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Insurance industry will be able to more easily transfer exposure data, increasing efficiency and use of analytics to make better risk management decisions
Boston, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide today announced that it is making its Catastrophe Exposure Data …Read More
— Junshi grants AstraZeneca exclusive promotion rights of toripalimab in mainland China for the urothelial carcinoma indications and for all indications in non-core areas
— Junshi will continue to be responsible for the promotion of other indications in core areas
–The companies will continue to …
The rates of the Philippines treasury bills (T-bill) rose again Monday partly on the strong domestic liquidity situation.
The average rate of the 91-day T-bill inched up to 1.040 percent, the 182-day to 1.226 percent, and the 364-day day to 1.680 percent.
These were at …Read More
Abanse Negrense was the biggest winner of the PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup after taking a 1-3 finish in the tournament that ran through the weekend at the Subic Bay Beach Volleyball Court.
The two representatives of Abanse Negrense swept the two pairs of Sta. …Read More
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has further extended his medical leave until the end of March to fully recover before going back to work, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge, Undersecretary Bernardo Florece Jr., said on Monday.
“According to him after 10 days …Read More
Oil companies have announced they are implementing price increases on fuel products and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this week.
Starting Tuesday, Chevron, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, and Shell will raise diesel prices by PHP0.85 per liter and gasoline prices by PHP1 per liter.…Read More
The local government of Carigara, Leyte is urging residents to participate in the program that collects solid waste in exchange for food items.
In a phone interview on Monday, Carigara Vice Mayor Eduardo Ong Jr. said that since the Project’s Barter's launch on Feb. 24 …Read More
The towns of Guiuan in Eastern Samar and Limasawa in Southern Leyte are now ready for the quincentennial commemoration of the Philippines this March.
With more than two weeks to go, the local government unit of Guiuan is now ready for hosting the opening of …Read More
Suspected shabu worth PHP68,000 was seized from two alleged drug pushers in Naga City on Sunday, a police report said.
Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-Bicol spokesperson, on Monday, identified the suspects as Noel Anciano, 43, ranked seventh among wanted drug peddlers in Naga …Read More
Three senior magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) have submitted documentary requirements to be considered for the Chief Justice post after Diosdado Peralta retires this month.
Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, a member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) which screens and recommends …Read More
The provincial government of Pangasinan represented by Governor Amado Espino III and the municipal government led Mayor Ricardo Balderas have entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to develop and rehabilitate the 5.7-hectare Laoac dairy farm in Barangay Maraboc here to generate additional income to …Read More
The municipal government here is eyeing to build a fish processing plant and a National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse to benefit farmers and fisherfolk here.
In an interview Monday, Mayor Liseldo Calugay said there have been numerous requests from fish growers and operators due to …Read More
Malacañang on Monday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to change three special holidays in 2021 into special working days.
On Friday, Duterte signed proclamation 1107 declaring three special holidays—November 2 -Tuesday (All Souls’ Day), December 24 – Friday (Christmas Eve), and December 31 – Friday …Read More
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake that is tectonic in origin jolted the province of Sultan Kudarat on Monday morning.
In a 7:42 a.m. bulletin released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the quake's epicenter was recorded seven kilometers southwest of Columbio town with …Read More
Filipino pharmaceutical firm Glovax Biotech has partnered with a Korean vaccine manufacturer to produce the EuCorVac-19 in the Philippines, should the government purchase 40 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
In a statement, Glovax said it is in talks with the Department of Trade and …Read More
Medical front-liners, about 200 of them, will be first in line when Manila starts its vaccine rollout on Tuesday.
The national government delivered about 3,000 doses, good for two doses for 1,500 individuals, of Sinovac vaccines to the city’s Covid-19 Vaccine Storage Facility at the …Read More
The national vaccination program that kickstarted simultaneously in different hospitals and facilities on Monday is a "firm testament" of the government's commitment to protecting Filipinos, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana.
Sobejana witnessed the start of the immunization campaign …Read More
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has launched an investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of several hospitals in the area involving benefit claims for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Dr. Hector Zenon Leonardo Malate, acting regional vice president of PhilHealth-12, …Read More
Around 200 medical personnel, including three ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) took their first dose of China-donated CoronaVac vaccines on Monday at Camp Crame.
Brig. Gen. Luisito Magnaye, PNP director of health service; Lt. Col. Cleto Manongas, PNP General Hospital (PNPGH) chief, …Read More
Despite doubts on the legitimacy of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines in the country, medical front-liners welcomed the government's initiative as they are eager to gain protection from the virus.
"I am setting myself as an example as a department manager for the Covid …Read More
Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm has filed an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccines before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the EUA means the approval of Sinopharm vaccines can be issued in …Read More
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. assured on Monday that frontline healthcare workers across the country will have equitable access to the China-donated Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccines with the expected transport of vaccine doses to Cebu and Davao this week.
“Pagkakaalam ko (What I know is) this …Read More
The provincial government here has allocated some PHP130 million as standby fund for the purchase of vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
In an interview on Monday, Governor Daniel Fernando said the provincial government has decided to prepare the standby fund to ensure that the …Read More
The Universal Health Care (UHC) law never intended to give the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) advisory board the same function as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines, Malacañang said Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Vice President Leni …Read More
The top official of state hospital Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City urged the public to heed the government's call to trust vaccine experts.
Dr. Dominador Chiong Jr. said hesitations must be cast aside because it is more important to lessen the chances …Read More
Due to high global demand, National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday said 170,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines from the COVAX facility may finally arrive in the country by the second quarter of this year.
The initial batch was …Read More
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the country will not be stagnant in the current economic situation even if President Rodrigo Duterte expects the way of living before the pandemic will be back by 2023.
Lopez said as Filipinos learn how to deal with the virus, …Read More
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is encouraging medical front-liners to avail themselves of the opportunity to have themselves vaccinated against the dreaded coronavirus disease (Covid-19) now that the Sinovac jabs are in the country.
“Sa mga hindi pa desidido na medical front-liners, paalala ko …Read More
The Philippines kicked off its Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Monday morning, with shots to be administered to some frontline healthcare workers at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) and top government officials, an effort meant to boost public confidence in vaccination.
The first …Read More
Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday administered the CoronaVac vaccine to a physician of the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) in Quezon City.
Pulmonologist Dr. Eileen Aniceto, head of the hospital's emergency room, was among the 20 medical workers that …Read More
The government will procure 1 million doses of CoronaVac, produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical company, this March, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday.
Galvez, who is also the country's vaccine czar, said there is an "acute …Read More
The country sustained its 52.5 manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for February 2021, the IHS Markit reported Monday.
IHS Markit said the country’s manufacturing score last month signaled a solid operating condition as growth rate matched January 2021 level.
The solid manufacturing condition last month …Read More
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended Monday higher while the peso finished unchanged against the US dollar partly on optimism on the start of the government vaccination program against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The main equities gauge rose by 1.15 percent, or 78.11 points, …Read More
Police arrested on Monday a 48-year-old municipal employee in this town who allegedly induced a minor to steal close to half a million pesos from the municipal mayor’s residence.
In an interview, Staff Sgt. Rennon Mislang said the suspect, Eugenio Bumacod Jr., was identified through …Read More
Further reopening of the domestic economy and easing of quarantine level to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) nationwide in the coming months are expected to further lift the manufacturing sector.
This, after Markit’s manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the Philippines remains steady at 52.5 …Read More
The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court has found a former Mountain Province mayor and other officials guilty of graft in connection with anomalous government contracts in 2009.
The anti-graft court's Third Division, in a decision penned by Associate Justice Ronald B. Moreno dated February 26 and recently …Read More
The Department of Tourism (DOT) opens the application for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp starting Monday to all DOT-accredited accommodation establishments (AEs) and tourism destinations that are open to local tourists.
"With uniform travel protocols expected to stimulate domestic travel, …Read More
Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said the “best vaccine” to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country is the vaccine that is now readily available.
Lorenzana was referring to the country’s first 600,000 doses of Sinovac …Read More
Soldiers killed four members of Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who tried to launch bombings in Maguindanao, the military here said Monday.
Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of the 6th Infantry Battalion (6IB), said three other BIFF gunmen were wounded during the three-hour firefight …Read More
The UN Human Rights Office on Sunday condemned escalating violence against protesters in Myanmar, calling on the country’s military junta to immediately halt the use of force.
“We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately halt …Read More
Twenty-five farmers’ associations in the neighboring province of Bohol have received broiler chicks and feeds worth PHP232,450, the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) reported.
In a statement on Monday, DA-7 regional executive director lawyer Salvador Diputado said the agency has provided 1,250 heads …Read More
The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the expansion of hydroponics farming in the critical Lake Sebu to help improve the quality of its waters and overall condition.
Siegfred Flaviano, head of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), said Monday they are currently …Read More
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and its partner agencies have vowed to reduce, if not totally end, the malnutrition problem in the region.
Health officials in the BARMM introduced Monday the Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition (RPAN) 2020-2022, a strategic and …Read More
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 21-08 allowing movie houses in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) to reopen starting March 5.
The circular stipulates that cinemas in GCQ areas are only allowed to operate up to 25-percent …Read More
Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Al Cusi urged the public to exercise caution and to be more vigilant as the Fire Prevention Month kicked off on Monday.
“Public safety is paramount, and while the DOE is doing its part by informing the public about safety …Read More
Infighting drove seven members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) to surrender over the weekend in Agusan del Norte town of Buenavista, an Army official said Monday.
“Infightings have put into danger the lives of these former NPA members. They decided to cut their …Read More