Philips issues recall notification* to mitigate potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam component in certain sleep and respiratory care devices

une 14, 2021

  • Philips is initiating a voluntary recall notification* to ensure patient safety in consultation with regulatory agencies
  • Corrective actions include the deployment of updated instructions for use and a repair and replacement program for affected devices
  • Philips aims to address all affected devices
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BARMM logs 110 new Covid-19 recoveries

Another 110 patients recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the region’s Ministry of Health (MOH) reported.

Latest data as of Sunday night showed that the region’s recovery rate is at 85 percent or 6,479 out of …

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Manila to insure over 45K barangay workers

Village officials in Manila will soon have accident insurance protection after the city government approved a budget of PHP7.5-million for their coverage.

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, signed the Letter of Confirmation on Monday with the Government Service Insurance System …

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MisOr sets aside P1.9-M to aid 424 villages

The provincial government of Misamis Oriental announced on Monday that it will allocate over PHP1.9 million as cash assistance to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) efforts in its 424 villages.

Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Emano said during the virtual flag-raising ceremony that each village will …

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VFA abrogation suspended anew: Locsin

President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States for another six months, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced Monday.

The Filipino top diplomat said the chief executive relayed the decision to him …

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POEA warns OFWs vs. illegal recruitment to Lebanon

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday warned the public, particularly aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), to be wary of unscrupulous individuals and entities actively recruiting workers to Lebanon.

POEA chief Bernard Olalia also reminded the people that the deployment ban to the host …

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OCTA seeks another GCQ extension in NCR Plus

The OCTA Research Group on Monday recommended the extension of general community quarantine (GCQ) “with restrictions” over Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna — collectively known as NCR Plus.

“Given the downward trends, further calibrated easing of restrictions for certain businesses can be considered …

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SEC warns Cebuanos vs. XNC cryptocurrency scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission–Cebu extension office on Monday warned Cebuanos against engaging with digital currency schemes operated by individuals whose aim was to victimize unsuspecting would-be investors.

Lawyer Giness Marie Teves, legal officer of SEC-Cebu, said digital currency Xian Coin or XNC is not …

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14 nabbed in northern Negros city drug dens

At least 14 suspects were arrested in two buy-bust operations conducted by joint anti-drug operatives in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Sunday afternoon.

Reports of the San Carlos City Police Station on Monday showed that the operations were conducted in separate areas in Barangay …

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Donate blood, save lives: PH Red Cross

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) celebrated “World Blood Donor Day” (WBDD) on Monday with the reminder that the need for blood does not stop, even if the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic ends.

With the theme “Give blood and keep the world-beating”, the PRC raised …

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SoCot on high alert vs. floods, landslides

South Cotabato province remained on high alert on Monday against the possible occurrence of major flash floods and landslides as intermittent rains continued in several areas.

Rolly Doane Aquino, acting head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said they are continuously …

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