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In PH quest for vaccines, health officials battle rumors of negligence
Rappler - 2021-01-01
The latest allegation sees the Department of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Science and Technology denying it did not act on Sinopharm's proposals for vaccine trials i

2021 in space: This year will bring Mars landings, eclipses, and even more commercial astronaut launches. Here's what to watch for.
Business Insider - 2021-01-01
In 2021, we'll see nine meteor showers. Boeing and SpaceX should launch humans into orbit, and NASA expects to land the first helicopter on Mars.

Bangkok to close schools for 2 weeks as number of COVID-19 cases rise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
The Thai capital of Bangkok will close all schools for two weeks after the New Year holiday as it tightens measures to control a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the city said on

5 Key Hearables Trends For 2021
Forbes - 2021-01-01
Hearables present an unprecedented opportunity for innovation at the convergence of personalized audio and wellness technology. While the jury is still out on who will successfully deliver the most game-changing and disruptive applications into the marketplace,

Quezon City starts zipper lane dry run on Commonwealth - 2021-01-01
The Quezon City government, in coordination with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, started yesterday the four-day dry run of the implementation of the zipper lane and road diversion to alleviate traffic gridlocks along Commonwealth Avenue.

2021 gets cloudy, rainy welcome - 2021-01-01
Cloudy skies and scattered rains will welcome the first day of 2021 due to two weather systems, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

44% of Pinoys expect life to improve in a year - 2021-01-01
More Filipinos are expecting the quality of their lives to improve in the next 12 months, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations.

Man drowns in New Year celebration turned tragic in Zambales
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
A New Year celebration on a river here turned tragic when one of four friends out for a swimming party drowned. The drowned man was identified as Allan Fajardo

Rain over parts of Luzon due to amihan, frontal system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
Cloudy skies, and rains are expected in various parts of the country due to various weather systems present, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical

2 Chinese suspects arrested in Cavite for kidnapping Taiwanese national
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 1) -- Authorities arrested on Thursday night two Chinese nationals who reportedly illegally detained in a Cavite safehouse a Taiwanese who owed them ?9 ...

17,000 in Negros Occidental welcome 2021 in shelters as flooding prompts evacuations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
Occ. on Thursday, December 31, 2020 It said the rains that caused the flooding were believed brought by the tail end of a weather system prevailing over Eastern and Central Visayas. The "sudden ...

Doctor forgives medical debt of nearly 200 cancer patients
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
An oncologist wiped away the debt of nearly 200 of his patients who are battling cancer as he permanently closed his clinic in Arkansas, USA.

Salceda wants all health workers vaccinated against COVID-19 this month
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-01
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda on Friday called on the government to vaccinate health care workers this month to prepare for a possible surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases amid the emergence of a new coronavirus variant from the United Kingdom.

Basilan peace projects continue in 2020 despite pandemic - 2021-01-01
Basilan, a component-province of the Bangsamoro region, has 11 municipalities and two cities -- Isabela and Lamitan.

Moderna to supply COVID-19 vaccine to S. Korea in May
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
US biotech firm Moderna is slated to provide 40 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as early as May, according to news reports Friday. The move came after the Korean

NASA's shared some interstellar fireworks to bring 2020 to an end. The Orion Nebula looks like a rainbow canvas peppered with dots of light.
Business Insider - 2021-01-01
NASA shares an "image of the day," every day. Its final image for 2020 depicts the Orion Nebula, more than 1,500 light-years away from Earth.

These five patents offer hints about what an Apple car could look like
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-01
(CNN) --Talk of a possible Apple car is back. Apple hasn't commented publicly on its plans for the project, nicknamed Titan, so it's not clear exactly what will come of the effort. Some who follow ...

Trump in winter: eight days of golf, tweets and rage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
President Donald Trump wound up his vacation at his Florida resort on Thursday, isolated, angry and with his power slipping away. Two months after losing the US presidential

New Year casualty: Stray bullet kills 12-year-old girl in Lanao del Norte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
A stray bullet claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl during the New Year celebration in Lanao del Norte, the Philippine National Police said Friday. PNP spokesman Brig.

Duque: Doctors giving unauthorized COVID-19 jabs will lose license to practice - 2021-01-01
We will investigate the illegal administration of unauthorized smuggled vaccines, specifically doctors and other medical professionals who administer them," Duque said in a joint statement of the DOH and the Food and Drug Administration Thursday.

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says
Reuters - 2021-01-01
The hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise was able to break into Microsoft Corp and access some of its source code, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Brazil's Fiocruz to seek emergency use of British COVID-19 vaccine
Reuters - 2021-01-01
Brazil's Fiocruz biomedical center will request authorization for emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University by next Wednesday, its president, Nísia Trindade,

British family doctors criticize change of plan on vaccine boosters
Reuters - 2021-01-01
British doctors have said a government decision to delay giving a coronavirus vaccine booster shot to vulnerable patients who have already had a first dose will be distressing and disruptive, their trade union said on Thursday.

Bitcoin touches record above $29,000, extending 2020 rally
Reuters - 2021-01-01
The price of Bitcoin topped $29,000 on Thursday for the first time, with the digital currency almost quadrupling in value this year amid heightened interest from investors big and small alike.

Here comes Team Changan
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-01
HONDA Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) finally brought in one of its best-selling models in the country--highly-anticipated 5th... CHANGAN Motor Philippines Inc. (CMPI), the official distributor of ...

Land grants for agriculture graduates ready by January
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) this week said it had identified about 230,000 idle government-owned lands across the country which could be distributed to fresh

Noted writer Gloria Goloy, 93
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-01
Gloria Garchitorena Goloy, poet, short story writer and journalist, passed away on Dec. 28 at the age of 93. A journalism graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Philosophy and

WHO approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in breakthrough for developing nations
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-31
(CNN) --The World Health Organization has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use, paving the way for lower and middle-income countries to begin immunizing their populations against ...

Ontario, Canada finance minister resigns amid outrage over Caribbean holiday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Ontario's Finance Minister Rod Phillips resigned on Thursday after public outrage over a Caribbean vacation he took earlier this month in violation of his own

Pharmacist Arrested, Accused Of Destroying More Than 500 Moderna Vaccine Doses
NPR - 2020-12-31
The now-fired hospital employee later said he knew "that people who received the vaccinations would think they had been vaccinated against the virus when in fact they were not," investigators said.

Amid Health Care Worker Shortage, LA Mayor Presses For Faster Vaccine Rollout
NPR - 2020-12-31
As the city's hospitals reach a breaking point, Mayor Eric Garcetti says Los Angeles needs more vaccine doses as soon as possible: "We can go as fast as you give us those vaccines."

Slovenians give bikes a holiday glow
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
In shop windows, backyards, on streets and public squares, many Slovenians have opted this year for unusual Christmas and New Year's decorations enshrining the humble

Teachers get more cash
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Public school teachers will get a P1,500 increase in their teaching and connectivity allowance this year, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Wednesday. Under

PH ends pandemic year with 474,000 COVID-19 cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
In its last coronavirus update of the year, the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said the Philippines had 474,064 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,541 of which were new

Microsoft says SolarWinds hackers were able to view its source code but didn't have the ability to modify it
Business Insider - 2020-12-31
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Justice sought for 9 slain in Panay raids
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Members of progressive groups on Thursday condemned the Rizal Day killings of nine members of an indigenous community that is opposed to a dam project on Panay Island and demanded justice for the

Eastern Comms subscriber base expands
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Eastern Communications, a company jointly owned by PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, added more subscribers this year over 2019 as it rolled out more services during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a

Meet The 20-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Created A Massively Popular App To Prevent Cyberbullying
Forbes - 2020-12-31
Trisha Prabhu came up with an idea to flip the script on dealing with cyberbullying. Instead of reactively putting the burden on the victim, she thought of a solution to help cultivate the next generation of responsible digital citizens to prevent the insults from happening at all.

Fake Facebook account for PNP chief probed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
Anti-Cybercrime Group, headed by Brig. Gen. Marvin Manuel Pepino, is investigating the people behind the fake Facebook account under the

Group Behind Alleged Russia Hack Broke Into Microsoft's Internal Systems
NPR - 2020-12-31
Microsoft previously said it was among thousands of companies that discovered malware on its systems. But on Thursday, it revealed the attack allowed hackers to access its closed-guarded source code.

Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Confirmed in NEJM Study
Medscape - 2020-12-31
Among people who received mRNA-1273, the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19 was 94.1% lower than among those who received placebo, investigators report in The New England Journal of Medicine.

AFP chief orders probe into vaccination of Duterte's security personnel
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-31
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay has ordered an investigation on the vaccination of some Presidential Security Group members with an unregistered vaccine.

The 10 stories that defined tech in 2020 -- and reveal what to expect in 2021 and beyond
Business Insider - 2020-12-31
Before we bid adieu to 2020, let's revisit some of the big developments in tech that defined the past 12 months and will shape the years to come.

This Small Business Offers Compostable Packaging On Amazon
Forbes - 2020-12-31
LOLI Beauty ran into one challenge when they decided to sell on Amazon: though its products are all housed in glass in an effort to be eco-friendly, the packaging to ship it in was, well, limited to plastic bubble wrap.

The Top Five PC Hardware Launches To Get Exited About In 2021
Forbes - 2020-12-31
When it comes to PC hardware, 2020 was an awesome year for both gamers and content creators. The biggest launch was undoubtedly AMD's 4th Gen Ryzen series a couple of months ago, with CPUs such as the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5 5600X ushering in its Zen 3 architecture and generally doing everything we'd asked for - massive uplifts in gaming performance,

23,793 have COVID-19 in PH as 2020 draws to a close -- DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-31
As the Philippines counts down the last hours of 2020, over 23,000 persons will be spending their New Year celebrations afflicted with COVID-19. As of Dec. 31,

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Viewed Some of Its Source Code
New York Times - 2020-12-31
The hackers gained more access than the company previously revealed, though the attackers were unable to modify the code or access emails.

Pangasinan reopens to tourists from Ilocos - 2020-12-31
This province has reopened its tourist sites for residents of Ilocos region. The provincial board passed an ordinance on Dec. 17 prescribing the guidelines for the reopening of tourism amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

And so this is Christmas...
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-31
A person with disability, a pregnant women were among the first recipients of the milk ration along with senior citizens. The lyrics of the song, titled "So this is Christmas," were written by ...

Garments exporters urge review of roadmap targets - 2020-12-31
The Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines is urging the Department of Trade and Industry to review the targets under the roadmap for the garments industry to take into account the impact of the pandemic.

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