SEATTLE, April 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGC Biologics, a leading global Biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), announced it will be attending Alliance for Regenerative Medicine’s virtual Meeting on the Mediterranean conference this week, from April 6 – 9, 2021 as a first-time …Read More
EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Berkeley Lights, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLI), a leader in digital cell biology, announced the launch of Opto Assure, a series of assays that provides yield and product quality data at an earlier stage in cell line development. …Read More
Malacañang on Monday expressed confidence that newly-appointed Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo will pursue reforms to strengthen integrity and professionalism in the judiciary.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made this statement as he confirmed Gesmundo’s appointment in a Palace press briefing.
“Kinukumpirma ng Palasyo …Read More
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday announced that its consular offices remain closed after the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, collectively known as NCR Plus.
“Due to …Read More
The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said its request for inclusion in the priority vaccination group A4 was granted by the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19.
A request was sent to NTF chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on March 31, seeking to consider …Read More
Malacañang on Monday urged the public to wait for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act on an application for the use of Ivermectin as a potential anti-Covid medication.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after rejecting rumors that President Rodrigo Duterte had …Read More
India recorded a single day spike of 103,558 Covid-19 cases on Monday, the highest so far, thus taking the total tally to 12,589,067.
With 478 deaths since Sunday morning, the death toll stood at 165,101.
There are still 741,830 active cases in the country, while …Read More
A health executive in the province of Negros Occidental underscored on Monday the importance of vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), saying this will make it possible for everyone to return to normal life.
This, as 20 medical front-liners who took the first shots of …Read More
The Department of Health (DOH) staff on Monday reiterated their full support for Secretary Francisco Duque III in handling the Covid-19 pandemic amid repeated calls for his resignation.
Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire noted that Duque, as chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management …Read More
As more hospitals in Metro Manila are close to reaching full capacity for Covid-19 patients, a Palace official on Monday said the national government will be putting up “mobile hospitals” to attend to such cases.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said this idea was raised in …Read More
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said local ordinances should be the basis for apprehending violators of health protocols during the period of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Speaking during the Laging Handa press briefing, Guevarra said the issue was taken up during a previous meeting …Read More
The trust and confidence of the public in the government’s Covid-19 vaccination program will increase with the recent inclusion of local chief executives (LCEs) in its priority list.
Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, who received her first dose of AstraZeneca on Monday, thanked the national …Read More
Instead of extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and four nearby provinces beyond April 11, Malacañang on Monday said the government might downgrade it to modified ECQ (MECQ) to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after …Read More
A total of 231 more police officers recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
In an update on Monday, Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy chief for administration, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said this brought the police force’s total recovery tally to 13,391.
Meanwhile, 173 new …Read More
Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe, World Health Organization (WHO) representative to the Philippines, on Monday said the surge of Covid-19 cases in a country is attributed to “multiple factors” and not dependent on the government’s pandemic response.
In a virtual Palace press briefing, Abeyasinghe said the population …Read More
To further curb the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases here, Mayor Tony Kalaw has issued an executive order (EO) imposing mandatory isolation of people suspected to have the disease.
In EO 23, Kalaw has authorized this town’s municipal health office to track those who have …Read More
South Cotabato officials are pushing for the restoration of the quarantine protocol for travelers and the implementation of stricter preventive measures in the wake of the surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.
Governor Reynaldo Tamayo …Read More
What the Philippine Red Cross convalescent plasma center gained in five months, it lost in five days as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
Senator Richard Gordon, PRC chair and CEO, thus encouraged individuals who have recovered from the disease to donate their much-needed plasma to …Read More
The country’s manufacturing score in March this year posted growth as production volume and purchasing activity continue to rise, the IHS Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) report said.
The report released Monday shows that Philippine manufacturing PMI in March pegged at 52.2, but lower …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte will not be attending the ceremonial turnover of other Covid-19 vaccine brands to the Philippines, Malacañang said Monday.
In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte’s attendance at the arrival of China’s Sinovac-made “CoronaVac” vaccines purchased by the Philippine …Read More
Among local government units (LGUs) that have started inoculating the elderly, Las Piñas City has the oldest so far in 101-year-old Tomasa Amurao, well-known as “Nanay Po” in Barangay Talon Dos, Las Piñas City.
Amurao’s first dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine was administered on April …Read More
The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on Monday said it is working with authorities to identify and confirm claims that the suicide bomber in the Kasserine region of Tunisia was a Filipino woman.
In a statement, the embassy said Tunisia’s Garde Nationale Tunisienne killed a …Read More
The Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center (PJGMRMC) here temporarily closed on Monday its out-patient department (OPD) due to an influx of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients in the city.
Covid-19 patients from various provinces in Central Luzon and the National Capital Region …Read More
he death of two healthcare workers (HCWs), one was a retired doctor and the other a midwife, in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Isabela was due to the coronavirus disease and not the vaccine, a health official said Monday.
In an online media forum, …Read More
The Department of Health (DOH) is in close coordination with the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) following its confirmation that 117 of its staff tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a health official said Monday.
In an online media forum, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario …Read More
A total of 77 inmates at the Bataan Provincial Jail were found infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), based on the latest report of the Provincial Health Office on Monday.
They form part of the 99 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the province.
The PHO …Read More
Governor Carlos Padilla was confirmed positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Monday and quarantined at the Salubris Medical Center in Solano town.
Padilla told the Philippine News Agency in a phone interview that he was experiencing mild symptoms and that contact tracing of his …Read More
With the high number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the country that has prompted the reimposition of strict quarantine rules, the Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office for Bicol on Monday reminded the public, particularly the vehicle owners, on the guidelines for using the …Read More
The city’s executive assistant for security concerns is recommending to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo the fielding of health protocol enforcers to help curb the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in this capital and other parts of Negros Oriental.
Retired police Brig. Gen. Rey …Read More
The provincial government of South Cotabato is targeting to fully operate in the next two months its own centralized dialysis and treatment center for kidney patients in Koronadal City.
Dr. Conrado Braña, chief of the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH), said Monday the construction of …Read More
A lawmaker on Monday cautioned the public against buying coronavirus disease (Covid-19) medicines from entities that do not present the necessary business registration and permit to sell regulated products.
Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon noted the increasing number of sellers of non-approved drugs in online platforms …Read More
The national government has authorized the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) to procure an initial 500,000 rapid antigen test kits to boost testing efforts amid a surge in Covid-19 infections, Malacañang said Monday.
Under Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases …Read More
The coronavirus spread has not slowed down yet, a health official said Monday, noting that a significant number of laboratories were off during the Holy Week break and individuals did not have themselves tested.
“There are different number of labs that did not operate in …Read More
The head of the Roman Catholic church in Cebu underscored the strengthening of Filipino faith amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic during the opening of the 500th Year of Christianity (YOC) celebration on Sunday.
“Because when we celebrate, we make presence of the love …Read More
The Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday clarified that Lianhua Qingwen is registered but not as a medication against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
In a joint statement, the DOH and the FDA said the traditional Chinese drug Lianhua …Read More
Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said Monday the local convenors of the “Run, Sara, Run” campaign who underwent a 14-day quarantine tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
“Yes, they have arrived, quarantined, and followed the quarantine protocol set by the Department of Health (DOH) …Read More
Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said Monday the city government has appealed to the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) to approve stricter screening measures for travelers passing the region’s checkpoints.
In a radio interview, Mayor Sara said the appeal is based on the recommendation of the …Read More
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is partnering with carabao cooperatives to boost their incomes by providing milk for the government’s nationwide milk feeding program utilizing its new packaging solution that will prolong the product’s shelf life.
SMC’s packaging unit, San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp. (SMYPC), recently …Read More
Muslim religious leaders in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) announced Monday that they have formed teams of moon seers to determine the exact commencement of Ramadhan this month.
Grand Mufti Abuhurairah A. Udasan said that the observation teams will be deployed across …Read More
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo called on the New People’s Army (NPA) to listen to the people’s cry to stop committing atrocities and violence.
Panelo lamented that for decades, communist rebels have done nothing but to destroy lives, kill the innocent, and illegally collect …Read More
The Manila Police District (MPD) is investigating 25 Chinese nationals who allegedly presented medical certificates in various vaccination sites in Manila on Sunday to be able to get coronavirus disease (Covid-19) jabs.
MPD chief Brig. Gen Leo Francisco confirmed in an interview with the Philippine …Read More
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday “strongly” denounced the Chinese embassy in Manila for calling “unprofessional” the statement of Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on the presence of Chinese ships off the Juan Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea …Read More
Open water swimmer Cleevan Alegres has successfully circumnavigated the island of Olango, a separate islet located east of Mactan Island.
Mayor Junard Chan on Monday said 25-year-old Alegres completed the full swim around Olango in 12 hours. The distance was estimated at 19-21 kilometers.
“He …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte is standing by the strong statement made by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana demanding the immediate departure of the remaining 44 Chinese vessels from the Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang said Monday.
Lorenzana on Saturday told the remaining 44 …Read More
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has tapped some 119 households in three municipalities in Sarangani province to help rehabilitate starting this year over 500 hectares of forestland in the area.
Forester Abdul Cariga, chief of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office …Read More
The revised agreement with water concessionaire Manila Water Company, Inc. is “advantageous” to the government and consumers, Malacañang said Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced on March 31 that the government’s revised agreement with Manila Water has …Read More
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will remain operational to receive pleadings and other filings from litigants and will be lenient with deadlines during the extended period of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) this week.
DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Monday they will maintain a …Read More
Police here are hunting down two “persons of interest” believed to be behind the Holy Thursday explosion near an old police outpost that killed one passerby and hurt two others.
“We are pursuing a lead, in due time they will be behind bars,” said Maj. …Read More
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday announced a major revamp due to the retirement of senior officials this month.
PNP Directorate for Information and Communications Technology (DICTM) chief, Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. was named as the new Director for Comptrollership of the police …Read More
Six passengers of a distressed sea vessel were rescued off the coast of Surigao City on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Coast Guard reported.
The PCG Station in Surigao del Norte reported Monday that the MBCA Princess Iana Jane was “submerged when battered by huge waves” …Read More