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Duterte generals in Cabinet are awardees in 2021 PMA alumni homecoming
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-12
The country's defense chief and three Cabinet members at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are among this year's cavalier awardees of

Notion was having technical issues, so I have no idea what my schedule is today
The Verge - 2021-02-12
Online organization app Notion was experiencing technical difficulties this morning and students, project managers, and other users -- like me -- who rely on it to organize our calendars are having minor freak-outs.

Greener pastures: Shell eyes steady drop in oil business
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-12
LONDON--Royal Dutch Shell, one of the multinationals that has defined the oil industry, is slowly turning away from the fossil fuel that made its fortune over the decades but also worsened a global climate crisis.

Tesla's latest update introduces the Chinese version of TikTok to its cars in China
Business Insider - 2021-02-12
Tesla owners in China can now interact with videos from the app on the screens in their cars, according to a video released by the company.

Breaking the hotel industry's glass ceiling with Filipino hospitality, passion for work
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
Anna Liza Vergara is the five-star international Sheraton Hotels' first Filipino general manager, and she carries with her the country's trademark hospitality and love for work.

With no LPA and weaker amihan, expect fair weather this weekend
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-12
A fair weather can be expected in most parts of the country this weekend as the northeast monsoon temporarily weakens and no low pressure area

Philippines to allow cinemas, public attractions to reopen to revive growth
Reuters - 2021-02-12
The Philippines plans to allow more businesses, including cinemas and public attractions, to reopen or expand their operations soon, as the country moves to revive its pandemic-hit economy, the presidential spokesman said on Friday.

IATF allows cinemas, game arcades to operate in GCQ areas
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
The government is allowing the reopening of cinemas, game arcades, and other leisure activities in areas under general community quarantine, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says.

Twitter permanently bans Project Veritas account
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
Twitter permanently banned an account on Thursday belonging to Project Veritas, a conservative group founded by controversial activist James O'Keefe.

With Biden going big, Wall Street economists are growing bullish on the US economy
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
Fast forward two months, and the economy is still struggling -- but confidence in the recovery is growing, rapidly. Economists are swiftly upgrading their GDP and unemployment forecasts and pulling forward the date when the Federal Reserve will be able to lift rock-bottom interest rates.

Lufthansa Technik PH to cut 300 jobs by April
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
Elmer Lutter, LTP president and chief executive officer, said the dire situation in the sector, which drove LTP's other customer airlines to file for bankruptcy, forced the company to conduct a rightsizing program to ensure it would survive the global health crisis.

A MEANINGFUL CELEBRATION | Why a low-key and more intimate Chinese New Year matters
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-12
Enter Bye2020,... From a repurposed car dealership to an award-winning real estate business, Damosa Land Inc. (DLI) has come a long... As part of their initiative to make education more accessible ...

CHR vows to continue probe on recruitment of child warriors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-12
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) vowed to continue its  investigation on the alleged recruitment of children as warriors in areas of armed conflict, saying such

90-year-old spends $10k on ads to complain about slow internet service
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-12
A 90-year-old man spent $10,000 (around P480,000) on advertisements to complain about the slow internet service of AT&T in California in the United States. Aaron Epstein, of North

How South Korea's 'CLOY' can help Filipinos create a better future
NIKKEI - 2021-02-12
When the Philippines' Smart Communications chose South Korean actor Hyun Bin to endorse its products in May last year, the advertising matrix went through the roof. Social media went into a frenzy. Despite being in the midst of the pandemic lockdown in the Philippines,

DA pilots rapid test kits for ASF in Batangas
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
The Department of Agriculture has started using locally-made test kits that can quickly detect the African Swine Fever.

Budget chief calls to hike downpayment limit for COVID-19 vaccine procurement
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
The limitation was hindering the Philippine government to swiftly secure deals with drugmakers, with wealthy countries getting the first claim on vaccines against the virus, DBM chief says

Budget chief calls to hike downpayment limit for COVID-19 vaccine procurement
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
The limitation was hindering the Philippine government to swiftly secure deals with drugmakers, with wealthy countries getting the first claim on vaccines against the virus, DBM chief says

New variant patient who stayed in QC now negative for COVID-19, but remains in quarantine facility -- mayor
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
The COVID-19 patient earlier detected with the more transmissible UK variant and found to be staying in Quezon City has tested negative for the virus, Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

Asian Markets Lower In Thin Holiday Trading
Nasdaq - 2021-02-12
Asian stock markets are lower on Friday in thin holiday trading with investors treading cautiously following the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street and lower commodity prices. Many of the markets in the region,

Disney is still getting hammered by the pandemic, but Disney+ remains a star
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
Disney kicked off its 2021 fiscal year much as it spent most of 2020, with the pandemic hammering many of its businesses. But Disney+ continues to be the star of the company.

Bumble's $14 billion date: Blackstone-backed dating app soars on market debut
Reuters - 2021-02-12
Shares of Bumble Inc, backed by Blackstone Group Inc, soared more than 76% in their stock market debut on Thursday, fetching a $14 billion valuation for the operator of the dating app where women make the first move.

Car chip shortages a sign of wider demand crunch: ASML executive
Business Insider - 2021-02-12
The chip shortages slowing car production are a symptom of broader increased demand that is placing strains on suppliers across the semiconductor sector, according to Dutch equipment maker ASML.

U.S. Justice Department seeks to delay appeals on WeChat, TikTok restrictions
Reuters - 2021-02-12
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to pause a government appeal of a lower court ruling blocking restrictions that the Trump administration had imposed on Tencent's messaging app WeChat.

BSP maintains interest rates at 2% with PH still in recession, says inflation 'likely to remain elevated'
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-12
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has kept interest rates at an all-time low once again, banking on lower borrowing costs to help jumpstart economic activity.

With More Vaccines Secured, Biden Warns of Hurdles to Come
New York Times - 2021-02-12
The Biden administration has secured more coronavirus vaccines, but the president struck a cautious tone about logistical issues that could keep some Americans from being vaccinated.

Manitoba buys Covid-19 vaccine candidate, first province to bypass Ottawa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-12
Manitoba said on Thursday it will buy 2 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate now in early trials, becoming the first Canadian province to bypass the national

Manitoba buys COVID-19 vaccine candidate, first Canadian province to bypass Ottawa
Reuters - 2021-02-12
The Canadian province of Manitoba said on Thursday that it would buy 2 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that is currently in early trials, bypassing the national government.

BSP keeps monetary policy levers steady
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-12
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FDI decline by 16.5% in November, but expert sees uptake ahead
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-12
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Metro Manila, some parts of Luzon to have cloudy skies, light rain Friday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-12
Overcast skies and isolated rain showers may be expected Friday in parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, as the northeast monsoon or amihan affects these regions, the

Microsoft uses Trump, misinformation to justify a US version of Australia's media code
ZDNet - 2021-02-12
VP Brad Smith said the United States government should copy Australia's controversial News Media Bargaining Code as his company shoots for the market share currently occupied by Google down under.

UK COVID-19 Update: 52 Week Waits 'Worst Since 2008', Tocilizumab Benefits, Hunt's Regrets
Medscape - 2021-02-12
There were 242,307 COVID-19 hospital patients last year and 101,956 this January. Fifty-two week waits were at the highest level since 2008. Health Foundation Senior Policy Fellow

What is RA 11229?
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-12
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FDA Approves Orphan Drug Evinacumab-dgnb for Homozygous FH
Medscape - 2021-02-11
Indicated for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia on top of other lipid-modifying therapy, Evkeeza (Regeneron) is a first-in-class inhibitor of a protein involved in lipid metabolism.

Biden says US has acquired 200 million more Covid vaccine doses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
US President Joe Biden said Thursday the government had signed deals to acquire 200 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses. "Just this afternoon, we signed final

Duterte suspends child car seat law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
Malacañang on Thursday said President Duterte has ordered the suspension of the implementation of the child car seat law following widespread public criticism and the appeal of several

Vehicle inspections held back, too
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
President Duterte has made the motor vehicle inspection system (MVIS) nonmandatory even as operators of private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) agreed to "operate at a loss" by lowering

COVID-19 deaths decreasing, new cases also falling - DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
Dr. Alethea de Guzman, a medical specialist with the DOH Epidemiology Bureau, told a media forum that the average daily death count started to decrease in September, with 59, then dipped to 42 in

Chinese New Year stamps for sale
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) has printed 50,000 copies of Year of the Metal Ox special stamps in time for the Chinese New Year on Friday. The two designs cost P12 and P45 per

Uber and Lyft are getting less unprofitable, but COVID-19 is still a drag on their business
The Verge - 2021-02-11
Uber and Lyft reported their quarterly earnings this week, and while both companies are showing signs of improvement, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a long shadow over the overall ride-hailing business.

Elon Musk, the world's richest man, is about to get a whole lot richer
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-11
For a CEO who receives no salary, Elon Musk's 2020 payday reached sky-high levels. He received four grants to buy 8.4 million Tesla shares in 2020. After paying the exercise price, those blocks of stock options were each worth $6.

Bar Trump from holding office again, impeachment managers urge Senate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
Donald Trump should be barred from ever holding office again, impeachment prosecutors said Thursday, as they urged the Senate to convict the former president for inciting the violent

6 charged for slay attempt on Cebu lawyer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
The National Bureau of Investigation has filed frustrated murder charges against six people allegedly involved in the attempted slaying of a lawyer in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu province, last

Blockbuster: Video brings US impeachment trial into digital age
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
The tradition-bound US Senate has sat in judgment of presidents before, including Donald Trump last year, but this week's prosecution, with its hours of chilling video aired

Cryptocurrency pioneer Diana Biggs joins digital assets startup Valour as its new CEO
TechCrunch - 2021-02-11
Cryptocurrency pioneer and early Bitcoin thought-leader Diana Biggs has joined Swiss-based startup Valour, which lets investors easily buy digital assets through their bank or broker. The move is significant with the news that Tesla has bought $1.

Subic Freeport gains P1.22 billion in fresh investments last year
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-11
Eisma, 63 new projects were put up here by business locators, mostly in the fields of construction, health and wellness, logistics, and information and communication technology (ICT). The new ...

The Black Female Funding Gap and Those Who Are Changing the Tide
Entrepreneur - 2021-02-11
While we're still lightyears away from where we need to be for true equality, there are venture capitalists and founders alike who are truly changing the tide.

English soccer heads ask Zuckerberg, Dorsey to act on racism
Business Insider - 2021-02-11
The leaders of English soccer asked the heads of Facebook and Instagram on Thursday to show "basic human decency" by taking more robust action to eradicate racism and for users' identities to be verified.

Coatue Hires Former ServiceNow Executive for Private Investing
Bloomberg - 2021-02-11
Investment firm Coatue Management has hired technology executive David Schneider as a general partner to focus on private investing, according to people familiar with the matter.

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