose hefty price increases in fuel products next week, Unioil Petroleum Philippines said Saturday. In a forecast on fuel ...

TS Auring slightly weakens but more areas placed under Signal No. 1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-20
While tropical storm Auring (international name: Dujuan) slightly weakened as it began to move northwestward, more areas were

Auring slightly weakens as it remains stationary over Philippine Sea
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-20
Tropical Storm Auring will bring rains in Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and Southern Leyte for the next six to 12 hours.

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