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Metro Manila gets 2,000 live hogs to boost pork supply
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
Over 2,000 live hogs from South Cotabato were shipped to Metro Manila to augment pork supply in the region, Malacañang announced Wednesday.

Texas deep freeze leaves millions without power, 21 dead
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-17
A historic winter storm has killed at least 21 people, left millions of Texans without power and spun killer tornadoes into the US Southeast on Tuesday. The brutal cold has

DOST recruiting volunteers for VCO study in Valenzuela City
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
The Department of Science and Technology has begun recruiting volunteers for a study that aims to confirm the findings of a clinical trial, which suggested that virgin coconut oil helps speed up the recovery of patients with suspected coronavirus disease.

AstraZeneca receives FDA approval for drug that reduces mortality risk and hospitalization in heart failure patients
BusinessWorld - 2021-02-17
Dapagliflozin has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat heart failure in adults with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in the Philippines. The results of the trial showed that dapagliflozin adds to other guideline-recommended therapies in reducing the risk of mortality and heart failure hospitalization.

Rep. Villar seeks probe on increasing cases of abuse against women, children during health crisis
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-17
Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has sought an investigation into the surge in the cases of gender-based violence during the pandemic and called for immediate measures to protect women and children.

Sony faces class action lawsuit over alleged PS5 controller defect
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
Sony's PlayStation 5 has been hugely popular -- and hard for consumers to get their hands on -- since it was released last fall. But not everyone who managed to snag one has been satisfied.

'Instead of focusing on health crisis, gov't is attacking Lumad' - UP professor
Rappler - 2021-02-17
Walang katotohanan at walang pakundangan ang mga ganitong pamamaratang na nagiging training ground daw for NPA ang Lumad schools,' says bakwit school teacher Mon Sy

An urgent mental health crisis: Health workers facing immense psychological toll from pandemic
ABC - 2021-02-17
Experts say some doctors, nurses and other health workers on the frontlines will have to face a mental health reckoning after being in the trenches fighting the global pandemic. "We will continue to fight,

Warren Buffett sells JPMorgan Chase stock and buys Verizon
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
It appears that Warren Buffett is souring on the financial sector's prospects, and that the Oracle of Omaha also has a newfound interest in Big Oil, as well as telecom and media.

Warren Buffett sells JPMorgan Chase stock and buys Verizon
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
(CNN) -- It appears that Warren Buffett is souring on the financial sector's prospects, and that the Oracle of Omaha also has a newfound interest in Big Oil, as well as telecom and media.

Border delays could force Germany's car plants to close
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
The carmakers at the heart of Germany's huge manufacturing industry are facing a new threat: border checks that could delay crucial parts deliveries and force their factories to close.

How China is devastating Australia's billion dollar wine industry
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
Hundreds of Australian wine producers who invested heavily in China's wine boom are now facing an uncertain future.

How China is devastating Australia's billion dollar wine industry
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
(CNN) -- South Australian winemaker Jarrad White spent almost a decade building his business in China. Then, in a matter of months, it all fell apart. It had nothing to do with the quality of ...

SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites, but misses rocket landing
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
SpaceX delivered its 19th large batch of Starlink internet satellites into orbit on Monday evening, but in a rare misstep, the first-stage rocket booster used to launch those satellites missed its landing target.

GRAPHIC-New COVID-19 cases in U.S. fall for fifth week in a row
Reuters - 2021-02-17
The United States last week reported a 23% drop in new cases of COVID-19 and a 16% fall in the number of people hospitalized with the virus, with both figures declining for a fifth week in a row.

Recovery, despite MGCQ, slow--experts
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-17
PRESIDENT Duterte will act next week on the recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) to start a new round of easing on quarantine measures by March after consulting Cabinet members,

Household spending to grow back in 2021
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-17
A boy wears a face mask as he sells bags in the shopping district of Divisoria, in Manila, Philippines. Many Filipinos flock to this area to buy cheaper goods. AFTER a year of aggressive monetary ...

LPA off Mindanao now a tropical depression; could be first storm of 2021
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-17
The low pressure area being monitored east of Mindanao intensified into a tropical depression on early Wednesday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and

US forces in Iraq hit by rockets, contractor killed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-17
A rocket attack on U.S.-led forces in northern Iraq killed a civilian contractor on Monday and injured a U.S. service member, the U.S. coalition in Iraq said, in the deadliest such

Trump, Giuliani accused in lawsuit of conspiring to incite Capitol riot
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-17
A Democratic congressman, in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, accused former President Donald Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two right-wing groups of conspiring to incite

Tagaytay Highlands introduces contactless turnover
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-17
According to the company, the current health situation in the country has prompted them to adapt to the way of doing business in the so-called new normal. Make way for Tagaytay Highlands ...

Zolve raises $15 million for its cross-border neobank aimed at global citizens
TechCrunch - 2021-02-17
Tens of thousands of students and professionals move out of India each year to pursue higher education and for work. Even after spending months in the new country, they struggle to get a credit card from local banks,

The space rock that doomed the dinosaurs was shrapnel from a comet that flew too close to the sun, a Harvard study suggests
Business Insider - 2021-02-17
The origin of the space rock that killed the dinosaurs has been a mystery. A new study suggests it wasn't an asteroid, but a comet fragment.

Australia's Nine strikes a Google media deal as licencing laws approach - media
Reuters - 2021-02-17
Publisher and broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd has agreed on a content licencing deal with Google, one of its newspapers reported on Wednesday, the second large Australian media outlet to strike a deal with the internet giant.

U.S. ITC to investigate Ericsson complaint against Samsung over 5G wireless equipment
Reuters - 2021-02-17
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Tuesday it would open an investigation after Ericsson claimed Samsung Electronics Inc had infringed on some of its patents in 4G and next generation 5G wireless cellular communications infrastructure systems.

Microsoft is reportedly testing a new browser-based streaming service that would let you play Xbox games on your PC and iPhone
Business Insider - 2021-02-16
Microsoft's xCloud streaming is only available on Android devices -- putting it on browsers would let people play Xbox games on iOS and PC.

U.S. administers 55.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
Reuters - 2021-02-16
The United States has administered 55,220,364 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Tuesday morning and delivered 71,657,975 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

EV-Battery Startup QuantumScape Soars on Technical Breakthrough
Bloomberg - 2021-02-16
QuantumScape Corp., an electric-vehicle-battery startup, soared as much as 12% in late trading after saying it cleared a key hurdle in the development of its technology.

MetroPac Movers Inc begins construction of its Sta. Rosa logistics hub
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-16
MetroPac Movers Inc (MMI) recently began construction of a large scale, co-located dry goods and cold storage facility in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, as part of a strategic pivot towards

Trump lashes out at McConnell in deepening feud between top Republicans
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-16
Former U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, signaling a growing feud between the two most important voices in the Republican

Apple, Spotify And Other DSPs Pay $424M In Historical Unmatched Royalties For Publishers, Songwriters
Forbes - 2021-02-16
Twenty DSPs--including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google, Pandora and Spotify--transferred a total of $424 million in accrued historical unmatched royalties to the Mechanical Licensing Collective.

Nestlé's newest KitKat is missing a key ingredient
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-16
KitKat V ditches dairy milk, which is used for its regular KitKats, for a rice-based alternative in addition to its new sustainable cocoa.

Duterte to study proposal to ease restrictions by March
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-16
President Rodrigo Duterte will study the proposal of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) to place the whole country under the less restrictive modified

What Went Before: Key dates in the VP electoral protest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-16
Following are the key dates in the vice presidential electoral protest filed by Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Leni Robredo. o May 30, 2016--Leni Robredo is proclaimed Vice

More Evidence Supports Early Anticoagulation in COVID-19
Medscape - 2021-02-16
Prompt initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation in COVID patients newly admitted to the hospital is better than no treatment in reducing 30-day mortality, new observational data suggest.

Lacson fires back at Duterte: Senate has say in VFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-16
Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Tuesday, after being told by President Duterte that he had "nothing to do" with how the government

Vaccines versus the variants: Asia's race against time
NIKKEI - 2021-02-16
The first generation of COVID-19 vaccines is a modern scientific miracle. In little over a year since the virus was identified, mass inoculations using safe, effective and thoroughly tested vaccines have begun in dozens of countries.

New Steroid Dosing Regimen for Myasthenia Gravis
Medscape - 2021-02-16
The use of a new rapid tapering regimen resulted in a lower cumulative dose of prednisone with similar clinical outcomes in a new randomized study.

Philippines logs 1,391 new COVID-19 cases, growth rate decreasing
Big News Network.com - 2021-02-16
The Department of Health DOH of the Philippines reported on Tuesday 1391 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of confirm

Cloud data analytics startup Matillion raises $100 million
Reuters - 2021-02-16
Matillion, a startup that helps companies sort and clean up data before sending it to the cloud data center for analysis, said on Tuesday it had raised $100 million in its latest funding round but declined to share the firm's valuation.

Microsoft to add 'Kids Mode' to Chromium-based Edge browser
ZDNet - 2021-02-16
Microsoft is rolling out a new 'Kids Mode' feature to testers that is designed to make 'child friendly' content more easily accessible.

Why companies are flocking to the cloud more than ever
Business Insider - 2021-02-16
Cloud adoption has become a 'new normal' for businesses, experts say: 85% of enterprises will have a cloud-first principle by 2025.

Philippine Army gets new commanding general
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-16
Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr. on Tuesday (Feb. 16) took the reins of the 100,000-strong Philippine Army as its new commanding general. Faustino replaced Lt. Gen. Cirilito

Credit card use seen to recover
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-16
AN industry group is anticipating credit card loans to gain some recovery this year as more business activities resume after government moves to ease lockdown measures amid increasing number of Covid cases.

Ideal countryside living
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-16
S preference of homeseekers has undoubtedly changed alongside these difficult times as they factor in the flexibility of their place of residence to do their daily activities at the comfort of their abode even under the "new normal.

Seeing art in the virtual park
BusinessWorld - 2021-02-16
DUE to the pandemic, "Art in the Park," the popular art fair held annually in the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati, will be held online for the second time. The fair, known for having excellent artworks with a P50,

Adidas is selling Reebok to focus on its own brand
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-16
Adidas says it will offload struggling US fitness brand Reebok as part of a strategic overhaul. The German sportswear company said in a statement on Tuesday that it has decided to begin a formal process "aimed at divesting Reebok" following a review of the business.

Duterte might certify indemnity fund bill for vaccines as urgent this week
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-16
President Rodrigo R. Duterte may certify as urgent this week the bill that seeks to provide compensation to people who will suffer adverse side effects from use of Covid-19 vaccines.  Chief implementer of the government's national policy on Covid-19 Carlito G.

PH in talks with 3 countries to secure ASF vaccines
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-16
Agriculture Secretary William Dar said Tuesday the government is in talks with Vietnam, United Kingdom, and the United States to secure vaccines against African Swine Fever, which the country has been grappling with since 2019.

Philippines' Duterte signs law to help banks tackle bad loans
Nasdaq - 2021-02-16
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday signed a law that would help the country's banks offload soured loans through asset management companies to help speed up the process of cleaning up of their books.

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