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In a painterly fashion
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-28
February is National Arts Month. This is an annual fete that started in 1991 with the signing of Presidential Proclamation 683. This year, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts declared the theme as "Alab-sining,

FIBA To Stream Live Basketball And Work With Creators On Twitch
Forbes - 2021-02-28
FIBA becomes the first major sporting governing body to enter a partnership with Twitch. It hopes a youthful, interactive audience will grow the sport around the world.

Health chief Duque won't receive Sinovac vaccine
Rappler - 2021-02-28
This comes after Senator Bong Go initially announced that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III will receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac on March 1

Snap Lens Studio 3.4 Update Brings Better Hand And Body Tracking, AR Asset Library
Forbes - 2021-02-28
Snap released Lens Studio 3.4, adding improved hand tracking, 3D multi-body tracking and full body segmentation to its AR offerings.

Cebu prelates now home from hospital after contracting Covid-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
Two prelates who tested positive for Covid-19 over a week ago have returned home. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and retired Bishop Antonio Rañola were discharged from the hospital at 5

DevOps adoption almost doubles in five years, Covid crisis accelerated adoption
ZDNet - 2021-02-28
Survey shows DevOps on the rise, and may have helped boost IT productivity during the great corporate dispersal

Policy reforms needed to prevent repeat of PNP - PDEA shootout, says Lacson
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
To prevent a repeat of the deadly shootout between operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement agency, the government may need to

Philippines receives Chinese vaccine, but Duterte prefers another brand
Reuters - 2021-02-28
The Philippines received its initial batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses on Sunday in a shipment donated by China, a day before its inoculation drive is due to begin, but President Rodrigo Duterte will not be among the first to be vaccinated.

Set fears aside, vaccines backed by science, says Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged Filipinos to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as the Philippines received its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from

Supply problem delays arrival of AstraZeneca vaccines by a week -- Duque
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
The expected delivery of over 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will not happen on Monday and will be delayed by a week because of global supply issues,

San Fernando, Pampanga Inaugurates Its First iFUEL Station
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-28
adds Krizzia Ann Loyang Tanabe, President and CEO of iFRANCHISE Business Services Corporation, the franchising arm of iFUEL. Also present during the ceremony are celebrity endorsers and co ...

Why is Facebook banning Myanmar military pages?
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-28
Anti-coup protesters march in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military as well as ads from ...

Duterte wants China trip to thank Xi for Sinovac vaccine donation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he wants to visit China and personally thank President Xi Jinping for the Sinovac Biotech vaccines donated by the Chinese government to

The world's biggest camera-operated autonomous store has opened in Shanghai. This is how it works.
Business Insider - 2021-02-28
AiFi's 4,000 square-foot store in Shanghai uses a series of cameras to track customers so that they can leave the store without using a till.

Porsche to participate in fundraising of electric supercar maker Rimac -Automobilwoche
Reuters - 2021-02-28
Volkswagen unit Porsche is participating in a financing round of Rimac Automobili that will see the electric supercar maker raise 130 million-150 million euros ($157 million-$181 million), its owner Mate Rimac told weekly Automobilwoche.

ITRMC, DAP-GSPDM ink partnership on future of health in the Ilocos
Gov - 2021-02-28
The signing of the MOA aims to create a Center for Health Systems and Development which is anchored on the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, and to assist in the praxis of health systems and development through the establishment of ladderized programs and ...

PH receives shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
The Philippines received its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, with the arrival of 600,000 doses of the vaccine made by China-based drugmaker Sinovac

PH receives first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
The Philippines received its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, with the arrival of 600,000 doses of the vaccine made by China-based drugmaker Sinovac

LGUs should be consulted on easing health protocols -- Robredo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
Local government units (LGUs) should be consulted by the national government in deciding whether or not to ease quarantine restrictions in a bid to open up the economy, Vice

Forbidden fruit: Taiwan urges people to eat more pineapples after China ban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people to eat more pineapples to help farmers on Friday, saying Taiwan had been "ambushed" by a ban on the fruit by neighboring long-time

Incognito: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-28
Set in a speculative past heavily referencing the Philippine 1890s comes Incognito, written and drawn by Faye Villanueva, and published by Kawangis Komiks. Incognito follows the adventures of ...

Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
Thailand kicked off its COVID-19 inoculation campaign on Sunday, with cabinet ministers, health officials and medical professionals among the first in the queue to receive

Cuba approves animal welfare law after civil society pressure
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
HAVANA  - Cuba has approved a long called-for decree on animal welfare in what some rights activists are hailing as an unusual triumph of civil society in the Communist-run country where

Duterte orders first round of Covid-19 vaccination by first week of March
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the first round of vaccinations to begin in the first week of March, his long-time aide disclosed. Further details on

Senate to postpone own probe of PNP-PDEA shootout - Bato dela Rosa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-28
The Senate will postpone its upcoming probe of the fatal "misencounter" in Quezon City between operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and

3 Essential Tips for Successfully Running a Remote Business
Inc - 2021-02-28
Whether you are transforming your traditional business model to remote or are in the early start-up phases, you need to recognize the new rules and norm of the game.

Biden scores legislative win as House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
WASHINGTON  - President Joe Biden scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats face

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; hundreds arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
Police in Myanmar launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of nationwide protests against military rule on Saturday, arresting hundreds of people and shooting and wounding at

Pope Francis expects to spend his final days in Rome: new book
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  - Pope Francis expects to die in Rome, still the Catholic pontiff, without returning to spend his final days in his native Argentina, according to a new book titled

Discount from food delivery apps for seniors urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
Food delivery service providers like FoodPanda and GrabFood should incorporate the mandated 20-percent discount for senior citizens in their mobile applications, a key House

Sotto backs keeping VFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
MANILA, Philippines -- If President Rodrigo Duterte seeks his opinion on the matter, Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday said he would be inclined to support the retention of the ...

New coco levy fund law upsets farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
Coconut farmers were deeply disappointed that President Rodrigo Duterte failed to fulfill his promise by signing into law on Friday the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund

16-Inch M1 MacBook Pro 2021: New Leaks Point To Major Makeover
Forbes - 2021-02-27
The next 16-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be faster, more connector-friendly, and sport a different physical design.

How capital-as-a-service can help you get your first check in 2021
TechCrunch - 2021-02-27
A lot of founders mix up raising money with making money." This quote, which Career Karma founder Ruben Harris mentioned off-hand on a phone call with me, has been on my mind for months. In fact, raising money can cost you money,

Marc Benioff's strategy to expand beyond Salesforce's roots in sales software is paying off in a big way, latest earnings show
Business Insider - 2021-02-27
Salesforce's revenue grew 24% last year, driven by demand for its new business lines like Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Commerce Cloud.

NASA's Perseverance has a little 'family portrait' Easter egg
Mashable - 2021-02-27
The Perseverance rover made its monumental landing on Mars on Feb. 18 and it has already sent thousands of raw images back to Earth. Hidden in photos of the rover itself is a "bumper sticker" with icons of NASA's previous Mars rover missions,

Storm Ventures promotes Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners
TechCrunch - 2021-02-27
Storm Ventures, a venture firm that focuses on early stage B2B enterprise startups, announced this week that it has promoted Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners at the firm. The two new partners have worked their way up over the last several years.

Superspreaders behind top Covid-19 conspiracy theories
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-27
Attempts to reach Rubini online and through business contacts were unsuccessful. Rubini has bristled at efforts to verify his claims. When a social-media user asked: "My question to you ...

Air travel quarantines are getting longer and lonelier
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-27
QUARANTINES continue to frustrate travelers and strangle airlines a year into the pandemic, with the threat from highly infectious coronavirus variants meaning enforced isolations are mostly getting longer and stricter rather than easing up.

Navotas markets, groceries closed every Monday for disinfection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
Public markets and groceries in Navotas will be closed every Monday for disinfection and cleaning following the surge of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the city, Mayor

Reproductive health education, vital vs teenage pregnancy during pandemic
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-27
"Teenage pregnancy is unplanned, but not necessarily unwanted, and unplanned pregnancy means no regrets." These are some of the findings presented by Dr. Gloria Luz M. Nelson, professor of Sociology at the University of the Philippines Los Baños,

Judge approves $650 million settlement of Facebook privacy lawsuit linked to facial photo tagging
Business Insider - 2021-02-27
Facebook users claimed the company violated an Illinois law that prohibits a private entity from collecting biometric identifiers without consent.

DOH6 taps overseas health workers to help gain public's trust on vaccines
Gov - 2021-02-27
The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH WV CHD) is seeking to generate testimonials from overseas Ilonggo health care workers to help disseminate information on the benefits of getting inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Brazil Tech Round-Up: Senate Passes Legal Framework For Startups, Dangers Of Privatization, Cost Of 5G
Forbes - 2021-02-27
The Brazilian Senate has passed a legal framework for startups. The government is warned about the dangers of the upcoming privatization of a state-owned technology company, and an estimate of the cost of 5G to operators is announced.

South Korea vaccinates 18,000 to start ambitious Covid-19 campaign
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
SEOUL--South Korea said 18,489 people received their first doses of AstraZeneca PLC's vaccine by midnight on Friday as it launched an ambitious COVID-19 inoculation campaign, and will begin

Nutanix CEO: Public cloud is a new opportunity to extend what the company does
ZDNet - 2021-02-27
Following a report of better-than-expected results and outlook by virtualized infrastructure company Nutanix, newly appointed CEO Rajiv Ramaswami told ZDNet that the public cloud presents an opportunity to extend the kind systems expertise the company has been selling for years.

700 LGUs still have no ordinances vs health violators -- DILG exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
At least 700 local government units (LGUs) nationwide have failed to pass ordinances that will impose penalties against violators of minimum health protocols that are being

OCTA: NCR could have 2,500 new Covid-19 cases daily by the end of March
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
The OCTA Research team on Saturday said it is possible that Metro Manila could have 2,500 new Covid-19 cases daily by the end of March if the trend in rising cases will

Mom of 3 says her kids got expelled from school over her OnlyFans account
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
A mother of three has spoken up after her sons got expelled from a Catholic school in the United States when the institution found out about her account on adult social platform

UPDATE 1-Philippines extends coronavirus curbs in capital ahead of vaccine arrivals
Reuters - 2021-02-27
Philippines records fresh four-month high in daily cases (Adds detail on AstraZeneca doses, COVID-19 infections)

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