Philips and Spanish healthcare group Vithas sign strategic agreement to incorporate Philips’ most advanced technologies into Vithas hospitals and clinics

January 25, 2021

  • 5-year alliance will provide Vithas Group with state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, image viewing solutions, and minimally-invasive intervention technology to deliver faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment to patients
  • Vithas will become a ‘reference technology partner’ for Philips in Spain, giving it fast
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Philips and Rennes University Hospital sign 5-year technology, research and innovation partnership to advance patient care

January 25, 2021

  • Hospital will have access to Philips’ latest technologies and informatics solutions to enhance the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management of patients
  • Multi-year strategic partnership will accelerate clinical research focused on image-guided minimally-invasive therapy, neurology, intensive care units and digital pathology

Amsterdam, the

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Philips delivers Q4 sales of EUR 6.0 billion, with 7% comp. sales growth; income from cont. operations increases to EUR 608 million, Adjusted EBITA margin improves 110 bps to 19.0%, and operating cash flow increases to EUR 1,305 million

January 25, 2021

Fourth-quarter highlights
•        Sales amounted to EUR 6.0 billion, with 7% comparable sales growth
•        Comparable order intake increased 7%
•        Income from continuing operations increased to EUR 608 million, compared to EUR 550 million in Q4 2019
•        Adjusted EBITA margin …

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Bren wins M2 title

Bren Esports capped a momentous Sunday for Philippine sports after capturing the Mobile Legends Bang Bang World Championship in Singapore.

Bren prevailed over Myanmar’s Burmese Ghouls in the best-of-seven M2 grand finals that went to a down-the-wire Game 7 as the former came back from …

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12 Mindanao fishing villages receive aid from MinDA

Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) provided steam-powered fish dryers, retort machines, and vacuum-packing equipment to 12 fishing communities in Mindanao.

MinDA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, in a statement on Monday, said that with the equipment, the fishing community beneficiaries will soon be marketing Spanish sardines and vacuum-packed …

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PRO6 remembers fallen SAF 44

The Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO6) on Monday joined the whole nation in observing the National Day of Remembrance paying tribute to the 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) who died in an anti-terrorist operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao six years ago.…

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PRC launches Covid-19 saliva testing

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Monday launched the Covid-19 RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test using saliva after the Department of Health (DOH) approved it over the weekend.

In his speech during the launch, PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Senator Richard Gordon said …

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T-bill rates sustain decline

The country’s Treasury bill (T-bill) rates declined Monday on back of continued strong demand for government securities and the high liquidity environment.

The rate of the 91-day paper declined to 0.969 percent, the 182-day to 1.323 percent and the 364-day to 1.542 percent.

These were …

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13 Ilocos Region bus routes resume operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has opened at least 13 inter-provincial routes which operators and drivers of public transport can now apply with special permit subject to mandatory health and safety protocols.

In a statement released Monday, Regional Director Nasrudin Talipasan of …

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Samar town councilor shot dead

A member of the town council in Pinabacdao, Samar was gunned down by an unknown assailant Monday morning.

Police identified the victim as Sammy Lagario, 50, a current member of the Sangguniang Bayan and former chief of Barangay (village) Parasanon.

Sketchy report reaching the Philippine …

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DSWD-12 allots P240-M for emergency aid

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has increased its funding for emergency assistance this year to nearly PHP240 million to further expand its coverage.

Cezario Joel Espejo, DSWD-Region 12 director, said Monday the move is aimed to cater to …

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